the road to the Olympic Games, finding a skating partner was the easy part.
Mills and Robin Locksley had a dream first season skating together but as they
climb the ranks of competitive ice dance and battle with rivals both old and
new, balancing their on-ice partnership with their off-ice relationship will be
the challenge of a lifetime. But Mills and Locksley aren’t afraid of a little
competition. With an Olympic medal on the line, these skaters aren’t leaving
anything up to chance. They have what it takes to be competitive, but do they
have what it takes to be Olympic champions?
Regina got sick the second time they competed in Finland.
She wasn’t prone to getting sick, so waking up on the morning of the free dance with a scratchy throat was unnerving. Regina didn’t like being unnerved. It made her edgy and angry. And when Regina was angry, she dealt with it by channelling all her energy into her skating, which lead to Mills and Locksley earning top marks for their new free dance.
But anger – especially Regina’s anger – was tricky to manage. It filtered over into the medal ceremony, the press conference and the farewell banquet. It hung over her head on the long plane ride home and while her first instinct was to go straight to bed and sleep it off, she arrived home to find her housemates arguing. Had she been in a better mood, she would have tried to defuse the situation. But her throat was so dry it felt like she was swallowing over sandpaper, so she went straight to her room and collapsed on the bed, leaving Robin to handle it.
The girls – Elsa and Tink – were glowering at each other when Robin slipped into the kitchen to put a pot of chicken soup on the stove. “Regina’s sick,” he explained. Though Elsa had been at Finlandia too, they hadn’t seen much of her and she’d come home on an earlier flight. She’d been in a good mood after winning her portion of the competition, so what could have set her off? As good as Robin had become at reading and understanding Regina’s moods and emotions, Elsa was still a bit of a mystery to him. Her tendency when provoked was to flee and his entrance had given her the chance. She ducked out of the kitchen when his back was turned, leaving Tink seething on her stool at the breakfast bar.
“Hopes rise and dreams flicker and die. Love plans for tomorrow and loneliness thinks of yesterday. Life is beautiful and living is pain. The sound of music floats down a dark street.” Hunter S. Thompson
My performance with Kundalini Fire at Palais De Tokyo 12 Ans
Photography by Eric Dany
Palais De Tokyo 2016
Fire performance by Cassia Chloe
On the road to the Olympic Games, finding a skating partner was the easy part.
Regina Mills and Robin Locksley had a dream first season skating together but as they climb the ranks of competitive ice dance and battle with rivals both old and new, balancing their on-ice partnership with their off-ice relationship will be the challenge of a lifetime. But Mills and Locksley aren’t afraid of a little competition. With an Olympic medal on the line, these skaters aren’t leaving anything up to chance. They have what it takes to be competitive, but do they have what it takes to be Olympic champions? Rated M.
“No way. I wouldn’t be seen dead in that.” Regina pushed the pink fabric away with a shudder.
“Oh sweetheart.” Mal picked up the offending material and stashed it away in her bin of fabric remnants. “That one wasn’t for you. Perish the thought. I have something much better in mind for you.”
Thank God, Regina thought to herself. At least I won’t end up looking like a flamingo. But who will? She tried to picture her closest competitors in bright pink but the image refused to stick in her brain.
“I’m thinking of something more in the fuchsia family,” Mal said. “With lots of sequins, of course. A shorter skirt for the short dance. Maybe some well-placed cutouts too.”
“Whatever you think is best,” Regina said, keeping true to her vow not to complain about the short dance. “Just no fringe please, for the love of sanity. Now about the free dance…”
Mal waved her off. “I’m still conceptualizing that one, darling. When it surfaces, you’ll be the first to know. Now let’s get you measured again.”
Planetary Association: Mars Gender: Masculine Element: Fire Deity: Isis
Magickal Uses: Magickal uses of onion include prosperity, stability, endurance, protection, banishing negative influences, ending bad habits, and removing illness. Protection, Exorcism, Healing, Money, Prophetic Dreams and Lust are associated with the oniion. Use this many-layered food to peel away problems in life and to dispel anger. The onion is also a love food and is said to increase male virility. Red onions promote lust when added to dishes. White onions clear away obstacles when peeled to the core. Use purple onions for power and seduction. Yellow onions dispel anger between friends.
The ancient Egyptians worshipped onions as gods and always planted them in their gardens. Whether your gods are in your garden or the veggie bin of your kitchen, they have many magical uses. Cut an onion in half and put it under your sink to absorb any negativity in your home or nastiness sent your way and replace every week or two — you’ll be surprised how much it absorbs and how quickly it shrivels. Prick a whole fresh onion with black headed pins and place on a window sill to protect from the evil eye and magical attack. Or, simply braid together onions from your garden and hang them in your kitchen or over your pantry door to protect your home.
While each clan tends to have a major patron deity, many look to others of the pantheon for support in specific situations and aid with specific problems. Many have small shrines dedicated to each individual god and the many big and small roles that are attributed to them.
God of Earth
Deity of caverns, mountains, time, memory and history.
Patron of families, historians, architects, miners and wanderers.
Goddess of Fire
Deity of blacksmithing, weaponry, commerce and fortune.
Patron of blacksmiths, glass-blowers, jewelers and merchants.
God of Wind
Deity of music, art, poetry, hospitality and the sky.
Patron of artists, travelers, couriers, carpenters and guests.
God of Water
Deity of rivers, lakes, rain, prophecies and sea life.
Patron of oracles, seers, philosophers, divers and pirates.
Goddess of Shadow
Deity of mischief, luck, cunning, dusk, dreams and witchcraft.
Patron of witches, tricksters, shapeshifters and fortune tellers.
God of Ice
Deity of snow, wealth, order, sleep and death.
Patron of collectors, guards, priests, and cemetery keepers.
God of Lightning
Deity of storms, thunder, deserts, zeal, efficiency and rivalry.
Patron of workers, engineers, inventors and scientists.
Goddess of Light
Deity of justice, knowledge, truth, dawn and wisdom.
Patron of scribes, librarians, sholars, teachers and explorers.
Goddess of Nature
Deity of forests, gardens, swamps, fertility, wildlife and the harvest.
Patron of healers, herbalists, gatherers and hatchlings.
Goddess of Plague
Deity of rebirth, survival, strength, force and vengeance.
Patron of hunters, scavengers, warriors and alchemists.
God of Arcane
Deity of magic, astronomy, curiosity, change and the universe.
Patron of mages, astronomers, teachers and researchers.
(disclaimer: This is a personal clan headcanon, based on Greek, Norse and Egyptian mythology, and is not intended to be taken as official fact! ^^)
#Repost @bethhickscostume Fire Show Red Sonja !!
A sizzling performance from the gorgeous Cervena at the Scottish Tattoo Convention! She’s also a super lovely human being ^^ #cervenafox #scottishtattooconvention #firedance #fireaxe #alternativemodel #tattoos #redsonja
Wouldn’t trade these moments for anything. This is what dance is about, just simply doing what we love with who we love. I love my firedance ladies & had an AMAZING time tonight dancing with Cara Butler & The Chieftains! 🍀❤️