A 15-post collection

Monday, Day One, Once more around again

Today, I am unfuckening the house. Today, I may get as far as transferring all my open tabs to Firefox because it's one of the few browsers that doesn't sell my data to the highest bidder. I already have search engines that actually do some good in the world, so I might as well complete the process.

Now all I need is a cloud drive not run for profit and I'll be set.

I'd be writing all my books in Novlr if there wasn't the Novlr Curse looming over my shoulder. It's a personal thing and once-bitten-twice-cautious nonsense. I might explain it in a Wordpress Wednesday one time in the not-so-distant future. Finding the limits of a curse by trial and failure is not my favourite occupation when family is among the things I can lose on a fail. It's complicated.

Let's glimpse at what the world's doing:

  • Sydney's outbreak now worse than the one this time last year
  • Huge gap between what we need for comfortable retirement and what we actually have may be linked to rising cost of living and stagnant wages
  • Muppet caught on tape demanding a toady to "find" enough votes to overturn Biden
  • Bitcoin's soaring
  • Madelaine McCann's parents still looking for her
  • Sydney law mandating masks causes upsurge of anti-mask protestors 9_9
  • Anti-Gay-Marriage advocate brags about crossing border on Twitter, authorities notified
  • Covid testing facilities swamped
  • Children who catch Covid more likely to get Pediatric Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome, or PIMS-TS
  • Sweden now in crisis as citizens suffer for the initial economic boom of ignoring the plague
  • China caught using undersea spy drones to monitor Australia's shipping choke-points

Small wonder I'm keeping the Apocalypse Journal tag on these entries. China's going to cause some big shit, followed by a clusterfuck.

Fingers crossed that it isn't hugely enormous.

Let's write some fiction.

Sunday, Day Zero, The Rest

Twenty-three active cases, all in quarantine. All from overseas. Twenty-three chances for someone to come over with Karenitus. Blurgh.

All I want for Christmas is some global sanity.

Toasty officially has a finished video for Little Lion Man but it still needs continuity fixes which will likely happen off screen. Meanwhile, Toasty's Patrons get to enjoy the WIP until such time as DAYS is done with.

There is a screen cap from LION that is more of a scream cap and I

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Monday - Day Two

It is the day of the Great Unfuckening, which promises to be expensive because I spent an ENTIRE WEEK noping out of smaller unfuckening tasks. I get what I deserve and the consequences of my inaction.

I still have to get the following:

  • Coffee
  • TP
  • Cream
  • Heat lamp bulbs [not red coloured because OMG]
  • new shoes for Miss Chaos
  • new shorts from the uniform shop for same

And SOMEHOW save enough cashola to pay for the bathroom rennos because the bathroom sink

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Conflicts Erupting

The right wing has always had a solid platform in the rural areas. That's where things like inheritance laws, firearms freedom, and the importance of repopulating have important sway. It's dressed up in aggressive morality and argued with islands and whatnot, but that's more or less what it boils down to.

Rural areas have really spaced-out population and are thus less effected by the plague. They get less of the impact than the left-wing people living in cities. So the rural voting

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End of the Week Already?

It's Friday! What I have on my schedule is added to by the unfuckening of the house. I have finished editing an episode of Inter-Mission so the next thing to do for the podcast is to record more tales from the weird side.

I'll probably end up doing that during the wee small hours in the morning.

I have 1K to write so I can reach my target goal of 75K this week. If I have the chance for fun times, I'll

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So. I paid for new uniform parts for Chaos yesterday. The day to collect those are today and tomorrow. I'm fairly certain that my order won't be there today. I still have to try for it, though.

Paranoia is a wonderful thing when it teams up with Anxiety and drives this meat suit of mine.

I'm currently debating what to write for Wordpress today and it's probably going to be about "normal" and adaptivity and a middle finger in the general direction

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I took some 5-HTP before beddie byes, last night, and still woke up at around 2AM. At least I got a good start on ep 16 of Inter-Mission.

By "good start" I mean I edited one story and set up for the next one. I need sanity breaks for this nonsense.

My car should be being seen to today, which means I find out -any time between 10AM and tomorrow afternoon- exactly what went wrong and how much it's going to cost.

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Another Week Nearly Done

It's Thursday, and I am going to be busy. Cleaning day, Instant, Words, and a TAZ prompt over in my Tumblr.

I have so many of these things, I'm tempted to write up a set sig with linkages to my Ko-fi, Patreon, and this blog. The problem being that Tumblr doesn't always accept pasting links.

My exhaustion problem is more or less solved. I've been having too much fat and not enough protein, so no more pork belly for me.

However, I

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Thursday Already?

I can deal with that.

I've started taking Magnesium because I have no other explanation as to why I'm constantly out of energy.

Good news (for me) I finally got the Taako's School mysterious package and I already stalled on the first [orange feather] puzzle.

My process:

  1. Listen to all the Stone of Farspeech messages I could find [Did anyone else find Magic Brian's answerphone message inside the box?] and thus get spoiled for the ending.
  2. Realise that the SoF had letters
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Plns and Nonse

Nonse: I'm still coughing up chunks.

PLN: Go to pharmacy, get meds.

Nonse: The internet is being an arsehole to me today.

PLN: If vitally necessary, use phone data to do my job, add to novel offline.

Which, let's face it, firkin SUCKS. For me. And it firkin sucks for you because it's going to take me more effort to do less.

Tomorrow, the time window begins for the nation's premier phone company to come and inspect our phone line. In preparation

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It is way too hot

January is the hottest month of the year in Australia. No argument. Nobody will fight this. Whilst the northern hemisphere enjoys a dusting of snow, winter's chill, and global warming denials, everyone in Aus is gently roasting in one way or another.

We went to see Coco during the heat of the day. The best time to watch a movie in my opinion. Alas, Miss Chaos panicked and got upset during the third act. It's bad. Or it was bad this time

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Broken 'flow'

I get used to doing things a certain way. I get up, wee, weigh myself [89.3kilos. The first time I've been below 90 since age 20!], water the garden, rouse the kids, shower, and get on with keeping everyone in line.

Then I do my blog, Instant Story, and any other writing that I want or have to do.

But when things screw that up, it really screws up.

Yesterday, I assumed that I'd done my Instant. Why? Because yesterday was

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I have yet another theme song

You can bet money that it's from Steam Powered Giraffe, best band in the world.

Check it out:

Now that you have that song stuck in your head, it's my duty to inform you that you can still pre-order the bound-to-be-amazing albumest album to ever album, Quintessential over at Coughcoughshamelessplugcoughcough.

My family and I are off to the outer reaches to do a party for Mayhem, today. Which means I have little time to myself at all this

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I'm going to be far from home on Election Day, so Beloved is taking me to fill out my poll nice and early. I will be taking my time telling my governing body exactly where to stuff it.

At least this sort of nonse is down to once every four years. For all the good that will do. It just means one more year of stuffing around before we play the same ballet again.

I've looked up the most sensible parties and

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Business is booming!


But I did sell a pair of commission earrings to Beloved for $15. Which will be mine come next payday.

The design is so nice that it might just enter my stock. It's something to consider, certainly. Check 'em out:

[Shown here: Triple-thread earrings with pink sparkly beads and pink hearts]

Apparently, I spend more time on Miss Chaos' hair than I do making bling 9_9 But hair is more complicated, Beloved. I am not crazy for spending time and

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