Nothing major. Just updated a bunch of PDFs that were missing for various parts of A Kind of Drug. The list is:
Chapter 4 - Acceleration - Part II
Chapter 9 - Wrath - Part VI
Chapter 10 - Mythmaker - Part I
Chapter 10 - Mythmaker - Part IV
Chapter 11 - Godlike - Part I
Chapter 11 - Godlike - Part II
That's it. Off to champagne land for me.
Today, Chapter 4 of A Kind of Drug concludes with Acceleration Part VI. I know Acceleration has been a bit of a departure from the book's previous 3 chapters, but that's because there is a LOT going on in the world of AKOD. And sometimes writing a 40-page history about a guy fucking his step-daughter just doesn't exactly play all the right cards.
Though it does play all the fun ones.
Expect Chapter 5 to begin in two weeks on August 12th. Next week I'll have a special surprise for you all:
A baby cow named Burger.
And if you believe that, I'll tell you another one.
Those of you who have been following AKOD from the beginning might have noticed that Acceleration had been lacking something as of late. A little signature theme maybe. A regular, running motif, you might say. And I would tend to agree with you.
So, in Acceleration Part V, I turned back the clocks and gave you what you'd all been missing: A little bit of of death, rape, and child abuse.
But don't worry, to keep your spirits up, something very positive happens as well. And that's.....that's....
That's a lie. This is old school AKOD. Positivity is for suckers.
As per usual, I've waited till the chapter is nearly over before ever bringing up the title drug. Which means, in today's installment, you still don't really learn a whole lot about Acceleration, but at least it's finally introduced.
Ain't I a stinker?
This chapter also made me realize that writing in the first person about a family that doesn't exist is sort of weird.
Sort of like when I had sex with your sister in your own bed.
Sorry about that, by the way. Hope she washed the sheets afterwards.
So, I figured after all that's happened with AKOD, it was time to give it a little depth. Make it a little more than just people doing wacky things on wacky drugs. And so, Acceleration delivers with a little in depth philosophy.
Of course, that's not to say I've gone all high brow now. Our narrator still drinks to excess while his best friend jokingly tries to make a move on his girlfriend. After referring to the Chinese delivery guy as the messiah.
So there's still that.
Today's portion of A Kind of Drug marks a slightly significant change in the book's storytelling. Because, for the first time in over 100 pages, our narrator actually begins to speak about himself.
And that's all I'm really gonna say. Mostly because it's the beginning of 4th of July weekend and Sangria doesn't make itself.
I think of a few of you have actually started to read these posts. Which means I'm gonna have to start paying attention what I say in here. Which sort of sucks. You're all assholes.
I'm not off to a good start, am I?
Whatever. Acceleration begins today. It contains more cheery, uplifting prose that's lighthearted and ends with a positive message. And bunnies. Lots and lots of bunnies.
Of course, I'm lying again. At least one person dies. And other people have inappropriate sex. Some become criminals.
So, once again, enjoy the Friday pick-me-up. Yay!