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Vivid Syntax


Convention Runner, Statistician, and lover of all things Soarburn

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  • 8 weeks
    Life of Syn: COVID and conventions

    Hi, folks,

    Sorry for the lack of activity on my end. Whinny City was eating up a lot of my time until it got pushed back - I hope you'll still be able to make it over 4th of July weekend - and work has been a bit tough lately.

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    6 comments · 87 views
  • 27 weeks
    Life of Syn - Convention Overload, JINGLEMAS!!!, and something for the pervs

    Hello, folks!

    It turns out that running three conventions in a year ends up taking all your pony time. Who knew? I regret not posting much during the finale and not doing more one-shot storytelling, but sometimes you just have to direct the programming for a few thousand people, you know?

    But we're back!

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    1 comments · 165 views
  • 27 weeks
    Sensation: Appleloosa

    Huh. Lookee here.

    I wonder what's behind that little red bubble? I guess we'll all have to find out tomorrow, November 26th at around 7PM Central time. :raritywink:

    0 comments · 77 views
  • 37 weeks
    Update on Sensation: Appleloosa

    Heyo,

    If you've been around the site for a while, you might have read that and thought, "Oh no, he's announcing he's not going to finish it." No worries - we've all been through that sadness, and I would never do that to you. :heart:

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    3 comments · 141 views
  • 43 weeks
    Bringing It Home - MLP-MSP F Con Report!

    Back at Ciderfest 2018, Charlie Worthley pulled me aside late one night and showed me a video. I screamed, and a couple tables' worth of people stared at me like I was crazy.

    And wonderfully crazy I was, because when Charlie asked me to be Vice Chair for MLP-MSP F, I immediately said yes.

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    2 comments · 255 views
Apr
3rd
2020

Life of Syn: COVID and conventions · 5:16pm April 3rd

Hi, folks,

Sorry for the lack of activity on my end. Whinny City was eating up a lot of my time until it got pushed back - I hope you'll still be able to make it over 4th of July weekend - and work has been a bit tough lately.

For those that don't know, I'm a health researcher. I've got a Masters in Statistical Practice, and I work for an insurance company. My job is currently to predict which areas of the country are going to be new hotspots (like many researchers right now). I've been putting in 12-16 hour days for a little over two weeks now, but I managed to get last Sunday off to recuperate a bit. However, that doesn't leave a lot of time for writing or much of anything beyond the basics. I'm managing to exercise a few times a week, because I think it's necessary for me to keep functioning, but that's about it.

Aside: I am incredibly lucky that I still have a job during these times, though I understand that even that phrase shows how messed up our system is.

I'll pop my head in when I can, and thank you to everyone who is being patient with me. You can get more regular updates from me on my Twitter.

For now, I hope you're all safe and staying inside and away from other people. It's tough, but it's making a huge difference. If you have questions, I'll try to answer them to the best of my ability as I'm able.

Love you all,
Vivid

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Comments ( 6 )
PresentPerfect
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I had the very surreal experience of seeing my town show up on the "second wave" projection recently. It was strangest because we're right next to Akron and an hour south of Cleveland; you'd think a larger city would get the spotlight. I mean, the rest of this county has been lagging behind the nation in terms of cases and deaths.

I too am thankfully still employed, technically being a defense contractor. Stay safe.

5234969
Yeah, the second wave is going to be interesting. There are sooooo many factors in play, especially on the policy side. I hope you and yours are able to dodge the worst of it.

5235142
Thanks, buddy. You, too.

Good luck with what you're doing. I hope you're able to telework, or otherwise avoid contact with other people.

5237713
Thanks, TD. I've started teleworking this week, since I really needed to be on the office for some of my responsibilities. I hope you're staying safe as well.

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