This is still jenn, posting on mrlogic's behalf. I apologize for the length of this post. I'm afraid I don't know how to post a link that goes to the actual message. *_*
I wanted to post a "con report" for Frogfilk, the housefilk organized and hosted by Kirsti. I tried to take notes each day, and I hope that my memory will allow me to fill in the blanks. But to summarize, this was a wonderful housefilk. I had a great time, I would love to come up again next year, and Kirsti has inspired me to try to organize a housefilk of my own.
[edit: many, many thanks to Callie and telynor for explaining what a cut tag is and how to make it work]
Past midnight through Sunnydale alleys I roam Betrayed by my friends and cast out of my home They tell me I'm lucky, and seem unaware My strength gives me heavier burdens to bear My power and purpose have made me a slave And griefs pile upon me like dirt on a grave
My first day at Sunnydale high school I learned There was no escaping the calling I spurned But thrills of my duty are tinged with remorse For Slaying engendered my parents' divorce The Master is trying to rise from his cave While griefs pile upon me like dirt on a grave
Angelus's freedom made everything worse For it was my love that released Angel's curse Too little and late came Ms. Calender's spell For my duty's sake I sent Angel to hell My best of intentions his pathway did pave And griefs pile upon me like dirt on a grave
When I returned home to reclaim my own fate My mother, my Angel, and Faith did await I fought my dark mirror, watched Angel depart And tried not to take Mom's mistrust much to heart I constantly search for the closeness I crave While griefs pile upon me like dirt on a grave
In college uncertain and losing my voice Switched out of my body without any choice Distrusting my allies, estranging my friends Then fighting a spirit when we make amends She visits our nightmare to rant and to rave And griefs pile upon me like dirt on a grave
My boyfriend resents me, my mother falls ill Finn's gone when I find Mom so cold and so still A god of insanity seeks out her key But I won't let anyone take Dawn from me To rescue my sister, my own life I gave I willingly fell to the peace of my grave
But death is no answer, the wicked don't rest I crawl back to life at my friends' dark behest The ones that I love cause me such pain and grief I turn to a monster to find my relief
Through forests of tombstones I hunt every night Desp'rately seeking a vampire to fight I stand in the darkness and try to be brave While griefs pile upon me like dirt on a grave
Tonight, as before, I must stand on my own The army I'm leading has left me alone I'm only one Slayer, yet still I must find Some way to keep others from falling behind Apocalypse nears and once more I must save The world and my friends from a cold, lonely grave
I constantly battle each new Hellmouth wave And griefs pile on higher like dirt on a grave.
Hm, perhaps mrlogic will write me some music to make this poem cooler than it is, right now... >.< ...
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I'm very pleased...I have just completed and delivered my first commissioned (i.e., paid) ambigram for someone I do not know, who somehow found my ambigrams page on the web.
Now all I need is to figure out how to charge more for them, and/or get more people to order them, and I can retire...eh, OK, I'm probably not going to retire on ambigrams. But it's a fun way to pick up pocket change.
Spent over an hour helping slantiness study Japanese last night, and now my brain is full of verbs...
おりる (oriru) to get off いれる (ireru) to put in いそぐ (isogu) to hurry はしる (hashiru) to run あらう (arau) to wash せんたくする (sentaku suru) to do laundry べんきょうする (benkyō suru) to do homework さがす (sagasu) to look for おす (osu) to push すう (suu) to smoke きがえる (kigaeru) to change clothes けんかする (kenka suru) to fight and many more...