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Well, I'm back.

At last, I'm back in LJ-land.

The Princeton experience was extremely satisfying and productive. I was especially happy that it included a lovely dinner and news-filled visit with st_crispins, who I hadn't seen in far too many years.

Next followed Hypericon, which was a success from every angle. Congratulations and thanks to all at hypericon for a wonderful weekend. It was a treat to attend panels featuring melissagay, vaklam, toddlyles, febobe, and M.M. Buckner, and to see thewordoffred, lizzieausten, and griffith_gwyn, among others. I thank all who came to my talks and panel discussion. I'm already looking forward to PhreakNIC this October.


In other news, Glass Hammer now has sound samples online from its new CD The Inconsolable Secret, which is also available for pre-order. The band will perform music from this album live at Belmont University during the "Past Watchful Dragons" conference in November 2005.


In honor of Glass Hammer, a quote for the day:

“I am trying to rip open the inconsolable secret in each one of you — the secret which hurts so much that you take your revenge on it by calling it names like Nostalgia and Romanticism and Adolescence.”

from C.S. Lewis, “The Weight of Glory”

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eldritchhobbit
Jun. 22nd, 2005 03:05 am (UTC)
*sigh* It is an awesome quote, isn't it? So glad you found it powerful, as I did. And thanks for the welcome back. *hugs*
maidoforange
Jun. 21st, 2005 03:17 am (UTC)
Welcome back, ((((EH)))). It sounds like a great trip.
eldritchhobbit
Jun. 22nd, 2005 03:05 am (UTC)
(((MoO))) Thank you! :) It was a great trip, but it's good to be back!
st_crispins
Jun. 21st, 2005 04:28 am (UTC)
who I hadn't seen in far too many years.

Too true. But if this Princeton thing becomes an annual event, we can fix that.

Next year: the shore!
eldritchhobbit
Jun. 22nd, 2005 03:07 am (UTC)
Woohoo! You bet! :) And more ice cream, right? LOL. Thanks for such a great gab. Your new(er) zines are on their way to me; if you have the urge to send any more fanfic my way, I won't fight you. *wink* Thanks again for the updates!
agentxpndble
Jun. 21st, 2005 03:35 pm (UTC)
“I am trying to rip open the inconsolable secret in each one of you — the secret which hurts so much that you take your revenge on it by calling it names like Nostalgia and Romanticism and Adolescence.”

Wow. That's just... Wow.

"More Than This," Roxy Music

I've been listening to this song (not even the whole album) for the past two weeks. ??? Have you heard the 10,000 Maniacs version? Certainly not as good, and yet... I keep listening to it over and over.
eldritchhobbit
Jun. 22nd, 2005 03:12 am (UTC)
Wow. That's just... Wow.

Isn't it? I feel the same way.

Oh, wow, we're on the exact same musical wavelength! What are the odds? I somehow missed the 10,000 Maniacs' version of "More Than This" (how did that happen?), but now I must hear it. At the moment I'm veering back and forth between Roxy Music's "More Than This" and "Avalon" (which I can listen to for approximately six straight weeks without a break, if left to my own devices, LOL). I know what you mean about the "over and over" phenomenon!
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