The Doctor found your blog!
Hello- yes- sorry! Didn’t mean to surprise you, just a bit of a non-routine routine… checkarooni. Oh… no, not checkarooni. What in the blazes is a checkarooni? Really, Doctor.
But no! Truly, there’s nothing to worry about. Just a bit of a —follow-up, yes, a follow-up, after that whole situation with the Wi-Fi. If you’re wondering, you are A-OK. I think, just one more quick—…… ah, yes. No residual, soul-sucking hotspots here. Relax, and- and… keep on scrolling.
Oh, and if you happen to see a fish on your monitors… don’t be alarmed. He’s microchip-encapsulated, called Barnaby. I had him on the TARDIS monitors and then he just went swimming off into the Wi-Fi. If you see him, just, you know, shoo him in the general direction of my when-and-where.
(Okay, so less of a follow-up-with-the-Wi-Fi, more of a I’ve-lost-my-bio-fibre-optic-fish… but I digress!)
This specifically refers to a hand striking the side of a person’s face, tells quite a different story when placed in it’s proper historical context. In Jesus’s time, striking someone of a lower class ( a servant) with the back of the hand was used to assert authority and dominance. If the persecuted person “turned the other cheek,” the discipliner was faced with a dilemma. The left hand was used for unclean purposes, so a back-hand strike on the opposite cheek would not be performed. Another alternative would be a slap with the open hand as a challenge or to punch the person, but this was seen as a statement of equality. Thus, by turning the other cheek the persecuted was in effect putting an end to the behavior or if the slapping continued the person would lawfully be deemed equal and have to be released as a servant/slave.
THAT makes a lot more sense, now, thank you.
Proof positive that the way the Bible was written so long ago doesn’t really apply in the modern age the way some people think.
In college I was a Christian Ethics major with a Christian Studies minor. (I know that’s a surprise for a chunk of you) and this was probably my favorite thing about studying the Bible. It also became one of the reasons I largely have nothing to do with most organized Christianity. It burns me up to see so many people teaching hate and doing it under the guise of my loving Savoir.
GONNA LEAVE IT AT THAT BEFORE I START MY RANT.
Can you believe it’s been nearly two years since Cinder came out?! I know nostalgia really refers to older stuff, but I can’t help but feel it now, reading Cinder for the Cinder readathon.
I figured I’d post my initial Lunar Chronicles art because it evokes a similar feeling in me. These pictures go around a lot in the LC fandom outside of tumblr, especially on pinterest, I’ve seen. I don’t like them as much as I used to, I’ve improved so much since then, but…I don’t know.
Anyway, at the top there was one of my favorite doodles, the Lunar Chronicles heroines, all in a row. This was before we even really knew much of what Scarlet looked like besides her hoodie and hair color. Below that are my Levana pictures. They’re…uh….erm….I don’t want to talk about it. Below those are Peony and Pearl’s dress fitting and my “time is running out” picture. At the very bottom are all of the Lunar Chronicles girls I knew so far (Granny, Priya, Channary, Winter, Emilie, Peony, Scarlet, Sybil, Levana, Adri, Cinder, Pearl, and Cress) and last is my picture of Levana’s thaumaturges, Mira Sybil, Jacin, Aimmery, and Jericho, all of whom I’d love to know more about, but especially Jacin because I’ve 100% sure he’s Winter’s love interest since Scarlet came out. I didn’t include my first Cinder drawing, a portrait of Cinder, because I put that in another post (lunar lit meme, favorite book so far)
I can never stop posting this. The narrow minded bible fanatics that just look at one small thing in the bible then feed the world with their hate over it. At the same time they ignore all the other silly laws made by man they claimed were made by god. These gif’s say it all.
This made me smile so much. I looove this.
but this scene gets even more badass after this! i swear! president bartlet is my favorite president and he is fictional dammit!
Never watched this show, but have watched this scene several times.
I believe his next line is something akin to “Oh, and another thing. While the President stands…. no-one sits.”
Sassy as hell. *applauds*