not the bible piece

DEAR TUMBLR: THE BIBLE IS...

actually a collection of books that originated from oral tradition with many authors in multiple different genres with a plethora of cultural and contextual connotations that spawned a metric fuckton of interpretations.

so when you say, “but the Bible also says X” from an entirely different book, different author, different genre, and different cultural context deeply embedded in history, forgive me if my eyes roll back into my sockets as I descend into Gehenna. 

anonymous asked:

fanart isn't real art

Hey nonny! 

Firstly, you are mistaken. 

Secondly, you are a bit of an ass. 

but let’s use those debating skills of mine and rebut your unfounded statement: 

evidence piece number 1: Definition via Wikipedia. 

Hm… “Fan art or fanart are artworks created by fans of a work of fiction (…)”

Yes? Make sense? Well, moving on. 

Now: there’s been a lot of art in history. Agreed? Well, then. let’s look at that. 

evidence piece number 2: screenshot of google (ignore the obscene amount of pinned tabs, I’m a hoarder)

Ok great so let’s examine that. You see the tab that’s open? What did I search? ‘Art Renaissance’ Yes? Well, let’s look at those pics. the first pic shows the ‘agony of the garden’ which refers to an event of the life of Jesus in the New Testament. Huh I’ve heard of the New Testament - it’s a book right? Well, let’s keep looking at those pics. See that pic on the far right - top row? Now I can’t be 100% sure, but that kinda seems to show Maria and Jesus? Yeah? Well, guess what, that’s from the New Testament too. Wild, right? That not only one artwork from the Renaissance has a religious theme… but TWO?!?! WIld. 

The last row? Yeah. That’s all Christian art too. Huh. Wow. I can’t believe that many artists created art based on the Bible. Crazy. 

So, moving on to somewhat more modern art: 

evidence piece number 3: 

So this dude is pretty cool right? This is art? We are in agreement, yes? This is art. Well, buckle up, anon, cos I’m about to shake your world. 

That was created towards the end of the 19th century, by Sidney Paget. And guess where that artwork is featured? Guess who the dude is in the pic? Well, that’s our very own Sherlock Holmes! lmao and guess what? Sherlock Holmes is a character in a book! *gasp* Did I shake your world yet?

Well, then, let’s move to an even more modern example: 

I guess you know who this is? 

I mean, I could be mistaken, but I think I remember there being books to this movie? Eh, might be my imagination. Well, then, let’s look at some art that was done inspired by this character…

Oh wow! Beautiful isn’t it? This is by the legendary artist @euclase

Now let’s assume that you didn’t know Harry Potter and that you didn’t know that there were books and movies about him, would you agree that this is art? Let’s be honest: you would. 

Let’s look at the quote again, nonny: Fan art or fanart are artworks created by fans of a work of fiction (generally visual media such as comics, movies, television shows, or video games) and derived from a character or other aspect of that work.” 

So theoretically, if we go down that path, all types of drawings, art, pictures, photography etc. are all forms of art, and are all fanart in a way. Have you seen the Hunger Games? Or… do you watch a tv show like Sherlock? Well, y’know, movies are just a series of frames of photography, making that, in essence also art. and considering both of those examples are stories based on books, I’d call them fanart too. 

So, next time you go sending people anonymous messages about how fanart isn’t art, think twice, cos we artists - we’re a tough bunch. 

Also, you’re an asshole - did I already mention that? 

anonymous asked:

Any fics that include portray cas’ otherness? It doesn’t have to be the focal point.

This is an exciting but rather wide topic and definitely a YMMV one. So, we are just pointing to the tags where you could start looking and then reccing some of our faves from those tags. Our main criteria for Cas’ otherness fics on this rec list is his way of thinking, not just his appearance. 

I. Fics from SU (canon verse) tag and trueform!cas tag that pay special attention to Cas angelic nature/ memories/ bewilderment with humanity

II. Fics from Supernatural AU tag, wingfic tag and creature!cas tag. Cas may have corporeal wings/ is a creature/ has an elaborate past different from canon.

III. Fics from sci-fi tag - robot, android, AI Cas

Note: After five years and nearly 1500 reviews and recs, this is by no means an inclusive list - that is what our tags page is for!  Instead, these are a selection of favorite fics that in our opinion fit the ask.

Fuck my manager.

So today at work I was listening to the book American God’s. It was slow and I was portioning wings. It passed the time.

