Issue #6 – Sorry, Love. Gotta save the world.

Dear Internet,
Sit! I have a lot to tell you as it has been five whole months, so you know there is a lot! The theme this letter is Kingsman: The Secret Service, which came out in February and which I totally loved. The best description I have heard about the movie is it’s a Hogwarts for James Bond. ‘Nuff said.

So what’s been going on? The #teamharpy case has been dismissed, which of course brought out a lot of the Men’s Rights Advocates and general trolls to my little world. With the increase of every step of mine being watched, I pulled down contact info outside of social media an TheExHusband locked down my sites to near draconian measures. I also deliberately went offline for a few weeks, which helped but not enough as the esteemed plaintiff has been posting the apologies, along with repeating the trolling words, across the web. This includes places such as Google+ (I know, right! Who in the hell still uses this service? Futurists apparently.), Slideshare, LinkedIN, and so forth and so on.

With that tidbit, he’s been posting our legal names attached to the case so that if you do a Google search for either of us, up comes his pages. It’s been a social media nightmare to combat it but you know, if I am anything I am perseverance personified. Surprising to many, I’m sure, I’ve been remaining classy as hell by not raising to his bait. The blow back from the case’s dismissal has lessened considerably over the past few months as we’ve become mere detritus in the wild world of the Internet. Truthfully? A lot of traffic was sent to my little website into the thousands daily but I knew they were there to see a train wreck and when one wasn’t immediate, traffic petered out. This is what makes me happy — things are back to the intimacy I so adore.

In other news, my personal life has been all over the place. With the house having been sold, the divorce finalized, and me back on the hunt for a job, things have been a titch nuts. Until recently, I’ve been commuting in a triangle between three states and a few weeks back, narrowed it down to two (mostly). It’s been a waiting game until I find a job, so there is that little piece in the pie that needs to be filled. Hey, I’m available if you know of anyone looking for a librarian!

Overall, things have been relatively quiet despite the apparent chaos. I mediate when I remember, I yoga when I find space, I write when I have a pencil or a keyboard in front of me, and I take my drugs daily. I’m working towards a lot of inner peace because I never want to repeat the last year. Ever. Now on to other things.

 

Not much has been going on in the world of Skaldic Press other than the release of The Lisa Chronicles, Vol. 1 back in January. I should have been working on Vol. 2, but as you might have guessed, things have been a bit hectic over here. Future plans include getting Vol 2. up before the fall and well, that’s about it. I need to sit down and really think what I want to do with this empire of mine and come up with a few ideas. I do know that I want to keep writing and continue submitting so there is hope yet.

Not much has been going on in the world of Skaldic Press other than the release of The Lisa Chronicles, Vol. 1 back in January. I should have been working on Vol. 2, but as you might have guessed, things have been a bit hectic over here. Future plans include getting Vol 2. up before the fall and well, that’s about it. I need to sit down and really think what I want to do with this empire of mine and come up with a few ideas. I do know that I want to keep writing and continue submitting so there is hope yet.

News from Exit, Pursued by a Bear since we last met:
First, a new header! This shouldn’t be as exciting as it is but consider I’ve only slightly tweaked the journal’s appearance in the three years I’ve been steadily writing here, including headers, it’s a very big deal. The photo comes (with permission) from Forgotten Heritage Photography, whose schtick is to stalk the UK and Europe looking for forgotten buildings and places, cataloging them via pictures.

There have been twenty-five new entries since our last meeting, which I agree is a bit much to list here. I would highly recommend you check out the archives to catch up. Of course I am hoping to get this newsletter out on a more regular basis (at least monthly) thus the next time we see each other, things will be a bit more manageable. I promise.

One thing I’m pretty excited about is I’ve overhauled Collection of Cunning Curiosities by ditching the pre-modern English spelling into contemporary English. I also ditched a lot of the categories within the entry to just fanciful delights I’ve come across that week. Some examples are a necklace of the map of the world, a Kickstarter for a new anthology of girl lead comics, an octopus who curls up inside of a coconut shell, and a weekly curated mixtape of the best songs on the Internets, which I’ve been listening to as I write this.

That’s it for me and with that, I bid you adieu!

xoxo,
Lisa