baking-craft

the hello kitty franchise is kind of the best brands shes just been out there encouraging young people to craft and bake and be cute for the past 40 years making billions of dollars per year with zero advertising and you know why? look at that little face. just look at her little fucking face i want to throw my money right at her feet i fucking love hello kitty 

Okay but surrealism aside all of these Southern Gothic posts are literally how the South is and I’m cackling. 

We’ve got creepy ass 24/7 diners that say open but you can’t find the staff for half an hour. 

There’s a haunted house and a murder/ghost story in every town. 

There’s always a fishing hole no one goes to because of a tragedy living in the waters. 

The woods are dark and hunting season is the only time you enter them. So many ghost stories. Haunted everything. 

The mountains are alive with the sound of screaming. 

Devil’s tramping grounds, hollers, woods, stones, you name it, we got it. 

The old people may be racist and bigoted, but they have skin-crawling tales of caution and they’re all true. 

Everyone knows someone who’s drowned. 

We’ve all got a weird cousin who left the family and never came back. No one knows the circumstances of their disappearance but they were always an “odd duck.” 

Community is a foreign concept to many until autumn. People come in droves from the mountain valleys and hollers bearing crafts and baked goods for sale. Apple butter can be smelled from half a mile away and the sound of fiddles fill the air. You will not see these people again until next autumn. 

There are cemeteries everywhere, but the ones unloved are left for a reason. 

Do not step on the graves, but behind them. If you step on them, apologize to avoid haunting. 

Old oak trees = do not fuck with the tree. 

100% Facts, I’m not even joking. 

Imagine if the basement tapes were a bunch of videos of Eric and Dylan baking and doing crafts part 2
  • Dylan: *is filming eric* today me and reb are going to show you how to make a godlike scrapbook for all your godlike memories.
  • Eric: *holding up scrapbooks* first you need to get yourself a scrapbook. as you can see, me and V already got some badass scrapbooks. I picked em up at some old lady store for $10 a piece. Mine has guns all over it and-
  • Dylan: *interrupting* but I wanted the one with the guns on it
  • Eric: you're getting the one with the cats on it or you can buy your own damn scrapbook
  • Dylan: but it's pink, that's not very godlike
  • Eric: we need our money for NBK, we can't go and buy you another scrapbook, let's just paint it black.
  • Eric: *walks across the room to closet*
  • Dylan: *follows while filming*
  • Eric: *opens closet*
  • Giant box: *is in closet*
  • Eric: *takes box out* good thing my parents don't search my room, they'd think I'm some kind of faggot with all this crafting supplies.
  • Dylan: *lol* reb take the camera so I can paint my godlike journal
  • Eric: *takes camera and films Dylan*
  • Dylan: *opens box* damn reb, this box is filled to the brim. It hasn't been this full since we made our godlike friendship bracelets
  • Eric: I told you I was getting shit for our crafting videos. Just paint the damn thing so we can move on
  • Dylan: *paints scrapbook black* we have to wait for it to dry now
  • Eric:
  • Dylan:
  • Eric:
  • Dylan: reb, does you mom have a hair dryer?
  • Eric: yeah but she's sleeping, we're going to have to sneak past the bed and get it out of the master bathroom
  • Dylan: ok let's go
  • Eric + Dylan: *walks upstairs*
  • Dylan: *steps on dog toy*
  • Dog toy: *makes noise*
  • Eric: FUCK, you better hope that didn't wake my parents up. how am i going to explain to them that their 18 year old son is making a scrapbook
  • Dylan: it's fine lets go
  • Eric + Dylan: *tip toes to the master bedroom door*
  • Eric: you wait out here, I'll go in and get it
  • Eric: *quietly opens door and slips inside*
  • Dylan: *films the closed door*
  • Dylan:
  • Door:
  • Dylan:
  • Sparky: *jumps on Dylan*
  • Dylan: NOOOO, get off, I hate dogs, you're going to get hair all over my trenchcoat!
  • Sparky: *is confused*
  • Sparky: *chases tail*
  • Dylan: oh my god reb hurry up
  • Door: *slowly opens*
  • Eric: *comes out with blow dryer* what the fuck was that V? We're lucky my parents didn't wake up.
  • Dylan: your dog attacked me
  • Eric: no he didn't, sparky's a good boy
  • Eric: *pets sparky* yes you are!!
  • Dylan: let's go back downstairs
  • Eric + Dylan: *sneaks downstairs*
  • Eric: *plugs in blow dryer and hands it to Dylan* there, dry it off quick
  • Dylan: *turns on blow dryer*
  • Blow dryer: *makes noise*
  • Eric: fuck, this thing is loud
  • Dylan: the paint is still wet, just wait a minute
  • Dylan: *continues blow drying scrapbook*
  • Upstairs: *makes noise*
  • Eric: fuck! Someone's awake! Turn that shit off!!
  • Dylan: wait it's almost dry
  • Staircase: *is making noises*
  • Eric: HIDE EVERYTHING!
  • Eric: *grabs the godlike scrapbooks and throws them out the window*
  • Dylan: my scrapbook!! Reb we just spent 20 minutes getting a blow dryer to dry it off and now you just throw it-
  • Door: *opens*
  • Dylan: *is holding blow dryer*
  • Eric: *is standing by the window*
  • Craft box: *lies open on the floor*
  • Eric's mom: boys! It is almost four o clock in the morning!! What on earth are you two doing?? Is that my hair dryer??!
  • Eric: *climbs out the window*
  • Dylan: *drops hair dryer* wait for me!!
  • Dylan: *climbs out the window*
  • Eric's mom: *climbs out the window* COME BACK HERE ERIC DAVID HARRIS!! DYLAN I AM CALLNG YOUR MOM!!!
  • Eric: *starting up car*
  • Dylan: *is in passenger seat*
  • Dylan: oh my god, oh my god
  • Eric: *drives away*
  • Dylan: where are we going??!
  • Eric: *is in tears* how am I going to explain all this shit to my parents??! They're going to be so disappointed in me!! Kevin is joining the marines meanwhile I'm making fucking scrapbooks in a basement!
Foodie Friday: Healing in the Kitchen

Servings: Varies

Ingredients:

-1 tbsp peppermint leaves (about one tea bag)
-1 tbsp chamomile (about one tea bag)
-½ tsp cinnamon
-½ tsp ginger
-¾ cup boiling water
-¾ cup honey (raw local honey is recommended)
-Optional: Powdered sugar, Powdered vitamin C, or Cornstarch for dusting

1. Steep your herbs in the boiling water for about 10 minutes, then strain and save the tea.

2. In a small saucepan, combine the tea and honey and heat to a gentle boil over medium heat.

3. Continue boiling until the mixture reaches a temperature of about 300 degrees Fahrenheit. Keep careful watch, as honey can burn very easily.

