3 Posts I will write tomorrow

Welp, the curse is on, my procrastination has been legendary. And what I thought was a complete idea turned out to be a mess of thoughts and misunderstandings.

I have less than 20 minutes left to write a post, and I don’t know what I can do to have integrity. (Well I do know, I can stop caring about what people think and put more stuff out here. Also, I can stop procrastinating, and follow the times I set for myself. Easier said than done, so for now. I need to get out more, even if only in digital meetups, current events, and all that.) Oh, I know, I’ll make myself a large task, so make up for not having anything today, and yesterday (I think it turned out pretty decently regardless,) but definitely two days ago… So here are the three posts I’m taking up tomorrow.

Scientific Methodologies – I like long words, at least for the title. This one will be about how we approach problems in scientific ways, and how the scientific method isn’t an all purpose tool.

What If Aliens – a series of what ifs. at least 2000 words.

List Regarding Being Considerate Or At Least Being Considered As Such. – I like to believe I have a wide assortment of skills and information, but I doubt that. What I don’t lack is the willingness to write about it, high intelligence (whatever that means), and the internet.

12 Curses Backfire

I’m liking the closer together the text for my shorter posts so I’ll leave them as they are. I feel weird changing past posts anyway. (I may also try that formatting in the future. But no changing the past. Except for spelling errors.)

Tomorrow I’ll write a post about the scientific method, or at least relating to it in some ways. I’m incredibly inconsistent and untrustworthy about my future promises, at least regarding this blog. So in order to regain some form of integrity, and to break the curse I’ll get the scientific method post, done and Complete.

Remember most of these are potential backfirings none of them are guaranteed. (well as much as I can guarantee a hypothetical.) I did come up with some curses that had no downside, but those were either silly or fatal.

  1. You will never finish a project – you may become incredibly prolific having assistants, employees, and co-workers that do the finishing touches providing you with the time and space to start more things.
  2. Your first guess will always be wrong – you know it and you learn to trust the opposite of your instincts.
  3. You will die young – and knowing that you’ll live your life to the fullest accomplishing and experiencing far more than you would otherwise.
  4. All food will taste like dust – Nice figure and less time will be spent eating.
  5. Your children will disappoint you – It depends on your standards, and if you can convince yourself that success is disappointing…
  6. You will never have love – love is a lie, attraction + friendship + responsibility will have to do. This can also make you use your time more efficiently.
  7. Extreme Ugliness – Role as a monster in movies or plays.
  8. You’ll never learn to read – disability pay or you may even get a condition named after you.
  9. Instantly fall asleep when the sun is down – At least you get a full night of sleep. And maybe a condition named after you… (That can probably be applied to most of these.)
  10. No one will see past your appearance – This could actually be quite brutal for some people, me included. BUt it an help people learn about how to express themselves through their appearance and with repeat trial and error.
  11. You stink unbearably it hits some primal brain circuitry so people can’t help but be revulsed – you can’t smell it of course and you may be able to get jobs working with things that stink. Of you still have a sensitive stomach regarding other things, it provides you with some social distance when required and you know who your true friends are. Also, you may get a condition named after you.
  12. you’ll be generally unpleasant to be around no matter what you try – animals will hate you as well. This can help with negotiations because people will want to be done as soon as possible. But the downsides are still too great.

12 Synonyms For Water

  1. Knowledge
  2. Growth
  3. Life
  4. Refreshment
  5. Nature
  6. Time
  7. Thought
  8. Energy
  9. Soul
  10. Emotions
  11. Lake
  12. Silk

I tried a different post tonight but I sounded far too condescending so I couldn’t trust myself on the content of that post. So here’s some satire, I hope you enjoy it. And that I wasn’t being too silly.

I wrote this on my phone as well, I’ll reformat these posts tomorrow.

10 Advantages Of Stealing Concepts

I was going to write sequel post to yesterday’s post today, but it’s Friday so I allocated less time for my blog and I felt weird starting it, so I’ll think it through and if it’s really worth writing I’ll give it some more work. The purpose of the lists is to come up with a number of ideas but I feel I don’t probably follow the exercise, regardless I’ll make it my own.

