holding bottle

Alexander and John were sitting on the roof side by side, Lafayette sitting at a distance holding a bottle of apple cider that was to be popped on the very second of the new year. They were sitting near the top, having the best view of the night sky as it lit up with fireworks. They noticed a couple of other people had gotten the same idea and were sitting on their roofs as well. Alex had his head rested against John’s shoulder, his eyes on the sky.

Though John was previously watching the fireworks with the other two, his attention had shifted to Alexander, the glow of color on his face with every spark and boom. Alexander’s face was so small and round and smooth, and his lips look so soft… John could feel his heart beating and his face grow hot, hoping that if he was blushing the darkness would cover it up.

Alexander caught him staring and grinned. “Hey, you know what we should do?” he asked as he sat up. “Start saying our resolutions. We can write them down later. Here, I’ll start!” He cleared his throat, puffing out his chest. John and Lafayette giggled at his goofiness. “I, Alexander Hamilton, do solemnly swear to write twice as much as I have in the past year,” he declared.

John guffawed and shoved him lightly, careful not to accidentally push him off the roof. “Alex, that’s crazy! You’d have to write non-stop to complete that goal!”

“As if he doesn’t write non-stop already,” Lafayette commented with a chuckle.

Alex rolled his eyes playfully. “Alright, French Fry. What’s your resolution?”

Laf shrugged. “Oh, nothing as marvelous as yours, mon ami. I just hope to learn more English. It’s getting better, no?” The other two nodded with confirmation. Lafayette pumped his fist in the air triumphantly. His friends laughed.

“And you, my dearest Laurens?” Alex teased, elbowing him in the rib.

John chuckled, rubbing his arm nervously. “Well… I guess I’ll try to work more on my grades, get into less fights…” His eyes softened as he stared at Alexander. “Speak my mind as confidently as you.”

“When have you ever been one to hold back, John Laurens?” Alexander joked, poking him in the chest. He blinked when he saw a flash of hurt cross John’s face, scooting closer to him. “Hey… What’s wrong?” he asked, reaching out to touch his face.

John winced at the gentle contact but didn’t pull away. “W-well, I…” He heard the neighbors start to count down from thirty. Ah, so it was starting. He exhaled. Now or never, Laurens. Alex already knew he was gay, he knew he was bi, it was possible. Sure, the two of them were best friends, but best friends had been known to develop romantic feelings for each other and start dating. It was cliche as hell, but he didn’t really care. He wanted Alexander… And he hoped that Alexander wanted him back.

“Alex, can I confess something?” He was going to start this new year off right.

Alex squeezed his arm. “John, you can tell me anything,” he assured.

Another comforting sigh. They were on twenty now. “So, we’ve known each other for a little over a year now. You’re the closest friend I’ve got, and I-” Down to ten. He gulped. “I’m not throwing away my shot.”

Alex blinked. “What do you mean?” he asked, tilting his head to the side. John’s face flushed red, glowing brighter than the night sky as it filled with a plethora of fireworks, his heart was beating faster than the explosions in the background.

“Seven, six, five, four, three, two, one…!”

John grabbed Alex’s shoulders. “Kiss me,” he whispered. Alexander didn’t need to be told twice, leaning forward to press their lips together. John was a little taken aback that Alexander initiated it, but found he didn’t care so much as he returned the affection, letting his eyes flutter close. Alexander Hamilton… He was kissing Alexander Hamilton!

“Happy New Year!”

