Keep your eyes peeled I am doing a quick one day sale tomorrow and trying to get rid of some small originals and a few framed pieces! It’ll be the only time they are on sale so set your alarm for midnight tonight 👀
in honour of march being #trypod month, here’s everything you need to know about podcasts! (part two here)
what the heck even are podcasts?
podcasts are audio shows that are either in episode or radio format, which you can download and listen to whenever you like, for free!! there are both fiction and non fictional podcasts, so there is something for everyone
why should i listen to these?
podcasts are similar to audiobooks and radio shows in that you can listen to them anywhere, on your phone or computer, and are ideal for commutes and journeys (i personally listen to most of mine on the bus to and from school). most podcasts are made by people as a hobby rather than their job, so you can support them by listening as well
where can i find podcasts?
pretty much every podcast ever is available on itunes and spotify, and many apps for non apple devices
cool, can you give me some recommendations?
welcome to night vale [weird and spooky fantasy] is about a small town in america, where a lot of weird crap goes on, but here in night vale this is generally completely normal. this is pretty much how everyone gets into podcasts, and is a really good starting point for listening to fiction podcasts
the bright sessions [sci-fi] is about some folks with superpower in therapy trying to learn about themselves, their powers and how to control them. honest to god this is my most favourite fiction podcast ever, i love it with all of my heart and cannot recommend this enough.
the orbiting human circus of the air [fantasy?] is about an old-timey radio show that broadcasts from the top of the eiffel tower. this is honestly such a joy to listen to, and has some wonderful stories with really interesting ways of telling them
wolf 359 [sci-fi and comedy] is about a small crew in a space station, orbiting the red dwarf star, wolf 359. it starts off pretty light hearted and gets pretty wild pretty quickly, so buckle in for a bumpy ride. (they did a live show and recorded it and put it on youtube and it is honestly such a gift seeing zach jump back and forth arguing with himself.)
the penumbra podcast [noir/fantasy/western/horror] is really queer. its great. the main stories follow a non-binary pi named juno steel, but there are other stories on the feed too that are well worth a listen (and season 2 premiers really soon!)
eos 10 [sci-fi and comedy] is about some doctors in space. its hilarious (the main plot arc starts with a boner that just will not go away) and the characters are super interesting. its been on break for a really long time, but is on its way back soon, so keep your eyes peeled!
the strange case of starship iris [sci-fi adventure] is new and really cleverly done. im still blown away by how cool the end credits are, everytime i hear them. its also about gays in space which is cool also ;)
the adventure zone [comedy and adventure] is barely a fiction podcast as it is 3 brothers and their dad playing d&d. if you have never played d&d, or think its boring, then dont let that deter you, because this podcast is the funniest one i have listened to. it starts a little slowly, so be prepared for that, but it really picks up a few episodes in, and griffin’s story telling gets SO good, i really recommend this one as well
dead serious [supernatural] is about two teens who discover that the local haunted house is actually Haunted and talk to the ghosts living there about their lives and deaths (this is mine ;))
spirits is 2 women chatting about really cool myths and legends, both old and new, from all of the world, whilst quite tipsy. this was the first podcast i listened to and i fell in love. i personally recommend the “japanese urban legend” episode its super creepy and super cool
dead pilots society is a table reading of tv pilots that are bought by companies but never made. they so far have all been comedies and include well known writers and actors, and are great for long journeys, as well as one time listening if you don’t want to get too emotionally involved in anything
my brother my brother and me is a really bad advice show and really good comedy podcast run by 3 brothers (the same ones in the adventure zone minus their dad) who answer questions and give terrible advice that is hilarious to listen to. they also made a tv show on seeso recently, which you can also check out the first episode on yt!
international waters is a quiz show between british and american comedians which is interesting and hilarious, with different contestants each week to keep it fresh and interesting
i have a ton more i could talk about, but these are some of my highlights. if you want any recommendations, feel free to message me or drop me an ask!
So I've been very lazy with my studying toward witch craft and therefore I'm going back to the beginning~ lol. Any advice for a little witch?
Some Advice for Getting Started:
*Start with things that interest you!*
I know i get terribly bored very quickly (gemini curse lmao) so i find that if i dive into stuff i’m interested in learning about, that it will tend to hold my attention longer and help me get back into the swing of things! So in my example one of my first things i researched when i was starting out was about Crystals and their properties/uses in magic! From there i was able to use that as a sort of base jumping off point for my magical practice! And if you find something you were learning about doesn’t seem like it fits you/your style/ your practice then drop it and move on to the next thing!
No Questions Are Stupid Questions
No Questions Are Stupid Questions
No Questions Are Stupid Questions!!!! Questions mean you care enough to try and learn more about something! I’m pretty much always here and will try my best to answer as best as i am able And if I can’t i will do my best to help direct you to someone more knowledgeable!
