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2008-08-07 [shinobi14]: Now, Traci... You know that not to be true. XD You suck... but in the good way. I love to pity you. XD

2008-08-07 [Bookwyrm]: XD I do suck. But I am starting to get better. If I weren't getting any better, I wouldn't keep playing. XD I may never be good, but I'll at least be better than I am now. XD

2008-08-07 [shinobi14]: I look forward to playing you again. XD I added you, did you accept? =]

2008-08-07 [Bookwyrm]: Yup, sure did. ^-^ Though admittedly I'm usually only on when Tricky is. XD

2008-08-08 [L V F]: hey all guess who is single again

2008-08-08 [shinobi14]: ... Witchy?!?! *runs to grab flowers and chocolate gateau and goes down on one knee*

2008-08-08 [Bookwyrm]: XD Danneh...XD -dies laughing-

2008-08-09 [L V F]: heh wow.... no my fiancee broke up with me 2 weeks ago so yea life sucks

2008-08-09 [Bookwyrm]: Aww, honey, I'm sorry. :( -hug- Maybe it's for the best though...would you rather them stay with you if they were unhappy?

2008-08-10 [x~*His Princess Nikki*~x]: Well your the lucky one Traci! Dan quite clearly has forgot about me and him being together for 1 YEAR AND A HALF!! =S
*CRIES!!*

Me and you dont talk on here very often anymore and i miss it huni, and i saw ya new pic on myspace and ya look very, very pretty!!

And im sorry to hear about your misfortune [L V F]. =[
xxxxx

2008-08-10 [Bookwyrm]: -hugs Nikki- No, no! He didn't forget about you! He was just trying to beat David to the punch to annoy him. XD That's all.

I know! It's been ages since our last really long message. XD Sucks...I'll see if I can get my brain to function long enough to write you one. And thank you! ^_^ Took that a few weeks ago.

2008-08-10 [x~*His Princess Nikki*~x]: *Gives big hug back!* =D
Its ok, i know he could never forget about me that easily... He could never get rid of me for one hehe! =P
Youve usually always got loads to talk about... This isnt good. I will have a think about exciting things. Ohhh one thing i will tell ya about will be my AS Art result... I get it on Thursday =[
Your welcome huni, ya look gorgeous!

2008-08-10 [Bookwyrm]: XD See? Told you.

Well, I probably do have loads to talk about, but my brain is in melt-down mode from overload and stress. XD So I'm just not thinking about anything, really...-wipes inside of brain clean- But yes, you write me, and then I should be able to write you back. XD

2008-08-10 [x~*His Princess Nikki*~x]: This sounds like a plan to me mrs! =]
I think im the same cos all i can think about is coursework this and coursework that... I need to go to London by train without my mum and ive never done it before... Scared! =S
There is more to this little story so i shall inform you! =D

2008-08-10 [Bookwyrm]: XD I know how you feel. Oooh London? -hops on train with you- If you'll pay the fare, I'll go with you! XD

2008-08-11 [shinobi14]: Yes, hop on a plane, then a train, and Nikki will pay for you. She told me so today. Honest. >_> <_<

2008-08-11 [Bookwyrm]: XD Danny! Don't lie. XD

2008-08-12 [shinobi14]: My dear, Wiccan's don't lie. ^___^

Plus, that remark of mine was so blatantly not true that you can't possibly call it lying. ^__^

2008-08-12 [Bookwyrm]: XD Loopholes. Sure, sure. A lie is a lie.

2008-08-18 [x~*His Princess Nikki*~x]: Dan is only saying that il pay for ya cos he doesnt want to go himself cos hes abit nervous about biggish cities lets say.
But yes Dan... YOU LIE!! XD
But its ok... I can understand why he wouldnt want to go cos London is very different to the countryside where he is used to...
I would love you to come with me Traci... But ya live a little to far away and if i had enough money i would pay for ya. So... Dan >.< *SQUEALS*

2008-08-18 [shinobi14]: Bless her, she looks so cute when she squeals like that. XD

And hell yes it's a big city. Bloody huge. >.< I don't wanna... *cries* But I'll end up going, becasue I'm not having Nik going on her own... =/

2008-08-18 [Bookwyrm]: XD Danny is a chicken! -taunts- C'mon...I live in TEXAS. And in the capital of said largest state (up until that blasted iceberg joined our country). You don't know big. :P

2008-08-19 [shinobi14]: Errm... Witchy? London is massively bigger than Austin. ¬___¬
I mean, massively.

Austin: Population = 743,074
     Metropolitan Population = 1.6 million
     Area (square km) = 669 km2

London: Population = 7,512,400
    Metropolitan Population = 12 million-14 million.
    Area (square km) = 1,579 km2


*smug* ^_______________^

2008-08-19 [Bookwyrm]: Austin is the capital of Texas, not Houston. XD! Houston is tiny. San Antonio is bigger than Austin too. XD

2008-08-21 [Bookwyrm]: Sorry. Please don't post that tripe here. Thanks.

2008-08-21 [cpt.jack sparrow24]: sorry mom its just wow i needed to vent im so sorry

2008-08-21 [Bookwyrm]: It's okay, but please vent in private messages rather than stretching the boards.

