Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Life in these times... What now... ?

Pic from Coast to Coast am ~ UFO Art

Artist Douglas Taylor (dougart11@ gmail.com) shares one of his recent paintings.
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Happy June and Solar Eclipse meows, my summer-anticipating Kittens... certainly, the June Bugs are out in force on the tame prairie... a warm, blue-sky day, and this Big Cat is attempting to decide how to attack her jungly yard in the most effective manner... oh! The perfume of the peonies... definitely heaven for the nose and the senses.

Cool UFO painting... recently there have been several impressive sighting in areas where the Kougaress used to live... so, she missed it all. These cases are so strong, they are being investigated by MUFON.
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Life in these times... What now... ? Isn’t that the question for many of us? There is so much change and disruption, plus corruption, how do we negotiate these tricky sticky times we’re in the middle of?

Having lived through the cold war, with the nuclear threat hanging over our tender heads... well, let this Big Cat tell ya... those days were safe and tame compared to now. Heck, in some ways, living in the Old West was safer. No doubt, the olden days had extreme dangers and huge problems none of us would want to deal with... but, really, is humanity any safer now?

Humanity has been gamed. Yeah, it was hard and nasty living in earlier times... however! We’ve been sold a bill of goods... as if living in these times is so much better. You’re just as likely to die, to be killed, and fall on hard times. You’re certainly no safer. In fact, you’re less safe because you’ve been trained NOT to protect yourself, but to rely on others to keep you safe. Rugged individualism has become passe. Self-reliance is discouraged at every turn. Often, family, and strong healthy community, is looked upon with suspicion.

Actually, as usual, this Big Cat has digressed... but only a bit. As she yowled about before, it is crucial WE ALL develop our intuition, that we open ourselves to the Aquarian energies, that we AWAKEN to our psychic abilities, to our souls, to our Higher Self. One way to do this... and it ain’t always easy when we’re in the middle of some devastating, or potentially devastating situation... however, if we can take a moment to step outside of ourselves, and simply ask... WHAT NOW? Even WHAT THE HELL NOW? [insert any and all cuss words you desire].

Out of that simple act and question, often a path will emerge, a KNOWING will occur, a way comes about... the next step is known. Now, it becomes a matter of going forward, taking action, or it may be doing the next right thing.
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Big Cat by-the-numbers ~

12:12 am... 2:12 am... 4:44... 2:12 pm... 11:11 pm... a false flag attack is likely on the way, unless the bad-guy powers that be back off, or, their plans are disrupted... may it be so.
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Authoress news and mews ~

Edits, and more edits... and so far, so good. ~hope, hope it continues~ the Kougaress has developed a system that seems to be working fairly well, at this point.
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Featured at SHAPESHIFTER SEDUCTIONS ~

Wolf-Lion Man
by Savanna Kougar

Lily sauntered into town. She’d prepared for the long trek by gorging herself on a crop of tasty mushrooms. With her pace slow but steady, she followed the beast-roar of Stephanos’ Harley.

He had just passed her by, unaware of her presence. Granted she was small, and the mind-greeting she’d sent him had been quick, and not strong.

Curious to know why the Guardian rode with a human woman, Lily decided to find out before investigating Talbot’s Peak as her tortoise self. Nobody’s fool, she stayed beneath the foliage, and avoided the sidewalk.
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Featured at ROMANCE WRITERS BEHAVING BADLY ~

Idea Spark – A Fro Affair
by Taige Crenshaw

Been organizing my files and came across an idea that was sparked by something I saw.

Sometime last year I was on my way home when I passed this woman who was sporting a slamming Afro hairstyle. The woman’s fro was big, high and poufy. I think it was a wig but it was so good I couldn’t tell. She was also sporting the clothing to go with the fro. She looked fierce. People were turning and looking at her. Me included. People were complimenting her on her look. Like any good diva she said thank you graciously and kept strutting. As I watched the woman stepping looking cool and fierce my mind was racing.
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From Astrolgy.com ~

Your June Forecast is Here!

With summer's kick-off month starting with a solar eclipse in Gemini, then ending with the energies of yet another solar eclipse building up, you're in for high-energy action all throughout June!

On June 1, Gemini hosts a solar eclipse, an event that will heighten your sense of anticipation and provide an opportunity for personal growth. If you're set in your ways, this can be unnerving, but just remember that it's nothing more than a nudge from the Universe to awaken your potential.

Immediately afterward, on June 2, chatty Mercury becomes even more communicative as it moves into gabby Gemini. Then, on June 4, expansive Jupiter makes a major move from Aries into money-focused Taurus, bringing you good news on the financial front. Finally, June 11 brings fun and frivolity as flirty Venus joins the Sun and Mercury in light-hearted Gemini.

A lunar eclipse on June 15 emphasizes balance, balance, balance. If you find yourself struggling, there's probably an imbalance somewhere: a strong relationship needs independence; grand ideas are useless without the details; a career isn't satisfying if you can't escape on occasion.

The action continues on June 16, when active Mercury moves into emotional Cancer. Mars then revs its engines on June 20, charging out of Taurus and into upbeat Gemini for spirited debate and an exciting - albeit possibly stressful -- exchange of ideas. Then on June 21, the day of the Summer Solstice, the Sun moves into Cancer, at which point home and family becomes the main focus.

Get ready for the Sun to send you on a bit of a roller coaster ride as June comes to a close. Good news is imminent on June 25 as the Sun pairs up with Jupiter; on June 28, however, the Sun runs into disruptive Uranus before standing in opposition to powerful Pluto later that same day. Of course, all this activity leads up to another solar eclipse at the start of July, so don't be surprised if things turn out quite differently than you planned!
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The most powerful weapon is the human soul on fire. ALL POWER TO THE PEOPLE!

~ Happy Summer-Cruisin' June ~

~ MAY YOU ALWAYS HAVE ENOUGH ~

And, May you live the dreams of your heart, not in interesting times...

Solar Eclipse kisses from the Kougar...

Monday, May 30, 2011

One Big Box Turtle... exposed...


Nighttime maows, my Springtime cruisin’ KitKats... warm and rather sunny on the tame prairie... oh, and big-time windy for most of the day.

The Kougaress hopes you and yours had a fab and meaningful holiday weekend.
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One Big Box Turtle... exposed... okay, the Kougaress took a bucket of gray water outside and tossed it on her jungle of a yard. Lo and behold, the leaves parted and there was this wet box turtle, the largest one she’s ever seen. Utterly surprised, she apologized to Ms/Mr. Turtle who now had a shiny shell. Yes, turtlie’s head had been pulled inside the shell, so the Kougaress kept talking and staring. Eventually, turtlie’s head emerged, and she/he headed out in that turtle way. What a cutie. And, turtlie did look nice and healthy.
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Big Cat by-the-numbers ~

4:44 am... 2:12 pm... 5:55 pm...

Weekly Angelic Forecast from Volcano

Straight from the Carnal Cherub himself...

Angelic Forecast ~ #143

For the following week, and month, turmoil will spin the planet. And, love will “steer the stars”, like the lyric from song, AQUARIUS, in the anti-establishment musical, HAIR.

The great divide is here between those individuals who walk the path of love, and those who prefer the chaos of war. This divide will gradually become a chasm. And, sides will be chosen.

Because of the confluence of dynamics, this is a tricky time, and a particularly tricky week. Put simply, the terrible and tragic meets the divine realm of love. The fierce pull of both forces, if not recognized, could cause a temporary feeling of craziness.

