i really needed this list today

okay so i’m really sorry i’ve been unresponsive all day but i got a new laptop today !!!! so i’ve been spending all of today setting it up :))) unfortunately though my xkit extension refreshed itself & i lost all of my settings including my list of people to tag in things. so please please if u want me to start tagging you in stuff, can you like this post please ?? ily all. might take me a while to add you though because i still need to buy photoshop omfg i’m so excited :))

[Revised 2/17] Books for Witches, Diviners and Spellcasters

Hi, everyone. A while back (a long time ago, actually), I started an annotated bibliography on books about witchcraft and magick, and I’ve updated it once (last November). 

Since then, I’d been keeping a list of things I need to add to it, but didn’t get around to actually reworking and updating the list a second time until today. Largely because I can’t really go outside much today because of the smog. But anyways, here it is. I’ve also included divination-related books in this version, whereas previously they were separate.

I hope you find something on here that suits your fancy! Happy reading! Also, yes, I do want to do more book reviews on this blog, so if you’d like a longer review of one of the books listed below, let me know and I can write one.

For Absolute Beginners

Encyclopedia of Witchcraft, by Judika Illes. Even better than the Weiser Field Guide to Witches - this book is huge and chock-full of information. It’ll explain in easy-to-understand language how the concept has developed throughout time, why witches do what they do, and different types of witches.

The Weiser Field Guide to Witches, by Judika Illes. This gives an excellent look at the historical lore concerning witches, from the perspective of a witch herself. It’s kind of tongue-in-cheek, but it does have some information that won’t be found elsewhere.

The Modern Guide to Witchcraft, by Skye Alexander. Great book for those who’re really absolute beginners and are wondering what witchcraft is all about. Skye takes a very postmodern, utilitarian, and unfailingly honest approach, and it’s geared towards those of almost any belief system.

Grimoire for the Apprentice Wizard, by Oberon Zell-Ravenheart. Attractively packaged and readible for almost all ages, this is a great (mostly) non-denominational look at the foundations of magical practice. It’s extremely detailed. Some of it only applies to Zell’s own tradition, but it’s quite useful, anyways.

Basic Techniques

Protection and Reversal Magick, by Jason Miller. This gets a little woo-woo at times, but he gives good advice on how to avoid serious problems that can come up as you begin to practice. Take with a grain of salt, though - some of this has the potential to make you feel paranoid.

City Magick, by Christopher Penczak. If you’re at all interested in tech witchery, or just want to practice magick within an urban setting, do check this out. It is by far the best look at the subject I’ve seen, and his discussion of urban tutelary spirits is worth the price alone.

Power Spellcraft for Life, by Arin Murphy-Hiscock. Nicely done, quite secular book providing basic beginner information regarding writing original spells and workings. It does fall prey to the trap of just listing correspondences with little information at times, but also contains a great deal of detail about ritual timing, raising power, and other topics essential for the beginner.

Sorcerer’s Secrets, by Jason Miller. This is a decent volume that describes a lot of techniques you don’t usually see in books, such as gesture and gaze-based magick. Be warned that Miller writes extensively about manipulative techniques, but it’s useful theory regardless of how you put it into practice.

Witch’s Bag of Tricks, by Melanie Marquis. This is not recommended for beginners, because the whole point of this book is to help existing practitioners refine and improve their already-established techniques. It’s got some novel ideas in it, and I like the author’s approach to symbolism in spellcasting.

Direct Magick (Energy Work)

The Un-Spell Book, by Mya Om. This non-denominational guide to working with magical forces is filled with useful exercises that go beyond the author’s previous work. I recommend reading this after reading Energy Essentials.

Instant Magick, by Christopher Penczak. Excellent beginner’s guide for those who don’t have access to a lot of fancy tools or prefer to work without them. This book won’t instantly teach you magick, but it will help even a seasoned practitioner find quicker, less-complicated ways of achieving results.

Energy Essentials for Witches and Spellcasters, by Mya Om. Though I balk at the use of the term “energy” to describe magical forces, this book is worth a look. It’s a bit like a workbook, with various exercises. Expect a lot of pseudoscience, though, and there are many religious references, but the techniques are solid.

Hedgewitchery and Astral Travel

Ecstatic Witchcraft, by Gede Parma. This is actually probably my favorite book on this subject, even though hedgeriding is only a part of what the book discusses. The only bad thing I can really say about this book is that it’s really not recommended for beginners, and it’s helpful to have the basics of visualization already mastered (for example) before doing the exercises Parma recommends.

By Land, Sky and Sea, by Gede Parma. This book goes into even greater details regarding different ways of conceptualizing the cosmology of hedgeriding, and I find it a very refreshing book that appreciatively draws from a number of different perspectives while grounding itself, so to speak, with the overarching metaphor of land, sky, and sea as the three worlds.

The Temple of Shamanic Witchcraft, by Christopher Penczak. Penczak is usually a pretty mixed bag, and this book is no exception. It gives a lot of good practical information and a very in-depth exploration of the three worlds (a useful concept), but it’s primarily framed by Wicca, so it might not resonate with those of other faiths and particularly those who aren’t pagan at all.

Ascension Magick, by Christopher Penczak. There’s a chapter or two in this that address alternate ways of conceptualizing the architecture of reality, and it’s pretty helpful for a hedgerider. Beyond that, this book is mostly about ceremonial magick, but it’s a (mostly) good book. Certain parts (such as the bit about UFOs) are a little off, in my opinion.

The Shamanic Witch, by Gail Wood. This book is really best suited for someone who practices Wicca and, besides the background info and cosmological descriptions, is really only useful in the context of that tradition. If you’re Wiccan or willing to pick around a lot of Wiccan-talk, though, this is a good foundation.

