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Name: Teresa
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TsFlowers
Nov 1, 2017 9:05 AM CST
I need to give of what I have received. Only a few days more until I start my part time winter job. Won't have as much time.

Anyone wanting acorns to buy icons here, let me know. Freely received . . . freely give.

Teresa
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Name: Ivy T
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ivyplantsnyc
Nov 1, 2017 10:11 AM CST
I could use some acorns. Need at least one or two more icons. Would appreciate it very much. Thanks.
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Name: Ivy T
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ivyplantsnyc
Nov 1, 2017 2:13 PM CST
Thank you Teresa.
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Name: Tiffany Wreathfreshâ„¢
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LivingWreaths
Nov 4, 2017 1:09 AM CST
I would love some acorns! They would be much appreciated! :)
Name: Teresa
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TsFlowers
Nov 4, 2017 7:52 AM CST
So, everybody looking, what do you think I should do?

!) Give away all my acorns? -or-
2) Buy acorns to tell a little more about myself?

T
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Name: Teresa
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TsFlowers
Nov 4, 2017 7:56 AM CST
I have 60 left and a storm is brewing.
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Name: Zack
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TheWitchBoy
Nov 4, 2017 11:07 PM CST
This is just the kindest little thing. I wouldn't say I "need" acorns (though, heavens, they'd be nice XD), mostly I just wanted to pop in to say how warm in the cockles of the soul I felt, reading your kind and generous offer, @TsFlowers. Thank you for being an uplifting presence on the forums, here, and for sharing with folks for the sake of sharing! Group hug
"Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." - A. A. Milne
Name: Teresa
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TsFlowers
Nov 5, 2017 5:38 AM CST
@TheWitchBoy in my Book rebellion is a form of witchcraft. That said, that rebellion can be used for *only* good, and that against evil and the evil forces of this world, such things as greed, lust, envy, selfishness, etc. And even then, in gentleness, kindness and love. [I have One who takes vengance - it is not for us. - because we can stumble in many ways.] Let us rebel against every form of evil with the power of wisdom! Smiling

Should that rebellion be used *for* those items or things listed above (and more), then that rebellion is *very bad*, and consequences will be had.

May you be of the force of good and only good!

Teresa
. . . it's always better to ask questions, than jump to conclusions.
AND . . . always hear both sides of the story before making a judgment.
Name: Teresa
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TsFlowers
Nov 5, 2017 5:55 AM CST
And WitchBoy, may I ask how old you are? Truth! You may send me Tree-Mail if you wish to remain private. Anyway appx. 42 years old and younger may be considered my son. Now I don't have any children in the flesh, and sometimes I have cried about that. But I would love to have spiritual sons!

(mother) Teresa
. . . it's always better to ask questions, than jump to conclusions.
AND . . . always hear both sides of the story before making a judgment.
Name: Teresa
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TsFlowers
Nov 5, 2017 6:03 AM CST
Also, in my Book, we are not to *easily* take offense. However, I see you test people with your words. But to me your words remind me of a song I sang back school in grade school. And these things in the song were alive, and people ate them. But I do not eat them. I only eat kosher, though may favorite fish used to be catfish, I now abstain.

I have a sweet black cat (had a white one but she died). We play going fishing with his hanging bag filled with catnip. I say when he gets the bag with his claws, that: "I caught a fish, it's a cat-fish - - DON'T eat that cat-fish!!" Smiling

His name started out pretty boy by the person who picked him up, kicked him out because he meowed constantly as a mid-age kitten, and I adopted him. He's had many names. I called him Satin because of his beautiful shiny black coat. But he told me he thought that was a sissy name. So then I changed it to 'tweedy' because he can really fly, and he goes up trees and lets me know about it so I can look at him. But now it's usually just shortened to 'tweet'. And he knows his name, and he likes it. Smiling
. . . it's always better to ask questions, than jump to conclusions.
AND . . . always hear both sides of the story before making a judgment.
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Name: Teresa
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TsFlowers
Nov 5, 2017 6:25 AM CST
Now I only have 18 acorns left. I had bought badges after I started this thread and I bought *all* the current badges I have.

