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Wednesday, 16 September 2009

And Yet More Squee...

Sorry, but I've just fallen in love with that word. Even though I'm not sure if men are supposed to squee.

For the benefit of those wondering what the hell I'm on about:

verb: To squeal with glee; from a combination of the two words; the sound of an excited fangirl

noun: A feeling of excitement and happiness, such that one feels like squeeing

e.g.
"Squee!!! Have you seen the trailer for the new movie?!"

or
You wouldn't believe how full of squee I am right now.
-From the Urban Dictionary.

Although it also gives the alternative definition:

1. a random ecstatic exclamation
2. a furry rodent from MYST III: Exile

E.g.
SQUEE!! this is so great!!! EHEHEHEEHAHA
or
I want a pet squee.

I have no idea what the blazes MYST III (or indeed, MYST I, MYST II or any subsequent MYSTS) is/are. But if it's just a 'random ecstatic exclamation', maybe it's OK...

There was a point to all this.

Oh yes.

I am currently full of squee and squeeing all over the place.

The reason?

Deathray magazine has given Tide Of Souls a four star review. *

One, two, three...

SQUEE!

Hm. Still not sure I should be squeeing in public. But it's too much fun. It's all Cate Gardner's fault.

I think I'd better go and have a lie down.

* Thanks to the very cool Jonathan Green, fellow Abaddon Books scribe, without whose blog I wouldn't have known about it. Any lovers of Victoriana and steampunk, should check out his Pax Britannia series of novels- hugely bonkers, imaginative fun.

7 comments:

Chris Wood said...

Squee? What the fuck? That word is complete crap. Well done on the review, but to hell with the "squee" shit. I'd rather blow the cat than be "squee."

Cate Gardner said...

What are you sniffing? :D

Congrats on the review and good luck this weekend at FantasyCon.

Jonathan Green said...

Glad to be of service. Thanks for the link.

Simon said...

Cheers all.

Chris- I think we've established that when men squee, it's just wrong.

Cate- I'm putting it down to sleep deprivation... been rewriting sample chapters all week. Four hours sleep has very interesting effects on whatever's left of my brain... and it's all legal, too. ;)

Jonathan- You're welcome! May your swashes always buckle. Or your buckles always swash. Whichever way round it goes.

Owen said...

Hey Simon. I'm the Death Ray reviewer and I just wanted to apologise that the review as published makes it sound as if Katja is the only narrator. It's my fault - I didn't notice until after I'd submitted it, and it was too late to rectify. I DID read the whole book - honest! :-)

Top stuff anyway. Not sure whether to be pleased or sorry that I made you squee. I think I'm kind of both.

Cheers,
Owen.

Simon said...
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Simon said...

Nae problem, Owen. Quite frankly, if that's the biggest complaint I can make about it I don't really have anything to bitch about! So I don't...

Katja was probably my favourite character in the novel anyway!

Thanks for the review!

Simon

(Post edited to remove any residual squeeing...)