Had breakfast with Vala3 at the Grill--had a salmon-scramble with was excellent. We talked about fandom terms and I realized that we still, among ourselves, use the old terminology. I was calling Whump stories by their old name “get stories” and Vala corrected me.
I don’t like the Whump term because the whole idea of coded language is to be able to use it in public without anyone knowing what you are talking about. Like I want to say Whump in an upscale eatery. The kids don’t know how to create nomenclature with discretion-- Amateurs.
Getshep sounds so much cooler. (I’m being facetious)
Vala was telling me about Carson Beckett stories she’s reading, and of course she’s lost the links. None of my group is on Live Journal, so I can’t get her to post them. We aren’t even that good with cell phones which pretty much says it all about our techie incompetence.
I purchased the parasite book yesterday.
The Art of Being a Parasite. Claude Combes. 0-226-11438-4. U.
Am also reading "The Gates Ajar" a Victorian spiritualist novel, I’ve been looking for this for a long time. I am particularly interested in Pre-twentieth century precursors to modern SF. Particularity the writers who might have influenced Tolkien and the early fantasists.