alec: literally comes to magnus, his ex boyfriend, for every single issue even though there are in fact other warlocks and other solutions around magnus: visibly annoyed by this fact, calls alec shadowhunter (which he is???) yall demon stans: WHY IS MAGNUS ACTING SO MEAN TO ALEC MY POOY BABY SHADOWHUNTER :(((( WHAT ABOUT LOVE
u can love someone and still be mad at them esp. when they’re coming to you for favors after you’re trying to make a clean break so you can focus on protecting your people like I’M TIRED.
Folk Names: Lucerne, Buffalo Herb, Purple Medic, Jat, Qadb
Powers: Prosperity, Anti-hunger, Money
It is widely believed to have the power to bring about Good Fortune in all sorts of Money Matters, both through Business Success and through Good Luck in Gambling. It is particularly said to keep away poverty and prevent financial troubles. Some folks tell us that that they like to sprinkle Alfalfa under the carpets in their place of business to attract and hold Steady Paying Customers or Gain the Boss’s Favour. Others say they carry a pinch of Alfalfa Leaves in a green flannel bag or in their pocket when they go to place a bet because they believe that it will Bring in the Winnings.
Alfalfa is associated with earthly providence because its roots penetrate so deep into the dirt. Adding fresh alfalfa sprouts to a meal is thought to ground etheric energies and increase the physical sustenance of foods. It’s also associated with psychic awareness and to attract animal spirits.
Keep in the home to protect from poverty and hunger. It is best placed in in the cupboard or or pantry.
Also used for success in money matters. Used for money drawing. A traditional “luck” herb. Not powerful enough to be used alone, this herb “plays well” with other herbs such as Basil, Patchouli and Goldenseal helping to reinforce other luck and money herbs while adding a bit of protective insurance.
Burn Alfalfa and scatter the ashes around the property for this is used in money spells.
Harvest a small quantity at the full moon. Dry and burn in the cauldron. Place ashes in an magickal amulet. Weave together alfalfa strands to make an amulet to protect against poverty. Add alfalfa to your magical cooking to ward off disease, bring money into the home and when general grounding is desired.
In hoodoo, Alfalfa is used for money matters of all kinds, from gambling, to business success, to obtaining a bank loan. It is also used to prevent poverty. Place a pinch in your gris gris bag or mojo hand for money luck.
Grow a pot of Alfalfa on your windowsill. If you’re nervous about a meeting, drink a tea beforehand by placing two heaping teaspoonfuls to a pint of hot water. Steep 10 minutes and strain. Drinking this tea at other times will help you release your fears.
History and Folklore
As one of the earliest of all cultivated plants, alfalfa has a long history. First discovered by the Arabs, the name Alfalfa comes from the Arabic al-fac-facah, which means, ‘Father Of All Foods’. According to an early Oriental herbarium, alfalfa tops the list of 896 plants cited, and originated in Persia. Alfalfa (M. sativa), a native of Asia, didn’t reach North America until around 1850 or 1860. Native Americans adapted alfalfa quickly for human use, as well as for animals. In England and South Africa it is called Buffalo herb.
Called Mu-su, this is one of the plants said to have been brought to China by General Chang Chien of the Han dynasty. The mu-su is included among the vegetables, and was formerly extensively cultivated; and in some parts of China, is still grown. It is found growing almost of its own accord.
The first documented use of this herb by the Chinese dates back to the 6th century. Chinese healers use alfalfa to treat kidney stones and to relieve fluid retention and swelling. Chinese name: Muxu or zimu
The Sting Plant (Psoralea lanceolata) known as White alfalfa (Native American name “Pooy sonib”) has fibrous roots that can be split exceptionally fine for string, nets, etc. Fragrant, and will not rot in water.
Alfalfa contains a wide variety of minerals including iron, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, sulfur, chlorine, sodium, potassium, silicon, and trace elements. It is also a good source of Vitamin E, Vitamin C and Vitamin K, which is necessary for blood clotting.
Alfalfa contains essential amino acids, which are not made by the body but must be obtained from food sources. Because Alfalfa is so easy to assimilate, it is used as the base in vitamins and supplements and it contains the highest chlorophyll content of any plant (in fact, it is used in Liquid Chlorophyll, which has a very high nutrient content).
