Time is very telling; perhaps because its passing gives us the opportunity to observe, experience, and if we are very lucky, time also offers us the chance to live and learn while having fun wisely.
Last May 1st marked five years of Pagan Culture. I’m not surprised to see the blog continuing forward and strong—I mean, let’s face it, my heart and brain will never run out of things to talk about—still, I often find myself pleasantly startled by how my blogging approach and style have evolved until claiming a shape that serves its motives. And mine, of course.
Take the blog tagline as an example. It morphed from “Everyday life through the eyes of an Eclectic Pagan,” to “Everyday life through the eyes of a dark fiction writer.” The first description was the whole truth about the blog in 2009, but the second is all me and the blog at the present time.
I started Pagan Culture because I wanted to show people glimpses into the everyday life of a real witchy person. I was getting annoyed by how some parts of society saw Witches, and by how many fiction writers portrayed what they believed were real witches. You can see young-little-blogger-me testing the waters in “Paganism in Fiction,” a post published in late June 2009.
A bit earlier that same June, I wrote “Dilemmas, Decisions and Bridges,” sharing a quote that explained the very tip of what I’ve always wanted this blog to become: “I want Pagan Culture to be a place where people read about an Eclectic Witch who writes, works, loves, dances, runs…”
Two months later, “Religious Justice, Dreams, Fiction Writing… Help!” shows me
going half mad
while considering the idea of a wall between storytelling and
spirituality. Then came October, the
month I took a wee (Nac Mac Feegle) strong
hammer to that bloody wall and started “Following My Eclectic Pagan Bliss” and put
fiction writing on the backburner in order to save the world using the weapons
provided to me by the might of the most scholarly approach and…
…if you have been reading Pagan Culture for more than a few months, you already know that although I’ve been dancing to the witchy drum of my choosing, the tune has changed quite a few times since 2009. And I love that, for stagnation is the scum of the universe.
The blog I started to show others a bit about my witchy life and Paganism in fiction has become “the place where I write about words, and where friends get together to discuss all the wicked fun things that make life worth living… We also devour unsavory topics, social—and sometimes rather personal—issues that can make a soul want to smack stupidity on the back of the head and kick it while it twitches on the ground. But we do it all with a gentle grin on our faces…”
I re-read the above sentences often, my Luvs. They show what Pagan Culture is: living words, delicious friends (if you are a zombie, this doesn’t mean you can eat anyone!), fun bits, not so fun tads, some fun smiting of the stupidity virus, fun while teaching each other how to treat each other better…
Speaking of better and of fun and of healthy Aries-Witchy-Caribbean-Marine-Narcissism, guess what my Piano Man and Little Princess got me for my unbirthday? Okay, guess no more!
I shrieked like a deliriously happy banshee when I saw that we are going to BookCon. I thought my Piano Man would be busy with work and I didn’t want to go by myself—he totally surprised me. Then came Unikitty and Friday Lavender (more on the latter later) and the squealing resumed. And you can probably imagine my grin when my eyeballs landed on my new illustrated copy of Stardust by Neil Gaiman, and Tales from the Crypt Presents a Twisted, Sick, Unauthorized, Goofy Parody! Diary of a Stinky Dead Kid by Papercutz.
And that, my Wicked Luvs, is a glimpse into the unbirthday of a witchy dark fiction writer: books, creepy unicorns, sweets, stardust... and magical happiness because those who love her also get her.
“Everything Is AWESOME!!!”
Happy 5 Year Blogoversary, my Wicked Luvs!
Let’s continue growing something together ;-)