Day Zero

A 215-post collection

Thursday, Day 0, Energy Rationing

Plague news: Nineteen new cases, seventeen local, two imports. One HUNDRED total active cases, fifty-nine of those are in hospital and one's in the ICU.

I don't have much in the way of output expected today. No Patreon, no Wordpress. Therefore, there's a chance I can write a bit more in my novel than I've been able to manage of late.

Still planning to be kind to myself. No pressure. Just go wherever the muse leads me. But first, reading my new book because The Adventure Zone: The Crystal Kingdom. Which I somehow managed to order twice -_-

I will eventually tag up to 2015 so help me... Thinking hard about enlisting someone else to share the task of tagging 3K+ stories.

Sigh.

In the news:

  • Olympics continues to be shitty to the athletes competing in it
  • Lockdown extension looming
  • Plague protests continue in Sydney and I'm starting to wish that "being a cockhead" was a jailable offense
  • Another cockhead escaped quarantine in Qld
  • Obama backs down from holding a dangerous public gathering
  • Bitcoin takes a hit
  • Kimm Jong-un spotted sporting an elastoplast on the back of his head
  • Woman dies of vaccine hesitancy
  • Ekka may yet be going ahead anyway. I read this last night, but criminy. Some people are just DENSE

And now... storytime.

Wednesday, Day 0, Wordpress

Plague News: Day four of the three-day lockdown. We're extended to Sunday. Sixteen new cases, all local. Eighty two total active cases, forty-seven are in hospital and one in the ICU.

Desire to stay at home and order in my nonsense increases. Not that we're in danger of running out of a lot just yet. I'll have to see if my usual bargain haunts do delivery. Just in case.

Stupid plague.

On one hand, I want to rant about some things, on

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Tuesday, Day 0, Extension Lockdown

Plague news: Lockdown's extended until Sunday. Fifteen new cases: thirteen local, two imports. Sixty-six active cases, thirty-eight are in hospital and one in the ICU.

There's a new variant out there. It's called Lambda and it's even deadlier than Delta.

In unrelated news, I have just now heard that there are people in the USA who deny that the plague was ever real. Dude. We're still swimming in it.

Being kind to me is working. I reached quota yesterday, but I didn't

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Monday, Day 0, Lockdown(cont'd)

Plague news: Nine new cases, all local transmissions. Fifty-three total cases, thirty-four are in hospital, with one of those in the ICU. I honestly don't know how staying indoors for three days total is going to help, but it's masks on outside the home bubble once more.

One of my loafs turned out extra crispy because this idiot forgot to turn the temperature down for the browning part of the equation. The good news is that the extra ten minutes to rise

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Sunday, Day 0, Lockdown Unyay

Plague news: Delta's in Queensland. We're in a three-day lockdown which may extend depending on the behaviour of the Knomiras. Seven new cases, six local, one import. Forty-six total active cases, twenty-nine in hospital and one in the ICU

Monday and Tuesday are hermitting days. I don't know what's happening vis-a-vis house unfuckening. We shall see.

I will probably insist on masks back on -_-

The news of lockdown hit me yesterday, after Beloved dragged me from the house to secure

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Saturday, Day 0, Bread Secundis

Plague news: Two new cases, one of each. Forty-three total active cases, twenty seven are in hospital and one's in the ICU.

My wholemeal bread's been in the fridge all night and is now both thawing and rising in the bread incubator. I've been working with Ingrid, this week. Which is kind of fun because Beloved has taken a little dab of Ingrid to grow their starter.

We're calling it "Ingrid Secundis" aka Is-ie. When we're not calling it "the pet".

Today's

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Friday, Day 0, Bread Day

Plague News: One new case, an import. Forty-two total active cases, twenty three are in hospital and one is in the ICU.

Hoof.

I have a starter in the fancy-arse bread incubator this morning. It's still growing, but I got to keep an eye on it. I can only cook the bikkies after Miss Chaos has got on her bus. Timing is everything.

