but it's kind of not really all that important

A Little Witchy Guide of Candle Magick

I’ve gotten a few questions about candles and candle magick here and there, so I figured I’d make another Little Witchy Guide! If I have left anything out, please let me know! :)
I really hope this helps you and please feel free to ask me any questions of any kind! :D

Candle magic is an ancient art and it is the most widely used magic practiced today. The candle itself is a very powerful magical tool it contains all the basic elements earth, wind, fire and water, earth is represented in the wax, water the melted wax, the flame fire and the air is the smoke. The colour of the candles is very important as the different colours will bring with it its own energy and power, green for healing, red for empowerment etc. Each of the elements has with it its own single coloured candle, green for earth, yellow for air, blue is for water and red is for fire. The different colours also represent either a yin female or yang male energy, yellow is yin, green is yang, blue is yin and red is yang.

A candle is believed to have its own vibration and can be used in meditation and divination, pink or violet is a calm and soft light where as red is strong and powerful, when a candle is lit its colour is released into the surrounding area which will bring a nice energy into the room. If during your ritual you need a lot of power, light multiple candles. By rubbing oil over a candle before your ritual this will charge the candle with your own personal energy.

Magical tips on candles:

  • It’s always a good idea to clean candles, this will strengthen their power.
  • Candles prefer not to be blown out, but to be put out using a toll or wet fingertips, blowing out the candle may insult the element.
  • It is best to use a different candle for each magical purpose, if you are using a red candle for love and a white one for healing, keep them separate.
  • A white candle is symbolic of purity and can be used in place of any other colour.
  • Any candle can be used in your magic, but beeswax candles are more powerful.
  • Engraving a candle is a good way to bring about your wish and by adding a letter of the magical alphabet you will bring mystery and connection to the ancient art of Wicca. A simple example could be to engrave a heart for love and a dollar sign for wealth in your ritual.
  • If a candle goes out whilst you are practicing doing magic, this is a sign, a message.
  • On your birthday when blowing out the candles you perform an act of candle magic. No one really knows where the idea of placing candles on a birthday cake came from, the main possibility is from the ancient Greeks who would bake round cakes in honour of their Moon goddess Artemis, it is said that the Greeks placed candles around the cake to resemble a glowing Moon.
  • Using your own homemade candles will greatly increase their power, candles are very easy to make, you only need to heat wax, add the wick and leave it to cool down then place it into a fire-safe bowl to burn the rest of the way down.
  • Looking into the flame of a candle is the perfect way to regain or strengthen focus .
  • A simple candle ritual is to sit in a darkened room facing a mirror, place the candle in front of you and look at your reflection, let your eyes relax and after a few moments your face will begin to change. Your reflection will reveal what you looked like in your past lives. This magic ritual can also be done with a friend. Both of you sit in a darkened room with a candle between you, and as you look at each other letting your eyes relax, you will see what your friend looked like in their past lives.
  • Some simple yet powerful candle magic is to write your wish on a piece of paper and fold it in half, light one corner with the candle flame and hold the paper as long as you can before the flame reaches your fingers.
  • To charge your candle you can rub essential oil into it, this will add power to your magic, any oil can be used it’s a personal preference.
  • Each of the twelve astrological star signs has a specific colour, you may wish to burn the candle for your star sign to empower yourself and enhance your strengths, or you may like to burn a coloured candle associated with another zodiac sign to empower yourself with the strengths of that sign. You may decide to use the strength, determination and wisdom of Scorpio the scorpion  before an important business meeting.

Zodiac Colours

Below is a table of the Zodiac and the corresponding colours:

Gemini the Twins, ruled by Mercury, colour yellow, air sign, best for spells with connections, intelligence and movement.

Cancer the Crab, ruled by the Moon, colour silver, water sign,  spells for love and friendship.

Aries the Ram, ruled by planet Mars, colour red or poppy, fire sign , spells for re-energising or lifting the spirit.

Aquarius the Water Bearer, ruled by Uranus, colour blue, air sign, for rituals to do with detachment, organisation or independence.

Taurus the Bull, ruled by Venus, colour green, earth sign, spells for wealth and fortune.

Leo the Lion, ruled by the Sun, colour orange, fire sign , spells for passion and sexual pleasures.

Libra, the Scales, ruled by Venus, air sign, colour violet or pink, spells for balance, romance and peace.

Capricorn, the Goat, ruled by Saturn, colour black or brown, earth sign, spells for ambition, loyalty  and determination.

Scorpio the Scorpion, ruled by Pluto, colour red or cherry, water sign, spells for intuition, sex, self empowerment and passion.

Pieces the Fish, ruled by Neptune, colour white, water sign, spells for inspiration, divination, intuition or dream magic.

Sagittarius, the archer, ruled by planet Jupiter, colour purple, fire sign, spells for creativity, confidence, happiness, trust and travel.

Virgo the Maiden, ruled by Mercury, colour pale blue, earth sign, spells for healing, communication, peace, and advancement.

Scented Candles and their magical strengths:

Blueberry – burn to keep unwanted negative energies away from your home.

Blue Rose – this is used to honour the goddesses.

Carnations – are traditionally used for healing.

Cherry – perfect to attract and inspire love.

Cinnamon – burn for wealth and fortune.

Coconut – burn this scent for purification and protection.

Copal – is perfect for honouring the Gods.

Frangipani – can be used to stimulate positive energy in a sacred space.

Honeysuckle – is used to bring good luck, health and strengthen psychic abilities

Jasmine – Burn to be lucky in love.

Lotus – burn for a harmonious life, inner peace and for meditation.

Musk – Used to gain courage, strength and to heighten sexual passion.

Myrrh – this is an ancient scent used for protection and purification.

Passion flower – use to ensure peaceful sleep, soothes troubles and calms the mind.

