its really interesting to me when the demon inside of izzy says “always the favorite child” to alec. generally from what we saw before of the possession demon, it pulls out your darkest and meanest thoughts about a person (like what raj said to lydia) so we can generally accept that this is something izzy has thought before. which makes it doubly interesting, given that every lightwood family interaction we’ve seen so far has clearly prioritized jace and max over alec and izzy. as well as the fact that izzy knows for a fact that alec would never be the favorite child in her parents eyes after he came out. we saw izzy talk about her mother repeatedly and how she is scorned by her, and this scene also felt, to me, as a way for izzy to lash out and say, “i dont have to do the emotional labor for everyone else. i can be angry and furious.” which i really loved. its really cool to see the envy within that dynamic when we’ve always seen them as one of the most loving and stable sibling relationships. 

The Types of Psychic Power

In Ellen Dugan’s Natural Witchery (which has become almost a textbook for me lately), she gives a great outline of the four types of psychic power, or psychic ability. This can be thought of as a Witch’s power well, or method by which she is most inclined to in divination or drawing power.

Clairvoyant: This is “Seeing”, in the classical sense. Clairvoyants are great visualizers, and find that they can see outcomes and results more clearly than others. They may get images that pop into their head, or see a situation play out both in and out of divination. Usually, clairvoyants find best success in highly visual spells using correspondent tools, and are excellent scryers.

Clairaudient: “Hearing things”, having music pop in your head that is relevant to the scenario, and being able to tell a person’s temperament or truth by listening to their voice falls under clairaudience. This is essentially the aural equivalent to clairvoyance: If you’re prone to being affected most by music in ritual, rather than ritual setting, you might be clairaudient.

Empath: Understanding and feeling the emotions around you, and the resulting emotions from a situation. To empaths, this may feel very second nature: Do you take on the mood of other people in crowds very easily? Can you be in a great mood, then hug a friend who is depressed and immediately feel their pain? You may be an empath! Unlike intuitives, who “know” what something is, empaths actually feel that thing.

Intuitive: Having a “gut feeling”, or “just knowing”, what something is or when it’s going to happen. Unlike clairvoyants or empaths, who feel this by seeing or imagining it happen, or emotionally understanding or attuning to what will happen, intuitives get a quick punch in the gut (or brain) with a clear crystal view of what is to be. As a result, intuitives can often forget or second-guess that vision, but with practice, intuition grows clearer. Being an intuitive, this is the only one I’m actually qualified to talk at length on, but for me, it feels like a deep squeezing in the solar plexus when I reach for, think of, or say I’m going to do something. Often, if I try to do that thing anyway, the squeezing/foreboding grows and it’s unmistakeable I should try something else. Many intuitives feel this in their throat, between the eyes, or upper chest rather than the solar plexus, as well.

Witches and magick-users often have one primary, strongest mode of psychic power they identify with, and consequently use most, but many also have a second (or third!) power that is lesser (or even equally!) strong. Feel it out, and you’ll be able to figure out beyond a doubt how you’re receiving your psychic information.

Blessed Be!


Dear useless diary,

Finally. Finally.

I wore her down. Playing the long game was clearly the perfect tactic, because one frankly perfect kiss from me and Little Miss Secret was spilling more than this week’s assistant has done with my lattes. 

Eighth kiss, Kara? Really? 

Although given that I thought I’d be teaching a crash course in how to kiss properly, Kara’s technique was both impressive and worthy of causing amnesia. I like to credit my own direction, but she certainly knows what she’s doing. Blacking out after may well be a defense mechanism, because I found myself far more flustered than I had any right to be.

Still, at least those trifling last few details are out in the open. It was almost adorable that she still called me Miss Grant, something I’ve pointed out might not be appropriate given our work history. Then again, there’s a certain breathless quality when she says it like that… No. No rushing ahead on this one. 

“Call me Cat,” I insisted, as cool as Aspen in January. I got a “yes, Miss Cat, I mean Cat” in response, so we’ll count that as progress. Strangely I feel that might be the only weirdness in all of this. Not the progression to dating and kissing.

Diary, is it entirely pathetic that I already want to try that again? And there’s that copy room on the 23rd floor that I still have the only keycard for…


In “Welcome Home Frosch” I think Gray and Juvia were on a date.

Here’s why:

In this panel, although the term date is not used, it is implied when Juvia makes it clear they will be alone if he accepts. 

He says “mmm”, which shows thought or pause and he says “I feel kinda hungry now”. 

He understood her condition and accepted it. 

Of course, it has been shown time and again that they work well together and have no issue being around each other.

However, Juvia was clearly asking him out. She was doing nervous twisting and taking pauses in her speech. This shows that this is not normal for her to ask. And even if it is, her implications behind it are not. Juvia was asking for a date. Gray accepted. 

I am not sure if he understood that it was a date, but what I am about to post will make that irrelevant.

She boldly suggests a date this time. There is no guesswork to it. 

She outright said “Let’s go on a DATE”

Can’t spell it out for him any plainer than that.

He responds with “Now?!” 


He asked  if she meant right now.

He didn’t tell her no.

He asked if she meant right then.

So, they could definitely have been returning from a date.

Dates don’t have to mean you are boyfriend and girlfriend.

I could imagine Gray swearing it’s not a date.

It’s just a theory, not fact. :)

I’ve just had a thought, you know the episode “Alone Together” when Steven and Connie fuse. Well Garnet makes this adorable face when she finds out and this is obviously because in later episodes we find out shes a fusion of an adorable lesbian couple. LOOK AT THAT FACE!! shes clearly so excited for Steven to experience this wonderful feeling of love and obviously shes just like a big huge sap whos so fucking excited that steven has found love. 

in conclusion garnet is a giant romantic squishy nugget who wants everyone to find love. 


OKAY! Stacey reminded me. Ya’ll tumblr people might be a little confused on why Harlow is currently upset. (I took these pictures awhile ago because I wrote story on my Instagram. My insta name is the same as my tumblr soooo. You can read it there.)
Basically, Harry realized his feelings for Harlow. (Always has but just like her has no courage to tell her.) He had some beverages. (I assume you all know what kind of beverage.) Harry does noooooooot take that stuff well. While he was under the influence he told Harlow he loved her and clearly they shared a kiss. Kins tried to warn Harlow but she was just so happy that he felt the same that she didn’t care. The next morning Harrison had no idea that he kissed her. I mean he faintly remembered it but he just thought maybe it was a dream. After Harlow found out he didn’t remember, she was devastated but as well pretended not to remember. 
Hopefully this clears that up a bit? This all happened yesterday. SO YES HARRY IS STILL WITH DAISY WHILE HE DID THIS
Now you all see why Daisy can’t stand Harlow. 


Today didn’t go quite how I thought it would when I got up, but I decided to give Mina-pup her first outing at Doggie Day Care! Her leg has been … well, better, I suppose, but really, the rest isn’t helping especially. It’s been about a month, and she’s trying so hard, but is just DESPERATE for some real play. We’ll head back to the vet in the next little bit to find out what our next step is with her leg (probably a consult with an orthopedic surgeon), but for today, what she really needed was some fun and socialization 


I didn’t actually spend all the hours watching her, but I think I easily could have. It was so very good for her.


I’m not sure who Roscoe is (he’d been moved to a different room from the one where I took those pictures), but I’m going to say he was the little black french bulldog I saw Mina playing with when I (finally) left her. He looked like a Roscoe.

A day of errands then, and now I’m finally home and we’re sitting down, and Mina has passed out on me, and I think that’s really the best possible conclusion to a day.