"Temperance is to temper, to forge or create, like a blacksmith, alchemist or even artist. Through Temperance, we explore through creation, unifying extremes and bringing new ideas into material form."
― Christopher Penczak
The Outer Temple of Witchcraft: Circles, Spells and Rituals
Image Credit: Katia Honour
this will forever be my favorite tweet of all time
this morning i remembered an article i read in one of this or last year’s issues of Brides, where it was talking about unfucking your financial shit before getting married
the couple they used as an example spent around $5000 on food in, like, a week
or something equally preposterous
this was two people
i’ll have to go find it to see the specifics
I feed a family of 4 on $150 a week….I don’t see how this is a possible number unless the couple in question is:
- stocking up for an impending apocolypse
- bulking up to the set Guinness world record for heaviest couple
- Buying a ton of extra food and donating it to local food pantries
- all of the above…
Seriously, though bridal magazines are nothing but a bundle of printed advertisements for the WIC. Back in the 90’s, when I worked in a bridal store, they were slightly useful for finding local vendors but I seriously don’t understand how they are still around when there is the internet….
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is a monument in dedication to the services of an unknown soldier, Marine, airman or sailor and to the common memories of all soldiers, Marines, airmen and sailors killed in any war. Throughout history, many soldiers have died in wars with their remains being unidentified. The tomb is guarded 24/7 365. Even through hurricanes as a sign of respect.
These soldiers stand guard, day and night, through blistering heat and freezing cold. They stand in driving rain without flinching. It is one of the highest honors to guard the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and there are no excuses, no rainy days. One year, a really bad hurricane swept through the coast and the soldiers were given permission to leave their post. They declined, choosing to stay and guard the tomb.
These men inspire me and have my utmost respect. Thank you.
The tomb is at the Alexandria National Cemetery and if you are there during the changing of the guard ceremony, its is definitely something worth witnessing.
Also, the tomb is supposed to contain remains from every major American conflict since World War I, but it has become increasingly difficult to find unnamed remains due to DNA testing. The tomb belonging to Vietnam was exhumed and the body was identified. So, it is now empty and more recent American conflicts have not been added.
groot is probs assumed to be male but tbh i figure groot is a lil genderless being. who needs the gender binary when you’re a celestial tree creature. riddle me that.
"Are you a boy, or a girl?"
"I am Groot."
But like, didn’t Groot accidentally grab Gamora instead of Peter at the beginning? And Rocket was all “Learn genders already!” So like. Groot has no idea what gender is. Seems pretty canon to me?
Female pilots edited out of the Star Wars movies.
I saw the tweets about this today, and I was like oh yeah, I remember hearing about that.
And then I saw the pictures and just— wow. What it would have meant to have these women in the movie, all this time. I can’t properly articulate it but it’s hitting me unexpectedly hard.
Wow thats a shame, even a nice old lady too. These Space Valkyries should have been left in.
They really should have.
I lived, ate, and breathed Star Wars from age 2 until 2005 when RotS finally beat the enthusiasm out of me, and I have NEVER, EVER in all my reading on behind-the-scenes and makings-of heard of these shots. It’s a shame there was no relaunched edit of the original trilogy they could have slipped these in OH FUCKING WAIT THERE’S BEEN LIKE 3 OF THOSE NOW.
Fuck. FUCK. Whoever decided to edit out and bury these needs to french kiss an angle grinder.
I want to see the old lady in the A-Wing. Seriously, it’s like, she’s somebody’s grandma. Some kid in the Outer Rim Territories got greased by the Empire for seeing something she wasn’t supposed to see, and her grandma, the bush pilot, decided “Fuck this, I’m gonna strap on an fighter and make the Empire fucking PAY for the moment it decided to fuck with MY FAMILY.”
DON’T. MESS. WITH. GRANDMA.These are quickly being put into the “always reblog” category.
Whenever there is a war, there are women who are warriors. Then they get erased from history. Happens in real wars and fictional ones alike.
this fucking mentality that you can’t be best friends with your significant other, that romance ruins a friendship, that BOTH FRIENDSHIP AND ROMANCE CANNOT OCCUR SIMULTANEOUSLY kills me like
that’s such a horrible, horrible and unhealthy mentality to have