minus that bath

That Day Back Then

Originally posted by kulo-ren

@lovely-wagner, @gazebros and Anonymous Requested: finally a blog that writes for IT where the requests are open!! i’ve been writing so much lately i haven’t had the time to read. can i have a richie tozier x reader where the reader is bill’s sister (twin or a lil older u can choose) and it’s the scene at the quarry. she gets there with beverly and both girls jump in at the same time and she catches richie staring when they get back to the top so she kisses him when they’re heading to ben’s house?? sorry if it’s too complicated, thanks though!
+ Oh it is fine😊 could u do a richie tozier x reader. They are 15 and dating richie is really sweet and they are in love just a cute fluffy fic💗💗💗
+ yo if you could write a richie x reader that’d be neat!!

Pairing: Richie x Reader

Warnings: so I altered some of the requests a bit. They are thirteen in this story just to fit with the other request, I hope you don’t mind @lovely-wagner

Being Bill Denbrough’s twin sister was always an interesting experience. It had been since you were young. 

You and Bill were close, well actually you were close with the both of your siblings. Georgie and Bill were your best friends, no matter what, and when Georgie had died, like the rest of your family, you’d been devastated. All that ran through your mind was, why him? Why Georgie? What did that innocent six year old boy ever do to deserve a fate such as that?

You’d shut yourself off from everyone, including your family. While Bill spent most of his time studying the layout of the sewers in Derry, you spent most of your time in your room, just staring outside.

Then eventually Bill had managed to pull you out of your room and slowly, you started returning to the outside world. Whereas before you spent most of your time off with your own friends, you started hanging out with Bill’s… interesting group of friends. You knew all of them, of course, you were Bill’s age and you’d heard him talk about them enough to be able to pick them apart.

And what had started as just you, Bill, Eddie, Stan and Richie slowly grew into more. Ben joined after you found him bleeding from his stomach. You met Beverly the same time when she’d helped the boy get proper supplies. It was you who invited her to join you and the boys at the quarry next day if she saw fit. 

So that’s how you found yourself running wildly, the wind in your air and the warm sun hitting your bare skin (minus the bathing suit you wore) as you ran to the edge of the cliff. Once Beverly arrived the both of you had decided to stand up your brother and friends and be the brave ones. Of course you were nervous but you loved the feeling of the adrenaline rushing through you.

Soon you were free falling off the cliff, Beverly next to you as you both screamed with enjoyment. Soon your body hit the water and you were succumbed by the freezing but soothing lake. When you reached the surface of the water, you screamed at the top of your lugs in pure amusement, laughing with Beverly as you watched the boys from below stare down in shock.

“Hot damn, Bill.” Richie breathed, squinting at you through his glasses. 

Confused by Richie’s statement, Bill tore his eyes off Beverly from below to look over at his best friend in bafflement. “Your sister… is fucking hot.”

“Dude. That’s my sister.” Bill clarified, a disgusted look on his face.

It was no secret to anyone that Richie had a crush on Bill’s twin sister, he’d told everyone a long time ago. And while it’d taken everyone a while to actually believe it was a genuine crush instead of his just finding her attractive, the crew, mainly Bill, had grown use to it. But that didn’t mean Bill wasn’t bothered by Richie’s comments about his sister.

You were his sister.

Twin sister. And he happened to be very close and very protective of you.

“Doesn’t matter,” Richie grinned, turning to Bill and shrugging. “She’s still hot.” Before Bill could even attempt to hit Richie upside the head, he leapt into the water, making sure to set down his glasses before. Richie laughed as he landed in the water, swimming over to you as you giggled at his silliness.

“Nice of you to join us.”

The rest of the day was spent splashing around in the water. You’d even managed to knock Beverly off of Bill’s shoulder while sat on Richie, deeming you and Richie the winners. You’d bloated about it to Bill for a while, pretty proud of yourself.

Now you trailed behind the group, Richie by your side as you all walked back to your home. 

You’d noticed Richie’s eyes on you for a while as you both walked in silence. You were both quite a bit’s way back from the rest of the group, making the noise around you silent as you watched Bill and Beverly chat happily. Laughing suddenly, you turned to look over at Richie; “are you just gonna stare at me all day?”

Richie’s face immediately grew red and he started sputtering as you let out another laugh. Smacking him softly on his arm, you shook your head; “i’m just teasing you, Rich.” He nodded, obviously not able to find the words. Glancing to the rest, you made sure none of the them were pay attention before you pulled Richie to a stop.

