I love your silence. It is so wise. It listens. It invites warmth. I love your loneliness. It is brave. It makes the universe want to protect you. You have the loneliness that all true heroes have, a loneliness that is a deep sea, within which the fishes of mystery dwell. I love your quest. It is noble. It has greatness in it. Only one who is born under a blessed star would set sail across the billowing waves and the wild squalls, because of a dream. I love your dream. It is magical. Only those who truly love and who are truly strong can sustain their lives as a dream. You dwell in your own enchantment. Life throws stones at you, but your love and your dream change those stones into the flowers of discovery. Even if you lose, or are defeated by things, your triumph will always be exemplary. And if no one knows it, then there are places that do. People like you enrich the dreams of the world, and it is dreams that create history. People like you are the unknowing transformers of things, protected by your own fairy-tale, by love.
Wand (your hand will suffice if you
lack a wand.)
Sieve – for straining the liquid.
One pint purified water
2 fresh lemons
Handful of fresh mint
An orange peel
1 small piece of fresh ginger root
Three coffee beans
One sage leaf
time for conjuring: Monday during a Full Moon, although any time is the time
brewing as you would for any magical working. Cleanse the space and yourself as
you see fit. You may wish to illuminate the workspace by candlelight. If
incense is desired, sweeten the air by burning a mixture of frankincense,
cedar, dragon’s blood, or any other fragrance that pleases you.
Bring the pint of water to a boil,
then reduce the heat and allow it to simmer.
Squeeze the juice from the lemons
and contribute to the water.
Add 1 tablespoon of honey.
Bring to a boil again and stir clockwise, making sure
all three are combined as one. Concentrate on your goal while stirring.
Add the handful of fresh mint
leaves, which should first be washed to remove any excess dirt.
Crush the ginger root into a paste
and add to the brew.
Bring the brew to a boil again. Continue to stir
clockwise while concentrating on your goal.
Contribute the orange peel.
Add the 3 coffee beans.
Add the sage leaf.
Allow the potion
to boil for the space of thirteen minutes, stirring frequently while contemplating
your magical abilities. After this time has passed, remove the potion from the
fire. Point your wand at the brew (or the index finger of your hand of power)
and project energy into the concoction. Allow this enchantment spell to be
recited. (Fair warning: I really need to work on my rhymes. )
Power to charm,
bewitch, and conjure
Locked within a
deep, dark slumber
When to my lips,
this brew is brought
My magic powers
will then wake up
Project as much
energy into the potion as you deem necessary. Afterwards, the liquid can be
strained through the sieve and poured off into the vial or other container. It
may then be consumed immediately before meditation, magical workings, or going
to bed. Pay close attention to your dreams or any visions you might receive as
they may very well point to which types of magic you ought to explore.
I think it goes
without saying that you consume potions at your own risk. The ingredients given
are noted as safe, however, everyone’s body reacts differently. Please note,
the potion recipes are developed for effectiveness, not taste! (How many
Witches on TV look forward to actually drinking a potion! 😉)
request was to awaken magical abilities. I don’t know about you guys, but I’ve
certainly had days where I’ve been groggy and felt like my magic was down. I
wish I had written this simple potion ages ago! It could be a fun little way to
jump start your magical abilities on one of those slower mornings.
As far as the
ingredients go, everything selected is associated with awakening. Think about
eating a lemon. Just thinking about it should make your mouth salivate and
provoke a physical response. This is the same type of awareness we want to
create for our magical abilities. The coffee beans are the main ingredient of a
potion made my millions of people every day! No surprise why they’re included –
they symbolize the awakening of those abilities. Ginger represents power,
orange peel and honey represent the sweetness of life and the sage leaf
Summary: When your 13th birthday party goes awry, and you make a life changing wish - you wake up to discover you’ve flash forwarded 17 years ahead.
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A/N: This new series is entirely based off of the film, “13 Going on 30.” I figured it’s about damn time someone makes that movie into a Bucky series and here we are now. Hope you guys enjoy, and feedback would be well appreciated! :D
cryptids might seem like they know more than you, but that’s just not true. they know different things, things that seem mysterious or magical, such as what your last dream was, or who you love. but there is plenty they don’t know too. has bigfoot ever learned about algebra? do you think nessie can read? there are plenty of things that they do not know, and that is okay. both the cryptids and us are learning at our own pace
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Bay leaves are a mysterious ingredient for soups and stews (you can’t eat them, it’s like swallowing razor blades!). But before you toss a leaf or two into your cooking pot (or cauldron, for all you kitchen witches out there), think about its other uses!
