And, all of a sudden, a new story is quickly taking shape. Probably a novella, taking place at pandemic times in Singapore. As always, dark, sad, and weird. Likely at least two characters will get killed along the way.
Just imagine for a moment, that the virus is gone, but all the other things that surfaced during this time are here to stay.
Finally, the first draft of the new story is finished. Now just need to decant it for a while and polish here and there. Another sad story, taking place between Hong Kong, Macau and the Philippines.
Many changes are afoot in the world these days. Some might be good, some others not as much – using the virus as a pretext, fueled by fear, in the disguise of “temporary” measures. The first priority, of course, is to stay safe. The second one is to retain sanity and clear mind, don’t give in to the pressure and don’t let yourself be manipulated. The third one is to find ways to stay creative, productive, and useful. If previously you needed some special setting for this – find a way to keep some part of it at whatever circumstances you are now. If you need to forget about the outside world for this – there are technical means to do so. It will not be perfect or easy, but, by all means, keep your creativity alive. Remember to keep your body in good shape too, the productive brain requires at least some exercise. Once life gets easier again, you’ll say thank you to yourself.
I think that both the virus is real, and it is being used as an excuse or cover-up for something more nefarious, like the global economy crash or preparation for war. Or it is a war, depending on where you draw the line between the war and sabotage.
Meanwhile, while a big part of humanity is celebrating Xmas, a new short story had reached a critical mass and is quickly taking shape. This time, the action will bring you to Hong Kong, Macau and Philippines. Stay tuned!
Today I’ve published “No Sugar and other stories” on Smashwords. This publication included my stories “Wish”, “No Sugar”, and the latest “Two Lighters”. Enjoy!
Finally, my new short story, “Two Lighters”, is completed. Enjoy!
Editing my new short story, listening to Jacques Loussier Trio, and faking the Inktober along the way, practicing to visualize the things that don’t exist. #inktober #inktober2019 #tetrischallenge
Wine 4.0.2 comes with Mono, which does not allow the license activation to work. Mono apparently has problems with TLS 1.2, which is required for the license activation component to connect to the server.
The following steps have resolved the problem for me:
- Open the terminal window (Ctrl+Alt+T)
- Add/remove programs window will open. Uninstall Mono and close the window
sudo apt-get install winetricks
winetricks --force dotnet452
When you start Scrivener or Scapple after this, the license activation component should work.