Wednesday, November 14, 2007

tlusty, a Maple Leaf that can drive!


WOWSER

How many of you faeries are hockey fans? better yet how many are Toronto Maple Leaf Fans?

I have at last found a reason to cheer for the Leafs! Its Jiri Tlusty.

Tlusty is a 19 year, a Czech born winger with the Toronto Maple Laughs. He has some images he took that have appeared on the internet! He seems to have been having a good time with some boys. The trouble is, Jiri is playing in a professional sports league and these kind of images seem to show him swapping spit with another fabulous looking young man.

Its gets better or worse depending on your viewpoint. He is nude in some pics. Now Jiri is having to deny he is gay. He's not gay or bi he says, and that is the line he has been fed by the Toronto Maple Laughs brass IMHO!

You be the judge...

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

everyone knows your name

Our Canadian Thanksgiving Gatherette was very entertaining. We also had the world showing of the latest boy ricky film. We're getting better every day. Expect more to come...

video

Friday, October 12, 2007

Faeries just wanna have fun...

Faeries everywhere like to party. The Faeries at AKA Amberfox like to party too. These clips compiled into a short film were taken during our High Summer Gathering in August this year!


video

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Making it work

There is a lot of work that goes into a successful gathering. The collage below is from the Canada day Gathering, pictures from Journey!

There are haircuts, washing clothes, hauling water, drying towels, wood gathering, and of course there is the preparation of the ritual fires.

Sometime we have to move an outhouse as we manage to fill a hole every few years!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Plan it NOW: Thanksgiving at AKA Amberfox

Its exciting! We look to have lots of show energy at the Thanksgiving gatherette! The Clarinet playing Canadian cowboy, the infamous Geneva and Shy-Anne and maybe Malibu, the fabulous Andre, a secret performer just back from a stunning crowd pleasing tour of France and Belgium and the always unwaivering stunning talented Shimmer. Add to this the possible cameo appearance of the one and only Chi Chi. And if that is exciting enough to make you rush to The Land we have booked a special appearance of Faerie Lands most unique and dancing master, DJ Ken! I am waiting to hear for certain on a couple more acts! You know who you are, right?

Are you coming? Time is of the essence, avoid all those family stuffing thanksgiving dinners, visitations and after dinner snoring. Come to AKA Amberfox, join in creating community, fun, entertainment unrestricted by the usual thanksgiving dinner crowd. You will find time to be by yourself, wondering and taking in The Land's wonders and spirit. You will be part of a group of fun, respectful men, just like yourself. Join in a heart circle, the remembrance ritual of faeries here and there, give a massage, take one, share and smile!

And just in case you need a reminder let me share what we are all about...

"We are an established and growing circle of gay and queer men centred on The Land aka Amber Fox. We gather to explore gay spirit, nature, ritual, sexuality, to work in fellowship, and to party. We enjoy the unexpected things when we bring together our energy, creativity, talents, and magick. Join us in celebrating and giving to the land that sustains and nurtures our spirits and our lives."

Friday, September 07, 2007

Canadian Thanksgiving Gatherette

Its not far away,

Canadian Thanksgiving Gatherette.
October 5 - 8, 2007

Are you coming for a last chance to gather together on the land this year? Don't miss this chance to join in the faerie frolic and camaraderie only our unique beings can create. The bright moon, the warming sun, the colours of the land, inspire and call us to celebrate together.

The Maple Bush beckons us to make the trek to remember, to recall those faeries we have known, wanted to know, who have left us in body or space.

We will dine together on communally divined veggie meals, culminating with a Thanksgiving feast fit for noble faeries, perhaps even Miss Blue Heron 2007, Pinkie, will share his secrets of success as we enjoy our meal, or Claude will tell us how one can build kitchens that feed faeries at sanctuaries all over, or Shimmer and Journey will lead us in ritual observance, Ken may be inspired to share his magical DJ gift, Geneva is sure to make her famous oatmeal cookies without oatmeal, such wonder!


There's more, what of the Chipper sound of the Canadian Cowboy's Clarinet floating out over the land, howie-sue's sweet musings of this world, and who can mop a floor with the flair of Andre. Then Rob or is it Flower or Spike, whom brings fresh energy, and we have the Eric a Canadian in spirit (Thanks Claude) and the aroma of morning's elixer of life concocted by boy ricky. And a sweet new Italian French faerie boy, Mario.