And on the subject of making ideas one’s own, there’s this. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that I read a lot of fiction, and recently I’ve noticed how derivative and referencing a lot of it is. The frequency with which, fictional cultures, species, powers, and concepts get repeated is honestly astounding. Especially since I tend to be picky (I’m not picky about genre I have other measurements ) about what I read. So here’s a list 10 advantages of stealing concepts.

  1. Audience Familiarity – Why call it something new if it produces a similar result.
  2. If it ain’t broke – don’t fix it.
  3. Time – it takes time to come up with ideas.
  4. Context – if your focus is elsewhere just use surrounding structures that feel normal or samey, they won’t draw as much attention away from your story.
  5. Subversion – it’s all in the name.
  6. Hide In Plain Sight – if it’s normal and familiar they won’t notice, until the effects are large enough. Or until someone points it out.
  7. Audience Theft – think different brands of ketchup. Ketchup as a tomato paste this is also ketchup.
  8. Comedy – if you move the concept in the way you steal it some will ignore the fact that you’re doing the same thing.
  9. Claim Similarly – call it a genre or a sub-genre. Share some base assumptions.
  10. Brake Off – sometimes you don’t want to be associated with a certain genre so replace some terms and concepts with one’s belonging to a different genre.

Sorry for the lack of editing and formatting in this one, my computer died (I’ll see if I can revive it) and I had to work on my phone.

Connection Machines

Nope, nope not topics I want to cover. The problems with pushing off a topic are I realize how complex the topic is and it becomes something too large to confront at once. Still, I have an hour and twenty minutes to write this so I’ll see what I can come up with. And I’ll write to right away so that if I notice that the topic is more complex I can make a sequel tomorrow. (I’m adding this halfway through writing this post just to tell you I don’t know what inspired me to do this, it wasn’t the original goal I had when approaching the topic, but this blog is about exploring and developing ideas so I gave it a go.)

We humans are connection making machines, but some of us are better than others so I propose a connection making test. it won’t be perfect or even good, and state of mind will be a serious factor so I recommend everyone do a breathing exercise, (for at least five minutes, but 10 minutes is optimal,) before. (3 seconds breath in, 3 seconds hold, 3 seconds breath out. The reason I’m only going for 3 seconds is that then I can get the same response from any reader, to help get everyone in the same state of mind.)

For now, the first version of my test is this, I’m taking thirty randomly generated words, ordering them so that I can find at least two connections between each one and the next.
The test is this take {a predetermined period of time, I thought half an hour but that makes attention span an issue, so 10 minutes.}
Take the following list and try and make connections between each entry and the next. Write or draw something for each connection, and when your done count the number of connections you made.
For the prototype test, If there is one continuous line of connections between three or more entries the connection is worth one point for each entry it connects. Up to two connections between only two entries are worth one point and for every two additional connections between those same two entries, one point is added. The first connection between two non-subsequent entries, not part of a series, is worth one point with no points being added for additional connections after that. The final score by the end of the ten minutes is counted. (The test would still be better if people could take an hour or even two. so it didn’t feel like a race.)

  1. Shock
  2. Effect
  3. Angel
  4. Gesture
  5. Tray
  6. Pig
  7. Quantity
  8. Density
  9. Loot
  10. Killer
  11. Final
  12. Valid
  13. Command
  14. Requirement
  15. Related
  16. Mild
  17. Disaster
  18. Exclusive
  19. Representative
  20. Express
  21. Disaster
  22. Adjust
  23. Discuss
  24. Approach
  25. Monkey
  26. Motivation
  27. Passage
  28. Gas
  29. Disk
  30. Feature

12 More Randomly Generated Words

Yesterday’s post never got uploaded. Apparently my internet connection died and my computer crashed before I saved it. And I lost the post from the day before. I still don’t know why that didn’t show up. So here’s today’s test post, I hope it shows up, and I’ll try and make up for the missing posts with a long post tomorrow. Today though a random word generator post to help me come up with ideas (I did not give myself enough time for this).

