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May 10th, 2007

Update, Filter Info @ 10:43 am

There have been so many updates that I only had time to write half of and therefore never posted. I've been so incredibly busy lately. First Disneyland, then my birthday, then Storm was away at camp. With this week though I am settling back into a routine, sort of. What I need to be doing is catching up on crafting adequate backstock. I have, however, within the past couple of days manage to:
-write a short story as part of my Twilight Cruises project;
-finish the Apothecary section on Carnivalia (I say finish, but since I have only received 3 of some 22 oils I ordered the present result is kinda lame, nevertheless, my 'Jinxs' section tickles the hell out of me);
-successfully make a silk screen and create two t-shirt with one of Daniel's new designs (he's doing an art show soon, and I post more about that later);
-create the recipe for 'Ennui Water' that has been alluding me for so long (fragrance being the hardest part);
as well as things of a more nefarious nature.

I plan to begin talking about those other things in a specific filter I'll mark 'Spirituality'. I would hate to have my reputation as a charlatan challenged due to misplaced sincerity, thus the filtering. I've added just about everyone who seemed interested in my Feri practice or Mediumship, as those will be the major topics. This post follows one to that group, so if you don't see it then your not part of that filter. I either didn't realize you would be interested, forgot to check the box next to your name, or think you are sort of a dick and simply tolerate your presence to be polite. If you are interested then please leave a comment.
 
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From:swansister
Date:May 10th, 2007 06:00 pm (UTC)
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Huzzuh, you just made me laugh with this.

"I either didn't realize you would be interested, forgot to check the box next to your name, or think you are sort of a dick and simply tolerate your presence to be polite."

I really appreciate your honesty.

Swan
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From:carnivalia
Date:May 10th, 2007 07:05 pm (UTC)
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Glad I could make you laugh. I'm sure there are some who I just forgot to add, and I do hope they don't think I dislike them. At the same time, there are some people whom I puposefully omitted. I've had some trouble with folks taking my posts and presenting them in other contexts. If I'm having a crisis of faith and ranting about it to my LJ friends it is just that, me blowing off stream. It is strange to see my pet peeves turned into harsh politcal staements, and so I'm hoping this filter will limit that somewhat.
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From:ardaraith
Date:May 10th, 2007 06:07 pm (UTC)
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Wonderful that things are getting back on track! I have a friend with a new on-line magical oils, powders, incense website. Don't really know how she is doing with hers. How are you doing, business wise? I've often wondered how pagan on-line sites do.
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From:carnivalia
Date:May 10th, 2007 06:52 pm (UTC)
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http://www.carnivalia.com/apy_apothecary.htm

That's the site I just did. Rather bare at the moment though. Since it has only been up for a couple of days I've yet to sell anything, bad selection and no advertising. I don't expect it to be a big money maker, especially since every pagan seems to have hir own online store these days. Too many folk are of the belief that they are inspired by the Goddess to have their own store, however few have any business know-how. Most tank. That's why Carnivalia is so diverse. Selling pagan supplies alone won't pay the bills. Plus, too many online stores are ugly. People want some atmosphere, in my opinion. Ultimately, my Apothecary section serves as an artpiece. I did some fun image rollovers in my Jinx's section, and plan to do more stuff like that. I want to incorporate spells and quirky history and such to go alone with each product. Also, the shipping cost is an issue. There is a $3.00 handling charge off the bat, so if all you want is to buy a feather then you will pay more for shipping than for the item itself. It's only cost effective for the customer if they are already there to buy something else, in which case a bottle of Dragon's Blood Bubble Bath may be a fun impulse item.
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From:ardaraith
Date:May 10th, 2007 07:06 pm (UTC)
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lol. Dragon's Blood Bubble Bath. Now that sounds fun!

I do think your site is atmospheric, and pretty. :)

Thanks for answering the question. It's one of those niggly things that pops up in my brain every now and then. Nice to be able to ask it of someone.
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From:nightqueen13
Date:May 10th, 2007 07:10 pm (UTC)
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I'm really thrilled about the whole thing ! Thank you for counting me in.
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From:garan_du
Date:May 10th, 2007 10:14 pm (UTC)
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Speaking of spirituality, do you think that you and/or your hubby will be able to make it to BTW this year (finally. LOL)? And, if so, would either of you be up to teaching a workshop or two?
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From:carnivalia
Date:May 10th, 2007 10:23 pm (UTC)
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I believe that Storm has plans to attend. I, sadly, must remain home to care for Mom. He just did a really successful workshop on the 'Amethyst Pentacle' and could perhaps be persuaded to do so again. I'll let him know.
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From:veedub
Date:May 11th, 2007 12:36 am (UTC)
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i'm in.
From:(Anonymous)
Date:May 11th, 2007 03:00 am (UTC)
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I like the new area, and would love to be in.
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From:polychromatic22
Date:May 11th, 2007 10:29 pm (UTC)
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For reasons that are stupid, that was me, and it came up anonymous. Weird. Anyway. Hi. Ya, I like the new area, and love your insights and rants.
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From:carnivalia
Date:May 14th, 2007 04:10 pm (UTC)
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I wondered who that was. I'm happy to add you to that filter.
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From:ryanfirewitch
Date:September 21st, 2007 10:05 pm (UTC)
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Hi! I just noticed that you friended me. I'm not sure what all filters you have, but I am interested in any magick/Feri/spiritual/etc. filter.
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From:carnivalia
Date:September 22nd, 2007 01:12 am (UTC)
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Sure. I was planning on doing a filter for mediumship and working with Feri hounds, although I never actually got around to writing much. I'll add you tho. I'm planning on doing some work with the Amethyst Pentacle that Storm and I created, so I'll do my best to share those insights with interested parties such as yourself.

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