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The Types as Hand Gestures and Poses
  • INTP: Vulcan salute
  • ESTP: middle finger
  • ISFP: peace sign
  • INFP: heart hands
  • ENFP: shadow puppet dog pose
  • INFJ: Finger to lips
  • ENTJ: Illuminati symbol
  • ENFJ: jazz hands
  • ENTP: finger guns
  • ESTJ: pointing
  • ISTP: punk rock Sign of the Horns
  • INTJ: Finger tips together Gendo Ikari style
  • ESFP: 👌
  • ISTJ: stroking chin
  • ESFJ: clapping
  • ISFJ: waving
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There was a tall man with a fair and noble face, dark-haired and grey-eyed, proud and stern of glance. His garments were rich, and his cloak was lined with fur and he had a collar of silver in which a single white stone was set; his locks were shorn about his shoulders. On a baldric he wore a great horn tipped with silver that now was laid upon his knees. (insp.)

Daily Practice Tip #50

50. If you don’t have a lot of time to practice but a lot of stuff to practice, you should spend very little time warming up. It’s the summer now (for some of us) but if you’re in the middle of a very busy day and you want to get in at least a little bit of practicing, maybe start with a scale, maybe a quarter of an exercise. Then go on to whatever big piece you’re working on (upcoming orchestra music, solo, sonata, etc. Take one or two difficult sections and concentrate on them for the last few minutes. If there’s a measure you want to get up to speed, get out your metronome and just work on that. Playing through a few places won’t help you, especially if you’re out of time.

Over its long history the Egyptians employed a wide variety of ancient weapons. During the earliest periods stone and wood weapons were used, these early Egyptian weapons included slings, clubs, throwing sticks, stone maces and stone tipped spears. Horn and wooden bows were also constructed and used with stone tipped arrows. 

By 4000 BC the Egyptians had started importing obsidian from the Eastern Red Sea areas for their weapons. This glass like stone has properties that allow it to have a sharper point than the sharpest metals; these almost molecularly thin blades are used even today for scalpels.

By the time upper and lower Egypt were first united and their society coalesced around 3150 BC, the Egyptians had already been using bronze weapons. They used bronze for spearheads, axes and maces. It was also during this period that the composite bow came into use, made with horn and wood. Over the following centuries as the Pharaoh’s dominated ancient Egyptian society they began to standardize weapons, stock pile arsenals and borrow weapons systems from invading peoples. Eventually these weapons developed into the quintessential Egyptian weapons discussed below.

The bow long remained the main armament of Egyptian forces throughout Egypt’s long military history; perhaps due to the lack of armor worn by Egyptian warriors and their enemies in the hot climate where they operated. Most archers were foot soldiers however Egyptian chariots also carried them. Archers provided range to the chariot warriors, and when range and speed were combined the chariot mounted archers became dominate figures on the ancient battlefields. Nubian mercenaries often served as foot archers and are said to have been their best bowmen.

The Sickle Sword or Khopesh is probably the most iconic of the Egyptian weapons. It features a curved, thick blade and measured about two feet long. A khopesh has a thick, crescent shaped blade that is used for slashing. There are several styles of this wicked weapon, and one very well designed style that combines the advantages of both of them. Basically one style has a hook on the end that is used for grabbing people, their weapons or shields and the other variety has a point on the end that can be used for stabbing. The hybrid type has both a point and a hook on it, and this can be used to pull an opponent’s shield down then thrust (stab) the end of the khopesh into their face. There is nothing nice about a Khopesh, it leaves nasty wounds and looks vicious.

Another weapon that the Egyptians developed with a uniquely Egyptian style was the battle axe. Their crescent shaped blades were affixed into grooves on long handles. This was a weaker connection than the axes made by their contemporaries that featured a hole through the axe head that the handle fit through, but it served their purpose of slashing unarmored troops and hacking through the hide covered, wood framed shields used at the time. However, once they met the Sea-peoples and the Hyskos they found their axes to be inadequate and changed their design. Egyptian axes could be used for hacking or be thrown.