  1. Pat

    An affectionate strike often targeted at the head.
  2. Knit

    Needle and thread, sitting in bed.
    Knitting is neat, but I still avoid sleep,
  3. Young

    We have a lot of association with the word young and we use it in myriad ways. It all makes sense until you think about it.
  4. Fever

    It’s how your body fights against sickness. You don’t want to treat a fever you want to treat its cause.
  5. justice

    Sought by many achieved by few.
    Never enjoyed it by all.
    Its a compromise between our animal selves and our ideals.
  6. Dimension

    Size, space, and time.
    Sometimes I fail to rhyme.
    Love, fear, and hate.
    It’s not one dimensional I can relate.
  7. Expression

    What else could this be? But an expression of the self.
    An expression of emotion, but possibly expressing lies.
  8. Aviation

    Named after birds occupied by planes.
    As flat as possible really.
    (I’ll try to communicate more clearly tomorrow, I don’t have a rhyme for this.)
  9. Thirsty

    Not enough water or not enough soul.
    We miss the fact that our deity was worshiped ass a desert god.
  10. Anxiety

    Is to fear as an itch is to pain.
    But probably more harmful.
    (It just won’t go away)
  11. Quiet

    Peace sometimes.
    But sound can scratch the itch.
  12. Chain

    If I chain this to the previous entries you may think this was planned.
    Do it yourself.

It seems losing 2 posts caused me to not care anymore. I will still post every day, but I just feel like my image (the little I had regarding the blog,) has been ruined, and I need to do something to repair my integrity. This blog will be daily until I find a project a real one, or begin to post a different type of content that will be enjoyed by a larger audience. (The more popular or successful I am in this blog the more it will take for me to stop it. I hope to make something better is all I still want to be good to my current audience, whoever you be.) That is my promise.

Post 300

And I reached the millstone with my project incomplete (I wanted to list all the mistakes from my previous posts, but as most of the mistakes were born of ignorance, I am not yet sure of what to correct.) I just can’t come up with a post deserving of the place. And so, I’ll simply write 300 words, nothing more nothing else, it’s all I have for today. I hope I have a better post for you tomorrow.

A day had passed, and nothing lasted; I still felt reduced by time.
A young man who lost his path was a young man with no path a year later.
It is a shame when nothing be, in the place of genius and the highest dreams.
So one day is marked and then another; time will last it will be seen.
I will record my every move every day I will observe.
I will write down my every action and let my tired self observe.
Time will pass the days be simple using shorthand in memory’s place.
But one thing will be true after, every day will show some gain.
I will know what I’ve been doing body, music, spirit, brain.
And one day I will look back, this will be my source of gain.

So yeah, if it doesn’t help, I’ll put together a separate website and find every way to remove my privacy. If my self-image can’t be a good motivator, I’ll use shame and embarrassment instead.

I wish to be an artist I want to create something great.

I wish to change the world for the better but I fear any change I make will lead to negative consequences.

I like to claim I have enough power but I don’t know how much power is needed.

I doubt my every move and action because I know we are all wrong at least half of the time.

Well, apparently I wrote out three hundred and fifty-eight words including this. I hope you enjoy my somewhat unfiltered thoughts. Well, my afterthoughts in a way I had some of this in my head before and then I just, I don’t know even.

8 Possible Sources Of Purpose

Well yesterday’s post got lost, I don’t know where it ended up but it didn’t end up here, so I apologize for breaking my promise. In addition, my progress on post 300 is pretty much nonexistent, I don’t know how to make it work or what to do, I’m not even sure If I’ve made mistakes or not in some scenarios. So here’s here. I hope to do something for post 300 but don’t get your fingers crossed. Here’s today’s post, I don’t know why I’m writing about this topic but it’s what came up.

