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Witchy Song Suggestions

Hello Family! I am with you today to speak about some of the songs which I listen to when I am trying to manifest. I may suggest some *Some of these songs may fall into more than one category.* Feel free to add songs!

Love/Romance Magick:

  • Wonderful by Lianne La Havas
  • Serial Killer by Lana Del Rey
  • Lovefool by The Cardigans
  • Little Numbers by BOY
  • Love by Lana Del Rey
  • Romanitcise by Chelea
  • A Dream by Rachmaninoff - Sung by Dawn Upshaw
  • Morgen by Strauss - Sung by Barbara Bonney
  • Hey Now by London Grammar
  • Like I Can (Cover) by Jordan Smith
  • Golden Slumbers (cover) by Jennifer Hudson
  • Bittersweet by Ellie Goulding
  • Warm on a Cold Night by Honne
  • River Flows in You by Yiruma
  • L’heure Exquise by Hahn - Sung by Susan Graham
  • The Way I Am by Ingrid Michaelson
  • Giant Steps by John Coltrane
  • Red Arrow by Gem Club
  • Blue Skies by Ella Fitzgerald 
  • Long Time Ago by Trad/Copland - Sung by Nathan Gunn
  • Chi Il Bel Sogno from La Rondine by Puccini - Sung by Renee Fleming
  • Claire de Lune by Debussy - Performed by Xavier de Maistre
  • Che Gelida Manina from La Boheme by Puccini - performed by Vittorio Grigolo or Luciano Pavarotti 

Sex Magick:

  • Is It a Crime by Sade
  • I Put a Spell on You by Nina Simone
  • Teeth by Lady Gaga
  • All Night by Beyonce
  • Hey Now by London Grammar
  • Tear You Apart by She Wants Revenge
  • Hummingbird Heartbeat by Katy Perry
  • Pillowtalk by Zayn
  • Do What U Want by Lady Gaga
  • Off to the Races by Lana Del Rey

Money Magick:

  • Dog Days Are Over by Florence + The Machine
  • Feeling Good by Nina Simone
  • Coca Cola by Beth Hart
  • Digital Witness by St. Vincent
  • 6 Inch by Beyonce
  • Money Honey by Lady Gaga
  • Beautiful, Dirty, Rich by Lady Gaga
  • National Anthem by Lana Del Rey
  • Million Dollar Man by Lana Del Rey

Luck Magick:

  • Tokyo by Lianne La Havas
  • Dog Days Are Over by Florence + The Machine
  • Feeling Good by Nina Simone
  • Primadonna by Marina and the Diamonds
  • Q.U.E.E.N. by Janelle Monae
  • Evergreen by Yebba
  • Right Place, Wrong Time by Dr. John
  • No Roots by Alice Merton
  • When the World Was at War We Kept Dancing by Lana Del Rey
  • Nagual by Trifolia 
  • Make Me Feel by Janelle Monae

Beauty:

  • La fille aux cheveux de lin by Debussy - perormed by Xavier de Maistre
  • Venus by Lady Gaga
  • L’heure Exquise by Hahn - sung by Susan Graham
  • Unstoppable by Lianne La Havas
  • Radio by Lana Del Rey
  • Bel Air by Lana Del Rey
  • Breaking my Heart by Lana Del Rey

Binding:

  • Paradise Circus by Massive Attack 
  • Work Song by Hozier
  • Summer Bummer by Lana Del Rey
  • In My Feelings by Lana Del Rey
  • Brother Sparrow by Agnes Obel
  • Wallflower by Agnes Obel
  • Avenue by Agnes Obel
  • Gold Dust Woman by Fleetwood Mac (good cover by Karen Elson)
  • Up in Flames by Ruelle
  • Body Electric by Lana Del Rey
  • Circle the Drain by Katy Perry
  • No Roots by Alice Merton
  • Hit Me Like a Man by The Pretty Reckless 
  • Backfire by Lana Del Rey
  • Goodnight Moon by Shivaree

Baneful Magick (Curses and such):

