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The Rake

In late 2005, The Rake formed in a thread in the /b/ board of 4chan. “hey /b/ lets make a new monster” An Anonymous poster stated. The thread looded with ideas that later shaped and became the Rake.

In July 2006, blog post by Something Awful user Brian Somerville gave an account of the Rake that would serve as the background of the Rake. The story includes several accounts of the creature, some historical and one very moving story of a wife fearing for her life after the rake took her child and husband. All other reference of the rake would forever be based in this piece of internet literature.

The rake is described as a naked man, or large hairless dog of some sort that crawls around on all fores and moves in an unnatural way, as if it had been hit by a car or something. It tends to whisper to it’s victims, possible with a form of telepathy. Sometime depicted as a mindless violent beast, other times it seems to be more calculating as it tortures its victims by it’s presence.

I’ll let the sorce material speak for it’s self. Here is MrCreepyPasta’s retelling of the Rake

The rake has made apearances in EverymanHybrid, a fiction web series in the episode “Cops checked no body” “-.-.” and “Jim Thorpe” The rake has racked up a respectable body count.

 

Now where the entire things takes a turn for the strange.

This image showed up on the news and sent in anonymously. Some claim it to be a photoshop hoax, some say it looks like something from the game resistance 3. Though a google search i can see there are a few eyes missing for that to be the case. Maybe the internet got it right and Rake is really out there? Most likely though just a really good Trollololol. Anyway, it’s a good entry into Internet Mythology.

Sweet dreams tonight.

-Kaida

 

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Halloween/Samhain has always been my favorite time of the year. I’ve always been a fan of scary stories and movies. So for the month of October I will be embarking on a series of blog posts I call “Internet Mythology” in which I will showcase form on the web’s most interesting boogieman.  Today I start off with Jeff the Killer.

Though I think most of the source material of the origin of Jeff the Killer is a poorly written piece of teenager fiction, I must say that the face of Jeff into Internet mythology.

The image of a man with large shadowed eyes and wide smiling mouth is most often accompanied by the words “Go to Sleep” Though the words are a reference out of his origin story, I always equate this to a long night of browsing the internet to stumble on this image and two thought come to mind. One is that it’s late and i should go to bed, but some where in the back of my mind the second thought says that is just what this smiling face wants me to do.

Jeffs back story and appearance may have been inspired by the Joker of the Batman comic books according to TVtropes.com.  A chemical alteration caused his face to be bleached white with his own hideous reflection breaking his sanity. Though Self inflicted, his mouth is carved open into what is called a “Glasgow Grin”.  The back story of the Joker is never completely spelled out and in many ways left a mystery; as the Comic book villain would say, “If your going to have a past, It might as well be multiple choice.”

Enjoy a some wonderful reading of the first Jeff the Killer story from my favorite Youtube ‘Pasta reader MrCreepypasta. You don’t have to look at the image if you don’t really want to but his voice makes the bad writing  bearable. Even with the plot holes…

TVTropes.com

Knowyourmeme.com

Creepypasta Wiki

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Want some more fun videos to love the Japanese more?

Water Fountain Clock in Osaka Station:

This commercial for Ultra book

This collection of commercials. I died laughing

The coolest commercial for an anti software i have ever seen.

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Here is a blog entry I did for my old blog and I thought that I would re-publish it over here for my new readers to read

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A pendulum is a divination tool commonly used for dowsing. It is by far the easiest divination tool to make at home. The basic design of a pendulum consists of a weight hanging freely on a chain or string. The weight can be almost anything such as special stones that hold spiritual power, a pendent or ring that one holds very dear or can be made of a completely mundane things such as a paperclip or metal washer. A pendulum can be used in a wide variety of ways such as a dowsing interment to locate underground source water, mineral and lost object or to receive answers to questions asked.

Through use of a pendulum a skilled diviner can diagnosis illness , predict the weather, guess the lottery and horse race or to obtain answers to large range of questions. With the help of charts there is no limit to what a pendulum can do.

The Pendulum can be traced back 5,000 years to parts of ancient Asia. The ancient Romans used the pendulum in a method of srying that was later used by Nostradamus.  Pendulum divination was very popular in the Middle Ages though the nineteenth century. In 1933 the British Society of Dowsers was formed

Using a pendulum is rather simple. While giving the reading, the diviner should sit comfortably and hold the chain loosely between your first finger and thumb of our dominant hand. If using a chart for reading, it should be about an inch above the surface. Nothing other then your fingers on the chain should touch any part of the pendulum during the reading.

