“So, you just like… showed up?” I ask. I dangle my legs from the edge of the billboard, like a kid balancing on a tree branch. It's morning now, and the walrus is still here up in the sky, and so am I, down on whatever is left of the planet.
“Is that so weird?” the walrus says. “You just showed up one day, too.”
“It’s different. My mother had me. There’s a biological explanation as to why I am here. You just… popped into existence on the Earth’s atmosphere. There’s no law of nature to explain you.”
“Well, now there is,” the walrus says. It hovers upside down over the cemetery of metal and rubble that is New York City, eyes on me. I mean. Of course eyes on me. It’s literally just me and him left in the world, who else will he look at?
“I don’t follow.”
“There’s nothing that says that matter attracts matter, for example, or that apes procreate and give birth to other apes,” the walrus says. “It just is, and humans made observations and created laws based on the patterns they perceived. That’s what a law of nature is, it’s not like C++ coding where it’s written somewhere that things behave a certain way and so they are bound to that previous code. The code comes after, it’s reverse-engineering of reality by the part of people to make sense of chaotic energy around them. Do you follow?”
“Not even slightly, no. But I’m entertained.”
A crow lands on top of the billboard lights over my head, then flies away again. Down under I spot coyotes threading through the lines of abandoned cars, feasting on corpses.
“I’m saying, humans had never been exposed to a walrus popping up in their atmosphere before, therefore there had never been a need to include walrus-popping-into-existence into any sort of theory that aims to explain and make sense of reality,” the walrus says. “But now there is. So figure it out, stupid.”
“So there is a natural law involving walrus popping into existence, and we just didn't know about it?”
The walrus shakes its head, patient like an ancient chess master teaching a kid. “You’re missing the ocean for the walruses.”
“There are no laws. Gravity is not a fundamental truth of the universe. Atoms don’t really exist. Any kind of order introduced in the universe was placed there by humans to begin with.”
“Hey, you stole that from Cormac McCarthy.”
“There’s actually a natural law of the uni... keep reading on reddit ➡
Alberta definitely does.
Reposting for an acquaintance and because it sounds pretty amazing:
Back in 1991, when I was 13, before going on a trip, I took out some paperbacks from the library. One was about the military testing weaponized creatures by unleashing them on an unsuspecting civilian town. I remember the creators of these creatures plundered the local cemetery for the genetic material to recreate the faces of the deceased. The strategy being that if the creatures had the faces of dead friends and loved ones, the element of psychological terror would aid the weapons. I'm a little fuzzy about what the creatures looked like but I think they were big, black, walrus-like creatures with a horn or blade of some sort growing out of their head and of course, they had the faces of dead people.
If I remember correctly, the story centered around a family whose mother had recently died so there's a scene where the creature with the mom's face is attacking her children.
Eventually, the military realizes their test is out of control and it becomes a race for the townsfolk to escape the town before bombs are dropped to eradicate the creatures and cover up the failed test.
Does this nutso story sound familiar to anyone?
What I really miss from the old world is pizza. That’s what I miss.
There were billions of us. Then one by one they all fell.
Then there were 5 of us.
Now there’s me.
When there were 5, it was me, Mark, Jessica, Joe and Elli.
Elli was the first to go.
We were barricaded in a derelict apartment building in what used to be New York City. The world had gone mad a year before. A post-apocalyptic hellscape just like we used to make shows and movies about, except it wasn’t zombies or nuclear weapons that did it.
It was the giant walrus in the sky.
People were amazed when it first showed up. Hypnotized. Then one by one they all went mad. Something about the walrus. It messed with their heads. Made them kill themselves, a mixture of awe and horror in their faces as they plunged the knives in their throats or pulled the trigger or jumped off the roof.
Like what they had seen was simultaneously terrifying and absolutely perfect.
What that thing was? What they saw when they looked at the walrus? Only those who looked could tell. And they’re not here anymore.
Elli – our hunter – was the first to go. By accident. He was out trying to find some food, the usual post- apocalyptic routine, we all had our roles. And he heard a bird call and he looked up. Reflex. Didn’t even think about it.
He never made it home. We saw through the window. Cut his own body in half with his hunting knife.
Mark and Jessica saw it reflected on the broken glass window one night. I raced into the room just in time to see them laughing as they grabbed the shotgun. First Mark – BANG! Off with his head.
Then Jessica grabbed it from his dead hands.
“No, don’t do it, Jessica, don’t –”
And she was gone too.
Joe decided. His was a choice. His choice. I can respect that.
One night, just me and him, provisions running out, us eating spoiled canned meat and grilled cockroaches around the fire in the fourth floor of the building… I was telling him how I missed pizza and how I wish we could find some and he just looked up at me with tears in his eyes and said: “I’m going to look at it. I can’t live like this anymore.”
