notacentaur:

mjolnerding:

notacentaur:

I know Big Love isn’t that factual about LDS a lot of the time, but one thing that confuses me and I think IS based in truth is the idea of going to the afterlife with the family you’re sealed to, right?

So if you’re married and sealed to your husband, does that mean you’re only with his family and not like your mom/dad/sisters/brothers? And then are your daughters not with you if they’re sealed to a new family? Are you only with the male line?

As a self-excommunicated Mormon, I might be able to answer this with a little clarity, but I left the church fairly early, so my experience won’t be all encompassing by any means.

The idea of being sealed with your family has 100% to do with the male line/your first (and what the church assumes should be your only) husband. The same goes for your daughters—they’re sealed to their husbands, and so on.

This gets really messy in cases of divorce, and if you’ve never been married/are gay, you’re either pressured into a family you don’t want, or are significantly and largely shunned from your religious community. This is why gay is only okay when it’s invisible: you should still be fulfilling your duty to Heavenly Father/the Church in marriage and family, whether or not you’re actually oriented that way.

In cases of second marriages, etc. from what I remember, the right to get into Heaven (which is controlled by your husband, and thus the reason to get sealed: you’re basically a piece of his baggage that he drags along on his journey to deification, and not a “god” on your own right) is controlled by the first husband unless that first sealing is annulled by the Church (and this is a GIGANTIC pain in the ass, if you even ever get it). 

Without marriage, I believe women remain sealed to their fathers (sealing is typically done when you already have children, so when daughters get married, “giving her away” is actually pretty literal, and I believe a part of the closed door temple marriage ceremony still has some sort of ritual like this. But I left as a teenager, so I can’t say this for absolute certain). 

And if your family has never been sealed, or you’ve been married/never been married so you’re not in someone’s sealed family, the reason you’re either pressured into it or effective ignored is that not being sealed to a man in some fashion means that you basically have next-to-no entrance into Heaven. And for a man to go into heaven/ascend is a source of shaming.

TL;DR: yes, it moves exclusively along the male line.

If that was tl;dr for anyone then they’re not cool enough! that was fascinating. Thank you so much for that information!

One question: so if a guy is never married, does he stay with his father & mother’s family?

I guess this is also why sealing/dedication can be done to those who have already died? I think I’ve heard that, at least: when you convert, you can have all your ancestors posthumously converted as well, so they’ll be with you in the afterlife. Does that mean you could have someone sealed after they die, even if they were not sealed during life because of their own choice?

At least in my point in my life right now, I would absolutely hate this deal. I love my mom and dad and brother and wouldn’t want to go into the afterlife never seeing them again. I think I like my idea of heaven better.

Unfortunately, that part of it, I can’t answer. I would assume the unmarried guy doesn’t really NEED to be sealed, he’s still going to be a god of his own portion of Heaven when he gets there. But true story! Once you reach a certain age, the Church splits boys and girls into separate Sunday School classes, and the guys are taught all of this Heaven Ascension stuff, and women are…well. Taught to be submissive homemakers. So I’m not 100% on how that works.

(But it does make the idea of Singles Wards make a lot of sense).

On the concept of posthumous sealing: they do it with baptism, you can be “converted” after death (and against your will; IIRC, the Chruch came under a lot of hot water for the Baptism for the Dead practice because they edged in on holocaust victim territory at one point, and that would OBVIOUSLY make a lot of people very angry) and all of that, so the idea of sealing after death would make some modicum of sense in that regard too, yes. (And LMAO if you’re a woman, it’s so rarely about having a choice.)

The Church likes to present the idea of sealing as very family friendly: showing parents up there with their kids, all happy and “together,” but when you think about it, with your kids growing up, having their own families, etc., the idea begins to fall apart and not make a ton of sense.

azimedes:

I did the fastenings on the chest and back piece tonight.  I need to add side straps so the back and front don’t pop away from me some more.
I’m really pleased I got this stupid cigar okay. Can’t wait to be a space jerk.

GUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUURL

azimedes:

I did the fastenings on the chest and back piece tonight.  I need to add side straps so the back and front don’t pop away from me some more.

I’m really pleased I got this stupid cigar okay. Can’t wait to be a space jerk.

GUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUURL

pentaghastbooty said: May I suggest reading The Circle of Magic series by Tamora Pierce off that list you reblogged. It's an easy read but hella good

I’m sorry this took me 90 years to get to, wow. Tamora Pierce has been on my list a long time. Once I get through con season, I’ll definitely take a look! Thank you!

astarkbastard said: Do you hbe a Facebook fan page? I made a list of inspirational cosplayers pages and I would love to add to it! Sorry I'm mobile blogging or I could look it up myself!

