Placeboism was founded by freakbymistake and drink_u_pretty_ to honour and worship the band, Placebo. We believe in polytheism because we worship THREE Gods: Brian Molko, Stefan Olsdal and Steve Hewitt.
This community is a place to... 1)- Pray to these Gods (eg. Dear Brian, I have an exam tomorrow. I pray to you that I will pass..) 2)- Make sacrifices and/or offerings (eg. in the form of pictures/artwork/icons/banners). 3)- Generally worship and post images of the Gods
When posting a picture we request that you use an LJ-CUT...
<*lj-cut text="grace"> and <*/lj-cut> to end it minus the little *
It is requested that the text of your LJ-CUT be some sort of grace (eg. "Oh Brian, we are not worthy to receive such beauty...yada yada yada).
PLACEBOISM PRAYERS Our three main prayers are based on "The Apostles Creed", "Our Father" and "Hail Mary". *In our religion we say "Protégé Moi" rather than "Amen".
1.) Thou shalt rejoice in Placebo’s music at least once a day 2.) Thou shalt watch the “bum scene” at least once a month 3.) Thou shalt spell thy Gods names Capitalised (eg. Brian not brian) 4.) Thou shalt rest thyself on all Holy Days* and not do strenuous work 5.) Thou shalt save as many images of thy Gods as thy harddrive allows 6.) Thou shalt download and share as many live videos and interviews as thy bandwidth allows 7.) Thou shalt always re-upload (when necessary) items downloaded from placebomedia 8.) Thou shalt visit Sucker-Love.com and be aroused by slash God behavior at every possible opportunity 9.) Thou shalt always credit when using an icon or banner made by another user 10.) Thou shalt praise and reward the founders of this religion (freakbymistake and drink_u_pretty_) with monetary offerings and sexual favors.
THE 7 DEADLY SINS OF PLACEBOISM
In an interview a few years ago Brian oulined Placebo's 7 Deadly Sins. They are: 1.)Laziness 2.)Homophobia 3.)Racial Intolerance 4.)Parental Guidance Stickers 5.)Violence 6.)Retro 7.)Sobriety
The Honorary saints of Placeboism will be appointed by the mods freakbymistake and drink_u_pretty_ They will be awarded at random times when we feel somebody has done something worthy of Sainthood...
The Saint Of Creativity cosmicdancer for her contribution of the Placeboism symbol
The Saint Of Photoshop tomoyo238 for the contribution of the Placeboism Prayer cards, as seen in the Community Info
HELL And naturally... not following the commandments and committing sins leads you to one place... HELL. Hell is led by the fallen angel Robert Schultzberg and in there you will constantly be subjected to the music of Phil Collins, Sting, Fred Durst and Britney Spears.
so say your prayers little ones...
*ANNUAL HOLY DAYS
Feburary 14th : Killing Time Day March 17th: Apostle Bill Day March 22nd: Stevemas AND Apostle Xav Day March 29th: PlaceBowie Day March 31st: Stefmas May 1st (day of May Day riots): Dope Guns and Fucking in the Streets Day May 2nd: Placebo Day July 12th: Apostle freakbymistake Day November 16th: Placeboism Day December 5th: Saint tomoyo238 Day December 10th: Brimas December 23rd: Apostle drink_u_pretty_ Day December 25th: Taste In Men Day December 30th: Saint cosmicdancer Day Every Thursday 23rd: Evil Dildo Day
THE HOLY FOOD AND DRINK Placeboism's Holy Food is called a "Bread Thing". They look something like the items displayed in the photograph below. These sacrificial Bread Things were consumed by drink_u_pretty_ and freakbymistake on November 18th 2004 to show their devotion to the Gods of Placeboism. [If you look closely you may see God's eye in a Bread Thing]
The Holy Drink of Placeboism is called a "Molkoccino" and is pictured below. These beverages will soon be available to purchase at your local Starbucks.
THE HOLY SCRIPTURE This is the temporary Holy Placeboism Scripture. It contains prayers and random scribblings done by drink_u_pretty_ but is only temporary because it also has personal stuff of freakbymistake's inside.