Editor: Marketing Blurb 1 or 2?
Art Department: Cover 1 or Cover 2?
Agent: Alien 1 or Alien 2?
Kid 2: Sentence 1 or 2?
Optometrist: Better 1 or better 2?
The map was made with Inkarnate.
Watch Tulip and I is grammatically incorrect. Watch I do things is not English.
No, the map is not for a movie. If it was for a movie, you would have seen me dance about waving things.
Yes, you can use settings of our worlds for your personal TTRPG. Just don’t sell work based on them without licensing.
Normal people cannot stay at the inns unless they are in the know like Officer Marais.
The inns are not required to be near population centers but it helps. The inns absorb energy of their guests but they also benefit from robust human presence around them. The innkeepers prefer to hide in plain sight and many travelers have business on Earth with both humans and others and because inns tend to specialize, they may not necessarily stay at the same inns.
The outer facade of the inn doesn’t change. That would be pretty odd. The inhabitants of the Avalon subdivision are not blind.
You are on your own today. I have an important appointment today, and I need to write something before the appointment, because I am pretty sure no writing will be happening after. See you later.
Patricia Schlorke says
Ok. Good luck with the writing and appointment. 🙂
Maria R. says
Thx for the info. Hope appointment goes well.
Best wishes for a good appointment with positive results.
Hope nothing is happenig after as you are soaking in a tub. Just remember, barricade the door first. Position guards. Have the cell handy.
Also, check for cats
My cat would come sit on my stomach as I soaked in bathtub as apparently my soul might go down the drain????
The other pets would set up watching stations
Good luck with the appointment, thank you as always for the Worlds You Create.
Appointments suck. So sorry you have one.
Good Luck with the writing & appointment! Hope all goes as you wish.
YES!!!!! Tulip and I are my pet peeve. Most people think they’re being super correct and it makes my gnash my teeth
Kim Stewart says
Do not mess with HA on the story structure, be it grammar or science, for lo, they know their shit and will blast you with verbal fire.
I know!!! Then we see “myself” when “me” would be correct, apparently used in the same mistaken belief!
Optometrist: 1 or 2
Me: Dude, you are just messing with me now. They are all a blur and there is no difference
Optometrist: So what I’m hearing is, you need a new prescription
Me: shut up
Optometrist proceeds to laugh like a maniac
Carina M Paredes says
Ummm yes. They ask if there is a difference between two lenses. . .ummm no I still can’t see.
For me most of that question happens during fine tuning because they have the approximate values from that machine you look into. So the main difficulty is deciding whether there is actually a quality difference of they are pretty much on the same level.
Thanks for the Inkarnate tip — signed up as a paying customer with them. Going through the blurb/marketing/advertising struggles, but at a tiny Indie instead of Big Author ( 🙂 ) level.
My opthalmologist in the 60’s: which is better, lens 1 or lens 2?
My opthalmologist in the 90’s: which is better, lens 1 or lens 2?
Me: do they teach that phrase in med school?
Opthalmologist from the 90’s: hysterical laughter
May the appointment go well!!
Am I the only one who got about 17 TTRPG game ideas upon reading that we can use the settings?!
Susie Q. says
What is TTRPG?
Moderator R says
Table Top Role Playing Game 🙂 . Like Dungeons and Dragons, for example.
Ms. Kim says
Wishing you all the best.
“Optometrist: Better 1 or better 2?”
Oh god I hate this question
I was in my 30s when I realized that “about the same” is an option. ????
About the same is my endpoint when I do parts of the rx (optometrist here) ????
Patricia Schlorke says
I drive my optometrist nuts when I tell him “hmmm…do that again” before I commit to saying “it’s about the same”. I can feel him sigh. 😀
Judy Schultheis says
I hope both the writing and the appointment go well.
Angela Knight says
Good luck! Hope both writing and appointment goes well.
Michal Glines says
I hope you take satisfaction and comfort, but not pressure, from the fact that we of the BDH would happily read a grocery list if you guys wrote it (and probably argue about which character we liked the best in the list, and which ingredients shipped best, too!)!
Best wishes for a positive day of refreshingly good, attentive service, happy outcomes.
Peanut butter. No doubt. It’s always the best
Divide and conquer! You would say “Watch Tulip,” and “Watch me.” You wouldnt say “Watch I.” Hope everything goes well!
