Eureka: the Tv show – Science, Tech and Innovations – A Paranoid’s Nightmare?

Eureka: the Tv show – Science, Tech and Innovations – A Paranoid’s Nightmare?

I love sci fi shows about the roles of science and technology. I love the way they have cool gadgets and how they show them off. And I adore the good/evil dichotomy behind them. They seem to have a clear idea of where the lines are,… till they don’t?

Then like with the show Eureka , you’re never 100% sure if what you are watching is a dark comedy or a paranoid’s nightmare. Everything that can go wrong does, but they always seem to resolve them without blowing up the world or starting world war 3. Or even letting the world know Eureka exists!

Doomsday scenarios abound and how accurate they are, is often in doubt. At least for me, cuzz I’m not that up on quantum physics. Or on weapons, computers or tech toys. So maybe it was my perfect storm of: shit can they really do that?? I mean, if they can, should they?? Who thinks like that? Are they students of Niccolò Machiavelli?? And my teeth chatter for a bit.

And actually one of the worst/best parts of the show is that it’s all humans. No aliens! Like Mutant X and their genetic experiments. So question two for me is: would we really do this shit to each other?? Then I remember slavery, WW2 and the death camps, the bombs we’ve created and even the poisons we now call weapons. And I go yeah, I guess we could, we have! Ugh!

Then there is the bigotry between those who have super high IQs and the ordinary townies they have to at least be civil to. It’s now Nietzsche’s ubermensch we’re dealing with! Roddenberry dealt with that in Andromeda . But for me it was somewhat buffered by the uber race being aliens. And Tyr Anasazi was a fine specimen of a man! You could see why they thought he was a leader among them 😛

I quite enjoyed their discussion of what intelligence was, though that may be harder for a physicist to discuss? Unless they study quantum entanglements in social dynamics? Things like the actor network. I’ve recently gotten into reading about that. After psych and sociology in univ, it’s a really cool read! So that is actually the part of Eureka that I most enjoyed. Where the biggest hero wasn’t the man with the highest IQ, but he def had a good EQ!

Maybe someone who has more tech knowledge’d get thru the show without nightmares. But it really provoked some things in me. Which made it more of a drama or thriller than they might have intended it to be.

So yeah, if you’re into such things, this is smart Tv for sure! Or just a really cool time waster ;P Things go kaboom a lot!

Dommie Singalong: Call and Response (a story/musical)

Dommie Singalong: Call and Response (a story/musical)

The submissive male chorus or SMC had been practicing for weeks for the party. And they had picked up a matching set of maids’ hats, aprons and Victorian boots for the event. That and a thong to keep their junk tucked in was all they were wearing. And they looked cute in the dressing area they had been given.

(image: white hat, white apron and black tied boots with the words “submissive”, “male” “chorus”)

for a story

When the ladies were gathered and seated, the men entered in a single line and the ladies clapped and laughed at their faces, which were a mix of embarrassment and pride.

So cute! And worth the price of the ticket. The ladies looked at the program and found out they were unwittingly part of the entertainment as well. They were meant to greet the men with a song. They giggled a bit as they realized how it would be taken with men in drag. Without a word changed! And went all in, gung ho!

The night began with the notes of the song:

Hello, Dolly – Louis Armstrong and Barbra Streisand

Oh, hello Dolly, well, hello Dolly
It’s so nice to have you back where you belong
You’re lookin’ swell, Dolly, I can tell, Dolly
You’re still glowin’, you’re still crowin’, you’re still goin’ strong

And the SMC called back with their prepared part of the entertainment. Much like old blues or jazz songs did.

SMC’s first ditty was a revised version of:
oh where oh where has my little (dog) SUB gone – sic

. They got a lot of clapping and laughing at the changed lyrics. Everyone was pleased with the beginning of the show.
SMC did some can can dancing, with much leg lifting and butt wiggling. The ladies wooted at them. Making cat call and whistling. Till they settled down a bit. And the ladies sang the next part of Hello Dolly.

