PSA - A Safety in Magic Warning for the New Spellcaster
This is stemming from a conversation I’ve just had with someone who was experiencing heart palpitations, dizziness and weakness from rapidly going onto a 7day fast for a bit of magic as advised by a more experienced spellcaster, who I’m sure meant no harm (but needs to be hung drawn and quartered anyway), and it is VERY important for all beginners to understand.
If something you are doing involves anything that makes you physically ill, dizzy, feint, puts you in pain, or makes your heart feel funny… Anything like that STOP! If it is not an expected, known, and reasonable response* to what you are doing STOP STOP STOP! This includes burning incense, rubbing salve on yourself, some meditation breathing techniques, fasting…
You could be having an allergic reaction, something may be mixing with medications, you may be putting yourself at serious risk.
STOP. Eat something, have some water. If your symptoms are serious - vomiting, diarrhoea, heart palpitations ect contact a medical professional. Your Gods and spirits will wait. They want you alive and well so you can do the work.
Once you’re feeling ok you can contact someone else who is more experienced than yourself and talk to them (not the initial person unless you know them well and trust them to be honest rather than bullshit and gaslight you), they may be able to offer advice on how to proceed. You may need to adjust your spell work, change the type of fast you’re on, work with a different breathing technique or herb/scent etc.
Work around the problem, do not force your way through it, you could seriously harm yourself.
Your health and safety must be put first at all times. Killing yourself does not support your witchcraft. Trust me.
This is also a good reason why you should try to keep your posts for spell help public while you’re learning and relying on forums, it stops people giving you potentially bad advice going unchecked. I know that if I had seen the advice this person was given I would have said ‘Hey, that could be dangerous, here’s some ways to make it less dangerous’ or offered a different way of approaching the working.
And the person who gave the advice probably didn’t think that it was dangerous, it’s probably something that person has done many times before, but what is good and safe for me isn’t necessarily what is good and safe for you. The person who was experiencing the palpitations probably didn’t tell the person advising them that they were on a specific medication that I just happened to know doesn’t mix with sudden fasting, and I wouldn’t have thought to ask (most likely) if I haven’t had medication-magic mishaps before.
*normal or expected side effects are shit like feeling dizzy because you’ve spun around in circles, or light headed because you’re utilising a mind-altering substance for example.
Let’s not put unflagged porn in sfw tags that tons of people look at to relax. I can’t even look at some of my favorite aesthetic tags anymore without being exposed to porn. Why can’t I look at the ‘cute’ 'princess’ 'cat’ 'kitten’ or even on occasion 'pink’ tag without being exposed to porn? Porn is showing up in most of these tags with safe search on. I like to post cute animals and pretty colors to calm and uplift others. I’m usually a pretty calm and level-headed person, but I’m really getting irritated. It’s not hard to tag your nudes as nsfw. It’s not hard to tag your bondage posts as nsfw. It’s so easy! It’s 4 letters that could save a person from a panic attack.
Please just try to remember that 13 year olds use this site now, and they can’t even go into tags that appeal to them due to this problem. Heck, I mean I’m 20, and it still makes me uncomfortable to be bombarded with these images while I’m trying to relax myself. I’m not telling anyone to stop posting nsfw, just please tag it. I will be so happy and filled with love if you tag it so I can enjoy my favorite things, and minors can be safe.
I have been thinking of Kingdom Hearts 3. The fact that the game is in development. The fact that the game is for the PS4. The fact that it’s most likely to come in 2017. We’re so close. So close to the epic grand finale that we’ve all been desperately waiting for. It’s been such a journey that has lasted over ten years and it’s amazing how we’ve been able to stick to the hype pain train for so long. And now we’re about to be rewarded for our patience.
But as the game draws ever near, there is one thing that we all could care to remind ourselves.
When KH3 finally comes out in Japan and eventually everywhere else, please please please
DO NOT SPOIL THE GAME!
As we know, the Kingdom Hearts series is heavily focused on the story and the characters. We all know that Nomura is planning something grand and emotional for the finale of Sora’s story.
But we already know a lot about KH3 already!
Tangled is in the game. Big Hero 6 is in the game. The summons are Disney Rides. Mt. Olympus from Hercules is a world. The Rock Giant is a boss. Aqua’s trip in the Realm of Darkness is the opening hour to the game. Kairi is going to wield a keyblade. All of the characters might be playable.
