You know whats annoying? That it’s normal to know everything there is to know about football and know every players name and know the scores and dress up for games etc but god forbid someone knows all the actors of lord of the rings names and dresses up as a character for comic con, thats just SAD.
sOMEONE FINALLY SAID IT
Anonymous asked: how does non-reconstructionist hellenic stuff work? all the info i can find is on reconstructionist stuff.
I actually don’t know anyone else who doesn’t just identify it as eclectic that does non-reconstructionist work. But what I do, is mostly, rather than re-create the traditional means of worship in a modern setting, I simply make modern means of worship. I can’t spend a week throwing parties and going to sporting and theater events for the Great Dionysia. I don’t even try to recontruct that. Instead I throw a party, with the full intention of everyone being able to stay the night, and I serve food that I feel is appropriate, I pull out games, we tell stories, dance, and enjoy life.
I appreciate the history and everything in re-constructionist work. It’s amazing, the level of work people put into learning and practicing as closely as possible to the original ways. I just take my knowledge of the Gods, and create my own ways of worshiping them in a modern world and a modern way. The means of celebration and worship aren’t even necessarily related, other than there are elements that still honor that Deity.
I’m sort of the same! I have an interest in reconstructionist rituals, but I’m also just starting out and currently living in a college dorm, so it would be impractical for me to try to be reconstructionist. I am happy with my own practice as of now.
I think that’s the important part, being happy with your practice and making it fit your life style :)
Meet the Reykjavík Metropolitan Police, serving the capital of Iceland. By the looks of their incredible Instagram account, a normal day includes holding kittens, eating candy and wearing false mustaches.
For the record the Icelandic police are probably the best police force in the world, There has only been one instance where an officer shot and killed a civilian in the entire history of the country (which is nearly a hundred years) and everyone was completely devastated by it, the police especially — because, as made clear in their statements after the incident, they understand their function is to protect the people. Not to mention that their general police go unarmed except for special squads.
Let’s run through some more facts while we’re on the subject: Compared to 31,000+ shooting deaths in the US in 2009, Iceland had… 4, because they have very rigorous screening processes for gun permits. There is very little economic disparity between upper, middle and lower classes, and social welfare programs take care of their people. Drug use affects less than 1% of the population between 15 and 65 years old, and 90% of drug-related court cases are settled with a fine rather than jail time. Violent crime is virtually non-existent. [x]
Iceland is like if you took the entire idea of chill and personified it as an country, and this exemplifies that.
Brb moving to Iceland
I said “have a nice day!” to this old dude and apparently that’s not fucking good enough because he retrieved his wallet and from like a stack of 30 of these things pulled one out and gave it to me and said something like “I hope you reconsider your choices next time”
This is the most self entitled shit i’ve seen all day
what the fUCK
w o w
Yeah for anyone who doesn’t work retail, people really are this fucking entitled and condescending.
I NEED THIS ON MY BODY
Husain Abdullah received an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for praying on Monday. [Yahoo]
This is probably going to be a big deal tomorrow. The NFL can’t do anything right this year.
it is a big deal, how many times has tebow kneeled down? Has he ever been penalized? No. Bullshit. Then they have the audacity to be calling it excessive celebration, screw the NFL. Let a white Christian male kneel down and protect his ass, create a movement and call it tebowing, but once a Black Muslim Male does it, it’s flagged. IT’S ALL FUN AND GAMES UNTIL IT’S NO LONGER INVOLVING A WHITE CHRISTIAN MALE BUT RATHER A BLACK MUSLIM. LOAD OF B.S.
good fucking lord
Disgusting. I’m a lot more likely to take offense to Tebow’s jamming his Christianity into my face (and I do) than I am to this man taking a quiet moment. Abdullah is allowed his faith every bit as much as the other goofs in sports.
Can’t stop won’t stop
ARE WE NOT GOING TO DISCUSS HOW SHE FOLDED HER HIJABS TO LOOK LIKE THE HAIR OF THE CHARACTER, THAT IS SUCH A LOVELY AND GREAT IDEA. OHMYGOD
when they were prepping me for the surgery the nurse put one of those cloth hats over my head to keep the hair out of my face
she said “here’s your party hat”
and i was already trippin balls so I said
and wiggled around on the table like a gleeful slug
i think about this post sometimes and it makes me grin like a dope
deciding i was pretty was the best thing that i ever did
one day i was just like
fuck this im pretty
and i was
i’m reblogging this twice because this is probably the truest statement I’ve ever come across. And it holds power and ability for every person…
I don’t care what kind of blog I have I will blog this no matter what.
"Craving sensation: feeling unreal" was such a huge part of the beginning of my relapse. I was convinced that people in front of me didn’t even exist and I kept touching things and trying to feel sensation. I’m reblogging because I know that that was so horrifying for me and I never want anyone else to go through it.Just in case this can help someone. Some suggestions also seem harmful (eating a hot pepper really hurts!!!) but steps to feeling better and not self harming is most important. Sending you love and light
STOP SCROLLING! Please reblog this vitally important information because at least one of your followers is self-harming. Thank you!