Jane Herold says
You know you’re in trouble when the optometrist brings out the old polished wooden box of prisms. And goes old school because my eyes are too weird for the computer to figure out.
YES! I had cataracts removed, was told I’d see clearly. Well, maybe. One eye still will not come up to 20/20 at all, the other does, but without the prisms, I see two of everything. Never did that before. I was nearly blind in one eye due to “lazy eye” which is fun. Now my “good” eye can’t see clearly with the new lens implanted. Put in prisms, everything got real short and wide. Went back. Put in MORE prisms, things are OK, seeing only one of everything, but not perfect. I went home and learned to cope. My big deal was being able to drive a car and read a book. I can do both. Prisms are weird. Turned one way, look up, the letters are not even in the same room. Turned over, bam! One letter through both eyes. Old school still works.
Bill G says
Thank you; I hope the appointment goes well.
Your words and worlds make
my world better !!!
Rest ,relax , and please take more cute pet pictures .
kate davenport says
Total non-sequitur but I’m just rereading Sweep of the Blade. Shouldn’t they have added the Mukona kill to Maud’s list of titles? Or Arland’s? Or both. It sounded like a big deal while Arland was talking to her about it.
Inkarnate is the coolest thing ever.
Thanks! Hope all goes well, including the not-writing part.
William B says
The optometrist comment was very specific, I’m betting there’s some eye dilation that will curtail any writing afterwards.
Good luck with the appointment!
Thanks so much for the link to Inkarnate- now I’m wondering if I can use it in my social studies class this year! The versatility of your blog in my life is truly amazing… my daily “What if” fix, a friendly, troll-free (thank you ModR) community to enjoy with other quirky, book-obsessed minds .. and now you’re helping me think of ways to motivate 7th graders! I bow before your greatness.
Someone (several someones) said the BDH will def read grocery list written by you. I second this. But, seeing as we have read Saiman’s grocery list, can we pretty please have the grocery list of Kate? I’m curious what kinds of meat she buys for Conlan and Curran. Thank you.
Moderator R says
There is a Kate grocery list! For a certain naked dinner hehe. Along with grocery lists for Curran, Dali and Jim.
They can all be found in Small Magics, which is full of so many goodies ???? https://www.amazon.com/Small-Magics-Ilona-Andrews-ebook/dp/B015JNEOEK
If you already own Small Magics and don’t have the content I’m referencing, you may need to sync up your copy for the free updates.
Hope this helps 🙂
We are on our own. Unsupervised. Whee!!! Oh, wait. Not unsupervised, for there is always the Mighty Mod R. It’s probably for the best…
At the farmers’ market today I saw a great tshirt saying ‘In my defence I was left unsupervised.’
Good luck on the appointment. And so many one or two choices!
About the map, I believe if you need a partial map of Gertrude Hunt, do it. You have written several times that any new rooms defy physics. Sean counted the visible windows and knew something magical happened.
I believe that mundane Earthlings can’t see some of Gertrude Hunt’s grounds. Were there special allowances made for the mundane guests at the barbeque?
Ah, eye exams. Blind since I was in third grade, visually challenged let’s say! I’ve gotten blindingly fast at my 1,2, or same answers 🙂
Here’s something everyone can enjoy (although you’ll need subtitles and I am certain I’m missing some humor, LOL)
Boston Dynamics gets a little fun made of it… ah. The weather control part is one of my favorite parts. 🙂
Secrets to Genshin Impact? It’s a gorgeous game 🙂 Word of warning, never let grandkid 1 turn you onto an addictive game ????
So… are there any like large inns in places like New York? Like maybe disguised as a high rise or would they be in the burbs? I kept seeing big city apartment pictures everywhere today, and now I’m wondering if one of those cozy places was an inn 😉
I am late in posting. Have not taken time to read previous posts.
Dina owes Nuna Cee a favor from ” One Fell Sweep” and Maud owes one from “Sweep of the Blade”. Will these be addressed in future Innkeeper stories, or did I miss something along the way?
Check out Kate in Poland! It was on the bestseller’s table. Made me smile. I miss home.
let me try sending the link again……
Moderator R says
Is it a link or a picture you’re trying to send? Neither is coming through, the picture size limit is 1 MB, so if you could decrease the ratio it would work better ????
I mis wrote. It’s a pic. i downsized it. from my end it looks like it now posted. Kate looks so fierce in her armor!
Moderator R says
Yes indeed! Showed up now, very fierce! Love it