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by ravenluv
Sat Feb 09, 2008 6:49 pm
Forum: 2008 Theme
Topic: 2008 "American Dream" theme
Replies: 520
Views: 123927

didn't know there'd be a test

i don't get it. probably never will. but i'm okay with that. and if you are too, then you get the it that i care most about.


i'm not an entitled american - i'm an entitled human.
by ravenluv
Tue Jan 15, 2008 10:46 am
Forum: 2008 Theme
Topic: 2008 "American Dream" theme
Replies: 520
Views: 123927

My Dreams Are Bigger

i like the design of the man this year very much. are those stairs wooden? i hope so! it should make for a great burn if they are. are they going to burn all of those flags? i hope so! but if so, what about the saudi arabian flag? it has the symbol for allah on it. i'm not sure if we are 'allowed' t...
by ravenluv
Mon Oct 08, 2007 9:44 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: This theme is why I won't go next year
Replies: 129
Views: 25027

Whining About...

raven, said blah blah.. i said yawn i think i need to take a leak.. to many word.. raven must have too much time on hand.. maybe you should try to be priductive once.. true on all counts! i never worry about whether i'm productive. or even priductive. if i could get through my entire life without a...
by ravenluv
Mon Oct 08, 2007 6:25 pm
Forum: 2008 Theme
Topic: NeVaDa state laws in regards to FLAG BURNING
Replies: 213
Views: 63636

Yeah. Sometimes I think that a lot of folks who are bitter about the political state of affairs right now have lost influence over because they have lost the ability to dream. I hear so much talk about the "American" part of the theme, but almost no discussion on the second part. Y'know, the Americ...
by ravenluv
Mon Oct 08, 2007 3:25 pm
Forum: 2008 Theme
Topic: Weighing in on 2008: "The American Dream"
Replies: 35
Views: 11330

The Trained I

federal regulations dictate that amtrak gets priority over freight trains when the rails are shared even though it doesn't always appear this is the case. there might be a freight train coming down the line which can't fit into any available siding, thus they must let it go through before the amtrak...
by ravenluv
Mon Sep 24, 2007 7:13 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: This theme is why I won't go next year
Replies: 129
Views: 25027

It's the little things....

Do read up on "Manifest Destiny" before using the two words together. Yes, I know, you said "manifesting destiny" but the words put a chill down my spine. Manifest Destiny was a 19th century idea that we, the white Americans, were destined to rule the continent and have no outside interference from...
by ravenluv
Mon Sep 24, 2007 4:39 pm
Forum: 2008 Theme
Topic: 2008 "American Dream" theme
Replies: 520
Views: 123927

A Little Bit of This

I looked at this-- While Christianity has it's own 'radical inclusiveness'--they'll accept anybody who wants to be Christian, what they're 'including' those people in is a refutation of independent freedom. America, for all it's flaws, even now, in the era of Bush, allows and even encourages indepe...
by ravenluv
Fri Sep 14, 2007 12:55 pm
Forum: 2008 Theme
Topic: 2008 Art Theme
Replies: 39
Views: 10384

American Loving Anti-Themeing Agitator

Being able to have such an event is part of the American dream. Some folks have never grasped this. I'd be interested to know what some of the vets think of it. I also think there's some generational concepts which may be interesting to explore. How does the dream differ for a twenty-something as c...
by ravenluv
Fri Sep 14, 2007 12:17 pm
Forum: 2008 Theme
Topic: Weighing in on 2008: "The American Dream"
Replies: 35
Views: 11330

Re: Resistance Is Futile

Hee hee hee... Kernul Killbuck and Jellyfish... General Loofa.. that is priceless!!! But remember... in 2005, the Man blinked in response.. maybe the fire got his ears this year. ha! i knew i was wrong! i inherited mom's gift for mangling names i can't remember... yeah...i caught that blink on vide...
by ravenluv
Fri Sep 14, 2007 11:49 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: How I Met David Best (And Took His Keys)
Replies: 136
Views: 32292

The All-American Solution

perhaps we need noise ordinances at burning man. :roll: my understanding of accomplished people is thus: first, they are highly skilled at what they do, but that doesn't make them wise in a general sense. second, accomplishing things usually requires exerting much control and defending one's decisio...
by ravenluv
Fri Sep 14, 2007 11:39 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: How I Met David Best (And Took His Keys)
Replies: 136
Views: 32292

Teo del Fuego wrote:Ego is the greatest barrier to enlightenment and nothing stokes the flames of ego more than fame.
right on!

