rotting procession

Stephen Strange Imagine

Hello love!! Could you pleeeease write a part two of your doctor strange imagine???

hi love!! could you please write some Stephen strange fluff (but the reader is a sorceress)???

You laid on the couch and shut your eyes, welcoming the silence of the large building and cozy darkness of the back of your eyelids. Just as you let out a relaxed breath you heard the front door close and the patter of feet head towards you, “Y/N? You back?”

You sighed to yourself. “In here, Stephen.”

You heard him reach the couch and chuckle when he saw you. “Rough day?”

“I spent my afternoon hoping from dimension to dimension to catch this one rogue sorcerer. This guy would not stop running around. It was exhausting.”

“But you got him,” he asked lifting your feet and sitting down, setting them on his lap.

“Oh, I got him alright. He is currently being processed to rot in the Shanghai jail’s mirror dimension for as long as he lives. How was your day?”

“Not as exciting as yours,” he patted you legs. “I got stuck listening to Masters debating over the stupidest topics. You alright?”

“Just tired,” you reassuringly smiled.

“Here,” he pointed his fingers at the table on your side and a cup of hot chocolate appeared. “A nice warm drink to relax with,” he pointed at the TV and your favorite movie popped on, “something good to watch,” he moved you over a little and wiggled in between you and the couch cushions, “and your favorite boyfriend to nap with.”

You turned over and snuggled against him. “That sounds perfect.”

“And later,” he said playing with your hair, “we can get some take out and drink some of that stuff we saved from my birthday.” He waited for your reply but when it didn’t come he looked down and saw you had already fallen asleep on his chest. “I guess we can decide that after.” Stephen raised his hand, drawing the blinds closed and turning the lights off so the room was dark.

cradlerat  asked:

hiya! i'm really curious how to get into vc? i've always been intrigued even before i knew what it was (in 3rd grade i wanted to keep a rabbit that died in our garden's skull and the skull from a roadkill skunk). but i just don't know where to start? do i just go pluck some roadkill from the road? honestly just some links or maybe phrases to search to get me started would be nice tbh. thanks for running this blog! it's really cool man

Welcome to the community! I’m glad you like our blog =)

To make things easy, click here to access the Vulture Culture Masterpost, which has different links for animal processing methods and tutorials. This post should have all the information you’ll need to get started with processing animal parts. And here’s a nice page about roadkill collection alone.

I’m also going to add in another link:
This is Lupa Greenwolf’s website on animal parts laws, which has a good summary of different laws but isn’t listed on the Masterpost.

Before you get started doing much of anything I’d first recommend that you brush up on your laws. While it may be a pain, look up your local laws. It’s always easier to keep things legal instead of trying to go through hoops and hope you don’t get caught.

Also, feel free to ask around in the community if you ever need any help! Tumblr has a very active Vulture Culture community and many of us would be glad to assist fellow Vultures if we’re able. I’ve also noticed there’s several VC groups on Facebook, and some Vultures like to hang out on Instagram.

Another thing I’d like to mention is that if roadkill doesn’t work out for you, whether it be because of laws or you just find out it’s not your cup of tea, there’s always other ways to obtain animal parts. Finding stuff in the woods, getting in contact with hunters/trappers, getting “ins” with pet breeders/pet stores/farmers/butchers, buying things in thrift stores/oddity shops/trade stores/fur dealers/flea markets/garage sales, or even buying online whether it’s from a fellow Vulture or bigger websites like Moscow Hide & Fur or even eBay. Find what works best for you.

Finally, here’s some common phrases you might want to know:

Bone Phrases:

  • Maceration: A method of processing bones, where you soak them in plain water.
  • Degreasing: The process of removing grease from bones. This is done after cleaning, but before bleaching. Common methods include soaking bones in water with plain Dawn dish soap and changing the water until it becomes clear, or for tougher jobs you can use ammonia or even acetone.
  • Bleaching: NOT referring to actual bleach! Bleaching is using hydrogen peroxide in order to whiten and sanitize bones after they have been cleaned and degreased. Actual bleach will set in grease, and eventually cause your bones to become brittle and flake or otherwise turn to powder.
  • Nature Cleaned: Refers to bones that were found “clean”, as in they were free or mostly free of meat and skin.
  • Boiling: DO NOT BOIL BONES! If someone who knows better says their bones are boiled, it’s likely that they actually mean “simmered”. Simmering bones is just what it sounds like, and has to be done carefully to avoid cooking the fat into the bones.
  • Grease Spots: These are unsightly (and sometimes smelly) dark or yellowish spots on bones that were not properly or thoroughly degreased. Bones can usually be degreased again without any problem. If a skull was bleached with actual bleach it’s not recommended to attempt to degrease them, as they may disintegrate more quickly if submerged in water.
  • Articulation: Putting a skeleton back together after cleaning.
  • Staining: The act of coloring bones using different dying agents.
  • Replica: As it implies, this is not a real skull/bone, it is an artificial fake, usually made from some form of resin.

