You need to find a cup with a wide brim that’s light in colour, find a wide saucer. Pour in lose tea leaves/coffee (you can buy loose tea leaves or rip open a tea bag) into you cup and add boiling water (Do Not add milk) Drink your tea/coffee while thinking about your question, if you dont like tea/coffee take a few sips. When you are finished drinking take the cup in your dominant hand and place your non-dominant handover the top of your cup. Turn the cup tree times in a clockwise direction. Pour any remaining water down the sink. Place the cup upside down on the saucer or a napkin and turn it clockwise three times, turn the cup over look for the leaves that have taken shapes. When you have finished your reading it is customary to turn your cup over, place your index finger on the base of your cup and make a wish
Meanings You can twist and turn the cup for new angles to find symbols in your cup, the closer the symbol is to the rim of the cup the sooner it will happen. the further down the longer it will take, tea reading can only predict up to a year. symbols at the bottom of your cup will take almost a whole year to take effect.
Abbey Freedom from worry Ace of Clubs A letter Ace of Diamonds A present Ace of Hearts Happiness Ace of Spades A large Building Acorn Financial Success Aircraft Sudden Journey Alligator An accident Anchor Success in business and romance Angel Good news Ankle Instability Ant success through perseverance Anvil conscientious effort Apple Business achievement Arc Ill health, accidents Arrow Bad News Axe Difficulties and troubles that will be overcome Bat False Friends Bath Disappointment Bayonet A minor accident Beans Poverty Bear A Journey Bed Inertia Bee Good news Beehive Prosperity Beetle Scandal Bell Unexpected news Bellows Setbacks Bird Good news Birdcage Obstacles, quarrels Bird’s Nest Domestic harmony Bishop Good luck coming Boat Visit from a friend Book Open Expect legal actions, future success Boomerang Envy Boot Achievement Bottle Pleasure Bouquet Love and happiness Bow Scandal, gossip Box Romantic troubles solved Bracelet Marriage Branch With Leaves A birth Bread Avoid waste Broom Small worries disappear Buckle Disappointments ahead Building A move Bull Quarrels Bush New Friends Butterfly Frivolity Baby Pregnancy, something new Ball Completion Butterfly Transition Cab Disappointment Cabbage Jealousy Cage A Proposal Camel Useful news Candle Help from others Cannon news from a solider Cap Trouble ahead- be Careful Car Good fortune Cart Success in business Castle Financial gain through marriage Cat A quarrel Cattle Prosperity Chain An engagement or wedding Chair An unexpected guest Cherries A happy love affair Chessmen Difficulties ahead Chimney Hidden risks Church Ceremony Unexpected money Cigar New friends Circle Success, a wedding Claw A hidden enemy Clock Avoid delay, think of the future Clouds Trouble ahead Clover Prosperity Coat A parting, an end of a friendship Coffin Bad news Coin Repayment of debts Collar Dependence on others for success and happiness Column Promotion Comb Deceit Comet An unexpected visitor Compass Travel, a change of job Corkscrew Curiosity causing trouble Crab An enemy Crescent A journey Cross Trouble, ill health Crown Honour, success Cup Reward for effort Curtain A secret Cymbal Insincere love China engagement Chair A guest Clock Better Health Daffodil Great Happiness Dagger Danger ahead, enemies Daisy Happiness in love Dancer Disappointment Deer A dispute or quarrel Desk Letter containing good news Devil Evil influences Dish Quarrel at home Dog good friends Donkey be patient Door Strange occurrence Dot money Dove Good fortune Dragon Unforeseen changes, trouble Drum Scandal, gossip, a new job, argument Duck money coming in Dustpan Strange news about a friend Eagle a change for the better Ear unexpected news Earrings misunderstanding Easel artistic success Egg Prosperity Eggcup Danger is passing Elephant Wisdom, strength Engine news is on its way fast Envelope good news Eye overcoming difficulties, take care Face setback Fairy joy