Alright, I wanna talk about my current projects for a second, so that I can keep a record of what I'm working on, and update anyone who's been following along.

Threaded for my ease of referencing. I'll try to keep it short.

Current projects:

(and accompanying omnibook work)

Everything else

Buzzing with excitement 

Hey space nerds! If you're interested in participating in the trial episode for , reach out to me here and I can share the details of the plot of the first episode, and we can discuss strategies for collaboration and improvisation.

I'm still working on getting the website up and going so other folks can contribute more seamlessly, but this works for now.

The pitch:

will be a community based collaborative podcast about life aboard a civilian deep space exploration vessel (or elsewhere in the extended universe) told in the form of mission reports and personal logs, as recorded by me, my friends, and whoever else wants to participate.

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2020 planning 

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Status Updates 

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I came to the coffee shop after work like I do most weeks. I brought my omnibook. I was planning to write so e for or

I normally find this pretty easy, but it's not working for me today.

Feels like there's something more pressing, but I don't know what it is.

So I'm staring at a blank text document and listening to Sun Ra's Lanquidity.

If you can think of a better use of my time, lemme know.

Anyway, that's all for now. I have to go write 6000 words for some podcasts and

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I haven't reached out to anyone about , , yet, because I'm working on some infrastructure stuff.

It's coming, though. I just want to get it right.

I've talked about the *why* element of this before, but I think it's important to bring it up again, because there are some implicit ideas in that why that I want to make explicit.

I want to make independent TV so that I can excise the influence and reduce the power of the American Media Oligopoly, but (cont.)

I need some help designing uniforms for at least three branches of the space corps, and maybe one or two other incidental spacey costumes for the show I'm doing in the universe.

I've never done any costumes before, so I dunno where to start.

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I'm outlining my plans for and right now, and trying to figure out how fast I can move alone, and how much more quickly the addition of each collaborator allows me to be (Assuming they are there from the beginning), and roping in all of the various associated bits that we can just *have* because Open Source, or Creative Commons, or Public Domain, or I already solved this problem four years ago.

So I think I'm going to start a group chat via email/deltachat about these ideas tomorrow.

Specifically, about producing things quickly and sharing production responsibilities and stuff.

Going to use the kanban board I already have and am not using for this.

Going to tie it back to if I can, so we can get that moving soon too.

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I'm setting up the wordpress site (with buddy press and bbpress) that will become the social hub for Jupiter's Ghost.

Of course, I have a LOT of work to do before I'll be ready to let people in (both from a design and a development perspective) but I wanted to let you all know that is finally moving forward again.

What software would you use to power a digital community today?

Specifically an RP community (this is for )

Traditionally, it was BBSs. Then Forums. And now, I guess, Discord and Slack and Matrix, mostly (but that's not the workflow or the usecase I want. At All.)

I'm half tempted to reach for Buddy Press, if that's even still a thing (but there has to be a better solution to this problem than Wordpress.)

Podcasts, Plans, Jupiter's Ghost 

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Podcasts, Plans, 

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I'm excited, because this feels like something that is actually useful.

We also talked a bit about and the work that it will take for me to finally be able get that going (and why a project like that is important, even in the face of all the other things going on.)

I'm hoping to make the writers meetings a regular occurrence, once a week. I'm hoping to have the first issue out in 3-5 weeks.

I have a lot to do to make that happen.

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And we are recording original content, too!

There's one episode of entirely OC up right now, and more coming down the pipeline.

I have bullet points for a few dozen episodes, and I have collaborators across the globe helping to move things along.

(And, eventually, I'll get back on that stuff, and then some real magic will happen, because that's such a fun idea and I can't wait to be good enough at this to not screw it up.)

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