Suddenly bashful, you fiddled with the hem of your shirt. “Hey, Richie, I noticed you staring at me back at the quarry. And I was just wondering, if you liked me?” When you dared to look back up at him, you saw Richie’s face red once again which you took as your answer. Not giving him time to reply, you leaned forward, pressing your lips against his. He seemed still for a moment before his hands grabbed ahold of your face.

Leaning back, you smiled at him brightly. “Yeah…” Richie trailed off, “I’ve liked you for a while.”

“Great!” You grinned, pulling back to grab ahold of his hand.

“Y/N! Richie! C’mon!”

Alright designers you have to scrape off your charred on skin and dirt you’ve had since childhood and create an entirely new ensemble from the jungle around you

Make it work!

Originally posted by doafhat

Review: FaeintheForest on Etsy

I just wanted to leave a review for @thewitchofthenorse‘s etsy shop Fae in the Forest because I am absolutely in love with everything! Before even opening the package in the mail, you could smell how good everything was scented, and good smelling packages are always my favorite.

What I ordered:

Hand-Sewn and Hand-Painted Tarot Bag - $15 - The link doesn’t go to the one I purchased, because its no longer available, but you can see the one I purchased in the picture. Look how cute it is! This is really well made out of cotton, and closes with a drawstring. This is honestly one of the better quality tarot bags I have purchased, and I am super super happy with it. Its so cute, and fits my new oracle deck perfectly.

Yggdrasil series: Helheim Candle - $12 - The price on this one ranges from $8 to $15 depending on the size & style that you want. I opted for the 8oz jar candle, although the pillar candle is absolutely beautiful looking (see below - picture used from shop). As advertised it smells like wintergreen, pine, lavender and cypress. All four scents play together perfectly and are well balanced, and it 100% smells like my mom’s backyard and I love it. Added bonus: scent is boyfriend approved.

Mermaid Self-Care Kit - $26 - This kit is basically everything else shown in the picture, minus the crystals. The bath salts (which are much more blue then shown in the picture, my camera is awful) smell divine, and while I haven’t had a chance to use them yet, I am super excited to. They are scented with lotus, cucumber, jasmine and seaweed and smell lovely. I am waiting for my foot to heal up before jumping in the bath with these, so I can take a nice long soak! On to the salt scrub! I cannot express in words how much I love it. I used it last night in the shower, and got out with super fresh, smooth and quenched skin. Its not overly abrasive at all like some salt scrubs are, and it smells delicious as well. Super recommend it! As for the lip butter/balm, I opted for honey and almond scent, and as you can see, I have already put it to good use. This stuff is suuuper smooth, and smells delicious, and keeps my chapped lips hydrated. I am a lip balm junkie, and a huge fan of this stuff already. The boyfriend loves it too, and keeps trying to steal it from me, so I may have to order another in case it gets swiped by him, lmao! On to the seashell candle! I love this! Its super cute, and honestly bigger then I expected it to be! I haven’t burned it yet, but non-burned it still smells wonderful! It went straight to my dresser next to a few of my other shells. Last but certainly not least is the little wood bracelet with charm, which is really lightweight, but fits perfectly! Its stretchy, so it goes on and off easily! If you have super tiny wrists, it may be a bit loose, but I don’t expect this not not fit anyone or be too tight because of the stretch it has. 

Bonus - Raw Rose Quartz, Celestite Crystal and Rose Incense - Sierra’s intuition is on point knowing to pick these two crystals as little bonus extra’s because they are some of my favorite crystals. I adore them! She also included rose incense as another bonus, because there was a little snafu with USPS (which is totally not her fault, USPS just was being lame) and she totally didn’t need to include it, but she did. The incense isn’t pictured because I already burned it before I took the picture. Woops. Sorry not sorry. It smelled awesome. 

Thats it! I think I got everything! Thank you @thewitchofthenorse for being a lovely human on top of creating outstanding products! 10/10 will purchase from again and I love everything. Definitely go check out and follow her etsy, and maybe purchase a few things! She has a bunch of kits and candles and crystals to choose from! <3 Link is below!

FaeintheForest on Etsy

Disclaimer: All items were purchased with my own money, and I was in no way compensated for this review. 

