Thor and His wives

OMGZ I love these candles! They’re so pretty! Anyway this kinda sparked some thinky thoughts:

I was having a discussion with a friend of mine about Thor the other day. How there was some people out there trying to reclaim the swastika as a symbol of Heathenry as a sign of Thor’s more esoteric powers and me getting a “Oh Hellz naw” vibe from Him. Somethings are too desecrated to reclaim. That is one. AAANYWAY this woman was offended how people just thought of Thor as a complete and utter simpleton because he’s more of a warrior than a scholar.

Thor is a brilliant military tactician and general. He has a very sound grasp of battlefield tactics and all sorts of good stuff. He’s quite a sweetheart as well. Everyone has different gifts and interests. One person might be brilliant at drawing, one at writing. Some are brilliant in ways that keep the artists and poets safe, such as making sure battles get won efficiently and with fewer casualties on their side as on the other. It doesn’t make someone any less brilliant if they excel in something you do not, or is not considered “important”

The world, both mundane and divine, needs many pieces. We all need farmers, fishermen, roughnecks, and welders. We need those people who work in Fast Food, and all that other stuff. Every position has value, but it isn’t treated as such, and that’s a shame.

I’m just rambling though. I’m just sick and tired of people looking down at someone because they don’t have the “accepted version” of what people view as “Intelligence” and “talent.” Ugh.

Super Duper Thinky Thoughts.

So, on Thursday I got a tattoo.  This is the tattoo, isn’t it purty?  10408624_734809429973125_8007216507536657391_n

Well it was.  Now it’s infected despite me taking really REALLY good care of it.  As in by the letter good.

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Original design used with permission from:  https://www.facebook.com/Zamas.Art

Anyway, if you’ve noticed that wonderful serpent around Mjolnir, that is Jorgrumnd, the world serpent.  Do you see where I’m going with this?

What is an infection?  It’s just another type of venom coursing through ones veins when one acquires it.  Jorgrumund is *the* most venomous serpent in existence.  Now when I got this tattoo I did acknowledge Xis presence, I thanked Xer, and I knew that both Xe and Thor wanted this.  There is something that Xe wants me to acknowledge within MYSELF regarding liminality that I quite haven’t yet.

It’s not a gender thing.  I’m still quite firmly CIS.  I think I touched on it a while ago while discussing it with a friend of mine.  I’m pretty fluid when it comes to sexuality.

wait what?

Yeah, some days I feel like a nut, some days I don’t.  Some days I don’t want to have anything to do with sex, like completely ace, some days I want to bone all the consenting adult humans.

Maybe the correct term is Liminisexual? I don’t know.  Either way, by getting this tattoo I am not just bound to Thor Odinson, slayer of giants, protector of the world, I am also bound to Jorgrumund, world serpent, ruler of things in between.  I am bound to both of those who are slated to destroy each other.  I’m not a bride of Jorgrumund, I’ll be blatantly honest there.  It’s more of a….twin feeling?  But we aren’t siblings.  It’s something that is very hard to articulate but I know damn well it isn’t a love relationship, it’s not a servant relationship, it’s a relationship of equals.  Like we are equal parts?  But Loki isn’t my father.  Could be because we inhabit the same element or something totally convoluted and I need to really sit and grok this whole thing, either way, I’ve been connected to the world serpent in some way for quite some time I just never realized it until Xe licked me and  the whole venom thing.  Damnit Jorg You’re like a damn Gila monster. heh

Whereas my relationship with Thor is out of love and devotion.  My relationship to Thor is by choice.  Jorgrumund feels like it’s one that isn’t by choosing, almost like a relative, but if it was an “Inlaw/stepchild” relationship by virtue of my relationship to Loki, then that one is still by choice.  This..does NOT feel like that either.

So I’m bound to two entities that are bound to destroy each other or have already destroyed each other or are in the midst of destroying each other right now.  One I willingly chose, the other well I don’t know what’s going on but I’m kinda stuck trying to figure it out.  In the mean time, I’m just going to take my antibiotics and advil, eat my yogurt and go get rid of this stupid infection.

Maybe Jorgrumund will do the takesbacksies on the venom…that would be nice.  This shit is rather painful

Or you could say

My tattoo is pretty Thor.

Another beg, I know I have a few followers

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Please click that link and “Like” the picture if you haven’t already?  I know almost everyone and their dog has a facebook page so please please pretty please like that picture.  I would REALLY like that as a tattoo and well it’s a give away so the one with the most likes wins.  So puuuhhleleeeeaaze like the picture.  I beg you I implore you my wonderful followers.

I needs Votes for new Ink

Please n thanks

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Just log into your facebook, click the link, and “Like” the picture, that’s it.  If I get ALL the votes, I get the tattoo.  So please pretty please vote!

Vaccines Don’t Cause Autism, But That’s Not The Point. Stop Being Ableist.

My daughter is Autistic and I wouldn’t trade her for the world

The Belle Jar

Here are some typical arguments put forward by parents who choose not to vaccinate their otherwise healthy child (by “healthy” I mean they’re not asking they’re not asking for an exemption because the child is immunocompromised or otherwise couldn’t medically tolerate vaccinations).

