Arlene? Really? Arlene?
She’s the only normal person in the whole town, who has normal people reactions to weird ass shit (besides Ginger….we all at least imagine we’d be Arlene, but we all know deep down we’d be Ginger). I really appreciate her being there to ‘keep it real’, even if she isn’t the most interesting character. And she gets a few good moments in season 6 and 7 so far.
My favourite True Blood characters:
And the #1, best character that I love from here to the moon and back….
My dash was completely flooded with rage at Nicki Minaj for saying that the day Anaconda hit and still has several posts an hour arguing about it.
This is why I didn’t tag it.
I’m not trying to spout drama; if I’m thinking it then someone else is, and if I’m wrong for thinking it I’d like to know why. I trust most of the people I follow to be able to talk to me about it without trying to eat me alive.
Might not agree with what they tell me, but I’m open to the discussion.
I gotta ask though;
When Meghan Trainor says “I’m bringing booty back, go ahead and tell them skinny bitches that”, everyone jumps down her throat for body shaming and being skinnyphobic, despite the following line saying “just kidding. I know you think you’re fat, but I’m here to tell you that you’re perfect from the bottom to the top”.
Why then does nobody get mad at Nicki Minaj for literally saying “Fuck them skinny bitches!” and “Fuck you if you’re skinny!” in Anaconda?
Both are being set side by side as these potential feminist and body positive songs, and while Meghan’s song is flawed in that it prioritizes the male gaze, I don’t understand how the implied (and incredibly tame; “tell those skinny girls that big girls are sexy too”) and then directly negated “fuck you” gets pointed out as an example of everything that is wrong with the world, while no one says boo to a goose about the incredibly direct “fuck you!” in Anaconda.
What’s the deal here? What am I missing?
My friends and I are multifaceted and, like, smart or whatever!
#cantstop #wontstop #hashtag
when thinking about your ot3, consider this:
• which two team up to try and stop the other from buying ugly furniture for the house?
• which one is always bringing home silly hats to put on the more serious partner’s head?
• which one is constantly talking with their mouth full, and which partner gets offended by their bad manners?
• who does the taxes
• who tries to help with the taxes and only makes it more difficult
• which partner is morally against paying taxes
1) Stiles and Derek vs. Scott and the hideous armchair
2) Stiles and the easter bonnet vs. Derek and the grump face
3) Stiles and curly fries vs. Derek is an adult (Scott is Switzerland cuz he knows it’s wrong, but he thinks its hysterical, so he stays out of it)
4) Derek vs. the taxes (Stiles secretly corrects everything and makes Derek think it was his idea)
5) See #4
6) Stiles vs. THE MAN (Scott joins in because FUCK THE MAN!butnotreally)
So here we go!
My first two devotional candles!
Some of you saw the Ancestor candle when it was still a WIP, and this is the finished product! So, on it there is the skull representing those who have gone before us, and their knowledge. Just below is a pink triangle, representing my queer ancestors, and flowers that represent the beauty, importance, and impermanence of life. There is also the words “Present Tense”, because though the Ancestors may not being living anymore; though they are not ‘here’ right now, they still are very real and very powerful and should be spoken of in the present tense, not the past tense.
On my Dionysus candle there are a few of His more common symbols, including the wine glass and a golden crown. There are flowers, which are the most common symbol I associate with Dionysus in my personal practice (which is why I chose the name Anthos for myself, which means ‘blossom’ or ‘flower’ in Greek). There is, in the back, a laurel crown representing His divinity with its golden leaves, but His fecundity with its green leaves. To match the Ancestor candle, I chose “Break Through” (inspired by oncebittentwiceborn's tags) as the words on this candle. This refers to the boundary breaking nature of Dionysus Himself, the sometimes painful barrier breaking we must often do as devotees, and in part it refers to an SPG that passed around here online of Dionysus, Brick Thrower. The brick thrower, the chain breaker, the barrier pusher; forcing us and helping us to break through.
I purchased the 7 Day candles at the Dollarama, took off the pictures that came on them, and then drew and coloured the new pictures myself.
Thanks to shivian for his help throughout the process!
I gotta say, I’m kinda proud of myself for so seamlessly including that Bewitched reference into that ‘madness’ post.
Ok, well, maybe it’s not so much that’s seamless as much as it is a reference no one will get.
Start of season: Oh good for you, Sookie! You kick those supernaturals to the curb! Gotta be strong! Keep yourself safe! GIRL POWER!
End of season: ….you stupid bitch the fuck’s wrong with you?
Holy fuck I just took a closer look at your altar photos and that candle design for D, wine and laurel and flowers and crown and BREAK ON THROUGH - wow wow wow. It's really wonderful.
The idea for “break through” came from your tags, actually.
I sat around for, like, 20 minutes trying to think of what to write and when I scrolled past your blog I was like “…wait a tick!”
I’m glad you like it!
I have a post queued up just for the candles, so you’ll be able to take a better look at them when it posts tomorrow!
As I mentioned earlier, oncebittentwiceborn/Aldersent me an amazing Dionysian care package to bring me out of the funk I’d been in for a while. They’re incredibly kind, and I can’t thank them enough for the thought and care that went into these gifts!! So there is the awesome letter/card they sent with everything to wish me well and tell me what was in the box. There is an awesome Elise Mesnard ‘Hail Dionysus’ sticker that matches the notebooks I received a few years ago (I think the only thing I am missing from that collection now is the bandana). You can also see the mushroom cookies they gave me; entheogenic shaped chocolate cookies, and they were the last of the sweets Alder brought back from Japan! Of course there is a travel wine glass; not just a plastic wineglass, no! It is a wine glass, encased in another travel cup with a sippy lid so you can’t spill it! As Alder said in the card, “travel wine glass, because CLASSY and PERFECT!” I’m super excited about the thyrsos pin they got me from Ruahdhán McElroy (you can see it at the top of my little collection of pins on my backpack), but especially the huge ‘Many Gods, No Masters’ badge Alder made especially for my soon-to-be devotional jacket! Not pictured is the amazing purple flower and ivy crown Alder also made especially for me, but you can see it on my most recent altar pictures, and in my GPOY section. Thank you sooooo much, Alder. This gift really did help lift me back up,and gave me the inspiration I needed to get my ass back in gear. I’m lucky to have someone like you as a coreligionist and as a friend. You’re awesome!
I feel like the least safe place in all of Beacon Hills is between the school busses. Like, maybe in and around them in general.
Nothing good ever happens there. Ranging from minor misunderstandings, to full out school-yard altercations, and then well beyond into bomb threats and murder.
Stay away from the busses, guys.
It’s tantamount to fucking or showering in a horror movie.
DON’T DO IT!