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Playlists for Writing & Roleplay

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     Music to write, roleplay, or study to! These playlists are works in progress and are continuously growing and improving. Titled after like-themed action movie and game music, the playlists each have their own personality, and encourage different moods or activity levels. Most music is from soundtracks. The calmest playlists, Temple Ruins and Party Camp, are useful for getting into the mood. This music is less distracting. Once your pace is set, or if you want to get in the mood for an action scene, Underworld or Boss Fight are the playlists for you. Tavern Nights is what it sounds like, full of highs and lows but can be distracting. Field Music is right in the middle, with lots of color.

     All playlists are available to follow on Spotify, and can also be accessed via the web player with a free Spotify account. Just click on the [listen] for the link. Please do not hesitate to suggest music/changes to me, either here or on Spotify.

Title: Temple Ruins
Mood: tense, eerie, dark and scary
Volume: quiet, few musical swells
Action: creeping through a dark ruin and avoiding spiders
Instruments: minimal orchestral
Lyrics: few (non-English)


Title: Party Camp
Mood: calm, mysterious, romantic
Volume: soft, somewhat dynamic
Action: resting after a long day of travel
Instruments: minimal orchestral
Lyrics: few (mostly non-English)


Title: Field Music
Mood: cheerful, adventurous, vigilant
Volume: low to medium, dynamic
Action: adventuring with your companions
Instruments: orchestral
Lyrics: few (non-English)


Title: Tavern Nights
Mood: cheerful as well as sombre
Volume: medium to high, dynamic
Action: eating and drinking with the locals
Instruments: mainly guitar and fiddle, some harp
Lyrics: yes (including English)


Title: Underworld
Mood: terra incognita, on the hunt, betrayal
Volume: mid-low with many dynamic moments
Action: venturing into the land of demons and the undead
Instruments: orchestral
Lyrics: yes (non-English)


Title: Boss Fight
Mood: angry, dangerous, violent
Volume: mainly loud, dynamic
Action: slaying armies and dragons
Instruments: full orchestral
Lyrics: few (non-English)


List of Reasons why McHanzo is a popular ship

In case somebody asks you why people ship McHanzo, you can just link them to this post. 

1) Their personalities [ie, the rough and tumble, clever charming cowboy and the severe, noble, disciplined, dutiful archer] are extremely shippable (see: Han Solo and Princess Leia for similar personality types). Referred to as the “odd couple” phenomenon by Matthew Mercer, voice actor of Mccree. 

1a) Matthew Mercer explaining the McHanzo ship and putting in McHanzo lines during his panels and his on the spot voice acting for Mccree

1b) Ships in which one character is “tsundere” are popular as well; where one is presumably more open than the other, who is more closed off about their feelings, though in the realm of fanwork this is often an inverted trope

2) The east-west symmetry; in which Hanzo represents the [stereo]typical anachronistic eastern warrior where Mccree represents the [stereo]typical western gunslinger (see: the popularity of interracial romances)

2a) Kurosawa Samurai films were inspired by early Hollywood Westerns; later Westerns were inspired by Kurosawa Samurai films. The “love affair” of Samurai and Cowboy films has gone on for decades

3) Visually appealing; both handsome, buff, middle-aged men–a fandom staple. Also both perfectly contrasting each other in color scheme; Mccree = Red (serape, ult), Hanzo = Blue (clothing accents, ult)


art by @casuallysuplexes

4) Interactions in-game: Junkenstein’s revenge in which Hanzo and Mccree share stories and drinks; followup lines referencing the drinks they shared, Mccree complimenting Hanzo on his shots, a recent addition of Mccree following up his drinks with presumably with Hanzo ( “the next one’s on me” )

5) Their similarities in age, personality and backstory; both with criminal pasts they’re trying to make up for. Both are about the same age and have the same background in stealth, assassination, unsavory dealings. Both are skilled fighters and sharpshooters who have dealt with the dark side of the world, who are seemingly unfit to be heroes but also most compelling in their (in Hanzo’s case, presumed) heroism. 

5a) Because of their difficult pasts, the idea of them being happy is appealing. More so the idea of them being happy together, because of the appeal of romance to many fans. Which is why domestic headcanons of them are also very popular.

art by @crotah

5b) Young Mchanzo 

art by @crotah

art by @rngrn

…. I forgot my point 

6) The sheer content generated and the popularity of the ship makes it more appealing to ship: the amount of good art, good fanfiction, and positive energy from both creators and many fans makes the ship appealing to those who are new to it. 

7) LGBT ships are more common than het ones by virtue of wish fulfillment; because there is an extreme lack of LGBT content, let alone LGBT romance in media, LGBT ships are more popular within fandom. Also, because of the number of women in fandom who are by the numbers, largely straight, male/male pairings are often more popular than female/female pairings, unless the number of female characters is balanced or there are more female characters in a fandom (see: Once Upon a Time), or female personalities are made more compelling in the show (see: Legend of Korra). 

Those are the ones I can think of right now, but there are likely a ton more reasons people ship McHanzo, and I hope people continue to enjoy the Overwatch fandom because all this creativity is amazing. Please do click through the links of the posted photos to reblog the original posts and support the artists!

