Welcome to the "Otherspect" discussion forum! Make yourself at home :-)
I decided to call it "Otherspect" (a combination of the words “other” and “perspective”) because each person on Earth (and elsewhere, hehe) has a uniquely wonderful and ever-changing window on the world; we all differ in how we look at things. That’s exciting, as it means each of us has something interesting and valuable — some other “spect”, if you will — to add to this ongoing conversation called existence.
So dive on in, and let’s celebrate and honour both our similarities and our differences :-)
Please note: This is meant to be a safe, welcoming forum in which people of all sorts can relax, have a good time, and converse freely about a variety of topics (including but not limited to my weekly/fortnightly "Beyond Language's Reach" or "Spinning Yarn"journal entries), without fear of being attacked or made to feel inferior, unwelcome, etc etc. I am not at all opposed to serious discussion of serious topics; in fact, I encourage it (even though life has taught me to try to temper seriousness with frequent doses of down-to-Earth love and humor!) -- but please please please, let's all be kind to each other. The world has enough ugliness already; there's no need for us to add to it! Thank you, and enjoy the forum :-)
Also, this site is still fairly new, so please bear with me while I finish setting things up and ironing out the kinks. If you have any issues or questions or feedback, feel free to either ask them in the "Having trouble? Ask your questions here" thread, or communicate them to me directly by creating a private discussion with me thusly: From the main discussion forum / menu, click “private discussions” on the left or at the top, depending on your device, and then click “new private discussion”, and then enter my name (“gaines”); it works like a private message, which only the recipient and sender can see. Thanks!