the weeping statue

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Weeping Statues of the Virgin Mary

A weeping statue is a statue which has been claimed to be shedding tears or weeping by supernatural means. Statues weeping tears of a substance which appears to be human blood or in some cases oil. They are associated with miraculous healing. Reported weeping statues are most often of the Virgin Mary. (Source) 

if shiro had a twitter he’d be That Asshole who has like 10k+ followers and like -10 posts. word just gets around that the takashi shirogane is finally on some kind of social media and everyone scrambles to follow Him, The Garrison Golden Boy, only to find the 1 tweet he has says nothing but

“haha matt tripped up the stairs today”

poppicede  asked:

❛ Dear frozen yogurt, you are the celery of desserts. Be ice cream or be nothing. Zero stars. ❜

@poppicede  |  ron swanson ™

❜  i’m sorry  ,  joey  ,  i truly am  ,  but  …  we can’t be friends anymore  .  ❜  to  …  not  like frozen yogurt  …  completely unacceptable  .  it was unfathomable to her that someone could just  not  enjoy the taste of it  .  and because of that  …  well  ,  there were sacrifices to be made  .

Humans! They lived in a world where the grass continued to be green and the sun rose every day and flowers regularly turned into fruit, and what impressed them? Weeping statues. And wine made out of water! A mere quantum-mechanistic tunnel effect, that’d happen anyway if you were prepared to wait zillions of years. As if the turning of sunlight into wine, by means of vines and grapes and time and enzymes, wasn’t a thousand times more impressive and happened all the time…
—  on miracles | Terry Pratchett, Small Gods

A week or two ago I saw a thread where the initial poster was bitching about how the Weeping Statue of Liberty doesn’t gel with the ‘image of an Angel is an Angel’ thing do to Lady Liberty being one of the most documented and photographed American landmarks, and it got me thinking:

Just how much do the preexisting statues the Angels animate qualify as Angels? They’ve move like Angels, but they don’t look like Angels, so they’re not the image of an Angel, so they shouldn’t by definition have the power of one. So maybe they’re just drones used for basic tasks like distracting people so the real Angels can sneak up behind their victims or to do basic brute work like to go fuck that mob guy up.

And if they do become real Angels, what does that mean for the pictures of them from before they were turned into one? Do they retroactively turn into #Image of an Angel since they now technically are, or do they just remain regular pictures because they come from before they were? 

Humans! They lived in a world where the grass continued to be green and the sun rose every day and flowers regularly turned into fruit, and what impressed them? Weeping statues. And wine made out of water! A mere quantum-mechanistic tunnel effect, that’d happen anyway if you were prepared to wait zillions of years. As if the turning of sunlight into wine, by means of vines and grapes and time and enzymes, wasn’t a thousand times more impressive and happened all the time…
—  Small Gods (Terry Pratchett)
So goth cemeteries...

How is this not a thing already. You think it would be. It just sounds like something we would do.

I imagine it would be really exclusive, like you have to fill out a form while you’re still alive to prove that you’re goth enough to get in. And the cemetery is open for tours all year round so goths from all over the world can pose with the tombstones and take pictures.

There would probably be some goth youtube stars buried there for future generations to pose with and brag to all their friends that they visited their tombstone in person.

And you could get custom headstones too. Ones that already look ancient and decaying. Or giant crosses or weeping angel statues. Then of course if you have the money you could have your own mausoleum. You could even pitch with your fellow goth friends so you could all be laid to rest in there.

The whole atmosphere would be really spooky, and no one would kick you out for having seances or midnight tea parties. The whole thing would be a lot less sad than regular cemeteries because it would be like one great goth event that you would get to be a part of even after your dead.

‘Humans! They lived in a world where the grass continued to be green and the sun rose everyday and flowers regularly turned into fruit, and what impressed them? Weeping statues. And wine made out of water! A mere quantum-mechanistic tunnel effect, that’d happen anyway if you were prepared to wait zillions of years. As if the turning of sunlight into wine, by means of vines and grapes and time and enzymes, wasn’t a thousand times more impressive and happened all the time...’

Small Gods - Terry Pratchett