a word from k

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On the difference between Magic and "Magick"

Par the 15-18th century, the first popular use of the definition of this word “magick” was the exact same as ‘magic’, as until after early modern English they were in fact the same word with spelling variations, similar to how we use “colour” and “color” today. 

(chart demonstrates the usage/popularity of the spellings over time.)

However, this changed in the early 1900′s, as the word “magick”, was given a new definition to separate it from the general word “magic”. 

Magic with a “k” was a word repurposed by Aleister Crowley to separate mainstream magics, and refer to his own special brand of magic, which is used and taught in the path/tradition he started, known as Thelema. Though he has faded in popularity over the years, the word “magick” still refers specifically to Thelema practices. 

He defines “magick” as “the science and art of causing change to occur in conformity with the Will”. However, he goes on to explain in “Magick, Book 4”, that this means mundane actions done intentionally as well as magical ones, “What is a Magical Operation? It may be defined as any event in nature which is brought to pass by Will. We must not exclude potato-growing or banking from our definition. Let us take a very simple example of a Magical Act: that of a man blowing his nose”, (MagickBook 4. p. 127.)

So now you know when you search or speak specifically about “magick”, you’re really looking into Thelema practices, and unless you’re doing this before the 19th century, it’s not a general vague synonymous-seeming word for magic.

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To misuse language is to use it the way politicians and advertisers do, for profit, without taking responsibility for what the words mean. Language used as a means to get power or make money goes wrong: it lies. Language used as an end in itself, to sing a poem or tell a story, goes right, goes towards the truth.
—  Ursula K. Le Guin, from ‘A Few words to a Young Writer’

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The body a myth, parable / For what not even language / Moves quickly enough to name. / If I call it pain, and try to touch it / With my hands, my own life, / It lies still and the music thins, / A pulse felt for through garments.
—  Tracy K. Smith, from Duende; “Duende”
One Last Time, touken/tousaki fanfic

Summary: One of the many times Haise visits Touka in :re, and his last. Based on Mutsuki’s flashbacks from chapter 114. One-shot.

Rating: K+, fluff | Words: 4,362k | Read on AO3 - If you like it, please reblog! ♥

A/N: I missed writing tousaki so much *cries* I’m happy with the result even if it’s not extremely relevant. This would be what Mutsuki sees in his flashback, that everyone was wondering if he just followed Kaneki or something. This could also be the last time Haise sees Touka? I’m not sure, you can decide that for yourselves. If you liked this weird thing, feedback is always appreciated! <3 enjoy. 

Preview:

She takes his breath away; just having her near him is enough to make his heart flutter.

“Hi,” she says, smiling softly, greeting him with the most beautiful presence. Her eyes look kindly surprised to see him there.

She’s wearing a pigtail at the back of her head, soft stray strands of hair falling on each side of her face, one lock touching her right eye, stroking her eyelashes. She looks prettier than the last time he saw her, and seeing her with a new hairstyle is surprisingly refreshing.

Don’t say anything about her hair, don’t be an idiot, don’t s—

“Y-Your hair looks cute,” that’s the first thing he says.

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They knew each other better than anyone, better than they knew themselves. It was easy trusting each other. They did it without thinking. And they pretended it meant nothing that they would give up everything for each other. But giving up everything meant they had nothing left for themselves. They were both broken and empty. They destroyed themselves for love and lost it in the process.
Magic Kaito Chapter 36 [English Translation]

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Once We're Kings - Chapter 4 - Raeldaza - Les Misérables - All Media Types [Archive of Our Own]
An Archive of Our Own, a project of the Organization for Transformative Works
By Organization for Transformative Works

Their kingdoms have been at odds for centuries, so what will be a greater ‘fuck you’ than to send hapless knight Grantaire as their representative for Prince Enjolras’s queen choosing ceremony before he is crowned King?

Grantaire disagrees, but he doesn’t seem to get much of a say in the matter.

No one is really expecting anything to come of it, but trust Enjolras to defy expectations.

He looked at her sometimes. At the way the wind played with her hair and the sun reflected off the necklace she always wore. Even nature wanted to keep her in the spotlight.

He thought he wouldn’t be surprised if birds flew circles around her while small animals left the safety of the woods to play at her feet.

He wondered, when she yawned and laid her head on his shoulder, how she could do something as ordinary as sleep when she was so far from ordinary.

—  He asked himself everyday how he got so lucky
Can you please stop petting my husband?

Original request: Can you do one where T'Challa gets turned into a cat by Loki, but then Captain America finds him and he doesn’t know he’s a cat and starts cuddling him and babying him until the reader, T'Challa’s wife, explains what happened?  I would die laughing!

A/N: this wonderfull human @cupcakequeen1999 keeps giving me those great ideas! Go check out her own writing blog @cupcakequeen1999-3 she is getting started and she is a great writer! Also I wrote this while our ‘Easter Family meeting’. Happy (late) Easter or what you celebrate! Enjoy!

Warnings: Swearing (oh god, you know me already don’t you?)

Pairing: T’Challa x Reader, Loki x Reader (Platonic)

Word count: 1.2 k

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