favorite three!

anonymous asked:

What are some of your favourite quotes in Old Norse and/or Icelandic?

Sæll (eða sæl), vinur,
(Hello, friend,)

Great question! Here are my three particular favorites:

First, the quote that I try my best to live my life by:

Hávamál, stanza 26, line 1 
(from GKS 2365 4to 3v, line 20):

“Ósnotr maðr þykkist allt vita.”
An unwise man thinks he knows all.

I find this quote of advice to be very important, especially for those actively seeking knowledge on a daily basis. Yet, it is important for everyone to understand, because the world is far too complex for a single person to know everything.

Next up is one of the most powerful statements I have read so far in a saga, partly because I feel that the author’s own words are reaching out to the reader through Njáll Þorgeirsson in this moment:

Brennu-Njáls saga, Njáll Þorgeirsson, chapter 70
(from Möðruvallabók, AM 132 fol. 25v, lines 29-30b):

“…með lögum skal land vart byggja en ólögum eyða.”
…with law our land shall rise, but it will be destroyed with lawlessness.

Lastly, there is the very emotional quote from Guðrún Ósvifsdóttir, which I recently posted about:

Laxdæla saga, Guðrún Ósvifsðóttir, chapter 78
(from Möðruvallabók, AM 132 fol. 194v, lines 32-33b):

“Þeim var ek verst er ek unna mest.”
I was the worst to the one whom I loved the most.

Not only do I find it to be deeply emotional and realistic, but I find it to be a glimpse into the genius and richness of the literary tradition seen in Iceland during this time.

I have a few others, but those are my absolute favorites at the moment. This one also comes pretty close, though, but context does help with its impact:

Brennu-Njáls saga, Höskuldur Hvítanesgoði, chapter 111:
(from Möðruvallabók, AM 132 fol. 39v, line 2a):

“Guð hjálpi mér en fyrirgefi yðr.”
May God help me and forgive you.

Anyway, thanks for asking! I quite enjoyed thinking about what my favorite quotes were so far, and I do hope others enjoy some of them as well!

Með vinsemd og virðingu,
(With friendliness and respect,)

Grimoire Challenge - Week 3


Monday: Altars

  • Does your practice incorporate the use of altars?
  • Are altars imperative to have for casting?
  • What are pros and cons of altars?
  • Do you prefer casting at your altar or is your place of magick not set or permanent?
  • What entity (if any) is your altar dedicated to?
  • What objects do you keep permanently on your altar? What purpose or personal meaning does it have?
  • Do you change your altar to correspond with the sabbats? 
  • Draw and label a diagram of your altar. Include an explanation of their meaning to you.

Tuesday: Sigils

  • Are sigils something you use through out your practice?
  • Choose your three favorite sigils. Include their meanings as well as any personal interpretations. Why are they your favorites? What is the most common place that you add sigils too? 
  • Research and write down the steps to take in order to create a sigil. Use these steps to create your own sigil.

Wednesday: Local Fauna

  • Create a list of your local animals.
  • For each profile be sure to include the following: Any lore, superstitions, their meanings to you, their magickal and spiritual meanings, and ways they can be incorporated into your craft.

Thursday: Seven Planes of Existence

  • What are the planes of existence?
  • How can they be incorporated into your craft?
  • Do they seem believable to you?
  • Draw and label the seven planes of existence. 

Friday: Lightning

  • Is lightning a form of energy you incorporate into your craft?
  • How could you incorporate lightning into your practice?
  • Create correspondences for lightning. 
  • Plan and write a spell that incorporates lightning. 

Saturday: Quote Interpretation

  • Choose a quote that speaks to you on a spiritual level and expresses your path. 
  • Do a deep meditation with the quote in mind.
  • Write down all the thoughts and visions you have about the quote. Go into as much detail as possible.

Sunday: Amethyst

  • Sketch a picture of Amethyst.
  • Create it’s correspondence that includes its magickal and healing properties.
  • Is amethyst a crystal you use lots in your practice?
  • Include any amethyst lore or superstitions.
  • What effects does amethyst have on your emotions? 

Moonlight Grimoire Challenge 

anonymous asked:

Top three favorite anime movies? Top three favorite anime series?

I don’t really watch a whole lot of anime movies to be honest but I can try and answer!

My favorite anime movie is Revolutionary Girl Utena: Adolescence of Utena. Everything about it is so breathtaking to me. I also really like Wolf Children and Spirited Away!

for favorite series, my top 3 are Aria: The Animation, Revolutionary Girl Utena and Space Brothers!


As I mentioned but a few short days ago, Passion Pit has been introducing some mighty fine new tunage lately in a rather surreptitious manner through Wishart Group, Michael Angelakos’ new company that provides legal, educational, and healthcare services to fellow artists and musicians. The latest such treat to grace Wishart Group’s Youtube channel is I’m Perfect, a vibrant clattering, bright soaring synthpop bounder that brings me back to 2012 album Gossamer. It’s also my favorite out of the three new tunes we’ve heard this past week (check out the prior two, here, if you missed them). I’m infinitely curious what these surprising treats are leading up to. 

anonymous asked:

twenty one pilots

am i a fan?: i guess

first song i heard by them?: house of gold

favorite song?: kitchen sink, taxi cab, & hoty are my top 3

favorite album?: vessel and rab are p much tied rn

favorite music video?: probably still lane boy

have any merch?: i have vessel and blurryface vinyls & a necklace & patch from my friends & i think that’s it?

seen them live?: yep in july and And I’m Seeing Them Again In Three Days

favorite member?: jordan

horohoros  asked:

for the meme, if you want, all of them! : )

you’re such a DORK ilu

Lavender: Name something that relaxes you.
Warm bed and a hug.