Pelt Phrases:

  • Green/Raw: This means a pelt that is not tanned, and likely not processed in any way. An untanned pelt will eventually decompose, so if you want to keep a pelt you will need to tan it.
  • Fleshing: Fleshing is the process of scraping or otherwise removing any extra meat or membrane from a pelt in preparation to have it tanned. This step, while difficult, is necessary in order to have a tan penetrate the skin. If a pelt is fleshed, that means someone has already done this step.
  • Salted: A pelt that is salted is also not tanned, but is dried. This also applies to dried pieces such as mummified bodies or dried wings or other parts. Usually done after fleshing a pelt, salting will temporarily preserve a pelt so that it may be transported or stored until it can be tanned. It’s recommended to use non-iodized salt for this process. Borax can also be used, and is good for deterring bugs, but it tends to have bad reactions with tanning agents. Borax can be good to use for salting bird wings, feet, or other things that you cannot tan.
  • Rehydrating: This refers to wetting a pelt, usually for the purpose of shaping it or tanning it (if not already tanned). Can be done with a salted or tanned pelt. Taxidermists and crafters commonly rehydrate pelts or parts of pelts to work with them. Not recommended to do multiple times, as it can weaken the leather.
  • Slipping/Slipped: This refers to patches where fur comes out of the pelt, usually during or after tanning (though slipping can happen before that). Typically the result of improper preservation, and more common to happen with animals who were left to sit and rot before being either processed or frozen whole.
  • Pickle/Pickling: Part of the tanning process, this step helps kill bacteria left in the hide. Not referring to what you can do with a cucumber.
  • Blown Ear: This means the ear is ripped, which can happen when the ears are being turned. Not desirable for taxidermy.
  • Turned Ears/Split Lips: If a pelt has its ears turned and lips split, that usually means the pelt in general has been prepped for taxidermy. Turning ears refers to removing the ear cartilage, while splitting lips means separating the inner lip skin so there is enough skin left for tucking. Usually you’ll also want the nose cartilage removed, and for the inner eyelids to be in tact.
  • Craft Quality: This means a pelt is suitable for crafts, but is not suitable for taxidermy, and possibly too “unsightly” for displaying on its own. Usually for pieces such as faces or paws, or for pelts with a lot of slips or holes.
  • Wallhanger: Referring to a pelt that is good for display. Usually also good for crafting with, however it’s best to ask to ensure the leather isn’t too weak.
  • Mountable: A pelt that should be suitable for taxidermy. This means that the pelt is complete, holes are minimal, there is no slipping or very little slipping, the leather is strong, and preferably it is “taxidermy prepped” (ears turned, lips split, etc.).

I think between this list and the Masterpost you should have enough information for a good start! I hope this isn’t too much all at once, or too basic and stuff you already knew. If you have any questions feel free to send us another message, or ask around in the community in general.

Smoked Meat

Meat is often preserved with smoke and the choice of wood adds dimension to the flavor. The Netherworld is full of strange trees and bushes, and chosen carefully, they can paranormal affects to your smoked meat.

To review a few:

Grimwood: A type of mangrove, the predominate tree and namesake or the Grimwood Swamp. Grimwood is difficult to burn as the trees spend their lives half submerged in brackish water, but the results are worth the effort.

The smoke salts the meat from the inside out, making even very bland cuts especially delicious. The smoke completely reverses rot during the cooking process, rendering it safe to eat. It has no effect on poisons or toxins, so watch out (or add these as seasonings).

Octotree: A carnivorous tree that can move its many branches like tentacles, octotrees are tremendously dangerous. When inhaled, this smoke grants the ability to see clearly in the dark, an ability that is transferred into the meat during the cooking process.

Ghost Pines: Extreme care is necessary when burning ghost pine logs, as the heavily perfumed smoke is toxic. Meat so cooked is poisoned, though it takes on a full bodied zest that many undead enjoy.

Ghost pines are often used by traveling ghouls to alert their presence to the local undead. There are few faster ways to invite hungry monsters over for company than the promise of a shared meal.

The clock isn’t moving, time standing still for everyone like it might mark the exact time NYC fell to whatever exactly happened, because Charlie is still to uncomfortable considering it’s the end of the world and the Devil is coming to collect the souls he’s due. She stares at the metal fixture, still beautiful in the falling dust as it starts its process of rotting. How long has it been standing so still? A few weeks? A month? She has no way of knowing now with a dead cell phone battery. But the clock suggests years have passed with no one to stand under it’s intricacies and wonder when their train would be coming. “Should set it to two and ten,” she mumbles to herself.

anonymous asked:

That's some Planescape Torment style vibes right there. Poor corpse people. It can't be fun rotting all the time. Do you think a vampire bite would help slow the whole rotting process?

No–and besides, Jack’s okay. His body doesn’t rot as long as he feeds himself properly and drinks enough formaldehyde to kill all the bugs. The problem with his eyes is that they’re perpetually rotting and regenerating in a neverending cycle. It doesn’t hurt him, they just sort of itch and ooze all the time.

anonymous asked:

In general, what is it like having a mycozombie as a companion and friend? Are they helpful for someone who has anxiety/stress related health issues? And what do they feed on if not flesh?

