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Do I contradict myself?
Very well, then I contradict myself.
I am large. I contain multitudes.


-- Walt Whitman; "Song of Myself"




I was born on May 3, 1983 at 3:35 in the morning. Making me 32, at the time I am writing this in the summer of 2015. I am Taurus, with Capricorn Moon and Aquarius Rising, and I know what all those mean and how they show up in my life. It will amuse you, perhaps, I identify as both American and Texan. Both of which are completely different, and recognize (jabbed and seen) differently across the globe.

Alas, I was not issued a ten gallon hat or a horse at my birth. I still haven't figured out who to address my complaint paperwork, too. I do own a lovely set of boots and hat, though, and I can ride a mean horse, and it's on the high list of things that make my heart soar. If you come to visit me I will probably use it as an excuse to have even more horseback riding.

I, currently, live alone in a four-plex housing unit with a wrap around porch, in a neighborhood of those and more, that is old as my parents at least, originally made for military families. It's nice and small and I love it, having just signed my second year lease.

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her name is a golden bell hung in my heart,
I would break my body to pieces to call her once by her name


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"They are like pampered animals, that rage in savage sensuality."
-- [Act 4, Scene 1] Much A Do About Nothing


I've been in roleplaying games (RPG's) since 1996. I started in chatrooms over on Chat House, moved to and ran PBEM's (play by E-mails) over on One List/Yahoo Groups, and then started playing in threading journal games on Livejournal/Dreamwidth. Some of my games are long dead and some of them are currently active, but I've got a stunning number of characters spread out sort of everywhere.

This is my master list, so other players (and friend, and even me, myself!) will know who they are all are/were!

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This morning I was accepted to be an officer of local chapter of an international organization called Geek Girl Brunch, and the midst of celebrating that, full of excitement and idea, I realized something. That I run a lot of things now, and all of them fill me with a deep kind of joy.

Geeky Orgs
SA Fans of Fiction (aka the SA Sci-Fi Group)
I am one of 5 maintainers/organizers of this nearly 1000 members group. While I am not the monetary backer of the group, I am the one everyone points to as being in charge, for during the year, all across it I plan, write-up and run 95% of the events (movies, cons, game nights, card nights, show nights, summer/winter geeky white elephant social, rewatches, pop up culture events, opera/symphony, etc).

Geek Girl Brunch (SA Chapter)
This is my newest one. A monthly fandom brunch for the lady's of any geek kind. I love running through everything on the website, but our grand opening will be in August. I hear through the grapevine that the first theme is probably Harry Potter.

Religious Groups
RCG
I've been a member for 11 years, and facilitator for at least half of that, and a council member of the 501c3 board for five years now. There are at least two things a month -- path and ritual. Then there's the council meeting very two months. A camping retreat twice a year. Before we even begin to add emergency meetings, ritual or path planning, as well as feedback on the ritual or path, for the ones I decide to help with.

Academic Orgs
[ Keeping in mind they told me not to get involved with anything outside of teaching my first year, and I got involved in three, as it doesn't entirely count in this list, but I'm now an every-outing ALE chaperone. ]
Book & Comic Club
super obvious this one, right? But who isn't down for a group all about books and comics. Especially when the kids are entirely down with reading, writing fan fic, talking about comics, and going to conventions for both comics and for young adult authors/libraries. Plus, we do movie showings across the year.

GRACE (Girls Reaching for Academic Confidence & Excellence)
Exactly what it sounds likes, too. This group is for all girls of all groups, all levels and grades. We have meetings once a month. We do services. We focus on the girls, both as alone and as making healthy relationships. We do projects, write poetry, talk about etiqeutte.

Our motto -- "I hold myself to a standard of GRACE not perfection"

Groups That Quasi Count
Wanderlust (SA Chapter)
Originally called "Go girl," this is my once a month or once every other month local chapter of another international organization all about women traveling the world and learning about extended cultures everywhere. I am currently in the running (with the need for an interview from the founder first) to be the co-runner of the chapter in my city, too.

SA Wine Meetup
This one is nothing like official, but I'm sort of the favorite of the runner, who relies on me for setup, explainations, pouring and breakdown at every meetup. She's, also, a wine touring company owner who has already announced she's stealing me after summer school ends to train me for how to be her second during said tours. So. Yeah.

Sacred Sisterhood of the Chakra
I don't really consider myself the leader of this one anymore than anyone else is. Everyone comes when they can, and brings what they can, and does what they can. One of the girls and I have been there the longest, but that's not part of how things work across the group. It's completely a community thing. (This one still has at least five years in the calendar.)


Important Groups I'm in but not running
SA Cooks Club & SA Visual Arts & Media

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Amazingly somehow I don't really notice these things all at once, and they never stress me out individually and I've never really sat down and thought it out like this -- so it's never once stressed me out as a cumulative thing either. Which is crazy, because I keep adding to it. Not because I need to fill my time, but because I'm filled with such joy and passion for things that all I can says is Why wouldn't I want to help or make this available to other people with the passion?

