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Good morning,

We are pleased to let you know that you have been accepted onto the Writing 101 course at UBC, which begins on January 10, 2017. Congratulations! If you accept your place on the course PLEASE REPLY TO THIS EMAIL BY WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 7th. If you are no longer able to participate, please let us know and we can offer your place to someone on the waitlist.

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Nena Book 4 *Four Star* - Part 8

So today the final part of Four Star is up! I hope you enjoy it.

Writing Gaby Book 18 continues apace and a heads up, Book 14 will start being posted this coming Sunday! So if you've been waiting patiently or just enjoy revisiting the books, The Girl will hopefully keep your attention!

Also, with a following wind, you should be able to find the second Gaby book, Summer Girl, available as an Amazon printed book within the next day.

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Maddy

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some good news

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Well, I have some good news to share.

First, my mom bought me some new shoes, and they seem to be helping me walk a little better.

This will really help put less strain on my knees and hips, so that's a yay.

The other bit of good news is my doctor has arranged for me to see a specialist in January about the pain in my privates, so hopefully, I might get some answers as to why I often hurt there.

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Great!

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Great! I think that I've had about the worst day of my life. Karen, my young sister in law visited this afternoon. I have to tell you that I love this girl to death. But certain situations, cause and effect created a bad afternoon. Let me explain something first. My twin girls are three years old and are in the last stages of potty training. What that means is that we still have more accidents than I like. My youngest is still in diapers. The twins are now wearing pull-ups and on the whole, that sets the scene.

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New Whateley story on the Whateley home site

There is a new Whateley story on the Whateley Academy site (whateleyacademy.net new story weekly release of a new Whateley story.

As usual, in a couple of weeks, I'll be posting the story here, but if you're impatient, head over and give it a read.

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NaNoWriMo and writer issues

I had a bit of a problem with Characters high jacking my story this evening. Tricia insisted on going someplace I really didn't want her to go. I even tried stopping her and changing it, but she would have none of it. ::sigh:: Writer problems.

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ISO Story

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Seeing the latest chapter of Kelly's Story reminded me of a similar story I've lost track of. An elderly veteran with a penchant for keeping things interesting is offered a chance at rejuvenation with the understanding that he will become a teen girl. She is adopted by her psych and enrolled in high school like any normal girl her age. It doesn't take long before she makes her new life interesting. Beating up bullies in the mall and at school gets her attention the government would rather not have.

Anybody?

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Sigh...

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This really wasn't a post I wanted to make but I need to say something thats been eating at me since Thanksgiving.

A while back one of my sisters kids was in the car with her when she got into an accident. If you want the full story I made a blog post on it. Long story short her kid had to have a gender "switch" and they're not taking it well at all. I had the kid alone with me in the den and they told me "I don't think I'll be around much longer, I'd rather be gone then be like this."

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Small Business Saturday Success

 

#SmallBusinessSaturday Success - QnEZ Servers partners with CheckItOn.Us
For Immediate Release

We didn't offer any great sales. We didn't run much advertising. We didn't even do anything different than we normally would, however #SmallBusinessSaturday was a huge Success for QnEZ and Janglewood, llc.

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No Bike - research took too long

Sorry folks, I ran out of time trying to verify some stuff for the latest Bike. Hopefully I'll get it sorted tomorrow.

I also ended up with a boot full of mud and dirty water when I slipped into a ditch while out doing fieldwork with the RSPB. Took me ten minutes to get my sock clean enough to wash and my boot might be dry by Christmas! Oh the joys of fieldwork.

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9 years 11 months

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In the last day or so, the clicker thingie clunked over to 11 months so before Christmas I'll be at 10 years here. I remember it quite well. I was still very nutty from the divorce 2 years earlier, and being on huge doses of VA psych medications for PTSD. I'd previously published some stories over on Storysite, when I was approached either by Sephrina or Cathy; can't remember which. I was very messed up and broken at the time and spending time locked up in a secure cell at the VA every few months.

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About my latest piece

If you peeked at my latest story, and wondered what the heck was going on, let me take a moment to help explain things.

See, about 8 years ago, I found this site, and after lurking for a while, I took the plunge, became a member, and created my first story.

