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Whippy

V-Day...stop brickering pleeez

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I realize it's redundant to "complain" about complaining, so I'll try not to do too much of that. But like, I'm getting really tired of seeing journals about people getting depressed over or sick of Valentines Day. Why? Well because:
* It's a silly holiday, only made up in people's minds
* Not everybody celebrates it the same way - and you shouldn't ethier!
* It happens every year at the same time anyway, it's not some random terrible thing
* It's not called "bitch about why you're not in a relationship day"

France is my absolute favorite because it's so different from the others lol:
" In France, a custom known as "drawing for" once occurred. Unmarried individuals, both young and not so young, would go into houses facing each other and begin calling out across from one window to another, pairing-off with the chosen partner. If the young man failed to be particularly enthralled with his valentine, he would desert her. As a result, a bonfire would be lit later where the ladies could burn images of the ungrateful sweetheart and verbally abuse him in a loud tone as the effigy burned. This ritual was eventually abandoned since it left much room for nastiness, ridicule or even outright malice and the French government finally handed-down a decree officially banning the custom. Elegant French greetings cards known as cartes d'amities, which contained tender messages, were given not totally as a Valentine but chiefly as a result of a fashion which was popular in England at the time.

source: http://www.novareinna.com/festive/valworld.html

^_^ Mwhaha...let's get to make'n those effigies! And try to think about like "thank god I'm not in a BAD relationship day". There's also a lot to be said for having nice friends too :)
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Added: 7 years, 6 months ago
 
RufusTheRat
7 years, 6 months ago
Amen good sir :)

Well said, and happy effigies. :3
Whippy
7 years, 6 months ago
May your wrong do'ers burn in a firey hell as well good sir! (wait...that sounded too much like church..)
KennyKitsune
7 years, 6 months ago
*huggles and snugs!*
Whippy
7 years, 6 months ago
*Hugs the warm little foxie tight*
Hi there lil guy...mmmmm!
KennyKitsune
7 years, 6 months ago
Hi Looq! Happy ILovesYou Day! *crinklewags!*
KushHeadFievel
7 years, 6 months ago
For the people who wanna complain,, take my buddy's advice!! https://inkbunny.net/submissionview.php?id=75481
Don't need the piss and poop, but smoke a little,, and lighten up man.


;-)  :-)

Fieve...
Whippy
7 years, 6 months ago
Ahhh....lol! Not much of a smoker myself. But pawing in general is a good way to loosen up. Or a bottle of lube with a good size dildo....and finishing the evening with a big cup of hot chocolate and a relaxing book. ^__^
KushHeadFievel
7 years, 6 months ago
Yeah? Well at least it's not tobacco.



Fieve.. ;-)  :-)
Brainsister
7 years, 6 months ago
I never knew about that French tradition, haha. =D

Also you guys, why can't we just make general V-Day pics for everyone to enjoy and spread the love aroooound? It doesn't just have to be about having someone all to yourself! *throws bon-bons in people's windows*
Whippy
7 years, 6 months ago
That would be fine with me if everybody did that ^_^. Cupid is always cute XD
*catches a bon bon and nibbles on it*
Echo
7 years, 6 months ago
Strictly speaking, Valentines day IS a legitimate holiday... but only as such as any american holiday is legitimate..... Don't even get me started on Samhain.. I swear if they reschedule it because it fell on a sunday one more time im going to go trick or treating at midnight just to piss people off.. St Valentine was nominated for sainthood because the roman empire outlawed christian marriage to attempt to keep in check the population of loons running aorund preaching about the end of the world and hitting them selves with chains...... this was before Constantine the Destroyer, obviously.. Valentine married people anyway.....Thats pretty much it...He was also a pedophile, supposedly.......

