so i went to see the lightning thief with @angelicomma yesterday and um. oKAY GUYS GALS AND NONBINARY PALS LEMME TELL U ABOUT THIS MOTHER!FUCKIN! SHOW!!!! because it was SO GOOD this is just like. the short list of what i loved about it because oh my god
prepare for the longest post ever
the set was such an aesthetic? it was all very metallic like there was scaffolding and greek columns with graffiti on them? it was very chb and very nyc and overall a Blessing
every time they needed to show a different location they’d do it with the lights so like there were these lights lining the scaffolding that would change color ?? in the underworld they’d flash red, yellow and orange and were made to look like fire and near the ocean theyd be blue and if they were talking about trees itd be green and! if they wanted u to focus on a certain part of the scaffolding it’d be a different light color than any of the other parts which was rad af
the overhead lights were used really well too like when percy was singing about being the son of poseidon or when there was water the lights would be blue and when they were in the forest theyd be green
there is an entire song about how they hate new jersey and how they refuse to die in the garden state. know this
the show was very low budget like oh my god it was great
they didnt make some of their own props so sally walked in once with a trader joe’s bag and also the most important bag in the world (containing the master bolt) was a fucking jansport
their representation of water was just to attach toilet paper rolls to leaf blowers and turn the overhead lights blue like what even
they covered the first 4 rows in toilet paper at one point
also they fuckin deca-casted everyone except for percy (chris mccarrell, the light of my life actually he was so good)
jonathan raviv played chiron, auntie em, random chb girl in a bike helmet and braids (?), random tractor guy (?), a bus driver, a train conductor, hades, and poseidon and im probably missing someone. he had very distinctive characters for all of them not to mention horse puns
“the gods are kind of dicks”
medusa’s eyes were just light up swim goggles
sarah beth pfeifer, who probably has the best comic timing ive seen ever, played clarisse, katie gardner, a fucking squirrel?, mrs. dodds, lotus casino girl, random camper assistant to mr. d, and thalia
*chases annabeth down a flight of stairs with a sword while screaming*
“for their sixteenth birthdays my friends all got cars. I got a fern and a mason jar!”
“ARROWS ARE MADE WITH WOOD. I REFUSE TO PARTICIPATE IN AN ACTIVITY THAT CONDONES VIOLENCE AGAINST OUR ARBOR BRETHREN!”
they had the most roles and they were GREAT
george salazar was such a wonderful grover and mr d oh man
mr d’s whole gag was he’d kick a chair when he got pissed which was hysterical bc the camper assistant would start pouting every time and he also wanted to turn percy into a dolphin
“grover, are you ever going to wear pants again?” “NOPE!”
his solo song was about thalia and how he couldnt save her talk about EMOTIONAL he cried
“we might have more drachmas if you didnt spend them on those DAM SNACKS” “HEY! IT WAS THE HOOVER DAM”
let me talk about. carrie compere for like multiple hot seconds bc GODDAMN GIRL CAN SANG
she was such a good sally. can she be my mom. she sang a song abt percy being special and wonderful and i got a lil teary
“you saved my life, percy. It’s time i learned how to live it.” cryin g
her silena was really funny? like very whiny but very funny.
“every time i bring a boy home, my mom’s there in her nightie […] she steals my mascara and all my dates!”
she also played sort of charon? underworld guide in this awesome gold dress (she looked SO GOOD) who smacked grover’s goat ass (?????)
“you know, bringing people to the underworld isn’t my only job. I also have a band. wanna hear a demo?” “not really?” “sorry, i can’t hear you over this SWEET ASS RIFF”
“We got everyone! we got kurt kobain, we got beethoven. any requests?” “um, do you have josh groban?” “we will.”
JAMES! HAYDEN ! RODRIGUEZ! was sO GOOD AS LUKE
THERE WAS A GOOD KID REPRISE AND I WAS SHOOKEN
“being a good kid gets you nowhere at all” bruh
they couldn’t have a scorpion onstage so luke just. fucking stabs percy in the back???
