It's been a while since I was clacking out a journal on my keyboard, hasn't it? Do forgive me if I've been remiss; I've been reorganizing my grandiose schemes. (And my conception of self, but I think that goes unsaid if one is attending a university.) In any case, I finally have a good week without any tests or interruptions save for the five other children inhabiting my parent's house. (Which is as cold as the tips of a mountain's ears; I slept in a coat and two quilts last night.) So I figured I would set out a public agenda. That way everyone can hold me to it and I don't get enticed by more frivolous research pursuits.
- Five page essay on Metaphysics
- More reading on neuroscience and consciousness for possible sponsored summer research purposes
- A bit of quantum physics, Einstein, and Kant...
- Finish Prophet and His General, and get started on list of short stories for reasons to be explained
- Begin reviewing Arabic for Independent Study next semester
- Read something frivolous and indulgent and swashbuckling.
So. What do the above resolves mean for my (two, three?) followers? Mainly that you should see more writing here. I'm delaying the final bit of editing on my novel Absolute
until my summer research on consciousness and the will is completed. I need more technical knowledge of how the brain works before I can responsibly bring Omens and much of the technology discussed therein to life.
In the meantime, there are two parts left of "Prophet and His General" to finish. I hope you're looking forward to it. I mean to write it a better ending than other short stories I started in the past. (I appear to lose steam if I don't watch myself). There will be some worldbuilding of Utter accomplished by the end of it, which I'm looking forward to. Of the entire world I've built, Utter's slums are my favourite, if most sombre, locale.
That should bring me to other projects taking the form of short-stories while I flesh out the technicalities of my larger work. Here's a list of what you can expect (perhaps). Tell me if anything stands out because I have no idea where to start first:
- Prostitute Socrates (Yes, Sue, some of these are going to look familiar, though different)
- Portrait of Dorian Grey with a twist (set in Southeast Asia or the Mediterranean?)
- The drunkard, redeemed prince with ADHD... (a script, likely)
- Flux (the CFAS story)
- Office story with an ugly protagonist and a weird dream that examines the outsider/insider dichtomy
- Story of a college near the bad parts of a city and the poor bastard inhabiting both worlds
In any case, that's all for now, folks. Enjoy your miserable lives-- for lives they are indeed.