Catherine Linda Michel
It appears that both my gmail and yahoo mail accounts have been hacked by some nondescript asshole in Pakistan. I have sent NO emails in recent memory from either account.
This song and video by Colin Raye really says it all. Life is precious and every one lost, lessens us all. Watch the video, listen to the words and take them to heart.
Carpe Cakem, hon. Have a great one. I'm waiting patiently to hear from you.
All my hopes,
I got to wondering, the other day, what were the milestones in my transition and, for that matter, what were those of some of you.
and I quote: "Fictionmania was..." which indicates one of two things to me.
I have a transman in Buffalo who is at his wits end. He is a friend and has been run around by Social Services and every other agency he's tried to go to for help. I need a therapist who can help.
Jennifer Jane Pope posted this extensive listing of Brit terms/slang a few years ago at Crystal's Storysite.
and ALL the rest who work SO hard to make and keep Top Shelf not only the BEST TG fiction site on the web, but such a wonderful place to meet and chat!
If you've purchased a copy of my book, HEADLIGHTS GIRL, or if you've read it online, would you please go to my amazon page and leave a review?
I've been re-reading GENOMORPH by Scott and it's a great story. The first story arc is complete, but there is a teaser for arc 2, yet no stories have been posted.
Woke up this AM to winds blowing trash cans and various bits of lawn furniture about the yard and streets. Seems like we have gusts of over 50 MPH here although some seem higher than that.
Let me say, at the outset, that comments from me are spotty... sporadic, if you will. When I first started writing I was, quite unashamedly, a comment whore.
for all your hard work and vigilance in keeping the site up and running. Erin, Piper, Samantha, Cat, my eternal thanks for all you do for us. Top Shelf is my home on the net.
who helps keep Top Shelf online and working for all of us who depend on it.
In years past, when my Dad was still alive, I couldn't quite connect with his feelings when one of his friends passed away.
This series of four videos follows several transsexuals on several weekend retreats as they discover who and what they really are, and how to deal with it.
I'd like to take this space to wish everyone out there a very Happy Thanksgiving. I hope everyone has a good one and is able to spend it with the ones they hold dear.
I am thankful for:
We are gathered here tonight to mourn those of us who have been taken from us by hatred, violence, and ignorance, but in a larger sense, we are here to celebrate their lives.
The Science channel is, right now, running a Firefly marathon, followed by the final two episodes and then a reunion of the entire cast.
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if you've missed reading "Susie and Jeffrey", by Jamie Hayworth, you've missed out on one of the most riotous romps of humor I've read in a long, long time.
by 5 days. I've now been a member here for 8 years and 5 days! Wow, time sure is fun when you're having flies!
Catherine Linda Michel
We are located about 70 miles south of Buffalo and about 20 miles from the lake Erie shore. We got virtually no problems from the storm. Just some rain and light winds.
they are false. DO NOT OPEN THEM!!!!! Some puke who lives in his mom's basement has apparently hacked my email account.
Today is a very special day because it's Piper's Birthday. Piper has done SO much for all of us and she deserves our most profound thanks for all she has done.
The cops actually think they have the guy who tried to get into my car!
I've been online for over ten years now. From the very beginning it amazed me that the level of acceptance and compassion was as high as it was, and is.
I left my home about 20 minutes ago to make a quick stop at the grocery store.
Two uplifting Youtube videos that highlight us as who we are
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwZgCsRSn3Y American Transgender
Well, at long last, the movie I have been waiting for since I heard it was going to BE a movie, came out for rental today. The Avengers!
The leader of our local support group is looking for poetry to use in our Day Of Remembrance meeting/event. I have seen some very poignant verses written by you, the writers here at Top Shelf. If you wouldn't mind having some of your work used for this purpose, please let me know. NO poems or verses published here will be used without permission by the author of same.
If any of you know of some other works, please link me to them? Of course, none of this is being done for profit, and nothing used will be published in any way whatsoever. It's only for our event.
Happy Birthday to one of my favorite writers, Maggie Finson! Carpe Cakem, Maggie. Have a great one.
Hugs and love,
Catherine Linda Michel
How especially fitting that, following the recent unpleasantness here at Top Shelf, along comes a day that we all can appreciate, Erin's Birthday!