He was also a really funny ares and gabe!!
ok and my gal KRISTIN STOKES
fun fact abt me and kristin stokes ….. so we were walking in the same direction after stage door and so me and @angelicomma just walked with her….to the train…. she gave us dessert recs…… and talked about the show (she’s so salty about how rangey her big solo is but trust me she was so good on that song) and also waitress with us…. it was the best experience of all time she is so nice and cool and was wearing jurassic park leggings how rad is she oh my god
her annabeth? was awesome? she was witty and tough and aggressive and i was ABOUT IT
she called out sexism all the damn time
“annabeth, i get it. do you know how many schools i’ve been kicked out of?” “yeah, percy, but when boys mess up they get a second chance.”
“hey, annabeth, who’s your dad?” “he’s a history professor.” “i thought everyone’s dad was-” “a god? that’s my mom. sexist.”
longest yeah boi ever
the moment where she betrayed luke at the end??? YES GIRL
chris mccarrell was such a perfect percy i am elated
“Tartarus? LIKE THE FISH SAUCE???!!!?!?!”
*swings riptide like a lightsaber while making lightsaber noises*
*packages medusa’s head* “To Mount Olympus. Signed, Percy Jackson and Annabeth Chase.” “the gods will think we’re impertinent!” “*winning smile* we are impertinent.”
*pouts* “i know how to hold a sword! like this!” annabeth corrects him and he swings it “oh wow actually that’s a lot easier”
in good kid he was like? running around the stage and climbing the scaffolding and shit? and i cried??? the no mom line was the WORST i wanted to actually scream and his voice is so pretty
and he was so shook by his own powers oh man
he was just. so good at the twelve year old thing it was fantastic he was all fidgety and Dramatic ™ god bless
he loves sally so much!!! all the demigods were salty af abt their parents and he was just quietly singing like “my mom loves hugs and scary movies” and i just. screamed quietly
there were rlly cute percabeth moments too.
percy’s knocked tf out the first time annabeth meets him (she infiltrates his dream a lil) and he sings a lil song abt how she’s beautiful and stuff and he wakes up and she’s all “YOU DROOL IN YOUR SLEEP” shook
she shows up at capture the flag (percy hasnt officially met her yet) and he points at her and was just “gasps YOURE MY DREAM GIRL!” and annabeth side-eyes him hardcore and he goes “UM. THE GIRL. FROM MY DREAM.”
“the god is my mom. sexist.” “NO NO I LOVE GIRLS!” annabeth is shook yet again and percy panics and is like “I MEAN UM THEYRE VERY NICE”
percy gets serious side eye from luke
when percy gets stabbed they almost kiss and then grover RUNS ONSTAGE “HEY! here’s your ambrosia percy” goddamn it was DRAMATIC
im definitely missing shit but oh boy it was so so good
i’d kill a man for that soundtrack
if you have the chance (and the money) it’s just. such an Experience and everything i could have ever dreamed of. the cast is great (and theyre all so freakin NICE s/o to kristin especially).
ideal life: my wife and i living in a small house near the ocean, but also near the forest; we have four cats, a ferret and a very tiny lizard. we’re planning on getting married and having a family in the future maybe, but we’re in no rush. also the local forest spirit, hozier, is there; he comes out of the woods where he eats leaves all day once a month to sing us a song, while we listen to the sound of the ocean behind us.
Can we talk about how this two scenes are similar to each other? Both Otabek/Yuri and Victor/Yuuri are sitting near the ocean, talking about their doubts on their skating career, one of them extending their hand to the other, and making promises to each other. Plus, Yuuri saying he only want to see the real Victor, Otabek saying that’s the Yuri he wants to see the most.
If they’re not setting Otayuri up for canon, than I don’t know what they’re doing.
(The Otayuri comic page and traslation belongs to aitaikimochi.tumblr.com)
🌊 maybe you don’t live near the sea or ocean, or maybe you haven’t been able to get to the shore. by combining from a few to all of the following ingredients you can create a seawater equivalent to use in spells.
