Now Playing Tracks

http://jessrising.tumblr.com/post/98025665634/happy-starfall-coincidentally-it-is-also-my

jessrising:

Happy Starfall! Coincidentally, it is also my birthday. ~Yay~

So, to celebrate, it’s giveaway time! Because why not?

Prizes:

  1. 500,000 raw, sparkly treasure
  2. 1000 shiny gems
  3. One Corsair bundle for all your pirate needs
  4. Two eggs of your choice
  5. 4000 total food points of any food combination

Happy Birthday! :D

Dragonpuff, #32277

It's Olive's "I don't have much, but it's my Birthday and I want to have a Giveaway!" Giveaway.

arcanist-antics:

Prize 1 “Green is a nice colour. In fact, it’s my favorite colour!” :

image

image

image

image

image

image

image

image

image

Prize 2 “Ouch, that’s gotta hurt.” :

image

image

image

image

Prize 3 “That’s just a mask? Yeah.” :

image

Prize 4 “Is that a dragon?!” :

image

1st Gen Shadow/Lemon/Purple

RULES!:

1….

Dragonpuff, #32277

1, 2, 3, 4

My favourite Dragon species is the Wildclaw! I dunno what it is exactly about them, but the babies are one of the cuter babies on site, and something about the male pose REALLY CLICKS WITH ME.

ollivander:

captain—kitten:

Hiya friends!

I know many people are confused and irritated about all of the stuff on Tumblr today regarding “internet slowlanes” and net neutrality. What is it? Why do I have to look at that spinning circle of death?  

Above is probably the best breakdown of the issue I’ve seen. 

Take a second and watch. Take another second and contact your representatives. This shit is very real and very scary. 

Knowledge is power.

The internet is power.

Don’t let them take your power away.

If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also
Matt 5:39

This specifically refers to a hand striking the side of a person’s face, tells quite a different story when placed in it’s proper historical context. In Jesus’s time, striking someone of a lower class ( a servant) with the back of the hand was used to assert authority and dominance. If the persecuted person “turned the other cheek,” the discipliner was faced with a dilemma. The left hand was used for unclean purposes, so a back-hand strike on the opposite cheek would not be performed. Another alternative would be a slap with the open hand as a challenge or to punch the person, but this was seen as a statement of equality. Thus, by turning the other cheek the persecuted was in effect putting an end to the behavior or if the slapping continued the person would lawfully be deemed equal and have to be released as a servant/slave.   

(via thefullnessofthefaith)

THAT makes a lot more sense, now, thank you. 

(via guardianrock)

I can attest to the original poster’s comments. A few years back I took an intensive seminar on faith-based progressive activism, and we spent an entire unit discussing how many of Jesus’ instructions and stories were performative protests designed to shed light on and ridicule the oppressions of that time period as a way to emphasize the absurdity of the social hierarchy and give people the will and motivation to make changes for a more free and equal society.

For example, the next verse (Matthew 5:40) states “And if anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, hand over your coat as well.” In that time period, men traditionally wore a shirt and a coat-like garment as their daily wear. To sue someone for their shirt was to put them in their place - suing was generally only performed to take care of outstanding debts, and to be sued for one’s shirt meant that the person was so destitute the only valuable thing they could repay with was their own clothing. However, many cultures at that time (including Hebrew peoples) had prohibitions bordering on taboo against public nudity, so for a sued man to surrender both his shirt and his coat was to turn the system on its head and symbolically state, in a very public forum, that “I have no money with which to repay this person, but they are so insistent on taking advantage of my poverty that I am leaving this hearing buck-ass naked. His greed is the cause of a shameful public spectacle.”

All of a sudden an action of power (suing someone for their shirt) becomes a powerful symbol of subversion and mockery, as the suing patron either accepts the coat (and therefore full responsibility as the cause of the other man’s shameful display) or desperately chases the protester around trying to return his clothes to him, making a fool of himself in front of his peers and the entire gathered community.

Additionally, the next verse (Matthew 5:41; “If anyone forces you to go one mile, go with them two miles.”) was a big middle finger to the Romans who had taken over Judea and were not seen as legitimate authority by the majority of the population there. Roman law stated that a centurion on the march could require a Jew (and possibly other civilians as well, although I don’t remember explicitly) to carry his pack at any time and for any reason for one mile along the road (and because of the importance of the Roman highway system in maintaining rule over the expansive empire, the roads tended to be very well ordered and marked), however hecould not require any service beyond the next mile marker. For a Jewish civilian to carry a centurion’s pack for an entire second mile was a way to subvert the authority of the occupying forces. If the civilian wouldn’t give the pack back at the end of the first mile, the centurion would either have to forcibly take it back or report the civilian to his commanding officer (both of which would result in discipline being taken against the soldier for breaking Roman law) or wait until the civilian volunteered to return the pack, giving the Judean native implicit power over the occupying Roman and completely subverting the power structure of the Empire. Can you imagine how demoralizing that must have been for the highly ordered Roman armies that patrolled the region?

Jesus was a pacifist, but his teachings were in no way passive. There’s a reason he was practically considered a terrorist by the reigning powers, and it wasn’t because he healed the sick and fed the hungry.

(via central-avenue)

IT’S BACK

(via dynastylnoire)

tell me why i should give you 5k gems

hellaittybitty:

This isn’t an “enter to win” giveaway. I’m going to pick the winner myself without randomizing a list.

