Never afraid to speak and/or draw her mind, Los Angeles based artist and illustrator, Hellen Jo and her characters can be described as rough, vulgar, tough, jaded, powerful, bratty and bad-ass - AKA her own brand of femininity. Known for her comic Jin & Jam, and her work as an illustrator and storyboard artist for shows such as Steven Universe and Regular Show, Hellen’s rebellious, and sometimes grotesque artwork and illustrations are redefining Asian American women and women of color in comics. In fact, that’s why Hellen Jo was a must-interviewee for our latest Sketchy Behavior where we talk to her about her love of comics and zines, her antiheroines, and redefining what Asian American women identity is or can be; and what her ultimate dream project realized would be.
What To do if you wake up with Scratches and Bruises.
Hello! So I’m really interested in the Paranormal, and I realized that some people don’t know what to do if a demon is near them. Although many witches do, here’s a post about it anyways;
First, Ask yourself these Questions:
1.Have you done anything Different?
-For example, have you moved to a new place? Did a spell go haywire? Did you buy something that feels negative? Did a Ouija board session go wrong (Even though I don’t believe that the boards open portals or are evil, I still believe that you can get demons, or if you don’t use it right something bad can happen.)? Did someone evil you knew in real life die ? Did you make enemies with a witch that does curses ? These can all lead up to a possible demon/negative entity.
2.When do these occurrences happen?
-If you know the old folklore belief, then you know that 3 a.m. to 4 a.m. is called “The Witching Hour”. It goes that “ witches, demons, and ghosts are thought to appear and to be at their most powerful. “ Do you often wake up at this time? Although it could just be a coincidence, it never hurts to have some old wives tales.
And if this is all happening during night, just be aware that sometimes we can give ourselves bruises in our sleep, if our body is restless or you’re prone to kicking, thrashing or falling off the bed. Animals and pets can also play a role in bruises, bumps and scratches.
3.Have you been getting Sleep Paralysis?
-Demons are often associated with sleep paralysis. Though, if you’re prone to it and get it often, even before you’ve started getting bruises/scratches, it might not mean anything.
4.What do the Bruises and Scratches look like?
-Demons are often associated with the number “3″, and sometimes “6″. Most people who deal with demons often get scratched with three claw marks. Demons and negative spirits are strong, and can and will do some serious damage. How big are the bruises? How many are there?
5.Do you smell Horrid Scents?
-Demons and negative spirits can give off bad scents, such as sulfur, rotten eggs or rotten/burned flesh. Although, they seem that they can give off bad scents as well. For example, in my Freshman year of public high school, I had smelled a horrible poop smell, after angering a witch I used to be friends with. She had always told me that she and her friend would send ghosts to each other. But, anyways.
6.Do you feel a Presence?
-Ghosts and demons will often make you feel a presence. It’s a little different for everyone, but it is normally a feeling of dread and fear.
7.Do you see Shadows or hear Sounds?
-If a demon or spirit is strong enough, it can manifest and show itself to you, or can talk or, if very strong, can move objects around.
What to Do if you answered ‘Yes’ to some of these Questions:
1.Cleanse, cleanse and cleanse some more
-Cleanse this thing. Cleanse yourself, cleanse everyone that lives in the home, cleanse the home itself, and cleanse the whole property, if you can.
-Banish the thing. Make sure to protect yourself and others, so to make sure it doesn’t possess anyone.
3.Set up wards, immediately after banishing.
-There’s many different kinds and types of wards, but make sure they’re charged and will work, once you set them in place. Wards will help keep the thing out.
-I personally like to cleanse a couple of times every time something like this would happen, To cleanse again right after is optional, though.
5.Line the windows and doors with Salt, Holy water or Rose water.
-Although I don’t know much about holy water and rose water, salt is a good form of protection. Simply line the doors and windows with salt. Or for extra protection, mix salt and garlic together and leave under the moonlight, then put on doors and windowsills (this was my very first thing I did as a witch)
6.Fill the space with Good Energy.
-Live plants, flowers, Himalayan salt lamps, or even herbal pouches and poppets made to bring good energy can work.
7.Continue to be Careful.
-These beings are far different from us. Be careful.
Note; Scratches, bruises and panic attacks can also be traced to health problems. Go to your doctor as well to make sure you’re in good health. Also, if you make yourself paranoid enough, you will put yourself on edge, which can make you see/hear things.
