Day Zero

A 73-post collection

Tuesday, Day 0, Patreon...

It's a public holiday and some people don't like it. We should, at minimum, rename it to Invasion Day and memorialise all the First Australians who perished as a direct result of White Colonialism. And don't give me any of that "their lives are so much better" bullshit and hold all the "well if [OTHER WHITE NATION] had invaded, they'd have it so much worse" while you're at it.

We have to face facts. WHITE PEOPLE DID BAD THINGS. End of. Now it's time to attempt reparations or at least give the First Australians a little bit of a leg-up so they can have a fair go. I recognise my white privilege and I want to even the playing field however I can.

We can't reset, but we can at least try to repair the way things are.

Today is Patreon Day, so I shall be posting arts and farts and checking on the poll I put up after the Administration decided to do something silly. Admin doing daft things is why I flipped from Steem to Peakd, so I might be moving my bullshit to a new arena if problems persist.

A look at the news:

  • Sexual assault survivor who exposed her (then) pedo teacher named Australian of the Year
  • Israel closes its borders to tackle the plague
  • Biden scraps Muppet's transgender military service ban
  • Amelia is the new top name for girl bubs
  • Pedo sex offender shipped back to Australia to face charges (yay!)
  • ScoMo defends UK Ambassador's holiday in QLD while hundreds of Aussies are still trying to just get home
  • Even if you've had the jab, you can still spread the plague
  • California might have it's own brand of the plague
  • Giuliani has been sued for $1.3 BILLION over promotions of false election fraud claims
  • Melania due to rid herself of a large orange growth that used to be by her side
  • 3YO dies because the hospital was out of AA's
  • A pub in west QLD serves a burger the size of a wedding cake
  • Pfizer vaccine gains provisional approval in Aus
  • LAX airport official jailed for tricking a woman into revealing her breasts
  • Conspiracy theories rise up over the death of Brittany Murphy
  • Facebook Oversight Board to decide on unlocking the Muppet's account
  • There's going to be an electric ute
  • Australia/China tiff still not done
  • Australia's making more money shipping its stuff elsewhere so ner

Off to Patreon. Woot.

Saturday, Day 0, Momentum?

Three new cases today, none local. The active case count's at twenty-three and I'm hoping that my sunnies shall be ready for retrieval today.

Yesterday - I added some information to my Wiki [The "About Amalgam" link in the menu] and I welcome others to come and help me get things all together over there. I'm not sure how anything works, but if you need permission, there's a multitude of ways to reach me.

We'll figure it all out in time.

If

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Friday, Day Zero, Bread and Business

One new case today, and the total's at twenty-three. One patient in the ICU, which is worrying me a bit.

Restrictions are easing, and the most important part, government sponsored daycare schools are allowed to remain open. Huzzah. Even better news from my perspective - I scrolled most of the way down my phone's news feed this AM and only saw that saggy orange canker sore once. Bonus - he didn't look happy.

I'm still breathing sighs of relief over here. It's

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Thursday, Day Zero, Wonderful Things!

First - the bad news. There's two new cases and the total's at twenty-five.

Now the great news:

I Found A Reader!

::confetti and curlytoots: Wooo!

The very nice guy is Darius Marley and has decided they like my writing and is willing to read it out loud to listeners like you.

Spread the word.

We both need income and hopefully, touting each other on the interwebs will lead to greater things. Go visit. Go listen. Spread the word.

You can listen

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Wednesday, Day 0, Seeking Return Policy

There's three new cases today, and the total is at twenty-six. All from overseas and so forth, but still concerning. I have my new glasses and I have to go back to the place I got them from because the magnetic sunnies that came with are chockerblock full of bubbles, rendering a coherent view of the world - and therefore their purpose - moot.

I'll see what can be done about that ASAP. I need my sunnies.

The good news is that

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Tuesday, Day 0, The Shuffle On

Not only do I have Patreon nonsense to organise today, but I also have my new glasses ready and a Miss Chaos to outfit for the school year ahead. Also a new episode of Critical Role dropped on YouTube so you know I'm going to binge me some D&D.

