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For someone who believes that tarot cards are a source of random input to provoke thought, I seem to get a lot of uncannily incisive readings.

I enjoyed doing a reading with the Homestuck tarot! That's what I enjoy and value about stories anyway, their ability to connect me with an idea or experience or a piece of my own potential in a relatable, specific way. If I can't imagine doing something then it scares me, but if I can think of a story about someone doing it then it seems possible. It's enjoyable to see someone else doing this so well. And it's valuable to have help in taking the sprawling, multilayered Homestuck canon and tagging parts of it that I can use as inspiration (or warning) in different situations.

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topazirradiated
Feb. 22nd, 2014 05:26 pm (UTC)
me too! But I have a tendency to make a lot of emotional connections to all the various cards so probably any random input would seem uncannily incisive. To me, it's like a larger version of that "flip a coin to find out how you really feel about an either-or decision you're trying to make" trick.

My favorite tarot is the intuitive deck - pretty paintings that didn't already have a lot of rider-waite or other associations attached. My second favorite is the vertigo tarot, specifically because it has a lot of other associations attached.
inhumandecency
Feb. 23rd, 2014 06:33 am (UTC)
Oh, the Vertigo tarot! I wish I still had mine -- at least, the parts of it that I didn't tear up or give to fellow cast members, for reasons that were perfectly valid in high school.

I agree with what you're saying, but it still surprises me. I didn't think I was imaginative enough to make up all those connections!
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