National Novel Writing and Podcast Posting Month 2022
Welcome friend to Create Art Podcast where I help you tame your inner critic and create more than we consume. I am Timothy Kimo Brien your thankful head instigator with over 20 years in arts and education. How I accomplish this is by providing you with commentary, interviews, discussions, and projects that will inspire you to create art. This month I will be podcasting daily and writing a novel in 30 days. I am participating in NaPodPoMo and NaNoWriMo again this year as I did last year and you can hear those episodes here. You will be able to listen and read along with what I wrote for the day. I like to practice what I preach when it comes to art so I am challenging myself to write and having you come along for the ride. It is my hope this inspires you to accomplish your goals with your art and if you would like to share what you are doing email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
History of NaNoWriMo and NaPodPoMo
NaNoWriMo: National Novel Writing Month began in 1999 as a daunting but straightforward challenge: to write 50,000 words of a novel in thirty days. Now, each year on November 1, hundreds of thousands of people around the world begin to write, determined to end the month with 50,000 words of a brand-new novel. They enter the month as elementary school teachers, mechanics, or stay-at-home parents. They leave novelists.
NaPodPoMo: NaPodPoMo* is a month-long event similar to National Novel Writing Month aka NaNoWriMo. The difference? Well, instead of writing a 50,000-word novel, you post a podcast episode every day for 30 days from November 1st-30th. Use any platform you desire. From full production studio to iPhone app and just about anything in between. The goal is to use the challenge of podcasting daily as a form of podcasting boot camp.
The Writing So Far
11 Nov 2022 words today 1526 words total 17146
The collective of WiiRU was watching the news conference separately behind their avatars from different feeds. Some are just auditory others are video. Messages started pinging back and forth on their server erratically. Username 1 decided it was time to call a conference to discuss what they had witnessed and to discuss the next steps.
“Thank you all for being available and I know that many of us are analyzing what we just experienced. I am sure we will be doing more of that come tomorrow morning when we fully expect followers of Zeno to begin their attack in earnest. As of 3 PM local time we have deployed the tool which is now known as Blue Solomon. We expect the first contact with the AI in the morning, perhaps as early as 3 AM local time. Their network should be breached before then and Blue Solomon should have them all exposed and disposed of within a matter of days depending on how deep they have dug into their networks. We are all on voluntary call status until the event is over, and in case of Username 72’s concerns surface and become a reality we would really like to have everyone ensure that our networks are strictly secure as we don’t want Blue Solomon to enter our network. At this point I’d like to open the floor to discussion,” said Username 1.
“I have tracked Mark Dale and his podcast Alewell Podcast Journal. I believe it to be a front for followers of Zeno. If we are to believe it is Mark Hale and connected to followers of Zeno this could be troubling as he has had on some midlevel conspiracy theorists including participants in the protest two years ago at the high school shooting whom we believe were or are still members of the followers of Zeno. The podcast has been running for about 5 years now and has switched media hosts three times due to breaches of the terms and conditions of content that Mark clearly didn’t read. Extracting from his RSS feed I have an email that looks like a legit and monitored email. It is tied to the accompanying website; we have already tried to use the administrator login, but he has changed that password. The last episode was a week ago and was about an upcoming conference the usual schedule of episodes would indicate that he drops episodes twice a month so the next one wouldn’t be until next week. He has been on a consistent schedule for the past three years but has not participated in any press conferences. Lastly, he is an audio instructor at the high school where the shooting took place two years ago. The podcast is behind a paywall that was easy enough to break through and discover all the episodes so that would explain why school administrators have not instructed him to shut it down. If anyone has video of him at this press conference, I’d like to get a closer look at his recording equipment as that may help Blue Solomon with their activities,” said Username 69.
“I’ve got facial recognition verification that this was Mark Hale. I can get you the video of him for the entirety of the press conference and when he was escorted out of the conference area and into the building he entered once he was out of sight of the other reporters. I am uploading that to you now,” said Username 68.
“Any thoughts on Detective Courtney from anyone, “asked Username 1.
