"Other parts of ancient Eurasia had traditions of third-gender spirit-people. Herodotus and Hippocrates both discuss the “enarees”, or male-to-female transsexual shamans among the ancient Scythians, who “mutilated” their genitalia and took on female roles. They were said to be the most powerful shamans of their people. Ovid actually claimed that some Scythian priestesses knew how to extract “female poison” distilled from the urine of a mare in heat, with which to dose men in order to feminize them. The average person might throw this off as silliness, if they didn’t know that pregnant mare’s urine is the main source of Premarin, the most widely used estrogen drug today. They also ate a lot of licorice root - so popular among them that the Greeks to whom they exported it referred to it as “the Scythian root” - which is also an anti-androgen."
Ergi - The Way of the Third (via regionalholidaycaptain)
I’m always so curious about past ways people have done hormonal/bodily alterations. . There is a farm i’ve heard about in eastern Washington where a couple trans women are harvesting wild yam root and using it to make estrogens (the extract of which is normally used in bioidentical progesterone). I know large amounts of saw palmetto can nearly stop androgen production in the body; and that lavender extract can cause camab bodies to start producing more estrogens and has nearly identical effects as estrogen- doctors actual ban it from being used on skin treatments b/c of how it ”stunts puberty” and causes ”gynecomastia”. I dont really recommend anyone use herbal routes, unless its the only thing you can do, but I really wish something of these knowledges of our past survived.
(also, premarin has been widely replaced by estrodial, which does not come from an animal source, jus fyi.).
(Source: bad-mojo, via mumblingsage)
once a girl in my biology class asked if the sun had bones
Once a girl in my spanish class asked if fish was a dairy product
once a girl in my biology class exclaimed, “i didn’t know you breathed when you were sleeping!”
Once a guy in my health class argued with the teacher for an entire period that peanut butter was a meat
once a girl in my world history class asked me if england was in china
Once a girl in my history class asked if beavers built the Hoover Dam
Someone in my English class once thought that if it was windy outside you couldn’t get a sunburn. (They were explaining why they had a sunburn).
Once a girl in my science class was surprised to learn that garbage did not create flies.
Also, when my teacher asked which country produced the most food annually and fed most of the world, this same girl said “Africa.”
If that was in high school, I’m starting to wonder if we’re talking about the same person….
Nope, this was in college, which makes it so much worse.
Ah, the gems we heard from that girl. Yet, oddly enough, when it came to Arab politics, she was a fucking savant. Like, she knew the entire political history of Iran, but didn’t realize flies do not spontaneously erupt from trash.
Thor The Dark World Concept Art by Andy Park, Charlie Wen, Constantine Sekeris and Jackson Sze
reblogging cuz Frigga…. the sass is strong in this one…
I’m sorry, what the fuck is Loki wearing, power loafers?
Was he sitting down to read when the enemy attacked and he was like, “Shit, no time for boots! Lemme just rubber band these bad boys to my pants.”
No wonder the other reindeer picked on you, you dork.
Everybody on my dash all excited about Frozen and I’m still over here like, “SHE COULD HAVE BEEN BROWN.”
so you forgive that guuy?
I’m still mad, don’t get me wrong. Granted, it was never specifically about Fallout 4, but that’s where everyone went. It sucks that so many people got caught up in all of this, and it sucks being so excited for something just to have it ripped away like that. He’s a major asshole for that, which he admits.
But, if you didn’t read the AMA, all of it was something he’s written up. It was supposed to be a script for a Fallout New Vegas DLC if I remember correctly, but plans fell apart. So he used it to make the site, to try to force Bethesda to either make a reveal, or go public with any Fallout 4 plans, something that was really stupid to do. Bethesda did contact him, but obviously he couldn’t say what was discussed. He’s said that he plans on uploading the script for the DLC on fanfiction.net, and he’s releasing a CGI trailer after the 11th on this month, which was what he had planned to do when the countdown was finished. As much as I’m sure you all are pissed at him, as am I, I’m actually really interested and excited to see what he’s posting.
Side note, in his comments, he’s made references to Fallout 4 coming soon.
[–]DCHoaxerThe Villain of the Wastes -9999 points[S] 100 points 4 hours ago
You shouldn’t expect anything related to Fallout 4 today. But it’s close.
Now obviously, we would be stupid to believe anything he says, no matter how much we want it to be true.
But my point is, even if he’s full of shit, even if he’s actually telling the truth, we got something out of all of this. Unfortunately, we got the proof that it was fake, which is pretty shitty. But we showed how large and sometimes crazy our fanbase is, and that’s pretty great. It feels like the last month, the fanbase has expanded to sizes I honestly never expected. Yes, it sucks that it was fake. Yes, it sucks that we all got fooled. But if this doesn’t show Bethesda how invested we all are, I don’t know what will.
So yeah, I guess I do forgive him. That doesn’t mean he isn’t the biggest asshole because rest assured, he is. But he’s just another Fallout fan, who chose a stupid way to get Bethesda’s attention.
Plus everything on the site cost him roughly a grand, so there’s that.
My own thoughts:
As someone who followed this from the start, I’d just like to say I’m not mad at all.
No one was deceived that didn’t want to be.
Did he ever specifically say somewhere in his coding “hey, ya’ll, this is Fallout 4?” I don’t recall that he did. Hints and stuff, but nothing concrete. People wanted to believe it. As for the anticlimax, I honestly don’t think he wanted to reveal before the timer went off.
Unfortunately, I think Bethesda probably contacted him and told him to stop. So if you’re angry it’s over early, be angry at Bethesda for putting an end to the most interactive and intelligent Fallout fanwork we’ve seen.
have you noticed that when someone goes ‘i was bitten by a dog once and now I’m kinda wary around them’ most people are like ‘aw, I understand’ but if a woman says she’s been raped/abused by men in the past and is now scared of them she gets told she’s paranoid and needs to get over it?
I noticed that.
have you noticed that when a dog bites a person, it gets put down