Witches, Werewolves and Fairies, by Claude Lecouteux. It can be hard to find scholarly works on these phenomena that are affordable, but here’s one I personally enjoyed. It details many accounts of journeying experienced by both pagans and Christians in earlier times, and gives a good description of the concept of the astral double, the architecture of the soul, and other topics throughout history.

Betwixt and Between, by Storm Faerywolf. This book is mostly a guide to the Feri tradition of witchcraft, but while I myself don’t practice that, those who do seem to know a lot about hedgeriding! The book has several chapters on the subject and is highly recommended for this reason.

The Psychic Energy Codex, by Michelle Belanger. A lot of people have strong opinions about this author, but this is book actually provides a lot of good information about so-called “energy work” which can be a step in the right direction for those wanting to ride the hedge.

Psychic Dreamwalking, by Michelle Belanger. In this book, Belanger discusses, essentially, how to use your non-waking life as a vehicle to for journeying, and while I myself don’t usually dreamwalk, much of what she says applies to hedgeriding in other states, too.

Hedge Riding and Hedge Witchcraft, by Harmonia Saille. I only mention these two in order to say that they’re best avoided. Saille tries to give a comprehensive look at the phenomenon, but it’s poorly-written and overly New Age. The negative reviews of them on Amazon really cover the problems with these book in more detail than I ever could.

Magical Writing, Words, and Symbols

Dictionary of Ancient Magic Words and Spells, by Claude Lecouteux. Mostly a historical text, this book isn’t exactly practical or terribly useful. It is, nevertheless, incredibly interesting. It’s a bit difficult to navigate, but worth a glance.

Composing Magick, by Elizabeth Barrette. A very general, but well-done, look at writing in a magical context. Some of the ritual templates are slightly specific to religious witchcraft traditions, but most information is widely applicable.

Crafting Magick with Pen and Ink, by Susan Pesnecker. Focuses both on the physical act of writing as a magical act, and the mental state associated with it. Highly recommended

The Modern Witchcraft Grimoire, by Skye Alexander. This book is for those who want to create their own grimoire. It gives fairly good advice for doing so, as well as providing hints and tricks for spellcasting and useful correspondences.

General Concepts

Planetary Magick, by Melita Denning and Osborne Phillips. If you want to work with the planets at all, particularly in a highly ritualized context, I recommend this book. It’s large, comprehensive and gives a good foundation beyond what you find in general astrology books.

Practical Planetary Magick, by Sorita d’Este and David Rankine. Shorter than I would have liked, but a useful reference to have on your shelf, with excellent tables and appendices in the back. The meditations are also quite useful.

Practical Elemental Magick, by Sorita d’Este and David Rankine. Should be read alongside the other book by this pair. Comprehensive guide to working with the elements in a ritualized fashion. Not as accessible to newbies as Lipp’s book, but good for seasoned practitioners.

The Way of Four, by Deborah Lipp. Though mostly geared towards Wiccans, I found this author’s in-depth treatment of the four elements highly fascinating. I will note that it’s probably best to get the print version of this book, as it contains exercises and quizzes.

Ingredients and Correspondences

The Herbal Alchemist’s Handbook, by Karen Harrison. I cannot praise this book enough for its concise and well-formulated approach to astrology, herbs, and magick as a whole.

The Weiser Concise Guide to Herbal Magick, by Judith Hawkins-Tillirson. This is excellent for anyone who’s interested in any kind of magick. Yes, the focus is generally herbs, but there’s a lot to be learned here about Kabbalah and other correspondence systems, as well.

Mixing Essential Oils for Magic, by Sandra Kynes. Fills a very difficult gap in published knowledge regarding the use of essential oils by discussing, in great detail, how scents interact with each other and how to create a formula that’s not only palatable, but evocative.

Dunwich’s Guide to Gemstone Sorcery, by Gerina Dunwich. Given the New Age fascination with all things shiny, it was quite a chore to sort through the myriad crystal books to find something with good information. While far from perfect and not exactly devoid of fluff, this book does give a level of detail about the lore surrounding gemstones not seen in many other texts.

Real Alchemy, by Robert Allen Bartlett. Excellent book, lots of history and detail. There’s a strong focus on tradition within the text, yet the author is quite accommodating of his audience and describes alternate methods that work better in a modern context.

Spagyrics, by Manfred M. Junius. With a highly-developed academic tone and attention to detail, this book is a meaty look at traditional alchemy. I recommend this more for intermediate practitioners due to the sheer density of information.

Spellbooks

The Goodly Spellbook, by Dixie Deerman and Steve Rasmussen. The title sounds horribly fluffy, but this is a hidden gem. It explains obscure concepts like alternative alphabets and potential uses of musical notes, as well as plant lore and other bits and pieces. Definitely worth checking out. It’s way more than just “a book of spells.”

Encyclopedia of 5,000 Spells, by Judika Illes. The title sounds trite to some, but it delivers. This book has spells from almost every culture and spiritual philosophy, as well as a very detailed formulary. I read it when I’m bored sometimes, too, just because I always learn some tidbit from it.

Book of Spells, by Nicola Pulford. In most editions, this book is absolutely gorgeous and describes spellcasting traditions from a variety of perspectives and traditions. Recommended for those who already understand the basics, as this book jumps straight into spellcasting and gives only a small amount of information about how things work.

Ceremonial Magick

Modern Magick, by Donald Michael Kraig. I received this as a gift several years ago. It is essentially a workbook meant to be completed slowly, step by step, and while the format will not appeal to everyone, it’s a good easy-to-read introduction to ceremonial magick.