Okay yes, he’s adorable and kind and has endearing quirks and takes loving care of his creatures. You won’t hear me denying that. But…
I feel like people have been characterizing him a bit incorrectly. Like, people see him as vulnerable and awkward and nervous, but, well…
1. He’s badass. He jumped into the fray and apparated along the rooftops to save Credence. He’s every bit as brave as a Gryffindor, though he does it for different reasons. He was the one who subdued Grindelwald (while still in pain from the Cruciatus curse) and used the Revelio charm. And then, y’know, saved the whole wizarding world from exposure. And when he saved Tina? “I’ve got you?” Of course we’re all swooning at that, and it’s not because he’s a cinnamon roll.
2. We know he’s been hurt in the past and that he doesn’t quite understand humans, but he doesn’t really deliberately shy away from them either. He’s perfectly content to start hanging out with Jacob, and has no problem making friends with him. In fact, he’s the one to invite Jacob into his case.
3. In most of the fics I’ve read, Newt is extremely shy and nervous about approaching Tina (or “y/n”). But in canon? He seemed pretty confident to me when he tucked her hair back. He wasn’t stuttering like nearly every single fic shows him doing (not that there’d be anything wrong with it if he did, but he doesn’t). Yes, he was a bit awkward, but he wasn’t really all that nervous.
4. Another thing about fics: They always portray him as anxious. But this is the guy who said “My philosophy is that worrying means you suffer twice.” I’m not sure if this precludes him from being a cinnamon roll, but I thought it was worth pointing out.
5. He’s quite good at magic. Consider the whole world he created in his suitcase using Undetectable Extension Charms and as well as many other spells, I’m sure. Also, Apparition isn’t simple; it requires both concentration and clear visualization of the destination. Newt Apparated along the rooftops in pursuit of the Obscurus, and then again several times in the Subway station to get away from it while battling Grindelwald and trying to calm Credence down. I know Apparition isn’t as hard when the destination is very close by, but still, if that’s not impressive, I don’t know what is.
6. Do you remember that time he threw the Swooping Evil in Jacob’s face because it was funny?? Yeah. Not so cinnamon-roll-y. (Thanks to @misshufflpuff for reminding me of this!)
7. He is sexy. Oh my goodness. Everyone talks about how cute and sweet he is but let’s be real, this man is also INCREDIBLY physically attractive. Why don’t we talk about that more? (If it’s because we don’t want to objectify Eddie, that’s an acceptable answer. Still and all.)
8. “I will protect him!” Oh no, honey. Newt Scamander will protect you. (Unless you’re Tina and an Auror, in which case you’ll protect each other.)
This post is to answer the question proposed by the title. I, along with many other witches, have done spells that had no effect or even backfired. Sometimes (most of the time) it can be quite frustrating.
If a spell backfired or did nothing, ask yourself:
Did I really want to do this spell?
Was I actively trying to perform the spell?
Was the intent of the spell clear in my mind, or was I distracted?
Did I have enough energy at the time to perform the spell?
If the answer to all of those questions was yes, you may want to evaluate whether or not some other force could be interfering with your spell, be it another witch, a spirit, or something else.
One more thing! If you’re having a divination session and the answers start to become inconsistent and, well, wrong, it does not mean all the previous answers were wrong. I tend to think like that sometimes, when in reality I’ve just used up too much energy on the other answers.
