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Unblocked

It would seem that my block has been lifted, earlier today a great flow of words and plot lines started to fall out of my fingers, landing on the keyboard.

Why today? Why not yesterday or any time in the past few months? Well, today I was having a Onesie day, having bought the thing yesterday. Maybe that was it, maybe not. Anyway, chapter 34 of Tammy: Anchored should be on the stand shortly (just need to proof it again!)

Shiraz

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cooler weather cold flu prevention

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I am NOT a state licensed medical doctor.
With the cold flu season coming on one should be more aware of their body health symptoms. Although one should always be aware. However it is hard to tell people to look after their health until something goes wrong. That said, there are so many simple herbs, vitamins, and treatments to keep the body on a healthy track and treat it when something isn't right.
Make sure one is taking vitamins. Our food is so highly processed there is very little left in anything we eat from the grocery store to keep our life on a healthy track.

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I'm not sure what's going on.

I have had a hard time in my life with writing. As a child and a teen, all I knew how to do was structured writing for school. It was boring when it wasn't stupidly stressful if I messed up, which I often did. I hated it. Then I discovered that I could say screw you to that type of writing and write fiction like the stuff I read to escape. I wanted to do it so badly, yet I struggled with it going months, sometimes even years without writing anything.

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This is a positive thing

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Well......

I guess I must now eat my words and apologize.

I've sent an e-mail to Microsoft (after decrying their windows 10 many, many times) and congratulated them.

As I posted a derogatory blog here concerning windows 10, I thought it only fitting to place my appreciation (and amazement) at the latest windows 10 update.

Most of the updates I've experienced required ten to twenty minutes to occur and necessitated my reloading most of my programs.

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Reminded why i hate opioid pain killers.

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I will be honest i rarely dream anymore, not in years.

I went to the doctor, with a joint so inflamed yesterday, the doctor offered me a cortisone injection. and opioid pain killers while the joint healed.
I an on my second ay of taking the meds and i am sleeping a lot and these dreams i am having are so out of this world, i do not like it.

basically i almost lugged the doctor with my good hand while he was inspecting the pained joint, he ducted, but i was actually about to slam my fist into his table, then he goes please don't break my table.

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physical exam coming up, could be bad

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I am due for my annual physical, and if the last couple of years is any indication, I will end up being seriously triggered during the exam.

hugs, prayers, and good thoughts appreciated.

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assistance needed

Heya peeps

The stories that not just me but almost everyone else write and post in the 'TG' genre are something like 99.9% in English. This means that they are at best difficult and worst completely beyond the majority of the world's population to read and enjoy. It has always been my intention to make at least some of my works available in other languages, a project that was indeed started many years ago but ended when my 'team' lost interest in continuing.

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Got some stuff done, but still have other stuff to do

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Well, I sent off my letter to the benefits company, so all I can do is wait and hope its enough to get them to reissue the check in my male name.

Meanwhile, I have a few other things I need to take care of - I have to book a physical with my doctor, and I need to get an appointment to see the PTSD therapist ASAP.

See, between pain and stress, I could really use some one to talk to about what happened to me so I can maybe slow down the number of flashbacks I'm having ...

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Yorkshire does it again

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Done what I hear you ask. Well secured the biggest cycling spectacular so far, the 2019 road World Championships! So start planning to come visit it us now for 9 days of the best riders in the world, racing around God's own County.

And you know that being Yorkshire we'll be going the extra mile to entertain you all with a huge festival of supporting events, something for everyone.

Let's hope our Gab gets selected!

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Story Outline: Feedback Wanted

Hi everyone. I had an idea last night which I'm planning to expand into a three-part story. The themes presented in this outline probably won't appeal to everybody, but I'd appreciate any feedback or suggestions you might have to offer on the subject matter.

Thanks, Tracy.

The Living Doll

Part 1

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"Watch out for the lady, Mommy"

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"Watch out for the Lady, Mommy"

That's what a tiny tot said, and in case you couldn't guess, I was the "lady" in question.

