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Re: The Brokeback Tarot Deck
« Reply #30 on: December 21, 2007, 06:08:35 am »



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Re: The Brokeback Tarot Deck
« Reply #31 on: December 24, 2007, 05:57:25 pm »
While we mull over what to picture on the World card, here is a card of Swords--Knight. Your thoughts please!

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Re: The Brokeback Tarot Deck
« Reply #32 on: December 28, 2007, 09:27:40 pm »
This topic is an outgrowth of Toycoon's craft corner. I don't know much about tarot, so I hope those who do will pitch in with ideas. My first question is, what should be the four suits? In the classic tarot deck, Cups is the water-oriented suit, Pentangles (disks) is the earth-oriented suit, Swords is air, and Wands is fire.

I definitely think Wands should be changed to Guns, and maybe Cups should stay the way it is. What say you? Any nominations for Swords and Pentangles?

Does a "Brokeback" themed deck of Tarot cards exist? If so I want some....I read cards, and the cards are amazingly accurate as predictors.

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Re: The Brokeback Tarot Deck
« Reply #33 on: December 28, 2007, 09:51:10 pm »
Not yet, Brokeplex. We're designing it :)
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Re: The Brokeback Tarot Deck
« Reply #34 on: December 29, 2007, 09:01:40 pm »
Not yet, Brokeplex. We're designing it :)

let me know when you have a model, I want to participate.

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Re: The Brokeback Tarot Deck
« Reply #35 on: January 09, 2008, 07:30:23 pm »
Let's just go through the Major Arcana, card by card, okay? Then, I'll compile your thoughts and come up with some sketches.

We start with The Magician. On many tarot decks, the Magician is pictured as either a jester or wizard type of person, with a series of tools and symbols arrayed around him or her.

Some of these are the Eye of Horus, a wand, pentagram, knives, cups, herbs, trees, etc.

Who or what is the Magician in Brokeback Mountain and what tools or symbols should be included?

Daniel suggests Jack as the Magician, but oilgun thinks Jack should be the Fool. Also, what about the mountain itself as Magician? After all, it is mysterious and casts spells. But several people have suggested that the mountain should be The World.
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Re: The Brokeback Tarot Deck
« Reply #36 on: January 09, 2008, 07:56:06 pm »




       Is the wizard supposed to be good or evil?  Or a combination of both...I am not too familiar
with all the tenants of Tarot cards.



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Re: The Brokeback Tarot Deck
« Reply #37 on: January 09, 2008, 08:30:11 pm »
Maybe the Magician could be Annie Proulx.  Or is there another major card that she fits better?
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Re: The Brokeback Tarot Deck
« Reply #38 on: January 09, 2008, 08:41:31 pm »



       Is the wizard supposed to be good or evil?  Or a combination of both...I am not too familiar
with all the tenants of Tarot cards.

Wizards are amoral.  Neither good nor bad.

Might I suggest Ang Lee?  Just a thought.  ;D

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Re: The Brokeback Tarot Deck
« Reply #39 on: January 09, 2008, 09:07:30 pm »
Wizards are amoral.  Neither good nor bad.

Might I suggest Ang Lee?  Just a thought.  ;D

I like it!  8)  :)
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