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Hi. I live in Toronto and I go to school for institutional communications/film and video. I like/create/act in movies both old and new. I am open to all genres of music. I have a penchant for video games, and a voracious appetite for monsters and creatures. And when I want to be a rugged block of ice hardened to the outside world, I turn off the lights, switch on my blog and turn to the magic of the internet. This is my blog: a digital notepad for future ideas the most part, with a few dashes of self-expression. I write things from time to time. If you have any questions, ask away.


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theoddmentemporium:

Sin-Eater
Up until the late 19th century various villages throughout England maintained a curious ilk of beggar known as a sin-eater. These men would be summoned, naturally by the lure of a handsome pay cheque, to eat bread, partake of alcohol and recite ritual over a fresh corpse, in the belief that by these means the sin-eater would take into his body the sins of those who had died without chance to repent. The sin-eater would receive his pay and the deceased would enjoy an easy ascension to the heavens.
An account of Richard Munslow (d.1906)[1], the last sin-eater of England, reads thus:

By eating bread and drinking ale, and by making a short speech at the graveside, the sin-eater took upon themselves the sins of the deceased. The speech was written as: “I give easement and rest now to thee, dear man. Come not down the lanes or in our meadows. And for thy peace I pawn my own soul. Amen.

In Funeral Customs (1926) Bertram S. Puckle tells of a Welsh sin-eater in 1825 who, “Abhorred by the superstitious villagers as a thing unclean … cut himself off from all social intercourse with his fellow creatures … he lived as a rule in a remote place by himself, and those who chanced to meet him avoided him as they would a leper. This unfortunate was held to be the associate of evil spirits, and given to witchcraft, incantations and unholy practices; only when a death took place did they seek him out, and when his purpose was accomplished they burned the wooden bowl and platter from which he had eaten the food handed across, or placed on the corpse for his consumption.”[2]
Unapproved of by the church the practice faded out towards the end of the 19th century.
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A fascinating idea.

theoddmentemporium:

Sin-Eater

Up until the late 19th century various villages throughout England maintained a curious ilk of beggar known as a sin-eater. These men would be summoned, naturally by the lure of a handsome pay cheque, to eat bread, partake of alcohol and recite ritual over a fresh corpse, in the belief that by these means the sin-eater would take into his body the sins of those who had died without chance to repent. The sin-eater would receive his pay and the deceased would enjoy an easy ascension to the heavens.

An account of Richard Munslow (d.1906)[1], the last sin-eater of England, reads thus:

By eating bread and drinking ale, and by making a short speech at the graveside, the sin-eater took upon themselves the sins of the deceased. The speech was written as: “I give easement and rest now to thee, dear man. Come not down the lanes or in our meadows. And for thy peace I pawn my own soul. Amen.

In Funeral Customs (1926) Bertram S. Puckle tells of a Welsh sin-eater in 1825 who, “Abhorred by the superstitious villagers as a thing unclean … cut himself off from all social intercourse with his fellow creatures … he lived as a rule in a remote place by himself, and those who chanced to meet him avoided him as they would a leper. This unfortunate was held to be the associate of evil spirits, and given to witchcraft, incantations and unholy practices; only when a death took place did they seek him out, and when his purpose was accomplished they burned the wooden bowl and platter from which he had eaten the food handed across, or placed on the corpse for his consumption.”[2]

Unapproved of by the church the practice faded out towards the end of the 19th century.

[Image Source]

A fascinating idea.

Tag(s): #misc
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karenalmiatyera:

Reshiram & Zekrom as Bionis & Mechonis of Xenoblade Chronicles (First photo).

Bionis & Mechonis official Art (Last photo).

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vanillakiwi:

Noncanon Pokemon concept art

Beautiful~

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Tag(s): #goats
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ginsengandhoney:

happy odaiba day! here’s a quick thing of this jerk

Awesome design.

ginsengandhoney:

happy odaiba day! here’s a quick thing of this jerk

Awesome design.

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Feelin’ like this lately.

Feelin’ like this lately.

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I recently finished the Nausicaa manga (and watched the film a while ago), and I just wanted to note that I really like the design for the God Warrior. It’s hard to believe that something so horrifying came from the mind of Miyazaki.

I recently finished the Nausicaa manga (and watched the film a while ago), and I just wanted to note that I really like the design for the God Warrior. It’s hard to believe that something so horrifying came from the mind of Miyazaki.

I don’t care what anyone says. You were a great companion, Fi. 

I don’t care what anyone says. You were a great companion, Fi. 

My goals for Anime North: Yotsuba&!, the latest volume of Ikigami, an ocarina, a few posters and of course, more volumes of this lovely manga I found called The Summit of the Gods. 

My goals for Anime North: Yotsuba&!, the latest volume of Ikigami, an ocarina, a few posters and of course, more volumes of this lovely manga I found called The Summit of the Gods. 

Who is going to Anime North this year? I’m cosplaying as Joel from The Last of Us.

I love this guy’s character design.

I love this guy’s character design.