Troublesome poster keepitontheREAL violates the forum''s passive-aggressive status quo with her strident insistence that Festie Virgins follow the rules and regulations...or face the consequences!\
This confrontational approach does not go over well with the other systers who prefer a spoonful of sugar with their control freakiness.\
Will the Spirit of Fest prevail?
[quote] Do NOT place your tent within ten feet of my tent. // Do NOT do it. // Do NOT even think about it. // If I return to my fresh new carefully selected campsite to see that I am sharing a wall with a neighbor, I will move your tent for you. No ifs and or buts. // I am telling you NOW so I do not have to tell you THEN.\
She''s stating her boundaries!
I love the Fest posts. The only downside to them, though, is that any reference to MichFest makes me think of what that place must SMELL like. %0D\
I used to be the only male among 5 females at an old job of mine, and once a month, I honestly don''t know how I was able to breathe any time I needed to use our shared, small, windowless, barely ventilated washroom. %0D\
"I seriously (and sweetly) second the please please please do not play male vocals on the land. There was a group of womyn playing Tom Petty so loud in the next camp area last year. I knew they weren''t doing it on purpose and probably didn''t realize (festi virgins or never read their program?!?) maybe they thought those rules don''t apply in the twilight zone?? but I was so upset by it that I actually asked another womyn to talk to them about it because I knew I could not handle it in an appropriate manner :D "%0D\
This year, I''m taking some 2 Live Crew%0D
"Do NOT play music on the Land that features male singing voices. %0D\
Do NOT do it. %0D\
I cannot tell you how many times I have had to remind womyn of this rule over the years. Sometimes not very nicely. There is nothing worse than hearing a man''s voice when you are snug in your Fest tent late at night and think you are safe from violence. %0D\
Everyone - use this thread to post "friendly" advice for fellow Festies. %0D\
Tell them NOW so you don''t have to tell them THEN."%0D\
DO NOT rape our pure womynEars with that hateRAPe noise! I''m telling you NOW so I don''t have to tell you THEN.
R3 is full of shit. Compare any public bathroom male vs female and the men''s rooms are always 1000 x more gross.
Do NOT use regular drugstore shampoo in the showers. It is not biodegradable. \
Do NOT do it. \
There is a dyke who, when notified, will come and confiscate your shampoo. It is POISONING the Land and the womyn on it. \
I am telling you NOW so I do not have to tell you THEN.
Mysterious Michfest Moments is my current favorite over there.%0D\
"I had many emotions swirling through me during this week and could not get a handle on where they were coming from. One was a low deep sadness that I could not shake, I was being awakened to the Feminine Divine and thought that it just must be from the generations of womyns suffering. As many womyn do when they feel this intense emotion, I shaved my head, right there at the barter market, in trade for a poo ton of chocolate and some other edibles."%0D\
Could someone explain to me why the MichFest crazies are so hyperobsessed with rules and boundaries? They are such control freaks. I don''t get what that has to do with being a lesbian separatist. If you compare them to the Radical Faeries (who also have a separatist streak in them and have a big festival in the wilderness), the RF''s are the complete reverse: they care nothing at all about rules and boundaries. MichFest sounds like a camp for Joan Crawford wannabes to practice ordering one another around...
are these people this horrible toward other people in real life?
DO NOT use manufactured menstrual products. They are not biodegradable and unsafe for womynkind. Please use a moon cup and the menstrual huts if it''s that time of the month.\
DO NOT do it.\
There is a dyke who, when notified, will come and confiscate any tampons or pads. They are POISONING the Land and the womyn on it.\
I am telling you NOW so I do not have to tell you THEN.
[quote]I am telling you NOW so I do not have to tell you THEN\
This is my new Stating My Boundaries.
[quote]DO be sure to offer me a cold hard cider...\
I am telling you NOW so I do not have to tell you THEN.[/quote]\
I like this womyn.
[quote]the person who thinks we should have hip food at fest like cereal\
Cereal is hip? What is wrong with these people?
I love how keepinitonthereal stirs things up.
Troll on the Land!
I seriously have to ask this (sorry of I come across as clueless) but that site must be a joke right? It''s just mockery, correct? I''m ashamed to admit this, but even though I''ve been on DL for years, I''ve never ventured to a michfest thread - until today.\
Are they for real?
