4. Invoke - the presence of spirits to assist in tasks, to protect on journeys, to grant guidance, maintain connections and uphold contracts.
5. Craft - use the hands to create, to construct, imbue each creation with spirit and purpose, a meal, a potion, a carving, a weaving, enchant the mundane and material.
6. Sing - the old songs, the power songs, the prayers, the chants, to heal, to awaken, to enforce, to ward, sing the sun to sleep and the moon to rising, sing in the bath, at the hearth, in the heart.
7. Read - widely and deeply, old and new, academic and popular, across boundaries and taboos, slowly and with full attention, take notes, research, reflect.
8. Write - record experiences, practices, thoughts. keep journals and grimoires, spellbooks and scripts, remember, elucidate, illuminate.
9. Draw - sigils and runes, symbols and signs. Carve, paint, scratch, blacken, redden, scrawl, in the sand, with salt, in the air, with chalk, ink, blood, charcoal, the mind.
10. Collect - herbs, woods, stones, feathers, bones, teeth, soil, the raw materials of natural magic, fill jars, boxes, bags, gather, forage, wildcraft, thrift, take that which is discarded, value the found over the bought.
11. Observe - the cycles of moon, sun, planets, stars, take heed with the eyes as well as the almanac, feel the sap rise, the birds migrate, the bulbs awaken, the leaves wither.
12. Renew - old spells, old wards, protections, and boundaries. Clean what is obscured, recast what has weakened, maintain what is working, replace what is lost. Tie up loose ends.
13. Communicate - with everything, stones, trees, spirits, the dead, that which grows in the garden and that which visits it, other practitioners, mentors, students, seekers, the younger self, the higher self, the wyrd.
Music director Tom Hull reveals how the One Direction star is launching a new phase of his career with help from a versatile live band
Just a half hour before doors open for Harry Styles’ first show of his debut solo tour, San Francisco’s Masonic is completely empty. Band and crew members are buzzing backstage, including Styles himself, not yet wearing the snazzy Gucci suit he would be seen sporting onstage just hours later.
Outside, more than 3,000 fans wait to see the 23-year-old perform in one of the smallest venues they may ever catch him in. They’re decked out in a variety of homemade merchandise as well as florals and pinks, a tribute to the singer’s fashion and album aesthetic.
“It’s funny because as this tour’s approached, I’ve been so nervous,” Styles’ music director and producer Tom Hull, known professionally as Kid Harpoon, tells Rolling Stonebackstage while clutching a chalice of wine and wearing a pin that reads “Muna Has Possibly Talked to Harry Styles,” given out for free by opening band Muna at their merch table.
Until this tour, Hull’s work with other artists had been primarily in the studio, producing and co-writing for artists like Haim, Florence and the Machine and Shakira. He had been introduced to Styles through a mutual friend and ended up working on the songs “Sweet Creature” and “Carolina.” Thanks to their musical chemistry, Styles ended up asking Hull to help him put together a live show to perfectly embody the rootsy, rock-tinged sound of his self-titled album.
“I’ve gone into it not knowing what I’m doing [and] learning on the job,” he admits. “We’re all sort of approaching it with a fresh perspective because we haven’t done it before, but it [has us] keeping with what the record’s about.”
To help translate Styles’ solo sound, the first goal was to get a traditional band together. Guitarist Mitch Rowland had been plucked from a pizza shop where he formerly worked to become a session musician for the album and has joined Styles’ touring band as well.
“Mitch has never really toured like this before,” Hull says. “He’s learning on the road as he goes.”
Joining Rowland are keyboardist Clare Uchima, bassist Alex Predergast and drummer Sarah Jones, all of whom had made their debut with Styles during the televised and small club performances around the release of his album. The band began to feel settled long before the tour launched, but Hull sees their relationship becoming further cemented with this trek.
“Bands become true bands on tour,” he explains. “Fans bought tickets [for this tour] before the album had come out, and the band wants to play to them. The idea is to cut our chops on this tour and get really good. Then next year, he’s got an arena tour.”
Still, on the first two nights, the band already felt like a cohesive unit. The first show perfectly bridged Styles’ past and present, demonstrating that he’s a star capable of holding his own outside of his boy band. Amidst the folk-y ballads and rousing rockers, he covered One Direction classics like “What Makes You Beautiful” and “Stockholm Syndrome” as well as one of his lesser-known writing credits: an Ariana Grande piano ballad titled “Just a Little Bit of Your Heart,” off the vocal diva’s 2014 album My Everything. “Honestly, I didn’t know he had written it,” Hull notes.
