the_wynster: (Two Wolves)

If by chance you've stumbled upon this journal and you'd like to be privy to my musings, please write me a quick note explaining how you came across my little corner of the LiveJournal verse and why you'd like to be added as a friend.

The majority of my entries are Friends Only and a significant portion of the rest is mainly mindless drivel or memes. By all means, feel free to watch my journal otherwise, but you'll get nothing more than a few witty posts and some insignificant banter, like as not...
the_wynster: (The Look)
Hey all,

This is the first posting of the oddball formerly known as shadows_wolf06 over on LiveJournal. I will, for the time being, be keeping my LJ account simply because it is paid up until November anyway, so I'd like wring the last of my paid account time over there as best I can. Plus, I've been on LiveJournal so long that I will, in some ways, miss it. Though my current journal really hasn't been around that long, my elvenmystic2003 incarnation was up and running back in 2003, so I've been a blogger for a while.

I'm hoping that this site will become what LiveJournal was back before the idiots over at Six Apart took over; back when Brad was still in charge and what was best for the consumers was what drove the company. For a long time LiveJournal has been driven on money and marketing and I'm honestly kinda sick of it all.

From what little I've seen of Dreamwidth, I like it. I'm hoping that when all is said and done, it will be a homage of the good that once was LiveJournal.

Regardless, I will be maintaining both journals and keeping them up and running, so I will continue to be around.

Hope to see you around,
Everyone's Favorite Klutz

LJ Days?

Apr. 30th, 2009 11:57 pm
the_wynster: (Super Wynnie!)
Out of curiosity, does anyone know the different dates for some of the oddments that are LJ Promotional days such as Rabbit Hole Day and Pirate Day?

I was wondering if there was a list of them out there.

Just wondering,
-The elf
the_wynster: (Pimp!)
So once again the loverly [ profile] nalidoll is doing tarot readings for tips.

Full information can be found here, but the gist of it written by her is as follows:

"The Basics
- You email me at nalidoll (AT) gmail (DOT) com, and put "Tarot Reading Request" in the subject line. Give me the name you most prefer to be called by.
- I will do the readings in the order I get them. I will send your reading back to you, to the email address provided.
- Once you receive the reading, you may ask me a question or for some clarification. This is always true of my readings.
- After you have your reading, you can tip me whatever amount you feel is appropriate at my paypal account under the same gmail address.
- While completely optional, Feedback is Highly Appreciated and Encouraged. Heh.
- While also optional, spreading the word is also appreciated.

The Background
For those not familiar with me or my readings, I have been reading Tarot Cards, specifically, for over 20 years. I also read a little of everything else, but Tarot remains my favorite, I think. I am currently using, mostly, the Housewives Tarot. It makes me smile, and that is always a good thing in my book.

Questions about any of this are always welcomed, and answered as promptly as I am able.
All proceeds, at the moment, go toward taking care of some things I need to pay off, putting minutes on my phone so I can actually keep in contact with the outside world, possibly buying the art supplies I need to finally get some projects completed, and other such Dolli Things. I am working towards getting a place of my own, and I need to get a few things squared away in order to be ready for that."

Go check her out. She rocks when it comes to readings as I can attest to by personal experience. Mmmkay? Mmmkay.
the_wynster: (Darkness)
Even though I know that many of you on my Friends List believe Obama to be a new Christ of sorts, I am linking this movie on my journal because of the truth that it holds within it. Care to question just how much your convictions stand when it comes to his "Change" that he- or rather those who have put him in power in the first place- is in the process of implementing? Then go ahead and give this movie a go.

I guarantee you'll have another outlook by the end of it. Or at very least, several very interesting questions to ask yourself and research further.

Call me crazy, psycho, nutters, whatever. I have been saying from the moment he got the democratic slot that this was all a set up. Now I'm not normally one who runs about screaming that the sky is falling, nor do I ever intend to be. But when I see something that is so inherently wrong, I speak up, as I'm doing now.

Thanks to [ profile] nalidoll for pointing me to the movie. For the rest of you, whether Obama supporters or not, please at least take the time to watch this movie in it's entirety with an open mind and also feel free to question it's contents as well. By all means, research the information within this. Look up the facts and see for yourself that Alex Jones is dead on with pretty much everything within the movie.

