practical magic mine

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Female-Centric Films with Strong Bechdel Passes ✷ Practical Magic (1998)

Of course you’re going to see me again! We’ll grow old together. It’s going to be you and me living in a big house, these two old biddies with all these cats. I bet we even die on the same day.

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That Which You Cannot Undo  by: uraneia

Because the man standing on Stiles’s front porch is easily the most attractive person Stiles has ever laid eyes on. Cheekbones like cut glass. Stubble so even you could sand a canoe. Dark hair, straight nose, eyes like a watercolor painting. He looks kinda pissed. Stiles thinks, Damn, I wish I’d put on real pants.

Then he gets a hit of the guy’s aura and makes time for even more regrets.

Before he even knows it’s a tell he’s stepping back, already calling on his spark, letting power gather at his fingertips, though Goddess knows he can’t pull enough to put down a werewolf. Not one this powerful. The taste of all that strength is fresh, simmering just beneath the surface.

Stiles can see the second the guy figures out he’s a witch. His nostrils twitch and his eyes flash red.

But he doesn’t look angry anymore. In fact, he just seems… surprised. “Uh,” he says as his eyes fade back to green-brown. “Hi.”

Stiles lets the magic dissipate. It takes the last of his headache with it, and he curses himself for not thinking of that earlier. A little adrenaline rush goes a long way. “Hi,” he parrots. “Um. So you’re a werewolf.”

The man nods. “And you’re a mage.”

With a snort, Stiles corrects the word. “A witch. I’m far too young to be a mage.”

That earns him a curious look, but the guy doesn’t ask for elaboration. “My name is Derek Hale. I’m looking for Dr. Martin.”

Of course. A ridiculously hot werewolf shows up on Stiles’s doorstep. Who else would he be there for? “Well, you’d better come in, then,” he says. He’s wary, but he doesn’t actually sense any malicious intent. “Have you eaten breakfast?”

By twenty-eight, Stiles has resigned himself to a quiet life of working in his magic shop, selling Jackson Whittemore fart-inducing tea, and looking after his goddaughter. It’s a good life. But the quiet goes to hell when his sister, Lydia, shows up with a crispy werewolf in her trunk and a bite mark on her shoulder, because hard on her heels comes the hottest person Stiles has ever seen, and he happens to be looking for his uncle.

You know, the dead guy Stiles helped Lydia bury last night.

(Or: the Pracitical Magic AU nobody asked for.)

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get to know me meme - [22/25] films
↳ practical magic (1998) dir. griffin dunne

“There are some things, after all, that Sally Owens knows for certain: Always throw spilled salt over your left shoulder. Keep rosemary by your garden gate. Add pepper to your mashed potatoes. Plant roses and lavender, for luck. Fall in love whenever you can.”

@jaydewolf and I cleaned the apartment today. For me, that included brewing up some floor wash (as well as using that wash to paint some protective sigils on our doors), freshening up my little altar to bring happiness and love into our home, and burning some purifying candles in each room. The apartment feels and smells great. 


All Purpose Floor Wash:

Boil Salt, Pine Needles or Oil, Orange Peels or Oil, Bay Leaves, Red Rose Petals, White Rose Petals, Peppermint, Hyssop, Basil, Rosemary, and Full Moon Protection Salt in water. Strain and add warm water and a splash of white vinegar to this solution. 

Purification Candles: 

Sprinkle Pine Oil, Lavender, and Peppermint on white tea lights and burn. 

Minecraft Employment Spell

Since I’m moving across the country next week with my fiancee @queerwit ​) and our familiar (aka our dog Boo), she’s looking for a job, and all of my usual supplies are already packed up for the big move, not to mention that I’m low on spoons from packing and money from putting a deposit down on our new apartment.  Thanks to some inspiration from @stormwaterwitch ​‘s post about using minecraft for magick, I came up with a solution- below are instructions for my minecraft spell to find employment at a well paying job!

*I highly recommend performing this spell in creative mode. I originally started in survival mode in a world where I have spent many, many hours but found that I simply didn’t have the materials I wanted for the spell, and moving around is much easier when you are able to fly freely*

1) If starting a new world (I did), build a space to practice magic. Here’s mine:

I planted roses for their power in magick and poppies for their personal significance to me.

2) Decorate your space with green banners. Green is used to represent real world money (if you’re from the US like me) and the in game currency (emeralds). Here’s what that looked like for me:

However, it can look different for different spaces; as long as you have a few hanging around, that’ll work.

3) Place a furnace on your work space/altar and begin to smelt emerald ore into 9 emeralds. Though it’s easier to simply obtain emeralds through mining or straight from the inventory, smelting them charges them and makes your spell more powerful.

4) Place blaze powder and bottles o’enchanting (to give your spell power), nether stars (to bring you a good job) and emeralds (to make sure the job pays well), in a chest in front of your witchcraft space, arranged like this:

It’s also important to make sure there’s a ledge above your chest for the next step. I placed mine like this:

5) Run a bucket of lava over the chest to seal the spell and give it a final kick!

logic would seem to dictate that the lava would burn up the chest, but it doesn’t

6) Save and quit, then start/continue applying for jobs!