In memory of my days of being an Africanist, I offer this happy picture of a molpephant meeting a sea-
When I first saw that, the blue area looked like a cat (outline) facing left. It's hard for me to unsee, and it took some time before I could see the actual image!
Hopefully if we aren't in Africa, we can still be in a Randallverse where Cuegan may yet meet a molpephant.
was an awesome explanation! You are like unto the Baobobs. And while I'm @ you, I loved your Starry Starry Night
ottification... favorite line: "Perhaps there's only... now?". Very touching.@Buffygirl:
I also loved Viva la Vida@Angelastic:
Really treeish When You Wish Upon a Star
's too. Both awesome in their own way, neither lesser than the other.
I wanted to share this wonderful video
, about a molpy in distress who gets a helping hand set of wheels.
Thanks; that was a touching video!@BytEfLUSh:
Nice ottification of Under The Milky Way
. I was not previously familiar with The Church (I know, an odd thing for the Pope of the Holy Contradiction to say!)
Welcome back KarMann! We missed you! (I know I
did!). And it's great to hear from charlie_grumbles. Remember always the words
of our own BlitzGirl the First: "As grains of Sand(semencancercoffeebabies) in a Sandcastle, this needle-pulled thing works best when we are not all of the same shape. Our quirks clasp us together all the more strongly, so that when we Wait for it together - whatever Time we may travel, whatever sect we may splinter, whatever graph or song or hat we share - we are not alone. For though Time may scatter us among the pastposts and the Present, in the end, it is also what brought us to this mad, mad, glorious home in the first place."
The Truth of this utterance has shown itself to be so time after Time; in a practical sense most recently during the meteor, but in a personal sense all the time. Once in the tribe, always in the tribe.
azule wrote:Part of my basis for this theory is that the background is white, and white is light.
So that explains why the white pixels are on top. The heavier black pixels sink to the bottom of the frame!
Two things about stars.
One is I'm loving the starry night in the OTC. I sense some impatience - are we perhaps forgetting the Great Commandment? The meteor is a reminder. The stars are utterly beautiful, and when I'm away from city lights I can gaze at them for a long, long time.
Two is that we are all stars here. And that is quite special - a treasure even.
Flado wrote:I've come to the discussion of Schizoblitzing, and I kind of like the idea of doing it. But:
a) I've been made contradictory§ BlitzGirl the Next on the promise that I will be blitzing properly, and
b) It is sometimes fun to "drop a bomb in the future" and look at the explosion a mip later (reminds me vaguely of CMB)
So I face a dilemma: to schizoblitz, or to remain strictly orthodox?
Even within the Church of the Holy Contradiction, there are two lines of thought on this... at least to the extent that there is any thought at all in the Church of the Holy Contradiction. An absolutely pure Blitz, in which one feels the void of not having experienced Time in its proper time, and with a pure heart totally forsaking the future to pursue the Most Holy Quest, is also categorically impossible. One cannot truly feel the void without experiencing at least some future time, and at that point one's Quest is always tainted (or blessed, if you will) with the knowledge of that particular future. It is true that one can simply decide to Blitz, having never seen the OTC or the OTT, and while that Quest is pure on the one side, the void has not truly been experienced in one's soul. So, the ideal canonical BlitzQuest cannot be experienced in This Life, but only in the Next Life. Of course, being Categorically Impossible, many believe it to be Gloriously Inevitable.
Contradiction is not so simple however, as you well know (being the retired Patriarch of the Western Paradox Church and all)
, and these questions have kept our clerics busily employed for many yips. It keeps them out of trouble, and is probably just as well.
You have run into taixzo's question of whether or not to SchitzoBlitz. As you probably know by now, taixzo decided that the One True Way was to actually forsake the present rather than risk distraction from the Most Holy Quest. taixzo Blitzed at the unheard of speed of over one hundred NewPages per Heretical Day. This was once thought to be impossible, but if one is monastic about it, Blitzing the way Heretical monastic clerics pray, it can be done. Ironically, when taixzo's arrived into the present, there had already been another
such BlitzRocket: CasCat had done the same thing a few days prior, unannounced!
So, you can take that as inspiration. It is true that not everyone can enter a monestary to experience Time in its own time, but that is really the key to it all. The purpose of Blitzing is to experience Time in its own time. For most, this will mean forsaking the present, so as to allow the past to become the present, because knowledge of the present is what puts the past in the past. There are events in your future, which are in our past, where knowledge of them will likely prevent you from experiencing them as the present. You will know as you go through those times, but you cannot know until you do so. The very temptation to peek into the future is indicative of the need to maintain your spiritual dicipline, for if you were never tempted, the future wouldn't be mattering much, and there would be no special calling to Blitz in the first place.
As Pope of the Order of the Holy Contradiction, I lean towards Orthodoxy. But in the end, it is not for me to judge; that judgement, should it come, is done on a higher plane.
For further spiritual guidance, I would refer you to the other Blitzers; their insight is beyond value. At the moment they include BlitzGirl herself, PhoenixRising, Selcouth, Vytron, and our two "BlitzGirl the Fasts", taixzo and CasCat.
Pope of the Order of the Holy Contradictioneta stars and azule's observation