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It's November, and we have a lot to be thankful for. It's been a grand 15 years since we added the 2 in Everything2. It's been so long that the original Everything is but a glint in history's eye. We paved the way for a lot of modern websites, and it's been an incredible 15 years. Safe to say that this website hasn't exactly kept up with the times in terms of functionality or looks, but we still love it. This log is going to talk a bit about how we're modernizing things from here, and what this all means.

Last month, in root log: October 2014, I said that I was going to be working on writeup feedback, and I still am. I am taking a deep dive into the display code for how the writeup pages are generated. This is advancing a bit more of the modernization work I am pursuing, and it's all in all, a very good thing. I'm hoping to deliver on it this month, after I unsnarl some of the stuff in show content.

I haven't been root logging as much, but work is still continuing. A lot of work is…

White people in Japan don't aknowledge each other.

I also took the Shinkansen and visited Heian Shrine. And it was quiet. Quiet not because there was no one there, but because those that were, were hundreds of miles away. Their voices echoed off the rocks and ancient trees like cicada. I could see them at the corners of my vision, in gaps between the leaves, and wedged in the joints of the wooden temple pillars.

I took a walk around the gardens, and at around the halfway…

“For readers weary of literary fiction that dutifully obeys the laws of nature, here’s a story that stirs the Brothers Grimm and Salvador Dali with its claws.... as gorgeous as it is devastating.”
The Washington Post

In the House Upon the Dirt Between the Lake and the Woods, by Matt Bell
Soho Press, 2013
ISBN-10: 1616953721
ISBN-13: 978-1616953720

I’ll admit it. When I look for a novel