Srievener has twice deleted all the text in this chapter despite everything being saved and shut down correctly. I've managed to save it because of all these conflict files, which is good, but I'm at a loss as to why this is happening. (Also the anxiety of thinking I'd lost a full chapter is not something I need)
@smutpeddler oooh! My thoughts had been, because he's a snooty arsehole noble, to give him a stereotypical posh English name that makes him sound like a Tory (to go with Trevelyan). I hadn't even thought about Roman names, but I like Octavio. Thank you, it's given me something else to consider!
And then I found this: http://www.pompousnames.com/ which is proving to be a lot of fun. 'Ethelbert' is coming up a lot.
I'm looking up names to find a good, pretentious sounding name for a snooty male Trevelyan because my go to snooty male name of Sebastian is already taken in Dragon Age canon. (Both Sebastian and Alistair are commonly mentioned as pretentious names on baby forums) My backup was Charles but the actual historical figure of Charles Trevelyan is hated almost as much as Oliver Cromwell here, so. No.
Me: I shall settle into bed and write.
Cat #1: I will lie bodily across you and half the laptop so you can't move one arm at all and repeatedly press a paw with a hint of claws into your cheek when you stop petting me.
Cat #2: I will sit outside your closed bedroom door and wail because you had the audacity to shut me out of the room and I'm getting FOMO. I will get louder and louder until you open the door but when you do I will walk away because I don't actually want to be in your room.
You 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘬 it's 𝒸𝓊𝓉ℯ to 𝘄𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗲 your tweets and usernames 𝖙𝖍𝖎𝖘 𝖜𝖆𝖞. But have you 𝙡𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙚𝙣𝙚𝙙 to what it 𝘴𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘴 𝘭𝘪𝘬𝘦 with assistive technologies like 𝓥𝓸𝓲𝓬𝓮𝓞𝓿𝓮𝓻?
I picked up Affinity Photo recently because I want to cancel my Adobe sub when it's up in April. I'm v pleased with it so far although I'm still getting used to it. (also managed to get two free months from Adobe when I mentioned I was thinking of cancelling, so Affinity paid for itself in that sense – it's €55.)
Working in a bookshop for so long was what finally got me to lose the 'books are precious' mentality. I LOVE books but there's nothing precious about putting together a display table of endless, cheaply printed copies of 50 Shades. (also, moving 442983299 times, including across countries, really makes you realise you don't need all these heavy objects)
A lady who helps people de-clutter suggested getting rid of books we do not love (with a concession writers and researchers may be more lax). And book social media is losing its dang mind and calling books magic objects that come into our lives for a reason and and and....
Book culture on social media is like this. It's the performance of books as magic objects, and elevating consuming them into this unique act.