‘Araya Flamefist hails from a monastery deep within jagged and forbidding Spine of the World mountains, where discipline and attaining balance of all four elements is valued above all else. Her eagerness to prove herself in battle and tendency to seek out combat whenever she could was what ultimately saw her sent out into the world to recruit new acolytes for the monastery. Together with her raven Tenzin, her elvenphant Kyoshi and a group of adventurers that are almost family to her, she now battles the Cult of the Dragon… or Dragon Club, as she has taken to calling them.’
~ This engaging fire genasi Monk was commissioned by the gratuitous Charredlore, for one of his adventurers.
‘Located within the North Ward of Waterdeep, just off to the side of the High Road, lies Lingrim’s Lustrous Loot – a shop that sells magical weaponry, armor and trinkets. It is owned by Grimhildur Goldenshield and Aralinathra Syolkiir: an incredibly enthusiastic Dwarven lass with the most marvelous of crimson beards and her long-suffering, tall and graceful moon Elven wife, respectively. They were all too glad to finally find a group of adventurers that they could sponsor in return for a hefty increase to their revenue. Contracts were signed, garbs and armor enchanted with their insignia, and off into the world Araya and her friends went to foister faintly sparkling pamphlets onto just about everyone.’
~ This fancy shield belongs to the OC’s of Charredlore. A crest design in the distinctive golden ‘Dwarf-Deco’ style in combination with a stylish purple ‘Elf-nouveau’ (or ‘Elvendstil’ if you like) eye, if I may be so bold to label the styles myself ;)…
My mother taught me that it was important to shield myself for many reasons:
My personal energy and emotional state can have an effect on those around me.
To keep negative influences out
To keep positive close to myself
To keep other people’s energy and emotional states from overwhelming me
And to prevent those who might actively mean me harm the ability to do so psychically.
She resonates most with the element of water and forms her shielding out of it by visualising that she is surrounded by a small bubble of sea water, filled with fish and other sea creatures. It flows around her and absorbs negativity neutralising it. She sees the sea fade, not get weaker but become transparent, so that she can still feel it but is able to see through it and perform magick without having to lower her shield.
I’m a little over cautious due to some less than pleasant experiences. I have five shields one for each element:
Earth - A stone wall that protects from taking on board other peoples emotional distress
Air - A tornado that disorientates any harmful thoughts or intentions and drags them in
Fire - A blaze that transmutes negative energy into positive
Water - A sea that absorbs this energy.
Spirit - A blue egg of energy that I can easily work magick through and where I store excess energy until I Ground it or give it to someone else.
Before I learned how to make them transparent without weakening them I would strip my first four layers and have only the Spirit shield to work within a circle.
Each person picks the shields that work best for them. One of my friends uses quartz. Another uses mirrors to bounce off negativity, but I find this inefficient, and prefer to put any energy sent to me to good use.
Just think about what makes you feel secure, and work with it. If it doesn’t feel right change to something else. At least once a day visualise your shield to keep them strong. When we feel secure we can forget to shield and although it may become second nature for them to be there it is always a good idea to check them from time to time.
MEAN GREEN MOTHER (FROM OUTER SPACE) Codot as Killer Croc
I’ve loved this song for longer than I can remember, and have been looking for a reason to sing it (not that I really NEED a reason, mind) and as I was rambling the other day, I referred to myself as a “Mean Green Mother” and then it clicked.
Enjoy! This pretty much killed my voice for the day, but it was TOTALLY worth it.
(Waylon singing is still a WIP so the voice slips every once in a while, but I was still happy with this!)
●Clear Quartz is known as the master healer and will amplify energy and thought, as well as the effect of other crystals- absorbs, stores, releases and regulates energy, and draws off negative energy of all kinds!
●Bringing order to chaos, and scattered energies into cohesion and harmony, Fluorite supports spirituality and thought, focus and concentration, and along with balance in all aspects of one’s life!
●Smokey Quartz is an excellent grounding stone, neutralises negative vibrations and is detoxifying on all levels, disperses fear and anxiety, brings emotional calmness, and promotes positive thoughts and action!