It may not seem like much, but every "lady", every "she", "her", or "Ma'am" give me a little boost that helps me a great deal.

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Economic/morality Censorship

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Is anyone here having problems with Amazon or BN removing/prohiting their work. Amazon just refused to publish a very vanilla short story, I tried to publish. They said my work did not fit their guidelines or represent the image their company wants to present. (By the way it had nothing to do with monsters. It was about young man's psychological journey to the person, he felt she was meant to be.) It contained only musings/mild daydreams about sexual situations-no graphic descriptions. They referred me to the following article for an explanation of their position.

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Thanks for the reads and the comments on Shadowsblade!

My readers, you all really loved this last chapter! Wow! more reads than the last one and really quick!

now! (rubs hands together menacingly and laughs MUHAHHAHA!) what to do to Rohanna next!

"cue haunted mansion music! "

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A quick trip

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Ho hum,

Tomorrow, at noon, I jump in my car with the SO and do a quick 6 country trip in order to take a garden table to my daughter in (near) Tunbridge Wells in the UK.

Start in Switzerland, zoom up through Germany for a bit, cross into France, then Luxembourg, then Belgium and the final 60 odd miles back in France again - then get on the ferry (but we're doing the Tunnel this time, taking up a special deal offer) and into the UK.

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Back from Spain

Oh well, all good things must come to an end so it's back to the grind and colder weather. I can't believe that two days ago I was struggling with the heat as I tramped around El Hondo, a nature reserve outside Elche near Alicante. Now it's catch up time, do washing and other chores ready for work tomorrow. The latter is becoming increasingly difficult to psyche myself up to do, especially when there are things I'd prefer doing like chasing dormice or watching birds. However, going on holiday is definitely a luxury that my working pays for.

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Home again

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I've arrived home safely. The Ferry from Santander to Portsmouth was great and as on the outbound trip was a flat as a millpond.

Thanks for all the kind words. My little accident could have been worse, much worse now that I think about it and reflect upon it.
I traveled just over 800miles on the trip (3 days riding) and averaged more then 60mpg (UK gallon).

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Sunday - Expect brief outages

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Piper will be tuning the intranet and switches connecting our various servers; so expect brief outages, probably lasting no more than a few minutes as she disconnects and reconnects various cables and occasionally reboots machines to activate new configurations. Please be patient and forbearing. :)

Thanks and hugs,
Erin

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2 AM tears

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You know how you can tell you have a long way to go in your healing journey?

When it's 2 AM, and you're holding on to a teddy bear and crying.

That was me last night.

I was triggered by a story that featured an idea I call "the magician's force". Basically, it's where you give someone the illusion of choice, but you've rigged the outcome beforehand.

I believe my abuser used something like that with me.

And so I cried for the seven year old child who fell into the hands of such a creature ...

Ah, well. Must carry on, regardless.

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Deserving a DUI ?

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So, for a very long time I have been too holy to drink, like ever.

Innocently I was on my way up to KFC to get my fat fix and I spied a little hole in the wall Italian Resurante. So, deciding that some culture could help cure my depression, I stopped and went in there. So, I had Pollo with mushroom sauce and pasta. YUM !!!! In a weak moment I had a pint of IPA beeer or ale or waht hever.

So, now I need to aks the qurestion. Can I posseblyt be intoxicated on a mere pint? Serouisly?

Oh, I gots soem tiramisu too, thinkin it mite sobr be up.

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Latest shadowsblade is up!

well its up! the next part of her story?

I got this one to a good stopping point and hope I got parts of It the way I wanted too?

somethings in it are not quite what I felt ---fully correct? but it all worked out in the end?

have fun with it!

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Thanks so much - so many friends

Thanks everybody for the thumbs up and the comments, both private and public. I really consider everything you say in terms of both my writing and my life. It's wonderful to know that there are so many interested and supportive friends out there. Please stay in touch.

