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Opinionated loudmouth. Shameless geek. Likes kittens. Just like everyone else on the internet, then.
Opinionated loudmouth. Shameless geek. Likes kittens. Just like everyone else on the internet, then.

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Mirrored post from my main account, along with a reminder to please follow +K.G. Orphanides instead of this account.
I wrote this about a month ago, ran it by some people, and have been sitting on it before publishing. I'm happy that it stands on its own, although I had to resist the urge to expound on the notion of the universe that I'm currently playing with, based on ideas from Stoicism and other post-Socratic philosophies often lumped together as "classical paganism" during the 20th century. However, referring back to the point of the article, it's just not important.

#paganism   #metalstead   #belief  
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Once again. This account is being retired as soon as I work out what to do with it being linked to some work stuff for search engine purposes. Please use https://plus.google.com/+KGOrphanides/
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Facebook refugees: this account is likely to be retired in the nearish future, and doesn't see much use.

You want this account https://plus.google.com/u/0/+KGOrphanides/
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"The European farming year is intrinsically linked to the notion of late October as a liminal space, where the veil between life and death thins. The end of harvest and approaching dormancy of winter make for a rich metaphor, even in regions where the origins of the traditions have been masked by Protestant Christian doctrines that celebrate Reformation Day, suitably detached from either popish or pagan trappings. In countries with different climates, the celebrations and meaning shift."
Celebrations for dead years
If you have any involvement with the wide umbrella of modern paganism, then today, Samhain, the most popular term for the 31st of October, is supposed to be kind of a big deal. For that matter, Halloween in general is kind of a big deal in anglophone countr...
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Getting things done
Like many humans, I'm lazy, insecure and easily distracted. This combination isn't exactly optimal when it comes to motivating yourself to achieve anything. Unfortunately for me, I also suffer from an over-abundance of (admittedly somewhat unusual) ambition...
Getting things done
Getting things done
metalstead.com
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If you have pets or small children running about the place, you'll want to cover the area you've poured if possible - we used a combination of wood and cardboard. As evidenced by the photo above, this won't necessarily work on cats, who will apparently move the cardboard in the middle of the night, make paw prints, and then push the cardboard back into place.
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This instalment of the blog isn't a Lovecraft pastiche or about video games or anything. (Sorry.)
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Every. Single. Time:

1. Oh, I know what'll be fun! I'll play with DuoLinguo!
2. Heh, I'm acing this.
3. "Pourqoui crackle-crackle-hiss le garçon ?"
4. What? Huh? Why does the boy cost what??
5. Gives up in disgust.

It's valuable practice for being able to understand people over the phone, I suppose, but surely that's not the point? 
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Sun-blinded and bemused by early morning AC/DC at a post rock festival.
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