Archive for the 'Writing' Category

Little or Nothing

Sunday, January 27th, 2008

I was supposed to have written a working synopsis of CtM #7’s Doctor Fate chapter Saturday, but wound up spending the day in semi-stupor, probably drug-induced. It’s now 2:28 AM Sunday morning, and I need to sleep, so of course I’m feeling driven to compose — this drivel, not Doctor Fate, because Doctor Fate would […]

Still Breathing…with Effort

Wednesday, January 16th, 2008

Hello, all. I’m still in the hospital and am likely to stay here at least until Friday, They’re trying to decide what to do with me after that — send me home or to some rehab facility where they’ll try to teach me to use what little lung power I’ve got left more efficiently. I’m […]

Al Veoli’s Journal

Thursday, January 10th, 2008

Dr. Tu, my pulmonologist, stopped by this morning to look me over and listen to my lungs. They sound better, he says, and the chest x-rays are showing some improvement. They also dialed me back from 60% to 50% pure oxygen through the mask this morning, with no ill effects so far. That, too, is […]

Sympathy Ploy

Wednesday, January 9th, 2008

Greetings from Mountain View Hospital, Observation Unit, Room 2, in Las Vegas. Mary drove me to the emergency room yesterday, and I was admitted pretty much immediately. My oxygen saturation percentage was in the 70s. (Ninety and above is considered normal.) It had reached the point that walking across a room was leaving me winded. […]


Sunday, January 6th, 2008

…for not posting more regularly. I’ve been sick again, damn it, and very little work is getting done. This may mean that COUNTDOWN TO MYSTERY #6 will be late, and that, for scheduling reasons, I won’t be able to write the introduction to Marvel’s Howard the Duck Omnibus edition. I have seldom been so thoroughly […]

Oh, BTW…

Thursday, December 27th, 2007

…I think I may have actually stumbled on a way to fully automate page, panel, and balloon numbering in the Word comic book script template. It’ll mean a drastic rewrite of the VBA code if it works, but fortunately most of that work be aimed at simplification. The old numbering method was vastly more complicated. […]

Ode to Joy

Sunday, December 16th, 2007

Sorry it’s been so long since I’ve posted here. It’s the usual litany of excuses. A little illness. A big deadline (still not met). Not enough sleep. Too much aggravation. Not very different from what goes on in anybody’s life, I’d imagine. There’s been progress on the UCLA front toward getting me on the transplant […]

Back to Work, Finally…

Wednesday, November 28th, 2007

I seem to have a working computer again. I definitely have an extremely urgent deadline to contend with. Don’t expect much in the way of posts the rest of this week. Justiniano is waiting for something to draw, and providing that material takes precedence over just about anything else. Since this will also contribute mightily […]