So I keep getting emails meant for someone who doesn't know how to write out their own email address. I'm guessing that there's a dot in Trixie's address, but apparently not in this mystery person's (her name is Brenda); and her Facebook signup and her emailed application to Domino's got bounced to my inbox. Honestly, if you can't remember how to parse your own email address, I don't want you delivering my pizzas. Also, Domino's and Facebook: a duet of horrors if ever there was one.
Getting this sorted out meant that I spent an afternoon going through old Nexus emails, trying to recall exactly what I said and to whom and why; and coming to the conclusion that Trixie, as she was then, was kind of shrill and annoying, with the constant pop culture references and the hipster-doofus nerdspeak, etc; and if that made her insufferable to anybody, I apologize in retrospect (which is something I do often). A lot of the stuff she said and did really makes me cringe now.
For those of you who are interested, she's still around--we've never quite gotten around to finishing Metatokyo yet, but Trixie is currently taking on a second-banana role in the YA novel I'm trying to write. I made her a dude in order to make him a better fit as the main character's best friend, much to his chagrin. But for the most part, he's the same Trixie, just different plumbing and hairstyle. Same name, too, and pretty amazingly gay. I'm hoping to piss off some parents in the Bible belt. It's a goal.
I'm thinking about coming back, but I'm not really sure. So, what's happened since we've been gone? Anybody still reading this? Anybody care?