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
9 Nov 2022 words today 1672 words total 13391
Detective Courtney took them all the way to their car and made sure they got in okay. He tapped the back bumper of their car, leaving a tracker there nonchalantly. He walked back to the entrance as they pulled out and waved goodbye. As the Bales pulled out of the garage, Detective Courtney received a text with two thumbs up, one for the tracker being placed and the signal being received and the other thumbs up for the burglars that were out of the Bales residence. He was smiling as he made his way back to his office. He received a notification from Cody about needing a status report immediately. Detective Courney replied with a Mr. Clean is not here text message. Cody responded back with an exclamation mark emoji.
When Detective Courtney got back to his office after rushing past everyone he was slightly out of breath. He pulled out his mini laptop and turned it on to see Cody behind his desk.
“I know we aren’t sanitized, can you get to the room,” asked Cody?
“It is in use for the time being, not sure when it will open up,” replied Detective Courtney.
Username 87 recognized the signal coming out of Detective Courtney’s office as a virtual office program. They went ahead and utilized their administrator rights as some of the developers of the virtual office had worked on this program. They attempted to mask themselves by appearing as a clone account to Detective Courtney.
“Why are there two of you in the meeting room,” asked Cody.
“It’s probably some glitch in the system. What did you need to talk to me about so urgently,” asked Detective Courtney.
“Can you log out and log back on just to maybe clear it out,” asked Cody.
Username 87 knew they had to be precise when they logged out and logged back in as the clone. They took a deep breath and logged out at just the same time Detective Courtney logged out and they timed the login with the same precision.
“Did that clear it up,” asked Detective Courtney.
“No there still are two instances of you in the meeting room. I’ll get a trouble ticket on this with the company. One of you has their camera on and the other one has no camera icon. Very strange, can you meet me at the clubhouse, I am not trusting this virtual office if we can’t sanitize it,” replied Cody.
“I am kinda in the middle of a murder investigation right now, this will need to be quick,” replied Detective Courtney.
“As soon as you can. Cody Out,” replied Cody as he turned off the virtual meeting room. He remembered when they first started using this new virtual office and the issues they faced. As with all new technology there was growing pains that they were facing and financing this was becoming difficult, but with Bruce’s ability to raise funds for the Followers of Zeno, they were able to stay afloat and now with Wolfgangs actions, they had a chance to become relevant. He mentally noted the incident and sent a trouble ticket to the support team for the virtual office.
Username 87 pinged Username 1 about the recent update.
“I think we may have a way into their sanitized meetings. I used an administrator back door and cloned one of Detective Courtney’s accounts. It came up to Cody that there were two Detective Courtney’s on the call but only one had video capabilities. They are going to meet in person at their clubhouse soon. Can we get a lock on the detective’s location in time,” asked Username 87.
“Yes, we can, I’ll get the traffic cams to record him. But let’s talk about the backdoor you used. We helped design that app, we should have known about all the backdoors,” said Username 1.
“I noticed the detective’s phone was getting a text and they didn’t sanitize like they usually do when they start up a meeting, but I think it was because they are using the same pathway that the cell phone signal takes, I was able to hop on for the meeting. I am not sure why they didn’t take the meeting to the shielded room at the police station. Maybe they are getting ready to drop something early,” said Username 87.
“If we can time it right, maybe that would be a good inject point for the tool. Do you think you can replicate those conditions,” asked Username 1.
“Probably only if it is with the detective on his device. I’ll stay tuned into his channel for a while and let you know when or if I am back in,” said Username 87.
“I’ll direct Username 72 to get you a copy of the tool for the inject. Hope we can get this done soon and help the Bales out,” said Username 1 somberly.
Detective Courtney received a text message with just the number two in it. He changed directions and drove towards the first safehouse. The safehouse was in the more populated area of Alewell. It was a low crime area in one of the blue-collar neighborhoods. The detective pulled up in the driveway and the garage door opened for him to come in. He waited until the garage door closed before he left his vehicle and entered the house. The eat in kitchen he walked into had a round table to one side and on that table was a mini laptop already up and running. He entered his credentials and Cody appeared in the virtual office. About one second later the clone account for Detective Courtney appeared. Detective courtney could see Cody’s frustrated face as Cody punched away at the keys.
“Okay I am going to sanitize,” said Cody.
“I can’t see the other account of mine you are seeing,” said Detective Courtney.
“The help desk said it was probably a glitch on my end, but this time that account came on about 1 second after you logged in. Well, we are sanitized now. There it goes, that second clone account is gone. So, the reason I needed to talk with you is that we have the script ready to deploy. I am going to have it released about two hours after your press conference. Since Tinley is the easiest of the two targets, we will focus the brunt of the attack on her. I wanted you to know so that when she starts getting calls and emails and her social media profiles are targeted, you’d expect her to call and when she does, I want you to encourage her to get in front of the media and make noise. The more noise we bring on this the bigger the payoff for us,” said Cody.
Username 87 was still in the virtual office when he went ahead and completed the sequence to inject the tool into the servers that the followers of Zeno were using. They could not back out of the meeting for fear that they may trip the sanitization alarm, so they just hung back after the tool was fully injected and waited for the meeting to be over so they could report to Username 1.
“I think I can convince her to do it. In my interview with her she seems like the one in the couple that would be the more outspoken, also since she is the mother it would make complete sense for her to step out into the light first. Even if her husband tries to defend her, it will just come off as simply that, a husband supporting their deranged wife. We will be revealing their names at the press conference and announcing that we don’t have a suspect or a description of a suspect. I assume we have a plan to erase the child’s identity from the school,” asked Detective Courtney.
“Already have tapped into the schools’ computers and wiped them clean of any trace of the child. They won’t know her records are gone until the morning news hits,” replied Cody.
“This is going to be great for our cause and come election time, the opposition will never recover, heck we may even get the mayor impeached,” laughed Detective Courtney.
“Right now, we need you to get back to the station and make a good show at the press conference. I want to see outrage and anger, that way when it comes out that this was a hoax you will be a sympathetic character in this play. There maybe even be a promotion to police chief or a mayoral run for you,” tempted Cody.
“I’ll just take police chief; the political stuff is too much heartburn. Courtney out,” Detective Courtney closed the connection as did Cody. Username 87 quickly broke off connection at the same time and reported back to Username 1.
“Tool deployed without incident. They will be starting their disinformation campaign tonight lightly and in full force in the morning. According to estimates by Username 72 and Username 42 we are looking at 12 hours before we know if this is successful. Also, they have a safe house and a club house. Th safe house did not have Cody in person from my estimation. They talked in a virtual office. We at least have surveillance on the safe house, but it would be nice to get to the central nervous system of this group,” reported Username 87.
“Well, when these roaches wake up tomorrow, they will be in for a surprise. Great work getting the tool injected. Since it is now active, we are changing its name to Blue Solomon. When it begins to make its reports that is how we will refer to it. We will keep the pronouns gender neutral for as long as it wants or until it identifies their chosen pronoun. Under no circumstances allow it to penetrate your resources or our network. If it even looks like it is coming in our direction we will use the nuclear option,” said Username 1.
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