The truth is you are a beautiful being. No one knows what you are capable of doing. At this point, you probably don’t either! Keep discovering yourself, it is the best relationship you’re ever going to have.
“ I will rain hellfire down on them all. I will freeze their assets. Cancel their contracts. Cripple their business. And I have the power to do it, because I am the fucking hero who helped save Mother Earth from the cataclysm that Jules-Pierre Mao unleashed.”
Day 2: Favorite episode or a song that you associate with Chrisjen Avasarala.
Favorite by far is episode 6 from season 2!
She comes in all sweet for a little chat with Errinwright, then the awesome happens.
“And please let them know that if they cant, i will rain hell fire down on them all”
“I will freeze their assets, cancel their contracts, cripple their business and I have the power to do it cause I am the fucking hero who helped save mother earth from the cataclysm that Jules Pierre Mao unleashed.”
Chrisjen means business when someone threaten’s her planet and home <3
Was definitely hard to choose because I heart all the episodes with her, and her two minions(Bobbie & Cotyar)going around getting stuff done xD
One of my favorite books could not have said it better. We only have one Earth and it is the one thing that every race, every religion, and every single person has in common. Somehow we forget about our home. There is no back up plan and I believe we should start taking care of our planet N🌎W. Every day is Earth Day! What will you do?
~Incantation 1: “Thyme and parsley, lend me your strength so that I may be emotionally strong and secure for what is to come.”
~Incantation 2: “Sage, help my mind to be cleared and free of negativity, so I may be prepared for what’s to come.”
~Incantation 3 (for a Sea Witch): “Sand obtained from Mother Ocean, help me to be resilient. Enrich me with your presence; so I may be as constant as the waves, and as profoundly deep as the sea.”
~Incantation 3 (For Green Witch): “Soil obtained graciously from Mother Earth, help me to be strong. Ground me in your presence so that I may be as secure as the tallest tree, and as sturdy as the heaviest stone.”
~Incantation 4 (For Sea Witch Prosperity): “By the will and power of Mother Ocean; to Whom I give my devotion; I ask to receive the gifts of your bounty…so mote it be.”
Place herbs in jar and state Incantation 1. i
Either light sage smoke around jar, and/or add sage leaves to jar. State Incantation 2.
Layer sand (or soil) over the herbs and state Incantation 3.
For Sea Witch Prosperity:
Drop the sand dollar on top of the sand. Put citrine on top of the sand-dollar.
Add the other seashells and quartz if you wish.
If doing so on the night of a Full Moon, choose small and round white seashells or sea-stones to represent the moon.
Ask that the powers of Sister Sea and Moon Goddess are united to lend you their strength and prosperity. Appeal to their united spirits.
Seal the jar and wrap/tie the ribbon around it, while stating Incantation 4.
Optional: sprinkle lavender over the sand and add a drop of sea water
Leave on your altar or other positive space to look at and draw power from!
Imagine Percy and Nico being soulmates, but Nico never put in the Lotus with Bianca. Nico grows up knowing something is missing and training to be the one of the prophecy. He eventually finds the Lotus hotel on a quest and ends up trapped, because he’s a loner. Percy goes on his first quest, but this time he has been warned of the Hotel because Chirion knows it attracts children of the big three now. (Due to Nico) When Percy encounters the hotel with Annabeth and Grover they still enter because they’re exhausted. Nico is now Percy’s age and when the two meet. Percy talks to Nico long enough for Nico to remember more of his past and the two escape with Annabeth and Grover. The four complete the quest without a hitch, Nico having the ability to calm his father and convince him to release Sally. The four then confront Ares and Nico gives Percy his pink triangle he received back in his own time when Annabeth gives her camp necklace and Grover gives the tin can. The four fly to return the lightning bolt, Percy and Nico comforting each other due to fear of air travel. They go to Olympus and things play out like in the books, with the exception of Zeus being “ugh. Hades’s brat is alive?!” Percy defends Nico and Poseidon is like, “You should probably go, Percy.” Then, Percy checks on his mom. They then go back to camp and all four are honored. Nico is astounded by the demigods and has a hard time processing everything, especially the slang. Chiron welcomes Nico back and the two share an emotional bonding moment that everyone is like, ‘daww’ at. Luke betrays Percy in the same way he did in the actual books. Then, at the end of the book, Percy asks if Nico can come live with him and Sally and Sally says yes. The two go to school together and its cute.
Second book plays out as normal, with the only exception being Nico sneaks out with Tyson, Annabeth, and Percy. (And Nico has to be comforted by Percy due to fear of water that’s similar to the fear of the air). Thalia is returned to a living state and the children of the big three kind-of clash, but not really because all three are there and Nico becomes a kind-of mediator.
