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They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.

*waves* in a drive-by manner

Hello All,

Well, after falling off the edge of the earth for the last 6 months (rather appalling months, which we shall hastily gloss over), I am briefly sticking my head above the parapet to say that I'm still alive. University is going well, I'm starting a new job the week after next, and am feeling really rather happy with everything.

I've tried to keep up with everything, but to be honest it's been a bit here and gone. I have no idea if I'm going to be able to keep up with LJ in the near future, and I'm definitely completely unable to find writing time, but I just wanted to wave hello and say I hope you're all doing well.



On Hiatus


After much careful thought, and a thorough assessment of what I'm going to need to do over the next 2 years while as working full time and doing a rather intense part-time master's degree, I've decided to put all writing, with associated blogging and social networking, on hold to concentrate on making the most of the opportunities currently in front of me.

This does not mean that I will not be online. What it does mean is that I'm going to be creating new a work/life based blog (I already have the associated social media) which I will update as required.

Now some of you on this have been my friends (both online and IRL) since the year dot. I know that it may well be that these divergent ramblings will hold little to no interest to you. However, if you'd like to be kept in the loop and want to hear me whitening about RL etc, please post below.

Note that I will not assume that *anyone*, no matter how long we've known each other, wants to read about my blethering RL/uni, so I will only add those who ask me too.

I hope that in time I come back to writing - I really enjoy the creative outlet. But I have to be fair to myself and my work, both job and uni. I will miss the interaction with those of you who decide that IRL Chris is not for you - but I really hope that some of you stay around and enjoy the next chapter of my life.



Backed up (in the LJ/DW sense)

Yay! Everything imported over to dreamwidth now. Excellent - at least I've now got a backup for the next time LJ falls over.

In other news, flu seems to be percolating out, which is nice. Just want to get back to normal, be able to GET THINGS DONE. Nevermind.




Sick with flu at home, now v. dissapointed Sirens (Channel 4) is over - and there does not seem to be an announcement about a new season. Buggerpants.

Hopefully tomorrow will be a brighter day - today is just stupidly fluish and ew.


After getting rather stressed with LJ over last few days, have made self dreamwidth account:


Unsure if going to migrate over entirely, or post to both, or just collapse into radio silence as usual, but if you'd like to poke me over there, please do.



puppeh of doom

UK Meet

Going swimmingly - very very interesting. So far, we've have Total-E-Bound talking about epublishing, and Victoria Blisse talking about writer's block. Many panels to come. Am very impressed both by the amount of people, and the professionalism.


PS only rainbow icon I have


New username, new userhead, new profile pic, horribly trite standard layout. :) We'll see what (if anything) this does

Just Stunned - Apparently there is "serious rape" and "other rape"

Can't believe this little gem from Ken Clarke: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/mobile/uk-13436429

See, I don't have any party political affiliation in the UK - I just base my vote on the issues that concern me. But allowing keeping someone like that within the party, let alone within government, makes me rethink my position.

The fallacy of "alternative lifestyles"

 The best way to make me run a mile (in almost any context, though especially in writing) is to say you are "accepting of alternative lifestyles".

Alternative? Alternative to what?!?!?!?!!!!! 

Being something other than 100% straight is NOT A CHOICE.

Not eating chocolate, that's a choice, being a vegetarian, pretty much a choice, religion, a choice, most bloody things, a choice!

Something you're born with? Something that is part of your intrinsic make-up. NOT. A. CHOICE. 



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