inquiries

anonymous asked:

hey, i love your bujo and was wondering if you could suggest some themes/ideas for weekly spreads? thanks! x

hello, and thank you! i’m in a bit of a slump myself, so hopefully these themes can help us both. 

JOURNAL SPREAD THEMES + suggested things to add

  • hogwarts house colors
    • you could do one color at a time, or multiple!
    • house mottos
    • house aesthetic pictures
  • 4 seasons
    • season aesthetics
    • simple doodles 
    • goals for that season
  • space theme
    • describe your ideal planet
    • space doodles
    • doctor who quotes maybe?
  • library theme
    • different books you want to read
    • book quotes
  • art appreciation
    • museum pictures
    • museum tickets if you have them
    • different art pictures
    • abstract/detailed doodles
    • cursive, small lettering
  • different biomes
    • underwater, mountains, jungle, etc. 
    • animal pictures
    • have the colors match the mood
  • pastels 
    • one color or multiple 
    • cute quotes/doodles
    • sticky notes
    • small lettering
  • bold colors
    • one color or multiple
    • bright pictures
    • big lettering
  • earth tones 
    • plant pictures
    • browns/greens/etc. 
    • plant washi 
  • different brands 
    • cutouts of tags/brand names
    • simple layout 
    • success quotes 
  • stick to one color 
    • simple theme
    • sticky notes to match color 
    • cute doodles
    • cursive and regular lettering
  • garden theme
    • flower pictures/doodles
    • plant washi
    • growth quotes
    • cursive lettering
  • places you want to go/travel  
    • pictures of where you want to go
    • plane/train/boat doodles
    • vast array of colors 
    • lists of where to go 
    • budget to travel 
  • retro theme
    • retro colors
    • retro anime/show pictures
    • quirky or block lettering 
  • academic theme
    • list of classes and professors
    • task lists and test dates 
    • scholar quotes
    • school-themed doodles 
    • assignment trackers 

that was just what i could think of for now. i might make another list if i think of some more! 

anonymous asked:

About the Tim Soret game The Last Night and it's "a progressive society becoming a regressive one" thing, have you ever read/watched Brave New World, Psycho-Pass, the Cutie Map two parter from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, and Animal Farm? Or even read survivors stories of people who suffered under the Soviet Union and every Communist society ever? Because what Tim Soret is going with The Last Night is nothing new.

anonymous asked:

okay so i asked someone already and they were an asshole about it. since you are a witch mom, maybe you can explain?? why can't we call them spirit animals?

Originally posted by 2009wasagoodyear

This would be the part that the lights would lower and all eyes would be on me as I roll in a white board.  Anyway…

See, darlin’, there is thing and it is called CULTURAL APPROPRIATION.

*The very words echo off the walls of the empty auditorium.*

By definition, cultural appropriation is the adoption or use of the elements of one culture by members of another culture.  Let’s take the United States and use it as an example…

Because people from hundreds of different ethnicities make up the U.S. population, it’s not surprising that at times cultural groups rub off on each other. Americans who grow up in diverse communities may pick up the dialect, customs and religious traditions of the cultural groups that surround them.

Cultural appropriation is an entirely different matter. It has little to do with one’s exposure to and familiarity with different cultures. Instead, cultural appropriation typically involves members of a dominant group exploiting the culture of less privileged groups–often with little understanding of the latter’s history, experience and traditions.

“Borrowing” is a key component of cultural appropriation. In the 1950s, white musicians borrowed the musical stylings of their black counterparts. Because African Americans weren’t widely accepted in U.S. society at that time, record executives chose to have white recording artists replicate the sound of black musicians. This led to musical forms such as rock-n-roll being largely associated with whites in spite of the fact that black musicians were pioneers of the art form. This move also had financial consequences, as many of the black musicians who helped pave the way for rock-n-roll’s success never saw a dime for their contributions to the music.

Onto the more witchy aspects of this…

The term Spirit Animal, as used by young adults today, is a bastardized version of a Native American tradition.  The word’s loss of meaning is damaging to the concept of tradition, especially one as regularly plagiarized and demeaned as the traditions of Native Americans. Religion and belief is something to be taken seriously, and when it’s corrupted by pop culture and turned into something it shouldn’t be, then that’s where the damage starts to set in. 

