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5/7/2014
"The fires that burn in a vaccum eternal"

"The quiet scream that no one heard in the forest"

"The euphoria that follows a kindly death of a thousand minds"
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deadcrystal
deadcrystal
Posts: 125

5/8/2014
A particular scene in the FL RP group I'm involved in ended up with me making up a bunch of these, so...

"The Callousness of an Empty Room."
"A Sacrificial Vessel that Cannot Drain."
"An Ocean Sunk Only with Holes."
"The Delight of Once Again Being Home"
"The Breaking of Every Sinful Stone."
"The Gap Between the Hand and the Mountain"
"An Absent Mercy of the Chain."
"Drowning in Glory."
"The Pit Before You."
"Greeting the Night with a Smile."
"Without Excuses Leaping Toward the Blade."
"The Uncountable Terrors of Success."
"Seeing The Doom Before You and Leaping."
"A Festival Only for Toys."
"People That Look Like Dreams"
"Dreams That Look Like People"
"Hunger That Breaks Bones"

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    Snowskeeper
    Snowskeeper
    Posts: 575

    5/12/2014
    The slow bleeding of a hundred empty stones.
    A nightmare that ends rarely, and in ecstasy.

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    S.F., a midnight midnighter and invisible eminence. Impossible to locate them, personally, but there are dead drops and agents.
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    Breckner
    Breckner
    Posts: 38

    9/26/2014

    "A permanent injury to one occupying a liminal space."

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    temet sarci ut sarcio rex piscatorum
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    Ginneon Thursday
    Ginneon Thursday
    Posts: 273

    10/22/2014
    deadcrystal wrote:
    "A Festival Only for Toys."

    I just read this thread, and I cannot stop laughing at this.

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    Ginneon Thursday: Revelrous Professor of Benthic
    Departments of Mycoenology, Lepidoptery
    Cider sips and Temple Club invitations
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    waters-serenade
    waters-serenade
    Posts: 4

    12/1/2014
    "The masks will never stop talking"
    "The Break of Sunshine on a cloudy funeral"
    "Every instant of The Show brought to life, then faded"

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    A Post-Nowist's work is never begun.
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    Ami Miljkovich
    Ami Miljkovich
    Posts: 100

    12/1/2014
    "The uncanny kinship one feels towards their favoured creatures."

    "The hollowness one feels after destroying the thing they hate most."

    "The blurry line where truth and lies intersect."

    "To smite the source of one's fear and thereafter find that it was merely an innocent."

    "The ugliness hidden beneath all beauty."

    "When false beliefs unexpectedly lead one down the path to greater truths."
    edited by Soran on 12/1/2014

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    The Secret-Hungry Bat ~ "I have my bats and my works, and endless secrets and pleasures at my disposal; what need have I of a soul?"
    The Dangerously-Charming Fox ~ "Let's go stab each other and then get drunk together! That's what friends do around here, right?"
    The Ever-Scheming Magpie ~ "All I'm after is a fresh start... And maybe a little profit on the side..."
    The Blood-Thirsty Moth ~ "This floor isn't red enough. I need to fix that. Come closer."
    Meet the families.
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    Shalinoth
    Shalinoth
    Posts: 508

    12/29/2014
    "The intentionally sweet, refreshing fulfilment of forbidden fruit."

    "An immortal Mark upon a mortal bloodline."

    "The gasp of temporal regret made by an atemporal entity."

    "The intercession of stars in the affairs of warring universes."



    AND.... for those who asked or wanted it but haven't spoken up - a list of canon correspondences to date:

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1S9TwcwYp5xyi0QJ5Sesv0jimTVcNq3wFdwQ-amY_Gyg/edit?authkey=CJi3rYQL

    I didn't create this, but I'd urge anyone fascinated by these lyrical symbols to bookmark it and, where possible, update it as new content unfolds. Even if the wording isn't a direct quote of a symbol, but an allusion to what one seems to stand for, it'd be nice to have it documented.

    Even if for no other reason than delicious head-canon!
    edited by Shalinoth on 12/29/2014

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    Elias Phillip
    Elias Phillip
    Posts: 6

    1/31/2015
    I just couldn't resist coming up with a few myself. I love this kind of thing.