🌊 gather and combine in a jar:
clean tap water (preferably full moon charged)
sea salt, or regular salt
sea glass chips (or bottle)
pinch of sand
🌊 combine as many ingredients as is possible for you, to create a magical water as similar to real seawater as you can manage.
🌊 you can strain the ingredients out for better storage after they have charged the water with their properties sufficiently.
🌊 store normally, unless it has seaweed in it, in which it should not be stored for more than a few days, lest it mold.
•tiny plants growing in cracks of pavement
•napping with friends
•stumbling willowy fawns
•paint stained hands
•late nights walking near a violent ocean
•rereading a favorite book
•walking a busy street alone
•long hot baths
•cooking for friends
•laying down in a freshly washed and made bed
•eating raspberries off of fingertips
•the air after it rains
•when you make apple cider and the smell fills the house
•going in the forest at 2 am
•using a face mask
•late night trips to the store
•feeling drunk on laughter
•fresh baked bread
•chipping nail polish off of the nails
•that swelling feeling in your chest when you feel loved
•collaging magazine pictures
•clear blue lakes
•the dreamy summer heat
•melting cotton candy on your tongue
•listening to the perfect song with good headphones in
•dancing in the kitchen
•bundling and drying herbs
•sneaking off during a party to talk and kiss
•listening to friends sing and play music
•seeing a whale breach
•dueting on the piano
•writing on stationary
•walking along the pier
•sweet juicy nectarines
•san francisco houses
•quiet bus rides
•sitting on the front porch in the evening
•high waisted jeans
•wearing nice lingerie
•canyons and cliffs
•cramming a bunch of relatives in one house
•getting homework finished early
•favorite belt my friend bought in austria
•petting horse’s foreheads
•riding my bike through town
Some of us live an environment where we cannot practice our craft openly. It is a shame but our living situation is what it is. So this is for those of you - of age of course- who cannot openly practice magic!
This is a method that requires pretty much no tools so there’s not much to hide. You can set barriers and shields with this method and no one ever can see. However, if your spiritual strength is a bit on the low end, this is also a great way to start trying to increase it. Like working out for your spirit power.
This is one that if you like cooking, you can do without ever being suspected. This is also a perfect excuse to have a lot of herbs because you can claim its for cooking! I’m afraid I’m not particularly versed in it so I don’t really have any recipes to give but you can find a ton within the kitchen magic tag!
Music can be paired, I think, with energy work and it can be used for a lot! Especially if it has an emotive response for you! Music tends to give me emotional responses and I have used it on more than one occasion to cleanse, lift the air and even give myself a boost in power. You can even pull song lyrics to help make a spell incantation! I can’t really tell you specifically which songs to use because this all would depend on how music effects you. But it is certainly an option! You can also sing or play your own instrument if you can to fuel a spell or cleanse!
Water, Water, Everywhere
Keep your empty bottles and you can store water of different types in there. Moon water, Storm water, Sun water, Sea water (if you are near the ocean), or even just add some salt to your water bottle. You can keep it in a drawer or something and it is pretty versatile. Salt water/sea water is great for cleansing and banishing and I love to use Storm water for the same purpose! And if your family or roommates find it, so what? All they’ll see are bottles of water.
Pop Culture Magic
As a nerd, I like the idea of charging up video game symbols or something and using it as something witchy. And to others, it can just look like you are just wearing nerdy regalia. Got a cool necklace from your favorite tv show? Great! Charge that sucker up in sun or moonlight and wear it around with you as a special charm! Like some symbols from that video game you like? Awesome! Use it to make a special sigil of your own!
Now that we’ve mentioned sigils, those are actually pretty great too! You can use a pen to draw them on your skin somewhere under your clothes. Draw it into the soup you are about to eat, use your concealer to draw it on your face and blend it in, draw it on a sheet of paper and put it in your pocket to carry with you. Draw it on the inside of your tag on your shirt or jacket! Hell, draw it and take a picture of it and set it as your phone background! Sigils are extremely versatile and easy to keep very subtle!
