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Five years and one day

Goodness, I just noticed that I've been a member here for five years. Originally, I just blogged a few times because I was posting elsewhere, although Erin was kind enough to give me author status based on my other efforts.

Silk purses from sow's ears?

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According to a link I was sent by a friend, plastic surgery in the US has reached new heights, okay it's from the Daily Wail, but the pictures are impressive. Only two things stop me, finding $30,000 and general cowardice - I'll bet it hurts.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2115408/Its-hard-l...

And more on the 'she's my dad' theme: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2115141/Should-I-D...

Gay rights - oppression in Russia

According to an article in the Guardian, St Petersburgh is following other right wing local legislatures in condemning 'Gay propaganda'. I wonder if we've seen the pendulum start to swing back to the right after the recent increase in liberal policies around the world.

Looking at the way the church in Europe and America is increasingly trying to undermine personal freedoms and various governments seem intent on the same agenda, are we starting to see a reversion to old hypocrasies, double standards and totalitarianism?

Charlotte

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I've finally managed to get time to do another episode of Charlotte's Tale. I've said before that I find this one hardest to write because she seems to get into dark places. That hasn't changed, Jane is still a nasty piece of work, who has the power to embarrass or hurt our heroine.

I've had loads of requests to do some more of this story, so for those who sent them, I've acceded to your pressure and Charlotte's Tale 18 is up. I hope you enjoy it.

Woman dressed as boy to trick teen girls into sex.

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A story of a 20 yr old girl who dressed as a boy to have relationships with younger women is jailed. Here's how the Daily Wail saw it:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2110430/Girl-19-tric...

The same story reported by the BBC.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-surrey-17256641

It's a funny old world.

Productive Weekend

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I had Friday off and apart from a little shopping, buying a new tyre for the car and doing some scribbling, it was a non-event. Okay, I wore a skirt and some makeup for a change - I should have gone for a bike ride but couldn't be bothered.

After nodding off in the chair I started a short story, and two hours later I'd done two thousand words - it sort of wrote itself once I got started - my stuff seems to.

The Daily Wail, shows its true colours re: GID kids

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Well, it had to happen, after a fairly sensitive article in the Sun, the self-righteous Daily Wail attacked, showing the forces of repression are in fine fettle. Makes the one in the Guardian look wonderful, hell it makes the one in the Sun look good.

For those with hypertension, maybe not a good idea to click on the link.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2106215/Mixed-year-o...

Angharad

A comment on gender dysphoria - Guardian 24.2.12

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The link below is of a comment in today's Guardian by psychotherapist Philippa Perry, who just happens to be married to the eccentric ceramic artist and potter, Grayson Perry - yeah, the one who likes to dress as a little girl, when he isn't belting round in leathers on his motorbike.

The article is very balanced and concerns gender variant children of which there have been several articles recently. See what you think.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/feb/23/gender-d...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grayson_Perry

Angharad

From today's Observer Magazine

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This is the true story of a family which was totally devastated by the outcome of bullying on a son who might have been gay. I read it and wept, it is so sad. It involves suicide so please if this pushes your buttons don't read it.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2012/feb/19/dominic-crouch...

Angharad.

No Bike tonight

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Sorry folks, but I've been out helping some friends lose a quiz - I expect we came last, but I had to leave before the end to catch my train. So it's a bit late to scribble an episode, I know I've said i could write them in my sleep, and it might appear if some were so authored, but they weren't as far as I can remember.

Hopefully, normal service(?) will be resumed tomorrow.

Angharad.

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'I slept with 1000 men'

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Apparently, this self confessed 'sex-addict' confessed on national day time television that she'd had over a thousand male lovers, then revealed she'd had a sex change.

She apparently wanted to do a photoshoot with the Sun. Attention seeking or what? Voice was quite good though.

Sadder than any character I could dream up in my stories.

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/4105691/This-Morni...

