|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from At the Mountains of Madness by H. P. Lovecraft:
regionís age-long, aeon-dead history, so that we were able to
sketch a hasty but careful map of the salient features - squares,
important buildings, and the like - for guidance in further explorations.
We could soon reconstruct in fancy the whole stupendous thing
as it was a million or ten million or fifty million years ago,
for the sculptures told us exactly what the buildings and mountains
and squares and suburbs and landscape setting and luxuriant Tertiary
vegetation had looked like. It must have had a marvelous and mystic
beauty, and as I thought of it, I almost forgot the clammy sense
of sinister oppression with which the cityís inhuman age and massiveness
and deadness and remoteness and glacial twilight had choked and
At the Mountains of Madness
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Adventure by Jack London:
a cutter; but she's in disgraceful condition. Her rigging is
something queer, and the next sharp squall will bring her head-gear
all about the shop. I watched Noa Noah's face as we sailed past.
He didn't say anything. He just sneered. And I don't blame him."
"Her skipper's rotten bad with fever," Sheldon explained. "And he
had to drop his mate off to take hold of things at Ugi--that's
where I lost Oscar, my trader. And you know what sort of sailors
the niggers are."
She nodded her head judicially, and while she seemed to debate a
weighty judgment he asked for a second helping of tinned beef--not
because he was hungry, but because he wanted to watch her slim,
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Disputation of the Power and Efficacy of Indulgences by Dr. Martin Luther:
9.  Item. Que illa nova pietas Dei et Pape, quod impio et
inimico propter pecuniam concedunt animam piam et amicam dei
redimere, Et tamen propter necessitatem ipsius met pie et dilecte
anime non redimunt eam gratuita charitate?
10.  Item. Cur Canones penitentiales re ipsa et non usu iam
diu in semet abrogati et mortui adhuc tamen pecuniis redimuntur
per concessionem indulgentiarum tanquam vivacissimi?
11.  Item. Cur Papa, cuius opes hodie sunt opulentissimis
Crassis crassiores, non de suis pecuniis magis quam pauperum
fidelium struit unam tantummodo Basilicam sancti Petri?
12.  Item. Quid remittit aut participat Papa iis, qui per