mooncat_chelion: (kitty)
Call me old fashioned, but even in this shiny, computer-tech age, I still like to pay my bills by check. Regular, old, paper checks. Even with more and more companies touting how less wasteful paying on-line is and hey, I'm all for reducing waste. Especially junk mail, grr. But still, I also feel a need to, in a way, support the postal service. I buy local when I can, recycle as much as possible but if I do buy something online that I can't just drive to a store to pick up, it'll have to be shipped, and odds are, it'll be through the postal service.

Yeah, stamp prices will probably go up again in the not too distant future, and I'll grumble about them but I'll buy them. As much as I hate junk mail and waste, I love getting and sending letters, packages and neat things more.


and dragons:
Adopt one today! Adopt one today! Adopt one today! Adopt one today! Adopt one today!
mooncat_chelion: (sleepy)
I always feel a little off-kilter the first few days of Daylight Savings Time. The first day always feels like it zooms by, especially if I sleep in a little. (for me, this is sleeping in, I'm usually awake by 7 or 8 on the weekends, though technically to my brain it's still 8).


Whee, first thunderstorm, of sorts (right now it's mostly 'storm' and not so much 'thunder') of the year.


and dragons:
Adopt one today! Adopt one today! Adopt one today!

Ponderings

Jan. 31st, 2010 11:20 am
mooncat_chelion: (dark tower)
So as I'm out there shoveling the snow, which thankfully was light and fluffy, I started to wonder...

where did the notion of hatred between Vampires and Werewolves come from? Are there really any folkloric precedents for it, or is it strictly a modern invention? Granted, there are many different traditions, in both factions, of how one even becomes whichever beast, or what they feed on, weaknesses, strengths etc. (For example, most were-creatures tend to be the result of a curse, or a deal with a demon, or certain rituals, although other methods of shifting have been told about. Vampires can become as such in numerous ways as well, including drinking a vampire's blood, being bitten three times, curses and possession)

Why would there even be a conflict? Would it be because Vampires are undead (usually) and therefore unnatural, while weres are very much alive? In some traditions, Vampires can even shift into wolves, so is it strictly competition and territory?


In any case, the thoughts kept me amused as I shoveled. Whee.

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