Styles has released just 10 songs under his own name, but the vast amount of material he had from his pre-solo career helped to fill out the set. “When the Strokes first came out, their album was 35 minutes long and they had to do Talking Heads songs to fill out the set,” he adds. “It’s quite good to be able to do [Harry’s] record and have other songs in the set because he’s written so much music with [and outside of] One Direction. We’re presenting it in a way that sort of reflects the record and where he’s at now, which feels unique to Harry.”
In the months leading up to the tour launch in San Francisco, Hull, Styles and good friends of the latter sat around and began to formulate a vision. “It was like ‘Why don’t we do this? That would be fun,’” Hull describes of the process. “The thing that’s incredible about Harry that I don’t think people realize as much yet is that he drives it all. It’s very much his taste. He’s very musical; he plays guitar, plays piano and writes songs. He loves music.”
For Hull, working with Styles has disproven a common misconception of the pop megastar, one who is governed by his producers and label. Instead, the director paints a picture of a huge music nerd, one who is particularly passionate about classic rock and country, getting to explore his taste on his own terms.
“That was the hard thing, I think, in [One Direction] before,” he adds. “You’ve got a bunch of lads who all have different tastes in music and have their own personalities. Obviously it’s clear they’ve all done something different [as solo artists].”
Styles has been eager to share his tastes with Hull and the rest of the group. “He’s turning me on to music I’ve never even heard of from like 1978, and he’s texting people in the band 'Have you heard this? Have you heard that?” Hull says says, noting that on days off they go to guitar shops, looking at gear and “really geeky stuff.”
“For someone where he’s at, he just absolutely adores it, and it’s inspiring for everyone underneath.”
The next night in Los Angeles, the crowd is even more energetic as they filter into the Greek through the trees and hills of Griffith Park. A few glitches cropped up at the San Francisco gig — run-of-the-mill sound problems and a less expected fire alarm triggered by the theatrical smoke used during Muna’s set. For the Los Angeles show, the band feels even stronger and more focused.
“There was a bit of uncertainty, but I think everyone’s really happy and buzzing,” Hull updates from the Greek’s VIP section. That night, they were up against the added pressure that comes with a celebrity- and legend-filled audience, featuring everyone from Emma Roberts to Mick Fleetwood and Styles’ former groupmate Niall Horan. “You want to keep improving and getting it better. It feels like the first gig still.”
Even though he would perform a cover of Fleetwood Mac’s “The Chain” in front of Fleetwood himself, Styles was even looser at the Greek, dropping in cheekier ad libs and at one point halting “Kiwi,” the closer of the main set before his encore, to tease the troves of primarily female-identifying fans by highlighting the “I’m having your baby” line from the chorus. According to Hull, Styles was already prepared to start changing up the set list by night two, something the entire team collectively decided against as they were just starting out. (In Nashville the following weekend, however, they replaced the cover of “Stockholm Syndrome” with a rendition of Little Big Town’s “Girl Crush,” the first of many possibly new covers to be introduced on the road.)
The cover of One Direction’s most memorable hit “What Makes You Beautiful” remains the most surprising element of the show, especially since young solo artists typically tend to distance themselves from their pop pasts on the road to a more “mature” sound.
“At first, he was definitely cautiously up for it,” Hull says of the decision-making process. “I feel like those [One Direction] songs are brilliantly written songs, and obviously it was a moment where we had a conversation. Beyoncé does Destiny’s Child songs, so we were like 'Let’s do some of the songs that people will all know and everyone will love.’”
Styles’ band made sure to adapt the tune to fit the flow of the show. Uchima suggested a “Ray Charles–y vibe” for the keys, while drummer Jones added a “Motown-y beat” during rehearsals, and the group continued tinkering until they found the perfect balance of old and new.
“We all have so much respect for what put him here,” Hull adds, emphasizing Styles’ own desire to not fully let go of his past. “It’s an important part of it. You can’t underestimate his fans.”
❄ Collect feathers from winter fowl. Do not collect feathers if you live in the US!
❄ Collect snow and melt it. Charge the water under the December full moon to create a powerful snow water to use in your winter spells. Use snow water to protect your house and hearth, to charge your magick tools, and to purify your amulets. Snow water possesses healing powers.
❄ Have a winter bonfire to celebrate winter solstice.
❄ Set yourself goals for the new year.
