(When seppuku (切腹, “stomach-cutting”) just isn’t enough…)
For three years the priests would eat a special diet consisting only of nuts and seeds, while taking part in a regimen of rigorous physical activity that stripped them of their body fat. They then ate only bark and roots for another three years and began drinking a poisonous tea made from the sap of the Urushi tree, which contains Urushiol (same stuff that makes poison ivy), normally used to lacquer bowls. This caused vomiting and a rapid loss of bodily fluids, and most importantly, it made the body too poisonous to be eaten by maggots. Finally, a self-mummifying monk would lock himself in a stone tomb barely larger than his body, where he would not move from the lotus position. His only connection to the outside world was an air tube and a bell. Each day he rang a bell to let those outside know that he was still alive. When the bell stopped ringing, the tube was removed and the tomb sealed.
I’m so exhausted. On top of moving all of these stupid boxes everywhere, I have to do two weeks worth of homework in one since I’ll lack internet for a little while.
IT’S JUST TEDIOUS AND I’M WHINY
Tank cleaning day. You can really see Taco’s hooks in that one picture. :/
What a cutie. ♥ Love the decorations on the log.
“Come on, he shut down.”
I feel like the ANB cast is too focused on weight. Or maybe I’m just noticing it. Either way, I find it hard to be talk with Tina when she seems to worry about her weight a lot. I just want to grab her and tell her that she’s healthy and amazing and she shouldn’t worry about diets or over-eating. I wish I could tell that to a lot of people.
Following on from my incredibly scientific poll of the sibling status of Mycroft fans, I have the result. Because it is science, I have done a graph:
Clearly, then, an awful lot of us have something in common with Mycroft, and that is having a younger sibling. Of those who responded, quite…