systlin:

simonalkenmayer:

myusernameisstolen:

simonalkenmayer:

Slugs

I witnessed a massive slug migration. A ten foot span of sidewalk covered in about two dozen slugs, each varying in size from two to three inches. I stopped for a moment to admire them. It’s been a long while since I saw such fine specimens.

I wonder if they’re edible. I’ve eaten several kinds of snail, and at one time I used to gather them from gardens and sell them to ladies. Mixed with sugar, they liquefy and were at one time a highly sought after cosmetic item.

Simmer down, you gentle readers who want to shout at me “Leave the slugs alone Simon, you voracious bastard!” I would only eat one as a test, but I was on my way somewhere. If they turn out edible, well then they’ll have to learn to slither faster.

I would imagine so, but if they’re city slugs, they’re probably full of toxins…

Mmm…toxins.

I’ve looked into this previously because

A. I love escargot

B. I like foraging

Apparently they’re not recommended for human consumption, mostly because they can harbor a range of nasty parasites and diseases.

Seeing as you are

A. Not human

B. Are not susceptible to most illnesses or parasites

Then I’d say go for it. Let me know how they taste I’m curious and want to experience it vicariously through someone who won’t end up in the emergency room if they sample it for science’s sake.

Excellent. I should have tried them years ago! I don’t know why I didn’t except that I was so busy eating everything else.

gallusrostromegalus:

theshitpostcalligrapher:

Alright Good Folks, the First Poster is Live- the reason there are a few days in processing is because I have to get the prints in from the shop

I will try to get the navy seal copypasta up as a print as well by tonight. 

Feel Free to look and shop around for my quills while you’re there, have fun kiddos 🙂

GUYS BUY THESE THEY’RE AMAZING.

*smirks*

Spiders Georg Meme Calligraphy Prints

frankiezaltar:

simonalkenmayer:

frankiezaltar:

simonalkenmayer:

frankiezaltar:

simonalkenmayer:

frankiezaltar:

simonalkenmayer:

myusernameisstolen:

simonalkenmayer:

Slugs

I witnessed a massive slug migration. A ten foot span of sidewalk covered in about two dozen slugs, each varying in size from two to three inches. I stopped for a moment to admire them. It’s been a long while since I saw such fine specimens.

I wonder if they’re edible. I’ve eaten several kinds of snail, and at one time I used to gather them from gardens and sell them to ladies. Mixed with sugar, they liquefy and were at one time a highly sought after cosmetic item.

Simmer down, you gentle readers who want to shout at me “Leave the slugs alone Simon, you voracious bastard!” I would only eat one as a test, but I was on my way somewhere. If they turn out edible, well then they’ll have to learn to slither faster.

I would imagine so, but if they’re city slugs, they’re probably full of toxins…

Mmm…toxins.

I will collect you the slugs next time I find them munching on the cat food if you wish

Cat food?

Which brand? I draw the line at the Whiskas crap.

Scruffy eats pure balance turkey mix since I can no longer get Evolve locally. I really really miss that food he had less stomach issues with Evolve, but Pure Balance has been the most minimal in issues than everything else short of making him his own catfood ((learned the hard way easier said than done))

I make Goody’s food. Then again I have an industrial meat grinder.

I tried all the dog foods and just could not fathom how anyone could feed that crap to something they claim as a friend. But then again, my taste buds are very different.

Milkbones? Cardboard with a hint of games musk. Might as well be eating the box.

The meat grinder was part of my issue, I purchased all of the supplements that would be needed and found a rabbit supplier but getting my hands on a good meat grinder that would process bones whole other story as far as financial capability went.

Oh well Scruffy is an odd cat anyway who eats macaroni and cheese off the kiddo’s high chair and will get mad if you don’t let him have some of your pizza toppings.

Seriously not the healthiest for him at all the fluffy scavenger.

You can use a food processor so long as there is no bone

The research I had done suggested it would be nutritionally incomplete without the bone? This was about 4 years ago though and my memory is hazy on the exact reasoning so I probably will need to go look it back up.

But Tangents! Would you like me to collect you slugs? Lol almost forgot for a moment how got on to the topic of scruffys nutrition.

Yes? But calcium supplements exist and cat food doesn’t really contain much bone. Just toss them the odd bone.

Do you ever hear new terms or… classifications? for people like autism, adhd, transgender, gay, etc. and think “oh, that’s like so-and-so I met back when!” or “that’s just like this older concept”?

Hmm… well…not as such.

We didn’t have words for all these specific things, and most of the people who were those things never bothered to have a conversation about it for fear of being punished.

I’ll use “Joan of Arc” as a example, because I fought beneath her banner. When she was captured by the English, she was prosecuted as a witch, a heretic, and a cross dresser. She had no choice but to cross dress as armor only came on one sex and a battlefield is no place for a skirt. She had no choice. And though she may have actually merely wanted to eschew her femininity in pursuit of beliefs, she was not allowed to live so simply. They let her off with a warning, and then stole her clothes and left only breeches. Caught wearing men’s clothes a second time, she was put to death. One of her avid supporters, my liege, was (I’m quite certain) “gay” and kept it to himself, suffered horrible mental illness, and became a cancer on the people in his lands.

I can think of at least ten monks or nuns who were homosexual or quite possibly trans, who went into religious practices for a modicum of freedom and a sense that repentance was necessary to gain heaven.

Oscar Wilde wrote a book about male physical appreciation of a male and was imprisoned. He was forced to alter the text and recant.

In Nevada I worked with an engineer I know was a woman, but she worked on her own and never let it slip.

When I first came to my city, I worked in a brothel. It had “full service”, but the male prostitutes wore dresses, because otherwise the establishment defied decency laws.

You take my meaning.

They didn’t talk about it much and certainly not to me. I met people living as a gender whom I knew not to be that sex…because I have a sense of smell, but knowing the situation as I did, I behaved.

Now when I hear these terms I think…of only we’d had them. If only we’d given people the ability to declare ownership and agency. If only we’d afforded them the right to point at a TYPE of human and say “I am that” without fear…so many amazing people could have changed the world.

I believe that much of the evils of human psychology come from a sense of repression, the tension built up when one lies to one’s self. I have been waiting for this evolution for a long time, and I am pleased to welcome it.

The point is, sexuality and identity have always been complex, but society much more strict and therefore inflexible. I’ve heard people talk about how this new specificity of “categorization” is too much, and while I grasp what their point is, I think that my point is that humans cannot let go of stereotypes and labels until they feel acknowledged properly. You’re gay, pan, autistic, Samoan (just an example of a race and culture that are highly specific) – that’s lovely! But humans don’t ever feel comfortable just being “human” until they are acknowledged for who they are. A person whose culture is oppressed will stand up for it. A person who wants to be allowed to live in piece will attach their sexuality to a phrase so that they can be acknowledged. The labels are important, until they no longer are.

The first step is existing, the second identifying, the third accepting, the fourth living.

So yes, I’ve met people and thought “oh so that person would likely have self identified as trans,“ but no…I’ve never considered he new terms in relation to the old. The old weren’t specific enough. They were a tool of oppression, not recognition.

Does that make sense?

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