A short hiatus

Hello. I resisted doing this, but it just has to be done. I’m going on a very brief hiatus from blogging. This isn’t the kind of apocalyptic notice that people give when they’re angry, or the sympathetic post people make when they’re burned out. I’m trying to prevent becoming burned out.

So I’m working on an essay for a collection. Hopefully I’ll have something to say about that later this year, but we shall see. Either way, the revision notes came back last week and I sure am working on that essay all the time. All the juice in my “writing and stuff” tanks is used up every day by the essay. So I have to admit that to myself, and then to you, so I can get things done around here.

I don’t have a concrete time for how long I’ll be silent here, but it shouldn’t be too long. The deadline’s less than a month away, so I’m sure to be freed up by then, one way or the other! But I’m aiming for about a week and a half more, depending on how long it takes to get this final set of books from the library.

I’m giving myself permission to maybe make some shorter posts here, so be on the lookout for those.

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Happy new year!

Hello from 2018. I hope you’re doing well. Regularly scheduled posts will return on Wednesday, but for now I wanted to check in and wish you a great new year. In 2017 I brushed the dust off this blog and started writing mostly about tarot. I started blogging (outside of Livejournal, anyway), back in 2006 or 2007. I started writing about anime, took a detour through literary theory, settled on literature for a while, and now I finally gave myself permission to write about whatever the hell. If you joined me this year, welcome! I hope to keep writing through this year, and helping people to, well, live better through symbolism.

A small holiday before the holidays

There’s no post today, sorry about that. I’ll be participating in the traditional Twelve Days of Anime blogging event, so I thought I should take today off so I could come out swinging on Wednesday. Last year I got about halfway through. I’ll be using the same gimmick though! I’ll be doing tarot readings of characters from anime. With the extra lead time I think I’ll actually do the entire thing.

BTW, can anyone tell me why the twelve days of anime do not happen on the twelve days of Christmas? I’ve never understood that.