Daily reminder that Ankhou is basically a five year old with wings...

Usually, I’m impressed to the moon and back over how freakin’ smart that means he is. ^v^

And I forget that he’s still basically equivalent to a toddler.

Here lately, stress from quarantine restrictions and my recent heart attack have been driving him to lash out with especially intense ferocity at my husband.

And I’ve been inadvertantly rewarding him by repremanding him.

It’s easy to forget that negative attention is better than *no* attention to intensely social species.

Ankhou’s ENTIRE existance revolves around basking in my attention.

He does not consider quiet time existing together to be peaceful.

If I’m not looking at, petting, or talking to him, he thinks he’s being ignored.

All my attention is on my husband when he gets home, especially if he’s had a lousy day and feels like garbage.

And NOTHING gets more of my attention faster thsn Ankhou attacking my husband with the intention of making him hurt.

Ankhou knows where and how he can grab to get attention without causing any pain, and you can tell when he’s trying to initiate rough play because he will pinch and peck and grab very gently.
So, when he bites the tender soft meat between Mike’s toes and twists his head to dig in the pointed tip of his beak, he’s clearly doing his damnedest to hurt Mike on purpose.

And once he starts, he generally will NOT stop.

So I’ve been fussing at him, restraining him and kenneling him almost constantly when Mike is home.

Last night, it dawned on us that Ankhou isn’t generally beligerent when I’m not around.

Sure, he’ll pinch here and there, but it isn’t CONSTANT ceaseless harrying.

He doesn’t let Mike touch him, but Ankhou will sit on his knee, tummy, head, or shoulder, preen himself and Mike, and be generally sweet company.

So last night, instead of adding my disapproval, I turned away and ignored Ankhou completely when he started attacking Mike’s feet.

Lo and behold, when I wasn’t inadvertantly fanning the flames, Ankhou lost interest and quit biting at basically a polite request from Mike.

When Mike praised him with ‘Thank you’ or ‘good boy’, I joined in.

Lesson learned. Facts reminded.

Pidge are the cognitive equivalent of nonverbal, clingy toddlers.

They are absolutely brilliant! But they are still basically five year olds.

They thrive on, crave, and genuinely need attention, so attempting to repremand them can be more of a reward than a punishment when they are acting out because they feel ignored.

✦🌱 Mayor Sophia | Reference 🌱✦

| Appearance:
🌱Dark green/black eyes
🌲Medium length white hair (can have tendency to be somewhat wavy/curly)
Wears flowers and leaves in hair or bulb bopper, white blouse, khaki skirt, green pack, bobby socks, mary janes

| About:
🌱a nymph changling who grew up with her human twin
🌻The town’s resident mascot, a “baby” chick, usually hangs around her
🍵Likes foraging, rainy days, plants, books, tea, mochi, udon
🌧Dislikes loud noises, arguments, losing/misplacing things, pranks

Funny how I can be five necks
deep in water
& still tread islands
like Galapagos & me
are running coast to coast, hip to hip.

Dump dye, let soak.
Come undone like women
beating every colour under the sun.

Me & my waterlogged heart
stacking shelves,

come back drenched, a little less—


But still the glory of skin.

Patchwork human being
wring out this sadness,
let dry, let set,
see if I come out
how they want me to be.


swinging east-to-east.

& then you’re running

& somewhere
in someone

you find yourself
in the middle of a road—

Funny how I go on.

A crooked smile,
a slight of misplace,

I will not say.

& I am
how I am
how I always will be:

always with the arms that go on for miles
telling you to tell me

& how you fold me
into the wall,

a fourth leg missing,

Funny how toes
& hands
can go a star & then some

& at the end of the day
my soles
are the softest part of me.

                                — S.A. Khanum | what it takes to leave 

anonymous asked:

Do spirit companions leave? Like not just out of nowhere but say you don't talk to them often or don't carry their crystal around with you or you misplace it. Do they get angry and leave? Do they get lost and lonely?

It takes a long time for it to get to that point.

Consider a very good friend. A very good friend may not see you for years and will still be there for you when you need them. In the meantime, they live their own lives, experience what they want to experience, and do their own thing. Entities are much like that. They travel, they communicate with other entities, live separate lives, so on and so forth. The astral realms are not tied into time quite like we are, so they can experience ten years worth of adventure in the time it takes you to eat your breakfast in the morning. However, when you put the call out, they will be there. Most entities do like to be acknowledged now and then, and it is important to at least wake up and think “Thank you ___ for being there for me, I love you.” 