There is nothing "passive aggressive" about the posting in question. The term "passive aggressive" has a specific meaning -- to show your aggression through noncompliance. It does NOT mean "anything that bugs the shit out of me."
R19, are you new, functionally illiterate, or both? Just curious.
I love "keepitontheREAL'' b/c she is the one who starts shit.
Keep posting the greatest hits from the Michfest forum, please!
What happened to these women to equate all men with violence to the point that they can''t listen to Tom Petty? They are all fucking nuts.
a chick with a grip
These butch bitches sound like sickos to me. They seem to forget that it took a filthy male to produce them. I say give these dried up cunts their own island somewhere and let ''em butch out to their hearts content. I can''t stand looking at the ugly bitches as it is.
A poster in one of the previous threads had an interesting idea about this: he/she wrote, that the Michfest womyn are waiting for 360 days for this thing, which is a pretty huge event for them (one said that she would cancel on her daughters wedding). So they want to make sure that it is perfect and lives up to their imagination. It has to be the BEST few days in their whole year. That puts on a lot of pressure.
Too many cooks in the pussy kitchen.\
Those bitches are nuts and "THE LAND" needs to open up and swallow ''em all.
" have to say, as a festie virgin this year, I feel pretty let down by your post keepin''. So far in preparing to come to festival for the first time, I have received nothing but loving, open and honest advice and support. I am ETERNALLY grateful to my dear friends for this. They have happily taken time out of their days to answer any questions I have asked, and a lot of questions I hadn''t even thought to ask. "%0D\
We should pretend to be michfesters preparing for a trip to Disney World-- after making sure Mickey will be on vaca. I''m so tempted to troll one of the disney world sites by posting Michfest info, but edited with DW info.%0D
I wonder what I always wonder whenever the topic arises: if these womyns hate men so much, why do they try so hard to look and act like men?
[quote]when wimmin are turning you off that means you crossed a Line... \
I think some boundaries are being crossed...
[quote]Are they for real?\
Only too real.\
If they''re having fun, good for them. But I still reserve the right to think of them as hypocrites and control freaks.\
That said, repeating a comment I made in another Fest thread, when on DL poster unearthed a Festie who referred to the under-10 boy children--who are allowed to be with the womym so long as they are held at the Camp Brother Son gulag which is technically not on the Land--as "pre-rapists" the tenor of the Fest shifted to become less eccentric and more pathological.
The Voice of the Night
[quote]Daddy Devin, I want to validate your experience and the message you are trying to get across here. The world is often a violent and violating place and many damaging unconscious attitudes and behaviours get brought in and pop up on the land. My family unit was once called Brady Bunch because I needed to set a boundary around behavior that was happening near us in the sprouts family camping area. It set off a whole series of internal feelings of shame and unworthiness from which I was still struggling to recover from early life experiences and I had an awful year that year in complete PTSD reaction. If I had been a virgin, I might not have come back. I wonder what that woman felt who got called bitch because she didn't respond to a drunken shout out. I imagine it was something similar. Our maybe she has more self esteem than me and just thought she was being a jerk. Even the threat of someone possibly jumping bad with me if I make a mistake is nerve wracking, and when strained beyond my capacities, like Ayla says, I have been known to escalate a situation too. %0D
Who the hell talks like this? Evidently, fiber is not on the menu at MichFest because these womyn are full of shit.
[quote]That said, repeating a comment I made in another Fest thread, when on DL poster unearthed a Festie who referred to the under-10 boy children--who are allowed to be with the womym so long as they are held at the Camp Brother Son gulag which is technically not on the Land--as "pre-rapists" the tenor of the Fest shifted to become less eccentric and more pathological.\
That didn''t come from a DL parody post??? Damn.
