It’s sleepover Friday send me asks:
- tell me about your crush/tumblr crush
- sexuality/gender shit
- reverse TMI’s
- tell me why you followed me
- tell me something you like/dislike about me
LEGEND OF THE FISH-WOMEN (MERMAIDS)
Long ago when the Ah-wah-nee-chees were a young nation the Merced River was the home of the Fish-women (Mermaids). These were beautiful creatures, having the tails of fish and the upper bodies of women. They could not leave the water, but would often sit on the rocks in the shallows, or around the edges of the deep pools, combing their long black hair, and chanting luring songs to the warriors of Ah-wah-nee. But, charming as they were, the warriors would have nothing to do with them.
One day while two braves were fishing in the deep pools of the river, with a net made of milkweed thread, the net became tangled with the rocks on the bottom of the pool. One of the braves dived down to loosen it, and the Fish-women, darting out from their hiding places under the rocks, tied the threads of the net to his toes, and held him under the water until he was drowned. Then they carried the brave away to their land beneath the river, and neither he nor the Fish-women have ever been seen since.
Alright, so far, from what I’ve seen, the california oceanic merfolk that I’ve met don’t sing. I might be wrong. Nice to know that the Merced River ones do.
A rich riparian zone around the Merced once supported millions of migratory birds along the Pacific Flyway, and the river had one of the southernmost runs of salmon in North America. (wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merced_River)
One of the local elven clans here is Salmon. They have a hybrid form with elven form on top, salmon fish tail bottom.
I have to look into this more.
bioregional fae studies is going to eat up my life
feel out of place? constantly? no matter where you go? afraid of starting over someplace new because you think thats just one more place you won’t belong? never felt at home in your life? boy, do i have an altar for you!
- find some loved ones. not just any loved ones: locate the people in your life that make you feel, however briefly, like you are real and you belong someplace.
- ask those people if they are willing to be, as i phrased it, “a piece of my home”.
- ok! these people are your home now. you no longer have to worry ever again about a place not being home because you have a home and its scattered around in people you care about.
- ask your pieces of home to send you something. trinkets, marbles, little stones, drawings. anything. offer to send something in return to keep the system running.
- find a shelf. put gift sfrom your pieces of home on this shelf. accompany with candles and any other touches you like.
- when you feel out of place, bring yourself to your Home Altar and just breathe in the love, acceptance, empathy, belonging, etc that all these accumulated pieces have brought to you.
- whammy this altar so that its energy infuses the entire living space so that your home feels like a home.
- carry pieces of home with you as a touchstone.
- thats it. i dont have my shelf set up yet because i’ve just started this project or i’d post pictures.
This is basically what my whole room is :D And some stuff on my bedside table.
Tax credits for switching to mage-friendly energy sources.
Were-animals lobbying for lycanthropy to be part of ADA so they can get the days after full moons off.
NDN activists being rightfully pissed off at white green-witches for appropriating their rituals.
Immigrant magic users struggling to adapt to the way magic behaves in their new country.
Practitioners of certain types of magic being profiled as more likely to commit crime, and all the bitter in-jokes that result.
Wind-workers employed at airports to monitor take-offs and landings.
'Baby Merlin' videos which claim to help little children develop their magical potential.
Medical schools teach little magics like sealing cuts and dissolving clots as part of the standard curriculum.
Spiritualists who make 90% of their income acting as witness that ‘yes, the coroner did get the victim’s permission before preforming an autopsy.’
Rivalry between special effects technicians who primarily use magic and those that primarily use technology.
Public service announcements about what to do if you’re approached by the fae.
Lawyers who specialize in magical contract law.
Magazines tailored towards vampires with articles like ‘Keeping the spark between you and your donor,’ and ‘fashionable cover-ups for day-time travel.’