  • Paradise Circus by Massive Attack
  • Wallflower by Agnes Obel
  • Strange Fruit sung by Nina Simone
  • Sinnerman by Nina Simone
  • Seven Devils by Florence + The Machine
  • Power and Control by Marina and the Diamonds
  • Teen Idol by Marina and the Diamonds
  • Kill of the Night by Gin Wigmore
  • The Rake’s Song by The Decemberists
  • Humans by Sevdaliza 
  • No Rest for the Wicked by Lykke Li
  • Killing Moon by Roman Remains
  • Bones by Ms Mr
  • Limbs by Widdowspeak
  • Yubaba (Spirited Away Score) by Joe Hisaishi
  • The Raven by Alan Parsons Project
  • Neverland by Sisters of Mercy
  • Countdown by John Coltrane 
  • In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida by Iron Butterfuly
  • Bloodletting by Concrete Blonde
  • You Know that I’m No Good by Amy Winehouse

Power Gathering: 

  • Death Defying Acts by Angus & Julia Stone
  • Django Jane by Janelle Monae
  • The Curse by Agnes Obel
  • Superpower by Beyonce
  • Spectrum (Song and Album) by Florence + The Machine
  • Sinnerman by Nina Simone
  • Edge of Seventeen by Stevie Nicks
  • Four by Miles Davis
  • Twice by Little Dragon (Lianne La Havas also does a beautiful cover)
  • Sarajevo by Max Richter
  • Retrograde by James Blake
  • Personal Jesus by Depeche Mode
  • With You In My Head by UNKLE
  • Out Alive by Ke$ha
  • Ninth Gate: Vocalise performed by Diana Damrau
  • Sunrise by Yeasayer
  • Castle by Halsey
  • Breath of Life by Florence + the Machine

Healing:

  • Dreams by Fleetwood Mac
  • Who You Are sung by Jordan Smith
  • Stevie’s Dream by Janelle Monae
  • Hunger by Florence + the Machine
  • Life Goes On by Fergie
  • Wonderland by Haley Reinhart 
  • Twice by Little Dragon (Lianne La Havas also does a beautiful cover)
  • Alive by Sia
  • Unbreakable Smile by Tori Kelly
  • Arabesque No. 1 in E Major by Debussy - Performed by Xavier de Maistre
  • Im Here from the Color Purple 

Meditation: 

  • Death Defying Acts by Angus & Julia Stone
  • Icarus by White Hinterland 
  • Love Drought by Beyonce
  • Twice by Little Dragon (Lianne La Havas also does a beautiful cover)
  • Sarajevo by Max Richter
  • Cranes in the Sky by Solange 
  • So Much More Than This by Grace Vanderwaal
  • Arabesque No. 1 in E Major by Debussy
  • La fille aux cheveux de lin by Debussy

Protection:

  • Safe & Sound by Capital Cities
  • Florets by Grace VanderWaal
  • Sarajevo by Max Richter
  • Alive by Sia
  • Ständchen  D.957 by Schubert - Performed by Evgeny Kissin
  • C’est L’extase Langoureuse by Debussy - Sung By Elly Ameling
  • The Fire by Kina Grannis
  • The Bird by Duke - Sung by James Taylor
  • Arabesque No. 1 in E Majoy by Debussy - Performed by Xavier de Maistre

Confidence:

  • Fashion! (Artpop) by Lady Gaga
  • ***Flawless by Beyonce
  • Bodak Yellow by Cardi B
  • Raining Men by The Water Girls
  • Sugar Pill by Kovacs
  • Q.U.E.E.N. by Janelle Monae
  • Oh No! by Marina and the Diamonds
  • Sisters Are Doin’ It For Themselves by Aretha Franklin
  • Land of Lola from Kinky Boots
  • Sex Is In the Heel from Kinky Boots
  • Screwed by Janelle Monae
  • I like that by Janelle Monae
  • Bad by Michael Jackson
  • Check it Out by Will.i.am & Nicki Minaj

Happiness/Just Good Vibes:

  • Blood (Album) by Lianne La Havas
  • Blue Skies by Ella Fitzgerald (or anything she sings)
  • Origami by Capital Cities
  • Pocket Full of Sunshine by Natasha Beddingfield
  • Rumors (Album) by Fleetwood Mac
  • Young Volcanoes by Fall Out Boy
  • Don’t You Worry ‘Bout a Thing (cover) by Tori Kelly
  • Seven Wonders by Fleetwood Mac
  • Happy by Pharrell 
  • Feel it Still by Portugal. The Man
  • Let’s Get Together by Beth Hart
  • Arabesque No. 1 in E Majoy by Debussy - Performed by Xavier de Maistre
  • Tightrope by Janelle Monae


I hope y’all find this useful! Feel Free to add songs! Also, email me at mojomidnight@gmail.com for any questions, follow my YouTube @ Mojo Magick for some Magickal content, and Be Blessed! 