Familiar Spirits, by Donald Tyson. Though geared towards ceremonialists, any practitioner can likely learn a thing or two from Tyson’s interesting stroll through the whys and wherefores of spirit work and thoughtform creation. This is by far the best book I’ve seen on the topic of familiar spirits.

Secrets of High Magick, by Francis Melville. The most recent edition of this (the one I own) is lavishly-illustrated and full of rudimentary, yet useful information. He stresses the basics of ceremonial practice, and his writing style is very accessible. Highly recommended for absolute beginners.

My Life With The Spirits, by Lon Milo DuQuette. This is a memoir of a ceremonial magician, but it gives a good look at the magickal mindset in a highly developed form from someone who’s experienced quite a lot. I have major issues with DuQuette’s approach to Qabalah, but his memoirs are worth a read.

Chaos Magick

Liber Null and Psychonaut, by Peter Carroll. Classic book of chaos magick. I consider it required reading for almost anyone interested in the occult. Even if you have no love for chaos magick, do give it a read, just to understand how influential Carroll is, and why.

Hands-On Chaos Magic, by Andrieh Vitimus. Knowing some of the people involved in the creation of this book, I’m a bit biased towards it. That said, even if I didn’t know them, I would still recommend it. It’s especially interesting to read alongside Liber Null and Psychonautin order to see how the chaos “current” has developed over the years.

Pop Culture Magic 2.0 by Taylor Ellwood. There aren’t a lot of books on using pop culture symbolism in magick, but this one is nearly perfect. The author writes in a highly erudite, literate fashion, while still being accessible to newbies. Many useful resources cited, as well, so prepare to branch off a bit while reading it.

History-Related

Triumph of the Moon, by Ronald Hutton. An inside no-holds-barred look at the history of Wicca and Modern paganism. Highly recommended. This is sort of the book that fluffbunnies don’t want you to read.

Book of Lies: The Disinformation Guide to Magick and the Occult, by Richard Metzger. Lots of facts and history of magick in the context of Postmodernity. This is different from the Crowley text of the same name, which I wouldn’t recommend unless you want to focus on his tradition.

The Place of Enchantment, by Alex Owen. This is a purely historical text that documents the occult revival within the context of Modernity. I remember it being very good, but please realize I haven’t really picked it up much since graduating, and it might just have served my mindset at the time.

Tarot

The Book of Thoth, by Aleister Crowley. Make sure you actually own (or have access to pictures of) the Thoth deck before you dive into this. By far one of the best books on Tarot ever published. The prose is often dense and purple, but in this one book, Crowley teaches so much about Tarot and it’s connection to the Western Mystery Tradition. I can’t really say much more - it must be experienced.

The Pictorial Key to the Tarot, by Arthur Edward Waite. I recommend this book because it is a classic and was introductory for many older readers. It will teach you to read and gives insight into the methodology behind the Waite-Smith deck specifically, particularly his use of what are essentially parables and why he does this. Do not expect too much esoteric information, but read it anyways.

Seventy-Eight Degrees of Wisdom, by Rachel Pollack. This is the epitome of a good modern Tarot book and is really one of the first ones I’d recommend for someone looking for an accessible book on Tarot in a modern context. Very dense in information and history, yet altogether worth it. You’ll want highlighters nearby for this one!

Tarot for a New Generation, by Janina Renée. This is essentially a book for children and teenagers, but I do recommend it for them, specifically, because it is well-written, easy to understand, and helpful to absolute beginners.

Secrets of the Waite-Smith Tarot, by Marcus Katz and Tali Goodwin. This book focuses just on the history, symbolism, and creative process of the Waite-Smith deck. It gives you an inside line on just what Pixie Smith was thinking when painting specific scenes, and is a great look at her life’s work, as well.

The Tarot: History, Symbolism, and Divination, by Robert M. Place. This book will not teach you to read Tarot, but does give an actual, accurate portrait of the history of the phenomena, which is incredibly important and useful. Know your history.

Understanding Aleister Crowley’s Thoth Tarot, by Lon Milo DuQuette. I hesitate to recommend DuQuette due to issues I have with his approach to Qabalah, but many people ask me for a beginner book for the Thoth Tarot specifically, and this is the closest I’ve come to finding one. I recommend reading this alongside, and not instead of, Crowley’s Book of Thoth.

The Back in Time Tarot, by Janet Boyer. This is more for the intermediate reader, and the entire book details a single, extremely useful technique for familiarizing yourself with the cards, namely by framing past events in terms of how they might appear in a spread.

Lenormand

The Essential Lenormand, by Rana George. This was not the first Lenormand book I picked up, but it was the most influential and intense. Ms. George writes in a personable, touching fashion and brings the concepts of the system home by relating them to life experiences in a way rarely seen. She is one of those authors I literally go all “fangirl” over.

Learning Lenormand, by Marcus Katz and Tali Goodwin. This is one of the better beginner books on Lenormand. I’m not going to lie - it isn’t as good as Rana George’s, but it definitely is worth reading if you’re completely new to the system. It’s very accessible, where some of the books I’ll be listing later in this can seem intimidating, or so I’ve been told.

Lenormand: Thirty-Six Cards, by Andy Boroveshengra. This book is intense, but in a different way than Ms. George’s. Expect to be inundated with information and techniques. Another one of those where you really need to take notes or highlight while reading, and read it multiple times.

Secrets of the Lenormand Oracle, by Sylvie Steinbach. This book is organized in a novel and useful fashion by topic, and gives specific techniques for readings on love, money, spirituality, and other topics. Highly recommended, and I tend to use it as a reference book nowadays, looking things up as needed.

The Complete Lenormand Oracle Handbook, by Caitlyn Matthews. Not for the beginner, nor the faint at heart, this one details a lot of what, to me, seem to be more advanced approaches and techniques. I use this book a lot, and I think anyone else will enjoy it, too. Good information on the connection between Lenormand and traditional playing cards, too.

