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Stone
Stream Entrant
Location: Melbourne
Member Since: 13th Jun 2001
Total posts: 2830
Posted:Perhaps it's because fruit bats are flying in each night to nick apples out of the neighbour's tree, but I was just wondering if anyone has a poi totem or familiar.



Like, I was spinning the other night and it just came to me that my poi sounded like an owl's wings flapping, as an owl flies through the forest on moon light night. So, all this made me wonder if anyone has a poi totem or familiar? Like a llama or vegemite sandwich.





If we as members of the human race practice meditation, we can transcend our fear, despair, and forgetfulness. Meditation is not an escape. It is the courage to look at reality with mindfulness and concentration. Thich Nhat Hanh

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Valura
Valura

Mumma Hen
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Member Since: 25th Apr 2002
Total posts: 6391
Posted:yeah.... thats a cool concept... mine would be the little fish at the end of nemo that eats the big one... cause I may be a lil chicken, who is usually very floaty and graceful.... but if Im feeling aggressive my poi style is fast and furious.

the little fish is not what you would expect...
I know that this isnt a typical totem but my mind wandered off...


TAJ "boat mummy." VALURA "yes sweetie you went on a boat, was daddy there with you?" TAJ "no, but monkey on boat" VALURA "well then sweetie, Daddy WAS there with you"

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mech
mech

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: "In your ear"
Member Since: 9th Jun 2003
Total posts: 6207
Posted:mine would be the mythiical bird the phenix, cos from so many life altering changes im still here, flying!

or if i aint allowed that, my totem would be in teh shape of my friends who are my soul, my joy, and my back bone.

if i aint allowed them, then id have a bed totum! cos im lazy!

if i aint allowed taht then id have a duck, cos F!!K a duck this is hard!

laterdays ppl



Step (el-nombrie)

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Narr
Narr

(*) (*) .. for the gnor ;)
Location: sitting on the step
Member Since: 15th Apr 2003
Total posts: 2568
Posted:mine would be..ummmm....some sort of fissh not sure which yet...or a red eyed tree frog, cos they so bloody cute biggrin

she who sees from up high smiles

Patrick badger king: *they better hope there's never a jihad on stupidity*

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Red_RaveN
Neo - Hippie
Location: Sala, Slovakia
Member Since: 8th Jun 2003
Total posts: 358
Posted:definitely a raven: o) I just love ravens, not in poi but anywhere...

Smile.. It confuses people..:)

Wonders never cease as long as you never cease to wonder.

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Pink...?
Pink...?

Mistress of Pink...Multicoloured
Location: Over There
Member Since: 6th Apr 2002
Total posts: 6140
Posted:Mine would be a dragon or someother mythical creature. Mainly because i love mythology and always have ubbangel

Never pick up a duck in a dungeon...

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Rossco
Rossco

Official HoP hobbity potato monster!
Location: Cardiff, The Diffshire
Member Since: 4th Mar 2004
Total posts: 434
Posted:Mine would be a monkey. monkeys are brilliant! biggrin
if not a monkey then a lion or tiger or summat like that, or even an eagle maybe.

AAAAARRRGGGHHH to much choice. i think my totem may end up being rather tall! biggrin

weavesmiley


O.B.E.S.E. Official Potato man.

Remeber kids.... Its all fun and games until someone loses a bol**ck! biggrin

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Dunc
Dunc

playing the days away
Location: The Middle lands
Member Since: 19th Aug 2003
Total posts: 7263
Posted:I'm making a totem pole this year!! I have a massive pine tree in my back garden but it kills nearly everything underneath it so I'm chopping off all the branches and leaving about 15ft (3 metres) of stump ready for carving. Just gotta let it dry out first but hope it doesn't take long.

My poi totem would be socks....or maybe a carved flame


Let's relight this forum ubblove

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Sir_Sheep
Sir_Sheep

old hand
Location: Chester, UK
Member Since: 1st Mar 2003
Total posts: 725
Posted:Need you ask really? ubblol

Spoiling Christmas for small children since 2003.

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vanize
vanize

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Austin, Texas
Member Since: 21st Aug 2001
Total posts: 3899
Posted:my poi totem is winny the poo and piglet too!

(it's true, and has been such since the beginning)


-v-

Wiederstand ist Zwecklos!

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ASTRO FAERIE
ASTRO FAERIE

ummmmmmm.............
Location: Rotherham, UK
Member Since: 4th Mar 2003
Total posts: 724
Posted:Quote:
mine would be..ummmm....some sort of fissh not sure which yet...or a red eyed tree frog, cos they so bloody cute biggrin


We like froggies dont we Narr biggrin

Mine would be hmmmm......something small cos im small.
something slow, cos i don't often go fast with poi, feels nicer slow. But as for an actual animal i cant think right now.....butterfly would be nice tho. biggrin

I love cows, but they aren't really an animal i think u can associate with poi.

