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my mom's childhood had something in common with mine

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So last night, my mom and I were talking about when she was a kid, and it occurred to me we had something in common. See, she's left-handed, and in those days, they tried to "fix" left-handed people by belittling them and physically punishing them. My mom was assumed to stubborn, stupid, mentally ill, or even just evil just because she was different from the norm. Gee, that sounds a LOT like what trans people go through ...

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Atalanta UpDate

First I want to thank all of you that asked when the this third installment of Atalanta was coming and apologize for its lateness. Portions have been written for over two years but there are/were several reasons for the delays. Logistics played a big part in the delay as Atalanta was being considered for canon at one point but after deliberation she was turned down and that's okay. 18 months ago my daddy passed away and that drained my creative urges for a time.

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yay - i think

I seem to be going from one thing to another at the moment, if the leg wasn't bad enough I've now got some inflammation in the face which is causing a degree of deafness!

Maybe one day i'll be back to reasonable health!

Anyhow, you don't want to hear to much about my woes, you want writing and so today you can get the next Gaby chapter, Invalid.

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A brighter future

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There's been so much hate exhibited in the media recently that it was a pleasant surprise to read in today's New Zealand paper a respectful report on the unfortunate death of an early female to male transitioner http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objecti... . This reminded me that New Zealand was the first country to introduce votes for women and the first to have a woman who had transitioned as first a mayor and then as a member of parliament.

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My first anxiety attack

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Andi twas unpleasant(a feeling of impending doom.. It nust be common, Endocrinologist has offer ed antianxiety meds.. And a lot of olks talk about it, Here Iam bedbound due to paralysis. If stress ia criteria Iv'e got Apparently Icant 'have female hormones any more due to the stroke risk. Any medical plan I have had has collapsed. I have finished my transition.

Ithink most peple know me here I dont want to join thrmemorandium list.I;m scared,

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mixed bag of emotions at my daughter's birthday party

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Well, it was a mixed bag of emotions at my daughter's birthday last night. I was very happy to have some time with her, of course, and the food was good, but the conversation ?

Well, not so much.

See, my mom started talking about my brother going to college, and my sister in law going to university, and how successful they were and are, but when it came to mentioning me ... well, let's just say I have had less success in my life.

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Watch for computer attacks

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I typically have at least one of three 1 TB usb drives plugged into my computer, and at night I generally just put it to sleep. This morning when I got up, I had no internet connection according to the message on my screen. My IP provider was able to help me badger my computer to work again but all IP addresses had to be re-entered manually.

This evening as I am watching a movie on youtube, I noticed file explorer open, but was able to shut that activity down. This after running malware bites this afternoon. Malware bites uncovered nothing.

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I will have new glasses soon

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I cant remember if I've mentioned it here, but I have been struggling for a while with needed new glasses, but its been a bear to get any traction on the issues. well, I finally managed to get things straightened out, and I should be getting a pair in the mail in about 2 weeks. Despite the fact that my errors made this take longer and be much more complicated than it had to be, I still want a adulting sticker, cause I persevered until it was done.

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Summer Time

Well its officially Spring and we are now running on Summer time, even the suns out. But that's in contrast to the time line in the current Gaby postings where things are decidedly less nice!

So pop over and have a look at Crossed and be thankful that it's spring and not autumn!

Tschuss

Mads

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Apologies

Sorry, guys and dolls and whatevers (LOL...I'm a 'whatever..'). A recent flareup of my costochondritis , compounded with a pacer malfunction has delayed my writing somewhat. Hopefully, Zelanga chapter 2 will go up sometime tomorrow. Other things are also in the works.

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Does anyone know what happened to?

