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Standard Protective War Water

  1. Place iron nails in a mason jar. Cut iron nails are recommended because they rust very easily, but any iron nails may be used.
  2. Add enough water to cover the nails. Leave this undisturbed until rust begins to form, typically within seven to ten days. Although the jar is usually kept shut, it should be opened periodically to encourage oxidation.
  3. Once the rusting process begins, more water may be added. Keep the jar in a refrigerator or other cool area.
  4. Strain the water and use as needed.

You may continue adding water to the original nails virtually indefinitely. Some people have a War Water starter lasting years, akin to a sour dough starter. However, should mold or bacteria ever form, discard everything, including the jar and start again from the beginning.

(from The Element Encyclopedia of 5,000 Spells by Judika Illes)

I am a ball of pure joy right now. I commissioned art of my Dragon Age Inquisitor, Ashokra Adaar, from @needapotion and she absolutely nailed it! I cannot recommend her enough! I certainly hope to commission her again in the future. http://needapotion.tumblr.com/tagged/commission-info 

Vous etes un artiste incroyable! :D

(If anyone would like to know more about my Adaar, I’ve begun a fanfic about her here! https://m.fanfiction.net/s/11826164/1/Flowers-in-her-Horns)
Survivalism lyrics - Nine Inch Nails

I should have listened to her
So hard to keep control
We kept on eating, but
Our bloated belly’s still not full

She gave us all she had, but
We went and took some more
Can’t seem to shut her legs
Our mother nature is a whore

I got my propaganda
I got revisionism
I got my violence
In hi-def ultra-realism
All a part of this great nation
I got my fist
I got my plan
I got survivalism

Hypnotic sound of sirens
Echoing through the street
The cocking of the rifles
The marching of the feet

You see your world on fire
Don’t try to act surprised
We did just what you told us
Lost our faith along the way
And found ourselves believing your lies

I got my propaganda
I got revisionism
I got my violence
In hi-def ultra-realism
All a part of this great nation
I got my fist
I got my plan
I got survivalism

All bruised and broken, bleeding
She asked to take my hand
I turned, just keep on walking
But you’d do the same thing in the circumstance
I’m sure you’ll understand

I got my propaganda
I got revisionism
I got my violence
In hi-def ultra-realism
All a part of this great nation
I got my fist
I got my plan
I got survivalism

You got your pacifism - I got survivalism

For me, Wolf’s greatest achievement is that she returns Arthur to the center of his own story. Too often Arthurian tales concentrate on the Knights of the Round Table or the tragic love of Lancelot and Guinevere. King Arthur is treated like George Washington often is - as a hero who is so noble and so far above the common man that he seems more like a stuffed owl than a real person.
Just as Washington was a real man who surmounted his human weaknesses with wisdom and vision, Wolf’s Arthur is a charismatic, utterly compelling king who earns the love and loyalty of his people. (…) It’s Arthur’s wisdom and fairness that make him a king for the ages.
As Guinevere learns, “When Arthur was present, you did not look at anyone else.”…
—  Mary Jo Putney on “The road to Avalon” by Joan Wolf

anonymous asked:

do you space out applying your products? i used to have trouble with cakeyness and then i started waiting at least 20 min after moisturizer for primer, then 10 minutes until i applied face makeup. Also if 'bake', i leave the powder untouched on my face while i do eyeshadow/eyebrows, and then once its sat for like 3-5 min i brush of the excess and blend. hope this helps!! and if you resort to removing facial hair id highly recommend waxing! nail salons do it cheap and it doesn't hurt&lasts long

i usually wait 10 after moisturizer, but i’ll try to 20. really thinking about face hair removal