March 25, 2011: I'm back.
June 13, 2010: These days I seem to spend most of my time at other haunts. I check in from time to time, but... well, I'll be around.
March 29, 2010: Level 4! And none too soon!
February 15, 2010: School has me really busy lately, so I may go a few days on end without visiting E2. No need to worry, I'll be back in due time.
January 8, 2010: I was mostly right. I'll do my best to write a little more this year. :) --- Tom
January 8, 2009: I probably won't be writing again for a while. I'll still be around, to answer messages, and to go through that massive list of nodes I've bookmarked over the past three years. --- Tom
In case you're curious, I
I list below my favorite nodes, approximately ordered from shortest to longest (in case you, like me, are a slow reader).
Three poems by non-noders that I couldn't leave off: When I am dead, my dearest by Christina Rossetti; Kubla Khan by Coleridge; and Sir Galahad by Tennyson.
I used to have a long list of all my poems here, but it got ridiculously long. I'll just say here that my favorites among the ones I've written are Water nymph, Cassandra, sunshower, Guile, Delirious with me, rhapsodize, and the one at February 4, 2011. Other people seem to like the wise mapmaker omits his home.
If you really love sonnets for some strange reason, see Five sonnets to the aloof one and the four nodes listed at the top of that writeup. Their quality is... uneven, but there are a few gems among them.
I hope to start writing short fiction soon. To whet your appetite — or as proof that I can write fiction (depending on your level of skepticism!) — I offer a weather report from five hundred thousand years ago? I love how that question mark makes me seem confused every time I mention it.
If you ever want to read one of my writeups for the podcast, I would be honored. Just let me know, so that you don't read one that someone else has read already. So far I have read Cassandra and the wise mapmaker omits his home. The podcast where I read Cassandra can be downloaded from The Everything2 Podcast. My reading of "mapmaker" is still in the pipeline.
Tom Rook's greatest hits
(a list of my writeups with at least 3 C!s)
<BookReader> You read the sonnets and go, "Ah, this Shakespeare guy's all right" and then he throws in something like "Beauty's effect with beauty were bereft" and you go "Gaaaahh."
<BaronWR> I love the mixture of serious relationship advice, and batman
Posmella bares her teeth at all and sundry. And sundried. Yeah, I'm talking to you, raisin in the corner.
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