For the past two weeks I’ve been making mantic discs from a fallen holly tree. It’s been pretty tough work, but I’m so happy with the results!
I wanted my own runes, but I didn’t want to use Norse ones. I also didn’t want to call them “runes” since these letters aren’t in the ancient Germanic alphabet. So I decided to do one with the Greek alphabet.
So I got discs from a holly branch, sanded them down three times, traced on the letters, burned them, applied mod podge, and then finally today I was able to apply a sealant.
Each disc is two-sided, with the lower-case on one side and capitalization on the other side (this is demonstrated in the top two pictures). I figured I could use this as a divination advantage as well - lower-case means just a little, upper-case means a lot!
“But the Greek letters don’t mean anything.” I know. I provided my own solution for this! I went through the wikipedia pages regarding what Greek letters are currently used for in math and science and tried to simplify those into basic ideas, similar to tarot card descriptions. (Also similarly to tarot, there is some overlap, and sometimes meaning seem contradictory - as with all divination, use your intuition.)
In case any other Hellenics would like to use the meanings I derived for their own uses, here they are!
From photographer Garric Ray: “The spot Dan is skating is at an auto body shop on the outskirts of Portland. Dan had already filmed this Kickflip a few days prior, but I was out of town when he first skated the spot. So, I meet up with Dan a few days later and when I meet up with him, the auto body shop was open for business and unfortunately, this bump over fence was right in front of one of the employee’s office. Being that the fence was pretty much made entirely of glass, we got the boot pretty quick and got plenty of strange looks. But Martin Reigel and Dan starting talking to the employee and starting offering her some HUF shoes and some socks in exchange for us skating the spot. At first, she thought we were all lying, but once she pulled up the HUF website on her computer and saw Dan’s picture on the team page, she went from frustrated to excited in a matter of seconds. It was pretty funny to see the change of attitude with the promise of free product, I remember her being pretty stoked on the weed socks too. Dan skated this spot for about 15-20 mins (all while running late for a flight back to the Bay Area) right after Dan rolled away from the Kickflip- he had an Uber arrive at the spot and take him to the airport- a flight that I believe he missed due to the lovely traffic we’ve been having in Portland lately.”
YOU DID A THREAD WITH TT HOW EXCITED WERE YOU ABOUT THAT?! Btw: it's super cute and I love it
((OOC: I mean, honestly, this has been me the entire time:
Just for reference, that has been me for the past week. Just hollerin’. I’ve been blushing for upwards of five days. I’ve lost what little chill I had. My cat is avoiding me. My roommates are moving out. Wake up screeching, go to bed hoarse. This is just my life now. ))
Hello Cosmere Fandom. I’m back with The Boyfriend reads Words of Radiance, Part 2! He got pretty busy and didn’t read for like three months, which is why this took so long to post. Also this one is longer than the others, because I also included some of his speculation after finishing the book, for reasons. Anyways, if you missed his reactions to The Way of Kings, click here for Part 1, and click here for Part 2. And if you missed Part 1 of his Words of Radiance reactions, click here! Pretty sure it doesn’t need to be said, but, there be spoilers ahead!
I don’t really know how to start this because this weekend was such an experience, and I had to the most wonderful time. I know a lot of you have been asking about my time there, so here’s a full rundown of my weekend. Most is under the cut because IT’S A LOT.
I’ll start with what you really want to hear. As most of you already know, Iain and Elizabeth were both the kindest human beings on the planet. Iain was just so nice and thoughtful, and he genuinely enjoyed meeting everyone at the con. You could just tell he was having a lovely time, which made the whole experience even better. And of course, Elizabeth was a complete angel, running a guy down to return his pen, and was completely sweet throughout the whole weekend.
Now, onto my Saturday experience!
First off, I have to thank @eclecticmuses for letting me follow her around like a lost puppy all day Saturday. Honestly, I had no idea where to go, so thank you for being so kind and leading the way. You were a lifesaver, and so much fun to hang with all day!
After meeting up with some of her cosplay friends, we went directly to Iain’s autograph line. We were about 15th? in line, so we didn’t have to wait that long, but let me tell you. Once Iain came out and sat down, the f-bombs were flying amongst our group bc we were losing our shit. After about a minute of everyone having a little excited panic, we calmed ourselves (as much as possible) and waited for our autographs.
There should have been pain. There wasn’t any pain.
Commission for @wedomorrison of their version of Jack and Gabe. I was pretty excited when I got this because Reaper just sounds like he has his own form and then he also can have a type of almost symbiote-esque relationship with Jack and thats just. AAAAAH let’s just say I was pretty stoked for the commission. And I might get more??? I might get more aah im so excited.
Anyway, if you haven’t checked their fic, it’s overhere. Jack is all scarred up something fierce and Reaper tends to touch places he shouldn’t but I kind of love that all around. Warnings for gore and such, but other than that, it’s a fun read. World needs more monstery goopy Gabe~.
Ok the Caps/Flyers rivalry is HUGE, so when I got this, I
was stoked! And I think it turned out pretty cute! You even get a little Andre
with children, so enjoy that!
Warning: one bad word
@th3littlemermaid14 Request: Hi!!!! Love love love all of your writing!! I just
thought of this request with ever so adorable Andre Burakovsky where he meets
your family like everyone and is adorable with the little cousins but also the
reader is from another city like for example im from Philly and (don’t hate me)
been born and raised a flyers fan (but Andre is my favorite) so if the readers
fam could poke fun at both of them and he’s super nervous but the whole thing
is just super fluffy and adorable!
can’t believe you wore that” you mumbled as you turned on to your childhood