A Treasury

I don't even know what this blog is. Just reblogged things that might be funny to this introverted chick.

I consider myself part of the following fandoms:  *Supernatural* *Sherlock* *Doctor Who* *Monty Python and the Holy Grail* *Avatar: The Last Airbender* *Teen Titans* *Howl's Moving Castle* *Mythology of any kind* *Being Human (UK)* *anything written by Tamora Pierce or Kristen Cashore* *Harry Potter* *The Hunger Games* *The Avengers* *Mermaids* *Disney movies* *The Walking Dead* *The Legend of Korra* *Once Upon A Time* *The Office (US)* *Percy Jackson* *Young Victoria* *Heroes* *Lost* *American Horror Story* *Pirates of the Caribbean* *Pride and Prejudice* *Fablehaven* *Anne McCaffrey: Dragonriders of Pern*
*The Gemma Doyle Trilogy* *The Girl of Fire and Thorns Trilogy* *Odd Thomas* *Sword Art Online* *Attack on Titan* *Black Butler* *Witches of East End* *Fables (Comic)*
Who I Follow

zacwells:

Scooby Doo is the most useless member of the scooby doo team why is the show named after him, the show should be called Velma

(via fake-mermaid)

orgasm:

i feel like 94% of american history is people complaining about taxes

(via fake-mermaid)

Video Game Challenge → [3/?] Friendships
✗ Clementine and Lee (The Walking Dead)

"What, uh, happened to him?"
"The same thing that happens to everyone. But he saved me, first. Lots of times."

(via amywiliams)

unkhs:

I used to be like “I wonder what would happen if I set this thing on fire” and since then I’ve learned that more often than not the answer is “it’ll be on fire”

(via witchyroses)

stopirwin:

i have a friend who has been taking birth control since she was 12 because she’s anemic and if she didn’t take it she would bleed out excessively during her period and end up in the hospital

dont fucking tell me that birth control isn’t crucial to people

(via witchyroses)

If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also
Matt 5:39

This specifically refers to a hand striking the side of a person’s face, tells quite a different story when placed in it’s proper historical context. In Jesus’s time, striking someone of a lower class ( a servant) with the back of the hand was used to assert authority and dominance. If the persecuted person “turned the other cheek,” the discipliner was faced with a dilemma. The left hand was used for unclean purposes, so a back-hand strike on the opposite cheek would not be performed. Another alternative would be a slap with the open hand as a challenge or to punch the person, but this was seen as a statement of equality. Thus, by turning the other cheek the persecuted was in effect putting an end to the behavior or if the slapping continued the person would lawfully be deemed equal and have to be released as a servant/slave.   

(via thefullnessofthefaith)

THAT makes a lot more sense, now, thank you. 

(via guardianrock)

I can attest to the original poster’s comments. A few years back I took an intensive seminar on faith-based progressive activism, and we spent an entire unit discussing how many of Jesus’ instructions and stories were performative protests designed to shed light on and ridicule the oppressions of that time period as a way to emphasize the absurdity of the social hierarchy and give people the will and motivation to make changes for a more free and equal society.

For example, the next verse (Matthew 5:40) states “And if anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, hand over your coat as well.” In that time period, men traditionally wore a shirt and a coat-like garment as their daily wear. To sue someone for their shirt was to put them in their place - suing was generally only performed to take care of outstanding debts, and to be sued for one’s shirt meant that the person was so destitute the only valuable thing they could repay with was their own clothing. However, many cultures at that time (including Hebrew peoples) had prohibitions bordering on taboo against public nudity, so for a sued man to surrender both his shirt and his coat was to turn the system on its head and symbolically state, in a very public forum, that “I have no money with which to repay this person, but they are so insistent on taking advantage of my poverty that I am leaving this hearing buck-ass naked. His greed is the cause of a shameful public spectacle.”

All of a sudden an action of power (suing someone for their shirt) becomes a powerful symbol of subversion and mockery, as the suing patron either accepts the coat (and therefore full responsibility as the cause of the other man’s shameful display) or desperately chases the protester around trying to return his clothes to him, making a fool of himself in front of his peers and the entire gathered community.

Additionally, the next verse (Matthew 5:41; “If anyone forces you to go one mile, go with them two miles.”) was a big middle finger to the Romans who had taken over Judea and were not seen as legitimate authority by the majority of the population there. Roman law stated that a centurion on the march could require a Jew (and possibly other civilians as well, although I don’t remember explicitly) to carry his pack at any time and for any reason for one mile along the road (and because of the importance of the Roman highway system in maintaining rule over the expansive empire, the roads tended to be very well ordered and marked), however hecould not require any service beyond the next mile marker. For a Jewish civilian to carry a centurion’s pack for an entire second mile was a way to subvert the authority of the occupying forces. If the civilian wouldn’t give the pack back at the end of the first mile, the centurion would either have to forcibly take it back or report the civilian to his commanding officer (both of which would result in discipline being taken against the soldier for breaking Roman law) or wait until the civilian volunteered to return the pack, giving the Judean native implicit power over the occupying Roman and completely subverting the power structure of the Empire. Can you imagine how demoralizing that must have been for the highly ordered Roman armies that patrolled the region?

Jesus was a pacifist, but his teachings were in no way passive. There’s a reason he was practically considered a terrorist by the reigning powers, and it wasn’t because he healed the sick and fed the hungry.

(via central-avenue)

(via frustration-squared)

relahvant:

so apparently “normal” people sleep in the pm hours and wake up in the am hours???

(via fake-mermaid)

daisycraze:

if i was famous i would just knock on peoples doors and be like hello yes its me

(via fake-mermaid)

eraserheadsbaby:

the ol’ razzle dazzle

eraserheadsbaby:

the ol’ razzle dazzle

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iguanal:

i hate songs that are like 75% bad but the chorus is so good that you suffer through the whole song just to hear one part like three times

(via fake-mermaid)

jesuschristvevo:

i dont date in high school because no one is rich yet so whats the point

(via fake-mermaid)

unofficialdragon:

likeakidinabookstore:

annaolphant:

id hit up barnes and noble during the purge

signs you’re a book addict #1: when you’re willing to risk being brutally murdered for free books

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onlyblackgirl:

bigmacqueen:

Snoop is so reckless on IG lmao

LMAO

(via fake-mermaid)