They do help anxiety! My own Myco friends are very kind and lovable. They’re quite cuddly for zombies. They feed on fungus and mold, so if you have anything that’s ripening in your home, it’s best to eat it quickly before a Mycozombie is adopted, haha. They speed up the rotting process of foods. Over all, though, they’re greatly devoted to taking care of you emotionally, and love to be of use to you in any way you see fit. If you are sensitive to ethereal smells, though, you might pick up on dusty, moldy smells a lot when they are around. ^-^

Doctor Crane and Professor Milo #3
  • Milo: The first treatment.
  • Crane: You really have lost your sense, you aren't speeding up the rotting process at all.
  • Milo: I thought you said you wouldn't help me.
  • Crane: Those are maggot eggs. What the fuck? That's not going to rot people.
  • Milo: Hold still, I'm making an incision in your cheek.
  • Crane: You are not injecting that into my- get off-
  • Milo: This mixture is a rush of some hormones, and just a little bit of maggot eggs.
  • Crane: Get your filthy hand away from me.
  • Milo: You volunteered.
  • Crane: You had a gun to my head. That ain't volunteering. You're not shoving that needle in my face. Hey, stop!
  • Milo: How does that feel?
  • Crane: *gasp* I- I don't know, fuck.
  • Milo: Can't think clearly? Describe the feeling.
  • Crane: It was a rush of adrenaline... Painful as hell, but almost exhilarating.
  • Milo: Interesting. You might be here for a few days. Next treatment.
  • Crane: Before I die, could you do me a favor?
  • Milo: Already thinking about death? Is it that bad?
  • Crane: Not really. I figured you had the intention of killing me eventually. I need to read that journal.
  • Milo: You know it's just notes on patients he treated, nothing super important.
  • Crane: I need it.
  • Milo: I'll indulge you when we're done. So, tell me, why are you so attached to those idiots?
  • Crane: You're not my therapist.
  • Milo: Harley isn't either.
  • Crane: Oh, fuck off. AGH! Hey!
  • Milo: Don't talk to me like that!
  • Crane: You're making me quite angry. My fucking eye-
  • Milo: Oh yeah? Is the big bad Scarecrow gonna get me?
  • Crane: He gets all his enemies eventually.
  • Milo: Scarecrow doesn't exist, Crane. Grow the fuck up. Your imaginary friend isn't going to save you, you're delusional.
  • Crane: Me? You think that Arkham has a vendetta against you!
  • Milo: They locked me up for no fucking reason! I'm not crazy.
  • Crane: Prove it. Prove you're not. Be a man, get up. Leave.
  • Milo: You can't manipulate me like this, it won't work. I'm sane.
  • Crane: You're doing a bad job of showing it. Milo, you can't just inject a man with maggot eggs and expect it to rot his entire body.
  • Milo: That's just the first treatment. Next, bacteria.

In a carnivorous animal, unlike in a human, the main digestive work takes place in the stomach, not in the small intestine. Meat stays in their relatively short intestinal tract for only a brief period of time.

In a human, however, chunks of undigested meat pass from the stomach into the intestinal tract. Our small intestine, which is about 16-20 feet (5-6 meters) long, processes most natural foods within a matter of several hours. But if the food happens to be meat, it may stay in the intestinal tract for as long as 24 to 48 hours. By that time, much of it is putrefied or decayed. The rotting process results in the generation of the meat poisons cadaverine, putrescine and other toxic substances.

Since the remnants of undigested meat can be held in the large intestinal walls of humans for 20-30 years or longer, it is not surprising to find colon cancers to be so highly prevalent among meat eaters, but virtually non-existent among carnivorous animals and vegetarians. Colon cancer, in most cases, is just another name for constant poisoning through putrefying meat.

(This is an excerpt from the book ‘SIMPLE STEPS TO TOTAL HEALTH’ by Andreas Moritz & John Hornecker) 

Applied knowledge: Caesar weed

Last year I attempted to make linen out of flax.  It worked, but I only got a pinch of beautiful, strong thread in return for 3 months of growing and hours worth of effort.  

This year I’m going to try to extract fibers from Caesar weed. 

Caesar weed is classified as an invasive species in Florida, and it’s easy to see why.

It spreads by clinging burrs and can grow from two to seven feet tall in a matter of weeks. The good news: that means I have a lot of it AND it’s common name is “jute” - the fiber for making great rope.  I really don’t know the process for turning plants into rope, but this is where applied knowledge comes in. For the uninitiated, applied knowledge means I don’t know what the heck I’m doing so I’m going to wing it. Also, I learned how to get fiber out of flax from a children’s book, so how hard can it be? I’m applying the same principles as flax processing and hoping for the best.  

I pulled up a bunch from around the duck pond, and cleaned up some wild places in the yard.  But I left a few plants scattered about.  In a few weeks, they should be covered in little pink flowers.

Adorable up close, but even more importantly, a powerful expectorant when the blossoms are brewed to make a tea. This year, I’m going to collect as many as I can and dry them in anticipation of cold and flu season.

After stripping off all the leaves and cutting to fit, I placed them in a plastic container for retting - the process of rotting away the green stuff and softening the fibers. Given the heat, I think they should be mushy and gross in a week and ready to pull the fibers. Updates to come.