if you find one let me know

anonymous asked:

Ever RK shippers turned crazy when heard Kristen said the word BF and somehow considered it as present situation but when Jamie, one of Rob's friends, who I assume if Rob and Kristen still a couple, he would be one of the ppl who know, said it's more hard for Rob and Kristen in Twi movies coz they were also couple in real life, no one cared. RK shippers finding things that suit the imagination. Kristen was never pic in London when not working so how is it Rob still in London at his leisure?

Okay Anon..Let’s Play!  

First no…we did not go crazy when we heard Kristen call Rob her boyfriend in the present tense.  We were just very happy.  It’s ppl like you that went crazy about it!  

The proof is in your comment to me!  

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anonymous asked:

Prompt?: So I've been thinking with Keith actually having to lead Voltron, Lance is probably going to give Keith a hard time. While Keith is just putting all this pressure on himself, ending up making himself sick but being all secretive because he's the leader now and he can't be weak. So on night Lance can't sleep and is wandering around and ends up finding feverish Keith having a mini breakdown just miserable. Lance feels terrible for not realizing this has been on him too and fusses over him

This will be short, but it’s a great prompt, thank you for wanting me to write it!


Lance missed Shiro more than he felt comfortable admitting. Keith was doing a great job as the black paladin, though Lance could never let him know that, but all the same, Shiro was his friend, and he missed him. He rolled over in his bed, looking at the clock. 4:03 a.m. He sighed. Another one of those nights, he figured.

Lance threw the covers off his body and stood, deciding that maybe a cup of something hot might help him sleep. However, as he walked past the training room to the kitchen, he heard footsteps. 

Instantly, he bristled. He wished suddenly that he’d brought his bayard, but settled for grabbing the nearest object he could find–which happened to be a decorative plant–and rounded the corner. 

“What are you doing, Lance?” Keith asked. 

“I, uh,” Lance stammered, “was up to get a drink. I heard someone in here, and I thought I might have to… you know… fight ‘em off?” 

Keith blinked. “With a plant?”

Lance set it down quickly. “That’s not important,” he shook his head. “Why are you up?”

“Couldn’t sleep,” Keith replied simply, but something in his tone… “You should go back to bed. We’ve got training early tomorrow.”

“Are you okay?” Lance asked. The question caught Keith off guard.

“Of course, why?”

“Because,” Lance replied gently, stepping forward, “Your hands are shaking, and you’re breathing fast.” 

“I’m fine,” Keith said authoritatively.

“Don’t use that tone on me; you know it won’t work,” Lance brushed him off.

“It should work, though,” Keith argued. “Shiro could do it. You always listened to Shiro.”

“What are you talking about?” Lance asked. “Are you mad at me or something?”

“No,” Keith objected, “I just… You listened to Shiro. Everyone listened to Shiro. He was the leader. And now he’s not here. And I’m here. And I’m supposed to somehow fill his shoes, but how can anyone expect me to do that?”

Lance had never thought before that maybe his insubordination toward Keith had been having an impact. They’d had a sort of mutual understanding as rivals when they were equals, but now that Keith was the leader…

No. There was no way that Lance’s actions alone had spurred this reaction in someone like Keith. 

On a gut feeling, Lance reached out and brushed Keith’s bangs out of his face to touch his forehead.

“You’re running a little hot there, buddy,” Lance informed him affectionately. 

“I’m fine,” Keith repeated. 

“Come on,” Lance instructed, guiding Keith up and letting him lean against him for support, “You need to go to bed.”

“Training starts in an hour, and I’ve got to get ready–”

“Hunk can lead training; you know he’s more than capable,” Lance reassured. “You’ve got to take care of yourself, okay? Even though you’re our leader. Especially now that you’re our leader. We need you, mullet.”

Keith closed his eyes and let Lance lead him to bed, depositing him on the edge. 

“Why do you tie your stupid laces so tight,” Lance muttered. Keith looked down to find Lance struggling with his shoes.

