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congenitaldisease: The Ten Bells is a historic pub located at the corner of Commercial Street and Fournier Street in London. It’s most likely most notable for its association with infamous serial killer, Jack the Ripper. Two victims of this elusive killer, Annie Chapman and Mary Jane Kelly, were frequent guests of the pub. The two sex-workers would often pick up clients outside the Ten Bells. On the evening of 7 September, 1888, Annie finished off her drink and walked out into the chilly winter air. Little did she know, she would be Jack the Ripper’s next victim. The following morning, her bloody and mutilated body was discovered on Haybury Street. It’s no surprise that there is a plethora of paranormal activity reported from the Ten Bells. Staff and guests alike have recalled seeing an elderly man clad in Victorian-era clothing loitering around the pub before disappearing, seemingly into thin air. Ohers have reported that when the clock strikes midnight on 31 December, a shadowy figure can be seen jumping from Westminster Bridge. This shadowy figure is said to be Jack the Ripper himself. : INE TEN SELLS LONDON BREWERS SINCE 1666 congenitaldisease: The Ten Bells is a historic pub located at the corner of Commercial Street and Fournier Street in London. It’s most likely most notable for its association with infamous serial killer, Jack the Ripper. Two victims of this elusive killer, Annie Chapman and Mary Jane Kelly, were frequent guests of the pub. The two sex-workers would often pick up clients outside the Ten Bells. On the evening of 7 September, 1888, Annie finished off her drink and walked out into the chilly winter air. Little did she know, she would be Jack the Ripper’s next victim. The following morning, her bloody and mutilated body was discovered on Haybury Street. It’s no surprise that there is a plethora of paranormal activity reported from the Ten Bells. Staff and guests alike have recalled seeing an elderly man clad in Victorian-era clothing loitering around the pub before disappearing, seemingly into thin air. Ohers have reported that when the clock strikes midnight on 31 December, a shadowy figure can be seen jumping from Westminster Bridge. This shadowy figure is said to be Jack the Ripper himself.

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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://nimblesnotebook.tumblr.com/post/61794170451">nimblesnotebook</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><em>Guide to Writing Steampunk</em></p> <p><strong>BASICS</strong></p> <blockquote> <p><strong>Punk Genres:</strong><span> </span><em>most common genres are in italics</em></p> </blockquote> <div> <ul><li> <em><strong>Atomicpunk</strong></em><span>: Optimistic retro science fiction based on the Space Age. Think <em>The Jetsons</em>.</span> </li> <li> <em><strong>Biopunk</strong></em><span>: </span><span>This genre is about altering genetics and DNA. These stories often take place in the near-future in which humans have been altered or in which human experimentation is common.</span> </li> <li> <strong>Candlepunk</strong><span>: Similar to clockpunk, but darker and with less technology.</span> </li> <li> <strong>Clockpunk</strong><span>: </span><span>Think Da Vinci’s inventions, but more advanced while. This genre follows the aesthetics and technology of Western civilization during the mid to late middle ages, though sometimes it’s set in the Victorian era.</span> </li> <li> <em><strong>Cyberpunk</strong></em><span>: Has advanced technology and often focuses on artificial intelligence and the cyber world. The setting is often near-future rather than far-future. Blade Runner is an example.</span> </li> <li> <strong>Dieselpunk</strong><span>: Based on aesthetics and technology between World War I and World War II, sometimes up until the Cold War.</span> </li> <li> <strong>Decopunk</strong><span>: Ranges from the aesthetics of the 1920’s to the 1950’s. Decopunk aesthetic is heavily based on modernism. Less gritty than dieselpunk.</span> </li> <li> <strong>Elfpunk</strong><span>: Basically urban fantasy, but with common high or epic fantasy creatures put in an urban setting rather than vampires and werewolves.</span> </li> <li> <strong>Nanopunk</strong><span>: Similar to biopunk, but biotechnology is less available and nanotechnology is common.</span> </li> <li> <strong>Sandalpunk</strong><span>: Set in ancient worlds, such as Rome, but with advanced technology.</span> </li> <li> <strong>Splatterpunk</strong><span>: Extremely graphic and contains a lot of gore.