Polaroid: Post a picture that makes you feel good about yourself.
Enjoy this because I’m deleting this picture and replacing it with Ted Chaough’s face in a few hours. Ladies and gentlemen, and distinguished guests, I present to you Ted Chaough’s face:

This pic will never not make me smile.

Vinyl: What is some of your favorite music?
The Universal by blur and Sound and Color by Alabama Shakes are, I think, my two favourite songs of all time. Mostly I listen to soundtracks from movies and shows I’ve seen though, because I can think about those scenes again and feel the things I felt.

Incense: List your three favorite scents.
woodfire, vanilla, honey

Roots: How do you ground yourself or recharge?
I hold off on answering all my messages and read a book, watch a show or do something to zone out for a few hours. Oh, and movies.

Silk Sheets: Any ways you treat or spoil yourself?
Now that I have a steady income, I will buy little things for myself. Not like, expensive things, but like, that pack of cute cherry blossom sticky notes? Totally. BB8 sippy cup? Mine. 

Paintbrushes: Do you have a creative past-time?
Writing and sketching. Though lately, I’ve done little of either.
Scars: Share something difficult you’ve been through.
No. :)

Rainstorms: What helps you fall asleep?
Music. Also, something to hug.

Bones: Name one strength and one weakness.
empathy. guilt.

Teacups: Favorite beverages?
Water. Tea. Apple cider in the fall, hot chocolate in the winter.

Sealing Wax: Have you ever received a letter or written one to someone else?
Yes. I want to have more pen pals. 

Dragons: What makes you feel powerful, what breathes life into you?
I don’t know.

Soup: Comfort food?

The Moon: What’s your favorite thing to do at night?
netflix and chill ;) I’m completely serious. I just binge watch netflix and lay there like the potato i am. And on the rare occasion, an engaging conversation.

Klosh: If you could go back to any three era’s what would they be?
1960s and I only say this because I just finished watching Mad Men  and In The Mood For Love. The 1800s sound interesting too, but otherwise, I’m pretty happy with my rights and my internet connection.

Lace: Your favorite things to wear?
I really only wear jeans and sweaters. I’m becoming partial to dresses.

Pocketwatch: If you could be immortal or have an extremely long life span what would you pick and why?
My first thought was to be immortal, but then I thought maybe I would prefer an extremely long life - and I mean extremely long - just so that I would know there’s an end and it doesn’t last forever. Or, I don’t know, maybe immortality after all. That’d honestly be pretty cool.

Honeybee: Name something positive you have done for yourself or someone else in the last two weeks.
For myself: I quit the job I hate. For someone else: a friend’s friend was in the hospital. My friend wouldn’t leave the waiting room even though she hadn’t eaten that day so I brought her lunch. 

Typewriter: If you had to come up with ten words to describe your life story so far, what would they be?
Passive. Forget. Possibilities. Connect. Quiet. Stories. Observe. Family. Try. Privileged.  

Blue Hair Dye: One thing you like about your appearance?
Uh, my hair?

Felines: Something that makes you feel better after a hard day?
Complaining. Ha. I just need to get it all out and then I’m good. 

Poetry: If you have one, name a favorite book or poem.
“This Living Hand, Now Warm And Capable” and “When I Have Fears That I May Cease To Be ” by John Keats
“Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” by Robert Frost

My favourite book is always whatever book I am currently reading. Right now: Prince Lestat and The Realms of Atlantis by Anne Rice and Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams.


A thread about millennials and stories (sorry for all the typos I was fueled by too much emotion to type well)

i would just,,, like to take a moment to appreciate lance in the simulator scene 

alright thank u for ur time

some altean lance/galra keith headcanons!!

  • Lance and Allura are siblings
  • they bicker a l o t
  • like a lot a lot
  • Lance was the ~original~ blue paladin so he trains the paladins more than Allura does
  • Lance immediately hits on Keith after falling out of the cryopod. Allura judo-flips him.
  • Lance has some Issues™
  • When they discover Keith has a galran form, Lance is the first one to scratch behind his ears
  • Keith is basically a giant cat and he leans into it, pressing his face into Lance’s hand
  • Lance discovers Keith can purr
  • This discovery results in many cuddles with his head tucked onto Keith’s chest because purring is the best
  • Keith does the foot twitching thing whenever Lance scratches behind his ear
  • Lance loves his floofy kitty bf with all his heart!!
  • Keith levels up every time Lance pets his hair. Soon he’ll be unstoppable.
  • Lance is indignant when people call Allura princess but just call him Lance??? Why do they not respect him more!!