I was sitting down with a web client, going through the content of their existing site. One page had links to several PDFS, and each link had the PDF icon and then the file name underlined. I went to click on the file name itself but it didn’t work. The only part that linked was the tiny icon for each.

Me: We’ll want to fix that ASAP. That’s terrible UX.

Client: How about we put a note before all of them that says “To view the PDF, please click on the icon instead of the text.”

(Click for real quality)

I got ambitious and made this insanely high res for some reason or another so that made it take thrice as long to get through.

But it was worth it because this is more fanart for @themarydragon, who I think I’ve previously mentioned is a writing wizard, but it’s worth saying again, especially in case I haven’t. This is from Chapter 8 of her fic Calm Waters Run Deep, at some interim point of the night. Good stuff.

Also, Mary, if you happen to want the 18x12 in, 300 dpi version to print, just message me. It’s the least I could do for ya!

Guilty Kiss

( The reader teases Peter a little too much, and things get out of hand. )

A/N: My love for Peter Parker ( and Tom Holland ) knows no bounds. And I’m still sobbing over Tom Holland. TBH if I had a boyfriend like Peter, I would tease him every moment I get. Except that I’m usually the flustered shy one. Requests are open, BTW, so send them in!  

Taglist: @mainspidey | @x-wing-starwriter | @tomsleftbrow | @tryn25 

“Where is my evac, Clint?” Your voice is tinged with irritation as you switch on your comm-link. Breathe, (Y/n). Don’t yell. “Clint? Please tell me that you aren’t sleeping on the job.”

Your heels click against the tiled floor of a long, narrow passage. You’ve disabled the two guards stationed at the entrance of the archives before they could raise the alarm but there’s no telling how long it would take before someone competent realizes what’s going on.

“I’m here, I’m here. Sheesh, can’t a guy step out to get a cup of coffee for one second –”

Somewhere in the distance, an alarm erupts, screeching through the airways. Dang it. The patrol must have found the bodies.

“Not when I’m in blind in a Hydra facility. So help me, Clint –”

“Alright, alright, no need to get huffy with me. Besides, Spidey’s got your back.”

A smile flits across your face at the mention of Peter. The awkward, adorable boy is easy to be with, and is even easier to love, and you like him. A lot. You’re sure that Clint can hear the smile in your voice when you say, “He’s securing the perimeter. So no.”

“I’m in Wing C. I think.” Ripping the emergency map off the wall, you consider the corridors and say, “Yeah, definitely Wing C. Files are with me.”

“Nice job, kid. Get to the roof, and I’ll pick the two of you up from there.”

The affectionate nickname sends a wave of warmth crashing over you, and your smile widens. “Sure. See you in ten.”

“Peter, you there?” Turning off your comm-link, you pull your phone out of your pocket, dialling his number by heart. You hope he’ll pick up. “It’s me.”

He does. Peter’s voice sounds as though he’s holding his phone at arm’s length. He’s put you on speaker too; you can hear muffled screams and thumps on Peter’s end, but none of them sound like him. In fact, it sounds as though he’s having fun.

“Spider 1 to Agent 1. Copy. Over.”

You make a mental note to never, ever let Peter watch anymore James Bond movies. His “spy lingo” is downright atrocious.

And for the millionth time since the two of you had started dating, you start to laugh. “You have seriously been watching too many spy movies. Is the perimeter secure?”

“Hey, you watched them all with me! Over.”

He’s avoiding the question, you realize, and your smile falters the tiniest bit. “Peter?”

“Um.” His voice is sheepish as it floats over the speakers. “Um, yeah, it’s secure. More or less. Over.”

“What’s less?” You ask, pinching the bridge of your nose and bracing for bad news.

“Less as in one of the guards may have called for backup before I could stop him. So prepare for incoming. Over.”

“Thanks, Spider 1,” You drawl out sarcastically, your voice rising above a symphony of rapidly approaching footsteps. As yet unnoticed, you duck behind a now abandoned security desk, keeping your voice hushed. “Now could you please get over to Wing C? Our ride’s waiting.”

“Copy that. Spider 1, out. Over.”

There’s a loud commotion. A group of men whisk past you. Six go down the hall you’d come from, and one mutters, “We aren’t paid enough for this.” Some enter the elevators. They’re all dressed haphazardly, as if they’ve been roused from sleep and had had to hurry. There must be a facility close by. Like army barracks, maybe. You’d have to be careful to avoid it.

You gaze longingly at the doors to the stairwell leading to the roof.

Two men stay behind and assume their positions, forcing you to inch your way around the desk to continue to hide your presence. You sit for a moment, trying to decide on your next move.

There’s only one thing to do, really.

Crawling to the end of the desk, you peek out around the edge, noting the exact positions of the guards. Yanking your ICER ( ‘Incapacitating Cartridge Emitting Raygun’ ) out of your thigh sheath, you cock your weapon and fire. Sticky pellets containing 50,000 volts find their way into bare skin. Their bodies perform involuntary twitching dances; they’re unconscious by the time they hit the ground.

Your heels click as you stride forwards, picking your way over motionless arms and legs. The door to the stairwell flies open, a black-clad figure appears in the doorway. Oh, well. Too late to hide now. Shrugging, you walk closer, but no one else comes to stop you. Fixing a pleasant smile onto cherry red lips, you ready your ICER.