Patchouli – scent to attract money.

Pine – use to gain strength, and repel negative energies.

Rose – perfect for love magic, and a peaceful home.

Sandalwood – is an all purpose scent for healing and protection.

Spice – is a passionate scent for all your magic workings.

Spirit – used to attract guidance from spirits.

Strawberry – burn for love, friendship and luck.

Tangerine – burn to attract prosperity.

Temple – perfect to use on an altar during rituals.

Vanilla – burn to enhance memory and stimulate sexual appetite.

Coloured Candles And Their Magical Strengths:

Purple: power, business progress, ambition.

Red: love, health, sex, strength, energy, fire element.

Green: money, luck, fertility, prosperity, earth element.

Orange: attraction, ambition, stimulation, creativity.

Black: to heal discord, repel evil and repelling negativity and remove confusion.

White: truth, purity, peace, spirituality.

Brown:  fosters neutrality, overcomes uncertainty and hesitation, grounding.

Pink: love, morality, honour, romance, friendship.

Orange: attraction, ambition, stimulation, creativity.

Gray: calms, repels negativity.

Light Blue: tranquility, patience, health.

Dark Blue: aids depression and changeability.

Greenish Yellow: mellows jealousy, anger, discord.

You know what I really wanna see in the next part of Aelin’s story? Aelin interacting with the cadre in their fae forms. Give me Rowan resting on her shoulder and her stroking his feathers. Give me Gavriel leaning against her legs and little head touches like he’s just a big Fleetfoot.

But I want it as more than just a little cute ‘oh, yeah, let me just luxuriously stroke this big cat’. I want details on how fae in their animal forms are treated. Is it as though they really are just animals? Do Fenrys and Connal get stroked and get attention like normal tame wolves?

Or is there a distance because, yes, that is a person inside that body? Like I’m picturing little kids making things very awkward when they want to pet the doggy and their parents have to be like ‘nope, not appropriate’. Or, say if Aelin was petting Gavriel. Would that be weird because it’s a male in that body? Would it be uncomfortable for Gavriel? Like the equivalent of her just awkwardly running her hands down his body?

Is it generally agreed among fae that you don’t touch them as if they were just an animal, or is it all just considered normal? Are the lines blurred a bit because things are so different in an animal form? Is it acceptable to pet them because, in that moment, they’re an animal? Or is it still weird?

And I really want to see someone who’s rarely encountered the fae trying to figure out the social conventions around it.

(I’m looking at you, Dorian, because you would totally try to pet Fenrys as a wolf, don’t even lie)


thank you @shitwonho​ for tagging me so i have an excuse to post this and address an issue that’s kinda been bugging me recently LOL

recently, quite a few of you guys (especially my younger followers) have messaged me privately saying how you wished you “were as pretty as me” or “wow you’re so pretty you look like a kpop idol!” and i’m super duper flattered don’t get me wrong!! but i think we all need to realize that the pictures that ppl post on social media are of course going to be the one’s where they look their best. 95% of the time, i look like the photo on the left LOL but i’m not posting photos of when i have my really bad days even though i still love myself when i’m being a potato :P i love makeup and dressing up and looking good as much as the next person, but it doesn’t enhance my self value you know?? regardless of how i look, i know i’m a hardworking person, i’m caring and responsible and a great friend, and i have great ppl in my life <3

we all love those “get you a girl/guy who can do both memes” with our favourite idols, but we should also take that perspective on ourselves too! love all aspects of ourselves too just like we do with our fave idols :) and also remember that it’s an idol’s job to always look good and they have a whole team of ppl who help them out with that! there’s nothing good about comparing ourselves with someone else because another person’s success doesn’t equal your failure, and someone else’s failures don’t equal your success. similarly, another person’s beauty doesn’t diminish your own beauty!!! so i guess the take away message is to just love yourself regardless because there’s something to love about everyone one of you!!! (⺣◡⺣)♡*

ANYWAY, i won’t tag anyone because this wasn’t really a selfie tag LOOL but if you also feel like posting derpy photos of yourself or doing a “get yourself someone who can do both” challenge then feel free to say i tagged you!! 

so i finally got off my arse to do a follower forever! ive probably forgotten some people bc sideblogs and such but know that i love you all! 

some really important people:
@unchillnursey - my dude, my pal u know how much i love u and u have actually saved my life for real,, its so crazy that we met bc of check please,, like can u even believe it

@omgheckplease - babe ur so lovely and sweet and silly and gorgeous ily 💖 (and ur blogs of course) 

@pandowl - pal you are very very kind and helpful and its nice to know that you are in my corner you know?

@legendarydragondefender - we only started talking recently (my bad) but its really easy to talk to you and very good :))

@adopt-all-the-tadpoles, @androgynousspacemango, @antoinerousssel, @aroaceshitty, @artsyhipsternhlbro, @asexualdex, @asexualnursey, @audiaphilios, @autisticchowder, @autisticzimmboni, @autistic–wellie, @benjji2795, @birlcholtz, @bi-ransom@bittebittle, @biholsom@bittleforpresident, @bisexualjustinoluransi, @bisexual-holster, @bobaphichit, @bootytoohella, @bpdkentparson, @blueeyes-and-hockeysticks@bshittyknights, @caitlnfarmer, @camillacollinsfanclub, @captainmorielly, @catknit7, @checkpleasetae, @chilllaxbro, @chillwhiskey, @chowder-chow, @chowderdefensesquad, @competitivefuckinghorticulture, @dadbob, @dallaseguin, @dayslegend, @demidex, @derek-nursey-nurse@dewrecknurse, @dexnurseyheadcanons, @dexondefense@dexs-freckles, @dexthecryptid, @dexydex, @didjamissme, @dixie-champagne, @drinkity, @ehbittle, @epickegster, @especially-shitty