Love, 

Mojo Magick

2017 Drarry Fics that Changed the World

This is not a 2017 “best-of” or “favorites” list, but rather a list to highlight some of the amazing ways that the Drarry fandom has been tackling important issues this year. It’s been exciting to watch and I’m so eager to see what everyone will come up with next. (Many of these fics fit more than one category, so the categorization is a bit random in places.)

Race/Ethnicity and PoC Representation

Changing Tides by @carpemermaidtales for HD-Erised: Draco has spent half of his life spouting the things his father has taught him without much thought about how he feels about what he says. When he unexpectedly comes face to face with the Dark Lord, he grapples with the harsh realities of the world and struggles with his changing views on life. Instead of doing what’s expected of him fifth year, he joins Dumbledore’s Army and learns how to defend himself, how to make his own choices, and how he can be something greater than his father’s example as he grows into his own man rather than his father’s shadow. The choices he makes change both his and Harry’s fates, intertwining their paths until they converge. Through tackling the cultural implications of PoC Harry, MA explores Harry coming to terms with his identity as an orphan without connection to his family.

Dear Enemy by @gingertodgers: An anonymous benefactor makes a generous donation to Harry Potter’s School for Squibs in exchange for a weekly letter from the Boy Who Lived. What begins as a chore soon becomes the only outlet Harry has to talk about the war, love, life, hope, redemption, his renewed obsession with a certain blonde nemesis and how he really, honestly, believes that this will be the year Puddlemere United reclaim the Quidditch League Cup. Dear Enemy features diversity in every sense of the word and PoC that don’t feel tokenised. And Draco, whose whiteness is always highlighted, having a mixed-race son whom he adores is especially exciting.

Hogwarts Crammer by @waspabi: ‘You’re a wizard, Harry’ is easier to hear from a half-giant when you’re eleven, rather than from some kids on a tube platform when you’re seventeen and late for work. Waspabi’s Hogwarts Crammer is compelling from start to finish, and features PoC Harry and Hermione.

Tales from the Special Branch by @femmequixotic: When Gawain Robards asks him to form Special Branch seven-four-alpha, Harry Potter knows they’ll have to work outside the confines of the law–even though they are the law. Tales from the Special Branch is amazing for lots of reasons, including PoC representation and Jewish Pansy! 

Wild by @seefin: “No,” Harry said, by way of greeting. Malfoy’s blonde head rose slowly, carelessly. “Get out.” “I feel as though we’ve already established this, Potter,” Malfoy responded. “And I feel that what we established was that you telling me to get out of places really doesn’t make me more likely to vacate them.Wild is a great story with lots of non-standard magic and PoC Harry.

Body Diversity and Fat Positivity

A Matter of Opinion by @goldentruth813: Harry and Draco have been together for over a decade with a life of happiness and memories to look back upon, but when one story in the Prophet questions their relationship, Draco finds the insecurity it weaves threatening to destroy everything they’ve built. GoldenTruth tells an amazing story of Draco coming to terms with his changing body as he learns to move past his insecurities.

The Words We Say by @agentmoppet: Harry knows with certainty that he and Draco Malfoy are in love. Until one day, he doesn’t, and then the only thing he knows is that he is losing him. A companion piece to A Matter of Opinion, and another great look at the story.

The Things We Did and Didn’t Do by @gingertodgers: Harry is due back from visiting Hermione and Ron in Australia, 3 months after finally spending the night with Draco. It’s time to DTR. Chubby!Harry and discussion of how body changes can cause anxieties about a relationship.

Age

Harry Potter and Draco Malfoy, 75 Years of the Golden Couple by @gingertodgers: The epic love story of Harry Potter & Draco Malfoy, narrated for the Daily Prophet (Or the Quibbler) from their rocky start at Hogwarts, to the fighting in opposite sides during the War, to the rebuilding, to the marriage/partnership until their old age. I would love something about the “big picture” of Harry/Draco’s relationship, from 11 years old to 110 years old! Another great one from GingerTodgers looking at the long-run of a relationship.

Night Changes by @writcraft: Draco and Harry have spent years dancing around one another, but Potter’s straight and married. Until one day he isn’t. This lovely fic has older, well-rounded characters who are still figuring life out.

Disability

Balance, Imperfect by @bixgirl1: When Harry sustains an injury in the line of work, he no longer knows how to navigate the life he loved, and finds help and solace from the most unexpected source. Balance is great because it consciously and tactfully tackles the mental health aspects of a disability and allows Harry to finally work through his trauma.

