kokopelle: (Cat - Sleepy)
A meme I answered back in 2007... goodness... I need to pull together an original thought!

1. What is your set of your 5-ever-favourite books(or films) and why?

Funny... I have a hard time coming up with a top five books. The thing is that I'm always reading something. To pick out a top five would do the remaining hundreds of books some measure of injustice. That said, here is a list of books that shaped my life:

Only Dance There Is” by Ram Dass
The first conscious raising “metaphysical” book I read.

Das Energi” by Paul Williams
Conscious raising prose

Awareness : A De Mello Spirituality Conference in His Own Words” by Anthony de Mello
Get this book if you are at all interested in being aware.

How to Make Your Life Work, or Why Aren't You Happy?” by Ken Keyes
An examination of happiness, habits, and preferences

Anatomy of the Spirit : The Seven Stages of Power and Healing” by Caroline Myss
A modern holistic look at awareness and the connection between biography and biology. Excellent!

The Wisdom of Insecurity” By Allan Watts
A wonderful examination of “I” and “me”.

Siddhartha” by Hermann Hesse
A big favorite of mine


2. What are the top beautiful places in your city/area you live?

I am continually struck by the beauty of the trees in my region. I speak of most any trees. They have a majesty that man made constructs struggle to attain and maintain.

3. Do you believe in angels?

Yes. I suppose I see them as another form of guide/protector/entity that exists in the pan dimensional spaces.

4. What's the best way of spending time?

It depends on what I'm doing. At work I am focused on things directly or tangentially connected with my employment. At home I am focused on relaxing and working on my own projects/interests. When I'm with my lovely mate I focus on fully appreciating her love and affection. Each of these instances has a "best" quality. My life would be incomplete if I did not have all these ways of spending time.

5. If you had a chance to have (even magic) ABILITY, what would it be?

I thought this was a great question. Here is the funny thing, I've already experienced what people would call "magic" abilities. The world of healing and prophecy are part of of my mundane reality. The thing I would really like to have now is sanity and the ability to constructively focus on the opportunities in my life. I would like to have closer relationships with my friends. I would like to have less anger, grief and guilt. I would like to be able to talk to my family. I guess I've gotten to the point that abilities are not enough. I now crave a quality of life that abilities, even magical ones, cannot directly manifest.

How I Am

Aug. 9th, 2014 12:02 am
kokopelle: Frank n Furter (frank_n_furter)
I created this meme to explain how I really am:



kokopelle: (rural house)
“If you want to be reminded of the love of the Lord, just watch the sunrise.”
Jeannette Walls, Half Broke Horses



kokopelle: Frank n Furter (frank_n_furter)

An original song by yours truly...

Mr. Mallory

Mr. Mallory was mad; he was enraged
His candidate was not in office
His political party was out of power
His favorite organization needed his help
All was not right in the world

(chorus)
Mr. Mallory did his part
Mr. Mallory didn’t think much
Mr. Mallory why can’t we be like you?

Mr. Mallory shared a meme
It poked the other guys in the eye
It shared his rage
It wasn’t completely truthful, but that’s OK
All was not right in the world

(chorus)
Mr. Mallory did his part
Mr. Mallory didn’t think much
Mr. Mallory why can’t we be like you?

Mr. Mallory was still mad; he was still enraged
He had shared other peoples’ thoughts
He had been a good soldier
The cause of right was served
All was not right in the world

(chorus)
Mr. Mallory did his part
Mr. Mallory didn’t think much
Mr. Mallory why can’t we be like you?

kokopelle: (Cat LOL'd)
I came across a fake (hopefully) newspaper article about a young lady and a bass player.



It inspired me to create my own newspaper article!  Mine featured the coming together of the dance worlds of swing and contra!



kokopelle: (ATHF - Moonnites Rule)
In preparation for the upcoming Godzilla movie!










kokopelle: Frank n Furter (frank_n_furter)
My first attempt at a mock protesting meme...  I need to tweak the fonts. 



kokopelle: (Comment - Vampire Like You)
Today I saw a meme about being a hipster...



I thought the blog was about the hair style (extra points for beard!), retro glasses, t-shirt and suspenders. SO HIP, and getting a lot more prevalent. Everything old is new again.  I commented that I was hipster before it was hip! It's time to break out the clothes that have been in my closet for decades. Everything old is new again!

Shoot, one of the benefits of being old(er) is seeing fashions come back around (and around?). The "Hipster Peer Pressure" pic demonstrates a lot of trends that are coming back around. Others I've noticed: big hair, short socks, tall glasses, and my favorite... red lipstick (love it!),

I created my own meme



I then posted a picture from a few years back...



