fannyfae: (cleopatra)
The adage that we are known by the company we keep probably is very true within the Kemetic Community - perhaps even doubly so. It has become frustrating and disheartening to be judged by people whom you don’t know, who don’t know you, or your specific religious path - nor do they care really! For someone to offhandedly decide that you are not with the “in crowd” or that somehow, will pronounce that not to be of a certain religious affiliation, or sect will deem you unworthy to be given the time of day. Some of course, fear recruitment or being indoctrinated into some sort of cult based on internet rumours that they may or may not have heard.

I am Kemetic. I was trained and ordained as a Kemetic Orthodox Priestess of Sekhmet/HetHert in 1998.  )
fannyfae: (cleopatra)
Pantheacon starts tomorrow. I will, again, not get to go this year. That makes me extremely sad because there are many friends, and even family, who will be going. My reason for not attending is I have just started a new semester to finish out my degree. While I am excited about that, I feel a like a hungry waif with her face pressed up against her computer monitor, gazing at my scores of friends on Facebook, Twitter, Livejournal, Dreamwidth and other venues where I write get to meet each other and attend some pretty wonderful classes at P’Con. Read more... )
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Snagged from [personal profile] muse_maledictio

To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…
1) What are you currently reading?
2) What did you recently finish reading?
3) What do you think you’ll read next?

1) "Golden Shrine, Goddess Queen, Egypt's Anoinring Mysteries" by Alison Roberts. This explores the iconography and symbolism that are found to be inscribed on the Golden Shrine of Tutankhamun. It talks about how important royal women were in personifying and reperesenting the "Eye" (Eye of Ra) Goddesses in Kingship, and the turning of each new year and of the yearly re-coronation during those rites.

2) "Voyager" by Diana Gabaldon. This is the third book of the "Outlander" series that deals with the 18th Century, after the Battle of Culloden. and the Pre-Revolutionary Americas. It is a nice continuation of the story of Jamie Fraser and his time travelling wife, Claire. If I could tell a story as well as Gabaldon can and sell it as a novel, I could retire! The only thing I do not like about her writing is her erotic scenes are as contrived as any others I have read in romance novels. I find myself rolling my eyes most of the time. If that happens whilst reading erotica, chances are it's either too cliche' or too clinical. I find that Gabaldon alternates between those two states in her books. I suppose, though her books really cannot be singularly classified in general fiction, historical fiction, or romance, it sort of hits a place of "all of the above".

3) I am debating as to whether or not to delve into a technical book on documentary filmmaking or using crowdfunding for financing film projects, or to go for the fourth book in the Gabaldon "Outlander" series. I have all of the latter on audiobook, so I could listen to them on my commute to and from classes and home.
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I have been having a few thoughts about letting go on 9/11 of this year. This of all days, on the anniversary of 09/11 - a day that is indelibly etched in the minds of most modern adults. Like when JFK was shot or when Challenger exploded, we can never forget where we were or what the day looked like or how we felt. On that day, 11 years ago, I was with my mother, who was dying of terminal cancer. Less than a month from that date, she would pass to the Beautiful West. That day, I got an email from a gentleman whose YouTube videos I had commented on and was so impressed by that I wrote to his private email address late last month. His production values were very high, and I thought it was a definite standard that I hoped my own work could rise to. I was very interested in talking to him about my documentary project. Read more... )
fannyfae: (within the aethers)
the Faery Universe
You can talk to the Divine at any time with varying degrees of formality. practice your faith when just about everything becomes a prayer. You can offer your efforts in cooking a meal as thanks to Netjer for what you have been given, offering a portion of that in shrine. You can pray to Netjer behind the wheel of the car (and I often do that, myself!) or you can go out into nature and just appreciate the infinite variety of manifestations in Creation that shows the Divine to us. Really, it is about your personal relationship and the things you do personally to connect to the Divine. Proscriptions about doing A, B and then C, ad infinitum are ok, but nothing beats the internal, intuitive dialogue that only you can have with your Gods. Read more... )


http://fannyfae.com/2012/08/25/spiritual-musings-from-the-edge-of-the-world/
fannyfae: (Faelyn1)
Think about the whole lot of characters you've created so far in your writing / roleplaying career and consider these questions. Answer as many or as few as you'd like.

1. What gender of character do you play or write most often?

I think it tends to be a pretty even split, although I tend to write women more than men. The women that I do write are fairly unconventional. For a while, when I was writing male characters, particularly in the early days of the internet, I absolutely would not let anyone know that the hand behind that character was not in fact male. Read more... )
fannyfae: (medieval banquet)
For any of us who write, we all are quite familiar with the truth that we can find a million reasons not to sit down and write. There's a house that needs cleaning, kids and spouses that need attention, things around the house that need to be repaired, homework assignments, and a myriad other things that pull us in a hundred different directions. The hardest part is to consistently make our way to that place and time where we can just let the words flow. Read more... )
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I have a little bit of a break and this year I would like to put out that I will do drabbles and fic req's as my Xmas gifts to folks. So for those of you who know of some of my muses, please make your req's and I will do my best to fulfill them with the muse of your choice.

[livejournal.com profile] fannyfae
[livejournal.com profile] nomanselizabth
[livejournal.com profile] faery_ring
[livejournal.com profile] faedefrance
[livejournal.com profile] sheldonsandscia
[livejournal.com profile] t_rainsborough
[livejournal.com profile] ninon_delenclos
[livejournal.com profile] sekhmet_mrytamn
[livejournal.com profile] medico_bella
[livejournal.com profile] almighty_g_d

Just give me a lyric, a situation, anything and I will take it from there fictionally.

