Monthly Archives: July 2007
Since all of we female friends et al of Hsu Danmei (civ_barbarian) will be sorely missing
the grumpy bastard him whilst he is away till mid September, now is your chance to join your fellow Hsu-ettes. Let’s occupy ourselves until he comes back! 😉
Confess….You know you wanna.
Special thanks to miss_piggy_moi for creating this place as a creative outlet for us rather than letting us pine away!
1 – What’s something you should throw away but can’t?
I have a dress, it was that of a noviate when I was Morgienne’s apprentice on the Fortunate Island. It was not something that has happy memories attached to it, and yet I have hung on to it all these years. Perhaps I hold on to it to remind me where I came from, should I be tempted to become soft on things like betrayals.
2 – What is your most unusual nighttime or morning ritual?
I spend hours writing in my book. I don’t know that that is unusual, but I have been doing it ever since I was a very young child. Every night, with the rare exceptions where it and I were separated from each other I have sat down to write within it’s pages. I have filled more than one tome over the last five hundred years, of course, but every night it’s the same.
3 – Do you believe in horoscopes or predestined prophecies?
I believe in using astrology as a tool to assist in getting the best results out of something possible. I do not however, believe in pre destiny or prophesies that prove something. To me, a prophecy that fails to come true i s a success. It means that people have broken out of their superstitious mindsets and actually overcome that which was believed to be pre-destined. I believe we make our own destinies, and I also believe that with the conscious direction of the Will, anything is possible.
4 – What are you a “natural” at doing?
I have been told I am a natural diplomat. I have an aptitude for language and speak a few with at least a fair amount of proficiency. I will confess that I know that I possess a way of drawing out those whom I engage in conversation, making them feel at ease. Some say it is due to my being half-Fae, and therefore what I am doing is a sort of shapeshifting. I don’t think that is very accurate, really. If I were, I think that I would know about it. I don’t think I could begin to explain how I do what I do – only that I do it. There really is no ‘magic’ to it. It’s just a willingness to listen and observe.
5 – What is your earliest memory?
I remember my mother singing me to sleep when I was all of three years old. I remember her sweet face bent over me, soothing my fears and making me smile. There were fireflies in the summertime when I would fall asleep in her arms beneath the large mimosa tree. I didn’t realize then that I was born a halfling and a bastard. In my mother’s eyes was all the love that could ever existed in the whole of the world. Whatever we did together it was all wonderous magic. My mother showed me the wonders of the world with a joyous delight that I have rarely seen in many others. Little did I know that the sweetness of those moments would come to an abrupt end a year later.
Topic 188 – Write two letters: One to someone you hurt and the other to someone who hurt you.
Much more than three thousand years ago, four separate peoples, all of whom dwelt alongside great rivers, met. Rather than waging war, there was an exchange of trade, culture and ideals. According to legend, this occurrence happened sometime during the Reign of Ptolemy Euergetes, a half-dead Indian mariner, who was cast adrift, somehow miraculously ended up on the coast of Egypt. He was taken to Alexandria. Struggling in the minimal Greek language that he knew, and as a token of his thanks, he offered to show his hosts a quicker route from their lands to his by sea. Excited by the prospects of turning Alexandria into the major power of trade and exchange in the ancient world, the Pharaoh directed Eudoxus, a Greek explorer, to set out with the guest from India and thus begin the direct exchange between the two countries. From this alliance, the influence of the two cultures flourished and even Rome, in its far-reaching Empire, even unto the lands of Celtia, where my ancestors came from, did the ideas further spread. This all happened long before the spread of the Faith of the Christ, or that of the Great Prophet ever was born.
Prthiv, the Great Mother, the Goddess of the Earth, who is intimately linked with Lakshmi of India, Het-Hert or Hathor of Egypt, symbolized by the cow, the giver of life and the icon of Motherhood held sway. For a brief time, there was understanding between all of these lands and the Mysteries were as close as a breath, as natural as the touch of the sun upon the face. It is even said, that the Mary, the Mother of the Christ, succoured and protected in Egypt, came to her eternal rest in India. I have seen her tomb there and it is both a wonderment and testament toward a time when many different Faiths brooked no argument. Through Her came all abundance, through Her we began and to Her we would all return ultimately. She was the most visible face of that which is so ultimately and so wonderfully unknowable.
But those in power realised that through religion they could rule the masses. Through intimidation, fear of public humiliation, torture or death, the necks and knees of both nobleman and commoner could be made to serve the whims of Master. Alliances were made and lost through the question of religion. If you found yourself on the wrong side, your choices were clear – you had to defend your beliefs, defend your faith to the death and die damned, or convert. Of course, you could still quite possibly give up your life as payment for having been on the wrong side to begin with. Salvation and Heresy are just two tools in the game. There are, without a doubt, many more.
I was raised in the Faith of the Great Goddess. I strove to learn Her Mysteries as all women dedicated to the Isle had done. In spite of what you might have heard, however, being Fae does not present any sort of detriment into entering any House of God. All Gods are One God, All Goddesses One Goddess. The One in the Many, the Many in the One – only those who are foolish will deign to argue about it.
Muse: Fanny Fae /Faelyn
Fandom: Original Character / Folklore / Mythology / World History
Word Count: 547
1. Give me your number?
2. Let me hug you anytime I wanted to?
3. Let me kiss you?
4. Watch a movie with me…even a really sappy one?
5. Let me take you out to dinner?
6. Drive me somewhere/anywhere?
7. Take a shower with me?
8. Have a fling with me?
9. Listen to me if I called you crying even if you were out with all of your friends?
10. Buy me a drink if I didnt have money?
11. Take me home for the night?
12. Let me sleep in your bed?
13. Sing karaoke with me?
14. Sit in the doctors office with me because I didn’t want to go alone?
15. Re-post this for me to answer your questions?
16. Come pick me up at 3am because my car ran out of petrol in the middle of nowhere?
17. Cry if I died?
18. Dance with me?
19. Sing happy birthday to me?
20. Take advantage of me if I was drunk?
21. Strip for me?
22. Do you think I’m cute or hot?
23. Do you like my style?
24. Do you think I’m funny?
Elizabeth had been busily and most discreetly making preparations for a visit from a very good friend. This friend, upon his last visit, had set the entire court on its ear by taking her up in his glider and whisking her away. Cecil and Walsingham had both been united in their outcry of such tomfoolery and a few of the Privy Council had even thought of the idea of trying to press their Queen for the execution of this interloper!
But Elizabeth, Good Queen Bess, would hear none of it. Snake Plisken, unlike so many of her Courtiers truly made her laugh. And now as she was up before many in her household, she knew that this was the appointed day for her friend to arrive. There were faires and revels and all manner of celebration. Most thought it was to celebrate England’s victory over Phillip of Spain and the Armada, and who was she to correct them? She would keep her secret quite close to her breast.
All of these have been asked of me in the past in another muse group.