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Darth Eggplant
07-06-2002, 05:32 PM
:jawa 7 House 19 Mol:jawa
Saturday July 6th 2002

Today's date in the Land of the Dead.

Ever wonder who or what
that motif is in the background
of the Grim Fandango Network?
That is the Aztec Calendar Wheel
known as the Fifth Sun.
It charts the passage of Time
and cosmic events here in the
5th and final creation of the world.
The Aztec culture believed
their world began on the calendar date
of 13 Reed(1011 AD) and they believed
their world would end on the calendar
date of 4 Movement.
To ensure this apocalypse
never happened, the priest cast
and their entire civilization
kept themselves busy with warfare,
human sacrifices, and blood offerings
to the sun, to prevent this calamity
from ever coming to pass.
Ironically enough
the Spanish Conquistador
Hernan Cortes met with
Aztec ruler Montezumma
on a calendar date of
4 Movement.

Darth Eggplant
07-07-2002, 01:41 PM
:jawa 8 Lizard 0 Chen:jawa
Sunday July 7th 2002

*if you are curious to know
what calendar day it was
when you were born according
to the Sacred Almanac,
send me a private message
and I will calculate
the date for you.
also take into account
time zones. I live in
North American EST*

Darth Eggplant
07-08-2002, 01:46 PM
:jawa 9 Serpent 1 Chen:jawa
Monday July 8th 2002

Darth Eggplant
07-09-2002, 07:41 PM
:jawa 10 Death 2 Chen:jawa
Tuesday July 9th 2002

Tall Guy
07-10-2002, 05:25 AM
hows the site coming along btw? it is you who was thinking of doing a site wasn't it?

Darth Eggplant
07-10-2002, 10:27 PM
:jawa 11 Deer 3 Chen:jawa
Wednesday July 10th 2002

Darth Eggplant
07-11-2002, 01:07 PM
:jawa 12 Rabbit 4 Chen:jawa
Thursday July 11th 2002

07-11-2002, 07:21 PM
Dude, I'm not following this date thing.

Darth Eggplant
07-12-2002, 01:26 PM
:jawa 13 Water 5 Chen:jawa
Friday July 12th 2002

Mesoamerican time keeping.
(see post at thread beginning)

Grim Fandango amongst other things
is based upon Mayan and Aztec art.
Well the background of this Forum
depicts the calendar stone called
the 5th Sun it is the age in which
we now are living. The Aztec, Mayan
and originally the OLmec's meassured
time with 2 sets of calendars.

The Sacred Almanac
a calendar consisting of 260 days.
(two gears turning together
the small gear having the numbers
1 to 13 on it. The larger gear having
20 symbols the things Aztec's
considered vital to good health
and survival. When these 2 gears
turned, it took 260 days
for one complete cycle
to repeat itself.)

and The Vague Year
a calendar consisting of 365 days.
(one gear with 365 symbols on it
a year consisting of 18 months
each having 20 days to it,
with a 5 day period called
Uayeb or the sleep at the end
making it 365 days long.

These two calendars or 3 gears
all turn together to chart out
the date in time. While we say
as in this post:
Friday July 12th 2002
they would have said:
13 Water 5 Chen

*and like in Baron Maunchausen
they would have said
it was tea time too.*

these calendars rotating together
took 52 years to complete one cycle
and the Aztec and Mayan people KNEW
the solar year was 365 1\4 days long
but it messed up the symetry of their
wheel so do not believe in Feb 29th
at all. (anyone born that day did not
and do not exist to the Mesoamerican
the wheel calculations therefore
every 52 years have to have 13 days
added to make Mesoamerican time
and the cosmic clock align.

at any rate based upon knowing
certain historic dates
and having WAY TOO much time
on my hands I can tell any forum
member who cares to know,
what day it is now
in the land of the dead.

so now you know.

Darth Eggplant
07-13-2002, 01:40 PM
:jawa1 Dog 6 Chen:jawa
Saturday July 13th 2002

*any guesses on what
tomorrows date will be?
remember you have to think
like a schewuan vegetable
or a blood thirsty maniac
to get it right.*

Darth Eggplant
07-14-2002, 01:05 PM
:jawa 2 Monkey 7 Chen:jawa
Sunday July 14th 2002

Darth Eggplant
07-15-2002, 06:46 PM
:jawa 3 Grass 8 Chen:jawa
Monday July 15th 2002
*Grim Fandango Network
4th anniversary\birthday*

let every post you make today
reflect this most wonder of wonders
and Metallus,
Tall Guy,
(and any long standing member)
of this forum & network
thank you for putting up
with all us newbies.
I am sure at times you must
cringe as we post and repost
ideas that were already
kicked around by old vets
like yourself.