This has been a semi-positive ramble about inconsistency and failure in witchcraft so there
“ did you study for that test last night? ”
“ i didn’t study, i’m so doomed. ”
“ can i borrow a pencil? ”
“ are you coming over tonight, to study? ”
“ i think i’m gonna skip this class. ”
“ are you gonna skip class with me or not? ”
“ i have detention after school. ”
“ i think they’re gonna expell me. ”
“ can you believe the teacher failed me? ”
“ i’m not leaving early, i don’t feel good. ”
“ why didn’t you sit with me at lunch today? ”
“ why are you ignoring me today? ”
“ you’ve been ignoring me all day, it seems.. ”
“ i hate sharing a locker with you sometimes. ”
“ why are you cleaning out your locker? ”
“ can i copy your homework? ”
“ did you even do your homework? ”
“ what are your grades anyway? ”
“ have you been skipping without me? ”
“ give me your lunch money. ”
“ i don’t have any lunch money. ”
“ can i borrow your book tonight to study? ”
“ are you going to practice today? ”
“ i hate gym so much. ”
“ this class is so boring. ”
“ think you could tudor me after school? ”
“ i could tudor you if you want. ”
“ can you stop raising your hand every five seconds? ”
“ some of us are here to actually learn. ”
“ i don’t wanna go to school today. ”
“ did you see the new kid today? ”
“ so, your the new kid, huh? ”
“ where you from, new kid? ”
“ i have way too much homework. ”
“ you haven’t been to school in days. ”
“ why are you always absent? ”
“ you’re going to get us into so much trouble. ”
“ i forgot my locker combination. ”
“ why did you get called to the principles office? ”
“ maybe you should consider home school. ”
“ this school’s lunch meat is so nasty. ”
“ stop texting me in class. ”
“ you never take anything serious, specially school. ”
“ have you ever passed a grade? ”
“ i made the honor roll! ”
“ i could really use the extra credit. ”
“ you’re a teacher’s pet. ”
“ did you go to try outs yet? ”
“ i need it for science. ”
“ are you going to the prep ralley? ”
“ gonna watch me play tonight at our first game? ”
“ i thought we were friends. ”
“ are you going to help me or not? ”
“ do you wanna do this project with me? ”
“ do you have a extra pencil? ”
“ do you wanna be my partner for this project? ”
“ looks like we’re partner’s for this assignment. ”
“ you spelled your own name wrong. ”
“ is that a good star? how’d you get one and i didn’t? ”
“ i really have to finish this essay, please. ”
“ you want me to ride the bus home with you after school? ”
“ my mom picks me up, do you need a ride? ”
“ do you need a ride home after school today? ”
“ are you going to walk home with me today? ”
“ i can’t believe we met each other in detention. ”
“ you were totally making out with someone in the halls. ”
“ these halls are way too crowded. ”
“ why are you always so late? ”
“ you’re late to class, again. ”
Hufflepuff: How’s that new book coming? Ravenclaw: Disappointing. Hufflepuff: Oh that’s too bad. You were really excited about it. Ravenclaw: Yeah. The premise is really good but in the first ten pages I already spotted three pretty obvious spelling errors/wrong word uses. It’s like did this book even have an editor?
There will be no angst in this post because it it Prompto’s birthday and he deserves every happiness today and all days but especially today
Gonna talk about some Status Effect ideas today:
So Prompto gets turned into a frog, and the curse doesn’t wear off even after the daemon who’d inflicted it has been slain… and the party has run out of remedies and they’re too dirt poor to buy new supplies
Cue Sora, Friend of Actual Fairy Tale Princesses, suggesting that Noctis try to give him a kiss.
Sora: “IT WORKED FOR MY FRIEND TIANA, OK”
Also Sora: “Stop looking at me like that!!! I’m telling you, it worked!!”
Also Sora: “…Eventually.”
They’re getting close to the hour mark since Prompto was cursed and the boys are getting a little Impatient. Prom’s obviously not too happy either.
FREE THE BOY
Noctis: “I’m not kissing a frog, Sora.”
Sora: “That’s your best friend, Noctis. He might be a frog FOREVER because you are a COWARD”
Noctis: “I’m not doing it in front of Gladio”
Five minutes later:
Sora: “Hey, Gladio, can you get something for me? It’s over there. Far away. Yeah, bring Specs with ya. Go for it. Byeeeee.”
Sora: “OKAY HE’S GONE DO IT”
Noctis does it
It doesn’t work
Sora: “Well now I’m just disillusioned. There’s no magic in this world.”
GLADIO AND IGNIS SAW EVERYTHING AND VIDEO EVIDENCE OF NOCTIS KISSING A FROG NOW EXISTS
The spell wears off at random while the party is in the middle of taking on a hunt so they can actually afford to buy a remedy for froggy Prom
So the boys are in a cave somewhere fighting Mindflayers and
Coeurls– a lot of them
Sora is getting pretty overwhelmed by a bunch of daemons attacking him at once– too busy to notice the Mindflayer about to cast a spell on him from behind
Gladio: “MOVE IT, KID!”
