So jar spells seem to be a dime a dozen (and I love them as much as anyone) but I was going through my witchy supplies the other day and I was baffled with how much space was taken up by empty jars I’ve never got round to filling and making into a proper jar spell. I’ve realised I use other methods of containing spells far more frequently, for the times I don’t want the residual sweetness of nutella to influence my spell.
So I present to you alternatives to jars. They will contain your spell just as well, some might even be better suited.
1) Cardboard box. Tampon box, cereal box, cereal bar box, I was presented a wine stopper in a box with a window on the front of the box and got very excited. All 100% degradable and thus suitable for any spells you wish to bury outside. Also very flammable for the spells you want to burn.
2) Tupperware tubs. (Or if you’re thrifty, margarine/ice cream tubs, or take away tubs)
3)Toilet/kitch roll tubes (optional: sealed at the ends) also bury-able and burnable.
4) Empty biros! I’m especially thinking of this kind with the screw-on end. Carefully hold a flame where the nib pokes out the other end and you have a tiny vial of spell. This will also help cut down on any ingredient wastage & is very hide-able if you’d rather folk not know you’re practising.
5) Candy/mints tin - usually included in posts to say gr8 for travel altar/on the go witching. Also good for spell!
6) Also if you want to mavguiver lids you can use the tins from tinned food. Or yoghurt pots! (little ones especially that don’t usually come with lids you can put back on)
7) Empty bottles! Wine bottles, booze bottles in general, soda, milk, bottled drinks far and wide. These also have a nice capacity for becoming a rattle if you like to use sound in your practise, milk bottles especially, since it’s not usually practical to completely fill a big 6L capacity milk bottle.
8) Pill boxes. Whether you’re someone who takes meds on a daily basis or not, pill boxes also sometimes have times of day/days of the week printed on them, if you want to work a spell at a specific time or day, or if your working goes on over consecutive days.
9)Again if you want to Macgyver lids, the lids of aerosols like hairspray and deodorant make handy little containers.
10) Jewellry boxes - if your spell requires a little glitz and/or glamour, a velvet lined jewellry box and your finest jewels for neighbours might give it a bit of a kick. *See point 15*
11) Music boxes - similar to jewellry boxes, bonus twinkly plinky plonky music for added Vibe. Again, if you’re into using sound this is a gr8 option.
12) Pockets! With a little sewing know how, you can cut the pockets out of old clothes and sew them shut and use them to contain your spell. Depending on what clothes you cannibalise for this, there can be some added interesting associations that might be applicable to your spells - what better way to honour your old favourite knackered pair of jeans than to take the pockets and use them to contain an everyday safety and comfort spell?
13) old lip balm/lipstick containers - if you ever in your life get to finish an entire chapstick or lipstick. Again, it being something you used frequently can add to the spell. Also, depending on flavour there can be added associations. Alternatively, finding one you bought and never use and gutting it of its contents to make it a spell container can be pretty symbolic.
14) Lip balm/vaseline pocket tins - similar to the candy tins, but again i’d be tempted to use these tins for perhaps a glamour.
15) zip lock bags - These are handy as well because you might be hesitant to fill your jewelry box/music box with herbs etc. Stick ‘em in a zip lock bag, stick the bag in the box. boosh. Draw a sigil on the bag in a sharpie and you’ve got yourself LAYERS of spell!
16) Envelopes - they’re pennies. Floatable, burnable, buryable, you can write on them with anything, scribble sigils, whatever. my go-to for literally everything.
Jars do not have the monopoly on being great at containing spells, friends. Please do add on anything you can think of that I’ve missed.
The Internet is a careful manipulation of real life; it’s the omission of three dirty mugs, two pill boxes, a water bottle and a shit ton of paperwork and loose ends that I couldn’t even fit in the frame. That damn (fake) plant doesn’t even live on my desk. University isn’t all pretty notes and self-care and meticulous, neat bullet journals. There are tears, there’s frustration, and a lot of caffeine (and/or alcohol, if that’s more your thing).
I find it ironic we live in the age of self-love, yet no matter how hard we try we can’t help but curate our Internet selves. We don’t advertise our losses like we do our success; we tell each other that our bodies are powerful and beautiful but we still grip our stomach rolls each night and let out a defeated sigh. We don’t show our downtime, lazing about aimlessly on a Sunday, because that does not fulfil the expectation to be ‘productive’.
I love the Internet, the endless breadth of knowledge and opinion and experience it provides. But I can’t help but think that in large doses, it’s toxic.
