Jan
17
2019
0

Frozen Dreams Working Draft Process, Day Seventeen: 21 Chapters / 48,786 words.

Going to have to add two scenes to Frozen Dreams; one tomorrow, and the other… maybe tomorrow, too.  Needed to put more into a particular character, and there’s a location that I never had the good guys visit.  If it was up to them they probably would, although they probably shouldn’t.

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Jan
17
2019
0
Jan
17
2019
0

The Rice Mineralogical Survey of 1948 [The Day After Ragnarok]

Rice Mineralogical Survey of 1948 – Google Docs

Rice Mineralogical Survey of 1948

[The Day After Ragnarok]

 

The Rice Mineralogical Survey of 1948 has every resource that Vancouver can throw at it, which admittedly isn’t much; but what’s left of the Canadian government takes the Survey very seriously.  It’s easy enough to issue a decree to get the Albertan oil fields running again; but to do that, the drillers will need (among many other things) metals of all sorts. Steel, copper, titanium, nickel, chromium — and stockpiles are low, after a decade of war and Armageddon.  Worse, global trade isn’t remotely what it used to be. Fortunately, Canada has a wealth of mineral resources; unfortunately, at a minimum known Canadian titanium and nickel deposits are too far away from civilization to exploit properly.

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Jan
16
2019
1

Item Seed: Forced Inspiration Generators.

Forced Inspiration Generators – Google Docs

Forced Inspiration Generators

 

Mad Science at its best! Or maybe at its worst.  Almost certainly at its worst, in fact. There’s just something about that particular interdisciplinary field of study that really, really likes things to go as badly as they can possibly go. And Forced Inspiration Generators can go quite badly, indeed.

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Jan
16
2019
1

Tweet of the Day, Have You Talked To Your Kids About Caracals? edition.

This thread is weird enough that I wish that *I* had written it.

Jan
16
2019
5

The Not-Bad-Actually Ghostbusters 3 teaser trailer.

Yeah, everybody else said There’s already a teaser trailer?, too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDnqiTuETkc

I put it in there as a link because the default picture spoils the reveal.  Suffice to say, it’s actually a pretty informative little teaser, there.  Gives a hint of the themes and mood, and even suggests the plot.  I fully understand why people have reservations about Ghostbusters 3, but this is a good trailer.

Jan
16
2019
5

Got a cough? Eat some chocolate.

As I said on Facebook, THE SCIENCE IS SETTLED: “A research group from Hull University in England randomly prescribed more than 160 patients either regular cough medicine or a chocolate-based medicine.  Patients on the chocolate-based medication reported improving more quickly than those on regular cough syrup.”  I mean, sure, in seven years or so they’ll come back and tell you that chocolate isn’t good for a cough after all.  But that’s, like, seven years or so from now, man.  In the meantime you’ve got SCIENCE to back your play.

Hrm. I should probably go and make sure that I prevent a cough.  Yes, that would be smart and healthy of me, for certain.

Jan
16
2019
0

Frozen Dreams Working Draft Process, Day Sixteen: 20 Chapters / 46,874 words.

Easy one today; nothing really needed to be added.  But there’s at least one scene that needs to be added, probably tomorrow.  Still.  We’re close to the end of the rough draft to Frozen Dreams. (more…)

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