The point is: WE ALL KNOW TOO MUCH AND WEDON’T EVEN HAVE A RELEASE DATE YET!
If we keep going on like this, by the time KH3 finally comes out we will know everything that happens! I know the KH fandom is desperate for knowledge. I’m desperate for knowledge. To be a KH fan is to be a wonderer in the gaming desert looking for the ever distant oasis.
But because this game will be the climax of the entire series thus far, it is imperative to not spoil it for everyone else no matter how desperate we might be. We’ve all waited for so long, but it would really stink if someone were to ruin your 10+ year long wait a week before the game’s release.
When the game comes out in Japan, I’m going to hide from the internet. I’m deleting my notifications. I will put my RPs on hold. I will even use an encyclopedia instead of google when I need to look up something. Even if you do use tags, Tumblr is finicky and I don’t want to be spoiled by a glitch! I want to experience this game as blind as possible and I’m sure a lot of people will agree.
Let’s please be mindful of each other as this finale comes over the gaming horizon. Give us time to absorb the thing. Don’t forget to use the “read more” feature and please use your tags. And most importantly, remember that we’re all in this together.
This has been a friendly PSA for my fellow KH nerds! ^^
I may have to delete my tumblr due to the log in issue, I’m very worried that I my email may have been hacked long ago and is why the email isn’t working anymore on both my browser and the browser version on mobile. I’m a very paranoid ugly bean tm.
Listen as the media repeats these phrases exactly as they are told to.
“A child’s happiness is priceless, especially on a birthday.”
“Economic factors may take some spring out of the Easter Bunny’s step this year.”
“Conan O'Brien may be about to push the envelope on late night television.”
The audience is laughing in the video. I find this strange and kinda
shocking actually. After about 10 seconds it stops being funny and you
realize what this means for the people of The United States of America.
We pride our selves on “Freedom of Information”. Our television news
is no better than the media in China, Russia or North Korea.
“None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Please, understand that you are valid and important. That it is OK to start small! You should, in fact. Please don’t go from “oh! I meditated once so now I’m gonna juMP RIGHT INTO SPIRIT COMPANIONSHIP AND CHANNELING!”
Please, don’t do that. Take it slow. LEARN! Practice. Know the basics before you fling yourself at advanced stuff. I’ve had way too many people come to me on here lamenting the fact that they couldn’t handle the magick they’d called for, and the reason was always that they didn’t know what the hell they were doing when they called it. Can’t astral travel or communicate with spirits at all? Don’t get into a spirit companionship and don’t start trying to be a god phone/ God spouse. Don’t know the basics of self care and protection with channeling? Don’t invoke a primal warrior goddess known to be fond of bloodshed. Please take it easy…..
Several years ago when I was sharing an apartment with my mom, I’d had a really bad weekend. Epic bad. I can’t remember everything but I do remember getting hurt, breaking yet another valuable electronic thing, and the oven in our apartment actually bursting into flames because of a ridiculous drip-catching silicone mat my mother had purchased. We laughed about it later but there was actual fire in our actual kitchen and it was the shit icing on my shitty weekend cake.
A cute boy at the record shop where I worked was making conversation with me and he asked me, seemingly with genuine interest, how my weekend had been. I laughed and said it had sucked and when he asked why I skipped most of my woes and said only, “Well my kitchen caught fire, so that was crazy…”
“Oh,” he said, sounding like I had disappointed him. “See I thought it had been something bad like maybe someone died or there was a real disaster.”
His tone was scolding, like I shouldn’t have told him my story at all. I was a little shocked.
“Uh… well… yeah, no one got hurt.”
“Yeah so at least you didn’t have a real reason to have a bad day.”
I’ve thought about that a lot since then especially when my friends have said “I really have no right to complain but…” Yes, yes you do. Bad things happen and it is okay for you to feel bad about them. Never compare your bad times to some imagined disaster that may or may not be happening elsewhere in the world. Your feelings are valid and important and okay. I trust you to know the difference between wallowing in self pity and letting off steam about things that matter. How you feel matters, today and tomorrow and ten years from now, and always.
