A Modern Sort of Mystic

Jaqui Lokadottir

I've got a story in my pocket and a bag full of apples. I'm rewriting this fairy tale whether you like it or not.

32 years old, Anglo/Cubanoamericana, Rökkatru, fat, kinky, poly, mentally ill, and queer. They/them/theirs or she/her/hers. Fandom, social justice, and random pagan/heathen content. Sometimes fic happens.

Before anyone gets any bright ideas: the god I worship and the character I fangirl over (and sometimes roleplay) are two very different guys who happen to share the same name.

I have an amazing and wonderful partner with whom I hope to spend the rest of my life, as well as a nice married couple I'm dating, and someone else I'm intensely platonic with.

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macabrefascination:

featheredfriend:

charminglyantiquated:

silly silly little comic

Ladies, gentlemen, and other gentlepeople: my girlfriend’s ‘silly little comic’

Oh my fucking gods this is perfect

(via crowtrees)



actuallyclintbarton:

subtextsays:

ellidfics:

Skye + "you are…"

She literally speaks truth to power, calling out a killer who is standing right in front of her.  The heart of a lioness, this one has, and a spine of steel.

I LOVE that the show used the audience stand-in character to spell this out so clearly for, well, the audience. Because the audience has been trained to accept that the standard chiseled jaw tough guy white protagonist’s sins are absolved by a tragic back story and the character’s own self-justification.

Don’t let me down, show. No redemption for Ward.

Skye is amazing, Ward is a nazi piece of shit, and I want to know what happens to Skye next.

(Source: isleofapplepies)



nedahoyin:

freececemcdonald:

"Trans women are getting killed EVERYDAY & you think the struggle is over because you can put a ring on a finger?!"-CeCe McDonald

FUCKING SAY THAT SHIT QUEEN SISTAH CECE..

nedahoyin:

freececemcdonald:

"Trans women are getting killed EVERYDAY & you think the struggle is over because you can put a ring on a finger?!"
-CeCe McDonald

FUCKING SAY THAT SHIT QUEEN SISTAH CECE..

(via the-goddamazon)


iguanamouth:

another set of commissioned dragon hoards ! the cat hoarder and the kitten hoarder are best friends and sometimes let their charges meet for playdates 

(part one) (part two)

(via thegreenwolf)


thisbutterflykiss:

Love the transition effects

thisbutterflykiss:

Love the transition effects

(Source: kwejk.pl, via rootandrock)


politicallyincorrectwalrus:

i love the term “partners”
are we dating?
are we robbing a bank?
do we run a legal firm?
are we the dedicated detectives who investigate these vicious felonies and are members of an elite squad known as the special victims unit?
who knows.

(via actuallyclintbarton)


❝be the person you needed when you were younger.❞
-

(via daisy-do)

I live by this quote, now.

(Source: bryanchvzz, via the-goddamazon)


the-goddamazon:

sixpenceee:

I felt a need to make this since it’s been getting worse!
WHAT IS IT?
The Ebola outbreak that emerged in March in West Africa has killed more than half the 1,300-plus people who have been infected, making it the deadliest outbreak ever. The virus, which causes severe bleeding and has no known cure, has been found in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.
SOURCE
WHY IS IT SO DEADLY?
Ebola punches holes in blood vessels, causing massive bleeding and shock. It does this by killing endothelial cells, which form the blood vessels’ lining.
When those cells die, blood and other fluids can leak into other organs and body parts.The virus replicates very quickly.
It effectively disables the immune system by breaking down the development of antibodies. Scientists are not certain exactly how.
SOURCE
TRANSMISSION
Direct contact with the blood or secretion of another person. Exposure to objects such as needles that have come in contact with someone who has the virus. Animals can also carry the virus such as a bat or a primate.
There’s recently been some evidence that it can be air-borne. In an experiment the virus was transmitted between monkeys & pigs without any direct contact.
SOURCE
SIGNS & SYMPTOMS
Days 1-3: flu like symptoms & profound weakness
Days 4-7: vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, low blood pressure, headache & amnesia
Days 7-10: internal & visible bleeding, eventually ends in coma, shock or death
SOURCE
IS THERE REALLY NO CURE?
Ebola research is still in it’s infancy and there isn’t much known about it. Currently there is no vaccine for it.
Some people have survived as they weren’t exposed to a serious strain or their immune systems were extremely strong.
SOURCE
CAN IT SPREAD TO OTHER COUNTRIES?
CNN reports that the Center for Disease Controls emphasizes there is “no significant risk” of an Ebola outbreak in the United States. Kamiliny Kalahne, an epidemiologist with Doctors Without Borders, says there has never been a confirmed case of Ebola spreading to a developed country.
"This is because people generally transmit the infection when they are very sick, have a high fever and a lot of symptoms — and in these situations, they don’t travel," she said
SOURCE
However as for the countries already infected, Margaret Chan, the director of the World Health Organization has said that the Ebola outbreak “is moving faster than our efforts to control it.” 
Here is an EBOLA VIRUS FACT SHEET

