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anonymous asked:

Where did you study fairy faith?

I started in university in Celtic Studies which was the focus of my Cultural And Historical Studies BA. I officially dedicated myself to fairy faith in 2001 before that I had just done the simple magic my family taught me since I was little and the stuff that had been happening with my familiar since my early teens.

Then I studied directly with RJ Stewart in his Faery Tradition workshops as well as of course reading his books. RJ introduced me to powerful fairy allies and helped me connect more with my familiar although I still didn’t understand it’s nature.

Around the same time I did an online program Heritage Witchcraft. This is where I really learned the nature of my familiar in depth as the familiar is the focus of this tradition. I completed the HWA program and was initiated–it is a dual observance Quaker and Fairy Faith focused American tradition which matches my heritage.

However, my main focus the last several years is apprenticing with a teacher in the Feri tradition, another American dual observance witch tradition. Feri is a tradition that takes many years to prepare for initiation, so I am still just a beginner in that training. I am working on a more detailed post about that, but it’s gonna take while to finish writing it.

What we really need is an adaptation of the original 1740 The Beauty and the Beast

So were you aware that the The Beauty and the Beast story we all know is a heavily abridged and rewritten version of a much longer novella by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve?  And that a lot of the plot holes existing in the current versions exist because the 1756 rewrite cut out the second half of the novella, which consisted entirely of the elaborate backstory that explains all the weird shit that happened before?  And that the elaborate backstory is presented in a way that’s kind of boring because the novel had only just been invented in 1740 and no one knew how they worked yet, but contains a bazillion awesome ideas that beg for a modern retelling?  And that you are probably not aware that the modern world needs this story like air but the modern world absolutely needs this story like air?  Allow me to explain:

The totally awesome elaborate backstory that explains Beauty and the Beast

  • Once upon a time there was a king, a queen, and their only son
  • But while the prince was still in his infancy, in a neat reversal of how these fairy tales usually go, the king tragically died, leaving his wife to act as Regent until their son reaches maturity
  • Unfortunately, the rulers of all the lands surrounding them go, “Hmm, the kingdom is ruled by a woman now, it must be weak, time for an invasion!”
  • And the Queen goes, “Well, if I let some general fight all these battles for me, he’ll totally amass enough fame and power to make a bid for the throne; if I want to protect my son’s crown, I have no choice but to take up arms and lead the troops myself!
  • (Btw, I want to stress that this woman is not Eowyn or Boudica and nothing in the way her story is presented suggests that she had any interest martial exploits before or in any way came to enjoy them during these battles.  This is a perfectly ordinary court lady who would much rather be embroidering altar covers for the royal chapel and playing with her child until necessity made her go, “Oh no, this sucks, I guess I have to become a Warrior Queen now” and she just happened to kick ass at it anyway.)
  • And the Queen totally kicked ass, but the whole “twice as good for half the credit” thing meant that no matter how many battles she won, potential enemies refused to take her and her army seriously until she had defeated them so no sooner would she fend off one invasion than another one would pop up on a different border.
  • So she spent the majority of her young son’s life away from the castle leading armies, but it was OK because she left him in the care of her two best friends, who just happen to be fairies!  This was an awesome idea because a) fairies have magic, and therefore are like the best people to protect the prince from any threats and b) fairies consider themselves to be so above humanity that the lowest fairy outranks the highest mortal, so they’d have no interest in taking a human throne.  Good thing they were both good fairies instead of one good and one evil one!
  • (Spoiler:  they were not both good fairies.)
  • So the two fairies basically take turns raising the prince until he’s old enough to rule.  And on the eve of his twenty-first birthday, the evil older one comes into the prince’s bedroom.
  • “So listen, kid.  You’re about to become king, your mother’s on her way home from the war to see you crowned, and I have a third piece of good news for you!  You see, I’ve actually been spending so much time here lately because Fairyland’s become a bit too hot to hold me for reasons totally not related to me being secretly evil.  And if I have to hang in the human world, I might as well reside in the upper echelons of it, so even though as a powerful fairy I completely eclipse your puny human status in a staggeringly unimaginable way, since you’re about to be king and since my premonition that I should stick this whole guardianship thing out because you would be hot one day has totally proved accurate (go me), I will graciously lower myself to allowing you to marry me.  Please feel free to grovel at my feet in gratitude.  (Btw, we can totally start the wedding night now, we’ll tell your mother about it when she arrives tomorrow.)”

