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Knowledge v. Corruption
Knowledge v. Corruption There is a fallacy within corruptive knowledge, not that which is used as propaganda to set in memes of political strife, no, but in knowledge itself being that which corrupts. A book is just a book, filled with the thoughts of its transcriber, or parroted by another at the behest of its author. Nay, tis the wording, not the facts themselves, that can lead to corruption. When written in such a way that reveals traces of the writer's opinion, rather than academic fact, the author attempts to project their perspective of a topic onto the reader, however subtle or obvious it may be -- eg. the birds flee south for the win
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Stars of Chaos Theory
Stars of Chaos Theory  © – By Gregory T. Walter To better understand the intricacies of evil and its metaphorical biology, one has to dissect the concept down to the most basic and universal principals. This document does not tell us what it is, but perhaps it will explain why it is. In short, the Star of chaos is four tiered structure of odd numbers. It’s fitting, given how morality, both good and evil, are something of an oddity within our own perceptions of reality. At the base 1 is chaos. Chaos is not evil per se. Rather, it is the heart of Conflict, Variability, and Enigma, which make up the second tier. Picture
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WtF: History of the Fera
Part 1 - The Beginning of Ages This story is true. Before the sundering of creation, before the veil was raised, Pangaea was bound to the whims of the Celestine. Helios, whose passion brought fire to illuminate the shadow; Gaia, whose heart brought life and structure where otherwise none could flourish; and Luna, whose reflection gave insight to a place of eternal chaos. Through these greater spirits was the world born, and under their watchful eyes did all things rise and fall in harmony with each other. Yet as all things that begin must end, so too ruin did befall the peace of Pangaea, with the coming of Anthelios. Anthelios! The Serpen
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VtR: Advanced Disciplines 3
Protean Earth Control (Protean ••, Celerity ••, Vigor ••, Blood Potency 3) A vampire employing Haven of Soil along with this power is no longer confined to the resting place she selected the night before. She can pass through the ground as if it were water, “swimming” through the earth itself. Some elder Gangrel use this as a means of unobstructed and unobtrusive travel, while others find it a highly effective means of maneuvering in combat. Cost: - Dice Pool: No roll is necessary. This power is in effect whenever a character is employing Haven of Soil (see p. 138, Vampire the Requiem). While
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VtR: Advanced Disciplines 2
Majesty Love (Majesty ••••, Dominate ••, Blood Potency 3) The Vinculum is one of the most powerful tools in an elder's inventory. However, more and more childer are aware of how to avoid being bound, and so alternatives are needed. The Majesty power called Love is one such alternative, as it simulates the effects of the Vinculum without any of the messy side effects, like Vitae addiction. While neither as sure a method of control as a true Vinculum, nor as long-lasting, Love is still an extremely potent means of command. Cost: - Dice Pool: Presence + Expression + Majesty versus Composure + Blood Potency A
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VtR: Advanced Disciplines 1
Animalism Animal Succulence (Animalism •••••, Protean •, Blood Potency 3) Vampires at a certain Blood Potency find the blood of animals flat, tasteless and lacking in nutritional value. Some Gangrel and Ventrue, however, have refined their understanding of the spirits of such “lesser prey” to the point that they are able to draw sustenance from beasts where other Kindred of equal Blood Potency would find none. This power does not allow an elder to subsist solely on the blood of animals, but it does allow him to go for extended periods of time without taking vitae from humans or other Kindred.
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HtV: Homebrew Asian Conspiracy
The Dragon Lotus -- Masters of the Nameless Path "Change requires chaos, and chaos is ours to orchestrate." A controlled society is a sick society, especially one secretly ruled by the supernatural. The Order of the Dragon Lotus wishes to keep all things in harmony by allowing the natural flow of Chaos to balance the stagnation of corrupted Order. The teachings of the Dragon Lotus were first taught by a man simply called the Green Monk, who uncovered a rare flower atop the peaks of a mountain. Where this mountain was changes with each telling, but has always been believed to be within Asia. It is said that, for days and nights, the Green Mo
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CtL: Court of Solstice Culture
The Court of inbetween is not so much a court as it is a noble order. However, they also act as keepers to the crown of seasons. When a monarch acts against the wishes of the freehold's need to pass on the crown to the next season, the Court of Solstice acts as both mediator and law against refusal, allying itself to any (and sometimes all) resistances that would wish the corrupt monarch to step down. Besides royalty, the Court is more-or-less focused on one thing: Clarity. Since its admittance into the freehold system, the Court of Solstice has held it in their ambitions to keep the Changelings under their care from going mad. This is done
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Knowledge v. Corruption
Knowledge v. Corruption There is a fallacy within corruptive knowledge, not that which is used as propaganda to set in memes of political strife, no, but in knowledge itself being that which corrupts. A book is just a book, filled with the thoughts of its transcriber, or parroted by another at the behest of its author. Nay, tis the wording, not the facts themselves, that can lead to corruption. When written in such a way that reveals traces of the writer's opinion, rather than academic fact, the author attempts to project their perspective of a topic onto the reader, however subtle or obvious it may be -- eg. the birds flee south for the win
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Stars of Chaos Theory
Stars of Chaos Theory  © – By Gregory T. Walter To better understand the intricacies of evil and its metaphorical biology, one has to dissect the concept down to the most basic and universal principals. This document does not tell us what it is, but perhaps it will explain why it is. In short, the Star of chaos is four tiered structure of odd numbers. It’s fitting, given how morality, both good and evil, are something of an oddity within our own perceptions of reality. At the base 1 is chaos. Chaos is not evil per se. Rather, it is the heart of Conflict, Variability, and Enigma, which make up the second tier. Picture
