This spell comes from the idea of “sweet talking” in order to achieve a goal. It works a lot like a honey jar which I have a post about if you’re interested in the history/how to make them. The sugar and honey act to “sweeten” your speech convincing the candle/spirit to work for you.
For this spell you will need:
1) Honey (or any other liquid sweetener ex. agave, syrup, molasses, etc)
3) Something to mix with
4) A bowl or cup
5) Candle of your choice
What you’re going to do is mix the honey and sugar until it makes a paste. It should be pretty thick and not too runny. Then, using a candle you have already put your intention into your going to smear some of the honey onto it. Be careful not to overcoat it as this can cause fires/uneven burning. With the rest of the honey you’re going to put it on your tongue (DO NOT SWALLOW YET) and “sweet talk” the candle. Tell it what you want it to do, when it will be done and how. After you have said everything you wanted to say light the candle and swallow the honey mixture.
This spell can be used for money, love, or anything else really. I have had amazing results using this for money and have noticed this spell always works fast when I’m in a hurry.
Additional ingredients can be added of course, for example when using this spell for money I usually use cinnamon (powdered) and bank dirt (I have a post on this!) Happy casting!
Ok that last post got me fired up so we’re gonna have a quick chat about queer history and respecting your elders.
Nothing makes me more angry then when I see some 14 or 15 year old kids try to talk over queer elders and tell them what they can and cannot say about themselves and about their community.
The queer community has a long, painful, and constantly evolving history. From things like early lesbian couples and Boston Marriages to Stonewall to the AIDS crisis, a lot of shit has happened, a lot of identities have existed and a lot of words have been used.
Remember that if you’re young right now, you grew up in a time completely different than that of queer elders. You didn’t live through this stuff but you’re coming into it and you’re expecting to bend it to your own thoughts and needs. And that’s ok, you’re allowed to want to better your community and you’re allowed to change things where you see problems.
The problem arises when you haven’t done your research. When you come into the community with no background in it and try to change things. When you don’t know what happened in the past, but you think it should change or you think you know how to change it.
So story time.
I live in a very liberal dorm. A very queer liberal dorm. And each semester we have guests come speak to us about whatever they do. A couple semesters ago we had Kate Bornstein come speak to us. For anyone who doesn’t know, ze is a trans author. A much older trans author. And the entire trans club at my school decided to attend hir talk. An email was sent out by the LGBTQ resource center beforehand explaining that if people chose to attend the event, they should be aware that ze was older and probably had differing views and to take it with a grain of salt.
So I attended the talk and first of all Kate is the loveliest human. Just very sweet and ze really wants to help queer youth. But, yes, ze is a little different than say a trans 15 year old. Ze explained how ze likes to use the word tr*nny. Why? Because when ze was figuring hirself out ze found a group of other trans people who referred to themselves that way and it felt like a family. Tr*nny became a family word. However, people in the audience immediately started questioning her on this. And being rude about it.
So my takeaways from this are essentially that this was carried out horribly. First of all, I find it cringe worthy that the trans club felt the need to tell us to “take it with a grain of salt” and I found it cringe worthy that these kids fought a trans elder on zir own life story.
Why? because this wasn’t a lesson in being queer now. This was a lesson in queer history. This was a person talking about what it meant to be queer in the past and educating us on where our community came from. And that’s important.
You don’t get to tell queer elders who they are. They know who they are and what they’ve been through far more than you do. You need to sit down and learn your history before you try to tell a queer elder what it means to be queer and what words they can and cannot use. Because you know damn well that if anyone tried to take your words away from you it would hurt.
TL;DR: the queer community has a history, please learn it before you try to shit on it
If you need educating, please read And the Band Played On by Randy Shilts and Odd Girls and Twlight Lovers by Lillian Faderman. They’re a good start, but there’s always more to learn, please don’t stop.
if you guys don’t know who “mad jack” churchill is then you’re really missing out on some pretty wild stuff here and I really wanna share this with you guys ok
let’s start with the fact that everyone was fighting with guns yet mad jack thought that only having a claymore sword, a longbow/barbed arrows, and bagpipes with him everywhere he went while wearing a kilt (despite not being scottish in any way) was a fucking grand idea and managed to make it through WW1 and WW2 alive without a scratch like a G
here’s a picture of him leading his crew with a sword in hand ready 2 fight like a bad ass
when he wasn’t fighting in the war he was a professional male model, a newspaper editor, a movie extra, and decided to devote a deep passion to playing bagpipes everywhere
he rode his motorcycle all over india and stopped when he crashed into a water buffalo
he rode a motorcycle while at warlike it was no big deal or w/e
he gave 0 fucks
nothing got in the way of him and his bagpipes which he was constantly playing even during battle because mad jack’s pipes stop for no one
he lost his sword during a hand-to-hand fight and walked all the way back to that specific town to find it but ended up just getting pissed at a group of confused americans instead
he inadvertently saved a german commander’s life by inviting him to dinner with his wife after being released from capture like ???
