Maxine's Journal

Adventures of the Polka-Dotted One

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[sticky post]Welcome to my world
I'm posting this entry for the edification of new readers, as a flag to my important posts (at least the ones important to me), and a map of my world.

My name's Maxine Green. I'm an artist and illustrator by trade, polyamorous (and many other things) by nature, a scientist at heart, and an activist by accident.

My introductory post is here: Butterfly

A continuing series of scribblings about the things that are important to me:
Defining My Terms: 1. Bisexuality
Defining my Terms 2: Polyamory
Defining my Terms 3: Kink
Defining My Terms 4: Radical Agnostic
(because not everything is about sex)
Some More Definitions
Recipe for the Good Life
Defining My Terms: On Gender.

Original Essays/Articles:

SAMOTURE - or This is What an Activist Looks Like (2009-10-01)
Bisexuality & Statistics: Twice as many dates? (2010-07-16)
Secret Loves (why they suck) (2010-06-10)
The Emanixine Creed (2010-10-03)
The big, beautiful shiny rainbow of kink (A.K.A. there's no One True Way) (2011-04-25)
On hierarchies, relationships and cat ownership. (March 9th, 2013)
On how touching someone without asking is assault. EVEN IF THEY LIKED IT. (October 17th, 2012)
I Am Not Here For Your Entertainment. (The Story) (October 25th, 2011)
Self-Evident Epiphanies - Human Beings. (January 30th, 2011)
Hi, I'm poly and I don't exist. (August 1st, 2010)
Polyamory and Statistics, or “Why haven't we found 'our third' yet?” (September 8th, 2014)
Polyamory: Not just many lovers, but many KINDS of love. (March 4th, 2015)
More on Poly and the Media: Diversity Vs. Representation (October 25th, 2015)
From the Archives --- Activism: The Incurable Bug (Originally published on Polytical.org) (December 29th, 2015)
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Bicon Follow-Up - Poly 201 responses. (2010-09-05)
Bicon Follow-Up 2 - Recipe for Aloe-based Lube (2010-09-05)
Bicon Follow-Up 3 - SM/Breathplay, with link to Jay Wiseman's Essays (2010-09-05)
How to Be Trans-friendly and Subvert Crummy Gender Roles at the Same Time, in Five Easy Steps! (2010-04-07)
Legal Prostitutes Have HALF the Infection Rate of 'Straight' Population (2010-07-12)
'The Bastards! - A sympathetic technique for relationship harmony.' (September 27th, 2013)
More Bad Science - Contraception and Statistics. (a.k.a. Implanon Implants: They're Fine.) (January 9th, 2011)
Pharmacologist cookery, or 'what I cook when I have a cold'. :) (July 12th, 2015)
So You Want To Interview Polyamorous People? (October 1st, 2015)
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Some more "Me Manual" stuff:

Let's Only Date Grown-ups. (June 8th, 2012)
Form Letter (Response to idiots sending me form letters on dating sites and social networks) (October 23rd, 2013)
On Pain, Punishment and Perverse Incentives (February 3rd, 2012)
One from the Archives: Why I Love Techies. (November 21st, 2014 (Original, 2007))
The Penis Size Rant (September 18th, 2014)
Why My House is a Christmas Free Zone. (December 15th, 2014)
Height is Power (November 3rd, 2015)
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No doubt I'll edit this further as new things occur to me, and as my essay series grows.

In the meantime, enjoy!



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Hello! I hope this isn't a bad post to come and say hi, but I just wanted to let you know that I've "friended" you. I'll see you around :-)

Added you as a friend after reading your extremely well written definitions. I found your journal through smescrater. I hope to read more!

Cheers! I hope you enjoy! :)

Hello I would also like to add you as a friend. I'm a small female Alex and we met at a rather fabulous party at Kings Lynn. Hope that clues you into who I am!

Ooh, made a penny drop - I've seen your name pop up in other people's LJ comment threads and found your responses interesting and perceptive. Great stuff! Very cool now to know who you are! :)

Hey - met you earlier, found you attractive in a number of ways, so decided to add you. Obviously. *grin* Nice polka-dots, by the way. ;D

Another body who's found you via smescrater - already commented on the radical agnostic post. Thanks for improving the signal-to-noise ratio on the Internet.

I see that I never replied to this, but that is an awesome compliment and has made me smile several times already when I come back to this post for various reasons. Belated thanks!

Hi there! found you via twitter (where I am 'slowlyunfolding') and added you on LJ since you are interesting & funny & smart.

Why thankyou, and welcome to my journal. :)


Activist by accident? Gosh, I know that feeling! Never meant to be here, never read your writings (but will today), but am "accidentally" thrown into the role of "believer" in the midst of Christian fundamentalists. Having been "found out," i am both miserable and - yet (secretly) hoping others will somehow see past their "training" and realize love is where we find it. Why are labels more important than people?

Well hi, and welcome. I hope you enjoy and/or find my writings useful.

You put you LJ ID on the uk-poly list & you are obviously a thinker so I have friended you.

I have 2 partners, but only out to my partners, my son and a few friends so far. I too am a geek, ambidextrous, agnostic and drink copious amounts of tea, so we have a few things in common.

guest writer

I love it, I would love for you to be a guest writer on my blog sometime, let me know.

Why thankyou! Though it would be easier to figure out if I was up for that if you hadn't commented anonymously! :)

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Looks fine to me. Where does it stop?

I just read your wonderful rant on the UK Poly list.

Wonderful, articulate and admirably restrained. Thank you for writing it.

Awww, thankyou! Finding this comment made my day! Glad someone appreciated it, at least!

I suspect that the ones who'll appreciate it are the ones who have no wish to engage with the more vocal members of the list. A group in which I am sad to say I include myself.

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