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Booze!

Step 1. Fill a bunch of jars 3/4 full with fruit.  Any fruit.  Or hot peppers. I don’t care.  Fruit that is large should be cut.  Fruit that has a peel should be peeled.  Pictured is raspberry/blackberry and cantelope.  Canteloop? Cantelupe?  I’m not gonna deal with autocorrect tonight.

Step 2. Add lots of sugar.  I’m using half gallon jars and I put in a heaping cup of sugar for each.  For some fruits, like apples, use honey.  I don’t know why honey just works better with apples.  Probably pears too.  Add some cinnamon or some other spice that will compliment the mixture.  I put cayenne pepper in the melon because I’m a monster.

Step 3. Fill with liquor and seal. Not the cheap stuff because be classy, but not too expensive because it will go to waste.  For this batch I used regular Smirnoff.  Different liquors will work better with different fruits.

Step 4. Wait.  The first couple days rotate the jars a few times until the sugar is completely dissolved.  The liquor will almost immediately start taking the color of the fruit.  Eventually, all of the fruit will look very bleached and that’s how you know it’s done.  You’ll want to collect the liquid in a separate container to make it easier to serve.  You can also eat the fruit.  It doesn’t taste good but it will get you trashed.

Step 5. Drink the liquid.  Have a party or something?  It’s good, everyone will love it.

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Hey!

Awesome post! I love seeing Tumblr users making cordials and boozy concoctions. To add a few thoughts:

1) Pair your fruit to your booze.  Vodka apples are pretty good, but brandy or whiskey with apples, cinnamon, and honey are better. I’ve made a handy list of pairings that I prefer, but don’t take my experiences as truth. Test things out yourself!

Apples-Whiskey, burboun, brandy

Pears-brandy

Plums-brandy, vodka

Peaches- vodka, rum, spiced rum

Cherries- brandy, vodka, spiced rum

Grapes (concord)- vodka

Grapes (table)- vodka

Strawberry- vodka

Raspberry- vodka

Blackberry- brandy, vodka

Cucumber-gin, vodka

Pineapple-rum

orange-vodka, rum

lemon, lime-gin, vodka, rum

watermelon-vodka

cantaloupe-vodka

honeydew-vodka

2) Pair with herbs. You can really play with the depth of your cordial flavors with herbal infusions such as mint and watermelon, cucumber and mint, basil and watermelon, spearmint and blueberry, etc. Look to common pairings for inspiration or create your own. Just wash and bruise the leaves by rolling them between your palms and add them at the bottom of your mason jar and shake with your fruit and liquor.

3) As for sweeteners, they aren’t required. I can’t have a lot of sugar so I try have refined my tastes to enjoy cordials sans sweeteners and even if you are a sucker for sweet drinks you might find that a strawberry lemon vodka is sweet enough on it’s own. If you want to go without sweetener, but aren’t sure about the quality product you will make there are a few things to do that will help you succeed. First, choose fruits with a higher amount of naturally occurring sugar. It might surprise you that oranges and melons are up there, but berries, despite being lower GI foods work well, too. Second, use quality liquor. If I am not using sweetener I typically use something ranging from Titos to Belvedere vodka. Skip smirnoff, Mr. Boston and anything that comes in a large plastic bottle. Less is more here when creating a quality unsweetened cordial. Lastly, you can strain and replenish with fresh fruit after a week or so to create a more flavorful cordial, just keep sanitation in mind.

4) Speaking of sanitation the wine maker and brewer in me needs to remind you that any cordials do not contain a high enough alcohol content for you to forgo sanitation. Fruit rots and lower alcohol content cordials such as those with large amounts of sweeteners and water or juice added can go bad. Keep things cold if possible and sealed well. Keep your workspace clean, wash you hands often and wash your produce before using. A 10% bleach solution on your glassware and utensils for 3-5 min is a good way to start each experiment session to ensure you won’t end up on the toilet.

