I thought, if everyone else is going around acting like they are the identity police, I can say I’m one too… so, here is a nice Official Certificate of Identity for all of you （･∀･)
reblog if you’re an intersidereal, aeriform creature that congealed when the antediluvian world was still young and are seeking a way to reconcile your innate, amorphous form with the ephemeral, already-rotting meat prison you are forced to inhabit as part of your prison term on this forsaken rock.
intersidereal. that’s a cool word.
As the days get longer, the weather becomes milder, and the air begins to sweeten with hints of the first spring blossoms, my thoughts turn increasingly to my bees. I’ve spied them scouting out the first dandelions and daffodils for nectar and bringing the pollen back to their hives which tells me that the queen is gearing up for spring and laying lots of eggs. This is a time of year when it is crucial for beekeepers to pay attention to what’s going on in each of their beehives. [Keep reading…]
Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer (Father of the atomic bomb)
Truly the face of a haunted man.
I can never just ignore this.
People often think he said it there at the time, which is as far as I know not true, rather than afterwards as can be seen here. The pithiest remark I know of right at the test was from Kenneth Bainbridge: “Now we are all sons of bitches.”
One of my favorite Infocom games is Trinity, in which the player leapfrogs across time and space visiting the occasions of various mostly historical (and some fictional) nuclear explosions, such as Nagasaki, Siberia, Eniwetok Atoll, and the eponymous Trinity site. Its humor is mostly rather dark, as you might expect. One of the “feelies” it came with was a short comic book titled The Illustrated Story of the Atom Bomb, which featured a panel depicting a small Japanese girl on a playground saying simply, “I hear an airplane.”
===I tend to recommend folks attend WTT as their first taste, if they can. The weather is warmer, and it is a bit more relaxed in that the evenings are not edging into cold. (it is in the mountains)
Cooler, but also drier, I think? There have been some very wet Walkings.
===Not sure where you are coming from, but we do try to make transport possible if we can. (I will admit…NOT DRIVING TO CANADA THIS TIME.
*l* He’s not from Canada, don’t worry.
“Percy Name Meaning: Pierces People with this name tend to be orderly and dedicated to building their lives on a solid foundation of order and service. They value truth, justice, and discipline, and may be quick-tempered with those who do not. Their practical nature makes them good at managing and saving money, and at building things in the material world. Because of their focus on order and practicality, they may seem overly cautious and conservative at times.”
— Okay, starting to scare myself a little. Even Percy’s name fits his character to the letter! Why didn’t I check this out sooner!?
I don’t know the specific Percy the OP is referring to, but I can’t help but think of Percy Weasley here.
[massive snippage, for brevity]
My problem with it is this:
wut? WTF does the moon have to do with iron?
Okay, true, more than one problem bit. But I thought that was the passage people were ranting about with “biofail” so that’s all I was going for at the mo’.
===For those wishing to attend the oldest of Elven & Otherkin events ongoing:
===Walking the Thresholds is June 12-15
===Crossing the Thresholds is September 18-21
===More as we gear up for the events! (grins)
===More like a dormer area or two. They have one main one topside that has space for 8 or so….very nice design. […] (We also have spare tents for folk who need them…things are a bit easier since the organizers now live less than an hour away from the site…)
Hm. I don’t know what I should be picturing by “a dormer area.” Just empty space? I mean, bed/bedding provided, or no?
A tent is helpful, but being limited to one bag per person in air travel means we can basically bring clothing and pillows and that’s about it — no sleeping bags, blankets, certainly not our air mattress (nor some kind of foam ones even if we had them), cooler, cooking equipment, etc. I find the problem of “how will we store food and cook” less insurmountable than “where will we sleep” (or are people still not allowed to touch the kitchen? I remember hearing about norovirus or something one year after we stopped going?), but it still has limits.
===Had you been out when they improved the power and water situation on site? (Currently a generator that runs stuff, but they are on track to get solar in.
Not sure specifically what you mean, particularly about “the water situation.” The last time I was there was in 2005. They had a generator then which they ran part of the day, making hot water for showers IIRC.
I tried this once. Easy enough to do, but it actually tastes kind of fucking gross. Egg and advocado do not go well together in terms of taste and texture. This would be better if the main pairing was something like avocado and bacon with a side of egg. Sausage might work too. You’d probably wanna scoop a bit of avocado out too so you have a better avocado to meat ratio.
That’s just me though. If you’re into eggs with avocado, go for it, but I thought it tasted nasty. It’s so mushy and the tastes do not compliment one another.
