damaged book

Short story chapters 522 and 523

Suddenly, Acnologia looked in Fairy Tail’s direction.


- Natsu? - asked the apocalyptic dragon, surprised.


Inside the guild, Natsu smiled.


- It seems like you still don’t remember anything, Zeref - said Natsu.

- What are you talking about? - asked Zeref.

- No, you remember. But you’re not Zeref. He’s inside you.

- What are you talking about, Natsu? I’m Zeref, your older brother.

- No, because you don’t know. You don’t know about the spell we put on the END book to protect our lifes. You damaged the book, and you activated the spell.

- Don’t lie to me!


Zeref attacked Natsu, but Natsu was faster. His fist separated Zeref’s soul from his body. And the soul jumped from the wall into Natsu’s body.


- It’s been a while, Nii-san - said Natsu.

- I know, Nii-san - answerd Natsu, but with Zeref’s voice.


But Zeref’s body was still moving. There was another soul inside it.


- You… You put a security system on END? When? - asked the soul inside Zeref’s body.

- Before sending the Slayers to the future - answered Natsu and Zeref at the same time.

- If I destroy this body, you two will die. And the world will be mine.

- It won’t happen. You have destroy our souls.

- I won’t contain myself.

- Us either. ZND… Lucy! one, two or three?

- Eh? - asked Lucy, surprised.

- Just say a number.

- T-Three!

- Dragon then.


Natsu’s body was transformed into a dragon. But not a normal dragon. One with strange wings. An Acnologia red with brown marks. And his face was more expressive, like Acnologia was wearing a mask.


The transformation broke part of the guild, and was visible from all Magnolia.


- Can you take me to that place? - asked Acnologia to Erza and Wendy. Both nooded. They were the first ones to saw that expression in Acnologia’s face since he became Acnologia. He was worried and surprised at the same time.

- We need to hurry! - said Mavis to the other Fairy Tail members, who were at the entrance of Magnolia.


In the guild, no one knew how to react. The soul inside Zeref’s body was scared. Lucy, Happy and Gray were surprised and scared.


- What is this? - asked the soul.

- Well… We are Acnologia’s twins.

- Why I didn’t have that information?

- We locked it inside END’s book. It was part of the security system. Modify our memories, and no one could use them against us.

- You two are dead!

- Try it.


That soul, with Zeref’s body, attacked Natsu and Zeref, but he meet the wall. Natsu and Zeref’s fusion was too strong.

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Sailor Uranus & Sailor Neptune in Amour Eternal Visual Book
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when u see a spider

Some Things Your Local Librarians Would Like You To Know

It is not a stupid question. Even if it is a stupid question, we have been thoroughly trained to answer your question without judgement or second-guessing. Besides, we’re mostly just glad you’re not asking us about the noise the printer is making again.

There are probably (at least) two desks in the library. One is where you check out books and is mostly staffed by people wearing nametags that say “Circulation Clerk.” These people can answer your questions about damaged or missing books, fines, and how many forms of identification we’ll need if you want to get a library card but your mailing address is in Taiwan. The other one is closer to the books and computers and is mostly staffed by people wearing nametags that say “Librarian.” These people can answer your questions about spider extermination, how to rent property to the United States Postal Service, and the number of tropical island nations in which you could theoretically establish the first United States Embassy. We would love to answer these questions for you. It would be a nice change from the printer.

We probably own a 3D printer by now. 3D printers, are cool, right? Please, please come use our 3D printer, it’s so lonely.

We spent a lot of money to hire this woodworker to come and teach a class at the library which you can attend for free. You will probably be the only person between the ages of ten and fifty in attendance, but your presence will fill the librarian with an unnameable joy. They will float back to their manager in a daze. “A young person came to my program,” they will say. You will have made their entire job worthwhile.

Every time you ask us for a book, movie, or music recommendation, a baby librarian gets their first cardigan.

Somewhere in the library, there is a form. If you fill out this form with your name and library card number and the details of the thing you are looking for, we will find you the thing. Sometimes the answer is “the thing is in Great Britain and they will not send it to us,” but more often the thing will just appear on hold for you, and one day you will pick up a copy of that out-of-print book you never thought you would read and maybe you will say, “Wow, the library is amazing,” and the librarian’s heart will glow. 

Please bring back book #2. The rest of its series misses it very much.

Five dollars is not a large library fine. Believe me, before I started working in libraries, I too wondered how someone could sleep at night, knowing they owed money to the library. When we laugh as you sheepishly apologize for your $2.50 in overdue fees, we are not mocking you, we are thinking of the ten people we sent to debt collection already today.

