Date: March 9, 2019 (Saturday)
Seminar: Topic:so you’ve learned telepathy. Here’s how to not be a goddamn asshole about it (Chiro’s idea) – Saturday, 9 March 2019 at 6:30pm/1830hr New York Time — text format in the PSC #lecture room (Discord) — Instructor: Rainsong — Search LECTURE65
Rainsong: Sooo… any requests?
Rainsong: It’s looking unlikely, eh?
Chirotractor: I got nothing thered be much utility in going over
Chirotractor: maybe something like ‘so you’ve learned telepathy. Here’s how to not be a goddamn asshole about it’
Rainsong: Hahaha. That could make for a fun discussion. Let’s run with it
Rainsong: Ya know, there are quite a few ways to be an asshole with or regarding telepathy…
Chirotractor: I know a few of them 😛
Rainsong: For example, attending a performance of a “mentalist” and messing up his/her results by thinking things at him/her loudly “Rutabaga!”
Rainsong: Or doing the same with political speeches, class presentations, livestreams… the possibilities beggar the imagination
Rainsong: Of course, the idea here is how not to be an asshole, so… ehem… yea, don’t do that 😛
Chirotractor: also. don’t steal peoples ideas before they’ve said them
Chirotractor: very rude
Rainsong: It’s also considered polite to let the call finish connecting before answering the phone, I’m told. Less of a problem with modern “smart phones” than with the old rotary dial landlines
Chirotractor: that’s not really being an asshole
Chirotractor: you’re just inconveniencing yourself with that one
Rainsong: Fair enough.
Rainsong: Noobs who’ve learned to project relatively recently sometimes (less than 100% is still just “sometimes”, right?) project too loudly and “forget” to shield…
Rainsong: …but that’s usually more of a matter of inexperience than outright assholery
Chirotractor: Never done that before>->
Rainsong: A big one, I think, is claiming to be right about what everyone else is thinking or feeling, all the time
Rainsong: Doing the telepath equivalent of “pulling a Dames”
Rainsong: Major Ed Dames. He’d been involved in the Stargate and since returning to civilian life he has laid claim to having 100% accuracy in all his RV sessions
Rainsong: Like, for example, the one that predicted a world-wide famine, earlier this century
Wayfarer: I’ll be continuing next week but I am trying to keep a buffer between written content and lecture content. I like to write material then teach it in the lecture part a few weeks later without reference Then I compare the two to see if there’s anything new that came up that needs included.
Rainsong: (if memory serves, the famine was caused by a microbe falling from a passing comet that killed all the plants…. So, yea, about that 100% accuracy)
Wayfarer: But I’m flattered that someone asked about that. Y’all edging out my paid content, I see you.
Chirotractor: So he watched interstellar and got confused
Chirotractor: Because im pretty sure thats the plot of that movie
Capcom: What is the topic for tonight?
Rainsong: Maybe they based it on his predictions? The movie was from 2014, as far as I can find
Rainsong: Capcom: how to (not) be an asshole with telepathy
Capcom: Hahaha. :dolphin:
Rainsong: Wayfarer: That works. 🙂 Your classes have been getting good reviews so far
Chirotractor: Mosrly it seems to be suggestions for fun things to try with a halfhearted disclaimer
Rainsong: Pretty much
Rainsong: Feel free to toss ideas in the ring. Tonight’s a rather informal discussion
Capcom: I’m excited about this.
Rainsong: Usually, the classes are rather more instructional and more formal, too.
Rainsong: Quietly “suggesting” less-than-advantageous moves to an opponent in a game can be assholish, unless doing so is openly and explicitly agreed-upon as house rules
Rainsong: “See that pawn right next to the rook? Yea, that one. Capture it with your queen. Do it. You know you want to…”
Rainsong: When done as an agreed-upon game, it’s good practice.
Chirotractor: acompanying ‘hey look over here!’ when you signal a turn or lane change while driving
Capcom: Lawliet vs Kira. Chess gambits.
Capcom: I guess…
Capcom: Verbal judo.
Rainsong: Yep, good point. Or “Get the ** off my bumper, idiot” if someone’s tailgating in a red Ford Pickup near the roundabout….
Capcom: But telekinetic.
Chirotractor: ‘it’s too damn icy for you to be driving like this’
Rainsong: I think we may be seeing a pattern here
Rainsong: For the chess, “telekinetic” would be moving the piece directly, rather than convincing your opponent to do so.
Rainsong: Of course, if you did that, proceeded to move one of your own pieces, and your opponent then moved his/her own piece, it becomes a legal move… regardless of where you moved the piece to
Rainsong: For assholish moves, though, practicing your projecting skills by casting an illusion of someone sitting on a seat in the bus or train – when that conveyance is crowded – such that the seat remains empty, definitely counts
Chirotractor: also projecting that a seat is empty when there’s someone sitting there
Rainsong: Save that for relatively uncrowded busses and trains
Rainsong: Mwahaha.. Yes, that’s fun… ehem, assholish, too
Chirotractor: you ever think you’ve missed your stop so you get off the bus four stops ahead?
Rainsong: I was concerned I would miss my stop because I wasn’t sure where the nearest one was to my destination, and got off the bus roughly a mile and a half early. You?
Rainsong: Nudging people to get off at the wrong stop would, of course, be wrong
Rainsong: This is fun. Thanks for suggesting it, Chiro 😀
Rainsong: Incidentally, earlier today, a friend mentioned that the link to our chatroom seems to project a diffuse but noticeable “Go away” type of impression. Apparently, we’re not very inviting.
Rainsong: Did you notice anything of the sort, Capcom?
Chirotractor: I can… sorta see that
Rainsong: (It would, of course, also be wrong to attach such impressions to other people’s chatrooms, YouTube channels, and so on)
Rainsong: Conversely, someone who wants subscribers or lots of new people in their chatroom or whatever could attach a “yo! Over here, come on in” impression. I wonder if the various platforms’s rules would frown on that
Rainsong: I read that Edgar Cayce did something like that once, influencing a certain person to go to an establishment that sold recreational vehicles and to buy one, on behalf of a friend of his who sold recreational vehicles.
Rainsong: It is reported to have worked too well. The purchaser felt so compelled to buy a vehicle right then, they went to the guy’s competitor as soon as the store opened, and bought a vehicle there.
Rainsong: Cayce was reportedly alarmed by how strongly he’d affected the customer and swore he’d never do the like again
Rainsong: As for the chess bit mentioned earlier, there are any number of games parks online. Here’s one of them. https://www.chess.com/l/2-player-online-chess
Capcom: Uh. Are you going to use that sort of projection on the chess board?
Capcom: Like cyberkinesis and projection.
Rainsong: More often, for chess, you project directly to the other person, instead of onto the board. But, you can attach projections to a virtual board if you want to. Or to a real one, of course
Capcom: I like this.
Rainsong: Depending on what parts you’re most interested in, you might find some of the logs of past seminars to be interesting. http://psc-online.org/class-logs/
Rainsong: Any questions or comments?
Capcom: Thank you.
Rainsong: Have a lovely evening/morning/what-have-you, everybody
Nickodemo: You too RS