Meanwhile, I fear my wholemeal flour has gone sour. This is an immense pain in my butt since it's

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Thursday, Day 0, ...fuck!

Plague news: TWENTY new cases. One local, nineteen imports. I breathe a little easier knowing these numbers. All the same. Yikes time.

There are Aussie expats so desperate to get back on these sunny shores that they are considering becoming boat people. Have fun in out Dang Foreigner Concentration Camps Detention Facilities, folks.

I have the usual array of words to write and stuff, but I have been lagging behind when it comes to tagging the fics in the app. So. Today,

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Tuesday, Day 0, Shot Day?

Plague news: One new case, a local. No imports. Twenty-six total active cases, twenty-five in hospital, and one in the ICU.

Today's the day I chat with my quack about potential side-effects and the time window in which someone will be home to keep an eye on me when they hit.

Finger's crossed, it's also when I get The Jab. So. Before that nonsense happens, I shall be taking off to collect a parcel from the post office locker because WHO KNOWS

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Monday, Day 0, Anxiety Max

Plague news: Five new cases, all imports. Twenty-six total cases, nineteen in hospital and one in the ICU.

Tomorrow, I talk to the local quack about getting the Jab. The stuff for my age bracket versus my asthma, maybe also versus Beloved's diabetes. And the best time bracket to get the kids' jabs too.

I'm thinking start of school hols for Miss Chaos so we can all keep an eye on her. Dunno about Mayhem. Possibly ASAP, knowing the way of things.

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Saturday, Day 0, AFK

Plague news: three new cases, one local and two imports. Twenty-five total active cases, twenty-two in hospital and one in ICU.

Total numbers are still going down, but I don't like those local transmissions. I heard this week that some idiot tied a bedsheet rope to escape quarantine and I want to smack them.

Just got news that someone with Delta was up in my neck of the woods. At a pub in Caboolture, which is nowhere I or Beloved will be,

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Thursday, Day 0, Nonsense Ahoy

Plague news: one new case, an import. Thirty-one total cases, twenty seven in hospital, two in the ICU.

I now have a replacement for the marble run that we broke on Miss Chaos though incompetence and mishandling. The trick now is to find enough time to make it in one sitting. Possibly on my own. I deserve the thumb pain for ruining Miss Chaos' chosen prize.

I still have to call the local quack about getting my Plague Jab. Today's the day

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Wednesday, Day 0, Wordpress

Plague news: Three new cases, one local, two imports. Thirty-six total, thirty-one in hospital, two in the ICU.

Today, there shall be more Terrible Tiefling Tale for you. More frenetic writing for me. And somewhere in the middle of that, I will be building a mountainside, tagging a month's worth of fiction, and maybe doing something fun instead of turning my brain off for the afternoon.

In the news:

  • Plague in the Olympics
  • More heartbreak from the removalists' family
  • Amazon billionaire arsehole
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Tuesday, Day 0, Patreon PLNs

Plague news: Two new cases, both imports. I heard that anyone near Kippa-ring needs to get themselves tested because of one agro Knomira. Lovely. Thirty-six active cases, thirty-three in hospital and two in ICU.

I'm still not saying Queensland has a handle on things. Last time I said that, a Knomira escaped the net and spread the plague all over Brisvegas. I'm waiting for Doughnut Day to go at least halfway towards the full twenty before I declare that.

All the same,

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Monday, Day 0, Onwards!

Plague News: 1 new case, an import. Thirty-nine total cases, thirty seven in hospital, two in the ICU.

The numbers are going down. All the community efforts to step on transmission are working.

And further, my Beloved has made bread.

[Shown here: Some classic-looking bread with square corners and a domed top. Two loafs, each scored diagonally. One topped with white sesame seeds and the other topped with black sesame seeds]

This brand of bread includes sugary stuff so I cannot partake

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