This book may at times read like a diary, but with spells. All the things that are concerned with my learning of Wicca will go in my blog
the people mentioned in this BOS will be:
Vo: the Portuguese word for grandmother. Or maybe its Portuguese slang. My vo is a psychologist with experience working with teenagers. She knows about my Wiccan practices and my same-sex relationship, and she is fine with both. She doesn't ask about either though because she's the type of person to keep to herself, except when there's cleaning or cooking to be done. She was raised catholic, but is not a typical catholic grandmother because of her recent experiences working with teenagers and young adults.
Mom: my mother. She has been raising my brother and I without a husband for 16 years and is doing a fair job despite her shortcomings. She has bipolar disorder, mostly depressive, and an iron deficiency, both of which make her fatigued all day every day. She still does all the cleaning and wakes up at 4am every morning to go to work to support our family of six, plus four dogs.
Jake: my brother. He has ADHD, or at least that's his official diagnosis. I still think its something more serious. He is addicted to video games, guns, cars, and girls, I guess that's a bit mature for an 8 year old. He constantly makes male anatomy jokes, and me, being the immature child I am, laugh along with him.
Pop/Poppa: my grandfather. He doesn't know about my Wiccan practices. He doesn't know I'm queer. I don't think he even knows what day it is. He is a Republican extremist and everyone else is a communist in his eyes. He likes videos games like call of duty zombies, and he likes tea. Oh also, he's one of my best friends sometimes. He taught me how to read when I was 3 years old. He's part of the reason I tested completely out of high school reading and spelling when I was barely 16.
we watch movies and star trek together. But he is very sick. We think he has early onset dementia and early onset alzheimers.
Jill: my aunt. My mom's sister. She's pretty much the female equivalent of eminem. G h e t t o. She works at 7-11 and talks crap. I try to avoid her.
Little Vo: my great-grandmother. The most accepting woman on earth. I told her I didn't like fox news, which she watches, and she told me that was okay because its my preference and it doesn't hurt her. Pop would flip if I said that. Little Vo takes care of me when I'm very sick, even though I have to teach her some things about asthma and type 1 diabetes.
Pop said he once saw her catch a fly with her bare hands, and thus her nickname of "Yoda" was born.
I may mention a friend or two occasionally, but those are the basics!!
You may call me Valerian Moon, or simply Val.