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    • October 7, 2009 6:03 PM BST
    • Hi Talia,

      Moving is always a hassle, but what a nightmare!

      I did want to thank you for the comics links, especially the second one. Does that ever ring true!

      Hoping you are safe and sound in your own place very soon,
      Melody

    • October 7, 2009 4:19 PM BST
    • Stuck in temporary lodgings, how awful. I hope this gets sorted sooner rather than later Talia.

      Nikki

    • October 7, 2009 2:37 PM BST
    • Hi everyone,

      Just a quick post to say I'm still alive and doing reasonably well.

      I'm in the process of moving. Still.

      On the 1st I had an apartment lined up, lease signed, ready to go. Get there with a vehicle full of stuff, go in to the building, open the door to the apartment expecting an empty place and the keys ready for me. What I found was two people still there, not packed, and showing no signs of moving out.

      By the end of the day the property people had me in a temporary apartment in another location, but no power. Power was on by Friday night.

      Almost a week later and I'm still not in the proper apartment, no Internet in the temp place and it could be another two weeks for the squatters to be out. They had given the required 60 days notice that they were moving and where they were to move to fell through apparently. If it is going to be another couple of weeks I'm going to be contacting a lawyer to see what my options are. This is freaking ridiculous.

      On the plus side it's been almost two weeks since I started on HRT and no bad side effects.

      And just to add some humour, here's a fun comic my sister sent me the other day:

      http://www.venusenvycomic[...]hp?id=6
      http://www.venusenvycomic[...]hp?id=7

    • August 31, 2009 6:34 PM BST
    • Hi Kayleigh-Welcome,I'm interested in writing also-we've certainly hit on a fruitful path! I live near a place called Keighley in West Yorkshire,if that is of the remotest interest to you; its near the birthplace of Emily and Charlotte Bronte though and might be of some relevance ,Emily being a very masculine character-hugs'n stuff-xx-Nina P.

    • August 31, 2009 6:04 AM BST
    • My name is Kayleigh, and I used to be a full member here several years ago and met some fantastic people...literally life saving people during a tragic time that gave me a place to stay and serious emotional support. Well, I'm back now. I'm a creative writing undergrad at the University of Utah and have been living full-time since 2005. I am just stopping in to get back involved in the forums while I take a break from my schoolwork and thought that I would write a quick note to everyone out there. I look forward to meeting some of you again and hope to rediscover those whom I have lost touch with.

      Kayleigh


    • August 31, 2009 12:02 PM BST
    • I have read some of Miriam's work and I can tell you that she is a very accomplished author. We recently published one of her books digitally. 'To Wherever The Bus Stops' is available for download here...

      http://gendersociety.com/[...]d=16167

      ...and it makes for a really good read.

      Hugs,

      Katie x

    • August 31, 2009 11:15 AM BST
    • the trouble with book publishing companies is that they work to looooooooooooong schedules although they can rush out a book to catch an important event...and if they have done one book on a particular subject they may not be interested in another if the first didn't do well...but then publishers may have their own agendas...

      I'm just doing two print-on-demand books...total cost to me is £340 and after that any sales will cost me nothing but bring in £x..
      conventional publishing costs nothing but will only bring in 10% of £x and thats after a long wait...

      those pottery faces look goregeous..if you made those you've got fame and fortune at your finger tips...I'd prefer one without the cups though...

      rose

    • August 31, 2009 5:59 AM BST
    • My recommendation is to look at other highly acclaimed trans books and see who published them. For instance "She's Not There: A Life in Two Genders" (don't know how to underline :( ) by Jennifer Boylan was published by Broadway Books and "S/he" written by Claudine Griggs, was published by Oxford. I just went to a LGBT resource group and wrote down 30 different publishers of trans subject books and have yet to narrow it down. I find this to be a more reliable resource then a basic google search. There is no slanting or bias involved.