Simple Confidence Sugar Scrub Spell

Submitted by @moemoeprincess

I had a job interview so I whipped up this little spell to give me the confidence I needed.
If you do your magic at night do this the night before and if you are more of a day witch do it the day of.
What you need:
Sugar (finer is better cause you will be rubbing this on your skin)
Olive oil (or whatever oil you like to put on your body)
A tea bag, pick a flavor that screams confidence to you! I picked Orange Spice.
And whatever else you wish to add. I added honey cause the job is working with kids and I wanted my sweet side to shine (and honey is great for your skin)

1. Do what ever pre-ritual things you want. Minus a bath since this spell requires you be in a bath or shower.

2. Mix the sugar and oil in a small bowl. I usually do two parts sugar and one part oil but you can do 50/50 if you want it will just be more oily. (Probably wouldn’t recommend it if you have oily prone to break out skin like me)

3. Cut open the tea bag and pour the contents in the mix. You can add as little or as much as you want. It can leave quite a mess in the tub so if that bugs you or you share a bathroom you should consider it.

4. The whole time you are mixing the ingredients together think about what you want from this spell. For my job interview I thought things like “I can do this!” “I will shine” “They will love me” and “I can get this job”

5. Next get the bathroom ready! I burned sage and added bath salts to the bath! You can do what ever helps you relax and ready for magick.

6. Keep your sugar scrub near and enjoy your bath/shower.

7. When you feel ready to begin I recommend putting on music that fills you with determination! I played music from the One Punch Man OST

8. Take small handfuls of the scrub and rub on wet skin. Do this to your whole body (minus face and genitals) while visioning how you want to shine and that you are scrubbing away the negative thoughts.

9. Rinse off and I usually then wash up with soap so the oil doesn’t clog my pores.

10. Relax and let the warmth and self love fill you! Follow up with some self care or something to remind yourself that you love yourself!


Dealing With Dysphoria

At least once in your partner’s transition you’re going to witness dysphoria at it’s worst. I’m not saying all trans people get dysphoria, but most do, especially before and during the early stages of transitioning. 

During last summer, my partner was trying to convince everyone around her, and herself, that she wasn’t trans and decided to grow out a beard. At this time I knew about her previous attempt at transitioning and her GID and knew that this was something she felt she had to do, rather than something she wanted to do. Still, I supported her through this, after all it was her choice and she went for about four weeks without shaving her facial hair off. During this time, she would often have little low moments where she felt ugly and disgusting, but the big bout of dysphoria came at the end of those four weeks when she finally couldn’t take it anymore. 

Unfortunately, we lived a train journey apart then so all I could do was phone her and comfort her. Afterwards, she shaved it all off and felt much better afterwards, although dysphoria still lurked around for a while after. Since then, she’s started HRT and is transitioning. I think the beard was a reminder to her that she can’t stop having GID by growing a beard, and she can’t convince herself she can’t force herself to be male by doing an incredibly manly thing. It was her wake up call. It was now or never, and by never I mean she probably wouldn’t still be here today. 

Even though she has been on HRT for eight months now, she still has bouts of dysphoria almost everyday, although nothing has ever been as bad as last summer. During any main episode of dysphoria, it usually starts with something small and gradually builds up over the course of the day. Something like the tiniest amount of stubble on her legs, for example. To me, it’s nothing, barely visible and something I get regularly deal with because I’m lazy with my legs. But to Frankie, it’s something massive, disgusting and feels massively manly. She’ll then go outside and feel like she doesn’t pass as female and it all mounts up to her self esteem and confidence being knocked down to minus 100. Even in a bath, after she’s shaved, she’ll struggle with knowing she had to shave and will then struggle with seeing the rest of her body because she’s already feeling down. Everything feels more negative. This, will usually result in tears and fears about never passing or being feminine enough, which then spirals into fears about never being accepted by her family. By the end of this, the only place for Frankie is bed. 

During this episode, Frankie needs a lot of support and by using this example, I hope to help any family member or partner wishing to support someone through this horrible time.

I guess the easiest way to show this is through steps.

STEP 1 - Listen and Comfort: When Frankie is first showing signs of dypsphoria (looking/sounding down, saying she feels ugly/disgusting, moving slowly, getting easily frustrated etc), I  approach her carefully, ask her what’s wrong and then listen to what she’s finding tough to deal with, i.e. her leg stubble. Then, if she’s okay with it, I’ll check them myself and I tell her that they’re not noticeable. If I have the same stubble on my legs, or worse, I would then show her to show that cis gendered women get the same so it’s not specifically a male thing. Once, I actually grew leg hair and arm hair to show her it happens to everyone. I grew my leg hair out until I felt uncomfortable and that gave me a tiny glimpse into how she feels, to this day I still have long, dark arm hair to show her it’s okay. I then would say about no one will see them during the day and that it’s an easy enough problem to sort later on. 

