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Small gods, big talent [Jul. 15th, 2013|06:22 am]
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So, freaking Lee Moyer was staying at our place last week with his s.o. Venetia. If you follow science fiction & fantasy at all you know Lee's work as the cover artist for countless novels, or maybe you know him for his literary pinup calendar -- or maybe you know him as the lead designer for Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 4th edition. In any event, I'm not sure exactly how we met Lee, though it was probably via LiveJournal (to this day I don't think I've made a single friend via facebook, though we've made legions of good ones via LJ).

Lee is criss-crossing the country being Guest of Honor at various conventions and managed to fit us in at the tail end. Lee's one of those people who's not content if he's not doing ten things.

He'd just been at a Terry Prachett Discworld convention where he was guest of honor and talking about a project he's working on called Small Gods -- which are a Discworld thing -- there are various small gods that perform small duties, and Lee is drawing one of these a day for a year. While he was here he made three, one of trillian_stars, one of Roswell, and one of some statuary we have lying about the house.




Clickenzee to Embiggen!



I believe these will be available for purchase on his website in some manner, so if you need to build a shrine to the small god of Cats on the Internet, you'll be able to.




Clickenzee to Embiggen!



Not content with drawing up a storm while he was here, Lee also built us a bookshelf. Being a book-shelf-space-conscious stort and noticing that we had stacks of books piled everywhere (as you do) Lee said one morning "I notice that there's a recessed space in your bathroom I could easily build a bookshelf into. Do you have any power tools? And -- of course I did, so he and Venetia hied off to the lumbar yard and came back with wood and spent the morning hammering and sawing and now there's an annex to our library with 26 shelf feet in the hot-tub room.




Clickenzee to Embiggen!



So there you go. There are many benefits to having talented friends.




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[User Picture]From: hennepin
2013-07-15 01:48 pm (UTC)

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You make the hot tub room look so spacious!!! I want to live there!
[User Picture]From: lois2037
2013-07-15 02:34 pm (UTC)

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Bookshelves are always wonderful. But won't books get a bit damp in a bathroom?
[User Picture]From: ladycelia
2013-07-15 04:12 pm (UTC)

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Cats never have forgotten that they were worshipped as gods. Roswell as a small tubby little god is perfect!
[User Picture]From: hoppytoad79
2013-07-15 09:28 pm (UTC)

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LOVE your icon!
[User Picture]From: ehowton
2013-07-15 06:28 pm (UTC)

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I can't help but think, that's why some people call it the library...

:D
[User Picture]From: howlokitty
2013-07-15 07:06 pm (UTC)

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You may have convinced me to buy a house. All I need then is lumber and friends with power tools.
[User Picture]From: howlokitty
2013-07-15 07:06 pm (UTC)

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Oh, and enough money to buy a house...
[User Picture]From: kylecassidy
2013-07-15 10:28 pm (UTC)

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buying a house was a good thing. i recommend it. but maybe not if the mortgage interest deduction goes away.
[User Picture]From: homewardangel
2013-07-15 07:42 pm (UTC)

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I need to make friends with more people who are able to visualize and invent bookshelves.

As a book nerd though, what about the humidity content of such a room? ARE THE BOOKS GOING TO BE OK?

[User Picture]From: kylecassidy
2013-07-15 10:30 pm (UTC)

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seeing is that the humidity in Philadelphia right now is 82% i'm not sure how much another few points is going to change things.
[User Picture]From: stevegreen
2013-07-15 09:18 pm (UTC)

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I've always wondered what the accommodation looked like on a sink estate.
[User Picture]From: hoppytoad79
2013-07-15 09:28 pm (UTC)

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Lee sounds fantastically awesome and giving and a bookshelf in the bathroom is tres awesome and a Small Gods card of Roswell is tres, tres awesome and a Small Gods card of Trillian is tres, tres, tres awesome.
[User Picture]From: kylecassidy
2013-07-15 10:30 pm (UTC)

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It's a pretty nice thing!
[User Picture]From: ratphooey
2013-07-15 11:54 pm (UTC)

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This post makes me very happy.
[User Picture]From: kylecassidy
2013-07-16 01:03 am (UTC)

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me too!
[User Picture]From: spacedlaw
2013-07-16 06:13 am (UTC)

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I believe Roswell to be a small fury god which is bigger on the inside. Most likely so is Trillian.
:)
[User Picture]From: ms_violet
2013-07-16 02:51 pm (UTC)

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Best house guests ever.
[User Picture]From: ms_violet
2013-07-16 02:55 pm (UTC)

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That literary pinup calendar wasn't quite what I expected. I thought it would be something like Edward Albee in a smoking jacket riffling pages provocatively, but then again, I'm kind of weird.
[User Picture]From: rhondaparrish
2013-07-20 07:25 am (UTC)

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And also? Frylock lives in your bathroom!