but i am dedicated to my craft

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A Richonne Ranking: 40 Moments
[30] Naked – The Next World, 6x10

I want to personally thank Andy ‘Ricky Dicky Doo Dah Grimes’ Clutterbuck and My Girl Danai Gurira for their unyielding dedication to their craft. Their performances here as Post-Coital Couple #1 are truly unparalleled. As if the kiss wasn’t enough to make my head explode, this quick little follow-up scene just about finished me off. Every detail of the frame has been carefully constructed to kill me. Hand placements. Leg positions. Mostly hand placements. One hand in particular. Ass man, as established in… err, almost every episode?

Any argument that Rick and Michonne will be softened by their relationship is swiftly addressed here. Even at their most vulnerable – asleep and naked – they are ready to leap into action and I am HERE. FOR. IT. Look at this couple of warriors turning into a warrior couple.  

  • Andy: It’s great. Two warriors, two warrior lovers. Bring it on! […] The final scene was supposed to be a little more demure. Danai and I just said, “The audience has seen us have a kiss. Then, there’s this reveal of us in bed. The only way we’re going to up this ante and make it real is we’ve got to be naked. We wouldn’t hide under sheets. We’d go for the gun and katana.” We wanted viewers to know nothing’s changed. They’re just ferocious.
  • Tom Payne: So Danai and Andy get up out of bed. First of all, she’s pointing her sword at my face and worrying about me looking. I’m like, “I’m just looking at the sword because I don’t wanna lose my eye.” And then Kari comes in and says, “Can you look Andy up and down and then smile at him?” I’m like, “No!” There was a moment where I was like, “Yeah, maybe I’ll do that…” but Andy was completely naked in front of me. 
  • Danai: It was fun. It was very bonding and, ultimately, we had a great time that evening. 
When War Runs Deep pt. 2 “Marry Me” [M] (ft. Yoongi & Jeongguk)

Genre: Angst, smut [m], mature (blood, war), some fluff in the beginning

→ Yoongi/Reader (ft. Jeongguk), pic cred

→ 2251 words

Summary: vampire!yoongi au; when a forbidden relationship between the general’s daughter and a vampire used as a military tool takes place during the war

prologue | p1: I Swear on my Honor ft. Jeongguk | part 2 | p3: Freedom Doesn’t Exist


“He threads his fingers through your hair and waits until you fall asleep, watching the tears slowly make their way down your temples until they disappear into your hair, unable to bring himself to wipe them away. For those tears are evidence that you are not his, that the ring you will wear around your fourth finger will not be his, the man you wake up to morning after morning would not be him.”

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At the risk of sounding butt hurt, I believe that in the midst of all this Moonlight vs. La La Land battle, it is best not to take away from the beauty of both films.
People are saying they would have hated it had La La Land actually won. Why? Because you despise the race of the actors? Because jazz can only be played and danced to by black people? Because in this time of racial turmoil, only movies with a primarily black cast can win?
I believe the race of the actors and actresses does not take away from the quality or depth of a movie. La La Land was a wonderfully gorgeous film, with a beautifully told story that an entire team poured their heart and souls into telling. Moonlight was a gorgeously deep, heart wrenching tale told by a team that dedicated their life to the craft of storytelling. Each deserved to win, but saying that La La Land winning would have been a sign of white privilege is insulting to both productions, because they each deserved to win, and it had nothing to do with race.

(In an attempt to protect myself from abuse that will certainly be hurled my way, I find it in my best interests to point out that I am a poc)

The Contest- Part 5

To celebrate Supernatural’s 15th season, the producers have decided to hold a contest to cast an unknown in a recurring role as Sam’s rumored love interest. They are doing open casting calls all over the country. Your best friend Nikki wants to go and she drags you along.

Characters: Reader, Best friend Nikki (OC), Nursing Supervisor Anne, Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins, other Supernatural cast and crew

A/N: This is my first attempt at writing about Jared and Jensen and the show.  Please be gentle as I am a delicate flower LOL.  For the purposes of this story, Jared and Misha are both divorced.  No hate please! I’m sure Gen and Vicki are lovely!

Part 1 (all parts are linked)

It took a minute or two for Jared’s words to sink into my alcohol-soaked brain.  When they finally did my eyes shot to his in surprise.  Did he just say what I think he said?

