same herb same

Based entirely on a throwaway joke in an upcoming chapter of Wish by Spirit

The really hilarious thing is that we all know it was Sabo who taught Ace lots of things as kids, right, so Ace has got to have this incredibly dual upbringing where he can skin, butcher, cook, and eat an entire tiger and yet also knows that not all foie gras is pate and has decided Opinions on canape toppings.

Imagine someone asking ace what his favorite dessert is and he just lights up and talks about a, I dunno, a croquembouche, and everyone makes fun of him and is like, “you don’t have to just make up words y'know” “you can just say ice cream” “haha Ace is that a food or a plant” and then Thatch shows up and they’re like, “haha Thatch can you make him his favorite, it’s a bush” and Thatch is like, “…what.” and Ace is all anger-blushy and looks down and says, “croquembouche,” and Thatch is just like, “…you realize that takes like two days and a metric shitton of patience and I couldn’t get it to stack properly on a ship anyway,” and everyone’s like, “wait what, it’s a real thing????” “Oh, it’s a real thing, all right, our Ace has expensive tastes, holy shit, when’d you even try a croquembouche, dude, that’s high class”

new head canon, ace loves croquembouches. So does luffy. The asl bros love croquembouches because it’s a cake they can fight over and still share. Whoever eats the most profiteroles wins.

Lol, kid!Sabo had OPINIONS on some stuff and so Ace, having never tried or seen half this shit, can still be like, “maracons, rite, what’s even the point of them?” and he and Thatch discuss all these foods no one’s ever heard of.

chronicimpulsivereader  asked:

As a novice witch, I was wondering if you had any tips/ suggestions for me that might help get me more into the learning process. Book suggestions would be fantastic! Thank you.

Hello! Hm, some tips eh? I’m gonna give you the same schpeal I give to all new witches (copied from my old blog but meh).

  • I really think one should take the time to figure out what witchcraft is all about - what it offers, what it doesn’t, and the benefits and disadvantages of being a practicing magic user. Not only that, but think about what interests you about witchcraft - why you want to practice, what really drew you in to the craft, what you wish to do with magic, things you like about it, and even things you don’t. Do you have any expectations? Is there an end goal, something you ultimately want to achieve from magic? Do you want to be a magic user just for a certain amount of time, or indefinitely? Figuring out these things should help round out your practice and give you a bit of a path (heheh) to follow and explore.
  • There is never enough research. Really. You are most likely going to be studying and learning through your whole magical journey. I still am; I learn something new every day, and I love it. As a knowledge leech I love that part of witchcraft - spending hours reading up on various things makes me so happy. (Hey, no one said it was easy. :p) [This post] actually sums it up beautifully.
  • With the tons of research that comes with studying witchcraft, it will be good to keep a notebook (or grimoire / Book of Shadows) to store all your findings in. Write down spells, references, correspondences, rituals (if you plan to use them)… anything you think you’ll need to know or want to know when it comes to practicing your craft. I keep my blog for this purpose, though without internet it’s kind of hard to access at all times, so I have a physical book as well. And it doesn’t have to be any fancy leather bound anything - I have spiral notebooks and an obnoxious orange binder. xD
  • Don’t be worried if you can’t practice every single day. Maybe you can, and that’s awesome; maybe you can only work up the energy or privacy to perform spells once a week, or once a month, and that is completely valid. I only really use magic when I need it, and that’s fine too. Don’t beat yourself up for missing the moon phases or sabbats or what have you. It happens - I have missed every sabbat since I started practicing, and the only stuff I do on the full moon is cleansing my tarot deck or crystals (and I still forgot to do that yesterday, oop). We all have lives outside of witchcraft, and it’s important to maintain the rest of your life and other interests as well. As awesome as witchcraft is, don’t let it absorb you. The point of this was supposed to be, don’t feel bad for not going 150% with witchcraft all the time, but also know when it’s time to not practice witchcraft and engage in other areas of your life.
  • When it comes to supplies, particularly herb related, the grocery store is more than fine. Like, 90% of my herbs have come from there, either dried or fresh. It’s still the same herb, same genus, same biological build - it will work. The whole “witchcraft is ALWAYS organic” stuff that I’ve seen floating around is bunk. Like, if that’s what you want, and what you can do, awesome, but it certainly isn’t the only thing that will work, nor should you feel bound to comply with someone else’s ideology. Get what you can afford or find, and don’t spend so much time stressing about the rest of it.
  • Honestly, even if you *can’t* afford physical ingredients for spells, it’s no big deal. Witchcraft is about your intent and your energies, and how you work with them and manipulate them to bring about a desired effect. Spell components like herbs and crystals and all that are just bolsters to what’s really important - your desire to induce a certain outcome. They have uses, yes, and they help, yes, but they’re not all important, mostly just boosts for your own energies. You can be a successful witch without all the fancy herbs or rare crystals.
  • It’s okay if you stick to pre-written spells by other people. Some people don’t have the energy, or the full knowledge, to yet write their own spells, and that’s perfectly fine. There’s nothing wrong with referencing another witch’s work. (Though, when you can, learning to write your own spells and using them is an amazing skill to have. I used to suck at / hate spellwriting - now I try to do it as much as I can, and it’s super beneficial to personalizing your craft which is important too.)
  • That being said, you also shouldn’t feel tied down to what is written. Experimentation is encouraged, to help personalize things to you. If you’re looking at a spell and think, “Hmm based off what I know, I want to try this herb instead,” totally go for it. Give it a go, and write down your results. Personal associations for objects in spellcraft are JUST AS powerful, if not more so in some ways.
  • When I said “comply with someone else’s ideology,” I meant that, if someone has one way of doing things, and you don’t agree with it, that’s fine. If you do agree with it, though, that’s cool too. If you do things differently than someone else, it doesn’t mean you’re doing it wrong either. Definitely feel free to form your own opinions and experiences. Personalizing your craft to suit YOU and YOUR NEEDS is actually pretty important, and can have a big impact on your magic. If your magic is more suited to you, it is more likely to work for you.
  • Believe in yourself. I’m not kidding. It’s so corny and cliche, but your magic will be so much more powerful if you have confidence in it and in yourself. Feel empowered by the awesomeness of being a witch and working with spells.

