Outing Ourselves

Anonymous's picture

Just a bit of 411 for the community at large -

We've decided to come out of the closet instead of trying to cover it up, which would never work anyway. Besides, many of you already know. So here it is:

Commander147's real name is Jon, not Henry. Anyone who has read my recent posts (who doesn't already know) will know what that means. I don't want to make a big production out of it. I already did that with my "explosion of happiness" post, which I probably shouldn't have done, but too late now. I just don't want anyone to think it's some sort of scandalous secret, cuz it ain't. So there you have it.

Hugs,
Pat

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Icarus's picture

OMG! i remember him! *feels

OMG! i remember him!

*feels informed*

:D

"She's Trouble with a capital T, that rhymes with P, that stands for Pussy."

jeff's picture

Oasis...

... is OK with inter-generational couples as long as the younger half is over 18 and consenting. :-)

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patnelsonchilds's picture

Indeed. Jon was 19 when we

Indeed. Jon was 19 when we met. Further, I never was in a position as mentor or advisor to him, and other than our first exchange, our entire relationship developed off-site. All these things were taken into consideration as things progressed.

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- Pat Nelson Childs
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jeff's picture

hehe...

I just like typing inter-generational.

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patnelsonchilds's picture

Bastard! ____________________

Bastard!

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- Pat Nelson Childs
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jeff's picture

Historical precedent...

"'The Love that dare not speak its name' in this century is such a great affection of an elder for a younger man as there was between David and Jonathan, such as Plato made the very basis of his philosophy, and such as you find in the sonnets of Michelangelo and Shakespeare. It is that deep, spiritual affection that is as pure as it is perfect. It dictates and pervades great works of art like those of Shakespeare and Michelangelo, and those two letters of mine, such as they are. It is in this century misunderstood, so much misunderstood that it may be described as the "Love that dare not speak its name," and on account of it I am placed where I am now. It is beautiful, it is fine, it is the noblest form of affection. There is nothing unnatural about it. It is intellectual, and it repeatedly exists between an elder and a younger man, when the elder man has intellect, and the younger man has all the joy, hope and glamour of life before him. That it should be so the world does not understand. The world mocks at it and sometimes puts one in the pillory for it."

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patnelsonchilds's picture

Heh...thanks. Sounds like

Heh...thanks. Sounds like Oscar Wilde? In any case, it reminded me of the poem by Lord Alfred, which I just posted.

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- Pat Nelson Childs
"bringing strong gay & lesbian characters to Sci-Fi & Fantasy"

Lehcure's picture

That's awesome :D. go you!!

That's awesome :D. go you!! :P

centerfielder08's picture

Wait...I'm a bit lost...what

Wait...I'm a bit lost...what happened?

patnelsonchilds's picture

Eli, I'm just adding some

Eli, I'm just adding some intrigue to the revelation that Jon, my boyfriend, is Commander147. ;)

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- Pat Nelson Childs
"bringing strong gay & lesbian characters to Sci-Fi & Fantasy"

the ghost's picture

I remember him! I hope

I remember him! I hope things go well for you =]

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent-Eleanor Roosevelt

5thstory's picture

Good luck Pat! " . . . The

Good luck Pat!

" . . . The sun does not shine upon this fair earth to meet frowning eyes, depend upon it." Charles Dickens

commander147's picture

wow people actually remember

wow people actually remember me.... scary.....

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patnelsonchilds's picture

Of course they remember you,

Of course they remember you, honey. Your posts always made their ears bleed.

I still say you look 14 in that picture. xoxo

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- Pat Nelson Childs
"bringing strong gay & lesbian characters to Sci-Fi & Fantasy"

centerfielder08's picture

Ah, I see, I see!! Exciting

Ah, I see, I see!! Exciting news!
-Eli