4. Take off of heat and allow the syrup to cool for about 5-10 minutes.

5. Transfer syrup onto parchment paper in small spoonfuls (recommended teaspoon) and allow to cool to room temperature.

6. If desired, dust the lozenges with powdered sugar, powdered vitamin C, or cornstarch. This will absorb moisture, keeping the lozenges dry and preventing them from sticking in storage.

Note: The consistency of the lozenges may vary. There are several factors that play into this, including water loss, honey quantity, temperature variation, and weather.

Magical Ingredient!

Here in California, we’ve been blessed with some lovely rains! And while it’s absolutely wonderful to see the green come back after five long years of drought, it does come with a few downsides. The first is that mosquito populations boom. The second is that erosion issues that we hadn’t anticipated are cropping up all over the place. And the third is that with more moisture also comes a new rash of cold and flu.

Kitchen witchcraft is not limited to delectable dinner dishes. Nor is it limited to baking or crafting culinary delights. It is also very practical and encompasses herbal remedies that can be worked in the home. And so, it seemed right to share a recipe for homemade throat lozenges. All of the ingredients are tools of the kitchen witch, from the water to the tea, but of all of the ingredients, one stands out: honey.

Last week, we covered various alcohols and how liquor has been a staple of human consumption for most of human history, but honey mead is one of the primary drinks that come to light in that topic. In addition, honey has been a natural sweetener that humanity has loved since the dawn of time, even reaching a state where its presence represents prosperity and happiness (”land of milk and honey,” anyone?), and even wealth due to its golden color.

This image of wealth is further ingrained when considering the hard work put in by honeybees to produce honey, followed by their ferocity in protecting it when the hive is low on stores. Much like how one would work hard to acquire or earn wealth, and then protect their money when it’s been obtained.

Honey is, by far, one of the most cherished ingredients for its antibacterial properties and its natural sweetness. It is a natural preservative, and is far healthier than sugars due to its chemical makeup. In addition, it is an ingredient that has helped make many much more environmentally aware…

Domesticated honeybees (from which we get most of our honey) will produce close to 80 pounds of surplus honey per year, which is why beekeeping has been such a successful trade for so many centuries. In the late summer, beekeepers will remove wooden frames from the hives on which the surplus honey is stored (contrary to popular belief, the majority of beekeepers harvest honey in non-invasive ways which don’t stress the colony, and never harvest the stores the bees require for survival). This honey and the comb are then separated, processed (in some cases), and made ready for sale. By the time it reaches the plastic bottle as a clear golden syrup, it’s been pasteurized (depending upon the country’s health regulations) and processed.

From the store, one can pick up either processed or “raw” honey, which contains trace amounts of pollen from the nectar the bees had used to make it. This makes raw honey an excellent way of bolstering the immune system against the symptoms of seasonal allergies, in addition to the other traits honey has.

Honey’s composition is roughly 17 percent water, with most (not all) of the rest being natural sugars. As a result, if any bacteria, fungi, or molds try to settle on it, the water contained within them gets pulled out, killing them and preventing honey from spoiling. In addition, depending upon the flowers that the bees had pollinated, the nectar could have additional antibacterial properties (manuka honey, for instance, is particularly good at this and is used as an antibacterial in hospitals). Our ancestors recognized the healing properties of honey, and would add it to poultices and other remedies that would be applied directly to wounds, much as we would with Neosporin today.

From the witchy perspective, there really isn’t anything to dislike about honey. First, there’s its color, which is excellent for wealth and prosperity spells. Second, there is its healing properties, which are excellent for both remedies and for healing spells. Third, is its sweetness, which can serve to enhance the sweetening spells, and makes it an excellent offering to fairies and gods alike! Pairing they variant of honey with your purposes adds a whole new level of magic to your craft, as well! For instance, if you want to encourage prosperity and luck, use clover honey; alternatively, if you want to use honey for cleansing and healing, use rosemary honey instead!

A less common thought when it comes to using honey in magic is to incorporate its creator into the work. Bees are tireless workers, often inspiring bee enthusiasts and beekeepers alike, and it’s their effective communication and work ethic that can be incorporated into spellwork involving honey. If you need a spell to encourage productivity and energy, honey is a great go-to ingredient due to the bees’ tireless efforts. 

Like any ingredient, intent is key: channel your intent and energy into the honey before adding it to food or drink, or before adding it to a sweetening jar. If you’re making an offer of honey, consider what it may represent to the deities or spirits that it is meant for.

Lastly, another reason many witches appreciate honey is as I had mentioned above: it has helped increase environmental awareness. With bee populations struggling, it is important to consider ways to help “save the bees.” More specifically, save the environment. Honeybees are most well known to us, but they aren’t the only kind of bee present in our lives. Many species don’t produce honey but are integral to pollination. What makes them less noticeable is their subterranean nests throughout most of the year. Many witches feel a deep respect for the earth and for all animals, and bees are not alone in this. Consider switching from sugar to honey in most recipes to help bring honey’s properties into your life while helping fund further developments in beekeeping, and be sure to thank  the bees in your life for their hard work and inspiration!

