peer sharing

Apps For Witches Masterpost Pt 1

* All The Apps On This List Are Free In The Apple App Store*

Moon - Shows a graphic of the current moon phase, swipe right and it tells you the current moon phase name and when the next full and new moons are.

Herbs Guide - Contains 25 common herbs and their uses, facts about them, food they go with, and common questions about the herbs. It also comes with a test feature that helps you memorize the uses of each herb if you so wish. 

Wicca (Liber Umbrarum et Lux) - Contains a translation of a book of shadows from which any witch is free to copy or take pieces from. Perfect for solo witches with no mother witch or peer to help and share with. It also contains an area in which to write your own spells/tips.

Celeste - This app maps your astrological birth chart when you input your information. It then shows you the position of your planets at the current time as well as an explanation of your charts. 

Numerology Master - Much like the Celeste app, this one takes your birth date and name and gives you all the information about your numbers and their meanings. It even tells you about the different stages of your life according to numbers.

Wiccan Terms - This app is great for a quick education about terms used frequently in witchcraft.

HpNG Moodboard [6/16] || { Lucy Weasley } + Hufflepuff!Devotion

Where her sister found ambition, Lucy saw an ever consuming dedication and loyalty in her father. Yes, she was raised a Hufflepuff through and true.

Lucy loved her father like no one else, and she saw the way her mother did as well. In the small touches hidden between ‘hello’ and ‘goodbye’, in the separately meals for when he came home late, in the exhaustion that kept her mother up at night worrying.

This is what Lucy took from her family, and it served her well, placing her in the noble house Hufflepuff.

Lucy was thrilled to be considered as such, and she was ecstatic to have a  house all her own. She loved Molly dearly, but she already had a mother back home, she didn’t need one at school as well.

Yes, in Hufflepuff Lucy thrived amongst like-minded peers who shared her habits and even adopted some of her daily rituals. But her house was no replacement for her family, and Lucy still made plenty of time to see her sister, regardless of either’s availability.

For Lucy, family was everything, but it wasn’t easy. It took a lot of hard work to maintain. It was a good thing she was so adept at that particular trait.

Ok but if youre having a bad day just please remember that today I apparently created and shared a peer writing review document to my in-class partner and my PROFESSOR from… not my school email, but from my “ismyfavoritelawliet@gmail.com” email, for which the sender name pops up as Lawliet Ismyfavorite—so, basically I can never go back to that class again??? Must erase all traces of my identity???? Make myself disappear??????

Drop-Kicking Cliches to the Curb

“How am I supposed to come up with ideas that feel original?” -Everyone everywhere and me

Let me describe to you a thing. Let’s say you’ve been given some kind of prompt, or something to respond to creatively. You get pumped. You’re going to rock the shit out of this prompt. You finish what you’re doing, feeling great, feeling proud, feeling a little shaky because you had a little too much coffee to complete the project. Then- you and some peers share what you’ve done. You’re floored. You drew a faun looking left into a mountain range. Eight people drew a faun facing left framed by mountains. Somebody drew a deer looking right. One person drew a mountain shaped like a deer. What the fuck happened? 

The first thing you think of is a cliche. 

That’s not a bad thing! People are able to communicate with each other and make sense of things happening in groups because on some level we think in the same direction. Super-cliches are called symbols. Elements and conventions of storytelling are called tropes. 

However, you’re getting paid to have ideas about things that other people don’t have. So what do you do?

A) Stop going with your first idea. Seriously. 

Your first reaction is usually a trained or instinctual response. It is useful for surviving daily life with other humans in your culture, but you need second, third, or even fourth thoughts to do something out of the norm. 

Unique ideas don’t just happen. You need to chase them and hunt them with sticks. Everyone works well with different methods, but here’s a framework that might help get you started:

1) Research your subject. Don’t even try to have ideas or opinions yet, just check it out and have fun. 
2) Vomit up every idea you can think of. This is not the time for criticality- it doesn’t matter if your ideas are good or bad. But do write them down, or sketch them, or carve them into clay tablets- whatever gets it out of your head and saved. 
3) More ideas. 
4) No keep going. It will start to get hard to think of things- that’s good! That means that you’re using your brain machine. 
5) Okay, NOW is the time to be critical. Sift through your ideas. X-out the boring ones and the obvious cliches. Keep zipping through til you’re down to about two or three that you like. 
6) Pick the finest idea, and run with it. 

B) Think about your angle. 

What do YOU think about your topics? What is YOUR opinion? You are a beautiful and unique individual and your ideas and opinions are different from other people’s. Use that! When you are coming up with ideas or reactions, ask yourself, ‘what do I think about this? what does this mean to me?' 

People want to know what you think. Finding your own voice will make your work stand out from other people’s, just because you are you and not anybody else. Trust yourself, and ask your own opinion. 

ENTP Relationships

ENTPs are often pranksters, enjoying making the most out of any situation and having an all-round good time. They are often very laid back and can be seen telling those around them that they take life too seriously. The ENTP can also be quite silly and enjoys getting a reaction out of those that are close by.

ENTPs love arguing with those around them just for the sake of a good debate. They enjoy discussing all kinds of theories which interest their audience but are also very happy to learn from their peers and share knowledge. Through information exchange the ENTP feels bonded with those around them.

Fickle and Difficult to Read

The ENTP, being a wordsmith, can be rather charming to those around them and can almost always project what they want their intended audience to hear. The downfall for this is that many people do not know when the ENTP is being really sincere and this can lead to suspicion of underlying motives.

