Let’s see if I can answer this by just talking it out on my own. Sometimes doing this kind of thing really helps me gain an understanding of the whole picture. I’ve had plenty of realizations while writing a post for this blog.
So, why would someone try to manipulate others if there was a good chance they could figure out that it was happening? There was some information recommended to me by its author a couple of weeks ago, so I decided to go for it, even though what he had already sent me was just not something that turned me on. All of a sudden, page 4: BAM! A sigil! Wtf? You already know that’s an area of expertise most Chaotes have, even if they don’t tend to do their practice with them. Hell, many people outside the practice of chaos know plenty about sigils. Some disciplines even use other styles and methods of using them. So why then would someone who already knows that this information is part of my training try to slap me with one across the face? It’s not like it was part of a writing or explanation of something. It was just sitting there on a page all by itself, waiting to slap whomever happened to come along and flip to page 4.
I don’t know how any of you would feel about this kind of thing, but it really pissed me off. I considered it to be a shitty form of manipulation and an insult to my intelligence that I wouldn’t know what in the hell it was. The makeup of it tells me it’s some sort of Magic Square sigil combined with some of the more modern sigil techniques.
Really? Am I that stupid?
The good news is that through a little bit of internet sleuthing, I know everything about the guy except for the length of his arms. I guess the question is: What am I going to do about it? As I try to answer the question I posted above, the only thing I can think of is he’s either SUPER egotistical in his perceptions about his manipulative efficacy, or he’s an idiot that thinks we’re all idiots too. That’s it. That’s all I can really come up with.
Do I beat down the wannabe bully, or do I leave the fool to his own parade. If he was 15 I could kind of justify his actions, but this guy is a grown man. I think I’m going to try to dismantle his sigil a bit more and see what the gist of his intentions were with it. If I can get that figured out then I can make my final decision. If it’s along the lines of “make people read my poorly written manifesto” I’ll let it slide, if it’s a personal attack I’ll have some fun with him. I have friends all over his area in the UK that would have fun with a little red magic. You know, the kind that doesn’t actually do anything but scare the shit out of them. Then they get paranoid. Hahahahaha.
I love Chaos.