My Aug 2022 in lists


What I’m working on lately

What I’ve read/watched/played lately

  • The Dare by Harley Laroux
  • The Suicide Squad
  • Kingdom: Two Crowns
  • The Orville
  • Minecraft

What I’ve eaten lately

  • Wonton noodle soup
  • Donut holes filled with hazelnut chocolate
  • Ham, cheese and tomato baguette
  • Lamb stew with okra
  • Plain roasted almonds

What I’ve pondered lately

  • How do almond slicers work?
  • Is historical accuracy in fiction worth it if it means your text perpetuates undesirable behaviour?
  • Do humans possess the intellectual and empathic capacity to recognise machine sentience/sapience if it happens for real?
  • From purely a self-knowledge standpoint, how much of a certain race must be in your heritage before you can identify as a person of that race?
  • Could fiction writers make water pipe maintenance sound so interesting that it helps foster a culture of sustainability? (Municipal utilities romance — how’s that for a subgenre.)

What I need to research for upcoming work

  • Effects of radiation exposure
  • Maladaptive coping modes
  • AI doing creative work
  • Famous rebellions throughout history
  • Regional British accents