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so. i recently read the seamus heaney translation of beowulf. and in the intro, he talks about his choice of so as the first word. and i liked it. so i've been starting things with so. um. stuff:

bluestar mabon
my mabon
d&d last night.

uh. let's write these in reverse order, because i like to fuck with you. maybe, when i'm done, i'll scramble all the words. or just rearrange all the sentences. then remove all punctuation and spacing. bwa ha ha.... ooh i'm tired.

so, yesterday, me and mgg go up to east hanover and madison to pick up my comic books. Hunter is increasingly disjointed. haven't read lucifer or SiP yet. on the way there, i call johnny, joey and scott, asking them to meet me at the café to hang out for a bit. astonishingly, they are all availiable. really. which is truly astonishing. astonishing. sorry, running on 3 hours of sleep here. maybe 3 and a half. right. so we buy my comic books, about 5 months of them, and we talk to the guy who works there about Chris Ware and his new book, Quimby the Mouse, and how the guy is a genius. just, really incredible stuff, guys. click on the link. it's amazing work. okay, so then to the café, which is closed. and scott is standing in front of. so we make some calls and reconvene at brookside. there, johnny gets the idea of gaming tonight. after some persuasion, we decide to do so. it's about 4, and mgg needed to leave by 5:30, so she heads home. we were originally just gonna do some lighthearted hack&slash, but scott just can't run those. which is good, but we are all morons. we make some characters, 1st level, 3rd ed., and spend easily an hour trying to find a healer who could join us adventuring. yeeeeah. but later, it got interesting. it was really all our fault, not scott's, but i should have just played a fucking healer. so we play til 2, i get home at 3, i fall asleep about 3:30 and i wake up at 7. not 7:30, when the alarm is set for, but 7. i came into work at 8:30, already had one of today's 2 classes, and will not get to eat breakfast until about 3. uh. next topic.

my mabon. or "Spinning Cheese Mystic Weasel" and mgg's mabon. i baked two pumpkin pies, we had some people over, we ate stuff, and we need to make next Mabon more pagan. yeah. and we need main dishes. when i go home, i'm going to eat way too many brownies.

balefire's mabon was good, but i was at the kid's table... which is where the two very young girls with crushes on me and liam sat. they were across the table, and i try not to be mean, but sometimes it's irritating to be the object of a preteen's adoration. y'know, they might be 13. and they would probably flip out over being called preteen.

time for stats! of the 9 macs, 3 are being used. of the 17 dells, 9. one mac and one dell are down.

balefire: used 3 round tables, so we made 3 small circles. don't think it worked very well. but that's okay. also feels like a slim year ahead.

my sundew is flowering. and we need to bring plants inside.

we are getting a new cat from my sister. it will be a good kitty.
because i say so.


okay, gonna read comics now.
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You're...what's-his-name...
Well, you're the average hobbit, more or less. There's not a lot to say about you. You never really said much, though you showed more smarts that Pippin (marginally,) not that anyone can tell the difference between Pippin and you anyways. You're that other hobbit who doesn't say or do much. The one who's name people forget on a regular basis, who only stands out because we don't remember you. You're nice and fairly accepting of this, though, and take it in stride. Advice: Do something different. Wear a flamboyant purple hat with a huge white plume or something. Shave your head and get a tattoo. Invest in a sparkly jumpsuit from the Disco Era. Grow a 'fro. Make an effort to stand out, boy!
Which Horribly Mocked Fellowship Character Are You?
This quiz made by Kourin




my brother is also a CG elven ranger/bard follower of Solonor Thelandria

hmmm.


okay. my wheel of the year. i use mostly the blue star wiccan names of holidays, i think. i'm gonna overlap, and i'm gonna start with the birth of the empire. i use a primitive duality, cause, well, they make sense to humans. but i think of light as a barbarian horde, and dark as an ordered empire. okay, i really think of it as everybody cool vs. rome.

Lughnasa: Midpoint between summer solstice and autumn equinox: Wheat Harvest and Begin Rot. Fall quarter begins. this is the birth of the empire of cold, order and death. after the harvest, rot, which is kinda a battle between life and death, begins. the rotting of fallen leaves and fruit and such parallels the slow increase in power of the dark, as it expands. at the same time, light is weakening. you should make a compost heap. feed it until samhain.

Mabon: Autumn Equinox: Big Harvest. (Monday) this is the day that the waning Light and waxing dark are equal, and the the the empire is officially founded. there's a big fight, and dark wins. this is the first day of the dark half of the year. the light is still around, but it is definately in the minority after Mabon.

Samhain: Midway between autumn equnox and winter solstice: End Harvest and Last Light. winter quarter begins. on Samhain, you stop harvesting because officially everything dies. officially, rot pauses for the winter. you burn jack o lanterns because the last glimmers of the barbarian tribes are trapped in the big dark pumpkin of the empire. you should keep a candle stub from one of the jackolanterns for imbolc.

Yule: Winter Solstice: this is the longest night, the pinnacle of dark. so you stay up all night . unfortunately, this is also where decadence and lead poisoning set in. it begins the craziest part of the year. and the coldest bits. where rot really pauses.

Imbolc: midpoint tween winter solstice and spring equinox. First Light and Lambing. spring quarter begins. rebirth of the barbarian tribes. rot begins again. so feed your compost. worms. sheep and cows give birth. you burn a hell of a lot of candles, using the samhain stub to light them. the candles are not to be placed in lanterns, and if possible should be lit outside, or at least where the light can shine out.

Ostara: Spring equinox: First Planting. this day the waxing light overthrows the empire of dark. with lots of growing. and warmth. and secret armies of ladybugs, fresh from their hibernation. and bunnies. and chicks. Reign of Light Begins. (first day of light half of the year) use your compost pile for planting until beltaine.

Beltaine: midpoint between spring equinox and summer solstice. End Rot and End Planting. Make sure you keep part of your compost heap to start the new one on Lughnasa. stop planting things. summer quarter begins. have sex. partly to have children at imbolc, but mostly because it's sex. and you don't have to plant anything. and it's warm enough that you can send the kids out to play for a few hours. better yet, go have sex outside. oh, the compost heap is officially dead. cause the empire is dead. but you can still loot it. that's okay.

Litha: Summer solstice: pinnacle of light. after today, the barbarian tribes start fighting amongst themselves. because it's fucking hot. and we all get irritable. you need to wake up before dawn. and you can't sleep until you see some stars. unless you live in a city. then it just has to get pretty dark. but ya gotta be awake all of the time the sun is
up.


Lughnasa (again): Midpoint between summer solstice and autumn equinox: Wheat Harvest and Begin Rot. Fall quarter begins. this is the birth of the empire of cold, order and death. cause, um, like, one of the barbarian tribes starts beating up the others. and then it thinks up government. damn etruscans. use your saved bits of compost to start a new heap. don't beat your sister with a rake while you do it. oh, i forgot an important part of most of these holidays.


drink. have fun. drive a tiny ceramic car, and spoon-duel your mother. no, let her have the long spoon. she's shorter. find fuzzy plants. laugh. sing. eat things. dance as many maypoles as you can get away with. spend time with the people you love. celebrate, don't just honor.

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