featherynscale: Schmendrick the magician from The Last Unicorn (Default)
funny pictures

I am a bad, bad man. But really, either I make loldeities, or I quit my job and join the circus. And in the circus, I am only fit to be a clown.
featherynscale: Schmendrick the magician from The Last Unicorn (Default)
funny pictures

I am a bad, bad man. But really, either I make loldeities, or I quit my job and join the circus. And in the circus, I am only fit to be a clown.
featherynscale: Schmendrick the magician from The Last Unicorn (not this not that)
Back home now. Trying to dig my way out of my office.

Feri camp was kind of a wild ride. I was totally the odd-kid-out at the single-tradition gathering, but I think I ought to be used to that by now. Also, I think I ought to come up with some sort of pithy thing to say when people ask me what kind of pagan I am. My speech lasts way, way too long, and people start to get this glazed-over look.

There's more postin' to come on some of this, but here's the short version of "While I was away:"
- I was in three states I had not set foot in before.
- I met a lot of really cool people, some of whom I have added as lj-friends, some of whom don't have ljs and some of whom have lj names that are still running around in the wilds of my brain and will no doubt emerge later.
- I met some interesting gods... did you know they have a god who is the third thing arising out of a bird energy/snake energy synthesis? I didn't. But I'm in favor of it!
- I went to hell and came back in a little under an hour. Took Jesus three days. New world record! (blasphe-meee! blasphe-you! blashphe-everybody in the room!)

Did you miss me?
Did anything neat happen when I was gone?
featherynscale: Schmendrick the magician from The Last Unicorn (Default)
Back home now. Trying to dig my way out of my office.

Feri camp was kind of a wild ride. I was totally the odd-kid-out at the single-tradition gathering, but I think I ought to be used to that by now. Also, I think I ought to come up with some sort of pithy thing to say when people ask me what kind of pagan I am. My speech lasts way, way too long, and people start to get this glazed-over look.

There's more postin' to come on some of this, but here's the short version of "While I was away:"
- I was in three states I had not set foot in before.
- I met a lot of really cool people, some of whom I have added as lj-friends, some of whom don't have ljs and some of whom have lj names that are still running around in the wilds of my brain and will no doubt emerge later.
- I met some interesting gods... did you know they have a god who is the third thing arising out of a bird energy/snake energy synthesis? I didn't. But I'm in favor of it!
- I went to hell and came back in a little under an hour. Took Jesus three days. New world record! (blasphe-meee! blasphe-you! blashphe-everybody in the room!)

Did you miss me?
Did anything neat happen when I was gone?
featherynscale: Schmendrick the magician from The Last Unicorn (Default)
My newfound affection for Apollo should not in any way imply that I love Dionysus any less.
Not Terribly Worksafe. Click anyway. )
featherynscale: Schmendrick the magician from The Last Unicorn (Default)
My newfound affection for Apollo should not in any way imply that I love Dionysus any less.
Not Terribly Worksafe. Click anyway. )
featherynscale: Schmendrick the magician from The Last Unicorn (Default)
Finally bothered to put these up:

God Auction 2007 pics.
featherynscale: Schmendrick the magician from The Last Unicorn (Default)
Finally bothered to put these up:

God Auction 2007 pics.
featherynscale: Schmendrick the magician from The Last Unicorn (Default)
So it went down like this:
The big winner was [livejournal.com profile] jackbabalon23, who got 5 votes for his mojo shop jingle answer (I suspect that the energy drink made of powdered Shoggoths was at least partially responsible).

Next, [livejournal.com profile] adammaker picked up three points for the CB cross-talk of the gods, and [livejournal.com profile] malvito snagged three for the unfortunate troubles of Gerald Gardner's cat.

At two votes apiece were [livejournal.com profile] saffronhare's invocation of the Rock Lobster, [livejournal.com profile] ceruleanst's explanation of the secret alphabet of the Anglo-Saxon witches, [livejournal.com profile] catvincent's condemnation of the horrible bastardization of different cultural memes, and [livejournal.com profile] fionnabhar's pseudo-Proto-Indo-European scholarship.

Also, [livejournal.com profile] hekatatia got a vote for the bit about the embarrassed priest who tried to cover having shouted "ECHO!" down the well, and [livejournal.com profile] 8elements picked up one vote for her haiku-like answer about the beginning and the end.

