The concept of sticking pins in a doll used to inflict pain on others is not traditional in the practice of Haitian Vodun. Dolls/figurines have been used as symbolic icons on shrines or in rituals to represent the Loa/Lwa (Divine forces of nature).
Voodoo dolls are now commonly found in New Orleans, Louisiana; this is due to the mix of spiritual practices including Vodun, Hoodoo and European magical practices.
Some Western African practices use figures with and nails and pins in them they are known as nkisi. However instead of being used to inflict pain they are essentially a container of spiritual forces that are used for healing purposes.
The concept of revenge dolls can be traced back to medieval European folk magic with use of poppets, effigies of specific people, which were used to place curses. The poppets however were also used for positive purposes such as healing and bringing good luck.
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I love this!
So, a while back, I was trying to get to sleep and was pondering the potential paths that Hussie might take, and specifically the white gun that seems to pop up. I vaguely remember Doc Scratch saying something about it being the weapon to defeat Lord English, but I neither remember exactly where it was mentioned, nor can find it on the MSPA wiki. Regardless, if I am remembering correctly, then the reason the Hope players are so important isn’t because they are Hope players, it’ll be because of their strife specibus. Eridan, as anyone who has made it through Murderstuck, knows full well that he uses a wand. Cronus was mentioned to have enthusiasm for magic well before he became the individual we know before having all enthusiasm for it destroyed, and Jake, of course, uses a pistol.
If the important thing is the type of bullet that Jack used to shoot Snowman, then it’s so easy for Jade to shrink down the cueball that she was seen using to alchemize Caledfwlch after arriving at the alpha session to use it as a bullet. Caliborn likes Jake, so out of all the Hope players, of course he’s going to be the most likely to take the shot.
The only thing missing here is the gun itself. John now has narrative-jumping powers, so I’m thinking it’s possible that he’ll jump all the way back to Cascade, after Slick pulled the trigger, take the gun, and GTFO before he gets caught by the destruction of the universe. Who knows, maybe he takes Slick along for the ride and that’s how he gets out of there. I don’t know!
I finally found where it was mentioned, and it was Hussie who said that Lord English’s weakness was the Deudly Magnum, not Doc Scratch. Wow was that a brain fart.
Have you ever played a video game where you have to sleep to recover? They only let you do it if everything is safe. Otherwise they won’t let you sleep. You’ll get a message, saying “You cannot sleep now, there are monsters nearby.”
Now, remember the last time you just couldn’t get to sleep?
Don’t you fuckin do this to me
An Informal Letter to Anyone Writing a Story: I won’t let you tell me surviving is impossible, just because “it’s sadder that way”