May all your meals be blessed! )O(

anonymous asked:

Henny, what are some staple plants based vegan foods? I'm slowly easing myself into it and I wanna have some go-to foods. Mind helpin' a sis out?

ABSOLUTELY—I’m excited because I love food

I would love to help. Assuming you have no extra plant-based allergies, I really recommend:

A staple nut butter or make your own (peanut, almond, cashew, sunflower, coconut) with the whole nuts.

A staple, perhaps complementary, dairy free milk or make your own (almond, cashew, oat, soy, coconut, hemp).

A staple set of Vegetables that YOU like, because you don’t want something going to waste in your pantry or fridge just because you want to get into something you don’t like (unless you compost or make your own stock‚ which you should/could!!)—Like think what do you like ROASTING what do you like GRILLING or PANFRYING.

For me, I love potatoes because I love carbs, my food pyramid has food pyramids for just carbs—But I’ll get to that, trust me. I also love sweet peppers, I love them for their freshness and bite and nutrients but also they are so COLORFUL! And they come in different sizes, etc.  Cherry tomatoes are so good for frying or baking for like bursts of like “organic” ketchup.

Now you also need greens, how do you like eating greens is what you need to consider. I love eating them raw and sometimes like plain or just avocado mash and lemon juice so spinach works for me because I can also sautee it and blend it. But kale, bok choy, escarole are some other alternatives that go great with pasta and soups or grilled so switch it up. I also like arugula, for salads and sandwiches. 

So I love smoothies so I’m also about fruits like bananas, avocados, berries, mango, anything honestly—on sale the better. I love fruit because they freeze perfectly and then you can throw them in frozen and not use ice and it’s way better imo. I love avocados but I’m only into them when I feel like I wanna be thicker and so I just add fats to my diet. Really great carbs, too. Pasta, rice, grains, starches (beans, lentils, chickpeas, peas, potatoes), flours (I love baking because it’s easier and like less work for me, so many flours to choose from or make, oat flour, farina, whole wheat, coconut flour, brown rice flour. The more you bake and use these ingredients the better your future judgment will be). BREAD, because sometimes you don’t wanna bake or bread+fry, and you just want to toast!!!!

And then essential because it’s all about baking, crafting, and cooking for plant-based food you need a handy oil, or a handful of oils (olive oil, sesame, sunflower, coconut (refined and unrefined)), and maybe an easy vegan butter even but honestly one oil is fine for all of it, I just use oils on my body lol. Spices like cocoa, cinnamon are really big to me, and turmeric, pepper, rock salt, smoked paprika, because I like it more than normal, onion, garlic, cumin, pepper flakescayenne, and any other spice or herb blend you fancy because like it’s up to your buds. 

I also like honey, like as an ingredient for food and skin care and for breakouts. It’s regarded really high in my book and bees love it so much they work together and make it for free and don’t even mind sharing if you don’t fuck with the hive dynamics and cause drama. Also, like dips and sauces!! always switch it up and have your constants. Hot sauces, BBQs, dips, hummuses, hummi?(idk?) or tahinis, like things that add instant flavor or textures. Like there is just so much variety, use one buy another, or scroll down how to make your own. 

Chia seeds are really good in a lot of ways so I think those are pretty important too because high in fiber, like beans and some veggies. I really recommend frozen veggies just as back up and like last minute plans and a quick and east meal, frozen fruits too (or if they’re cheap and in season—buy a lot and freeze). Also, think about soup stocks, make your own by saving vegetable scraps in a bag in your freezer and when it fills up use it to make a broth. I love making soups, chowders, curries, and a great base makes a great soup. 

Of course, random vegan snacks are fun (toasts are the quickest things I like). Drink lots of water and get into teas, herbs, and nutrition in general because it could help you in some cool of ways.

I’ll add things if they come to me later.

herlaqueen  asked:

Hi, I want to tank you for giving perspective from the vet side. It really makes me appreciate our vet more (he's a wonderfully skilled and warm person), and I'd like to do something more than just being a good and respectful client to thank him. I'm good at crafts and baking so I was thinking maybe a nice card+brownies/muffins? Is it a good or terrible idea? Question tax: I often think of you as a young Nanny Ogg (from Discworld books): kind, great with people, but taking no shit from anyone!

It’s generally a good idea and welcome gesture. Bonus points if the card includes a picture of a healthy pet.

Too Hot To Handle

So I kinda wrote a different kind of fanfiction. It’s nothing as in depth as my other fics so I am going to post it here. ENJOY!!

                    ***Actor, Real Person Fanfiction, Walking Dead RPF***

Featuring: Jeffrey Dean Morgan X Original Female Character, Norman Reedus and others..

Rating: Mature



CHAPTER ONE

Aria St. James opened her restaurant four years ago to mixed reviews and crippling debt. The first year she literally lived at her job, a sleeping bag under her desk unrolled ever night to sleep for a few hours. By year two, the crowds were thicker, the reviews better and Aria actually bought a condo to live in when not working. Eventually, she was able to delegate and have actual days off. 

Coming back from a full week off, Aria was swamped with paperwork. She’d kept tabs on the place while away, watched the numbers and all the vital orders and shipments but going through it all in person was time consuming. 

“Hey boss.” Her head sous-chef spoke from the doorway. “Have a good vacation?”

“Good Javie. It was good, now I’m drowning in fucking paperwork.”

“Yeah well that’s why you get the big bucks.”

“Yeah and the big ulcers.”

They both chuckled and went over the supply orders coming in, as well as any staff issues that came up while she was gone. It was close to opening time when Aria finally made her way into the kitchen. She did inventory and checked on all the equipment finding everything in working order. 


“I’m glad you guys didn’t burn the place down while I was gone.” She remarked at the staff meeting prior to opening the doors. A few laughed and she asked, “So anything exciting happen while I was gone?”

“Oh my god! You missed it!” Cheryl gasped, her blue eyes wide and mouth gaping. 

“What?” Aria asked, cocking a sculpted eyebrow. 

“We had a few tv stars in here.”

“Oh yeah, who?”

