MORNING ØUTPUT #20
Sunrise walk with Alaska
I can't believe I've been doing this thing for twenty weeks already.
How was it for you? Rough? Pointless?
But still... that's what this has been all about for me. Doing something that doesn't have to be perfect. Doesn't have to be considered or thought-out. Doesn't have the sheen of a blog-post or the polish of a short story.
I was looking for a way to let loose, keep an online journal of sorts, try stuff out, win some, fail more.
So a quick thanks if you've been reading this every week. There's something very special about you. Very special indeed.
The Big Fight
On Sunday morning I slimed out of my duvet-cocoon at 3am to watch the big fight between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather.
I was rooting for Conor. I knew he didn't really stand a chance but I can't help but admire the guy who's able to bend the universe again and again with his infectious madness.
Frankie Boyle hit the nail on the head on Twitter:
Here are two things you might not know about me.
1. I'm a creature of habit.
2. I hate choosing what to eat at lunch time.
"Huel is a nutritionally complete powdered food that contains all the proteins, carbs, and fats you need, plus at least 100% of the... blah blah blah..."
It's essentially a meal-replacement powder that is way healthier than the tuna and kidney bean mix I've been making myself every day for the past few months.
When it comes to the middle of the day, I just want someone to hook me up to an IV drip and pump me with all the stuff I need to stay sane, healthy, and not-dead. Huel is the next best thing.
- I wrote an essay -- What I Learned From Writing A Story Idea Every Day For A Year
- We started a new gaming side to the Youtube channel. Say hello to H&C's Level Won.
- Have you seen my new short story project? #PROJECT12.
- Which piece disturbs you the most? -- 13 Disturbing Pieces of Art from History
- More art that I could stare at until oblivion -- Girl And Her Robot Travel Through Wastelands In Alternate 90s USA In Chilling Illustrations
The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury - Rockets, Mars, spacemen, time travel. All told in that vivacious lovely prose that I expect from Bradbury.
Some amazing stories and a few average ones. Here are my favourites:
- The Veldt
- The Last Night of the World (actually an amazingly sweet story that I plan to go back and re-read)
- The Fox and the Forest (time travelling cat and mouse story)
- The City (surprisingly gory)
- Zero Hour
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre - We recorded an episode of Horror Hangout all about this film a few days before hearing of Tobe Hooper's death. Incredibly sad to hear that. This film really is a classic for so many reasons.
A quick aside, check out this art by Tristan Jones:
Defenders - It was okay. It was kinda awesome to see the four guys coming together to kick some ass but I feel like we've completely left the bone-breaking grittiness of the original season of Daredevil. That was the very thing that made it work so well. Now all we're getting is kung fu campiness that just leaves me feeling icky.
Ozark SE1EP1 - Only caught the first episode and thought it was incredible. Jason Bateman directing too. I think he's going to do quite well in this film business.
If Conor McGregor can pull Mayweather out of retirement, jump to a completely different sport, and make enough money to make a small country melt with envy, then I can damn well get my writing done.
Until next time,
Luke & Family.
P.S. Huel stands for Human Fuel but it sounds so much like the noise of someone vomiting.