Writing start: 10:38 A.M.
Finish: 2:58 P.M.
Total new words (est.): 500 + new poem
Edited (est.): 10900
1. Failure: Read-through
2. Book Three Melody: Read-through
3. Ant Story: 500 new words
Notes: Getting my bearings here.
4. Fractalverse: New poem
Notes: Reflecting once again on the herds of humanity in light of the midterm elections taking place today.
5. The Cheapery St. Heroes: Book Two: Fourth secondary edit of chapter two
6. Dread Pirate Roberts: Off
7. Firefly: Off
8. Rapscallion: Off till 11/7
Notes: I'm eager to get back to this project, which I haven't looked at in a dog's age!
Special: None today
Extra notes: As I stated yesterday, the Age of Indifference must end. If it doesn't, humanity will end, very likely before the turn of the century.
It should no longer be considered "cool" by any age group to be uninvolved. Those who are indifferent should be shunned and isolated by their peers.
Being "cool" is literally burning this planet to ash.
Being "cool" has empowered thugs and monsters at every level of government.
Being "cool" has kept women under mens' thumbs for millennia. That too must end if humanity has a chance at survival past 2100 AD.
Being "cool" has "justified" innumerable atrocities and human rights' abuses worldwide.
Being "cool" is exactly what Facebook and Twitter and other social engineering platforms want you to try to be, for it plays precisely into their algorithms that are written to turn you into an addict.
Being "cool" means being part of a herd. All those motivational videos on YouTube about "being strong" and "going it alone" and "striking your own path" were produced by the "cool" who wouldn't know a tinker's damn about what true individuality and pursuing one's purpose really entail. They're a fucking joke, and those (like me) who have actually done all that know it, because those videos are far too upbeat and optimistic.
Being "cool" means being a fucking pig.
Today the United States of America is facing an existential choice: to give a damn, or not give a damn. If those who vote to give a damn outvote those who don't, and the country takes a shaky step back from the precipice, I'll entertain no illusions whatsoever that those who voted to give a damn actually do. It was the Newest Big Thing for most of them, who really don't give a damn either way, but wanted to take a chance and be part of the winning herd. The reality is this: in any mass social movement or fandom or the like, ninety-nine out of a hundred are only there to: get laid, get some drugs, party, get rich, take advantage of others, and look "cool." The truly involved, the truly caring, comprise one percent of the total. Want to know why the 60s failed as a social movement? There's your answer. Those assholes overwhelmingly voted for Trump. Peace and love my ass.
I'll check on election data later tonight. It appears massive efforts to suppress the vote are underway. Massive efforts authored and carried out by those same folks who once drove a "peace" van with peace symbols all over it.