First order of business, Happy Burning Man to those brave souls making the journey. I’ve been interested in making it to a burner event, even one of the smaller regional ones, but it hasn’t been in the cards for me. Not yet.
Moving on to announcements:
I finally finished the Omnibus of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, I realize it’s been a while since I announced it and I appreciate your patience, and I’ve decided to do something a little different with it(2). Since the book contains 6 distinct stories, with plenty of things worth noting in each, I’m going to start a seven piece series going something like this:
- The Series Review (w/ links to the individual books)
- Individual story reviews (1 for each book and 1 for the short story)
I’m also using this project as an excuse to play with some HTML features to hopefully make more interactive future posts (or at least to begin cleaning up the footnote system I’m using). I’ll be posting the series Mondays for the next two months or so. I’m going to continue to keep Friday “posting whatever I want as usual” for those who aren’t interested in the Hitchhiker’s guide (or the funnies, there will be funnies which should make them worth a skim at least) or haven’t read the series yet and seeking to avoid spoilers.
Still no word about the visa. Still sweating concentrated fear. Which stinks.
Good Stuff to come.
- “A Life Lived in Three Acts” narrative theory: A reasonable and healthy age to live to, given my demographics, is 84. A good traditional narrative has 3 parts. 84/3 = 28 ergo a life can be split into three distinct acts, seeing as 28 is quickly approaching (September 23rd) and with it the end of act one, it’s reasonable to say that this apart of the story arc of act two: Leaving St Louis (working title).
- If you can’t tell, I’m still largely in that “lets just try whatever and see what people react to” phase, bearing that in mind comments are deeply appreciated.