Another thing:

Vessels are a bonding device. Many people have different preferences. That bonding is pretty much secure by the 30th day, so many people wear their vessel for a month and then work with their entity without it. I enjoy having mine on, because i also connect to the ephemeral and to deities using it. It’s all a matter of preference. If you didn’t get 30 days out of that vessel or you feel the connection is week and needs a vessel, ask your provider, whether it is us or someone else about getting a replacement. If you can’t afford to get a replacement, we offer body re-bindings for free and I know many other practitioners do too. We want you to be able to work with your companion.

Entities very rarely get lonely, angry, or lost. Earthen spirits can be a bit of a different story as many of them abide by our laws of space and time, and they are pretty concentrated on this plane. At MM, 98% of the entities you will come across are not from this plane. They are either from a demiplane (ie. a plane that overlaps this one and has a very similar universe, layout, species, etc.) or from a plane that is very distant from our own. These entities are incredibly vast in their approach and their abilities. They are here to help and often are in the background helping, bringing you luck, intuition, and insight even when you aren’t communicating openly. I hope this helps, anon!

anonymous asked:

Namjoon antis often say that those who defend him should just accept that some people will always hate him. This makes me roll my eyes because what says that his defenders haven't accepted that? Acceptance doesn't mean that we can't still make the effort to show that he's a good person and ask for better treatment of him. And why can't those antis accept that not everyone is going to silently stand by and watch while they badmouth Namjoon?

“Accept that he’ll always be hated” okay yeah easy. y'all need to also accept that your hate is now misplaced and based off of misinformation… and that we will continue to disagree with you.

“Accept that the sky is green” “yeah but you’ve never looked at it before and it’s blue” “you just need to accept that I’ll always think it’s green” “uh.. ok… but like… you’re wrong ?? Not following your logic”

Tbh it’s the same thing lmao. Sure I accept that you’ll continue to act off of bad information but that doesn’t mean I’m not going to try and help you understand that you’re literally wrong ?? lol

every time I misplace something I assume I put it on top of my car and now it’s gone forever

I could literally be in bed, in my underwear, and misplaced my phone under my pillow or in the sheets somewhere and “it’s dead in the road gone forever I can’t believe I left the phone on the car”

How the signs are Misunderstood

Aries~ A lot of people think Aries is a very traditionally “masculine” sign, in the sense that they take control and are very tough. They don’t feelphased by the cruelties of life? Right? Nope, Aries is the baby of the zodiac and approaches life with an almost niave optimism. They are very sensitive, amd while they are very resilent amd strong, people tend to overestimate them. Others tend to put them in situations that deep down overwhelm them.

Taurus~ Some may view this Archetype as very boring, stuck in their ways and emotionally hollow. However, the Taurus archetype tends to express much like a cat.
Their emotions are very internal, steady and subtle. But just because something is subtle… it does not mean it isn’t there.

Gemini~ Two faced. Gossipers. Backstabbers. Boy oh boy, do people love to hate on Gemini. I wonder if it’s just a trend? However Gemini is like a chameleon.
Boundary disillusionment.
Gemini is so easily taken advantage of and confused in this era of technology and social media.
Gemini is actually very free flowing, and stress free when expressed in a healthy way. Gemini can be your best friend, your mother and your wing man all at once.

Cancer~ Overlysensitive, reactive is a better way to put it. The Cancer archetype is very patient, especially with others emotions. They stay calm in chaotic situations. They are your rock and you didn’t even know it, let alone take the time to thank them.

Leo~ Selfish. Leo can be very tolerant, almost to a fault. Leo is very happy go lucky, and wants everyone to have a good time. They are extremely generous, especially with their presence and warmth. They like to make people feel comfortable.

Virgo~ Control freaks. Virgos are very laidback and let loose a lot more than you might think. As long as things have a precise foundation, where they feel safe, why not dance on top of it? Some of the most fun people you will ever meet will have strong Virgo aspects.

Libra~ Hmm maybe Vain? Or shallow? Libra is an air sign. And they think and feel very deeply, they do have an eye for beauty and perfection. They chase after it because why not? Life is short, why not have beautiful things? Libras are very zen and spiritual deep down. They usually only share this with people they are close to, because while they’re friendly to everyone and love to socialize, they also like to keep things to themselves. Libra is actually very private with things they care about.

Scorpio~ Sexual deviants. My god, I could go on and on about this but I’ll spare you. Scorpio is about purity, truth and intimacy.
Intimacy doesn’t always have to be sexual.
For example, A father and his child playing and laughing together; The moment is intimate because their guards are down. There is no facade, or a need to be something your not in order to be loved.
It’s a moment of truth and purity, when humans can truly bond, and love.

Sagittarius~ Wild and free. Not that those are bad things, Sagittarius actually responds very well to organization amd structure. Earth exalts in Sagittarius, while they always seem so carefree, they are very sensitive and put a lot of high expectations on themselves. They feel down when they feel they aren’t fulfilling their highest potential.

