I heard a joke once about having a kid. It went that seeing your wife give birth is like watching your favorite pub burn down; they can rebuild it, but you know it'll never be the same.
But that's the British for you. We're always so worried about the appropriateness of appearance that we forget about the joy of experience.
And the day my wife had Lucy was the most joyful of my life. She was a perfect thing — smiling, cooing, shitting her pants. It didn't matter. I loved her. But if Lucy was perfect — and she was — my wife Meg and I... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I didn't go to the funeral. I couldn't decide if that made me a better person or a worse one. It didn't matter. No matter what I did, it wouldn't get her back. I sat on my couch a lot after that. I watched tv. Nature programs. Mysteries of the deep. Tripe like that. I had a lot of time on my hands, in that my work had downsized and I was let go in the first round of cuts. All the resumes I sent out after that never brought back any calls. My rent payments felt huge, like those giant squids they find inside the belly of whales on Mysteries of the Deep.
I... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
The rest of the week was the same. Someone banging the holy hell out of the door, me rushing to the front of the house and flinging open the door to see just an empty throughway. I thought it might have been some chavs up the street having a go and tried not to worry over it. But there was something wrong in the way it felt. That sheer emptiness whenever I opened up onto the street didn't seem right. I started having problems sleeping, taking hours to doze off and when I did, that's when I would wake up. Because of that banging.
Then on Saturday night — Sunday morning, I suppose — I woke up. There was the pounding on the door like always. Insistent.
I crept out of the bedroom. I felt like I could see a shadowy shape at the door for a second but by the time I got there it was the same as the last time.
I opened the door and stepped out, looking up and down the street.
I turned to go back in and then I jumped.
My car alarm was going off, sounding quite loud and piercing in the otherwise quiet. Its lights were flashing orange in the dark. I stepped forward and peered at the car. No one was standing about. Maybe something else had set it off. A gust of wind. A cat.
I went into the house to grab my keys to turn the alarm off. As I was getting them off the kitchen table, I heard the alarm stop.
That couldn't have happened, I thought. It doesn't just turn off. Things don't stop.
I went to rush out to the car and I stopped. There in my doorway stood a figure.
It was a little girl, standing right on the edge. Staring at me.
It was hard to see her clearly. The only light on in the house was a lamp and it merely outlined her shape; the majority of her remained defined by shadows. I could tell she was young. Far too young to be standing outside alone at three in the morning.
"Excuse me," she said, "can I come in?"
Her voice sounded like a old voicemail on an old phone. Distant but permanent.
"No, you can't come in," I said.
"Please," she said. "I... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>17107234 According to Sergei Guriev which he claims to be in the riddle, ISIS has terror cells in every land of the coalition. And in this article ISIS is apparently planning a mega-attack that will happen at different places in europe at the same time. Could this be the apparent terror cells and incident of a scale never seen before?
>>17107219 honestly i believe a majority of possessions and mind control stories are just really severe cases of multiple personality disorder
even some of the more mild accounts can sound like horror stories so i can't even imagine how terrible extremely severe cases can be
but forgetting where you were for the last week because literally someone else was controlling your body at that time is about as terrifying as it gets, I've even read accounts of people developing personalities that wanted to harm... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
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Thoth's finished his new guide for /div/. Thoth's tarot and rune guide! For beginners looking for new spreads and info regarding taking up tarot/runes. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ciFuMOVDIkA18d9Rw-Zkklgigx-Y4XzJkGVeMTYWcic/edit?pref=2&pli=1
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hey /x/, I don't usually come around here, but recently i booked a hotel room that's supposedly in an extremely haunted. Im going to be staying on the Queen Mary. Usually the ocean itself kind of spooks me out, so this should be a pretty creepy experience. supposedly hundreds have died because of or on this ship, it was even used in world war II to transport troops, many of which died aboard the ship and at one point collided with and destroyed another ship carrying 338 people on it, and killed 239 of them. So guys, what should i expect in this hotel room, if anything,... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Someone please e/x/plain this freaky experience!! Sorry it's long but have been tripping out hard over it... happened 3 days ago:
After being out all day I pulled up home where I live with my gf. My phone was flat, and she parks her car in the garage while I park on the front lawn, so I wasn't sure if she was home or not. I walked inside and called out for her and she called my name back from what sounded like the bathroom. I went to go charge my phone in the bedroom, passing a closed bathroom door on my way where I could hear water filling the bath. It was odd the door being closed, since we're way comfortable with each other being 5 years into our relationship.
I started my phone charging and grabbed a snack from the kitchen coz I was starving. I went to check if my gf wanted to get take out with me and on my way I could hear her distinct laughter over the running bath water, and when I got to the door I could hear her talking, mentioning her best friends name. I figured she was on the phone which was weird to me while running a bath.
I tried opening the door, but it was locked. I called out to her again through the door, but she continued talking to her friend. I called out louder thinking she just didn't hear me. That's when I noticed my toes were becoming wet. Water was flowing through from under the door! I was banging on the door at this point, but she laughed and continued talking. Water still surrounding my feet, I began throwing myself into the door. That's when she screamed my name in a way that's hard to describe, but with definite panic in her voice. I became desperate and managed to break the door down.
What I found made my heart stop. The bath was overflowing and my gf was.. nowhere. I quickly turned off the taps and just stood there confused, then fear took over. WTF just happened?! I heard her in there and the bath was left running! I pulled the plug out and rushed to my phone. My hands were shaking as I read messages from my gf saying she was at her best friends place, making the most out of her pool (it's been pretty hot here in aus). She wasn't even home.
I tried calling her and her friend but had no luck getting through. I sent her a text and scoped... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
shouldn't there be a written word about alchemy somewhere other than wikipedia? All of the physical books (like the Mutis Liber) I have encountered seem to be largely symbolic and pictorial Are there any pdfs or txt files up online about alchemy?
SO. Im gonna make a pic. I need some examples technology was used for against the public when it was made for a better purpose.
this is magic...example magicians trick: into the box goes a diet pepsi, out comes aspartame a fucking toxin.
General tech reversal thread.
Security Cams: did the guy who dreamed of security cameras want to point them at the jungles? at caves? at places where missing people were lost? or did he want to stick them in shopping malls and on the street.
Tanks: did the guy who invented tanks want to steam... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Do you think the guys that invented the internet would have thought that it would help anti-info, snake oil salesmen and propagate mental disorders (alá schizophrenia) as a perfectly fine and sane thing to have and use it to make silly fucks believe literally everything they read on it?
>>17106683 Personally, I thought it was very well and tastefully done. Damn near cried at the end, what a baaby I am. Great message, and if they get some PR out of it no biggie they probably put a ton of resources into it.
Ive watched several episodes of many of the ghost hunter type shows around, and while so many parts of them are fake, i was wondering if anyone else thinks that maybe on occasion they might stumble onto real evidence, i remember in one show for example they had an evp with old music playing in the background as the researchers were taling amongst themselves, and i thought to myself that even as a script writer that seemed very odd to think of or make up
>>17106611 >Will such things improve human life? Not in the ways that matter right now. The world's issues are societal, not material. Posthumanism won't stop things like religious conflict or greed.
>A.I. Assuming we're talking about a fully sapient entity, there's two basic things to the matter. 1. There's no good reason to make one. A sapient A.I. would have rights, due to being sapient. We couldn't force it to... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
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