Now any time someone has the balls to refer to the rest of the world as "barbarians" … well – it’s enough to get Mildthing going alone. There’s always to me – been a certain level of arrogance represented in the presentation of eastern philosophy over the years. We seem to see anyone of the eastern paranormic and philosophical circles as being these pure, calm, cleansed spiritually perfect beings – when in fact that’s the very opposite of what they truly are. Being in balance does not mean the abscence of something it means the balance of things.
And therein lies much of the underlying story of Trashday. The balance of our demons – and in some ways, the celebration and acceptance of our evils – and also of our weaker sides.
I needed to tie MT to the spirit of a Woman in the story because it was the only way to show that the demons in him – are in many ways nothing compared to those in her. That his weaknesses – were the compliment to hers – and that together – they are a whole. By the same token – seperate – they are also a whole. Merely two wholes seperate from what they are when they are together.
I guess for some this concept needed refinements so I’m going back to the drawing board and hammering out that again and again. It’s becoming almost a penance for just letting the story flow out the first time without controlling it. But I think it’ll be worth it.
I’ve been researching concepts which tie to those in the stories – and surprisingly – either through some kind of Jungian Synchronicity or Apophenic reasons – found them over and over. Here’s another sample of actual writings and prophecies I’ve found…
Russian traveller Ferdinand Ossendowski said he noticed there were times in his Mongolian travels when men and beasts paused, silent and immobile, as though listening. The herds of horses, the sheep and cattle, stood fixed to attention or crouched close to the ground. The birds did not fly, and marmots did not run and the dogs did not bark. “Earth and sky ceased breathing. The wind did not blow and the sun did not move…. All living beings in fear were involuntarily thrown into prayer and waiting for their fate.”
“Thus it has always been,” explained an old Mongol shepherd and hunter, “whenever the King of the World in his subterranean palace prays and searches out the destiny of all peoples on the earth.” For in Agharta, he said, “live the invisible rulers of all pious people, the King of the World or Brahatma, who can speak with God as I speak with you, and his two assistants: Mahatma, knowing the purposes of future events, and Mahinga, ruling the causes of those events. He knows all the forces of the world and reads all the souls of mankind and the great book of their destiny.”
Okay … so it’s not a perfect match – but more research should reveal more detailed information – and I’m guessing that parallels will – due to the nature of this particular apophenicism – (love that word btw) – bring it all into focus. And if it doesn’t I’ll just do a re-write until it does. The fact is – the stories MUST have a basis on myths and reality or they’d really have no purpose to me. A huge part of the Mildthing mythos is that these things DO happen to some people – and MT just happens to be "some people".
There’s an old staple of causality which is to say that once something impossible happens – and you know it can happen – the odds of it happening increase with each occurance. It’s sometimes refered to as the Strong Law of Big Numbers… or Strong Law of Big Coincidences, which I’ve always thought made it sound like a childrens book when in fact it’s just math. Well – MT is all about living in the big numbers.
Anyway … that’s the news for this week … havin hell and having fun…