Sunday, April 30, 2017

It's Actually A Collection Of Short Stories

and WORK as a novel and that's mega cool :) By page 360, the main city that 3/4 of the book had taken place in, Crotalorn, was just a memory and where it stood was now just the Ash Plains... Tribes had risen and fallen and the Sons of Cludd, while still around, are more of a joke than a threat. Women take turns playing games where they show their naked bodies to the Sons to fluster them.

And amazingly, one story involved a fearsome character known as the Archimage- incredibly powerful, and childcatchers gathered children to give to the Archimage... it was thought he Ate Their Souls, for they came out... blank and docile after.

One of the characters is childcatcher. When he was young, to evade childcatchers himself, he betrayed the lost children he had been staying with... became a childcatcher as his friends went to the Archimage.

Later, he has to visit the Archimage! And he discovers that the Archimage DOES, in fact, take the souls of children... but not to eat...

The Archimage is the ONLY decent character in the entire collection of characters- aside from Dr. Porfat who was murdered and his remains devoured by ghouls halfway through the book. When the childcatcher is in the home of the Archimage, he is actually visited by the souls of his friends whom he betrayed to the Archimage! And the Archimage didn't take children's souls to enslave or eat them- he was SAVING them from the cruelty of the world! Yes, through death, but the fates of 99.9% of them would have been terrible death anyway.

This was an INCREDIBLE book/collection of short stories that intertwine and make a WONDERFUL tale. Extremely evocative of the older tales by Robert Howard, Dunsany, Lovecraft and others with a VERY modern sensibility!

The Book Is Called THRONE OF BONES

by Brian McNaughton. It's amazing still. I do not know how there is any civilization there. One of the "short stories" in the interlocking stories of this novel is about a guy who is a Vendren... and in this world, you have your "tribes", like the Vendrens, the Fands, the Sleith, etc... and the Vendrens are looked down on by EVERYONE although they are also a very powerful House.

The main character starts off talking about his epilepsy... and his fits he has... and you discover odder things about him... until one night he sneaks into this one woman's room, and is HORRIFIED when a man comes into her room, transforms into a WORM... and SWALLOWS the woman whole and digests her ALIVE...

SO he flees to his ancestral home in Vendren and discovers his MOTHER is a hideous WORM BEAST- he slays her, and discovers that the fits he has been having is when HE becomes the worm... and SWALLOWS women whole and digests them ALIVE...

He has no idea what or who he is... he TRIES not to eat people but is NOT in control of his fits, which he KNOWS is not a disease now...

This world is TERRIFYING. First the Sons of Cludd aren't happy unless the air is thick with the smoke of burning PEOPLE... And 2nd, EVERYWHERE are monsters that prey on humanity... and they seem to be a rather SIZEABLE portion of the population as well...


Saturday, April 29, 2017

Been Reading A Different Book

lately. It's a fantasy novel but written in a VERY modern way... There are the Sons of Cludd (Cludd being one of the many gods in the novel...) and the Cluddites are being treated VERY gently- the Cluddites LOVE to deal with heresy and blasphemy with BURNING people at the stake... so the people in  charge of the city are keeping them around because hey- they are just religious people and they CAN be useful... just have to keep them from burning TOO many people.

There is a HUGE problem with ghouls in this society. And ghouls are...  both a major problem and... something that people just... deal with. Regular human beings CAN become ghouls- and if you DO change, you will kill and eat people and corpses... the more rotten and decayed, the better. At one point, the king of the ghouls is holding COURT in the bad part of town... people willingly entering the ghoul's lairs to have the ghouls EAT part of a family corpse... BECOME that person for a time and tell people WHERE the money is hidden...