❄ Take a walk under the full moon when the snow is reflecting its light. This is a time for reflection and visions. Record you experience and any important thoughts or visions you receive.
❄Stand outside in a blizzard and feel your energy restoring.
Brew yourself a cider. Add herbs and fruits with certain correspondences for December such as joy, peace, family happiness, etc.
❄ December is a time for reflection of the passing year.
❄ Do Yule baking and incorporate kitchen witchcraft.
❄ Weave a wreath with holly and plants that correspond with protection and yule.
❄ Burn incense of cinnamon, patchouli, frankincense, orange, and myrrh.
❄ December is a time for hearth and home magick.
❄ Burn candles throughout your home to invite positive energies, coziness, and peace.
❄ Collect evergreen, holly, cedar and pine clippings.
❄ Forage for rose hips.
Tie up any loose ends you have in your life.
❄ Finish this years grimoire and add any last minute touch ups.
❄ Collect dried leaves. Define their properties and put them in your herbal grimoire.
❄ Brew yourself new tea combinations to start off the new year with.
❄ Make witch balls and other magickal decorations to hang on your yule tree and decorate your house with.
❄ Make winter solstice lanterns.
❄ Throw a sprig of holly into a yule fire to burn away your troubles from the past year. A large amount or if thrown into an indoor fireplace may be poisonous, use with caution!
❄ Make a yule log.
❄ Throw a ritual or celebration to welcome back the sun.
❄ Use elements from nature to decorate your home.
❄ At the end of the month do a deep house cleansing to remove all negative energy and to give the new year a fresh start.
(…) So the album title is a reference to what I had to do to purify myself. It’s like imagining one’s body as a tape recorder, and what it would mean to record only water for ten days, or whatever period of time. I was so infested with all kinds of spirits eight years ago that it was really necessary for me to have a certain amount of fights and battles to cleanse myself. To make it so that I was capable of making music that was a pure reflection of the places in the universe that I think are really beautiful.
John Frusciante on To Record Only Water for Ten Days
We came together as bts to make good music. Even though daesang & bbma are good, we need to reflect even more now. Records are great but I'm trying not to feel burdened. We've achieved things we didn't expect. I'm really thankful and we will work even harder. Just sitting here drinking coffee and talking to you guys is special and really meaningful to me so thank you.
She hasn’t left her false eyelashes, but she has gotten rid of her sadness. After two years of absence, the diva of ‘sad pop’ comes back with a ‘Rage de Vivre’ translation of ‘Lust for Life’ her fifth album which comes out July 21st and “Love” her single, which has already passed 50 million views on YouTube. Same hypnotic voice, same poetic universe for a woman who now has a certain taste for happiness. Since her debut in 2012, on the internet, with ‘Born to Die’ which made her one of the biggest stars in music, Lana tells us in mind-blowing songs and beautiful music videos of her fragile life as a young girl haunted by death and failure. Today, she says that she has overcome these demons and her toxic relationships. Single, maybe, but a little more light-hearted.
For her, it’s already history. At 17 years old, Elizabeth Woolridge Grant wrote her own songs and made her own music videos: ‘I took a lot of photos. Then I started to record myself, to use my image.’ After seven hellish years of singing in Brooklyn bars, her music video ‘Video Games,’ posted in 2011 and has since been viewed 155 million times, which thrusted in a few minutes, the young American into an unforeseen notoriety. She evolved into Lana Del Rey, Lolita 2.0, fan of the sixties who over the course of her songs tells a sometimes indecent and provocative story but always sensual. ‘I am connected to the future and the past at the same time… That’s why I have few friends…’ Today, she sings ‘I’m young and in love’. But confides that she has found happiness… since she is no longer dating. ‘I’ve never been lucky in choosing boyfriends’.
She always loved putting on a show: ‘As a child, I loved making my life a work of art. - My passion for beautiful films might explain my aesthetic’ says the woman who would have loved living in the Flower Power of the hippy years.
has there been any accidentally married fic in this fandom yet? (complete with mostly platonic friendships, just to ADD to the hilarity?)
because i keep having this recurrent thought where Team Voltron is on some planet, trying to get some help with the coalition, and this weirdo is just being… really creepy to one of the Paladins. this ends with a demand that the Paladin marry them in return for aid/so the rest can leave/whatever.
and everyone is getting ready to throw down when Coran steps forward and is like, actually, that is the spouse of Princess Allura you are attempting to detain, pls take your hands off.
the locals are puzzled, but, fine, they can understand why she’d marry this fine specimen. they can roll with it. so they’re like, okay, well, we want that one, then.
and Coran is like, no, you misunderstand. they are ALL her spouses, and then he quotes chapter and verse of some ancient Altean law basically boiling down to: if you live in someone’s house for X amount of days then BAM, technically you are married to them, thems the shakes.
anyway, the people aren’t evil, just misguided, and are like, well, fine, WE GUESS. good luck on the group marriage, guys!
and everyone goes back to the Castle, where much teasing gets underway.
