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Author Topic: ? 2014's Up All Night: A Technopagan Solstice ?  (Read 4652 times)

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? 2014's Up All Night: A Technopagan Solstice ?
« on: November 04, 2014, 12:34:02 pm »
Will there be a 2014 version of Up All Night: A Technopagan Winter Solstice?

Of course there will!

For those of you who may be wondering what the heck I'm talking about...

Each year on the December solstice--that's the winter solstice (longest night of the year) in the northern hemisphere--many of us here at the Cauldron, of various paths and inclinations, celebrate by passing all or part of the long night together. We "gather" electronically here in a special thread created just for that night, and/or in chat, and rally each other to stay up all night.

It's a lot of fast-moving, random fun (esp. in the wee hours, when we're all loopy from sleep-deprivation), with absolutely no requirement to tough it out for the whole night; come as you are, come for a minute, come for the long haul...but come and join us!

And yes, you sun-basking, warmth-savoring southern hemisphere inhabitants (where it's the summer solstice) are welcome, too. (Just don't be surprised if we northerners are totally envious.)

TC's hosts, Randall & Lyric, have graciously offered us this cyber-space for our gathering again this year, so it's on for the evening beginning at sunset on Sunday, December 21. And in an astronomical double-whammy, the solstice and the new moon coincide that night, so get ready to tap some major low-ebb-of-the-cycle mojo.

This year's non-theme? (Up All Night is very unstructured; we report on the progress of night from our locale, swap recipes--chocolate mug cake!--trade stories, share videos, music, or other links found on the web...anything goes, within the usual forum rules, of course. But each year we try to think of an organizing theme that can be readily ignored; hence, a "non-theme".) I'm proposing--

"Home Is Where the Heart(h) Is"

--tell us about/show us your home, or where you'd like to make your home, share something that makes you feel at home...you get the idea.

What do you guys think of the non-theme? Any better ideas? And more importantly, who's planning to join us for Up All Night?
The first song sets the wheel in motion / The second is a song of love / The third song tells of Her devotion / The fourth cries joy from the sky above
The fifth song binds our fate to silence / and bids us live each moment well / The sixth unleashes rage and violence / The seventh song has truth to tell
The last song echoes through the ages / to ask its question all night long / And close the circle on these pages / These, the metamythos songs

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Re: ? 2014's Up All Night: A Technopagan Winter Solstice ?
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2014, 01:28:06 pm »
Quote from: Altair;164315
Will there be a 2014 version of Up All Night: A Technopagan Winter Solstice?

Of course there will!

For those of you who may be wondering what the heck I'm talking about...

Each year on the December solstice--that's the winter solstice (longest night of the year) in the northern hemisphere--many of us here at the Cauldron, of various paths and inclinations, celebrate by passing all or part of the long night together. We "gather" electronically here in a special thread created just for that night, and/or in chat, and rally each other to stay up all night.

It's a lot of fast-moving, random fun (esp. in the wee hours, when we're all loopy from sleep-deprivation), with absolutely no requirement to tough it out for the whole night; come as you are, come for a minute, come for the long haul...but come and join us!

And yes, you sun-basking, warmth-savoring southern hemisphere inhabitants (where it's the summer solstice) are welcome, too. (Just don't be surprised if we northerners are totally envious.)

TC's hosts, Randall & Lyric, have graciously offered us this cyber-space for our gathering again this year, so it's on for the evening beginning at sunset on Sunday, December 21. And in an astronomical double-whammy, the solstice and the new moon coincide that night, so get ready to tap some major low-ebb-of-the-cycle mojo.

This year's non-theme? (Up All Night is very unstructured; we report on the progress of night from our locale, swap recipes--chocolate mug cake!--trade stories, share videos, music, or other links found on the web...anything goes, within the usual forum rules, of course. But each year we try to think of an organizing theme that can be readily ignored; hence, a "non-theme".) I'm proposing--

"Home Is Where the Heart(h) Is"

--tell us about/show us your home, or where you'd like to make your home, share something that makes you feel at home...you get the idea.

What do you guys think of the non-theme? Any better ideas? And more importantly, who's planning to join us for Up All Night?

I'm down as long as I don't have work Monday. My boyfriend mind kill me though. I'll have to let him know beforehand.
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Re: ? 2014's Up All Night: A Technopagan Winter Solstice ?
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2014, 01:29:21 pm »
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What do you guys think of the non-theme? Any better ideas? And more importantly, who's planning to join us for Up All Night?

it's that time again already? WOO.  Count me in, to be sure.

