Greetings everybody, I hope I find you well.
First, an explanation! With regards to where I have been, specifically - as some of you may know already from my Twitter feed (if you do not follow me at the moment I encourage you to do so) my partner and I have been travelling around visiting family and friends and telling them the good news of our pregnancy. My partner in particular has many siblings spread throughout the country and as such we have stayed in a variety of places over the last few weeks. The news has been well-received and we have been warmly congratulated, much to our delight.
Secondly, an update on my partner's progress - she is currently doing very well. She is full of life and vigor, and the various medical appointments have also gone smoothly. I will keep you all posted as everything develops.
Now, to the community; I would like to say a few things. My fine moderators have been wonderful stewards of the community during my absence; in this I must thank them and express my gratitude. I would like to extend a warm welcome to the new members of the community, also, and say a big "hello, I see you" to all the various sites - blogs, journals, forums, podcasts, YouTube videos - who have been discussing and documenting our community and what goes on here. Also, I would like to emphasize that posts to the community are still being moderated, and will continue to be moderated for the foreseeable future; we are a community that emphasizes tolerance and stresses acceptance and equality; as such we will not permit any facism or racism to be rained upon our members. Rules and an FAQ have still to be drawn up and posted at a later date, if you have any ideas for these or would like to see anything in specific, feel free to mention your opinions in the comments section. We appreciate constructive feedback.
On to the subject of today - today, we have a discussion prompt for you. Today's entry discusses the subject of Na'vinity. Na'vini'ty is a new term, coined by I, Shey'bu - what it is is a word that is not easy to define, indeed it is almost indefinable in that it is a word that means many things and describes an abstract concept and a feeling personal to the individual. The way Na'vinity is experienced differs inherently from individual to individual. It is a state of being, something understood in a fluid way and retained in the mind.
For simplicity's sake and ease of discussion, I have decided to provide a working definition for this term.
Na'vi identity in human form; the expression of said identity;
the experience of being Na'vi and all that it entails; an abstract concept referring to the state of existence of being Na'vi;
a state of being; that which refers to being a Na'vi in mind and soul.
synonyms: divinity, identity
As I have said, Na'vinity is not a term or a concept which may be summed up in such a short paragraph. However, I have provided this definition for practical working purposes. I hope that it does not diminish the status of Na'vinity in your minds and would urge you to recall the primary synonym. Here at this point I would like to emphasize that I am the creator of this term and that it is copyright to me - any uses of it you may find via search engines such as "Google" are illicit and unjust.
What does your Na'vinity mean to you? How would you define it? How does it relate to your experiences? What are the primary ways through which you express your Na'vinity?