Ick. Sorry that happened, Charles. Awkward religion conversion attempts really suck.
I had to explain Fyrnsidu to a Muslim acquaintance of mine yesterday which was super awkward.
I was once approached by the “Campus Crusaders for Christ” (yes I am still trying to figure out how no one caught that during approval) and invited to a Bible study while I was wearing my Mjölnir. Apparently not many people understand what it means..
What, was he crying to try and get you to feel bad for being heathen? SOB YOU HURT MY CHRISTIAN FEELINGS, I AM SO OPPRESSED SOB JESUS LOVES YOU SO MUCH, WHY DON’T YOU LOVE HIM BACK, HE EVEN DIED FOR YOU AND THIS IS HOW YOU REPAY HIM
Well done, you! And I must say, I know exactly how you feel.
First off; thank you all for the support. It’s a strange situation, and I have the funniest feeling that I may be singled out by the ‘group’ of Christian music students because I wear a Heathen symbol openly. I don’t know for certain.
lokeanconcubine: <3 All of the feels.
musesanonymous: Honestly, I can’t say for certain. I won’t claim to be able to read people like books, but it started out as a very civil discourse on culture, music, oral tradition, etc. and chosen career paths. Then it went on a downhill spiral, and became progressively weird. :<
thorsgoddess: The word ‘crusader’ would have tipped me off something fierce. Did they think it was an anchor, perhaps a Tau?
sinnsreachdheathen: It ends up being that way many times, I’ve found.
ipreferdreamland: That they do, Jenna, that they do.
novashadows: Cute? Maybe, just a little. Insulting? Wholeheartedly.
ipreferdreamland said: Damn. Anon got there before I did.
lokeanconcubine said: I think it’s because I sent it as fanmail rather than a regular message. Ah, yes. I’m dealing with that same dilemma with Steampunk Lady Loki. But, I do think you’d pull it off quite well, dearie. :)
ipreferdreamland said: I might actually pay to see you as Discord.
To - ipreferdreamland:
Damn skippy they did.
Also, does that translate to enabling me going on a shopping spree through all the thrift stores I’d have to hodgepodge a costume together from?
To - lokeanconcubine:
Aww, shucks. Thanks!
And I’m sure you’ll pull it off marvelously! Your progress pics look amazing. Best wishes, regardless! Look forward to seeing the action shots.
Sorries, Lokeanconcubine. For some reason, it wouldn’t let me directly respond to your ask!
I’d LOVE to see you cosplay Alucard from the anime Helsing. Especially with your big booming voice, I would absolutely melt. XD
That’s something I haven’t considered before! And certainly something I wouldn’t mind, to be sure. Unfortunately, it does come down to one of those ‘Do I have the right build for this, or will I look like an absolute tool?’ dilemmas. Although I will say I do enjoy the compliment. It does help. ;>
lokeanconcubine asked: Tattoos, freckles, fashions of the early 1950's, Steampunk, the velocity of an air-laiden swallow, ruby port, the scent of frankincense, screaming-red nail polish, submissiveness, and potato lefse.
- Major, major, major turn ON. There’s something special about someone who’s not afraid to make such a permanent mark on their flesh, especially if that mark is not regrettable. I find body art/modification, tattoos included, to be incredibly attractive in most circumstances.
- TURN ON. Many times, it goes hand-in-hand with red-heads and gingers, which is another turn on of mine anyways. But freckles, on their own, I’m fond of because they often leave intriguing patterns on peoples’ skin. Nothing quite like finding constellations on a special someone’s back, and stealthily playing connect-the-dots with a pen.
Fashions of the early 1950’s:
- Turn on! This era in fashion development is actually quite fascinating to me. It’s immediately within the cusp of the post-world war world! Parisian fashion houses are back on track, shortages and rations of materials are ended, new synthetic fabrics are becoming more popular, and fashion styles are made much more versatile because of it. It’s an excellent period in that respect, otherwise it’s terribly atrocious from a social justice and civil rights standpoint.
- TURN ON. Especially if it’s done well, it gives the opportunity to make fascinating twists on costumes. Not to mention my bias for alternative and speculative historical fiction, it’s close to my heart. I think I might have worn a pith helmet in the boudoir once.
The velocity of an air-laden swallow:
- Depends on how heavy the coconuts are. ;)
- Also, African or European?
- Oh, and Turn-on!
- Turn on. For its worth, it’s not a bad wine. Normally I don’t go for fortified wines, but when I do, it’s at least a Port. Ruby Port, by virtue, is easy to come by anyhow. And it’s not a bum wine usually. :>
The scent of Frankincense:
- Depends on the context. I enjoy the smell, but I’ve got a history with the stuff. They use the stuff in censers at the Catholic church I used to work at. No, I was never Catholic, but it was a paying gig and a consistent one.
- Without my own given history, it is a general turn on. I like incense anyways.
Screaming-red nail polish:
- Turn on! I’m usually a fan of how some nails can be done, and red is one of those colours that I think can go with most things.
- Turn on~ This is another one that depends on context and technique, though. Because, much like dominance, it requires a certain chemistry between the parties involved and if it doesn’t feel right, then you’re doing it wrong.
- FETCH THE MOP, THERE’S A SPILL IN THE DAIRY AISLE. But seriously, I don’t think words can properly describe how much of a turn on this is for me. Great Gods, yes.