discovery magic

tbh I’d be down for the discovery of magic in The 100 if that meant that an old grounder with a long white beard actually brought wells back to life in S1 and has been training wells as his apprentice for all this time and at the end of this season he comes back and reveals a magical spell to stop the radiation so everyone can live happily ever after meaning that blarke won’t be separated and they can finally admit their feelings without sharting themselves

Of Love and Fairy Princes

Anonymous said:

YO! Just discovered this gem of a blog!!!! (And I am in love holy moly) 🌚👌Could you write some fluffy prompts between a trickster fairy and his human boyfriend? Thank you and have a wonderful day!

Anonymous said:
So I’m always seeing these prompts on other blogs about chick fairies but never dude fairies? Could I get a couple of prompts about them? It can be love, fluff, discovery, danger, magic, anything is fine for me! Thank you very much for your time!! 😘


1) The trickster loved to perform tricks for their boyfriend - the simplest of magics filled the human with such rewarding and wonderful delight. They had an appreciation for illusion that had long since been passed out of his own kind, in preference for more impressive or wise feats. Changing hair colours for different moods, conjuring flowers and trinkets, making a firework display in the palm of his hand. His boyfriend drank each offering up with glee.
“Now,” his boyfriend said. “I have a trick for you.”
The trickster raised their brows, amused. They knew their boyfriend had been practicing a less magical sleight of hand recently. “Are you going to find a coin behind my ear?” he teased.
“No, but there is this ring.” And then they dropped to one knee.


2) He had always assumed that his boyfriend was not a particularly powerful fairy. He acted like a goof ball most of the time, didn’t generally take anything with much seriousness and certainly didn’t have the air of some of the more dangerous fey who ensnared human heart’s so willingly. Then they visited the fairy realm together for the first time.
“…he’s one of the most powerful fey princes on the planet,” one of the servant’s said, bewildered. “Why do you think your engagement is of such importance?”


3) One minute, their boyfriend was human. Grinning, laughing impish at the one who sneered at them. The next second he was standing next to a fully grown dragon all teeth and snarling. His knees went weak.
Shapeshifter. Right. Holy shit.


4) They lay together in the summer sunshine, light dappling through the forest with a tranquil joy. Elsewhere, birds chirped and bees buzzed. Earlier, an actual fucking fawn had come and nuzzled at their lover like he was a deer whisperer. It was like dating a Disney princess. He couldn’t get over it.
“Do mice make your clothes?” he teased, pressing kisses to his cheek, under his neck, collar bone.
“I could turn you into an ass, you know. Shakespeare got that off me.”
“You’re not going to turn me into an ass.”
“A toad.”
“Only if you kiss me better after.”
The trickster huffed.


5) He felt dizzy, head spinning from the wine. The circus was wilder than any he’d ever seen as the night went on. He wasn’t sure where his clothes had gone but he didn’t much care. The drowsiness lulled everything all else even as the delight in his companion’s eyes turned to fear, and the dance became less pleasure and more manic.
“What’s happening to me?”
“How human’s forget,” murmured the boy he’d been chatting with, flirting with. The smile that had first seemed so charming had a wicked edge now. “The circus is my modern day fairy ring, my dear. And you’re going to make a truly exquisite addition to my court.”

“I see you, even when you hide from the rest of the world. I hear you, even when you’re silent.”
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Gallowglass is my favorite character in this series…..did you know that it’s going to be a TV series???

so this guide is going to be a very very basic overview of what it’s like to WORK AT DISNEY WORLD (pt. 1)! i have a somewhat in depth knowledge of the process and what it’s actually like to be working there because i worked there doing the college program for 5 months. this will be a v v basic overview though and maybe if i feel like it, i’ll do a college program version as well, but here it is!! please like or reblog if you found this helpful!!

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The Orange Thing

Relationship: Dean x Reader
Rating: Mature-ish. 
Warnings: attempted crack [emphasis on attempted!]
A/N: This is for @trexrambling and @wheresthekillswitch #crackitbaby challenge! Special thank you to Jess for answering all of my questions and being an overall delight! 

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You’ve been living in the bunker long enough to have made a plethora of discoveries (actual magical beans, shrink ray (defective), home videos (exactly what it sounds like)). Not one captured your attention, your fascination, quite as much as the Orange Phenomenon.

