Shameless self-pimping.

The latest episode of Unquiet Desperation has been published. It is the second of Chris Miller’s podcasts dedicated to NaNoWriMo and people in the Cleveland area crazy enough to attempt to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days.

This particular episode is near and dear to me because I got to play field correspondent and conduct interviews with several aspiring authors (including Laura and blob). After I turned the interviews over to Chris, he layed down some phat beats in the background and removed almost all references to Star Trek slash fic.

25,005: The target word count for 15 November, based on 1,667 words per day.
963,684: Total combined word count for all Cleveland-area participants as of this writing.
2.25%: My personal contribution to the above total.
4: Number of Cleveland-area participants who have reached or exceeded 50,000 words as of this writing.

Movie Review: Chicken Little (correction)

Yesterday, I indicated that Cars will be the first Pixar film not flying the Disney banner. My team of fact-checkers has informed me that this is incorrect. At present, it appears that Cars will be the last Pixar film co-produced and distributed by Disney/Buena Vista.

Ratatouille, starring Brad Garrett (Everybody Loves Raymond), may be the first film Pixar releases through a non-Disney distributor.

I am also informed that Elton John does not reference “the Death Star plans” in his song “Saturday Night’s All Right (For Fighting).”