Skulls and beef jerky [FU5]

Fortnightly update 5: 03.02.2020 to 16.02.2020

In this fortnightly blog post series, I share with you my progress as a writer. I’ll throw each post up on both Facebook and LinkedIn on Sundays or Mondays, though if anything dinosaur-huge happens, I may still make separate posts about it; these fortnightly posts are more about my fortnight-to-fortnight triumphs.

The Jerk’E’Club

It had been a while since I did something for The Jerk’E’Club, though this fortnight, I revamped their “Our Story” copy and wrote chapter four of Tales of Two Jerks, which I think was pretty jerkin’ funny, so do yourself a solid and give it a read.

The Front

I write scripts for the popular YouTube channel The Front.

We uploaded two videos this fortnight. The first was on shady companies/brand, like Ford and IBM, in World War II. As you can see, the people who wear suits are clearly Satan.

The second upload was about soldiers who, despite eating bullets and having their limbs ripped to shreds, just refused to die. Mostly, they just didn’t have permission to.

I also worked with some graphic designers to put together two posts to both The Front History Facebook page and The Front History Instagram account.

We uploaded posts about Nazi symbology to both Facebook and Instagram in the first week. How metal is this.

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Victory! Victory! ⚡⚡ . The Nazi Party's Schutzstaffel (SS) symbol, the duel lightning-bolt-style Ss, was adapted from the Armanen rune "Sigel," which was just a single S and angled differently. In the Armanen rune set — or the "Armanen Futharkh" — "Sigel" basically meant "sun," though the Nazis changed the spelling to "Sieg," the German word for "victory," so the double S could basically be read as "Victory! Victory!" while also standing as the acronym for Schutzstaffel. It's quite a powerful emblem, to be honest, though not quite as blatantly macabre as the Totenkopf (skull) the SS wore on their caps and collars. There's no mistaking THAT uniform through a sniper scope. #thefront #ww2 #ww2history #wwii #wwiihistory #war #history #military

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And in the second week, we uploaded posts about dogs — yes, puppos — in World War II.

*sheds tear*

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I'm so sorry 🐾 . I think perhaps the most unfortunate fact of World War II is that the Soviets trained anti-tank dogs — yes, canines — whose job was to dive beneath German tanks with explosives strapped to their chests. The Soviets trained these poor creatures by starving them and then releasing them into a simulated battle environment, in which they could find food only between the tracks of a tank. While initial methods involved the dog removing the explosive device on its own and then fleeing before it detonated, this was far too complicated and ineffective, so the Soviets simplified it by having the dogs blown to pieces with their targets. #thefront #ww2 #ww2history #wwii #wwiihistory #war #history #military

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Geetsly’s

I write scripts for Geetsly’s, the popular Star Wars YouTube channel. We’ve got quite a few banked up, so one of mine has yet to be uploaded. Stay tuned for that!

fiction_shots

This fortnight, I posted two fiction_shots pieces on both Instagram and Twitter.

The first was about, I dunno — maybe Earth is hell. [Twitter #vss365 word #atlas]

She drifted to the cloud below and, tucking in her wings, leaned over his shoulder and beheld the black tome in his golden hands. “What’s that?”

“Atlas of the Underworld.”

“Australia. I’ve heard of that.” She touched the page. “But what’s that?”

“New Zealand. Duh.”

The second was just a little Lovecraftian. [Twitter #vss365 word #empire]

Upon his throne the Thing from Outside wraps one of one thousand tentacles around the blue-green pebble in the Black Lake and can hardly tell, with his star-sized eyes and belly, which empire would make the more satisfying appetizer — that of men or ants.

Conclusion

Honestly, I’ve been on top of my shit this fortnight. It was cruisy, and I had plenty of time to work on personal projects, which I’ll tell you more about soon!

Thanks for reading.

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