“Here, I can–”

“No, no,” Lance argued, “I’m doing it.” Finally, Lance settled for yanking Keith’s shoes off without even untying the laces. 

“You can deal with those after you’ve had some sleep,” Lance grumbled. 

“I could have just untied my shoes, Lance.”

“I handled it.”

“They’re going to be impossible now that you’ve destroyed the knots.”

Goodnight.” Lance turned out the light, but paused in the doorway. “For the record, I don’t think you should worry. You don’t have the authority that Shiro had, sure. But we trust you. Not every leader is a commander, Keith. When you get down to it, when it matters, we all trust you enough to follow wherever you lead.”

Lance left, and Keith fell deeply asleep for the first time in a long time.

Into the Deep Woods

Someone: Spark you really need to stop with all of these hybrids AU’s

Me: lol no fuck you, here’s one right now actually


“Ohm, you can’t just wander into the Deep Woods! Do you realise how many predators are there?”

“But I lost my ribbon in there! How-” 

“We can just get you a new one, now let’s turn back before we get eaten!” 

“No way. If you want to leave, leave. I can find it myself, it’s probably not that far off.” 

“Fine, don’t blame me when someone snatches you away! Especially if they’re a snake, you know how much they love to eat your type.” 

“Whatever!”


The scene replayed in his head, him venturing out into the Deep Woods while his friend attempted to convince him to come back but eventually leaving him alone out of fear. He cursed the wind for causing this in the first place, blowing the precious cloth far away. It had no use now, all he needed to do was find it and get out of there as soon as possible. 

A mix of growing blues, with fading oranges and yellows, enveloped the once clear sky which earned another curse to slip Ohm’s tongue. He knew that once the night fully revealed itself, so would the hunters. Predators, that’s what they called them, and they were the Prey. 

With every minute wasted on finding nothing, the growls of hunger from nearby Predators grew louder and louder. Ohm found himself causing more accidents on himself, his clothing earning a few scars. Just then, he felt a drop of liquid fall on his palms, thunder roared in the distance as his bunny ears perked up to the new sounds.

“Tch… great just great…” Ohm crossed his arms in frustration, the wind brushed by him, rain drops increasing as he tried to find some shelter. Luckily for him, thunder flashed out an outline of a nearby cave and he was able to reach there in time before the thunderstorm could get any worse. 

“This is… this is fine you know!” He cussed, the thunder shocked nearby him in response. Ohm yelped and hide behind some large rocks, his body was shaking for a while but he managed to calm himself down. Rolling up into a comfortable position and tucking his grey bunny ears around his face to earn some warmth, Ohm was able to fall into a deep sleep.


“Wakey wakey Missster Bunny~” 

Ohm yawned from the sudden wake-up call, his hands automatically rubbed his eyes as a groan escaped his lips. He straightened himself up before opening his eyes to reveal the mystery figure. Dirty blonde hair, ocean blue eyes, light complexion and an amethyst snake tail which replaced his lower torso. 

“Ahh, sssso you were ssssleeping. I wasss about to eat you for a sssecond.” An innocent laugh followed after their sentence. The realisation was sinking into Ohm quickly, terror and panic escalated as he backed himself against the rock he was hiding behind last night. 

“You’re a… a…” The words faded away, his hands tried to grip the rock for some form of support as the snake simply chuckled. 

“Yesss, I’m a sssnake hybrid. What can you do about it? I mean… thisss isss my cave, after all,~” They leant in closer, trapping Ohm between his arms, forked tongue slipping in and out against his blushing cheeks. “Tasssty~ If I do say ssso mysself.” He commented before giggling again. 

“I-i-i…” Ohm stuttered again. 

“Name’sss Bryce, what about you Bunny~?” Ohm felt the snake’s tail coiling around his legs, he gulped before managing to reply. 

“O-O-Ohm…” 

“Ahh, I ssee…” Bryce looked away, deep in thought. Ohm, on the other hand, was now completely trapped in the large tail of the snake. “Oooh! Were you lookin’ for thisss by any chance?” He moved somewhere behind a collection of rocks before revealing the cloud grey ribbon that Ohm had been searching for. 

