I just think it's rather odd that a nation that prides itself on its virility should feel compelled to strap on forty pounds of protective gear just in order to play rugby.

Giles ,'Beneath You'


Spike's Bitches 49: As usual, I'm here to help you, and I... are you naked under there?

Spike-centric discussion. Lusty, lewd (only occasionally crude), risqué (and frisqué), bawdy (Oh, lawdy!), flirty ('cuz we're purty), raunchy talk inside. Caveat lector.


Beverly - May 06, 2017 9:22:03 pm PDT #21 of 7539
Days shrink and grow cold, sunlight through leaves is my song. Winter is long.

Under two dozen, woo! Nice thread you have here.


Laura - May 07, 2017 6:17:37 am PDT #22 of 7539
I didn't know how to respond to the bat-shit crazy. And then I realized I didn't have to. -Victor Infante

Iceland is amazing! More later. Tired.

Yay! I am looking forward to tales and pictures. Enjoy!

My what a charming new thread! I think I'll frequent this locality often.

...will you be naked?


Katerina Bee - May 07, 2017 7:37:35 am PDT #23 of 7539
Herding cats for fun

"Naked... In Iceland!"

I'd read that.


sj - May 07, 2017 11:59:01 am PDT #24 of 7539
"There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea."

Yay, Iceland! I want to get there some day.

I went to the market thinking some exercise might make me feel better. I don't fee better.


Nora Deirdre - May 07, 2017 6:13:00 pm PDT #25 of 7539
I’m responsible for my own happiness? I can’t even be responsible for my own breakfast! (Bojack Horseman)

Hi! So funny thing, I closed my tabs back in mid-March and forgot to re-open B.org. It took me a bit to realize it since I'm connected to so many folks on the Facebook.

The news about omnis reminded me that it had been too long.


Hil R. - May 07, 2017 8:24:30 pm PDT #26 of 7539
Sometimes I think I might just move up to Vermont, open a bookstore or a vegan restaurant. Adam Schlesinger, z''l

Bleargh. My hand is back to levels of pain that make me cry. Do not want. My appointment with the hand surgeon is on Tuesday, and I really hope that whatever he can do for it will make it better fast. Advil is not doing anything for this.


WindSparrow - May 07, 2017 9:19:48 pm PDT #27 of 7539
Love is stronger than death and harder than sorrow. Those who practice it are fierce like the light of stars traveling eons to pierce the night.

Good vibes for making through till Tuesday, and I hope the surgeon is helpful.


Shir - May 07, 2017 9:36:04 pm PDT #28 of 7539
"And that's why God Almighty gave us fire insurance and the public defender".

Oy, Hil. No pain~ma.


JohnSweden - May 08, 2017 6:06:56 am PDT #29 of 7539
I can't even.

New thread! Hi everyone, hope you have a great week!

I was at a con this weekend, a fan-run literary con I first attended back in '85, but have only attended occasionally in the last ten years or so. Many of the same people, many of whom are terrific, much lower numbers than I remember, much smaller participation in things like the art room and the dealer room was mostly indy authors pitching self-published books, very few stores (all gone or gone online) or professional setups (unlike years past). We also have a number of big, expensive professional cons in town annually now, in contrast to years past, and attendees may be aiming their con budgets at those events.

I guess the beauty of fan-run cons is that they can adjust to demand in a way that I think pro cons would struggle to do. If the convention is smaller, the fan cons adjust their budgets and expectations and get smaller and try to reach out to the community to see what niches they can fill.

Personally, I like the lower key events. You often get time to chat with authors and other guests, and there aren't the stampedes and lineups that the big media cons have. No disrespect to those who love those things, but I've always preferred the social approach to cons (interactive panels, readings, etc.) to the bigger events.


EpicTangent - May 08, 2017 8:25:23 am PDT #30 of 7539
Why isn't everyone pelting me with JOY, dammit? - Zenkitty

Personally, I like the lower key events. You often get time to chat with authors and other guests, and there aren't the stampedes and lineups that the big media cons have. No disrespect to those who love those things, but I've always preferred the social approach to cons (interactive panels, readings, etc.) to the bigger events.

That's an interesting perspective, JS. I went to a brand new, fan-organized con back in September and I had so much access to chat with (artist) Karen Hallion, it got to the point where I felt like I was coming across as a stalker. That's good to know that it's the norm for a smaller con; my only other con is Comic Con, so it's definitely outside of my experience.