Two new stores in NOVA.

While wandering around northern Virginia recently, Lyssa and I happened across a couple of new stores that could really use patronage as well as suggestions if they're going to take off. The first is a little pagan-type store on Route 50 west called Sticks and Stones (9970 Main Street; Fairfax, VA; 22031; phone 703-352-2343) which opened its doors just a week ago. Their selection's not bad for a brand new shop - a little thin on books but they have a good selection of practical materials and good prices all around. They're taking suggestions for things to stock and classes to …

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You might be a CLAMP character if...


  • Capes and cloaks are practical fashion accessories. They always hang properly, always have stiff collars that never fall over or flop around, and always conveniently trail behind you when moving at high speed at shoulder height, which obviates the possibility of getting tangled up in it and wiping out.

  • Impalement through any part of the body is merely an inconvenience, not a reason to visit the trauma unit of the local hospital.

  • People standing on objects several times too thin to support their body mass are a commonplace occurrance.

  • The fastest mode of locomotion is telekinetically-enhanced high jumping.
  • Your torso …
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