awgusteen:

The Episcopal Church is basically Hufflepuff

Really?  At seminary we usually concluded that the UCC, UU, etc, are Hufflepuff.

We always figured that Episcopal/Anglican is Slytherin House.  Very classy, very traditional, fairly hierarchical, people assume we’re richer than we probably are because, well, Lucius Malfoy / JP Morgan was one of us.

waleslandofmyfathers:

Events in Wales: National Eisteddfod of Wales 

The National Eisteddfod of Wales (Welsh: Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Cymru) is the most important of several eisteddfodau that are held annually, mostly in Wales. 

Organisation 

The National Eisteddfod is traditionally held in the first week of August and the competitions are all held in the Welsh language. The Eisteddfod Act of 1959 allowed local authorities to give financial support to the event. Hundreds of tents, pavilions and little stands are erected in an open space to create the maes (field). The space required for this means that it is rare for the Eisteddfod to be in a city or town but instead it is held somewhere with more space. Car parking for day visitors alone requires several large fields, and many people camp on the site for the whole week.

The festival has a quasi-druidic flavour, with the main literary prizes for poetry and prose being awarded in colourful and dramatic ceremonies under the auspices of the Gorsedd of Bards of the Island of Britain, complete with prominent figures in Welsh cultural life dressed in flowing druidic costumes, flower dances, trumpet fanfares and a symbolic Horn of Plenty. However, the Gorsedd is not an ancient institution or a pagan ceremony but rather a romantic creation by Iolo Morganwg in the 1790s, which first became part of the Eisteddfod ceremonial in 1819. Nevertheless, it is taken very seriously, and an award of a crown or a chair for poetry is a great honour. The Chairing and Crowning ceremonies are the highlights of the week, and are presided over by the Archdruid. Other important awards include the Prose Medal (first introduced in 1937).

If no stone circle is there already, one is created out of Gorsedd stones, usually taken from the local area. These stone circles are icons all across Wales and signify the Eisteddfod having visited a community. As a cost-saving measure, the 2005 Eisteddfod was the first to use a temporary “plastic stone” circle for the druidic ceremonies instead of a permanent stone circle. This also has the benefit of bringing the Gorsedd ceremonies on to the maes, as they were often held many miles away, unbeknownst to much of the public. The ceremonies may still be held elsewhere if the weather at the maes is not suitable.

One of the most dramatic events in Eisteddfod history was the award of the 1917 chair to the poet Ellis Humphrey Evans, bardic name Hedd Wyn, for the poem Yr Arwr (The Hero). The winner was announced, and the crowd waited for the winner to stand up to accept the traditional congratulations before the chairing ceremony, but no winner appeared. It was then announced that Hedd Wyn had been killed the previous month on the battlefield in Belgium. These events were portrayed in the Academy Award nominated film Hedd Wyn.

The 1940 Eisteddfod was not held in the traditional sense, due to fears that it would become the target of bombing during the Second World War. Instead, an Eisteddfod Radio programme was aired on the BBC and the Chair, Crown and a Literature Medal (as opposed to the usual Prose Medal) were awarded.

As well as the main pavilion with the main stage, there are other venues through the week. Some are fixtures every year, hosting gigs (Maes , plays and shows (Maes C). Other fixtures of the maes are the Pabell Lên (literature pavilion), the Neuadd Ddawns (dance hall), the Pabell Wyddoniaeth a Thechnoleg (science and technology pavilion), the Pabell y Dysgwyr (learners’ pavilion), at least one theatre, and hundreds of stondinau (stands and booths) where groups, societies, councils, charities and shops exhibit and sell. Some eisteddfod-goers never go near the main pavilion, but spend their time wandering the maes and meeting friends. Since 2004, alcohol has been sold on the maes: previously there was a no-alcohol policy. Local theatres are likely to time Welsh-language productions for around the time of the Eisteddfod, hoping to benefit from the influx of visitors.

The location alternates between north and south Wales. The venue for each National Eisteddfod is officially proclaimed a year in advance, at which time the themes and texts for the competitions are published. The organisation for the location will have begun a year or more earlier, and locations are generally known two or three years ahead.