My manager walks up to me and asks what I’m listening to. I tell her and explain the synopsis. It’s pretty much that the gods are real and the new god’s and old gods don’t get along. It’s an awesome book. I recommend to read it.

Any who she asks me if I believe it. I tell her that well the book is fictional but I am polytheistic. I immediately tell her I don’t broadcast it because I don’t like to deal with people judging me.

She replies with I need to tell you that there is only one true god. He made you in his perfect image. I tell her I don’t believe in the Christian god and the Bible is a great piece of literature but I do not believe in it.

At this point I’m getting my teeth not to tell her off. I let her say her whole spiel, because I would never invalidate her belief.

I never disrespect my Christian coworkers why do the fuck do they feel the need to attack my spirituality?

Uncle Albert / Admiral Halsey (2012 Remaster)
Paul Mccartney
Uncle Albert / Admiral Halsey (2012 Remaster)

Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey -Paul McCartney, RAM

Albert was Albert Kendall, who married Paul’s aunt Milly (becoming “Uncle Albert”) and provided inspiration for a portion of this song suite. Albert had a habit of getting drunk and reading from The Bible; the only time he read from the Bible was when he was drinking.

McCartney combined pieces of various unfinished songs to create this; in the later years of The Beatles, they did this a lot as a way to put unfinished songs to good use. As a result, “Uncle Albert - Admiral Halsey” contains 12 different sections over the course of its 4:50 running time. This jumble of musical textures, comic character voices, sound effects and changing tempos turned off a lot of listeners, but many others thought it was brilliant. The song wasn’t released as a single in the UK, but in America it became McCartney’s first #1 hit as a solo artist.

The Beginning

Huge thanks to @wubbalubbaweirdness and @rickandmorty-18plus for inspiring this fic! This is based off their AU with Demon!Rick and Paranormal Investigator!Morty. Hope you guys like it!


On the sixth day of creation, God created man. Man was just one of His many creatures, but they were special in His eyes. Created in His image, made to be pure and good, man would be the stewards and protectors of everything the Lord had created. Then God assigned his most trusted guardians, the mighty angels, to look after humans and ensure they stayed in His light. Man would dwell in His paradise for all eternity, and never know the pain of death. All would be well in the garden of Eden.

Until everything went to shit, that is.

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tetisheri1234819  asked:

So I told my very Christian manager that I was polytheistic. She asked if I believed in the Bible and I told her that it was a great piece of literature. She went on to let me know that the Christian God is the one true creator and he made me in her perfect image. Oh and how my beliefs are wrong. I never disrespect my Christian coworkers why the fuck do they feel the need to attack my spirituality? Ugh.

Eren and Armin as Adam and Eve

Eren and Armin are a very strong literary parallel to Adam and Eve, a set of characters in a heavily studied famous Bible story and a massively utilized symbol in several pieces of literature. The implications in that are very intriguing but this is just a discussion of the parallel, not a set of predictions or ship discourse on the matter. 

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Harriet Powers, born into slavery outside Athens, Georgia (1837). She was married at 18 and gave birth to nine children. She lived most of her life in Clarke County, where in 1897, she begin exhibiting her quilts at local cotton fairs. She was believed to have been a house slave and first learned to read with the help of the white children she cared for.

Power’s quilts used a combination of hand and machine stitching along with appliqué to form small detailed panels. She then organized these squares to unfold a larger story, much like a modern graphic novel. This teaching style of quilting has its roots in West African coastal communities, and her uneven edging of panels mirrored the complex rhythms of African-American folk music. Through her quilts, she recorded legends and biblical tales of patience and divine justice. Only two pieces of her work have survived: Her Bible quilt of 1886, which she sold for $5 in the aftermath of the war, now hangs in the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. Her Pictorial quilt of 1888 is displayed in the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Powers’ work is now considered among the finest examples of Southern quilting from the 19th century.

The city of Athens held a centennial celebration in her honor in 2010, and the mayor officially declared October 30th as Harriet Powers Day.

I worry about him, constantly.

Following this recent post by @impossibleleaf, which related the tooth in the glowing skull to a gold front tooth in The Stockbroker’s Clerk, I thought I’d take a look at this story and another Doyle story that features a gold front tooth: The Man with the Watches. The latter is not exactly a Sherlock Holmes story; it’s one that was written after Doyle killed Holmes in The Final Problem but which features a Holmes-type mystery and a Holmes-type detective. Spoilers for both stories ahead.

