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Yesterday, I wrote 1,303 words on the first chapter of Cherry Bomb.

I also proofread and sent notes on the final issue of Alabaster: Boxcar Tales, which is, of course, the final Dancy comic.

Cloudy again today. Only 64˚F, but I have my window open, anyway. 59% humidity.

All of the "7" pendants have sold. There will be no more. Ever. But there's good eBay.

Last night, we were supposed to go to the Legendary Pink Dots show in Boston. But Spooky came down with some bug a week ago, and she wasn't well enough last night to make the drive. It's the second show we've missed this month. The first was a Death in June show, which was supposed to be in Salem, but a last minute bit of censorial hysteria left the band without a venue. The show as moved to some dive in Worcester, but we decided to get our money back. Unfortunately, that wasn't an option of the LPD show last night.

Instead, we watched the first four episodes of Season Two of Homeland. The performances of Claire Danes and Mandy Patinkin make the series more than worthwhile.

I'm hoping to get Sirenia Digest #92 out before month's end, which doesn't leave much time. But then I'll actually be caught up, with September's issue coming out in September, opening up the hope that October's will be coming out in October.

Yeah, dull-ass entry. Mostly, that's what I write these days. In part, I know that's because the proliferation of instant gratification sources like Facebook, Tumblr, and Twitter have long since distracted the imminently distractible human race from blogging. Readership has crashed. It's hard to get excited about making an entry, or delve very deeply into any subject, when I know there will be only a handful of readers (especially compared to a few years back) and fewer comments. There's also the looming storm of "social media activists" waiting to pounce, though I'm not as afraid of them as many people seem to be. And, too, it's a movement that seems to have seen it's heyday. The world is growing weary of their hatred and vitriol disguised as concern and the fight for justice. But, the upshot is that blogging simply isn't very rewarding anymore. I'm writing this almost entirely for myself these days.

But Skunktaur has a home.*

I miss the late sunrises of western Georgia.

Relict,
Aunt Beast

*Postscript: Yes, furries make my skin crawl.

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shanejayell
Sep. 27th, 2013 04:54 pm (UTC)
Sorry you missed your show.
aoniedesade
Sep. 27th, 2013 04:57 pm (UTC)
Readership tends to cycle. I just keep doing the damned thing. Admittedly, readership and sales are not my primary concern, so that's easy for me to say. I hope that the Quinn books will also spark a new interest in Sirenia Digest and net more subscribers. Your grasp and command of nuance with mythos of all stripes is truly amazing. By the way, would you be open to an email interview soon for Disinfo when The Ape's Wife is released?
greygirlbeast
Sep. 27th, 2013 04:59 pm (UTC)

Get back to me about the interview. I'm in one of those places just now where I'm sick of listening to myself answer questions.

I don't think the blogging thing is a cycle. It was an invention, and its day has come and gone. The internet has moved on.
aoniedesade
Sep. 27th, 2013 08:57 pm (UTC)
Sure thing. Keep on truckin'.
waristerrorism
Sep. 27th, 2013 05:01 pm (UTC)
Maybe Quinn would blog if she wasn't busy.

And I have a dull rxnary comment: "hallways, always."</p>

<3.

greygirlbeast
Sep. 27th, 2013 05:02 pm (UTC)

Maybe Quinn would blog if she wasn't busy.

I sort of doubt it.
numisma
Sep. 27th, 2013 05:02 pm (UTC)
Sorry you missed out on both shows. LPD are so good in a live performance. :(
andrian6
Sep. 27th, 2013 05:04 pm (UTC)
I always wonder what a digital archaeologist would see when looking at the shifting trends in platforms and ways of communication.

Will someone try and put the death of MySpace and the failure of Google+ into a wider perspective?
greygirlbeast
Sep. 27th, 2013 05:07 pm (UTC)

I always wonder what a digital archaeologist would see when looking at the shifting trends in platforms and ways of communication.

There will be no such scholars, as none of this crap will survive more than a decade or two. At most.

Will someone try and put the death of MySpace and the failure of Google+ into a wider perspective?

