inside a tree

Anyways, here’s my farm so far. its around 80% done. also i used @faemme’s layout here since i loved it so much, just put a tweak here and there. 

aand this picture took me forever to make since im stupid and i don’t know anything :)

You know how in D&D-style fantasy settings, elves’ appearances and abilities always seem to be reflected in their dwellings?

Like, high elves live in tall towers, and wood elves live inside hollow trees, and dark elves live in caves, and whatnot.

A funny notion just occurred to me: what if that reflection goes the other way?

That is, rather than favouring dwellings that match their idiom, elves actually transform - physical appearance, personality, magical talents and all - to reflect the aesthetics and attributes of whatever they happen to live in.

So you’d also have, like, one-room apartment elves, and bungalow elves, and mobile home elves, and lakefront cabin elves, and tin-roofed-shack-in-the-woods elves, and so forth.

What would those elves be like?

@hilarieburton: I remember an early night, you in a backless orange shirt, Greenberg with his guitar and Lee’s dance moves at the Rhino. Everyone was drawn to you. I remember grapefruit vodka shots and conspiring glances and buying our first homes and you crying with me when Scott died and getting stuck in that snowstorm coming back from Chicago, driving home at 2am. I remember hurricane parties and Halloween mischief and shared books and such good gossip and grown up losses and successes. You are multitudes, my friend. You grow lovelier each year and I love that our life are forever tangled. I have been changed by your steadfast friendship. You’re a gift, Sophia. Enjoy your day!!!

Speaking of bluebirds, in the commentary Pat McHale mentions that the way Beatrice’s family is all huddled up together inside the tree is something that bluebirds actually do in the winter to stay warm so I looked up pictures and it’s the cutest thing look at this cozy bird pile

Working with Earth

Originally posted by pizsimokus

Our Earth is beautiful and majestic. There are many ways that you can connect to our beloved world because it is one of the two elements that you can actually touch. I love our Earth, feeling the vibrations going through my body is one hell of an experience. 

Here is a list of different ways to connect to our Earth. 

  • Go outside. Whether you have a special place in your neighborhood, your backyard, or a park; go to that place and sit there. Place your hands on the Earth and feel the heartbeat vibrate through you. 
  • Do yoga outside, with a mat or not (your choice). Let the Earth steady and form you. 
  • Plant a garden. Fill your space and let it flourish. NOTE: Be mindful, plant things that won’t harm your health or others or pets. Do your research. Gardening takes time, patience, and all of your love. You must dedicate yourself. 
  • Take a walk and collect what comes to you. NOTE: Be mindful. Do not collect anything harmful to your health, do your research and keep a notebook or a book on you that can help you identify plants. Only collect items that happen to fall upon your path. Do not pluck, pull, rip, cut. Not only is it disrespecting, it will hurt the plants and not let them grow properly afterwards.
  • Make a special Earth altar, preferably facing North. Fill it with colors of greens and browns, special items you have collected, crystals, rocks, coins, Mother Earth symbols, statues of trees, etc. Anything that is related to Earth. 
  • Make a sigil that means “I connect to my bountiful Earth and protected by her arms.” or something along the lines. (Again, I am not a sigil maker but something I would like to include for others who are) Wear the sigil on you as you go on walk or take hikes.
  • Be respectful to animals. (I feel) they are messengers of the Earth, (I feel) they watch us for a reason. 
  • Talk to the trees. Learn from the wisdom they have to offer. 
  • Research Gnomes, they are protectors of our Earth. NOTE: Like working with any spirit, do your research and be respectful. I don’t have any resources to give with working with Gnomes but here are a couple ways I have personally used. 
    • Leave offerings (like flowers or rocks you have collected in the past or food like bread) inside a tree or under a rock. NOTE: Be careful, make sure you are not disturbing an animals home.  
    • Leave currency (coins) to offer respect for all they have done to keep our Earth stable. NOTE: Make sure you do this somewhere that others won’t steal your offering. Make sure it is hidden where only Gnomes can get to it. EX. under a rock or if you have a backyard have a special place in the corner of your yard for this kind of offering.
    • Be kind to the Earth. Don’t liter, recycle, and show them you are one with the Earth. They care and respect seeing how we can be caring to our Earth.
    • Join a volunteer group that helps to clean up our Earth or make your own group. Check local listing online for your town.

Elements: 

Air
Water 
Fire

Serenity of the Night | M

↳ “What exactly did you see?” He snarled, and you somehow found the strength within you to slap his hand away from your face; quickly fixing Taehyung with a glare.

“Nothing.” You said, your petrifying mien being erased from your visage in seconds. “Absolutely nothing.”

