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New Galaxion, and... do I have to do this? ;-)

Posted on 2008.12.16 at 17:24
I've been a terrible LJ-er lately. When was the last time I posted something? Like, three weeks ago? How can I expect to be part of the new social media at this rate?? Ugh. I wonder if we're moving towards a world where the recluse writer will no longer be tolerated-- we are expected to blog entertainingly, and those who can do it well certainly reap the rewards. It's a funny thing, really. I think I fell into storytelling, first with prose and then with pictures, because I felt it was the perfect hobby for a person like me who was introverted and shy. I only had to be "on" a few times a year at conventions, where all my geekified social interaction happened in big concentrated lumps. But now, the advice given to those who wish to be successful in this webcomics business is to get yourself out there, blog blog blog, get on twitter, do podcasts, and for best results try to do it every day!! Oy. I'm just not built for this. Every so often (as has happened these past few weeks) I just need to go away and recharge.

But at least Galaxion has kept right on going! I may not be good at talking about my life, but I can talk about my story til your ear falls off. The Pathfinder story has wrapped up (read the whole short story here), and now we're into some holiday silliness!



Comments:


A Writer & Research Junkie
kriz1818 at 2008-12-16 23:37 (UTC) (Link)
I wish *I* had a PhD in cookie dough! But I'm still working on my master's. :sigh:

;-D
ttallan
ttallan at 2008-12-17 02:54 (UTC) (Link)
A Master's in cookie dough is still a very worthy goal. ;-)
Fusella
fusella at 2008-12-17 02:44 (UTC) (Link)

PhD

Heh, says a lot about TerSA that someone with a PhD in *cookie dough* can get to be captain of her own ship, doesn't it?

What did they tell us, Tara, when we were graduating high school, get a degree, *any* degree, and you'll do well? I guess Fu is case in point.
ttallan
ttallan at 2008-12-17 02:58 (UTC) (Link)

Re: PhD

Of course, I never said Cookie Dough was the only subject on which Fusella wrote a doctoral thesis!
Fusella
fusella at 2008-12-17 03:03 (UTC) (Link)

Re: PhD

Did we ever say Fu actually had a doctorate? That kinda hurts my brain.
Dave Van Domelen
dvandom at 2008-12-17 03:09 (UTC) (Link)
Don't you just need to freeze the dough before cooking it to get it to hold a shape? I'm pretty sure it was some fairly simple trick.
ttallan
ttallan at 2008-12-17 03:21 (UTC) (Link)
That works for sugar cookies, but trying to get a drop-batter-style cookie like your standard chocolate chip to retain any kind of shape beyond "something roundish" is pretty difficult. Unless you use a cookie cutter on the already-baked cookie, but I think it's clear Fusella didn't do that.

In my head, the funny bit is that it seems the only kind of cookie Fusella knows how to bake (or cares to bake) is the chocolate chip kind. But she knows how to bake it really well!
Fusella
fusella at 2008-12-17 03:54 (UTC) (Link)
Well, what's the point in a cookie if it doesn't have chocolate in it?
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