carrie is protective

I submitted a student a while back, the one with gold in her eyes whose family joked that she wasn't human. She's back! (I am sorry for taking liberties, it's just that I love this whole thing.)

They watch her in horror.

She does not wear iron (Her mother’s stories and beliefs were right, it seems. Iron hurts her in a way she does not want to explain.) and the rules her sister taught her all seem to cause her more trouble than it’s worth. Salt damages her hands, makes her bleed and sore, and so she goes without.

She does not carry the protections that the others do and seeing someone so easily disregard the safety measures makes them nervous. She walks in places they are terrified of, alone and unharmed, and no one wants to question why. The gold in her eyes flashes in the darkness and she carries a book in her arms. Pages and pages of drawings, of things seen in her dreams and a world she knows more intimately than her own.

(Her mother still writes her letters, but they treat her as if she never held any power over her.)

(It would seem that the jokes were truths and never something to be laughed at.)

Her golden rings, worn in her eyes, expand until the blue is all but gone. The effect is striking and some believe her to have been replaced but she is the same as she ever was. There was no replacement for her, no sweet words luring her off into Their world.

Her world.

She is stuck between the two and being as odd as she is does her no favors. Too much humanity in her spirit to be right as a Them, too much Other to belong to humans. Trapped in between, this is where she belongs.

(One day, far into the future, she will be faculty and no one will ever tear her from Elsewhere. This is her home now, and she will remain.)

One girl watches her, eyes pinned on her hands as she draws, and she sighs. An audience is not what she wanted. Everyone chooses how to react to her, of course, but she wishes that some would choose to ignore, like everyone else.

The girl approaches her and she looks up, meeting eyes similar to her own, cat pupils and orange. “You have a wonderful talent,” the girl says softly. She recognizes her now, realizes that she looks like someone who isn’t there anymore.

One of Them, one who wanted to be in the world for a while.

“You praise my talents,” she says quietly. Never say Thank You, the rules echo in her head. She wonders if the rules apply to someone who has always belonged.

Both of them grin, two sets of teeth too sharp for humans.

They are never seen apart again.

(Stories will be told of them, to be sure, but they will always be phrased as, ‘Did you meet the professor’s wife yet?’)


A Collection of Witch Tips Masterpost

Note: These are a collection of tips found in various places on the internet. While some of these are my own, they do not all belong to me.

•Mix together Salt and Pepper and sprinkle to prevent trespassing
•Add coffee to a bath to break a curse
•Place sachets of dried rosemary around the home for protection
•Sprinkle around garlic powder to keep evil at bay
•Add lime to your water for protection
•Carry a clove with you for courage
•Mint attracts business - try hanging a sprig above the door to your private workspace
•Place a sprig of thyme under your pillow to bring about prophetic dreams
•Hang a braid of garlic in a sickroom to trap the negative energies
•Put a vial of rosemary water in a sickroom to promote healing
•Stash an onion beneath a sickbed to soak up wandering negative and harmful energies
•Seaweed can be used to ward off evil spirits
•Scatter dried or fresh chilli peppers to break a curse
•Throwing rice into the air promotes rain
•Lilacs rid unwanted spirits
•Black Obsidian is great for scrying
•Stitch sigils into clothes, blankets, etc
•Too Cold outside to storm call? Storm calling / weather magick will work just fine when facing your window and looking out
•When showering, imagine all the impurities and negativity being washed off you by the water, and down into the drain
•The Fae enjoy sweets as offerings the most
•Wear your pendulum as a necklace when on the go
•Use amethyst crystals to recharge your energies. Left Hand - Out with the old. Right hand - In with the New.
•Soups and stews not only are great for healing the body, but they have many magickal properties too!
•Himalayan pink salt can get seriously expensive. Unless you plan on eating it, buy Himalayan Pink Bath Salts. They’re so much cheaper and you can buy them in even larger bags.
•Use coffee filters and elastic bands to make the perfect bath bags
•Use sea salt when sweeping the floor to soak up the negative energies and cleanse your home
•Store your Black Salt in a dark glass jar, away from sunlight.

Feel free to add all you like to this list and share it. Once again, I do not own every piece of information within this post. It is a collection of knowledge found from multiple sources. Blessed Be Dearies!

Urban/City Witch things:
  • Carrying an amulet for always catching your bus on time.
  • Embroidering a protective sigil onto your favorite denim jacket.
  • Carrying  few extra coins in your pocket for offerings.
  • Anti-gentrification sigils around your neighborhood.
  • Protection sigils for your community.
  • Releasing bay leaves with wishes written on them while driving around.
  • Carrying pepper spray with protection charms/sigils.
  • Enchanting a rollerball perfume for confidence and badassery.
  • Evernote grimoire and tarot app on your phone.
  • Playing a special song or playlist to activate protection wards while you’re out and about.


Bay leaves are a mysterious ingredient for soups and stews (you can’t eat them, it’s like swallowing razor blades!). But before you toss a leaf or two into your cooking pot (or cauldron, for all you kitchen witches out there), think about its other uses!

Put bay leaves in each corner of the house to protect its inhabitants, or carry it with you to protect you against black magic. Keep a Bay leaf under your pillow to encourage prophetic dreams, or write wishes on a leaf and burn it to make them come true.

You can also use Bay leaves in spellwork (both in and out of the kitchen) for protection, good fortune, success, purification, strength, healing and psychic powers.

