erbus

king-erbus  asked:

This question is actually about dragons, not humans. I'm writing a story involving Chinese dragons, so how would I describe them without actually saying "Chinese/Asian dragon"?

Chinese vs. Western Dragons

Research Chinese dragons, and note the differences between them and Western dragons in mythology. That’s how I’d start.

—mod Jess

The search term “Chinese Dragon vs. Western Dragon” brings up a wealth of results.

You can just describe your Chinese dragons as they are (how they look, act, their ability, etc) and perhaps describe the setting as well if it’s in China and you wish to show this without explicitly stating it. 

~Mod Colette

A couple weeks ago I hit 800 followers but I was too lazy to make this follow forever post, but better late than never amirite.  Anyway, thanks to all of you for staying with this mess of a blog for so long.  I’d especially like to thank these wonderful mutuals in particular: 

@bepsiii @maskedriderdcd @pumpkinsunbae @angrysteamuser @wanganrunners30 @ahirzawyvern @blurrysoulz @magnanimousman @cthylla160 @chitandas @milky-beans @the-royal-raptor @beautiful-pandawang @a-pink-warthog @zidanexv @kazcore @yotsuyuyagiyama @kiwiberohan @phantomsnake @jojosukehigashikata @coconut-langis @standology @shinmadoka @shydad420 @kill-la-kat @palladiumdreams @protovato @mi0da @santhoash-chan @tomeatscheese @speedywagons @dbzhardcore @aristocraticzed @youdonot-know @pk-smash-attack @too-many-drills @roronoasolo @homuhomuhomura @noriaki-kakyo-in-my-ass @hoekakes @joestarbucks @bootymonogatari @the-absentminded-professor @animay-tiddies @handsome-rayquaza @trashqueenjojo @kitagawa-yousuke @bigb0x @terrified-pterodactyl @bumblebee-kun @rainbow-firebird @greekyogurts @king-erbus @alexplode @holdingcoal @thereaperofcrows @metalslugx @darkflamehentaimaster @marieseuhans @thedirkadirka @myuto-nay @protomanx97 @ultramilesmanner @ludwigthefirsthunter @pc-engine-duo @firejonie @spiderskull @hype-kaminari-kun @deadlykillerqueen @tsunau @sickstrophe @jankeychan @seragaki-aoba-senpai @momrobot @nexu101 @gostumpz @nandycheekos @psi-gaming @dickmaster420 @xefyre@clownblood @lordspycrab @brolynejolyne @superdoubleko @ioriyagamifucker @captainfalconfucker @drivensuperior @hinga-dinga-durgen @wadbet@thebaeonetta @reedrill@internet-safe@neyhaz@caramatsu@inkyluma@konkeydongcountry@space-ace-jake@sassynn@cold-ramen@feerou@eminbosna@keikuina@weedramon@sonicspeed1@coolheavy @tachibanner @didusaytitans @kakoyoin @pickle-dinosaur-man @arrayindexoutofboundsexception @weeaboo-saint-ari-chan

Golems

king-erbus asked:

Is there anything you may know about the Jewish story of golems? I’m afraid I can’t find very much other than “giant mud man that gets brought to life.” I want to use golems in my story, but I also want to keep it true to the original stories.

Hi, king-erbus! Thanks for asking. Your question did make me wonder why golems specifically and not a more generic clay robot that wouldn’t necessitate making sure you’re keeping it authentic? (To be fair, I did google and had trouble finding non-golem-related stories about artificially created clay men, so this may be one of those things I assume are universal because they’re in my life but turn out to be uniquely Jewish. That happened with the tradition of putting the bride and groom on chairs and dancing around with them. I thought everyone did that.)

Most of what I know about golems is from the story of Rabbi Loew, in which he created the clay man to protect the Jewish community from anti-Semitic violence. Metaphorically and symbolically, what I got out of this was “feeling threatened leading to the creation of a protector.” The other part of the legend I know is that the golem is only alive when you write on its forehead, and when you take the words away, the thing stops being alive. There’s more about this on the wiki entry.

According to a professor of Jewish Studies I’m friends with, the point of a golem is that it’s brought to life to do its master’s bidding, not specifically the protective part as in the Prague legend. It can also be used for labor or, according to Dr. V, just standing around to show that you were skilled enough to create one in the first place.

Anyway, I hope the Wikipedia page gives you a good place to start as far as learning some search terms that may help you in future research.

–Shira

Happy Festivus, friends.  For me, followers come and go, so this is for my friends who have managed to stick with this crummy blog for so long.  Thanks much!

