A 11-post collection

Nothing is Over Yet

The American news is all about the riots, and even then, they're trying the usual flock of D's1 to either keep the people scared or keep the people shopping. They would like to believe that Covid-19 is over because the news isn't as loud about the statistics, but it's still raging over there. Plus it's looking like that second wave is revving up close to the source.

Fun times.

Police violence is all over my news feeds and nobody is talking about maintaining plague precautions - though I did see one article stating that, if everyone wore masks, then travel could resume with little to no harm. Best of luck with that. Everyone is getting real casual about the possibility of plague, out my way.

I will continue to use my mask until either I get the vaccine or the case numbers drop to zero. Whichever happens first.

[Speaking of vaccines, I need to get my fecal matter organised and go get my flu shot, also talk to the kids about getting theirs etc. I am procrastinating because plague]

Anyway. My order for flour has gone through and it looks like this week, I shall just be feeding my starters and frying up the harvest with smashed olives because I just have enough flour to feed those starters with. None spare for bread.

Just as well since the bread I made last week is still sitting pretty on the kitchen countertop.

Today's output will be happening soon. I'm doing rather well on the 200-words-per-day with not much in the way of overflow. I'm slow, but I'm still getting there.

Let's get a little further towards all our goals.

  1. Deny, Delay, Distract, and -in the case of shonky businesses- Decamp.

Almost There

I'm headed into triple figures with B'Nar, which means I'm seven weeks away from writing the last word on this thing. Seven weeks until the legitimate hard work begins on the story beats for a fantasy trilogy that will mean THREE FUCKING YEARS of just... writing one book, starting on the next, writing the middle book, starting on the third, writing the third book, etc. etc.

And the editing. Sweet merciful Powers That Be, the editing. It's not going to be just

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One Day, a Difference

I'm currently involved in an email debate with someone over my hurting rich people's feelings with a few words versus their ability to literally ruin everything. I will continue to call out the wealthy for their bad choices until they make a whole fuckton of good ones to prove me wrong.

Like, on the Wealthy People Agenda of things they could be doing but choose not to:

  • Demonetize the medical industry
  • Pay all employees a thriving wage
  • Promote and employ alternative energy
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Long Term Development

Since Murder Dollhouse is currently slated for the late 2030's [subject to change depending on audience anticipation] I'm going to take my sweet time getting the nut notes together.

I think I'll post updates and whatnot to my Wordpress account. Powers know that thing is almost dead.

It's hard to network and I don't know how it's done, and I keep thinking that all I have to do is keep pumping out content and the peeps will come. And because of that

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Every avenue I have to share knows about my Patreon. I might have to pop a regular reminder on Twitter, tho. I need to make my lazy arse dial up the agents-in-potentia and work up an order. I might be done with this list by early next year.

Honestly, agent-hunting is the most nerve-wracking part of this for me. No wonder I'm off in fanfic land with the adorable elf. It's way more fun than adhering to one set of arbitrary qualifications

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So I fucked up, yesterday, and didn't post the paragraphs and shortcut to yesterday's fresh story. As far as I'm aware, only ONE of my readers even bothered to point this out.

This site is pretty much me whining about stuff and occasionally pointing at other cool things I've done.

Other things I did not do - work on SESP.

That's right. I farted most of my day away and didn't look at my email or even do much that was productive

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3:30 AM

I’m editing One Leap Year of Instants and pondering the nature of the Bechdel Test.

See, I’m also writing Kung Fu Zombies and the very low bar of the Bechdel Test is, for the first time ever, a very hard bar to clear.


Well… my protagonist and sole POV-holder is a self-absorbed, self-centred, self-important, white male. Age twelvish.

And he doesn’t get his head out of his arse until act three. The last third

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Maxxie03 Tumblr.: Translation trailer ‘Mr. Peabody and Sherman’


Black man: Mr. Peabody, you’re nobel prize winner in physics


Black man: Famous explorer


Black man: And Olympic champion in broad jumping. Are you ready for everything that needs to be done to raise a human…

I replayed the ad for a bit [ich kann nicht verspreche Deutche…] but I’m pretty sure the Princess’ name

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I am mulling and mentally milling an SPG fanfic.

Yeah. A daily story, a trilogy to finish [YO! Beta Readers! Get the flip back to me, OK?] and I’m pondering fanfic about a merry band of robot troubadours.

…about Rabbit becoming Bunny.



Now. Given my past in the Realm of trying to write bad ideas and having them mutate into fantastic ideas… I think this is a bad idea.

Maybe I should leave it percolate

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Now the internet is fixed...

I’m not diverting the ponies. They have served their purpose in keeping a nice, long queue for me.

Besides, I’m likely to fill up my queue with Thailand stuff anyway.

Got Hubby to walk the dog with me, this morning. As always, his ideas of hound control and mine differ greatly. And as always, his are super effective. When I get back, I’m going to have to use them.

In the great field of canid-related expenses,

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To cloud or not to cloud...

Any Apple fan worth their salt knows that Apple’s bringing the Cloud to the plebs, but what does it mean for writers like me?

Pros, cons and musings below the cut.

Pro: Convenience. A document or WIP [that’s Work In Progress for the unenlightened] can be accessed anywhere by any device, so long as you know the password.

Con: The potentiality for Fic Griefers. People who hack into your cloud just to mess with your work and cause

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