curgoth: (Default)
( Nov. 14th, 2009 03:44 pm)
There will be more in this ficton. I will need a name for it eventually.

No name for this ficton yet )
curgoth: (brass goggles)
( Nov. 10th, 2009 02:15 pm)
As suggested by [ profile] mcroft: The Buggy Future

The Buggy Future )

I always seem to do fine until I hit the first weekend. Ah well.
curgoth: (psychic monkey)
( Nov. 6th, 2009 10:19 am)
As suggested by [ profile] corbet; "From the closet, there came a soft 'ook.'"

ook )
curgoth: (Default)
( Nov. 2nd, 2009 03:51 pm)
Via Seventh Sanctum's Writing Challenge Generator: "The story must have a traveler in it. A character gives birth. A character becomes sad during the story. During the story, a character finds a long-lost friend."

Post-gender pronouns are a bitch.

Transhuman Blues )

I am also accepting short descriptions or phrases for turning into microfic.

If I get really stuck, I may also use Wondermark's Fiction Generator.
As I sit here reviewing the latest Service Request document, listening to Dr. Steel sing about the Singularity with an article on transhumanism open in the web browser, it suddenly hits me: I am passively, yet eagerly, awaiting the future. The passivity bugs me.

The question I am asking myself is this; "What am I doing to make the future more awesome?"

How does one make the future more awesome? Technology is one way. Organ cloning, iPhones, collaborative technology and the stuff of incomprehensible buzzwords. The raw tools of the Amazing Future are the technological and scientific discoveries of today.

Another way is cultural1 - art, Art, music, fashion, literature and the other dozens of media that bond us all together. The simultaneous record and genesis of our collective unconscious. Vaguely speaking, contributing to intentionally changing society into something a little bit niftier.

I have friends doing thier part on the technology side. I have friends doing thier part to stave off the Inevitable Zombie Apocalypse, and friends working to be ready for when it comes anyway. Friends who write, friends who create art, friends that fight for political change, friends who are walking paradigm shifts2 in stylish shoes.

When I look at my own life, I find that I just sort of sit here waiting for the Future to arrive. I am a passive consumer of the Future, sitting around reading about tomorrow and wondering when my flying car and jet pack are going to arrive.

Now, having 31 years of experience of being me, I strongly suspect that I'm not going to undergo some major change of self that's going to see this changing.

In the end analysis, the answer to the question "What am I doing to make the future more awesome?" is simply "Waiting. Watching. And hoping I notice the Future when it comes by." I don't know that that is good enough, but it might be all I've got.

1And yes, I'm blurring media, art and culture together into one bucket. It is intentional.

2I cannot believe I just intentionally used the phrase "paradigm shift".
curgoth: (piggy)
( Jun. 9th, 2009 09:36 pm)
Sure, jelly beans come in all sorts of flavours.

But what about gummy bears? If you could have gummi bears in any flavours, what would they be?

Assume the standard colours are:
"White" (aka that pale yellow colour)

How fun would it be to have a liquor flavoured gummi bear set?
Red: port
Green: absinthe
Yellow: tequila
Orange: scotch
White: gin

Your mission is to come up with exciting gummi bear flavour sets.
curgoth: (Default)
( Nov. 4th, 2008 10:47 am)
Yes, I am going to try for National Micro Fic Writing Month F-shut your mouth! again.

I didn't manage 30 by the end of November, and it may well take a while to get to 30 again this year, but it's still fun.

I really need to decide on a consistent way to decide which made up words to capitalize and which to italicise.

Neren and the Gethlyn: Zehrn, part one
Zehrn, part one )
curgoth: (Magic Missile)
( Sep. 14th, 2008 10:38 pm)
I've an idea for an experiment.

You see, I love superhero comics. And yet, most of them are terrible. I gave up on ever being able to make good comics myself a long time ago, but I still get Ideas.

Inspired by Project Rooftop, my idea is this - give me an idea for a superhero, and I'll try to come up with a costume design. Anyone who wants to is welcome to join in and upstage me with their own design, too, of course.

My rough idea is that I want superhero outfits that are heroic, and, well, superhero outfits, and yet, are practical and realistic to an extent. No gravity women fighting crime in high heels and spandex without so much as a sports bra (especially with the inevitable comic book large breasts). Real bodies - Cyclops is often referred to as "Slim Summers", but most artists have him drawn nearly as muscley as Colossus. Don't get me started on how Magneto keeps those pulsating pectorals in his 70s.

So, give me ideas for a hero. Let's start with a woman, since women tend to end up badly in comics, and don't always get the most reasonable outfits, even if the writer tries.

Name? Powers? Origin story? There's no reason to put the character in the DC or Marvel universe. Throw me ideas!

And hey, if this works out, maybe I'll have more ammunition for my November microfics.
curgoth: (Default)
( May. 28th, 2008 03:47 pm)
This is the last numbered microfic, at least until I try to run of 30 in a month next November.
The Empathy Bomb )
curgoth: (Ravens)
( May. 10th, 2008 12:01 am)
Not A True Story )
curgoth: (Default)
( Apr. 25th, 2008 01:20 pm)
Warning; this is not a happy scene. May be triggery for some.
Rose )


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