Monday, 2 February 2015

mokie: A package of meat wishes you happy holidays (holiday of the day)
Yesterday, the witchy web was celebrating Imbolc, the diametric opposite of Samhain. Where Samhain (Halloween) is about the year getting dark and the souls of the dead wandering the earth for a night and everyone knows all about it, Imbolc is about the return of spring, and the first stirrings of life, and everybody assumes you just choked a little bit when you say it.

It's a holiday with a long and storied history, which has survived into modern times in the tradition of going out on February 2nd to ask a rodent about the weather.

As today is also the birthday of Ayn Rand and James Joyce, and the anniversary of the Dyatlov Pass incident, I think it's more appropriate to celebrate it as WTF Day - a day to look at shit that just don't make sense and say, "No, seriously, WTF?"

About dream/reading tags

y-* tags categorize dreams.

For types: beyond the obvious, there are dreamlets (very short dreams), stubs (fragment/outline of a partially-lost dream), gnatter (residual impression of a lost dream).

For characters: there are roles (characters fitting an archetype), symbols (characters as symbols), and sigils (recurring figures with a significance bigger than a single dream's role/symbolism).

x-* tags categorize books.

Material is categorized primarily by structure, style and setting. If searching for a particular genre, look for the defining features of that genre, e.g. x-form:nonfic:bio, x-style:horror, x-setting:dystopian.