What happens when thousands of women all PMS at the same time?\
[quote]Daddy Devin, I want to validate your experience and the message you are trying to get across here. The world is often a violent and violating place and many damaging unconscious attitudes and behaviours get brought in and pop up on the land. My family unit was once called Brady Bunch because I needed to set a boundary around behavior that was happening near us in the sprouts family camping area. It set off a whole series of internal feelings of shame and unworthiness from which I was still struggling to recover from early life experiences and I had an awful year that year in complete PTSD reaction. If I had been a virgin, I might not have come back. I wonder what that woman felt who got called bitch because she didn't respond to a drunken shout out. I imagine it was something similar. Our maybe she has more self esteem than me and just thought she was being a jerk. Even the threat of someone possibly jumping bad with me if I make a mistake is nerve wracking, and when strained beyond my capacities, like Ayla says, I have been known to escalate a situation too.
You know, I understand all the words just fine, but I'll be damned if I get sisterwommon's point.
[quote]That didn't come from a DL parody post??? Damn.
Sadly, no. Nan Michiganwommon is a parody, but not by much.
I hope I am intellectually honest enough to believe that if this was a group of men cavorting in the same way, I would be as perplexed and willing to poke the beehive (or at least watch it be poked, I can't say I would like myself for going in to stir up trouble, much as I don't like it when people do it here).
The Voice of the Night
I think it''s worth noting that many women on the thread clearly don''t agree with this one very hostile person. She''s got a real anger-management problem, and if she acts like this at Michigan I don''t imagine she''s too welcome.%0D\
You can get a distorted picture of these Michfest attendees from this board. I have a friend who goes every year, and she''s perfectly sane. She just likes the music and being with other lesbians.%0D\
I''d like to go just once, but I hate sleeping outdoors.
R35, you could rent a camper and ''embed'' yourself and post spy reports on DL and we would love you forever.
One of the lesbians
that "pre-rapist" comment is one of the many many reasons i wouldn''t even think of going to such a freaky place, VotN.
gay mother of a young boy
Someone has called out keepinitontheREAL:%0D\
[quote]so do yourself & the board a fav & take time to read defining festival moments & see the True Spirit of Sisterhood ,Caring ,Sharing .. i would like to know how many fest have you been too & what has been your defining fest moment? %0D\
I want to know what her defining fest moment was, too. And I also want to tell her, "Lighten up, Francis," but that would be referencing a penised-person''s movie character, and I''m not sure if that would be wrong.
Okay, which one of you bitches is over there posting as keepinitonthereal? Come on, fess up!
And I am telling you NOW so that I don''t have to tell you THEN that I am not going.
French & Saunders need to do an undercover documentary.
[quote]so, keepitonthereal has now apparently proposed hip meals to include cereal (a dear festie said to me ''hell, if you just break up most of the meals at fest and let them dry out, you have cereal") ; special eating areas for vegans, giving attitude to people who dont ''follow the rules'' and on the fat at fest thread, a special FAT CAMP at fest so the fat women can excercise and eat healthy low fat meals because why talk about decreasing chaffing when they could just lose weight?\
Are we sure keepitontheREAL isn''t a DL troll? These topics all sound like DL troll fodder.
That penised-person''s voice is hateraping my ears!
Ambyr Raindrop Moonflower
R23 asks what could have happened to these women to make them so bitter and distrustful. \
Moments later, R24 inadvertently answers the question.\
Many women who are attacked on a regular basis because of their gender, sexuality, appearance, political beliefs, etc. are going to turn angry.\
The same thing happens with men, too, you know. It happens to everyone to some degree. Freepers suffer disappointment and decide to hate all liberals; white people blame the economy on people of color; lately, I''ve seen a spate of youngish hetero men online who hate all women because no one will sleep with them.
From keepingitonthe REAL:%0D\
"In terms of my defining moment, it is actually difficult to speak about. I will say it involves a brief but intense love that was snatched away and I did not figure out why until much later, in a very moving and cinematic moment. I might elaborate later if I can pull myself together."%0D\
Sounds like a DL moment. %0D
keepitontheREAL replies: [quote]In terms of my defining moment, it is actually difficult to speak about. I will say it involves a brief but intense love that was snatched away and I did not figure out why until much later, in a very moving and cinematic moment. I might elaborate later if I can pull myself together.
ok, keepingitontheReal has got to be a troll. A very funny one, mind you.
Wait. Is someone copying what keepingitontheREAL says over there to DL just moments after she posts it?\
That''s trollin'' right there, folks. That''s the same BS the anti-Q Whip trolls were doing a few weeks ago.
