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The UFO Hunt [Apr. 10th, 2008|12:34 pm]
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This week, an interesting man came into our lives. His name is Daksha.



I was sitting, working on comics when he followed Pete (a guy who's visiting the commune this week) home. The conversation had started about the band Daksha had been in, back when he was known as Oscar Zapata. But with Daksha, the conversation does not go where you want it to go, it goes where he needs it to go. And he needs to tell everyone that he is one of the 27 chosen people, who will help lead the true believers after humanity comes to an end on December 22nd, 2012.

Being with him gets more and more surreal, as he ignores every word you say and thrusts handfuls of notebook paper at you, covered in manic scrawlings right out of a cliche Hollywood conspiracy theory movie, shows you how everything can be mathematically related to the number 27, or shows you his infected green toe that proves he was once a dragon.

Daksha had dreamed that he would meet us. He made us all disciples (I believe I was #85), and tried to commission me to translate his backpack full of scrawlings into a custom comic to act as the new Bible after the world ends.

And then, he offered to take us out the next day to show us UFOs. That was one offer that I was sure as hell not going to turn down.



We met him at around 5, and he had two other disciples, around 16 years old, with him. In order to show us the UFOs, we would have to go to a hill in Guadalupe. But it didn't even take us that long. We saw our first two UFOs on the way, right above the Office Depot.

Daksha assured us that while they looked like airplanes, they were UFOS that had transmutated into airplanes. He busted out a specially carved stick, ran into the middle of traffic, and started waving the stick while chanting in the 7 languages that he learned through astral projection.

As we watched the UFOs, he kept shouting back at us "this is the first time you have ever seen a UFO guys! You must take advantage!" We watched until the two UFOs disappeared over the horizon, but obviously we didn't have the right reaction.

Daksha seemed a little upset with us as we continued to walk to the hill. But everything changed when a phone call came. The phone didn't ring, but Daksha suddenly put it to his ear, and spoke in a loud, clear voice "WHAT? ONLY 3? REALLY? THEY'RE NOT READY?"

He put the phone back in his pocket, and turned to us. "Sorry guys, I just got a call from my friend in Sweden. The UFOs sent her a message in her dream. You two are not ready to see the UFOs."

Apparently, the UFOs were testing us with their early appearance, and we didn't have the right reaction. We were officially uninvited to the meeting of UFOs atop the hill. We were shot down by the aliens. And Sweden, who despite being neutral, had decided to take the alien's side.

Daksha turned to Pete. "You have my number, right? And my e--mail?" he then turned to me. "Have a good life" and disappeared into the sunset.

Pete and I had already blocked out our entire night for UFO hunting, so we decided to take a road trip for a bit. And while we were gone, John (who had stayed home), had a special visitor back at the apartment.



Apparently, the phone call from Sweden had given Daksha one more piece of information. That John would be alone at the apartment, and that he was the real chosen one. He hung around for a few hours, telling John more about the end of the world. He also talked about what bad vibes I had given off, being so materialistic and all. Oh, and that our cat was from Mars. He then covered my desktop in pictures of UFOs from his iPod.

He also forgot his USB cable on my desk. Which means Daksha will be back.
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[User Picture]From: theonewhatis
2008-04-10 05:42 pm (UTC)
That is incredible. I wonder where the other 26 chosen people are.
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[User Picture]From: ryanestrada
2008-04-10 07:29 pm (UTC)
They are all indigenous people of Mexico. (Daksha is half Mexican-Indian and half Japanese)
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[User Picture]From: theonewhatis
2008-04-10 08:42 pm (UTC)
That would be the weirdest reunion ever. It would make a great Ryan Estrada Expedition.
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[User Picture]From: ryanestrada
2008-04-10 08:45 pm (UTC)
I would LOVE to be hanging out with this dude on Dec 22nd, 2012 when the world comes to an end.
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[User Picture]From: theonewhatis
2008-04-10 10:16 pm (UTC)
Did he mention the specific time? I hope it'll be the late afternoon so we get a full day out of it. Right before Christmas, too, huh. That's kind of a downer.
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[User Picture]From: gravityslave
2008-04-10 06:14 pm (UTC)

Froot loops

Oh, man.
The Emperor's UFOs are, like, totally amazing. Consider my mind officially blown. Apparently, I'm not the only one...
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[User Picture]From: gravityslave
2008-04-10 06:14 pm (UTC)