On a personal level, take a close look at the plans you have for your life. Given the rapid societal shifts occurring, it is wise to remain alert and adaptable. This week is an ideal time to update, or change your goals.

The color red is likely to be prominent this week, both good and bad. Take another look at your relationship with this color, and how it figures in your life, or how it does not.

Color, in general, rises anew in the human awareness. The various frequencies of color become a source of power and healing. This is true for dreaming, as well. Soon, those who form their own communities will begin to share dreams that are of benefit to them, and their overall well being.

Trendwise, the AWAKENING will become the trend of choice for many. Anything which illuminates the soul, and assists in bringing about real freedom, both spiritual and planetary freedom, will rise the like the phoenix and will shine before ALL who have eyes to see.

Of course, the soulless among us, will use all countermeasures to halt and coopt this trend. Beware.

Angelic blessings from Volcano & Sedona
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MORE...Volcano’s Angelic Forecast for this week ~ sirenbookstrand.blogspot.com ~
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Authoress news and mews ~

The Kougar is pressing forward with her edits on KANDY APPLE AND HER HELLHOUNDS.... mostly just minor stuff. So far. Crossed claws.
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Featured at SHAPESHIFTER SEDUCTIONS ~

Something in the Water
by Pat Cunningham

It was all Monica’s fault, Kate Didio decided. If Monica hadn’t texted her with the news she’d scored a date with that hot Tyler Hopkins, Kate wouldn’t have texted her back, and if Monica’s dating coup hadn’t distracted her she would have paid more attention to where she was walking while she texted, and she wouldn’t have hit the rim of the fountain in Talbot’s Peak’s sculpture garden, and she wouldn’t have tripped and fallen in and found herself thrashing around in danger of drowning in a whole two feet of water in a fountain shaped like a dog’s water dish. Monica was going to die.

AND... the Kougar will be posting on Tuesday, the 31.
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AUTHORS/ ASPIRING AUTHORS ~ Good Indie Info!

--- In lindsaysromanticsgroup@yahoogroups.com ~

F Michael Stackpole talks about indie and self publishing and the coming changes.

~ michaelastackpole.com/?p=2510

Cheers, lindsay

Lindsay Townsend, historical romance.
~ lindsaytownsend.net

Here’s the beginning of Michael’s blog ~

House Slaves vs Spartacus


Others, most notably Dean Wesley Smith, have written far more eloquently than I shall about the issue of the coming civil war between writers. I actually don’t expect the war to be very civil at all, largely because the internet is not a place which cultivates or rewards civility. In fact, the very title of this post is, I admit, incendiary—but I chose it (and the illustration) for a very specific reason. And, given the reading I’ve been doing lately for a new project, the title could have been “Doughboys vs The Stars in Paris,” but no one gets World War One references these days.
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The most powerful weapon is the human soul on fire. ALL POWER TO THE PEOPLE!

~ Happy Flower-blooming days of May ~

~ MAY YOU ALWAYS HAVE ENOUGH ~

And, May you live the dreams of your heart, not in interesting times...

Crossed claw kisses from the Kougar...

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Two Eagles Soaring


Sunday into Memorial Day Monday scowls and yowls, my Springtime persistent Big Cats... oh lordy what a long tiring day... so much warmer on the tame prairie today, and so beautiful... yeah, the temps go from cool to hot, then hot to cool... but, maybe the tomatoes will finally have a home outside... maybe...
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Two Eagles Soaring ... the Kougaress saw two of her eagles soaring the blue skies, one at midmorning, and then one later in the afternoon. In our American culture eagles often represent freedom. This Big Cat is entirely soul-grateful for everyone who has fought, died and lived for FREEDOM. She is utterly grateful to anyone and everyone who is battling for true freedom now. Our world so needs liberation. We, as a people, need to live free, or our kind will eventually perish. For, freedom is necessary to our very beings.
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Big Cat by-the-numbers ~

11:11 pm... 12:12 am... 1:11 am... 12:12 pm... 1:11 pm... 5:55 pm... Volcano’s Angelic Forecast for this week ~ sirenbookstrand.blogspot.com ~
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Authoress news and mews ~

Omygoodness! The Kougar completed the Herculean, more than frustrating, at least ten hour task of downloading, then installing OpenOffice. So, yeah, the .dot file for her edits opened, and there were the comments. However, the suggested changes in red on the mss didn’t show. So, yeah, this Big Cat is back to using two files to complete her edits. ~sad mews~

On the good side, she did get some good penning done on her WIP ~ White Fang, Ace Reporter.
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The most powerful weapon is the human soul on fire. ALL POWER TO THE PEOPLE!

~ Happy Flower-blooming days of May ~

~ MAY YOU ALWAYS HAVE ENOUGH ~

And, May you live the dreams of your heart, not in interesting times...

True freedom kisses from the Kougar...

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Rebel Rouser ~ the song...


Pic from Coast to Coast am ~ Nuclear Sunset

On May 25th, I left the house to meet up with a friend. When I turned east onto the main street out of my neighborhood, I was struck by this image in the sky. Given the state of unrest in the Middle East, and indeed here on our American soil, my first thought was 'is that a silent nuclear bomb that went off in Atlanta?' Thankfully, it was just the setting sun playing off an extremely majestic cumulous cloud. I pulled over by the Dart Bowl and snapped this shot. I saw others doing the same. Were they thinking what I was thinking? Hopefully the next mushroom cloud I see will be just that...a cloud. Pray for peace.

-- Adam N.
domecq.productions@ gmail.com
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Nighttime meows, my Springtime spunkin’ Kittens... another cool wet overcast day on the tame prairie... omy yowls, what another wacked-out, wonky whirl of a day... yeah, stuff gets done, but doesn’t... despite two downloads the Kougaress hasn’t been able to solve opening her edit file so that it works like it should. ~sighs~

Hope you are having a good Memorial Day weekend, my darlings.
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Rebel Rouser ~ the song... by artist, Duane Eddy... here’s a bit of search info ~

The master of twang! Eddy had 5 Top 40 hits between 1958 and 1963, I think this track was one of the first, in 1958.
~ youtube.com/watch?v=uGPG_Y-_BZI ~

Back in the good ole days, the late 50s and early 60s, so much of the music, and the lyrics, were about freedom... the freedom to travel unhindered throughout this great land of ours... the freedom to discover life as a great adventure, and your place in it... the freedom to be a rebel artist and creatively fly higher than previous generations... it was about freeing the mind, and being footloose over the road and in your life, until you decided to put down roots...

The songs of that time were ‘rebel rouser’ songs, and born from a generation who yearned to roam free, in mind, body and soul. That’s gone, now.

All gone... like that iconic novel title, GONE WITH THE WIND... only this could be titled, GONE IS THE WIND IN YOUR FACE.

Nowadays, there are only plastic-doll pretenders on the pop-trendy scene who don’t own an effing clue what that type of freedom is all about. Truth to tell, this Big Cat didn’t fully appreciate that ‘freedom’ either. She wrongly thought freedom would grow, blossom and ripen like delicious fruit.

And, it would have, if intentional social engineering and ruthless scare tactics hadn’t been used by ‘those powers that be’ who hate humanity, and hate anyone being truly free. Did you know that Charles Manson was a product of a black-gov mind control program, and had a covert-ops handler?

Yeah, ole Charlie wasn’t just an evil charismatic creep who preyed on the innocent. At least, not all on his own. He was created for the job by the enemies of the people.