[quote]What happened to these women to equate all men with violence to the point that they can''t listen to Tom Petty?\
They don''t/can''t have a penis and they''re very angry about it.
Before this storm can blow itself out, another one approaches: [quote] haven''t been to Fest since 2007 :( and I won''t be going this year, but last time I was there, I noticed in a way I hadn''t before how male-voiced Movies Under the Stars were. I found that troublesome and hard to avoid.
Oh! the huMANity!
The Troll is coming from inside the thread!
R48, that''s reporting the news as it happens.
That explains why I hear the Muppet News Flash music play every time I read those posts, R52.
It''s easy to investigate. How far back do keepitonthereal''s posts go? If they are all recent, it''s obviously a troll. If she''s been posting for years, she''s probably legitimate.
The Troll is posting from inside the thread!
keepitontheREAL joined April 12.\
I think we''ll find a big Michfest thread was going on here at DL on or about April 12.
keepitontheCRAZY is too real to be an undercover DL troll.
It''s all because of this. The research proves it!! "Attention, perversely assertive women! You are abnormal!"
The entire thread is stressing out DaddyDevin (and what kind of name is that, anyway?)\
[quote]This is the part of living in community that can be difficult for me to navigate. I worry that I have to warn my Festie Virgin friends that there are angry womyn on the Land who in their actions and words are Violent.\
Signed, "Breathing in Fear and Anger, Breathing out Community and Gentleness"
Were all these women attacked by men? I don''t get it. Why do they think men are all violent. Those dykes sound like the angry violent ones to me.
Clearly, KeepinitReal or whatever her name is, is a Datalounger who infiltrated the MichFest board. Shame on you. It''s funny enough without you posting your fake scenarios over there.
I knew keepitontheREAL was a delightful little prankster when she suggested the abolition of nutloaf. Talk about a rock chucked into a beehive.
I, for one, thought r40''s post was hilarious.
Me too, except it should be signed Jennifer Holliday-Huddaughterwimmin.
Are you required to work if you attend? I''m getting the impression that they want people working which would suck. When I''m on vacation I do not work.
Lord, keepitontheREAL has posted her Elaborate Festival Experience Scenario: [quote]My Defining Festival Experience I will say that her name was Liz. I met her in Crafts. I overheard her discussing a necklace that she liked. So I bought it for her. It was a Crescent Moon. So began the romance. Three days. Passionate sex. We talked, but mostly about me. Little about her.It was her first fest. My second. She was from a small town in Minnesota. She said she had never felt more alive in her life. Never so free. She was older than me. In her late 30s.That Fest ended with a promise. We would exchange no contact information. Rather we would meet the following year at Fest and begin anew. Fest Magic. See You Next August. Tears.The following year I looked for Liz, my heart overflowing with desire and excitement.But I did not find her. I wept.The following year I looked for Liz, refusing to give up hope.But again, I did not find her. I wept.Over the following year I tried to forget her. Her hair. Her smell. The way she laughed.It was late July and I was at my local Wal-Mart, picking up some last minute items for Fest. I was just about finished checking out when I heard a familiar voice.It was Liz.My heart fluttered as I looked up and saw her standing only ten feet away. I opened my mouth to speak but could not make a sound.Suddenly, her eyes locked with mine and I felt overcome with emotion. I wanted to run to her, to embrace her, to tell her that I missed her.But something was wrong. She did not look happy. She looked alarmed at the sight of me.And then I saw why.She was calling out to three children. Not young children either. Teenagers. Clearly her own. They joined her, as did a man - her husband, clearly, and they all hastily made their way out of the store.Overwhelmed, I staggered to my car, placed my purchases in the trunk and began the drive home.A stoplight at a T-intersection. I look to my left. Liz is in the passenger seat of the minivan next to me. Her husband driving, her kids in the back. Her eyes are locked with mine.As my eyes begin to flood with tears, I notice that her hand is dangling from the car window.Hanging from her hand? The Crescent Moon necklace.The light turned green. They turned left and I turned right. I have not seen Liz since.I will look for her again this year.
One of the Fest Action News Reporters, crying as I type
Liz may have dodged a bullet there.
