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It started with:
"And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood; And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind.
Revelation 6:12-17" ...I knew it was going to be a trip. And oh what a trip Sixth Seal is.
What a crazy read Sixth Seal is. The writers complete candor makes for a engrossing yet disturbing read. The blog consists of entries from hbpoh and veritas (a.k.a. Mr. Foaf) and the content from both is VERY different. All of veritas’ entries reveal his strong drug experimentation, of which he gives great detail. He talks about various drugs in his ‘trip reports’. They are very disconcerting but it does make for great reading. It was like reading ‘trainspotting’. Unbelievable stuff!
Hbpoh is a more typical blogger. With entries about: restaurants, wrestling, trips, vacations, depression, Monash University Clayton Campus, Melbourne, school , SexPo, bills, urinal photos, tennis anyone?, Explosive Diarrhea, Magnum Ice Cream bars and of course his girlfriend. I really enjoyed his writing. He documents his events well with photos, some are rewarding, some disgusting, some artsy…photos say so much. A Funny entry was entitled “Proof that candy bananas are evil”. Want to know why? Read the blog. :P
My favourite quote:
“Unix is the only thing I know of that can reduce a grown man to tears. Manly tears, that is…”
The author also experiments with substances:
"I was in the mood for some weed so I decided to sample some Australian hydroponically grown cannabis sativa to determine the THC concentrations present in a typical gram bag. All for the furtherment of science of course. I'm selfless that way. *preens*"
Veritas on Heroin:
“its the feeling of picnics and reading books and eating cheese cake and nice weather and mom taking care of you when you're sick and i've got it! its the feeling of being a kid, where there are no real problems, only little ones, and you don't need to do anything, you just hang around and feel comfortable and they're parents there to take care of you. damn, thats what it feels like. return to childhood. its the feeling of waking up on a saturday morning to the smell of french toast and you just lie around in bed waiting for your mom to call you down to eat breakfast and you've had a great nites sleep and the only thing you want to do is read a good book, a safe book where there are no great problems and everything turns out to be okay in the end. jesus, you just don't get this feeling anymore after you grow up. no wonder people get addicted to this shit. it's really comfortable” .
This blog is an experience. Never before have I felt such a deep impact from reading a blog. If a blog is meant to share an experience then Sixth Seal delivers.
Huai's a student in Melbourne who started up his weblog in April of 2002. Since then, sixthseal.com has been very consistently updated with the happenings of Huai.
The site's design is very basic. There's a light blue table on the left with the naviagation portion of the menu, which is very simple to use. And to the right is the weblog. The main page features a photo of the day (POTD) at the top of the page. It's not exactly a photo of the day, however, but more like a photo of the week. That's not really a major concern of mine, but I could certainly see how readers could get disappointed with the photo not being updated daily like one would assume.
The majority of the entries are simple to read updates of what's going on in Huai's life - dorm life, his social life, how his classes are going, etc. It's fun to read through the progress of the school year and the entertaining mishaps that get written about.
A nice touch to this weblog was the introduction of posting pictures from time to time. While the POTD might not be updated on a regular basis, Huai does a good job of peppering in pictures that he's taken with his digital camera throughout a good portion of his entries. Doing that breaks up the constant text and gives the readers something more than just words.
Is this a site I'd visit again? Personally, no. Is it one I'd suggest to those in college perhaps experiencing the same thing that Huai is going through? Certainly. And I'd even go as far as saying you should at least check it out once - perhaps you'll find the connection that makes you want to keep coming back.
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