Sorry if this is posted in the wrong place on this forum...

queercatholic's picture

Hi guys!

So I JUST signed up here. I found this site cortesy of Google just tonight so it will take me a bit to find my way around here. As my username suggests, I am indeed female and Catholic. I am 17 years old and I am looking for just support because I hardly have any. I am only out to a few people- and EVEN FEWER supportive people! Hoping to get some responses and support. I just recently began to realize I was a lesbian in the last few months. I am still getting used to calling myself a lesbian so hopefully coming on here and starting to identify myself as such will help me get used to it ;-)

Ciao!

5thstory's picture

Hello and welcome to Oasis.

Hello and welcome to Oasis. I'm sure you'll enjoy this place, everyone's nice and supportive, and once you're capable to forget a little drama soon, a very tranquil place. I guess. Oh well, anyway, you'll have a blast.

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

bulldyke's picture

hey, welcome to oasis!! :D

hey, welcome to oasis!! :D we rock here, lol.

and yeah, it's just a really supportive, kind place. we've been having a bit of drama lately, but for the most part, it's just a cool, calm place. hehe

you'll get to know a few of the people as you write here more, but Pat's the best, he's our guru/wizard. :P *love you pat!!* haha, jeff's the site manager/creater, so if you have any problems, e-mail or PM him...adam's our resident perv/play boy, but he's really sweet, too, so don't be offended :P. there's lots of other awesome people too, but i'm not gonna try to list them all, lol.

so yeah...PM me if you ever want to chat, or if you have any questions (about the site, or life in general, or just whatever). :)

EDIT: i've been chastised for not mentioning JMY, who is our resident uber cute femme :D lol, so now she is duely mentioned, and i MIGHT be forgiven :P

Bulldyke
"As my mother always said, there's nothing that says 'stay out of my airspace' quite like a couple of F-18s." ~Rachel Maddow

jmy's picture

Your forgiven now :) It is

Your forgiven now :)

It is thyself, mine own self's better part;
Mine eye's clear eye, my dear heart's dearer heart;
My food, my fortune, and my sweet hope's aim,
My sole earth's heaven, and my heaven's claim.
-William Shakespeare, The Comedy Of Errors

Nanook's picture

you're a female?

you're a female? Seriously?

Ugh, I really need to stop assuming that everyone has a cock in between their legs.

jmy's picture

Im as female as it comes.

Im as female as it comes.

It is thyself, mine own self's better part;
Mine eye's clear eye, my dear heart's dearer heart;
My food, my fortune, and my sweet hope's aim,
My sole earth's heaven, and my heaven's claim.
-William Shakespeare, The Comedy Of Errors

bulldyke's picture

YAY!!! lol and nanook....how

YAY!!! lol

and nanook....how did you not know that jmy's a girl?? she's the mother of my children!!! of our little cute rubber ducky children one of whom you are a godfather of!!! lol

:P

Bulldyke
"As my mother always said, there's nothing that says 'stay out of my airspace' quite like a couple of F-18s." ~Rachel Maddow

jmy's picture

I thought my girliness could

I thought my girliness could be seen from space,
apparently not.
Maybe i should make an announcment...

It is thyself, mine own self's better part;
Mine eye's clear eye, my dear heart's dearer heart;
My food, my fortune, and my sweet hope's aim,
My sole earth's heaven, and my heaven's claim.
-William Shakespeare, The Comedy Of Errors

bulldyke's picture

LOL yes, people in space

LOL yes, people in space stations can see the Great Wall of China, and JMY's FEMMENESS!!!! lol

:P

Bulldyke
"As my mother always said, there's nothing that says 'stay out of my airspace' quite like a couple of F-18s." ~Rachel Maddow

jeff's picture

Welcome...

This is as fine a place as any for an intro and welcoming...

Typically the forum is where you post stuff you want everyone to weigh in on, ask questions, etc.

A journal is more like posts about your day, life, etc. And then people will comment on those as well.