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Does anyone know what happened to Elsbeth and Barbara Allan.
I noticed that they have not updated their stories in several months'
I hope they are both well I greatly enjoyed there work.
I love Elbeth's Season of Change and Barbara Allan's White Wolf

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Mystery of the Vanishing Story

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So, those of you who follow my work, for which I am eternally grateful for, might notice a rather significant change has taken place with my postings in that my Prom Changes Everything series has had the entirety of the body of work removed. That's because...well...I have no clue how to actually delete the post itself until the BCTS gods and goddesses hear my pleas and are able to remove it for me. But I guess you want to know why it's been removed in the first place. Well, that's because I finally took the quite scary plunge of actually publishing this book on Amazon today.

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About Continuations

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Often, I get messages and comments on my works asking about continuations. I have, up until this point, mostly ignored them, because it's difficult to get into it with each individual request. As such, I will instead cover the issue here.

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Jane's Boy Press seeks poetry & nonfiction submissions for an LGBTIQ anthology

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I saw just this Feb 22, 2017 request for articles/poetry dealing with LGBTIQ issues. Read their site for details & decide for yourself if this is worthy of your efforts. (I know nothing about this organization or their integrity)

"The collection is open to submissions from anyone having been subjected to or closely affected by conversion therapy as well as anyone who stands in opposition to the practice. To allow time for new submissions, we have additionally extended the deadline for the call to April 15th. "

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Late Gaby

Sorry there was no Gaby Wednesday, I'm pretty much housebound atm and today is my first chance to get online and out this week.

Being ill sucks - being incapacitated when you've otherwise got a 100% clean bill of health sucks even more but them's the numbers on the dice!

So without further ado here is Chapter 30 of Book 14.

I may get on line Sunday but don't be alarmed if not.

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Mads

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Universe Rules Updated

Doing some administration around SEE and associated works I realized that the Universe Rules were the same as when I first posted them ages ago.

Since the main tale is now complete, and many more facts have been published since I wrote the original rules, I have completely revised them. They now mostly describe things that are self-evident but will still provide a useful guide for anyone else attempting to write in that universe.

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dress codes that include high heels may be gone soon

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I was reading the other day that a lot of places including the U.K. and Canada are looking into dress codes that force women to wear heels at work, as well as overly sexual outfits like short skirts. While this is a good thing, it sucks for those of us who are used to trans stories that feature a guy following the girl's dress code ...

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Shooting

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Just finished a conference by phone, and it was chaos. There has been a stabbing, shooting and murder-by-car at our Parliament, and many of the people I was talking to were in lockdown, literally. Everyone I know (including one member of the House of Lords) in the area is safe.

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Publishing Becoming Robin!

A few months ago, Piper approached me about publishing Becoming Robin. At first I was reluctant because I always said it would remain free, but the more I thought about it, the more I realized I could reach a much wider audience by actually having it published, so I did. :-P It's not 100% the original story in that chapter 1 uses my revision to make the introduction a little more subtle and, IMO, professional.

Bear in mind it was my first novel, so it needed some work, but the... Spirit... *ducks the rotten tomatoes* is the same.

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Trying to find a story.......

I'm trying to find a story which I read some time ago. I believe it was titled My Father's Working Vacation, or something along those lines. I have not been able to find it for some time and was looking forward to reading it once again.

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searching for a story

Hello everyone

i am looking for a story that i read a few years ago
i till remember the main character is moved a long way from home i think a relative like an aunt or sister is taking her in but the main part is that the character catches a baseball to avoid a little girl getting hit with it

thank you for your help

Carpe Diem

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DAPL outcome

I am sure most of you have heard about the court's outcome for DAPL, that they're allowed to pump oil through that pipe across the Missouri river up in North Dakota. It's believed that the oil will have started flowing Monday-Wednesday of this week. A judge ruled against an appeal or something as such.

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My Brother the Bridesmaid (Children's book)

I just found a copy of this off ebay. It's a kids picture book (about third grade level) about a girl who tells how her twin brother wound up as a bridesmaid at their aunt's wedding. The kids were English, but the aunt lived in Australia. She never realized that 'Jo' was a boy and when she got married she asked the sister to be a bridesmaid. The family didn't realize that Jo was included in that invitation. In order to not ruin the wedding, Jo (who is about ten) is forced to play the girl during the ceremony (the aunt just thinks Jo is tomboyish, and never finds out the truth).

