Despite the constant reminders of parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles that I still have youth on my side, I don’t often feel young anymore. Going to school and working as close to full time at two jobs as that endeavor allows seems to suck away much of my youthful vitality, leaving me…
Call For Writers Seeking Submissions for a new Anthology by Megalith Books/Immanion Press. Finding the Masculine in Goddess’ Spiral: Men in Ritual, Community and Service to the Goddess.
Pagany writerly folk! Check it out! Pass it around!
On the internet and in the news media, unfortunately, one will come across the completely whacked-out idea that heathenry has something to do with racism. (I’m part Native American, so, I would not…
I would love to see a longer, more in-depth analysis of the dynamics between the different deity groups in Norse mythology and the potential connection one could make between those dynamics and people’s understanding of race in our world, the fact that race is a construction, the way race relations have evolved over time, in different parts of the world, different socio-economic settings…I’m curious how one might explore the way people can apply these broader issues to the mythology and what would come of that, if anything at all. Might that sort of analysis be a thing which exists?
I mentioned before that for some time I was operating within a spiritual framework that allowed me to justify the admittedly heartless way in which I began to approach writing. I don’t think the framework was necessarily to blame, despite this particular flaw in my relationship to it. Quite…
In recent months I had the very strange experience of breathing after being under water for a very long time.
I had not realized that I was under water. We very rarely do, I think, just like we don’t realize how bad a particular relationship was for us until we’ve so thoroughly removed…
Very cool. I didn’t know that Plesiosaurs weren’t considered dinosaurs!
Yep. All dinosaurs were descended from one particular land-based ancestor, and include the saurischians (lizard-hipped dinosaurs) and ornithischians (bird-hipped dinosaurs). Oddly enough, modern birds are descended from saurischian ancestors; the similar change in the hip shape evolved independently in the ornithischians and in birds. Plesiosaurs, on the other hand, evolved from a Triassic-era marine reptile not related to the dinosaurs, and is part of the Sauroptygeria, all of which share a common shoulder adaptation that helped them swim.
The ancestor of pterosaurs lived around the time the dinosaurs were just evolving, though it’s not certain exactly what group the pterosaurs evolved from. Mososaurs didn’t evolve until the Cretaceous, from aquatic lizards. Dimetrodon is from the Permian, long before dinosaurs existed, and is considered to be a proto-mammal or “mammal-like reptile”, and its last shared ancestor with dinosaurs was pretty far back.
So yeah, not all big ancient reptiles were proper dinosaurs.
Huh. The things you learn.
I am hardly a person here anymore because life has been all of the absolute crazy. Most of you have probably forgotten me…*tear* But if you haven’t, know that I’ll be heading to Sweden soon and I’ve started an actual, real blog which I’ll be using in that cliche student-abroad way to chronicle my adventures, but which will, hopeful, fulfill the original intention of this tumblr: that is, writing things and thinking about writing things and, hopefully, promoting people’s original writings that appear on the interwebs and so on and so forth. It’s brand new and only has two posts thus far but if you’re interested in any of those aforementioned things, maybe consider checking it out? :)
"I had never known you to be fearful, Brother. Your fear made my blood run as cold as the snow through which our bare feet crunched when They marched us into the forest…"
Part 2 of a 5 part series retelling the story of Loki’s binding from multiple points of view.