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May 29th, 2008


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08:51 am - Colour the Grey, baby
I belong to a group of magicians called (variously) "N14" and "ColourTheGrey". The goals of the group are many (primarily having to do with magically advancing human rights and new hope without the fear of nuclear war, imminent environmental destruction and the false promise of wealth-in-the-future-brings-happiness), and there are still about 84 members of the email list (which saw several hundred messages per month during the WTO protests of a few years ago).

Today, the ADF Office received this little gem of spam:
Tired? The world is grey? Can't see sunshine?
Take this <spam link removed>
(Girlfriends not attached!)

I've always found spam interesting, really. Here, we have something that promises to open your eyes to colour and sunlight, to enliven you. But, in the end, it's up to you to go out and do something with it (otherwise the girlfriends, I suppose, *would* be attached).

It's the Chaote's truest dream, right there in a little spammy pill offering.

The dreams of N14 are good ones, beautiful things full of colour and life. I know that most people look at Chaos Magic as if it's all just gloom and tentacles, child-like chest-pounding and bird-flipping stick-it's. N14 is what I grew up on as a Chaote, though: it was my deepest magical experience.

Perhaps it's time I write of it more fully, rather than selfishly remembering the glow.

The world needs more Chaotes willing to go the extra mile.
Current Location: Southeast of Disorder
Current Mood: awake
Current Music: "The Hangout Gang", -JB

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From:suicidekttn
Date:May 29th, 2008 01:39 pm (UTC)
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You find the oddest things :)

Very neat! I'll have to read more when I get home from school.
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From:chronarchy
Date:May 29th, 2008 08:48 pm (UTC)
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N14 is one of those groups that I'll always be proud to have served with, I think. Whether or not anyone in it remembers me or knows my name. ;)
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From:suicidekttn
Date:May 29th, 2008 11:59 pm (UTC)
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I joined the mailing list, to poke around. Almost everywhere says they're defunct...but the mailing list seems active-ish. Chaos magic intrigues me.
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From:chronarchy
Date:May 30th, 2008 07:00 pm (UTC)
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Well, yeah. We're sorta defunct. Kinda. Until someone decides to revive it, I suppose.

Chaotes never stay dead for long, and good ideas become undead even faster.

Edited at 2008-05-30 07:00 pm (UTC)
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From:chronarchy
Date:May 29th, 2008 08:49 pm (UTC)
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I hope it involved crayons or body paint.

Or both.
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From:rfunk
Date:May 29th, 2008 02:36 pm (UTC)

Grey

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Sorry, I can't help thinking of "The Beauty Of Grey", with a totally different take on "grey".
This is not a black and white world
To be alive, I say the colors must swirl
And I believe that maybe today
We will all get to appreciate
The beauty of grey


(Yeah, a longtime favorite of mine.)
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From:chronarchy
Date:May 30th, 2008 06:59 pm (UTC)

Re: Grey

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I looked that up yesterday, and then spent a chunk of time watching other Live videos on YouTube. ;) Thanks.
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From:wishesofastar
Date:May 29th, 2008 09:42 pm (UTC)
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Hmm, "ColourTheGrey". Does it involve a sigil to change American English words to their British spelling?
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From:chronarchy
Date:May 30th, 2008 06:59 pm (UTC)
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Nope, just correct English spellings, rather than correct American spellings.
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From:alvita_felis
Date:June 7th, 2008 12:41 pm (UTC)

Funny emails

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I´m always amused about the question Do you want to enlarge your penis, Noira? - No, thanks, I sort of don´t have one and I´m completely happy like that. Though is makes me think why don´t they offer some tuning for women too. :-D

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