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The fog lifts

Well, I didn't wanna worry anybody, but I have been in a pretty bad way the last couple of days in terms of depression.

Amber Light

Though I have received some wonderful support for my writing and my stories, there have been some requests from a few readers for more accessible content from me.

What should I do?

I am sitting on something very hot right now.

Medical procedure tomorrow

A few weeks ago, I got up from my computer, took 3 steps, and blacked out, getting a significant concussion from the fall.

I have nothing to fear, but fear itself.....

This past weekend I flew home from Kansas City, MO, arriving home from the airport about 2:00 AM.

Early identification of GID

This is really important to me and I need a real answer, not just one that someone shoots out their butt. I am hoping that there is a psych person lurking here, please?

Trouble at net!

I worked a 12 hour day went to check my emails and found one from the TdF organisers about my training in a couple of weeks time.

Interesting visit for a sonogram

Just got back from a sonogram. I went to the new Kaiser West Side Hospital. They set my appointment for the third floor. I checked in as usual using my male ID and the reaction was admirable.

Tablets and mobile devices

Hey there,

Hatbox Gifts Needed

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We made the May hatbox numbers before the end of the month so thank you everyone who sent money. :)

looking for story

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The story im looking for is of a boy dressed by his cousins to go to a 60's themed dance and then got a job at a news station does any one have any idea what the name of it is

A question for anyone interested in answering...

Is it just me, or are some of the most difficult stories to read the ones you wrote yourself?

Thank you to all those who take time to comment

Every comment is appreciated. Believe me, every single one.

An identity to call their own: A new open life

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My local newspaper has a 2-part story on the Transgender community:

I am ashamed

As most of my long-time readers know, I try my best in this blog to be as honest as I possibly can, in part to make up for the amount of lying that was part of my life before.

An apology of sorts

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Well here we are in June, nearly at the longest day of the year and still awaiting our first hot day, and I haven't posted anything for AGES.

A combination of factors has hit me ....

Is Katie doing anything?

Been a long time since I posted anything and people might be wondering if I gave up writing for good or if I decided to join a circus or something.

Sorry I'm crap at blogs but...

I'm useless at writing blogs but today is a BIG day...... I'm taking estrogens and spironolactone for the first time in years. Last time, I chickened out.

Another serious question:

A couple of questions really, about where I should go from here.

To those who do not like to read blogs or posts about crass fiscal concerns, A warning: this post is full of them, please don't read if you are offended by such.

About Almost A Girl.

First of all, allow me to thank everyone who has read, commented on, and kudoed the story so far. However...

Many thanks to Cathy

Cathy has a life and it isn't holding my hand editing my stories. She does it anyway. Hand holding that is.

No Bike tonight

Sorry folks, been up in Lunnun all day as part of my training for the Tour de France (I'm not riding it, just helping to make it happen).

Writers Block?

We have so great writer on BCTS and as of late there has been a shortage of stories from some of our regular writers and some of the long stories with multi chapters that never got finished.

Termites and Gun Shots

It's termite swarm season here in Florida and guess whose house has got them. MINE.

Forced Vacation

Well, yesterday, I got chewed out by my Human Resources manager because I hadn't taken any vacation time during my last year of working for Walmart, and she and my supervisor insisted on me taking it

What Gives?

There I was sitting in a restaurant in Alamogordo, NM eating a meal and the 'server' said when you are ready you can use the device on your table to pay your bill.

Ok, I thought I'll do that.

Happy Happy Joy Joy

Good news everyone.

I don't have to fix the exhaust leak in my car....

Lady Valor Movie

I saw this bit on Facebook but have been unable to find anything else about play times or locations. Can someone please keep me apprised of the situation?

Question about story size.

Okay. I have a story ready to post. It's one I've edited by another writer. Here's my question. It's about 80,000 words, according to my info thingie in word.

What is everyone reading at the moment?

Myself...

Transexual surgery with medicare

I am not sure this is such a good idea unless people age 16 can get Medicare.

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/medicare-coverage-ban-sex...

Family accepting their new son

Here is a video I found showing a family coming to terms and accepting their new son, in order for him not to become a statistic but to live a happy life being who he is.

Bad news about my foot

well, yesterday I went to the doctor's about my foot, and my 2nd worst fears have been confirmed.

S E E index thingy updated with the latest link.

I have added in the link to Penny's latest episode in the Indexy thingamajig.

Enjoy.

http://bigclosetr.us/topshelf/fiction/48235/julina-blackston...

