A story where humans are really weird for liking other alien species. Not like in a cross-species romance sort of thing (though that too), it’s just that we legitimately find every other race in the universe cute and they have no idea how to deal with it. Like, some aliens are coming in for a delegation, and they are scaley motherf***ers with claws, teeth and everything, and they start to apologize for their appearance (because most other species they encounter are freaked out by them) and then one of the human interns starts squealing because there’s a baby dinosaur hiding behind his mommy (because mommy’s scarier so he feels safer).
Like, we as a species have an incredible fascination with other species’s children and how cute they are. Like these people understand wanting to eat smaller things because they look tasty but they have never encountered nutjobs who want to cradle the little guys with hedgehog spines on them. They have no frame of reference for our obsession with alien children.
They’re like “uh, are you alright?” “Oh my gosh they’re so cute!!!” “I was…unaware that humans had external eggs…” “oh, we don’t, but oh my gosh they’re so cute I can feel their little legs kicking!” “Okay…”
And of course, once earth realizes that some other species have overpopulation problems, almost immediately someone proposes an interspecies adoption program which is approved with near unanimous approval by Earth-gov which kind of freaks out everyone else because literally nobody had even considered it (and despite the fact that humans are one of the most colonization obsessive peoples because they have their own overpopulation problems). Not because they opposed it morally, but because some of these guys breath pure nitrogen, and others exude cyanide from their pores so they don’t think we’ll handle it well. But they figure, why not, and they start it, but earthlings are the only ones who actually receive children because everyone else is a little too wary of adult earthlings to deal with their offspring.
That’s how earth becomes just inundated with tons of species of aliens and every visitor to earth is just astounded by the diversity. Like, a human couple is just walking around with a 6'2 Karalaxian named Bob who they keep refusing to get ice cream because he misbehaved in the store.
FINALLY! It is done! To be honest, this might have been my most time consuming project as of now! It was so much fun, though! I’m a little late to this - started this around PAX when the Anti appearance was a thing.
I know that Jack said these two will most likely never meet for Anti related reasons, but I mean, a drawn universe is alright, right? rIGHT?
Anyway! I based the Anti in this one on the one I drew a few months back, which is why he’s now missing his eye. I tried something new with Sam, drew Dark for the first time in my life (I’m very sorry) and a little Tiny Box Grim being angry on his shoulder! If you look closely, you’ll be able to see that lil’ rectangular thingy in Anti’s pocket. A phone with Jack trapped inside?? I don’t know. I thought it would be a neat idea if he was able to switch places with Jack as long as he has a ‘container’ to put his consciousness in, which would be an electronic device - a phone. Wee. :D
But trust me I can draw nice things, too. Like happy and all. I’m just incredibly obsessed with both of these characters because they honestly have a lot of potential! Gosh, I want to edit and draw so much more. gNARF.
But’cha! I wanted to thank Jack and Mark for inspiring me so much and their amazing, heartwarming communities for being so welcoming and nice to me. I’m having the time of my life in relation to motivation at the moment and I want to use that energy for good!
With that being said; I’m having two more weeks before my finals which means I have lots of time to create things! Let’s go! :D
Tamlin : Who does she think she is?
That girl has tangled with the wrong man!
Lucien : Darn right.
Tamlin : No one says “no” to Tamlin!
Why, it’s more than I can bear.
Lucien : More wine?
Tamlin : What for? Nothing helps.
Gosh it disturbs me to see you, Tamlin
Looking so down in the dumps
Ev'ry guy here’d love to be you, Tamlin
Even when taking your lumps
There’s no man in court as admired as you
You’re ev'ryone’s favorite guy
Ev'ryone’s awed and inspired by you
And it’s not very hard to see why
No one’s slick as Tamlin
No one’s quick as Tamlin
No one’s neck’s as incredibly thick as Tamlins’s
For there’s no man in Prythian half as manly
Perfect, a pure paragon!
You can ask any Tom, dick or Stanley
And they’ll tell you whose team they prefer to be on
No one’s been like Tamlin
A High Lord like Tamlin
No one’s got a swell cleft in his chin like Tamlin
Tamlin : As a specimen, yes, I’m intimidating!
Lucien and the whole spring court :
My what a guy, that Tamlin!
Give five “hurrahs!” Give twelve “hip-hips!”
Tamlin is the best
And the rest is all drips
No one fights like Tamlin
Douses lights like Tamlin
In a wrestling match nobody bites like Tamlin!
Ianthe : For there’s no one as burly and brawny
Tamlin : As you see I’ve got biceps to spare
Lucien : Not a bit of him’s scraggly or scrawny
Tamlin : That’s right!
And ev'ry last inch of me’s covered with hair
Spring Court :
No one hits like Tamlin
Matches wits like Tamlin
Lucien : In a spitting match nobody spits like Tamlin
Tamlin : I’m especially good at expectorating!
Spring court : Ten points for Tamlin!
Tamlin : When I was a lad
I ate four dozen eggs
Ev'ry morning to help me get large
And now that I’m grown
I eat five dozen eggs
So I’m roughly the size of a barge!
Spring court : Oh, ahhh, wow!
My what a guy, that Tamlin!
No one scratches like Tamlin
Makes those claws like Tamlin
Lucien : Then goes tromping around wearing boots like Tamlin
rhodey is the cutest person i can’t believe this,,, saying “boom” when something goes his way…Dad Jokes™… being So Into Being War Machine oh my god literally every one-liner rhodey has is life-changing i can’t believe how good he is??? “welcome to the dance floor, boys. oh no, i didn’t say you could leave” “I think it’s weird. you look like two seals fighting over a grape” “you look damn good mr president but i’m gonna need that suit back” WAR MACHINE,,,COMIN AT U,,, “no, it’s your fault, I just wanted to say I’m sorry”
he adapts so quickly to ridiculous situations he’s brave and resilient and selfless and incredible and his password is WARMACHINEROX with an x all caps what a giant dork i love him @ marvel where the fuck is my war machine movie
Can I just say. That this is my favorite fic. I think I’m gonna read it over again because it’s so damn good. It is honestly an insanely original plot, and the way the writer depicts Yoongi and his attitude in this fic really impressed me.
