May 3rd, 2006

Sarah's painting

Welcome to the 21st century (webcams)

Last night I used a webcam for the first time. Well, I'd seen other people on webcams, but I'd never had one aimed at *me* before. The lovely eposia and matt_arnold and I bridged the gap a bit from Michigan to Texas, using her webcam and Matt's (with thanks to Laura for providing same), while also chatting on IM (I was over at Matt's house sharing that camera, if anyone's confused). I guess there was some server trouble or we might have used VOIP as well and had a real video call. The video feed was a little jumpy but on the whole I highly recommend the experience and it seems weird to me (as I thnk about it) that this is the first time I've tried it. All this technology has been around for a while and the cameras are now pretty cheap. And then I started to wonder how many other people have done this...

Have you tried webcam communication?

If so, how was it?

If not, why not?

I've been missing a lot of birthdays this year...

Happy belated birthday, my beloved water brother, vaxjedi (May 2). I celebrate the wholeness of you and take great joy in swapping energy with you in all forms.

Since most of you probably don't know Blade, her'es a quote from him I particularly like:

"Sex is one of the natural results of the real power. Real sexuality isn't a zero sum game, a game of back and forth objectification, or self-gratification using each other's parts. Real sexuality is a celebration of the raw positivity that a human being is capable of."