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100 books in 1 year

My goal for this year was to read 100 books in a year, and as of September 10th, I have reached my goal! Here is the list of books if anyone is interested!

American Gods by Neil Gaiman
Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth
Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut
Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge
The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski
The Winner’s Crime by Marie Rutkoski
The Winner’s Kiss by Marie Rutkoski
The Young Elites by Marie Lu
The Rose Society by Marie Lu
The Midnight Star by Marie Lu
Snow Like Ashes by Sarah Raasch
Ice Like Fire by Sarah Raash
Frost Like Night by Sarah Raasch
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
The Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard
King’s Cage by Victoria Aveyard
A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab
The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
The Darkest Minds Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken
In the Afterlight by Alexandra Bracken
A Conjuring of Light by VE Schwab
The Gender Game by Bella Forrest
The Gender Secret by Bella Forrest
The Gender Lie by Bella Forrest
The Gender War by Bella Forrest
The Novice by Taran Matharu
The Inquisition by Taran Matharu
An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir
Heir of Fire
Queen of Shadows
Empire of Storms
Shatter me
Fracture Me
Ignite Me
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor
Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor
Truthwitch by Susan Dennard
Windwitch by Susan Dennard
The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
Legend by Marie Lu
Prodigy by Marie Lu
Champion by Marie Lu
The Gender War by Bella Forest
Nancy Drew Case of the Old Clock
The Awakening by Kate Chopin
The Shadow Society by Marie Rutkoski
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
Undertow by Michael Buckley
Raging Sea by Michael Buckley
Heart of the Storm by Michael Buckley
Arabella by Georgette Heyer
The Corinthian by Georgette Heyer
Venetia by Georgette Heyer
Faro’s Daughter by Georgette Heyer
Birthmarked by Caragh M. O'Brien
Prized by Caragh M O'Brien
Promised by Caragh O'Brien
Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas
Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas
Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J Maas
Novice Taran Matharu
The Inquisition by Taran Matharu
The Battlemage by Taran Matharu
Court of Wings and Ruin (again)
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas
The Raven Boys Maggie Stiefvater
The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater
Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater
The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
Linger by Maggie Stiefvater
Forever by Maggie Stiefvater
Sinner by Maggie Stiefvater
This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab
Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab
These Old Shades by Georgette Heyer
The Devils Cub by Georgette Heyer
Regency Buck by Georgette Heyer
An Infamous Army by Georgette Heyer
The One and Only Ivan
Judy Moody
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
The Outsiders by SE Hinton
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L'Engle
The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen
The Invasion of the Tearling by Erika Johansen
The Fate of the Tearling by Erika Johansen
The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Sky
The Crown’s Fate by Evelyn Sky
A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet
Breath of Fire by Amanda Bouchet
Girls of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson
Crown of Embers by Rae Carson
Bitter Kingdom by Rae Carson
The Demon King by Cinda Chima

Rowaelin Part 1: Training

I’ve been in the mood to write lately! This one will have three parts at least and I’m really excited! i’m trying to make my fics longer so, fingers crossed for the future! tell me if you like this length or if you want longer. Don’t forget feedback and more requests!

Summary: After EoS, Aelin and Rowan still aren’t and never have been together but they both want to be. One fateful day, they both go to the main square where Males and females await them, and lets just say, jealousy arises. 

“Go flirt, that’s why we came isn’t it?” Lysandra asked with a wink.

“No, we came here to train. Flirting was not what I signed up for.” Aelin and her friend had decided to go train in the public square that morning to seek out the best competition. They knew that no one had a chance against Aelin, but she wanted to see how long one could last against her. All the same, there were many desirable males in the square and not one failed to eye Aelin, and she knew too well that they were not checking out their competition, but a female whom they took a liking to.

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Mary Gardens and Saintly Plants

Hello my fellow Catholic witches! So while I was looking through stuff to do for May, I came across Mary Gardens and I thought they sounded like something full of potential witchery.

What is a Mary Garden?

A Mary garden is a garden dedicated to Mary. It is full of plants relating to Mary and her son, Jesus. They also contain a statue of Mary and sometimes have benches and candles for prayer. Some people also add plants relating to other saints. Sometimes they are dedicated to a certain aspect of Mary (such as Our Lady of Sorrows). They can be as big as a park or as small as a flower pot.

