Sometime last night my LJ was hacked and, as a result, until I got it straightened out this afternoon many of you were subjected to torrents of nude pics. I'm now tracking down the hacker's posts as best I can and deleting them when I find them. If the hacker struck here, I am sorry. If not... then I am grateful.
This episode puts me in mind of the lectures we got as children -- the lectures about how our good name is the most valuable thing we have. I don't think I appreciated it nearly as much till now; out here in cyberspace, what are we besides a name and a scattering of text on a screen? Now, through nothing but ill luck (because I am geek enough to swap passwords fairly frequently) I am stuck trying to mop the mud off my name.
I hope most of you who know me at all will know I would not have spammed you like that. I am grateful to the abuse team at LJ for getting my journal back into my hands, and grateful to community mods who stopped the hacker's spam and kept it offline in their communities.
At any rate, that is my tale. Again, I apologize that you folks had to get bogged down in it.
My local leather group has asked me to give a presentation on the spiritual aspects of D/s, so I am turning to you folk and asking if some of you would be kind enough to add further insights. For me there are marked parallels between my relationship and submission to my Master, and my relationship and submission to my Gods. This is one of the things that attracted me so strongly to the D/s lifestyle in the first place. I am interested in how you came to perceive connections and parallels between D/s and spirituality, and how your spiritual journey influences and informs your D/s journey, and vice versa. Thanks very much for your input. I appreciate it. :-)Similar request also posted to living_d_s
I've started an informal research project and I'm turning to my "kinky communities" on LJ for help. This is the first in a series of polls regarding a phenomenon that's been unofficially dubbed "sex drop". I would really appreciate your input and, be honest, you know you love the ticky boxes!Thank you for your help, and my apologies for the cross-posting.
pagan_articles is (and I quote) "A place to share and discuss articles and podcasts relevant to Paganism and magical practice. The idea is to use these articles as starting point for in-depth conversation and constructive debate."The maintainer is awesomely well read and intelligent so I'm tagging everyone and command you pass the news out...NOW!Cross posted to academicpagans, bipolypagangeek, glbt_pagan, pagan_kinksters,<lj user="religion_majors"
Pagan Topics News online, soon the newsletter will be available online. Lexie is working on it now. It will have RSS feeds and more. I will keep you posted on when it will be online. the next issue will be available on Aug 17th, the deadling for submissions, poetry artwork, stories ect. is Aug 13th
Help! my computer crashed and I lost all the email addresses for the subscribers of Pagantopics News if you are a subscriber or wish to be one send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with (subscribe) in the subject line and the deadline for submissions is August 12th, if you wish to submit an article, poem, artwork, or recipe please send to email@example.com with (submission) in the subject line
the next issue of the Pagan Topics newsletter will be available soon..let me know if you want a copy, send an email to Winter@Pagantopics.com with "newsletter" in the subject line....remember this newsletter is free
We, the Pagan Topics Witches Society, have started a Pagan newsletter, which we hope will grow into an actual newspaper or magazine from the newsletter format we are using at the moment. What we need are submissions from the Pagan community if you are interested in submitting your works or wishing to share your knowledge. Here we have complied a list of the sections that we are currently working on for the next issue. Please note that the deadline for submitting your works is set for 3 weeks from today.1) Upcoming events will include Sabbats, Esbats phases and/or rituals etc.2)Letters to the Editor3) The Muse's Grove will be a section for your personal poems, chants, and/or short stories etc.4)A Religious Showcase where we will have basic information pertaining to one religion, which will change monthly so that we can provide knowledge that breeds tolerance!5)Pagan Spirituality will include meditations, pagan information such as personal deities, folklore etc.6) Kitchenwitchery includes any recipies, homemade beverages etc.7) Kids Playground will host puzzles and games for children etc.8) Pagan Humor include jokes, tales etc..9) Horoscopes10) Welcoming new members to our Pagan Topics Ordain site, Pagan Topics Healer site, and Pagan Topics Meet up.11) Birthday and ObituariesHow to submit your works to Pagan Topics Newsletter/Newspaper?~Email them to Winter@pagantopics.com or Lexie@pagantopics.com.Also in the subject line area please put "submissions to ( the section you are submitting to)," so I will know where to place them.Any submissions will remain the sole property of the individual submitting, but we retain the right to reprint works in any future issue of our newsletter. Please note at this time submitting works will be on a pro bono basis.If you should have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact us pertaining to this posting.Bright BlessingsWinter"Shadus"Editor in Chief,Pagan Topics Newsletter (Newspaper)
Something that I have noticed... I am bi-polar and take meds daily to stay level. The problem is that when I have sub drop I think that I am going lower than I usually would because of being bi-polar. I am wondering if there are other subs/slaves out here that are bi-polar and experience the same thing? How do you deal with it. Is there a support group for us? (lol) I know that I can not discuss this with a shrink because then I would have to explain why I am experiencing the mood swings to begin with. Not something I am comfortable discussing with my current doc. He would give me the leacture about this being an unhealthy relationship... but I feel healthier and more complete then I ever have. Just hoping that I am not alone in these feelings. 1st Girl Phoenix