That is why it is so important to let certain things go. To release them. To cut loose. People need to understand that no one is playing with marked cards; sometimes we win and sometimes we lose. Don’t expect to get anything back, don’t expect recognition for your efforts, don’t expect your genius to be discovered or your love to be understood. Complete the circle. Not out of pride, inability or arrogance, but simply because whatever it is no longer fits in your life. Close the door, change the record, clean the house, get rid of the dust. Stop being who you were and become who you are.
Stuff that is relevant to you. Don’t waste time and effort filling out pages of astrology if you aren’t interested in astrology. If you are never going to use the page for that information, don’t waste the page on it. Don’t be worried about what other witches have in their book. This is your book, not everyone’s. And if you are planning on creating some fantastic book that you’ll pass down to your future witch children, know that the your first one probably isn’t going to be the one you’ll want to pass down anyway. Likely information you once thought was important you’ll later find doesn’t matter to you at all. Let your first book be the one you can mess up and explore in. You need room to learn and grow, not worry about every little detail of what you might be missing.
With that said, here is a list of ideas for what you might want to put in your grimoire. This is a collection of ideas taken from all over. Remember to fearlessly scratch things that you aren’t honestly interested in:
-A book blessing/protection to protect it from wandering eyes
-Your personal pages: a page about you and your goals for the craft, the day you decided to be a witch, your natal chart/zodiac info for you and/or your so/birth tarot cards or birth playing card, your craft name or personal sigil if you have one, any psychic abilities you have
-A page for your personal correspondences: your signature herbs/rocks/scent/sound/animal, your craft name/sigil
-A page for your familiar/s if you have any: their given/secret name, their sigil, info about when you met them and when they left/died, what they helped you with, what they like, how they can be contacted
-A portrait of your shadow self
-A list of your current witch tools, where you got them, whats special about them, how they were consecrated (if they were), etc
-An ancestor page: this could be your family tree, pictures of your deceased, locations of graves, etc
-Info about the plants/animals/rocks in your area
-The wheel of the year, if that’s applicable to you
-Esbat/Sabbat information if that’s applicable (personally I only observe the full moon)
-The monthly moon names if you observe the changing of the moon: you can google and see which ones speak to you, or since they’re outdated you can make up your own (for instance I have a Coyote moon because the coyotes howl outside my house, rather than a Wolf moon)
-Any rites/rituals/songs/poems/pictures/quotes/spells/recipes/etc that are important to you and/or your practice.
-A page to keep a list of all your active spells/wards/enchanted items
-Deity: history/picture/correspondence of any deity you are interested in, for secret witches you can have an altar for them inside your book, entries of your relationship/experience with them, family tree of the pantheon if applicable. Even if you worship an entire pantheon, you don’t need to have a page for everyone in the pantheon. And even if you are a secular witch, you can still make a deity page if you so decide.
-Divination info for the practices you’re interested in: history, correspondence cheat sheet, any spreads you think are important, record your readings, a pendulum board in your book if you’ll use it
-Sigils: how to create/charge, sigils you’ve found helpful
-Meditation, Centering, Grounding and Shielding methods/techniques/symbols/pictures
-Dreamwork: a dictionary of your personal recurring dream symbols, a collection of your dreams written/drawn
-Spiritwork: any spirits you are or have been in contact with and basic information
-Correspondences (remember to think about what your correspondence is and not what some list on tumblr tells you): herbs, rocks and crystals, animals,metals, moon phases, planets, planetary retrograde, colors, directions, your witch tools (this is mostly kitchen tools for me)
I’ve read a lot of really good fic this year and I just thought the best of the best deserved some recognition. I tried to weed out the super popular fics, but some still show up because I love them that much. Also, the ships are numerous and varied.
Running on Air–eleventy7; Drarry Draco Malfoy has been missing for three years. Harry is assigned the cold case and finds himself slowly falling in love with the memories he collects. *I would murder people to protect this fic. It’s beautifully written, well-plotted, original, and it reuses certain sentences, making them more poignant the later in the story they’re used. Like, fuck me up*
the ghost of you–kissmesexybatman; Klance When Keith goes missing without a trace, all his family and friends are able to do is move on with their lives. When he shows back up after a year, they have to convince him they still want him back. *I may be slightly biased because the coolest person in the world wrote this, but let me tell you, it’s emotionally heartwrenching, wonderfully written, and gives you a happy ending without sacrificing the needs of the characters*
My soul is an empty carousel at sunset.–dawnstruck; Otayuri Yuri grows up and grows older and grows into himself. Otabek helps. It just takes a while to get there. *I’m demi and this fic described exactly what that experience has been like for me, as it features a demi!Yuri. Beyond that, it was sweet and genuine and I adored it*
“Y/N, when will you be home tonight?” Your mother asked you.