Plants for a Mary Garden

Relating to Jesus

Grapes- His blood

Wheat- His Body

Hyssop- Used at the Crucifixion

Begonia- Heart of Jesus

Geranium- Heart of Jesus

St. John’s Wort- Jesus’ Blood

Snapdragons- the Child Jesus’ shoes

Passion flowers- Christ’s Passion (the stamens and pistils look like the nails and the crown of thorns)

Red Roses- Christ’s Passion (as the crown of thorns and the five petals are Christ’s five wounds)

Plants with thorns- the crown of thorns

Dogwood- the Crucifixion

Relating to Mary

All flowers are associated with Mary but here are some that have more specific associations.

Roses- The Marian flower. Said to be found in her tomb, and appear in most of her apparitions. Used during May Crowning. Their colors symbolize her as follows:

White - Mary’s Purity

Red- Mary’s Sorrow

Gold- Mary’s Glory

Lilies- Said to be found in her tomb and given to her by the angel Gabriel at the Annunciation

Forget-Me-Nots- Our Lady’s Eyes

Baby’s Breath- Our Lady’s Veil

Bachelor’s Buttons- Our Lady’s Crown

Bleeding Hearts- Mary’s Heart pierced by swords

Iris- the swords that pierced Mary’s Heart

Marigolds- Mary’s gold

Violets- Our Lady’s Modesty

Lavender- one legend says this plant got its scent when Mary laid Jesus’ clothes out to dry on it

Lily-of-the-Valley- Said to have grown from Mary’s tears as she stood at the foot of the cross

Damask Roses- the roses Our Lady of Guadalupe told St. Juan Diego to gather

English Daisy- Mary’s Love

Maidenhair Fern- Mary’s Hair

Field Bindweed- Our Lady’s Cup (from a German legend that Mary freed a wine seller’s cart after giving her a drink. Because he did not have a cup, Our Lady used the flower of Field Bindweed instead)

Morning Glory- Our Lady’s Cloak

Hawthorn- traditionally used during May Crowning

Honeysuckle- Our Lady’s fingers or Our Lady’s stick

Hydrangea- Ave Maria

Jasmine- Mary

Larkspur- Mary’s tears

Moonflower- Our Lady of the Night

Primrose- Mary’s candlestick

Juniper- Our Lady’s Shelter, said to have hidden the Holy Family during the flight to Egypt

Snowdrops- used at Candlemas

Sweet Alyssum- Blessed by Mary

Tulip- Mary’s Prayer

Water lily- Our Lady of the Lake or Stella Marius

Parsley- Our Lady’s Little Vine

Sage- Mary’s shawl

Thyme- Mary’s humility

Fennel- Our Lady’s Fennel

Spearmint- Mary’s mint

Horehound- Mother-of -God’s tea

Dandelion- Mary’s bitter sorrow

Catnip- Mary’s nettle

Valerien- Our Lady’s Needlework

Chamomile- Maiden’s weed

Other plants

These relate to saints or to God.

Columbine- the Holy Spirit (because they look like doves)

St John’s Wort- Named after one of the many St. Johns

Chicory- the Heavenly way

Coriander- St. John’s head

Dill- Devil away

Tarragon- Named for St. Martha’s dragon

Shamrock- St. Patrick

Lilies- St. Joseph’s staff

Peony- Pentecost Rose

Nasturtium- St. Joseph’s flower

Tritium- the Holy Trinity

Ivy- Where God has Walked

Hollyhock- St. Joseph’s staff

Gladiolus- 12 Apostles

Grape Hyacinth- St. Joseph’s bells

Basil- St. Anthony of Padua

Cosmos- St. Michael’s flower

Aster- Michaelmas daisies

Chrysanthemum- All Saint’s flower

Cherry- used on St. Barbara’s feast day

Pussy willow- used on Ash Wednesday

Palm- used in Palm Sunday

Pansies- the Holy Trinity

Blackberries- last gathered on Michaelmas

What does this have to do with witchcraft?

Well, many of these plants are commonly used in witchcraft. They can be used to call upon a certain saint for help (doing a protection spell, use Cosmos- St. Michael’s flower). Or they can be used based on their association (Maidenhair fern for beauty spells because it’s associated with Mary’s hair).


Countdown Challenge - ACOWAR [4/8]

april 9 - april 15: favorite antagonist

High Lady Amarantha, Hybern

If you can, tell me in the comments or tags which is your favorite header.

The last one was self-indulgence. Forewarning: below includes me fangirling about Amarantha because she would be one of my favourite characters under different circumstances. Possible abuse tw.

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I am entirely in love with sjmaas books but i’ve read them all and then there goes v aveyard’s red queen series and im also done with them so the heartache does not remove from my pumping blood organ

On the side note, im still into fantasy supernatural ability and all those things, any recommendations?