Lance refers to Allura solely as ‘she who is my wife’ until she smacks him. (he continues calling himself prince-consort)
Keith gets used to brushing people off my telling them he’s married.
Hunk insists on making a wedding cake and Coran cries while he takes pictures of all of them eating it.
Pidge, for the lols, decides to change all their records to reflect the change in marital status
Shiro is just standing to one side, unsure how he managed to MARRY Allura (great!) while she also at the same time married everyone else (not as great!)
Allura is half sure Coran made this all up, but everyone seems relatively unbothered and it seems to have improved morale, so why not go with it?
anyway, shenanigans ensue, but i don’t know what they’d be or how it’d get resolved. they probably all mostly forget about it until somewhere down the line Allura sidles up to Shiro and is like, hey, wanna renew our vows?
ETA in response to:
pepplemintpepplemint replied to your post “has there been any accidentally married fic in this fandom yet?…”ON ONE SIDE I’M LIKE HELL YEAH BUT THEN I’M ALSO LIKE WOULDN’T THAT MAKE THEM ALL MARRIED TO CORAN TOO THOUGH
Coran waves a hand when this is mentioned by a suspicious Keith. Of course, he knew the proper and correct forms to file (WITH WHO, Pidge demands, before Lance shoves cake in her hair) to opt-out. it’s not that there’s anything wrong with Allura, but he’s know her since she was an infant (it’s not his castle, so no one ends up married to him per possibly made-up ancient law)
I am high-key ecstatic that Clarke is finally expending her time and love and affection on a canon sexual partner who actually deserves it. Someone who is not only kind, smart, brave and beautiful, but doesn’t expect anything from her and has never not once let her down. Literally never, even when you wouldn’t blame her for telling Clarke to take a running jump
I have Bellarke shipper goggles welded into my eye sockets but even I can see that from Clarke’s POV the actual best thing she can do for Bellamy right now is ship him with support and unconditional friendship while he navigates the fallout from a catastrophic family breakdown and crippling guilt. He isn’t in the headspace for affection, let alone love and if I loved him like Clarke loves him (who am I kidding, I totally do) I would stay quietly by his side and let us both heal from our respective wounds before encroaching on anything further.
If I wasn’t Bellarke or die I would ship Clarke with Niylah forever.
(I got mega Gina vibes from 406 okay and I will forever love Gina and Niylah because when Bellamy and Clarke were lonely and lost Gina and Niylah were there for them #ripgina)
honestly personal growth and self-examination are so good. my technique for those is this: keep a record of your thoughts, relationships, and beliefs. update it every day if you can, but it’s fine if you can’t. try to keep it centralized and as private as possible, even if it’s just in a google doc or a locked social media account. once a month, or once a year or however often feels right, look through it for patterns and try to pick out changes. then think about how those will affect you. what caused the change? do you feel that it’s a good change or a bad one? where did the thought or belief or feeling stem from in the first place? if you see something recurring that bothers you or you wish you didn’t think/feel, how can you change it? record, reflect, repeat.
look at yourself and the world around you with a critical eye. see a therapist if it’s possible. talk about your issues out loud. don’t be afraid to listen to the other side of an argument. even your most fundamental beliefs can be challenged if you let them, and you should never hide from that just because you’re scared. be open, ask questions, and remember that shedding your old skin is not a loss: it’s a new birth.
by: mldrgrl Rated: R Summary: Stella has some second thoughts
Stella peruses the file in front of her with the most critical eye she can muster. Her interest doesn’t really lie within the casefile itself, but the file handler. The new detective under her purview is young, but seasoned. She’d read his records upon his transfer and she liked what she saw then, but she likes it more even now. She likes what she sees a lot.
Detective Charlie Moore is ex-military; four years with Her Majesty’s Armed Forces and six with the NCA upon his discharge. His records reflect a by-the-book approach to the job, diligence, and a high solve rate. One of his previous superiors noted that he is tough on criminals, empathetic with victims, and docile with authority. She likes a man who knows how to be told what to do.
