general (green spiral)

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GEEZ Amazon I looked at an LED computer fan like ONE TIME

Really, I'm just amused at the homogeneity of each of the rows. Apparently Druidry and rainbow lights 'R' Us? This entry was crossposted from https://arethinn.dreamwidth.org/2767198.html, where there are comment count unavailable comments. Please visit that link to leave a comment. If you don't have a Dreamwidth account, you can use your LiveJournal account with OpenID.
scared (flounder aaa)

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Firefighters contain blaze in Big Basin Redwoods State Park as red-flag warning continues:
Bay Area enters fire season early as drought creates critical fire weather conditions


Uggggghhhh noooo can we not it's barely fuckin MAYYYY aaaaugh

eta: Apparently this was sparked by a redwood root still burning underground from last August's CZU fire. I think I remember seeing something similar was going on in Siberia lately too (underground bits from last summer's fires re-emerging). Yeep. This entry was crossposted from https://arethinn.dreamwidth.org/2766752.html, where there are comment count unavailable comments. Please visit that link to leave a comment. If you don't have a Dreamwidth account, you can use your LiveJournal account with OpenID.
general (green spiral)

The Gift of the Bees: an Inclusive Beltaine

The Gift of the Bees: an Inclusive Beltaine
I love Beltaine. I love flowers. I love early summer. I love sex. I love fertility and fruitfulness. What’s not to love?

Weeeeeell, if you’re a queer person in Pagan community, Beltaine can be fraught with conflict and ambivalence. Simplistic understandings of Maypoles, Bael Fires, and related ceremonies leave us with heterosexist, patriarchal ideas of what the holiday is about.

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One ritual revisioning Beltaine fertility happened at Four Quarters Interfaith Sanctuary’s Beltaine Main Ceremony, May 2006. This ceremony used bees and flowers, rather than human beings of any gender, as the model for fertility and love. ... The ceremony reminded participants of everything that bees make possible. We symbolized their powerful place in ecosystems around the world through the symbolic use of bee pollen (East), a beeswax candle (South), mead (West), and honey (North). In the repetition of “the gift of the bees!” we reminded ourselves and one another of our dependence on beneficial pollinators, particularly bees.
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general (green spiral)

*pokey pokey*

HAY U GUYZ LOOK WHAT CAME IN THE MAIL

photo of a spear
photo of a spear head

This is an Egyptian Bronze Spear from Omega Artworks. ("Egyptian" not because I wanted that particularly, but because it was one of the designs available in bronze instead of steel. Custom weaponry in steel isn't hard to find; bronze is pretty uncommon.) It's for ceremonial or decorative/costume purposes only - the spear head is pointy, but the edges are polished and not actually sharp. The shaft is birch wood and stained green per my request. Overall length about a foot taller than I am (again per specific request; usually they're shorter) so it came in a loooong box, apparently the longest they had ever shipped. Eight months from order (last August) to arrival, which is in line with what they said their average wait was (5-8 months). I've wanted a spear like this for a long time and lack of going out for entertainment was leaving me in possession of extra cash, so, yeah. This entry was crossposted from https://arethinn.dreamwidth.org/2765763.html, where there are comment count unavailable comments. Please visit that link to leave a comment. If you don't have a Dreamwidth account, you can use your LiveJournal account with OpenID.
humor silly (wakko)

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me: Would you like a cider or the last 805?
[personal profile] enotsola: ...Nah, not right now. I was thinking of showering. Just reading the internet for now.
me: That has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move. This entry was crossposted from https://arethinn.dreamwidth.org/2765114.html, where there are comment count unavailable comments. Please visit that link to leave a comment. If you don't have a Dreamwidth account, you can use your LiveJournal account with OpenID.
general (green spiral)

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[personal profile] arethinn: I mean, that's the point of Git, to keep the heid straight, right? ... Ever think about programming Git? I mean, who wrote Git to do what it does?
[personal profile] enotsola: A gawd-damned sorcerer.
[personal profile] arethinn: Are you sure you don't mean a fuckin' wizard? ... What is the difference between a goddamn sorcerer and a fucking wizard, anwyay? This entry was crossposted from https://arethinn.dreamwidth.org/2764789.html, where there are comment count unavailable comments. Please visit that link to leave a comment. If you don't have a Dreamwidth account, you can use your LiveJournal account with OpenID.
humor silly (wakko)

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[personal profile] arethinn: [referring to a scene in the episode of "The Resident" we were watching] If I bring you maple donuts, will you marry me?
[personal profile] enotsola: ...No. I'm already married.
[personal profile] arethinn: What if I bring you polygamal donuts?

(because those are a thing?) This entry was crossposted from https://arethinn.dreamwidth.org/2763710.html, where there are comment count unavailable comments. Please visit that link to leave a comment. If you don't have a Dreamwidth account, you can use your LiveJournal account with OpenID.
frustrated (space ghost)

Question for those with iPhones/iPads using scheduled Night Shift

I think it was iOS (or iPad OS as the iPad version is now called) 14 that introduced -- supposedly -- popup keypad entry for scheduling Night Shift instead of being limited to the virtual scroll wheel. Does anyone else find that it doesn't work? I observe the same behavior as this person on their iPhone - that it cuts off the input and closes the keypad after you've typed one or two digits and it's impossible to type a complete time. The same behavior makes it impossible to correct such an error and I don't seem to be able to target entering the hour or minutes specifically. (Scroll-wheeling works as it always did.) The non-answer from the Apple "specialist" there was irritating. This entry was crossposted from https://arethinn.dreamwidth.org/2763110.html, where there are comment count unavailable comments. Please visit that link to leave a comment. If you don't have a Dreamwidth account, you can use your LiveJournal account with OpenID.