Capricorn~ Cold. Standoffish. Capricorn can be so warm and loving it would just blow your mind. While they tend to keep to themselves, They love to have fun. Just keep it simple and let them know a week in advance. They will laugh with you and cry with you and miss you when you leave.

Aquarius~ Know it all. Weirdo. While Aquarius is usually very modern and is always flying forward into the future, They do value traditional things. These things may seem random and misplaced to you, but it makes perfect sense to them. Some see them as cryptic and hard ti understand, but their words flow out so eloquently. So in touch. So grounded.

Pisces~ Self-destructive. Airheads. Pisces can be very into self-help and obscure health facts and practices. For example, using a copper tongue scraper because its good for your kidneys. They love nature and resonate with it so easily. If anything they’re are the most in touch with reality. The reality of emotion. The reality of the things we can’t explain.

The Time I Pushed a Jerkface off a 35ft Cliff(With Good Reason)

Before we start off let me be clear. I did not murder a man by randomly shoving him off a cliff. Technically, I actually had permission, but still not murder. Chill.

Here we go.

So this is back in Mexico, at the same park as the Sting Ray Incident, just an hour later. Id already recovered from my near death experience and moved on from my friend nearly drowning me. I faced it, i survived, im good and not concerned.

One of the many attractions at this park was the Cliff of Courage. It’s a 35ft cliff that plunges into the water. Now, by my standards, 35ft is low for a cliff jump. Ive done way higher (adrenaline junkie) but obviously i was gonna jump just to say that I did. My parents, grandparents, and Jamie didnt want to jump. No surprise, so they went ahead to meet me on the other side of the river.

So sixteen year old me wanders over and there’s this big group of burly looking men.

Like huge

They’re all standing at the edge jostling each other around. And just by looking at them you can see they’re american. I dont even need to hear their texan accents to know.

So they’re pulling the whole macho act of “you jump i jump” “ohhh but then you wont jump” bs and just generally being chickens and not willing to show it.

And because of this they wont let anyone else jump. Like ten people came and left because these jerks wouldnt let anyone else go.

Eventually i get annoyed and snap “either jump or get out of my way!”

And the dude who is obviously the leader just turns and grins at me.

He assumed what i call the “douchebag alpha male pose” hands on hips, crotch foreward, you know the one, and you know the body language that goes with it.

He thinks he’s superior. Now this guy is the biggest of them all.

Massive biceps, raging six pack, the works. The Hulk would probaby do a double take at this dudes size.

And little me is not intimidated in the least.

I learned to fight at a very young age, especially men larger than me. I know if things turns south i can take him no problem. A few hits here and there and he’s out for the count.

He starts walking towards me, and i step forward too. He may be alpha male, but he just crossed an Alpha Female who doesnt back down from a challenge.

Strike one.

He looks over at his pals and says,

“Ohhhh, the little lady’s going to jump, is she?” And he just sneers down at me, all arrogance and misplaced confidence.

Strike two.

“Tell you what, sweetheart.” Ohhh he did not just say that. “You jump, we’ll let you push us.”

Three strikes he’s out he just made the biggest mistake of his life.

I just grin and go “ok” and turn and immediately dive over the edge. Im soaring through the air, enjoying the fall. I turn just in time to see his face go from 😏 to 😧

I smack down into the water grinning. Originally the plan was the swim across the river and meet up with my family, but i am cashing in this bet. Except there’s only one way to get back up to that cliff from here

I scale the side of the cliff with the rope and I can hear them chatting nervously up top

I pop up over the edge and prop myself up on the ledge with the sweetest, most steel-lined smile I can manage and say, “who’s next?”

So Alpha laughs and stands at the edge as I haul myself up. He’s laughing and assuring his buddies he’ll be back in a second cause I wont really do it and–

I straight arm him and he goes flying

He flails and plunges over the edge, shrieking in the most high pitched, terrified shriek Ive ever heard a dude bro make. He sputters to the surface and gapes up at me as I grin like a hellion down at him. I turn to the rest of his jerk buddies and smile.

Oddly enough they all jumped of their own accord

Black Panther: A guide for people who aren’t familiar with Wakanda

Who here watched the Black Panther trailer and misplaced their pants after it ended?

Just me?


There are rules in Wakanda. You close all the doors in Wakanda if it is a hot ass summer day because you do not want to let the cool air out. You always defrost the chicken before mom comes home. And the most prominent one is…

You do not fuck with Wakanda.