      Anyways, I hope this helps.
      Kayleigh,
      Fellow writer (yet unpublished)

    • May 15, 2009 6:02 PM BST
    • Miriam,
      You might consider checking into the "blooking community" and online publishing, which you will note TW does some of. http://gendersociety.com/shop[...]cat=252 I currently read a number of serialized manga and books that are parallel published in hard copy when enough pages are posted online. This builds a following if your work is appreciated and readers even make contributions of cash to push things along. One such writer has had her story picked up for Fall season on the SciFi channel.

      http://www.talesofmu.com/[...]ook01/1

      I love it and was frustrated when I "caught up" and had to wait for each new episode. Before this, I never read anything this long on line. Now I have to limit my list to have free time. It is a story very supportive of GLBT and other lifestyles without being preachy. It certainly stretches the concept of acceptance to "the edge". It's sure to be toned down for television. "TWO<3" No, that is not a typo, <grin>

      Another favorite is MISFILE,

      http://www.misfile.com/in[...]?page=2

      A wonderful manga about a heterosexual male who finds himself misfiled as a female by heaven and must adjust to gender dysphoria. It's bound to stretch both MtF and FtM readers in conflicting ways. I feel it would be an excellent tool to let unaccepting heterosexual males understand what it's like to be MtFand be trapped in the wrong body. It would clearly explain the situation for FtMs to those who do not understand the same. It's not your standard, "Oh, my, I like being a girl" story.

      Hope these give you some ideas, Miriam.

    • May 15, 2009 4:57 PM BST
    • Do a surf for ON DEMAND PUBLISHERS...these will take your MSS on disc, make it into books, get the necessary ISBN number and send a few to libraries etc.. in UK all books have to be submitted to British Museum Library...not sure about NZ...then they put up a page on Amazon and any orders they print as needed and post off and send you the cash...they seem pretty good but obviously you need to shop around...some do deals from as littll as £150.

      Nice pottery faces by they way...

      Rose

    • April 13, 2009 5:57 AM BST
    • Hi, Miriam and welcome to TW. Just returned myself after a few years of absence.

      Just finished my record braking seven and a half hour Skype call. I am feeling great but definitely need to stretch my back for a while. The discussion was with the great love of my life and I am happy with the outcome. :-)

      Wish a nice Monday to everybody. I'll return later today.

    • April 13, 2009 1:19 AM BST
    • Greetings to you all

      - I am in my 50's and have just written three books on my journey so far, covering good and bad experiences. I am interested in publishing them. Like a lot of people I don't have a lot of dollars to throw into the next stage.

      - Does anyone know any publishers who are sympathetic/empathetic towards those who are transgendered? All I'm doing at the moment is trying to find out relative information so that I can follow my dreams.

      - I desperately would like to get some money behind me to have the operations that I consider necessary for me, but in some way I think that may be a pipe dream, however who knows.

      - On this site I am not a fully subscribed member (unfortunately,) so I cannot respond directly to anyone. I am willing to give my e-mail address on this site, but please be genuine in offering me help if you can.

      Love in the peace of knowing that we are all part of the creation of the universe.

      Miriam

    • August 30, 2009 4:36 AM BST
    • Bore da i gyd! Welsh is a beautiful language that should be heard spoken and seen in web forums every morning. English is the language of international interaction (although the Soviet government tried to make an appearance it would be Russian) but we should hear more of the smaller languages like Welsh, Finnish and Estonian.

    • May 16, 2009 1:46 AM BST
    • I do not know about Eurovision, Cerys, but if Wales is participating, I hold my fingers crossed. There used to be a Welsh Eurovision star when I was a kid :-)

      Oh yes, Karen, Rikki used to be one of the regular morning jumpers and so was Joni. Not to mention Mere the Ninja.

      You are right about the origin of jumping and screaming, Anna-Marie. It used to be a private joke between Julie and Joni in the General Forum but it eventually immigrated to the Good Morning Forum and included regular jumpers, some of whom are mentioned in this thread. Those were times indeed.

    • May 15, 2009 2:39 PM BST

    • OMG that sure brings back some memories Tiina.......good ones i have to say cos i think it was Julie jules who started it off


      Cerys, it sure is good to know you're still with us after all this time. I dont know about the other 2 girls, but i still keep in touch with Alex Mac ( Via Yahoo) and she's doing ok.



      Lol xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
      Anna-Marie

    • May 15, 2009 12:52 PM BST
    • Hi Karen

      I'm very well, thank you ...

      .. apart from that niggling pain in my hips .. and in my back when I stretch .. and the headaches .. the sneezes ..

