For all my fellow queer witches and crystal-lovers. Starting at the bottom left of each letter: P - garnet, beach agate, red tiger’s eye, red jasper, carnelian, carnelian, carnelian, sunstone, tangerine quartz; R - carnelian, citrine, topaz, orange calcite, citrine, tiger’s eye, rutilated smoky quartz, amber, aventurine, jade, unakite; I - malachite, blue apatite, bloodstone, moss agate, emerald, green calcite; D - angelite, lapis lazuli, dumortierite, kyanite, chalcedony, blue lace agate, sodalite, agate, ocean jasper; E - amethyst, chalcopyrite, ametrine, amethyst, lithium quartz, rose quartz, rhodochrosite, iolite, amethyst, lepidolite, pink opal, lithium quartz. Happy Pride, y’all.
Rep. Al Green (D-Texas) is already drafting articles of
impeachment related to Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey, believing
there’s enough evidence of Trump’s obstruction of justice to begin an
impeachment inquiry (not to mention Trump’s blatant violation of the
Constitutions emoluments clause by profiting off his presidency, and much else).
But Democratic leaders are pushing back,
warning there aren’t enough facts to justify an impeachment inquiry at this point, and, in any event, such
an inquiry would politicize ongoing
the three previous impeachment inquiries in the House (involving presidents
Andrew Johnson, Richard Nixon, and Bill Clinton) rested on less evidence of
obstruction of justice than is already publicly known about Trump.
Comey’s testimony to
Congress is itself more than enough – confirming that Trump demanded Comey’s loyalty, asked Comey to stop investigating Michael Flynn, repeatedly told Comey the FBI investigation was a “cloud” on his presidency, and asked
Comey to declare publicly that Trump wasn’t an object of the investigation
In addition, we have Trump’s interview
with Lester Holt on NBC and Trump’s subsequent meeting with Russian officials
in the Oval Office. In both instances, Trump connected his firing
of Comey with the Russian investigation.
Also bear in mind the
obstructions of justice that caused the House to impeach previous presidents concerned
issues far less serious than Trump’s possible collusion with a foreign power to
Democratic leaders say they don’t want to talk about impeachment now because they’re worried about politicizing the current
congressional investigations, which aren’t impeachment inquiries. Hello? Republicans have already politicized them.
The real reason Democratic leaders don’t want to seek an impeachment now is they know there’s zero
chance that Republicans, who now control both houses of Congress, would support such a move. So why engage in a purely symbolic gesture?
Democratic leaders figure that between now and the
midterm elections there will be even more revelations from non-partisan sources – future testimony by Trump operatives like Michael Flynn and
Roger Stone, early reports from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation,
and leaks to the press – that will build the case, and fuel more public outrage.
That outrage will give Democrats a strong chance of taking back the House and maybe even the Senate. Then they’ll really impeach Trump.
I can’t argue with the
political logic of Democratic leaders. And if their strategy will lead to
Trump’s ouster sooner than any other way, I’m all for it.
But here’s the problem. It’s not clear America can wait for the midterm elections, followed by what’s likely to be a long and drawn-out impeachment investigation, followed by a trial in the Senate. (Note that none of the presidents listed above was ever convicted by the Senate and thrown out of office.)
With each passing day, Donald Trump becomes a greater danger to America and the world. We don’t have time.
The advantage of introducing a bill of impeachment now – even attempting to do so – is that such an action might itself galvanize the vast majority of Americans who want Trump out of office. It could mobilize and energize people around the most important immediate issue facing the country.
Never underestimate the power of a public aroused to action. It is worth recalling that Nixon resigned of his own accord before the House had even voted out an impeachment resolution. The American public demanded it.
Nope. Not in the slightest. He was a moody teen who was scared shitless just like anyone else would be, but he was called a coward for it. He had to be “””redeemed”” for his awful crimes of being a kid going through a lot of shit. So obviously the ultimate punishment for being a believable character is to kill you off and do a complete 180 on your personality and make you boring as hell.
Honestly I wish Steven died. Like have him die and mentally retreat into his gem. Have him see Rose there kind of like in Storm in the Room. Have him ask her to take his place, that she was a better leader than he will ever be. Have Rose look him up and down and refuse, have her admit her mistakes, and have her feel remorse for those she hurt thanks to her thoughtlessness. Give them a little heart to heart and then steven understands that he has to be there for the ones he loves. He can’t be like Rose and just abandon them. Then bring him back to life and don’t explain it cause who the fuck cares.
5 Worlds Book 2: The Cobalt Prince is officially releasing May 8, 2018! We can’t wait for you to get your hands on a copy and continue with Oona, An Tzu, and Jax on their journey to save the 5 Worlds. You’ll meet some new faces too! (like that little green buddy there :D )
Preorders are available here or from your favorite book seller.
