i made a new one instead

His Angel

Oneshot Request by Anon: Could you do a extended imagine for Wallace? Where the reader is the new replicant he’s made, but he falls in love with you instead. And you help him around because he’s blind, and keep him company.

Author’s note: I personally think he’s a bit out of character in this one, but it fits the request, so I hope y’all don’t mind.

sidenote: thoughts

Your name: submit What is this? 


Author’s/Reader’s P.O.V

Niander Wallace had spent the majority of his life trying to create the perfect replicant. One without flaws, one that worked under complete obedience; simply put better than anything the world had seen before. He was a god, and he wanted to create the perfect angel.
And today, he would finally achieve his goal, even if not quite the way he imagined it.


“Now, let’s have a look at you.” You heard the calm voice of your creator. 

Although, unlike him, you weren’t calm at all. Everything around you was new and unfamiliar. After all, you had just been ‘born’. Suddenly you felt something soft against your skin.
Niander explored your face and body with his hands, “Perfect.”, he whispered, and let you go again. “Get her cleaned up, and then bring her into my office.” – “Yes, Sir.”


After the woman named Luv took you away from your creator, you had been showered and dressed, and then brought to his office. But before she let you step inside, she made it very clear to you how you were to behave. She said that Mr. Wallace had high hopes for you, and if you were to show any signs of failure, she would personally see to your end.
To say that her little speech had shaken you up was an understatement. With fear running through your veins, you finally walked inside the office of the powerful business man.


“Mr. Wallace?”, you asked hesitantly, waiting for any sign that he noticed you were present. “I have been waiting. Come to me.” You took a deep breath, and began walking towards where he was seated. “Sit.”, he motioned to the chair in front of his. Doing as you were told, you sat down and waited for his next instruction.

“So, have they given you a name yet?” You shook your head ‘no’. Niander chuckled lightly, “You’re going to have to speak up, my dear. I cannot see you.” A shy smile spread to your lips, ‘Of course.’ You should’ve noticed the lack of the little flying machines around him. The woman told you about them, how there were Mr. Wallace’s eyes.
“I’m sorry, Sir. No, I do not have a-a name.” – “Pity. Then you may choose one for yourself.” His offer confused you, “You’re giving me a choice, Sir?” – “Yes. Now, choose.”
You thought about it for a moment but then you remembered something you had seen on the way to his office. A name tag locked inside a glass cabinet. It had made you wonder why. Maybe it had been the name of someone important.
“Do you need my help?”, Mr. Wallace asked you, and you could hear the smirk in his voice. “No, Sir. I believe I have found something…suitable.” – “Yes?”
You smiled, “Y/N.” Niander sat back in his chair, “That…is an interesting choice but you are correct. It does suit you. Well done, Y/N.” 

You couldn’t help but feel proud. After feeling rather nervous, considering everything Luv told you, to hear Mr. Wallace praise you, and treat you surprisingly kind, made you happy. “Thank you, Sir.”

“Now, I’m sure you’re wondering why exactly I’ve called you into my office.” – “Actually, no. I was told not to question anything.” You could see him tense up at your statement. “Who said that, Y/N?” 

“Ehm.”, you started fidgeting with your hands, afraid you had said something wrong that would get you into trouble, “Y-your assistant, Sir.” – “I understand. For future references, I want you to ignore her advice. She’s…troubled. Has a lot on her mind.”, Niander dismissed the unwanted behavior by his assistant. “Doesn’t matter now. Would you like to know why you are here?” – “…yes…”, you mumbled quietly.

“You, Y/N, are special. You know, I have created so many of you”, he stood up and started wandering around the room, “each with a purpose to serve this earth, to help the people. But I have found that there could be more to you.” You listened closely, it was clear he didn’t mean you directly but your kind, replicants.

“The past has shown that so many of you are full of flaws. Unfortunately, I do have to blame myself for that, for the creation can only be as good as the creator makes them. But now, here you are.”, he turned around, and it felt like he was directly staring at you. 

“Y/N, the name of a woman that will change everything. Although I do not know how yet.” – “And how do you plan on solving this mystery, Sir?” – “The only way humans have learned for thousands of years. I will have to study you. Which is way I have made arrangements. Your job from now on will be to serve as my assistant.”
Once again you were confused, “But Sir, you already have an assistant.” Mr. Wallace slowly walked towards you, “Luv’s…talents are wasted if she were to stay by my side. She already has been assigned a new job. She is none of your concern.” – “Of course, Sir.”
Niander nodded, “Good. Then let’s move forward. I have made further arrangements for you to stay in my quarters. But before I can allow you access to my home, let me ask you one question.” You gulped, anticipating what he would ask you next.
“Do you want to kill me, Y/N?” 

“What?”, you replied, clearly shocked that he would believe you were capable of doing such a thing, “No, I would never!” He smiled, pleased with your answer, “Very well then, my dear. The day is almost over, I suggest we make our way home.” You took the hint, and stood up, positioning yourself next to him. His hand rose up, and he gently laid it down on your shoulder, squeezing lightly to signal you to start moving.


