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Ich weiss nicht was soll es bedeuten

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answersfromvanaheim:

korrigantsionnach:

WHY do you people all seem to think that any ancient pagans called any festival/holiday/feast day/what have you that they may have had “Winter/Summer Solstice”? WHAT MAKES YOU THINK THE  SOLSTICE IS A HOLIDAY IT’S A FUCKING ASTRONOMICAL EVENT STOP

Well, they wouldn’t have referred to themselves as Pagan either so there you go. Also the term solstice is from Latin so I doubt any society where Latin wasn’t the common language wouldn’t have used it.

Many societies had holidays based on astronomical events, like the rising of particular stars and such, or attached particular symbolism to astronomical events. Eclipses are a good example of this, it’s just an astronomical events and yet to many it was like “THE SUN IS BEING EATEN!” and it was a source of much anxiety.

If you live in a culture that only sees so much sunlight in a year, and all of a sudden this night comes along where it’s really dark and you have no clue if it’s going to come back again, why wouldn’t you do something to mark the occasion? I’d personally be more than a little freaked out and wanting the sun to come back. The sun is very important.

All a holiday is, is, well, a holy day, a day where you mark something important, and I can’t think of anything more important to most cultures* than “where the fuck is the sun at?” except maybe “what is the moon doing?” or “is my local river going to behave itself?”

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gothiccharmschool:

Semi-guilty confession time: I eventually want to get a portrait done in the classic gothic romance cover heroine style. It would be so much fun!

(Yes, I’m married to a very talented artist, but this particular style isn’t at ALL the sort of thing he does.)

Filed under art gothic

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sixpenceee:

revolution-roulette:

sixpenceee:

Let’s begin.
MOST HORRIFIC EVP EVER RECORDED: In January 2007, the Central New York Ghost Hunters investigated an old hotel in upstate New York. According to them it was the most active ghost hunt. After they investigated the tape they discovered some startling material: the voices of men and women not present as well as a women being attack. There’s a lot more information, just click on the link and listen. 
AUDITORY HALLUCINATIONS: It was designed to provide the listener with some understanding of what it might be like to experience auditory hallucinations. Content in this presentation is based on things clients told a mental health outreach worker. 
JONESTOWN DEATH TAPE: An audio recording made on November 18, 1978, at the Peoples Temple compound in Jonestown, Guyana immediately preceding and during the mass suicide and murder of over 900 members of the cult.
THE INTERROGATION CHAMBER 3D AUDIO: A 3D audio is one in which it feels like it’s happening RIGHT in front of you. This is an audio recording that contains violent material of a rough interrogation. 
THE ORIGINAL NIGHT STALKER: The Original Night Stalker is the name given to an unidentified serial killer and rapist who murdered at least ten people in Southern California from 1979 through 1986. This is a recording on one of the victim’s answering machine.
SOUNDS OF SPACE: Space maybe mostly empty but boy it creates some horrific sounds. 
MOCK ACTIVATION OF A NUCLEAR ATTACK: So this is what the end of the world sounds like
THE BLOOP: A mysterious sound from the bottom of the deep ocean. Some say it was gigantic sea creature but scientists speculate it was a large iceberg scraping the ocean floor.
OPERATION WANDERING SOUL:  Also known as “Ghost Tape Number 10” was an audio mix the US military used for psychological operations in the Vietnam War against the North Vietnamese. It played deeply on the Vietnamese belief of ancestor worship, spirits and the afterlife.
RED FOX SOUNDS: What did the fox say? Something I don’t want to hear in the middle of the night. 
BONUS: This has been going around tumblr, but if you haven’t already, listen to the Spongebob Squarepants theme song slowed down by over 800%

okay, I didn’t have the guts to listen to any of them, but oH MY HOW CURIOUS AM I

curiosity killed the cat

sixpenceee:

revolution-roulette:

sixpenceee:

Let’s begin.

  1. MOST HORRIFIC EVP EVER RECORDEDIn January 2007, the Central New York Ghost Hunters investigated an old hotel in upstate New York. According to them it was the most active ghost hunt. After they investigated the tape they discovered some startling material: the voices of men and women not present as well as a women being attack. There’s a lot more information, just click on the link and listen. 
  2. AUDITORY HALLUCINATIONS: It was designed to provide the listener with some understanding of what it might be like to experience auditory hallucinations. Content in this presentation is based on things clients told a mental health outreach worker. 
  3. JONESTOWN DEATH TAPE: An audio recording made on November 18, 1978, at the Peoples Temple compound in Jonestown, Guyana immediately preceding and during the mass suicide and murder of over 900 members of the cult.
  4. THE INTERROGATION CHAMBER 3D AUDIOA 3D audio is one in which it feels like it’s happening RIGHT in front of you. This is an audio recording that contains violent material of a rough interrogation. 
  5. THE ORIGINAL NIGHT STALKER: The Original Night Stalker is the name given to an unidentified serial killer and rapist who murdered at least ten people in Southern California from 1979 through 1986. This is a recording on one of the victim’s answering machine.
  6. SOUNDS OF SPACE: Space maybe mostly empty but boy it creates some horrific sounds. 
  7. MOCK ACTIVATION OF A NUCLEAR ATTACK: So this is what the end of the world sounds like
  8. THE BLOOP: A mysterious sound from the bottom of the deep ocean. Some say it was gigantic sea creature but scientists speculate it was a large iceberg scraping the ocean floor.
  9. OPERATION WANDERING SOUL:  Also known as “Ghost Tape Number 10” was an audio mix the US military used for psychological operations in the Vietnam War against the North Vietnamese. It played deeply on the Vietnamese belief of ancestor worship, spirits and the afterlife.
  10. RED FOX SOUNDSWhat did the fox say? Something I don’t want to hear in the middle of the night. 

BONUS: This has been going around tumblr, but if you haven’t already, listen to the Spongebob Squarepants theme song slowed down by over 800%

okay, I didn’t have the guts to listen to any of them, but oH MY HOW CURIOUS AM I

curiosity killed the cat

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I found a copy of the Twilight AU that became 50 Shades of Grey.

50shadesofwhy:

thewinterwidow:

princess-sparklemullet:

ryeisenberg:

ryeisenberg:

  • It’s called Master of the Universe.
  • It was originally published on Fanfiction.net (aka where fanfiction goes to die).
  • E.L. James’ pen name was Snowqueens Icedragon because of course it was.
  • Snowqueens Icedragon does not use quotation marks. 
  • She does, however, make up expressions like "my very small inner goddess sways in a gentle victorious samba" and “I can almost hear his sphinx-like smile through the phone.”
  • They spend more time filling out sex-related paperwork than they do actually having sex.
  • This is my reaction to all of the sex scenes:
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  • Because the human body doesn’t work like that
  • This is my reaction to everything else:
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  • Because the english language doesn’t work like that.

The 50 Shades of Grey trailer just dropped, so here’s a link to the original Twilight fanfiction that the book is “based” off of, because if you’re gonna read the book before you see the movie you might as well read it in its original format. 

Oh my god it has those banner photoshop graphics we all spent at least a week thinking were really cool and a sign of a quality fic

Reblogging again because her ff.net profile still exists, though it doesn’t have anything on it.

For those not in the know!

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