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elenahelfrecht:

Just a compilation of the Ukrainian part of my “Rituals” Series, taken in Itzki. You can see the full series on my Website.

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travelbinge:

Foghorn by Iviva Lamolly
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asiwaswalkingallalone:

Morning Landscape by KamiiYuki
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thecrimsonarcher:

This abandoned barn is currently being dismantled after many years of use. I can remember when the barn was actually still standing and was in halfway decent shape. It can be found in the Gudger community right off Highway 68 outside of Madisonville, Tennessee.

thecrimsonarcher:

This abandoned barn is currently being dismantled after many years of use. I can remember when the barn was actually still standing and was in halfway decent shape. It can be found in the Gudger community right off Highway 68 outside of Madisonville, Tennessee.

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So this fucking router has got to go. We’re planning on getting a new one at the start of October— this old Netgear one is old as the hills anyway, but principally I’ve had enough of it hating my main computer, which is a Mac. Spare me anti-Mac bullshit, as I have no time or patience for complete tools.

But seriously it used to work well enough but with Clear or age or both it’s really getting shitty for this computer. So my attendance has been spotty lately. It’s only really possible for me to be online if Milo isn’t since then of course the router just allots him all the bandwidth I don’t get shit. Even when he’s away, my bandwidth is shitty, but at least pages load at all or within maybe ten minutes. I get like dial-up speed. Or actually worse— speedtest said I was getting maybe 22 kb/s download speed. I think upload was a majestic 44 kb/s?

I get fine internet on my Windows and Linux machines at any time, but they don’t have all my special addons for like tumblr and facebook, so I can’t really use social media except on the Mac. I mean, I can, but it’ll be infuriating. :P

The lesson here is don’t use a Netgear router if you have a Mac. After some time spent trying to figure out the problem the general consensus I’ve found is that Netgear’s products simply won’t play nice with Macs. I’m looking at an ASUS router that’s on sale on Amazon right now and is supposed to be good. It’s also specifically tagged as Mac compatible, so even better.

I was surprised when Milo asked, so for anyone else curious— Yes, if something is Mac Compatible, with very rare exception (presumably there are exceptions), it should work just fine for Windows. Basically everything is Windows compatible, and so it’s noted if it’ll ALSO work with other operating systems/hardware (in the case of Macs it could be either or both, since Apple uses specific hardware). I’m not sure how much trouble one has with Linux compatibility, though. I haven’t had trouble with it so far but I also don’t have to hook up much of anything to my Linux machine either. It’s my travel computer and word processor for the most part (it’s a netbook :V).

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hemipelagicdredger:

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oxidoreductase:

Lavoisier is having none of your shit.

Heeeey so fun fact: the woman in that painting is Lavoisier’s wife, Marie-Anne Pierrette Paulze, who not only acted as Lavoisier’s lab assistant but also translated English and Latin texts into French so he could read them. But she didn’t just translate, she pointed out errors in the chemistry in some of the texts. Her observations of these errors convinced Lavoisier to study combustion, which led to his discovery of oxygen. She was also critical to the publication of Lavoisier’s Elementary Treatise on Chemistry in 1789. She kept strict records of every experiment they conducted together and drew detailed diagrams of all their equipment. She also threw amazing parties and invited all the brightest minds in science so her husband could pick their brains. After Lavoisier was guillotined she secured all of his notebooks and equipment for posterity.
In short: NOBODY KICKS MADAME LAVOISIER OUT OF THE LAB.

Also, a side note: My historian husband-to-be pointed some things out to me about this painting. Notice that Madame Lavoisier is looking at the viewer, and all the light is on her, while Lavoisier himself is physically smaller than her, in shadow, and looking up to her in reverence. This isn’t a candid photograph- all of these choices are deliberate. The painting isn’t of Lavoisier- Madame Lavoisier is meant to be the central subject. 
I can just imagine Lavoisier telling all his colleagues that his wife is really the one with all the clever ideas, and them patting him on the back and telling him he’s sweet for saying so.

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mermaidskey:

hemipelagicdredger:

mermaidskey:

mermaidskey:

oxidoreductase:

Lavoisier is having none of your shit.

