I Am Working At Initrode
I spent my afternoon rocking out Excel
, which means I was slaving on a laptop, not writing, and secretly hating all things to do with reports, even those of the TPS variety. Copying a cell, for its specific Validation, and then pasting it into a different file. Once in that file I have to spread that cell, with its specific Validation, like the disease it is. Then I have to make sure that all columns are wide enough to fit the new words that need to be used. Then repeat for another eleven spreadsheets.
My eyes just exploded and the warm and bubbling goo ran into my mouth. It was surprisingly salty.
I wrote another chapter on Bobsy McMilko today. I love writing them because I will sit down and just see what happens. This was the first chapter from someone else’s perspective and I was surprised at how it turned out. I am not completely set on who every single person is, and exactly how we will get to the beats that I am aiming for, but this one shocked me. It turned out to be a large flashback, as large as can be when each chapter is only about five-six hundred words. I was shocked by how sweet it came out. I finished it really quickly and reread it. It was nice, not like the usual filth-flarn-filth I piss out.
I am reading Clive Barker’s Mr B. Gone. It is quite interesting, so far. A first person demon talking directly to me. That’s always something new. It reads quite simply and quickly, like being involved in a conversation, which is exactly what he is going for. I like it, though it doesn’t seem like it will be on a par with his greatest stuff, The Thief of Always and The Great and Secret Show, not to mention most of The Books of Blood.
I read the Robert Kirkman trade of his four issues of Captain America. I figured that they would not be that good because you never really hear anything about them. I thought they were pretty good. Kirkman knows how to set up an interesting story, and get interesting words into character’s mouths. My problem was, I don’t find Cap to be that interesting, so him sounding cool just seemed anachronous to me. But perhaps I just don’t know enough, I’ve never been the hugest Cap fan. I think that Kirkman’s style would much more suit a hero with a more humorous bent; Spidey, Deadpool or even Wolverine. Though, saying that, he does write The Walking Dead, not exactly known for its laugh a minute pace and as gritty as a mouthful of sand. I wouldn’t pigeon hole Kirkman just because of Invincible and Irredeemable Ant-Man.
The Marvel Podcast, which rates highly on my list, has started putting the Weekly Watcher in. I always find that videos on the Marvel.com website run a little poorly for me, so I’m so nerdily stoked about this new arrangement. I got the Secret Invasion Animated Webisode and was happy because I could now watch it, but also, I could now keep it. I’m such a Templeton, it’s not even funny. So the Weekly Watcher will now be stockpiled. I just hope they put the Astonishing X-Men video thing with issue one on…I just with the LOST podcast would add their webisodes to their content!