I'm going to give you WitchBoy *all* the acorns I have left. There are other badges to tell about myself that I could buy. But either I will work for them, or perhaps some other kind souls will gently toss some my way and I'll see if I can catch them in my mouth (I can be squirrelly Big Grin ) and a trained one at that. Smiling
. . . it's always better to ask questions, than jump to conclusions.
AND . . . always hear both sides of the story before making a judgment.
Name: Teresa
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TsFlowers
Nov 5, 2017 6:35 AM CST
Soon I will have to mark this thread finished because I current have zero acorns. But I'll wait a little while to see what happens.

Anyone else who has acorns they want to freely give, please post here. Thanks.

Teresa
. . . it's always better to ask questions, than jump to conclusions.
AND . . . always hear both sides of the story before making a judgment.
Name: Zack
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TheWitchBoy
Nov 5, 2017 3:51 PM CST
Thank you so much for the acorns! I feel quite humbled to receive any, which I feel is a good response.

I'm early-20s, myself, roundabouts half the approx. you have for your own age. I'm a wee lad, in the soul, though. Well. Bodily, I'm pretty "wee" anyway, being kinda short.

Satin sounds like a beautiful soul. I have cats, as well, one who was injured awhile back (black and white tux cat, Charlie), an "evil" cat (a tortoise shell looking tiger, Maggie - we don't always get alomg), and half a cat (tiger premie kitty, no back legs, named Max). I also have a dog (pretty golden boxer mutt, Lola). My animals are the absolute loves of my life. Max especially. I learn a lot by being around her. She has no idea she's "disabled"! And she's possibly faster than Lola, really. At least on the stairs, she is.

If you don't mind, I would be tickled pink if you would indulge me and tell Tweedy hello, for me. Big Grin

I rather enjoy the idea of rebellion used for good. Often, I'm told of rebellion as if it is a singularly bad thing. I'm not sure I believe in a straight up black and white dichotomy, though, and seeing rebellion used for good sounds wonderful. As does resisting offense. I would be wiser to resist offense a little more often (I tend to be hotblooded, generally speaking).


I'm going to reiterate my thanks. I was, on the mildest level, irritate with how difficult it seemed to be to gain acorns, for use in badge acquisition and otherwise, and it goes to show how irritation doesn't do any good: I get over myself, and my irritation, and then run into your kindness, here! An irony to learn from, for me at least.

So, thank you again, both for the acorns, and just sharing them around in the first place. Your kindness, in both regards, is definitely appreciated! Thank You!

@TsFlowers
"Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." - A. A. Milne
Name: Teresa
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TsFlowers
Nov 5, 2017 4:08 PM CST
how sweet a post WitchBoy ( @TheWitchBoy ) . . . it makes my heart feel all warm and fuzzy.
. . . it's always better to ask questions, than jump to conclusions.
AND . . . always hear both sides of the story before making a judgment.
Name: Teresa
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TsFlowers
Nov 5, 2017 4:11 PM CST
I'm not done posting ... takin a break
. . . it's always better to ask questions, than jump to conclusions.
AND . . . always hear both sides of the story before making a judgment.
Name: Teresa
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TsFlowers
Nov 5, 2017 9:57 PM CST
@TheWitchBoy , I see you have some badges. Smiling And thanks for that hug, quite honestly I don't get very many. I went to church for 30 years - I gave a lot of hugs there, and of course they were reciprocated but not many offered a hug. I also studied earnestly for those years, and still research when necessary. It's now in my heart. But the church isn't. Most, it seemed to me, especially the hierarchy, did not follow the instructions of the Book. I no longer call myself a 'Christian' and often find it a bad term. I call myself a 'Believer'.

And so you know that your very (user)name is likely offensive to Christians, though they are not supposed to easily take offense. Likely the reason you never obtained any acorns. Very sad to say, but it's "religion". Even while I was going to church I always said: "I hate religion!!". It is a shame that people don't first try to get to know the person before making such a judgmental action upon a name. But, I'm guilty to. Not with you, but while I was going to church because of what they preached.

Your user-name very much interested me because of the in-depth study that I have done in the past three years after I came out of the church. When I was in the church I always said "I love people", but at the end, I began feeling I hated people. I hated their actions and ways. I hated the hypocrisy and jealousy, and wanting to climb above and be better than someone else. And all of this was in the church. How could that be?!? These people are supposed to be better. Sad fact is: it's the leadership usually. But then, in my Book, those are the ones that will be judged the harshest, because they should have the highest standards of living and actions.