New Erotica Title available for Kindle

Hi guys and girls. I'm not really new here but since this is my first time publishing I thought I would let you know that there is new Erotica on Kindle.

TIME Magazine — Transgender People

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If you are one of "them" and word pronoun sensitive, there is going to be a lot of hurt in the world as people describe transgender, transsexuals.

an unexpected act of Kindness

Well, I got an unexpected act of kindness from Sharon last night.

Reading Rainbow Kickstarter

Levar Burton has a Kickstarter going for Reading Rainbow.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/readingrainbow/bring-re...

It started May 28, 2014.

Make her stop!

Somebody make her stop!

Everyday it's the same thing.

I say I'm a guy/man/boy and , and , she laughs at me!

She calls me a silly girl and such.

No Bike tonight

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Problems with computer - I hate the stupid things and at the moment they are wasting far too much of my time.

Attack of the ingrates continued

12 Days on the Road.

Tomorrow I will have been on the road for 12 days, and If I could afford it, I would just live on the road. All someone would have to do is give me a couple thousand a month. Right.

TGStoryTime

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I know it seems disloyal but I visit TGStoryTime from time to time. There's a link there from the Home page here. It's another story site and hosted by Joe SixPack.

opinions needed please

well, I have a rough draft of what I want to say in church on June 8, and I would really like some opinions on it. If you're interested, please send me a private message.

I have posted a revised and greatly expanded story

I have posted a revised and greatly expanded the story of The Transformation of Lady James on top of the old one. If anyone wants to see and tell me if it is better I would like it very much

Shades of Anmar!?!

For those of you following Penny Lane's Tales of Anmar, I thought you might find this interesting.

Next part of out of the ashes

I will post part 4 of my tale in a couple of days when I get to Durango. At the moment I'm about to watch the sun go down from inside Monument Valley.

Just finished a story by Jerrie256. Reminded me of Bob A.

called "Transformation Treasure Hunt." She wrote it in 2006, but while reading it, it seemed to be constantly reminding me of Bob Arnold. The link is here. Go read it and tell me I'm mistaken.

Looking at barefoot shoes.

Hey guys. I'm looking at barefoot shoes and I heard all about the complaints before you go warning me.

Good News

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Good News folks. Just finished speaking with Richard and he is improving rapidly. Doctors predict a full recovery and say that he is to be discharged tomorrow. Likely to a rehab unit.

I will be speaking at my church on June 8

Well, I have been asked if I wanted to speak at my church during the Pride service on June 8. If you're the praying type, pray I do the community and my God proud with my words.

A Colleague is Down.

Hello All,
I am writing to let you all know that my dear friend and our colleague here at BC, arianrhod, Richard, In San Diego, CA, USA, Has had a stroke and is in the hospital.

Tag use

size tag
I don't see it as a problem. Most of what I read here are multiple part posts. I cant expect the writer to know ahead of time just how many words it will be.

TG Children

An article that appeared in this morning's Observer might be of interest. I read it in the 'real' edition but it was hard to find in the on-line version but here it is:

First time in a skirt ?

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Well, here's the rub. I. Am far too old and ugly to ever consider dressing 'appropriately'.

Friendship hoooo!

So I'm not going to go into too much Details with this on specific things. Simply because I tended to keep my nose out of those specific things for this one.

Remembering always.......

Once again this year I make my annual pilgrimage, I do my penance on this weekend of remembrance that we call Memorial Day here in the States.

Background Noise: The Interesting lives of Interesting Folk

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Here’s something BC readers might enjoy.

"But inside, I'm screaming"

I just finished reading a book called "But inside, I'm screaming".

Pricing Guidelines for Kindle

This is in general response to another post. These are guidelines that I use and it has served me well.

Attack of the ingrate(s)- Updated with fixed link

It's posts like this to me at the Fictionmania Hyperboard that made me stop posting stories for free.

Thank you Veterans & Merchant Mariners Memorial Day 2014.

This is Memorial Day weekend, 2014 and I think it behooves us all, no matter what nationality, race, creed or religion to take a moment and thank all those who have served and who are serving in the a

Still need Amazon reviews on Dear John

I'm still sorely lacking in reviews on Dear John on Amazon. And by "sorely lacking" I mean there ain't none.

Seven novels completed

The final part of Dancing Queen (Chapter 30) has just been posted - for those who do not like to start reading stories until they are completed.

CrystalHall Forum

Is there a problem with the CrystalHall Forum?
Suddenly, I am unable to access it.

Sigh. The last few days have not gone well.

