What Happened

Kage Baker was a firm believer in that axiom made famous by the eponymous hero of  Forrest Gump: “Shit happens.”

She believed it firmly, and not in the semi-lovechild meaning of  “stuff”. She meant SHIT, no kidding nor holds barred crap of a societal (if not literal; and often precisely that) meaning and application. In an unpublished portion of the story of Gard and his family, Kage has Ermenwyr remark: “If that happens, then flaming shit will rain from the sky: and we were well to have a steel umbrella.”

And Kage figured that was a mild manifestation.

My quiet little life has recently encountered some high tides of fecal matter. My health has taken some odd  turns. The world has been hard to take – as it has for everyone. The most difficult thing has been a run-in with a troll; who managed, in a general whirlwind of abuse, to land one or two blows that really knocked me flat.

So, I’ve been silent. I had been proud of shouting into the void. For the last few weeks, though, I been nurturing an arrow to the most sensitive portion of my ego. Does anyone listen, or care? I dunno. But Kimberly says she does, and that’s enough for me. Anyway, I’ve decided I rather like shouting into the void. The echoes are trippy.

So, more reminisce, and more whining about my health; more laughing at it, too. Some amusing things have happened – more of that. More speculation, more weird science, more extinct species cavorting in public.

More, more, more. Tomorrow.

 

About Kate

I am Kage Baker's sister. Kage was/is a well-known science fiction writer, who died on January 31, 2010. She told me to keep her work going - I'm doing that. This blog will document the process.
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13 Responses to What Happened

  1. buggybite says:

    I hope you nailed the troll. To the wall. And left him/her there. Without a steel umbrella.

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    • Kate says:

      I barred him. And advised him to stay off my site if he did not like it. Just common sense. I don’t expect common sense from a troll, but I can certainly exhibit some. I’ve had lessons.

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      • buggybite says:

        The worst thing with trolls is getting rid of the nasty residue they leave behind in your brain. It’s not exactly uplifting to realise that so many people can be so unpleasant/stupid/malicious.

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  2. gerryccarroll says:

    I’m glad you’re back !

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  3. Shirley ONeall says:

    Happy to see you in my email this morning…missed you.

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  4. Medrith says:

    I listen. I care.

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  5. Sheila says:

    What Medrith said; me too. We worry when you are gone so long

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  6. Kara says:

    Keep on shouting! You’ve got fans cheering you on in all your endeavors! And for whatever its worth, I love reading your blog because your writing is erudite, funny, and thought provoking.

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  7. Michael Young says:

    Mom I always listen. May not say so but I’m here.

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  8. Lynn says:

    We’ve missed you a great deal. And we listen. I asked Rory on Friday if he’d heard from you elsewhere and he said you seemed fine. I was thankful to hear that, although I miss our visits here.

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  9. debraji says:

    I always look forward to your posts. Let the troll rot under the bridge.

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