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Author Topic: Get Ready! "Up All Night: A Technopagan Winter Solstice" 2011 edition, coming soon  (Read 9469 times)

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I'm delighted to hear it, Tana! You're one of the people I rely on for the early "march of darkness" reports.

 
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I believe the original mug cake maker--the one who first introduced it at an "Up All Night" many years ago--was Folksymama.

 
It was, indeed!  In '08, I see, from my bookmark.

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So...who's up for it this year?


Well, I'll certainly see what I can do.  I'll be working a regular schedule that week so I don't think I'll be able to stay up all night but I'll do my best to stop in and say hi.  I even have another recipe to share, cookies this time, though I wouldn't be surprised if it's already found it's way here (a quick search of both forums seems to indicate otherwise).
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So...who's up for it this year?

 
I'm considering breaking my usual "no electronics" rule so I can do this this solstice...

Not to de-rail the thread, but I was wondering if anyone was doing the solstice card exchange this year?


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In previous years, we've done "non-themes": sharing recipes one year, sharing stories around our "virtual campfire" the next, sharing the night's photos/images last year, etc. Non-themes are, as the name suggests, non-binding--just a starting point to get ideas going. (Recipes always seem to come up no matter what the non-theme...chocolate mug cake, anyone?) Any ideas for a non-theme for this year? Chime in, please!


I'm participating in Miss Dirty's Sviata Vechera Challenge so I recommend what type of foods are being made to celebrate the solstice. (I have a lot of foods being made, BTW.)

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This year, the solstice occurs at about 5:30 AM Universal Time on December 22, so we'll be celebrating the night before, beginning at nightfall on Wednesday, December 21. Watch for the "Up All Night: A Technopagan Winter Solstice" thread to appear right around then.

For an idea of what goes on, you can see last year's all-night gabfest on the old board, here:
http://www.ecauldron.net/forum/index.php?topic=14887.0

So...who's up for it this year?

 
I will participate. I doubt I'll do the 'up all night' aspect. I have to do a lot of cooking for the 22nd, 23rd, and 24th so I can participate in the challenge. As someone who is JUST NOT GOOD at cooking, I need as much rest beforehand as possible!
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More fool they.  A well-made stew is the food of the (earthy) gods!

Also, you said you found this Metis cookbook on the 'Net, but you didn't give a link?  Please share!


No, it's mine! All mine! Mwahahaha!

http://www.metisyouthexpressions.ca/documents/Cookbook_SecondEdition.pdf It's a pdf version. :)

Re: Mug Cake

Oh man, I remember making them! :D I know me and J ended up having to alter the recipe a bit, because 5 minutes was way too long in the end and burnt in our microwaves. :( There were a lot of mugs to clean that night. :)
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People with better chat skills than I also do a MUX chat here that night. (I'm going to have to learn how to do that, so I can participate in that aspect...I missed a lot of the best chatter last year by being MUX-clueless.)


Sounds like I should get a MUX account then and figure out how to work it....

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So...who's up for it this year?


I definitely am!
 
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I plan - either in preparation for Up All Night, or, if I don't get it done by then, while it's going on - to edit the Mug Cake article that Morag put in the TC Wiki to include much of that info, and links to the rest.  I doubt I'd have thought of it if Morag hadn't laid the foundation, so yay Morag!

 
I think this is a fantastic idea. And not just because I like seeing the word "yay" next to my name. ^_^

Also, I may have to stock up on mugs. Value Village ahoy!
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No, it's mine! All mine! Mwahahaha!

http://www.metisyouthexpressions.ca/documents/Cookbook_SecondEdition.pdf It's a pdf version. :)


Merci!  (And, looks like an interesting site it's on, too!)

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Oh man, I remember making them! :D I know me and J ended up having to alter the recipe a bit, because 5 minutes was way too long in the end and burnt in our microwaves. :( There were a lot of mugs to clean that night. :)

 
I believe your notes about the experimentation/adjustments are among the Mug Cake Lore I plan to include - at least, someone's extensive experimenting was noted in one of the threads, and you being the someone sounds familiar.

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So...who's up for it this year?


I have to take my son to the airport for a red-eye flight that evening, so I'll be around for a while earlier in the evening, then maybe again when I get back from SeaTac.  Not making any promises at this point, but I'm gonna try.

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How about sharing songs or videos that get us in the spirit?


OMG, Juni, I have just found the most priceless contribution for this year's non-theme that you devised. This music video has the advantage of stirring up nausea, controversy, and Hysterical Laughter From Beyond, all at the same time.

I'm going to have a very difficult time sitting on this until the solstice. Be warned!
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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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OMG, Juni, I have just found the most priceless contribution for this year's non-theme that you devised. This music video has the advantage of stirring up nausea, controversy, and Hysterical Laughter From Beyond, all at the same time.

I'm going to have a very difficult time sitting on this until the solstice. Be warned!

 
Awesome! :D: I'm still not sure what I'm going to share.
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So...who's up for it this year?

 
I'm in and cannot wait!
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Well I'm no longer working full days and my college's winter break is at that time, so YES! :D I'm incredibly excited this year.

Spurred on by Ms. Graveyard Dirt's Holy Supper Challenge, I'll be making a meal for my ancestors as well as myself (and my family, but the're unlikely to participate since we don't eat stew in this house, much less something with game in it, which is what I'm aiming for), and using a Metis cookbook I was able to find on the net.

I also want to see if I can get a tiny Christmas tree to decorate pagan-style (what does that mean? I don't know yet!), and set up a Winter altar this year that will take up a part of my room.

I hope to have all this done in time for the Solstice. Wish me luck! :P


I'm also excited to do the techno Pagan event. It would be a good way to relax after finals and to stay up all late. I can now sleep in.  yay.  It like new years eve and the beginning of my conversion into a new religion and new me. I might light some candles.
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OMG, Juni, I have just found the most priceless contribution for this year's non-theme that you devised. This music video has the advantage of stirring up nausea, controversy, and Hysterical Laughter From Beyond, all at the same time.

I'm going to have a very difficult time sitting on this until the solstice. Be warned!

 
I like the idea of sharing some videos...
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I'm in and cannot wait!

 
Update:  I'm not quite as in as I thought I'd be.  JFP will be visiting then (yay!!), so while I'll check in from time to time, I doubt I'll be hanging around chatting.  There's a good chance that we'll be doing the Up All Night part (or as far as we can get, anyway), but we'd be sharing a computer, and will want to pay more attention to each other anyway.

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