The cooliest:

@xefyre @hype-kaminari-kun @wadbet @yifferent @zidanexv @thereaperofcrows @bepsiii @sickstrophe

My great mutuals:

@maskedriderdcd @pumpkinsunbae @angrysteamuser @wanganrunners30 @blurrysoulz @magnanimousman @cthylla160 @chitandas @milky-beans @the-royal-raptor @beautiful-pandawang @kazcore @yotsuyuyagiyama @kiwiberohan @phantomsnake @jojosukehigashikata @standology @weeaboo-saint-ari-chan @shinmadoka @shydad420 @kill-la-kat @arrayindexoutofboundsexception @palladiumdreams @protovato @mi0da @santhoash-chan @tomeatscheese @aristocraticzed @youdonot-know @pk-smash-attack @too-many-drills @roronoasolo @homuhomuhomura @hoekakes @joestarbucks @animay-tiddies @revolveroceloot @trashqueenjojo @kitagawa-yousuke @bigb0x @terrified-pterodactyl @bumblebee-kun @rainbow-firebird @greekyogurts @king-erbus @alexplode @holdingcoal @metalslugx @darkflamehentaimaster @harndt @marieseuhans @thedirkadirka @myuto-nay @protomanx97 @ttsukii @ultramilesmanner @dankflamemaster420 @pc-engine-duo @firejonie @spiderskull @dragondad420 @deadlykillerqueen @tsunau @ltcol-kilgore @sickstrophe @jankeychan @nexu101 @gostumpz @zaoldyckyellmi @psi-gaming @dickmaster420 @lordspycrab @brolynejolyne @superdoubleko @ioriyagamifucker @arimaderci @captainfalconfucker @drivensuperior @hinga-dinga-durgen @thebaeonetta @renegade-luxray @klefki109 @internet-safe @neyhaz @caramatsu @winterofrebirth @ghostcop64 @konkeydongcountry @demijake @eminbosna @keikuina @pickle-the-dinosuarman @crimsonrealthanks 

Take care of yourselves, friends, and hopefully enjoy the new year that comes upon us

I’ve never done something like this before, so here it is!  My first follow-forver post!  

This is a list of most of my cool mutuals, with the ones in italics being amongst the cooliest, and those in bold being the cooliest of the cooliest.

hype-kaminari-kun crocadokan rainbow-firebird bumblebee-kun million-festive-juicebox brandingbrando mite-b-cool radrightankle beverybitterprince king-erbus alexplode baronesszeppeli aristocraticzed diojota djnimrod crazydiamundo the-incredible-shulk zidanexv youdonot-know jojosukehigashikata vavtrudne palladiumdreams thefreshprinceofnamek caesarchan trashqueenjojo diobrandosdong animay-tiddies joestarbucks hoekakes terrified-pterodactyl homuhomuhomura sylph0fspace lovelizzie95 shydad420 makkochi shinmadokatensei weeaboo-saint-ari-chan solf-j-kimberly ultramilesmanner skeltal protomanx97 ayyy-macarona lihns ohnomygreekyogurtsjuices a-fiery-phoenix attackontrenzalore doktorooh greatest-change partypoppergizmo unyahh fullmetalasgardian yotsuyuyagiyama kiwiberohan kishibewave yourcutegf petraea mehiswhatihavetosay sweet-raiden killdiobrando oraoraoraaura tadano-itsuki katsuiesbobcut chitandas magnanimousman herosoulz ahirzawyvern wanganrunners30 homuradays pumpkinpocky sensitive-chest-raisin kamenriderryuki bepsiii burawando the-starving-alchemist konkeydongcountry marieseuhans the-bro-with-a-fro arakieatingadonut metalslugxx officialmondozappa dankflamemaster420 susano-0 thereaperofcrows fresh-hentai protovato one-bear-to-rule-them-all

Thanks to all of you guys, and if any of my followers feel they were left out, I apologize greatly and will try to fix it as soon as I can.

king-erbus  asked:

Next time people bring up Israel to try and invalidate antisemitism, bring up the fact that Saudi Arabia is killing off Christians and atheists. Tell them how the UAE and Dubai discriminate against the migrant Indian workers, whether or not they're Muslim. Ask them if that invalidates anti-Muslim and anti-Arab sentiment in the West. If they are willing to honestly think about that statement, they'll see how they have it wrong.

Honestly, in my experience, the way Islamophobia seems to operate on the right seems to parallel how anti-semitism operates on the left. They look for the most abhorrent Jewish or Muslim act they can find and use their negative feelings about that to paint an entire people in the worst light and ignore their pleas to be treated with basic human dignity out of a belief that we’re “the bad guys,” because they want to be uncritically against something and feel all righteous about it. They don’t want to deal with the cognitive dissonance of the fact that there are genuine bigots in their movement that they are covering who really want to cause severe harm to the targets of their ire. They just want that sense of righteous oblivion and how DARE people of that group be upset that we are being put in genuine peril!

Of course, my drawing of that parallel probably just pissed a lot of people off, but I don’t think it’s baseless. 

The other day I didn’t realize that I hit 600 followers, so I’d like to celebrate by thanking all of you wonderful people for paying attention to this crummy blog.

That being said, I’d like to especially thank some amongst the cooliest of my mutuals.