the germans thought he was related to winston churchill so they put him in a VIP camp full of VIP people guarded by SS troops dear lord how is this guy still alive
and finally after the wars he retired to australia where he found a passion for surfing and scaring the shit out of australians every day just for a laugh because why the hell not
to conclude this long post this guy deserves his own movie by now so @ hollywood get on it
We’re sharing some of our favorite Black History Month figures you need to know about.
This is Bayard Rustin, a leading figure in the civil rights movement and advisor to Martin Luther King. He was the architect of the 1963 March on Washington and was heavily involved in the first Freedom Rides.
He was also gay and a registered communist who went to jail for his sexual orientation.
Although widely heralded, he was attacked even by fellow activists for his faith in nonviolence, unapologetic queerness, and attention to income equality. President Obama honored Rustin posthumously with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2013.
Today, on the 60th anniversary of Emmett Till’s death, I did an impromptu & unorganized black history lesson. I didn’t intend to do this but like the last tweet says, sometimes I get jacked about history & just go off. I might expand this & make it longer in the coming days.
francis: there are such things as ghosts. people everywhere have always known that. and we believe in them every bit as much as homer did. only now, we call them by different names. memory. the unconscious. camilla: do you mind if we change the subject? please?
Hip Hop Would Not Be The Success It Is Today If It Wasn’t For This Pioneering Woman.....
After watching her family on the reality series, The First Family of Hip Hop, I wanted to know more about Mrs. Robinson and her contribution to hip-hop which we don’t hear being acknowledged much. While creating this post, I’m also reminded about a post from a few weeks ago in my archive about black women’s contribution to music in which one of my fellow sista follower/blogger said and I’m probably paraphrasing, “I wouldn’t be surprised if a black woman invented hip hop.”
Sylvia Robinson (née Vanderpool; March 6, 1935 – September 29, 2011) was an American singer, musician, record producer, and record label executive. Robinson was best known for her work as founder/CEO of the hip hop label Sugar Hill Records. Robinson is credited as the driving force behind two landmark singles in the genre; “Rapper’s Delight” (1979) by the Sugarhill Gang, and “The Message” (1982) by Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five; which dubbed her as the “Mother of Hip-Hop”. Robinson received a Pioneer Award for her career in singing and being the founder of Sugarhill Records at the 11th Annual Rhythm and Blues Awards Gala in 2000. Robinson died of congestive heart failure on September 29, 2011 at age 76.
A movie about her life story is in the works. Read about it here.
I don’t hate Emma Watson. Tumblr loves hating on her, but I think the following should be made clear
-She has done work outside of Harry Potter, in numerous productions as well as modelling for the likes of Burberry.
-She is under no obligation to be okay with Belle’s corset. None. Beauty & The Beast is a fairytale moreso than a period drama. The notion that a woman has to wear anything makes me wholly uncomfortable. Lots of actors refuse to wear things or do particular things. They are people first, not puppets
-It is not Emma Watson’s fault the way Hermione Granger was written in the films
-After her famous feminism speech for the United Nations, threats were made against her by people claiming to be in possession of ‘nudes’. Her ‘white feminism’ did not protect her there
You can whine and whinge about being a ‘fashion designer’ but that is no excuse for old fashioned misogyny against women. You’re not cool when you bash Emma, you’re not groundbreaking or edgy. You sound bitter and awfully unpleasant. I don’t care if you are a film student / fashion student, don’t be a hateful jerk.
History Makers! We’re starting the daily countdown for our event we’ve been waiting for so long! Our anticipation is growing as much as yours is and we look forward to doing the fans and the ship justice with our event! Good luck to all of you with any projects you’re currently working on and we look forward to seeing them!
Remember that our event runs from Feb 7th through Feb 14th! Please get any last minute questions in before we start! Also, don’t forget to take the time to carefully and thoroughly read our pages/links for any further details!
Real answer? No (at least I don’t think??????). I’d happily date Andi, she’s the Stiles to my Derek (aka a gorgeous pain in my ass) but ever since I let it slip I’m not overly keen on Star Wars (sue me, I CAME FROM THE OCEAN ANDI, SPACE IS TOO FAR AWAY FROM MY MOTHERLAND) she vowed eternal
Each AP History class has slightly different DBQ rules. The average score for the DBQ is a 2 out of 9 which is bad for how easy the essay is. In my opinion, it’s the easiest essay. You have to know how to write it but you don’t need to know any actual history. Last year I didn’t even know the topic and I ended up doing well enough. Make it your strength. One good essay is key. This essay is a pain to write but it’s easy when you know what you’re doing.