Cleansing the blood
Helping alleviate allergies
Aids in blood clotting
Promotes healthy digestion
Can easy morning sickness
Is helpful in reversing tooth decay and remineralizing teeth
Great source of Vitamin K so it helps improve Baby’s Vitamin K levels at birth if mom drinks during pregnancy (recipe for an herbal tea for pregnancy here)
Supports the pituitary gland
Supportive during nursing
Helps ease morning sickness
Helps ease gout
Aids with all forms of arthritis
Alfalfa is used in alternative medicine to reduce cholesterol and blood pressure. The high concentration of alkaloids in Alfalfa make it useful in reducing blood sugar levels.
It is also commonly used as a blood detoxifier and for any types of arthritis or joint problems. It is a great source of many nutrients and is generally considered safe for children, adults and pregnant/nursing mothers.
The one caution about alfalfa is not to use in combination with blood thinning agents or medications as it is so effective it can interfere or amplify the effects of these.
Alfalfa helps flush out excess water and as such increases urination and helps relieve bloating and water retention. It is useful in the treatment of urinary tract infections, kidney and bladder infections and helps to flush out toxins.
As a general tonic and blood purifier, alfalfa is useful in rebuilding the body after a prolonged illness. It also helps to lower cholesterol levels and reduces plaque buildup on artery walls. Alfalfa also acts as an anti-inflammatory in some cases and may be used to reduce the pain and swelling of many conditions.
Alfalfa aids the body in absorbing nutrients from other foods and reduces fat production, making it useful for dieters.
Large amounts of alfalfa can disrupt reproductive cycles, especially when the whole fresh plant is consumed.
Pregnant women should consult a physician before using alfalfa, and should not consume the seeds which contain chemicals that promote menstruation and may lead to miscarriage.
Highlights from the Rebecca Mader Saturday Afternoon Panel at Creation NJ.
Asked about bloopers or mistakes: She starts giggling, “My favorite thing is when someone forgets their lines. I don’t know why but it really really tickles my fancy. When someone just completely blanks on a scene I just loose it. There was a scene, I can’t remember what episode it was … it was quite recently. There was Hades, me, the Charmings, Jen, and Jared and we all had that Once Upon a Time book and were passing it around and we were all Hashtag!Invested and we all had one line… like my line, line, line… and we’re all passing the book. And we just couldn’t get through it. And it was on green screen and we got to the point when we couldn’t even look at each other anymore. There was another one recently, you know the one in the clock tower where you had Emma and Regina on top and I’m looking up at them and you know Gold’s trying to take all the magic and we all had one line each and we just couldn’t do it. And then Colin just couldn’t say his line right and it was hilarious!” *she does an impersonation falling into an irish accent as he messes up* “By the end I told him don’t take offense but i’m just going to have to face the other way while you deliver this line of dialog because I was totally throwing him off.”
What was it like when you found out you were going to have Regina’s boyfriend’s baby? “Ohhhh awkward… that was a fun day at the office. I was in my car and I was in Beverly Hills and Adam and Eddy called me and asked ‘Do you want to be undeaded?’ ‘I would love to be undeaded.’ ‘We’d love to have you back on the show, guess what you’ve been Maid Marion all along.’ ‘Oh my god.’ ‘And you killed her.’ ‘Oh my god!’ ‘And you’re pregnant with Robin’s baby.’ ‘OH MY GOD!!’ The fans are going to kill me! But I didn’t write it. It was really intense. But really fun to play.”
No one are really pranksters. She’s been planning on pranking Lana because she’s super organized in her chair and set up with all her snacks and she was going to cover her entire table in trash. Shhh no one tell Lana.
Which Zelena do you prefer, envious of Regina or close to Regina? “I don’t feel like I’m playing tow different characters. I feel like they’ve written this arc in a really cool way like I’ve gone on this journey where I started off being really bitter party of one and now I’ve come all this way to having that closure with my mum. In that episode Sisters where you find out that Regina and Zelena knew each other all along and used to love each other it was so meaningful and so moving I’m really interested to see where that relationship is going to go. I think deep down there will always be something of the essence of being the villain in Zelena. I’m always going to be a little bit wicked. I’m always going to be sarcastic. I’m going to be interested to see what happens with my character. I don’t want to be a complete goody because that’s boring. Hopefully they’ll keep me wicked because I adore that.”
Favorite scene: “I really really enjoyed the stuff I did with Cora and Regina in 5.19. Working with Barbara Hershey is such a talented iconic actor it was amazing. That episode was so amazing for all three of us. We all love each other in real life….” They were all squeezing hands and being there for each other, “It was very girl power and three women doing it together. It was just wonderful to share that and one of the best days.”
