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The Fool


The Fool is a card that rerely satisfies me in any deck. There is something that bothers me about the fool in many decks, but the Thoth Fool practically kills me. To me, this is one of the cards that is so bad that it drives me to try to find another deck to read with (I haven't been able to yet, but I do keep looking).

I love this deck- there are only a few cards that I would like to change, but the Fool is almost offensively bad to my eye. It's odd to me that a card that Crowley attached so much importance to (it gets far more pages written about it in the BoT than any other card) should be so wrong to my eye.

The face is the part that really doesn't work for me. it looks as if the Fool already drank all the Jonestown Kool Aid and is asking for another batch- in other words, the face seems to accentuate the negative meanings for the Fool, and ignore the positive meanings. This looks like a character whose grasp on reality is gone, and who believes he/she already has all the answers (instead of being something of a blank slate).

Can someone help me appreciate this card- Please? 'Cause right now, I'd trade this card for the Fool from almost any deck.

-tb
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