Writing start: 10:36 A.M.
Finish: 3:49 P.M.
Total new words (est.): 700
Edited (est.): 11900Tasks
1. Failure: 500 new words
Notes: As difficult as this book has been to write, I'll be sad the day I finally finish writing it. Not far off now.
2. Book Three Melody: Sixth primary edit of chapter fifteen
Notes: Kye has it!
3. Angel: Book Three: Off
4. Random Chance Book Two: Sixth primary edit of chapter two
5. Port Story: Read-through of chapter two
6. Hidden Bookmarks: 200 new words
Notes: Slow-going, but I've got an idea where the chapter wants to go.
7. Rumpel: Off
8. Zelena (Secondary Edit One): First secondary edit of part three
Special Projects: None today
Extra notes: Aladdin is excellent. I give it a ranking of 39.
To explain. A movie plus popcorn for Kye and me costs $19.50. Seeing it twice will cost, therefore, $39. We're going back next week to see it for a second time.
Please ignore the professional reviews and the trolls. The professional reviews occur because editors more often than not walk into the reviewers' offices and demand a negative review before the reviewer has even seen the film or knows of its existence; often said reviewers don't even bother going to see the film in question, or, if it's a book, bother reading it. I was busy for a while digging up the links of professional reviewers who have admitted to such tactics, but couldn't find them. You'll have to trust me on this; and if you don't, well, go the fuck away. I don't need you here. In any event, I'm not lying. And as I recall, those links were legit.
The trolls, same as the pros, write hit pieces because shit gets hit. Negativity always wins in the battle for attention, especially these days. Trump cheated his way into the presidency, true enough; but his central strategy, in addition to cheating, was overwhelming negativity 24/7. And it worked. The American populace, ever stupid, fell for it.
That day first came in 2000, with the election of George W. Bush. Trump, though illegitimately elected, is even more a reflection of far, far too many in this nation.
Anyway, back to Aladdin.
Great acting. Will Smith is wonderful. No creepiness, as so many have accused his role as evoking. The two leads are gorgeous, can sing and act perfectly well; and everyone knows the story. We walked out of the theater, as did everyone we saw the damn thing with, with big smiles on our faces.
So fuck the loud-mouthed, bitter three-percenters and their big-ass Megaphone of Negativity. Go see this movie. Take your kids. Have a great time.
It is Memorial Day weekend in the US this weekend. It very well may be the last.
We are at war, folks. Best gear up and jump into the fray. Our democracy and our world is at stake.