First, a quick recap of The Stockbroker’s Clerk, which is one of several Holmes stories on the theme of “this offer is too good to be true”. The client is a man named Hall Pycroft, and he’s been coaxed away from a good job offer to instead work for a man with a gold tooth (Arthur). Meanwhile, Arthur’s brother Harry impersonates Pycroft for the sake of a stock theft. When Harry makes his move to steal the stocks, he is killed: his skull is shattered by a blow from behind. In his grief, Arthur tries to kill himself, but Holmes stops him, and makes an observation about brotherly love:

“You see that even a villain and murderer can inspire such affection that his brother turns to suicide when he learns that his neck is forfeited.”

I think that the most interesting aspects of this story are these: an ambitious man named Pycroft who has been replaced at work by someone who is up to no good; a gold tooth as identification; one man pretending to be his own brother; profound grief over the loss of the brother.

“Your loss would break my heart”. (His Last Vow)

… Why caring is not an advantage, under the cut.

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The Dan and Phil Sexuality Post

UGHHHH here we go. 

The Dan and Phil Sexuality Post:

Before I begin, I would just like to state that everything that is about to be explained is my own opinion of the events that have taken place. My knowledge of things comes from my studies at university as well as my own life experiences. Anyone who reads this is welcome to disagree with me. I really have no desire to write posts like this as I feel it causes drama and drama makes me want to vomit and leave the phandom forever – so oh well fuck it – LETS GO.  (please keep an open mind while reading this)

First, I’m going to start with sexuality itself – aside from Dan and Phil. Sexuality is fluid. Meaning it can take many shapes, and can change. Does this mean that someone can change their sexuality? No. It just means that it has the possibility of change – especially during periods of adolescence into adulthood. And that is because, as we discover the world and the people in it, those life experiences not only have an effect on our emotional development, but on our sexual nature.

Adolescence, especially between the ages of 12 – 18, discover sexuality for the first time, and explore that sexuality. Do I like girls? Do I like boys? Do I like both? Do I like neither? Do I like only specific people? How often do I find that I like someone? And how? What is the pattern?

It is not uncommon for people to believe one thing true about themselves while in adolescence while another thing in later their 20’s. This is because the brain is typically fully developed by the age of 25, with the prefrontal cortex (which is responsible for reasoning and decision-making) being the last part of the brain to finish developing.

With this in mind, I proceed on to my second part – which is to bring in Dan and Phil.

Back before Dan started making youtube videos, Phil was the one man show. Back in the day, British youtube Culture was prominently gay or bisexual guys (Or at least those claiming to be such). It was the cool thing, it was the in thing – although people at that time didn’t call it shipping (as it was seen as more of an underground fanfiction.net type thing (oh my god…those Harry Potter fan fictions…..) the idea of two men (especially effeminate ones) was highly appealing. On youtube, however, many of the british youtubers were all about the LGBTQ scene. Dan, from what we know of his life before youtube, was not. He was just a regular guy with a girlfriend who mainly watched American youtubers who played Rockband. (As evident if you were around to capture his twitter history before he deleted it. Counterphan has part of the timeline that most people seem to miss and also has it captured how many times he tweeted Phil, the context, everything. She was very through with the pre-youtube context of the situation that K took bits and pieces of to make the PhanDirectory aka: the phan bible).

It was only when Dan broke into you youtube scene and became friends with phil that the flirtiness and claims to bisexuality were made. Before Dan, there was Charlieskies. They too, were full of the cute pictures and the flirting – so much so that people thought (and still think) they were dating. To which Charlie has clarified that they never did and that phil wouldn’t do that http://phanantiproof.tumblr.com/post/89317289011/phantiblog-x .

Back then, when the claims to Bisexuality were made, you can see in the comments that people went along with the idea that Dan and Phil were sort of “made for each other”. Friends of theirs promoted the ship and the idea of bisexualness (mainly because that was the in thing to do – these can be seen in most of comments of the Daily booths.)

