Archive for the ‘magick’ Category

If Knowing The Unknowable Is Crazy, I Don’t Want To Be Sane

December 15th, 2010 by frankie23

Is life getting you down? Do you need a new way of seeing the world? Hey, why not try the Necronomicon? New, horrible vistas of reality will upon unto your eyes, driving you either insane, or causing you to fall on your kneews in anticipation of the dark times. It’ll be great!

Hey, why not try the Necronomicon? [io9]

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Superman is Real

April 14th, 2009 by frankie23


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This is an interesting little article. A collection of excerpts from various interviews where different comic book artists talk about real-life encounters with their characters. I’ve seen a few of these before, but they’re well worth reading again. One of my favourites comes from Alan Moore:

One day, I was in Westminster in London — this was after we had introduced the character — and I was sitting in a sandwich bar. All of a sudden, up the stairs came John Constantine. He was wearing the trenchcoat, a short cut — he looked — no, he didn’t even look exactly like Sting. He looked exactly like John Constantine. He looked at me, stared me straight in the eyes, smiled, nodded almost conspiratorially and then just walked off around the corner to the other part of the snack bar.

I sat there and thought, should I go around that corner and see if he is really there, or should I just eat my sandwich and leave? I opted for the latter; I thought it was the safest. I’m not making any claims to anything. I’m just saying that it happened.

Go through the whole thing, you’ll find it well worth the read.

Superman is Real [Electric Children]

Eris Goddess of Strife: Cutie

July 16th, 2008 by frankie23

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Isn’t that just one of the nicest renditions of Eris you’ve ever seen? It comes from D.J Coffman’s blog Yirmumah.com, which has one of the more interesting gimmicks I’ve seen yet. Basically, you send him two bucks via the PayPal with a request, and he’ll provide it for you in visual format. He’s already managed to piss off Scott Kurtz from PVP for this one, so the man is a king in my book. Go check it out, and if you request anything, make sure to tell me!

Will Draw Anything 49: Eris Goddess of Strife eating a Hotdog [Yirmumah.com]

My Reagent, Let Me Show You It

December 3rd, 2007 by frankie23

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In this dark time, when cats walk the internet speaking like Ritalin-deprived twelve year-olds, the madness of LolSpeak cannot be avoided. It infests our cupboards, our cup-o-noodles, even our cupolas. Now, it has even infiltrated dread R’lyeh. And it’s hilarious.

My Reagent, Let Me Show You It [LOLTHULHU, via Qelqoth]

Signs of the Second Coming. Again.

September 11th, 2007 by frankie23

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Discovered a prophecy masking-taped onto a pole at my local Skytrain station, this missive from the masses was placed to get as much attention as possible, right next to the up escalator. I didn’t really have time to read it then, so I quickly snapped a few pics for later reference. The text of it is fascinating, really; for those who can’t be bothered, or the sight-impaired, it reads, spelling not corrected:

ATTENTION PEOPLE’S!!!!!
Today look-up toward the night-sky, at 9:30 PM – 1 PM to night. You will see the GUARDIAN’S that was prophesied in the Bible, they are extraterrestrials!!! There formation look like this
(see image above)
The dotes are the ships!!! They are not stars. The lights will cause no refraction and sit much lower than satelites!!!
This is no joke. Also
The Aldebaran; a giant sun. They key star of Taurus constellation; To-view-look toward North East at Pre-dawn 5 – 6:00 AM. Last time seen was thousands of years-ago.
It is bighter than the moon as prophesied in the Bible!!!!!
MAJOR DESTRUCTION!!! This is part of the “SIX SEALS”

Now, really, I know it sounds obvious, but there’s a couple of things wrong with all this. First off, if Taurus is in the sky, Aldebaran is visible; it’s one of the brightest stars in the sky, period. Now, brighter than the moon is an interesting statement, but really, the moon isn’t so much bright as large; is the suggestion that the star will increase in visual size? As for the rest of it, there’s really no reference to “Guardians” in the bible that can be drawn from such a generic statement. However, all this being said, I’ll be loking to the night skies tonight, trying to look for the patterns. Being the anniversary of 9/11, it’d be so damn appropriate for the space overlords to come down and kick our asses, dontcha think?

Wellcome Medical Image Library

July 23rd, 2007 by frankie23

Blood vessels leaving the eye (Wellcome Images)

Isn’t this a treat on a gloomy Monday morning. The Wellcome library has recently released their image collection to the web under a Creative Commons license. With over 40,000 images dealing with medicine from the ages of witchcraft to modern biomedical breakthroughs, and with more images being added constantly, the depth of this archive is intense, and must be experienced to be understood.

Wellcome Images, via Bioephemera