k so i have approx 4 hours until this coffee wears off & i can go to sleep. that sounds like just enough time to fall in love, internally wrestle with some existential conflict regarding that love, break my own heart, and fall out of love again. who is keen?
So I've been very lazy with my studying toward witch craft and therefore I'm going back to the beginning~ lol. Any advice for a little witch?
Some Advice for Getting Started:
*Start with things that interest you!*
I know i get terribly bored very quickly (gemini curse lmao) so i find that if i dive into stuff i’m interested in learning about, that it will tend to hold my attention longer and help me get back into the swing of things! So in my example one of my first things i researched when i was starting out was about Crystals and their properties/uses in magic! From there i was able to use that as a sort of base jumping off point for my magical practice! And if you find something you were learning about doesn’t seem like it fits you/your style/ your practice then drop it and move on to the next thing!
No Questions Are Stupid Questions
No Questions Are Stupid Questions
No Questions Are Stupid Questions!!!! Questions mean you care enough to try and learn more about something! I’m pretty much always here and will try my best to answer as best as i am able And if I can’t i will do my best to help direct you to someone more knowledgeable!
*TAKE YOUR TIME!*
This one is important because most of the time i feel like i see baby/beginner witches try really REALLY hard to “reach the same level” as other witches as quickly as possible when in reality that just hurts THEIR path in the long run. Your path is your own, take it at your own pace. Enjoy the little bumps along the way and find the “Roses of your Path” (the things that make you want to stop and appreciate them: the satisfaction of calling your first Storm, the chill of the night air when you set out your first Full Moon Water, the spark when you find that one crystal.) Enjoy it. Enjoy your path, Enjoy your Craft.
*Use the Things you Already Own!*
Another thing i see beginners getting hung up on (myself included, i was/am extremely guilty of this lol) is wanting to go out and buy a ton of supplies. try looking around your house for things that can be re purposed. Old Spaghetti Sauce Jars can be cleaned and used as spell jars, deity altars/shrines, or ingredient storage! Take pictures from old magazines and make a collage Altar on paper! Use a composition notebook as your Book Of Shadows! Your old broken glasses case can be used as a case for your portable altar! Dig around and see if there are extra candles you haven’t used in a while! Wash out and save those eggshells from your cooking to use as spell ingredients! It takes some creative thinking but you can reclaim pretty much anything for your craft!
*Look for Bargains!* For one thing prices can be outrageous for actual craft materials: like Crystals and Gems? Truly truly truly outrageous. So keep your eyes peeled for bargains and deals! Some of the best places to look for things on the cheap would be Dollar Stores, Flea Markets, Thrift Shops, Garage/Estate Sales! Most of the time in those places you can try haggling to get things at a cheaper price (or get more for less.) It really just depends on the place but you can find the most interesting assortments of things! Keep your eyes peeled in your general day to day life as well see if there are sales at your local grocery store for seed packets, seasonal items/holiday items (look for the sales afterwords to really save haha) The internet is a great place to look, i know Ebay has sellers who sell raw crystals/ crystal chunks by the pound. There’s also places to buy spices in bulk too .
*Don’t Compare Your Path to Others!* Your Path is Your Path, Their Path is Their Path. Being online and part of the witchy community in tumblr means that there are a lot of ideas being shared from people’s paths and their views on how they think magic should be practiced. What works for them might not work for you and vice versa. Only YOU can decide what is best for you and your path. and on that note:
*Figure Out What YOU Want Out of Your Path!* When you get some time, sit down and write out all the things you want to get from your path and think critically about how you want magic to work in your daily life. Do you want it to be Super Formal or more casual? perhaps a mix of the two? Test the waters! Try things once and if you don’t like it then you know and can move on to the things that work better for your lifestyle/craft/path! Some examples from my list that i can think of right now would be: -Better knowledge of Crystals/ Crystal remedies and their healing properties -Daily research -aka tumblr- -Appreciating Nature more (Whenever i go on walks with my dog i try to pick up some litter if/when i see it) -Daily Deity appreciation -aka deity aesthetic reblogs to @theemeraldgod & Pintrest-
it seems that lately lesbophobia has been increasing alarmingly. it’s become fashionable to hate lesbians and lesbophobes are taking advantage of that to spew vile garbage about us.
i want all of you to know this: no matter what terrible things non-lesbians say about us, they’re wrong. lesbians are fucking incredible. our existence is a good thing; we are a valuable part of the world. and that means every single one of you is valuable. please don’t ever forget that.