Heeeey so fun fact: the woman in that painting is Lavoisier’s wife, Marie-Anne Pierrette Paulze, who not only acted as Lavoisier’s lab assistant but also translated English and Latin texts into French so he could read them. But she didn’t just translate, she pointed out errors in the chemistry in some of the texts. Her observations of these errors convinced Lavoisier to study combustion, which led to his discovery of oxygen. She was also critical to the publication of Lavoisier’s Elementary Treatise on Chemistry in 1789. She kept strict records of every experiment they conducted together and drew detailed diagrams of all their equipment. She also threw amazing parties and invited all the brightest minds in science so her husband could pick their brains. After Lavoisier was guillotined she secured all of his notebooks and equipment for posterity.

In short: NOBODY KICKS MADAME LAVOISIER OUT OF THE LAB.

Also, a side note: My historian husband-to-be pointed some things out to me about this painting. Notice that Madame Lavoisier is looking at the viewer, and all the light is on her, while Lavoisier himself is physically smaller than her, in shadow, and looking up to her in reverence. This isn’t a candid photograph- all of these choices are deliberate. The painting isn’t of Lavoisier- Madame Lavoisier is meant to be the central subject. 

I can just imagine Lavoisier telling all his colleagues that his wife is really the one with all the clever ideas, and them patting him on the back and telling him he’s sweet for saying so.

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comedyaintpretty:

One of the best ending moments in a movie.

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tranquil23:

Japan hotel and temple join forces to offer gay and lesbian weddings
Draped in wedding kimonos, standing in a Zen temple built in the 1590s, gay and lesbian couples have a new option for a commitment ceremony in Japan
According to the deputy head priest at Shunkoin Temple, Japanese buddhism doesn’t have anything against homosexuality (source: Mainichi Shimbun(in Japanese))  - cool :)
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tranquil23:

Japan hotel and temple join forces to offer gay and lesbian weddings

Draped in wedding kimonos, standing in a Zen temple built in the 1590s, gay and lesbian couples have a new option for a commitment ceremony in Japan

According to the deputy head priest at Shunkoin Temple, Japanese buddhism doesn’t have anything against homosexuality (source: Mainichi Shimbun(in Japanese))  - cool :)

More Details at:
Japan National Tourism Organization
GAY STAR NEWS

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itsfondue:

Isn’t it nice how people twist their religious scripture to suit their weds but when it’s used against them it’s suddenly not okay

I talked to a monk about this quote once (we have mutual friends, and he came to a New Year’s Eve party at my shared art studio). He said this isn’t even talking about homosexuality. That the bible never actually says homosexuality is wrong. What that passage means is this:

Women were treated as subservient and it that you shouldn’t treat other men as subservient, like they are beneath you. It is not talking about homosexuality. If it was, it would say it outright since the bible lists other things outright.

I take the word of a monk who have studied the bible extensively more than a self proclaimed Christian.

The above text, I would like to point out is from the point of view of this translation of the original Hebrew. I spoke with my cousin’s rabbi on the matter and his response was different, saying that it was a mistranslation. See, the true translation says that a man shall not lie with another in the bed of a woman, which is to say, the Hebrews had a shit ton of rules about when a man was or was not allowed in a woman’s bed and private quarters (including, if she didn’t want you there, you weren’t allowed there. Hebrew women were also allowed to divorce their husbands and the image of the ‘oppressive Hebrew people’ is an image that was propogated by Christianity which, historically speaking, doesn’t treat the Jewish people too well and liked to paint them as being rather barbaric and backwards and cultish with their traditions, which, another piece of fun info, their traditions were one of the main reasons why the Jewish people were less likely, in medieval times, to die of the plague. Because washing your hands and avoiding the dead and vermin and the like was a lot of help. Of course the Christians persecuted them for not dying but that’s another matter. I’m sidetracked). So the verse is literally saying ‘Don’t fuck in some lady’s bed because that’s just goddamn rude’

Also, whenever a Christian brings the book of Leviticus up, you should feel free to point out that these are rules that were given to make the Hebrew people prepared for when the son of God came to earth. In Christianity, it’s believed the son of God was Jesus. So by following the rules set in Leviticus or pushing them as things we should follow, they’re saying that Jesus was not the son of God, and that Jesus did not, in fact, die for our sins. Jewish people believe, in their faith, that the son of God hasn’t yet been born, so many choose to follow these rules.

