Just a heads up; I’m going to be incapable of posting from Thursday to next Monday. Expect copious amounts of queued essays on philosophies and debate, because I’ve been meaning to do so. I need to update my philosophy database, and I may as well do it here so the blog isn’t entirely dead for the week.
The computer I’ve been using it on just got the Black Screen of Death. I’m working on a few solutions, but there’s no guarantee of success. If fortune favors me, I’ll still be able to keep it up, but it’s not looking pretty. This comes at an especially inopportune time, as I’m going camping from Thursday to Saturday, as well as next Tuesday to Friday/Saturday. I may have to resort to a great many text posts over the next week or two. The computer I’m on can’t legally support any of my art programs, plus it’s generally inferior and I try to avoid using it. If I do write, I’ll try to devote at least some of it to Provenance. I haven’t written any short stories in too long anyway, so it could be fun.
Tl;dr: Life be trolling, Provenance releases are now sketchy.
In positive news, I found a band I actually enjoy (I don’t put much effort to finding music outside of Youtube). Cloud Cult is a pretty nice band, which I found out from this PMV…
Edit: For no reason whatsoever, it decided to start working again. Science.
((Expect a late Provenance release this week; probably after the fourth. I spent the majority of the day unsuccessfully trying to repair my up key, though I got in some sketch practice, which I’ll probably post tomorrow. In the meantime, have some historical facts, as relating to American Independence, which all of us could stand to learn about:
John Adams, in what I consider to be an act embodying the American ideal, defended the British soldiers involved in the Boston Massacre. Despite personal revolutionary ideals, he saw past any prejudice and favored justice over so-called patriotism, which would’ve favored the criminalization of the soldiers. John Adams, for those not familiar, would be a drafter and signer of the Declaration of Independence (some speculate that he contributed more than Thomas Jefferson, which I am inclined to believe, despite the popular belief favoring Jefferson as the primary writer), as well as the second President of the Union.
Benjamin Franklin, after the passage of the Constitution, said, when asked what kind of government they had created, “A Republic, if you can keep it.” This embodies the idea of personal responsibility in all free forms of government; a republic only survives when the populace works to make it so.
John Adams, George Washington, and Benjamin Franklin are my favorite founding fathers.))
Learning- just about any kind of it, too. If you have any opportunity to learn something, take it.
I spent the day reading Wikipedia about Scandinavia, fraud, and investing.
Finland was brilliant in the Winter War. Don’t know what that is? Now you have somewhere to start.
It doesn’t even have to be advanced or complex (like John Locke’s Second Treatise of Government- I’m wading my way through that right now). It just has to be something you’re interested in (and that could be a lot more than you think).
((Haven’t done a thought post since Pre-Provenance. After the Bits arc, I’ll adopt [for when I have the time] a style that actually makes sense for the blog, so this’ll probably be the last conventional text thesis.))