THIS ONE WAS SO GOOD. It has lots of smut so beware, but you all need to read it. Oh my gosh. I was so sad to let this one go, because it messed me up so bad and I was like nooooooooooo please don’t endddddddd
This one is soooooooooo cute, its a dad/ceo! Namjoon au and I was dying reading it, oml. I feel like the writer depicts Namjoon’s character in this really well. You think the fic is all fluff and then BAM smut
WELL SHIT THIS ONE HAS ME MESSED UP. I usually tend to avoid Hoseok fanfics because some of them are just………………..bad or are poorly written and truthfully there aren’t a lot of them BUT HERE WE ARE THIS ONE IS AMAZING I DON’T KNOW HOW TO DESCRIBE IT @jeonjagiya you’ve done Hoseok justice
Jordan is the first person I ever followed!! I was enamored by her writing and have read pretty much everything, but Aquiver is just so incredibly creative and unique??? Like how did you come up with this *claps*
HOLLLY as a Namjoon stan, this really did it in for me fluff wise and honestly, this writer is insanely talented. I can’t write oneshots well because I’m too wordy, but @triptaech does it so amazingly I can’t even fathom w o w
i follow you on insta and im such a fan of indi!! like!! oh!! my!! gosh!! do tell more abt her im all heart eyes over her
Oh my gosh YES. You don’t have to ask me twice! (bonus puppy pictures included)
She’s named after Indiana Jones, obvs. She’s 5 years old. She’s one of the great loves of my life. Apparently she’s a cocker spaniel but she’s so much like a miniature Golden Retriever it’s ridiculous. She’s SO smart, she has the basics down but I know she’s sharp as a tack. She’s incredibly cheeky and likes to back chat me all the time. She grumbles a lot. We have many conversations. She’s fierce and full of beans. She’s always off at day care whilst I’m working and loves her walkers (and also enjoys taking her toys with her - it’s the retriever in her). Everyone who meets her falls in love with her too. She’s loves stealing shoes and the mail - mostly because she just likes to strut around holding them. Beware your socks though, she will destroy them. My house is a sock graveyard.
And above all else she is the snuggliest little ball of fluff and love, and I love her with all my black heart <3
Considering the incredible artists in this fandom I’m almost hesitant to show this, but since I have spent the last month in TFC hell, I kind of find it right that this goes to the one person that made me pick up the books in the first place.
So this is a kind of thank you for making me aware of this awesome series and all that it entails :) I hope all your days are filled with sunshine, even though you kind of made me check ‘On the impossibility of reality’ around 10 times today :D
Oh my gosh guys, look at this amazing thing someone called agathe sent me and said I could post! I’m like… 90% sure it’s pixel art??
Omg for the kissing fic meme, forehead kisses, nose kisses, tummy kisses or goofy kisses are my weakness. Any of or all of the above would be incredible for Jack and Bitty :)
Bittle’s laughter rings through the bedroom, and Jack grins, hides it against the soft skin of Bittle’s hip inches from where he blew his last raspberry. Bittle’s hands tug at his hair and he’s gasping Jack’s name and it’s so very like ten minutes ago and so very different Jack feels giddy with it.
“You!” Bittle laughs.
Jack noses at the skin low on Bittle’s stomach, breathes deep and smells sweat and sex. He blows a raspberry just south of Bittle’s navel.
“You are a cruel man, Jack Zimmermann,” Bittle gets out, breathless. His usual cadence trips and tumbles. He’s red-cheeked. He’s beautiful.
“Am I?” he asks. He presses a kiss back on Bittle’s hip, another on the crease of his thigh. He kisses Bittle’s stomach, feels Bittle shift beneath his mouth. He’s warm and solid and here in Jack’s bed laughing, smiling, petting Jack’s hair like there’s no place he’d rather be.
“Yes,” Bittle says, eyes dark, wide. “The cruelest,” and then he’s pulling Jack up, up, kissing him with hot intent.
DEEP callbacks on that resurrection ritual. Vex referenced the book she read 46 episodes ago, Keyleth repeated the words Vax spoke to her 56 episodes ago, and Grog echoed his words to Vax from 64 episodes ago.
Oh golly, the eeriness of having that additional presence involved in the ritual. Vex rounding on the Raven Queen and making a bargain of her own by promising to kill a god was incredible. Keyleth quietly pulling back to the personal, being a light in the darkness, was incredible. And yes, even Grog figuring out a way to make “I love you, too” an intimidation check was incredible.
I am so invested in everything about Vex’s tangential interactions with the Raven Queen. Her brother’s not the only pawn in this game, and she is abundantly aware of that. Also: ah jeez, when Laura made Liam cry at the end of it, my heart.
I loved everything about the beach scene. Keyleth hesitating to give Tary a necklace and Percy making him a seashell crown instead. “Long may he reign.”
KEYLETH oh gosh I am so proud of someone else’s D&D character this feels so strange. Any character who, when given the power to TURN INTO A LITERAL DRAGON FOR AN HOUR, chooses to use that power to give dragon-back rides to an entire city? That’s my kind of character.
On a similar note, the conversation between Vex and Keyleth was so lovely. I adore these more-and-more-common scenes that’re just Vex affirming Keyleth and Keyleth getting all giddy about it.