“A few actors from The Walking Dead!” The waitress said with a huge smile. “They were so flippin’ hot!”

Snorting Aria crossed her arms and commented, “I haven’t seen it.”

“God you’re so boring.” Javier muttered, elbowing her. “Do you know Boondocks Saints?”

“Yeah, I saw it once I think.”

“The guy who plays Murphy, Norman Reedus was here. Jeffrey Dean Morgan and another guy… uh what’s his name?”

“Andrew Lincoln.”

“Yeah him.” Javier exclaimed, “You totally missed it.”

“Sounds great.” She deadpanned, “Anything important happen?”

“They posted pictures of their food. We’ve been swamped ever since.”

Smirking she replied, “Well that’s excellent. I like free publicity." 

Dinner service went quickly and Aria got back into the swing of things seamlessly. She finished the last round of main courses and began preparations for dessert when the hostess came bursting into the kitchen.

"Oh my god. They’re back. Well two of them." 

"Who?” Aria asked while plating a decadent chocolate dessert. 

“Norman Reedus and Jeffrey Dean Morgan!” She shrieked before clapping her hands over her mouth with wide eyes. “Oh my god they’re so hot, like so hot and they’re asking to meet the chef!”

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When they find out their s/o is great at baking

Originally posted by iyeolie

Suho:

Finding out you can bake is such a pleasant surprise for him.  He already thinks you’re amazing, but now he has one more reason to adore you.  I see Junmyeon being the type to not have a crazy sweet tooth, but at the same time knows how to appreciate a well crafted baked good.  Maybe you were just in the mood to bake that day and made entirely too much (which is always my problem tbh).  You didn’t know what to do with all the extra brownies so you took them over to the dorm for the guys to (hopefully) share.  He’d probably be somewhere in the back rooms, but the second he hears Chanyeol screaming ‘OMG I LOVE YOU’ he’s going to come investigate just what the hell the giant is up to.  When he the children with the brownies, two thing are going to go through his mind: 1. Oh shit the sugar rush these kids are going to have and 2. Just where the hell did these even come from?  Of course, then there’s you offering him a brownie, too, and he’ll take a bite and FALL IN LOVE ALL OVER AGAIN.   “You made these, jagiyah?” “Yup!” “Ugh, these are so gooood~!” (cue happy groaning)

Originally posted by xiundeer

Xiumin:

He’s someone who probably would enjoy a good pastry.  He’s definitely health conscious but we all know he likes his treats.  He would have called you one day to see what you were up to, wanting to take you out and spend time together, when you tell him you can’t go out.  Your mother’s birthday is the following day and you are busy in the kitchen making her cake.  I think he would pause for a second, the little dots popping up over his head (…) and then he’d break out into a grin! He’d ask if he could help you and most likely the two of you would spend the majority of the day baking away (and making a mess just so you can see him go into super cleaning mode).  By the time you both are done you’ve managed to make a three tier cake with fondant icing, little hearts and flowers decorated haphazardly all over it.  Honestly, you two giggle about how cheesy it looks, but secretly you know your mother will love it.  There was even enough batter left over for cupcakes!  He wouldn’t really question that you’re a baker, he would just enjoy the benefits of such a talent.   However, now that he knows you like to bake expect a lot of baking dates.  Why buy pastries when you can have them freshly baked with your own ingredients?  “We have to do this more often, jagi.  This was really fun!  Plus, look at all the goodies we have left over!”

Originally posted by wonhae-manhi-manhi

Lay:

Cheeky bub.  You wouldn’t expect it from him, but he’s going to take full advantage of your baking skills.  He strikes me as someone who has a sweet tooth.  He’ll be the one who begs for your baking when he’s sad or upset or stressed or frustrated or had a shit week or he misses you or generally just anything.  Also beware of allowing him in the kitchen with you while you’re baking.  The cookies will slowly start to disappear one by one, but he’ll give you one of those dimpled smiles and tell you he doesn’t know what you’re talking about.  Cheeky, cheeky, I’m telling you.  It all started rather innocently, too.  You sent him cookies while he was away in China as a ‘keep your spirits up’ sort of thing, but that turned into an hour long facetime/skype/etc where he grilled you about why your cookies are so delicious!  He’ll be adamant that there’s magic in there cuz ‘there’s no way these cookies can be this soft and moist and yummy after being mailed’.  Nope no way.  He’ll buy you cute little aprons, probably any appliance you want (or didn’t ask for but he bought it anyway).  Yixing is a dotting guy in general, so just expect a lot of him supporting you in this hobby.  It’s not just because he wants more delicious treats, but because he realizes how much you really like to bake.  He just wants you to be happy.  “Baobei, this cobbler is the best!  Can you make me one for my birthday?” “Of course!” “That I don’t have to share?” “…” (cue cheeky, dimpled grin)  

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Submission from @eosrealis who wrote something for my plantpowers!Burr!au :D this is how they think Alex would figure out that Aaron has powers (and it’s super well written!!)

“Alexander, no”

“Alexander, yes”

Aaron sighed. “When has that ever worked?” he nursed his coffee, avoiding eye contact with the sign-up sheet held in front of him. It was something of a challenge too, since Aaron’s overeager friend was practically shoving it into his face.

“I’ve gotten you to sign plenty of things.” Alexander’s eyes narrowed slightly, his mouth twisting into a self satisfied smile.

“Yes, but not this. You know I don’t-”

“You don’t do protests, yes, I know. But you would only have to stand in a crowd! Come on, what are you losing? You’d be supporting a good cause!”

Aaron knew that Alexander couldn’t possibly know what he stood to lose, but irritation flared through him anyways. Aaron tamped it down before it could show, he was good at that.

“I’m still not doing it.”

“Don’t you care about rights for powered people?”

Aaron carefully did not react. “Of course.”

“Then defend them!”

Aaron sighed again. “Hamilton, please stop.”

A raised eyebrow. “On to last names already? You’re slipping, Burr.” His surname was spoken with a teasing lilt, and of course only Alexander could get under Aaron’s skin just by addressing him by name.