Time Skip

It had been a few weeks since the day Niander Wallace took you home with him. From all the things you would’ve expected, him being nothing but kind to you, treating you with the utmost respect, and always giving you your own choices, was definitely not what you thought would happen. Yes, he did study you, but really only the first few days. Very quickly, Niander had accepted that you were indeed his perfect angel, unlike any other he had created. But he was also sure, that he didn’t want there to be more like you. He was selfish, he wanted to keep you to himself. Not that he had any trouble keeping you a secret. Hardly anyone knew what went on behind the walls of Wallace Cooperation. Niander had always been keen on keeping things, especially regarding his person, a secret. The only other person who knew about you was Luv, and she would not dare go up against her creator. 


With you, Niander had found something, he hadn’t known in a very long time: love. As much as he was the cold business man, when he heard you singing to yourself in the morning while preparing breakfast for him, his heart skipped a beat. 

“Mr. Wallace!”, you shrieked in surprise, as you suddenly saw him standing at the entrance to the kitchen, “I didn’t know you were awake already.” He chuckled, “What can I say, your voice woke me up.” You blushed in embarrassment, “I’m sorry, Sir.” You walked over to him, and led him to the table. “It’s alright. I like hearing you sing, angel. And there is no need to keep calling me Sir when we’re alone.”, he scolded you, making you giggle lightly.

“Right, I’m sorry.” Quickly, you went back into the kitchen, retrieving everything you had prepared, and sat down next to Niander.


At Wallace Cooperation

Niander walked back into his office where you were already waiting for him. “So?”, you asked, curiosity getting the better of you. “Flawed.”, was all he said, and waited for you to take him to his armchair. 

It wasn’t hard to tell, he was in a bad mood. He had designed a new group of replicants, and despite all his efforts, they still weren’t right.
“I’m sorry.” – “There is nothing for you to be sorry for.”
Still, you couldn’t help but feel like it was your responsibility to apologize. After all, you too were a replicant, and since he had made you, Niander had been having problem designing new ones.
“Is…Is there anything I can do to help?”, you asked hesitantly, sitting down on the coffee table in front of him. “No, you’re already doing everything I need you to, angel.” He sighed, leaning forward and letting his hands fall in your lap. 

Gently, you grabbed his hand and laid it on your face, so he could feel you smiling. “I like it when you call me angel.”, you turned your head slightly, and placed a kiss in the palm of his hand. “It’s what you are. My perfect angel.” With both his hands, he caressed your cheeks, and pulled you closer to him. “Close your eyes.”, he whispered against your lips, before kissing you softly. Once you parted, he rested his forehead against yours, “Mine.”

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“Feindesliebe” (ger.) - loving your enemies

“They sent me to kill you. And I tried… I really tried.

But I couldn’t do it.

Because he loved you.

And when I look at you like that, I know the reason

why he did.”

Okay, so today I finished watching s3…. And hooooly shit. I totally understand why a lot of people think the “new” Shiro might be a clone.There’s definitely something wrong with him. Not sure if he’s really a clone or they just put something into is brain, though. But something’s fucky.

So here’s some clone!Shiro (or Kuron?) stuff I made after watching the last episode. Because… what if the real Shiro is still out there and the Galra sent their “Project Kuron” to infiltrate the castle and kill the Paladins one by one?

But since Kuron seems to have acess to all of Shiro’s memories and emotions, he falls for Keith instead of killing him. And he falls hard.

Keith in return knows exactly that this isn’t his Shiro… It’s just small things, like the way Kuron looks at him or touches him with his Galra-tech arm, without noticing. It’s the way Kuron lets himself fall for Keith in a way Shiro would’ve never allowed himself to.

So… what if Keith falls for the clone instead of the original?


(btw, I’ll still stick to my smol bean Kuro and the headcanons I made for him… Kuron is just…another Shirogane? :) Like Shiro, Kuro, AND Ryou aren’t enough already. One can never have enough Shiroganes.)

so, to be blunt, the clique sucks. not all of you, no, but a majority of the clique sucks. a lot of us lack respect, not only for tyler and josh, but for other artists, bands, and their fanbase, such as melanie martinez and the crybabies. (the melanie hate was very very strong on the clique amino app)

i know i’m not being any better than they are now, by ranting about all this, but i NEED to get it off my chest.

let’s start off with the whole fake fan thing. there is no such thing as a ‘fake fan’! only NEW fans! if you meet someone who only knows the radio hits, introduce them to more songs! back when i first got into tøp, i bought a blurryface shirt with lane boy lyrics on it, despite only listening to the song a few times and i hadn’t memorized EVERY word. i wore it to church one night and a clique member ran up to me and busted out rapping the whole song and i got pretty freaked out! i told her that i’d only listened to the song maybe three times and she rolled her eyes, called me a fake fan, and left me alone with my little emo eyeliner and my little emo self. it hurt me, because she was degrading me in the fanbase for not knowing all the words to lane boy.

next let’s talk about faking suicide. that’s OBVIOUSLY not okay. suicide is a very, very serious thing that shouldn’t be joked about. i see it happen within the clique all the time, both real suicides and fake, and both hurt me very badly. but in different ways. do you realize how many people you’re hurting by faking your own death, all for attention? tyler isn’t going to write a song about you, you know, because you “died”.

now the address leaking, ah, the address leaking. that’s tyler and jenna’s personal life and their privacy. they had JUST moved into this new house! they must have felt so unsafe in their own home, which is supposed to be a place of comfort and protection from all you crazy, rabid fans trying to rip his clothes and steal his shoes. how safe would you feel if someone leaked your address online for the whole world to see?