“Hey, baby,” The mook leers, eyes lingering far too long on your chest and legs for your liking. “Did you come here to play?”

Gross. Your smile slips. You’ve just taken out two of his underlings, and that’s the best he can come up with? Forget the ICER; you’re going to enjoy beating this guy up. You aren’t going to give him the satisfaction of a response. Instead, you tuck your ICER back into your thigh sheath and shift into a defensive position.

“That’s funny, babe. Where did you learn that? On TV?”

Okay. One response. A stinging anticipation winds through you as you stalk forwards. “Why don’t you come over here and find out?”

When he makes his next move – a punch that practically oozes contempt and confidence – you’re ready. You duck, avoiding impact, and he swipes air. You deliver a vicious kick, buckling his knees. As he goes down with a yelp of pain, you elbow him in the back of the head. Yeah. Forget honour. You’ll go with dirty.

He attempts to rise. You waste no time in leaping onto him, planting yourself on his neck and pinning his shoulders to the floor. As far as most deaths go, this one isn’t all together unpleasant; at least this creep is being suffocated by the thighs of a girl, which is more than he deserves.

“My name is not babe. I’m (F/n) (L/n), and I am this close to crushing your misogynistic skull with my thighs.”

His face is turning a funny shade of puce. You let him suffer for a few more seconds before you pull out your ICER and stun him.

“Holy shit.”

Peter’s soft, awe-filled whisper catches you completely off guard. From your place atop of the Hydra mook, his face still crushed between your thighs, you offer Peter a wicked grin, which makes his heart stutter in his chest. He gulps audibly, a gesture which does not go unnoticed by you.

Relax, Peter,” You purr, looking up at him from under thickly dusted lashes. “How long have you been here?”

“Long enough to see you crush him with your thighs,” Peter manages, his gaze ping-ponging from the mook unconscious on the floor to your unconventional seat, your face radiant and flushed and pretty. “I don’t know why I rushed over.”

“Because you love me?” Batting your eyelashes, you smile a sweet, sweet smile, looking as though butter wouldn’t melt in your mouth. “And your life would have a noted lack of (Y/n) if I wasn’t around?”

Much to your surprise, Peter actually nods. You can’t see his face under his mask, but you know Peter’s smiling over the blush that paints his cheeks. Huffing out a laugh, you release the male from your clutches, straightening your skirt and thigh highs. Unlike Agent Romanoff, who prefers skin-tight spandex during combat, you’re particularly fond of skirts, which allow for ease of movement.

That, and it’s easier to take down people when they’re busy ogling your bare legs.

Peter’s trying not to stare. The operative word being ‘trying’. He’s manfully covered the eye-holes of his mask, but his fingers are splayed too widely for them to truly be effective at blocking your figure out.

You keep a neutral, pleasant smile on your lips as you stand, the one that Peter hates because he can’t tell what you’re hiding. An idea is forming in your head, the gears in your mind turning. You feel a bit mean for what you’re about to do, but the desire to see Peter squirm wins out.

Slowly, deliberately, you hitch your skirt up so that it settles high up on your hips, revealing the wide gap of skin between your stockings and your skirt. Your tongue darts out to swipe across glossy lips as you walk over to Peter, swaying your hips strictly more than necessary.

You’re rewarded with a strangled squeak. He’s given up his charade of “a little peeking”, and is unabashedly staring at every shimmy and shake of your hips. You’re sure Peter knows exactly what you’re playing at, but he doesn’t have it in him to tell you to stop, it seems.

Peter’s stammered protests are swallowed up when you push up his mask to press a kiss to his lips. It starts slow at first, but soon speeds up into something wild. His hands settle on your hips while yours try to tug his shirt off – only to remember that he’s in spandex, not cotton. You groan in frustration, Peter hastily untangles himself from you and hastily backs away.

(Y/n)!” Peter sounds scandalized as he tries to protest again, his voice dazed and accusatory all at the same time – although he doesn’t sound all that mad that you’d technically seduced him into an impromptu make-out session in a Hydra base. “We’re still – We can’t!”

“I know, I know,” You say on a laugh, giving him a last, quick peck on the mouth before Peter tugs his mask back into place, hiding cheeks tinted pink. “I’m sorry! I couldn’t resist.”

Dropping your voice into a conspiratorial whisper, “I’ll take care of your, ah, problem later at home, okay?”

You dance off down the hallway with a laugh, your skirt still hitched up high, swishing around your thighs as you go. Peter groans from behind you, and you wave cheerily at him over your shoulder.

You can’t wait to get back home.

Tuesday Night (Philip Hamilton x Reader)

Request: Can you please do “You’re mine. I don’t share" and “you’re so fucking hot when you’re mad” with Phillip Ham?

Word Count: 844

Pairing: Philip Hamilton x Reader

AU: Modern

Warning: Cursing, alcohol mention, drunk stranger, cat calls?

Note: Heyo! Another Philip Hamilton x Reader! Requests are still open for Prompts! Click on the link if you’d like and then let me know which character along with a few numbers! I can’t guarantee when it would go up. I have a few to get through, but I have many ideas!!

