look what my family and i made
look what my family and i made
midgardian etiquette 101: when going to their homes, hang your coat first or in some cases, your mjolnir.
naw maybe it’s actually asgardian custom to check your weapons at the door
It was medieval custom to check your weapons at the door of the meadhall before greeting the king of the place you were going to. It was courteous and showed respect. You can see it in Beowulf.
what i don’t understand is how that hook can hold the mjolnir.
the hook is worthy
the hook is worthy
Peter Pan would disagree.
I’ve not read the comics but I always figured Mjolnir wasn’t heavy so much as stubborn, and if it decided it didn’t wanna move it just wouldn’t. It sits on Loki, rather than crushing him in Thor 1, and in Avengers it rests on the floor of the ship, and trying to pick it up Hulk starts breaking the floor with his weight, but Mjolnir doesn’t seem to weight anything at all (If it was as heavy as Hulk implied, it would drag the whole ship to the ground right?). Mjolnir isn’t heavy, cos its not going down, instead it is a fixed point and everything else just moves around it. Hence, the hook doesn’t hold it, it merely remains in place.
so what you’re trying to say is that Mjolnir is like a chicken head
instead it is a fixed point and everything else just moves around it.
OK SO WHAT YOU ARE SAYING
IS THAT WHEN THIS HAMMER WAS FORGED IN THE HEART OF A STAR IT BECAME A FIXED QUANTUM POINT
AND THE UNIVERSE MOVES AROUND IT—AND THOR IS THE ONLY ONE WITH THE PROPER RESONANCE TO INTERACT WITH IT ON A QUANTUM LEVEL
AND SO HE IS THE ONLY ONE WITH THE LEVERAGE REQUIRED TO SHIFT THE REST OF THE UNIVERSE AROUND THE FIXED POINT THAT IS MJOLNIR
THIS MAKES SO MUCH SENSE
DUDE YOU GUYS SCIENCED THORS HAMMER THAT IS AWESOME
Ent you need to read this
IT NEVER OCCURRED TO ME TO THINK OF SPACE AS THE THING THAT WAS MOVING!!!
Ida Rentoul Outhwaite ~ The Witch on Her Broomstick ~ The Enchanted Forest ~ 1921
This shit is bad ass!
I dig this for a couple of reasons.
First, it’s got great style.
Perhaps more interestingly though, is that it’s a very different tone as far as the direction of aggression. Most people know the Clash of the Titans version where she’s on the hunt for him once he shows up. But let’s face it, Medusa really gets the shaft from destiny overall. She starts out as a priestess in a temple who gets raped by Poseidon and gets cursed for it as if it was all her fault. The result is that she’s basically doomed to live without human contact for eternity. Then she’s hunted down specifically for her head by a demigod whose got all sorts of great toys and backing to get the job done and depicted as some sort of horrible monster for defending her turf from folks out to kill her.
There are some really interesting theories about regarding just what the whole ‘gorgon’ thing was really about from a historical perspective. It’s really quite a tragic tale about the rise of patriarchy and the purge of goddess-centric worshipers. There are also parallels to the Apollo versus Typhon story which is part of the same era. Harsh.
See, even the demystified stories from ancient times are fascinating!
Reblogging for commentary.
I wish there were more nuanced portrayals of Medusa than as just a scary, snake lady.
Not to mention all this shit went down while she was pregnant with twins, the Pegasus and the giant Chrysaor, as a result from the rape. Perseus would mount Pegasus, and use him and Medusa’s head to kill a sea monster, thus winning him a wife, Andromeda. Medusa was cursed by the very goddess she served, Athena, who also gave Perseus the mirrored shield he used to slay her. Raped, betrayed by her god, hunted down like a beast in her own home while she was pregnant, her own children stolen from her and used to glorify and aide her killers and betrayers. And she’s supposed to be the monster?
That’s how Greek men saw the myth. Greek women viewed it as Athena protecting Medusa by giving her the power to make any man who looked at her completely harmless. Her head was used as a symbol to mark women’s shelters in ancient Greece.
Friendly reminder to remember that women have their own vivid lives and cultures and that the stories which are preserved today come through a heavy filter of gender, race, and class biases.