I am nowhere near qualified enough to go into the importance of the term, and by no means do I want to generalize Native Americans as a singular identity, especially since Spirit Animal is not the same for every tribe. However, I (and many of my other witchy peers, AKA those assholes you speak of) do feel like the inappropriate use of the term is something that should be pointed out more, since most of the time people don’t know how problematic certain language can be.

Alternatives to “spirit animal” could be: personal totem, Patronus (ha!), familiar, and so on and so forth.

And by the way, I do have three personal animal totems I refer to in my craft.  I used to say “spirit animals” when I was younger and I quickly realized how offensive it was because I, a mixture of some very weird Cajun-Creole/Black Irish, am not Native American.

Hope this helps.

TL; dr: If you appropriate other cultures, YOU are the asshole.

hair-fiber  asked:

What's all this about money being bid on a ship war...? I'm intrigued at their persistence.

Basically over on mspa you can pay to have an ad there and since these children are crazy they were putting stuff like “vrisrezi is canon” and “Dirk and John are in love” and the ensuing war to try and keep the ad for one ship over the other has ended up working it’s way up to $700 for the ad space

Go big or go home in the homestuck fandom

myrtleandmoss  asked:

One of my friends wants to smoke mugwort, I'm not to keen or her doing it. Do you think it's safe for her to do so?

I’m not a licensed herbalist, so I can’t really make a concrete recommendation one way or another. Personally, no, I don’t think it’s a good idea, but that’s my opinion.

What I DO recommend is that your friend thoroughly research the side effects of the herb and speak to her physician or a licensed herbalist, especially if she’s on any other medication or has any mental conditions that might be adversely affected by psychotropics. Also, if she’s bound and determined to try the stuff, she needs to make sure that the material she’s getting isn’t cut with other herbs or chemical additives or harder drugs.

anonymous asked:

Do u have any tips for writing English essays?

hello! i have some tips, but i’m only going to list a few because if i keep going this is going to turn into a masterpost of sorts haha! 

some tips i have for you: 

  • start with the conclusion first, and make it boom
    • this sounds weird, but it works 
    • once you figure out a bomb ending, you can somewhat get a sense of how you want to lead into it
    • make your reader think after reading your last sentence 
  • throughout the body paragraphs, lead the reader, but let them know where they are going first
    • first sentence should be the “what/who” 
    • the next few sentences should be the “why” 
    • separate ideas by paragraph to make your argument concise
  • change up your sentence length and structure to make it flow
    • if you have a bunch of plain sentences with no punctuation, one after the other, that’s really dragging the reader through the swamp. 
    • seriously, that’s like getting stopped at every red light. let them go sometimes! 
    • i’ll show an example: 
      • No changes in structure: “Romeo and Juliet was a tragedy. It was about two kids in love. It all ended in pain. There was nothing good about it. They should have never met.” 
      • Changes in structure: “Romeo and Juliet was a tragedy. It was about two kids in love, and yet it all ended in pain. Was there anything good about it? No… Turns out, they should have never met.” 
  • try not to put the same word close together 
    • i don’t know why this is bothersome, but it just is 
    • instead of saying something like, “Romeo was a good kid. People talked about Romeo all the time.” 
    • say something like, “Romeo was a good kid; people talked about him all the time.” 
    • this goes for regular words, not just names

if you want more tips, i have a bunch. just let me know and i’ll think about writing a longer list! 

anonymous asked:

Hello! I'm a sea witch but I recently moved and now I'm not near it anymore :( to do a spell is it okay to put salt into water? As a substitute?

Originally posted by caribbeandive

You can actually make your own sea water in a pinch!  Here’s how:

YOU’LL REQUIRE:

  • water from a river or spring (not pond or lake; it has to be from a moving source)
  • sea salt (the bonafide kind, not table salt)
  • pot or pan
  • spoon
  • bowl
  • container

SPELLWORK:

1.  On the night of a new moon

, combine water and sea salt into a pot and bring to a boil.  Stir occasionally until the salt dissolves.  Allow to cool and then siphon out any debris while pouring the water into the bowl.

