"I know there's hope for my soul, I took a wrong turn on the yellow brick road,"
Queer weirdo, science obsessed fool who watches too much TV and reads too many Books. I have more fun in fantasy than in real life.
hoewarts:

xkalisto:

quanna78:

nowyoukno:

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Why though? 😳

A Czech girl here to extensively talk about her country! This is actually fun tradition, and the ‘beating’ is mostly symbolic. It stings a bit but I can’t say that I’d consider it unbearably painful or abusive. Nobody forces women to participate, and today people only go to the other people they know. And honestly I find it much more preferable to tradition where they spill water on you or even worse perfume. (I did that once and I it was annoying and I smelled horrible. I’m happy for whipping thank you) Though there’s like revenge day for women who then spill water on guys. (I never did, or haven’t seen it done though)
As to why. Traditionally it is not because the men want to cause harm to the women, the spring whipping was meant as a way for women to stay healthy, pretty and fertile for the following year. The whip is called ‘Pomlázka’ which comes from the word ‘Pomlazení - Omlazení’ which translates into Rejuvenation. Young twigs are used for the whip to transfer the ‘life force’ into women.
The whip is usually traditionally made out of pussy willow so it’s flexible and women are more usually whipped on their legs rather than backsides, though I guess you usually cover both. And it’s not only unmarried women. Nowadays in most region it’s ‘all’ the women. Even my grandma gets symbolic whipping.

It was also a form of symbolic ‘courtship’. Traditionally on Easter we decorate actual eggs. There are many ways how to do this, personally I love decorating with bee wax (I got beekeepers in the family)  but also with onion peels and flowers. 

Decorated with wax

Decorated with straw
Now the eggs are also a symbols of New life. And men ‘court’ women by whipping them (in the past some women actually took offence if nobody came to them) and the women give the men the decorated eggs as a sign of forgiveness and thanks for the rejuvenation. In some regions they also decorate their whips with bows. And Guys have to sing a Eastern Carol asking for the eggs. 
 It sound kinda brutal when you say they whip women, and sometimes there are alcohol issues, but generally it’s really tame and I find it to be fun tradition. 

Thank god you showed up before the 14 year old social justice bloggers did

hoewarts:

xkalisto:

quanna78:

nowyoukno:

Now You Know (Source)

Why though? 😳

A Czech girl here to extensively talk about her country! This is actually fun tradition, and the ‘beating’ is mostly symbolic. It stings a bit but I can’t say that I’d consider it unbearably painful or abusive. Nobody forces women to participate, and today people only go to the other people they know. And honestly I find it much more preferable to tradition where they spill water on you or even worse perfume. (I did that once and I it was annoying and I smelled horrible. I’m happy for whipping thank you) Though there’s like revenge day for women who then spill water on guys. (I never did, or haven’t seen it done though)

As to why. Traditionally it is not because the men want to cause harm to the women, the spring whipping was meant as a way for women to stay healthy, pretty and fertile for the following year. The whip is called ‘Pomlázka’ which comes from the word ‘Pomlazení - Omlazení’ which translates into Rejuvenation. Young twigs are used for the whip to transfer the ‘life force’ into women.

The whip is usually traditionally made out of pussy willow so it’s flexible and women are more usually whipped on their legs rather than backsides, though I guess you usually cover both. And it’s not only unmarried women. Nowadays in most region it’s ‘all’ the women. Even my grandma gets symbolic whipping.

It was also a form of symbolic ‘courtship’. Traditionally on Easter we decorate actual eggs. There are many ways how to do this, personally I love decorating with bee wax (I got beekeepers in the family)  but also with onion peels and flowers. 

Decorated with wax

Decorated with straw

Now the eggs are also a symbols of New life. And men ‘court’ women by whipping them (in the past some women actually took offence if nobody came to them) and the women give the men the decorated eggs as a sign of forgiveness and thanks for the rejuvenation. In some regions they also decorate their whips with bows. And Guys have to sing a Eastern Carol asking for the eggs. 

 It sound kinda brutal when you say they whip women, and sometimes there are alcohol issues, but generally it’s really tame and I find it to be fun tradition. 

Thank god you showed up before the 14 year old social justice bloggers did

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korranation:

Hey Korra Nation, BIG NEWS!!!
IF THIS PICTURE (drawn by the one-and-only Bryan K) GETS OVER 15,000 NOTES, WE’LL RELEASE OUR FIRST EXCLUSIVE CLIP FROM BOOK 4 ONLINE TOMORROW MORNING!
So what’re you waiting for? Let’s do this!!!

korranation:

Hey Korra Nation, BIG NEWS!!!

IF THIS PICTURE (drawn by the one-and-only Bryan K) GETS OVER 15,000 NOTES, WE’LL RELEASE OUR FIRST EXCLUSIVE CLIP FROM BOOK 4 ONLINE TOMORROW MORNING!

So what’re you waiting for? Let’s do this!!!

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bi-privilege:

darkestrainbowdreamer:

nyctomicin:

Fun Fact: if you are not bisexual or biromantic you have no place trying to tell bisexual or biromantic people what their orientation “actually” is js.

Actually no one has a place telling anyone what their “actual” orientation is. 

oh i’m sorry did this post say ‘if you’re not a bisexual or a biromantic you have no place  telling bisexual or biromantic people what their orientation “actually is” but it’s totally fine to tell anyone else what their orientation is’? no? well looks like you made the most useless possible addition to this post ever. congratulations.

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cptamericachavez:

things to consider: 

  • charlie keeping a list video games, movies, and shows that gilda absolutely has to experience, and making her go through them all in perfect chronological order—"it’s just not the same otherwise; you have to grow up with them!"
  • charlie and gilda just lying in bed together, charlie listening raptly as gilda tells her about her homeland and the history and culture of fairies 
  • charlie flushing every time gilda speaks to her in her native language 
  • gilda coming home with random animals following her all the time because they’re just drawn to her 
  • charlie being totally freaked out and also really awed because "dude, there’s a badger just sitting on your shoulder”
  • charlie and gilda being domestic cuties uwu

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cyborglovesong:

Velma is having none of your vampire shit today.

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sometimes before it gets better,
the darkness gets bigger.

(Source: hawkbishop, via jimkhan)

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casbadass:

Supernatural Scene + Parks and Rec Quote

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deancasheadcanons:

dean’s always opening doors for cas and it annoys the fuck out of cas so he starts using his angel powers to open doors like 20 feet ahead of time bUT THEN dean gets annoyed so every time they’re walking toward a door dean shoves cas out of the way and sprints for it. he’s been hit in the face a few times by doors suddenly flying open on him.

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motherfuckingdragonsyo:

I made an old lady blush today at work because she ordered two senior coffees and I said “SENIOR ? I’m sorry miss, i’m going to have to ask to see some ID.” and she covered her mouth and went “Oh dear me” and couldn’t stop smiling

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