Oh, for the freedom to travel across this gorgeous country, like it was in the good ole days...
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Big Cat by-the-numbers ~

12:12 am... 1:11 am... 2:12 am... 3:33 am... 12:12 pm... 2:22 pm... 4:44 pm... 5:55 pm... yeah, so the moon has water... who didn’t know that already? Of course, there’s an atmosphere. And, wow, a civilization, too. NASA ~ Never a Straight Answer. But, hey, they’re just following their Nazi, Operation Paperclip, roots.
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Authoress news and mews ~

BTW, Free File Opener will ‘not’ open the comment bubbles on your edits. The Kougar spent $20 to find that out. No, she’s not a happy camper right now. Okay, she’s archaic and uses Wordperfect because she doesn’t like how Word works. And, a .doc file, even if it is before .docx, that is created in Word 2007 won’t open in Wordperfect. Gee, how fun is that? So, she spent most of the day looking for solutions, and she’s not even close to tech-savvy. Now she’s attempting to download OpenOffice... yeah, on dial-up. ~lots of sighs~
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From the Kougar’s Writing Den ~ White Fang, Ace Reporter

*Unedited Six Sentence* progress on the latest WIP novella...

Chapter Nine ~ Dangerously Feral

White Fang had to wonder if the catwoman sultrily stalking him a woman who made his dream woman look like Talbot Peak’s gossip columnist, Maggie had been sent by unknown enemies.

Mind probing Pasha would likely be a mistake, even if he could manage to concentrate. He scented goddess blood, the same ambrosial fragrance he’d caught a whiff of in the courtroom.

His overriding question, had she told Dante the truth? Given the werewolf biker was nobody’s fool, had the catwoman beguiled him with her alchemical prowess?

White Fang drew her scent in deeply.
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Featured at SHAPESHIFTER SEDUCTIONS ~

Blatant Promo-Solara Gordon News
by Solara

Happy weekend everyone! I'm working on edits and revisions for next month's release. You've had time to drool over the cover and blurb. I'm running a contest over at a friend's blog along with an interview. Stop by and you can win an arc of RED HOT. You can enter by leaving a comment along with your email. Hurry up cuz the contest ends on Sunday.

~ judimello.blogspot.com/2011/05/giveaway-with-author-solara-gordon.html ~
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Featured at Lindsay Townsend’s THE PINK BLOG ~

The beauty of short stories and novellas
by Lindsay Townsend

To my mind, short stories and novellas have advantages whether you write them or read them.

As a reader, you can explore writers new to you without investing too much time or expense. You can take a chance. You can explore new genres. If you’re short of time, novellas and short stories can be a wonderful way to switch off.
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Featured at ROMANCE WRITERS BEHAVING BADLY ~ Authors! Check this out.

Book Buzz
by Gem Sivad

There's a buzz in the author loops I thought I'd share that is pretty exciting for readers and authors both. Two new technologies are entering the ebook market.
#1 Great Idea: An Ebook on a Card to sell in stores:

AND...

Feel is More Powerful Than Think
by Kayelle Allen

Feel is more powerful than think. What a thought! Here's another to go with it. Don't fear the fear that others fear.
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The most powerful weapon is the human soul on fire. ALL POWER TO THE PEOPLE!

~ Happy Flower-blooming days of May ~

~ MAY YOU ALWAYS HAVE ENOUGH ~

And, May you live the dreams of your heart, not in interesting times...

Rebel Rouser kisses from the Kougar...

Friday, May 27, 2011

Expanding Intuition... crucial!


No intuition needed to know what's on his mind...

Friday into Saturday yowls, my Springtime weekend-celebrating KitKats... about nine-ish in the morning the Kougaress saw the most beautiful blue sky on the tame prairie... it was the ‘brightest’ blue sky she’s ever witnessed, simply incredibly bright... however, later it clouded up darn fast, and there was some thunder and rain... mostly, it’s been overcast and the skies became ‘aircraft central’ today, coming and going both... Memorial day air shows? Or something else... oh, it does feel ominous out there, my darlings. Take care!
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Expanding Intuition... crucial! ... in these days of massive muddying of the waters by THOSE who use deception, spin and lies to control the people, and by those criminals who use every scam under the sun, and then some, to rip folks off... well, who do you trust? Who do you believe? What do you believe?

While DISCERNMENT is the watchword for these times... discernment being that marriage of logic, common sense and your spidey sense that reveals the truth about an individual, a group, a situation... what is also CRUCIAL is being in touch with your natural intuitive ability... early humanity, according to some researchers, was much more intuition-centered, and used their psychic abilities to a much greater degree.

With the AWAKENING happening at hyper speed, and avalanching across the globe, alongside that phenomena, is the expansion of intuitive capability. Now, is the time to welcome being more and more in touch with your intuition... to intuit the truth, whether in a personal situation, or intuiting the truth about a nasty unexpected situation you find yourself in... or, intuiting the TRUTH of the so-called leaders and o-fficials, and the corp-gov media, becomes crucial to everyone’s survival, and crucial to humanity as a whole.
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Big Cat by-the-numbers ~

2:12 am... 2:22 am... 3:33 am... "You can't achieve optimal 'enlightenment' without coming to terms with the depths of the 'darkness.'" a quote from Dr. Leonard Horowitz ~ HealthyWorldNewsletter.com ~
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Authoress news and mews ~

Featured at SHAPESHIFTER SEDUCTIONS ~ fun as always...

Five Must See Sights in Talbot's Peak
by Serena Shay

"Good Friday Morning my fine tourists. My name is Talullah Belle and I'm going to be showing you all around our beauteous Talbot's Peak! We here in 'The Peak' are so proud of our little mountainous town that we greatly enjoy taking visitors on the rounds. Now, we're walking, we're walking...
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AUTHORS/ASPIRING AUTHORS ~ Good resource link for writers ~ thebookshelfmuse.blogspot.com/2009/01/happy-anniversary-to-bookshelf-muse.html ~
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The most powerful weapon is the human soul on fire. ALL POWER TO THE PEOPLE!

~ Happy Flower-blooming days of May ~

~ MAY YOU ALWAYS HAVE ENOUGH ~

And, May you live the dreams of your heart, not in interesting times...

Bright blue sky kisses from the Kougar...

Time for Some 'Action Jackson'


This Big Cat gal wonders if his name is Jackson?

Nighttime mews, my Springtime spellbound Pussycats... a sunny day on the tame prairie, but cooler... still, it feels odd outside, like everything is off kilter... an up and down, sorta wacky day for this Big Cat... it feels like being pulled in several different directions while trying to get everything done... yowls!
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Time for Some ‘Action Jackson’ ... yep, back in the ancient days, the late 80's, this movie title became a popular saying in the Kougaress’s corner of the world. Obviously, ACTION JACKSON translated into *it’s time for some major action*, as opposed to sitting upon one’s but and doing nothing. Also, it implied a way of being. Someone who was out there, involved, getting things done, especially for social causes.

Yesterday, many Texans took action, heading down to their capitol building to demand the passage of a bill that would end the TSA’s perverted pat downs, and their rapedowns. It was even described as ‘storming’ the capitol. Even though, these ‘Action Jackson’ Texans were betrayed by their Lt. Governor, one of their triumphs was a new coming together. A new sense of their own power as a community.

