These are some posts from the later part of last week, in case you missed them:Social BotsHumans and the PlanetHave Prawn, Will ApocalypseThe End Is Near ... Do You Have Your Pr0n?Of Robots and Language These posts all relate to Torn World:Updated Sketch for "Without Fail"Torn World: "Sea Monsters in Southern Waters"Torn World: "The Thunder-Whale"Torn World: "Sea Serpent"Torn World: "The Smartarm"
Torn World writing update:
Approved as canon: "Squiggles: Excerpts from Nleimen's Journal," "Lookbacks," "On the Rocks," "Without Fail," (fiction) "Steam Power," "Cage of Hope" (poetry). Back to me for edits: "Cutting Time," (fiction), "Seafoam Fashions" (poetry). Currently in front of the canon board: "Clouds in the Morning," "Scars of Stone" (fiction) and "The Shipwright's Song" (poetry). Drafted: "Cutting Cords and Clasping Hands," "Like Ash Before the Wind," "The Green Speech," "Catch and Release," "When the Wind's Teeth Sing," (fiction) and "The Hearsay Cafe," "The Colors of the Rainbow," (poetry). In revision at home: "Water Dance," "Swept Away" (fiction). Currently writing: "From Dark to Bright," "Raining Kittens," "Catch of the Day" (fiction).
The epic poem "Igor's Creature
" is now in microfunding. This is ... well, a mix of horror and science fiction with a large helping of sociology and a wry twist of humor. The epic poem "A Periodic Table of Elementals
" is ahead of production.
We're making gradual progress with the yard. There are paths mowed to most of the places we need to visit, and some open areas mowed down to serve as lawn. Parts of the unmowed areas are shoulder-deep in grass now. The butterfly meadow is only about knee-deep though. It looks like most of the new native grasses are surviving, although some of the wildflowers got devoured by wildlife. I've managed to weed, shear, and prune around some of the gardens and other function areas. This week calls for rain, rain, and more rain. Not much yardwork. Maybe more writing, though.