“Okay then…” I muttered as I grabbed him by the front of his shirt and yanked him to me, slamming my lips to his in a blistering kiss.

We finally broke apart when the door slammed open and Nikki stumbled out supported by Misha.  She did not look well.  Jensen, Briana, and Jason were behind them. 

“This one can’t hold her liquor.” Jensen said to me, only slightly slurring his words. “She’s flagged.”

 “I’m only 4 foot 11!  How much liquor do you expect me to hold?” Nikki demanded drunkenly before she threw up all over Jared’s and my shoes. Perfect!

 Jared jumped back and away from me.  So much for us having a moment.

“Things are definitely going to be interesting with you around, Y/N.” Briana said with a laugh.

“Sorry Jared. I wish I could say this is the first time Nikki has thrown up on me but sadly….”

Jensen and Jason though this was hilarious and couldn’t stop laughing.

“Dammit, Nik! These are my favorite boots!” I said with a sigh.

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A little thanks…

I’m so thankful for all the friend’s I’ve made in this fandom.

To the show for bringing us together.

To Jen and Colin for being both amazing people and dedicated and talented actors who have crafted and loved their characters.

To Adam and Eddy for giving us Captain Swan and truly creating the most epic and wonderful on screen relationship that I ever could have asked for.

To this shitty website for giving us a platform to create this community.

To all the fan artists and writers who have entertained and amazed me.

For all the times this show has taken me away from my problems and given me a creative outlet and a positive focus.

Just tagging a few (because I could tag dozens here but I am short on time!)

@nickillian @disastergirl @villains-happy-ending @thesschesthair @direboss @captainswanismyendgame @katie-dub @klar425 & many, many more…

anonymous asked:

I think I'm a minimalist witch. A witch who focuses on one crystal, one spell at a time. A witch who has a carefully organized altar and is constantly purging bad energy. A witch learning happiness, a witch learning meditation, being one and mindful with the energy around me. One tarot card every day. One offering every day. Treat my body like a temple. I am going to improve my life and banish my pain one step at a time. And I think that's okay.

Absolutely! That’s actually very similar to what I do (except I don’t do daily cards I’m very bad with keeping a routine lol.) For a self-called minimalist you actually do way more than me!

I think people have this idea in their heads that “"good”“ witches always fill every minute of their lives with the craft, are constantly doing different spells, all free thought/time is dedicated to magic etc. That’s a ridiculously impossible standard.

Hey hi so I started reading some books for Wicca/witchcraft beginners and after reading a lot i have decided to dedicate myself to the craft! Now I have no idea what I am doing but I’m trying my best to learn and if anyone has any genuine tips or good (factual and genuine) books to read by real authors I would really appreciate it if you could inbox me ! I want to learn the craft the right way and not be ignorant and learn and practice off false information. I don’t want to be another faker that just plays with crystals and incense for the attention. I want to dedicate myself to it and find my place in the world! I’m just reaching out for help here until the goddess leads me to a teacher or coven (with good energy). And if you don’t believe in any of this please don’t reply or message me with hatful words. Just keep your bad opinions to yourself. Thank you 💖

Music in Witchcraft

There’s no shortage of long-winded, scientific studies about the effects music can have on our mood, psyche, and social lives – all of which provide extremely interesting reading, if anyone is interested: but as an anthropologically-minded being, I find the effects of music on society and culture to be extremely fascinating. Even more so as a witch!


Many Crafts (and most religions, in some way or another) rely on music as a means of cohesion – a way to unify its practitioners and attendants, having a lengthy list of “traditional songs” that – in some way – keep particular paths alive through oral, musical tradition when otherwise they may have been lost to the void in times of change or power-struggles. These can be priceless assets, but this is not what I wish to talk about. Undoubtedly, these traditional songs should be kept alive and included in workings, but there is no reason that other songs cannot be floated into the realm of Spirit to serve a similar purpose.


It’s no secret that I am not well-disposed to boundaries on my Craft – and, while I think myself a traditionalist, if there’s one aspect in which I vehemently require some modernity, it’s through music. Conveniently, my taste in music is as varying as my Craft – and as such, I think they work well together. As far as my utilization of music goes, I dedicate most of it to “hype music.”


