Nearly a month since I last updated LJ. Things happening. Lots of things. I can't keep up with everything. My tab count just hit 350.
My grandfather died last month. It was entirely expected; he had been ill for years, with the last week marking a steep decline. I got to see him on the day he died. He was in a coma and each breath he drew was a battle for survival, as if holding on still held any meaning. Maybe it did. If what we face in death is nothingness, I think I would hold on with that same desperation. I got the phone call informing me that he had passed away right around 11 PM, August 21st. I went right back to playing video games again. I didn't really feel much at all. It didn't feel like a loss because, in reality, I'd been losing him for several years now. It's been five and a half years since I moved to Brosvika, and only once in my time here did he actually remember my name. He always knew that I was someone who belonged here, but he rarely knew who I was, or even that we were related. So now I'm down to my last grandparent.
I've been updating my tumblr a lot more recently. That seems to be the place to post about kittens. I'm enjoying the attention I get.