●Aventurine is a stone of prosperity, reinforces leadership qualities and decisiveness, romotes compassion and empathy, ncourages perseverance. Aventurine relieves stammers and stabilises one’s state of mind, stimulates perception and enhances creativity!
●Sodalite uncovers attention to the qualities of idealism and truth, may stimulate you to live up to your own ideals and ideas, about the nature of truth, has strong metaphysical properties that may stimulate latent creative abilities and it aids to understand the deeper philosophical principles!
“Heads up!” I hear an all too familiar voice call. I looked
towards the origin of the voice and was hardly surprised to see Jung Hoseok,
backwards snapback and all, with a football in his hand ready to throw it bluntly
at the male I was currently speaking to. I narrowed my eyes at him,
disapproving his typical overbearing behaviour. Hoseok simply winked at me, letting
the ball fly from his hand directly at the male in front of me.
My hands immediately push the male away from danger, ready
to receive the throw from the impossible man that I called my best friend. I
recalled the endless hours I had practiced with Hoseok when his “bros” had
dates to go on while he remained loyal to his bachelor, unholy ways. A smile
formed on my lips as the ball landed in the cradle formed by my hands. I looked
forward to see Hoseok smirking, but not at me, at the man currently on the ground
because of the force of my unexpected shove.
“Taehyung, are you okay?” I asked, immediately helping the
young man to his feet. The timid dark-haired boy brushed off the dirt and
looked at me ready to reply but froze as his eyes locked on something behind me.
Untranslatable German words? Like, they don't exist in any other language?
fernweh = a yearning for foreign lands, the desire to travel
schnapsidee = an idea that sounds brilliant at
first but then turns out to be idiotic (schnaps = booze, idee = idea)
warmduscher = someone who is weak or cowardly (literally, someone who showers warm)
gemütlichkeit = a feeling of coziness, contentedness, comfort and relaxation
weltschmerz = describes the feeling of depression and hopelessness you get by the actual state of the world (welt = world, schmerz = pain, world pain)
geborgenheit = feeling of security but there’s much more to this word than just the feeling of security as the word expands to describe the idyllic and magical feeling of security, warmth, comfort, love, peace and trust altogether
packesel = the person who ends up carrying all the bags while shopping
rabenmutter = a bad mother (literally, raven mother)
innerer schweinehund = that voice in the back of your head telling you that you /really don’t want to/ do something (literally, internal pigdog)
torschlusspanik = the fear, usually as one gets older, that time is running out and important opportunities are slipping away (literally, gate closing panic)
Not everybody should know about the fact that you’re a Kingsman agent, especially your family. In their eyes, you’re a tailor and do nothing but wasting your time. Tired of the attempts of your mother to make you settle down with a guy, who is up to your economic standards, you may just have to fake it…
Warning: a bit of ‘casual’swearing Eggsy Unwin x Reader Part ONE of ‘Can I be him?’ - Series
Summary: After receiving a very rude letter of your ex on the mail saying that he is going to get married. You see yourself not knowing what to do, you can just let it go or accept the help of your hot neighbor and pretend he is your boyfriend.
Saying that shopping with your mother was the most boring and tiring
thing you have ever done in your life was an understatement. She made you try
every single dress that she found cute or that she thought youwould look cute on you. It didn’t matter if you
liked it or not, she was in charge.
After hours of trying things on and not finding
anything that you and your mother agreed on, you decide to go to a small
boutique outside the city. You used to always go shopping there when you lived
here and you had faith that you would find something that you liked and your
“You should have bought that last dress, you looked
beautiful in it.” You watch as your mother starts the car “It was a white lace
dress, the bride would kill me and I’m planning on going back home safe and
sound.” You say in a serious tone, you didn’t want to cause any more drama.
“You could always use it with James; I don’t know,
you were just so beautiful in that dress.” You put your hand on your
mother's shoulder squeezing it lightly “It’s a little earlier to
start thinking about wedding dresses, don’t you think?”