Then in my current past 3-year studies I have learned about rebellion = witchcraft, and deep-calling-deep in those matters.

I also learned about devil and satan. (and that is usually capitalized, but should NOT be). Now if one should use their concordance, it is found that most of the translated words devil and satan simply mean "adversary". Currently, in this world, we all have adversaries. Adversary = " one that contends with, opposes, or resists : an enemy or opponent" or "one's opponent in a contest, conflict or dispute" . The church has magnified satan, an adversary, when they should be teaching the truth of the word. In my book, we are to magnify the Most High. There are many satans in the church, sad to say. Now I won't speak on this point, but demon is very different.

So, I am satan to many of the hierarchy of the church, especially here in Delphi, and just to some others.

But as for the open practice called 'witchcraft' I know nothing about that. At one point, while in the church, I did look up and read about it because a visitor of the church was on his knees at the alter using his fist up, instead of palm open. This concerned me, but now, perhaps I should have been doing to same, and that being towards the hierarchy who were standing on the platform in front of the alter.

So all I think I might know concerning/about the above paragraph is that I generally thought a male of the order would be considered a warlock . . . I didn't go out and research before posting this . . . my connection here tonight has been very slow.

Hoping to be more in a humorous way, would your username not have been better listed as MinorWarlock ? For some reason I like the word War-lock . [As in trigger thought, Warlock = "I can lock any matter of war".] Now of course if any others happen to read, we must be reminded that for witch and warlock, we are speaking of 'rebellion', and that rebellion hopefully against evil as listed in above post.

Because in my Book, the male (husband) is the head of the household and makes all final decisions (if conflict) though he consults with his wife. [Though the female must be head of the household if she is without a physical husband.]

So to me witch seems more toward the feminine.

I'm off to bed, so likely if you post again, I may not read it until tomorrow. In the morning the website here (my internet connection or whatever) hopefully will be moving faster.
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TheWitchBoy
Nov 5, 2017 10:33 PM CST
@TsFlowers

To be quite honest, my own username is mostly ""aesthetic"" -- which is double-quoted because even I hear the "dumb" in that. I'm a small, relatively young male who happens to like pretty/traditionally feminine things, and it gives me a sense of satisfaction, I suppose, to take two things that don't seem to match up ("witch" and "boy," for example - or "boy" and "princess," if I'm feeling a bit sillier) and I like to push them together.

"Witch Boy" "Boy Princess" "Boy Goddess," et cetera. (I think part of this satisfaction comes from seeing the gendered portion of the English language turned on its head). Likewise, I find "Girl King" "Girl Wizard" etc. appealing, as well.

I wouldn't call myself a practicing witch, though I find that some elements of practical witchcraft are interesting. Do they sound spiritually dangerous? Yep. I was raised in a Christian household with a mother who was raised Catholic, I think I have a good dose of wariness about things like witchcraft. But I'm also a very curious person. I can't have a "you can't do that" without a good "why." If that makes sense.

Of things related to witchcraft, I am rather practically familiar with Tarot, though (or cartomancy, rather -- I use playing cards). I don't touch any of that "asking the cards" or "bathing the cards in light" stuff (I don't know if you're familiar with Tarot, but those phrases seem to pop up a lot). I pray over the cards, because I'd rather not mess with spirits, and then I "have a conversation," usually promising both myself and my God that I won't look for answers or look for a guide in the cards.

As an amusing side-note, I decided that the Joker cards represented "me" in my deck, and while conversing with myself (for the most part) about nostalgia, both Jokers turned up in my three-card spread, along with a card representing "magic," which was an eerie coincidence that warmed my heart, as I'd been talking about how much I missed being able to believe in fairies and magic, without batting a scientific eyelash.

(In summary: I use cards as part of prayer/conversing with God, partly because I wanted a physical aspect and cards seemed like an interesting thing to try out.)

So, in the strange lay of things, not only have I paired "Witch" and "Boy," but also "Christian" and "Witch," in some sense. (I use Christian rather loosely. Lately, I've been having some issues with my own church. It's partly due to being transgender, I think, because that just... would rub them the wrong way, if I were anywhere but in the closet, haha.)