@fatlardo, @fffffuckthelaxteam, @fooiinneeee, @foxtrot-thelaxbro, @foxtrotthelaxbro, @genesiee, @gigglyseguin, @gutsybitsy, @halfnakedshitty, @happyzimm, @harrisonbrownie, @haus-sweet-haus@hellaswawesome, @hockeycaptain, @hockeygarbage, @hoenursey, @holtzy@itsybittle, @ittybittyzimmermann, @jackbittymann, @jckzimmermanns, @jewishtango@jkirkmccoy, @johnnysgaudreau, @kanyeparson, @kenny-jr@king-pengis, @kitpurrsontrashqueen, @kvparson90, @larissadvan, @lardo4lyfe@lardodavinci, @lardoduandefencesquad, @lardoismymom@lardosgirlfriend@legojacques, @lesbiancaptainamerica, @lesbiangeorgiamartin, @lilgaybabes, @littlestpersimmon, @lizards-online, @lobsterdex@lovethygoalies@marcandresfleurys, @marchandd, @marquisdehockey, @matt-marns, @mr-crappy, @multi-purpose-tool-guy, @myboyransom

@nonbinarybitty, @nonbinarybuckys, @nsfwomgcp, @nursepoindexter, @nurseys-long-lost-chill, @nursey-nursey-please, @obihan, @ocdransom, @oduyah, @ohh-watson, @ohsobittle, @olllmaatta, @onethousandroaches, @omggeorgiamartin, @piesandpucks, @phillipsheabutter, @polyfrogsofficial, @redporkpadthai, @reytistic, @rocklardo, @rhysiana, @samwell-womens-hockey, @sick-flow, @sidcrosbybro, @sharkcastic, @showsonface, @shittybnice, @softebuddy@soft-hockey, @softhockeybroaesthetic, @someobscurereference, @spaceyho, @steaderikfrederik, @teamusatrash, @tiny-potatos, @tiptoe39, @thedragonsfate, @thehausghosts, @themetaphysicalgoalie, @theybothknow, @trans-autisticchowder, @trans-cp, @transguytango, @transshittyknight, @transtadpoles, @transwhiskey, @tyranosaurus-dex@unsoliciteddibs, @vegaces, @vimzimm, @violacakes, @weapon-x-program, @whisperydrunk, @zimboniiiiii, @zombizombi

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So I have realized that a lot of people are pissed at Jules for calling Ophelia a mistake, but like I think its REALLY important she did. I am the kind of person who loves character flaws, okay and as flawless and strong Jules is, she has her faults. Jules lashes out when she’s hurt, we saw this in the first few episodes when she told Ophelia she was deranged, hell we even saw it when she beat the hell out of all these rapists. She lashes out when someone gets to her and sees how hurt she is. She likes to live in her own little bubble and bottle it up, but eventually she just explodes. She’s hurt and she thinks she can make herself better by hurting others. She’s not trying to be mean, she’s trying to save herself the pain. She’s afraid of Ophelia because Ophelia sees her, Ophelia sees the pain and Ophelia knows that Jules is hurt. That terrifies her. So, she lashes out. She isolates herself because maybe if she’s alone she won’t get hurt again. I think that makes her SUCH a human character. I think that builds her character as much as it hurts it. I think it’s important to show her mistakes as well as her successes.

A Love Letter to Hibike Euphonium

With Kyoto Animation’s latest darling work having come to its end I find it important to take a moment to really look at Hibike! Euphonium. Kyoto Animation, while always boasting masterful visual storytelling and cinematography, has not had a recent streak of strong narrative. The like of Phantom World, Amagi, and Chunnibyou all ranged from being simply entertaining to rather hollow in terms of their thematic structure and grander narrative. While this never bottomed up for them–even in the case of Phantom World–these kinds of shows were not the Haruhi’s or the Clannad’s that give the studio its rep among the community. By comparison Hibike is a real star that outclassed much of anything I’ve seen as of recent by a large margin.

Every little aspect of the narrative or the cast in Hibike Euphonium all work to say something about its core themes and message, elements that drive the story and all of its characters. Not since Kanon 2006 have I seen something this wonderfully executed in terms of thematic implementation. Hibike is a story about passion, about what passion can do for you and what it means to have interest and desire. Every character’s in the show can be boiled down to two basic questions, “What does it mean to be passionate about something?” and “What does having passion in something do to a person?” and this is something that drives to the core of the entire cast. And what’s special is that every character answers these questions differently. Natuski develops a passion for music because she sees it as a way to connect to the people she cares about. Nozomi’s passion comes from a sense of unity and a fulfillment in improving one’s self. Hazuki wants to do whatever she can to allow the people around her to enjoy themselves. Reina sees it as a way to become special and reach out to those who inspire her. The list goes on and on for every character. 

One on the important concepts regarding this that the show examines is asking where passion is derived. While many members of the cast have their own reasons coming from their own personal experiences–such as Taki’s commitment to carry on the dream of his late wife–something that is true for the entire cast is the idea of passion inciting passion. For most every character, their drive comes from the drive of another. Taki’s wife inspires Taki who inspires Reina who inspires Kumiko who inspires Natsuki. Nozomi inspires Yorizuka who inspires Yuko. Asuka’s father inspires Asuka who inspires most of the third years. These chains can be drawn all throughout the show. For Hibike Euphonium passion is something wonderful that when pursued gives you a sense of purpose and identity that is invaluable. This acquired attitude is infectious. It is, after all, one of the largest reasons why Taki is able to whip the band into shape in season one. 