“Not sure. Peter and I have a Chem test on Monday and want to try and get a lot of studying in before then,”
“Meaning the two of you won’t study at all, but watch movies and then fall asleep on the couch,”
“Yeah, that sounds about right,” you you admitted.
“Alright, behave yourself and make sure you’re home by tomorrow morning,”
“Of course, mom. I’ll see you tomorrow!” You said as you left your house to head to Peter’s.
You and Peter had known each other for quite a long time, and you usually spent your Friday night’s ‘studying’ aka, attempting to study but ending up watching movies.
You would argue that you were Peter’s best friend, but Ned always says otherwise. But you and Peter were rather close, you were always spending time with him, and it was no secret to you that he was Spiderman.
And of course, you harboured feelings for the boy. For as long as you could remember you had had a crush on Peter Parker. And damn, were your feelings growing with each passing day. Peter, of course, had no idea, but you weren’t exactly sure whether that was a problem or not.
When you arrived at Peter’s door, you knocked and May let you in.
“Y/N! Peter will be so happy you’re here. He’s in his room, just go on it,”
“Thanks May! It’s great to see you,”
“Nice to see you too, Y/N,” She said as you walked away towards Peter’s room
“Knock knock,” You said, opening Peter’s bedroom door.
“Y/N, hey,” he smiled
You walked in and sat down on Peter’s chair, across from his bed where he was sitting.
“So did you bring your books?” Peter asked
“Of course not Parker. We never actually study, I thought why bother lugging heavy textbooks over here if we weren’t actually going to study,”
Peter laughed, “That’s fair, but I thought we could skip the movie tonight?”
“Skip the movie? Who are you and what have you done with Peter Parker?”
“C’mon, I had a better idea,”
“And what is this better idea of yours Mr Parker?” You questioned.
Peter smiled at you, stood up and walked across his room to his closet. He began stripping, pulling his shirt off
“Not that I’m opposed to this, but what are you doing Parker?”
Peter laughed, “I’m putting on my Spidey suit,”
“Oh, so not only are you getting naked, but you’re getting kinky,” you raised your eyebrows.
“Geez, Y/N, didn’t realize you were into that kinda thing,” Peter said, continuing to put on his suit.
“Oh there’s a lot you don’t know i’m into,”
“Oh yeah, and what’s that supposed to mean?”
“Play your cards right and maybe one day you’ll find out,”
“I’ll definitely keep that in mind,” Peter said.
He put the mask over his face and walked over and held his hand out to you,
“Shall we, my dear?”
“And what exactly are we doing?”
“Just, come with me,”
You took Peter’s hand and followed him out onto his fire escape.
“What now, Parker?” You asked
Peter wrapped his arm around your waist and said “Now you hold on tight,”
“Oh god,” you muttered, wrapping your arms around his neck.
Suddenly, your feet weren’t on the fire escape anymore, you could feel yourself flying through the air. Your heart was rapidly beating
“Don’t worry, Y/N, I’ve got you,” Peter said.
You tightened your grip on Peter, closed your eyes, and buried your face in his neck. You felt Peter’s arm wrap tighter around your waist.
Soon, you felt Peter hit the ground, and he slowly let go of you and your feet hit the ground.
You opened your eyes and looked around, you were standing on a roof,
“Where are we?”
“I found this place not too long ago, its nothing special, but you can see so much of the city from up here, I thought it was so beautiful when I first saw it. It reminded me of you. I knew I had to show you,” Peter answered, taking off his mask.
You walked to the edge of the building and stared off watching the lights of the city. The cars’ lights reflections danced off the windows of the buildings around you. You could hear the noises of the city below, the car horns and the sirens, yet everything was quiet so high up.
“It really is beautiful up here, Peter,” you turned to look at him
“I’m glad you like it,” He smiled, rubbing the back go his head with his hand.
“Its not just the view I like, Peter,”
“Right, you like the Spidey suit, turns you on,” He joked
“More like I really like you and want to kiss you a lot,” you whispered to yourself
“What?” Peter asked
“I said you suck, Parker,”
Peter rolled his eyes, and grabbed your hand, “Come on, theres something else I want to show you,”
You allowed Peter to lead you across the roof of the building. There was a small garden in the corner, with a bench next to it.
