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This is the freebie for the May [community profile] crowdfunding Creative Jam. It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] alexseanchai. It also fills the "supernatural" square in my 5-1-18 General card for the Pro Wrestling Bingo fest.  You can read more about acrostic poetry online.

-- an acrostic poem

In this world there are many things
Numinous and inexplicable,
Ephemeral and fascinating.
For all our science, still we seek
Fulminating mysteries beyond
All comprehension and explication.
Believe that anything is possible;
Learn that not everything can be explained;
Enjoy the awe of the supernatural in all its mystery.

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Date: 2018-05-19 09:22 pm (UTC)
alexseanchai: Ladybug, of Miraculous fame, with a rainbow Pride background (Default)
From: [personal profile] alexseanchai
Oh that's beautiful

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Date: 2018-05-19 09:25 pm (UTC)
technoshaman: (technopagan)
From: [personal profile] technoshaman
It occurs to me that Clarke's definition of magic is missing an element.

Not all magic is *technology*. Carefully leaving out a lot of details, recently a certain cat was frantic all night, refusing to eat, even though it was normal for its owner to be away weekends. Turns out the owner had in fact been in danger in a manner that needed human intervention - the human that was its weekend caretaker. Intervention happened, owner was un-endangered, caretaker puts owner on speakerphone, *owner* tells cat that they are okay... cat settles down, eats, and curls up in their usual favourite owner-is-absent spot.

Sometimes magic has four paws, a tail, ears and whiskers, and is pointy on five of its six ends.

Thanks Be to Bast.

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Date: 2018-05-20 04:56 am (UTC)
technoshaman: (pele)
From: [personal profile] technoshaman
Yes and... that particular cat, two years ago, had her owner go away to spend time with family on the other side of the continent. Since I had (and still have) no PTO, I stayed behind as kitty caretaker. I forget if it was me or the owner who told her how long they would be gone, but I know the cat was told... and since cats have a little trouble counting, it was made explicit: Paw day, paw day, paw day, paw day, ear day, ear day, tail day.

For six days the cat was kinda nonchalant, gradually warming to the idea that I was taking care of her for a bit.

They were coming back on the night-owl flight, so I came home and had supper before going to fetch them that last day. The other six days she'd be on the bed and like, hi, feed me when you get a chance, eh?

This day she was *at the door* when she heard me pull up, "where's my two foot? Where's my two foot?" Meow! Meow! I explained to her that I would feed her, feed me, and *then* go get them. She settled down, but was still noticeably not-chill... this was THE DAY!

That and cats (and dogs too, among others) seem to know when something isn't right with their owners without them saying so... certainly the fuzzy miscreant behind me knows when I need extra snuggles...

Cross that with the fact that cats have been worshipped as gods for thousands of years, *presumably* for some reason other than "a statue of that would look really cool on my altar"...

... I really wasn't too surprised to find out that kitteh could tell at a distance something was wrong. Now, if we can just teach them how to tell us *what's* wrong without us having to guess...

Come to think of it, I knew of a sheep once who *did* manage to tell his owner *where* was wrong... sadly, it wasn't in time to halt the condition permanently; both sheep and shepherd have since passed... but it did get them another few years together. His name was Alfie Purl, and here's the story... or at least the beginning of it. Alfie's facebook page and blog have been taken over by CHRISTOPHER!!! (his son, young and very excitable)... there's even a twitter account ("bleats not tweets!")

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Date: 2018-05-20 06:47 am (UTC)
thnidu: my familiar. "Beanie Baby" -type dragon, red with white wings (Default)
From: [personal profile] thnidu
Not Black Sheep, though.

There are dogs that can smell cancer.
Edited Date: 2018-05-20 06:49 am (UTC)

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Date: 2018-05-20 12:36 pm (UTC)
technoshaman: Tux (Default)
From: [personal profile] technoshaman
Ha ha, no, Cotswolds!

I knew that about dogs.


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