We feel the room swayin’ while the band’s playin’
One of your old favorite songs from way back when
So, take her wrap fellas, find her an empty lap, fellas
Dolly won’t never ever go away again

SMC responded with a revised version of:

three blind mice/three tied subs (sic)

and when the giggling women had settled down a bit, one man stepped forward with a verse from Oscar Wilde’s poem:
The Ballad of Reading Gaol – Oscar Wilde

Some love too little, some too long,

Some sell, and others buy;
Some do the deed with many tears,

And some without a sigh:
For each man kills the thing he loves,
Yet each man does not die.

And then SMC sang another revised ditty:

if you’re happy and you know it

. The ladies were clapping along. (As they should have been had they been singing the original lol. But how does that work with the lyric change? 😛 Oh well, it was meant in fun 🙂 )

Next the ladies were cued to sing the next bit of Hello Dolly:

Hey, hello Dolly, well, hello Dolly
It’s really nice to have you back where you belong
Girl, you’re lookin’ swell, Dolly, I can tell, Dolly
Still glowin’, still crowin’, you’re still goin’ strong

To which the SMC responded with a revised version of:

the (doggie) SUBBIE in the window – sic

which had the ladies laughing and cheering, offering to buy the subbie on offer. The men pushed and shoved each other about, in mock gestures. As if they wanted their fellow to be the one sold.

One did step forward, though not to be sold, but to continue with another Wilde stanza

“Oho!” they cried, “The world is wide,

But fettered limbs go lame!
And once, or twice, to throw the dice

Is a gentlemanly game,
But he does not win who plays with Sin

In the secret House of Shame.”

One lady offered to tie his limbs and he curtsied , lifting the edges of his apron, like a lady would in a dress. That got the ladies smiling and clapping. Ready for their next stanza of Hello Dolly:

We feel the room swayin’ while the band’s playin’
One of your old favorite songs from way back when
So, take her wrap fellas, find her a big fat lap, fellas
Dolly don’t ever go away,

And SMC began their last revised ditty:
itsy bitsy (spider) WEENIE – sic
Much to the ladies’ delight. They rose to their feet and clapped at the show. As they sang their last bit of Hello Dolly, in delight!:

Dolly don’t you ever, ever go away
Dolly don’t you ever go away again

The men curtsied and pranced about the stage and wiggled their bums at the ladies as they went by, which kicked off a spanking row. Much to everyone’s delight, which wrapped the show.

And as this bawdy fun came to an end, the doors of the dungeon opened, and the night went on as usual. But it was a fun memory for many of the SMC and the ladies.

(for wordpress readers, the revised songs SMC sang are recently posted with titles that include “Dommie Singalong” if you want to see the changed words)

Dommie Sing a Long to “Itsy Bitsy Spider” revised

Dommie Sing a Long to “Itsy Bitsy Spider” revised

itsy bitsy spider

The itsy bitsy weenie
Went up the subbie’s bod
Down came the hand and
Edged the wee-wee out
Out came the thumb
And dried up all the cum
Now the itsy bitsy weenie
Went up the bod again

The itsy bitsy clitty
Went up the subbie’s bod
Here came the domme and
Slapped the wee wee’s tip
Out came the tears
That dried up all the cum
So the itsy bitsy weenie
Went up the bod again

The biggie badass dommie
Put subbie in a cage
Down came the hand and
Tried to edge again
Out came domme’s hand
And slapped the tip again
Now the itsy bitsy weenie
Is slow to rise again.

