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Who'd a thunk it?
You are The Devil
Materiality. Material Force. Material temptation; sometimes obsession
The Devil is often a great card for business success; hard work and ambition.
Perhaps the most misunderstood of all the major arcana, the Devil is not really "Satan" at all, but Pan the half-goat nature god and/or Dionysius. These are gods of pleasure and abandon, of wild behavior and unbridled desires. This is a card about ambitions; it is also synonymous with temptation and addiction. On the flip side, however, the card can be a warning to someone who is too restrained, someone who never allows themselves to get passionate or messy or wild - or ambitious. This, too, is a form of enslavement. As a person, the Devil can stand for a man of money or erotic power, aggressive, controlling, or just persuasive. This is not to say a bad man, but certainly a powerful man who is hard to resist. The important thing is to remember that any chain is freely worn. In most cases, you are enslaved only because you allow it.
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On my vacation I:
- ceased to enjoy my current job;
- bought some dollies;
- watched a movie, or two;
- investigated income insurance;
- enrolled in an improvisation course;
amongst other things.
At work today my next script was reviewed. It was made up of nine tenths someone else's script with a single scene adapted from a second source. My main critic thoroughly dissected the stolen nine tenths and determined it to be worthy of guarded praise. He appeared ignorant of his status as original author and a victim of plagiarism. The other critics agreed with his assessment and after the review was made public my script was called a triumph by someone who hadn't read it. I resolved to seek new work.
Bad boy blogger.
I don't understand what is happening now so I won't say. Maybe later (like all those stories from China).
Also, work is too busy. However I am on five days leave now, so it can burn in Hell.
Dinners and movies.
On Wednesday Emma, James and Caterina, Shy and I went to dinner at Narayan’s and met his new flatmate Samara. Narayan cook lovely curry food which everybody enjoyed. Catarina fell asleep and Samara fared commendably in a conversation with four strangers talking about their hobby. On Friday after visiting the pub Alex, Emma, Gavin, Mark, Shy and I walked around Civic looking for a reasonably priced restaurant with room for six diners. After several aborted endeavours we resorted to the Pancake Parlour and crammed into a booth. Shy introduced people to her Special Theory of Jerks and her General Theory of Human Relationships. Unfortunately it mostly went over my head as I missed a salient point in the introduction. On Saturday Emma, Shy and I brought the makings of luncheon to Alex, Kate and Mark’s house, and we watched DVDs. Later Emma and Shy brought Chinese food and Gavin, and we watched more DVDs. On DVD we watched The Chaser’s War on Everything
, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe
, Kill Bill Volume 1
, and 28 Days Later
. Yesterday Emma, Gavin, Narayan, Shy, Simon, Steve and I went to Wagamama for delicious Japanese food and Gus’ Cafe for normal coffee. We had lots of funny conversations about people’s contrary opinions of various science fiction and fantasy icons, which was nice.
This may not sound like the snappiest line from 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), but it evidently caught the imagination of John Landis, who has worked references to a mythical film of this name into most of his own movies - memorably as the grotty British skinflick watched by an assortment of lycanthropes and zombies in the climax of An American Werewolf in Paris [sic] (1981).
Ghastly Beyond Belief, Neil Gaiman and Kim Newman