Monday, December 3, 2018

Pierwalker Log: December 3, 2018

Writing start: 10:52 A.M.
Finish: 3:30 P.M.
Total new words (est.): 500
Edited (est.): 6000


1. Failure: Off till Wednesday

2. Book Three Melody: Off till 12/13

3. Ant Story: Read-through

4. Fractalverse: Off till Wednesday

5. The Cheapery St. Heroes: Book Two: Second Tertiary Edit of the prologue

6. Dread Pirate Roberts: Read-through
Notes: It's one of those rare occasions when I read through what I've got in the current chapter and realize that the chapter, as is, is finished! I'll begin the primary edits tomorrow! Yay!

7. Rapscallion: 500 new words
Notes: I'm in a very strong show-don't-tell mode with this story, even as confusing as our hero's circumstances currently are.

8. Gilligan: Off till tomorrow

Special: Work on Book Three illustration--"Becoming"

Extra notes: We'll be watching the ninth episode of this season's installment of Doctor Who tonight. Only one more episode next week, and then we'll have to wait till the New Year for the special. Both Kye and I get very sad during such times. Doctor Who is the shizzle. Hopefully we won't have to wait another two years for a new season.

We've got the old seasons on permanent rotation. We watched two of the Christmas specials last night: the one where another man, clear back in 1852 London, I believe, thinks that he's the Doctor. Jackson Lake is his name. What a great episode. The next one we watched featured Kylie Minogue in a sexy waitressing outfit hurry about the spaceship Titanic as angelic robot thingies carry out the will of their evil and nearly fully automated master, Max Capricorn. Another goodie.

Doctor Who has always held to strongly moral stories, and this current season is perhaps the strongest of them all. I find it quite telling that because of its moral tone it has many haters and detractors. Many call us fans "SJWs"--"social justice warriors." They use that term in the pejorative, and gang up on Doctor Who videos, downvoting them en masse, in an effort to sway public opinion.

What a time we live in, when so many are so committed to amoralism or immoralism! Doctor Who is strongly humanistic: it concerns itself with pacifism, equality, diversity, fairness, truth, and beauty. How in the world those things can be seen as negatives is utterly beyond me; but they very much are, and by a disturbingly large percentage of the population. It seems the haters and detractors are committed to grotesque disvalues: inequality, bigotry, elitism, destruction, and oppression. They are disciples of the will to power, to racism, fascism, and me-firstism. The same problem can be found with another awesome series, this one new: Star Trek: Discovery. The haters couch their flaming hate-posts in all sorts of garbled intellectualese, but anyone with a high-school education can see right through their logic, if you can call it that.

Again--what a time we live in! Indeed, this is an age where an existential battle between good and evil is taking place. The evidence of it is everywhere and increasingly obvious thanks to the Internet and social media. To deny it at this point is to wear moral blinkers.