Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Pierwalker Log: October 17, 2018

Writing start: 10:18 A.M.
Finish: 3:10 P.M.
Total new words (est.): 800
Edited (est.): 15100

Tasks

1. Failure: Primary edit number one of chapter twenty-one

2. Book Three Melody: 600 new words
Notes: This isn't as difficult as I feared originally. I think this chapter will turn out quite good.

3. Love Story: Primary edit number two of chapter three

4. Ant story: Primary edit number two of chapter three

5. Fractalverse: Off

6. The Cheapery St. Heroes: Book Two: Off till Saturday

7. Dread Pirate Roberts: Read-through

8. Firefly: 200 new words
Notes: I finally started the new chapter! Yay!

Special: None today

Extra notes: Going to watch the original Austin Powers tonight. We own it, and the first sequel. Both Kye and I could use the laughs. This has been one tough year for both of us.

Escapism, so termed, has gotten a bad rap in the past few decades. It's often condemned as morally lazy, or cowardly, or as "burying your head in the sand." Certainly taken to extremes it is; but then again so are countless other things. It isn't all that wise to consult our culture, such as it is today, since that culture is clearly insane. I could cite thousands of examples as evidence, but I'll stick with just two: the illegitimate "presidency" of Trump and the salivating support of his followers, and our utter indifference towards climate change, now occurring at an apocalyptic rate.

Being a corporate cog is one of the ultimate forms of escapism, since you've almost certainly become one in order to escape what you were meant to do in this life, whatever that is, and whatever your parents said was "unrealistic" or "didn't pay well" or "wasn't practical."

Interesting that those same cogs are the ones most likely to condemn escapism, don't you think? They're the ones most guilty of it!

So ... Austin Powers. Dr. Evil. Elizabeth Hurley. Fembots. "Jumblies." Starbucks posing as a front for Dr. Evil's truly evil plans of world domination. "One million dollars!"

For those of us who truly endeavor to walk the Narrow Path, occasional escapism is no sin.

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