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Anxiety & Panic Masterpost

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I put together all the links I had from other posts into one, so that they would be more easy to access. I hope this helps at least one of you. <3

CHEERING UP

Gives Me Hope // Emergency Compliment // Random Acts of Kindness // Random Acts of Kindness (Coca Cola Commercial) // 1000 Awesome Things // Make Everything Okay // Just Say Yes! // Having a Bad Day? // Love Yourself // Who is the Cutest? // Faith Restoring // Bad Day Remedies

CALMING DOWN

Guided Meditation // Mindfulness Exercises (Audio) // 100 Things to Do // Rain // The Quiet Place // Breathing Exercises // Step by Step // Progressive Muscle Relaxation // Self Help // Do Nothing for 2 Minutes // The Thoughts Room // Coping Rules // Mindfulness // Grounding Techniques // More Grounding Techniques // Soundrown // Managing Stress

DISTRACTIONS AND COOL STUFF

Draw a Stickman // Flow // Pop Balloons // Line 3D // Rain for Me // Liquid Particles // Into Time // Noise Machine // Virtual Bubble Wrap // Personality Test // Emotional Baggage Check  // Planetarium // Make a Painting // It Gets Better // Ocean Livestream // Happy Playlist // The Color Game // Silk - Draw a Picture! // Create Your Own Nebula // Imagination // Virtual Piano // Haiku Hero // What Should I Do Today? // Build Stuff With Sand // Quote Yourself // Watch Ellen // 2048 // Pandora // 8 Tracks // Sleep Calculator // Disney Movies // Life Hacks // Becoming an Adult Cheat Sheet // Let It Go in 25 Languages // 20 Questions // Childhood TV Shows

COPING STRATEGIES

Make a Comfort Box // Make a Grounding Box // Make a Glitter Jar // Guided Meditation // Stress Relievers // Stress Analyst // Yoga Poses // Reduce Anxiety // Progressive Muscle Relaxation // Realistic Thinking

OTHER HELPFUL MASTERPOSTS

Dealing with Mental Illness // Anxiety & Self Help // Back to School // Happy Things // For Bad Days // Self Care // Self Injury Recovery // Distractions and Games // Find the Good // Movies // Hobbies to Learn! // Mental Health Help // Literally Everything // Resources // The Everything Post // Helpful Websites

BE HAPPY! (CHECK OUT THESE AWESOME PEOPLE)

Little Reasons to Smile // Just Little Things // Just Girly Things // Bucket List // scars-fade-love-stays // you-are-worth-recovery // lifegoeson-sojustsmile // the-million-reasons-to-smile // thepinklining // twenty-seconds // the-positive-girls-1022 // smilekiditgetsbetter // smilestoinspire  // just-trying-to-make-a-difference // just-a-girl-in-this-world // anxietyxwarrior // whenthe-w0rld-comes-d0wn // you—makeme-smile

HELPING A FRIEND & UNDERSTANDING

with social anxiety // with anxiety // with depression // who is hurting themselves // with eating and body image // with a mental illness // Dealing with Panic Attacks and Anxiety // Kids Health - Anxiety Disorders // Everything You Need to Know // How to Help Someone Having a Panic Attack // What Not to Say // Fact Sheet // Supporting a Friend

GETTING HELP

Telling Others // Asking for Help // Too Anxious to get Help? 

PLAYLISTS

I Can Do Anything // Fight! // Be Happy // Southern Comfort // Forget About It // Keep Your Head Up // Stop Worrying // Stay Positive // Picking Up the Pieces // Shine // Darling, You’ll Be Okay // Don’t Worry, Be Happy // Feel Good

SCHOOL RESOURCES AND TIPS

How to Pull an All Nighter and Do Well on an Exam // Make Flashcards // Get Motivation to Study // Bibliography Maker // How to Cite Sources // Solve any Math Problem // Solve any Math Problem 2 // Online Calculator // AP Cram Packets // Can’t Remember a Word? // Who Do You Write Like? // Crash Course // AP Notes // Essay Writing Tips

FOOD

Brownie in a Cup // Cookie in a Mug // Study Snacks // Panera Mac & Cheese Recipe // Chocolate Chip Cookie Bowl Sundae // On the Go Recipes // Hot Chocolate // French Bread Pizza // Smoothies


annesextin:

"omg this masterpost is so quality, it must be a government conspiracy" -fox mulder
"mulder there is no evidence for that" -scullay
"that’s why we like you mulder, your ideas are stranger than ours :)" -byers

