I want to know what love is!

Yes, assuming the right people read this, it may bring about an amusing reply or two. If someone wants to think this is about him, then fine, or maybe its just another massive tease on my behalf.

Right, balloons deflating as we talk.I suspect? EMCSA stories have just about every level of sex going, from the stories that drive me crazy by being nothing more than one long pornographic scene, right through to the artists who barely bring the matter up, or ignore it completely! Technically you cant ignore it for a story at the website, but some do a pretty good job of it all the same, me included at times!

But the stories there are a fine case of you can have sex, without any modicum of love, but you nearly always get sex if love plays any part in the story. And lets face it, its not often just plain missionary position sex either lol. Just about every known position, plus a few hopefully purely in fantasies seems to spring to life in said stories. Me, my sex is generally pretty straightforward, but not always, it has to be said. But equally, I’ve never written a long sex scene in my life, while others can use several thousand words describing exactly the same thing.

So, all writers are different, but then I think we knew that already. And we all write various sexual permutations as well. But not all seem to know what love is. Many because its “just about the sex, baby.”, but there are a few like me who just dont understand love as a concept. Or thought they didnt, though one person is trying to end that mystery for me, thats for sure. Whether it works, whether it comes to anything, hey, who knows, there is a lot of time zones between us. Also, as could be said flirting between messaging friends can be fun, doesnt mean it needs to be taken seriously by either of them.

But yes, someone seems to be doing his best to melt my icy heart, or is that unweld the metal one, who really knows? All I know is, that for the first time since Sara left this life, I’ve got someone who I like seeing messages from in my email box, and thats been a while, just over a year in fact.

As tonights video mentions, “In my life, I’ve had heartache and pains, I dont know if I can face that again.” so I’m not sure how far things can possibly go at any point, mainly because of my heart, mind, and previous traumas in romance. There is also the small problem of how independent I’ve come in life as well.

But I just wanted to say thanks to someone, for giving me a reason (other than to clear out spam) for opening up my email box again, its much appreciated.

The video, well if you havent worked it out by now…I’m disappointed in you! Absolute 80’s power ballad classic for your delight

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loWXMtjUZWM

I just hope someone doesnt kill me for actually posting this!

Oh, and due to the crazy shift arrangements I have at work, I’m now working 9 days on the trot, a good number with overtime tossed in for good measure. So dont expect any new postings before my birthday, my next day off, and I had to ask for that. I dont expect gifts, though any would be nice, given I never get much due to lack of family. But any e-cards would be appreciated, especially Brooksie related ones.

End of begging lol!

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Getting serious for once.

I think its fair to say that its because of the whole Cherryvale thing, but it looks like I will be keeping a closer eye on the US tornado season than I ever have before. And I have to say, having experienced it in that sense for the first time over the last couple of days, its a truly frightening thing.

It sounds crazy to say that Cherryvale got off lightly a couple of days ago, but compared to some places, they did. Somewhere about 100 miles north of there called Harveyville got it far worse, and sadly a number of people lost their lives. This morning I switch on the news, and hear about the terrible things that have been inflicted on Henryville, and Maryville, IN and seen the awful pictures of the total destruction wrought there.

I dont know all the details, but I’m told by the news people that last year was the worst tornado season known, and this year, its started earlier than normal, all scary and sad news to me. I dont know if its climate change, simply the luck (or non luck) of the weather, but you do have to wonder?

As I said, Cherryvale got off lightly, a number of windows broken by hailstones, and one barn lost its roof due to the high winds there. I wish that little town all the best for the whole tornado season, but at the same time, I want to wish the whole area the same. Tornados are going to happen, but hopefully no more fatalities, and no more destroyed towns. Probably a vain hope, but one I offer up a prayer for anyway.

Alright, the video, naturally I’m not putting up a film of any tornado doing damage. But equally, I couldnt not put up film of Tornados, so…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENFz2gVItjc

 

Cheating, I know it is, but at the same time… 😉

When clothes were dull!

And yes, there is any amount of tongue in cheek in that title, because the time I’m going to talk about tonight, well clothes were a little outrageous to say the least, especially amongst the Glam Rock cult.

Sadly (or otherwise) I was a little too young to be allowed to get into the whole Glam Rock chic, being as I was still only in my teens for those short few glorious years. Others may not have been as demure as myself, despite all that, but hey, I had a mother to cope with who wasnt keen on me going wild in that sense. Ah well lol…

Didnt stop me loving all the Glam Rock music though, absolutely adored it. The funny thing was, my mother didnt mind my incessant playing of Flower Power music, the Kinks and all that back in the 60’s, but she probably thought I was too young to understand, and she was right. The connotation of Lola, by the Kinks sailed straight over my head!

