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OOC: The Winter Vow [26 Nov 2005|02:52pm]
[ mood | content ]

Hello all! We Exiles have a little more free time on our hands, and Confundus is moving merrily along, as well as we can see, at any rate.

I made a Winter Vow recently--well, a little over a month ago. It is a temporary intimate partnership lasting from the fall equinox until dawn of the spring equinox. At that point, one can either terminate the partnership, or make a Summer Vow, which extends the partnership until the following fall equinox. Alas, these are not legally binding in the United States; this does not, however, negate their validity as trial domestic partnerships; and they can be applied to couples of any sexual orientation. The concept came from the novel The Year the Horses Came, the first novel in Mary Mackey's Neolithic-inspired Earthsong Trilogy.

Here is the text of the vow we used:

"From now until the Spring Equinox, I am my beloved's, and my beloved is mine. I accept the offer, the gift of love, of the one my heart loves, from now until the dawning of the next spring day. From now until then, I am yours. From now until then, I will be with no other; to no other besides you will I make vows of love and devotion. This vow shall terminate at dawn of the next Spring Equinox, subject to renewal by further vows, whether temporary or permanent, or not, as we shall agree.

"Come to my embrace and my hearthfire in perfect love and in perfect trust, and fear not. You are blessed, beloved and sacred to me, the one my heart loves, from now until the next Spring day. I pray every blessing of Creation and the Four Directions to rest on both our heads. So mote it be." [Exchange of tokens follows]

*Of course, certain phrases are borrowed with thanks from the Biblical Song of Songs, as Biblical scholars will undoubtedly note. Aside from these, the text of this vow is original.*

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Rome never looks where she treads... [15 Nov 2005|06:44pm]
[ mood | frustrated ]
[ music | The Pict Song (R. Kipling) by Joe Bethancourt ]

Legilimency is still not panning out. Appeal is pending. But at least our jury service is done for now; hopefully they won't be bugging me for more anytime soon.

Also, my new pendulum is not centered properly; it's just a rock that can't say "no"! What to do, what to do? Guess more pendulum shopping is in order, especially as I've just been commissioned to make a necklace for my mom's Swiss penpal of more than 50 years. Now, if I can just recall which colors the lady looks best in...

As for the legilimency, I approach that the way I used to approach playing for the group dancing at the dancehall in Glen Echo Park Irish festivals. That is to say, find someone to sneak me in when I wasn't actually on the performance program...*eg*

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OOC: Rome never looks where she treads... [15 Nov 2005|02:47pm]
[ mood | frustrated ]
[ music | The Pict Song (R. Kipling) by Joe Bethancourt ]

Legilimency is still not panning out. Appeal is pending. But at least our jury service is done for now; hopefully they won't be bugging me for more anytime soon.

Also, my new pendulum is not centered properly; it's just a rock that can't say "no"! What to do, what to do? Guess more pendulum shopping is in order, especially as I've just been commissioned to make a necklace for my mom's Swiss penpal of more than 50 years. Now, if I can just recall which colors the lady looks best in...

As for the legilimency, I approach that the way I used to approach playing for the group dancing at the dancehall in Glen Echo Park Irish festivals. That is to say, find someone to sneak me in when I wasn't actually on the performance program...*eg*

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I tape dead people [14 Nov 2005|06:35pm]
[ mood | discontent ]
[ music | Gile Mear - by Relativity ]

For info on the subject reference, check out the current AGHOST website. I was with this crowd all this past weekend, and may become a member. Now all I need is a digital camera to get me some better orb photos.

By the way, this fits me pretty well, though I'm not sure how good I'd look in full armor...

You scored as Joan of Arc. I am Joan of Arc. I have a strong faith in God. I am not afraid to challenge conventions or to put myself in a dangerous position to protect my country. I fight for what I believe in. Some people have called me crazy.

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Joan of Arc

75%

Xena, Warrior Princess

71%

Elizabeth I

63%

Cleopatra

58%

Boudicca

58%

Which Female Heroine Are You?
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Which Female Heroine?!! You ever heard of a MALE Heroine?