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Thanks for the reads!

I really do not worry or wonder much about number of reads on stories I post here and elsewhere, but if the data is easily available, like it is here, I do check it out sometimes.

Looking at the numbers once in a while here in the last year, I've noticed that my two stories' readership is (in my eyes) amazing, and the reads per day can be insane; sometimes none, regularly one or two, sometimes almost a dozen (whaaaat!?) reads in a day. Holy s*&t !!!

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RE: Stories on Amazon

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Hi everyone, Tracy here again. I Just returned to BC after a long hiatus and was surprised to see that a few people have been requesting information regarding my short story collections.

I currently have two books available on Amazon.com, published under the name Kristina Leigh. The first is a 'print replica' featuring the "Cancan" series. You can view the book here.

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Thanks and a Thought

Well, over the weekend, Sephy finished posting my Holmes story, A Study in Satin here on BCTS. I really wanted to just say thanks - to Erin for the site and for welcoming my stuff here, to Sephy for reformatting the story, finding the art and then incorporating Brandy Dewinter's original artwork into the posting here. Its all on my website, but I feel better knowing Brandy's work is in more than one place on the web.

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I've been sick

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I've not been talking about it here, but I've been very sick the last couple of days, and ended up taking today off work to try and recover.

Hopefully, this is just a tummy bug, and I'll be right as rain in no time ..

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So, I threw in my second entry today...

So...

I decided to take Sephrena up on her challenge to write a longer story for the Christmas challenge. This is actually the story I started writing before changing horses and submitting the other one. I decided to post the other one, because I wasn't sure I could find the energy to finish this one. :)

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Stephen King on the PBS Newshour

"Novelist Stephen King is best known for his works of horror, but he says what scares him the most is not being able to write. Jeffrey Brown spoke with him at the National Book Festival about his latest novel, “End of Watch,” the last in a trilogy, and about writing itself -- how he lets the story go where it takes him, his writing routine and his dread of a blank slate."

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A strange problem to have

I have a bit a problem.

I am kinda blocked on Mercy, to the point I'm willing to ask for suggestions if anybody has one.

But that doesn't mean I'm blocked for story ideas.

I have started what I hope will be a funny take on Alice in Wonderland.

I am noodling an idea called "Help! My girlfriend is a unicorn!"

I even have a Jaci and Dottie story peculating,

So its a strange problem, that I'm blocked on the one story I really want to get back to writing ...

Ah, well.

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A visit from Matthew- Update

We got through the night. Power was out for 3 hours but it is back. Other than some debris, there is no obvious damage to where we live. We'll begin calling friends soon to see if they're all right too.

*****

I live in central Palm Beach County and we're already getting brushed by the Hurricane. We have power and internet but for how much longer is anyone's guess.

A fire station is a very short walk (.2 miles) from where i live. Power might be restored fast. My family made a small move in 2015. After Wilma in 2005, it was 11 days before our power was restored.

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Need Story Help

So after putting Broken Phoenix on the back burner for a while I felt like I needed a new story to post on this site.

Well I'm going a bit out of my comfort zone with this story and this is why I need your guys help.

Just to put things into perspective I'm writing this based on another story on this site but The original character this story is based off is like 6 years older than the character in the story I plan to write.

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Good Fairy Sephrena

So, for those of you who have been reading my stories, of late, you know that my life has been a bit of a mess, lately. I don't mean that to complain! It is a good mess (well, except that NASTY cold I cold I got, while on travel).

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Blog from Spain

It is still quite warm here on the Costa Blanca. Yesterday was a bit of bummer as we had to wait in for the wi-fi connection to arrive via Spanish Postal services, so practically lost a whole day just kicking our heels. I did some university work and also read my book, Farewell to Ice by Peter Wadhams a scientist from Cambridge. I admit it felt quite weird reading about ice formation when the temperature outside was in the low thirties Centigrade. I explored the garden and found a couple of butterflies and the remains of a tiger butterfly, one of the Danaidae or milk weed butterflies.

