June 10, 2017 at 2:45 pm #16550
My phone rings. An unknown number–I know what this means.
“I heard you received a call from him.” I ask “Horace?” tentatively. “Do not play games with me.” His accent his thick, hard to understand. A cross between Russian and Dracula. He asks me if I thought about what Horace had asked of me.
I explain to him that I had, that I had ended contact with my confidant, that I can’t be weighed down by my feelings and emotions any longer. I want to see results, I want to get things done. I’ve embraced my scientific, logical, engineer side–and I am ready.
He tells me I’m doing well–it’s a good start. This will go deeper. I have to stay rigid and must not give myself to the weaknesses of the heart.
Then The Russian asks if his son or daughter in law has asked me similar things. I think for a moment, reflecting on my interactions with them. I’ve barely spoken to Noah, and I can’t recall Sarah ever asking anything of me, beyond being a model for her photography session. So I tell the Russian that neither have requested anything similar to their Father’s request.
He thinks for a moment and then tells me he enjoyed my video. The one for The System. He tells me that it first caught Horace’s eye. But Noah and Sarah’s interest is not good. They have alliance with their so-called “Crown Prince” is one he is cautious about. Noah has his own agenda. Plus, he is a drunk, and Sarah is a cheating whore. He asks me to keep this between us, he doesn’t want Horace to find out he’s saying these things. While Horace wouldn’t disagree, The Russian would hate to dishonor him. I tell him, I won’t tell Horace. But I’ll keep this in my back pocket, in case I need it one day.
He continues, telling me I must prove to be on Horace’s side if I want to be called upon to serve him. And I’m not to let Noah or Sarah try to sway me.
“Never confuse what side you are actually on.”June 10, 2017 at 2:49 pm #16551Meghan MayhemParticipant
…The Crown Prince, aye?
So are we basically feeling that Horace is loyal to the old Gods and Noah/Sarah are loyal to the new Gods? And therein lies the “where is the disconnect” between them when it’s clear they want similar things?June 10, 2017 at 2:52 pm #16552CaraParticipant
@taysavestheday I both admire you for taking such a strong stance and worry that it might lead you down a bad path. Logic is a valuable tool but sometimes it’s best to follow your instincts… they’re there for a reason.June 10, 2017 at 2:59 pm #16553LiaParticipant
Not looking forward to what “proving yourself” looks like, @taysavestheday. I guess we’ll know more in 24 hours about what these guys really want. I mean, unless everything goes smoothly tomorrow.June 10, 2017 at 3:00 pm #16554
@chrysalis359, thank you. To me, instinct is just accumulated experience. Instinct is how you respond to instantaneous decisions, while thought, reflection, and forecasting is a more optimal way to handle decisions you have a movement to think about. That’s why I thank Horace for giving me some time to really consider my actions, forecast different outcomes (as difficult as that was), and to consider if this is something I can live myself after doing. He didn’t give me two minutes to decide, he gave me ample time. In other words, it wasn’t my shadow, my unconscious mind–it was me through thought and reason making this decision.June 10, 2017 at 3:01 pm #16555Brad RuweParticipant
Stay strong @taysavestheday. It’s interesting to hear Horace and “The Russian” are at odds. I wonder if The Russian drives a Prius? I mean he doesn’t sound like the sort to drive one, but maybe he’s just really cost efficient? And that’s how he got the finances to be an investor?June 10, 2017 at 3:02 pm #16556
@lilmsfancpants, good luck tomorrow. I wonder what they want as well. Motivations are important to understand a person.June 10, 2017 at 3:06 pm #16557
@nothenrygale, I didn’t get the sense that The Russian and Horace were at odds. My interpretation was that The Russian wanted to check in on me, as The Investors did with @theladyj, to see what decision I made and where I stand. He provided me with a little advice, and his main goal was simply collecting information and distributing information accordingly.June 10, 2017 at 3:08 pm #16558Brad RuweParticipant
@taysavestheday Ahh, my bad. I lumped in Horace with his issues with Noah and Sarah.June 10, 2017 at 3:09 pm #16559CaraParticipant
@taysavestheday So you can’t trust Noah. You can’t trust iConfidant. Who can you trust? I suppose you can only trust yourself.June 10, 2017 at 3:10 pm #16560Buz WallickModerator
Motivations are important to understand a person.
Once you understand a person or group or persons motivations everything else will begin to click in place. It all falls from that bit of understanding.June 10, 2017 at 3:22 pm #16561KevinParticipant
@taysavestheday Does the Russian sound like or seem like the Man with the Stick? Can you tell if they’re different people?June 10, 2017 at 3:25 pm #16562
@kevin, this man had a completely different accent than my Stick Man. They are different people.June 10, 2017 at 3:28 pm #16563Buz WallickModerator
Okay so Russian guy and Stickman are two very different people. I feel like we keep getting them confused.
Why on earth would they have two people that sound similar?June 10, 2017 at 3:38 pm #16564ChrisParticipant
A bit more clarification– if we’re separating the Russian and the Stick Man in our minds, do we have a clear sense of which one of them was on the recorded call with Darren?
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