Are you oppressed enough to deserve an opinion?


I recently got told on the web that white people shouldnt complain when their history or culture gets misused or misrepresented because they arent oppressed enough. (????)

The mere fact that the person interprets “Swedish” and “Heathen” as “white” (is that an ethnicity?) kind of proves my point for me.

In some ways Urglaawe almost feels more familiar to me than most Asatru


Pennsylvania Germans

In some ways Urglaawe almost feels more familiar to me than a lot of other heathenry.

It is “theirs”.

So clearly Pennsylvanian German with a folkreligious/ethnic, contemporary feel to it that feels more like Swedish Forn Sed than most “Asatru” do.

It has this feeling (on surface at least) of context that i feel in (Swedish) Forn Sed.

Not something dug up from the Viking Age but part of living culture and regional folklore, reconstruction only being part of it.

(Note: Urglaawe and Forn Sed are distinct religions)

Memento Vivere (Vampire Web Comic)


 

http://mementov.com/

Fanny Niklasson Wihlborg is 25 years old and currently resides in Linkoping, Sweden, where she studies to become a psychologist and thusly be better equipped to mess with people’s heads. She has no official education in art or graphics but is self-taught.

I decided create Memento V simply to see if I could. I’ve had the urge to do a comic of some sort for many years, and now I feel I have enough stored ideas to write something worth reading.

The main inspiration comes from White Wolf’s line of games and literature surrounding their World of Darkness, but also from a range of other sources, and all of it is mixed together with my own thoughts and concepts, so this is not some “pure breed” of any kind, and therefore anyone familiar with the WoD can’t get bent out of shape because some things don’t work exactly as they do according to White Wolf. This is all according to me, and so, all bets are off.

Divine i Skillingaryd


 

Divine at Stockholm Water Prize 2007

 

They actually visited Skillingaryd, the little burg in wich i live.

Best evening here so far (and they hug a lot 😉   ).

I was there dressed in kilt and all.

A magical evening with some real impressions.

Otherwise impressions are rare here exept for the smell of cow dung.

Grammar on the news??? Handicapped accused of canibalism.


On the (Swedish) news  today the reporter thought he said: “Handicapped people who need assistance while eating”

What he REALLY said: “Handicapped people who needs help eating their assistants”

(“Som behöver hjälp att äta av sina assistenter”)

The consequences of todays attitude towards grammar.

This was not even the first example of faulty grammar resulting in an entirely different meaning in the news today.

In short, we are not listening to the news or communicating anymore.

We are deciphering…..guessing.

My Altar


6: 30 pm

Getting my new altar now. A big tree cub sawed by chainsaw. Seems fitting doesent it? Perhaps i can perform tonights blot on it.

7:30 pm

A friend is doing chainsaw art and i´m comissioning wooden idols from her now.

I´m making a Hof!

9:30pm

I have dedicated my altar. Smearing it with beer. Passing the goblet nine times around it. It is now my Ve, to be used in no other fashion.

Swedish traditional folksong – När som jag var på mitt adertonde år


Another swedish traditional folksong; “När som jag var på mitt adertonde år” (As I was on my eighteenth year)

När som jag var på mitt adertonde år, det var en vacker gosse som föll uti min håg. Den tänkte jag förevigt att få äga. Men denna min tanke rätt snarelig försvann, det var en annan flicka som lades i hans famn. Den liknar han vid rosende blomma. Nog än jag hållit fader och moder så kär, samt syskon och vänner, som älskat mig här, så går dock denna kärlek över alla. Tack för att du varit min endaste tröst och tack för alla stunder jag vilat vid ditt bröst. I himmlen skall vi åter bli förenta.

When I was on my eighteenth year, there were a beautiful boy that I liked* Him I wanted to own forever. But this my thought was soon to disapear. There was anouther girl who was put into his arms. Her he likens to a rosy flower. Though I have treasured my father and mother dearly, aswell as siblings and friends who have loved me here, this love surpasses them all. Thank you for being my sole consolation and thank you for all the times I’ve rested on your chest. In heaven shall we be united again.

Nour Al-Refai – Comedian / actress


Nour Al-Refai. Swedish comedian

Extremly good looking and charming.....and most likely a wee bit insane. Let´s just say she doesent censor herself.

Comedian / actress Nour Al-Refai. 20 years old she was born in Lebanon and is half Syrian half Lebanese. She grew up in the city of Lund in southern Sweden. Her humour has gotten her in trouble with the law....IN SWEDEN (that is worth anyones respect). She has been in several movies, including a "Wallander" movie. As far as i know she is now in the Swedish version of "Grease".

Photo: Fredrik Sandberg Scanpix published in DN.