This new sense of power, the power of the people to come together, is likely to sweep the country, more and more. To become an unstoppable tidal wave of action. It is definitely time to take back our power as the people. It’s time for Action Jackson activism.
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Big Cat by-the-numbers ~

12:12 am... 12:12 pm... 1:11 pm... 2:12 pm... 3:33 pm... 2012 ~ the New Age is rising up... torrential, tumultuous, a tempest in the teapot that is Earth...
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Authoress news and mews ~

Okay, then, the Kougar received her edits for KANDY APPLE AND HER HELLHOUNDS... a good thing... however! She couldn’t get the file to open, and has spent a lot of the day trying to resolve the problem. ~sighs~ At this point, she may have to use two different files to complete the edits.
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The most powerful weapon is the human soul on fire. ALL POWER TO THE PEOPLE!

~ Happy Flower-blooming days of May ~

~ MAY YOU ALWAYS HAVE ENOUGH ~

And, May you live the dreams of your heart, not in interesting times...

Action Jackson kisses from the Kougar...

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Turmoil Dread


Adrian Paul ~ The Highlander... an immortal for our times...
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Rainy day meows, my Springtime take-cover Kittens... ohgosh, did it rain last night... lots of lightning, too... this afternoon the Kougaress trekked down to her mailbox when the sun was out, although it was partly cloudy... on the way she cut back some of the overgrown foliage along her gravel drive... well, just as she got her mail out, it began sprinkling, and this Big Cat walked back in the rain... a steady rain, but fortunately not a downpour... a couple of hours later, she discovered a tornado had hit Sedalia, a small city about forty-five minutes away... wow, a sort of close call... although, the Kougaress saw no evidence of any tornadic activity on the tame prairie.

Continued blessings to ALL those who are affected by the tornadoes and severe storms. Be careful, my darling Big Cats. The Kougaress loves ya!
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Turmoil Dread ... the Kougaress began lucid dreaming this phrase, and it stayed with her as she awoke... it certainly seems apt for these challenging and horrific times... given all the turmoil, and then, of course, dreading the continued turmoil of severe, off the charts weather, the coming land changes, the social upheaval, the economic injustice... how this phrase fits into any of this Big Cat’s WIPs, though... well, that’s the mystery... as she dreamed, the phrase was part of an ongoing story, one the Kougaress doesn’t remember now.
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Big Cat by-the-numbers ~

2:22 am... 3:33 am... 2:12 pm... 3:33 pm... peaceful rebellion is in the air... the line is in the sand...
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Authoress news and mews ~

The Kougar subbed a flash fiction story today to Daily Science Fiction. She’s never worked with them, and doesn’t know much about them, either. It’s a new venture. But, who knows if her flash is what they’re looking for? ~meow shrugs~
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Featured at SHAPESHIFTER SEDUCTIONS ~

Baiting The Trap For Love
by Rebecca Gillan

Dorri tensed her haunches at the faint squeak of the cat door being forced open. It hadn’t taken her long to figure out that was how the delectable little balls of blue fluff were getting in. Lexor had had the cat door installed right after he’d bought the coffee shop and outfitted it with a little hydraulic motor that was radio controlled. He wore a collar outfitted with an embedded radio tag while in cat form that would trigger the door to open. This kept the premises relatively secure while eliminating the need to stash a spare key somewhere. Life as a shifter invariably meant returning home in the fur from time to time.
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Culture jamming slamming time...

SEARCH TERM: Financial terrorism TSA

~ infowars.com/financial-terrorism-tsa-holds-texas-flights-hostage ~

BIG CAT COMMENTARY ~

Can you believe it? The idiot-corrupt feds are threatening to blockade the state of Texas by disallowing plane flights, all because the Texas representatives dared to bring forth a bill denying the TSA perverts any right to perform a rape-down.

Oh, this Big Cat wishes all the states would pass such a bill. Gee, the airline companies won’t be too happy, will they, if there’s no business? Of course, there would be a lot of pain for those who rely on traveling by plane. But, heck, maybe the airlines will wise and up and kick the TSA out, as they have every legal right to do.

Then again, the false-flag boys will likely seek every manner of retribution. Yep, it will be the ole gun to the head strategy. Blow up a few planes. Blame it on the terrorists, domestic or foreign. Let the military pilots use the commercial planes for target practice. Yeah, that’ll make Americans compliant. We are the TSA. We rule. Lick our boots.

Of course, folks and states could get smart and start their own airlines, and make agreements with each other as to airspace usage. It would be tough, but workable. And, gosh, the whole idea of human dignity might return. Ya think?
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The most powerful weapon is the human soul on fire. ALL POWER TO THE PEOPLE!

~ Happy Flower-blooming days of May ~

~ MAY YOU ALWAYS HAVE ENOUGH ~

And, May you live the dreams of your heart, not in interesting times...

New Venture kisses from the Kougar...

Blowback... about to blow...

Link
Pic from Coast to Coast am ~
Setting Moon


Jeff Simms, of Cowboy Wildlife Photography, shares an image of the setting moon in Pemberton Valley, BC Canada.
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Nighttime yowls, my Springtime watch-out-for-that-tornado KitKats... this afternoon Oklahoma City was tornado-struck, and at this time, four have lost their lives... it’s been pre-storm still on the tame prairie today, with storms passing by, but threatening from all sides for a time.. and, there’s a major stormline coming in from the west now... it’s that too-quiet feeling of pressure... once again, blessing and good vibes to ALL. Watch your tails, my darling Big Cats... please.

Update: Yep, the lightning storm came in, and looked bad for awhile. Now, the winds are blowing up a storm.
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Warning: The following is for entertainment and educational purposes ONLY. And, is only an opinion.

Blowback... about to blow... as the AWAKENING continues at thought-speed... as BLOWBACK continues ‘against’ the corp-gov deceivers, everything around us is about to blow sky high... the pressure cooker that folks have been under is about to blow, and the rise of the renegades grows by leaps and bounds... more violent weather is blowing in... volcanoes are blowing their stacks... earthquakes are blowing the land apart around the globe... as well, the false flag teams are choosing their targets... there is a significant and ominous build-up of the military at Ft. Carson, in the Chicago area, and areas around the New Madrid fault... it’s said these troops are specifically trained to take on the American people... also, more and more foreign troops are on American soil, and have been readied to quell uprisings and riots... likely, there will be more major economic blowups, blowouts... and blowback against the Bankster-Gangsters.
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Big Cat by-the-numbers ~

1:11 am... 2:12 am... 2:22 am... 3:33 am... 5:55 am... 12:12 pm... ALERT! For all the people of the world. If you don’t already know, the US gov/military has been HIJACKED by the bad demonic guys. We, the good people of America, have been imprisoned in the land of our forefathers and foremothers, although many remain unaware of this, and believe differently. Please, protect yourselves, and your country, at all costs from this Stars Wars like evil. And, please, if you are able, have mercy on the Americans who are innocent, and are innocently serving in the military. May the Divine be with us ALL. And, may freedom ring throughout the world, as never before. All power to the people.
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Authoress news and mews ~

Featured at SHAPESHIFTER SEDUCTIONS ~

Brandon Wayne Hires a Mere Human
By Savanna Kougar

“Great. Just ducky keen.” I drop the hood of the car. I’d bought the sucker from a two-bit place when my own car had broken down about two hundred miles back.

“I’m out in the freaking middle of nowhere. The crappin’ smartphone doesn’t work.” I stare at the puddle of anti-freeze forming on the roadside.
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Featured at ROMANCE WRITERS BEHAVING BADLY ~

Roll on, ebooks
by Vivien Jackson

The news is kind of old now, but I'll repeat it anyway: ebooks are outselling print books. This surprises me not at all, but it does make me think a little bit about the psychological shift that it implies.
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AUTHORS ~

You are cordially invited to a special event at the LR Café loop

Wednesday May 25th, 2011
Time frame: 3 am EST (USA) to midnight est (USA)

It's an Open Excerpt Day at the LRC!

