The adventures of young Boneparte
Look at my friends baby skeleton. I hope he drinks lots of milk so when he’s drafted into the skeleton war he’s prepared for battle.
HES SO FUCKING CUTE
look what you did you embarassed him:
(skeleton war reference)
GIVE ME YOUR SKELETON
I HAVE A MIGHTY NEED
In some cultures mirrors are thought to have the power to capture and trap souls. In Serbo-Croatian cultures mirrors were often buried with the dead to trap the deceased soul to prevent it from wandering the Earth. Similar customs were also practiced in Bulgaria. Some cultures reportedly even cover mirrors during sleep or illness to prevent souls from becoming trapped in them if it would leave the body and roam.
Not surprisingly with the mirror’s reputation as being a soul stealer, the soulless vampire is often reported to not have a reflection in one.
When mirrors with trapped souls move to new homes, they are often blamed as the origin of hauntings. For example, this story about a couple of Londoners who picked a mirror out of the trash and moved it into their flat. They both then began to experience odd pains, depression, and one even reported awakening with deep scratches on his body. Rather than throw the mirror out, the pair opted to list the haunted mirror on eBay. You can still read the description for the auction online. Was this story a sales tactic? Maybe, but it is similar to hundreds of other haunted mirror stories.
It is also impossible to write a story about ghosts and mirrors without bringing up Bloody Mary, so consider this sentence to be the obligatory mention. Now, moving on…
Among the frequent ghostly mirror encounters are shadow people. Shadow people are those dark masses, often humanoid shaped, seemingly made up of a dense static material. Unlike traditional ghosts, light doesn’t even pass through their dense makeup. For that reason, some don’t even classify them as true ghosts because of these unique characteristics. Many stories involving shadow people also begin with a sighting in a mirror.
Mirrors are even used in divination. Catoptromancy and enoptromancy are practices in which mirrors are used to capture the reflection of the moon for the purposes of seeing the future. In cataptromancy, writing would appear in blood on the reflection of the moon. Ancient Greek texts even refer to practices similar this, in which a mirror tied to a string would be hung adjacent to a basin of water while the practitioner prayed to a particular god before gazing into the rig for answers.
If nothing else, the long history of mirror stories might account for its continued presence in modern ghost sightings and stories. As long as there have been mirrors, there have been weird tales about them. It makes one wonder if humanity isn’t much better than the cat who sees his reflection in a mirror for the first time and sniffs at it before swatting it with its claws.
- Me: What do you want people to know about PCOS?
- Respondent: I didn’t get PCOS by choice, yet my employer won't pay for the medical care I need because of “religious reasons.” I may never be a mother because of a company’s beliefs.
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A piano arrangement of Song of Storms from Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, performed by Hyun-Joo.1920’s Piano Bar Crime Drama Legend of Zelda AU. Smoke-filled lounges, hot babes and private detectives ok? Just. Yes. Ahhhhhh. What am I even
aww yeah that’s the good stuff
listening to this makes me -really- want to hear someone giving the song of storms a really crunchy boogie-woogie bassline