“Yeah… How did you-” 

“It flew right into my face, ssstrange right?” Bryce laughed again, scratching his amethyst cheek scales with a razor sharp claw. Ohm gave out an awkward laugh so he could attempt to befriend the snake. 

“So… areyougoingtoletmegoorwhat?”

“What? I’m not really sssure about that Ohmy~” Bryce pinned Ohm again, sending a wave of visible shudders down his spine. He tied the ribbon around Ohm’s neck, dragging one of his fingers to his chin while his other hand was playing around with his hair and ears. Ohm could do nothing but blush tomato red as Bryce leant closer towards his human ears. “Tell me Ohmy~ What isss it that you want from me~?” 

anonymous asked:

Hello friend! I just came from telling someone else I follow about this user, @hellopoods , who is reposting people's work. I saw one of yours there and immediately came to find you (after telling the other person, obviously). I just wanted to let you know about it once I saw one of your stuff. Now I've done my job, toodles~

Oh Gosh! Thank you so SO much for telling me, friend! Means a lot!!!

Inconceivable!

Originally posted by mooseleys

You hated Prince Humperdinck with a passion. When he had asked you to marry him, you said yes only because you didn’t have much of a choice. Your one true love was dead and you had lost all purpose to live.

It didn’t take you long to find out what sort of man Humperdinck really was. He was conniving and cruel. He longed for power and he would stop at nothing to get it.You could never love a man like him.

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anonymous asked:

Do you know any dim-glowing colour changing stimtoys that I might be able to get on a Europe/UK based site?

Thank you so much for giving me your region - that makes my job a little easier. Sadly, this has been a tough ask for me, because it’s difficult for me to determine what is and isn’t dim-glowing online. (These sorts of details seldom make it into product descriptions.) Since I avoid light-up toys myself, I don’t even have the advantage of seeing if I can find items in my own collection online.

(Doing this search has shown me that there are light up toys I’d probably enjoy myself - the colour changing egg, for one!)

First, I’ll throw this out to the followers - if you know of anything you can confirm that is dim glowing and colour-changing, let me know. Even if it’s from an American site, please link me or give me the product name, because I’ll attempt to track it down on appropriate websites for our asking anon.

Secondly, I’ll give you a somewhat-random selection of light-up toys and accessories from UK-based sites in the hope that something here works for you!

The sites I link to feature light-up/flashing puffer toys, puffer balls and glitter balls. They’re also incredibly common here in Australia in toy shops and discount/dollar stores, and I’d imagine that to be the same no matter where you are. So I won’t link to many of those as opposed to the unique/unusual toys, but they are available at literally every website, if that’s what you’re after. Most of the ones I’ve seen are not dim, however.

At Multi-Sensory World (which appears to be the UK version of The Therapy Shoppe - lots of stim toys) I think the best offering is this Colour Changing Egg, £4.00. This is non-flashy and seems to offer the least amount of glare. The Sensory Mini Lights (£10.00) also look quite gentle, although they don’t change colour.

Other light-up options from this vendor that seem brighter and/or flash include: Disco Ball (£3.00), Colour Changing Sphere (£12.00), Flashing Rainbow Ball (£2.50), Glitter Ball (£4.50), Spinning Wand (£2.00) and Small Glitter Lamp (£10.00). They also have some very expensive, very beautiful light-up home decor items in their visual/sight category.

Explore Your Senses has another section for light-up toys. Best (least flashy/bright) offerings include the White Lightning Stick (£5.94 Incl. VAT), Egyptian Lights Pyramid (£11.94 Incl. VAT), Light-up DNA Ball (£5.94 Incl. VAT), Four Square Mood Lamp (£11.94 Incl. VAT) and Light Up Shapes (£22.74 Incl. VAT).

Other, brighter/more flashy offerings - and forgive me for not adding prices but my hands are tired - include the Double Windmill Lightshow, Kaleidoscope Light Bulb, Geometric Flashing Ball and the Light-up Molecule Ball.

