I love the idea of offerings. The notion of reciprocity between humans and gods. The idea of a cycle where they give to us, and we give to them, and through this exchange, Creation is propelled forward and maintained. I love offerings.
However, there was a time when I hated making offerings.
Yep. You read that right- the person who loves to talk about making offerings and why offerings are so…
Dreamed I was hanging out with the Kemetic fandom. We were in a coffee shop of some kind, talking about the NTR of the Month project and discussing different creation stories.
Then Ra walked up to us, put a basket of Snickers bars on the table, and left without a word.
It occurs to me Tortall has absolutely no qualms against necromancy at all. Neither Daine nor Thom get any backlash against their ‘raising dead things’ life choices, and even Blayce is frowned upon for the whole murdering children aspect, not the ‘using undead souls to fuel his death machines’.
Well, and the death machines, but not the whole undead bit. That part’s ok.
Well, it’s wrong to wake dead people up, and to imprison them, but there’s a very simply answer to why the whole necromancy thing isn’t popular.
Haven’t you noticed that no one gets to do it for very long, or very successfully?
Roger and Thom tinker with it for, what, 2-3 years? They die. Blayce, ditto. Daine was gifted with it under a limited-term contract by a goddess with a grudge to pay off.
It takes a lot of power to raise anyone from the dead, and those who do don’t get to do it for very long. The mechanism of the Black God taking back what is his may be as subtle as a lady knight coming into her own, but no one survives very long usurping the god’s power.
Hubris. The only way to win … is not to play.
I did a tumeric face mask today, because I hear all about them on youtube and natural skin websites and all that shit. Let me tell you what, my face is fucking yellow. I washed it twice and toned and it’s still yellow.
At least my skin is hella clean.
Does anyone know of any teas, herbs, or like- literally anything to help with getting to sleep? All I know is chamomile tea, and don’t know of any bedtime routines that could help other than not drinking a cup of coffee before bed.
I’ve been a minor insomniac for awhile but within the past few weeks it’s gotten worse, which I’m assuming is a result of moving homes for the second time within a year
I still need to start planning for Wep Ronpet, my last attempt at making this house bearable the last year I’m here. Any recommendations for activities other than pot smashing?
If you can’t tell this is me being unable to sleep.
I can only think of lavendar - sorry.
A few days ago, I answered this ask about Wep Ronpet, which you may find useful. I linked to three of my entries regarding WR, Devo’s guide for WR, and someone else’s post about the Intercalary Days. My ask is always open, too, if you want to bounce ideas off for what to do. But I’ll tell you what - I’m probably going to say that whatever you think up is a good idea because, you know, it’s your celebration and so whatever you want is what matters here.
Celestial Seasons also has a tea called Sleepytime Extra Wellness (which has added valerian, a known natural sleep aid.) You could try this along with a kiwi before bed because kiwis contain melatonin (a sleep hormone.)
If it’s anxiety or extra energy keeping you up, try going for a walk then take a hot bath before bed.
I love doing camera work for orchestras. I love it a lot, actually. I love the music and the attitude and all of that, but I haven’t shot an orchestra in 4 years and I haven’t been to this particular venue in 6. I’m super fucking nervous, especially because I’m riding to work with someone I’ve never met before. I get to see my boss’ son, though, who I was friends with back in college.
But I DO get to see an orchestra and I get paid for it so I can’t complain REALLY.
- its perfectly normal and expected for people to act differently around other people
- you play a different role in everyones life and you act accordingly to that role
- its not being two faced
- it’s “would you act the way you act around your friends at a job interview?”
- no you would not