I have to ask: are they really serious about the "no male voices" rule? Jesus.%0D\
And regarding the "non-biodegradeable" shampoo business--who''s gonna police it? Do they do taste-tests or something? %0D\
Lord have mercy. I have lesbian friends who have gone to Fest and they swear this stuff actually occurs. One friend says that in reality all the concerts, activities, etc. are really just a cover for all the drug/alcohol fueled orgies and fucking that goes on for a week.
OK, which one of you bitches is keepitontheREAL? Replying with "THREAD CLOSED" = DLer%0D\
I think keepitontheREAL has a lovely sort of Hemingwayesque style. Which figures.
This thread''s not as fun knowing there''s a troll who''s going over to seed their site with his own bullshit posts.\
I get the impression that KeepitontheREAL is some fat, giggly queen who figures she''s struck gold with her little game.\
It was much more fun when we wouldn''t contaminate their board,but come back here and laugh a out the organic postings.
[quote] "and laugh a out "\
Nice try, r3? Why once a month? I refuse to believe they all synced their periods. Syncing happens, but not like that.
The main poster is hilarious but obviously a troll. Didn''t we agree to leave them be in their natural habitat. God FORBID they decide "this lady is a nutter, we''re not *that* off the reservation are we" and begin to temper their crazy.
I think the point is that KEEPITONTHEREAL was sent via special post from DataLounge.
[quote]I love how keepinitonthereal stirs things up.\
I love how none of the wimmin on the site have no clue that keepitonthereal''s ''cinematic'' fest experience is the plot from "Bridges of Madison County". Some of them have commented on how beautiful and tear-inducing it was.
[quote]Replying with "THREAD CLOSED" = DLer\
Totally. And the poor Michfest dykes have no idea they have a troll in their midst.
So what are these women, Radicalesbians or Separatists?
Michfesters now rally around KIOTR due to "her" defining Michfest moment. This has to be one of you bitches:%0D
My Defining Festival Experience %0D
I will say that her name was Liz. I met her in Crafts. I overheard her discussing a necklace that she liked. So I bought it for her. It was a Crescent Moon. %0D
So began the romance. Three days. Passionate sex. We talked, but mostly about me. Little about her. %0D
It was her first fest. My second. She was from a small town in Minnesota. She said she had never felt more alive in her life. Never so free. She was older than me. In her late 30s. %0D
That Fest ended with a promise. We would exchange no contact information. Rather we would meet the following year at Fest and begin anew. Fest Magic. See You Next August. Tears. %0D
The following year I looked for Liz, my heart overflowing with desire and excitement. %0D
But I did not find her. I wept. %0D
The following year I looked for Liz, refusing to give up hope. %0D
But again, I did not find her. I wept. %0D
Over the following year I tried to forget her. Her hair. Her smell. The way she laughed. %0D
It was late July and I was at my local Wal-Mart, picking up some last minute items for Fest. I was just about finished checking out when I heard a familiar voice. %0D
It was Liz. %0D
My heart fluttered as I looked up and saw her standing only ten feet away. I opened my mouth to speak but could not make a sound. %0D
Suddenly, her eyes locked with mine and I felt overcome with emotion. I wanted to run to her, to embrace her, to tell her that I missed her. %0D
But something was wrong. She did not look happy. She looked alarmed at the sight of me. %0D
And then I saw why. %0D
She was calling out to three children. Not young children either. Teenagers. Clearly her own. They joined her, as did a man - her husband, clearly, and they all hastily made their way out of the store. %0D
Overwhelmed, I staggered to my car, placed my purchases in the trunk and began the drive home. %0D
A stoplight at a T-intersection. I look to my left. Liz is in the passenger seat of the minivan next to me. Her husband driving, her kids in the back. Her eyes are locked with mine. %0D
As my eyes begin to flood with tears, I notice that her hand is dangling from the car window. %0D
Hanging from her hand? The Crescent Moon necklace. %0D
The light turned green. They turned left and I turned right. %0D
I have not seen Liz since. %0D
I will look for her again this year.
R82, you couldn''t even read just a few posts above you?
fest is not a very festive place
I don''t think keepitontheREAL is a troll from DL. I think she''s a real woman who completely misjudged the seriousness with which her posts on this thread would be taken. She was trying to play on old Festie legends (like the one about the biodegradable soap), and thought the hypercontrolling attitude would be recognized as parody and would be appreciated.\
If you look at her posts in other threads, she seems quite normal.