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ISO Story

Reading about an accident locally where a little boy was run over while riding his bike and dragged under the car. It reminded me of a story about a little boy that was run over by an elderly neighbor. He's in bad shape but docs have to wait for his parents to return from England to get permission to basically perform SRS on the boy. The parents are caught up in the 9/11 aftermath with no flights being allowed in or out of the country. But it seems our little boy has some ideas of his own!

Anybody?

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I might have been showing signs of being autistic very young

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As I watched all the little tykes who came into my store today, I found myself thinking about a story my grandmother told me. She told me that when I was a baby, I was a very happy baby, giggling, cooing, and smiling at everybody - until someone tried to pick me up, and then I would do my best to claw their face off.

I couldn't figure out why I would act like that, but now realizing I was perhaps borderline autistic, that behavior would make sense - Autistic people often cant handle being touched.

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The Performer/Entertainer tag

If you haven't noticed by now, you can click on this tag Performer/Entertainer and see the various stories that I have tagged with it. While some stories that had greater than a few pages I only tagged the first page of the story, the authors of the said stories can tag all of the story pages. It is an overwhelming task to search for these type of stories unless you know them directly. I spent 5 and a half hours this early morning doing just that.

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Humble Bundle and charity

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I had talked about video games availability in the previous blog post but THIS is about the Humble Bundle. Humble Bundle is a site that sells video games, DRM and DRM-free, with you being able to donate most if not all of the proceeds to charity.
My question is this...Big Closet is 501c3 right? Is there a possibility I can encourage them to have Big Closet as a donation option? Erin, Piper? Do I need to pressure Humble Bundle to give this as an option?
Humble Bundle has great sales at times and I'd love to see BC get my donation whenever I buy a game from them.

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Advice from members of Islam please

I have been approached by Tenant Support Workers for my residence ( have to like supported housing ) asking me to low key assist a new trans woman that should have moved in yesterday ( or at least filled out papers ).

She is a refugee from the middle east, and has not had it easy at all. ( to the point men from the region are a serious issue for her )

That is all I know about her, what I need is ideas on how to interact with her to avoid triggering her issues as well as knowledge about how to interact appropriately with a woman of Islam.

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Gaming becoming a collector's hobby(rant).

As one of likely many gamers here I must rant. I've seen what the market has become for old vintage games and the costs for some systems and I'm sick and fucking tired of it.

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Help Please re-Windows10

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I had to roll back to the previous version of windows 10 after the last update added cortina.

The result was my laptop slowed down so much that at times what should have taken brief seconds froze the screen for minutes and looking at the task manager (again minutes to load) showed the cpu was working at 100 percent.

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How to make a mistake

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One of the parts of adulting I'm trying to learn is how to make mistakes.

Now that probably sounds confusing, so let me explain.

For most of my life, any mistake I made became huge, an example of my general unworthiness. I would beat myself up, add the mistake to a list of mistakes that I kept reminding myself of, and generally act like I was in a really bad tragedy.

But adults dont act like that.

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Dying a Stranger

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Hi everyone,

As my transition continues (I went FT 7 Sep) it occurs to me that I don't want to be a stranger. There are so many me's in social media but I haven't connected the dots and, if something were to happen to me, I wouldn't want to be unknown here and have people wonder (if anyone would) where I went. I'd like people to know me, to remember me.

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T minus 2 days and counting......

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Here I sit with just two more days left until I put away childish things forever - well, that is if you assume that by childish things I mean pretending to be male, lol. When next I return to work, I will be my true self.

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Still more grammar

Once again I've noted a couple of frequent grammatical errors in stories and thought I should try to help folks avoid them.

First off we have the "[person] and [pronoun]" construct.

For example "Shelly and I went to the store" or "The boys threw something at Shelly and me".

