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April 20th, 2005


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09:17 am - What a day. . . Sigils and time-traveling mages. . . Stay away from me, please!
Well, yesterday was officially the busiest day I've had in a long time.

I met 15 total time-traveling mages, and found out that they can really keep one busy.

I noticed that my sigilzation technique changed. I think this was self-defense, actually, as I found myself suddenly required to make sigils at the drop of a hat, with little thought and lots of creativity.

In the past, my sigils have been mostly words formed into symbols; yesterday, they were mostly cartoonish drawings and initials (when letters were actually involved). I'm not so impressed with how they look, because some quite clearly convey the exact intent, which is sometimes considered a no-no in the sigilization world.

Truth be told, they are, in general, poor displays of sigilmanship (if such a thing exists) if you look at them from the armchair of Chaos Magic theory. If I had seen these sigils on Monday, I would have suggested that the Chaote who drew them go back to Sigil School.

I will have a copy of all the sigils I did at Trillium this weekend, if you're really interested. Here are the highlights for people who won't get to be there (I'll hopefully be able to get pics up later for the ones that have no pic):

  1. The sigil that started it all was for fred_smith, and is for opening a pickle jar.
  2. A sigil for tlachtga to get her boyfriend to pick up his clothes, or at least not leave them on the floor.
  3. A sigil for a guy named Jaxx Splaxt, who noted that he was currently in the Anderson System and in the 25th century. I created a sigil to help him find his Yarston Blaster (whatever that is).
  4. A sigil for tanrinia because she needed one.
  5. A sigil for ceolnamara to find a free table at lunch.
  6. A sigil for a girl named Cynthia who introduced herself at lunch.
  7. A sigil for singingwren, who needed her sound card fixed (unforunately, no amount of magic can fix the sound on a computer without a soundcard. . .)
  8. A sigil for saffronhare to ward off the bugs.
  9. A sigil for perlgirlju for some R&R.
  10. One sigil was written on the back of a five dollar bill for a cashier at Wendy's who was looking for a boyfriend.
  11. A sigil for mistw02 for a test.
  12. A sigil for an idiot who couldn't install SPSS (passed over the counter at work).
  13. A sigil for rfunk for his attendance at PSA in the past.
  14. A sigil for ceolnamara was also done to help her open an Orange Juice bottle on Sunday, but it hasn't been done yet.
  15. And finally, a sigil for the campus preacher dude who is very obviously a time-traveling magician, but was very resistant for a while to taking the sigil, because I think he wanted to keep his status as a mage on the DL.


But most importantly, a big thank-you to everyone who was not a time-traveling mage yesterday. You have no idea how much I appreciate your normalcy.
Current Mood: accomplished
Current Music: "Boat Drinks", -JB

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From:unnamed525
Date:April 20th, 2005 02:44 pm (UTC)

Abnormal

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Did you recognize me, or did my disguise work?
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From:chronarchy
Date:April 20th, 2005 03:07 pm (UTC)

Re: Abnormal

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Dude, I never expected that such a hot woman could carry around such a sausage. I approve wholeheartedly of your disguise.

But if you ever do that again, I'm going to have to hit you.
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From:styskel
Date:April 20th, 2005 02:46 pm (UTC)
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What about the time-traveling mages who were stuck at different times?
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From:chronarchy
Date:April 20th, 2005 03:06 pm (UTC)
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I'm under the impression that, as time-travelers, they'd be able to get to where I am yesterday to get things for the future.

But I could be wrong.
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From:satikat
Date:April 20th, 2005 02:49 pm (UTC)
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cool. so could you do a sigil for a compulsion to exercise every night or morning? or both?

cause i want to exercise. i think about it. i just don't do it. maybei need some nikes.

*hug*

wish i could make trillium, but i hope youhave a grand time
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From:chronarchy
Date:April 20th, 2005 03:06 pm (UTC)
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I'm going to miss you terribly there.

I'll see what I can do about that particular sigil, though. :)
From:perlgirlju
Date:April 20th, 2005 02:59 pm (UTC)
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*laugh*

R&R...what an appropriate choice of term, given the subject...
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From:chronarchy
Date:April 20th, 2005 03:05 pm (UTC)
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*winks*
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From:raydon_12
Date:April 20th, 2005 03:13 pm (UTC)
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hhmmm, wild. I see some similarities between that and rune magic that I've read about recently but haven't had the guts to try. I'm a bit skittish around magic.
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From:chronarchy
Date:April 20th, 2005 03:43 pm (UTC)
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It's the fear that sometimes acompanies a working that often creates the rush one gets from it.

Do it. See what happens.