Gladio grabs Sora by the wrist and yanks him up and out of the way– lifts the spiky boy right off his feet
The Mindflayer’s spell hits Gladio instead
Surprise, kids. It’s Petrification!
GLADIO TURNS TO STONE WITH HIS HAND WRAPPED AROUND SORA’S WRIST
Our little dorkupine boy is now dangling by the wrist a foot in the air with a bunch of daemons swarming around while Gladio’s stone statue body holds him up
Cue the other boys having to step up and protect Sora, who can’t really defend himself in his position
Prompto tries to toss Sora a remedy, but a Coeurl gets in the way at the exact wrong moment and it smashes on the floor
Sora: “WHAT DID I DO TO DESERVE THIS I AM A GOOD PERSON”
Prompto takes a photo before the Gold Needle is distributed and Sora is freed with a Very Sore wrist from the grip of a Very Confused Gladio
Tbh sometimes the boys think Sora is confused at times when he’s not
This kid can talk to animals
Like straight up he can.
Like Prompto and Noctis are watching him talk to a chocobo at length about which accessories look best on its saddle and they’re wondering if they need to Intervene
They may slip a remedy in Sora’s smoothie at Wiz’s cafe
After lunch, they follow Sora back to the chocobo and… Nope. It’s not confusion. Sora’s just an Animal Whisperer
Sora: “Chichiri doesn’t like to eat that brand of feed because he says it dulls the color of his feathers”
Noctis: “Did he now”
The boys are on a mission to find a dog tag and they find it… but it’s wedged in a very small crevice between two rocks. There’s no way any of them can reach it
Sora: “I can probably reach it if I turn into a toy”
Gladio: “Sora, what, literally, the fuck”
Ignis: “Perhaps you’d like to lie down for a moment”
CUE SORA SHRINKING DOWN SO HE CAN GET THE DOG TAG
THE BOYS ARE LITERALLY SCREECHING AS HE DOES THIS
I just love the idea of Sora having every single one of his abilities at his disposal and USING THEM
We keep B.A.P at number one on the Mnet chart and that’s really amazing, however this doesn’t garantee the boys will get a win on M countdown, we have a chance, but please don’t get discouraged if B.A.P doesn’t win. The exposure the boys are getting is extremely beneficial, look around, theres new babys everywhere! *O*
So even if they don’t win (and I´m really hoping they do win) keep streaming the MV, keep sharing on SNS, keep spreading the music and the boys that we love!
Tsukki buying a python and naming it Moon Moon (because he’s a fucking snake also he was drunk, thinking about dinosaurs, and snakes are just tails with faces so HE FELT BAD OK)
Kuroo buying a cat that falls over while walking and bites her own tail but will also kill anyone that get nears kenma’s kitten (her name is Little Miss Fucktard don’t argue with me)
Oikawa buying a frog so he can send Iwaizumi and snapchat of him holding it saying “princess and the frog” and iwaizumi sending back “wheres the princess” (his name is Frowny-Chan and is a bullfrog and he bought it because it reminded him of “someone”)
Kenma buying kitten that likes to sleep but only next to him, Little Miss Fucktard, and Kuroo and is really shy around strangers but has the loudest purr you ever did hear (his name is Neko because ftw)
Kyoutani having a “pack” of domesticated wolf-hybrids because they couldn’t live in the wild but no one was qualified to take care of them (their names are Cuddles, Princess, Fluffy, Snuggles, Love-Bug, and Muffin)
Yahaba having a little shih tzu (fuck me I did hella research to find, a regal, pompous little shit that fits him) named Kōgō (who cares whether or not that translation is right I used fucking google that shit probably means apple) that is the alpha of Kyoutani’s pack, you will see her regularly being given their treats, etc.
Bokuto getting a great horned owl and naming her Flappy (plz stop getting these boys drunk), learned the hard way to wear arm guards (adopted her because “she looked so sad, Akaashi”, and he was at the bird sanctuary frequently enough when they ran out of room they knew what to do)
Akaashi adopting a barred owl, named Esther, to keep Flappy company (yeah sure gho eats them, but stilllll)
Noya getting a tarantula, named ROLLING THUNDER (yes caps is necessary) who REALLY likes Asahi’s hair
JILY CHALLENGE | @nottellingu vs @siriuslysnuffles social media au + “lily takes a photo of a pretty boy in lectures and sends it to her friend remus who promptly freaks out bc “omG that’s my roommate?? this is bloody brilliant” marauder meddling ensues”
(a brill prompt w lots of potential that i murdered but yay i finally finished) thanks @jilychallenge
Remus Lupin to Lily Evans: I can’t come to the health lecture. I’m sick.
