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anonymous asked:

Hi! Thank you for your reply regarding Muse and Mikuboy! I think I sounded dumb for asking the qns and doubting anything. On another note! I know the Goblin Cart saga is very well known throughout the fandom but have you read the one on Cyclops? Sorey is so adorkable. Who made him a destined Shepherd.. (Ok maybe you already knew about this and I am just late to the party ahaha) Thanks for your blog and amazing replies!!

Yes, the Cyclops Saga is another hilarious one, especially since Sorey just wants cool powers like being able to shoot laser beams from his eyes.  Like, some of the best Crowning Moments of Funny in Zestiria are buried in the menus and the item descriptions and the monster book.  There’s so much good stuff in there!  I don’t think I’ve had this much fun reading what is essentially the game’s encyclopedia before, especially with the characters alternately bantering and giving you combat tips in the descriptions!  The Goblin Cart Saga is definitely my favorite though, just Sorey’s reaction to them and Mikleo’s (and everyone else’s, really) response to it is just so hilarious.

And yes, Sorey for most Adorkable Tales protagonist.  Like, seriously, he’s a big ball of sunshine and I love that so much about him.

Thank you for following my blog!  I’m glad you enjoy it and all the replies I write!  =)

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Basil (Ocimum basilicum)

Folk Names: Albahaca, American Dittany, “Our Herb,” St. Joseph’s Wort, Sweet Basil, Witches Herb, Njilika, Balanoi, Feslien

Gender: Masculine

Planet: Mars

Element: Fire

Deities: Vishnu, Erzulie

Powers: Love, Exorcism, Wealth, Flying, Protection

Magical Uses: The scent of fresh basil causes sympathy between two people, and this is why it is used to sooth tempers between lovers. It is added to love incenses and sachets, and the fresh leaves are rubbed agains the skin as a kind of natural love perfume. In Eastern Europe it was once thought that a young man would love any woman from whose hand he accepted a sprig of basil. 

Basil is also used in love divinations. Place two fresh basil leaves upon a live coal. If they lie where you put them and burn quickly to ashes, the marriage (or relationship) will be harmonious. If there is a certain amount of crackling the life of the pair will be disturbed by quarrels. If the leaves fly apart with fierce crackling the projected relationship is undesirable. 

Do you want to know if someone is chaste or promiscuous? Simply lay a sprig of fresh basil on their hand. It will immediately wither if that person is “light of love.”

Basil brings wealth to those who carry it in their pockets, and is used to attract customers to a place of business by placing some in the cash register or on the doorsill. 

Basil is strewn onto floors, because where it is, no evil can live. It is also used in exorcism incenses and in purification baths. Small amounts are sometimes placed in each room of the house to bring protection.

Witches were said to drink about ½ cup of basil juice before flying off into the air.

Basil given as a gift brings good luck to a new home.