During the reading time
Read the question and rewrite exactly what it’s asking. This sounds stupid but it really helps. It’s super easy to answer the wrong question. Make sure your essay talks about the question.
Take small notes about each document as you go, use easy words like positive, negative, social, political, economic, ect. You won’t know the groupings until you finish all the documents so it’s nice to have a few quick options.
After you read them for the first time, you probably have a better idea of your groups. Make sure you have three groupings. Make sure the groups answer the question. Go back and take note of what group each document is in.
Circle the author or the thing next to the author saying who they are. You’re going to need to notice this.
Underline a quote or a line. Just use that for your paper. Don’t try to reread the whole thing every single time.
Write your thesis. Write it. Seriously. It makes for an easier start.
Typically I like to have my groupings on the front of the paper, just a header with the numbers. It makes it quicker.
Start by writing the document numbers on the front page of the documents. Cross each number out as you use that document. It’s the easiest way to keep track. You need to use all the documents or all but one. Make sure you don’t lose points on this.
Write a strong thesis. The thesis is worth one point. Make sure it’s good. You don’t even need an intro paragraph. Just write the thesis and move on. Three part thesis works best. It gives you structure.
Try to use every document. If there is one you don’t understand, ignore it. Otherwise, at least make an attempt. Use the word perhaps! Perhaps isn’t absolute so it can’t really be wrong.
You only need to identify bias for three sources but try to identify bias for all of them. It can be as simple as “they worked for the government thus they support it as they want power and a job.”
Don’t use the word document. Use the author’s name or the document’s title. Example: “Document two says that the French revolution was a total failure” is not a good sentence. Instead say something like “DeGaulle believed that France was dishonored in World War II(Doc 4).”
Do put (Doc 1) at the end of the sentence where you reference the document. Just do it. The graders want to see it. It’s also easy to look back and check that you used all the documents
I have always been told to not quote the documents. Paraphrase them. Use at most ten words. Analyze the words don’t just use them.
You have to include a sentence or two about a document that should be there and tell why. If the topic is imperialism or Europe generally taking over the world, just say the voice of a native because they are the other side of the story. BS this part. Pick a voice that should be heard on the topic. It’s just going to be BS. Make it simple. But make sure you have this! It’s one point, it’s important. Do it first thing or do it last thing. DON’T FORGET ABOUT IT. Basically, it’s a point of view thing. What other point of view should you have to completely understand the issue?
You’re going to get bored and lazy. You don’t need a conclusion or an intro. For an intro, just a thesis works. For a conclusion, just scribble more BS down or just restate your thesis.
Other helpful tips(with some help from my friends)
Don’t cry even though you will want to
Make inferences. Doesn’t have to be right, just sound right.
The essay is long and dull. Just treat it as a marathon(because honestly with the three essays, it is). Keep a steady pace. You have time but not too much time.
Honestly, take your time. Your other essays can write. You probably don’t know much about the other prompts. Make sure you have all the points for the DBQ before moving on to the harder essays.
Believe in yourself. Believe you can do it. Trust yourself to do it right and do it well
Make sure your handwriting is rather legible.
You have to write in black pen. Be comfortable with writing in pen.
But you have know idea how much the team at Pixar researched about Mexican culture. From my visit to Mexico music was a huge part of the culture and musicians used the guitar alot. Unfortunately Guillermo del Toro's (producer of BOL) movies haven't been doing well. And (director of BOL) Jorge isn't barely known. Also coco is Co directed and written by Adrian Molina. Someone of Latino origin. I'm sure he understands the culture. Using the same holiday isn't really a rip off.
I have no issue with Pixar doing a well researched film on Dia de Los Muertos. My problem is that Disney and Pixer outright passed on A Book of Life and then decided “never mind we will do it” and then couldn’t even be bothered to hire an actual Mexican director. And then decided to have a plot very similar to The Book of Life, a film they, again, rejected because it would not get interest in America.
I am Latina myself. There is a difference between being Latino and being Mexican in this case. Dia de Los Muertos is a Mexican Holiday and they should have hired an actual Mexican director to actually do the project.
Again I am not going to stop people from watching this. Am I glad to see our cultures getting more attention, yeah. But I’m also not going to let Disney get away with what they did just because of whom they are. We need to hold companies accountable.
This isn’t about Pixar not being able to make a film like this. It is about the shady history behind this film and Disney’s treatment of A Book of Life before practically ripping it off.