The title of this post is what I should have done when I decided to start blogging again. What I did instead was start plotting out a post that should probably be split into multiple posts, a project so ambitious that while scribbling notes over coffee this morning, two full weeks after deciding to do it, I finally realized just how much I had put on my plate. In hindsight, I should really have written several smaller posts first to get back into the swing of things.
In the meantime, here’s a video that really communicates the power of history. It’s not just a neat example of how historians try to make sense of events when it is impossible to know the full story, but it also has a verisimilitude to it that makes me think it should be part of the Star Wars canon. I can easily imagine exactly this being produced (within the fictional setting, that is) a few generations after the events of the movies.
I give you: The Galactic Civil War.
Been quiet lately. I’d love to offer wonderful excuses, but I’m not going to. I loaded up a saved draft of a very large post I was working on, and found that only a tiny part of it had been saved, consigning hours of work to digital oblivion. Maybe I’ll try to rewrite it later, but for now just thinking about it puts me in a foul mood.
In less grumpy news, while I was out walking I found a rattle on the sidewalk. I wonder how it came to be there, what its story is.
I’ve returned from my camping trip alive and whole. Didn’t even get a tick, at least not that I’ve found yet. Trying to catch up on email and news and laundry. Lots of laundry. Hopefully posting more soon, stay tuned!
This should be the first post to be auto-shared on Tumblr, which means I’ll finally be using Tumblr for something. I never quite worked out what to do with it, really.
Since I’m sharing things, here’s an Etsy shop you should check out. Go buy something. In fact, read this blog post and figure out a way to help RC Murphy, because she’s awesome. While you’re there, read some of her stories so that you’ll understand why she’s awesome. (Although she is responsible for Aksel, so clearly she’s far from perfect.)
That’s it for now, I may have something of substance up soon, or maybe not. My internet is being unreliable and it’s so frustrating to deal with I’m tempted to walk away and do something useful with my time instead. Bleh.
I really don’t feel like writing today. I might change my mind and post something late tonight, but probably this is it for today.
Hey, I wrote the rules specifically to allow for days like this.
Yeah, that’s my excuse. Totally deliberate. Wasn’t at all that I started a post and got so bogged down in details I completely lost the thread until I started feeling asleep at the keyboard, not in the least!
Yeah, unless it really looks like total crap in the morning, I should have a pretty big post sometime tomorrow. For now, well, I’m still 12 posts behind on the Post a Day challenge, so at least I’m not falling back any farther.
All the time I would have spent blogging got sucked up making a video that almost none of you will see. Sorry about that.
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Yeah, I don’t have anything to say today, sorry.
Gentlebeings, I’d like to propose a moment of silence for all the chocolate bunnies.
Actually, screw that, here’s Amanda Palmer destroying Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance”!
Found this in my spam filter:
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Now I’m not one to turn down gratuitous ego stroking, even from a spambot, but what really made me laugh was that this comment talking about how classy I am was on the post titled “Oh look, more angry depressing shit“. That’s me, keeping it classy!
Spent the day driving all over California. But it was a good day, a fun day spent with good people.
That’s all I have for now.
So I was going through some old papers today and I found something remarkably awful: Angsty teenage poetry! I’m guessing I must have written it when I was about seventeen, give or take. And because I didn’t get any blog post written today (and I’m feeling a bit cruel) I’m going to share it with you. Flee while you still can!
“Confusion (The Self)”
What is this place?
Who are these people?
I know all their faces
know the sound of each voice
I know all their memories
every thought, every choice
I remember the touch
of their skin and their hair
it’s all so familiar
but when was I there?
I savor the flavor
of their blood, sweat and tears
I’m tasting their souls
all their hopes, all their fears
I love them all dearly
this alien flight
can’t wait to kill them as
we make love tonight
is this my mind, my soul,
or some rampant dimension of the self?
is this me?
what am I?
Yes folks, that’s the real deal there. I don’t remember writing that and I have no idea what was going on at the time. But I’m sure whatever it was I was dramatic about it.
Anyway, that’s all for tonight. Hopefully I’ll have something new for you tomorrow.
I never managed to get any writing done at all today. Oh well, slacking off is what we have weekends for! Should be back tomorrow with something. Have a good night everyone.
I was kidnapped on Monday, and my day trip turned out a bit longer than expected. So now I’m playing catch-up, which probably means short posts, in theory, but I saw a video Monday that was so crazy I might have to do a detailed break down of it.
Anyway, should have something else up today, sorry for the delay!
No real point tonight, just some random thoughts strung together. While I was casting around for blog ideas I got a couple that combined in an interesting way. They’re mobile hot tubs, burlesque, and the objectification of women. I just imagine a sort of huge limo with a hot tub and a stage and a camera crew.
On the subject of mobile hot tubs, they sound pretty sweet in a limo or a luxury RV. I don’t think I would enjoy actually driving around in one, but hey you could park it somewhere. Also I really prefer to be outdoors for my hot tubbery, so I kind of like the idea of a self-contained hot tub that you could take camping or something.
I’m too tired for a longer post tonight, so the burlesque will have to wait til tomorrow.
Since I’ve been talking about evolution here lately, this seems fitting. It takes a lot of artistic license, but it’s pretty neat. I’ve seen several links to this during the evening, so I don’t even know where I saw it first now. But here’s an animation made by a bunch of 11 year-olds about evolution. I was a bit torn between picking at all the weak spots and cheering about the idea.