Cartomancy with Lenormand and the Tarot, by Patrick Dunn. This is more of a special topic book, and best read after you’ve got some familiarity with both Tarot and Lenormand. It’s all about using them in tandem and the synergy between them.

Astrology

The Luminaries, by Liz Greene. I could really recommend anything by this author, but she’s written so much, and this book is a particularly important one. It focuses entirely on the Sun and Moon in astrology, and gives a good look at why the luminaries need to have a special place in your understanding.

The Weiser Concise Guide to Practical Astrology, by Priscilla Costello. This is focused, as you might expect, on actual interpretation of charts and less on theory, but it gives a good background on that, too. Was quite helpful in my attempts to interpret @xepsurah‘s unusual natal chart.

The Complete Book of Astrology, by Kris Brandt Riske. Very beginner, and very light on intellect, heavy on intuition. A great introduction, but I would not suggest it as the only book you read if you’re really interested in the subject.

Tasseography

Tea Leaf Reading for Beginners, by Caroline Dow. There are only a few books within Llewellyn’s immensely popular “For Beginners” series that I would recommend, and this is one of them. The symbol glossary (which makes up the bulk of the book) is the most useful part.

Tea Cup Reading, by Sasha Fenton. This book goes into some detail (quite a bit, actually) about the history of tea and coffee, and, better yet, how to prepare them in the traditional fashion! A lot of traditional lore is described, as well.

Scrying, etc.

Scrying for Beginners, by Donald Tyson. This is really a surprise find, as I don’t usually expect much from this series, by Tyson knows his history and goes far beyond simple exercises for scrying. He is a bit biased towards mirror and crystal-gazing techniques, but does discuss other methods.

Psychic Development for Beginners, by William Hewitt. Readable, and offers some very practical developmental exercises for those wishing to hone extrasensory abilities. Be prepared to sort through a lot of woo, though.

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28.09.16 Two hour study session in the library! Making sure I’ve got all the books I need in a list so I can go get them later, but I’ve already picked up Marx’s theory of history. This library gives me chills and also I feel like I’m at hogwarts. I hope it never wears off. I played quidditch today for the first time too! Really fun - I scored a goal and tackled two people to the ground! Bake off tonight and then to the pub! Xxxxx emily

Drabble Prompt List

since i don’t feel like writing entire fics today, we’re gonna do drabbles. Send me a prompt number and a character and I’ll hopefully get to writing it today.

1. “Don’t hate me ‘cause I’m beautiful.”

2. “I’m feeling very emotionally vulnerable right now so just hold my damn hand.”

3. “We should get a dog.” “Absolutely not.”

4. “I need you to stop doing that because it’s really adorable and I’m trying to concentrate.”

5. “Damn okay fine, I won’t send you anymore selfies.”

6. “I won’t let anything hurt you.”

7. “I’m personally offended that you accepted that solo mission when you knew that you’d be away from me for four months.”

8. “Am I annoying?”

9. “When you’re sad, I’m sad, and then we’re all sad.”

10. “No, no. Not the puppy dog eyes, don’t you fucking dare. Dammit.”

11. “Prove it.”

12. “If you use another pick-up line like that on me again I might punch you in the gut.”

13. “You’re telling me you’ve never been to Ikea?!”

14. “Tell me you need me.”

15. “I’m sorry, it’s just, you make me k-kinda nervous, and, wow, is it hot in here?”

16. “I ship us.”

17. “You make my dopamine levels surge.”

18. “I will never leave you by yourself.”

19. “It’s starting to kind of hurt my heart that you don’t say I love you back.”

20. “You’re jealous of who?!”

21. “Stop looking at me like I’m your everything.”

22. “You’ll catch me, right?”

23. “Did you seriously just ask me that?”

24. “Well that was immensely attractive.”

25.  “If you touch her I will end you.”

26. “You’re a fucking child.” “I simply suggested that we should go splash in the puddles outside, damn.”

27. “You look so great, I might cry.”

28. “I can cook Pizza Rolls and Cup O’ Noodles and that’s about it.”

29. “Shut up, I’m hilarious.”

30. “Mine.”

31. “Having something you can’t bear to lose is fucking scary.”

32. “I don’t want to go, your dad doesn’t like me.”

33. “Salad? Do I look like a fucking rabbit.”

34. “I don’t tell you I love you enough.”

35. “I’m not clingy, I just like being near you all the time.”

36. “Baby, I will never stop trying to help you see your beauty.”

37. “Well if that’s how you feel, then leave.”

38. “That can’t be legal.”

39. “I would just like to remind you that I love you before I destroy you in laser tag.”

40. “Wow okay, this is not going the way I planned it out in the shower.”

41. “I don’t deserve you.”

42. “I’ve never been happier in my life.”

43. “My side of the wedding party is much cooler than your’s.”

44. “You’re dangerously gorgeous.”

45. “I should be the only one making you happy.”

46. “All I want is to be everything you need.”

47. “Please come home, I miss you.”

48. “You’re a very different drunk than I thought you’d be.”

49. “I fucking adore you.”

50. “Of course we’re not going to duet a Disney son-” “mY wHOLe liFE Has beEn A sERieS of dOors IN mY FAcE.”

