Sunday, December 30, 2018

The Janus Syndrome: 2018-19

Every year about this time, I post about how well I met my goals for the old year and what my goals for the new year will be. (BTW, Janus is the two-faced Roman god who looked both backward and forward, making him the patron of doorways and of the new year, hence January being named for him.)

This year, I decided to go all the way back to the first of these I posted, on the cusp of 2012, and see how many goals I have achieved over the past seven years:

2012 goals:

1. Find that petticoat!

Finally did that this year! I now have a petticoat that works under a number of my knee-length or longer skirts.

2. Get out at least five or six times for a semi-drag "adventure". I need to build my confidence.

Doing this seems further and further from ever happening. I no longer have as much free time as I did.

3. Find an excuse to shave my mustache (hoping a theater role will require it this spring), so I can stop digitally removing it in photos.

Still not happening...doesn't look like it ever will.

4. Experience hypnotic trance. I've concluded this will require a real person as the hypnotist, at least on the phone, as virtual programs and recordings do not seem to work for me.

As you all know, this has finally become reality. thanks to the powers of my Mistress Lola.

5. Meet one of my on-line friends in person.

Still hasn't happened; may never at this point.

Goals for 2013:

2. New wig--short gray

This happened in 2013; it's now my most frequent look.

Goals for 2014 were somewhat limited, because of the possible change in home circumstances in May. However, here are a few:

1. Dress as often as possible, try for at least once a month after April 30.

For the most part, this has been achieved over the years, with a few exceptions, like the past couple of months.

3. Start doing more photo manipulation cartoons.

Yep, doing lots of those now.

My goals for 2015:

2. Never go more than two days without posting something here.

I am now posting every day, sometimes more.

Goals for 2016:

3. Finish a new story as often as possible (every two months?).

Well, I've started writing more lately, thanks to the inspiration from Mistress Lola. There's a story in the works now, but I've hit a roadblock on it; maybe I'll get back to it after January.

4. Start a tumblr page (not sure how it will differ from this blog, but I want to give it a shot).

Done...though it was almost eliminated when tumblr changed their guidelines. I seem to have avoided their censorship for the most part.

Goals for 2017:

2. Post almost every day....with a goal to breaking this year's posting total.

I've done that consistently from year-to-year. This year's total should be 370 posts, more than one a day.

3. Post more unusual the recent one about the psychology of forced feminization.

I continued that on a weekly basis for more than a year, eventually running out of material. See below.

4. Cull the wardrobe of the stuff that doesn't really fit.

I've done some of this, I need to do more.

2018's goals:

Experience trance with Mistress Lola at least four times during the year...hopefully even more!

Actually, we had five sessions together in 2018, for a total of nine since we began in fall of 2017. The next is tentatively planned for mid-January.

My goals for 2019:

1. Stop relying on art so much for posts. I need to start commenting on my own life and my own desires.

2. Find a way to get and obey regular instructions from Mistress Lola, to keep me submissive and feminine as often as possible.

3. Be myself--Pretty Sissy Dani--in mind and spirit, if not in body, whenever possible.

Happy New Year all!

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Happy Christmas to All....

[My annual Christmas greeting, first posted in 2007.]

...and to all a Good Night!" Clement Clark Moore wrote. (And, yes, he did write "Happy Christmas," not "Merry....")

I'll probably not be blogging very much over the next few weeks, so Happy New Year as well. I thought this was an opportunity to thank everybody who has commented here, who has linked to here, who reads here regularly.

And a chance to talk about how I feel about Christmas. I'm with Charles Dickens, who put these words into the mouth of Scrooge's nephew, Fred: "I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round -- apart from the veneration due to its sacred name and origin, if anything belonging to it can be apart from that -- as a good time: a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time: the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow-passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys. And therefore, uncle, though it has never put a scrap of gold or silver in my pocket, I believe that it has done me good, and will do me good; and I say, God bless it!"

There is practically no version of A Christmas Carol that I cannot stand to watch at least once, although I have a favorite--the 1984 TV version starring George C. Scott, which I consider closest to both the spirit and the letter of Dickens' work. I will confess a soft spot for The Muppet Christmas Carol, in part because my kids love it so (despite their being college graduates now).

So I will close this post with the immortal words of Tiny Tim:

God bless us, everyone!

Monday, December 24, 2018

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Rejected by tumblr

As some of you know, I have a tumblr blog where I post art that's slightly different from what I post here. Most of it is art by other artists that I have done my usual comic-book-like captions on. As more of you may know, tumblr recently announced some new content guidelines. That means a few of my postings have been found to fall outside those lines. In order to make them still available, I am creating a special page here to keep them on.

You'll find them on this page. I sincerely hope I never have to add any more to the page.


Monday, December 17, 2018

Still More Archelle

I figured the second one didn't need anything more than the title of Ronnie's book.

Monday, December 10, 2018

More Archelle

Continuing the inspiration from Mistress Lola, here are a couple more of Archie's transformations:

I'll be doing these every Monday until I run out.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Year 11 in Review

As always on the first week of December, I am posting the slideshow of my best photos of the past 12 months. I consider this "Dani's birthday," as it is the anniversary of the first time I had dressed completely after a 30-year hiatus.

Monday, December 3, 2018

The Return of Archelle

In an e-mail over the weekend, Mistress Lola said she wanted to see more of my work transforming Archie Andrews into his feminine self, Archelle. I had stopped doing these mostly because I had run out of material to work from. But, as always, Mistress Lola inspired me and I found some 20 or so images to work with.

These three are the best of what I've come up with so far, the ones that I think will most thrill and please Mistress Lola and all of you. There will be more next week.