gift of lights

anonymous asked:

I get where you're coming from but there is no "pagan religion", it's an umbrella term for a ton of different religions with vastly different beliefs and practices. And Christmas is not based on any of them, it is based on Christian mythology and the physical reality of the Earth and it's seasons, which allll religions share

What we now know as Christmas pre-dates Christianity and was not celebrated by early Christians. It was adopted by Christians who wanted to combine the celebration of the birth of Christ with the Pagan tradition of celebrating the birth of their Sun God and the winter solstice. Before this, early Christians did not celebrate the birth of Christ. Many of the traditional practices of Christmas were based heavily on Pagan traditions, such as decorating with ivy and holly, bringing a tree inside the house, gift-giving, and decorating with lights. It should also be noted that the early pagan traditions involved sacrifice but those customs were abolished after Roman emperor Constantine converted to Christianity and merged the two religions together.
So, yes, Christmas originated from early “Pagan” religions.

rhodey is the cutest person i can’t believe this,,, saying “boom” when something goes his way…Dad Jokes™… being So Into Being War Machine oh my god literally every one-liner rhodey has is life-changing i can’t believe how good he is??? “welcome to the dance floor, boys. oh no, i didn’t say you could leave” “I think it’s weird. you look like two seals fighting over a grape” “you look damn good mr president but i’m gonna need that suit back” WAR MACHINE,,,COMIN AT U,,, “no, it’s your fault, I just wanted to say I’m sorry”

he adapts so quickly to ridiculous situations he’s brave and resilient and selfless and incredible and his password is WARMACHINEROX with an x all caps what a giant dork i love him @ marvel where the fuck is my war machine movie

Your very existence is such a gift. Imagine if you were not given this opportunity? Imagine if you were not the one chosen to enter this life? Things would be different. Someone else would be living in your shoes. Your life is a beautiful gift that has been given to you; so hold it with care, and unwrap it in your own unique way.
—  Nicole Addison @thepowerwithin

Sylvan Glade lighting for all the worlds  

Install Instructions:unzip and replace one or more .world file(s) in: C:/Program Files (x86)/Origin Games/The Sims 4/Data/Shared/Worlds/Area–installation location may vary depending on the modified world you are adding

Install Instructions for mac: go into applications. Left click and press ‘show package contents’. Then click contents/data/shared/worlds/area. And all the files will be there. Just download the files and drag them in and replace them.

Uninstall Instructions: Go to Origin, and click the cog wheel next to your sims 4 game and select Repair (this won’t remove your saves, mods, tray files, or even your sweetFX/reshade) 

If you’re not replacing files in your game/bin directory you’re doing it wrong. Feel free to message me through the chat or mail if you need help installing/uninstalling it.

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I’m making this simple for downloading, but you can delete the worlds where you don’t want the lighting changed, install half of one type/half of the other or install them all! It’s up to you :)

★ Download for All Worlds/Hoods 

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ragchinadoll  asked:

Hello. Do you have any turturials on Stars. I'm making a present for someone but a little stuck on inspiration. Thanks. 😊

Yeah, I found some for you. Hope this helps!

⭐️ Also, don’t forget to have a look at my #star tag! ⭐️

DIY Cut + Fold Paper Stars

DIY Magic Treasure Foaming Stars

DIY Fudge Gold Stars

DIY Star Light Star Bright Light Garland

sew-much-to-do: a visual collection of sewing tutorials/patterns, knitting, diy, crafts, recipes, etc.

Do not look at yourself with disgust, you are a gift to this earth. You are beautiful, you are a light, an energy, an essence. You are nature herself.

