Wait, please tell me you’re not really going to kill a snake??? I’m so confused. >.<
not a literal snake, no. An effigy of a snake, yes.
Anonymous said: hello! ive been approached by a god who basically indicated to me that he wanted to start a relationship, but i dont know if im really comfortable to be communicating with him!! is it rude to turn the offer down? dont want to invoke any wrath or anything. thanks!!
While it’s not rude to turn the offer down, it is impossible for me to say whether you will receive blow back from turning the entity/deity down. Some gods can take rejection well. Others don’t. Some will get nasty and throw a fit. Others will sit outside your window and whine like a puppy until you let them in. Others will leave and come back later to try again. And some may do all three of these things. It’s hard to say which of these categories your deity will fall into.
Best I can recommend is let them know where you’re at mentally with this situation. Let them know you’re uncomfortable with what they are proposing. They may give you an alternative or try to strike a different kind of deal with you- and that’s entirely your choice as to what you’re comfortable with. I’d say if you have other deities you work with, to let them know what is up, and make sure you’re good with knowing how to ward and stuff a lot of cotton in your ears lest your deity have a tantrum over the whole affair. That should cover most of your bases, just in case.
But you can technically turn the deity down, yes.
apollonianredux said: I've been wanting to get more in Kemeticism lately but I've been very nervous about it even though I have such a strong pull to it. I don't even know where to start, who's reliable for good/accurate information. That kind of stuff ;~; Do you have any tips? I'm really nervous about it all.
- Kemeticism Overview
- Kemetic Beginners/Starter Guide
- Kemetic Offering Guide
- The Great Netjer Soda Guide
- Kemetic Blog Directory
intaier tends to find some really good stuff
And for community, I have my list of tumblr kemetics (which I’m really lazy about updating and is actually maybe sort of kind of not up to date because there’s like
50 baillion700 messages currently in my inbox and I need to clean it out but again I’m lazy).
And I’m sure there’s more but I’m only just getting home so I’m gonna be super lazy and post it in the tags and peeps will probably reblog this with more great stuff.
Also avoid Budge. He’s outdated. Great for studying classic egyptology, not good for actual accurate info.
my epagomenal days start tomorrow and I have absolutely NOTHINGplanned.
well. except for going to work. I don’t think that counts.
this is how things usually end up when devo and i talk for long periods of time
is this where i talk about living the dream?
everyone wants to set everything on fire.
Anonymous said: Towards the whole "pronouns hurt people's feelings" topic. Am I REALLY the only person on the planet that thinks people are becoming far to sensative? Nearly to the point that they shouldn't leave their little home bubbles in the case that a bird chirps next to them in a way that sounds like a mean word. Maybe, JUST MAYBE, we're becoming a little TOO coddling and people need to learn to deal with simplistic shit like words. And yes, I've been insulted and made fun of. I got over it. So can you.
Supposedly invented by the Chinese, there is an ancient form of torture that is nothing more than cold, tiny drops falling upon a person’s forehead.
On its own, a single drop is nothing. It falls upon the brow making a tiny splash. It doesn’t hurt. No real harm comes from it.
In multitudes, the drops are still fairly harmless. Other than a damp forehead, there really is no cause for concern.
The key to the torture is being restrained. You cannot move. You must feel each drop. You have lost all control over stopping these drops of water from splashing on your forehead.
It still doesn’t seem like that big of a deal. But person after person, time and time again—would completely unravel psychologically. They all had a breaking point where each drop turned into a horror. Building and building until all sense of sanity was completely lost.
"It was just a joke, quite being so sensitive."
"They used the wrong pronoun, big deal."
"So your parents don’t understand, it could be worse."
Day after day. Drop after drop. It builds up. A single instance on its own is no big deal. A few drops, not a problem. But when you are restrained, when you cannot escape the drops, when it is unending—these drops can be agony.
People aren’t sensitive because they can’t take a joke. Because they can’t take being misgendered one time. Because they lack a thick skin.
People are sensitive because the drops are unending and they have no escape from them.
You are only seeing the tiny, harmless, single drop hitting these so-called “sensitive” people. You are failing to see the thousands of drops endured before that. You are failing to see the restraints that make them inescapable.
When you live in the dark for so long, you begin to love it. And it loves you back, and isn’t that the point? You think, the face turns to the shadows, and just as well. It accepts, it heals, it allows.
But it also devours."
Raymond Carver, Late Fragment.
It devours. But if you can devour it right back, or survive it, you can control it <3