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Hello, I was wondering if you have any recommendations for god AUs? I've just read Selenophile by whydoyouask on ao3 which great (pls read it) but ongoing. I love the idea with the gods though and I'd like to read something similar. Thank you :)

I love this request! Thank you so so much for these!

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God AU


Dancing Daffodils by grayclouds, Mature, 40k (WIP)
Greek God AU where Yuuri is the god of Eros who falls for Victor, a man secluded/banished from the rest of society. Very sweet, and the mix of Greek mythology and YOI works amazingly well. I’ve rec’d this fic so many times, it’s that good! 

it’s gonna take a miracle by lunaetude, 8k
Chris might be a love deity, but it would probably take a thousand miracles just to get Viktor and Yuuri to confess already, dammit. HAHAHAHA I LOVE THIS FIC

Only Blooms at Night by queen_egotist, Explicit, 34k (WIP)
It has been more than two decades since winter has started. According to legends, only the most beautiful person in the village must be sacrificed to the God of Ice as his bride to appease his anger and end this eternal winter. Great god AU!

Selenophile by whydoyouask, Teen, 11k (WIP)
Victor is a long forgotten moon god. Yuuri is a lone believer. Thumbs up!

Winter Gods by my_name_is_Levi, Gen, 12k (WIP)
The story of a man cursed with Immortality after the gods took his lover from him, damning him to an eternity of meeting his love again and again, loving him and losing him. SO good!

If there’s a burning in your heart, don’t be alarmed by eeveepkmnfan, Teen, 31k (WIP)
When Yuuri first awoke, it was to the sight of snow. Taking it all in, his first thought was, ‘It’s beautiful.’ Omg this fic is amazing!

I have no heart, for you long ago stole it by exile_wrath, Gen, 4k
In which Eros, one of the six gods of love, falls for a mortal who thinks he’s unlovable. Rec’d by a follower!

Equinox by WhereverYouAre36, Teen, 8.2k (WIP)
Yuuri once said that Viktor’s eyes were akin to the arctic—stunning. “Winter suits you,” said the man as he dragged his fingers through his lover’s silver locks. WOW!

seafoam by reallysadfish, Gen, 2k
Some say he stole it. Others say he seduced his way to it. Either way, this is how Yuuri claimed the tide and the Ocean waited for him to come home. LOVE THIS!

To Love like You by IdunAurora, Teen, 4.6k
The story of how Yuuri’s love simultaneously ended his human life and Viktor’s days of loneliness. Stunning one shot!

Raindrops on Roses by UpliftingNightmares, Gen, 2.9k (WIP)
Viktor is a god who’s been waiting for a good reason to visit the realm of mortals and humans. So, when somebody folds just the right number of paper flowers, Viktor is more than happy to meet who has summoned him. But, who he finds is not who he expects. great fic so far, can’t wait for more!

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☞ Stan Jin’s dad jokes. Stan BTS.

(last updated: 21.03.2017)

☠️ 1. - 깨가 죽으면 뭔 줄 알니?
- 주근깨. 

- What is it called when a sesame is dead?
- Freckles. 

“Freckles” (주근깨 ju-keun-kkae) is pronounced the same as “dead sesame” (죽은 깨 juk-eun kkae). 

🍔 2. - 햄버거가 무슨 색인 줄 알니?
- 버건디. 

- What color is the hamburger?
- Burgundy. 

“Burger” when joined with the letter “n” becomes “burgern”, which is pronounced the same as “burgun” in “burgundy”. 

🍓 3. - 딸기가 도망가면 뭔 줄 알니?
- 딸기잼. 

- What is it called when a strawberry runs?
- Strawberry jam. 

“Jam” is written as “잼” (jaem) in Korean. “재다” (jae-da) means “fast”, while “잼” can also mean the adjective “재다” is added an “ㅁ” to it, turning “재다” into a noun “잼” (rough meaning: the state of being fast). So “딸기잼” (ddalki-jam / strawberry jam) can be understood as “the strawberry is fast”. 

🍤 4. - 물이 있어요. 이 물들이 갑자기 흩어졌어. 그럼 무엇일까?
- 해산물. 

- There’s water. The water then suddenly dispersed. What is it called?
- Seafood. 

“Seafood” is “해산물” (hae-san-mul) in Korean. “해산” (hae-san) means “dispersal” and “물” (mul) means “water”. So “해산물” literally means “dispersed water”. 

🍜 5. - 라면이 프랑스 가면 왜 싫어하는 줄 아십니까?
- 다 불어 써서. 

- Why do the noodles hate going to France?
- Because they all use French. 

