i. there’s a ghost standing at the foot of my bed and
it’s you, it’s you, it’s you, it was you ii. i can’t stop thinking of all the things i should’ve
done that i never did, all the things that i should’ve said that i never said iii. say goodbye and don’t look back, so long to happy every after iv. all those words we wrote are just the rules of
the game, and the rules are the first to go v. your disappearing act is getting harder to bear vi. and i’ve forgotten just how you smell, i only
remember i loved it so well vii. if you are chased by a nightmare i will dive into your
dreams, and if you are followed by old ghosts i will watch them till they leave viii. follow me back home, ‘cause the night is young and
i’m tired of being alone / / / a mix for emily and alison during ali’s missing years | 8tracks | playmoss
Name: Carolyn Nickname: CJ (but mostly people call me Carolyn) Zodiac sign: Gemini Height: 5′4″ Orientation: bisexual Ethnicity: Asian American Favorite fruit: cantaloupe and watermelon Favorite season: fall Favorite book: The Catcher in the Rye and Nine Stories by J.D. Salinger (they’re tied for first) Favorite Animal: rabbit! Coffee, tea, or hot cocoa?: tea Average sleep hours: Well, according to my Fitbit, I averaged 6.23 hours/night last week :’( Cat or dog person: dog (but I own cats) Favorite fictional character: Uzumaki Naruto or Ender Wiggin Number of blankets you sleep with: two in the winter, so…two! Dream trip: Ireland (I love James Joyce) Blog created: February 6th (2 weeks ago) Number of followers: 301
I was tagged by @ylc1 a while ago, but forgot to do it, sorry.
Alphabet game Rules - copy this post into a new text post, remove my answers and put in your own. when you are done tag up to 10 people and also tag the person that tagged you…most importantly, have fun.
a / age - 25
b / biggest fear – snakes, talking to strangers on the phone?
c / current time – 1:12pm
d / drink you had last – water
f / favourite song – Hoodoo by Muse
g / ghosts are real? – maybe?
h / hometown – I’d rather not say. I’m paranoid
i / in love with – fictional characters
j / jealous of – people who have their shit together
k / killed someone – lol no
l / last time you cried? – over a fanfic, a few days ago
m / middle name – don’t have one
n / number of siblings – none
o / one wish – for my MA thesis to be written by July
p / person you last called/texted – owed a friend some replies, been a bit like a hermit lately
q / questions you’re always asked – How can you be Hungarian if you’re from Romania? // How often do you have to dye your hair?
r / reasons to smile – fics, good books, friends, chocolate, food, dogs, people liking the stuff I write
s / song last sang – Super Psycho Love by Simon Curtis
u / underwear colour – orange/grey stripes :))
v / vacation destination – we’re doing a study trip with the class to Croatia and Serbia, don’t think it counts? I’m not excited about it, because it will probably cost a fortune and I’d rather spend it on something else
w / worst habit – my desk is a mess and I bite my nails
x / xrays you have had – dental, hands, lungs, kidney, spine
y / your favourite food – bro, you can’t make me choose… Spaghetti Carbonara? Bibimbap? Mum’s meatball soup? listen, I like food way too much
Tag game rules: tag 20 spectacular followers you’d like to get to know better.
Name: Diane Nicknames: Deedee/Didi, Di, Disney Gender: Female Star Sign: Pisces Height: 173cms or something Sexual Orientation: Do I even know. Straight-ish I guess ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Hogwarts House: / Favorite Color: Black, blue, red, teal Favorite animal: Ducks Average Hours of Sleep: Around 8 hours Cat or dog person: Cat Favorite Fictional Characters: Floki, Daria, Nicky Nichols, The Cheshire Cat Number of Blankets I Sleep With: 2 Favorite
Singer/Band: Edguy, Sonata Arctica, Vexillum, Freedom Call, Hammerfall, Sabaton, Airbourne, Serious Black, I’m probably forgetting a lot of them. Dream Trip: Sweden! Dream Job: Translator When Was The Blog Created: September 2013 Current Number of Followers: 628 What Made You Decide to Make a Tumblr: I had a friend who had one and I needed a place where I could post whatever I want without worrying about some people seeing it.
@trained-cormorant tag me for this little game, and decided to give it a go :-) (thanks, dear, it was nice!)
Rules - copy this post into a new text post, remove my answers and put in your own. when you are done tag up to 10 people and also tag the person that tagged you…most importantly, have fun!
a / age -40
b / biggest fear – house fire, dying of an illness,
c / current time – 23:34
d / drink you had last – earl grey tea with sugar
f / favourite song – today it was Aurora’s whole album
g / ghosts are real? – nope
h / homeareacountry – Southern Quebec, Canada
i / in love with – Simon, my husband. also, cake. and tea.
j / jealous of – meh. im not a jealous person. envious sometimes, yes a bit, but not that much.
k / kink - heheh not drunk enough to tell you yet :p
l / last time you cried? – last week. when my little siamese girl passed away.