Wakanda is what happens if white people stayed their nosey asses on their side of the Mediterranean and minded their own fucking business. Situated in Eastern Africa just below Kush, Wakanda is an isolationist country that hid away from colonialist and invaders as well as fought off indiscriminately any would be invaders that thought they were about to bring bullshit. The countries main resource is vibranium, the shit that Captain America’s shield is made of, which derived from an asteroid or meteor than landed in Northeast Africa.Because of the technological advantage of the mineral, they gained a centuries long head start on the rest of civilization and instead of doing the fuckboy way of conquering people for the sake of conquering people, they minded their own business and glowed the fuck up in hiding pretty much ignoring African Colonization or any rival tribes.

Do not fuck with Wakanda.

The general politics in Wakanda functions like a monarchy. While the title of Black Panther, king of Wakanda, is a hereditary title, it is earned.

If you noticed in the trailer, T’chala was battling Killmonger probably over the title of Black Panther which is something you can challenge. After all, Black Panther represents the best of all Wakandans, physically and mentally. 

“King of Wakanda” Before you get mad, yes, women can take part in the contest to be Black Panther. In fact, T’challa’s sister tried to take the mantle off her father, but an unfortunate turn of events allowed her brother to succeed before her which is the source of jealousy between her and her brother. And yes, Shuri was also in the Black Panther trailer with the Panther Gauntlets.

Anyways, Wakanda is the most technologically advance civilization in Marvel’s Earth if not second to Latveria. Because of the this, it is sought after from likes of the KLAW, Erik Killmonger, Norman Osborn that one time he was president of the United States, and Doctor Doom.

Because of that, The Black Panther has bodyguards despite of his prowess. They are called the Dora Milaje.

And yes, they are comprised of women. They are not really wives-in-training in general. Just those two above were wives of T’challa. Yes, plural. No, they aren’t bound to him. And yes, if Shuri became Queen of Wakanda as well as Black Panther, she would also have bodyguards/wives or husbands-in-training as well. I can feel the feminists ready to throw T’challa under the bus as some black male power fantasy which he is, but Wonder Woman wears red, white and blue and is from Greece and no one questions it.

Anyways, the Dora Milaje are warrior women. They are celebrated in Wakanda as the greatest of their warriors and defenders of their nation. They are independent as well. In the latest Black Panther comics, one of them was sentenced to execution because of an assassination attempt. A lover of hers took offense to this charge and broke her out and here it is.

And this is a pair of Dora Milaje sparking a revolution against T’challa in order to turn Wakanda into a Democracy. And they are also Lesbians. So shut the fuck up, liberal feminists. 

Originally posted by capheusonyango

So we talked about Wakanda—

“But Ubernegro, Wakanda had to have it’s enemies. They were not this perfect African civilization because reasons.”

Like several superheroes, Wakanda’s enemies of ones of their own making.

I mentioned the Klaw whose sole ambition is to invade Wakanda for it’s Vibranium(and yes, the Klaw is supposed to be synonymous with the colonizers and the whole dynamic between them essentially mirrors that). After the Klaw’s successful assassination attempt of T’chaka, it was revealed that one of Wakanda’s own assisted him,. When it was found it, the traitor along with his family was exiled which consisted of also little boy, N’Jadaka. With the knowledge that his father was forced to help the Klaw, N’Jadaka felt deep resntment towards the royal family of Wakanda and thus began the transformation of Erik Killmonger. 

Killmonger was granted repatriation by T’challa and instead of being grateful, the nigga tried to dethrone him and destroy Wakanda by himself because he is a bitter ass motherfucker. And thus started a long blood rivalry that ended with Killmonger’s death by Mephisto.

But during this rivalry, Killmonger created a country called Niganda and they were taken in as refugees of Wakanda because T’challa is really nice. However, because of in nation disputes between the classes of Wakanda(yes, there are class divisions in Wakanda and not everyone is happy that they are ruled by a God King), ad they did not like the Killmonger refugees and the Kiollmonger refuggees all resented Wakanda so…war happened.

First you have the women of Wakanda. If you have not noticed, women are often the first victims of war on either side. Wakanda women are sick ofthat shit and are sick of praising men(ignoring that there is a female Black Panther). Fueled by the former guard wives of T’challa now lovers and partners of eachother, the Midnight Sisters, they hope to overthrow T’challa and the Wakanda royalty. And yes, they are totally not fucking with men’s bullshit.

Their goal is to create an independent country from Wakanda free from men. 

Yes, black women would totally carve a declaration of war into a black man’s chest to send a message that “you niggas ain’t shit” to the God King of an African Nation because they do not give a fuck.

Then you have the Nicangan refugees who hope to create another Nicanda outside of Wakanda. They want to continue the wishes of their former King, Killmonger, and overthrow T’challa by inciting rage amongst his people who are upset that T’challa left Wakanda for a period time and let his sister to near death, Wakanda to burn, and came back like he did not do these things.

They are led by Zenzi and Tetu.

So yeah. Welcome to Wakanda.