Mental Health

What We Pretend We Can’t Seeby gyzym: Seven years out from the war, Harry learns the hard truth of old history: it’s never quite as far behind you as you thought. My love for this fic knows no bounds, and anxious and obsessive Draco is one of the reasons. “You do understand that it’s not — that I’ll always be this person, don’t you? That you’re not going to calm me down with sex?”

Quiet by @silveredglass: Draco is alone in the Slytherin dorms until Harry starts coming to visit. Silv’s fic is amazingly sweet and atmospheric, tackling healing from war trauma.

The Malfoy Conudrum by Omi_Ohmy for HD-Erised: Harry’s miserable living with his memories at Grimmauld Place, so after a chance meeting he takes the opportunity to move somewhere new. His housemates, though, are rather unexpected. Especially the blond, pointy one… A great fic that deals well with depressed Harry.

Heartache by @bixgirl1: “Harry doesn’t think about Malfoy anymore. Not really. Not intentionally. What if the one person you least expect is the only one who really understands what you’ve gone through? This 8th year fic deals with PTSD.

Queer and LGBT Issues 

Adventures in Solitude (Are You There, Sirius? It’s Me, Draco) by @oceaxereturns for HD-Erised: Draco is grateful to have had Sirius’ portrait to confide in all those years ago, about his sexuality and unwanted feelings for a classmate named Harry. But when he gets the portrait out of storage after twenty years, the secrets he has kept from Sirius all along come out. Secrets about Draco’s role in the war… and secrets about Harry Potter. This fic does an incredible job of capturing teenage sexuality crisis and putting it into perspective later in life.

Out and the Open by @henrymercury: The war is over, and Draco finally has the courage to decide who she is. The war is over, and Harry finally has the freedom to decide what she likes. Trans!Draco and poly dynamics.

The Light that is Blinding Me by Leontina for HD-Erised: After Flourish and Blotts stop stocking the books of Harry’s favourite author, he is directed to a queer bookshop and discovers it’s owned by none other than Draco Malfoy, who has more in common with Harry than either of them realise. MA wrote this incredible, heartwarming fic that uses queer spaces and queer life as a setting; it is completely fluffy and romantic and 100% a love story with a happy ending; AND YET it also addresses all the nastiness in the political world—hate crimes, homophobia—and has the characters in the world, in public, engaging in it all. 

The Only True Goal of the Universe by punk_rock_yuppie: It comes up, as most juvenile things do, in a game of Truth or Dare. An 8th year fic featuring trans!Draco.

Gender, Consent, and Sex

Embersby @shiftylinguini: Werewolf Alphas aren’t meant to be alone, or to suppress their ruts indefinitely like Draco has been since he was bitten eight years ago. He needs company, companionship, to knot ― he needs an Omega Heat Companion. At least, that’s what the Healers say, and even Draco can admit contacting the person they’ve referred him to might be nice. Of course it turns out to be bloody Potter. Groundbreaking AOB that subverts standard power dynamics and trope-standard ideas about consent and restraint.

Cauldron Full of Hot, Strong Love by @aibidil: A group of wizards’ rights activists retaliate against the Ministry after Hermione Granger wages a campaign to outlaw love potions. The group invents a sexual assault potion that throws the Ministry into chaos and starts a debate about the horror of magic’s role in sexual assault. Auror Harry Potter, Potions expert Draco Malfoy, Senior Undersecretary Hermione Granger, and Wheezes’ love potion expert Ron Weasley are assigned to the case. As they pursue the attackers and navigate the murky legal nature of consent, Harry and Draco are forced to confront their own desires. I feel like an ass reccing my own fic, but I was told to include it. Consent! Love potions! Feminism! Political debates! 

Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstoodby @agentmoppet and @decanthrope: Harry’s used to finding distractions to avoid studying, but propositioning Malfoy to get rid of the pesky problem of their virginity is on a whole new level, even for him. This story is incredible for realistic sex, safe sex, awkward sex!

You and Meby @bixgirl1: When Harry sits down with Malfoy, he’s really only looking for a reprieve from the constant stares and whispers. (Mostly.) What he gets instead are a series of strange events that lead to a friendship that is something else, questions that nobody knows how to answer, and the realisation that the person that Harry doesn’t know how to hate, anymore, seems to be the person who knows exactly what he needs. A story in which everything is complicated. And yet, somehow, none of it is. A really fantastic story involving serious kink negotiation.

