Whilst gathering a basketful of tattered old clothes for Samhain deep-woods bonfire fuel, I happened to recover the sneak-a-toke pipe I misplaced in August. Sitting at the bottom of that basket the whole time. Behold, a photographic reenactment of that amazing discovery, taken with my new phone. Whose purchase was necessitated by Little Jeannie’s sudden retirement to the great network in the sky after four years of loyal service. The new phone is called Little Suzi.
Chapters Three and Four of SILVER BROWN (which are actually the fourth and fifth chapters respectively, the first chapter being designated Chapter Zero – if you’ve ever studied computer science you’ll get it) are presently being showcased on my Twitter feed. From now until August 10, give or take. One page at a time.
I change the pinned tweet on my feed frequently, and have been doing so for years. When I unleash one of these chapters upon an unsuspecting Twitterverse, I do that by pinning a new tweet to my feed every day at the crack of dawn – a task I don’t even have to roll my ass out of bed to accomplish, thanks to those newfangled smartphone thingies (what a time to be alive!). A never-seen-before brand spankin’ new page is unveiled to the world in said pinned tweet, always in correct sequential order in relation to the previous day’s page, so the fine folks at home can read along. And indeed, they do. Whatever you throw out into the Twitterverse will inevitably get read by somebody, even if it sucks.
Forgive me if I sound like I’m tooting my own horn, but there’s been a sharp uptick in my Twitter followership in the last week. We’re not exactly talking the kind of numbers following the likes of [insert name of current pontiff or flavour-of-the-month pop star or K-pop band here], but it’s indubitably a larger-than-usual increase over the number of followers I had from the previous week. I’ll take that as an indication that at least some people out there are amused as fuck.
For the benefit and convenience of those folks who surf the web primarily via smartphone, I present this hypertext version of the main menu of this website. Now you can see an overview of all the sections right under your nose and don’t have to tap on diddly-squat. At least up until this blog post fades into obscurity.
Don’t get me wrong, those blooming smartphones that everybody and his grandma carries these days are handy as all shit. The Swiss Army knives of communication. I’d just never want to use one as my main workhorse. Did that for a few weeks after my previous laptop suddenly retired to the great network in the sky. There are certain specialized computing tasks that smartphones were simply not designed for, eventually leaving me with little choice but to cut my losses and mosey on down to Staples to pick up the current lady in my life, Black Betty…
SILVER BROWN: A Forwarpendix
Part I: The Introduction of SILVER BROWN
Part II: The Birth of SILVER BROWN
Part III: The Gist of SILVER BROWN
Part IV: The World of SILVER BROWN
Part V: The People of SILVER BROWN
Part VI: The Warring Factions of SILVER BROWN
Part VII: The Language of SILVER BROWN
Part VIII: The Dashing Prince of SILVER BROWN
SILVER BROWN: A Blog
Part XI: The Journey of SILVER BROWN
Part XII: The Soundtrack of SILVER BROWN
Part XIII: The Bullhorn of SILVER BROWN
Part XIV: The Green Grass of SILVER BROWN
Part XV: The Oddities of SILVER BROWN