i have a lot of naval feels

the loved ones

an anon sent me a prompt a hot minute ago to the effect of “Richard is a total know-it-all, but especially about Jared.” this is… sort of about that but mostly tries to answer some other questions i had about their relationship, Jared’s life offscreen and outside of the Pied Piper bubble, and also how “normal people” would feasibly treat the both of them.

that said, this is VERY MUCH lighthearted wish fulfillment, so, pretty average stuff from me LOL.

words: 3,096

content: Richard is bi and bad at communicating, a lot of Jared headcanons that probably contradict the writing, some OCs i was forced to make up to properly tell this story that also definitely contradict the writing.

He has elderly friends. He actually has elderly friends. This is fine.

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Daily Magickal Exercises

These are a set of energy exercises and meditations that I do daily to keep my magickal skills strong. They exercise such skills as visualization, energy manipulation, chakras, energy channeling, centering and grounding, meditation, etc. Once you practice the set a few times it should only take you about 10-15min each time to complete it.

Centering and Grounding:

- A lot of people say “Ground and Center” when the actual process is in reverse. Why would you reach out to another power source before you have gathered your own? To Center yourself find a quiet place and a comfortable sitting position. Close your eyes, make sure your back is straight and breathe deeply and slowly. Focus on your breath and quiet your mind. Now focus on your place of power or energy center. Different people have different energy centers, most feel it is their Solar Chakra (located near the naval or diaphragm) which is where I normally focus. See a ball of bright yellow light shine within you where the naval/diaphragm is located. Visualize this yellow ball of light becoming a small Sun that pulls in all your loose unfocused energy. Breathe softly but deep. Now it is time to Ground. The simplest way is to visualize roots extending from your lower body into the Earth below, then visualize the “black” negative energy (tension, anxiety, stress, doubt) drain from you and be released into the Earth from your roots. The Earth is a strong energy source and will purify any negative energy it receives and recycle it in a positive way. Another way to ground is with what I call the Waterfall of Light, basically you visualize white cosmic light showering down on you washing away all “black” negativity from you, once cleared be sure to drain any remaining light that is within you.

Going Deeper:

- After you have Centered and Ground yourself you will now be able to enter a deeper meditative state. Visualize there is a screen within your mind. On the screen is the number 12, take a deep breathe in, exhale slowly and see the number count down to 11, continue this way until you reach 0. Then affirm silently in your mind “I am now in a deep meditative state.” (*note* when finished with your meditation be sure to count up from 1-12 and back to your normal consciousness.)

Energizing the Chakras:

-Visualize a white cord of light extend from the tip of your spine and root into the earth below, see this cord connect with the Heart of the Earth (the Earths core). Once connected pull the pure Earth energy (seen as either white, green or red in color), pull it up to your Root Chakra (seen at either the tip of the spine or at the anus), breathe in deep and see the Root Chakra shine into a brilliant circling ball of bright red light. Take another deep breathe and pull the Earth energy up to your Sacral/Stomach Chakra, I usually see it at the lower stomach area, see a bright ball of circling orange light. Take a deep breath and pull the Earth energy to your diaphragm which is your Solar Chakra, see a bright ball of circling yellow light blazing like a mini sun. Take a deep breath and pull the Earth energy up to the center of your chest, this is the Heart Chakra, see a bright ball of green light. Take a deep breath and pull the Earth energy up to your throat, this of course is the Throat Chakra, see a bright ball of blue light. Take a deep breath and pull the Earth energy up to the center of your forehead, between the eyes, this is the 3rd Eye Chakra, see a bright ball of purple light. Take a deep breath and pull up the Earth energy to the top of your head, this is the Crown Chakra, see a ball of bright white light. Take a deep breath and hold all seven balls of light as long as you can. When your concentration begins to wane, let the balls of light fade knowing they are charged.


This is great to do right after energizing your chakras. Feel the aura around you and visualize it as a sphere surrounding your body like a force field. I like to visualize my shield as a diamond that takes in good energy but reflects harmful energy. Hold this visualization and say either out loud or silently this statement of intent or something similar, “I am protected from all harm on every level”, say that three times while visualizing your shield. Hold the visualization until your concentration begins to wane then let the image fade knowing that the shield is up and empowered.

Earth Walking

Simply go to a spot with natural surroundings like a backyard or park. At first it’s best to do this barefoot but once you get more comfortable you can do this with your shoes on. First feel your energy and aura within and around you then step onto the grass or earth area. Feel the energy of the Earth below you and try to “breathe through your feet”, basically you are pulling up Earth energy into your body from feet to head. This exercise will help you sense energy better and is a great way to learn how to channel energy as well.

These are simple yet effective magical exercises that will enhance your skills and abilities. Practice them daily or at least 3 times a week. Be sure to record each session you have into a journal or magical diary. Have fun and happy training!

Bright Blessing, T.LH

oceannocturne  asked:

For the meme: Les Mis and Founding Fathers (like Hamilton, I guess)

Want as my mentor: Jean Valjean if he could be counted on to stay in one place and not whip out a wig and sunglasses and escape out the window during my thesis defense.

Bake cupcakes for: everyoonnnnnneeeee but especially the Thenardier kids and JVJ.