For book suggestions, @natural-magics​ compiled some [books and resources], which is a good place to start. @visardistofelphame​ has a post of [witchcraft resources galore] too. Here is some more [recommended reading]. There is also this post about how to tell if [your book on witchcraft is bullshit], which will likely be of great use when reading as a beginner. Most of my knowledge has been gathered from Tumblr or other various internet resources; I can’t afford a lot of books right now, so I’ve never really read any, and can’t recommend any personally.

Also, here are a lot of links to other resources that you may find use for:

I really hope that answers your question and gives you what you need. Good luck on your path! :D

anonymous asked:

Hey! Do you have any tips for beginner witches?

I’ll do my best!

  • There is never enough research. Really. You are going to be studying and learning through your whole witchy journey. I still am; I learn something new every day, and I love it. As a knowledge leech I love that part of witchcraft - spending hours reading up on various things. (No one said it was easy :p)
  • With the tons of research that comes with studying witchcraft, it’d be good to keep a notebook (or grimoire) to keep all your findings in. Write down spells, references, correspondences, rituals if you plan to use them, anything you think you’ll need to know or want to know when it comes to practicing your craft. I keep my blog for this purpose, though without internet it’s kind of hard to access at all times, so I keep a physical book as well. And it doesn’t have to be any fancy leather bound anything - I have spiral notebooks and an obnoxious orange binder :p
  • Find your own path. Take some time to figure out what it is you want from witchcraft, what you don’t want; what you like and what you really would rather not go near. Do you have any expectations? Is there an end goal? Do you want to use it just for a certain time, or indefinitely? Figuring out who you are and what you want can be a very important thing to help you realize your path and where you want to take it.
  • Don’t be worried if you can’t practice every day. I only really use magic when I need it, and that’s fine too. Don’t beat yourself up for missing the moon phases or sabbats or whatnot. It happens. We all have lives outside of witchcraft, and it’s important to maintain the rest of your life and other interests as well. The point of this was supposed to be, don’t feel bad for not going 150% with witchcraft all the time.
  • Also, when it comes to supplies, particularly herb related, the grocery store is more than fine. Like 90% of my herbs have come from there, either dried or fresh. It’s still the same herb, same genus, same biological build, it will work. The whole “witchcraft is organic” stuff that I’ve seen floating around is bunk. Get what you can afford, and don’t worry about the rest of it.
  • Honestly, even if you *can’t* afford ingredients, it’s no big deal. Witchcraft is about your intent and your energies, and how you work with them to bring about a desired effect. Spell components like herbs and crystals and all that are just bolsters to what’s really important - your desire to induce a certain outcome. They have uses, yes, and they help, yes, but they’re not all important. You can be a successful witch without all the fancy herbs or rare crystals. 
  • It’s okay if you only stick to pre-written spells by other people. Some people don’t have the energy, or the full knowledge, to yet write their own spells, and that’s perfectly fine. There’s nothing wrong with referencing another witch’s work. 
  • That being said, you also shouldn’t feel tied down to what is written. Experimentation is encouraged, to help personalize things to you. If you’re looking at a spell and think “hmm based off what I know I want to try this herb instead” totally go for it. Give it a go, write down your results. Personal associations for objects in spellcraft are JUST AS powerful, if not more so in some ways. 
  • Believe in yourself. Really. It’s so corny and cliche, but your magic will be so much more powerful if you have confidence in it and in yourself. Feel empowered by the awesomeness of being a witch and working with spells. 