Family Dynamics

Shibboleths by @lol-zeitgeistic for HD-Erised: Muggle Immersion co-Professor Harry Potter spends his days hanging with his son, reading to his "dog,” teaching magical kids about the internet with his cousin Dudley, and irritating Snape’s portrait. He’s understandably annoyed when his cosy life is interrupted by the Headmistress hiring on Draco Malfoy to be Hogwarts’ new Ancient Magical Cultures and Spellcasting professor. But then the explosion happens, and it turns out they’ll all need Malfoy’s knowledge if they want the magical world to survive. Shibboleths is awesome for one million reasons, but one thing I love about it is the family dynamics: seriously enviable group parenting of children (Mum Three!), deep exploration of Dursley family issues, etc.

Walking on the Air by @frnklymrshnkly: In which Molly won’t stop themeing Christmas Eve and Harry has a rebellious streak. I can’t get over the family that frnkly paints here. Harry/Draco live in a townhouse with Astoria/Ginny/Luna to raise their children together. I want to live in this fic.

Poly Dynamics

Electric Light by @seefin His gloves are from last year and the left one has a small tear in the charmed leather that he has to keep out of sight of Professor Sprout, who would go into a whole lecture on health and safety if she saw it, and then insist he wore a pair from the lost and found bucket in the corner of her mouldy old office. Seefin writes this gorgeous little story that brings out the H/D/N relationship so incredibly well.

Electric Violet by @henrymercury: “If I could go back and tell my past self,” Draco says, as he hasn’t stopped saying yet and presumably never will, “that one day Harry Potter would present me with a large purple dildo…” He trails off, apparently unable to describe quite what the outcome of this hypothetical interaction would be. “Harry wins,” Neville wheezes, “it’s too good. It’s just,” Nev stops because he’s laughing too hard again, “Harry, did you think we didn’t have enough dicks between us already, or something?” I rec this fic constantly because it is so incredibly funny, but it’s also a wonderful exploration of a three-person relationship and henrymercury really highlights the way they each offer the other something unique.

Claiming of Grimmauld Place by @bixgirl1 for HD-Erised: When Grimmauld Place begins fighting against Harry’s ownership of it, he decides he needs help to train the historic home — but little does he expect that it’ll be Malfoy who’s most suitable for the challenge. However, as Malfoy and Harry get closer, Harry comes to understand that expectations aren’t always the best path by which to guide his heart — and in the process learns just what is needed to make a house a home. This fic is mostly great for other reasons, but it has a really lovely development of Luna/Pansy/Ginny as a side relationship, poly side ships being a trend in a lot of recent Drarry fic.

Media With LGBT Main Characters

This is an in-progress list, so more titles and categories will be added, but feel free to reblog and/ or add something!

Movies

 4th Man Out- A gay man goes through the process of coming out to his aggressively straight buddies. Comedy with a happy ending.

Adam & Steve- Ridiculous series of events during a relationship between two men. Bad comedy with a happy ending.

Beautiful Thing- A teenager dealing with his preoccupied mother falls in love with a classmate. Happy Ending.

Blue is the Warmest Colour- Coming-of-age romantic drama between two teenage girls. Unhappy ending.

Brokeback Mountain-A complex emotional and romantic relationship between two men in the American West develops between 1963 and1983. Unhappy ending. 

Carol- A forbidden affair between a young photographer and an older woman going through divorce during the 1950s. Happy Ending.

Capital Games- Two men fighting for the same position in a company struggle with their feelings for each other when forced to do a team-building exercise as part of a business retreat. Happy ending.

Dog Day Afternoon- Hostage drama based on the true story of a man who held up a bank to fund his partner’s bottom surgery. Unhappy ending.

Milk- Documentary about the life and death of pioneering gay politician Harvey Milk. Unhappy ending.

My Beautiful Laundrette- A young man living in london reunites with an old friend, eventually developing a romantic relationship with him after offering him a job running a laundrette to get him off the streets. Happy ending.

My Own Private Idaho- Two friends embark on a journey of personal discovery that takes them to both Idaho and Italy. Unhappy ending.

Pariah- A Black butch lesbian slowly comes to terms with her identity. Ambiguous ending.

Pride- The story of an unlikely alliance between striking miners in a Welsh village and London gay rights activists. Happy ending.

Shelter- Gay surfers fall in love. Happy ending.