---
"People who are happy are slugs... They do not move the human race forward."
-- Camille Paglia, on Oasis

jmy's picture

Hey there, Welcome to

Hey there,
Welcome to Oasis,
Its great to have you!
You've definitly come to the right place,
no problem or question is to big or too small here,
Look foreward to reading more of your entries!

It is thyself, mine own self's better part;
Mine eye's clear eye, my dear heart's dearer heart;
My food, my fortune, and my sweet hope's aim,
My sole earth's heaven, and my heaven's claim.
-William Shakespeare, The Comedy Of Errors

the ghost's picture

Welcome to Oasis =] It is

Welcome to Oasis =]
It is fun here!

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

Nanook's picture

There aren't rules on this

There aren't rules on this site, so you can post anywhereee you please XD

Welcome.

Peregrine's picture

don't worry. we are not as

don't worry. we are not as bad as a horde of demons, just watch out for adam on most days. and me on my bad days.

Necromancy---- This is NOT what your mother meant when she told you to go out and "make some friends!"

patnelsonchilds's picture

WELCOME

Welcome. Glad to have you with us. Just think of us as a big queer island, with gay guards and gay rotweilers to keep the tourists and homophobes away.

The hearts and flowers committee (and Nanook, who just kind of stumbles around) seems to have covered everything. I weigh in on pretty much anything and everything, though I tend to stay quiet on the "I'm crushing on my straight best friend" posts. I find those are best left to our younger members.

_________________________________

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

Peregrine's picture

HEY HEY HEY HEY!!!!! I AM

HEY HEY HEY HEY!!!!! I AM NOT ON THE HEARTS AND FLOWERS COMITEE!!!!! i am the leader of the skull and cross bones comitee, owner of the gaurd dogs!!!!!!

Necromancy---- This is NOT what your mother meant when she told you to go out and "make some friends!"

bulldyke's picture

ROFLMAO!!!!!!!!!!!! oh pat,

ROFLMAO!!!!!!!!!!!! oh pat, i LOVE you!!!!!!!!! :D :D :D

although.....is my dyke status in any danger for being on the hearts and flowers committee??? cause i feel kinda un-dykish just thinking about being on such a girlish thing!! best leave such things to teh femmes and fags, that's what i say :P

Bulldyke
"As my mother always said, there's nothing that says 'stay out of my airspace' quite like a couple of F-18s." ~Rachel Maddow

jmy's picture

:O ARE you stereotyping!! It

:O ARE you stereotyping!!

It is thyself, mine own self's better part;
Mine eye's clear eye, my dear heart's dearer heart;
My food, my fortune, and my sweet hope's aim,
My sole earth's heaven, and my heaven's claim.
-William Shakespeare, The Comedy Of Errors

bulldyke's picture

haha, whaaaaaat???? lol, i

haha, whaaaaaat????

lol, i shall resolve to create a Nuts and Bolts committee for us dykes and you manly boys :P and we shall build beautiful things, and a big ol' welcoming sign for the hearts and flowers committee :D

Bulldyke
"As my mother always said, there's nothing that says 'stay out of my airspace' quite like a couple of F-18s." ~Rachel Maddow

Nanook's picture

Hey, stfu, I was on break

Hey, stfu, I was on break okay. I have to get those pretty often you know. You don't want me to get glaucoma, do you?

fox333's picture

i wanna be part of the

i wanna be part of the hearts and flowers committe!
*hearts* and *flowers*
oh and *hugs*
welcome!

gaynow's picture

Candy committee? Yes please?

Candy committee? Yes please? ::throws out candy to all::
...::from a sack on her back::
...::dressed in red and white with a long white beard and a jolly belly::

Oh dear. I seem to have turned into Santa. Well, welcome to Oasis!!!

Megan: "Cheers are supposed to be simple, make people feel good."
Graham: "Cheers make girls do stupid cartwheels. Orgasms make people feel good."
-But I'm a Cheerleader

queercatholic's picture

So there MUST be a LOT of ACTIVE members on here eh?!?

Woah wow! There MUST be a LOT of ACTIVE members whom are frequently on here, eh?!?!

