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Hey, I am Lili, a twenty something year old cosplayer, living in the south-east. I live online, and love cosplaying, crafting, rpging, and baking.

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gaelickitsune:

HeyO! This was a bit of something I’ve wanted to do for awhile. Had it in my mind to do an Irish/Celtic/Gaelic/Welsh/Scottishwhathaveyou guide for awhile. Finally got around to it, at the very tail end of summer. So here goes.

Aos Sí: Irish term meaning “people of the mound”, they’re comparatively your faeries and elves of Irish mythology. Some believe they are the living survivors of the Tuatha Dé Danann. They’re fiercely territorial of their little mound homes and can either be really, really pretty or really, really ugly. They’re often referred to not by name, but as “Fair Folk” or “Good Neighbors”. Never, ever piss them off.

Cat Sidhe: Cat Sidhe are faerie cats, often black with white spots on their chests. They haunted Scotland, but a few Irish tales tell of witches who could turn into these cats a total of nine times (nine lives?). The Cat Sidhe were large as dogs and were believed to be able to steal souls by passing over a dead body before burial. Irusan was a cat sidhe the size of an ox, and once took a satirical poet for a wild ride before Saint Ciaran killed it with a hot poker.

Badb: Part of the trio of war goddesses called Morrígna with sisters Macha and Morrígan, Badb, meaning “crow”, was responsible for cleaning bodies up after battle. Her appearance meant imminent bloodshed, death of an important person, and/or mass confusion in soldiers that she would use to turn victories in her favor. She and her sisters fought the Battles of Mag Tuired, driving away the Fir Bolg army and the Formorians. In short: total badass.

Merrow: The Irish mermaid. They were said to be very benevolent, charming, modest and affectionate, capable of attachment and companionship with humans. It is believed that they wore caps or capes that would allow them to live underwater, and taking a cap/cape of a merrow would render them unable to return to the sea. Merrow, unlike regular mermaids, were also capable of “shedding” their skin to become more beautiful beings. They also like to sing.

Púca: Also called a phooka, these are the chaotic neutral creatures of the Irish mythos world. They were known to rot fruit and also offer great advice. They are primarily shapeshifters, taking a variety of forms both scary as heck and really really pretty. The forms they took are always said to be dark in color. Púcas are partial to equine forms and have known to entice riders onto its back for a wild but friendly romp, unlike the Kelpie, which just eats its riders after drowning them.

Faoladh: My all-time favorite Irish creature. Faoladh are Irish werewolves. Unlike their english neighbors, Faoladh weren’t seen as cursed and could change into wolves at will. Faoladh of Ossory (Kilkenny) were known to operate in male/female pairs and would spend several years in wolf form before returning to human life together, replaced in work by a younger couple. They are the guardians and protectors of children, wounded men, and lost people. They weren’t above killing sheep or cattle while in wolf form for a meal, and the evidence remained quite plainly on them in human form. Later on, the story of an Irish King being cursed by God made the Faoladh a little less reputable.

Dullahan: Dullahan are headless riders, often carrying their decapitated cranium beneath one arm. They are said to have wild eyes and a grin that goes from ear to ear, and they use the spine of a human skeleton as a whip (What the WHAT). Their carriages were made of dismembered body parts and general darkness. Where they stop riding is where a person is doomed to die, and when they say the human’s name, that person dies instantly.

Gancanagh: An Irish male faerie known as the “Love-Talker”. He’s a dirty little devil related to the Leprechaun that likes seducing human women. Apparently the sex was great, but ultimately the woman would fall into some sort of ruin, whether it be financial or scandal or generally having their lives turn out awful. He was always carrying a dudeen—Irish pipe—and was a pretty chill guy personality-wise. You just don’t ever want to meet him—it’s really bad luck. 

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Jane Foster has tried on several occasion to take clippings of Groot. He is not amused.