next we have the crashed wedding. that whole thing was so, so disrespectful. that was josh’s friend’s wedding. if you were famous, and went to your friend’s big special day, and a fan decided to break in in the middle of it just to get a picture with you, would you feel annoyed or upset? because in the picture the girls took with him, josh looked pretty pissed. and josh has the right to say “no” to anybody who wants a picture with him. he doesn’t have to do whatever you say, your wish isn’t his command, and that goes for tyler too. ever wonder why they walk fast in public, and why tyler started hearing hoods and baseball caps to cover his face lately? to hide from us.

the crap with the crybabies. it’s nuts. y'all are making nasty comments about melanie’s appearance, and personally, i think mel is a very beautiful young woman. the real ugly people are the ones who made fun of her and her fans, they’re ugly on the inside. it isn’t right. i know that you would all feel awful if someone told you that your tooth gap was the 8th wonder of the world or made rude comments on your eyebrows. mel is a human being, and so are all of her fans, so start treating them with respect. because EVERY human deserves respect.

i understand why the clique is so hated. we’re mostly made up of awful people. i feel bad for tyler and josh because they deserve better fans than us. they deserve respectful, thoughtful people that wait patiently for new music instead of rabid, rude kids who spam their social media accounts, pretty much harassing them and pressuring them into releasing new music, commenting “i love you” constantly on their posts, and invading their personal lives and their privacy.

that’s it. that’s all i have to say. the clique sucks and i’m pretty ashamed that i even called myself a clique member. until you all clean up your act, i’m not one of you. i’m not a part of the clique anymore, i’m simply someone who listens to tøp. i’m just a fan. i refuse to identify as part of this madhouse called the skeleton clique. feel free to rb and rant about it yourself. i’m done

Remember that time that Niall and I think Harry and Liam were interviewed in New Zealand, and the interviewer asked them what they would do if they were suddenly Mayor of Aukland, like clearly expecting immature king for a day type answers, and instead Niall was immediately like, “well, how’s your public transportation? How much are the teachers getting paid?” and so on and so forth just like, completely subverting her expectations and being funny and smart at the same time?  It makes me happy every time i think about it.  Niall is the best. 

My Beloved is Mine and I am His: 13x02 and Song of Solomon

One of the first things I wrote when I was brand new to the fandom was a short fic with Castiel reading and re-enacting sections from the Song of Songs to Dean. At the time, I thought it was too cheesy and trite to fit within the realm of Supernatural, and I deleted it in a bout of frustration. I am regretting that today like you wouldn’t believe.

I’m a bit of a bible nerd. I took a lot of theology and religion classes in my undergrad. That was nearly a decade ago though, so my current knowledge is a bit shaky. Here’s what I can recall about Song of Solomon that may or may not inform your reading of 13x02 and SPN in general.

A disclaimer: I am sick and drug addled, so please forgive any incoherent rambling. There is a lot of irrelevant gibberish, so I’ve tried to highlight the bits relevant to SPN.

To begin!

Solomon is the heir of King David (whom you may recall had a passionate same-sex relationship with Jonathan.) Solomon’s reign is idealized, much like David’s was, and it was under Solomon that the First Temple was built. Solomon is famous for his wisdom and his large concubine of women. Notably, he settled a dispute between two women who were fighting over a child. He offered to cut it in half, revealing the true mother who could not bring herself to see the child hurt. This bears resemblance to Jack’s situation right now, torn between two fathers.

Song of Solomon (also known as Song of Songs, or the Canticles) is often attributed to Solomon because he is mentioned. However, the text is dated much later, and certain Persian words and influences in the text suggest a post-exilic era as the earliest possible date. Some scholars date it even later.

Song of Solomon is part of the collection in the Hebrew Bible known as The Writings (or the Kethuvim). It’s the third major division in the Hebrew Bible, and one of the last to be adopted into canon. It’s a bit of a catch all category that contains vastly diverse content including poetic works (Psalms, Song of Songs), and wisdom literature (Proverbs, Job, Ecclesiastes), to name a few.

Most of these writings (including Song of Songs) date to the post-exilic era. That is, after the Babylonian conquest, and during Persian rule. The nation of Judah perished in the fires that were set to Solomon’s temple. Post-exile, Judea was experiencing a theological crisis in the face of the apparent absence of Yahweh, or God. David’s dynasty has collapsed, and we see theological despair reflected in writings like Job and Ecclesiastes that ponder the problem of evil, the absence of God, and undeserved suffering. Song of Solomon, and other writings like it, were written at a time when things felt hopeless and there were fears that God has abandoned his people. It is oddly fitting then, that Jack should open to this particular part of the bible. 

The Kethuvim mark a shift in religious thought. Previous writings centred on an independent kingdom involved in international politics. After the fall of the temple, we see an exiled, diasporic religion now led by priests instead of divinely appointed kings. Religious leaders and writers had to adjust and re-envision their scriptural teachings. Gone was the simplistic thesis that equated prosperity with religious obedience and misery with sin. The authors of the books known as The Writings were questioning conventional scripture of the time and creatively refocusing their theology.