5thstory and bulldyke mentioned something about drama that happened previous to my arrival on this queer island (haha I LOVE that, thanks, — patnelsonchilds!). May I enquire about what that drama was all about? I would like someone to elaborate on that please. What is the hearts and flowers committee?
jmy, so glad that you said "no problem or question is to big or too small here" because BOY oh BOY do I have a LOT of questions about being a lesbian, and stuff that is related to homosexuality.

How many members are on here approx. and what is the general age range too? Where are most people from on this great planet we live on?

bulldyke, just as a quick question, you and jmy are partners right? And nanook is the godfather of your child? Cool, I hope I understood that right- gettin' tuh know a few of the users already!

gaynow's picture

Hehe. I'm sure I'll

Hehe. I'm sure I'll simultaneous-respond with someone else, but: yes, we've got quite a few active members on here. This is a very good place, and we all love each other and it's awesome and great. The drama stemmed from lots of depression and suicidal thoughts and some inter-member anger (I believe...?) going on all at the same time, but I think (hope) that we're on our way out of that. But, this remains a place where you can come for help, no matter how big or small your issue is. We're always ready to promote the homosexual agenda! Er, um, give advice....

Hearts and flowers committee is just that, we tend to be very enthusiastic about welcoming new members, as I'm sure you've seen ^^ I couldn't answer the approximate number question, but I can venture that our membership is concentrated in ages 13-18 with a few people below the bottom of the range and quite a few in late teens/early twenties, and a couple awesome-type adults (read: Pat and Jeff) hanging around.

Basically, it's a good place. ^^

Megan: "Cheers are supposed to be simple, make people feel good."
Graham: "Cheers make girls do stupid cartwheels. Orgasms make people feel good."
-But I'm a Cheerleader

bulldyke's picture

:D :D :D okay, to answer

:D :D :D okay, to answer your last question first, jmy and i AREN'T partners, we're friends. :P she lives in australia, and i'm in the states. LOL pretty much, we had this running joke about this dream she had, about me one night :P. long story short (and i think she's giving you a link to the forum, lol) she 'gave birth' to our rubber ducky children, and named a bunch of people godparents/aunts/uncles/grandparents. LOL it was really funny!!! haha, but yeah, we're just friends :P who play scrabble online a lot.

OOH!!! and if you have Yahoo Messenger, get my screen name from my profile and send me a friend invite.....JMY and I and a few others play truth or dare online a lot, and it's HELLA fun!!

a lot of people here are from the states (like me, lol), but we've got a lot from canada, too. :P JMY and Uncertain and i think a few others call in from Australia/New Zealand...Adam's in Israel....so we're all over :P

and what JMY said about questions is SO true. some people here have what seems like HUGE issues, but don't worry about that. those of us who can, help them out, but don't ever feel like you're stuff is too trivial to post. :)

the drama....it's a bit complicated, but to sum it up, a frightening number of people on here got suicidal, all at the same time. and it was pretty freaky, cause, as JMY pointed out, we're like family. right now, it seems as though that is settling down a bit, and we're getting back to....as normal as we ever get :P.

the ages range from 12/13ish, to middle age (pat and jeff, mostly i think). most of us are anywhere from 13 to 25ish. but however old you are, we'd love to have you on here. :D

Bulldyke
"As my mother always said, there's nothing that says 'stay out of my airspace' quite like a couple of F-18s." ~Rachel Maddow

jmy's picture

haha, well no, we're not

haha, well no, we're not partners, we live on opposite sides of the world, we're just good friends.
but because of a sexual dream,
we gave birth to beautiful RUBBER DUCKIE children,
they are the oasis children and everyone knows about them,

lol.

It is thyself, mine own self's better part;
Mine eye's clear eye, my dear heart's dearer heart;
My food, my fortune, and my sweet hope's aim,
My sole earth's heaven, and my heaven's claim.
-William Shakespeare, The Comedy Of Errors

jmy's picture

http://www.oasisjournals.com/

http://www.oasisjournals.com/2009/02/meet-the-children-of-jmy-and-bulldy...

that may bring you up to speed.

