17,520 Days on Earth

This is my 17,520th day on Earth. I’ve learned a few things and lost a few things. That seems to be the way of life. Am I any wiser? Probably not. Human nature appears to be hard wired and that’s about the only thing I can actually hang my hat on.

Sad but true.

That said…here are a few thoughts that are snagged in my mind. They may or may not be true. You decide. Continue reading

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Plot Thickens

I wanted to call this post Plotting and Collaboration but my Blog title header does some weird stuff, now I just try to use one or two words. Makes my life easier until I get a new design installed.

Plotting is something I’ve always struggled with (I can see people who have read my work saying, sheesh, you’re not kidding.) That’s right, contrary to popular opinion, I am not a plotting genius…until now!! Haha. Yes, I have a handle on the whole plot thing! How did this happen? How did I become a Plotting Ninja Master of Doom! Read on…

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Language

Again … (groan) Again, I was lambasted for tweeting without the proper use of Capitals. The wanker in question told me ‘Capitals Matter See’, to which I replied ‘You Sad Arsehole. Capitals Matter See.’ At least it was less than 140 characters.

These prosaic morons seem to be cropping up more and more these days, and are getting right on my tits. Someone corrected a sign the other day that was written by (I think) a girl scout selling cookies for charity. The buffoon whipped out a felt tip pen (a sharpie) and added an apostrophe as if the mere sight of the word uncorrected might blind her! What a loser!

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Make Crap Art

Recently I came across a very short manifesto named ‘crap art’ that was interesting and liberating. Regardless of what you think of my writing I always considered it crap art. Not that it was terrible or smelly but that it was fluff, the stuff of nonsense as meaning to anyone’s life as a gameshow. In a nutshell escapist entertainment.

The manifesto of crap art can be read here. The bottom line though is to keep making art over and over quickly. This should be done every day and they even have a challenge for musicians called ‘Album in  a day‘. That’s right, its like NanoWriMo on crack. Write, arrange and produce a whole album in one day. This might not be your finest hour but should be fun and will probably contain an idea or a nugget in there that could be used for slower more thought driven action.

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