Persian rule also introduced new religious ideas, namely Zoroastrianism, which came to influence later Judeo-Christian ideas. Zoroastrianism viewed the world as dualistic, ruled by two opposing powers of good (light) and evil (dark) and had hierarchies of angels and demons. Until this time, most biblical literature did not give name or ranks to angels, nor did they depict satan as an actual autonomous figure. We have Zoroastrianism to thank for that, and its influence on biblical writings can start to be felt around the post-exile period (i.e. the time during which Song of Solomon was written). The book of Daniel, for example, names the angel Gabriel, and the Book of Tobit names the demon Asmodeus. (In Tobit, Asmodeus is a jealous demon who kills each successive husband of Sarah on her wedding night and is later exorcised. He is someone who keeps lovers apart and keeps them from consummating their love.)

Songs of Songs is essentially a collection of erotic love poems. The book defies any easy interpretation or classification, and it stands out in stark contrast to the rest of biblical canon. It’s a completely unabashed, uninhibited celebration of sex, with little evidence to suggest that the lovers are married. They do not live together, and yearn intensely for one another when apart. It’s the subject of numerous feminist readings, as it’s one of few books of the bible to give a voice to women’s thoughts and feelings. Here, those are romantic and erotic feelings.

Don’t believe me? Read this:

My beloved thrust his hand into the opening,
and my inmost being yearned for him.
I arose to open to my beloved,
and my hands dripped with myrrh,
my fingers with liquid myrrh,
upon the handles of the bolt.
(Song of Solomon 5: 4-5)

This is some raunchy stuff for the bible! And all of this is sharply contrasted with the sexual ethos elsewhere in the bible which imposes harsh penalties for sexual misconduct, and places great emphasis on the institution of marriage. Deuteronomy (a book of the bible about sexual and social control) calls for the death penalty in many cases

There was understandably some debate as to whether this particular bit of writing warranted inclusion in the biblical canon of scripture. Rabbi Akiba was a key figure in the development of the Hebrew canon. While he argued strongly against the inclusion of certain books of the Apocrypha, he advocated for the Song of Songs, calling it the Holy of Holies. Its sanctity was preserved by interpreting it as an allegory for the love between Yahweh and Israel, and later by Christians as the love between Christ and the Church. Interestingly, God is not mentioned once in the entire book. (The only other book of the Bible where God is not mentioned even once is Esther.)

And yet, this book was called the Holiest of Holies. Love is championed here above all else.

I really don’t think we’ve seen the last of Chuck. Someone (I’m sorry, I can’t remember who!) pointed out the rainbow glare that happened in 13x01 when Dean was praying as a sign of God’s promise. (Edit: I’m an idiot. I reblogged the damn thing and it was just a couple posts down. It was @gneisscastiel who made the beautiful post about lens flares and pointed out the rainbow as God’s promise.)  The inclusion of Song of Solomon in 13x02, besides being a blatant callout to Dean and Cas, suggests this is also about God and his people. I’d also like to suggest that Song of Solomon is a book that asks us to think broadly about canon. What constitutes canon? How is it formed? And I do mean canon here in the sense not just of biblical canon, but of fandom canon. Who decides what canon is? Is there room in canon for outliers like the Song of Solomon? The answer, as the show has just demonstrated, should be a resounding yes.

Onto the destiel side of things, which I’m sure has been discussed already. Song of Solomon contains some of the most beautiful poetry in the Bible. It is full of similes and references to nature (and arguably Eden/Paradise). It is deeply rural and pastoral, with an appreciation of agriculture, nature, and animal life. The multiple reference to sheep in 13x02 were no coincidence, I’m sure. Castiel has long been associated with natural, rural things: flowers, bees, goats, fish, etc. (If the Void is depicted as a garden and Cas has been spending his time under apple trees, I’m going to lose my freaking mind.) Is he being associated with sheep now? As someone who has been led by God, other angels, duty, Dean, Jack… perhaps this is time for Cas to choose a direction for himself. Sheep and lambs in the bible are also frequently marked for sacrifice. They represent symbolic innocence, and in the New Testament, Christ is called the “Lamb of God.” I definitely think Cas is being set up as a Christ-like figure with his death and anticipated resurrection. If 13x02 made anything clear, it’s that Cas is the answer the whatever problem faces Dean, Sam, and Jack alike.  

Lamentations might have been a more appropriate choice for the episode. It’s also a book of poetry, but one that evokes pain and loss. But they chose instead to give us the book that celebrates love and hope amidst despair. That’s a choice that feel very deliberate, and makes me cautiously optimistic for Dean and Cas.

 In closing, here are some passages from Song of Solomon, and the ones I feel are most closely tied to a destiel narrative.


“You have ravished my heart with a glance of your eyes.”
(Song of Solomon 4:9)

“Set me a seal upon your heart, as a seal upon your arm…”  
(Song of Solomon 8:6)

“… For love is strong as death, passion fierce as the grave. Its flashes are flashes of fire, a raging flame.”
(Song of Solomon 8:6)


“I will seek him whom my soul loves. I sought him, but found him not.” (Song of Solomon 3:2)

“My beloved is mine and I am his.” 
(Song of Solomon 2:16)

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Here some posters I made to enter in the next contest, but I think I wanna try making some new ones instead cuz this is all pretty old, and I didn’t make a counterpart undamaged poster for three of them… Or a damaged one for the first one.

