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Alcohol is simply borrowing happiness from tomorrow.

That's a good phrase. :)

Also... God... Damn... It.

That little idea of mine is now lodged in my head. There is no escaping it. It has taken root and will continue to develop until I write it down. Yet another one.

The Stormtrooper and DiD have been joined by a fairy tale witch who survived being stuffed into her oven, an unemployed Igor-type character whose vampire master was killed by angry villagers, and a fantasy goblin who really doesn't want to fight heroes with magic swords and plot armour.

Does that make you feel good?
(sorry if I sound preachy... I worry)

I just like relaxing with drinks on the weekends.

On an unrelated note, I just got the weirdest idea for a standalone comedy novel: A group of people consisting of minor stock characters from various genres being forced to work together. My initial idea is for an expy of a Stormtrooper, who literally can't shoot straight to save his life and is constantly getting brutalised, and a damsel in distress from cheesy old-school SFF who through bizarre bad luck is constantly getting abducted, held hostage or chained up outside a dragon cave. Somehow I just suddenly feel like writing about complete screwups.

Well, it turns out that food festival I've been looking forward to has been delayed until March, and the website simply failed to mention that.

Instead I'm sullenly drinking at home.

That said, a forum spammer gave me my favorite forum title ever, "Falsely Puffed Up Rascal Pig", so there are small benefits.

... from what I understand "puffed up" already means false. As in, pretending to be better than you are. So they were calling you... not not false? Was it a double negative that came out in plus?

I kinda started writing again (on the train). I have about 1,700 unedited words to show which are the start of a novel in a new world. Anybody interested in giving it a quick read?


Open For Submissions / Re: New publisher: Erewhon Books
« on: October 17, 2018, 05:25:54 PM »
It's exactly because she has such a track record that I figure she'll soon be overwhelmed.

It just dawned on me that I'm about to join a piranha swarm.

Oh well.

Open For Submissions / Re: New publisher: Erewhon Books
« on: October 17, 2018, 03:35:52 PM »

BTW are you planning on translating your Autism leaflet into English?

Oh, I've already translated the text. I've started contacting foreign autism organisations. I'm currently waiting to hear what a British one has to say about it.

I could start making offensive comments about some group or another. That might fire up discussion.

I'm really looking forward to this weekend. It's the day of the annual food festival we have here in Akureyri. It's one of the very, VERY few big crowd things I actually enjoy. A whole lot of northern food companies will be showing off and selling their products, as well as giving out free samples.

This includes our very own BREWING companies. No, they don't give free samples, but they do sell beer very cheap. The first time I attended I got several beers in as our very unpopular then-prime minister was there to judge a master chef competition. A friend urged me to go throw my beer at him for the sake of publicity.

Drunken Author Assaults Prime Minister.

He insisted it would have flown in Australia.

"Come on. You'd both be drunk and get into a fist fight."

The good news, practicing swords and punching in my yard has led to the politest neighbors ever.

My friends have told me I look like a serial killer. I wonder if that's played a part in the generally good experience I've had with servers and government employees.

General Discussion / Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« on: October 13, 2018, 10:06:41 PM »
Yeah the thought police are alive and well in the UK.

Is this kind of stuff becoming typical in the UK, or are these outlier cases that make the news but don't actually represent a trend?

General Discussion / Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« on: October 13, 2018, 10:49:51 AM »
I've never heard of that guy or the events mentioned :o

To clarify, Jonathan Pie is a character used by a British comedian to comment on serious issues.

General Discussion / Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« on: October 13, 2018, 08:44:25 AM »
So... you Brits on this forum...

I just watched Jonathan Pie go on one of his rants, this time about UK law enforcement getting involved with people causing offence on the internet. He mentioned a teenager who got jailed for three months for making an inappropriate joke. He also mentioned another one who got fitted with electronic tag for posting rap lyrics. He also also mentioned that the police are asking people to report offensive posts. Not illegal ones. Just offensive ones.

Could someone please tell me he's mistaken? Because this is some serious bizarro police state stuff.

I also really want to see them.
I went to Iceland in February but it was cloudy the whole 3 days >:(

Yeah, that's why I cringe a bit when people apparently come over here for the sole purpose of seeing the lights. They aren't a nightly occurrence to begin with, and yeah: Clouds.

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