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anonymous asked:

What is mythos au please I need to know

OKAY YES, Mythos AU is short for my Creek Hades/Persephone AU. 

People to seem to love it so i’m actually motivated to keep working on this (maybe a fic) 

I mostly rant and put my ideas on my twitter  so if you would like to check it out AWESOME, but i will put my current summary and character descriptions here as well. 

Tweek (persephone) is the god of vegetation, he thrives in the forest with Kenny (Demeter) the god of life and harvest. Kenny watches over Tweek and is very protective, he tells Tweek that he could be hurt if he leaves the forest.

One day Craig (hades) the god of the underworld comes to Tweek’s forest to reap souls of some animals, along the way Craig finds this being reviving all of the plants that he had killed walking through the forest. Tweek doesn’t notice Craig at first and Craig tries to get closer, Tweek spots him and Craig bursts into flames and starts running away. Tweek follows him, Craig not wanting to cause damage in the beautiful ethereal being’s forest conjures up a really powerful portal (stronger than he usually makes) and retreats to the underworld. Tweek goes through said portal and falls into the underworld.

Tweek spies on Craig in the underworld and gets hungry,  finds a pomegranate and eats it, binding him to the underworld.

Craig at this point finds Tweek and asks him about how he got here but Tweek just looks at Craig in utter rage and cocoons himself in thick vines and thorns.

Tweek loves Stripe (cerberus) and feeds him, that’s where Craig saw Tweek glow for the first time, this makes Craig burst into flames because this boy makes him feel things.

Tweek slowly falls for Craig because the other is so caring towards Tweek.

Makes him feel comfortable even though it’s the underworld.

Meanwhile Kenny is trying to find Tweek and goes up to Mount Olympus to find Clyde (Zeus) and Bebe (Hera) Kenny finds out that the other two are absolutely in love with him and will pretty much stop at nothing to find away to help him and free Tweek from the underworld but since Tweek ate down there, they really could only do so much. Clyde is able to talk to Craig and make sure Tweek is alright.

Once Tweek’s contract is up he must go to the upper world to tend to his forest but doesn’t want to leave but Craig reassures him they will see each other again soon.

Tweek starts crying and his tears are like starlight sparkling every teardrop sprouts new vegetation even in the underworld.  

Tweek picks up one of the sprouts and puts it in a small vial so Craig can wear it around his neck to remember him by. (MORE TO COME)

Character description

Tweek: God of Vegetation (Persephone)

An ethereal being with red anemone flowers and thorns growing out of the crown of his head, when he is happy he glows and the flowers grow and flourish at very fast pace with petals falling out of his hair. He has freckles all over which are actually flecks of gold. His eyes are olive and bright but has purplish eye bags due to not sleeping for weeks at a time. Tweek usually has a small white robe on but during his time in the underworld, Craig conjures up a large forest green robe with gold around the collar. (MORE TO COME)

Craig: God of the underworld (Hades)

A dark and tall God, that kills all living things the moment he comes in contact with. He usually has a cool blue flame somewhere on him and a dark fog follows him wherever he goes. A very cold and distant God until….

Craig is wearing a navy blue almost black robe usually with some of armour over top and brings his sword with him when he goes to the upper world.  The dark fog that is around him makes other beings very sleepy and can make the fall asleep. Glowing blue eyes when angry. Bursts into cool blue flames when embarrassed or shocked. He is kept company by Striperus, a three headed guinea pig.

Becomes very protective of Tweek, warding off all the unhappy souls from bothering Tweek.

Very chivalrous towards Tweek, once the other gets comfortable will always greet Tweek with a hand kiss. Conjures up gold jewelry and chains to decorate Tweek’s hands and feet. (MORE TO COME)

Kenny: God of the Harvest (Demeter)

Tweek’s protector in the upper world, does want to see Tweek in any harm. So make sure he stays in the forest to make sure no one will ever hurt the other.

Beautiful blonde hair with wheat growing from it.

Also gold flecks of freckles


Clyde: God of the sky (Zeus)

An idiot with a heart of gold and a lot of love to give

Is one of the only god’s that have a relationship with Craig before Tweek.

Booming voice and thunderous clap of a laugh

Goes to the underworld just to bother Craig.


Bebe: Goddess of women and marriage (Hera)

Very empathetic goddess, that wants to love and happiness.

Long flowing hair that turns into clouds.

Very flirtatious with everyone and is married to Clyde.



Craig’s three headed guinea pig also the only thing Tweek likes in the underworld (for now)

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Woooah new text post.