It's called "The Saga of E-Girl", and it was kind of a tribute to the Shazam stories I had loved as a kid.

I wont say its a bad story, but I will say I think my writing has improved since then, but despite that, I have a soft spot for that story, and have revisited the "E-Girl" universe a few times since.

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Interesting thing happened today

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Was with my 9 year old today when some lady near us said, "Oh my god that's a man in a dress!"

I couldn't help but smile when my little 3rd grader looked at the lady and said, "Maybe he's transgendered?" Defending the stranger.

I was unaware she even knew the term.

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Thanks for pointing out the BIG boo-boo in Amadeus 8...

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A couple of people pointed out a small, but significant typo in my latest chapter...

To those that noticed and pointed it out, THANKS!

To those that noticed and glossed over it, be comforted that it is fixed.

To all else, thanks for reading it!

HUGS!
Shauna

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Advent (or is it Ad Event?)

Well hello there Gabfans, Nenfen and er anyone else bothering to read this!

Advent Sunday, the first day of the Christmas story is upon us and my gift to you is some reading matter.

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Really, really ill

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In the nearly 10 years since my SRS, I have had many Urinary Tract Infections to the point that at my next Doctor's visit, I plan to talk about getting my Neo-Vagina removed. Because of my Amish conditioning perhaps, I have never gotten my head around having sex with a male outside of a lawful marriage, so it has had no use outside of my plastic bf. My hypothesis is that due to lack of use, germs build up in there and indirectly provide the source of the UTI germs.

I also plan to discuss the use of Lavage to perhaps keep that more clean.

I do not plan to live as a man.

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double trouble

just writing a new part of Shadowsblade this week and it's a hard one to do!

all this writing two things over and over and seeing double? whats up with that!

i have two many things to keep track of---two many!

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Writing

I wrote my first story yesterday, because I had an idea stuck in my head for it. I thought it would get maybe ten or fifteen reads, but I was surprised and delighted that people cared about what I wrote. Not only did it get attention, but I found I liked it. That story was my first try at writing something outside of a assignment for school. I realized I loved writing that story, because it was something I cared about. I'm working on a second story and might continue my first. Writing also helps me pass time, I got lost writing earlier for two or three and felt so alive.

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Editor needed

As the title says I need an editor for a story I'm writing. I have the first chapter complete but I need someone to go through it and see if I need to change anything as well as a grammar check. PM me if your willing to do this for me.

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tricksters

Disney has released a new animated movie, and one of the characters in it is Maui, who is a trickster (demi) god.

When I read that, it got me thinking how common the idea of the trickster is. Almost every mythology around the world seems to have a character who could be called a trickster, whether its Maui, or Loki, or Annasi (trickster spider from Africa, who was so clever he often tricked himself).

I wonder what that says of us as a species, that we love the idea of a trickster so much?

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14 month gestation period

Phew.

Julina #73 is with the beta readers, then I will do one final polish and post it --- later this evening (it is 3 in the afternoon with me right now) or in the morning.

From my diaries, notes, and stored clippings and snippets (do we need a new combined word here, clippets???) I see that the first words in this episode were set down at the beginning of October - 2015!

I would never have believed that 14 months would whizz by before I got it to post stage.

But there we go.

RL distractions have sure taken their toll.

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Depression

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Hi! This is my first post, so I'm a bit nervous. I have trouble putting my emotions into words, whenever I try I end up frustrated. This means I usually just bottle up my emotions, fighting to keep the down, to wear that fake smile that never reaches my eyes. I feel like I'm lying when I talk to others who think they know me, who think they know how I feel and in a way I am. They see my act falter and they wonder what's wrong, but I push them away. Even my family gets pushed away. They ask why I stay in my room all the time, separated from them.

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The Clothes of Ashleigh Madison

I purchased all these outfits. Many trips to the malls. And there are many more . And apparently will be for some time. My life is so complicated.

Please feel free to comment on my clothing choices

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Awake at three a.m.

Awake at three in the morning. It's a contradiction of human existence, I guess.

I'm awake right now because I was having a weird dream. In the dream, Mel Brooks asks what if Buddha had been a nice Jewish boy from Queens?