Note that the [person] always goes first. But getting that backwards is a minor error. More common (and jarring) is using the wrong form of the pronoun. In the above examples, that would be: "Me and Shelly went to the store" or "The boys threw something at Shelly and I".

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Update and new chapter

Yup, I've managed it, another chapter of the Wunderkind story is up here.

Keeping on a Gaby theme, I've started scribbling on the series again, my editor received 4 new chapters this morning! There is a remote chance i'll have the current arc complete for Wednesday.

To my computer woes - thank you everyone who offered help and support, things are kind of sorted and i'l be taking much more precaution in future!

So ttfn, ciao and tschuss

Mads

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A perfect weekend

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I had a family reunion this weekend that i had intended to ignore, due to 3+ hours travel each way and while i'm 10 years post op my family has generally been very chilly towards me in the past.

I had an older cousin and then one sister put pressure on me via my wife to get me to go, and then was offered a place to sleep overnight as a lady who lives on the same property as I came with me, her mums house was less than a mile from the venue.

My friend has studied makeup and hairdressing. (woohoo personal stylist, she's an awesome friend & person)

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AMA from a stripper

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so one thing i see a lot of is stories where 'being turned into a stripper' is used as a punishment. But apparently it's not all bad. Here is an AMA from a former stripper. It'd be interesting to see a 'turned into a stripper' punishment story where the whole thing back fired now that i think about it....

http://www.knowable.com/a/what-is-it-like-to-work-naked-this...

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We're Off!

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While Piper, Cat and I will have our phones and laptops with us, none of us will be home for several hours. Piper and Cat will be at the server farm, installing equipment and getting things ready to move our servers into our new cabinet. I'll be goofing off at a friend's house playing boardgames and drinking coffee.

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Very busy 2 weeks...

Very busy 2 weeks I had. My parents' friend just acquired 27 properties, so heasked me if I wanted some business (I mow lawns, clean pools and landscape), so I was busy. One of the property is a 10 unit motel. Hope this weekend, I'll have a few new chapters up.

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Halloween coming up...

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Halloween is coming up!!! I've been meaning to really do up a good costume and have some fun with it, especially considering the androgyny of these characters. I'm looking at trying to pull off King from "King Of Fighters" and "Fatal Fury" or Naoto Shirogane with her "Persona 4" look.
Any suggestions for places to look in terms of Halloween places where I might be pleasantly surprised in terms of resources?

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Well, that's all done and dusted

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Today was my last day of regular employment. After 4 1/2 years with a very good company, I retired today.
I left school in '69 aged 15 and apart from 3 years as student I've been working ever since.
I am officially retired although it will be two years before I get my state pension.

I hope to be able to spend at least a bit more time writing.

Samantha

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disaster

A day of extremes here in Yorkshire.

The positive - I'd been stressing over my income to cover the next month for a few days and a visit to the bank this morning cheered me up no end. There's enough to get me through the month if i'm careful and don't go mad eating or buying stuff. Why is this month tight? Well the trip to Austria pretty much used up every penny I had then a follow up of trips to London and next week's trip to Germany have ensured things remain very tight. After next week though I get a few weeks to consolidate things so things will become easier.

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home again

got home from montreal an hour ago.

apparently I bounced back from the operation unusually fast.
no major pain.
some bruising, swelling and tenderness, but only to be expected.

time to do the final dilation for the day though.

have fun. ( I will be, doctor's orders to masturbate 4 times a day for months on end. ;) ).

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SEE Commentaries: #1 - #3

Here as promised is the first set of notes about Somewhere Else Entirely, the changes I have made to the noted chapters and what was going on in my mind when I started all this.

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my gratitude list

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As I kinda fell into the "poor me" trap, let's rectify that by me posting my gratitude list.

My job - it isn't glamorous, but it gives me enough to keep a roof over my head and food in the fridge.

My family - they all may not agree with my transition, but they all love me.

my church - it means so much to have them in my corner.

My friends, both off line and online. You guys are awesome.

