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Watching Arctic Blast.

Written By Heather Clitheroe - March 9, 2014

Well, that was quite a week, wasn’t it? Lightspeed sent the contract on Wednesday. I signed it, they sent back the counter-signed copy, and then they paid me. Super fast. If there was any doubt in my mind about this going ahead, it ended with that. This is really real.

I admit that I’m a bit nervous about it. What if the tech is wrong? What if people read it and say ‘see? That’s proof women can’t write sci-fi.’ What if? Which is silly. Of course some people won’t like it; that’s how things are. But I’m really in love with the story, and I enjoyed writing it so darn much, and I wanted so badly for it to be accepted by the Women Destroy SF issue. And it was. So there.

The rest of the week went by as it usually does. Last night, Fred, Beentsy, Jocelyn, Yarnpiggy, and I settled in to watch a bad sci-fi movie. We started doing this a while back – Fred and Beentsy and I, when we determined that we ought to watch The Human Centipede together – and then Jocelyn joined, and now we have Yarnpiggy with us. It has to be a really silly movie. The catch is that nobody lives near anybody else, so we do it all on Twitter, so we work out the time zones, pick a hashtag, and get going.

I frankly thought nothing could top Mongolian Death Worm, but Arctic Blast really was a very special movie.

These movies really are made for watching with friends. We’re debating the next movie. 500 MPH Storm is a real contender.

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2 Comments

  1. unrealfred says:

    It was definitely great fun!

  2. kmkat says:

    I enjoy reading your tweets even without watching the movie!

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