decorate your house

Lovely calm asks to enjoy a nice up of tea to ☕

1: Golden mornings or peachy sunsets?

2: Sugar cones or waffle cones?

3: Do you wear scarves often? do you have a favorite?

4: How long do you lay in bed before you finally get up?

5: Is there a food you’ve never had but always wanted to try?

6: What does your umbrella look like?

7: Do you listen to ASMR?

8: Rain storms or a light drizzle?

9: What’s a little thing in life that you love? 

10: Favorite color aesthetic?

11: Wobbly lines or using a ruler?

12:  Bright colorful living room or neutral cozy living room?

13: Do you have any candles? what scents are they?

14: Have you ever rode a horse?

15: Do you have glasses? 

16: What’s a language you’d like to speak?

17: What’s your favorite season and favorite month in that season?

18: Do you have a favorite pair of socks?

19: Favorite Ghibli and/or disney movie

20: Disney, Dreamworks, or Pixar?

21: What snacks do you usually get at the theater?

22: What’s an underrated video game/ movie/ show you love and think it needs more recognition?

23: Would you fill your house with plants if you had a green thumb?

24; All plants are great but do you have a favorite?

25: Do you have a favorite type of art style? (eg: soft looking, no to little color, sketches, crisp and clean, minimalist, pixel art etc.)

26: What would you do if someone gave you flowers? 

27: Do you like nicknames? 

28: Do you still watch shows you watched when you were a kid? even from time to time?

29: Do you still like old memes? (tell the truth)

30: Favorite Halloween costume you dressed up as? (if you don’t celebrate halloween have you ever cosplayed or would you like to? who did you cosplay as?) 

31:  Are you a fashionable person? 

32: Do you like watching holiday movies? 

33:  Cookies or brownies?

34: Do you blow in the cold air just to see your breath?

35: Do you find the crickets chirping outside your window relaxing? 

36: Do you like cobblestone streets? 

37:  How often do you doodle? 

38: When was the last time you blew bubbles?

39: What’s your favorite random piece of decor in your house and room?

40: Do you bite your fingernails off or clip them more often?

41: Any birthmarks?

42: Thoughts on freckles?

43: First video game you ever played?

44: what type of bird do you hear most often outside your door?

45: Do you use gifs/ memes a lot when replying to people?

46: Thoughts on spring? 

47: Ideal temperature outside?

48: Cloudy, partly cloudy, or clear skies?

49: How often do you hear airplanes outside?

50: Do you enjoy windy days?

