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Dr. Seuss Quotes

Check sun & moon !!

Aries -

“Oh the things you can find, if you don’t stay behind!”

Taurus -

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.”

Gemini -

“You are you. Now isn’t that pleasant.”

Cancer -

“Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment, until it becomes a memory.”

Leo -

“So, open your mouth, lad! For every voice counts!”

Virgo -

“Step with care and great tact, and remember that life’s a great balancing act.”

Libra -

“A person’s a person, no matter how small.”

Scorpio -

“Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.”

Sagittarius -

Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.”

Capricorn -

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”

Aquarius -

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.“

Pisces -

“Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.”

The signs as Dr Seuss quotes

Aries: “If things start happening, don’t worry, don’t stew, just go right along and you’ll start happening too.” 

Taurus: “I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead and some come from behind. But I’ve bought a big bat. I’m all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!”

Gemini: “Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.”

Cancer: “To the world you may be one person; but to one person you may be the world.”

Leo: “Why fit in when you were born to stand out?”

Virgo: “It is fun to have fun but you have to know how.”

Libra: “You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” 

Scorpio: “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”

Sagittarius: “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…”

Capricorn: “I’m afraid that sometimes you’ll play lonely games too. Games you can’t win ‘cause you’ll play against you.”

Aquarius: “Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope.” 

Pisces: “Adults are just obsolete children and the hell with them.”

All: “Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.”

kid, you’ll move mountains

for @tinseltowncloud

“And this right here is my all-time favorite poem,” Derek coos. Will can’t see him or Teddy from where he’s standing, hidden behind the half-closed door, but he can imagine the fond, happy smile that’s been on Derek’s face since they took Teddy home last week.

Teddy’s happy gurgling seems to be an affirmation to Derek, and then there’s some rustling - probably Derek getting settled in the rocking chair. Will tries to rack his brain for Derek’s favorite poem, but for some reason he’s drawing a blank.

“You know, your grandmas used to read this to me all the time when I was a baby. And I liked it back then, but I never really loved it until I was in college. It was what used to get me through the bad days - that is, until Daddy came along, and he started getting me through the bad days, too. So I’m going to read this to you, and it might not really make sense to you now, or you might just like it, but maybe when you’re older it’ll get you through some bad days, too.”

Will can already feel the tears forming at the corners of his eyes, and Derek hasn’t even started reading the poem yet.

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10 Life Lesson from Dr. Seuss

Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.

Today I shall behave, as if this is the day I will be remembered.

Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!

Why fit in when you were born to stand out?

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.

Fill your house with stacks of books, in all the crannies and all the nooks.

The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.

To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.

Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.

Methods to Encourage Spirits to Choose You

This isn’t directed at any one person in particular, but I felt it should be addressed before it becomes a widespread concern.

For shops such as my own where you must apply for a prebound spirit, the process is stressful. I get that, I’ve been there plenty of times. Especially if you’re not the only person applying, you might be awake at night from the anxiety of who they’ll choose and dreading disappointment. I’ve applied for prebounds and gone through all of that, I’ve been through rejection. I’ve even been through a false rejection from one of the strongest callings I ever had; the seller’s response email simply hadn’t gone through and I waited a month to say anything out of anxiety that the spirit didn’t want me pestering after him! Seriously, I know how it feels.

But we don’t do this to make our spirits more exclusive or to be mean. We do it to make absolutely sure that you are proper for one another and that you are not applying simply to brag you have that spirit. This process makes sure that the prebounds who go home with you will legitimately be forever friends rather than someone you thought was cool for a week.

Callings also go both ways. No matter how strong your calling is, that does not mean the spirit will feel the same way! A spirit can also feel strongly about you while you feel nothing. It is extremely important to respect a spirit’s decision when they choose someone else. It’s entirely possible for multiple people to have strong callings. The rejection sucks and it’s difficult for the spirit too, I promise. But imagine how the spirit then feels when you go on a tirade about not being chosen or even attack their new companion. What does this accomplish?

