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Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Time to move...

I'm a long-time blogger.
For so, so long.
14 years at 37 Dagon Street.

Now I'm training to be a counsellor - truly underground work - and so I'm distancing you, gentle reader from my past by closing the door on my home in Dagon street.

My new home for the present is:

My two most popular posts have migrated here.
The AltaVista Pentagram - lord knows why that is so popular, especially with people in Russia.

And the poem I found when searching through old photos..

And finally, why my name is RideFlame.

I entered the OtherWorld of the internet when a name was chosen.
By user.


Everyday brought surreal absurdity.
The reminder that
In a mirror world of ghosts.

Nothing is taken on face value.

Post Web 2.0
Real names
Promise security only...

To fools.

The worst things in this world
Are not recognised
By their names

Recognition is created via patten
The Microsoft technician phone call
The Santander phishing email

Trusted names

Have been around for years now...

How is that possible?

Every so often I throw my name away.

After I google it
Rideflame - a company (doing what?) registered in Panama.

Or Ride Flame's Tumblr.

The snow board company.
Are not me.

Nor was my name ever mine
I am at peace with its history.
And ambiguity.

My use
more persistent than the others?!

AltaVista Pentagram.

 DooM 3 pentagrams.

The blue one is the orange one Paintshoped.


I wish that I'd taken a screenshot of the ghosts corridor full of pentagrams / spawn points, it really was beautiful.

As to the meaning of the pentagram symbol?
Well in Doom3 and in Quake3Arena, the pentagram, the five-point-star, is a type of portal.

Regeneration: Spawn point in Q3A.

In Doom, the nasties warp in from hell on these red-orange devices, whilst you warp into and out of hell via blue ones.

In Q3A, spawn points spawn power-ups, the Quad etc. This indicates that the Quad is a demonic gift...Or some such...That the demonic power of the ID [see Forbidden Planet] can be used to great advantage by one fast and sure enough to seize the opportunity.

It is a lot of fun to treat all things as metaphoric-symbolically true and imbued with great and wondrous meanings.

But if you take another look....

From Wiki: The Dopefish is a fictional fish that originated in the fourth Commander Keen video game, Secret of the Oracle, released in 1991. The character has since evolved into a PC game industry in-joke, making appearances in games from Apogee's 1994 Wacky Wheels as well as titles as recent as the 2006 SiN Episodes: Emergence and 2007 Chili Con Carnage and more recently including 2011's Deus Ex: Human Revolution and 2012 Natural Selection 2.
Id logo.
ID actually stands for- ideas from the deep.
UAC logo.
From Doom Wiki: The Union Aerospace Corporation is the fictional multi-planetary conglomerate (possibly a megacorporation) that operates facilities on Mars and its two moons, Phobos and Deimos, where Doom takes place.
Original Doom  guy.