for my benefit
I WANT YOU TO UNDERSTAND
"I don't feel the need to Explain myself to you"
A chill wind pronounced
Sliver droplets like stones fall
Realise the self
Perceptions weave strands of Fate
Live your Truth proudly
Excerpt from a book that doesn't exist: ". . . We cause ourselves to be created, through the choices we make, and we are therefore the puppets on our own strings. It is our desire that makes us dance."
MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET by unknownbinaries:
SECTION I MANUFACTURER'S INFORMATION: Specific origins of Damien are highly classified, though similar constructs can be derived from application of lightless conditions, flame, vacuum, psychoactive compounds, quantum uncertainty, myth, paradox and trauma, in varying order and amount.
SECTION II HAZARDOUS INGREDIENTS / IDENTITY INFORMATION: Caffeine, otherwise unknown or classified.
SECTION III PHYSICAL / CHEMICAL CHARACTERISTICS: Damien is a dark and mutable substance, reflective, subject to high levels of conductivity and combustibility. Highly caustic liquid, solid, and mental states. Highly alkaline (caffeine/other). Structures can maintain sharp edges.
SECTION IV FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARD DATA: Damien is synergistic when brought near heat or flame, and will extend the reaction of most flammables. Damien can react violently and explosively in the presence of willful stupidity.
SECTION V REACTIVITY DATA: Damien displays complex recursive and tangential reactivity at unpredictable times, and oracular reactions with little catalyst present.
SECTION VI HEALTH HAZARD DATA: Exposure to Damien may cause nootropic, psychotropic, apopheniac and oneirotropic episodes.
SECTION VII PRECAUTIONS FOR SAFE HANDLING AND USE: Damien can be handled safely with the introduction of small amounts of flammable substances, aesthetically pleasing sonic vibrations, Jägermeister, and rare steaks. Sharp edges can be avoided by containing ignorance and avoiding logical fallacies.
SECTION VIII CONTROL MEASURES: Damien should be kept with multiple input vectors at all times, including Internet access, news, and books, ensuring that explosive pressure buildups are vented multiple ways. Careful application of meditation time, sleep, sex, caffeine, beer and hugs will further keep things stable. In emergencies, exposure to baby pandas can forestall a violent reaction.
SECTION IX SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS: Keep out of reach of the impolite, junkies, Glenn Beck and drama whores. However, children are generally just fine.
"Education is empowerment and, therefore, the success of any educational experience is measured in how empowered the recipient believes he or she is." - Dr Lorraine Wilson
"Ideas are bulletproof." - V, Alan Moore and David Llyod's V for Vendetta
I tell you everything you need to hear
But nothing that you want to know.
The only unspoken word
Is the key you need to open me.
I determine life and death
And open every gateway.
What am I?