Phone covers, 80s music, and strange thoughts about same

Grace has been working on some embroidery design — for an iPhone cover, she said. Is that even a thing? Embroidered phone covers, I mean. (I don’t own an iPhone — or any kind of phone — so I don’t have much reason to notice.) The word dexter was mentioned, so I suspect she’s up to something weird of which I would approve wholeheartedly.

I mentioned quite a while back that Grace was thinking about starting her own blog, where she could show off some of her sci-fi/fantasy-inspired needlework projects. Well, I think she’s actually doing it now. I recall some of my blog followers expressing an interest, so I’ll let you know once I have more specific news.


Random thoughts about old music videos…

(Oh, for fuck’s sake, it’s just an adjective. *shakes head*)

Finally, I will share with you something weird about why I still love the video for the song “Take On Me” by a-ha (a group who chose not to capitalize their name for some obscure Danish reason): it reminds me a little bit of a series of novels I like. (You’re soooo surprised, right?) Again going through old blog posts (the way one does), I saw where I shared YouTube links to songs I’d been listening to, and “Take On Me” was one of those. Well, the only version of Why Weaver Likes That Video that doesn’t contain a bit of in-story jargon that, unfortunately, could be mistaken by the uninformed for the surname of a particularly loathsome politician goes kinda like this: Too bad Merle Corey never got into illustrating graphic novels…

Think about this, folks… In fact, I’ll even make it easier for you. Here, have a link. You’re most likely to find explanations for many fiction-related things in this blather in the section labeled “Ghostwheel.” And, um, think about pictures that aren’t just pictures but can be used to communicate with the people they’re pictures of. Something like that.


About Thomas Weaver

I’m a writer and editor who got into professional editing almost by accident years ago when a friend from university needed someone to copyedit his screenplay about giant stompy robots (mecha). Having discovered that I greatly enjoy this kind of work, I’ve been putting my uncanny knack for grammar and punctuation, along with an eclectic mental collection of facts, to good use ever since as a Wielder of the Red Pen of Doom. I'm physically disabled, and for the past several years, I’ve lived with my smugly good-looking twin Paul, who writes military science fiction and refuses to talk about his military service because he can’t. Sometimes Paul and I collaborate on stories, and sometimes I just edit whatever he writes. It's worked out rather well so far. My list of non-writing-related jobs from the past includes librarian, art model, high school teacher, science lab gofer… Although I have no spouse or offspring to tell you about, I do have six cats. (The preferred term is "Insane Cat Gentleman.") I currently spend my time blogging, reading, editing, and fending off cats who like my desk better than my twin’s.
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