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    In pleasant alcohol daze. Kids in bed. Roquefort sweating in kitchen. J Dilla on the stereo.not altogether terrible.
    • CommentAuthorDarkest
    • CommentTimeDec 24th 2011
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    Alright Whitechapel it's been a while. I might have to cheat a little to get up to date schedule having been what it has been.

    Niche Comics continues to run. Me and Guy will work on the thriving bit as soon as we can. (I have a radio interview to upload). As ever if any Whitechapleers happen to be in the East of England feel free to drop by and have a chat. (I haven't been to the London meet up yet, I worry about people not knowing who I am.)

    I read all of Questionable Content in about three days about a week ago. Why didn't I read this sooner!

    Today actual I have met some people I hadn't managed to see in a while. Also Booze.

    And now I am done listening to A Night Before Christmas and am going to Crooked little vein for a bit.

    Had to skip forward to post this, will go through the posts in a bit.
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      CommentAuthorrazrangel
    • CommentTimeDec 24th 2011
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    Bwahaha!! Vorn! hilarious! THough I'm about to do similar things to myself & my family. Brother in law declared me the chef and has purchased for me some prime rib to prepare. I have a spice rub and butter. As pre-food food I've acquired French bread, brie and blackberries (this Southern California, there is no such thing as "out of season" - also it's nearly 80F today). I stopped first at the local Wine Exchange. I'd never had the occasion to jump in and not only am I now in lust for some of the bottles I saw there, (c'mon all I need's a few hundred dollars! I'm (*cough*not*cough*) good for it!) I'm a little bit in love as I discovered a trove of excellent wines at utterly reasonable prices AND a tasting bar in back. Oh I'll be back. Oh yes I will.

    wine purchase breakdown & pairings:
    J Vineyards pinot gris for the pre-food food
    Colossi nero d'avola for the main course
    Tormentoso for the chocolate ice cream for dessert }:>

    Fuck yes! Life is too short for crap food! Also, part of my high is buying all of these items without breaking the bank. The wines came in under $40. That never happens!

    I am going to be VERY merry. };>
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    My death illness is now just a never ending bronchial cough! This is awesome! I feel like a regular human. Thanks to you, dear friend, who brought me antibiotics.
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    Great Uncle & Aunt came by to celebrate Christmas Eve with us; we all had a great time. My mom has taken to calling Watson (our cat), and Oscar (sister's cat) "the kids" and even had stockings for them. It's been cute. Apartment moving has been going well and my parents have been super helpful. I'm so lucky. :)
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      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeDec 24th 2011
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    The family did presents a night early, and I got a LOT more swag than I was expecting. Even better than the swag, though? Getting my whole family to sit down and watch the first two episodes of Breaking Bad with me. That was a treat.

    Got to talk with Robin, and hear her description of the amazing Companion wheat wine that a sizable fraction of Whitechapel worked together to conspire to get her for her birthday earlier this month. Made my night [wonderful].
    • CommentAuthorflecky
    • CommentTimeDec 25th 2011
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    Well,i don't feel like hugging anyone at the moment as to me xmas is just another day.Saying that,though,i do wish everyone here all the best as some of you lot mean more to me than some of the shallow people i have the misfortune to allow near me in the flesh-world.

    @ Rachael Tyrell: I'm glad you sound a bit better and hooray for the antibiotics.Haven't you just had a on-paper birthday? You know me...a don't even know what day i live in half the time so if i got it wrong then my-bad.Still,you get a hug from me.

    @ government spy: I guess this might be a hard time of year for you and your partner with everyone going on about the booze and idiots drunk everywhere.

    When i see people like that and drug-addicts looking like shit i just glance at them and thank what-ever that that's not me.

    @ razrangel: Enjoy your purchases.You deserve it.

    Me,i'm on my own for xmas and it's great.As a treat to myself i've reduced my opioid meds (buprenorphine) to a nice 1mg.I don't feel too bad at the moment but i know i will be rough later today.I'm gonna go out for a long walk.Maybe hit a Royal Park.Hyde Park,if my legs can take the pace.Holland Park isn't too far from me either so maybe i'll take in that one.

    Apart from that i'm just going to read books and comics.Xmas on the box really irritates me so i've been watching Battlestar Galactica for the umpteenth time.I love that show...apart from the end.And music.Lot's of music for me.

    Take care all.
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    @flecky

    Thanks for the kind words, mate.

    It hasn't been too hard. We had friends over for XMas Eve dinner, went better than I expected, and a friend made a non-alcoholic spiced cider that was very good. Not enough of it though.

    Served my filet mignon/beef tenderloin fajitas, and they were excellent, but I think everyone will remember the appetizer; jailhouse tamales made with contraband. They weren't too bad. A little spicy for my tastes, but not too bad.