Siddhartha the Buddha, or as his mother called him, Siddhartha the Bum.

She says to him, Sid, Sid, why don't you get a job? Your brother Marty has a nice job on Wall Street and what are you doing? Sitting under a tree eating plums!

I woke up laughing.

I tried to go back to sleep but Mrs. Gautama kept talking.

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Thankful for this site

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On this US Thanksgiving holiday, I'd like to say Thank You to all who have contributed to this site.

Especially I'd like to thank the authors who endure criticism of their work. It takes courage, more courage than some can imagine, to make one's creative work available to critics.

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Bookmarks

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I want to ask if it bothers anyone else that you have to scroll to the end of a story to bookmark it? I have a lot of stories recommended to me. I usually bookmark them immediately and read them later. It has bothered me, on occasion that when I scroll to the end of the story, I accidentally read part of the ending. I am curious why the bookmark option is at the end of the story rather than the beginning of each story or chapter.

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Where have i been?

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Just wanted to say happy GOBBLE GOBBLE DAY
I just noticed its been like 3 years since I commented on the blog?
Where have I Been??
I had planned to post a story or 2 But then ???
Anyway Here I am Today.
Thanks For all the fantastic things all you do.

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Happy Thanksgiving! And another new chapter from me!

Happy Thanksgiving to all Americans everywhere and to anyone else who needs an excuse to be thankful. :)

And after three months, a new chapter of what has been my most popular story: Hired Girl.

Here's a link to the first one if you haven't read it yet: Hired Girl -1-.

I'm thankful for all of my staff and friends and the authors and readers here on BC!

And I promise I'll try to be more prompt with my writing. :)

Hugs to all,
Erin

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Happy Thanksgiving!

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For those of you in the U.S.--Happy Thanksgiving! (Well, for those of you NOT in the U.S., too, if you like! :) )

Because I am spending extra time with the family today (and had to help prep things this week), I won't get an Amadeus posting done today. I hope to get the next installment up this weekend.

HUGS!
Shauna

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Snowfall's Teaser

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Smart, really really smart. Tossing a real gotchu out there for the lead to the next story. That particular blurb on the back cover of the book would be one of the best "teasers" I have read in a long long time. I'm hard pressed to remember anyone I've ever read that was any better. What kind of demographic readers would that one NOT pull in to open the book and start scanning in interest? Probably better than twenty percent of those who picked up the novel would buy the book. An unbelievable high percentage among book shoppers.

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just wanted to say "thank you"

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Just wanted to give a big "thank you" to all those who sent me a compliment.

All your positive vibes helped me overcome my negative self talk, so yay for team Dorothy, and huggles for all!

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Hi all.

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Hey everyone. I know it's been a while. Health problems, which are getting better, then they dead computer, and house hunting has taken a bunch of time. First off, thank you all who offered me a yell on the computer situation. Anyone who knows me will tell you that I am stubborn about that kind of thing but I appreciate all the offers. I have a new computer now and am feeling much better. It may still be a while before I start doing things again, because we are closing on a house, are getting involved in moving and getting all the utilities including Internet set up.

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A Thanksgiving message of thanks.

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It seems, as the years go by, that the real message of this time of the year has faded to overstuffing oneself on turkey, or whatever passes for the holiday meal and vegging out in front of the TV or computer, engaging in whatever non-activity one prefers.

To me, the true meaning of this holiday, that of being grateful for what one has received in life, has faded into self indulgence and solitude from the scary world outside one's "safe place." In this post, I shall attempt to re-affirm what is truly important to me in my life.

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About me, and Hi there

I just wanted to drop a note introducing myself, I looked for somewhere to put it linking it to my author page and couldn't find a place for it. It might be just my unfamiliarity being new here, or it might be a function I can't access from my Ipad. I have my oldest two daughters here with me now for thanksgiving week, so getting access to my Computer is slim to none, so I'm using what I have available. Heehee. Anyway as I said I am new here and wanted to introduce myself.

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News from Yorkshire

So its been a little damp on this rock this week, 'Angus' doing his best to drown half the population and wash away the rest!

It does mean that I've not been tempted much beyond my front door for a few days which in turn means my editor has taken delivery of more new Gaby than I had anticipated, the first 6 of the new book are complete. This in turn means that with a following wind the first complete arc may be made available on Sunday! I've written so fast I don't even have a title yet.

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New chapters of my serials

I hadn't been able to do much writing for the last two months but I've discovered, or re-discovered, something. Writing energizes me.

One of the reasons I wasn't writing was that I had so much else to do that it seemed wasteful of my time to write. And yet, I wasn't getting all that much of those tasks done either. Just staying even with the site was about all I could do.

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Could I throw in my two-cents worth?

I know that a lot of people are upset about nasty comments or things that take place that they regard as 'not right'.

For things that folks do not like, this is not a subscription site and everything is paid for out of our goodwill. I'm sorry to say to those people, but you should just accept it if you do not like it. Any advertising that is present is intended to bring in revenue for the site.

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Tired of the Hate

I've been stewing for a couple of days over all the hate that has been spewed lately against several writers and enough is enough. Recently, Efindumb announced that they (I'm using a non-descriptive word for a reason) would be leaving BigCloset because of all the negativity that has been leveled against them in their writings. I made an initial comment about it on her blog, telling the author that I thought they should not leave, that the story the author is writing is not finished yet, and that I thought their Muse would drive the author insane if the story wasn't finished.

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I Screwed Up... again

I accidentally posted the latest Power Fluctuations out of order. I was dealing with posting, while working frantically behind the scenes to resolve an issue, and talking with Erin at the same time. I'll post Part 2 - Aftermaths either tomorrow or Thursday.

Sephrena

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Decisions have consequences.

I've posted another part of Bike which I hope will please the addicts and possibly encourage some new readers to try it insofar as the episode is in a way self contained and has a complete story in it.

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Looking for a story

I'm looking for a story I read ages ago was about a ex space corp marine who's planet was attacked by space pirates, and thinking his family was killed he went looking for revenge. He was captured by pirates and put in a medical pod, an changed to a female, a cple things happened and the pirates were put in some and ended up being turned into young girls, who saw the older women as their mum. I remember that her sister was alive and she hired a governess who ended up opening a school. But that's about all I can remember I just don't know what it's called.

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Okay, problem is resolved

I have spoken to Angharad and whether she stays or not is still up in the air. However, I do not need anyone else hounded... please. The situation is resolved. I'm not out to bump people from the site and all parties have been spoken with. I'd like to tone down the anger and let everyone get back to business as usual.

Sephrena

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JG is Back! JG is Back!

Whateley is very, very, very glad, elated, overjoyed, ecstatic, happy, and all that. Why? JG is back.
Not only that, he released the long-awaited conclusion to the story of Caitlin - Ashes and Steel!

And there was much rejoicing!

Head on over to Whateley Academy to have a read.

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All this talk about writers leaving,

because some unthinking fool has given them grief has made me very angry! I've spent years here at Top Shelf and, while not every writer is one I read, their work is nontheless important to them and their fans. Writing is a way to deal with the anxiety and even pain that comes with being Transgender and being able to get those anxieties out in writing helps each and every writer to deal with those pains and anxieties.

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Worries of UK parents with TG children

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It appears after the child of a divorced parent was removed from her custody because she allowed the child to dress as a girl has encouraged other separated or divorced parents to challenge the diagnoses of transgender children and the custody of the child with the sympathetic parent.

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/nov/22/parents-fear...

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Got a letter from the government

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So, yesterday afternoon I got a letter in the mail from the Department of Homeland Security.

It read:

Welcome To The United States Of America

This is to notify you that your application for permanent residence has been approved. It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to the permanent resident status in the United States.

Needless to say, I am very happy.

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pain is spreading

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well, I think all the pain I am getting in my hips and knees is spreading to the parts in between.

Last couple of days, I've been at 8/10 for pain in my left thigh, and 5/10 for pain in my right thigh.

this on top of being 9/10 in the hips and knees, and 11/10 in my private bits. (No, I'm not kidding. flashes of pain there so bad I almost passed out.)

Ah, well.

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Story Structure

A long discussion with my brother about various longform fictions brought up some ideas I thought to share.