Speaking of season one, it takes a bit of a different specific approach to the themes than season two does. The first season is largely the story of Kumiko. Her arc is told throughout the entirety of the first thirteen episodes and her character is always changing and growing throughout. The first season is, for this reason, much more about the importance of finding what you love and giving it your all, something seen in both Kumiko’s relationship to music and her relationship to Kousaka Reina. It is important to note that Kumiko begins the story without having passion in anything. She has a mild interest in music but actively avoids it in high school, this despite her moderate talent in the craft. It is not until she sees Reina’s passion does she come to realize her own. In one of the most powerful and well animated scenes Kumiko runs off in a panic screaming about how she personally wants to improve as a musician, that her words to Taki assuring him that she could play her piece were not coming from nothing, but rather from a passion she now had. By the end of the series Kumiko has found an identity, built relationships, and has discovered a drive to improve as a result of her passions. Her conversation with Reina at the end of the season, in which Kumiko explains how she will never abandon her, works on a larger scale to represent the changes in her outlook in general. Kumiko will no longer run from what she cares for and will be open in her passion and interest, for both music and her loved ones.

Season two builds on this now that Kumiko is strictly defined as someone who is passionate. The focal point becomes about how easy it is to lose that passion and how important it is to fight to keep it always. Nozomi, Yorizuka, Asuka, and Kumiko’s sister all face something that shakes their passion, something painful in which the easiest option is to give up. Nozomi and Mamiko give up and grow to be bitter and isolated, while the others who begin to walk that path lose their light and will. We see it in the fact that every one of these characters always comes back to music, however, that the ultimate message is that it is always worth it to keep following your passion. Asuka playing at the nationals, Mamiko supporting her sister and pursuing her own dreams outside of her parent’s wishes, everything ties back to this: One’s happiness is derived from doing what pulls them, identity and motivation come from doing what one has passion for. This is ultimately what Hibike season two leaves us with.

The relationships formed from the inciting of passion and through the arcs that analyze the depth of their passion are ultimately what makes this sea of thematic framing work. Casting aside the question of romance, the relationship between Kumiko and Reina is in and of itself inspiring and moving in subtle ways unlike anything I’ve seen in a long time. Every growth and step back in their bond comes from a clear place for clear reasons and is always evolving. The awkward distance turning into a one sided admiration turning into two people pushing each other to excel was absolutely stunning. And this level of complexity in character interaction isn’t reserved for the leads, its seen in Kumiko inspiring Natsuki, growing to love Asuka, to understand her sister. The interactions are all so human, so deliberate. With the exception of Shuichi, every character had their moments to grow and from bonds that defined and redefined them and made the ensemble cast feel alive like little has this year.

Sound Euphonium is beautiful. It is well orchestrated, animated, and filmed, but then again so are all of Kyoto Animation’s works. What really makes this show irreplaceable, one of the greats, is its clear sense of purpose and how that purpose bleeds into every aspect of the narrative. What results is a world composed of thinking and feeling people in a story about how a girl finds something to care about and love, and how that changes her forever. All with a cast of characters who’s struggles and plights work in tandem to push them all to even greater heights. This show makes me laugh, cry, and be completely taken aback at seeing these people work hard for what they believe in. It tells us that no mater what we should always work towards what makes us happy, to give ourselves to our passions if we have them and to find them if we don’t. In the end every single character and me myself leaves the show a different person than how they were when it started, because that’s what finding something you love and are passionate about does to you.

Jinyoung’s Rich Boy Profile

Day 4 Jinyoung
here we are half way through, only the maknaes left after this one.
honestly I’m surprised with how many gifs i have of jinyoung in a suit/shirt and tie.
~ahgase Omma

How they have the money?
his the only son to a very important man in the korean government. obviously a well paid job, and one where it expects his kids to go to a good school and, in a way, inherit the god. its a very secretive high ranking official kind of job.

Feelings about being rich?
he’s never really seen a strong negative about it, as all his friends are in the same financial bracket as him. he actually finds it some what honourable to be in such a respected family, and looks forward to carrying on the family name, but this can be seen as being a bit egotistical.

How does he use the money?
its never to excessive, he doesn’t really need a car of his own to drive, as he’s in korea, and has a family driver. he’s more focused on his path to becoming someone important that spending money everywhere. if anything he just buys the odd expensive accessory, most likely a watch, and fine smart ware. 

he dabbles in a few interests, but no enough for it to impact his upbringing into the government world, he’s focused on the responsibilities he’ll one day have. mostly he distresses with movies and reading.


super smart business, or sophisticated casual. its one or the other, he doesn’t deviate too much from these. he’s either needed to dress proper for events and meetings, or casual enough to ‘fit in’ but with a wealthy/sophisticated feel.

as he gee up with his friends being in a similar situation, he feels comfortable enough to trust them. its rare for him to make new friends on a whim of a late night outing. he doesn’t worry about ‘fake’ friends for money maybe just friends that can gain merit from begin friends with high standing families in government.

Public Presence
its hardly around for him to react to, only during big events does he really come across it and even then he’s not why they’re there. due to minimal exposure he doesnt have too much of a negative view, they cover events and let people know of the charities. he tends to stay out of the scandal side of the media.

he actively tries to save as much as he can, as he doesn’t have to many expenses of his own to take care of. he set either a percent/monthly earning or a minimum profit mark, where after that is met he can save or donate.

Is he a philanthropist?
more and more so the older he gets. he’s a frequent visitor to charity events where he’s donating a fixable amount to a cause, he tends to stick to 2-3 that are very close to his heart. child education and busan rejuvenation projects.

Does he spend it all?

no. he has not intention of spending it all, he’s learnt from a young age to think of the further, and that is what keeps him shopping sprees, he must think for his family. he has lots of investments in property and stocks.

He has considered it, and most likely been set up on a few blind dates. he’s coming to the age where he should start to look for someone that can support him in the way he needs (family pressures) theres no real serious relationship as that would be held for someone he intends to marry.