Jane Foster has tried on several occasion to take clippings of Groot. He is not amused.

sadtruthcomic:

Sad Truth #19: Extortion

battleforthenet.com

CABLE COMPANIES ARE SPENDING MILLIONS TO GUT NET NEUTRALITY AND SLOW YOUR INTERNET TO A CRAWL. WE CAN’T LET THEM.

themicrogiant:

Today those of us online who care about net neutrality and how corporate greed will crush the last bastions of free speech and the free exchange of ideas/information in the world have band together to voice our dissent to their actions and demonstrate what a slowed down Internet may look like…

http://goo.gl/FbK91B

lamoindreidee:

If you read anything tonight, please let it be this.
Hey, so, in case you haven’t heard there’s this thing called Net Neutrality (or as John Oliver called it in his awesome video explaining it all: Preventing Cable Company Fuckery). Net Neutrality is a good thing for internet users, but now cable companies want to take it away from us.
Basically, instead of paying one monthly fee for internet service, major companies want to start charging you for each specific service you use, meaning they can block sites like Google Maps, and force you to use their own created site. It also means the internet will be split into “slow” and “fast” lanes because they can control the speed you’re getting, your cable company will be able to slow down websites you visit just for the sake of it! I’m horrible at explaining it, BUT IT’S REALLY IMPORTANT, and you can find more information here (AWESOME infographic) and here.
This is huge. This isn’t just a lonely blogger posting nonsense. A dozen of the world’s largest websites announced just this morning that they’re joining the fight, sites including Etsy, Kickstarter, Wordpress, Vimeo, Mozilla, and reddit. They now join the ranks of Google, Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, and Netflix who have already joined the fight.
There has been some talk that this won’t affect Canada, but my dear friends you are sadly mistaken. We are so intertwined with the states, that what we have to say and our own laws won’t have much bearing if they get their way. 
So what can you do? Tomorrow (September 10, 2014) is the day of the Internet Slowdown. Sites across the web will display an alert with a symbolic “loading” symbol (the proverbial “spinning wheel of death”) and promote a call to action for users to push comments to the FCC, Congress, and the White House. Visit the link, get your own loading symbols, and post them anywhere on the internet you can and help people understand what the Web could be like without net neutrality. Change your profile pic to the “loading” symbol, so that the entire Internet is alive with protest on September 10th, and forward this information to everyone you know to spread the word. Get the word out, get people thinking, get “internet slowdown” trending, and show them that we will NOT stand by while they take away our internet freedom.

lamoindreidee:

If you read anything tonight, please let it be this.

Hey, so, in case you haven’t heard there’s this thing called Net Neutrality (or as John Oliver called it in his awesome video explaining it all: Preventing Cable Company Fuckery). Net Neutrality is a good thing for internet users, but now cable companies want to take it away from us.

Basically, instead of paying one monthly fee for internet service, major companies want to start charging you for each specific service you use, meaning they can block sites like Google Maps, and force you to use their own created site. It also means the internet will be split into “slow” and “fast” lanes because they can control the speed you’re getting, your cable company will be able to slow down websites you visit just for the sake of it! I’m horrible at explaining it, BUT IT’S REALLY IMPORTANT, and you can find more information here (AWESOME infographic) and here.

This is huge. This isn’t just a lonely blogger posting nonsense. A dozen of the world’s largest websites announced just this morning that they’re joining the fight, sites including Etsy, Kickstarter, Wordpress, Vimeo, Mozilla, and reddit. They now join the ranks of Google, Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, and Netflix who have already joined the fight.

There has been some talk that this won’t affect Canada, but my dear friends you are sadly mistaken. We are so intertwined with the states, that what we have to say and our own laws won’t have much bearing if they get their way. 