And for the main concern of this post: Magic is not necessarily an ethical way to encourage a spirit to choose you. Magic meant to convince a spirit to choose you, whether spells or sigils or glamors, reminds me an awful lot of the controversy surrounding love spells that would essentially take away the free will of your crush. Needless to say, this is alarming. Your feelings are not more important than the emotions and free will of everyone else involved in the process!

What is the spirit worth to you if you’re willing to take away their free will so you can have them to yourself? Are you really looking at them as a person or have they become an accessory at that point? One of the most disrespectful things you can do is taking away their free will. You’re not their friend at that point, you’re someone who is willing to use ugly tactics to get what they want. Do not harass the spirit, the shop, or the chosen companion either, this does not accomplish anything! If a spirit has chosen differently then that is their choice, plan and simple.

If you are applying to spirits out of hopes that anyone chooses you rather than from what you actually feel may be a calling, this is a firm road to rejection and mediocre relationships. If you seriously can’t wait to come across a spirit you truly feel for then perhaps you are not ready. This isn’t a trendy fashion to choose rashly, it’s a lifelong commitment. Most shops also offer customs, which I would argue are better for beginners in most situations because they ensure that you are matched to the spirit. I personally offer special similar customs to anyone who was rejected. If you’re not willing to pay a shop which offers customs yet make grabby hands at anything labeled free, then I have to ask: Are you sure you’re committed to a possibly lifelong relationship and responsibility?

If you still want to help yourself with magic, some alternatives are:

  • Magic to make your inner qualities stand out
  • Magic to boost your confidence, increase your focus, and help your true calling emotions make themselves known to you
  • Magic to draw you to the spirits you are truly called towards
  • Magic to encourage patience during your search

Notice how these focus on empowering yourself instead of affecting the spirit’s free will or tricking their emotions? I’ll be posting some resources along those lines in the next few days to encourage you guys to take methods of self empowerment.

Please, if you must take only one thing out of this post, consider the feelings of the spirits themselves before focusing entirely on yourself.

Fidget cube spell to Calm Down™

Point the joystick towards you, or any direction you choose. Make sure the switch is in the position you associate with on.

For this spell, you can keep your thumb on the worry stone side for added affect.

Click the joystick. Concentrate on calming thoughts. Switch the switch to the off position.

Turn it over, click the “water” button seven times (or whatever number you associate with calm).

Click the joystick again. This has cast the spell.

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“What - are you crazy?” Sully groaned and scrubbed his hands at his eyes, through his hair. “You don’t - what are you even thinking, Effie? You don’t need any of this.” He touched a knuckle under her chin. “You can have any man you choose to look at; just pick a direction.”

She glanced up at him through her lashes. “I’m looking at you.”

“Uh, not me, Effie,” - yes, me, I volunteer - “I’m not the guy for you. You want it to be someone special.”

“I haven’t met anyone. And you’re my friend; we’ve crawled through tombs together and you taught me how to shoot a gun and pick locks and I trust you. There’s no else I trust more. I trust you to look after me. You’ll look after me, won’t you?”

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Choose Your Mistakes #14D

Part fourteen, route D, of the interactive fanfiction, Choose Your Mistakes. Please check the FAQ and the Setting Info if you haven’t already, and be sure to make your choice below.

You chose to run through the cornfield

Originally posted by halloweentreat

The barn was too obvious, and leaving it would be even more so. You stepped behind the door and ran into the cornfield, your free hand out in front of you to stop the tall plants from smacking you in the face.
You had no way of knowing how big the field was, and a small paranoid voice in the back of your mind wondered if it might go on forever. It didn’t matter, the first step in your escape plan was actively not dying, and that meant doing whatever you could to not get caught.

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Congratulations!
Today is your day.
You’re off to Great Places!
You’re off and away!

You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself
any direction you choose.
You’re on your own. And you know what you know.
And YOU are the guy who’ll decide where to go.

You’ll look up and down streets. Look ‘em over with care.
About some you will say, “I don’t choose to go there.”
With your head full of brains and your shoes full of feet,
you’re too smart to go down any not-so-good street.

And you may not find any
you’ll want to go down.
In that case, of course,
you’ll head straight out of town.

It’s opener there
in the wide open air.

