Welcome back to the “How To’s of the Average”!
I am excited to tell you that my advances in creating my own secret society are working out quite splendidly. They also tie into my plan to take over the world but I’ll explain more about that in a minute. First, let me explain what I mean by your niche.
Every good secret society needs a hook. For example:
1) The Freemasons had intricate symbols and mysterious meetings where they met in ritual. (And if you’ve ever seen the movie National Treasure, you also know that they had a huge freaking pile of treasure. That’s never bad to have around).
2) The Knights Templar had swords–it’s the first thing most people think of when the name is mentioned. It’s their ‘thing’.
3) The Illuminati–they have fancy words that look the same backwards and forwards (“palindrome” is the name of those fancy words if anyone is wondering. New fact! Hurray!) And the eye-pyramid thing-a-ma-bob. Freaky stuff, my friends.
As you can see, each of these societies has its own unique and distinct characteristics that make it memorable. This is what you must find for your own secret society. I have just recently found mine, which is what led me to posting this post. Aside from, of course, having a long and distinct list of things on my secret society to-do list–as I mentioned in my previous Secret Society post (things like finding Nessie, and the Freemason’s treasure)–I have found that I am a distant relative to Irish royalty.
A distant, distant, distant, distant relative! This means that if somewhere between 100-300 people die, then I own a castle! Hurray! (For the castle, not the people dying part. Boo, that’s bad!) But, my point: this is my hook! I now have a place to begin my secret society in Europe (because the distant-family castle still exists), and I am that much closer to taking over the world (because now I’m–and this is only an estimate–(1/65536) royalty!
So, I realize that’s not very impressive, but it is a niche nevertheless.
Now, I’m sure there are those of you reading this who are thinking, “This person is bat &$%@ crazy.” And yes, yes I am. But you cannot tell me that a secret society would not be fun. At least it would be better than math homework.
A girl can dream, right?
Forever and Average,