The Ironies of Life

July 22, 2009
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It is the 22nd of July, 2009. On this day, the longest solar eclipse of the century is due to take place between 8 to 9 am. 6 full minutes of total brilliance. And guess what happens?

Onozuka_Komachi_in_the_Rain

It rained. Angry, black storm clouds blotted out the sun, covering the land with darkness, through not the kind that the masses were looking for. How ironic. And  to think i brought my eclipse viewing equipment to work too.

But oh well, Fate can be fickle, and as lowly mortals we can only play with the hand that is dealt to us. As the Aes Sedai would say, “The Wheel weaves as the Wheel wills”. We humans can plan and plot all we want, but Nature  (or should I say Gaia?) never fails to throw a wretch into our machinations.

Solar Eclipse

Still, let us enjoy this picture of the eclipse. How I wish I could see it in real life.

9 Responses to “The Ironies of Life”

  1. So, where was this eclipse supposed to take place?

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    Stifler Reply:

    On the 22nd of July, between 8 am to 9 am, +8 GMT time.

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  2. Damn high and mighty Aes Sedai. I rage at thee! Make me slug my way through 12 books and then your author dies!

    DO YOU HEAR ME JORDAN!!!!

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    Stifler Reply:

    You do not anger an Aes Sedai, lest you bring the mountain down upon your head. The Wheel weaves as the Wheel wills, and it had decided to take the Creator from us far too early. But it has spun someone into the Weave to take his place. We can only hope that he can measure up to the shoes of whom he will be filling.

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  3. Friend. you need a tagbox dude.

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    Stifler Reply:

    No, I don’t. I find tagboxes to be annoying. Besides, more often than not I would have to end up deleting stupid messages and tags by people who think that I need “help” in my sex life or something.

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  4. loller…. looks like your blog has been targeted… mine so far had a few one – off incidents… so i don’t have any problems…

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    Stifler Reply:

    Well, no one has actually sent me a tag with something like that before, but there’s no point in giving them the chance to, right? If you build it, they will come. It’d be best if I didn’t give them the chance to do such things in the first place, don’t you think?

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  5. Yea. I guess you have a point too.

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