Open Letter (to Accompany a Snapshot of a Monday Night) Sent to 16 Year Old Me
Dear 16 year old Katharine,
Maybe it’s not today, but one of these days, soon, you’re going to wake up and it will be spring outside, warm and fresh – and you’ll feel like giving up.
You’ll feel like life won’t get better. That it will never make sense. You’ll feel like staying in between the sheets with the curtains drawn for the rest of the day, the week, the year.
Because one day, you’ll be 26 and you’ll be wrapping dishes in brown paper and bubble wrap. You’ll be closing up the life you had in an apartment so you can move into a house you own. A house you own with a man you love, a man who loves you.
You’ll have so much living to do that you’ll temporarily live in two places. In this place and in a house pilled up with boxes and the furniture you could move in the back of your car.
Maybe it’s not today, but one of these days, you and your 16-year-old self will not be able to make sense of where your life is going to go. You’ll have these career plans that you tell adults, but that feel wrong in your mouth and slip through your fingers when you try to write them down on college essays.
Because one day, you’ll be 26 and you’ll be a doctor and you’ll have done surgeries and pretended to be the PGY2 for the day and made a patient smile and you’ll carry that around with you for the rest of the day and this job will make so much sense you can’t imagine having done anything else.
And as you’re driving home, on the radio they’re talking about high school and prom and first loves and the pressure of being 16.
Because one day, you’ll be 26 and there will be a Monday where you stand in the kitchen and wrap dishes and answer the phone to talk about patients at 9 o’clock at night in a slowly emptying apartment… and on that day you’ll be thankful that you chose to get out of bed, to keep fighting through the uncertainty, to survive the “pressure of being 16″ that radio hosts talk about in clipped, practiced voices. Instead of dreading the next 10 years of your life, you’ll be excited for what you’ll look like 10 years from now, the great and incredible and terrifying things ahead.
One day there will be a snapshot of a Monday night: of brown paper and the smell of ink and the sound of old favorite songs from laptop speakers - and a knowledge you realize you didn’t have when you were 16 – that you will be okay.
In 1966, after leaving Andy Warhol’s Factory, on a professional level, Edie Sedgwick signed with Bob Dylan’s manager, Albert Grossman. The plan was to turn Edie into a serious Hollywood actress, and her first project was to star alongside Bob Dylan in a film that never came to fruition. During this time it was rumored she was involved with Dylan and she was the driving force being the music of his 1966 album, Blonde on Blonde. She is said to have inspired numerous Dylan songs, including Just Like a Woman and Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat. Despite remembering her “hanging around,” Dylan later denied any involvement with Edie.
After Grossman’s plan failed, Edie’s drug addiction caused her to have several stays in mental and health facilities until her death in 1971 at the age of 28.
Michael Gray of The Bob Dylan Encylcopedia says, “there’s no doubt that the ghost of Edie Sedgwick hangs around Blonde on Blonde.”
Edie Sedgwick photographed by Jerry Schatzberg, 1966
OMG I’ve finally made it! It was never ending…please note that this is the first time that I’ve translated one of my fiction soooo…..please don’t kill me. I know it will be full of mistakes but I did my best. Let me know your thoughts
19 Days,Omegaverse AU
He Tian x Mo GuanShan
Summary: “He stripped off as quickly as possible and threw himself under the hot water of the shower. The awareness of using He Tian’s shower caused him an annoying feeling at his stomach, as if he was sharing something intimate and private. He tried to move as little as possible, avoiding to move his feet so he wouldn’t touch too many tiles. He didn’t want to leave too many traces”
taylor sapphirestump’s i needed to do something to feel productive masterpost, seven ish hours after finally giving in to the anons asking for a second one !! have fun kids ok, remember to tag this as food and bookmark for rainy days !!
