Darkness is not Weird or Unusual.
Darkness is forever Eternal.
Forever the same loving sweet force.
For you, it will never change.
That is why it is Eternal Darkness.
Eternal Darkness can never be Evil.
But you can be.
You can be Weird.
You can be Unusual.
You can be ugly as hell as you want.
You can be evil.
Us Night Magicians.
Not all of us are weird, mind you.
Not all of us are different.
In fact, most of us are pretty Good.
Most are by nature sane. sound. diurnal, humble citizens of Tiamat.
Most of us are Ordinary.
But some of us are nocturnal.
Some of us bloom at winter.
Some of us dwell in the depths of the ocean floor.
Some of us are desert foxes and scorpions.
Some of us are polar bears and penguins.
Some of us jungle snakes and pirahnas.
Some of us are ants and termites.
Some of us are elephants and whales.
Some of us flying in the deep blue sky.
Some in the deep blankets of Mother Earth.
Some of us really are just
Born this Way.
Other pines may grow straight in soil.
But some of us just grow in rocks, twisting and turning to survive.
Never straight. Always spiraling. Always dancing. Always so, so alive, in glorious agony.
You might look at us and wonder.
How do they eat?
How do they sleep?
How do they mate?
How do they procreate?
How do they not die?
How in the sacred name of Night have they not died out by now?
But we are not dead.
I'm not dead.
I'm not going anywhere.
You may not love the Weird. Fine.
But do not fear the Weird.
The more you fear it, the more it grows stronger. It will take over you. It will control your very own soul until you become Weird yourself.
You diurnals. Stop waking up at night to kill all the nocturnals. You tire your poor selves. You cannot win us if you cannot sleep. And, in the name of Midnight, you're becoming freaking weird. Relax. Go to sleep. We'll be gone by day.
And you Weird.
Do not hate the Ordinary.
In perfect parallel.
Weird against your Ordinary True Self.
Ordinary against your Weird True Self.
These are all crimes to your soul.
Do not fear the Unusual in you.
It will grow stronger and consume you.
It will avenge you and demand expression in the utmost malapropos times and places.
But in safety and in private.
No one can know what you do in the Dark.
You think I'm Weird.
You think this public ritual is Unusual.
Wait till you see me perform my private rituals. In my most powerful loving self. Where my soul springs out of the abyss to meet the world.
Only you won't.
By all eternity, you will never see me.
Me announcing my glorious True Name.
Me in my private rituals.
No one can. No one will.
No one can know me in the Dark.
Let your inner world be colorful and Diverse.
Viva la Difference.