  1. Family – the next generation, continuation of yourself in a way, or possibly the continuation of some parts of yourself. The creation of another human being, cooperation, and unity with another, I do not know how to explain family, and I don’t know how to explain purpose, but one leads to another. And in a biological sense, it is one of the truest purposes available to us.
  2. Friends – a substitute for family but not necessarily lesser. Humans, as a species, are capable of being tricked into thinking of unrelated humans in the same field of family, and this is a glorious thing. But friends are more than that, they too are cooperation, but they extend further, beyond the realm of tribe, yet within it, something that provides for and allows for empathy, with friends families become tribes, to cooperate, with other tribes, but not to love.
  3. Art – poetry music. Sustaining your influence in memory and not in flesh. And while you may continue your memory in flesh one is more important, if art is for its own sake, you will share it with your children, and the purpose will be fulfilled. If art is for your own sake, it will leave you empty, yet occasionally full, a vessel for human knowledge and creation, but it can also be a bridge a way to become others or to allow others to become you.
  4. Great Acts – not all can create art, but the investment of time and effort still yields results. It is a similar mechanism the leaving of a mark, not by harnessing human ingenuity necessarily, but instead by dint of great effort and devotion to something. Not all ideas begin in the individual, but many can take on the ideas of others and make them their own.
  5. War – creating and uniting with a tribe a family, fighting to protect or for their benefit. Soldiers are trained to think of each other as brothers, and the unity with a primal tribe, a fighting for the whole provide purpose in war.

    But these are all great purposes things that are large and general imposing themselves on the whole of our lives. Why were these what came up when I write this? I do not know, but when I write stories and fiction, these are the topics I shall aspire to explore, and that is where I’ll try to give them justice.
    Here let me find smaller things, ones that would seem insubstantial, small purposes, and wonder if any hold a candle to the large ones. (Despite there seeming impact, they are still lesser in a personal way. The greatest of world purpose hardly holds the same weight as a smaller purpose; a great purpose takes work to build to become something with impact. It is something we should create. I can not do small as I originally intended today, but I can do something more.)
  6. Fiction – the worlds of others, the human experience, sharing, and creativity. This but not of one’s own, fueled by the words of others, it can provide a purpose for those lost in a machine. Something that can provide perspective, what the machine serves and works toward, sometimes an escape a way out and a way forward. Always sharing in the purposes of others.
  7. World Peace – something that eludes us, unity with an ideal. Something greater morally, but farther from the biological and natural purposes, often one that borrows in the way of fiction, but one that gives more than takes, always pushing forward but with no direct path. One path may be declared above all others, but the complexity of the matter is what proves its distance.
  8. Sharing – a deep, unique expression. More real than the tribes but to truly be a purpose above, it is removed, built up, and extended beyond its natural reach. Sharing does not constitute a complete purpose as it is removed from its tribalistic routes; it is an idea we serve and advance. And it is worth the effort.

12 Blessings Backfire

Well in a sense. I’m coming up with the blessings you can word something well, maybe. Many of these may be similar to “be careful what you wish for,” but blessing are just wishes on behalf of other people. I wonder why blessings feel more real.

  1. Beautiful Gardens – Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and as a child, if you like the pretty flowers that happen to be weeds you will have trouble keeping your gardens ordered
  2. May you never fail in your tasks – This only helps if you set the right targets. and can hurt if you set the wrong ones, “I’m gonna beat you in a drinking contest” easily becomes “I’m in a coma”.
  3. May you be successful and prolific – likely a good blessing, but may end up in you losing all you’re money to child support. (only if you have assholic tendencies.)
  4. All your requests will be respected – decent for adults but make spoiled children, or depending on how respect is interpreted it may make for overly serious children. “Where did grandpa go?” would if respected by the parents come up with a far sadder answer. Of course, maybe it’s better for the children in the long run to get honest answers and in my opinion, it is, but I’m not a parent.
  5. Deep and filling sleep – good in a safe scenario, will get you eaten by a lion in others.
  6. I wish you success in all your endeavor – Is it fun to win to everything? Winning is fun because losing is an option, and this is bound to build up a narcissistic personality. You’re not like others you win, always.
  7. May your exercise always pays off – can build healthy habits. Can also have people expect results and when they do something with unclear results quickly think of it as a failure. If that is overcome it becomes a wholly positive blessing.
  8. You shall never be afraid – eaten by lions again.
  9. All people shall be honest in their dealing with you – people will notice and some of them will choose not to deal with you. This is fine, as long as you don’t ask any embarrassing questions, but if you do, expect a whole lot of people not to want to deal with you.
  10. May you always have a new adventure – tiredness, always a new path to take, but sometimes a new path that must be taken by any moral individual. Responsibility can be a heavy burden.
  11. Flawless skin – may come in the way of absorption of certain vitamins, may be noticed by others, and may make it so that deodorant and makeups just slide off.
  12. Riches and wealth – If you don’t work for it it is bound to produce laziness, and possibly guilt, and maybe a distance from the people you grew up with. When people work to earn their wealth they meet others like them, they know they deserve what they have, or maybe not imposter syndrome is a thing.

