K: I feel happysad! Like I often feel at the end of a wonderful book. I'm so happy that I've arrived at a point of resolution, but sad that I don't get to spend time with these characters anymore.
What about you?
J: Yeah, I pretty much feel the same way. Like I think it will be a liberating new time, but also I will really miss reading and writing Miss Soft Crab!
K: I'll miss it too. Heaps.
J: I feel sad that I won't be able to explore things in the same way anymore in this forum and maybe I won't think about things the same way. And I feel like I missed all these opportunities! Like why didn't I ever write about how much I love Jonny Lee Miller's dorky Instagram account where he basically just posts pictures of his cat and stories of himself putting the last piece into puzzles!?
K: He does? That's pretty charming. Appleheart has an amusing instagram account that involves him posting photos of abandoned trolleys, which you see a lot of in the 3072. Yesterday he posted a photo of a trolley full, and I mean FULL of protea flowers. Maybe it's because MSC is winding up, but I found it very moving.
J: Yeah, that was amazing!
K: It was. But that's a side note. The point is that with MSC winding up, we'll be doing less pausing and reflecting.
J: YES! I really worry about that. But I do also wonder if it will give us some space to think about things in other ways. Maybe a new way to approach MSC down the track?
K: I think we both want that to happen, right? If you love something, set it free? If it comes back to you etc etc blah blah blah?
J: You said it mate. You and all those other people said it!
So are there any old posts you've thought about this week you would have like to showcase or just have remembered fondly in this reflective time?
J: I recently remembered that post I wrote when I realised all my clothes lookedjust like Olivia the pig.
Yeah! When we realised Prince was creepy/sexy!
I love how MSC documents phases. Like the weird Twilight phase. Or the current totally distracted by life phase.
K: Yeah, Miss Soft Crab has seen it all. When we started, Baby was a tiny baby. I was living in North Carlton and about to go to NYC with KJ.
We spent half that holiday talking about the dude that ran the local bar who she thought was a pretty fun guy to hang out with. Now she's married to him and little Pip is here.
Now KB is here, Appleheart is here.
Newbie and Little Bean are here.
J: You didn't even know Appleheart existed!
K: I thought MONA was the best thing to come out of Hobart! And Thor Friendship.
J: Wehadn't even been to Hobart when Miss Soft Crab began!
Oh, I'm sad that when we go to Adelaide to try Jamface we won't be able to document it here.
K: MATE when are we going to do that?!
J: I'm sad that when I finally dye my hair blonde I won't be able to document it here!
K: MATE when are we going to do that?!
J: I'm sad that when I discover whether or not Tom Hardy is hot I won't be able to document it here! Mate. When are we going to do all this?!
K: Look. We're not dying, we're just putting MSC on indefinite hiatus. And Tom Hardy is hot, it's a true fact. And I'm sure there will be things that happen to us, with us, to all of us, that we'll need to come here to discuss. Maybe when we go to Jamface. Maybe when you/we dye your/our hair blonde. Definitely when QEII, well, you know.
J: Oh geez.
K: And what happens if another true hunk comes along? We're going to have to meet here to talk about it.
J: Yeah! You're right! We're not dying. And neither is QEII!! We're just taking an indefinite hiatus! I just really love MSC!
K: Me too. Heaps.
J: May another true hunk come along, mate! I mean things looked bleak for a while there and then Hemsworth arrived!
K: Yeah he did. Things are changing, sure. But we love MSC. And we love to eat, see and think about stuff. We're just going to do it a little differently from now on.
So Crab fans, you magnificent people, I guess we'll see you on the flip side?
J: I guess you're right mate. You're right. But can I just add Leonardo DiCaprio to this conversation? Not ‘cause I have anything to say about him, it just feels right to mention him.
And now I guess I'll say see ya!
K: I do not take Leonardo DiCaprio for granted and I do not take Miss Soft Crab for granted.
K: See you Matey. 😢
J: Bye 😭