Tag: Yellow Ostrich

Random Late Night Update

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When life comes at you like an antediluvian blood-thirsty invertebrate follow Captain Nemo’s lead: grab yourself a tomahawk. Growing a beard or drawing one on your hairless face might also help you out.

The Texas road trip clocked in at just over 3,000 miles. Roughly three cases of craft beer were consumed and seven miles of river were kayaked/tubed down. Nine thunderstorms were braved and one wild boar peed on our tent. One concert was attended with two bands you may like: Yellow Ostrich & Alex Napping. Much laughter was had and even more mold spores were spread throughout the battered fabric interior of my Honda Civic. I was also subjected to BioShock style plasmid experimentation in Pedernales Falls State Park. My bee powers are slowly blossoming.photo (10)

Back on the ranch At Eternity’s Gate continues to be mercilessly edited. Fifty-two unnamed heroes were slashed from existence, or really, just integrated with another group. A transformation of one character’s helmet has taken place, from a typical sci-fi space pilot helmet to that of a smooth and sleek killer whale head, and every scene involving this character now has to be adjusted. Oh, the things we do for the sake of mystery and seemingly illogical badassery. There are roughly eighty pages left to be edited/rewritten before, you know, I read through the thing again and jam my frantically anxious surgeon fingers into its guts. Read More…

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Road Trip: Austin, Texas

Look out Mr. Herbert on the road.

Look out for Mr. Herbert on the road.

It’s my 111th  26th birthday on Monday and for the next week I’ll be driving down through the Yellow King’s country into the Lone Star State. We’ll be scouting out Austin to determine its worth as a habitat in the future. While in and  around the city our activities will include:

  • Camping
  • 17 hour drive (one way)
  • Cliff Jumping
  • Kayaking/tubing
  • Art Stuff
  • Watching the Yellow Ostrich play at Stubb’s
  • Drinking

photo (8)If I find some time I may whip up a post about writing while traveling, something I don’t do well and have allergic reactions to. I’ll be jotting down notes on At Eternity’s Gate (free download btw) and potential character convos in my tiny lion notebook. There is some weird shit in there, including but not limited to:

  • Memories displayed in a dust storm
  • Michael Crichton’s Sphere if the sphere hunted you
  • Upside down platypus in a dumpster with a stack of pancakes on its head

Hopefully more pulitzer prize winning material will appear in it over the next few days. Happy monster slaying and dream-crafting to you all, stay tuned for more action here.