(though i don't want to be seen as stroking your ego... :wink: )
by ravenluv
Fri Sep 14, 2007 11:24 am
Forum: 2008 Theme
Topic: 2008 "American Dream" theme
Replies: 520
Views: 123927

Accessorize Your Rights!

if this is a call for people of all nations to share their dreams, then why is it NECCESSARY to attach the word 'american' to the word 'dream' in the theme? the only reason i can see is because it's already been done and the powers that be don't want to say 'oops'. either that, or this is a very del...
by ravenluv
Fri Sep 14, 2007 12:14 am
Forum: 2008 Theme
Topic: 2008 "American Dream" theme
Replies: 520
Views: 123927

Whose Dream Is This, Anyway?

the polling has suggested aversion to this theme, whereas this thread seems more accepting of it lately. whether in the majority or not, i still feel what i feel. but reading this thread has helped me to better understand it. that is, the things which have most inspired me in life were generally not...
by ravenluv
Thu Sep 13, 2007 7:58 pm
Forum: 2008 Theme
Topic: Weighing in on 2008: "The American Dream"
Replies: 35
Views: 11330

Resistance Is Futile

i'd like to like this theme, but i can't. but i want to go. and i don't have oodles of time to waste on writing unheard arguments and pleas to reconsider. so.....acceptance is inevitable. nonetheless...if the theme is touched on by the art, it will be about either the wondrousness of america and/or ...
by ravenluv
Mon Sep 10, 2007 8:13 pm
Forum: 2008 Theme
Topic: 2008 "American Dream" theme
Replies: 520
Views: 123927

Only In America....

some people are pointing out that burning man could only happen in america, and that's why the theme is appropriate. maybe. but let's look at the history a bit. it started in san fran, which is a city that hardly represents what i've seen of the rest of america (and i've been everywhere, man). when ...
by ravenluv
Mon Sep 10, 2007 6:55 pm
Forum: 2008 Theme
Topic: 2008 "American Dream" theme
Replies: 520
Views: 123927

Rules of Division

jeez, i leave this thread for a day or so and the comments just pile up. it's taking forever to get through them all. yeah, that's right - i actually read them. i recently ran into people i hadn't seen in five years. they'd just got back from burning man and had an awesome time. but they didn't like...
by ravenluv
Fri Sep 07, 2007 11:16 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: This theme is why I won't go next year
Replies: 129
Views: 25027

Fun in the Sun

i concur!! however...i do worry about politics dominating the art. did you see the 'bush as the devil' display in 2004? mesmerizing...chilling....and something i could only see for ten minutes (if that) before i realized that it was completely antithetical to why i made such an effort to be there. w...
by ravenluv
Fri Sep 07, 2007 11:00 pm
Forum: 2008 Theme
Topic: 2008 "American Dream" theme
Replies: 520
Views: 123927

Raven til the Break of Dawn

like a raven squawking from the roof.... caw caw caw i'm just going to keep saying it again and again (at least until i have to go back to work...) ignore the theme or dream of a better world show us the place you want to be it doesn't have to be american or have anything to do with america from afa...
by ravenluv
Fri Sep 07, 2007 1:14 am
Forum: 2008 Theme
Topic: 2008 Art Theme
Replies: 39
Views: 10384

Re: Giving Birth

[quote="SilkenTofu I think you had the right theme name in your first paragraph (above) "The Promised Land".[/quote] well, thank you for that compliment! it was the first idea i had after thinking of 'the american dream' and rejecting it. but i rejected 'the promised land' as well because of the jud...
by ravenluv
Fri Sep 07, 2007 1:00 am
Forum: 2008 Theme
Topic: 2008 "American Dream" theme
Replies: 520
Views: 123927

This Post Sponsored By Diebold

It's just lame. I mean c'mon. Is that all they have to give us in terms of their ability to challenge and provoke. Even our arguments over this one are going to be weak and boring. I'm already bored. I was pissed for a second. But now... eh... whatever... So I propose we all submit entires for the ...
by ravenluv
Thu Sep 06, 2007 11:37 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: How I Met David Best (And Took His Keys)
Replies: 136
Views: 32292