All heat ratings and genres are welcome. From sweet to spicy to oh so scary, we want to see the excerpts!

Calling authors, publishers and pr managers?you are more than welcome to share your latest releases or your back-listed titles with us this day.

Some special rules for this day so please read before posting:

*This is for excerpts only. Anything else will be deleted and poster put on moderation.

*All heat ratings and genres are welcome. It doesn't have to be romance to be included on this day. We are open to all genres.

*Make sure you put "EXCERPT" not "PROMO" in the subject line. This will get your post deleted with no warnings given.

*Follow our excerpt posting rules for all your excerpts at the LRC Loop. This means you need the following in ALL your excerpt posts:

1) In subject line, a heat rating (list is in our files section) of the excerpt and the genre of the book. Example would be: Excerpt (PG): Title/Author (genre)

2) Put a link for the reader to go get more information on the book inside the excerpt.

*You can post unlimited excerpts this day but please don't flood the list. Space them out if you are posting a lot of your back-listed titles, etc.
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PUBLISHERS:
You are more than welcome to do a new release post or submission(s) calls this day as well.
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PR Managers:
You are allowed to post for your author clients as long as you follow our rules stated above.
Any questions just email me at dawn_roberto@yahoo.com.

Permission is granted to forward this to anyone who may enjoy it.
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From Astrology.com ~

Sun and Uranus: New Beginnings Come Easily!

May 24 will see the stimulating Gemini Sun shine a soft, gentle light on Uranus in active Aries. With change coming so easily, this transit will present an ideal opportunity to try something completely new!

Uranus is associated with innovation, rebellion and change. It can make life dramatic and difficult, but it can also shake things up, helping you kick out anything old and stale as you welcome new beginnings.

There are varying levels at which Uranus may wield its influence, and this depends on the other planets involved and how they're positioned in the sky. Fortunately in this case, the Sun is forming a very pleasant alignment with Uranus. You won't feel any radical changes imposed upon you ... but it you pay close attention, you'll notice some new doors cracking open for you.

Uranus can come completely out of left field, so your new vehicle for change may not be obvious right away. But once you figure it out, be sure to take advantage of opportunities presented to you. You're sure to be thrilled with the results!
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BIG CAT BTW... the White House has been gamed. It turns out an inside source in Hawaii knew the fake birth certificate had been placed in Feb 2011, where the current Governor of Hawaii claimed he already looked, and found nothing. So, Jerome Corsi, author of WHERE’S THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE? Decided to keep quiet, and let the prez and his cronies hang themselves by releasing the obviously fraudulent document.

Also, criminal charges are about to be filed with the FBI over the fraudulent certificate of birth released during idiot-donald’s apprentice show.
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The most powerful weapon is the human soul on fire. ALL POWER TO THE PEOPLE!

~ Happy Flower-blooming days of May ~

~ MAY YOU ALWAYS HAVE ENOUGH ~

And, May you live the dreams of your heart, not in interesting times...

Ducky keen kisses from the Kougar...

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

green is red, and red is green


Nearing midnight meows, my Springtime spirit-beautiful Felines... omy, and not in a good way... the tornadic devastation... oh, kittens, it’s not over... the devastation, that is on Mother Earth... everything is ramping up... earthquakes, volcanoes, extreme weather... it’s not good.

Take care, my darlings. This Big Cat loves ya.
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Big Cat by-the-numbers ~

1:11 am... 2:12 am... 3:33 am... 1:11 pm... 4:44 pm... 12:12 am... green is red, and red is green...

Weekly Angelic Forecast from Volcano


Straight from the Carnal Cherub himself...

Angelic Forecast ~ #142

For this week, the highs and lows will be alternately like leaping over tall buildings in a single bound, or diving into Dante’s inferno. This is because there is a great upliftment happening, and, at the same time, there is a terrible pull toward the dark side.

What is also occurring is that each one of us is discovering ourselves anew. We are, as humanity, so much more than we’ve been allowed to believe. As we enter ever more deeply into the Aquarian Age, who we truly are, surfaces in opposition to how we have perceived ourselves to be.

This will cause inner conflict for many. Out of this conflict there will be extreme behaviors that serve no one. However, there will also be brilliant leaps forward that will serve all of us on beloved Mother Earth.

Many who AWAKEN now will take on a subtle shine, a recognizable glow. There is no time like the present to begin people watching, if you don’t already do so. You will soon see the extra shine.

The following week is likely to be one of tough choices on a personal level, and within your family. It’s time to resolve the past in a manner that will benefit you, and those you love. There is a way, even if it means cutting the ties that bind.

Also, because of what will happen on the world stage, and around the globe this week, tough choices will need to be made by many of us. There will be major shifts in how the world at large operates, and we will need to take action.

During the next several weeks, a new alignment will rise. An old alignment of powers will fall. To disguise this enormous shift, subterfuge will be used, and lies will be told.

Also, contradiction will be the name of the game. Not only that, there will be a massive attempt by the corp elite to make humanity believe green is red, and red is green.

The intention is to cause everyone’s head to spin so fast with nonsensical ideas that a mass state of deception is achieved, and maintained. Your best defense is to step outside of yourself. Become the Observer. And, remain true to yourself.

On the economic front there will be a clash of ideologies. So it will appear. To protect yourself, and your livelihood, look for ways to do things differently. Also, look for ways to come together as an economically viable community.

During this time in history, those who are living in the real world, rather than inside a dreamworld, will be the eventual winners. To illustrate, if a tornado is headed your way, take action to save yourself, and others. Believing the tornado is not really coming toward you, or will surely pass you by, that is a dreamworld, and you won’t be the winner in the end.

Trendwise, all those with an affinity for animals will discover new opportunities to live their hearts. If you feel drawn to animals in any way, this is a sign. It’s time to change course. Animals, and pets of every kind, have a vital role in the future. One that far surpasses what has been.

Angelic blessings from Volcano & Sedona
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MORE...Volcano’s Angelic Forecast for this week ~ sirenbookstrand.blogspot.com ~
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Authoress news and mews ~

The Kougar has made some good progress on her Flash Story WIP. And she’s penning her flash scene for her Tuesday post on SHAPESHIFTER SEDUCTIONS.
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Featured at SHAPESHIFTER SEDUCTIONS ~

The Rapture
by Pat Cunningham

Gypsy peered out at the smoky floor before the stage and decided her senses weren’t deceiving her after all. The Pleasure Club was packed, loud and stinky with liquor more so than normal, even for a Saturday night. Voices reached her over the music, boisterous and shrill, and not all of them sounded fully human.
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Featured at ROMANCE WRITERS BEHAVING BADLY ~

Monday Morning Follow Up
by Mary Quast

An hour of sex burns 346 calories—the equivalent of a morning jog, weight- lifting session, or even four hours of writing.
Since making a similar statement in my Sinful Saturday post, I've recived questions regarding calories burned during sex so I found a break down.
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Big Cat BTW... Did you know as insanity sweeps over the globe, Google is now banning YouTube vids that show protests per gov instructions. Gee, isn’t this the land of the free? What gives Google the right to distort reality? Of course, the great Google is also restricting and censoring alternative news.
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The most powerful weapon is the human soul on fire. ALL POWER TO THE PEOPLE!

~ Happy Flower-blooming days of May ~

~ MAY YOU ALWAYS HAVE ENOUGH ~

And, May you live the dreams of your heart, not in interesting times...

Nearing midnight kisses from the Kougar...

