Ten Things You Never Knew About Déjà Vu
1. Déjà vu is that feeling that unique events are repeating.
2. The term déjà vu comes from the Old French for, ‘I’m sure I’ve lived this before.’
3. Déjà vu is that feeling that unique events are repeating.
4. The first person to experience déjà vu never existed. The first occurrence happened when it was repeated.
5. Some people believe déjà vu is past life experiences intruding on present time. You can contact these people at the St Templar's Hospital for the Not-Quite-Criminally Beyond-Hopes.
6. In the 1940s, Soviet parapsychologists attempted to study the effect déjà vu had on lab rats purchased from China. Unfortunately, no results were recorded due to the language barrier between the scientists and their subjects.
7. (Have I posted this one before?)
8. In a universe where time runs backwards, déjà vu is known as ‘remembering events that will happen’.
9. If Time is an imaginary construct designed to help the feeble human mind cope with the complexities of the ever-changing physical world, then déjà vu does not exist. Likewise, the time required to read this post does not exist so I have just wasted the past ten minutes of my non-time.
10. No, doing the time warp will only make things worse. (I’m sure I’ve read that somewhere before.)
A list of facts
1. You are in a car.
2. The car is red, but that does not matter.
3. Your friend has left to buy snacks.
4. The sky is dark and the only light comes from streetlights.
5. You are being watched.
6. The nearest shop is a 10-minute walk away, unapproachable by roads.
7. Your friend's favourite snack is popcorn, she will probably buy that.
8. You don’t like popcorn.
9. Something is walking towards your car, it is not human.
10. You can’t drive.
11. Your friend is unlikely to be back in the next 5 minutes.
12. The thing approaching you has eyes that appear milky and white under the lights.
13. Its limbs are too long.
14. You are in danger.
15. Your best chance is to run.
To Don’t List
To Don’t List
· Don’t think that others
Are better than you
Are more confident.
· Don’t be the one
Who always gives in,
Doing favours for people
Who do nothing for you.
· Don’t put yourself under pressure
Because others have unreasonable expectations,
Making you feel guilty
For not meeting them.
· Don’t put up
With people who don’t respect you
Or abuse you
In word or deed.
· Don’t hide your emotions
Behind painted smiles
And pleasant words
Masking what you feel.
· Don’t be the one
Saving everyone else
With no-one to turn to
And not saving yourself.
· Don’t sacrifice your life
Don’t waste your time
And don’t forget
How good you are
And don’t forget
To always be you.
Slightly cheating, but it is a list :)
10 things you should know about the astral vortex that is soon upon us
So.. you’ve done it. you went ahead and done it. the age of Gorvath is unleashed upon us once more, and you failed to get the scepter of Xarrxaxs to hold the lightning safely? well it happens to everyone. the question is, would you let such a thing ruin everything, or will you summon the courage to do the right thing and weild Elthinar once more? just kidding, only newbies fall for the old Elthinar bit.
well, here is a list of things you may want to consider, as the astral vortex descends upon you.
10 . No , doing the time warp will only make things worse.
seriously, think before doing something like this. ‘it’s just a jump to the left? and then a step to the right?!’ might as well be doing the hockey pockey. just remember that the good intentions that you have do not actually sway the vortex. it devours all. even smokers. so think a bit before doing things you might regret.
9. This is not the first time this is happening.
honestly, people have short memories. the astral vortex and the age of Gorvath happen much more frequently than you would guess. personally, I’ve ridden this rollercoaster six times, and the others poke fun of me for not completing the first set of eleven. on a long enough time scale it happens to everyone. you can be sure of only death, taxes and the age of Gorvath.
8. How the Elthinar myth started?
well, i’ve done some research on that. apprently, a few epochs ago there was this reincarnation of the fourth ring of Farbznaks, who thought it would be cool and lucrative to provide the sheild of Harmastra to the more naaive. he made a killing with the stuff, but ironically was found with an inverted skin, the next approach of the Sylnantrial worm. his demise, started the running joke. every year, countless aspirants sacrifice and drink the blood , only to find the Elthinar too unweildy and impossible to use effectively.