Hmmmm will come back later when ive thought about it.


Only when the last tree has died
and the last river has been poisoned
and the last fish has been caught
will we realise that we
cannot eat money.

Cree Indian, 1909

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spritie
spritie

Pooh-Bah
Location: Galveston, TX
Member Since: 9th Sep 2001
Total posts: 2014
Posted:Mine are frogs too, Narr! Actually, a pair of them (stuffed of course). They are at the ends of my practice poi and help me learn cool stuff.

They are surprisingly about the same weight as my fire poi (by pure chance, I know lots of guys that have added weight to theirs, but mine just came out naturally that way).


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Narr
Narr

(*) (*) .. for the gnor ;)
Location: sitting on the step
Member Since: 15th Apr 2003
Total posts: 2568
Posted:maybe we should form a frog lovers association ubblol

ummm ali something small and slow....ummm ..a snail wink tongue

or or a catapillar! yeah yeah cos then iot could turn into a butterfly biggrin...ohh that would make a cool carving biggrin


she who sees from up high smiles

Patrick badger king: *they better hope there's never a jihad on stupidity*

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Kapura Mataaro
Kapura Mataaro

HoP resident longboarder.
Location: Tasmania, Australia
Member Since: 11th Jan 2004
Total posts: 195
Posted:mine would absolutely have to the the (now extinct) tassie tiger, i reckon they are an awesome little creature...like a cross between and wolf and a very peeved dog, they were ornage with black stripes and were wiped out very soon after they started eating the sheep livestock here in tassie....they are very cool, LOOK THEM UP!!

"surely a longboarding fire spinner should have no trouble getting some action!"- NYC....

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simian
simian

110% MONKEY EVERY TIME ALL THE TIME JUST CANT STOP THE MONKEY
Location: London
Member Since: 11th Oct 2002
Total posts: 3149
Posted:They're the ones loads of people think aren't extinct aren't they?

The ones with jaws that open up to 180 degrees eek


"Switching between different kinds of chuu chuu sometimes gives this "urgh wtf?" effect because it's giving people the phi phenomenon."

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Stone
Stream Entrant
Location: Melbourne
Member Since: 13th Jun 2001
Total posts: 2830
Posted:Great comments. Actually, I was thinking that my flat mate reminded me of a rattlesnake, but hey, that's another story wink

KM and simian, Tassie tigers are most probably extinct, though boffins are gathering DNA from museum specimens to do a Jurassic Park. There are also rumours that big cats inhabiting most Australian National parks.

If anyone is interested in Totem Animals then they might find this celtic art site useful. The following is an extract:

Finding your Totem Animals: It is believed that each of us is born with 9 animals who bring teachings and messages for greater understanding and insights for our benefit throughout our lifetime. Two of those animals are permanent and never leave us. They are our primary totems and sometimes called Power Animals. They are not necessarily exotic animals and we usually know them by instinct because we are especially attracted to them throughout our lives - sometimes even dreaming about them.

Cheers


If we as members of the human race practice meditation, we can transcend our fear, despair, and forgetfulness. Meditation is not an escape. It is the courage to look at reality with mindfulness and concentration. Thich Nhat Hanh

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Kapura Mataaro
Kapura Mataaro

HoP resident longboarder.
Location: Tasmania, Australia
Member Since: 11th Jan 2004
Total posts: 195
Posted:i think i'd know they were extinct..i only live their ex natural habitat, i didn't realise that your totem animal had to be still around...that sucks.. and i wouldn't be so sure about them being extinct they are "sighted" every year...

"surely a longboarding fire spinner should have no trouble getting some action!"- NYC....

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Stone
Stream Entrant
Location: Melbourne
Member Since: 13th Jun 2001
Total posts: 2830
Posted:Hi Kapura Mataaro. Tasmania, that's the bit at the bottom of Australia, right. Land of Flynt wink



I hope them Tassie tigers are not extinct, but panthers and leopards are "sighted" every year on the main land. So far little proof has been provided.



Where did you get the bit about totem animals still having to be around? Dragons are probably also extinct, but are still regarded as sacred animals.




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If we as members of the human race practice meditation, we can transcend our fear, despair, and forgetfulness. Meditation is not an escape. It is the courage to look at reality with mindfulness and concentration. Thich Nhat Hanh

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peaches**86943
peaches**86943

thats sooooo not where i parked my car...................
Location: mareeba
Member Since: 23rd Aug 2003
Total posts: 198
Posted:i would be a le sars because thats what i is
and sometimes im a peach
and if you ask lampchop im smelly


so mine would be a smelly snack size peach tasting le sars


we cant stop here its bat country!!!!!!!!!!!

