Also I have no idea if they called it faery or not, but it was an other-place that fits the archetype well enough; just don't get hung up on the word, it may have had another name.
I have a few other vague images of a horseman (possibly the messenger from the city in the one I was attempting to describe) who may or may not have been headless and the queen of faery living on the opposite shore of a windy lake, but I doubt that sort of thing will be much help if it's even related at all.
I also remember there were descriptions of cigar shaped UFO's in the sky. No idea what that was about, just that it was one of the things in the perilous realm that you wanted to avoid I guess.
In one the characters were hiding from some sort of peril and were being offered protection in a safe city. For some reason though they thought that the payment for entering the city was to give up all free will (similar to the city in "A Wrinkle in Time"). In the end they decide it's worth the risk and go down to the city, and then it ends and you have no idea if whatever it was they thought would happen actually does or if it was some sort of trap.
Fediverse, help me out: in middle school (~2001) I *loved* a series of books and I now remember almost nothing about them and can't find them. I vaguely remember the characters and plots were different in each one, but that it involved people finding their way into faery (which was the only consistent thing between books, I think) and that they always ended in unresolved cliff hangers. (1/n)
Maybe they weren't a roaster and were a distributor? Anyways, they had a coffee brand and you could buy it online.
This internet radio station which streams "the hidden activity of a freshwater pond" using DIY hydrophones (underwater microphones) attached to a floating solar-power system seems pretty Merveilles! https://www.zachpoff.com/artwork/pondstation/ I haven't been able to listen live yet due to time differences, but the archives are really interesting.
Looks like there will be no #XMPP Office Hours tomorrow unless someone wants to sign up at the last minute? Demos, talks, round table discussions, or anything else you think it would be useful for the community to know are welcome!
💌 I like email. There is no expectation that it is answered quickly, so I can check it once a day, and only on workdays. It's good both for short answers and long-form discussions, with one person or many. It's federated and at least partially decentralised. There's a client serving all kinds of needs, from phones to the command line.
Taking a friend for their first #backpacking trip. They're nervous so I'm thinking something relatively easy, 2 nights only, preferably a loop (unless it's in NE GA where I know enough people to get a ride). Good trail suggestions?
Cooperator , Atlantan, probably wants to be out backpacking ⛺🥾 or mountain biking 🚵.
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