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Amusing conversations with Erin [May. 19th, 2008|12:59 pm]
Zoethe
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While on the phone with Erin today, I was skimmng through my friends list. I came across a link to The Buffy the Vampire Slayer Tarot Card Deck.

"Wow," she said, "that seems kind of...I dunno...blasphemous?"

"Oh, I don't know, there's all kinds of tarot decks out there. Lord of the Rings...."

She snorted. "You don't have standards, the next thing you know you're at McDonalds getting a kids meal with McRunes."
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[User Picture]From: myfanwy_65
2008-05-19 05:20 pm (UTC)
LMAO!!!!!!!!!

McRunes!!!!!!

LMAO!!!!!!!!!
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From: wildcelticrose
2008-05-19 05:23 pm (UTC)
Or worse...

You'll be at McDonalds drinking a latte...

"Large is the new Graden"

[giggles at the ad campaign]
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[User Picture]From: hugh_mannity
2008-05-19 05:29 pm (UTC)
*head goes 'splodey makes mess on monitor*

ROFL!
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[User Picture]From: kibbles
2008-05-19 05:37 pm (UTC)
I used to collect Tarot Decks, and the oddest one was one of ocean liners. It was an Italian deck so I really didn't understand it at all.
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From: blendered
2008-05-19 07:10 pm (UTC)
I wouldn't put it past them.
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[User Picture]From: kisekinotenshi
2008-05-19 08:47 pm (UTC)
I guess I'm going to hell for purchasing an anime tarot deck. XD I don't actually use it, it's just pretty.
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[User Picture]From: katspaw156
2008-05-20 12:03 am (UTC)

This is so bad of me

But I really want it!
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2008-05-20 01:51 am (UTC)

Re: This is so bad of me

[eyes downcast]

Yeah, me too....
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[User Picture]From: tlttlotd
2008-05-20 12:18 am (UTC)
That gives me an idea. I wonder if I could turn Chicken McNuggets into runes.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2008-05-20 02:02 am (UTC)
I am so caught between "ew" and "awesome!!" that i don't know what to do.
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[User Picture]From: tlttlotd
2008-05-20 02:21 am (UTC)
If I blow myself up, go 'ewww!' If I don't, I'll gladly accept an 'Awesome!'
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[User Picture]From: delosd
2008-05-20 12:59 am (UTC)
I have a Vertigo Comics Tarot deck.

It has Death as, well... Death.

But it has John Constantine as the Fool. You've gotta love it.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2008-05-20 02:03 am (UTC)
That's actually pretty cool.
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[User Picture]From: ponygirl118
2008-05-20 03:00 am (UTC)
Rather... Odd. Although I want one.
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[User Picture]From: ailsaek
2008-05-20 12:51 pm (UTC)
Somewhere in a box I have a Hello Kitty tarot deck.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2008-05-20 02:17 pm (UTC)
I'm not surprised that it exists. I was just amused by the notion of McRunes.
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[User Picture]From: angielabrie
2008-05-21 02:59 am (UTC)
I was recently in the Philippines for work, and I made a friend there who is a pretty avid Buffy fan...I'll have to tell her about the cards, and maybe she will order them for herself and read them while she eats her McSpaghetti...and you know if they have McSpaghetti SOMEWHERE in the world, McRunes can't be far behind!

PS: I've been reading your journal for awhile,(yeah, I'm a lurker) but today is the first day I have been brave enough to leave a comment, good stuff, VERY appreciated and admired!
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2008-05-21 12:50 pm (UTC)
McSpaghetti? Ew.

And hi!! I don't think I'm *too* scary - feel free to comment any time!
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[User Picture]From: seagull42
2008-05-21 06:45 pm (UTC)
Hope you don't mind the intrusion - I landed here from a random clicking in happydog's LJ.

I think the idea of McRunes is pretty funny. french fry futhark! Takes care of worrying about what to do with the leftovers after doing magic, and if you don't like the divination - eat it!

I followed the Buffy tarot deck link and was surprised to discover that Rachel Pollack is one of the creators - she's fairly well known for her books on tarot.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2008-05-21 06:58 pm (UTC)
I suppose you could DIY I Ching divination with french fries already! And I'm not that surprised about Rachel - people who love tarot card art often are glad to find a new project to work on. It's certainly no more ridiculous than many of the decks already out there.
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[User Picture]From: seagull42
2008-05-21 10:41 pm (UTC)
Regarding new tarot decks - definitely. :-)

Contributes to one of my dilemmas when reading cards, though... I like to try to find that balance between working with the traditional meanings, workings with meanings the creator of a deck has put into the cards, and working with some sort of intuitive take on what the artwork is suggesting to me at the time. Sometimes I like the new perspective a new deck will give me, or just think it's fun to experiment with it. (Even the Alice in Wonderland Deck, or Morgan's non-tarot tarot). Other times I get caught up in the "if I read is per the deck specific book, I'd read it this way, but if I incorporate the traditional meaning, I'd read it another way entirely"

Not that I claim to be any great shakes at reading cards, listening to my intuition, or understanding the traditional meanings (particularly once they start incorporating Kabbalah...). And reversals just stand me on my head...
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2008-05-22 04:34 am (UTC)
I take the Robin Wood approach - fuck reversals, there's enough cards in there already! ;-)
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[User Picture]From: seagull42
2008-05-21 10:43 pm (UTC)
Ha! I just noticed your journal is named "Ramblings with a side of Fries". Puts yet another spin on this conversation. :-)
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2008-05-22 04:35 am (UTC)
It's a silly name, but I like it.
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[User Picture]From: batshua
2008-05-23 08:06 pm (UTC)
Bwahaha.

Can we keep her? Please?
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[User Picture]From: forestmaster
2008-05-27 01:12 am (UTC)
Off topic - I think you were the one who posted about some awesome tiedye clothing a while ago and that the lady was going out of business? Anyway, I saw this seller today on ebay and thought of you... I have never done business with them, but I like the looks of some of their stuff anyway...
http://stores.ebay.com/Twinkle-Twinkle-Little-Stars
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2008-05-27 02:00 am (UTC)
Ooo, yes I was, and OOOO, pretties!!! Thanks for the link - I will investigate!
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