My friend Aura just joined and posted his first post. Everyone make him feel welcome okay?
Gotta get back to the book now. Be back soon.
Sorry I've been so scarce lately. Unfortunately, it has to continue for awhile longer. I am more than a year behind in getting Numen's Trust finished, so I have had to stop everything else until I get it done. That doesn't mean you can't reach me if you want to. I am turning off my PMs here, but I left an email in my profile so that you can write me if you need to talk about anything, or just want to say hi. Don't feel like you're imposing. I'll be glad to hear from you, and will write back as soon as I get your message.
Just wanted to let you all know that I'm in the midst of adjusting to a new schedule, which is why I have been in more sporatically the last few days. I had to lay out specific times for everything I need to do, and I am taking this week to incorporate them all into my daily routine, and by next week I should be on more regularly. I'll try to catch up asap, as I seem to be missing a lot!
Back later, or tomorrow...depending on how much I can get accomplished tonight.
Just a heads up, I am planning to take a week off from Oasis sometime in early April. I am having trouble restarting my writing, and I need to take week to focus on getting back my momentum so I can finish my book. I'll let everybody know whenI'll be gone ahead of time so that you can plan your nervous breakdowns accordingly. ;)
...my head is killing me.
UPDATE: GOT my puter screen turned way down and my glasses off. Plus I ttok my super-deluxe, kill anything that hurts pain pills, so I'm back again. I need to finish up my responses so I can get to bed before 6am!!!
Okay I'm gonna head out now. I'm trying to get rid of this headache, so I need to get off the puter for the night.
I'll be back tomorrow, unless a jet engine crashes through my roof (if you haven't seen Donnie Darko, you really must).
BD said I needed to post more pics of Raja, so here they are:
I don't have very many because of various hard drive crashes over the years. These are the best of the ones I have.
Check it out! I think it looks awesome.
Same domain. Brand new site. Designed by our own Underdarkness, who is a genius.
Just found out I've got more than one person on my list of close friends who actually secretly hates me, except they've now come out of the closet, so to speak. So two of the people I most loved and trusted have winked out of my life in the past two weeks, and another whom I love and care about is now gone too - for a time, at least. I them all the best. I'm doing my best these days to get better and climb out of that "sea of despair" (to use a nautical cliche) Hopefully I can stay out and dry for awhile this time.
I'm taking advantage of the relative (and probably only temporary) subsidence of chaoes here to take a bit of "me" time and try and catch up on a few things that desperately need doing. I'll log in at some point in the next couple of days, catch up on everything I'm missing and finish the new forum I'm working on.
Just wanted to let everyone know that everything is alright with me and that I haven't abandoned you all.
Many of you know how to reach me, and I assume you will if you think there's some urgent need.
Dads- Jeff (He's the sarcastic one) and Pat (He's the more motherly one)
Sisters- BD (The bitch- I mean butch one) and Jmy (The Femme one)
Weird Uncle- Adam
Distant Cousin- Uncertain
Post your Oasis families here, too!
Everything is changing, and I'm getting the terrible feeling that more and more people are going to come, dragging their Dead-Cats in from The Outside.
I know that it's a good thing that we get more people, but I feel like we may be getting too much at once. Too many depressions, too many death-threats, too much.
I remember when I first started this place felt like the last Haven that I had. I felt like I was safe here.
Okay, lesson time, children. Get out your notebooks and write this down. There will be many tests on it later in life.
There are two types of people in the world: Those who will do things for you because they love you and have a kind heart, and those who will do them so that they can hold them over you forever and make judgments about you. When you discover that a friend or family member who you thought was the first type of person is actually the second type, it hurts...badly.
How can you tell the difference?
In an effort to stay alive and well, and actually maybe get some work done on my book, I am switching off my PM alert and taking the entire night off. Doesn't mean no one can message me. Just means I won't be alerted or get it until tomorrow.
Since the drama has been very thick here lately (to use a gross understatement), I want everyone to have the link to The Trevor Project website, which is a crisis counseling center for GLBT youth:
Okay, I'm exhausted and I'm going to head out again.
I absolutely forbid anyone else from having an existential crisis tonight!
Love and hugs,