the_choir: (Default)
Everyone is very pleased with the results to this one :).

...and then there's the undeniable irony in this, which ads to the fun )


Apr. 10th, 2006 10:29 pm
the_choir: (Default)
Ennagram test, snagged from Cas )

We were all pretty amazed by how accurate this two-question test was. Especially Ash. Malak's first answer wasn't quite right (he came out a seven), so he browsed the "not completely happy" options and re-took it.

Side note by Fireez: notice how often Ash's and Soraya's answers come out as the same in these? I guess they've got more in common than either one wants to admit.

Ice Age 2

Apr. 10th, 2006 06:09 pm
the_choir: (Soraya huh?)
Yes, I'm posting twice in just as many weeks. Try not to faint *snerk*.

My dark little secret )


Apr. 7th, 2006 04:36 pm
the_choir: (Ash to battle)
We just got home from the gym. Yes, the gym. And we signed up for membership there, so we will be going more often. Finally, this body will get in some shape. So much for "I'm never ever going to do that", haha!
the_choir: (Malak Fallen Angel)
One word meme )

Silly meme

Apr. 2nd, 2006 11:27 pm
the_choir: (Ash and Draco)
Ash and me wanted to kill some time by surfing the murky depths of the 'net and decided that it would be amusing to do some quizzes. Actually, we were searching for some kind of "Which character from "Rome" are you?" test, but well, there aren't any around. So we stumbled upon this:

The Who in ancient Rome are you test - beware of rofl )
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Happy birthday, Draco!

the_choir: (Fireez)
Tweaked the info on the voices a bit, especially the parts about Draco's and Malak's origins, because they are rather... muddled and complicated. But I tried my best to make it understandable *sweatdrop*. These guys are just too complicated. Also removed the links to the userpics, because, well, some of the boys now have just too many *gives Malak a sideways look*.
the_choir: (Default)
The topic of egregores, tulpas, thoughtforms and whatever you may call them has come up repeatedly on both our and our host's f-list.

For those who don't know what those words mean, a quick and dirty explanation (though you should still look it up): they mean that, through investing thought, belief and energy into a concept/idea, this concept/idea becomes alive in the sense that it exists independently of those who created it and enters into a kind of symbiotic realationship - the creator(s) influence the egregore, and the egregore influences its creator(s).

Now, this concept can easily be applied to sb's. By thinking up or thinking about a character, the person doing the thinking breathes life into the idea of said character, thus causing it to become alive and independent of him/her.

There are some obviously touchy points in this theory, and we've pondered over them quite a bit. The first one obviously being "if we were created by our host in the sense that we wouldn't exist without her, does this mean that we are her puppets? Or that she is some kind of god?". To tell you the truth, Fireez was quite flattered by the second assumption, but that didn't keep her from falling over laughing. We shall give you the response she gave us: "I wouldn't exist without my parents. But have you ever heard somebody going round claiming that I was just a puppet of them, or that they were gods? That's just plain ridiculous. You are your own people, regardless of your origins."

Well, she didn't laugh any more when we came to discussing the second touchy point, which is that of our memories. If we were thought up by somebody else, are our memories even real? Did they ever happen? And what about the bad memories? Everyone in here has some things in his or her past that weren't all bunnies and flowers, some more, some less. And for those who are insourced (which is, everyone except Ash and Dannyl), Fireez is the one who thought that stuff up, and is therefore responsible for our suffering. Which doesn't sit all that easy with her - understandable, because, well, would you want to be responsible for the suffering of your friends? Probably not. We'll just let Draco speak for all of us on this, because he's not only the one person with the most shit to deal with, but also because he put it best:

"Did the thought that she might be responsible for all the shit I've been through make me angry? Yes. Would I have liked her to give me a less traumatic past? Well, my first answer was an angry "YES!", but then I thought about it for a while. Without my past, I wouldn't be who I am now. Sure, I would be more functional in some respects, but then again, some other parts of me would also go missing. My past gave me a great deal of anger, fear and scars, but it also gave me determination, compassion and strength. Without it, I wouldn't be the person I am now, and most of the time, I'm proud of who I am. So if this theory about egregores is right - and I believe it is - yes, she is partially responsible for what happened to me, but I'm not angry at her because of it. And no, I don't believe that it invalidates my past, because, well, who of us, even if they're physically real, can honestly claim that they're truly the masters of their own fate? We're all influenced by the world and the people around us, and I'm no exception."