</span> </li> <li> <em><strong>Steampunk</strong></em><span>: This genre gets its name from the heavy steam-powered technology involved. Aesthetics are based on the Victorian and industrial eras of the Western world, though other cultural elements may be used.</span> </li> <li> <strong>Western Steampunk</strong><span>: Similar to steampunk, but with Western (as in Wild West) aesthetics and settings.</span> </li> </ul><span>So why are there so many sub genres? For starters, they help agents and publishers get an idea of what they’re in for if you’re going through the traditional publishing route. While bookstores usually just put these genres within science fiction or fantasy, you can still market your book through sub genres to reach a specific group of people who are looking for these genres.</span><br/><span> </span><br/><span>However, there are a lot of sub genres, most of which many have not heard of. If you’ve written one of these genres and intend to publish it, the best would be to put it under another name (with the exception of steampunk, cyberpunk, and biopunk). For example, if you have written a candlepunk story, you can propose it as fantasy, alternate historical fiction, or any other genre it may fit in. While atomicpunk is quite common, it’s not well known by that name. If you have written an atompunk story, the best way to market it would be to call it retro science fiction.</span><br/><span> </span><br/><span>But what’s the difference between punk genres and historical fiction? The technology is a big difference. It’s usually more advanced for the time it’s modeled after.</span> </div> <div><span> </span></div> <div><strong><span>TECHNOLOGY</span></strong></div> <blockquote> <div><span>The technology is one of the defining aspects of steampunk. It’s the basis for the world you’re writing in. For the typical steampunk story, technology will be (of course) steam powered.</span></div> <div><span> </span></div> </blockquote> <div> <ul><li><a href="http://ageofsteam.wordpress.com/2010/11/22/a-guide-to-steampunk-gadgets-and-technology/">A Guide to Steampunk Gadgets and Technology</a></li> <li><a href="http://steampunk.wikia.com/wiki/Airship">Airship</a></li> <li><a href="http://pinterest.com/steamcircus/steampunk-airships-submarines/">Steampunk Airships Inspiration</a></li> <li><a href="http://science.howstuffworks.com/transport/flight/classic/steampunk-blimp-pictures.htm#page=0">Steampunk Blimps</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instructables.com/tag/type-id/category-technology/channel-steampunk/">Technology Steampunk Instructables</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.pinterest.com/jdh2812/steampunk-technology/">Steampunk Technology Inspiration</a></li> <li><a href="http://people.howstuffworks.com/steampunk.htm">How Steampunk Works</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.pinterest.com/jouhaan/steampunk-gadgets/">Steampunk Gadgets</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.trendhunter.com/slideshow/steampunk-gadgets">100 Functional Steampunk Gadgets</a></li> </ul></div> <div><strong><span>CHARACTERS &amp; FASHION</span></strong></div> <blockquote> <div>Another defining feature of steampunk is the aesthetics and the characters. Steampunk takes the latter part of the word (punk) to mean the opposition of the mainstream, though that’s not always necessary in your story.</div> <div></div> <div>Research jobs common in the Victorian age and add steam to it. Your characters will revolve around their setting and their clothing may be a part of that too.</div> </blockquote> <div> <ul><li><a href="http://www.tor.com/blogs/2010/10/steampunk-archetypes"><span>Steampunk Archetypes</span></a></li> <li><a href="http://art-and-sterf.tumblr.com/tagged/Steam%20punk"><span>Steampunk Clothing References</span></a></li> <li><a href="http://steampunkscholar.blogspot.com/p/aesthetic-101.html"><span>Steampunk as Aesthetic</span></a></li> <li><a href="http://www.pinterest.com/steamcircus/steampunk-characters/?page=4"><span>Steampunk Character Inspiration</span></a></li> <li><a href="http://ageofsteam.wordpress.com/tag/steampunk-character-building/"><span>Steampunk Character Building</span></a></li> <li><a href="http://doctorfantastiques.com/2012/07/starting-out-steampunk-characters-personas-and-personalities-oh-my/"><span>Characters, Personalities, and Personas</span></a></li> </ul></div> <div><strong><span>READING</span></strong></div> <div> <ul><li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/618.Best_Steampunk_Books">Best Steampunk