-So anyways I think it’d be very interesting if cats decorated themselves for events/ceremonies especially the leaders. In Wolves Of The Beyond the wolf chieftains weaved prey bones into their fur to create a special “song” when they walked, leaders will do this at Gatherings or ceremonies.

-Leaders will weave bones, plants, and flowers into their fur as well as creating a crown of flowers, etc.

-They could also use different berries to stain their fur and such.

-It was rumored Brokenstar stained his fur with deathberries and kit blood. 

-Battle paint is often used when going to war

 -Medicine cats and leaders will always keep some flowers and bones dressed at all times (though not all their outfit stays on 24/7).

-Deputies will typically have some sort of small accessory on them to dignify them.

-Riverclan cats nearly always use shells and fishbones, as well as willow, lilies, and pond irises. For added sparkle they also use fish scales.

-Thunderclan usually uses mouse, vole, and squirrel bones with brambles, thistles, daisies, and bracken. They often use sparrow, jay, or robin feathers too.

-Shadowclan overall decorates with the most bones which are usually snake, frog, rat, bat, or lizard. Bat wings, dried frog legs, raven or crow feathers, and lizard or snake scales are often incorporated. Out of all Clans they use flowers the least though leaders and highly honored warriors collect roses.

-In the Clans flowers are not seen as “feminine” Tigerstar’s crown actually included blood red roses and thorns.

-Shadowclan is infamous for coating their claws in deathberry juice or snake venom in battle.

-Windclan uses the most flowers out of the five. They love sweet scented flowers of all kinds, their garb is known to be softer in both texture and color. They often use sheep’s wool as added fluff. Very battle hungry warriors/leaders or tunnelers are honored with rabbit skulls and bones.

-Hawkheart was the only medicine cat known to Windclan to incorporate bones in his dress.

-Windclan tunnelers would wear crystals or pretty rocks during ceremonies. Their crowns nearly never contained flowers or grass but mostly bones, roots, and twigs.

-Skyclan’s crowns were very different and often included Twoleg things such as cloth or glass. They were made mostly of bird and squirrel bones and feathers.

-Leaders’ and medicine dens are heavily decorated with bones, feathers, fur, and flowers.

-In Thunderclan a deer and two badger skulls are hung on the walls. A badger pelt is also used for the leader’s nest. The badger skulls and pelt were dried and cleaned from two badgers killed in the badger attack.

-In Shadowclan many snake and bat skulls line the walls, in the center being a fox skull and pelt said to have been killed by Cedarstar.

-Windclan’s leader’s cave is centerd around a sheep skull (one had been found dead many moons ago) and rabbit skulls. The sheep’s skin is highly prized and was carried by warriors throughout the Great Journey. There are also innumerable heather flowers in the (underground) den.

-Riverclan decorates with clams and shells mostly. They prefer a more plant and moss orientated leader nest than other clans.

-Skyclan’s leader den has many bird skulls but in the center lies a pile of extraordinarily soft feathers.

-Many warriors dens also contain pelts and such to sleep on.

-It is often the medicine cat’s job to clean and dry pelts and bones. Bones improperly cleaned smell terrible and rot.

-During warrior ceremonies or when announcing mates all the clan will dress win their very best.

-Warriors are buried with their garb though often a mate or kit is allowed to keep a lock of fur and add it to their own dress.

-The warrior’s dress and ceremonial outfit is where the kittypet rumor of “they eat bones!” started.

Anyways sorry that was so long! Hope you guys enjoy :3 I was inspires by @aesthetic-warriors to think of more headcannons!

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For my dear Apollo,
you shine too bright
for a world like this.
you are the flame
that burns too strong,
too fast,
and will be extinguished too soon.
but little do they know
they are extinguishing the sun
and what kind of world would that be?

I had not known the light
until I knew you,
and I had never believed in anything
like I believed in you.

like a crown of thorns.
marked for death

would you achieve martyrdom?


The Royal Navy of Farrun often send expeditions far from the borders of their kingdom to secure the sea lanes that are so vital to the port city’s continued prosperity. To this day, their sails still proudly display the blue-and-white Frost Sigil of Farrun’s royal house, who claim descent from the ancient warlords who drove the last Orcs out of their territory in the late Second Era and founded the modern Kingdom of Farrun. In recent years, however, they have begun to display another symbol on the flags atop their mainmasts - the red-and-black Fist and Crown-of-Thorns that is the symbol of the Eltheric League. A potent symbol to all who look upon Farrun’s Navy that an attack on them is also an attack on their northern Breton allies in Northpoint and Jehanna.

Models by Iliac Bay’s 3d Artist, Deviant Kaled.