With all that being said, I’m also going to give you some links for more posts to check out. I covered a lot here, but there’s so much more than that, and it’s good to look at different perspectives to help you decide :) These are a compilation of FAQs, useful pointers, and other things that would be good for a beginner to check out. :3

I am also currently in love with tarigrove‘s [witchcraft 101] tag. :3

There you have it! Probably more than you expected or wanted, but I tend to go zero or ten :p I hope that helps you, and best of luck to you on your path! :D

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my dad’s name is herb so i got to enjoy this episode more than anyone else, i think. especially when they talk about herb getting out, not wanting to touch herb, and herb eating bugs.

anonymous asked:

Im interested in witchcraft, im a newbie....but, do you have any tips to start? Info blogs and similar would be of great help. Sorry and thanks !

Take the time to really figure out what witchcraft is about - what it offers, what it doesn’t, the benefits and disadvantages of being a practicing witch. Not only that, but think about what interests you in witchcraft, why you want to practice, what you wish to do with it, things you like about it, things you don’t. Do you have any expectations? Is there an end goal? Do you want to use it just for a certain time, or indefinitely? Figuring out these things should help round out your practice and give you a bit of a path (heheh) to follow and explore.

There is never enough research. Really. You are going to be studying and learning through your whole witchy journey. I still am; I learn something new every day, and I love it. As a knowledge leech I love that part of witchcraft - spending hours reading up on various things. (No one said it was easy. :p) [This post] sums it up beautifully.

With the tons of research that comes with studying witchcraft, it will be good to keep a notebook (or grimoire / Book of Shadows) to store all your findings in. Write down spells, references, correspondences, rituals (if you plan to use them)… anything you think you’ll need to know or want to know when it comes to practicing your craft. I keep my blog for this purpose, though without internet it’s kind of hard to access at all times, so I keep a physical book as well. And it doesn’t have to be any fancy leather bound anything - I have spiral notebooks and an obnoxious orange binder. xD

Don’t be worried if you can’t practice every day. Maybe you can, and that’s awesome; maybe you can only work up the energy or privacy to perform spells once a week, or once a month, and that is completely valid. I only really use magic when I need it, and that’s fine too. Don’t beat yourself up for missing the moon phases or sabbats or whatnot. It happens - I have missed every sabbat this past year. We all have lives outside of witchcraft, and it’s important to maintain the rest of your life and other interests as well. As awesome as witchcraft is, don’t let it absorb you. The point of this was supposed to be, don’t feel bad for not going 150% with witchcraft all the time, but also know when it’s time to not practice witchcraft and engage other areas of your life.

When it comes to supplies, particularly herb related, the grocery store is more than fine. Like, 90% of my herbs have come from there, either dried or fresh. It’s still the same herb, same genus, same biological build, it will work. The whole “witchcraft is ALWAYS organic” stuff that I’ve seen floating around is bunk. Get what you can afford, and don’t worry about the rest of it.

