May 8, 2005

Once upon an Elver.....



The character sketch of the unassuming Elver.

It was as mornings go, quite the usual. Against the wishes of a lazy mind, body and soul, i dragged myself right across the city to the Mica Gd and Pi. The day started off drably getting positively worse by the minute. From 8 in the morning we were all hustled into a room and left there on our own. But this post isnt about the Mica Gd and Pi. It is about the person i met there. Around 2 in the afternoon, a quiet guy came up to me and asked if i was karishma. I thought he was Bugs the bunny who promised to be there with carrots in his hands. But, it was Jormund Elver. I vaguely remembered him from the forums. But the person before me was quite the antithesis of his posts. A reserved person by nature with a brooding quality that intrigued me.

A person who was equally in love with mysticism, mythology and fantasy. I have always felt that my mind had the quality to spin effective tales. To wander off on quests of its own and live in a surreal world. And here was someone who was exactly the same, if not more in a world of his own. An animated discussion followed with Elver citing Viking philosophy and me of course Greek. One of the weirdest conversations for a third person to overhear i bet.

The feeling that you can instantly connect to a person was really strong with Elver. To be on the same wavelength with someone feels awesome and here we were, meeting for the very first time and it felt like we knew each other already.

It was such a relief to meet someone with a depth that was facinating. Not like the nitwits with whom a conversation is reaped in artificial and inane discussions. Most of the time, we keep up appearances, a mask of geniality. Of pretense and a desperate desire to conform. Elver shatters these notions.

I recently read his story-the lost girl on his blog. The story instantly engrosses you, captivating you into the world of Elver. It gives you insights into his life and his thinking.

It has enthralled me to know the person behind it. How much of the story is true and how much is fiction...one may never know..But what i do know is that Elver must certainly write more.

I hope things work out for you Elver...sincerely.

Kari

12 comments:

The waterbearer said...

my oh my!...elver is certainly going places....it it was not enough of ppl going ga ga over him on pg...there is a post dedicated here!...lol......
kari...all i can say is.....U SPOKE MY WORDS!
keep blogging....

Jormund Elver said...

Sigh...how touching (and a wee bit embarassing as well, lol). Thanks a lot, Kari. You know I feel the same about you :)

The waterbearer said...

hey wat bout me elver?!....:angry:

The waterbearer said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!.....m'lady please add a tag board to your blog...it would be so easy for us mortals to convey our feelings.if you want instructions......exclusive personal tutorials available with the waterbearer..only condition ...it has to be in person.:mg:

raindrops said...

hi thr..gotta link to ur blog frm pg..hd juz registerd..neways ws too temptd to post this comment coz of that instant connection thing mentioned..its strange..of late i startd reading juz random blogs..n i found that perhaps4/10 hv smthg similar to say..lik we all go thru the same motions..in diff dimensions..diff space time..or mayb its coz like attracts like..wteva..its nice to knw of the existence of like minded ppl..thats the third time i use the word..i really have takn a LIKEg to ur blog;).kp blogging..let the maddness prevail..

bugs - the nomadic bunny said...

Elver needs to have a fan club and a manager. I am free for the job btw!!

Jormund Elver said...

Somehow I don't see you as a fan club manager..more as a messiah of the misguided souls.

The Soothsayer said...

Thx raindrops...i can relate to what uv said completely...i shall keep updating my blog...

appy y aint u updating ur blog......(angry)

Bugs...messiah or manager i think ul mould urself to any role :P...i am not a fan of jormund by the way...
Kari

Jormund Elver said...

Now isn't that...

nice?

Anonymous said...

hi

QuintEssence from PG..

was here..and read about Elver too.
all the best for MICA. classes started ?

waise..nice sketch..scanned and uploaded ?

The Soothsayer said...

Hi Quintessence...

Thanks for the compliment..yeah the skecth has been scanned and uploaded via hello...thats an uploading software...keep visiting my blog...:)

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