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OOC: I tape dead people [14 Nov 2005|02:43pm]
[ mood | discouraged ]
[ music | Gile Mear - by Relativity ]

For info on the subject reference, check out the current AGHOST website. I was with this crowd all this past weekend, and may become a member. Now all I need is a digital camera to get me some better orb photos.

By the way, this fits me pretty well, though I'm not sure how good I'd look in full armor...

You scored as Joan of Arc. I am Joan of Arc. I have a strong faith in God. I am not afraid to challenge conventions or to put myself in a dangerous position to protect my country. I fight for what I believe in. Some people have called me crazy.

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Joan of Arc

75%

Xena, Warrior Princess

71%

Elizabeth I

63%

Cleopatra

58%

Boudicca

58%

Which Female Heroine Are You?
created with QuizFarm.com


Which Female Heroine?!! You ever heard of a MALE Heroine??

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Don't tell mother, but I ate all your bacon. [10 Nov 2005|06:34pm]
[ mood | coldy ]
[ music | The Coho Flash Silver - by Sally Rogers ]

...The sea is working now, the sea brings ice and snow, The sea blows long, and long, and black... Kagan said, "I'm dying! Sail, keep me warm!" And the sail said, "I can't do it, Kagan."

--© Gordon Bok, from the story song Peter Kagan and the Wind.

Well, shit. Occluded again! Never fear, we'll figure out something. Meanwhile, Eris Discordia rides down hard, and glorified Confundus is well underway. Any fool could tell, from a cursory glance.

Meanwhile, it's off to the AGHOST Conference starting tomorrow. If I can just figure out the best bus and ferry routes...

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OOC: Don't tell Mother, but I ate all your bacon. [10 Nov 2005|02:34pm]
[ mood | coldy ]
[ music | The Coho Flash Silver - by Sally Rogers ]

...The sea is working now, the sea brings ice and snow,
The sea blows long, and long, and black...
Kagan said, "I'm dying! Sail, keep me warm!"
And the sail said, "I can't do it, Kagan."


--© Gordon Bok, from the story song Peter Kagan and the Wind.


Well, shit. Occluded again! Never fear, we'll figure out something. Meanwhile, Eris Discordia rides down hard, and glorified Confundus is well underway. Any fool could tell, from a cursory glance.

Meanwhile, it's off to the AGHOST Conference starting tomorrow. If I can just figure out the best bus and ferry routes...

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An Overcast Wednesday... [09 Nov 2005|06:28pm]
[ mood | crafty ]
[ music | A Mhic Iarla nam Bratach Bana - by Mouth Music ]

The Confundus Conspiracy. Okay, explain the Confundus Conspiracy for us. The Confundus Conspiracy comes in two parts, complementary of course, and it involves the relationship of a writer with the characters and Muses that he/she knows directly; and, in some cases, the relationship of one writer with the Muses and characters of others. Said conspiracy exists to provide inspiration and promote healing from unbalanced power dynamics in creative communities. More will be revealed of this later!

Meanwhile, the theoretical framework of the Confundus Conspiracy is suggested in the following verses:

Show me then: can you collect smoke;
Select the air you breathe,
Or sweep up the sea?

Find your way home by a map of feathers;
Drive to a house with no known address;
Send owls to one who has no name.

And finish that lot before lunchtime tomorrow.
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An Overcast Wednesday [09 Nov 2005|02:33pm]
[ mood | crafty ]
[ music | A Mhic Iarla nam Bratach Bana - by Mouth Music ]

The Confundus Conspiracy. Okay, explain the Confundus Conspiracy for us. The Confundus Conspiracy comes in two parts, complementary of course, and it involves the relationship of a writer with the characters and Muses that he/she knows directly; and, in some cases, the relationship of one writer with the Muses and characters of others. Said conspiracy exists to provide inspiration and promote healing from unbalanced power dynamics in creative communities.

More will be revealed of this later! Meanwhile, the theoretical framework of the Confundus Conspiracy is suggested in the following verses:

Show me then: can you collect smoke;
Select the air you breathe,
Or sweep up the sea?

Find your way home by a map of feathers;
Drive to a house with no known address;
Send owls to one who has no name.

And finish that lot before lunchtime tomorrow.

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