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Monday, July 16, 2018

Pierwalker Log: July 16, 2018

Writing start: 9:43 A.M.
Finish: 3:20 P.M.
Total new words (est.): 900
Edited (est.): 11500 + Montaigne xscribe

Tasks

1. Failure: Align edit prologue
Notes: I'm going to go through the entire text from the beginning again to help with the finish of this story, which I believe is all I've got to write, maybe 10 chapters at most.

2. Book Three Melody: Read-through

3. Watson: Off

4. Love Story: Off

5. Ant story: Primary edit number two of chapter two
Notes: This chapter is going to help me springboard to the rest of the story. I didn't think that would happen, but it's quite good.

6. Fractalverse: Off

7. Firefly: 600 new words
Notes: Writing a chapter from River's point of view is challenging.

8. Gilligan: 300 new words
Notes: Keeping all the mysteries front and center is tough.

Special. Montaigne Transcribe: A very long paragraph on how many of history's greats revered Homer.

Extra notes: Working a little more on a hypothetical Reddit "community" that I'm thinking of starting. I don't like the word "community" in an online context, since actual communities that exist online are exceedingly rare, and mine might not qualify either. A lot of it depends on luck--who joins, who doesn't.

I've been thinking of the various rules that would oversee the subreddit. I think I'm going to work on it for a good half month or more before deciding to launch it or not.

Reddit has a rep for harboring trolls and all sorts of other nasties, but in truth it is no worse than any other social media platform you can think of. This is the Age of the Troll, and we all bear responsibility for that. That said, Facebook's ridiculous, passively voiced commercial running these days, the one that announces how they are going to change the culture on their platform, is mendacious and grossly self-serving, as well as point-blank false. Facebook is not about bringing people closer. It's about enriching a few techno-oligarchs at the expense of everyone on their site. That isn't opinion any longer, but fact.


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