Sunday, May 01, 2005

Happy Beltane (Sort Of) (Thanks, Pope Gregory...Not)

Happy sort-of Beltane, guys! (This is the fixed date of Beltane, which goes sundown to sundown 4/31-5/1. We celebrate the lunar Beltane this year a few days later.)

Hurrah for Beltane.

Not hurrah for a cat who shall remain unidentified, who found the Venus I made and decided life would not be perfect if s/he did not SLEEP on it, all night, squishing it basically beyond fixin' as the clay is self-hardening. I'll smooth the cracks and keep her, but she's not all gorgeous, so I'll have to show you version 2.0. Hail Discordia, even when it means more work for me.

More later once I know if I'm going to a cookout tonight, or to an expulsion, or both.

11 Comments:

At 2:57 PM, Blogger Irina Tsukerman said...

Happy Beltane! How did the expulsion go? Is there any way to protect oneself against black magic>

 
At 3:47 PM, Blogger parcequilfaut said...

Expulsion not happened yet; workday not yet over.

The answer is yes, but I can't go into detail with the time I've got...I'll e-mail you, and then talk about it once the expulsion is over. Some protective measures have already been taken, more will be taken once we see how it goes. Watch this site for breaking news.

My poor little Goddess. I'm so alternately bummed and pissed about that...she looked SO awesome and no one but CDHSarah ever got to see her before the Attack of the Obese Cat.

 
At 9:26 AM, Blogger GoddessAradia said...

Of couse at my house it's not the obese cat, it's that raveging monty python bunny:)
If you really must know, parcequilfaut, I think your second WV looks better than the first.
Irina,
About your question of protecting from black magic.
First, understand that parcequilfaut and I define black magic as that magic performed solely for yourself, and often without regard to the effect on others. Therefore, one could cast a simple circle for protection. Thats fine, but if you cast a protection circle because you killed someone and are hiding from the police...different story.
That said, protection from black magic is entirely possible, and one of the more common ways is to "bind" the person from harming themselves and others until the greater forces in the world deem the binding unneccesary.
This subject I could talk about for hours, but it is my blog, so I will refer to parcequilfaut for further info. I'm sure she will disagree with SOMETHING I have said ;oP

 
At 9:27 AM, Blogger GoddessAradia said...

I meant *NOT my blog...oops

 
At 9:46 AM, Blogger parcequilfaut said...

CDHSarah, the only problem with that analogy is that, say, the Alice could lay herself over a Venus for hours and never make a dent. Not so much, the Eldest or Middle Kitties.

Thanks for sharing the spotlight. ;) Oh, btw, my router was in the office, so I am totally on the fast track to work from home. I need to talk to you about that though, so look for an email.

 
At 10:15 AM, Blogger GoddessAradia said...

Indeed Alice COULD sit on your WD for hours and not make a dent...but thats not what she would do. She would instead through it around to make noise...until the Sir Williams got it. Then he would eat it...see how it works in my house?

 
At 10:32 AM, Blogger GoddessAradia said...

last comment, I promise...
please forgive me, it appears that I have lost the ability to type anything...anything at all...sorry!

 
At 12:05 PM, Blogger parcequilfaut said...

Have you considered volunteering the Sir Williams to the US government, to help them take care of the nuclear waste problem? He can eat ANYTHING.

Of course, then he'd probably grow to be 50 feet tall and the whole world would die.....

 
At 4:20 PM, Blogger Irina Tsukerman said...

Thanks for clarifying the issue on black magic! It seems to have its own ethical nuances... Would be an interesting alternative to my Philosophical Ethics class, though I like that one as well! ; )

 
At 9:55 PM, Blogger parcequilfaut said...

Philosophical ethics and Magical Ethics have a lot in common, honestly, and the time I spent reading and discussing ethics in college philosophy definitely put me on the path I'm on...

...although BGTysh, when talking about bindings, does have the tendency to say "You won't have any more trouble once you tie them up and bury them in the backyard!" (talking about fetishes made to represent a person in a binding rite.) Sad, but true. Of course, Tysh talks tongue in cheek quite often.... ;)

 
At 8:29 AM, Blogger Irina Tsukerman said...

That's pretty funny, actually! : D

 

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