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Gah, two migraines in two days.

August 24, 2020 - 17:41 -- Admin

Had big plans for this week, starting with Sunday when I was going to research and maybe even write the better part of an essay on QAnon. A migraine put paid to that. (Oh noes! Probably beamed into my head by the Deep State). Lined up for some book writing today and… pow. Got blasted with the second barrel.

It sort of worked out though. I had to do a photoshoot for The Guardian and I was supposed to look sombre and brooding.

No fucking worries, govnor!

It cleared by mid afternoon, but I lose about 60 IQ points with these things so rather than try to crank up the book project again (I’m trying to finish the final ZERO DAY novel this week) I decided to let that slide into tomorrow and spend a bit of time here.

Might read a little deeper into the QAnon nutters this evening. Its funny ‘doing the research’ (Q approved joke, there). Even coming at the meta-conspiracy theory forensically, looking to break it down into its constituent parts, you can feel how powerful it must be to everyone who gets sucked in. There is nothing, and I mean nothing, that can’t be consumed and repurposed by this thing. I saw one journo describe it as the Absorbing Man of conspiracy theories.

Absorbing Man is/was one of Marvel’s sillier supervillains, who could absorb the powers of other supervillains and heroes, or the properties of inanimate matter, like steel or uranium. Or even cocaine, in one especially deranged story arc.

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Anyway, gonna absorb a few beers and get back to it.