And when you come to the conclusion that he is... Pass it on. Because the more we do, the less powerful the ones in charge become. The more power we take back and the more secrecy we pull away from the tyrants in charge, the less power they hold and the more chances we have to take our Nation back.

::Edit:: And before some of you wonder due to the day, no, this is not my idea of an April Fools joke.
the_wynster: (Pimp!)
A friend of mine has recently got back into doing tarot readings for people. She is, from personal experience, Bang On and has been doing readings for years now.

If you are interested, you can find her original journal entry Here. She simply asks that you donate whatever you believe the reading is worth/whatever you can spare.

If anyone is interested I highly recommend asking for a reading. She's damn good at what she does and she explains it in layman's terms for those of you who aren't all into the mystical aspect of the cards. No woo-woo, "The sun is in the fourth house therefore..." crap with her.

Very well worth it. (Go check her out!)

the_wynster: (Flowers in Winter)
[Error: unknown template qotd]True love, huh? Well that's somewhat of a sticky situation, to be honest.

While the optimist in me wants to scream out, "of course!" the realist in me has to stop and consider the truth of the situation.

I believe in true love, yes. I just think that with the way people are nowadays- selfish, self-centered, arrogant, lusty, immature, self-serving, etc.- prevents it from occurring much anymore.

With so many people being from the Generation Me mentality, there's no want nor willpower to stick things out. Thus you get those who cheat on their spouses/significant others and when found out, they do the whole, "oh but it really wasn't my fault. I couldn't help it," deal.

This, of course, is bullshit. Because One's Dick doesn't simply just fall into another person's Vagina. Or etc., for those out there in homosexual relationships.

Bluntly put? Yes, I believe True Love exists. I just don't think it means anything to most people nowadays, nor that they could actually recognize it through the idiocy and haze of selfishness and lust that they live with.

Love at first sight?

I believe in Lust at First Site. I also believe in two souls being able to recognize connections from past lives, etc., or the realization that someone is special without exactly Knowing Why. I don't, however, equate that last one to Love...
the_wynster: (Learn to Live)
[Error: unknown template qotd] "Get busy living or get busy dying." ~Red from Shawshank Redemption.

I once used this quote in a discussion once whereupon it was taken and completely bastardized until it's original meaning was, apparently, lost in translation.

I view this quote to mean that even in the face of the toughest adversity, you can either rise above it (get busy living...) or simply lay down and admit defeat (...or get busy dying.) Either way, you can't remain in the twilit lands of indecision.

There was one point in my life that was very dark and depressing. I had been suicidal for a time and this quote helped bring clarity. Though there were times I wanted to hang up, cash in, check out... I said screw it. I'm stronger than that and stubborn as well. And when I repeated this quote like a personal mantra, it helped pull me through.

So yeah. We can get busy living, or we can get busy dying... but either way, we have to do one or the other.


Feb. 14th, 2009 12:31 am
the_wynster: (Garfield facepalm)
Okay, so normally I would do the whole, "I hate Valentine's Day" rant right about now.


I have something even sillier to add to my list than the actual Hallmark Holiday itself.

This post in [ profile] news.

You hate Valentines Day, you say? Don't want to buy into the whole commercialism of it, you say? Why not purchase an Anti-Valentine's Day gift so that you too can show the world just how much you loathe the commercialized byproduct of Hallmark's Spawn?

::snorts:: Does anyone else see the irony here?
the_wynster: (Brain go Boom!)
[Error: unknown template qotd] Dude, seriously. Wtf? How is this even an actual Writer's Block?

The whole purpose of Writer's Block is to get one thinking and writing, not to fucking answer a damn poll or to have some misplaced fangirl arena to play with.

::headdesks:: And even writing becomes corrupted with stupidity... amazing. ::eyetwitch::

Bad call, LJ. Bad call...
the_wynster: (Flowers in Winter)
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God, wouldn't that be boring? Even though the Bad Days in my life have far outweighed the Good, I don't think I'd want to perpetually relive one of my better days. After a while, it would simply negate the good vibes from it and cheapen the memory, don't you think?

Ever seen Groundhog Day? Yeah. I think if I had to eternally live one day over and over again, I'd go as batty as Phil does and try to think of creative and ingenious ways to Kill Myself Ded. Yes. D-E-D dead. And I'm not really the suicidal type anymore to be honest...