movies (be sure to check their imdb page for smth that may be triggering)
10 things i hate about you // 21 jump street // 40 year old virgin // 300 // adventureland // akeelah and the bee // aladdin // alice in wonderland // american beauty // american pie // avatar // the avengers // back to the future // back to the future part II // back to the future part III // batman begins // batman: the dark knight // beetlejuice // black swan // blair witch project // the breakfast club // camp rock // cinderella // a clockwork orange // cloud atlas // clueless // corpse bride // crybaby // dark shadows // dead poets society // django unchained // donnie darko // easy a // edward scissorhands // the emperor’s new groove // eternal sunshine of the spotless mind // fantasia // fight club // forrest gump // freaky friday // girl interrupted // grease // hairspray // the hangover // harry potter masterpost // heathers // the help // high school musical // hocus pocus // home alone // horror movie masterpost // how to train your dragon // the hunger games // ice age // inception // indiana jones and the temple of doom // indiana jones and the last crusade // iron man // jackass // jaws // juno // jurassic park // kick ass // leo dicaprio masterpost // les miserables // lilo and stitch // the little mermaid // lolita (tw rape, pedophilia) // madagascar // mean girls // men in black // mulan // monsters inc. // monsters university // monty python and the holy grail // musicals masterpost // napolean dynamite // nick and norah’s infinite playlist // nightmare before christmas // oz the great and powerful // paranormal documentaries masterpost // the parent trap // perks of being a wallflower // peter pan // pitch perfect // the princess and the frog // the princess bride // pulp fiction // rocky horror picture show // romeo and juliet // scott pilgrim vs. the world // school of rock // shrek // sixteen candles // skyfall // snow white // the social network // space jam // studio ghibli masterpost // the suicide room // super 8 // suckerpunch // tangled // titanic // teen movie masterpost // trainspotting // toy story // toy story 2 // toy story 3 // v for vendetta // wall-e // wreck-it ralph // zombie movies masterpost // zombieland
this site has a lot of stuff and this one has like every anime ever
cruelty-free cosmetics // foundation // 5 best foundations // best powder foundations // how to use liquid foundation // contouring // contour diagram // how to use bronzer // highlights tutorial // how to contour // blush // the right blush for your face shape // how to apply blush better // skin care // how to wash your face // wash your face correctly // facials // diy facial // types of facials // eyeliner // make your own gel liner // how to do winged eyeliner w/ tape // tips and tricks // styles of eyeliner // eyeshadow // the right eyeshadow for your eyes // smoky eye // how to apply eyeshadow // lashes // how to apply fake eyelashes // tips for beautiful lashes // eyebrows // brows for your face shape // guide to perfect eyebrows // lips // a shade for the occaision // lipsticks for blondes // gradient lips // how to make your lipstick look matte // lipsticks for fall // lipstain with kool-aid // infamous crayon lipstick post
cheap clothing sites // ways to tie a scarf // visual guide to (everything?) // loads of neat clothing websites // clothes for people in wheechairs // plus-sized clothes // more clothing websites // cute shirts with cats on them ? // shoe dictionary // how to wear x thing
breakfast // no-bake energy bars // vegan french toast // banana pops // breakfast wrap // fairy porrige // vegan pancakes // spinach and eggs // baked eggs with red sauce and greens // honey butter chicken biscuits // chocolate waffles // pizza omlette // cinnamon sugar french toast sticks // no stove pancake mug // cheesy bagels // whole wheat greek yogurt pancakes // lunch and dinner // pizza bites // some type of tasty looking casserole ? // parsely pesto pasta // stuffed aubergine boats // sausage and mushroom risotto // tortilla soup // deep dish chocolate chip cookie (this can SO be dinner shut up) // crab cakes // blue cheese drop biscuits // coconut chicken soup // cowboy steaks // asian chicken bites // chorizo oil prawn linguine // grilled egplant and roasted red pepper sandwich // ten commandments of PASTA // asparagus white bean pesto pasta // crossaints + words i cant spell // snacks // spice up your hot chocolate // butterbeer recipe // 100 cal snacks // snacks for clean eating // sweet potato fries // peanut butter milkshake // strawberry banana ice cream // cinnamon carrot chips with honey yogurt dip // parmesan roasted broccoli // greek salad skewers // dressed up popcorn // buffalo chicken dip // baked apple chips // fried sweet plantains // coconut milk whipped cream // zuccini + cheese // fruit dip // dessert // ice cream sandwich // magic cocoa recipe // triple chocolate mousse cake // cake batter ice cream // mini chocolate chip muffins // easy baked doughnuts // chocolate pie // almond joy smoothie milkshake // raw strawberry cheesecake // white chocolate mousse cupcake // toasted coconut chocolate chip cookies // cinnamon rolls (gluten free) // mug cakes // mini pumpkin cheesecakes // more cupcakes // red velvet chocolate swirled brownie bars // chocolate and pomegranate cake
mental and physical health
a guide to hair pulling and skin picking // find your prescriptions for the lowest price // discreet and disguised pill boxes // guide to real ocd // party drugs and emts // the sex ed guide you needed in high school // this cute app reminds you to drink water // meditation // contraceptives masterpost // how to do cpr // a masterpost on dealing with mental illness, abuse, etc // how to do yr monthly breast check // what to do (and not to do) when somebody is having a panic attack // african black soap (super cheap, and it’s SO amazing for acne) // a visual guide to migraines // an acne chart // the cold and flu infographic // sleep aid resources // ocd masterpost // yoga for period cramps (tw: cissexism) // how long to nap // this post is really nice for self care wow // what to expect from your first gynecologist appointment // how to make a doctors appointment // how to get free therapy