The Houses as Spouses
  • Gryffindor: plans couple activities without telling you, comes home with pets out of the blue, makes friends for the both of you, introduces you to them with huge grins on their faces, can't keep anniversary presents secret, will refer to your pets as your children
  • Hufflepuff: spontaneous duvet days, will fight anyone who is rude about you, will support everything you do, bakes lots, likes to remind you they love you at random times, surprises you with cute things all the time, can be trusted to keep any of your secrets
  • Slytherin: flirts even though you're married, knows exactly when you have something to say, protective of you in new situations, likes to tell random strangers you're married just so they are aware, suggests you get matching tattoos on a regular basis
  • Ravenclaw: always adding new decorations to your house, debates about everything and anything, being woken up at 3am with random questions about the universe, remembers all your favourite things 17 years after you told them, journeys are either planned 4 months in advance or not at all
Go on, ask!
These are really random, I don’t know where they came from!
  1. Whats your (full) name?
  2. How old are you?
  3. Whats your Birthday?
  4. What star sign does that make it?
  5. Whats your favorite color?
  6. Whats your lucky number?
  7. Do you have any pets?
  8. Where are you from?
  9. How tall are you?
  10. What shoe size are you?
  11. What was your last dream about?
  12. What would you do if you won the lottery?
  13. Would you like to build/design your own house?
  14. Which form of public transport do you prefer?
  15. What talents do you have?
  16. Can you juggle?
  17. Can you solve a rubix cube?
  18. Do you have a cherished childhood teddy bear?
  19. Are you psychic in any way?
  20. Are you a good actor?
  21. Are you a good writer?
  22. Have you ever been bungee jumping?
  23. Have you ever been canoeing/kayaking?
  24. What types of holidays do you prefer?
  25. Whats the furthest you’ve ever been on vacation?
  26. What was your favorite vacation?
  27. Where would your dream vacation be?
  28. Can you tap dance?
  29. Whats your favorite  animal?
  30. Whats your favorite sport?
  31. Whats your favorite food?
  32. Whats your favorite pizza topping?
  33. Whats your favorite movie?
  34. Whats your favorite song?
  35. Do you want children?
  36. Do you want a church wedding?
  37. Are you religious?
  38. Do you like reality TV programs?
  39. Do you like TV talent shows?
  40. If you could go back in time to change one thing what would it be?
  41. How many hats do you own?
  42. Are you any good at pool?
  43. Whats the highest you’ve ever jumped into the water from?
  44. Have you ever been admitted to hospital?
  45. Have you ever had any brushes with the law?
  46. Have you ever been on TV?
  47. Do you prefer baths or showers?
  48. Do you prefer towel drying, blow drying or natural drying your hair?
  49. What color socks are you wearing?
  50. If you could live anywhere, where would that be?
  51. Would you like to be a big celebrity?
  52. How big is your TV?
  53. What type of music do you like?
  54. Have you ever been skinny dipping?
  55. How many Pillows do you sleep with?
  56. What position do you often sleep in?
  57. What do you wear to bed?
  58. Do you prefer sunrises or sunsets?
  59. What do you typically have for breakfast?
  60. Do you like scary movies?
  61. Whats your favorite ice cream flavor?
  62. Have you ever been in a newspaper?
  63. Have you ever fired a gun?
  64. Have you ever tried archery?
  65. What’s your favorite condiment?
  66. What’s your favorite clean word?
  67. What’s your favorite swear word?
  68. What’s your least favorite word?
  69. What was the last movie you saw?
  70. What football team do you support?
  71. What’s the longest you’ve gone without sleep?
  72. What’s the tallest building you’ve ever been up?
  73. Do you have any scars?
  74. When you were younger, what did you want to be when you grew up?
  75. If you could change anything about yourself what would it be?
  76. What’s the longest you’ve ever grown your hair?
  77. Are you scared of flying?
  78. Have you ever tie-dyed your own clothes?
  79. Are you reliable?
  80. Have you ever had a secret admirer?
  81. If you could ask your future self one question what would it be?
  82. Do you hold grudges?
  83. If you could breed two animals together to defy the laws of nature what new animal would you create?
  84. Do you decorate the outside of your house for Christmas?
  85. Can you solve Sudoku puzzles?
  86. Whats the most unusual conversation you’ve ever had?
  87. Are you much of a daredevil?
  88. Are you a good liar?
  89. How long could you go without talking?
  90. What has been your worst haircut/style?
  91. Can you ice skate?
  92. Can you do a somersault?
  93. Whats your favorite joke?
  94. Have you ever sleepwalked?
  95. Whats your favorite TV commercial?
  96. What traditionally adorns the top of your Christmas tree?
  97. What would be your dream sandwich?
  98. Can you impersonate anyone famous?
  99. Can you do any accents other than your own?
  100. Do you have a strong local accent?
  101. Do you prefer blue or black inked pens?
  102. When was the last time you had to dress fancy?
  103. Do you prefer green or red grapes?
  104. How do you have your eggs?
  105. Whats your favorite saying?
  106. Can you stand on your hands unassisted?
  107. What do you have on your fridge door?
  108. Who was the last person to knock/ring at your door?
  109. What is one thing you wish you could tell your younger self?
  110. What is your dream?

‘Parks and Recreation’: Leslie Knope Writes Letter to America Following Donald Trump’s Victory

Dear America,

Amidst the confusion, and despair, and disbelief, it was suggested to me by a very close friend of mine (I won’t say her name, to protect her identity) (Ann. It was Ann) that perhaps a few people would enjoy hearing my thoughts on this election. So I sat down at my computer, cleared my head, and opened a document. Then I started crying. So I had some hot chocolate, and my close friend (Ann) rubbed my back for a while, and I got myself together, and sat down. And started crying. Then more Ann comforting me, and more hot chocolate, and back and forth like that for about six hours or so, the chain of hot-chocolate-and-back-rubs only interrupted briefly when I had to run to the store for more hot chocolate packets (“Just give me all of them, all the boxes,” I remember saying, through tears, to a very scared stockroom boy) and now I am ready to go.

When I was in fourth grade, my teacher Mrs. Kolphner taught us a social studies lesson. The seventeen students in our class were introduced to two fictional candidates: a smart if slightly bookish-looking cartoon tortoise named Greenie, and a cool-looking jaguar named Speedy. Rick Dissellio read a speech from Speedy, in which he promised that if elected he would end school early, have extra recess, and provide endless lunches of chocolate pizzandy. (A local Pawnee delicacy at the time — deep fried pizza where the crust was candy bars.) Then I read a speech from Greenie, who promised to go slow and steady, think about the problems of our school, and try her best to solve them in a way that would benefit the most people. Then Mrs. Kolphner had us vote on who should be Class President.

I think you know where this is going.

Except you don’t, because before we voted, Greg Laresque asked if he could nominate a third candidate, and Mrs. Kolphner said “Sure! The essence of democracy is that everyone—” and Greg cut her off and said “I nominate a T. rex named Dr. Farts who wears sunglasses and plays the saxophone, and his plan is to fart as much as possible and eat all the teachers,” and everyone laughed, and before Mrs. Kolphner could blink, Dr. Farts the T. rex had been elected President of Pawnee Elementary School in a 1984 Reagan-esque landslide, with my one vote for Greenie the Tortoise playing the role of “Minnesota.”

After class I was inconsolable. Once all the other kids left, Mrs. Kolphner came over and put her arm around me. She told me I had done a great job advocating for Greenie the Tortoise. Through tears I remember saying, “How good, exactly?” and she said “Very very good,” and I said, “Good enough to—?” and she sighed and went to her desk to get one of the silver stars she gave out to kids who did a good job on something, and as I tearfully added it to my Silver Star Diary she asked me what upset me the most.