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Storm Watching and Anubis


Sunday into Monday meows, my Springtime sparkling Pussycats... last night the Kougaress did a lot of storm watching... in part because she wanted to know if she needed to shut down her computer... and because it was an absolutely amazing sight... the lightning flashed above... at the same time fireflies danced above the pasture... to see these lightning bugs and the lightning flashing together was eerie and gorgeous... however, as she watched, the Kougaress didn’t realize the tornadic devastation that occurred, and occurred later during these storms.

Blessing to ALL who were affected.
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Wow pow, is this Big Cat author learning more than she bargained for about the mysteries of ancient Egypt. Great stuff to know for Z’Pasha, the heroine of her WIP ~ White Fang, Ace Reporter. Also, the Kougarass’s free Anubis reading was fascinating, and helpful.

From UNKNOWN COUNTRY ~

Wednesday May 18, 2011
Egypt: a New Direction

William Henry and Nikki Scully are teaming up to lead tours to Egypt this winter, and here they discuss the esoteric meaning of Egyptian alchemy and religion. When touring, they will be utilizing exclusive private visits to the sacred places in order to perform group ceremonial without big crowds. Here, they discuss the powerful reality and real meaning of the Egyptian gods and the power of the sacred science that the Egyptians used to access the vividly alive level of reality that they inhabit. We are in the process of relearning these ancient skills, and William Henry and Nikki Scully are at the absolute forefront in bringing this ancient science back to life. Fascinating, moving discussion!

Nikki Scully's website is ShamanicJourneys.com.
For a FREE Anubis reading from Nikki, go to TheAnubisOracle.com
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Big Cat by-the-numbers ~

1:11 am... 2:22 am... 1:11 pm... 2:12 pm... 3:33 pm... 4:44 pm... 5:55 pm... 10:10 pm... Volcano’s Angelic Forecast for this week ~ sirenbookstrand.blogspot.com ~
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Authoress news and mews ~

The Kougar is writing a 1,000 word flash. More on why later.
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Featured at Lindsay Townsend’s THE PINK BLOG ~

We're Reading and Writing More Short Stories
by Celia Yeary

The reason is obvious, isn't it? Our Twenty-First Century Lifestyle almost demands that we do. For one thing, we're involved in more activities and tasks than ever before, and we probably won't slow down. Our time for leisure reading becomes shorter and shorter.
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SCI FI, SUSPENSE AUTHORS/ASPIRING AUTHORS ~

~ wired.com/dangerroom/2011/05/teeny-tiny-drone-fires-teeny-tiny-missile-gulp ~

Teeny-Tiny Drone Fires Teeny-Tiny Missile (Gulp)
By Spencer Ackerman ~ May 20, 2011

TAMPA, Florida — Never let it be said that small isn’t powerful. A Northern California company has just built commandos perhaps the smallest drone that can kill you. Underscoring the point, it’s even painted camouflage, like Stallone in Rambo.

The Arcturus company built its eponymous drone as the unmanned aerial equivalent of a compact car. Its wingspan is just over 17 feet, making it slightly smaller than the Army and Marine Corps’ Shadow drone. Arcturus is “primarily” a spy plane, says engineer Eric Folkestad. Emphasis on “primarily.”

Because the life-size Arcturus on display at the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference here has a conspicuous add-on under its left wing. That’s a Saber, a 10-pound laser-guided missile (.pdf) manufactured by MBDA. In tests, Arcturus discovered that the wings of its drone can carry 22 pounds’ worth of cargo, making it a candidate to wield MBDA’s missiles. “No one else can do that in our size category,” Folkestad says.

Not for lack of trying. For years, both the Army and Marine Corps have tried to weaponize the Shadow, an attempt to make it the pint-sized Salacious Crumb to the Jabba the Hutt of drones, the Hellfire-armed Predator. If it works, a battalion commander won’t have to call headquarters for unmanned air support. He’ll have the air support himself.

So far, though, armed drones of this size haven’t made it out of the testing stage. And that includes the Arcturus.

Folkestad says his company has shipped 12 of the drones to the Marine Corps, Navy and Air Force in the past 18 months. They’re still in evaluation. But if it gets the thumbs up, then ever-smaller units will command their own flying killer robots, another step in the proliferation of drone warfare.

Unlike the other “tier-2 class” drones, Arcturus is intended primarily for commandos. Like the Shadow, it’s launched from a pneumatic catapult, and doesn’t need a runway to land. Unlike a Shadow, the Arcturus is a modular design: The wings and the tail snap off of the 100-pound plane for portability by small special-operations detachments behind enemy lines.

Hence the camouflage. The camo might look a little silly when the Arcturus is up at its max height of 15,000 feet. But that missile is no laughing matter.

If that sounds a little callous, consider this: Arcturus shares its company name with a fantastically dark Norwegian black metal band. Folkestad doesn’t need reminding: “You Google us; you get them.”
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BIG CAT SNARL AND SNARK ~

geez, oh please... you can’t purchase anything these days for fear an ad will pop up for it... on her last shopping trip this Big Cat purchased Bumblebee tuna after reading labels to finally discover this brand has NO soy oil in it... most soy oil is GMO and definitely bad for your health... having never purchased this brand before, nor seen an internet ad for it before... well, whatever... but, why does big brother corp have to pop up an ad on yahoo for this brand so soon? It’s not like the Kougaress is going to rush out and buy more. What annoying idiots... not to mention, unwanted, privacy-invading spies.
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The most powerful weapon is the human soul on fire. ALL POWER TO THE PEOPLE!

~ Happy Flower-blooming days of May ~

~ MAY YOU ALWAYS HAVE ENOUGH ~

And, May you live the dreams of your heart, not in interesting times...

Storm Watching kisses from the Kougar...

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Wow, rapture... and now a UFO hoax...


Saturday into Sunday maows, my Springtime beautiful Kittens... warmer on the tame prairie, but wet and drying out... of course, with all this rain, the greenery is exploding happily, and the birdies are wing-bounding about... wow, what a crazy wacked-out day... the rapture would have been preferable... however, this Big Cat is still standing and yowling.
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Wow, rapture... and now a UFO hoax... First, it was a CIRCUS CIRCUS, end-of-the-world diversion called ‘the rapture’, which will be used in the coming days to vilify certain groups of people, and possibly round them up for their own good, and supposedly ours... meanwhile, the psychopath global wackos, who should be rounded up and imprisoned for all of their horrific unspeakable crimes against humanity, are still pressing ever forward in their bid to totally rule the planet.

Okay... the above was not planned. It just burst out. So, have you heard about the UFO hoax? Here’s an article from UNKNOWN COUNTRY ~

Massive UFO Hoax on Sunday
Friday, May 20, 2011

The online group "Anonymous" is planning a worldwide hoax about UFO sightings, using members scattered in many countries. Starting on Sunday, May 22, at about 8 pm EST, you may start seeing reports on all sorts of websites about sightings of triangle-shaped UFOs, but these will all be bogus. The motivations of these hackers aren't clear, and they may be mixed: Some may be into it for the fun, some because they favor UFO disclosure, and for others, it may be a form of conceptual art.

Now to the topic at hand. This appears to be a perfect psy-ops opportunity for THOSE who want everyone to believe that ‘any’ reported sighting of a UFO *must* be a hoax. This is incredibly stupid simply because there are genuine reports all the time. It’s not like the real UFOs... whatever they are, or are not... won’t show up. “Hey, it’s hoax day, let’s not go about our business on Earth.”