For this example, I will pull quotes directly from a recent New York Times Article, Vaccine Critics Turn Defensive Over Measles:

‘“It’s the worst shot,” [Missy Foster, mother to an 18 month old daughter] said, with tears in her eyes. “Do you want to wake up one morning and the light is gone from her eyes with autism or something?”’

and

‘Kelly McMenimen, a Lagunitas parent, said she “meditated on it a lot” before deciding not to vaccinate her son Tobias, 8, against even “deadly or deforming diseases.” She said she did not want “so many toxins” entering the slender body of a bright-eyed boy who loves math and…

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Off Topic: Vaccinations

All this. ALL OF THIS. My daughter has Aspergers syndrome. I wouldn’t cure her for the world and I find it disgusting that people believe death is better than living with autism.

My mom has lung cancer. you wanna believe my kids and I are up to date on all our shots, including the flu shot. My husband is always up to date because of his military service, but anyway, there’s the human cost right there. My mom can’t get vaccinated anymore, we can.

OH YEAH also, guess what, there’s a Meningitis Type B outbreak at a university not so far from my house. You know what prevents Meningitis Type B? Vaccination! Two students have passed away from this disease so far. The Disney Measles has now spread to Toronto. This is my not impressed face.

Writing IS work

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Gnosis and Doxas: Personal Mythology and Theological Aggression

I love this so much

Magick From Scratch

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1402281005/ref=x_gr_w_bb?ie=UTF8&tag=httpwwwgoodco-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1402281005&SubscriptionId=1MGPYB6YW3HWK55XCGG2This book accurately sums up my experiences as a teacher. 

Most people, whether they know it or not, have a personal mythology. Usually, it’s pretty pedestrian. We take the randomness that is our life, and we spin it into a cohesive narrative. The actual facts might suffer, but the overall story gives you a really clear picture of how a person sees themselves, and what’s important to them. I find myself falling into this trap when explaining my career, actually. People ask me:  Why did I quit my job as a school teacher? Answer One:

Oh, well, I have always wanted to be a writer, and my husband finally makes enough money now that I don’t have to work.

Answer Two:

I got into education so that I could improve the field by bringing modern teaching methods into our schools. But the truth the matter is that the system is…

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They Are Not Trolls. They Are Men.

I love this blog. Just so many good points.

Make Me a Sammich

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Trigger warning for discussion of the various types of abuse perpetrated by those humans known as “trolls” incuding rape and death threats and suicide.

Back in July, during Netroots Nation 2014, Zerlina Maxwell spoke on a panel about online harassment. I wasn’t there, but someone tweeted a quote that stayed with me:

“Don’t call them trolls. They’re assholes.”

I think this is important. By calling these people “trolls,” we are basically letting them off the hook. It’s a lot like the “boys will be boys” mentality that helps to keep rape culture thriving, but it’s also different, because boys are expected to be human. By calling these people “trolls,” we relegate them to non-human status, and we make it clear that we don’t expect them to live up to the same behavioral standards as human beings.

So, who are these assholes? Well, the subset of the population we…

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The Ottawa Shooting, a Heathen Canadian’s reaction.

Yesterday, in the heart of my country, a tragedy occurred.  A soldier, standing guard over one of our most sacrosanct monuments, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, marking the sacrifice of all soldiers who had made the ultimate sacrifice upon the field of battle and beyond, was gunned down in cold blood.

His name was Cpl. Nathan Cirillo.  26 years old. Father of one. Soldier of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders based out of Hamilton Ontario.

Those that are remembered, live.

I will not mention the name of the gunman, who was taken out by the Sgt. At Arms of the Canadian Parliament.  The Sgt. At Arms position is generally ceremonial, offered to soldiers, police officers and CSIS agents who have spent a long time in service, and only offered to the best of the best,  Mister Vickers was one of the best.  Mister Vickers is a twenty seven year veteran of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.  He acted valiantly in accordance to his office, and stopped the threat in it’s tracks.  I hope he never has to buy himself a drink again.

The fact that this horrific act, that violated the very core of Canadian values, happened not two days after two other Canadian military members were run over outside of St. Jean in Quebec, has many to believe that these two acts are linked somehow, I personally am waiting on the investigation to be complete.  The soldier  that died in that incident was Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent a firefighter.

Anyway, here’s my reaction after putting out these facts.

The people who committed these heinous acts were Canadian citizens.  In my humble opinion, this is an act of treason.  Attacking the military members of your country, is considered treason in my book.  Gunning them down and running them over like a mongrel dog, because you seriously believe your God told you to do it, or it’s for the “Good of Islam” is treason.  Fighting in a foreign war alongside of people who are actively fighting against your home country is treason.

I say give them their passports back, let them go fight with The Org that Shall not Be Named, take their passports away once they’re over there and let them fight our troops on equal ground.  They are too cowardly for that I guess.

I know that The Org that Shall not Be Named is to Islam as the KKK is to Christianity, and what the Folkish/Odinist movement is to Heathenry.  I really, sincerely hope that the moderate people of Islam are also taking a stance against this horror as well.  Since in combating The Org that Shall not Be Named and their ilk, we unfortunately cause casualties in your population.  We do NOT want to harm those who are innocent, we truly do not.  It’s up to you all to make life difficult for these people, to cast them out away from you, so you don’t get harmed.

If you are a moderate Muslim in Canada and know someone who’s about to snap like that, turn them in to the authorities.  Save some lives.

I’m using the term “The Org that Shall not Be Named” because I don’t want the real name tagged as a search term.  They do that.

Anyway, I’m just venting about it, it’s my personal blog.  I just want all this shit to end.  Seriously.