In the nearly five years I’ve been posting on this site and others, it’s become a bit apparent that my thinking and writing style have evolved quite a lot. To get a good handle on just how it’s evolved and to gauge whether it’s gone in a direction that I’d like, I’m engaged in a little project on the side…
…filing my old blog posts, saving them to Word or Pages, formating and correcting for spelling errors, and finally, exporting the whole unseemly mess as a PDF to post on this blog for free consumption by the sites readership.
I’ve already posted, and again here, the 2009, 2010, and the first 2011 anthology of my selected blog posts from those years, what I perhaps delusionally think of as my least totally heinous ventures into blogging, with a few other volumes currently in the works: the second 2011 collection, and like 2011, possibly two separate anthologies for 2012.
I need to read over these myself, since I am very much aware of the danger of just posting on the same stuff year after year, post after post, and reading my old posts is a good way to refresh my memory and prevent repetition of old and tired topics already better written on before.
Whether my style, voice and tone are suited for going in whatever direction I’m going in, if and in what way they’ve gotten better, plus getting a better handle on what new topics to write on, and what’s already been done, will be determined once this project’s completed.
I’m not putting a definite deadline on the posting of the new volumes, but I shall announce and publish them here when they are complete and ready.
Again, these will be free, after all, they will be practically verbatim (minus the spelling errors and such) from material freely accessible on this site by navigating the archives.
You pay nothing.
I’ll also in the meantime be working on a set of volumes collecting the best of the fractal posts on this site, and other work of mine, also in PDF or whatever I find works better with images. This volume won’t be free, but it will be cheap, and will be posted online when complete and formatted.
Thanks, you people are sooo cool. In the words of my alien humans, the Kai’Siri,
Talotaa Frang. (Be strong, be well.)
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 27,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 6 Film Festivals
I’ve been looking for an opportunity to post this, and have been playing around for weeks with several ideas on what to say. This, of course, will be the version that survived the grueling selection process.
This site been nominated for the unofficial One Lovely Blog award, which is most unusual for a skeptical blog.
Since beginning the artwork for the Call, I’ve always thought of the fractals as dark and creepy — Well, okay, maybe just a wee bit nice to look at according to some, hence the coining of the phrase “horrific elegance” that is also used for this sites companion Tumblr page (big changes are due there BTW, including a repurposing of the page for more fractals, more sciencey stuff, reblogs of friends’ posts, and fewer Bollywood actresses.
But there are teh roolz for this award, whether this blog is creepy or lovely, or somewhere just… odd looking… in between:
 Thank the blogger who nominated you:
Appreciation for this award goes out to Brenda Fraser, and for her thinking of this blog as being something other than just weird in content. I recommend her site for those with a bent for more spiritual fare and much better poetry than mine.
 Give 7 random facts about yourself:
- I’m a night-owl where my sleep-cycles are concerned.
- I have fun reading textbooks casually, and still learn something from it.
- I’m working to improve my study and reading skills, to fulfill my plans to make it to complete college and study at a fully accredited Uni.
- I’m a huge indophile, interested in South Asian and South East Asian cultures, history, diversity, mythology, the ladies, and the South Asian movie industry.
- I’m not always comfortable with changes in life, but I see them as vitally important and not to be railed against — change is part of the real world, and you can’t stop reality.
- I think that prehistoric giant mammals are cool.
- I stayed up almost all night following online the landing of the Curiosity rover on Mars last month.
 Nominate 15 blogs: