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Writer's Block: Your own toy story

Did you have a favorite stuffed animal, action figure, or doll growing up? If so, what was it and what happened to it?


I had Jacko, it was a three foot monkey, with a jumber and trousers, rubber hands and feet you could manipulate, it could swing from things from it's hands or feet and had a really good face also make of rubber. It had been an expensive toy Jean and my father clubbed together to buy me when I was about three. It came from a toyshop in Summerset, where a toy I loved just as much, an articulated horse that you could change into numerious positions came from (my father bought me that the following week, as he had loved watching me play with it and putting it in the various positions. Jean and my mother didn't see that as they were so encrossed in Jacko). They were both thought to be educational, and had a bit of a premium price because of that. My father had the last say, but, as an engineer he was impressed with the toys and agreed Evenutally Jacko's hands and feet were falling off, as were his ears, and, with much sorrow, he was given a burial in the bin. I had the horse until I got married and left him at home. After my mother died I'm not sure what happened, but guess I should explore some of these boxes marked nic nacks.
Guitar Christian

Writer's Block: Available: 3 bedroom, 2 bath, with hot and cold running chills

Would you live in the perfect house or apartment rent-free if you found out a brutal murder had taken place there and it was rumored to be haunted? Why or why not?


Ok, so I've lived in two houses which were 'rumoured' to be haunted, worked in a pub where the previous bar manager was murdered outside and was supposed to haunt it. A bit of a ghost story only adds to the attraction to me so, "Bring it on".

If you find on for me, let me know!
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Writer's Block: It's allergies ... really!

What was the last thing that made you cry?


I don't really cry very easily. Honestly, I didn't even cry at Michael's funeral. I was physically sick afterwards, but not a tear. So, having said that, the last time I cried was because of some Spuffy fanfic, and that was on Christmas Day 2003. It was a themed completed story I was saving up for the day, by a very good author whose fics I had read often.

In case anyone wants to read the fic, it is The Holiday Series by sabershadowkat, so yes, it is very much HET!
Guitar Christian

Writer's Block: Star struck

Do you think celebrities deserve as much recognition, attention, and money as we, as a society, give them? What do you think it says about our cultural values?


I tend not to buy into the Celebritary hip. I don't buy the glossy mags, or buy the papers which gossip about their lifestyle and know nothing about their lifestyle. While I do follow certain 'celebs' I think of them more as stars, who have a talent I recognise and admire. I do buy into following James Marsters, Christian Kane etc. I want to know about their projects, what they will be involved in next. I do hear about their personal lifes (but very little) mainly from the internet. It is not something I go out so seek, but will read if it is on my radar.

The other celebritaries who seem more famous for their lifestyle than any talent. I'm not interested in. Do they deserve what attention they get, and gains they might make from it. Yes, because a large propotion of the general public will spend the money and be interested in what they are doing. If we are going to stick our noses into their life, and make judgements about them, they should be given the rewards, both good and bad.

What does it say about society? That we are still gossips, we just have a bigger arena to play in now, and the people we gossip about are able to make money from it. At least it keeps you from picking on someone in your neighbourhood if you are so preoccupied with these high profile names.
Guitar Christian

Writer's Block: More than words

Which song lyrics send shivers down your spine and really hit you emotionally?


My friend when I was 15 was Rosa. She was very influencial in my life, and at 5 years older than myself someone I looked up to. One of the ways she influenced me was in my musical tastes. She introduced me to the music I still listen to today. At the time she was a student at Stirling University, but needed help as she had eating disorders, while I was suffering from depression. These were the two factors which brought us together, as well as in interest in people, even if we were a little detached in our anlysis of being people watchers.

Back to the subject in hand.

One of the major songs she introduced me to was The Eagles Desperado, which I decided was the song of my life at that age. The lylics which really struck home were:-

Don't your feet get cold in the wintertime,
The sky wouldn't snow, and the sun wouldn't shine,
It's hard to tell the night time from the day,
You're losing all your highs and Lows,
Ain't it funny how the feelings go away.

Now, at 50, and having been diagnosed as Bi-Polar (Manic Depressive), these words still ring a cord with me on a fundermental level.
Guitar Christian

Writer's Block: No bloody way

Could you ever be good friends with someone who hunted purely for sport?