Pre-Romanization (pre constantine) there were two types of christian.. The psycho BDSM christians and the Gnostics.... Rome sided with the psycho bdsm variant and slaughtered the gnostics...The catholics say they were here first, and the gnostics aren't really around anymore to contradict them..this utterly useless history lesson brought to you by the number VII,  because if roman numerals are not attached to a video game, nobody cares...
Whippy
7 years, 6 months ago
Hah! That's awesome. Ah, you know, a lotta people in history were pedophiles, heck just look at the Greeks. That's funny how you associate BDSM with Christianity lol...that's basically what it is. Then again, so are a lot of other good ol traditions. I read something once that basically said that the original human "Jesus" was actually named Joshua and that he was just a guy fighting for his own people and later after he died the Romans made up a myth about him which made it easier for coquered peoples to accept their fate.
Echo
7 years, 6 months ago
Mmmm. I will say, i wouldnt go so far as to call someone's faith a farce.. People have a right to believe in things. Rather its Atheism or Shintoism, it is only when they resolve to force those beliefs and "moral" views on others that I get irritated. I choose to let the universe guide my beliefs, and right now, from what i understand of the universe, I believe it was created. I will not presume to say by who, or for what reason, as anything beyond saying "i believe" is a personal view. If you don't agree, that is also fine.

Jeshua Ben Meriam, specifically, or, in modern form, Joshua, Son of Mary..Pronounced with a Y, instead of a J, apparently..

Strictly point of fact... The most pedophalic region on earth is the middle east.. specifically young boys.. it is ironically common for repressed cultures to be deviant.. google recently disclosed a list of the most devient searches by country.. internet connected countries in the middle east are at the very top for searches related to child sex, dog sex...and, of course, the world leader in searches for "Camel Sex"...unsurprisingly, they are also leaders in searches related to female humiliation, sadly.... no, not kidding. Of course these poles were done by general search records, specific tracking of individual users would be...survey says?..."irresponsible"...so they say. So people hope, anyway.
DaddyDuckyBE
7 years, 5 months ago
Don't confuse "politically repressed" or "culturally oppressed" on the one hand with "natural" or "native" on the other, although they often go together. The thing is that political, social, and/or cultural oppression often leads to forms of dysfunctionality that the oppressed thus learn from the dominant culture enforced and re-enforced by the oppressors, particularly such dysfunctionalities as repression of sensuality and according projection towards minorities manifesting as ethnocentric prejudice and aggressive (often violent) discrimination.

That's why paedophilia is part of uncolonized anthropological nature, while mysogyny is part and consequence of Western culture colonizing non-Westerners. Although what little sexuality is left in repressive and repressed cultures often is deformed and crippled by the repressive culture's inherent dysfunctionality as well. It's why BDSM is so popular in the West.

Adorno wrote in his Minima moralia that "The savages are not noble", by which he meant their tendency to learn truly well from their Western oppressors. However, he didn't mean that to say that man is inherently bad, his intention was to emphasize the significance of social learning and neural plasticity. Man is a social animal that learns from his likes, as he is prone to imitation due to identification.
Echo
7 years, 5 months ago
I WILL get back to you on this, clearly you feel deeply on the subject to make such a long post, i just havent had time to read it and reply yet.. get back to you soon, cross my little heart.
DaddyDuckyBE
7 years, 5 months ago
(part 1)

As for Joshua the Anti-Roman Revolutionary, see Holy blood, holy grail: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Holy_Blood_and_the_Ho... It's written by three BBC history journalists. Dan Brown stole a few things here and there for his Da Vinci Code, which made everybody buzz about "OMG, no way dude! Jeezuz had a girlfriend, oneoneone-eleven!" But what really makes Holy blood, holy grail interesting is showing us what Early "Christianity" really was like, prior to Constantine.

Joshua was no mere poor "carpenter", he was from Israel's royal family and the legitimate adherent to the throne of Israel as a so-called sacred king where the monarch is also the spiritual leader of his people (that's where the notion of "Kingdom of Israel" comes from, historically it really WAS a kingdom on the map). Problem was, the Romans had conquered Palestine (just as had Assyrians and Babylonians earlier in history) and disowned Joshua's family, putting some puppet provincial regime in place. Joshua tried to lead a nationalistic uprising with spiritual overtones against Rome to reclaim his throne, and was crucified as rebel leader and political criminal by the Romans.