Pike. Just everything about Pike. Just literally everything that Pike is and chooses to be. Holy shit.
Ordering Doty to get portraits of her friends… upon which he takes the order alarmingly literally and marches around sketching all of them while they’re in bed at night. And then turning them into flash-cards. Holy mackerel. I thought I was going to spontaneously combust from laughing so hard. I want to isolate that sequence and upload it to YouTube, but I’m pretty sure it’s like a full half-hour long. Worth it.
Reading the super-duper evil tome was so nerve-wracking, but oh man, it was so fitting that Vex read it. She’s the one who does this stuff, you know? When it comes right down to it, she does the research when it involves anything that tears through her family: dragons, the Raven Queen, and now Opash and his legacy.
Speaking of, holy shit, Matt. “Let’s read this book.” “’kay, neat, I’ll just casually whip out an entire fucking novella that’ll neatly tie together several loose ends from the last plot, nbd.”
Grog successfully did a bamboozle! gg ez
Just, this is such a great show. Given the extreme tension in the last episode, it was amazing to get the reminder of how much these characters care for each other. Wonderful all around. Can’t wait to see what happens next.
Elyse and James are so Pure™ its adorable. I’m watching the recording of their twitch stream and any time someone donates money Elyse is like “Oh thank you oh gosh. Please don’t give us money unless you are independently wealthy or incredibly rich. Don’t give us money at all actually.” and James is like “Yeah i mean we appreciate it but we’re doing it bc it’s fun to interact with you guys.”
The moment I knew @mormoc was going to be apart of the @pjocoloringbookproject, was the moment I knew that it was going to be the very first picture that I colored. And she didn’t disappoint me! I was utterly blown away with this piece (as I usually am whenever I see any of May’s artwork) and was so excited to color it!
Thank you May, for your beautiful lineart that is just so wonderfully compelling and breathtakingly fun to look at and color! You’re an incredible artist and a lovely friend altogether! Thank you!
I absolutely adore your blog! I wanted to draw these fellas to show my appreciation for you, you’re a really big inspiration for me!
✏️ GOOD GRAVY, YOU’RE OOZING TALENT WOW!!!
DUUUUUUUDE! THIS IS SO INCREDIBLY SWEET OF YOU! Gosh, ya got all the bois!! OOO I LOVE the black shadow you’ve got on the back of the skull there- I really like that design choice, it’s so neat!! Ditto for the shiny eyelids, o lordy <3 AAAAAAAA MAN EVERYTHING ABOUT YOUR LINEART IS //KILLER//!!! and the composition of your panels are so neat!! It’s like the opening credits to an action comic and I’M SO ON BOARD. ✨/(@0@)\✨
Gosh gosh, you’re soo incredibly darling!!! Thank you for your kind words and generous gift art!! AAAAA 💖💕💖✨
We can be an inspiration to each other!! AHAHHA I LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT YOUR STYLE! GOSHHHHHH
“Oh my gosh,” you breathed as you reached the podium. Shaking your head and holding your award, you couldn’t believe that you had just won Best Actress and beat out Jennifer Lawrence and Emma Stone. “Am I dreaming?” You squealed out as the crowd laughed and cheered.
“Wow, I’m so incredibly thankful for this award! I’m still in a bit of a daze, really. Um, wow.” Staring at the award again, you blinked a few times and started on your thank you’s to the people that voted, your amazing costars, the directors, and so forth. As you closed out the speech, you flashed a smile and made eye contact with Tom.
“I also want to thank Tom for this beauty because without him I wouldn’t have felt confident enough to take on this role. I also wouldn’t have stuck to the incredibly difficult workout and eating plan without him. Thank you for that and I do apologize for being a brat about wanting that Twix bar and you telling me that I couldn’t.” The crowd laughed as well as Tom and his mother. “I love you and thank you for loving me through my bratty, hangry ways. I really, honestly couldn’t have won this without you.” Blowing him a kiss, you smiled again and exited the stage.
I am calling this a UPG post because, well, it’s my UPG. I have NOT
been formally trained in any
shamanic system or system of spiritual drug use. This is just my
system of being a drug user stoner witch and shamanic practitioner
for the past five years. So y'know we’re gunna start with some basics
START DOING DRUGS. FUCK. DON’T.
guys. Doing drugs is NOT a spiritual “shortcut.” Trust me. Doing
drugs takes as much time, dedication, pain, sweat, tears, and
metaphorical blood as sitting it out on the meditation mat every day.
Doing drugs one time will NOT guarantee you a spiritual experience,
no matter what Experienced Drug Users™
tell you. In my experience even if a person has an instant spiritual
revelation, it’s like a rare candy – 500xp. And that’s it. If you
want to learn more and gain more, you have to do
more drugs and
yeah for some of
us it kind of becomes a habit, and no one should erase the fact that
for certain spiritual drug users the line between recreational and
spiritual is incredibly blurred.
And drugs come with shit
side-effects. Shit. Pleeeeease trust me. Please do not start doing
drugs. It’s not
worth it. It isn’t. Plus it’s fucking expensive.
in the interest of fuck abstinence-only education, I am going to make
a guide. Because some people are
going to try it. And I’m not going to stand on the sidelines and wave
to those kids as they feel blindly along, laughing and smoking on my
pipe and saying “gosh I sure remember when I desperately needed
guidance and none was to be had.” So I’m going to write this post
drug culture is often verbal and stoners and drug users learn through
tutelary and initiatory sessions with more experienced drug users
around them, I am going to write this post as if the person reading
it knows nothing
about drug use. This is because I cannot determine the experience
level of anyone reading this, so I want to cover every safety concern
that comes up.
