curse of the shadow


Thief: Ye’ gotta slap ‘im with a holy kiss! It’s th’ only way to wake ‘im up!

Cleric: What? No!

Paladin: *slowly being turned to shadow by an absurdly cursed crown*

Thief: Issa light-slinger like you! And he knows the way out o’ here! What’s the problem?

Cleric: It’s improper, AND by my personal vows if I were to kiss him it would douse my inner light by spades!

Thief: Oh, well… Inner light, hey? If'n it’s not too deep in there I could peel off his codpiece an’–

Cleric: N O

DIY: the CURSE A BITCH edition

So yeah, follow up to this post.

You’ll need:
• polymer clay
• nails
• paints and brushes
• a jar
• a taglock
• salt
• black pepper
• tabasco
• vinegar (the clear kind you use for cleaning)
• dirt
• gutter water
• candles

First I salted all my windowsills and my doorstep with salt to make protect my house. To make sure the bitch wouldn’t be able to counteract, I created a home guardian who acts as a “bouncer” of sort.

Then I made a small poppet out of clay. I tried to make it look as much like the bitch as I could at that scale. Then I drove nails into her, telling her each time why she was being stabbed. “This one is for when you made fun of coworker S”, “this one is for when you bullied coworker B”, “this one is for when you took pictures of me”, etc… I finished by driving a nail in her mouth “that’s to teach you to stop spreading gossips and lies”

I made her look anguished and in pain because that’s why I want for her. Then I baked the poppet, leaving the nails in. I roughly painted it afterward.

Once it was dried, I glued her inside the jar. My taglock this time was a note she wrote me. Her name was even on it, so that was good. I put it inside the jar and lit it up. Watching the flames lick her frame was cathartic.

Once it was done burning, I covered the ashes with salt to ward off her influence and irritate her. Then I ground some black pepper and poured it along some tabasco on her, to burn her. Then I went outside and scraped some dust and hair and dead bugs from the ground and poured it on her, so her reputation gets as dirty as she tried to make mine.

Ew, gross.

I added nails to the mixture so that every time I shake the jar, she’s hit by the weight of what she’s done.

Then I filled it to two third with vinegar. At first I wanted to use the cooking kind, but in the end, the cleaning kind made more sense. I mean, she’s a huge disgusting stain on the surface of earth, so… I topped it off with some gutter water because that’s where she belong, and spat in it three times, thinking about all the crap she had done to me and the others.

Once I was done, I just sealed it with wax and placed it in a dark place where it never sees the light of day.

I poured some salt and pepper on top of it, hence the grains. The color is a lot grosser irl, haha.

Anyway, there you go: how to curse a bitch.

Binding someone’s mouth.

objective: to make it someone can’t talk about you, too you, or at all depending on what you want. This can be with a real physical poppet, but it can also be done as a quick visualization in your head. It has been effective for me done both ways.

Originally posted by areyou-stillawake

  1. Get a poppet to represent the person you are binding. It’s better to make it yourself and fill it with things that represent/symbolize that person to make it more personal to them.
  2. Put red thread on a sewing needle and start sewing the mouth of a doll. Chant, “Open lips say too much. So i seal your mouth; I bind it shut.”
  3.  Tie off the thread at the end of the mouth. Hide the poppet away somewhere it won’t be bothered or messed with.
  4. To remove the binding cut the thread from the poppet’s mouth.
4 steps for a beginner witch.

1. Choose a path, Wiccan, pagan, just a witch, whatever you want.

2. Start a Book of Shadows, this will help you tremendously as a newbie, it allows you to look back at your successes and mistakes.

3. Start a collection of jars and bottles and candles, candles are usually used for about everything in the craft, the jars are for spells, herbs, items, and ingredients.

4. Find a place where you can practice at any time, best places would be a hidden place in the woods, an abandoned house, or a secret spot on the beach. If your parents don’t mind you casting spells and playing with fire then your back yard is good too (preferably near a tree)

Cage of Fire Spell

Many witches hold that your actions return to you threefold. I myself have never believed this, having never witnessed anything of the sort born out in reality. Nevertheless, the idea of reaping what one sows is powerful, and most people have some concept of it in their minds. This makes it an excellent concept to utilize in defensive magick.

With this spell, you can create magically-induced consequences for a person’s malevolent actions. The spell will only take effect if the person continues their abhorrent behavior. If they do, it provides immediate repercussions that are difficult to ignore. Ultimately, the person will hopefully make the connection between the misfortune they’re experiences and their own behavior, and change their ways.

  • Large Pepper.
  • Tobacco (or another baneful herb that you’re comfortable using)
  • Sharp nails or other pointy objects
  • Something to represent the target
  • A small pouch or bottle.
  • Gloves
  • Plastic wrap or a container

Don gloves to keep the pepper and tobacco at bay!

Begin by cutting the top off the pepper in such a way that it can be replaced like a lid. Then, hollow out the pepper as best you can, taking care to leave it as intact as possible. Then, very carefully, begin to line the edges of the pepper with the tobacco, packing it into the crevices as best you can to create a small layer of the herb just along the inside of the pepper. Be sure to leave the center of the pepper relatively clear.