2008-08-27 [shinobi14]: My bad, figures changed. Still massively bigger. ^___^

2008-08-27 [Bookwyrm]: XD I don't care. My state is still scarier than your country. XD

2008-08-29 [shinobi14]: We can have this argument all day long... but come to England and you will see. XD

Unless, of course, they stab your eyeballs out. ¬_¬

2008-08-29 [Bookwyrm]: Nah, they wouldn't do that. My eyeballs are too pretty. Might rape me, but that's why you care a sharp object around with you. :P

2008-08-29 [x~*His Princess Nikki*~x]: I lived in London till i was 15, I dont like it when people say all this kind of thing about London... Not everywhere in London is like that! Where i lived wasnt that bad, not the best place but deffo not the worst!

Sorry i had to say it, im very proud of where i come from and it winds me up... Its nothing against you personally Traci, i love you and i still think ya wonderful! And Dan knows what im like so he should know better but i suppose i cant change ya opinions.

But anyway, how are we all? =]

2008-08-30 [Bookwyrm]: XD I actually have absolutely nothing against London, honey. I want to go there...bad. I always just play around with David and Danny because they complain about it. Honestly I think it'd be a lovely place to visit, and if you're in the right areas probably a lovely place to live. I've lived in some of the scummiest parts of Texas, I'm not scared of London. ^_~ So please, don't think I actually have bad thoughts about London. I've dreamed of going there since I was a little girl.

I'm doing pretty well. ^-^ Finally getting to go to the doctor this Tuesday...I can't wait...I'm ready to get all this medical crap sorted out. :P How about you?

2008-08-31 [x~*His Princess Nikki*~x]: Cool, yeah ya should go cos honestly its very exciting!! Hehe!! Its good that your not scared of London, i loved living there and i still miss being where i was brought up... Im happy here, but nothing really beats where you were brought up from. Thats just my opinion really so hey! =]

Yeah ive noticed they like to complain... But its cool, so no hard feelings on my behalf. All is good, Thank you Traci *gives a massive cuddle* >.<

Im happy to hear that ya doing well huni <3 Im well-ish sort of medical probs with me but thats for a private message i think lol! What are ya having sorted out if ya dont mind me asking...? Im very slow! Oh me and Dan go back to school on Wednesday and we are not that excited about it... Well im not! =/

2008-08-31 [Bookwyrm]: This is true! There's nothing and no place like "home!"

-grins- That's men for you...complain, complain, complain, nag. XD -giggles and hugs them- Only joking. <3 -cuddles Nikki back- No probs. ^-^

Oy. I feel you there. I've got a curious lump I need examined. :/ My appointment's for the second, though, so I should know shortly after then what's up. ^-^ Aww...but school is good! Well...better than being stuck inside all day anyway! :P

2008-09-02 [shinobi14]: Errrm... No. It's really not. T___T Lots of things to do, so little enthusiasm. *cries and opens arms for hug*

:O We do not like to complain! We... criticise. ;) And we do it well, damnit! =D

I pray that both of you are well again soon. =S

2008-09-02 [Bookwyrm]: -ignores hug request- S'what Nikki's for. XD

BAH! You complain. And nag. You're both fishwives. XD

I'll be fine. ^-^ I'm going today. Wish me luck!

2008-09-02 [shinobi14]: The request was for Nikki. <3

Good luck.

2008-09-03 [Bookwyrm]: -giggles- I know. Was being a nuisance.

^-^ Well, I'm not pregnant (yaaay!), and the doctor doesn't think I have cancer (YAAAAAY!). I'm having an ultrasound on my chest in a week...just to make sure. He just thinks I have...er...not sure how to spell it, but basically sore spots. XD

2008-09-08 [x~*His Princess Nikki*~x]: Of course il give you a hug!! *Opens arms to Dan and gives him a really big hug!* <3 *kisses* <3 Lovesss youusss!
And yeah Dan does criticise VERY WELL!! But i suppose i wouldnt change ya for the world!

And school is a big smelly pooooooooooo!!!!!!!

Good, im really pleased to hear that its nothing serious!! *Gives hug!*

2008-09-09 [Bookwyrm]: Work is worse than school. At least you can sleep in school occasionally. XD

-hugs back- Thanks! It's not cancer. Or at least not breast cancer. XD There's something on or underneath my rib making it stick out so I've got find out what that is.

2008-10-08 [Steph-O-Melon]: That's really good to hear traci! I'm super glad ur ok. lol

2008-10-08 [Bookwyrm]: ^_^ Me too. Now if we could just figure out what's wrong. All of my tests have proven that...there's nothing wrong with me. Or rather, the abnormality is a "normal abnormality." :P Normal for me, they say. Well, it's not, because it hurts. XD

2008-10-08 [shinobi14]: Woah. >.< You changed your name. >_>

2008-10-09 [Bookwyrm]: I did. :P

I've had Mothyr Witch since I started this wiki. Almost to the day. I was actually going to use Witchy, but it's taken over on Elftown, so I went a different direction. I'm still Witchy though. ^_^ I decided it was time to start anew. ^_^

2008-10-11 [x~*His Princess Nikki*~x]: Omg, you have changed your name! I didnt know who it was for a few moments or so!

And do ya know what it is making thus thing stick out yet, how long have ya had it for cos i havent been on here for ages and thank god that it isnt cancer!

Hello by the way *hugs*

2008-10-11 [cpt.jack sparrow24]: hey mom love the name wondering if my thought to the refrence it right
sleeping beuty???
ok loves bye

2008-10-12 [Bookwyrm]: -grins- Everyone keeps saying that! I suppose I should've worked up to the new name...changed it to something with the word Witch in it still. XD Ah well, too late now.