Aaron huffed lightly, trying to disengage rather than get pulled into an argument. But of course Alexander could never just leave it at that. “Come on Aaron, how about this: I’ll leave you alone but you have to help my fundraiser at the end of the month.”

And there it was. The worst part about having Alexander as a friend was that he had a lot of experience in arguing with people to get what he wanted. Aaron considered himself a decent debater, but against Alexander he didn’t stand a chance.

But still. “No way.”

“You only have to help donate. Make some stuff for the crafts and bakes sale. You don’t even have to show up.” Aaron could practically feel the fishing line trying to reel him in.

He gave a token struggle. “If I give you a money donation right now, will you leave me alone?”

Alexander scowled, his face pinching in offense. “You can’t be so impersonal! Half of the point of a fundraiser is making an event that people can go to! It’s reaching out to the community! Which gives us more room to open dialogue about powered people and the shit they’re stuck with!”

The words struck him. Suddenly, Aaron felt drained. Just thinking about powered rights made him tired and sour. He especially didn’t want to hear about it from normal people. “Fine, fine, whatever.”

Of course, rather than the outcome Aaron was looking for, Alexander froze for a moment before pinning Aaron with his laser focus. “Do you- are you actually invested?”

Shit. “What are you talking about?” It came out harsher than Aaron wanted.

“You never give up this quickly, don’t tell me I finally found the topic you have thoughts on.”

Double shit. “Drop it, Alexander. Besides, no one’s going to care about powered rights on a small scale like this. There’s so few of them that everyone just forgets until a powered person’s in the news, and good luck getting someone to show up at a college fundraiser.”

Aaron bit fiercely into his cheek, that was far wordier than intended. What was he thinking, word vomiting on Alexander of all people? And of course he was grinning again. “You do, holy shit! Aaron Burr has an Opinion!”

Anxiety twisted its way up Aaron’s chest, a network of brambles- or it could be, if he didn’t get himself under control. No, don’t think like that, he tried to berate himself. Aaron did not fidget, even if the energy in his veins surged with his agitation. Alexander always was the best at pulling his emotions out, and for the hundredth time Aaron wondered why he hadn’t cut ties yet. The teasing smile on Alexander slipped off, his eyes slipping into something more concerned than amused.

It would be the smartest choice, Aaron had known that fact from the very beginning. From the first conversation with Alexander and his friends, Aaron had never met anyone who could shatter his years of solid control in mere minutes. Which of course was why he avoided that whole group as a whole. Not that it stopped Alexander from approaching him all the damn time. The only person who put that kind of effort in talking to him, actually.

Alright, it wasn’t any kind of mystery. Aaron was just lonely. His chest pulsed again with unwanted feelings and Aaron squashed it before it could spread to the grass around them. He could almost feel the blades twitching under his influence, it wouldn’t take much.

Thankfully, Alexander seemed to realize that he’d pressed a little too far. He took a step back, dipping his head ever so slightly forward in the closest he ever gets to an apology.

“Sorry.” Or not, apparently? Aaron couldn’t keep the surprise from his face. “Really, man. I’ll back off, but you really should consider it, especially if it really matters to you.” Alexander paused, the corners of his lips lifting up ever so slightly. “I always knew you stood for something.”

Alexander turned abruptly and walked off, the usual bounce back in his step. Aaron didn’t move, staring after Alexander until he disappeared behind a crowd of students. Finally, he took a step, almost tripping over the grass twined around his ankles, much longer than it ought to be and already seeding.

Aaron cursed quietly, ripping the grass up forcefully. The small garden to his left had a small mass of green bulbs that weren’t there at the start of the conversation, mostly because it was almost winter and much too cold for new growth. Aaron gave the garden a long glare, knowing it would attract more attention if he tried to reverse the growth. It would be better to create distance.

Now if only Aaron could apply that wisdom to Hamilton, then everything would be safe again.

(I GOT INSPIRED SO I ADDED A BIT AFTER THIS)

Alexander closed the door of his room behind him and leaned against it, his mind working a mile a minute. 

Aaron has powers.

He shut his eyes then opened them again to stare at the board he had hung on the wall above his bed. It was covered in articles about powered people, strings of yarn of different colors linking pictures and texts together. And at the middle of it stood a picture of his classmate, an annoyed look at being caught on camera.

Aaron has powers.

This thought pushed him to walk towards the board and roam his eyes on it again, as if he hadn’t countless times before. He had been right since the beginning.

Aaron is like me.

Ever since his birth, he had been able to feel the auras of the people around him, and that included powered people, whose auras revealed their powers. Of course, such a gift was best to be kept a secret, and even if it pained him to, he knew it would help in situations like this.

He had been drawn by the other’s powerful aura, a miriad of colors swirling around the boy’s frame, though kept close to this body as if he was constantly trying to contain or erase it. His aura was the most beautiful Alex had ever seen, and after listening to the younger man talk in class he knew he had to get close to him. But Burr kept everything close to himself and it had been a challenge to approach him and get his attention, and a seemingly impossible task to get him to talk about himself. But he had finally found a way.

Maybe getting him to work with him on his cause would grant Alex more time with the other powered student, and maybe then he could catch a glimpse of Aaron’s immense power.

Alexander set his hands on his hips and stared at Aaron’s face with determination.

One day, he would get him to show him his powers. And then, they would be unstoppable.

Different types of Witches

(Requested)


Gardnerian (Wiccan) - Started in England by Gerald Gardner in the 1950s in order to preserve the “old ways”

Hereditary Witch- Someone who is born into a witch family and brought up learning about witchcraft, or folk magic.

Eclectic Witch- Someone who picks and chooses from many different traditions and creates their own Practice. They use what works best for them.

Kitchen Witch - Use magic mostly involving cooking, baking, or crafts with herbs, oils, crystals. ect. Think Neighborhood Mama Witch

Solitary Witch - Works alone and does not join a group or coven. Solitaries Witches have their own individual  beliefs, orders, and guide lines.