    Biting the Inside of One’s Cheek, to Remember the Sensation of Pain
    The Sudden Awareness of a Life other than Your Own
    The Slow and Unnoticed Decomposition of Hope over the Span of a Lifetime
    The Panic of a Soul, upon Finding Itself Imprisoned within a Body.
    The Preference of an Uncaring God over a Nonexistent One
    The Moment of Fear upon Waking and Discovering the World Anew
    The Infinitesimally Small but Crucial Difference between Death and Freedom
    Destruction for the Sake of Nonexistence
    The Cruel Satisfaction one feels when Witnessing an Atrocious Misdeed
    The Desire of Something For the Sake of Depriving Others
    A Lie that Upon Closer Inspection is merely a Particularly Malicious Truth
    Kindness for the Sake of Concealing Ill Intent
    The Crumbling Roar of a Slowly Decaying Universe
    The Gift of a Scar that Will Not Heal
    The Light of a Star that has been Extinguished
    The Morbid Anticipation of One’s Own Death
    The Murder that All Men are Capable of


    Also, I'm working on a way to translate english words into correspondence sigils and vice versa, because I love doing that kind of thing. Unfortunately, the Correspondence is slowly eating away at my sanity and I worry that I have little hope of completing my work before I loose my mind completely. Also, I need to buy less flammable computers.

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    "Then he began to gaze about,
    and saw within the walls a rout
    of folk that were thither drawn below,
    and mourned as dead, but were not so.
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    - Sir Orfeo

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    Cotton Dee
    Cotton Dee
    Posts: 76

    2/1/2015
    Lasting Ennui Resultant of a Failed Endeavour
    A Desire Concealed out of Kindness/Fear (ambiguous)
    The Wisdom of a Hanged Man
    The Violent Death of an Inferno
    Silent, Sombre Regret
    A Tiny Spark Of Light in Darkness
    A Bending Of Reflected Things (toward some) Singularity
    The Inevitability of Choice

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    Current Grind: 1/42 Presumptious Little Opportunites
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    bitterhorn
    bitterhorn
    Posts: 61

    2/28/2015
    Friends, parishioners, &esteemed colleagues -

    I humbly submit to this fine list a handful of the sigils whose meaning I fancy I've deciphered. While I've no doubt the Ministry shall redact from this post the exact form of the symbols being referenced herein (and truly, one can scarcely fault them for such, if so!), I include the most specific definitions possible in hopes they might aid the serious scholar regardless.

    *(1) secrets superstitious (fish?) bury in the ears of (witches?) in order to forget (the context of this sense is somewhat obscure; further research required)
    *(2) general term for any species belonging to an order of very large Loricifera with soft pelts woven from shed eyelashes lost in the Zee (as illustrated in detail most unsettling in the late Mr. P. H. Gosse's unpublished Liber Saeta - manuscript pages available in the University library with written permission of faculty. To my knowledge, no recorded sightings of these beasts are extant.)


    **(1) a sentient ambulatory mycoid (e.g., a blemmigan)
    **(2) the sound a fruit makes whilst rotting, or being gradually crushed (as inside a slowly closing fist or beneath a slightly heavier object)


    ***(1) the interrogation by torture of a guilty subject
    ***(2) the conflict of will and intent present between a forensic investigation & a civilization of flies burning the evidence for fuel [possibly a specific poetic extension of sense (1) - as attested most notably in Prynne's 'First-city Homilies' collection, Tablets 3 and 46]


    *****(1) a doppelganger, an avatar, ones dream-self considered separately, or conceptual objects of bodily dysphoria in general
    *****(2) a contrivance, idiom, or artificial replacement which has come to supplant its original referent in perceived authenticity
    *****(3) a lie which has gained sufficient cultural currency to attain the resonance of truth
    *****(4) the sum of a charlatan's accolades


    May the Lord defend us all, in His great mercy, who would seek true understanding, from the perils that gird all pearls of Neathy wisdom, here amidst the palimpsest of fouled cities that are and were.

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    Marsh(-)mark(ed) thurifer, bookkeeper, &c. of Blackfen-on-Zee; Bazaarine aesthete, unnatural historian, thing-about-town.
    http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/bitterhorn
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    RoboticaBirdie
    RoboticaBirdie
    Posts: 1

    5/14/2015
    "The desire to win when one knows one has lost"
    "The sound of a bone being pushed back into place"
    "The anger at having a choice taken away by forces beyond ones control"
    edited by RoboticaBirdie on 5/14/2015
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    Kai
    Kai
    Posts: 1

    8/8/2015
    "The warmth of blood spilt directly from a wound onto oneself."
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    Dio Ermine
    Dio Ermine
    Posts: 16

    8/8/2015
    Here.