In recent years efforts have been made to attract more non-Welsh speakers to the event. This has helped increase takings, and the 2006 Eisteddfod reported a profit of over £100,000, despite costing £2.8m to stage. The Eisteddfod attracts some 160,000 people annually. The number of visitors to the 2004, 2005 and 2006 events were respectively 147,785; 157,820; and 155,437. The National Eisteddfod in Cardiff drew record crowds, with over 160,000 visitors attending.

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awgusteen:

awgusteen:

awgusteen:

so I’m going to pray the rosary for the first time tonight

HAIL MARY BITCHES

Update:

Mary says hi.

Also I’m a total scatterbrain and so it was so hard to FOCUS on the mysteries because my brain goes a billion places at once. Also I’m really tired so I almost…

I haven’t…. I was raised very Protestant and they don’t do such things.
Breaking it down like that does doing helpful though, so I’ll give it a try

Yeah, I was just going to say that almost any meditation you do involves a lot of time of getting distracted.  If you are just doing mindful breath or whatever, the whole idea is that you have to catch yourself straying and come back to the breathing.  I had a Quaker headmaster who liked to have us sit in silence and he always said it’s okay to let your mind wander, see where it takes you, but come back to the silence when you can.

The Rosary/Jesus prayer/etc are really ways of meditating on something and using the prayers as the focus to keep you from wandering too much.  But as long as you are praying with an open heart and your wandering thoughts aren’t like, “Man, I want to kill someone”, you still get the credit!


Wonder Woman #34 Selfie Variant by Terry Dodson

Wonder Woman #34 Selfie Variant by Terry Dodson

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You think I’m not a  g o d d e s s ?

Imagining Demeter being like the Queen of Thorns may have just redeemed years of me feeling like Demeter is boring as fuck.
Even though it messes up the family connection, I would 100% make Sansa Persephone (sweet, innocent, kidnapped and fought over, naive but smarter than anyone thinks) and Margaery Aphrodite, since she is also a love&beauty type and actually knows a thing or two about romance and sex.  She also has the guile for Aphrodite, and while Sansa is sharp enough to survive, she’s not a schemer.
Otherwise I love these like damn Asha=Athena yes forever. 
You think I’m not a  g o d d e s s ?

Imagining Demeter being like the Queen of Thorns may have just redeemed years of me feeling like Demeter is boring as fuck.
Even though it messes up the family connection, I would 100% make Sansa Persephone (sweet, innocent, kidnapped and fought over, naive but smarter than anyone thinks) and Margaery Aphrodite, since she is also a love&beauty type and actually knows a thing or two about romance and sex.  She also has the guile for Aphrodite, and while Sansa is sharp enough to survive, she’s not a schemer.
Otherwise I love these like damn Asha=Athena yes forever. 
You think I’m not a  g o d d e s s ?

Imagining Demeter being like the Queen of Thorns may have just redeemed years of me feeling like Demeter is boring as fuck.
Even though it messes up the family connection, I would 100% make Sansa Persephone (sweet, innocent, kidnapped and fought over, naive but smarter than anyone thinks) and Margaery Aphrodite, since she is also a love&beauty type and actually knows a thing or two about romance and sex.  She also has the guile for Aphrodite, and while Sansa is sharp enough to survive, she’s not a schemer.
Otherwise I love these like damn Asha=Athena yes forever. 
You think I’m not a  g o d d e s s ?

Imagining Demeter being like the Queen of Thorns may have just redeemed years of me feeling like Demeter is boring as fuck.
Even though it messes up the family connection, I would 100% make Sansa Persephone (sweet, innocent, kidnapped and fought over, naive but smarter than anyone thinks) and Margaery Aphrodite, since she is also a love&beauty type and actually knows a thing or two about romance and sex.  She also has the guile for Aphrodite, and while Sansa is sharp enough to survive, she’s not a schemer.
Otherwise I love these like damn Asha=Athena yes forever. 
You think I’m not a  g o d d e s s ?

Imagining Demeter being like the Queen of Thorns may have just redeemed years of me feeling like Demeter is boring as fuck.
Even though it messes up the family connection, I would 100% make Sansa Persephone (sweet, innocent, kidnapped and fought over, naive but smarter than anyone thinks) and Margaery Aphrodite, since she is also a love&beauty type and actually knows a thing or two about romance and sex.  She also has the guile for Aphrodite, and while Sansa is sharp enough to survive, she’s not a schemer.
Otherwise I love these like damn Asha=Athena yes forever. 
You think I’m not a  g o d d e s s ?

