Viva La Vie Boheme
I’m sure there must be missing accents on that title, but that’s what I get for copying and pasting from Google.

The weekend is here! All day Board retreat on Saturday (that’s one 5 ft. step, so that we don’t incur attacks of opportunity*), and then let the writing commence! All day Sunday to drink coffee and spill thoughts out onto a keyboard. And we get paid for this? We are the luckiest people ever.

A big, Deathy welcome is due to Paul Kemp for taking time from his busy schedule to stop by. You should all stop by his blog at http://www.livejournal.com/users/paulskemp/ , if only for pictures of his children.

Also, a big thank you is due to everyone that offered words of encouragement during the last weeks of the White Wolf contest. I’m still a far cry from the worthies that have published/ are in the process of publishing novels, so it is generous of them to suffer my company.

Okay. So maybe that last bit was little over the top. But it’s true to Harley’s emotions. I’m thankful for everyone that hangs around. :)

What else? The setting work really starting to take form. It’s akin to a heating a pot of water: for a long time it seems like little is getting done, then you cross that critical threshold and the water erupts into a rolling boil. Last week the waters were placid, but this week it’s boiling – maps being handed off to the cartographer, manuscripts are being cross-referenced and the cover art has been commissioned. That, and I still have a 24k adventure to write for the setting. And a book about vampires. And encounters for the GenCon tournament. And an adventure for February’s DragonCon.

Have I mentioned I love my night job?

Let’s all hear it for a two-week winter break. Which brings us back to the title of this quickly written, sloppily edited post:

Viva La Vie Boheme! I love you guys. Write hard, fall down on concrete for me, and I'll see you all on Monday!

*Stupid gaming joke. Sorry.


At 12:16 PM, Blogger Paul S. Kemp said...

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At 12:17 PM, Blogger Paul S. Kemp said...

Why thank you, Harley. That was nice. I do love my sons.

Enjoy the weekend and the writing. Keep us posted.

At 12:33 PM, Blogger SnakeOil Sage said...

You have a zen-modesty thing going on about being the most successful writer from the MoPer group, Harley.

God your sicken me. :P *Laughs*

Gloat a little, you dashing bastard you! You are not more human than us! *Beats his fists on Harley's shoulder, starts sobbing*

At 1:12 PM, Blogger Grimbones said...

*holds Mike as he cries*

C'mon. Who wrote and sold his own setting? There, there.


At 2:30 PM, Blogger Paul S. Kemp said...


Can you (and Ed Gentry too, for that matter) "syndicate" your blogs through LJ so I can put them on my "friends" list? I don't know how to "syndicate," I just know that it can be done and I assume it is free. It merely requires more tech-fu than I possess.

At 3:03 PM, Blogger SnakeOil Sage said...

"C'mon. Who wrote and sold his own setting? There, there."

*Laughs himself out of his seat*

At 3:25 PM, Blogger Grimbones said...


Hmm. I'll look into it ...


At 3:28 PM, Blogger Grimbones said...

The RSS feed is


...but more coming.

At 4:09 PM, Blogger Marcy said...

I couldn't figure out the tech stuff, either, so I just created an LJ account and made one post that links back to my blog. If you figure out a better way to do it, please write me a detailed explanation in English. Include diagrams. ;)

At 4:15 PM, Blogger Grimbones said...

Gimme a couple minutes to fiddle with it. I just probably won't have that much time until Monday.:)

At 4:17 PM, Blogger Mother1219 said...

For now, I did what Marce did, so here's the LJ site.


At 5:08 PM, Blogger Jeff LaSala said...

Hey, Harley: go easy on expectations for us working stiffs who *don't* have a 2-week break, okay? :)

At 6:06 PM, Blogger Grimbones said...

So, at first glance, it is possible for paid users to *create* a syndicated account, but not for users to link to accounts outside of LJ.

Hence Wizards' feed, but our inablility to link to directly to blogger feeds.

Short of plunking down $19.95 for a paid account, I've not yet seen clues that it can be done.

Still hunting.

At 6:11 PM, Blogger Grimbones said...

Cribbed from


Emphasis mine.

"How do I create a new syndicated account or add an existing one to my Friends list?"

You can add existing syndicated accounts to your Friends list in the normal manner or by visiting http://www.livejournal.com/syn/. Only Paid and Permanent Account holders can create new syndicated accounts on LiveJournal.

This page lists the popular syndicated accounts on LiveJournal. If the feed you are interested in already exists as a syndicated account, but it is not in the list of popular feeds, you can use the form at the bottom of the page to add it to your friends list by entering the feed URL.

There is no special interface to remove a syndicated account from your friends list. They can be removed in the same way as any other account.

To create a new syndicated account, you will need to fill out the form at the bottom of http://www.livejournal.com/syn/ in the same manner as explained above. You must enter the correct URL of the site's RSS or Atom feed. You cannot enter the URL of a regular HTML page on the site. You may be able to learn the URL of a site's RSS or Atom feed by contacting the webmaster or support service of the site.

If the feed URL you enter does not exist on LiveJournal, you will be prompted for a username. Please keep in mind that the username you choose must not be registered on LiveJournal yet.

Once you have entered your desired username, or if the feed URL already existed as a syndicated account, you will be taken to a page where you can add the syndicated account to your friends list, as well as your custom friends groups.

Once you have created a new syndicated account, it may take up to several days for posts to begin appearing. If you have added it to your Friends list, there will typically be a large number of entries that appear at once on your Friends page. This is a one-time effect upon account creation.

When adding a new feed URL, please note that LiveJournal supports most versions of RSS, as long as the code is valid. Officially, the supported versions of RSS are 0.9, 0.91, and 1.0; however, versions 0.92 and 2.0 are based on 0.91, and so most feeds using these versions of RSS will work on LiveJournal.


What is LiveJournal's syndication feature?

At 6:32 PM, Blogger Marcy said...

Ummm...you do it first. ;)

At 7:52 PM, Blogger Paul S. Kemp said...

You're speaking in tongues, Brother Stroh! I need someone filled with the Holy Spirit to translate.

Only paid accounts can syndicate? That stinks.

At 8:52 PM, Blogger SnakeOil Sage said...

It's how they get ya, fer sure.


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