Then, Bianca is released from the Lotus. Thalia, Nico, Percy, and Annabeth are sent when Grover IM’s about her. Nico recognizes her immediately and wants to run to his sister, but is held back by Percy, who tries his best to explain that she wouldn’t remember him. Nico knows this to be true but still hates it. Percy goes to rescue Bianca and Annabeth falls off the cliff. Artemis saves them and Apollo informs everyone of not only Thalia’s age, but Nico’s as well.
Nico, apparently, now has the same birthday as Percy and they are both the same age. The two find this cool and just high-five. Though Apollo is seen glaring at the back of the bus (where Eros sits invisible shooting an arrow in Nico). Nico idolizes Percy for a bit there because of how brave he was in defending his sister. Then, Nico starts to hate himself for feeling his feelings. (Remember the era he grew up in.)
Percy follows the hunters and grover on the quest, and promises Nico a similar promise as in the book, because, “While I can’t keep her safe or make her remember, you can at least keep her safe. Promise me, Percy!” When Percy returns and has to give the news of Bianca, it crushes Nico. And, were it not for the deep friendships he had already formed he would have likely run to Sally. Percy comforts Nico as best he can, and Chirion permits Nico to raise Bianca. Percy then gains the idea of contacting the Hunt and having them say their goodbyes to Zoe. Nico thinks this is a great idea and Chirion contacts Artemis.
They contact Bianca first, in-case she had anything to say to Zoe. Bianca remembers Nico,albeit faintly and the two share a “What might have been” moment before everyone else says goodbye to her. Then she leaves with a Thank you and telling Percy to not feel guilty (though everyone can tell he totally does)
Then they contact Zoe and a lot of the people cry. After everyone finishes (Annabeth ends up asking about the one-battle-i-can’t-remember-the-name-of for her dad, which Zoe finds sweet and gives percies details)
After the goodbyes are finished and Zoe is sent off Artemis thanks Nico and actually gives him a hug. (Whispering in his ear, “I know it hurts, but we both must move on.”) Everyone is stunned by this but most see it similar to when Thalia hugged Percy. (Platonic hugs are the best things ever.)
Then, Percy and Nico head back to Sally and finish off the school year.
The fourth Book is changed, simply due to Nico not running. So this gets a bit complicated to imagine. Let’s just say, Percy, Annabeth, Tyson, Grover, and Nico all go on the quest. Nico runs away after admitting his feelings and being scared of them. They run into him with Minos who is telling him lies. Percy convinces Nico to come with them. Rachel Elizabeth Dare is necessary. Pretty much the rest of the book is the same except Nico stays at camp at the end Percy ends up on Calypso’s Island she helps him figure out his feelings for Nico and during this she falls for him (he still grows a garden in New York to honor her) and Percico becomes a couple during the next school year because they both like eachother and Percy shows him different cultural things like, “Hey, It’s okay to be Gay.“
Sword of Hades happens, and Nico comes back to Sally’s house after dealing with the Bob situation. Now, Nico and Percy have to deal with sharing the prophecy and Nico convinces Percy to bathe in the Styx. Sally gives approval. (And this time Percy isn’t captured by Hades because Nico would have memories of his mom (including Zeus killing her) and Hades understands they will share the prophecy.) Nico is what thethers Percy to the world.
Then Last Olympian pretty much plays out the same way, but Nico convinces his father, a bit easier, to help fight for Olympus.
Nico ends up with Percy and helps Luke make the decision. He then travels to the Underworld to garentee Luke to get whichever spot in the Undewrold he wanted.
At the celbration, Nico and Percy come out as couple to camp (cupcake scene and underwater kiss cannot be stolen from Percy)
Then Lost Hero happens and Nico reports back to Sally whenever he is not searching. He ends up in the underworld a few times and finds Hazel. He saves her and Hades guides him to be Pluto’s Ambassador.
During SoN, Percy remembers Nico. When he sees Nico he demands information and Nico tells him honestly and Percy can see the pain and sincerity in Nico’s eys "I wish I could tell you, but I can’t. You need to find out on your own, no matter how much this hurts I’m sorry.” Percy doesn’t like it, but accepts it after Nico begins to have tears stream down his face.
When Percy regains his memories in SoN, he gets frustrated at Nico but understands and cares about him a ton.