The second largest contingent in an Egyptian army (after the bowmen) was the spearmen. Spears are cheap and it takes little training for levy soldiers to figure out how to use them. Charioteers also carried spears as secondary weapons and to keep enemy infantry from getting to close. Similar to arrowheads Egyptian spears progressed through stone, obsidian, copper and finally iron stages.

The Egyptians must have had a place in their heart for this weak little weapon (weak compared to bows and slings). A throwing stick was essentially a boomerang that didn’t come back. Perhaps it stuck around as long as it did because it was a cheap secondary weapon for infantry troops. Although a throwing stick was unlikely to kill anyone it could have also been used to distract an enemy during melee combat. While one guy throws a stick at your face another guy would stab you in the gut, that kind of thing. Famously, they were also used for hunting waterfowl along the Nile, even by Pharaohs.

Chariots represent more of an Egyptain weapons platform than an actual weapon in itself; however, chariots became indispensable to the Egyptian armies. The Egyptians built fast, light chariots and would use them to race into position shower their enemies with arrows and retreat before a counter attack could be launched. These strikes would demoralize an enemy army, making them feel helpless against further attacks. Egyptian chariots carried a driver and an archer and were assembled at the battlefield. 

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MY FAVOURITE TOLKIEN CHARACTERS | [3/15] » Boromir

∟ There was a tall man with a fair and noble face, dark-haired and grey-eyed, proud and stern of glance. His garments were rich, and his cloak was lined with fur and he had a collar of silver in which a single white stone was set; his locks were shorn about his shoulders. On a baldric he wore a great horn tipped with silver that now was laid upon his knees.

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Baphomet! https://www.etsy.com/listing/274703412/ooak-handmade-faux-taxidermy-baphomet please REBLOG 😈

This is my largest faux taxidermy piece that I’ve made , Baphomet is huge!

This Black Goat is all handmade and original , Baphomet is based on the infamous Eliphas Levi design.
He measures 37" from horn tip to horn tip. Baphomet extends about 17" from the wall to the tip of his nose. The round base measures 9" X 9" , and he measures 18" from the bottom of it’s base to the top of it’s head. The torch measures 12" long.

Baphomet is ready to hang and has a wire armature construction. This piece is mostly covered in faux fur but also has some feathers as well. His face , ears , and torch are all hand sculpted using polymer clay, with mirror shards in the torch.

Please feel free to ask any questions !

Conversation with Cha, a pearl dragon

Concerns about posting spirit conversations

Request a conjuring for a conversation

I do a conjure call for a pearl dragon. Two small dragons step forth. One is jet black and another is white, but both have amber tips to their scales, amber tipped horns, and amber claws. The black dragoness has rams horns and her white friend has straight, pointed horns. They hold hands. I ask if it is alright for me to type and they say yes, that is fine. When I am ready, the black dragoness asks why they have been called here.

I say, I am looking for dragons that want to be friends with humans. The black dragoness seems shy but the white dragoness looks interested. Nonetheless, the black dragoness pulls her friend back through the portal. They are not interested in being friends.

I try the call again. A sizable dragon steps through, larger than most pearl dragons. She is about three feet in height, and very dark charcoal gray. Her horns are curly like a gazelle’s horns. She places her hand on the ground in a gesture of greeting. “I am here,” she says. Her voice is husky and her body is thick. She is a wonderful creature to behold. I ask if there is a name I may call her by. Together we choose a name that suits her. I ask her why she has responded to my call. “Because I want to be friends with humans, as you said,” Cha replies. I say if she wishes I can help her find a human friend. She almost seems to wag her tail in a dog-like manner.

I ask her to describe herself, if she is so willing. “I am Cha, that is not my real name! That is one I chose for humans. That is my name to humans so that is what you may call me. I am a good dragon, I am pearly white.” She means, white in arts. Her claws click on the astral floor. She stretches her large bat wings. “I am eager to be friends with a human and help them! I would like to clean and sweep up. That is my true joy and pleasure.” I ask her to explain a little more. “I would like to clean all their spaces! I would like to clean their home, and their office, and their chariot/car. This brings me pleasure.” I ask for a mental image of this. I see a room, totally black and corrupt with negative and vile energies. Cha comes in and bats her wings, sweeping all the energies away. Then she scours the room with her breath, scrubbing away any other energies clinging to certain surfaces.

