Just remembered to check my stats, good timing. That’s what a year-and-a-half worth of work looks like—eh well kinda, all except you can’t see any of the illustrations. This is the first volume of the over all story, and this one has about another year-and-a-half before it’s finished, then on with the next eighteen years worth of events (see previous post to get that to make sense).
I’ve been writing the same story for a year-and-a-half as part of an experiment of keeping it going for my entire life. I just did some calculations and based on everything I want to happen in the way it has to be written, I’ve got events scheduled that will take the next eighteen years to finish, and should be running somewhere around 700,000 pages.
Stalling going over my footage, I went outside to help my brother fix up our pink blossom Crab Apple tree. It had always been left to go rogue, and looks amazing especially when in bloom and covered end to end with pink apple blossoms. It was all encompassing in the area where it is, the branches touching the ground on each side, but several voluntary limbs had died, and it was starting to bring down the rest of the tree. When we actually got out to do it, we found that one of the biggest and grandest LIVING limbs had a substantial crack through it, and there was no choice but to take it down.
We are very disappointed about it, we both felt like we were tearing down Fern Gully, and now there’s a massive bare spot in the yard. The good news is, it was good for the tree, it had to happen it had never been cared for properly especially for as beautiful and old as it is. And as a side benefit, it made a ton of space just where we’ve been wanting to erect a greenhouse.
This is what it looks like in bloom, when we started cutting into the wood, it had this amazing soapy fragrance to it (and we’re going to use it for firewood and grilling, it won’t go to waste), and the inner bark is a bright red with a kind of viscusness to it, which I didn’t know until we started working it over. I’ll put on a pic or two of that later.
So hurray for our tree being so brave today, and hopefully it will fill back in soon, and nicely.
I’ve been asked several times what my plans are with the database of movies is, and specifically if I intend to publish. Being that it is in a constant state of evolution, I don’t see how I’d ever be able to hard publish it, but I could do something online that I was able to add to. The question is when and how. What is the number of entries I have to pass before the reviews and information becomes useful? Does it have it’s own thing, or do I break each entry into a blog post here? Somewhere else?
Suggestions would be helpful.
Am I the only one who can sit and stare at their archive forever and be entertained? I only go there now if I have a good reason, so as not to get stuck being dazzled by my amazing taste and wit.
Just finished the first additions to my scent catalog. For yet another
business leisure activity I’m starting, I’m going to be making natural candles and soaps. I made the first of my scent combos and have most of my supplies collected so I’ll be doing full-on experiments soon. I’ll try and remember to get some photos of the process, I didn’t really think this post out.
Worn out and in a shitty mood, in an effort to amuse myself decided to run a search on the story I’ve been working on for a year-and-a-half to see how many times in 5,000 pages the word “fart” appears. The answer is four. Two “farts” one “fartin’” and a “Fartington, Colorado”, where one of the characters is complaining about having to go on a rural camping trip and doesn’t care to remember the name of the actual town. In conclusion, it’s impossible not to laugh at the word fart.
#I’m a professional
Did sometime between the time I joined Tumblr and now there become a really well developed Bonanza fandom, and I didn’t even notice it? There’s memes, gif sets, ships, and Cartwright/Avengers references everywhere.
Great job people. I approve.
“Number 6” by Maowrix