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Ár nDraíocht Féin
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February 16th, 2005

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10:16 am - Tentacle porn!
So last night was a marvelous evening involving film, literary discussions, and a short argument about perverse fertility. Oh, and tentacles.

Yes, talking about Cthulhu and Nyarlathotep and Yog-Sothoth was just the thing to get the blood moving.

I ended up rushing through some things, in particular the Chaos Magic portion of the slides. I wanted to hit some of the main points with Lovecraft and help people understand that. I knew I was passing through it much faster than intended, but I also knew that the two hours this meeting would clock in at far exceeded the normal presentation time of 30 minutes that this quarter has seen. . . And I didn't want to push too hard on time.

The whole thing ended up running about an hour and 40 minutes. Twenty-one people showed up (I think, though I'll have a more accurate count when I figure up how many handouts are left), which was far more than I expected, and for which I'm quite grateful. Thank you to those who showed up.

I was amused that the Cradle of Filth video got such a positive response, I just wish it had been shorter. And I wish I'd had sound coming from the projector, not just the iBook.

The short comic that ninjer let me use was great, especially his explaination of it. . . as I didn't actually have any idea about his intent, but I found it funny anyway. Special thanks, also, to those who were able to shed light onto aspects I either was unaware of, or couldn't explain as well.

Thanks much, guys. The presentation was worth giving because it was all so much fun. :)
Current Mood: naughtynaughty
Current Music: "Blue Guitar", -JB

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Date:February 16th, 2005 03:37 pm (UTC)
Congratulations on a great presentation! If you ever decide to visit Lovecraft land (Rhode Island) in person, do let me know! :)
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Date:February 16th, 2005 05:18 pm (UTC)
Needs to be held yearly, if not more often.
Date:February 16th, 2005 05:36 pm (UTC)
Sorry I couldn't make it -- the orientation meeting at the middle school for my son lasted 45 minutes longer than anticipated. :(
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Date:February 16th, 2005 07:04 pm (UTC)
Damn that sounds like it was fun. Almost makes me wish I was in Ohio.

Then again, I still have my sanity, so I'll stick with dirt poor, shitty Michigan for another few months, heh heh.
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Date:February 16th, 2005 07:53 pm (UTC)

There is something important about this mythos that I thin.k you should know

I didn't want to bring it up at the meeting, even though the Yellow Sign would have made it safer...

But the Elder Gods and Outer Ones are all really Japanese girls.

[scroll down to CG]

**goes and hides somewhere and hopes they are really apathetic, because that site would be an ego-blow otherwise...*
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Date:February 16th, 2005 08:26 pm (UTC)

Re: There is something important about this mythos that I thin.k you should know

Haha. Yes, and if you do a Google Image Search on Eris, you get lots of Anime.

I'm starting to believe the Japanese don't have their own culture to draw on.
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Date:February 16th, 2005 10:27 pm (UTC)

Re: There is something important about this mythos that I thin.k you should know

As a student of Japanese Culture 231, I can confirm this.
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Date:February 16th, 2005 09:04 pm (UTC)

I don't know about you ...

... but I've got the handout sitting right beside my computer.
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Date:February 17th, 2005 10:23 pm (UTC)

Japanese girls, eh?

I responded to this, but I guess it didn't show up. ::shrugs:: All I said was that the idea of the elder ones being Japanese girls *almost* makes me want to consider this belief system. Not quite, though.

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