I ask what else she likes to do besides cleansing spaces. “I like to eat food!” she says, “I like fish and mice.” I say, I doubt anyone will feed you a mouse, but maybe someone will have some fish for you. “I like fish sticks!” she says. “I like fried foods too. They are so good.” I reply that I am sure someone will bring her fish sticks if she can find a human friend. “I thought you would help me find a friend,” she pouts a bit. I say that is true, it is my job to help her.

She asks me, “why do you do this?” meaning, help spirits find friends. I say that I like to meet new spirits and it is very enjoyable for me to help them, and to help humans find spirit friends too. She says this is good. She sits down and sticks her feet out, grabbing her toes. “What kind of human will be my friend?” I say, there will be applications, and she may choose her own friend. She may wait until she finds the perfect friend for her. She rocks back and forth, happy with this arrangement. I say, she may also have a vessel so she can find her friend easily. She wiggles with delight. “Yes! You are a good human.” I say, thank you. “You are black in arts but you are good anyway.” I say, I am not black arts! “It is all the same to me,” she says a little dismissively.

I ask why she is white arts, and how that affects her. “I am white arts because it is in my true nature to do goodness always. This is what pleases me. I will never hurt a person, I am a pacifist. I will not be a guardian, because that involves fighting. I will clean and I can heal, and be a good friend. But I am not a fighter.” I ask her to explain more about her healing abilities. “I can go in to the energies and take away everything bad that is hurting you, even if it has crawled in deep. Then the wound/flesh may heal.” I say this is an excellent talent. She smiles and ask me what talents I have. I say I am a fair hand at divination, and she asks me to read cards for her. She wants to know what kind of human companion she will have. I get the Ace of Pentacles, which indicates to me that her human companion will be a beginner to spirit work. She flops on her side. “This is good! Because I am a beginner too. So we will make mistakes together.”

I ask if she would like to work with me in order to find a human. She sticks her tongue out. “Of course, you are silly. Yes! Yes is my answer let’s find a human right now.” I caution her that she must stay with me for two weeks, so I can get to know her. She is now sad. “I want a human,” she pouts a little. I say, I will be your human for two weeks. She nods, her cheek scraping against the astral floor. “You are not a beginner though,” she says somewhat sadly. I say, I will pretend I am a beginner for you. “I will want a human that likes to talk through tarot or pendulum, I am usually too shy to talk in person like we are talking now.” I say I am sure that can be arranged.

There are some questions she should answer, I say. Then maybe we can find a vessel for you. She rolls back up so she is sitting upright. “I want a good vessel!” she says. I say she may choose her own from my collection and she flops back down again. “This is good. You are a good human, even if you are darker than night.”

lotr meme: nine characters (1/9) - boromir of gondor

There was a tall man with a fair and noble face, dark-haired and grey-eyed, proud and stern of glance. His garments were rich, and his cloak was lined with fur and he had a collar of silver in which a single white stone was set; his locks were shorn about his shoulders. On a baldric he wore a great horn tipped with silver that now was laid upon his knees.

Hi my name is Herminia Doug’lass Dementia Raven Way and i have long black ebony hair (that’s how i got my name) with giant horns and red tips that reaches my mid-back and icy blue eyes like an optimal rainbow trout habitat. My dad told me to stop writing anon hate @the government. I put up my middle finger at him.

"Daily" Practice Tip #54

54. To work on phrasing, try singing your part instead of playing it in your instrument. The phrasing that you want should just come naturally! Also, record what you sing, even if your voice is cringe-worthy. The important thing is to find your interpretation.

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Tonight’s shop update, starring some new mandrakes and a big ol’ goat!

The teal mandrakes are made from a really nice shiny suede cloth and have eyes from furrykami !

Delta the goatman is a full-size goat, sitting at 21" from tush to horn tips.

The shop will restock tonight at 7 pm Eastern time:

thebeastpeddler.etsy.com