Is this about the website redesign? I had not noticed much discussion about the fiction in the forum, just lots of pictures and posts on the wall. Anything which makes people more connected (in relation to time) runs the risk of increasing the amount of fun stuff to serious stuff ratio. The smaller the slice the greater the tweet twit!!! Oh and the humor forum too.
That aside, everyone's path is going to have different ingredients in different quantities. Too much of any one in particular start's to overpower the soup, so to say, but the Star Wars fiction is particular for its tendency to both excite and empower the path, while also running the risk of misrepresenting real Jediism to new comers. I guess all we can do is remember to be clear about the distinction while being true to our individual paths and interests.
It's as if there's some type of "attendance quota" that we all have to "meet".
There isn't an attendance quota, right? :huh: :laugh:
Not one for you to worry about ;)
But when Teaching Masters are away for more than a week or two without letting anyone know, that's the same as if a teacher took a few weeks off school without telling anyone they weren't going to be coming in...
And the same as in any walk of life, when people take on positions of responsibility they are making a commitment to being there to actually fulfil the role that they have agreed to do. So whilst no-one is taking a register and checking that attendance doesn't drop below a certain percentage, it is my duty to be here and, when that is not possible, to ensure that you guys know what's going on and when I'll be back! :)
I have used so many usernames, things relating to old gods, things from different myths, things from D&D and other games, even names that are just random gobblings of letters that seem to fit together, and are pronounceable in English. I've always wanted a different name, a different life.
I never used my real name, because it isn't who I was, it was a name given by my father, because he wanted a little him, so he gave me his name, made me to learn his trade, and only allowed me to enjoy his enjoyments.
I have been soya since the middle of 2006, a group of friends didn't like the name I had chosen for myself, so they got together and gave me a new name, more indicative of my personality.
I still go by my real name in real life, I get asked if I made it up, or where it's from, what it means, why I changed my name (because it couldn't be something my parents gave me!), everything.
I am currently attempting to take my name, make it me, really get people to go "Oh, you're ***?" and not speak about my father.
In short, I use my username, because I do not feel a connection to my real name, but I'm trying to change that, and may change to my real name here, shortly, in the future.
I have been a healer for years.
For as long as I can remember I have sought to help people. As a child I wanted to be a storm chaser, a spy, a doctor and for a time a priest.
After a car accident involving a family member. I vowed to find a way to learn to save lives. To happen apon those on the brink and have the skills and abilities needed to reach out and return them to this life.
This was a childs dream. However, those are the ones that motivate us the most.
I went through a program in my high school called OEC (Opportunities in Emergency Care), I was trained as an EMT in high school. I worked a few jobs as an EMT, even as a Medical Officer, but soon I started working at a Trauma Center.
I have been here for 9 years, I still volunteer my time on some services. However, I have found that the people in the field and in the ER have colored my experiences. Given me a vision of life that at times can bring an indescribable amount of joy, and equally indescribable pain and at times fear.
That is my light, courage in the face of fear. Brought forth by pure will, by conviction and by the knowledge that what I do may be thankless at times, but I watch the differences I make happen. That... That lets me sleep very well at night.
I'm not worried about being extradited.
You should be. When they want something (or someone), they get it. No asylum status is going to protect you if you're in a country that does't have the guts to say "screw you".
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