Hello beautifuls. Mystic Alex here. Obviously. Who else would it be? Santa Claus? Well, maybe… it’s getting to be that time of year. Halloween’s over, Thanksgiving’s not even here yet, but retailers are already selling Christmas decorations and people online are complaining about how it’s still “too soon” … like they do every year.
You ever notice that?
Every year, we do this. Personally, I love Christmas. One of my most favorite holidays. I’ve been caught singing Christmas carols in July. It’s all good with me. Here in America, it’s important to celebrate Thanksgiving… I think. So let’s not completely forget it as we charge forward to all the gift-giving and holiday cheer.
Then again… I have mixed feelings about Thanksgiving. On one hand, yes, it’s great to come together with loved ones, have a nice meal, and share what we’re grateful for. But shouldn’t we be doing that more than once a year anyway? And then there’s the whole “white Europeans spreading disease and stealing land from the Native Americans” thing. Sure, the Europeans had the superior technology, but might doesn’t make right. I love America. Don’t get me wrong. This is a beautiful country. I’ve traveled all over it. I love it. This is home. Despite its many, many problems — past and present.
It’s because I love it so much that I want it to be a better country … for all.
Regardless of race, religion, political affiliation, gender identity, sexual orientation, biological sex, height, weight (yeah, we discriminate on this too), or countless other things. Look, I don’t have any answers. And I’m not in the mood to get political today.
In this post, I just wanted to say hi. On the rest of my website, it’s all fun and fantasy, mystery and mayhem, transformations and secret pleasures. Magic. Adventure. Sexual expression and exploration. An escape from “the real world.” And that’s great. That’s what it’s there for. But I also wanted to talk about, I dunno, “life” too. So that stuff’s here. On my blog.
Read it if you want. Like, comment, share, whatever pleases you.
Today, I just wanted to say hi.
I’m Mystic Alex. A witch who’s quite talented at transformation spells and mind control magic. But I’m also a human person, living in the real world most of the time too. Just like you.
Actually, in my job, I’m in the public’s eye a lot. And in “the real world,” I have to be careful what I say. I have to be careful not to be political or have too strong of an opinion, lest I upset and offend someone. Or worse, it could hurt my career and livelihood too. And not just politics either. But religion. Or any of the other hot-button taboo topics.
Look, I’m not here to convert or influence anyone. I’m not going to change your mind on any of those things. I’m assuming that if you’re on this site and reading this blog, you’re an adult. So you probably figured out who you are and what you believe a long time ago. I’m just gonna share what I think and feel. If you happen to share those thoughts and feelings, awesome. And if not, that’s okay too.
But I’m tired of having to “keep it all in,” staying silent, simply because my career puts me in the public eye often and I have to be professional, reserved, polite, and amiable to everyone. I’m a people person. I love people. It’s all good. I chose this career and I continue to choose to be in it every day. But this blog, on my site, in the secrecy and privacy that is SciFantastica… I have a voice.
I can say what I really think and feel.
That’s the gift of the Internet.
So Happy Holidays. Welcome to SciFantastica. Thanks for reading my blog and buying my stories. I appreciate you.
And I hope that, if you too feel like it’s not safe or wise to really express what you honestly think and feel… I hope that you find a safe and convenient way to let it out too. Maybe it’s just sharing with a friend. Maybe it’s an anonymous blog. Maybe something, anything else. Just something. Some way. I hope you have that.
In today’s America, we have a president who belittles, threatens, and undermines legit, professional, established media and news outlets, simply because he doesn’t like what they’re saying. In today’s America, our culture has become so divided and emotionally charged, that it may not be safe to admit that you’re gay, trans, or non-Christian in certain circles.
You’re safe here.
I promise you that. I may not agree with everything. I may not understand everything. I may not share the same thoughts, desires, feelings, or experiences that you do. But that’s okay. You’re still welcome here. There’s just one rule: give the same safe space and welcoming energy to everyone else here too. You don’t have to agree with, understand, or share anything about them either. But that’s okay.
Beneath our skin, beyond our beliefs, past our genitals… deep down, inside, we all have a soul.
A light. And that makes you special. That makes you valuable.