Imagining Demeter being like the Queen of Thorns may have just redeemed years of me feeling like Demeter is boring as fuck.
Even though it messes up the family connection, I would 100% make Sansa Persephone (sweet, innocent, kidnapped and fought over, naive but smarter than anyone thinks) and Margaery Aphrodite, since she is also a love&beauty type and actually knows a thing or two about romance and sex.  She also has the guile for Aphrodite, and while Sansa is sharp enough to survive, she’s not a schemer.
Otherwise I love these like damn Asha=Athena yes forever. 
You think I’m not a  g o d d e s s ?

Imagining Demeter being like the Queen of Thorns may have just redeemed years of me feeling like Demeter is boring as fuck.
Even though it messes up the family connection, I would 100% make Sansa Persephone (sweet, innocent, kidnapped and fought over, naive but smarter than anyone thinks) and Margaery Aphrodite, since she is also a love&beauty type and actually knows a thing or two about romance and sex.  She also has the guile for Aphrodite, and while Sansa is sharp enough to survive, she’s not a schemer.
Otherwise I love these like damn Asha=Athena yes forever. 
You think I’m not a  g o d d e s s ?

Imagining Demeter being like the Queen of Thorns may have just redeemed years of me feeling like Demeter is boring as fuck.
Even though it messes up the family connection, I would 100% make Sansa Persephone (sweet, innocent, kidnapped and fought over, naive but smarter than anyone thinks) and Margaery Aphrodite, since she is also a love&beauty type and actually knows a thing or two about romance and sex.  She also has the guile for Aphrodite, and while Sansa is sharp enough to survive, she’s not a schemer.
Otherwise I love these like damn Asha=Athena yes forever. 
You think I’m not a  g o d d e s s ?

Imagining Demeter being like the Queen of Thorns may have just redeemed years of me feeling like Demeter is boring as fuck.
Even though it messes up the family connection, I would 100% make Sansa Persephone (sweet, innocent, kidnapped and fought over, naive but smarter than anyone thinks) and Margaery Aphrodite, since she is also a love&beauty type and actually knows a thing or two about romance and sex.  She also has the guile for Aphrodite, and while Sansa is sharp enough to survive, she’s not a schemer.
Otherwise I love these like damn Asha=Athena yes forever. 
You think I’m not a  g o d d e s s ?

Imagining Demeter being like the Queen of Thorns may have just redeemed years of me feeling like Demeter is boring as fuck.
Even though it messes up the family connection, I would 100% make Sansa Persephone (sweet, innocent, kidnapped and fought over, naive but smarter than anyone thinks) and Margaery Aphrodite, since she is also a love&beauty type and actually knows a thing or two about romance and sex.  She also has the guile for Aphrodite, and while Sansa is sharp enough to survive, she’s not a schemer.
Otherwise I love these like damn Asha=Athena yes forever.
You think I’m not a  g o d d e s s ?

Imagining Demeter being like the Queen of Thorns may have just redeemed years of me feeling like Demeter is boring as fuck.

Even though it messes up the family connection, I would 100% make Sansa Persephone (sweet, innocent, kidnapped and fought over, naive but smarter than anyone thinks) and Margaery Aphrodite, since she is also a love&beauty type and actually knows a thing or two about romance and sex.  She also has the guile for Aphrodite, and while Sansa is sharp enough to survive, she’s not a schemer.

Otherwise I love these like damn Asha=Athena yes forever.

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au where obama loses his memory and reconnects to his past lives

  • Obama: Who am I?
  • FDR: You are the president
  • Obama: I dont know what that is
  • Reagan: In order to remember you must regain your American spirit
  • Lincoln: If you don't, tyranny will engulf the country and you will die
  • Obama: How do I regain my American spirit?
  • Clinton: Go to the beginnings. Find freedom
  • -Washington Appears-
  • Obama: Are you freedom?
  • Washington: No, but I can help you find her
  • Washington: My name is Washington, and i will show you how i became the first president

queensansastark:

Do you ever make a graphic and you get at the point where you have to choose a font and think “if only there were some way to get an overview of all the fonts I have already installed”? Well you can. At wordmark.it you just type in any word you want, it then shows that word in every font you have installed on your computer.

oh my god

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Q

unhappy-mordred asked:

What should I call you? Devan (Dev is good too) Age: 23 Gender? female Where are you from? my dad was in the air force when I was growing up, so I moved around a lot, but I was born in VA, went to high school in DC, and college in MA. What is your favorite part of summer (even if you hate summer)? since I am an adult now summer is more or less the same as any other time of year except I'm always uncomfortable but I do get to wear some of my favorite clothes so that's nice.