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When Sam first taught Castiel how to use Spotify, Dean thought it was cute. Hilarious, even. The way Cas would squint his eyes as he stared at his phone and sifted through the millions of songs, trying to figure out which songs, artists, genres he enjoyed. Dean had doubled over in laughter when Cas accidentally clicked on a heavy metal song and threw the phone as the first screaming notes echoed through the room. 

Then Cas had discovered 80s music. Dean isn’t laughing now. 

It started the day Dean had sent him a text message with a link to Rick Astley’s Never Gonna Give You Up, with the message, “Important case info!” attached to it. When the video began playing and Cas furrowed his brows in confusion, Dean had burst into laughter from where he was hiding by the staircase. His laughter slowly died out as he watched Castiel’s expression go from bewildered to pleased as he actually listened to the song in its entirety. 

After that, Cas must have gone into Spotify, searched the artist, and listened to all the similar ones. He went from Bananarama to Belinda Carlisle to Cyndi Lauper, and it was clear when he discovered such hits as Girls Just Want to Have Fun and Time After Time that he’d found a new favorite artist. Of course. 

Dean tried everything to get him to dislike 80s music, but it was futile. Some of the music he could stand, like Tom Petty and even Pat Benatar, but his fascination with Cyndi Lauper seemed to prevail the most. 

One morning, Dean entered the kitchen for breakfast and witnessed Cas, unbeknownst to Dean’s presence, swaying slightly and mouthing the words to She Bop. He felt a smile tugging at the edges of his mouth and a warm feeling spread through his chest. Maybe the music wasn’t that bad after all. 

Thedosian Slurs

Disclaimer: All of this is completely canonical knowledge. Nothing headcanoned and all can be found in the games or extended media. Also I do not support the use of slurs, this is simply a lore/educational post for the Dragon Age series. Please click through the Shemlen link, before coming to the conclusion Shemlen does not belong on this list.

While often taking from our own present day (and past) curses, Thedas also has it’s fair share of unique slurs. Everyone from Humans to Mages to Qunari have derogatory terms for everyone else. Some are spoken in a race’s first language, while others are simple King’s Tongue and just as common throughout the world.

Slurs for…


Dathrasi: a pig like animal
This slur can actually be used for anyone of any race, but is most often associated with human nobles. Qunari using it to compare the nobles to wallowing, dirty animals who simply indulge and indulge until them become too fat on their greed.

Dog Lord
This term refers to Fereldans, who are known for their excessive love of mabari. Created by Orlesians, it compares and essentially equates Fereldans to dogs and dog-like behaviors (rolling in dirt, licking their genitals, etc.). It is sometimes used by Fereldans as a true title or compliment than the intended insult.

This term is never used for full humans, but rather is a derogatory term for Elf-Bloodied beings. Humans who have one elf parent will often be called out as being a Half-Elf or Half-Blood, as couplings with elves is considered taboo and disgraceful (see: Rabbit slur). The slur acknowledging only half their blood is good and/or that the person is tainted. This term is used in excess for elf-bloodied humans who choose to stay with their elven families in Alienages.

Quick/Shemlen: meaning “Quick Child”
This is most often used by elves as it is an elven word and is usually shortened to shem. It’s original purpose was simply to identify humans, but continues to see use as an insult now. It is believed to have been chosen due to humans having much shorter life spans than elves and thus seen as dying far too young.


Flat ears/Seth’lin: meaning “Thin Blood”
A term actually used by elves for elves, Dalish elves will sometimes refer to City elves as flat ear or seth’lin. The Dalish believing that city elves have lost their “elfiness” and practically become humans themselves. Both slurs insinuating the loss of elven blood, characteristic, and culture in the city elves.

This slur is predominantly used by humans for Dalish elves, although many humans see it more as a comment or even a compliment than a derogatory term. The term of course referencing the chosen mount of elves, though it also oversimplifies and insults the relationship between the halla and the Dalish.

Blanket term for all elves, used by humans. This is the most common slur used for elves, obviously coming from the shape of an elf’s ears.

Rabbit is considered a more generous slur by the humans who use it, often claiming it is due to the shape of their ears. However, it has also been known to be used by (Orlesian) Andrastians who believe coupling with an elf is no better than sleeping with animal, due to their “bestial” intelligence and nature. Also it may speak to elves having a “plucky” nature.

An Ancient Tevinter term used to refer to elves, most likely meaning Rat. The origin and reference remains unknown.

Wood Elves/Savages
Another Self-Elven Slur, for Dalish elves used by City elves. Used because many City elves believe Dalish to be wild, cruel, and barbaric. It often accompanies stories of cannibalism and predation on fellow elves, mostly built off the idea that City elves that go in search of Dalish lives are never heard from again.


Slur used by Deep Roads dwarves to describe Surfacer Dwarves. The idea that seeing or gazing upon the sun and sky takes away your Stone-sense, the Dwarves connection to their ancestors.

Deep Lord
This term is often used by lower caste Dwarves (Below Noble and down to Casteless). The label is used for Noble Dwarves, specifically Deshyrs of the Dwarven Assembly. The reasoning behind this unknown, other than the literal meaning.

A derogatory term for the Casteless, used by Dwarves of higher castes. The exact origin of the term is unknown, but it most likely has to do with the Casteless living in the dust and dirt of the Deep Roads.