[livejournal.com profile] tryst_inn also wrote in with an answer that was one of the more believable explanations I'd discovered in my research on this question, which I quote below: This might well be the actual answer )
Total points after six rounds: )
featherynscale: Schmendrick the magician from The Last Unicorn (Default)
So it went down like this:
The big winner was [livejournal.com profile] jackbabalon23, who got 5 votes for his mojo shop jingle answer (I suspect that the energy drink made of powdered Shoggoths was at least partially responsible).

Next, [livejournal.com profile] adammaker picked up three points for the CB cross-talk of the gods, and [livejournal.com profile] malvito snagged three for the unfortunate troubles of Gerald Gardner's cat.

At two votes apiece were [livejournal.com profile] saffronhare's invocation of the Rock Lobster, [livejournal.com profile] ceruleanst's explanation of the secret alphabet of the Anglo-Saxon witches, [livejournal.com profile] catvincent's condemnation of the horrible bastardization of different cultural memes, and [livejournal.com profile] fionnabhar's pseudo-Proto-Indo-European scholarship.

Also, [livejournal.com profile] hekatatia got a vote for the bit about the embarrassed priest who tried to cover having shouted "ECHO!" down the well, and [livejournal.com profile] 8elements picked up one vote for her haiku-like answer about the beginning and the end.

[livejournal.com profile] tryst_inn also wrote in with an answer that was one of the more believable explanations I'd discovered in my research on this question, which I quote below: This might well be the actual answer )
Total points after six rounds: )
featherynscale: Schmendrick the magician from The Last Unicorn (Default)
The PVUUC folks are big fans of the God Auction, and have apparently been following our e-mail lists intently to see who the four gods to be represented would be. When we were doing Q&A in their Sunday service, that was what they wanted to know about, who won the penny auction. We had to tell them that we didn't know yet.

Of course, we knew the pennies were being counted while we were on the road, so we called in, got the information, and relayed it to [livejournal.com profile] dop4, all 'Breaking News' style. They have a sizeable contingent of Flying Spaghetti Monster supporters, so D. was delighted to hear that His Noodliness gets to move on to the next round of competition.

(Also, for the edification of [livejournal.com profile] 8elements, I discovered the existence of The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster today.)
featherynscale: Schmendrick the magician from The Last Unicorn (Default)
The PVUUC folks are big fans of the God Auction, and have apparently been following our e-mail lists intently to see who the four gods to be represented would be. When we were doing Q&A in their Sunday service, that was what they wanted to know about, who won the penny auction. We had to tell them that we didn't know yet.

Of course, we knew the pennies were being counted while we were on the road, so we called in, got the information, and relayed it to [livejournal.com profile] dop4, all 'Breaking News' style. They have a sizeable contingent of Flying Spaghetti Monster supporters, so D. was delighted to hear that His Noodliness gets to move on to the next round of competition.

(Also, for the edification of [livejournal.com profile] 8elements, I discovered the existence of The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster today.)
featherynscale: Schmendrick the magician from The Last Unicorn (I am invincible!)

What kind of God are you?
Name
DOB
Favourite Color
You earthly time was spent "Laying" with the sons and/or daughters of men for hours... and days... and weeks...
Your throne is A humble respte overlooking the rolling hills of Elysia
You wear Nothing, because you don't have a body, you insubstantial beast, you
Your Godly superpower is Bolts of crackling lightning from your fingertips and total invincibility
This quiz by pelagicboreas - Taken 709 Times.
New - COOL Dating Tips and Romance Advice!

featherynscale: Schmendrick the magician from The Last Unicorn (Default)

What kind of God are you?
Name
DOB
Favourite Color
You earthly time was spent "Laying" with the sons and/or daughters of men for hours... and days... and weeks...
Your throne is A humble respte overlooking the rolling hills of Elysia
You wear Nothing, because you don't have a body, you insubstantial beast, you
Your Godly superpower is Bolts of crackling lightning from your fingertips and total invincibility
This quiz by pelagicboreas - Taken 709 Times.
New - COOL Dating Tips and Romance Advice!

featherynscale: Schmendrick the magician from The Last Unicorn (Default)
Last night, [livejournal.com profile] triadruid were taking our evening constitutional and debating the question I raised yesterday afternoon, namely 'Who would you cast to play your gods?'. We're walking types, so we were able to go through a bunch of the Irish set, some of the Norse, and a handful of Greeks. Big fun, yo.