Re: Froot loops

PS: Cats are not from Mars. They are interdimensional, not interplanetary. Duh. :-)
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[User Picture]From: ryanestrada
2008-04-10 07:25 pm (UTC)

Re: Froot loops

I would believe you if YOU were one of the 27 chosen ones.
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[User Picture]From: gravityslave
2008-04-10 08:52 pm (UTC)

Re: Froot loops

I'm a professional sceptic. I get paid to not believe in things... mainly myself.
I apologize of my lack of faith, chosen one. Call it force of habit.
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[User Picture]From: rumrug
2008-04-10 06:46 pm (UTC)
Alright I know it's funny and everything, but this guy sounds like he is off his medication; watch out!
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[User Picture]From: ryanestrada
2008-04-10 07:28 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I know, we have to be careful. He already tried to invite himself to sleep at out house. Luckily, the fact that we were turned away from the UFOs helped us avoid coming up with an excuse.

It really comes down to one thing.... I wonder if he actually believes that the phone call from Sweden happened. If he made that up to ditch us, then he's possibly just a religious fanatic with some very strange ideas. If he actually believes that the phone call happened, then he's just delusional.

In any event, I think we can distance ourselves now.
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[User Picture]From: tessibean
2008-04-10 07:42 pm (UTC)
Man, I secretly hope that the Maya are right. Because, really, that would show everyone else.

SEE? WE INVENTED THE 0! WE ARE AWESOME!
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[User Picture]From: zimfusion
2008-04-10 08:30 pm (UTC)
You should tell him the "truth" and direct him to this site. Those are chem trails from the government, intended to keep us from attaining spiritual enlightenment. Duh
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[User Picture]From: zimfusion
2008-04-10 09:30 pm (UTC)

oooh I found a poster

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[User Picture]From: mi_stabbi
2008-04-11 01:38 am (UTC)

Re: oooh I found a poster

Man wait till they hear about the evils of di-hydrogen monoxide.

http://www.dhmo.org/

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[User Picture]From: thiron
2008-04-11 04:42 am (UTC)

Re: oooh I found a poster

oh god that's so awesome =)
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[User Picture]From: everyueveryme
2008-04-10 08:39 pm (UTC)
¡Bienvenido a México! You can't say you were truly here if you haven't met an OVNI fan.

By the way,there's already a Mexican comic book about UFOs,Mayan culture,Hindu esotericism,the end of the world and giant robots —it was a cult series back in the '80s and its creator actually says he's in touch with UFOs.
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From: (Anonymous)
2008-04-10 09:08 pm (UTC)

el topo

whoa, the music from his myspace concretely the "la distancia se oscurece entre"
is made of dialogs from the movie "El topo"
maybe that interest you, just telling
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[User Picture]From: dasiavou
2008-04-10 09:10 pm (UTC)
I'm part aztec. Where does that put me, Daksha?
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[User Picture]From: onelessthing
2008-04-10 09:45 pm (UTC)
Wow. How does one properly comport oneself in the presence of one of the 27 chosen people, who will help lead the true believers after humanity comes to an end on December 22nd, 2012? By which I mean: how did you manage to keep a straight face during his nutjob ramblings?
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[User Picture]From: ryanestrada
2008-04-10 10:13 pm (UTC)
...only time I had an issue not appearing content was when he asked if he could sleep at my house.

John had to leave the room a couple times when he was getting the lecture.
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[User Picture]From: annemjw
2008-04-11 03:17 am (UTC)
It's nice to know that cat visitors from Mars can be adopted by friendly artists in Mexico though. Were it the other way around I would be grateful for the care of Earth kitties.
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[User Picture]From: wizardelfgirl
2008-04-11 04:11 am (UTC)
How can you not see the UFOs in the pictures? They are there, plain as day. I am so disappointed in you ;p

No, seriously, is thi guy for real? I'd totally freak out if someone like that approached me, you never know what he might have consumed...
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[User Picture]From: eccoblackfin
2008-04-11 05:21 am (UTC)
"how everything can be mathematically related to the number 27"?

As a math geek, I must say I'm extremely intrigued o.O You wouldn't happen to have any of his 'formulas' around, would you..?

We all know the true end of the world is inevitably soon. You see, we're actually just part of a dream. A dream of a dinosaur. When this dinosaur wakes up, we are so totally screwed.. Unless it writes it in the dirt or on a wall or something, then we'll be legendary!
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