Annabeth is still the one of the seven and she was still worried. (Hey, you have that close of a friendship with someone, wouldn’t you judo flip them for being gone that long?) The seven end up sailing and MoA happens. (Only there is a kiss when Nico and Percy are reunited.) Percy still cares about Annabeth and still ends up helping her (because, again their best friends. Come on. Platonic love exists people!) So, then Percy and Annabeth still fall into Tatarus. Nico and Percy shout ‘I love you’s as Percy falls, both sobbing and Annabeth shocked Percy would fall with her.
Nico leads them to the House of Hades (Cupid sequence is Nico admitting he still feels like he shouldn’t like guys in that way and cupid being a freaking nice character and actually helping Nico with his feelings, and Jason being a good person and accepting Nico and becoming his friend though discussion and shared experience.)
House of Hades then on happens similar to how it did in the book, but with platonic-still-deeply-care-about-eachother-just-not-romantically-okay-Percabeth instead of romantic-lets-kiss-type Percabeth. When Nico learns about Bob he freaks out and just Nico-sadness.
Then, Nico volunteers to Shadow Travel with Reyna and Coach to get the Athena Pathenos to camp. Percy doesn’t want him to leave, but Nico promises to see him soon. (Kiss moment) Then the three leave and the seven are off to Athens.
Blood of Olympus happens (but with more actual blood.) Annabeth and Percy get seriously injured (though they don’t die) and when Apollo gets there he can partially heal them, but they cannot fight geia directly due to the sheer amount of injuries. (Plus he’s like “Woah! You two need to talk to me later because I need to physco analyze you. Tatarus did some serious crap to you two. And Nico went there too? Gosh dammit, take him along to. when you meet with me, okay?”) (So, there, reason for no direct fighting) When the giants were fighting frank, the one with control over fire almost burned his stick to a crisp, so he decides to sit out the direct battle, due to the “Storm or FIRE” part of the prophecy. Everyone is pretty much okay with this because, “WE CAN’t LET YOU DIE FRANK” Hazel, however, climbs on Festus and helps destroy Mother Earth. She uses the soil in the airborne body of Gaia to morph the earth goddess and make her more vulnerable. Piper works on Lulling her back to sleep with a lullaby so strong most wear earplugs. (Plus, Leo helped by giving her megaphone) Leo works on his fire part. Nico is still fading from shadow travel, but he, along with Percy, Annabeth, Tyson, Grover, Frank, and Reyna convince the two camps to stop fighting, though there have already been many casualties. (Most well known being Clarisse, having died protecting one of the younger campers (whom she had earlier been teasing) who had snuck up to help fight. Octavian fires himself, though many try to stop him. Jason flies Hazel and Piper to the ground in time and Leo promises to jump and says him “you’ll have to catch me” line from Lost Hero. Leo doesn’t jump and with the combined efforts of Hazel, Jason, Piper, Festus, and the two sacrifices of Octavian and Leo Geia is defeated.
Leo saves Calypso from Oygia and the two return to camp to find his memorial being presented by Nico with the 7 and coach hedge speaking on his behalf. The two wait until Coach finishes to enter the area. Annabeth just cries out, “NOT AGAIN” (Because of Percy and MT. St helens) and Nico chuckles. Piper punches Leo in the face after he makes a joke and the 7 + Nico and Coach hedge give him hugs. Calypso and Percy fist bump and Percy apologizes for not following up with the gods.
Then, Celebration is had for Leo’s return and Nico and Percy make sure the two get dumped in the lake for their initiation.
The creation myth of the Slavs varied slightly from tribe to tribe. The creation begins with a golden egg in which the supreme god Rod resides. It was Rod who was in charge of creating the visible earth, and was the parent of all life on earth.
Rod breaks out of the Golden Egg, and immediately creates himself a companion - Mother Lada, the goddess of love. With this love he breaks through the darkness. He cuts the umbilical cord with a rainbow and straight away gets to work, separating the oceans and seas from the skies, light from darkness, and truth from deceit. He divides the world into 3 parts: Prav - which is the place for gods; Yav’ - the visible world; and Nav - the underworld. He then bore Mother Earth, who immediately disappeared into the depths of the ocean where she was kept for a while.
The sun was made from Rod’s face; and the moon from his chest; the stars from his eyes; the sunrise from his eyebrows; the nights from his thoughts; the winds from his breath; the rain and snow from his tears; and his voice became thunder and lightning.
He then created a son and breathed life into him. That was Svarog, who was in charge of the rest of the details of earth’s creation. Rod gave him four heads so that he could see all ends of the earth, and he made him the mighty god of the forge - the blacksmith of earth’s existence.
