Day Zero

A 17-post collection

Friday - Day Zero

One new case linked to a previous case, and already in quarantine. A week left, more or less, until the Brisbane anti-lockdown protests blow up in a spate of new cases.


The more it goes on, the more it keeps on going on. Blurgh. It's almost bus o'clock right now, so I will be working on potentially the last 100 words in my novel for two weeks because school holidays.

I'm back and my PLNs include: bread, unfuckening, and today's Instant. After that, anything goes.

I have finished one Terrible Tiefling Tale, and am working on some of my older, unfinished works on my free time. Little dribbles, as of yet. It takes a while to sink into the universe, sometimes.

There is, as I speak, one loaf in the freezer at last. I want more than one loaf in the freezer. So we have spare.

This has been slightly impeded by Mayem predating on a fresh loaf. Ah well. More bread for all.

There's the ghost of a loaf on the bread board and the loaf Mayhem predated on is sliced and wrapped an in the fridge and hopefully that will dictate the order in which everything is eaten.

House unfuckening is nearly done. I should rattle on with today's tale.

Wednesday - Day Zero

Yesterday's case happens to be from overseas and already contained, so there's more hope for days free of idiocy from the infected.

Idiocy from everywhere else...

The Muppet's way of handling Climate change is the same as his way of handling the plague. Swear that it's going to go away and then singsong "I'm not listening, nerny nerny ner ner."


They're talking about opening up the borders again and it is honestly too soon. NSW and Victoria are still rife with

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Sunday (Day Zero once more)

Three new cases all related to known ones. Eight days left for the Brisbane protests to blow up like the ones in Melbourne did. The only hope is that none of those anti-lockdown protestors had been anywhere near a contact site. Especially since a lot of them are hoaxers and therefore would not have been checking where they've been and when.


It was a long stream this morning, but I got another story segment finished in one of my Terrible Tiefling

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Saturday (Day Zero)

Two new cases linked to previous ones and already in quarantine. Nine days -thereabouts- until the Brisbane protests blow up on us. It'll be battening down the hatches for sure when and if that happens.


  • China escalates their war footing with India
  • Some dudebro used the Covid-19 app to text a girl. The only way this could have been worse was if he opened with a dick pic
  • Quarantine clusterfucks continue as one family is living in an airport in some
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Wednesday - Day Zero Butt

It's Day Zero again, but... the difference is that the one new case in Queensland is from overseas and already doing quarantine.


  • The pregnant woman who organised an anti-lockdown protest and was arrested for it now expects an apology from the Victorian Premier. I hope it goes, "I'm sorry you're that f*cking stupid," to be honest
  • Because there's still literally over a hundred new cases in Victoria on the daily. I know I said they celebrated going under twenty at
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Sunday, and another Day Zero (sigh)

Honestly, I'm making note of what day it is to help me keep track. The groundhoggening is real, folks. I had a glorious slug day yesterday and I now have a crick in my neck from Gamer Lean.

Today's case is related to a known one. Yay?

You know that old console thing where you'd shift your body or tilt the controller to influence your performance on the screen? That. Only apparently I get right up to my monitor and tilt my

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Shenanigans! (Day Zero)

There's outbreaks in North Queensland linked to sewerage somehow. I'm vaguing on the details but there's also a beach? I don't know if it's related, so don't go connecting any dots.

We've had a firkin WEEK of Day Zeroes and it's honestly shitting me off. There's like five different articles calling for all of Australia to "finish the job" and I bet that's going to involve locking up all the firkin Karen Squad.

So far:

  • It's a Student-Free day for Chaos
  • Mayhem
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Tuesday and still day zero

Only one new case today and no news to find about where it is. My bet is Wacol. If not Wacol, then some institution where the protocols are sacrificed for cost-cutting.

Today, I shall offer up things I've written to my Patrons, and do my Instant as usual. There's also a minimum of a hundred words in KOSBOB that I'll do during Bus O'Clock.

Good news - I've returned to making those masks.
Bad news - I burned my finger in the

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Monday - Day Zero, the Groundhoggening

Four more cases from Wacol. Again. There is definitely a pattern. Meat processing and institutions are hotbeds of infection.

New Zealand is emerging from their second wave lockdown and will now have to be on alert for the third. As long as the plague rages somewhere, places with sense will have to be firkin paranoid.

China now has a 'carrier killer' and the sabre rattling between them and the US intensifies.

One of the covidiots who went ackers from quarantine will become

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Saturday, and more Day Zero

Three new cases linked to Wacol. Sigh. They really need to rummage through the back drawers to find where the flaws are in the protocol there. Then put some firkin plaster over it. Or something.

Today's PLN is very simple:

  • Write Instant
  • Eat carbs
  • Play games
  • Sleep early
  • Be up close to midnight to watch Toasty stream early in tomorrow


I'm still staying away from a majority of the news, but it seems like institutions [for the elderly, for the disabled,

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Friday (Day Zero)

Two new cases, according to the Queensland government. No details on the site I use about how when or why. I will likely find out from MeMum at a later interval.

I'm skimming the headlines, and apparently some Emus are dying of bird flu. Bad for Australia all around.

A returned traveller in Quarantine is suffering because asthma plus dust mite allergy plus a lack of balconies. I sympathise. She's definitely not a Karen, because she's been gracious to the people responsible

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I never did get the hang of Thursdays (Day Zero)

Yet another case linked to those Covidiots who went to Melbourne to go shoplifting -_- As far as I'm aware, they still haven't tracked down the Patient X who's the missing link between some cases they've found so far. As far as I'm aware, the second wave in NZ still doesn't have a single source.

That's what makes this plague so horrific.

One asymptomatic person with a lot of contacts can wreak a lot of havoc.

I'm still staying away from

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One new case, so I'm happier about my place in the world. Physically speaking, I'm still under my rock and growling at anything that gets too close.

Sometimes, it feels like MeMum and I are the only ones who have been doing Polite PPE for the duration of the damn plague.

Mayhem's having a birthday today - nineteen! I'm letting him sleep in because we have cake later in the afternoon.

The things I can do on my compy are getting smaller

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Monday (Day Zero Secundus)

It's Monday, there's two new cases today, which is less than the alarming nine of yesterday. I feel secure in allowing Miss Chaos to keep attending school, but I shall be keeping a weather eye on the case count.

A very paranoid weather eye. My firkin life is on the line. Even though it feels like I'm the only one who cares about that, I'm probably the most important person who does. If that makes sense, then what are you doing in

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Day Zer- OMG

Nine cases today. NINE! Three of them are from overseas and isolated, but the rest... The rest of them are linked to a youth prison. A youth prison that is linked by staffers with aged care and disability care homes.


Queensland is now in severe lockdown and the message is out - the longer this goes on, the more restrictions there will be. Stop these shenanigans at once or we shall all be bricked into our homes.

Meanwhile, the two covidiots

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