and enchantment Fan Flirtation Feather Instability Feet An important decision Fence limitation Fern Disloyalty Fir Artistic success Fire achievement Fireplace Matters related to your home Fish Good fortune in all things, health, wealth and happiness Fist An argument Flag Danger ahead Flower Wish coming true Fly Domestic irritations Font A birth Fork A false friend, flattery Forked line Decision to be made Fountain Future success and happiness Fox A deceitful friend Frog Success through a change of home or job Fruit Prosperity Gallows Social Failure Garden roller Difficulties ahead Garland Success, great honour Gate Opportunity, future happiness Geese invitations, unexpected visitors Giraffe Think before you speak Glass Integrity Glove A challenge Goat enemies Gondola Romance, travel Gramophone Pleasure Grapes Happiness Grasshopper News from a friend Greyhound Good fortune Guitar Happiness in love Gun Trouble, quarrels Hammer Overcoming obstacles Hand Friendship Handcuffs Trouble ahead Hare News of a friend Harp Harmony in love Hat A new occupation Hawk Sudden Danger, jealousy Head New opportunities Heart Love and marriage, a trustworthy friend Heather Good fortune Hen Domestic Bliss Hill Obstacles, setback Hoe Hard work leading to success Holly An important occurrence in the winter Horn Abundance Horse Galloping Good news from a lover Horseshoe Good Luck Hourglass A decision that must be made House Security Iceberg Danger initials Usually those of people you known to you ink pot A letter insect Minor problems soon overcome Ivy leaf Reliable friend Jester Party or social Gathering jewelry A present jug Gaining in importance, good health Kangaroo Domestic Harmony Kettle Minor Illness Key New opportunities Keyhole Beware of idle curiosity King A powerful ally Kite Wishes coming true Knife Broken relationship Ladder Promotion Lamp Money Leaf Prosperity, good fortune Leopard News of a journey Letter News Lighthouse Trouble threatening Lines straight and clear Progress, journey Lines wavy Uncertainty, disappointment Line slanting Business failure Lion Influential friends Lock Obstacles in your path Loop Impulsive actions could bring trouble Man A visitor Map Travel and change Mask Deception Medal A reward Mermaid Temptation Monkey A flattering mischief-maker Monster Terror Monument Lasting happiness Moon Full A love affair Mountain Obstacles, high ambition Mouse Theft Mushroom Growth, setback Music Good fortune Nail Malice Necklace complete Admirers Necklace broken The end of a relationship Needle Admiration Net A Trap Numbers Indicate a timescale, the number of days before an event occurs Nun Quarantine Nurse Illness Nutcrackers Difficulty is passing Oak Good fortune Oar A small worry, help in difficulties Octopus danger Opera Glasses A quarrel, loss of a friend Ostrich Travel Owl Gossip Oyster Courtship, acquired riches Padlock open A surprise Padlock Closed A warning Palm Tree Success, honour, happiness in love Parachute Escape from danger Parasol A new lover Parcel A surprise Parrot A scandal, a journey Peacock Riches Pear Comfort Pentagon Intellectual Balance Pepper A troublesome secret Pig Material success Pigeon sitting An improvement in trade Pigeon Flying Important news Pillar Supportive friends Pipe Thoughts, solution to a problem, keep an open mind Pistol Danger Pitchfork Quarrels Policeman Secret enemy Pump Generosity Purse Profit Pyramid Success Question Mark Hesitancy, caution Rabbit Timidity, be brave Railway Long journey Rainbow Happiness, prosperity Rake Be organised Rat Treachery Raven Bad News Razor Quarrels, partings Reptiles Treacherous friend Rider Hasty news Ring Completion Rocks Difficulties Rose Popularity Saucepan Anxieties Saw Interfering outsider Scales A lawsuit Scepter Power, authority Scissors Domestic arguments, separation Scythe Danger Shamrock Good Luck, wish coming true Sheep Good fortune Shell Good news Ship Successful journey Shoe A change for the better Sickle Disappointment in love Signpost Draws attention to the symbol to which it points to Skeleton Loss