From a happy, satisfied customer, sometime writer, fan and a friend, HAPPY BIRTHDAY ERIN!!
May the next year be free from strife and full of the love that pours in from your family, friends, and all who enjoy and appreciate your hard work and dedication.
Birthday huggles, love and respect,
Catherine Linda Michel
Okay look. I am by NO means perfect when it comes to word usage, but there are some common mis-usages that occur on a regular basis in a lot of stories.
and on and on.
One that just makes me SHUDDER, is using shutter, or vice versa. One may shudder, but one CANNOT shutter unless it involves a window one is shuttering. Fear can make one shuDDer, not shuTTer. One can shuTTer a window, but cannot shuDDer it.
When I run across one of these mis-used words, it jars me out of the story sometimes.
Okay. A news story this morning has me wondering, nay, in fact astounded!
It seems that there is a forest fire somewhere in the U.S. Not unusual, right? However! the report stated that some aircraft which were involved in fighting the fire were grounded because of METEORS in the sky, which would have endangered the aircraft!
Is this the beginning of some subtle invasion from "out there" somewhere... the beginning of the raprture again? The harbinger of the forecasted end of the world on Dec 21st?
METEORS interrupting the battle against a forest fire??
D.C. Comics has announced that one of their major heroes is going to be "coming out of the closet." The main speculation is that it's... are you ready? BATMAN!!!!!
As a T-woman, I have a Y chromosome, but it's in cursive.
First of all. I am better. Whatever evil, mutated virus was attacking me seems to have given up most of the ghost. I say most because I am still having some after effects such as nose constantly running, multiple explosive sneezing, and a vague ache in my head and neck. I have been checked out by a doctor and he says that nothing is seriously wrong, just my general lack of anything resembling a healthy lifestyle, which probably led to the attack of the mutant virus in the first damn place.
I have decided to upload and display my ugly kisser for your entertainment and/or enlightenment. I feel safe and secure in doing so, since I am comfortable with my position on the "transition trail grid" and do not feel the immediate need to progress further until and unless financial considerations permit me to do so.
I recently turned 65 and I don't think I look too bad considering that. At least not bad enough to frighten the children and horses. *giggle*
I have begun to feel a bit better, but am still down with this whatever-it-is. I've been to the VA health clinic and have gotten some anti-biotics which will, I hope, kick this thing in the ass and get me feeling better.
I thought to post this to update anyone who might have been concerned about me. Thanks for caring.
hugs and love,
and I still am. I have been suffering with some kind of cold or virus since about April 15th or so. I've tried all the tried and true remedies with little to no appreciable improvement. I've missed a couple of appointments at the VA clinic, and have been too disoriented to attempt to drive there to hopefully get any relief from this whatever it is.
we'd all like to know how we did with our first real action chapter. Please give it a read and let us know?
Cathy, Erin, Maggie and Grover.
Action at last. Watch our heroes use their powers as a team for the first time!
RECKONING -8- Gifted, Assemble!
FROM CATHY: Sorry for the delay in posting this chapter. A computer problem is to blame, but all is fixed and here we go!
An incident prods our heroes to jump into action. Chapter 9 will follow very soon, I promise.
by Saturday, Sunday at the latest. I've had a computer failure of my MacBook which required taking it to the repair place for surgery. Apparently we experienced a power surge which attacked the inverter, which is in the hinge where it opens, and also burned out the LCD, which lights the screen.
Approximately 200 dollars or so later, I might have it back by Friday. I've been using my old desktop, which I fortunately never got around to taking down and storing away. ALL the relevant info I need to post the story is, of course, on the Mac.
As of 11:10 this evening, our little terrier mix has given birth to two seemingly healthy puppies. I wasn't present at the event, but my housemate, who is the owner of the dog, said everything went smoothly. Don't get me wrong, but I find it relatively easy to not be overly excited about this.
Okay. I guess that's enough for now. Flame me if you like. I am not mean to dogs at all. I just like cats better. Such is life.
Catherine Linda Michel
My laptop, upon which rest ALL my files and corespondance regarding the story, has gone dead on me. It's at the hospital where it will hopefully be repaired within a week. It doesn't seem to be anything terminal. Merely something that won't let the screen light up. An inverter, they said. It's a MacBook.
The heroes are all in one place. Can serious action be far behind? It might get bumpy from here!