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Zombie, Ninja, Pirate Spiders - Sept. Challenge - LAST DAYS

Some years ago I was running a tabletop RPG in which my players were exploring an underground ocean. They had their own ship and were attacked by another ship. The crew of the pirate ship seemed to be made up of human-sized spiders carrying cutlasses and firing muskets. Except some of them seemed to come out of nowhere and attack with nunchuks, sais and shurikens. And some of them seemed to be undead and unkillable.

During the course of the battle one of the players said, "Wait, wait! Stop! We're fighting Zombie, Ninja, Pirate Spiders?"

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Excuses, excuses.

None of those I'm pleased to say, but two twelve hour days have pretty well wiped me out and I can't settle down to write this evening. Hopefully will finish earlier tomorrow and have enough energy to scribble.

Angharad

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SEE commentaries

As you all probably know I am currently writing What Milsy Did, but along with that there are of course many other projects on the back burner, not all of which are Anmar related. In addition I have to balance writing with Real Life, Health and my recently increased family. (I'm off on Friday to help my son build two wardrobes to replace the temporary ones that the Twins have destroyed.)

Although Somewhere Else Entirely seems like a good story - good enough that I see people reading it every single day - as the author I am aware of many shortcomings and just plain goofs. Like most stories it evolved during the creation process and so various parts don't quite gel. It is my intention to slowly go through it from one end to the other correcting the worst of the problems.

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Costly struggle

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I'm in the middle of a struggle that is costing me lots of emotional strength and my two best friends don't even care, and in fact view my efforts in this area as fruitless, even silly. I don't force my views on others but if they decide to ridicule my own, there is no respect; they seem to feel they have a right to tear at things that make all the difference to me, the only reason I stay alive.

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Mother's Child Chapter 13

I am finally posting Chapter 13 of Mother's Child. Family issues, illnesses, surgeries, work and a death in the family all helped to delay it.

Finally I got ready to publish this chapter a month or two ago and it had been so long, what with being ill and all since I had started it; I went back to the beginning and re-read everything from chapter 1. I discovered this chapter reallllly stank. I threw almost all of this chapter out and started over.

Here I hope is a worthy chapter. Enjoy, and let me know if you see problems and I will try to fix them.

Waterdog

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It's Only Rock & Roll...but I Like It!

I love stories about the music industry. I recently posted remarks about Melanie Brown's new book on Amazon.

I love these stories and would like other fans of the genre to add their own titles to the following list.

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American TV series features first openly transgender child.

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It's probably old news over there across the pond, but those who haven't been aware, ABC will feature an openly trans child in one of their series.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/37481561/modern-family...

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Looking for a story

I'm looking for a story.

Interdimensional monsters have attacked the earth. The main character is an orphaned boy attends a school that trains those who gained powers after the invasion. Four powers each tied to the four elements. The main character ends up mastering all four powers.

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some provisional good news

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Well, I got some provisional good news.

I was able to get a hold of the company that handles Walmart's benefits, and I was told that if I send the check back with a letter saying why I couldn't cash it, I should be able to get one issued in my male name.

I'm calling this "provisional" because honestly, at this point, I'm not going to count this particular chicken until it hatches, as it were, and I have the money in my bank account ...

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Stephanie Anne Lloyd - died September 2016

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I am very surprised that there has been no comment about her death. As far as I know she had a significant impact on the access and visibility of the cross-dressing world in the UK with her shops, website and life. I do wonder why there has been no response from the folks of BCTS.

Alys P

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I may have cheated myself out of four thousand dollars

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Well, thanks to my own bad choices and laziness there is a good possibility that I will cheat myself out of four thousand dollars.

See, way back when I started with Walmart, I got a little bit of Walmart stock given to me by the company. When I stopped working for them I was supposed to get a payout - about 4 thousand dollars.

But due to a mix-up, they sent me a check - in the name of Dorothy.

Which isn't my legal name yet.

