posted on Aug, 18 2009 @ 11:45 PM
Greetings, folks! I'm awful sorry I fell off the net, and apologize to all profusely. Everything went sideways, real suddenly, and I had no warning,
thus the reason I didn't give out an absence warning. It all started out slowly, and like a snowball rolling downhill, it collected momentum as it
went. I'll not bore you with all the gritty details, but just say that as regards the Opera, the most serious of the occurences was the complete and
total failure of the network card in my main computer ( I can't even connect to the local network now, much less the internet with it), compounded by
tha fact that my dearest absconded with my laptop, and I have no idea where it is right now, and havent's for quite some time. Thus, I have no way to
connect to the net currently.
Lots of other fun going on in my world at the moment too, and I'm pretty sure I haven't felt the last aftershock yet. At the moment I'm at a
friend's house about 30 miles from my own, and going to check on a position with what I believe is a brand new company in the morning, which helps
certain military types in their training regimen. More fun than you can shake a stick at, but I assure you that if I had a stick to hand, I'd more
likely be beating with it than just shaking it.
I'll likely be here tomorrow as well, but then may have to plunge back into the maelstrom, depending on what's going on at the moment. One thing for
sure, this mess has taught me to live in the moment, and not plan too far ahead. None of it is insurmountable, I just want to make sure I don't get
zapped in the opera while I'm hashing it out.
I've not been to read the main thread yet, I've been catching up here. Been massive shakeups all around, it appears. I was shocked and dismayed to
see Slayer and Badger BOTH gone. They'll be sorely missed. Last I heard, Studious was with the Yydryl, which leaves Luder to carry the Penelope All
alone, since I've been AWOL. I'm not sure which new writers have gravitated where yet. Originally, My idea was to send neno on a long recon mission
toward the Ophiuchichis, to park the character until I could get the bilge pumps working here. Now I may have to come up with something else.
I reckon it depends on how the story thread is shaping up, and what my fertile imagination can come up with. I know it's fertile, because I've been
told - recently - that my head is full of... fertilizer... of sorts.
Anyhow, let me go read the story thread, and see what I can come up with, or how I may be able to patch stuff in. Be forewarned that it may still be a
while before I have regular internet access again, as a number of things are gong to have to be replaced. I'll do what I can, while I can, and when I