Painful and beautiful -
Remembering that Pegasus - from the root “pēgē" meaning"spring, well" - can be a metaphor for poetry, it’s interesting to note that poetry there for comes out of the age of the goddess.
Medusa’s other child, Chrysaor, don’t have any thing on other than the meaning of his name - “golden armaments”.
Because it’s October.
We’re in 2013 and we can’t do this.
Banksy kept at it through his 3rd week in New York City putting up various paintings, sculptures and live action pieces.
Explaining that people often ask why he uses the streets to display his work, Banksy responded on his website with the statement “Have you been to an art gallery lately? They’re full.” The piece above is the result - a collaboration with the Brazilian street art duo Os Gemeos where the street was transformed into a “gallery” of sorts. It included a bench and a water bottle and this time Banksy supplied the security.
Banksy’s most recent piece (today, October 22nd) was originally called “Everything but the kitchen Sphinx” but has since been re-titled on Banksy’s website, “No Turn Unstoned.”
Employees of the body shop nearby said that two men “who looked like bums” (via) or “hipsters” (via) carried the work to it’s spot and installed it at around 2 AM(via) or 7 AM(via). No one has tried moving it yet as of 3:20 PM central time. Gothamist also says that when a man showed up with a chisel he was chased from the lot.
On Saturday, October 19th Banksy created some vaginal street art on Staten Island with live ants which no one has seemed to locate yet.
Sunday, October 20th Banksy put up the above piece. Defacing attempts were met with tackles and counter-attacks. The owner of the building placed plexi glass over the piece which was painted on (via):
On October 14th, Banksy’s 9/11 Tribute was put up in Tribeca (after a failed first attempt at the Fruit Street Sitting Area near Brooklyn Heights which has a more obvious relation to the piece). The flower was stolen shortly after the piece was posted and plexi-glass was installed over it.
Banksy’s October 17th piece features two geisha on mason work resembling a bridge. The piece was defaced quite quickly but the person defacing the piece was thrown to the ground and attacked by onlookers, who then repaired the piece themselves. The piece now sits behind a metal garage door installed over the work and has viewing hours.
On October 16th Banksy set forth his McDonald statue which visits McDonald’s locations throughout the city and features a “real live boy” shining Ronald McDonald’s shoes. The hilarious audio clip from Banksy’s website post ends with “But, take a closer look and you may notice something familiar about this clown. His face is that of the Greek god Hermes, carved by Praxiteles in 340 BC. Is this a wry, oblique reference to Greek mythology? Or did the artist have such difficulty trying to sculpt the face he simply pronged on the nearest replica bust he could find? We might never know. It’s the second one (Whispered).”
Some other fun/crazy things that have happened from the Banksanity: NYPD are definitely wanting to catch Banksy but can’t really do anything unless someone files a complaint; A man set up an identical art stand to Banksy’s and completely sold out of work - he even made sure to tell everyone buying the work that it was completely fake and even issued “certificates of inauthenticity” along with each piece sold.
You can see all of Supersonic’s prior Banksy coverage here.
A red squirrel darts along a stone wall in Kielder Forest, Northumberland, England. (Photo: Owen Humphreys / PA via The Telegraph)
What happens when you rotate Copper Sulfate while it is on fire!
I think Maleficent is about to appear.
do u guys understand how creepy the pledge of allegiance is though like every day when ur a kid everybody just chants how great america is every morning it’s creepy
You do that every…
Todd Kincannon later conceded that, if concentration camps aren’t going to work, “mental institutions will do just fine”
Trust me, there’s more than just trans people he wants to see in camps, but this is what will give him the least backlash.
PASS THIS ON LIKE A JOINT AT A COLLEGE PARTY, FOLLOWERS. I WANT TO SEE THIS FUCKER FACE SERIOUS CONSEQUENCES FOR THIS DISGUSTING THING.
I hope people actually read the article. It’s staggering how bigoted the man is.
"“Jews, brown people, and gays are born that way. It’s ok to hate trannies because they choose trannyism. Just like Muslims.”
Mallory Orberg on fire on twitter today (as usual).
this is fucking ON POINT
Honestly - you post anything ‘bout this or that being your spirit animal, you need to stop. Unless you have rights to the culture, you shouldn’t be borrowing it to sound deep. Use the word PATRONUS or SOMETHING. Ugh.