Rituals often require that a Witch put his/herself into a specific frame of mind, mood, or trance – all of which music can do (and often in a much more timely manner). Sometimes the best way to gear up is to turn on some fitting tunes! Cursing someone? There’s music that can drag you into the darkness: and draw out the anger, sadness, fear that one needs to rightly cast a sustaining curse or hex. Conversely, music can place you in the realm of the Heart, the Mind, bring you forth to a Higher Consciousness or act as psychopomp – snatching your Spirit from your body so that you might travel the many worlds. In this, music very much has its own, innate magic – one that should not be taken lightly. (I took a class on music some years ago and the professor cited that when straight-edge, high school students were put in situations [such as a house part] where there was heavily, drum-ladden music, they were more likely to concede to peer pressure – which goes back to the power of drums and music as a unifying force that is engraved in our genetic coding. As social creatures unity can prove necessary for our survival, and whether we are consciously aware or not, music can play a role in our ability to make (or not make) decisions about our autonomy.)

From time immemorial, music has lead onward the marching soldiers – fueling their proverbial fires and leading them into war, it has stitched spirits together – and made fortune or fool of traveling bards. It is the drumbeats around the fire, the rhythm of the dancers and the medium for the storyteller – all of which lend unto themselves a particular brand of magic not so unlike our own.

As such, there is no one music – never let anyone suggest otherwise, even in faiths that already have a strong, musical background, there is always room for addition. I, for instance, have a huge list of ponta cantados dedicated to Exu and Pomba Gira, some of which are wonderful and put me in precisely the place I need to be – whereas others, while still great, leave me wanting. On the same list, you’ll find dozens of other songs, ones that resonate with me – and remind me of the unique energy of those with who I work. Witchcraft, while grounded much in the past, is not some stoic, stone thing that is unwavering, unchanging – even we traditionalists know this, and there is always room for reimagination, modernization and reapplication – all without compromising the integrity of any path, merely expanding. And that is something I am very much adamant about. I love to take what is there, in all its wonder and add – but not change. I’m a strong believer in that, if it has existed as it has for this long, then it is something that connects to some deep-seated aspect of ourselves. Or, in a more idiomatic sense, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” But that isn’t to say it can’t be expanded. I think that is what I am about at my core: destroy nothing, simply expand it – only add, but never strip away.

With that being said, what is your current witchy jam? What always puts you in the mood for a little witchcraft? Reblog or throw it in the tags!

For me, personally, I always like to listen to something that doubles as both “hype music” and acts as a confidence booster. And by that I mean, I want to listen to something that puts me in such a place that I wholeheartedly believe that I could decimate a city with my hands tied behind my back. As such, one of my current witchy anthems would be this remix of Bad Girls by M.I.A. (for whom I have a great fondness for when it comes to “hype music” and music with unraveling layers of meanings). Try to tell me that doesn’t want to make you “fuck shit up…


photo:  A medium performs the religious dance “Narsingh Avatar” during the last day of the traditional Kartic dance festival at Patan Durbar Square in Lalitpur in Nepal

It’s Steffi!

I’ve been a fan of Mary Cagle’s comics for a long long time, her dedication to her craft is truly admirable and the very fact that she could keep THREE WEBCOMICS going at once should earn far more respect than she gets

Long story short when I saw myself making my own webcomic I promised that I’d send a shoutout to one of the creators that gave me the drive to actually make something in this crazy format. And now that Precinct (https://precinctcomic.tumblr.com/post/158649079380 yes I am shilling my own damn webcomic in this heartfelt piece) is live I decided to do just that.

Support http://cubewatermelon.tumblr.com/ everyone, she sure does make great comics

(PS- just in case anyone’s wondering I didn’t get my nickname from her, that was pure coincidence)

YOU KNOW WHAT

YOU KNOW WHAT I JUST LEARNED?!?!?!

Y’ALL KNOW MIMIKYU RIGHT???

THE LITTLE BUNDLE OF ADORABLENESS THAT WANTS PEOPLE TO LOVE IT SO MUCH IT DRESSED UP AS A PIKACHU.

WELL YOU KNOW HOW NINTENDO MADE A SONG FOR IT, RIGHT???

WELL GUESS WHAT?!?!?!?!?!?!