m / middle name – Lucie
n / number of siblings – 2
o / one wish – for things not to go the way they seem to be going
p / person you last called/texted – My husband Simon
q / questions you’re always asked – Do you have X book/game/movie/CD in stock right now? (eh i work retail what can i say)
r / reasons to smile – my home life with Simon, this place, the fan side of my life, my art supplies, my yarn stash, my memories.
s / song last sang – crowded house “four seasons in one day” (as i was cooking lunched for the week)
t/ time you woke up – 7:30.
u / underwear colour – pink polka dots on black.
v / vacation destination – Planning on going to Sept Iles, maybe Toronto too.
w / worst habit – I am very forgetful.
x / xrays you have had – apart from yearly dental ones, 2. one when i had a bike accident as a kid, and one of my lungs when i had respiratory problems (that turned out to be distress cause by accute anxiety. *shrug* me is stressed)
y / your favourite food – morrocan/lebanese food, and indian food. and scones.
z / zodiac sign – Capricorn.
not tagging anyone, I’m scared of forgetting someone ! i tag all of you who feel like it!
rules: enter your answers then tag 10 people! use the first letter of your name to answer each question. real answers only. if the person who tagged you has the same initial, you must use different answers. you cannot use the same word twice.
A four letter word: Knee
A boy’s name: Kaine
An occupation: Kitchen supervisor
Something you can wear: Kimono
A food: Kale
Something you can find in a bathroom: Keratin
A place: Kansas
A reason for being late: Killed your car (aka stalling a manual transmission)
A Bard invites destruction of their aspect or invites destruction through their aspect
Doom is the aspect of obligations, entropy, and sacrifice
A Bard of Doom would be an optimistic rulebreaker. They’d hate obeying others and hate to owe favors. They prefer to live a laid-back and positive life. When they enter SBURB, they’d despise the rules of the game and would potentially lead to many problems for their team, such as unintentionally creating doomed timelines or a null session. Eventually, they would have to come to terms with their fate and duty as a Hero of Doom, but their innate nature would lead to anarchy in their session. A Bard of Doom’s goal would be to come to accept their role and strike a balance between obedience and chaos.
They would be capable of saving a doomed session. By destroying the universe’s obligation to fail, they would allow their team to continue their journey to create the new universe. In a way, they are a team’s final solution in the event of total failure. However, they are just as capable of dooming any session, so tread lightly.
Either way, they have some spectacular fashion taste!
Combat is easy to describe compared to narrating spell attacks. I ran into this problem last session when I was getting into detail telling the barbarian how they tore off an ogre’s head but then the druid just kept using Fire Bolt and I kept defaulting to “you shoot a bolt of fire at his face.” I’m going to try and vary things up with these lists and help everyone else in the process! I am organizing them by energy type.
Mode of Attack
Half of a spell’s attack is how the caster shapes their spell. The same spell can look very different with every casting if you have a creative DM. Feel free to switch it up each time it’s cast, or vary the same spell when cast by different characters of different classes.
Generic shapes and terms that will launch from the caster’s hand.
Energy manifests from thin air a foot in front of their instrument as they play
Energy is shaped like ribbons of written music that ripples towards enemies
Several tiny motes of energy appear with each note sung or played. Each point of damage comes from a mote hitting the opponent (rolls a 4 out of a d6, 4 of the 6 note-motes hit)
Energy falls from the sky or emerges from the ground as the cleric prays
Beam of energy originates from holy symbol
Spell attack should highlight that the cleric is granted their powers from a greater power, don’t have the energy come from their hand/finger. Have the energy come TO them, and then be thrown at the enemy.
Energy is shaped like an animal.
Energy rushes forth from the surrounding wilderness and zooms past the druid and toward the foe.
Much like Cleric, energy shouldn’t come from the caster. It should come from elsewhere before being thrown at the enemy.
Fighter (Eldritch Knight)
Energy blasts from their bound weapon pointed at the enemy.
Energy fires from their mouth as they yell.
Energy surrounds their weapon and is used in tandem with it (if close enough)
Monk (Way of Four Elements)
Literally just watch Avatar: the Last Airbender and do that.
Most Paladin spells are smite-based, so they usually happen when an attack hits. Otherwise, let the energy come from a higher power like the Cleric.
Energy bursts forth from within the creature hit
Energy surrounds weapon right as the strike lands
Energy falls from the sky or erupts from the ground
Honestly, most Ranger spells often seem a lot like man-made traps like Cordon of Arrows (arrow traps), Fog Cloud (smoke grenade), or Grasping Vine (slipknot trap). But otherwise, Play it like the Cleric where the energy comes from a higher power.
Energy takes the form of the Ranger’s animal companion or an animal they associate with.
Spells seem to cast automatically whenever the Ranger is in a tight spot, almost as if nature itself is protecting them. The Ranger gives an approving nod whenever this happens in thanks.
Rogue (Arcane Trickster)
Energy is always accompanied by a shimmer of glitter
The Rogue plays with the energy over their fingertips as they whistle before casting the spell.
Energy enchants one of the Rogue’s daggers and casts the spell by tossing the dagger at the intended location or target.
Sorcerer (Draconic Bloodline)
Energy takes the shape of a dragon of your bloodline.
