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So today I'm sitting at the top tower of this ride at Lake Compounce (an amusement park in Connecticut) called the Skyride and I suddenly get this undeniable urge to draw these symbols in the format of a letter. They seem so familiar to me as if they were part of a written language I should be use to seeing. If anyone has any information about these symbols or at least feels drawn to them please let me know.
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laddster Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I write full on paragraphs with things like these and its like I'm taking notes of whatever I am learning and when I look at them Ill remember what I was writing about. Although the second part I think is the do with the linking photographic memory I have there are symbols I get the urge to write with :D
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SinisterOrigins Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Funny thing—I draw symbols like these in my notebooks all the time!  :D (Big Grin) So I definitely feel a connection with this piece.  I think I know that "urge to draw these symbols" of which you speak.
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mac2high Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
i have the same thing i see these signs in my head and I must draw them, but i don't understand what they are. i was even able to put them into an alphabet.
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kikicapricious Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
It looks like some sort of indian writing
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kikicapricious Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
do you have more you could show me?
Also when you have the urge to draw them, is it to look just like this? or be more defined?
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Saborcat Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I guess to answer your questions; no I don't really have more at the moment to post. The symbols that I get urges to draw are a bit more elegant and refined looking but still mainly consist if swirly lines and circles play a huge part too. When I feel compelled to make them I don't sit there and actually think about what I'm writing/drawing. My hand just does it. Which makes me think there is something more to them than just random squiggles as they are usually fairly consistent now when my hand writes them out. We're there any other questions that you had?
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kikicapricious Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Second column 3rd spot looks like something ive seen that means some sort of classification of a clan.
I took Chinese this year and some of these look like the symbol for "wo" Which means "I"
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kikicapricious Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
lol I feel like drawing them but idk if its just my artistic urge.
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Ihavegonecrazy Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Student General Artist
they look familiar to me too i wonder why
it looks like a mix of chinese and arabic ...i think
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Kastien Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
7th row, 5th column. the s curve with two dots resembles a writing that my friend came up with that represents an "A", and the last row, 4th column looks almost like the "C". I've got the alphabet in my gallery if you want to see.
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c-c-c-combo-breaker Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010  Student General Artist
These are very interesting, a private teacher of mine actually writes in that kind of symboling. I could try and get you agold of him if you still want. And you're also the first person I now know that knows what Lake Compounce is o_o and the Skyride is fun.
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Saborcat Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
The symbols I draw now are a bit more refined and don't appear as rough or edgy. They seem to be more curvy and delicate. They do still carry a likeness though and I am still curious to know more about them, or if someone else has a strong connection to them as well I always like to hear more. If you'd like to as your private teacher about them that would be great ^_^

And yes, Lake Compounce is fun. Skyride used to freak me out abit as I have a fear of heights/falling and being up that high O_O;; was pretty rough. I did have great times working there though.
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c-c-c-combo-breaker Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010  Student General Artist
Alright I'll ask him about it for you and see if he knows anything that could be useful to you.

Have you ever been on the Sky Coaster? The big bungy jump thing? That thing freaked me out the first time I went on it.
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Ekeman0 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010
They remind me a bit about Taoistic symbols.
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Sori-Boi Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010
Looks kind of like Ameril (Am-e-rail)... A post-humus to the Language of the birds. Originating in the cradle of civilization only to move to east india, the language itself has been dead for many thousands of years. There were some odd 40 million characters, it's said to be indecipherable indecipherable.
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NJA-RZ69 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009
These symbols are beautiful, and are very reminiscent of asiatic calligraphy. In the recorded history of chinese calligraphy, there are over 40,000 individual symbols. This number discludes all of the ancient Taoist monestaries' symbologies lost through tyranic dominations and destructive cover ups. Because in ancient times groups of people were so secluded from one another due to lack of transportation, they each had unique and individual forms of similar written language. Some were more similar to one another than others, but they are all forms of recorded energy.

I heard a great quote that says when one dedicates themselves to an expressive art, they are essentially offering themselves as a recorder for ripples of divinity.
Thse symols contain all of the energy that you put into each stroke. That is why when you get into the really complex chinese symbols that contain more than 80 strokes, for example, they are representative of very complex ideas, and are compiled into these detailed compositions.
The Latin based languages, and many of the modern world languages have been simplified to accomodate the logic based society upon which ours is modeled, whereas ancient languages were deeply rooted in spiritual energies and abstract empathetic sensativity.
This is why calligraphy is such a precise and sensative artform, and stretches far beyond brush rotation and line thickness techniques, and into imbedded thought, and focused energy.
You use alot of graceful curving lines, and circles in these symbols specifically, thus some of the more sensative viewers' comments on water and a sort of airy whimsical feeling, these shapes and angles were only used in more liberal taoist communities in ancient china, as they expressed femininity (Yin), and unstructured behavior. The more masculine symbols used almost no curving lines in that culture to represent structure (Yang), and order.

There are really good books on Tao Magic and ancient symbology, and where you might think that learning about other languages could be restrictive in suggesting you follow rules and structures, for me it was actually quite freeing in teaching me that many of these symbols were only meant to mean something specific to the artist themselves, and that they could mean any number of things to the many inerpreters.