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Précis: Within the forest and over the moutains lies many secrets, ones you should stay away from; but some things are meant to come across.

Note: Finally, it feels good to have this back up, btw spring day reference; can ya catch it? | boxer!tae

Genre & Warnings: Drama, soft angst & fluff. Smut. | Words ➳ 12.4k


Gripping the straps of your backpack, you wearily stared at the stony underpass littered with weeds, branches and scattered leaves; wondering if passing through the entrance and walking inside the forest filled with trees and who knew what else was on the other side would be worth it. You wondered if walking for ten miles up a mountain would in any way be okay as you glanced towards the chipped and tattered wooden sign that indicated how long and what to beware of for the hike that would soon ensue, but it wasn’t like you had a choice of turning back now.

You were then pushed into the other side of the underpass, stumbling slightly before blinking as you watched the boys laughing while someone patted your back softly. “Lighten up,” you heard Hoseok say, walking passed you before eyeing you over his shoulder, “it’s going to be amazing!”

Gulping, you turned behind you to see the parking lot void of any life as your cars settled side by side, completely empty as you all carried your needed necessities inside your packs. You were told that the trip was going to be fun, that the mountain you were supposed to be residing in was one of the most beautiful ones in the country, but somehow, something was eating at your brain as you felt a strange feeling prickling in the darkest pits of your stomach; that once you were off the mountain..

Things would never be the same.

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Voltron Youtubers AU Part 2

I am really upset because I had everyone done but then I lost the document so let’s try this again. This’ll only be Hunk and Pidge’s channels then I’ll do Shiro and Allura and finally ending with Keith and Lance. Part 1 here. Part 3 and Part 4.

On Pidge’s channel:

  • Hunk comes over A LOT and they do tech reviews and science talks
    • The tech is more robotics related because of Hunk’s engineering degree
    • Pidge usually ends up so absorbed in their work on a new robot that Hunk does all the talking
      •  Lance says they’ve got it down to a science *fingerguns*
  • Keith is so happy to be on Pidge’s channel where the games actually WORK
    • They talk conspiracies the entire time
    • One time Pidge asked: “Who would you rather marry: Lance or Mothman?”
      • Keith stares at Pidge then the facecam and in a deadpan, “I would take a bullet for Mothman”
      • Not the answer they were hoping for but the shippers hold out hope due to Keith’s blush for the rest of that video
  • Lance and Pidge do Q&As because why not
    • They meme so much together it’s a wonder they get their videos done
    • Pidge always slides innuendos about Keith into their conversations
      • Lance stutters and blushes every time
  • Shiro has done one video with Pidge. About his arm.
    • The entire video is Pidge begging Shiro to let them “upgrade” it
      • “But SHIIIIRO wouldn’t a flamethrower arm be so COOL??”
      • “Pidge NO”
  • When he comes to visit, Matt and Pidge talk tech
    • They usually disagrees so there are TECH BATTLES
      • He’s a smooth operator that throws out logic to stump even Pidge so he usually wins
    • Subscribers love Matt because he is the Best Big Brother
  • Allura and Pidge do HAIR SCIENCE. It’s a thing
    • Allura knows the best straightener, curling iron, and hairdryer for every type of hair and Pidge will tell you why
    • They also love to tell stories about Shiro and Matt’s younger days while Allura takes notes

On Hunk’s channel:

  • Doing collabs with Lance is inevitable when they’re roommates
    • They do best friend and roommate videos
    • One of Hunk’s most popular videos is his Best Friend Tag with Lance
      • “Hey Hunk, best inside joke?”
      • “Trees.” *queue Lance dying of laughter*
      • Subscribers scream for an explanation but the two of them are tight-lipped
  • Videos with Pidge are always interesting
    • The two of them talk tech and upgrade stuff
    • Hunk’s tagline for every video with Pidge is “Don’t try this at home unless you have at least one technology degree.”
    • They turned Hunk’s kitchen into something out of a pro cooking show
  • Shiro is actually the best cook out of them all after Hunk
    • Who do you think kept Keith fed growing up?
    • They cook meals and give life advice for their videos
      • Allura is always waiting in the background to taste-test and/or give commentary
    • Shiro is lowkey jealous of Hunk’s pro kitchen
  • Coran appears in a few of Hunk’s cooking videos
    • Usually it ends up with Hunk trying to salvage Coran’s attempt
    • But it always ends up looking like green goo
      • “I don’t understand how it’s green. We literally used no green ingredients.”


I’ve got more but that’s all for now. Like I said Shallura and Klance incoming. If you have any questions about the AU, just send me an ask.

And if anyone wants to write fanfic or draw or do anything with this AU, GO FOR IT! Please tag me though so I can see it and love it!