I didn’t protest. I watched him walk to the edge of the apartment, where the outer wall would be – the building front had long collapsed, so he stood in a sort of improvised ledge, no roof over his head, bathed in moonlight, looking down at the city at first. And then he looked up.
For a long time he just stared.
Then he turned back to me, the all-too-familiar ma... keep reading on reddit ➡
Everything is mint save for velcro, everything has a box, I do not have manuals with the jupiter or julia though.
Mostly looking for a comprehensive fuzz like an alpha haunt, but open to offers.
Dreaming of a palisades V2 or Walrus Audio Iron Horse V2.
Open to offers and can +/- cash, mini tuner/patch cables to even stuff out.
Boss RV-500 - $280 shipped. Has one strip of Velcro, a few months old and looks new. I just received a Big Sky and am looking for a simpler reverb for my chain. This thing is beautiful, but with the Big Sky don't have the use or space for a big box.
Fender Blues Junior IV in Western Tolex (Mint, Open Box) - $580 with split shipping costs. Local pickup or meet-up in Oklahoma or North Texas. So I JUST bought this off Sweetwater and it sounds and looks absolutely great. But I am an idiot and it turns out I need something much more quiet! So going to get a solid state and probably hate myself for getting rid of this later.
Walrus Audio Voyager - $120 Shipped. This a solid OD pedal, I just want to date other OD pedals because I haven't got to play with many.
El Musico Loco Blisterlily - $130 Shipped. Same thing as Voyager. Really hoping to try a Longsword or Dagger.
OBNE LE Expression Slider - This is more of a feeler or something I will throw in towards a pedal I really want.
Happy New Year!! Doing a little early spring cleaning. Rough cash values included for reference!
Mr. Black Thunderclaw ($130)- crunchy grainy handbuilt distortion from Portland, Oregon’s well regarded Mr. Black.
Fuzz Peaks 2 ($180ish)- The Ferrari of Russian muff style pedals! This thing is rad and tweakable to a crazy extent. The self oscillation footswitch is absolutely wild. Original box included
Walrus Julia v1 ($135)- you know this one. Simple, great sounding chorus. Teal gear hero version 1! Original box included
Black Mass 1312 Drive ($110)- perfect rat style circuit with EIGHT (8!!!) clipping options! Absolutely the last rat you’ll need. Original box included
Feeler: Empress Zoia ($450)- insanely powerful multifx pedal. A bit of a learning curve on the interface but the effects sound great and there’s a myriad of user-made patches available on parchstorage! I kinda want more time with this but haven’t jived with it yet personally.
Let me know if you need photos and as always happy to provide references from the community!
Strymon Flint - TRADED!!
*Strymon Ola is in fantastic condition with no box. *Strymon Zuma is only a few days old with box and all accessories.
I also have:
*Boss SD-1 like new no box
*Boss TU-3 like new no box
*Dispatch Master v1 with box like new
*Dispatch Master v2 like new
*TimeFactor like new with power supply
*Boss DS-1 and Boss NS-2 like new with box and all items
*Caroline Hawaiian Pizza CCCP edition with box
*Caroline Meteore Camo edition with box
*Caroline Somersault light purple rainbow edition like new but no box
Looking for these items in order of preference:
-Walrus Fathom/Walrus ARP-87
-Any other delays (besides Boss) that could be considered a compliment or used as a stand-alone delay.
-EHX Crayon (anything similar)
-I would even consider a used Fender Telecaster in good condition. We can work out a multi trade option, I know this is not likely but I figured I’d throw that option out there. -I also would sell anything for cash, PM for value. All of my values would include shipping.
Hell I’m pretty relaxed so anything else you think I might want, no big box pedals though. I’m set on Tremolo/Vibrato/fuzz.
Thanks guys! Happy New Years, and hopefully 2021 is going better already now!
I was watching season 4 when I noticed Connie say something about the self-harm walrus when she was talking with Jessy. Its a very quick mention and is not brought up again. This could be foreshadow for the season 5 antagonist, They have covered Depression and anxiety, I assume self-harm is next even though it is a sad/tough topic. Anyone think that's foreshadowing for season 5?
I have a Walrus Slö and a Boss DD500 up for trade, I love both, but have other pedals that make them somewhat redundant in my setup.
My biggest desires are a stereo reverb and a stereo looper. Also interested in a v3 Afterneath.
Beyond that, make me some offers.
I was looking at the Julia for a few months before the Eddy came out and I was impressed at the similarities for the price point . Has anyone tried or own both and have insight on the differences between the two? I can’t find a comparison between the two online.