Edit: Never use 2x magnification lenses when typing. It makes for fewer errors if you don't! :P
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I am completely unfamiliar with navigating this site, so I am just getting my legs beneath me as it were. Any and all suggestions and help are taken most gratefully!
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1) Do you ever 'talk' to your characters?

Absolutely. Fanny especially. I do because to me, she isn't just a character, she is based on an actual ancestor of mine and part of my own spiritual belief system is that our akhu, or ancestors are not gone, they just moved to another address. As such, we do interact with them whether we realise it or not.

2) Do they talk back? Yes. Fanny is the strongest, but her voice is always quiet and dignified, she is never shrill. She is very precise in her speech, she does not use contractions in a sentence. Elizabeth ( [livejournal.com profile] nomanselizabth) is a typical loud Tudor monarch, and she can be extremely loud and obnoxious! Having two queens in my head can be a real pain in the backside. Fanny's daughter Caroline is very polite and she is of all my muses the "sweetest" and most gentle. When she does feel strongly about something - like she does about her music or about her beau, Stelios Lakiotis ([livejournal.com profile] immortalsparta), she can get a bit more chatty. Caroline's sister, Jocelyn ([livejournal.com profile] faedefrance), is very precocious as children go. I hear her mostly of a child of about six or seven at present, even though technically we never got around to telling the story of her being born. We knew she was coming, and then about a year or so later, she just started talking. Right now she is talking the most to Azazeal ([livejournal.com profile] 1st_of_the200), and she thinks he is neater than cake! What is worse is that he isn't even my muse and I can hear the two of them having conversations and planning all sorts of mayhem *facepalm* . I have the same problem with Fanny's husband, Sebastien de Rochefort ([livejournal.com profile] all_forme) deciding to visit. He was most obnoxious when we got a chance to see a bottle of Remy Martin Louis XIII cognac in a store once. I told him if he wanted it, he could cough up the $1800 dosh to buy it! Thankfully in checking with either Azazeal's or Rochefort's writers, they get the same sort of thing with my muses visiting them, so it works out. Perhaps we are all just collectively insane?

3) Is there a particular ritual you have that lets you get in touch with your inner voices?

No. They just sort of pop up. It happens mainly when I am driving or shopping or just minding my own business. A lot of times I will be reading a bit of history or literature and one or two will expound on the event - or in Fanny's case she will talk about why something isn't quite what was depicted in history, but rather give a slightly different viewpoint. When I am doing my work as an herbalist, I sometimes will get input from her to check something and lo and behold find out that the Muse is right about something I had not thought about. Where the ancestor that I have based Fanny on stops and Fanny who is the character begins, sometimes that is not always very clear. She has very specific tastes in music, food and wine and things she enjoys. Some of those tastes, interestingly enough are definitely not mine. She likes chess, it bores me to tears, she hates embroidery, and I don't mind it - as long as I can find my glasses and see what I am doing. She definitely is of Celts ancestry and this is something that I have a little of, but it really is not a culture that for me is of any deep interest.

I have bought her things that she likes. There was a statue of the Goddess Danu that she really connected with, and so I bought it. In my spiritual path we also have an ancestor shrine which is a small cabinet that is shared collectively and holds pictures and mementos from those people who are very much a part of who we are. Fanny ended up getting her own akhu shrine. In it is the statue of Danu, and a book that was written by the real life Comte de Rochefort printed in the early 1700's because she definitely wanted that as well amongst other things.

In short, I don't know really what Fanny is. She isn't like the other muses that I have in there, too. I've been approached about it by others who share the same spiritual beliefs and they have said , "she really isn't just a character is she?". I have to say, I don't think so and plead ignorance about just what I am dealing with. I just roll with it and continue to take dictation for her. Does all this make me nuts? Maybe. But aren't all we writers and artists just a little bit crazy anyway? ;-)
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Mun prompt: Do you find yourself playing your muse in a single timeline or do you run multiple histories? If that's the case, how does your muse change from one to another? What about those of you who play your muse at varying ages? What does your muse gain or lose with age? Feel free to share their life experiences with us.

Since Fanny is half-Fae and essentially an immortal character, I have had the luxury of playing her in several different time frames. Since she was borni n 1444, we were able from that period onward, if I or rather she so chose, to explore those areas. One of the first storylnes in Fanny's timeline was one that she and I worked out with the muse [livejournal.com profile] civ_barbarian and his mun set in the time of Richard and the two princes in the Tower. Now, we have not finished exploring that story, and I personally intend to do more with it if everyone involved also agrees. But certainly it started setting up her canon and the canon for when she and Hsu Danmei actually met and became the firiends that they are. I have just begun exploring a little bit more her childhood and her time on the Fortunate Island as a young woman leading up to her usurpation of the Throne. Read more... )


Muse: Fanny Fae / Faelyn
Fandom: Original Character / Folklore / Mythology
Word Count: This section has been ommitted for this post, as it is irrelevant. ;-)
fannyfae: (squee!)
Mun Note: I wish to thank everyone for the well-wishes, cards and gifts on my birthday yesterday. One of the most wonderful things about the Internet is the ability to meet and to interact with so many fantastic people. If wealth could be measured in friends and loved ones, I would be one of the wealthiest people alive. It makes me absolutely humble to know each of you.

Thank you for all that you do!

Fanny / Faelyn & Her Mun

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