However, when I initially picked my username, it was actually a reference to Mordred, of Arthurian fame, and inspired by my impression of Maguire's "Son of the Witch" sequel to the book format of "Wicked." So, initially, the "boy witch" of my username was actually Mordred, though I've accepted the irony and amusement of it gradually coming to describe one of my own facets.

(If I wanted to dig deeper, I'd go into how I'm a writer and I twice attempted to rewrite the Arthurian legend, from the point of Arthur's return, using Mordred as both the main character and the good guy -- in my attempted retellings, Mordred was raised by his kindly grandmother, a witch herself, and classically trained by her in her craft, in an age of modern witchcraft [alternate present] where you could buy a pre-packaged charm ["just add water" type deal] -- which is why I call him a witch, instead of wizard or warlock.)

Have another hug on me. In the real world, I'm not much of a hugger. But I do see the appeal of a proper hug, once in awhile, and tend to offer them freely to friends, most of all. Group hug
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TsFlowers
Nov 6, 2017 6:54 AM CST
Group hug and that is meant as a parent-to-child hug, not group.

And I also hope that you might help teach me the meaning of some of the words in the English language. In school, I was an excellent speller. Why? because I could memorize. (I hated English, but loved spelling.) I have been accused of having the "memory of an elephant"; and maybe that's not a bad accusation. Being a writer (me not), of course I see you have use and understanding of many of those words of which I do not. I love your post and hope to digest and understand more in the future. For in this thread, when chatting with you, I don't mind [even enjoy] the very long posts (whereas in some of the other forums I tend to pass or never finish reading the long posts). So for me, could you please include a definition of words such as: aesthetic and cartomancy, if you think I might not know what they mean, because my vocabulary is small. I usually try to use the K.I.S.S. theory to myself: Keep It Simple Stupid. I did already look them up; but you as a writer, I'm sure, even at 20, have a profuse vocabulary, and since you make mention of the use of English words.

Since I only have one acorn left, I'm going to mark this thread as "solved", but really want to continue chatting with you here, and this thread doesn't hit the main home page of recently updated threads, so we should be good there as well. It does come to the top, however, in this particular forum every time a new post is made. But hopefully others will just ignore, unless they too are curious.

Just to help you learn the site a little more, you do not have to use the @ TsFlowers to notify me in a thread which I was the starter. In this case, I was the started of the thread and get notified every time someone makes a post here. The only time I wouldn't get notified, is if I "unwatched" the thread.

But the bad thing is, and disappoints me, is that I would like to carry on the conversation now and have many questions. BUT, since yesterday my Mozilla Firefox browser has been sucking almost all my CPU and posting and editing, and going from forum to forum has been extremely slow. I have a new $400 computer with (I think) has the latest version of Windows. But this requires that I move that computer to this computer's position, then install all new software that I formerly used or other (I've already tried loading those softwares from my CD (we're talking 1990) and some of those will just not load. That means also familiarizing myself with the new softwares so I can still maintain my business. Which seed ordering should pick up in December, I'm not ready, and my website is not ready. Currently I've so enjoyed reading and posting here, (and especially getting to know you) that I have let my own business work go. So there is a possibility I will be gone from here for weeks. I hate! setting up computers and all the wires and crap. Not only do I have to put the new one here, I have to put the old one over there to refer to until the whole transfer it complete. I feel I still need to use the old one while I'm learning the new one. But even before that, I have to purchase a new antivirus. I think my current software is soon to expire, so I just want to start fresh on the new computer. I learned to type on the old typewriters. I have a small inexpensive tablet I purchased for use at the farmer's market, but I really dislike typing on it. Though I can type extremely fast here, with my keyboard, I'm very slow on the tablet.

So as for now, I have to decide when I'm going to the big city to purchase Antivirus software. If delayed, I'll continue to post here, though I get way too irritated with the slowness and start speaking to the computer. And not in nice language either.

I have much research to do also, with respect to your post. Some of the things I do not understand about which you are speaking, and would like a better understanding, but will not post those now. I still have comments and so forth with respect to your previous post (one or so before the last one) that I never got back to last night.

So for now, I better get to work. (or maybe one more question for NGA).

Teresa
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AND . . . always hear both sides of the story before making a judgment.

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