Lick Me…and Other Assorted Cheese
Posted on May 19, 2008
I walked into work, set my things down, stepped out on the production floor and damn near ran clear into my delightfully cranky older friend.
Snooky was most likely the temptress in a Kristoffer Gair fable, just not pictured.
Snooky: (dirty look)
Moi: Snooks, I completely forgot to tell you that I ran into a friend of yours over the weekend…said he remembered you from the old days.
Moi: He said his name was Adam. He married Eve.
Snooky: Lick me!
And that’s how my Monday started after a long weekend attending the Motorcity Comicon. As conventions go, I spent the least amount of money at this one. Kind of a minor miracle, that. I did find a neat little poster for an anime called “Lensman”. Ever hear of it? It’s based on a book by Science Fiction author E.E. ‘Doc’ Smith (cited as inspiration by J. Michael Straczynski, creator of Babylon 5). If you knew all that (and you probably didn’t), here’s something you don’t know; my partner is Smith’s great grandson. Kinda cool, huh?
What else? Oh, I thought it went a bit by the wayside, but a communication with my publisher the other night indicated that they are still planning on squeezing in the rerelease of my first book, “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way To My Sexual Orientation”.
And this cracks me up. “A Funny Thing…” was labeled as a “coming out” story, something I hadn’t expected at the time of its release. Kinda cliche, right? “Lord of the Loins” is being labeled as a romantic comedy. (raising eyebrow) It doesn’t get much more cliche than that.
On a personal front…or personal affront as the case was…I received a rather tart e-mail from someone:
“I don’t write for the masses. I don’t write for you. I write as you might if you were not writing for any crowd. But you do. This bothers me. …my writing is not cheese for the masses that I have seen you do.”
Wasn’t that precious?
Apparently you’re all mice.
And speaking of cheese, it’s time to make dinner.
Until next time!
Kristoffer Gair (who formerly wrote under the pseudonym Kage Alan) is the Detroit-based author of Honor Unbound, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To My Sexual Orientation, Andy Stevenson Vs. The Lord Of The Loins, Gaylias: Operation Thunderspell, several short stories featured in anthologies (to be combined in a forthcoming book), the recently re-published novella Falling Awake, its sequel, Falling Awake II: Revenant and Falling Awake III: Requiem.
One Response to “Lick Me…and Other Assorted Cheese”
Angel Martinez says:
January 14, 2012 at 8:54 am
“…my writing is not cheese for the masses that I have seen you do.” But apparently, this person’s writing lacks solid sentence structure. Not for the masses, indeed, lol.