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Last Login: 06/27/2015 4:11 pm

Registered: 10/07/2003

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Location: On the fine line between sanity and insanity

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I am a former moderator for Gaia Online (2005-2010). Don't ask me about how the site works, I have no idea anymore.

Life: My profile is actually accurate. I am over thirty, and thus an ancient by Gaia standards. I lived in Japan for six years, but moved back to the US in 2012. I brought back two slightly irradiated kitties from Fukushima, Japan. Sadly, thus far no signs of glowing in the dark or superpowers.

I am an avid reader, writer and daydreamer, though I easily spend more time online than doing any of those other things. I like old things. I love cats, and volunteer with a cat rescue group. Ask me about TNR and I will tell you more than you ever wanted to know.

My Japanese is horrible, but I survived Japan (/it survived me) so I guess it all worked out.

I am rarely here, but if you leave me a message I will respond to it eventually. Just be aware that I do disappear for months to a year at a time.

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Turnilk Report | 05/22/2015 7:24 pm
Folk tales, legends, and lore in general. They can be fun to share as well as being great inspiration for stories of my own. As bonus entertainment, the weird stories make some people get this expression on their face that is a bit of horror, confusion, and disbelief. It is gloriously hilarious.

Yeah, not everyone enjoys the same things, but there is no harm in trying it out I think. I'll look up Anne Moura and her books to see if I'd find them to be my sort of thing or not as well. Though I'm not a believer in magic, it could be an interesting read. Plus, as I said on the thread, I do want to do some research on the people who write such books and see where they get their information. And just to be clear, its not just because I was rude to the thread starter, I'm simply very curious now 3nodding
Turnilk Report | 05/21/2015 9:14 am
To be honest, I've had the druid books for well over a decade and haven't been able to get all the way through them. They are long and tedious and the author isn't that good of a story teller. When I also read that the spells are supposed to be specifically for men, I got a bit annoyed that because of my female parts I wouldn't be able to cast them correctly or something. I'll look up the book you mentioned. Hopefully it will be a more interesting read than the ones I have.

The two books I have on druidism may not have gotten me into magic other than thinking of it as fantasy, but they did get me into lore. I love reading about legends and lore from anywhere in the world. Other than one book about Native American legends that is poorly organized, I don't really have any books with lore and legends in them. Fiction books don't count in this instance. I've tried Wikipedia, but it is long and not entirely comprehensive on some of the entries (such as the less popular ones) and staring at a mostly white screen for a long time can hurt my eyes. If you know a good place to look for such things or have any recommendations that would relate, I'd be happy to know about them.
Turnilk Report | 05/20/2015 6:29 am
A few if the things on the linked page I knew already. It is a good run down of the basics though, just like you said 3nodding I believe the two books I have are for Druidism. They talk about Merlyn, King Arthur, and druids, so its kind of hard to place them in some other category even by mistake. I'm also a bit glad to see wicca included on the page, since how you used the term I thought I had used the wrong word on the thread. Well, I'm not entirely right, but not entirely wrong in word usage. I will do better if I run into a situation where I'd need to use the terms again.

Thank you for the information and linking the page for me. Up until you did I'm pretty sure the only knowledge I had of pagans were the two books I have and one episode of Taboo where a group of pagans did a ritual at night in their birthday suits. And I really don't remember much of the last one. I'll go through and look more at the links on the page to get more details when I can.
Turnilk Report | 05/19/2015 9:25 pm
sweatdrop I can be at times, I think. Then again, I can also be fairly thick skulled and an implied threat or warning might not get through very well.

I tend to leave paganism threads alone since I know so little about it and I'm thinking that there are multiple types or groups, just like other religions. If you knew any site I could visit for a simple explanation of things it would probably help it seem a little less alien to me.
Bosch Parano Report | 03/27/2015 10:34 pm
Woowoohooooo!~ I'mma Ghoooooost!~ Bawahahahahhaaaaa!~ on a fleeting fancy I reappeared... 'ello! Of course gonna wander back off Gaia but 'ello!
Vash-Vash Report | 02/28/2015 1:08 pm
Well I def look forward to it: 3nod:
Vash-Vash Report | 02/22/2015 2:14 am
Ahh I see. Well at least you know what your doing. Should point me to it when its published.
Vash-Vash Report | 02/21/2015 9:31 pm
You could try Kickstarter, they have fairly successful funding. Anywhere to see the finished product?
Vash-Vash Report | 02/20/2015 11:25 pm
Any progress on your book? biggrin
Unknown Variable Report | 02/09/2015 1:27 pm
hey Carolface, were you ever/are you into the cthulhu mythos & similar lovecraftian themes?

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