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Is anyone still around? I'd like to get in touch with some of my old RaTs friends but I'm not sure where to find any of you these days.


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Aug. 12th, 2018 09:30 am (UTC)
I missed you! I check lj every once in a while but don‘t really use it anymore.
Aug. 12th, 2018 06:37 pm (UTC)
I miss you too, how have you been? I don't use lj anymore either, but I still have the email notifications on for RaTs just in case.
Aug. 14th, 2018 04:24 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I have them on for rats too. I'm okay, nothing super interesting to tell. I have been trying to write a little recently and I always find myself going back to the rats prompt lists :) do you use whatsapp or telegram or any other means of communication more convenient than lj?
Aug. 14th, 2018 06:27 pm (UTC)
Not much interesting here either. I'm determined to get back to writing when kids are in school again though. Marty and I started working on a mobile game this spring and I've been mulling over thoughts of bringing prompts or writing to some sort of app.

I mostly use Line now for chatting since that's the most popular app in my current gaming circles. My id there is ul_kairn. I'm open to trying other apps too though.
Aug. 18th, 2018 10:19 pm (UTC)
I'm here. *waves*

Aug. 20th, 2018 04:11 pm (UTC)
Hi! I've missed you, how have you been?
Aug. 20th, 2018 05:58 pm (UTC)
It's been a very tough year.

I hurt my back late last year, hurt my shoulder at work in April and ended up on L&I for a full 3 months and am still on restrictions at work and can only work 4 hours a day and lift 10 pounds.

My mom passed away in June after months of going downhill and a whole bunch of issues with that. My sister and I had to put her into an adult family home because we couldn't take care of her anymore and she couldn't take care of herself. She had a habit of falling and once she was down, she couldn't get herself up and we couldn't get her up. We became well known to the local fire station and knew pretty much every single firefighter there. It was a bloody nightmare.

Whew. And there's several months left in the year.

The only positive in all this is I've been writing again. I did Camp NaNo in July and wrote over 50k and I've been working on some unfinished pieces for some of my RaTs canons, including one where Lulu finds out she's pregnant.

How have you been? How are your girls?
Aug. 22nd, 2018 03:23 pm (UTC)
Oh wow, I'm sorry to hear that, it sounds like an incredibly rough year. I really hope things start looking up for you and I'm glad you're writing again.

We're just getting ready for school here. I can't believe I have a high schooler this year (I'm already beating my head against the wall with their special ed dept) and it's my last year with one in grade school. Marty had shoulder surgery in June and just got back to work last week. He's doing pretty well now, but we didn't do much all summer. I really want to get back to writing or programming or something once everyone is settled back in their routines.
Aug. 22nd, 2018 11:48 pm (UTC)

The weird thing is just wondering what in hell am I going to do now? I've been taking care of my mother for so long and put my life on hold for nearly ten years. There's a lot of uncertainty and wondering.

Wow, high school already? Time sure flies by.

Do you still want to work on Kairn and company or something new? I've missed reading about your crew.
Sep. 10th, 2018 06:06 pm (UTC)
sorry I disappeared again, we had a couple of busy weeks getting everyone ready and starting school

I know exactly what you mean about feeling like you put your life on hold and wondering where the time went.

I have a project I've been thinking about and I really want to do it but the way things have gone the last few years with trying to do anything I'm hesitant. It would require more than just me and I'd love to get everybody fired up and writing but I'm also afraid I'll end up not holding up my end and don't want to disappoint. I've been working with a programming engine for mobile apps and thinking about trying to do something writing related with that.

As far as stories, I'd like to pick Kairn and friends back up but there are a few other ideas I'd like to play with too. I've been playing in an MMO the last few years as both Kairn and Lyssa and I keep thinking I should start writing them again.
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Jan. 2nd, 2019 05:32 am (UTC)
I'm sorry, that has to be so rough :(

Hi to all! I have Discord but have only used it a few times. I will come by though! (My id is jellymin#2931)

I totally understand everyone's desire to ditch lj, I haven't been on here in ages either.

Edited at 2019-01-02 05:34 am (UTC)
Jan. 1st, 2019 09:11 am (UTC)
Late to the party, but I'm still floating around too. Trying to get writing again...
Jan. 2nd, 2019 06:08 am (UTC)
Hi! I miss you!

Come find me on Line (ul_kairn)? Or I'm going to check out the discord chat Roisin mentioned so I'll have that open too (jellymin#2931) or let me know where I can find you?
Jan. 5th, 2019 01:39 am (UTC)
Hey, if you want the link to Discord, message me.
Aug. 15th, 2019 07:38 pm (UTC)
Passing by. I'm still writing! Most is on my website - https://lilaclynx.neocities.org/ - including Manifestations, which has some fancy background stuff now.

These days I go by Kalium but it's still me!

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