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Re: Up All Night: A Technopagan Winter Solstice 2012
« Reply #15 on: December 21, 2012, 07:39:25 am »
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So if you’re trying to stay up till dawn, or just want to pop in to converse with those of us who are, this is the place! (Or if you're lucky enough to be in the Southern Hemisphere, enjoying the warmth and sun of summer solstice, tell us what we're missing!)

 
Hey guys! I'm just popping in from Aussie to say hi. It's almost midnight here and I've decided to spend my last minutes on earth watching funny YouTube videos. May as well end the universe with a laugh.

Just kidding. I have no excuse for watching so many YouTube videos.

Hope you all enjoy the coming solstice and holidays.

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Re: Up All Night: A Technopagan Winter Solstice 2012
« Reply #16 on: December 21, 2012, 07:46:07 am »
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And in keeping with our non-theme of "Apocalypse Now", here's my first contribution:



Or...

\'You had to repay, good or bad. There was more than one type of obligation.
That’s what people never really understood.….Things had to balance.
You couldn’t set out to be a good witch or a bad witch. It never worked out for long.
All you could try to be was a witch, as hard as you could.\'
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Re: Up All Night: A Technopagan Winter Solstice 2012
« Reply #17 on: December 21, 2012, 07:48:29 am »
\'You had to repay, good or bad. There was more than one type of obligation.
That’s what people never really understood.….Things had to balance.
You couldn’t set out to be a good witch or a bad witch. It never worked out for long.
All you could try to be was a witch, as hard as you could.\'
Terry Pratchett \'Lords and Ladies\'

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Re: Up All Night: A Technopagan Winter Solstice 2012
« Reply #18 on: December 21, 2012, 08:23:02 am »
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Oh and:

http://witchydiary.wordpress.com/2012/12/21/bang-kaboom-boing/

 
Literal LOL!  Not that I've never seen it, just that its application here is so very appropriate.

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I'm not sure how my UAN participation is going to go.  I've been just letting my body do what it wants, sleep/wake-wise (and am definitely less stressed/depressed as a result, which was the point), and have already been up since about 2130 MST.  I may try for a nap in the afternoon, though I've never been good at naps; my body says either, "It's not sleep time yet," and doesn't, or it says, "Oh, it's sleep time now?  Okay, if you say so," and I'm out for several hours.

So I guess I'm around when I'm around, and not when I'm not, and if I manage to stay up for a good chunk of UAN but not until local sunrise, it's a win.

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Re: Up All Night: A Technopagan Winter Solstice 2012
« Reply #19 on: December 21, 2012, 09:05:29 am »
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Literal LOL!  Not that I've never seen it, just that its application here is so very appropriate.


Glad to give reason for a legit LoL. :D:

OK, folks - the countdown starts.
Sunset is officially on 15:53 h.

Now it's 3:04 - less than an hour.

Sky's just as clouded as last year, I'll try to take a pic later, but I don't think there will be much to be seen.
\'You had to repay, good or bad. There was more than one type of obligation.
That’s what people never really understood.….Things had to balance.
You couldn’t set out to be a good witch or a bad witch. It never worked out for long.
All you could try to be was a witch, as hard as you could.\'
Terry Pratchett \'Lords and Ladies\'

Confuzzled and proud. :p

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Re: Up All Night: A Technopagan Winter Solstice 2012
« Reply #20 on: December 21, 2012, 09:19:31 am »
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Glad to give reason for a legit LoL. :D:

OK, folks - the countdown starts.
Sunset is officially on 15:53 h.

Now it's 3:04 - less than an hour.

Sky's just as clouded as last year, I'll try to take a pic later, but I don't think there will be much to be seen.

 
Sunset's at 3.50 here. I must go and do a house blessing, offerings to the fae, and a quick walk to look for holly before the sun goes down. Happy Alban Arthuan, all!
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Re: Up All Night: A Technopagan Winter Solstice 2012
« Reply #21 on: December 21, 2012, 09:20:24 am »
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Here, first picture of the night - evening.
I'll update this blog post over the evening.

http://witchydiary.wordpress.com/2012/12/21/up-all-night-a-technopagan-winter-solstice-2012/
\'You had to repay, good or bad. There was more than one type of obligation.
That’s what people never really understood.….Things had to balance.
You couldn’t set out to be a good witch or a bad witch. It never worked out for long.
All you could try to be was a witch, as hard as you could.\'
Terry Pratchett \'Lords and Ladies\'

Confuzzled and proud. :p

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Re: Up All Night: A Technopagan Winter Solstice 2012
« Reply #22 on: December 21, 2012, 09:20:52 am »
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Sunset's at 3.50 here. I must go and do a house blessing, offerings to the fae, and a quick walk to look for holly before the sun goes down. Happy Alban Arthuan, all!