Both tried to be all things to all people. Like Barnes & Noble.
xxweaponx
Sep. 27th, 2013 05:43 pm (UTC)
I don't want to keep you away from your actual writing by asking you superfluous questions, BUT if you have a minute, would you be willing to elaborate on the Death in June drama? How did it go down? Who started it? How do the type of people who would be offended even KNOW who they are (or Current 93, Nurse w/ Wound, any projects of their ilk that would shock and annoy the shock and annoyable?)-admittedly, this is somewhat of a rhetorical question, but if you know the answer, I am all ears/eyes/whatever. Did the show get moved? Rescheduled? Did you get your money back for tix?

My dad, while a horrible, terrible fucker over all, had excellent taste in music. He had gotten me into a lot of cool shit from the time I was old enough to appreciate his "weird" taste. He died during a time of his life when he was obsessed with all the post industrial (for lack of a better descriptor) bands. I didn't often do much with him, but sometimes would see music. That would've been a show I would have loved to see with him. It would have been a thrill for him, that I know.

As for the writing for yourself, I think it's been hard for platforms like LJ to grow and adapt with the fickle tastes of the internet. That said, considering its overall aesthetic clunkiness and the stupidity of the "updates" they've made to it, I think it has had remarkable staying power, especially compared to other sites that were popular at the time of LJ's inception and rise. There is a much smaller user/readership here than before, yet one doggedly remains, refusing to give up the LJ ghost, which in turn keeps it hanging on. I'm glad for that. I like LJ, and the LJ remainers. I hope you will keep writing, your writing is so enjoyable, and having a chance to read it here is something that keeps me engaged with LJ.

Do you find you reach more people with your FB posts, or other site?
humglum
Sep. 27th, 2013 06:25 pm (UTC)

This article should answer your questions about why the show was rescheduled. I think there are a couple of links to earlier articles. Also, a quick google search will bring up more stuff. I'm too tired for my own elaborations.
xxweaponx
Sep. 27th, 2013 07:28 pm (UTC)
Cool! Thanks. :)
martianmooncrab
Sep. 27th, 2013 06:14 pm (UTC)
and Mandy Patinkin make the series more than worthwhile.

he is one actor that I will watch no matter what..
setsuled
Sep. 27th, 2013 07:01 pm (UTC)
But Spooky came down with some bug a week ago, and she wasn't well enough last night to make the drive.

It could be one of those worldwide things because I'm starting to get sick too. Not as strange as when I got sick at the same time as my friend in Belgium, but still. Hope she feels better soon and whatever it is doesn't get you too.

I know that's because the proliferation of instant gratification sources like Facebook, Tumblr, and Twitter have long since distracted the imminently distractible human race from blogging.

I can't seem to kick the blogging habit. Facebook I generally seem to use by accident, mostly I post stuff there that seems to just fall out of my head. Blogging feels like a more genuine effort at expression.
greygirlbeast
Sep. 27th, 2013 07:06 pm (UTC)

Blogging feels like a more genuine effort at expression.

It is. I've just never cared for talking to myself.
setsuled
Sep. 27th, 2013 08:56 pm (UTC)
Ah, heh, I'm still deluding myself the hundred or so page views I get a day counts as a readership of some kind.
alumiere
Sep. 27th, 2013 07:53 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry I've been quiet lately. Broken brain is hiding. But I'm here every day, even though I don't say so.
dipsomaniac
Sep. 27th, 2013 10:48 pm (UTC)
Hope Spooky feels better soon. There seems to be some weird bug going around. Other than my usual case of the blahs I've had this weird chest congestion for about 2 months that finally seems to be going away. It's unusual for me to hang onto something so long.
ministry_victim
Sep. 28th, 2013 01:57 am (UTC)
I haven't written a single thing in my journal in a long time. I have an open office file full of potential journal entries, but the fire seems to have gone out on the need to expose myself in such a fashion. Besides, I mostly use that open office file for re-forming the daily writing habit and trying out new techniques.

This week, it's an ongoing dialogue, in which I put down all the stupid shit about whatever I'm writing (or not writing as the case may be) that's stifling it, so I can get on with the actual getting words on paper.

Does the inner critic ever shut up?
sovay
Sep. 28th, 2013 06:06 am (UTC)
In part, I know that's because the proliferation of instant gratification sources like Facebook, Tumblr, and Twitter have long since distracted the imminently distractible human race from blogging.

"Marco!" "Polo!"
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