I think it's just swelling of the cartiledge. I should be fine with some meds in time. I've had it for over six months. It's just bleh...it's only moderate pain. Just enough to be irritating and make normal activities a little more difficult. Nothing major.

And hi to you too! :P How've you been?

-grins- No, Sleeping Beauty was the one who was put in an enchanted sleep through the touching of a spindle. Snow White is the one who bit the poison apple. That being said, I don't really care for Snow White, so no, it's not a reference to her either. XD

2008-10-17 [x~*His Princess Nikki*~x]: Im cold! Hiya Traci! I think im gona have to send you a private comment/convo soon cos we have a lot of catching up to do! Agreed? =D

2008-10-18 [shinobi14]: No. No agreeing here, especially by you two. >.< That would mean the end of the world. XD

2008-10-18 [Bookwyrm]: Agreed Nikki!

-elbows Danny in the gut-

-whistles innocently-

2008-10-19 [shinobi14]: *cries* But.. i thought you loved me... >.<

Obviously not, as you call me the sheep lover. ¬___¬

2008-10-20 [Bookwyrm]: Haven't you learned? I show my love through aggression, not affection. :P

2008-10-20 [shinobi14]: Sounds a bit like me. XD I show my love through being mean. ^-^

2008-10-22 [cpt.jack sparrow24]: hey mom im ..im going to get help ..for my depresion and drugs im in rehab now they let me keep my laptops so il send messages just need help and stuff keeping sanity

2008-10-22 [Bookwyrm]: XD And that is why you and I get along so well Danny! XD Same with David.

-hugs Jack- Good. I'm glad you finally came to your senses. :)

2008-10-22 [cpt.jack sparrow24]: ..i try ..ive been here for ...34 hours and nothing miralce likes happened yet so im wating for the shakes and crap how are ytou?

2008-10-22 [Bookwyrm]: -smiles- Thirty-four hours is going to bring no miracle. In fact, no miracle will come. It will require your own patience and willpower. But you can do it. ^_^ Especially with support.

I'm all right. Getting ready for bed.

2008-10-22 [cpt.jack sparrow24]: cool im not im staying up

2008-10-22 [Bookwyrm]: Well I had to get up at 5AM and call the hubby to make sure he was up. :P

2008-10-23 [shinobi14]: That sounds just to me. ^__^

2008-11-02 [x~*His Princess Nikki*~x]: Im getting worried, you 2 telling eachother how much ya both get on and love eachother haha =P

How are we all, i really should come on here more often!

2008-11-02 [Bookwyrm]: XD Trust me, Nikki, I'm completely and fully devoted to David. I mean my husband...yeah him. XD! Just kidding. ^_~

Yes you should! Might give me more incentive to log in and do something more than just check my messages/wikis. XD I've been pretty good, trying to stay busy. ^-^

2008-11-03 [cpt.jack sparrow24]: ...yes nikki i love mothyr ...sorry mom i cant help it you will always be mothyr

2008-11-03 [Bookwyrm]: Meh...-shrug- And I think she was talking about Danny. :P

2008-11-04 [shinobi14]: Damn straight she was talking about Danny! =D

... who's Danny? =/

2008-11-05 [Bookwyrm]: I'm not really sure. Some guy that keeps popping up randomly all over the place. Strange, thinking on it...

2008-11-25 [x~*His Princess Nikki*~x]: I nearly... confused myself, nearly! <img:shadN-gif.gif>
I have been stressed over so much lately... I need my Traci *hugs* Il send you a message over the next couple days hun, promise! Are we all ok?
Thank god i have Dan though... Love you huni! <img:lo-gif.gif>

2008-12-05 [shinobi14]: Yerrrsss... Thank God *rolls eyes*

2008-12-05 [Bookwyrm]: -hugs teh Nikki- Message me anytime! I'll get back to you at some point in time. XD My brain is in another dimension these days.

2008-12-08 [x~*His Princess Nikki*~x]: =D My brain never functions properly! =D

2008-12-09 [Bookwyrm]: XD I'm beginning to think the same of mine!

2008-12-09 [x~*His Princess Nikki*~x]: XD Traci your a smart women... Who are you trying to kid?!

And dont roll your eyes at me Daniel!!

2008-12-10 [Bookwyrm]: XD I may be smart, but that doesn't mean my brain functions properly! XD

:O Oh! She DANIEL'd you! BURN!! :P

2008-12-14 [x~*His Princess Nikki*~x]: Hahaha!!
Hes used to it....
He loves it really! <img:cheshmak.gif>

2008-12-16 [shinobi14]: ... Nawwwww..... XD

So, okay. Maybe I do like the full-naming, and the "under the thumb" relationship we have. XD

2008-12-16 [shinobi14]: Oh, and update this page. We are very close to Yule now, dear. ;)

2008-12-17 [Bookwyrm]: ...I would but I can't. I'm sorry. Not right now. Maybe I'll have something for Spring...

2008-12-17 [cpt.jack sparrow24]: i love you mom

2008-12-17 [Bookwyrm]: -hugs- Love you too dear. Doing any better?

2008-12-17 [cpt.jack sparrow24]: not really still feel like shit but that never improves in my life you know things here "same shit smaller shovel"

2008-12-17 [Bookwyrm]: -hugs- I'm sorry honey. But yeah, I know how you feel.

2008-12-17 [cpt.jack sparrow24]: yea its been going around

2008-12-17 [Bookwyrm]: It'll fade.

