Friday, December 23, 2005

Manifestations of Deity, or Fob #4

In the comments section on my last post, it was established that Melyngoch and I, editorgirl, are in fact deity. I would, however, like to clear up a few misconceptions.

Master Fob: It's unfortunate, but Melyngoch and editorgirl pose a threat to the universe when they are in the same place at the same time because they are both incarnations of the deity known as Fob #4. (Sorry, eg, it's not your fault you're number four--Melyngoch was the fourth to join, so blame her.) I suspect, though, that it's safe for them to occupy the same part of the blogosphere at the same time without causing any galactic implosions.

editorgirl: Melyngoch and I have, in fact, at different times, occupied the blogosphere, blue-beta, and the fobcave simultaneously. The universe is safe. . . as long as we're kept happy and, well, contained. We can also establish the fact that both beings known as Fob #2 have been in the same room (same hot tub, I believe) without dire consequences.

Master Fob: You are not deities, you are a deity. Two incarnations of the same deity, just like there are several incarnations of Avalokitesvara, Buddha, or Madonna.

editorgirl: Considering that we exist simultaneously, I would propose that Melyngoch and I are not, in fact, incarnations of Fob #4, but manifestations of Fob #4, similar to the division of Artemis and Selene in Greek mythology. She is Artemis on earth and Selene in the skies. Fob #4 actually manifests herself in two different beings which can be divided if and when necessary. E.g., one is a medievalist, one is a contemporary scholar. One is dark-headed, one is blonde. Etc.

Thirdmango: Two heads on one body perhaps? Ancient mythological demon, the evil foreboding Melyngirl.

editorgirl: As already mentioned, we do not occupy one body. Furthermore, we are neither evil, nor foreboding. At least not all the time.

Tolkien Boy: I have both imbibed caffeine and sworn casually around my brother, who has similar hangups. So far, the universe is still ordered.

editorgirl: I believe, TB, that the meeting of multiple manifestations of both Fob #4 and Fob #2 within the same week must cause you to retract your final statement. The universe is not in order; however, the Fob pantheon still stands.

12 comments:

Master Fob said...

As the one and only (so far) manifestation and/or incarnation of Fob #1, I hereby declare your clarification sound and accurate. You are right about both Fobs #2 being in the hottub together (we won't mention what they were doing in the hottub together), and I would also point out that both manifestations of Fob #3 have been known to coexist, as seen at Blog Party I. What I fear now is not that the universe will implode if you and Melyngoch occupy the same place at the same time, but that you two will merge into some kind of supergoddess and rule the universe with an iron semicolon.

Master Fob said...

P.S. If you are Artemis and she is Selene, where does Diana fit in?

P.P.S. We saw a statue of Artemis/Diana the other day at Caesar's Palace.

editorgirl said...

Diana was the Roman name for Artemis; however, you are correct that there were three manifestations of this goddess. The third was Hecate; her realm was the underworld.

And you're right about the semicolon idea. Two heads are better than one--right, Melyngoch?

Melyngoch said...

Die, comma splices, die! Semicolons have been my favorite punctuation mark since I was in fifth grade. And can you think of anyone you'd prefer to rule the universe as a supergoddess than editorgirl and I combined?

(I'm so glad we're getting the details of our apotheosis worked out; I'm feeling far less threatened by MF's new favorite poet.)

Master Fob said...

I suspect Melyngoch would be the underworld manifestation. Now all you need to do is find a heavenly manifestation and a Roman alter ego, then you can be the three-headed, multicultural supergoddess. And, now that I think of it, there is no other combination of people I'd rather have ruling the universe as a supergoddess.

Tolkien Boy said...

Um...what god am I again?

I need to know to understand if I should be focusing my energy on sex, revelry, or smiting.

editorgirl said...

Considering that there's only seven of us (four Fobs, two manifestations of three of them), we're going to have to multi-task. So TB, you'll have to get to work on sex, revelry, and smiting. Merry Christmas!

Master Fob said...

eg, you forget there are three manifestations of #2: Th., Jeph (whose real name I will not reveal), and Tolkien Boy. That makes a total of eight, but still your point holds. Let us all work on sex, revelry, and smiting.

Melyngoch said...

I want smiting!

(Blogger thinks that's sort of duuwkko.)

Th. said...

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Phew!

Th. said...

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ps: semicolon since second grade

Th. said...

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pps: we were philosophizing!

 

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