If you’re honest with yourself, you might have gone a tad bit overboard. A smidge, really. But you couldn’t help your mind from straying from whatever task you had at hand, at any given time, to fantasize about the orange thing.

When you first come across it, it’s mostly an accident. Or at the very least a coincidence. Or maybe the Gods orchestrated the whole thing as a gift for all you’ve done for humanity. You don’t know. You don’t care. You’re too busy thinking about it.

It happens as you’re sitting at the table adjacent to the kitchen. You’ve got a sour expression on your face when Dean walks in with an empty mug.

“Have I told you recently how beautiful you are?” Dean snickers and your frown deepens. “What’s going on?”

You nod to the plated orange in front of you. “I started to peel it and I already have the stench sticking to my skin like it’s not planning on going anywhere this decade.”

“It’s twenty seventeen. Decade’s almost over at least.” Dean chuckles, because he thinks he’s funny- which he definitely is not-, and places his mug in the sink. “You hate it that bad?”

“Yes. Won’t go away no matter how many times I wash my hands. It distracts me during hunts!”

“Oh well, if it’s a safety hazard,” He intones dramatically with an easy smile on his face as he settles in front of you and drags the plate across the table top towards himself.

He foregoes the knife you’d started to use and digs into the slit you’d already made, tearing the skin of the fruit right off.

You watch his capable hands work the orange, flexing minutely as they remove the peel. You watch his ridiculously long fingers pluck the white string off and find your mouth watering. He pushes his thumbs between two wedges and splits the fruit open.

Immediately, juice oozes, coating his fingers. A drop runs down his palm and past his wrist. He catches it with his tongue somewhere on his forearm, licking all the way back up to erase the rivulet made by the errant dribble.

You swallow thickly, your eyes trained on the way Dean distractedly licks his lips to taste the traces of nectar and, in the foreground, on the way a large hand cups one half of the orange to free up his nimble fingers so they can remove the core stuck at the center of the other half. Then he’s separating a segment and extending his, still sticky with juice, hand to you in offering.

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“Atheistic Science to Witchcraft’s, Magick”

Atheism is the lack of belief in hailing unproven supernatural entities and the disregard of higher beings created by organized religious groups. With a better understanding shown through examination, studies, and tests we all call, Science! Whether it be physical, psychological, or sociological. The biggest summarization for atheism is: FACTS! Without fact, it is only questionable and unsupported!

Atheists do not assume every question in life has been answered, but can be, through growing progression of science, which has in fact, advanced society in every possible way for the better and has helped unify civilization for the past couple hundred years.

If one presently walked on the oceans and changed my Dasani into wine, that’s proof. Someone saying it happened thousands of years ago with nothing to support or back it up, doesn’t make it fact. Fact is important to realistic ideals of Atheists.

Witchcraft broadly means the practice of, and belief, in the skills of magick. Not to be confused with the Illusionary art and enjoyable entertainment, provided by Chris Angel and other magicians. These practises have existed since the beginning of humanity’s advantages taken for uses of medicine, for centuries. This is the use of rituals, symbolism, gestures, and language believed to manipulate universal or natural forces. Most consider this to be used for a sense of personal and spiritual growth. Witchcraft is a complex and general concept that varies culturally and societally. A major function of this practice is the acknowledgment and general understanding of nature, and compounds of it that are used.

Both, atheism and Witchcraft, have something in common: Science.

While many forms of Witchcraft have been practiced in the name of many spirits among cultures, I will not be going over this. Through the empathy of people who rely strictly on facts, I will be breaking down general aspects scientifically.

Herbology: Medicinal practices are very commonly known in the practices of Witchcraft. Herbs can be studied and are implemented for healing sickneses, symptoms, and injuries. This practice was normal in societies and most witches were also considered healers, commonly called, Wise Ones. These practices have evolved immensely over centuries, that it has developed into our medical advancements we have today.

Now for the fun stuff, Ritualistic Items: Science explains everything has a vibration and frequency because everything is made up of atoms. Atoms are electrons that orbit the nucleus of protons and neutrons, with mostly space in between. Even the most solid and dense objects are vibrating at different frequencies, because those super tiny atoms are moving very fast and close together constantly. By everything, that’s including everything living as well.

With this knowledge, items like crystals, an important aspect and influence of Witchcraft and pagan practices, have individual geometric formation because of their structure of atoms. Like everything else in the world, they also emit certain frequencies. These crystals hold their own indivual properties that most witches will constantly push you to use for rituals and “spells”.