Edit: Band of Buddies/ Enemies

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Finally got around to posting these! These are based off of some conversations with @thelostmoongazer about his adorably heart-wrenching HATIM AU. Specifically regarding why Henry looks so damn messed up.

Lets just say that, after Bendy ran away, Joey had to look into finding a replacement for the little dancing demon. Had to keep the show going somehow! Except, when Joey couldn’t FIND a replacement, he got the. Right idea to making one instead. Henry was his first (and failed) draft. Hence all. The ink dripping. And such.

But then I started wondering… what if Joey HADN’T failed? What if he HAD made a whole new Bendy? And thus, a derivative AU was born. One where Bendy still returns to a decrepit, broken down studio after receiving a letter from Joey, but instead of finding Henry, he finds this… weird, jumpy, mute, puny, nameless doppelgänger. Who seems very determined to keep him from starting the ink machine. And almost seems like he already knows Bendy… (but I mean, who doesn’t? Bendy DID used to be a star!)

Bendy thinks the little guy is a pest at first, but after the shorty rescues him from several near-death experiences, he decides to take the little guy “under his wing”, and gives him the nickname, “Buddy”.

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Autumn Semester - Week 3, Wednesday

I kind of took this morning for granted. I’ve been lazy and prepared posts for my Instagram instead of doing more important stuff. After class this afternoon, I went to get my new Bose (bye bye red one) and then one thing another, it was 8 pm already.
Though, I drafted my summary for one of my classes. I also looked up bookshops and healthy restaurants in Lyon for my weekend trip, updated my Kindle with my readings for next week, then finished off by watching @delthenerd​‘s last vlog (you made me hungry all over again).
I still have to make a to-do list to organise tomorrow, and to remake my bed (someone spilled black tea on the white bedding this morning… idiot).

New Old Captain

Read here on ao3 (x)

Lardo was hunched over her laptop working on a write up for her final art project and Ford was across the table from her, finalizing room assignments for the boys’ upcoming (and final) roadie, when the front door opened and a voice called out, “Hello?”

“Jack?” Lardo scrambled out of her chair and into the front hallway. Ford leaned over to save Lardo’s document, then slowly followed after her. She didn’t think she had met anyone on the team named Jack, but who else would be coming to the Haus? She ran through a mental roster of the team, but didn’t come up with anything.

She found Lardo wrapped up in what looked like the world’s comfiest hug with a man who had to be a foot taller than her, and if he wasn’t some sort of athlete, Ford would eat her rooming assignments. His arms, good lord.

“Who’s this, Ris?” He asked, catching sight of Ford.

“Ford, our new manager,” Lardo’s voice was muffled into his chest. “Ford, this is Jack. You should have told someone you were coming, Ransom and Holster made an extra practice today and everyone else is at the rink.”

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Royalty AU - Pharaoh Alix of the Kubdel Kingdom

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Tools of the Craft: The Book of Shadows

Oh, the beautiful working altar! It is a place of magic, with lots of shiny and smelly things on it which make me feel at home. But to the new witch, it can sometimes seem daunting, and even downright scary to look at - almost as if it came right out of some dark fantasy story.

But there’s nothing to be afraid of. Each object on the altar is merely a tool to help visually direct energy. In witchcraft, every tool has its significance and its own symbolism, and it often helps to understand what makes these tools so important. In this series of articles, I will endeavor to lift the shroud of mystery from these tools and assist in helping you understand what each tool is used for, where it comes from, and why we use it.

Originally posted by uurbain

The Book of Shadows

We’ve all seen various shows that portray witches with various spell books, from the massive tome in Sabrina, The Teenage Witch to the living spell book in Hocus Pocus. It sometimes seems as if the book is as inseparable from witchcraft as the broom, pointed hat, and black cat! However, unlike how they’re portrayed in media, spell books, or Books of Shadows, are unique to each individual, and may have spells, correspondences, references, or may simply be a journal.

Ultimately, the Book of Shadows (hereafter, “BoS”) is a repository of knowledge pertinent to your practice. It’s your reference guide and a measure of your growth as you progress and learn more.

As many experienced witches who teach can attest to, one of the most frequent questions we get is “How to I make a BoS?” or “What do I need to do to get a spell book?” And this question is tricky not because of complexity, but because of its simplicity. So let’s take a look at the different types of BoS, and what could go into them!

Hard Copies, Media Files, and Oral Tradition

Every witch has his or her own aesthetic, preferred method of going about things, and pocketbook. As such, the types of BoS out there vary depending upon the witch! The most stereotypical BoS is the hard copy book. Durable, long lasting, and with a rather gorgeous look, it’s no surprise that from the get go, many of us will reach out to take hold of one of those faux-leather-bound blank journals lining the back wall of Barnes & Noble

However, when first starting out, jumping straight to these often expensive books is not necessarily practical. The reason for this is that like our practice, our book will likely change and evolve over time to reflect our growth. As such, it isn’t uncommon early on to tear pages out, reorganize, and add pages to incorporate what suits you.