Which meant I couldn't cash the check

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Personal venting

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I don't share my personal life on here but after this weekend I felt the need to. I know many on here have lost some if not all of their family and friends so when I experience firsthand just how bad a person can be towards their own child and for their own selfish reasons I have to question a lot of things, especially when there are those who would love nothing more than to be reunited with loved ones and be the parent those children need but can't be because of who they are.

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Things are going to get very busy

On Saturday my course begins and I'm going on on holiday the next day - clever planning that - c'est la vie. The thing is, I've invested quite a bit of money in the course, a degree in Environmental Science, which is going to keep me a bit busy for the next six years. I'm hoping I'll still be able to write some Bikesodes, but obviously nowhere near as many as you have had in the past. I'm still working part time and that has got very busy as well, so life isn't easy at present - and the dormouse stuff I do in real life is also quite busy.

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FRUSTRATED - a really silly request

For ever such a long time now, one of my Julina stories has been stuck!

It is the third one, called (logically) #002 - OK I started at 0 - and it has 2499 readers and 99 Kudos.

Can someone please put me out of my misery and just tip those numbers up by one?

Pretty please.

Julia.

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Update time

For the last few weeks I've been dealing with some crazy stuff. First I got into a car crash and was in a coma for 3 days from what I've been told. I've since recovered and am at home. Secondly, for those of you wondering where the hell is Broken Phoenix, i'll get to that later in the post.

Thirdly, I lost my great Grandma the day before my car wreck and even though I'm trying to put that behind me it's hard losing someone who was so close to you for most of your life.

Fourthly, I am getting married next May!

Now for the part that really irks me.

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What went right

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I keep talking about what is wrong with my life, but it bears mentioning what went well. A couple of weeks before the stroke I invited a woman into my home.she needed a safe-place I told her, she is now family. Seems we both needed a sister. She is Wiccan-Witch pun not intended, which I find fascinating. Did I mention it is my B-day? She is going above and beyond for me. Life can be funny, and good.

I am by nature an upbeat person am still amazed how friends I have made before the poo hit the fan.

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new stories, but no new Mercy

As you may have noticed, I've posted a couple of small stories the last couple of days.

That might make you wonder when more Mercy is coming, and I am afraid the answer is ... not for a bit.

See, I'm kinda blocked on Mercy at the moment, which is why I've turned to trying to clear off the table some other ideas, in the hopes that keeping my muse active will eventually help me with Mercy.

Huggles to all!

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Not Ferie Fey but Drow Warrior

I'm looking for a female Drow Warrior picture where she is clad fairly decently and not copyrighted to use as my avatar in various places. I thought I was Ferie but it seems clear now that I'm not that nice.

Gwen

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Summer's over

Summer is officially over, while for most people summer is a time for fun and many outdoor activities. For myself summer is very close to a living nightmare as they change our schedule to a 4 ten hour day work week. I'm told this save hundreds of thousands of dollars not having light, air conditioning, etc running for that one day each week.

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Frank discussion- transgender person as antagonist?

I started writing and got to the point that I needed another antagonist. The person I thought up had some nasty qualities that made her hated by the people she encounters. There was one thing that I thought might be usable about her that some would object to- her gender assigned at birth. I tried to think up other stories where an antagonist was transgender.

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The transgender family where the father gives birth

Meet one of South America's most high profile transgender families.

"We don't have a name yet - or rather we do - we are just waiting to announce it," Diane tells me, not looking up from tapping at her mobile phone with her perfectly-manicured false nails. The choice will be controversial and she and her partner want to wait until everything has calmed down.

Found this article tonight and feel everyone should have a glance at it :)

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A place beyond pain

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I think I managed to find a place beyond pain today.

My knee was really hurting, then suddenly, it stopped, and instead felt numb, like it had fallen asleep.

Then the muscles around my knee started sending out this message of pain, exhaustion, and finally, they went numb too.

Like I had so much pain, my nerves just ... shut down.

I am gonna assume that's probably not good ...

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