THE SUBTITLES SAY THAT MIMIKYU HAND-CRAFTED THE COSTUME.

THIS LITTLE CUTENESS HAND-MADE IT’S PIKACHU COSTUME. THAT’S RIGHT YOU HEARD ME, HAND-MADE. IT IS SO DEDICATED AND PROUD OF THAT COSTUME THAT IT WILL CURSE ANYONE THAT TRIES TO TAKE IT AWAY.

I AM SO IN LOVE WITH THIS LITTLE SPOOKY BABE THAT I WILL NOT REST UNTIL I FIND A MIMIKYU AND PUT IT ON MY TEAM AND MAKE IT THE GREATEST POKEMON IT COULD POSSIBLY BE.

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My Sea Altar

This is my first altar, and I’m quite proud of it despite its simplicity
It happens to be a full moon tonight, so I cleansed it using sea salt water and candle smoke, said a prayer over it with intent on my tools, and now I’m going to charge it in the moonlight.

I haven’t dedicated it to any gods or goddess yet, because I am still unsure if I’m going to devote myself to anyone just yet. I want to be sure I’m fully going to commit to a deity before I do so.

I set the entire altar up with items I already owned and things I acquired from Family Dollar. It cost me only 30 bucks.

I’m really excited to take this step into my craft and couldn’t help but share it with you all.

I want to add more to it, when the funds are available. 

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19.08.2016 // i just got back from camp today and i’m feeling super motivated!! also my new pencil case arrived in the post and it’s the most gorgeous thing ever, i’m trying to make all my stationary pastel themed this year because i’m seriously feeling the pastel vibes :) i got a cute crafts magazine and made a super colourful page in my bujo dedicated to the camp because i just had such a lovely time and am now more determined than ever to go out and change the world!!

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I had an anon ask about the difference between an altar and a shrine (to which tumblr ate my attempted reply). I’m not sure what the standard distinction is but my personal one is illustrated by these photos:

The top two are of my altar - I sit and write my journal there, read tarot, scry, use my pendulum, mediate, make spell jars, work. It is an active place that serves my craft.

The bottom two are of my shrines. A space dedicated to things special to me, my craft, and my deities. I do no work there, but I see it morning and evening and it is a reflection of who I am.

Does anyone else have any thoughts or proper explanations for the difference? Possibly @breelandwalker @swampseer @oldmotherredcap @countrysidewitchery @herban-druid @cunningcelt may have answers?

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Hey everyone! So some of you might remember a couple of months ago I posted that my dad has been working on some jewellery and I’m happy to say he’s finally got an Etsy up! 

It’s called MyLunaJewel and has a small, but vast variety of handmade jewellery crafted with silver, gold and natural precious gemstones. A lot of time, love and effort are put into each piece and he is really dedicated and passionate about pleasing his customers to the best of his ability. 

I am by no means trying to guilt anybody into buying his work, I just want to show my dad some love and hopefully together we can help his little business take off. A favourite, a like, or a reblog would mean the world to my family - I thank anybody who takes the time to read this and do so!

Thanks again, and if you have any concerns or questions feel free to send a message.

P.S. He has set up a code for you all, you can use ‘LAP10′ for 10% off!

It’s hard to believe it’s been almost ten years since AtLA first aired, but here we are at the end. It’s been an incredible ride. I grew up with this universe. It changed my life both as an artist and a person, and I am so thankful for michaeldantedimartino’s and bryankonietzko’s hard work, creativity, and dedication to their craft. The world of Avatar and its dedicated and diverse fanbase aren’t going away anytime soon, and it’s thanks to you guys.

(I’m sorry if anyone’s fav isn’t in here, I had to rush to finish this in time!)

Calling All Low Budget Witches and Bargain Hunters!!!

Lately, I’ve been internet window shopping and I’ve come across a lot (and I mean a LOT lol) of awesome deals that low budget witches like myself would love to get their hands on. So many in fact, that I am thinking about making a blog dedicated to it.

Items will be anything witchy including crystals, alter items, jewelry, herbs, books, office supplies (for your grimore of course) divination tools, storage, and so much more.

Stores will be web based (Esty, Amazon, EBay, and any craft and book stores) because I’m not privileged with a car and being in the broom closet, asking to go to the craft or witchy store and only buying incense or jars would be suspicious so it’s hard to get my hands on anything. And if I have that problem, there have to be others like me.