Out there things can happen
and frequently do
to people as brainy
and footsy as you.

And then things start to happen,
don’t worry. Don’t stew.
Just go right along.
You’ll start happening too.

OH!
THE PLACES YOU’LL GO!

You’ll be on your way up!
You’ll be seeing great sights!
You’ll join the high fliers
who soar to high heights.

You won’t lag behind, because you’ll have the speed.
You’ll pass the whole gang and you’ll soon take the lead.
Wherever you fly, you’ll be best of the best.
Wherever you go, you will top all the rest.

Except when you don’t.
Because, sometimes, you won’t.

I’m sorry to say so
but, sadly, it’s true
that Bang-ups
and Hang-ups
can happen to you.

You can get all hung up
in a prickle-ly perch.
And your gang will fly on.
You’ll be left in a Lurch.

You’ll come down from the Lurch
with an unpleasant bump.
And the chances are, then,
that you’ll be in a Slump.

And when you’re in a Slump,
you’re not in for much fun.
Un-slumping yourself
is not easily done.

You will come to a place where the streets are not marked.
Some windows are lighted. But mostly they’re darked.
A place you could sprain both your elbow and chin!
Do you dare to stay out? Do you dare to go in?
How much can you lose? How much can you win?

And IF you go in, should you turn left or right…
or right-and-three-quarters? Or, maybe, not quite?
Or go around back and sneak in from behind?
Simple it’s not, I’m afraid you will find,
for a mind-maker-upper to make up his mind.

You can get so confused
that you’ll start in to race
down long wiggled roads at a break-necking pace
and grind on for miles cross weirdish wild space,
headed, I fear, toward a most useless place.
The Waiting Place…

…for people just waiting.
Waiting for a train to go
or a bus to come, or a plane to go
or the mail to come, or the rain to go
or the phone to ring, or the snow to snow
or the waiting around for a Yes or No
or waiting for their hair to grow.
Everyone is just waiting.

Waiting for the fish to bite
or waiting for the wind to fly a kite
or waiting around for Friday night
or waiting, perhaps, for their Uncle Jake
or a pot to boil, or a Better Break
or a string of pearls, or a pair of pants
or a wig with curls, or Another Chance.
Everyone is just waiting.

NO!
That’s not for you!

Somehow you’ll escape
all that waiting and staying
You’ll find the bright places
where Boom Bands are playing.

With banner flip-flapping,
once more you’ll ride high!
Ready for anything under the sky.
Ready because you’re that kind of a guy!

Oh, the places you’ll go! There is fun to be done!
There are points to be scored. There are games to be won.
And the magical things you can do with that ball
will make you the winning-est winner of all.
Fame! You’ll be as famous as famous can be,
with the whole wide world watching you win on TV.

Except when they don’t
Because, sometimes they won’t.

I’m afraid that some times
you’ll play lonely games too.
Games you can’t win
‘cause you’ll play against you.

All Alone!
Whether you like it or not,
Alone will be something
you’ll be quite a lot.

And when you’re alone, there’s a very good chance
you’ll meet things that scare you right out of your pants.
There are some, down the road between hither and yon,
that can scare you so much you won’t want to go on.

But on you will go
though the weather be foul.
On you will go
though your enemies prowl.
On you will go
though the Hakken-Kraks howl.
Onward up many
a frightening creek,
though your arms may get sore
and your sneakers may leak.

On and on you will hike,
And I know you’ll hike far
and face up to your problems
whatever they are.

You’ll get mixed up, of course,
as you already know.
You’ll get mixed up
with many strange birds as you go.
So be sure when you step.
Step with care and great tact
and remember that Life’s
a Great Balancing Act.
Just never forget to be dexterous and deft.
And never mix up your right foot with your left.

And will you succeed?
Yes! You will, indeed!
(98 and ¾ percent guaranteed.)

KID, YOU’LL MOVE MOUNTAINS!

So…
be your name Buxbaum or Bixby or Bray
or Mordecai Ali Van Allen O'Shea,
You’re off the Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting.
So…get on your way!

—  Oh, The Places You’ll Go - Dr. Seuss