Furthermore, There are studies on the physical affects of an artists energy on chemical and energetic structures. They would write different words like Love and hate on masking tape stuck to viles of water, then they would freeze them and when seen through a microscope, the molecules with love written on them were well composed and pleasing to see, whereas those with hate written on them, were chaotic and much more jumbled.

This is a beautiful example of just how strong the artist' stroke is, just as the singer' voice fills the atmosphere with energy vibrations, so does the stroke of an artis's hand, though often in a much more subtle and specified way. We as human beings are much more capable of energetic communication and psy energy manifestation than many care to know about. We are beings of energy these symbols are a beautiful way to harness that energy.

Peace and love to you, and refine, but do not restrict.

sorry for the long excited comment.
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Saborcat Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, thank you for the long comment. I deffinately enjoyed reading it and found it very interesting :) Ill have to check out some stuff on Tao Magic. I had heard of it but I don't think I've ever researched it. :) Thanks again!
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NJA-RZ69 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009
Yeah, Sorry.
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Saborcat Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
dont be sorry ^.^
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uselessnutcase Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009
i have this habit of randomly scribbling in my books while i m deep in thought, and these scribbles dont make mauch sense, but when i saw this image, a lot of the symbols from my scribbles match ur symbols...
as they say before languages and scripts people communicated through images, this is like a set of images binding a lot of people it seems :)
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Saborcat Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I was actually surprised by the number of people who keep responding to this image and faving it. The symbols I draw now seem to be a lot more..refined then these that I drew a few years back. I'll have to submit an updated version or something. Thanks for the comment. Maybe it really is a sort of 'hidden' language or something..since a lot of people feel drawn to these symbols. :)
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DarkDrows Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2007
Amny of these symbols is similar to symbols drawned by myself. I know, that many of them (buy not all, some are dialects) is common old-gothic language used in "The Book od Dragons" written by Keroloth. This is occult book.
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spab-58 Featured By Owner May 2, 2007
my name is sam u need to write me back as soon as u can!!!!!!!!
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Saborcat Featured By Owner May 2, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
um..hi? im not exactly too sure why i need to write you back, but thanks for adding symbols to your fav.
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spab-58 Featured By Owner May 2, 2007
u needed to write me back is because iv seen these befor.i also draw them
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spab-58 Featured By Owner May 2, 2007
my name is sam u need to write me back as soon as u can!!!!!!!!
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Kyoonyx Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2007   Photographer
I don't know much about them either. But they do seem to say something....Maybe their part of an ancient alphabet....I'll ask one of my friends, she's crazy about stuff like this and loves to do research.
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Clear-skye Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2006
Anyway, yes, the symbols, most of them look like faces to me (althought they are not)

i like them, well half, the others i have a strong distaste for. They are interesting... add to favs!

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***92% of the teens have moved onto rap. If you are part of the 8% that still listens to real music, copy and paste this into your name.
Hee hee
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xrosesxrulex Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Theses symols are very nice. I like them alot. It does seem slightly familair. Maybe it's part of a language that everyone in the entire world knew at one time. It's like.......the first launguage ever, or it's the language of....paradise? I can't explain but it is very nice.
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edhollander Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
They're neat. How long of a ride is it? I would probably (at first thought) think they were a real written language.
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Saborcat Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Going up and down again is twenty minutes, but when I worked the ride I was sitting at the top tower all day long.
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edhollander Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
wow. that's a long tiiiiiiiiime.
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minako366 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2006
Those are really.........I mean.........wow. Cool is honestly the only thing coming to mind right now. *rubs back of head sheepishly*
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Kotori- Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2005
These would make great sticks :D a lot seem to build up a face also.
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OpalSkye Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2005  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
(I'll write this comment for the 3rd time, due to being booted!!)

I feel really connected to these. Theres a few things I feel i know about them. The first is the presence of "s" shapes, giving me the feeling of Atlantian or water based people. The next is a feeling of warmth and sunshine, this maybe due to the sun motifs in a few of the symbols and the reflection/shimmers (horizontal lines).

I can see birds in some of the symbols...along the top row, from the left, the 4th Symbol, is to me like a Bird of Paradise, while the 3rd one along on the bottom row looks like a Swan on a lake. Theres such a strong feeling of water/birds/warmth/love even.

I'm truely captivated by these. You have been given a phenominal gift of forsight, I believe. Try to interperate them from a pictoral point of view. Perhaps in the symbolism lies the answer to your mysterious letter.

A favourite. Obviously. :heart:
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Xotame Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Considering the symbolism of the sun, light and birds, I'd say the "s" shapes are probably more likely air.
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SombraSilenciosa Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2005
i dont really know much about symbols, they are pretty though...oh, you are working at lake compounce, forget my last comment then
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dragonglass Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2005
I thought it was chinese at first but it doesnt look like it up close. ><
Maybe you got contacted by aliens.
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merlethrider Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2005
It looks like i should know some of them.. but i really couldn't tell you much more than that.. there are one or two that i really seem to know but it's like grabbing at the wind.. it's not possible to hold it but you can feel it.
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