A very strange and disconcerting thing has happened to me recently. I've had a story nominated for the Sunnydale Memorial Awards.
For this fichttp://kerkevik-2014.livejournal.com/26981.html
This may seem like not a bad thing, which is indeed true, but it's also something for which it seems my psyche is totally unprepared to deal with.
This weekend I have been down in Yorkshire, and have not long been returned, visiting one of my best friends and her family.
elisi you are a wonderful Human Being and I wish I'd grown up in a family like yours so very, very much.
I have asperger's and I can get very hyperly over-excited in new and strange situations; exhibiting all the symptoms of full-blown panic attacks. This seemed to be on the edge of happening for a good part of early Saturday, as elisi was showing me around a small part of Wakefield (more about that in another post).
Anyhow, to the point ie. that nomination for The Seekers.
I have had a very strange and, even for me, who is not one who can easily accept compliments, unexpected reaction. Thank you so much for whoever nominated me; that has to be said first of all. I wouldn't want to take that back for all the world. Still I have found myself almost totally unable to know how to deal with this. Thankfully I've managed to have a relatively calm conversation with elisi about the situation.
I couldn't have asked for a better friend in my time of need.
This will have to be edited before posting; partly because the wi-fi on the train isn't free and won't let me use my dongle, but also because I want a sane person to look it over.
Guess who? :-)
Thank heavens for word is all I can say here. Hopefully this will all make sense when it is read, and I will get a few votes. To be honest I feel like I've already won though. Even getting no votes could change that. It has proved to me that I am, beyond all doubt, a very strange person.
Thanking the Goddess for you all,