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Author Topic: "Pagan" pet peeves  (Read 27140 times)

Varian

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Re: "Pagan" pet peeves
« Reply #270 on: November 03, 2013, 07:23:18 pm »
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Oh, yeah, that's annoying as hell. It really makes me want to not talk to people when they feel the need to greet me in the language of their religion, knowing I don't speak it, just to show off. It's obnoxious. NOT YOUR TRAD, ASSHOLE!

I don't use "em hotep" (in peace) very often for this reason.  As a greeting, sure.  On every single post I make on a Kemetic forum?  No.

If I see it starting every post my brain just skips over it and it starts to lose meaning, but that's just me.
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Re: "Pagan" pet peeves
« Reply #271 on: November 03, 2013, 08:06:50 pm »
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What are yours?

 
My pet peeve...those members of the Pagan community who like to play the teacher but really want nothing more than to be worshiped by their followers and have their egos stroked. They give off a slimy vibe and always try to sound like the wisest witch/wizard/you-name-it ever born.



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« Reply #272 on: November 04, 2013, 07:10:31 am »
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One thing that I've seen more than I care to see, and it being one of my particular peeves, is this "defanging" of Fae/fair-folk in a lot of these "faery" paths. I'm sorry but last time I checked Fae were a wide and diverse groupings of beings, with their own powers and natures, who often are depicted as harbored greats amounts of malice for slights against them (that's including imagined slights), an amoral sense of what is proper and what isn't, and being very territorial. These aren't shiny, glittering beings of rainbow farts, these are beings that would steal your children if you pissed them off. I give them due respect and a wide berth for a very well argued, well evidenced reason, thus it floors me when I hear someone going on and on about the fae are their super special friends or some other sugary description.


I'm sure others have already commented on how "right on" this post is but I just want to step in and give "Yes. Thank you. Can we put this on post cards or something and mail them out?" because, based on my own experiences, some of the fae are assholes. No mincing words about it and whatever is currently inhabiting my house? Let's just say we have an agreement. As in, I keep them happy and they stop hiding/moving/playing with our shit and randomly turning our electricity off for perceived slights.

On the other hand, maybe there ARE some super special Doreen Virtuesque fairies and they just don't come to visit me. Maybe they're like "Fuck that Nicole ho'. She talks smack about us on The Cauldron like we AREN'T going to find out. We're hip! We have the WI-FI!" But between my house and some of the rather unwelcome vibes I've felt in certain outdoorsy places?

I'm thinking they're rather rare or a lot more selective about where they go than some are letting on.
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« Reply #273 on: November 04, 2013, 03:54:29 pm »
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I'm sure others have already commented on how "right on" this post is but I just want to step in and give "Yes. Thank you. Can we put this on post cards or something and mail them out?" because, based on my own experiences, some of the fae are assholes. No mincing words about it and whatever is currently inhabiting my house? Let's just say we have an agreement. As in, I keep them happy and they stop hiding/moving/playing with our shit and randomly turning our electricity off for perceived slights.

On the other hand, maybe there ARE some super special Doreen Virtuesque fairies and they just don't come to visit me. Maybe they're like "Fuck that Nicole ho'. She talks smack about us on The Cauldron like we AREN'T going to find out. We're hip! We have the WI-FI!" But between my house and some of the rather unwelcome vibes I've felt in certain outdoorsy places?

I'm thinking they're rather rare or a lot more selective about where they go than some are letting on.

I remember years ago picking up some random book that claimed to be a guide to working with the Fae. I only picked it up out of alarm and curiosity. Naturally the first bit I read was all about how misunderstood and super cool and friendly the Fae 'really' are. I dropped it like it was hot and WTF'd my way out the door. Don't these fucking people READ. The nature of the Far has Never been a secret...

