Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Well, here it is the new year, and I've not done a thing on D6 (DOPS VI/NIGHTINGALE) for months now, I guess. In a way I'm sorry about that, because I know people are anxious to hear how it goes with Cass & Lawrie, and find out who the 6 folks are who get married.

But, the good new is that Collin O'Daurc is only a few chapters away from completion, and that it is a fantasy and a quick-read that will be little over 300 pages (for me, extremely short!). COD actually predates DOPS, by about ten years; but I never did anything about it except to decide that the main character was based on a hairstylist I used to know, who was from England. Why? Dunno. Just is. Other main characters include artist Paul Gauguin and Tully, a giant drill. What's a drill? It's the largest of the Old World monkeys, weighing over 100 pounds, and frequently mistaken for being in the baboon family. They look quite a bit like the mandrill, another huge primate famous for its red and blue face and equally colorful rump, but drills are black and white with touches of russet, and stockier. They also have the scariest teeth of anything capable of going on two legs.

What's next? That, I'm afraid I don't know--perhaps back to DOPS, perhaps on to other things! In any case, I wish all of you a very happy new year, and thank you for your visit!