This is a big one and really easy to disguise. Use your make up to cast a spell on yourself for the day! Charge your make up in moonlight to give it some extra strength! Don’t wear make up? That’s cool too! Chapstick charged in moonlight is great! You can also use your facial scrub or soap and use it as a cleansing ritual. You can also use your clothes! Charge up your clothes with moon or sunlight! You can also charge them with your intent and focus on that intent becoming a part of you as you put them on! You can also incorporate knot magic and braid your hair to lock in the spell so to speak or focus on the braid and it’s weaving together what you want to happen! You can also use your cologne or perfume to set your tone for the day!
If you are allowed to burn them, they can be helpful as well! All you have to do is say you like to have nice smelling candles! And speaking of scents, aromatherapy is a great tool as well! You can carve sigils into candles, anoint them with different waters and herbs!
Oh boy this is a good one and also great for self care and cleansing! You can charge up your favorite soaps, body washes and shampoos in the sun or moonlight! You can also mix a bit of your different waters in with them! I like to take my body wash and mix in some herbs! Rosemary is a great one for cleansing and protection. You can use bath salts to help with cleansing and there all kinds of things you can add in there! Throw in some lemon slices, orange slices just some really great stuff and it makes you feel so nice!
Not really magic but I’m including it because in theory if you are in a situation where you can’t practice magic, you are probably in a situation in which you can’t openly do tarot either. Shufflemancy is a good one because all you need is your music. That’s it. Nothing suspicious about that. You just shuffle whether specified by another person or by when you think you should stop and give a reading based on the song that came up. You can also use Stichomancy (with books) or Bibliomancy (which is with the Bible. How’s THAT for ironic? HAH!)
That’s what I’ve got for now but I’m sure there are other options to pursue. I hope this was helpful to some of you!
Summary: Newt has been distant the past week, focusing only on Tina and their work. You try to strike up conversation with him at dinner, but, after many failed attempts, grow irritated and leave early. Queenie decides to take matters into her own hands.
Word Count: 2,224
Pairing: Newt x Reader
Requested by Anonymous
Requests are currently open! Feel free to send one in
You sit at the dinner table with no goal but to enjoy the meal as Queenie flutters around, stirring pots with both her hands and magic. She already denied your offer to help, so you decided to pass the time talking with her. Newt had disappeared somewhere, probably inside the case, and you had immediately decided against a walk when you glanced at the growing grey clouds outside.
Inside is warm and cozy. You’re wearing your favorite gold sweater. The heat from the cooking keeps out the bite of chilly air rattling the windows. Queenie is humming a jazzy tune you’ve never heard before, only stopping to giggle at Jacob’s red face when he bumps into her.
“I’m sorry.” He says as his face turns a shade of tomato red.
“It ain’t a problem, honey.” Queenie doesn’t break a stride. “What is it you’re making?”
You’re pretty sure she asks it for your sake, given the sounds your stomach has been making since he stuck the pastries he’d spent all afternoon making into the oven, and the smell had spread throughout the small room.
“Special strawberry turnovers.”
“What makes them so special?” You ask, raising your voice over the bubbling, clanking, and simmering sounds filling the area.
“They’re my momma’s recipe. Filled with love and one other special ingredient.”
Queenie swings by Jacob with the pot of stew in hand. “I don’t think nutmeg is very secret, honey.” Five bowls float down into their places around the table as Queenie sets the stew in the center.
“I never said –“
“You don’t have to.” She smiles at him and lifts the pot’s lid.
The rich smell wafts over the table to you. You breathe it in, closing your eyes to revel in the memories it brings back. Your mother always made beef stew with potatoes and chopped carrots for special occasions. Mentally thanking Queenie, you slide your chair back and step toward the pot, scooping the stew in until it nearly sloshes out the side. Queenie merely smiles at you and twirls around Jacob.
She resumes her humming. The turnovers mix with the scent of the stew and your mouth waters. The windows shake, generating a beat that Queenie forms her music around. Jacob’s laugh fills the warm room, and your entire world, for once, is at peace.