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Re: ? 2014's Up All Night: A Technopagan Winter Solstice ?
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2014, 01:34:34 pm »
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I had a momentary heart attack when I saw the ?'s and thought OH GOD ARE WE NOT DOING IT THIS YEAR? And then I read the actual post. :D:

I'm down! I'm on break at that point so I will be trying to enjoy the most that I can out of it before returning to classes with an increased workload. Eep!

Don't have any suggestions for a theme, but I think that one is pretty good. :)

I will also be attempting The Great Chocolate Mug Cake Experiment as we have a new microwave and need to figure out how long to cook it for for Optimal Cakey Goodness.
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Re: ? 2014's Up All Night: A Technopagan Winter Solstice ?
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2014, 01:52:04 pm »
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And more importantly, who's planning to join us for Up All Night?

 
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Re: ? 2014's Up All Night: A Technopagan Winter Solstice ?
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2014, 02:16:45 pm »
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I am! Never done one, time to change that.


Excellent! (Replying to Castus, but also to Nyktipolos, Amphibian, and Missgraceless.)

I know Sunday night will be a lot harder than last year's Saturday night (for M-F 9-5ers, anyway), but remember, one doesn't have to go the whole distance...though it's a weird kind of grueling fun for those of us who do!
The first song sets the wheel in motion / The second is a song of love / The third song tells of Her devotion / The fourth cries joy from the sky above
The fifth song binds our fate to silence / and bids us live each moment well / The sixth unleashes rage and violence / The seventh song has truth to tell
The last song echoes through the ages / to ask its question all night long / And close the circle on these pages / These, the metamythos songs

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Re: ? 2014's Up All Night: A Technopagan Winter Solstice ?
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2014, 02:37:14 pm »
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I'm in! My goal for this year is to actually stay up the whole night, dangit!

I don't have a better theme. I'm just excited. (Like Nykti, I freaked out for a second when I saw the question marks. Thank the gods we're having one this year. It wouldn't be Solstice without it).
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Re: ? 2014's Up All Night: A Technopagan Winter Solstice ?
« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2014, 02:45:21 pm »
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And more importantly, who's planning to join us for Up All Night?



:thup:me! I'm far more excited about the Solstice than I am about Thanksgiving or even Christmas! That new moon is going to be delicious

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Re: ? 2014's Up All Night: A Technopagan Winter Solstice ?
« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2014, 04:26:39 pm »
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Excellent! (Replying to Castus, but also to Nyktipolos, Amphibian, and Missgraceless.)

I know Sunday night will be a lot harder than last year's Saturday night (for M-F 9-5ers, anyway), but remember, one doesn't have to go the whole distance...though it's a weird kind of grueling fun for those of us who do!

...just looked at the calendar and realized that the 21st is a Sunday.

: ponders taking that Monday off work:
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Re: ? 2014's Up All Night: A Technopagan Winter Solstice ?
« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2014, 05:03:18 pm »
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What do you guys think of the non-theme? Any better ideas? And more importantly, who's planning to join us for Up All Night?

 
I am. I've been an enthusiastic part of this from the beginning, and it's become an important part of my personal religious year. (And for those of you who get anxious about whether it might not happen sometime: if ever Altair can't do it, I will - as I believe I've said on a number of occasions.)

The non-theme sounds good to me!

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Re: ? 2014's Up All Night: A Technopagan Winter Solstice ?
« Reply #10 on: November 04, 2014, 05:26:52 pm »
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I am. I've been an enthusiastic part of this from the beginning, and it's become an important part of my personal religious year. (And for those of you who get anxious about whether it might not happen sometime: if ever Altair can't do it, I will - as I believe I've said on a number of occasions.)

The non-theme sounds good to me!

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Re: ? 2014's Up All Night: A Technopagan Winter Solstice ?
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I'll be there, though last year it got a little lonely waiting for sunrise out here on the left coast.

 
Left coaster here! I might just be able to stay up...
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Re: ? 2014's Up All Night: A Technopagan Winter Solstice ?
« Reply #12 on: November 04, 2014, 07:59:32 pm »
Quote from: Altair;164315
Will there be a 2014 version of Up All Night: A Technopagan Winter Solstice?

Of course there will!

For those of you who may be wondering what the heck I'm talking about...

