Oh my God, you guys.
In case you were concerned, I have set three stix to post in my absence. You won't see them here because I'll probably be too busy crouching in a corner, rocking back and forth and muttering "Oh God they're going to talk about my stories RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME, what if I PISS MYSELF." Or, you know, having a good time, honing my craft, and making new friends. Either way I probably won't be posting here. You'll have to check Small Peculiar itself, or add the LiveJournal feed if you haven't already. (There's a regular RSS feed too!) When I get back I hope I'll have plenty of wonderful things to tell you about (and I'll get busy on the stix I still owe people for their generous contributions).
I wouldn't be doing this if it weren't for all of you. Don't think I have forgotten that, or ever will.