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January 22nd, 2011

Fortune Teller @ 12:29 am

 So I got it into my head that I wanted to make a Fortune Teller. My original thought of course was that I would make mine evil. I spent my weekend getting into the project, studying children's rhymes, origami, and forms of divination, and finding vintage images of devils and skulls. Much as I tried to make it severe it would not cooperate. I tried to brood, listened to 80's alternative music, but no, it just wasn't happening. Every which way my creative eye turned there was the sun shining gaily with a dopey look on his face. I tried to stick to the evil scheme, but my dreams were all about folding and unfolding paper, and my delicate psyche alas folded as well and that is when shit skidded towards pretty.
This goes a long way towards saying I am sorry for bringing more pastels into the world, but there you are. Since I couldn't figure out what to do with this, the Marilyn among my Munsters, I slapped the words 'The Mystic Dream' on it and posted it on the website. From there you can copy and print it if you like. 

www.themysticdream.com/res_fortune_teller.html
 
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From:epinoid
Date:January 22nd, 2011 12:52 pm (UTC)
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It is pretty cool and you didn't cross the fluffy barrier. When I read the post I thought you were referring to something like this or that.
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From:carnivalia
Date:January 22nd, 2011 06:36 pm (UTC)
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Just wait, I will make an animatronic fortune teller machine someday. I have diagrams. Thanks for the links, they are creepy and inspiring.
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From:garan_du
Date:January 22nd, 2011 04:08 pm (UTC)
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Kind of looks like a diabolical cootie catcher.
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From:carnivalia
Date:January 22nd, 2011 06:34 pm (UTC)
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'Cootie Catcher' is one of its regional names, along with 'Chatterbox' and others in different languages. Having done this I now have way too much mad knowledge about it. I coined the phrase 'Oracular Origami' because I thought it sounded awesomely pretentious. Thank you for saying it was diabolical, that meant a lot. ;)
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From:lobolance
Date:January 24th, 2011 05:15 pm (UTC)
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Yes, cootie catcher is the name I know. *Love* 'oracular origami,' that is priceless. I foresee an entire series. Certainly at least one will manage to be truly Evil. :-)
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From:merlinwon
Date:January 22nd, 2011 08:54 pm (UTC)
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Maybe that dropey sunshine was tryin' to tell you something. Maybe you're meant for a higher purpose of GOODNESS in this world?

Ya certainly LOOK good .. 2 Me!! :)

XOX
<3
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From:yezida
Date:January 22nd, 2011 09:11 pm (UTC)
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Nice!!
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From:anaar
Date:January 22nd, 2011 10:50 pm (UTC)
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Ugh! Yes, that's horribly pretty! BTW, thanks for such a wonderful gift!

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