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No Shade in the Shadow of the Cross (Live in Edinburgh)
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No Shade in the Shadow of the Cross (Live in Edinburgh)
Sufjan Stevens

now that i fell into your arms
my only lover
give out to give in
i search for the capsule i lost

drag me to hell
in the valley of the dalles
like my mother
give wings to a stone
it’s only the shadow of a cross

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WHY THE FUCK DIDN’T YOU GUYS TAKE A STAB AT FIXING PATHFINDING WITH THAT LAST SHITTY PATCH.

Andrei: You know, and I know - you dumb fuck - that 1.69 was designed to get you to integrate fully into Origin and monitor you!  Much like tugging a dog back on a leash.  Obviously the user is a pirating dirtbag waiting to happen!

Seriously though–

Andrei (plowing right on): Ain’t nobody got time to fix this broken shit!  TS3 is a finished game!  Oh!~  (~^o^)~

ಠ__ಠ  Listen to yourself, once in awhile.

BY THE WAY…..

Andrei: Yeeees….?

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…. don’t mind him.  I was gonna say something…. about something…. and then I thought against it ‘cuz that was way too easy and it would spiral into something…. I don’t really want.

But Asshole just found out he has a fan.  xD

This is an impromptu reply, because it’s an actual question!  :D  Also not doing the standard behind cut thing because…. it’s an actual question!  xD

charmed-sisters-comments reblogged your photoset

How are the werewolves casting spells??

They are hybrids!  :D  They say you need NRaas Hybrid to get this to work… but…. I seem to recall (and I very well could be and most likely AM talking DIRECTLY out of my anus right now because it was so long ago), that I didn’t have Hybrid at one time and still got them to hybridize…..

It is also how Asshole became a merman at one point in his history!  :D

Gorgeous pictures: Snow monkeys bathe in hot springs on frozen ground at Jigokudani Park in Japan

Jigokudani Wild Monkey Park in Japan is home to the Japanese Macaque – a terrestrial Old World monkey species.

Established in 1964, Jigokudani Wild Monkey Park allows visitors to observe the monkeys in their natural habitat, as they bathe in the warm springs, which are surrounded by hot steam and boiling water that bubbles out of tiny gaps in the frozen ground. Surrounded by towering cliffs and formidably hostile forests, the term ‘Jigokudani’ derives from 'Hell’s Valley’ which is where the parks name originates from.

The park, located in Yamanouchi, Shimotakai District, Nagano Prefecture in Japan is linked to the Jōshin'etsu-kōgen National Park, locally known as Shigakogen and is situated in the valley of the Yokoyu-River, in the northern part of the prefecture.

The Japanese macaque has featured prominently in the religion, folklore, and art of Japan, as well as in proverbs and idiomatic expressions which can be seen in the Japanese language. In Shinto belief, the mythical beasts known as raiju sometimes appeared as monkeys and kept Raijin the god of lightning, company.

Accustom to humans, the snow monkeys at Jigokudani can be observed very closely, almost completely ignoring the human onlookers. Usually venturing to the valley during winter, the macaques only start foraging elsewhere in the national park for the warmer months, descending from the steep cliffs to sit in the hot springs of the onsen before returning to the security of the forests for the night.

The Japanese Macaques live in large social groups, living in areas where snow covers the ground for months at a time – no other non-human primate is known to live in a colder climate. Although, Jigokudani is not the farthest north that monkeys with venture, or live. The Shomokia Peninsula, the northern part of the Honshu island being the northern limit of the snow monkeys habitat.

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 Learning how to play this song. 

In “No Shade”, Sufjan writes about his descent into self-destructive behavior after his mother’s death.

Sufjan discussed this time in an interview with Pitchfork:
I was so emotionally lost and desperate for what I could no longer pursue in regard to my mother, so I was looking for that in other places. At the time, part of me felt that I was possessed by her spirit and that there were certain destructive behaviors that were manifestations of her possession.

Sufjan’s vocal delivery is deliberately weak and wispy, at times in danger of being overwhelmed by a softly played acoustic guitar.

Now that I fell into your arms
My only lover

Give out to give in
I search for the capsule I lost

Drag me to hell in the valley of The Dalles
Like my mother

Give wings to a stone
It’s only the shadow of a cross

I slept on my back in the shade of the meadowlark
Like a champion

Get drunk to get laid
I take one more hit when you depart


I’ll drive that stake through the center of my heart
Lonely vampire

Inhaling its fire
I’m chasing the dragon too far


There’s blood on that blade
Fuck me, I’m falling apart

My assassin
Like Casper the ghost

There’s no shade in the shadow of the cross



Game Idea:
A mix between DooM and Wolfenstein: The New Order, in a hellish Classic Diablo landscape, with music like that of Iron Maiden’s The Book of Souls.