But I was in my teens by the time glam rock came along, and maybe she thought that was a dangerous age, but anyway…If only she’d known what seeing the video for Radio Ga Ga would do for me, lol!

By this time, colour TV had been around for about 5 years in the UK, though I’d never seen it other than in a TV showroom. But what happened then, was that this group (not sure what song) were becomning popular in the charts, and I went to school with a girl who was related to one of the group. The one wearing the Indian headpiece in the video, for those who want to know. And I got an invite to go and watch Top Of The Pops in colour, at her house, a TV bought for them by said guitarist in fact. Could I go on my own, could I hell, I got chaperoned by my mother! Aargh! In fact fate was to show that Glam Rock would bring me freedom by singing locally in a tribute band for a short period of time. No, not Sweet, a group called Middle Of The Road was the main part of our act, though we did a few other songs as well, mainly New Seekers. Would have loved to have done Abba, but we didnt really last long enough for that, lol! Be a devil, type Middle Of The Road into You Tube sometime, and imagine me doing the Sally Carr bit, only nowhere near as well!

Oh, back to the TV thing, all I know is that shortly after seeing colour TV for the first time, we soon had one in our house, though I dont think ours was bought by a member of a pop group!

Gentle warning, these outfits, especially Steve Priest’s (said guitarist, thanks to Wiki for name reminder) are not designed for those of a nervous disposition!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63CiRbiaoFo&feature=related

It was about a year ago today…

That emails, and private messages started to flow between a group of people on, and around the Garden, and we all began to fear the worst. Yes, it was about 2 weeks since any of us had heard anything from Sara C, and a combination of concern, fear, and a sense of dread set in as we all feared the worst. Her last email had been fairly upbeat, discussing the new job she had been applying for, and other positive matters, which was why we were so surpised when we subsequently heard nothing from her.

Of course, the fact that she’d been hiding just how bad her illness was from us was the only reason we were so surprised. When a few weeks later, we heard the truth, and reality from her father by email, I dont think any of us were truly surprised by the news. She had by then been dead for a couple of weeks, leaving us behind on the 11th, or 12th March.

But I’m posting tonight, because this is the anniversary of when what could only be termed, the ‘great concern’ started, some of us fearing the worst had already happened, but at least we were wrong on that front.

In a sense, this is a test to find out which Garden, and/or Forum people read my blog, and give them a few days advantage if they do.

I have the monthly writing contest on the Forum, which I will be running concurrently on the Garden as well of course. My own contest, trade secret until Thursday, or late Wednesday at least, I might have to ask permission to cheat on that front, as Thursday is the only day I’m working this week, so time will be at a premium.

But there will be a second event, the Sara C memorial exhibition, for which the rules are very simple. Write a story that Sara would enjoy reading, and hopefully say that she wished she’d written it herself, simple as that! If anyone from outside those groups want to know what that means, then ask. Email me at robotunit8@hotmail.com and I’ll let you know. There are also certain characters she made famous, that I would love to see given one more curtain call as well, most noticeably Carmine Belch, but I fully understand if most see her characters as a road they dont want to go down.

I tried to pick something apt for the video, and think the title at least fits in with that. I have no idea what Sara’s musical tastes were, so I wouldnt know if she would love, or hate it! Hopefully she would enjoy…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXlcMQWb8_c&ob=av2e

Lets talk mind control

The interesting thing about the mind control used in stories on the Archive, is the wide variety of methods used.

We have everything from the highly possible (or practical?) like hypnosis, which exists, but not necessarily in the ways its used in stories. At the other end of the scale you have the far-fetched, like robotisation chambers (yes, I know, guilty as charged), and nanite injections to change people dramatically. Or alright, as I have done more than once, a combination of both. There are others equally ‘ridiculous’, the meteors from space and the like, but hey, lets joke about my own stuff lol!

Hypnosis works,  I know, at least in a therapeutic sense. I’m told it only works in a way that you want something to happen, but as I’m not an expert, I bow to others about this. Certainly some of the stuff in stories is so against peoples personal judgement, but if, unlike the stories, it was done at a steady pace, could something like that be done? No idea, but maybe?

Subliminals, no, I cant see how something like that could really work, but someone might tell me otherwise. I suppose in the sense it bears some relation to visual hypnosis, it might work, but I’d be doubtful about that.

Pendants and necklaces with the power to control minds, would make jewellery buying a whole different matter, wouldnt it. Sadly fiction, but if it was true, I’d be trying to buy up any with a connection to Louise Brooks lol!