The "holy blood" part of the book's title is about Israel's royal "Davidic bloodline" (after King David, Joshua's direct ancestor) that Jesus was a member of, and according to this book, Jesus also continued this bloodline with Mary Magdalene who bore his children, and their descendants were to become the mysterious Merovingian dynasty half a millennium later in Gaul/early France (preceding the Carolingian dynasty of Germanic monarchs in early France, whereas the Carolingians, known today for monarchs such as Charlemagne, had originally been but "deputies" of the Merovingians but then revolted and replaced them).

The King Arthur legend, originally from Celtic Gaul actually, is related in that throughout the Medieval Age, females continuing the secret bloodline with their wombs were referred to as "Holy Grails" containing the "holy blood". "Holy blood, Holy Grail" was not the first historical work pointing out that many names from the Merovingian dynasty as well as of King Arthur's Knights of the Round Table appear to have an obvious Hebrew etymology, and many of the places in the early King Arthur accounts are located in Gaul, particularly Brittany, not Britain. Even in the comparably modern versions of the story, the Knights of the Round Table often visit places in Brittany and the rest of Gaul without crossing the channel.

Ever since the publication of Holy blood, holy grail, many people have tried to debunk the theory that Jesus and Mary Magdalene had offspring, treating that as if that would be all what the book's about (see the "criticism" part of the Wikipedia article above, for instance). But in fact that's only a very minor part of the book, it's more about what early "Cristianity" was like prior to Constantine and what the contemporary esoteric belief in a "Jesus bloodline", or "Davidic bloodline" (as not all ancient and modern theories identifying the Merovingians as Davidic make them descendants of Joshua himself particularly), led to up until the Middle Ages.
DaddyDuckyBE
7 years, 5 months ago
(part 2)

It took until Constantine and a very specific synode (whose definite name/place eludes me right now) where historical memory relating to Joshua's spiritually-toned nationalistic uprising against Rome was suppressed into secret cults and "Christianity" was created where Joshua's story was used only as a distorted reference, mixed with a weird late-Antiquity cult patchwork made from a then-popular sun cult called Sol invictus (remember the famous "In hoc signo vinces!" anecdote where Constantine was alledgedly converted by seeing a sunbeam reflection resembling a cross), the oriental Baal religion also popular in the day, and gnosticism, all brewed up by Constantine in order to achieve the broadest mass appeal for his new state religion. Aforementioned synode was ordered by Constantine, and he paid all the clerics deciding upon wots-wot with this new "Christianity" there.

In real life, Constantine himself never personally converted to the "Christianity" brand he'd created in order to make it hold the Empire together, he died a heathen that was baptized against his will on his dying bed.
Teko
7 years, 6 months ago
V-Day is a very high-pressure holiday if you're not in a relationship. Everywhere you look, there are ads telling you how to "make her yours tonight" and other vaguely creepy things, all implying that if you're not doing some hard-core romanticizin' on the 14th, then there's something deeply wrong with you. You're expected to declare your LURVE for someone. It can be a rough day!
HeavyheartHare
7 years, 6 months ago
I dunno, I kinda like the idea of "Thank god I'm not in bad relationship day", it puts things into perspective! Even though the holiday IS killer on people who are lonely >.<
AxleFurret
7 years, 6 months ago
HeeHee... I always called it, "Pretend to love the person you are in a shitty relationship with for one day out of the year" day.... Or, "Buy the bitch something expensive so they will put out" day. I believe if you love someone then you shouldn't need only one day out of the year to prove it. So I just treat it as any other day... Did my laundry, washed my car, and had buttsex. ^_^
DaddyDuckyBE
7 years, 5 months ago
Lol, V-Day, first I thought you were talking about WWII! XD

But yeah, that French holiday sure sounds funny. "Happy Ugly-Kisser-Fuck-You-Asshole Day!" XD
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