“Greenie was the better candidate,” I said. “Greenie should have won.”

She nodded.

“I suppose that was the point of the lesson,” I said.

“Oh no,” she said. “The point of the lesson is: people are unpredictable, and democracy is insane.”

Winston Churchill once said, “Democracy is the worst form of government, except all those other forms that have been tried.” That is perhaps a pithier and better way to get my point across, than that long anecdote about Mrs. Kolphner. Should I just erase all of that and start with this? Whatever. I’m pot-committed now, and is there extra caffeine in that hot chocolate? Because my head feels like a spaceship. The point is: people making their own decisions is, on balance, better than an autocrat making decisions for them. It’s just that sometimes those decisions are bad, or self-defeating, or maddening, and a day where you get dressed up in your best victory pantsuit and spend an ungodly amount of money decorating your house with American flags and custom-made cardboard-cutouts of suffragettes in anticipation of a glass-ceiling-shattering historical milestone ends with you getting (metaphorically) eaten by a giant farting T. rex.

Like most people, I deal with tragedy by processing the five stages of grief: Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression, and Acceptance. My denial over the election results was intense. My anger was (in Ron’s words) “significant.” My bargaining was short, but creative — I offered my soul and the souls of all of my friends in exchange for 60,000 more votes in Milwaukee, to any demon who cared to accept. (Tom told me it was a terrible deal, but I didn’t care, in that moment.) My depression I have already mentioned. Which brings us to Acceptance.  And here’s what I stand on that:

No. I do not accept it.

I acknowledge that Donald Trump is the President. I understand, intellectually, that he won the election. But I do not accept that our country has descended into the hatred-swirled slop pile that he lives in. I reject out of hand the notion that we have thrown up our hands and succumbed to racism, xenophobia, misogyny, and crypto-fascism. I do not accept that. I reject that. I fight that. Today, and tomorrow, and every day until the next election, I reject and fight that story. I work hard and I form ideas and I meet and talk to other people who feel like me, and we sit down and drink hot chocolate (I have plenty) and we plan. We plan like mofos. We figure out how to fight back, and do good in this infuriating world that constantly wants to bend toward the bad. And we will be kind to each other, and supportive of each other’s ideas, and we will do literally anything but accept this as our fate.

And let me say something to the young girls who are reading this. Hi, girls. On behalf of the grown-ups of America who care about you and your futures, I am awfully sorry about how miserably we screwed this up. We elected a giant farting T. rex who does not like you, or care about you, or think about you, unless he is scanning your bodies with his creepy T. rex eyes, or trying to physically grab you like a toy his daddy got him (or would have, if his daddy had loved him). (Sorry, that was a low blow.) (Actually, not sorry, I’m pissed, and I’m on a roll, so zip it, super-ego!) Our President-Elect is everything you should abhor, and fear, in a male role model. He has spent his life telling you, and girls and women like you, that your lives are valueless except as sexual objects. He has demeaned you, and belittled you, and put you in a little box to be looked at and not heard. It is your job, and the job of girls and women like you, to bust out.

You are going to run this country, and this world, very soon. So you will not listen to this man, or the 75-year-old, doughy-faced, gray-haired nightmare men like him, when they try to tell you where to stand or how to behave or what you can and cannot do with your own bodies, or what you should or should not think with your own minds. You will not be cowed or discouraged by his stream of retrogressive babble. You won’t have time to be cowed, because you will be too busy working and learning and communing with other girls and women like you, and when the time comes you will effortlessly flick away his miserable, petty misogynistic worldview like a fly on your picnic potato salad.

He is the present, sadly, but he is not the future. You are the future. Your strength is a million times his. Your power is a billion times his. We will acknowledge this result, but we will not accept it. We will overcome it, and we will defeat it.

Now find your team, and get to work.

Love,

Leslie

  • AT LEAST 3 different mullets, including: the 80s mullet, the redneck mullet, and the probably unintentional mullet!
  • Fun sunglasses! Sunglasses for your face, the top of your head, and the back of your head!
  • Lots with business in the front, and party in the back!
  • Portraits of Billy Ray AND John Stamos to decorate your sims’ houses with!
  • 80s music channel for radios! Who likes hair metal?!
  • Sketchy mustache to go with your hairstyle!
  • Hair salons where you can get the latest and greatest, or even the worst fashions!
  • Special accessories like the rat tail!
Planets on the IC

Sun - your remember feeling special. Your family were your audience. You were the star. Spoiled and loved. Golden child. You have very strong sense of identity and belonging to your family. You are very proud of your background and who you are. You needed a place to shine. You needed to express yourself freely. It was very important for your well-being. You needed to be special and your originality and talents needed to be recognized by your family. You grow with very strong ego and the need to be the center of attention. You were too dependent on validation of other people. You were too selfish. You love being important figure in the family matters. You need to be important figure in groups to feel you really belong there. You need to be a leader. 