One question becomes: What are THEY hiding? It’s well known that many of the UFO sightings are black ops projects. The Stealth used to be reported as a UFO before it was finally rolled out to the public. Still, there are so many possible scenarios, to outline them all, would take time and energy and too many pages.

Then again, what a perfect opportunity for these not-black-project UFOs to go about their business. “Hey, we’re not real. You’re not seeing what you think you’re seeing.”

Some, who are deep into the UFO community, are rightly concerned that if an otherworld race did want to make contact, and planned to do so, with an obvious aerial display... well, they’re out of luck, and so is humanity. Because, after all, it’s all just a hoax, isn’t it?

Not to mention, the black project community has perfected the ability to project holo images in the sky. And, probably, about anywhere. Oh, the endless possibilities for deception.
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Big Cat by-the-numbers ~

4:44 pm... 5:55 pm... 10:00 pm... the pressure cooker is about to explode... bigger than ever...
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Authoress news and mews ~

Hopefully, the Kougar will get the next chapter of her WIP ~ White Fang, Ace Reporter ~ done later tonight... claws crossed...
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Featured at SHAPESHIFTER SEDUCTIONS ~

Homesick and Inner Thoughts
by Solara

Tavia slipped into the deep end of the natural hot tub. The heat of the water warmed her out layer though deep inside she shivered. Strange dreams and cravings haunted her nights. No one could calm her jittery innards even if they wanted too. She had more than just herself to worry about.
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Featured at Lindsay Townsend’s THE PINK BLOG ~

Shorts with a Military Edge, and then some: LK Hunsaker

Fred Dawson yanked his face from the onslaught of cold water thrown by a passing car, but otherwise, TowardTheSky-covermdhe didn’t bother to acknowledge it. After what he’d been through the past few months, icy dirty water gushing over him was almost laughable. Except he’d yet found a good reason, or even the tiniest excuse, to laugh since he’d been home.
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Featured at ROMANCE WRITERS BEHAVING BADLY ~

Sinful Saturday - More Chocolate
by Mary Quast

LOTS OF GOOD LINKS!
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From Astrology.com ~

The Sun Shines on Neptune: Time for a Break!

On May 22, almost immediately after arriving in Gemini, the Sun will shine a bright light on Neptune. What does this mean for you? Dreams, spirituality and creativity galore!

Neptune likes to create a dreamy fog to veil you from the hardships of reality, so you'll see your world through rose-colored glasses during this transit. At the same time, however, this fog can also sap your energy and make dealing with mundane realities more difficult.

Neptune knows you can't deal with real life effectively until you take time to really appreciate yourself. The best way to take advantage of the shimmering mist surrounding your world will be to spend time reacquainting yourself with ... you! Enjoy an escape from the rush of the everyday by doing something creative that represents who you are. You'll surely emerge feeling more relaxed and on top of your game.

Then on May 23, as the fog clears, you'll feel the fiery, passionate energies of Venus and Mars coming together in Taurus. Whether your main goal is finding romance, filling your social calendar or making progress on a major work project, you'll throw yourself into your endeavors with everything you've got. You'll have a lust for life that can only lead to fun and success!

Remember, Neptune wants you to understand and accept yourself for who you are.
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No end-of-the world disappearance for most of us... however, an erupting volcano and small earthquakes...

By GUDJON HELGASON, Associated Press – 27 mins ago

REYKJAVIK, Iceland – Iceland's most active volcano has started erupting, scientists said Saturday — just over a year after another eruption on the North Atlantic island shut down European air traffic for days.

Scientists: Iceland's Grimsvotn volcano erupting

Iceland's Meteorological Office confirmed that an eruption had begun at the Grimsvotn volcano, accompanied by a series of small earthquakes. Smoke could be seen rising from the volcano, which lies under the uninhabited Vatnajokull glacier in southeast Iceland.

A no fly zone has been designated for 120 nautical miles (220 kilometers) in all directions from the eruption. Isavia, the company that operates and develops all airport facilities and air navigation services in Iceland, described this as standard procedure around eruptions.

"The plume of smoke has reached jet flying altitude and plans have been made for planes flying through Icelandic air control space to fly southwardly tonight," said Hjordis Gudmundsdottir, the spokeswoman for Isavia.

Grimsvotn last erupted in 2004. Scientists have been expecting a new eruption and have said previously that this volcano's eruption will likely be small and should not lead to the air travel chaos caused in April 2010 by ash from the Eyjafjallajokull volcano.
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For the rest of the story ~ news.yahoo.com ~
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The most powerful weapon is the human soul on fire. ALL POWER TO THE PEOPLE!

~ Happy Flower-blooming days of May ~

~ MAY YOU ALWAYS HAVE ENOUGH ~

And, May you live the dreams of your heart, not in interesting times...

UFO hoax kisses from the Kougar...

Friday, May 20, 2011

Chapter Eight ~ The Soul Feathers


A cool angel warrioress picture...

Late night mews and sighs, my darling Springtime Pussycats... lots of rain on the tame prairie, about an inch... oh me, oh my! What a challenge of a day... it all started with the phone not working... thus, no dial-up... thus, no internet access... the Kougaress did have a lovely visit with her neighbor, having trekked over there to find out if her phone was working... nope... what the problem was, who knows? Neither one of us have cell phones... yeah, incredible in this day and age... but, hey, some of us are what they call electronically sensitive... so, gee, happy end of the world... or, rapture... or whatever you’re into... just know this Big Cat loves ya!
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Big Cat by-the-numbers ~

5:55 am... 2:12 pm... so why the hell didn’t lamestream media report the huge earthquake off the coast of Libya? There was also one close to Turkey, and a third large quake on the same day, this past Thursday... even today, this Big Cat can find nothing from the news sources... yet, this was reported by the foreign news media, and verified by their monitoring system.
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Authoress news and mews ~

With no internet distractions, the Kougar did get some good penning done. ~smiles~
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From the Kougar’s Writing Den ~ White Fang, Ace Reporter

*Unedited Six Sentence* progress on the latest WIP novella...

Chapter Eight ~ The Soul Feathers

Lovingly, Z’Pasha cradled the white feather in her palm. She paused in her steps toward her limestone altar, made from small blocks she’d discovered at an ancient Druidic circle, not far from the Pleasure Club.

Mere moments ago, the fragile-looking feather had drifted into her palm while she lounged on her divan. A sigh passed her lips, and Z’Pasha felt some measure of comfort.

Even though, Larissa remained in a deep state of recovery, the Benevolent Ones of the spirit realm knew her friend’s heart. They had gifted Z’Pasha with her soul feather.
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Featured at SHAPESHIFTER SEDUCTIONS ~

Healing Hands and Fast Friends
by Serena Shay

Musical notes, low on the female register and hummed in a singular pattern, resonated in Finley’s body. Their peaceful sound steadied her as she removed the dangerous heat from her savior’s hip, with the cold hands of a healer.

She, Finley ‘Fiona’ Fairaday, yea she’d get her alliterative parents for that one if they were still around, was right this moment laying hands on a real-life Loch Ness. She wondered at the life of this unusual and beautiful sea monster.
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Featured at Lindsay Townsend’s THE PINK BLOG ~

A Collection of "Uncannies"
by Linda Acaster

Tales that make a reader pause have been the mainstay of short fiction since family groups gathered round a fire during the long dark nights of winter to hear stories embellished by the natural special effects of flickering shadows and moaning wind. When a wrong decision could mean death, maiming or starvation, these tales were teaching stories, lessons to be learned for the good of the group.
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AUTHORS/ASPIRING AUTHORS ~

Note: the Kougar does not care for Harlequin as a company. However, to each his own.

