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I am sorry I haven't done more of the bad art. I had a freelance thingy come up and things I get pad for > bad art.


But I haven't forgotten. Mostly because I have an awesome idea for evilprodigy's bad art. Anyway, here is one for liret. I am going down the list in order. So! You can tell where you are on the bad art list.



I wanted also to pass on a link from amaskforophelia, who posted about the Real Life Lysistrata going on in Kenya. Ladies of Kenya, you are so incredibly kickass.

Now, I have something I've wanted to talk about since this weekend. But first, a poll!

I believe reincarnation is possible:

Yes
19(42.2%)
No
13(28.9%)
It depends on the situation
4(8.9%)
Not sure
9(20.0%)

How does reincarnation fit into your belief system?

I believe in reincarnation as part of my religion.
3(6.5%)
My religion does not support reincarnation, but I do believe in it.
5(10.9%)
I do not follow a religion and believe in reincarnation.
13(28.3%)
I do not believe in reincarnation as part of my religion.
8(17.4%)
My religion supports reincarnation, but I don't believe in it.
0(0.0%)
I do not follow a religion and do not believe in reincarnation
11(23.9%)
Something else I will describe.
6(13.0%)

I believe people who have been reincarnated remember things from previous lives

Yes
4(8.7%)
Yes, but only the most recent one
0(0.0%)
Yes, but only the most important things
2(4.3%)
Yes, with a different qualifier I will explain
7(15.2%)
No (but I believe in reincarnation)
4(8.7%)
I'm not sure
15(32.6%)
I don't believe in reincarnation
14(30.4%)

I believe reincarnation manifests itself as:

A rebirth of the same immortal soul
5(11.1%)
A rebirth of the same guiding consciousness
6(13.3%)
A rebirth of corporeal aspects of a person (a reincarnation will physically resemble itself)
0(0.0%)
A transference of energy based on scientific laws of conservation of energy
3(6.7%)
Something else I will describe.
2(4.4%)
None of these because I don't believe in reincarnation.
13(28.9%)

I believe reincarnation follows a certain set path (like attainment of enlightenment or the learning of a lesson or the reunion of soulmates)

Yes
5(10.9%)
No (but I believe in reincarnation)
7(15.2%)
Only for some people
8(17.4%)
I'm not sure
12(26.1%)
I don't believe in reincarnation
14(30.4%)

I believe I have been reincarnated

Yes, many times
9(20.0%)
Yes, but only once
0(0.0%)
I'm not sure
12(26.7%)
I sometimes feel as if I may have been, but I'm not sure
11(24.4%)
I don't believe in reincarnation
13(28.9%)

I remember things from a previous life or previous lives

Yes, in detail
1(2.2%)
Yes, vaguely
5(10.9%)
No, but I get a sense of deja vu or already knowing things that I attribute to reincarnation
11(23.9%)
No (but I believe in reincarnation)
15(32.6%)
I don't believe in reincarnation
14(30.4%)


Along with this poll, if you remember details from what you believe is a past life or have experiences or opinions regarding reincarnation that you would like to talk about, please comment!

My mother told me at lunch on Saturday that she believes that I was reincarnated based on stories I told her when I was a very small child about things that she doesn't think I could have known about. She was telling me about how when I was about three or four, I used to talk about things that had "happened" to me. Now, there's the possibility, of course, that these were dreams and I was just too young to understand that they were dreams and not other things that happened, and I pointed this out to her, and she explained that the problem was that most of these came in the form of correcting anachronisms in TV shows and movies. We used to watch a lot of Little House on the Prairie when I was a toddler, and she said that I used to do things like tell her when things on the show didn't happen just as they really did-- that the way they portrayed a barn-raising was wrong, or something like that. And this was when I was two or three, so my mother would have known if I'd been read to about barn-raisings. She said I did the same thing with medieval stuff. She also said that most of the things I would tell her were clearly from a male perspective, that I talked about them like a middle-aged man and not a two year old girl. And then she told me that she didn't think I had been alive during the American Revolution.

I asked her why she thought that. She told me that when I was little, I didn't know about the American Revolution. I knew all about pioneer life, she said, and about Medieval life, and about the crossing from Europe to the Americas, in minute detail, but nothing about the American Revolution. So, she said, I must not have been alive.

And I admit, I was skeptical about this whole thing. So I half-jokingly told her that maybe I had been in a different country. Which is when it occurred to her that while I didn't know about the American Revolution, I had known about the French.

It was a wacky conversation. I have mixed feelings about reincarnation, but I do have these weird vague memories of being a traveling minister in the time period that she says I knew the most about. I don't know what it means. I was curious how the rest of you feel about the subject.