The other day I was nominated for my first blogging award! I’m a little embarrassed by how excited I am about that. So, thank you Isadore Silverspar, of Isadore’s Book of Shadows, for nominating me for the Super Sweet Blogging Award. It means a lot.
The award and the recent series of shielding posts have brought a lot of new traffic and a few new followers my way, so I’m going to take this opportunity to welcome everyone by talking a little bit about what, precisely, I’m trying to do with the blog besides shouting in to the dark maw of the underworld (read: the internet) and seeing what echoes back.
This is an intermediate-level magical blog. I’ve been practicing magic for half my life, now, but as the struggles I continue to have with things as “simple” as maintaining my psychic boundaries suggest, I’m hardly an Adept. I mean, sure: I’ve been there and done that and, at just this side of 32 years old, I have seen and done more weird shit that a lot of people will see or do in eighty or a hundred years (and, trust me, I’m just getting started) … but … it’s been just enough to know just how little of everything there is to see and do my experience actually represents. As I once said to Mr. Jack Faust over on G+, most of what wisdom I have to share comes in various flavors of “Learn From My Fail”.
As such, what I have to teach comes in the form of stories: what I’ve seen and done, what I’m doing now, and what I think may be possible. Much of the rest comes from research: my passion for history, my Classical Studies major, and the tools of postmodern and feminist analysis. Together, theses strategies result in a sort of radical honesty and intimacy that some may find off-putting: the personal is magical as well as political.
So, sometimes this blog will have an academic tone. Sometimes it will read like a drunken diary entry. Hopefully, as I dive into hypersigils and National Novel Writing Month (this is Officially Fair Warning, by the way), there will be some badly edited fiction with excellent illustrations being passed off as “art”. If you know me in real life, you will see yourself here pseudonymously from time to time.
Thank you all for for joining me, new readers and old alike. It’s an honor to have you along for the ride.
With no further ado:
Choose 13 of your favorite blogs. Write a post like this one, listing all 13 and answering the questions below. Then, send your chosen blogs the nomination for the Super Sweet Blogging Award by commenting on one of their posts. That’s it. You are done.
Super Sweet Blogging Award Survey Questions:
1. Cookies or Cake? Cake.
2. Chocolate or Vanilla? Yes!
3. What is your favorite sweet treat? Ice cream.
4. When do you crave sweet things the most? When I smoke the rope.
5. If you had a sweet nickname, what would it be? Oh, honey…
Thirteen Blogs You Should Already Be Reading (In No Apparent Order):
2. Rune Soup
11. Yes Means Yes
12. Melita Benu
My apologies to all the amazing people on the list to the right for whom there was not room on this list.