2008-12-17 [cpt.jack sparrow24]: hopefuly

2008-12-18 [x~*His Princess Nikki*~x]: Yule... Whats that again? Hehe!! XD

2008-12-19 [Bookwyrm]: It's the winter solstice silly! :P

-gives Danny a prod-

2008-12-19 [cpt.jack sparrow24]: ahahah you got prodded ..like a cow... say moooo.... hehehe ...cows make me happy.....



MOOOOOOOOOOOOOO


cows are my friends

2008-12-22 [shinobi14]: I love cows. ^__^ Nikki can tell you that. XD

And yes, ma dear? =]

2008-12-22 [cpt.jack sparrow24]: hehehe MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

2008-12-23 [Bookwyrm]: I felt like prodding you. :P

2008-12-25 [cpt.jack sparrow24]: heheh

2008-12-30 [x~*His Princess Nikki*~x]: I know, i was joking but thank you for telling me and not just laughing at me. =] Do you enjoy prodding everyone Traci? =P

And yes, Dan does LOVE cows... I do also think they are quite cool (its Dan's fault!)

2008-12-30 [cpt.jack sparrow24]: cows are kick ass

2008-12-31 [Bookwyrm]: -gigglesnort- Well I THOUGHT you were joking, but I wasn't sure, so I thought I'd take the safer route and not look like a jerk just in case. XD

-blinks-...-rolls over and laughs- I bet Danny does love cows. I know he loves sheep! :P

2008-12-31 [x~*His Princess Nikki*~x]: Hes not a true lover of sheep... He is English... I wouldnt really want to go out with someone Welsh just because of that reason cos i duno if any lads my age have done it or not. Im just being honest, i have nothing against Welsh people, but thats something i have always worried about! =S

But yeah Dan is a true cow lover! Some people would say thats why he is with me, but thats not very nice!

=D And Traci for you to think that is a good thing and i still thank you for telling me either way! Friends are great! =]

2008-12-31 [shinobi14]: Yes they are. ^_____________^

2009-01-04 [x~*His Princess Nikki*~x]: I thought you might agree, Dan. =]

2009-01-10 [Steph-O-Melon]: Danny! Look I'm actually back! Hi everyone else too lol i just don't know you as i do danny well other than traci of course. lol i missed you! how's everyone been?

2009-01-11 [x~*His Princess Nikki*~x]: Im Nikki... Have we met before? =]
And yes im fine thank you. And yourself?

2009-01-15 [Bookwyrm]: -waves at Petal- Hai there lady! :P

-stretches- Terribly sorry I've been away so much. Been spending most of my time at work or out of the house. ><

2009-01-19 [Steph-O-Melon]: I think we have in passing I've been gone for a long time other than every once in a while...

Awww I miss my nickname. haha. Yea I'm super busy too lately I'm in college now by the way!!

2009-01-20 [Bookwyrm]: Congrats on getting into college!! How's that going? :D

2009-01-24 [Bookwyrm]: Just want to say, that as soon as I have access to my own computer again, I will probably start work on this wiki again. I know it's been a long time, but I'm finally around people who actually encourage my work here, so I may actually feel...motivation to work here again. ^_^ But, I'd rather not work on this while on someone else's computer, since I will bog it down with graphics. XD!

2009-01-26 [Steph-O-Melon]: Girl you got a shit ton more to deal with then worrying about this wiki you should do it for fun, in the spare time you have. lol

It's pretty cool, it's a pain sometimes though becuase i have to be my own motivation to go... yea sometimes that's a bad things, but i'm doing well for the most part i think.

2009-01-26 [shinobi14]: Damn straight! It was the name I gave her all that time ago.

... and you were Cucumber, Traci. XD XD

And Petal's right, Traci. This is a spare time thing. But your personal life before this place. ^__^ We all love you all the same. =]

2009-01-30 [Steph-O-Melon]: I GOT MY TONGUE PIERCED!!! lol it HURTS!!! lmfao! It's cool tho. teehee

DANNY! -glomps- I missed you!! You take care of le cucumber while i was a missing?

^^ I still have my petal badge on my house too. lol

2009-02-02 [Bookwyrm]: Oh no worries, I'm definitely putting my personal life first. XD That's part of my New Year's Resolution this year. But I do feel motivated to work here again...for fun. ^_^

Yus! I miss being Cucumber. ^_^ I still have cucumber items on Neopets to remind me of who I am. XD

I'm glad things are going at least fairly well with college. XD Motivation is a tough thing to find these days, but somehow we scrape by. ^_^

Luff teh Petal badge. :D I never did get around to making Danny's badge. -blush- One day!! :P

2009-02-03 [Steph-O-Melon]: lol yea i really need to get caught up on my hw tho... oops lol

2009-02-03 [Bookwyrm]: XD I've got a lot of catching up to do myself. ><

2009-02-05 [Steph-O-Melon]: yea i had a text doay at five and i found my folder with all my stuff in it at one i cramed... idk how well it worked tho... we'll see monday i guess

2009-02-06 [Bookwyrm]: -huge grin- Good luck either way!!

2009-02-09 [Steph-O-Melon]: yea i'm hoping it went okay i know i got the first one wrong tho

2009-02-12 [Bookwyrm]: Well...it happens. :P Could be worse!

2009-04-12 [shinobi14]: Oh, Divinity!!! Such a lot of work has been done!! I'm very proud of you, Traci. You're doing so well. =]

Keep it up for us, darling.

