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winterlive has strangely mesmerizing powers of persuasion. Apparently I am watching Teen Wolf, and I'm not sure how this happened.

In other news, work hates us all, but nicer, I belatedly finishing registering for VVC, and apparently will also be attending Adacamp in DC (with travel!), which is really awesome except seriously, I have no idea why they accepted me. However, a suggested panel there is about the Imposter Syndrome, which I probably need to attend immediately.

I'm also staring blankly at 168,000 words of SPN Dean/Castiel fic that does not seem to be like, stopping. Sadly, even unfinished, it officially is ten thousand words more than the longest thing I ever attempted to write, and that fic took me a year to finish altogether. I find it really uneasy-making that this is only three months in and the bulk of the major arc is still Out There Somewhere. I blame season seven canon for giving me ideas.

I'm also contemplating an entry that will include What and What Not To Say to the Grieving Family, because I'm suddenly like, really thankful for platitudes--dude, platitudes rock. You know what rocks less? Creative extempore notions of comforting people. Dude, platitudes are platitudes for a reason; trying to be creative when sharing loss ends up with some people three minutes later still untangling what you said and kind of freaked out by it.

For the record, what to send would be deli platters. Just for the record; sandwich, fruit, adn cookie trays rock. My team at work went all out and dude, there were like, three kinds of croissant sandwiches and piles of cookies and fruit. I still kind of think this should be on some kind of list somewhere for people to reference when you're making a Flowers versus Flowers decision.

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Er, for?

Adding: I was referring to some comments at work and at the memorial service last weekend.

Edited at 2012-06-16 09:48 am (UTC)

I sent a note yesterday and was afraid I totally over-shared.

Nope! I just am behind in answering everything; it was fine. I posted about the specific comment that you already saw. *g*



Edited at 2012-06-17 08:51 pm (UTC)

There should totally be some sort of reference, and also which platitudes not to utter under any circumstances (at least to me,not unless you want a black eye, a theological discussion at top volume, or be set on fire.)

The best gift anyone gave us, when my dad died, was the idea to when folks would tell stores about him to us, was to ask if they could write them down and send them to us. That and good food.

I remember what all this felt like, and things will be interesting as your family readjusts, and you'll get to know one another in different ways. Be good to yourself. ::big hugs and love::

Thank you, hon. *hugs*

I'm super excited you'll be in DC! We should coordinate hanging while you're in town. I'm so excited to see you!

Honestly, What To Say And When (And What Not To Say, Like, Ever) would probably be really useful for a great many people. I'm sorry some people are freaking you the hell out. ♥

I'll email you the exact dates; I think it'll be a Sunday-Wednesday, but I need to check the leave schedule to be sure.

Sweeeeet. I glanced at the conference dates already. :D

You'll not be needing anywhere to stay, correct?

Apparently I am watching Teen Wolf, and I'm not sure how this happened.

yeeees! :D i love everything u've ever written so, yeah, just the thought that since u're watching u might someday write something in that verse has me smiling in happiness.

I'm also staring blankly at 168,000 words of SPN Dean/Castiel fic

*glee* i don't know how frustrating it is for u as a writer but, well, it exists, and one day it'll b ready for me to read so u know...i'm shallow that way :D

thank u for every story u've shared so far, and have a safe travel

Edited at 2012-06-16 05:37 pm (UTC)

*g* I'll be happy if when I post someone wants to read it. Seriously, my estimates on length keep going up, and I'm going to have to break it into chapters at least so as not to terrify everyone.

oh i don't know...i think there's a rather large amount of people who like long stories just fine :D and would read it regardless of chapters or not (though chapters do make it easier to remember when u left off so i am humbly asking for chapters if possible)

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*nodnodnod* They are nice white noise-ish; I know exactly what to expect! Originality can be okay, but can also be terrifying. *g*

Oh thank God, I'm not the only one watching Teen Wolf. Why is it so insanely silly yet incredibly engrossing???

I blame Stiles.

Dude, I have no idea.



I mean, yeah, I'm, uh, kinda watching that, too.

Once, when we were grieving, a neighbor came to our doorstep, said "I'm so sorry for your loss" and handed me a chocolate bundt cake. Somehow, it was the perfect thing.

I am very sorry for your loss. I wish I could give you a chocolate bundt cake.

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