Game Story:
You’re on an airship when it crashes during, landing in a land still in the old midevil-1800s structures and cultures. The people of the nearby town ask you and the three other survivors of the crash to help them, as for years they’ve been attacked and tormented by the demons in the valley ahead.

And thus you and a companion of choice (more if your charisma/leadership is high enough) go on a journey into what can only be described as the Valley of Hell (probably going to be the game name). You go around doing small quests, saving villages, killing Demons, looting dungeons, etc etc.

Then once you’ve done all the story quests, you have to, well.. jump feet first into hell. Literally. At the end of the valley is probably the biggest, widest hole man has ever seen, and at the bottom of this hole are the fires of hell. And you have to go in there.

That’s what I have for now.

Leela

Leela is a Sanskrit word. It’s loosely translated as play. Life is one big ass mystery for me. It’s so magical. It’s so beyond. It’s so divine. It’s leela. I was so stuck and serious before. So caught up in what I’m “supposed” to do, how I am “supposed” to live. Fuck that LOL! After my recent trip to become a monk, my eyes have opened a lot more. Life is one grand mystery. It is a mystery because our minds cannot deduce it. It is a mystery because our words cannot explain it. It is a mystery because logic cannot contain it. It is like magic. Fucking magic. And within this leela is an infinite amount of dreams. These dreams range from the high peaks of heaven to the dark valleys of hell. You don’t understand what I’m talking about? Well that’s okay! Fuck you! LOL! I’m just playing. I’m saying fuck you without an ounce of aggression. But if you’re offended, then well….fuck you. If life is a grand play, then to be serious is a huge mistake. If it is natural to play, then to be serious will only breed suffering. It makes sense. How many stiffs and serious people in the world do you see with the brightest smiles and relaxed vibe? None. There’s a difference between doing what you need to do and being serious. You can still work and get shit done all the while relaxed and not uptight. I will point out one thing. If you try to take upon this thought, and you neglect the realities of others, then you are bound to get into trouble. For others, their pain is real. It is reality for them. Unless you can guide them out, don’t fuck with them and don’t condemn them. You don’t judge anybody! That ain’t your place. You’re a nobody! Who the fuck do you think you are to place standards and judge people as to how they should be! I’ve learned the hard way. I was so full of myself, judging others for being materialists and unnatural. I was the only one being unnatural. I pushed so many people away and segregated life into sides, good and bad. That only ruined me and fucked me over. I can’t sleep. So I’m here. To write and to write until my mind gets tired. This will be one long paragraph. An endless paragraph. If you have time to read this, then you either are fucking bored, you really want to understand me, or you’re in love with me and creeping on me LOL!!! But I give you props if you read this all the way through, thoroughly. I mean carefully and whole heartedly. I wouldn’t! If I saw a long ass paragraph like this, I’d be like fuck that shit!!! LOL!!! But if I was really interested, I would read thoroughly because I would want to truly understand. Anyways, what you do, I don’t give a damn. I’m not your boss. You live your fucking life how you want. You’re responsible. I just recommend you not to judge others and condemn others that don’t fit in your ideal box of people. Because fuck you! Who the fuck do you think you are? The moment you do, then that exact moment you suffer. And you’ll reap the consequences of such heart.

Gorgeous pictures: Snow monkeys bathe in hot springs on frozen ground at Jigokudani Park in Japan

Jigokudani Wild Monkey Park in Japan is home to the Japanese Macaque – a terrestrial Old World monkey species.

Established in 1964, Jigokudani Wild Monkey Park allows visitors to observe the monkeys in their natural habitat, as they bathe in the warm springs, which are surrounded by hot steam and boiling water that bubbles out of tiny gaps in the frozen ground. Surrounded by towering cliffs and formidably hostile forests, the term ‘Jigokudani’ derives from 'Hell’s Valley’ which is where the parks name originates from.

The park, located in Yamanouchi, Shimotakai District, Nagano Prefecture in Japan is linked to the Jōshin'etsu-kōgen National Park, locally known as Shigakogen and is situated in the valley of the Yokoyu-River, in the northern part of the prefecture.

The Japanese macaque has featured prominently in the religion, folklore, and art of Japan, as well as in proverbs and idiomatic expressions which can be seen in the Japanese language. In Shinto belief, the mythical beasts known as raiju sometimes appeared as monkeys and kept Raijin the god of lightning, company.

Accustom to humans, the snow monkeys at Jigokudani can be observed very closely, almost completely ignoring the human onlookers. Usually venturing to the valley during winter, the macaques only start foraging elsewhere in the national park for the warmer months, descending from the steep cliffs to sit in the hot springs of the onsen before returning to the security of the forests for the night.

The Japanese Macaques live in large social groups, living in areas where snow covers the ground for months at a time – no other non-human primate is known to live in a colder climate. Although, Jigokudani is not the farthest north that monkeys with venture, or live. The Shomokia Peninsula, the northern part of the Honshu island being the northern limit of the snow monkeys habitat.

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