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Author Topic: Up All Night: A Technopagan Solstice Celebration 2016  (Read 7495 times)

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Re: Up All Night: A Technopagan Solstice Celebration 2016
« Reply #90 on: December 21, 2016, 07:29:55 am »
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But, here, have a confirmation in the form of the very first UAN thread, on the archive forum.

 
And here is the point at which a thread about solstice traditions coalesced into Altair sharing the lightbulb over his head. Thus is a tradition conceived!

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Re: Up All Night: A Technopagan Solstice Celebration 2016
« Reply #91 on: December 21, 2016, 07:31:45 am »
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I passed out sometime after 5:40 this morning after getting some writing done on my tablet. And I was a good muffin and backed it all up to my desktop.....


Fell asleep somewhere around 11:45 because I thought I'd be going to work. Got up at 5 to let the dogs out and found a note slipped under my door. I think Mom's condition was worse than I thought. No work for me today, I'll be at hospice with my family.

But the sun has risen. And it looks lovely. Blessed Solstice!
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Re: Up All Night: A Technopagan Solstice Celebration 2016
« Reply #92 on: December 21, 2016, 07:37:25 am »
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Good luck to the rest of you still hanging in there!


4:30 am here.  Just watched Mad Max: Fury Road so I'm all octaned and guzzolined for the home stretch.  I just might make it this year!

Right now I'm doing some writing-- okay, okay, keyboard-plinking, really-- and sipping an Arrogant Bastard.  ALL the presents are wrapped.  It's been a great Soulstice night!

Thanks to you, Mr Cooper, for orchestrating this badassery.  Rest well.  You've earned it.
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Re: Up All Night: A Technopagan Solstice Celebration 2016
« Reply #93 on: December 21, 2016, 07:40:08 am »
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I'll be at hospice with my family.


Shit.  Been there, and I am so sorry.  Love & prayers for you & yours.
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Re: Up All Night: A Technopagan Solstice Celebration 2016
« Reply #94 on: December 21, 2016, 08:31:02 am »
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Fell asleep somewhere around 11:45 because I thought I'd be going to work. Got up at 5 to let the dogs out and found a note slipped under my door. I think Mom's condition was worse than I thought. No work for me today, I'll be at hospice with my family.

 
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Re: Up All Night: A Technopagan Solstice Celebration 2016
« Reply #95 on: December 21, 2016, 10:07:22 am »
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Half an hour to go, and there is light in the eastern sky.

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Re: Up All Night: A Technopagan Solstice Celebration 2016
« Reply #96 on: December 21, 2016, 10:50:31 am »
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Half an hour to go, and there is light in the eastern sky.

 
Sol Invictus!

The sun has risen on Calgary, and I shall now fall over.

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Re: Up All Night: A Technopagan Solstice Celebration 2016
« Reply #97 on: December 21, 2016, 11:23:04 am »
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Sol Invictus!

The sun has risen on Calgary, and I shall now fall over.

Sunflower

 
Despite it being cloudy and a bit rainy here in Vancouver, the sun has indeed risen.

We made it through!

And now time for Morag to collapse.
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Re: Up All Night: A Technopagan Solstice Celebration 2016
« Reply #98 on: December 21, 2016, 11:36:08 am »
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Despite it being cloudy and a bit rainy here in Vancouver, the sun has indeed risen.

We made it through!

And now time for Morag to collapse.
I didn't make it*. Fell asleep around 1:30 and woke up at 9:30 to Fiancé telling me to clean the dog bed that got covered in vomit. Oh well. At least I got roughly 8 hours of sleep. But we have a train to NYC to go catch as soon as dearest father-in-law gets here. Gods only know what he has planned for the day before the dinner reservation.

*I also knew I wouldn't be able to, so I didn't bother. Next year for the 10th anniversary I'll actually make plans around it.
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Re: Up All Night: A Technopagan Solstice Celebration 2016
« Reply #99 on: December 21, 2016, 12:24:10 pm »
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I didn't make it*. Fell asleep around 1:30 and woke up at 9:30 to Fiancé telling me to clean the dog bed that got covered in vomit. Oh well. At least I got roughly 8 hours of sleep. But we have a train to NYC to go catch as soon as dearest father-in-law gets here. Gods only know what he has planned for the day before the dinner reservation.

I think you mentioned you'll be seeing the Rockefeller Center Xmas tree; I love that you'll literally be steps away from me--my workplace is 2 blocks from the tree--if I'd actually bothered to go to work today, as opposed to calling in sick.
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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: Up All Night: A Technopagan Solstice Celebration 2016
« Reply #100 on: December 21, 2016, 12:29:20 pm »
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I think you mentioned you'll be seeing the Rockefeller Center Xmas tree; I love that you'll literally be steps away from me--my workplace is 2 blocks from the tree--if I'd actually bothered to go to work today, as opposed to calling in sick.
Haha yeah, but our dinner reservations aren't until 7:45 but we're on our way to the train station now. So we'll be doing a lot of walking around. -_-
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Re: Up All Night: A Technopagan Solstice Celebration 2016
« Reply #101 on: December 21, 2016, 01:34:18 pm »
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Despite it being cloudy and a bit rainy here in Vancouver, the sun has indeed risen.

We made it through!

And now time for Morag to collapse.

 
I woke up juuust in time to see that it was in fact dawn.

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Re: Up All Night: A Technopagan Solstice Celebration 2016
« Reply #102 on: December 21, 2016, 04:56:23 pm »
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I woke up juuust in time to see that it was in fact dawn.


And with that, I think it's safe to say that daybreak after the night of the solstice has come and gone in all jurisdictions across the globe, bringing 2016's edition of Up All Night: A Technopagan Winter Solstice to a close.

I want to thank everyone who participated, whether in the thread or in chat, whether for a quick minute or the whole duration...and special thanks to Randall and Lyric, for giving us the space year after year to have our little cyberparty! I for one am so grateful to all you guys for making it so much easier (and more fun!) to get through what could be a grueling night.

Until next year, when, as Sunflower has so ably pointed out, it will be UAN's 10th anniversary, I leave you with our traditional closing benediction:

A SOLSTICE ADDENDUM

The sun has raised its shining head
Get your sorry ass to bed!
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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