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Ty Ødin
Level 8: 3803 points
Last Logged In: February 23rd, 2017
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10 + 36 points

Player Photograph by Ty Ødin

January 28th, 2010 8:00 PM

INSTRUCTIONS: The first task reads: "Take a picture of yourself. " This is the only time a sous rature gesture will be made, so let us remind you: you may be your character, but your character need not be you.

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posted by Ty Ødin on August 14th, 2010 11:01 PM

I hate you all and your bureaucratic lies. Judging immortality and immorality based on the works of our elders; spitting on the generation rising beneath you. You're all old men now, and the overseers you worked against have become you.

Those who aspire to be you neglect their fellow men, and even the passionate are blinded by your magnificence. Shed some holy light on those as you once were, lest you believe you were always wise old men and never young ones with fire in your heart but hands too weak to bend the world as you saw fit.

I'm sorry.

Please don't forgive me.

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posted by Ty Ødin on September 9th, 2010 8:50 PM

I am alive again, yet reborn only in the sense that this body is new. The ideas that cling to this fresh face still carry the stench of treason against the almighty elders. How I dread and pray for the Great Equalizer to sweep through and topple our towers, mine and the others, and usher in a new Era of discontent and the need to grow towards our individual sons.

Let us be worthy and happy to see our end.

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posted by Ty Ødin on September 12th, 2010 9:47 PM

I suppose the problem with attempting to truly be a rebel is non participation I.E. the only way to rebel against a game is to not play it. Other than that, there is the fact that I bitterly believe that the most beautiful things on SF0 will never be the highest rated or the most viewed. If a hermit spurns society so much he becomes the center of societies attention he has failed. It's a shame no one will see your beautiful things but if they are ever seen they will become the cheap medium that we fight against.

What a cruel Era we are fighting.

Let November usher in the surreal.

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posted by Developer Pixie on September 13th, 2010 4:22 PM

I don't think that you'll find answers in non-participation. If you want to see more of something create it. Don't wait for someone else to make it better, take as much control as you can and then learn to live with and love what you can't.

Also hug,


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posted by Developer Pixie on September 14th, 2010 4:29 PM

Also, just noticed, you joined two days before i did :D

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posted by Ty Ødin on September 14th, 2010 7:09 PM

Amazing that you so far surpassed me in points. A better rival there has never been!

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posted by Developer Pixie on September 15th, 2010 10:06 AM

Points are fun, but many of your compilations are deeper and braver then mine. You've probably gotten more out of this game emotionally and creatively then I. You are as amazing a rival as anyone could ask for!

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posted by Ty Ødin on October 3rd, 2010 8:18 PM

Can we claim the successes of our creations? If we do, do we equally claim their failures?
Victor Frankenstein made a monster, hoping to bathe in the admiration of a new race.
Have I not done the same? Have I never been the genesis in order to revel in the revelation? Is it right that we create lives in order to watch them spiral towards death? are ideas and different from individuals?

Passively reject contentment

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posted by Ty Ødin on October 3rd, 2010 9:14 PM

While I'm on the subject of breaking the law, I think now would be a great time to announce to myself in an ethereal medium that I need to scar this town and hurt it deeply before I leave.

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posted by Selahsaurus on January 7th, 2011 10:11 PM

For The Crime

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posted by Developer Pixie on January 31st, 2011 12:52 PM

Dear Ty,

This is late, but i wanted to wish you a happy Ø day. To me, you are one of the most underrated players in this community. You continue to reinterpret tasks in new, awesome and interesting ways and you have done more then most anyone knows to keep this community active. You have found some of it's deepest secrets (just by looking around and being observant) and created some of it's most interesting (and mysterious) events. I'm lucky to have a psudo twin/rival as badass as you (well, not twin, you are 3 days older... but close enough.) And this game is lucky to have you as a member.
Now stop reading this and go do awesome things. You would hate for me to steel your first flur (which you got on your first Ø day!)

Hugs and congratulations!

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posted by Ty Ødin on February 27th, 2011 9:40 PM

This is a thing

If you want to comment vote you go ahead, but there's plenty of hard labored praxis from earlier eras that I would love to get votes for and we can both maintain the fiction that you're doing it for the quality of praxis.

that Burn Unit said. I wish to stop it. The idolization of players. The inherent worth that we assign to praxis based on the poster.

This is a thing

I voted for this before I had read the whole thing, because I knew it would be epic.

that Sombrero Guy said that I can't agree with. Although the task was epic and was definitely worth a 5, the fact that votes are doled out in the expectation of greatness, not the presentation of greatness does not sit well with me.

