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Hey guys, GradualDIME here. It's been a while since I've reported from the Worlds front (or any of our other archival side projects, for that matter), but I was feeling very nostalgic today and it's been a while since I've seen a Worlds thread. I'm here to answer questions and just share a bunch of stuff I have collected. Feel free to join in on the discussion and see what it's all about.
What Worlds Is: An early virtual chat from the late 90's/early 00's. Although the site and official servers are up and running, nothing has been updated in a long while. A relatively small group of regulars still log on quite often. They are all fairly old, from 30 on up. Many of the user-created rooms are creepy or generally full of WTF. Even the official rooms (the ones found on the universe map) have a strangeness about them, however unintentional that may be. Perhaps the age of the client and its graphics create a sort of uncanny valley effect? Who knows.
What Worlds Isn't: A cult, viral advertising for anything, an ARG, etc. It's simply a very early model of virtual chat that has been online for a decade or so. The various worlds created by users are just very creepy. There is nothing paranormal about Worlds nor is there any kind of conspiracy. It's just creepy and fun to explore.
If you are totally lost, here is a link to my research collection from our first month of exploration: www.gradualdime.com/docs/Worlds_Research_Papers_GradualDIME.pdf
Stick around for a dump of screenshots.
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Don't make my mistake /x/. Also, this is probably a farewell.
As a 19to virgin all i wanted from this world was to find the perfect girlfriend and lose my virginity! Long story short: I tried everything but the direct approach. One night i found a thread on the Ars Goethia and it peaked my interest. I read online everything i could about it, and eventually obtained it (not the Crowley version, though I got that as well). While reading it (on my own) i was drawn to Asmoday or Asmodeus as he is sometimes called (mainly because i liked the name). He promises women, love and pleasure to those who evoke him (colloquially speaking), and punishes men who are unfaithful to their wives/women.
Some time later i met a guy who claimed to be a Thelemite (but in fact was a gimmick humper) he introduced me to a member who claimed he was an Adamanteus Theon (i still have no idea what it means). One night, while drinking at a gathering, i asked him to help me with Asmodeus' evocations. He got a little ticked off because he thought i was an edgy teen. After some persuasion, and several days later, he gave me some written and drawn evocations. At first i was hesitant, but eventually i performed it.
Like i expected, nothing happend... or so i thought.
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Hey, /x/, this is a follow up on the "Outsiders" thread from earlier.
I'm Bama, and my husband has finally agreed to come out into the cleared property across the road with me.
We are hoping to get the attention of these beings by taking part in some minor destruction, (cutting down a few saplings, building a few structures, etc.)
I'll be posting live from my phone throughout the night, keeping everyone updated and taking suggestions from anons.
We plan on actually heading out around 6PM central... but we did a bit of exploring already to get a bearing on the terrain.
Some of the items we'll be taking- a collapsible shovel, our dog, a flashlight, a sword cane, water, phones, and gas masks, (for anonymity). I also have a theory that the "emotional projection" ability these creatures seem to posses may be caused by some type of pheromone/chemical, so the gas mask may prove handy.
Anyways, before we head out, have some pictures of the area we're exploring, discuss the beings more, whatever.
(Hope you're still around, LazerLad.)
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Halloween paranormal link thread. If anyone has them all saved, post that shit up.
Dude could put rapiers through his chest - got X-rayed doing it, did it in front of scientists.
CIA experiments on US citizens - torture, sexual abuse, attempts at mind control.
Bunch of Russians who died in the mountains with weird injuries and ran around naked.
Some guy that was completely unidentified and had weird arabic poetry on his person.
A legitimate way to reprogram someone's color vision for an extended period of time.
Also, general informationals.
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Why is our existence so boring? Why does strict materialism seem like the only rational viewpoint? The internal workings of our universe as understood by men are absurdly complex and far beyond my comprehension and science is nowhere near any definite answers, but the bottom line is clear: I mean nothing. I am a complex pattern that somehow gained self-awareness, my time will come and I shall cease to exist. Nothing means anything. Everything is just a random assortment of information, and you are an insignificant portion of it with the sole purpose of appearing again.
I don't want the world to be like this. I don't want to be a cosmic mistake. I want mysticism and enigma. I want unanswered questions, secret knowledge and a meaningful life worth living, but no matter how hard I try, I can't convince myself to adopt another worldview without a voice in the back of my head whispering "You are lying to yourself. You are filling your head with meaningless information and wasting your time with pointless acts."
But in this post-"enlightenment" society, what is even left for me to discover, to enjoy and play with? Huxleian hedonism and cheap entertainment that seems to be satisfying enough for most of my fellow human beings never cut it for me. I find no satisfaction in being ahead of the pack and have no desire to reproduce. The goals my primitive self wants me to fulfill mean nothing to me.
I am a seeker with too many answers. I wish I was born before the triumph of the rational mind, when hope wasn't irrational and life was a riddle for humans, not computers.
If you are stronger than me, this world perhaps seems satisfying, but I am weak and can't accept the world as it is. I shall slowly opiate myself to death, because I'm too weak to finish it all at once.
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I want to sell my soul to the devil /x/.
Or a demon or something i don't know, look, im bored, im just bored with life, i mean its not like im doing bad, im pretty ok actually, but everyday is the same and i just don't have energy to do anything.
Im not really a believer in the paranormal, ive never seen a ghost and im an atheist, but an open minded one, the reason im atheist is because ive never seen evidence of god, if i saw or felt one i would be all over it.
So yeah, i dont care about the concequences, at least it would be interesting, and its halloween what other perfect time to do this, and maybe not sell maybe just summon something or just make something interesting happen with my life.
What do you say /x/? Any ideas?