For the OOM Foundation, I’m Patrick Lauser, servant of Yahweh and of all who serve Yahweh.
If you know of any creative works that are Strange, please let me know, so I can offer my services!
My passion is focussed on the Strange, in any medium: acting, escape rooms, writing, art, board games or digital games, sculpture – anything, if it is Strange.
The OOM Foundation
The OOM Foundation exists to further the strange things of our Maker.
“Strange” of course doesn’t mean ordinary strangeness like someone taking out their trash on a different day than they usually do: it means the strange strange things, for which is coined the term “OOM”, a strange thing as defined by the OOMlich hex, described briefly here.
The OOMlich Hex
To be an OOM something has to fall heavily into one or more of the six arms of the OOMlich Hex, which are:
Where fiction can express what history cannot, and fantasy can express what fiction cannot, the Surreal can express what even fantasy cannot.
The gruesome, horrifying, disturbing, and ugly, these are right aims of an artist, as well as the pleasant and comforting.
The cheesy, edgy, grunge, rough-cut, the attraction of things even oneself dislikes. One reason this rather ungainly hex is itself OOMlich.
Few things are as naturally, celestially, and deeply strange as sexual intercourse, and the intimacies which radiate from that perfect centre.
Esoteric sigils, dream interpretation, languages, and other things with meaning behind their simplicities and complexities.
Refers to an aspect in the other aspects: how repeating patterns are part of the surreal, how trypophobia stimuli are part of the grotesque, how multiplication (especially among prolific animals) into a teeming swarm is part of the sexual, how symbols and scripts can form textures, and how the coarse and grainy is part of the unpolished.
Here is a graphic with a summary of the hex:
Here are Pinterest boards for the different arms of the hex: