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kelpls:

necromancer in training + his pets

kelpls:

necromancer in training + his pets

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21,731 notes | Reblog | 3 days ago
easyvirgin:

congratulations u kept me away from going trick or treating at ur house

easyvirgin:

congratulations u kept me away from going trick or treating at ur house

(Source: humortrain)


189,920 notes | Reblog | 1 week ago

notwiselybuttoowell:

solaceames:

duckindolans:

perseidbadger:

duckindolans:

Where did this horror movie thing of mummies walking come from was it just some racist weird western notion to further exotify Egypt?? Did anyone actually believe this before The Mummy (the really old version) came out in the 20’s?

Buckle up, y’all, I wrote my thesis on this so I actually know the answer to it. Please take a moment to prepare yourself for white people being even grosser than you thought we were. No, grosser. NO, grosser than that. Okay, you’re ready. 

Of course, many cultures have myths about the dead rising up, but the mummy occupies a really unique place in the Western imagination. As far as we can tell, Western anxieties about Egyptian mummies didn’t appear until until the Early Modern period of European history. During this time, Europeans had some…interesting ideas about medicine. Some of these ideas involved straight-up fucking cannibalism. Yep! Mummy parts were crumbled up and used as tinctures or ingested, most frequently to stanch internal bleeding. It wasn’t until people began to realize that eating other humans might contribute to the spread of disease that the practice died out. It’s very probable that fears & anxieties about Egyptian mummies specifically came from their association with disease.

Egyptian mummies continued to be used as raw material up to and throughout the 19th century; they were used to make paint pigment and paper, and some people claim they were also used as fertilizer and fuel. (The last part is almost certainly not true, because the “fuel” thing comes from a Mark Twain joke that subsequent writers took seriously.) They were also the subject of Pettigrew’s famous mummy demonstrations, in which a greasy amateur scientist and showman unrolled mummies in front of London high society. They were ALSO taken into people’s private homes and treated as curios - having looted artifacts was considered a sign of refinement and good personal curatorship. 

Despite treating mummies as objects and resources, the Victorians must have known on some level that desecrating corpses was not 100% okay, because it’s around this time that we start to see mummy fictions. 

Including Victorian mummy  erotica.

Mummy fictions in the 19th century mostly focused on romantic conquest of the mummy, but there was an element of horror in them too; in these fictions (including ones by Bram Stoker and Arthur Conan Doyle, among others) we see a lot of fear & anxiety about the mystical powers of the mummy, which I’m pretty sure comes from Englishmen feeling vaguely guilty about having dead people in their houses. (Not guilty enough to put them back, though!) EDIT: if you’re wondering where, specifically, the idea of mummies walking is from, it’s from these stories.

As mummy romance fell out of vogue, the accompanying horror element stayed. When the tomb of Tutankhamun was opened in 1922 and a series of unfortunate events conspired to make people believe in a curse, Western anxieties about the mummy skyrocketed, and birthed the mummy-horror tradition we see today.

Of course, all of this history IS absolutely rooted in racism and exotification; as I said in my thesis: 

It is tempting to dismiss the use and abuse of mummified bodies as a quirk of history, an unusual and unrepeatable phase of Western culture. However, to do so would be to dismiss years of imperialism, of colonialist thought, in which people of “the Orient” - a category in which Egypt was definitively included - existed in the Western imagination as curios, commodities, and curiosities, not as human beings.

This concludes the super long answer that no one asked for or wanted. If you take away anything from this, I hope it’s that if you’re European, your great-great-great grandfather was probably a cannibal and your great-grandma was probably into mummy porn. Sweet dreams!

this is the most beautiful explanation I’ve ever read thank you thank you

So Europeans were literally eating the other o_0

Cat mummies were also used as ballast in ships.  As European excavation in Egypt picked up the amount of mummies that were being found was viewed as a superfluity and people went nuts with potential uses for them.


4,313 notes | Reblog | 1 week ago
atlinmerrick:

Behold: The drop-down menu when you buy tickets at The Globe theatre.
I love this place.

atlinmerrick:

Behold: The drop-down menu when you buy tickets at The Globe theatre.

I love this place.


578 notes | Reblog | 1 week ago

onceuponatown:

Girl high school gymnastics and/or ninja training. From the good old days of syncronized exercise. Charlestown High School, Boston.1893.


4,730 notes | Reblog | 1 week ago

boilerdang-chuckleface:

killervanilla:

drwilfredcokepepper:

ghost-anus:

the best pranks are the super harmless ones

like why would you pull someones pants down in public or like put them in danger or humiliate them when you can just baffle them by leaving tiny plastic camels all over their house or taping bill cosby’s face over every single face in  every picture in their house?

Last year the seniors had a mariachi band follow the principle for 3 hours

Confuse, don’t abuse ;)

MY NEW MOTTO


218,887 notes | Reblog | 1 week ago
mistymorrning:

http://www.pinterest.com/

mistymorrning:

http://www.pinterest.com/


152 notes | Reblog | 1 week ago

socialpsychopathblr:

MythicArticulations


260 notes | Reblog | 2 weeks ago

demonologys:

you people should  learn about the goetic demons like for example:

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this is prince stolas, he is a long legged owl demon who teaches knowledge about astronomy and herbs to anyone who conjures him

whats not cool about an owl demon


175,644 notes | Reblog | 2 weeks ago

doodlemancy:

My counselor suggested that I imagine my anxiety as a monster, and to imagine myself chasing it around, kicking it, stomping on it, etc. whenever I’m defying it. It’s been very helpful.


54,640 notes | Reblog | 2 weeks ago
mentalalchemy:

suixune:

sereneextremist:

A baby LED costume

SEIZE THE PREY AND CONSUME

terrifying

mentalalchemy:

suixune:

sereneextremist:

A baby LED costume

SEIZE THE PREY AND CONSUME

terrifying


235,382 notes | Reblog | 2 weeks ago
mercutio: i can see what's happening
benvolio: what?
mercutio: and they don't have a clue!
benvolio: stop
mercutio: they'll fall in love and here's the bottom line -- our trio's down to two
benvolio: people are dying

135,104 notes | Reblog | 2 weeks ago
lonelywerewolfgirl-ululate:

This.

lonelywerewolfgirl-ululate:

This.


208 notes | Reblog | 2 weeks ago

brood-of-froods:

i like to think that hogwarts has a really strong wi-fi signal, but like the stair cases, it keeps moving around. just muggleborns, chillin on their laptops all suddenly stand up together, dash madly to a different corner of the school, and sit down wordlessly like some kind of mind hive flock of pigeons while the purebloods are just so confused


48,474 notes | Reblog | 2 weeks ago
littlelotte-xo:

curlicuecal:

Games with English: insert the word “only” anywhere into the above sentence and consider how the placement changes meaning.

Omg this is cool

littlelotte-xo:

curlicuecal:

Games with English: insert the word “only” anywhere into the above sentence and consider how the placement changes meaning.

Omg this is cool


135,878 notes | Reblog | 2 weeks ago
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