GoetSorceror - Monday, October 24th, 2011 - 3:06 PM
Howdy folks. I've been considering an idea over the past couple of days, and I think now'd be a good time to voice it.
Now that the League of /x/traordinary Gentleman is no more (or is it? I can't tell anymore), would it be a good idea to set up a cabal of some description to take its place? An organisation that explores, discusses, debates and researches various topics within the occult, especially more recent developments, and brings out new content for /x/ - a group where every member is up to something diabolical and interesting, where folk can collaborate on projects, and potentially improve /x/'s often-dreary occult scene.
What do you folks think? Would you be interested in joining (or simply following) a group like this? What issues do you perceive cropping up? What would you like to see this group do, and what would you decidedly /not/ like to see?
I noticed there's been talk of this in 4ch. /x/ in the past few days.
/x/ today still suffers from a lot of bad trolling and old copypasta.
I don't really know that a group would help to create new fiction, actually follow allegedly real leads on the paranormal, or anything, but I would be interested in reading organized info or seeing video reporting.
I would probably watch it, but after some experiences in the past, would be reluctant to join it.
No. 19820 - GoetSorceror - October 29th, 2011 - 6:18 AM
Fair play, I just wanted to gauge the overall interst in a revival of a league of some sort. Personally, I'd like one that was run a little tighter, more organised, with less unconstructive messing around - which isn't a criticism of the old league at all - and with less blatant homophobia and sexism - which is a criticism of the old league.
I think it would be a good thing, though I wouldn't have much to do with it. It would be good to have one that starts with structure. One of the big reasons the old league died was because nobody wanted to conform to a new system of organization, that and a few other things, like pure drama among members. Best of luck. Lets hope you can pull /x/ out of its rut.
A new league? I had heard rumors, guess it's true. I don't think, given past experiences, I'd exactly be welcome with open arms, but it'd be nice to talk about stuff every once in a while.
No. 19953 - GoetSorceror - December 10th, 2011 - 9:28 AM
Alrighty. It seems as though the consensus is that folk wouldn't be up for joining a "League Mark II" of sorts, but would be interested in following its activities and would appreciate new content being created. That's fair enough; I'm still considering the idea, but given folks' responses I think I'd be reluctant to start a project like this without two or three other folk who're pretty active posters and/or fairly keen and/or knowledgable in their respective fields. So, 'til we get some more activity and active posters, I guess we'll keep the idea on the backburner. Cheers folks!
No. 20157 - Blackblade - March 2nd, 2012 - 10:48 AM
interesting. i dont know much about this former group as i haven't been associated with this forum very long nor with /x/ directly. however i would would like to help (mostly out of boredom and pure interest in such topics). if you are going to research topics essentially, it would be better just to start right away rather than linger as it seems that will get you nowhere.
now, i can post quite often as i have the time to do so. i am quite knowledgeable about various things related to the paranormal but i wouldn't call myself and truly a expert per se. however i will mostly likely have information about any topic you can bring up
I'm wondering if Goet ever did attempt to get this off of the ground... the League still is kicking around... though the activity of it can be debated at times... Depends on the number of people around.
Keep and eye on 4chans /x/ and you might find a post for the league started by blackblade, from time to time.
No. 20669 - GoetIncubus - March 27th, 2013 - 9:54 AM
Naw, I never did. I've found it's becoming harder and harder to find folk who hit the sweet spot in that Venn Diagram of a) interested in the occult, b) not sexist, racist, queerphobic etc, c) not completely up their own arses trying to "teach" people their True Way, and d) doesn't instantly assume every report you find is paranormal - or even true - and then sets off to go hunt it like they're on Supernatural.
I've managed to wean myself off of 4ch*n's /x/ board, because it's like panning for gold in a river where it's pretty evident there's someone upstream who's got severe diarrhea. You'll uncover a fair few nuggets of gold, but only after squishing your way through handfuls of nuggets of raw fecal matter. And over time, your sieve gets successively more clogged with shit to the point that you can't even filter the shit away. There are even people downriver from you who didn't even come with sieves, and just open their mouths in the water to suck in as much shit as possible with the hopes that they'll catch a nugget between their teeth, but more likely they'll just end up swallowing it and shitting it back out, making it untenable for the folk who might have actually found it useful. And then everyone starts flinging the shit around at each other, trading each other handfuls and trying to convince each other that there's chunks of gold inside, if only you squeeze it hard enough.
That was a fucking ghastly extended metaphor. I am so, so sorry.
What would be awesome is if we could make a coalition of people into the occult who are already doing their own thing - magick, UFOs, Goetia, psi phenomena, what-have-you - and bring them together under a common banner to do Cool Stuff as a group. I've been lackadaisical with my own practices recently, and it'd be great to basically have a study group about so we can all share stuff like new developments in magic, what the latest occult groups are up to, our own personal insights into certain magical systems, critically looking at how magic is practised, sigil-bombing and all that stuff.
Yea, I get you Goet. There are still some of us on Rizon... #helldive for the time being if you ever wanted to stop in and talk.
Though I haven't been keeping up my own practices much either as of late... finding the time while attempting to keep up with other real life things is sometimes difficult.
That's not to say that we don't have our own little nuggets of shit floating about, but, eh I think with anything /x/ you get a little of a and a little of b at the best of times. People tend to over embellish things at the best of times, and at the worst? Well you get my point.
Though I am not sure what the 'current occult groups' are up to... I haven't been looking into other groups as of late.
Sucks but it's the only place I know that's active = (
What's this Rizon business? Another forum?
Hard to get my paranormal fix these days....most people just don't seem interested in it anymore.