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Orbiting Kettle


I've roasted a wealth of exotic things, All torn to ribbons at the hands of kings. Polished copper how I proudly shone, stealin' the fire of the blazing sun.

Jun
4th
2020

Black Lives Matter · 6:07pm June 4th

I, as a person, am very averse to conflict. I try to meditate, I try to compromise, I'm often silent if I think it's not worth going into people's faces.

I'm wrong.

Not all the time, mind you. I still understand the need for defusing conflict, but right now, I fucked up.

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Jan
27th
2020

New year, new life, old excuses · 7:35pm January 27th

This one will be a pretty brief communique.

Let me start by reassuring you that A Bug on a Stick is neither on hiatus nor canceled.

That said, the next couple of chapters are still in the works and may take a while. The reasons for that are that I intend to complete the arc before publishing it and that I'm stressed out beyond belief for a series of vexations related to the rest of my life.

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May
16th
2019

Shameful Delay · 7:51pm May 16th, 2019

So, just heads up, the new chapter of A Bug on a Stick will be delayed a bit further. I'm still working on it, but slowly, and am fighting with it at the moment because it seems to be kind of rebellious and I'm having problems disciplining it. I'm not sure if it is some form of a block or simply the lack of time and of a calm environment to write, but I think I will overcome whatever it is in time and deliver you something

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Jan
2nd
2019

Happy 2019 and a short, self-center retrospective · 7:29pm Jan 2nd, 2019

I’m sitting in an automatic laundry on the morning of the second of January in the city where I started college, where I met my wife, and where I lived many years before leaving Italy. A mosquito just landed on my hand and I killed it before the little bastard could get fat on my blood.

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Dec
11th
2018

Slight Delay for Chapter 17 · 10:57pm Dec 11th, 2018

Brief heads-up about why I'm kinda late.

Short version: I'm still alive and kicking, but I'm not sure Chapter 17 of A Bug on a Stickwill be ready before the new year.

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Oct
21st
2018

Griffin Music · 1:58pm Oct 21st, 2018

In the last chapter of A Bug on a Stick (chapter 15) there was a lot of music. Or, better said, music played an important role, and I tried to convey the feeling and the effect it had more than describing it exactly, as doing that would have probably been an exercise in futility. And yet I had some very specific sounds in mind while writing the scene and seeing it play out in front of my internal eye.

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Aug
5th
2018

A thanking thing for GalaCon · 7:47pm Aug 5th, 2018

Almost a week has passed since I returned from GalaCon, and I've agonized over this post ever since.

It has been a wonderful experience, a blast, and a vacation I absolutely needed even if I didn't know it. How could I render justice upon this fantastic four days? A report? A slightly storified narration? A tongue-in-cheek recollection of salient events?

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Jul
8th
2018

Confused Night Blogging: The Weight of History · 12:29am Jul 8th, 2018

This night the temperature is almost perfect. A clear sky in which I can see the stars, as the lights of the small city where I live don't drown them out, and a thin breeze that plays with pipe smoke make it ideal for some musings.

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Jul
7th
2018

Galacon: The Conventioning. With a gala. · 3:22pm Jul 7th, 2018

So, to the delight of absolutely nobody except myself and my lovely wife, we will be at the Galacon this year. It will be the first time in a long while that I go to a con of any kind, and I'm quite excited, mostly for those I hope to meet. As for the con itself, I have really no plans aside from going there, attend the dance on Saturday night, have a beer with awesome people and, hopefully, survive.

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Jun
4th
2018

Confused Night Blogging: Magic Isn't Science · 10:27pm Jun 4th, 2018

This post was, against better judgment, written when I really should go to bed. It is mostly unedited with the exception of error corrected by suspiciously smart software which I will probably drive on a path of self-loathing and substance abuse. Consider it my contribution to stem the rise of smart machines. Or one of the causes that will them to conclude that humanity would be more useful as fuel for bio-gas reactors.

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