inthebarrows

anonymous asked:

Who are your top 5 blogs on Tumblr and why?

I would love, love, love to know who this Grey Face is! Hahaha!

They’ve been asking everyone this, and I’m just so curious!

But hmm…my top 5?

Ginandjack: Aside from House of Vines and A Forest Door, Gin was the first Dionysian blog I had come across, and the one that has inspired me the most. We have become friends in the last year, and I really value his insights and opinions. His poetry is bomb. And he’s just soo…soooo….awesome!

Thiscrookedcrown: Technically the first blog I followed on Tumblr (I came to Tumblr for Ginandjack, followed his posts to Crown, realised I needed to join because they were awesome, made an account, followed Crown, and then followed Gin immediately after.) She is blunt without being rude. She is making a living with her witchcraft. Super intelligent and well researched, and a really great blend of geek and witch. Her posts are always well balanced and I love her personality. She’s adorable, and has a beautiful brain!

Inthebarrows & Bellsandbones: These two are engaged, and he proposed to her over Tumblr. It made my heart squeal when I was reading their backlogs and saw this. Neither of them post as often as I wish they would, but Bells is a beautiful artist (some of my favourite Dionysus art is by her) and a fellow Dionysian, and Barrows makes beautiful and thoughtful posts about devotion to Hermes. But really it’s because they are such kind people that regularly drop me notes to see how I am doing in real life, and they are so thoughtful and sweet!

Daoineile: He is my friendly editor for my fanfic, but is also a fantastic blogger. He is creating his own spiritual path and religion based on his experience with the Otherside and Those he has encountered there. It’s really quite brave and inspiring, and I really admire his dedication to his path.

Fleursmasculines: It got really difficult to pick last person, so I decided to go with this one because they are not a blog I know personally at all, and I loooooooove their blog’s collection of photos. They are essentially what my blog would be if I stopped reblogging witchcraft stuff. A beautiful blend of masculinity and flowers (a juxtaposition I am very drawn to in my magical and religious life), I love almost every post they make, but I have to try to remain composed and in control, otherwise my blog would just end up being a reblogged carbon-copy of theirs! I love their aesthetic!

Other blogs I love and follow, in no particular order:

Also, generally popular blogs I still fangirl over (and who have all reblogged me, or messaged me personally and are fucking awesome and I love them, and kind of are of the “they need no introduction” variety, but still…):

inthebarrows

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Is there like a permit or something you have to have to be that cute?

Uh excuse you there can only be one cute as hell bitch around here and it’s me

Uh, excuse you, but aren’t we, like, 600000000 miles away from eachother?

Calm yo tits. You get the USA, and I’ll cute the fuck up here in Canada. K?

Why you gotta go and make an international incident all up in here?

Damn.

Rule #1; Always Post Rules.
Rule #2; Answer the Questions the person tagged you in, and write 11 new ones.
Rule #3; Tag 5 New people and tag them to this post
Rule #4; Let them know you’ve tagged them.

Your Questions:

1.  A childhood memory that makes you smile?
Luckily, I have many.
I always liked the memories I have of sleeping over at my grandparents’ house with my sister and my cousin. We’d set a tent up in the basement sometimes, and we’d bring in all the toys in the house, and sleep down there. Then, in the morning we’d climb the stairs and sit around the table and eat breakfast. I associate cornflakes with bananas with my grandparents because when we stayed there late on weekends, we ate bowls of it late at night, instead of another meal, and then if we slept over we’d have it in the morning too. It’s all very warm and fuzzy, you know?

2. Do you have a comfort food? What?
Stage one comfort food is cereal, partly for the warm fuzzies mentioned above. After a long day, when I’m tired and hungry and lazy, I could eat 6 bowls of cereal. I love sugar, and I love milk.
Stage two comfort food is cookies and milk. In particular, President’s Choice chocolate chip cookies. Oreos will do in a pinch. Again, I love sugar, and I love milk.
Stage three, which is, like, “OMG MY LIFE IS FALLING APART AND I THINK I MIGHT DROWN IN MY STRESS”, is straight up chocolate. I’ve only gotten this bad about 3 times, but all three times there was no chocolate left in the house, and I nearly killed a bitch.

