2.10.2006

How to Solve All Your Problems

ask Miss Snark and AgentC of course.

But, how to do that?

Well, don't ask a question in the comment trail of a post. We don't see comments quickly or regularly.

Send an email. The links are on the right side of the blog.

AgentC will be answering mostly toward the end of the day. Miss Snark as usual is answering when she can pry Killer Yapp off the keyboard (he's in a fevered romance with a goat, and twins called the Rott-en Sisters. Law enforcement intervention is at hand, I fear.)

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ah, I understand. Ask all my questions right here! Thanks!

Ni T. Witt
Author of upcoming book, "How to Be an Idiot Online"


:)

Jennette said...

So that's why I keep finding keys chewed off my keyboard and wiry, black Rottweiler hairs all over it.

Tell KY that both the Rott-n girls are fixed.

Lizzy said...

I thought that Bill E. was a boy goat.

Anonymous said...

can we query agentc?

Sha'el, Princess of Pixies said...

But Nan E. Goat isn't a boy.

I'm not sure Bill E. knows about her crush on KY. I'm certain that he doesn't know Nan E. can Instant Message.

I only learned about it last night. I found her sitting in my desk chair. The lights were low, and she was typing furiously.

She's pretty much of a flirt, and I knew she was lying when she said she was checking the price of sweet corn futures because her tail was wagging. A doe with a wagging tail has serious romance issues.

Besides, Bill E. is too busy trying to woo my new French Alpine doe, Pricilla. She's got the good taste to mostly ignore him. She's much more interested in Frank. Frank is the French Alpine buck. His real name is Fran├žois, but we just call him Frank.

Oh, and I'm back. Did ya miss me? Probably didn't know I was gone. Dr. visit and all that. They made me swallow yellow icky stuff and fall asleep. They wired me up. They took my blood. And they said my engine is firing on all six, but I'm sure I came with a superchared V-8. So, I'm wondering about all this.

A half pill more a day, and I'm back to raising children and goats and guarding the gates of Blogdom against the twitish.

Eva said...

Anyone with grammar questions is welcome to visit my blog.

Sha'el, Princess of Pixies said...

Eva, is that a suggestion that my grammar isn't all it should be?

Eva said...

Not at all, Pixie Princess! My blog is like the crapometer, but it's more of a grammar check than a critique. I just thought people might find it useful. It's easy to see problems in other people's writing, but not so easy to see them in our own.

Lizzy said...

Sha'el,

Glad that you and the goats and the kids are back. Your post prior to this one had me a little worried about you; you seemed a bit blue.

Sha'el, Princess of Pixies said...

Dear Lizzy,

I was in the depths of derpression. I have health issues. Sometimes things get ... well, pretty bad for me.

Oddly, I tend to write more when I'm sick. I don't know why.

And thanks for your kind words.

Eva said...

Pixie Princess,

I don't suffer from depression, but I do have anxiety. Like you, I write the most when I'm not feeling my best. The words just flow and my concentration is incredible. So I guess I don't want to be cured.

Lizzy said...

I think it is very, very common for writers to suffer from anxiety, regular depression, or bipolar disorder. Perhaps a bit of these spurs introspection and thus writing. Who knows? But I do know that more than a bit of these spells often equals no writing, and that my own experiences with Vitamin Z or P or C did not inhibit my writing in the least. So writers should not fear that taking antidepressants will dry up the muse.

Sha'el, Princess of Pixies said...

Lizzy,

I take, among other things, Tegritol. It's a nasty but effective drug for a-typical temporal lobe seizures. The depression is common to the disorder. It's worse when I become non-functioning, can't remember the past week, or just feel like warmed over tacha goo.

Tegritol has some antidepressant qualities, though that's not it's function. It also can make one feel as if they're walking through syrup.

You're very kind to be concerned. And, yes, most writers are a bit odd, not to say nuttier than a fruit cake. But, most of the "real writers" I know are well worth knowing, nutzoid or not.

Speaking of writers, I've been reading an obscure book by a Mrs. A. C. Judson. At first I thought this was one of the great missionary's wives. Not so. The last half of the book is poetry that, while not always well written, is moving. Don't you wish you could meet some of those whose works you admire?

It's not fair that I connect with this woman's poetry, and she's been dead well over a century. I'd love to talk to her.

Sha'el, Princess of Pixies said...

Eva,

There is something in that. Creativity and illness have a long and interesting history. Did you ever read Oliver Sacks' An Anthropologist on Mars? You should. It's very interesting. It's about the effect of neurological disorders on how one preceives the world. He makes interesting observations on creativity too.

Elektra said...

There's also a biological connection--the side of the brain that gives up "happy" chemicals is the left; the "creative" side is the right (or it may be vice versa).

Lizzy said...

Hey Sha'el, get this--I saw a CNN online video last week about something called the "Alice in Wonderland Syndrome" that people with migraines or seizures sometimes get, where they see Alice in Wonderlandy-type visions, and one person with the syndrome reported always seeing a GOAT wearing a red hat. Lol.

Sha'el, Princess of Pixies said...

That Bill E! Out confusing the clinical world again! I wondered where my red hat went.