      .. oh, and the knees

      .. Come to think of it I think I need to go and lie down now!

      Take care

      C xx

      PS, Rikki, and Shannon (where did she end up?) and Alex, plus many more ... good times.

    • May 15, 2009 10:29 AM BST
    • Yes I remember that!!!! Being silly girls.
      We did have a lot of fun when I joined this site.
      That "Good Morning" thread would just go on & on everyday.

      Cerys I've often wonderd if you were still around. I hope your well.
      You know whos silly humor I realy miss---Rikki

    • May 15, 2009 5:40 AM BST
    • Tiina ...!

      Yes, some of us do remember.

      Talking of jumping and screaming .... it's nearly Eurovision time again

      Hope you're well

      C x

    • May 15, 2009 5:20 AM BST
    • Some of you may remember what this used to stand for:

      AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!! Jump! Jump! AAAAAAAAAARRRRGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHH!!!

      Happy jumping and screaming and a good morning to all :-)

    • April 10, 2009 1:02 AM BST
    • Hugs to you too, A-M. One off my dearest sisters in TW

    • April 9, 2009 10:49 PM BST
    • Welcome Back Tiina.....we've missed you LOTS!


      Lol xxxxxxxxxxxx
      Anna-Marie

    • April 9, 2009 10:08 PM BST
    • Karen, that was a great statement from you. And I want to see more of those. I want TW to become live again!

    • April 9, 2009 8:24 PM BST
    • Tiina I'm so happy to see you back big sister.

    • April 9, 2009 11:03 AM BST
    • Katie, this community used to give me so much when I most needed it. Maybe it is time to give something back.

    • April 9, 2009 10:59 AM BST
    • Hi Tiina and welcome back. I'm so pleased to hear that you have found the right person.

      Hugs,

      Katie x

    • April 9, 2009 7:06 AM BST
    • Good morniing ladies!

      I wanted to share with you something that happened about a week ago.I discovered a lady, a real woman, who is ready to accept the tranny side of me. I am in love! And I want to stay that way.

    • February 16, 2009 4:25 PM GMT
    • well having limited to no vision my days are pretty slow which is kinda cool. Today I plan to work on my websites and wear a mask which will be much fun. Also I wrote a poem kinda thing this morning on the Blogger! So what is a good way to get to know people on here?

      Its been a blast so far

      hugs

    • December 31, 2008 3:01 PM GMT
    • Good morning Jamie and a very Happy New Year to you.
      I see you're new here. I know you will enjoy the friendships extended here.
      I know where your at in your wishes and feelings - you are not alone.
      hugs
      Gracie

    • December 31, 2008 1:14 PM GMT
    • Good Morning Everyone, i am sitting here thinking about what to wear for work and while i know i will be dressing as a male today my undergarments will be totally fem. i just wish today i would have the courage to dress totally fem and freak everyone out on the last day of the year at work. The courage to change is so hard to have, yet i know the inner peace i would feel would be so wonderful. Well so much for that i must be going. I wish everyone a Happy New Year and a wonderful day....kisses and hugs.........jamie

    • December 29, 2008 10:32 PM GMT
    • Size 9!

      You lucky girl!

    • December 29, 2008 4:02 PM GMT
    • Hi Everybody!
      Just finished getting ready for another wonderful week and wanted to share by preparation for the day! Started with a wonderful shower in which I shaved my legs, underarms silky smooth. Put on aloe vera based skin lotion for added skin moisture, and Secret powder deodarant. Went thru closet and picked out my favorite size 9 Old Navy (below the waist) jeans, Merona long sleeved white sweater, cotton boy cut panty. Dressed and feel oh so fem!! Tried new tube foundation, light bare mineral dusting of beige make-up, pretty new light pink lipstick. Finished with fingernail polish (nude and clear gloss coats). It is going to be a wonderful day--Hope yours wonderful as well!!--Kathy :)

    • November 23, 2008 9:10 AM GMT
    • Hi all!

      Well, yesterday we had our first snowfall, sevaral inches fell overnight and thoughout saturday so it was a lovely scene to wake up to. e spent most of the day outside sledging, building snowmen and so on, it was lovely.