2.  Take the bowl outside and with your spoon, continue to stir.  Recite the following:

Though the Lady Moon hides from to me tonight,
I raise up this offering of my own creation
to bring Mother Sea and turning tides to my doorstep.
Let me, a child of watery depths and salted blood,
receive blessings from the Lady Moon
as she reveals her pale mask once more to the world.

3.  Allow the water to sit in the dark overnight, and in the morning, collect it and distribute it into a container.  Place the jar in a dark area until the night of the full moon.  Do not disturb the water.

4.  Bring the jar outside and give it a good shake, and give thanks:

For your blessings, I thank you,
and pledge that I will use this gift
in my workings of water, sea and storm.

Hope this helps!

gbs19  asked:

HEY! CONGRATS ON GRADUATING COLLEGE! <3 Here's a question: looking back, do you have any advice to give your freshman self knowing things you know now?

ahhhhh thank you so so much! and DO I. i have so many things i wish i knew. 

THINGS I WISH I KNEW COMING INTO COLLEGE
so you’re about to enter the next chapter in your life. it’s a scary thing, and very intimidating, but here are some tips that can help you. these are some things i would tell myself if i could go back in time: 

  • be comfortable being uncomfortable!
    • you’re going to feel awkward, but that is okay
    • embrace every encounter you have with people 
  • don’t dive into a relationship so fast
    • focus on your studies first
    • don’t let boys/girls distract you from learning 
    • you’re going to want a connection and just the smallest sparks can convince you that you need a person - that’s not true
    • find yourself first
  • dedicate some time each day to studying 
    • study then party
    • breaking up your studying is SO much better than cramming the days before an exam
    • relieves so much exam stress
  • start strong!! 
    • don’t procrastinate from the very start 
    • start off productive and it’d be easier to keep going 
  • don’t turn down every offer to go out with friends/roommate/etc.
    • sometimes, bonding is just what you need 
    • connect with people, don’t hole yourself up in your room forever 
  • just because you were smart in high school doesn’t mean you don’t need to study in college
    • THIS IS A LIE.
    • study your ass off.
    • i’m not joking.
  • join organizations and get involved
    • even if it’s just one 
    • take time to expand your horizons
    • you also can meet new people
  • your friend circle is going to dwindle, but you end up with the people you talk to for the rest of your life 
    • it’s okay if you feel like your friends from high school are growing distant 
    • make new, valuable friends in college
  • choose your friends wisely and minimize negativity in your life
    • surround yourself with people who want to be successful 
    • if you feel any negative energy, leave it/them be and move on 
  • call your parents or someone close at least once a week 
    • it’s a nice thing to talk to someone familiar
    • comforting for those stressful times 
  • get to know your professors!
    • introduce yourself the first couple weeks of classes
    • ask them questions if you don’t get the material 
  • GO. TO. CLASS. 
    • i don’t care if you have to get up at 7am just to go to a class with a professor you hate 
    • go to class and be present
    • just being there lets the professor recognize you and recognize your effort 
  • sit in the front of the class
    • honestly, this is so calming 
    • you have no one in front of you
    • you can slouch, spread out your legs, etc. 
    • the teacher notices you first
    • you don’t have to answer a lot of questions (basically, the prof will call on people in the back rows) 
    • minimized distractions
    • forces you to not check your phone during class 
  • start homework and projects early
    • deadlines sneak up on you 
    • there will be dead weeks and then BAM. EVERYTHING’S DUE INCLUDING YOUR SOUL. 
  • keep a planner 
    • write down every test date/project deadline/paper deadline/etc. 
    • fill it out the first week of school 
    • know everything ahead of time so you’re not blindsided
  • manage your time wisely 
    • don’t spend too much time on things that aren’t productive 
    • try to keep track of your day and how you’ve spent it
  • you’re going to make mistakes, and that is okay
    • you’re going to have some bad grades 
    • just work out what you missed and move on
    • keep working hard
  • keep track of your spending
    • don’t go overboard with meals
    • but remember to eat, too
    • eating healthy in college is super difficult, but there are a lot of ways to do so
  • make good decisions
    • go with your gut feeling 
    • if something feels weird or off, avoid it 
    • don’t drink more than you can handle
    • have a designated driver if you go out, or uber home 
  • conflict resolution saves roommate situations 
    • learn how to compromise
    • don’t make relationships with your roommate(s) sour 
    • talk about problems you guys are having, don’t sweep them under the carpet 
  • don’t ever walk alone at night 
    • find friends that will walk with you 
    • find study buddies that will stay with you during the late nights in the library 
    • have your phone in your hand or your keys if you are walking alone
    • let someone know when you leave a place and when you get home
  • make the most of it
    • take road trips with friends 
    • go to football or other sports games and scream for your school
    • settle into the library and just read for fun sometimes 
    • discover cool places on campus 
    • put up fairy lights in your room 
    • fill in a leadership role