Currently, waiting for the shops to open whilst getting my mandatory creative nonsense done. Soon on my agenda is a lot of copy-pasta to get the Patreon stuff out there at

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Monday, Day 0, need to get wriggling

School holidays are coming to an end, so Miss Chaos and I need to make some decisions. Undies, lunch box arrangements, water bottle nonsense, pants, but shoes are a MUST.

Last year's shoes should really be found and tossed. They were three breaths from falling apart anyway.

But not today. Today, I am unfuckening the house and cleaning away the bread mess of the weekend, and then slobbing for the rest of the day. Perhaps working on the prompt from Tale Foundry.

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Sunday, Day Zero, Lazy Day

Twenty-nine total cases, only one of which is new. I'm still nervous about the high number of cases. Paranoia is fun.

I got a LOT achieved yesterday, mostly on the "while you're there" principal. Let's see. In order:

  1. Start bread thawing
  2. Fetch parcel [I now own two copies of the TAZ board game and I don't know how that happened since they didn't ship to Aus when I ordered it]
  3. Cash in bottles and cans at the recycle place [something close to
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Saturday, Day Zero, PLNs

I have another parcel waiting for me, and the creeping realisation that I need more stuff than I thought. Today is going to be expensive.

Two of today's three cases are from overseas and the third is "an historic case" according to the QLD Premiere. The news there doesn't say how it's historic and I couldn't see anything about it in the headlines.

The young lass in the news for potentially spreading the plague in Queensland is actually NOT a trouble. She

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Friday, Day Zero, Bread

Four new cases, taking the count to twenty-seven. They're all overseas cases and the authorities are looking for the daughter of a case who may have been infected during a hospital visit. She might have somehow missed all the PSA's all over the place with pictograms and simple language as part of their design features.

The Repugnicans left their spines at home during the Impeachment vote. Only ten of them actually stood up and admitted their alleged leader was a sack of

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Thursday, Day Zero, Arts and Farts Time?

Two new cases from overseas, taking the total to twenty-six. We're approaching critical mass for the One Arsehole Theory. There's also a potential for a Karen from across the waters to find a way to bypass security and bring an even more virulent strain into our sunburned land.

Last I heard about things, Queensland -and then the rest of Australia- is reducing the number of people from overseas allowed to come in.

I am enacting some PLNs to get back into arts

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Wednesday, Day Zero, New Anthology Who Dis

What I thought of as the last story of 2020 was actually the first story of 2021. At least I was only one story out. And I only had the fail towards the end of the year. Huzzah. My footnotes on the other hand...

I have one hundred and sixty-something footnotes. I've checked them up to the 80's and the count is already out by two. I might have closer to one hundred and seventy-something footnotes. Time will tell.

By the way,

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Saturday, Day Zero, Hiding a lot

Queensland is now in mega lockdown for three days. There's nine new cases, all apparently from overseas and caught in quarantine. There's twenty-three total active cases and... yeah... not going very far from home because of that.

Fun times.

It's four in the morning and I have been awake since the late hours of the evening previous, so I'm going to take a nap and then get on with today's tale.

The Muppet's rolled over and pleaded for his minions to go

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Friday, Day Zero, Lost that bet

Turns out the Proud Boys and company are not nearly as dedicated to their "cause" as any other protestors in the US. Nothing was lit on fire, but plenty of property was wrecked and the federal crime of MAIL THEFT was committed and confirmed with selfies by the idiots posted online. With the local police just letting them in and one confirmed tear gas grenade, they were treated with kid gloves all the way despite being worse than any given agent provocateur

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Thursday, Day Zero, USA imploding live on YouTube

The Proud Boys and other racist x-phobic shitholes are rioting in Washington DC on the insistance of the Lame Duck a'Lorange in the Whitehouse. People have been shot. Bombs have been found. The Muppet has told them all that he loves them. It's a clusterfuck in a dumpster fire and I knew this was going to happen.

It's been a long time in coming, but it's come. FBI and SWAT teams have entered the Capitol and it's a coin toss as to

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