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Blind no more

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Well,it is eight hours later, and I seem to have survived my cataract surgery. It was kind of interesting. The doctor has a sort of assembly line set up, with about eight people prepping and/or assisting. It was about an hour and a half of waiting and being prepped, and eventually I was one of the four on gurney's waiting to be wheeled in to the OR. The operation only took about 10 or 15 minutes, during which I could do nothing except "stare at the light" while he did his stuff.

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Interesting new feature on Amazon: Hide Sensitive Activity

So it just came across my twitter feed that "AMAZON IS HIDING LGBT BOOK REVIEWS!", and my knee-jerk reaction was of course, "WHAT?!"

But then I looked into it, and I think I get where Amazon is coming from on this issue. Namely: not everyone who reads LGBT fiction is "out and proud" nor do they want their Trump supporter anti-LGBT sister/cousin/parent/boss who knows their Amazon profile name, to know that they read/reviewed Tiffany and the Amazon Orgy (Just a made up name... I hope :P)

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'Transgender rapist moved to women's prison after sex change.'

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One from the BBC. A tricky one, not sure if she would be safer in a women's prison or not and to be honest, given the crime she committed, I'm not sure if I care.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-39337805

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Ricki Ortiz - TG Streetfighter Player

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I'm not a computer gamer but this caught my eye.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcthree/item/7daedcfe-c674-4a97-8a1f-0...

I'm not sure about viewing it from outside the UK though.

She came out as Gay but she still didn't feel right.
The Gaming Fans seem to have accepter her very well which is a refreshing change,

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I screwed up and we are overdrafted in the Hatbox

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I screwed up and a bill that wasn't supposed to be paid until the end of the month when we get money from Amazon hit today and we are overdrafted. Any amount we can get today will help keep me from having to pay the overdraft out of my credit cards.

Thanks, even if you can't give. Hugs.

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CHALLENGE FOR ALL

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I'm challenging everyone....

I retired after a sextuple bypass surgery last May. I've been getting by on Social Security spoual survivor. Next month I begin MY Social Security. Needless to say my funds are tight.

However, Big Closet is important to me. So important I,m willing to tap into my personal IRA retirement funds to do so.

I sent $250 on 3/17. After Erin's plea I just decided to again send $250. I'm not bragging... I'm saying that Big Closet is that important to me... and I hope for you!

Please support BC!

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personal update

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Some of you may recall me mentioning a leg issue over the last few weeks, well it got worse at the weekend so today I availed myself of the services of the NHS.

You don't need the gritty but the long and short is that I have a venal blood clot in my thigh. It's a wonder it hasn't done for me with my riding over the last few weeks but the expert's seem to think the prognosis is reasonable.

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recovering from being sick

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Well, my weekend did not go as planned, as I spent it bent over the toilet instead of being able to do stuff.

As a result, my attempts to publish my short story collection have been delayed, as have been my writing in general.

I'll post another update on the status of the story collection and when you guys might be able to expect more chapters of Mercy from me when I have more info to share, promise.

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Trans Employer and Employees

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Thanks to phydeau for the heads up.
Many of you are not into this subject. That is as it should be. For me it is not a job but life for I have softly pushed, shared, consoled, enlightened, and debated transgender rights and issues forever it seems.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/17/business/hiring-transgend...

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Amadeus Irina ~ Part 20 -- Edits

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Hi All,

Anam Chara made me aware of a few boo-boos I made out of my naivete on all things musical vocabulary. While I can certainly hang 'ballet speak' with the best of them, when it comes to orchestra positions and such, I am more than a novice.

I have made some edits, thanks to Anam, and hope I have it right now.

Forgive me for my ignorance and I hope you continue to enjoy the story anyway! :)

HUGS!
Shauna

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found this little gem a telling of history and planing

All the history and planing for one major event of the century. then add some in the very long stroy of the past events in the same line.

I always loved history!

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/mar/16/what-happens...

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Hatbox and cash flow.

I don't have a lot of money, but I still value this site. Accordingly, I have spoken to Erin about transferring my scribbles to the Hatbox. I am starting in order of writing, so StD will go first. This is too vital a site to lose, so please give it some help.

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quick heads up

The next arc of Gaby book 19, Girl's on Fire is complete!

Look out for this second instalment available though the usual outlets from tomorrow. I'll post direct links as soon as I have them.

The only question now is, what's the Wunderkind gonna get up to next?

Mads

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NEW shadowsblade is here!

The next part is up and grab the tissues!

Yep I switched up on ya and here is a new Rohanna. Next week most likely will be Vantier?

have fun all!

Ask lots of questions! just like my last blog post, you can ask them as if I was Rohanna or Kyley?

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An Amazon book

I make no recommendations for or against this book, it popped up in an ad while I was looking at a completely unrelated book.

https://www.amazon.com/Swapship-Troopers-Walker-Long-ebook/d...

No I wonder if Heinlein is rolling over in his grave or ROFLing in his grave.

The blurb

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Why the bride is usually to the left of groom

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I was going back through "Somewhere Else Entirely" and noticed Miss Penny Lane put the women to the left of the men in most instances. Obviously she either knows why or it was pure instinct.

"Garia was now always seated to Keren's left, just as every wife was always seated to the left of her husband."

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Sorry I've missed a couple of Bikes

I've had an exhausting week work wise and haven't had the energy to do much at all in the evening not finishing until 8.00pm most nights - and I'm supposed to be semi-retired. Then last night I went to bed early and woke in the night for a wee and couldn't get back to sleep for ages. consequently sleeping in this morning. However, I woke feeling much better and resolved to have the morning doing something I enjoy instead of slaving over a hot text book. I went to check the barn owl roost I know and found some more pellets.

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Lady Love: A New Superheroine In The Making?

Like it often seems to happen with me, I woke up with an idea from my crazy muse who decided I should be awake, not sleeping. LOL

A young man discovers in his early teens that he should have been a girl, but being from the bayous of Louisiana, life doesn't come easy. His parents were always ready for a party, and like they had many times before, they joined several friends on an old and not very well kept twenty foot long speed boat. A really nasty storm raged through the area they were in and the boat went down with all lives lost.

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A very big "Thank you"

I just wanted to publicly thank Crazy Pagan Gurl for her help in editing my short story collection.

If I can, this weekend I'm going to try and submit it to Kindle, and I'll let everybody know when it's up.

Of course, doing this also means 26 of my shorts will be taken down from this site, but don't think I don't appreciate all the comments and kudos those stories have received here.

No matter how successful this little experiment is, I will always be grateful for this place, and I'm not done contributing just yet.

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sexual assault survivor slams anti-trans group for co-opting her story

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“I refuse to allow anyone to use me and my horrific sexual assault to cause harm and discrimination to others...”
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On March 5th of this year Kelly Herron was assaulted in a park bathroom in Washington state and badly beaten as she fought off her would be rapist and captured him for the police.

Weeks later a friend called her and told her that a group (Just Want Privacy) trying to pass another one of these anti-trans bathroom bills in her state was using photographs of her battered face as proof of what allowing trans people use the "wrong" bathroom would lead to. The group hadn't asked her, and she was really really pissed off at being used by them to promote a bill that she is 100% against and has nothing to do with her being attacked by a cis male rapist.