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anonymous asked:

Senpai ;-; I got so happy thinking finally we were gonna get a reunion sense all the other couples got to have one but Nooo Gruvia didn't get one ;-; so I'm sad and crying and don't know what to think. Even tho we will have a new chapter out tomorrow meaning Monday but I Bet we won't get a Reunion either ;-;

Im so so so sorry for my late reply…. and thank you for your message

Originally posted by mariaslittlestuff

Well …

Originally posted by sawdustonchips

we are used to the fact that Mashima puts aside Juvia, and that Gray forgets Juvia for this concentrate on his objective

But there, Juvia was not just wounded, she was dead …

Originally posted by ykchahine

I think only one “window/pannel” would enough to see Gray, before leaving,
saying a word, or a look, or just asked to Ever or Porlyussica : take care of her

  A little “consideration” from him, just that…

It is not so and I’m getting used to it

Since the Avatar arc, Mashima despairs me with the management of Juvia’s character

I mean: WHY !?

Originally posted by yourreactiongifs

I even came to the conclusion that he don’t like this character …
So much I’m desperate… (i knw it’s not true but it’s just that.. sometimes I don’t understand why Mashima-sensei…)

I don’t understand him, and indeed I don’t even want to try to understand,

Since the end of Tartaros arc, Mashima has lost all logic,
Avatar is one of the worst arcs, but I must admit that Alvarez arc dethrone it,

I knw that Juvia is a secondary character, I have understood since the first day I liked this character, and I knew that I must have enjoyed each of these events, because they will be precious

But there … seriously Mashima?
set aside Juvia…again… again? With so much ease?

Originally posted by n-wordbelike

My heart is divided btw anger and tiredness by the ease with which Mashima do that

So I tried to ask myself: it’s because I love this character so much then I’m not trully objective?
So I tried to understand and analyze that…

But my conclusion is always the same: Mashima doesn’t do justice to this character

I cannot really blame him because I knw he does his best to give importance to each of these characters but…

Even though I’m sad that there were no scenes of gruvia and
Beyond the situation with Gray, Juvia is a character in her own right, she possesses her personality,

Originally posted by lawlu

her fragility, her shyness

Originally posted by ogkillua

But above all she possesses an incredible power: water

Originally posted by okami-fr

One of the 4 elements on earth,

I have never seen any manga with such enormous power and as badly exploited with Juvia

She could lift the oceans,

Originally posted by oldestguitar

unleash the sea, create a tsunami,

Originally posted by juuviias

a tidal wave, tranform her water to ice,

Originally posted by clairedelunes24

there is so much incredible possibility

When I see Laxus (lightning elements),

Originally posted by stellar-queen-lucy

Natsu (fire element )

Originally posted by im-satan-and-what-blog

and wendy (air element )

Originally posted by yakkionigirizoro

I wonder but : Where is the water in all this?

Why doesn’t Juvia deserve a real fight too?
It is the only character whose power is not seen to evolve

They’re all got power up, but not Juvia, why?

I knw she’s a Gray support character, but she’s also a full-fledged character, she’s also part of the guild, and she‘s the only major character we don’t really know the past,

I find it so unfair,

I would have liked Juvia slapping Gray, on his return from Avatar, and doesn’t forgive him so easily

Originally posted by ftanimae

But I would have liked even more a slap to stop Gray during his ice-shied

But once again Natsu stops him…

Originally posted by fullmetal-dragneel

I don’t try to insert Gruvia everywhere, because it takes a logic to use Juvia, but here Natsu’s intervention was a scriptwriting ease, no surprise , is too easy!

Juvia could not find him for 6 months during Avatar arc, but when she felt him in danger against Briaya, she appeared magically cared for,

But here, she didn’t feel that the man she loves, above all , was about to commit suicide?

