Posted by: nastypen | December 12, 2006

Part of These Worlds

I don’t have friendster. I do have multiply (ooops. I cancelled my account.  Saw no point to it) and myspace. The latter I’m letting it fall into disarray, frankly.

But I joined two online communities. I have accounts at Shelfari and ComicSpace.

Shelfari is an online community that keeps records on your personal library. I like it but it will take me a looooooooooooooong time to compile my entire library. Oha. That means I am a blind buyer when it comes to books.

ComicSpace, on the other hand, is like myspace for comics geeks andcreators and I did not even think about it but just signed up anyway. It’s an online community I defienitely belong to. It’s still embryonic, the site, but they have plans to expand it to host comics onlinewherein other members of comicspace can browse through. What’s more amazing is that I asked Dean Haspiel to be my online friend and he agreed. I love Haspiel’s work especially in the recent Harvey Pekar books. Ok, geekspeak, I better stop.

Anyway, I am happy to be part of these online communities. It would be great to establish contact with like-minded individuals and perhaps learn a thing or two along the way.


Anyway, speaking of belonging to a community, I took a test on where in Dante Alighieri‘s Inferno do I belong to? Interesting answer.


Guarded by the Minotaur, who snarls in fury, and encircled within the river Phlegethon, filled with boiling blood, is the Seventh Level of Hell. The violent, the assasins, the tyrants, and the war-mongers lament their pitiless mischiefs in the river, while centaurs armed with bows and arrows shoot those who try to escape their punishment. The stench here is overpowering. This level is also home to the wood of the suicides- stunted and gnarled trees with twisting branches and poisoned fruit. At the time of final judgement, their bodies will hang from their branches. In those branches the Harpies, foul birdlike creatures with human faces, make their nests. Beyond the wood is scorching sand where those who committed violence against God and nature are showered with flakes of fire that rain down against their naked bodies. Blasphemers and sodomites writhe in pain, their tongues more loosed to lamentation, and out of their eyes gushes forth their woe. Usurers, who followed neither nature nor art, also share company in the Seventh Level.

The Dante’s Inferno Test has banished you to the Seventh Level of Hell!
Here is how you matched up against all the levels:

Am I THAT evil????

Take the Dante Inferno Hell Test

Anyway, it’s a great thing that I don’t believe in Hell. I argued with an Opus Dei friend of mine who said that Hell exists because “God is just.” I rebutted that “Justice is a human concept that changes as history proves it. And God isBEYOND human concept.”

Even the late Pope John Paul II mentioned that “Hell is a state of mind” and not an actual place.

I actually believe more with what Jean Paul Sartre had to say about hell. He simply said “Hell is other people.” I agree totally.


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