      I hope this continues as my daughter is looking forward to learning how to ski now.

      Nikki

    • November 5, 2008 4:58 PM GMT
    • A good morning it was indeed! It was good to wake up just hours before the final result of that historic election was announced.

      Maybe some day a tranny could become POTUS?

    • November 4, 2008 10:10 AM GMT
    • Good morning!

      I shouldn't really be this perky since I am not sleeping at hte moment, I think I must be on third or forth wind by now, lol.

      I hope you are having a great day wherever you are. It's a lovely autumn day here, the sun is shining and the colours in the trees are simply wonderful.

      Nikki

    • August 19, 2008 10:33 PM BST
    • Hi Lynn,

      Lovely idea, unfortunately not true. What it probably means is that she is actually from Tuvalu. It seems that .tv is a major earner for the country.

      Hugs
      Andrea xx

    • August 14, 2008 4:14 PM BST
    • I've just read in 'Der Spiegel' that the french justice minister,Rachida Dati,has started a new internet blog:www.rachida-dati.tv
      Strange,but I somehow thought that,on the web,the 'tv' ending was exclusively for ,well,TVs.Is Ms.Dati trying to tell the world the real reason behind her passion for haute-couture evening dresses?Do we really want to know?Does Sarko know that his justice minister may not be all she seems!?

      Ciao
      Lynn H.

    • August 3, 2008 10:00 AM BST
    • So it's no good asking you if you want to go to jamica then Rae?

    • July 30, 2008 11:04 PM BST
    • mmm. Rae makes a mental note to avoid countries where the temperature can easily be mistaken for a radio bandwidth...

    • July 30, 2008 7:56 PM BST
    • You don't always have to take clothes off to cool down, covering up can keep you cool too.

      I actually love proper seasons, hot summers and cold snowy winters. I enjoy the contrast.

      Nikki

    • July 30, 2008 4:41 PM BST
    • Born & raised in Michigan.
      If it goes up to 90 I feel like i'm melting.
      I prefer it to be in the 60's & 70's.
      I'm a winter person. I can allways add a coat or shirt.
      But when it gets hot, it doesn't matter how much you take off, hot is hot.

    • July 30, 2008 4:00 PM BST
    • "Golly gee Toto we're not in hell anymore" to paraphrase.
      We're having a cold wave - the temperature today is only 97- a lot less that the 104.
      Thank the goddess for small favors.
      Gracie

    • July 26, 2008 9:03 PM BST
    • I just want to share a short video clip I posted last autumn right after buying a pair of heels. Actually, the post has two clips, my half century old legs appear at the first one. The post can be viewed here

    • July 26, 2008 8:45 PM BST
    • Not gone anywhere, Michelle. Just taken the fifth for a while. :-)

    • July 24, 2008 5:37 PM BST
    • Ahhh...but you ladies have misunderstood. I said everyone has been nice..cordial...friendly. But never once made the claim that I was sane :-)
      Actually, now that I think of it, I don't think anyone ever asked if I am now, or have ever been, a member of the Ted Bundy/Hannibal Lechter Fan Club.

      But sanity can be overrated. Life can be absolutely brutal...kind of like being stuck in a car driving to the Hamptons with Regis and Kathy...and I have found the secret may just be staying just a little bit crazy...so you don't go insane :-)

    • July 24, 2008 9:56 AM BST
    • God help him, lol, Padded van booked and tasty strappy jacket bought.

    • July 24, 2008 12:55 AM BST
    • and he hasnt met me yet! oh, he did say he has met only nice people so far! lol

    • July 23, 2008 9:30 PM BST
    • He maybe sane now but give me a couple more chats and he will be as loopy asthe rest of us.

    • July 23, 2008 2:31 PM BST
    • David

      Yeah, nice to meet you. Always good to find someone sane to chat with :)

      K

    • July 23, 2008 2:16 PM BST
    • Hi Sarah,
      Thanks for the suggestion. I took your cue and made a post. And though it may have been a bit presumptive on my part, even posted two photos :-)
      Thanks for the welcome. Hope to see you soon.

      David

    • July 22, 2008 8:29 PM BST
    • We enjoyed having you in the chatroom lastnight David and hope to see you frequently.
      Hugs,
      Marsha