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October 30 2017

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onyourleftbooob:

r/InterestingAsFuck

October 29 2017

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wizzard890:

tonight @pyrrhiccomedy, @hellscabanaboy and I went to a special after hours tour of the Ukranian Institute: one of the oldest Gilded Age mansions in New York City, and, more importantly, the most goddamn haunted-looking place I’ve ever seen. 

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evelinsuarez:

Straight outta Hyrule! ✨
Yeah, I had to do it! I do love the stories, art style and music in Zelda games, and the new one, Zelda Breath of the Wild is reaching far beyond my expectations so far. It’s just too enjoyable and there’s a lot stuff to do! 😍💜

saintrobot:

petermaximoff:

do u ever just take off your glasses bc youre tired of seeing things

I do this all the time and I have never actually considered that it is a privilege. Amazing. Reclaiming my handicap.

theladyw:

theangelicstoryteller:

irenefromhr:

gallusrostromegalus:

eight-legged-possum-thing:

probablytheworstrpgideas:

probablybeerpgideas:

probablyadventurousrpgideas:

probablyrpghideas:

probablyhumanrpgideas:

probablygreenrpgideas:

bronze-dragons:

Summarize your campaign in 10 words or less

I’ll start “Let’s become gods for kicks”

We got to kill all these mushrooms.

Where the fuck are these robots coming from.

And we got fucked up and stole everything

Opps turns out we caused a power vacuum..

Who the fuck stole the barkeep’s wife?

Let’s stop these cultists from burning down all the taverns!

We’re wanted by 2 governments and a demon because rocks

Local Assholes Stop Elder Gods In Spite Of Capitalism

daelaos campaign: momquest 2017

tna campaign: colonialism sucks and everyone’s horny for orcs

Jade regent: Local idiots manage to overthrow government, instate under qualified replacements.

King maker: group of mercenaries wonder around killings bandits and getting lost.

Quest for Brunch: local idiots steal cleric’s shield for sledding.

Oops we made a religion and can’t talk about bushes

aryinspires:

quasi-normalcy:

simonbitdiddle:

lindentreeisle:

kyraneko:

fierceawakening:

robotsandfrippary:

squirrelshideout:

lauralot89:

My mom said that today in church her pastor said in the sermon that Jesus told us to help the poor, and taking money away from public schools to give to charter schools only widens the gap between the rich and the poor.  She then added that Jesus spoke against adultery and lust and would not have approved of bragging about sexually assaulting women.  According to my mom, people got up and walked out.

The pastor also started the sermon by noting that she’d heard of another minister who read the entirety of the Sermon on the Mount at the pulpit, to be told by the so-called Christian parishioners after the service that it was offensive and they didn’t agree.

The Sermon on the Mount is straight up the words of Jesus.

I recently read an article that said, hypocritical Christians in America don’t actually worship Jesus. They worship America, and even then, it’s a very specific, self-centered idea of America.

YES.  EXACTLY.  

My mom’s church talks almost every Sunday about how Christians are called to welcome strangers and foreigners and does tons of stuff to help refugees because HELLO, IT’S RIGHT THERE. IN THE RED TEXT, NO LESS.

I don’t believe everything they believe, but I REALLY like those people.

What a lot of these people are is idolators.

Not in terms of the realness or unrealness of who they worship, but in terms of how they’ve warped their focus away from the reality and turned it towards a fantasy of their own construction.

By definition, an idol is an image with no god behind it.

What they have done is taken the idea of Jesus and created a false image of him, nothing like the reality, to carry around in their back pocket, or to wave around on signs, and pull out and shove in people’s faces to justify all manner of unChristlike behavior.

It is a “worship” that is fundamentally self-centered rather than deity-centered, wherein the deity in question is more of a pocketbook get-out-of-jail-free card than directive to live by, and more of a status symbol than a guiding light.

That people will, without a shred of self-awareness, rest themselves assured that Jesus would want them to tip their waitress with a Jesus pamphlet made to look like folded-up money (to take only one example out of many) is the ultimate dismissal of everything the original stood for.

There is a line in the Bible about Jesus meeting his false worshipers and saying “I do not know you.” It seems like plenty of so-called Christians have beaten him to the punch with how quick they are to say they don’t know him.

A lot of churches and organizations in America that call themselves Christian churches are in fact Christianist cults.  They no more represent Christianity than Daesh represents Islam.  In addition to the usual nonsense of so-called Christians being pro-war, anti-immigrant, racist, and so forth, there are a lot of sects/movements that are just completely toxic and not Christian at all, even though they use that label.  If you are Christian and want to have some fucking nightmares, google “christian dominionist,” or “prosperity gospel.”

Still think this is the most realistic diagram of the difference between the theological Jesus and the Comfortable Reinterpretation of Jesus.

American Christianity is, at this point, like the Cult of the Emperor in ancient Rome, which is simultaneously both ironic and appropriate given the history involved

I live to read progressive Christians destroying American Christians 

October 28 2017

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brawltogethernow:

shapechangersinwinter:

locusimperium:

A few years ago, when I was living in the housing co-op and looking for a quick cookie recipe, I came across a blog post for something called “Norwegian Christmas butter squares.” I’d never found anything like it before: it created rich, buttery and chewy cookies, like a vastly superior version of the holiday sugar cookies I’d eaten growing up. About a year ago I went looking for the recipe again, and failed to find it. The blog had been taken down, and it sent me into momentary panic. 

