here’s a silly thing to animate?
Because If you dont think Medic, Engie, and Carlos would get along, I dont think I understand how your brain works
Final Reel progression for my Body Mechanics class
So excited to move on from these but I sure learned a lot
colored old ones, drew a new one goODNIGHT
imagine a ghost getting brought back to life but they’ve been a ghost for so long that they have trouble adjusting. like, they keep running into walls and doors because they used to be able to just pass through them or they trip down the stairs because they used to float down them and sometimes they trip over their own feet because they forget how to walk all together
Arlo’s friend Immirr keeps making him flower crowns and forcing him to wear them. (Fullview for extra comments)
I get pumped around the end of August. WHAT YOU ARE SEEING IS RESTRAINT
Girls pose by a jail that recalls the witch trials of 1692 in Salem, Massachusetts. Photo taken in 1945.
I recently learned that the water in Salem was contaminated with the fungus from which LSD is derived and a legitimate theory for the whole thing is that everyone in the town was tripping balls
This might be the greatest thing ive ever seen on the internet
We did a whole massive thing on this in history. I believe the fungus in question is called Ergot and it’s terrifying. It makes your muscles spasm so when they had seizures that was the reason, not because they were possessed. One woman had to be strapped to her bed, she was seizing so bad. And, like ‘theybuildbuildings’ said, it had the same effects as LSD; as soon as you touch it, let alone consume it, it messes with your entire system. The worst thing is, you practically always had a bad trip. Many complained about bugs crawling under their skin or monsters emerging from the shadows to scratch and bite at them until they were screaming. It was a horrendous thing and the worst part is, Ergot is still around. It grows on crops and, if your wheat isn’t properly treated, it can be eaten and you’ll most likely experience the same as the women of Salem.
god i love history
This is hella cool and almost correct…
The effects on the people of Salem were probably from consuming bread with the fungus in it, not from contaminated water. And apparently rye is way more commonly affected than wheat. In fact, often the members of the clergy were able to afford nicer bread made from wheat and thus were not as commonly affected.
You don’t go on a spasm-y trip just by touching it. You have to consume it for weeks, which results in chronic poisoning. ( If you stop eating it early enough, you may recover. So when people suffering from these “demonic possessions” took refuge in churches and stopped eating low-grade rye bread they were sometimes miraculously healed.
More interesting facts:
Ergot poisoning can result in convulsions & hallucinations, or it can cause gangrene, depending on which group of active alkaloids are present. (Horrifying, either way.) It killed a lot of people in Europe in the Middle Ages.
In Europe, often there was a strong correlation between wet summers (which provide ideal conditions for ergot) and reports of witchcraft/ possession. And in Norway and Scotland, records of witch persecution are only found in areas where rye was grown and used to make bread.
And I just learned right now that one author dude translated the word “Beowulf” as “barley-wolf” which could indicate a connection to ergot. The LSD-like effects could be a valid explanation for stories of Old Norse warriors going into the a sort of trancelike battle rage.
(this is exactly the kind of stuff my
herbologymedicinal plants class is about, it’s so cool omfg. we had a lecture on ergot last week.)
I hope this will help you! (more stuff here)
I NEEDED THIS
if you want to watch let’s plays where the people involved aren’t huge misogynistic/ableist/homophobic/racist douchewads, please consider the following:
*please note that you might find their styles annoying/they might have said offensive things in past playthroughs but learned from their mistakes/they might yell at times or overreact to jump scares. i make no guarantees about quality. but these are the only lp-ers i’ve been able to watch multiple playthroughs by without wanting to throw myself out the back of a moving uhaul, so they get my stamp of approval (although personally i’d encourage you to watch toby’s older playthroughs like fallout because he’s gotten incredibly formulaic. like seriously. scroll ALL the way down).
Okay first day of college for me today, so a lack of activity will happen this month as I attempt to adjust, wish me luck guys.
Starting my Fan Expo pic collection with some Medic cosplay from friday! I’m the medic, corruptedcannibal is the Pyro. Let me know if you took a pic of me or my friend or if you are in these!
Meet Sable, the 1 in 100,000 melanic (oppsite of albino) Barn Owl that wasn’t rejected by its mother for its unique dark coloring.