I mean, I do understand that in the true Hollywood style, Bill Murray ends up doing good with his life in the end, but again, that's Hollywood for ya. How well would the movie have sold had he gone on a rampant killing spree and made Jeffry Dahmer look sane? Then magically, the days stopped repeating and oh-shit, jail time dude? Right?

Humm, anyway... Point is, I'd rather live a lifetime full of ups and downs than have to suffer through an eternity of days all the same.
the_wynster: (Pimp!)
So. [ profile] dark_serenity.

It's my creative writing community. I have nifty little things such as poetry and prose within, and original artwork may soon appear as well.

It is friends only, but you should give it a shot. You may just like what you see...


[/shameless self plug]
the_wynster: (Remember Who I Am)
December 31, 2008
New Year's Resolutions: The Two Lists
A Message from DailyOM Co-Founder Scott Blum

I was fortunate to spend time with an enigmatic man named Robert during a very special period of my life. Robert taught me many things during our days together, and this time of year reminds me of one particular interaction we had.

"Now that you are becoming more aware," Robert said, "you need to begin to set goals for yourself so you don't lose the momentum you have built."

"Like New Year's resolutions?" I asked.

"That's an interesting idea," he smirked. "Let's do that."

By then I was used to his cryptic responses, so I knew something was up because of the way his eyes sparkled as he let out an impish laugh.

"Tonight's assignment is to make two lists," Robert continued. "The first is a list of all the New Year's resolutions you WANT to keep, and the second is a list of all the New Year's resolutions you WILL keep. Write the WANT List first, and when you have exhausted all of your ideas, then write the second list on another sheet of paper."

That night I went home and spent several hours working on the two lists. The WANT List felt overwhelming at first, but after a while I got into writing all the things I had always wanted to do if the burdens of life hadn't gotten in the way. After nearly an hour, the list swelled to fill the entire page and contained nearly all of my ideas of an ideal life. The second list was much easier, and I was able to quickly commit ten practical resolutions that I felt would be both realistic and helpful.

The next day, I met Robert in front of the local food Co-op, where we seemed to have most of our enlightening conversations. "Tell me about your two lists," Robert said as the familiar smirk crept onto his face.

"The first list contains all the things I SHOULD do if I completely changed my life to be the person I always wanted to be. And the second list contains all the things I COULD do by accepting my current life, and taking realistic steps towards the life I want to lead."

"Let me see the second list," he said.

I handed him the second list, and without even looking at it, he ripped the paper into tiny pieces and threw it in the nearby garbage can. His disregard for the effort I had put into the list annoyed me at first, but after I calmed down I began to think about the first list in a different light. In my heart, I knew the second list was a cop out, and the first list was the only one that really mattered.

"And now, the first list." Robert bowed his head and held out both of his hands.

I purposefully handed him the first list and held his gaze for several seconds, waiting for him to begin reading the page. After an unusually long silence, he began to crumple the paper into a ball and once again tossed it into the can without looking at it.

"What did you do that for?!" I couldn't hide my anger any longer.

Robert began to speak in a quiet and assured voice. "What you SHOULD or COULD do with your life no longer matters. The only thing that matters, from this day forward, is what you MUST do."

He then drew a folded piece of paper from his back pocket and handed it to me.

I opened it carefully, and found a single word floating in the middle of the white page:

the_wynster: (Lost Soul)
I am done. Finished. Finite.

In response to this posting, I have had more negativity thrown my way then understanding, and that is *after* having stated with absolute clarity where I stand on it all.


No more. There is no hope for the idiots out there who want to close their eyes and say, "not true!" As far as I'm concerned, they can now go bury their heads in the ground and be done with it. Maybe when this ascension happens (if indeed it isn't actually the biggest joke on the face of this planet), they'll get a nice swift kick into reality. Sucks for them if it happens though. Because when Illusion falls, it's going to fall hard...

But again. Not my Problem.

I'm done making people try to See. They don't want to. And as this last posting showed, they will run screaming from it in the opposite direction almost every time. You can lead a horse to water...

So. No more pointless postings to people who don't want to Hear or See.

Once again, I'm withdrawing and admitting defeat because this Veil of Illusion is so far beyond me, I cannot help those who Purposely and Freely chose it over Reality.

