Inara: Mal, this isn't the ancient sea. You don't have to go down with your ship. Mal: She ain't going down. She ain't going anywhere.

'Out Of Gas'


Goodbye and Good Riddance 2023 Skiddoo

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


Laura - Dec 07, 2023 10:17:31 am PST #7 of 71
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 71
If Scooby Doo taught me anything, it's that the only thing to fear is real-estate developers.Lisa Simpson

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 71
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 71
If Scooby Doo taught me anything, it's that the only thing to fear is real-estate developers.Lisa Simpson

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 71
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 71
If Scooby Doo taught me anything, it's that the only thing to fear is real-estate developers.Lisa Simpson

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 71
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 71
If Scooby Doo taught me anything, it's that the only thing to fear is real-estate developers.Lisa Simpson

nothing hurts like missing a furry friend.


Jesse - Dec 18, 2023 1:25:35 pm PST #15 of 71
Sometimes I trip on how happy we could be.

Oh no, Consuela, I'm so sorry.


JenP - Dec 18, 2023 1:45:10 pm PST #16 of 71

Oh, I'm so sorry, Consuela.