ENTPs quickly get excited by new people and the potential ideas that they bring but may quickly get side tracked by newer and more exciting projects that are in the air. This can often leave people confused and scratching their heads where they went wrong. Though the ENTP may get temporarily distracted he quite often goes back and forwards to the original idea never really ‘forgetting’ its potential.

Man y’all i saw this on my facebook and I just raged. SO MANY PEOPLE SHARED THIS SHIT. SO MANY BLACK MEN SHARED THIS SHIT.

Im so done with the praise of other POC and whites and the SHITTING ON OUR BLACK WOMEN. Im so angry man, so many peers shared this and they were getting so many likes and comments. One woman commented and said “I guess I’m not black then, smh idk bout those other hoes”

I just wanna sleep endlessly. So done with the fuckery.

Saying Goodbye to our Space

“I think I’m learning that where I place myself, in proximity with others, had a deep affect on who I am becoming. And I hope I continue to search out those spaces and live into them.”

This week I said goodbye to an office space that our church community has occupied and animated since I arrived back in Ottawa about three years ago.

It was a bookstore in the downtown core that was repurposed into a collaborative workspace. It was open, minimalistic and had wonderful natural light. It provided a space for artists, entrepreneurs, community organizers and a long list of others to work out of. If I’ve ever been part of a space that embodied my personality, it was this space.

There were days when the space was filled with friends, peers, co-workers sharing ideas, giving input, contributing freely. Other days were quiet, filled with introspection and detailed work done by the individual(s) in the space.

But as we all have experienced, nothing we create lasts forever…

I am going to miss the space. Deeply.

“I think I’m learning that where I place myself, in proximity with others, had a deep affect on who I am becoming. And I hope I continue to search out those spaces and live into them.”

Helpful tip if you upgraded to Windows 10 and can’t figure out why your computer decides to come out of hibernation at stupid o’ clock during the night - it’s some sort of automatic setting. Took me a couple of days to figure it out, but if you have it and it gets annoying as feck, this is the fix:

  • click your battery/power options
  • select ‘power & sleep settings’
  • select ‘additional power settings’
  • select the plan you are on; ‘change plan settings’
  • select ‘change advanced power settings’
  • select ‘sleep’
  • select ‘allow wake times’
  • choose ‘disable’ from the drop-down, on both battery and plugged in

Et voilà, you can now enjoy a full night of sleep once again.

Queer, Trans and Questioning Muslims

Hey, everyone

I was hoping you can do a public announcement on our Queer Trans and Questioning Muslim group at York University. Here’s the info below, Thank you!

This group strives to be is a safer and welcoming for Queer Trans and Questioning Muslims within the LGBTQI spectrum. The group will focus on issues surrounding being queer and Muslims and navigating through life. There will be art-making, peer-led dialogue through sharing of skills and experiences. This group runs biweekly, on Wednesdays, and our next meeting February 11, 2015.

- An art-based working group
- Come paint, write, play music. or meet other Queer Muslims
- Discover Queer Trans and questioning Muslim artists in your community
- Have a group discussion around spirituality & queerness
- Snacks will be provided

* For more information please email : cwtpyork@gmail.com

Confidential email: qtqmuslims@gmail.com

Teen Wolf’s Charlie Carver Comes Out As Gay

This morning we are so happy for Charlie Carver after he took to Instagram to share a brave and inspirational ‘coming out’ essay.

The Teen Wolf star revealed that he is gay in the lengthy post, which was spread over five parts alongside a photo with the inspirational quote: “Be Who You Needed When You Were Younger”.

In the emotive essay, Charlie admits that he felt different from his peers when growing up, sharing: “As a young boy, I knew I wanted to be an actor. I knew I wanted to be a lot of things…

“It was around that age that I also knew, however abstractly, that I was different from some of the other boys in my grade.Over time, this abstract ‘knowing’ grew and articulated itself through a painful gestation marked by feelings of despair and alienation, ending in a climax of saying three words out loud:

“'I am gay.’ I said them to myself at first, to see how they felt. They rang true, and I hated myself for them. I was twelve. 

“It would take me a few years before I could repeat them to anyone else, in the meantime turning the phrase over and over in my mouth until I felt comfortable and sure enough to let the words pour out again.”

Poignantly, the 27-year-old revealed that he was comfortable to come out to his friends and family, but it wasn’t quite so straight-forward when it came to his career.

He added: “I did not want to be defined by my sexuality. Sure, I am a proud gay man, but I don’t identify as a Gay man, or a GAY man, or just gay.

“I identify as a lot of things, these various identifications and identities taking up equal space and making up an ever-fluid sense of Self…. As an actor, I believed that my responsibility to the craft and the business was to remain benevolently neutral - I was a canvas, a chameleon, the next character. 

“For the most part I had a duty to stay a Possibility in the eye of casting, directors, and the public. If I Came Out, I feared I would be limiting myself to a type, to a perception with limits that I was not professionally comfortable with.”

Charlie concluded with: “So now, let the record show this - I self-identify as gay… I owe it to myself, more than anything, to be who I needed when I was younger.

“And let the record show my twin brother is just as cool for being straight.”

The star was hugely praised by his fans for being true to himself, with one writing: “Very thoughtful and caring words, thank you again for this. You are a great role model.”

Others added: “So much support for such a courageous heart. Love all your work and that of your brother.

“I’m crying I’m so proud, these words are so beautiful.

“I’m so proud of you, we  have to believe that one day our word will not judge others (at all) or for their sexuality.” 

I often forget harry’s my exact age, and in times like this when I am so inspired by my peer, by someone sharing the same amount of years spend in the world as me, when the only thing I can say is I am so proud of you, I always end up saying a quiet thank you - for finding him, for picking him, for supporting him, for him making me want to be better. thank you H.