T H E   X - F I L E S

(season 1) 1993-1994 Pilot || Deep Throat || Squeeze || Conduit || The Jersey Devil || Shadows || Ghost in the Machine || Ice || Space || Fallen Angel || Eve || Fire || Beyond the Sea || Gender Bender || Lazarus || Young at Heart || E.B.E. || Miracle Man || Shapes || Darkness Falls || Tooms || Born Again || Roland || The Erlenmeyer Flask
(season 2) 1994-1995 Little Green Men || The Host || Blood || Sleepless || Duane Barry || Ascension || 3 || One Breath || Firewalker || Red Museum || Excelsis Dei || Aubrey || Irresistible || Die Hand Die Verletzt || Fresh Bones || Colony || End Game || Fearful Symmetry || Død Kalm || Humbug || The Calusari || F. Emasculata || Soft Light || Our Town || Anasazi
(season 3) 1995-1996 The Blessing Way || Paper Clip || D.P.O. || Clyde Bruckman’s Final Repose || The List || 2Shy || The Walk || Oubliette || Nisei || 731 || Revelations || War of the Coprophages || Syzygy || Grotesque || Piper Maru || Apocrypha || Pusher || Teso Dos Bichos || Hell Money || Jose Chung’s From Outer Space || Avatar || Quagmire || Wetwired || Talitha Cumi
(season 4) 1996-1997 Herrenvolk || Home || Teliko || Unruhe || The Field Where I Died || Sanguinarium || Musings of a Cigarette Smoking Man || Tunguska || Terma || Paper Hearts || El Mundo Gira || Leonard Betts || Never Again || Memento Mori || Kaddish || Unrequited || Tempus Fugit || Max || Synchrony || Small Potatoes || Zero Sum || Elegy || Demons || Gethsemane
(season 5) 1997-1998Redux || Redux II || Unusual Suspects || Detour || The Post-Modern Prometheus || Christmas Carol || Emily || Kitsunegari || Schizogeny || Chinga || Kill Switch || Bad Blood || Patient X || The Red and the Black || Travelers || Mind’s Eye || All Souls || The Pine Bluff Variant || Folie à Deux || The End
(season 6) 1998-1999 The Beginning || Drive || Triangle || Dreamland || Dreamland II || How the Ghosts Stole Christmas || Terms of Endearment || The Rain King || S.R. 819 || Tithonus || Two Fathers || One Son || Agua Mala || Monday || Arcadia || Alpha || Trevor || Milagro || The Unnatural || Three of a Kind || Field Trip || Biogenesis
(season 7) 1999-2000 The Sixth Extinction || The Sixth Extinction II: Amor Fati || Hungry || Millennium || Rush || The Goldberg Variation || Orison || The Amazing Maleeni || Signs and Wonders || Sein und Zeit || Closure || X-Cops || First Person Shooter || Theef || En Ami || Chimera || all things || Brand X || Hollywood A.D. || Fight Club || Je Souhaite || Requiem
(season 8) 2000-2001Within(unavailable right now) || Without || Patience || Roadrunners || Invocation || Redrum || Via Negativa || Surekill || Salvage || Badlaa || The Gift || Medusa || Per Manum || This Is Not Happening || Deadalive || Three Words || Empedocles(unavailable right now) || Vienen || Alone || Essence || Existence
(season 9) 2001-2002 Nothing Important Happened Today || Nothing Important Happened Today II || Dæmonicus || 4-D || Lord of the Flies || Trust No 1 || John Doe || Hellbound || Provenance || Providence || Audrey Pauley || Underneath || Improbable || Scary Monsters || Jump the Shark || William || Release(unavailable right now) || Sunshine Days || The Truth &amp; The Truth II
moviesThe X-Files: Fight the Future(1998) || The X-Files: I Want to Believe(2008)

