74 :: Lord of the Rings is better than Game Of Thrones

I’m currently writing this on Easter Sunday. Back on the chalk spending time with my family. My brother moved to Taiwan whilst i was traveling. It is i must admit a little strange not having him around.

The rents are currently packing to go away to morocco and they are giving me a lift back up to town. Which is nice.

The weather has be glorious. Not quite as warm as London but down here we get the added bonus of the sea, the horizon and the coast. the beach has been absolutely packed each day we’ve walked along the clifftop.

We also visited the family graves cleared them and said hello to the fam. A Lovely day.

Permanently Moved

Lord of the Rings is better than Game Of Thrones. The significance of sailing to ‘the west’ and its place in the modern collective unconscious

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After the disaster of last week. This episode redeems itself. I spoke with Mike Rugnetta on twitter for some advice and got some cool tips on improving the audio quality easily and I put them into action. Really quite happy with how this episode sounds.

The content of the episode has annoyed a bunch of people which was kind of the point. That said tho i think my argument about Tolkien installing mythic archetypes in to our collective unconscious is a novel reading of LOTR to be sure. And if I say so myself… A good one.

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Note: I’ve run out of space in my soundcloud to post any more episodes, so from now on I’m just gonna be posting the direct libsyn link *shrug*.

Dipping the Stacks

The Food of London’s East End Is Nearing Extinction – Eater London

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The Ministry

Got a couple more rejections on trying to sell my first story co-written with Andrew Dana Hudson. But a story about a drug dealing queer solarpunk getting in to imperial entanglements with a Fash snapchat demagogue seems to be a hard sell… We’ll keep trying. The version of the story we have now is way better than we first wrote it. Im really happy with it. We’ll just have to keep trying.

Im thinking about submitting a talk to the London Science Fiction Research Community’s conference on crypto and solarpunk. But need a good angle. *puts on thinking hat*

Reading

I’m still reading Wounded By Love before bedtime. And I’m about 1/3 of the way though Wilding by Isabella Tree. I reckon i’ll break the back of it on easter Monday.

Music

Most of my train ride home on Thursday was spent listening to Aretha Franklin’s Young Gifted and Black album. Rock steady is such a tune

My old housemate and very good friend and collaborator Andrew Brown recentlymade me aware of Adult’s album holy pinto. It is extremely 2019 UK emo band of the best time. I’ve loving it.

Remember kids:

Be this guy.

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053 :: Absolutely Jammin’

Had a pretty fun week with all the various birthdays and stuff that happened, but I got rained on and now have an unshakable cough and a mystery cold. It’s been really annoying.

I started ‘The Couch to 80k Writing Boot Camp‘ this week. Had to go out and buy a notebook and pen as it suggests its better done by hand. so i went out and bought a new writing notebook the day after Andrew and I submitted the short story we wrote together to the anthology on Wednesday. I’m expecting another rejection – It’ll be my 5th one this year but ah well.

Another Solarpunk author asked what it was about in a mailing list, and this is what he got back:

“A group of solarpunk anarchist drug manufactures cook up contraceptives in a lab under a big box store set in a retrosuburban Boise Idaho.”

Not that I mind the rejections as each and every one makes me a better writer in various ways. I’ve probably written in excess of 150k words so far this year. None of it will probably see the light of day. But at least I’ve felt busy.

So i’m going to do this writers boot camp then roll straight into Nanowrimo if i still have the energy.

In other news my tomatoes are still absolutely Jammin’

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We made pasta with them all obviously.

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I think I’ll probably get another load of tomatoes before the end of the year about the same size. As long as the sun comes back out again here.

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Episode 19

Nostalgia? A folk festival, the Horizon, and a weeping virgin I have a cough and a cold.

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Dipping the stacks

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The Ministry

Thinking about applying for a full time job instead of working freelance so I noodled around in the hell documents known as CV and resume.

I’m going to East Asia + Australia for like 6 weeks next year so we’ll see if thats a problem. I’d be looking for something fairly senior in Operations or Strategy so maybe I could swing it. Dunno tho.

Reading

I’m still reading How Forests Think: Toward an Anthropology Beyond the Human.

Its still blowing my mind.

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I picked up Hybrid Geographies: Natures Cultures Spaces by Sarah Whatmore so i might read that next.

I also caught up on a bunch of podcasts this week. The newest episode of Londons Peaks with Alice Procter was quite good.

Music

I tweeted about it but here’s Aretha Franklin belting out Mariah’s Touch My Body live. Filmed back in 2008.

Remember Kids:

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