Before a reading, it’s a good idea to do a sort of “calibration”. Ask the pendulum to show you a yes answer and then ask it to show you a no answer. Though asking questions that the answer is obviously a yes (I would ask “Is my name Katherine?”) and then a question with a no answer (such as “Am I the Batman?”), you can see just how the pendulum will react with different answers.  People who have worked with their pendulum will know the movement of the instrument without having to ask these questions every time. Generally, most people consider it yes when for vertical movement, and no for horizontal movement. If you have a hard time reading the small swings of your pendulum, using a chart, as a guideline is a very good idea. A simple chart would just be a cross marked on it.

While giving a reading, you want to keep the pendulum still. As the questions as asked, it will begin to swing with the answers. Always let it return to as still as you can make it before asking another question. It’s good to keep your elbow a sturdy table to aid in keeping your arm steady.

Wording your questions correctly can help in discerning your answers. “Will it rain?” may come up with an unclear answer were “Will it rain in Pittsburgh tomorrow?” is a much better suited question.

Skilled diviners can use the pendulum for more complex readings. Maps can be used to find lost items or locations of people (not recommended for trying to find Carman San Diego). Pendulums held over calendars can determine the date of a baby’s birth or other important dates. Talking boards (sort of like a ouiji board) can be used for more complex readings. There are Talking boards specifically used for pendulum working in specialty stores but I feel it’s better to make your own. Anything make with your own hands will hold a different and often better kind of energy.

Pendulums can hold energy often times by the person who reads it but also by the other outside influences. It’s a good idea to keep it cleansed of any negative or stale energy.

I carry mine in my pocket sometimes to keep it charged of my own energy and for sudden spontaneous readings. I find it to be soothing to keep it close and when I feel like it need to take it out I do. I consult it on small matters. Waling though the park, I ask it which path to take and it hasn’t failed me yet.

I think the energy that gives me the answers comes from with in my subconscious. It’s a way of tapping into my own intuition to get answers where my own thoughts might get in the way. I’ve never used it for complex dowsing and would like to give it a shot to see how (and if) it really works first hand. I like to keep my pendulum on my altar to bless  when I need it and to keep it clean of any negative energy.

Any experiences you may have had or anything you may think I’ve missed, please leave a comment.

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Ha! I just saw the posting of the Tumblr and I’m not sure who posted it but I must say that I giggled like a little girl. You made my day. I love the ones that you made. Also, thanks for linking back to me. Much love!

http://teenwitchwendy.tumblr.com/

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So not sure if everyone out there has caught any of the outrage generated by the show GCB or “Good Christian Bitches” that airs on ABC. Many of the more conservative news outlets have called the show “demeaning toward Christianity”. You should know that I call it… a bit of nostalgia.

Growing up in a very tight-knit church environment and attending a christian school, I experienced some of this show first hand. The woman “villains” of the show with their Bible-based, insults and evil, quick wit brings back some bad memories but also brings back some strangely good ones. The lead woman, Amanda, returns to her home town after her cheating husband died in a fiery car crash to live with he mother and teenage kids. Now she Faces the girls whom she tormented in high school who are now the powerful mean girls and she the outcast. All in all a very interesting show full of fun little back stabbings and even some hilarious moments where their perfect Christan facades come crashing down in the public eye. Honestly, if this was written as a secular show with no bible verses or “Jesus saves” we would just be watching Desperate Housewives (with a little less murder). The Christan element of the show adds a flavor to the mix of the drama that I can sit back and laugh at.

I can see where conservatives may find this offensive. The Overly Christan characters are the “bad guys” of the show. Yet I see its something deeper. They use their religion as a weapon against the people they don’t like. Have you ever been told “I’m praying for you” but you know it was an underhanded spiteful comment filled with so much venom but to be polite all you can do is smile and thank them. It;s enough to make a person scream and I’m sort of glad to see it on TV. Some of the characters are both Christan and Texan stereotypes as well but I say its fun, its fresh and I like it.

Catch it on Hulu.com right now the first two episodes are up. The first episode wasn’t anything special. Though i had been interested to see it, I felt that much of it was forgetable.  Yet the 2nd episode, with Amanda now settled in, really brought out her character as a mother and reformed Queen bitch. On the strength on the 2nd episode alone, I thought i would post this little review

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She is that girl who you roll your eyes at in the Wiccan forums and chat rooms. She is the girl you see in the new age section of the book stores. She took movies like The Craft way too seriously. Sometimes Teen Witch Wendys evolve and understand the pagan faiths are more than a fashion statement and truly dedicate their lives to it’s study. Others will grow out of it as a passing phase. Teen Witch Wendy’s are not bad. Just annoying.

Note: this is NOT ALL TEENS. Not everyone who come to Wicca/paganism are like this and I don’t mean to offend. Just I think we all know who this is…. And maybe some of us were once just like her.

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