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LMNO

Quote from: Hoopla! on February 11, 2019, 08:23:52 PM
Someone in r/occult today was asking what is the best way to get the attention of Eris. So, we're likely all doomed.

Throw a party; don't invite her.

hooplala

Quote from: LMNO on February 11, 2019, 08:34:50 PM
Quote from: Hoopla! on February 11, 2019, 08:23:52 PM
Someone in r/occult today was asking what is the best way to get the attention of Eris. So, we're likely all doomed.

Throw a party; don't invite her.

Definitely.
"Soon all of us will have special names" — Professor Brian O'Blivion

"Now's not the time to get silly, so wear your big boots and jump on the garbage clowns." — Bob Dylan?

"Do I contradict myself?
Very well then I contradict myself,
(I am large, I contain multitudes.)"
— Walt Whitman

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You have to invite someone on Her level though. It's cool if it's like "no deities allowed!" Who knows, maybe you're discussing overthrowing the gods again. Good idea to let folks keep that on the down low.

But if you invite a deity who isn't Her, now you're just being rude. On purpose. She knows you know how She feels about that sort of thing.
"I am that worst of all type of criminal...I cannot bring myself to do what you tell me, because you told me."

There's over 100 of us in this meat-suit. You'd think it runs like a ship, but it's more like a hundred and ten angry ghosts having an old-school QuakeWorld tournament, three people desperately trying to make sure the gamers don't go hungry or soil themselves, and the Facilities manager weeping in the corner as the garbage piles high.

chaotic neutral observer

Quote from: Hoopla! on February 11, 2019, 08:23:52 PM
Someone in r/occult today was asking what is the best way to get the attention of Eris. So, we're likely all doomed.

Did they say why?  What were they trying to do?  Whatever the reason, there's usually a less dangerous solution than getting a chaos goddess involved.

Before summoning Eris, they should be encouraged to first try some of the safer alternatives, like going to a job interview with pasta* down their pants, riding a walrus down the freeway during rush hour, or setting off firecrackers at an airport security checkpoint.

*Al dente.  With sauce.
Desine fata deum flecti sperare precando.

Faust

It's not even about having a party with gods, Eris wouldn't be about the fine details such as their status in the pantheon. Inviting Patrick Swayze could draw her attention even more than inviting Zeus depending on her mood.
In short, she will show up when she wants to show up. Don't call her, she will call you.
Sleepless nights at the chateau

Cramulus

I think you just gotta wake up in the morning and say SURPRISE ME, ERIS for like 23 days in a row

LMNO


LMNO


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I just wanted everyone to know I am safe in Michigan, with wonderful people and a comfortable place to sleep. The nightmare appears to have ended for now.
"I am that worst of all type of criminal...I cannot bring myself to do what you tell me, because you told me."

There's over 100 of us in this meat-suit. You'd think it runs like a ship, but it's more like a hundred and ten angry ghosts having an old-school QuakeWorld tournament, three people desperately trying to make sure the gamers don't go hungry or soil themselves, and the Facilities manager weeping in the corner as the garbage piles high.

Eater of Clowns

Quote from: nullified on February 13, 2019, 04:32:12 AM
I just wanted everyone to know I am safe in Michigan, with wonderful people and a comfortable place to sleep. The nightmare appears to have ended for now.

Quote from: Cramulus on February 12, 2019, 03:48:41 PM
I think you just gotta wake up in the morning and say SURPRISE ME, ERIS for like 23 days in a row
Quote from: Pippa Twiddleton on December 22, 2012, 01:06:36 AM
EoC, you are the bane of my existence.

Quote from: The Good Reverend Roger on March 07, 2014, 01:18:23 AM
EoC doesn't make creepy.

EoC makes creepy worse.

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the afflicted persons get hold of and consume carrots even in socially quite unacceptable situations.

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Look, I promise you I never once said such words. I'm done with surprises.
"I am that worst of all type of criminal...I cannot bring myself to do what you tell me, because you told me."

There's over 100 of us in this meat-suit. You'd think it runs like a ship, but it's more like a hundred and ten angry ghosts having an old-school QuakeWorld tournament, three people desperately trying to make sure the gamers don't go hungry or soil themselves, and the Facilities manager weeping in the corner as the garbage piles high.

hooplala

Quote from: chaotic neutral observer on February 12, 2019, 12:05:30 AM
Quote from: Hoopla! on February 11, 2019, 08:23:52 PM
Someone in r/occult today was asking what is the best way to get the attention of Eris. So, we're likely all doomed.

Did they say why?  What were they trying to do?  Whatever the reason, there's usually a less dangerous solution than getting a chaos goddess involved.

Before summoning Eris, they should be encouraged to first try some of the safer alternatives, like going to a job interview with pasta* down their pants, riding a walrus down the freeway during rush hour, or setting off firecrackers at an airport security checkpoint.

*Al dente.  With sauce.

I don't ask why some guys want to smash their testicles with a hammer, and I don't ask about shit like this either.
"Soon all of us will have special names" — Professor Brian O'Blivion

"Now's not the time to get silly, so wear your big boots and jump on the garbage clowns." — Bob Dylan?

"Do I contradict myself?
Very well then I contradict myself,
(I am large, I contain multitudes.)"
— Walt Whitman

chaotic neutral observer

I've recently decided to participate more actively in my finances, so I've started looking at the stock market.  I'm starting out small-scale and conservative, until I get some experience, and have a better understanding of How Everything Works.  (I even bought a book!)

Last week, I ran across a startup mining/ore-processing stock that looked promising (and slightly undervalued), so I decided to buy a few shares in it--not enough that I would miss the money much if they got wiped out, but enough that I might make a decent profit if they Made it Big.

On Monday, I put in an order to purchase, but I set the limit price too low, so it expired.  So, Monday evening, I put in another order, at $0.54 per share.  When I checked my account on Tuesday, I discovered that my order had been filled...at $0.30.  Before the market opened, the company had issued a report that they had reassessed their progress, and that although construction was on schedule, they were about $300 million short on their cost estimates.  The stock had crashed.

The price had rebounded by mid-morning, so I sold enough at $0.34 to recover my initial investment, the transaction fees, and make about $200, with a small amount of stock left over.

This was the worst possible outcome.

If I had got in one day earlier, I would have lost 37%, learned my lesson, and learned it hard.  As it stands, I made 7% in one day, and part of my brain insists on framing this as a success, and wondering if I can do it again, even though it was actually just a confluence of raw stupidity and pure dumb luck.

Come on down to the secret casino tonight
Indulge yourself in a fool-hearted game for once
But if you get addicted, it might start getting scary
It's a habit-forming kind of ecstasy
Russian, Russian Roulette

    --Russian Roulette (Nakahara Meiko)


I think I'd better finish reading the book before doing anything more.  It seems to be treating "people are basically irrational" as an axiom, and saying things like "smarter people that you have lost money on the stock market," so it's probably on the right track.


Desine fata deum flecti sperare precando.

Don Coyote

Yesterday I was reminded of the Orange eating contest because I had to stop my toddler from being fed oranges continuously.

Doktor Howl

Quote from: Don Coyote on February 18, 2019, 03:51:26 PM
Yesterday I was reminded of the Orange eating contest because I had to stop my toddler from being fed oranges continuously.

*screams internally*


How old is the kid, now?
Molon Lube