Now, put the taglock inside the pouch or bottle.

Gently place the bottle containing the taglock into the center of the pepper. Add more baneful herbs to cover and surround it, stuffing the pepper until it is mostly full. Then, close it up by putting the top back on the pepper.

Next, take the nails and, with slow deliberation, stick them into the flesh of the pepper one by one, but be sure not to press too hard and damage the pepper. Once you have four or five nails stuck into it, you can begin empowering the spell.

Hold the pepper carefully and visualize the spell’s target as existing within a cage made of flames. They are quite safe within the cage, but if they move from it or attempt to strike at you again, they’ll surely be devoured. Once you have this image fixed in your mind, imagine the essence of it flowing out of your hands and into the pepper. Your spell is cast.

Disposing of the pepper and everything in it can be tricky. When I performed this spell as a teenager,  I saved the pepper for a few weeks in a safe place,  then buried it pepper in the forest near my college. This allowed the natural effects of decomposition to take effect, thus putting a realistic time limit on the spell and not turning it into some kind of life sentence within a fiery prison. There are ecological issues to consider, as well, though, and if you are not comfortable burying it, you might simply throw it away after the spell has produced the necessary effects.

You’ve heard of it’s locked, now get ready for...

It’s blocked

It’s chalked

It’s clocked

It’s crocked

It’s docked

It’s flocked

It’s gawked

It’s jocked

It’s knocked

It’s mocked

Ist nacht

It’s oct

It’s rocked

It’s shocked

It’s smocked

It’s socked

It’s squawked

It’s stalked

It’s stocked

It’s talked

It’s walked

It’s Xoc’ed

“Try Me Bitch” Curse

Inspired by the funny ass vine.

What you’ll need

  • A black candle
  • Salt
  • Gutter/Swamp/Marsh/Any nasty water
  • Toxic Waste Candy (the sourest candy known to man)
  • A poppet of your target
  • A taglock (if obtainable)
  • Volcanic or desert sand
  • A disposable container
  • An area to bury your container deep
  • Their name, a picture of them, or a drawing of them
  • 2 sewing needles

What to do

  • Take your poppet and stuff the candy, some sand, taglock (if you have it), and salt into it.
  • Put the first needle into the mouth or throat of the poppet.
  • Stab the name/picture/drawing of your target with the sewing needle in the stomach.
  • Take the picture/name/drawing and burn it.
  • Put the ashes into the disposable container.
  • Put the poppet into the container as well.
  • Pour a layer of salt onto the poppet then pour a layer of sand.
  • Pour that nasty ass water into the container now.
  • Seal the container.
  • Drip the black wax on the container as much as you can.
  • Say “You wanted to try me so feel my wrath, bitch.”
  • Bury the disposable container with the poppet inside six feet into the ground.
every Ghost Adventures episode
  • Zak: *talks for 12 minutes about the history of the place*
  • *a shit ton of overly dramatic death re-enactments*
  • Aaron: *gets involved in the festivities or tourism of the location and puts the camera down*
  • Nick: *turns camera to his face* look at me, I'm a professional, I'm still recording!
  • Zak: Okay, time to investigate this old building. I'm gonna be wearing this mask, not because I'm a pussy, but just because I have asthma
  • Zak: Aaron, go investigate in that room by yourself
  • Aaron, in the room by himself: *gets spooked, followed by a close up of him making that surprised face :o * OH MY GOD DUDE
  • Zak: *hears voices/sees figures, followed by a whole minute of him cursing*
  • Billy: *gets pulled into the damn shadow realm and the other guys have to rescue him*
  • Zak: *explains in great detail during the voiceover why something is or isn't a paranormal entity, while replaying it 50 times*
Protection Spells

Protection Chant

Here is a protection chant to protect you from evil, you should do this before and after doing spells, Visualize your self sitting in the middle of the pentagram facing upwards with 3 circles of purple light round you and say: “PROTECT ME WITH ALL YOUR MIGHT OH GODDESS GRACIOUS DAY AND NIGHT” say it three times then end it with “SO MOTE IT BE” another version of the same spell just different words is: THRICE AROUND THE CIRCLE’S BOUND SINK ALL EVIL TO THE GROUND say it three times and end it with “SO MOTE IT BE”

#2 Protection Spell

Protection chant for out-door spells:
Before attempting spells at night, out-doors, take up a blessed object (wand for instance) and draw a pentagrams in the air. Imagine the pentagram glowing
and the evil around being trapped inside until after your spells, chant:

“Hail fair moon
Ruler of the night;
Guard me and mine
Until the light”


What’s up witches and welcome to GRIMTALK!

GRIMTALK is a weekly snapshot of my personal Grimoire as it progresses each week. I started this project to help motivate myself to work on my grimoire but as the weeks progressed it became something more than just photos. The aim of this project is to encourage witches to pick up their grimoire or book of shadows and start filling those pages!

