January 11th, 2007

My Birthday

I miss Melissa, I miss Aanjel, But I know I will love them forever...I think i begin to know what love and friendship are...they are somewhat t the same.


Deus ex machina

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Deus ex machina is a Latin phrase that is used to describe an unexpected, artificial, or improbable character, device, or event introduced suddenly in a work of fiction or drama to resolve a situation or untangle a plot (e.g., having the protagonist wake up and realize it was all a dream, or an angel suddenly appearing to solve problems). The phrase has been extended to refer to any resolution to a story which does not pay due regard to the story's internal logic and is so unlikely that it challenges suspension of disbelief, allowing the author to conclude the story with an unlikely, though more palatable, ending. In modern terms the deus ex machina has also come to describe a being, object or event that suddenly appears and solves a seemingly insoluble difficulty (e. g. the cavalry arriving). A classic example of this type of deus ex machina is Homer's Odyssey; a more contemporary example is Michael Crichton's The Andromeda Strain. The device is a type of twist ending.

The notion of deus ex machina can also be applied to a revelation within a story that a seemingly unrelated sequence of events are joined together by some profound concept. Thus the unexpected and timely intervention is aimed at the meaning of the story rather than a physical event in the plot. This may more accurately be described as a plot twist.

The Greek tragedian Euripides is notorious for using this plot device. The first person known to have criticized the device was Aristotle in his Poetics, where he argues that a good tragedy must remain plausible.

[edit] Linguistic considerations

The Latin phrase (deus ex māchinā, plural deī ex māchinīs) is a calque from the Greek 'ἀπὸ μηχανῆς θεός' ápo mēchanēs theós, (pronounced in Ancient Greek [a po' mɛ:kʰa'nɛ:s tʰe'os]). It originated with Greek and Roman theater, when a mechane would lower actors playing a god or gods on stage to resolve a hopeless situation. The phrase is often translated as "god from the machine", where the machine referred to is the crane device employed in the task.

The pronunciation of the phrase may be a problem in English. The Latin phrase would originally have been pronounced something like ['de.ʊs eks 'maːkʰɪ.naː], in other words with machina stressed on the first syllable, and with the ch pronounced as in the word "Mach" — similar to k — but people may be influenced by the modern English machine ([mə'ʃiːn]), resulting in a mixed pronunciation. Some English speakers face further difficulties in pronouncing the e in Deus [e], which is only approximately rendered as [AY] and is much closer to the ay in day.

A phonetical pronunciation could be rendered by "Day-oose ex mah-key-nah", with the "Day" as is in "day", the "oose" as in "moose". "Mah" is as in "watt", "key" as in "bee" and "nah" as in "watt".

Crazy - Gnarls Barkley

I remember when, I remember, I remember when I lost my mind
There was something so pleasant about that phase.
Even your emotions had an echo
In so much space

And when you're out there
Without care,
Yeah, I was out of touch
But it wasn't because I didn't know enough
I just knew too much

Does that make me crazy
Does that make me crazy
Does that make me crazy
Probably

And I hope that you are having the time of your life
But think twice, that's my only advice
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Come on now, who do you, who do you, who do you, who do you think you are,
Ha ha ha bless your soul
You really think you're in control

Well, I think you're crazy
I think you're crazy
I think you're crazy
Just like me

My heroes had the heart to lose their lives out on a limb
And all I remember is thinking, I want to be like them
Ever since I was little, ever since I was little it looked like fun
And it's no coincidence I've come
And I can die when I'm done

Maybe I'm crazy
Maybe you're crazy
Maybe we're crazy
Probably

Why is this Emptiness in ME?

I miss Melly, I hurt Aanj, I realize I can't be with a woman...Just many of them...It hurts

I just want the end to come...
Biblical Prophecy
1:3
beatus qui legit et qui audiunt
verba prophetiae et servant ea quae
n ea scripta sunt tempus enim prope est
1:3 
Blessed is he that readeth, and
they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things
which are written therein: for the time is at hand

Revelations.

Prophecy written in the bible.  Believers of this faith have long thought of the implications of this book.  Are these passages a portent of things to come, or have they already happened?  A biblical Armageddon,  the end of the world for some thinkers, and a rebirth of a new for others.  Yet, what is Armageddon?  The place where the final battle will take place?  The actual end of the world or a simple hill or mountain in a distant country?  

In a dream the events were foretold to St. John the Divine of what was to happen.  He was to send the accounts of the sleep time apparition to the seven churches of Asia Minor.   As a warning?  ?The day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night.? (1 Thessalonians 5:1-5 2, Peter 3:10, Rev 3:3, Rev 16:15).  It would contradict itself time after time, no thief I know of gave forewarning of the mess they were going to leave. 

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The seven churches, Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamos, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, and  Laodicea were to have this warning. 

Repent their sins and return to the teachings of God, or be cast out. The first of many chastisements given in the telling of the dream. 

The corrupt churches would be the first to go in this Armageddon scenario, should such things come to pass in these times, there would be very few left today.  This would affect the religions of the bible greatly, the fall of a church would be enough to shatter many peoples faith, taken as a possible sign that their God had abandoned them.  Others would stand fast in their faith, those who have their faith placed with God, and not the church.

Here would be the beginning of worldly destruction, people who have lost their faith turn in pain to destroying what is around them.  The human element can be just as severe as a mystical or natural one.  

Revelations  5:1 And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals.

Of the images in the bible, The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse is the one that strikes fear second only to Satan.  Famine, War, Pestilence and Death are the biblical cleansers of the world, turning man against man, and nature against man.  We have seen and felt the otherworldly fingers of these beings since the beginnings of time, why should they be feared now, as they seem to be the order of things in life?  At the time of writing the book of Revelations, these things were the worst events that could befall civilization then and now.  We cannot claim that these are the times of Revelation any more than one of 100, 500, or even 1000 years ago, simply based on these Four Horsemen, they have always been here.  Famines in third-world countries, War is in every conflict, Pestilence in all countries, forms of disease stemming from any number of causes, and the end to all suffering Death.  The first four seals bring about the second of human destruction and the first of natural.  Ruthless killing, starvation, disease and Death. 


LIFEHOUSE LYRICS

"You And Me"

What day is it? And in what month?
This clock never seemed so alive
I can't keep up and I can't back down
I've been losing so much time

Cause it's you and me and all other people with nothing to do
Nothing to lose
And it's you and me and all other people
And I don't know why, I can't keep my eyes off of you

All of the things that I want to say just aren't coming out right
I'm tripping on words
You've got my head spinning
I don't know where to go from here

Cause it's you and me and all other people with nothing to do
Nothing to prove
And it's you and me and all other people
And I don't know why, I can't keep my eyes off of you

There's something about you now
I can't quite figure out
Everything she does is beautiful
Everything she does is right

Cause it's you and me and all other people with nothing to do
Nothing to lose
And it's you and me and all other people
And I don't know why, I can't keep my eyes off of you
and me and all other people with nothing to do
Nothing to prove
And it's you and me and all other people
And I don't know why, I can't keep my eyes off of you

What day is it?
And in what month?
This clock never seemed so alive
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