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Fixed at last at the VA

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So.....A while back I had a terrible pain in my lower left groin while walking on the Asbury Park boardwalk. I went to the VA clinic and they examined me and sent me for a colonoscopy. DX Probable diverticulitis. In the months that followed that procedure things were sort of okay, I didn't feel right but no pain, just discomfort and watching what I ate for my diverticulitis. Pain came back some months later along with a large numb area and I felt a lump.

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Mother AND Son transition

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I'm not posting all the links. You may find them here if you're interested.
http://www.weaselzippers.us/329619-celebrate-diversity-mothe...
Many of those who frequent BCTS do so for the unbelievably excellent story telling of so many talented authors. Others come to have a place to share their own telling of stories.

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The week that was

So - parcel fetched - it was a dig report from something I worked on for 6 years in the late '90's - only took the authors nearly 20 years to finish writing it up!

Fairly relaxing trip to Manchester Tuesday and finally today took delivery of the new passport, I can escape this madland now! hurrah!

And whilst waiting for the passport delivery I managed to write most of another Gaby chapter.

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I think I have an idea for the kindle book

I think I have an idea for the Kindle book. It would be called "Dorothy Colleen: From A to Z" and have one story whose title begins with a different letter in the alphabet.

What do you guys think? would you buy something like that?

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Apology

I must apologize to all my readers for letting so much fall by the wayside. With the new pacemaker implanted at Christmas, and the subsequent hack to my account (If you only knew how sorry I am that such a horrendous thing happened to you, 'Dox... *weep*), I haven't been able (or really willing) to post much. Now that I am health(ier), and have a new computer and tighter security measures in place, both on my laptop and on BC in general (Thanks, Pipe, Seph, and Erin! *kiss*), I am in a position once again to write.

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advice, please

I was having a conversation with Efdumb the other day, and he suggested I might want to put some of my stories into a collection for sale on Kindle.

Its a good idea, but I am stuck on what stories I would pick. I mean, it would probably take 10 stories to make up a decent sized book, and my stories don't tend to be connected to each other directly, so how would I select the stories?

Any ideas, anybody?

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Another try at tabletopping at the BCTS chat

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Hi people,

after one of our friends and D&D group members went missing in action, we want to try to revive D&D roleplaying at the Dungeon (just left of the Mainroom ;) ) at fridays.

So, whoever is interested in some fun with friends and some intense gaming sessions should join us in the mainroom or dungeon on Friday at 23:00 GMT. Interesting characters are welcome. After all we we have our own quirks too ;)

If you have any information on the whereabouts or fate of our beloved friend Doc, please PM me, Stardraigh, Rasufelle or Arwen's Tears.

Saphira

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The online seriel "WORM"

A few weeks ago... or so, someone pointed me via a blog entry, to this online seriel "Worm."

Whoever this was, I have alternately thanked and cursed you. The story is VERY well written and it's also VERY graphic, pulling no punches when it comes to violence. It's compelling and seemingly never-ending. I've read myself into a stupor, trying to reach an end that never seems to come, and yet... I cannot stop reading this damned story!

I'll include a url to access the story, but if you're not a superhero story fan, you'll probably not enjoy it very much. It's also not TG.

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Status Update

Ok so I thought I'd give everyone a quick status update on the whole "Tree Fiasco" from last week.

The tree is no longer on my roof, having been removed by my neighbor. He was also nice enough to put a tarp up there, over the hole. So at least I don't have to worry about doing that myself and definitely don't have to worry about paying a professional to take care of the tree. He said he'd fully do that.

The real problem now is all the damage.

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True Friends And Family- now available on Amazon

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After some procrastination, presenting True Friends And Family, the second book in the Winnisimmet Tales saga.

Available for purchase at Amazon in e-book. In a day or two it will be available on Kindle Unlimited and in printed form.

The first book, Someone Who Cares, is now available in printed format as well.

The final book, New Beginnings, will ble available on April 17th

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Time waits for no woman......

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For those in the United States, don't forget to set your clocks ahead one hour tonight. At 2:00 AM most of us go on Daylight Savings Time - unless of course you live in one of the odd (not a slur, just different from the majority) areas that does not make the change.