I ended on not the happiest note so I wish you a day of success, and that you may achieve focus and flow in your everyday activities. Also that you may achieve even greater focus on flow when attempting greater activities, you don’t have to be satisfied with less.

4 Ideas For Tribal Deities And Their Eventual Evolution

Or maybe primitive gods, something isolated tribes would worship. I’m running behind on my schedule for making post 300. I was going to make this into a longer post, but I probably will never finish it so I decided to do as much as I can in the time I have allocated for this, I hope you enjoy.

  1. The Shaper Of Clouds – Patron of the hunt, king of the mist, he tells us when to hunt and when not too. Those who know to follow his omens lead us, and those that do not listen to them get lost in the woods never to be found.
    Over time as the tribe gets absorbed by a more agricultural culture, the Shaper Of Clouds becomes either a minor deity or a folk myth, whose priests predict the rain and tell of the time to harvest, followed as well by artists and dreamers. But if the people weren’t as good at predicting the weather or the absorbing culture/empire already had an established agriculture god, then it may, over time, become something worshiped by cloud watchers and eventually.
    The God Of The Pipe – A deity worshiped while preparing meats over an open flame, but more commonly, a god worshiped in drug-fueled festivals, or simply by people who like a good smoke.
    The ancients enjoyed their drugs just as much as we do and all that.
  2. Lord Of The Thundering Skies – A god of storms and fire. Why fire? Lightning can start fires, and smoke looks like clouds. The lord of the skies must test all hunted food, and we shall not hunt when he does.
    (It may serve a similar role to the previous one in this way, but it is also a god of cooking.)
    The Lord Of The Thundering Skies (LOTTS) can evolve in many directions. It can become a god of cooking; it can become the head of a pantheon, as all food is sacrificed to it, it can be the messenger of the gods, it delivers burnt sacrifices, and all omens are communicated through it. It can even become an angel as, over time, the sacrificial element will be part of a different religion, and if the culture that worships LOTTS is absorbed by it. LOTTS’s name becomes said during sacrificial rituals, and the rituals are hijacked.
  3. The Sun-Eater – Originally a small mountain range, deified. The sun sets below the maw of the Sun-Eater, a great beast that consumes the last lights, these people believe that there are multiple suns probably that every day there is a new sun when the sun (and moon) set the sun eater eats it, it is a necessary part of the world, heck it may be seen as a type of world turtle (not actually a turtle per se.)
    I’m not sure what purpose the Sun-Eater will serve culturally; it would probably be more of a cultural myth than a Deity by our modern definition. It would eventually become part of a greater mythos, and the image of a type of god turtle would probably be magnified in time, becoming the world itself. If absorbed into other cultures, I can’t help but see it becoming a monster or a demon, the thing which brings upon the night, maybe a warning of when not to start fires or you’ll attract attention.
  4. The Water Bringer – The Water Bringer’s rituals would probably be related to well finding. The water bringer holds underground waters and brings the rains. A weak deity, it used up most of its water in the creation of life and guides the living to water stores, hidden from the other divine beings. Like many desert religions, there will be a myth of humanity being punished for an ancient sin, but the Water Bringer is benevolent and kind. Bringer of peace, a creator of man, and all living things, creatures that can naturally find water are the Water Bringers chosen guides, and cacti are his hidden stores, beware what animal you kill, or you’ll die of thirst.
    The Water Bringer can become a bigger deity. If absorbed by a different culture it would probably be seen as an aspect of an existing deity, a titan-like myth, a Prometheus that hid water form the gods, but gave us the way to find it, a legend, maybe turned into a hero, a person, or a saint. Maybe it would be reduced to a local guardian angel, or maybe a local deity. Maybe the idea of holy water would be derived from rituals to keep the demon gods, the ones who wish to destroy. And if turned into a demon, the Water Bringer will have cursed humanity with the need for water and will steal it from inside their bodies in order and he hides them in underground stores.