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12 Oct 2021, 9:45 am

Do not try to involve me in your fantasies.



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12 Oct 2021, 11:25 pm

Technic1 wrote:
If it doesn’t work I wish to find out for myself.

I believe invisible people all around us, invisible government?


Well... keep us all posted.

If it doesnt work tell us. But I am sure it will work.

But watch out for folks trying to throw buckets of paint on you. :lol:



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12 Oct 2021, 11:38 pm

Thank you for making me get this earworm. Good memories.



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17 Oct 2021, 9:21 pm

Technic1 wrote:
Stabbon, Asen, Gabellum, Saneney, Noty, Enobal, Labonerem, Balametem, Balnon, Tygumel, Millegaly, Juneneis, Hearma, Hamorache, Yesa, Seya, Senoy, Henen, Barucatha, Acararas, Taracub, Bucarat, Caramy

Thank you…?

I looked up the Grimorium, it's from the 18th century. So modern German should be fine.
Stabbon - Stah-bon (the ah is actually short, but open like... well, "ah")
Asen - Ah-zen
Gabellum -Gah-bellum
Saneney - Well, here it gets complicated, because this is clearly not of German origin, but neither is Gabellum. But Gabellum sounds Latin, and it's easy to pronounce Latin with a German accent, but this is unclear. Possibly Sah-neh-nigh
Noty - the O would be pronounced with round-shaped lips, like the O at the beginning of Order in British English. Actually, this word would sound almost exactly like naughty in the most ridiculous fake British you could muster up.
Noh-ty, with a long O
Enobal - Eh -noh- bahl - all Vowels are short, but open
Labonerem - Lah-boh-neh-rem (with a rhotic r)
Balametem - bah-lah-meh-tem the meh as in America, flat, not with the downward inflection of "meh"¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Balnon - Bahl (a is short, flat, open)- non
Tygumel - uhm. this has a sound in i that doesn't really exist in english. the German ü. or the French ue in Rue. othe then that: Tü - goo -mehl (eh, long, flat, as in America, not like meh)
Millegaly - Mille as in millenium gah- ly
Juneneis -Yoo -neh(short)-neh(long)-is
Hearma - Heh-ahrma
Hamorache -Hah-mo (as in more)-rah -che (the ch as in the Scottish Loch)
Yesa -Yeh(long)-ssa (unvoiced s)
Seya - Seh (long, flat) -yah
Senoy - Seh (long, flat) noy
Henen - Heh (long, flat) nen
Barucatha - Bah-roo-kah-tah
Acararas - Ah-kah-rah-ras
Taracub -Tah-rah-coob (short oo)
Bucarath -Buh-kah-rah-t
Caramy -kah-rah-me

none of these words are remotely German, but wikipedia says the grimoire claims to have been written in 1517 by an Egyptian, so it's likely these are all made up anyway, or at least poorly transliterated from whatever Language they come from. Except Asen - that is also the name of a Nordic lineage of Gods, so might claim nordic origin. The old germanic gods and the nordic gods are the same, you know, Thor, Odin and so on, thpugh they have undergone some name-switching throughout the centuries.
Have fun conjuring the Army of Darkness, Klaatu Verata Nektu and all


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18 Oct 2021, 2:27 am

If it's for a spell then it really doesn't matter how it's pronounced. The only person listening is you.
Beware of magical thinking. It's a slippery slope.


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18 Oct 2021, 10:04 am

Technic1 wrote:
Latin I think?


Very few Latin elements, if any, in these 'words'!


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18 Oct 2021, 8:38 pm

ThisTimelessMoment wrote:
If it's for a spell then it really doesn't matter how it's pronounced. The only person listening is you.
Beware of magical thinking. It's a slippery slope.


I figured I let him find out by trying - I mean, you can't really convince someone just by telling them physics don't work like that. That's exactly what a muggle would say.

What does perplex me is how reluctant esotterics are to consider that there's no real definition of natural or supernatural anymore - for a hundred years now, "natural" has become weird beyond comprehension, and "supernatural" is merely the science we haven't discovered yet. There's a tremendous loss of human control in this - we can't even tell ourselves a story about the world anymore in which humans are of any importance neyond our subjective experience, reality turned out to be just so much more startling.
In a way, Lovecraft had it right, with his Ancient ones who exist oblivious amd careless about humans - only, the actual ancient ones are not even monsters (monsters are just huge ugly animals), but something about quarks and entanglement - somethkng wau, way more remote from humans and uncaring than gigantic space monsters.


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19 Oct 2021, 9:00 am

"Natural" events follow well-defined physical principles that require no deliberate intervention to occur.

"Supernatural" requires the deliberate intervention of angels, demons, ghosts, and gods for events to occur.



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19 Oct 2021, 12:08 pm

Fnord wrote:
"Natural" events follow well-defined physical principles that require no deliberate intervention to occur.

"Supernatural" requires the deliberate intervention of angels, demons, ghosts, and gods for events to occur.


that definition just makes the supernatural fictional, and the natural ... well, the stuff happening at the bottom and and the top end of the scale we know of is not following well defined principles - we haven't been able to define them yet.


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19 Oct 2021, 11:30 pm

Well...

Any luck?

Have you vanished from your mirror yet?



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20 Oct 2021, 1:25 am

naturalplastic wrote:
Well...

Any luck?

Have you vanished from your mirror yet?

But what if instead of becoming invisible, he only catched vampirism?


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20 Oct 2021, 8:48 am

Yesterday, upon the stair,
  I met a man who wasn't there
He wasn't there again today
  I wish, I wish he'd go away...

When I came home last night at three
  The man was waiting there for me
But when I looked around the hall
  I couldn't see him there at all!
Go away, go away, don't you come back any more!
  Go away, go away, and please don't slam the door... (slam!)

Last night I saw upon the stair
  A little man who wasn't there
He wasn't there again today
  Oh, how I wish he'd go away...


-- "Antigonish", by Hughes Mearns
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22 Oct 2021, 7:24 am

Fnord wrote:
Do not try to involve me in your fantasies.


Usually you are the last person I want to post or receive unhelpful comments from.



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22 Oct 2021, 9:02 am

Technic1 wrote:
Fnord wrote:
Do not try to involve me in your fantasies.
Usually you are the last person I want to post or receive unhelpful comments from.
Unhelpful?  Only to those who do not want to be helped.

By the way ... did your magic invisibility spell work or not?



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23 Oct 2021, 7:41 am

magz wrote:
naturalplastic wrote:
Well...

Any luck?

Have you vanished from your mirror yet?

But what if instead of becoming invisible, he only catched vampirism?


Well...if you recite those magic words wrong you might indeed conjure up the wrong spell. And though vampires are visible, they dont cast reflections into mirrors. So yes...there is a remote possibility that you could shoot for invisibily and end up with vampirism, and not know the mistake because you looked in the mirror, and thought you got it right. But the odds of those two things both happening at the same time are nil. If you made a random mistake in black magic you would just turn yourself into a chicken, or sumpin like that. And it would be all to obvious. Or thats my theory.

Kinda like the joke about the guy in the bar with the grapefruit sized head.