Moving House

HS Wift

I have been HS Wift for the longest time now, through some of the darkest hours I have known, and it warms my heart to know that the light that led me through lives on still.

May it never die.


Anyone who has moved house before will know the way it goes.

You walk through the old house, flooded with nostalgia, reliving the memories you shared there. All the stories you shared. The romances, the fights... the ice cream.

And as you pass once more past familiar walls, tread once more on familiar floors, you realise. This house, this strange and wonderful house, it served its purpose. It gave you a place to grow and thrive and develop into who you are today.

As you head to the new house, you allow yourself to feel sad once more, knowing that you'll likely never see that house again. But when you arrive at the new house, you begin to explore.

You encounter somewhat familiar architecture. This new house, it seems to have doors, and windows, and walls. Things you can recognise and relate to. This new house is different. Not better, and not worse, just... different.

And maybe, just maybe, it can be strange and wonderful too.


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Fantasist

Fantasist

Awwwww! This was so nostalgic and gracefully written. A very nicely paid homage to the old house and a welcome to the new

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ethelthefrog

ethelthefrog

Seems to be a recurring theme for me, but we've still got the decorators in, and there's an entire couple of rooms still missing. The space we have is livable though, and we've got some great coffee brewing in the kitchen. We will never forget our old houses and the joy we experienced there. Our shared history is full of great memories

A delicately placed piece of writing.

  • #223 Posted 4 years ago
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HS Wift

HS Wift

Speaking of missing rooms, I know my way around a coding language or two. If there's anything I can do to help, please let me know. If there's something I can do to help make sure that creative souls have a safe environment to exist and grow, then I want to be doing it.

  • #226 Posted 4 years ago
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ethelthefrog

ethelthefrog

Joining instructions are in the blog at

http://ficlatte.com/blog/13

It's in Perl, using bzr as the revision control system. I admit that this marks me as something of an outlier, even among geeks, because everyone else seems to be using PHP and git.

But it works, and I understand it, which is always a bonus.

Much of the HTML is hand-coded at the moment, but I'm moving away from that towards something that is vastly easier to reconfigure. If you give it a week or so before jumping in, it will probably be much saner, but I welcome all help, whenever it arrives.

I do have a day-job and a young family, so my schedule is a recognised source of crypto-quality randomness, but I will get there.

  • #228 Posted 4 years ago
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Jae

Jae

This actually brought tears to my eyes.

  • #395 Posted 4 years ago
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