Cheap Disability Aids also has a large section of light-up toys and furnishings. (Their site is harder to navigate without searching, though.) I like the Crystal Ball Light (£15.99), the Aurora Sphere Light (£13.95), the Spectra Ball (£3.49) and the Colour Changing Moonlight Cushion (£18.95). The cushion looks super awesome! I almost want one!

I hope this gives you somewhere to begin. If you have a specific toy in mind, or need not-UK European sites, let me know and I’ll see what I can track down.

ETA: @overlydramaticgollum says,

I would go for things ment to be night lights/ sleep aids for kids you can get toys and things that glow softly and I found a white cube at Kmart In the clearance that has a pretty soft colour change

Awesome addition!

anonymous asked:

I hope this isn't too invasive but do you have any plp? I hope you have a wonderful night!

I don’t mind the question, especially because I’ve talked with them both about this recently. 

I’m fairly certain I know what PLP stands for, and another similar term is QPP (queerplatonic partners). And they’re my brot3. My Padfoot and Moony. 

Fynn and PJ are my PLPs and QPPs. And I don’t think you know how much it means to me that they still make me feel included even though they’re in a romantic relationship with each other. I love these two so so much. They’re my platonic loves. I am beyond grateful for them both in my life. They pretty much showed up when I needed them most and I am very much so platonically in love with them. And, let me tell you, if you’re lucky enough to find people or just one person whom you love and care so deeply for and know they feel the same, it is so so good. 

And it’s even better when you realize that that’s what they are. It’s more than just a friendship. You would do anything to make them happy and be there with them. You literally couldn’t imagine your life without them. They’re some of the first people you would go to. It’s just…love. Without the romance, but the feeling is most definitely there and it is as valid as any other relationship. 

@justanothernerdyroleplayer @huffledoof

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Why I Love Black People, Reason #8,372.

So last night, some poor intern at Yahoo probably lost their job with this tweet.

Learn to proofread, Beth!  Anyway, Black Twitter was not bout to just let that slide and the GOLD going down in the #NiggerNavy hashtag has me crying.  Now, I know some of my white friends/readers are slightly uncomfortable reading that hashtag, and that just means you were raised right.  But Black America has enacted a brief – very brief – reprieve where you can read and even chuckle about the n-word without collapsing into a puddle of guilt.  Note, this reprieve is not extended to speaking or typing, so I bet not see none of y’all’s handles on Twitter trynna participate.  I already know Buzzfeed is probably finding one of their many Black folks to compile a list and blur out the i-g-g in each tweet so they can post it and catch those clicks real quick.

And tell your Trumpublican cousins to stay out of our hashtag with their whining about how racist it is that we can say it and they can’t.

Edit:  I don’t check for Buzzfeed so I was wrong.  I mean, yes, they already made a post, but they didn’t blur anything.

10 Types of Emotional Manipulator

1. The Constant Victim - This kind of individual will always finds a way to end up as a victim in their relationships.

. One-Upmanship Expert – This person uses put downs, snide remarks and criticisms, to show that they’re superior, and know much more than you.

3. Powerful Dependents – They hide behind the mask of being weak and powerless – then use their helplessness to dominate relationships. That is, they send the subtle message “you must not let me down.”

4. Triangulators – This person tries to get other people on their side. They’re quick to put you down, and to say some nasty things. They separate good friends or drive a wedge in families.

5. The Blasters – They blast you with their anger or they blow up suddenly. That stops you asking questions - in case there’s a showdown.

6. The Projector – This person thinks they’re perfect and others have the flaws. They take no ownership – because they’re never, ever wrong.

7. The Deliberate Mis-Interpreter – They seem like a nice person – but they twist and use your words. They spread misinformation and misinterpret you. Thus, they deliberately present you in a false, negative way.

8. The Flirt – This person uses flirting to get their way in life. They want to be admired and to have an audience. However, your feelings and your needs are of no concern to them.