That said, it’s often recommended for the new witch to start simple. And for that there are a couple of options! First is for those who prefer hard copies. In the .gif above, the keen eye might notice that the BoS shown is a simple graph paper notebook. This is not uncommon, and while some may initially fear having a BoS that looks “tacky,” remember that the book will change over time, and as you practice more and find aspects that you know will not be going away anytime soon, you can incorporate them into another more aesthetically pleasing BoS (there’s no rule that says you can’t have more than one! I have several, and for different aspects of my practice). 

Far less expensive is the digital BoS. Earlier on, I addressed Technopaganism and how it relates to paganism and witchcraft. In it, I acknowledged that one rather practical aspect to technopaganism is that witches who adopt this philosophy will often set aside files on their devices specifically for witchcraft. For instance, on my computer, I have a folder dedicated to witchcraft, with subfolders that have word files for notes, rites and spells, my blog articles (yes, my articles go in my BoS!) pictures, and correspondences. Though many witches prefer to cast spells and blessings on their BoS and may scoff at the thought of having a digital BoS, remember that in technopaganism, it is not uncommon to bless and cast spells on the device or drive that has the files in question, just as one would bless and cast a spell on a physical book.

Some witches who like the digital aspect even create public BoS’s here on Tumblr! Blogs are often a great repository for spells and notes regarding witchcraft, so it’s good to keep your eyes peeled for a good BoS page!

Lastly, there is another type of BoS that often goes unrecognized and treated less carefully because it’s not a physical object, and that’s oral tradition. Many of our ancient ancestors who did not have a written language passed their traditions, spells, and rites down to one another through strictly oral means. And some who had a written system maintained a mostly oral tradition as well (take, for instance, the Celts and Norse - both had written systems but maintained their traditions orally). The message here is that if you don’t feel that having a BoS is necessary or desired, you are not a lesser witch for it. Even today, some families maintain an oral system, passing their faith and traditions down from one generation to the next with the spoken word. 

Compilations, Dreams, and Magic

So we’ve seen the different formats used for a BoS. But… what goes into it? Well, the simple answer is anything you want! And much to the frustration of many new witches, that’s exactly the answer they get. So let’s take a look at what commonly goes into a BoS, and how it can be varied.

Spells: This one’s the most common subject. After all, many witches prefer a repository of their successful spells for future reference. So many include a section in their books dedicated specifically to spells. (If the book were dedicated solely to spells and rites, it is often referred to as a grimoire instead of a BoS, though this is mostly a matter of preference).

Rites: This varies from tradition to tradition, as some partake in full rites whereas others don’t. But a section devoted to rites will likely include rituals for the Wheel of the Year, other holidays and sabbats, esbat (lunar) rites, and even initiation and dedication rites for covens.

Correspondences: If you rely heavily on correspondences, be they for astrology, color, runes, plants, or otherwise, it is often recommended to have a reference or resource where you can look up the proper correspondences for your tradition. As such, many witches who work with such correspondences will have a section dedicated appropriately.

Recipes: Giggle as you may, but kitchen witches often joke about their BoS being a cookbook. And some legitimately have a cookbook as a BoS. Regardless, those who work magic into their cooking may prefer to have some good go-to recipes on hand! Need an example? One of my books is dedicated solely to Foodie Friday recipes, and I do consider it to be a BoS!

Journals: Whether it be a dream journal, or a diary, there are many witches out there who incorporate their journals into their BoS. This has a couple of benefits: the first is that it is an excellent way of tracking growth; the second is that it provides a cross reference, so if you forget something in another section of your BoS, you could have it in your journal. It is also an excellent way of providing a personal narrative regarding your development and relationship to the gods, if that is part of your path.

Notes: Let’s face it, as a new witch (or even an experienced witch), you probably do a lot of note-taking, jotting down new information or spells or philosophies for your craft. The BoS is an excellent repository for these scribbles!

There is plenty more that can be added to a BoS, but these are the most common subjects. Is there a proper order to have in a BoS? Only if you feel you need one. However, for me, I have found that if I were to establish a table of contents in my BoS, it would be rendered null rather quickly as I add and remove subjects. Instead, sticky notes, tabs, bookmarks, or ribbons can be used to separate sections so that you can easily page through your book!

Custom Made!

Many new witches might see a lot of those rather gorgeous home-made books out there. Though your book need not be pretty to be functional, it is encouraged to make your book your own. If you’re artistically inclined, bend that toward your book and create a BoS that doubles as a masterpiece! Some will create wood bindings, while others may simply draw and decorate the edges of their pages. It can be as complicated as that, or as simple as adding a ribbon with a crystal on it. The book is yours, so do what you’d like with it!

So Josh, what kinds of BoS do you have?

Well, I have several. The first is my aforementioned digital BoS. Though I don’t use it for spellcasting, it is a backup repository of my notes and articles, as well as a place where I can write out new spells and rites as needed before printing them for coven work (because my handwriting isn’t exactly the easiest for others to read). The second is the aforementioned Foodie Friday Notebook. The notes and recipes that I write down are later shared with all of you, and I keep it all for future reference and for my own work! Third is my coven BoS. This is a hard cover blank journal in which I write down all of the rites and spells that we do together, as well as where I write down any notes that may be pertinent to our practice. Fourth is my personal BoS, which is a faux-leather-bound journal in which I write my finalized aspects to my practice.

It’s likely that I could end up with new books in the future, and my BoS’s will continue to change over time!

