constantine-spiritworker:

nokturnel:

hellboundwitch:

I’ve made a new spread in my efforts to promote the wonderful show MisSpelled, and the Kickstarter campaign they’re currently running to fund the rest of the season! (I care about this a lot you guys!)

One of my favourite moments in the first episode (which you should watch, by the way!) is when the girls have gotten together to cast a circle, and Gladys asks, “Should we have googled this?” (Probably!)

So, I present to you my MisSpelled Spread

Card One — WTF Am I Even Doing? will help you clarify your goal and show you what the actual point is.

Cards Two to Five — How tho?? are going to be your advice cards on how to accomplish Card One — you may even get a sequence of steps to follow here.

Card Six — TL;DR will either sum up the last four cards (in case you weren’t paying attention) or give you a bare bones “at the very LEAST just do this” step.

Card Seven — Oh, and JSYK… will point out any helpful tips or advice that mysterious beings in the universe may want you to know about what you’re trying to do — although a grimoire at your door is NOT guaranteed (but you’ve got one in your deck, now don’t you?).

While you’re doing the spread, go check out the MisSpelled episodes on youtube and support their Kickstarter! Spread the word so that we can get even more witchery out of this show in the future!

So I just watched all of the episodes they have filmed and up. I actually really loved this.

So I’m sharing in hopes that they raise the money they need to continue.

They’ve only raised $7,677 but they need $75,000. Only 10 more days to pull this off.

I wish so badly I could contribute to this. Please, if you can, make a pledge or reblog it for someone else who can.

Police evict, arrest protesters at Gatineau archeological site

archaeologicalnews:

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GATINEAU — The “sacred fire” at a 3,000-year-old aboriginal archaeological site in Gatineau was stamped out and six people arrested Thursday when Gatineau police moved in to evict protesters who had been camping out in teepees for the past month.

The city obtained an injunction Thursday…

nudiemuse:

blood-and-vitriol:

clatterbane:

mikalhvi:

malformalady:

The most impressive clam in the Pacific Northwest is the geoduck (Panopea generosa). The world’s largest burrowing clam, the geoduck reaches an average size of 2.07 pounds (including the shell). They attain their maximum size by about 15 years, and can live at least as long as 168 years. The gaping, oblong shell is white with concentric rings, and generally has thin patches of flaky brown covering (periostracum) at the edges. The siphon and mantle are so large that they cannot be withdrawn into the shell.

why the fuck is the child holding that
if I found one of those I’d run
if someone handed me one I’d throw it while screaming

Yeah, I think if I found one of those I would leave it alone and at least walk away quickly.
As a little kid I would have probably been fascinated, though.

They’re actually delicious, which is proving to be a bit of a conservation issue. See, the inland body of the Salish Sea, around Puget Sound is the only part of their range where they congregate in large enough numbers to form a viable fishery. They need deep muck and normally favor somewhat deeper water than your typical clam, and they reproduce fairly slowly. Worked fine while the land was in Indigenous hands; conservation strategies built into traditional food systems plus the difficulty in catching more than a certain number of them meant it wasn’t really an issue. 
But now they’re a hot commercial item, not just in terms of local cuisine (where the price has been driven up to ridiculous levels) but overseas. The price has skyrocketed and geoducks are harvested in record numbers. Tribal shellfish farms have done well with certain other species of economic significance, but to date no really effective means of breeding geoducks in controlled conditions has been found.
They won’t go extinct, at least not from that — there’s plenty of them living in open waters along the coast between California and Alaska, albeit at very low concentrations — but it could destroy an important traditional food source, or at least push it nearly out of reach of folks who aren’t able to pay global consumer prices. And that’s not even addressing the impact of ocean acidification, which is starting earlier in the Pacific Northwest than in other regions.
I’ve actually never tasted one myself. They’re supposed to be really good if you like clams, though. Not sure I could bring myself to buy one at a grocery store…

I remember once clam digging with my parents.
I found the neck of one of these and it squirted me in the face and I took that shit personally and went to digging war.
I dug and DUG and dug like I was trying to save the world.
And then I got it and yanked it out of the sand.
I did a victory dance around the hole and when my Mom told me that since I caught it she would cook it and i could eat it, it was one of the greatest moments of my childhood.
They are delicious but frankly too much of a pain in the ass to clean and cook. 

nudiemuse:

blood-and-vitriol:

clatterbane:

mikalhvi:

malformalady:

The most impressive clam in the Pacific Northwest is the geoduck (Panopea generosa). The world’s largest burrowing clam, the geoduck reaches an average size of 2.07 pounds (including the shell). They attain their maximum size by about 15 years, and can live at least as long as 168 years. The gaping, oblong shell is white with concentric rings, and generally has thin patches of flaky brown covering (periostracum) at the edges. The siphon and mantle are so large that they cannot be withdrawn into the shell.

why the fuck is the child holding that

if I found one of those I’d run

if someone handed me one I’d throw it while screaming

Yeah, I think if I found one of those I would leave it alone and at least walk away quickly.

