First, the disclaimer: Anything written here is my opinion only, and has nothing to do with my employer..
Okay, now that that's done, hi there. This LJ is friends only and probably always will be. I have a Real Blog over at Pretending to Write.
"People are always saying, 'You're really nice, I thought you were going to be a complete asshole.' I'm getting pretty fed up with it. I just want to say to them, 'Well I could always piss on your head.'" - Trent Reznor
"I've never been certain whether the moral of the Icarus story should only be, as is generally accepted, "Don't try to fly too high," or whether it might also be thought of as, 'Forget the wax and feathers and do a better job on the wings.'" - Stanley Kubrick
"Watching TV shows doesn't create psycho killers. Canceling TV shows creates psycho killers!" - Scary Movie
"I want to write about people I love, and put them into a fictional world spun out of my own mind, not the world we actually have, because the world we actually have does not meet my standards. Okay, so I should revise my standards; I'm out of step. I should yield to reality. I have never yielded to reality. That's what SF is all about. If you wish to yield to reality, go read Philip Roth; read the New York literary establishment mainstream bestselling writers…. This is why I love SF. I love to read it; I love to write it. The SF writer sees not just possibilities but wild possibilities. It's not just 'What if' - it's 'My God; what if' - in frenzy and hysteria. The Martians are always coming."