Prophecy

Definitions
  • to foretell, predict or to make predictions.
  • to indicate beforehand.
  • to declare or foretell by or as if by divine inspiration.
  • to utter in prophecy or as a prophet.
  • to make inspired declarations of what is to come.
  • to speak as a mediator between God and humankind or in God’s stead.
  • Archaic. to teach religious subjects.

INT DENNY’S – GRAVEYARD SHIFT

Hidden camera shows Subject One in jeans a flannel and a leather jacket sitting in a booth with Agent M. Camera is held by someone sitting next to Agent M. Both of their faces are blurred out.

Scene begins mid conversation, Subject one, dressed in nondescript jeans and flannel is explaining something to Agent M. Camera shot is hidden camera style from a person sitting next to Agent M., both mens faces are blurred out.

::SUBJECT ONE::

p.No, no, no… Look, let me try to explain this differently. Ok, so words have meaning, but sometimes more then one right? So what happens when one of those earlier meanings is lost, or at least later misunderstood? You know, like, they don’t use that meaning anymore so people forget about it. Think about making pop culture references for example. Shit like uh, Howdy Doody is going to make a lot of sense to people who were 12 years old in 1955, but if you were growing up in the 80’s probably not going to be to likely you’ll know who that is. Prophecy is notoriously nonspecific and vague. What if it just seems that way because the meaning isn’t understood until after an event has occurred?

::AGENT M::
Are you going to get to the part to where you explain why you were pulled over in what would otherwise by routine traffic stop carrying two hundred and fifty birds in your car? You’re file says they were, uh, Superb Starlings?

::SUBJECT ONE::

Look, the birds, yeah, that shit seems stupid I’ll give you that, but let me explain. I’m getting to that I promise. Ok,

::AGENT M::

Fine, just get to the point.

::SUBJECT ONE::

So there’s this thing about people not understanding what they’re really looking at when they are describing what they’re writing down, what they’re transcribing, what they’re “predicting”, so to speak. So, anyway, what if, what they’re seeing is what happens, then to some degree that would mean that it has already occurred, right? Like, you’re not so much predicting something that is going to happen as much as you are remembering something that already has happened. Is there an opportunity to change something after it’s happened? Are there such things as second chances? Well?

::AGENT M::
Oh, well yeah I suppose I believe that people deserve a second chance if they’ve made a mistake.

::SUBJECT ONE::

It’s not really a question of whether they deserve it or not. It’s about is it possible. Religions the world over have wrestled with the concept of redemption, but the creatures of the night have a different take on things. Many, uh, many people, have a hard time coming to grasp becoming something only whispered a night to scare children, things they always associated with the devil, so they have their own rationalizations, reasons and religious explanations for for things that that would have curled their toes. These beliefs are based on a small variety of aprophal, or extra-religious texts.
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The Book of Nod is the most famous of these apocryphal, prophetic texts. Believed to be many the story of Caine, it for-casts a bleak future for all the childer of Caine. What if the Book of Nod was not what it appeared to be though, what if it were rather a fragrant of a larger missing text?

Long before the legends and sagas of the earliest tales of human history begin, more then two thousand years before the birth of Abraham in the City of Ur, a rebellious young girl is chosen from among her people to become the wife of a great man, the Priest-King. Athkatla, was her name. Ascending the steps of the mighty ziggurat where her husband dwelt her name vanishes from history, fragments of her story filter down through the ages on a collection of crumbling, cuneiform tablets. Beyond her name, and a vague description of her betrothed almost nothing of who she, or her husband, truly were.

A word in the right ear could mean the difference between victory and defeat on the battlefield, on the campaign trail or in the conference room. Words have changed the course of history. The city state of Carthage was destroyed in 146 B.C. by the Roman Legions, but the resulting devastation was due to words shouted in the Imperial Senate. Appianus Alexandrinus, an Roman Senator, gives witness to Cato the Elder’s tireless campaign against the Carthaginians. Appianus claimed Cato was to have ended almost all of his speeches with, “Carthage must be destroyed and all its population exterminated.” Why was Cato so staunch an advocate of the campaign to have Carthage destroyed? Carthage was in many ways a model of urban culture at the time of its destruction. History tells us that the ensuing war may have had something to do with the bloodthirsty religious rites of Ba’al Hammon. Rumors circulated of human, and even child sacrifice, but this is based on the claims of a Roman slave, a Greek historian named Polybius, the claims of other chroniclers indicate a more mercantile incentive. This second event is much more clearly understood then the first because the Romans were such meticulous record keepers. The principal figures are all well known to history, the names of locations of unambiguous, but still, there is enough uncertainty as to the real causes of the war.

What could any of this possibly have to do with a gypsy, a couple of vampire’s, a seriously dirty cop and a crazy, psycho blood witch in Houston Texas?

Like a joke...