Lean on David

i was at the 2004 temple burn. things were moving slow, the crowd was getting antsy. some were loud and obnoxious. others were more creative. at one point, a group of guys behind me started singing 'lean on me'. they sang well and it was a nice, kind of uplifting song. suddenly a man came charging i...
by ravenluv
Thu Sep 06, 2007 11:19 am
Forum: 2007 Theme
Topic: Why does Burningman suck now?
Replies: 103
Views: 55807

Naked as the day he was burned...

costumes? i don't wear costumes. i wear outfits that reflect who i am in some way. or that protect me from the elements. the last time i was in brc, i spent the whole day of the burn walking around naked. a definite first for me. it was also the first time in four years that people complimented me o...
by ravenluv
Thu Sep 06, 2007 10:22 am
Forum: 2008 Theme
Topic: 2008 "American Dream" theme
Replies: 520
Views: 123927

Viva La Revolution!

[quote="godzero If I do go next year, it will be with a strong "Global Dream" theme - or something akin to that - as a counter to the narrowness of the official one. metta[/quote] YES! this is the way to do it! i'm on a quest to validate next year's theme by getting as many participants as possible ...
by ravenluv
Wed Sep 05, 2007 11:10 pm
Forum: 2008 Theme
Topic: 2008 Art Theme
Replies: 39
Views: 10384

Giving Birth

okay...this is just getting to be fun now.... 'tis true - it is a very lame theme title. the concept is too limited. as i've said in another thread, i was sitting around one evening trying to predict the next theme. the american dream actually came to me. this was apparently after the theme was deci...
by ravenluv
Wed Sep 05, 2007 10:11 pm
Forum: 2007 Art & Performance
Topic: Some Very interesting Info........
Replies: 18
Views: 5057

psycheD

but I have to say, I would have been very pissed if he had done that in 2005 when the Man was so esthetically pleasing and the Pavillion Fun House was so sublime totally agree! 2005 was the last time i was there. the whole trip was sublime. the man was beautiful and the burn was fantastic. i read t...
by ravenluv
Wed Sep 05, 2007 8:05 am
Forum: 2008 Theme
Topic: 2008 "American Dream" theme
Replies: 520
Views: 123927

With Liberty And Justice For All With A Good Lawyer

forget the high-rise. they should build the man on a mcmansion. i'd love to see that sucker burn! seems to me a mcmansion is much more in line with the american dream than a high-rise. has larry been smoking too much of something? not likely. but the theme is kind of lame. i suggest it has more to d...
by ravenluv
Tue Sep 04, 2007 12:12 pm
Forum: 2008 Theme
Topic: 2008 "American Dream" theme
Replies: 520
Views: 123927

Sucking Up to Mr. Colbert

a wee bit strange.... i've had much good luck with either guessing or dreaming the themes before they are announced. i was trying my hand at it this time around. among the few ideas i had, something along the lines of 'the american dream' came to mind. i immediately discarded the notion, thinking th...
by ravenluv
Mon Sep 03, 2007 8:53 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: The Man Is An Attention Whore
Replies: 3
Views: 1327

If Ihad a purpose, I'd name it Flipper

my religious step-mom gave me 'the purpose driven life' as a gift once. never made it past the first few pages. i've considered making it my purpose to read the book. i've also wondered if it was possible that by reading the book i'd discover that my purpose was to dispute it. anyhoo, the term i use...
by ravenluv
Sun Sep 02, 2007 11:22 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: The Man Is An Attention Whore
Replies: 3
Views: 1327

The Man Is An Attention Whore

And so am I. Blame it on the ego. Shortly before this year's theme was announced I had a dream in which I saw: - the man in the distance, in distress - a strange art car drifting by, consisting of a platform big enough to dance on that hovered over the ground, attached to a bicycle - the pedaling of...
by ravenluv
Wed Aug 23, 2006 7:16 pm
Forum: 2006 Art & Performance
Topic: Live! at Burning Man 2006!
Replies: 40
Views: 17202

the selling of the man

recently i ran into an acquaintance who saw mutaytor at wakarusa. she was very impressed with the performance and knew of their association with burning man. she'd never seen anything like it before. this led me to think: mutaytor is mutayting into a living slice of burnimg man that is traveling the...

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