lunar call

This is only one out of many methods for doing this. Keep in mind that not all Moons are equal, though. A lot of people just make this on the Full Moon, but it’s a good idea to pay attention to where the moon is astrologically during this. Certain spells call for Lunar-charged water from certain periods or phases in the Moon’s cycle.

silly little post-Winter headcannons

• Iko takes selfies with Cinder in every reunion. Even if Cinder doesn’t really want to be in the picture.

• One time, Kai was also included in the picture (It was a smiling Kai, a very serious Cinder and Iko doing a duckface. It got viral)

• Iko and Thorne started a dubmash battle and soon the whole crew was participating.

• Cress’s taste for 2nd era music got her to find “Hotline bling” and send it to the whole crew. Everyone ended up learning the lyrics (Even Jacin, though he reaaaaally hates it)

• They make plans to take Cress to the beach for the first time. No one is entirely sure if Cinder can swim, but Thorne brings a bag of rice anyway.

• In the beach, they start to play some kind of drinking game and everyone gets drunk except for Scarlet and Thorne.

• Cinder falls during an important celebration. Kai picks her up and soon, their fanbase goes wild and they’re most shipped couple of the century.

• Everytime someone has a birthday, Scarlet bakes the cakes. Also, they make a tradition of not bringing cutlery.

• The crew has a private d-comm link where they talk throughout the day and it was made by Iko and Cress.

• Also, Iko takes lots of photos, especially of Cinder (when she obviously isn’t paying attention) and most of them are hideous. She also has photos of Jacin and has been trying to take a photo of him smiling

• Iko hasn’t been able to take a photo where Winter looks bad.

• AND JUST THE FREAKING CREW BEING SUPER BESTIES EVEN THOUGH IT IS A LONG DISTANCE FRIENDSHIP

In honor of the lunar eclipse tonight...

Just my take on what happens to Remus on a lunar eclipse like tonight…



  • “Remus, don’t be stupid. It’s just another moon-”
  • “But it’s not, Sirius.” Remus runs a hand over his face in frustration because they just aren’t getting it, “It’s not just another moon.” He looks around at his friends, “It’s a lunar eclipse. Not to mention a supermoon…”
  • “But… the moon’s in the Earth’s shadow,” Peter begins timidly, “If anything that should been it’s weaker… right-?”
  • No. No- fuck,” Remus glares around at them all, his four best friends. The four best friends he just wants to keep safe. His eyes linger on Sirius, who’s so much more than just a best friend; who, if anything were to happen to him, it would kill him. Especially if it were his fault.
  • “Do you know what they call lunar eclipses?” He says lowly.
  • They slowly shake their heads.
  • Remus takes a large breath. He just needs them to understand… “A bloody moon. A bloody moon-”
  • James scoffs, interrupting him, “Oh come off it, Moony. That’s because of the color-”
  • “Not according to some legends-”
  • “Oh so that’s what your basing this off of? Legends?” James argues back, “You’re forcing yourself into doing this alone for the first time in years all because of some myth? It’s probably fake.”
  • “Yeah, people come up with all sorts of shit-talk about werewolves, don’t they?” Sirius pipes in, his eyes pleading, “I don’t want you there alone, Re-”
  • “It’s not up to you.” Because Remus won’t have it. He’s too scared. He won’t let himself hurt anyone. He’d rather die. He’d definitely rather be alone for one night, “I won’t take any chances.”
  • “Moons-”
  • “That’s it, Sirius.” He snaps.
  • But he has to look away because Sirius is still looking at him with those sad eyes.
  • He glances outside, where the sky is starting to lose it’s light.
  • “I’ll see you guys tomorrow for dinner.”
  • As he walked out of the library, he saw the words he had read only weeks before flash in his mind. He knew it wasn’t a myth. He knew what was in store tonight for him. He had read about the ‘intensified violence’, the ‘rabid behavior’, the studies that had been done with werewolves and other animals on nights like this.
  • And Remus would not allow himself to hurt his friends.
  • ‘danger to even themselves’
  • He tried to clear his mind of all thoughts, all images of Sirius’ hurt face, as he made his way down to the shrieking shack,
  • alone.