Story structure is key to almost all commercial and popular fiction, movies and television. What I'm talking about is what you might call the information flow of the story if you were an engineer (which both my brother and I have been). The segments below could be episodes or chapters or groups of episodes or chapters. In something as short as a novelette, they could be very short indeed.

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Angharad

I very dismayed to hear Angharad was stopping her writing I hope it was bogus.It is hard keeping my spirits up while laying in the prison my bed has become. I actively look forward to her stories as well as other peoples.I will not think of hurting myself.Too many people care for me and whom I also care for. but it is hard sometimes.

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Lest We Forget

From time to time Big Closet writers become upset by comments -- or even lack of comments.

I just read about Angharad’s decision to cease writing for BC. She has been worn down by what she considers to be negative remarks. What’s negative and what isn’t, is her decision . . . as is how she reacts.

She has proven her character through her diligence to her craft. BC would be a much different place without her involvement. I hope she reconsiders and keeps writing for BC.

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It's with a grateful heart that I report,

that Grover and Understanding Spouse have arrived safely in Utah and are recovering from a trip fraught with danger. U.S. starts her new job Tuesday and Grover will be back in the groove writing as soon as they get settled into their new domicile.

They got waylaid by snow in Denver over Friday and part of Saturday and, being from much warmer climes, they didn't want to risk life and limb trying to navigate the icy roads. I can't say I blame them.

Anyway, alls well that ends well and I can breathe again, knowing that my family of the heart is safe at home.

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Burnout

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I find it disturbing that major contributors like Angharad and Efindumb are choosing to stop posting. When a volunteer organization, starts burning out it's best workers, the end is generally not far away. This does not bode well for BC.

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Muse Wrestling (Worst. Sport. EVER!)

I think I promised/threatened a long, long time ago that I would not post anything new for either of my two open tales - Secondhand Life and Summer of Love, until I had finished everything offline and had a complete story to dribble out at regular intervals.

I had no idea how hard that promise/threat would be to keep.

(Major writer navel-gazing follows)

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Breast•Growth-Herbs&Exercise

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Found a web site where it is all put into my own kind of philosophy. There is nothing a few pills can do for anyone unless they are one of those very very few who have a reaction. From what I have read on the tests of those individuals, they were borderline in the female hormonal department. A pill pushed them over the line and they developed female breasts as any young adolescent female would.

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It's Sunday and it's not Crackerjack but Nena time

We've had some snow in these thar hills this week and I've already been to one Weihnachtsmarkt so its clearly getting towards the Christmas season.

I've now got two new Gaby chapters written and i'll be knuckling down this coming week to get a bunch more written, with luck you may see the fruits of my labours available from next weekend.

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Milsy's and Garia's Blast Furnace

I read Penny Lane's 'What Milsy Did.

Since they were working with a blast furnace, I decided to upload some pictures that I took at the ruins of an old blast furnace in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, on the shore of Lake Superior. That way, everyone can get somewhat of an idea of what the blast furnace looked like.

The first one is at: http://ray-d.deviantart.com/art/Bay-Furnace-01-646521107

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In Transition

I am constantly seeing in news, "Trump in Transition"

There is only one thing that enters my mind when I hear this. Over and over I am being reminded about these thoughts. How far along is his transition. Is he transitioning from Female to Male? Maybe he is at the beginning of the process, and is a Male to Female individual who is Transgendered. Is he going to transition openly while in office?

Our new President-Elect, with a vice-president who is severely anti-LGBTQ, is in Transition.

Smile Everybody, This is America. :)

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Happy Story Challenge

Here's an idea I picked up from a friend of a friend on Facebook.

Write the happiest story you can, using only four words.

Awaiting your contributions with interest.

MKX_D'vorah_Concept_Art_4a.pngMy new Facebook avatar

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Your Name Movie

I was lucky enough to see Your Name at the cinema this weekend. For those who aren't familiar with the movie. It is an Japanese animated movie about a teenage boy and girl who have never met but somehow start swapping bodies.

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Guess who is back!