“Peter, this is so beautiful,”
You approached the garden and slowly let your hand fall out of Peter’s as you bent down to admire the flowers.
“I remember you telling me you love forget-me-not’s and lilies, so I planted some earlier this season and they finally bloomed, so I figured now would be the best time to show you this place,”
“Peter, how on earth do you not have a girlfriend? You’re actually the sweetest boy I know,” you smiled, leaning over to place a kiss on his cheek.
“Well actually, there is someone I like,”
“Oh really? And who might this special someone be?” You teased, walking around the garden to lean on the side of the roof.
“Well, they know my secret,” Peter said, holding up his mask, “they also are always crashing my house and distracting me from my homework,”
Peter started walking closer towards you.
“They also can never decide what movie to watch on movie nights. Not to mention that they distract me in class too. Not on purpose, mind you, but they’re so beautiful, I can’t help but stare at them,”
You smiled, you knew he was talking about you. As soon as he started talking, you knew.
“Tell me more, Peter Parker,”
Peter was now standing right in front of you, “Well, i’ve kinda had a thing for them for a few years now. I’m kinda actually in love with them,”
“Well, in that case, there’s something you should know Parker,”
“What’s that, Y/N?”
“There this superhero I’m kind of in love with,”
“Please tell me its not Mr. Stark, that would just make this so awkward,”
“No, but have you seen Captain America’s ass? Damn,”
Peter rolled his eyes at you.
“I’m kidding. Kind of,” you said
“Y/N,-“ Peter started
“I love you too, Peter,” You said
“Don’t you mean I really like you and want to kiss you a lot,” Peter whispered
“You dID HEAR ME,”
“Of course I heard you,” Peter smiled.
“You suck, Parker,”
“Does this mean I can kiss you now?”
“I think I changed my mind. Do you have Captain America’s number? He seems like he wouldn’t be as mean to me,”
You stared at Peter while he bit back a smile.
“Yes Parker! Kiss me already,”
Peter put his hands on either side of your face, and gently pressed his lips up against yours.
You pulled away, “You still suck Parker,”
“I think, now, it’ll be you that will be the one who sucks,”
“Oh mY GOD PARKER!” You laughed.
“Sorry, sorry, it had to be said,” he smiled.
“So Parker, are you going to take me back to your house so we can finish up that movie night, and maybe, maybe, if you’re lucky we can talk about that other thing you suggested,”
“I think by the time you even decide on a movie to watch, i’ll be asleep and it’ll be too late for anything else,” he joked
“Well it would be the perfect way to wake up, now wouldn’t it, Parker,”
“Damn, maybe I should wear this suit around you more often,”
“Believe me, its not the suit,”
“Well, then what are we waiting for?” Peter asked, putting his mask back on.
He wrapped his arm sound your waist and shot a web to another building. The two of you were flying over the city once again, but this time you kept your eyes open.
you know those kinds of people who can like……. get an expensive item for almost half the price because they know exactly how to play their cards right with the vendors?? yeah lance is definitely one of them
Admin: Candi Request:“Hello! could i request a smut where you and wonho hate each other? –
anon” Fandom: Monsta
X Member/reader: Wonho x Reader Genre/warning(s): smut, humiliation, strong language, dom!Wonho
(VERY DOM), choking, scratching, blood, ok let’s just say extremely hardcore
sex so it’ll be easier??? (trigger warning) Words: 4k (not even sorry) Authors note: Just a
heads up, this is really rough. I’m hella proud of this and I hope you enjoy
this. I adore writing Wonho smut BUT I ALSO WANNA WRITE FLUFF BECAUSE HE
DESERVES ALL THE LOVE. But yes, this is hella intense so like just a warning so
you won’t die? Or get offended. Basically rough sex, nowhere near vanilla so if
that’s what you’re expecting this is exactly NOT it. I’m not even sorry at how
dirty this is.
Somehow controversial statement : growing up and living as a non-straight person in a straight normative society results in experiencing things in a different way than straight people & not having the exact same privilege as they have for being straight.
So this is the last of my first round of commissions !!! I had some unbelievable fun with this–thank you to @dropbearbouquet for commissioning me !!!!! (Also??? did I ever emphasize how much I love Nozomi???? because I love her very much)