over all theses cocking shows that teach European style food. Don’t you think there are enough French and Italian cooking shows?
If you ain’t trying to teach me how to make West African Fufu, why would I try to watch you?
The world ain’t ready for that.
White people can barely handle taco bell.
some white people are african
and these “cocking shows”…
If you’re really pagan, why do you have a Christmas tree/celebrate Christmas?
Um, because out families celebrate Christmas and it would be incredibly rude not to participate in some way even though you don’t celebrate it religiously?
Also, some people are in the closet and their families don’t accept their religious choices, sometimes the easier—and safer—option is to go along with what everyone is doing and not cause a scene.
For some, choosing not to celebrate a holiday really isn’t that simple, and it doesn’t make them any less of a Pagan for wanting to not cause a scene and spend time with their family (who are likely all or mostly Christians).
Or because some of us grew up celebrating Christmas and we don’t feel like abandoning every tradition we grew up with just because it’s not pagan, so we continue to celebrate the secular aspect of Christmas with decorations and gift-giving and so on.
Or because some of us are Christopagan, and this is actually a thing.
Or because people can celebrate whatever holidays they want or don’t want and it doesn’t mean they’re a “bad pagan” if they do or don’t.
Because it has always been a secular celebration with my family, and why would I stop a tradition that has nothing but positive connotations for me that just because I started worshiping gods? -They- haven’t registered any disapproval.
You will pry my small, hand-made artificial Christmas tree and my Mannheim Steamroller Christmas albums from my cold dead hands.
I like holidays and celebrations.
I just have more of them now.
Because a tree decorated with shiny, sparkly things, and all covered in lights is an incredibly cozy sight when the days get down to barely 7 hours off piss-weak “light” and it’s -25 outside.
You forget how cold and dark and grim it is beyond the window when your view is blocked by a hundred twinkling stars :)
Nevermind the Hello Kitty tree in my room. I swear I’ll take it down in January. February at the latest.
Mmmmm! I’ve always loved this little statue.
Oh yes! Me too. She is so lovely, in so many ways.
Ishtar, I believe - ?
Hosh Tokolosh - Jack Parow & Gazelle
(Note the bricks supporting the bed. This is Very Important.)
Am I going to be that person? I’m going to be that person, aren’t I?
John, John, John. I am disappoint. Dat are not what a tokolosh are, bru.
If someone had made a triform Hecate image with a dog head, a snake head, and a horse head, and was looking for a color for the eyes (all three sets hopefully being the same color), what color would be good?
(Keeping in mind that the dress will be cream with purple hem, black belt, and…
I’d go either green or black. But that’s UPG.
Acid green? forest green? OD green?
(has never had occasion to form UPG with Hecate so is most ‘nsatiably curious)
(also really doesn’t want a repeat of the last two attempts at divine imagery because my heart can’t take much more failure)
ACID green. Topaz green. Green-Apetite-Green. “80’s Xtreme Green”
Hylden green. </game reference>.
I.e. Burning green.
Green mamba green.
Will you be sharing the finished piece here?
I’m plotting a project. It is still in its bare infancy, but I was wondering if anybody would be interested in being a
labrat collaborator guinea pigbeta tester.
Also, which would be better- drawing from the movie only, or the novelization as well? (I mean the actual novel, not the Tokyopop…
Gird your loins if you’re trying to hail Ol’ Jareth.
There is SOMETHING that lurks behind that image, and it is a king of fairies and goblins.
And it’s old, and strong, and strait up fucks shit up. Expect to see barn owls, too. Everywhere.
(In short though, I’m game for fiddlings)
This might be relevant to my interests… maybe.
Am only familiar with the movie, though now that I know a novel was finally produced (I gave up looking years ago), I’ll probably have to get my hands on that.
Ok so. I got a expense that came out of left field. I need to raise some money to pay off a few bills. So I am looking to do tarot readings via skype and or aim or gchat. No video nessarcy just text is fine full hour reading is 20$ half hour is 10$ please ask me for details
What the fuck kind of tarot reading takes an hour?
The question is, do the people coming to you for ridiculously expensive divination and instead receiving what you openly refer to as made up bullshit feel better now?
Disregarding the rest of the issues brought up in the comment exchange that follows this post esp. cold reading and other chicanery >:||| -
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If I do a 10-card reading, it is definitely going to take an hour at least (unless I get lucky/trolled/bashed over the head by obvious cards) to explain the results fully in a way that makes sense to the client. If it is a reading via email, taking proper pictures and typing it all up takes a couple of hours. Anything less and I feel I would be doing the client a disservice. Also, unless I know you or like you a whole helluva lot, the cost will be significantly more than $20.
I expect equal compensation for the amount of time and energy I give in interpreting and communicating the depth of meaning and connections present in a 10-card reading (for e.g.), not to mention the years I have spent practising and researching to make sure my readings are as comprehensive and useful as possible - and I’m a rank amateur compared to someone like Mary K. Greer who probably won’t even _shuffle_ a deck for less than $20!
It doesn’t bother me that tumblr divinators - not only tarot readers - generally charge <$
10 5 for their services, but the reality is that outside of the tumblrverse, the cost for these services runs a lot higher. Which is why it’s so important to do your reasearch before handing over the $$$. You don’t always get what you pay for.
