"'You have to tell me more, Lay'tek. What is this hearing about? Is it something I have done? What are the consequences if we lose? What is this all about? I don't know anything, I think I might be losing my mind!'
Lay'tek, in the shape of Morgan Freeman, leaned over the desk and padded Mike on the arm."
Chapter 4: Not a lucky number (~500 words).
"Of all the things Mike would expect to find on a spaceship, this wasn't one of them. If Carl had surprised him, then it was nothing compared to how he felt now. Being abducted by a furry alien was like driving a bumper car, while this was backing a truck down a twisted mountain road 80 miles per hour while his pants were on fire. "
Chapter 3: Not the driest palms
"Mike Williams had a very forgettable face. People always seemed to have trouble remembering him. Not his name but him as a person. 'Excuse me, have we met?' they would say and not 'I know I have seen you somewhere before!'. At social events, people would introduce themselves even though they had already met."
Chapter 2: Not a familiar face
Catch up on Chapter 1: Not a normal day:
"Mike Williams was an extremely normal person. If you can use the word "extremely" about someone who is absolutely not extreme in any way, that is. He lived in a small house in a medium-sized town. Not a Big City, but not a small village either. He didn't hate his job but was as fond of it as he could be. He worked at a helpdesk and answered the same ten questions asked in one hundred different rude ways over and over again."
My car died today. Damn.
Leaving the living room to go to the kitchen, I turn around and say a last thing to my girlfriend.
Me: luv you
True love 💕
Gah! I just woke up the Tiny Human by making a loud noise in the kitchen, and now I feel horrible :'(
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Ulfilas was a true goth
he lived in the 4th century, and translated the Bible into Gothic - a member of the now extinct East Germanic branch of Germanic languages
the Gothic Bible is one of the few known lengthy texts in any Germanic language of that era
this was not long after Germanic languages started diverging, when they were all probably still mutually intelligible
thanks to his work, we know much more about the evolution of Germanic languages
Cathy Brennan however is a fake goth
Where is the baby? You told me there would be a baby! What do you mean 'sleeping in his pram?'
Currently listening to Metatropolis: Cascadia, which is a short story collection sequel to the Metatropolis short story collection.
And the quality and imaginativity of the stories are noticably lesser. Less inspiring, less progressive, less awesome.
Especially the third story of the collection, which I'm currently listening to is disappointing. It reuses characters from a story in Metatropolis by a different author, and they feel mangled to my ear! Not at all like they felt in the original.
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That means the server is down, right?
(sorry for deleting an reposting that multiple times. Kept finding tiny errors)
I'm considering moving my primary mastodon activity away from (currently dead) manowar.social
I'm thinking of trying to compartmentalize my(net)self a bit, and make specialized accounts.
I already have this one as a personal alt, but I might convert it to weird-tech-cybre-dreams
tech ideas and exploits
art & culture
Please boost, as I only have 11 followers here and @ me with suggestions!
Sooo. My primary instance is down, and I can't reach it.
I hope it comes back online at some point. Or at least that I get to extract the data from it. Soooo many ideas.
Ah well, I could probably extract all my public posts from other servers such as or m.s.
Phew, contacting support gave me a reactivated payment link. And pretty fast at that!
Now starts the waiting game.