secret whisper

          One of the many stories from Elsewhere University is that of the King of Cats. Students claim to have met him anywhere from back alleys in the dead of night to empty fields on a sunny afternoon . He has been described as wearing anything from regal capes and golden circlets to tattered vests and crowns that look suspiciously like beaten up tuna cans.

          Students have equal trouble agreeing on the king’s appearance beyond his garb, sometimes describing him as a lithe, coldly regal abyssinian, sometimes as a fat and jovial persian, and still others as something muscled and scar-faced, more like a bear than a cat. The only constant is his request: food, of any kind. If he judges your offering as worthy he may repay you; you might find your pockets filled with old coins and shiny trinkets, or hear age-old secrets whispered on the wind, or perhaps you’ll notice that pests, human or otherwise, can’t help but give you a wide berth.

          Whether or not he is indeed the king of cats, he is not a true royal of the Fair Folk (As most who’ve seen him are sane enough to tell of it). However, rumors hold that the King of Cats known to students is but a pretender to the throne, buying food and favor with a monarch’s mantle. Certainly, this is only a rumor. Certainly it has nothing to do with the baleful presence felt at the King’s usual haunts once the sun goes down. Certainly your growing sense of dread is only imagined. And certainly, on those nights with a crescent moon, the abrupt end of the alley cats’ yowling has nothing to do with the maddening, suffocating, utterly alien thing just outside the window.

Certainly.

100 NON-SEXUAL WAYS TO MAKE HER FEEL LITTLE

Help me tie my shoes

Wash my hair in the bath

Pet me

Pick out my clothes

Pull me into your lap

Get my paci if you notice me chewing my lip

Cuddle me

Make me giggle

Use my little dishes for a meal

Bring me a drink in a sippy cup

Stick a crazy straw in my drink

Hold my hand in public

Order for me at a restaurant

Drive me places (and pick me up)

Go to my doctor’s appointments with me

Help me make tough choices

Let me fall asleep on you

Ask me to help you with things

Tell me when I’m a good girl

Tell me if I make you proud

Take care of me when I’m sick

Remind me to take my medicine

Suggest naptime, especially if I’m crabby

Read to me

Ask me about my favorite things; tell me about yours

Whisper secrets to me

Teach me new things

Remember my plushies’ names

Ask about my plushies and toys

Tuck me in at night

Remind me of bedtime

Ask if I remembered to do things

Kiss the top of my head or forehead

Color with me

Check for mean-monsters

Listen to my excited-babbles

Play pretend with me

Take me to a park

Push me on the swings

Let me pick the movie

Tell me I’m cute/adorable

Kiss my owies

Use awesome band-aids

Surprise me

Get me little gifts

Set up a bubble bath

Let me draw a tiny heart on you

Check on my planner

Make music with me

Pick my jammies

Cook with me

Take me to the zoo

Take me to the library

Plan and go on a picnic

Take a walk with me

Take me stargazing

Visit a museum with me

Paint my toenails

Make sure I have something to cuddle

Invite me to a tea party

Ask about my imaginary friends

Plan a themed date night

Play board games with me

Play video games with me (or watch me play them)

Do arts and crafts with me

Give me candy/sweets

Make me hot cocoa with marshmallows

Blanket. Forts.

Show me a place I’ve never seen before

Whisper “shhh” in my ear when I’m upset

Wipe away my tears

Take me to see a kiddy movie in the theatre

Sing with me when I break out into song

Call me “princess,” “little one,” “kitten,” “bunny,” “girl,” or “doll”

Appreciate little gifts I make/give you

Make a funny face at me in public

Scoop me up princess-style

Watch cartoons with me

Make me a healthy snack

Make a meal of special little foods

Give me an allowance

Have me complete chores

Remind me to wash my hands before I eat

Get things from places I can’t reach

Rub my tummy when it hurts

Start a pillow fight

Shoot me with a water gun or nerf gun

Quote from my favorite books and movies

Ask me silly questions

Try to win me a prize

Take me somewhere I need to dress up to go to

Ruffle my hair

Boop my nose if my emotions are getting too intense

Let me wear your t-shirt/hoodie

Write a note and leave it somewhere for me to find

Congratulate me for doing something difficult

Start my sleepy music at night

Take me to an amusement park

Take selfies/photobooth pictures with me

Make a pinky promise with me

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at night
  • aries: empty towns, flickering streetlamps, walks
  • taurus: slippers, sleepy eyes, glasses of wine
  • gemini: exhaustive journals, dimmed lights, open windows
  • cancer: favorite albums, high tide
  • leo: art, candles, sunrises
  • virgo: piles of books, 24/7 stores, comfty clothes
  • libra: favorite movies, purple lights, messy hair
  • scorpio: secrets, whispers, sex
  • sagittarius: drives, new friends, deep conversations
  • capricorn: coffee, thoughts, dream pop
  • aquarius: shooting stars, car lights, flying
  • pisces: dreams, empty roads, full mind
six of crows aesthetics

inej - knives glinting in the moonlight, royal purple, small but sturdy boats, sitting on rooftops, hot tea and cool nights

nina - red lips, decadent sweets, a heartbeat, whispered secrets and knowing glances, pricking your finger on the thorns of a rose

matthias - icicles on gabled roofs, warm jackets, sitting by the fire with your dog, aurora borealis

jesper - crooked smiles, cool metal, warm hands, shooting stars, laughing until your stomach hurts, a deck of cards

wylan - cozy sweaters, sheet music, fireworks in your backyard, marble columns, sunlight peeking through on a cloudy day

kuwei - lighting a match and passing your hand through the flame, bell jars and vials, crushing hard, doodling in your homework

kaz - $$$CASH MONEY$$$

PART 1:

This is going to be a little introduction to runes. It’s very messy because I suck at writing essays, but should hold useful information.