We really don’t care why you’re checking out Fifty Shades of Grey. Maybe you have a specifically-themed ironic bachelorette party to plan. Maybe you’re working on a thesis paper about mainstream media’s depiction of female sexuality. Maybe you just got curious. We will give you the benefit of the doubt. 

Whatever you’re smoking in the family restroom, please stop.

Somewhere on the library’s website, buried under “Links” or “Research” or “On-line Resources,” is a page that a librarian spent a month’s worth of work on. It contains many links to websites you thought everyone knew about, and one to a page that you could never have imagined existed that perfectly solves a problem you never expected to be resolved. 

Imagine the kind of person who would think to themselves, “Library school sounds like a thing I should do.” For the most part, you are imagining the kind of person who is now a librarian. We want very much to help you, but we’re not entirely sure how to do that unless you ask. You are not bothering us. Please, come and say hi.

My Divination Box

I have not been on top of my shit nearly as much as I should be. I made my own October tarot challenge and oNLY DID LIKE 4 DAYS OF IT. Great job me. To make up for it, I’m going to do a post about my divination box! 

While I DO have an alter, my divination stuff all over it began to make it feel more like a work table than an alter table. SO I moved all my divination into this lovely box. Plus I wanted my stuff to be all in one, mobile place. Here it is!!!

BAM. Ain’t that nice? It use to be a regular wooden box but I painted it black, sealed it, and then added this piece of art that I cut out of a book (it was a very musty, moldy, water-damaged book that you couldn’t even look at let alone open up without feeling tiny mold spores literally fill up your lungs, so no huge loss, really), then I also sealed THAT. On the underside of the lid is this 


a piece depicting the Goddess Heresy, also from the same book. While I don’t follow any Gods/Goddesses, I really liked this piece because she seems pretty boss. Now let’s look inside!

Do you think I have enough pouches? 

In the star and moon one is where I keep my tarot deck. The bag sort of matches the back of the cards so that’s cool. In the bag with the cards I also keep a piece of amethyst, piece of quartz, a vial of salt, and a vial of sage leaves (that I grew myself!)

In the velvet bag is where I keep what I call my tarot stones. These are all crystals/stones that (I feel) aid in divination and its aftermath. I’ve got amazonite, sodalite, florite, red jasper, quartz, hematite, desert rose selenite, optical calcite (aka icelandic spar), blue calcite, blue sandstone, green calcite, and tiger’s eyes. I’ve also got a lovely wishing stone that has special meaning for me as well as this hella round rock I found. There’s nothing special about that one, I just like it. 

The white pouch was handmade by me! Don’t laugh at it, I tried, okay? It holds my lovely rose quartz runes. They were a birthday gift from a close friend and are pretty important to me even though my rune reading studies are going SO SLOW (I’m not good at runes, quite frankly). 

In the small red pouch are my witches runes! I made these myself! 

Next is my rune casting cloth! This was also made by me (I’m very DIY if you haven’t noticed). It’s literally just sharpie on a handkerchief but I like it. 

Then we have these. My pendulum and my journal. I just finished making the pendulum, it’s my very first one, and it might be my new favorite thing. It’s just a pentacle charm and a small amethyst stone but I already feel so connected to it. I think it’s because the stone use to be part of a bracelet that I wore CONSTANTLY until it broke the other day. So the stone is very connected to my energy. I can’t wait to start using it more. The journal is my divination journal. It’s different from my BOS in that in it I only record my daily tarot drawings and any divination that I do for myself or others. That’s literally its only purpose.  

And then finally we have my two charm bottles. The big one is for protection, the small one is for increased intuition! 

Well there you go! I might abandon this box if I find something a little larger, but for now I’m very happy with it. Do you have a special place for your witchy tools?

Here’s the thing: the problem with Twilight was not the fact that Bella was female and Edward was male. The problem with Twilight was it romantiscised controlling and abusive relationships. Switching the genders doesn’t fix this problem, and neither would making all of the characters female or male as I’ve seen some tumblr posts suggest. In every situation it’s still fucking gross and abusive. Abuse isn’t limited to the controlling male and controlled female dynamic. (Also the problematic werewolves wtf, but I’m not qualified to speak on that). 

it should be deeply embarrassing and frankly reputation-damaging to cite a book you’ve read less than a page of out of context after searching its limited text on google books as the key piece of evidence in your big historical argument

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