It’s been awhile since anyone has sparked her interest like this. Over four years, to be exact. There’s been a handful of people that have caught her eye, but nothing she seriously considered. She couldn’t, of course. That’s what being trapped in a relationship does - it takes the rest of the world out of consideration. She misses that thrill of the unknown. She wants that freedom again to explore a new body. To have someone touch her who knows nothing about her. Something purely physical that ends there without any other expectations.
The ‘wedding’ is only weeks away, and as it draws closer, she gets more anxious. This isn’t supposed to be her life. She had been quite content to be alone and to continue to be alone, so how had she let Hank disrupt her so completely? How had she let it go this far? And marriage? Who is she kidding? She’s not the marrying kind.
Seven Things About Supernatural: 12x11 - “Regarding Dean”
Let me begin with the caveat that I prepared myself for this episode thus:
Not pictured: the communal emergency ice cream.
In my defense, the wine was for @treefrogie84, but I did finish the dregs so that she could have, you know, a work night, and I did several shots in rapid succession about 2/3 of the way though the ep. SO.
Hey, so y’all remember when Dean took a depressing shower in 9x18, and we reblogged it for years because wet Dean is nice to look at? Yeah, Dean riding a mechanical bull in slo-mo is this year’s shower, and I a-fucking-okay with that.
And really, let’s just take a moment to appreciate that a) the bull’s name is Larry, b) Dean was canonically an “amazing” rider, c) so amazing that he also had some kind of sexual experience with an on-duty waitress afterward, d) this all goes down at a place called The Pickle Jack Shack, and e) and that montage ends in Dean falling back on the bull, sensually – as if spent – to the words “my son you’ll be a man.”
Because you guys, that right there? That thing where Dean is totally unapologetic about either experience, and is not put off by Sam pointing out that the bull’s name is Larry and then not being like, “OKAY, BUT FOCUS ON THE CHICK” is possibly the queerest thing that has crossed my screen in the last 48 hours. If you’re not reading dean as bi/pan/queer – and probably a versatile power bottom – I am not sure what I can do to convince you at this point.
I think a lot of us went into this episode expecting the memory loss Dean experiences to be chronological, when really it was multiple waves of degradation. It starts with a period of unconsciousness and a blackout of the night before, and then progresses from simple forgetting and difficulty with basic things into increasing helplessness and innocence.
What’s interesting is that Dean himself never really goes away. He loses his sophistication and a lot of his affect, becoming more and more innocent as he goes, but his moral compass and drive to help others never disappears. There are things that are in Dean’s nature that are shaped by nurture, but they’re always there.
He’s silly. He loves what he loves. He does not like being a killer. He does not like arguments in which the ends are supposed to justify ugly means. Even when he is losing everything up to and including his name, these things are true.
(Incidentally, the mirror scene is where I started drinking in earnest.)
Ooh, this is an interesting ep for Watching While Pagan.
- The glyph Gideon (whose family appears to be Irish based on their surname, though given names are a bit wonky) uses is ogam. Ogam is an Irish alphabet developed in either just before or right around the time of Christianization in Ireland. The alphabet was later popularized by the Welsh “Druid Revival,” which was separated by centuries from actual druids in the sense of the priestly/scholarly class among ancient Celtic language speaking peoples. The “language of trees” stuff is also a late invention by Robert Graves; most ogam are not named for trees or associated with them necessarily in older lore.
- The characters of the glyph written strangely in the sense that it’s got diagonal feda on two axes, while the ogam alphabet only has diagonals going in one direction. It doesn’t make sense for the reversed diagonals to be read alone – they’re the same fid! – and vertical ogam is traditionally read bottom to top.
- Ignoring orientation issues, the characters are (from bottom to top) MUIN - neck, trick; GORT - field, garden, MUIN (again); and NGETAL - wound, charm. From right to left, IPHIN - sweetness, and UILLEND - elbow. As a collection of things, it’s a reasonably coherent charm because it twists/bends, works with the physician’s skill, ruins the garden with tricks, etc.
- Also, “ancient Druid” is not a language, and Celts were not a homogenous group but a broadly dispersed collection of cultures and peoples who shared a language group. SO.
I have not always been a fan of Rowena – her early arc was uncomfortably familiar to me in bad ways – but I really loved her in this episode.
In terms of the present she’s learning to adapt and thrive on her own terms, fnding new and satisfying ways to make her way – including, apparently, playing high-stakes poker in the most atmospheric server closet ever – but we’re also getting more glimpses of her as a whole person with a history.