What the hell guys,
Like okay, I know you can like minicat, but this is terrible.
Mini is literally in the hospital and Tyler is just being himself and comforting Craig the way he does and like? I read through a lot, and I only found some that were appropriate which was “Maybe you should visit him” or “hope mini get’s better”
ONE PERSON SAID “YOU GUYS SHOULD FUCK”
This is terrible, please stop. If you are someone who has done this, saying they should fuck whEN THE OTHER IS IN THE FUCKING HOSPITAL?
You can unfollow me.
This is unacceptable behavior from people who are their fans.
No- you guys aren’t even fans, this is terrible.
TL;DR: stop fucking posting shit about them fucking when one is in the hospital. If you do unfollow me thanks
Preface: I wrote this on mobile, so please forgive format errors. If it’s just terrible, please let me know! I will hop on my computer later and fix it, if need be! ~
Yesterday I posted about being connected with a new spiritual companion, courtesy of @magickalmenagerie. I’ve had class and 2 shifts at work since then, but I managed to squeeze in an hour for a mini-interview, to break the ice a little!
Here’s what I used to speak with him:
-Black Tourmaline Pendulum (protection from negativity; not from my new friend, just anything else that might be listening!)
- Spirit Board (Standard Yes/No/Maybe board. Also because it’s just. so. pretty.)
- Frankincense and Mhyrr Incense (Frankincense for purification and a boost to spirituality; Mhyrr because it has similar properties, and it also used for attraction.)
- White Tea Lights (signifies purity, peace, spiritual strength. White is also often used for meditation and divination)
-Amethyst (stability, boosts psychic ability) +
-Quartz (protection, energy booster) +
-Selenite (enhances energy, mental clarity, helps with spirit work) +
So, after my altar was prepped, our pendulum was programmed, and we were all settled in, we got down to business.
First, I properly introduced myself. We had sat with each other, feeling out our respective energies and how they meshed. It was a lot like an awkward first date, but in a good way. We were nervous, but excited. This time, however, we were going to communicate formally.
Once introductions were our of the way, I started with the easy stuff. Verifying the information that was on the slip I received, and the proper pronunciation of his name. When I asked if he liked it here so far, I received a slightly dramatic swing, an enthusiastic “Yes!”
I moved on, to some ground rules and courtesy questions. He asked that I don’t share his true name, so I countered with the idea of a nickname, and he was immediately receptive. I listed a few ideas, but none elicited any excitement.
After a bit, I felt something that I can only describe as a sort of ‘nudge’. Not quite physical, but not completely ethereal. Kind of a, “Hey, what’s the deal? I can tell you’re holding back.”
I sheepishly admitted that, after contacting Magical Menagerie, I had wondered if this might happen. But of all the names I had thought to ask, there was one I really liked. The pendulum began to swing again, he urged me on. I could almost hear him, “Say it! I already know!”, in a playful tone.
And holy shit guys. The pedulum gained momentum, and I swear I could feel him at that moment. He was right there, amused as hell that I was embarassed about it. So I went out on a limb ~ I asked him, once he was connected with me, if he had sensed it, or if he had reached out to me and I missed it. In return, the pendulum swung the classic “No answer/I’m not telling”. Typical sly fox, no?
The conversation continued naturally after that. We were comfortable, and I was enjoying myself so much! We even discussed how he might help me in my craft, and the possibility of making a protection jar for our home, since he’s very much a home and hearth spirit. But my hour of free time was nearing an end, so one of the last things I asked was if Carbuncle wanted to accompany me to work, since I had a spare necklace or two with no adornments lying around, but that was a “No.”
