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My Name Is Cow

First, there was Cow, brought to us by @poem-for-your-sprog.

Soon, there was Dog (and Cow).

Then, there was Cat (and Cow).

And then Greensleeves got invoked, and I couldn’t help but Do the Thing. =D  Many thanks to @copperbadge for converting it to mp3!

(The crappy quality was all me.  My means of recording myself is an eleven-year-old point-and-shoot camera, and I was singing quietly in a small room so as not to disturb the neighbors at silly hours of the night.  Not terribly conducive to good sound quality.  Here’s hoping it amuses anyway. ^_^)

2016: Memes in Review

1. Dat Boi
2. Arthur’s Fist
3. Petty Skai Jackson
4. Harambe
5. Damn Daniel
6. Running Man Challenge
7. Blurry Mr. Krabs
8. Bone app the teeth
9. Obama and Biden
10. Gavin
11. Evil Kermit
12. If I See A Clown…
13. Mannequin Challenge
14. “Roses are Red…”
15. Tea Lizard
16. Ted Cruz, Zodiac Killer
17. Conceited
18. Don’t talk to me or my son ever again 
19. Pepe
20. Confused Math Lady 
21. TZ Anthem Challenge
22. Ken Bone
23. “Haven’t heard that name in years.”
24. *Record scratch*
25. Primitive Spongebob
26. Get you a man who can do both
27. Wholesome memes
28. Bottle Flipping
29. Honey Bun Baby
30. The Bee Movie

When a child is given a name, it is recorded in a database; the name cannot be shared by anyone else, and when the person dies, can never be used again. People have started getting creative.

On Summoning Demons

Strap in mammals, I need to correct some stupidities about summoning major demons. I’ll lay out a proper procedure in a few easy steps. This isn’t for minor infernals, but so-called “princes of Hell”, as it were. I’ll focus on the Goetic demons.

Step One: Acquire a copy of Ars Goetia (you can get a free PDF online)

Step Two: Record names, sigils, and descriptions of any you want to contact.

Step Three: Throw the rest of Ars Goetia in the garbage and tell it that it’s a very rude poorly behaved book.

Step Four: Inscribe a sigil on whatever you have available. If you happen to have an unused gold tablet laying around I’m sure they’d be flattered, so by all means pull out the dremel tool and get to work. If you’re like the rest of us, pen and paper is fine. If you want to get really fancy, use a consecrated pen or special ink.

Step Five: Cast a circle and so on in whatever fashion suits your tradition. It’s not to protect you from the demon, it’s to screen out discordant energy and interference.

Step Six: Respectfully request their presence and begin conversing. Treat them as one part deity and two parts royalty. Please and thank you. Yes sir/ma’am. Etcetera, etcetera, etcetera. 

The Goetic demons are GODS. Several of them can be traced to their origins. Asteroth is the Egyptian Astarte. The idea that you can force them to do your bidding, or that you can protect yourself from them, is a joke.

The Goetic concept that they are bound to specific sigils and commands is based on a pact made by King Solomon for a fixed period of time, which has expired. It’s useless now, even if it ever was genuine. They help those who they find worthy, and no one else.

If you are respectful, and they find you worthy, they may choose to help you. If you are unworthy, some of them might just decide to fuck with you. Which would fall under the category of not my problem, so follow my advice at your own risk. Each demon has their own standards and personality. It’s almost like they’re real people (heavy sarcasm). If you want to work with them, treat them as such. If you give a major demon an order, I have zero sympathy for what they may do to you.

I am not recommending that anyone summon demons. For humans it’s really generally not a good idea. you don’t have claws and scales. But if you’re going to do it anyway, try not to make an ass of yourself. Entrails are a bitch to clean out of carpet.

Carry on, and good luck, humans.

Friendly Reminder that Clara Oswald is an out bi English teacher.

Friendly reminder that Clara Oswald comments about another woman being a phenomenal kisser AND HER STUDENTS DON’T REACT AT ALL.

Which means she often says things like this.

Which means that even though they all know she dated and loved Danny, they also all know she goes around snogging and loving women.

Like, for sure she teaches random Old Norse words and storytelling techniques through going on about how badass Ashildr was.


Clara Oswald: oh so casually out to her students as bi.

Clara Oswald: oh so casually lending an ear when her students shyly come out to her.