A-D

a-fiery-phoenix a-pink-warthog a1ys ahirzawyvern alexplode angrysteamuser animay-tiddies aristocraticzed ayyy-macarona baewvlf beautiful-pandawang bepsiii blurrysoulz brolynejolyne bumblebee-kun caloriemate chazzgundam chitandas dad-mom-man-woman dankflamemaster420 darkflamehentaimaster dbzhardcore deadlykillerqueen dickmaster420 diskdefragment djnimrod dongularkong draco-storm dragondad420 dualscreens

E-I

e-g-g-u ekisokurimuzon firejonie fullmetalasgardian galaxytitties gostumpz greekyogurts happy-bara-salesman hierophantarcana hinga-dinga-durgen hoekakes holdingcoal homuhomuhomura homunculuseenvy hype-kaminari-kun internet-safe inkyluma 

J-L

jankeychan jjnuzz joestarbucks jojoisunbreakable jojosukehigashikata kill-la-kat king-erbus kishibewave kiwiberohan lordspycrab ltcol-kilgore

M-P

magnanimousman marieseuhans maskedriderdcd metalslugx mi0da milky-beans mitsooru nandycheekos nexu101 neyhaz officialsegasaturn palladiumdreams petraea pk-smash-attack platinumhobo pomp-adorable pompayyy protomanx97 protovato pumpkinpocky

Q-T

radrightankle rainbow-firebird reedrill renegade-luxray roronoasolo saotome-otome shinmadoka sickstrophe shydad420 skeltal spiderskull spyisaspy ss-rank-centipede spacejamdy stormysaxophone superdoubleko terence-darby the-bro-with-a-fro thedirkadirka the-incredible-shulk the-royal-raptor thebaeonetta thereaperofcrows tomeatscheese trashqueenjojo tsunau ttsukii

U-Z

ultramilesmanner valkyrienobouken vavtrudne wanganrunners30 weeaboo-saint-ari-chan xefyre yotsuyuyagiyama you-cannot-redo youdonot-know zaoldyckyellmi zidanexv zikari

I’d also like to give a shotout to 0rdidrfreezephdkickloop knucklesharkkonkeydongcountrykoregistalkumagawametalgearflexzonepltnmghostrarekong​ and ssjgssjgoku for continuing to stay awesome.

My crummy blog has somehow amassed 700 followers so I’d like to take the time to thank all of you as well as give special thanks to a bunch of my cool mutuals

A-D

@a-fiery-phoenix @ahirzawyvern @alexplode @angrysteamuser @animay-tiddies @arakieatingadonut @arcaniney @arimaderci @aristocraticzed @ayyy-macarona @beautiful-pandawang @bepsiii @bigb0ssfucker69 @birbp @blazingtransferstudent @blurrysoulz @bootymonogatari @brolynejolyne @bumblebee-kun @captainfalconfucker @chitandas @coconut-oill @cthylla160 @dad-mom-man-woman @dankflamemaster420 @darkflamehentaimaster @dbzhardcore @deadlykillerqueen @dickmaster420 @diskdefragment @dualscreens

E-H

@e-g-g-u @eminbosna @firejonie @fruityjake @fullmetalasgardian @galaxytitties @gaymettaton @gerdkinerf @gostumpz @greekyogurts @hinga-dinga-durgen @hoekakes @holdingcoal @homuhomuhomura @hype-kaminari-kun 

I-L

@inkyluma @internet-safe @ioriyagamifucker @its-pandatime @jankeychan @jgpliskin @joestarbucks @jojoisunbreakable @jojosukehigashikata @justcallmeassburgers @kill-la-kat @king-erbus @kishibewave @kitagawa-yousuke @kiwiberohan @klefki109 @konkeydongcountry @lordspycrab @ltcol-kilgore

M-P

@magnanimousman @marieseuhans @maskedriderdcd @megaman-poweredup @metalslugx @mi0da @milky-beans @mitsooru @nandycheekos @nexu101 @neyhaz @ocelotfucker69 @oraoraoraaura @palladiumdreams @pc-engine-duo @petraea @pk-smash-attack @platinumhobo @pompayyy @protomanx97 @protovato @pumpkinsunbae

Q-T

@radrightankle @rainbow-firebird @reedrill @renegade-luxray @roronoasolo @santhoash-chan @sassynn @seragaki-aoba-senpai @shagacactus @shinmadoka @shydad420 @sickstrophe @silent-n-sound @skullflowers @slumperparty @spiderskull @spyisaspy @superdoubleko @supermilkman @sweet-raiden @teamwell @terrified-pterodactyl @the-bro-with-a-fro @the-pale-cat @the-royal-raptor @thebaeonetta @thedirkadirka @thereaperofcrows @tobiotheturd @tomeatscheese @too-many-drills @trashqueenjojo @tsunau @ttsukii

U-Z

@ultramilesmanner @valkyrienobouken @wanganrunners30 @weeaboo-saint-ari-chan @winterofrebirth @xefyre @yotsuyuyagiyama @you-cannot-redo @youdonot-know @zaoldyckyellmi @zidanexv @zikari