Future plans?
carry on with the position that has been given to him, he must understand and control the situations that could affect the country. he works hard towards this for a long time. with this set job he has a secure setting that would be ideal for a family.

people always get so… weird about su, and treat it like it’s not a kids show when they get mad at su critical blogs for being upset about things.. i wonder if i can put this into words correctly?? ill try

so, portraying a character doing something morally wrong, like manipulating a child or being unreasonably cold and forceful isnt… necessarily a bad thing to do in media in general, it could be an important plot point or a social commentary. But it’s not okay if it’s a KID’S SHOW. I don’t mean this in a “its a kids show so it cant have an interesting plot” kind of way, i mean that kids are going to take a message from it, whatever it might be.

for example, a situation like pearl and connie in sworn to the sword could be a really interesting character study in a different story, but in SU? a kids show? all that does is teach children that it’s ok to have no self worth and its ok to teach others that their lives dont matter. There was no “pearl that’s bad” in that episode, not really.

And this show just keeps doing it! it shows harmful behavior and then doesn’t do anything to try to teach children that it’s wrong. If SU was a better written show for adults, then maybe these plot choices could be justified, given that they had more explanation and existed as character studies or instances of character growth. But in SU, that just… doesnt happen

really what im trying to say is that we aren’t complaining because a story has some instances of characters doing harmful things, conflict is a necessary part of any story! we’re complaining because this is media that is being created in order to teach children lessons, and the lessons aren’t right.

idk how to word this really but ithink its important to be able to think separately of creative work vs the people who created them. so many people say stuff like “you cant like ___, because the person who made it is problematic because they did such-and-such.” but i mean, if a persons actions are entirely unrelated to the thing they’ve made that i enjoy, i dont think it should matter that much…?

i mean yeah, it sucked that ale/x hi/rsch donated to PP and all that, but it doesnt make me think any less of him, really. im just disappointed but not surprised. maybe its bc im used to everything i like coming from liberal creators so at this point i try not to even pay attention to their choices outside of what they create.

of course if they’re including immoral content in their works, thats another issue, but i can still respect them for their talent, effort, and creativity, and enjoy what they’ve made regardless of their personal beliefs and political choices. i can still recognize when they’ve made something unique because its what theyre passionate about, and say “this is a well-made film/show/etc.” if i gave up everything i like bc of something wrong that the creators did or said, i would be left with almost nothing.

idk where im going with this but its been on my mind and im just gonna keep enjoying the things i like despite what differences i have with the people who made them

Drunk On Love - Part 1 (Thomas Jefferson x Reader)

I’m supposed to be studying for a kind of really important test I have to take tomorrow…instead I got one of the founding fathers drunk. Procrastination at its finest. 

I am so overwhelmed by the amount of likes on my first fic, you guys. Like, you actually noticed. Wow. Thank you all so much. I hope you all enjoy this one as well. I have expectations to live up to now, don’t I?

Words: 2210

Warnings: Language and drunkenness I guess? I don’t know!

“So, Y/N.” Angelica leaned forward, looking at you expectantly, and you groaned, knowing exactly what she was about to say. Having a girls’ night in with the Schuyler sisters was always fun, but it wouldn’t be complete without one or more of them hounding you about getting a boyfriend at least once.

“Don’t even start, Angelica!” You shook your head. “I’ve told you guys, I’m focusing on my career right now. I don’t exactly have a ton of time to go meet random guys.”

“We never said you had to meet someone new,” Peggy observed with a glint in her eye. “There’s no reason why you couldn’t date someone you already know.”

“Oh yeah? Like who?” you challenged, fully expecting her to crash and burn.

“Well…what about Lafayette?”

You impulsively whacked the youngest sister with a pillow. “He is like my very annoying, very French older brother. Hell no.”

Eliza stayed silent, her brow furrowed in concentration.

“John Laurens just broke up with his girlfriend.” Peggy tried.

“Oh, my god, Peggy, no!” You shook your head, laughing at the thought, and pushed some stray h/c hairs behind your ear. “We’re just friends. And no, don’t you even mention Mulligan. None of the guys, okay?”

“James Madison.” Angelica threw out carelessly, tilting her head at you as though contemplating whether the match would work.

You gave a theatrical groan. “Give it up guys, honestly. I’m not interested in any of these idiots.”

Eliza rearranged herself on the floor where you all were sitting in Angelica’s apartment, lying on her stomach and propping herself up on her elbows while regarding you with an expression you weren’t quite happy with.

“Eliza, what is that face for?” you asked, a warning in your tone.

“Here’s a thought,” the middle sister said suddenly. “Describe your perfect guy, Y/N. And then we’ll figure out who he is.”

“My perfect guy?” You wrinkled your nose doubtfully.

“Yes!” Angelica clapped her hands. “And then we promise we’ll leave you alone and watch a movie, okay?”

Well. If it meant they’d stop. “Fiiine.” you whined out.

Eliza looked at you expectantly. “Personality traits?”

You paused, considering. I may as well put some effort into this, you reasoned. Then they’ll be satisfied. “Um… I don’t know…Confident. A good sense of humor. Someone… someone with intelligence and ambition.” As you spoke, the image of a faceless stranger began to take shape in your mind, and the qualities rolled easier off your tongue. “Charming, but not fake. Bold enough to flirt but not a player. Someone who knows what he wants. Someone I can match wits with. Opinionated. Caring. Loving.” you trailed off, thinking, unaware of Eliza’s eyes slowly growing rounder.

“Tall and dark haired is always nice,” you joked with a laugh. “Other than that, I don’t know. Can I be done now?” You reached for the bottle of water you’d been given after choking memorably on popcorn earlier in the night, and took a few sips.

“We can finish for you.” Eliza pronounced with a smirk. “Let me see… a politician. Dark dreamy eyes, great hair, a bizarre flair for magenta–”

You spat out your water, your nose and eyes burning and a hacking cough escaping you. “Damn you all, this is the second time I’ve nearly choked to death tonight!”