    New Year's Eve I think might be difficult as it's a holiday expressly for drinking and of course I have to be up at like 430am the morning after so waiting for midnight is tough.

    Hope everyone survives the holiday intact, I don't always take it for granted that everyone will.
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      CommentAuthortexture
    • CommentTimeDec 27th 2011
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    Sup Whitechapel? Hope you all had a great Yuletide. I got a nice surprise this morning - a cheque, and two copies of 'Finding Home: Community in Apocalyptic Worlds.' My first professionally published short story, 'Little Utopia' appears in this collection. It's a great wee book, lots of cool stories, so please click through if you want to pick up a copy! The cheque was small, but I'm not going to cash it anyway... keeping it as a memento of my first sale. This was a good motivator... spending today writing :)

    Finding Home

    Oh, and there's an interview with the editor at the Innsmouth Free Press.
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      CommentAuthorFauxhammer
    • CommentTimeDec 27th 2011
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    @texture: fuck yes
    • CommentAuthorflecky
    • CommentTimeDec 28th 2011
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    @texture: Good on you and i wish you all the best with your writing career.

    Me,i know i'm a weirdo and i keep going on about it, but this site has helped me loads over the past year in getting my act together.

    I've just done another reduction with the opioid Suboxone.Down to 0.8 mg.Apart from a headache that makes me want to blow my head off i'm ok.I'm going to see about starting a day-programme in Munster Rd in Fulham.Supposedly they've got loads of artist materials etc.Probably throw myself into writing some sci-fi and horror stories.

    Once again it's a fucking miracle i'm still alive.

    I hope everyone got through crimbo intact and roll-on 2012.

    Twenty-Twelve:Attack of the Bastard.
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      CommentAuthortexture
    • CommentTimeDec 28th 2011
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    Thanks @flecky and @Fauxhamer, much appreciated :)
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    Twenty Twelve: Attack of the Bastard.

    Yes. I like it.

    Hey, y'know how you get so used to socializing with energy vampires, and everything in the world is heavy and terrible, and you think that's normal? But then, there's people in the world who make you feel the world is light and still has possibility?

    Yeah. :)

    Also, I can't stop listening to this song with my eyes closed and imagining I'm in the woods at night, just hidden from the nearby campfire, just a bit tipsy, just a bit stoned, and with cold faces and hot breath, kissing someone. The kind of slow motion kissing that knocks the wind from your lungs.

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      CommentAuthorOsmosis
    • CommentTimeDec 28th 2011
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    Hey, Texture, nice work. Congratulations!
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      CommentAuthorFauxhammer
    • CommentTimeDec 28th 2011
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    Attack of the Bastard is being co-opted as my battle cry for the coming year.

    OH OH OH: @Rachael--my wife LOVED the book! It was the hit of Christmas morning. A thousand thanks!
    • CommentAuthorflecky
    • CommentTimeDec 28th 2011
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    Bloody hell! 5.30 a.m in the morning,been awake since 12,tried to do some step-work on paper.After about 1 hour i ended up walking round my flat laughing my head off.I just couldn't stop!

    The God of my understanding is a space chimp in a diaper wanking furiously in the cold void of space etc.

    The text i just sent a lawyer mate was disgusting.Good job he understands my brand of madness...
    • CommentAuthorDarkest
    • CommentTimeDec 29th 2011
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    Got some late gifts from my aunt. Cryptonomicon, Zero History and a hard copy of the Drive soundtrack.

    On a more productive note, new faces coming into Niche Comics and looking round. Soon I will have to see if I can start paying myself and my Brother.
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    The Christmas holiday could've been more relaxing, far too much tense driving and dashing around to suit the mood - nevertheless there was plenty of good food, fun times with pals and pets, and we got a Christmas present which is corny in it's 80's-ness but which is going to see a lot of use in our house: A Bread Maker. :P Warming the thing up as we speak, let the bread baking experiments commence!
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      CommentAuthorFauxhammer
    • CommentTimeDec 29th 2011
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    Oh, man--my brother-in-law's fiancee got one. I was so jealous.

    We got a deep fryer, though. I'm trying to research enough healthy-ish recipes for it to justify keeping it.
    • CommentAuthorodarable
    • CommentTimeDec 29th 2011
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    I met a viking who is actually nice (this far at least, it's started to make me sceptical when they have long blond hair and a beard and SEEM NICE.). He lives ten hours away from Bergen so there's no future to it, but I've had a lovely December AND I just arrived to spend new years with him. :)

    Christmas wasn't too bad this year!

    Hope the rest of you had a good one as well. I am no longer as active as I was, but I try to look in on this thread and a couple of others to see how things are going for you guys. I care for a lot of you. My little global village. Happy new year!

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