And remember: banish with laughter.
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From:chronarchy
Date:April 20th, 2005 03:42 pm (UTC)
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Haha. If there were such such a thing as "real" chaotes. . . I'm not totally sure we exist.
From:fred_smith
Date:April 20th, 2005 03:19 pm (UTC)
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Good work. Sir. Time travellers everywhere salute you.
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From:chronarchy
Date:April 20th, 2005 03:37 pm (UTC)
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Middle fingers highly raised when their sigils don't work, I'm sure.
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From:_boy_
Date:April 20th, 2005 03:50 pm (UTC)
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I must admit, I like the receipt book, though it would be nice if you could get a pad of prescriptions.

A cure for what ails you.
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From:chronarchy
Date:April 20th, 2005 03:56 pm (UTC)
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I looked very, very hard for carbonless copies that didn't have lines all over them, but I couldn't get anything like that. This was the best I could do.

But now I know what to look for if this happens again :)

Good call!
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From:tlachtga
Date:April 20th, 2005 04:04 pm (UTC)
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Sadly, I can't make it to Trillium this year (long story, and I'm really aggrevated about this), so I hope you'll scan my sigil.
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From:chronarchy
Date:April 20th, 2005 05:04 pm (UTC)
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Argh! No! I was really, really looking forward to seeing you. Now I have to go pout.

*pouts*

Anyway, I'll get the sigil scanned in as soon as we have our scanner back in the office. At the moment, it's unavailable.

But I could give it to Dafydd to give to you, or I could mail it, too :)
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From:capriciouslass
Date:April 20th, 2005 05:16 pm (UTC)

a request...

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Can you make me a sigil to help protect me from idiotic neighbors?

Yep, she's a day late and a dollar short, just like usual...
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From:chronarchy
Date:April 20th, 2005 05:39 pm (UTC)

Re: a request...

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I'll see what I can do :)

Don't worry, you're not the only one late :)
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From:singingwren
Date:April 20th, 2005 05:35 pm (UTC)
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Complicated.

I appear to be unaware of my secret nature as a time-traveling magician, although with me, I am always willing to harbor deep suspicions of anything.

It makes my mind reel to try to consider me coming to you for something that, at the "real" time, I hadn't presently considered yet... knowing that when I did so, it was in the past, and probably well in the past because it will likely be a long time before I try anything as crazy / brave as that. But why would I go back into the past that far for something that, in the future, I will already know cannot be fixed? I will know then, that in the past, it did not work.

Or will I? Maybe in the future, I will do something like that not knowing what will happen because I will haven't (haha, is taht a tense? XD) actually DONE it yet -- that is, tried to go back and experienced going back in the past to a different point (because yesterday, I was also obviously in class instead of your office, occupying a different reality tunnel of the past.)

But if that were the case, wouldn't I already KNOW it didn't work because at the point in my future reading this LJ will have happened in the past?

... Ooh, or maybe that will be WHY I do that, just because I figure if everybody else is doing it, I might as traverse a few chunks of time and step into your office to annoy you as well? :D

... I fear for our futures.
No wonder my brain was so fried all through CS&E. ^-^;
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From:chronarchy
Date:April 20th, 2005 05:40 pm (UTC)
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On the other hand, though: did you fire it? Because if not, well, there's not much I can do. :) I can only provide the tools: you have to apply :)

And truly, you have a dizzying intellect.
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From:dmartin
Date:April 20th, 2005 05:40 pm (UTC)
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I do what I can. You're welcome.
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From:chronarchy
Date:April 20th, 2005 05:46 pm (UTC)
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Excellent. That's the attitude I like to see.
From:ex_acousticd43
Date:April 20th, 2005 05:51 pm (UTC)
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If you're willing, I could use a sigil for musical inspiration and emotional strength when it came to relationships or men! Girl Power! Raur
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From:chronarchy
Date:April 20th, 2005 06:22 pm (UTC)
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I'll see what I can do. Will you be at Trillium? remind me for it there.
From:tanrinia
Date:April 20th, 2005 07:49 pm (UTC)
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so ... i'm lost (again)

was i a time traveling mage or a bastion of normalcy? i'd think i'd know but that might be one of those things that's hidden from me.

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From:chronarchy
Date:April 20th, 2005 08:37 pm (UTC)
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Yesterday, you were a time-traveling mage. Sorry about that.
From:healing_coyote
Date:April 21st, 2005 01:52 am (UTC)
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What about invisible time travelling magicians?

I love sigil magic-- its the only thing that has worked consistently the few times i've needed magic.

you've inspired me to start reading my chaos books again...
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From:chronarchy
Date:April 25th, 2005 05:18 pm (UTC)
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Good to know that I've inspired something in you. . .

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