whew!! i guess i should’ve made this a reference post, huh? i can always convert it to one in the future after making a banner for it. anyways, here you go! hope this helps<3 

duessaherself  asked:

Why do so many people think the A stands for "ally"?? Allies aren't LGBT, they're /allies/.

I have no idea. Maybe it’s because of that bit with closeted LGBTQ folks being able to be “allies” when they couldn’t openly be part of the community, but honestly? I think it’s because both the cishet and the LGBTQ communities have such issues with acknowledging the existence of asexual people. They’d literally rather acknowledge allyship than admit we exist at all.

Because for some reason, membership in either space is so intrinsically tied to sex and the desire to have sex that the thought of folks who DON’T want to have sex (at all) is impossible for some people to grasp.

anonymous asked:

advice for baby witches? well more like fetus witch. where do i start and stuff like that. thanks

Fetus witch, that is adorable.  I am going to use that more often.  <3  Anywho!

My biggest piece of advice for new witches is: RESEARCH.  Listen, under the umbrella that is paganism, there are HUNDREDS of sects just waiting for your discovery and exploration.  Get invested!  Read anything you get your hands on, visit metaphysical shops and attend conventions if you can, and take notes!  I wouldn’t settle on any labels just yet; take your time and find things that you really love.  It never hurts to simply try.

@moonlightacademy actually put together this AMAAAAAZING Beginner Witchcraft post that is definitely worth a read.  I suggest taking a gander at that and maybe finding a witch mama (or other witches) that can help you!

shinmeganetenseiapocalypse  asked:

I need to know now, favorite bachelor/bachelorette from mineral town

w-well…. this may come as sort of a surprise, and I’ve kept this hidden from all of you for a long time. But there’s actually another true husband that I have. My favorite harvest moon character that I’ve adored for years now…
and… that is…

Keep reading

0palss  asked:

hey rhianne! i was wondering if you had any advice about creating a routine for yourself?

hello! some tips i can give you is writing everything down that you think you need to do routinely, then starting out slow by picking a couple from that list. 

let’s say you make a list like this: 

  • make bed
  • take vitamins
  • put lotion on 
  • meal prep
  • get ready for school
  • take out trash

so if you want to stick with “make bed” and “take vitamins” first, then those would be the two that you do daily. 

once you get used to that small list, add another thing to it from the list of things you wrote the first time. 

this can even work for school-related things. say the list/study agenda is like this: 

  • reread chapter 
  • make notes on main points
  • do end of chapter problems
  • do supplemental work 
  • review 

if you cannot do all of that in a day/sitting, do two for now, then when the next chance comes, do more. 

routine is all about repetition, of good habits or bad. so make your habits beneficial to yourself! 

unknown-rps  asked:

½ = How the character feels about people taller or shorter than them( =①ω①=) = What animals the character likes and if they have a pet/pets(;╹⌓╹) = What scares the character(;へ:) = What makes the character cry

½ = How the character feels about people taller or shorter than them

Caesar is a VERY tall person so he’s used to being taller than everybody else and naturally looks down on them, not just literally :p When someone is taller than him it tends to make him very nervous.