Show Me Love- Two teenage girls begin a tentative romantic relationship. Ambiguous ending.

Tangerine-A transgender sex worker discovers her boyfriend and pimp has been cheating on her. Ambiguous ending.

Tomboy- A ten-year-old experiments with their gender. Ambiguous ending.

The Weekend-A romantic drama of a brief, touching encounter between two men. Bittersweet ending.

Tropical Malady- A soldier arriving to investigate the mysterious slaying of animals and a farm boy strike up a connection. Ambiguous ending.


  Books

Camp Rewind- Two women strike up a romance at a summer retreat.

Never Lose Your Flames- A fire elemental and the bounty hunter being paid to arrest him fall in love. 

Bad Boy- A transgender youtube star by day and vigilante by night, a job goes south and someone is out to ruin Ren’s life, leaving him struggling to clear his name.

Of Fire and Stars- A magic user and future queen falls in love with a princess, and her husband-to-be’s sister.

If I Was Your Girl- Trans romance written by a trans author

The Fifth Season- In the distant future, nature ravages the land, with a select few being able to control it. Main characters include a bi man, a gay man, and a trans woman.

Six of Crows (two book series)- A gang of thieves take on their most ambitious job yet- stealing a magic-enhancing drug. Features a lighthearted love story between a sharpshooter and the demolitions expert.

Into this River I Drown- A man searching for the truth behind his father’s death falls in love with his town’s guardian angel.

Not Your Sidekick- After failing to manifest powers, the local superhero duo’s daughter takes on an internship with their super-villain rival, and falls in love with her. Also has a trans boy.

Chameleon Moon- A group of people struggle to survive in a city of magic and turmoil. Has a married lesbian couple, several gay characters, and a nonbinary character.

Last Seen Leaving- After his sort-of-girlfriend vanishes, a closeted kid is forced to team up with another friend of hers, and develops feelings for him along the way

The Lightning-struck Heart- A wizard and a knight are sent to save the knight’s boyfriend, and fall hopelessly in love along the way. There’s also a gay dragon.

The Girl With the Crooked Fangs- A half-vampire develops a crush on her daring human friend.

Ice Massacre & Ice Crypt (two book series)- A mermaid hunter develops feelings for an old friend of hers, who happens to be one of the mermaids she’s sent to kill.

The Coldest Girl In Coldtown- Vampire story with a twist, and both  a bisexual and transgender main character.

The Foxhole Court (3 book series)- Neil, a gifted Exy player with a rocky past, joins a competitive team. Several gay and bi characters, including the protagonist.

The Raven Cycle (3 book series)- A group of boys and a girl who serves as a psychic amplifier try to find and awaken a Welsh king. Stars a romance between a boy who can take things out of his dreams and a magician.

Shallow Graves- A girl awakens several feet underground, at the same moment when all birds in the nearby vicinity drop dead. She struggles to piece together the identity of the killer while finding out what she is. Bisexual protagonist.



TV Series

In The Flesh- Kieran, a Partially Deceased Syndrome (PDS) sufferer, is brought back to live and returned home. He’s gay, as are various other characters.

Carmilla- Lesbian vampires! Plus a nonbinary character played by a nonbinary actor

Skam- The story of teenagers in a secondary school, with each season being told from a different characters point of view. Several gay main characters.

Shadowhunters- Hard to explain, but has both a gay and a bi character.

The Get Down- The lives of a group of nyc teens in the 1970′s, with two of the characters in the latest episode stopping just short of kissing

Torchwood- About an agency created to control alien beings. Lots of bi and gay characters.

The Magicians- A group of students at a college train to use magic and defend themselves against an enemy from another dimension. The protagonist of the series is a bisexual man, and there’s also another gay main character.

Everything I Use to Make Learning French Fun (Reading & Listening)

[[one of my followers asked how I immerse myself in French and the culture. all my favorites are starred. add your own and i’m open to specify more on certain categories. and i’m considering doing a post on listening and speaking]]

Books
*Le petit prince
*Petit nicolas
*L'etranger
Asterix
Alice au pays des merveilles
*Classic fairy tales!
(I recommend that you read comics…lots of them)

Movies
*A la folie…pas du tout
Le petit prince
*Amelie
Les Choristes
*Les Intouchables
*Oss 117
*bienvenue à marly-gomont
*il a déjà tes yeux
*Une femme est une femme
Paris je t'aime (this is barely in French but good for culture)
*Bienvenue chez les Ch'tis
LOL
*Ratatouille

Music
Anything by:
*Stromae
Indila
*MHD
Maitre Gims
Coeur de pirate
*Edith piaf
*Zaho
Zaz
RIDSA
*Tal
Djany

TV
Miraculous ladybug
Lazytown
Nina
*T'choupi
Disney movies
*The get down (i usually just watch netflix series in french…they’re usually available)
*The long long holiday
*C'est mon choix
*Extra french
Parks and recreation
Recherche appartement ou maison

Youtube
Sananas
Damon and jo
Comme une française
*Antastesia
So andy
*Cyprien
7jours
*(In general lyric prank videos!)