The Blueberry Recall spread is meant to help you remember what you’ve forgotten. Much better than a remembrall. (The blueberry in the background image came from here!)
Card One is the thing you’re trying to remember.
Card Two is the time when you knew it — look here for clues to jog your memory about the how, why, when, who, and where of the thing you’ve forgotten. So you might see a card that reflects the place you learned the thing, for example, or the person who told you.
Card Three is when you’ll need to know the thing again. Again, look for clues here about the who, when, where, why and how, but in this case it will be about a time when that knowledge would be put to use. Does it seem like something you need to know for your job? Is it an event? Was there another person involved?
Card Four and Card Five are meant to be memory joggers, filling in extra details about what you’ve forgotten or providing imagery that might trigger some intuitive leap to what it was.
Note that this spread isn’t meant for things like past lives, although it might be adapted for such use, especially if you’re dealing with lessons or something like that.
It’s meant for more practical, mundane matters, like "What was that great idea I had last night?" or ”Where did I leave the keys?” (I can see that reading now…Pick up the Housewives Tarot and get The Empress — you left them in the kitchen. Strength — you had them while doing dishes. You’ll need them for the Four of Swords — oh RIGHT you scheduled your manicure today…and then your reminders might be the Ace and Page of Pentacles — you put your keys in the cabinet).
But the spread can be surprisingly…philosophical? Especially if you don’t have a particular thing you’re trying to remember, and you’re just checking in. For example, in one test reading, what I forgot was a…state of mind, really. A way of thinking that served me well and yet I left it behind for no good reason.
So try it out and see what you remember!
How the heck did I miss this???
YO I HEARD YOU WERE TALKING SHIT ABOUT CANCERIANS. Capricorn rising with Virgo moon. *whispers seductively* So who wants to go first?
I’ve not had any dating experiences with Cancer or Taurus, but I’ve had friends of both signs.
I wish the “earth signs are boring” thing would die. Yeah, I’ve read that Capricorns are *~evil~* and *~ermagerd scurry~*. I can be, if someone’s into that. ;) XD
I’m a Capricorn, and I hate astrology books because they’re always like “you are ambitious and good with money and FUCKING BORING!” My friend’s an Aquarian and she never gets this shit.
>:| I had never before heard “earth signs are boring.” As a Virgo, I dispute that. We’re just /subtle/ sometimes. (shit, none of the Virgos I’ve known were “boring,” and at least a couple of them break every Virgo stereotype there is.)
As an aquarius I do not think earth signs are boring, quite the contrary
I think y’all are bananas and I do not want to get too close to you in case you kill me and take all my money because everyone knows you stock vats of acid in your basement because the earth signs have Sources to Make People Disappear prove me wrong though
HO SHIT YOU FIGURED ME OUT OH NOES
OUR PLANS HAVE BEEN DISCOVERED, PINKY
And fucking forget it if you are an earth sign with a cancer rising and/or a scorpio rising I am around 99 % sure it’s not a matter of “if” you murder someone and never get connected to the crime, it’s more of a “when” and I do not want to know about it you get me
I am so amused by this whole thing, haha. But then, I’m a Capricorn with a Capricorn rising and a Scorpio moon, so…
I would like to make a public service announcement on this piece of shit information floating around the internet. I’m NOT going to take pot shots at an artist’s personal palette but this is just misinformation to thousands of other people out there who may or may not know better.
Number one. IF YOU ARE PAINTING, YOU’RE NOT REFERENCING A DIGITAL SWATCH. So first of all, you need to know where paint comes from. I dont even know where to start with this. I mean seriously, the statement about not being able to make pure, strong colours with cadmiums is just so full of ignorance, I don’t even know where to start.
If you need visual evidence, let’s take a look at this picture
This picture was invented before CMYK ever came around, tbh. Too bad Klimt is dead or else he would attest to this just like EVERY OTHER TRADITIONAL PAINTER will.
Mixing colours is not magic nor is it as easy as picking colours from a digital swatch. It takes practice to understand how certain colours react with one another, employ painting techniques such as not mixing white with every goddamn colour to lighten a hue.
Let’s take another look at a somewhat LESS brightly paintedpiece.
The saturation is not nearly as bright but the chroma is pure. There are no muddy colours, nothing is brown where it was not meant to be. Because Kandinsky knows how to mix colours. It didn’t happen overnight nor was he born with that knowledge. It was years and years of practise and work.
Even Klee knew what was up. He was not a master artist by any means but he worked goddamn hard at it and look what he created.
Here’s another Klimt because we all love him so:
CMYK exists because it does not know how to replicate the natural pigments of paint that can reflect light. It’s a beautiful, beautiful fake at best. I love CMYK. I even want to get a tattoo that says CMYK. But it is by no means the one and only.
So PLEASE. PLEASE EDUCATE YOURSELF AND CROSS REFERENCE YOUR COLOUR THEORY BEFORE YOU BUY INTO THIS GARBAGE. NEWTON KNEW WHAT HE WAS TALKING ABOUT WHEN HE MADE THE COLOUR WHEEL GUYS.