Not a problem friend! 

I do; it’s Dragon Slipper Tailoring!

stellagrogers said: I have to say that I LOVE your StarLord mask! I'm also trying to do a fem!Peter Quill and I have to ask, how did you make it????? Thank you! :D

Aww, thank you so much!

I actually have a full tutorial for my mask right here! I hope that helps!

notacentaur:

I know Big Love isn’t that factual about LDS a lot of the time, but one thing that confuses me and I think IS based in truth is the idea of going to the afterlife with the family you’re sealed to, right?

So if you’re married and sealed to your husband, does that mean you’re only with his family and not like your mom/dad/sisters/brothers? And then are your daughters not with you if they’re sealed to a new family? Are you only with the male line?

As a self-excommunicated Mormon, I might be able to answer this with a little clarity, but I left the church fairly early, so my experience won’t be all encompassing by any means.

The idea of being sealed with your family has 100% to do with the male line/your first (and what the church assumes should be your only) husband. The same goes for your daughters—they’re sealed to their husbands, and so on.

This gets really messy in cases of divorce, and if you’ve never been married/are gay, you’re either pressured into a family you don’t want, or are significantly and largely shunned from your religious community. This is why gay is only okay when it’s invisible: you should still be fulfilling your duty to Heavenly Father/the Church in marriage and family, whether or not you’re actually oriented that way.

In cases of second marriages, etc. from what I remember, the right to get into Heaven (which is controlled by your husband, and thus the reason to get sealed: you’re basically a piece of his baggage that he drags along on his journey to deification, and not a “god” on your own right) is controlled by the first husband unless that first sealing is annulled by the Church (and this is a GIGANTIC pain in the ass, if you even ever get it). 

Without marriage, I believe women remain sealed to their fathers (sealing is typically done when you already have children, so when daughters get married, “giving her away” is actually pretty literal, and I believe a part of the closed door temple marriage ceremony still has some sort of ritual like this. But I left as a teenager, so I can’t say this for absolute certain). 

And if your family has never been sealed, or you’ve been married/never been married so you’re not in someone’s sealed family, the reason you’re either pressured into it or effective ignored is that not being sealed to a man in some fashion means that you basically have next-to-no entrance into Heaven. And for a man to go into heaven/ascend is a source of shaming.

TL;DR: yes, it moves exclusively along the male line.

Countdown to Guardians of the Galaxy || 3 Days Left!
In honor of the GOTG release this week, I’ll be posting a Star-Lord cosplay photo every day this week!

Peter Quill: mjolnerding [FB]Photography: emgiosia [website | FB]

Countdown to Guardians of the Galaxy || 3 Days Left!

In honor of the GOTG release this week, I’ll be posting a Star-Lord cosplay photo every day this week!

Peter Quill: mjolnerding [FB]
Photography: emgiosia [website | FB]

mjolnerding:

azimedes:

eelrak:

mustangkitty:

urbanberber:

Look we have so much in common already.

Yes, I am going to cosplay the shit out of Joffrey Baratheon.

Once I style this J-pop wig.

crying because you’re across the country and i can’t cosplay cersei with you

BRINGIN’ THIS BACK FOR AZIZA’S BIRTHDAY.

<3

LOL I DIDN’T DELETE THE ORIGINAL DAMNIT KARLEE HAHAHA <333

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More notes! THE KING DEMANDS MORE NOTES. And cake. Get the king a birthday cake.

Also I think this post needs to be an annual tradition.

WOW LOOK AT THESE MASSIVE NERDS.
Okay okay, but I&#8217;m actually making this post because it&#8217;s one of these nerds&#8217; birthday. azimedes is the best, and you should go shower her with love and dumb things today.
I know we haven&#8217;t been friends the longest in comparison, but you&#8217;ve changed my life in massive ways I&#8217;m not even sure you know or that I can even properly express.
DEAL WITH IT.
And you know, happy birthday I guess.

WOW LOOK AT THESE MASSIVE NERDS.

Okay okay, but I’m actually making this post because it’s one of these nerds’ birthday. azimedes is the best, and you should go shower her with love and dumb things today.

I know we haven’t been friends the longest in comparison, but you’ve changed my life in massive ways I’m not even sure you know or that I can even properly express.

DEAL WITH IT.

And you know, happy birthday I guess.