self blessing

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Pre-ruffle, mid-ruffle, and post-ruffle Tenth Doctor Hair

David Tennant from the podcast commentary for Tooth and Claw (from the hair-messing-up scene above):

“I love the way Euros [Lyn, director] uses all these shots here to show the ideas all colliding at once

…and I love messing with my hair in moments like this, because it gives Steve, who does my make-up, a nightmare in continuity terms.

I like to keep him on his toes.”

David Tennant Appreciation Week 2016 (theme: smile - because it makes me)

support self inserts

support people who use the positivity of self inserts to cope with the negativity real life

support people who use self inserts to get the love and approval they need

support people who ship themselves with characters everyone loves and support those who ship themselves with characters nobody has even heard of

support people who ship themselves with the same character as you!!

support people who only draw self inserts and support people who are shy about their self inserts

no matter how bad the art may seem to you, sometimes the smallest show of support of self inserts and fan characters is enough to make someone more confident in their works! 

self inserts get a bad rap, but even if you don’t care for them, there’s no reason not so show support for artists and writers and people who do what they love!!!!

You made me feel like one of a kind. And that sounds so boring and expected because everyone says it but hear me out, okay? I’ve spent so much time just being one of the many adoring girls, so much time being another name in the pile. The words I said were never any different from what the rest would say. The ways I touched didn’t mean any more than their touches. And I thought that that was great while it lasted. I thought that the small bit of affection I received and the “I love you"s at night meant that I was doing fine. I thought that the “Good morning, love"s and the "Goodnight, sweetheart"s meant that he felt the way I felt the way we felt. Now, maybe he was texting the others whenever he texted me. Maybe the stares I used to catch would be directed at someone else when I walked away. Maybe the 2am phone calls only came just before he dialed someone else’s number. But now I have you, or at least I hope I do. And I don’t have to feel like I’m the only one in this.
—  🖤

anonymous asked:

You started something terrible and gorgeous and I would like to thank you for making me cry.

BOY LET ME TELL YOU I’M IN THE SAME BOAT WITH YOU I JUST

i was just gonna shoot this into the void i wasn’t even. expecting it to go anywhere but it… not only went but just..??? SO MUCH?? i am thrust into the stratosphere with how much i’m just… emotionally shook by the response 

I don’t know what I saw in you, not now. I don’t know why I thought you were sweet, and even if I didn’t maybe I should’ve remembered that all roses come with thorns. I don’t know why every touch of yours felt compassionate and unselfish, and maybe I should’ve realized that they were so much more for you than they ever were for me. I don’t know why I didn’t trust my instincts when they told me that you couldn’t love me, couldn’t be in love with me, from the very beginning. But I do know that you aren’t going to be the reason I hate myself and the choices I made. You aren’t going to be the reason I despise what was my innocent heart and untainted body. You aren’t going to be the reason I don’t love that version of myself.
—  🖤

fabuloustiger  asked:

what the fuck man that kogane post nearly killed me dude you can´t do this damn ( read as your art so great after seeing so much of it I thought I might be prepared but no I am still blown away every time thank you for your precious self doing this)

you’re so sweet, stop

Elemental Ritual of Self Blessing

Day 1 of @chaosundone‘s 31 Days of Pop Culture Spells Challenge - Write a spell inspired by the first character/fandom that made you interested in Pop Culture Witchcraft.

I was drawn to witchcraft initially by Kate Forsyth’s The Witches of Eileanan series, which are a fantastic series of books. The titular witches work in a Wiccan-esque style of magic, worshipping a nature goddess, casting circles, working with the five spiritual elements. It is what got me interested in Wicca, and though I now practice a secular craft, it is still very much influenced by those early readings of Forsyth’s witches. (If you haven’t checked them out, you really should. I cannot recommend them highly enough.)

This ritual is designed to take place in the hours before dawn, so that the completion of the rite happens as the sun rises. A period of fasting should take place before the ritual commences. Draw on the floor (or trace in the dirt if you are outside, ideally) a five pointed star inside a circle, large enough for you to move and work in, with the top point pointing in a north-east direction. At this top point place seeds of a plant that represents you, or that you identify with. This is to represent your Spirit. Working clockwise, place incense or a feather at the next point for Air, a candle or cauldron fire at the next point for Fire, a large bowl of water for Water at the next point, and a pot of soil at the next point for Earth. Gather any other ritual items that you usually use to cast a Circle.

Cast a Circle in your usual manner.

Sit at the top point of the star and meditate on the ritual, on what you wish to achieve, on what the purpose of the ritual is. You are blessing, cleansing, and empowering yourself with the power of the five spiritual Elements. Breathe deeply and slowly, allow yourself to slip into a trance-like state. When you are ready, say:

“I come to a sacred junction of Earth, Air, Fire, and Water, to bless myself with the powers of the Elements. I bring the Spirit. May my heart be kind, may my mind be fierce, may my spirit be brave.”

Go to the eastern point of the star and circle, and waft the incense about you, or wave the feather around your body.

“I bless and cleanse myself with the Element of Air.” Breathe deeply of the air, feel the oxygen fill your lungs and flood your cells through your blood. Think of the life giving power of air, and acknowledge it’s destructive power; in your mind, find the balance between the two. “I breathe deep and give thanks, for without Air we would surely die.”

Go to the southern point of the star and circle, and hold your hands out over the flames. 

“I bless and cleanse myself with the Element of Fire.” Feel the warmth of the fire spread through your body. Think of all the ways in which fire gives us life by keeping us warm, giving us life, and even being able to cook food with it. Acknowledge as well the dangerous elements of fire, of how easily it can turn from a tool to a weapon. Find the balance in your mind. “I warm myself and give thanks, for without Fire we would surely die.”

Go to the western point of the star and circle, and anoint your forehead with the water.

“I bless and cleanse myself with the Element of Water.” Take a drink of the water, feel the coolness flow down your throat. Think of the life giving powers of water, that it makes up the majority of our planet and of our own bodies. Think also of the destructive power of water, of floods and tsunamis. Find the balance. “I drink deeply and give thanks, for without Water we would surely die.”

Go to the northern point of the star and circle, and immerse your hands in the soil.

“I bless and cleanse myself with the Element of Earth.” Feel and absorb the earth’s nourishment though your hands. Think of our planet, which sustains all life. Think too of the danger of earth, of earthquakes and landslides. Find the balance. “I take nourishment and give thanks, for without Earth we would surely die.”

Return to the top point of the star and circle, and take your seeds, the source of life and growth, and consecrate them and name them for yourself. As you do this, reflect on why you selected this particular plant, on what it means to you, on how it relates to you as a person. As the sun rises over the horizon, plant the seeds in the pot, and water it deeply with the water.

“I plant myself in the womb of the earth, nourished by the water of life, to grow strong by the fire of the sun, to breathe back the air of the world. As this [name of plant] grows, so do I grow. As this [name of plant] is strengthened by the Elements, so am I strengthened. May my heart by kind, may my mind be fierce, may my spirit be brave.”

Close the Circle in your usual way. Care for your plant, for it is a representation now of yourself and your connection to the Elements and to the world.