Clara Oswald: oh so casually making sure her trans students can have their proper names on attendance records and go to the bathroom in peace.

Clara Oswald: oh so casually agreeing to be the faculty advisor for the newly-forming GSA, except she encourages them to not call it a GSA because it leaves too many people out.

Clara Oswald: oh so casually glaring at other teachers when they tell the boys to not cry when they get hurt (and the other teachers being terrified and never doing it again).

Clara Oswald: oh so casually taking on any parents who have problems with her or their kids being out and utterly not caring because Kate fucking Stewart hangs up on the President of the United States BECAUSE CLARA BOSSWALD ENTERED THE BUILDING, so there.

Clara Oswald: Out. Bi. English. Teacher.

Iron & Gold

Few people thought about it, but before the Hill arose, Elsewhere University was known by another name. All records of it disappeared, or changed, when the Gentlefolk arrived. Those small few in the administration who looked into it came to the inevitable conclusion that someone actually wagered the True Name of the school and lost it. What is known is that the original school was only a middling liberal arts school, all literature and languages and art and dance. That’s very likely what drew the attention of whatever raised the Hill.

This does not, however, explain where all the science and engineering and technology courses came from. That is a true mystery. It simply happened that one semester there was an entire department of chemistry, with teachers and students already mid-degree and its own building and labs. The next semester the physics and biology departments followed, now having always been there. Over the next several years, more and more new departments appeared and the original liberal arts departments expanded to encompass more subjects and themes. By the fifth year, Elsewhere University had always been the sprawling, expansive, renowned school that the current students and staff know.

Given how anathema much of the hard science materials are to the Gentlefolk, it seems impossible for any of them to have caused such subjects to become real. Which leads back to the school’s True Name.

The Fair Folk are not the only denizens not of our world, after all. And who is to say that some deeper, greater power didn’t take an interest in the weakness in the world that Elsewhere University resides in. Perhaps there’s a reason that so many of the school’s buildings are decorated with motifs of wings and eyes and wheels within wheels.


“Mayhem” is an old English legal term for the crime of maiming someone. Originally it referred to maiming by cutting off a body part that would hamper the ability to defend oneself in combat, such as a limb, but it later extended to all body parts. So if you see an old prison record stating someone was arrested for “mayhem” it doesn’t mean they were causing mayhem, it means they cut bits off another person


Martin Garrix & Bebe Rexha - In The Name Of Love (DallasK Remix)

I’ve been sick of this song for a while. Heard it way too many times. This is a damn fine refreshment tho!


On this day in music history: March 24, 1982 - “The Name Of This Band Is Talking Heads”, the fifth album by Talking Heads is released. Produced by Talking Heads, it is recorded at WCOZ Northern Studio in Maynard, MA on November 17, 1977, The Park West in Chicago, IL on August 23, 1978, The Boarding House in San Francisco, CA on September 16, 1978, The Agora in Cleveland, OH on December 18, 1978, Berklee Performance Center in Boston, MA on August 24, 1979, The Capitol Theater in Passaic, NJ on November 17, 1979, Central Park in New York City on August 27, 1980, Emerald City in Cherry Hill, NJ on November 8 & 9, 1980, Sun Plaza Concert Hall in Tokyo, Japan on February 27, 1981. The seventeen track double album features live performances by Talking Heads recorded between November 1977 and February 1981, with half of the album featuring the main four piece band. The second half features the band expanded to a ten piece with guest musicians including Adrian Belew (guitar), Bernie Worrell (keyboards), Dolette McDonald and Nona Hendryx (background vocals). The cassette version of the album includes the song “Cities” as a bonus track. In 2004, an expanded reissue nearly doubles the length of the original album by adding additional tracks left off the original LP, and ones that were shortened due to the time constraints of the vinyl format. A remastered deluxe version of the album is released in 2004 expanding the original album to thirty three tracks. “The Name Of This Band Is Talking Heads” peaks at number thirty one on the Billboard Top 200.


Y: Katsuki and Uraraka-san were the only ones who called me Yamikumo before the blog, but I got used to you guys referring to me that way. I didn’t expect you could know my name.

Y: I… want to work on that. Ever since I was a kid, I looked up to someone who brought hope with a smile even in the darkest of times. It might sound silly, considering my general attitude, but it’s the kind of hero I want to become.

Y: … t-thank you…?!