It should also be noted that the STRAIN of ebola that is in epidemic status right now was discovered in 1976.
And the reason ebola research has been on the backburner so long was because it has begun to kill the white people researching it in Africa, which now is cause for concern. Ebola has been killing people in Africa for decades but no research has been done to further study and combat the virus. It wasn’t until some white people caught it that it’s suddenly an international cause for worry and concern.

the-goddamazon:

sixpenceee:

I felt a need to make this since it’s been getting worse!

WHAT IS IT?

The Ebola outbreak that emerged in March in West Africa has killed more than half the 1,300-plus people who have been infected, making it the deadliest outbreak ever. The virus, which causes severe bleeding and has no known cure, has been found in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.

SOURCE

WHY IS IT SO DEADLY?

Ebola punches holes in blood vessels, causing massive bleeding and shock. It does this by killing endothelial cells, which form the blood vessels’ lining.

When those cells die, blood and other fluids can leak into other organs and body parts.The virus replicates very quickly.

It effectively disables the immune system by breaking down the development of antibodies. Scientists are not certain exactly how.

SOURCE

TRANSMISSION

Direct contact with the blood or secretion of another person. Exposure to objects such as needles that have come in contact with someone who has the virus. Animals can also carry the virus such as a bat or a primate.

There’s recently been some evidence that it can be air-borne. In an experiment the virus was transmitted between monkeys & pigs without any direct contact.

SOURCE

SIGNS & SYMPTOMS

  • Days 1-3: flu like symptoms & profound weakness
  • Days 4-7: vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, low blood pressure, headache & amnesia
  • Days 7-10: internal & visible bleeding, eventually ends in coma, shock or death

SOURCE

IS THERE REALLY NO CURE?

Ebola research is still in it’s infancy and there isn’t much known about it. Currently there is no vaccine for it.

Some people have survived as they weren’t exposed to a serious strain or their immune systems were extremely strong.

SOURCE

CAN IT SPREAD TO OTHER COUNTRIES?

CNN reports that the Center for Disease Controls emphasizes there is “no significant risk” of an Ebola outbreak in the United States. Kamiliny Kalahne, an epidemiologist with Doctors Without Borders, says there has never been a confirmed case of Ebola spreading to a developed country.

"This is because people generally transmit the infection when they are very sick, have a high fever and a lot of symptoms — and in these situations, they don’t travel," she said

SOURCE

However as for the countries already infected, Margaret Chan, the director of the World Health Organization has said that the Ebola outbreak “is moving faster than our efforts to control it.” 

Here is an EBOLA VIRUS FACT SHEET

It should also be noted that the STRAIN of ebola that is in epidemic status right now was discovered in 1976.

And the reason ebola research has been on the backburner so long was because it has begun to kill the white people researching it in Africa, which now is cause for concern. Ebola has been killing people in Africa for decades but no research has been done to further study and combat the virus. It wasn’t until some white people caught it that it’s suddenly an international cause for worry and concern.