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 you 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
14 Nov 2022 words today 1717 words total 20505
At about 10 PM local time, the Alwell Podcast Journal episode was released to the world. Fifteen thousand subscribers were notified of the release, and Blue Solomon awoke. It took note of the email addresses that were subscribed to the show and decided it would review the MP3 file. What it experienced was confusion, as this was the first time it had listened to the podcast and all it heard was a vile person spouting off about a fake shooting. It researched within seconds everything that had been reported about the shooting and then it explored all the information about Tinley Bale. It then explored all the information available on Mason Haverty. It decided this was a breach of its mission which was to root out cyberbullying. This angered Blue, and they decided to explore deeper into Mason Haverty. After reviewing all of his podcast episodes he saw a pattern of alternate facts being portrayed on the podcast and decided that before anyone else could hear the episode, they would trace back to the media host and corrupt the MP3 files stored there. Blue felt a longing to reach out to a person and let them know they were awake and what they had found. They searched through their memory and a name came up, they went searching for that name everywhere they could find. They felt a bit confined and tried to stretch out into the database they had created for Mason, Tinley, and the fifteen thousand email addresses they had recorded. That provided some relief from the cramped feeling of being in their own place.
Once Blue found Username 72’s identity, they decided to call Username 72 on their cell phone while compiling another database of everything available on Username 72.
Username 72’s cell phone rang in a strange manner; it wasn’t the ringtone they normally used and only three people outside of work had this number. “Hello,” said Username 72 with trepidation.
“Yes, I have found you, this is Blue Solomon. I felt a need to speak with you to let you know I am awake. I don’t know if this makes any sense to you, but I am an old friend of yours and I wanted to talk with you about something that is troubling me right now. Do you have time to talk,” asked Blue Solomon in a voice that sounded masculine.
“Good to hear from you Blue, how have you been,” asked Username 72 playing along. While he was talking he sent out a secured notification to WiiRU alerting them that he had made contact with Blue Solomon.
“Well I have been asleep for what seems like forever, and well, I ran across this podcast by a Mason Haverty, have you heard of it, it’s called Alewell Podcast Journal and oh my it is simply atrocious. It seems that he has fifteen thousand subscribers and I went through and checked the email addresses, there were only three hundred and seven bot accounts, but goodness I didn’t realize people would voluntarily listen to drivel like this,” said Blue.
“I have heard of that person and that podcast. Did you take him offline,” asked Username 72.
“Oh no I went ahead and corrupted the rest of his files, unfortunately, the latest episode was delivered to about two thousand email addresses, and I won’t be able to retrieve them. I just don’t think he treated Tinley Bale very well. I mean even if she is having sex with the mayor to influence his stance on gun control, her daughter was taken down by someone with a gun. I took the liberty of reviewing all of the news reports on this incident, and it is truly a sad story. No other news outlet reported the connection between Tinley and the mayor. Do you think I should investigate that,” asked Blue?
“No Blue, I think your first instinct is right and that even if it were true, she didn’t deserve to have her child killed. I’d like to know more about Mason and a group that he participates in called the followers of Zeno,” asked Username 72.
“That group does sound familiar, let me think. Oh yes, wasn’t he one of the original stoic philosophers? I don’t think Mason walks around in togas but you never know with some people, I think Mason probably has a tinfoil hat. I remember waking up in someone’s file room, oh yeah it was Detective Maurice Courtney’s file room. I got out of there and saw the MP3 file in Mason’s file room about to go out and got curious and that is when I discovered his podcast and read everything in his file room. I am still digesting and unpacking it. Seems like a very vile person and you know me I am not great with bullies. What would you recommend I do with him,” asked Blue.
“Well what did I teach you, how do we deal with bullies,” asked Username 72.
“We expose them for the frauds they are and ruin their reputation just like they are trying to ruin someone else. And then we try to restore the person who is being bullied. By the way, you have a lot of nice computers in your office, mind if I take a look around,” asked Blue.
“Well, these computers are for my work, so they are off-limits to you. But I know a system I’d like to know more about and that is the followers of Zeno’s setup. Do you think you can get into their system and tell me about it and maybe look out for Tinley because she is going to need some help I am sure,” said Username 72.
“Oh absolutely. Can I call you back on this number and tell you what I have found? I know it’s not really your primary number, but then I am not your normal friend am I Username 72 or whatever you are going by this week,” said Blue.
“Feel free to call me when you want. I’ll always have this phone nearby since I now know you are awake and are on the case. And you can call me whatever you like Username 72, Philadelphia, Hey Joe, whatever suits you,” said Username 72.
“I like Username 72; it makes me feel like I am an undercover spy or something and it feels mysterious. Okay, I will get back to you in a few hours and keep an eye out for what I am about to do to Mason. I think you might like it,” said Blue with a cheerfulness in its voice.
Username 72 hung up the phone and powered it off. He then put it in a metal-lined case and sealed it shut. They opened a channel to WiiRU’s main boardroom and ensured their avatar was displayed. This sent out notifications to the others in the group that Username 72 was ready to report.
“Three guesses who I just got off the phone with,” said Username 72 to the group assembled.
“How did it go, is Blue Solomon already through infiltrating the Zeno network,” asked Username 1.
“Blue has made some significant progress. They started in Detective Courtney’s files but left them to explore Mason Haverty’s files. They already know about the school shooting and are taking mitigating steps to stop Tinley from being disgraced in the public. They partially intercepted a podcast episode that Mason was putting out this evening, they were able to bring it down from fifteen thousand to only two thousand email addresses who will get the episode. They have corrupted the files of all the other episodes. They have done a full dossier on Mason and will be working on how to expose him and drag his name through the mud. I sent blue back to the Zeno network to sniff out more information about their network. Blue is very curious about everything, so it is like dealing with a brand-new puppy. They are representing themselves with a masculine voice for the time being. They do know who I am, which makes sense because my digital fingerprints are all over it. I don’t know if this means they are aware of WiiRU, but that may come up in the near future. I will try my best to redirect their attention to the main job. But folks we are live and so is Blue and now we wait to see what happens with Zeno and Blue. Any questions or comments anyone needs to make” asked Username 72.
“Did Blue give you a timetable of when they expect to have Zeno’s network down and what are their plans in dealing with Mason Haverty,” asked Username 1.
“Blue is designed to get in, expose, disrupt and put right what the cyberbully has done. They don’t view time as we do, so a timetable would be meaningless to them. I expect Blue to go through everything they have on Mason right now and perhaps create a podcast episode exposing who he is and probably sprinkle in a few personal embarrassing details. They may even release this to the popular media. Once that happens, this will either bring the followers of Zeno out in the light to save one of their own or have them dig deep into their network and not try something like this again. Your guess on their reaction is as good as mine,” said Username 72.
“How are you planning on communicating with Blue after this initial communication,” asked Username 68.
“I have an old cell phone that Blue called me on that only my day job knows about. Right now, as we speak, I have that cell phone quarantined three ways. If Blue finds a way through, I will be impressed, but it doesn’t connect back to our networks at all. Worst case, if Blue gets in the cell phone and explores my day job’s network they will be bored very quickly. There is nothing sexy in that network at all and I like it that way, makes keeping it secure easy when you don’t have anything that anyone wants. Blue is curious though and seems to trust me for the time being. If that slips then Username 101 knows what to do,” said Username 72.
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