December 2nd, 2004
|03:56 pm - A Fotamecus Experience:|
On Sept. 6, 2004, on my way home from Chicago, I began a chant of "fotamecus, fotamecus, fotamecus. . ." I was calling on the servitor who distorts and compresses time when it will help us.
It's 3 hours from Indianapolis to Columbus: exactly 180 miles. I exited Indianapolis driving at 65 miles per hour. The time was 6 PM.
I arrived in Columbus at 8 PM, and my speed did not exceed 65 mph.
Current Mood: blank
Current Music: "Twelve Volt Man", -JB
Yes, I suppose it does sound almost exactly like the original essay
. However, in my defense I wasn't exactly trying to do anything new with the servitor. I was just utilizing him in the way presented.
I suspect that the essay has a lot to do with the uses I perceive for him: had the original essay been about making a cake bake faster, I would apply Fotamecus to baking, rather than to road trips, and this post (written a long time ago and just not uploaded until today) would probably have been about a really good carrot cake that I needed to finish before my girlfriend's birthday party.
Damnit, now I'm going to have to try that, aren't I? Who wants carrot cake?
|Date:||December 2nd, 2004 01:18 pm (UTC)|| |
Sometimes when I'm late for class/whatever, and I need to find a parking space, I keep repeating "Hail, Asphalta, full of grace-help me find a parking space" in my head, and usually within a minute or two one opens up right in front of me.
It's like Twlight Zone weird, or something, heh heh.
I think I should try that tomorrow.....
You know I don't think I've smiled all day and that made me laugh hysterically for some reason. I think I need to add you to my friend's list.
|Date:||December 2nd, 2004 03:11 pm (UTC)|| |
Feel free. I'll add you back.
The next time I think I'm gonna be late to work, I'll just chant 'fotomecus.' Yay.
Okay, so I was chanting on my way to work(left the house late), clocked in, and stayed for fourteen minutes. I walked to my car, got in, then realized six minutes was missing somewhere. Unless it took me six minutes to walk to my car that's not far away. o_O?
I normally chant -
"Green from here to there and back again, thank you very much..."
I know not very original, but hey it works...
i've made it from bloomington to columbus in exactly three hours. once. but, i must admit, i may have ventured slightly above 65 mph. (on the other hand, we also left b'ton at about 4:30 in the morning, so there was absolutely nobody else on the roads, which definitely helped.)
Are you sure you didn't cross a time zone? Not disbelieving, necessarily, just wondering about a less-than-miraculous explanation...
All times are listed as they were noted on my car's clock, which I know I didn't reset. But that would be a damn good explaination, otherwise. :)
...and indy and columbus are in the same time zone, for this half of the year anyway.
If you chant "fotofinish, fotofinish, fotofinish..." will you arrive precisely on time?
|Date:||December 2nd, 2004 08:46 pm (UTC)|| |
Hm. That sure could come in handy. I'll have to try it sometime.
Slight typing error, there. But, brilliant. Fotamecus is great.
Damn. Good thing I wasn't writing it out.
remember when you told me it might be interesting if I got into chaos magic? well, if you didn't tell me, then maybe someone/thing masquerading as you did... but anyways, know of any good books? checking out the website now...
Oh, I know some good things that you can look at. Lemme see what I can dig up. . .
Just made an entry, all for you. Enjoy it.
There's a *servitor* for that? Damn. I've been doing it the hard way.