Put bay leaves in each corner of the house to protect its inhabitants, or carry it with you to protect you against black magic. Keep a Bay leaf under your pillow to encourage prophetic dreams, or write wishes on a leaf and burn it to make them come true.
You can also use Bay leaves in spellwork (both in and out of the kitchen) for protection, good fortune, success, purification, strength, healing and psychic powers.
Was it a movie I saw since August 22nd, 2009: Yes. #412.
1) From the very start this film is excellent storytelling. The opening scene where young Judy and her classmates clearly establishes the conflict of predator vs. prey and the biases that come from that, the film’s humor and heart, and Judy as a character.
2) My mother is an actuary. My brother is studying to be an actuary. Actuaries don’t do this.
Little Jaguar: “Today I can hunt for tax exemptions. I’m going to be an actuary!”
3) Judy’s parents (Don Lake & Bonnie Hunt) are so funny in such a sad way.
Stu: “Judy, you ever wonder how your mom and me got to be so darn happy?”
Stu: “Well, we gave up on our dreams and we settled. Right, Bon?”
Bonnie: “Oh yes, that’s right Stu. We settled hard.”
4) Gideon Grey.
Gideon is a perfect example of how nothing - NOTHING - in this film is superfluous, but I’m actually going to speak on that further into the film.
5) The police academy scene gives wonderful exposition. It sets up the environment and rules of Zootopia’s various ecosystems in a way that feeds into Judy’s conflict and character.
6) Ginnifer Goodwin as Judy Hopps.
Goodwin (a massive Disney fan herself) breathes perfect life into Hopps. The best voice over work is when you’re not distracted by the voice actor. When their voice and their heart match with the character so perfectly that you don’t hear - say - Kristen Bell as Anna or Mike Myers as Shrek, you only hear the character’s. Goodwin is able to balance Judy’s massive optimism and heart along with the scenes where Judy has lost those things perfectly. I don’t think anyone else could have voiced Hopps as well as Goodwin.
7) If you want to avoid a slew of bad animal puns, don’t look too hard at Judy’s iPod.
8) “Try Everything” by Shakira.
Written by Sia, Tor Erik Hermansen, and Mikkel Storleer Eriksen, the theme song which deserved an Oscar nomination captures Judy’s optimism and struggles perfectly. The song’s lyrics speak of optimism in the face of constant failure, a theme which is very relevant to Judy in the first half of the film. It also provides the perfect backdrop to the visual introduction of Zootopia as Judy enters the city on train.
Judy [after Clawhauser calls her “cute”]: “Ooh, ah, you probably didn’t know, but a bunny can call another bunny ‘cute’, but when other animals do it, that’s a little…”
Bogo [turning to an Elephant officer]: “Francine. Happy birthday!”
11) I love the way the filmmakers handled Judy’s office discrimination. She is treated just as a token bunny, someone who’s only there for PR. Except she was top of her class at Zootopia police academy: a difficult feat for anybody, let alone a bunny. But this just feeds into the biases Bogo already has about Judy: she’s not really that good, they just said she was because she’s a bunny. That plays into real life way more than it probably should.
12) Wow, I did not catch how entirely speciesist this line was until now:
Remember how I said great voice over work is noted by not realizing you’re listening to a voice over artist? The same can be said of Bateman’s performance of Wilde, 100%. To start, Bateman captures Wilde’s surface level of sly con artists WONDERFULLY well. He’s devilish and charming in the same vein as Danny Ocean or Han Solo, and Bateman expresses this perfectly. But as the film progresses Bateman is also able to show off Nick’s layers. His troubled past, his occasional lack of self-worth and anger at the world. And the honest level never changes. It’s not like Bateman was hired ONLY for the slyness of Nick’s role and had to power through the rest, he’s able to do it all. It’s a great voice over for a great character.
14) The relationship between Nick & Judy is the cornerstone of this film. What I personally like about it is its honesty. There’s no BIG moment when these two meet, it’s a chance encounter which grows to conflict and then budding friendship so organically you don’t even know it’s happening.
15) There is nothing even remotely superfluous in this film. Nick makes a comment about how he’s been running his popsicle con his whole life and that will come back to bite him in the butt later.
16) This pig is played by Josh Dallas, Ginnifer Goodwin’s onscreen partner in “Once Upon a Time” and real life husband.
17) The chase through Zootopia is an incredible amount of fun, especially when Judy and Duke get to Little Rodentia. The filmmakers are able to play with their concept in a visual entertaining and imaginative way, which in turn keeps us as the audience wrapped up in the world they’ve established.