Harlequin Nocturne is looking to acquire bold, exciting, erotic paranormal romance short stories for its eBook program, Nocturne Cravings. These stories should be fast-paced paranormals with strong erotic fantasy and danger elements. Authors should feel comfortable exploring any and all sexual scenarios and shouldn't shy away from graphically sensual situations. In fact, the short stories should contain many erotic scenes that compel and bind the characters together. Strong, emotional characters that grab the readers imagination are also essential.

We are looking for stories of vampires, shape-shifters, werewolves, psychic powers, etc. set in contemporary times. Stories should deliver a dark, highly sensual read that will entertain readers and take them from everyday life into an atmospheric, complex world filled with characters struggling with life-and-death issues. A strong alpha hero is of utmost importance—he should be powerful, mysterious and totally attractive to the heroine. While action-packed and mission-oriented, the scope of these stories should be more contained, with additional focus placed on character development and erotic situations.

All stories should be capable of standing alone; all loose ends need to be tied up, and the relationship between hero and heroine should resolve itself in a satisfying manner.

For published authors, this line is a great way to explore more erotic scenarios and different fantasy elements. Unpublished authors are welcome as well.

Only complete manuscripts submitted electronically will be considered from unpublished authors; no partials or queries, please. Submissions should be sent as a Word-compatible attachment. Submissions should also follow standard formatting guidelines and should be double-spaced and typed in a clear, legible font on numbered pages. Author name and title should appear as a header or footer on each page.

Nocturne Cravings e-mail address: nocturnebites@ harlequin.ca
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The most powerful weapon is the human soul on fire. ALL POWER TO THE PEOPLE!

~ Happy Flower-blooming days of May ~

~ MAY YOU ALWAYS HAVE ENOUGH ~

And, May you live the dreams of your heart, not in interesting times...

Soul Feather kisses from the Kougar...

Gilligan's Island ~ The Continuing Story


Pic from Coast to Coast am ~
End of a Beautiful Day

This photo was taken on February 2011. Sunset from our back porch in Hawai'i (Big Island). Enjoy it! It won't happen every day.

-- Katalin Csikos-Gould
hazelmoon3@ msn.com
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Very early meows, my Springtime lilac-rolling Kittens... omy! This Big Cat got up early and wore herself out with a necessary shopping trip... however, she didn’t expect to crash for this long... just reading labels these days takes up about half her time in the grocery store... checking ounces, checking ingredients, checking prices... and it was raining... it was a busy day at the store with lots of farm folks... most likely because it was rainy... so, my darling Big Cats, ready for the end of the world this Saturday? ~mew-sorry, said with tongue in cheek~

However, if there is some major catastrophe, or Armageddon-type event, it could seem like the end of the world.
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Gilligan’s Island ~ The Continuing Story

THEME SONG ~ Who could forget?

Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale,
A tale of a fateful trip
That started from this tropic port
Aboard this tiny ship.

The mate was a mighty sailing man,
The skipper brave and sure.
Five passengers set sail that day
For a three hour tour, a three hour tour.

The weather started getting rough,
The tiny ship was tossed,
If not for the courage of the fearless crew
The minnow would be lost, the minnow would be lost.

The ship set ground on the shore of this uncharted desert isle
With Gilligan
The Skipper too,
The millionaire and his wife,
The movie star
The professor and Mary Ann,
Here on Gilligan’s Isle.

So this is the tale of the castaways,
They're here for a long, long time,
They'll have to make the best of things,
It's an uphill climb.

The first mate and the Skipper too,
Will do their very best,
To make the others comfortable,
In the tropic island nest.

No phone, no lights no motor cars,
Not a single luxury,
Like Robinson Crusoe,
As primitive as can be.

So join us here each week my friends,
You're sure to get a smile,
From seven stranded castaways,
Here on "Gilligan's Isle."
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So, today, the Kougaress heard a gentleman who was fed up with the Bin Laden fable say, to paraphrase ~ what? Is Bin Laden going to wash up on Gilligan’s Island next?

Yep... and, by the way...

BIG CAT SNARL AND SNARK ~

It’s been reported that Bin Laden’s buried-at-sea body has washed up on the beach of Gilligan’s Island. The Professor, who has perfected a resurrection device, was able to use a convenient electrical storm to revive the nemesis of freedom everywhere.

In a scene straight out of Frankenstein the water-logged Bin Laden popped upward. As a result of the lightning jolting through him in tune with a megahertz resonance the Professor is keeping a well-guarded secret, the once dead terrorist’s eyes popped out, large as ping pong balls. It is speculated by Mary Ann that this reaction was also in response to the discovery that no bevy of beautiful virgins awaited his endless carnal plundering.

As the former corpse rose, and took his first stilted steps, Gilligan recalled, “With all that water evaporating real quick, he looked like a steam engine coming to life. Only he did ‘really’ come back to life. At first, I couldn’t see him. Only the shape of his head and he had black eyes. Like the specters in horror movies. Gave me the willies.”

The Skipper added, “Peyew, did he smell like a pile of rotten fish, too. Me and the Howells got the professor’s tonic into him faster ‘n you can say Rumpelstiltskin.”

All the Professor would reveal about his ‘rejuvenation’ tonic is that he brews it using a unique method, and it comes from the bark of an indigenous tree,

“It works, I can tell you” Ginger endorsed. She added after a Hollywood Starlet smile for the camera, “All right, Mr. DeMille, I am definitely ready for my close-up.”

This reporter wonders if Mr. Bin Laden will be ready for his close-up anytime soon?
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Big Cat by-the-numbers ~

1:11 am... 2:12 am... 2:22 am... 3:33 pm... all power to the renegades!!!
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Authoress news and mews ~

Featured at Lindsay Townsend’s THE PINK BLOG ~ Novella/Short Story Week

Across the Fickle Winds of History
By Stephanie Burkhart

Released in 2007, "Across the Fickle Winds of History" was written under my pen name, SG Cardin. It's a time traveling story with strong romantic elements.
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From Astrology.com ~

Mars, Mercury and Venus Light Your Fire!

If you've felt indecisive lately, it's time to get down to business. Mars, Mercury and Venus are about to form an alignment with Pluto that's sure to light a fire under you!

On May 20, Mars will be the first to nod toward Pluto as you shift into a more pro-active gear. While Mars wants to dash forward impulsively, Pluto will slow you down and add depth and purpose to your endeavors. You'll gain insight into the root causes of your current situation.

Later that same day, Mercury joins Mars and Pluto, giving you persuasive power to help others understand your perspective. Discussions could turn intense -- with a sprinkling of self-righteous tendencies -- but if you can fight off the urge to have the last word, real answers will emerge to your questions and problems.

After practical matters are taken care of, romantic Venus will cozy up to Mercury and Mars on May 21, and blow a kiss to Pluto as well. At the very least, this is a terrific time to go out, be social and flirt your heart out; at best, it's a time of genuine passion and romance.

Also on May 21, the Sun moves out of Taurus and into bright, restless Gemini. Gemini prefers things to be fun and lighthearted, so you'll feel tempted to dip your toe into every opportunity that arises. Still, it's unlikely that you'll dive in too deeply.
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The most powerful weapon is the human soul on fire. ALL POWER TO THE PEOPLE!

~ Happy Flower-blooming days of May ~

~ MAY YOU ALWAYS HAVE ENOUGH ~

And, May you live the dreams of your heart, not in interesting times...

Continuing Island kisses from the Kougar...