Moon - you remember security. You were taken care of. Especially emotionally. You had very close relationship with your mother. You were scared when you thought about leaving your home. You were addicted to your home life. It was your safe haven you never wanted to leave. You never wanted things to change. You were afraid of the future.  You didn’t want to deal with the outer world. You tend to retreat to the old memories when you feel threatened by reality. You idolize past. You were a sensitive child, easily influenced by your family. You have hard habits that you developed in your home life. You don’t want to change them. You were moody. You didn’t like to talk about your family because you prefered to keep it private, in secret from the rest of the world.

Mercury - you remember being busy. You were busy with reading. Or writing. You were busy spending times with your sibilings or neighbours. You were mentally busy all the time and you loved it. You needed a lot of mental stimulation. You disliked silence. You were scared of it and didn’t know how to exactly fill the void. Usually when you didn’t have anyone talk to you were just talking to yourself. Out loud. Things always needed to be loud. You wanted to be clever. You always craved to be smarter than the rest. You were afraid that you are not good enough.  There were a lot of nervous energy in the house and in your family. Lot of debates. Lot of diverse opinions. You were exposed to gossips. You were a gossipmonger yourself. You couldn’t stay still. You wanted to talk. You learned a lot from your sibilings and neighbours. Your mind worked like a sponge. You became very smart. You know a lot. 

Venus - you remember superficiality. Lot of superficial problems. What to wear? How do to your hair? What to buy? How to decorate the living room? Your house was probably beautiful. Aesthetically pleasing. Women in your family had big influence on you. There were a lot of gossips and unaddressed issues. Family  put great importance on keeping peace and harmony within the house. There was a lot of passive-aggressiveness. You loved luxury. You loved being spoiled and living like a royalty. You were possesive of your things. You didn’t like to share. You were jealous. You were taught to put importance on outer beauty. You felt you were not pretty enough. Your values were too focused on temporary things. You had to taught yourself how to be confident in who you are not what you have. You had to find the truth meaning of self-worth. 

Mars - your remember fights. You didn’t always win them but you still fought with passion. You felt you had to. It was the only way for you. You felt you were ignored. You didn’t want to be considered weak. You wanted to be in charge of your family. You wanted to matter. You wanted to get involved in the family matters. You were very defensive most of the time and you were always ready to stand up for your family. You wanted to protect them at all cost. You wanted to protect anyone who you considered family even when there was no blood relation. You have a strong will and strong spirit. There was a lot of anger in you that you felt you can’t fully expressed. It left you feel resentful towards some people. You remember your home as a battlefield. 

Jupiter - you remember abundance. You had big ego and very diverse background. Probably you were exposed to foreign cultures more than others. You were in contact with very diverse groups of people. You had rich household - either you were literally very rich of spiritually rich. Religion was a big part of your life. You were living according to religious dogmas. Education was important. Your parents spoiled your ego to the point you could become arrogant. There was too much of everything. You had a lot of luck. Especially through your family. You grow having very strong opinions on religions and cultures. It could make you look like very intense and arrogant person. You are very devoted to what you believe in. You are very protective of your roots. 

Saturn - your remember responsibility. You always felt there were a lot of expectations towards you. You felt you to had to live up to them. You were scared of disappointing those who put this expectations on you. You decided to hide this fear and your inner child deep down in yourself.  Family praised you for being more mature than your friends. For being calm and collected. You were carrying the burden of responsibilites on your shoulders and it felt so heavy you wanted to cry but you couldn’t. You couldn’t show any kind of weakness, any feelings. You felt you weren’t allowed to do that. You felt this is how adulthood looks like and how you have to live. You felt very old as a child. You felt all of your supposed to be “good years” are behind you and what waits for you is just more commitments and pain. You were growing up silencing the inner child within. You wanted to become cold. You wanted to kill your feelings. You couldn’t. You just became more effective in hiding them. 

Uranus - you remember rejection. And a change in your relationship with family. In some way you were distanced from them. You couldn’t fit in. You were different in some way and you always felt they treat you differently.You became more emotionally detached to protect yourself from hurt. To protect yourself from this rejection you didn’t quite understand. You were different, “special” but not in the way you wanted to be. Not in the way to be accepted by your family. Your uniqness felt like a burden. You never showed them how much they hurt you. All of this made you keep your distance from others. Not get too involved with people. You didn’t want to face that kind of rejection twice. You prefered to stay as an outsider in every group you were in. It made you feel safe. 

Neptune - you remember confusion. There were a lot of things that were unspoken. Your family tried to sweep under the carpet more serious issues. You didn’t feel this was right. You wanted this issues to be adressed. They didn’t do that. They never explained. They forced you to just accept things how they are. You had to be a part of game but you didn’t know the rules. And you accepted it. You lost your identity at home. You felt you were drowning. You started to idolize your home environment. You stopped seeing your family for who they were. You became easily influenced by them. You retreated to your inner world where you felt the safest. Your were sensitive. You had great imagination and you used this to survive harder times.