I am not some great Prophet from the olden days. Yes, I See and I put it out there when needed, but fuck it. What good is a prophet when the world does not want to listen?
the_wynster: (Fuckit)
Wyn's Definition of a Way of Life:

"one aspect that when combined with other important facets of one's self help make up the esoteric part of an individual."

Wyn's Definition of a Lifestyle/Scene:

"the tendency to participate in a certain trend- be it popular or not- to the point where it can then become the identity of the individual and whereupon in extreme circumstances, the individual cannot distinguish themselves as separate from the scene/lifestyle."

Any questions?
the_wynster: (Different Point of View)

The truth this guy speaks is not only inspiring, but rare for today's age. His passion and conviction is beautiful for the soul to see, and his honesty hits home with more power than one could believe...
the_wynster: (Kitty Wink)
Happy Easter to all of my Christian friends out there.

Happy Spring Equinox for all my Pagan friends out there.

Happy regular average day turned into commercialism for all the rest or undecided ;)

Love ya guys,
the_wynster: (Default)
Sorry, but I'm slowing being driven nuts by the Wicca 101 graduates. You know the type: teenagers who grab a Witchcraft For Dummies book off the shelf at Walden Books or decide that after reading the entire span of Llwellyn books that they are accomplished and very experienced witches and warlocks. Sorcerors and Sorceresses. Ooooooh, and you can't forget the Harry Potter outlook, either.

My brother's girlfriend decides to tell me that she's in the know of the Craft of Old and she's studied it seriously for a few years now. Y'know what she deems as serious? Some damn book found at Border's complete with vials, pouches and ribbons that holds spells within such as Hollywood Beauty Buffs and The Shame of Blame. She even uses a damn voodoo doll she's found at one place or another and actually expects to give her "victim" diaherria or herpes. O.o

Normally I'd laugh at such a ridiculous notion, but the truth is that it's getting much too widespread. And way too common for my liking.

Where have all the Real witches gone? Those that keep the Traditions and Craft of Old close to their hearts? Those that realize the Craft is not a religion or belief, but that it is a way of life?

I'll tell you where: They've all decided to run off screaming into the night and shaking their heads in response to all the FlufferNutters that have come out in full force as of late. The Real Deal's have all gone quiet because they're getting sick of being associated with those imbeciles that claim the same titles and similarities that they hold.

Seriously people! Just where the hell has Honour gone? Usually I'd blame the majority of GothTopic groupies that find it cool to be all Big and Bad while rebelling against thier parents wishes and *le gasp* decide to pick up a copy of Harry Potter: How to become a Real Witch, because y'all know just how much that's going to make them the Big Bad.

The bitch is, it isn't just the phasers anymore. People that are far too old and should be much too smart to pull the bullshit are doing the same damn thing. The Merry-Go-Round of Drama is in full swing and admission's hopping, baby.

Since when did we invoke the God and Goddess for every damn little thing that went wrong in our lives? Since when was Hecate called upon to help "curse" someone because a little one got upset at someone else for being ooooooooooh so mean and un-wiccan like? Since when did the matter of a fuckin hangnail entail lighting a candle?


Has the whole world gone off it's nut?

It has gotten to the point where I cringe at the word Pagan nowadays. Everytime the phrase "I'll light a candle" comes out of my lips I have to fight back the shudder of disgust I get from it. Whenever I'm asked to send energy I have to fight back the automatic eyeroll before actually deciding whether or not the situation holds cause to do it or no.

I am literally ashamed to be connected with some most of those idiots out there that call themselves Pagan. Because of this I've gotten to the point of just calling myself polytheistic. It's simple, doesn't really get the whole Love and Light reaction, and it's still true.

But (and this is the kicker right here) since when did we just back into the corners like dogs and keep our tongues? Just when exactly did it become okay with us to let the outlook of "Crystal Crunching New Agers" be associated with Who and What we are? When exactly did we let ourselves grow corrupted from the damn psuedo-light of all things?

Phrases such as Love and Light!, Blessed Be!, Merry Meet! and Merry Part! make my brain literally want to bash itself to a mushy pulp against the side of my skull so it doesn't have to deal with the shit anymore.

Because really, I'm starting to run out of good boots nowadays. Every damn pair I own ends up ruined after wading through the mindless dribble of bullshit that spews forth from people's mouths.