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Changes! [Jan. 16th, 2015|01:48 pm]

We now live in two households. In lieu of a Venn diagram, please accept this simple dramatis personae.

The Mousehold
Eldest Child (Nearly 12)
Youngest Child (Now aged eight)
One elderly guinea pig

The Menagerie
Assorted animals

Velvetpage has moved in with her partner Shavastak, leaving the Mousehold to myself, Koray and the kids. Shavastak is also married to Chrislynx. The kids will be staying at the Menagerie a couple of weekends a month.

Why the change?
Lebensraum. The Mousehold could not contain so many people with so many possessions and remain a tranquil fortress of serenity. In My Father’s house are many mansions, but the Mousehold is compact and densely furnished.

Is everything… okay?
Pretty good. I would have preferred a mansion with distinct living spaces permitting everyone to live harmoniously and comfortably, but we are creating the best of possible worlds in the given situation.

So, what else is new with you?
I am no longer a reporter. I am once again a corporate writer and I like my new employer a great deal. I am in my 40s. I love my mates and my kids. I seem to have more energy and impetus for creative projects, more than I have in years. I am still shooting film. Indeed, in the next couple of weeks some of my photos taken with a 107-year-old Brownie Box camera will show up in a BBC feature article.

Also, I am editing the conbook fiction submissions for Furnal Equinox in March. Anyone out there got a story or poem to share?

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[User Picture]From: pyat
2015-01-19 02:30 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Hillary. :D And may your big house dream come true! We're all programmed to form tribes, I think. :D
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[User Picture]From: porsupah
2015-01-17 03:32 pm (UTC)
Ah, for space! So often the refrain.. here, we don't even have space for a Yule tree. *sigh* My ideal, I suppose, would be for a decently spacious place for myself, my mother (currently on her own, though an extender sister is a neighbor, so she's not on her own - indeed, it's quite a friendly apartment block and locality), and someone special, should that happen. With a kitchen with lots of workspace. ^_^ I had that a couple moves ago, and so miss it - several feet of countertop, so I could easily prepare multiple vegetables/meats, and freely add them at the right time, rather than having to try preparing and adding them in an appropriate sequence.

I don't really mind 'twixt film, digital, or pixies. It's all about what the moments say. ^_^ For me, digital makes complete sense - with wildlife photography, you'll inevitably wind up with many that are decent, and a few that really catch the moment, simply because things can evolve with such rapidity, especially dealing with rabbits. =:)

Conbook submissions? You could try tapping huskyteer's shoulder..
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[User Picture]From: pyat
2015-01-19 02:31 pm (UTC)
I like digital still! I have a modest and battered Sony a380 with a lot of old Minolta AF lenses. However, I tend to only use it for situations with lots of colour or lots of movement, or where I don't have as much control over what I'm shooting.

I shall tap that shoulder! Thanks. :D
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[User Picture]From: relee
2015-01-19 08:27 pm (UTC)
It's nice to see you online and active again Mr. Mouse!

Too bad you can't have a bigger mansion.
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