Honestly, even if you *can’t* afford ingredients, it’s no big deal. Witchcraft is about your intent and your energies, and how you work with and manipulate them to bring about a desired effect. Spell components like herbs and crystals and all that are just bolsters to what’s really important - your desire to induce a certain outcome. They have uses, yes, and they help, yes, but they’re not all important. You can be a successful witch without all the fancy herbs or rare crystals.

It’s okay if you only stick to pre-written spells by other people. Some people don’t have the energy, or the full knowledge, to yet write their own spells, and that’s perfectly fine. There’s nothing wrong with referencing another witch’s work. (Though, when you can, learning to write your own spells and using them is an amazing skill to have. I used to suck at / hate spellwriting - now I try to do it as much as I can.)

That being said, you also shouldn’t feel tied down to what is written. Experimentation is encouraged, to help personalize things to you. If you’re looking at a spell and think “hmm based off what I know, I want to try this herb instead,” totally go for it. Give it a go, and write down your results. Personal associations for objects in spellcraft are JUST AS powerful, if not more so in some ways.

Believe in yourself. Really. It’s so corny and cliche, but your magic will be so much more powerful if you have confidence in it and in yourself. Feel empowered by the awesomeness of being a witch and working with spells.



There’s too many blogs for me to list on this already long post, so please check out my [follow forever] post!

anonymous asked:

Any tips for witches in general? Trying to get better at my practice. :)

(Copy-pasting from [my post here]):

  • There is never enough research. Really. You are going to be studying and learning through your whole witchy journey. I still am; I learn something new every day, and I love it. As a knowledge leech I love that part of witchcraft - spending hours reading up on various things. (No one said it was easy :p)
  • With the tons of research that comes with studying witchcraft, it’d be good to keep a notebook (or grimoire) to keep all your findings in. Write down spells, references, correspondences, rituals if you plan to use them, anything you think you’ll need to know or want to know when it comes to practicing your craft. I keep my blog for this purpose, though without internet it’s kind of hard to access at all times, so I keep a physical book as well. And it doesn’t have to be any fancy leather bound anything - I have spiral notebooks and an obnoxious orange binder :p
  • Find your own path. Take some time to figure out what it is you want from witchcraft, what you don’t want; what you like and what you really would rather not go near. Do you have any expectations? Is there an end goal? Do you want to use it just for a certain time, or indefinitely? Figuring out who you are and what you want can be a very important thing to help you realize your path and where you want to take it.
  • Don’t be worried if you can’t practice every day. I only really use magic when I need it, and that’s fine too. Don’t beat yourself up for missing the moon phases or sabbats or whatnot. It happens. We all have lives outside of witchcraft, and it’s important to maintain the rest of your life and other interests as well. The point of this was supposed to be, don’t feel bad for not going 150% with witchcraft all the time.
  • Also, when it comes to supplies, particularly herb related, the grocery store is more than fine. Like 90% of my herbs have come from there, either dried or fresh. It’s still the same herb, same genus, same biological build, it will work. The whole “witchcraft is organic” stuff that I’ve seen floating around is bunk. Get what you can afford, and don’t worry about the rest of it.
  • Honestly, even if you *can’t* afford ingredients, it’s no big deal. Witchcraft is about your intent and your energies, and how you work with them to bring about a desired effect. Spell components like herbs and crystals and all that are just bolsters to what’s really important - your desire to induce a certain outcome. They have uses, yes, and they help, yes, but they’re not all important. You can be a successful witch without all the fancy herbs or rare crystals.
  • It’s okay if you only stick to pre-written spells by other people. Some people don’t have the energy, or the full knowledge, to yet write their own spells, and that’s perfectly fine. There’s nothing wrong with referencing another witch’s work.
  • That being said, you also shouldn’t feel tied down to what is written. Experimentation is encouraged, to help personalize things to you. If you’re looking at a spell and think “hmm based off what I know I want to try this herb instead” totally go for it. Give it a go, write down your results. Personal associations for objects in spellcraft are JUST AS powerful, if not more so in some ways.
  • Believe in yourself. Really. It’s so corny and cliche, but your magic will be so much more powerful if you have confidence in it and in yourself. Feel empowered by the awesomeness of being a witch and working with spells.
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as nice as herb 2 is, i feel like i wouldn’t be cool with him sliding down a novelty tuxedo shirt into my face, either.