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Frontier Developments just dropped beta 3.9 of Elite so I'm dropping all my everything to check it out. Anyone wants to take a look, I'll be pootling around in space for a little while here.
And all done! Note to self, ramming the big ships in space is a bad idea.
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A while back I did a happy drunk blog. Today is the angry drunk blog. I'm down about half a bottle of very expensive whisky (because reasons) and it's only the extensive practice of a dyslexic that allows me to type coherently now that all the letters are dancing a jig across my keyboard - which I'm not looking at anyway because I can touch type because I'm not some plebian hunt'n'pecker peckerhead dweeb who has no idea where their fingers are.
There comes a point when you find yourself having conversations with people who you quickly realise were not even born when you were experiencing the formative years of your life. There are people on this very site - people with responsibilities, with power and with the trust of potentially thousands of users in their judgement - who were not yet born when Lisa Simpson played Classical Gas for the very first (and last) time. People for whom the the TNG episode All Good Things was a historical footnote on events that happened before they could suck their own big toe. People who did not see the Berlin Wall fall, nor the end of the Thatcher premiership, the Challenger disaster or the entire Gulf War, who nevertheless are old enough to have credit cars, drive cars, own property and be nearly past the maximum age limit to join the armed forces. People who should be children, but are somehow adults.
I was writing fiction before many of you were born. This is not a condemnation of your abilities or an attempt to pump up my own; it is a simple statement of fact. Many of you were not even sloppy seconds when I was starting my university career. When I was writing my first (abandoned) novel, more then a few of you were still trying to understand that there were other food sources than the giant round squishy milk dispenser.
I have no idea right now if I'm depressed, angry, bitter or enlightened by this.
My reaction is the same as always: Get drunk, listen to classical rock and cry.
It's probably beautiful.
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There are a few constants in the world worth remember. Prices will rise, politicians will philander, and you too will be faced with unexpected bills just when you run out of money.
My cat has managed to develop a pretty profound flea allergy (also she brought in fleas and oh my god they are hideous little monsters) and is currently looking more than a bit scraggly. I'm taking her to the vet tomorrow and will probably be faced with a pretty chunky bill for whatever treatments they prescribe to her. Creams and ointments and pills and whatnots... I have no idea how much it'll be. Aaaand I have no money. Yay. And there seems to be a brewing familial conflict over who gets certain bits of the contents of my deceased aunt's home. It's grandma's silverware all over again...
All this is the latest in a long line of mostly small and occasionally huge crappy things that have happened over the last month or two... or year... so you can probably imagine that my motivation for writing is not exactly at peak condition right now.
Still! I am at least doing something. Current projects actually making headway are Morning Glory, of which I've got about 4k of the next chapter down, and No Room For Regret, which has come up to a whopping 10k for the next chapter and will probably top out at about 16000 words.
Everything else is stuck. Picking a random example, on To See The Light I wrote a whole six words in the last two weeks.
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