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Author Topic: Coming Soon--Up All Night: A Technopagan Winter Solstice 2012  (Read 5983 times)

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Re: Coming Soon--Up All Night: A Technopagan Winter Solstice 2012
« Reply #15 on: November 16, 2012, 08:12:05 pm »
Quote from: Altair;81216
This year's non-theme, in honor of the Mayan calendar's final day (December 21, 2012--which some have taken as an expiration date for the planet), is "Apocalypse Now!" Interpret that any way you like. Start gathering your apocalyptic visions or, if you prefer, your best ideas for the new era about to dawn, and share them as we keep vigil to see if the world really ends. ;) (At least you won’t be caught napping if it does!)
 
So...who's up for it this year?

 
I am loving our non-theme! I will definitely be there this year, and in MUX. I've got two chocolate chip cookie recipes to share- one's a microwave mug cookie (which I swiped from Star) and the other is an egg-free cookie dough (which I swiped from tumblr).

I can't believe another year is almost gone!
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Re: Coming Soon--Up All Night: A Technopagan Winter Solstice 2012
« Reply #16 on: November 16, 2012, 08:36:38 pm »
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I am loving our non-theme! I will definitely be there this year, and in MUX. I've got two chocolate chip cookie recipes to share- one's a microwave mug cookie (which I swiped from Star) and the other is an egg-free cookie dough (which I swiped from tumblr).

I can't believe another year is almost gone!

 
I did this last year and it was literally my first time doing it because I have converted shortly before this. I just realized it been over a year since my conversion. Well to me I feel like I'm in the conversion process so when I started. Anyways I very been looking forward to it again this year.
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Re: Coming Soon--Up All Night: A Technopagan Winter Solstice 2012
« Reply #17 on: November 16, 2012, 11:02:18 pm »
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What, you might ask, is this "all-night technopagan" thing he's talking about??
 
It's an annual tradition here at the Cauldron; it started when a bunch of us realized that we like to pass the December solstice--for the northern hemisphere, it's the winter solstice and therefore the longest night of the year--by staying awake all night long. (Or trying to stay awake all night long!) We thought: Why not use the magic of the Internet to connect us into one global pagan party for the night, and stay up together?
 
And so, with Randall graciously offering to host us, "Up All Night: A Technopagan Winter Solstice" was born.
 
It's really simple: A dedicated thread will start here in "Holidays and Festivals" right before nightfall on the night of the solstice, to which everyone is welcome to come and go and contribute as they please. Some of us go the distance for an all-nighter; some people drop in just for part of the night; some in the southern hemisphere make us envious with tales of the warmth and daylight they're basking in (since it's they're summer solstice)...just about anything goes (within the usual board rules, of course).
 
This year, the solstice occurs at about 11:12 AM Universal Time on December 21, so we'll be celebrating that night, beginning at nightfall on Friday, December 21. Watch for the "Up All Night: A Technopagan Winter Solstice 2012" thread to appear right around then.
 
We usually choose a "non-theme": something to serve as a springboard to get ideas going. (For example, I think the non-theme “Sharing Food Around the E-Campfire” a few years back yielded the now infamous chocolate mug cake recipe that has become an Up All Night staple.) Non-themes can be freely ignored, hence the "non".

This year's non-theme, in honor of the Mayan calendar's final day (December 21, 2012--which some have taken as an expiration date for the planet), is "Apocalypse Now!" Interpret that any way you like. Start gathering your apocalyptic visions or, if you prefer, your best ideas for the new era about to dawn, and share them as we keep vigil to see if the world really ends. ;) (At least you won’t be caught napping if it does!)
 
For an idea of what goes on, you can see last year's all-night gabfest here:
http://www.ecauldron.com/forum/showthread.php?2186-Up-All-Night-A-Technopagan-Winter-Solstice-2011
 
(Keep in mind that that's only part of the night's buzz, as there's also usually a MUX chat here that night, where some of the best chatter happens.)
 
So...who's up for it this year?

 
Since it'll be my first Winter Solstice as a member here, I'll definitely try to join in!

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Re: Coming Soon--Up All Night: A Technopagan Winter Solstice 2012
« Reply #18 on: November 16, 2012, 11:10:16 pm »
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I can't believe another year is almost gone!

 
You and me both.

And I can personally vouch for the deliciousness of those cookie recipes! ;)  I'll be here with bells and goofy Hobbit feet on.
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Re: Coming Soon--Up All Night: A Technopagan Winter Solstice 2012
« Reply #19 on: November 16, 2012, 11:54:50 pm »
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So...who's up for it this year?


I'm in! Willing and able to represent the southern hemisphere! I shall bring sunshine and bitter complaints about the hot weather. :D

I'm going to have to pump myself full of coffee because it'll kick off at 7pm my time, and just once I want to see dawn on the Solstice. /is not a morning person. This might just give me the incentive to do it this year.
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Coming Soon--Up All Night: A Technopagan Winter Solstice 2012
« Reply #20 on: November 17, 2012, 02:28:20 am »
Quote from: Altair;81216
So...who's up for it this year?

This sounds excellent. I shall be there, although being in the UK I'll be leaving earlier than everyone else, and popping off to do some Druid-y things at dawn :D
« Last Edit: November 17, 2012, 02:29:44 am by Naomi J »
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Re: Coming Soon--Up All Night: A Technopagan Winter Solstice 2012
« Reply #21 on: November 17, 2012, 02:31:09 am »
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So...who's up for it this year?