ALSO I SUGGEST LISTENING THE RADIO FRENCH RFI

Francaisfacile.com as well

Also don’t sleep on duolingo or memrise

And don’t neglect getting writing and speaking (including conversation–irl and/or online) practice!

Check the french tag on my blog as well
Types of NHL Captains

Dad Captains

  • Alex Ovechkin
  • Zdeno Chara
  • Nick Foligno
  • Mikko Koivu
  • Derek MacKenzie
  • Henrik Sedin
  • Blake Wheeler
  • Henrik Zetterberg

Best Friend Captains

  • Claude Giroux
  • Max Pacioretty
  • Joe Pavelski
  • Steven Stamkos
  • Jordan Staal & Justin Faulk

“Give Me the D(efensemen)” Captains

  • Mark Giordano
  • Andy Greene
  • Erik Karlsson
  • Ryan McDonagh
  • Alex Pietrangelo

Plain white boy Captains, some ugly and pasty, some okay (figure that out for yourself)

  • Jamie Benn
  • Sidney Crosby
  • Ryan Getzlaf
  • Connor McDavid
  • John Tavares
  • Jonathan Toews

Beautiful Captains

  • Roman Josi
  • Gabriel Landeskog

“Dear God Give Him a Nap” Captain

  • Anze Kopitar

Ok so I’ve finally gotten around to doing this highly requested post based off this post and I’m sorry to all those who had been waiting for ages for it to come out but here it is!!!

How to Annotate a Novel Efficiently

Look I’m actually doing the play Medea at the moment so this can be used for other texts apart from novels too!

Like I’ve said before, I know lots of people don’t want to taint their texts with writing and highlighting, but to me, it is so so satisfying when I finish with a fully annotated book with tabs flying out of every page and all that, plus it acts as a sweet resource once it’s done.

((Hopefully by the time you’ve gotten around to this level of annotating, you’ve read through your text already and maybe even put down some initial thoughts in the margins.))

To put it simply, I have three levels of coordination when it comes to annotating a novel: words, tabs and sticky notes.

1. Sticky notes

  • Use for big chunks of text you can’t fit in the margins of your book, such as summaries of characters, themes, etc
  • They can also get those big chunks of info to stand out from the rest of the novel
  •  If you’re reading a larger text with chapters, it’s quite handy to use big sticky notes to summarise each section. 


2. Tabs (and highlighting)

  • Yep so these are the tabs I have sticking out of my book and they’re used for quick references, where I can easily search up a type of quote quickly in the novel without having to flip through every page.
  • The colours of the tabs I use are the same colours as my highlighters, so it is easy to see where the quote is and which tab it corresponds to.
  • ACTUALLY HIGHLIGHT the specific quote rather than leaving a tab there by itself, for future reference when you need a specific quote, but if you’ve got a massive chunk that is just too important to pick out a small quote, use a square bracket on the inside margin. Smaller quotes are better.
  • Have a tab for broad topics such as characters, themes, literary devices, plot developments, context, etc. If you have more colours, you can always make your categories more specific (for me, the character of Medea is separate to the rest of the characters)
  • I write the main idea on the tab itself, a.k.a. the reason why I highlighted or tabbed that quote there.
  • Which quotes to highlight depends on

a)     What we go through in class

b)     What is written as an important quote in the text guide we are given/the internet suggests

c)     What I think is important. If you’re not sure, ask yourself WHY is that quote important and if you can answer that, highlight it!!!