More and more we’re seeing Rowena as someone who has survived as an underdog, who has been rejected over and over because she wasn’t what other witches considered worthy. She’s still not the greatest of witches – Catriona Loughlin immobilizes her relatively easily – but she’s still got significant skill, especially if she’s got good documentation at hand. She’s also got some regrets, and a grudging respect for the Winchesters’ work and world view.
I’m tempted to say that Rowena is becoming Sam’s Crowley in the sense that she’s the one he hates to need when things are happening that he lacks the esoteric chops to handle. Also, like Crowley, she’s got the measure of the boys well enough to leave Dean a series of progressively more hilarious notes in the Impala.
Also, she gives her poppets googly eyes. GOOGLY EYES. That alone is Witch Goals, frankly.
Lots of really excellent brother moments, mostly at Dean’s expense. Sam takes him to task and gives him shit for what looks like a deeply irresponsible night, is amused/smug/teases him about not remembering “blowing off steam” with Elka, etc. The Post-Its are also great, because they’re this simple gesture that highlights Sam doing his best to be helpful and protective. Dean may win, though, simply for having the sheer gall to prank Sam with Rowena’s help.
Also, did anyone else get the impression that Dean remembered his ordeal afterward? Because the BM scene at the end made it seem to me that he did, or at least had some strong impressions of what happened.
Okay, but can the record reflect that this episode put Jared’s supports for waffles over pancakes into Dean’s mouth?
Audience Member: “PANCAKES OR WAFFLES?” Jensen: “Pancakes or waffles? Again, solid question. I’m gonna go flapjacks.” Jared: “And true to form, I’m gonna go waffles. You get more syrup to surface ratio on the waffles.” Jensen: “This is why pancakes: waffles catch the syrup. The syrup spills off of pancakes and onto my bacon. ‘Cause maple bacon? Come on!” Jared:
“Bacon wasn’t a part of this conversation, Jensen!” Jensen:
“It is now! And you know it’s always a part of the conversation. Bacon’s never off-limits.” Jared: “Waffles – waffles are like several little bowls –” Jensen:
“This is not a debate!” Jared: “You can dip your bacon in the waff–” Jensen:
“I just said that maple syrup blends with the bacon.” Jared:
“I can use the bowl of syrup to pick up the bacon.” Jensen:
“I hate your face.”
Meredith Glynn, we salute you.
If you want to do yourself significant personal injury, go listen to and/or read the lyrics to “Broomstick Cowboy” and think about Dean Winchester.
Bonus Thing: KUMA. KUUUUMA.
Bonus Thing #2: So are we entering tonight’s roofies-that-were-not-roofies into the litany of ways in which the show has talked about sexual assault with men as the targets? It’s ambiguous – it’s a pretext, not reality – but as the conversation continues between Sam and Elka, you see her shift from ha-ha, these guys are dicks to oh shit, oh shit, this guy got hurt and I maybe hurt him too. That was…uncomfortably real.
Bonus Thing #3: Dean Winchester will man the flashlight. Good job, Dean.
Random Headcanon: Though official Justice League records reflect that Batman is, indeed, just some guy in a bat suit, most League members don’t really believe it - nobody’s that good, right? There’s a sizeable betting pool going regarding what his actual power is; guesses range from clairvoyance and precognition to straight up probability control.
(Superman’s money is on “money manipulation”. Nobody’s quite sure whether he’s indulging in a private joke, or whether he knows something they don’t.)
Luke: “You want a mouthguard… Kitchen boy? I can’t promise I won’t knock some teeth out… Know you like to look good in court…”
Matt: “You Harlem tough guys… never did know when to shut up… and fight…”
Daredevil: Cage Match by Antony Johnston, Sean Chen, and Matt Hollingsworth
The relationship between Matt and Luke in The Defenders is one that has barely been touched upon in the copious interviews from the past few weeks. How will they react to each other? Will they get along? Will we finally learn which of Claire’s lawyer friends actually helped Luke? We could imagine their dynamic in the show varying from the comics, due to Netflix Luke’s personality makeover, but it’s likely that– as in the comics– they will become good friends. At least, we hope so.
Day 13 - Art! This comic project has been a really good art project for processing a lot of my gender feelings. It’s been helping me reflect and record some specific memories and some general feelings. For the comic I wanted to focus on a creative activity I used to escape from my feelings before I knew I was trans: Dungeons and Dragons!