How can I make my own BoS?

Use everything we’ve covered above as a guideline in crafting your personal BoS. Remember that if affordability is an issue, you can always start small and later on build up to something you’d prefer. Whether it be a digital file, a spiral bound notebook, or a blank journal, remember that your BoS is your reflection and repository! Treat it with care and as much respect as you would any other tool for the craft!

Originally posted by katefuckingwinslet

And as always, Blessed Be! )O(

True Intentions (Yoongi/Reader)

Originally posted by bangtanboysloves

Prompt: suga smut where he’s in love with the OC but acts like he hates her for god knows what reason. And one day he snap during a party, but still pretends he doesn’t like her?

Genre: Smut, slight Fluff

Words: 6k+

Author: Admin Nan

Tags: mature language, brief alcohol and drug abuse (it’s not at all serious I promise), and brief domestic violence

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Come into the light…

it has come to my attention that the villain of the new broadway adaptation of anastasia is not, in fact, an evil wizard who Made Communism Happen, but instead the son of one of the guards who executed the romanovs, now pursuing our heroine across europe like a soviet javert, desperate to complete his father’s work and scrub the last stain of the tsars from this new russia.

so, you know. now I have to spend seventy fucking dollars on theater tickets.

Danganronpa Re:Birth Updates

Miwashiba has updated each individual tumblr post to include every Danganronpa Re:Birth character’s design as seen from the back, as well as additional clothing reference/body references.

Such as the Gourmet whenever she’s eaten her full, the Poet’s sailor uniform and hidden bandages under her jacket, the Dancer’s shorts, etc. I doubt I’d reblog them again because it seems too…. repetitive if I do so. Unless major changes occur and I’ll reblog it again.


Furthermore, they have added a new page to the blog containing icons they have made per character, as well as enlarged pixel artwork of each characters.

Which you can use freely as long as it is for personal use, and you state that they are not official, but rather, Miwashiba’s fancreation instead. (Do not make profit out of them nor claim that they are yours.)


Important Announcement that regards the use of their works.

This one is the latest post in Miwashiba’s april fool’s blog, @eipronpa. This is written in both japanese, english, and chinese. Posting it here as well, in english:

Terms of use regarding Cosplay, Fanarts, and other related terms:

  • Make sure to state that Danganronpa Re:Birth is a fancreation of Miwashiba (it is NOT an official work of Spike Chunsoft)

As such, please refrain from using tags and such that includes the official title of ‘Danganronpa’. Instead, we highly recommend you to use the tag #DRRB.

  • Do not use with the purpose of slander in mind
  • Do not significantly edit with the images to such extent that it causes trouble with the official franchise.

Please avoid using them along with the official franchise because this will lead to troubles.

  • Reposting and editing the images, even those using them for fancreations based off Miwashiba’s work, are strictly prohibited.

For icons for tumblr blogs, sprites for roleplay blogs, etc.

Please use the images Miwashiba have made available instead.

If you are to follow the rules mentioned above, then you are free to do what you wish.

Since this is a fancreation (a sensitive topic), please make sure to handle it with care.


The last rule Miwashiba added is the most important rule in my opinion, this is what most people do by accident, because this generally states that the use of their designs to make icons, edits, etc. and then you SHARE THEM PUBLICLY is prohibited. You can make edits and use them but only PERSONALLY (make edits and then use them as your phone background, desktop background, etc., just… for you, and you do not share them online.)

This is because by taking their creations, editing them, and then sharing them to an unspecified amount of audience, then most likely there will be people to mistake them as official characters. This could lead to trouble, so please do not do this.

I sent them an example of an edit, one you would usually find if you search DRRB icons, and they have deemed it to be prohibited.

So from now on, please do not make edits and share them publicly. If sharing of icons/sprites are necessary, please only make use of the original ones Miwashiba has created and make note to mention that it is from a fancreation, and not officially made by SC.

specific personal parisian details from a parisian teen for ml fic writers: part 4

so i’m in Paris for vacation and new things have come to me

  • cafes stay open super super late, basically after 9:00 it’s all wine and cocktails for the rest of the night
  • teens usually go out for drinks even before 18
  • they barely ever check ID
  • also most cafes have AMAZING fancy meals
  • some clubs usually accept people under 18
  • either way, a lot of teens over and under 18 go to clubs and it’s not a really big deal
  • most kids start when they are 24
  • leggings are a no go
  • the most popular outfit especially for girls is basically skinny jeans and a white shirt
  • what you wear is essential. no one goes to school in sweatpants of athletic wear
  • red heads are made fun of don’t ask me i don’t know why
  • people born in the year 2000 and later are often made fun of too
  • literally the french use “friend” or “copain/copine and ami/amie” to mean boyfriend and girlfriend now
    • they made up a new word to mean friend, it’s “pote”
  • french rap is literally about the most random stuff it makes no sense
  • french slang is comprised of a lot of “verlan” or “a l'envers”. They say “ziquemu” instead of “musique” and other things like that it’s pretty dumb if you ask me but it’s still very common
  • college is literally a lottery you make a list of your top 10 or something and then the colleges pick from all the people who put them as number one on their list. then they go down and down for more rounds until all places are filled
    • fun fact there was a baby boom in 1999 and apparently college didn’t expect the amount of people applying for spaces this year. very good students still haven’t been accepted to any one school.
  • most kids go to prépa or even college close to home
  • a lot of french people speak very adequate english because it’s basically shoved into their faces 24/7
  • lots of pick-pockets in Paris it’s insane
  • many people usually vacation in Corsica with friends or family because it’s hot and there are beaches everywhere
    • it’s actually so much fun we’d have casual drinking parties on the patio or on the beach in corsica and no one really cares
Underrated DreamWorks Movies