Items will be as low as a dollar and will not reach anything more than $20 (if I were to post something of more value it will be because it’s an unbelievably wonderful deal). *Also think about S&H since these items will come from online stores*

I know there have to be some low budget witches out there who are either just starting out like me, or just want to get their hands on a good bargain.

So? Is this a good idea?

Stop weaponizing prayer 2k15

Somebody left a pretty awful comment on one of the posts we had reblogged on our blog today. Although it was nothing most Christians haven’t heard before, it still was pretty hurtful- especially because the comment was on a post that we loved and reblogged from one of you lovely people. It was not an ideal comment and it insulted the intelligence and commitment of Christians everywhere.

My initial reaction to this comment, however, was even less than ideal. My fingers were immediately poised to nastily type “I’ll pray for you…” in response to a comment that really didn’t affect me or my self-worth or how I see God at all. My heart was immediately inclined to hurl “I’ll pray for you…” to somebody who was already mistrusting of the Christian community and to somebody who truly didn’t need my condescending defense mechanism.

“I’ll pray for you…” says “I am hurt by what you said and so because of it I am going to laud my relationship with God over you sad, unredeemable person.” It’s truly the “Listen, sweetie (:” of the Christian community, and it does us no good.

“I’ll pray for you…” with the ulterior motive of patronizing the other individual is a weapon- not a blessing. It is an exercise in self-righteousness and for the sake of non believers and Christians alike, it needs to stop.

I wasn’t ready to dedicate my time or concern to addressing the misguided points of that comment and so I snarled and I muttered and I triumphed in my quick-and-condescending Christian comeback until the Holy Spirit took my heart and stilled it.

To the person that I almost attacked with my disingenuous prayers, I am sorry. Although I don’t think the comment was fair or right to the person who had crafted that lovely post, you do not deserve to be hurled hate-in-the-form-of-righteousness like that. I don’t know who you are but if you have questions or misunderstandings about Christianity and the history of the Church and if, yes, Christians can be intelligent, you deserve a real response. Message us in our inbox if you have come here to learn. 

Right after I was convicted to not go on with showing this phrase of self-righteousness toward this individual, I turned to my Bible app and my God literally and immediately showed me what was up.

The verse of today is Colossians 4:5-6.

“Walk in wisdom toward those who are outside, redeeming the time. Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one. (‭Colossians‬ ‭4‬:‭5-6‬ NKJV)”

I think I finally understand.

- 31Women (Akua)

ps don’t you love it when the Lord completely proves Himself to you through things like this? sending verses and messages that completely rebuke you and whatever you were about to foolishly do? He knows, man… He knows. mhmmmmm.

al0h4-grom  asked:

hi I just created a new acc dedicated to surf stuff ect. but I am also a huge diy person. I need some new ideas for decoration in my room. I thought about maybe something that I could make out of seashells?? thanks ☺️

Hello there,

Congratulations on your room, I bet it looks fantastic!

Here are some DIY crafts with seashells:

DIY Simple Shell Candles | Everything Etsy

A simple, easy craft that turns ordinary shells into cute candles!

DIY Beach Seashell Coasters | Creative in Chicago

Coasters for any space made with hemp rope and mini shells.

DIY Oyster Shell Candle Holder | Waterside Cottage Styles

Make a statement in any room with this DIY centerpiece!

Here are some other DIY projects you might enjoy:

DIY Faux Red Coral | The V Spot

A unique decoration for any room.

DIY Beach Inspired Mason Jars | A Pumpkin & A Princess

You could use the mason jar for a vase for flowers, as a pencil holder, change holder or you could even place some shells inside!

DIY Rope Mirror | Apartment Therapy

Easy & cute mirror. 

For more decoration ideas & projects click here.

Things I'm doing for Samhain. 🔮🎃

So. I’m going to the local cemetery and putting flowers on random graves.

I am also doing a ritual with a good friend of mine to honor those who have passed who had no one to mourn for them.

I also have a few tarot spreads dedicated to Samhain that I would like to try out, which I am also doing in the cemetery.

I ask of my followers that on Halloween take a time away from your festivities and just take a moment to honor those of us who have fallen over the years. And remember to be safe this year!