Now I am being told that the original hipster photo looks just like your profile picture! Joy!

kokopelle: (Sinfest - Devil Booth)
I saw a meme today that said “Where’s the Justice? – A human person blocking a construction of a Tar Sands pipeline for 10 hours can receive up to 2 years in jail – A corporate person spilling 1 million gallons of Tar Sands and causing $1 billion in damage gets ZERO jail time”.

I reviewed the comments of this meme and saw incredible outrage that include obscenity. I also saw comments that basically said “it is about the intent”. So true, and I believe that our society is larger clueless about intent.

Observation of intent is a powerful tool that’s not used often enough. The person blocking the construction did so with an intent to cause harm, no matter their justifications. The person / people who spilled the oil did so accidentally and without malicious intent. I suspect that the oil spillers were punished in other ways, perhaps as much as losing their jobs and getting a black mark on their career. Is this all fair? No, but an awareness of intent is not about fairness.

On the topic of intent, the creators of the meme fully intended to spark outrage and rally people to their cause they embrace. The creator of this meme does not want to hear about intent or have their audience think about intent. Instead they want burning rage, along with the promotion of some larger agenda. Shame on us for going along with their mind games. Think about intent when you see memes on FB. Think about intent when you hear about people doing stupid things. The “rest of the story” may surprise you.
kokopelle: (Sinfest - The Truth)

I've blogged about my dislike of memes before... I think I have! I really dislike those cute little pictures with sayings / witticisms. The encouraging ones are OK. It is the political ones that get me going. Why? Is it because I dislike the sayings of groups that are contrary to my political leanings? I'm not keen on those, but I realized that all flavors of political memes have a common issue and I saw one today that illustrated their challenge.

Read more... )

Back the philosophical aspects of this blog. The meme shares the challenge of offering a statement in short bullet form. At best this is a slogan that rallies the truth. At worst it is a shit bomb thrown into a mixed crowd. Why? A political meme is like taking a bath in an inch of water. There is liquid there, it is bath tub shaped, but there isn't enough to shape a conversation around. There are so shades of gray to really contentious topics and a meme can't do justice to any topic. They instead make Facebook a landscape of strife. I would prefer if people just stated their beliefs instead of turning to the flawed meme.

kokopelle: Horse Totem (Sinfest - Image is Everything)
1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Random
The first article title on the page is the name of your band.

2. http://www.quotationspage.com/random.php3
The last four words of the very last quote is the title of your album.

3. http://www.flickr.com/explore/interesting/7days/
The third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.

4. Use your graphics program of choice to throw them together, and post the result as a comment in this post. Also, pass it along in your own journal because it's more amusing that way.

kokopelle: (Dark God)
I swear that this came up the first time I tried this 'quiz'....


greensh disproved the existance of god

greensh was then promptly hit by a bolt of lighting
'What will your Headline be?' at QuizGalaxy.com

kokopelle: Horse Totem (Cat AntiGravity Diagram)
I took the "Which D&D Character are You?" test and got some interesting results. This was a rather long test with an exhaustive list of questions that resulted in an analysis of my being lawful/neutral/chaotic and good/evil. What am I?

The Test Results... )
kokopelle: (ATHF - Supreme)
Boy... that took a while! I'm all over the map when it comes to what flavor of Good/Neutral my morals take.

I Am A: Neutral Good Human Bard (6th Level)

Ability Scores:
Strength-13
Dexterity-12
Constitution-12
Intelligence-16
Wisdom-15
Charisma-13

Alignment:
Neutral Good A neutral good character does the best that a good person can do. He is devoted to helping others. He works with kings and magistrates but does not feel beholden to them. Neutral good is the best alignment you can be because it means doing what is good without bias for or against order. However, neutral good can be a dangerous alignment because because it advances mediocrity by limiting the actions of the truly capable.

Race:
Humans are the most adaptable of the common races. Short generations and a penchant for migration and conquest have made them physically diverse as well. Humans are often unorthodox in their dress, sporting unusual hairstyles, fanciful clothes, tattoos, and the like.

Class:
Bards often serve as negotiators, messengers, scouts, and spies. They love to accompany heroes (and villains) to witness heroic (or villainous) deeds firsthand, since a bard who can tell a story from personal experience earns renown among his fellows. A bard casts arcane spells without any advance preparation, much like a sorcerer. Bards also share some specialized skills with rogues, and their knowledge of item lore is nearly unmatched. A high Charisma score allows a bard to cast high-level spells.