Your content joy only expands when Newt walks in, messy auburn hair plastered against his forehead from the rain sprinkling outside, giant, beautiful smile stretched across his face. You glance at your stew, fighting the huge smile trying to break upon your face. Queenie kicks you under the table and, when you meet her gaze, lifts an eyebrow. You give a quick nod before staring back down at your food, trying to resist beaming.
The fight becomes much easier when Tina walks in behind Newt, also covered in water, smile upon her face.
deep red tail, travels all over, wears gifts from infatuated humans, often mistaken for underwater fire or sunken rubies, spotted teasing sailors out at sea
pearly pink tail, lives near a small ocean side town with a legend of a beautiful mermaid, never seen but often a lovely inhuman song is heard
sunny yellow tail, goes from beach to beach, collects bottled messages among other things, wears shell charm jewelry, likes to watch humans from a distance, occasionally talks to a sole person wandering the beach but no one believes the person after
silvery tail, lives near a ligthhouse, pulls drowning people to shore, pearls, spotted singing on moonlit nights
golden tail, lives in a coral reef castle, friends with all the sea creatures, spotted on beaches of tropical islands but disappears before any photos can be taken
off-white cream tail with spots of beige and brown, lives in a cave, leads lost people to their cave for shelter, sometimes those who have done unspeakable things mysteriously disappear and those who have been wronged receive sudden good luck, spotted just before these strange incidents
pastel blue and mint green tail, lives near a bustling city, fell in love with a human, makes various arts and crafts with what they find in the water, spotted combing hair
deep blue tails, lives out at sea, may lure a sailor to their death or save them (depends on the sailor), shark teeth necklaces, knows what lies in the deepest crevices of the ocean, spotted staring up out of the water with glowing eyes
plum tail, never stays in one place, decorated with souvenirs of adventures, has pulled entire ships to shore, can often be heard talking and laughing but if spotted will smile before swimming away
emerald green tail, lives in arctic waters, helps people without them knowing, concerned about melting ice caps, could fight a sea lion if they had to, silhouette spotted under the ice
shimmering rainbow tail, lives in deep water but is decorated with human trinkets from their visits to the shore, wants to learn about both humans and bottom of the sea, spotted sitting on rocks staring up at the sky
iridescent aqua tail, lives near a beach with a tragic story of a mermaid and her lost love, will just as soon drown you as play with you, wears jewelry of shards of pottery and sea glass, on stormy nights some say they hear weeping
yeah wait hold up let that liquor ride baby love the way you chillin
Christian sighed rolling his eyes as Dabin stared at you from across the floor. You were waiting by the bar with your friends after Live’s set finished. You’d been nursing the same drink all night, occasionally you’d catch Dabin staring at you and you couldn’t help but to smile and look away shyly.
Christian had fallen victim to your little game of cat and mouse and had grown tired of it. “Please ask her out already. Mate you’re drivin’ me insane over this”
“I will…” Dabin mumbled downing back the rest of his liquor. “I will…I’ll ask her out…” he stood up, squaring his shoulders before immediately losing his nerves and sitting back down. “After one more drink” he reached out as the waitress walked by and grabbed another glass of alcohol.
“You’re pathetic. Come on. What are you waiting for? She’s been to every single one of your shows this month. You know she’s into you.”
“It’s not that simple Hyung… She's…”
“Pretty hot and out of your league?”
“Yeah…” he frowned losing what little nerve he had.
“Invite her and her friend up here. Maybe she’ll ask you out.”
“I can’t just ask her up here. What does that look like? Hey, do you wanna come to the VIP area with me? That just makes it look like I’m trying to make a move on her.”
“You are trying to make a move!” Christian groaned raking his hand through his hair. “You are literally trying to ask her out. And if I have to sit here and watch you ogle her for another night I’m gonna ask her out myself. And trust me Mate, it won’t be for your benefit”
The bearded seal (Erignathus barbatus), also called the square flipper seal, is a medium-sized pinniped that is found in and near to the Arctic Ocean. It gets its scientific name from two Greek words (eri and gnathos) that refer to its heavy jaw. The other part of its scientific name means bearded and refers to its most characteristic feature, the conspicuous and very abundant whiskers. When dry, these whiskers curl very elegantly, giving the bearded seal a “raffish” look.