9. The Iron Fist – They use intimidation and throw their weight around, to use you for their ends, and to get their way in life.

10. The Multiple Offender – This person uses several of the techniques we’ve described – and they’ll often switch between them if it suits their purposes.

Love Square Songs

Ladrien)

Romantic Marichat)

Platonic Marichat (Talking about their crushes, of course)

Adrienette)

Personal Ladynoir)

Just a thought that wouldn’t leave me at 4:00 in the morning.

[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.

Whisper

Summary: Nat does everything in her power to finally get you and Bucky together. 

Warnings: This is pretty much all smut: unprotected sex (please use protection), thigh riding, oral (m receiving), praise kink (kinda?). i think that’s it, let me know if you find anything else

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A/N: I finally wrote something! I have a few more pieces in the works now too. Sorry I haven’t been writing as much, but I am trying to work on that. Hope you enjoy. Send me requests here. 

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Hello you lovely people! Here’s another one for you guys, based on this request:  OMG you should totally do a shot where Harry has some trouble getting it up….

Hope you guys enjoy it! Let me know what you think, love B xx

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He’s tired. He is so tired.

There’s not enough sleep in this world that’ll help him get enough energy to get up and leave his house.

Harry’s been running himself ragged with all the studying and working he’s been putting in for this new role he’s got lined up.

Night after night, you find him with his face buried in books and scripts that look ratty and old from how much he’d fussed with it and scanned page after page with tired, sleepless eyes so he can prepare himself as much as he can for when they start shooting.

Add that to all the catching up with friends and visiting family and the time he tries and spend with you, his best friend, and that’s enough to have him dragging himself around, barely any energy to get up and make himself something to eat.

You’ve watched him neglect the gym shoes that are left in a corner of his bedroom way too many times for it to be healthy and you’re starting to worry wether or not this acting career of his is really worth it if it’s going to wear him down like this.

Expressing these concerns every time you walk through his door after running an errand for him because he’s too tired to function had become a routine. His only response now is to tell you he’ll “sleep when he can”, but you don’t see that happening any time soon.

“When was the last time you got out of the house?” You ask him, after a quick trip to the nearest Waitrose down the road, resting a bag full of ingredients so you can make him a decent meal.

“Dunno.” He shrugs, heels of his hands rubbing tightly against his tired eyes to push away the blurriness in his vision. “Can’t remember.”

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Find You (Part 3)

Summary: Bucky has moved into a new apartment, not knowing that its previous tenant thinks they still live there. And he’s the only one that can see them.

Word Count: 1,215

Warnings: None.

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A/N: I hope you all enjoy this very short third part! Let me know :D Things are about to get even better, I promise!

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Bucky kept his promise to you, getting up early the next morning and sitting down with you at his dining room table. Slowly chewing on his cereal, he looks at you and quirks a brow.

“Do you remember what happened before you woke up in my bathroom?”

You narrow your eyes at him, not missing the different pronunciation when it came to him declaring whose bathroom it was. Yet, your mind tries to travel further back than you crying in the bathroom, and you come up blank.

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Suga Daddy: Part 4

Suga Daddy: Part 4

Word count: 9k

Genre: smut, angst

So this chapter really means a lot to me so I hope you like it. Let me know if you want. Enjoy! Also, I didn’t have enough time to edit this how I wanted to. Sorry about the mistakes.

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The week had gone by super quickly, much to your dismay. You had hoped for a slow week. You had tried to focus on school and your dance classes. Yugyeom had been a great distraction but sadly he wasn’t over today and neither was Yoongi. You had been so use to him spending the night that when he slept over last night you were shocked not to find him in bed with you. The truth was he had been over every night this week. It was weird to you, he’d hadn’t come over everyday since the beginning. One night you didn’t even have sex, you just cuddled on the couch and made out.

Then again he would barely talk to you. He’d come over and give you some of the best sex, fall asleep holding you and then would be gone once you woke up. You didn’t think much of it though because that’s something you were used to. What you were freaking out about was him texting you everyday about your parents.

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