indirect-communication

Tumblr’s Birth Chart

 Tumblr was created on February 19th, 2007. 

Here are some of the placements I found to be interesting and particularly telling about this website.

Sun in Pisces: well meaning, spiritual, kind, but prone to superficiality and dissociation from reality.

Sun Conjunct Mercury: strong opinions, independent thought, but easily wounded if not heard. Very witty and entertaining.

Moon in Pisces: out of touch with reality, gullible, poor self-awareness. Expression through art or music.

Moon Square Pluto: fearful of change, yet attracts it. Intensely passionate emotions and feelings. 

Retrograde Mercury in Pisces: Flexible, indirect communication style; often changes opinions, views, or interests. Overactive imagination.

Mars in Capricorn: controlled expression of anger, goal-oriented, ambitious, unrelenting. 

Jupiter Square Uranus: too independent, lacks diplomacy. Enjoys arguments, proposes extremist views simply for shock value. Internal turmoil.

Retrograde Saturn in Leo: enjoys authority, but abuses power.


With all those sudden well written gay couples, in healthy realtionships happening this year (Yuri on Ice, Eyewitness), but also couples like Connor and Oliver in HGAWM, or Ian and Trevor in Shameless, I really feel like “WTF is happening”.

When did writers begun to write such beautiful couples (I even include heterosexual couples for HGAWM). If you think about Connor and Oliver, and Lukas and Philip, they are both so sweeeeeet couples, with a lot of tenderness, and so much hotness, all of this like I’ve never seen before in usual TV shows. 

They’re all so tender and sexy. And the thing that impresses me the most is how those relationships are not pushed (and this includes Yuri on Ice). The development of their romances is not made of aggressive of explicit declarations, but full of little gestures of affection, small talks, and indirect messages to communicate their feelings. 

When did writers became so subtles yet intense. It’s really good quality scenarios, especially considering it’s TV shows. 

This is so good and thanks writers and producers, because the last years had been horrible to everyone, and it sounds stupid, but finding such warm, gentle, intense, hot, tender, representation of love and affection really warms me up. 

Of course this wouldn’t be possible without the stunning contribution of the actors. Where did they found them? Their looks only tells it all, nothing more needed : 

I’ve stopped watching TV and medias recently because I was fed up with all the useless and meaningless violence in politics’s mouths, TV shows based on real criminal cases on which girls are raped and people being stabbed, and Tv reality which purpose is to humiliate and sometimes even bully participants. All of this is unnecessary but adds to the suffocating ambiance. Finally it makes people think violence is a standard, not only on TV but in our relationships also. 

Shows like Eyewitness or Yuri on Ice won’t fiw the problem, but it eases the pain, and the fact YOI became viral for example, it just prouves how much people need that. PLus it shows the public is not dumb and is totally able to understand subtle message and reserved affection. This is so sweet.

Sorry for being overwhelmed and corny, but this is so necessary, please producers don’t stop what you’re doing.

  • Sombra: This is so cool, I've never been part of a girl group like this. If peeing together is fun, I can't wait for the next activities.
  • Widowmaker: I have also never had a girl group, and that's because studies show that women tend to be indirect communicators and I'm too direct.
  • Sombra: Ah.
  • Widowmaker: Speaking of which, here's a mint, because your breath doesn't exactly smell amazing.
Have You Been Seeing Repeating Numbers? What Do They Mean?

Do you have a tendency of seeing repeating numbers? It could be on a clock, on the radio or even street signs and addresses. If it happens a lot to you then it could mean that a non physical entity is speaking to you. Being a member of this third dimension, means I can only guess at who or what is trying to communicate with you. It could be a demon, angel, spirit, ghost or deity. As the different potential entities operate above or below our plane of existence, they are forced to communicate through indirect means.

Spiritual specialists have surmised the meanings behind these repetitions. Like other forms of divination, this interpretation is going to be very personal. While these guidelines will provide the general map, it will be up to you to highlight what it means to you and your life.

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Did you know: applying a literalist hermeneutic to a collection of Bronze Age mythology is a stupid fucking idea?

Saying that authors of the Bible meant for it to be taken 100% literally is basically saying that ancient Hebrews didn’t understand metaphors. I mean, you do realize that Jewish/Christian theology is built entirely around the idea of indirect communication?

