It’s officially warm out again. That was a short winter…back to balmy breezes. It’s odd having the skies bee so quiet again after yesterday.
While walking this morning, I found to my dismay that conspiracy stuff has gone the way of swords and sorcery in my mind… I think that the majority of the best stuff has pretty much been written and the market is glutting up with pale copies. Before, a hint of conspiracy would be dismissed as something only those wild-eyed conspiracy buffs would believe. But, even if it wasn’t believed, it was interesting. Now something that looks like a conspiracy is dismissed without looking *at all* because it’s just “something out of the X-Files.” (For what it’s worth, in the real world, being both disbelieved and uninteresting is the best cover you can have.) If I wrote the happenings between the contested Florida election and the tunnel-running in Afghanistan as fiction, without it all happening in real life, it would be unbelievable. Really. Just put the flag down for a moment and really look at how much weird stuff happened in a very short time. One thing this means for the conspiracy genre is that no one is going to bother silencing the crusading reporter with the inside scoop. Going public with the family jewels will mean nothing. Having the incriminating evidence in a secure location set to go public in the event of your death will be no protection whatsoever.
I’m glad most of my stories are just little weird reality bites. My next project writing-wise is to edit a few of them, and transcribe the three good tarot stories (and maybe clean up the not-so-good ones) into my journal from the notebook. I like writing on paper…you can really crank out ideas and doodles quickly, but transmission and storage is tough.
Well, WAMI is now 24/7 telefutura… no more local programming, or programming in english. A shame, because the kids show they had was fun to get ready along with in the morning. On the upside, it’s got wacky Univision programming now. Back ot the Future in Spanish, Batman, badly acted soaps; they make for some nifty background sounds.
It looks like we have internet grocery shopping now, from http://publixdirect.com … I registered, but I don’t know if I’ll make use of it.