“I know we have him on a high potential list for being a follower of Zeno. With this press conference, one would think he is not in on this event. He may be a low-level operative and was not informed of this before it happened. His demeanor would suggest that. I still feel he is a follower of Zeno due to his first sentence quoting Seneca, we know they identify themselves as friendlies by making a quote from the stoics. He did seem perturbed by Mark Hale, even though Mark did use a stoic quote to identify himself. Could this indicate that there is a fractioning of the group,” pondered Username 68?
“From our understanding, the individual named Cody Creighton splintered from another bigger group that was less active than the followers of Zeno so that could be a possibility. If this was an event that Detective Courtney was not made aware of, it would put him in a bad spot. It would also suggest that there is the potential for a splintering of the group that could be led by Detective Courtney. We may want to feed that information to Blue Solomon when they surface. Did anyone else have anything they wanted to make note of after this press conference,” asked Username 1?
“Yes, thank you Username 68 for uploading that video to me, I was able to analyze the equipment Mark Hale used. It was a simple digital recorder that does not have wifi capabilities on nonadulterated models. It would appear he was recording the whole conference and it appears he didn’t turn it off until after he entered the office building, which unfortunately we don’t have access to. So, I think we are safe to assume that he turned it off then or if he didn’t, he would make notes after he entered the building. If the digital recorder was stock, then it wouldn’t be able to transmit to another location. Looking at statistics from reputable sources he has about fifteen thousand followers to this podcast. I’d have to crack into his media host to see if he has other podcasts, but a cursory search did not find any other podcast associated with his name as host. Now he has been on other podcasts, exclusively on other conspiracy podcasts and I would need to analyze them, but he is not recognized by the upper-level conspiracy podcasts. Now Cody Creighton has been on a few high-level podcasts, but that was when he was associated with his previous group. Since we estimate his splinter date from the previous group he has only been on mid-level and lower conspiracy podcasts and video channels. That is all I can add to the profile at this time, and I will submit my findings to Blue Solomon when called upon,” said Username 69.
“Thank you for that report, Username 69. Is there anyone else who has anything to add before we adjourn and get back to surveillance,” asked Username 1.
“Yeah, I have a question, I am hearing some of our colleagues say they will report their findings to Blue Solomon. What if Blue Solomon views us as hostile, and how are you planning on reporting to Blue Solomon without opening our networks? We need to ensure we have a process where we can talk to Blue Solomon safely and in a way that it knows we are friendlies. I made this tool to be tough as nails and not be outsmarted by bored fifteen-year-old wanna-be hackers. I also made it to be able to maneuver very well into networks and find weak points while not being detected. I think I made it clear in an earlier meeting that I was not one hundred percent sold on this idea. Blue Solomon will try to make contact with me and look for more directions, but what happens if it doesn’t like the direction, I give it. I can’t pilot this thing on my own. And don’t tell me we use the nuclear option because once word gets out that we have deployed this onto the world we put a huge bullseye on our collective backs and I am the first one folks will go after,” said Username 72.
“We are all going to need the protocols you use to talk with Blue Solomon and under no circumstances will we allow our networks to be infiltrated. If an individual makes contact with Blue Solomon they will have backup and will quarantine themselves from the network until their partner has verified that they are clean and not carrying any of Blue Solomon back to the next. Will that work for everyone and you Username 72,” asked Username 1. All in attendance affirmed that they would abide by the restrictions Username 1 laid out.
“If we use the nuclear option, I request to be the one who pulls the trigger since it is my beast, “said Username 72.
“Anyone opposed to that,” asked Username 1. No one objected. “I would add to that one of us be the backup to pulling that trigger and I say it should not be me in order to avoid a conflict of interest since I okayed the deployment. Who volunteers to have that duty and that would be your only duty for the time being.”
“I’ll pull the trigger,” said Username 101.
“Anyone object, Username 72 are you okay with that plan,” asked Username 1.
“No objections from me. I just don’t want to throw all this work out the window over some low-level conspiracy group. They aren’t worth the stink on my ass,” said Username 72.
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