Books</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/14814.Steampunk">Steampunk</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/3760.Best_Steampunk_and_Gaslight_Works">Best Steampunk and Gaslight</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/14754.Favourite_Steampunk_Alt_History_Novels">Favorite Steampunk/Alt History</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/24607.Best_Fantasy_Steampunk_Science_Fiction_BDSM">Best Fantasy, Steampunk, and Science Fiction BDSM</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/24307.Oriental_Steampunk">Asian Steampunk</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/39600.Buttkicking_Female_Steampunk">Buttkicking Female Steampunk</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/40382.Best_Steam_Punk_YA_Books">Best Steampunk YA Books</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/14836.Best_Unknown_Steampunk_">Best Unknown Steampunk</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/18197.Steampunk_Adventures">Steampunk Adventures</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/10817.Gay_Steampunk">Gay Steampunk</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/14557.Best_vampire_steampunk_novel">Best Vampire Steampunk</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/30669.Steam_Punk_Novels_and_Short_Storys">Steampunk Novels and Short Stories</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/487.Best_of_Cyberpunk">Best of Cyberpunk</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/486.Best_cyberpunk_books">Best Cyberpunk Books</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/14119.Books_With_Cyberpunk_Themes">Books with Cyberpunk Themes</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/19921.Books_About_Video_Games_and_Virtual_Reality">Books About Video Games and Virtual Reality</a></li> </ul></div> <p><strong>MORE</strong></p> <ul><li><a href="http://keyboardsmashwriters.tumblr.com/post/48381026387/researching-steampunk">Researching Steampunk</a></li> <li><a href="http://daily-steampunk.com/steampunk-blog/a-brief-introduction-to-steampunk/">A Brief Introduction to Steampunk</a></li> <li><a href="http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/SteamPunk">Steampunk Tropes</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ministryofpeculiaroccurrences.com/what-is-steampunk/">What is Steampunk?</a></li> <li><a href="http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/SoYouWantTo/WriteASteampunkStory">So You Want to: Write a Steampunk Story</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.pinterest.com/hunteremkay/writing-steampunk/">Steampunk Inspiration</a></li> <li><a href="http://steampunk.wonderhowto.com/inspiration/8-tips-and-tricks-every-steampunk-writer-should-know-0139158/">8 Tips and Tricks Every Steampunk Writer Should Know</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.richardharland.net/worldshaker/WS.steampunk/steampunkwritingtips.htm">Writing Steampunk Fiction Tips</a></li> <li><a href="http://dailyfig.figment.com/2012/06/07/kady-cross-steampunk-advice/">Kady Cross Shares her Secrets to Writing Steampunk</a></li> <li><a href="http://carliemacullen.com/2011/12/06/the-automoton-writes-tips-for-successfully-creating-steampunk/">Tips for Successfully Creating Steampunk</a></li> <li><a href="http://steampunk.wikia.com/wiki/Steampunk_Wiki">Steampunk Wiki</a></li> <li><a href="http://ageofsteam.wordpress.com/writing-steampunk/">List of Writing Steampunk Resources</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.writing.com/main/view_item/item_id/1249132-SteamPunk-A-List-of-Themes">Steampunk: a List of Themes</a></li> <li><a href="http://kathrineroid.wordpress.com/2011/02/05/writing-steampunk/">How to Write Steampunk</a></li> <li><a href="http://thewritesisters.blogspot.com/2011/11/writing-steampunk.html">Writing Steampunk</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.thewriterschallenge.com/2011/11/tips-for-writing-steampunk.html">Tips for Writing Steampunk</a></li> </ul><p><strong>CYBERPUNK</strong></p> <ul><li><a href="http://web.mit.edu/m-i-t/science_fiction/jenkins/jenkins_5.html">Cyberpunk</a></li> <li><a href="http://theinternetcrashed.com/2011/02/technology-in-cyberpunk/">Technology in Cyberpunk</a></li> <li><a href="http://project.cyberpunk.ru/idb/technology.html">Cyberpunk Technology</a></li> <li><a href="http://project.cyberpunk.ru/idb/history.html">History of Cyberpunk</a></li> <li><a href="http://project.cyberpunk.ru/idb/essentials.html">Cyberpunk Esstentials</a></li> <li><a href="http://motherboard.vice.com/blog/what-happened-to-cyberpunk--2">What Happened to Cyberpunk?