It is thyself, mine own self's better part;
Mine eye's clear eye, my dear heart's dearer heart;
My food, my fortune, and my sweet hope's aim,
My sole earth's heaven, and my heaven's claim.
-William Shakespeare, The Comedy Of Errors

patnelsonchilds's picture

The Hearts and Flowers

The Hearts and Flowers committee is me being a smartass, but now we'll probably wind up with one, as people tend to run with that sort of thing here.

As to the drama, just go back through the journals and forums of the past couple of weeks and you'll find it all.

The age ranges from about 12 to 20-something, with a few oldtimers like Jeff and me thrown in to give sage advice and wit.

Don't let Shadow fool you. He's president of the Hearts and Flowers Committee.

_________________________________

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

queercatholic's picture

"We're always ready to

"We're always ready to promote the homosexual agenda! Er, um, give advice...."- HAHA! Most of the people I know (ESPECIALLY) within the church DON'T understand that homo/bisexuality is JUST as normal as heterosexuality and I find it strange how many people throw the term "homosexual agenda" around- it SERIOUSLY pisses me off actually, SERIOUSLY!!!!!! I often feel REALLY alone and I deal with overwhelming feelings of anger, guilt and shame in relation to my homosexuality. However, I have learned to deal with these feelings and they have not grown into suicidal thinking as I KNOW there is a bigger world out there than the oppressive, prejudice Catholic one that I live in right now.

So, I can write in my journal and people will respond to what I've written, is that how it works? I'd like to introduce myself more there. Yeah, I think I'll do that. See yah there my fellow queer peepz ;-)

WantsOut's picture

WELCOME! Haha, I'm Tim, and

WELCOME!

Haha, I'm Tim, and I may be protestant (And hateful towards the establishment of church... Though I believe and all that Jazz *Duh dah BAH!*) But I think Catholism is fun (And fun to make jokes of.. but I won't because that might be offensive.)

Just to introduce me, I'm Tim, Pat's son, and I live in good ol' FL.

I hate it here.

Anywho, I'm bi (But I only think of myself as gay) and I am paranoid, an occasional asshole, loving, sweet, gothish, and obssessed with Jamie Campbell Bower *Kisses Jamie picture*.

Welcome to Oasis, you wil enjoy it.

Oh, yeah, I forgot to mention, I rule North America with an iron (And whimsical) fist.

I'm the fairy emperor of North America (Despite what everyone sayss... Theyy're all out to get me). *Shifty eyes*

Welcome home, honey! *Bigsmiletwothumbsup*

~~~~~~~~~~~~

Your love is poison,
Arsenic,
and I wanna drink it all

patnelsonchilds's picture

Just to be clear...I did not

Just to be clear...I did not actually father Tim. My fathering equipment is strictly "for men only". Unfortunately, Timmy was dropped on his head at a very tender age, and so I try my best to care for him now. He's kept in a cage not out of cruelty, but out of love.

_________________________________

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

queercatholic's picture

Do a bunch of the members actually know one another in person?

I'm gettin' a bit confused here. pnc, the reference you just made about not fathering Tim confused me a bit. "Timmy was dropped on his head at a very tender age, and so I try my best to care for him now." Do you know him in real life, patnelsonchilds?

patnelsonchilds's picture

No, I don't. He lives in

No, I don't. He lives in Florida and I live in Michigan, and we've never met in person, but he's kind of like my unofficial foster child. Because I am an adult, I have strict rules about the level of personal contact I have with anyone under 18. Online only, unless I'm at a public event like a book-signing, of course. Since I don't really do book signings right now, though, that situation has never come up.

Here on Oasis, however, I love all of you equally...

...right Tim?

*smacks Tim around a bit, just to make the point*

_________________________________

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

WantsOut's picture

No, but Pat's my daddy

No, but Pat's my daddy anyways! ^_^

And I was not dropped on my head, he was kidding.

