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I'm still here, really...

Hello friends,

I'm so bad at keeping up with this thing. Please forgive me...as an older Millennial, I'm much more prone to be on Facebook and Instagram. Something about me and LJ don't jive very well, and I can't put my finger on exactly why. NYC filkers, my apologies for missing the last housefilk on 1/22. I had just bought tickets for a wizard rock concert when I saw the email announcement. (Which, btw, why do lots of good things happen at the same time, and why can't I be in two places at once?)

For anybody that is still remotely interested, I'm finishing up my dissertation *knock on wood* this summer. Currently working on the filk chapter. I've got a tentative chapter argument now, but need to hold it to my chest for a little longer while I work out some wording. It took me a while to come back around to this particular chapter because I was figuring out my larger argument. That, and the longer you spend with a group, sometimes it's harder to find the right writing voice. I'm experiencing a similar reticence with regards to wizard rock, which I have to admit that I really like now.

I came back on LJ to review some of the discussion that happened after I attended my first filk con. It's amazing to think that it was 5.5 years ago that I started all of this. I'd also forgotten how wonderful all that discussion was.

If you're on the Twitter (@ayaesther), I usually tag my dissertation updates with #HoodedBy30; I also use the hashtag for a couple of posts on Instagram. (I turned thirty last September, so the hope is to defend before my 31st.) They usually just consist of daily word counts and things I'm reading.

Hope you are all well! 


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Feb. 10th, 2017 05:50 pm (UTC)
Nice to see you here! Good luck with the writing and the chapter statements. Let us know how you're holding up, periodically?

Feb. 13th, 2017 04:33 pm (UTC)
*waves" Of course! In more ways than one, I owe this whole project to you guys. :)
Feb. 12th, 2017 09:35 pm (UTC)
Hello! Glad you're still around, if intermittently.

(I don't suppose you're on tumblr at all?)
Feb. 13th, 2017 04:35 pm (UTC)
Alas, I tried the Tumblr thing and it didn't stick. If your schedule allows, I'd love to make another lunch date with you in the near future!
Feb. 13th, 2017 01:40 am (UTC)
It's great that you're approaching completion on the project! It's such a relief when you get that done. (As I've known since I was hooded at the ripe old age of 36! :-) )
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