Pestilence

I felt inspired and when dealing with things such as this pandemic, I somehow revert to an early English dialect.

Infectious foulness, thy pestilence carries truths encased with minuscule falsehoods. Thou hast shame for thy peril, cast far and wide, for thou art thyself thought blameless upon crested mounts of ingratitude’s, and so createth thine own enemy, seen or unseen, shall thy seek to tarnish thine own true lot.

Shame is thy mask thou portrays and, through thy deception, deceive all others gaze unknowing of thy power as it doth rest in pestilence and untruths.

Shame is thy armor, deception is thy robe blame rests upon those who languish, thus fates call upon them as thou people fall to thy whims of fancy.

Upon thine own lands lays thou people in lamentations for their loss. Does thou not see? Does thou not care to see? For in seeing thou must act, but to act, is to concede thine own hand imprinted upon deaths back.

Rather thou seeks to blame another far from thy lands, than focus thou attention upon thy people in need of thy assist today. Care not from whom thy pestilence arose, but cast thy will upon the sufferance of thine own and make well thy people seeking not hope, but accomplished contrives for thy peoples time yet to come, to make the grounds once more fertile and thy riches bloom once more.

Neil Gaiman on writing

By The Write Channel with Nicola Monaghan

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This is a slightly random Q&A with Neil Gaiman which explores his thoughts on ideas, writing, publishing and robots. With questions and answers from a number of different interviews, Neil Gaiman talks eloquently and entertainingly on a number of subjects.

He starts by tackling the question all writers hate; where do you get your ideas from? He jokes about this first but then explains why this is, and why this is such a difficult question for writers, before coming up with a very simple answer and making everyone laugh. He then answers couple of questions from slips of paper sent in by fans.

Do you believe in what you write or is it all complete fiction for you? Then a question about whether the fantasy genre might go out of fashion. He talks about publishing then, and how these things work, and answers very honestly about its fashions and trends.

He’s then asked whether robots might take over the world; possibly his most entertaining response 🙂 Finally, Neil talks about the power of ideas and freedom of speech in a moving speech in response to the Charlie Hebdo attacks in France. Throughout the video, Gaiman is funny, frank and to the point. Don’t miss his writerly wisdom!