Pluto -  your remember danger. There were a lot of power struggles at home. You wanted to run away from your family because you felt trapped. You were suffocating. You wanted some changes. You wanted transformation of old family patters. You wanted to talk about taboo topics. You were tired of secrets. Everything was so intense. Things felt dangerous and you were forced to survive them. Your family life felt like survival. You had a lot of buried anger and hatred inside of you because you felt so powerless. You felt your family hides something from you. You had to reclaim your own power that you felt was taken away from you. You had to rethink the meaning of family and your own position in there. You put yourself through long tranformation to the core of your being. You became resentful towards authorities. You desire the truth, power and reject sugarcoating more than anything else.

Forgive or Forget III

Forgive or Forget III
[Mutually putting forth and effort. Simon D & Christian]

◇ Forgive or Forget I  ◇ Forgive or Forget II

You shuffled around with your paperwork on your desk, trying to gather the new contract for your last client of the day. On one end you liked being able to leave work early for a meeting, on the other end sometimes these new client meetings could last longer than your actual shift. But anything to solidify a new partnership.

Looking at your watch you groaned. If you could wrap up this meeting in about an hour then you’d have plenty of time to stop at the grocery store and pick up Kiseok’s favorites for dinner.

But something told you that this client was going to be a pain in the ass. He already had so many demands, one of which being that you had to meet him at his restaurant of choice.

Walking out of your building, you hailed a taxi and gave Kiseok another call just to check in, to your surprise he actually answered.

“Kiseok!” you grinned brightly. “I missed you”

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I just got it in my head that Lyall Lupin was Jewish, and my entire life just changed?

Winter Witchcraft

❄ Gather pine cones

❄ Collect feathers from winter fowl. Do not collect feathers if you live in the     US!

❄ Collect snow and melt it. Charge the water under the December full moon to     create a powerful snow water to use in your winter spells. Use snow water to     protect your house and hearth, to charge your magick tools, and to purify         your amulets. Snow water possesses healing powers.

❄ Have a winter bonfire to celebrate winter solstice.

❄ Set yourself goals for the new year.

❄ Take a walk under the full moon when the snow is reflecting its light. This is        a time for reflection and visions. Record you experience and any important        thoughts or visions you receive. 

❄Stand outside in a blizzard and feel your energy restoring. 

❄  Brew yourself a cider. Add herbs and fruits with certain correspondences for      December such as joy, peace, family happiness, etc.

❄ December is a time for reflection of the passing year.

❄ Do Yule baking and incorporate kitchen witchcraft. 

❄ Weave a wreath with holly and plants that correspond with protection and         yule.

❄ Burn incense of cinnamon, patchouli, frankincense, orange, and myrrh.  

❄ December is a time for hearth and home magick.

❄ Burn candles throughout your home to invite positive energies, coziness,           and peace. 

❄ Collect evergreen, holly, cedar and pine clippings.

❄ Forage for rose hips.

❄ Tie up any loose ends you have in your life.

❄ Finish this years grimoire and add any last minute touch ups.

❄ Collect dried leaves. Define their properties and put them in your herbal             grimoire.

❄ Brew yourself new tea combinations to start off the new year with.

❄ Make witch balls and other magickal decorations to hang on your yule tree       and decorate your house with. 

❄ Make winter solstice lanterns.

❄ Throw a sprig of holly into a yule fire to burn away your troubles from the            past year.  A large amount or if thrown into an indoor fireplace may be      poisonous, use with caution!  

❄ Make a yule log. 

❄  Throw a ritual or celebration to welcome back the sun.

❄  Use elements from nature to decorate your home.

❄  At the end of the month do a deep house cleansing to remove all negative        energy and to give the new year a fresh start. 

Have a happy Yule! 

==Moonlight Mystics==

Do you ever get really excited thinking about decorating your future house with your significant other? Living with your best friend and arguing over color schemes and going along with the one she loves because of how excited she is about it. Spending all night going through pinterest and showing her all of these ideas while she just rolls her eyes, but eventually gives in. Getting up early to make breakfast while the sun’s coming up and hearing your dog’s nails click along the floorboards. Both of you shopping for succulents and taking way too many home. Sleepy kisses on maple syrup lips and putting tiny pumpkins on the windowsill. Stealing each other’s flannels and dancing in the kitchen and going on adventures on your days off. I’m so excited!!

🐣🌺🍃 Beltane 🍃🌺🐣

At the beginning of summer there is a Sabbat. This Sabbat is called Beltane. It celebrates the Sun God Bel’s coronation feast and new life. It marks the time when trees, grass, and flowers are coming out of their long, winter hibernation and beginning to grow again. It marks the beginning of summer. Beltane means “Fire of Bel”. Beltane is celebrated the night of April 30 and May 1.

It is a time to celebrate the fertility of Mother Earth. It is about new life, fire, passion, and rebirth. Beltane starts on the night of April 30 with a huge bonfire. Having a bonfire or any type of fire is an important symbol of Beltane because it is one of the four fire festivals. At the bonfire there is a lot of music, dancing, and magic. The fire burns until morning.

