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dorian-rising asked:

Hey there! So I've been working with mercurial energies lately (Hermes and The Alletori in particular) and have been meditating on the 4th pentacle of mercury from The Key of Solomon. I want to start casting with it but I don't know the full inscription. I figured out the outer verse pretty easily but I can't figure out the inner one. The only translation I've found so far is "IHVH, fix Thou the volatile, and let there be unto the void restriction." Any thoughts?

Absolutely 0 thoughts on this I’m afraid. Solomonic magic is something I’ve never studied. I feel like tumblr user Graycloak may be able to help you out with that.

February Recap

Eating/Drinking

- cocktails at Rebar
- deep dish pizza at Lou Malnati’s
- the Truman Capote at Dorian Gray bar - vodka, chambord, cranberry juice, gingerale, fruit
- Bark Thins snacking chocolate in dark chocolate pretzel
- sesame honey almonds
- hot chocolate at City Bakery
- donut at Glazed and Infused
- prosciutto and cheeses and grapes and strawberries
- big fat mozzarella sticks from 200 5th
- Owl’s Brew Cocktail Teas
- Chicken sandwich with gruyere and caramelized onions at The Burger Bistro

Reading

- Don’t Point That Thing at Me by Kyril Bonfiglioli
- The Blazing World by Siri Hustvedt
- Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh

Watching

- Before Sunrise
- Before Sunset
- Stories We Tell
- The Real World Chicago
- Mansfield Park
- Water For Elephants
- Married at First Sight - why is no one talking about this show???
- a million old episodes of Dance Moms
- Ain’t Them Bodies Saints (I loved this)
- North by Northwest

- and The Slap, featuring my pal Nancy!

Wearing

- floral knock off Docs
- faux leather backpack
- pale jean jacket
- Gingerale perfume/ Salt Air perfume from Demeter Fragrance Library
- the body shop peach lip butter
- Rimmel BB Cream
- DuWop iced tea lip treatment in Butter Rum
- Stila Face the Day
- Stila Major Lash mascara (new favorite mascara)
- Cor Balmy tinted lip balm in Trouble and Strife
- anything to keep out the cold

Listening

- O Vertigo - Kate Miller-Heidke
- Good As Gold - The Apache Relay
- Octahate - Ryn Weaver
- #88 - Lo-Fang
- Kisser - Step Rockets
- Fire Meet Gasoline - Sia


January here.

onewierdboy asked:

Do you read a lot of classics? If so could you recommend some of your favorites?

I actually haven’t read many classics, but some of my favourites are:

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott 

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

I know someone who is reading The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde and she’s really enjoying it too. I haven’t read it yet, but I want to. 

Anyway, I hope you like the recommendations! 

anonymous asked:

What's your favorite book? Are you a reading person?

Making History (Stephen Fry) & The Picture of Dorian Gray (Oscar Wilde). Sometimes I am, sometimes I’m not..

anonymous asked:

Mark Gatiss has said he is and was influenced by The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes when writing BBC Sherlock. A direct quote: ‘The relationship between Sherlock and Watson is treated beautifully; Sherlock effectively falls in love with him in the film’- MG. Also, books COULD NOT end in Johnlock bc Doyle would have been thrown in jail like his friend Wilde was for the homoerotic subtext in The Picture of Dorian Gray. It was a criminal offense @ the time 2 be gay/write about gay relationships

hi my father has read every sherlock book several times and he would like to remind you that theres close to none homoerotic subtext and also o h m y g o d s t o p BUYING INTO THE FUCKING QUEERBAITING CANT U SEE THRU IT 

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Nicknames: I go by Medusa, which is already a nickname I guess?? it’s more of an alias. I’ve had lots of other nicknames though.
Birthday: July 23rd
Gender: Female
Sexual orientation: Bisexual
Time and date at current moment: March 3rd, 2015, 1:46 PM
Average hours of sleep: around 6 or 7, maybe more if I nap
Lucky number: 6
Last thing I Googled: 80s trent reznor
First word that comes to mind: fuck
One place that makes me happy: Disney, usually. Crowded places.
How many blankets I sleep under: 1 and a half
Book: Picture of Dorian Gray
Animation: Akira?
Tv show: Twin Peaks and Orange Is The New Black
Favorite beverage: Ginger beer
Favorite food: Sushi
Last movie I’ve seen in cinemas: Big Hero 6, I think.
Dream holiday: Dunno. Just somewhere different from here. 
Dream wedding: Not planning on getting married ever
Dream job: SUPERMODEL ACTRESS FASHION DESIGNER
Name: Medusa
Favorite color: Black, purple, red
Favorite fictional character: SWEATS