Where have you been?
Ever since I started making calendars, I’ve subscribed to the RSS feeds of deviantArt search results for Eris, Discordia, and Fnord. I’ve spent the last few years on a daily diet of Sonic the Hedgehog slash, gender-swaps of MLP:FiM villains, OCs from shit I’ve never wanted to know about, and every single thing Jakob Klug has ever drawn. One of those is a good thing.
I have a blog where I post art that I made from porn and other found images. It’s kind of psychedelic, but not in an ironic way.
I’m still a directionless, zenned-out loser with no friends, living with his parents, and masturbating relentlessly, but I’m learning to stop judging myself and love who I am. This may be counter-productive, though what I intend on producing is beyond me (and wasting a lot of tissues).
My main Discordian projects have been trying not to obsess about becoming Joss Whedon, watching Gossip Girl, walking to stores and then not buying anything, finding out how long I can live like a hippy off of the good-will of my family, and struggling to achieve the coveted 23 chin-ups in a single set. I’ve managed to cease all magical attempts, almost care about any character besides Michelle Trachtenberg, 5 miles, 32 years, and 11 reps. Though some days, I still play the slide show.
Oh, and I recently found two original paintings by George M. Royer in the garbage and brought them home. I don’t know why; they belonged there. He should stick to pulling teeth.
Hey cats. 23ae’s been quiet while I’ve been working on other projects, so here’s a personal update from the Professor Cramulus. My main creative project is that I am a larp designer, I help manage these big stupid games where adults go camping and pretend to be elves and wizards and shit. It’s bananas. But Eris told me there’s something important about creating strange parallel universes that you can actually visit. And wearing dumb costumes. I think she said something about that too.
I started a crazy tumblr blog which is crammed up with dumb images - http://cramulus.tumblr.com/ – most of the content is absurd stuff I’ve collected from the web over the last six or seven years. It was a pleasant suprise to discover there are actually a lot of Discordians on tumblr.
I’ve got a small facebook group for Discordians which is very low key. In 2013 we’re going to leave 2011 behind and switch to a new group. This isn’t meant to be a big thing, just a place to come hang out with other spags and not really sweat things. I mean christ, it’s facebook, communication there is dumb as hell by default. I’m trying to do the “Discordian Society” thing on easy mode – no pressure to contribute, no group identity, no consensus. Low drama. Sticking apart. So if the groups seem fluffy and unimportant and that nothing of value will emerge from there, good, that’s the point. It’s obligation free for all.
My main Discordian project has been Fractal Cult. This is a creative-output-focused group of about 20 Discordians. New members welcome. Check out our group blag: http://fractalcult.tumblr.com/ – the kernel idea (the Fractal as the flag for the cosmos) is something that’s been kicking around my head for a few years. I am now exploring it in more depth. We also have a nasty recipe for kool aid which I think everybody will love.
Today’s meditation: The golden apple has a counterpart: the apple no one desires, but fears.
turn on the news, half of it is about squabbling for a golden apple. the other half is about running from the other one
Question for the 23 Apples of Eris (meaning anybody who reads this thing):
Does Eris roll those apples too?
Personally, I think not anymore… that’s why we Discordians embrace humor over seriousness.
But then again — Eris used to be a scowling Greek chick with a dagger concealed in her bosom, so I think maybe she just told Mal and Omar she’d changed her ways so that they’d like her more. Her name is Strife, after all. Her closest relatives are War and Night. So let’s not pretend She’s all smiles and lulz..
What is this Dark Apple? What does it look like and what should we call it?
Wes Unruh calls it “The Hot Potato”
I think that apple is part of the Sacred Chao too, you just can’t see it because it’s eclipsed by the golden one. The Golden one is in front because we Discordians prefer humor to seriousness, but The Apple of Strife is in our bag of tricks too.