Lily Evans: whaaaaaaat?!?!?!
Lily Evans: but remus
Lily Evans: they are going to talk bout d bees n d birds
Lily Evans: the BIRDS and the BEES
Lily Evans: STOP LEAVING ME ON READ REMUS JOHN LUPIN!!!!!
Lily Evans: i hate you
James Potter sent a photo to Sirius Black
James Potter: loml just sat down next to me in health
Sirius Black: is dat evans?
James Potter: u kno dis goddess
Sirius Black: way outta ur league mate
James Potter: rude
Lily Evans sent a photo Remus Lupin
Lily Evans: nvm i forgive you
Lily Evans: mr.tdh sat next to me instead
Remus Lupin: mr.tdh?
Lily Evans: mr. tall dark handsome
Remus Lupin: oh
Sirius Black sent a screenshot to 3 musketeers + pete
Sirius Black: prongsie has a crush on lily evans
Peter Pettigrew: lol
James Potter: does pvt chat mean nothing to u
Sirius Black: #yolo
James Potter: yolo cant b ur response to everything
Sirius Black: #yolo
Sirius Black changed the group name to #yolo
James Potter: blocked
Remus Lupin sent a screenshot to Sirius Black
Remus Lupin: Can you believe it?
Sirius Black: otp
Remus Lupin: I should never have told you about that.
Sirius Black: we have 2 do sthing
Remus Lupin: Sirius no.
Sirius Black: 2 l8
Sirius Black created Operation Lames
Sirius Black added Remus Lupin to Operation Lames
Sirius Black added Peter Pettigrew to Operation Lames
Sirius Black added Marlene McKinnon to Operation Lames
Sirius Black added Dorcas Meadowes to Operation Lames
Sirius Black added Alice Fortescue to Operation Lames
Sirius Black sent a screenshot to Operation Lames
Sirius Black: At 10:23 am James Fleamont Potter sent the above message to a handsome Mr. Sirius Orion Black.
Sirius Black forwarded a screenshot to Operation Lames
Sirius Black: At 10:34 am Lily idk-her-middle-name Evans sent the above message to Remus John Lupin.
Sirius Black: By the power vested in me by Cupid I appoint you all junoir matchmakers.
Sirius Black: With me as senior matchmaker, it is our responsibility to bring these two lost souls together.
Sirius Black: Let’s make magic happen, people!
Alice Fortescue: omg this is sooo cute!!!
Peter Pettigrew: grool!
Marlene McKinnon: wat shud we do?
Dorcas Meadowes: lilys mid name is jane.
Remus Lupin: For this you can have perfect grammar?
Sirius Black: fuk u moony its tru luv
Sirius Black (@siriuslyblanc) tweeted: all u losers are invited to a party chez moi. Esp @gunsnlilies and @jpotter_unofficial
Marlene McKinnon to Operation Lames: seriously? that was ur plan?
Sirius Black: I’m always sirius
Dorcas Meadowes removed Sirius Black from Operation Lames
Sirius Black to Peter Pettigrew: pete
Sirius Black: pete
Sirius Black: pete
Sirius Black: peter
Sirius Black: PETER
Sirius Black: PETER PETTIGREW!!!!
Peter Pettigrew: WHag?!?!
Sirius Black: add me back to op lames
Peter Pettigrew: u woke me up from my nap for THAt
Sirius Black: pls
Peter Pettigrew added Sirius Black to Operation Lames
Sirius Black: miss me? ;)
Dorcas Meadowes removed Peter Pettigrew from Operation Lames
Dorcas Meadowes removed Sirius Black from Operation Lames
Peter Pettigrew to Sirius Black: i hate u
Sirius Black to Remus Lupin: remus
Remus Lupin: No.
James Potter (@jpotter_unofficial) tweeted: @siriuslyblanc i live with you??? y do i get a special invite???
Sirius Black (@siriuslyblanc) tweeted: because i love u
Lily Evans (@gunsnlilies) tweeted: @siriuslyblanc does that mean you love me too?