Angelica reached over to smack your back between the shoulderblades a few times, laughing. “Well if that reaction didn’t confirm our suspicions…what d’you think, ladies?”

Eliza shrugged. “Y/N and Thomas Jefferson? I mean, Alex hates him, but he’s not the one dating him. You guys would be really cute together.”

Time to do damage control before these three give us a fucking shotgun wedding, knowing them. “I don’t even know him all that well, Eliza. Seriously. No freakin’ way.” I mean, he’s hot, but don’t tell them that.

Peggy snorted. “Let’s see. You two met at that party Eliza threw last summer, when Alex punched him and he tripped into you. Not ideal, but it’d make a great story to tell your kids.”

You made a face. “Okay. Hold the fuck up, Margarita Schuyler!”

“It’s Peggy!” she protested with a glare.

“How did we go from ‘hey you should maybe date this guy’ to ‘we’re picking your children’s names’? I object to this!”

“He then proceeded to apologise to you so many times he forgot to be mad at Alex,” Eliza jumped in. “Which, might I remind you, leaves you as the only person on the planet who has ever distracted those two from each other.”

“He was trying to be decent, is all.” you mumbled, feeling a blush creeping into your cheeks.

“Decent? Hah!” Angelica laughed loudly. “Thomas Jefferson went to William and Mary, graduated two years before you, and doesn’t have any interest in classical music. What reason could he possibly have had for going to Princeton’s band concert when you were a senior? Oh, wait, you were the first chair flute, in the front row, in a pretty dress.” Her voice was dripping with sarcasm.

“Maybe he had a…cousin…or something…playing?” you suggested feebly, your palms turned skyward.

“Oh, right. Definitely. That’s obviously it.” Eliza nodded along, rolling her eyes. “Give it up, Y/N. Just admit it, he likes you.”

“And you just described basically him for your perfect guy.” Peggy elbowed you, and you winced at the sharp bone prodding your ribcage.

Maybe if you concentrated hard enough, you could force yourself not to blush. You didn’t like Thomas. You just saw him around sometimes, that meant nothing. Right?

Your phone startled all four of you just then, blaring out your unexpected ringtone–the theme from the Broadway musical In The Heights–and you breathed a silent sigh of relief. At this point, you didn’t care if it was a telemarketer. You’d answer gladly, if only to save you from this conversation.

Eliza rolled over and grabbed your cell phone from where it was lying on the carpet a few feet away, looking at the caller before tossing it to you. “Told you,” she singsonged.

You looked down at your screen in alarm. Fuck. What the hell was Thomas Jefferson doing calling you now, of all times? Yes, you two talked sometimes, but you were hardly as close to him as you were to the group Alex had drunkenly christened the ‘Hamilsquad’. Besides, he’d told you a few weeks ago that he was going to be in France. It was nearly four in the morning there, and making a call back to the U.S. had to be pretty expensive.

You rolled your eyes, mostly for the benefit of the girls watching you, and held the phone to your ear. “Hello?”

“Heyyy, Y/N,” Thomas’s voice was hard to distinguish with all of the background noise where he was, but, even so, he was unmistakably drunk.

You sighed. “Thomas, what the hell? You’re drunk.”

“‘M not,” he protested, sounding insulted at the very thought.

“Right. So it’s pure coincidence that I can hear people yelling in a French bar somewhere, and you’re just talking like that for fun, and you had a legitimate reason for calling me in the middle of the night.” It was the middle of the night for him, anyway. “Admit it, you drunk dialled me.”

“You’ve got such a pretty voice, Y/N.”

“Fucking hell.” you cursed aloud. “Thomas Jefferson, you’re drunk as a skunk. Go back to your hotel before you get into trouble.”

In front of you, Angelica was laughing heartily at your end of the conversation, and you stuck your tongue out at her, making a childish face.

“But Y/N!” he whined.

A sigh of annoyance escaped your lips. “What do you want, Thomas?”

“I missed you.” His response was uncharacteristically despondent. Oh god, was that a sniffle?

You made a face at your friends. Covering your phone with your hand, you whispered, “He’s drunk and possibly crying, help!”

Peggy snorted. “Nice.”

“I do not envy your hangover tomorrow. Just go home and go to bed, Thomas.”

“I forgot to tell you,” he slurred stubbornly, “how much I love you.”

You froze, shock rendering you speechless while an unbidden blush rose in your cheeks. “T-that’s…uh-um… that’s…” you trailed off, forcing yourself to ignore the way your heart was racing. You don’t like him, damn it! He’s drunk anyway!

“Don’t you love me, Y/N?” He sniffled again. Apparently Thomas Jefferson was a very emotional drunk.

“Yes, I–no, wait—ugh! Thomas what-the-fuck-is-your-middle-name, you are fucking drunk. Go home before you get arrested, ‘cause I’m not bailing your ass out of French prison.”

“‘M not that drunk.” he insisted.

You rolled your eyes at that lie, playing nervously with the edge of the pillow lying next to you. “You just confessed your undying love for me, Thomas, you’re drunk.”

Eliza squealed, Peggy waved her hands excitedly, and Angelica shushed them loudly, a grin on her face. “See?” she mouthed at you.

“But it’s true!” Thomas was saying on the other end of the phone. “You’ve got gorgeous e/c eyes and you’re inc…int…intelligent!” he exclaimed triumphantly, having conquered his drunken tongue temporarily. “And…and you play pretty music.”

You slammed your head into your palm, shaking your head at his antics. “My god, Thomas, go home and stop embarrassing yourself.”

“You’re enchanting.” he slurred.

“If I don’t stop this now you’re going to hate me in the morning.” you said flatly.

“I would never hate you, Y/N. Why don’t you love me?”

