~*~*afterlife*~*~

Broken music boxes, cracked porcelain, ball-jointed dolls (a spooky spring playlist)

a little mechanical waltz~ colleen

ice reign~ princess chelsea

doctor blind~ emily haines and the soft skeleton

neither the beginning nor the end~ gabby young & other animals

where is my mind~ yoav

v.f.d.~ thomas newman

gravediggress~ cocorosie

moonlight densetsu (sad version)

pagan poetry~ bjork

secret~ the pierces

obedear~ purity ring

walking on air~ kerli

dead inside~ foreign slippers

the spine song~ cake betty bake

where’s your child?~ coil

love you~ stephanie lapointe (ignore vid)

yellow flicker beat~ lorde

special death~ mirah

carousel~ melanie martinez

after the afterlife~ cocorosie

we’re so lost~ princess chelsea

(some repeats of music i’ve posted before, but they fit this aesthetic :D)

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Beautiful coincidence, because the first thing I thought about the whole Athelstan re-birth/going back to Christianity was that he and Ragnar can’t be reunited in Valhalla. And then it turns out to be the first thing Ragnar thinks about when Athelstan passes. He wants to spend eternity with this man he loves so deeply.

Now he’s converting to do so. That’s pure devotion. I hope the final scene of the whole show is their reunion in the afterlife. And even if it isn’t, it will be in my heart.

“It does not matter where I do, what matters to me is where you are going.”

I’m sorry. I just watched…the thing. I had to wake Himself up when I was done so I had someone to cry on (other than the dog). I haven’t fully digested all of it. 14587 people may have said it, but…Athelstan knew he was going to be killed/martyred. That was this last request to Ragnar. He wants Ragnar to convert so that they can be reunited in the afterlife. Ragnar is painfully aware of that fact.

silverleo8264 asked:

Hello! I recently thought of a question after watching a few Christian and Islamic documentaries (note: this post will not be inflammatory). From my experience and understanding, some of the primary reasons for worship in these religions concern the afterlife, forgiveness, and morals. I'm curious on what your take is of why you (or other Kemetics) worship. Concerning morals, I know there is the idea of maat, but I don't usually see much focus on afterlife or forgiveness. Thank you!

Well, I’d wager that each Kemetic is different behind the why. We’ve sorta talked about it over on KRT- talking about how people have gotten into Kemeticism, or how they live it or how it effects their lives- and that may be useful to round out the reasons behind why we all practice.

Like with most things geared towards this, I don’t feel like my story is very interesting or helpful or inspiring or anything like that. I practice Kemeticism because it fits my worldview. It’s really that simple. I never went looking for religion in any real way, but then Set showed up and said “I have shit for you to do” and I did it because idk why. I guess I felt compelled to. The work I do helps me to feel less like shit, and helps with my own mental health, so that’s probably why I continue with it, even though there are days when I want to throw in the towel and disappear.

It’s really got very little to do with the structure of the religion- I’d have to focus on balance and self care with or without couching them in the concept of ma’at. My body is slowly dieing with me still in it, and I don’t need religion to teach me that I need to put myself as a priority in order to prolong my life or make my existence less painful. However, Kemeticism does offer a nice structure to wrap that in, and so I do. But again, if I didn’t have Kemeticism here- I’d probably still be doing a lot of what I already do, because that’s just how I roll. Or something. 

When comparing Christianity and Kemeticism as a whole, I want Kemeticism to be something that people want in their lives. I don’t want to be like a lot of people I’ve met who are Christian purely out of convenience or fear. To me, having people stay in your religions because they fear some horrible afterlife or a god spiting them isn’t healthy for the person or the religious community. It doesn’t make people want to engage in the religion or anything tied to it. So honestly, I’d rather focus on how to make everyone happier and healthier- because the happier and healthier you are, the more likely you are to want to stick around. This is also why I focus on community as I do- because it’s necessary for the religion to survive. 

I personally don’t think that there are many hard set morals with Kemeticism. I think many people like to fit a moral or ethics systems into Kemeticism- and they can if they like. But I don’t know that we’ve ever really been able to boil down a solid set of “this is how the Egyptians thought people should act”. I say that because much like our modern society- we have things that we consider “ethical”, and then 90% of the people in our society do things that blatantly ignores those ethics. And Egypt was no better. That’s why I often like to say the most important thing is balance, ma’at and not being a dick- because they are structured enough for people to work with, but they are open enough for people to interpret however they want. Because let’s be honest- what is dickish to one person isn’t dickish to another. And the same goes with balance and respect. But at the same time, it’s better than nothing at all and it gives us a starting point for discussion and figuring this stuff out.

Forgiveness is actually on my list of things to write about one day. I know a lot of Christians I’ve met push people to forgive and forget, but honestly I find that mentality very damaging to anyone who has been the victim of abuse. I’ve also found like in my paragraph above- many people like to lecture people about forgiving and forgetting, but rarely do that when the shoes are on their own feet. So I think forgiveness has a place, but I find that healing is more important than forgiveness. There are certain things that people have done to me that I’ll never be able to forgive plain and simple. What’s more important is learning to live with what has happened to me (and others), and learning to not let it have complete control over my life. Again, circling back around to self care and ma’at- doing what you need to do in order to be happy and healthy. That’s more important, imo, than forgiving people just for the sake of their (and other’s) comfort.

And I guess I should add that I don’t consider forgiveness a moral. I really don’t. So there’s that.

