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as a side note, i’ve been at this job for a month and i’ve already gotten promoted once but it’s come with a big heaping side dish of having strong, concrete opinions about wedding stuff, which is… no diggity. because i have always prided myself on being like “i don’t want a wedding, just let me have an andy-and-april type thing where people think they’re just coming to a dinner party and then SURPRISE! MARRIAGE!” 

but now it’s like, oh no, not only do i have in-depth opinions about other people’s wedding-related choices, i also have opinions about what i want for my own wedding someday. i don’t like this!!! 

I see so many people mistake the Eye of Ra for the Eye of Horus. 

The Eye of Horus is the LEFT EYE, which corresponds with the rising of the moon in the West (this is where the Egyptians buried their dead, by the way, because they believed the West was where the sun died and so this is where people would go when they were ready to be taken to the Afterlife), because in the Contendings of Horus and Seth, Horus’ left eye was gouged out by Seth, and then Djehuty(Thoth) god of the moon, writing, and knowledge, replaced Horus’ left eye with moonlight. After Horus defeated Seth, Horus presented the eye to Osiris (former chief deity and war god, now the god of the Afterlife and Horus’ father/brother). Horus then became the Pharaoh of the gods, and also the god of war.

The Eye of Ra is the RIGHT EYE. It corresponds to the rising of the sun in the East. Now, the Eye of Ra is different. There are multiple stories for the Eye of Ra, but the most popular is the one about Wadjet (who is also the Eye of Horus, just as she is the Eye of Ra). The Right Eye was sent out by Atum (one of THE most important gods in the Egyptian pantheon) to look for his children, Tefnut (goddess of rain/water) and Shu (god of air/atmosphere/wind), who were lost in the waters of Nun (the primordial ocean, also known as Nu, who is sometimes considered the “father” of Ra (sun god) and Apep (primordial serpent deity reigning over chaos, darkness, and other destructive forces that Egyptians feared). Once the Eye found Tefnut and Shu, it brought them back to Atum, and as a reward, Atum turned the Eye into a winged cobra and placed it on his forehead, just above his brows. This was so that the serpent could see all, so that evil could never escape her clutches, and so that she could “rule the world”. This is how Wadjet (the winged serpent, known as a uraei) was “born”. She also became a protector of Horus when he was a child. Her sister is Nekhbet, the vulture goddess. This story also explains why we see the cobra on top of the Pharaoh’s crown.

So, please, when you are drawing art of the Eyes, make sure you are using the correct eye. It is very disheartening to see the wrong eye used because they are NOT the same. I know this is because of a lack of information, but please make sure you research about these things before you try to make art of it so you don’t accidentally use the wrong symbol.

Dear Bruins fans: 

Who is left on your team? Who is making these decisions? Are you guys okay? Do you need a hug? A poutine? Some Tims? Let me know.

Sincerely, a Habs fan that can’t even laugh at your trades any more.

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I was tagged by my lovely friend marxana for the 20 beautiful women challenge thing. I literally have no idea how this is supposed to work, but here’s some selfies. I’m tagging my gorgeous and best friend the-world-from-her-view, my sweet and beautiful friend omaha-sos, and my sassy and stunning friend beside-ashton. 😘😘❤️

hey followers if any of you all are starting college in the fall (esp. at a small liberal arts college) and you want advice about how to get ready, i’ll be starting my third year in the fall and i’m more than happy to answer any questions you have.

Alright, listen up!

So I have this Pretty People page on my blog, because I feel like the people on this site are beautiful and I have made it my mission to share that beauty with my followers.

But I’ve noticed that there is an extreme lack of non-female persons in that tag. Now it could be that I just haven’t come across your photos or that you haven’t really taken that many, but I want to change this.

If you or your friend of the non-female gender would like to submit a photo to me so that I can tag it please do so. Or just tag me in the photo so I can see it.

And no I’m NOT excluding anyone that is of the female gender, you’re free to submit photos as well, I just want to have full representation and make sure I don’t miss anyone.

So tell your friends, tell your friends to tell their friends, share your photos and join the Pretty People Parade!!

college.usatoday.com
Openly transgender swimmer at Harvard believed to be a first
Schuyler Bailar was a star recruit for the women’s swimming team at Harvard University, a tough competitor with a shot at winning titles. But Bailar is opting to forgo such honors to join the men’s team instead, competing as the first openly transgender swimmer in the NCAA.

Men’s coach Kevin Tyrrell had already gathered the team to talk about adding Bailar.

“We talked about how we’re all about character and values, and I kind of gave my two cents: If we’re going to say that we care about others, then this is something we should consider,” Tyrrell said. “And basically all the guys said, within 15 seconds, ‘Yeah, let’s do it.‘”