So remember, at 2:00 AM it's really 3:00 AM - for those of us who can't sleep, we get to spend one less hour staring at the ceiling over the bed, listening to soft music, and praying that our demons remain at rest for one more night.

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Apologies & New Ideas

First of all, I'd like to apologize for not updating several of my older stories recently like Home Is Where The Heart Is, No Place To Call Home, Upside Down, Inside Out, Step By Step, Elsewhere, Otherwhen, Somehow and Stumbles Of Love. I went through a two week period where I wrote absolutely nothing, then when I did start writing again a few days ago, it was a brand new story.

It's even worse at the moment, I started a new story two days ago, took a break yesterday, and now I'm starting another new one. LOL

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A little surprised to see a "Liberty University" ad on BC

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I was surprised to see a pretty large ad for Liberty University on BC today. As far as I know, Liberty University is an ultra conservative religious place that I can't imagine being LGBT friendly. On the other hand, I'm happy to see their money supporting this site.

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surviving dysphoria

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f you guys don't mind, I wanna talk about dysphoria for a bit.

Now, it's not a subject I tackle often, partially because I'm not sure how to convey the feeling to someone who has never had it, and partially because I'm not an expert on the subject in any sense other than my own experiences.

That said, as I had a really bad day with dysphoria yesterday, it is worth attempting to give some ideas on it.

My dysphoria tends to come in cycles. Not surprising, since everything else in my life seems to come in cycles too.
Sometimes, it's only a mild irritation.

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Lil Abner

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After reading Erin's story and the comments my thoughts centered on the musical Lil Abner.

The lyrics to one of the songs are as poignant today as they were sixty years ago.

The Country's in the Very Best of Hands
– Li'l Abner and Marryin' Sam

Them city folks and we-uns
Are pretty much alike
Though they ain't used to living in the sticks
We don't like stone or cement
But we is in agreement
When we get started talking politics

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Idea! lets have a chat with Rohanna and Kyley!

Here it is a rather simple Idea!

You my more than rabid readers, you ask questions here just like you are chatting to either Rohanna, the Pixies and group or Kyley and her group?

Just remember to 'say' who you are chatting with to keep all of us on the same page?

I will try to answer as best I can, without killing story plots or ideas?

SO let the fun begin!

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Reminded of a hot summer day

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Bailey Summers' newest chapter of Jem got me thinking of a moment when I was a teenager.

A couple of girls who had become part of an unofficial D & D group with me were at one of their houses and we were just goofing around, and then the girls decided it was too hot and since they didn't have bathing suits handy, they simply stripped to their underwear. Despite feeling a touch self-conscious about my body, somehow I got talked into doing the same.

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SEE Commentaries #23 to #26

Author's Commentary on Somewhere Else Entirely: Chapters 23 to 26

Garia gets back to business and then receives her first major test.

There isn't too much in these chapters that required major attention.

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Sorry

that there wasn't an update/posting on Sunday - family day and no internet!

But here's the chapter that should have been posted - Planning for Mischief.

I was hoping to have the next chunk of book 19 ready for the weekend but a meeting Monday and a wayward muse yesterday have both impacted the time line so Part 2 could be out Sunday or it might be next Wednesday.

Well I think that's everything

enjoy
Mads

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March 8

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The Eastern side of the world is celebrating a Women's day on March 8th. There is no politics just celebration of femininity and spring.

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BE HAPPY DEAR LADIES!
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A hollywood TG movie coming in April

I was just looking through the itunes Trailer app on my phone and came across a move with Michelle Rodriguez and Sigourney Weaver, Called "The Assignment".
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5034474/?ref_=nv_sr_1

It is about a Hitman who gets turned into a Woman by a doctor for killing her brother.

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No Bike tonight.