51. Author’s Preference

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today was counterproductive ;-; i wrote a to-do list for today which consisted of mostly house chores and i kind of h8 myself for doing these other things only to avoid the one thing that was important and that was my design history research summaries. but hey what was cute is that my boyfriend dropped by some ink for my printer cause i ran out a few weeks ago and i really needed to print a few things for tomorrow so that was a sweet little highlight of the day c: so i ended up printing hardcopies of my readings for design history because i work better that way but my attempt in actually doing the summary was a complete flop and i failed miserably *sighs @ myselF*

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Marvelmas (2/13) - December 14 - Steve Rogers x Reader

Words: 1278
Pairing: Steve Rogers x Reader
Featuring: Tony, Wanda, Sam
Warnings: swearing
Authors Note: this was actually really fun and it sounds really fun i want a steve

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“Have you seen Steve?” You asked everyone you passed by. You told him yesterday you needed to see him today, but he was acting like he didn’t want to see you. It wasn’t about anything bad! He was just the first person on your list, which meant you were supposed to be putting up a tree with him.

You passed by Tony’s lab, which reminded you to talk to him. When you walked in, you recognized the song playing as Baby, It’s Cold Outside, making you smile. “Enjoying what we did to FRIDAY?” You smirked when you made Tony jump at your voice.

“It’s not so bad,” He admitted, “Maybe we really needed some holiday cheer around here,” He started. “Since the world has been in so much trouble lately, it’s nice to take a break every once in a while, and the holidays is the right time to do it.”

You nodded, agreeing with him. “I have a question for you.”

“Yeah?” Tony responded, picking up a mug from his desk and taking a drink from it.

“Peter and I came up with an idea yesterday on how to get everyone into the spirit. And I was hoping that on Christmas, you could throw a big party?” Your voice raised at the end of your question.

“Sure, that sounds fun,” Tony shrugged, “I’ll make some calls.”

“Thank you!” You jumped, a smile in the middle of your face. “Oh, and also, have you seen Steve?”

“Yeah, he’s in storage looking for Christmas decorations. Honestly, I thought you were with him,” Tony laughed.

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Cradle Robber

“I’m taking you home.” There’s a slight struggle which Jason wins. “And I’m going to feed you. Something fried. With mayonnaise. And bread. And sugar. Lots of sugar.” Gen.

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when the music is gone

When the planet is shaken by events that are later called the Disasters, every major city in the world experiences what Gotham went through in No Man’s Land. It’s business as usual in Gotham; they’ve been through this before, after all. Things start to get out of hand when Batman is ambushed and brought down; after that, heroes drop one by one as the rogues dig in and tear Gotham apart.

When Dick tells Tim that he’s leaving Gotham, Tim refuses to go with him, knowing that if he stays he can help. He turns to Jason, one of the only tentative allies he has left in the city, and together, they try their best to save a city that it might not be possible to save. Mature.

after the storm

Jason is getting ready to start his reign as the Red Hood when he overhears a conversation that will change his life. He ends up giving up his plans for revenge and taking on a new identity so he can raise the son he never thought he’d have. When his safety and anonymity are threatened by the Wayne Foundation ’s representative, Tim Drake-Wayne, all Jason can do is keep his head down and hope for the best - but he may have to redefine “best” in order for that to work out. Teen.

glymr and iesika

Kings Among Runaways

The AU where Tim ran away from home at the tender age of mumbledyteen, and Jason got let off with a warning, the night he met Batman. Explicit.

Captain Australia

Rubble

Part 1 of rubble!verse. Jason and Tim get caught in a building collapse and building isn’t the only thing that cracks.

What Once Was and Can Never be Again

Jason spots little Tim during a photography session when he’s Robin. And it all grows from there.

The Replacement

So this is AFTER Jason comes back to life and then tries to kill the Joker, slightly AU-ish. Explicit.

Masteroftherebels

Grappling Lessons

A wrestling match devolves into…well… Rated R, for sexual themes.

The Bodyguard

Tim is the sole heir to Drake Industries, and his parents have decided to hire a bodyguard from Wayne Enterprises for him. Tim is skeptical, and the bodyguard doesn’t particularly like the situation either. But sometimes, circumstances will bring people together. Explicit.

Avanalae

Little Lonely Boy in a Cave

Part 1 of Little Lonely Boy!verse. Jason finds Little!Tim.

Anexorcist

Camera

Part 1 of Ghost verse. Ghosts don’t sleep, but sometimes, they still dream.

Ladelle

The Trouble With Ghosts

Dick’s first house is haunted, Jason doesn’t believe in ghosts, Tim is a pizza delivery boy they won’t let leave, and Damian has unfinished business. Gen.

cherryflamed

Go Down on you in a Theatre

Bruce stumbles across something he should not have seen. Explicit.

ohmcgee

the one with the selfies

Thanks for the spank bank material, replacement, but I’m pretty sure that wasn’t meant for me. Explicit.

you build me up like steps

Tim faces this problem the same way he faces every problem he comes up against, faces it the only way he knows how.

With research. Explicit.

cleromancy

The Party Line

“Hey, Birdboy, what’re you wearing?” Explicit.

myadamantiumheart

Oblivious

Jason is a soccer player and Tim is a dork and there are feelings. Teen.

defcontwo

I spend my money on the regular miracles

Jason Todd versus the Ikea Bed, a struggle in several parts. Teen.

JayTim Tattoo Verse

“Shockingly, my skillset is somewhat more diverse than blowing shit up and pissing you off.” Or: the one where Tim gets inked up and it’s the best idea he’s ever had. Explicit.

saccarines

The Tech Line

Tim Drake; wheelchair bound division leader in Wayne Tech’s computer maintenance division. Jason Todd; adopted son of Bruce Wayne, i.e., Tim’s boss. This is their awkward love story. Teen.

Onyx_Stars

Moonlit

"You’re the one of the bat brood that’s working on the vampire case, right?”

It’s not a “vampire case”, Tim wants to say, but he gets what Jason means. He gives a short nod.