</a></li> <li> <a href="http://www.pinterest.com/scomick/cyberpunk-fashion/">Cyberpunk Fashion</a> (<a href="http://www.pinterest.com/stellotape/cyber-punk-fashion/">2</a>) (<a href="http://cyberfashion.tumblr.com/">3</a>) (<a href="http://project.cyberpunk.ru/idb/fashion.html">4</a>)</li> <li><a href="http://project.cyberpunk.ru/idb/attitude.html">Cyberpunk Attitude</a></li> </ul></blockquote>: STEAMPUNK &other genres thewritingcaf <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://nimblesnotebook.tumblr.com/post/61794170451">nimblesnotebook</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><em>Guide to Writing Steampunk</em></p> <p><strong>BASICS</strong></p> <blockquote> <p><strong>Punk Genres:</strong><span> </span><em>most common genres are in italics</em></p> </blockquote> <div> <ul><li> <em><strong>Atomicpunk</strong></em><span>: Optimistic retro science fiction based on the Space Age. Think <em>The Jetsons</em>.</span> </li> <li> <em><strong>Biopunk</strong></em><span>: </span><span>This genre is about altering genetics and DNA. These stories often take place in the near-future in which humans have been altered or in which human experimentation is common.</span> </li> <li> <strong>Candlepunk</strong><span>: Similar to clockpunk, but darker and with less technology.</span> </li> <li> <strong>Clockpunk</strong><span>: </span><span>Think Da Vinci’s inventions, but more advanced while. This genre follows the aesthetics and technology of Western civilization during the mid to late middle ages, though sometimes it’s set in the Victorian era.</span> </li> <li> <em><strong>Cyberpunk</strong></em><span>: Has advanced technology and often focuses on artificial intelligence and the cyber world. The setting is often near-future rather than far-future. Blade Runner is an example.</span> </li> <li> <strong>Dieselpunk</strong><span>: Based on aesthetics and technology between World War I and World War II, sometimes up until the Cold War.</span> </li> <li> <strong>Decopunk</strong><span>: Ranges from the aesthetics of the 1920’s to the 1950’s. Decopunk aesthetic is heavily based on modernism. Less gritty than dieselpunk.</span> </li> <li> <strong>Elfpunk</strong><span>: Basically urban fantasy, but with common high or epic fantasy creatures put in an urban setting rather than vampires and werewolves.</span> </li> <li> <strong>Nanopunk</strong><span>: Similar to biopunk, but biotechnology is less available and nanotechnology is common.</span> </li> <li> <strong>Sandalpunk</strong><span>: Set in ancient worlds, such as Rome, but with advanced technology.</span> </li> <li> <strong>Splatterpunk</strong><span>: Extremely graphic and contains a lot of gore.</span> </li> <li> <em><strong>Steampunk</strong></em><span>: This genre gets its name from the heavy steam-powered technology involved. Aesthetics are based on the Victorian and industrial eras of the Western world, though other cultural elements may be used.</span> </li> <li> <strong>Western Steampunk</strong><span>: Similar to steampunk, but with Western (as in Wild West) aesthetics and settings.</span> </li> </ul><span>So why are there so many sub genres? For starters, they help agents and publishers get an idea of what they’re in for if you’re going through the traditional publishing route. While bookstores usually just put these genres within science fiction or fantasy, you can still market your book through sub genres to reach a specific group of people who are looking for these genres.</span><br/><span> </span><br/><span>However, there are a lot of sub genres, most of which many have not heard of. If you’ve written one of these genres and intend to publish it, the best would be to put it under another name (with the exception of steampunk, cyberpunk, and biopunk). For example, if you have written a candlepunk story, you can propose it as fantasy, alternate historical fiction, or any other genre it may fit in. While atomicpunk is quite common, it’s not well known by that name. If you have written an atompunk story, the best way to market it would be to call it retro science fiction.</span><br/><span> </span><br/><span>But what’s the difference between punk genres and historical fiction? The technology is a big difference. It’s usually more advanced for the time it’s modeled after.</span> </div> <div><span> </span></div> <div><strong><span>TECHNOLOGY</span></strong></div> <blockquote> <div><span>The technology is one of the defining aspects of steampunk. It’s the basis for the world you’re writing in. For the typical steampunk story, technology will be (of course) steam powered.