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Nov. 23rd, 2017


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I don't usually do this, but it seems time to make a change.

Things I'm Thankful For:

1. Alternatives to Starbucks
2. A brother that does not wish to rule the world by any means necessary
3. L-Corp staff (I hope you have received your gifts by now)
4. California's version of sweater weather
5. New friends
6. Faulty elevators

Feel free to add yours.

Nov. 22nd, 2017


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I am going to attempt to cook a Thanksgiving dinner this week, I'm not the greatest cook but I am good at following instructions. I am hoping that combination will lead to success. Any tips are gratefully accepted.

Oct. 18th, 2017


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I have to admit I do love how all out and involved people get over here when it comes to Halloween. It's a favourite of mine.

That said, does anybody know of any big Halloween parties going on this year? I'm not usually one for such things but I don't think I can resist this time.

Sep. 16th, 2017


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My baby girl turns 1 year old today. You should see her with her cake. She's absolutely covered in the frosting. I don't know where this tradition came from of giving the one year old a piece of cake to smash into her face (and all over her body--there's even some in her hair!) but I love it.

Sep. 4th, 2017


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I thought my dreams calmed down a little, but then they... didn't.

Coronation Day didn't exactly go well. Someone decided to marry a man she just met. And that didn't help my stress levels so I kind of got outed as an ice witch. I fled the Kingdom and escaped into the mountains, where I built this beautiful palace made of ice. As soon as I woke up I drew it.

For the first time since I was a child in my dreams, I feel free.

Aug. 18th, 2017


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Apparently, Stark Tower is hosting an eclipse viewing party on Monday morning. I've just been told to invite my closest friends.

Done and done. Come by and have a mimosa, enjoy the view.

Jun. 6th, 2017


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Apr. 10th, 2017


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More strange Dreams last night, made me exhausted all day at work today. And now I can't seem to fall asleep. Just my luck, right?

Any tips on turning off the brain so one can get some Z's?

Mar. 26th, 2017


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Everyone's alright, I hope? After that pretty interesting...interlude, from last week?

It's amazing that, in the OC, with the arrival of spring comes the desire to vacation far away from here. I'll take honeymoon suggestions, if anyone has them.

Because people who get married sometimes go on honeymoons. As of now, it's still sinking in that someone actually wants to marry me and go on a honeymoon, but I'll get there. I'm also not great at proposing, somehow the restaurant managed to catch fire that night, so I'm kind of glad I'll have to in theory do it only once.

Feb. 14th, 2017


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I have to admit I did not expect love potions to be something you could buy but over the last week I have been enlightened. I definitely didn't expect them to be as popular as they are though. Surely people don't truly believe they work?

Jan. 5th, 2017


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I am offering New Year readings at a discount for the next couple of weeks. Whether you need help with finding direction for the year ahead or want to see if there's any changes coming to prepare for hopefully I can help.

Come along and see me. [List of places Vanessa offers her services at including Much Ado About Books and various new age shops]

Dec. 7th, 2016


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If you have any old winter clothes, or blankets that you aren't using we're taking donations down at the recruiting office I work for. We'll be taking them as we get them to one of the local soup kitchens for them to hand out. There's a lot of people out there in this snowy weather that don't have the proper clothes, and it's unfortunate.

Nov. 24th, 2016


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Considering I rarely need to sleep now, aside from reading, I have been watching considerably more Netflix than I used to. I was never a big tv watcher, but when I finish a book and don't have another one to start there are only so many things I can do when Will and Tessa are asleep. Tonight I watched this interesting little documentary about cats called The Lion in Your Living Room. It was all about how cats have evolved into the domesticated cats we have as pets. The thing that amused me tonight was that Church joined me. Church rarely wants anything to do with other cats, but tonight he was sitting on the couch with me, watching it. Perhaps he simply missed me while I was in New York earlier this month and wanted some attention.

Nov. 10th, 2016


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It's interesting how many people make the automatic assumption that simply because I'm a white, rich, man; I must have voted for Trump. I can assure everyone that that was not the case. I'm fairly certain that Trump and his VP would be horrified by the lifestyle I've led the last couple of years.

Sep. 26th, 2016


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I indulged in a Greek inspired tarot set while on holiday, purely for personal readings and I have to say I've been rather pleased with the results so far. It's been highly accurate.