I’m okay with this except for how make sure you got a really damn big avocado, or a really small egg, otherwise havoc is going to ensue when the thing doesn’t fit inside the thing. Yeah, that’s the voice of experience.
ALSO the avocado will want to roll all around like a maniac, but you can avoid that. Put foil on a muffin pan instead. Use the indentation as an avocado stabilizer. PROBLEM SOLVED
Kay, I gotta say this sounds foul and vile to my taste buds, buuuut if you just slice a tiny bit off the bottom of the avocado half, that would also help it sit flat so that it won’t roll everywhere.
…I’m confused by the recommended 13-minute baking time, though. I have tried to make shirred (baked) eggs in tomato shells before, and I swear I baked them at least 35-40 minutes and they were still very jiggly to say the least. So 13 minutes makes me feel like they would be pretty much raw, unless it were, idk, quail eggs or something. buh?
seraphicaldreams replied to your post:THAT STUPID IRON POST GETTING REBLOGGED PISSES ME THE FUCK OFFWhich stupid Iron Post? Or should I not ask?
no sources and states that magic-users will remove all traces of iron from their body before doing magic. >_> biofail right there since blood contains iron
Damn, apparently my research has failed me and traditional witches were super badass at medicine to, you know, invent the technology to do this and survive. Unless it was a once in a life-time sort of thing? If so, I can see why the practice is fading out.
Luckily, we are now living in the future. Guys, it’s cool, I’ve got this! WE HAVE THE TECHNOLOGY. I’ve got access to two really large capacity centrifuges we use for spinning sheep blood! I’m sure I could remove at least half the blood in your body, spin it and retransfuse you with your own plasma and white blood cells! Nothing to fear! A few serial dilutions and we could definitely remove most of the iron from your body! I’m sure the EDTA to stop the clotting wouldn’t do you wonders, but hey! If nothing else you’d probably already be suffering fatal hypoxia and wouldn’t even notice!
So, volunteers? :D
…why do you need to spin sheep blood? EDTA?
im gonna keep my blood-iron, thanks for the offer, lmao
Reads like Cunningham. I’m guessing Encyclopedia of Crystal, Gem, & Metal Magic. There might have actually been sources or at the least a bibliography in the back of the book, but they didn’t get included in the post. Oh well.
…whatever the sheep blood centrifuge is for, that sounds metal as fuck.
I suppose the problem bit in question is this:
Again and again in ancient rituals fire was made without iron, altars built without its use, and magical rituals performed only after divesting the body of all traces of the metal.
Guys. No sources is bad, true - but “divesting” means “stripping of clothing or ornaments”. (Same root as vestments.) I.e., if you are wearing something made of iron, you take it off. It is not suggesting that people used, or ought to use, some kind of Infinite Improbability Drive to make all the iron atoms in their body leap simultaneously one foot to the left.
Also, iron in the blood is mostly not free metallic iron, certainly not large concentrated lumps of it. They’re different animals.
Trying to figure out whether heating and quenching a blade is really doing anything other than fucking up the magnetism so you can re-magnetize it with intent later.
Or whether it’s an essential component in reintroducing it to the holy fire, and aligning/mastering the fire after.
This method (usually three stints in a fire, and being quenched three times, after which you rub a magnet on the bastard) is seen in a lot of Solomonic and ceremonially inspired stuff.
My old white knife… it’s been about (coughs into hand) years since I made it and I don’t think I did the heating thing. Might’ve done over a candle. I know I inscribed the handle with the “traditional” glyphs. It’s worked for many, many, years without fail but has started to feel “off” lately. I feel like it needs a re-consecration.
Any thoughts and opinions from the tumblrverse?
I had originally replied: “errr um… even on a non-esoteric level, isn’t it doing something to the structure of the metal?” After a more thorough reading in the light of day (plus others’ replies) it’s now occurred to me that you are talking about doing this to a knife which is already made, not forging one from scratch, which misapprehension was what gave rise to my original perplexity about what seemed like a suggestion that quenching might not be doing anything and could be skipped. (gah, that sentence seems complex and maybe badly structured. need coffee!) So, disregard that response.
today there was a snowboard race at the resort i’m staying at and i’m a pretty decent snowboarder so i thought why not try right. so i wear all black just because it’s the only color i own and i ended up winning and when the announcer came over to me he said “dude! that was pretty awesome bro, what’s your name?” and i took my helmet off like in the movies and let my hair fall out and was like “caitlin” and everyone was liKE OOOOOOH
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