    "The slow sorrow of a mutually agreed parting of lovers."


    "Pain from the eyes from a headache from a tumor from staring into the sun for far too long."


    "The taste of syrup, copper and freshly fallen petals."


    "An unwelcome but defiantly present tear on the cheek."


    "Silk pressed between fallen wood and old soil."


    "A willing self-sacrifice." (related to 'a willing sacrifice')


    "A willing self-sacrifice for knowledge."

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    http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Dio~Ermine
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    Amyntas
    Amyntas
    Posts: 72

    11/10/2015
    'The acquisition of a valuable and needful thing at suspiciously little cost.'

    'Locked redundantly and recursively by obsessed hands.'

    'A number of alarming frequency and prevalence.'

    'An unexpected loss to an inferior opponent.'

    'An undertaking at another's behest with no investiture in the outcome.'

    'A secret that seems worth knowing only before it is understood in detail.'

    'The act of drawing up the corpse of an old friend from the place where it had been left.'

    'The moment of understanding that comes only after it is too late to prevent the outcome.'

    'A belief held earnestly but in no nobler spirit than the appeasement of those around oneself.'

    'The crossroads between popularly-defined heroism and the necessities of personal conviction.'

    'The seemingly amorphous emptiness left by the loss of a thing promptly forgotten.'

    'Insurmountable hunger to exist in a capacity beyond one's means.'


    'The coldness that comes in realizing that one has done all that one can but that none of it has influenced the conclusion.'
    edited by Amyntas on 12/3/2015

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    Amyntas. Zubmariner and aspiring romantic.
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    Blaine Davidson
    Blaine Davidson
    Posts: 396

    11/11/2015
    "The sounds the consciousness makes when it shatters into two separate and distinct entities."
    edited by Blaine Davidson on 11/11/2015

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    Blaine Davidson, a reserved and sensible woman with a fondness of collecting rarities.
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    NotaWalrus
    NotaWalrus
    Posts: 461

    11/11/2015
    "A taste between meaty and bitter."
    "The color of darkness, when it moves."
    "The capacity of the man who does not pay it heed."

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    http://fallenlondon.com/Profile/NotaWalrus
    Ignacious, the Fluid Professor, he will accept most social invitations, including boxed cats and affluent photographers (but only betrayals), though he is absent-minded and might take more time than entirely necessary. He apologizes.
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    Amélie Vaincœur
    Amélie Vaincœur
    Posts: 93

    11/11/2015
    "the terror felt when confronted with an unassailable truth"
    "the even greater terror felt upon realizing that there are no unassailable truths"
    "to be convinced of being watched by someone who can never be seen"
    "to be executed for a crime of passion when that passion was only feigned"
    "the assumption of being loved back by someone when that assumption is wrong but that wrongness never revealed"
    "the taste of a lie"
    "the sound of extraction"
    "the paralyzing uncertainty felt while waiting for news of a missing loved one"
    "the relief felt upon realizing that a terrible accident has just been avoided"
    "the relief felt upon realizing that a terrible accident is about to occur to someone else"
    "the span of time in which a judgement's egg hatches"
    "the death-cry of a galaxy"
    "the maximum number of sentient beings that can possibly fall in love within the same nanosecond without destroying the universe"
    edited by Amélie Vaincœur on 11/11/2015

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    Enchantée.
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    Rupho Schartenhauer
    Rupho Schartenhauer
    Posts: 793

    11/11/2015
    Sorry, I've never seen this thread before and I just have to post this: Thank you, Elias Phillip! This will be my answer from now on when I'm asked what Funeral Doom sounds like:
    Elias Phillip wrote:
    The Crumbling Roar of a Slowly Decaying Universe

    Rock Band

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    Rupho Schartenhauer has killed a Master, well: most of it.
    Cortez the Killer has killed a Master, definitely.
    Deepdelver has begotten a star. It's... complicated.
    Dr. Kvirkvelia, gone NORTH on 23/12/1894.
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    Amyntas
    Amyntas
    Posts: 72

    11/11/2015
    Rupho Schartenhauer wrote:
    Sorry, I've never seen this thread before and I just have to post this: Thank you, Elias Phillip! This will be my answer from now on when I'm asked what Funeral Doom sounds like:
    Elias Phillip wrote:
    The Crumbling Roar of a Slowly Decaying Universe

    Rock Band



    I feel like it deserves mentioning that a handful of these would be killer MMORPG guild names.

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    Amyntas. Zubmariner and aspiring romantic.
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