Rules:
- Reblog. DO NOT SEND IT TO ME. - Be honest. If you plan on hoarding the gems then tell me so.

- No sob stories.

- You don’t have to just write/type out why you want it. You can draw,…

Here is Dragonpuff, numbered 32277, to tell you exactly why you should give her 5k in Gems. It’s really quite simple. It’s because of THESE GUYS:

These two glorious Dragons, whom Dragonpuff has finally acquired, after many months of searching and careful breeding. A pair of eye-searing Magenta/Caribbean/Lemon lovelies that are cold-hard confirmed to be able to breed with each other. And now, they need to be shined up with some Iridescent oils and Shimmery wings, and then electrified with some good’ol Circuitry. Not to mention that the lady wants to be a Coatl. And the Gent a Wildclaw. (But at least I already nabbed that particular scroll and have just been sitting on it for when I got a confirmed pair. ;D) And that all costs a pretty penny Gem wise, so such a generous contribution to the cause of a completed eye-burning dream would be more then greatly appreciated! ^w^

FR-Versary Giveaway

xairathan:

Hey guys! In three days it’ll be my Flight Rising anniversary! So… what am I going to be giving away this time? …Well I have a dirty sock, a stick…, nah I’m kidding. Prizes and instructions below the cut!

Read More

Dragonpuff, #32277

Hmn, favourite anime protagonist, eh? Silly to say, I’m more likely to enjoy a good antagonist, or the secondary characters that support the protagonist. xD Buuuut… For the moment, I would choose Simon, from Gurren Lagann. He’s one of those characters who I didn’t like much at first, disliked when he crashed, and then grew to really like as he picked himself up and developed as a person. I love that he didn’t give up, and became better over the course of the anime. ^w^

tackysnaps:

Happy Monday!  Apologies for the delay today, vacation is great. XD  Since I should bed at a reasonable hour tonight, this one will run a bit late. :)

  • Rebagel with your username and lair id
  • You do not have to be following me!
  • One entry per person, likes do not count
  • Ends at 15:00 FR time, September 2nd.

Good luck and thanks for stopping by!  Check in every Monday here for a giveaway, and every Friday with skysamba for another totally awesome giveaway!

Dragonpuff, #32277

goddamnhella:

A post for the Winterheart readers!
See these? They’re Loki + his children coins, designed and minted by sandara. They’re possibly the most awesome Loki fan-thing I own right now. Cost me about US$20 each if I remember correctly. (Not available anymore, before you ask.) 
In my hand, they’re this size:
What does this have to do with Winterheart? Well, as most of you know, the end of the story is coming, and the idea that it could have a beautiful, limited release coin like this to go with it seemed too awesome to leave alone. And thanks to sandara and her genius, generous, coin-designing brain, it would be available for purchase by any reader who wanted one. (Hell, I want one.)
So here’s my question: if there was a Winterheart-inspired coin designed and made available for purchase, would you buy it? Honest numbers are key here, as there needs to be a certain amount of real interest before this project could go ahead. 
Please comment on this post or reblog it to register your interest. ♥

I would be interested! :D
Zoom Info
goddamnhella:

A post for the Winterheart readers!
See these? They’re Loki + his children coins, designed and minted by sandara. They’re possibly the most awesome Loki fan-thing I own right now. Cost me about US$20 each if I remember correctly. (Not available anymore, before you ask.) 
In my hand, they’re this size:
What does this have to do with Winterheart? Well, as most of you know, the end of the story is coming, and the idea that it could have a beautiful, limited release coin like this to go with it seemed too awesome to leave alone. And thanks to sandara and her genius, generous, coin-designing brain, it would be available for purchase by any reader who wanted one. (Hell, I want one.)
So here’s my question: if there was a Winterheart-inspired coin designed and made available for purchase, would you buy it? Honest numbers are key here, as there needs to be a certain amount of real interest before this project could go ahead. 
Please comment on this post or reblog it to register your interest. ♥

I would be interested! :D
Zoom Info

goddamnhella:

A post for the Winterheart readers!

See these? They’re Loki + his children coins, designed and minted by sandara. They’re possibly the most awesome Loki fan-thing I own right now. Cost me about US$20 each if I remember correctly. (Not available anymore, before you ask.) 

In my hand, they’re this size:

What does this have to do with Winterheart? Well, as most of you know, the end of the story is coming, and the idea that it could have a beautiful, limited release coin like this to go with it seemed too awesome to leave alone. And thanks to sandara and her genius, generous, coin-designing brain, it would be available for purchase by any reader who wanted one. (Hell, want one.)

So here’s my question: if there was a Winterheart-inspired coin designed and made available for purchase, would you buy it? Honest numbers are key here, as there needs to be a certain amount of real interest before this project could go ahead.

Please comment on this post or reblog it to register your interest. ♥

I would be interested! :D

Mini-Giveaway!

flightofbabylon:

So. I’ve gathered that a lot of people have not really been able to enjoy the first day of the Flameforger’s Festival. To help with that, who’d like a stack of Glowing Embers?

image

There will be two winners for this short giveaway~

To enter:

  • Reblog with your username and ID
  • Likes don’t count
  • Only one entry per person please~
  • You don’t have to be following me~
  • This ends at…20:30 site time (10:30 for me) today (8/24)
  • Good luck~

Dragonpuff, #32277

We make Tumblr themes