Relationships, The Sandman and being Trans

Dangerous? Perhaps.

But evil? She acts according to her nature.

Is that evil?

Dream responding to Barbie, after she says the Cuckoo is evil.

After meeting my partner, a new world opened for me. She introduced me to many new novels, writers and off-planet worlds; hopefully, I did the same for her. Not to be too philosophical, but a love fusion of horizons took place between us. [A kind of a negotiation process between two people to come to some understanding (which is also self-reflective), in our case, to see if we fit with another.] In this whole process (still continuing) one specific writer stood out, namely Neil Gaiman. I knew of him and his work, and more specifically about The Sandman. However, I cannot really say that I had engaged with his work. With my love for Connie, my introduction to the world of the Sandman started and I was introduced to the Endless and the character of Dream. To say merely that a world opened up to me would be an understatement. Death, Dream, Destiny, Destruction (where ever he is), Delirium, Desire and Despair became part of my (our) life.

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A Character Sheet (under construction):

Society has been changing: the School of Mediums has merged with the Church, the Autarch’s barrenness threatens the dissolution of the Royal Line, and powerful corporations seek to shape and modernise the social, sexual, domestic and economic lives of their citizenries.

Felix & Connie

I recently joined a roleplaying game of which the world has been developed/created by two friends. It makes use of Fate Core; we have already started with the game.  We are a group of 5 players, of which one is the game master. I don’t want to talk about the Fate Core System, but more about the world wherein this game takes place and more specifically the development of my character. I will use the post to create kind of an online character sheet, and it will most probably change over time as the game develops and my character develops more.

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I am a poem, a film, a song …

Rows of books

I had this philosophy professor who taught philosophy of religion. I always had this impression that he preferred reading novels and poems to reading philosophy and teaching philosophy. I still remember how he spoke about the power of metaphors and how it breaks open new meaning. Also, how literature can in a few words describe what would take a philosopher a whole book.

This idea of the power of literature has always been with me; when a person transitions (I still am), you talk to so many people about your personal narrative (-s). To some extend when one transitions, one goes on a hermeneutical journey. You make sense of experiences that have been, of colors, of tastes, of textures, of intimate moments. In many cases, you know how it feels, but you can’t necessarily describe it, you can’t recount it. Art, music and literature are however powerful mediums whereby one can bridge this chasm.

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How to become a member of the Lonely Trans Creative Collective?

A picture of cucumbers and gherkins. With in the trans woman community they have a very interersting meaning (-s).

Firstly, what do we do? Not a damn clue, but I will be posting a monthly book review. So, let’s not leverage our expectations ahead of time.

So, there are a few things to comply with to become a member:

  • Lonely: Or differently phrased in need of good company. Please note this is not a dating site. No flirting is encouraged, although it is not discouraged. What you do in your free time, is your own business.
  • Yes, you must be trans, but we are not exclusionary, so if you are comfortable in our space you are welcome. If you misuse this space, we will tear up your Lonely Trans Creative Collective member card.
  • You need to be creative, which includes creative tweets.
  • Collective, in the sense of not being ashamed to associate in many cases with divorced, middle aged, trans women living with their parents.

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