*TAKE YOUR TIME!*
This one is important because most of the time i feel like i see baby/beginner witches try really REALLY hard to “reach the same level” as other witches as quickly as possible when in reality that just hurts THEIR path in the long run. Your path is your own, take it at your own pace. Enjoy the little bumps along the way and find the “Roses of your Path” (the things that make you want to stop and appreciate them: the satisfaction of calling your first Storm, the chill of the night air when you set out your first Full Moon Water, the spark when you find that one crystal.) Enjoy it. Enjoy your path, Enjoy your Craft.
*Use the Things you Already Own!*
Another thing i see beginners getting hung up on (myself included, i was/am extremely guilty of this lol) is wanting to go out and buy a ton of supplies. try looking around your house for things that can be re purposed. Old Spaghetti Sauce Jars can be cleaned and used as spell jars, deity altars/shrines, or ingredient storage! Take pictures from old magazines and make a collage Altar on paper! Use a composition notebook as your Book Of Shadows! Your old broken glasses case can be used as a case for your portable altar! Dig around and see if there are extra candles you haven’t used in a while! Wash out and save those eggshells from your cooking to use as spell ingredients! It takes some creative thinking but you can reclaim pretty much anything for your craft!
*Look for Bargains!* For one thing prices can be outrageous for actual craft materials: like Crystals and Gems? Truly truly truly outrageous. So keep your eyes peeled for bargains and deals! Some of the best places to look for things on the cheap would be Dollar Stores, Flea Markets, Thrift Shops, Garage/Estate Sales! Most of the time in those places you can try haggling to get things at a cheaper price (or get more for less.) It really just depends on the place but you can find the most interesting assortments of things! Keep your eyes peeled in your general day to day life as well see if there are sales at your local grocery store for seed packets, seasonal items/holiday items (look for the sales afterwords to really save haha) The internet is a great place to look, i know Ebay has sellers who sell raw crystals/ crystal chunks by the pound. There’s also places to buy spices in bulk too .
*Don’t Compare Your Path to Others!* Your Path is Your Path, Their Path is Their Path. Being online and part of the witchy community in tumblr means that there are a lot of ideas being shared from people’s paths and their views on how they think magic should be practiced. What works for them might not work for you and vice versa. Only YOU can decide what is best for you and your path. and on that note:
*Figure Out What YOU Want Out of Your Path!* When you get some time, sit down and write out all the things you want to get from your path and think critically about how you want magic to work in your daily life. Do you want it to be Super Formal or more casual? perhaps a mix of the two? Test the waters! Try things once and if you don’t like it then you know and can move on to the things that work better for your lifestyle/craft/path! Some examples from my list that i can think of right now would be: -Better knowledge of Crystals/ Crystal remedies and their healing properties -Daily research -aka tumblr- -Appreciating Nature more (Whenever i go on walks with my dog i try to pick up some litter if/when i see it) -Daily Deity appreciation -aka deity aesthetic reblogs to @theemeraldgod & Pintrest-
The majority of the Infinity War cast at D23! They showed a trailer but alas, it’s not for the public eye. Here’s the best description I could conjure (Note: I may upload a more revised version of the description once the hype dies down and I can breathe):
The Guardians are flying in the Milano and an unconcious Thor smacks into their windscreen. They bring him on board and Mantis wakes him up and he asks, “Who the hell are you guys?”
Then there’s quick flashes of Peter Parker on a school bus, Loki and the Tesseract, someone describing Thanos as, “Death follows him like a shadow”, the Collector’s gallery gets obliterated, a shot of Gamora crying, Spider-Man badly injured fighting Thanos, Thanos punching Iron-Man, Star Lord takes on Thanos with his guns, Captain America has a beard, Thanos rains meteors down on the Avengers, Groot still looks teen sized, new suit for Spidey and the return of Hulkbuster!
That’s all folks! I may have missed some things, and I may have seen some things incorrectly, so keep your eyes peeled for more info! Comic-con is next week so hopefully the trailer is released to the public by then
NOTE: Not all the cast is present in that picture, but don’t worry, the only missing characters that aren’t featured in the trailer are Ant-Man and the Wasp, which I predicted months ago. I believe they won’t be a part of the War until Avengers 4 2019 (after their own film in July 2018).
Niall grunts, a sound that is stupidly sexy and Teyana almost hates herself for loving it, for wanting this, what she knows is coming if she keeps this up. It’s nearly eight o’clock at night. They’re in the middle of a heatwave. The temperature in their apartment seems hotter than the actual temperature outside now, and having sex with Niall is only going to raise temperatures further, but at the moment, she couldn’t give less of a damn.
Niall is looking at her like he’s going to rip what little clothing she’s wearing off her body the second he gets close enough to touch, and to be honest, there’s nothing she’d like more than that, than his warm hands on her already overheated skin. Than his lips on her neck. Than his firm grip on her waistline, or his large hand palming the small of her back. Than his tongue between her thighs, if she’s lucky.
sangria on your lips || a heatwave/R&B inspired one-shot, coming very soon
Hey hey Sterek Fans! Today is the day that we announce our 2017 Sterek Week Schedule!! Without further ado, here’s the theme schedule for this year’s Sterek Week!
