As you may have noticed, I’ve been off tumblr for quite a while. And I still have 166 followers!
I’ve had simultaneously too much and too little going on. In January and February, I did some research on a very cool Amazonian (Arawakan, to be specific) language with a guy who wanted to write a paper about it, so a professor hooked us up with a conference that would be interested in our work. During the spring and early summer, we had to write the five-page abstract to be submitted to the conference for consideration, which was incredibly stressful for me. Then it got accepted (thank god) and I spent the rest of the summer alternatively anticipating the new release of Dwarf Fortress and worrying about the conference, and not participating in HSO at all, even though I’d signed up. Then in August, I went to the conference (which was very cool and less scary that I had thought), and immediately after that I moved. Then the quarter started up. I’m technically on leave this quarter (for scheduling reasons) (but I’ll probably still be doing a language class on the side anyway), but I am still a grad student, and this is my last year, and I’m expected to do an internship at the end of it, so I’ll have to start doing job-hunting and graduation shit starting in the winter.
During all this agonizing free time I’ve had, I’ve been rediscovering Dwarf Fortress, Pirates of the Caribbean, Into the Woods (hooray for the movie in December), M. Butterfly, Lord of the Rings, old theater stuff, and basically a lot of stuff I used to be way into before Homestuck. I bought myself a lot of DVDs as a very belated self-birthday present. I’ve been spending a lot of time sitting around with my cat and reading PotC slash from 2003. It’s very calming. (If anyone happens to remember any recs of basically any pairing, I would love to hear them.) If I hadn’t happened to be checking various internet places today, I would have totally missed Hussie’s update.
Anyway, I will at least try to keep up with tumblr (and Homestuck when it updates again), but I doubt I will be writing any more HS fanfic (or, alas, finishing what I started). I think my days for writing big meta may be over too, unless something really cool happens in the last parts of the comic.
Thanks for reading my wall of text, if any of you are still watching, now you know I haven’t disappeared off the face of the earth.