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"You will make this place cool. That's what you have to keep repeating to yourself. Don't let anything distract you."

"And that's it?" I asked, not sure if it was even worth remembering. "That's supposed to magically transform everything?"

"It's a different mindset." She leaned back into her chair. "You've been a seeker all this time. Nothing wrong with being a seeker of course. You wouldn't be in my office if you weren't."

"What do you mean by that exactly?"

"You seek answers. You are trying to solve your life's problems. You are driven. You have a quest. All good things." She was trying not to make me feel bad. "But now you have to stop. Now you have to become a source, a creator."

"A creator of what?" I wasn't writing anything down anymore.

"A creator of cool." She flipped her own pen onto the table. It landed haphazardly but she acted as if she meant it to be in that exact spot. "Stop trying to impress others. You don't want to convince others that…

The Tree is a common symbol in mythologies derived from the Proto-Indo-European religion. It is an enormous Tree that in some way ties the world together and it is either guarded or under attack by a Monster.

Since the PIE religion was never written down, its believers being a preliterate culture, the mythology must be reconstructed based on similarities of its progeny. Nidhogg the Dragon attacks the Root in one, Ladon of the Hundred Heads guards it another, the Lizard waits under it in ancient Iran, and around it the cats play Hauissh to defeat the Serpent.

Alright alright so I asked for permission to post a song, this time.

The explanatory post from Tumblr staff regarding The Purge said that they would be flagging "female-presenting nipples." (Oh, sure, male-presenting nipples are fine, AS EVER.) This particular phrase was met with particular derision, and has become symbolic of the nature of the Porn Purge as a whole.

In response, Tumblr user MsDemeanor wrote a set of lyrics to the tune of "American…

News for Noders

December 1: Iron Noder has ended, and the initial results are in!

December 2: Happy Hanukkah!

December 12: Happy birthday to horacetheclown!

December 25: Merry Christmas!


Coming in January: sign up now for the reQuest 2019: the reTurn!


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November 1 - The IRON NODER CHALLENGE starts today and runs through December 1. It's never too late to sign up, and all writeups get rewards. /msg mauler if you'd like to participate!

November 1 - Happy Birthday Zephronias!

November 5 - Bonfire Night in the UK.

November 11 - Veterans Day in the US.

November 22 - Thanksgiving in the US.

November 27 - Happy Birthday Estelore!

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October 1: This is the month of Tender Lumplings Everywhere: The 2018 Halloween Horrorquest.

October 17: Happy Birthday gnarl!

October 31: Something spooky will probably happen today. It usually does.



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September 7 С днём рождения, Stasik!

September 16 Feliz cumpleaños Ancientsnow!

September 18 Happy birthday Stuart!

Septemaaarr 19 Talk like a pirate day.

September 25 Happy birthday Templeton!

September 27 Happy birthday Uberbanana!


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August 4 Happy birthday avalyn!

August 6 広島

August 9 長崎

August 27 Happy birthday Bitriot

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