This week on GRIMTALK is a locket curse!

To see any of the previous weekly photos, check out the GRIMTALK page!

16 x Beautiful names in YA novels

As a writer, some names for my characters are decided before I start writing and sometimes I know the character but I can’t settle on a name. Below I’ve listed 16 boys and girls names from Young Adult novels that I found beautiful. I wanted to add the meanings but I was afraid the websites wouldn’t be accurate so I decided to leave that part out.

1. Jalal (The Wrath and the Dawn)

2. Alina (Shadow and Bones)

3. Maven (Red Queen)

4. Mara (The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer)

5. Dashiell (Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares)

6. Mali (The Cage)

7. Ezra (First & Then)

8. Isla (Isla and the Happily Ever After)

9. Arin (The Winner’s Curse)

10. Lara Jean (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before)

11. Étienne (Anna and the French Kiss)

12. Vasilisa (Vampire Academy)

13. Elias (An Ember In the Ashes)

14. Jude (I’ll Give You the Sun)

15. Cade (P.S. I Like You)

16. Layken (Slammed)

What I loved about Beauty and the Beast (live action)

I’ve now seen this movie twice, and feel like I can adequately list everything I loved about it.

(I tried to keep things in order, but it’s all from memory. So if things aren’t in the right order or quotes aren’t perfect, I apologize.)

- The prince’s eye makeup
- Not having the prince be an 11 year old when he’s cursed
- Shadow usage
- Belle’s preciously sweet singing voice
- Mr. Potts can’t remember what he lost
- Père Robert
- “athletically inclined”
- Gaston not knowing what ‘je ne sais quois’ means when he lives in France
- Gaston’s horse kicking mud at the sisters
- Gaston talking to a mirror
- Gaston stealing flowers
- Just Gaston in general
- “Busy?” “No.”
- Kevin Kline
- Belle knowing exactly what her father needs
- “Dignity?” “It’s outrageously attractive, isn’t it?”
- Belle’s washing machine
- Maurice and his conversations with his horse
- Cogsworth and Lumiere arguing over who Maurice complimented
- Maurice seeing Chip and then calmly running the fuck away (relatable)
- LeFou paying people off so they’ll sing for Gaston
- The note Gaston hits when he sings ‘barge’
- Gaston lifting two people onto his shoulders
- Stomping on tables
- “I’ve been told I’m clingy, but I don’t get it.”
- “Forever can spare a minute.”
- Belle smashing Lumiere with a stool and him complimenting her strength
- The 'only wing’
- Belle immediately planning to escape
- Beast’s facial expressions
- Belle saying hello to a hairbrush
- Belle crawling out of the dress Garderobe put her in
- Cadenza playing through the 'dental pain’
- Lumiere trying to stay in the spotlight
- The guillotine in the background when Lumiere says 'this is France’
- Lumiere being a dramatic little shit
- Mrs. Potts and her saucy wink
- Belle escaping through a doggy door
- Beast growling at the wolves
- Explanation for why all the household was cursed
- The castle falling apart more and more every time a petal drops
- LeFou booping Gaston’s nose
- “Some of them are in Greek.”
- Belle’s excited giggling at the library
- Belle and the Beast having actual conversations that help you believe they’re falling in love
- Snowball fight
- Beast secretly reading romantic stories
- Belle and Beast relating about being lonely outsiders
- Belle’s mother’s backstory
- The gold leaf floating onto Belle’s dress
- Belle admitting she can’t be happy if she isn’t free (take that Stockholm syndrome)
- In case you missed that last one: EVER. MORE.
- Beast climbing higher and higher to keep watching Belle as she leaves
- Gaston’s believable development from vain jerk to truly evil
- “There’s a beast running wild, there’s no question. But I fear the wrong monster’s released.”
- Belle and her dad making an awesome team
- Belle ditching her impractical dress
- Chip chucking saucers at people
- Gaston abandoning LeFou because 'it’s hero time’
- “The fat lady is singing!”
- Stanley looking fabulous in his dress
- Gaston using a gun because he’s a coward
- “I am not a beast.”
- The coat stand catching Chip
- Everyone turning inanimate and breaking my fucking heart
- Close ups of Beast’s beautiful human hands and feet
- Beast’s eyes
- Garderobe and Cadenza
- Plumette coming out of the feathers like the angel she is
- Mr. Potts finding what he lost
- Belle’s celebration dress
- Belle asking Beast to grow a beard
- Beast’s growl (not appropriate for children)
- Beautiful end credits


Peter Cushing is my favorite old horror actor. And he’s really such a dear old fella in his interviews. Best friends with frequent horror co-star Christopher Lee, and Vincent Price.

Seriously, he’s a hero.

Books and Cupcakes Book Photo Challenge // 4th September: Paperback Pile

Some of my tbr that I’m p excited to read!!

also shoutout to the wonderful @taylorreadsbooks for recommending a new brand of hair dye! (wtf it smells really good?? and colour is divine!)


American bookhaul (dec 27th 2015 - may 19th 2016)