100 Tips for the Secret Witch! 

  1. Use a shoe box to hide your more obvious items.
  2. Keep herbs stored in ziploc bags to easily conceal them.
  3. Take up “rock collecting”.
  4. Candles and incense because they “smell good!”
  5. Use an Altoids tin as an altar.
  6. Buy crystal jewelry.
  7. Use perfume to cleanse.
  8. Essential oils can be used in place of most herbs and are less obvious.
  9. Get into cooking, buying herbs is justified then. Plus, kitchen magic!
  10. Use old makeup/perfume/mason jars for spell jars.
  11. You can use almost any necklace as a pendulum.
  12. Use spice jars for tiny spell bottles.
  13. Put an altar in a spare drawer.
  14. Playing cards can be used in place of tarot cards and are very common.
  15. There are a lot of virtual apps geared towards witches that are easily hidden.
  16. You can put sigils, tiny crystals, among other things in lockets to hide them but be able to wear them.
  17. Farmer’s almanacs are just as good as the witch geared ones if you add some information to them, and they are more mundane.
  18. Acorn caps make good biodegradable offering cups.
  19. Get into crafts! You can make some really cool witch stuff that can also just be taken as “artsy”.
  20. Taking a few pinches from your parent’s kitchen cabinets is never a bad idea . Unless caught.
  21. Store things in big, boring looking books.
  22. Seashells and rocks with natural holes make great windchime elements.
  23. You can say your bos/grimoire is a dream journal, which are fairly common and not suspicious.
  24. Draw sigils on with lotion or washable marker.
  25. A tea bag in your clothing drawer can help imbue clothing with the attributes of the tea you use.
  26. Draw sigils on the bottom of your shoes.
  27. Make a virtual altar instead of a physical one.
  28. Always remember to clear that browsing history!
  29. Draw small sigils on your nails then cover them with nailpolish.
  30. Pretty much everything at a craft store can be used for witchcraft. Except maybe the older people who shop there.
  31. You can buy really really small jars online and make them traveling spell jars.
  32. You can enchant jewelry to keep spells close to you.
  33. You can make friendship bracelets/lanyards with colors corresponding to your intent.
  34. Enchanting something you wear daily like glasses or shoes with a ward is something that could be done if one doesn’t wear jewelry.
  35. If you’re into sewing/cross-stitching: incorporate secret sigils into the design.
  36. You can grow plant ingredients under the guise of eating healthier.
  37. Buy soap/shampoo etc with scents to match different intents.
  38. Pencil cases are inconspicuous!
  39. You can use birthday candles instead of actual candles.
  40. Obtaining scented candles a covert way of having colored candles… and if you want scentless you can just say you like the aesthetic but not the smell.
  41. Bath salts can have magical intent and be just as effective as a for bath.
  42. Doodling is a great way to cover up sigils in a notebook.
  43. Grow plants. Collect rainwater. Say rainwater is for plants. Cackle to self.
  44. Make a private discord server for taking to deities.
  45. Threads that hang off of clothing or coats are good for thread magic so long as you don’t have to do a ton with them.
  46. Cleaning and cleansing go hand in hand.
  47. Virtual or sketched altar.
  48. Usually the isle that carries Ethnic food carries SUPER cheap herbs.
  49. All astrology is just you getting really into horoscopes.
  50. If you want a more accurate birth chart, ask your parents for your time of birth. Say it’s out of curiosity.
  51. Weird witch stuff lying around? You like the aesthetic from Charmed.
  52. Sigils don’t have to be considered witchcraft. Say they’re like a good luck charm.
  53. Make your own jewelry, beads, gems,threads, color correlation, etc.
  54. Pinterest boards are great for various things. Dedicating things to deities, saving spells, etc.
  55. Stuffed animals as representations of deities.
  56. Thread magic = sewing and crocheting.
  57. Side blogs on Tumblr are similar to pinterest boards!
  58. Sigils on the bottom of hair spray cans for glamours.
  59. Nail Polish = color correlation.
  60. Quote: “My room smells weird so that’s why I’m burning like 100 candles and some incense”. Works every time.
  61. You can make your own tarot cards with inconspicuous symbols and photos on them, say they’re drawings.
  62. Fairy lights in your room because they “look cool”.
  63. Put your bos in something that looks like a school notebook.
  64. Leave offerings outside if safe. Bury them! But don’t bury things that are bad for the enviroment!!!
  65. If you want to use a ouija board, there are quite a few virtual ones.
  66. Any herbs you can get be purely for tea and nothing else.
  67. If someone catches you meditating, tell them it’s for relaxation.
  68. Draw sigils on the top of your ceiling fan. The fan will charge them while on! - Not recommended you do with a permanent marker!
  69. Draw a sigil on the charger base of your electronic devices.
  70. Charge your makeup/hair products/perfume/cologne up with whatever you’d like.
  71. Lemon water makes a great cleansing spray and is usually not suspicious.
  72. Sigils inside your phone case!
  73. Enchant your jewelry or watches.
  74. Draw a sigil with a white crayon on paper.
  75. Put a pouch of herbs in your clothing drawers, if someone finds them, say it’s to decrease bad smells.
  76. Incorporate magic into art.
  77. Write poetry to your deities.
  78. Study herb pouch and gemstones in your backpack.
  79. Oils and herb pillow for your glasses case to encourage clear vision.
  80. Make your own paper and use flowers/seeds/etc to create a design.
  81. Sticky notes for sigils inside a school locker.
  82. Correlate your clothing to your intent that day.
  83. Sigils on a hair ribbon or enchanted ribbon.
  84. Put your intent into your food and drinks.
  85. Learn to make your own tea.
  86. Keep a penny in your pocket for luck.
  87. Google drive vs physical bos if you’re worried about your parents seeing it
  88. Slowly start buying candles and bam you wont be questioned because they are just candles!
  89. Craft store stars painted with black-light paint placed on your ceiling in constellation arrangements.
  90. Drink fruit infused water/tea.
  91. Carry salt in old film bottles or similar cases to help cleanse your purse or bag.
  92. Salt packets are free at fast food places.
  93. Enchant your bank account/wallet/piggy bank/etc so that it charges your money!
  94. Use travel size medicine bottles to hold random mini witch things: twig,  pebbles, sand, salt, etc. 
  95. Draw elemental items to encourage their energies around you.
  96. Leave sticky notes with magical symbols on your desk or in your locker to generate positive energy for the next school day overnight.
  97.  Terrariums and shadowboxes have always been popular, make it your altar or invitation to the fae.
  98. Fairy gardens have been a thing for a long, long time. They’re not suspicious and very good for attracting the fae!
  99. Enchant counter bowls of fruit or breads so that the food decays slower.
  100. Remember that no matter what, whether you can openly practice or not, that you are just as valid of a witch!  