And oh yes- if a ghoul eats a corpse, there IS a chance that the SPIRIT of the person being eaten can OVERCOME a ghoul- they BECOME that person SO HARD they STAY that person... the ghoul is GONE and the person who came BACK now has some... weird habits :)

And the author is NOT afraid to kill off characters. Midway through the book, ONE fo the characters is MURDERED- a happy and friendly big fat guy, smart- THE major intelligence in the city that knows ghouls! And he's murdered off-screen, as an aside... and the NEXT chapter has the murdered character TELLING THE STORY in first person! What??

Oh no- a GHOUL ate his decaying corpse and for over a MONTH that ghoul STUCK in his form and WAS him... even though he, of course, had been just a pile of greenish, decaying organs on a table a chapter or two prior :(

AMAZING book- when I get the author and title, I'll edit this post to put them in. I haven't finished it yet- but MAN it's a fascinating book with a FASCINATING back culture... written in such a way that the bigger background story continues in the background... while also impacting the characters in the foreground!

VERY good!

Friday, April 28, 2017

Apparently I missed yesterday.

And I dunno how much better today will be- I have a 1:30 V.A. appt today, which means we need to be on the road before noon... Sigh...

I am so sorry I missed yesterday- I was half asleep, half awake, and busy- and almost didn't get my third video done at all because of timing issues...

SO I dunno. It's MY fault I missed yesterday :( I sorry.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

"Are you SURE you understand what it would mean?"

she asked her grandmother. Grandma was 78, skinny, bony, with tight white curls close to her ancient skull. "I mean, come on. How could you even DO this?"

"I want to be a cougar," said Ethyl, slapping a beringed hand to her sunken, boney chest. "I can do this."

"Come on," said Ruby, rolling her eyes. "First off, you have to have a TON of sex."

"Sounds good," said Ethyl with a sigh. She rubbed a hand over her lower belly. "She's been hungry for decades."

 "All right," said Ruby, thinking of it and suddenly realizing that really didn't sound so bad after all. "I think what I meant was, look at your age. You'd be having sex all day with young men-" and she had to stop there herself. Where was the bad point in all this again?

"That's what I'm saying," said Ethyl with a smile. "And at my age, I don't even need to sha

Bom Dia, ਸ਼ੁਭ ਸਵੇਰ & Welcome To The Vlog! Wednesday, 26 April, 2017

And then there are days like today, where my entry, tho an entry and thus an important part of making this a daily habit, is nothing but a simple post of my video and words explaining why and how it's not bad that all I am doing is this.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

It May Seem Like All I Do

is simple one or two paragraph posts but I've been concentrating on making sure I get this done as a daily habit. Once I have it established, THEN I start changing the content so that I post LARGER entries and make THAT the new habit!

So there is a plan and I know this will work out for me :)

Monday, April 24, 2017

I Am Feeling MUCH Better Today!

And that is a very good thing! Yesterday by this time I was feeling horrible and just unable to do much but sit in a half-daze... for HOURS! I MUCH prefer days like today! Even tho my legs feel... close to anxiety because I haven';t been able to watch much- bloody rain!

Ah well. Hopefully later today I'll get some more work done HERE on a short story! Take care and thank you for reading, tho I BARELY do a thing with this!

Saturday, April 22, 2017

I can see clearly now- ah, that doesn't work.

Anyway, another day and another entry into the blog. Soon I will be posting a lot more- at least I hope so. I need to get into the habit of actually spilling my beans a lot more- part of doing this is because I don't have anyone or anywhere to really share any of my thoughts.

So at least I am now posting daily if what I post isn't actually all that worth reading yet :) But I am thinking about the stories I want to write, and I will be working a lot more on my fiction through here!