Jason takes a deep breath. There’s still something strange about his eyes, but in the dim light and from this distance, Tim can’t quite make out what it is. It bugs him, though. Jason runs a hand through his hair and lets out a deep sigh.

“Well, the thing is…”

ShadowSpires

Misunderstandings

Jason’s reaction had been…unfortunate, the first time Tim had whispered the suggestion shyly into his ear, pressed tight and sweat-slick against him in the dark room. Teen.

TerminallyDepraved

Frenetic

Tim began to reevaluate his commitment to stalking the Wayne family when he found himself tied to a chair at one in the morning. Mature.

Cinnamonskull

Questioning Hearts

Each of Jason’s thrusts are a question: Am I good enough for you? Tell me you want me. Tim’s moans are pleading: Don’t leave me. I can’t be lonely any longer. Explicit.

Prey

“Come on, Timmy,” Jason says, tilting his chin up so that Tim can see his maskless face. Those dark blue eyes, usually so steely and cold, are open and studying the planes of Tim’s face. “Even rich boys know that you get one wish on your birthday.” Mature.

Protagonistically

And it’s gonna take a lifetime

The first time that Jason saw Tim, it was like someone had thrown a bucket of ice water over him and then tossed him into a fire.  A tiny kid, couldn’t weigh more than a buck twenty soaking wet.  His face though, young, and pale with that sharp, small smile.  Smaller than a crack on a sidewalk tile.

Mgnemesi

Next Time

Part one of Knight Rider AU

A Simple Question

 All in all, it was a really simple question. “Who are you?”

Bat-Reputation

Superior Posteriors, and Footie Pajamas

The guy in 4B is the literal worst. Why does his face have to be so stupidly attractive? Jay/Tim horrible neighbors AU

Things my therapist said to me
  • I talked to your mom. She is scared. You have to stop.
  • Don’t worry, together we can fix you.
  • When you are pretending to be a boy, you are lying to everyone.
  • Yes, I had a patient like you once. She is a grown woman now and feels better.
  • Make a list of the good things of being a girl vs a boy
  • Your list says being a boy is good because you fell emotionally and physically much better and less suicidal, and it says being a girl is good because you like pretty things, hm, yes, you are certainly a girl.
  • Are you sure you are not doing this because your sister was born and you feel like you don’t get enough attention?
  • You need a boyfriend who can fix you.
  • You don’t really present like a boy…
  • Oh, look how girly you look today! It fits you so much!
  • I see, so you are only playing hard to get and once a boy loves you enough, you open up like a flower!
Preparing for Back To School

So I saw the first “Back to School” ad on Amazon today, which means it is time to start reminding people of what is Actually Necessary for the school year. This isn’t a school supplies list, really. It’s more of a guide as to what you should probably have ready before the school year begins.

A planner system that works for you. I like the bullet journal system, but that’s mostly because I have to write down EVERYTHING I need to do or it gets forgotten immediately. Normal planners don’t have enough space for me to write down everything I need to do. If a normal planner works, or if reminders in Google Calendar work, or if writing stuff on your arms works, do that thing. Just make sure you know what system you’re going to use.

A schedule that includes meals and practice and study times. I’m a big fan of including leisure time in your schedule, too. Add everything you know you need to do, plus a little more. I schedule in sleep, sometimes, just to remind myself I need it. I hold my scheduled times pretty much sacred, because otherwise I will procrastinate EVERYTHING. The schedule keeps me from playing around when I should be studying, so I don’t have to study when I was supposed to sleep, so I’m awake enough to have energy to do fun stuff when I DO have time. It prevents a “Give a Mouse a Cookie” situation with my responsibilities and time management.

A sleep cycle that agrees with your class schedule.  I don’t mean you HAVE to sleep 11pm-7am, or whatever you consider an “adult” sleep cycle. I mean you need to get a certain amount of sleep to be your best self, and you need to attend classes. The sleep cycle you need is what allows you to be well-rested AND attend all of your classes. You can probably figure that out on your own. Just make sure to set it up before the semester starts to save yourself some stress.

A work-station that will be useful for you. Do you work well when you have a regular place you use just for work? Do you need to work with other people around you? Does music help or hurt your concentration? Try doing some focused work this summer in a couple different situations and see what is most helpful. Then figure out how to bring that same situation with you to school. If a desk like a studyblr photo is too much effort or doesn’t actually help, then you don’t need to have one! I certainly haven’t managed to maintain one yet. It doesn’t mean you aren’t a good student, I promise.

A list of healthy foods you are actually willing to make/buy. The hardest thing about college is honestly the ubiquity of vending machines, and therefore my favorite snack foods. I live a constant battle against the siren call of the Cheetos that are only 40 feet from my dorm room. My only weapon is the knowledge that I usually feel gross after eating them, and I’d rather not feel gross all the time because of a cheese-dust craving. To fight your own snack demons, see if you can discover a couple healthy foods you’d be willing to munch on the regular. Keep them available and you’ll feel much better during study sessions than you would if your snack was Funyuns.

Being prepared to go back to college in the fall doesn’t require dropping $300 on school supplies, honest. Just spend some time figuring out your own best practices and it will make the start of your school year so much easier.

Colder today than it’s been lately. I went with the balaclava to protect my skin from the single-digit windchill.

I was debating between one longer (12?) run this weekend or two moderate runs. I think I’m ready to start running some on consecutive days if the pace stays easy.

So I’m doing 6 today and 8 tomorrow. My foot was a little tight after Thursday’s track workout, but it’s good now. I think as long as I’m taking a break after the harder runs, I’ll be okay.

Starting to feel the need to increase the weekly mileage, and I’m only really gonna do that if I start running more than 3-4 times a week. My weekend to-do list includes writing a training plan that will at least get me to the Shamrock Shuffle in April. Hopefully it gets done!