As a little kid I would have probably been fascinated, though.

They’re actually delicious, which is proving to be a bit of a conservation issue. See, the inland body of the Salish Sea, around Puget Sound is the only part of their range where they congregate in large enough numbers to form a viable fishery. They need deep muck and normally favor somewhat deeper water than your typical clam, and they reproduce fairly slowly. Worked fine while the land was in Indigenous hands; conservation strategies built into traditional food systems plus the difficulty in catching more than a certain number of them meant it wasn’t really an issue. 

But now they’re a hot commercial item, not just in terms of local cuisine (where the price has been driven up to ridiculous levels) but overseas. The price has skyrocketed and geoducks are harvested in record numbers. Tribal shellfish farms have done well with certain other species of economic significance, but to date no really effective means of breeding geoducks in controlled conditions has been found.

They won’t go extinct, at least not from that — there’s plenty of them living in open waters along the coast between California and Alaska, albeit at very low concentrations — but it could destroy an important traditional food source, or at least push it nearly out of reach of folks who aren’t able to pay global consumer prices. And that’s not even addressing the impact of ocean acidification, which is starting earlier in the Pacific Northwest than in other regions.

I’ve actually never tasted one myself. They’re supposed to be really good if you like clams, though. Not sure I could bring myself to buy one at a grocery store…

I remember once clam digging with my parents.

I found the neck of one of these and it squirted me in the face and I took that shit personally and went to digging war.

I dug and DUG and dug like I was trying to save the world.

And then I got it and yanked it out of the sand.

I did a victory dance around the hole and when my Mom told me that since I caught it she would cook it and i could eat it, it was one of the greatest moments of my childhood.

They are delicious but frankly too much of a pain in the ass to clean and cook. 

jhenne-bean:

{These sets are comprised of Rapunzelsannalemon -Rapunzel, Elsa, Anna, Honey Lemon- and two special Disney guests! See if you can guess who!}

  1. I am being completely sarcastic in my awe
  2. None of these categories were made up for the sake of loaded language. Each has been used in at least one sincere/serious instance of justification or defense or denial of Disney design similarities.
  3. All these model carbon copies congruities factor right in to Disney’s lack of visible diversity!

Threw this together for a number of reasons. 

Partially because when confronted with this image (or this one or this one or this one or this one or this one or this one or this one or this one) or any of the comparison shots that show the similarity between Rapunzelsannalemon, defenders of the insipid character design consistently bring up the above features to highlight the perceived distinctiveness, or as examples of “unique” and “distinguished” character design differences between the girls.

But mostly because, for all the honey/strawberry/platinum contrast and various neck widths to be found among these characters, they’re all still scooped from the same puddle in Whitelandia. There are so many other manifestations that could be represented— countless other demographics that Disney keeps tossing aside in favor of revisiting the Nth White royal.

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**It’s also worth noting that while criticism of the similarity among Rapunzelsannalemon has been mentioned as a standalone problem, I bring it up as a sub-point re: analyzing the lack of racial diversity in Disney (Princess) films.

"BUT #EYEBROWS" is also a shitty justification because it contributes to the sidelining of the valid concerns of people who are perpetually erased and marginalized in Disney films (specifically the princess line) let alone the media at large. #Eyebrows-Defense contributes to the belittling, ignoring, and trivializing of those concerns. 

White as default is no accidentDesigns have power. Representation is potent, influential, and formative— and who is sidelined is telling. 

Mind you, Disney is (SUPPOSED TO BE/has positioned themselves as) this outstanding inspiring modern paragon of creativity, design, diversity, and innovation. Yet they have tossed so many sameface white girls at us that one of the strongest defenses of recent designs boils down to hair color and nasolabial folds. Ok. 

This is a matter of them being able to knowingly fall back on the same model, the same design, the same type because they know that they are safe in recycling the same White starting point with new hair, or eyes, or eyebrows, or freckle patterns. They know that they will be defended in their choices to the ends of the earth, despite perpetuating an endless status quo reinforcing whitegirl avalanche.

In their own words, Disney is “the global leader in family entertainment”. The have operations in over 40 countries. They are agents of socialization for countless children. The fact that Disney possesses such power and influence (and that they have such a stake in childhoods) is why who they chose to represent and how often is important! 

Disney is failing to represent an overwhelming segment of their audience, and in that sense, they are failing not only their audience at large, but their own core values. Disney can and should do better. 

While you can certainly enjoy Disney and the work it produces (I do, perhaps surprisingly), please consider being more receptive to criticism and analysis, as well. It matters.

"Movies can and do have tremendous influence in shaping young lives in the realm of entertainment towards the ideals and objectives of normal adulthood."

- Walt Disney