In the morning you go out and gather flowers and sticks to decorate your house with. Females also braid flowers in their hair. Men and women decorate their bodies with Beltane symbols. In the morning there is also a maypole ritual where there is more dancing, music, and magic. The maypole is a giant pole placed in the ground with brightly colored ribbons attached. People would each grab a ribbon and dance around the pole. Men going one direction and women going the other. Once the pole has all the ribbons weaved together it symbolizes Mother Earths womb. Then people would go their own ways to build their own altar in honor of the god Bel, the Goddess, the Faes, and Mother Earth.

Later everyone comes back to feast. Types of food that are at the feast are dairy foods, oatmeal cakes/cookies with a little bit of honey for an added sweetness, cereal, fruits, and breads.

Lots of love, Myhiddenworldblog 🦋🐚
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Stefan x Reader

Requested by Anon


“So, you’re alone for Christmas?” Stefan asked as everyone finished saying goodbye and headed off to their families.


“Yeah but I don’t mind.” You smiled as he walked you to your car.

“You never know Santa might come early.” Stefan chuckled as he slammed the door, watching you drive off before heading to home.

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Boy Next Door - Derek Hale

Relationship: Derek x Reader 

Request: @julieanncupcake said: can you do derek hale imagine where him and the reader are neighbors (and they secretly like each other) but they will do favors for each other like mow the other persons lawn or bake cookies/cook dinner for the other person and its really fluffy?

A/N: This was such a cute idea! I had so much fun writing this. It was one of my favorite requests by far!

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It was mid-Summer when you moved into the modern home neighborhood. You went home searching with your best friend earlier in the season, once the lease on your apartment was up. After looking at other, more luxurious apartments, condos, cozy homes, and just about every other place you could live you finally found the perfect one. 

Your closest friends and some of your family helped you pack up the U-Haul, and unload once you arrived at your new home. The building was beautiful. A balance of gray stone and brick sculpted the outside. The garage and roof were both tan, complimenting one another. The front door was solid black stained wood and the grass was perfectly green. 

The home was not something someone your age could usually afford. Most people were living in an apartment or sharing a home with several other roommates. All of that hard work and dedication was finally paying off. 

Your dream as a little girl and teenager had always been to decorate your own house the way you wanted. When you were eight, you dreamed of the walls being purple, with pink furniture and sparkly decor. When you were twelve, you had seriously pondered the thought of hanging your favorite musician’s posters in every room. Finally, a year or so before moving into the nice home, you had settled on exactly how it would be decorated. 

You spent several days decorating the home. You had previously purchased all of the decors to save time so that you could settle into your new home and start at your new job a little bit more smoothly. It was perfect, your dream was finally coming true. You were living on your own, and financially stable. 

Once you had decorated the inside of your new home, and added outdoor furniture to the patio leading to your good sized backyard, you made your way across the street to introduce yourself to your new neighbors. The two houses on either side of you were for sell, being that the neighborhood was fairly new. Out of the seven houses that had been built so far, only four had been moved into. 

You introduced yourself to the elderly lady that lived diagonally to the left of you. She was sweet, and welcomed you to the area, saying how wonderful it was to live there. You thanked her and walked to the next home, which was straight across from yours. 

A woman around your age answered the door with a smile, greeting you before calling a man from within the house. Her husband, she introduced him as. They were lovely and mentioned that you could come over for wine anytime. You simply thanked them and continued your adventure onto the last house. 

You knocked on the similar wooden door to the rest and waited for a few moments, hoping that they were home so that you could be done with introducing yourself. Meeting new people wasn’t always your thing. You could see the top of a head through the glass towards the top of the door, and it slowly peered open. 

A man who seemed to be around your age toward above you, his fame broad and muscular. He had almost black hair, and stubble lined his sharp jaw. Your eyes met his green ones. 

“Hi, I’m Y/N.” You stuck your hand out to him, in hopes that he would shake it and not slam the door in your face. He was intimidating, being that he was so tall, and could obviously clear anything in his path. “I just moved in across the street. I just wanted to introduce myself.”

“Derek.” Thankfully, his hand met yours, gripping it firmly and shaking it. “Welcome to the neighborhood.” He smiled down at you and loosened his grip on you. 

“It’s nice to meet you, Derek.”

“You too.” He flashed another pearly white smile and stuffed his hands into the pockets of his jeans.

“Well, I should get going. My family’s coming over for dinner.” 

Derek nodded politely, saying goodbye and shutting the door once you’d turned your back to walk home. 

You pondered the thought of the boy next door as you chopped up veggies for the dinner you were making. He was definitely good looking, as well as charming. But, you hadn’t properly gotten to know him yet so you couldn’t judge him too much. 

A couple of weeks had gone by, and you still had some things you hadn’t bought for your home. For example- a lawn mower. It was towards the end of July and the heat was blazing, however, it had been raining an abnormal amount the previous months. This meant that the grass was growing like crazy, and you had no way to get rid of it. 

You woke up one day and peered out of your bedroom window at the small neighborhood, including your awfully long grass that looked terrible compared to the rest of the lawns. But, the grass wasn’t long anymore. 