  • He’d forgotten what it was like, the transformation without his friends
  • There was no comfort of having company
  • No James trying to crack jokes
  • No Sirius to hold his hand right up until the last second, or press a kiss to his lips and mumble a ‘I’ll be waiting for you” before slipping into Padfoot.
  • It was horrific, and Remus could barely stand it
  • He knelt in the middle of the shack floor, the rising moonlight feeling like the hot sun- burning into his skin
  • Fuck,” He fell forward onto his hands, his muscles tightening painfully. He could feel his bones quivering, ready to shift
  • Unconsciously, he groped out for Sirius’ hand, only finding air
  • Spasms of pain racked his body and his nails dug into the floor, the old wood splintering under his nails
  • Pads-” He caught himself again. He was alone.
  • He had to be alone He tried to remind himself, It has to be this way
  • He heard himself cry out, although the familiar ringing was starting to fill his ears, and felt his temple collide with the floorboards
  • It was as if an invisible force was twisting him this way and that, his skin was on fire, his bones shifting under his skin, grinding together painfully
  • He didn’t know he was crying until he yelled out again, “Sirius. Sirius.”
  • He no longer knew they weren’t there.
  • He no longer really knew where he was
  • It had never been this bad, his sense of self was fading fast
  • With a last burst of white hot, he felt his spin curve in against itself,   heard a yell that was no longer his
  • And Remus Lupin was gone


  • The wolf lay breathing hard, still, only for a second
  • The night seemed deadly quiet after the yelling at the clawing
  • And then there was a howl, and the shack shuttered, as a body was thrown against it
  • The protection enchantments seemed to ripple under the weight of the clawing and the howling because what was in side just wanted out
  • The wolf crouches, growling, pacing, pacing, foaming at the mouth, until it howls again
  • Except instead of adding to the scratch marks that line the walls, this time its claws have another target: himself
  • And it growls and tears until the thick scent of blood fills the air
  • And with a final snarl, a final heavy thump…
  • The night goes silent


  • The first thing Remus tastes, when he comes to, is blood.
  • The first thing he smells is blood
  • The first thing he feels, is pain - white, hot, and burning
  • His eyes fly open as he gasps, his breathing escalating to a point of hyperventilating almost instantly because he can’t breath
  • “P-Pads.” His voice is weak, a whisper.
  • Where are his friends? Why aren’t they there to take him to the hospital wing? What happened to him?
  • He looks down, trying find the source of the pain, and nearly passes out again
  • Because where his chest should be, is a slashed mess of skin.
  • And where the floor should be, is a puddle of dark, wet, red.
  • The sight makes him feel light headed because that can’t be his body
  • “Sirius- James.. Pe-” he panics.
  • And he remembers.
  • His friends aren’t here to help him
  • He reaches a shaking hand to his torso. He needs to stop the bleeding, to put pressure but where? There’s too many sources
  • His head falls back on the wooden floor and he tries to get gulps of air into his lungs as he realizes, with a sinking sensation,
  • he’s dying
  • Because there’s too much blood, and no help.
  • He’s alone.
  • He squeezes his eyes shut, tears leaking from the corners as Sirius’ hurt face fills his mind- the last time he had seen it.
  • “’m sorry.” The sobs hurt so bad but he can’t control them, he can’t slow his breathing or his tears, “I’m sorry. I love you I love you. I’m s-”
  • Remus. Fuck, James! Get Pomfrey! Now!”
  • Remus thinks he’s dreaming. He must be dying because Sirius’ voice.
  • But then there’s a heavy pressure on his chest and a his vision blurs until suddenly, the only thing that comes into focus is Sirius’ face, panic-stricken
  • “Re- Moons, can you hear me? Remus.”
  • “’Pads.” Remus tries to touch Sirius face but he can’t feel his hands anymore, “Pads.. ‘m sorry. I’m sor…-”
  • But that’s all Remus can get out because he really can’t breath now. It feels like he’s trying to breath through mud and by the rattling sound his chest is making, he could be.
  • “No. No, Remus look at me.” Sirius is crying, Remus can see that he’s crying and he wants to comfort him but he can’t seem to move his mouth anymore, or anything really, “Remus… Please, don’t. Please.”
  • Sirius’ voice is getting distance and Remus’ vision is getting darke.
  • Like someone is slowly turning off the lights.


