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Replying to e-mails: tip of the day :)

In about me, ethics, writing on May 5, 2009 at 16:12

When I reply to a non-urgent (and usually a non-business) email I always wait some time, a day or two. Because if I reply strait away the person on the other end might fell obliged to reply quickly too, even if he or she likes to think a bit before writing. Just to give people some breathing space.

Commenting 2

In about me, funny, writing on April 30, 2009 at 09:48

Continuing previous post (why I don’t like commenting on other people’s blogs): if you praise somebody for being good after reading a post, that person may feel that she (or he) did presented herself as being good, which, as she knows, is far from true. Which may make her feel guilty. Or (if you, say, praise her work) she might think you are just being polite or try to cheer her up…

Anyway, I often feel I write my thoughts in English in the manner of that “Russian Professor Vooshka” from the Carry On Behind (1975) movie. Probably quite often the meaning is not what I really meant. And somebody has a great laugh reading all this nonsense… No comments, please! 🙂 (just joking)

Commenting

In about me, writing on April 30, 2009 at 09:13

I don’t do much of it. Possibly, because I really have to know a person or at least see her or him live to post an adequate comment, which will convey an adequate reaction.

A little advice to fellow bloggers: never post a comment like “I don’t want to know about this” to somebody you do not really know in real life. Nobody forces you to read blogs or comment on them. And for some people its really hard and scary to write anything personal. The comment like that will really hurt.

Trouble writing

In about me, writing on March 27, 2009 at 14:00

Recently I keep having feeling that all people around expect me to be somebody else. No, rather that I expect people to expect me being somebody else. Couldn’t write much here because of this too. I don’t want to write what’s already expected from me and I don’t want to disappoint anybody by writing things they would think as being out of my character and their interests. Plus my uncle died recently and kids had a long virus infection (which is fortunately already over) so I didn’t really feel writing much. And since Google Reader started to misbehave itself I wasn’t reading much blogs for which I feel guilty too. Anyway, despite all that plus wind and rain, daylight is longer, winter is over and hopefully there will be something nice to write next time… Post tenebras lux…

Word Clouds

In about me, art, writing on March 11, 2009 at 17:18

I had some fun with http://www.wordle.net/

This is the essense of this blog:

And this is from my art page:

Christmas Turkey

In computers, cooking, healthy life, organic, shopping, writing on December 5, 2008 at 11:36

Mrs Sad and Angry 🙂 is back: I wanted to buy a turkey in the Iceland shop. But found out they all are “ready basted” with E numbers. Thank you very much, eat your E-E-E yourself! Why can’t they have JUST TURKEY? They never have.

Also my browsers go mad when I’m trying to read other people’s blogs in Google Reader – I guess its because I’ve subscribed to so many of them. I do enjoy reading you, people out there!

I’m into publishing my old poetry on a Russian poetry site at the moment and surprisingly, there are some people who even like it! Amazing

Sea of souls

In about me, writing on November 24, 2008 at 17:02

There so many voices muttering, sobbing, preaching, laughing. So much more real than in the censored news, polished and profit-oriented films or books. Fascinating. I wish I discovered all this blogging earlier. I know not all people are honest and not all tell the truth. Often we don’t realize when we lie anyway. And fiction is literature too…

Wolf charmer or "Mike with Wolves"

In books, computers, fantasy, my artworks, pen and ink, pencil, portrait, wild nature, writing on November 20, 2008 at 17:22

Two more drawings. First one (my favorite) has been sold, the second one I’ve just put on sale on Ebay.
Two attempts to illustrate the first scene from my book “The Return” in Russian. I am working on this series of illustrations first creating 3D models of my characters, props and landscape, then drawing everything “traditional” way, by hand.

My novell

In writing on October 26, 2008 at 15:23

I’ve sold the first copy of my Russian novel few days ago.
http://www.lulu.com/content/741519
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/THE-RETURN-Science-Fiction-E-Novell-in-Russian-A-Cook

I’m thinking of translating it to English, widening the story at the same time, but have to find somebody to review it first…

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