“Use French” is “불어 써서” (bul-eo sseo-seo) in Korean, “불어” (bul-eo) means “French” and “써서” (sseo-seo) is the conjugated version of the verb “쓰다” (sseu-da / use) with the 아/어서 grammar (indicating the reason of an action/a situation). “불어 써서” is pronounced similar to “불었었서” (bul-eoss-eoss-seo, read as: bul-leot-sseot-seo), which is the verb “붇다” (but-da / swell up, be bloated) with 았었/었었 grammar (double past tense, indicating an action is done in the past and is no longer relevant to the present). Combined, we have “불었었어”, meaning “(the noodles are) bloated". 

👶 6. - 신이 아이를 낳으면 뭔 줄 아십니까?
- 갓 난 아이. 

- What is it called when a god gives birth to a child.
- An infant. 

“Infant” is “갓난아이” (gat-nan-a-i) in Korean. “갓” (gat) means “god”, “난” (nan) is the verb “나다” (na-da / come out) used with modifier ㄴ for adjectives, and “아이” (a-i) means “baby”. 

😺 7. - 고양이 물로 만들면 뭔 줄 아십니까?
- 물로켓. 

- What is a cat made from water called?
- Water rocket.  

“Water rocket” is “물로켓” (mul-ro-ket) in Korean. “물” (mul) means “water” and “로켓” (ro-ket) means “rocket”. When analyzed in a different way, “물로켓” can be separated into “물”, “로” and “켓”. “로” (ro) indicates something is used as material, and “켓” (ket) is read similar to “cat” in English. In that sense, “물로켓” means “a cat made from water.” 

🐰 8. - 3월에 대학생들이 강한 이유는?
- 개강해서. 

- Why are college students strong in March?
- Because it’s the beginning of a new term. 

“개강해서” (gae-gang-hae-seo) is the verb “개강하다” (gae-gang-ha-da / a new term begins) with 아/어서 grammar (indicating the reason of an action/a situation). “개강해서” is read the same as “개 강해서” (gae gang-hae-seo), which is the word “개” (gae / used in slangs, meaning “frigging”, “so”, “really”) and “강하다” (gang-ha-da / strong) with 아/어서 grammar. “개 강해서” means “because they are frigging strong”. 

🔊 9. 오디오 있는 곳이 어디어. 

Where is the place that has audio? 

“Where” is “어디어” (eo-di-eo) and is pronounced similar to “audio” (오디오 o-di-o) in Korean. 

🐶 10. - 개가 벽 보고 뭐라고 하는 줄 아십니까?
- 월월. 

- What does the dog say when it sees a wall?
- Wol-wol. 

“월월” (wol-wol) is the “woof-woof” sound a dog makes written in Korean. “월” is pronounced similar to “wall” in English. 

🐮 11. - 소가 계단을 올라오면 뭔 줄 아세요?
- 소오름. 

- What is it called when a cow goes up the stairs?
- Goose~oose bumps. 

“소름” (so-reum) means “goose bumps” in Korean, “소오름” (so-o-reum) is “소름” with the “오” sound lengthened. “소” (so) in “소오름” means “cow”, “오름” (o-reum) is the verb “오르다” (o-reu-da / go up) added a ㅁ to it, turning “오르다” into the noun “오름” (the act of going up). So “소오름” can be understood as “a cow going up”. 

🐂 12. - 소가 전쟁을 하면 뭔 줄 아세요?
- 워메워메. 

- What is a cow going into a war called?
- War-me war-me. 

“워메워메” (wo-me wo-me) is the sound a cow makes written in Korean. “워” has the same pronunciation as “war” in English. 

⭐️ 13. - 징을 놀랍도록 세게 치면 무엇인지 아세요?
- 어메이징. 

- What is it called when a jing is hit hard?
- Ama-jing. 

“징” (jing) is a large gong used in traditional Korean music. “어메이징” (eo-me-i-jing) is “amazing” written in Korean. 

🦐 14. 이 바닷가재가 어제 나한데 바다 가재. 

Yesterday this lobster asked me to go to the sea with it. 

“Lobster” (바닷가재 ba-dat-ga-jae) has similar pronunciation to “ask (me) to go to the sea with it” (바다 가재 ba-da ga-jae). “바다” (ba-da) means “sea”, while “가재” (ga-jae) is the shortened form of “가자고 해” (ga-ja-go hae, unconjugated: 가자고 하다 ga-ja-go ha-da), meaning “ask someone to go”. 

🐻 15. 문을 뒤집으면 곰. 

A door upside down is a bear. 

In Korean, “door” is “문” (mun) and “bear” is “곰” (gom). Flip it upside down. 

👊 16. - 손가락은 영어로 핑거잖아요. 그럼 주먹인 뭐예요?
- 오므린거.

- A finger is “finger” in English. Then what is a fist?
- Omeuringer. 

“Omeuringer” is written as “오므린거” (o-meu-rin-geo) in Korean. The verb “오므리다” (o-meu-ri-da) means “clench (hands)”, combining with modifier ㄴ and “거” (geo) (the thing / the action), we have “오므린거”, which means “the action of clenching (hands)”. 

☝️ 17. - 강아지가 한 마리만 있는 나라가 뭔 줄 알아?
- 독일. 