Energy surges forth from your breath
All energy takes the shape of your bloodline dragon’s energy type, regardless of the actual energy type. For instance, a sorcerer of a blue dragon’s bloodline that casts Burning Hands or Cone of Cold keeps the energy type but shapes the fire and cold damage into the form of a bolt of lightning.
Sorcerer (Wild Magic)
Energy takes on many random forms, never under the full command of the Sorcerer.
Energy erupts from random places in the environment when the Sorcerer calls upon them.
Energy bubbles and fizzes with all energy types (but mostly the one called upon), as if a piece of Limbo was thrown at the enemy.
Your energy shimmers with iridescent colors and showers enemies with sparks of glitter.
Warlock (Great Old One)
Your magic corrupts and twists the flesh of the target of your spell, regardless of the energy type.
Energy takes the shape of the unholy symbol of your patron.
Energy shoots forth from your magical wards, arcing towards your enemies.
You conjure a short-lived elemental of the energy type you need. It soars at the enemy.
You weave the glowing threads of fate in the palms of your hands, tweaking reality to cast your spell.
You enchant an object to exude the energy and toss it at the enemy.
I mean, you just sorta blast them. That’s what this school’s about.
Your spell usually spawns two or three illusory copies. When the attack misses, the enemy simply managed to dodge the right duplicate.
Your energy takes the shape of a skull screaming as it flies toward the enemy
You transmute the energy out of the surrounding environment and fire it at the enemy
So if half of a spell’s attack is the shape and travel of the spell, the other half is when the spell hits. I organized this list by energy type, as different energies will do different sorts of things when they hit a creature. This is mostly a collection of interesting effects, colorful language, and examples.
Your bolt of fire singes their armor (burning cloth, blackening leather, discoloring metal)
A tiny bead of fire explodes on contact
Showers them with red sparks
Your attack leaves behind a billowing trail of smoke
A fast-travelling meteor of flame soars from the sky towards the enemy.
Your flames leave blisters and cracked skin in its wake.
Your fire blackens the enemy’s flesh
You freeze the moisture in the air into icy daggers that fall onto your enemy
You freeze the water in their blood to damage them
Their skin turns blue and numb
You literally hurl a snowball at them.
Your spell leaves them covered in a layer of frost
A buildup of ice covers where your spell hit. (it’s easily shattered once they move, though)
A blast of icy wind and rain leaves them shivering.
A crack of thunder pummels your foe
A high-pitched, deafening shriek focuses itself on the target
A thin trail of blood races from the foe’s ears from a sound no one else can hear
The enemy falls to their knees cupping their hands over their ears, gritting their teeth
You buffet the target with waves of thunderous sound
The ground shakes with the force of your spell. Brittle glass objects nearby shatter.
Lightning comes from the sky to smite your foe
You all smell the faint odor of ozone before a bright bolt of lightning streaks toward the target of your spell
Before your enemy can blink they are showered in electrical sparks followed by crippling pain
The enemy’s back stiffens as the powerful current of lightning surges through them
Your attack leaves a permanent web of lightning shaped burns all over one side of their body
Your blast of lightning causes their skin to rupture as it travels through their body
Your acid sizzles as it burns a new, unnatural color into their skin
The attack melts their flesh, leaving them permanently disfigured at the site of the spell
Your spell’s acid causes blue fire to burn where it hit their skin, and bleaches their armor and belongings
A rancid smell fills the foe’s nostrils as the acid bubbles on their bare skin, burning through the simple cloth of their shirt.
You spew a poisonous cloud from your mouth at your opponent
A spectral viper or insect is flung at the opponent, biting them and filling them with magical venom
Your index and middle finger each grow a poisonous fang which you sink into your opponent’s arm (melee range spell attacks only)
The enemy’s mouth fills with a foul tasting liquid which forces its way down their throat
Your target’s flesh bubbles and boils as a black ichor sputters from the spell’s origin
The foe’s flesh festers with magical disease as boils and wounds quickly cover the affected area
A skeletal hand wriggles free from beneath the earth, flying towards the target
An incorporeal undead shrieks as it flies from your finger toward the enemy to deliver the spell’s effect
Black energy swirls around your arm before launching towards the enemy as if it had a life of its own
Your iridescent blue magic enters the target’s body and afflicts their soul, making them momentarily dazed as their eyes glaze over.
A holy light shines from the skies to harm your target, regardless of time of day or obstructions
A halo of radiant energy surrounds your head and blinds the target as they gaze upon it
Enemies that aren’t of your alignment hear the whispers of your deity moments before being enveloped in a blinding white light
The foe’s eyes and mouth emit warm light and they howl in pain
A blade of radiant energy slashes through the victim, leaving a trail of blinking motes of light in its wake
The enemy’s skin blisters from the raw positive energy surging through them
So essentially this whole post was a creative writing assignment for myself, but I hope that it gives you guys new creative ideas for new spells or new ways to describe existing spells! They don’t much affect the mechanics of the spell at all, so most DMs I suspect will be fine with most of these descriptions if you want your character to cast spells a certain way.