“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Friday, September 16, 2011

Realist Magic Liveblog

Well Hyperobjects is shelved for a while. My heart is set on finishing Realist Magic: Objects, Ontology, Causality. So for now I'll liveblog that instead.

It's a different writing experience actually. It's the sort of project where thinking happens very frequently while I'm writing. Less autopilot.

And I'm nearly done. So far I have 61 000 words, which has taken a few months. Today I bundled everything into one word file as it worked so well with Hyperobjects. It's going to be very handy, doing this, since there are places where I repeat myself.

Some of those places are necessary. But some places are just sheer repletion and it's time to work on those.

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