One of my friends, Jon, came from South Africa. He wore snakeskin boots and had a crocodile wallet, both of which he claimed to have shot himself on a hunt with his uncle. The culture is Scotland towards hunting was different from the one in South Africa. Many people were put off Jon by the snakeskin boots, and made snide remarks. Including other people I was friendly with.

The thing was, Jon was highly intelligent, was well on his way to doing well in his studies (ended up getting a first), and sensitive. Not the sort of person assoiciated with taking part in hunts. Eventually he changed his boots from the snakeskin ones to cowboy boots.

What many didn't understand was that this was a deliberate policy of Jon's. He was homesick and depressed, and this was a way to keep people away from him. It didn't work with me, and he eventually got the help he needed to overcome this state of mind. He never went on a hunt in Scotland, even though he could afford it as his father would give him the money to go, and had a car which would allow him to travel.

Sometimes there is an alternative reason as to why people do the things they do just under the surface. With Jon this was a cover until he could cope with social situations. He knew what people thought of people who hunted, and also people from South Africa.
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Writer's Block: Daydream believer

Yes, I'm spamming today, despite the fact that it is pimping and posting this. I'm trying to take my mind off the fact that I'm so HUNGRY, and everything is conspiring to make David later and later. The problem being, he is bringing the food, because he lives in Glasgow, and has more choices at hand. *sigh*

If you could choose to control your dreams, would you? If so, what would you dream about?


Well I might choose to continue that last dream were I was in Christian Kane's arms so that we could go inside and have a nice warm shower together to heat ourselves up!

To be honest, no I wouldn't. I have some very interesting dreams that I would never think of putting together myself. Some have even given me plot bunnies for writing fic, so I do like to give my head a chance to run free, and be surprised at my dreams. If I want to control where my imagination goes, I can always daydream!
Guitar Christian

Writer's Block: Nature v. nurture

In your opinion, how much of our personality is genetic, and how much is shaped by environmental factors?


AH, this old chestnut. But ok, well it is pretty hard to say how much is nature with me, because.

A) I haven't seen my biological father since I was two and a half, except for two rather uncomfortable times.

B) He was adopted anyway.

C) I haven't lived with my biological mother since I was four, and even then, up until that point, she never had much imput. First I had a nanny, then my grandmother took over.

What I can say is that, out of the family, the one I'm most like is my father (grandfather), and gran (great-grandmother), all the others from the older generation had died.

I grew up, from the ages of 0-9 in the 60's. I watched enthralled at the anti-Vetnam protests, the race protests in the US, and accepted the flowers that the young people (who were old to me at the time), gave out to promote Flower Power. I loved the music, and the first song that really made an impression on me was 'Paint it Black,' by the Rolling Stones. It was a time that nutured free thinking and individually, as well as questioning the establishment.

From the ages of 10-19 it was the 70's. The 70's actually gave rise to changes from the 60's. Laws were introduced to stop discrimination of race and females. I was 16 when the anti-discrimination for women was intoduced for the workforce. Around us, the traditional demarkation lines between what women and men could do was becoming blured. It was only the start, but it was a start.

So I think, on the whole....nuture of the times I lived in, not my parents, or the people who raised me.
Guitar Christian

Writer's Block: Solo traveler

Do you find it very hard to open up to people? Why or why not? What are the benefits and disadvantages of being emotionally guarded?


I'm pretty emotionally gaurded, and I think that that is because I've learned to be. I don't tell people things that they could hurt me with. Too often I've come across people who think they know things about me that could hurt me, and have used them. The thing is, they do not, but it has taught me that they were not to be trusted.

Very few people do know the real things that can hurt me, and that is usually because I've told them my test information (all true, but I've got over it), and they have never used it.

The circle of people I really trust had shruck a lot, but I'm still not going to open up any more than I do at present to new people.

Good or bad thing? I may only have a very tight circle of close friends who I trust, but I do make friends easily, just in a more superficial level from the close ones.

If I do separate myself from others, I still normally find people whose company I enjoy to socialise with. So I'm pretty content with my lot in life, much of it by my own choosing.
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