S P I N O F F   S H O W S

millennium
(season 1) 1996-1997 Pilot || Gehenna || Dead Letters || The Judge || 522666 || Kingdom Come || Blood Relatives || The Well-Worn Lock || Wide Open || The Wild and the Innocent || Weeds || Loin Like a Hunting Flame || Force Majeure || The Thin White Line || Sacrament || Covenant || Walkabout || Lamentation || Powers, Principalities, Thrones and Dominions || Broken World || Maranatha || Paper Dove
(season 2) 1997-1998 The Beginning and the End || Beware of the Dog || Sense and Antisense || Monster || A Single Blade of Grass || The Curse of Frank Black || 19:19(unavailable right now) || The Hand of St. Sebastian || Jose Chung’s Doomsday Defense || Midnight of the Century || Goodbye Charlie || Luminary || The Mikado || The Pest House || Owls || Roosters || Siren || In Arcadia Ego || Anamnesis || A Room With No View || Somehow, Satan Got Behind Me || The Fourth Horseman || The Time Is Now
(season 3) 1998-1999The Innocents || Exegesis || TEOTWAWKI || Closure || …Thirteen Years Later || Skull and Bones || Through a Glass Darkly || Human Essence || Omertà || Borrowed Time || Collateral Damage || The Sound of Snow || Antipas || Matryoshka || Forcing the End || Saturn Dreaming of Mercury || Darwin’s Eye || Bardo Thodol || Seven and One || Nostalgia || Via Dolorosa || Goodbye to All That
the lone gunmen
(season 1) 2001Pilot || Bond, Jimmy Bond || Eine Kleine Frohike || Like Water for Octane || Three Men and a Smoking Diaper || Madam, I’m Adam || Planet of the Frohikes ||  Maximum Byers || Diagnosis: Jimmy || Tango de los Pistoleros || The Lying Game || All About Yves || The Cap’n Toby Show

R E L A T E D

miscThe Springfield Files

annesextin:

"omg this masterpost is so quality, it must be a government conspiracy" -fox mulder

"mulder there is no evidence for that" -scullay

"that’s why we like you mulder, your ideas are stranger than ours :)" -byers

T H E   X - F I L E S

(season 1) 1993-1994 
Pilot || Deep Throat || Squeeze || Conduit || The Jersey Devil || Shadows || Ghost in the Machine || Ice || Space || Fallen Angel || Eve || Fire || Beyond the Sea || Gender Bender || Lazarus || Young at Heart || E.B.E. || Miracle Man || Shapes || Darkness Falls || Tooms || Born Again || Roland || The Erlenmeyer Flask

(season 2) 1994-1995 
Little Green Men || The Host || Blood || Sleepless || Duane Barry || Ascension || 3 || One Breath || Firewalker || Red Museum || Excelsis Dei || Aubrey || Irresistible || Die Hand Die Verletzt || Fresh Bones || Colony || End Game || Fearful Symmetry || Død Kalm || Humbug || The Calusari || F. Emasculata || Soft Light || Our Town || Anasazi

(season 3) 1995-1996 
The Blessing Way || Paper Clip || D.P.O. || Clyde Bruckman’s Final Repose || The List || 2Shy || The Walk || Oubliette || Nisei || 731 || Revelations || War of the Coprophages || Syzygy || Grotesque || Piper Maru || Apocrypha || Pusher || Teso Dos Bichos || Hell Money || Jose Chung’s From Outer Space || Avatar || Quagmire || Wetwired || Talitha Cumi

(season 4) 1996-1997 
Herrenvolk || Home || Teliko || Unruhe || The Field Where I Died || Sanguinarium || Musings of a Cigarette Smoking Man || Tunguska || Terma || Paper Hearts || El Mundo Gira || Leonard Betts || Never Again || Memento Mori || Kaddish || Unrequited || Tempus Fugit || Max || Synchrony || Small Potatoes || Zero Sum || Elegy || Demons || Gethsemane

(season 5) 1997-1998
Redux || Redux II || Unusual Suspects || Detour || The Post-Modern Prometheus || Christmas Carol || Emily || Kitsunegari || Schizogeny || Chinga || Kill Switch || Bad Blood || Patient X || The Red and the Black || Travelers || Mind’s Eye || All Souls || The Pine Bluff Variant || Folie à Deux || The End

(season 6) 1998-1999 
The Beginning || Drive || Triangle || Dreamland || Dreamland II || How the Ghosts Stole Christmas || Terms of Endearment || The Rain King || S.R. 819 || Tithonus || Two Fathers || One Son || Agua Mala || Monday || Arcadia || Alpha || Trevor || Milagro || The Unnatural || Three of a Kind || Field Trip || Biogenesis

(season 7) 1999-2000 
The Sixth Extinction || The Sixth Extinction II: Amor Fati || Hungry || Millennium || Rush || The Goldberg Variation || Orison || The Amazing Maleeni || Signs and Wonders || Sein und Zeit || Closure || X-Cops || First Person Shooter || Theef || En Ami || Chimera || all things || Brand X || Hollywood A.D. || Fight Club || Je Souhaite || Requiem