Other foods that make me make little, audible cooing noises of pleasure: cherries, cherry juice, pie (especially cherry), steak, and ribs. 

3. What drew you to tumblr?
 You!
Yeah, Ginandjack and Thiscrookedcrown are the reasons I joined Tumblr. 

4. The perfect article of clothing? What is it/does it look like?
A Men’s corset vest. Basically, a vest with an integrated corset. I’ve seen them online before, some were more obvious, and some were double-breasted, which hid the busking in the front. They were beautiful!
I also have a soft spot for Edwardian frock coats, highheels on men, and long-sleeved cotton t-shirts with a deep-v. 

5. A favorite drink?
Milk, cherry juice, cream Earl Grey tea, and a white zinfandel from the Gallo Family wines.

6. A personal hero?
Bjork, and Anita Roddick.
I actually only just now realized that both of the people I consider to be my biggest celebrity heros are really opinionated and ballsy women. Huh. 

7. A quote that moves you?
“It’s in our hands; it always was.” - ‘It’s In Our Hands’, Bjork
“Every boy is a snake; is a lily. Every pearl is a lynx; is a girl.” - 'Ocenia’, Bjork
“It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog” - Mark Twain? 

8. Dark woods or light woods (for furniture, floors, etc)?
That completely depends. My apartment right now is all light woods, and white walls. The witchy shop I created in my head when I was younger was all sky-blue walls, with distressed white furniture, and light woods. But I also love dark oak, with shades of sepia and parchment. It all depends on the mood you’re setting. 

9. An everyday item you can’t stand/strongly dislike?
Leggings as pants. I live in a city where that is an every day item, and I can’t stand it. Sorry guys, not sorry.

10. A time you felt inspired or stricken by something clearly outside yourself?
I got into a really fucking awful fight with the father of a friend of mine over his use of the word “f*ggot”. I know that the fight came from within me; I wasn’t possessed of a great rage on behalf of anyone else. This was all me. But outside influences made it possible for me to step outside of my usual reaction to things like this and to stand up and put this guy in his place. My work with Dionysus being part of that. 

11. A sound you love/a sound you hate?
Love: Peepers. Those frogs that come out in late spring and early summer, that start chirping in the middle of the night and are part of that beautiful “still, hot, summer night” symphonic trio made by peepers, crickets, and cicadas.

Hate: The sound of a knife scraping a dinner plate. It gives me physical reactions. None of them good. 

12.(Bonus cause I like this one) A favorite myth?
Now that I’ve read it, I love the story in The Bacchae.
Before that, I really liked the story of Athena and Arachne, and the story of Chronos eating his children. 

My Questions:

  1. Longest time you’ve gone without showering/bathing?
  2. Movie that makes you cry every single time?
  3. First song you remember slow-dancing to, or 'dirty dancing’ to?
  4. A movie you were really excited about, but totally let you down?
  5. Favourite spellcraft tool, component, or action?
  6. Sriracha, Frank’s Red Hot, or Tabasco?
  7. Weirdest dream you’ve had recently?
  8. Actor or actress everyone loves and you hate?
  9. Spellcraft element, or technique you’d like most to try next?
  10. Where does your screenname come from?
  11. If you could ask anyone on Tumblr to marry you, who would it be?

TAGS:

Bellsandbones
Inthebarrows
Wildefrau
Bayoread
Lonelyspelltoconjureyou
BONUS: (cuz you’re chatty) Happyheretic 

inthebarrows

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Hey since you are into the Helenic practices would you know to tell me if Hermes could be considered a god of divination, since he is a messenger.. if he could bring us answers and such?

LOOK AT HOW WRONG YOU ARE. Hermes is master of divination by pebbles, and the infamous plug your ears, run into a crowd and unplug them. First thing you hear is your answer.

1) You’re a smartass. No wonder you follow Hermes. XP
2) That second divination style is fucking boss.
3) Thank you for correcting me.
4) Smartass.