“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

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Hyperobjects Liveblog 19

30 000 words. It turned out that by last night I had written 8 000 words, even more than on Friday. Today is a little slower. I've taken the time to talk with a friend, and as Schopenhauer says, you should never turn down an invitation from a friend while you're thinking. This turned out to be very helpful, because some of the things we were talking about were (to my mind) directly relevant to what I was writing.

I'm now 10 000 words away from my “no notes” constraint target, and I'm starting to sweat a bit. Will this be like Achilles and the Tortoise? Will I get to 39 000, then 39 500, then 39 750...?

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