Green Witch: Someone who focuses on the use of natural items and places to achieve magic through Mother Earth.

Sea Witch- Usually healers who work with different Gods and Goddesses of the moon, or Water to heal, and work magic. 


(Disclaimer)

These are not by any means the only types of Witches out there in the World today, But these are the most popular “categories” of the Craft that Witches name their practice.

If MONSTA X were boyfriends

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Shownu/Hyunwoo: He would be “shy-all-the-time-boyfriend”. For Shownu, he would get embarrassed the most, out of all of the members. He would be shy about holding your hand, after performing for you, taking you out on a date and even your first kiss with him. He would be a flustered mess. He may be sexy with his dance moves, his arms tense and his legs showing in his pants…after he shows you the dancing, he would blush…A LOT. He would natrually do aegyo when he gets flustered. You can tease him a little, but too much may get him a little down. He would love hand holding and hugging you from behind. When you are down, he would hug you and tell you everything would be alright. Holding you close and trying to tell you that he is there for you. I think he would also love animals, just by his look. He would treat you and your friends with respect, like a true gentleman would do. Despite his tall, muscle-y, strong look, he is just a kitten. His dates would include a mini dance performance, maybe at a quiet place life a cafe. Maybe a club if you wanted him to be a bit more daring.

Originally posted by sonhyunu


Wonho/Hoseok: He would be “tease-boyfriend”. This guy is slightly different from Shownu’s personality. He would love to show off how sexy he is and how athletic he is. With no doubt, he would walk right out of the shower with just a towel around his waist and a small towel draped from his shoulders. He would love picking you up and giving you piggy-back-rides, picking you up bridal style and just slinging you over his shoulder. He smiles a lot when he is pleased when you are happy with the gift, date or the performance he gave or put on for you. However, that can change to becoming extremely sexy when he wants something out of you. A compliment? A kiss? Yup, he would use his charms to get you to fall for him. He would be showing off something sexy, then he would mess up so that he would try to be funny. He loves hugs, kisses on the lips, hand holding, his arm on your shoulder, leaning on him on the couch, just everything. He would kiss your scalp if you were sad, hugging you tight and kissing your cheek. While he strokes your hair. His dates would be a bit more quaint. Restaurants, cafe’s, a beach, night time walks and things that you would expect from a calm individual. 

Originally posted by monstaxs


Minhyuk: He would be the “cute-boyfriend”. He would definitely be the one who would try to be manly, but would fail epicly. He would try to impress you, but seeing how cute he is, you would just laugh. If he wants something from you though, he would use that (he is kind of spoiled).  However, he does become more mature when you are sad, depressed or stressed. He would wrap his arm around you and try to cheer you up. He would become a dork right then and there. He kind of acts like a kid, but that is probably why you like him so much. He would be giving you gifts such as candy, teddy bears and some clothes. He loves to hug you, his right cheek touching your cheek. He would also like to drag you places, with your hand in his. Leading you to interesting places you have never seen before. Be careful with Minhyuk though. Sometimes you set yourself up for things he wants. “Aw…I’m kind of hungry.” And when you ask him if he had lunch, he would smile and drag you to a restaurant. He would take you to dates like a museum, a toy store, the mall and some other places.

Originally posted by whisperingthoughtzz


Kihyun: He would be the “smiley-all-the-time-boyfriend” . He would be smiling even when he is sad or happy. As long as you are smiling, he is too. He loves to hug you and make sure he is in your arms. He will text you a lot, sending you selcas and small messages about how his day is going. He may over exert himself and he will be hard on himself, trying to perfect his singing and dancing. Giving him a smile, a kiss on the cheek and a hug will brighten up his day. Taking him out once and awhile will show how adventurous and how much you care about him. When you are down, he will do his famous robot dance. If that doesn’t work, he won’t say anything. He will pat your back, and rub it. Grabbing tissues so that you can wipe your eyes. Wrapping one arm around your shoulder, he would shake you a little then smile at you before saying “want to get ice cream?” He would buy gifts for you that are expensive. Not because he can afford it, but he would do this to show how much he loves you. You would be against it, but he would do anything to show that he is loyal to you. His dates would be very nice. A restaurant, watching the stars at night, playing games at the dorm, or just chilling in each other’s arms at the park.

Originally posted by n-oyoonho


Hyungwon: He would be the “try-hard-all-the-time-boyfriend”. He would do anything to get your attention. He will bake, sew, craft, make, write and even buy things for you. He puts a bit too much effort into things, even in dates. Maybe, that is why it makes it special. He would definitely, have the cheesiest ideas, but they fit him perfectly. His smiles and his glares would make you melt. Every small thing he does is perfection to you. While the rest of MONSTA X would cringe at his cheesiness, you would hug him and jump up and down. Laughing at how ridiculous. yet great he is. If you have a problem, just tug on his shirt or his sleeve. He will look at you and ask you quietly if something was wrong. If something was wrong or if you were just happy, he would listen, not interrupting you. When you are sad, he would hug you. Upset at whatever hurt you, or tries to calm you down. Hugging you and stroking your hair, saying “it’s ok.” Once you look up, he may do his Mantis Dance. His dates would be something cheesy. Like a Ferris wheel ride, a walk to the park, a dinner or even some even on Valentines day.

Originally posted by fy-hyungwonho


JooHeon: He would be the “cute-all-the-time-boyfriend”. His charisma and his fierceness may be a bit too much to handle when you first meet him. But, inside he is truly a nice guy. Pulling out the aegyo and the high pitched voice. Outside of the dorm, he may try to act all cool. Putting his arm around you, and putting his jacket on your shoulders. When it is just the two of you, he will hug you, and spin you around. (HE IS SUCH A CHILD) He will compose a rap for you as a gift, or gives you something small that he made. When you tease him about how cute his round face is, he may be happy or a little down. He may be a little self-conscious about his looks, but let him know he is cute anyway! He works extremely hard in the relationship, trying to plan out stuff…but then it doesn’t go right. Then he just re-plans everything, just so that it can go perfectly. He will cheer you up by saying some words of wisdom. If you are really upset and crying, he would rub your back. Not saying a word as he listens to your problems. Hugs are a must with this boy, and hand holding. His dates are pretty creative. It can be a concert, an art show, or even some sort of cool landmark that you have never seen.