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After two (more) heart attacks and several mini-strokes my absence from this site is hopefully over. I have pretty much retired from any form of writing but look forward to catching up with some of my favourite authors and their stories. I've missed doing that! Anne

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Mom Sues Transgender Child (17 Teen M-F)

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Ran across this news story on Yahoo today. As usual per the disgustingly low standards of news services these days, there is little actual details about the situation itself.

https://www.yahoo.com/beauty/a-mom-is-suing-her-transgender-...

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SEE Commentaries #7 to #10

Author's Commentary on Somewhere Else Entirely: Chapters 7 to 10

Edits to these chapters consist mostly of corrections to spelling and adjustments to style. There is one sequence which required further adjustment which I will note below.

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Interesting political summary, post election.

Just to keep things on an even keel - this is written about the Donald Trump campaign (and the man), but it is by someone who supported Clinton. This is pretty darned apolitical, but is good information to keep on hand.

Mind you, in a few spots, I'm using 'apolitical' in the "Irish Neutral" sense, meaning attack EVERYONE equally.

http://slatestarcodex.com/2016/11/16/you-are-still-crying-wolf/

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a word of encouragement

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When I was in Jr. High, I thought the way to get popular would be by taking part in sport, so I signed up for a long distance race that would have my school competing against other schools in the city.

A week before the race, I broke my wrist, but I decided to run anyway.

It didn't go well.

In fact, I finished last. so far behind that several of the other runners lapped me.

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Worldbuilding Stack Exchange - A Writer's Resource

I have seen this before and didn't write about it, but when I ran across it today I felt it was time.

Stack Exchange is a place I go a lot for programming and systems management help. One of the sites that Stack Exchange operates is one called "Worldbuilding".

From the site:

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latest chapter

bad storm here so there may be a delay posting the new chapter of Late Nite Princess tonight. I hope there's no issue but if the power goes out, I can't help it. otherwise the chapter will be posted around 9pm EST as usual.

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Amazon paperbacks

Hey peeps

As the more observant of you will have spotted Amazon have started an 'on demand' print service. I'm in the process of making all the Gaby series available, the Nena books are already up.

Amazingly there have been some hard copy sales already, so my query is, if you have bought an Amazon print book what do you think of them?

Whilst this isn't intended as a sales plug I would just like to remind you that if you are buying anything on Amazon if you log in through BC this site gets a 'royalty' - Gaby sales last month put $50 in the coffers in this way.

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Blog Entry 17th November 2016- A Year Late

The song- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7br6CnI9c2E

Exactly one year ago, 365- no, wait, 366- days ago, I started a (yet another) new story. I finally started seriously working on it this week. I don't know why my writing pattern always seems to consist of this ridiculous gap between starting and fleshing out a story, but, well, it does.

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behind the scenes of Mercy

I hope you guys don't mind, but I would like to take you behind the scenes of Mercy for a moment.

A while back, I felt really stuck on this story. What I wanted to do was get Faith to a point where she had grown enough and learned enough that I could bring back Brand for a final confrontation, but I simply didn't know how to get there from where the story was at the time.

So realizing that conflict drives stories, I asked for help in creating an opponent for Faith.

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Channel 4 Kids on edge

A creditable review of last night's Channel 4 documentary about two children attending the Tavistock Clinic for gender dysphoria.

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2016/nov/17/kids-on...

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Backups? wot Backups?

Backups are a PITA so they often don't get done.
Just refer to the anguish that Maddy Bell had where her PC stopped working.
Now she's got no excuse for not backing up her work. {courtesy of yours truly}

I came upon this little ditty again today.

Yesterday,

All those backups seemed a waste of pay.

Now my database has gone away.

Oh I believe in yesterday.

Suddenly,

There's not half the files there used to be,

And there's a milestone hanging over me

The system crashed so suddenly.

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Janglewood Problems

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For some reason, Jangle wood won't accept my user name or email address. After PayPal states that I have paid, a big yellow page with the word Janglewood pops up telling me that - The page could not be found and an error number Node.3- appears.

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Guide to fast Gender and Name Changes on Identity Documents

Several of my friends put together a guide for transgender individuals who are trying to update their identity documents as quickly as possible, before Trump's administration takes over and puts much of this in jeopardy.

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Transgender Day of Remembrance Nov. 20, 2016

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The annual Transgender Day of Remembrance is November 20, 2016.