So, like the cheeky witch I am, I jokingly asked if that was because he would be there anyway… and he responded in kind, with some silly swing that could’ve been a yes, or even a maybe. Sly fox, indeed…
I get the impression that we’re going to be incredibly happy with each other’s company. :)
This is my first go at spirit keeping, so I was initially worried that I might not be able to connect well, or that I might commit some snafu, despite being excited as hell to adopt a new member into my family. Now, I’m confident that this was an amazing idea. I can’t wait to develop this bond even further. Carbuncle and I will be two peas in our snuggly, family pod!
Thanks for reading. Love and light to all of you!
+ [NOTE: I like to give credit where credit is due. I don’t normally involve crystals when I do divination, but I stumbled across @letthebroomfly’s masterpost, titled “A Spirit-Workers Holy Grail, and decided to incorporate a few!]
✫ ↦ There was no destruction around here, which meant that the vigilante had found himself somewhere where the omnics had never touched - which seemed incredibly unlikely, fingers pushing through his beard, he was long out of cigars and long out of a drink. Opting to find a bar, the vigilante could sniff one out like a blood hound and it was only a couple minutes before he was sitting at a bar stool. “Ay, potion maker - I need some of your strongest potions for battle.” The man wanted to deter from the fact he looked as if he was straight out of a old western film, and was looking to just get a laugh out of anyone.
Your fandom is small, your ship's dead, hood is deader than dead and you had the worst storyline out of all ships on this show. But enjoy your 3 episodes with fake Hood!
Ahem. Four episodes, five if you count the midseason finale. If you’re gonna be disparaging, at least be accurate about it.
We all know the storyline was terrible? I don’t know why you think that’s a good argument against OQers, we hate the storyline more than anyone. lol
Our ship is very much alive, tyvm. Robin dying did not kill the ship – it’s still full of wonderfully talented artists and writers and readers and commenters who bring their story to life day in and day out. Ships live on past character deaths, past series finales, etc.
And our fandom is certainly not the smallest for the show, but I honestly don’t know why you think it matters? It’s certainly bigger than you think it is, so I don’t much care about your inaccurate perception of it.
Soooo I got my bunny tights in yesterday! I wanted to show what they look like on me but I’m really insecure! So I’m posting the pic of me in them under a “keep reading” for anyone who wants to see them or whatever! ^^
Please Shun, no hurting the fragile tomato, i know you're both in a terrible spot but you guys just started getting along 😢
Episode 145: 終わりなき反逆 – Owarinaki Hangyaku
A Decisive Duel!
Kurosaki vs. Yuya!
Still can’t accept that he has lost his sister, Kurosaki turns his violent rage toward Yuya…! Yuya then challenges Kurosaki to a Duel. A sorrowful and intense battle between the two begin!
This week’s Leo: regretting his plan!
Leo regrets that his plan to revive Ray has ruined many people’s lives and relationships. Leo then reveals the truth about the connection between Ray and Ruri to Kurosaki and Yuya…
I am so terrible at being patient, I want to know who we can romance in Andromeda so!! bad!! Looks like Vetra is gonna be straight so I’m not holding my breath there… but surely Sara will have more than Jaal?
Sorry about your acting ;( hope you get cast in more roles soon!! Could I please request “But I want to hear you sing" with Bucky and ticklish little sis? And if you want, Steve could come in at some point? I feel as though he'd be really close to Bucky's sister and think of her as his own ❤️ 😍 Love your writing, it makes me so happy ❤️
Thanks for the kind words about my failed acting hobby lol :) And of course I’ll write you a lil BuckyxReader fic thingy :D
“But I want to hear you sing.”
“James, I said no,” you huffed.
Bucky chuckled and nudged you, “Buhut why? I won’t judge you if you’re terrible. Even though I know you’re not because I’ve heard you sing in the shower,” he grinned.
You blushed even darker than you already were, “I won’t sing in front of you.”
Bucky sighed and rested his chin on his fist, elbow already propped up on the bed he was laying on, “Why not? Why are you afraid? It’s just me, Y/N.”
You rubbed your arm nervously, “I don’t sound good…” you mumbled under your breath.
Bucky rolled his eyes and got up on his knees, looking right at you. He smiled when he thought of something, “Okay, then don’t sing. But I still wanna hear something from you.”
You were confused and you looked at your big brother, “Uhh… what?”
“Your laugh,” Bucky grinned and pounced on you, digging his fingers into your sides.
