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January 18th, 2006


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11:32 am - A strange book upon my doorstep appears . . .
As I approached my door on that cold, rainy night, I happened across a small, non-descript package upon the step. The packaging was damp from the rain, but not soaked through. I gathered it up with my things and brought it inside.

I wondered what the package held, and so after setting my other affairs in order about the house, I dug out my pocket knife and opened the package. Within, I found a mass of paper wrapped around a more solid object. Removing the paper, I felt that it must contain a book, but I sought a letter or another item that might disclose the origin of this box. Alas, none was immediately apparent within.

Unwrapping the paper that surrounded the book, I was cautious. I know too well what omen books found on dreary nights, alone on the doorstep, might be. Imagine my surprise when I removed the final sheet of paper and saw a long-lost and forgotten being looking me in the eye.

Before me, reposed in my shaking hands, was a frightful countenance. An elongated head, wrinkled and elder, comprised most of the cover. Two silvery, elongated eyes stared coldly at me. The teeth, many misshapen or discoloured, were the prominent feature around the mouth and grinned in an unholy way. Coming out of its mouth was an horrific tongue, reaching out toward me. In this elder-being's hands, the world itself was grasped, and the book made a clicking noise when moved, not unlike the sound of certain night-loving insects.

Below the horrible visige, the name of the book was clear:

TIKINOMICON


Behind the cover, a letter was loosely placed. Through elegant script which tapered off into illegible scribble, one line stood out:
"I would urge the utmost caution in any recitation of the book's passages."
Words I should surely have taken to heart. . .

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True story. . . More to come, as I explore the horrors inherent in the Tikinomicon. A picture will be available soon.

Very special thanks to creature_tamer, who scripted the letter included in the dreaded book.
Current Mood: amusedamused
Current Music: "Sea of Heartbreak", -JB

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From:raydon_12
Date:January 18th, 2006 05:23 pm (UTC)
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Tikinomicron? Wild, this is the first I've ever heard of it. Can't wait to read more.
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From:chronarchy
Date:January 18th, 2006 05:30 pm (UTC)
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It's a book with a big Tiki god on the front.

Absolutely classic.
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From:raydon_12
Date:January 18th, 2006 05:38 pm (UTC)
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Wild, crazy! Cool, I"m going to have to look into it.
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From:chronarchy
Date:January 18th, 2006 05:56 pm (UTC)
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I tried a bit today to find an online picture of it, but I haven't yet. If I stumble across one, I'll be sure to post it.
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From:raydon_12
Date:January 18th, 2006 06:05 pm (UTC)
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I've tried several searches already and haven't found anything, 4 different used and rare book sites, metacrawler, and google. nothing. Barnes and Nobel, Tattered Cover, and Amazon are all clueless, though I'm not suprised with that.
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From:chronarchy
Date:January 18th, 2006 10:47 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, I'm totally linking a pic tomorrow, if I have time.
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From:raydon_12
Date:January 18th, 2006 11:02 pm (UTC)
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sweet, can't wait to see it.
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From:singingwren
Date:January 18th, 2006 05:50 pm (UTC)
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I love things with big tiki gods on them.

*beams*
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From:chronarchy
Date:January 18th, 2006 05:55 pm (UTC)
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Be careful. Such an unmentionable book may arrive on your doorstep, next. . .
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From:singingwren
Date:January 18th, 2006 06:03 pm (UTC)
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Er, I don't love them THAT much...

Anything ending in "-nomicon" is BAD!
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From:chronarchy
Date:January 18th, 2006 10:45 pm (UTC)
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Whatever. You're just afraid that you'll like it.
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From:chronarchy
Date:January 18th, 2006 10:46 pm (UTC)
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One can only hope, I know. :)
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From:creature_tamer
Date:January 19th, 2006 01:32 am (UTC)
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Glad to see that arrived. Beware, ye mortal soul! The Tikinomicon may yet prove to be a blessing or a curse. :)
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From:chronarchy
Date:January 19th, 2006 02:32 pm (UTC)
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We shall see. . . We shall see. . .

(but yeah, thanks much for it. I really like it :)
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From:smithing_chick
Date:January 19th, 2006 06:22 am (UTC)
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Heh. "If your image doesn't work, put a tiki god in it". So speaketh our Lord, Art Chantrey, Demigod of modern Graphic Design.
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From:chronarchy
Date:January 19th, 2006 02:33 pm (UTC)
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And it works. . .
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From:erienc
Date:January 19th, 2006 02:36 pm (UTC)
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I think good friends give books, it is like they want you to grow or something :)
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From:chronarchy
Date:January 19th, 2006 02:43 pm (UTC)
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You're probably right, there. I could do with some growing :)
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From:chirael
Date:January 19th, 2006 04:53 pm (UTC)
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Hm, any relation to this website? Can't seem to find it on Amazon either :(

At first glance, I thought you'd written Wikinomicon, which of course would have piqued my interest even more :)
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From:chronarchy
Date:January 19th, 2006 04:56 pm (UTC)
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No relation. . . yet.

But damn, can you imagine a wikinomicon?

Wow. What a grand idea *that* would be!
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From:chirael
Date:January 19th, 2006 05:02 pm (UTC)
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Yep. It would be utter chaos, which I'm sure would delight you and your Lady Eris to no end :)

And yes, wikinomi.com is an even clever permutation of an already clever idea :)
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From:chronarchy
Date:January 19th, 2006 06:48 pm (UTC)
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I will see what I can do. . .
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From:chronarchy
Date:January 19th, 2006 04:57 pm (UTC)
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Perhaps, though, a "wikinomi.com" would be better. . .

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