change over the years

Where’s our third annual Reverse Resbang? Here it is! This year’s theme is To the Moon. Artists (and authors!) are free to interpret this theme in any way they choose.

As a reminder to those who’ve forgotten, or who haven’t heard of Reverb yet, Reverb functions just like Resonance Bang, but in reverse (hence the name). In Resbang, authors begin writing on the annual theme and are later selected by the artists, who create works inspired by the authors’ stories.

For Reverb, however, we’re giving the artists their chance to take the lead. Artists will create art based on the theme, and partway through the event, writers will choose their artists in a blind selection process to then write stories based on the artists’ works.

We have made some changes this year, so we URGE you to carefully read over the rules and schedule before committing to the event.

As always, if you have questions, concerns, or need clarification on any point, please feel free to email the mods at reverbmods@gmail.com or to drop an ask directly through tumblr. Thanks!

anonymous asked:

do you think it's possible to change so much over the years that your house would change? i used to identify very strongly with Ravenclaw but now I am definitely realizing that i'm a Hufflepuff through and through. Do you think i am just understanding myself better now with age, or do you think i may have changed that much?

It could be. Me at 11 thought I was totally Ravenclaw. Me at 28 knows I am a Hufflepuff. It could be I’ve changed or grown to understand myself better.

I don’t know you to tell which you are, but there’s no reason that you would have to stay the House you originally thought you were.

-Amy (Hufflepuff)

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modern gods  → aphrodite

she stopped romanticizing the idea of love long ago. she has seen the damage and harm people have caused in the name of “love.” aphrodite travels from shelter to shelter, offering tender words to the people she finds there. she’s discovered that one of the greatest pleasures in her long life is helping others. 

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The Frilled shark has been called everything from a “sea serpent” to a real-life “Loch Ness Monster” over the years. A more accurate nickname is “the living fossil,” since this shark belongs to a primitive species that has changed very little over millions of years. Because the frilled shark bears such a striking resemblance to an eel, ichthyologists once assumed it navigated the water by wriggling. Now it’s known that this species possesses an oil and hydrocarbon-packed liver that enable it to float and hover at depths between 160 and 660 feet.

Top 20 Larry fics in 2016 over 100k by kudos on Ao3

* criteria; completed in 2016 and not part of a fic series

1. Soft Hands, Fast Feet, Can’t Lose by dolce_piccante for docilelou
2. California Sold by isthatyoularry
3. To Be Loved To Be In Love by Angel_Dust
4. Shake Me Down by AGreatPerhaps12
5. Nameless Night by green_feelings
6. wings to break your fall by karamelised
7. Hiding Place by alivingfire
8. Time Bomb by ThisSentimentalHeart
9. Fight For Me by Mie1412
10. Bloodline by banana_louis
11. Never Be by cherrystreet
12. And You’re My Ever After by NiamJenn1994
13. Luscious blood by Deidei
14. run away home by hattalove
15. Into the wild by Deidei
16. Lights Will Guide You Home by louisxharry1
17. Only You Can Be My Alpha by wubwubnparmaham
18. Fake It Till You Make It by thealmightyavocado
19. Dominus. by SS98
20. you are in love by wildestdreams

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Harry didn’t understand why Slughorn had placed him by Malfoy’s side of all people. He had a grumpy Ravenclaw girl by his other side, and Malfoy had Hermione. Harry sometimes shared looks with her, but since she was sitting by Ginny’s side she didn’t seem all that uncomfortable with the arrangements.

Slughorn was talking to some Hufflepuff boy about Ministry connections, and all Harry wanted was to go back to the Gryffindor common room and play chess with Ron. He didn’t want to hear Slughorn tell them the same story about how he meet the French Minister for Magic in 1971 and rub his stomach saying happily “Those were the days, kids! Those were the days!”.

He felt something on his left hand. That was weird. The person on his left was Malfoy, and it couldn’t be Malfoy trying to touch him. It must have been the fabric of the chair, or something like that.

