Monthly Archives: August 2016

Naggery

Kage Baker hated being nagged. Well, honestly, most people do hate it. Except for those solipsistic types who simply don’t hear things like nagging or suggestions; they exist in happy selective deafness. Kage could only rarely summon that kind of … Continue reading

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Love/Fatigue Relationship

Kage Baker always said her most intense relationships were with invisible people: Authors. Illustrators. Gods When asked aboutĀ  her favourite writers, her stockĀ  response was: “Dead white guys.” Her favourite artists were Van Gogh, Maxfield Parrish and Walt Kelly, and … Continue reading

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The Dog Days II

Kage Baker did not believe in luck. Everything, she believed, had a purpose. She carried this to some weird lengths, in my opinion; but she said it made her feel better. It wasn’t paranoia (She insisted on that …), it … Continue reading

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Vegetative States

Kage Baker was subject to a strange condition called “mumping.” At least, she called it that. I have no idea what anyone else called it – but it involved mutating into a vegetable entity and sitting around scowling and doing … Continue reading

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ALL Stories Go On

Kage Baker always said that 1) she would never write a series again in her entire life; and 2) that didn’t mean that the stories stopped in any of her Universes. Growing up in the 1960’s, Kage sort of naturally … Continue reading

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Becalmed In The Dog Days in The Horse Latitudes

Kage Baker was closest to total torpitude in the latter half of August. It’s too freaking hot to do nearly anything, there is usually a lot that needs to be done, and Summer had usually replaced all Kage’s bones with … Continue reading

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The Shape of Her Life

Kage Baker was strongly shaped by the habits of her childhood. She wasn’t a proponent of all the hoary axioms of parenting. As the twig is bent, so grows the tree. Give me a child until he is 7 years … Continue reading

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