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reverence & mirth

23 August 1977
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I used to be on geocities, then I magically found me copied on webring.com
It's a bit of a mess either way.

I'm a fan of Highlander, Sentinel, Buffy, Angel, Stargate, Farscape, Babylon 5, Due South, seaQuest, and old British sci-fi like Doctor Who and Blakes 7, plus some of the new Battlestar Galactica. And then Torchwood. And the DC comics based TV shows like Supergirl, The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow. The Librarians is great fun too. I've been to conventions for Highlander, Buffy&Angel, Stargate and BSG, Torchwood and Doctor Who, with plans on some new-to-me fandoms soon. I read and theoretically write fanfic.

I have a Watcher tattoo on my left wrist. I'm saving up to get the Seal of Rassilon and the Stargate dial home code for Earth.

I read. A lot. My amazon wish list broke the 1000 items barrier, which was apparently more than their system can handle. If I listed my favourite authors I'd be here all day, but Lois McMaster Bujold and CJ Cherryh have to be on the list. Also Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. And Dianna Wynne Jones and Diane Duane. And... you get the idea.

I cannot remember a time when I had not read the Lord of the Rings books. I inherited about 2000 books from my dad, many of them sci fi by people I've never heard of, so I've only read about half the books I own. Yet I keep on buying more.

I used to RPG about once a week, but that sort of ground to a halt. GURPS is my first love, but I play d20 because the group does. I love Mage the Ascension and In Nomine, but havent played because I havent found a group that wants to yet. *sigh* Elegant philosophical theories and moral quandries fall to the seduction of yet another dungeon crawl. Still, food and friends, always good. (Used to be pizza and friends. Now pizza makes me ill. Badness.)

I am a Reverend of the Universal Life Church. The ULC has two basic tenets: That people have a right to freedom of religion, and that people should do what they think is right. It is up to the individual to figure out what is right.

Yes, that is the place that ordains people online just for asking. I put my religion on the census form as 'neo-pagan eclectic jedi fortean', and getting ordained as such is just... tricky.

The eclectic part translates as making it up as I go along, with reference to any source that sounds true, including pop culture and science fiction religions.

Jedi means I'm committed to peace, preferably via negotiation, but I'll fight for what I believe is right. It also means I believe in the Force- call it Chi or life-force if you will, but there is an underlying spiritual component that binds all beings together, human, rock or tree. Jedi don't discriminate on basis of species, let alone race, and in the books at least they dont discriminate by religion. It is just about what you can do, what you commit to doing, what you dedicate your life to.

Fortean just means that the world is a very weird place, and if the facts dont fit the theory, the theory is wrong. I've been published in Fortean Times (see my website for the full saga). Weird does not begin to cover it. So I am fortean.

I take my religion pretty seriously- or as seriously as I can given that my other belief is that the secret of a balanced life is reverence and mirth in equal proportion.

I'm probably a Chaos mage. I rarely work magic, because I rarely want anything that much. When I do work, I pretty much make it up as I go along. It's not the forms, it's the power. So, Chaos.

Female, allegedly human, but rather oops wrong planet. Part time mature student. I did Art History, Cultural Studies, and Sociology at Access level. I had a plan to get a degree in something philosophical and television related. Now I'm doing English with Cultural Studies BA(Hons) over the next 6ish years. This wasn't my first choice, just the first that a disabled and therefore part time student could get into. But, basically having fun.
... I finished that degree in 2013, so you can see how up to date my profile is. I got a First.

I made a MySpace site, because Robin Sachs did. But someone already has my name so I'm beccaelizabeth315. I don't anticipate using it very much though.

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