Used to describe women of a lower Dwarven caste (often Casteless), who are looking to raise their caste by bearing a son to a man of higher caste. The term comes from the fact that the women often try for noble, but will settle for someone of a lower (but still higher than them) caste.

Short Mouth
Sometimes used by Qunari to refer to Dwarves, who are much shorter than them and any other race. It is a rather straightforward slur.

Another slur applied to Surface Dwarves, this one deriving from the belief that Surfacers are and/or have lost all their Stone-sense. Much like Cloudgazer and Sun-Touched, though this one is a bit more straightforward than both of those. Insinuates that Surface Dwarves are not real Dwarves.


Obvious slurs for a Qunari and used by almost all races. They are used to dehumanize the Qunari as mere creatures built on instinct and savagery.

This slur is built more on Qunari appearance than attitude. Bringing attention to a Qunari’s horns, muscular stature, and back-breaking strength. In Tevinter, this is often accompanied with a Yoke being used in manual labor or as a symbolic slave collar.


While this has come to be a technical term for a mage possessed, this is often used as a slur towards any mage. This term is only used by mages when a mage has been completed corrupted by a demon and has lost their humanity, rather than being used casually for any mage dealing with a spirit. This term is used to dehumanize mages.

Hedge Mage
This is another slur that is used as an identifier, the Chantry choosing to use this term as a blanket for unsanctioned mages (i.e. Avvar shamans and Chasind/Riviani witches). It is often used in conjunction with “arcane derangement” to describe the unsanctioned magics.

Incaensor: meaning a dangerous substance
A Tevinter term used for slaves who show magical ability and potential, though the word is also used to describe raw lyrium and natron salts. The idea of the slur is to dehumanize the slaves into just another tool, useful is controlled and used correctly.

A relatively straightforward slur, playing off the stereotype that all mages wear robes. It also belittles mages down to the clothing they wear, taking away their personal identity.

Little is known about the specifics of this slur, however, it may come from the idea that dangerous mages can bind others to their will or come from the Mortalitasi title Spellbinder. Spellbinders being a specialized magic among the Mortalitasi, binding spirits to objects like books and seen as extremely dangerous.


The less neutral version of bas, this actually used an insult for those who are not Qunari. Most likely meaning purposeless nothing.

Nug Humper
A commonly used insult by dwarves, implying someone has slept with a nug.

5000 Follower Celebration - Spreading the Love

I’ve noticed lately in the fanfic world a lot of writers feeling a little sad. They’re not getting the feedback they once were, and if they are getting it, it’s destructive. Not constructive or positive. It’s mostly in the form of anonymous hate.

There are not a lot of things that annoy me more as a writer than rude feedback or just lack of it entirely and I am 100% guilty of this. For me, if I haven’t at least clicked the like button, I haven’t read it, or I skimmed it so quickly in the 2 minutes of time that I had to read it that I didn’t feel I had read it well enough to give proper feedback. 

I’m sure that that’s also the case for a lot of others, or as was the case with me when I was a lurker on tumblr, people are scared. They’re nervous even to come on anon to say “hey that was cool. I really liked it” or even click the like button or whatever. 

In honor of reaching 5000 followers and in honor of SPN Family Love and Acceptance Day (March 18th), I’m going to be spreading the love through feedback. Explanation and rules below the cut: 

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Choose Your Own Adventure: Dating Version

Remember when I had everyone do that poll to see who would star in a Choose Your Own Adventure?  Well, Red won back then, so I did one with him in it!  However, I did a dating sim version instead of the babybones prompt (and to the anon that gave me that wonderful prompt, I’m just going to do like a fanfic one-shot of that to make it up to you <3 ).  I hope you guys like this! (And I hope I remembered to link everything..)  Consider this part of my milestone thingy, and as thanks for always being so kind to me.  I was going to do multiple dating options with this, but I got a little carried away, and I ran out of time.  So, if you guys think this is fun, I might do some others in the future.

Just a reminder that this will link you guys to a side blog I made for it, where you guys can click through options to get to go to the next one.  Try not to look at other posts/open the links in new tabs if you can, so you don’t get spoilers.  And please, don’t follow the sideblog so I can reuse it for other Choosetales without spamming you/giving you spoilers.  

If you enjoy this or want to reblog it, reblog this post instead of the initial starting post on that blog.  =D

As you pass by an establishment called Grillby’s, your gaze is drawn to purple light illuminating the neon cursive writing on the sign.  You’re looking to kill some time, so you decide that it can’t hurt to go inside and see what it’s like.  A bell over the door chimes to signal your entrance, but you don’t draw the gaze of any of the patrons–although, you do quickly realize that this appears to be a monster-dominant establishment.  You’re undaunted; instead, your curiosity has been piqued, and you find yourself interested in what kind of food and drinks would be served in a monster bar, as well as what kind of monsters give such a place their patronage.  

*You continue further inside.

chapter 5: shielding and grounding

Practicing Psychic Hygiene in Witchcraft

Psychic hygiene is one of the most important aspects in witchcraft as it assures any kind of energy not being able to stifle your magick as well as you. Psychic hygiene prevents energy from becoming blocked in your body, which can make it difficult to use energy properly. This is why it’s important to clear the energy before your magick and most importantly after your magick. When you perform magick, you raise a lot of energy within yourself. Contrary to what many may believe, having so much pent up energy within you isn’t necessarily a good thing as it can cause you to feel disoriented or make you hyperactive, unable to sit still because of all the energy that’s been clogged up after many magickal workings with no psychic hygiene. You must work on shielding and clearing. Another word for clearing and releasing excess energy is called grounding.