The Magick of Rosemary
  • Rosemary is associated with Hebe and Aphrodite.
  • Rosemary can be used to ward to ward off evil spirits and nightmares.
  • In France, Rosemary was burnt with Juniper berries to purify the air in hospitals.
  • During the Middle Ages, it was hung around the neck to protect from the plague.
  • Carrying a sprig of rosemary protects from the evil eye.
  • Rosemary attracts Faeries and good luck.
  • A bundle of rosemary is hung over cradles to prevent Faeries from stealing infants.
  • Rosemary is an embalming and sacred herb in Egypt.
  • Rosemary is also sacred to Greeks.
  • Rosemary can be used in spells for fidelity and remembrance as well as to get rid of jealousy.
  • Rosemary can be used for ritual baths and for making herbal water for ritual cleansing, blessing, and purification.
  • Taking a rosemary bath will enhance your memory.
  • Burn rosemary incense when you are meditating or doing dream work.  
  • Place rosemary under your pillow to help you remember your dreams and to keep away nightmares and any unwanted night visitations.
  • Rosemary is a protective herb and can be used to make a protection wreath that keeps evil out.
  • Rosemary is also associated with love, friendship, and remembrance.
  • Use rosemary in spells that help boost your memory.
  • In England, it was burned in the homes of those who had died from illness, and placed on coffins before the grave was filled with dirt.
  • Burn rosemary to rid a home of negative energy, or as an incense while you meditate.
  • Hang a bundle above your door to keep evil and unwanted visitors out of your house.


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5 Easy methods of protecting yourself.

Whether you have been practising magic for 30 years or a little witchling or anywhere in between protecting yourself (and your home) is probably something you are going to want to do, there are some pretty simple ways to do so, here is my list and ideas, yes there are more than this, but these are my go to ideas.

1.       Salt: salt is amazing for protection, whether it is a line in front or around your house, or salt water (sea water works also) in a spray bottle, spray it on yourself visualising it creating a protective barrier over you or in your home. Using salt water in a spray bottle is also fantastic for cleansing.

2.       Protection pennies: this little simple spell is used on pennies, the pennies can then be carried around with you for protection, or they can be put in the entryways/windows of your home. Just make sure as you are doing this spell you are putting your intent into it.

3.       Sigils: you could design your own sigil, or find one in a book or online that fits with your needs and draw it on yourself, home, car, and even another person.

4.       Charm bags or witchy bottles: bag or bottle of specially picked herbs, with intent put into it then either worn/carried on your person or hung up around your home.

5.       Ask for it: If you work with deities, entities or even spirits you could ask them for help in protecting yourself or home. You never know they may be willing to protect you.

Their Favorite Things

Alrighty so I have a headcanon.

  • Baz’s favorite things: belly rubs and neck kisses

Belly rubs because of that one scene that Simon rubs his belly and he’s badabababa lovin’ it™ and neck kisses because of course Baz would have a thing for neck kisses.

  • Simon’s favorite things: back scratches and face kisses

These mostly because of not getting enough of them while growing up (and because of the way he reacted when Natasha Pitch kissed his temple) but also because Baz is like super good at back scratches and always kisses the moles on his face.

Just imagine: When Simon isn’t having a good mental health day he crawls into Baz’s lap who wordlessly starts drawing circles on his back because he knows Simon loves it and it calms him down. And then they just sit there in silence for a while until Simon thinks he can talk about whatever is on his mind.

Please just give me Baz comforting Simon when he’s not at his best please my rosebud boy needs love and support,

okay, so we all know this quote that floats around tumblr:

“Making Ronan Lynch smile felt as charged as making a bargain with Cabeswater. These were not forces to play with.”

but do you REMEMBER what adam did to make ronan smile?? because i sure as heck didn’t until i started re-reading the raven king.

the gang is taking freshly manifested orphan girl to cabeswater to live with aurora lynch, and the whole scene is quite magical… with ronan protectively carrying orphan girl through cabeswater like she’s his family, orphan girl manifesting a song from cabeswater to brighten ronan’s mood like he’s her family, and gansey turning falling leaves into little fish that tease blue for him – and cabeswater literally nudges adam and tells him, “happiness,” and he is like, “nah, i’m good,” so cabeswater is like, “no seriously HAPPINESS,” and adam relents and decides to put out some intention of his own, and what decides to manifest?? RONAN LYNCH’S MUSIC. gansey and blue are all, “ronan you douchebag stop it!!” but ronan looks at adam like ??, and adam’s mouth does like 20% of a smile, and ronan breaks out into his “reserved for his sweet and precious lovable matthew lynch” smile. for adam. because adam’s idea of happiness is drowning in ronan lynch and his terrible music and his poor soul hardly even knows it yet oh my GOODNESS

flurf  asked:

markson are the head of the choi youngjae protection squad tbh (ilysm!!!)

Hello, dear!

It’s honestly so true! The way they jumped to Youngjae’s defense over Bambam’s teasing was just so important and precious, and it makes me feel so warm inside to see them looking out for him and protecting him so much! They always have such a habit of looking out of him, and protecting him, and making him happy anyway, and they’re just so supportive and encouraging and adoring of him and everything that he does that it’s honestly beautiful!

I mean, from supporting his English… ( x )

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to reinforcing how handsome he is… ( x )

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and how cute… ( x )

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to looking out for him…

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(Jackson comforting Youngjae at Fly in Seoul)

and showing their love for him (even when he’s not there)…

Markson really are such champions at taking care of our Sunshine and protecting and supporting him against all the evils of the world like cucumbers… most of the time, haha! They really are amazing leaders in the Choi Youngjae Protection Squad!!!

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Rest easy, space mom.