Most people of course roll their eyes when I explain the translation of the verse (full breakdown found here) but it’s always fun to point out the nature of the rules in Leviticus and the implications of following them. 

I’m a theology student and I am on the verge of crying because of how accurate this commentary is. Historical context is simultaneously the most interesting and most important part of interpreting any texts. 

Most religious people seem to base their beliefs on things that are severely mistranslated. I wish they would do their research before using the bible for hate.

I studied theology extensively and was going to become a theologist until I switched majors. The above commentary is 100% accurate and what I try to stress in a lot if conversations with Bible Thumpers.

Jesus also affirms the homosexual relationship between the Roman Centurion and his “slave”. The particular Greek word used to refer to this special slave was “pais”. Greek language studies and contexts show that a “pais” was a male love slave. Regular slaves were called “dolos”. The Centurion makes this distinction clearly when he asks Jesus to heal his slave (pais), and then to prove his status he tells Jesus that his slaves (dolos) go when he tells them to. But this slave (pais) was special. He was the Centurion’s lover.

Hearing this, Jesus was so amazed he says he had not found ANYONE ELSE who had such great faith. He then blesses the Centurion and heals his male lover.

Matthew 8:5-13

THIS IS WHAT THE BIBLE REALLY TEACHES ABOUT SAME SEX COUPLES.

In short, the English adaptation is a mistranslated farce.

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This commentary is so powerful. Someone is going to get delivered.

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coldalbion:

snark0lepsy:

The Whitest Kids U’ Know x

I know this is a parody. But seriously, the Pledge of Allegiance recitation is creepy to anyone not in the US. Indoctrination of your kids into mythology is so fucking blatant. And then people bitch about religion.

I salute every US citizen who thinks this stuff, is odd too btw.

It’s too true. My country is a fucking hell hole that’s trying to convince itself that it’s somehow some enlightened, benevolent sanctuary from the world, but only as long as you can force people read and parrot that shit over and over again until they believe it and just ignore everything to the contrary.

I have no idea why anyone would want to live here.

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Anonymous said: Loki is shown as short sighted and focused on his own personal gain above all else. His positive contributions almost always come in form of apology or repayment for fucking something else up. I've dealt with people like this in real life, and I'm sure as hell going to stay away from a deity like this and anyone who worships him. Does this mean he's evil? No. Do I have to respect him or his followers? No. Not everyone wants that kind of energy in their lives; accept it and move on.

lokavinr:

"Do I have to respect him or his followers?"

Here is where your fallacy lies, anon.

Nobody is forcing you to invite Loki into your life. Nobody is telling you that you have to actively honor him or build a relationship with him. But if you are going to actively exclude people or disrespect them because of the deity they choose to honor, you are a narrow-minded bag of shit.

You can have opinions about a god and make personal choices about your own practice, but the whole “my hall my rules” mentality shouldn’t extend to how you view and treat other people.

Think of it like this: You can have sex with whoever you want (with consent and proper legality) whenever you want and nobody has the right to judge you. You can choose to abstain from sex whenever you want, and nobody has the right to judge you. That is because these are personal choices about your own personal body and relationships, and you have the right to do whatever you choose with it.

But the second you start shaming other people for what they do in their personal lives or refuse to respect them as people because of it, you’ve got a fucking problem. If you stay away from someone because of personal choices that have no bearing on you whatsoever, you are an asshole.

(And, for the record, I have never heard a convincing story about Loki -messing- with someone simply because they came in contact with one of his followers)

I can respect your own personal choice to avoid Loki in your practice, but I will not pretend you have the right to shame, disrespect, or fight to exclude those who worship him. I respect your right to make choices about yourself. If you refuse to respect mine, you are the one with the problem.

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"The shadows are you"
$40 (unique) / $25 (unlimited print) @ Storenvy

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"The shadows are you"

$40 (unique) / $25 (unlimited print) @ Storenvy

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Ribe VikingeCenter by Vikinghandcraft

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Ribe VikingeCenter by Vikinghandcraft

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