Dommie Sing a Long to “The Doggie In The Window” revised

Dommie Sing a Long to “The Doggie In The Window” revised

The Doggie In The Window – Patti Page

How much is that subbie in the window?
The one with the waggly tail
How much is that subbie in the window?
I do hope that subbie’s for sale

My girls and I’re having a hen do tonight
We want a subbie to poke
For some fun with needles, plugs and edging
And the subbie looks like a good bloke

How much is that subbie in the window?
The one with the waggly tail
How much is that subbie in the window?
I do hope that subbie’s for sale

I read in the papers there are dude-bros
With hard cocks and smarm in the fight
My girls needs a subbie to tease and hurt
And amuse them awhile tonight

I don’t want a dom-man or an incel
I don’t want a sadist that balks
I don’t want a trail of little wankers
If he can’t take an order, he walks

How much is that subbie in the window?
The one with the waggly tail
How much is that subbie in the window?
I do hope that subbie’s for sale

The Divisions and Definitions of Magicks Today

The Divisions and Definitions of Magicks Today

Back in the day when the temples were adhered to specific cultures and people, there was less of a discussion of what magick was, or what it meant. Your books and priest/ess taught you. As did your parents and grandparents.

But today we live in a multi-cultural world, and are looking to our neighbours and the standards of our metropolis and finding there is more than one way to skin a cat.

Where one sees dark, another sees light. Where one follows sun, another follows moon. Where one reveres destruction and death, another prefers creation and rebirth.

And here we are at a place where most people who get into magicks have a cauldron full of #disanddatmagicks rather than family grimoires handed down lovingly in a ceremony. When you are considered mature enough.

A place much defined by the new age and anti-Christian movements of the 1960s and 1970s. Where, whether you grew up in it or not, you are a witch, a neo-pagan, a shaman or a heathen. Like they stand for something besides the annihilation of many peoples who didn’t follow the rules by the armies of whatever empire was in power then. Like they have been rebirthed, following this mass destruction. Like they have become cool.

A place where the groups cannot agree on the definitions. But here are common ones (with the waiver that there is strong disagreement in each).

….the dawning of a “new age”

attributed to Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, cofounder of the Theosophical Society
a New Age of heightened spiritual consciousness and international peace would arrive and bring an end to racism, poverty, sickness, hunger, and war.

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an anti-Christian response
Aleister Crowley
huge influence over music and art of the 1960-70s]
Church of Satan – LaVeyan
Temple of Set – Aquino

…. commonly held divisions of magicks

Left hand (black) – self growth, independent
Right hand (white) – linked to divine, ceremonial, rites/rituals, a specific group/deity
(black) – to harm, demonic (white) – to heal or protect
(black) against/outside the current temple/church’s teachings and rites
(black) death, destruction, fate, luck
(white) faith, in the God(s) or temple(s) of current favour and adherence to their ideology, rites and rituals.

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Elemental, Natural, Green Witch, Hedge witch, kitchen witch
Mental use of will, intent
Arcane – spiritual, calling and animating
Image magick – signs, symbols, idols
Brown magick – spirit guides and animals
Gray Magick – where the ends justify the means.
Red Magick – (consensual) bloodletting or sexual activity to raise massive amounts of energy in a hurry

…. sources

Learn Religions
Spiritual Satanist
Gnostic Warrior
Ordo Astri
The Human Truth Foundation
Grove and Grotto
Hidden Legacy

Dommie Sing a Long to “If you’re happy and you know it” revised

Dommie Sing a Long to “If you’re happy and you know it” revised

If you’re happy and you know it, wash your hands.
If you’re happy and you know it, wash your hands.
If you’re happy and you know it ,
And you really want to show it,
If you’re happy and you know it, wash your hands.

If you’re happy and you know it, edge your peen.
If you’re happy and you know it, edge your peen.
If you’re happy and you know it,
And you really want to show it,
If you’re happy and you know it, edge your peen.

If you’re happy and you know it, kiss your Queen
If you’re happy and you know it, .kiss your Queen
If you’re happy and you know it,
And you really want to show it,
If you’re happy and you know it, kiss your Queen

If you’re happy and you know it, do all three!
If you’re happy and you know it, do all three!
If you’re happy and you know it,
And you really want to show it,
If you’re happy and you know it, do all three!

If you’re happy, live in chastity, dear sub
If you’re happy, live in chastity, dear sub
If you’re happy and you know it,
And you really want to show it,
If you’re happy, live in chastity, dear sub

Dommie Sing a Long to “Oh where oh where has my little dog gone” revised

Dommie Sing a Long to “Oh where oh where has my little dog gone” revised

(slightly revised that is. Funny how some songs don’t take much editing?)

