Some Thoughts on IBLD…


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IBLD Website

Date: December 20, 2018

01) International BOYLOVE DAY

Andrew13 is right…

Girl-Lovers did the smart thing for Alice Day, in picking one specific date and sticking with that…

…But, we are BoyLovers…so, we had to dump on layer after layer of complexity…to the point of ludicrousy…

Speaking as one of the few people to have and maintain an IBLD website…it’s enough of a chore, just having to track down the yearly solstice dates…without having to figure out what Saturday is supposed to go along with it…or whether or not the BoyLove community has figured out how to mash in yet another layer of variation on the rules…

I primarily went back to recognizing IBLD on the solstices, because I got fed up with the fact that they wouldn’t just leave it alone, instead of forcing it to bounce all over the place…

Some thoughts I’ve had in recent times:

1) I don’t like this idea quite so much…but I’ve thought it might be interesting to call it the International BoyLove Festival…starting on the solstice, and ending on the following Saturday…I mean, it’s a great idea [and actually, I love the concept]…but, lets be real…are we really going to fill several days a year with…what?…Just keeping up with one day can be too much work.

2) It’s the 20 year anniversary of IBLD…which means this is a big one…I’d like to say I have a video to commemorate it done…but I’ve only got the barest of notions, on what to do for it…I’ve barely broken ground…and this holiday season is thrashing the hell out of me…It’s not likely to be done by the 21st…Maybe I’ll aim for summer this time…But it feels wrong, not to have it out on the true 20 year anniversary. Been thinking about it and trying to develop something for at least a year.

My health has really been going south the last couple of years…and it’s hard for me to do these kinds of projects anymore…and it frustrates the hell out of me.

3) Again…20 years it’s been…can we finally come up with distinguishing titles, to differentiate the two [summer and winter] observations?

Maybe each can have it’s own theme?…A lot of us do observe both…It would be nice if each one had it’s own focus…We can have as many holidays as we want…We could have one a month, if we wanted…but they should have their own meaning…We shouldn’t be calling four different days a year IBLD…It’s ridiculous…

…This day of observance has gone through so many changes in two decades, it’s almost a parody…and it needs better structure…provided anybody is taking it seriously, that is.

I don’t like the idea of doing anything unilaterally with IBLD…but if the broader community doesn’t do it…then I am going to slap some sort of name onto the summer and winter solstice…even if it only applies to my own website…Because it’s a great idea, and it distinguishes them.

…Think I’ll call one Bob…and the other Sue…

…Just kidding about that…I have a vague idea or two…not sure they’re good enough…or we could call one Zeus…and the other one Ganymede…I suppose…That’s kind of goofy, too…or maybe it’s good…

…I’m not usually up this late anymore [It was past 6 AM when I wrote this]…and I’m really feeling light headed…and hoping this post isn’t coming off too ornery…It wasn’t meant to be…

I’m about ready to observe the classic and original IBLD…and it feels like everything is just bottlenecking on me.

Reading this thread…it’s like a thing or two was taken straight out of my own thoughts, especially over the last few weeks.

It seems like everybody just does whatever they want…and there is no real “day”, anymore…which kind of kills the whole idea behind it.

Maybe it’s time for a reboot of IBLD, so we can all get back on the same page?…reintroduce simplicity into IBLD?

At this point…I would not even care if it was a radical reboot, abandoning the solstices, and picking a neutral time of year…in the spring or fall…[away from major holidays]…

…I love the fall…so long as there’s a soft landing… 😉

Good night!

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