of money, ill health Snake Hatred, an enemy Spade Hard work leads to success Spider Determined and persistent. money coming Spoon Generosity Square A symbol of protection, comfort, peace Squirrel Prosperity, after a hard time Star Good health Steeple Slight delay, bad luck Steps An improvement in life Sun Happiness, success, power Swallow Decisiveness, unexpected journeys Swan Smooth progress, contented life Sword Disappointment, quarrels Table Social gathering Teapot Committee meeting Telephone Forgetfulness causes trouble Telescope Adventure Tent Travel Thimble Domestic changes Toad Beware of flattery Torch A turn fir the better Tortoise Criticism Tower Opportunity, disappointment Tree Changes for the better Triangle Something unexpected Trunk A long journey, fateful decisions Umbrella Annoyances Unicorn A secret wedding Urn Wealth, happiness Vase A friend in need Vegetables unhappiness followed by contentment Violin Egotism Volcano Emotions out of control Vulture Loss, theft, an enemy in authority Wagon A wedding Walking Stick a visitor Wasp trouble in love Waterfall prosperity Weather Vane a difficulty, indecisiveness Whale business success Wheel good fortune Wheelbarrow a meeting with an old friend Windmill business success Window open good luck through a friend Window closed disappointment through a friend Wings messages Wishbone a wish granted Wolf Jealousy, selfishness Woman Pleasure Worms Scandal Wreath Happiness ahead Yacht Pleasure Yoke Being dominated Zebra Overseas adventure Triangles Good Karma Squares Use caution Circles great success Letters Usually refer to friends, family, and people you know Numbers indicates time, months and years
Feral!Adrien ask: I imagine Marinette's flustered clumsiness happens some times. If so has it also caused her to get a little lost?
(I’m so sorry for taking so long to answer this ask! I hope you see this, anon.)
“A little lost”? Try again.
After meeting Adrien, she avoids the jungle—which is a little hard to do when your camp is in the jungle—because that is one weird experience she does not want to repeat. For one thing, nobody told her about a golden-haired half-naked boy in the forest. Secondly, that was a legitimate, presumably untamed, carnivorous Big Cat—capitals important—with him. And thirdly, nobody told her about a golden-haired half-naked boy in the forest, she was NOT prepared to be sniffed in awkward places. Granted, her neck and the length of her spine aren’t the worst places to be sniffed so unceremoniously, but if she hadn’t jumped and run away when his nose reached her lower back, she had a feeling that he might not have stopped there. She really didn’t want to think about where else he might have sniffed. (She also didn’t want to think about how the flash of expression on his face when she pulled away might have looked like hurt, because if anyone had the right to be scandalized, it was her! Ugh!)
Marinette considered asking someone about human tribes in this part of the jungle, but according to all the briefings and orientations, you’d have to travel hours and hours before you see any. Also, telling anyone about her bizarre encounter meant telling someone that she’s been going deeper into the jungle than she should be, and she really doesn’t want her small freedoms to be revoked.
Sometimes she wonders if she dreamt the whole thing.
She stops going beyond the camp perimeter for the time being anyway, and chooses to stay where humans keep their noses to themselves.
Except that Mme. Mendelieve is surprisingly absent-minded at times, and Marinette has more than once run after her team to bring a forgotten notebook or raincoat. She’s usually able to make it back to camp as easily as she left it, but this time, when the raincoats have been delivered and the drive to Do the Right Thing has ebbed away, and she’s standing in the midst of wide trees and tall plants and perpetually wet earth, a jittery uneasy feeling settles heavily in her gut.
And, just her luck, it rains.
Suddenly, everything is dark and looming and unfamiliar.
She runs. She knows that running when you’re lost isn’t the smartest idea but it’s a knee-jerk reaction she can’t stop. Besides, she’s sure that that boulder looked familiar- oh, but hold on, was that tree always there- wait, no it’s a different boulder- AH! Maybe it’s this one?
“Okay, stay calm,” Marinette tells herself, wiping her soaked bangs from her forehead. Her voice is high-pitched and breathless and sounded nothing like being calm. Still, she fights to remember what she was taught.
She huddles under a tree and takes deep, steadying breaths to clear her panic. When you get lost in the jungle you’re supposed to stop, think, observe, and plan. She could stay under the cover of this particular tree and wait for the rain to stop, but she has no idea how long the it’s going to keep pouring. She still has her compass and flashlight on her person, at least. And, heck, maybe that boulder is familiar after all?
There is a dull thump above her, and the stubborn tendrils of panic under her skin jolt Marinette to stand and frantically search the branches for the source of the sound.
Right above her, green human eyes look down at her.
Huh. Maybe Marinette didn’t dream him up, after all.
He’s sitting on his haunches, his hands resting on the branch for balance. The black fur draped over his head and shoulders covers the flaxen hair she knows he has, though the few locks that escaped the makeshift cowl are dripping wet and plastered on his forehead. His eyes aren’t so curious, this time. They are sharp and wary, and they glint despite the darkness of the forest and the rain coming down on them.
A knife. Marinette has a utility knife, she thinks.
A low growl comes, and it’s only then that Marinette realizes that the human boy’s panther friend is there, too, tense and poised to probably pounce at her. The boy—or man, whatever—holds up his hand, and the Big Cat—capitals important—pauses. Marinette doesn’t know if she’s grateful or afraid of him. In any case, she slightly relaxes her hand and abandons the idea of getting the knife for now.
Then, without warning, the human boy leaps away.
Marinette thinks about to making a run for it too, but the panther is still there, somehow looking unimpressed at her.
“What?” Marinette finds herself asking. “You think I’d be friendly after how he greeted me the first time?”
The panther only huffs. Well, it wouldn’t understand, anyway, being a cat. It probably had no idea that humans don’t greet each other like–
The leaves rustle above her again, and the boy comes bounding back with a large banana leaf caught in between his teeth. He perches on the familiar-but-not-familiar boulder, on all fours as usual. When he turns to Marinette, cautious and hesitant, she is hit with the truth in front of her.
To say that he behaves like a feral animal isn’t an insult. It’s true, and he probably didn’t have a choice in the matter, judging by how he carries himself. This boy, despite his human body, thinks like cat. A cat that probably doesn’t know humans behave, a cat that probably greets others like other cats do. Maybe, in his mind, he was giving Marinette a proper greeting…
And there she was, about to draw a knife on him.
In this new light, it’s this boy who has the right to snub Marinette, much like his panther friend did. But instead, he wipes his dirtied hands on his fur cowl, grips the leaf stalk from his teeth, and, with the line of his mouth quirked in a tentative smile, swivels the leaf around so he can hold the blade above her head. Marinette is already drenched to the bone and an umbrella may well be the last thing she needs, but his eyes hold a tender glow of kindness that almost completely defeats the dark clouds above them– that Marinette is powerless against the sudden bolt of affection that strikes her heart.
In the distance, thunder rolls.
Slowly, Marinette raises a shaking hand to the leaf stalk. Even after her behavior towards him, he’s being so considerate, it’s almost irrational. She feels like she should be the one with the peace offering.
Their fingers brush.
Marinette grips her new umbrella towards herself, unsure of what to do next.
“Um…” she starts, her face feeling oddly warm. “Th- Thank you.”
She’s 100% sure he’s not supposed to understand her, feral boy that he is. But the timid smile on his lips blooms into a radiant one, wide and toothy and thoroughly pleased. He lets out a sound that can be a cross between a grunt and a laugh, an infectious sound, and Marinette can’t help but laugh along with him.
