You're not in Kansas anymore…

Ancient Ninja

Which Path to Choose

Dear Ancient Ninja

I luckily have been placed with many talents that lie among my many interests. Due to financial responsibilities (having dependants) and time constraints (having dependants), it is imperative I channel my energy in one field for my income and available time to be the best they can be.

Do I take the career path that has always been a favoured past time that seems to promise good money, a clear schedule, reliability and attainable clients
do I take the route of pure passion and motivation and nose to the grindstone explore my ideas to make great money at it and change the world into a better place?

Thank you wise one for your consideration

Dear KB-san,

Ancient Ninja happy for your question. Ancient Ninja understand problem. And Ancient Ninja will try to help.

Ancient Ninja do not believe in money – for him it is strange concept that cannot exist in reality, a conspiracy of banks and stock brokers. (Ed. Note: Mind you, the Ancient Ninja does not believe in Okinawa either, and says that it is “surely a conspiracy of cartographers”, a line he picked up from some play or other, so he may not be entirely trustworthy when it comes to reality. Gives great advice though! ) Ancient Ninja do not believe in dependants either – every man who walk this earth is responsible for himself and cannot put it on others. However, one can choose to help others when one want. Ancient Ninja therefore recommend that KB-san follow dream – do not do a job you do not feel passion for to help others. If your other career may make world better place and make you happy, that is the path you must choose. If you then also make money for self and “dependants”, that is good thing, but not imperative (thank you KB – you teach Ancient Ninja new word!). It may be hard time at first, but it is good in end. And if you are happy in job then you are happy at home and then dependants will be happy that you are happy and all will be happy and good. Happiness is the true richness. Not non-existent money-concept.

You are not your job

You are not your dependants

Go get them tiger


You must be happy

To make others be happy

Choose the path you want


Oracly yours,

Ancient Ninja

Ancient Ninja Lives!

Dear Ancient Ninja!

Are you still alive? It has been so very long since you have graced us with your wonderful words of wisdom, and my fear is that you, because of your ancientness, have ceased to exist all together.
Please do not leave me murklins as to whether or not you still honour the world with your awsomeness!

Yours truly
Muriel Murklins

Dear In-The-Dark-san.

Ancient Ninja not dead. Ancient Ninja has been in sake-induced come for a while. Ancient Ninja now back. And will stay away from sake. For at least some time. Coma not good.


The cold fucking snow

Has worried Ancient Ninja

Slippery hills bad


But now, as you see

Ninja wisdom will prevail

Post questions here. Now!


Oracly yours,

Now awake Ancient Ninja.

Your Questions Answered by The Ancient Ninja

Here at Vili Flik we have our own oracle, the Ancient Ninja. The Ancient Ninja is wise and ancient (!) and will do his best to answer any questions posted in the comments section.So far, we have had one question for him, sent in by Peggy from Kansas, and after a few weeks of mulling it over with some low quality sake, the Ancient Ninja has finally agreed to answer the question.  We have decided to print the entire question as it was posted as well as the Ancient Ninja’s answer in full. Please excuse his grammar and vocabulary, English is not his first language (nor is it his second, third, fourth or fifth…)

Hi, I’m Peggy.

Being that it is fall here in Kansas (I actually still am in Kansas, you see) I have noticed something strange. The leaves on the trees are changing color from green to red and yellow. And many of the trees seem to have gone kind of half and half, meaning that they turn yellow or whatever on one side and remain green on the other for much longer.

Dear Ancient Ninja – why is this? Why does not the leaves on the same tree change color around the same time? And how can they stay so systematically half and half? The question torments me every waking hour, please answer me.

Love, Peggy.

Most fanciful Peggy-san.

The Ancient Ninja understand your frustration. Seasons are mystical and change is magical. The Ancient Ninja wondered about this for many many long years. But now he understand nature and is at one with the world around him. Trees know that winter approach. All will soon be white. Trees do not like this. Trees want to be colourful. Trees want to show. Leaves decide to “go out with a bong” as you Americans say (and the Ancient Ninja do not). Leaves become red and yellow and orange and blue and purple and black and brown and silver and gold and glitter and shiny. Leaves become the colourful circle the dragons make on the heavens when it rains. Leaves are jealous of this circle. Leaves want to be seen. Leaves decide to be pretty. Leaves change colour. Some leaves do not want to be seen. Some leaves want to stay green because that is the true colour of leaves. Some leaves think all should stay the way it is. Green leaves do not like that other leaves change colour. Green leaves think red leaves slutty and stupid. Some leaves cannot decide. Some leaves want to stay green and also become red. Schizophrenic leaves change one side to red and stay green on other side. These leaves are stupid.

Leaves wither away

Photosynthesis make red

Schizophrenic leaves

Oracly yours,

the Ancient Ninja

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