To those who celebrate. If you don’t, have a nice Sunday.
Unless you’re Vladimir Putin or one of his cronies. Then up yours with a rusty, red hot poker.
As for myself, I’ve had a rough spring. I got a mild case of food poisoning last week and it killed my productivity. I hope to get back in the saddle this week and have a real update for you next Sunday.
See you next week!
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I would like to thank Elon Musk for purchasing Twitter, thereby ensuring its destruction and his bankruptcy, thereby single-handedly restoring both American and Canadian democracy! I only hope, that as Musk dies the death he so richly deserves, that somebody else takes up the Starlink system. According to Ukrainians, they’ve been using it to kick all kinds of Russian ass.
On a more serious but still capitalist note, my dog sitting job has been very busy for the last two weeks. So busy, in fact, that I haven’t had any time for writing. It’s kind of a nice problem to have, actually. At least something I’m doing is successful.
So far, though, this week is quieter and I should have more done for you next week.
See you then!
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Allons enfants de la Patrie,
Le jour de gloire est arrivé !
Contre nous de la tyrannie
L’étendard sanglant est levé, (bis)
Entendez-vous dans les campagnes
Mugir ces féroces soldats ?
Ils viennent jusque dans vos bras
Égorger vos fils, vos compagnes !
Aux armes, citoyens,
Formez vos bataillons,
Marchons, marchons !
Qu’un sang impur
Abreuve nos sillons !
Que veut cette horde d’esclaves,
De traîtres, de rois conjurés ?
Pour qui ces ignobles entraves,
Ces fers dès longtemps préparés ? (bis)
Français, pour nous, ah ! quel outrage
Quels transports il doit exciter !
C’est nous qu’on ose méditer
De rendre à l’antique esclavage !
Quoi ! des cohortes étrangères
Feraient la loi dans nos foyers !
Quoi ! Ces phalanges mercenaires
Terrasseraient nos fiers guerriers ! (bis)
Grand Dieu ! Par des mains enchaînées
Nos fronts sous le joug se ploieraient
De vils despotes deviendraient
Les maîtres de nos destinées !
Tremblez, tyrans et vous perfides
L’opprobre de tous les partis,
Tremblez ! vos projets parricides
Vont enfin recevoir leurs prix ! (bis)
Tout est soldat pour vous combattre,
S’ils tombent, nos jeunes héros,
La terre en produit de nouveaux,
Contre vous tout prêts à se battre !
Français, en guerriers magnanimes,
Portez ou retenez vos coups !
Épargnez ces tristes victimes,
À regret s’armant contre nous. (bis)
Mais ces despotes sanguinaires,
Mais ces complices de Bouillé,
Tous ces tigres qui, sans pitié,
Déchirent le sein de leur mère !
Amour sacré de la Patrie,
Conduis, soutiens nos bras vengeurs
Liberté, Liberté chérie,
Combats avec tes défenseurs ! (bis)
Sous nos drapeaux que la victoire
Accoure à tes mâles accents,
Que tes ennemis expirants
Voient ton triomphe et notre gloire !
Couplet des enfants:[b]
Nous entrerons dans la carrière
Quand nos aînés n’y seront plus,
Nous y trouverons leur poussière
Et la trace de leurs vertus (bis)
Bien moins jaloux de leur survivre
Que de partager leur cercueil,
Nous aurons le sublime orgueil
De les venger ou de les suivre.
Ukrainians are dying for the dream you started in Europe. Don’t betray them. Don’t vote for that Russian-loving fascist Le Pen.
Vive la France!
Lyrics taken from Wikipedia.
It dropped to -20C here in Calgary and I’ve been out of commission for this week. Godzilla, but I do hate this city’s swinging weather!
Anyway, proper post next week I promise!
Goooooood morning my fellow random response generators! Josh Stoodley here with just a short update this time.
- My fanfiction, The Uncanny X-Men will be finished this month. Yay!