Practitioners keep certain crystals with or on them because their frequencies can effect them constantly. The same goes with certain metals, burning incense, and other objects that have been considered “protection”. Some witches identify bad ‘spirits’ as general negativity. These protective items have higher frequencies that influence positivity on the body and mind . The higher the frequency, the more positive effects it has on the human body. This can be considered cleansing of negative mojo and spirits. Vice versa for hexes and curses, which consist of putting items with low frequencies on or around the intended.

Spells: We use energy to bring about change. Most spells over courses of time always enforce concentration and visualization in its practice. The amount of concentration is influential among yourself and everything around you, and goes back to our brain waves.

Science has shown we have five different kinds of brain waves:

Gamma: These waves are associated with cognitive functions, memory, and learning. Mentally challenged indivuals are shown to have lower gamma activity.

Beta: These brain waves are emitted while actively solving problems. Such as solving mathematic and scientific equations, or constructive thinking, and physical tasks.

Alpha: These brain waves are emitted when we are relaxed and calm. Alcohol and Marijuana influence Alpha wave activity.

Delta: These brainwaves are active when we are in deep sleep and dreaming. They help regulate bodily functions while sleeping for restoration as well.

Theta: These emit through relaxation and deep visualizations and intentions and are highly influential with interaction. Motivational speaking with emotional focus and intent can inspire others because these waves that are emitted effect others’.

Deep visualization and intentions are so important to casting a spell, because if you are not doing these, you’re not emitting the proper influential Theta waves that are detrimental to performing these, “spells”.

Ritualistic casting with incantations and tools support an individual to being more focused and inspired, to increase the chances of the emission of Theta waves. Scientific study also leans towards the idea that paranormal and spiritual activity is measured by electromagnetic frequencies. Who’s to say previous necromancer haven’t reached the dead by the change of energy around them?

Book of Shadows: The scientific method is used to find proof and explain the undiscovered. Through series of hypothesis, tests, and analysis are we able to come closer to any conclusion or explaination.

Most witches have a grimoire, or Book of Shadows, that is used for personal use in practices to record notes, spells, songs, or other practicing knowledge.

Witches will set a goal to effect themselves or others and find materials and knowledge that fit the circumstance(ask a question, do background research). They use these books to document desires from their practice(Hypothesize), preform rituals and spells(test), and write their results and add any changes necessary for succession(conclusion).

From my discovery, Science has everything to do with practice of casting in Witchcraft. Over time, practices that led to discovery were often considered magic, before implemented in society.

Ex. Herbology, medince, alchemy, chemistry, etc.

Even new age philosophies acknowledge the effects of intention and magick through example and personal enlightenment. Luciferianism and Satanism are Atheistic philosophies, but some followers practice the influences of the mind and sending curses and hexes, through bad intention to those deserved. Some present day Pagan and Witchcraft practitioners don’t designate themselves to any specific deities, but the example of nature. Goddesses were nurturing, fertile, and offered life, much like nature or women, historically revered, themselves.

When it comes to idolizing specific and well known spirits (gods and goddesses), it has yet to be proven among society as a whole. Who is to say these aren’t also examples of humanity in nature used in practice? Or simply something we have yet to discover personally?

If curiosity seems compelling, grab a crystal, light a candle, and send a spell or hex one’s way.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please feel free to send them to me. This is a page of open mindedness and curiosity among the explained and unexplained. That sense of respect is included to its’ followers as well.

Stay wicked.

- Bohemian Witchery

anonymous asked:

Hey I just wanna let you know I'm super into your Solas discussion posts. Especially the ones regarding mortality, becaus... What else is there but mortality? It is a beautiful thing. Thanks for adding to the discussion

Cheer!

Now if they only divulged more about what Qunari are up to so I could have more to discuss than an unfortunate-looking bald man (however fun that can be!)

