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Book: Once a Witch  |  Author: Carolyn MacCullough  | Pages: 292

Review:

Tamsin Greene comes from a long line of witches, and she was supposed to be one of the most Talented among them. But Tamsin’s magic never showed up. Now seventeen, Tamsin attends boarding school in Manhattan, far from her family. But when a handsome young professor mistakes her for her very Talented sister, Tamsin agrees to find a lost family heirloom for him. The search—and the stranger—will prove to be more sinister than they first appeared, ultimately sending Tamsin on a treasure hunt through time that will unlock the secret of her true identity, unearth the sins of her family, and unleash a power so vengeful that it could destroy them all. This is a spellbinding display of storytelling that will exhilarate, enthrall, and thoroughly enchant.

My Thoughts:

Ahhhhh it was so nice to read a grown up book after months of reading children’s books (not that those aren’t nice and all). This book started out really great, it was just what I needed. I was attracted to the guy who would later become the villain but what else is new. Not much to say about this book, I didn’t love it or dislike it. Like I said it started off great but didn’t really go where I would have liked it to by the end. A wee bit cliche but still enjoyable. I don’t think I’ll continue reading the series.

Rating:
★★★

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“I was born on the night of Samhain, when the barrier between the worlds is whisper-thin and when magic, old magic, sings its heady and sweet song to anyone who cares to hear it.” 

- Once a Witch, Carolyn MacCullough

they live in the shadows of the world, whispering charms into the wind to carry their magic up to the stars, fingers crackling with electricity and sparks that shine like neon beacons in the darkness of the city at night. the world is not as it was, but there is magic is every corner, if you only know where to look. 

I'm hearing a lot of talk going around

…about how witchcraft is always tied directly to the devil and other horned figures, essentially verbatim.

Please stop trying to define witchcraft so simply. A) who actually cares what you think about what witchcraft is [sorry] and B) It doesn’t really fit into neat definitions, so if you’re forcing it into one you’re trying to push something and likely ignoring something else of equal value.

I really dig devil worship and horned deities can be pretty chill, guys, but even arguing etymology witches have not “always” and “indiscriminately” worshiped the devil or worked with him or mentioned any figure even similar to him in their work. I bring to the discussion ancient pagan witches (not dealing with the Devil obviously, and rarely dealing with Pan, Ammon, Hathor, etc.) such as Medea, Circe, Pamphile, or Erictho and in the same lands ages later the Fisherwife of Palermo, the benandanti and countless others which we have on judicial record or legend.

Stop with the forced definitions and classifications, you’ll all change your mind in like 4 months anyway when the next occult fads come about. Rant over

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Winds Of Salem; Part 37)

- Oh no! She’s Watching -

The sisters have escaped hell and Doreen’s aware of it. Doreen is angry, shes not going to give up on her  revenge that easily! Doreen watches the sisters through the flames of the underworld.

The charmed ones have been through hell and back, everyone thinks they’re dead… How long were they in hell for?

Belinda: “Something… Feels different.”

Beatrice: “I know what you mean. Doreen probably cast a spell on us from the underworld.”

Bianca: “Do you think she knows we’ve escaped?”

Beatrice: “Only time will tell… Speaking of time! Why did the portal take you to the 70s?”

Bianca: “I was so scared at first I had absolutely no idea! I was in some kind of disco dream… It was super weird. Then I got is the grasp of an incubus demon…”

Belinda: “An incubus demon! Bianca did you… you know.”

Bianca: “Yes it fed off of me…”

Beatrice and Belinda gasp

Beatrice: “Don’t worry, at least your alive, and your here.”

Belinda: “I don’t understand… The gods sent the time looper to us as a quest to escape hell… What did you find that was the key to our escape?”

Bianca: “This is going to sound even more crazy… I met mom!”

Beatrice & Belinda: “MOM!?”

Belinda: “You met mom in the 70s! Thats so witchin’ cool!”

Bianca: “I also saw you guys as children…”

Beatrice flinched

Bianca: “I thought we were born after the 70s? Whats going on?”

Beatrice: “There is something I need to tell you guys… Another time. Now we need to cover our tracks. We can just leave the graveyard with gaping holes in it’s burial section now can we?”

In hell Doreen cackles at the sisters worries

Doreen: “You witches will die!

anonymous asked:

I've noticed that all the prominent pink-haired characters (Kim, the Mizunes, Crona and Angela in the manga) are all either witches or have a witch in their bloodline. Assuming none of them dye their hair, this could mean pink hair = witch or witch(es) in family. But due to the existence of hair dye, DWMA/Shibusen doesn't find this in the least bit suspicious, and assumes all pink-haired students dye it. What do you think of this headcanon?

It is an interesting coincidence that there are so many pink-haired witches. Given the vast number of witches we have not yet met in this fictional universe, and assuming witches who are not pink-haired (Medusa, Arachne, Shaula) do not dye their hair, I am not yet willing to think that every witch has to be pink-haired.

But I could entertain the idea that maybe this set of witches have something else in common that is indicated by their hair. Maybe pink-haired witches are less ostensibly wicked? Or maybe younger witches have pink hair, then lose that color, along with their innocence, with time?

The caveat, however, is how varied anime hair is anyway, so it could just be a rule of cool aspect given that many non-white characters have unusually colored hair (Black Star). However, Soul Eater has in many ways stuck to realistically colored hair (even a white-haired/gray-haired kid like Soul).

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ROBYN HOOD VOLUME ONE: RIOT GIRLS

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More announcements coming out of the Zenescope 2015 Story Summit!

February 2015 will see the release of the first collection of my new Robyn Hood ongoing series. And the title is…

ROBYN HOOD VOLUME ONE: RIOT GIRLS

The whole thing is written by me, lettered by Jim Campbell (with the exception of #5), and colored by Slamet Mujiono. We’ve got a beautiful cover by Richard Ortiz & Ylenia Di Napoli that we’re using for the book.

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It collects:

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#1: Outlaw for Hire (art by Larry Watts)

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#2: Riot Grrrls (art by Claudia Balboni)


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#3: The Cabal (art by Claudia)

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#4: Robyn Hood & Red Riding Hood- City Lights (art by Tony Brescini)


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#5: Robyn Hood vs. Red Riding Hood- Grudge Match (art by Tony)

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#6: A Maid Marian Mystery (art by Jaime Salangsang Jr.)

I’m so, so, so very proud of the work we’ve done on this book, and I’m in love with the story, world, and characters that we’re building. It would be everything to me if you called your comic shop and asked them to pre-order Robyn Hood: Riot Girls.

Thank you!

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The Winds Of Salem; Part 36)

- Walking Dead -

An erie glow covered the graveyard… The moon was as bright as usual. The witches were finally back in Moonlight Falls. But all isn’t how it may seem.

Beatrice: "Thank god it’s you! We were getting worried!"

Belinda: “I can’t believe we actually just escaped hell!”

Bianca: “Like… Hell! We are super witches, we can get through anything! Haha, it’s like the 17th century all over again!”

Beatrice: "How long have we been in these ritual dresses…?"

Belinda: “Too long, I can’t wait to take these things off!”

Beatrice: "It’s good we escaped, but now we face more problems…"