33 Ways to Stay Creative.

Apparently my theme doesn’t handle ordered lists so I’ve had to fudge the list the make it more readable….

I saw this and in the run up to NaNoWriMo I thought I’d run through the list.

1. I don’t really do lists, why does this count as something that makes you more creative? Lists of what!!!!

2. I used to carry a notebook everywhere, i kept on losing the note books. Now I have a notes application on my phone. It’s synchronized with the internet so my notes don’t go missing.

3. I assume free writing is just writing what comes to your mind, I do that here far too often… I guess I could do it more with a little more focus though…

4. Noooooooooooooooo…. Okay maybe this is a good idea, I think disconnecting from the internet is just as good an idea though…

5. What the hell does this mean? Host a seance? Try and have an out of body experience? I’m calling bull on this item…

6. No, I like it, I’m crap which is why I strive to be better.

7. My life is a break… I guess every now and then you have to walk away to get some perspective though.

8. Check, and everywhere else, as my workmates will attest…

9. I’m on my 5th cup of the day and it’s only half 10…

10. I think I know my roots, I guess I could know more. Is this supposed to mean you actual roots or your creative roots? Damn you vague list for being vague!

11. Last FM that is all I’m going to say. I’ve pretty much stopped listening to music any other way when I’m at work. I’ve never heard of any of the artist I listen to.

12. Does writing this this count as being open?

13. Creative people annoy this shit out of me? Or is that people who think they are creative? I’m not sure… True story I went to a party a while back where there were a bunch of “artists”, bunch of self important anti social so and sos kept on talking loudly about really obscure crap to do with their field and excluded everyone else at the party. I guess it’s okay when you have something in common with them…

14 You can read a lot of my writing on this blog… I even have a writing section… Gies feedback!

15.  I’ve tried to start a writing group but it fell apart because everyone is so busy, must try again…

16. I’m about to put myself through 30 days of mental anguish in the form of NaNoWriMo…

17. I try to make the time to practice but it’s hard, I must try harder to try harder…

18. Everything I do is a mistake… I accept this.

19. Glasgow, China, Egypt, South Africa, Zambia, Japan… Oh you mean more local? I guess I could try going to a different place to write. Recently I’ve tried writing in different coffee shops. I quite like Big Mouth Coffee Company.

20. I really enjoy foreign films, don’t watch enough, need to rectify this. Irritatingly I found a channel on Sky that did nothing but foreign films then sky replaced it the next week… I was sad… True story…

21. 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9… Okay… Moving on…

22. When am i supposed to find time to rest… Sleep is for the weak!

23. Like diving in front of buses so you can sue the bus company for medical costs?

24. There are rules… (I was tempted to mimic the typographical breaking of the rules that this does on the original list, but that would be conformist of me)

25. Roger. Eat lots of burgers….

26. I’m afraid I can’t do that Dave… I’m going to have to force myself when it comes to NaNoWriMo, that’s the nature of the beast.

27. I used to do this all the time, I have a 1979 edition of the Oxford concise dictionary back home, I used to open it up and a random page and read it. Also the encyclopedia Britannica.Now I have the 1920 Oxford Concise Dictionary.

28. For writing? Not sure what to do here?

29. I’m not anyone’s perfect, not even my own, I know this.

30. See 2, My Catch Notes account is chock full of ideas. I also have an entire Category of my blog dedicated to story ideas… 

31. No No No No. Maybe. I need to tidy up my study.

32. I am.

33. I’ll try, I guess I just have.

Via Laura Kane.

My Thoughts on Vegetarians

Warning this blog post is highly inflammatory… And a bit of a rant….

I saw this on my Tumbr feed and it got me thinking about something that’s been annoying me for a while….

Think Twice About Becoming Vegan…

In today’s trendy artsy world, more and more young people are becoming vegan every single day. The reason most of these people become vegan is for the protection and welfare of animals. They encourage vegan meals, no meat, cheese, dairy, eggs etc. What most vegans do not realise is that there is a dirty underworld to the growing and manufacturing of this disgusting world trade that is kept well hidden from society.

Above is a picture taken in Indonesia of a carrot being prepared and slaughtered. The carrots are first skinned, then drowned, and can be eaten raw or are cooked in boiling water.

Also above is a disturbing picture of potatoes being ripped from their home. The preparation is the same as the carrots.

Bananas grow together in a herd. When they ripen, they are stolen from their family, and whilst they are still alive their skin is peeled back and their entire body is usually in eaten in about 6 bites.

In all honesty I think Veganism is stupid, it’s actually bad for you, any diet that requires you to take dietary supplements to remain healthy is just wrong. I’m not too hot on vegetarianism either, but if you chose not to eat meat then that is your problem more meat for me.

I don’t care what your basis for being vegetarian is unless you don’t like the taste of meat then it’s just pointlessly cutting items out of your diet, we evolved as omnivours, our digestive system is built to process meat.

I’ve heard people argue that if we want to eat meat we should be involved in the process of rearing it, and killing it. That’s complete bull crap… Do you know how much meat there is on a cow? Apparently a cow that weighed 1348 pounds yields 757 pounds of usable meat…  That would mean that ever time I wanted a quarter-pounder I’d be wasting 756.75 pounds of meat! That’s just stupid! Even if I froze all the meat that I got from my cow it would have rotted by the time I got around to eating it. The way things are the meat gets used up and isn’t wasted.

Also one of the main reasons that we evolved culture, art, and science is because we delegated producing our food to a small subset of society, they busy themselves producing food for us, which gives the rest of us time to stop and think.

SO… If your basis for not eating meat is that you disagree with people farming and think that in order to be able to justify eating meat one should have reared and killed the animals themselves, please stop listening to music, stop appreciating art, stop reading, refuse to take medicine, don’t watch TV, get off your computer. They are all the products of people who had the free time to do things other than constantly wonder about hunting for animals to kill and eat.

What gets me is people who object to eating meat on moral grounds but own pets and are quite happy to feed their pets meat, don’t they realise that the food they feed their cats/dogs is meat that has been reared to be eaten? It’s probably the least ethically sourced meat in the world, for all I know they actively torture the cows that make the beef that my cats eat. But cats have to eat meat, they actually can’t be vegetarian because they will die…

In conclusion: if you don’t approve of eating meat you hate kittens. How could you hate kittens?

Eat meat think of the kittens…

 

Via Yeahdardy