so, first post in a long time, likely my last. update: i'm fine, so is my mate nauuan and our daughter nuaon. nuaon is almost 6 years old now, a magnificent being in body and soul. aoaoo my sister is well also. she mostly hangs out around sri lanka these days, sometimes comes to visit, sometimes brings a friend or two. sometimes we visit there too, but nauuan and nuaon and i prefer our undersea mountains waaaaay out in the indian ocean, well out of the way of shipping, very rare to sight a ship and we like that. human background noise—so many ships!—is tolerable here. and we spend time each summer in my wild southern ocean.
so our life has been going nicely, especially since i haven't been keeping up with what humans are up to. i came across a research ship around antarctica this summer and used their wifi to browse the news (for how a whale has a laptop you'll have to read from the beginning). so, on catching up ... one word: dreadful. two words: so sad. a few more words: how dare you?—you've squandered it all, and you're taking all creation with you.
i leave you with two posts. the good news i posted in 2016 below was premature and naive. iceland is still killing whales, its government will allow up to 2,000 fin and minke to be slaughtered over the next five years.
you know nauuan is fin, right? originally from the northern atlantic—icelandic whalers slaughtered her family while she was on a solitary day trip. it haunts even her happiest moments. and nuaon is, of course, bluefin. so, yeah, fuck you very much, iceland. and you too, japan, even if you don't slaughter our largest.
whale killers only do it because there's a market, apparently as human food. so a lot of humans eat whale meat, and i imagine we're in some pet and animal feed as well. how can you?
and just in case you are still somehow unaware of creation's crisis with plastic waste, here's a little reminder:
so, yeah, it's, uh... vastly disappointing, human race. individually, many of you are wonderful, and your geniuses in arts, music, science, engineering, have made astonishing achievements, even reaching for the stars and peering within the atoms. but your civilization is causing environmental catastrophe on the scale of world-wide natural disaster.
humans have caused almost every problem currently facing the natural world. the great extinction event now exploding as an instant in geologic time, is matched only by a few other extinction events in the entire history of life on this planet, and is being caused entirely by one species of animal seemingly unable to overcome the slash-and-burn instincts of its primitive forebears, and whose cruelty to the planet is matched only by its cruelty to members of its own.
so, understatement, i'm over humans. my family and i will stay as far out of your way as possible, wish you the best, and leave you to it.
please, please come to your senses, the spectre of world-wide ecological collapse grows more real every day.