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Fox Mage
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WtF: History of the Fera
Part 1 - The Beginning of Ages This story is true. Before the sundering of creation, before the veil was raised, Pangaea was bound to the whims of the Celestine. Helios, whose passion brought fire to illuminate the shadow; Gaia, whose heart brought life and structure where otherwise none could flourish; and Luna, whose reflection gave insight to a place of eternal chaos. Through these greater spirits was the world born, and under their watchful eyes did all things rise and fall in harmony with each other. Yet as all things that begin must end, so too ruin did befall the peace of Pangaea, with the coming of Anthelios. Anthelios! The Serpen
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VtR: Advanced Disciplines 3
Protean Earth Control (Protean ••, Celerity ••, Vigor ••, Blood Potency 3) A vampire employing Haven of Soil along with this power is no longer confined to the resting place she selected the night before. She can pass through the ground as if it were water, “swimming” through the earth itself. Some elder Gangrel use this as a means of unobstructed and unobtrusive travel, while others find it a highly effective means of maneuvering in combat. Cost: - Dice Pool: No roll is necessary. This power is in effect whenever a character is employing Haven of Soil (see p. 138, Vampire the Requiem). While
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VtR: Advanced Disciplines 2
Majesty Love (Majesty ••••, Dominate ••, Blood Potency 3) The Vinculum is one of the most powerful tools in an elder's inventory. However, more and more childer are aware of how to avoid being bound, and so alternatives are needed. The Majesty power called Love is one such alternative, as it simulates the effects of the Vinculum without any of the messy side effects, like Vitae addiction. While neither as sure a method of control as a true Vinculum, nor as long-lasting, Love is still an extremely potent means of command. Cost: - Dice Pool: Presence + Expression + Majesty versus Composure + Blood Potency A
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VtR: Advanced Disciplines 1
Animalism Animal Succulence (Animalism •••••, Protean •, Blood Potency 3) Vampires at a certain Blood Potency find the blood of animals flat, tasteless and lacking in nutritional value. Some Gangrel and Ventrue, however, have refined their understanding of the spirits of such “lesser prey” to the point that they are able to draw sustenance from beasts where other Kindred of equal Blood Potency would find none. This power does not allow an elder to subsist solely on the blood of animals, but it does allow him to go for extended periods of time without taking vitae from humans or other Kindred.
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HtV: Homebrew Asian Conspiracy
The Dragon Lotus -- Masters of the Nameless Path "Change requires chaos, and chaos is ours to orchestrate." A controlled society is a sick society, especially one secretly ruled by the supernatural. The Order of the Dragon Lotus wishes to keep all things in harmony by allowing the natural flow of Chaos to balance the stagnation of corrupted Order. The teachings of the Dragon Lotus were first taught by a man simply called the Green Monk, who uncovered a rare flower atop the peaks of a mountain. Where this mountain was changes with each telling, but has always been believed to be within Asia. It is said that, for days and nights, the Green Mo
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CtL: Court of Solstice Culture
The Court of inbetween is not so much a court as it is a noble order. However, they also act as keepers to the crown of seasons. When a monarch acts against the wishes of the freehold's need to pass on the crown to the next season, the Court of Solstice acts as both mediator and law against refusal, allying itself to any (and sometimes all) resistances that would wish the corrupt monarch to step down. Besides royalty, the Court is more-or-less focused on one thing: Clarity. Since its admittance into the freehold system, the Court of Solstice has held it in their ambitions to keep the Changelings under their care from going mad. This is done
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Where I Am
For the sake of avoiding potential copycats or mistaken identity, decided to list out where I (under the name MrParaduo) am on the net, etc. PbP site -- http://madnessforums.com/forums/index.php?action=who Arenanet (Guild Wars 2) Battle.net Deviantart (surprise!) Furaffinity The Onyx Path forums Steam TheSpoonyExperiment Knights of the Old Republic (KOTOR) Online Wikia (specifically Warhammer, and Whitewolf) I published a book! It's called the Seven Ordeals: http://www.amazon.com/Seven-Ordeals-Gregory-Tomas-Walter/dp/1466230568/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1328534654&sr=8-9 Art Sensei: ~Eggplantm (https://www.deviantart.com/eggplantm) :iconMacGreen: :iconcreepy
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We're back
So, been a long while since I wrote a journal entry. Had a lot of things happen while I was out. Dropped out of college because of depression, money, and a contempt for the pretentiousness of various colleagues. Got a job at Giant, only to get laid off a week later because I "looked tired" and "didn't seem enthused". On the bright side, I've been playing a lot of PbP with friends over on the website I moderate: http://calloftea.com/forum/index.php?action=who I hope to start making visual art again soon. Also hope everyone doing alright, and wish them all good vibes. I published a book! It's called the Seven Ordeals: http://www.amazon.c
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And The Band Plays On...!
So, it looks like it's time for me to move onto my next story project, before I lose momentum and perish in a sea of boredom. In the meantime, I plan to make due on a promise I made long ago (which one? PARADOX!!), and write a story that revolved around the misadventures of MrParaduo and co. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you: SUPERNAL WARS!! The story is based around the premise of powerful entities fighting each other in a inter-dimensional war regarding the shaping of the cosmos. Think Magic: the Gathering meets Final Fantasy: Dissidia. There will be drama! Action! Romance! And epic amounts of squee for all who participate and/or simply wa
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The fave greatly appreciated :D
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So glad you like :3
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Iz guud. ^^
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Thanks so much for the faves <3
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Congratulations! :cake: :party: