Sunday, March 15, 2009

Beware the Ides of March

'cause that is the day I was born.

Celebrating my birthday today is a strange little story from Catherine J. Gardner over at Fifty-Two Stitches. Read "The Marionette Manipulator & The Headless Bride" and let her know what you think.

Update: Everything is working smoothly at RPM. Download away!
I have a new piece up at Ruthless Peoples Magazine. "Man Bites Man" is a horrid little piece of flash. It is probably the most foul and offensive thing I've penned to date. (Meaning most of my blog readers would probably like it.) Remember: this story isn't for the kids.

Oh, yeah...We went to see Watchmen on Friday. Loved it (mostly). Plenty-o-folks have already posted detailed reviews, so I'll skip that much. I originally the graphic novel back in '92, so this movie had been a long time coming for me. Of course they changed the ending (I never can understand why) and the music was a little wonky in places (um, the Comedian's funeral?), but overall it was a fun experience.

Cheers, all, and enjoy the day.

26 comments:

Catherine J Gardner said...

You are not authorised to access this page... Darn it. Guess, I'll have to try again later.

Thanks for the link Aaron, and of course for publishing it in the first place.

Catherine J Gardner said...

OMG! Can you believe I never said Happy Birthday, I am such a dunce.

Have a good one, Aaron, and may the coming year bring you an agent and a book deal.

Aaron Polson said...

Wow...an agent and book deal. Thanks! (if only)

I still can't access RP either, and I'm a contributor! Argh!

Jamie Eyberg said...

Happy Birthday! Go out, have fun, raise some hell.

I couldn't access it either so they are 0 for 3 so far.

katey said...

I couldn't get to it either, but I'll keep trying-- it DOES sound rather like something I'd enjoy. That's a nice birthday present, anyhow, but I wish you the agent and book deal as well. I mean, it's been seconded, so it's just a matter of time now!

Also, while it had it's musical weirdnesses, Watchmen had me with Mozart's Requiem in the end. I'm such a sucker for it :/

Jameson T. Caine said...

Drat. I couldn't access it, either.

Happy birthday!

Aaron Polson said...

Thanks for the well-wishes. I think you have to subscribe or something (which I did) but still no good. Hopefully the kinks are ironed out.

(and Requiem was nice...the knock-off of Simon and Garfunkel, not so much)

Catherine J Gardner said...

I'll subscribe and see if that works.

Catherine J Gardner said...

I subscribed and when I confirmed my email I received the message that they would forward a pdf of issue 1 to me. I guess you have to wait for the email.

Natalie L. Sin said...

Thanks for the warning about the ending! I'll still watch it, but now I should brace myself.

Anonymous said...

Hi Aaron,

I just found this blog after reading your story. It was a touching piece and I really wish I could write something of that quality.

Best wishes,

Natalie L. Sin said...

PS: Happy Birthday!

K.C. Shaw said...

Happy birthday!

I didn't have any trouble downloading the issue (using Firefox, maybe that makes a difference?). I loved your story! Funny in a horrible way, and I totally didn't expect the ending. :)

Aaron Polson said...

All is good now, and it seems anyone can download. Huzzah!

Editor - Ruthless Peoples Magazine said...

Dear Aaron

Sorry--to everyone--about the glitch in accessing RPM01.

If you ever have any trouble with the site, please email me directly at editor@ruthlesspeoples.com and I will sort it out.

Catherine: please send me more material.

Jamie: please see your email regarding Wine for Two.

If anyone goes more than a week without an answer from RPM, please email me.

Our best wishes and greatest love to your all,

Editor
Ruthless Peoples Magazine

Editor - Ruthless Peoples Magazine said...

Bah. Preview friend. Alcohol enemy.

Danielle Ferries said...

Happy birthday. I hope you have a great day.

Robert said...

Dark, dark story. Definitely didn't see the ending. Don't know if I agree with Anonymous though -- unless he/she means a different kind of touching ...

Happy b-day, Aaron.

Jeremy D Brooks said...

Oh, man, what a twisted ending...nice.

Happy b-day!

Felicity Dowker said...

Happy birthday, Aaron!

I loved the music in Watchmen. *blush*

Off to read your story now...

Catherine J Gardner said...

Oh my, you have sick mind. Very, very well done.

Barry Napier said...

Ooooh....very VERY tight story. You sick puppy, you...

Jeremy Kelly said...

Happy Birthday! Great story - I... will never look at bullet holes the same.

Jamie Eyberg said...

I don't know if I was supposed to laugh but I got a good chuckle out of that story. Either that or I need some serious help. Great voice. I won't look at the news in the same way.

Carrie Harris said...

Happy birthday a little late! May the coming year bring many finished mannies and subsequent acceptances!

BT said...

Sorry I'm late on this, buddy - been a little side tracked lately. I won't be forgetting your birthday any time soon though - the day before mine - until Old Timers hits me, I should be able to keep that one in mind.

I haven't read your story yet, still working my way through the feed list. Will do as soon as I've checked in with Cate and Nat's blog.

Hope you had a great birthday.