ABOVE: Slowdive performing their song "Avalyn" live in Chicago on July 20, 2014. This is the song I take my name from. Photo credit: me!
The full photo album is on Facebook for your perusal.
Looking for new (to you) music? Have some! (all below written by me; most contain links to various songs)
Bold text indicates particularly important (to me) writeups.
Bands/performers: (ordered, descending, by date of writeup)
- Asobi Seksu
- SPC ECO
- Sunshine Blind
- The Sundays
- The Field Mice
- Single Gun Theory
- The Cure
- Android Lust
- Ian Curtis
- Queen Adreena
- Strawberry Switchblade
- VNV Nation
- Catherine Wheel
- Heather Nova
- Sarah McLachlan
- Nicole Blackman
- Trembling Blue Stars
- Assemblage 23
- Souvlaki by Slowdive
- Small Change by Tom Waits
- Bloodletting by Concrete Blonde
- Dead Inside by Golden Palominos
- Wish by The Cure
Noders I've Had The Distinct Pleasure of Meeting In The Real World™, although, sadly, a distressing number of those listed below have fled E2.
Noder count: 128 as of June 30, 2012.:
00100, Accipiter, alex, Altusmens, ameriwire, Andrew Aguecheek, androjen, artman2003, Auron, Auspice, BAR, Becca, belligerentmax, birdlace, Bitca, borgo, borgette, Brainwave, BriarCub, brassmule, BrooksMarlin, cahla, Caitiff, cbustapeck, ccunning, ch'i-lin, chaotic_poet, choco-tracy, Chris-O, Conventional oven, Cow Of Doom, craze, creases, danne, DataJunkie, discofever, disgruntledwren, divalessor, dizzy, duckrabbit, ducksauce, eien_meru, elephino, enth, evadyne, Feldar, Frankie, GhettoAardvark, Gorgonzola, greth, gwennlian, Hyphenated, Iconoplast, indigoe, Indra363, izubachi, Jack, jacob8er, jessicaj, jessicapierce, JetGirl, jethro bodine, Junkill, Jurph, karma_debt, karmaflux, JD, Katyana, LadySun, LaggedyAnne, kevi, Lucy-S, magicmanzach, mcc, Metacognizant, mock style, ModernAngel, mordel, NinjaPenguin, NoahPierce, nocte, Nora, No Springs, OldMiner, Orange Julius, panamaus, passport, Phyrkrakr, pitcher, provocateur, qousqous, QXZ, radlab0, Rapscallion, redbaker, RoguePoet, RyanMM, sauth, scarcatcher, Scout Finch, Scribe, Segnbora-t, Sessor, sighmoan, Siobhan, Spackle, sparklemuse, Strong_Bow79, Swap, swish girl, tandex, Templeton, thefez, Tiefling, Transitional Man, vandewal, Void_Ptr, Walter, Wiccanpiper, witchiepoo, WonkoDSane, Wuukiee, Xeerjat, yclept, Ysardo, zade, zaph, zophos, zot-fot-piq and _the_devil_.
Noders I've Had The Distinct Pleasure of Receiving Postal Mail From:
Noders I've Had The Distinct Pleasure of Speaking To On A Telephone, But Have Never Met:
- Squished tubers and dead bird: An orphans' Thanksgiving (2002 and 2003)
- We don't swim in yer toilet, so don't fuck us over or you'll need 2 wheelchairs, fool: An Partie (2003)
- HOT DAMN 3! nodestock (2003)
- jbo's party in Atlanta which doesn't have a writeup (2003)
- A Tail of Two Monkeys (2003)
- There and Back Again: Eating Our Way from Bag End to the Grey Havens, A Hobbit's Tale (2005)
- We miss our friends: A dysfunctional noder family reunion (2005)
- Children of the Corny 2: It's Still the Pelvic Thrust! (2005)
- There Goes the Neighborhood! 3: im in ur house eating ur f00dz (2007)
- Children of the Corny 5: 5'll get you 10! (2009)
- Noders By The Lake 2: I've Got This Nodermeet, and It's Fucking Golden (2010)
- I've also seen Nora and vandewal recently at non-E2-related events, most recently vandewal in Chicago in July 2014. Chicago in the summer is absolutely beautiful, btw. Oh, and RyanMM, who lives about 10 miles away, dropped by my house in late 2015 to sell me a kick-ass cable modem and wifi router. He runs his own IT business now, which is likely why he isn't around here much anymore. More's the pity, but waking life is more important.
I doubt I'll be attending any future gatherings. It's becoming increasingly difficult for me to function in any kind of social/crowd setting, even among people I know. It'd be easier on everyone if I just stayed home from now on. Besides, gatherings seem to have become pretty rare compared to the days of yore.
- January 28, 2002: Level 1
- March 5, 2002: Level 2
- April 8, 2002: Level 3
- August 19, 2002: Level 4
- October 21, 2002: Level 5 (via Honor Roll)
- December 15, 2003: Level 6
- November 9, 2004: Content Editor Powers Activate!
- July 13, 2006: Ascension to godhood.
- February 29, 2008: Level 7 (via Writeup Bonus)
- October 30, 2008: Level 13 (via XP recalculation)
- April 7, 2011: Level 14
- January 7, 2014: Level 15
- December 29, 2014: Level 21 (via some code change or another)
- November 9, 2015: Level 22