( =①ω①=) = What animals the character likes and if they have a pet/pets

He actually does like animals, especially reptiles, amphibians, sheep, goats, alpacas and flamingos. And he also loves his pet of course~

(;╹⌓╹) = What scares the character

Not being able to use his devil fruit since that makes him pretty much helpless. Similarly being stuck in tight spaces or bound (unless it’s under… special circumstances) scares him too and y’know… a threat of a painful imminent death…

(;へ:) = What makes the character cry

He cries when he’s scared, very happy, sometimes when and if someone genuinely compliments him… really he just has a tendency to cry when he’s overwhelmed and/or loses control of his emotions.

anonymous asked:

Hi, I'm new to witchcraft - well, not new new but I digress - and I was wondering something. I seem to have trouble centering and grounding. I just don't know how to go about doing either. I've researched taken the time to really feel out the energies around me but I never really feel like I accomplish either. I've done shield and a few spells and they've worked and I hadn't done centering or grounding. Is that unusual or bad? I dunno. I'm in the closet with no guidance or even a library. Help.

Originally posted by dinsintegration

Before you meditate, or do other spiritual work such as energy healings, divination or magick, you should prepare and protect yourself. You do this by grounding yourself, centering your energies, and shielding yourself from unwanted influences.

CENTERING

Centering is simply returning all of your scattered energies to home base. Usually throughout the day, you have little energy tendrils out doing things while you are attending to business. Perhaps you are writing a report, but one ‘eye’ is on the clock, because you have a meeting coming up, and a fragment of your attention is thinking about your children, since one was sniffling this morning, and you also have a fraction of your mind drafting a letter of resignation you know you’ll never send.

To center yourself, call in all your scattered bits of attention and focus, and bring them into your body’s space. You are mentally compacting yourself around your mental or ‘spiritual center of gravity’. People have different concepts of where their spiritual center physically is.  Mine is at my apex, just below the notch of my sternum.  Some people locate it at their heart chakra or their solar plexus chakra. Pull your energies into a tight ball at the location where they seem to want to be at rest–if you aren’t centered, you might feel 'psychically top-heavy’, as if you were prone to topple over.

Pay attention to your breathing while you call in all your forces; imagine yourself inhaling white cleansing energy and exhaling dark, dusty 'busy-ness’ and futile wheel-spinning. This process can take 10-15 minutes while you’re first learning it, but once you learn the 'centered’ feeling, you can center yourself with a few breaths at any time, even while driving your car or walking into that important meeting.

GROUNDING

Grounding connects you to the energy of the earth, and is important in healing and magickal works since it prevents you from depleting your own body’s energy. Simply put, you connect to the earth by imagining you are connected to the earth. Sounds silly, but it works. Here’s how you do it:

Imagine you are standing in your bare feet on the ground. (It doesn’t matter if you’re in your cubicle in a high rise or even flying somewhere on a plane.) Your feet are planted firmly on the bare earth, and by an exercise of your will, you send roots into the earth. As you inhale, you draw energy up through your new 'roots’, and as you exhale, you send your roots even further into the earth. Do this for several minutes–you should definitely feel a change in the state of your feeling of 'aliveness’.

A great stone for grounding is hematite.  When learning to ground, have some on hand.  But there is a forewarning for hematite: where or carry it too much or too often, and you may become too rooted.

SHIELDING

Shielding is the process of protecting yourself from the energetic influences around you, and is something you can do independent of grounding, centering, meditating or anything else.

Have you ever experienced a day when you were full of vague, directionless anger? Or a strange hope inappropriate to your current circumstances? Before you schedule an appointment with a psychiatrist, see if shielding makes these intrusive emotions cease–you may be taking on the energies of people around you, complete with their own imprimatur of hope, fear, anger or whatnot.

Shielding is a skill that you can use independent of grounding and centering, and when you are going into highly charged situations (a court room, a job review or interview, a family argument), shielding is a vital step in keeping your energies separate from all the swirling energies around you.

Shielding, like grounding and centering, is a visualizing process, and everyone evolves their own special shielding ritual. While grounded, draw up energy into your being. Use this energy to form a protective barrier between yourself and the negative vibes of those around you, or random free-floating energies. You can visualize a transparent plexi-glass egg around you–the good intentions and friendly emotions around you are free to pass through your shield, but all bad stuff gets deflected. Some people make shields that reflect negativity back to the source, but this, while perhaps satisfying to one’s sense of fair play, still leaves too much negative energy in the atmosphere. Set your shields to 'ground out’ any negative energy that impinges on it, and let it flow harmlessly into the earth, where it can be neutralized and recycled into good energy.

Hope this helps, darling!