</span></div> <div><span> </span></div> </blockquote> <div> <ul><li><a href="http://ageofsteam.wordpress.com/2010/11/22/a-guide-to-steampunk-gadgets-and-technology/">A Guide to Steampunk Gadgets and Technology</a></li> <li><a href="http://steampunk.wikia.com/wiki/Airship">Airship</a></li> <li><a href="http://pinterest.com/steamcircus/steampunk-airships-submarines/">Steampunk Airships Inspiration</a></li> <li><a href="http://science.howstuffworks.com/transport/flight/classic/steampunk-blimp-pictures.htm#page=0">Steampunk Blimps</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instructables.com/tag/type-id/category-technology/channel-steampunk/">Technology Steampunk Instructables</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.pinterest.com/jdh2812/steampunk-technology/">Steampunk Technology Inspiration</a></li> <li><a href="http://people.howstuffworks.com/steampunk.htm">How Steampunk Works</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.pinterest.com/jouhaan/steampunk-gadgets/">Steampunk Gadgets</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.trendhunter.com/slideshow/steampunk-gadgets">100 Functional Steampunk Gadgets</a></li> </ul></div> <div><strong><span>CHARACTERS &amp; FASHION</span></strong></div> <blockquote> <div>Another defining feature of steampunk is the aesthetics and the characters. Steampunk takes the latter part of the word (punk) to mean the opposition of the mainstream, though that’s not always necessary in your story.</div> <div></div> <div>Research jobs common in the Victorian age and add steam to it. Your characters will revolve around their setting and their clothing may be a part of that too.</div> </blockquote> <div> <ul><li><a href="http://www.tor.com/blogs/2010/10/steampunk-archetypes"><span>Steampunk Archetypes</span></a></li> <li><a href="http://art-and-sterf.tumblr.com/tagged/Steam%20punk"><span>Steampunk Clothing References</span></a></li> <li><a href="http://steampunkscholar.blogspot.com/p/aesthetic-101.html"><span>Steampunk as Aesthetic</span></a></li> <li><a href="http://www.pinterest.com/steamcircus/steampunk-characters/?page=4"><span>Steampunk Character Inspiration</span></a></li> <li><a href="http://ageofsteam.wordpress.com/tag/steampunk-character-building/"><span>Steampunk Character Building</span></a></li> <li><a href="http://doctorfantastiques.com/2012/07/starting-out-steampunk-characters-personas-and-personalities-oh-my/"><span>Characters, Personalities, and Personas</span></a></li> </ul></div> <div><strong><span>READING</span></strong></div> <div> <ul><li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/618.Best_Steampunk_Books">Best Steampunk Books</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/14814.Steampunk">Steampunk</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/3760.Best_Steampunk_and_Gaslight_Works">Best Steampunk and Gaslight</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/14754.Favourite_Steampunk_Alt_History_Novels">Favorite Steampunk/Alt History</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/24607.Best_Fantasy_Steampunk_Science_Fiction_BDSM">Best Fantasy, Steampunk, and Science Fiction BDSM</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/24307.Oriental_Steampunk">Asian Steampunk</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/39600.Buttkicking_Female_Steampunk">Buttkicking Female Steampunk</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/40382.Best_Steam_Punk_YA_Books">Best Steampunk YA Books</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/14836.Best_Unknown_Steampunk_">Best Unknown Steampunk</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/18197.Steampunk_Adventures">Steampunk Adventures</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/10817.Gay_Steampunk">Gay Steampunk</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/14557.Best_vampire_steampunk_novel">Best Vampire Steampunk</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/30669.Steam_Punk_Novels_and_Short_Storys">Steampunk Novels and Short Stories</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/487.Best_of_Cyberpunk">Best of Cyberpunk</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/486.Best_cyberpunk_books">Best Cyberpunk Books</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/14119.Books_With_Cyberpunk_Themes">Books with Cyberpunk Themes</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/19921.Books_About_Video_Games_and_Virtual_Reality">Books About Video Games and 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<p><a href="https://caledoniaseries.tumblr.com/post/166973938572/unauthorized-magic-this-thread-is-so-good" class="tumblr_blog">caledoniaseries</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://unauthorized-magic.tumblr.com/post/166963134224/this-thread-is-so-good" class="tumblr_blog">unauthorized-magic</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>This thread is so good. </p></blockquote> <p>THIS. ^^ </p> <p>As a folklorist, this kind of thing bothers the hell out of me. <i>So much </i>of what people think of as <i>ancient</i> is Victorian era or newer. Or just wildly inaccurate, really.