Originally posted by kimbaabi


I.M/ChangKyun: He would be the “cocky boyfriend”. Yes, I.M would be the cockiest one out of them all. He will be blunt and full of himself. He will be a goof everywhere. Trying to make you smile whenever possible. When he is serious, you don’t expect him to do anything. Then he may just give you the funniest look. When he bakes something, he will try to be smooth. If you say, “ChangKyun, what’s inside the cake?” He may either say, “it’s a secret,” or he may say “our love.” He is a grease ball. Please do be careful when he is upset. Encourage him on the things he is truly good at. Don’t lie about things he can’t do. If you are honest and a little blunt, he will be okay with it. He will give you kisses on the cheek sometimes when he feels like it. His gifts would be odd ones. Maybe a video game, then a plushie, then hair dye, then pranks. His gifts would be everywhere, but useful. When you are sad, he will turn on his Comedic mode. If that doesn’t work, he may get some snacks and offer that to you. If that doesn’t work, he will finally hug you. Kissing your lips and saying that it won’t happen again…even though it will. His dates are more “Child-Esque”. Arcades, amusement parks, festivals, carnivals, haunted houses and movie theaters.

Originally posted by tochangkyun

AUG, TYPING STUFF ON THE APP SUCKS. IT GETS CODED WEIRD SO I HAVE TO RETYPE EVERYTHING. AUG

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If The Basement Tapes were videos of Eric and Dylan crafting or baking: Easter Special
  • Dylan: *filming Eric*
  • Eric: it's April 3rd, 1999. what's so special about this day, V?
  • Dylan: tomorrow is our last Easter before NBK. our last chance to decorate godlike Easter eggs. our last chance to be in the Littleton Easter parade. we need to make it special.
  • Eric: we have so much shit planned and we're going to record it all to show the world how godlike we are. the world will not be ready to see these tapes.
  • Dylan: our Easter celebration will be better than NBK. people won't be able to handle Reb and VoDkA's Easter Eggstravaganza.
  • Dylan: *whispers* reb, can that be the name of the tape?
  • Eric: no
  • *10 minutes later*
  • Dylan: *is filming inside of Walmart* we are at Walmart buying supplies
  • Eric: *looking at eggs* how many eggs should we get? two dozen?
  • Dylan: we need more than that. I'll get a shopping cart
  • Dylan: *goes to the front of the store and gets a shopping cart*
  • Dylan: *rides the shopping cart with his trench coat blowing in the airflow*
  • Eric: *sees Dylan riding the shopping cart towards him* V, what the fuck are you doing? are you 5?
  • Dylan: *reaches Eric* wheee!
  • Eric: omg I wanna try get off
  • Eric: *rides shopping cart back and forth down the aisle*
  • Dylan: *films Eric*
  • Customers: *staring at them like wtf are those weird kids doing*
  • *a few moments later*
  • Dylan: reb, get in the back of the shopping cart and I'll push you around
  • Eric: *says this is stupid but gets in anyway*
  • Dylan: *pushes the shopping cart around the store while riding it*
  • Eric: *hands camera to Dylan*
  • Eric: *stands up* I FEEL SO TALL FOR ONCE IN MY LI- *dramatically falls*
  • Eric: OW MY FUCKING ASSS
  • Dylan: I got that on tape!!
  • *a few minutes later*
  • Eric: *is filming*
  • Dylan: *filling the cart with cartons of eggs*
  • Eric: ok that's enough, now we need some egg decorating kits
  • Eric and Dylan: *walks to the aisle with the egg decorating kits*
  • Dylan: *puts a bunch in the cart*
  • Eric: I need to get an ice pack for my ass
  • *at the self checkout*
  • Eric: FIFTY DOLLARS AND EIGHT CENTS FUCK THIS
  • Dylan: but we already have everything bagged
  • Eric: *cancels checkout*
  • Eric: *scans one carton of eggs* a dollar and two cents, that's better
  • Eric: *pays* let's go
  • *20 minutes later*
  • Dylan: *filming* we're back at my house to decorate the eggs
  • Eric: we're not going to boil the eggs, we're getting straight to decorating these fuckers
  • Dylan: we've got forty cartons of eggs
  • Dylan: *sets up camera so it's recording them*
  • Eric: where are your cups, we need cups to put the dye pellet things in
  • Dylan: *points* up there in that counter
  • Eric: *tries to reach it* I'm too short *climbs on top of counter*
  • Eric: take the cups and fill em all with water *hands them to Dylan*
  • Dylan: *fills the cups with water and puts them on the table* now we need to put the dye things in
  • Eric: *takes the camera and films the dye pellets going in then puts the camera back down so it will record them decorating eggs*
  • Eric and Dylan: *are sat down at the table*
  • Dylan: *to the camera* now we are about to begin decorating our godlike Easter eggs
  • Eric: pay close attention as this is a special routine that will make your eggs very godlike, this is a two man job btw
  • Eric: *picks up an egg* V, hold the blue water for me
  • Dylan: *grabs the blue and holds it* now Reb will gently lower the egg into the liquid
  • Eric: *slowly puts the egg into the blue* ok now we wait
  • Dylan:
  • Eric:
  • Dylan:
  • Eric: ok now we can take it out, go ahead V
  • Dylan: i'm not putting my hands in there, it's going to stain my fingers
  • Eric: use the spoon, jfc V
  • Dylan: *uses spoon to take the egg out*
  • Egg: *falls onto table and breaks*
  • Dylan: this is why we're supposed to boil them, now there's egg yolk and blue dye all over my mom's Easter tablecloth
