Friday, November 5, 2010

Not Dead!

Hello hello. Andunie here. I realize, as per appearances, I have not been around in a rather long while. Now, I tend to be reasonably fond of this blog, and am loath to abandon it. It will be maintained.

I have been busy, and thus cannot promise to update regularly for the time being. In the meantime, look to my Tumblr for more frequently posted (but less important/less relevant) bits and pieces.

My actual content-ful writing will be found at this column for which I now write, with fresh new posts weekly (I write Tuesdays).

If my muses leave anything left over after the column, it'll be here. Thanks for reading, all. I'll be around!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Skywatch No. 52

I seem to have actual titles only every other Skywatch.

I also seem to not have anything substantial to say, every Skywatch. I'll be back! I promise! *runs away sobbing*

Friday, July 30, 2010

Yes, I'd Like One of Those in Optimism, Please.

It seems I've been lax with actual blogging lately,* posting little but wordless Skywatches. This trend, unfortunately, shall continue for at least another week.**

*If you take "lately" to mean on and off in the past year or so
** Viewed through Optimism-tinted glasses

Meahwhile, I've been drumming up writing gigs and poking around for other sorts of odd writing jobs.

I've also played around with the idea of moving this blog to another venue. Anyone else on non-Blogger blogging services?

Friday, July 16, 2010

Here's To Some Sun

These past several days I have been upstate trekking the forests and the dunes by Lake Michigan.

The entire bluff had been swathed in an opaque blanket of cloud and fog. In a matter of minutes, it had all been blown away, revealing land falling away hundreds of feet down to the shoreline.

I am just now sorting through the files; more will be up (possibly on Flickr) later.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Skywatch No. 48

One for today.

Alas, I do not come across still bodies of water very often, and when I do, it's usually a puddle or a pond at best. I've yet to see a lake on a calm day.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Disappointment Is Like Judging Books By Their Covers

I've been wondering whether it'd be possible to get rid of my old textbooks on Ebay, and finally meandered over to the book section today. In the Most Popular section, I saw:

And I thought, wow! People are reading something other than Twilight. I am impressed.

And then I looked. Or clicked. I'm not sure which one happened first.

Then that reminded me of something I'd come across the other day.

Apparently someone thought slapping Twilight branding on perfectly innocent classics was the thing to do. There's speculation as to whether this will increase readership among younger readers, and they have a point, but still.


Saturday, June 26, 2010

Skywatch No. 46

I'd meant to put this up back in March, when I'd taken this, but have never really gotten around to it. It was around that indeterminate space of time between winter and spring, when the ground is no longer snow-covered, but it hasn't quite melted away either- everything is crusted in a sort of muddy, watery sort of ice- and the colours are simultaneously drabber and more vivid.

Anyways, I'd like to thank you all so much for the support on our video earlier this month. The results are as expected- we didn't make it- but the experience was fantastic and you support, again, means a lot. Thank you!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Sometimes It Works Like This

I find that it is often late when I finally get down to writing. Late, late enough that tiredness drags thinking down to a crawl, late enough for elaborately crafted sentences to be broken down into essentials.

i have always wanted to write like this. unchecked and unbound by the conventions of proper writing, disconnected without being disjointed, rambling without being irrelevant. it is a nice thing to let go sometimes. i can write in fragments. i can use words i usually choose not to. i can not capitalize my i's. i, i, i. it moves along a stream of consciousness, and it is free.

i like it.