You never know if a girl's gonna say 'yes', or if she's gonna laugh in your face and pull out your still-beating heart and crush it into the ground with her heel.

Xander ,'Help'


Goodbye and Good Riddance 2023 Skiddoo

Take stock, reflect, butch, moan, vent. We are all here for it.


Matt the Bruins fan - Dec 07, 2023 7:53:10 am PST #5 of 77
"You should never say bad things about the dead, only good… Joan Crawford is dead. Good.” —Bette Davis

Time for you to blow, 2023! We'll be out on parole soon!


erikaj - Dec 07, 2023 9:48:50 am PST #6 of 77
I'm a fucking amazing catch!--Fiona Gallagher, Shameless(US)

After a great deal of struggle in the beginning, for me, personally, it settled into what feels like my thousandth "rebuilding year" in a row...if I were a team they'd make me move by now. But I did handle some stuff. I wrote 150,000 words this year, cleaned out my bookshelves, and got through a whole year without a financial foul-up(After previously deciding that about one a year was probably inevitable.) So, at least there was some actual rebuilding. The whole 'seeking rejection" thing was a mixed bag. Don't know how anybody learns anything from the computer-generated happy-talk that I usually get back from these things...if you love me and my work so much, say yes once in a while! But they no longer feel like an assault upon my person so I guess that helped,


Laura - Dec 07, 2023 10:17:31 am PST #7 of 77
Our wings are not tired.

I'd say handling stuff, writing bunches, and not having any disasters would count as a good year. Well done!


erikaj - Dec 07, 2023 10:28:50 am PST #8 of 77
I'm a fucking amazing catch!--Fiona Gallagher, Shameless(US)

One time, I want to know what a great one feels like, though. Although, for a lot of reasons, it's okay it's not this one.


Calli - Dec 07, 2023 6:05:18 pm PST #9 of 77
I must obey the inscrutable exhortations of my soul—Calvin and Hobbs

I wrote 150,000 words this year
Wow, erikaj, that’s amazing!


erikaj - Dec 08, 2023 10:03:07 am PST #10 of 77
I'm a fucking amazing catch!--Fiona Gallagher, Shameless(US)

Strangely enough, keeping count was one of the hardest things, so maybe I was actually slightly short. But I am giving it to myself anyway because there are that few times that I set a goal and kept it, as a grown person.(Kind of wishing the feelings that powered my pen/keyboard weren't quite so heavy, but maybe it helped me manage. Still, it wouldn't hurt to have a few thoughts on joy next year.)


smonster - Dec 08, 2023 3:20:01 pm PST #11 of 77
We won’t stop until everyone is gay.

erika, that is super impressive.

I'm not even sure I have the words for this year.

Right there with you. And I’m not exactly looking forward to the holidays for a number of reasons.


erikaj - Dec 08, 2023 4:13:53 pm PST #12 of 77
I'm a fucking amazing catch!--Fiona Gallagher, Shameless(US)

Thanks. Was prepared to have it be a worthy goal that I didn't quite reach, so it was good, either way.


Consuela - Dec 18, 2023 12:42:31 pm PST #13 of 77
We are Buffistas. This isn't our first apocalypse. -- Pix

This year wasn't so bad except that work is A LOT, and my dog died on Saturday night.

So from my current perspective, it kinda sucks.


erikaj - Dec 18, 2023 1:05:35 pm PST #14 of 77
I'm a fucking amazing catch!--Fiona Gallagher, Shameless(US)

nothing hurts like missing a furry friend.