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  • Me a little while ago: omg I love it when people talk to me about veganism! I wanna educate others and change the world!
  • Me now, after being vegan for over a year: I don't give a fuck if your ancestors ate meat, stop asking me extremely misinformed nutritional questions, no it's not expensive, I'm sorry your cousin has some rare disorder that prevents them from adopting a vegan diet but that gives zero excuses for you to not go vegan, yes I know food deserts exist and unless you live in one of them then you have no excuse not to be vegan, no veganism isn't only about food, b12 is not made by animals it's made by a fucking microbe that's why you have consume it and it's fortified in most common &affordable vegan foods, yes my blood tests came up normal last time I went to the doctor thank you very much, protein deficiency is absurdly rare and only seen in starving populations and not vegans, no plants are not sentient, yes you are a complete hypocrite for saying you love animals and then eating their bodies and paying for their torture, no you are not an environmentalist if you eat animal products, I don't give a fuck about your uncle that owns a "humane" farm where he cuddles the cows and sings them lullabies every night before their premature murder, now let me eat my lentils in fucking peace
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Grimoire Challenge - Week 1

05.02.17

Monday: Preparing your grimoire

  • Include your name and the date
  • Create a dedication to put into your grimoire. Dedicate it to whatever or whomever you praise.
  • Write it out and put it into your grimoire. Make sure to ask for protection as well.
  • Create a color magick chart. Correspond ink colors with your intention when writing in your grimoire.
  • Draw sigils that bring protection to your grimoire and wards off unwanted eyes. 
  • Chart out or make a timeline of your witchcraft so far, make it easy to expand and add onto. Include any events that helped shape your path.

Tuesday: Start of the year journal prompts

  • Define your path.
  • When did you begin your path?
  • How has it changed over time (more specifically how has it changed since last year?)
  • What makes witchcraft YOUR path?
  • What does being a witch mean to you?
  • What do you hope to achieve and and learn through witchcraft?
  • How has time affected your beliefs?
  • How did you come across witchcraft?
  • What made you want to practise witchcraft?
  • What do you hope to achieve by doing the 2017 grimoire challenge?
  • Is there anything you fear while following this path?
  • What type of entities do you believe in?
  • Who are your patron Gods and Goddesses, if any?
  • In what ways do you hope to grow?

Wednesday: Goal Setting

  • Set a goal you want to complete by the end of the month.
  • Set five goals you want to complete by the end of the year.
  • What are your witchcraft related life goals?

Thursday: Chosen tools of your craft

  • What is the one tool you use immensely in your craft that you could not practice without? Why? What are its correspondences, properties, uses?
  • List the main tools used in your practice.
  • Do you work with crystals? Bones? Herbs? How do you use them? Why do you use them? What kind or role do they play in your craft? 

Friday: Types of Witches

  • Are you a solitary practitioner or do you practice with a coven? Why do you choose the solitary path or vice versa?
  • Do you use a label?
  • If so, what kind of witch do you label yourself as?
  • If not, what are your reasons for not using a label?
  • Do you agree with the use of labels? Are they used too freely, with not enough thought put into them?
  • Is there a certain witchcraft path that you may not agree with? What is it that you do not agree with?
  • Do some research on it, gather enough knowledge for you to understand their practise. Once you gather enough of an understanding do an entry on it. Make sure to include your opinions before and after you did your research.

Saturday: Full Moon

  • There is a full moon on Saturday, February 11th.
  • Do you have anything planned for the full moon?
  • What is your favorite activity to do during the full moon?
  • Do you perform rituals? Cleanse crystals? Cast spells?
  • Do you have any full moon traditions?
  • Create a correspondence between full moon and the months. Does a certain month influence the moon’s magick?
  • Create a list of 2017′s full moons.

Sunday: February Magick Calendar

  • Draw out the February calendar in your grimoire. Include any important magickal dates such as the full moons, sabbats, retrogrades, eclipses, and any other important magickal workings. Use this to organize when you want to practice magick or meet with your coven.


If you post your progress make sure to use the tag  #moonlight grimoire challenge so I can reblog it here. Good Luck!

Moonlight Grimoire Challenge

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Has Hollywood changed you over the years? I can’t deny that it’s had an effect, but I think it’s a positive one. Instead of trying to figure out how to play the game, I’ve come to realize that it’s more important to remind myself that I don’t have to win today and I don’t actually have to play at all. Obstacles and hurdles are man-made. I won’t say it’s not useful to self-reflect, but I realize the part of you that’s fueling the self-reflections actually more akin to your ego than to the situation you’re in.

For what it’s worth… it’s never too late, or in my case too early, to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit. Start whenever you want. You can change or stay the same. There are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you’ve never felt before. I hope you meet people who have a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of, and if you’re not, I hope you have the courage to start over again.
—  F. Scott Fitzgerald

I have to say that I very much enjoyed ‘Running With Scissors’, I loved seeing Marco become a magical badass, as well as his relationship with Hekapoo changing over the years from one of disapproval and mistrust into one of respect and mutual admiration.

Dear god do I ship it. I really wanted to get something out of them before the next episode, I think I scraped in!