[quote] One friend says that in reality all the concerts, activities, etc. are really just a cover for all the drug/alcohol fueled orgies and fucking that goes on for a week.\
So it''s basically the the lesbian version of the White Party?
I sure hope so. Dykes need to get their freek on, too.
What is a menstrual hut? What goes on there?
It''s like a Bear Run, but with more fur.
Oh dear, Francis thinks she is a litterateur.%0D\
She always gets this way a week before, well, you know.%0D
Do womyn really "fuck," though? I picture lots of boob play, clit licking, and scissoring.
KIOTR just has to be a DL member. I am shocked that nobody on the Michfest board has figured this out yet.%0D\
Yeah, that whole nutloaf/hip cereal thing was funny, but the Wal-Mart Denouement was over the top. Let''s just leave the wimmin to their own devices, they''re much more entertaining that way.
When you refer to an area as "The Land", does it make you an honorary Native American?
Some call it Maize
[quote]I have to ask: are they really serious about the "no male voices" rule? Jesus.\
Christ r68, let''s try it again. That poster, who said that, is a DL member. He/she is trolling over there.
[quote]Do womyn really "fuck," though? I picture lots of boob play, clit licking, and scissoring.\
Are you really THIS ignorant?
I''m asking this in all seriousness instead of my normal bullshit: Are dildos and/or vibrators allowed on the Land?
The Voice of the Night
Yes. Some even wear them walking around. It was discussed in the thread about bringing children to fest.
R96, some women - wimmin- have objected to others wearing strap-ons about the place, but they have most often been objecting to it when there is a chance kids will witness it. But god, can you imagine the grief you would cop from some for having one that looked like an actual cock?
You questions wounds, R98. Do not ask it again. I have stated my boundaries!\
I am telling you HERE, because you are a man and not going THERE.
Dear Goddess, why don''t they just all buy Nova Scotia and go the hell away?
Regardless of whether KIOTR is a DL poster, there is indeed a rule that womyn are not to play male-voiced music on the Land.
[quote]Yes. Some even wear them walking around\
Wouldn''t that mean they were emulating the hateraping patriarchy?\
I honestly think Fest is like a hydra. As soon as I think I have a rule pinned down, two more spring up.
The Voice of the Night
What are the socio-political ramifications of bearing a "strap-on" when frolicking in the woods? Is it rape?
That''s because some are the hardcore festival goers and workers and then there seems to be those very causal ones (majority) that just go. When you have a mix like that, of course one rule is going to spring up 2 more.
Never been, don''t want to
I wonder what the notorious, vagina-cape-clad Sara is planning to wear this year?
Twirl Around the World
Damn, I really need to read my text before I post. Oh well, sorry.
Oh Tasha, I''m a woman but I am not going there as you are batshit crazy and I haven''t read a single thing on the boards about the actual fucking music and it seems an awfully long way to go to listen to whining and workshops.
Actually, was just wondering if they do day passes for those folk who just want to catch the music?
No r109. Whatever day you show up, you must buy a ticket that covers the remainder of the Fest.\
However you can plead poverty and get a reduced rate ticket.
Gynergy is my new favorite word.
All these little girls being dragged out to this vaginafest in the woods by their lesbians moms every year are going to grow up to be cock-hungry Republicans.
Lesbian who has not lost her mind
Bumping per request in the "Please Bump..." thread.
I love this thread. Who knew that the Michfest board was like that - I didn''t. I bow my head in shame as a long time DL lesbian who never ventured into a michfest thread - until I saw this one.
"I wonder what the notorious, vagina-cape-clad Sara is planning to wear this year?"%0D\
Her vagina cape. These wimmen beieve in making their outfits last!
If Mitchfest would get rid of all the New Age control freaks who seem to run the show they''d get a LOT more gals to come.
r41, definitely! If British comics knew about MichFest they would be all over it.
To add... I''m surprised Kathy Griffin hasn''t been all over it yet.
[quote] "All these little girls being dragged out to this vaginafest in the woods by their lesbians moms every year are going to grow up to be cock-hungry Republicans."\
I love R113 because it is so true.
