>I haven’t fallen off the planet yet, I promise. I’ve been behind, as I’m sure you’ve noticed by my word count, but I’m working on it. Tonight, I’ve been listening to music. Articology, mostly. Then someone from the ML chat room (Thanks, Aquadeo) linked me to this beautiful video. I wanted to share it with you, because I found it soothing and inspiring at the same time.
>Well, I didn’t catch up today like I’d planned. But I have a good excuse; I know own a new computer. NOt only a new computer, but a whole new operating system!
>It’s slow, and slowed by the fact that I’m having to work on the site more hours than normal because of load times, but it’s moving along. I’ve spent the morning working on site-related things, and running @NaNoWordSprints.
>Okay, so before now, I’ve had this very vague idea of the merfolk society. I knew that males weren’t fully humanoid, and were more like sea lions than fish or humans. I also knew they were “inferior” to the females. I swear this wasn’t some repressed thing. It’s just how the dream was. 😉
>Well, any of you who are frequent visitors to the NaNoWriMo website know it’s down. Down something *fierce*. This wasn’t as much of a problem last year, but we are experiencing record-breaking totals… at one point, we had over 16,000 people online at once.
I’ve finally gotten my idea. I had a dream (which is where most of my story ideas come from. Mortuus Rex came from a dream) that fascinated me. It involved a mermaid, addressing Congress, demanding recognition as a sentient species, protection of “human” rights for all sentients, and demanding the cessation of unlawful experimentation on the males of her species in private corporate research.