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Rouge Dragon
Rouge Dragon

Insert Champagne Here
Location: without class distinction
Member Since: 21st Jul 2003
Total posts: 13215
Posted:Quote:
Perhaps it's because fruit bats are flying in each night to nick apples out of the neighbour's tree




sorry, dont believe you! melbourne farmed all their fruit bats down to geelong to piss us plebs off! spank

tongue


i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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arsn
arsn

How do you change this thing???
Location: Behind the couch...
Member Since: 7th Mar 2002
Total posts: 1903
Posted:Quote:
Originally posted by Peaches
i would be a le sars because thats what i is
and sometimes im a peach
and if you ask lampchop im smelly



That post made about as much sense as a weasel in a wet cardboard shirt! confused


I can't hear you... I have a banana in my ear.

"You mean I'll have to use my brain?... but I use staff!!!" ~ ben-ja-men

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peaches**86943
peaches**86943

thats sooooo not where i parked my car...................
Location: mareeba
Member Since: 23rd Aug 2003
Total posts: 198
Posted:taht is a good example why you do not allow co-workers on your computer whilst you are serving customers

*runs off to go track down co-worker and a shovel*


we cant stop here its bat country!!!!!!!!!!!

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vanize
vanize

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Austin, Texas
Member Since: 21st Aug 2001
Total posts: 3899
Posted:ubblol ubblol ubblol

-v-

Wiederstand ist Zwecklos!

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Flynt
Flynt

Intrepid Penguin

Member Since: 12th May 2002
Total posts: 5635
Posted:Quote:
Tasmania, that's the bit at the bottom of Australia, right. Land of Flynt wink



Eh, not quite Stone, dear...

:P

Its the bit at the bottom, but seeing as I grew up and spent the majority of my life in Darwin (the bit at the top) it's hardly the land of Flynt...


Currently on the right side up of the world.

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PsychoTronic(old)
PsychoTronic(old)

member
Location: Samos-Piraeus-Athens_Greece
Member Since: 3rd Apr 2004
Total posts: 64
Posted:hehe!Pois remind me of dolphins.Maybe because i love dolphins,but when they are swinging they seem to dive and go up to the surface.They chase one the other like eternal dolphin-lovers.When the one fades i make sure that the other fades too.I cant play with one...(it takes two to tango...) weavesmiley

The only thing constant in life is change...

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[Nx?]
[Nx?]

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Europe,Scotland,Both
Member Since: 5th Nov 2001
Total posts: 3749
Posted:the spider is my creative totem, its a long story.

T wave


This is a post by tom, all spelling is deleberate
-><- Kallisti

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Elanna
Elanna

Where ignorance is bliss, 'tis folly to be wise.
Location: NJ or DE, USA
Member Since: 25th Aug 2003
Total posts: 2293
Posted:Oooh! I love stories! Share? biggrin

My totem I think is either a Dragon or maybe a Panda? Dunno really...gotta think about it some...


Are you suggesting coconuts migrate?

Pies Jesu Domine *whack*
Dona eis requiem *whack*

Come join us and chat - we're bored! irc.newnet.net #homeofpoi

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MikeIcon
MikeIcon

Pooh-Bah
Location: Philadelphia, PA - USA
Member Since: 27th Mar 2003
Total posts: 2109
Posted:My totem is a short rabbit type creature that stands on its hind legs. Its chubby and furry with long ears that drag on the ground. His name is Phuz and he has telekinetic powers.

Let's turn those old bridges we crossed into ashes.
We'll blaze a new trail,
and torch the rough patches.

-Me

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Stone
Stream Entrant
Location: Melbourne
Member Since: 13th Jun 2001
Total posts: 2830
Posted:Rabbits are cool. There are five half lops in my back yard.

You can even talk to them, check this site on Rabbit Language



If we as members of the human race practice meditation, we can transcend our fear, despair, and forgetfulness. Meditation is not an escape. It is the courage to look at reality with mindfulness and concentration. Thich Nhat Hanh

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Rouge Dragon
Rouge Dragon

Insert Champagne Here
Location: without class distinction
Member Since: 21st Jul 2003
Total posts: 13215
Posted:dragon (duh! lol) or a cygnet. lots of associations with cygnets happening lately...

i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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Stone
Stream Entrant
Location: Melbourne
Member Since: 13th Jun 2001
Total posts: 2830
Posted:Rouge, did I miss something???
Apparently, bats are messengers of the Shadow Worlds. That may explain why they have gone to Geelong. wink


If we as members of the human race practice meditation, we can transcend our fear, despair, and forgetfulness. Meditation is not an escape. It is the courage to look at reality with mindfulness and concentration. Thich Nhat Hanh

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