Before any magickal affairs,  I even recommend on a daily basis, perhaps even twice a day if you’re willing to be dedicated to it, one should always shield themselves (this is most important before your day begins) and ground themselves (clearing/releasing excess energy; most important at the end of your day).

☽ Shielding ☾

Shielding helps protect oneself from “lower” energies that imprint themselves in items and spaces, sometimes as well as people. These lower energies usually come in the form of emotional energy that can be stagnant in the space, which should then be cleared if so. You’ll learn more about clearing spaces further in this chapter. But more often than anything, it can be emotional energy that people carry. Magickal workers may find themselves picking up another person’s emotions, mood, or tension level without even knowing it. This can leave the magickal worker feeling angry, sad, depressed, tired, sometimes even exhausted, without knowing where these emotions came from. Sometimes people deliberately send negative energy to us consciously and sometimes unconsciously. This can be in the form of another person becoming jealous of us, sending spiteful, jealous energy our way without them realizing it. Then you have people who focus so intently on sending us negative energy to where we can practically see them mumbling how much they dislike said magickal worker and would love it if something awful happened to them. This is why shielding is so important, so all the lower energies we receive, we’re able to put up a boundary to keep unwanted energies out; which also strengthens our spiritual energy field or ‘aura’.

☽ Grounding ☾

Clearing and releasing or “grounding” work is also as important as shielding. Grounding helps energy flow more freely, so it’s important to practice grounding before any magickal working as well as after so that any energetical residue isn’t left over within you, which can cause you problems as the ones I’ve mentioned above. Signs of excess energy, which I’m sure most of you’ve felt at some point in life after raising energy without realizing, are: hyperactivity, inability to sit still, dizziness, light-headedness, lack of balance, feeling giddy or disoriented.

☽ Shielding Yourself ☾

There are dozens of ways to shield yourself that it would be nearly impossible for me to list them all here. There’s no “right way” of doing so, as long as you use intention. Intention is very important in all aspects of magick. It acts as a kind of ‘seal of approval’ when you use it with your spells, rituals, meditation, affirmations, divination etc. It’s our way of spiritually telling the Universe: “and so it is.” because it is. Remember…believe.

A few ways to shield yourself can be something as simple as sitting comfortably, breathing consciously and deeply until you’re centered and imagining a ball of white light coming down from the heavens and into the crown of your head, all the way down to your feet and expanding that white light a few feet around you to act as a shield, using intention to make it known that this is your shield of white, magickal light from Spirit. That’s it, it’s as simple as that and it takes five minutes. Know and trust that nothing can penetrate this beautiful white, protective light, no matter how low the energies may be. This is the key.

You can shield using sigils, or any of the four elements along with Spirit. You can shield with help of your spiritual teams, deity or archangels. There are many ways to do so, and if you feel intuitively inclined to do it a certain way (such as using a pink or purple light instead, for an example) then do so. Always trust your inner guidance.

☽ Shielding Your Space ☾

It’s just as important to shield your home and most importantly your space to protect from a variety of things, whether it’s natural disasters (as long as physical precautions are taken as well). Altar and magickal tools shielding and is just as important as it ensures no lower energies cling themselves onto them either, which is another reason why it’s so important that they’re cleansed on a regular basis, and even consecrated. Cleansing your altar space works in the same way as we cleanse ourselves, which can be as simple as using shimmering white light again to infuse these items with your intention of course, and smudging them (and yourself while you’re at it!), before consecrating them to be used for a specific task. I suggest cleansing and consecrating your tools and altar first, then shielding them and then yourself before doing any magickal work.

☽ Grounding Yourself ☾

Again, there are many ways to ground yourself as there are shielding. Eating and drinking are the easiest as long as the foods are as close to the earth as possible. Don’t reach for the Doritos. Instead make yourself an organic potato stew with carrots and as many other root vegetables as you please. Drink organic coffee or tea, as the beans and leaves come directly from the ground and are hardly ever processed in every which way. Even dabbing a bit of salt on your tongue works as a natural, physical way to ground.

Another way to ground is to sit comfortably, breathe deeply and consciously again until you are centered, and then imagining yourself “rooting” into the earth; your body sinking against the dirt (all in your mind’s eye, unless you can actually sit upon the earth if you live in a place with good weather!), and your feet becoming likes roots of a tree, going down further and further towards the core of the earth until you can plug yourself into it, breathing in and out, earth’s grounding energy.

Another visualization to ground is again, sitting comfortably, breathing consciously and deeply until you’re centered and imagining yourself lying in a flowing river, the golden-white water pouring through your energetic field and flowing away any energetical residue, which can be seen as twigs, leaves, or debris of any kind. See the water carrying these things away from you until they are gone and you are clear.

Of course there are many other ways to shield and ground, these are just a few. It’s all a matter of doing a bit of research and discovering different methods that may grow to be your favorite. There are also plenty of guided YouTube meditations to help with shielding and grounding. Please inbox me for links on either.