lazy girls workout // huge workout masterpost // yoga poses at your desk // FitTube // bikini body workout for at home // ultimate workouts for yr booty // 27 squat variations // tips for a ‘sexy back’ idk // yoga masterpost // how to push ups without, like, breaking your arm // burn calories without the workout (NICE) // seven minute home workout (no equipment) // two minute pre-shower routine // super mega workout masterpost // yoga poses to increase yr flexibility // weekly exercises to do in your room // more workouts to do wow // tighten yr abs // before school yoga
general life tips
how to not kill your plants // how to not kill your succulents // writing jobs // make your damn appointments // how to blacklist triggers // masterpost of being an adult // bullet journaling // how the stock market works (plus how to invest) // lifehacks masterpost // how to conduct interviews // extension for reading w/ dyslexia, adhd, etc // a guide to having an apartment // how to thrift // how to buy a car // guide to LIFE // stress relief // super cheap fidget toys // general bra guide // what tea you should be drinking // how to fix broken makeup // helpful website masterpost // buy your own damn groceries // tips for first time fliers // visual guide to food stuff // ways to take a break // how to google x thing // how to remove sharpie from y thing // when to buy things cheaper // nowyouno masterpost // how to store yr groceries // resume cheet sheet // how to re-record your voicemail // how to do taxes (plus what taxes are) // how to vote // write a check and balance a check book // tips for banking (ah) // cheap books
(all of these are masterposts) one two three four five six seven eight
falling out of love // character building // family history // plot a complex nvel in one day (literally all day) // writing diverse south asain characters // punctuating dialogue // tips for science fiction writing // tips for writing sex // creating a new language // naming characters // how not to write // pixar’s tips for storytelling // avoiding writing insecurity // how to use a semicolon // how to make yr protagonist likable // why character motivation is important // 41 emotions expressed through body language // how to write flashbacks // chapter checklist // questions to ask when creating a fictional culture // how to write action scenes // self imposed writing deadlines // characters and endings // writing multiple povs // 16 day redesign challenge // how to get started writing // character development // when not to write // why you should leave comments on fanfic // creating a new world parallel to earth // writing a series // child speech // writing summaries // subtle signs of love // getting published // living in the desert // here’s a masterpost im so tired
annoyingly long but super helpful languages masterpost // how to study for college exams // a neato planner // taking organized notes // how to revise // mega cool masterpost // dealing with exam anxiety // apps to control procrastination // strategic reading // note taking tips // exam life hacks // why the right study setting matters // remembering what pi means // studying daily vs night before cramming // planning and writing literature papers // dealing with school and stress // lil masterpost
huge 'so you wanna go to college’ masterpost // choosing a major // seven hour college health collection // ways to organize yr dorm // cheap things for school // another college masterpost // dealing with a shitty roomate // yet another masterpost // textbooks masterpost // eating healthy in dining hall // apps for school // starting the school year with higher grades and motivation // surviving college // what to do if you think you’ve been drugged // how to prep for college in highschool //
for when yr bored
live sloth feed // learn to do a lot of things (this ones sick) // read any book // these games are so cute // make a font from your handwriting // play the games you played when you were a kid // answer questions to donate food to the hungry // do things with long distance friends // things to help you make things // play tetris // make burgers, ice cream, pancakes, pizza, tacos // your keyboard is a piano // learn to code // watch that bob ross show // some relaxing games // expand your vocabulary // be hugged // by a book on amazon for one cent // adventure time princess maker // play pokemon // play trivia games // notable cats and dogs // when to take a bathroom break during a movie // weird wikipedia articles // make yr own vitamin water // free indie games // secret door to really cool places // sushi cat game // learn how to do that hipster shit embroidery // plant studio // make a printable poster // wtf should i make for dinner // watch old nick tv shows // final grade calculator // its a pun generator // wikipedia articles to read in the dark // make a cute lil squid // how to make a glitter jar // are you tone deaf // the dress up game masterpost, in which i discovered god is real // make art with sand // see where ppl are instagramming // football players singing // coffee shop sounds // how to lucid dream // 100 things to do
Hey, I was wondering, I don't know if you have done something like this but could you do the RFA+V+Saeran reacting to MC caught attempting suicide/the aftermath of them attempting suicide? It's OK if that's too much tho
a message from me. if, at any point, you ever feel suicidal - please tell someone. whether its someone that you know, or don’t, please just talk to someone about it. listed here are suicide hotlines around the world. please if you ever need someone, call.
i love you all, despite not knowing a lot of you, so please if you ever need help and don’t have anyone to turn to, message me. i’ve been through this, sometimes this year i’ve gone through it, so i’m not completely oblivious.
i can say that talking does help; hell, talking has put me onto a list for therapy. so please do reach out if you need help.
anyway, this request is under a cut because it will contain suicidal thoughts, tendencies and self-harming.
