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The Black Ferris
05-06-2009, 02:50 PM
Some of you know each other.

I don't know any of you.

I've read or seen some of your work.
I read your threads.
I form my opinions.
I quietly judge.

Perhaps you have read or seen some of mine.

You form your opinions. You quietly judge.

Do you ever wonder if you are misrepresented by someone else's mind?
On a forum like this, the only physical chemistry we can sense of one another is the pattern of our words.
Is this enough to discount their ideas?
Do you carry the converstions here at the TLO into your 'real' life?
Have you ever started a 'real' conversation like this?
"I was talking to someone on the TLO today..."
How about like this?
"This jack@ss on the TLO was spouting off this..."

So, as a (sort of lame) experiment, I wanted to invite TLO members to talk about instances where they feel they may have been misinterpreted.
Also to give the 13 word opportunity.
That's right, 13 words that you would want to represent you as liasons to another person's perception.

No, no I haven't thought of mine yet.
I'm posting this on a whim.

MorganScorpion
05-06-2009, 07:10 PM
I try not to let how other people perceive me be any of my business.

After all, I am not a mind-reader, so it's silly of me to try.

The Black Ferris
05-07-2009, 06:31 AM
Okay, then, perhaps more abstract.
Not a mind reader, but a reader.
Characters have attributes.
Hmm...
MorganScorpion...

Antares, the brightest star in the Scorpio constellation, known also
as "Cor Scorpionis", the heart of the scorpion. It is known for its
distinctive red, metallic sheen. Antares, meaning "rival of Mars", is
so named because of its resemblance to Mars, and the constellation
Scorpio itself is attriguted to the red planet. It was considered one
of the most baleful stars in the sky, and was one of the four royal
stars of Persia.

In Greek gematria, the value of Antares is 660. 66 is the mystic
number of the qliphoth. The poisonous nature of the scorpion, and its
connection to the chthonic realms, makes this attribution
interesting. The scorpion is also the totem animal and guardian of
the lunar goddess, protector of the darkness of the unknown, bane of
the light of positive existence, not unlike the qliphoth themselves.

The name "rival of Mars" may be taken with a different meaning, if we consider that the hunter Orion himself is an embodiment of Martial energy, and Antares represents the scorpion destroying Orion via the same force.

More again of the Scorpion

A sentence that, according to Lovecraft in his tale "The Call of
Cthulhu", would be related to the Cthulhu Cult is the famous sentence
(in the "r'lyehian" language, spoken by Cthulhu and his minions):
«PH'NGLUI MGLW'NAFH CTHULHU R'LYEH WGAH'NAGL FHTAGN»
... which Lovecraft translated as:
«IN HIS HOUSE AT R'LYEH DEAD CTHULHU WAITS DREAMING»

Interesting that they have the same number of letters:

PhngluiMglwnafhCthulhuRlyehWgahnaglFhtagn = 41 letters
InHisHouseAtRlyehDeadCthulhuWaitsDreaming = 41 letters


41 is a very curious number in this instance, because it is the gematric (qabalistic) value of the hebrew word HUL, which means "Terror".
Another point of interest is that this word appears in Cthulhu's own
name, precisely in the middle of it:

Cthulhu = ct.HUL.hu (http://ct.hul.hu/)

This word "HUL" is also used in a Pantacle from the Greater Key of
Solomon (GKoS), which is a rather famous grimoire.

http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o30/TheBlackFerris/hul.jpg

In the above image, you'll note that near the drawing of the
Scorpion there is a hebrew word which is repeated four times: above,
below, on the right, and on the left of the scorpion. That's the word
HUL ("Terror"), written in Hebrew.

The correlating fact about this Pantacle is that it is the Fifth
Pantacle of Mars, which has the image of a Scorpion. By a curious
"coincidence" , the astrological sign of Scorpio is ruled by Mars (in
the babylonian/traditional Astrology), and is intimately associated
with water, especially the "fixed waters" like swamps or the watery
underworld.. . exactly like Cthulhu!

It surely isn't only by chance that the sign of Scorpio rules the time
of the year near the Halloween or Samhain (on the night between
October 31st and November 1st), which symbolically corresponds to a"passage between worlds" and to the "entrance to the Underworld", when the world of spirits interacts with the world of the living. The real astrological date for this celebration is exactly when the Sun passes through the 15th degree of Scorpio, around November 8th.

Another interesting thing is that in the sumerian and babylonian
mythologies (where the Traditional Astrology was born), the deity
which corresponded to Mars was NERGAL, the Lord of the Underworld
(KUTU or CUTHA) and husband of Ereshkigal. This god has been lately compared to Cthulhu himself, in the "Simon Necronomicon" since one of his names, Lu-Kutu or KUTULU (which means "Man of Kutu", "Man of Cutha", Lord of the Underworld), is very similar to Cthulhu.

If you don't want to play, that's o.k.
On the magic path between the avatar and the screen name, we'll make you up as we go along.

Odalisque
05-07-2009, 08:19 AM
Some of you know each other.

I think that out in the real (non-cyber) world I've met two TLO members -- Des Lewis (a very long standing friend) and Mark Samuels (whom I haven't had the pleasure of seeing in recent years). :)


Perhaps you have read or seen some of mine.

Yes, I have. ;)

Do you ever wonder if you are misrepresented by someone else's mind?


I would be astonished to learn that I hadn't been. :D


Do you carry the converstions here at the TLO into your 'real' life?


No, I really don't think that I do. :o


Have you ever started a 'real' conversation like this?
"I was talking to someone on the TLO today..."
How about like this?
"This jack@ss on the TLO was spouting off this..."


No, I haven't. Definitely not! :)


So, as a (sort of lame) experiment, I wanted to invite TLO members to talk about instances where they feel they may have been misinterpreted.


Off hand, I can't think of a specific example. :confused:

The Black Ferris
05-07-2009, 12:24 PM
Here are a few of my favorite Odalisquequeses. Have you seen these?

http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o30/TheBlackFerris/fent.jpg

http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o30/TheBlackFerris/petodalisque.jpg

http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o30/TheBlackFerris/roybet2.jpg

The middle one keeps me up at night.

Odalisque
05-07-2009, 12:34 PM
Here are a few of my favorite Odalisquequeses. Have you seen these?

No, I haven't seen any of them before. I like the bottom one. :)


The middle one keeps me up at night.

And not in a good way, I suspect. :eek:

The Black Ferris
05-07-2009, 12:44 PM
The middle one keeps me up at night.

And not in a good way, I suspect. :eek:

Whuddya mean?

The Black Ferris
05-07-2009, 02:58 PM
The Black Ferris is friendly, observant and sinister.

10 more to go.

The Black Ferris
05-07-2009, 04:14 PM
Cyclical.

Odalisque
05-08-2009, 06:44 AM
The middle one keeps me up at night.

And not in a good way, I suspect. :eek:

Whuddya mean?

Watching Veronica Lake films, for example, I suspect that she could have kept someone up at night in a good way. ;)