Being busy is a form of laziness - lazy thinking and indiscriminate action. 

Being busy is most often used as a guise for avoiding the few critically important but uncomfortable actions.

— 

Tim Ferris, Tools of Titans

Much (possibly the majority) of what Tim Ferris peddles is snake oil that lacks evidence. That being said, I have highlighted many, many passages in Tools of Titans. This was one of those sections. 

My To Do list usually has two or three truly important tasks and 10 to 20 distractions. 

“Being busy” is often a code for “these distractions are keeping me from what I really want (and really need) to accomplish today”. 

I’m not a Monster part 2

A/N: So i have had a really long day and I don’t feel good. But I’m so glad you guys liked this. I think i might make it a drabble series to avoid the stress of really long chapters. I hope you guys like the chapter. As always feedback is greatly appreciated

Part One

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Warnings: None??

Word Count: 1000 (I may have purposely done that)


When you decided to find out who you were you honestly didn’t think it would be this hard.

Today was the three month mark of you finding the letter, and you weren’t any closer to finding the answers you needed.

After you found the letter you had book a flight to New York. Once you got there you made your way to the Avengers tower, and after standing there for a solid ten minutes you had finally gathered the courage to go inside.

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Gradblr Challenge - Day 13/14

I’M DONE!!!!! :D All the things required for my classes this quarter are done!!!! I have officially completed my winter quarter. As you can see above, every thing that I needed to do for my classes is off the to-do list! I also doodled a smol self-portrait because I was really liking my hair and outfit today. I have a streak of pink in the left side of my hair, and I love experimenting with styles that change the location of the pink :)

This weekend, I powered through in my productivity. Friday was mostly a recovery day, and then Saturday and Sunday were both extremely productive writing days in which I still managed to squeeze in a few hours of dance practice. I’m quite pleased with myself!

I utilized a trick that I learned recently from a writing workshop - to turbocharge the concept of a “shitty first draft” by turning off auto-correct. The idea is that the first draft of your writing will never be your best one, so you should focus entirely on writing, not editing, as you create it. Implementing that, I was able to turn out 10 pages of writing in one day! I didn’t realize how much minor corrections and editing while writing impeded my thinking process. My first draft was *definitely* riddled with typos and repetitive vocabulary, though :P

Though I am officially on spring break now, I don’t really view the 2 weeks ahead as a vacation. I just see the time ahead as more scheduling flexibility and thought space for me to spend on research… #justphdthings

I’m happy that I’ll have time to get back into daily blogging the gradblr challenge and talking to all of you lovely #gradblr folks, though! :) 

The positive things: 13/03/17

  • It was really sunny today and I went for a gentle stroll in the woods 
  • I tried a different cereal bar at M/S (salted caramel yum)
  • Felt kind of productive as I read in bed first thing and did a few bits and bobs that needed to be ticked off my list (phone calls etc)
  • Low afternoon led to lots of jigsaw puzzle ‘doing’ = best distraction
  • I COOKED A STIR FRY WITH A SAUCE FOR DINNER (first ever proper stir fry was definitely a winner in my books)
  • Currently making CINEMA PLANS with the bestest as she is home for a few days this weekend!
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Originally posted by suzuha

(Day 17) ((whoops, sorry kids I forgot to write this up last night. Well bonus for you guys you get two today! Although I have to say my track record has been pretty good this month but I’m only human! Excuse me.) 

Baccano while being a super phenomenal anime for many reasons makes it’s way onto my list for a few big ones right out of the gate. One, it’s the hard to find prize of being a great dub but I’ll get to that in a minute because I need to give the backstory on why exactly it really really works in English. 

Baccano in another rare move is set in America, and not just America but 1930′s prohibition era Chicago at that. This really interesting backdrop to our story sets Baccano apart from about 95% of anime immediately. But! It’s what it does with this backdrop that’s the kicker. Baccano is a project that adapted the first four of an award winning series of light novels but instead of the stories being told linearly timeline wise like in those books the director decided to mix many different events together in a giant network of plot and characters.  This ends up really working for it because the Tarantino stylings really keep you enthralled. 

Light novels are kind of an odd category in Japan. On paper (heh) they’re supposed to be smaller more palatable novellas that you can take on the train or something like that. But in my experience with the genre firsthand they seem to be just all over the place. Usually they’re 200 pages or so but that doesn’t mean the plot gets finished in just one small book. It just ends up looking like they cut a bigger story into smaller installments. 

 Back to the main point, I’m super big on character interaction as you all know and Baccano is also SUPER big on it as well. How certain characters know each other and what their aims and motivations are in reference to each other is what makes this story really tick. The events as they start out looking unconnected but when you zoom out it creates this crazy as hell picture that has got to be seen to be believed. Bootlegging, alchemy, immortality, gangsters, cops and robbers, it’s bonkers. 

Now about the dub, the English voices are very decently done and pretty historically acurate and because of the setting it’s way less jarring to hear English over all. I’ve watched the entire thing in both languages and I really can’t pick a clear winner.

Anime OPs are, as many people have said over the years, basically a commercial to get you to stop flicking channels and check out this particular show airing. They set up the scene, show of characters, set the tone of the show, and give you something of a taste of what the show is about and Baccano’s OP over many many others does this /so/ well that it’s still among my favorites of all time. 