A

I went to college in Mass tooooooooooo :D :D

I wish all jobs gave summer breaks.  It’s too hot to work anyway!

Thanks so much for answering!!!!

(meme)

Q

queeringcamelot asked:

Hi! I'm responding to your meme and introducing myself :) What to call me? My url is fine, or Diane if you like names. Gender? Female, she/her/hers. Location? I live kind of all over now, but I grew up in the NW, USA. And I'm not a huge fan of summer, but my favorite part is hiking/camping. Nice to meet you!

A

y hlo

I’ve been meaning to go camping forever but it’s now looking improbable for this summer (baby puppy :/ ). Thanks for answerinnnnnng :D

(meme)

Q

bigeeklyanxiety asked:

What should I call you? bigeeklyanxiety Age: middleish twenties Gender? who knows! hah... I've been going with genderqueer. Where are you from? I'm from mid-north US. yay cold :) What is your favorite part of summer (even if you hate summer)? I DO hate summer. Ahahahah. But I looooooove watermelon. Like I will eat half a giant watermelon in one sitting. I love it that much. Sadly I finished off the one I had recently... I need more :(

A

YESSS WATERMELONNNN

I spent a summer eating mostly quesadillas and watermelon and I want to do it again : D

p.s., do you have preferred pronouns?

(meme here)

Well … I pronounce Cai so that it rhymes with bye even though it’s short for Caitlin. The BBC app is pretty great. Only thing allowed to send me notifications on my phone. XD

Oh, thank you! Like, I know it doesn’t matter how I pronounce an alias in my head, but it bothers me to think I might be saying it wrong - plus I could never decide what I thought it was. :D

awgusteen:

awgusteen:

so I’m going to pray the rosary for the first time tonight

HAIL MARY BITCHES

Update:

Mary says hi.

Also I’m a total scatterbrain and so it was so hard to FOCUS on the mysteries because my brain goes a billion places at once. Also I’m really tired so I almost drifted off a few times.

But I did TRY and I suppose it’ll be a lot easier once I get the hang of it. 

Reeling back to focusing on them is half the point — have you done any other meditative practice?  When I was younger I used to break down each mystery into little parts and then think about each one per Ave to keep myself actually on point.  You can also use visual aides - like finding art you like that relates to each mystery so it’s in front of you and giving you something to focus on / inspire ways of thinking of the mystery.

ofools:

lumpenspaceproletariat:

dearnonacepeople:

knight-of-antioch:

If you’re Christian I hope you don’t believe asexuality exists because you are implying you and/or others are immune from sinful lust, which is applying divine properties to humans and therefore defying crucial theological principles.

It’s just in asexuals are actually have divine properties 

lmao oh my goodness

finally the recognition i deserve, the godly kind

Oh my god people with low appetites must not exist either because they are immune from sinful gluttony

Either you catalogue every sin separately and recognize that some people will struggle with some a lot, some moderately, and a few not at all.  OR you realize that all sin is just application of misordering and/or pride and/or idolatry and no one is exempt.

p.s. plus you can understand lust as more than sexual lust; lust’s true sins are objectification of a person (rather than love of them) and prioritizing your own pleasure over your spiritual wellbeing, and no one is immune from those

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Q

caiprince13 asked:

What should I call you? You may call me Cai (online pseudonym/pen name/first 3 letters of my middle name) or Tara/Tata (what irl people call me). Age: 20. Gender? Gender-queer/female (she/her). Where are you from? Utah, USA. What is your source for reading/watching news? The BBC app on my iphone. Otherwise I hear things on Tumblr or irl and look them up.

A

Yayyyy!! Thanks for playinnng.

And I should check out the BBC app!  Honestly I usually hear things from facebook first, which is a little embarrassing for someone who used to read two newspapers every day…  Is it Cai rhyming with bay or bye?