As for the afterlife- meh. It is what it is, but it’s not the be all and the end all of the religion. I personally don’t think that Christians focus on the afterlife very much- otherwise our culture wouldn’t be so death-phobic. If anything, I’d like to see our society (and Kemeticism with it) being more open about death and death practices. I think the fact that we’re not planning our mortuary complexes and reading the BotD shouldn’t be conflated with “no discussion of the afterlife”. I just think that in all of the material to cover about Kemeticism, it’s not the first thing people jump to. I personally focus a lot on the afterlife, and the entities that live in afterlife planes. I just don’t talk about it a lot because it’s not really something that’s easy to break down into useful stuff for other people (90% of what I write about is written to help others- there are a lot of topics I don’t write about because people rarely bother reading things that can’t be applied to their lives). Also, KRT has discussed that as well

I also don’t think the afterlife deals with morals. I mean, I guess it does in that you only get the “happy afterlife” if you’re a good person. But I don’t think that’s why you should be a good person. You should be a good person because it’s the right thing to do- not because of some possible reward after you die. 

So, uh, yeah. Have a book I guess?

so i just finished this AMAZING book and i think some of y’all would probably like it too

  • cool narrative structure with two parallel stories told in alternating chapters
  • awesome female protagonists in both
  • one is a first-time young adult novelist, just out of high school and nervous about editing her manuscript and establishing a new life for herself in NYC
  • the other is the heroine in her finished novel, a teen girl who escapes a terrorist attack by temporarily willing herself into the afterlife
  • the novelist is a demisexual woc with a lesbian love interest
  • she struggles with issues of cultural appropriation and impostor syndrome and what constitutes someone’s “real name”
  • there are really cool developments in the book-within-a-book that clearly reflect the stuff the writer character is going through
  • idk it’s just really great

the madness within | a remus lupin fanmix — “the gnashing teeth and criminal tongues conspire against the odds, but they haven’t seen the best of us yet”

i. the suburbs - arcade fire | ii. this is gospel (piano version) - panic! at the disco | iii. how soon is now - the smiths | iv. howlin’ for you - the black keys | v. teenage dirtbag - wheatus | vi. hand in glove - the smiths | vii. last nite - the strokes | viii. float on - modest mouse | ix. afterlife - arcade fire

I just need someone to write an “Anakin being reunited with Padme in the afterlife” fic. Just so they can get their happy ending. They didn’t get one in life. They deserve one in death. 

anonymous asked:

if it helps the botfa sadness i still headcanon that bilbo manages to meet thorin in the afterlife. he's a smart hobbit who does what he wants ;)

OF COURSEEEE

ANYONE WHO SAYS OTHERWISE IS WRONGGGG THEY FIND EACH OTHER IN THE AFTERLIFE AND ADVENTURE TOGETHER AND HAVE ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD

ALL THE TIME THEY WERE DEPRIVED OF AND JUST THEM FINALLY GETTING PEACE AND HAPPINESS TOGETHERRRRRR

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Ok - Shameless self-promotion :)

I was in a strange mood that resulted in this story. It’s a death-fic BUT it’s not a sad one, so you might give it a try?

Fili, the former King under the Mountain is dead.
Don’t grieve!
He passed away after a long and happy life, his beloved brother-consort at his side.
But- the journey didn’t end here.

Death is not the end, it’s just the first step into another adventure

Thanks to the lovely ceallaig1 for the beta <3

anonymous asked:

...W4NT TO H4V3 PL4TON1C SNUGGL3S ON TH3 SC4L3M4T3 P1L3 L4T3R?

CG: I DON’T KNOW HOW YOU MANAGED TO BRING THOSE FUCKING BUTTON-EYED CREATURES WITH YOU INTO THE AFTERLIFE OR HOW YOU KEEP FINDING ME IN THESE HEINOUS BUBBLES. 
CG: BUT IT’S NOT LIKE I HAVE ANYTHING BETTER TO DO HERE SO YEAH IF I SHOW UP IN ONE OF YOUR BUBBLES WITH YOUR STUPID SNOUT PILES THEN I WILL JOIN YOU. 

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mythology meme: gods and goddesses - olympian (2/5) - demetr
D E M E T R was the great Olympian goddess of agriculture, grain, and bread, the prime sustenance of mankind. She also presided over the foremost of the Mystery Cults which promised its intiates the path to a blessed afterlife. Demeter was depicted as a mature woman, often crowned and holding sheafs of wheat and and a torch.

some of the famous myths:
The abduction of her daughter Persephone by Hades, and the great dearth she brought down upon the earth;
The nursing of Demophoon, the young son of King Keleus of Eleusis;
The journeys of Triptolemos, a hero sent by the goddess to instruct mankind in agriculture;
Her assault by Poseidon who forcefully coupled with her in the form of a horse;
The punishment of Erysikhthon who was cursed with an unquenchable hunger by the goddess for cutting down her holy grove.

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MYTHOLOGY MEME - [1/3] Places → The Underworld

The Greek underworld, called Hades after the god who ruled it, was a place where souls went after death and was the Greek idea of afterlife. At the moment of death the soul was separated from the corpse, taking on the shape of the former person, and was transported to the entrance of Hades. Hades itself was described as being either at the outer bounds of the ocean or beneath the depths or ends of the earth. It was considered the dark counterpart to the brightness of Mount Olympus, and was the kingdom of the dead that corresponded to the kingdom of the gods. Hades was a realm invisible to the living and it was made solely for the dead.
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