Request: Could you have the reader and Jungkook (who are dating eachother) watch jungkook/BTS’s “Spring” MV for the first time together?
“Y/N! Hurry it’s finally out!” Jungkook called from the living room, sitting with the laptop perched onto his lap.
You came running into the room, plopping down on the couch next to him to rest your head on his shoulder.
“Is this going to make me cry?” You asked as you remembered the “I need U” music video.
Jungkook laughed. “I hope not but If you do….I’ll figure out a way to cheer you up.”
You smiled. “Careful. That might make me more inclined to.”
He put his arm around you, pressing play on the music video. You sat there in excitement as you always did for his music videos. Of course you were being supportive but you also just really loved seeing how they turned out due to their creative tones and stories. The first scene starts to unfold and you see V walk out to the train tracks.
“What is he-?”
“This was funnier in person. He kept screaming about his hands being frozen and flinging snow off of him.” Jungkook smiled.
“Sounds like him.” You laughed.
The split second afterward it quickly reveals Jungkook on the train and Jimin near the ocean.
“What is it?” He asks.
“You just looked really handsome..”
He giggled. “It showed me for like 5 seconds.”
“You’re still hot…Wait! Look at Namjoon! He looks really good too…” You mumbled.
Jungkook turned and looked at you as you smiled being guilty. You gave him a quick kiss and he forgot about the remark, continuing to look at the music video.
“This part was fun to film and we weren’t freezing.” He explained as you saw the members throwing around food and silly string.
“Yeah it kinda reminds me of the run music video scenes with the parties.”
“That’s true…except this was less painful than that pillow fight.”
You both sit there taking in everything that is the music video and you were really amazed by the shots.
“You guys always come out with something artistic….It’s so pretty. The lyrics are pretty too. It’s hopeful but also- sad. It feels like even though you’re acknowledging everyone’s struggles it makes you think about them more. You guys did amazing on this. seriously.”
Jungkook nodded. “Yeah…It comes from Namjoon and Yoongi’s experiences…They’ve been through alot but they have hope for themselves and our fans.”
You sighed. “You guys are literally the sweetest…”
“I think as our leader he just wants to show our fans that we really do care.”
“Well I think he’s doing a great job. Oh wait! Didn’t you write monster on his face right here? They don’t show it but I think I saw it on twitter.”
He nodded again. “Yeah but I spelled it wrong..”
Jungkook chuckled. “I’m still working on my English.”
“I think it’s cute.”
The more scenes it shows of Jungkook on the train the more you kept thinking about one thing.
“God…I can’t believe I’m dating someone so- gorgeous..”
Taehyung walked into the room.
“oh. Is that our music video?”
You both look back at him and nod. Taehyung runs over and leans over the back of the couch to watch with you.
“Where am I?” Tae asked.
“…uh…there!” You pointed to him walking the back of the group shot.
“Whoa. Did you just see yourself? Wait. What does this mean? Great now I have to go read theories on this later…” You sighed.
Taehyung shrugged. “The director doesn’t really explain much to us besides what we need to know to act out in the scene. We know just as little as the fans do.”
Jungkook smiled. “Do you remember that huge pile of clothes? We kept messing around and got scolded.”
Taehyung laughed. “Yeah but it was fun.”
The scene on the train pans out to reveal all the other members on the train with Jungkook.
“Aw… you guys are all together after all…” You add.
Taehyung giggles, hugging onto Jungkook.
“Of course we are.”
Jimin comes of the train, bringing the pair of shoes and walking out with the group.
“You can see how cold he is.” Taehyung Joked.
You nod. “I felt bad that it was freezing and you guys were out there for hours..”
Jungkook shrugged. “Thanks to that the music video came out nice.”