(season 8) 2000-2001
Within(unavailable right now) || Without || Patience || Roadrunners || Invocation || Redrum || Via Negativa || Surekill || Salvage || Badlaa || The Gift || Medusa || Per Manum || This Is Not Happening || Deadalive || Three Words || Empedocles(unavailable right now) || Vienen || Alone || Essence || Existence

(season 9) 2001-2002 
Nothing Important Happened Today || Nothing Important Happened Today II || Dæmonicus || 4-D || Lord of the Flies || Trust No 1 || John Doe || Hellbound || Provenance || Providence || Audrey Pauley || Underneath || Improbable || Scary Monsters || Jump the Shark || William || Release(unavailable right now) || Sunshine Days || The Truth & The Truth II

movies
The X-Files: Fight the Future(1998) || The X-Files: I Want to Believe(2008)

S P I N O F F   S H O W S

millennium

(season 1) 1996-1997 
Pilot || Gehenna || Dead Letters || The Judge || 522666 || Kingdom Come || Blood Relatives || The Well-Worn Lock || Wide Open || The Wild and the Innocent || Weeds || Loin Like a Hunting Flame || Force Majeure || The Thin White Line || Sacrament || Covenant || Walkabout || Lamentation || Powers, Principalities, Thrones and Dominions || Broken World || Maranatha || Paper Dove

(season 2) 1997-1998 
The Beginning and the End || Beware of the Dog || Sense and Antisense || Monster || A Single Blade of Grass || The Curse of Frank Black || 19:19(unavailable right now) || The Hand of St. Sebastian || Jose Chung’s Doomsday Defense || Midnight of the Century || Goodbye Charlie || Luminary || The Mikado || The Pest House || Owls || Roosters || Siren || In Arcadia Ego || Anamnesis || A Room With No View || Somehow, Satan Got Behind Me || The Fourth Horseman || The Time Is Now

(season 3) 1998-1999
The Innocents || Exegesis || TEOTWAWKI || Closure || …Thirteen Years Later || Skull and Bones || Through a Glass Darkly || Human Essence || Omertà || Borrowed Time || Collateral Damage || The Sound of Snow || Antipas || Matryoshka || Forcing the End || Saturn Dreaming of Mercury || Darwin’s Eye || Bardo Thodol || Seven and One || Nostalgia || Via Dolorosa || Goodbye to All That

the lone gunmen

(season 1) 2001
Pilot || Bond, Jimmy Bond || Eine Kleine Frohike || Like Water for Octane || Three Men and a Smoking Diaper || Madam, I’m Adam || Planet of the Frohikes ||  Maximum Byers || Diagnosis: Jimmy || Tango de los Pistoleros || The Lying Game || All About Yves || The Cap’n Toby Show

R E L A T E D

misc
The Springfield Files


himekofujisaki:

hinomaru721:

Which one is your hairstyle??

The crappy ver. of 37

himekofujisaki:

hinomaru721:

Which one is your hairstyle??

The crappy ver. of 37



Character Sheets and character creation →

thatfrenchhelper:

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When creating a character, there’s a lot of questions you ask yourself. Whether it’s an original character or one you’ve been playing for a long time, using a character sheet to get to know your character better can always be a nice idea. With its help, you’ll be able to think about things you didn’t necesarily thought about, and ask some important questions to yourself that might activate your character’s voice, or help you to get your muse back with them. Everyone has their favorite character sheets, some people prefer to have a lot of questions, some others like it a bit more vague, so here’s a masterlist of the character sheets I found on various websites and found quite interesting, plus some other things that could be used to help you see, for example, how other character view yours. 

With these sheets, you could also try to find your character’s Jung and Enneagram Type or use the Moral Alignment tool. All of these things can be really useful to get a better grip on a character.

Then, if you’re trying to create a character, and do not have many ideas, or get stuck, I’d suggest for you to roam around TVTropes, which gives you a lot of tropes used for character creation. Maybe you could try to mix a few of these and create an original character?

Or, if you’re a skillful writer and know how to make your character different from another, make a list of characters in fiction you happen to find interesting and why. Try to keep it short. Then, maybe, try to mix and match things from two or three characters, take a character and change their backstory, to see what would change. Play with them to inspire yourself and create something new, original and truly yours.

