Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Pierwalker Log: June 12, 2018

Writing start: 10:26 A.M.
Finish: 3:07 P.M.
Total new words (est.): 200
Edited (est.): 12,800 + 2 poems

Tasks

1. Failure: Primary edit number six of chapter 20
Notes: Kye's got it! And with that, I'm going to take an extended break from this project. I'll get back to it in mid-July. My mind and my spirit need a breather. I need to recharge for the final push to complete it.

2. Book Three Melody: Align edit of the prologue
Notes: I was going to start chapter twelve, but I think I need to pull this wonderful new tool out of the toolbox and use it here and now. I'm going to read through all I've got written so far before starting the new chapter.

3. Watson: 200 new words
Notes: Slow-going, yes. That's okay.

4. Love Story: Off till June 23

5. Ant story: Off

6. Dread Pirate Roberts (2): Primary edit number six of chapter 5
Notes: Kye's got it! I'll probably start a new chapter in two weeks or so!

7. T-Bag: Primary edit number one of chapter two
Notes: I'm trying to write and edit these chapters with Prison Break's theme song occasionally going through my head. It's great!

8. Fractalverse: Volume 5: Read-through of last two poems I wrote

Extra notes: To those of you who say you are "not into politics": Are you into life? Are you into decency and morality? Are you into your children's futures? How about those? Are you into those?

I'm more and more convinced that the blockbuster culture we have created for ourselves is largely to blame for monsters like Trump, global warming, Putin, genocide in Syria, starvation in Yemen, and on and on. We refuse to look at the particular of things. We refuse to downsize. We refuse to think and educate ourselves, to take care and to take time. The result is the very death of democracy around the world, the rise of fascism and nationalism, the trashing of our environment, and the indifference towards the world's poor and suffering. When we insist on measuring and judging everything against the enormous, the grand, the supersized, the most visible, the most famous, nuance and consideration necessarily perish. The problem is, nuance and consideration are essential to any democracy and to any democratic process.

As far as art goes, well, people like me, laboring in this age, are not only going to be utterly obscure, but judged harshly against the blockbusters. It's a mindset. A diseased one.

And so we flirt with abject catastrophe.


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