Adam Sandler's latest movie

The movie gets panned, deservedly so, a drag queen without the refinements? Does anything go in comedy, or just women? Some do it better, some worse.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2012/jan/26/what-a-drag-cross...

Principal Boy / Bike

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My original idea was to write a longer piece but I decided that you'd all be bored with it after a few pages, so I stopped where I did.

Female intuition leads me to suspect one or two of you might like a bit more of this, so when I have a few minutes I'll possibly do a second installment but that will be it.

I see we're coming up to sixteen hundred episodes of Bike, do I presume the regulars want me to continue with that as well?

So do let me know on both of these if you would.

Angharad & the >^^< team.

Problems in posting

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For the past three nights I've had problems accessing or uploading Bike to the site - it took four goes last night and then I lost connection so couldn't do the continuity link. It seems ironic that because of the numbers of readers, the authors can't actually post stuff. I may have to rethink when I post or browse the site.

This isn't a criticism of the management because it's outside their control, but I do wonder why we're suddenly so popular apart from the genius of the writers and the friendliness of the site owner. I hope there's nothing sinister going on as well.

Angharad

J Edgar Hoover

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A very interesting story about a strange and complex man whose talent for double dealing and perfidy knew no bounds yet who seemed to persecute those who shared his sexual proclivities to avoid attention to his own. A thoroughly wicked person, and not one mention of vacuum cleaners - unless one relates it to Tricky Dicky's comment!

I'm sure this isn't news to our readers in America, I suppose it isn't to me either, except in the amount to which his corruption permeated the US government. As one psychiatrist said, Hoover would have made a first rate Nazi.

Happy New Year

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A Happy New Year to both my readers. I don't do resolutions these days, the only one I've ever kept was not to make any more. However, I intend to finish Snafu and Whatever Next, do some more Charlotte and Bonkers and the occasional short. I'd like to do a whodunnit sometime as that requires a different sort of writing, and may or may not be tg.

So from Bonzi, Whizzo and yours truly, a healthy and happy 2012.

Angharad.

Don't forget, comments are what keep the writers writing.

Beyond belief

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No wonder the bosses of banks get away with huge bonuses - those lower down the food chain seem rather dim.

The story in yesterday's Daily Wail is astonishing, it should have been in the Fortean Times,
how a preop transsexual impersonated glamour model Katie Price and stole from her bank.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2078962/Kerry-Marsha...

At least they used correct pronouns. The same story on the BBC makes no mention of her gender status.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-16355229

Bike research

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In the interests of accuracy, historical and otherwise, I mounted an expedition to the uncharted wastes of Hampshire yesterday. Bonz had offered to come as bodyguard until he realised where I was going, when he suddenly discovered he had an urgent appointment at the mouse agents. Whizzo was busy with the washing up, so I had to go alone.

I have a rather unusual problem.

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I have a house full of booze, very little of which I've bought myself. The problem is that it takes up space, which I'd like just as space or so I can reuse for other things - like books. I have even more books than bottles, possibly more than a small library.

The wine and lager has been accumulated over the months and years from patients who've wanted to thank me for seeing them, or as a Christmas box and so on. But I drink very little alcohol, I drive most days so won't risk it, compared to masses of tea.

Genderswitching to reinvent classic novels.

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A bit of nonsense from the Guardian which I think is art imitating art, it was done here long since. See the link below to read it yourself including a passage of Shirley Holmes and Dr Jane Watson.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/dec/23/classic-fiction-...

Angharad

PS. I seem to have over 50,000 of those kudo things, will I need a bigger house if I get any more?

More than just a writer of endless serials.

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I seem to be classified primarily as a writer of transsexual serials, and it's true I have one or two on the go, including one which is probably the longest TG story in existence and still going strong.

I do also write short stories and they're not all about people changing sex, some simply like to cross-dress. I've also contributed drabbles and poetry/doggerel.

For those who think I just write endless serials about neurotic women, try the links below - I hope it will change your mind. Do I have a favourite? 'Yes, Interview with a Vamp.'

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