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The Boy Bond Loved



You may have seen the controversial scene in Skyfallso controversial, in fact, that it was nearly cut from the film—in which the epicene Silva unbuttons Bond's shirt (Bond, of course, being tied to a chair at the time) and runs his finger slowly down Bond's chest.

“There's a first time for everything, James Bond,” he says.

Bond, of course, remains utterly unfazed.

“What makes you think it's the first time?” he asks coolly.

Was this, did you wonder at the time, mere Bondian bravado?

Or was it something more?

Let me tell you the story of James Bond's first and truest love, the beautiful Lin Yu Xian, and how his tragic, and premature, death made our James the man that he was to become.

(If you're wondering what any this has to do with Pagan Culture, my friend, let me suggest that you may want to consider getting out a little more often. Same-sex love is always inherently pagan.)

It all started when young James was only 16...




(To be continued)


























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Poet, scholar and storyteller Steven Posch was raised in the hardwood forests of western Pennsylvania by white-tailed deer. (That's the story, anyway.) He emigrated to Paganistan in 1979 and by sheer dint of personality has become one of Lake Country's foremost men-in-black. He is current keeper of the Minnesota Ooser.


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