There are at least a few good reasons for this: I've been mulling over some ideas for NaNoWriMo next month, as well having a long-form post about ecology in black metal well underway.
But mainly it's because I've been unwell. Not with the confined-to-quarters flu, let alone anything serious, but a nagging, consistent lack of energy. I hoped that I would shake it off but it's finally forced me to spend the first half of this week resting.
Lesson learned: I need to get better at recognizing my own limits and listen to those who care for me when they tell me to slow down.
At any rate, the batteries are recharging again, thanks to enforced rest, so stand by for some more posts in the coming days.
Here are a few things I've wanted to post about but have fallen foul of the above
Happy Ada Lovelace Day today!
By Original watercolor portrait (Ada lovelace.jpg): Alfred Edward Chalon Woodcut-style graphic (Ada Lovelace.tif): Colin Adams, for the Ada Initiative SVG conversion (Ada Lovelace.svg): Fred the Oyster Colorization: Kaldari (Own work) [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons
Terrorizer comes out (ahem) against homophobia in metal (kudos where kudos is due - and I'd much rather be praising them than otherwise)
And last, but by no means least, this news just in.
Can's Yoo Doo Right is one of the greatest love songs of the twentieth century. Discuss.
— Tim Atkinson (@Magpiemoth) October 7, 2014