Oh where, oh where
Has my little sub gone?

Oh where, oh where can he be?
With his pants cut short
And his dong cut long
Oh where, oh where can he be?

I think he went down
To the spanking bench
To see what he could see
And in his butt
Was a plug so bright
I wonder’d if I’d see me!

Oh where, oh where
Has my little sub gone?
Oh where, oh where can he be?
With his pants cut short
And his dong cut long
Oh where, oh where can he be?

I last saw him by the St Andrew’s
Playing and running around
But I can’t see him there anymore
He just can’t seem to be found
Perhaps the Domme over there will know
She may have seen him go by
Who knows where
He might have decided to go
But we’ve got to give it a try

Oh where, oh where
Has my little sub gone?
Oh where, oh where can he be?
With his pants cut short
With his dong cut long
Oh where, oh where can he be?

Shutins aren’t like you and I

Shutins aren’t like you and I

In my career, I have “visited” people who find it really hard or impossible to get out of their residence. It could be a physical or monetary/transportation limitation, or psychological one like agoraphobia. But whichever it is, they find their front door is locked on the outside. And they can’t get out. Not on their own, anyways.

The world used to have a different response to these shutins. The neighbours’d pick up groceries or take them a plate over from their table. The pastor of their church’d call by and see if there was anything they needed. Someone checked up on them. And in a disaster, you often hear on the media a call to check on the people around them who might not be ok on their own. The elderly, the disabled, the young parents who don’t have a car. And might need a way to evacuate that they just cannot do on their own. This message also comes out when there is a blizzard or heat wave. To check on people who are known to have respiratory or cardiac issues. But then we forget about them again.

And the shut-in goes back to coping as well as they can. They find their fixes or do without. They find their self-soothing rituals, and grow really dependent on them. They watch TV, listen to the radio, now they use the internet. They read, books or a magazine or paper. They play cards. Whatever it is and they get into pretty close to ritualistic patterns. Their day is mapped out.

And along comes you, knocking on the door. Unexpected. Or their ISP or TV has a glitch and their usual routine is now off kilter. And what seems like nothing to you, but a mere nuisance, is to them a catastrophy. And rightly so! They’re dependent on it. Remember, it soothes them.

They’re not at the bar having a drink, they’re not med-reliant. Or drug or attention seeking. They just want their programs on when they’re supposed to be. Uninterrupted.

Is that too much to ask?

Well yes it is, apparently. Nobody thinks about these people when they set crazy prices. Or have sloths doing the repairs no sooner than a week down the road. Which might take several days. But on their fixed income, they must pay full price for a service they need and isn’t working right. Does that seem fair?

Most companies don’t grasp how reliant a shutin is on them. They cannot wrap their heads around it.

Same as solicitors (sales, charities) never grasp that yes, they can reach you at supper, but who the EFF wants them to intrude on your meal??

Same as repair guys give you a window of half a day when they might show up and might get things done right in one go. And damn you for thinking of things like school, work, sleep (if you’re on shifts). Shutins have their day planned and it soothes them better than meds do. Single parents might have been up all night and finally gotten baby and them to sleep, and here you are… Demanding their attention, at more squally levels than their newborn if you try to say no.

Shouldn’t they get a say in when you drop by? Or they get to turn their phone off? Yes they need support, but why is it always on your terms?

What they need in a day is just as important as those meds doctors keep trying to shove down their throats. Just as important as nutritional food and socialization.

A way to self soothe that they can rely on. Why is that too much to ask? And all it takes is a little thought and empathy. Because they’re still a person with thoughts, needs and feelings who is just wanting a heads up when you’re on the way, and things to go right with their time usages.

