October 12th, 2006

ffx - auron with nooj

Wrapping up DSHnD

As of yesterday, with the posting of a brief epilogue, DSHnD is now complete.

Happy, sad, accomplished, bereft, bewildered ("What do you mean, 'it's done'? How can that even be possible?"), grateful (to readers and cheerleaders and always, always Ikon), drained, content... too many emotions to pick just one.

I had been joking with various friends about throwing some sort of wrap party when the story was finally finished, but now that I'm here, various RL stresses have me too wiped out to even contemplate it right now. So I'll just content myself with this official marker entry (which should have been made yesterday, but, again, RL. Such a bore, that RL). And with thanking you all again. Thank you. Again.
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Boy mayor report (or: a hairy political issue)

It has often been said that only in San Francisco would the candidates' hair become an actual issue in electoral politics. And yet, that's exactly what happened in 2003, when Gavin Newsom ran against Matt Gonzalez. Gonzalez had floppy, messy hair; Newsom a very polished, gelled look. All kinds of articles and discussion about whether it was indicitive of personality differences and whatnot. In the end I voted for Newsom and have never regretted it, too much gel or no. And I don't mind the helmet head look so much; it works for him.

But still, when the mayor goes out for the first time without his shellacking, it's big news. All over.

And, I kinda have to say: rowr. Floppy hair and glasses? Count me in.