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"If you can't Smile once a day, you're probably Dead." - A Dead Irishman
Coven Master of Sete Diabolica (Coven)
"If you want to learn how to make songs yourself, you take your guitar and your go to where the road crosses that way, where a crossroads is. Get there be sure to get there just a little ' fore 12 that night so you know you'll be there. You have your guitar and be playing a piece there by yourself ... A big black man will walk up there and take your guitar and he'll tune it. And then he'll play a piece and hand it back to you. That's the way I learned to play anything I want."
A deal with the Devil, pact with the Devil, or Faustian bargain is a cultural motif widespread wherever the Devil is vividly present, most familiar in the legend of Faust and the figure of Mephistopheles, but elemental to many Christian folktales. According to traditional Christian belief in witchcraft, the pact is between a person and Satan or any other demon (or demons); the person offers his or her soul in exchange for diabolical favours. Those favours vary by the tale, but tend to include youth, knowledge, wealth, or power. It was also believed that some persons made this type of pact just as a sign of recognizing the Devil as their master, in exchange for nothing. Regardless, the bargain is a dangerous one, for the price of the Fiend's service is the wagerer's soul. The tale may have a moralizing end, with eternal damnation for the foolhardy venturer. Conversely it may have a comic twist, in which a wily peasant outwits the Devil, characteristically on a technical point.
In the delta of the Mississippi River, where Robert Johnson was born, they said that if an aspiring bluesman waited by the side of a deserted country crossroads in the dark of a moonless night, then Satan himself might come and tune his guitar, sealing a pact for the bluesman's soul and guaranteeing a lifetime of easy money, women, and fame. They said that Robert Johnson must have waited by the crossroads and gotten his guitar fine-tuned.
There are many versions of the Crossroads legend. Crossroads magic is particularly pronounced in conjure, rootwork, and hoodoo. In conjure practice, it is said that in order to acquire talent in a particular skill such as playing a musical instrument, throwing dice, or dancing, one may go to a crossroads a certain number of times, either at midnight or just before dawn, and one will meet a "black man," presumably Legba though often mistaken for the Devil, who will bestow upon one the desired skills.
In the folk magic of many cultures, the crossroads is a location where two realms touch and thus represent a place "between worlds" or “neither her nor there” As such, the crossroads is a site where supernatural spirits can be contacted and paranormal events can take place.
The infamous crossroads legend is one that ignites such curiosity. The legend of the crossroads is referenced in many popular songs of the Delta Blues tradition (circa 1900 to 1941). These songs referenced voodoo or its derivative Hoodoo, and the crossroads, explicitly. Robert Johnson sang of “hot foot powder sprinkled all round my door” and Muddy Water(s) referenced “the gypsy woman”, “seventh son”, and the “mojo hand”.
Although Voodoo is often associated with Satanism, Satan is purely an Abrahamic belief and has not been incorporated in Voodoo tradition. When Mississippi Delta folksongs mix references to Voodoo and to Satan, what is being expressed is social pain such as from racism, which is couched in Christian terms and blamed on the devil. Those who practice voodoo do not worship or invoke the blessings of a devil.
In the 1986 film “Crossroads” blues musicians Robert Johnson and Willie Brown sell their souls to a “Mr. Legba” at a Mississippi crossroads. Because of this, the following quote is commonly misrepresented as being made by Robert Johnson. In truth, it was Tommy Johnson who gave an account of how one strikes a deal with Legba in return for guitar playing magick.
Well, that's the Christian version of the crossroads legend. In Voodoo, the legend involves the Guardian of the Crossroads, Papa Legba who is petitioned for favors. Papa Legba is not the devil.
So I recently decided to update my profile. I've been without a laptop since mine will no longer connect to my router even with a Ethernet cable. I went with a theme I have done before with a american horror story theme. I was able to re-use my research and a few images and now the time has come to write about myself. What can I say really besides my history on VR. It still amazes me I was inducted, into my coven at level 20 and now I am the coven master. This site has always been a great past time. I've seen my share of drama and people leave for whatever reasons. And it's just part of VR life. I remember older members used to be very reserved and would never really speak to many others besides thier own group of friends. A few people I knew never really spoke to me but would often message me as if they knew me. I used to find this odd but maybe my reputation on this website precedes me. I remember when I first joined I was on here talking to people literally all day. I would level my accounts just by chatting with other members. I lost interest at some point because my PS3 browser was limiting. I remember a certain Minecraft avatar would always freeze the browser. Eventually I got a hold of a computer. My neighbor had given me. This old computer that ran windows XP, that had belonged to a computer programmer that hung himself. It kinda was creepy being the suicide note was in the computer in the Microsoft word files. It wasn't a fast PC but it made it easier to learn coding. I remember the first coding I learned was the main profile description background for a free profile. And a center code. The center code helped save time coding since the sections would be centered. Later I learned basic font codes and advanced premium profile layout coding which was more complicated. But worth the effort. I learned pretty fast since my coven master was a coding guru and taught me everything I know. I was able to make things look how I had them planned in my head. I knew I was on to to something when other, members would approach me asking if I would code something for them and they would purchase me a premium membership in exchange for making them a background with the transparent boarders. Which was easy enough. But I hated doing this because, I'd honestly rather teach someone to do for themselves. Members would even give me thier passwords like here. Fix it Dray which is extremely dumb. I feel it takes away from having a decorative profile since. Why would you want someone elses work on your page? When I feel it's better to have something with a personal affect. I remember certain members would often steal my coding and I always could tell because. I would use very specific fonts. That stand out when I viewed it. On another members page. I had to yell at people not to take my coding, but when they asked me why I had paid favor just to blind them. I think they knew I wasn't playing games. The most satisfying moment for me was when my coven master returned to VR and had forgotten the basics they taught me. And I had to teach them how to code again. It was like the grasshopper had become the Sensai. It was a privilege to return that favor to her. The reason I stay around here Is to maintain my coven and chat with friends on a social network. Sometimes I have to protect my Coven members or hide members from others. Because my coven has always been a safe space. Free from all drama and I have a system of my own to remove anyone that doesn't stop the bullshit. I've been known to not take crap from anyone on here. Because I really don't give a fuck. Break my coven rules as a regular member and I will trade you faster than a rabbit gets fucked. I know how easily one member can tear apart an entire coven, with never ending bullshit drama that will cause other members to leave or be inactive. I also don't forgive easily. I've been told I have the patience of Jobe, but I don't forget anything because my memory is photographic. If you come to my coven and shit where you eat you won't be allowed back in. My former coven master was very selective about members and did not trust easily. And this wasn't a bad thing from what I have seen lately.
I have been able to maintain a certain level of activity with just a few members. Because one thing I know is that you don't need 20 active members to have a decent coven. Just a few Sires and people that spend enough time here to keep things running smoothly even if it's just me logging in to multiple accounts to earn myself favor. People don't realize that I see everything and I can usually sense if something is up with someone in the coven. Some people just come and go and I try to never trade because of inactive but I am forced to at times due to the blood cost. if I plan to maintain having over a million favor. I actually just see 100k that's useful to me. Since spending it would bring my standing down. I'm often able to make trades by inducting members to accumulate more favor but I really have no need to. Since my coven is capable of running itself with the protocols I have in place. And my former coven master making It what it is today.
I do what I do here because it's my purpose. I was put in the position I am because I could be trusted. Not alot of people can say the same. Or have had the same experiences on this site as I have.