</p> </blockquote>: Adrian Bott @Cavalorn Follow l did some research into 'the veil between the worlds' a while back. Not a single example of a pre-Victorian use 5:53 AM -30 Oct 2017 53 Retweets 115 Likes O@ ⑤ 垂線) Iweet your reply Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 12h Replying to @Cavalorn The concept of 'thin places' (where the 'veil between worlds' is thin) was even worse - deemed 'ancient Celtic', actually invented in 1938. 2 26 51 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 10h Obviously if 'the veil between worlds' is a Victorian invention then the belief that Samhain is when 'the veil is thinnest' is equally bogus 1 8 21 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 10h Currently trying to track down the earliest reference to Samhain being the time when the veil grows thin'. Suspect it will be in 1970s. 10 2 28 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 10h The fact that we unwittingly view ancient seasonal celebrations through a lens of 19th century Spiritualist Christianity is a big deal to me 1 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 10h Marking Samhain as 'the time when the veil grows thin' isn't perpetuating Old Ways, it's misrepresenting them 1 6 25 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 10h So far as I can tell, 'the veil' as a theological concept began as 'the veil between Earth and Heaven' & was co-opted into Spiritualism.. 4 6 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 10h in which context it served an almost theatric role as the barrier between the desired-for ectoplasmic manifestations & the attendees 4 13 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 10h Point I'm driving at is that this belief that mortal & spirit worlds were divided by a 'veil' is COMPLETELY ABSENT from such lore as we have 1 7 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 10h The insistence that the earthly & mortal is in one place & the spiritual & eternal is in another is being IMPOSED on the old traditions Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 3h Nowadays we don't think of spirits' or Gods' realms as physical places, but as planes'. But back then, the Gods lived on Mount Olympus. 1 3 15 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 3h Heaven was believed to be as physical as Earth. Hell could be reached through openings in rocks. The whole cosmology was different. 4 18 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 3h Human experience of the world was such that the place where the Gods lived was imagined to be a place like this, only not near here. 3 3 9 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 3h Of course, now that the Earth is mapped, we needed to imagine otherworlds as 'higher planes'. It was the only place for the unknown to be. 3 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 3h The idea of superimposition, borrowed from photography, was a convenient analogy for how people thought the spirit world interacted w/ ours. 4 17 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 3h The less magical the world was believed to be, the more it became necessary to posit a division between us and the realms of wonder. 2 9 21 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 3h Hence the Spiritualist concept of the Veil, born of parlour room seances & now retrospectively cast as a key element of Samhain. 10 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 3h But here's the thing. The Sidhe, the 'people of the mounds', were believed to live in the mounds. The tumuli. A *physical* reality. 2 4 16 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 2h There was no pious division of things into the mundane & the spiritual; the idea of the mundane hadn't been invented yet. 1 5 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 2h Mundanity is a product of modernity, and the Spirit Realm behind its sodding Veil was only imagined as a necessary contrast (& salve) to it. 8 23 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 2h In summary, Samhain is not a time when the Veil grows thin, because there never was a Veil in the old tales, and magic was *everywhere*. 