Oh also, I have not been
doing psychedelics and other drugs for decades; I don’t know a whole
heck of a lot about the chemical interactions. All I know are basic
dumb-person stuff that us regular folks really need to know in order
to have safe trips. And that is what I want to share with you today!
Sooooo let’s get started,
curious Seeker. I’m going to assume a drug (besides cough syrup and
caffiene) has never passed your lips before.
it would be of huge help to you if you had an IRL friend experienced
in drug use to guide you during every session. As equally obvious is
the fact that for some people this is impossible.
So I give you this short guide as a tea light in the windy path <3
DO YOU NEED?
need a certain level of emotional competence. If
you cannot control your emotions, acid may not
be your drug of choice. In certain psychedelic situations, you need
to have a certain control over your own state of mind. On the other
hand, it is possible some drugs like marijuana will have a calming
effect on you and make it more possible to gain spiritual
will need a safe place to trip. You
need to have somewhere pretty
away from negative influence. Like, hearing your family yelling in
the living room is not an optimal location to have a mushroom trip.
If you are comfortable in nature, nature is a great place to trip.
“Comfortable in nature” means having the survival skills to
reasonably spend a night alone (or with company as your situation
allows) in the terrain you choose to camp out in. For fuck’s sake,
don’t drop a ton of acid and wander out in to the forest and get lost
with zero survival skills. The trees are not going to wake up and
guide you back. You are going to die.
If camping out isn’t an
option for you, a very good friend’s house makes an excellent place
to take drugs. Especially seek out a friend who is spiritual or very
chill with your spirituality; a confidant whom you can tell anything
encourage everyone to wait and seek out a very safe place to trip.
You have no idea how much your environment directly
influences your trip. You are not going to have a beautiful trip with
nature when your environment is dirty, chaotic, and riddled with
negativity and human negative emotion. It is very alright to wait
weeks or even months until you can have your optimal time to trip. If
this means a camping trip half an hour outside of town, great. If
this means waiting until the most miserable member of your family is
on vacation, great. Do whatever you can. For people tripping inside
homes this means thorough cleansing of the trip containment room
(your bedroom). In the days or weeks leading up to your trip, try to
clean your room as thoroughly as you can. You really want to feel you
are in a beautiful temple-space where you are ultimately protected
and ultimately able to be creatively free. For people tripping in
nature, go to the area beforehand
and scout out the energies and spirits there. Hit up a couple of
different campsites or locations and just see which place you think
will feel best for you. Choose locations which will bring you comfort
and relaxation. Don’t show up at dusk on night 1 and find a pissed
off and very territorial spirit protecting the campsite you chose
will need basic trip supplies.
½ gallon for every half-hour of your trip. Multiply by number of
trippers on your session. Obviously bring more if you are camping as
you should probably not be tripping 100% of the time.
optimally vegetarian (the stomach does flippy things when it sees
rainbows and meat in the same sentence), such as PB&J or grilled
cheese sandwiches, fresh fruit and vegetable snacks, and
vitamin-enforced fruit gummy snacks. Choose things you might feed to
someone coming off a stomach flu. Nothing greasy or too rich. Very
strong flavor sensations such as those found in sour candy might not
be highly appetizing. Prep what you need to beforehand because you
may not be able or willing to prepare food for a while.
cozy space to sleep,
whether this be a sleeping bag reinforced with blankies inside a
tent, or a bed with freshly made sheets and fluffed pillows.
Sometimes when you’re high or tripping you just… need to hit the
survival (or urban survival) kit.
A basic survival kit would include things like first-aid, a knife,
emergency lights, etc. A basic urban survival kit is a small bag,
purse, fanny pack, satchel, or pocket filled with the following
items: ID/driver’s license, all the emergency cash you can muster up
($5-15 is fine if you aren’t intending to go out; $40 if you are
going out anywhere. I like a bit of change on hand in case the bros
all want to order a pizza, or in case I need to take an emergency
Uber, etc.), a list of all the medications you take including what
dosage, a daily dose of medication in case you are going out and
can’t make it home on time, a list of emergency contacts who are very
reliable, a pack of gum (you will thank yourself later) and a small
healthy snack (you will definitely thank yourself later!)
You need a way to access the outside world. I do not condone
tech-free nature trips :P especially not when they are nature “trips”
and ESPECIALLY if you are thinking of going alone. Take your phone,
take it fully charged, and splurge on a mobile battery pack for it.
$10 at Wal-mart. Support the beast to keep yourself safe.
such as Pedialyte, Gatorade, Powerade, etc. You will need this a
couple hours in when you start to get dehydrated. 1 liter of
Pedialyte or 3-4 bottles of a sports drink.
Shit to do.
You are going to need some stuff to occupy your time with. If you are
dropping acid I can almost guarantee you will lost interest in
meditation well before hour 7 kicks in.
#DrugUserTip! The real
fun of a trip is letting the natural high of your trip wax and wane.
There will be times when you want to connect and be spiritual, and
other times when you would rather be communicating with someone,
making art, writing an article ( ;] ), or watching television or the
starry night sky. Ensure you have planned enough to do to occupy your
are: coloring books and/or art supplies for drawing or painting or
whatever medium you prefer. Games, especially if you are going to
trip with others; Cards Against Humanity is fun (nothing
feels better and gets you more grounded out than feeling like a
horrible human laughing at terrible card combos. Great game.), or a
deck of cards, kinetic toys, a 3Ds, even a playstation or laptop for
will need time.