Due to my personality disorder, I am hardwired to connect to certain characters on a level where I imprint on them or take their personality and claim it as my own. Because of this, I do not want to have anything to do with Curly Shepard from The Outsiders or That Was Then This Is Now because I am imprinting on him and I do not want to cause harm to myself or others so I will not be taking any more requests that has to do with him or the Shepard family. Any request that I do get will either be deleted or politely declined/rejected. I will not always be like this, though. After an extended amount of time I will slowly fade out of my “imprinting stage” and will be able to take requests for this character(s) again.
For anything. Just gib-gab, bouncing thoughts around, talk about silly things, talk about serious things, find shoulders to lean on, share triumphs and defeats. Whathaveyou.
Anyone connected to me via Battle.net, or associated with @tattered@sunspireport@scions-of-antiquity@theperished-wraetc who knows me here, if you’re on Curse app, just toss me a message if you’d like hop in with us (or if you’d rather not, since I’m pretty inclusive and might drag you to sit at the fun table anyway.) ;)
Hello!! I finished my previous set of graphic requests so I’m now opening up requests to get more~ Please read this before requesting!
I don’t have much time but I do want to make requests whenever I get the chance, so be aware that your request may take a while to be fulfilled. As a reminder, I do not take anon requests! Like last time, I’m only accepting 10 requests - these are based on my own interest and what I have inspiration for. Here are what I’m accepting requests for:
Yuri!!! On Ice
Mystic Messenger (bc I’m still in this hell haha)
Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun
maybe shoujo manga lol
Please feel free to make requests for graphics, wallpapers, or headers! If you’d like to specify colours or type of graphic, feel free to do so!
As a note to my mutuals - I don’t make icons for public use anymore because I had to deal with a lot of people not only using them without credit but also re-editing them. However, if my mutuals ever want custom icons please feel free to ask anytime and I’ll be happy to make them for you! These icon requests do not count within the request set - these are private, custom icons that will be made solely for your use! So if you ever want them from me please feel free to ask anytime~ Again, same conditions apply about the timing…I’ll most likely prioritize private requests but this is still dependent on how much time I have to make them.
If I unfollowed you during the last week, it doesn’t mean I don’t like you anymore.
If we haven’t talked in a while it doesn’t mean I don’t like you anymore.
If we have different opinions it doesn’t mean I don’t like you anymore.
If we argued over what happens on the show, it doesn’t mean I don’t like you anymore.
I’ve been unfollowing a lot of blogs lately, either because they don’t tag their posts or post too much I don’t want to see, but this is nothing personal and doesn’t mean I’m cutting the people behind the blogs out of my life. This is my personal decision to save the last bit of love I have for the show and this fandom, so don’t take it as an attack or prove I’m turning my back at you. I have multiple friends I don’t follow or ever followed.
If we were friends before, we are now. If I don’t want to be your friend anymore I WILL TELL YOU THAT, because I’m not a back-stabbing monster, alright? If you don’t want to be my friend anymore, just do the same. It’s not hard, really, and I’m not going to be mad or anything.
Everyone has their problems, including me. Mine tend to be set in real life and I don’t spread them out to everyone I know. You might not know, but that’s how it is, which sadly makes it even worse for me that the one safe haven I have is being destroyed and slaughtered and that hate/certain people flood the tags I follow or my dash.
I rarely talk to people at all anymore at the moment, maybe three or four in total. Because I know we either don’t talk about SPN or they understand my pov. I don’t need more drama, I don’t need more people accusing me of things I didn’t do - I can’t handle that myself right now. I try to save the last thing I actually ENJOY these days, that’s all.
That doesn’t mean the people I don’t talk to aren’t my friends anymore, or even worse, that I hate them. That’s not true. If we argue/fight and stuff, I will step back and think about it - calm down, try to not be salty etc. I’m not pushing people away for a different opinion. I don’t blame people for leaving me over that either or push someone away actively by telling them to not talk to me and then blame them for leaving.
I know I’m difficult to get along with right now and I know I’m bitter and full of salt. Things piled up and I choose to retreat from a lot of people to not make things worse, because I KNOW they’ll gush and be cheery and I can’t take that right now. I might be pissed most of the time, but it doesn’t mean I hate everyone and everything, so please don’t think that.
tl;dr: We are still friends, even if we argue over SPN or have different opinions or just don’t talk atm. Friends stay friends until they give up on their friendship and I haven’t given up on any.