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Re: "Pagan" pet peeves
« Reply #274 on: November 04, 2013, 07:55:32 pm »
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I'm sure others have already commented on how "right on" this post is but I just want to step in and give "Yes. Thank you. Can we put this on post cards or something and mail them out?" because, based on my own experiences, some of the fae are assholes. No mincing words about it and whatever is currently inhabiting my house? Let's just say we have an agreement. As in, I keep them happy and they stop hiding/moving/playing with our shit and randomly turning our electricity off for perceived slights.

On the other hand, maybe there ARE some super special Doreen Virtuesque fairies and they just don't come to visit me. Maybe they're like "Fuck that Nicole ho'. She talks smack about us on The Cauldron like we AREN'T going to find out. We're hip! We have the WI-FI!" But between my house and some of the rather unwelcome vibes I've felt in certain outdoorsy places?

I'm thinking they're rather rare or a lot more selective about where they go than some are letting on.

 
Y'know with all the pornography and cat memes floating on the internet, I'd be absolutely floored if the Fae-folk WEREN'T on the internet. Which would explain a few other things I've ran into on the greats electronic web.
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« Reply #275 on: November 04, 2013, 09:40:58 pm »
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One thing that I've seen more than I care to see, and it being one of my particular peeves, is this "defanging" of Fae/fair-folk in a lot of these "faery" paths. I'm sorry but last time I checked Fae were a wide and diverse groupings of beings, with their own powers and natures, who often are depicted as harbored greats amounts of malice for slights against them (that's including imagined slights), an amoral sense of what is proper and what isn't, and being very territorial. These aren't shiny, glittering beings of rainbow farts, these are beings that would steal your children if you pissed them off. I give them due respect and a wide berth for a very well argued, well evidenced reason, thus it floors me when I hear someone going on and on about the fae are their super special friends or some other sugary description.

 
Almost 20 and a half years ago, when my first born was 6 weeks old, rob and I thought he should be in his own room.   We tucked him into his little bassinet that he would outgrow within 2 more weeks and went to bed.  I woke up suddenly from a dream where I was looking at him in his bassinet and a fairy, a pixie, and a brownie were telling me what a  beautiful child I had. Terrified, I immediately fetched him to our bed, and interpreted the dream as meaning I wasn't ready for him to be out of our room.  Every so often, I wonder if they didn't get him after all.
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Re: "Pagan" pet peeves
« Reply #276 on: November 07, 2013, 06:34:21 pm »
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I remember years ago picking up some random book that claimed to be a guide to working with the Fae. I only picked it up out of alarm and curiosity. Naturally the first bit I read was all about how misunderstood and super cool and friendly the Fae 'really' are. I dropped it like it was hot and WTF'd my way out the door. Don't these fucking people READ. The nature of the Far has Never been a secret...

 
I've wondered where people get that idea. I mean, all the fairy tales (pardon me, but that's the only term I can come up with for these stories) I've ever read, I never got the "we're all sweet-as-sugar, lovey-dovey" impression of the Fair Folk. Everything I remember reading talked about how a mortal had to be careful, and respectful of the Fae; they were always described as capricious in temperament--one instant being quite nice, and the next instant vicious and cruel over a perceived insult. "Sly and cunning" were almost always used in descriptions.

Maybe the fluffy bunnies never read the stuff we've read....
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« Reply #277 on: November 07, 2013, 07:33:46 pm »
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Y'know with all the pornography and cat memes floating on the internet, I'd be absolutely floored if the Fae-folk WEREN'T on the internet. Which would explain a few other things I've ran into on the greats electronic web.

 
I'm pretty sure they have a preference for Tumblr. :D:

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« Reply #278 on: November 07, 2013, 08:36:11 pm »
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I'm pretty sure they have a preference for Tumblr. :D:

 
...ugh, tumblr. That's where I see an overwhelming majority of the rather odd beliefs involving fae being circulated. Some of the most white-washed, lovey descriptors of fae I've ever seen and just stared in disbelief at came from Tumblr. *along with all these posts on mushrooms on the offending persons account....which makes me wonder just how many shrooms people are frying their brains on and where I can pick up a crate of the stuff. Would make my job as a customer service rep interesting :whis: *
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