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Copper falcon / copper seraph / stonewash spines - I LOVE COPPER. I love copper enough to do a dragon with doubles, which I usually try to avoid for dragons-that-don’t-exist!

I really struggle with spines on a lot of genes (Imperials, Tundras, Skydancers) because I think the spines are placed really weirdly–it’s definitely more common for me in the hairier breeds–but I like them a lot on Bogsneaks, I think. It’s never going to be my favorite gene, but sometimes it’s just perfect.

What Are Doppelgängers?

Doppelgänger is the name given to a look-alike or exact double of a living person. They have been regarded as a paranormal entity or a bad omen, commonly believed to bring death. Some refer to a doppelgänger as an ‘evil twin’ or ‘alter ego’. Whatever they are, they’re extremely creepy, and more common then you’d first think.

Doppelgängers have been reported all over the world. Usually, a family member or a friend may see their loved one in one location, only to find they were actually somewhere else (sometimes even in a different country) at the time their double was seen. There have been many reports of Doppelgängers in places that have also been reported to be haunted or that have some level of paranormal activity. A common occurrence linked to doppelgängers is the phenomenon of hearing a loved one’s voice, only to find them to not have been the ones that spoke.

There are many theories linking doppelgängers to paranormal phenomena, such as demons mimicking us, but one theory that is particularly interesting is the theory linking doppelgängers to dimensional shifts. The 18th Century poet,  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, documented an encounter with his own doppelgänger whilst riding. He passed an exact double of himself wearing a grey suit with gold details riding in the opposite direction. Years later, he was riding down that exact road when he realized that he was wearing the exact same clothes as he had seen himself in before. This raises the question, are doppelgängers our future selves? Are they glimpses of ourselves in alternate dimensions?

Unfortunately, we do not know for definite what these entities are, or even that they exist at all. Heautoscopy is a symptom of several mental illnesses such as schizophrenia where the sufferer has hallucinations of themselves from a distance. This may be an explanation for the doppelgänger phenomenon, but how does that explain the sightings of doppelgängers by individuals with no history or symptoms of mental illness?

After researching this phenomenon I seem to have come away with more questions than answers. Truthfully, this unexplained event is just that - unexplained. One thing is for sure, however, when I look out of my bedroom window at night, I sure as hell don’t want to see a duplicate of myself smiling back at me.


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there’s a good reason these tables are numbered honey, you just haven’t thought of it yet // panic! at the disco

Kik Roleplay

Hey! I’m looking for someone new to rp with on kik!
I’ve been doing mostly 5sos lately but I’ll play whoever you want.
I’d prefer to do doubles but it doesn’t matter to me if it’s 1st or 3rd person.
If your replies aren’t going to be detailed and at least medium length, please just don’t bother messaging me. I don’t want to come off rude but I know that it won’t be fun for either of us that way.
And please be understanding that I can have a busy-ish schedule during the week.
We can go over everything else when you message me if you want :-)
If you’re interested, message me for my kik!

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Hadn’t posted these, but here are some photos from my doubles aerial routines from December! This was my first time performing. I’m the base/bigger/tank girl. I’ve never been the willowy lithe thin beauty, but I finally found something that I’m naturally decent at that is more graceful. I enjoy being strong for other people. Gives me purpose and a lot of pride.

In some shots, my right foot is really curved/not pointed. I swear it’s because of breaking my ankle playing hockey last year! Since the surgery, it has never straightened out fully. Still working on it. 

Photos by Chris Henry at Aerial Arts of Rochester