Brainwashing, and/or Mind control helmets, oh I wish, but sorry, I cant see it at present. I suspect electro stimulation of the brain is possible, there are enough places suggesting it is, as a cure for depression, if nothing else.  How well it works, no idea, never tried it. And lets face it, electro shock therapy has wildly varying results, to put it mildly. It has caused memory loss in the past, but not in a controlled sense, only a random one. Not enough to truly call it brainwashing I suspect.

No, sadly there are no mad scientists with chambers that can turn humans into obedient robots. Lets face it, the amount of electricity that would be needed to do something like that would probably kill the person first! Similar methods for turning women into large breasted, small intelligence bimbos, just as much of a no-no at present. But they are fun to read about.

And lets not even go down the road of intelligent lumps of rock landing on Earth from outer space, lol!

But yes, as works of fiction, they are fun to read.

Lastly, one friend is taking an enforced break from the Forums for a while, for a reason I know, but cant mention. Let me just say I hope it all goes well for him, and leave it at that. One other, I wish she’d listen to advice, and get some help if she really needs it, which I suspect she does.

Its A Dogs Life!

No, this isnt about Fenway, Kate, lol!

Well its the life of a number of dogs in the far north of North America at least! What you ask, long distance sled racing of course!

I have no idea how I first got attracted to the Iditarod race across Alaska, so please dont ask. All I know is, its been a few (at least 4 or 5) years now, and I’m absolutely hooked on following it. I suppose the fact that I’ve always had a hankering for Alaska plays a part, but the thought of running a team of dogs, for over 1000 miles, in those temperatures, in that terrain, truly amazing. I suspect the fact it ends up in Nome plays a part for me, lol! But alright, the ghost town of Iditarod intrigues me just as much, even if they only go there every other year.

In recent years, there is one name that stands out in mentioning this race, Lance Mackey. You either have heard of him or not, but try checking him out on Wikipedia, to find out just how amazing. The thing is, unlike so many sportsmen, he seems a really nice guy. Competitive, yes, will to win, you bet, but when it comes to saying the right words, at the right time, he’s a consummate professional. There are many others as well, probably just as nice, but Lance is the one that seems to be focussed on, for obvious reasons.

Oh, and you think a thousand mile plus race, the field would be spread out at the finish? Well to some degree it is, but one year, not so long ago, the Iditarod was won by 8 seconds. 10 days out on the tracks, and the winning distance, 8 seconds. The Yukon Quest winning distance this year, nearly as long a race, 26 seconds!

Two weeks from now, this years race from Willow (Anchorage nowadays is only a token start point, due to housing build up in the area) will restart, and over 60 teams will head for Nome. Not all will make it, but the majority will. And before anyone says its cruel to the dogs, not one has died, or been badly injured in the last 2 years! Hopefully we get the hat trick this year.

But yes, I will only be following this over the internet, funnily enough.

No music tonight, just film of the end of this years Yukon Quest. If the Iditarod is also this close, now wouldnt that be something!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0PDdY16lO8

Somebody to love?

No, I’m not, despite a ‘certain person’ making a pass at Heather in my latest story, but thats pure fiction I hasten to add, for several reasons, but yes, it was great fun to write that all  the same. But it seemed to make for a rather suitable blog at present, given the date tomorrow at least! Personally I think I’d make a lousy person to love nowadays, far too independent for all that, and definitely not interested in sex, and most seem to think they do go together.  I suppose there might be someone out there with as total a lack of interest in sex as me, but then, they probably would have more sense than to fancy me anyway!

Yes, check the calendar if you were wondering why I’m posting this lol! Valentines card, what is one of those? Yes, it really has been that long, dont think I’ve had one so far this century, and not really expecting that to change. I suppose I should have, and probably have got beyond the point of really worrying about it, other than the fact that most of the shops, and a good proportion of emails I’m getting at present do relate to said day. I  suppose the only consolation is, if you arent expecting anything, you shouldnt be that disappointed when nothing arrives, should you?

Thats not to say that I’m immune to offers of chocolate, dinner, pampering, or anything like that, its just that I dont really want any commitment to a relationship  any more, just occasional company, maybe. I know, James tells me there might still be someone out there for me, but I think they might be running out of time before this ‘old biddy’ seizes up completely!

To all those in love, married or living together as a couple, have a lovely day tomorrow. But do me a favour, please at least think of us singletons for whom tomorrow is just another day. And if someone wants to surprise me in my email box in the morning, then thanks, I’ll try to remember what a Valentines card looks like!

The music, please say you’ve worked it out from the title. And yes, I am a bit of a Queen fan, so…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eROzw-Acqps