quirky tea

Centering whiteness in the craft.

I’ve been into the occult for as long as I can remember. At 8 I was checking out books on satanism, vampirism, and witchcraft from the library, at 10 I started doing my own spells and interacting with Faefolk, at 13 my mom told me about the spell work she used to do growing up. I have grown a lot since those days of building fairy houses in my front yard out of rocks and flowers and leaving little offerings of honey or juice in exchange for good luck or help finding something I lost, and in those years of navigating the pagan and witch communities both online and off, reading books nonstop, blogs nonstop, etc, I noticed a trend. 

Paganism, the occult, and the craft are all very very white. Not only that but whiteness is centered as the one and only way to participate in these interests. First it started in the wiccan books I read as a child, the “white vs. black” magic that is shoved down the throats of aspiring wiccans and witches and eventually they spew it back at anyone else who will listen. If you’ve been on my blog a bit, you already know my gripe about white or black magic. If you haven’t browsed my blog or been there for my rants here is the nitty gritty: The idea at it’s simplest is rooted in colorism and racism, where white is seen as good and black or darkness seen as bad, this trope has been carried over into many different movies and books featuring magic as the villian who usually practices “black” magic has darker features, dark skin, dark eyes, dark hair, while the good characters practice white magic and as such represent purity with their fair skin and hair and eyes. Not only this but historically the magic and practices of those of color, brown and black people, have been demonized for centuries while magic performed by white people are seen as some kind of fairy tale, quirky, beautiful, sipping tea by a potted plant, aesthetic. 

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anonymous asked:

I gotta know. What are the fluffiest fics out there? Like tea pot screeching-pillow hugging-extreme fluff (and maybe some kinky smut)

You filthy pervert! Here I thought someone would like to read some fluff but no! Of course there was that last part as well. Maybe we didn’t see that part, huh? Here you go, the fluffiest fluff . You can almost taste the sugar in these, huh. And hey, don’t you dare to forget our kitten fluffy post because kittens? There’s nothing fluffier than kittens. You can read it in HERE. And oh, we’ve made one fluffy fic post earlier, too! That one you can find HERE. Enjoy! – Admin A

Title: The Ice Cream Man

Author: chucks_prophet

Rating: Teen And Up Audiences

Words: 1,803 – Finished

Admin’s assessment:  ★ ★ ★ ★  

Admin A’s notes: I still remember the tune of the baby blue ice cream truck that would pull up in front of our house every thursday… and now that tune has forever been ruined by the popsicle dealing pedophiles :’D It’s the same thing with catholic priests. You can’t look at one without getting all judgy-eyed. But Cas is not that kind of a ice cream man (thank god)! I don’t know, for me this is just the fluffiest and the most awkward fic ever. Is there ice cream trucks in Finland anymore?! Admin J, message me if you’ve seen one!

Admin J’s notes: Admin A, you should read magazines once in awhile. There haven’t been ice cream trucks in Finland in like the last ten years or so… it was a pretty big thing back at the day when the company stopped driving those.

Summary: The ice cream man, formerly known as Castiel until Dean decided that was a mouthful, gave Dean a reassuring laugh, deep and sincere. “I’m good, Dean. What will it be, the usual?”

“The usual,” Dean confirmed, repaying him with his famous crooked smile before retrieving the currency of the realm from his back pocket. If Lisa found out her son was having ice cream for breakfast every weekend, he’d be lucky to see Ben on school holidays.

She’d be even more incensed to find out it was because he had a crush on the ice cream man.

Or the one where Dean is smitten with Castiel, the ice cream man.

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Title: What’s Life Without A Little Sprinkles?

Author: emmiegrace

Rating: Mature

Words: 8,549 – Finished

Admin’s assessment:  ★ ★ ★ ★  

Admin A’s notes: This is the fluffiest of all fluff ever and I’m pretty sure I’ve recced this plenty of times before.

Summary: From the outside “Bee’s Knees Bakery” and “Demon Ink” don’t seem like the kind of shops to share a sidewalk. But really the cutesy sign hanging above the Cupcakery was drawn one late evening by a tattoo artist with skulls on his arm, but flowers covering his chest.

And if you take a step inside the black painted tattoo shop you’ll find a man with more love in his heart for his husband than he has tattoos on his body. And he’s willing to do anything for his dorky huffy little baker next door. Including going on a lame frilly reality competition show.