For my locality there is a rembrance service on Nov 19. It's quite an emotional experience. I urge everyone who can to check your local LGBT sites for local services. While heart wrenching, it's well worth the experience. Considering the potential political upheaval we all need to be aware.

Please... go if you can.

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Speech study

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On Monday, I got to participate in an interesting study on speech.

They put sensors on my body, and recorded me talking about a video, and what they created on the computer looks like a stick figure with my voice.

They plan to show this to people, asking them if they can determine if I am male or female based on my voice and the movements of the stick figure.

When they get their information, they plan to use it to help trans women pass better in terms of their speech and body movements.

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Story

Trying to remember Author and Title

Not in order just how they are remembered

Alien artefact mistaken for Egyptian Sarcophagus and is displayed in a museum.

Artefact is either a stasis pod, or a regeneration pod, and also has powerful computer.

Protagonists gender is changed, and becomes host to the mind of the Alien.

Chase across the world to find another artefact.

Protagonist and Federal Agent fall for each other.

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Where is 'Bittersweet'?

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I was reading a story about a cop's kid who announced his MtF-ness and was accepted as Melissa; days later dad is killed, many friends help - I thought it was 'Bittersweet' but when I reloaded a while later ...... I couldn't find it. Help

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Here is the News

So first we've got this weeks chapter of Nena Four Star, Part 4.

Below, as promised yesterday, is the sample German translation followed by the original English text. I know its not perfect, I know it needs some tweaks here and there, what I need to know is whether its readable or just so rubbish its useless.

Cheers & thanks in advance
Mads

ps the text is from the latest Nena tale 'Remind Me Again'

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Delays to Dragonfly

I'm just letting everyone know that there may/will be some delays to the updates for my fanfic "Dragonfly". The third part will be posted on time Thursday as I planned it but I can't say for any certainty that I will be able to keep to that schedule. I've been bogged down with work which ate away at bumper I tried making and I have also been dealing with some depression that started creeping up on me again which really saps my creativity and desire to write.

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action/adventure

I've had some drama in my life lately, and I could use a good action/adventure tg story to pick me up. On Stardust I read Grover's Dream of Dragon's and that was FUN, and i'd love something similar.

So can anyone point me in the direction of some fun adventure stories?

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U.B.C. Writing Course, FREE?

Saw a notice posted to a light-pole outside my residence today.

Humanities 101

Free University course in writing,
Location UBC Point Grey Campus
Tuition, course Materials, bus fare, lunch, UBC Student ID free for residents of the downtown Eastside of Vancouver.
sign up at
( multiple community centers listed, one wednesdays, 2 on Saturdays. specific day and time for each center )

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Coffee'd keyboard

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So, I poured coffee into my keyboard, a Blue Tooth one, that seems OK. Well, the keyboard still works, so I thought I'd tear it down and give it a bit of a flush out, since I have done it before numerous times on other ones.

My question? Is there a certain spray solvent to use?

Gwen

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BigCloset Downtime

Hey Everyone.

I wanted apologize for the delay in getting the site back online today.

What happened is that one of our many elves happened to click a wrong button causing all of the "Author Taxonomy" to disappear. That may sound like an easy fix, of just rolling back the database, but in doing so we would have lost a couple new stories, and blogs that we didn't want to disappear.

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German Gaby etc - an update

You may recall I posted about my desire to make at least some of my scribbles available in other languages, firstly in German.

Rather than go pell mell into it I started with a sample chapter and sent it to someone with a good understanding of English as well as being a native German speaker. Now I know it's not perfect, I expected it to need a bit of tweaking on spellings/tenses but with my limited German skills I could follow the general gist of things. but apparently it made little sense to a German.

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Of word and way

I've been reading posts all day, debating whether I should say anything and if so, what should I say. I finally decided I will and what. A good bit of this will go over many heads, but some may understand.

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frustrated

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I am very frustrated. After a pretty good day with only mild pain, I was heading home when I got a flashback while driving. Thankfully, I was able to keep control enough to make it home without getting into an accident, but it still bothers me that even after 6 years of working on this, I am still vulnerable to flashbacks without any obvious triggers.

Sighs ...

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