2009-04-13 [Bookwyrm]: -beams- I'm glad, Danny, really! Thank you! ^_^ I will! ^_^

2009-04-18 [x~*His Princess Nikki*~x]: Its looking wonderful huni! *Hugs*

I am too, very proud. Really hun, well done!! =D

2009-04-18 [Bookwyrm]: Aww, thank you so much! I'm trying to get the whole thing revamped so I can start worrying about adding new content instead of redoing the old, but some of the old is so ancient and needed to be touched up, so I thought it was important to fix what was already here before new content got worked on. I'd been promising to finish that for years anyway. XD I'm so glad you've joined too! ^__^

2009-05-06 [Done with all of this]: hi im jake, im an agnostic but i've always been curious about wicca and i was just curious if you could tell me anything about the beliefs

2009-05-06 [Bookwyrm]: That is what this wiki is all about. ^_^ Well, rather, it's about sharing information about Wicca, Witchcraft, and coming together as a community...but that is a much longer explanation. :P For a general idea of what Wicca is and what the beliefs of the general Wiccan consist of, see What Wicca Is and What Wicca Isn't. ^_^ The Grimoire holds hundreds of pages full of information, and of course, you're more than welcome to ask all the questions you have. ^_^

2009-05-06 [Done with all of this]: it seems interesting so far, so its mainly about guiding you along a path of eternal entity and understanding rather than a set guidelines and rituals or is there more, or am i completely off

2009-05-06 [Bookwyrm]: Well that delves into the realms of what sect/tradition of Wicca you intend to be a part of and all that. There's a reason I'm just a witch and not a Wiccan anymore. But for Solitaries you seem to have the gist of it. When you start getting into traditions/sects you get more guidelines/rules than you would with solitary practice. I don't have any information on those traditions, however. The only "universal" Wiccan "rule" is "an it harm none, do as thou wilt." Which, put simply, as long as you're not hurting anyone, you're free to do as you please.

2009-05-06 [Done with all of this]: good rule, what does it mean to be a witch and if i took that path would i be called a warlock i guess or whatever would correlate to me, i heard from a friend that wiccans, or i guess witch's also go by healers since the like to experiment with medicinal herbs is that true or just nonsense

2009-05-06 [Bookwyrm]: It's just witch. Warlock is an insulting term to any witch, male or female, and if you were to call anyone who truly practices the Craft a warlock, you'd probably receive a hefty kick or a long lecture about why you should never use that word in the presence of a Wiccan or witch. A witch is not bound by any particular religious views or ties. One can be a Wiccan Witch, or a Buddhist Witch, etc. etc. Or just a witch even. Wicca, however, is a religion, which is tied to the Craft.

As for the term healers, I don't think that applies. Not all witchcraft is healing, and that's a very limiting term. Witch is the catch-all term for male and female, and most of the "media" names such as warlock, wizard, healer, etc. are ignored or considered insults.

2009-05-06 [Done with all of this]: o interesting, but how do you define yourself as a witch or is there no definition, just an idea that you place yourself into?

yea i assumed my friend was full of it, but never got to ask someone who knew what they were talking about their side of it

2009-05-06 [Bookwyrm]: Hmm, well I suppose that comes down to the person in question. Words are rather ambiguous these days, and many people can't agree on a single meaning for a word. I consider a witch to be a practitioner of the Craft...someone in tune with the Mysteries, if you will. It is commonly said that you can be a Witch, you can be a Wiccan, and you can be a Wiccan Witch, but you can't be a Wiccan without being a Witch--this is because Wiccans practice the Craft. It's part of the religion.

-halfsmile- That's the other reason I decided to forgo the title of Wiccan. The religion has been tainted by Hollywood and, unfortunately, teenagers. The idea of a religion that gives you "freedom" rather than tying you down with dogmatic do's and don't's...well that suits many teenagers that have been bogged down since childhood. Unfortunately most of them have taken Hollywood's ideas and have helped confuse the already foggy details of what Wicca really is--at least in the eyes of the masses. I don't have room in my life for unnecessary drama, especially in the form of a religion. While my religious views are extraordinarily close to being exactly like those of Wicca, I've found myself enough to have them slightly varied, and I choose not to call myself Wiccan anymore to avoid the...drama...attached to the name.

2009-05-06 [Done with all of this]: hmmmmm but how much less drama would you get from the name witch, i mean with the whole harry potter craze and all of that nonsense wouldnt that just bring more of an onslaught of drama and attention, so has wicca sort of separated and sanctioned off like different sects of christianity or has the whole belief sort of shifted? Another rumor that i have heard is that wicca has around 40 gods and there are rituals where you dance naked in a circle around a fire, i mean there are crazy things i have heard, but it really seems more like a deep belief in expressionism and eternal living

2009-05-06 [Bookwyrm]: Actually I find I don't mind so much the drama of the title witch. Probably because it leaves me free of religious ties, which is my main source of drama and discord. Unfortunately Harry Potter has created a large amount of drama for both witches and Wiccans. That being said, I'm still a fan. :P The problem is that many people have trouble telling the distinction between fantasy and reality. They're free to delude themselves as they will, I just wish they weren't so violently opposed to beliefs that aren't the same as their own.

Wicca has no specific Gods or Goddesses, although for the most part they worship the Lord and Lady/God and Goddess. This is a representation of the duality we have in our world. Some Wiccans, though, will worship multiple forms of Deity--as Pagans are wont to do. :P And yes, there are some who dance naked in a circle around a fire, or even just dance naked under the sky. And yes, this is even used in ritual. Of course, it's not necessary, and is only done if the witch in question is comfortable with the idea. It is very much a deep belief in expressionism and eternal life. Wicca is very much about expressing Who You Are and being exactly that.