It’s not depression or paranoia. They just have a different need than you do. So show a little grace and be reliable. And let them make their own time decisions. It’s all they have to control after all. Isn’t it?

how vamps are created @ the world – fact(?) sheet, collection

how vamps are created @ the world – fact(?) sheet, collection

Most of the tales lead to someone who was a demon and never human, had sold their soul to the devil (witch, sorceror), or had done heinous things, (Christian- unshriven or unbaptized. ) Many say that vampires can attack humans and humans can thwart them. Some ways more gruesome than others.
Here is a list and sources. If you know more, please do share them!

….. the story of the first vampire:

Ambrogio
a series of blessings and curses transformed this young man into history’s first vampire. Legend traces him to the city of Florence (Firenze), where he creates the first Vampire Clan.

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Vlad the Impaler from modern day Romania. A particularly vicious warrior. Base of Bram Stoker’s novel – Dracula

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the fables
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CULTURE

In terms of cultural anthropology, vampires reflect a couple of things. It is supposed that the idea of blood-thirsty undead came about when bodies were unearthed showing scratches on the inside of the coffin (from the occasional case of premature burial), long nails and hair (because both continue to grow after death), fang-like teeth (because dessicated gums pull away from the teeth), and blood around the mouth (leaking from gums as they recede).

Eastern Europeans

believed that vampires were the animate corpses of people who were evil in their lives. They might be those who died with unpardonable sins that prevented them from being acceptable to heaven, but who were baptized, so safe from hell. Other cultures have similar traditions, but they differ in their particulars, especially in the form of the vampire itself. From the semitic Lilith to the Roman lemia, the vampire is nearly always associated with the feminine (possibly because of menstruation), but is always a vengeful spirit creature that is obsessive and compulsive.

source

Original Romanian belief dictates that the males of the species can father children with human women, whose babies would consequently be born as moroi, live vampires, in comparison to so-called strigoi, dead vampires.

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Greek beliefs of why vampirism takes hold of someone run the gamut from committing a serious crime or being excommunicated from the Orthodox Church to more random reasons, such as having the bad luck of a cat jumping across your grave.

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In Australia, Get caught by a Yara-ma-yha-who too many times and say hello to life as a tree-dwelling vampire yourself.

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In Germany, one is created by suicide or a fatal accident.

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In China, they were originally ‘brought to life’ by necromancing priests as a cheap way of transporting Chinese who had died far from home back to their towns of birth. Instead of carrying them, they simply enchanted the bodies to hop their way home at night.

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Slavic traditions say they are revenants — human corpses that are said to return from the grave to harm the living. Or supernatural, possibly demonic, entities that did not take human form.

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Greeks also believed in empusai, the malicious daughters of Hecate, the goddess of witchcraft.

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In Chinese folklore, corpses could sometimes rise from the grave and walk again. These k’uei were created when a person’s p’o (lower spirit) did not pass onto the afterlife at death, usually because of bad deeds during life.

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The most notable demon vampires were the Russian upir and the Greek vrykolakas. In these traditions, sinners, unbaptized babies and other people outside the Christian faith were more likely to be reanimated after death. Those who practiced witchcraft were particularly susceptible because they had already given their soul to the devil in life.

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The vampires in Moldavia, Wallachia and Transylvania (now Romania) were commonly called strigoi. Strigoi were almost exclusively human spirits who had returned from the dead.
Strigoi viu were cursed living people who were doomed to become strigoi mort when they died. Babies born with abnormalities, such as a tail-like protrusion or a bit of fetal membrane tissue attached to the head (called a caul), were usually considered strigoi viu.

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the medical
porphyria. Porphyria is a rare disease characterized by irregularities in production of heme, an iron-rich pigment in blood. People with the more severe forms of porphyria are highly sensitive to sunlight, experience severe abdominal pain and may suffer from acute delirium.

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catalepsy, a peculiar physical condition associated with epilepsy, schizophrenia and other disorders that affect the central nervous system. During a cataleptic episode, a person essentially freezes up: The muscles become rigid, so that the body is very stiff, and the heart rate and respiration slow down. Someone suffering from acute catalepsy could very well be mistaken for a corpse.