It’s possible Dan went along with this just to fit into that community and was also doing it for the attention (after all, he was rewarding people with naked Dailybooths every time he hit a follower milestone – what makes you think he wouldn’t also stoop to changing his sexuality for attention too?) This does seem to fit the claim he made in a live show that all of the answers on his formspring (which is where this claim was made) were “full of lies”. Likewise, he has also stated that he was “immature and attention seeking” when it came to Formspring. http://phanantiproof.tumblr.com/post/80485884655/im-also-going-to-add-these-for-context-to-what-i

But Ren! Why would Dan want attention that badly?? Don’t you think it’s sort of insulting towards the LGBTQ community to pretend to be something you’re not? Yes- yes I do. It’s not cool. And it’s not right. But when you’re young, and not really thinking about the long term consequences of your actions especially when there is no foresight, those thoughts might not come into effect. I don’t really think Dan had any idea that this would bite him in the ass later on. Additionally, as evident by his DML video, he had no idea that his channel would grow at the rate – or to the size that it did. He’s pretty much become the most popular British youtuber to date. How could he know this back then? The things he was telling people were getting positive attention – why would he not continue?

Even though people say that there was no shipping back then, and that Dan and Phil did not have that many subscribers, this is actually extremely false. http://phanantiproof.tumblr.com/post/107450059961/in-late-2009-early-2010-dan-and-phil-had-a-lot

Because some of their friends were already shipping them, poking at it for fun, and the fans seemed to enjoy it – why not make a prank video? YISSS. That must be the answer. (I’m not even going to go into detail about the voldy video. That would make this post too long for my taste and none of you want to be sitting here for days reading it).

The spiral of lies everyone refers to – which Dan has gotten himself stuck up in several times – always seems to be the spiral to cover up phan. However, I am under the impression that the actual spiral of lies that was made comes right down to pretending to be into Phil, and being into guys. If he went back against this – I believe the backlash would be astronomically horrible, which is why it continued for a bit, until 2012 where his channel exploded with subscribers.

Everyone calls 2012 Dan’s Anti-phan phase – mainly because he was so against the idea of phan, and denied it so many times (sometimes in aggressive ways) that it really caused a slight backlash from the fans.

However, this is how I look at it:

By this point, the v-day video had made its return and was spreading throughout the phandom. Because Dan’s audience had grown exponentially by this point, many new people were hearing about it (without context) and harassing Dan about an apparent relationship with Phil. I think at first Dan tried to ignore it, or address it subtley in youtube comments, or liveshows, (as seen in my screenshots and Cori’s videos) but when that didn’t work – the customer service blog was made – which was Dan’s super aggressive way of putting down Phan since he felt people weren’t listening to him.

But Ren – he didn’t have to be so mean! Why would he be so defensive unless it was true???

(RETURN OF THE LEMON SIMILE!) <— Ok ok. Soooooo. If you’ve been following me for a while, you should know that I have a simile to describe this situation at hand. Gather around, *here have a cookie!*, sit and Ren will tell you the simile.

Imagine for moment that you dislike the taste of lemons. You don’t mind if other people like them – it’s just not for you. But image for a split second that people thought you did. At first, it might not seem to bother you. Oh, haha. That’s funny. People think I like lemons. Your friends think this is funny too. So between you and your friends it becomes a slightly inside joke. Sometimes they call you “lemonhead”, sometimes you pretend to almost put a lemon in your ice tea, sometimes you joke that lemons are your favorite fruit. It’s all in good fun. But then, one day, someone comes up to you and asks you if you like lemons. Casually, you just answer “nah.” But the people keep coming. They keep asking you. Over and over again. 3 times a week this happens till it’s almost every day you have at least 1 person coming up to you asking you if you like lemons. By this point, it’s getting frustrating. How can so many people think I might like lemons?? I should stop with the lemon jokes. So you do. But that doesn’t help anything. Eventually, a rumor starts spreading that someone actually SAW you drink lemonade. Now more people than ever are convinced that you love lemons. Out of sheer frustration for the lies you feel are spreading about you (even though in the context of this simile, lemons are NOT that big of a deal) you lash out at people when they ask you about Lemons, thinking this might finally put an end to it. But it doesn’t. People take your hostility towards lemons and say that it’s just you protecting yourself. After all….you would never get so defensive if you didn’t like lemons.

However, what people fail to realize is that when lies are spread – it’s extremely harmful, emotionally, for the person they are about. I don’t blame Dan for getting angry. Nor do I call it his “anti-phan phase”. I just see it as someone being backed into a corner by thousands of people who won’t let shit go.

I think eventually it calmed down a bit though. I think his new step was to ignore it, and pretend like it wasn’t a thing. Which was pretty much most of 2013.