So what can you do? Tomorrow (September 10, 2014) is the day of the Internet Slowdown. Sites across the web will display an alert with a symbolic “loading” symbol (the proverbial “spinning wheel of death”) and promote a call to action for users to push comments to the FCC, Congress, and the White House. Visit the link, get your own loading symbols, and post them anywhere on the internet you can and help people understand what the Web could be like without net neutrality. Change your profile pic to the “loading” symbol, so that the entire Internet is alive with protest on September 10th, and forward this information to everyone you know to spread the word. Get the word out, get people thinking, get “internet slowdown” trending, and show them that we will NOT stand by while they take away our internet freedom.

moarrrmagazine:

September 10th is the Internet Slowdown Day 
Cable companies want to slow down (and break!) your favorite sites, for profit. To fight back, let’s cover the web with symbolic “loading” icons, to remind everyone what an Internet without net neutrality would look like, and drive record numbers of emails and calls to lawmakers. 
Are you in?

moarrrmagazine:

September 10th is the Internet Slowdown Day 

Cable companies want to slow down (and break!) your favorite sites, for profit. To fight back, let’s cover the web with symbolic “loading” icons, to remind everyone what an Internet without net neutrality would look like, and drive record numbers of emails and calls to lawmakers. 

Are you in?

lucyaudley:

HEY DO YOU KNOW THIS IS HAPPENING
TOMORROW TONS OF WEBSITES ARE SLOWING DOWN ON PURPOSE TO SHOW US WHAT THE INTERNET WILL BE LIKE IF WE DONT GET NET NEUTRALITY.

THIS IS IMPORTANT

cipherface:

From reddit to Pornhub, Websites Slow Down for Net Neutrality on September 10

You know the net neutrality conversation is breaking new ground when even the porn sites are weighing in. And that’s just what we’re seeing: Major adult platforms Pornhub and Redtube are joining an online protest on September 10, calling for stronger protections for net neutrality. They’re teaming up with dozens of digital rights organizations, including EFF, Demand Progress, and Fight for the Future, as well as other Internet companies like Etsy, reddit and Mozilla, in a digital day of action designed to bring the net neutrality debate to hundreds of thousands of Internet users worldwide.

Net neutrality— the idea that Internet service providers (ISPs) should treat all data that travels over their networks equally—got major attention this Spring when the FCC released proposed regulatory guidelines that left Internet users and companies alike deeply concerned. The proposal included new language giving ISPs leeway to create a “fast lane” for certain websites (i.e. websites with deep pockets that were willing to shell out more money for faster access to users).

But you can’t have a fast lane without also having a slower lane. And that means everyday websites—including journalistic websites and start-up companies that could compete with established web services—could be slow to load, even as our expectations for loading speed leap ahead in the coming years.

That’s why the protest on September 10 will showcase a slow-lane Internet, by putting graphics of “page loading” warnings on participating sites. (Don’t worry—Pornhub promises it won’t actually load pages more slowly.)

For months, the FCC has been collecting comments from the public about its proposed net neutrality guidelines, and hundreds of thousands of people have already spoken out.  But we’re fast approaching the deadline for public engagement through the rulemaking process: September 15 is the end of the public comment period.

That’s why the day of action on September 10 is so important—it’s our last big push to get the general public to speak out about net neutrality before the deadline.

We’ve already made a huge impact. The Sunlight Foundation recently analyzed over 800,000 comments submitted to the FCC about net neutrality– and found that more than 99% of them supported stronger protections for neutrality. The September 10 day of action will help rally people from across the web to speak out, and help create such a ruckus that the FCC cannot ignore our call to amend its proposed rules—and force Congress to take note as well.

How You Can Join

On September 10, we’ll have a custom banner on EFF’s website.

It’ll look like this, and link to our site where you can submit comments to the FCC:

image

If you run a website, embed the code here to show your support:

<script type="text/javascript">
    var _bftn_options = { animation: 'banner', theme: 'dark' }
</script>
<script src="https://s.eff.org/dearfcc-widget/widget.min.js"     async></script>

Another great way to spread the word is through social media. Please consider tweeting and posting about net neutrality both in the lead up to September 10 and on the day of action.