While I would prefer to do a deep dive in the fantabulous multiverse of me, I feel the need to step back and address all of the bat shit information that’s been spewing from the internet. First, the disease has nothing to do with bats. Or their shit. Or anything else bat related. And making fun of a country whose cuisine includes bat soup, when you live in a country that calls deep fried bull testicles a delicacy, is just fucking racist. And, yes, those links are to real recipes.
Last week I appeared on Some Like It Hot with Nakia Niteshade to discuss politics, pandemics, plagues made of poverty, my sex life, and more. It’s all useful information and, occasionally, funny. But, if that’s a little too warm for your form, I also was on The Big Wakeup Call with Ryan Gatenby the week before where we noted the vodka I drink is not the same as the alcohol in hand sanitizers, so you should never waste good vodka on a bad idea.
Okay, so what should you do?
Not panic is a great start. Seriously, calm your shit down. This is bad, but it’s not Armageddon level bad.
Second, listen to the Google.
DO THE FIVE
Help stop coronavirus
- * HANDS Wash them often
- * ELBOW Cough into it
- * FACE Don’t touch it
- * FEET Stay more than 3ft apart
- * FEEL sick? Stay home
Now, here’s where we get to the tough part. Due to our current administration’s limits on information the public is being kept in the dark. Fortunately, a high school kid named Avi Schiffmann created a web site that tracks Coronavirus related information and displays it in real time. It’s more accurate than any government agency’s, feel free to read that again, and all you have to do is CLICK HERE and then bookmark it.
Or, if you prefer your pandemic survival kit to be narrated by a hamster, just CLICK HERE for John Oliver’s show about the whole thing. Trigger warning, our president does not come off well in this episode, and he really shouldn’t. The promised masks and tests still don’t exist. The promised help for small and medium sized businesses is still sitting on Mitch McConnel’s desk and shows no signs of leaving. The six weeks wasted telling people that this is nothing but a basic flu are six weeks that prevented medical professionals from doing their jobs.
Lastly, for detailed, and accurate, information about what the virus is and is not, head over to the World Health Organization‘s website.
Quick summation; COVID-19 (so named since the Novel Corona Virus was discovered in December of 2019, although there’s anecdotal evidence it may have arrived a few months earlier) is not the most lethal virus ever, that would be Ebola which kills 50% of the people it infects. COVID-19 kills about 2%. But, and you knew there was a but, it spreads much faster than Ebola or most any other virus. By comparison, the N1H1 outbreak a few years back infected 50,000,000+ people, killing 12,000+. If COVID-19 hits that mark there will be over a million dead. So, that’s why some very smart people are taking career hits to make sure that doesn’t happen.
Now, some fun news. My voice has been called sexy, sultry, rambunctiously raspy, and kind of scary. No matter where your opinion lies, it’s my voice and I’ve learned to live with it. Now, in a cool and exciting development, I’ll be turning SPLICE: The Novel into an audiobook. As of this writing it’s exclusively meant for investors and business associates.
But I know the nice people who like paying me also like making money, so I imagine this will be made public sooner rather than later as long as I manage not to screw it up.
To make this happen I have turned my living room into a pro-level voice over booth. Having worked in radio for forty years I am well aware of what such a beast should look, and sound, like. And this beast does what’s asked of it.
Admit it, you’d pay good money to hear me read aloud the whimsical lines “Hippity Hoppity until you Droppity!” or “Girl gonna need that D, love that D, lick that D, Girl …“
Even more below.
This week marks only the second time in three years that a Top 9 list has been released by Nerdanatix without a Legends Parallel title on it. I imagine that will change once we get the graphic novel 100% live. But, as always, $20 plus shipping means you can have it for your very own. It’s 100 pages of awesome! Just email BillMcSciFi@gmail.com to make that happen.
That said, seeing Cyril Brown get all the love, and then some, is truly something that brings me joy. He’s been developing his, gleefully NSFW, Hybrid Zero multiverse for the last decade. Seeing people finally being exposed to it, pun intended, and loving it like they do, makes it all worthwhile.
#1 – Hybrid Zero: Jungle Grrl
A nice girl works in a futuristic sex park with her best friend and a dinosaur clone
#2 – Hybrid Zero: Juggernaut
The fun multiverse where sex is lauded, violence is taboo, and a family of assassins is our only hope
#7 – Hybrid Zero: Cassandra and the Changeling Sword
A 96 year old dead woman is now a teenage shinobi on another Earth
#8 – Ruh Roh Rangers
The comic that will ruin your childhood and make your day. Scooby Dooby Don’t!
Just a little bit more below.
Lastly, allow me to remind you that you can check out a nice collection of my short stories, nonfiction, and interviews, just by CLICKING HERE. You might want to bookmark that as well. There’s a lot to get through.
Really, it’s a ton.
But, the content ranges from critically acclaimed to award winning, so I’m happy to share.
If you feel the need to justify your McSciFi fetish to others, feel free to send them this link to a video chock full of reviews. It also has pretty colors and a catchy song.
Even catchier than the 1981 masterpiece featuring me, Patswilly’s Psycho For Your Love. That’s the really, extra super, great gosh almighty, kind of catchy.
Again, and as always, thank you for your continued support. I’ll see you next week.
Stay safe, stay in, and stay extraordinary!