PAINTERS SPEAK OUT FOR OUR BELOVED COLOUR WHEEL! REBLOG AND REPOST! Whoo!
EDIT// Additionally, I re-read that ignorant infographic or whatever and have come to realize that the artist classifies pthalo blue/green and hansa yellow as CMYK. That is not CMYK guys. CMYK is used for digital prints because you can’t use paint. Duh. God, that information is so wrong, it wasn’t even worth making this post.
#whelp I was fooled by that first one #and tbh as an art student I can’t believe I let that slip by me… #printing ink and paints are two very different things… #art resources
Yeah, bullshit. During my time using oils in school my teacher, Eric Fowler, ENCOURAGED it.
When I saw the original version of this post lets just say I got SO. ANGRY.
It was like they were trying to slap everything about traditional art I learned back at university out the window with their misinformed bullshit.
I’ve had over five years of college-level art training now and I have to use those powers for good! Calling bullshit on the bullshit; this is doublebullshit, but here’s what’s up with your examples.
Klimt’s vibrant colors are coming from yellow paint, an earth tone able to be made in high fidelity during the time period he was working in and one of the colors that is consistent between the two pallet sets, so, not really a good example of RBY’s redeeming qualities. CMY is not “transferring from digital” because digital is an additive mixing process between RGB, Red Green and Blue; the three colors our eyes can actually “see” and combine into the rest of the spectrum. As primaries, RBY still don’t form an equidistant tertiary on a real color wheel and thus draws a narrower feild of mixing colors; you will never get a vibrant green or purple, which your examples don’t show either!
RBY is certainly something artists have learned to work with for a long time but tradition and examples that show artists surmounting previous challenges is not the same thing as “these new tools are not improvements.” Vermeer’s Girl With the Red Hat is an example of doing a lot with a little, but we can see how his pallet was limited. These old paintings take their strength from strong value & hue contrast, and Vermeer intelligently used the pigments he had to work with at full saturation for great impact. But you’ll never see a strong green or purple in any of his paintings.
When we’re talking CMY we’re talking about a cool color shift between the R and B in the tertiary we typically use creates a larger workable field in Color Space.
To explain what I’m getting at here I’m gonna crack open my paint box and go through the three types of color mixing I’ve been taught in my art education, going all the way back to “Blue and Yellow make Green!” in gradeschool.
Here is RBY, what we’re taught as kids. (sorry for the blurry photo, i’m in a rush!) Red and blue make purple, blue and yellow make green, via versa— and while it’s true that purple and green and orange are secondaries that exist between red, blue, and yellow, navigating color space isn’t like rotating around the spokes of a wheel. When you mix between a red and a blue, you literally move between them. (refer to the link above.)
So you will never get a real green or purple out of this pallet, not ever, no matter how good you are. You can fake it in the best of ways, by using blues near muddy oranges to make the more orange, or etc, but you’re still working with hobbles.
To get around this, here’s the “modern” oil pallet I was taught at community college during my last years of highschool. It includes a warm and a cold of each RBY, and in the corner there are some umbers to mix earthy browns.
Mixing “cold” blues and yellows together produces a more vibrant green because you are navigating closer to the “outside” of color space; the farther apart two colors are on the color wheel, the more they mix into nuetral gray, so this makes sense.
But even then, i still need all of these additional colors and was even asked to buy some of them in that same class! Besides the ochre and turquoise there, I had to purchase the two greens, an orange and a purple. A pattern arises.
Here’s what I learned at DigiPen; When Magenta and Pthalo take center stage, I can gaurantee my purples will be vibrant and my greens will be much stronger. But the reality of color mixing is this; each color does exist independently as an actual color that, at full saturation, has to come from actual pigment. When you mix oils, they’re partially pigment and partially medium, and they dillute each other the more you add between them.
Here’s how it looks in comparison;
CMY gets you way more bang for your buck in color space, and if you modified it with the same warm/cool principles in the traditional pallet, bam, you’re basically an unstoppable color monster!
But even switching to CMY, here’s what my paint collection looks like now. In short; CMY better reflects actual perceptive science; cyan, yellow and magenta are high-key, strong mixing colors because they each activate two cones in our eyes at once. Pthalo blue, a staple in all three palletes, is derived from the same pigmentation originally used to make cyan ink; printing and painting rely on the same real-world materials and perceptive laws to create color on a page.
As for “pure chroma, low saturation,” that shows a baffling misunderstanding of what the original post even meant about achieving vibrancy.
In short? Okay, so, no three tubes are going to cut it. You have to buy a lot of paint. But don’t forget how to navigate color space, and don’t ignore the value of new information and discoveries! CMY is a decided improvement upon the RBY model.
Reblogging the counterpoint to the counterpoint for Hazel’s enjoyment.
HONESTLY I’M NOT TRYING TO KILL YOU VIA DEATH BY APOPLEXY HONESTLY! But I’ve seen what you can do with colour. I’ve SEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEN.
P.S. I also noticed the comment about Klee and may or may not have ripped a tiny patch of hair out over that as opposed to trying to say something sensible in response. Blasphemy.