“Christ.” you muttered. “Thomas, I like you fine. Please go home to bed now.”

At this point, to your great chagrin, your best friends were all in stitches at the conversation, managing to give you shaky thumbs up while wiping their eyes.

“You’d be a wonderful mother, Y/N.” Thomas informed you unsteadily. At the words, your blood ran cold. Oh god, no. Make it stop.

“‘M gonna marry you.” he was mumbling.

“I’m going to hang up now.” Your voice was a little higher-pitched than you would have liked, and you did just that before the conversation could go any further. You let out a frustrated scream and flung your phone away before falling forward onto a pillow and groaning. “Oh, god, why?” You asked, voice muffled by the fabric.

“What’d he say?” Peggy clapped her hands excitedly.

“Some incredibly drunken shit about being in love with me.” you deadpanned. “He was completely smashed.”

“See, here’s the thing.” Eliza looked at you. “Alex gets ‘completely smashed’ every time the guys get together. But you don’t find him telling every woman in the bar that he’s in love with her. Lafayette says he still talks about me.”

“Your point?”

“People don’t do a lot of lying drunk. Sometimes, they drunk dial the wrong number, but whatever they’re saying is usually true.”

“In this case, though?” You raised an eyebrow. “I highly doubt it.” You crossed your arms stubbornly. “Come on, guys, let’s watch a movie or something.”

You were done with this conversation. It was going to end now, before the expert interrogators you called friends tricked you into confessing. Thomas was your friend. Just your friend. You were supposed to laugh off these kinds of things, not have your heart racing in terrified hope that he might have meant it. You didn’t have feelings for Thomas Jefferson. You didn’t.

And maybe if you repeated that enough times, you could make yourself believe it.

When your movie marathon finished hours later, you paused long enough to send a quick text to Thomas, simply because it was the friendly thing to do.

Hey. When you get this it’ll be morning, and you’ll be hungover as fuck. Have a glass of water, take a shower, and try not to look too dead at your meeting. PS-Advil does wonders for a headache if you packed some.

That was going to be the end of the situation, you told yourself firmly. One simple text, and then you were going to bed on Angelica’s couch and this was never going to be mentioned again.

You tried not to be excited when you woke up to see a reply from him the following morning. Your rational head, though, was being thoroughly overruled by your heart in that moment.

Angelica was making breakfast, banging pots in her kitchen. “Hey, Y/N! You hungry?”

“One sec!”

You opened your messages and scanned his, feeling the breath leave you all at once.

How did you know that?

Oh wait. My phone says I called you.

So sorry. I didn’t do anything stupid, did I?

You swallowed the disappointed lump in your throat. He didn’t remember. But then, what did you expect? You wanted to forget about this, remember? Here’s your chance, you thought to yourself mockingly.

No, just a stupid drunk dial.
Nothing happened. You were kind of funny, though.

“Y/N! Hurry up!” Angelica’s voice reached you again, more impatient this time.

“Coming,” you said lowly, dragging yourself off the couch. The lie you’d texted him weighed on your shoulders, and the bitter taste of disappointment lingered. But Thomas Jefferson was Thomas Jefferson, and you weren’t in love with him. Things were better this way. Right?

anonymous asked:

Any tips for writing a genuinely scary scene? Thanks!

  • First: make sure the readers know and care about the character. Sure, scary things will still be scary if they happen to nameless character #4, but it is way more impactful if we actually care about this character’s survival.
  • Do Not use things like “suddenly” or “out of nowhere” because it’s kind of a mini warning that something terrible is about to happen (for more on this check out this post). You want to make it as unexpected as possible.
  • Know your audience. This is important for all genres but I think especially for horror because you need to know how far is too far for the audience you’re writing for and what will be too tame or corny. 
  • Slow things down leading up to the actual scare. You know how in movies right before the serial killer attacks everything goes really quiet and its like the character and everyone watching is holding their breath? Like that. Obviously in a book you can’t make things “quiet” but the impactful thing is what you notice when it’s quiet. Write the scene with hyper awareness to the scene around the character since that is what the character would likely be doing. They would hear even little movement, ever hiss and whistle of wind, look for shadows or rustles in the environment around them…that stuff. You’re dragging the reader into that world and put them in the character’s shoes. Then when the scare comes all of that gets interrupted and it’s a shock. Then the pace picks up really fast.
  • For a little more about the above point and some psychological tricks using the length of sentences (isn’t writing cool??) check out this link.

my x-men OT3! kitty, kurt & piotr. 

one of them can walk through walls! one of them teleports past the walls! the other just busts a hole straight through them!

i ship kitty with piotr, but the most important relationship to me is always gonna be kitty & kurt. my favourite thing is in evo when it’s getting toward the end of the series, and kitty & kurt are in some pyramid talking about colossus. kurt’s all ‘i do not like him’ and kitty’s all ‘he’s a sweetheart really, trust’

and then colossus busts through the wall and kurt’s all ‘I TOLD YOU’ but piotr’s like ‘i grew concerned’ like. this giant dude was probably stressing out like ‘oh dear those two may be in danger inside this pyramid what should i do to make sure they’re okay welp here i go better just knock a me-shaped hole in the wall’

they’re just. real good. one gentle giant, one tiny geek girl just too into dragons, and one wannabe pirate elf. they have this one danger room playfight scene in ‘wolverine and the x-men’, it’s fun.


Alfred: Time Management is important. Very important. Your assignments would be heavier and harder to do and it’s best if you do it ASAP. 

All school-related responsibilities shouldn’t be done the night before the deadline, okay? I really really really do recommend you to not procrastinate. No matter how tempting it is to watch videos rather than doing bothersome homework, you must place all your tasks as first priority (though, you should learn how to balance it together with health). It’s stressful, I know! I’m suffering as well haha;; But don’t give up, alright? You can do it!!

