Category Archives: Blogging About Nothing

NOTHING CRAZIER…

#endoftheworld #weird

Nothing crazier than a shithouse rat…or is there?

I got this in the mail the other day. At first, the linked words didn’t make sense. I had to read it a couple of times, wondering if maybe Joe Jesus missed the typos.

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By the third round, the message finally dawned. As did the realization that there are indeed things in this world loonier than rodents who like to hang out in outdoor bathrooms.

I mean, come on:

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But then, I got thinking: What if these folks know something I don’t. Eventually, the sari wearing dude on the sidewalk proclaiming the End is Near! is going to be right. Kind of the way a broken watch is right twice a day.

Therefore, I’ll forego judgment. Granted, I’m gonna laugh my ass off, but I won’t judge. It takes all kinds of people to make our world go round. And if this planet decides to blow, we now know who will be getting the last laugh.

~S.C. Dane

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NOTHING

#quills #foal

NOTHING hurts worse than this:

…discovered during my quest for nothing.

Ouch! Ouch! Ouch! Someone pick my nose, puh-leeaase!

Ouch!

Ouch!

More Nothing

#words #math #oxforddictionary #nothing #satisfaction #funny

NOTHING

As a writer, I’m a word junkie. I crave words, get high from their meanings. Unlike math and numbers, writing and words are like Silly Putty® They can be stretched and played with, their definitions malleable.

I could give you examples, but the list would be as long as…the Oxford Dictionary. The English language is a mutt, a crossbreed who continues to change to this day. Such fun!

Now, I can give you an example of the fun. In my quest for Nothing I came across this website: http://www.nothing.net/index.html

The owners of this website sell ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. Satisfaction is guaranteed. Check it out:

THE CUSTOMER IS #1

We know that you work hard for your money, so we are working overtime to develop our customer image. We’ll do nothing to help you right from the start. If you don’t like our service, we’ll do nothing until we get it right. Anyone can offer nothing, but we’ll deliver. Others may stop at nothing to get a satisfied customer, but to us nothing is just the beginning.

This is just one example of the funny business of Nothing going on at this website. There is plenty more in the fun department over there. So if you just need a smile or chuckle for the day, I recommend the visit.

Thank you to the makers of Nothing. Find Nothing at http://www.nothing.net/index.html

Enjoy!

~S.C. Dane

A Blog About Nothing

A Blog About Nothing

#nothing #Oxfam #poverty #NelsonMandela

As a published author of paranormal romance novels, I’m supposed to blog as part of my promotion platform. You know, fling my author brand out into the virtual universe and hope for sales of my books.

Ugh.

That’s all I’m going to say about my feelings on that.

Because I don’t have enough of an ego to profess about my craft, or my author’s life, blabbity, blah, blah. I mean, who cares. Readers just want to read my books, right?

So, now the problem. How to hold up my end of the contract with my publisher by writing for the public on a regularly scheduled basis.

Aside from posting another serial, I was coming up with nothing.

And then, I’m washing my hair. You know, working my fingers into my scalp, loving the smell of my ‘poo turning into scented steam from the shower, and Ding, ding, ding!

Nothing.

I can write about nothing.

I Googled it, and got some surprising results. So, here I go. Keeping my author’s presence breathing and kicking in the digital universe.

Nothing: Nothing is a pronoun denoting the absence of anything. Nothing is a pronoun associated with nothingness.[1] In nontechnical uses, nothing denotes things lacking importance, interest, value, relevance, or significance.[1] Nothingness is the state of being nothing,[2] the state of nonexistence of anything, or the property of having nothing. (Wikipedia)

I, however, disagree. Here’s reason why #1: http://youneednothing.com/

Check it out. It’s a black or white rectangular block. An entire website devoted to the sale of it. Yet, the proceeds are for more noble. They go to Oxfam.org, a worldwide organization devoted to ending poverty. Which is where the real story of my delving into nothingness lies. Here is just one section of Oxfam’s motivating site:

Nelson Mandela said, “Like slavery and apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is man-made and it can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human beings.” Whoever you are, you are critical to the global movement for change.

It then goes on to tell the stories of people all over the world who are doing their part, no matter how small, no matter how humble.

Well, there you have it. My blog post about nothing. A surprise twist that started with nothing, but ended with something…as big as the world.

Stay tuned next week for nugget #2 of what it means to be nothing.

~S.C. Dane

S.C. Dane is the author of The Luna Chronicle, and No Little Thing. She has started a new series about sexy, tormented Gargoyles, which makes its debut in the summer of 2016.