[Sammohini Arc] A Deferment’s Retirement

Hi~i! Ja~ane!! How’s it go~oin’!”
Jane hadn’t seen Karina this week.
“Good. You? Haven’t seen ya lately.”
“Yes! Tha~ank ya~a~ou!”
Jane and Jim had a furniture pick-up at the same location, a humble retirement home in a forested area outside of Eville, just as Karina and “Ruckus” had a drop-off.
“Oh, hi, Karina. I heard what happened, from Jane and Abe. Is everything alright?”
“Yes, tha~anks for the s~support, Jim. I~I~ w~was~ss in r~rough shape.”

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[The Story] Other Narrative Failures

Just as I learn from my mistakes, I also learn from the mistakes of others. It’s not for petty reasons. It’s not to make myself look better than someone else. Rather: this person messed up in a way any reasonable person might act. Let me learn how they failed so …I don’t fail, too! I would like to think “The Story” main characters John [left] and Trishna [right] act similarly. But wouldn’t that be boring?

Spoilers?: Minor (character motivations, world-building)
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[Rowing Machine] 2018: Week 39 {227.5}

Fitness is a scholarly activity. You don’t start off your career with a senior-level title, the ability to effectively convey emotion or information, or the psychological wherewithal to cut issues “off at the pass” before they become bigger in any career. Why, then, do we assume we can magically become fit? Maybe it’s because we assume studying for months and years is only for college and careers? What if we, similarly, studied our physical health?

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[Sammohini Arc] Nervously Resizing Window

“Nice! I’m glad it’s working as well!”
Sammohini, an entry-level Eville Medical computer repair technician was talking to a nurse, Ariel, over the phone while she was remotely connected into the computer that Ariel was using out in the hospital’s ER. She had just confirmed that a fix had resolved an issue successfully on the computer and was nervously moving the cursor around on screen in a wide concentric circle.
“Same here! Why’d it happen?”

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[The Story] Couples Holding Hands

Couples holding hands is one of the cutest things I’ll see walking around the city. (Along with babies and puppies.) The public intimacy. The mutual expression of a common goal. All of which should be freely available to all. Bystanders in “The Story,” similar to our reality, will be …mostly tolerant toward people that stray outside the ‘norm.’ John [left] and Trishna [right] may stand out. How well will they learn to adapt and overcome?

Spoilers?: Minor (arguments for autonomy)
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[Sober Living] Gnomes Out Sick

I like to use the joke that I have a set of gnomes in my head that do all my work. Some will figure out incredible (actually, incredible) solutions to problems I’m trying to figure out, others will keep my focus, while others maintain the general health and wellness of my mind and body. It’s mostly a joke to help explain what’s going on deeper. What happens when one of those gnomes calls out sick?

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[Moving Zeal] Focusing on Moving

We get too distracted by innocent things. The quick rush of a new toy, the ugliness of putting in the effort toward finishing some task, or just a lost sense of curiosity. All are healthy, human reactions to living in our distracted society. When we get too distracted by these short-term fancies rather than our long-term flights, that’s when we fall. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be addressing that forthright, starting with seemingly-innocent imagery.

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[Sammohini Arc] A Club’s Retirement

“Just wondering, do I look h~hung ~o~ver?”
“Nah. Just tired.”
The two furniture movers were looking around a gas station for coffee and assorted junk snacks for their morning routes that dry Evillian morning.
Go~od, be~cause~e,” she chuckled nervously, “I was o~out part-tying to~o~ late~ las~t n~night.”
“Wouldn’t have noticed, actually.”
“You s~should- join me next time. It’ll b~e fun~n.”
Jane subconsciously patted the small sobriety book in her jeans pocket.
“Thanks, but I’ll pass.”

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[The Story] Becoming a Writer

You can become a professional in any field… if you put in the work. There’s nothing glamorous here: you must develop the mental fortitude, discipline, necessary character traits, and endure through hardships to become qualified. Through college, you should be able to better yourself enough to get ‘the job’ on your own. No freebies! In “The Story,” John [left] and Trishna [right] have career aspirations. The “College Arc” explores their paths of developing career/life disciplines.

Spoilers?: Minor (studying character/life development)
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[Rowing Machine] 2018: Week 38 {230.5}

“I would love it if the worst headache of my life lasted only 45 minutes. Or the best headache for that matter.[1]” Starting on Monday, I’ve been working through some terrible headaches, ranging from the left side of my head, then a little on the right, pressure all around, with some spinal and neck aches all around. Saturday night’s headache was overwhelming and nearly unbearable. It’s not that this was sudden, I just wasn’t observant enough.

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