~~~~~~~~~~~~

What's my name, What's my name?

Hold the S because I am an Ain't

-Mailyn Manson, (S)aint

patnelsonchilds's picture

Tim, I love you to pieces,

Tim, I love you to pieces, but be careful about the "daddy" stuff, okay? I've been trying for years now to foster the idea that older gay men can be safe, nurturing role models for GLBT kids, and those kinds of comments can be easily misinterpreted and misused by those who don't like that idea. Remember, this site is very public and Google-able.

_________________________________

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

bulldyke's picture

haha, i think we've confused

haha, i think we've confused the new girl enough, eh? lol

*hugs* LesChath. :P don't worry, you'll get the hang of it. not many people know each other in 'real' life, but we all spend so much time together that we're kinda like family. :)

Bulldyke
"As my mother always said, there's nothing that says 'stay out of my airspace' quite like a couple of F-18s." ~Rachel Maddow

WantsOut's picture

Damn. Stupiid anti-gay

Damn. Stupiid anti-gay bigots... Okay, Old Man From Karate Kid, I can stop calling you dad.

~~~~~~~~~~~~

What's my name, What's my name?

*Breathing noises*

Hold the S because I am an Ain't

-Marilyn Manson, (S)aint

Adam A's picture

meow

HELLllllOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooo!!!!!
DO yOu LiKE pIlLowS?!?!
I dO cOz iM nOT aLlOWed aNytHinG HarD!!!

AHEM....
welcome, dear madame, to Oasia, I am Adam, you can call me...Adam...or Queen Elizabeth...which ever floats your boat darling, i'm here to please ;)

Oh, do have fun in our little corner of cyberspace...there's lots of love here, and support, and other things like beastiality and inter-species childbirth....you will see in time.

Im Jewish, but I went to a private Catholic school, do you girls have to wear those hideous skirts too? OOOh and im 21....which makes me an oldie over here. You met Pat, he's my bestie, Bulldyke, Uncertain, Tim (wantsout), Jmy, Jeff, Hellonwheels and quite a lot of others are my good and very SEXY friends. I don't think you met ferrets yet but you will he's fucking awesome too, and regretshouldnotexist and a great many others. post plenty and feel free to chime into any other person's posts...that's what we're here for.

toodles ferret skirt chaser.

bulldyke's picture

oh adam...you'll just

oh adam...you'll just confuse the poor girl more. :P

but i love you, silly boy :P

oh, and LesChath, DON'T tell us if you wear those skirts, lol. you'll have every dyke on here (minus myself, of course, cause i'm spoken for...but then again, my sweetie wears adorable skirts too...) all over you :P

haha, not helping, am i?

Bulldyke
"As my mother always said, there's nothing that says 'stay out of my airspace' quite like a couple of F-18s." ~Rachel Maddow

patnelsonchilds's picture

Yeah...

I suppose we should try to avoid getting off onto our wild, insane tangents while in the middle of welcoming someone new, but then again, they might as well know right away what they're letting themselves in for. lol.

_________________________________

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

queercatholic's picture

Adam, pffftt who are YOU to

Adam, pffftt who are YOU to say what's hideous...you're a guy ;-P

"oh, and LesChath, DON'T tell us if you wear those skirts, lol. you'll have every dyke on here (minus myself, of course, cause i'm spoken for...but then again, my sweetie wears adorable skirts too...) all over you :P"- HAHA! Well...I will say that I don't go to a Catholic school, but I DO have a short plaid skirt which I often wear!

Adam A's picture

meow

HAHAHAHA I LIKE HER SHE'S PERKY! i shall name you "perks"
oh and fuck you! i'm waay hot! :P

i think you'll fit right in babe! xoxox

WantsOut's picture

This is just classic Adam

This is just classic Adam it's why I love him.

And you have a plaid skirt, Adam? Do you happen to have a dress to borrow?

~~~~~~~~~~~~

What's my name, What's my name?

*Breathing noises*

Hold the S because I am an Ain't

-Marilyn Manson, (S)aint