In which Castiel takes his husband as his assistant on “Cupcake Wars”

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Title: Sunflowers

Author: Bates

Rating: Teen And Up Audiences

Words: 1,907 – Finished

Admin’s assessment:  ★ ★ ★ ★   

Admin A’s notes: Single parent Cas/Dean is one of my many fav tags ever… I swear all the fluff is stored there guys!

Summary: Dean doesn’t quite have his shop figured out just yet. Benny perhaps helped him to set up and get everything inside without losing little miss energetic, but he couldn’t have Benny watch her all the time. Deciding to buy flowers for Lisa, he goes into the local florist, scoring both flowers and a date.

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Title: God Bless the Fire Alarm

Author: wannaliveindeansdimples

Rating: Teen And Up Audiences

Words: 622 – Finished

Admin’s assessment:  ★ ★ ★ ★   

Admin A’s notes: I rarely rec anything this short but I couldn’t resist! It’s witchcraft how this author has managed to fit so much fluff into so few words. Amazing!

Summary: When the fire alarm goes off in the middle of the night, bartender Dean is not pleased. Then he’s downstairs standing next to his hot, underwear-clad neighbor and his opinion of the situation changes.

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Title: I want to scream ‘I love you’ but you might hear me.

Author: Casuna

Rating: General Audiences

Words: 1,720 – Finished

Admin’s assessment:  ★ ★ ★ ★  

Admin A’s notes: Translator Cas is a very close second in my top tags along with Russian Cas :’D Which is weird because I don’t even find Russian accent hot in real life… I’m getting side-tracked again! So this fic is all kinds of amazing and funny and just perfection for me. Poor Dean is embarrassing himself yet again.

Summary: We take the same elevator every day, and due to a misunderstanding I presumed you don’t speak English. And I’ve been talking about how hot you are to my friend for a whole week without realising that you understand me. And apparently my friend has known from the start but you agreed not to tell me because you both think it’s hilarious.

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Title: Act of Kindness

Author: diceandpokerchips

Rating: Teen And Up Audiences            

Words: 2,530 – Finished

Admin’s assessment:  ★ ★ ★ ★ 

Admin A’s notes: This is so sweet and I feel like I’m really not even remotely close to the kind of fluff you are looking for… because admin J left a note for me to find the most cutesy fluff imaginable for this post… But I don’t read that kind of stuff so you all have to deal with it!

Admin J’s notes: I’m like the big boss in here. I leave digital post-it notes to Admin A and tell her what to do. Makes me feel important.

Summary: Based on a tumblr post, which was of a real news article where a homeless man gave a stranded woman his last £3 so she could get home.

A stranded Dean meets a homeless Castiel, and an act of kindness changes everything.

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Title: The Thing With the Doughnuts

Author: angelwingsandthings

Rating: General Audiences

Words: 1,800 – Finished

Admin’s assessment:  ★ ★ ★ ★  

Admin A’s notes: The only thing I don’t love about this fic is the fact that Dean is a surgeon. Why?! Why can’t he be a firefighter or a police officer or a mechanic or anything else but a doctor. I mean there is so many more jobs that would suit Dean more and I feel like doctor is way at the bottom of the list. But that’s just me and the doctor thing ain’t really even a part of the fluff so I’ll let it go!

Summary: The one where Castiel is a gas attendant, and Dean is a doctor.

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Title: It’s Complicated

Author: angelwingsandthings

Rating: Teen And Up Audiences

Words: 11,072 – Finished

Admin’s assessment:  ★ ★ ★ ★

Admin A’s notes: I love it, love everything about this fic and the fact that Sam helps Dean facebook stalk Cas.

Summary: In which Dean develops feelings for the quirky, tea drinking, farmer’s market attending bookstore owner and Sam insists on using Facebook relationship statuses as hard, cold evidence.

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It’s Complicated by: angelwingsandthings
Pairing: Dean/Cas
Rating: PG-13
WC: ~11k
Summary: In which Dean develops feelings for the quirky, tea drinking, farmer’s market attending bookstore owner and Sam insists on using Facebook relationship statuses as hard, cold evidence.

Written for lastknownwriter. Beta’d by literaryoblivion.


8.7.16 // we spent a few hours at this lovely quirky tea house/used bookshop and it rained against the window and I had pink-flavored tea and then a beautiful man offered to pay for an old etiquette book I wanted to buy and I was stunned