I haven’t drawn anything for like 5 months but I found a drawing of my favourite minyard in an old sketchbook and decided I was going to fix it. The goal is to fully colour it but knowing me it’s not going to get much further than this.
ingredients: Smoky Quartz stone such as a tumble stone or quartz point, between 3-5 candles for the occasion, ground cinnamon, pencil or pen, slip of paper, fire safe dish, lighter
Steps: Set your 3-5 candles for the occasion up around yourself in a way so its symmetrical and you can sit comfortably in the middle with one candle front of you, (you can have your grimoire or phone with you if you can’t/don’t memorize the spell) ground and center yourself while holding the smoky quartz, light up your candles, perform the spell and after reciting for the third time add a pinch of cinnamon into each candle flame, draw CBC sigil on paper, charging it with energy from the spell and smoky quartz, then burn in a fire safe dish to activate, end spell, practice self care and cleanse the smoky quartz when rested.
“Let the fire beside me cleanse this space, The room for my spirit be returned to full grace I break these dark chains, lock opened with key Cursed shadows begone! I will my soul to be free! Phase out of my being all unwanted pain Cleansing the spirit and the balance regained The Flames of my spell, break the foundation Of any dark magic back into salvation Burning all evil out, be it energy or curse Filter all that is useful, to return it back worse.” *3 *said three times with ones power cranked up as much as possible, doing it right will result in tiredness.*
Imagine: In anticipation for the summer, Pop Tate equips his diner with a new soft serve machine. Your fondness for the cold treat proves to be… distracting.
It was summer in Riverdale, and it was hot.
Local news anchors declared it to be one of the hottest summers on record. The black-top steamed from the temperature, and the town’s citizens couldn’t bear to be out of the house for more than an hour. The children, usually bursting with excitement to play outside for the break, instead laid in their bedrooms covered in cold, wet towels, lazily clicking through the TV.
The one oasis in the desert that Riverdale had become was none other than Pop’s Chock’Lit Shoppe. It was even too hot for the thick, sweet milkshakes, and in a genius business move, Pop Tate had invested in a state of the art soft serve machine. When citizens could make it out of their air-conditioned homes, they often went straight to the man himself for a swirled cone in a cake cup.
As always, Jughead Jones was one to deviate from the status quo. Crammed in the attic with Archie Andrews did not do well for ventilation or temperature, and the heat was making his best friend friskier than Jughead would have liked. Jughead stayed as far away from their room as possible, knowing Archie was using it as a love nest for Betty, or Veronica, or even both of them.
The boy had decided to seek solace in the open windows and breeze of his usual booth at Pop’s. Always Jughead’s partner-in-crime (or partner-in-fighting-crime, as it was), it was natural you tag along.
The door jingled as the two of you entered the diner. Upon seeing the large chrome box that was the soft serve machine, your eyes lit up.
“Pop, you didn’t,” you gushed, leaning over the counter to get a better look at the cook, who was swirling ice cream cones with an expert hand.
“I sure did, miss,” Pop said with a genial smile.
You turned to Jughead. “I love ice cream,” you said with an enthusiastic smile. You’d only moved to Riverdale this past school year, and it had never been hot enough for your favorite craving to come about.
Jughead dug around in the pocket of his jeans, pulling out some crumpled bills. “An ice cream for the lady, Pop.” He counted out the correct amount.
“You don’t have to, Jug,” you said with a laugh. “I wasn’t trying to get you to buy me one.”
“I know,” Jughead said, grinning lopsidedly. “Consider it payment for spending this hot day with me.”
Upon choosing your flavor of choice, Pop Tate prepared for you an impeccably perfect vanilla ice cream cone. The swirl was perfectly symmetrical, its spire curling in on itself like the ones in the cartoons. He topped it off with colorful sprinkles. Your stared at it in awe.
You looked up at your friend. “You don’t want one?” You said incredulously.
“Ice cream isn’t really my thing,” he replied with a shrug.
You grinned, hugging his side. “Well thank you!”
He chuckled at your childlike bliss, walking with you to his usual booth. He took out his laptop, finishing up some of his writings from the school year.
Just has he began to write, he realized that your love for ice cream was nothing close to childlike.
Resembling festive lights on a holiday wreath, this NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image of the nearby spiral galaxy M74 is an iconic reminder of the impending season. Bright knots of glowing gas light up the spiral arms, indicating a rich environment of star formation.
Messier 74, also called NGC 628, is a stunning example of a “grand-design” spiral galaxy that is viewed by Earth observers nearly face-on. Its perfectly symmetrical spiral arms emanate from the central nucleus and are dotted with clusters of young blue stars and glowing pink regions of ionized hydrogen (hydrogen atoms that have lost their electrons). These regions of star formation show an excess of light at ultraviolet wavelengths. Tracing along the spiral arms are winding dust lanes that also begin very near the galaxy’s nucleus and follow along the length of the spiral arms.
M74 is located roughly 32 million light-years away in the direction of the constellation Pisces, the Fish. It is the dominant member of a small group of about half a dozen galaxies, the M74 galaxy group. In its entirety, it is estimated that M74 is home to about 100 billion stars, making it slightly smaller than our Milky Way.
The spiral galaxy was first discovered by the French astronomer Pierre Méchain in 1780. Weeks later it was added to Charles Messier’s famous catalog of deep-sky objects.
This Hubble image of M74 is a composite of Advanced Camera for Surveys data taken in 2003 and 2005. The filters used to create the color image isolate light from blue, visible, and infrared portions of the spectrum, as well as emission from ionized hydrogen (known as HII regions).
A small segment of this image used data from the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope and the Gemini Observatory to fill in a region that Hubble did not image.
For additional information, contact:
Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, Md.
Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, Md.
Lars Lindberg Christensen
ESA/Hubble, Garching, Germany
Object Names: M74, NGC 628
Image Type: Astronomical
Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration
Acknowledgment: R. Chandar (University of Toledo) and J. Miller (University of Michigan)
An Historic Silver-Gilt Mounted Jewelled And Enamelled Mameluke-Hilted Sword Presented To His Royal Highness The Duke Of Cambridge K.G., Commander-In-Chief Of The British Army By The Corporation Of London
I drew this for the lovely @monsoondownpour who is not only a spectacular storyteller but also a genuinely kind, mindful, and all around impressive person. Here’s Mikasa from Chapter 4 of her Street Brat fic. (P.S. thanks for the fantastic recs!!) ♥
The highest mountain in Japan, Mt Fuji is an active strato-volcano, located 100km from Tokyo. The volcano is known for its symmetrical cone, which is snow capped for several months of the year. It is one of the most well known symbols of Japan, and is often depicted in art and photographs. It is one of the most popular places for tourists to visit in Japan. It was added to the UNESCO world heritage list as a significant cultural site in 2013. Until 1868, women were not able to visit the mountain, as it was considered too sacred.
Because of all the geothermal activity in the area, there are many natural hot springs in the areas surrounding the volcano. Some local hotels offer outdoor geothermal spas, that feature great views of Mt Fuji.