butterfly collecting

My Brain: that’s a camera.

Me: no, that’s a screw. it’s very obviously a screw.

My Brain: ya. but hear me out… issa camera

Me, pulling out my sticker collection and covering up the screw head: g, od damnit. God damnit. God, damnit. Ur right. Ur always right.

How does your intuition communicate with you? Does she politely interrupt your train of thought by clouding your vision temporarily with cut-throat hypothetical scenarios of the consequences if you choose to ignore her? Or does she scream loud enough for your heart to react and skip a beat? Like an electric shot through your system, as a means to force you to stop in your tracks? Tell me, does she simply remain silent and instead intertwine her fingers through your gut like guitar strings and clench into a fist, causing you to have a string of an untimely collection of butterflies anytime you subconsciously drift into thoughts of danger unknowingly to yourself and the situation? Do you ever contemplate why she tries so hard? She’s prone to relax but recently she’s become sensitive to the unfamiliar vibrations of your current environment. She’s only trying to protect you. Listen.

- Meggan Roxanne
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Barberwitch’s 13 Years of Witchcraft Giveaway

I’d like to thank yall who follow me, and what better way than to have a giveaway? I’ve hit 2000+ followers and today is my 13th anniversary of being a witch. So good luck, and I hope yall enjoy my witchy giveaway!

What you get:

  • Hand bound snake skin fabric grimiore - blank (110 pages, 8″X5″ pages)
  • 13 moon water (brought out every full moon for the past 13, including 2016′s super moon)
  • Eclipse New Moon Salt
  • Dried Datura bloom in a vial
  • Ouija Planchetter Lapel pin with Garnet
  • Ebony stained Coffin box
  • Eclipse rolled beeswax candle, charged in new moon and full moon with garnet and onyx chips
  • Partially tumbled Labradorite stone
  • Pyrite stone
  • Citrine stone
  • Tumbled Jet stone
  • Crow Candle
  • White candle
  • Mini Molcajete/mortar and pestle
  • Wild White Sage, ethically harvested by yours truly
  • 13 Nails Protection spell bottle
  • Goose feather, because I can
  • Monarch Butterfly (Real, and ethically collected)**
  • Skeleton Vanilla Marshmallows, for when you want cocoa in the dead of winter.
  • Additional surprises because I can’t help myself, not pictured**

RULES:

  1. You must be 16+ with parent’s permission if under 18
  2. You must be following me! It’s for my followers right?
  3. Do not tag as “Giveaway”
  4. Each Reblog counts as an entry, same with likes
  5. No Spam blogs, Porn Blogs, or Giveaway blogs
  6. If following from another blog/side blog, add it to the tags
  7. Reblog as much as you want, but don’t terrorize your followers
  8. Giveaway ends December 15th at midnight
  9. Winner will be messaged and has 24 hours to respond, or another winner will be drawn.
  10. This giveaway is open to US residents, but, if you live outside the US, I will cover first $14 of shipping, so if you win, you agree to pay the difference.

Thank you all for participating, and respecting my rules, cheers!

**If you do not want the monarch butterfly, winner may choose from list of herbs I will send them. Additional items possibly added will be things like incense, herbs, original spell book/zine, original oil blends, tea blends, belladonna salve etc.

This giveaway is in no way affiliated with Tumblr, it is a personal giveaway of my own making. By reblogging/liking you are agreeing to above listed rules, and agree that I am not responsible for anything that you do with these items. 

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Yesterday, Aksys Games announced four new otome games they will be localizing in 2018 for the PS Vita & PS4!

The games are:

Code: Realize ~Bouquet of Rainbow~ (PS4)

A PS4 release of the original Code: Realize game as well as the upcoming fandisk, Future Blessings.

7′scarlet (PS Vita)

“The summer holidays. A town caged by nature, Okunezato. One year ago in this town, her older brother suddenly disappeared without a trace.

The protagonist and university student Hanamaki Ichiko is invited by Kagutsuchi Hino - her childhood friend in the same university year level as her - to go to Okunezato in order to look for her disappeared older brother together. Hino had found the “Forbidden Okunezato Club”, a website in which its visitors discuss the mysteries and legends of Okunezato. 

The “other face” of Okunezato comes to light as rumours regarding the “Legend of the Dead” are treated as though they were fact. Everytime they follow the footsteps of her disappeared brother, mysterious events spark. The true existence of the forbidden grounds, and the legendary flower that only blooms in Okunezato…”

Psychedelica of the Black Butterfly (PS Vita)

“As she fell deeper and deeper into the darkness, she could hear the sound of rainfall. Also, she heard an animalistic cry.

When she woke up, the young girl found herself in a Western-style mansion.
An unknown, terrible monster rushes to attack the confused girl.
As the young girl ran away from the monster, she thought:

Having lost pretty much all of her memories, she eventually met and joined up with some men in the same circumstances as her. They all held weapons that were strange handguns. From there on out, with their lives at stake, they must participate in the Black Butterfly Hunt, and collect Kaleidoscope Shards"possessed by those monsters.

Inside the Western-style mansion in which despair and betrayal swirls, will they be able to find hope in their futures?”

Psychedelica of the Ashen Hawk (PS Vita)

The sequel to Psychedelica of the Black Butterfly.

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Aksys also announced that Bad Apple Wars will be released on September 29th, 2017 and will be available for pre-order soon (including a limited edition).

Collar x Malice will be available on July 28th, 2017 and can be pre-ordered here for USD$39.99!