In here, I will talk about:

1. The Origins

2. The Power/Potency

3. The Alphabet and Pronuciation

Runes: The Origins

Runes were used by Pagan tribes across Northern Europe. There’s a few possibilities as to how or when they originated, from scholars saying they date as far back as 500BC or were invented by Vikings around 800AD, the general agreement is that they’re old and were used in Europe.

The word itself is derived from an Old Norse word, Run and Old German, Runa, meaning ”whisper” or “secret.”

Runes are closely tied to Odin, Chief of the Gods, as he is a travelling Shaman, and was associated with Wisdom and guidance. He was extremely wise, having undergone many journeys with his familiars such as Hugin and Munin or his eight legged horse, Sleipnir (Courtesy of Loki, who turned into a Mare to seduce a magical stallion.). Sleipnir is an important figure in shamanism, seen as the shamanic horse par excellence, that transports shamans in their journeys when in trance.

Here is the figure of the nine staves, in which Odin observed the 24 runic shapes.

Runes, according to ancient Germanic people, weren’t created or derived, but an eternal, pre-existing existing force that Odin discovered.

The runic alphabets are called “futharks” after the first six runes (Fehu, Uruz, Thurisaz, Ansuz, Raidho, Kaunan). Much like ours, the elder futharks have 24 characters. The younger futharks have 16, and diverged from the Elder Futhraks in the start of the Viking Age. The Anglo-Saxon Futhorc with 33 characters that altered and added to the Elder Futharks in England.

Since runes were to be carved on bone, wood, stone or other hard surfaces, their angles make sense. Curves are harder to inscribe.

The 24 characters of the Elder Futharks, as drawn awfully by me, apologies.

So here you have a quick overview of where runes came from, both religiously/spiritually and historically, though it’s nebulous on both sides.

Runes: The Potency

In ancient times, runes were never vibrated or resonated. That was introduced by sorcerers/witches that treated runic names as magical words that could invoke powers and manipulate energy in order to obtain what they desired. Inversely, Runic Shamans only whispered the sounds, as a secret.

A secret could be defined as a message that is concealed only to be revealed to those who have been prepared and trusted to receive it. The knowledge was seen as so sacred that it was only transmitted to those who’s minds and hearts had been prepared to receive this secret.

The staves (Elder futharks) have been misunderstood to be the runes themselves. That isn’t the case. The runes are a process by which the fundamental potencies of Nature may be carried or conveyed. The images are more like vessels of the potencies. The knowledge of the runes and the runic patterns where what allowed them to access it.

A Rune-stave is an energy pattern that is inherent in Nature and within ourselves. Each pattern, each stave is a transporter of a potential quality which once released, acted intelligently to change the material world. Which explains why runes are associated with deities. They work in godlike fashions.

The Nazis also used runes in hopes that it’d help them on their way to victory, but only took the runes meanings in their most superficial sense, just like they did with the swastika and many other powerful symbols. (still pissed bout’ that.)

Runes: Alphabet and Pronunciation

Here, I’m just going to give you a picture from one of my books on runes, since the chart I made in my Grimoire is really bad.

Rune Power, by Kenneth Meadows

This should give you a fair idea of the pronunciation, and I definitely recommend the book to anyone interested in Runes and Norse Paganism in general. It’s one of my favourites and my copy is so old and crumpled, it barely stays together. If you want, I can scan the above chart in a clean manner for you to print if you want it in your book of shadows/grimoire.


Next time, we’ll explore the runes individually. Then we’ll look into how to make our own runes, spreads for rune reading, the runic cycles and more!

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Somewhat unsettling and eerie! The Secret Whispers from Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue!

Damn it, Hamilton.

Washington: Hamilton you know french, right?

Hamilton: Uh, yeah. 

Washington: Let’s just say hypothetically- I wanted to impress someone, what should I say

Hamilton: Okay, ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°).

Ten minutes later…

Washington: *speaking Hamilton’s French*

Lafayette: *giggles* my, my General, I did not know you were into those sorts of things. *winks*

Washington: *turns whiteHAMILTON!

p!atd album aesthetics
  • afycso: 1980s strip clubs hidden away from wives, costume parties where the hostess plans to kill a guest, climbing through the windows of friends because it’s not safe at home, losing your virginity to a one night stand that you want back, smudged deep red lipstick on swollen lips, hiding vodka in a flask under your shirt, meeting under barber shop signs to whisper secrets, affairs that everybody knows about but nobody talks about
  • pretty.odd.: stoners sitting in a circle playing acoustic covers of hippie song, kisses on the necks of best friends, lying on the grass on warm nights and stargazing, singing french to yourself even though you've got no clue as to what you're saying, flower crowns strewn over messy short hair, going into grocery stores in the middle of the night
  • vices: newly cut and styled hair, smoothing down vest jackets and straightening ties, sharp violin notes, dark passionate nights and lonely mornings, realising your sunday preacher is also your monday drug dealer, nostalgia for times with old friends that you miss
  • too weird: waking up in vegas even though you went to sleep on the other side of cali, shaking glitter out of folded clothes, blowing out cigarette smoke into the crisp night sky, kicking broken slot machines until change spills out, realising you miss someone more than you care to admit
  • doab: climbing to the top of a building and seeing where the city meets the sky, feeling at ease with somebody for the first time in a while, letting everything bad inside consume you for a little bit but eventually taking back control, lying in the hot sun on a deckchair next to a pool, neon lights shining onto the beach in the late evening