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A quick update today after a furious few days of activity. While muchof the nation spent its weekend by the barbeque or romping at the beach,for the lonelygirl15 research community there is no rest and no fun andcertainly there are no holidays. For the thousands combing overAbercrombie catalogues and webcam lighting angles, there is only an endlesstwilight struggle for truth -- a hunt that can only end in truth orcomplete exhaustion and nervous collapse. There can be no middleground.

The latest, in a nutshell:

On Sunday night, LG15 posted a new video which has set the communityreeling. Throughout the series, the home-schooled LG15 has made obliquereferences about her religion, saying that it forbids her to do certainthings and fighting with Daniel when he mocked her beliefs. Earlywatchers assumed she was a fundamentalist Christian. However, in onevideo, a brief close-up off a photograph on her wall, hung above anone-too-subtle candelabra, reveals it to an image of noted occultist,black magic dabbler, Aleister Crowley.

In the latest video, the religious undercurrent of the LG15 cyclesuddenly cascades tsunami-like over all other themes. Titled "AChange in My Life", the tape opens with Breeexplaining she doesn't talk much about her religion because "I take themvery seriously and I think that if I were to tell you about them, thatsome of you would be very disrespectful."

She continues to explain that she has been chosen to participate in aceremony, that is "a really big deal in my religion. They only havethem once in a long while and its very very difficult to attend ... It's abig honor and its going to take a lot of preparation." She explainsthat the preparation requires memorization, special exercises and adiet that she is "definitely not looking forward to." Throughout thevideo, the photograph of Crowley looms ominously and prominently overher shoulder.

Within moments of the video's appearance, the LG discussion boardserupted in hoots of derision, saying this proved the series was the leadin to the "Blair Witch" like promotional campaign for an upcoming horrorfilm, a campaign that will begin in earnest, many said, when LG15 iskidnapped, sacrificed in a volcano or transformed into a pig at thecoming ceremony. As of this writing, the researchers are poring over thevarious rituals of Crowley's Thelemac religion for a hint of what LG hasin store.

Related to this thread, a strand of research from the previous videosuddenly emerged, speeding the locomotive towards its occultistconclusions. For a simple tape of two kids making cookies on the floor,the "Bree the Cookie Monster" video has proven a bottomless well ofresearch angles and discussion points. In the cookie baking tape,Daniel and Bree try out different cookie recipes and her sidekick, thepurple monkey puppet grades them by holding up numbered cards to thecamera. The first one the puppet rewards with a "10." The second hegives a "12," earning him a scolding from LG. The third he scores an"06."

The two digit format raised the eyebrows of some researchers who asked,why 06 and not just 6? Could the three numbers, 10-12-06 refer to adate? The matter seemed settled when on the LG boards, poster Slackerpointed out that "Aleister Crowley was born on October 12, 1875..."Could it be that the ritual LG is preparing for will take place fiveweeks hence on Crowley's birthday? Could it be that a new phase of somegiant promotional marketing campaign will launch on that date?

But as ever in LG-land, nothing is as simple as it seems. In a privateconversation with TolD, a researcher pointed out that Slacker, theposter with the breakthrough clue had never said a word before hedropped that bombshell after which he promptly retreated into the ether.Could Slacker have been part of the conspiracy, sending the researcherschasing in an intended direction?

Much much more tomorrow at The Trail of lonelygirl15 Daily. Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times
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