“All That We Dreamt ~ On Fire” begins on page “ATWD Chapter 000”

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015 -( 17˚C / 63˚F Overcast & I think it might still be raining @8:28 am  here in Atlantic Canada )-

Draelen

Not all of the beautiful, engaging computer games in this world require you to run around and kill everything in sight. Unfortunately, too many of them do. ~~~ jrw ~~~

     Um, like the title of this ‘post’ says, our actual first novel { or more like “The first novel we attempted to create on line here in real time” } begins with the page you can get to by clicking on the tab above that says “ATWD Chapter 000”

— Thanks–,

~~~~~ Jim

 

 

Grumbling

Sunday, January 17th, 2016 -( -1˚C / +30˚F — Overcast, but fairly bright outside in Atlantic Canada @2:00 pm )-

Paramahansa Yogananda

Paramahansa Yogananda. I think this may be a very realistic painting, but I’m not sure.

— Lately I have become amazed at how many creative people have been inspired by Paramahansa Yogananda (photo or painting at the left) I know I have been, & still am.

— So, looking at this picture I’m almost ashamed to complain about the little things that have been going wrong lately, driving me out of my little mind – Hmmmm- maybe those little tribulations were designed to drive me out of my limitations and up into my higher intellectual center? — That would be nice.

— But anyway, dealing with something like a dozen WordPress Blogs ( Mine and several friends’) that are clamoring for updates almost constantly – having the blogs reject passwords that I knew were working yesterday – using my usual repertoire of euphemistic ‘schnarr’ words – and wanting to scream – is, I suppose, a lot more pleasant than dealing with some of my friends’ growing misgivings and sense that some wide-ranging conspiracy of global ‘Elitists’ manipulating mass media and pulling all kinds of strings, including possibly brainwashing and activating hapless victims into becoming mass murderers so the Elitists can manipulate everybody on planet Earth into a state of constant fear – Um, now that is something I would hate to become obsessed with.

— On the brighter, more optimistic side, I have re-discovered my Tablo.io password and as long as I can get that to work, I may be looking forward to uploading more of the fruits of my labours in the creative writing area – { the last couple times I tried to do that, Tablo wouldn’t allow it, claiming that something in my settings [which they said had something to do with Amazon dot-com?] were vulnerable to cyber attacks and then they would not allow me to even try to fix that. Maybe now that will find itself ameliorated.

— But right now, while I’m waiting for the update process to work itself out on my newer MacBook Pro, and I’m working on this post on a Mac Mini – All I want to do is gaze at the picture of Sri Yoganandaji and feel the Peace and Love and Understanding and Compassion and Inspiration and Encouragement and other good feelings I get whenever I see a picture or close my eyes and concentrate on what He looked like or what His presence feels like.

— Yum.

~~~~~ Jim

Updating WirdPress & Weird Schnarr Going On @ The WebSite Provider

Sunday, August 23rd, 2015 -( 17˚C / 63˚F & mostly cloudy – and dark – @ 4:34 am in Atlantic Canada )- ((( Happy Birfday Nyssa )))

Young or short character in the hills at night.

– Don’t know whether this is an adolescent Elf or an Ottarian. But she’s on guard against the forces of Schnarr – 😉

Sigh, we are updating WordPress manually once more. I could almost believe there’s somebody behind all this who has designed his very own ‘Frustration Engine’ and sold it to the Dark Forces of Schnarr so they can sit around and laugh until they pee their pants over the amount of frustration they are continually forcing people to go through. These ice holes aren’t quite as evil as the downright demonic dudes at microsoft. But they’re trying harder? grrrrr.

~~~~~ Jim

Second Day’s Work Exploded – But now it’s back, not quite in its original form

Thursday, July 30th, 2015 -( 16˚C / 61˚F Dark & ‘Clear’ @ 1:11 am in Atlantic Canada )-

Rounded man made dam spewing fog on Boxing Day, 2009

‘The Weir’ in Arnprior, where we used to live, filling the air with mist on Boxing Day, December 26th, 2009-

     The second mini installment of this novel is up on the page titled “Chapter 000”. I had to write it twice. WordPress gave me the “Do you really want to do this? Please try again.” and when I clicked “Please try again”, the editor reloaded itself with over 1,000 words I really fussed and laboured over all gone, forever.

     We had a mini black-out yesterday with a lot of heat a short distance from here and thunderstorm alerts all around us, and possible thunderstorms in the forecast all day and evening. But nothing in the thunderstorm realm actually materialized here. And the blackout?- That was before I had uploaded the first post and the first altered page that I’d renamed “Chapter 000”. So that doesn’t explain anything. But anyway, I said a lot of bad words and stomped around, got worried looks from the pets and a groan or two from the love of my life, who wasn’t impressed since I told the dog that if he was going to play, “No I don’t want to go outside and pee, I just want to sit here and have you feed me-” I wasn’t going to feed him. Cathi told me the dog then launched a campaign to drive her nuts until she stopped her nightly unwinding routines and fed him. I told her she should have yelled ‘Just feed the darned dog, will you, so he doesn’t ruin my night?’ and she said she had told me twice already that she wanted me to feed him. – I didn’t tell her that she’d never told me to feed the dog, she’d asked if I wanted to feed him- but didn’t ask with a soulful plea in her eyes and didn’t make it sound like it was half as important to her as I guess it was – But anyway –

     I sighed and plodded back into the office, sat down and started typing into AppleWorks, saved every couple of minutes grumbled a lot and snarled at the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune and all that- mourned the loss of the feeling I had while I wrote it the first time- but got it down, and ran it through the spelling checker and saved it, copied and pasted it into the refreshed editing page and updated and checked it out and yup – it really is there. And here I am, listening to Art Bell on his new Midnight In The Desert program, he’s interviewing somebody about Out Of Body Experiences who described feeling walls as he walked through them 🙂

— Yay? –.

~~~~~ Jim

 

Another Novel or Two Might Grow Here In The Future

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015 -( 16˚C / 61˚F — Sunny & warm in Atlantic Canada @ 8:08 am )-  && It’s my cousin Jaimie’s birfday somewhere in the USA and my friend, Kaylie S.’ Birfday, up here in Canada. 🙂

Orange Cat Man looking like a Prosperous Pirate.

Builder Character “Moe” looking very orange and Pirate like is standing there, trying to keep his friends from stumbling off the edge of the cliff behind him. This is ‘in the Parallel World’ that doesn’t quite match the ‘real world’ in the game we’re still developing. New characters can discover the parallel world by completing a quest that might be so simple that hard core slash & hacking gamers would be bored to death. -good- 🙂

     – So I’ve been wandering around since yesterday singing “All That You Dream” to myself, silently most of the time- I don’t want to scare the animals. I’ve also been scheming and plotting the next installment in the novel that I promised the wrong people I’d add something to every day- & Moe has nothing to do with setting any dreams on fire. He might, if the real Moe had opposable thumbs 🙂 Every Orange cat ever born has ‘Trouble’ for a middle name, you know that, right? 🙂

—Sigh–, Time to go bat my head against a wall – and shake my head and see if the story falls out of one of my ears 😉

~~~~~ Jim