Sirius Black (@siriuslyblanc) tweeted: @gunsnlilies nah i think ur a swot so u got a speical invite
James Potter to Sirius Black: did u really invite lily evans?
Sirius Black: yea
James Potter: idk if i shud kiss you or kick you
Sirius Black: save d smooches 4 evans
Lily Evans (@gunsnlilies) tweeted: @siriuslyblanc you spelled ‘special’ wrong
Lily Evans to Sirius Black: who is @jp_unofficial?
Sirius Black: jim iams
Lily Evans: ????
Sirius Black: prongs
Lily Evans: ??????
Sirius Black: james
Lily Evans: ????????
Sirius Black: james potter
Lily Evans: ?????????????
Sirius Black sent a photo to Lily Evans
Lily Evans to Remus Lupin: et tu
Remus Lupin: What did I do?
Lily Evans: idk but
Lily Evans: sirius sent me and james potter a special invite
Lily Evans: who is the same guy i texted you a photo of this morning
Lily Evans: according to insta you are all part of some clique
Lily Evans: you are getting coal for christmas
Remus Lupin: As long as I get chocolate for Easter
Lily Evans: im not that cruel
Lily Evans to Sirius Black: my mum said j cant come
Sirius Black: ask her again
Remus Lupin added Sirius Black to Operation Lames
Sirius Black: hi
Remus Lupin added Peter Pettigrew to Operation Lames
Remus Lupin: Lily’s on to us.
Alice Fortescue: i got this
Sirius Black (@siriuslyblanc) tweeted: @gunsnlilies #yolo
Alice Fortescue to Sugar and Spice: yall going to blacks party?
Marlene McKinnon: yep
Dorcas Meadowes: yes
Alice Fortescue: lils?
Lily Evans: no
Lily Evans: gonna do slughorns paper
Marlene McKinnon: nerd
Alice Fortescue: please lil
Alice Fortescue: frank said hell be there
Lily Evans: marls and dork are going
Alice Fortescue: but theyll be 2 busy kissing
Dorcas Meadowes: tru
Marlene McKinnon: ily
Dorcas Meadowes: ily more
Alice Fortescue: please lils!!!!
Marlene McKinnon to Make Alice Longbottom a reality 2k17 : do it for the longbottoms lil
Dorcas Meadowes to Marlene McKinnon: who needs tindr when they got us
Marlene McKinnon: loooooool
Lily Evans to Sugar and Spice: fine
Alice Fortescue: YAY!!!!!!
Lily Evans to Sirius Black: she said ok
Sirius Black to Operation Lames: nice work alice
Alice Fortescue: B)
Alice Fortescue: girl power
Marlene McKinnon to Sugar and Spice: alice wear ur jeans miniskirt and pink jumper with ur hair down, nude lipstick, blush. fuzzy boots
Alice Fortescue: k
Marlene McKinnon: lily wear ur black jeans, green silky top and black slinky heels. Messy pony, chapstick, eyeliner and mascara
Lily Evans: dont tell me what to do
Marlene McKinnon: too bad
Marlene McKinnon: do it or die
Dorcas Meadowes: whoa there
Lily Evans: im going as alices wingwoman
Lily Evans: got no one to impress
Marlene McKinnon: lily lily lily
Marlene McKinnon: no wonder u r single
Lily Evans: hey!
Dorcas Meadowes: the birds got a point
Lily Evans: what about dorky
Marlene McKinnon: im on my way 2 her flat
Dorcas Meadowes: !!!!!!!!!
Lily Evans: :P
Remus Lupin to Operation Lames: This is Sirius on Moony’s phone
Remus Lupin: CODE RED!!!! CODE RED!!!!
Marlene McKinnon: what
Remus Lupin sent a photo to Operation Lames
Remus Lupin: LAMES SNOGGING IN THE KITCHEN
Remus Lupin: Also Moony’s phone has proper autocorrect that corrects spelling and adds punctuation and shit.
You couldn’t believe your eyes as you looked over at Dean, you were so angry that you thought steam must have been coming out of your ears and your face must have been bright red. Sam tried to calm you down in the bar, but all you could think about was that stupid bitch with her hands all over Dean. It’s not like he tried to stop her, you didn’t even want to watch more after it looked like she was about to lean in and kiss him.