The Two Hundred and Fourteenth Post: The One Where I Talk about Art Bell…

… and it was magnificent! I was turned on to Art Bell when I begin working third shift for an insurance company as a tape librarian (one of the best jobs I had as a temp). I brought in a radio and I was just cruising through the AM dial and I heard someone talk about the JKF conspiracy (conspiracy theories are a bit of a fascination with me). I stopped at that point and I continued to listen to the Art Bell Show whenever I got the chance. When he left the air, I was hurt and slightly confused – like discovering that your best friend had moved away by going to his house and finding it boarded up. I tried George Noory and the whole Coast to Coast thing…but it wasn’t the same. Seriously, he went into topics that I didn’t stomach at all. I had some older episodes recorded, so I’d listen to those when I got the chance – but now he’s back! I was able to use my subscription to use my subscription to Sirius for what it was intended for, but there are some problems I am going to have to try to fix:

  1. Sirius will log me out automatically if there is no activity on the computer. This makes no sense.
  2. My internet connection has been spotty and as a result, I am getting dropped and have to restart the player. I should call the cable company about that.

Other than that – I like what I have! I’m going to try to listen to it on the sly at work and see if I can record it on my main PC.

As far as Tyro goes, I am going to get that tree ripped out of the ground and hopefully move on to some other parts of the novel. I am ready to work now and I guess that I will have to take the low yield days with the high. I am still tinkering in my head as far as the Nanowrimo project goes – I’m going to hammer out an outline this weekend (in between writer’s group and groceries) and get everything lined up for it so I can start running on 11/1 at 12:00:00. I am going to try to keep up Tyro’s novel and the Nanowrimo at the same time and complete the Nanowrimo novel within the time frame (11/31). If I am lucky, I’ll get one done and get it out there by next year. It is a goal to get a novel finished and out there in the wild after the first of the year. I can do this. With one, I just need to finish the editing, get someone to beta read it and get some artwork together. More than likely that’s the one that will hit Amazon, but I would like to see the Nanowrimo novel get out as well. I just have to focus and get through it.

Well, I’m going to listen to the first hour and a half of the show and have some late breakfast. I hope everyone has a good day for a Tuesday.



Seething Apathy

The Two Hundred and Thirteenth Post: The One Where I Exult in the Return Of A Favorite Show…


I’ve gotten my SiriusXM membership active and I made sure that I could record it when I went to sleep (I’m going to be at work when it comes on, so I can only get the last two hours, but it repeats again at 2AM). I have been waiting for this all month. I am so excited about tonight – still tempted to call in, but I know that means I would have to give up one of my remaining vacation days, and I am not going to sacrifice my birthday week. Really looking forward to it tonight. Yeah – my life is like that. Doesn’t take much to get me excited.

Anyways – I am going to go back to the Tyro novel, but I’ve been thinking about another swords-n-sorcery idea, but I am trying to find something original to it. Something about a mercenary company, but I’m trying to think of a new angle – something that hasn’t been done before. I was thinking about the main character being a new draftee sent to the paymaster for training. Y’know – something like Gilroy: Tactical Accountant!… but not as lame sounding. As far as I can tell, there has been nothing about what really runs a mercenary company: the money. A lot of fantasy when dealing with the swords and sorcery parts stick to just that: swords and sorcery. I am looking for something different to hang the story’s hat on. Sure, there will be the usual cavalcade of fantastic creatures, spells, enchanted weapons and chainmail bikinis – but I am looking to tell a different story. I have the plot itself from a game I’ve been wanting to run for a while, but I have never been able to find people to hang on long enough for it. I don’t want to say anything else right now because I don’t want to spoil it. Now, if you’re panicking that I have forgotten about Tyro – let me assure you that I haven’t, but I have found this to be the best way to corral plot bunnies.

Gah – I haven’t been getting a lot of sleep lately, mostly because I’m more of a night person and the neighbors down the street feel the need to start their arguing early in the morning to get it out of the way. Seriously, I hit the sack at 2:30 AM (and that’s me going to be early, kids) but I’ll end up waking up a couple of hours later and I can’t get back to sleep until 6 or 7 AM… about when the sun starts to rise and the Joads get their yell on. I might experiment with getting some earplugs and using that to block out the morning and set my alarm to vibrate and sleep in a t-shirt with a pocket in it to make sure I get up on time. Well, enough of this, let me watch Breaking Bad and get ready for work.

I hope y’all have a good day.



Seething Apathy