So, it all began a few days ago when my modem decided to limit my time on the internet, dropping the signal and kicking me offline.

Darin Dares Chapter 2 revised

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Thanks to everyone who pointed out the mistakes in last chapter of Darin Dares. The post has now been revised to take into account several mistakes in the original version.

Poo, poo, big piles of poo

I have been waking early recently, like about 4 or half past.

This has vaguely helped my writing, or so I thought, because I could do a lot whilst the gentle snores emanate from the other room.

Mindful. or, A Descent into Sanity

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The book Mindful

or alternatively titled,

A Descent into Sanity., is out on Kindle.

Amazon ebook- Perpetual Pixies

You can buy it through Erin's Big Closet Amazon store. Here's a link.

http://astore.amazon.com/bigcloset-rec-20/detail/B00KI59AQ2

It's selling for 2.99

Review: The Constantine Affliction by T. Aaron Payton

The Constantine Affliction by T. Aaron Payton (Night Shade Books, 2012) is a steampunk detective story, set in an alternate London where a sexually transmitted disease has recently begun spreading, killing many and changing the sex of the survivors. This is central to the plot, but not in the way that it would be in a story that’s solidly in the TG fiction subgenre; none of the viewpoint characters are transformed, though a couple of major supporting characters were transformed in the backstory, and one other is transformed in the course of the story, though not onstage.

Happy World Goth Day! (May 22nd)

Seems like there is a holiday for everything nowadays.

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

Don't forget to dress in black!

*wonders if anyone will post any Goth stories.

Somebody just shoot me.

Families, who can live with them?

The next time I mention something about my family being nice, someone please have the guts to put me out of my misery? Please

Glee

When Glee started it was one of my favourite programs. Sadly, the season has been a colossal disappointment.From the very first episode there were signs that they had no-where to go.

Yet again

I have grossly overestimated how much free time I would have while moving to my new apartment and my mother visiting.

Chapter 3 of Kregg's Story is almost complete.

I inspire kindness in others

Well, I seem to inspire kindness in others.

A grab bag o' subjects

Two subjects came to mind for this, my first blog entry in months. As the first is a bit too short to warrant its own entry, I'll include it here with subject #2, the main thing I wanted to discuss.

Have I told you lately...?

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Have I told you lately how much so many of you mean to me?

Maiden of Magic's Future, Part 2

Hello all,

I was wondering what would be the general consensus if I redid Maiden of Magic, as I kind of remastering. Any thoughts?

Drakira

Crying for my father

Well, I just got home from my group therapy session, and once again, I am in tears.

New ElrodW / Whateley tale

I just posted part 1 of a multipart Whateley Fan-Fic to the Crystal Hall in the fan-fic area of the forum. So far, I have a LONG story outlined.

Staying On Task

I want success in my life. I really, truly, honestly do. And yet, for some reason I find myself continuously sabotaging the opportunities given to me to obtain it.

Transcomics

Oh Mickey

What would Donald say, or Walt? (Actually what will the Disney Legal team say?)

Normalcy resumes

Hey folks,

Charlotte Dickles - Personal Announcement

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It's been several months since I last posted anything on BC. This is because I went to see my doctor about what I thought was a minor medical problem.

Are you a Dustbunny?

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You might be. Find out for sure, soon....

Hugs,
Erin

Milestones and near milestones

As I general rule, I always picture myself as a bottom rung kind of person who is trying to get to the next level but always seem to have some difficulty.

a collection of random thoughts

Here is a collection of random thoughts from the last couple of days ...

Transgendered Couple

Here is an article and photos of a couple both transitioning in opposite directions.

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/transgender-couple-photographs-...

I am still alive

Yes, I am still in the land of the living, but work has me jumping. I am working on both Through the years and Hope's Ranch.

Sleep eludes me.

I lay here in my dark hotel room, in one of the nicest sections of Kansas City.

They didn't event try - Possible Spoilers

Today, I watched Godzilla in theater.

A question for authors

There is something I've always wondered about. Some authors seem to refuse to real world references.

Ha

waitforit

Apparently, my univese cross-ref went unnoticed

There was a surprise cross-reference in Temptation of Anya - Part 3, but apparently nobody noticed it, or if they did notice, they didn't comment or PM me about it.

Transgender Latinas from Queens, NY.

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This turned up on the Guardian website and I found it very sad. There are some links to reports and also some photos of the 'girls' working as prostitutes.

National Let Your Boy Be a Girl Day

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I was web surfing and happened across an article entitled "National Let Your Boy Be a Girl Day" An int