Luckily, I remembered enough to find it on the Wayback Machine, and quickly copied it into a file that I’ve saved ever since. I probably make these cookies about once a month, and they last about five days around my voracious husband - they’re fantastic with a cup of bitter coffee or tea. I’m skeptical that there is something distinctively Norwegian about these cookies, but they do seem like the perfect thing to eat on a cold day. 

Norwegian Christmas Butter Squares

1 cup unsalted butter, softened

1 egg
1 cup sugar
2 cups flour
1 tsp vanilla
½ tsp salt
Turbinado/ Raw Sugar for dusting

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Chill a 9x13″ baking pan in the freezer. Do not grease the pan.

Using a mixer, blend the butter, egg, sugar, and salt together until it is creamy.  Add the flour and vanilla and mix using your hands until the mixture holds together in large clumps. If it seems overly soft, add a little extra flour. 

Using your hands, press the dough out onto the chilled and ungreased baking sheet until it is even and ¼ inch thick.  Dust the top of the cookies evenly with raw sugar.

Bake at 400 degrees until the edges turn a golden brown, about 12-15 minutes. Remove from the oven. Let cool for about five minutes before cutting the cooked dough into squares. Remove the squares from the warm pan using a spatula.

So I tried this recipe.

And it is GREAT.

It basically makes the platonic ideal of commercial sugar cookies, only in bar form. When I give them to people (which I do a lot, because this is one of those simple recipes where the results seem very impressive), I just tell them they’re sugar cookie bars.

yawpkatsi:

holligenet:

slaaneshite:

itsthesinbin:

ot-a-con:

concept: the show supernatural but with the mcelroy brothers

griffin, upon seeing a vampire: “Oh you’re a sharp, feisty boy, aren’t you”

Supernatural would finally be watchable

#none of them would have the burnt girlfriend because every single mcelroy wife is too powerful

We totally got a sneak peak of what this would look like in that one ep of their TV show with that hORRIFYING CLOWN BOX

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October 27 2017

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arkthepieking:

astaraoth:

half sisters….  half-elf and half-orc

Oh god I LOVE THIS CONCEPT

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triforceofdoom:

mittensmcgee:

samthor:

transgirljupiter:

armeleia:

pomegranateandivy:

screamingnorth:

gunmetalskies:

Here’s a “life-hack” for you.

Apparently concentrated Kool-Aid can be used as a pretty effective leather dye.

I was making a drink while cutting the snaps off some new straps for my pauldrons and I got curious, so I tried it, thinking, “ok even if this works, it will just wash out.”

Nope.

It took the “dye” (undiluted) in about 3 seconds. After drying for about an hour and a half, it would not wash off in the hottest tap-water. It would not wash out after soaking for 30 minutes.
It did not wash out until I BOILED it, and even then, only by a tiny bit and it gave it a weathered look that was kind of cool.
Add some waterproofing and I’d wager it would survive even that.

That rich red is only one application too.
Plus it smells great, lol.

So there you go, cheap, fruity smelling leather dye in all the colors Kool-Aid has to offer.






WELL THEN!

this may be important to some of my followers *and certainly not just getting reblogged because of my costuming and my boyfriends desire for leather armor*

When I was in middle school we used to use it to dye our hair.  Potent stuff.

If you’re dying anything with kool-aid it’s best to use SUGAR-FREE ones otherwise the thing you’re dying might get all sticky

the flavor only packets where you are supposed add sugar are the best. 
they will dye any natural fiber: leather, wool, cotton, hair,  flax, jute, silk and so forth. 
heat the dye water so it is more potent. 
let dry then rinse excess out in cold water. 
there’s  a whole system to this. 

Oh my god

This will prove very useful for any future cosplays I wanna do.

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heikala:

Inktober day 9, Baby Dragon

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knitting-ace:

knitting-ace:

My newest blanket

Let’s bring this back for asexual awareness week

chasingshhadows:

fenominus:

moonblossom:

sassyandpunk:

ireallyluvdogs:

witwitch:

lachatteestvivante:

just-shower-thoughts:

In the USA, it’s 100x cheaper to take an Uber to the hospital instead of an ambulance.

I don’t know if this is true or..
Like, having to pay for an ambulance that is taking you to the hospital? That doesn’t make any sense. What kind of distopian world is that?

It costs thousands of dollars to ride in an ambulance

In America some people with chronic health conditions like epilepsy literally have to wear medical IDs that say “don’t call an ambulance/911”. Some well-meaning person calling an ambulance for you will turn into a thousand (or couple thousand) dollars that YOU are on the hook for, even though you didn’t make the call. So, PSA: if you see someone having a seizure, look for a medical ID! You should only call an ambulance if: the person is elderly, pregnant, or the seizure lasts more than 4 minutes. Otherwise, wait for the seizure to pass, then ask the person if they want an ambulance when they regain consciousness.

wtf

Oh my god what.

Here in Quebec, if you call an ambulance for something they deem non-emergency, you get a bill later for like $180. But if it’s anything like a loss of consciousness, chest pains, labour, whatever, or if you’re in a public place and a a well-meaning samaritan calls 911, it’s paid for by the government.

Seriously, everything about healthcare in the US makes me want to cry.

Imagine a world where you have to wear tags to tell people trying to help you that “It’s ok, don’t try to help, I can’t afford to pay if someone tries to save my life. I’ll just take my chances and hope it’s not life-threatening.”

Literally the point of this post is that Americans do not have to imagine that world. We live in it

October 26 2017

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ray-winters-sings:

gameraboy1:

Peanuts, January 29, 1954

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8-butt:

Unusual subway ride (I originally posted this on my “professional” art blog but I wanted to post it here too!)

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