Thanks for your insights about it. Being that I was close to the equation, I cannot say that I have a clear view of it.
On Stories: I, too, find the original thread really funny and interesting, as I don't necessarily take myself so seriously. I do take a more Jungian approach to things *and* I have had experiences that I cannot explain without mythos of some kind. And, I'm intensely curious about other people's experiences in general -- how they characterize those experiences through their cultural mythos.
I also particularly find the stories regarding trolls particularly entertaining. It's why I was trying to dig up that particular version. It is truly a fun story -- lots of adventure, and Rose Red is *amazing* in the story -- just so much fun.
This is why I wasn't really offended by the process, but wanted to make certain that I wasn't involving myself in something that wasn't friendly toward me. I can be too trusting and too forgiving, and so I decided to simply not go that route. And later, when I was invited to "defend myself" via PM, I thought I'd made the right decision.
On Fat: I've long been an advocate in fat acceptance, and I work in that area actively with the yoga that I teach. But, I also know that I can sometimes not use language appropriately, or communicate clearly, and in the process say some hurtful, mean-spirited, and needless things. So, I apologize for that, and please do be aware that I am constantly trying to improve myself in that regard (in any area where I may hold prejudices consciously or unconsciously).
On Rabbits and Hawk: When I was about 3 months pregnant, the name "came" to us -- we were driving down the road and it just came up to both of us. So, that was his name, and I cannot say that it was a logical process. I had a short list of names, such as Dashiel, Jasper, Violet, and Ruby, but we just couldn't find a name that was fitting and so we sort of gave up. Then it came to us.
The reincarnation bit -- I admit I am a complex creature. I believe in it and don't believe in it. When I do, I feel certain that DS is the rabbit. When I don't, I think it's a comfort measure. At a certain level, it doesn't matter to me whether or not DS is or isn't, I love him as he is, whoever he is, and he is amazing. :) But then, I'm his mother! LOL Thanks for saying he's cute. We think so.
(I also found the airport story a comedy in errors. I'm glad you 'read' my humor. some people read me way too seriously.)