Note: I’m going to take about Alan Tudyk as Duke later in the film, at a very specific moment.
18) Again, there is nothing superfluous in this film (a note I’m going to be making a lot):
Judy [after saving Mr. Big’s daughter]: “Love your hair.”
Mr. Big’s Daughter: “Aww, thank you!”
It is this little encounter (and, you know, the fact that Judy saved her life) that saves Judy & Nick from getting “iced” by Mr. Big later in the film.
19) Again, nothing superfluous in the film. As the “non-onions” that Duke stole end up being very important later on.
20) Disney is at its bets when it pokes fun at itself.
Bogo: “Life isn’t some cartoon musical where you sing a little musical and your insipid dreams MAGICALLY COME TRUE! So let it go.”
21) Can we all just take a moment to appreciate Nick’s face after Judy says she’ll arrest him for, “felony tax evasion,” after he brags to her about how he’s been running this con since he was a kid and how much money he makes?
22) Again, with the idea that nothing in this film is superfluous: Judy’s recording pen becomes very important as the movie goes on.
23) Only Tommy Chong could play this character.
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Like there’s a chance he’s not even reading from a script, they just had Tommy Chong come in and told him what the movie was about and he just started talking.
24) This is the funniest part of the whole film, in my opinion.
The entire DMV scene plays well not only with the concept established by the film of an animal society in a way which is funny on its own, but the continuing conflict of Judy’s eagerness, Flash’s slowness, and Nick’s desire to throw a monkey wrench into the whole thing leads to amazing comedy.
25) Did you know Kristen Bell is in this film?
Bell landed the role not only because of her working with Disney on Frozen, but also because she is a noteworthy sloth enthusiast (as seen on “Ellen”).
26) It is nice to see Nick freak out when he realizes he and Judy are in Mr. Big’s limo, as it shows us a part of him we haven’t gotten to look at much in the film so far.
LaMarche is a noted voice over actor known primarily for his roles as Brain on “Pinky & The Brain”, various characters including Calculon on “Futurama”, and Mr. Freeze in the Batman Arkham series of video games. Here, we get to hear the veteran voice over artist do his best high pitched Brando impression.
28) This film has its fair share of nice surprises, details and twists which keeps you on your toes. The earliest of these is the revelation that the missing mammal Judy & Nick are looking for - Mr. Otterton - was in fact the one who attacked the limo driver (and not that he was the one attacked, as originally perceived).
29) This scene gives me life.
Bogo [after Judy’s witness disappears]: Two days to find the otter, or you quit. That was the deal. [Holding out hand] Badge.
Judy: But sir, we…
[Judy starts to turn in her badge]
Nick: Uh… no.
Chief Bogo: What did you say, fox?
Nick Wilde: Sorry, what I said was… NO! She will not be giving you that badge.[Bogo flinches] Look, you gave her a… a… a clown vest and a three wheel joke mobile and two days to solve a case you guys haven’t cracked in two weeks? Yeah, no wonder she needed to get help from a fox. None of you guys were gonna help her, were you? [Bogo starts to speak but Nick cuts him off] Here’s the thing, chief. You gave her the 48 hours, so technically we still have… 10 left, to find our Mr. Otterton. And that’s exactly what we’re gonna do. So, if you’ll excuse us, we have a very big lead to follow and a case to crack. Good day.
30) And then there’s this…
I saw this film twice in theaters and both times I was tearing up during Nick’s backstory. Anyone who has ever been bullied as a kid for being different will relate at least a little bit to what Nick went through. And it is this scene when Nick is at his most honesty with Judy, when they become pretty good friends and form a trust with each other.
31) NOTHING IN THIS FILM IS SUPERFLUOUS!!!! NOT EVEN A BLINK OR YOU’LL MISS IT STICKY NOTE ON BELLWETHER’S DESK!!!!
32) I did not think a Disney movie would make me jump like this (stop at 2:11).
33) This is incredibly rare for me, as someone who sees more than 60 films in theaters a year, but after Nick & Judy found the missing mammals and had the mayor arrested I had absolutely NO idea where the film was going after that. At all. I love it!
34) Nick’s face when Judy links the savage animals to being a predator…
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35) I had a film student criticize this film not based on the merits of its story or character’s or anything, but because they didn’t understand the metaphor. He noted that it’s not a clean comparison between white people and minorities and that’s exactly the point. This film is not about the people in power vs the people who aren’t, because who’s in power? The mayor may be a lion but the most biased character in the film - Chief Bogo - is prey. Bias goes all around and it can infect anybody, no matter what you think. Even Judy, for all her merits, is biased. She carries around fox repellent all the time and even has this line:
Judy: “It’s not like a bunny can go savage.”
