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I smoked the “devils lettuce” and my my cabbage patch grows demons

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m/NoStory / I meet up with 14 werewolves, and now I have a prolapsed anus
« on: September 10, 2019, 02:01:31 AM »
I meet up with 14 werewolves, and now I have a prolapsed anus

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User Articles / Tarot: A guide for the uninitiated part 1/?
« on: March 30, 2019, 01:02:12 AM »
Aaah the Tarot, not to be confused with the purple root vegetable the taro. These various decks of cards have been used across the old world by various people. Yet modern media only depicts them as a mystical tool of divination, yet while true is only the surface.

Now before I continue I must shed some light on these “mystical” cards that would cause gypsies and hard core fanatics to call me a charlatan. Yet these are words of truth and should not be burried by those who only seek to take coin. The tarot above all else is a GAME, that’s right a game. These various decks are the ancestors of today’s modern playing cards and even originated some of the classic games we know today.

The easiest example is the game of “war”, as we currently know it. This was normally played by people each with their own Tarot deck as it was considered a common item in traveler camps. The players would follow rules we know with the only difference being the Major Arcana. These are your cards such as “the fool” and “the chariot” each one trumps a standard card and are then beaten out by any Major Arcana with a higher number. (Between 0-22 is the common standard of today’s Tarot.) With the first besting the last if played second, much like aces high. 

For those still reading let me share how I came upon the cards and began my journey. I was attempting film school, half the country away all alone. I was at the local mall and found a “mysticism” shop. Being only 17 at the time I naturally went into the place. Near the counter was a small shelf and table with various decks and books on Tarot. I browsed through the designs of fairies and other such “feminine” style of decks. When suddenly from the very back I spied a serpent with a gapping maw. It was a Dragon themed deck of both major and minor arcana. I picked it up then and their in in the five years I never regretted that 10$USD purchase.

My next part will cover the minor arcana and how it has changed and been formed into today’s modern Playing cards!

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User Articles / Is Stephen King Creepypasta?
« on: March 04, 2019, 03:44:47 AM »
The ever loved “King of horror” the man himself Stephen King as been turning out work for decades now. Yet some of the content in his works is a bit to close to bad internet writings. Weither it’s scene of near edgy and creepy uncle, or cocain filed detailed ramblings that make little sense. These when described by what the mean a literal words on paper or by the artistic meaning, sound like a high school kids first online story. Is there a difference?

Honestly I dont think there really is a difference from Stephen King in his early and drug filled days and online horror authors. King is no shy man when it comes to how he came into writing. As in letters and interviews he’s mentioned being turned down, from his high school newsletter. It was a point where his mistakes and all his slips where the most obvious. He was a teen who loved stories and wanted to tell them. That’s how a lot of his early short works read. A teen trying to make the rough works out for something. Many of which feel similar to the intention of more well known works. These where publish original in article magazines to niche markets that acted as a forum.

So how does that differ from any group of online authors? Dead is the way of printed media and most magazines with active user articles. Alive is the time of horrific cesspool of Internet forums. Making it a market of free shares posted stories not marketed to paying subscribers. There’s no editors turning you down, no thrive to get paid for your works. So more and more unappreciated or underdeveloped stories go by.

In both mediums we see sights of none sense and bizarre situations. Odd dialogues here and there and some logic leaps with humorous outcomes.  That lead to either a classic pulp story or a horrible odd disaster.

So really it’s up to you and me to decide what levels of oddball niche writer is what. Yet aren’t we all still just serving the same market of user submitted content with social feedback?

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m/NoStory / I got a talking dog and now I’m a serial killer
« on: March 04, 2019, 02:25:20 AM »
I got a talking dog and now I’m a serial killer

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