- Russell Blackford
- Australian philosopher, literary critic, legal scholar, and professional writer. Based in Newcastle, NSW. My latest books are THE TYRANNY OF OPINION: CONFORMITY AND THE FUTURE OF LIBERALISM (2019) and AT THE DAWN OF A GREAT TRANSITION: THE QUESTION OF RADICAL ENHANCEMENT (2021).
Saturday, April 21, 2007
I'm still a fly
Anyone know that old Gary Larson cartoon where the fly-headed mad scientist is working at his bench, down in his lab? His wife comes to call him for dinner, and is seen complaining, "You're still a fly?"
Well, I did eventually turn human today, but I think I've been a fly for most of it. Apart from stopping to have a shower and get dressed at one point - and some stray food breaks - I've been pretty solidly at the keyboard for the past 15 hours. I've ventured onto various sites to let off steam, but the main result is that I ripped out 10,000 words from the monster I'm working on (only a hundred thousand to go). I also converted I-don't-know-how-many paras of dubious material into a couple of thousand words of good, solid stuff.
Hey, that's a successful effort for one day, but tomorrow I must return to human society. Looking forward to it.