The gathering will be filled with heart circles, ritual, dancing, singing, playing and times of solitude and putting the land to bed!

Won't you join us?

If you want directions or information email edgeplayer@mindspring.com or boy ricky check the yahoo group listed in the sidebar!

Monday, August 27, 2007

Blue Heron and stuff

Blue Heron Farm is hosting its annual gathering in New York over theLabour Day weekend.

A group from Ottawa is going, so be sure to look for the "official" Amber Fox tent if you're there. If you need more information about the gathering,
contact:
Blue Heron Farm
68 Streeter Rd.
Dekalb, NY 13630


Several people at the High Summer Gathering expressed an interest in attending Blue Heron, including a group from Toronto. Anyone still planning to go....???? So far from Ottawa we have confirmed Ricky,Peaches, and Chip....We're taking one car, but if more would like to join us we can take a second vehicle.

Make plans now and post them to the list!

The next Amber Fox Gathering is our annual Thanksgiving Gatherette, October 5-8. However, if there is enough interest, a "mini-gatherette" known as a Gatheretty, can happened the weekend of September 14-16. Let the list know if you're interested!

Friday, June 22, 2007

What to bring to a gathering

Bring everything you need for summer camping in the woods, including a tent, warm sleeping bag or blankets, pillow, flashlight, bug repellent, sunscreen, and a divine wardrobe suitable for summer weather conditions in which all clothing styles and fashion statements are both optional and encouraged.

This is Ontario, so summer can be cool or really hot. It can rain for days or be days and days under a hot muggy sun. Bringing rain gear and shorts maybe a good idea and remember to leave Geneva's F-ing umbrella alone!

Some indoor space is available but limited in the Departure Lounge.

If you need time to be in your birthday suit, hey what can we say but join some of us.

Bring your drums, your musical instruments, your voice, your art, oils, pastels, water colours, crayons!

Bring alive your talents, energy and desire to live, celebrate and work in community with like-minded gay men.


... or do like me ... Pretend to be a Boy Scout ... Be Prepared!

need some colour?


The green land turns out many more colours





You with the sad eyes
Don't be discouraged

Oh I realize
It's hard to take courage
In a world full of people

You can lose sight of it all
And the darkness inside you
Can make you feel so small

But I see your true colours
Shining through

I see your true colours
And that's why I love you
So don't be afraid to let them show

Your true colours
True colours are beautiful,
Like a rainbow


Show me a smile then,
Don't be unhappy, can't remember
When I last saw you laughing
If this world makes you crazy

And you've taken all you can bear
You call me up
Because you know I'll be there

And I'll see your true colours
Shining through

I see your true colours
And that's why I love you
So don't be
afraid to let them show
Your true colours
True colours are beautiful,
Like a rainbow.

by Cindy Lauper

Gatherette call for Canda Day Weekend!

The Canada Day Weekend Gatherette begins June 29.

*Get it on your mind!*

If you are planning on coming try to let us know, you can email the list or Ken directly at edgeplayer@mindspring.com. That will help us be ready for you. The land is brilliant now and requires our presence there. You can look forward to fabulous and good Fae folks and the experience of being with men who love being men among men. Sauna energy will be high among other things, vegetarian food plentiful, scrumptious desserts, and entertainment should the energy direct us there.

The Maple Bush beckons us to remember all those that have passed through our lives, the MapleTree begs to deliver your wishes, a Ritual Fire lead by Chip and others will be like no other. Improvements made to the gardens ask only for your enjoyment, harvesting wood for the High Summer gathering and the arrival of the new improved mop brigade led by Andre should make it a great gatherette!

Need directions on how to get to The Land, aka Amberfox? Email Ken at edgeplayer@mindspring.com.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Geneva has no equal

I was wondering where our Geneva was on the scale of beautiful girls. Why here she finds no match among this group of a-list wanna be stars... Im sure you agree!


Can you name them all? I expect some of you can, lets see how many you can name. A special gifting will be made at the Canada Day Weekend Gatherette for the ones who can name 20 or more...

Space transporter works

Sometimes the Land has some little ones that need to be somewhere else ...




They dont know how to get away so they need some help...






...and so being good faeries we help them right?!

Some people are meaner but not Faeries, we use these cool super secret space transporters to deliver the little ones to a better home.