You are going to need to do
thorough and accurate research on the drug you are going to use. More
on that later, but you need to reasonably know how much time this is
actually going to take. If you drop acid for the first time, and it’s
a strong enough dose, you may be in for a 12 hour ride. So if you
drop at 10am and you have to work at 6pm… not a great combo. Leave
the cool “Imma sneak in some heavy drugs right before work because
I’m a cool drug user” decision making to the kids who like to show
up to work high.
you will want an entire day afterwords to unravel and ride it out. No
work, no school, no family obligations. Just you chilling out with
some hot coco alone in your room, processing what happened and
getting reacquainted with the world. I will say that I’ve never found
this necessary for even the most intense weed trip and I pop right
back up like a weed ;) in the morning. If not optimal, just try to
get 15 hours between the expected end of the trip and your first
obligation. You’ll probably want to sleep a bit between the two.
will need to research your drug of choice.
What I’m telling you here
is just basic shit. You actually gotta go out and look up websites
and books and stuff that tell you things because you gotta know about
You gotta know what drug
interactions you may have. You gotta. This one is not optional. We’re
talking like you could kinda literally fuck your shit up permanently
if you take the wrong drugs together, so don’t fuck around with it.
Go find out your drug interactions.
You gotta have a basic
understanding of what this drug is actually doing to you and your
brain. If you understand the trip, it makes the trip easier to
process, understand, and that makes relaxation easier. If you’re just
like IDK WTF IS GOING ON the entire time it won’t be super enjoyable
for you. It’s not like cracking a new novel for the first time
without reading the back cover first. You’re literally fucking with
your brain so???? do the research??? and find out wtf it’s going to
do to you??
WORDS OF ADVICE
I like weed. But I’ve never ever ever met an Experienced Drug User™
who recommended doing “heavier”, “harder” drugs first. I’ve
actually brought this exact question up to many people and they’ve
all said the same thing: start by smoking weed. If you want to have
wild acid trips, mind-blowing mushroom journeys, whatever – start
with weed. You need to have that foundation level of experience
it’s like to be high
before you go get really fucking high.
Consider weed to be the
tutorial mode of drugs. A…. gateway…. if you will, to drugs. A
portal to step through to get to other drugs. A drug door? If that
do crazy shaman-only drugs. Leave that for the shaman-guided trips.
Skip the Ayahuasca for now.
Stick to things we know a little better domestically. If you want to
pay for a trip to Peru and sign up for a guided shaman drug trip, you
do you!! But don’t try to prepare and do rituals that should be
preserved for those with serious spiritual background.
TIME – WHERE THE SPIRITUALITY ACTUALLY STARTS
We’re talking about a
spiritual drug trip :) so at some point, the research ends. You know
your drug interactions, you know how this drug is going to affect
you. You’ve done your best to create the safest space possible for
your trip, with lots of preparations like food and water in the
works. Now it’s time to get spiritual.
You will want to fully
cleanse before any spiritual drug trip. Unless you want to spend five
hours intensely focused on the spiritual grime coating you, please
cleanse. A shower will work great :) Scrub yourself from head to toe,
starting with shampoo, face, neck, and so on, down to the spaces in
between your toes and the bottoms of your feet. As you scrub, just be
aware that as you cleanse physical dirt you also cleanse psychic
dirt. They are connected; as you clean one, you cleanse the other.
If you want to be more
ritualistic about it, here you go:
Take a pot holding about 1
liter of water and boil it. Whenever you add an ingredient, say the
following incantation over it: “Spirit of Substance, I ask
that you awaken and arise, and add your powers of Powers to my
brew, so I may become ultimately cleansed and purified in mind, body,
Add three large whole bay
leaves or pieces adding up to three large whole leaves. Powers:
“divine cleansing and powerful uplifting vibrations.”
teaspoon of any of the following: lavender, chamomile, lemon balm.
Powers: “intense calming.”
Add two tablespoons of salt.
Powers: “wiping away evil.”
Add a teaspoon of rosemary,
pine needles, or basil. Powers: “divine protection.”
Bring boil down to simmer.
Stir ingredients with wooden spoon clockwise, focusing on how they
blend together and form a perfect brew of cleansing, calming, and
protective powers. Sooner or later (sometimes up to 15 or 20 minutes
for me) you will feel the brew is “ready”. When you feel this,
strain the brew out in to a heat safe container. Thank the plant
remnants for their sacrifice and discard, but not in the compost (too
Scrub and clean your tub
very well. Take a shower and wash yourself well. After you are rinsed
and clean, turn the tub on to a comfortable temperature for soaking.
Add your liter of witch’s brew to the bath water. As you pour it, ask
the brew to infuse in to the bath water. Imagine your words touch the
heart of this potion and speaks to all the spirits within. Soak in
the water and let it cleanse you, calm you, and protect you. Light
incense and candles in the bathroom if you can for some effective
No tub? No problem! Use a
cloth or sponge to soak up the brew in the shower. Squeeze it over
your body and pat it on your arms, torso, and legs. Sit quietly and
soak in this brew and focus on the protection and cleansing you
receive. Meditate to feel the calm.
Once cleansed you will want
to place basic wards in the space you are tripping in. If you are in
nature, why not a few nail crosses designed to keep away malicious
and evil spirits? In your home, try brewing another potion. Use the
incantation, “Spirit of Substance, awake and arise! Add your
powers of Powers to my protective and defensive brew.” The
three basic ingredients are cinnamon, cloves, and red pepper flakes
(Powers: “fiery protection” for all three), mixed
with frankincense if you have it, bay leaf if you don’t (Powers:
“divine protection”). The purpose of this potion is to create a
protective barrier. Create a very simple sigil meaning KEEP OUT
MALICIOUS SPIRITS AND ENERGIES. When your potion is done brewing on
the stove, use a paintbrush to paint large iterations of your sigil
on walls, mirrors, doors, and window panes. ENSURE however the
ingredients you have chose will not stain any surfaces first!!
