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plavapticica:

whenever someone posts a fanmix “remember middle school!!” but all the songs came out when you were in college you’re old you’re old on the internet you’ve seen stars burn out and centuries change you’ve seen the fall and rise of millenia and a time before and the world is forgetting

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I get that feeling with a lot of “most of tumblr is too young to remember” posts where it’s all stuff that I was too old for whenever it came out.

What's the difference between a pentagram and a pentacle?

Anonymous

bibliophilicwitch:

traegorn:

cannibalcoalition:

bibliophilicwitch:

The basic difference is that the pentagram is just the star while the pentacle is the star within the circle.

I thought I was going to link you to a bit about the history, but I can’t find anything so I don’t think so. :/

I was under the impression that a pentacle just meant amulet, as in something worn around the neck and that a pentagram was the five-point star that is normally worn as a pentacle. 

Yeah - Pentagram is a symbol, pentacle is an object. It never ceases to amaze me how many people can’t get this right. I blame the pagans who started using the term pentacle exclusively during the “devil worship cult” hoaxes of several decades back in an attempt to differentiate themselves during the panic.

You know what I blame, traegorn? Misinformation in too many places, primarily the more easily attainable books on paganism and Wicca. Thank you, cannibalcoalition, for the note. I feel vaguely like I’ve heard that, but I’ve always understood it to be what I said. Yey learning!

Oh, misinformation is exactly it - what happened was (as far as I can piece together) is that “pentagram” ended up with such negative connotations within American society (post devil-worship hoax scare) that neopagan writers started using the term “pentacle” almost exclusively.

Added in with the anti-Satanism bias amongst many other neopagans, it turned into “we use the pentacle, THEY use the pentagram” in some cases. Others reclassified the pentagram/pentacle differentiation into effectively what you said (whether or not a circle encloses the star). Some have just thrown up their hands and have said the words are interchangeable too.

So we’re left with a quandary. While its true that language is fluid and words take on new and lose old meanings, we’ve got two words which have such confused meanings that, say, a practicioner of Thelema and a Wiccan who only reads certain authors can’t agree on what are supposed to be the faith independent terms.

…and then we have to explain it to outsiders.

Which is why I’m kind of gung ho about the object/symbol differentiation. It’s a simple split which is easy to use, understand, and goes back to the original meanings. Maybe I shouldn’t tell people they’re wrong - it does make me sound like an arrogant ass more often than not - but I figure if we can just get this one thing down it’ll make explaining things to aunts who won’t stop asking us questions at Thanksgiving/[insert local holiday] easier for everyone. :P

What's the difference between a pentagram and a pentacle?

Anonymous

cannibalcoalition:

bibliophilicwitch:

The basic difference is that the pentagram is just the star while the pentacle is the star within the circle.

I thought I was going to link you to a bit about the history, but I can’t find anything so I don’t think so. :/

I was under the impression that a pentacle just meant amulet, as in something worn around the neck and that a pentagram was the five-point star that is normally worn as a pentacle. 

Yeah - Pentagram is a symbol, pentacle is an object. It never ceases to amaze me how many people can’t get this right. I blame the pagans who started using the term pentacle exclusively during the “devil worship cult” hoaxes of several decades back in an attempt to differentiate themselves during the panic.

New UnCONventional: The Trumpets of Angels

New UnCONventional: The Trumpets of Angels

I found the Christmas Creep.

I found the Christmas Creep.

sundisaya:

yolktuba:

polterghast:

yolktuba:

if you can pick something cute up in a game and don’t try to throw it off a ledge you are out of your mind

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Save us from Cancer

traegorn:

renainnocenti:

Hello there. My name is Carolyn Langreder, in this past year my family has been put through the ringer.

My fiancé, Nick “Izumi” Bergenske’s mother was diagnosed and treated for stage 3 breast cancer.

We are currently struggling to pay our bills and feed ourselves while making payments for her treatment.

While we are greatful for the treatment and that it was taken care of before it hit terminal, we are still fighting for the ability to keep ourselves afloat.

His father’s hours got cut at work and he also took a large pay cut as a result of this and has had to have Nick pay a large portion of the bills and has left us with almost nothing in our bank accounts, and forcing us into debt.

Between the rent, food, and student loan payments we are having a difficult time making ends meet.

If we cover her bills she will hopefully feel confident enough to get checked for remission, as she is refusing to go to the hospital for any reason as a result of these bills.

And help will be appreciated kindly.

Every person who wishes, upon your donation, I will send out a thank you card as well as a sticker of our cat that I drew myself.

We know you don’t have to and that you may not have much to offer, but support, even in spreading the word, will be appreciated. And I will personally make an attempt to thank each and every single person who helps us in this time of need.

Thank you for your time.

Nick cohosts Nerd & Tie with me, and his family could use your help.

gayobamafanfiction:

kernalmustache:

chronic-genderbender:

seitosei:

here-comes-the-bang:

anothercleverjedimindtrick:

kidwiththelid:

I actually loved these commercials because it gave cartoon network some sense of realism.

The best era

Miss them

yeah but why is johnny at a laundry mat he lives with his mom

JOHNNY BRAVO LOVES HIS MAMA
JOHNNY BRAVO RESPECTS HIS MAMA
HE AIN’T GONNA MAKE MAMA DO ALL THE WORK

Why is an ancient Japanese warrior at the laundromat?

that’s samurai jack you rude binch

SAMURAI JACK LOVES JOHNNY’S MAMA
SAMURAI JACK RESPECTS JOHNNY’S MAMA
HE AIN’T GONNA MAKE JOHNNY’S MAMA DO ALL THE WORK

gayobamafanfiction:

kernalmustache:

chronic-genderbender:

seitosei:

here-comes-the-bang:

anothercleverjedimindtrick:

kidwiththelid:

I actually loved these commercials because it gave cartoon network some sense of realism.

The best era

Miss them

yeah but why is johnny at a laundry mat he lives with his mom

JOHNNY BRAVO LOVES HIS MAMA

JOHNNY BRAVO RESPECTS HIS MAMA

HE AIN’T GONNA MAKE MAMA DO ALL THE WORK

Why is an ancient Japanese warrior at the laundromat?

that’s samurai jack you rude binch

SAMURAI JACK LOVES JOHNNY’S MAMA

SAMURAI JACK RESPECTS JOHNNY’S MAMA

HE AIN’T GONNA MAKE JOHNNY’S MAMA DO ALL THE WORK

(Source: theglitterbeard)

Episode 32 – Have You Tried Turning It Off And On Again | Nerd & Tie

nerdandtie:

On this fortnight’s installment of the podcast, we talk about Squirrel Girl’s upcoming solo series, the complete DC Carnival of Sadness film lineup (including Wonder Woman), Iron Man in Captain America 3, The IT Crowd getting (another) American remake, Pher’s experiences at Anime Fusion and Nick’s opinions on Anime News Network reviewer Theron Martin.

He has some thoughts.

Not sure what happened to my Sim, but it’s hilarious.

Not sure what happened to my Sim, but it’s hilarious.