Im not sure but it could be Geneva's voice that finds them seeking the transporter or maybe its Howie-Sue's latest outfit that shines too bright for their unprotected eyes.


We are lucky at aka Amberfox because we have super secret space transporters and a lead Faerie who knows just how to use them.

Little things that make you go ahhhh!


The land has sprung too life!


It has used every bit of faerie dust, spread across the land with each step we take.

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Denny sums it up the Victoria Gatherette

Dear fae friends...

Well, I did get up to the gatherette this last weekend--in fact, I got there Fri. aft. and left Tues. aft--fantastic!

As usual, once I got there, I wondered why it had taken me so long to get back to the land there. It truly is a magical place...

Usually, the first gatherette of the season is quite a small one, people-wise.

This one, though, broke an Amber Fox record--attendance peaked at 17 men.

Also, there were 3 lovely younger men from Montreal who had tried to visit last year and finally got there. Their energies were much appreciated and they took to the faes like ducks to water.

I think most folks energies were not at their highest point. There were no fun or interesting activities during the day, excepting food prep and dish washing, (wood gathering, setting the water system up, rehearsing for the follies, prancing in birthday suits, mowing, food shopping, sun worshipping, falling over the rabbits) of course.

Mind you, there was a fire outside the Erection (the communal kitchen/socialzing space) every night, and there were sweat lodges (each) night, as well (in their fabulous wooden sweat lodge).

I figure that, when I'm at an gathering space, there should be a Faeries Follies night and so I suggested that on the Sun. and spent the day rehearsing with folks as keyboard support.

There were 7 performers. The first was Brendan from Montreal who started it off reading some prose that he'd written that day that expressed his new-found feelings about being there and with the Faeries--lovely...

Andre, from Ottawa, did a very tender rendition of a Bob Dylan song. He was bewigged and sat in a rocker and spoke and sung. Lovely!

Then we had a mixture of performers doing songs. Geneva, a Toronto fae, did a heart-rending version of "I Won't Live in a World without Love". His voice is reminiscent of Willie Nelson and I just l
oved it.

Boy R
icky did "One Little, Two Little, Three Little Faeries" to the tune of "One Little, Two Little, Three Little Indians"--very amusing!

Shimmer, from Boston, did "Nowhere To Run", a Motown number that went right over the top in mock hysterics--done in a rock vein!


Geneva's boyfriend, YJ, did a very sweet version of a Louis Armstrong song--"What a Wonderful World", and I ended the show doing three original songs of mine.

The show wasn't too long and there was a fab dessert by Shimmer (pear pie!) that held the audience hostage until the show was over and dessert was served.

Then they were off to the sweat lodge where, I'm told, it got a little frisky on two of three nights.

Ken, the owner of the land, arrived Monday evening and I stayed on later so that I could spend a little time enjoying his company.

Howie-Sue was his usual very entertaining somewhat ascerbic self--it was great to reconnect with him.

Shimmer did
a rune reading for me for which I am truly grateful. (The results were encouraging.)

Otherwise, I did get to chat quite a bit with Boy Ricky who lives in Ottawa and is at Amber Fox quite a bit, particularly, of course, during the good weather.

He is a sweetie-pie and if it was not for his encouragement and help, I might not have made the bus trip schlepp up, fatigued as I was, my back still bothering me, etc. (YJ and Philip a.k.a Geneva were driving back so I got a ride with them--wonderful--and had a more relaxing return than had I had to do the bus thingy again
--thanks!!!!)

I was sad, as usual, for me, to leave and it's been an adjustment being back in the Big Smoke but I come back much refreshed and full
energy to get up there as much as possible this year.

Hopefully, we will be able to get up there more, organize rides, if possible.

For those who haven't been to a gathering, I hope my little description here piques your interest but do remember that the Canada Day gathering will likely have a few more men, as well as lots of fun activities, sharing and, no doubt, at least one ritual.

Denny :)

Gatherette schedule for 2007

Victoria Day Weekend
Friday, May 18 - Monday, May 21

Canada Day Weekend
Friday, June 29 - Monday, July 2

*20th Annual High Summer Gathering*

Saturday, July 28 - Monday, August 6


*Thanksgiving Gatherette*
Friday, October 5 - Monday, October 8

Join us in celebrating and giving to the land that sustains and nurtures our spirits and our lives.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Jesus "Look out"

Breaking news....