2009-05-06 [Done with all of this]: sounds amazing, lol wish they would have let me dance naked in front of my commander when i was in the service lol but thats for a different time, lmao

it is my belief that the violence that you see regularly is not more of the religion in question or the opposing beliefs but more of the self esteem issues and the need to dominate others for their own self worth was never established as a child growing up, lol many share my views on this subject though so nothing life altering

2009-05-06 [Bookwyrm]: XD That would be an interesting story to tell!

Well there's that and there's simply the need to dominate that's been ground into all human minds. That wonderful belief that one needs to reach the "top" no matter how many people they squash in the ascent. We live in a violent society these days, where the belief is "get out of my way or I'll make you wish you had." A lot of it is a need to prove self-worth and dominance, and a lot of it is the sheer belief that it's "MY way or the highway." And no one can deny that--it's the fundamental preaching of the majority of mainstream beliefs these days. If we were to take into account every major--and many minor--religion and believed them all to be true...the entire world is going to hell and there's not a damn thing anyone can do about it. XD Because nearly every religion on the planet teaches its followers that if you don't find redemption and salvation through them, you won't find it anywhere, and you're doomed. So anyone who does not find redemption and salvation through that source is damned for eternity. Well that just sucks! :P And I'm not harping on any single religion here--that's just a general belief of most religions. And it's understandable--how else would the religion survive if it didn't give its followers a reason to need it? Still...I don't like it. XD

2009-05-07 [Done with all of this]: i completely agree but its been of much debate recently if you have done specific research into it that, this is a phenomena due to the culture we surround ourselves with, this is not human nature, this is human behavior, this is not how humans are programed at birth this is how humans are conditioned everyday of their lives, i believe you can get that zen, that peace of mind absent of religion and i believe you dont have to destroy everything in your path, i believe that is a side effect of the condition forced upon us by this culture, you should look up a movie called zeitgeist, its very interesting and illuminating on many subjects, and if all else fails it will just be a interesting thing to think about

2009-05-07 [Done with all of this]: be back later, bye "waves"

2009-05-07 [Bookwyrm]: Oh I agree with you completely. That's the point I was getting at. This is our society, not our nature. It's been ground into our psyche that this is the way we must be. That's why all I ask is that people be understanding of other's beliefs and cultures...not necessarily accepting, but understanding. That's at least one step toward acceptance. And would do the world an amazing amount of good. I'll have to look into that movie. :D I think I've heard of it.

2009-05-07 [Done with all of this]: :) the link to it is http://zeitgeistmovie.com/ its free to watch, the creator made it for the sake of sharing information not profit, and its like youtube no download

2009-05-07 [Bookwyrm]: Oooh thank you! I'll watch it as soon as I have some free time. :D

2009-05-07 [Done with all of this]: :) lol just have a open mind when you watch it

2009-05-07 [Bookwyrm]: I almost always have an open mind. Sometimes it takes a little prodding, but most of the time it stays that way. :P

2009-05-07 [Done with all of this]: :) good you will like it then, tell me when you get a chance to watch it, i would like to hear your thoughts on it

2009-05-08 [Bookwyrm]: I would've watched it last night, but my friend came home with her newborn yesterday so we spent the evening at their place. ^_^

2009-05-08 [Done with all of this]: :) fun

2009-05-08 [Bookwyrm]: Actually it really was. ^_^ I love babies--despite the fact they're a little frightening. XD

2009-05-09 [SDEfSEfaerg dgr]: Babies are tasty.

2009-05-09 [Done with all of this]: frightening lol what do you mean, did you know that a baby human is the most defenseless out of all the species new offspring in just about every way lol watch out nerd attack

2009-05-09 [SDEfSEfaerg dgr]: That's what makes them so tasty.

2009-05-09 [Bookwyrm]: Right. I'd prefer we change the subject. Thanks.

2009-05-10 [Done with all of this]: yea that guy is kinda creepy

2009-05-10 [Bookwyrm]: -shrugs- Occasionally tactless people do show up here. It's inevitable. :P

2009-05-10 [SDEfSEfaerg dgr]: lol...
Sorry I've watched this wiki for ages, I was just bored that day :P

2009-05-10 [Done with all of this]: you were bored so you started insinuating that you eat baby's? somethings wrong there

i thought wiki's were allowed to limit its access to people?

2009-05-10 [SDEfSEfaerg dgr]: *Sighs* I was only joking.

2009-05-10 [cpt.jack sparrow24]: its still creepy hey mothyr ...you always will be to me sorry didnt notice the name change how are you?

2009-05-11 [Bookwyrm]: Well, while wikis can limit access to people, the only way to do so is to set a password to view the wiki--and I want this wiki easily accessible to everyone. So I take the risk. :)

It's okay [SDEfSEfaerg dgr], just unappreciated. :)

I'm fine Jack, and you?

2009-05-11 [SDEfSEfaerg dgr]: My apologies.

2009-05-11 [Bookwyrm]: Like I said, it's okay. :)

2009-05-11 [timmyT]: cool winki

2009-05-11 [Done with all of this]: yea its all good, so you havent told me yet why you have the name poison apple

2009-05-11 [cpt.jack sparrow24]: ive .. been getting clean .. lots of crap in my system you know

2009-05-12 [Bookwyrm]: Thank you Timmy. :)

That's great to hear, Jack. ^_^

Poison Apple? Well my old name was Mothyr Witch. I had that name for about three years, and I finally decided I needed a change. Mostly I adore apples--they have such a prominent role in mythology and fantasy...they're probably my favourite fruit for that reason. And the poison apple is a great focus for a story...I just sort of picked it up. It's my favourite online handle when I manage to snag it.