Wednesday October 25th- Alpha & Emissary: It’s a common theme, and the best part about it is that it works well for both canon AND AU! The only rule to this theme is that it has to heavily feature an Alpha and an Emissary, you could use the age old Alpha!Derek/Emissary!Stiles… or you could reverse it with Alpha!Stiles and Emissary!Derek! Or, if you want to get crazy, you could even make the Alpha/Emissary pair someone else and make them … an enemy for Stiles and Derek? A new pack to join? Maybe even it’s their kids that take on the coveted leadership roles, it doesn’t matter who they are, how they work in the story, or what universe it’s in, as long as they’re present and you keep it Sterek, it fits!
Thursday October 26th- Scene Stealer: Take a scene, any scene, from any show/book/movie, and Sterek it! Does Stiles get swept up in a tornado and land in Oz? Maybe he and a band of misfits have to save the Galaxy (again)? Does Derek meet his figure skating idol and end up getting coached by him to win the Grand Prix? Or maybe he releases a bunch of fantastic beasts in New York? Maybe someone can fix that Bleach finale’, if you’ve ever thought “Hey this scene would have been SO much better with Sterek..” then this is the theme for you!
Friday October 27th- Meet-Cute: Ahh meet-cutes, a staple of any fandom, and especially if Sterek! Meet-Cutes are a guaranteed AU and come in a variety of genres! Fluff, humor, angst, fantasy, pretty much anything you can imagine! (Although fluff is understandably the most common) Rewrite how Derek and Stiles met! It can be in the Teen Wolf universe if you want, or you could try any number of AUs, from coffee shop, to soulmate, to neighbors, get as cheesy as you want, or get creative and make us scream with glee over the cuteness of the meet-cute!
Saturday October 28th- Mates: Ever since werewolves became a thing, mates (and consequentially, mating fanfics) have ALSO been a thing (let’s be honest, they were probably a thing before that too) of course, though werewolves are encouraged, they aren’t mandatory for a mating fic! Surely there are other were-beasts and supernatural creatures with mates, and if not, there’s always SOULmates- also acceptable! Get as creative as you want and give us a reason to believe in true love again! (Or uh… make us WISH for true love again if angst is more your game) All that matters is that pre-destined life partners are a theme here!
Sunday October 29th- Lyrics and Quotes: This is one theme that can truly, easily bridge across any fanwork medium with ease, be it a video set to music, a songfic, graphics covered in quotes, or art inspired by lyrics, let your imagination run free with any words that inspire you! They can be dark, light, romantic, angsty, from fiction or real life, there are no limits, and CERTAINLY feel free to include more than one if you’re so inspired!
Monday October 30th- Partners In Crime: One of the thing the fandom seems to love most about Sterek is how well they work together, they may not always get along or agree, but when they’re in on something together it never fails to turn into something incredible, and that’s where this theme comes in! Now ofcourse they don’t have to be involved with actual CRIME for this theme to fit- they could even FIGHT crime!- it could work in an enormous variety of ways! Single Dads trying to put on an event for their kids, business partners, a singing duo, a designer and a model, Co-Alphas of a pack, pilot and co-pilot, or… you know… actual partners in crime, any kind of partnership is acceptable!
Tuesday October 31st- Halloween: Our last day this year is my personal favorite day of every year: Halloween!! From ghoulies and ghosties and long-legged beasties, let your love for Sterek rule the night! The best part of Halloween themes is that you can use the actual holiday as Halloween for your theme- picking out costumes, trick or treating, and carving pumpkins, or you can just use what Halloween REPRESENTS- the celebration of all things magic, haunted, and living in the shadows, or hey, you can always combine it! You could also mix Halloween mythologies and modern day Halloween, maybe something special happens to werewolves on Halloween, maybe the Hales have always had a history of Halloween parties and some wicked pixies take over, maybe Stiles goes to the woods as Little Red Riding Hood and his Big Bad Wolf is waiting there for him… this may be the end of Sterek Week this year, but mark my words, as long as there is Halloween, there will be Sterek Week!
We’re so excited to announce these themes, and even more excited to see your work in October! Now that the themes are here, it’s time to start your engines, and gear up for Sterek Week 2017!!
Edit: One more announcement!
On August 1st we’ll be making our official tag announcement! All of the tags and any additional posting information will be posted on August 1st!
Behold, my contribution to the Going Ghost Phanzine(X)! Pre-orders are closed unfortunately, but if you wish to put your eyeballs on this thing without the watermark, the pdf should still go on sale sometime soon :U
For as long as she could remember, June has always known what she wants in life: a stable and fun career, a circle of friends who’d always be there for her, the things that she sees on blogs or runways. And she always gets what she wants. But when a struggling writer, Harry, walks into her life, she suddenly doesn’t know what she wants.
Or maybe she does, but this time, she’s not sure if she can get it.