I wonder if Sara the Vagina Cape-Twirler knows that she''s become a DL icon of sorts?
The gender identity debate continues...until AmazonTrader snaps [quote]This is why, in spite of your continual derailing of threads around here, that you get left to dither along in your fabrications with the likes of bredna, a married man who fancies himself a woman but can''t give up the male privileges%0D\
And cicely responds [quote]I didn''t know that as it happens but please don''t start letting the truth get in the way of your character assassinations whatever you do - I might not recognise you. %0D\
Has pointless bitchery made it''s way to the Michfest boards?
Louis Theroux would have had a field day with Michfest.
Well, if he wasn''t a penised person
Here''s one of the Michfest chants: [quote]The earth is a womyn and she will rise %0D\
The earth is a womyn and she will rise %0D\
We all live in her %0D\
We all live in her. . . %0D\
If we''re living in her and she rises, will we fall out?
[quote]You could rent a camper and ''embed'' yourself and post spy reports on DL and we would love you forever.\
One of us gals should go. Or maybe a group of us. We could rent an Air Stream.
One of the Lesbians
This lady's Fest sounds like it's going to be a nightmare!
[quote]I am going with my child, know no one and in two hours I am getting an MRI so I could find out why I can't walk without pain. The tickets came yesterday and at first I was amped and then I realized WTH am I doing?!
I registered with dart but we are camping at the family campground. I have a cpap that I must sleep with every night, I am trying to figure out marine deep cycling batteries. My daughter at 7 is an extremely picky eater, she is also in therapy for anger issues. She is great at school and playdates, but she breaks mirrors and beats up her Dad and has recently started to hurt me. So much anger in a small child. I am in tears trying to get all the equipment together, wondering how I will set up my tent.
Parenting her is so different then her brother who is almost 17.
I am going to bring a little tent for her to have her toys and stuff in. She has camped before but apparently doesn't remember. We are going on a 3 day camp before the fest so hopefully she will be get used to it.
She is excited about playing with the other girls. I hope it stays that way. As for me, I am not asking the Goddess for much, a mostly calm happy week meeting new women and if I can see BETTY, that would be aces. I saw them at the last fest I went to, whenever Limboland came out.
It is so hard sometimes, all that rage in a small cute bundle. 90% of the time she is herself, happy and creating and playing and then she flips out.
She is at her therapist right now, a small break for me!
Rose, take the hint. Sell your tickets and pass the Fest.
^ I dunno -- a little Amazon with food and anger issues sounds like she''d be right at home!
Rose, your daughter stole and sharted on my Vagina Cape. She has not only crossed my boundaries, she has made me attend my croning ceremony sans a colorful celebratory garment. I have a Clitoral Cap, but it isn''t as nice as a Vagina Cape!\
I have reported her to the Fest, and I''m afraid you won''t be invited back.
A little girl who beats up her dad would be a heroine to most Festies. %0D\
Maybe they''ll give her a parade.
Send her to "Brother Sun" with a pair of rusty shears. She will be able to figure the rest out on her own...
[quote]What are the socio-political ramifications of bearing a "strap-on" when frolicking in the woods? Is it rape?\
Oh...I know this one! If it''s not a REPRESENTATIONAL dildo (ie, one that looks like a penis), it''s ok. Like, if it looks like a rabbit or a dolphin or some not-really-phallic, rainbow colored piece of silicon.
Another lesbian who doesn''t like campouts, but prefers camp
[quote] "Oh...I know this one!"
I love R132!
Along those lines, if one gives a blow job to a dildo, who benefits? There''s no happy ending.
Michfest sounds like such an enormous pain in the ass to attend. Every thread on the forum is stuffed with minutiae about schedules, what to pack, and of course rules rules rules.
[quote]Along those lines, if one gives a blow job to a dildo, who benefits? There''s no happy ending.%0D\
I''m telling you now, so that I won''t have to tell you later: that is not a dildo in my womon''s mouth. That is my dick. It may not be a flesh and blood dick, but on a deeply spiritual/mystical level it is indeed my phallus.
And everything has been processed, analyzed, planned, agonized over, and re-examined in excrutiating detail.