4 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 2h This isn't meant as snark or cynicism. People learn this stuff and pass it on in good faith. Just please interrogate what you inherit, ok'? 2 3 19 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 1h It's not necessary to buy into the whole 19thC metaphysical hooha of a Veil in order to appreciate the tales of, say, fairie folk riding. 2 8 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 1h And there's certainly no suggestion that the trolls who descend from their fastnesses on that night do so because the pesky Veil is thin. 2 7 <p><a href="https://caledoniaseries.tumblr.com/post/166973938572/unauthorized-magic-this-thread-is-so-good" class="tumblr_blog">caledoniaseries</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://unauthorized-magic.tumblr.com/post/166963134224/this-thread-is-so-good" class="tumblr_blog">unauthorized-magic</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>This thread is so good. </p></blockquote> <p>THIS. ^^ </p> <p>As a folklorist, this kind of thing bothers the hell out of me. <i>So much </i>of what people think of as <i>ancient</i> is Victorian era or newer. Or just wildly inaccurate, really.</p> </blockquote>

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thescienceofjohnlock: ten-and-donna: themarysue: humansofcolor: prokopetz: sarahtypeswords: wetorturedsomefolks: memejacker: several-talking-corpses: memejacker: caligula had anime eyes wait romans painted their marble sculptures it looks like a cheap theme park ride mascot yep here’s a statue of Augustus and here’s a reproduction of the statue with the colors restored  i honestly think that what we consider the height of sculpture in all of Western civilization being essentially the leftover templates of gaudy pieces of theme park shit to be evidence of the potential merit of found art “I tried coloring it and then I ruined it” And you know what the funniest part is? The paint didn’t just wear off over time. A bunch of asshole British historians back in the Victorian era actually went around scrubbing the remaining paint off of Greek and Roman statues - often destroying the fine details of the carving in the process - because the bright colours didn’t fit the dignified image they wished to present of the the cultures they claimed to be heirs to. This process also removed visible evidence of the fact that at least some of the statues thus stripped of paint had originally depicted non-white individuals. Whenever you look at a Roman statue with a bare marble face, you’re looking at the face of imperialist historical revisionism. (The missing noses on a lot of Egyptian statues are a similar deal. It’s not that the ancient Egyptians made statues with strangely fragile noses. Many Victorian archaeologists had a habit of chipping the noses off of the statues they brought back, then claiming that they’d found them that way - because with the noses intact, it was too obvious that the statues were meant to depict individuals of black African descent.) Sorry, I keep reblogging this over and over, the last comment is unbelievable. Wow. WUT Knowledge bomb! Many more fig leaves in strategic places appeared thanks to the Victorians too. : A marble bust of Caligula restored > to its original colours. The colours were identified from particles trapped in the marble. thescienceofjohnlock: ten-and-donna: themarysue: humansofcolor: prokopetz: sarahtypeswords: wetorturedsomefolks: memejacker: several-talking-corpses: memejacker: caligula had anime eyes wait romans painted their marble sculptures it looks like a cheap theme park ride mascot yep here’s a statue of Augustus and here’s a reproduction of the statue with the colors restored  i honestly think that what we consider the height of sculpture in all of Western civilization being essentially the leftover templates of gaudy pieces of theme park shit to be evidence of the potential merit of found art “I tried coloring it and then I ruined it” And you know what the funniest part is? The paint didn’t just wear off over time. A bunch of asshole British historians back in the Victorian era actually went around scrubbing the remaining paint off of Greek and Roman statues - often destroying the fine details of the carving in the process - because the bright colours didn’t fit the dignified image they wished to present of the the cultures they claimed to be heirs to. This process also removed visible evidence of the fact that at least some of the statues thus stripped of paint had originally