I just got added to Geek Girl Brunch officers today. I'm already aware I'm going to have a third extracurricular group at school next year, because a friend and I are starting a Poetry Club for our high school, too. What it all really makes me think of is something that happened last week:


While out someone was inquiring about my time, while implying that I was too busy, and quote "if I ever got not busy and wanted to go have fun." I kid you not. And I turned that on a dime, like I've never turned an opener on a dime in my life.

Saying I was not busy, because this is my life. Like no hold's barred, the groups I'm in I'm in because I love the things i'm doing, and because in the way i'm doing them, because they are the things I'd go out and do alone, for fun, but this way, I'm surrounded with people who love each of those passions just as much as me in their own way. I get to have it and share it. Joy magnified.

And it felts so good.

To turn that back, to refuse rebelliously and joyfully this insinuation that something about doing these completely different things (even if he was only talking about one of them then) should be looked down on, or a slight. I felt so empowered and so proud of myself suddenly. For building this world, for loving these things, for refusing to let them be stomped on even a little.

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  • Mon, 19:39: Well. That was nice while it lasted. Like. A lot. https://t.co/oXw2v9XOKn
  • Tue, 06:49: Still super sulky about my blue @aladdin_pmi tumbler breaking on the very first day I used it, not even twenty-four hours after purchase.
  • Tue, 07:58: Upgrade with the morning: now I feel *absolute fool* for trying to be proactive and hopeful.
  • Tue, 09:14: What I love about a lot of my paleo blogs and podcasts is that they cover a lot of that is 100% not about paleo and just about living well.
  • Tue, 09:16: About gratitude journals. Gut health. Precommitment to choices. Travel. Kitchen tools. Exercise. Life without guilt. House tidying.
  • Tue, 09:19: Kind of glad about the Guillermo del Toro/Justice League news.
  • Tue, 09:21: @thinkgeek Will you be coming to @DragonCon by any chance?
  • Tue, 09:51: EEEE! I'm going to be an officer for @Ggb_SATX. Pardon me while I bounce around a lot. I'm so excited. People to meet! Ideas to share!
  • Tue, 10:24: Callin' all my girls: Anyone in SA who would would like to join the local chapter of Geek Girl Brunch (http://t.co/ldkA6v6OYu)?
  • Tue, 10:43: @fanmailbox I'm SO HAPPY to see you offering women's sizes and it wasn't even a month wait to it. You gals are amazing!
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Books/Audiobooks
Vaughan, Brian — Saga, Volume 3

Comics
Saga 13-19

Webisodes
CassJayTuck
CGP Grey
How to Adult
Mental Floss
MinuteEarth
MinutePhysics
Pemberly Digital: The March Family Letters
SciShow
SciShow Space
SciShow Talk Show
Sexplanations
Vlogbrothers

Podcasts
Balanced Bites
Dear Hank & John
Nom Nom Paleo
Primal Blue Print
Welcome to Night Vale

Tv Shows
Breaking Bad 1.03-1.08, 2.01-2.07
Defiance 1.03
Humans 1.03
Killjoys 1.02
Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries 3.08
Rizzoli & Isles 6.02
Sailor Moon Crystal 1.24
Under the Dome 3.01-3.02

Movies
Kingsmen

Meetups
SA Arts: Summer Solstice Art & Dance
SA SciFi: Screening — Kingsmen
SA Pagan Study Group: Store Grand Opening
SA Cook Club: House Concert

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  • Sun, 18:40: This weekend has felt so incredibly, endlessly long. Really, what am I going to do when I have several weeks just off in a row forever?
  • Sun, 20:07: Come to me, Boys fic. Take the edge of my night and my heart.
  • Sun, 21:06: Torn between awake and exhausted-sleep-now. Making Death by (Dark) Chocolate brownies as my answer to this.
  • Sun, 22:08: Media Consumed List for June 14th to June 21st http://t.co/4m51ugDiqy

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Books/Audiobooks
Britain, Kristen — The High King’s Tomb
Dionne, Emily — The Everything Paleolithic Slow Cooker Cookbook
Maffucci, Ali — Inspiralized: Turn Vegetables into Healthy, Creative, Satisfying Meal

Webisodes
CassJayTuck
CGP Grey
Mental Floss
MinuteEarth
MinutePhysics
Pemberly Digital: The March Family Letters
SciShow
SciShow Space
SciShow Talk Show
Sexplanations
Swot Sisters
Vlogbrothers

Podcasts
Dear Hank & John 1-2
Nom Nom Paleo Podcast 8-9
Welcome to Night Vale 70A, 70B

Tv Shows
Bones 10.22
Breaking Bad 1.01-1.02
Defiance 3.01-3.03
Game of Thrones 5.10
Humans 1.01
Killjoys 1.01
Orphan Black 3.09, 3.10
Rizzoli & Isles 6.01
Star Wars: Rebels 2.01-2.02

Movies
Great Disney Rewatch 2015: Peter Pan

Meetups
SA Pagan Study Group: Astrology 101
SA SciFi: 2nd Annual SciFest
SA SciFi: Summer Social & Geeky White Elephant
SA Arts: Summer Solstice Art & Dance

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