dougs: Photo of Doug S showing a rounded face with thinning hair and a beard. (Picocon)
( Jul. 14th, 2014 05:34 pm)
Warmest congratulations to the Church of England, which has recognised the validity of the ministry of women in the role of bishop.

It seems to me that, having recognised the validity of the ministry of women in the role of priest years and years and years ago, it made no theological sense at all to deny to us the validity of their ministry as bishops. I'm glad the church is gradually getting a clue.

Now all we need to do is grant parishes who don't want to be overseen by a male bishop the opportunity to opt out and be overseen by a female bishop instead. That would be a suitable concession by those who demanded the opposite "suitable" concession before they grudgingly assented to this measure.

Oh, wait, I'm being mean-spirited. Stop that.

Next stop, recognising that not all people who offer themselves for ordained ministry are exclusively heterosexual. How long, do we think, before that happens?
dougs: Photo of Doug S showing a rounded face with thinning hair and a beard. (Default)
( May. 16th, 2010 11:28 am)
I haven't posted any stories in from my Kink Bingo card, so that means I'm taking a year out and will try again in 2011.

Seems like I'm enjoying things too much with Julia to write about other people doing kinky things.

Ah well.

In other news, we understand that Clegg has got into bed with Cameron, but we all know he was really thinking about Major.
I've signed up for [community profile] kink_bingo.

So that means I'll be writing stories to mark off lines on this chart... )

That missing square in the middle is a wildcard.

"Other" means something other than...

bondage (other): not held down, immobility, wrist restraints

Body part fetishes (other): not hands or feet.
dougs: Photo of Doug S showing a rounded face with thinning hair and a beard. (Default)
( May. 7th, 2009 12:50 pm)
It's fanfic when I write about the flu
But can one be a fan of a disease?
I'm just not sure it's what I ought to do.

There's lots of meaty topics there to chew;
The sort of verse I'd polish off with ease
In fanfic, were it not about the flu:

Which myths are false, and which of them is true;
Misinformation carried on the breeze:
I'm just not sure it's what I ought to do.

My friends, I fear, might wish me to eschew
this work -- I might find nobody agrees
It's fanfic when I write about the flu --

But news of my approach is nothing new:
Eschewing any social niceties
I'm justified in what I sought to do.

I need a counter-topic. Here's a clue:
Rehearse my inner voices' nervous pleas --
It's fanfic when I write about the flu,
I'm just not sure it's what I ought to do.


dougs: Photo of Doug S showing a rounded face with thinning hair and a beard. (Default)
( Apr. 30th, 2009 01:07 pm)
The pig, if I am not misled,
Supplies us flu, which leaves us dead.
Some call it "swine" and some say "Mexican";
I use a different, darker lexicon.

 - by Doug S, with apologies to Ogden Nash.
Yes, in case you were wondering, this is the same DougS as you'll find on LiveJournal and assorted other LJ-codebase sites.

It seems likely that I'll be using this journal for my creative output -- stories, poems, songs, things of that nature -- and keeping my semi-regular journalling activity elsewhere where you're used to seeing it. Of course that may change over time.

So this is a placeholder post for comments of welcome, comments of the form "Hi, this is exampleusername but you probably know me on LJ as thisothername, I'm the person who had that long conversation with you in the bar at Eastercon about gluten-free truffles".
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