Oh, and here’s a little guide to Mary-Sues and OCs, just in case you want to make sure your character isn’t going to become a Mary-Sue or a Gary-Stu

And last but not least, this article about building fictional character definitely seemed interesting to me, and is full of many other links that could guide you during the creating of your character and help you file one of these sheets.


Bird Folklore & Superstition

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Birds have been associated with numerous roles in mythologies across the world, the most common theme being messengers from the gods, foretelling omens.

The Wren, King of the Birds

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It is considered to be a “most sacred bird" by the ancient druids in Ireland due to its musical notes for divination.

The Breton druids have given the wren an honoured role in their folklore, they believe that it was the wren that brought fire from the gods but as she flew back down to earth her wings began to burn so she passed her gift to the robin, whose chest plumage began to burst into flames. The lark came to the rescue, finally bringing the gift of fire to the world.

The wren’s eggs are said to be protected by lightning. Whoever tries to steal wren’s eggs or even baby wrens would find their house struck by lightning and their hands would shrivel up.

  • It is called Drui-en, or Druid bird in Irish Gaelic. In Welsh, the word Dryw means both druid and wren.
  • The wren is as is the Druid known to be cunning. The wren could soar to heights while also navigating hedges and underbrush.
  • The wren was hunted and killed in a ritualistic way, enacting the idea that the death of a god bestows strength on his killer, a variant of the belief that in the killing of the old king, his powers will be passed on to his successor.
  • The wren symbolised wisdom and divinity. It is difficult to catch sight of a wren. At New Year it is said that the apprentice Druid would go out by himself into the countryside in search of hidden wisdom. If he found a wren he would take that as a sign that he would be blessed with inner knowledge in the coming year. Finding a creature small and elusive to the point of invisibility was a metaphor for finding the elusive divinity within all life.
  • Lightning was the weapon of the thunder bull-god Taranis, who often inhabited oak trees, and the wren was sacred to Taranis.  

The Ravens in the Tower of London

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Wild Ravens which were once abundant in London and often seen around meat markets fasting on scraps, could have roosted at the tower in earlier times. However, there is evidence that Ravens were donated to the tower by the Earls of DunRaven. Perhaps because of their association with the Celtic Raven-god Bran whose name means Raven or Crow.

It is believed that if the ravens leave the Tower of London, that the kingdom will fall and disaster will ensue. To this day ravens are kept at the Tower, and their wings are clipped to ensure that they cannot leave. The birds are paid for by the British government and one of the Tower’s beefeaters is appointed as Ravenmaster to care for the birds.

If the Tower of London ravens are lost or fly away, the Crown will fall and Britain with it.”

According to folklore, wild ravens are thought to have inhabited the Tower for many centuries, supposedly first attracted there by the smell of the corpses of the executed enemies of the Crown. Allegedly, at the execution of Anne Boleyn in 1535, "Even the ravens of the Tower sat silent and immovable on the battlements and gazed eerily at the strange scene. A Queen about to die!" The ravens of the Tower supposedly behaved much worse during the execution of Lady Jane Grey in 1554, allegedly “pecking the eyes from the severed head” of the queen.

Valravn

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It is a supernatural raven in Danish folklore. The ravens appear in traditional Danish folksongs, where they are described as originating from ravens who consume the bodies of the dead on the battlefield, as capable of turning into the form of a knight after consuming the heart of a child, and, alternately, as half-wolf and half-raven creatures.

According to folklore, when a king or chieftain was killed in battle and not found and buried, ravens came and ate him. The ravens became valravne. The valravne that ate the king’s heart gained human knowledge and could perform great malicious acts, could lead people astray, had superhuman powers, and were “terrible animals”.

In another account, a valravn is described as a soul in search of redemption that flies by night (but never day) and can only free itself from its animal countenance by consuming the blood of a child. This is reflected in a Danish traditional song that describes how, after refusing offers of riches, the Valravn makes an agreement with a maiden to take her to her betrothed after she promises the valravn her first-born son. After the agreement, the valravn flies away. In time, the couple have a child and the Valravn returns, and asks the maiden if she has forgotten her promise. The valravn takes the child away, and tears into the chest of his won wager and consumes the blood contained within the child’s heart. As a result, the valravn transforms into a knight.

Folk Belief: Transformation Into a Bird

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Under certain conditions, the living could be transformed into birds. In some cultures, it was believed that shamans, priests, and prophets could change themselves into birds during trances or other mystical states. Such ideas were found in Siberia and Indonesia. In Celtic mythology, both deities and the sly supernatural beings called faeries were said to have the power to transform themselves into birds.