You know, when someone mentions DreamWorks, the first couple of movies that pop into a lot of people minds are Kung Panda, How to Train Your Dragon, and Shrek. It makes sense why most people think of these three films since they are considered to be DreamWorks most successful movies. However, there are actually a lot of good DreamWorks movies that I never see anyone talk about which I find very disappointing. There are so many great DreamWorks movies like:

Flushed Away

Originally posted by dreamworksmoments

 A comedic movie in which a pampered rat named Rodney is sent to the sewers and must team up with a no nonsense female adventurer named Rita in order to get back home. What’s great about this movie is that even though the main character Rodney have been pampered, he’s not some rich snobbish jerk who thinks he’s better than everyone else. He can be goofy, excitable, a klutz, and somewhat socially awkward due to spending so much time by himself. He and Rita have great chemistry together and form a great bond that is also hinting at the romantic feelings they are developing for each other. The movie also has one of the most unique animations I have ever seen in an animated movie. It seems to be a combination of digital animation and stop motion, something that really helps the film stand apart from other

Megamind

Originally posted by bonecarvers

 A movie that is told from the view point of a very likable villain named Megamind who questions what is he supposed to do with his life since he seems to have defeated his arch nemesis. I love how Megamind is a total genius but is also a goofball and decided to become a super villain since he is good at being bad, and it’s fun. Despite it being a comedy parody of superhero movies, it actually has some good drama in it. Megamind goes through a character arc as he realizes that he doesn’t need to be a villain. When it comes to animated movies about a super villain you always hear people talk about Despicable Me, but I personally think Megamind is much better.  

Wallace & Gromit the Curse of the Were-Rabbit

Originally posted by sandowkm

 With all the people out there who love the show and claymation, it’s crazy how no one talks about how Wallace and Gromit made it to the big screen back in 2006. While I wouldn’t rank it as a comedy movie, it does set itself up to be a very fun and intriguing mystery movie that revolves around a mysterious giant rabbit lurking the town. The great thing about this movie is that it sticks to the source material instead of trying to be all hip and modern. The personalities of Wallace and Gromit are handled perfectly, the animation is incredibly smooth, and it’s full of new characters that you’ll either like or get a laugh out of. There’s even a very entertaining intense plane chase involving Gromit and the villain dog that is fun to watch.

Rise of the Guardians

Originally posted by orchid-bud

AKA, the holiday Avengers. Seriously, I don’t get why more people don’t talk about this movie cause it’s such a genius idea! I mean it’s a movie about magical legends fighting against the Boogeyman that is filled with fantastic fight scenes, likable characters, comedic moments, and some very good drama. The main lead is Jack Frost, a thousand-year-old legend he actually feels very alone since no kids can see him since no one believes in him like they do with the other legends like Santa Clause and the Tooth Fairy. Throughout the movie though, we see him bond with the other guardians, learn to work as part of a team, and also learn who he was before he became Jack Frost. All the characters really just bounce off of each other, and the Boogeyman known as Pitch comes off as an intimidating villain who has a solid reason as to why he is trying to cause so much misery.

i want someone to write a book where the strong female character is a feminine lesbian with a million guy friends that have never once thought about being with her and that the girl doesn’t own combat boots or leather jackets because it doesn’t match her badass pastel aesthetic

i want someone to write a book where the male lead doesn’t even want to be part of the story and he just constantly tries to get someone else to do the job so his life doesn’t get ruined but he’s also a massive sweetheart that loves baking cookies and sliding on wooden floors with his socks on 

i want someone to write a book where the strong female character (mentioned above) uses nail polish remover or hairspray to blind the antagonist so she can save her friends 

i want someone to write a book where the main character is supposed to be the love interest but wants nothing to do with the person they’re supposed to fall in love with and instead they just become best friends and do stupid shit together

i want someone to write a book where the wise old man trope character is actually proven completely wrong and clinically insane so all the other characters have to find an entirely new way to defeat the antagonist because “hey, this sword is made out of foam!” or because “hey, i’m not part of this prophecy at all! it’s actually you, jerry!” 

i want someone to write a book where the gay protagonist is nowhere near a gay stereotype. if it’s a guy, he has the thickest beard you’ve ever seen instead of being clean-shaven, he has a doughy stomach or even a really big one instead of being stick thin, etc. if it’s a girl, she’s basically the girl mentioned above 

(IF IT’S BOTH, MAKE THEM BEST FRIENDS!!!!)

i want someone to write a book where the protagonist is insanely asexual/aromantic/both so if the love interest makes a move on them they’re like “ha, no thanks i’d rather watch stand up comedy” 

i want someone to write a book where ALL OF THESE HAPPEN AT THE SAME TIME AND IT’S BEAUTIFUL AND GAY AND THERE’S EQUAL REPRESENTATION FOR EVERYBODY