Guttershaman – Of Avatar and Otherkin…

April 8, 2010

“…stories dramatize ideas and truths that we all intuitively recognize. Although these stories are not exactly ‘true’, they nonetheless offer a kind of Truth that is more compelling than hard facts.” Rabbi Cary Friedman, ‘Wisdom from the Batcave‘ “Believe nothing, No matter where you read it, Or who has said it, Not even if I […]

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Guttershaman Halloween Special – The Gutter Press and the Tribe of the Strange

October 12, 2009

    “The majority is always sane.” - Larry Niven, Ringworld   “Happy Halloween, ladies… Nuns – no sense of humour.” – The Kurgan, in Highlander   ——————————————————————   All my life, the stories that have spoken to me have invariable been from what are usually considered the ‘lesser’ kinds of storytelling – science fiction, comics, B-movies, horror, […]

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International Fetish Day – gap – National Ban Fetish Day

January 18, 2009

The lovely Violet Blue (Not Safe For Work unless you work somewhere real interesting) reminds us Friday was International Fetish Day. A celebration of the deviancies big and small (but all consensual) that make sex interesting for so many of us. The Consenting Adults Action Network reminds us that a mere six days after this […]

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Past rants – On taking the veil

May 26, 2008

This is me wading in on the controversy about Muslem women wearing the hijab. From 8 October 2006. On taking the veil I’ve been mulling over this since Jack Straw’s recent pronouncement on the subject of veiled Moslem women There have been some good comments on the subject already – my good mate Cavalorn puts […]

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Past rants – Christianity is stupid

May 26, 2008

…and sometimes I just get downright pissed off. Please – if you are (as Stephen King put it in the Dark Tower series) ‘for the Jesus-man’, read the whole piece before throwing stones. (From 6 November 2006) Christianity is stupid (part of the xtianfuckwitwatch service) I have finally fucking well had enough. It’s time to […]

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Past rants – 'Stories'

May 26, 2008

Best way to give an idea of what sort of thing you’re likely to find here is to put up a few of my older LJ posts. This is first in a loose series where I am trying to get a handle on the role myth, stories and metaphor has on us – and what […]

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