There he stood, pushing a lawn mower throughout your front yard. The blades of grass flew every which way as he grazed over them. He sported black basketball shorts and a tank top. You could see the sweat dripping down his toned biceps as he turned slightly pink in the sun’s heat. 

You quickly threw on a pair of jean shorts and a tee shirt, brushing your teeth and combing through your hair. Trying to catch him before he was done, you quickly walked towards the front door, pulling it open and drawing his attention to you. He turned the mower off, pulling out one of the earbuds that were previously in his ear. 

“Derek. What are you doing?” 

You couldn’t help but scold yourself for asking such a stupid question. It’s pretty obvious Y/N, he’s mowing your lawn.

“Oh hey Y/N, I’m mowing your lawn. I was out doing some work and noticed your grass was getting a bit long, so I decided I’d do a pretty girl a favor.” 

Your breath hitched in your throat at his referral to you. Trying not to make it obvious that you were flustered, you nodded and pulled the door shut behind you, walking to the edge of the sidewalk. 

“Well thank you. I haven’t been able to pick up a lawn mower yet, so I had no way of taming this insane grass. I really appreciate it.” 

“No problem. You don’t mind if I go around back to mow back there too, do you?” 

“Oh no, not at all. Would you like something to drink? I can grab you a bottle of water if you’d like.” 

He gave you a soft grin, twirling the cord of the earbuds around his fingers. “Please.” 

Turning around and heading back into the house, the chill of the AC made you shudder. You picked up a bottle from the fridge and traced your steps back out to where your new neighbor stood. 

He turned around once he heard the door open again, taking the bottle from you and politely thanking you. Excusing yourself with the fact that you had work to catch up on, you tracked back into the home. 

You had to thank Derek with more than words. You contemplated the question for a moment, finally deciding on baking him cookies. You brought out your mom’s old chocolate chip cookie recipe, whom she’d gotten from her mom, and so on and so forth. 

You brought out all of the ingredients, preheating the stainless steel oven to the needed degree. You mixed all of the factors, rolling the dough into small spheres and placing them evenly on a baking sheet. After putting them in the oven and letting them bake, you gathered them up in a plastic container. 

A little bit over an hour had passed now, and you decided to deliver the baked goods to Derek. You knocked on his door, just like you had the night you met. The door opened faster than it had that night. 

Derek stood tall, as always. His cheeks were slightly pink from being in the sun earlier on in the day. 

“Hey, I made you cookies. To thank you for mowing my lawn.” 

He chuckled, taking the container from you once you’d offered it. 

“Well thank you.” It was your turn to chuckle as he repeated your exact words from your previous conversation.

“No problem.” You paused for a moment, contemplating if you should add the next part. “Would you want to come over for dinner tomorrow night?” 

He paused for a moment. “I would love to come over for dinner tomorrow night. That is if we classify it as a date.” 

“It’s a date.” You obliged, smiling softly at him. 

“I’ll see you tomorrow night, Y/N.”

“See ‘ya, Derek.” 

You turned away from the door and he shut it, just like the night a few days earlier. You started your walk back across the street, this time with a little bit more pep in your step. 

Maybe Derek was more than just the boy next door. 

Routine Part Three (Lin x Reader)

“I’m not sure if you guys are ready for this. Heck, I don’t know if I’m ready for it and I wrote it. 

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Summary: Reader and Lin are stuck, so they opt for a new place to write. Once in the new place, they tell each other stories in hopes of inspiration striking. 

Prompts used:

77) You talk way too much.

78) You don’t talk enough.

120) Tell me a story.

Warnings: military family, mentions of bullying, mentions of death, mentions of miscarriages, swearing

Words: 2229

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“Nothing is making ANY SENSE!!” Lin screams as he slides further into your bean bag chair allowing it to swallow him whole.  “Also, just so you know, this chair is damn comfortable. I’m definitely stealing it when this thing is over.”

“Don’t you dare!” You chuckle and throw a pillow at his head, hitting him straight in the temple. “That is my favorite chair.”

