[Downsizing Zeal] 76: Ending Weekly Episodes

This episode of the Zeal project will be the final episode published every week. Previous episodes have implied this change in priority, but now I can say that I’ve been using my character cipher as a way to motivate me to do stuff. As I showed in the video component to this essay, Dr. Amadisthera was a character that I came up with through writing but whose character traits will be determined randomly or semi-randomly.

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[Downsizing Zeal] 75: ZCA Is Done

The previous essay/episode, along with previous essays/episodes before it, showed the migration of the Zeal project from being a commentary about materialism into what I believe this project is becoming: a reward system wherein I do work and I receive the benefits of that work either as innate benefits, or, as new characters that I meet/make through the cipher. In this instance, I don’t know when the Zeal project will assimilate into “Novel 02” production fully.

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[Downsizing Zeal] 74: Collecting Cipher Letters

In the last episode of the Zeal project, I talked about the cipher that I’m using to create/meet new characters. After that video, I finished off a character that I’d been thinking about since June, and earlier my-today, I finished off the next Solshop character. The cipher has been going well, excluding the cipher being overloaded, as shown in the video, but I want to write/talk about how the cipher is helping me clear shop.

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[Downsizing Zeal] 73: “Novel 02” Cipher

In this episode of the Zeal project, which is finding itself merging into the “The Story” universe of work I’m setting out to do, I shared some updates from the previous episode where I first started talking about this merger. The Zeal project ended up being something that I avoided, put off, or otherwise didn’t want to engage with. Now that I have something fiction-related that is productive within the Zeal project, I’m making progress!

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[Downsizing Zeal] 72: 57 Items Processed

In this episode of the Zeal project, I am bringing “Novel 02” brainstorming into the fold to help me process items that I’m unsure about whether I want to keep, sell, or donate. The idea here is that after I’ve completed each item, I’ll take the item’s title and apply it to my character meeting/generating “cipher” tool, which I’ll explain below, but suffice to say, I used this strategy to review 57 items my-today. What significant progress!

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[Selling Zeal] 71: Unsorted, Sorting, Sorted

In this essay/episode of the Zeal project, which might be the introduction to these essays going forward as I usually have a subconsciously automatic “hello, this is Zombiepaper, and” for any video I record, a brief introduction of what we’re doing. We’re discussing here the idea of having a sorting space and a sorted space to manage all the unsorted materials in my life, which could help in your life, whether you’re moving or not.

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[Downsizing Zeal] 70: Where Clutter Clutters

In this essay/episode of the Zeal project, I want to meander through the idea of how to clear out the clutter in my life, and using me as an example, maybe you can do the same. I’ve identified that the cluttering point for things in my life tends to be around my computer and much of that is because I don’t go through and process the materials at my computer, so they sit and dust/rot/decay.

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[Downsizing Zeal] 69: Attempt At Progress

The interesting thing about publication schedules that go months into the future is that I can spend two weeks without even approaching certain topics and there is no delay in publication. I wrote/recorded this essay/video two weeks¬†after my last one, and there’s publication disruption. I haven’t made any progress. Other than my-today, where I took a container that I thought would work well for neckties, but alas, it was not a suitable replacement option.

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[Downsizing Zeal] 68: Trinkets Over Treasures

In the Part 1 to this Part 2 of essay-writing, written live using video technology, I explored the idea of this station wagon toy car as a means of brainstorming fiction. In this episode, I’d like to explore more of the ideas of what attaches me to materialism, so maybe I can find ways to detach slightly from those items that don’t help me out. The big hang-up might just be selling items for a reasonable price.

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[Downsizing Zeal] 67: Not Denying Materialism

In the adjacent Novel 02 essay/video, I talked about how some materialism can be good, but too much is bad thing. In this essay/video, I want to explore the notion of how it could be important to look at, say, DVDs at thrift stores, as I’m in the process of looking through DVDs. I can see their values, and if a thrift store can’t sell something, then with nuance, how can I sell that same thing?

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