[The Story] Moderating Through Illnesses

Two topics have been on my mind throughout the past week – moderation, specifically regarding managing the chatrooms of Twitch broadcasts or Discord servers, and feeling sick. These disparate thoughts might not exactly relate to much in “The Story,” but I feel like there is something to it. If John and Trishna meet in online discussion, how are their conversations moderated, publicly or privately, and how do they respond to illnesses in each other’s current/future conditions?

Spoilers?Minor [tempering one’s expectations]
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[Media Meandry] #ADayOffTwitch, EW Neighbor

Today’s broadcast might not have been a perfect example of it, but when I do art streams, like when I do other streams, I do want to focus on one of two areas: serious projects and light projects. For something like today, my idea was to make a poster and then do some art. Why not do both? It might have been easier to split up the broadcast into two different days, but, it’s fine.

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[Writing Talk] gold, Moon, 01

In an Endless War social channel, gold shared a story he was writing called Moon. I offered to edit, liked it, and our first broadcast live-edit of Chapter 1 turned out well. EW’s lore changes based on whoever adds to it, either with in-game or out-of-game actions, that almost all of this broadcast was talking about the intracate lore. We only reviewed a few paragraphs, but this broadcast was two writers talking shop. It was fun!

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[Media Meandry] EW Comic Continuation

It feels good completing unfinished projects toward eventual completion. For this project here, I had been debating leaving while drawing this 5-panel comic, then decided to leave for nearly a year. My return was nice. I won’t say for any particular arrogant reasons. It was nice having a warm welcome from most, friends, acquaintances, or others I had or had not met. What was nicer, though, was seeing my emotional intelligence detach from getting hooked.

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[Media Meandry] Revisiting Endless War

I returned to Endless War. I wouldn’t quite say revisiting like a temporary thing. As weird as this sounds this community of vulgar people helped me learn about myself in more areas than one. Returning was a calculated, careful decision that even after I joined took me a week-long challenge to contain, and once I did return, sure, there was the usual nonsense, but it was nice, but I had hours of topics to discuss.

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[The Story] Love Between Friends

When I think of “The Story,” its thematic whole is the friendship between John and Trishna. They act as the rock around which everything else forms. There are nodes of considerations for other characters, like Sammohini in “Novel 01,” “02,” and more, but almost all of them interact with John and Trishna to some degree. What is that friendship based on except for a mutual respect and love – agape, or romantic – between two people with mutual interests?

Spoilers?Minor [relationships between friends]
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[Novel 02] Cleaning Up Sewers

This was my first livestream of my Minecraft build series where I felt halfway normal. I’ve been using Minecraft as a storytelling tool for eventually telling “The Story” after learning that I don’t tell scene details well from writing “Novel 01.” Although I love and appreciate “Novel 01” for what it is, I can do better. “Novel 02” and beyond can help from the added perspective of thinking about sets at length and from passers-by of the livestream.

Spoilers?: Minor [deep-seated sewer thoughts]
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[Novel 02] Learning Cloning Basics

After this eighth building session, wherein I relayed during a livestream what I had built in Minecraft to replicate buildings and other possibly imaginary, possibly real structures in that mysterious other-dimensionality space where fiction resides, for setpieces within “The Story,” taking the lessons I learned while writing Novel 01 to build Novel 02 in a manner where I could then write 03 and on easily, I thought deeply. I learned what I must do. It involves Zealie here.

Spoilers?: Minor [plans fictional, realistic]
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[Tripping On…] The Name Zombiepaper

When I first picked the name Zombiepaper on January 26 2008, I wasn’t planning on it being prophetic over a dozen years later, although now that we’re here at the point where each day for the past few months I’ve had the cadence of a zombie, it might be a good time to write about what the name means to me. In a sense, it’s a nothing name. Names sometimes gain their meaning after you apply them.

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[Literature Build] Slimeoid Freak Development

I’d like to take you through my process of writing the short story I published this morning. This essay has more to do with the nuts-and-bolts of preparing yourself for writing fiction. As a cheat sheet, consult the Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. That’s how I assess any writer’s block I might have, but it should be useful to read an outline of my specifics because that’s how I assess priorities that might block the writing.

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