Now that you are cleansed
and prepped your space for protection, it is time for some relaxing
journaling. Light a candle or get in a relaxed atmosphere and ask
yourself what you really want from this trip. Is it communication?
Learning divine truth? Trying to see spirits? Just hearing from the
Universe itself? Whatever you are seeking, write it out. Write out
questions as if you are preparing for an interview. Write out
thoughts and what your greatest hopes are for this trip. Keep this
journal with you to reference while you are high.
Right before the trip, the
moments before you take the drug, do a ritual of dedication. This can
be as simple as sitting cross-legged and closing your eyes and
thinking, “I seek my highest good during this drug trip.” It can
be as complex as a full ritual calling the quarters and announcing
your intent to the Universe. Do what makes you feel comfortable. Here
is a small example ritual if you would like one to reference:
Cast a protective circle.
Take two of the following: a stick of incense, a candle, a dish of
water, or an earthy stone. Sit in front of them and Name each as the
element it represents. For example, “I sit here with this dish of
water, which brings Water to my circle. I sit here with this stone,
which brings Earth in to my circle.” You do not need all four
elements present, this is only a simple ritual :) I think two is a
good number but include all the elements you like.
Meditate with the good
feelings these elements bring you. Surely it brings you a feeling of
calm when you may be nervous about taking a serious drug. When you
are ready, say,
“Element of Element,
I brought you here today so you could support me and protect me
during my trip. I am seeking a spiritual journey, and I want your
guidance and support during this time.” Repeat this for each
element. Speak to them honestly; tell them about your worries and
fears. Get your anxieties out. Tell them about what you hope to
achieve and what you are excited about!
When you are done talking,
place the representations somewhere nearby. Ask the elements to stay
with you, and if they are willing then you have a good valuable ally
during your trip :) Erase your circle as you should no longer need it
within your fully warded trip space.
LET’S DO SOME DRUGS
Food and water? Check. All
spiritual preparatory steps? Check. All physical safety preparatory
steps? Check. Nothing left to do now but take some drugs, amIright?
At this point it basically
becomes a personal experience but I can tell you some common things
you may run in to and how I personally handle them.
Once I take a drug I
usually feel a rush of nervous energy. I just strapped in for the
rollercoaster ride and now, welp, I’m still sober and gosh that
anxiety is getting bad…. some drugs, such as LSD or marijuana
edibles, can take a long time to kick in. Do not take extra
doses because nothing has kicked in after 30 minutes. You should
know how long this drug is going to take to kick in for you.
You should know how long you need to reasonably wait, even
hours, to feel the effects.
I find that marijuana
greatly increases the intensity and effect of every other psychedelic
I take. If you are a marijuana smoker, try smoking weed to calm
pre-trip anxiety and to help the trip “kick in” once enough time
has reasonably passed for the drug you took.
Sometimes, laying down
during a trip is really nice. But if I’m too high it turns in
to a nightmare. If you are not feeling good, ask yourself if you are
being very sedentary. Why not get up and move around? Try an activity
like a coloring book or a simple task like taking a shower :)
Stay in communication!!
Whether that be with your IRL trip buddies, your online friends, your
spirit friends, your gods, the Universe… stay talking :) don’t go
too deep inside your own head. Shit just gets weird in there. To me,
the point of drug trips are the increased ability to communicate.
Doodle and journal whenever
you feel the urge. It is quite nice to be able to reflect on your
mushroom trip homebrew psychedelic drawings later on. As you practice
being high, you’ll learn to write more accurate and concise
reflections of your mental state that make more sense while you’re
sober. Don’t mind if you can’t decipher your ramblings right away! It
does take a bit of practice.
Allow your thoughts to
carry you. Don’t trouble yourself with forcing a certain path.
These drugs defy force and certainty. Let the trip take you where it
wants to go. Of course you can guide it and stop negative thoughts :)
but if you wanted to have a trip about seeing spirits, and it turns
in to a trip about learning messages from your higher self, let the
trip take its natural course. Don’t try and force it in to your
idealized version of a trip.
If a negative thought does
come up, there are some things I have trained myself to do: don’t
dwell on it. When I trip, dwelling on a negative thought is like a
freefall through the ocean depths. I spend just a few moments focused
on negativity and when I’m ready to come out of it I realize I’m
20,000 leagues under the sea. So my trick is to squash that shit.
Here are some methods I use to squash negative energy thoughts when
Put the thought in the
Vault. Just lock it up in that box in the back of your brain that
never opens and you can only teleport stuff in and it never comes
back out. Just boop, in the vault. Locked up.
Put the thought on a leaf
floating down a stream, to be carried downstream to a very tall
Obsessively think about
something else. Browse Tumblr or Reddit. Sketch. Talk to people.
Distract yourself hardcore and get fun and energized and kinda
dig the trenches for some good energy to flow back in.
Chilling with plants is
DOPE while you’re on psychedelics, especially a beloved plant that
has been treated well. Chill with some house plants or a nearby tree
:D Try this if you are feeling anxious or overwhelmed.
No shame in hitting the
blankie fort. Sometimes I get very over-stimulated. If you are
feeling like input is too much, flop on the bed and put a pillow over
Try keeping lighting low to
minimal depending on your comfort levels. Very bright lights just
seem… harsh. It’s not fun. I typically do not prefer natural flame
because I am very safety conscious while I’m high, so usually a dim
lamp in a room is enough for me.
When you want to get
started meditating, become comfortable and use your favorite
techniques. Don’t focus too much on controlling your thoughts.