Still smiling, he turns on the boulder and jumps up to a nearby tree branch. His eyes are sparkling amidst the drops of rain and he chuffs, jerking his head in invitation. Marinette has no idea what’s going on, but she suddenly feels light and giddy and safe with this cat boy.
So she clutches her umbrella, and she runs after him.
Spin a fidget spinner clockwise to try to hurry time up, such as when you’re waiting for something or trying to get past an uncomfortable thing. Spin it counter clockwise to slow time down a little, like if you’re late for something or you want to preserve a moment a bit longer.
If you have a long umbrella, rhythmically tap it on the ground slowly to summon rain. Speed it up to turn that rain into a storm.
Rock candy is hella easy to imbue with the effects of an actual crystal. And then you get a delicious snack that puts that effect inside you for about a day.
If you have to be on a plane, bring along ear plugs or earbuds. From there it’s very easy to drop into a trance state and cast a simple spell for the flight to go smoothly. The more you can sort of mentally sync the music’s flow to the world around you, the more potent the effect!
“He didn’t gave her the time to take breath,be bought his hands on her face. Quickly leaning over her, placing his lips over hers.
He heard the umbrella fall to the ground,barelly made a sound for how it was light.
He felt the rain pour down his forehead, on Summer’s face, the droplets started to stain their uniforms. Surelly after everything ended, his teammate, would have looked at him with confusion, without clearly understanding what happened.
But it didn’t matter.
For a moment in his life he was happy,and damned lucky”
Hey, guys! I wanted to announce that I’m joining the PIxel Horror Jam that starts in July. It’ll be about four months long, running until the end of October, but because of ~reasons~ I’m not certain I’ll be able to commit to all that time. Details on that below.
But the game itself! It’s called Achroma, if the art up there didn’t give that away. It’s… a difficult thing to describe, but the idea is that you play a robot person living in a society governed by an autocratic AI. Also, um, the robots have technicolor blood - except for you. Yours is grey. Listen it’s a little bit of a weird game.
But, good news: you get to play as this cute robo person:
(I got real lazy with the hands and feet…)
Also here’s some more random concept art (I’ve been satisfying my urge to get started by messing around with random pics.)
I’ve got the game outlined and about 50% of the script done. My plan is that it’ll be fairly short, maybe an hour or two at most and visual novel-y in genre. I’m not trying for anything real ambitious here, just a small little thing.
So - what about DE, and what about the time thing? Well, my next semester of college includes a few very demanding classes. During that time, I doubt I’ll be able to focus much on else besides. So DE will have to go on hiatus until after next semester - I might work on it in the meanwhile, but I don’t want to make promises. As for this: I didn’t want to start DE and then drop it again, but I also didn’t want to do nothing. So I’ve decided to try and make this little oneshot game. If the due date comes and it’s not complete, I imagine I’ll just post what I have, maybe return to it when I have more time to devote.
Anyway, thanks for hanging around. I’m excited to see where this goes.
I just finished these the other day - they’re for a card deck I’m working on, because I am insane and apparently want to draw 50+ parrots! Thing is, I’m already (ha, after 6 months) almost halfway done, and I feel like this particular project is picking up a tiny bit of steam.
Anyway, this is going to be the heart suit, duh-doy, and it is 13 of the 21 species of known cockatoos, in order, the Goffin, Gang-Gang, Umbrella, Black Palm, Moluccan, Sulfur Crested, Yellow-Tailed Black, Galah, Cockatiel, Long Billed Corella, Bare Eyed, Red-Tailed Black, and Major Mitchell’s cockatoos. Before I get any guff about the cockatiel not being a cockatoo (not that I mind guff, it keeps me on my toes), that bird does actually belong in the Cacatuidae family, so it technically qualifies, even it no one ever really thinks of it as one, myself included.
I’ll post the Macaws in a bit! I’m thinking about redoing one or two of them. :P