One of my favourite documented curses is:

“Hic non defectus est, sed cattus minxit desuper nocte quadam. Confundatur pessimus cattus qui minxit super librum istum in nocte Daventrie, et consimiliter omnes alii propter illum. Et cavendum valde ne permittantur libri aperti per noctem ubi cattie venire possunt.”

[Here is nothing missing, but a cat urinated on this during a certain night. Cursed be the pesty cat that urinated over this book during the night in Deventer and because of it many others [other cats] too. And beware well not to leave open books at night where cats can come.]

Cologne, Historisches Archiv, G.B. quarto, 249, fol. 68r

A Deventer scribe, writing around 1420, found his manuscript ruined by a urine stain left there by a cat the night before. He was forced to leave the rest of the page empty, drew a picture of a cat and cursed it. Cursed it and then made a realisation about his own involvement in his frustration. Rage to self-awareness in the time of a scrawl XD.

RenRuki Week 2017: Prompt announcement

Hey everybody!

We are very sorry for this delay, but real life kept was quite busy. Anyway, we are happy to announce details and prompts for the RenRuki week 2017! :D



There will be two prompt categories.

Category 1 contains broad prompts, which follow the canon event timeline of Renji’s and Rukia’s relationship. For example, any general ideas for a submission that includes Renji’s and Rukia’s childhood? There you go!

Category 2 contains more specific prompts.

Of course you can send in multiple submissions for each category, you can submit for each category within a day or combine categories.

On each day we will also provide a random question for you about RenRuki which we will announce on the specific day. So even if you don’t feel connected to any of the prompts you still can participate via the question category.

In order to make this week as pleasant as possible for everybody, please consider the following instructions for your submission ♥

1.) Submissions may include every kind of fanwork: fanart, fanfiction, edits, music remix, videos, headcanons, songs, discussion points etc.

2.)Your submission has to be original work. Please do not submit any other person’s fanwork or material that consists of other people’s fanwork. Please include credit for Kubo Tite/Studio Pierrot if you include material from the manga and/or anime, and credit the music artist if you include song lyrics. 

3.) Make sure to tag your submission with #renrukiweek and/or @renrukiweek and include the day/prompt (either in the title or in the description). We will then reblog it and collect it to this blog. 

4.) NSFW is okay, however, make sure to tag it as such. 

5.) Please be kind. If you might add discussion points, please avoid bashing/degrading other ships. If there is a discussion, please be friendly and kind to your discussion partners. 

If you have any questions regarding the prompts feel free to contact this blog or @salzrand :) 

We will be happy to receive your submissions! Have a nice day!