Apparently, though, Someone was listening to the conversation and either was annoyed or amused and wanted us to continue. We got lost on the walk and were stuck in a weird street loop for a while. So the mile walk turned into more like two miles, but hey. The weather was nice.

Selections from our cast list )
Regrettably, I can't remember any of the rest any more... Also, we discovered that there are apparently no actresses currently working who have the proper figure to be Norse or Irish goddesses. Also also, somebody needs a religion in which the psychopomp deity could be played by Harvey Keitel. He's obviously a psychopomp, but we couldn't find a good mythic system to put him in. Suggestions gladly accepted.
featherynscale: Schmendrick the magician from The Last Unicorn (Default)
Last night, [livejournal.com profile] triadruid were taking our evening constitutional and debating the question I raised yesterday afternoon, namely 'Who would you cast to play your gods?'. We're walking types, so we were able to go through a bunch of the Irish set, some of the Norse, and a handful of Greeks. Big fun, yo.

Apparently, though, Someone was listening to the conversation and either was annoyed or amused and wanted us to continue. We got lost on the walk and were stuck in a weird street loop for a while. So the mile walk turned into more like two miles, but hey. The weather was nice.

Selections from our cast list )
Regrettably, I can't remember any of the rest any more... Also, we discovered that there are apparently no actresses currently working who have the proper figure to be Norse or Irish goddesses. Also also, somebody needs a religion in which the psychopomp deity could be played by Harvey Keitel. He's obviously a psychopomp, but we couldn't find a good mythic system to put him in. Suggestions gladly accepted.
featherynscale: Schmendrick the magician from The Last Unicorn (Default)
[livejournal.com profile] sannion posted this challenge the other day, but somehow I missed that post, so he said I could start a new thread on it over here and let you guys play with the idea.

Imagine you are making a movie about the gods. Who do you cast to play them? (Doesn't have to be your god/s, particularly, if you can think of other gods that it would be more fun to cast for.) Where would the film be set? Who would direct?
featherynscale: Schmendrick the magician from The Last Unicorn (Default)
[livejournal.com profile] sannion posted this challenge the other day, but somehow I missed that post, so he said I could start a new thread on it over here and let you guys play with the idea.

Imagine you are making a movie about the gods. Who do you cast to play them? (Doesn't have to be your god/s, particularly, if you can think of other gods that it would be more fun to cast for.) Where would the film be set? Who would direct?
featherynscale: Schmendrick the magician from The Last Unicorn (spinny woo woo)
None of that Glenn-Danzig-Fucking in the journal today (even if it did get more discussion than anything I've posted in months...what does that say about us?). Today's journal is serious business. (Insofar as anything is.)

See, yesterday, we performed a funeral for a young man (he had achieved the ripe old age of 23) who was shot while trying to defend his mother and younger brother from a man who had broken into their home. We didn't know him, or his family, but he was a Wiccan, and Gaia Community was the last religious group he'd had any affiliation with, so they called us. And of course, we thought it was the right thing to do, to go and honor this person who was a fellow-traveler, even if we didn't know him, and talk to his family, who were supportive of his religious leanings, but not really solid on what the whole Wicca thing was about. And so we did.
Concerning the afterlife... )
featherynscale: Schmendrick the magician from The Last Unicorn (Default)
None of that Glenn-Danzig-Fucking in the journal today (even if it did get more discussion than anything I've posted in months...what does that say about us?). Today's journal is serious business. (Insofar as anything is.)

See, yesterday, we performed a funeral for a young man (he had achieved the ripe old age of 23) who was shot while trying to defend his mother and younger brother from a man who had broken into their home. We didn't know him, or his family, but he was a Wiccan, and Gaia Community was the last religious group he'd had any affiliation with, so they called us. And of course, we thought it was the right thing to do, to go and honor this person who was a fellow-traveler, even if we didn't know him, and talk to his family, who were supportive of his religious leanings, but not really solid on what the whole Wicca thing was about. And so we did.
Concerning the afterlife... )

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