Also I know I missed out V and Saeran. I’m writing them separately.
If you're still accepting prompts. Perhaps Sport is unwell and Robbie goes on to help and show kindness. All from Sport's POV c:
Sick fic Yes good Thank you :D
“How did you even know I was sick?”
“Full offence, you look terrible. And you haven’t done a single flip since you came down this morning. I’m surprised the brats haven’t noticed.”
Sportacus let the ‘brat’ comment slide, too confused by how the afternoon was going. That morning, he had woken up with a stuffy nose and dry throat. He’d thought it would get better as the day went on but instead, he felt sluggish and there was a headache building behind his eyes. He’d been about to sit down for a picnic lunch with the kids when Robbie had stomped over, pulled him up by the shirt collar, and told the kids that they were ‘not allowed to get in trouble for the rest of the day’.
“Where are we going?” Sportacus asked. Robbie was pulling him along by the hand away from the park. He tried to look up at Robbie but the sunlight made his head throb.
“You shouldn’t be around kids if you’re sick. Why do I have to tell you this?”
Sportacus winced, “I was keeping my distance. You didn’t answer my question.”
The answer was apparently Robbie’s bunker. Once they were inside. Robbie sat Sportacus down at his kitchen table and placed a small tin box in front of him.
“Pick one,” He instructed, “I’ll get the water.”
Sportacus didn’t understand what Robbie meant until he opened the tin and saw different kinds of teabags inside. On the other side of the kitchen, Robbie popped a mug into the microwave.
The bunker was always cold to Sportacus. With its metal floor and no natural light, he always felt a chill on the rare occasion he was in here. He shivered and rubbed his arms.
This seemed to draw Robbie’s attention and he crossed back to Sportacus. For a second, Sportacus thought Robbie was going to snap at him for not picking a tea yet.
Instead, he leaned over and pressed his lips to Sportacus’ forehead. Immediately, Sportacus felt his face turn bright red and he stammered out, “W-what are you doing?”
Robbie pulled away after a moment, “You were shivering. Wanted to check for a fever.” He sounded matter-of-fact, but his face was also flushed.
“Oh. Um. Thank you.”
Robbie didn’t saw anything and left the kitchen. Sportacus shifted through the tea selection before choosing one. A few minutes later, Robbie came back, holding several small boxes.
“Do you have any muscle soreness or stomach pain? Or is it all in your nose and head?” He asked, looking at the back of one box.
“The second one. My throat hurts too,” Sportacus frowned, “I don’t want any medication.”
“It’ll just make me sleep.”
“So? You should sleep this off.”
“But what if someone gets in trouble? I’ll be in no shape to help them!”
“Do you honestly think you’re in any shape to help them now?”
There was no great argument for that so Sportacus merely looked away, wrapping his arms around himself.
“Why do you keep doing that? I already told you you don’t have a fever.”
“It’s freezing down here,” Sportacus confessed, “I don’t know how you stand it.”
Rolling his eyes, Robbie placed a red box of pills on the kitchen table and left again. He returned with large green blanket that he wrapped around Sportacus. The sudden warmth made Sportacus sigh and he leaned forward into Robbie’s chest, “Thank you, Robbie,” he mumbled.
For a moment, Robbie was tense. Then, slowly, he wrapped his arms around Sportacus, resting his chin on head, “You should take something and get some sleep.”
Sportacus, eyes now closed, nodded against his chest, reluctant to move. Robbie began rubbing the back of his neck. It did wonders for Sportacus’ headache and he wrapped his arms around Robbie’s middle so the man couldn’t get away.
They stayed like that just long enough for Sportacus to become comfortable. The microwave beeped suddenly and they both jumped, having forgotten completely about the tea. Sportacus let Robbie go and instead clutched at the ends of the blanket, pulling it tighter around him. Robbie took a step back before leaning down and kissing Sportacus’ forehead again.
Sportacus blinked, “I thought you said I didn’t have a fever?”
“Y-you don’t!” Robbie turned towards the microwave, “I was- I was just double checking!”
Sportacus’ head still hurt a bit, his nose was still stuffed up, and he was still tired. But he found it in him to smile.