My eldest son has installed some software called 'Stable Diffusion', which is an AI that creates pictures from prompts. Sadly, I doubt my elderly PC can run it, but he was amicable to creating a picture for me to use here:
Yesterday, whilst walking the dog, I thought I'd finally decided which project I was going to work on for the October Prep and NaNoWriMo. Then last night, whilst I was baking behind closed doors for today, I had another idea for the Indelible Maurice, now I'm back into indecision.
On the positive side, I am now down to a choice of two from previously having six possibles.
So my choices now are between:
'The Orrityga', a story that I already have a 12K words outline for, a reasonable idea of the plot and where it is heading, and clear ideas of characters and settings,
'The Indelible Maurice and Philomena the Unacceptable', an idea to combine elements of Steppenwolf, The Master and Margarita, Alice in Wonderland and The 60's TV series The Prisoner.
Opinions to help me decide will be gratefully received, and likely rewarded with GPs.
Quite frankly I can't see what all the fuss is about.
On an entirely unrelated note, some kind things were recently said about my humorous contributions to the Newsfeed. (Thank you Buddhangela's NaNo Prepping! the cheque is in the post). I have sometimes thought that I could have been a comedian, obviously not a stand up comedian, that sounds as though it could get tiring, no I was thinking more of a sitting in a comfy chair with a nice cup of tea comedian. Naturally I'd combine my comedy with my love of history and only tell the very oldest jokes. (Shocking fact - I have more than once actually written new jokes, the first of these I sent to a porn magazine when I was 19, and it was never seen again! If you would like me to tell it you send a plain brown envelope to 'Inconspicuous Anecdotes' No. 21 Tickled Street, Little Chuckle in the Bath, Wells.)
On yet another unrelated note, (possibly G Major, though this is yet to be confirmed), are you aware that there is an annual competition for the longest comment in parentheses used in any body of English. (Last year's winner was originally Augustus Schlockbinder, who crammed three encyclopedias worth of additional information in a comment appended to his short note to the milkman, he was later disqualified when it was realised that he bought his milk at the local supermarket like everyone else. Subsequently the award was conferred on Mrs Ethel Vermin of Stroud, whose lengthy description of her husband's symptoms and his curiously shaped toenails were bracketed into a letter she sent to her local council about the flower arranging course, in a misguided attempt to get her rates reduced.)
Two years ago I planted a blackberry bush in the garden. Last year it made strenuous efforts to absorb the lawn, and I fought a pitched battle with it's tendrils. This year it has remained somewhat better behaved. Today I have made and am baking an Apple & Blackberry Pie, the smell is mouthwatering!
On a slightly related note, my copy of Mrs Beeton's has revealed that Royal Anchovy Biscuits exist, at least as a possibility. As I love anchovies I am now planning to make some of the biscuits. Depending upon the success or otherwise of these culinary excursions I may report back.
I've had 12 hours sleep this weekend. Unfortunately it has been in three four hour (ish) stretches Thursday, Friday and Saturday night. Between this time I have been working from before 6 am till about 10 pm. Needless to say my brain is a little woolly at the moment, so if I make any remarks that require a subsequent sheepish apology, I hope that you'll understand. (I hate embaaaressing myself. ewe know what I mean?)
* Content and content ratings in this area are monitored solely by this member. Page owners have the ability to remove posts and/or block posters who do not follow the content rating or who post unwanted content. In addition, each member can block/ignore another member using the Block/Ignore Members" link on the Account
Printed from https://www.writing.com/main/profile/notebook/adherennium