found footage from the Backrooms

WashYourHands

Cat Malogen
Liminality is a strange realm. Ephemeral, gradations, temporality, all the Turner and Van Gennep material holds but it def has aged too. Rites of passage? Where are they now? Psychological geography, place from space, the uncanny. Broad in scope, applied it to the built environment you can push it back to Neolithic Turkey’s famous sites
 

WashYourHands

Cat Malogen
Buying heroin in the late 80’s and early 90’s took you into interiors touched on up thread. I don’t have imagery from the inside of demolished council flat blocks but chucked a few old haunts up in Grim Britannia thread. Returning to high doses of opiates in a controlled medical context recently brought a lot of memories back, yet the uncanny has been removed because a devouring hunger to cocoon is no longer in the equation
 

WashYourHands

Cat Malogen
Nah it’s not that reductive, Tea. Imagine living in a certain headspace for years and then revisiting safely. The familiar and the new. If you haven’t been in extremely threatening built environments where your life is on the line day in day out, where your pulse is 133 from scoring adrenaline, then you won’t be able to empathise and I know you indulge in poppy tea

Thread seems to tap into that but as an internet (slender man)/gaming “off map” meta/micro analysis of the meaning of liminal. Humans have a very old relationship with this concept. How can you ignore it?
 

WashYourHands

Cat Malogen
Liminal as in betwixt and between - from the spatially uncanny like a souterrain, to a free party site over a weekend, to where an adolescent becomes an ‘adult’ through a specific rite (think confirmation in Christianity), to Third on the middle class

Corridors of the unknown offer immediate archaic reptile brain‘s mapping capacity underpinning the primate, so even with sensory deprivation like poor lighting your central nervous system focuses and your amygdala boots up rapid. Stratigraphy of human buildings, as in catacombs, cellars, hidden tunnels, transgressive journeys

At a guess
 

Mr. Tea

Shub-Niggurath, Please
Nah it’s not that reductive, Tea. Imagine living in a certain headspace for years and then revisiting safely. The familiar and the new. If you haven’t been in extremely threatening built environments where your life is on the line day in day out, where your pulse is 133 from scoring adrenaline, then you won’t be able to empathise and I know you indulge in poppy tea

Thread seems to tap into that but as an internet (slender man)/gaming “off map” meta/micro analysis of the meaning of liminal. Humans have a very old relationship with this concept. How can you ignore it?
Sorry, previous post sounded pisstakey. I appreciate that you can't help but be taken back to that earlier phase of your life by your present situation.

Speaking of which, I hope your treatment is going well and that you're on the mend soon.
 
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