Heidi Picket (via OptimisticallyAstray)

(Don’t delete source above, thank you)

i have some bootlegs you guys

so these are all the bootlegs i have. just message me if you want anything, i gift but if you have anything i want i will love you forever if you give it to me.

updated 17/7/17


25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (OBC)

Allegiance (OBC)

Amelie (OBC)

An American In Paris (OBC)

Avenue Q (OBC)

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (Abby Mueller, Ben Fankhauser) National Tour

Bonnie And Clyde (OBC)

The Book Of Mormon (OBC)

The Book Of Mormon (Nic Rouleau, Ben Platt) Chicago

The Book Of Mormon (Gavin Creel, Jared Gertner) West End

The Book Of Mormon (Andrew Rannells, Josh Gad) Pre-Broadway Workshop

Cats 2016 Revival (Original Revival Cast)

Charlie And The Chocolate Factory (OBC)

Cinderella (OBC)

Come From Away (OBC)

Dogfight (Orginal Cast) Off-Broadway

Falsettos 2016 Revival (Original Revival Cast + Audience Member’s Arm During “Jason’s Bar Mitzvah”)

Falsettos 2016 Revival (Original Revival Cast)

Fiddler On The Roof 2015 Revival (Original Revival Cast)

Finding Neverland (Jeremy Jordan)

Fun Home (OBC)

Groundhog Day (OBC)

Hamilton (OBC)

Hamilton (Javier Munoz)

Hedwig And The Angry Inch (Andrew Rannells)

Jersey Boys (Andrew Rannells) National Tour

In The Heights (OBC)

Kinky Boots (OBC)

Les Miserables 2014 Revival (Original Revival Cast)

The Lighting Thief (Original Cast) Off-Broadway (Video, but some parts missing)

The Lighting Thief (Original Cast) Off-Broadway AUDIO ONLY

Matilda (OBC)

Natasha, Pierre And The Great Comet Of 1812 (OBC)

Newsies (OBC)

Newsies (Corey Cott, Kara Lindsay, Ben Fankhauser, Andrew Keenan-Bolger)

Newsies (Corey Cott, Liana Hunt, Ben Fankhauser, Andy Richardson) (Missing part of act 1)

Newsies (Corey Cott, Liana Hunt, Ben Fankhauser, Andy Richardson) (Closing night)

Newsies (Dan DeLuca, Stephanie Styles, Jacob Kemp, Zachary Sayle) National Tour

Newsies (Joey Barreiro, Morgan Keene, Stephen Michael Langton, Zachary Sayle) National Tour

Newsies Live (Jeremy Jordan, Kara Lindsay, Ben Fankhauser, Andrew Kennan-Bolger) Pro-Shot

Next To Normal (OBC)

Next To Normal (Kyle Dean Massey, Jessica Phillips)

The Prom (Caitlin Kinnunen, Beth Leavel) Regional

Something Rotten (OBC)

Something Rotten (Rob McClure, Christian Borle)

Spring Awakening (OBC)

Spring Awakening (Deaf West)

Spring Awakening (Andy Mientus, Ben Fankhauser) National Tour

Tuck Everlasting (OBC)

Waitress (OBC)

West Side Story 2009 Revival (Original Revival Cast)

Wicked (Kara Lindsay, Rachel Tucker)

Wicked (Willemijn Verkaik, Katie Rose Clarke)

Wicked (Alli Mauzey, Nicole Parker, Aaron Tveit)

Wicked (Annaleigh Ashford, Stephanie J. Block)


Any decent Newsies bootleg with Corey Cott

West Side Story Tour circa. 2011 (Chris Rice as Baby John, Clay Thomson as A-Rab)

Any Book Of Mormon bootleg with Nic Roueau, Brian Sears, Stephen Ashfield or any combination of those

Jersey Boys with Andrew Rannells or closing cast

An American In Paris Tour

A Bronx Tale

Waitress with Betsy Wolfe

Miss Saigon Revival

Wicked Munchkinland Tour with Jessica Vosk

Kinky Boots Tour

And I’ll probably take anything else I don’t have!

UPDATE: Out of respect for the masters, I will gift a maximum of 4 bootlegs. No limit on trading. Hell, I’ll probably give you several for one.