Do you know any interesting facts about the constellations??
The only relevant fact about constellations is that their names are not as arbitrary as we used to believe. We thought for centuries that they were just selected by the ancients the way we say clouds look like things now. The fact is we used to think very differently. Modern times have sped us up so the stars look motionless. The ancients viewed things over years, so they saw the stars move, fast, animated like movies at 1 frame per decade. It sounds absurd now but they watched movies in the stars, they saw the events and characters we’ve forgotten act out their stories in the sky. They saw the big dipper dip. They saw Canis bark. They saw attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion.
All those moments have been lost in time… Like tears in the rain.
If you're still doing the fake fic title thing: Right Kind of Sunshine
A little background: my dad and I commute to work together over the summer, and we have to get up pretty early to do so. When we drive the scenic route to get around the beltway, we have to pass through big swaths of forest, and since it’s so humid in DC the sun filtering through the leaves actually refracts in beautiful perfect strips. We call it “Bambi Sun,” because it looks like sunlight drawn by some animator for the movie “Bambi.” Picturesque, you know? And we’re always a little disappointed when the light doesn’t hit just right to create that effect on our drive.
So when I think of “Right Kind of Sunshine,” I think about days like that, when the sun hits the trees perfectly and the temperature is just right, a little cool in the morning but with the promise of warmth. I really like the idea of Castiel as a forest deity, or maybe a powerful fae, shifting forms so he can lay in the sun and watch over the forest. Picture Castiel as powerful deer, huge antlers with moss and white flowers draped in their curves, new shoots sprouting at his heels as he walks leisurely between the sunbeams.
Dean would be the lucky mortal that catches a glimpse of him one day - half delirious, barely awake, coffee in one hand and his other on the Impala’s steering wheel - on his morning commute. He catches Castiel’s mysterious eyes while at a stoplight, alone in the woods, and is convinced that he’s imagined the whole encounter when the next day, a cloudy day, when the sun isn’t out, he doesn’t see the deer again.
Castiel doesn’t avoid humans, but he doesn’t seek them out, either. He has lived far longer than they have, and will continue on long after them. But even from the cover of the trees he can see that this man in the loud black car has eyes the color of spring time. It endears (ha) him to him a little bit. So maybe he watches for him, curious, hidden from sight, every morning for the duration of the summer months.
a wip!! I still haven’t finished doing the in-between frames on the second one, which is why it suddenly speeds up and looks much less soft in movement
I’ve never done a walk cycle nor have I looked up any help (which I really should have) nor have I animated a full body before or even clothes SO I THINK CONSIDERING… it think it’s pretty alright (save for some obvious errors that I’m hoping ill fix later on)
Thank you very much ….. but I only have two hands … <:o
Also, because it’s important :
This gif really inspired me but saddly Loris Lemurs suffers from wildlife trades to be sold and all, I used this gif because it was the only one that could inspire me, I do love those animals a lot and I’m aware,I hope all of those stupid people would let animals live their lives
I could see many in my life, they often look like this, they are extremely afraid sometimes but after you show them affection and no harm they ease.
Wanted to use other gifs with less terrified one but didn’t find saddly :o
So yes, I’m totally aware of their situation, the gif just inspired me with the hands full :)
Glad I could see many happy in my life because they deserve to be happy.
More Watertribe Lance Also avatar Lance this time because we talked about this with friends and we are lance trash we wondered what kind of pet Lance would have if he was the avatar… Like Aang has Appa and Korra has Naga.
And we ended up with a Peacock-Lion because it just suits him perfectly
(also it was supposed to be Keith’s pet -bc yeah it’s definitely more a firenation-ish beast- but things happened ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) i’ll write headcanons someday lmao)
Samhain is comiiiiiinggggg and i’m one excited witch!
Samhain (pronounced ‘sow-in’) is drawing very near, and as its my favorite holiday i can’t seem to make enough posts about it. It begins at midnight on October 31st, and celebrations often go on until November 2nd. It is the witches new year!
