The One Hundred and Seventy-Ninth Post: The Proof of Life Post!

Hello, everyone! I am feeling a lot better now. I apologize for my long absence, but I have been ill and unable to sit in front of a computer for a long period of time. I am not going to go into the gory details, but I am just going to say that I am edging towards health. Thanks for everyone’s well wishes and prayers. Now that the news is out of the way, we can go on to the other matters in this blog.

Obviously, I haven’t been able to do any work on the computer, but thanks to my Kindle Fire I could jot down notes for some of the series I will be working on. I’ve worked on the magic system for Tyro’s series. There wasn’t a big change to everything; just the motivations of Tyro’s Master have changed. There is something that I am calling in the notes the book of life (I am working on the true name, this is just a working name) that gives the bearer a way of achieving true immortality. Right now, the various Lords can’t exist outside some sort of medium and that medium becomes corrupted and will eventually decay. When the book is complete, it will give the owner a way to find complete, incorruptible immortality. No one knows how many chapters exist in the book, but they scour the world finding loose pages and using them as currency (if you doing something nice, they might let you copy a page or two). It is some of these chapters that the different Lords use to create the various ushabit (like the main character Tyro). So – while I haven’t been able to work on I/O Error recently, I have been working on other things when I wasn’t looped out on pain meds.

I did get to go see Star Trek: Into Darkness. I enjoyed it greatly and recommend it as a good Saturday film. It is a little long for me (my lower back was beginning to get sore about half-way through), but it was well put together. Of course, I am not going to go into great detail because I don’t want to run the risk of spoiling anything. Trust me; this is a good film and not really limited to just the Trekkies. I think I am going to go see After Earth this weekend since I am getting paid and I’m going to do some housecleaning in Saturday morning and will need to leave the house for a couple of hours – so dinner and a show for me. I am looking forward to a couple more sci-fi films coming out: Ender’s Game and Elysium. I have to admit that since I have cut the cable, I’m not able to see any commercials for movies. However, I can go to Apple Trailers and get some dates from them. I am also going to recommend a book for everyone: Throne of the Crescent Moon. I like the use of Middle Eastern mythology and fantasy elements – it’s something I am not very familiar with, unlike Western fantasy elements. Run out and check this book out.

Well, I do need to get back to writing, so I hope everyone is having a better time. Again – feeling a lot better, thank you.

 

Sincerely,

Seething Apathy


 

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