Sep. 20th, 2016


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Well, my palmistry plays a key role in my dreams, too. I read my cousin's friend's palm. He's got a huge, nasty choice ahead of him and I don't think he can handle it. He's a cocky rich kid. More than that, he's an upir. It's kind of like a vampire. Sort of. I do feel bad for him, though. He's too young for this shit and he's going to drag my cousin along for the ride.

Sep. 11th, 2016


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I moved something without touching it this morning.

I was thinking that I needed a pen, and suddenly it was across the room, in my hand.

I haven't tried again. Maybe if I don't use it, it will go away.

Sep. 7th, 2016


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Well I suppose it's somewhat reassuring to know that Orange County didn't go and get normal on us while Dorian and myself were away. A shame the latest strange occurrence was something which was so unpleasant.

Aug. 23rd, 2016


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Greece is such a beautiful country. I've seen so many amazing things.

Dorian surprised me completely with this trip and I can honestly say it's been so very wonderful.

Jul. 17th, 2016


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So this week is a fail.

I blew out my computer. Forgot to pull my circle up around me before I went to work on editing. And some industrious critter, who must have been hungry, dug up half my garden.

I think I'll just go back to bed.

Jul. 5th, 2016


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Well I'm going to consider it a birthday gift that the creatures of the last few days have gone now.

I do hope everybody is okay, Dorian and I holed up at home until it all went away. I think we took the wisest course of action.

Jun. 30th, 2016


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What's new, Valarnet? I just heard about this place from some guy whose palm I read today. Apparently it's all the rage, so why not, right? From what I gather there's a lot of dream interpretation here which I guess is alright. Not as annoying as memes, at least.

Jun. 27th, 2016


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All of these dreams about London makes me want to take a trip there. Granted, it's a very different time in my dreams, but that doesn't discourage me one bit. I've always enjoyed London when I've gone. However, I'm not sure if now is the right time to go there. Perhaps I'll take Vanessa to France instead. I haven't been there in quite some time.

May. 3rd, 2016


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So I have decided to begin offering my tarot reading services at local ‘alternative’ shops around the OC, I have left leaflets around if anybody is interested.

Apr. 9th, 2016


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I almost hate to say anything, for fear of jinxing it, but I'm feeling quite content with life. I can't remember the last time things felt so easy or so delightful. Which is, I think, a rare occurrence for Orange County.

I suppose I ought to enjoy it while it lasts.

Apr. 1st, 2016


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So this morning I witnessed the most disgusting thing. A guy bit into a donut and found it was filled with mayonnaise. Ah April Fools Day.

Mar. 5th, 2016


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It would appear that today is National Absinthe Day. I think Vanessa and I will have to honor the day and have a glass tonight.

Mar. 4th, 2016


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...Does anyone else see people they know they shouldn't be seeing?..Like people who have passed on? I'm pretty sure I had a conversation with one because in the middle of it they suddenly were just gone.

Feb. 17th, 2016


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Uh, so... blood rain is kinda on the apocalyptic side. I haven't had any prophetic-y type dreams though, so... Any bright ideas as to what's going on? Either way, I'm gonna go hunt a beastie. Weird news reports are my scene 'n all.

Feb. 9th, 2016


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A restless night. Up at 4am but don't feel like moving much and not sure what to do with it. Laying around is boring, but can't really decide what to do.

Jan. 31st, 2016


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Being rejected by the woman you're infatuated with is extremely unpleasant. I'm glad she hasn't rejected me in the waking world. I'm unsure how my dream self will ever get over Vanessa.

Jan. 5th, 2016


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This dream deja vu is just weird enough that I'm almost okay with it. This version of me is a lot more messed up this time around, maybe that makes it easier. Not to mention that apparently we're "murder husbands" now. Murder husbands. I even woke up to find that issue of TattleCrime mixed in with the morning papers.

On that note, what does a guy get his murder husband for his fiftieth birthday?

Dec. 11th, 2015


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Did anybody else see the meteor shower last night? It felt quite powerful, not that I am an expert but it was definitely unusual. But then unusual seems to be almost normal for this county.

Nov. 27th, 2015


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I think I am going to just stay at home today I've heard far too many scary Black Friday stories, I'm usually working and rather glad I haven't ever been subjected to it.

Nov. 20th, 2015


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So I'm facing kind of a dilemma. My parents invited me home this Thanksgiving. They live up north in San Francisco. But this time of year I usually pitch in at a soup kitchen. What would you guys do? It's been a couple years since I ate with my parents.

