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[Comments] (2) Constellation Games Author Commentary #26, "Everyone With Cartoon Violence": This week Ariel faces his greatest self-imposed challenge yet: getting along with his parents. Let's listen in, shall we?

Actually, before we shall, I have some good non-novel news. I've sold my story "Four Kinds of Cargo" to Strange Horizons! Look for it late this year. It's not a Constellation story, but I think fans of the book will like it.

Here's last week's extensive Twitter feeds. I retconned one of Tetsuo's posts because he mentioned his cocktail experiments, which don't happen until this week. And now, a bulleted list:

Before I go, a little bonus deleted snippet from the Ariel/Curic conversation, which might be of interest:

"The mature thing to do is to send for help before you end up like the Inostrantsi."

"The Inostrantsi are still around," I pointed out.

"The Inostrantsi reproduce by budding," said Curic. "They didn't have much genetic diversity to lose. They're also immortal, so the surviving individuals had good memories of pre-collapse society. Let's not push our luck, Ariel."

Okay! Good commentary, everybody. Tune in next week for Tetsuo's first college lecture, during the course of which he will say, "I'm sorry, I just assumed there was space travel."

Image credits: Azmeen Afandi, Brian Sterling, yours truly.

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Posted by Zack at Tue May 22 2012 13:43

I've noticed it's common for someone not to get along with their parents even though their parents are perfectly nice people.

When I was, um, eight or so, I wanted to know why we never stayed for more than a week at my grandparents', because I loved my grandparents in that completely unconditional and uncritical way that eight-year-olds do, and I never got to see enough of them. My mother told me that if she spent more than a few days under their roof she started to revert from adult to teenage interaction with her mother, and she couldn't take it.

(Adult-me also realizes that my grandparents probably didn't want houseguests for more than a week, just because houseguests are extra work.)

Posted by Zack at Wed May 23 2012 14:41

I also want to say that I really like the way the Gaijin name things.


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