Another Dark Little Corner
Started this before change to "New Blogger", as backup in case of trouble with digiphoto blog "In a Small Dark Room", or rants & links blog "Hello Cruel World" . Useful - at one stage Dark Room was there, but like the astrophysical Dark Matter, we could't see it ... better now, but kept Just In Case.
There is nothing. There is no God and no universe, there is only empty space, and in it a lost and homeless and wandering and companionless and indestructible Thought. And I am that thought. And God, and the Universe, and Time, and Life, and Death, and Joy and Sorrow and Pain only a grotesque and brutal dream, evolved from the frantic imagination of that same Thought. Mark Twain (letter to Joseph Twichell after his wife's death)
[me, on a bad day]
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Preditors and Editors
Everything you wanted to know about literary agents
On the getting of agents
(and my Wish List)
All the people who were trying to locate a radioactive dump always said: "it's only for the low-level waste".
This, to me, is the equivalent of the well-worn phrase: "I'll only put it in a little way."
Once the low-level waste is in a special place, wait a couple of years, and where else but right nearby would they want to put the intermediate, and then the high-level waste?
Once there's a place for Australian waste, wait a couple more years, and hey-ho, why not make money from those poor worried people who don't have a place for their own?
Remember much of the world still considers Australia to be the sort of place that's well out of sight and mind (soapie characters come here to disappear), and have been sniffing around the idea of using us as a handy dump for European, Japanese & other toxic wastes, e.g. the Pangaea company.