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pardonmewhileipanic:

notcuddles:

nesft:

Crow: CROW YES!

It’s actually impossible to measure how many fucks a corvid give because there is no device sensitive enough to register such a tiny amount.

science/animal side of tumblr… explain to me the birb thing

Tail Pulling is a behavior noted in many corvids. The practical application is to create a distraction that will allow the birb to make off with the target’s food. Imagine being in the lunch room and a large fellow has a Twinkie you covet. You can’t just take it from him because he’ll defend his Twinkie. But if you thwap him on the back of his neck and then dash around to snag the Twinkie while he investigates, you stand a decent chance of enjoying spongey goodness. This is basically that in birb form.

Except corvids don’t only do this as a distraction. Sometimes they seem to just being doing it to mess with other animals/birbs. But to use my lunch room analogy, there are times you might thwap someone sneakily on the back of the neck just for amusement. Primates exhibit behavior that appears to be just be annoying other animals for amusement. Given how intelligent crows are, its not unlikely that this is a manifestation of an innate desire to just fuck with someone else for the fun of it. Such as this from the link above:

I believe in honoring the gods directly. That means calling out to them and thanking them for either the help they have given me, or giving an offering to one that I want to make a relationship with. It doesn’t have to be at the altar, it can be anywhere and any time, but I always try to make it an everyday thing at the altar I have made for them.

My mom has been saying some pretty interesting things lately. You know how people say “it’s in gods hands now”? Well my mom has been saying something a little different even though she’s Christian. She’s been saying “it’s in the gods hands now”.

Wow…I never thought I would hear that come out of my mothers mouth. Sure, the Norse gods aren’t really like the Christian god, it’s something my mother doesn’t really understand but, it’s just the whole matter that she said that. It means that she’s coming to terms in accepting my religion and spiritual practices. What?! Is this even happening right now?! I can’t believe it!

I managed to find this little garden gnome at krogers. I’ve been looking for one like this for a while! I wanted one that would appear to be more natural, gathering herbs and such. Most garden gnomes you find now, (or at least where I live) have this really weird sense of style. They have all these sunglasses and other modern things on them. But you see, I don’t plan to put this outside to be weathered. I plan to use this little statue inside the house so that one day, I might work with the local land spirits and nature spirits and maybe draw in an Alfar it gnome in some day. The point is, I look for statues to represent certain races and people, either gods or spirits. This little guy I want to he a center piece for a future altar or shrine to the nature spirits either in our world or another. Even if it never attracts them, I still wish to honor them in some way.

I managed to find this little garden gnome at krogers. I’ve been looking for one like this for a while! I wanted one that would appear to be more natural, gathering herbs and such. Most garden gnomes you find now, (or at least where I live) have this really weird sense of style. They have all these sunglasses and other modern things on them. But you see, I don’t plan to put this outside to be weathered. I plan to use this little statue inside the house so that one day, I might work with the local land spirits and nature spirits and maybe draw in an Alfar it gnome in some day. The point is, I look for statues to represent certain races and people, either gods or spirits. This little guy I want to he a center piece for a future altar or shrine to the nature spirits either in our world or another. Even if it never attracts them, I still wish to honor them in some way.

thenearsightedmicroraptor:

ravenousnightwind:

thenearsightedmicroraptor:

Some Omenmirror. Not much to say.I adore how the teeth came out, but for seafood, they’d be pretty useless to be honest.

This looks sorta like a mega evolved form of goodra.

I must disappoint, it is not pokemon, but Flight rising ;3 But now that you mention it … 

Coatls are kinda pokémon-like?

I didn’t think it was a Pokemon but, it could totally be one. lol

thenearsightedmicroraptor:

ravenousnightwind:

thenearsightedmicroraptor:

Some Omenmirror. Not much to say.

I adore how the teeth came out, but for seafood, they’d be pretty useless to be honest.

This looks sorta like a mega evolved form of goodra.

I must disappoint, it is not pokemon, but Flight rising ;3 But now that you mention it …

Coatls are kinda pokémon-like?

I didn’t think it was a Pokemon but, it could totally be one. lol

I hate how people depict deities like Hela or Hades to be evil. Sure, they’re not always nice. What deity is? That doesn’t mean they are bad or shouldn’t be worked with. Every god or goddess has their dangers when you work with them. If the spirits and gods weren’t dangerous, then our ancestors wouldn’t have worked so hard to appease them.

Death deities like Hela and Hades are often viewed as evil because they are a force of death and rule over decay and underworlds. They are extremely misunderstood. I believe they are worth having a relationship with, if they will take the time to converse with you. Death is part of life, and without decay, nothing would be healthy and grow in nature. I try to respect them and the forces they’re apart of.

I’m watching Matilda. I never realized how big of a violation that principle was making until now. She would be in prison for years for throwing that girl over the fence or when she put them in that hole in the wall with nails poking at them.

My friend has had breast cancer twice now. This time I did some work with mugwort, elder berry, white oak bark, and dragons blood, asking them to help take the cancer out of her. She told me that the doctor said that the cancer is almost gone. He said at this time, it’s astounding that hardly anything is left. When I was doing the healing on her, she said she hardly had any of the ill affects from the chemo. We both believe that the spirits of the herbs I used and the deities that I called upon, answered the call I made to help her.

Jealousy can destroy you, it can make you do and say things that isn’t right. It can make you hate people because you’re so jealous of them. It should never be about what someone else has or what they can do, it should always be about yourself. We all need to take care of ourselves. Wishing we had the life of another person isn’t going to change anything. All we can hope to do is to change our lives for the better by putting our thoughts into actions and putting our actions into a conscious choice to change things. It’s true, things may not always or even ever go the way you want them to. All we can do is try to be the best we can be of ourselves. There’s no reason to be like someone else because that isn’t you and it isn’t me. We should all strive to be ourselves, to be the best things of ourselves and to live our own lives.