That’s what I love about this film. It’s universal. It’s not about one real life society, it is about all societies everywhere and how bias can infect them and taint them and it’s up to us to work against that.
36) Fun fact: I had no idea otters were predators before seeing this film.
37) Gideon Grey returns.
If only all childhood bullies were like that, but again it gets to my oft-repeated point that nothing in this film is superfluous. Gideon could have easily been the one note bully from Judy’s youth who gave her the motivation to prove him wrong, but he comes back 15 years later in the most perfect way. She sees that people can change and that people who are good now are not always good (Gideon when he was younger, Judy when she was biased). It is a really important moment for her that was established all the way in the first ten minutes of this movie. I love that.
38) Judy’s apology to Nick and the way he handles it is something I truly love about this movie and their friendship as a whole.
And then I really love the little joke at the end about Judy trying to get to the pen and can’t help but wonder: was that written in the script? Was it Jason Bateman’s improv that made it into the film? It’s just so natural I must know!
39) Okay, I think this is the last time I will give this note, BUT NOTHING IN THIS MOVIE IS SUPERFLUOUS!!! This is most apparent to me when Nick does a little thing like expressing how much he likes the berries on Judy’s farm and it becomes so important to the plot latter when they switched out those berries with the Night Howlers in Bellwether’s dart gun.
43) The sticky note on Bellwether’s phone earlier was for Doug, the guy who mixes the night howler drug that makes animals go savage (this is the same drug who’s key ingredient was mixed from the non-onions Duke stole earlier in the film, FOR Doug).
44) At one point Doug - who is dressed in a yellow radiation suit and makes drugs for a living - lets his client know that “Woolter and Jesse” have arrived.
And yes, they did that on purpose.
45) The entire subway chase sequence is really great, because it is based heavily on the idea of action = consequence. A ram is running at the door, he gets through and hits another ram. The train goes too fast into a turn, it tips over and Judy/Nick are up a creek. It all works very nicely
46) Honestly, I didn’t figure out Bellwether was the bad guy until just before it was revealed the first time I saw this.
47) Bellwether’s line about, “Fear ALWAYS works!” to keep the people in check should not be as relevant in 2017 as it is.
48) Okay, one thing I need to know: Bellwether is in jail, Mayor Lionheart is in jail, and Chief Bogo is still the police chief…SO WHO’S MAYOR NOW!?!?!?
49) I know this film was pretty much a buddy cop movie, but I would be totally fine with a buddy cop movie where Nick is actually a cop.
Lethal Weapon where Nick is Mel Gibson and Judy is…Danny Glover? Okay, that comparison doesn’t really work, but you get me!
50) And of course…
I honestly think Zootopia may be a perfectly written film, and that is not something I say lightly. I made it clear above how I find nothing in the film superfluous, which is an incredible feat I think. And they did it in a way that was never boring, with entertaining characters, an intriguing mystery, and a fun world. Zootopia may be my favorite Disney animated feature film, and it’s definitely my favorite of the “Modern Era” we’re in now (The Princess and the Frog - Present). Just a great, great, great film which deserved its Best Animated Picture win at the Oscars. A true treat all around.
