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Monday, July 24th, 2006
4:29 am
elconnor If you ask anyone who is Criterion Games, they will probably not know at all. Although, if they are a big gamer, they will know that the company has made Black, and the Burnout Series. As you know, the burnout series, and Black is mainly based on one thing, damage. You can cause so much damage on those games, it's not even funny. You can pretty much destroy everything in your path... http://game-era.com/review/id/12

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Friday, March 10th, 2006
10:32 pm
Lovers, villains, foreigners and probably anyone else to whom it may concern, I proudly present 'The coup or the hedgehog' magazine, absurd, vulgar, brutal and shining. By joining the community where you see this post you declared yourself a thinking microcosm. What I want from you is to share its contents. Send anything that makes you feel creative to the moderators of the magazine, don't forget to mention your nom de plume and wait for the readers to spit on your beloved creation of art.

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Friday, February 17th, 2006
10:21 am - Automatic Drawing

For those of you who haven't arsed around much with automatic drawing, I've scared up two good methods for exploring this backdoor of the unconscious. I've had interesting results using both, though you, of course, will want to try them both in case one works better for you.

The first and probably better-known are methods laid out by Austin Osman Spare, and I have a link to his essay on it with Frederick Carter, here -- Automatic Drawing. The pictures don't get any better upon printing, I'm afraid, but a quick search can find you loads of Spare's drawings online. I understand some of his books complete with art are being reprinted. His full texts, sans art, are readily available free online, but without the drawings it doesn't seem like there's much point.

Automatic Drawing also touches on Spare's methods of making sigils.

The other technique is the more familiar magical practice of scrying. I won't go into detail here, since you can find instructions for scrying in any decent magical text, but it's basically gazing into a dark reflective surface in order to receive images. Rather than scrying for information or divination, I used it to let my unconscious wander and open to its images. For a while I combined it with automatic drawing, keeping a pad and pencil handy and letting my hand move while I was gazing. I have also simply sat down to scry, and then picked up my sketchbook to do more fully developed drawings.

Have fun! Let me know if you have any success.

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Sunday, February 5th, 2006
1:11 pm - Art from David Aronson

I invite everyone to have a look at my website, The Alchemical Wedding. www.alchemicalwedding.com Thanx.

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Wednesday, November 10th, 2004
12:10 am


current mood: amused

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Sunday, November 7th, 2004
6:19 pm - Greetings!

Hello. I'm new to this site but had to join just because of the name. "The Seventh Horse" by Leonora Carrington is probably my favorite book, definitely the book I've most enjoyed rereading time and again. Too bad she is not better known and her books are for the most part out of print. I also love her artwork and that of her colleague Remedios Varo. Besides these, I like the dark photography of J.K. Potter, the off kilter oil paintings of Odd Nerdrum and the futuristic art of H.R. Giger. I also am into the pursuit of lucid dreaming. Thanks!

current mood: zany

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Wednesday, May 26th, 2004
4:59 pm

have you ever had a conversation that seemed surreal or psychedelic yet not drug induced...i've been having some lately. i would post them but i don't have consent to...oh well...any comments...
besides that....

i'm veering towards more collage and writing translations in arabic and greek and veering away from "art deco on acid" style. so far i have mixed reviews and it is less popular. lately i have been influenced by calligraphy or arabic and greek, surrealism, dada, cats, and people (pseudonym names used) i have met: "stathis the strange," "orpheus," "rumplestiltskin," and "the nurturer." you can see my stuff on this link at Andrew's website.


Posted comments and criticism under the pictures are appreciated, welcomed, considered, and read. they help give me new ideas.

thanx - a grace

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Saturday, March 13th, 2004
3:24 pm - Midnight Snacks

"During a five-year period (1985-1990) nineteen adults came to our center for evaluation of involuntary sleep-related eating. Most patients also reported histories of complex and injurious non-eating nocturnal behaviors, including sleepwalking.

During their sleep-related eating episodes, the majority of patients binged on high-calorie foods and often prepared entire meals; others ate modest snacks such as cold cereal. Impaired judgement and sloppiness were common, as patients ate raw or cooked food with their hands, poured food on themselves, attempted to drink ammonia cleaning solution, dropped food on the floor, or took items out of the freezer and scattered them around the house. They also indiscriminately put large quantities of sugar or salt on food, and ate butter and sugar by the spoonful.