Take care and thank you very few people who actually read this :)

Friday, April 21, 2017

The Love Of A Pet

Amelia LOVES me. Can't get enough of me. Would, if she were human, bear my children and be with me at all times. It's absolutely amazing. She just LOVES everything about me.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

First, daily vlogging and now trying to maintain daily blogging as well! Except for that one two day period tho I do seem to be keeping it going even if at the moment I don't have a lot to say. But it is a good discipline to keep up, especially if I want to get back into my fiction writing on a daily basis- I'd like to write about 2k words per day on either short or longer fiction. Soon!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

My Two Week Depression Cycle/BiPolar Disorder

When I was young, 22 in fact (I am 54 now) I was finally diagnosed with depression. After some weeks of charting my mood so we could see what was happening, we discovered I had a two-week cycle- I spent a day or two falling into the trough of depression where I would stay for 2 weeks. I would then spend a day or two coming back UP to "normal", which, mood-wise, is a little bit lower than a "normal" person's bummed-out day.

So- BiPolar disorder. My "manic/up phase" is still less than what a non-sufferer would feel and only lasts 2 weeks. The trough sucks badly... loss of interest, energy, joy, etc. Have to FIGHT to not just sit in a corner and... sit.

Luckily, I've had 30 years of experience dealing with this so no fear... just have to handle the depression for two weeks and everything will be fine!

For two weeks :)

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

I get so tired by the end of the day...

Like right now- but I can't go to bed TOO early, or I'll be UP for the day at MIDNIGHT and that isn't good!

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Well, okay,

So I missed two days. That happens. I mean, just because no one reads this is no reason I shouldn't work on it every day! Good habits are good habits, no matter what :)

So if you do read this, hello and thank you :)

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

I realized something rather important a moment ago!

I just realized something. I was reading a Cracked article, and read this:
"This is why their most important cultural voices came to the defense of JonTron and PewDiePie after their respective racism controversies. Racism is bad, they say, but censorship is worse. I realize that to readers over a certain age, those are both nonsense names. If so, you should know that among teenagers, YouTube personalities matter much, much more than TV or movie stars. The top five most famous celebrities among people age 13-18 are all YouTube hosts. PewDiePie -- the most famous one who was recently accused of making anti-Jew jokes -- has videos that got more viewers than the Seinfeld finale. The world has changed."
And it's true. SO what can we do? What can ANY of us do? I suddenly realized, I actually AM helping in this fight, and on the front lines!
I HAVE a youtube channel. I only have 87 thousand subscribers, but I AM on Youtube, and I HAVE a presence (a small one :), and I AM making videos where I talk about equality and why it is right; why racism and sexism is wrong; I talk about WHY it's bad to treat people as less than human. I AM on the front lines and fighting the good fight!
I AM more than just Scott (what SNL- THANK YOU SCOTT for the joke :)... I am FIGHTING! :)

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Eighty Seven THOUSAND Subscribers

And while a fair number of those are probably inactive accounts, it's still cool! I never thought I'd even break FIVE subscribers when I first started, and NOW look... I have EIGHT TIMES as many subs as there are people in the town I live in! THAT is something very odd to think about :)

Thank you all so very much for helping me out in this- you are all such wonderful people!

Monday, April 10, 2017

Sunday, April 9, 2017

And here you thought I had forgotten!

Ha! Never! It takes three weeks of WORK to make a habit. And once those three weeks are done, it'll feel WRONG if I do NOT type a daily entry :) That's the way it worked with my vlogging- felt really weird at first. Now I can't start my day without it!

So soon I am going to be typing my stories in here- when I get time. My most precious resource... :)

Saturday, April 8, 2017

After Posting How I Need To Post Daily

Whadda I do? Fail to post daily :) Now how can I expect anyone to read my words if I don't write any? :)

Posting daily IS something that can be done- and easily! It's like any habit. No matter how you may DESPAIR over any habit, remember this:

It takes THREE WEEKS of work to BREAK a habit; it takes three weeks of work to MAKE a habit. EVERY DAY you have to DO something to make it a habit; you have to FIGHT daily for three weeks to BREAK a habit.

So all I have to do to post every day... is post every day! It makes perfectly circular sense! :)

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Maybe If I Post Daily?

I sure hope SOMEONE out there is reading this :) It's okay if no one does, but it would be a LITTLE nicer if someone did :)