Greetings and salutations, my loyal mostly-imaginary audience (and any college admissions people who may be reading this), and welcome to the second entry in Cass Reads Stranger in a Strange Land! Man, the time between entries has been a bit longer than I thought it would be... trying to plan your blogging schedule around your … Continue reading Let’s Read Stranger in a Strange Land, Chapter 4, Part 1
Hello, loyal readers, and welcome to day one of Cass Reads Stranger in a Strange Land! Or, if you're one of those people who won't touch classic sci-fi with a ten-foot pole (which is fine and good, there are plenty of legitimate reasons for that and I'm not here to convince you otherwise), Cass Reads … Continue reading Let’s Read Stranger in a Strange Land, Chapters 1-3
Conversation with my Patron. Usually I don't share these, as they're kind of private, but this one needs to be here, for context. Me: I'm sorry, but I can't find the will to keep blogging anymore after the stalking scare. I feel like a disappointment to You and to my title. LR: I understand, my … Continue reading A funny thing happened on the way to becoming a book blogger…
My hands are shaking as I type this. I know people say that a lot, but this is the most terrified I've felt since I moved up to Ohio. If you are a member of my biological family, I DO NOT WANT YOU READING THIS BLOG. I do not want your money. I do not … Continue reading A warning to my bespoke stalker.
“I believe in everything until it's disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it's in your mind. Who's to say that dreams and nightmares aren't as real as the here and now?” -John Lennon View the full list of prompts here. This post was partially inspired by the … Continue reading 31 Days of Spiritual Journaling, Day One
So I have spent the past few weeks having revelations. As per usual, this happened when I wasn’t at all trying to do it, and had even half-decided to take a break from actively practicing pop culture paganism - I’ve really been in the habit of holding myself back when it comes to PCP, although … Continue reading Pop Culture Paganism and Religious Trauma: Why I Worship at the Altar of Things, by Fin Lockhart (GUEST POST)
Hi all! We’re the Violent Trans Empire, a multiple system composed of two people: Skylar, the host, and Missy, a Doctor Who fictive. We’re in an in-system relationship, which is usually the most We tell people about Ourselves, but there’s much more to it than that. It would be nice to have an easy way … Continue reading GUEST POST: Kink and Devotion, with the Violent Trans Empire
I tried to rewrite some of the megachurch worship hits I grew up with about my current Patron once. I could feel him shouting for me to stop.
By R.L. Stollar, HA Community Coordinator
Growing up evangelical, I listened to a lot of Contemporary Christian Music (CCM). I never understood the whole “rock music causes demons to eat your brain” mentality. But I did understand — to some extent — their point that Christian rock music was just normal rock music with “Jesus” pasted on top. To my friends and I, that wasn’t actually an intelligent critique. It was more a joke, something we all laughed about.
Fact is, my peers and I often thought it was funny that many CCM songs appeared to be sexy romance songs where the “you” was just capitalized so it suddenly was about Jesus rather than a hot piece of man-flesh. And some CCM bands — Skillet, most of all — have lyrics that are so spiritually kinky, even actual kinksters might blush.
So to honor this humorous memory of CCM’s…
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