2009-05-12 [timmyT]: how intristing

2009-05-12 [Done with all of this]: yes that is interesting, have you ever wrote a story

2009-05-12 [timmyT]: ya but wen ever i have it sucks

2009-05-13 [Bookwyrm]: Yes, I've written a few. I have a hard time finishing them though. I still have all my short stories from ninth grade English though. XD And my beginnings of a children's series I wrote in fifth grade. XD

2009-05-13 [Done with all of this]: ;) ive had that problem a few times as well

2009-06-26 [shinobi14]: *stolls by* Mooornin'. ;)

Ah. I see this is business as usual, Traci. ^____^ Good job, good job.

:O You should have seen my mask! I made it for my College Leaver's Ball (it was a masquerade ball). Green Man Mask. How awesome is that? It turned out pretty well, too (for me). I'm not that artistically minded. *sigh*

How is the wiki clean up going, Cucumber? ;)

2009-06-28 [Bookwyrm]: Hi Danny! Thankee, thankee! Oh I want to see it! You should take a picture and post it up...if you haven't already...-has only checked wiki updates-

It's going slow right now. I'm having some severe problems with my ribs...they've basically twisted around in my body or something...so I can't sit at the computer for long. As soon as I figure out what's wrong or find a way to steal someone's laptop I'll be back to updating though. -grins-

2009-07-13 [shinobi14]: I'm sure you will, tenacious as you are, dear. =]

Poor, Traci. Get well soon. Healing thoughts coming your way.

2009-07-16 [Bookwyrm]: Thank you, they're well needed. ^^

2009-07-17 [shinobi14]: I'm in desperate need of an experienced witch, or a HP. I'm not losing my faith in the God/Goddess, or anything like that, but I'm losing my faith in magick. I need someone, because otherwise I won't be able to practise.

2009-07-17 [Bookwyrm]: -hugs- Sending all my hope and energies to you hon. I was having that problem a while back and did lose faith for quite a while. I don't consider myself much experienced, however. The one witch I could send you to isn't active on EP anymore, so I have no help for you. :( I can see if I can find someone, though.

2009-07-19 [shinobi14]: Thank you, deary. ^___^

2009-10-15 [Bookwyrm]: -cough- I really need to get around to making new graphics. It is definitely not summer anymore. :P

2009-10-18 [shinobi14]: Indeed. Make some for Samhain. ;) Easy to do. ^___^

2009-10-18 [Bookwyrm]: Yeah it's just finding the time. >.< I know I have some saved somewhere on this site...but...I can't find them. >.<

2009-10-28 [Bookwyrm]: Okay so we won't get fall graphics up in time, but I am making some Yuletide graphics as we speak. I'll probably have them up today. I was having a lot of trouble finding some autumnal images that looked nice enough to use for banners unfortunately. >.<

2009-10-28 [Bookwyrm]: -pokes new graphics- ^____^

2009-11-05 [L V F]: HAPPY SAMHAIN!

2009-11-26 [shinobi14]: I do LOVE the new graphics, Traci. =] Love 'em. ;)

2009-12-17 [Bookwyrm]: Thankee! ^___^

2010-07-05 [Bookwyrm]: Okay so here's the deal, I simply don't keep this page updated as much as I want to. This isn't because of a lack of interest in the wiki, but rather difficulty keeping things updated, fresh, and also fixing errors on two separate wikis--as this wiki is operated on both Elfpack and Elftown. This wiki is approximately 300 pages in size...that's a LOT of pages to keep updated!! So...here is my proposal...

I'm thinking of creating a blog or website on which all this information and more will be available. I will be taking direct copies of everything here, and keeping them on the external site--with the fixes, corrections, and updates that are needed on the wiki. I already have all the pages from this wiki copied down and they are being reformatted and rewritten as necessary.

I'm thinking I may recreate the Grimoire on a website, which will be connected to a blog that will have regular ramblings, tips, and extra stuff from me...that way I'll always have something to do.

The website/blog WILL have ads, but they will be ads pertaining to our subject if at all possible. I know this may gain some groans, but at the present time I'm unemployed, and really need to find a way to make at least a little income, so I hope you'll forgive me from trying to keep food in my stomach--especially when there's a little one in there too. :P

Also I hope to create a "product-testing" part of the blog, where I purchase something from popular online witchcraft supply stores (hopefully ones that are on our ad list), test them out myself, and write an honest review about the product in question. I know there's a lot of issues with faulty witch-suppliers online, and I'd like to help with that myself. But first--I need an income. :P

There will also be a weekly "advice column" section if I have enough followers on the blog.

So my question to you all is...would you visit the site? Would you visit the blog? Would you be interested in seeing this happen? This is my first step to my online witchcraft supply store, and I need some feedback. What do you all think? :)

2010-07-08 [shinobi14]: I think it's a great idea, lovely. =] I'd visit it everyday, and even click some ads for you everyday, if it helps you income. Any way I can help. :P

But yeah, seems that it would be more interesting than The Wiccaning on Elfpack. =] A blog would be awesome. So yeah... you got my vote. :P xx

2010-07-09 [Bookwyrm]: See, I think so too. It'd be something that could be updated regularly, and the new stuff would always be up front, while the old stuff could still be found if you wanted to go back and look for it.