7. Shakespear and many more were great fans of the vortex.
many of the bard’s plays and sonnets are actually devotional nods to the age of Gorvath. no. not Mcbeath! look carefully at his work, and it just glares at you. the easiest one , of course is Desdemona; treacherous, untruthful, brings doom to all..need i say more?
of course old Billy was not the only one. Lord Byron, for example wrote the whole ‘she walks in beauty’ thing after one of the more severe Gorvaths.
my favorite , of course is Walt Whitman, who avoided succumbing to temptation only by becoming electric in body. in his poem, he alludes to plenty of other useful tips of how to get through this. (‘the armies of those I love engirth me’- just spell it out, why dont ya?)
6. Yes , elevator music is involved.
if you can’t handle an early 80′s synth version of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker suite, you are in trouble, enough said . steel yourself, for the vortex knows much of what you fear.
5. The third circle of Raml’ar shall usher the chosen one to the Ephoria.
well , of course it does. if you are not the chosen one, don’t worry about it. you can try to fake it until you make it. or retrieve the staff of Marthran to the ancient house of woe. that could help. just mind your step, they haven’t cleaned there in years.
4. Yes, you can get a few days off work for this.
Most countries allow for the age of Gorvath in their labor law. if you have an employer who doesn’t not share your pessemism, or excitment at the coming of the migthy one, be sure to search carefully within the code. if necessary, consult the oracle of Scardazc for help in the matter.
3. No wallpaper with patterns of any animals of the Chordate phylum.
it goes without saying, really; taxonomy and good taste go hand in hand. but even if you are tacky enough and want to paste kitties , bunnies and veloceraptors on your walls, just remember that any graphic representation of eyes gives the Gorvath something to observe with. the astral vortex is also quite adept at sending the tendrills through that way. but do what you want with your house..
2. The mouth of the beast may be the best place.
it runs counter-intuituve, but the age of Gorvath starts off reletively easy. remember also that even if you have not acquired the scepter of Xarrxaxs, or procured the Elixir of Malvê, it is possible, that you can piggyback on someone else’ success or sacrifice. remember that it never hurts to ask-it hurts to be impaled.
1. Look on the bright side.
that’s right. you might not see it, in all the confusion and hurried preperation of the pentgon of Hësgr or the bloodletting of the Schnarvalk of Hallath, but take a moment. look at this as an opportunity. so many fallen shall leave their rubies, so many damsels will cry in distress. if you make it through, you will better off. the age of Gorvath is only scary because it has an astral vortex. well, that and poison, claws, tendrills, raspy tongues and an ear-piearcing cry. all the fools who rush in, trying to reach the chamber of Aldravar are those idiots who fell for all the silly tropes. stretegic thinking is required. and tolrance..don’t forget tolarence...
bonus tip: flossing and proper dental are essential for success. a few minutes a day spent, an eternity of anguish in the abdoninal dimention saved.
1. I am not allowed to purchase firearms in the state of California for the next four years.
2. An ambulance ride across town cost me $2,300.
3. Psychiatrists will push medication on you for their own financial gain.
4. It takes a year for psychiatric medication to go generic. Once, before my medication did, I spent $800 on a one-month supply.
5. In psych wards, you learn more from other patients than doctors, nurses, and therapists combined.
6. I’ve been told my disease is incurable and will remain with me for the rest of my life. I know it will. I fight death every single day.
7. Don’t go to urgent care after self-harming. They will refer you to the ER with disgust.
8. After you admit to self-harming to a doctor, they call the cops.
9. Three days and nights in a psychiatric hospital runs you $12,000 without health insurance.
10. Familial support is crucial. One thing you should say to someone who thinks you’re making it up: don’t say anything. Like mental illness, there is no cure for ignorance.