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Fifteen years ago today, I got in a car with three strangers from my university residence, and went off to Buffalo to see a band play.  And it was fun.  The band was good.  I met a lot of people that day.  People who, as it would turn out, changed absolutely everything.  They became friends, room-mates, surrogate family, traveling companions, mentors, partners in crime, sources of inspiration... and the life I thought I had planned out for myself veered wildly, wonderfully off-course.  

Time goes on, of course, and we grow up, and go off to see the world on our own, and while I still have a few dear friends from those days, most of us have drifted apart.  So wherever you guys find yourselves tonight, cheers!  And thanks for everything.

Platypus!!

Have you ever thought to yourself, "if only I could participate in carbon offsetting and send e-cards at the same time?"  Well, that happy day is here, my friends!


www.platypus-cards.com is a website that a friend of mine recently (as in, I got home from the launch party at 2 this morning) launched that lets you give the gift of carbon offsets - for the price of a greeting card and postage, you can not only help save the planet, you can avoid worrying about getting things into the mail on time!  Eco-minded procrastinators rejoice!

bargain, you say?

IcelandAir felt moved to inform me:

With the dramatic increase in the value of the US Dollar against the Icelandic Krona, Iceland is now a top bargain destination, giving consumers nearly twice the spending power compared to last year.

...um, I think I'll keep my money out of Iceland krona for now, thanks...

Ulteriour Motives? Moi?

This is just a post to let anybody who might care (and might not already know) that I posted two (two!) fics in the past month or so, Menagerie and Five Six Times Things Did Not Turn Out As Bob Expected, and One Time They Did, and it is not, in fact, a post to put the links up so that I can easily find them the next time I want to obsess about things having to do with fic and feedback.
How dare you suggest such a thing.

Fic: The Guild 9/9

Title: The Guild (Part Nine)
Author: bakerybard
Word Count: 4560

Disclaimers and notes in Part One
Miss a Part?  Part Two, Part Three, Part Four, Part Five, Part Six, Part Seven, Part Eight

Summary:  The past isn’t always what you thought it was.  Neither is the present.

Part Nine: Showtime.  Contains the words “blood loss”.


Fic: The Guild 8/9

Title: The Guild (Part Eight)
Author: bakerybard
Word Count: 4094

Disclaimers and notes in Part One
Miss a Part?  Part Two, Part Three, Part Four, Part Five, Part Six, Part Seven

Summary:  The past isn’t always what you thought it was.  Neither is the present.

Part Eight: Bob starts putting the pieces together; Harry learns a thing or two.  (Or perhaps it's the other way around.) Contains the words “grown man”.

 

Fic: The Guild 7/9

Title: The Guild (Part Seven)
Author: bakerybard
Word Count: 2422

Disclaimers and notes in Part One
Miss a Part?  Part Two, Part Three, Part Four, Part Five, Part Six

Summary:  The past isn’t always what you thought it was.  Neither is the present.

Part Seven: Bob conjures up another bit of his past; Harry can't leave well enough alone.  Contains the words "shot glass".

Fic: The Guild 6/9

Title: The Guild (Part Six)
Author: bakerybard
Word Count: 4291

Disclaimers and notes in Part One
Miss a Part?  Part Two, Part Three, Part Four, Part Five

Summary:  The past isn’t always what you thought it was.  Neither is the present.

Part Six: Bob reminisces; Harry gets breakfast.  Contains the words "burnt coffee".

 

 

Fic: The Guild 5/9

Title: The Guild (Part Five)
Author: bakerybard
Word Count: 3812

Disclaimers and notes in Part One
Miss a Part?  Part Two, Part Three, Part Four

Summary:  The past isn’t always what you thought it was.  Neither is the present.

Part Five: Bob takes a meeting; Harry turns up eventually.  Contains the words “family secret”.

 

Fic: The Guild 4/9

Title: The Guild (Part Four)
Author: bakerybard 
Word Count: 4343

Disclaimers and notes in Part One
Miss a Part?  Part Two, Part Three


Summary:  The past isn’t always what you thought it was.  Neither is the present.

Part Four: Bob takes a trip; Harry gets a headache.  Contains the words "reliable ghosts".