Grown-ups love figures… When you tell them you’ve made a new friend they never ask you any questions about essential matters. They never say to you “What does his voice sound like? What games does he love best? Does he collect butterflies? ” Instead they demand “How old is he? How much does he weigh? How much money does his father make? ” Only from these figures do they think they have learned anything about him.
—  Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince
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Visitors to Special Collections often ask, “So, what’s the most valuable book you have?” They might not expect the answer to be the two rather battered-looking volumes pictured above. But this 1797 first edition of James Edward Smith’s The Natural History of the Rarer Lepidopterous Insects of Georgia including Their Systematic Characters, the Particulars of Their Several Metamorphoses and the Plants on which They Feed (whew!) is a treasure.

The first publication about American butterflies and moths, the set contains 104 gorgeously hand-colored plates of butterflies, moths, chrysalides, and plants. Unfortunately, because the plates are so beautiful, these sets have often been taken apart so the plates can be sold individually for more profit.

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UPCOMING OTOME GAMES FOR WESTERN RELEASE

Here is all of the otome games, that I know of so far, that will be released in English in 2018!

Code:Realize ~ Future Blessings ~

Summary

The fandisc for Code:Realize ~Guardian of Rebirth~, featuring after stories for the main cast, Arsène Lupin, Abraham Van Helsing, Victor Frankenstein, Impey Barbicane, Count Saint-Germain, and new routes for Herlock Sholmes and Finis.

Clip https://youtu.be/I4ysR1tPhTA

Release Date: 2018

Hakuouki Shinkai Hana no Shou

Summary

The sequel to Hakuouki Kyoto Wind, it continues the routes for all 12 characters.

Clip https://youtu.be/zcBWZvUmPIw

Release Date: Spring 2018

7'scarlet

Summary

The summer holidays.

A town caged by nature, Okunezato.

One year ago in this town, her older brother disappeared without a trace.

Shaped like a fragment of the moon, a nostalgic atmosphere permeates the town. It is known for having many legends and folklore’s. As a result of the continued population decline, the amount of modern-looking buildings have increased in the main street. The town is starting to gain attention due to its status as a “mystery hot spot” amongst the youngsters in the underground scene.

One day, during summer vacation, the protagonist and university student Hanamaki Ichiko is invited by Kagutsuchi Hino, her childhood friend in the same university year level as her, to go to Okunezato in order to look for her disappeared older brother together. Hino had found the “Forbidden Okunezato Club”, a website in which its visitors discuss the mysteries and legends of Okunezato. Taking advantage of the offline meeting between the visitors that will take place during the summer holidays, he suggests to look into her brother’s disappearance during this time. With Hino having pushed her back, Ichiko wills herself to go to Okunezato.

The young men from the Forbidden Okunezato Club website had gathered at the Fuurin Hotel, the live-in chef Amari Isora, the cat lover otaku Kushinada Toa, the med student Tatehira Sousuke, and the owner of Fuurin Hotel Murakumo Yuzuki. 

The “other face” of Okunezato comes to light as rumors regarding the “Legend of the Dead” are treated as though they were fact. Everytime they follow the footsteps of her disappeared brother, mysterious events spark. The true existence of the forbidden grounds, and the legendary flower that only blooms in Okunezato…

The truth behind these incidents lead to a suprising and totally unexpected ending.

Clip https://youtu.be/lljYBChz64s

Release Date: 2018

Psychedelica of the Black Butterfly

Summary

As she fell deeper and deeper into the darkness, she could hear the sound of rainfall.

Also, she heard a animalistic cry.

When she woke up, the young girl found herself in a Western-style mansion.

An unknown, terrible monster rushes to attack the confused girl.

As the young girl ran away from the monster, she thought:

“Where is this place?”

“Who am I, anyway?”

Having lost pretty much all of her memories, she eventually met and joined up with some men in the same circumstances as her.

They all held weapons that were strange handguns.

From there on out, with their lives at stake, they must participate in the “Black Butterfly Hunt”, and collect “Kaleidoscope Shards” possessed by these monsters.

Inside the Western-style mansion in which despair and betrayal swirls, will they be able to find hope in their futures?

Clip https://youtu.be/aEosdJtoRE4

Release Date: 2018

Psychedelica of the Ashen Hawk

Summary

The sequel to Psychedelica of the Black Butterfly.

In a town controlled by two families, the Farshi (Falcon) and the Wolg (Wolf), a dreadful creature known as the witch, whose appearance is known to be a woman with red eyes, is said to cause misfortunes. 

Our heroine Eiar lives in the same town, but because her right eye turns red whenever she’s feeling strong emotions, she has to live her life pretending to be a boy named Jed, lest the people persecute her as a witch. 

Despite the frequent conflicts between the Falcon and Wolf families, Eiar lives a normal life working as a handyman, until she is asked by the church’s acting priest to look for a treasure called the “Kaleidovere”, a symbol of peace in the town.

In her search for it, Eiar discovers the secret of the town, of the people around her, and of her own past.

Clip https://youtu.be/yKgQhllSNXw

Release Date: 2018

Code:Realize ~Bouquet of Rainbows~

Summary

It is a PS4 console game of both Code:Realize ~Guardian of Rebirth~ and Code:Realize ~Future Blessings~ together

Clip https://youtu.be/Po8yV235vC8

Release Date: 2018

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Your moth mouth filled with bees –
Come, butterfly eyes

let’s be what we used to be
by the floor of Eden’s embrace

enigma, ambiguous thoughts
let linger, wings of an eagle
morning and night sinkholes
you are the shiver on my spine

come, ravenous beauty
let’s unhide, be seen
let’s be what our souls want us to be, 
meeting reality, fleeting fantasy.

Don’t deny me, I no longer want to be your secret

D C de Oliveira
28.09.2017
09.37am