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Dear America,

Amidst the confusion, and despair, and disbelief, it was suggested to me by a very close friend of mine (I won’t say her name, to protect her identity) (Ann. It was Ann) that perhaps a few people would enjoy hearing my thoughts on this election. So I sat down at my computer, cleared my head, and opened a document. Then I started crying. So I had some hot chocolate, and my close friend (Ann) rubbed my back for a while, and I got myself together, and sat down. And started crying. Then more Ann comforting me, and more hot chocolate, and back and forth like that for about six hours or so, the chain of hot-chocolate-and-back-rubs only interrupted briefly when I had to run to the store for more hot chocolate packets (“Just give me all of them, all the boxes,” I remember saying, through tears, to a very scared stockroom boy) and now I am ready to go.When I was in fourth grade, my teacher Mrs. Kolphner taught us a social studies lesson. The seventeen students in our class were introduced to two fictional candidates: a smart if slightly bookish-looking cartoon tortoise named Greenie, and a cool-looking jaguar named Speedy. Rick Dissellio read a speech from Speedy, in which he promised that if elected he would end school early, have extra recess, and provide endless lunches of chocolate pizzandy. (A local Pawnee delicacy at the time — deep fried pizza where the crust was candy bars.) Then I read a speech from Greenie, who promised to go slow and steady, think about the problems of our school, and try her best to solve them in a way that would benefit the most people. Then Mrs. Kolphner had us vote on who should be Class President.I think you know where this is going.Except you don’t, because before we voted, Greg Laresque asked if he could nominate a third candidate, and Mrs. Kolphner said “Sure! The essence of democracy is that everyone—” and Greg cut her off and said “I nominate a T. rex named Dr. Farts who wears sunglasses and plays the saxophone, and his plan is to fart as much as possible and eat all the teachers,” and everyone laughed, and before Mrs. Kolphner could blink, Dr. Farts the T. rex had been elected President of Pawnee Elementary School in a 1984 Reagan-esque landslide, with my one vote for Greenie the Tortoise playing the role of “Minnesota.”After class I was inconsolable. Once all the other kids left, Mrs. Kolphner came over and put her arm around me. She told me I had done a great job advocating for Greenie the Tortoise. Through tears I remember saying, “How good, exactly?” and she said “Very very good,” and I said, “Good enough to—?” and she sighed and went to her desk to get one of the silver stars she gave out to kids who did a good job on something, and as I tearfully added it to my Silver Star Diary she asked me what upset me the most.“Greenie was the better candidate,” I said. “Greenie should have won.”She nodded.“I suppose that was the point of the lesson,” I said.“Oh no,” she said. “The point of the lesson is: people are unpredictable, and democracy is insane.”Winston Churchill once said, “Democracy is the worst form of government, except all those other forms that have been tried.” That is perhaps a pithier and better way to get my point across, than that long anecdote about Mrs. Kolphner. Should I just erase all of that and start with this? Whatever. I’m pot-committed now, and is there extra caffeine in that hot chocolate? Because my head feels like a spaceship. The point is: people making their own decisions is, on balance, better than an autocrat making decisions for them. It’s just that sometimes those decisions are bad, or self-defeating, or maddening, and a day where you get dressed up in your best victory pantsuit and spend an ungodly amount of money decorating your house with American flags and custom-made cardboard-cutouts of suffragettes in anticipation of a glass-ceiling-shattering historical milestone ends with you getting (metaphorically) eaten by a giant farting T. rex. Like most people, I deal with tragedy by processing the five stages of grief: Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression, and Acceptance. My denial over the election results was intense. My anger was (in Ron’s words) “significant.” My bargaining was short, but creative — I offered my soul and the souls of all of my friends in exchange for 60,000 more votes in Milwaukee, to any demon who cared to accept. (Tom told me it was a terrible deal, but I didn’t care, in that moment.) My depression I have already mentioned. Which brings us to Acceptance.  And here’s what I stand on that:No. I do not accept it.I acknowledge that Donald Trump is the President. I understand, intellectually, that he won the election. But I do not accept that our country has descended into the hatred-swirled slop pile that he lives in. I reject out of hand the notion that we have thrown up our hands and succumbed to racism, xenophobia, misogyny, and crypto-fascism. I do not accept that. I reject that. I fight that. Today, and tomorrow, and every day until the next election, I reject and fight that story. I work hard and I form ideas and I meet and talk to other people who feel like me, and we sit down and drink hot chocolate (I have plenty) and we plan. We plan like mofos. We figure out how to fight back, and do good in this infuriating world that constantly wants to bend toward the bad. And we will be kind to each other, and supportive of each other’s ideas, and we will do literally anything but accept this as our fate.And let me say something to the young girls who are reading this. Hi, girls. On behalf of the grown-ups of America who care about you and your futures, I am awfully sorry about how miserably we screwed this up. We elected a giant farting T. rex who does not like you, or care about you, or think about you, unless he is scanning your bodies with his creepy T. rex eyes, or trying to physically grab you like a toy his daddy got him (or would have, if his daddy had loved him). (Sorry, that was a low blow.) (Actually, not sorry, I’m pissed, and I’m on a roll, so zip it, super-ego!) Our President-Elect is everything you should abhor, and fear, in a male role model. He has spent his life telling you, and girls and women like you, that your lives are valueless except as sexual objects. He has demeaned you, and belittled you, and put you in a little box to be looked at and not heard. It is your job, and the job of girls and women like you, to bust out.You are going to run this country, and this world, very soon. So you will not listen to this man, or the 75-year-old, doughy-faced, gray-haired nightmare men like him, when they try to tell you where to stand or how to behave or what you can and cannot do with your own bodies, or what you should or should not think with your own minds. You will not be cowed or discouraged by his stream of retrogressive babble. You won’t have time to be cowed, because you will be too busy working and learning and communing with other girls and women like you, and when the time comes you will effortlessly flick away his miserable, petty misogynistic worldview like a fly on your picnic potato salad.He is the present, sadly, but he is not the future. You are the future. Your strength is a million times his. Your power is a billion times his. We will acknowledge this result, but we will not accept it. We will overcome it, and we will defeat it.Now find your team, and get to work.

Love,Leslie

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