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(your beautiful point of view)

I was scrolling through my Twitter feed as I usually do. Retweeting really good fan art and random shit DIY’s as I please.
Until I come across a post. It’s tagged in my username. Since I’ve been dating Dan I’ve been ignoring the posts, I’ve been tagged in.

But I’m too damn curious. The link was to a YouTube video. Titled “15 REASONS WHY (Y/N) (L/N) IS UGLY AND FAKE”  Now any normal person would have clicked away, but you see I’m not normal. I clicked on the video. I watch until about reason 7.

I clicked out. I looked at the retweet it was “tbh they make a lot of sense. She’s only with him for views and she’s playing him. Dan doesn’t deserve someone like her.” The video had pinpointed every single insecurity I had and a few I didn’t even realize I had.

I went to Dan and I’s shared room. I opened the door. He wasn’t there. I flopped on the bed, I wrapped myself up in the monochrome covers and cried.

Daniel POV
I unlocked the door, sorta stressed because​ I had to go to the store, AlOnE. I put the groceries away. I was listening for (Y/N)’s loud seal like laugher. Silence. I listened for Phil’s soft muttering of him vlogging in his room. Nothing. I listened for shouting from the gaming room. Nada.

I finished with the groceries. Making sure to hide my precious  cereal child. Oh crunchy nut how I love thee. I slowly approach the stairs up to my room, not wanting to scary anyone. Until I hear soft crying. (Y/N) must be looking at that (Marvel interview/Favorite Fandom you potentially cry about) again.

I go in expecting her to be crying with a phone in hand. (Y/N) is crying but her phone’s on the other side of the room. She’s in my sheets wrapped up like a burrito. She’s practically sobbing. I scrambled over to the bed.
“(Y/N) why are you crying, Who do I need to fight?” She looks up at me with her (e/c) eyes. “I’m fine.” She lays in my lap. I stroke her hair. I notice her phone open on Twitter.

I see it’s a rant about how awful (Y/N) is. She looks up at me tear filled eyes. “ I’m fine, I’m over-” I shake my head. “No, ( Y/N) this isn’t okay, they shouldn’t be doing this.” She sits up and leans her head in my shoulder. I sigh. “I’m sorry they’re so damn​ agressive, You don’t deserve this.” She sighs, “do you think i’m only here for your fame because I promise I’m not, I love you and I hope you know that.” Her voice sounds so sad and depressed. I pause, she looks up at my face.

“I know that your a beautiful person and you love me and I hope you know I  love you.” I kiss the top of their head. She pulls me back into the sheets and wraps  her arms around me.

I lay back with her, she squeezes me and I wait until she falls asleep. I pull out my phone open to the Twitter who posted the video and the rant.
Do you think this is okay?
I really shouldn’t even be acknowledging your clear ignorance. But your actions aren't​ affecting me. They are hurting one of the most beautiful person in my life. Your words are hateful and mean, I don’t mind if appreciate you’re being an opinionated fan but don’t attack someone because you “think” they’re bad for me. You don’t have a single clue as to what
(Y/N) is like so please don’t say anything more like this thank you.“

I read over my tweet, liking how it sounded. I posted it. I looked at (Y/N)’s tear stained face.  She was smirking and clutching on to me. I put my phone on the charger and curled my arms around her and gave her a small peck on the forehead. I fell asleep not worrying about the fan but only about holding onto (Y/N).

I want to thank @regrettablewritings I didn’t think I was going to post any of my fanfictions but I decided to just do it, I was scared super nervous but what’s the worst that can happen. 

#2016 HP/LV fic rec hub — Part 1 #1—15

So, a list for HPLV! I just put a brief description for each, so click the link of the story you want for more details! As I’m creating this at the behest of @ghurahm, there will be no noncon/dubcon, rape, or underage*. There’s absolutely no rhyme nor reason to the listing of each fic, but I’ve numbered them to make it easier to search through. I’m sorting through all my archives— which has 2000+ stories!— so I apologize for any inconsistencies in regards to the limitations set. Just please also read the author’s warning beforehand. Enjoy!
Also: Reysistantis on antis— in case you’re ever attacked for a ship or kink.

*Underage— since there is at least a 2 generation age gap between them in canon, underage will be perceived as their mindset. Since Time-traveling is also a major trope in the Harrymort/Tomarry fandom, both of them may be underage. But nothing so far apart where it might be considered statutory rape. Everyone will be mature enough to consent.
1. The Dark Lion by HecatesKiss

•Oneshot: Harry is the Dark Lord’s Assasin / Complete
* Rated E for Explicit content at the end. Can skip the ending if you prefer not to read the sex.
2. 47 Days to Change (a translation) by snow_owl

* Multi-Chaptered (ch. 48 when posting this) / WIP (work in progress)
* Rated E, but as of now there is no sexual content. The author of the fic advised that should you not want the explicit content, you can read it on under the same name/author.

“This is a ‘Harry travels back in time to raise Tom’ story. An unfortunate tale of one man’s failed attempt to mold young Tom into a decent, law-abiding citizen. Instead, as Fate will have it, young Tom grows up to become the same twisted psychopath, who is hell-bent on winning the love of his adoptive father. Harry’s consent be damned.”
3. For Voldemort and Valor by Acnara

•Oneshot— Completed.