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Part Four: The Core Questions

In Part Three, I mentioned three questions that are essential to an idea’s success. They center on three aspects of story: character, theme, and world. These are topics that make up the core of your story and writing without having an inkling about their answers can be a detriment to your confidence as you set out toward completing the story. Ideas are just the beginning of work; that work can be simple or a struggle. Now, I’m not saying that you won’t struggle if you can answer these questions, or that plunging in blindly never works. I’m certainly not saying you have to have full, complete, written-in-stone answers to these questions, but I do believe that having a very raw, basic plan or goal is going to stand you in good stead as you begin putting words on the page. Let’s talk about these core questions, though, and how they help form the basis of your story:

Whose story is it? This is perhaps the most essential question you’ll ever ask about any story you’re writing, whether it’s a vignette, short story, novella, or full-fledged novel. You must know whom the story belongs to. It sounds so simple–after all, isn’t it just the main character?–but it can become increasingly more difficult when you are faced with an idea that may not contain a character at all, or focuses on a side character. Finding out the answer to this question can take longer than feels natural because it seems like such a simple question.

You can help facilitate the answers by looking at your idea and really probing it, rearranging it, and smashing parts of the idea together to see what changes. Who is this character you first imagined and are they really as forefront as it first appears? What if you put them in a supporting role or as a side character that’s met in one scene? How does that change the story, or does it? Is your story really about the priest dealing with refugees or is it about one of the refugees and the priest is just a scene in the story?

If you were asked by a genuinely interested friend to describe the story, what would you say? As succinctly as possible, consider that answer and try to state the main conflict of the story–is it really the army’s flight from the city or is it the moment someone channels magic for the first time in 175 years? Think about any characters you’ve imagined attached to this idea and try to see which one owns the story. It should be that character who tells this, not another character who happens to also be participating–that would be an entirely different story.

Imagine how The Great Gatsby would have been had Jay Gatsby himself been the one telling it rather than Nick Carraway. Yes, the story follows Gatsby, but it’s not about him–it’s about Nick and the realizations he comes to as he finds himself accidentally on the fringes of this group. Take a very objective view of your idea and drill yourself: To whom does the story belong? Whose is it? Who owns it? Who should be front and center because it is theirs?

What’s the story really about? A lot of folks advocate for answering this question after the story is written and you can evaluate what emerged in the period of more-or-less free-writing it developed from. I don’t dispute that, but I think it’s a separate function than the first time you do it. Ask this of your story twice–once at the beginning to give yourself a goal to work toward and again at the end to see what exactly you came up with and whether that still reflects what you set out to do.

This question gets right to the heart of your plot rather than your characters by evaluating themes and messages you want to portray.  Are you really telling the story of the rebellion itself, or are you telling the story of the discovery of magic? Are you really talking about war or are you talking about survival? Are you talking about compulsive lying or are you talking about self-acceptance?

Knowing the type of story you want to tell in terms of theme–even if they change during the writing–gives you the opportunity to organically grow those themes without having to shoehorn them in later. You can develop ideas about where the plot goes and what kinds of scenes would move that story forward while you’re writing instead of afterward when you finish with something that’s not as cohesive as you wanted. Without a goal like this to aim for, you absolutely feel like you have more freedom to explore anything you want, but you can also get caught up in a tangent that may not lead you ultimately to a satisfying ending.

That’s not to say that it can’t, or that you’ll end up with a fool-proof and completely connected story if you head in with one, but it can be a great help when you don’t know what happens next or where to go. You can look back on it and reorient yourself to the type of product you want to achieve in the end and get yourself–and the story–back on track.

How much technology will the world have? This is such a simple question, and really just the equivalent of sticking a toe into an ocean of world-building possibilities. There are a thousand places to enter into the maze of developing your world, but if we’re just talking about the basics–what you need to get started on a story and developing the rest as you write–then I believe this question to be exactly the one that’s needed.

By understanding what kind of technology people are dealing with, you can gain an idea of what kinds of weapons they might have access to, what kinds of living conditions they might have, what kinds of travel they have access to, the types of medicines available, and even might hint to the history of the world. If there’s old tech abandoned in some fields and no one really remembers what it’s for anymore, there’s a lot you can develop out of that one tidbit alone.

You don’t have to have your whole world and a thousand cultures and a couple hundred religions and where agriculture first started and who domesticated what animals first in order to write in a world. Knowing the types of technology that are available, on the other hand, at least gives you a place to start imagining what living in this place could be like. From there, you can develop it as deeply or as superficially as you like, but knowing if they’re riding in a car or a buggy, carrying a sword or a gun, lighting four candles in the evenings to see the letters they’re writing or flipping a switch to turn on the overhead light are details that will help you write a more cohesive story.

Don’t forget–knowing your world even the tiniest bit will help you develop solutions for plot points because you’ll know what your characters would have at their disposal.