To you, too!
Busy witchy, I am still working on business stuff. Meh...
\'You had to repay, good or bad. There was more than one type of obligation.
That’s what people never really understood.….Things had to balance.
You couldn’t set out to be a good witch or a bad witch. It never worked out for long.
All you could try to be was a witch, as hard as you could.\'
Terry Pratchett \'Lords and Ladies\'

Confuzzled and proud. :p

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Re: Up All Night: A Technopagan Winter Solstice 2012
« Reply #23 on: December 21, 2012, 09:35:04 am »
Quote from: Tana;85969
Glad to give reason for a legit LoL. :D:

OK, folks - the countdown starts.
Sunset is officially on 15:53 h.

Now it's 3:04 - less than an hour.

Sky's just as clouded as last year, I'll try to take a pic later, but I don't think there will be much to be seen.

 
Tana, as always, thanks for being our trusty vanguard!
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 Winter Solstice 2012
« Reply #24 on: December 21, 2012, 09:57:32 am »
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Tana, as always, thanks for being our trusty vanguard!


My pleasure. :)
\'You had to repay, good or bad. There was more than one type of obligation.
That’s what people never really understood.….Things had to balance.
You couldn’t set out to be a good witch or a bad witch. It never worked out for long.
All you could try to be was a witch, as hard as you could.\'
Terry Pratchett \'Lords and Ladies\'

Confuzzled and proud. :p

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Re: Up All Night: A Technopagan Winter Solstice 2012
« Reply #25 on: December 21, 2012, 10:35:17 am »
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So I guess I'm around when I'm around, and not when I'm not, and if I manage to stay up for a good chunk of UAN but not until local sunrise, it's a win.

Sunflower

 
Same here. I had planned to stay up night, but after the events of this past week, I don't think I'm going to make till sunrise.

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Re: Up All Night: A Technopagan Winter Solstice 2012
« Reply #26 on: December 21, 2012, 10:53:09 am »
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Same here. I had planned to stay up night, but after the events of this past week, I don't think I'm going to make till sunrise.

 
It's 16:49, it is definitely dark outside, with a clear almost-halfmoon. Icy cold, -5C.

I'm considering staying up - for the first time in years I'm not going to work either the night of the solstice (and being exhausted) or the day after (and being in dire need of sleep). On the other hand, guests are coming tomorrow who might not appreciate me being asleep all day. We will see.
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Re: Up All Night: A Technopagan Winter Solstice 2012
« Reply #27 on: December 21, 2012, 10:59:59 am »
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Here, first picture of the night - evening.
I'll update this blog post over the evening.

http://witchydiary.wordpress.com/2012/12/21/up-all-night-a-technopagan-winter-solstice-2012/


Thanks for the photo! It makes the solstice in another part of the world feel more real.

The sky looks just like NYC's today, though here the clouds are starting to break up a bit.
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 Winter Solstice 2012
« Reply #28 on: December 21, 2012, 11:02:14 am »
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Thanks for the photo! It makes the solstice in another part of the world feel more real.

The sky looks just like NYC's today, though here the clouds are starting to break up a bit.

 
South Carolina at 11am is brightly sunny with high COLD winds. I'll probably be up most of the night but since I don't have a home computer, I won't be on the boards tonight.

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Re: Up All Night: A Technopagan Winter Solstice 2012
« Reply #29 on: December 21, 2012, 11:03:34 am »
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Thanks for the photo! It makes the solstice in another part of the world feel more real.

The sky looks just like NYC's today, though here the clouds are starting to break up a bit.


Well, dark now. Inky-blue-black. It'll be bit darker yet.
My husband and I start our 'art frenzy' (= use as much of all the stashed away craft and art supplies as possible.)

Pictures will follow.
\'You had to repay, good or bad. There was more than one type of obligation.
That’s what people never really understood.….Things had to balance.
You couldn’t set out to be a good witch or a bad witch. It never worked out for long.
All you could try to be was a witch, as hard as you could.\'
Terry Pratchett \'Lords and Ladies\'

Confuzzled and proud. :p

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