A friend just went to one of the Radical Faerie shindigs in Vermont a few weeks ago for the first time. He attended one of their Quaker-style meetings in which the rules and boundaries of the community were debated ad nauseum. %0D\
Feeling that things were being taken just a tad too seriously, he quickly ditched the meetings and just spent his time frolicking in the skinny-dippin'' brook and getting laid in, and I quote him here, "a sea of poppers" and pretty much had a great time.
Welcome to any event put on by lesbians for lesbians, r139. \
I volunteered a major women''s weekend once. Lesbians should have neither walkie talkies, headsets nor clipboards. \
It brings out the worst.
I subscribe to the Indigo Girls on Facebook and today in my newsfeed saw that they announced that they were going to be playing at Michfest. Well, people got up in arms that the IG''s shouldn''t play at a transphobic event. I''m reading all the comments and then I see where some guy says, "Will Nan be there?" Hardest laugh of the day.
Mitchfest could use a takeover by cool party dykes.
Was that deliberate or just a (fitting) typo?
*spits out coffee at work computer*%0D\
R146, your words wound. I am telling you NOW and I will tell you THEN that your post is not in the spirit of The Goddess and Fest. I have stated my boundaries. %0D\
There are many youth-challenged, age-positive wimmin at Fest and they delight in the croning ritual and for you to make fun of that is just so ANTIFEST! Please do not make me state my boundaries again, but I will if you force me to.
Tamblyn Sunshine Coneflower
" "croning ceremony"...Was that deliberate or just a (fitting) typo?"%0D\
Not a typo. When wimmin reach a certain advanced and mystical age, they are delared "crones", meaning wise tribal elders. Achieving "crone-hood" is a big deal. It''s like advancing from Webelos to official Boy Scouts.%0D
Twirling my vagina cape as I type (and that''s not easy)
With all the size-positive wimmin and the heat and humidity, this should be a record year for fromunda cheese, or "yeasties" as some call it.%0D\
Fromunda cheese comes "from unda''" sweaty, moist rolls of skin and can be rather fragrant.
[quote]Not a typo. When wimmin reach a certain advanced and mystical age, they are delared "crones", meaning wise tribal elders. Achieving "crone-hood" is a big deal. It''s like advancing from Webelos to official Boy Scouts.\
Do they get some outward designation, so others can know that the croning has taken place? They could wear a scarlet letter C on their shirt, but (a) that doesn''t work if they''re going topless, and (b) others may think it stands for Cunti, the name of a Hindu goddess.
Crones receive crystal balls (Magic 8 balls), cauldrons, and medicine bags.
Don''t forget about the cheeseball contest.%0D\
They have a contest to see which Festie can shove the most number of cheeseballs under their tits.
"Crones receive crystal balls (Magic 8 balls), cauldrons, and medicine bags."\
Wouldn''t they be better off receiving Restylane?
What would happen if a doctor set up a plastic surgery tent at MichFest?
[quote]What would happen if a doctor set up a plastic surgery tent at MichFest?\
She would be beaten to within an inch of her life.
Have any festies dropped dead of a coronary while there?
Are there any alternate dyke fests? Mitchfest sounds like fun if they could drop the whole wymyn/male patriarchy/new age bullshit and have a buncha fun lesbians with no agenda who just want to party get their groove on.
Well there''s Womens Weekend at the Russian River in Guerneville, CA every year.\
But that''s mostly drinkin'' and passin'' out and having fights.
I''d just like to say that I looked at all the facebook pictures in the link above and many of those women look quite lovely. And I mean it.
I can't be arsed to register in the michfest forums. Has anybody got more insanity pills from the world's foremost crazy dykes?
The forum lacks the craziness of recent years now that the owners have made changes.I wonder where they chat now. Has anyone seen facebook pages or the like for the more ardent festies?
r161: Sounds like a hell of a lot more fun than Michfest!
[quote]There is nothing worse than hearing a man's voice when you are snug in your Fest tent late at night and think you are safe from violence.
So a man's voice is merely heard and these crazy bitches associate it with violence? They have serious issues.
Don't talk about patriarchy underneath the tree that used to be the watermelon tree with anyone else but me, anyone else but me, anyone else but me ...
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