Only you can judge when something is meaningful.
CASTAROON! is an heuristic game that deploys the laws of chance and your own subjectivity to symbolically represent something - past, present, or future - about your self.
A "roon" is a constellation of symbols cast across your screen by clicking the green-red CASTAROON! button below. Your first partial roon was cast when you navigated to this page. You can probably see some symbols in the background - mouse over the CASTAROON! button to reveal them fully. Click the CASTAROON! button to add more elements to your roon and create meaning. Click anywhere else or refresh your browser to start a new roon.
The number of clicks is your choice, you can stop at any time when you feel that the roon is significant. Sometimes you might instinctively stop clicking before any sense of meaningfulness is clear. Interpretation may be immediate, or it could emerge over time. Try not to be too literal. A "" [skull & crossbones] doesn't always mean "piracy" or "death" - it might signify an end or closure, or maybe it is simply an element helping to structure "the bigger picture".
Be playful - it's a game after all! Click as many times as you like until you reach a personally meaningful or aesthetically pleasing constellation of symbols. "Wipe the slate" as often as you want, then click on until you achieve your desired result - on reflection it will probably still be meaningful.
As well as the spatial juxtaposition of symbols and their graphic form or semantic content, their scale, sequence, frequency, layering, hue and intensity are all to be considered as potentially meaningful in the interpretation of a roon.
Only one thing is certain... you'll never cast the same roon twice!
*WARNING: If you don't see symbols, 'peace' & 'yin yang' here: your browser/OS might not be compliant with current standards for HTML & CSS. The latest versions of most browsers display this page correctly. You also need Javascript turned-on in your browser preferences for CASTAROON! to work. © Graham Budgett 2009