  • The first thing Remus tastes, when he comes to, is the sweet aftertaste of a dreamless sleep potion
  • The first thing he smells, is the distinct scent of chocolate
  • The first thing feels, is a warm hand pushing softly through his hair.
  • “Re? Can you hear me, love?”
  • And he remembers:
  • “Re- Moons, can you hear me? Remus.” And pain.
  • With difficulty, he opens his eyes
  • He has to blink quite a bit against the bright light but finally his eyes adjust
  • And he’s blinking up at Sirius’ face, his dark eyebrows drawn together in concern, his fingers still running through Remus’ hair.
  • “Moons?”
  • Remus blinks slowly, “y’look like an angel.”
  • And Sirius looks confused at first
  • But then he bites his lip and feels his eyes fill with tears because Remus is talking; he’s alive
  • And every time Sirius closes his eyes, all he can see is Remus’ limp body in his arms, leaking red.
  • “What?” He whispers.
  • “Sunshine.” Is the only explanation Remus gives, before trying to bring a hand up to Sirius’ face.
  • Remus winces
  • “Don’t move, Moony…” Sirius takes his hand, and kisses his knuckles before engulfing it in both his own, “You have to heal.”
  • Remus just kinda nods, still gazing up at him.
  • Sirius shakes his head and presses his lips to Remus’ forehead, squeezing his eyes shut, “You scared me so bad, Re. So bad, I thought-”
  • Remus presses his nose up into Sirius’ neck, trying to give whatever affection he can without moving too much, “’m sorry… I- I just couldn’t hurt you-”
  • “So you hurt yourself?”
  • “Better me than you-”
  • Sirius pulled back, looking right at Remus, “No. Don’t you- Don’t you fucking say that. You almost died! What would I have done if you had died-
  • “What would I have done if you had died?” Remus interrupted him.
  • They stared at each other, tear tracks on their cheeks and hands clutched together.
  • “I thought you were dead.” Sirius finally choked out in a shaking voice.
  • Remus swallowed thickly, “So did I.”
  • Sirius blinked and more tears dripped onto the mattress. He looked like he was struggling not to break.
  • Remus rested his head back on the pillow, and slowly, painfully, opened his arm to Sirius, “C’mere, Pads.”
  • And, as Sirius crawled into Remus’ arms, he lost the struggle. He cried softly into Remus’ neck, pressing kisses there and Remus whispered promises to him.
  • “m never letting you do it alone again. ‘m never gonna let you be alone.”
  • Remus just nodded, remembering how he had so desperately wished he had had Sirius there with him.
  • And they lay in the tiny hospital bed together until Remus fell asleep.
  • And Sirius lay awake, listening to Remus’ heart, making sure it was still beating.
  • Because, even if only for a second, he’d been so terrified that he’d lost him.
  • And really, if Remus is lost, so is Sirius.
Vietnamese Lunar New Year Phrases & Vocabulary

Since the Lunar New Year (called Tết in Vietnam) is coming up in a few days, here’s a list of some Vietnamese vocabulary/phrases associated with the holiday

Phrases
Chúc Mừng Năm Mới: Happy New Year
Cung Chúc Tân Xuân: Gracious wishes of the new spring
Sống lâu trăm tuổi:  Long life of 100 years (said by children to elders in exchange for lucky money)
An khang thịnh vượng: Security, good health, and prosperity
Vạn sự như ý: May myriad things go according to your will
Sức khỏe dồi dào: Plenty of health
Cung hỉ phát tài: Congratulations and be prosperous
Năm mới dồi dào sức khỏe: I wish you a healthy new year
Năm mới tấn tài tấn lộc: I wish you a wealthy new year
Năm mới toàn gia bình an: I wish that the new year will bring health to all your family
Vạn sự như ý: All wishes come true

Vocabulary
Tết Nguyên Đán: Vietnamese New Year Lunar Festival
Nhận tiền lì xì: to receive “lucky money”
Lì xì / tiền mừng tuổi: “lucky money”   
đi chùa để cầu …: Go to pagoda to pray for…
gói Bánh chưng: Make Chung cake
trang trí nhà cửa: Decorate the house
Đi chợ hoa: Go to flower market
Thăm bà con bạn bè: Visit relatives and friends
Xem pháo hoa: Watch fireworks
Đường phố được trang trí với những dây đèn đầy màu sắc: streets are decorated with lines of colorful lights 
Hoa đào: peach blossom
Hoa mai: apricot blossom
Cây quất: The kumquat tree
Gạo nếp: Sticky rice
Đậu xanh: Green beans 
Mỡ lợn: Fatty pork
Chúc Tết nhau: exchange New Year’s wishes  
Bao lì xì: red envelope
Ăn diện: dress up
Đánh bài: play cards
Dưa hấu; watermelon 
Dừa: coconut
Xoài: mango
Đu đủ: papaya:
nhang: incense
Bàn thờ: altar
Mê tín: superstitious 
Điều cấm kỵ: taboo
Quét nhà: sweep the floor
Vào ngày mùng một Tết: on the first day of Tet 
Đưa ông bà: Bid their ancestor farewell

Of fucking COURSE there are aliens in this book. It’s set into the future. BUT WHY AM I SUPRISES THO?! ITS CALLED THE “LUNAR” CHRONICLES!