This feature certainly isn’t unique to the Abrahamic tradition (see: Socrates, Zen koans, etc.), but the collection of Hebrew mythology we call the Bible is a great example of using parables, proverbs, poetry and so on to communicate deeper truths.

The sad thing is that many otherwise intelligent people often fall for the literalist interpretation. They get dragged into arguments with fundamentalists about the historicity and scientific accuracy of various Biblical stories, as if it really matters whether Jonah was swallowed by a whale or a “great fish.”

The Bible itself seems to actively resist such facile interpretations. What exactly is the simple explanation for the multiple, contradictory creation accounts in Genesis? Or the oneiric nature of the prophecies in Daniel, Ezekiel, and Revelation? Or the fact that there’s an entire book in the Bible (Song of Songs) that’s just one long poem about fucking?

The fact is that the Bible is a collection of ancient Middle Eastern stories, compiled over the course of thousands of years in order to communicate a number of moral and ethical lessons. Treating it like a science or history textbook misses the point entirely.  Regardless of your personal beliefs, if you want to understand the Bible (whether as a religious text, a piece of literature, a cultural artifact, or whatever), you have to accept the text on its own terms. Otherwise, it’s like analyzing “A Modest Proposal” as a cookbook.

Reasons Not to Try to Communicate Indirectly Through Tumblr Posts

1. The person you’re aiming to communicate with is most likely not going to see a particular post you hope they’ll see.

2. If they do see it, they are most likely not going to realize it’s about them.

3. If they do wonder if it’s about them, they are most likely not going to understand what it is you’re trying to say.

4. If they do have an inkling of what you might be trying to say, they may well be hurt or frustrated that you wouldn’t be considerate enough to just say whatever it is you have to say to them directly.

All of the above are also reasons for never ever bothering to wonder if someone’s post is an attempt to communicate something indirectly, lol.

Have you ever said something to a woman to indirectly indicate that you were not involved with or interested in a particular man?

This could be for any reason: to reassure her that you weren’t dating a loser, to let her know that he was still interested in her/hadn’t replaced her with you, to subtly indicate you were a lesbian and/or might actually be interested in her?

Bonus points if what you said was completely and totally derpy.

when someone reads/scrolls through my blog and likes some of the posts, we are having a conversation. you are seeing (reading) and interacting (liking) with me. and i am seeing (looking at what you like) and interacting (by writing in the first place) with you.

indirect connections are really underrated. but they are everything to me.

One could very well weep when one reflects on the state of Christianity in Christendom with regard to what is used in sermon presentation again and again and with the greatest self-importance, as if one were saying something really striking and convincing. They say that Christ himself has directly said that he was God, the only begotten Son of the Father. They reject with horror any concealment as unworthy of Christ, as vanity and conceit in connection with so earnest a matter, the most earnest of all matters, the salvation of mankind. They maintain that christ has given us a direct answer to a direct question. Alas, such pastors do not know at all whereof they speak; it is as if it were hidden from their eyes that they are abolishing Christianity. He who was an offense to the Jews, foolishness to the Greeks, the mystery by whom everything was revealed, but in the mystery–him they humanly make over into a kind of earnest public figure, almost as earnest as the pastor. If one will only take the trouble to say to such a person with a direct and cozy joviality, ‘Tell me now in all earnestness,’ then without any fear and trembling before the Deity, without the death throes that are the birth pangs of faith, without the shudder that is the beginning of worship, without the horror of the possibility of offense, one immediately and directly comes to know what cannot be known directly.
—  Anti-Climacus, Practice in Christianity No. II: The Categories of Offense
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Arthouse Voltaire - “Indirect Communication”

It is what it is…. a Goth guy in the early nineties (that’s me!) met up with some Techno producers in Germany and this, for better or worse, was the result. In the end, I just didn’t like the genre enough to work as hard as I was working to make it seem dark and cool. We all amicably went our separate ways. While I don’t like techno in general, their production work was really, truly wonderful!

I figured this might be something you’d be interested in.

Ah goodness, I never even know about this! How different from everything else we hear from him. Thanks a lot, speilbilde!

to the people who like our posts and the people whose posts we like, to the people who reblog us and who we reblog, to the ones who mutter in the tags, the ones who reply and we reply to, those that post things that make us smile or relax or angry (in the good way) even when we don’t click, the kind messengers and thoughtful responders and curious questioners, to the people we follow and who follow us, to all those making little comments and dropping your paper boats in the tumblr river,

we see you. we are grateful.