Just focus on your goals for this session (you know, the ones you
journaled about in the preparatory phases!) and let yourself relax,
try to stay focused, and see what happens.
water. Even when you don’t feel
particularly thirsty. Switch between water and your electrolyte
system. Don’t over-do it and get water poisoning, obviously. Just sip
water regularly and drink electrolytes regularly.
double-dip. Eventually your
trip will wear off. Don’t be tempted to take extra doses to make the
trip last longer. It won’t work, you’ll waste drugs, and you’ll be
disappointed. Even if you didn’t get your “guaranteed” full hours
of trip, just let it go :) you got what you were there for! This just
means more time to come down, get sleep, eat, and decompress before
your responsibilities coming up.
should definitely already know the come-down effects of the drugs you
took. With a lot of psychedelics this can mean feeling like trash for
days after. Combine this with a mental illness like depression or
bipolar disorder and you’re gunna feel riggity-riggity-fucked up in a
bad way, son. Get your support systems in order.
These drugs are no joke
and they will make you feel terrible
under the right conditions. Hopefully you’ll be riding an amazing
spiritual high that will get you through this time but in any
situation, be prepared for the come-down.
are things you can do to improve this process. In the days leading up
to your trip catch up on chores so you have very little to do in the
days following your trip. Prepare food ahead of time. Even trade
shifts if you need to. Spend a lot of time with IRL people and
friends, this helps take the edge off. Chamomile tea and other bright
flavors and herbs will help “brighten” you up. Spend time in the
sun. Get LOTS of sleep and lots of good nutritious food (your body
has to rebuild all the chemicals it lost… needs good nutrition to
BUT I WAS JUST SMOKING WEED THIS ALL SOUNDS KINDA HARDCORE
so you’re just smoking weed! Basically all this info still applies.
Scale as necessary. You may not need such hardcore preparations and
you won’t have a “coming down” phase.
prepare things to do. Still do a dedication ritual, a cleansing
ritual, and set up protections. A spiritual drug trip is
not the same as a recreational drug trip. You are calling and
attracting and connecting with greater forces, and this does attract
negative attention sometimes. So DON’T skimp on protections, even for
weed. If you’re a lazy stoner
mage like me, just permanently ward your room and have a few handy
amulets you can carry with you when you need to go out. Easy-peasy.
Yep! This is all I got for
ya! I hope this was helpful in a practical sense to anyone seeking
spiritual drug use guidance. Again, I do not advocate anyone
start using drugs. But as I stated earlier, I do not support
abstinence-only education so this is why I have written this post :)
I hope this can help keep at least one person safe on their journeys.
Message me with any questions!
:D Hey Miss Immortal!!! Can I request a fluff?! Chocobros catch their s/o staring at them, then s/o just smiles and tells him that he has a beautiful soul. <3 *heart flutters*
ANON! <3 Of course you may request a fluff- this is sooo up my alley omg-
this is the kind of fluff I live for! :D Enjoyyy! Tagging @rubyreddemise because this Prompto drabble is my fluffy pride and joy and I feel you will appreciate it Ruby! <3
Noctis: Noctis has been fishing on the pier at
Galdin Quay for HOURS. The guys are getting tired, so they quietly excuse
themselves, leaving you alone with Noctis. At first, Noctis grumbles at losing
his audience, but then calms down when he notices that you are still sitting
just behind him, next to his tackle box, counting and sorting the different
lures that he has managed to collect during his travels.
eventually finish sorting the lures, you glance up at your prince- no… king!
You frown slightly at your persistent mistake- you always forget that he’s
technically the King of Lucis now… since his father had passed in the
Imperials’ attack on Insomnia. Your gaze softens as you fix your eyes onto
Noctis’ strong and regal side profile. You still can’t believe that he chose
you… that he wanted to be with you. It was just so surreal.
You don’t know
how long you just sit there on the wooden slats of the pier, staring at your
dear boyfriend, until Noctis yawns and stretches languidly with his arms spread
wide. He pops his joints slowly before shrugging a few times to get his blood
flowing, and you giggle softly at how adorable your young king is. Noctis’
midnight blue eyes immediately meet yours and he raises his eyebrows in
amusement at your spaced-out look.
“Hm?” he hums
his unspecified question. You blink and smile adoringly at your favourite
person in the world and lean forward to press a chaste kiss to his cheek. You
retract from him slowly and absolutely adore the light blush settling upon his
heart. You’ve just got such a pure and beautiful soul and I can’t stop falling
in love with you.”
widen comically at your admission before he turns his body to face yours before
leaning forwards, his eyes shutting blissfully just before his lips touch
yours. You both share a sweet kiss on the pier, and for once, Noctis isn’t
upset that his catch got away.
Prompto: You and the guys have just finished
dinner and are now idly partaking in your usual nightly wind-down activities.
Noctis is playing King’s Knight on his phone, fist-pumping to himself whenever
he manages to beat a difficult level. Gladio is performing a light workout
consisting of squats, push ups and sit ups. Ignis has just finished washing up
all the used cutlery and is now leisurely reading a magazine. You are seated
beside your sunshine boyfriend on the ground, and the two of you are leaning
your shoulders against each other, viewing the pictures that Promto took during
lighting’s good in this one!” Prompto turns his head towards you and grins, the
corners of his bright blue eyes crinkling slightly. You lean closer to take a
look at the picture display on his precious camera and find yourself smiling at
the shot he took of yourself and Noctis grinning and hi-fiving each other after
the conclusion of a battle.
really have a knack for this Prompto,” your praise your boyfriend. He blushes
at your kinds words- he always blushes when you pay him any type of compliment-
and turns back to his camera with a little giggle.