Note: Please do not ever lie to your partner about what you think of their issue. Say it was facial hair they had a problem with, and to you the part on the top lip was visibly stubbly but not anywhere else, then tell them. It’s worse to lie to your partner than it is to tell them the truth. They know you’re lying and it’ll make it harder for them to trust your opinions later on. 

STEP 2 - Checking Up On Her: Even though I’ve comfort her and shown her it’s okay, that doesn’t mean she’s fully okay. Throughout the day, little “Are you okay?”’s are helpful. I don’t just listen to what she says, I listen to how she says it and watch her body language. This helps me determine how well or not she is coping. I will also tell her how beautiful and pretty she is to me so, for at least a second, she feels good about herself again. If she’s getting gradually worse throughout the day, that’s a cue to me that it’s time for me to step in

STEP 3 - Stepping In: Using this as an example, I would step in by running her a bath and making sure it was extra bubbly so for the most part, she wouldn’t see her body and feel worse about herself and relax a little in the water. Bubble baths are great for relaxing someone who’s dysphoric. I usually run it but tell her in advance so that she has a plan made up for her. It gives her a point of focus to get through the space of time between then and when the bath is ready to go into. Usually, giving her some space beforehand is a great idea as well so she can clear her mind without worrying about what I’m doing or seeing. When she’s in the bath, I never stop listening out. Depending on how much of a close relationship you have, you can either sit at the door quietly, sit in a nearby room with the door open or sit in the bathroom with your partner. I stay in a nearby room but if she shouts or texts for me, we are close enough that I can come sit at the side of the bath tub and hug her. Then I repeat Step 1 because, by now, this one problem will have turned into dozens. 

Note: This might be obvious, but please don’t look anywhere else of your partner in the bath except their face. Just look at their face when your talking to them and listening. Lookinng at their body will increase their dysporia and make it awkward for both of you and will probably mean your partner will be a lot more hesitant to shout for you in the future with this situation.

STEP 4 - Plan For Your Partner: Now I don’t mean plan every single move your partner makes. I just mean a rough plan that leaves room for interpretation by your partner. For example, when she was calm enough that I could leave the room, I would then tell Frankie to shave (if she hasn’t already), finish washing herself and jump out for a cup of tea and cuddles before bed. It gives her room to take however long she wants in the bath and however long she wants cuddles for whilst also giving her a plan to focus on through the dysphoria so she isn’t stuck in a cycle of doing nothing and thinking to much to then getting upset and zoning out afterwards. Like little checkpoints. If she gets too upset, she can come back knowing where she was last. Giving them the plan helps them clear their mind from trying to pick where to go next as well. Imagine dysphoria being like an oncoming tornado. Your inches away and through all the panic you trying to figure out where to move to to get to safety. Think of yourself as a little light beam showing them the safe path. The light in the dark. So even if they do get panicked again, the pathway is still there so they can quickly get back on track.

STEP 5 - Comfort and Sleep: When the dysphoria calms down, don’t think that it’s over. Stay with your partner and keep comforting them, even just by letting them cuddle up with you. It will have been exhausting to go through for both of you emotionally and physically. Just the simplest thing like a hug will give a feeling of support and safety for the both of you and will make your partner feel loved and get rid of any guilt they have for being dysphoric around you. A cup of tea, coffee or hot chocolate will calm them down, give them a bit of energy and something simple like a dollop of squishy cream on the hot chocolate will give them some childish happiness. Lastly, take them to bed. Whether it’s for a nap or a night’s rest, the sleep will do them good. A lot of dysphoria and depression is worsened by general tiredness or lack of sleep. Even just an hour’s nap will recharge their batteries, clear their head and give them strength that they didn’t have before. A nap doesn’t fix everything, but it generally gives your partner, and you, a fighting chance.

I hope these were of some use to you, every episode of dysphoria is different in importance, length and reason but these steps are easily fitted into each situation to hopefully help your partner in getting through the episode. These episodes are sometimes horrible to witness and a nightmare to go through. So just remember to pat both of yourselves on the back when it’s over because it’s thanks to both of you that your partner got through it. I’ve noticed that dysphoria has brought me and Frankie closer because Frankie knows she can find strength and safety in me and she can trust me to never give up in those situations and I know more about what Frankie goes through and can relate to her more on a depression level so I feel less alone and alienated. 

Dysphoria is a bitch, but if you work with your partner, or family relative, you can get through it together