I finally have a better idea what to put on an #introductions.
I generally enjoy the aesthetics of casinos/gambling and especially jesters.
Nothing is more important to me than my friends.
Inktober wrap up:
Turns out single word prompts are very bad for graphic design. Several days I felt like I just had no idea what to do with a one word prompt. I might have been able to get away with one word prompts if I had chosen a subset of graphic design for each one, i.e. all of them are brandings, but even then there's generally more information like what the company does.
Also feel like I should have had more fun with it instead of feeling obligated to do it.
Communities tend to be a bit fragile, since it is very easy for one individual to undermine the established code of conduct. As such, each individual is responsible for maintaining that the community adheres to the tenants by which they want things to blossom. It also means remaining vigilant for those trying to usurp what has been established and cause things to drift.
Hey, I'm Ricky. I'm a lurker, and occasional artist and writer. My sona is a blue tegu, though.. a bit more purple, I'd say.
Oh, and I hate capitalism. And I heard that alt-right shit gets outright banned in most corners around here, which is awesome.
I recently joined the Fedi since Twitter is just.. urgh, and I crave actual interaction as well as less fear *of* interaction. Plus, the second paragraph there. It's bad on Twitter. :/
So uh.. hi?
Character musings, community turmoil
Part of me is considering changing to a human character entirely in my various online communities, but one in particular already seems to be going through enough of an upheaval that I feel like I'd just be putting gas on a smoldering fire.
Not to mention I'm sure there's a handful of people that would otherwise not be too pleased by my sudden shift. Basically this is just another anxiety post about what others are going to think about me, isn't it?
Here is a sort of interesting phenomena. Most books on magic/the occult are geared at a very basic level of engagement. It's sort of like a perpetual middle/high school level of engagement, and most witchcraft stuff is not terribly concerned with asserting a true naturalization of the craft.
Would anyone be interested in a teaching/discussion group that engages these topics at a more college level context?
I was thinking of modeling a program on the three hermetic arts of astrology (through close reading of history as divination and a study of astronomy), alchemy (through psychoanalysis, Jung, Lacan and Hillman being major influences) and theurgy (through looking at qubbalah from the perspective of process philosophy, critical theory, and linguistics)
There would also be a significant amount of discussion for prerequisites, such as philosophy, theology, comparative religion, history, etc to help those with more autodidact backgrounds fill out the gaps in their knowledge.
This would also be in an explicitly LGBTQ+ affirming context, with a signifigent level of attention paid to methods of queering occult discourse.
If I did this in the context of say, a Discord Server or a Matrix Group, Would you be interested? Boosts appreciated :)
Day 15, "Legend"
She will be victorious♪
She will get the better of us♪
Her ways are mysterious♫
But she will be victorious~♪
Lyrics from Wolfmother: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZDg_MLmp7M
Couldn't think of anything better than to do some #Shera work for "legend"
Important Telegram News - Back up your chats
Telegram - being the incompetent buffoons that they are - did an ICO a couple of years ago they never followed up on, and someone has taken this up to the US's SEC and they are not happy. There's now a change SEC might start seizing Telegram's assets, and this would mean Telegram wouldn't have enough money to function anymore.
Back up your chats and have alternative contact arrangements with your friends.
I was just made aware of this video yesterday through @Frosty and it's already become almost mandatory for me. It's got a very simple chorus that is easy to turn into a mantra to chant when things get a bit overwhelming.
I also suggest reading about how the song came to be here: http://www.zefrank.com/chillout/
CW: YCH Auction, benefiting a few friends at least!
Had to redo it due to some issues with it on FA.
A YCH auction benefitting a few friends! You can view it here: https://www.furaffinity.net/view/33418407/
Or bid directly here: https://ych.commishes.com/auction/show/9IGE/ych-mouse-seat-fomo/
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