Some historic traditions:
Just like at Beltane, bonfires are lit in high places on Samhain, like at hilltops, and around them rituals would take place. During this community ritual, people would take flames from the bonfire and use them to relight the hearths of their homes. They did this to bind the community together. They would also use these fires for divination in their rituals.
In Gaelic regions, during household festivities many rituals that took place were intended to divine the future of everyone there, for example apple bobbing. (If you don’t already know this, Apples are strongly associated with ancestors and the other world.) The first to bite into an apple was the next allowed to marry!
As you most likely have heard a zillion times, The veil between our world and the next is thinner on Samhain. This is true, Samhain is a liminal time, and that means the barriers separating the world of the living and the dead and other spirits can be crossed more easily than at any other point in the year. It is said that entities called ‘Aos Si’ can slip from their world into ours, through a summoning or their own will. During Samhain it is traditional to leave libations for any aos si that have come into our realm. This is usually in the form of food & drink, like a plate of soul cakes, a small portion of a meal and a cup of wine. Due to this thin veil, it is a time for honoring those who have passed. It is widely believed spirits of loved ones will come and visit their former homes and seek hospitality from those within. Places should always be set for loved ones who have passed at the table on Samhain. I even set a place for a spirit I feel in my home. People will often hold a “dumb supper”. It is a silent meal during which you set a place for visiting spirits, and invite them to join you.
Traditional Samhain Activities
Bobbing for Apples- The fewer tries it took to catch an apple, the sooner you’d fall in love or marry. If the apple was crisp and crunchy, the participant would have a happy marriage. If it was soft or rotten, it was bad news for your love life future.
Peeling the Apple- You peel one long strip of skin from an apple and then throw the peel over your shoulder. Whatever letter the peel resembles is said to be the first letter of your soulmates name.
Hazelnut Divination- Couples would throw hazelnuts into a fire, and if it burned it predicted a long and happy relationship, and if it cracked open it showed a rocky road ahead.
Colors: Red, brown, gold, yellow and orange.
Herbs: Rosemary, mullein, rue, mugwort, calendula, tobacco, apple leaf, sage, wormwood, tarragon, bay leaf, almond, hazelnut, garlic, mandrake root, yew, sandalwood, pumpkin, pennyroyal, pine needle, cedar, chrysanthemum, & hemlock.
Symbols: Lanterns, candles, acorns, bones, photos or memoirs of passed loved ones, Jack O’ Lanterns, corn dolls and corn stalks, scythes, cauldrons, spiderwebs, masks, oak leaves and mirrors.
Food & Drinks: Apples (or foods with apples baked in), potatoes, corn, nuts, turnips, pumpkins, mead, cider, mulled/spiced wine, tea.
Things to do: DIVINATIOOOON GIRLLL(scrying, tarot reading, rune casting, pendulum reading, etc.), holding a dumb supper, lighting a bonfire, looking into your past life,leaving offerings for spirits, cooking, feasting, dressing up in a costume.
Animals: Black cats, owls, bats, stags, ravens, crows, spiders and black dogs.
I would like to add a note to be cautious on Samhain. If you have a black pet please keep it inside, lots of sick people will harm these animals on this night. Please be careful with spirit work as well, the veil is very thin and as you would normally with spirit work protect yourself, but x10 on samhain. Carry a gris-gris, Create your circles, Keep blessed salt around, Make sure you end conversations with the Ouija and it won’t hurt to keep a silver coin on it, like they say it keeps evil spirits from coming through. Treat spirits, creatures and humans around you with respect.
Blessed be, I hope everyone enjoys Samhain!! Note your favorite samhain activities and traditions, and please note any traditions passed down to you!
“There’s no greater feeling than hurtling off stage and into your arms, the adrenaline still coursing through our veins, bass and cheers ringing in our ears, knowing there’s no one else but me that you’ve chosen, no one else but you that I’d choose.“
Can’t do a drawing without cheesy caption, sorry :’))