I found it really interesting, so here it is! Cursed Child spoilers warning.
4. Republic by eldritcher

“Summary: In which the Wizarding World has been exposed to the Muggles, in which they fight a war for their existence, in which they aren’t very good at it.”

The author has a unique version of Voldemort. You’ll see what I mean. And no, this is not a crack fic. It’s actually fraught with political drama.
5. The Consort Tournament by watermelonsmellinfellon

“Summary: The Dark Lord wanted a consort and had decided to host a competition that involved nearly everyone in Britain. If they thought they were good enough, they could enter to compete in a certain amount of tasks set by the Lord of the lands himself. Only the victor would have the skills necessary to become Voldemort’s consort.
Harry unfortunately nabs the Dark Lord’s attention. Voldemort does as he pleases.
Hermione enters to win, Bellatrix takes interest in certain people, and of course there’s the villain causing trouble.
A/N: SLASH/Harrymort/AU. I’m still waiting for someone to tell me exactly how this sounds like Harry is a slave. Please do so. Nothing at all would suggest it. How about we don’t assume that because the word “consort” is involved, it must *obviously* be about slavery. Does anyone actually know what a consort is?“
6. Again and Again by Athy

"Summary: The Do-Over Fic - a chance to do things again, but this time-To Get it Right. But is it really such a blessing as it appears? A jaded, darker, bitter, and tired wizard who just wants to die; but can’t. A chance to learn how to live, from the most unexpected source. Story is high on Political intrigue. Dumbledore!bashing slytherin!harry, dark!harry, eventual slash, lv/hp”
7. Of Monsters and Men by Clarisse(transnymphtaire)

“Summary: Each child is assigned a monster from their birth until they’re at least fifteen years old. Some children gets re-assigned. Some children keeps their monsters their whole life. Some children do both.”
8. Prancing Through Time by Lytri

In which Harry is the MOD and the summary is too long to paste. I promise that it’s totally worth it— even if you just read the summary.
9. How does it feel to fall, my precious angel? By TosMichiyo

“Summary: Harry Potter is a Light Angel and also known as Dumbledore’s Golden Boy, because of the fact that he had never giving into Voldemort’s advances.
20 years ago, Tom Riddle, Harry’s partner disappeared and rumours stated that Tom Riddle had fallen, became a Dark Angel. Harry who had secretly harboured feelings for his partner is devastated, but what happens when Harry returns after 20 years? Will he finally make peace with his past? Or will the images of Tom Riddle never let him go?”

A completed series. Angel AU. Absolutely loved it!
10. Siren Song by The_Fictionist

“Summary: Siren/Merfolk AU. Harry is a sailor. Tom is a siren.”

One of many great stories from this author. Please check them all out!
11. Paper Tears by You_Light_The_Sky

“Summary: Instead of writing his name in Tom Riddle’s diary, Harry wrote a story… and the horcrux living there ate it up in fascination. “Once upon a time there was a boy who lived in a cupboard…” TMR/HP”

Be ready for some tears of your own.
12. Rebuilt by Terrific Lunacy

“Full summary: {AU!} After society as we know it collapsed, humanity struggled for survival. Following a decade of chaos and anarchy, a new society begins to establish. Lords try to assemble the best followers around them and battle other groups for territory. Young Harry Potter tries to stay out of trouble, but when a new lord with unconventional ideas sees the potential in his unique talents, his quiet life soon gets turned upside down. Armed only with his wits, Harry has to take on one catastrophe after the other, all the while trying to uncover his own past and teach a certain smug bastard the meaning of personal space. [LV/HP]”
13. Shadowed Malice by Oceanbreeze7

Summary: “11 years ago, my ‘brother’ survived the killing curse. 8 years ago I was given up for adoption. 5 years ago, my orphanage was destroyed in a bloodbath. 4 years ago I found my place at the Dark Lords side. And now, I’m going to Hogwarts, I am Harry Potter.”
14. Voldemort Goes Back to School by KisaraP

“Summary: Slash! This story replaces the Half-Blood Prince: What happens if Voldemort disguises himself as a transfer student to gain access to Hogwarts in order to kill Harry Potter? Well, I’ll give you a hint: It leads to consequences that not even Dumbledore foresaw! This story has a very original plot that has not ever been seen before. Yes, really. (Light!Harry) (Sub!Voldie) (Mpreg).”
15. A Beast’s Virtue by Arliene

“Summary: Schooled at Durmstrang, forced into political upheaval, pursued by dark and light wizards alike, Harry Potter becomes a leader and icon for his entire generation, thus turning the Dark Lord’s attention to him. HP/LV. Politician Harry.”

anonymous asked:

I can't seem to figure out how to find all the installments of your mafia au, is it supposed to be this difficult or do you have a special place where I can find it all or what? Please help.

Okay, no prob! :D
So, an easy way is to just look through my blog with the Mafia AU tag
I even have a link set up at the top of my page you can click on to take you to the tagged items.
Additionally, if you find any of the posts from the Mafia AU story, they have links that will lead you to the “first” “next” and “previous” installments.
I thought this was a pretty easy way to go about it, but, I guess it’s a little more difficult for some?