Oct. 20th, 2015


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The more I dream the more I find myself growing frustrated with my current job. Perhaps it is time to look elsewhere or a change in genre perhaps as I enjoy the work just not the subject.

Oct. 19th, 2015


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I want something other than dreams to focus on, so I enrolled in a photography class. The first one is on Thursday, but all I've got currently is my phone camera. I assume they'll want something better than that. Anyone else doing photography have any ideas what I should get?

Oct. 18th, 2015


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So, dreaming nonsense aside, who wants to go to the 5th Annual Spirit of Old Hollywood Gala with me? It's October 25th. There'll be drinks, hors d'oeuvres, and music, not to mention palm readings and other kinds of fun. It is for those twenty-one and over, though.

Aug. 14th, 2015


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I suppose it's rather silly to hope the dreams just end. I don't often hope for much of anything, but I'd put my eggs in that basket anyway.

Now they've all shattered and it's a big, yokey disaster with plenty of egg shells.

I've completely fucked myself over in these dreams.

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Premonitions are odd things. Last month I felt coldness and dread, flashes of darkness and gold. Nothing cohesive that made sense, because that would be far too simple, wouldn't it?

Now it's anger. Hatred and violence. Red. Knowing I'm not the only one sensitive to foreboding upcoming events, has anyone else felt anything? It's gotten me anxious and jittery and this caffeinated black tea isn't exactly helping.

Aug. 13th, 2015


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Well that's a dream I certainly wouldn't mind having again.

Aug. 12th, 2015


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Had this weird ass nightmare where cups of milk were chasing me. No more cold pizza in bed.

Aug. 3rd, 2015


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I had my first physical 'gift' from the dreams this morning. I woke up to find tarot cards spread out over my bedside table.

I have yet to try them out, though I seem to know their meanings without ever studying them here.

Picture of cards )

Jul. 11th, 2015


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I've had such a restless night. Awful dreams about, well, the world ending is really the only way I can described them. Such darkness and fear. I woke up very out of sorts about it and this feeling of dread just isn't leaving me.

I'm glad I don't have to work today.

Jun. 8th, 2015


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I don't normally use social media, but I suppose, in a way, it's kind of like people watching, which is something I do enjoy doing. You can learn so much a kit a person when they don't know you're watching them after all. So I stumbled upon this group while looking for something else and I must admit, I'm not entirely sure if you're all crazy or intriguing. I suppose only time will tell for sure.

Jun. 1st, 2015


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It's pretty usual for people to wake up with injuries or whatever from dreams here, right? Because I definitely have a brand burned into my arm that wasn't there last night.

Also, the ancient Romans were fucking assholes.

May. 14th, 2015


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Well fuck all this.

Fuck these dreams, and all the demons and vampires and whatever other bullshit happens to my dream self. I'm done with it, I'm over it.

I need a change of pace. So tomorrow night (that's Thursday), all y'all are invited out to my ranch (the one I live in, not where I work) for something of a hootenanny. There'll be plenty of music, food, and booze to go around. No dress code so long as you don't show up naked. There's a pool, so bring your swim trunks if you like. No life guard on duty or whatever though, you can take care of your own selves like responsible adults.

Party starts at five, anyone who's at my place past midnight gets turned into a pumpkin.

RSVP here or whatever, if you want. Or just show up.

May. 1st, 2015


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I had this super messed up dream about my brother last night. But it wasn't actually about my brother, I mean, he was there. But it definitely wasn't like the usual dreams I have. It was like ... Ancient Rome? Before the empire was a thing, I think, but I never paid a lot of attention in history class so fucked if I know. We were prisoners of war and sold at an auction to become gladiators.

It's fucking weird, but I think Duro would probably get some sort of kick out of them if he ever dreamt that shit.

Apr. 26th, 2015


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Is it quite common for people to develop skills from their dreams in their waking life? I've seen a few people mention such things happening, but is it inevitable? I'm torn between whether I'd like to have that happen or not.

Apr. 22nd, 2015


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I almost feel stupid having missed this network, for how long I've been in Orange County now. A client of mine pointed me in this direction. Apparently it's supposed to appeal to my love of things out-of-the-ordinary. I hope it's not a waste of time.

As it is, my name is Stephen Strange. I own Sanctum Sanctorum in Costa Mesa. I look forward to what this network has to offer.