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Scheherazade in Blue Jeans
freelance alchemist
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20th-Jan-2010 08:02 pm
Hearth
I realize I've been talking a bunch about the things that got up my nose regarding my body and the treatment thereof - the messing with my hair and grabbing from behind and random requests for sex from people I was unprepared to get said requests from. That's just because those are the things that tend to gnaw at my mind and require excision, whereas the good stuff can happily reside in there forever, making me glow contentedly.

So here's some of the shiny happy stuff specifically regarding physical contact.

Like I said, I am a hug-powered 'song. I am also a lap kitten. I am a snuggler. feste_sylvain glowed at my description of the lovers spooning in my story at Saturday's reading. I am at my absolute happiest when there is lots and lots of happy, welcome touch.

So this was a really happy weekend.

s00j, oministi, and stealthcello give some of my favorite hugs of all time. OF ALL TIME. And there was so much of that. I love having a friendship with K that involves gentle nonsexual physical affection on a near-constant basis; ditto s00j, although she was busier. It's a huge comfort-and-love thing.

And I got that from tons of friends. Most of my friends. And my friends at Arisia count in the dozens at least. I think I spent the whole weekend going from one person's arms to another, and that was wonderful. cluegirl and aquila_dominus, I need to see y'all more often, because yay, good touch. Lots of you. I cannot possibly list all of the people I hugged. But rest assured that if I hugged you, I found that wonderful and happy-making.

Likewise being a lap kitten. Thank you, mangosteen, and of course feste_sylvain. :)

There was also much kissing. Some first kisses, some of which became second and third kisses, and yay for that, too!

I made several new friends this weekend - some brand new, some who I just hadn't gotten the chance to really get to know before - and with some, that physical affection snapped right into place. That body comfort is a beautiful thing.

I think everyone at Arisia could tell that I was pretty much constantly exuberant. :) But I realize that some of the posts after could leave someone who hadn't been there wondering. So! I assure you that it was a lovely time, especially in that regard.

More about the really great things in this con tomorrow. Highlights will include my reading and how I'm viewing myself as a writer, holding my own in excellent intellectual discourse for which I am less trained than other participants, leveling up as a moderator, and more. (Really, I'm not sure why it fills me with such glee to be known as a good moderator. That'll take some figuring out, too. But it is so nonetheless.)
Comments 
21st-Jan-2010 02:28 am (UTC)
I'm not sure why it fills me with such glee to be known as a good moderator.

If nothing else, it means you have a valuable and rare skill...
21st-Jan-2010 02:30 am (UTC)
And I sorta collect those. :)
21st-Jan-2010 02:30 am (UTC)
Indeed.
21st-Jan-2010 04:07 am (UTC)
I'm going to take a stab and say that being a good moderator means you're not just good at listening and you're not just good at talking, but you're good at doing both together in a way that brings out what other people have to say--and sometimes what they wouldn't get to, if they came to it on their own.

Is that it?
21st-Jan-2010 05:57 am (UTC)
Also it means she is good at setting down and following rules as to what is on topic and what is off, and making sure that people stay on the prescribed topic. At least, she was for the panel I saw.

And yay for talking about people as if they weren't there. Hi 'song!
26th-Jan-2010 03:27 pm (UTC)
Probably part of it...
25th-Jan-2010 09:51 am (UTC)
I can give you hugs? I are hug-powered, too.
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