Next up: When to start!

desertislanddream  asked:

I just finished a fantastic book (A Handful of Spells by Kimberly A Shaw) about a young Hard-of-Hearing girl who finds out she has magical powers. However, doing magic in the traditional wand-waving way does not work well for her. It's an amazing novel of self discovery, magic, and friendship. If you love Harry Potter, I recommend it. There are not enough books with d/Deaf and HOH characters. Also, the author herself is HOH. This novel has a great and diverse cast of characters.

Did you know, you just made my entire day today? Yeah you just did! Aah I am immediately going to check this out! AND It’s by a HOH person representing Deaf/HOH, YES!!

Magic Realism: Let’s Talk Genre

I have been reluctant to call magic realism a genre. I would call it a literary style. I often compare magic realism to the gothic, but gothic too is a style, even if it also happens to be a genre. 

Lately though, magic realism has come across my Goodreads dashboard one too many times to ignore. A few times I’ve even picked up books under the magic realism category, only to realize, these are often not at all examples of magic realism. Often they are urban fantasy or even gothic. This becomes even more problematic when writers come to me saying that they write magic realism (and I get all excited and want to talk about it) until I find out that what they thought was magic realism is not magic realism.  So today, I’m going to try to explain it. 

Magic realism is a literary style that originated in Latin American Literature. It was popularized by the writer Gabriel García Márquez. A great contemporary example of this style in use is in pieces of Junot Díaz’s The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.  The key characteristic of magic realism is that magic is normalized. It exists in everyone’s normal day to day life, whether it be in the form of curses or talking animals and so on. It isn’t suddenly discovered. Magic is not the conflict, though it can create situations for conflict (eg: “A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings” by Gabriel García Márquez). It exists and is real and most importantly, magic in itself is not feared - this is the biggest thing I emphasize. 

In a gothic, magic is scary. Magic or the belief in magic is often the conflict. It can be questionable whether the magic is real or not, but it causes fear regardless (eg: “The Thorn” a gothic poem by William Wordsworth). Curses are also common in gothics and animals too often play significant roles, but the difference is that these things will likely be the central conflict for these characters. Magic is still pretty believed by characters in these stories, but it is not normalized. In fact, magic is abnormal and that is why it is so frightening. Gothic is a genre that was popularized in the 19th century. Often gothic influence creep into today’s literature and that is more of a style than it is fitting with that historic genre. Stylistically, gothics and magic realism tend to fit more within the literary genre than they do horror or fantasy. 

Urban fantasy is a genre that is more recently popular. It commonly includes hidden worlds or the discovery of magic whether it be positive or negative. The point is that in urban fantasy, magic is not part of the every day. Curses and talking animals are also present in this genre. Magic has to be discovered. Characters need to convince someone to believe in it. Magic can be fun and uplifting, but still, it is not part of the norm, or at least normal for the entire world as we know it. Urban fantasy books can be very lyrical and fresh and are most often what I see people mistake for instances of magic realism. Urban fantasy is one of my favorite genres and unfortunately, it’s one that a lot of new writers are very hesitant to identity with. Examples here include The Mortal Instruments Series, Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, - most books that include werewolves, vampires, supernatural creatures as characters, and so on. This of these three is the only one really inside of the fantasy genre. 

Due to lots of questions and criticism, I should note, magic realism is not the same as the fantasy genre. They exist separately. I cannot say the I have read a fantasy story I would say includes magic realism, because nearly all examples I’ve named and others I am aware of tend to be literary fiction. I will not say that all are because I have not read everything and I believe that it’s a popular style that has a lot of room to grow. In fact, I would love to see it grow and expand. If you want to become more familiar with magic realism, I highly recommend reading some of the examples I’d mentioned. 

we can even touch the stars

Summary: Of fate, names written inside book covers, and the space between fairy tale and reality. A Whisper of the Heart AU.

For the lovely anon who asked me for headcanons for this AU (sorry I went a bit overboard), and for @witchymomo because I love her and hope this helps her spirits lift!

Nico makes the connection for the first time the summer of his senior year, on an afternoon that’s sloppy with the kind of heat that makes breathing a chore.

The name is a simple one. Unassuming. Will Solace, written in the scrawling, fanciful letters of the head librarian. It’s not the kind of name that’s made to be noticed.

Nico notices it anyway.

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