 
I'm going away for the holidays and I'm going to have no computer access at all (for 2 whole weeks!), so I'm afraid that I can't this year. Sob.....:cry:
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Re: Coming Soon--Up All Night: A Technopagan Winter Solstice 2012
« Reply #22 on: November 17, 2012, 03:17:21 am »
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So...who's up for it this year?


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Re: Coming Soon--Up All Night: A Technopagan Winter Solstice 2012
« Reply #23 on: November 17, 2012, 08:17:06 am »
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This year's non-theme, in honor of the Mayan calendar's final day (December 21, 2012--which some have taken as an expiration date for the planet), is "Apocalypse Now!" Interpret that any way you like. Start gathering your apocalyptic visions or, if you prefer, your best ideas for the new era about to dawn, and share them as we keep vigil to see if the world really ends. ;) (At least you won’t be caught napping if it does!)

I'm showing my age, when I hear "Apocalypse Now!" I don't think of the Mayan calendar, I think of a fleet of helicopters attacking to the "Ride of the Valkyries"....
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Re: Coming Soon--Up All Night: A Technopagan Winter Solstice 2012
« Reply #24 on: November 17, 2012, 08:51:43 am »
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I definitely won't be doing the whole thing - Vieva without sleep is SCARY and a migraine waiting to happen - but I'll visit for the beginning and the end!  And hang out as long as is feasible without wanting to chop my head off. :)

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Re: Coming Soon--Up All Night: A Technopagan Winter Solstice 2012
« Reply #25 on: November 17, 2012, 03:33:54 pm »
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I'm showing my age, when I hear "Apocalypse Now!" I don't think of the Mayan calendar, I think of a fleet of helicopters attacking to the "Ride of the Valkyries"....

 
I'm pretty sure so does Altair.  Take that, you end-of-the-world panickers!  I love the smell of genuine scholarship in the morning - it smells... of victory!

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Re: Coming Soon--Up All Night: A Technopagan Winter Solstice 2012
« Reply #26 on: November 17, 2012, 04:37:41 pm »
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I love the smell of genuine scholarship in the morning - it smells... of victory!

 
LOL. :D:

It's not an age thing so much as a movie-nerd thing, maybe: I'm a whippersnapper and I will *always* think of the Ride of the Valkyries when I hear "Apocalypse Now".

Or maybe I'm not such a whippersnapper as I think I am...
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Re: Coming Soon--Up All Night: A Technopagan Winter Solstice 2012
« Reply #27 on: November 17, 2012, 05:40:01 pm »
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LOL. :D:

It's not an age thing so much as a movie-nerd thing, maybe: I'm a whippersnapper and I will *always* think of the Ride of the Valkyries when I hear "Apocalypse Now".

Or maybe I'm not such a whippersnapper as I think I am...

 
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Re: Coming Soon--Up All Night: A Technopagan Winter Solstice 2012
« Reply #28 on: November 17, 2012, 09:30:55 pm »
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I'm showing my age, when I hear "Apocalypse Now!" I don't think of the Mayan calendar, I think of a fleet of helicopters attacking to the "Ride of the Valkyries"....

I can think of worse ways to spend the vigil on Mothernight than listening to Wagner. :p
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Coming Soon--Up All Night: A Technopagan Winter Solstice 2012
« Reply #29 on: November 18, 2012, 02:32:37 am »
Quote from: Altair;81216
What, you might ask, is this "all-night technopagan" thing he's talking about??
 
It's an annual tradition here at the Cauldron; it started when a bunch of us realized that we like to pass the December solstice--for the northern hemisphere, it's the winter solstice and therefore the longest night of the year--by staying awake all night long. (Or trying to stay awake all night long!) We thought: Why not use the magic of the Internet to connect us into one global pagan party for the night, and stay up together?
 
And so, with Randall graciously offering to host us, "Up All Night: A Technopagan Winter Solstice" was born.
 
It's really simple: A dedicated thread will start here in "Holidays and Festivals" right before nightfall on the night of the solstice, to which everyone is welcome to come and go and contribute as they please. Some of us go the distance for an all-nighter; some people drop in just for part of the night; some in the southern hemisphere make us envious with tales of the warmth and daylight they're basking in (since it's they're summer solstice)...just about anything goes (within the usual board rules, of course).
 
This year, the solstice occurs at about 11:12 AM Universal Time on December 21, so we'll be celebrating that night, beginning at nightfall on Friday, December 21. Watch for the "Up All Night: A Technopagan Winter Solstice 2012" thread to appear right around then.
 
We usually choose a "non-theme": something to serve as a springboard to get ideas going. (For example, I think the non-theme “Sharing Food Around the E-Campfire” a few years back yielded the now infamous chocolate mug cake recipe that has become an Up All Night staple.) Non-themes can be freely ignored, hence the "non".

This year's non-theme, in honor of the Mayan calendar's final day (December 21, 2012--which some have taken as an expiration date for the planet), is "Apocalypse Now!" Interpret that any way you like. Start gathering your apocalyptic visions or, if you prefer, your best ideas for the new era about to dawn, and share them as we keep vigil to see if the world really ends. ;) (At least you won’t be caught napping if it does!)
 
For an idea of what goes on, you can see last year's all-night gabfest here:
http://www.ecauldron.com/forum/showthread.php?2186-Up-All-Night-A-Technopagan-Winter-Solstice-2011
 
(Keep in mind that that's only part of the night's buzz, as there's also usually a MUX chat here that night, where some of the best chatter happens.)
 
So...who's up for it this year?

This sounds like so much fun! I will definitely be joining in.

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