St. Ronin's Day

March 17 is an important day for our system. It’s Ronin’s birthday. It’s kind of like our national holiday. We usually don’t celebrate the day we figured out we’re multiple, or the day we were diagnosed, or the signing of our Constitution. But Ronin’s birthday is a big deal, because Ronin is a big deal. 

Ronin has been our main front twice, from 1995-1997 and most of 2009. He was one of our first Ministers when our new Constitution was signed. He has painted some iconic works about our system, and wrote an important novel to educate people about multiplicity.

He has been a shit disturber when we needed one, advocating for the lesser heard members of our group, and calling everyone out on their drama.

Happy 26th birthday, Ronin. In accordance with tradition, you get the entire day to yourself on front. A box of black hair dye is waiting for you in the studio, your sweater is hanging from the closet door, and my beard is at your mercy.

Also, while I’m at it, happy birthday to Jim from @spacerobotcrew!

And to everyone on this blessed day, I give you the traditional salutation, in the words of Ronin, meant endearingly and with affection: “Go fuck yourselves, dipshits.”

hihi! I thought i’d make a post about my traditional materials since i’ve gotten so many asks about them TT!! sorry if i didn’t answer or took forever to answer but i didn’t want to answer every question individually. ALSO THIS WEEKEND I’LL TYR… try….. kind of… to answer all the asks i’ve gotten lately *lazy* I WON’T MAKE PROMISES BUT I WANT TO CLEAR AS MUCH OF MY INBOX AS POSSIBLE (I recently went over 1k im gunna die. also plz rmbr that i answer all non anon questions and i answer them privately, so if its really important or even something very mundane, please don’t be afraid to go off anon!) ok anyway read more under the cut!

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Dean and pining

I avoided tumblr till I could just watch the episode and I’m super glad I didn’t, spoiler free episodes are the best! To be perfectly honest, I was not that excited about today’s episode. I expected some talk about Cas, and a filler case but my god this episode blew my mind. 

(I’ve given credit to all gifs I’ve taken from other people.The rest are mine)

I know lots of people have said it,but wow. Hunter husbands. As easy as that. I loved the fact that their gayness was not important to the plot. That they didn’t look stereo-typically gay. That they were so much in love that the little moments between them were so heartwarming, like here-

How did Jesse know he was hurt so instantly? They were just standing there and its really dark. Its this kind of love that always tugs at me- the one where you know each other so well, the one were the two of them are always aware of each other. Like Dean and Cas are.

And all this manly shoulder touching and staring into each other’s eyes! (gif credit to @mrsfitzgerald)

Also like Dean and Cas. 

And I loved the little sad smile on Dean’s face when these two talk of their plans. Its so bittersweet. He wants all the help he can get for Cas, but he didn’t want to tear them away from their happy ending. 

But mostly I wanted to post about the growing intensity of Dean’s despair and pining through the past few episodes.  

As soon as he found out about Cas in 11x14, Dean’s been researching, and worrying. 

In 11x15, Dean’s burnt out, but he is the one to suggest they take a case. He is upset about Cas, but still believes he can save him. He hasn’t given up yet.    (gif credit to @honeydean​)

The episode ends with what is going to become a routine soon. Sam reassuring Dean. (gif credit to @devoiddean​)

In 11x16-

It’s the same pattern. Dean is worried. But here, Sam’s the one who has to persuade Dean that they do need to hunt in between. At least they are out of the bunker though.

And we have Sam reassuring Dean again.

In 11x17-

Again. Same pattern. Look at Dean’s hopeful eyes when Sam says he found something. 

But it’s a case, and Dean’s really not interested in going. Sam has to really try hard here to make him come, and reassure him again that they’ll get Cas back.

Its not really working like the past two times though, because Dean’s not accepting that its just going to work out. The amount of pain he’s in here is just awful.  

In 11x19-

Look at how much he’s continuing to slip. (gif credit to @novaks)

He’s not sleeping or moving. This is DEAN. Now, not to imply he’s an idiot- he’s unbelievably smart, but he’s also a man of action. And though he’s perfectly capable of doing it himself, he usually lets Sam take care of the research bits. He clearly hates sitting around for hours. Remember 9x06? (gif credit to @castiel-is-my-unicorn​)

That’s the Dean we know normally.

All I’m saying is that there’s a fixed pattern. Dean’s worrying, Sam’s soothing. (And can I just say how awesome Sam is? He’s so thoughtful and sensitive to Dean’s needs. He’s making him eat,sleep, get out of the bunker, not letting him drown in misery. He’s the best brother anyone can hope for)

After all this, do not tell me Dean and Cas just friends. Sam and Cas are just friends. Sam’s worried too but he’s still able to function. Dean is clearly losing his shit.

The ‘they’re just friends’ ship has sailed. No way to recall it.   

anonymous asked:

this is probably a wrong place to ask this, but i just really want to know if i'm the only fan who kinda feels like at this point lilah would be so much better off doing her own thing? i mean... her solo album was great and with ezra getting busy with big roles and... lets face it, causing all the drama... it just feels like soaif is getting all the wrong kinds of attention. like it already feels like most girls at the shows are there for just ezra and not really the music. what do you think?

yes, Lilah singing solo and doing her own thing its very important for someone who represents so much feminism
Lilah is a goddess

itsblackpanthern  asked:

*pterodactyl screeching* congrats on the bae !!!!

THIS IS V KIND OF YOU but also a little premature!! Apparently I have not been as subtle about how I feel at all??? Like, not at all??? Apparently everyone has picked up on the fact that she is the 🌘 of my life???

But it’s too soon for that tbh because she needs time to sort through some emotional things and I want to give her that space. She’s so important to me. Like I’m really shooting my shot way the hell outta league here, so while she’s healing I’m gonna level up so I can feel worthy 😭😭