The impulsive consumption of very hot beverages or oatmeal led to scalding injuries. Several patients lacerated their digits while cutting food. Frenzied running to the kitchen resulted in collisions with furniture, doors, and walls. Disinhibited eating extended to non-nutritive ingredients (e.g., cigarettes).

Dreamlike mental imagery could accompany such activity,as with one patient who carried letuce around the house while dreaming of finding a safe place for it. Another patient dressed up for a dinner party and then ate while dreaming that the guests arrived."

Carlos H. Schenck, Thomas D. Hurwitz, Scott R. Bundlie, and Mark W. Mahowald, "Sleep-Related Eating Disorders," Sleep. October 1991

current mood: hungry

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Monday, December 15th, 2003
9:33 pm

If you like surrealism like we do. Prove it ;)
This is a community for the love of the game, talk about the people or their work, or even add your own.

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Saturday, November 15th, 2003
10:22 pm - Driving Mishaps

*pokes community* I like this community, but am too retarded to remember I belong and can post. >v<

So I had this crazy dream last night...Collapse )

current mood: uncomfortable

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Monday, November 3rd, 2003
12:18 am - Newbie

Hello all, I've been needing to find places to post my dreams, hopefully this will be a good place. I rarely have anything that could be considered normal, and hate to keep them to myself. I had this one a few nights ago....Collapse )

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Sunday, October 26th, 2003
10:26 pm - "Shore, I" [X-Posted Like Whoa... sorry for that]
riansnider [pre-poem notes:
this is probably crappy, but I had to choose something...
it's not fully formatted in the way I'd artistically like, but such is the internet]

“Shore, I”

I stood
center of Copernicus
(newtonian motion)
(center of universe)
the wave
rolled toward me
sound: “bristle”
crests of gold and red and others
deep blue sea is black top-deep water
Oh Oh!
Ho Ho Ho
Have a Happy Holiday
while I'm stuck
back here
in October
tree = dead
dead = me
static dynamic
(of leaves)
like papyrus
(sun God – Ra sets
behind the clouds & trees)

I bet there's
more leaves
(than that)
in that wave
crashing towards me
I am shore
rain is sky
sidewalk is horizon
road is water
sky is nothing
I am -
I am shore
Pacific Atlantic
leaf-wave hits me
whoops (sneakerwave)
drug me in
I drown
in colors -
in autumn colors:
I drown...

I am -

R.S. - 2003

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Friday, October 10th, 2003
4:28 pm - greetings
riansnider well, here I am.... I like "irrational and surreal art", so I figured "hey, why not join"... I've joined quite a few of these type communities recently, so I'll probably just have a big cross-post of some of my work coming up soon... I dig on all types of experimental art, including music, writing as well as film.... so, good times. 'hi all!'

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Wednesday, May 7th, 2003
1:04 am

*prods the community*

Hey, surely something odd has been going on? Dreamt something? Saw something weird?

current mood: curious

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Monday, October 21st, 2002
6:34 pm - Dream Interpretation

brokenyodatoy called me the other morning, waking me up from a deep sleep where I was having a dream. I was at a stable or farm, looking over a gray mare who was hugely pregnant and near to foaling. I was looking at her belly and running my hand over it as other people walked around looking at the other horses. After a minute, the mare was much smaller, the size of a pony, and dark gray. Then she was the size of a dog, and black. I carefully picked her up and found a place to sit, holding her in my lap. She was sitting quietly when the phone rang.

I think this means Sooz should beware of shrinking pregnant horses. Any other ideas?

current mood: okay

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Monday, August 19th, 2002
11:19 pm


current mood: impressed

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Monday, August 5th, 2002
6:02 pm


The hat commands me. Hat, baby.

current mood: surreal

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Sunday, August 4th, 2002
12:01 am

A small yappy pup was trying to tell what the future held for me earlier this evening (all of five minutes ago).
It's too bad I don't speak dog.
*melodramatic sigh*

current mood: disappointed

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Saturday, August 3rd, 2002
11:05 pm - Your Moment of UnZen

Patrick and Cyn are talking about searching for a Civil War almanac. Suzanne and I are talking about braindonor.org.

Patrick - Maybe we should just get on E-Bay and see what one would cost.

Me - A Brain? They sell those on E-Bay? Cool!

current mood: silly

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Saturday, July 13th, 2002
11:38 am

...How many Surealists does it take to change a light bulb?...

...The Fish...

current mood: curious

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