for something we all do

my half of an art trade with my m99999 @princess-lum !!!

i really enjoyed drawing this since it’s one of my BIGGEST otps and experimenting with the shading and the fleeky shadow thing was fun, PLUS i don’t draw this ship often enough so i think i’ll start drawing this more now hehe

hope you like it !! :DD ♥~

On the metaphysics of spell-casting for animist witches

When you put a spell on someone or something, you are entwining your mana, your life-force, with theirs. Reality is alive and whole. Your life-force is embodied in your intention (which is the internal meeting of desire, will, and necessity–the Fetch, Breath Soul, and Holy Daimon aligned) and shapes the cunning fire we tap to make magic. Often our Fetch-mates will pass the Fire to us to fuel the spell, but weaving with it weaves us too. When we cut, we are cut. The world, which is both spirit and carnal at once, is a system of natural processes called bioregions. Sympathy and contagion. What looks like something is connected to something, something once whole retains something of all its constituents. And following this, what we do is done upon us. Reality is a verb. We have to eat where we shit.

I firmly believe a witch who cannot hex/curse/blast, is a witch who cannot heal/cure/bless. So we should be well versed in it. But knowing about how magic works in a world we understand to be animistic and whole, this gives us pause, even knowing what the witch is: the poison that cures. Consider this quote from Eliphas Levi:

“This atrocious history is that of every magician, or rather of every sorcerer who practices bewitchments. He poisons himself in order that he may poison others; he damns himself that he may torture others; he draws in hell with his breath in order that he may expel it by his lungs; he wounds himself mortally that he may inflict death on others; but possessed of this unhappy courage, it is positive and certain that he will poison and slay by the mere projection of his perverse will.”

We are part of the system of natural, wild processes. The body of the witch is the body of the Land, Sky, and Sea. The Cunning Fire snakes through the Land and up into our bodies through the Red Serpent of Desire. Black and White we bind our spells, with Will and Necessity. What we weave is weaving us, countless Fateful forces and beings that make up the cosmos which is the body of God Herself, Old Dame Fate, where everything is sensed by at least one other thing, inter-subjectivity.

But we pause to consider the cost of what we do, what the coin we must pay to balance the measure. Nothing new can be created or destroyed. Only the transfer of energy/matter from state to state. We are shaped by the shaping of our intention, just as candle, wick, and flame inform one another. So the terms we set, the pacts we make, those are on us too. We must be clean of it when we curse, and likewise full of healing and growth when we heal.

And here’s the best advice I received: it is wiser to curse people and institutions for specific actions, so when the curse works and afflicts them and they perhaps have a change of heart and deed, they have an “out” clause and receive a rain of blessings for stopping that action from occurring. It gives us an out if we fuck up too. We should throw with both hands, remain fierce and compassionate, merciful and stern. And curse when we really mean it. Curse to take them out.

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Some cosplay valentines for all my sweetheart followers! 

 Happy Valentine’s Day!! 💖😘

(also happy birthday to my boy andy robinson aka garak aka the love of my life. they are both my valentines today)

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gotta be careful about what you tell an alien who’s just found out he’s an alien

a doodle comic that got totally outta hand bc man reigen makes such a cool agent

MIB AU setup from this post  

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“Gee, Mister. You must know Wedge Antilles really well. What’s your name?” “Luke Skywalker, at your service!” — Star Wars: X-Wing Rogue Squadron Special

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bizarre nightmares

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Futurama Appreciation Week

Day seven, free choice: Inspiring Moments

Love doesn’t share itself with the world. Love is suspicious, love is needy, love is fearful, love is greedy.

I am not an American. This was not an election I could affect. But the fact of the matter is, this affects me and the rest of the citizens of the world. Because he will run international relations to the ground. We will all live in perpetual fear of nuclear war - not because of the state of the world - but because there is a megalomaniac with the impulse control of a tantrum-throwing 3 year old with his finger on the button. And worst of all, it legitimizes this type of candidates in other countries. 

Yes, the white supremacists have already gained a disgusting amount of ground in Europe, but most of them under the guise that they aren’t “actually racist” and try to distance themselves from their neo-nazi origins. This will no longer be necessary. The KKK got their guy into the White House. Open hatred and contempt for minorities will flourish. Because people in a position of privilege will rather watch the world burn to the ground than share any of it. 

So my outcry, my pleading, my possibly dying wish if someone rubs that man the wrong way: don’t give in. Keep fighting. Double your efforts when you’re met with apathy or prejudice. Try and find the human in your adversaries and claw them out from their cocoon of bile and entitlement. We have to be better than them. We have to stand for what is right and good and not give up, not give in. 

But for today, for tonight? Hold each other tight. Crumble. Feel your sorrow and despair. Tomorrow we stand as one again, no matter where we live or where we come from. 

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*Warning EoS spoliers*

Guys, I don’t see the whole Lysandra acting as Aelin going too well in the next book.

First and foremost, Lysandra doesn’t know every little detail from Aelin’s life, she could slip up (Ilias, Galan, Ansel have no clue what happened since they arrived to the scene like ten minutes late. Like come on guys, she gave you coordinates and a time to arrive, you couldn’t have shone up early? Well, I doubt Aelin told Lysandra about every little thing that happened in the Red Desert and Mistward so that could end badly).

Second, Aedion is being a crabby bum even though he would totally have done what Lysandra is doing if he was in her place. He would do whatever Aelin asked of him as he is in her court and he loves her. You can bet that Lysandra doesn’t want to live her life as any more of a lie, and that she is doing this because Aelin asked and she answers to her. Also she did not know that Maeve would take her. She only knew that Aelin believes she will die before all this is done. But if Aedion keeps up his crabbiness for too long and keeps ignoring her then someone will for sure notice since he’s been so dedicated to Aelin after all this time, even the 10 years they were apart. Forgive her already you butt hole! I ship you like crazy.

Third, what’s going to happen when Aelin can’t use her fire when trouble comes to Terrasen? When she’s expected to help the Bane or save someone’s life? Does Lysandra hold back? Or risk shifting and being caught?

Fourth, if they don’t tell Evangeline and instead lie and say Lysandra went with Rowan or something, she will probably figure out that she isn’t the real Aelin because of the tattoo that never leaves her wrist in any form or because she just knows Lysandra too well. (this isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but Evangeline could accidentally say something and then we’re screwed).

Fifth, Darrow will still be a complete a-hole and will probably notice things like the lack of flame or the tattoo and that will completely suck (if that happens I vote we hog tie him up and let him sit in a dungeon for awhile, he was rude.) Even worse he would probably point something out in front of a lot of people, including the other lords (so we hog tie them all up for not putting any trust in Aelin and leave the Allsbrooks alone because they’re decent people).

And the Sixth reason?

Fleetfoot will know.

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Oh my gosh!

i won’t fear love

         happy sciles day, everybody!
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*:・°✧ black lives matter ✧°・:*

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ps.: this is my little way to show some support.

Oh this is nothing, just Seungkwan worshiping Hansol’s thigh 😆😆😆

I really love how VerKwan is so comfortable with this kind of skinship, and it’s so clear that it’s just so natural to them!!! In all honesty, I really think that Boo was actually absent mindedly caressing Hansol’s thigh and playing with his hand in here, like when you do something subconsciously out of HABIT (we all know that being touchy-feely has always been the true nature of VerKwan since fetus days), instead of doing it for a show or fan service 😆😍💜