That doesn’t make sense… No… Mashima  prefers to let her sleep…

Meanwhile Natsu :
-  died twice,
-  fought Zeref,
- fought Jacob,
- survived August attack,
- fought Gray
- fight again Zeref …

When Wendy :
- fought Dimaria,
- Torafusa,
- Random,
- Eileen,
- Cared of Juvia of death,
- Cures Erza,
- Wounded to death by Eileen,
- She used countless times her dragon force

but she manages to get up… while in Oracion seis arc , she was hardly if she managed to cure the poison in the Erza arm

Speaking about Erza, seriously?
- Fought kyoka, and the other two, + - random Eileen’s Power
- Fought Ajeel + Jupiter
- Fought Eileen (+ dragon form), explodes a meteor, breaks the bones,

But she remains standing …

Originally posted by kissmyphan

It reminds me of her fight against Kyoka where she has removed these 5 senses,

BUT JUVIA, she stayed K.O ( The character of Phantom Lord and pretender to the S . Mage )

Originally posted by sooper-dee-dooper-natural

Not …seriously, I sometimes understand the scriptwriting ease and found pretexts to put the secondary characters in the background to make the main team shine, but here, this is really ridiculous!

Gray leaves… without a word for Juvia, without a look…

Just look at the behavior of Lucy who stayed at the bedside of Natsu the two times he was sick, and once again even though she is back, she is next to Natsu during his fight against Zeref, I find it very beautiful , And that means a lot

I knw Gray to these goals, but dont uses the character of Juvia just when Mashima needs her

- Tartaros Arc : Juvia set aside,
- Avatar Arc : Juvia set aside for a fever, (seriously? )
She forgives Gray at the speed of light
Without a word, without explanation,

- Alvarez Arc : COMBO !!! Mashima set aside her ,
again again and again….

Originally posted by i-am-a-lucky-artefact

It tires me, and I don’t want any more excuses for Mashima because there are none…

Ps : I’m sorry to answer like this, and if my answer may be disappointing… :s
But i love gruvia, i love Juvia and i love Gray ,
I love Mashima more but for now I don’t understand him

Originally posted by memoli123stuff

Where Did All the Fairy Godmothers Go?

It happened so slowly, most didn’t even realise it was happening.

The disappearance of the Fairy Godmothers.

Nobody knows where they went, but then again nobody bothered to ask. It seemed as though they’d always been there, so it wasn’t much of a surprise that no-one asked where they went until it was too late to get an answer. 

After all, the world was a big place and growing bigger every year. There were so many people. More than when the Fairy Godmother’s had first appeared.

More people than they ever hope could help. 

Magic could only do so much when they were so vastly outnumbered.

What was once commonplace became a lottery of sorts. Who would be amongst those lucky enough to meet a Fairy Godmother? To have all their dreams come true? Their problems solved? Who were the haves and who were the have-nots?

It didn’t matter how good a person was, all that mattered was being in the right place at the right time, crying the right amount of tears.

Really, it was inevitable that the backlash against Fairy Godmothers would rise over time, as the world grew bigger and fewer people got a chance at a magical happily ever after.

People always want a quick fix for their problems.

Yet, in the midst of the uproar, the anger, the envy, people forgot that Fairy Godmothers were people too. Of course, they weren’t entirely human, so it was easy to strip them of said humanity, to see them as these beacons of fate, handing out happily-ever-afters on a whim and leaving the rest of the population to rot.

It was easy to forget the fairies who had raised their children in secret.

Easy to forget the ones who loved and watched over the orphaned ones, as though they were their own.

Easy to forget the ones who protected them against the darker forces in the world, as well as those who wielded them.

Until, one day, people began to notice that it had been weeks since they’d spotted the familiar flutters of sparkling wings. There were no whispers of magical happenings at peoples’ doors, no rumours to spread. Cries for help went unanswered for everyone. It seemed at last that the world was equal- at least in terms of those hated magical shortcuts.

Some celebrated a return to fairness, others felt stabs of guilt at having pushed an entire group of beings into hiding. A few hoped they’d come back if only to help those less fortunate- who now seemed to be suffering more than ever in the fairies absence.

(There were certain murmurs among the younger folk, those who had been too small to ever be graced by fairies power, about how vocal those in positions of power had been in their hatred for the Fairy Godmothers. But those criticisms were quickly squashed by those who were louder, older, angrier.)

Weeks turned into months, months turned into years, and soon Fairy Godmothers were a distant memory. They became nothing more than stories to tell dazzled children, all with the understanding that Fairy Godmothers weren’t real- that if their children wanted a happily ever after, they would have to earn it like their forefathers before them.

Fairy Godmothers didn’t exist.

And their children would just have to accept that and move on.