Lend my books to: Mabeuf. I Trust him.

Put thumbtacks on the chair thereof: Tholomyyyeeessss.

Have a crush on: ???

Pack up and leave if they moved next door: Thenardier, obviously, but I feel like Marius moving in also suggests Trouble To Come.

Follow as captain of a ship: Enjolras. (I would love more Les Mis naval AUs…)

Pick as my partner in a buddy movie: It depends a lot on what kind of genre this buddy movie is. Are we fighting crime (Feuilly)? Doing crime (Bahorel)? Fighting zombies (Marius)? Going on a roadtrip (Combeferre)? Throwing a bachelor party (Enjolras just for HILARITY)?

Marry: Fantine

Want as my boss: Jean Valjean. Look, I know it went badly that one time, but I bet he gives lots of vacation time and surprise paycheck bonuses and is just generally a great guy to work for aside from some cluelessness about women and hiring issues. (JVJ after raising Cosette is probably an even better boss). 

Sue: Tholomyes; he’s rich AND terrible and has definitely done things worth suing over.

Want as my best friend: Combeferre!

I think I’ll pass on the Founding Fathers because that seems to be a Fraught area of tumblr…

not yet.

Liam Jones meets Emma halfway between the point of moving on, and the world of the living.  My take on what happens after @allison-chase ‘s fic The Darkest Hour is Just Before the Dawn, though this can stand alone. Rated G. 1k. (AO3)

It all fades to black within moments. 

All the thick fog that billowed through the air as thick as black smoke. The shadowed figure covered in a heavy cloak, sword in hand aimed toward her adrenaline rushed heart. Her true love, her Killian Jones, collapsing on his knees beside her. 

Her strongest breaths are given to her parents and her son. She tells them what it meant to her, having a family and finally putting aside being a lost her. 

Her last breaths, the weakest ones, are given to her true love, trembling as though the world were ending. She has never seen him so broken, utterly destroyed beneath absolute devastation. 

And like they’ve done time and time again, they part with a kiss and one last “I love you.” 

My love, my Emma, stay with me please. Don’t go. Please don’t go. Don’t-

And it all fades.

She wakes up to Liam Jones sitting across from her, looking the portrait of precaution and a bit of compassionate understanding. He speaks before she can say anything. 

“I had hoped to reunite with my brother first, but when I heard you were coming, I thought I had to stop you.”

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7 minutes (15/?)

“we’ve been nothing but friends for our whole lives but then we played seven minutes in heaven on a dare and now i think i might actually be in love with you”

Ch 1, Ch 2, Ch. 3, Ch 4, Ch 5, (extra), Ch 6, Ch 7, Ch 8, Ch 9, Ch 10, Ch 11, Ch 12, Ch 13, Ch 14FF

A/N: Thanks for your patience on this one. I needed to get this chapter right. ;)

“Say something!”


Arthur erupts into giggles, almost bouncing right out of the booster seat he’s tucked into as his little legs flail about. Killian reaches out to steady him, happy to play babysitter as the other occupants at the table have more adult conversations.

“Say something else!”

“Something else.”

This time the boy’s laughter is so loud that everyone else can’t help but look over, the smile on Emma’s face as she looks between him and Arthur has his own growing wider at the sight of it. Her hand finds his under the table and he interlaces their fingers before he turns his attention back to the boy at his side.

“My accent is really that funny, lad?”

“Silly Killy!”

“Killy? Oh, I am so calling you that from now on.”

Squeezing her fingers, he looks back over at Emma, hoping she can see the pleading look in his eyes.

“Don’t you dare. You know Dave will pick that nickname up and torture me with it until the end of time.”

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ayashameimaru’s 1K Follower Art Raffle!

First of all I just want to say thank you all for helping me reach 1K followers! I’m super appreciative of each and every one of you for sticking with me, whether you’re follower 1 or 1000. I didn’t think that I would get to this milestone in half the time of my old blog, that’s for sure.

So to show my appreciation I’ll be doing an art raffle. Please read below for further details.

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turning page (22/25)

summary: au; the kingdom of misthaven’s prince killian jones is on the hunt for a bride. enter emma swan, and a whole slew of women from all over the land, in a massive dating game in the middle of building turmoil with the dark one and evil queen. captain swan. (loosely based on the selection by kiera cass)

word count: ~3300

rating: T

also on: ff.net, ao3

catch up here: one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, sixteen, seventeen, eighteen, nineteen, twenty, twenty one

an: Only 3 chapters remaining! In case you missed it: I have posted the start of the parallel Killian POV fic, here. :)

Also thank you to my lovely beta thejeweloftherealm and to my bae wenchswan for reading this and flailing with me when no one else could. :’)

twenty two

The ride back to the castle is agonizing. Emma feels as if her heart could break straight in two. Killian not being where she thought he’d be is certainly enough to do that to her.

But she has faith that he wouldn’t leave without at least saying goodbye, as her father had suggested, so she heads back to the castle as quickly as she can, biting her lip as she considers her feelings for him and how heavy they are.

She hadn’t realized just how much she loves him until this moment, as she’s wondering if she’ll ever get the chance to tell him what’s going on in her head.

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