Sorry just did a twelve hour day, yeah I know supposed to be retired, sort of, and am just too tired to bother writing anything tonight. For those with withdrawal symptoms you could always read some earlier episodes or try one of my short stories, there are one or two of them, plus other serials like Totally Insane or Charlotte's Tale or my thriller and fantasy novel SNAFU, the first 47 parts are on Sapphire's site. See links below.

https://bigclosetr.us/topshelf/book-page/13585/angharads-sto...

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Gone

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I have been called a troll. I have been called a petulant child. I have been called snarky. I have been called a lot of unflattering names.

Why? Because I don't believe in saying things that you can't back up, spouting off things that are offensive to other, insulting one's country.

I tried to quell my actions but I grew up being told to fight back when you see something wrong, speak out when something isn't right. Doing that just gets me targeted as being a jerk, a troll, and many other things.

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Sorta funny I thought I'd share.

I just thought I'd share this. Now I've been singing and playing guitar around my area for the past year but tonight I decided to try something different. I decided to try my hand at stand up, because in my transition there has been some funny instances happen. While I'm not nervous singing and playing guitar at all anymore, tonight I was terrified, I honestly was nervous enough I forgot about 5 minutes of material I had planned but everyone thought it was hilarious anyway. I hope you all get a good giggle at this, I figure it never hurts to share a bit of laughter.

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1547

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When I saw that my latest story had 1547 reads I was reminded of the year 1547 when for a few days a truly formidable (positively or negatively) set of monarchs ruled in various countries in Europe at the same time:

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Yorkshire Pudding failure.

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I thought that I'd try a typical British Sunday lunch. It was supposed to impress my English in laws. Simple right? Nope I can tell you it never went to plan. I got a great beef joint. That at least came out the oven right. My roast potatoes were passable I guess. The gravy was pretty good but not much can go wrong there. However, the Yorkshire pudding was more like a pancake. Chloe, our eldest just looked and said just do what you're good at in future Mom. Kate, my Mom in law brought over a trifle. Next time it'll be meatloaf. We'll dine American fare lol.

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Magic is.. gonna take a few weeks?

Hi everyone!

I don't normally do blog post's or anything but I figured it would be easier here then saying it anywhere else so excuse any poor form or anything present as I ramble on here with as few words as possible.

To those keeping up with Hannah and her life in my 'Magic is..' series I've got some bad news, good news and some hopefully good news?

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This is Most Flattering

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I was reading (and commenting on) Haylee V's hilarious flash, "The Mandela Shift", and I was flattered to catch this near the bottom:

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The first sixteen parts (five postings) of my long Bikini Beach story are considered "more like this" even though there's absolutely no resemblance to this story.

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The Mandela Shift

I hope you enjoy this foray into my darker side. Please remember to like, kudos, and/or comment, even if there's something you disliked about it. All CONSTRUCTIVE criticism (even the negative ones) is greatly appreciated.

*kisses*
Haylee V

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Trick of the mind

I read "Trick of the Mind" long ago stepwise. Then fortunately i found the story packed into two documents. Being my all time favourite i want to read it again. but the links are too many. Someone having any idea where to find the whole into one or two docs version of the story?

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working on a story about a 40 + trans woman transitioning

You guys may recall a while ago I challenged our authors to come up with a story starring a "mature" trans person.

Well, I decided to take myself up on my challenge, and I'm working on the story right now.

No idea when it will be done, as I am splitting my writing time between this story, Mercy, and another new piece called "Help! My girlfriend is a unicorn!"

So all I can say for now is, stay tuned ...

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Woman's Hour, Jenni Murray in hotwater

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For an article in the Sunday Times she wrote in which she apparently suggested that transwomen are not real women. It got a mention in the Guardian and some of the comments are more interesting than the article.

For those who want to see the Guardian article: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/mar/05/jenni-murray...

I haven't actually yet seen the Sunday Times article which is behind a paywall. Thanks Roop!

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