Now that the phandom is fucking ginormous, I think his new tactic has been to appear as relatable as possible. And that relatability extends to joking about guys being attractive that potential people in his audience might find attractive. Do I think he is legit? Absolutely not. Danisnotonfire has turned into an internet persona. We are not looking at the actual Dan Howell – in my opinion. I have strong, STRONG feelings regarding this matter, but for the most part, imo, whatever we see on camera has been carefully calculated for teenage consumption. Which is why I put 0 weight into anything that Dan says now.

Think about this – management has to know that D&P’s sexuality is a big selling point. There’s no way they would let that be revealed – nor the exact status of their relationship. Because either way, there is going to be horrible backlash. If Dan or Phil were to come out and say they were openly Gay or Bisexual (they aren’t gay – they have said this many times. See the videos), or they were to come out and say Phan is real – they would lose thousands of subscribers that are determined to marry them. People would feel betrayed and lied to, and I personally would have lost so much respect for them for lying this entire time.

If they were to come out and say they were heterosexual, or say they have girlfriends, or move apart, or do something that would prove the non-existence of Phan, it would alienate all of the shippers (which takes up a large portion of their audience, and are the most loyal). Many people in the LGBTQ would feel betrayed and people would be very upset and angry.

It’s a rock and a hard place. They dug themselves into a ditch which I don’t think they can get out of for a long time.

Long story short – and I’m so glad this is all over – Do I believe Dan is bisexual? Maybe. I’m not going to discount the theories that people have put into place. They have really thought about those theories and I have no problem admitting that I could be entirely wrong. But I tend to lean more on the side of the heterosexual boat – personally, just based on my own opinions stated in the post above. As far as Phil - I have no idea. I’m going to go with Hetero just based on the things that I have seen thus far. 

This post is not meant to cause drama. It’s merely a place where I can express an opinion. If you agree with me, great! If not, that’s ok too. btw, you guys should really check out the counterphan timeline. 

~Ren

anonymous asked:

If its okay to be gay then why dose the Bible speak against it? Isn't everything in the Bible true?

Does the Bible condemn being gay – that’s the Big Question, isn’t it?
This blog exists because we believe the answer is a lovely, resounding no and so we want to affirm LGBTA+ Christians. I suppose it’s high time we answered this question at length, rather than just pointing readers to our resources page. 

Christians who don’t have any reason to delve too deeply into the matter will, at most, pull open their Bible, find those two pesky verses in Leviticus, or read over certain passages in Romans, Corinthians, Timothy, and Jude, and say, “well, there we have it: scripture says doing gay stuff is wrong. So…just don’t do gay stuff.” Simple as that. End of story. Close the book.

But when a Christian realizes that they themselves or someone they love is gay (or another branch of the LGBT+ community, but I’ll focus on same-gender attraction for this post), pointing to those “condemnatory” passages and ending the search right there just doesn’t cut it. Suddenly the question isn’t just a “fun” theological debate; the answer matters; your happiness and salvation – or that of a loved one – are on the line. What about context, historical or textual? Or what if some things got lost in translation? Or…do we dare even wonder it…what if, just maybe, every rule and opinion that made it into the Bible isn’t necessarily God’s opinion?

Maybe you were looking for a simple answer. But even if you’ve only rarely cracked it open, I’m sure you’ve noticed that the Bible is a pretty hefty text. Thus, this question requires a lot of unpacking. This post aims to deconstruct your two-part question – does the Bible condemn being gay, and is everything in the Bible true – one piece at a time. Buckle up and get comfortable, folks, because we’re about to zoom through several millennia of biblical history, explore translation and interpretation, and philosophize a bit on the differences between “fact” and “truth,” advocating for a non-literal reading of scripture and an affirmation of LGBTA+ people, identities, and relationships.

Note: it is possible to read only parts in bold, or to skip to this post’s final section (“Wrapping Up”) if you do not have the time or inclination to read this post in its entirety. 

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Bible AU where

judas goes to jesus in the garden of gethsemane to betray him and all that fun stuff

he starts to kiss jesus full on the lips and jesus is surprised but goes with it

and judas starts to regret what he’s doing while he’s in the middle of the kiss and he knows that once he stops the kiss the guards will take jesus away

so judas just turns it into a fullblown makeout session and the guards are very uncomfortably waiting for this to end but it doesn’t it just keeps fuckin going

and the guards get so uncomfortable intruding on this act of intimacy that they just. leave

jesus, later: wow uh hi, not that i didn’t enjoy it but what was that for
judas, breathlessly: just saved ur life thru the power of tongue, don’t worry about it
jesus: …..
judas: plus i got 30 silver pieces for free? score