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All Politics Is Star Trek v. Star Wars

Beneath most political arguments today lies one singular debate. I believe almost (almost!) any issue can be comfortably viewed through this paradigm: that 21st century politics, at a very fundamental level, is about whether the future will look more like… 3,018 more words


What Aristophanes can tell us about Micronationalism

To more practical people, the study of history or of classical literature appears to have little import. Interest in the study of the sociocultural and political systems of other peoples seems to be waning in comparison with the more “practical” sciences, though this is certainly not the case in our humble micronation. 602 more words


Autumn Equinox 2015: For the Cultural Economy

Ave, Sandum Citizens!

The changing of the seasons that this equinox abruptly depicts reflects, in metaphorical ways, the changing political emphasis of Sandus. Prior to this season, establishing the basic economy in Sandus was the primary concern; however, in preparation for the 2015 Economic Goal’s completion, this concern is molting some levels as the trees are to molt leaves. 1,098 more words


London, British Library, Harley MS 941

A miscellany containing texts relating to history, astrology, magic, astronomy, geography, rhetoric, and medicine.

Date: s.xvex

Scribes: “Johannes plenus amoris” (colophon, fol. 21r)

Medieval owners: Johannes Edwards? 85 more words


The Crying Optimist

Earlier today, I noticed that someone had smeared water on the bathroom mirror. In the shape of a smiley face.

The one aspect of the smiley face that didn’t fit was that the smiley face was crying. 292 more words


Oxford, Bodleian Library, Digby MS 228

Largely astrological, but shows some interest in image magic.

Date: s. xiv-xv


Medieval owners:

Original location or linguistic profile:

Magic Category: image magic

secrets… 38 more words