But we are more than our bodies.
damn fucking right
Women boxing on a roof, circa 1930s
Frida #Kahlo & Vladimir #Majakovsij
Names: Pooka, Puca, Phooka, Phouka, or Puka
“armer’s son was minding cattle in the field when something rushed past him like the wind; but he was not frightened, for he knew it was the Phouka on his way to the old mill by the moat where the fairies met every night. So he called out,” Phouka, Phouka! show me what you are like, and I’ll give you my big coat to keep you warm.” Then a young bull came to him lashing his tail like mad; but Phadrig threw the coat over him, and in a moment he was quiet as a lamb, and told the boy to come to the mill that night when the moon was up, and he would have good luck,”
A type of fairy with the ability of changing its shape and form (it should be noted that many specify shape shifting rather than using glamour). It typically appears as a goat, a horse, a bull, a fox, a rabbit, or even a man, though it is worth noting that in many stories of them they appear with black fur or hair.They are beings that are capable of bring either good or bad luck to those that they desire.
Puck, from Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer’s Night Dream”, is believed to be a Pooka. One of the english translations of pook or puki is puck.Pranksters and comedians, Pooka are well-loved by kithain and mortal alike, but few who know them well ever trust them completely: they are incapable of telling the whole truth. Each is able to take on the form of a specific animal, most often one with a tie to human stories of mischief.-Changeling the DreamingThey are known for their playful ways, and they often will perform pranks on mortal and immortal alike. Though, their mischief isn’t as harmful or dangerous compared to other Fae.
When he came to a little bridge that was up by his mother’s house, he squeezed the pipes on, and began playing the “Black Rogue” (an rógaire dubh). The Púca came behind him, and flung him up on his own back. There were long horns on the Púca, and the piper got a good grip of them, and then he said—
"Destruction on you, you nasty beast, let me home. I have a ten-penny piece in my pocket for my mother, and she wants snuff."
"Never mind your mother," said the Púca, "but keep your hold. If you fall, you will break your neck and your pipes." Then the Púca said to him, "Play up for me the ‘Shan Van Vocht’ (an t-seann-bhean bhocht)."
They delight in the idea of being unpredictable, though the are usually more kind than cruel. Pooka are known to help shepherd find lost sheep, or ward off plague from a farmer’s crop.
Pooka tend to enjoy various berries, wine, beer, music, gifts of clothing, and even food like corn.
Oggi oggi oggi!
Yakovlev Family, 1993. Moscow, Russia. Lise Sarfati.
Female Trouble (1974) directed by John Waters.
Me as the character Plupp at my first photoshoot!
Make up and styling: Sanna Persson / Lóca - alternative makeup / https://www.facebook.com/LocaAlternativeMakeup?fref=ts
Photo and retush : Peter Gaudiano / http://www.petergau.com/
Did a dive last night. Found crazy amount of gingerbread-dough, bread, cookies, peanuts, chips and you name it #dumpsterdiving #dumpster #freegan #freeganism
The Tongue of the Cat
Have you ever wondered why your cat’s tongue is rough and bristly, and feels like sandpaper on your skin?
The papillae that extend from the central region of the tongue are encased by keratin, and form tiny, backward-facing barbs, which help your cat (and all cats!) scrape meat from bones, and comb detritus from fur. The Felidae are obligate carnivores, and in the wild, must get as much nutriment from each fleshy meal as possible; many wild cats have a less than 15% success rate for hunts, so getting as much as possible out of each kill is critical.
Felines also use their tongue for grooming. There are many types of grooming, but one of the primary reasons is obviously to clean themselves. As very few wild cats are the top of their local food chain (or prefer to remain as invisible as possible), obliterating any scent of a previous kill is critical. They also groom to cool off via evaporation, and during stressful situations, as a form of self-comfort or compulsion.
Did you know that your cat can’t taste sweets? Their copies of the genes that create the receptors for sugars are non-functional, and as such they can’t pick up that taste. When cats develop a habit of eating foods that we perceive as sweet, they’re after the underlying taste.
But don’t fret for your cat’s lost taste sensation! Unlike us, and most other mammals, felines can taste ATP! Yes, adenosine triphosphate, the substance that creates energy in all cells. The levels it’s present at are fairly low, even in the most blood-soaked muscles, but kitties can pick it up at miniscule amounts. When they can’t make their own kills, being able to detect the taste of ATP in foods they find is critical!
Anatomical Technology as Applied to the Domestic Cat. Burt G. Wilder and Simon H. Gage, 1886.
Cat Tongue: Science To Life
Fire Stone - Dragon’s Breath Opal
Leaf Stone - Moss Agate
Water Stone - Ocean Opal
Moon Stone - Opal
Sun Stone - Fire Opal
Dusk Stone - Fluorite
Dawn Stone - Opal
I kept seeing these around Tumblr and my mind kept going one place.