About being Green and have you ever been freaked out by yourself? “Yes. Yes I have.” Laying back while other people put the makeup. “It’s in a separate trailer so they don’t gas the other actors but whatever, my lungs I can take it.” The makeup takes an hour and a half and than you don’t notice it. “Except for my hands. If my hands are ever green it gets over everything and going to the loo is very difficult. I’ve got these press on nails and if I go to pull my dress up they go pa-ching! I’m in my trailer on my hands and knees trying to find my bloody nails. Then I’ll forget. There aren’t any mirrors on set. When I’m green we have to shoot on blue screen because if we shot on green screen I would disappear. I would just be eyes and teeth. There is this story about how much of a muppet I can be. I went to the director and said ‘You know it’s weird I never shoot on the green screen…’ ‘Seriously? Just think about it.’ ‘Ohhhhhh.’ Then I’ll forget because there are no mirrors or anything and I’ll go to the loo or to my trailer and go ‘OH MY GOD!’ before I remember it’s just me. It’s quite a scary look but if you are in it for like 15 hours you forget…”
Is Cora Zelena’s happy ending? *from the audience a shout* “Cora should be no one’s happy ending.” “I don’t think Cora was Zelena’s happy ending ending but having that closure … I mean being abandoned by my parents in the forest is a little bit intense. That’s where all that rage and jealousy was coming from so in that episode that was hugely appealing besides having a baby which softened her heart a little bit but definitely having that closure with her mum was part of that path to healing. But I don’t know what her happy ending is.”
Will they still stay as sisters or will the rivalry break out again? “Let’s be honest the Queen is Back. We don’t know how that’s going to play out but it’s about to get real real quick. I swear to god I don’t know. I suppose I could call but I’d rather not know. I would rather find out as the scripts come along. But she literally split into two so that’s a bit different.”
Will Zelena be visiting Roland with his baby sister, or would it be too awkward considering she did kill his mother. *Bex faux awkward shifting* “I’d like to think so. She does owe him. At least a college fund or something. There aren’t any colleges in the forest but … But I think it would be really good if Regina and Zelena took baby Robin to visit and make sure everything was alright.”
Bex talked about how adorable Raphael Alejandro is and how she’d just like to bite him… “I had to restrain myself from biting him.” / “But I promise I’ll visit and try to make it up to him.”
How does it feel like to know people would pretty much die to meet you? “Really weird. Really really weird.” She started to cry at this point. Not fake crying real crying. “It’s really really really weird. To be part of something so special. Like the show is special and it resonates with so many people. It’s so overwhelming. You can feel it. You can feel the impact it’s having. And I can’t help but feel special to be part of it. People go ‘Oh my god it’s you!’ and I’m like eh? It’s really really really really weird because inside of me I’m still the chubby girl with acne that got bullied at lunch time so part of me is still that inner child who had a really rough childhood. It’s still a huge part of who I am. Sometimes I have to remind myself that my dreams came true.”
“I fell really hard core for Rumple and the Evil Queen. Like as a fan. If I took myself out of the show those two would be my favorite.”
Her new favorite quote after “Oops” is… her line from 5.18…
She didn’t want to answer a question about best friend on set and listed the entire female cast. “I can’t pick.”
Ross is her favorite Friends character.
Favorite world: “I love being in Oz because I love my monkeys. They are really cute. They’re typically a stand with a bit of cardboard on it. That will look really good on telly. I love shooting in Fairy Tale Land because we’re actually in a really beautiful forest in British Columbia which I really love.”
“You are always rooting for yourself because if your not who is? Even when I get a script and I say ‘oh dear, the fans are going to hate me for this one.’ When I’m her I’m always rooting for her. The good thing about villains, especially on this show is they never think that they are villains they’re completely justified in doing what they’re doing. Like strangling a child… stealing a baby… you are like ‘hello I’ve got an endgame here…’”
Hardest scene to film: “So when I died… not for real… in season [she says four but she means three] we were in this massive barn and it’s when I’ve got the heart and the brain and everything that I needed for my time travel spell… which really didn’t work… except I did go kill Marian so it sort of did… we had everything laid out on the ground and that was just brutal because I vadered Regina and then she pulled me along … no gold pulled me dragged along the mud and it just took all day and the mud smelled like poo. It was just a day in poo and it was cold… oh this is a pooy day.”
She doesn’t want to be anyone else on the show. She likes being Zelena.
Bex thinks Zelena is more powerful magically than Regina.