depicted non-white individuals. Whenever you look at a Roman statue with a bare marble face, you’re looking at the face of imperialist historical revisionism. (The missing noses on a lot of Egyptian statues are a similar deal. It’s not that the ancient Egyptians made statues with strangely fragile noses. Many Victorian archaeologists had a habit of chipping the noses off of the statues they brought back, then claiming that they’d found them that way - because with the noses intact, it was too obvious that the statues were meant to depict individuals of black African descent.) Sorry, I keep reblogging this over and over, the last comment is unbelievable. Wow. WUT Knowledge bomb! Many more fig leaves in strategic places appeared thanks to the Victorians too.
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humansofcolor: prokopetz: sarahtypeswords: wetorturedsomefolks: memejacker: several-talking-corpses: memejacker: caligula had anime eyes wait romans painted their marble sculptures it looks like a cheap theme park ride mascot yep here’s a statue of Augustus and here’s a reproduction of the statue with the colors restored  i honestly think that what we consider the height of sculpture in all of Western civilization being essentially the leftover templates of gaudy pieces of theme park shit to be evidence of the potential merit of found art “I tried coloring it and then I ruined it” And you know what the funniest part is? The paint didn’t just wear off over time. A bunch of asshole British historians back in the Victorian era actually went around scrubbing the remaining paint off of Greek and Roman statues - often destroying the fine details of the carving in the process - because the bright colours didn’t fit the dignified image they wished to present of the the cultures they claimed to be heirs to. This process also removed visible evidence of the fact that at least some of the statues thus stripped of paint had originally depicted non-white individuals. Whenever you look at a Roman statue with a bare marble face, you’re looking at the face of imperialist historical revisionism. (The missing noses on a lot of Egyptian statues are a similar deal. It’s not that the ancient Egyptians made statues with strangely fragile noses. Many Victorian archaeologists had a habit of chipping the noses off of the statues they brought back, then claiming that they’d found them that way - because with the noses intact, it was too obvious that the statues were meant to depict individuals of black African descent.) Sorry, I keep reblogging this over and over, the last comment is unbelievable. Wow. : A marble bust of Caligula restored > to its original colours. The colours were identified from particles trapped in the marble. humansofcolor: prokopetz: sarahtypeswords: wetorturedsomefolks: memejacker: several-talking-corpses: memejacker: caligula had anime eyes wait romans painted their marble sculptures it looks like a cheap theme park ride mascot yep here’s a statue of Augustus and here’s a reproduction of the statue with the colors restored  i honestly think that what we consider the height of sculpture in all of Western civilization being essentially the leftover templates of gaudy pieces of theme park shit to be evidence of the potential merit of found art “I tried coloring it and then I ruined it” And you know what the funniest part is? The paint didn’t just wear off over time. A bunch of asshole British historians back in the Victorian era actually went around scrubbing the remaining paint off of Greek and Roman statues - often destroying the fine details of the carving in the process - because the bright colours didn’t fit the dignified image they wished to present of the the cultures they claimed to be heirs to. This process also removed visible evidence of the fact that at least some of the statues thus stripped of paint had originally depicted non-white individuals. Whenever you look at a Roman statue with a bare marble face, you’re looking at the face of imperialist historical revisionism. (The missing noses on a lot of Egyptian statues are a similar deal. It’s not that the ancient Egyptians made statues with strangely fragile noses. Many Victorian archaeologists had a habit of chipping the noses off of the statues they brought back, then claiming that they’d found them that way - because with the noses intact, it was too obvious that the statues were meant to depict individuals of black African descent.) Sorry, I keep reblogging this over and over, the last comment is unbelievable. Wow.
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