Darth Eggplant
07-16-2002, 01:06 PM
:jawa 4 Reed 9 Chen:jawa
Tuesday July 16th 2002

Darth Eggplant
07-17-2002, 01:23 PM
:jawa 5 Jaguar 10 Chen:jawa
Wednesday July 17th 2002

Darth Eggplant
07-19-2002, 02:12 PM
:jawa 7 Vulture 12 Chen:jawa
Friday July 19th 2002

(the forum was offline a bit
yesterday and I was busy today
so thursday came and went.
It was 6 Eagle 11 Chen
however, just to put
your minds at ease:jawa

Darth Eggplant
07-20-2002, 08:17 PM
:jawa 8 Movement 13 Chen:jawa
Saturday July 20th 2002

Darth Eggplant
07-21-2002, 06:38 AM
:jawa 9 Flint Knife 14 Chen:jawa

Darth Eggplant
07-23-2002, 02:02 AM
*remembering your password is good,
never write the silly things down.*
anyways today EST is now Tuesday,
so missed all of monday.
And I have been busy
at Calaverablanca,
so a post for the week.

Monday July 22nd
:jawa 10 Rain 15 Chen

Tuesday July 23rd
:jawa 11 Flower 16 Chen

Wednesday July 24th
:jawa 12 Aligator 17 Chen

Thursday July 25th
:jawa 13 Wind 18 Chen

Friday July 26th
:jawa 1 House 19 Chen

and Saturday July 27th 2002
:jawa 2 Lizard 0 Yax

now I am caught up for week.
and if you do not see me posting,
and for some of you this will be
appreciated.:D I have not gone anywhere
just busy at Calaverablanca.

07-23-2002, 04:24 AM
I look forward to seeing what you come up with next.

Darth Eggplant
07-24-2002, 02:14 AM
this is all according to Mayan\Aztec
cosmic events I make none of these
weird names up, this is how they
told time or at least how they
told dates.
like man I have to go to the dentist
on 4 Rabbit 10 Zip,

it is just the way.

07-24-2002, 11:28 AM
I'm talking about your website, dummy. :rolleyes: :D

Tall Guy
07-24-2002, 10:00 PM
14/17 posts by the same person....this is really a spam thread in disguise aint it!! :D:D:D

hows the site coming along btw Darth?

Darth Eggplant
08-10-2002, 01:37 AM
site is coming along fine
will be updating sat aug 10th
around mid est tune in then for loads
of new stuff, have been offline
for long time, and have gotten behind on days, my site has a day of the dead portion
so I will be posting dates there;
it will not hurt my feelings if mod's lock
this thread out. it was just runner up
to my site.
very happy to be back posting again.:D

Darth Eggplant
08-12-2002, 01:01 AM
:jawa starting Monday aug 12th
and through until the end of august

5 Flint Knife 16 Yax
6 Rain 17 Yax
7 Flower 18 Yax
8 Aligator 19 Yax
9 Wind 0 Zac
10 House 1 Zac

*actuallly this is only til next
saturday august 17th, 2002*

Darth Eggplant
08-20-2002, 01:47 AM
sun aug 18th

11 lizard 2 Zac

mon aug 19th

12 Serpent 3 Zac

tues aug 20th

13 Death 4 Zac

wed aug 21st

1 Deer 5 Zac

thurs aug 22nd

2 Rabbit 6 Zac

*warning 2 Rabbit
is suppose to be
a very unlucky date,
the worst of all.
and just for the record
other unlucky days
are any days starting with
4,5,6,8 or 9.*

fri aug 23rd

3 Water 7 Zac

sat aug 24th

4 Dog 8 Zac

sun aug 25th

5 Monkey 9 Zac

mon aug 26th

6 Grass 10 Zac

tues aug 27th

7 Reed 11 Zac

wed aug 28th

8 Jaguar 12 Zac

thurs aug 29th

9 Eagle 13 Zac

fri aug 30th

10 Vulture 14 Zac

sat aug 31st

11 Movement 15 Zac

Darth Eggplant
08-29-2002, 12:29 AM
the daily horoscope page
of my fansite calaverablanca
now has today's date
along with pictures of what
the symbols look like
so Mod's any time you wish
to make space on the forum
lock this puppy up and flush it,
to make room for something else.

Tall Guy
08-29-2002, 05:38 AM
You might want to add a link to the site in your sig if you want more traffic.

Darth Eggplant
08-29-2002, 05:59 PM
*insert sound FX of La Parca
hitting DE ie me in his Numb Skull
for not thinking of something
so bloody obvious,
TG you are a super genius!*

Tall Guy
08-29-2002, 06:32 PM
not according to my avatar! :wstupid: