THREAD WHEREIN WE BEG THE PANGOLIN GODS FOR SUCCOUR

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O Thou Forger of the Invisible Particle That Bringeth Havoc, Deliver Us from Beastly Fear.

romanesque architect (pomenitul), Monday, 16 March 2020 12:24 (two months ago) link

We Hath Disrespected the Powerful Pangolin Gods and this is The Terrible Price We Must Pay

ogmor, Monday, 16 March 2020 12:30 (two months ago) link

THE OLD PANGOLIN GODS ARE EVER VIGILANT
THEY WATCH AND WAIT IN THE STILL TWILIGHT OF TIME
HISTORY IS BUT A SPECK OF SAND IN THEIR ETERNAL WAKE
KNOW THIS, AND BE CRADLED UNTO HOLY INOCULATION

romanesque architect (pomenitul), Monday, 16 March 2020 12:37 (two months ago) link

Like many people, the Lele distinguish between ritually pure animals, which can be eaten, and ritually impure animals, which can not. But the pangolin is a conundrum. It resists the prisons of thought, by the sheer virtue of its weirdness. ‘It is scaly like a fish, but it climbs trees. It is more like an egg-laying lizard than a mammal, yet it suckles its young.’ And its young are born singly, like human children, rather than in litters. Other animals are teeming and fecund, but this creature is slow, thoughtful, and still. The pangolin is a moment of calm in the chaos of wild nature, and while chaos can be moulded into order, the pangolin continues under its own peaceful laws, and refuses to submit to any other. As Douglas writes, they embody ‘the limitation on human contemplation of existence.’ They are the unapproachable equals of ourselves.

Among some peoples, it’s forbidden to kill a pangolin. Anti-poaching initiatives in Zimbabwe are trying to reactivate some of these traditions – how can it be anything other than taboo to destroy an animal that’s so mild, and so defenceless against death? But the Lele do kill and eat pangolins – never for their daily sustenance, but only as part of religious rituals. It is outside of the categories of ordinary life, and they are fully aware that what they are killing is a god. ‘Like Abraham’s ram in the thicket and like Christ, the pangolin is spoken of as a voluntary victim. It is not caught, but rather it comes to the village. It is a kingly victim: the village treats its corpse as a living chief and requires the behaviour of respect for a chief on pain of future disaster. The mysteries of the pangolin are sorrowful mysteries.’

ogmor, Monday, 16 March 2020 12:43 (two months ago) link

Fascinating. I hope you won't mind my posting the source:

https://samkriss.com/2019/02/16/for-the-pangolin/

Bonus points for the epigraph.

romanesque architect (pomenitul), Monday, 16 March 2020 12:47 (two months ago) link

I love pangos.

emil.y, Monday, 16 March 2020 15:54 (two months ago) link

Jackie Chan warned us to tread carefully.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0i9HjbdcTM

Sanpaku, Monday, 16 March 2020 15:59 (two months ago) link

Is there an appropriate sacrifice for the pangolin gods? I've got some pistachios and some fruit.

love will keep us apart (Ye Mad Puffin), Monday, 16 March 2020 16:00 (two months ago) link

Pictured: Pangolin Overlord Marching Alongside One of Its Biped Underlings as the Sacred Dust of Septic Defilement Swells to the Sound of Booted Footfalls Across the Four Corners of the Known World

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romanesque architect (pomenitul), Monday, 16 March 2020 16:03 (two months ago) link

pangolins are also bipedal tbf!

strangely hookworm but they manage ream shoegaze poetry (imago), Monday, 16 March 2020 16:14 (two months ago) link

I think the very least we can do is bfttp

ogmor, Monday, 16 March 2020 16:16 (two months ago) link

Only some, it seems.

xp

romanesque architect (pomenitul), Monday, 16 March 2020 16:17 (two months ago) link

o mighty scaly pangolin, humanity turns its lonely eyes to you

love will keep us apart (Ye Mad Puffin), Monday, 16 March 2020 16:21 (two months ago) link

between / dusk and day they have not un- / chainlike machine- / like form and / frictionless creep of a thing / made graceful by adversities, con- // versities. To explain grace / requires a curious hand.

woof, Monday, 16 March 2020 16:30 (two months ago) link

:)

romanesque architect (pomenitul), Monday, 16 March 2020 16:31 (two months ago) link

I HAVE A PANGOLIN
I PRAISE IT ALL NIGHT LONG

Vaguely Threatening CAPTCHAs, Monday, 16 March 2020 20:44 (two months ago) link

pangolin wind, my favorite rod stewart song

ooga booga-ing for the bourgeoisie (voodoo chili), Monday, 16 March 2020 20:48 (two months ago) link

Youuuuuuuuu touch me
I fear the SARS of pangolins

ogmor, Monday, 16 March 2020 20:52 (two months ago) link

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Mighty Pholidota, space traveling pangolin of the Outer Reaches - I throw myself upon your cosmic claws.

Elvis Telecom, Monday, 16 March 2020 20:56 (two months ago) link

Listen to the pangolin rain
A sad song, driftin' low

love will keep us apart (Ye Mad Puffin), Monday, 16 March 2020 21:23 (two months ago) link

RENOUNCE THE PANGOLIN USURPERS

WE HAVE RISEN FROM THE ASHES TO RECLAIM OUR DIVINE CATHEDRA

WE ARE THE CHIROPTERA

LET OUR FATHOMLESS VOICES RESOUND THROUGH YOUR NEURAL CAVITIES

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romanesque architect (pomenitul), Wednesday, 18 March 2020 12:35 (two months ago) link

why has this terrible squeaking interrupted our pangolin worship

El Tomboto, Wednesday, 18 March 2020 12:36 (two months ago) link

Why not both?

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Sanpaku, Wednesday, 18 March 2020 12:39 (two months ago) link

P: THE OLD PARIAH SHALL NEVER BE COUNTENANCED BY OUR ALL-SEEING ELDERS

B: THE UNHALLOWED HYMEN OF YORE SHALL BE THRUST INTO THE FAITHLESS PIT

romanesque architect (pomenitul), Wednesday, 18 March 2020 12:43 (two months ago) link

two weeks pass...

God exists!

Identifying SARS-CoV-2 related coronaviruses in Malayan pangolins

Elvis Telecom, Saturday, 4 April 2020 02:13 (one month ago) link

I'm gonna pray to both, just to be sure

sleeve, Saturday, 4 April 2020 02:16 (one month ago) link


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