This is a thing

posted by Likes Music 0w0 on September 9th, 2010 7:35 AM
I don't think Danny's going to vote for me

posted by Picø ҉ ØwO on September 9th, 2010 7:44 AM
He ought to. It's Ørder rules.

posted by relet ⍟ on September 10th, 2010 2:05 PM
Well, maybe some people have a backbone still.

posted by PDØ Pixie on September 10th, 2010 4:40 PM
I do find the order's control of voting to be rather worring

posted by relet ⍟ on September 10th, 2010 11:44 PM
There is a rule to vote like animated sockpuppets. There is no rule to actually make praxis that would be worth it.

that does not sit well with me. I feel like it extends well beyond the OWO; players voting the second a prolific name appears.

This is a thing

"When I was exhausted, I started to wonder how it would be to fall, because that is something you should have done as well."

that Relet said. It is how I want to play this game, not with an expectation of greatness. Not with fame now that I have reached the front page and earned an "Ø" in my last name. I need and want to fail and fall and work harder and struggle and begrudgingly earn every single point I am awarded. I want to refuse fame and great expectations. I want to task and have it mean something to me, regardless of the opinions of others. When I task I do not care what any of you think about it, I care about how I think about it and how it makes me feel. I wish I had always been this way, but I think I am ready to do this now. This is my trajectory of desire. Erratic.

The censured version of what i want to say, and then some other related passing thoughts +1
posted by Developer Pixie on February 28th, 2011 1:58 AM

I really like this. I really dislike that some people get votes because of who they are, or the presentation as opposed to what they do.

To be fair, most players fairly earn this reputation. There are also awesome people who deserve to be celebrated who are not.

One of the reasons i admire you as a player is because you are not as driven by points, or approval as you are by enjoying what you do. You level Ø, you experiment, sometimes you fail, sometimes you do awesome things.

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posted by Developer Pixie on February 28th, 2011 1:59 AM

On a slightly different note, i feel like the game is evolving. I feel like there are ideologies of the great players of old: standards and expectations they like to hold us too. Back when the game had consistent energy, and people treated it less like a game and more of a lifestyle. Dax's meta-plots, GYØ's glory, the original MNØ's feud with Pirate Monkey, the epic army of sock puppets. There was a time when everyone was forced to collaborate in epic awesome ways, and Rubin would call out anything that wasn't epic, and doorhendge was built, and we were all very close nit and highly competitive.

Which is great, but when is the last time one of them pressed the submit button on something having to do with praxis? Maybe once or twice in the past three years? People need to learn that things change and evolve over time. I know the glory days had great things, but there are new players, whom have the potential to do awesome things if people would take time to notice them. There are advantages to the ways the game has changed: sure, there isn't the same energy, but the culture of it is more accessible and transparent. Then again, I've only ever lived in everyday life and i don't know what i'm missing. But I think some of the snobbish "this era is dead" or "praxis from past era's is so much better" attitude which i occasionally encounter is only the fault of people who don't post.

My point is: "If you like it then you should put a flur on it" or instead of complaining, do awesome tasks to put energy back into the game. Ether that, or embrace and encourage new players to be the best they can be and deal with the fact that they are rewriting what this game is all about.

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posted by teucer on February 28th, 2011 8:23 AM

I really dislike that some people get votes because of who they are, or the presentation as opposed to what they do.

To me, praxis as a form includes presentation. A plain and straightforward act, presented artfully, is worthy in its own right. And sometimes impressive acts, poorly documented, get fewer points than a better writeup of the same thing would have earned. While I myself tend to vote for anybody who shows me, however ineptly, that they did something awesome, I don't think this fact is unreasonable. Praxis is, in my opinion, about three parts doing and one part writing.

But that is the end of our disagreement on the matter. As for praxis from past eras being better - it isn't. But there's so much of it that it includes some truly grand things: "We like your bike," Doorhenge, Soylent Green tea, Strange Glue. When I think fondly of other eras, I'm thinking of these, and not of some of the crap that was produced back then (some of it by me). But this era has had its gems as well: the Goblin Markets, nutraloaf, Gub-Gub the pig. Hell, I'm at least as proud of a certain historical marker as I am of any task I have completed in any era. The praxes we remember from past eras are better than most of what happens now - but they're also better than most of what happened back then.

And yes, there's only one remedy. We have ways of encouraging the kind of tasking we like in others, and we have the ability to do it ourselves. Go out there and be awesome.

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posted by Developer Pixie on March 25th, 2011 6:12 PM

Congrats on #17th in the world...

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posted by Ty Ødin on March 25th, 2011 6:37 PM

Thank you very much. I'm not done climbing yet. Hold your applause XP

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posted by Ty Ødin on April 12th, 2011 11:14 PM

I'm a mess right now. I need to find a new way of playing this game so I can continue playing this game.

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posted by Casimeria on April 13th, 2011 10:21 AM

Wait a few days. This shit will sort itself out. Do you ever think that you might be thinking too much. Go out and have some fun with this shit.

You built a boat in a day

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posted by Lincøln on May 15th, 2011 10:03 PM

Good going.