’ She’s a female! And all females is poison! ’
’ They’re full of wicked wiles! ’
’ What are wicked wiles? ’
’ Now what are you, and who are you doin’ here? ’
’ You’re Sleepy! ’
’ How’d you guess? ’
’ You mean he/she can’t talk? ’
’ Speak! Let me see thy face. ’
’ Magic mirror on the wall, who is the fairest one of all? ’
’ Lips red as the rose. Hair black as ebony. Skin white as snow. ’
’ The huntsman has brought me proof. ’
’ ‘Tis the heart of a pig you hold in your hand. ’
’ The heart of a pig! Then I’ve been tricked! ’
’ Find some secluded glade where she can pick wildflowers. ’
’ And there, my faithful huntsman, you will kill her! ’
’ Silence! You know the penalty if you fail. ’
’ But to make doubly sure you do not fail, bring back her heart in this. ’
’ I beg of Your Highness, forgive me. ’
’ I can’t. I can’t do it! Forgive me. ’
’ Why, I don’t understand. ’
’ She’s mad! Jealous of you! She’ll stop at nothing! ’
’ Now, quick, child, run! Run away, hide! ’
’ In the woods, anywhere! Never come back! Now go! Go! Run! Run! Hide! ’
’ I’m awfully sorry. I didn’t mean to frighten you. ’
’ But you don’t know what I’ve been through. ’
’ I was afraid. I’m so ashamed of the fuss I made. ’
’ What a cute little chair. ’
’ Oh, dear! I wonder if the children are. ’
’ I said, how do you do? ’
’ Shh! Not so loud. You’ll wake her up. ’
’ A fine bunch of water lilies you turned out to be. ’
’ I’d like to see anybody make me wash, if I didn’t wanna. ’
’ Now, a formula to transform my beauty into ugliness. ’
’ A blast of wind to fan my hate. ’
’ Now, begin thy magic spell. ’
’ But wait! There may be an antidote. ’
’ There may be an antidote. Nothing must be overlooked. ’
’ It’s apple pies that make the menfolks’ mouths water. ’
’ Yes, but wait till you taste one, dearie. ’
’ Like to try one, hm? Go on. Go on, have a bite. ’
’ I’ll share a secret with you. ’
’ This is no ordinary apple, it’s a magic wishing apple. ’
’ One bite, and all your dreams will come true. ’
’ Now, make a wish, and take a bite. ’
’ Oh, I feel strange. ’
’ Her breath will still. Her blood congeal. ’
’ Now I’ll be fairest in the land! ’
’ But, where will you sleep? ’
’ No! No! I mean we’ll be comfortable, won’t we? ’
’ I’d like to dance and tap my feet. ’
’ Now, I’m warnin’ ya. Don’t let nobody or nothin’ in the house. ’
’ Thirsty? Have a drink! ’
’ Dip the apple in the brew. Let the Sleeping Death seep through. ’
’ Look! On the skin! The symbol of what lies within. ’
’ Have a bite? ’
’ Want to know a secret? Promise not to tell? ’
’ We are standing by a wishing well. ’
’ Your wish will soon come true. ’
’ Why, the whole place is clean. ’
’ They ain’t stole. They’re hid in the cupboard. ’
’ My cup’s been washed. Sugar’s gone. ’
’ Don’t touch that, you fools! Might be poison. ’
’ See? It’s witch’s brew. ’
’ I couldn’t help it. I can’t tell. When you gotta, you gotta. ’
’ Please don’t send me away. If you do, she’ll kill me. ’
’ She knows everything. She’s full of black magic! ’
’ She can even make herself invisible. Pfft! Might be in this room right now! ’
’ Next thing you know, she’ll be tyin’ your beards up in pink ribbons. ’
’ If you let me stay, I’ll keep house for you. ’
’ I’ll wash and sew and sweep and cook. ’
’ Uh, can you make dapple lumplings? ’
’ We’ll clean the house and surprise them. ’
’ Yes! We, we gotta save her! ’
’ Don’t be afraid. We’re right behind you. ’
’ Oh, it’s adorable! Just like a doll’s house. ’
’ Supper’s not quite ready. You’ll just have time to wash. ’
’ I’ll fix ya! I’ll crush your bones! ’
’ And now, a special sort of death… for one so fair. ’
BTS reaction to waking up to their gf crying over a dream
Hope you enjoy! ~Admin Unnie
He would be very worried when he woke up to the sounds of your sobbing. Once you told him what the dream was about, he would be furious.
“I would be crying too if Namjoon had thrown all of the shrimp out! I want shrimp!”
He would be very worried at first, but when you told him that your dream was about evil monkeys stealing your tacos, he would stare at you before pushing you out of the bed and rolling over to go back to sleep
When you told him about your dream where you had gone on the magic school bus back in time to the dinosaurs, then were chased by tiny baby dinosaurs, he would hold you close and make you promise that the tiny dinosaurs wouldn’t come for him next
He would quickly, but calmly explain to you that it was impossible for your stuffed dragon to come to life and fly away from you, then pull you into his chest and hold you until you fell back asleep.
He would immediately be concerned, pulling you in close so he could comfort you. When you explained that the dream had been about you losing to Taehyung in Overwatch, he would continue to comfort you, but be holding back laughs the entire time
He would lovingly rub your back as you explained the dream to him. Once you finished explaining that you were locked in a room full of dogs, but you weren’t allowed to pet any of them, he would burst out laughing. When he saw the unamused look you gave him, he would quickly cover up his laughter.
“I would be upset to about that, jagi! I was laughing to try to hold back my own tears!”
He would be so confused on what to do, as you had never had a nightmare around him before. He would quietly ask you what it was about, hoping to buy himself some time to figure out the best way to comfort you. Once you finished telling him about the never ending song in your dream, he would say, “Oh, so it’s nothing important,” then go back to sleep, only to tease you the next morning when you both woke up again.