About raising baby Robin with Regina. “I don’t know but I am about to find out.” But she talked about how important it would be for them as family to come together and raise her.
Why did you want to kill Rumplestiltskin, he was sick. “No, I didn’t want to kill him. I was trying to strike a deal with him because he was trying to kill me because I killed his son. I was striking a deal so that I could come back without him killing me.”
Favorite thing about being on Once Upon a Time. “You lot. I mean if you are on a CSI or a Law and Order or something like that you don’t get to do any of this.” She talks about all the great things about people connecting in fandom and her love of being part of that. “Hashtag!rewarding.”
What is your favorite thing about being famous. “I get to waltz with children.” [It had happened a few minutes before.] “I couldn’t do that when I worked in supermarkets.”
Her favorite costume is this…
Which is called her “hero look” [in this case hero is a film term for a prop or costume that is most detailed and best seen on screen].
She’s really loves Wicked and has seen it twice once in 2009 and once this year. She saw an understudy in New York this time and “she crushed it!”
“I may have seen some fanfiction.” [Recording unintelligible for the rest of her answer.]
I’m just so proud of how many people are here for you and the fan support of you… “I had no idea. I had no idea. Initially I was told I was going to be in eight episodes and then byeeee…. I had no idea that I was going to get to come back. I had no idea that what impact that might be or if I was ever going to have any fans. They kept telling me that the fans were going to hate me for what we’re going to make you do. I was expecting constant hate and I was really surprised by how much love I got from the fans. I think a lot of that is less about Zelena and more about being me and being on social media. It’s been… it’s been really shocking and overwhelming.”
“I’ve been through a lot of ups and downs in my life, in my career. Just over three years ago I had no money and I was severely in debt and I was homeless. Just over three years ago. And I thought what am I going to do? I think I thought I’d have to go back to England and move in with my mum and dad. I had this audition … I thought this is it. It’ll get me my own apartment. I can come back from this. And I got in my car and my tank was empty. And I didn’t have any money and all my credit cards were overdrawn and what am I going to do? So I called a friend who had two kids and she had to leave her kids with a neighbor and walk to to the Bank of America to get $100 out walk to Chase put it in my account. I rolled down the hill on my brake pedal and found a gas station waiting for it to clear to put the money in my account and drove to my audition… and now I’m sitting in front of a thousand people crying. You never know. It can just take one phone call, one email, one moment for you to be the best person you can be. I’ve said it before and I know it sounds cheesy but I just kept believing, I kept believing for that. And Adam and Eddy called and asked if I wanted to be on Once Upon a Time and I said ‘YES PLEASE!’”
Allora, il 27 maggio 2014, io avevo scritto un post su tumblr, dove c'era scritto ‘voglio conoscere qualcuno di nuovo’ e fra i messaggi mi è arrivato il suo*-*, abbiamo iniziato a parlare, poi mi ha aggiunta su Facebook e abbiamo continuato a parlare lì.
Pooi, dopo mi ha dato il suo numero e parlavamo su whatsappoloo.
Passano i giorni e non ci scriviamo, avevo troppa paura di disturbare, quando l'11 giugno mi scrive 'non ti sei fatta più sentire:c’ ed io ho urlato per tutta casa 'O MEEEEO DEEEEEO’. AHHAHAHAHA, Poi da quel giorno ci scrivevamo sempre. C'era sempre per me, ed era diventato la mia ancora, la mia salvezza. Lo è tutt'ora.
Io sono innamorata persa di lui, ma siamo solo amici, lui per me è importante e io per lui.
Combattiamo ogni giorno, e sappiamo entrambi che un giorno ci abbracceremo.
ran from the plane to celebrate pooi’s 19th birthday yesterday. she is the smiley one in the middle and we have been best friends since 3rd grade. there is nothing more important and more powerful than a friendship that stands the test of time, than love that adapts. Pooi, u have known me happy and in love and peeing myself (literally) of laughter and feeling on top of the world and u’ve known me anxious and distant and broken and u have been just as present and just as patient for both. for friends like you I can’t thank God enough. i love you. by camila_cabello
I have a life guys. I don’t just sit on tumblr. You only need to message me once about rebloggingg something . I keep my asks. That’s why I don’t reply sometimes. I keep them so I can reblog later. I don’t mind rebloggingg but please only message me once.
Today I’m at the gym and then going to the pool to get sun on the one day that’s not raining. Then I have homework.
Okay. Sounds good.