Stay tuned in the coming weeks for previews of the interior pages from book 2.
My headcanons for how everyone reacted when Harry + Draco announced they were dating:
Ginny Weasley Knew before they did and encouraged Harry to ask Draco out. Rather than face her older brothers’ and parents’ well-intended attempts to “cheer you up a bit”, Ginny then spent three months back-packing through South America. Luna flew out to join her on a trek to Machu Picchu. By the time they got back Ginny was so giddily in love that her mum could, finally, relax and get to know Draco.
Luna Lovegood Nodded happily and pointed out that “Draco has been in love with you since 5th year”. Harry and Draco gaped at her and then each other. Draco in horror, Harry in delight. They then disappeared for 40 minutes, reappearing with slightly red eyes and massive grins. From then on Harry stopped telling people “I’m dating Draco” and started saying “I’m in love with Draco”.
Ron Weasley Got Harry drunk one night and labouriously explained that a person does not sacrifice themselves for their best mate during a giant enchanted chess game, survive a dunking in the Great Lake, face down giant spiders and spend an eternity camping with them while on the run from “a noseless snake-botherer”, only to then ditch said best mate just because he has the bad taste to develop a ferret fetish.
Hermione Granger Honestly had no idea. When pressed she admitted that Harry’s fixation with Draco at Hogwarts had been a bit obvious but, what with running for Minister of Magic, launching the SPEW foundation, chairing the Muggle-born outreach program, consulting on the rebuilding of Hogwarts, moving in with Ron and learning to crochet, she really hadn’t given Harry’s love life much thought.
Pansy Parkinson Was happy for Draco, despite avoiding Harry out of embarrassment over the whole “trying to hand him over to the dark lord… thing”. Nothing Draco said could persuade her to spend more than 10 minutes in Harry’s company. Until one day Harry turned up at her office, spirited her away for a long lunch and explained that if he was going to marry Draco he would need some help choosing the rings…
Narcissa Malfoy Ignored her husband’s outrage and spent two hours reassuring Draco that Lucius would come around before fixing Harry with a steely smile and suggesting they take a turn around the Manor rose garden. Harry refused to tell Draco what they talked about but he did agree to spend every other Christmas with the Malfoys in the South of France.
Lucius Malfoy Came around.
The Weasley family Were worried about Ginny for a while. Then George noticed his Mum knitting a giant, lime green ‘D’ onto an electric orange jumper and they all felt a lot better.
Dean Thomas Didn’t say much but two weeks later an owl arrived with one of Dean’s Hogwarts sketchbooks. It was from their 8th year and included multiple sketches of Harry and Draco covertly watching each other across the Great Hall. Harry was mortified. Draco has one of the sketches framed on his desk.
Seamus Finnigan Was still demanding “pics or it didn’t happen” at Harry and Draco’s 10 year anniversary celebration.
had a problem with the whole ‘soulmate’ deal, unlike some of your more passionate colleagues. It’d never
sparked up much of a reaction in you, because honestly, who had the time to
actually care? Besides, it did turn
out to be rather amusing, most of the time.
you were in the middle of discussing an important project with your professor,
for example, and you felt something ticklish on the inside of your arm. You’d
always been susceptible to even the slightest brush of the fingers, so you bit
your lip hard to stop yourself from laughing out loud.
finally got to leave, you made a pit stop at the bathroom, to get a napkin or
something to wipe your cut lip—go figure, you’d managed to bite it that hard—and you looked down at your
wrist: the source of your problems. Looking at the squiggles on it, you felt
like you were supposed to get angry, but honestly, the basic math problems
drawn crudely with black ink made you laugh out loud. Sure, you got some strange
looks from, like, one person for doing that, but you could tell your soulmate had to be hilarious.
again, unable to resist smiling when you saw—and felt—more black ink being
scribbled furiously onto your delicate skin. Your soulmate must have been
having a math test or something soon; why else would they have been writing all
that on their hand? Though, really, what an amateur move.
great delight in re-telling the story to your friends later, but it seemed like
they’d reached the point where they were just tired of hearing you talk about
your soulmate all the time. But
really, they seemed great—and you really, really
wanted to meet them. It’s just…you had no idea how.
Who knew a
single conversation could change it all?
“Coltricia” - Inspired by a chance sighting of a small, iridescent, tigerseye-looking bolete mushroom last fall.
This is easily the largest piece I’ve made in years (9x12″) and probably the first time I’ve ever actually used one of the ‘true green’ prisma pencils. :’D I tried to focus on composition, value, and texture with this one, and I can’t wait to use what I learned here in the future. Wip shots: i, ii