Find out What Kind of Dungeons and Dragons Character Would You Be?, courtesy of Easydamus (e-mail)

Detailed Results )

Color Meme

Dec. 17th, 2007 09:17 am
kokopelle: Black Cat (Cat - Black)
Pretty neat stuff and accurate (enough) too...

Read more... )
kokopelle: (Cat - Bill The Cat)
Oh my... what a surprise!


Your Score: The Cat


You scored 81% domestic, 21% gregarious, 32% trickster, and 64% intellect!



Domestic, Solitary, Serious, Intelectual: you are the Cat! Cat represents a balance of strength in both physical and spiritual, psychic and sensual powers, merging these two worlds into one. Curious, intelligent, and physically adept, cat people tend to live in a world all their own.

Read more... )

kokopelle: (Cat - Bill The Cat)
From [livejournal.com profile] moonvoice ...

Comment on this post. I will choose seven userpics from your profile and you will explain what they mean and why you are using them. Post this along with your answers in your own journal so others can play along. (if you so desire)

OR

Choose seven of my own userpics. I'll explain them.

My Challenge... )
kokopelle: (Goren Last Question)
The camera goddess [livejournal.com profile] gothic_girl_81 gave me these:

1. Leave me a casual comment of no particular significance, like a lyric to your current favourite song, or your favourite kind of sandwich, maybe your favourite cat. Any remark, meaningless or not.
2. I will respond by asking you five personal questions so I can get to know you better.
3. Update your LJ with the answers to the questions.
4. Include this explanation and offer to ask someone else in your own post.
5. When others respond with a desultory comment, you will ask them five questions

My answers to her questions... )
kokopelle: (Frylock - Tell Me I've Been Bad)
I'll pick 7 interests of yours that I'd like to know more about, and you will write a journal entry about them in your journal and invite your friends to comment and so on and so forth. Don't just tell me about your interests in a comment to my journal...you've got to play fair and put it in your journal, so others can play along.

Tagged by [livejournal.com profile] shinaraz

cat juggling: Two words... The Jerk. Another two words: Steve Martin.

"Good Lord - I've heard about this - cat juggling! {juggle, meow meow, juggle juggle juggle, meow meow meow, one handed juggling! meow! Thunk!} Stop! Stop! Stop it! Stop it! Stop it! Good. Father, could there be a god that would let this happen?"



lava lamp: One of the coolest inventions ever. Just don't cook one on a stove top. Mythbusters found that these psychedelic items could become deadly munitions.

lovecraft: H. P. Lovecraft, the master of cosmic horror. I am a BIG fan of all his work. Let's go to the Mountains of Madness!

hojojutsu: Japanese method of restraining people with ropes. Typically associated with the military and law enforcement, there are no writings in English about this ancient art.

perpendicular buildings: It is a handy thing eh? At this time I am the only person who has this as an interest. My contribution to originality!

shibari: Though this art of rope restraint did originate from hojojutsu, the bondage techniques are far gentler, and great care is taken to avoid injury. I seen artists perform this technique before... it is quite a sight to witness and experience. (grin)

vba: Visual Basic for Applications. I've programmed in this application scripting language for several years and have a neat bundle of tricks for whipping up a kick-ass database.
kokopelle: (Cat - Bunny Love)
I filled this out for somebody else... so I'll repost it here.

1. Your Middle Name:
2. Age:
3. Single or Taken:
4. Favourite Movie:
5. Favourite Song or Album:
6. Favourite Band/Artist:
7. Dirty or Clean:
8. Tattoos and/or Piercings:
9. Do we know each other outside of LJ?:
10. What's your philosophy on life?:
11. Is the bottle half-full or half-empty?:
12. Would you keep a secret from me if you thought it was in my best interest?:
13. What is your favourite memory of us?:
14. What is your favourite guilty pleasure?:
15. Tell me one odd/interesting fact about you:
16. You can have three wishes (for yourself, so forget all the 'world peace, etc.' malarkey) - what are they?:
17. Can we get together and make a cake?:
18. Which country is your spiritual home?:
19. What is your big weakness?:
20. Do you think I'm a good person?:
21. What was your best/favourite subject at school?:
22. Describe your accent:
23. If you could change anything about me, would you?:
24. What do you wear to sleep?:
25. Trousers or skirts?:
26. Cigarettes or alcohol?:
27. If I only had one day to live, what would we do together?:
28. Will you re-post this so I can fill it out for you?:

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