And if anyone is wondering about the phrase "partially responsible", well, it's happened more than once that Fireez has asked one of us about certain events in our pasts, because she honestly didn't know about them. Remember, the communication between creator and creation isn't one-way, but flows both ways.
As for the question of "are our memories real, even if they didn't happen in some physical reality", well, let us just say that if you're thinking along the lines of nope, if it didn't happen in some kind of physical reality then it's not real... well, take a deep breath and think again about who it is you are reading here. We are the voices in somebody's head. Conventional concepts of reality do not apply.
the_choir: (Draco smiling)
Ballad of Serenity )

My favourite song atm. You can download it here. Go ahead, it's perfectly legal.
the_choir: (Default)
What is your username?

[ profile] lion_azure

Write a little paragraph about your username, why you chose it, what it means to you, etc.

Well, back when this was still exclusively Ash's journal, she chose it mainly because it was the first thing that came to mind. You see, her mercinary company was called the Lion Azure, and she's got some very fond memories of that. When we switched it over to being a system journal, we actually thought a bit about maybe buying a rename token. The reason we didn't do it after all was, well, the name is kind of fitting for us. We're a band of people thrown together by the grand forces of fate, need and chance, and now we've got to stick together and make the best of it, just like Ash's old company had to. And just like them, we might not always get along, but if push comes to shove, we'll stand united against any enemy that threatens one of our own.

What would you change your name to, if you were changing it?


Why that?

It's latin for "to talk to oneself" *g*. There actually was a journal by that name, once, on which Soraya and Kathy posted from time to time, but our host deleted it a while back.

What is your favorite username?

Yours! No, really! :)

Not tagging anyone, just go ahead if you feel like it.
the_choir: (Malak wizard)
New userpics! I got myself some Howl pics (he's almost as pretty as me, hehe), and the others got some new shinies, too. Go have a look! Dannyl's still icon-less, but we'll solve that problem, too, soon.


Mar. 17th, 2006 09:15 pm
the_choir: (Fireez)
We now have 34 slots for userpics, yay! Which means that not only can everyone have more pics, but also that I can have a pic for those entries that are made by me alone (the orou is more of a house symbol), and Dannyl can get some pics without any of the others having to clear one of their slots.

I think I'll go on a hunt for nice pics now...


Mar. 7th, 2006 01:44 am
the_choir: (Fireez)
As Draco hinted in his last post, we might be gaining another bond. But I'm not entirely sure.

One problem is, even with my insourced voices, I don't know how or why they become a bond, as opposed to remaining a story/rp character. I don't know what makes me so sure of Soraya being a bond and Sarah not being a bond, despite the fact that Soraya doesn't hang around all that much more than Sarah. The only thing I know is that, somehow, I know. Something tells me that X is a bond while Y isn't. Should be simple, shouldn't it? But it isn't. Because knowing doesn't always come that easily. I tend to doubt myself a lot.

Especially if the might-be-voice is outsourced. Apart from Ash, I've never had any outsourced voices that I'm sure of. Ash made it easy for me, she made herself known without any space for doubts. This new presence, hm, I'm not sure of. He might be a bond, but he might as well be, well, sort of residue energy from some of the others - he has a few things in common with some of the choir -, or wishful thinking.
But one thing that has had me thinking since midday is that the moment I encountered him in the book, I knew something about him that I shouldn't have known, a fact that is only revealed later on in the series. I only discovered it to be true because I was snoping around on a lj comm (damn my curiosity for leading me to spoilers).

*ponders* The mind works in mysterious and murky ways...
the_choir: (Default)
This rather fishy *g* topic was inspired by a conversation with Kevin (and Rebby and Jacques).

So here it is, the fish-slapping meme!
1. If you could walk up to any person, living or dead, fictional or real, and slap them in the face with a large trout, who would it be?
2. If someone walked up to you and slapped you with a fish, how would you react?

And here are the Choir's answers! )
the_choir: (Ash WTF)
I am going to take an axe to this fucking machine, I swear!

We installed Trillian, because we thought it would be easier to manage the various IM accounts with that one. Now this fucking thing keeps telling me it can't connect to my AIM because I've put in the wrong password. Well, I haven't! It's the right password, I even c&p'ed it.

*growls* For someone who used to be able to talk to machines, this is all very frustrating.


Feb. 13th, 2006 08:32 pm
the_choir: (Draco smiling)
Chibi Draco

Never leave camp without your coffee mug!
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