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Wednesday: Mood

Today, we challenge you to find and share a picture that visually represents your mood right now.

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OOC: Grrr!!

For the record, The PDF version of “The Memoirs of the Count de Rochefort” by Cortilz de Sandras (English Translation) is a complete disaster! Then again, maybe it is just the version of it for Kindle PC that is completely unreadable. Anyway…what’s with all these codes and HTML and nonsense?! It is so bad on the Kindle ap that it is completely unreadable. I just want to find out who thought it was ok to upload something so wretched to and ask what they could have been thinking. Thankfully, however, I have an actual physical copy and just have to figure out the difference between the use of “F’s” and “S’s” and you can pretty much get the general gist. I have always thought that a better rendition of the ‘Memoirs’ from the famous D’artagnan romances would be fantastic since, unbeknownst to most, they are based off of real people. Alexandre’ Dumas shamelessly ripped off both Cortilz and his co-writer, Auguste Maquet and yet gets all of the credit for being so bloody brilliant.


It is officially spring break which means a mad flurry of cleaning and fixing up so we can get the house appraised, refinanced and my ex husband off the mortgage, etc. Then there’s the eBook to finish up and the two manuscripts and upload them to Kindle. Then there is the FAFSA to finish, the scholarship application and the business plans for “Backwoods” and “Dragon Legacy”.

All this and I am supposed to get some sleep in there somewhere.

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Quick Update

I apologise for my continued absence. Believe me when I say it is not apathy. I do try to glance at LJ once in a while, however, with less than 20 days in the semester, two papers due, four final exams and three production projects in the offing – one of which has got to be well underway by Tax Day, April 15th as the crew goes on the road to film the documentary until the end of the month – my world is insane. Apparently I am just one single credit hour away from being what is considered “overloaded” by the school’s standards. :-/

But I did manage to get my taxes done.

I realise that there are those that don’t have the patience to hang in. That’s ok. I completely understand. If I am not posting and commenting, then it is natural to do some spring cleaning of your friends lists.

I also realise that I have not done prompts for a couple of weeks. They will be updated this weekend.

Many of you and your families are in my thoughts and prayers. Some are going through some really rough times, and I honestly do not know how you get up in the morning and face it all. I am thinking of you, I am reading when I can.

Stay safe, stay sane (if you can), and know I will be back when I can.


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Wednesday – Picture that Causes You To Cry

The Unseelie are not easily moved to tears.


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Munday Survey Says….

Attitude in relation to authority figures

Faelyn being High Lady and Queen of the Fortunate Island thinks of herself as an authority figure. As long as she agrees that that person or institution has equal or greater “authority” than herself things are fine. She is, though, a diplomat and can play the subordinate and the suplicant if it is to her calculated advantage to do so. She hotly resents the Christian Church, particularly the Catholic Faith, but she sees many protestants as being far worse in their subjugation and exploitation of women. She won’t be overt in her undermining those authorities, but she does work covertly in achieving her objectives.
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OOC: Mini Rant: How NOT to Write All Things Kemetic (Especially Fiction) 101

I posted this on Pan Historia this morning. I have had more than enough. seriously. I also see this crap on the House boards, not just by guests and newbies but by those who should know better – had they been paying attention in Beginner’s Class! *note to self* Bigger drill bits to pierce the extra-thick craniums next class!!

I have been involved in ancient Egyptian religion for a very long time. I have studied the hieroglyphs on and off for about 25 years. I am by no means a master of any of this. But one thing absolutely drives me into FITS and indicates quite clearly to me those who grasp the concept of the religion, and those that just sort of use it as an overlay to what they think they already know.

cut for those who have no interest in such things


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From Bestekeni

So damned funny!

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From Many

The Lust Whammy // Put it on me


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Damn it!!

If it isn’t bad enough that my website was hacked a couple of weeks ago, now it seems my Twitter account has also been hacked. Christ. I am absolutely livid about this!!!

I have never taken any stupid IQ test and I certainly have never spoken the way these folks seem to have portrayed me. So….I apologise for any of you who got DM’s from me. They most certainly were NOT from me!


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Munday – Regarding God/dess

How does your character feel about God? Or religion in general. And lest this sound too Judeo-Christian specific, it can refer to any and all deities or spiritual forces in your character’s world, be they Hindu, Native American, part of the Greek pantheon, or something unique to your character’s setting.

However you define it, gods or goddesses, tell us how your character feels about the whole thing. Are they a believer in any sort of deity? How do they feel about that deity? How about the church/organized religion if it exists in their world? Or perhaps they’re a hard-line atheist. What do they think of people who do believe in God/s?

Fanny / Faelyn is the High Lady of the Ninefold Sisterhood of Affwyn or the Fortunate Island, also known as the Isle of Apples or Avalon. They are both human and Fae, that were created before the split between Humans and Sidhe. They honour the Great Goddess who is Danu, or Dana, hence they are a part of or believe themselves directly descended and connected to the Tuatha Dé Danann. This established territory was throughout the Celts / Gael / Gaul lands. There was a time when the Gods of the Ancient World walked alongside mankind, and that all forms of Immortals such as the Fae of all types, Angels, Fallen Angels such as Grigorii, Nephilim, etc. all this is connected.

As for believing in Gods (plural), of course she does. She also quite adamantly believes that she is in fact descended from them – but then so are many others. As far as almight_g_d, well she thinks He is an arrogant git and has no right to call Himself the One True anything. She gives him a what-for on a regular basis as to His punishment of the Fallen Ones – and the reduced status of the Sidhe as being somehow erroneously behind or beneath that of Humans. That she gives Him migraines for her efforts is a source of great amusement for her – and also for some of those whom she is friendly with among the fallen ones, such as 1st_of_the200, Azazeal. She also is secretly hoping that a_giovanni achieves his ultimate goal of Godhead just so he can also give the ‘Almighty” even more headaches.

She has flown in the face of would-be limitations of life, death, rebirth, in whatever fashion she can, sometimes failing miserably in the attempt. That does not seem to stop her – her arrogance on that front knows no bounds. A prime example of this was her obsession with bringing her husband, the Comte de Rochefort (all_forme), back from the Realm of the Dead. After 400+ years of trying she finally succeeds. That did nothing to diffuse her Goddess-like arrogance, to be sure. Then there are the Laws of Power – of every kind of Power, to which she is an absolute devotee. That is not to say that she is obsessed with Power, she studies it, understands it and uses all Seven Realms of Existence to try and bend it to her Will. This sort of viewpoint can only come from beings that were close to Godhood themselves in the eyes of more primitive beings In short, while Faelyn may say she honours the Goddess or other Gods, she pretty much puts herself on equal footing with them in her own mind at the very least.

As far as organised religion, she feels nothing but contempt toward the blindness of both Catholic and Protestants to the exclusion of all else. Wars over religion are a matter of arrogance that started with God Himself. She has hidden behind the trappings and practices of Catholicism later in her life because it was easy to substitute Mary for Danu, the Saints for all the other Gods and Goddesses, various spirits, etc. especially when she was living in France with her husband in the 17th Century. Her magickal practices and sorcery she kept out of the light as much as possible, but not without incurring some suspicion, especially from someone like Cardinal Richelieu, who in spite of knowing what she probably was, let her take Holy Communion from him anyway. Richelieu was no Inquisitor, but he certainly did not make the thin line Faelyn walked at all easy. Cardinal Richelieu made it clear on numerous occasions that the only reason he stayed his hand was because she was the wife of the Captain of his guard. In spite of Cardinal Richelieu’s and Faelyn de Rochefort’s intense and very mutual dislike of one another, there was a still an underlying respect there – even if it was unspoken.

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