A 4-post collection

Thursday, Day 0, Post-jab Paranoia

Plague news: One new case, an import. Twenty-three total active cases, with seventeen in the hospital. It's Day One of post-Pfizer dose one for me.

I haven't had as many mucous issues this morning and correlation is not causation, but I have joked that the Pfizer jab has cured my asthma. It hasn't really. I'm going to give myself a dose on the nebuliser, Max, and make sure I stay hydrated.

Thanks to anxiety, I'm more than a little drained. If I need a nap, I shall have one.

Beloved has also had the jab yesterday, so we're monitoring each other's symptoms. She has very little pain in her arm and I'm a big baby about it.

In the news:

  • Illegal gatherings spread the plague
  • Backlash against exiting lockdown
  • Covid Conspiracy nuts dying of the plague. Amazing how taking no precautions heightens your risks
  • The ones in the USA are taking horse dewormer and exposing themselves to firkin RADON as a "cure". Well, it'll cure something... like being alive
  • Another plague variant may be out there
  • Long Covid is the new terror
  • Bath soap burns child
  • One idiot overdosed on horse dewormer and firkin DIED
  • Australia worth $9 Trillion to the right buyer
  • Oprah slammed for having a TV persona 9_9
  • Single use plastic banned in Australia
  • Misinformation about the plague is a bigger menace than the actual damn plague

Story soon. It's Bus O'clock.

Challenge #02319-F129: Not Paranoia If...

A ship's captain is particularly paranoid and adds stun guns to all areas of the ship, for emergencies. -- Anon Guest

In the years that ze was captain of the Twitching Whisker, Thragaak was derided as a delusional paranoid with a persecution complex. Now, we know hir as visionary who was years ahead of hir time. Plying the sargasso as ze did, surviving close calls with Deathworlders and unfamiliar peoples, it was, perhaps, wisdom to believe that They really were out to

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Challenge #01822-D361: Security Overload

With all the fragmentations of humanity, especially the Deregulations, is it a surprise that a collection of old conspiracy theories became a society's Holy Book? -- Bard2dBone

They say, It's not paranoia if they really are out to get you. And for some, they believe that is true. It's easier to believe that there is a large, organised Them behind everything bad than it is to believe that shit happens and the people in charge are more concerned with their own pals

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So I wrote a sad!fic

…mostly to make the monsters in the back of my head shut up for five consecutive seconds.

And of course it’s about Steam Powered Giraffe, because I’ve been thinking WAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYY too long about what Walter Robotics will do when they start running out of the original singing automatons. Or when Rabbit finally fails too hard.

…yeah… character death.

Far-far-*far*-distant future character death, but character death all the same.

I am *SUCH* a cheerful

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