Monday, January 7, 2019

Pierwalker Log: January 7, 2019

Writing start: 10:28 A.M.
Finish: 2:59 P.M.
Total new words (est.): 1300
Edited (est.): 5200 + 6 poems + 2 book blurbs


1. Failure: 400 new words
Notes: Sketch's ultimate purpose is only now coming clear for him.

2. Book Three Melody: 500 new words
Notes: Yaeko is finding out what she needs to do.

3. Ant Story: Off till Thursday

4. Fractalverse V5: Third secondary edit of the fifth set of six poems; edit current blurbs

5. Cheapery St. Heroes: BII: Stage one edit of chapter five; edit current blurbs

6. Rapscallion: Off

7. Gilligan: Off

8. T-Bag: 400 new words
Notes: I can see the end of this chapter. Maybe a thousand more words.

Special Projects: None today

Extra notes: Beef and barley soup tonight, to help fight the cold.

For my birthday, Kye re-upped Cobra Kai. I think this is something like the sixth watch-through. As with all great art, you pick something up with each new viewing. And yes, Cobra Kai is great art. It features superlative writing and acting, and the story is compelling and endearing. You need to pull your head out of your ass when someone says "This is great art," and you instantly picture the Mona Lisa or something. You're not in high school anymore. Wake up.

In this Newest Big Thing culture, few people bother re-watching a television show or re-reading a book or trying to expand their artistic tastes. All of that takes time, and the Newest Big Thing is waiting to be consumed and instantly forgotten about! My O My, what are you going to do?

The Newest Big Thing mindset is a facet of the disease known as suburbanism. So I totally understand how you can't get that Kye and I have watched Cobra Kai six times. You think we're the crazy, fucked-up ones.

Wrong. I'm afraid you are.