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David D. Levine
06 November 2006 @ 07:31 pm
Pretty darn accurate, since I was born in Minnesota and raised in Wisconsin by parents from New York.

What American accent do you have?
Your Result: The Inland North
 

You may think you speak "Standard English straight out of the dictionary" but when you step away from the Great Lakes you get asked annoying questions like "Are you from Wisconsin?" or "Are you from Chicago?" Chances are you call carbonated drinks "pop."

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Philadelphia
 
The Midland
 
The South
 
Boston
 
The West
 
North Central
 
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David D. Levine
Word count: 1348 | Since last entry: 1011

Back from World Fantasy Con. I decided early on that I wasn't going to attempt to take notes, so all I can say is that I had a great if rather formless time, and I met many people in person whom I had known only as authors, names in Locus, or LiveJournal users, plus many new and cool people I hadn't known at all.

I kept saying that if I was lucky I would come out of the convention with at least one new person for whom I could remember name, LJ username, and face all at once. I don't think I was that lucky. So I'm not going to attempt to name the many fine people I had meals with or hung out with in the bar, for fear of omitting someone. You know who you are.

We ate (too) much great BBQ, fine Mexican food, and pie. We heard some amazing readings, especially Howard Waldrop in a Jolly Roger mask reading a crossover between Pirates of Penzance, HMS Pinafore, and Peter Pan. I appeared on one panel, about blogging, and quite a few people came up to me afterwards and said they'd liked it. I spent most evenings in the bar as one element of matociquala's slut-hat-wearing electron cloud. We saw the Texas State Capitol and a UT tailgate party (hook 'em, Dano Horns) and the original sniper's bell tower from afar, and some other Austin sights (Toy Joy and a little bit of the Story of Texas museum) closer up.

We were delayed coming home by storms in Dallas, but as compensation we saw a spectacular aerial display of lightning as we flew home.

I worked on my novel for three days out of the five. I won't let this lapse stop me from continuing. NaNoWriMo ho!