  • Eric: *uses paper towel to clean up the mess* but we can't boil them, I have plans
  • *3 hours of egg decorating later*
  • Eric and Dylan: *covered in egg yolk and egg dye*
  • Table: *is a mess*
  • Eggs: *are drying on the Easter kit egg dryers*
  • Dylan: *tells the camera* we are almost done!
  • Eric: we have 8 eggs left
  • Cat: *jumps onto the table*
  • Cat: *sits in front of the camera*
  • Dylan: Rocky, you're blocking the camera, shoo
  • Cat: *walks across the table and knocks over all the egg dye*
  • Eric: *throws a tantrum* THAT CAT GOT EGG DYE ALL OVER MY TRENCH COAT!!
  • Dylan: *angrily* SAME
  • Eric: THIS ISN'T VERY GODLIKE
  • Cat: *runs away*
  • Dylan: how are we going to finish the last 8 eggs??!
  • Eric: FUCK THE EGGS, I NEED A NEW TRENCH COAT
  • Eric: *storms out of the house* I'M GOING TO BUY MYSELF A NEW TRENCH COAT
  • Dylan: *follows* WAIT FOR ME
  • *a short drive later*
  • Dylan: *filming* me and Reb came to the mall to buy new trench coats, as you can see *awkwardly films self in the mirror* we have already bought some new ones, *yells* Reb get over here and show off your new trench coat
  • Eric: *walks over* it looks exactly the same as the last one
  • Dylan: *continues to vlog around the mall*
  • *10 minutes later*
  • Dylan: *filming* I just adopted a bunny
  • Dylan: *films the bunny sitting inside of a pet carrier*
  • Eric: *appears out of nowhere* I go to the bathroom and you buy a fucking bunny are you serious
  • Dylan: he was only $20
  • Eric: omg let's just go
  • *back at Dylan's house*
  • Eric: *filming*
  • Eric: *zooms in and out of eggs* the eggs are dry and looking very godlike, v show em off to the camera, one by one
  • Dylan: *picks up an egg* this egg is black with purple spots, it is very creative and godlike *places egg in a giant bag*
  • *471 eggs later*
  • Dylan: those were all of our eggs
  • Eric: *films self* we're going to take them all in my car at midnight and go on a little rebel mission across the neighborhood. we're going to throw one egg at each house until we run out. me and V are the official Easter bunnies of Littleton. this will be the best damn reb-
  • Dylan: *screaming* CAPTAIN CARROT IS MISSING!!!! I CAN'T FIND HIM!!!
  • Camera: *captures a 'what the fuck' look on Eric's face*
  • Dylan: REB, HELP ME LOOK FOR HIM!!
  • Eric: why couldn't you name him "the destroyer" or something
  • Eric: *sets camera down on the floor and forgets to turn it off*
  • Eric: *mumbles* captain carrot are you serious
  • Eric and Dylan: *in a different room looking for captain carrot*
  • Dylan: *yells* CAPTAIN CARROT!!
  • Captain Carrot: *is filmed hopping across the floor and out of the window*
  • *a few minutes later*
  • Eric and Dylan: *comes back into room*
  • Dylan: where could he be??! I paid $20 for that rabbit
  • Eric: I don't care, we need to go on the rebel mission, get the eggs
  • Eric: *picks up the camera*
  • Dylan: *grabs the bag of eggs with a pout on his face* let's go
  • Eric and Dylan: *gets in Eric's car*
  • Dylan: *takes camera from Eric*
  • Eric: *starts to drive*
  • Dylan: *sees captain carrot outside* CAPTAIN CARROT!!!!!! *dives out of car*
  • Eric: *stops car* what the fuck
  • Captain Carrot: *runs into the street*
  • Dylan: no captain carrot, get out of the road!!!
  • Car: *approaches Captain Carrot*
  • Dylan: STOP, YOU'RE GOING TO HIT MY RABBIT
  • Captain Carrot: *runs*
  • Car: *passes*
  • Dylan: THANK GOD! CAPTAIN CARROT GET BACK HERE
  • Eric: *gets out of car*
  • Eric and Dylan: *are running after Captain Carrot*
  • Captain Carrot: *runs and disappears in a hole*
  • Dylan: THAT DARN RABBIT
  • Eric: we need to go, Captain Carrot wants to be free
  • Dylan: *sighs*
  • *some time later*
  • Eric: *slowly driving down a street*
  • Dylan: *throwing eggs out the window at houses* FEEL MY WRATH
  • Eric: HAPPY EASTER BITCHES
  • *the next day*
  • Eric: *filming* it's 11am, me and V are about to crash the Easter parade
  • Dylan: we're going to run into the parade right when the Easter bunny gets there and we're going to pull off the guy's head
  • *about an hour later*
  • Parade: *is going on*
  • Dylan: *filming*
  • Eric and Dylan: *waiting*
  • People: *cheering*
  • Easter bunny float: *starts to appear*
  • Eric: there it is
  • Dylan: and there's the Easter bunny *zooms in*
  • Eric and Dylan: *runs into the street and climbs onto the Easter bunny float*
  • People: *gasping*
  • Dylan: *still filming*
  • Eric: *pulls off the head of the Easter bunny*
  • Children: *gasps*
  • Eric and Dylan: *gasps* BROOKS??!
  • Brooks: WHAT ARE YOU GUYS DOING??! THIS WAS MY MOMENT
  • Dylan: WHAT THE FUCK BROOKS
  • Security: *starting to come forward*
  • Eric and Dylan: *runs away and takes the Easter bunny mask with them*
Looking for a snailmail friend :>

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Hello! My name is Berit, I’m 20 years old and I am from The Netherlands!

Things that I like/love: 

Animals, photography, traveling, exploring, music, food, reading, writing, meeting people from other countries, parties, films/series, baking/cooking, crafting, hanging out with friends and family, nature, cute things. 

I really want a long-term snailmail friend. I’ll probably send some bits and pieces from home (picture’s, cute stuff) 

Age and gender doesn’t bother me, so feel free to email me if you’re interested! 

beehrit @ gmail . com

Lots of love, 

Berit. :)