Hundreds of time travellers have gathered to watch the most important moment in human history. However, you, half naked and holding an empty bottle of beer, are wondering why all of these people are staring at you.

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Have a coke and a smile

Photos by Carey Lynne Fruth and Sophie Spinelle of Shameless Photography

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[image desc: 5 photos of me, a nonbinary indian wheelchair user, as a pin up vampire (1) me in a classic pinup coke pose (2) me holding a coke bottle filled with blood with one leg over the side of my wheelchair showing fangs with blood on my lip (3) me holding a champagne glass of blood with blood dripping from my lip (4) me holding the coke bottle with blood dripping from my lip (5) a glamour shot of me with blood on my neck]

Come Hell or Highwater Spell 🌊

a spell to prepare you for difficult times ahead, and give you the power to rise. 

🌊  gather: a jar, twine, high tide sea water, honeysuckle, lavender, lime peel, black salt, wax, and a self representative object.

🌊  prepare and dry the herbs, in the oven or naturally

🌊  charge with personal energy, and add the representative object  

🌊  ring the jar’s lid with black salt and seal thoroughly with wax, bind bottleneck with twine, secure with a strong knot. 

🌊  go to the beach when the water is at high tide, hold the bottle in the water as it comes in, letting the waves wash over it. while doing this, chant:

“come hell or high water
i rise with the tide
this time and after
the sea will be on my side.”

🌊  do not litter the bottle in the water, take it back with you, keep in case you need to perform the ritual again. 

Favorite things from gmod videos
  • The Spy slithering along the ground like a snake while snorting
  • The Medic holding up a pill bottle and saying “not medicine”
  • “I am Painis Cupcake. I will eat your nuts!”
  • A character’s model being swapped out for the low-poly version paired with that gross fleshy sound
  • The growling sound the Sniper makes
  • Merasmus holding holding up a container filled with a white substance and saying “I have cum!”
  • Those wooden cow props that say “MeeM”
  • Literally any sound the Soldier makes

Yuuri’s status as a fan

Remember how we all headcanon the idea that Victor eventually will stumble upon Yuuri’s huge stash of posters?

I’m pretty sure it already happened. Just not with posters. In the first episode, when Yuuri returns to Ice Castle to skate Stammi Vicino, if you look at the bottom left corner, you’ll see a piece of striped cloth.

In episode 4, we are clearly shown what it is. 

That’s right. It’s a bag of some sort (to hold a water bottle or his skate guards?). The haphazard stitching/outline of the cloth suggests that it was done by an amateur (maybe a gift from Yuuko or Yuuri made it himself?). It then also implies that this was an item gifted/owned by Yuuri for quite a while. It is an item that Yuuri treasures. I’m just taken aback by how bold it is. Victor’s name is stitched right in the center. This bag is placed along with all of Yuuri’s clothes and equipment out in the open. Victor would’ve undoubtedly seen this cute creation that Yuuri never tried to hide. 

I can just imagine Victor picking it up and grinning like an idiot. 

EDIT: 

+disclaimer: please don’t take this too seriously.

  • Me: *decides to pour myself some apple juice*
  • Me: *cant open the bottle*
  • Me: *gets frustrated and tears up*
  • Me: *sits on the floor and wails* DADDDYYYY
  • Daddy: *runs into the kitchen at full speed, panting* WHATS WRONG BABY?
  • Me: *holds up the bottle* help
  • Daddy: *laughs and shakes head* yes princess
  • Daddy: *opens the bottle and picks me up*
  • Daddy: *pours juice into a sippy cup and kisses my forehead*
  • Lucy: Natsu kissed me.
  • Levy: Ohmygodohmygod
  • Erza: Okay, alright. We want to hear everything. Cana, get the wine. Lucy, does this end well or do we need to get tissues?
  • Lucy: Oh, it ended very well.
  • Cana: (Holding three bottles of wine)Do not start without me. Do not start without me.
  • Levy: Okay, alright, let’s hear about the kiss. Was it like a soft brush against your lips? Or was it like an "I gotta have you now” kind of thing?
  • Lucy: Well, at first it was really intense, you know. And then, oh god, and then we just sort of sunk into it.
  • Cana: Okay, so, were you holding him? Or were his hands like on you?
  • Lucy: No, actually first they started on my waist. And then, they slid up, and then, they were on my shoulders.
  • Cana, Levy, and Erza: Ohhhhh.
  • In the next room
  • Natsu: And, uh, and then I kissed her.
  • Gray: Tongue?
  • Natsu: Yeah.
  • Gray: Cool.