Each year on the December solstice--that's the winter solstice (longest night of the year) in the northern hemisphere--many of us here at the Cauldron, of various paths and inclinations, celebrate by passing all or part of the long night together. We "gather" electronically here in a special thread created just for that night, and/or in chat, and rally each other to stay up all night.

It's a lot of fast-moving, random fun (esp. in the wee hours, when we're all loopy from sleep-deprivation), with absolutely no requirement to tough it out for the whole night; come as you are, come for a minute, come for the long haul...but come and join us!

And yes, you sun-basking, warmth-savoring southern hemisphere inhabitants (where it's the summer solstice) are welcome, too. (Just don't be surprised if we northerners are totally envious.)

TC's hosts, Randall & Lyric, have graciously offered us this cyber-space for our gathering again this year, so it's on for the evening beginning at sunset on Sunday, December 21. And in an astronomical double-whammy, the solstice and the new moon coincide that night, so get ready to tap some major low-ebb-of-the-cycle mojo.

This year's non-theme? (Up All Night is very unstructured; we report on the progress of night from our locale, swap recipes--chocolate mug cake!--trade stories, share videos, music, or other links found on the web...anything goes, within the usual forum rules, of course. But each year we try to think of an organizing theme that can be readily ignored; hence, a "non-theme".) I'm proposing--

"Home Is Where the Heart(h) Is"

--tell us about/show us your home, or where you'd like to make your home, share something that makes you feel at home...you get the idea.

What do you guys think of the non-theme? Any better ideas? And more importantly, who's planning to join us for Up All Night?
Hey, is there a chance we could call it the December solstice for official purposes? I mean, it's cool to say the people in the Southern Hemisphere are welcome, but referring to it as a Winter Solstice event still kind of excludes them by implication.
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Re: ? 2014's Up All Night: A Technopagan Winter Solstice ?
« Reply #13 on: November 04, 2014, 08:26:39 pm »
Quote from: Altair;164315
Will there be a 2014 version of Up All Night: A Technopagan Winter Solstice?

Of course there will!

For those of you who may be wondering what the heck I'm talking about...

Each year on the December solstice--that's the winter solstice (longest night of the year) in the northern hemisphere--many of us here at the Cauldron, of various paths and inclinations, celebrate by passing all or part of the long night together. We "gather" electronically here in a special thread created just for that night, and/or in chat, and rally each other to stay up all night.

It's a lot of fast-moving, random fun (esp. in the wee hours, when we're all loopy from sleep-deprivation), with absolutely no requirement to tough it out for the whole night; come as you are, come for a minute, come for the long haul...but come and join us!

And yes, you sun-basking, warmth-savoring southern hemisphere inhabitants (where it's the summer solstice) are welcome, too. (Just don't be surprised if we northerners are totally envious.)

TC's hosts, Randall & Lyric, have graciously offered us this cyber-space for our gathering again this year, so it's on for the evening beginning at sunset on Sunday, December 21. And in an astronomical double-whammy, the solstice and the new moon coincide that night, so get ready to tap some major low-ebb-of-the-cycle mojo.

This year's non-theme? (Up All Night is very unstructured; we report on the progress of night from our locale, swap recipes--chocolate mug cake!--trade stories, share videos, music, or other links found on the web...anything goes, within the usual forum rules, of course. But each year we try to think of an organizing theme that can be readily ignored; hence, a "non-theme".) I'm proposing--

"Home Is Where the Heart(h) Is"

--tell us about/show us your home, or where you'd like to make your home, share something that makes you feel at home...you get the idea.

What do you guys think of the non-theme? Any better ideas? And more importantly, who's planning to join us for Up All Night?

 

Sounds so fun!

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Re: ? 2014's Up All Night: A Technopagan Winter Solstice ?
« Reply #14 on: November 04, 2014, 08:48:40 pm »
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What do you guys think of the non-theme? Any better ideas? And more importantly, who's planning to join us for Up All Night?

 
I'm interested!  I've been gone for far too long.  My personal wheel has turned back in this direction and I think it would be fun to be involved in another Solsitice with everyone here!  That is, if you guys don't mind another returnee from the Mists...

Happy to see the Chocolate Mug Cake has become an institution and I love the non-theme, it works very well with where my mind-set is right now.

I have no idea what my schedule will be at that point but if nothing else, I'm looking forward to hanging out as long as I can.
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