 

3. Words

  • The further explanation of quotes is written on the actual pages, and often right under a tab to elaborate.
  • I recommend using a thin pen as in 0.38 to really fit in as much as possible.
  • This step as well as tabbing is so so important, because you can highlight as much as you want, but it really won’t mean anything until you’ve written down its significance, and even if you have an amazing memory, this is vital ok. Even a few words along the margin explaining the quote can mean the difference between good writing and great writing in your upcoming essay.
  • What do I actually write? If it’s a literary device, I’ll name it (e.g. Metaphor) and explain its symbolism, or the author’s intention for putting that in. If it’s a theme related quote, I’ll explain the message that the author is trying to convey through that quote. If it’s a character related quote, I’ll explain how that quote adds to their character, maybe finding contrasts, etc.
  • Supplies that I used were:

- Mildliners (pink, orange, yellow, blue, aqua; gotta get that colour coding)

- Pilot Frixion Point

- Uni-ball Signo TSI (erasable like the frixion pen so that if I’m not too sure about what I’ve written as an annotation, I can check with the teacher and erase if need be)

- A set of 1000 tabs in total, divided among pink, orange, yellow, green and blue

- Pastel square sticky notes

As an optional step, I highly recommend making use of the back cover or spare pages in the book. I use them for writing definitions of recurring words, good vocabulary to use in the future when writing the essay and also character maps, explaining the relationship between each character.

I hope you all find this helpful!

((disclaimer: this is just how I do it so don’t shank me pls))

Kate xx

anonymous asked:

why do you hate bhb?

HWHO’S READY FOR ANOTHER NOVEL OF A POST? I KNOW I AM! (i’m supposed to be doing laundry rip, it can wait another day)

BHB reptiles is a reptile distributing and breeding company owned and operated by Brian Barczyk. It is most popular from its show “SnakeBytes”. In this show, he shows of his collection of upwards of 80,000 snakes and other reptiles. Throughout the show, you can see how he keeps his animals; most, if not all, are in improper conditions and in result to this, many are sick or mite infested. Though I’m honestly just going to list off all the reasons that I hate him and BHB because I haven’t slept in 2ish days and…. I’m not great at writing like this.

#1: He is horribly neglectful to his animals.

You can’t tell me that an alligator is happy living in a kiddie pool

Or that a GIANT snake such as a reticulated, african rock, or burmese is happy living in a tub so small that it takes up HALF of it.

And it’s not just giant animals that are in terrible tubs, most of his ball pythons and colubrids are in horribly small enclosures as well.

He is also guilty of buying animals without ANY research beforehand and those animals dying. Prime example is when he first tried getting into the leopard gecko business: https://youtu.be/uSJmHzq8Q8c

just listen about how he talks about them “this is my baby” to “gonna be pumpin out leopard geckos” like? No these are another form of free money to you…. even his WIFE knows that he kills animals.

I’m sure there’s more in this category that I’m forgetting, but… you get the point.

#2: He’s a scammer.

He may not sell his animals for the most money, but the animals he sells aren’t even worth THAT. There are countless reports of his animals showing up with RI’s, mites, and even incorrect gene listing. And when they contact him about this? He disappears or calls them “haters”. A prime example of this is this post: http://www.faunaclassifieds.com/forums/showthread.php?t=211323

I’m not incredibly clear on the whole scaleless ball python scandal, and probably someone could fill this in better, but from what I’ve gathered, he killed one of the scaleless ones and refuses to answer any questions about it.

He is also guilty for flipping animals. Most of his short tails he orders in then IMMEDIATELY offers them to sell for “discount” prices. I wouldn’t be surprised if these animals died from shock the second they got put in yet another box.

#3: He has the audacity to call himself the “face of the reptile trade”

As someone who has kept reptiles for over a decade and has spent a TON of hours volunteering to help people get over their fear of snakes, Brian’s “edutainment” is the worst thing I have ever seen. If you are trying to show people that snakes are not something to fear, DON’T HAVE THE MAJORITY OF YOUR VIDEOS BE VIDEOS OF YOU GETTING BITTEN BY SNAKES! This confirms people’s fears! He says that he wants to protect the reptile hobby, but by doing this he is ENDANGERING it. He’s trying to be the next Steven Irwin and is failing at it horribly……….

There’s probably more that I’ve missed. @i-m-snek has a great tag of all the failings of BHB, i believe its #bhb critical; definitely give it a look.

Ugh just…. I used to be a fan of snakebytes until i realized how terrible it is. They are essentially a puppy mill for reptiles. 0/10 would not recommend EVER.

decay

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Two flavors of rescue bots characters:

1) actual rays of sunshine, seem to know what kind of show they’re in and are happy to be here

2) fucking dillholes who want to be in a more gritty, serious tf series but instead they are stuck in transformers: care bears edition