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posted by Developer Pixie on May 16th, 2011 7:52 PM

I think you started a fad

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posted by Lincøln on May 17th, 2011 9:04 PM


Who did what?

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posted by Developer Pixie on May 17th, 2011 11:48 PM

Sorry, I think Lincoln started a fad. Sometimes chrononaughts get their causality mixed up

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posted by Developer Pixie on May 31st, 2011 9:09 AM


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posted by Lincøln on May 31st, 2011 9:27 AM

Doesn't seem to be working.

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posted by Sean Mahan on May 31st, 2011 12:43 PM

? Is this another causality bug?

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posted by Developer Pixie on June 11th, 2011 12:33 AM

Welcome to the top ten

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posted by Ty Ødin on June 11th, 2011 7:08 AM

Time to bust my ass and stay here :)

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posted by Ty Ødin on July 25th, 2011 1:56 PM

I think I'll take a break. If you need me you know where to find me.

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posted by Developer Pixie on August 8th, 2011 1:01 PM

I know that it's probably obnoxious to do this in a public online community forum setting, but I wanted to tell you that I love the fuck out of you

Thanks for letting me get that off my chest

Have a nice day

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posted by Lincøln on October 10th, 2011 11:03 AM

A vote for the Ink Ty picture.

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posted by Ty Ødin on October 12th, 2011 12:58 AM

Thank you very much. I hope to do a bit more masquerading soon.

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posted by Ink Tea on October 12th, 2011 4:15 PM

Oh my.

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posted by Ty Ødin on October 12th, 2011 4:23 PM

Well Ink, You should be the judge. How did I do?

Well done
posted by Burn Unit on October 28th, 2011 9:08 AM

Time to get moving

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posted by Developer Pixie on October 30th, 2011 9:35 PM

Welcome to Level 8

Warning: Sappy +1
posted by Developer Pixie on February 6th, 2012 10:49 PM

One year ago this day, we started a game of truth or dare. You asked me to do something I feared, to revel in it, and to repeat. I dared you to lick Desmond's back. Somehow, though I'd never met you, we started "going out." I guess i'd been calling you every night for about a month already. I'd been in love with you for awhile, but didn't believe you were ether possible, or obtainable. But you are real, and I've had the privilege to call you my boyfriend for 365 days (and counting!)

Since then, we've both changed. I task less, I cleaned up my act (and yet am doing outlandish things that I would never have dreamed of a year ago...) I moved across a few states, got a real job, dropped out, changed my major, came back (with my original major,) created new parts of myself, dyed my hair and decided exactly what I want my name to be someday. You graduated one school and started another. You wrote on your ceiling, then defeated your conflicting influences and unified. You've become a critical thinker, survived the terror of meeting my mother and visited the west coast twice. You've spent probably thousands of dollars on me, and made Houston into a fantastic cozy nest to settle in. You've given me everything I never dared to dream I could have, then about 20 times more. Sometimes, I have a really hard time handling it.

I haven't always been good to you. I'm not always patient, I've fucked up, questioned your faith and commitment. I've not always been appreciative or caring. I've been selfish. I probably won't stop being any of these things, but I promise to always try to improve.

It's been a pretty damn amazing year, and the only thing I can think of that is better then the year that I've been with you are the years with you that are yet to come

Love you
Molly (and Pixie too!)

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posted by Ty Ødin on February 13th, 2012 6:50 PM

"One has not wept, " she said mockingly. " Helheim must keep its own, for my wishes have not been obeyed. Return whence you came, Odin, and mourn for Balder."

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posted by Ty Ødin on February 13th, 2012 9:59 PM

Reflective Surface. By Silvia Plath. Interpreted by Ty Ødin

I am the color of silver and have sheen, also accurate without error
Everything I observe I take within myself without hesitation
Without prejudice or clouding through strong affection or antipathy
I am not unjustly punishing, solely full of truth
The viewing orifice belonging to an insignificant deity, with four corners
Almost all of my duration I focus on the vertical surface situated face-to-face with me
It is light red in color and vulnerable, containing dark bits. I have turned my eyes towards it so long
I believe it is a piece of my collection of fond thoughts. Although it shines with a wavering light
Facades and the absence of light separate us over and over.

At this moment I am a large body of water. A female human being leans above me,
Examining carefully my depths for interrogative information about her true state of being.
Abruptly the woman fixated on those deceivers, the illuminating devices which burn wicks in order to shed light or Earth’s natural satellite.
I observe the woman’s rear, and cast it back without doubt or hesitation
The woman recompenses me with watery eye secretion and an unrest of appendages
I am of much consequence to her. The woman approaches and departs.
Every individual beginning of the day it is the woman’s façade that takes the place of the absence of light.
Within me the woman has killed a youthful girl by submerging her in water, and in me an aged adult female
Approaches in the direction of each 24 hour interval, with the qualities of a smelly water creature with scales, usually.