Chance is talking about buying domain space when he goes back to work (I found a great host that allows unlimited domain names for about $3.50 a month, which is uber!), that way I can have the website and the blog under its own name. :D That'd be the most preferable route, but we have to get there first.

We're giving this a lot of thought, but I think that's the direction this place is headed. But change is good, it allows room for growth. :D

2010-07-27 [Bookwyrm]: Ugh, I'm having HELL trying to find a job. No one wants to hire me because I'm pregnant (which, by the way, is illegal, and I could sue if I could prove it. I'm so going to start taking recorders with me on interviews...), which is slowing my website progression. I can't make a website without webspace, and I can't purchase webspace without a job. -_-

Yes, I could make this on a free website, but why give someone else a chance to buy my host-name? :P

2011-02-02 [Bookwyrm]: As a note, I am still working on the rewriting of the ENTIRE wiki. I've got it all up in a word document on my laptop, so I can work on it even when I'm not able to access the internet.

It's taking longer than I expected it to with the arrival of my little one, but I promise it's still being worked on, and I'm on page 200 of 800. XD

ALSO! Please note that I will most likely be making ALL of the pages in the Grimoire private and inaccessible. I'm having some issues with plagiarism, and if I'm planning to publish any of my own articles anywhere--even over the internet--I need to ensure that they're not circulating around the internet already. It will take me a while to get this done though, so it won't happen immediately.

2011-05-12 [Bookwyrm]: Okay, since it's taking me more time to find a reliable domain registrar for a decent price, I will probably start working on creating a site based off this wiki from the Elfpack sitebuild feature. Since I'm still working on the rewrite this will be slow going, but it's a step forward that I'm even considering it. XD

2011-05-15 [shinobi14]: Well that's good news, Traci. Nice new name, by the way. :D

2011-05-15 [Bookwyrm]: Thankee. :D I'm hoping this is my last name change. I really like it, and there are no negative feelings or connotations to go with it like my last two. XD Besides, I found out I'm allergic to apples--it really made me mad, because I love apples.

You'd be amazed if you could see some of my rewrites. I had no idea how messed up some of my pages were. Honestly.../facepalm

2011-05-16 [shinobi14]: Ohhh I love apples too. And everything apple flavour... aside from cider. Vile drink. >.< And yeah, it's a great name. Verrryyy... you. =]

Well, I look forward to reading through some of it! :D

2011-05-16 [Bookwyrm]: :O See I even like apple cider...especially when it's got a good dose of alcohol. But I can't drink it anymore--or eat anything with apples in it. My throat swells up and my mouth itches. I also can't eat peaches, cherries, or hazelnuts. They all have the same protein in them that causes the allergy. It's worst with cherries, though. My face even breaks out when I just get the juice on my lips. T_T

:D I'm glad! I showed my hubby some of my work the other day and he said "wow, I didn't know you wrote all this stuff." And I said "BUT YOU'RE A MEMBER OF MY WIKI!! :O" and he said "yeah, but I never read anything..."

I was sad. XD But he already knew a lot about the Craft and Wicca, so he just didn't bother. I told him he has to read it now.

2011-06-08 [Bookwyrm]: /is having fun working on revisions

I wish I had internet at home again, it would make things much speedier. As it is, I have to do all my research on my phone and try to read that tiiiiny writing. :P Then get back on the laptop and type type type!

I know it sucks that I haven't put any of these revisions up, but with the amount of my material that's been stolen I want to make sure I have the final cut ready for publishing before I put anything up, and I want to have what I can copyrighted.

2011-09-12 [Bookwyrm]: SINCE I was password-protecting the ability to view pages anyway and now I have the ability to delete page histories, The Wiccaning is going to be completely removed from Elfpack. I will leave this main page up so that when I finally get the website up, I can post a direct link to it. :D

It will also stay up on Elftown, but will be password-protected like this one is supposed to be. So it won't be viewable anywhere but on the website. I know this means there will be some complete downtime for the Wiccaning, but it needed to be completely redone anyway, so never fear my darlings! :D

2011-09-14 [Bookwyrm]: Currently closed for business until further notice. :)

2011-10-01 [idunnosomething]: You're still a Wiccan? <img:m-jpg.gif>

2011-10-01 [Bookwyrm]: I'm a Pagan. Not a Wiccan anymore, but I'm still a Pagan. And I'm still a Witch, yes. Is that surprising? o.O

2011-10-27 [Stephen]: High Priestess! That should be your title! :D

2011-10-27 [Bookwyrm]: Lol I would never take that title. Even as a joke. I haven't earned it. :)

2011-10-27 [Stephen]: xD
I supppppose.

2011-10-27 [Bookwyrm]: I know it sounds silly but I have a lot of respect for true high priestesses. I don't want to diminish their title by using it.

2011-10-27 [Stephen]: No, it doesn't sound silly at all. I don't know about your beliefs, but I understand that it'd be something that someone would work for a long time to earn, and they'd deserve respect for what they have earned. :)

2011-11-16 [shinobi14]: Traci hasn't got the time to be thinking about that. XD No HP status for you, ma dear. =]

And I was shocked to see the Wiccaning taken down. Threw me a little. Hope to see it's return, or a link or whatever very soon. =]

2011-11-27 [Bookwyrm]: It'll return as a website ASAP.

Just gotta get the money for it first. :P

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