Svarog paved a specific path for the sun to follow around the earth, thus creating night and day. The alternation of the sun with the moon gets the ocean to make waves and foam, and, feeling satisfied, he realizes Mother Earth is missing.
In the distance he notices a little grey duck swimming above a dark hole in the water. He asks the duck if she has seen Mother Earth, and the duck says that she’s down at the bottom of the ocean. Svarog asks the duck to go get her, and the duck disappears and returns a year later saying that it couldn’t hold it’s breath long enough. It asks for help in retrieving Mother Earth from the ocean’s abyss, and Svarog then calls for Rod, who then blows a mighty wind, stirring up the ocean, and the duck dives back down. 2 years pass and the duck returns saying, “I got closer this time but still ran out of breath.” So Svarog calls upon Rod again, who brings a storm upon the ocean and shoots lightning into the duck. The duck dives down and is gone for 3 years. After 3 years the duck returns with a branch in her mouth. Svarog takes the branch, and rubbing it in his palms begins to command the forces of the world: “Make warmth, Sun! Light up, Moon! Blow, Wind! We must save Mother Earth, our nurturer.” All the elements come together, and the wind blows the branch away from Svarog’s hands. As it falls into the ocean, the sun shines, heating the ocean, and as the water evaporates the Mother Moist Earth appears at the surface, and the moon quickly cools her down.
Now that the earth had risen to the surface, Svarog creates 3 underworld kingdoms.
To make sure that the earth doesn’t fall back in the deep ocean, Svarog creates a great and mighty snake, Yusha, whose fate is to hold Mother Earth above water. If the snake moves the earth will quake.
Hello! Do you have any spells that help deal with heartbreak or loss? Thank you
Hello there my dear. I do indeed have a spell for heartbreak, and extend my heartfelt sympathies to the person suffering it in your life just now - if indeed there is one. Look here with me *opens book of shadows*
Cast this spell on a Friday, the day sacred to Venus, when you have been let down in love and you think your heart will never mend. It will. Some of the ingredients may have to be specially bought: make sure that they are consecrated before you use them.
You will need: A teabag of strawberry tea A willow wand Sea salt Two pink candles A mirror A pink drawstring bag A crystal of quartz A copper coin A crystal bowl that has some sentimental value to you One teaspoon of orris root powder One teaspoon of dried jasmine One teaspoon of yarrow A small handful of strawberry leaves Ten drops of apple blossom essential oil Ten drops of strawberry essential oil
Place one of the pink candles at the end of a bath and start to fill it with warm water. With the water running, prepare a cup of strawberry tea. When the bath is ready, light the candle and soak in the warm water until you feel relaxed enough to weave the spell. As you dry off, sip the strawberry tea and then dab the strawberry oil around your face.
Make your way to your altar and cast a circle with the willow wand. Now light the second pink candle and put the other ingredients into the bowl. Stir them thoroughly, saying as you do:
Mother Earth I ask you for nurture and protection. Give me the confidence to use the strengths I have. And let it be done, that it harm no one.
When everything is thoroughly mixed, look at your reflection in the mirror and say:
Mother Earth, help me to be the person I know I am, And let me overcome my difficulty. And let it be done, that it harm no one.
Pour half the mixture into the drawstring bag along with the coin and the crystal and close the magic making in the usual way. Leave the bowl containing the other half in a place where you will be able to enjoy the fragrance. Keep the bag with you at all times and sleep with it under your pillow until you feel that your broken heart is healing. (x)
1. My view is that climate change is the most pressing problem of our humanity. It is and will continue to be the hardest, most anxiety producing, issue to work on but its solutions have the biggest benefits. It’s an issue that encompasses so many other problems we have today. It’s solutions will not just improve our environmental outlook but offer help in solving other pressing issues.
2. In my community, Chicago in the US, it’s in the 40s (fairenheight) and raining in January. I should be biking my commutes in the snow, not the cold rain.
3. My message to world leaders is to lead by example and show us that you care about our future. Educate your younger colleagues, family members, and mentees on how to problem solve and train them on how to implement action out of ideas and decisions. You may not have the answers we need, but the younger generations do. Focus on innovation and sharing. Share with us your expertise and experience so we can all do more to help our Mother Earth.
Protect the wild
Protect the land from the greed of man
Take down the dams
Stand up to oil
Protect the plants and renew the soil
Who’s gonna stand up and save the earth?
Who’s gonna say that she’s had enough?
Who’s gonna take on the big machine?
Who’s gonna stand up and save the earth?
This all starts with you and me!
Excerpt from Neil Young’s song “Who’s Gonna Stand Up?”