You squealed and fell on your bed on the bed, your arms clamping down over your sensitive sides, “AhahaHAHA! W-WAHAHAIT! JAHAHAHAMES!”
Damn you for always being so damn sensitive.
Bucky chuckled, “Thihis sounds musical to me,” he padded his fingers around your belly next, making sure to teasingly trace his fingers at your waistline, knowing the amusing squeaks and snorts that always produced.
“Whahat’s going on in here?” Steve walked in and grinned at the scene before him.
“She wouldn’t sing for me so this is her punishment.”
“Oho, I guess that’s…. even?” Steve chortled and leaned against the doorframe.
“STEHEVE! HeheheHEHELP– EEP! HEHEHE’S KILLING MEHEHEHEHE!” you begged the other man you basically considered your other brother.
Steve grinned, “Hmm… I’ll consider it,” he walked over and scratched his fingers against Bucky’s sole.
Bucky yelped, “Ah! Steheve, thahat’s cheating!” he chuckled and kicked his foot away.
You got your opening and kneaded Bucky’s ribs. He huffed out a suppressed chuckle, but started laughing as you kept it up, Steve helping get Bucky pinned instead.
“Thahahanks, Steve!” you beamed at the avenger and tortured your brother happily, “No singing today. Better luck next time, Buck.”
OK that is a terrible shirt Raúl is wearing though. I know we love our baby Raúl but you kind have to admit some of his fashion choice aren’t always the best. But your son is uber cute and that is an awesome t-shirt, Meg!!!
Hahahaha I just love because he gets grabbed up by a wardrobe person and it’s “yes, this man’s gonna get put in a suit, let’s do this” but then you see interviews and he’s in cargo shorts, a ridiculous shirt, and maybe wearing shoes. He’s a precious lil plum for real and I love him but him and my son dress the same and my son is 4.
And thank you!!!! :) He’s a sweet lil dude, even if he likes monkeys on his shirt bahaha.
I dunno if it's a secret?? But it slightly bothers me when someone is new to the fandom and they're like I'm new and wanna meet people, and the person they ask always gives out these mega popular blogs. I dunno it seems kinda unfair to me.
i mean, i only recommend the best and i know who are kind, and only vecause my memory is terrible, but the reason people give out popular blog names is probably because those popular blog names are seen a lot.
Just in case you were wondering what happened to my Sims...
Long time no see, everyone!
I know I haven´t been the most active Simblr lately, and I feel like giving an explanation (Just in case someone gives a f*ck)
As some of you may know, six months ago I went through a terrible breakup. Worst part of it was not the end of the story itself but how it completely destroyed me. I couldn´t recognize myself in the mirror anymore.
Thanks to the gods, I´d been blessed with good fellas (even if I didn´t expect them!) and they have helped me a lot to fight the negative feelings that were leading to a really dark place.
How on Earth was I supposed to lead someone´s life (no matter if it was virtual) if I couldn´t lead my own? So I felt like erasing everything.
Then, something changed in the back of my mind. I realized that I was judging myself through the eyes of someone who didn´t love me anymore. How was that fair?
That moment of awakening made me want to take back everything that I had been neglecting. But I´ve tried to do it all at f*cking once because I am at THAT level of stubborness. From one day to another I intended to jump from being a couch potato to fit-as-hell; from an over-9000 level of anxiety to being the epithome of the cool, calm, collected people; from not having washed my hair in a week (yes, guys this is real) to looking flawless everyday. And the list goes on.
And then it´s when my head explodes xDDD
No, for real. I´m preparing myself for big changes, because I´m really tired of the-rest-of-the-world-saying-how-much-I´m-worth. I´m trying to value my leisure time as much as my work time (and for a workaholic that´s a reeeaaally difficult thing to do).
I know I´m taking the right steps. Just be patient :*
one of the reasons mental illness sucks so fucking much is because people around you can literally tell you again and again that they love you, that they think you’re cool and funny, that they support you in every way, that you’re talented or intelligent, and no matter how many times they say it you’ll always cringe and shake your head and say “no, no i’m not, really” but the SECOND someone says one bad thing about you, even just once. You believe it completely.