[Tripping On…] 30-Minute Sitting Restriction

I had my follow-up appointment with my current spine doctor. He’ll be retiring in six weeks, so it’s not like he’s going to be my new and on-going spine doctor. My old spine doctor made it sound like I would need yearly check-ins to make sure everything was OK. This doctor was direct, no-nonsense, and knew exactly what had happened. The only thing that’s a minor challenging for me is a 3-week, 30-minute sitting restriction.

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[Media Meandry] Watching With Friends

The Holy Mountain has been my favorite movie for years, so whenever I get the opportunity to bring it up I might end up doing so. We were discussing 100 Years of Solitude in the bookclub I’m in when I compared it to my favorite movie and Mother 3. I suggested we get together some of the people that were reading the book or those interested so we could have a group-watch. It was fun and rewarding.

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[The Story] How Magically Realistic?

In our bookclub call about the first half of 100 Years of Solitude, to make sense of its weird use of magical realism that differs from something I enjoy more in, say, Holy Mountain, I related the novel to Mother 3. Solitude’s Macondo seemingly relates to Mother’s Tazmily in ways that immediately struck a chord with everyone. I couldn’t find any references to Itoi Shigesato being directly or indirectly inspired by Solitude. Will it inspire “The Story?”

Spoilers?: Minor [considering subplot ideas]
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[Media Meandry] Wafflehouse Drafts Two-Part-Four

As much as it might be interesting to see how much time it takes for me to work on these sorts of digital paintings, I can roughly say they take enough time to make substantial progress in podcasts and audiobooks. This is the final panel, 6 of 6, for the ENDLESS WAR contest comic I’m entering soon, once I complete these drafts. I have about three days to complete everything, which should be sufficient time, factors withstanding…

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[Media Meandry] Take A Break

To write this essay, I have over twelve tabs open, and throughout writing this essay, I might open a few more tabs. I can close one now. The others touch on this whole situation I’m in. I’m on medical leave because of some intense spinal issues that are getting more painful by the day, but there are moments and hours that I can enjoy. I’m trying to take those moments to take time for myself…

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[Media Meandry] Don’t Savor Plots

Becoming more decisive in life takes many shapes. Making difficult decisions in life can be practiced by making difficult decisions in our recreational time. I’ve procrastinated on completing videogames since I was young because I wanted to savor them. Even now, I find it difficult to “find the time” to proceed through plot-heavy sections in FF7. I’m more likely to level up my characters for hours. Today, I decided not to savor the plot anymore.

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[2019 Novel] Tropes Versus Reality

I’ve been thinking about how much I want to research and reference tropes, as listed on TV Tropes, before I begin writing this novel – a thirty-day period at Eville Medical in the Sammohini Arc of “The Story” – until my thoughts surrounding putting these characters or story beats into convenient storytelling devices devolves into questions about whether such patterns actually happen in real life, then I just change the mental channel. It’s good to be aware…

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[Applied Self-Confidence] My 1,000th Essay

While reading 101 Habits of Highly Successful Screenwriters, hurtling myself toward 1,000 essays published over the past 3+ years on Better Zombie, I’ve thought about how much of those “habits” are things you learn as you write. This website started as an experiment. Maybe something to do occasionally. It just kept gaining momentum. Not in terms of monetary compensation. Other than one essay netting me a $40 voucher, I haven’t made a cent here, and I’m happy about that.

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[Rowing Machine] 2018: Week 21 {237.0}

The hardest mountain to climb is our internal struggle for good health. External factors can usually be resolved, diminished, or bettered. No amount of physical gear or mental training can prepare us for moments or days where summiting that internal hypothetical mountain to health and wellness seems impossible to climb. The trials and tribulations of lazy days and unsuppressable appetites seem too grand. Do we just give up? No! Real life awaits our good health.

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