Some legends involve birds that change into or inhabit the bodies of humans. The Central American god Quetzalcoatl, a combination of a bird and a serpent, appears as a culture hero or a god in human form in Toltec, Maya, and Aztec myths. Among certain peoples in northern Europe and Asia, the spirits of birds such as eagles, owls, and crows are said to enter the bodies of shamans to inspire them.

In some myths, humans and other beings acquire the ability to fly like birds. Such supernatural flight, like many mythological powers, can be either good or evil. Norse tales told that the goddess Freya’s feather cloak enabled the wearer to fly. European tradition portrayed angels with wings like those of birds, but devils often had bat wings. Japanese mythology includes a group of winged deities known as tengu. Part bird and part human, they live in forests and occasionally use their powers to play tricks on people.

Superstitions Concerning Birds

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  • It is good luck if a blackbird makes a nest on your home.
  • If you see 5 crows, sickness will follow; see 6 crows and death will follow.
  • To avoid bad luck tip your hat if you see a magpie.
  • It is bad luck to see an owl during the day.
  • Three seagulls flying together, directly overhead, are a warning of death soon to come.
  • Sparrows carry the souls of the dead, so it is unlucky to kill one.
  • When a swan lays its head and neck back over its body during the daytime it means a storm is coming.
  • A bird that flies into a house foretells an important message. However, if the bird dies, or is white, this foretells death.
  • A bird calling from the north means a tragedy is on the way, from the west brings good luck, from the south means the harvest will be plentiful, and from the east one will find true love.
  • If you break a robin’s egg something of yours will soon be broken. It is also believed that whatever you to do a robin, the same will happen to you.
  • If the first bird you see on Valentine’s Day is a robin, you will marry a sailor.
  • Peacock feathers carry the evil eye. The birds and feathers are considered to be bad luck.
  • The dove is the one bird that the devil cannot change into. Doves are immune to the devil’s curses.
  • An albatross flying around a sailing ship means bad weather and high winds are on the way.
  • Magpies are supposed to be the devil in disguise. If a magpie is hanging around your house the devil is trying to cause trouble for you. If you carry an onion it will keep him away. You can also tip your hat and cross your fingers or spit three times over your shoulder and say “devil, devil, I defy thee.” In Scotland they believe the magpie hides a drop of Satan’s blood under its tongue.
  • When a rooster crows at dawn it is the signal for all evil spirits to return to the underworld.


1820s-1830s Medicine Resources

preliminarygaieties:

I’ve collected a bunch of old books and articles, all in English, freely available online and published around 1832.

Articles and short books:

Catalogues

"Family Physician" books (massive books)

If there is anything you’d like help researching, please don’t hesitate to request it?


pro-choice-or-no-voice:

To start off Birth Control Appreciation Day, I decided to make an informative masterpost on contraceptives! I hope this helps anyone who may want more information on their birth control or someone trying to decide what kind of birth control is best for themselves! Happy (birth control) hunting! - Paige
DIFFERENT TYPES OF BIRTH CONTROL:
Birth Control Pills - [x] [x]
Mini Pill (Progesterone-only Pill) -  [x]
The Patch (Ortho Evra) - [x] [x]
The Shot (Depo-Provera) - [x] [x]
Birth Control Sponge - [x] [x]
Vaginal Ring (Nuva Ring) - [x] [x]
Spermicide - [x] [x]
Implant (Implanon and Nexplanon) - [x] [x]
IUDs (Mirena, Skyla, and ParaGard) - [x] [x]
Condoms (Male and Female) - [x]
Withdrawal (Pullout Method) - [x] [x]
Diaphragm - [x] [x]
Breastfeeding - [x]
Cervical Cap - [x] [x]
Sterilization (Male and Female) - [x]
Abstinence - [x] [x]
Fertility Awareness-Based Methods (FAMs) - [x] [x]
COMMON QUESTIONS ABOUT BIRTH CONTROL:
Do certain medications make my birth control less effective?
Can I delay or eliminate my period with my birth control?
Will my pregnancy tests come out with an accurate result while I’m on birth control?
Can I use several birth control pills at once in replace of an emergency contraceptive?
Does birth control cause weight gain?
What should I do if I miss a pill?
What should I do if the condom breaks or slips off inside of me?
If I’m on the ring or the patch and I forget to replace it on the right day, do I need to use backup?
I’ve heard that the birth control ring can pop out. What should I do if this happens?
Can birth control increase my risk of getting cancer?
Can you change your mind after having a tubal ligation or vasectomy?
Is it normal to spot or bleed in between periods while on birth control?
Does certain hormonal birth controls affect my blood pressure?
Can being overweight affect my birth control’s effectiveness?
Can certain birth controls lower my libido?
EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTIVES:
Types of EC: Plan B / Ella / ParaGard IUD - [x] [x]
What are emergency contraceptives?
How do they work?
How well does it work?
What are the side effects?
When should I take an emergency contraceptive?
Are emergency contraceptives less effective the heavier you are?
If I am under the age of 18 in the US, can I buy emergency contraceptives without my parent’s knowledge or consent?
If I take an emergency contraceptive today, am I covered if I have unprotected sex tomorrow?
Will taking emergency contraceptives too many times affect my fertility?
To find more questions and answers about emergency contraceptives, you can go here.
Información anticonceptivos de emergencia es disponible en Español, aquí.
OPTIONS FOR PEOPLE WITH ALLERGIES AND/OR CERTAIN PREFERENCES:
Condoms for people with latex allergies.
Condoms for vegans. [x] [x] [x]
Other vegan contraceptive options.
Different types of birth control without estrogen.
Contraceptives without any hormones.
Birth control methods that are useful to people with religious concerns. [x] [x]
OTHER BENEFITS OF TAKING BIRTH CONTROL:
Taking oral contraceptives can help lower the risk of endometrial and ovarian cancer.
Using birth control helps treat acne.
Birth control can help treat the pain caused by Endomitriosis.
Contraceptives offer relief to people with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS).
Anemia can be avoided/treated by using birth control.
Irregular periods can become more regulated by using birth control.
The pill can lead to fewer ectopic pregnancies.
MYTHS ABOUT BIRTH CONTROL (All the myths below are dispelled through the links given):
Emergency contraceptives and birth control pills cause abortions.
Free contraceptives and/or condoms makes people participate in risky sexual behavior.
The pill makes you gain a lot of weight.
Douching after sex prevents pregnancy.
You have to start your birth control on a Sunday.
Taking the pill for a long time can make you infertile.
Hormonal contraceptives protect you from contracting STIs.
You don’t need to be on birth control while breastfeeding.
I won’t get pregnant my first time having sex.
The Pill is effective immediately after you take it.
I won’t get pregnant if I shower or pee after sex.
My body needs a rest from birth control at least once a year.
Emergency contraceptives are affected by alcohol.

pro-choice-or-no-voice:

To start off Birth Control Appreciation Day, I decided to make an informative masterpost on contraceptives! I hope this helps anyone who may want more information on their birth control or someone trying to decide what kind of birth control is best for themselves! Happy (birth control) hunting! - Paige

DIFFERENT TYPES OF BIRTH CONTROL:
  • Birth Control Pills - [x] [x]
  • Mini Pill (Progesterone-only Pill) -  [x]
  • The Patch (Ortho Evra) - [x] [x]
  • The Shot (Depo-Provera) - [x] [x]
  • Birth Control Sponge - [x] [x]
  • Vaginal Ring (Nuva Ring) - [x] [x]
  • Spermicide - [x] [x]
  • Implant (Implanon and Nexplanon) - [x] [x]
  • IUDs (Mirena, Skyla, and ParaGard) - [x] [x]
  • Condoms (Male and Female) - [x]
  • Withdrawal (Pullout Method) - [x] [x]
  • Diaphragm - [x] [x]
  • Breastfeeding - [x]
  • Cervical Cap - [x] [x]
  • Sterilization (Male and Female) - [x]
  • Abstinence - [x] [x]
  • Fertility Awareness-Based Methods (FAMs) - [x] [x]
COMMON QUESTIONS ABOUT BIRTH CONTROL:
EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTIVES:
OPTIONS FOR PEOPLE WITH ALLERGIES AND/OR CERTAIN 
PREFERENCES
:
OTHER BENEFITS OF TAKING BIRTH CONTROL:
MYTHS ABOUT BIRTH CONTROL (All the myths below are dispelled 
through the links given):

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