If you choose to check Baccano out don’t forget the specials which knit up some of the plot that gets left undone in the anime as well as tell a few side stories in the process. Baccano sadly probably wont ever get a continuation as it was niche when it came out and mainly made to promote the LNs. Still those same LNs are FINALLY getting official releases and I’ve got the first one in the mail so I’m going to check out how it reads. Fan LN translations are something I’ve very grateful for but they really are suspect in over all quality of the translation. It’s fucking tough to get something that flows at all and unlike media with pictures all you have is the prose so I get it. This is where you need translators and writers to team up to make something that is accurate as it can be but still looks good. 

anonymous asked:

hello do u have any favourite tony/rhodey fics?

oh god, you have no effing idea of what you’ve unleashed i’d probably just go on a rant on each of them but instead i’ll try to keep it to a normal casual list ( just two things 1. i usually always bookmark the fanfics i love to bits so i’m gonna take most -if not all- of the ones listed here from my bookmarks and 2. unfortunately i am super picky with fanfics, especially if it’s two characters i adore like tony and rhodey so -while i can’t be sure until i finish- this might be a short list. on top of that, i actually haven’t gone to ao3 for these two in quite a while -something i’m probably going to fix today, cause now i need me some rhodeytony- so yeah, sorry about that ). 

here it goes, actually under a cut ( except the first three cause i really love them ! they’re definitely my favorites ) cause it got kinda long. my bad for ranting, whops !  also totally my bad because this went from ‘my faves’ to ‘all the rhodeytony stuff i’ve ever read and liked’, sorry !

  • tomorrow, on the beach    — aka the best thing that ever happened to me on ao3. as you can possibly guess it’s a ‘edge of tomorrow’ au with tony and rhodey and i swear to god i went to bed that i still had to finish this and spent the morning after with my phone glued to my hand. i had basically only just cracked open my eyes and i was already back on it. i read it like my life depended on it.  there are lovely cameos from maya hansen and pepper potts which i loved and god, it’ll probably make you love rhodeytony even more
  • james rhodes in 8C       – aka the one that will have you say ‘good lord what good thing did i do in my past life to deserve this’ and also ‘for fuck’s sake i don’t deserve this’ cause the pining is Real my friend and it will get to you. it’ll get to you and it will butcher you like a pig. it’s that good. so fucking good. here’s a quote just to get you going: 
    • “Man, no one said you were funny,” James Rhodes in 8C says. Tony forces a smile and rolls his shoulders inward. “Everyone here is a dweeb,” he says. “They don’t know what’s good. What’d they say about me anyway?”
            James Rhodes in 8C tilts his head, and his eyes are warm and clear, and something in Tony feels cracked and exposed, but somehow free. “Nothing important,” he says with a dismissive flick of his wrist, and that’s when Tony knows there’s never gonna be anyone for him but James Rhodes.
  • below freezing        – aka it’s tony’s turn to be the knight in shining armor, but before that prepare yourself: cause you’re gonna see rhodey like you’ve never even imagined. this fic will gently wrap its hand around your heart and, at one point out of fucking nowhere, will squeeze and twist and you’ll probably beg for the end. cause, god, jUST GET RHODEY OUT OF THERE.  this is mostly rhodey-centric, if i remember correctly, but of course that means that there’s loads of rhodeytony things in it. you’ll sob, man. you’ll sob like a child. and you’ll enjoy it so fucking much & the ending’s too fucking much.  ( someone also did art for this here !  but don’t spoil yourself )

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anonymous asked:

URGENT ⭕⭕⭕ I'm 17 and I'm planning to move out of my house in July when I turn 18 because I can't stand being stand the way my mom treats me. It's not always bad, but when it is, it's unbearable. My parents don't trust me, they have a tracker on my phone, they shut my service off at 9 every night, they take my phone often and tell me I shouldn't talk to my friends so much or I shouldn't need to. Theres a long list of what they do, and my biggest crime is not cleaning their dishes every single "

⭕⭕ night. Every month or so my mom will really get at me And each time, she’s able to tear me down and make me feel awful, telling me I’m irresponsible, untrustworthy, and so on. Today it got it’s worst, she was mad I didn’t clean the night before because I have been working my ass off for school, she sent me very long messages at school about how I don’t help, I don’t care, and just long rants, I wound up breaking down at school and going to counseling. When I got home she started yelling at ⭕⭕ me she gave me a long lecture and made me feel like complete shit I started crying and told her she made me feel like a failure she said give me your phone, you obviously dont deserev it. She started yelling about how i deserve to be tracked because I can’t be trusted, i was panicking, i was crying and shaking she said calm the fuck down, that im using my stress and anxiety as an excuse She literally ⭕⭕⭕said “Really? a panic attack? You need to suck it up. Stop doing that, i am not going to take you to a shrink, you are not that fucked up as a person ⭕⭕ I’m sorry to send so many, I’m overwhelmed as hell right now between school and home and I just don’t know what to do. I have friends offering to come get me, and as much as I want to leave, I know no matter what I’m going to come back here, and I think doing that would just make it worse with my mom. I don’t know what to do. I know 18s just a few months away but this hurts me so bad everytime, and I’m so sick of dealing with it, and I’m so sick of not being able to talk to her about this


I’m so sorry that you have to deal with this, love. I want you to know that you don’t deserve to be emotionally abused like this. Your struggles with anxiety are valid. 

Can I ask, if moving out now would just result in you going back, why is moving out at 18 any different? I would suggest moving out now and resolving to not go back. This is an environment that you need to leave as soon as possible and only return for short, controlled visits that allow you to leave when necessary. 

I’m sure you’ve tried this, but it might be beneficial to sit down with your parents and explain how their actions effect you. Don’t lead off with “YOU do this” and “YOU do that;” try “I feel ____ when you _____” or “when _____ happens.” If you can’t discuss in person, send them an email or write a letter. 

If talking to your parents about the issue will make it worse, Do Not Do That. 

Again, none of this is your fault, and please please please see about moving in with one of your friends. Your mom should not be treating you this way. 

Marie-Rose