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Interesting suggestions -

Interesting suggestions - thanks!

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As always, not endorsing/refuting real world beliefs just looking for gaming inspirations:

The Japanese words for “space” could change your view of the world

https://qz.com/1181019/the-japanese-words-for-space-could-change-your-view-of-the-world/

"Thinking about spaces in a more ‘Japanese’ way can open up new ways of organizing our lives and focusing on the relationships that matter to us. Building spaces that deepen relationships (wa), generate new knowledge (ba), connect to the world around us (tokoro), and allow moments of quiet and integration (ma) can enrich our experience of the world and that of those around us."

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Carnivorous Intelligence

Carnivorous Intelligence

https://falsemachine.blogspot.com/2018/01/carnivorous-intelligence.html

"I asked G+ if an obligate Carnivorous species could ever develop a city-based society, and I got a loooot of answers. I've compiled the best responses below and tried to arrange them by general theme.

This means some peoples arguments and points got chopped up a little. It's worth taking a look at the thread. It's public and you can find it HERE."

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Farewell Ursula, thanks for

Farewell Ursula, thanks for everything...

"Do dragons die?" asked Onyx, musing.

"Not as we do, I think They don't live as we do. They move between the worlds. So says Orm Irian.

From the world's wind to the other wind."

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"Farther west than west,

Beyond the land

My people are dancing on the other wind."

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What if it was all a dream?

What if it was all a dream?

https://falsemachine.blogspot.com/2018/01/what-if-it-was-all-dream.html

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Suppose the following;

The cosmos is the dream of a particular, single meta-being. This being is unconscious now, we don't know how long it’s been asleep and we don't know when it will wake up but we know, absolutely, that it *will* wake up.

All this is known without question, it's provable in some simple and obvious way.

How would this affect human culture?

In Lovecraft this is a nightmare scenario, but in real life probably people would just adapt to it. It’s a rather rough religion but its noticeably more hopeful than pure materialism (unless you are Sam Harris and the illusion of transcendence is the REAL monster).

If you knew that you were a fragment of another beings sleeping imagination, would it change, in any material sense, anything you do or anything about the way you act....

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"That which is not manifest

"That which is not manifest is much more vast than that which is manifest. The Invisible is greater than the Visible.

So it is also for language…. Only because language casts a shadow both much vaster than itself, and inaccessible, does the spoken word hold and renew such magic. "
-Roberto Calasso, Baudelaire

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Meet the dogs of Chernobyl –

Meet the dogs of Chernobyl – the abandoned pets that formed their own canine community

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2018/feb/05/dogs-chernobyl-abandoned-pets-stray-exclusion-zone

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Usual caveat of not endorsing

Usual caveat of not endorsing/refuting any IRL faiths ->

Roberto Calasso and the psychic persistence of the gods

http://www.faena.com/aleph/articles/roberto-calasso-and-the-psychic-persistence-of-the-gods/

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The first thing I want to say is that those powers don’t only concern the artist. They concern us all. They involve the way we are made. In second place, possession is a phenomenon which, paradoxically, during the time of the Greeks, was a central part of life according to authors as far and wide from Plato — who was an immense political and religious importance — to Delphos. Now it is a phenomenon which generally arouses a certain fear and shame, and is immediately classified within the pathology. It’s a radical change compared to the times of Ancient Greece […].

For the ancient Greeks, even before there were individual gods with names and stories, the divine existed as an event. A Greek expression says: the divine is the divine unknown. This fact exists in the experience of everyone. It isn’t something that just belongs to a certain moment in history. It belongs to the fabric of our lives. The true difference lies in recognizing it or not. Whether or not there is awareness of it is the point where the water divides.

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'All the Stars' by SZA &

'All the Stars' by SZA & Kendrick Lamar

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfCqMv--ncA

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'Cause maybe the night and my dreams might let me know
All the stars are closer, all the stars are closer, all the stars are closer
'Cause maybe the night and my dreams might let me know
All the stars are closer, all the stars are closer, all the stars are closer
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Yayoi Kusama: Infinity

Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors | Arts | NPR

https://www.youtube.com/watch?&v=8VwJMw_fLvI

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Two Invisible Sun games:

Two Invisible Sun games:

The Woman With Hollow Eyes -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?&v=II8MpLIEh20

The Raven Wants What you Have -

https://www.montecookgames.com/the-raven-wants-what-you-have/

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Bats Act As Pest Control at

Bats Act As Pest Control at Two Old Portuguese Libraries

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/bats-act-as-pest-control-at-two-old-portuguese-libraries-9950711/

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In an email, Campbell explained that the bats, which are less than inch long, roost during the day behind “elaborate rococo bookcases” and come out at night to hunt insects which otherwise would feast on the libraries’ books. The price of this natural insect control is paid in scat: The bats, Campbell writes, “leave a thin layer of droppings over everything. So each morning the floors have to be thoroughly cleaned…and the furniture has to be covered at night.”
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Bats are awesome and deserve

Bats are awesome and deserve more love than they get. Spiders too. One of these days I wanna run a spider cult that are good guys. :^)

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