- If everything goes according to plan, I will start serious work on No Blood for Business by July, Brockhold by October and Legends of Infernia by winter. And by serious work I mean writing everyday until the projects are done. No Blood for Business and Brockhold are coming out in 2023; I don’t have a release window yet for Legends of Infernia but I will keep you updated.
- Next week, I will discuss the philosophy behind Legends and what I intend to say with it.
As always guys, if you like my work you can support me on Patreon or buy me a hot chocolate.
Greetings my fellow random response generators! Josh Stoodley here with another post on the thought processes behind my upcoming projects: No Blood for Business, Brockhold, and Legends of Infernia. This post covers the thoughts behind Brockhold. The first post, covering No Blood for Business, can be found here: https://falconlord5.com/2022/03/20/writing-philosophies/. Next week will cover Legends of Infernia.
Before we get into the thought processes behind Brockhold, I want to share with you some good news: No Blood for Business has a release window! Yes, after working on it off and on for five years, No Blood for Business will finally release next year, in 2023! Isn’t that exciting? It is for me, that’s for sure. I have some backlog to clear on other projects first, but you will see more consistent updates on No Blood for Business later this year.
In the meantime, if you enjoy my work, you can support me on Patreon or buy me a hot chocolate.
Now, on to Brockhold!
Greetings my fellow random response generators! It is I, Josh Stoodley, here to regale you with more opinions that you didn’t ask for!
Except today isn’t about opinions. It’s about the three different philosophical underpinnings of my upcoming commercial works: No Blood for Business, Brockhold, and Legends of Infernia. As all three have quite different inspirations (Film noir and hardboiled detective fiction for No Blood, Redwall for Brockhold and the Tales of series for Infernia), you’d expect all three to have quite different philosophies underpinning them!
And you’d be right, of course.
The reason I want to discuss, to lay out the different philosophies underpinning these works, is because I know people. I know they will take my work and twist it to their political and philosophical ends, that they will seek meaning where there is none, and invent out of whole cloth interpretations of characters and scenes that is completely at odds with what really happened.
I intend to combat this kind of bad faith analysis directly in the text itself, of course. But there is no way I will be totally successful; a quick perusal of Tumblr will be enough to disabuse you of that notion. So I wanted to create this post. An easily accessible resource for future analysts and fans who are concerned with the truth, not whatever their pet political theory is.
So if you want to know why I wrote these projects the way I did, join me under the cut!
And remember, if you enjoy these posts you can support me on Patreon or buy me a hot chocolate.
Greetings, my fellow random response generators! After the numerous disruptions of last month, I am getting back on schedule for this week and, hopefully, for the rest of this month. So one should see new updates to my fanfiction, No Blood for Business, Brockhall and Legends of Infernia. I make no promises, but that is the plan for now.
Today, however, I want to talk about The Batman (2022). I saw it last night (yes in the theatre; HBO MAX isn’t available in Canada) and, opininoiated pain in the neck that I am, have thoughts
Thoughts I’m gonna share with you whether you like it or not!
Join me under the cut!
Holy shiitake mushrooms, Batman! This has been one interesting month, hasn’t it? First, Pokémon Legends: Arceus came out. Then my (nearly fifteen-year-old) hard-drive needed to be replaced, forcing more delays on my writing.
What else? What other world-shaking event could possibly have happened this month?
Oh yeah. Vladimir “I’m too crazy for Russia, crazy for Russia” Putin decided to invade freaking Ukraine! And botch it.
People much more informed than me have been discussing this on Twitter and elsewhere, but I’ll sum up the general consensus here:
Putin dun goofed. The Ukrainians have shown far stiffer resistance than expected, the Russian army has shown itself to be thoroughly incompetent, both NATO and the EU are reinvigorated… the list goes on. Select Russian banks have been kicked out of SWIFT, the international banking communications system. China is playing it cool.
The final analysis is that a lot of Russians, Ukrainians and others are going to die for… nothing. This is a pointless, stupid war. Putin will gain nothing from this, though it may sow the seeds for his eventual downfall.
What a waste of human life.
Regular posting will be back next month, I promise. See you next week!
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