The Land, AKAAmberfox: He was an original faerie perhaps, then some PR firm got a hold of him and the message changed a wee bit! Anyway he said he was coming to the Victoria Day Gatherette.

His message to us was not posted to the list as Yahoo doesn't deliver scrolls. The atari was the only computer he could get his hands on. It was buried years ago.

Eventually he found private detective Johnny Germaine, (that's him in a rare candid moment on the Land) and used the Holy Mac to create a video greeting for us all. Sadly his second coming was cut short during filming, when a TTC Bus was on time.

Germaine was there, he says they were filming and he had time to say "Jesus!" The words, "look out"we're too late. "I mean, who expected the bus to be on time," PD Germaine added. "I called" Geneva with the news right away."

Germaine and Geneva, the GG twins, yes they are identical twins. (They both live in Toronto, let Co-ops drive them crazy, are faeries, love the TTC and Spiderman), suggest it maybe fitting to have Queen Vicky say a few words at the gatherette.

Perhaps Shimmer may be able to devise the perfect ritual remembrance (after he makes his Black Magick Cake of course) while The Daddy Chipster builds an appropriate celebration pyre, after a quick visit to the Opportunity shop! The ceremony may be delayed, as you never know when the oil in the car needs to be changed.

More news when details are available!




May Calendar Faerie

May 2007 Calendar Faerie

The Friendly Giant i say...



Some people think all Faeries come with long hair and shimmering gowns.

Not this one, he is the master of funny faces, all things apple and lots of other stuff and he changes the oil in the car lots and the Holder of The Land, AKA Amber Fox

Friday, May 11, 2007

2006 Summer High Tea



From last summers really really big show!



Cabin Fever part one



Cabin Fever part two




The only Shimmer





Run Around Hugh ... What's HowieSue up too?

Thursday, May 10, 2007

News from The Land aka Amber Fox.



I bring you news from The Land aka Amber Fox...

Spring is Here! Spring is Here!

Help celebrate its arrival at Amber Fox, May 18 through to Victoria Day May 21, 2007.
Ancient Saxons celebrated the return of spring with an uproarious festival commemorating the goddess of the dawn and the spring, Eastre (aka Oestre and Ostara).

Let us gather in celebration, spring being a time to sow seed and release passion. The days be brighter and longer, winter a memory. Let us feast and become willing vehicles for Eastre's passion for new life.

Gather your energies and let l
ife burst forth! Dance by the bonfire under the light of a full moon! Be prepared for anything, including a cold and wet Ontario spring.

We have indoor accomodations (and wood heat!) in the Bunkhouse, the Departure Lounge, and the Erection. All are welcome, so bring a friend and let's make some magic!

Please post plans to attend to the list.


Check the blog for news as it develops...

Black Magick Cake

Shimmer has asked if we want his
Black Magick Cake?


Shimmer asks, "If there's interest, I'll bake a chocolate cake. I'm also pondering a non-chocolate dessert."

No pondering required Shimmer...
The best thing about being a Faerie, especially a boy faerie, is that one can have his cake and eat it too!

April 2007 Calendar faerie

April 2007 Calendar faerie

How this was not the first calendar faerie is a mystery. Geneva aka lots of other things, like Diva, Philip, Youpi, Malibu, Shy-Anne and some things that are really cool but i can't say those here or we could lose our blog...Her powers include making oatmeal cookies without oatmeal, awesome pancakes and and a Diva voice only angels should hear cause it makes Cher go crazy!

Here she belts out one of her favourite tunes, "Sleeping Single in a Double Bed," and let me say she beats Barbara Mandrell any day, during last year's edition of the annual High Tea.

She adjusts herself to provide the best there is ...








to an appreciative Faerie gathering, before beginning one of her classics,


"Is it Peace or is it Prozac?"




Thursday, April 26, 2007

March 2007 Calendar faerie



some faeries glow,








some have rouge



others can sing


but only one Faerie can Shimmer and do all that!



PS Shimmer makes the most awesome Chocolate cake!

Mr. Freeze drips away

It was Easter and the last effort of Mr. Freeze barely covers the ground in the Maple Bush!

A single icicle, on the erection, slowly drips, leaving winter and Mr. Freeze behind...











The Tower says "get ready, Victoria Day is coming!"