UPDATE // New Year #3 –
This is the Dawn of Something Completely Similar to what it was yesterday. Fear Not. Or, you know, Fear. Whatevs.
Many artists want “to aim for the biggest, most obvious target, and hit it smack in the bull’s eye,” says Brian Eno, a Taurus genius renowned for his innovative music. He prefers a different approach. He’d rather “shoot his arrow” wherever his creative spirit feels called to shoot it, then paint the target around the place where it lands. That’s why his compositions don’t resemble anyone else’s or fit into any traditional genre — it’s Brian Eno-like music. Can I talk you into trying a similar strategy in the coming weeks and months, Taurus? I’d love to see you create a niche for yourself that’s tailored to your specific talents and needs.
|Posted: 02-23-2011 1:07 PM|
“Is it bad to live without a hell?” poet Pablo Neruda asks in The Book of Questions. Let’s add these queries to his: Is it dangerous to live without the awakening force that an enemy provides? Is it naive to think you can achieve great success without the driving motivation that comes from thinking about ideas you hate?
Consider the issue from another angle. Dentists love tooth decay. Treating cavities provides them with a steady income. Likewise, exterminators are dependent on termites, lawyers need crime, and priests crave sinners. Lots of people have symbiotic connections with nasty stuff. In fact, isn’t it true that most of us nurture our feelings for the things we love to despise and fear?
What’s your favorite poison or adversary? Assume that your exposure to pronoia is changing you in ways that will require you to update your relationship with it. Speculate on how you’ll go about this task.
“Welcome home, beautiful!” I hope you hear those words or at least experience those feelings very soon. In my astrological opinion, you need to intensify your sense of belonging to a special place or community. You’ve got to grow deeper roots or build a stronger foundation or surround yourself with more nurturing — or all of the above. And that’s not all. As you bask and thrive in your enhanced support system, you also deserve to feel better appreciated for the wonderful qualities you’re working so hard to develop in yourself. Ask and you shall receive.
Is the universe inherently friendly to humans? The answer’s got to be either “yes, definitely” or “no, not really.” It can’t be in between. Whatever you may be inclined to believe, you’ve got to agree that there’s no way to know which is true with absolute certainty.
So then isn’t it stupid and self-destructive to live your life as if the universe is unfriendly? Doing so tends to cast a pall over everything. But if on the other hand you proceed on the hypothesis that the universe is friendly, you’re inclined to interpret everything that occurs as a gift, however challenging it may be to figure out its purpose at first.
Posted: 02-20-2011 2:11 PM
There are a lot of links in there. The Verticle Flame next to Colbert holding up the Union sign (From the film Noma Rae – Sally Field) will take you to the Green Room… when you see the same image inside the Green Room, you will be taken to a thread that is no longer available. The thread that was removed canceled a circuit of three related Union Threads.
The thread that is gone (The United Brotherhood of Flame Workers) used to lead you to a thread in the Northern Hunting Grounds which was topical at the time and related specifically to the Wisconsin Teachers Demonstrations. Q Delicious was in the process of connecting these Northern Threads (typically less than one page worth of posts in the Jon Stewart and Story Ideas sections) with the FLAME domain because there just isn’t enough room in the FLAME Forum for the satirical threads to share the overflow of sanctioned Trolls (or Shills) and their ALTS.
Q D was doing something the Administration deemed a violation, but was for the benefit of the forum at large. A statement like that will easily translate itself to the character we will develop who will be the Q (in one shape or another). I don’t want to get too deep in the VooDoo of it all, but I think our Q will need to be a bit mystical and have a vague intention as opposed to and outright agenda. A crime spree has it’s apeal, and no crime spree is complete with out a sidekick and an acomplice. For the sake of convienience and so that we can begin our narrative with a chase, lets combine the two and do away with the need for a getaway driver.
We should begin immediately with some degree of fantasy, so perhaps we should consider a dog as the accomplice. Like Son of Sam, perhaps what appears to be the accomplice dog will turn out to be the Evil Mastermind behind the apparently random acts of the Q. I like secret laboratories and evil plots to rule the world, the ones that fit into a half hour skit are my favorite. Let’s go with that for now. Q is the Dog and the dog is gone, girl…
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