Another year, another Nanowrimo.

This year coming in at 50,853 words in 30 days. As I’ve mentioned, this year was more or less a mission about writing one essay a day. As a result. I’ve broken the the backs of  20 essays. Its not all been fiction though as I’ve started 2 novellas, finished 1 short story and written a bunch of flash fiction.

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I still have a bunch of title prompts In the document that I didn’t get round to starting. I think I might try and keep it all going. Use the momentum from November to get them done. Keep rolling on though. 

One essay in particular is on Lil Miquela, Propaganda, Virtual Avatars, DAOs and NFTs. It kind of got out of hand. Im really pleased with some of the ideas in it so I think I’ll focus some energy on it and put it out before the end of the year.

I’ve also re-written about half of the essay titles I originally had in my ‘On Corporations’ book from back in 2014. I’m going to re-read both iterations and merge them together to make some sort of weird atemporal document. Seeing as the first Terry Pratchett book I ever read as a tween was ‘The Carpet People’ I have always felt that this is a totally acceptable thing to do. 

Went up to Manchester for the night this week. Eve was working up there. But I went up to join her in town so we could go to Vrev’s the Vegan Dinner. It was really cool to go to an amazing vegan place not-in-london. I think next year we’ll go on more food journeys to check out highly rated places. I had this insane Vegan Donut Burger.

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Donut have a cow, man! @Rvev’s Machester

Every bite of it was incredible. However … I don’t think I’d ever eat it again. The amount of calories in it and the indigestion I had last night balanced out the whole experience. I probably shouldn’t have had a vegan french toast thing at the veggie breakfast spot we went to this morning before getting the train back to London too.

Permanently Moved

[Guest Episode] Midsommar vs The Buddha

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This episode is guest hosted by Sci-Fi writer and Comrogue, Andrew Dana Hudson.

He talks about Mediation, Arm raising, Class Struggle and How Will We Live?

You can find links to all of Andrew’s published work on his website.

Links:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AndrewDHudson
Andrew’s Website: https://andrewdanahudson.com/


Permanently moved is a personal podcast 301 seconds in length, written and recorded in one hour by @thejaymo

Website: https://www.thejaymo.net/
Podcast: http://permanentlymoved.online
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It was absolutely awesome to have my friend ADH guest host an episode, whilst I was away eating ridiculous burgers. I’m really glad he said yes. I Might ask others if they’d be up for it in future. Drop me a line if you are interested!

Andrew has a short story out in slate’s future tense today called “A Priest, a Rabbi, and a Robot Walk Into a Bar” – you should check it out. It’s fantastic. 

Dipping the Stacks

African Cities — Disrupting the Urban Future – UNDP Innovation – Medium

Science Fiction Writer Robert J. Sawyer: On Writing — Heinlein’s Rules

That Uplifting Tweet You Just Shared? A Russian Troll Sent It – Rolling Stone

How Snobbery Helped Take The Spice Out Of European Cooking : The Salt : NPR

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Project Nova is going really well. Things are pretty wild every-time I go into the office. Paul mason recently made a video about a topic I’ve been banging on about – Having a great time being involved.

I’ve turned on the related posts setting on the blog. I *may* have to go back though and make covers for the first 100 posts, which would suck. Maybe when I need a serious procrastination task I’ll take that up. Or do one a day or something.

Reading

This week I’ve been reading ‘So you want to start a podcast’ it’s really interesting. Some of the points in the book I’ve done with 301 organically, others have come together naturally as I was making it. It’s been really useful already as a book though. It is teaching me how to think about all the material that I’m sitting on, and hope to work on next year. 

Music

Have a Nice Life – Everything We Forget

Wonderful astral/soundscapey/ambient track. I’m really looking forward to the album.

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