“Hehe, well… you know… the subjects of
the shot are pretty amazing so…” you frown as you notice Prompto’s shoulders
slump. You gaze at his side profile as he stares sadly down at the picture of
you and Noctis. After a few idle moments, you lean forward and pepper soft
kisses across Prompto’s jaw, making him gasp out of surprise. You shut your eyes
and focus on the feel of Prompto’s slight stubble against your lips and smile
as you feel him tilt his head to give you better access. You continue for a few
short moments more before leaning back from your boyfriend and opening your
eyes once again.
at you, gaze soft, camera still clutched in his hands. You offer him a soft
smile and brush some of his floppy blond hair from his face in a tender
gesture. You’re both quiet for a bit, just looking at each other- forgetting
that the others were milling around you, getting ready for bed.
“Why do you
always look at me like that? I’m nothing special,” Prompto smiles sadly at you.
You shake your head in slight disbelief, and look deep into those clear blue
eyes that you love oh so much.
believe someone with such a beautiful soul would think so lowly of themselves,”
you say, your voice slightly reprimanding. Prompto laughs awkwardly and you
continue speaking, “you’re amazing and I am so lucky to be yours.” You lean
forward and press your lips tenderly against Prompto’s, eyes open and staring intensely
You watch as
Prompto’s eyes tear up, as they clasp shut, and as he pulls you closer- his
camera in his lap- kissing you with more fervour then before. You pull away and
gasp for breath, and Prompto leans his head against your shoulder. His
shoulders are shaking, and you know he’s overwhelmed by your admission. You
bring your hands upwards to card through his hair- a comforting gesture.
“I love you,
my dearest sunshine.”
“I love you
too, my favourite muse.”
Gladio: Gladio grunts as he flops onto your
shared hotel bed at the end of a very long day. You take a page from his book
and flop down right beside him. Both of you are staring up at the generic
off-white ceiling, appreciating each other’s warmth in comfortable silence.
After a few peaceful minutes, Gladio lets out a sigh and sits up on the edge of
the bed. You remain on your back, but you let your eyes linger on Gladio’s
gonna go grab a shower before bed. Do you wanna go first? Or come with me?”
Gladio winks at his last suggestion. You sit up and slap him playfully on his
“I think I’ll
pass, you horn dog. You go do your thing- I’ll wait till you’re done.” Gladio
grins at you before pressing a sweet kiss to your lips and making his way to
the adjoining bathroom. You sigh happily, watching your boyfriend disappear
into the bathroom.
sure when your eyes shut, nor do you know exactly when you fell into a tiresome
sleep- but you awake the moment you feel the bed dip beside you. Cracking your
eyes open, you catch sight of Gladiolus Amicitia sitting on the edge of the
bed, wearing nothing but sleeping pants. You admire the garuda tattoo splayed
across his back and trace the intricate patterns up and down his back with your
eyes. Your gaze trails towards his damp, brown hair and traces the sharp lines
of his jaw.
find yourself gazing intently into Gladio’s curious, yet warm amber eyes. He
smiles sweetly at you, and your heart flutters at the intimate gesture- you
hardly ever get to see his unguarded smile. He’s got an image to keep up, after
you like?” he murmurs, his gravelly voice rumbling low in his chest. You nod
slowly, a blissful smile overtaking your lips.
back on the bed, turning onto his side and gathering you carefully into his
arms. You sigh at the warm contact of your cheek against his bare chest.
Letting your hands roam his back freely, you cuddle closer to your much larger
out a short laugh, pulling you closer to himself.
clingy tonight, aren’t we?”
You frown and
pull away slightly, “you want me to stop?”
his head, pressing a kiss to your temple and tucking your head back against his
Ignis: You watch in awe as Ignis works his
way around the portable gas stove with grace and poise. He consults his recipe
book and adds in just a pinch of salt before stirring the risotto he is
currently crafting. His hands are free of his gloves, and you watch his pale,
elegant fingers work their magic as your evening meal is being prepared. You
finally stand and make your way towards Ignis as he shut off the stove and
begins to dish out five servings of food.
“I feel bad
that I can never help you out with the cooking…” you admit quietly, taking two
plates of food being balanced precariously on Ignis’ free arm. Your boyfriend
of four years nods his head in thanks before turning back to the pot and
serving up more.
absolutely fine. I enjoy cooking for you all,” you glance at him after you’ve
handed the plates off to a rather famished Prompto, and don’t doubt the royal
advisor’s words for one second. The small smile of contentment on his face as
he served out the last of the risotto onto the final plate confirmed his love
of cooking for you all. You move to take two plates from him, but he brushes
you off gently when you reach for the second plate. You look up and lock eyes
with his moss-green gaze. “It’s fine. I’ll do it, you go and eat- I know you’ve
had a rough day.”
widen at Ignis’ astute observation. You were indeed having a rough day, what
with… that TIME of the month cramping your style and all (pun totally
intended). But you hadn’t mentioned your issue to Ignis or any of the guys- it
was slightly embarrassing, being the only woman in the group and all.
What did I ever do to receive so much love from such a beautiful soul?” you
say, your voice incredibly soft as you regard Ignis with wide, reverent eyes.
Ignis simply smiles down at you and quickly presses a chaste kiss to your lips.
me unending happiness, and a reason to give value to my own life outside of
being Noctis’ advisor.”
away from you and hands Gladio his plate of food before settling down onto his
folding chair. He waits until you are seated beside him, and silently urges you
to take a bite out of your favourite meal. You tear up at the wonderful
flavours that hit your mouth and you smile gratefully at Ignis.
“How is it?”
slowly, regarding your boyfriend with a tender gaze.
always.” Ignis positively beams at you before taking a spoonful of his creating
into his mouth and chewing. Your heart fills with an unquenchable warmth and
you find yourself falling deeper into Ignis’ juxtaposed suave and innocent