AND OF COURSE THE SHADY AF DOCTOR IS AN ALIEN AND OF COURSE THE CYBORG IS ONE TOO.

OM JUST GOING TO CALL IT. THOSE RUMORS ABOUT THE LONG LOST PRINCESS SELENE BEING ALIVE. THEY ARE TRUE ARENT THEY

ABD LET ME GUESS, CINDER IS THIS LONG LOST PRINCESS BECAUSE SHES A LUNAR TOO AND SHES AN ORPHAN

I actually like this book. Its starting to get good

  • tumblr: I wish there was more media with female protagonists
  • me: You know there's a great series called The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
  • tumblr: I wish more sci-fi was marketed towards women
  • me: Well, the Lunar chronicles-
  • tumblr: I wish there was more media like Sailor Moon
  • me: The Lunar Chronicles are actually very inspired by-
  • tumblr: I wish there was more media with mixed-race couples
  • me: The main couple in the Lunar Chron-
  • tumblr: I wish that we had more woc princesses!
  • me: The princesses in the Lunar chronicles are-
  • tumblr: But, wait, get this. Cinderella...but with an amputee!
  • me: *throws the Lunar Chronicles at you* THIS IS FAVORITE BOOK AND YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW IT
Hyorin and Wheein battle it out on Duet Song Festival

SISTAR’s Hyorin has proven her status as the queen of girl groups with her explosive vocals and husky voice, crushing her appearance on “Duet Song Festival” last summer with her female partner as they created a trendy “girl crush duo” performance.

MAMAMOO’s Wheein appeared in the first episode of the show, which was the Chuseok special pilot episode. She beat out industry seniors and came out on top with her energy and talent. She is said to have brought that same talent to the upcoming Lunar New Year special.

Calling herself a “Forefather of ‘Duet Song Festival,‘” Wheein confidently stated she had come to dominate the stage. Both Wheein and Hyorin are said to have showered each other with praise, and were greatly interested in each other’s performance.

The battle between Hyorin and Wheein is set to be fierce, with even MC Sung Si Kyung commenting, “The competition is neck and neck today.” The episode of “Duet Song Festival” featuring SISTAR’s Hyorin and MAMAMOO’s Wheein will air on January 6 at 9:30 p.m. KST.

(source)

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Oslo , Norway , Wednesday  January 6 2016


Light Pillars

Generally seen in cold, arctic regions, light pillars are an optical phenomenon where columns of light can be seen emanating from below or above a light source. Light pillars occur when natural or artificial light reflects off flat ice crystals in the air close to the Earth’s surface.

Light pillars caused by the Sun are called Solar or Sun pillars, while those caused by the Moon’s light are called Lunar or Moon pillars. When the light source is the Sun, light pillars are usually seen when the Sun is near the horizon. While Sun and Moon pillars are more common, light pillars can also occur due to the presence of artificial lights.

Because the ice crystals in the atmosphere reflect the source light, light pillars tend to take on the color of the light source.

anonymous asked:

Palette, boy structure, and weapon for a Moon Quartz? I'm thinking of making my own court called The Lunar Court, which revolves around gems that represents/is from the Moon.

Body types mostly depend on the roles of your gems, but seeing as this stone is a quartz and we’ve already been introduced to the traditional quartz body-type in the show, I say you go with that. However, i’d focus on making her features a lot softer and not so muscular (think Rose Quartz) since this is stone is one of love and healing.

As for a weapon, I can see her not being so much on the line of action, but on the line of defense. She can have some kind of shield (Kite, Renntartsche, etc.) or instead of having a weapon she can just have some powers. Moon Quartzes are said to have the ability to stimulate plant growth and to heal fatigue, as well as to help bring good fortune, enhance intuition, promote inspiration, and offer protection. You can be as creative with these as you’d like.

- Mod Jamie