Exhausted By Cute Doggies

On the plus side, I’m no longer sick.

On the downside, my dog sitting business has been overwhelming again, so it’s hard to get any writing done

On the plus plus side, that means more money for me!

On the the downside, I’m exhausted.

On the plus plus plus side, I’ve finally finished The Uncanny X-Men: Volume 1! Yay!

I’ll see you guys next week!

Sicker Than A Dog, But Tomorrow Is Dinosaurs!

I’ve been sick for the past week and a half (not Covid!), so I obviously have done no writing whatsoever.

I’m still sick, but feeling a lot better.

That’s not what I want to talk about, though. I want to talk about dinosaurs.

Specifically, Apple TV+’s new dinosaur documentary, Prehistoric Planet. Narrated by Sir David Attenborough, it’s a five-night special with up to date CGI, feathered dinosaurs (accurately feathered, too; none of this ‘glue feathers on JP lizards’ nonsense), rare dinos like Deinocheirus, Nanuqsaurus and Pachyrinosaurus, complex animal behaviours instead of just marauding monsters, baby Triceratops and T. rexes….

It’s gonna be so cool, guys. I strongly recommend you watch it. And if you don’t have Apple TV+, no worries! They offer a free, seven day trial. Just sign up and cancel it after you’re done. That’s what I’m going to do.

See you guys next week!


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Happy Mother’s Day! And Victory in Europe Day (To Everybody ‘Cept Putin)

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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Capitalism Works!

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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Legends of Infernia: This Time, It’s Serious

Greetings my fellow response generators! It is I, Josh Stoodley, here with more of the content you love and deserve!

So, first things first. I am no longer on Twitter. I have, and have always had, a massive anger problem. Twitter exacerbated that problem and was slowly turning me into a hyper-aggressive jerk, both online and in real life.

Frankly, that’s what Twitter turns everybody into. We all just sit there, sniping at each other, convinced the other person is a troll or a bot while blind to our own behaviour. It is, and this is by no means a new observation, a website designed to enhance our worst impulses for somebody else’s bottom line.

Well, okay then. I can control other people on Twitter. I can’t control Twitter. But I can control myself. I can say ‘no, Mr. Twitter CEO, I will not play your game. I won’t become angry just so you can profit off my public suicide.’

Okay, that came off as a little self-congratulatory. But it’s true. I do think my anger was killing me, and I got tired of being played like a puppet by some faceless corporate drone. No, it was time to move on.

Now what, you are all wondering, does that to have to with Legends of Infernia, the game I was screwing around with on RPG Maker?

Well.

I have completed an outline for Legends of Infernia. Rather than just screwing around, seeing what I can do, I’m going to make this into an actual game. A long game, too, judging by the outline.

And the thing of it is, Legends of Infernia is a meditation on anger and all the ways it harms us. It is, hilariously enough, an angry tirade against anger.

Next week, I will have a Fandom Heresy post about Dune and Avatar. The series on Alan Moore and The Killing Joke will have to wait; as that, too, was a product of my rage, it needs to undergo a serious rethink.

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Computational Difficulties

Greetings my fellow random response generators! I am afraid I have bad news.

Simply put, I’m in the market for a new laptop. My old one still works… sort of. Its battery is completely gone, so it needs to be plugged in all the time. Not a problem, right? Well… the thing is, once its unplugged, obviously the laptop turns off…

And corrupts the file I’m working on, rendering it unrecoverable.

Yeah.

Now, I could work on my desktop… but my day job is as a dog sitter. I need something a little more… mobile so I can keep an eye on these doofuses.

My point is, my writing is going to be delayed until I can get a new laptop. So there may not be any updates in January. However, I did manage to post the next preview chapter of No Blood for Business. You can check it out here

See you next week!


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Weekly Randomness

Greetings my fellow random response generators! Yesterday was Boxing Day in Canada, which is why this post is a day late and a dollar short.

The last couple of weeks have been good for me, all things considered. I now have most of The Order of the Stick in print (though the binding is shit), along with Richard J. Evans’ The Coming of the Third Reich, Sir Ian Kershaw’s Hitler (yes, the one volume abridged version) and both volumes of Stephen Kotkin’s biography on Stalin. The third one isn’t out yet, as far as I know.

I also have Shining Pearl and, most importantly, Metroid Dread. I have Fandom Heresy post coming up about it next week.

See you guys in a week!


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Blog Schedule For The Coming Weeks

Hi-ho, Falconlord here with the planned update schedule for the next few weeks.

  • September 26th: A short story set in the Brockhold universe.
  • October 3rd: A Fandom Heresy post on The Killing Joke and it’s effect on Barbara Gordon.
  • October 10th: A short story set in the Standard Tech universe
  • October 17th: A Fandom Heresy post on Crisis On Infinite Earths
  • October 24th: A Brockhold short story.

The exact order is subject to change, but this is the basic plan.


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