Today is my birthday which means I have a perfectly good reason to sit back, relax, and do nothing for 24h. But I won’t – because I have things to do. After reading a bit of Atlas Shrugged (what an incredible novel) I went back to editing Project 1. Now, that I have done so, I figured it was time to write a small update here. I don’t have much to say, really, since I haven’t done anything today besides working and eating cake (my girlfriend made me a wonderful cake with dinosaurs on it!). Draft 2 of Project 1 should be done, hopefully, at the end of October or early November. I’ll then revise it one more time before sending draft 3 to my beta readers.
I also have an idea for future posts on this site. After listening to countless of concept albums with rather poetic lyrics and well-crafted storytelling, such as Ayreon’s The Final Experiment, 01011001, and Kamelot’s The Dark Halo, I’d like to tell a continuous story through poetry as well. I only have rough ideas as to how the story will pan out but I figured that the full idea won’t come to me unless I start so I’ll most likely do that soon. I also have a few short stories I haven’t published here yet that might come up. We’ll have to see about that later. For now I’ll go back to enjoying my birthday and hopefully get an hour of “me-time” before bed.
It is quite interesting when I think about it – how music has replaced oral poetry. I should probably write an entry about that some day. Do you ever listen to concept albums with a story told through one or more albums?
This is me early morning when I got birthday breakfast-in-bed.
– F H Hakansson
14 thoughts on “Today is my birthday.”
Seems I have 5 minutes to do the obvious: Happy whatever’s left of your Birthday.
Haha, thank you my friend! 😀
Happy birthday!! 😀 Looking forward to reading your short stories! How many have you got written?
I have three short stories that I haven’t published yet, and a couple more that are incomplete. There’s one I’m currently sending of to Sci-Fi magazines but it opens with a sexu scene so I can see people refusing that one haha. If it doesn’t get published I’ll post it here 🙂 I hope you’ll enjoy it!
“After reading a bit of Atlas Shrugged (what an incredible novel) …”
“Rand’s novels are vehicles for a system of thought known as Objectivism. Rand developed this philosophy at the length of Tolstoy, with the intellectual pretensions of Hegel, but it can be summarized on a napkin. Reason is everything. Religion is a fraud. Selfishness is a virtue. Altruism is a crime against human excellence. Self-sacrifice is weakness. Weakness is contemptible.” – Bruce Wilson.
I meant to say that that quotation is lifted from http://www.alternet.org/speakeasy/brucewilson/romneys-cult-and-ryans-satanist-gops-2012-religion-woes . More on Ayn Rand follow that observation, and you might find it interesting?
That is interesting! I’ll give it a more thorough read later. There’s actually a section in my edition of Atlas Shrugged outlining Objectivism and Rayn’s thoughts on it and how it came to be. Looking forward to that section 🙂
Happy belated birthday. Also, don’t forget–NaNo is coming up in just a few days. Perhaps you could write your ‘continuous story through poetry’ for NaNo. 🙂
Thank you! 😀 That’s actually a good idea! I hope I get some time left after editing Project 1 to write some poetry. I wanted to call it Epic, since that is technically the genre I’m aiming at, but I’ll refrain from using that word until it’s complete.
Please come ride a horse with me.
MÄH! Varför tog du bort min fina kommentar? 😀
Haha, behöll ju bästa biten!
As always ever beloved late Pal, happy happy belated birthday to you, wishing you all the best….
Thank you, my friend! 😀