- Which country only has one dog?
- Germany. 

Germany is “독일” (dog-il) in Korean. The Romanization of “독” is “dog” and “일” (il) means “one”.

👅 18. - 소가 웃으면 뭔 줄 아세요?
- 우하하. 

- What is it called when a cow laughs?
- Uhaha. 

In “우하하” (uhaha), “우” (u) means “cow” and “하하” means “haha”. 

🔥 19. - 뱀이 불 타면 뭔 줄 알아요?
- 뱀파이어. 

- What is a snake on fire?
- Vamfire. 

In Korean, “vampire” is written as “뱀파이어” (baem-pa-i-eo). “뱀파이어” is “뱀” (baem), which means “snake”, and “파이어” (pa-i-eo / fire). The ㅍ sound can be pronounced as “p” or “f”, the ㅂ sound can be pronounced as “b” or “v”. 

❄️ 20. - 오리가 얼면?
- 언덕. 

- What is it called when we freeze a duck?
- A slope. 

“Slope” is “언덕” (eon-deok) in Korean. “언” (eon) is the verb “얼다” (eol-da / freeze) combined with modifer ㄴ, and “덕” (deok) is pronounced the same as “duck” in English. So “언덕” can be understood as “a frozen duck”.

🦌 21. - 사슴이 눈이 좋으면 뭔지 아세요?
- 굿아이디어.

- What is a deer with good eyes called?
- Good idea. 

“Good idea” is pronounced the same as “good eye deer”.

🦆 22.  오리를 생으로 먹으면? 회오리.

What is it called when you eat ducks raw? Tornado.

“Tornado” is “회오리” (hoe-o-ri) in Korean. “회” (hoe) means “sashimi” and “오리” (o-ri) means “duck”.

🐣 23. - 세상에서 가장 강한 새는 뭔지 아십니까?
- 참새.

- What is the world’s strongest bird?
- Sparrow.

“Sparrow” is “참새” (cham-sae) in Korean. “참” (cham) means “quite, very”and “새” (sae) means “bird”.

🌸 24. - 세상에서 가장 아름다운 새는 뭔지 아십니까?
- 아미 생김새.

- What is the world’s most beautiful bird?
- ARMYs’ appearances.

“Appearance” is “생김새” (saeng-kim-sae) in Korean. The “새” (sae) in “생김새” also means “bird”.

⚡ 25. - 논리적인 사람이 총을 쏘면 뭔지 알아요?
- 타당타당.

- What is it called when a logical person shoots a gun?
- A valid point.

“Valid” is “타당하다” (ta-dang-ha-da) in Korean. The sound of a bullet coming out from a gun is “타당타당” (ta-dang-ta-dang).

🍚 26. - 뚜비가 길을 지나가고 있었어. 근데 나나가 밥을 먹고 있었어. 그러더니 뚜비가 뭐라고 한 줄 알아? - 뚜비두밥. 

- Laa-Laa was eating when Dipsy passed by. What did Dipsy say? 

- Ddubidubab. “Ddubidubab” (뚜비두밥) is read similar to “뚜비도 밥” (ddu-bi-do bab), which means “food for Ddubi too” in Korean. “Ddubi” is the Korean name of Dipsy.

🎵 27. - 세상에서 제일 긴 음악이 뭔 줄 알아요?
- 엠아롱. 

- What is the longest music in the world?
- Am I Wlong. 

“Am I Wrong” is written as “엠아롱” (em-a-rong) in Korean. Since the ㄹ consonant can be pronounced as both “l” and “r”, there are 2 ways of pronouncing “롱”: as “long” and as “rong”.

🏝 28. - 꿈이 큰 나무가 뭔지 아세요?
- 왕꿈틀이. 

- What is a big tree with big dreams?
- A giant gummy worm. 

“Giant gummy worm” in Korean is “왕꿈틀이” (wang-kkum-teul-i). “왕” means “kind”, but it’s often used with the meaning of “big, huge, giant”. “꿈” means “dream”. “틀이” is read similar to “트리” (teu-ri), which is “tree” written in Korean.

🖐 29. 안녕하세요에서 안녕하세요 인사를 하게 되네요. 

I get to say “hello” at “Hello Counselor”. 

You all know this one.

👸 30. - 오리들의 여왕이 일어섰어요. 그럼 무엇일까요?
- 선덕여왕. 

- The queen of the ducks has stood up. What is it called?
- Queen Seonduck. 

Queen Seondeok is a queen in Korean history. “Deok” and “duck” are pronounced the same.

☂️ 31. - 그늘이 있으면 행복한 이유가 무엇일까요?
- 해피해서. 

- Why are people happy when there’s shade?
- Because they’re happy. 

“Happy” is written as “해피” (hae-pi) in Korean. “해피해서” (because they’re happy) can be phrased as “해 피해서”. “해” means “the sun”, “피해서” is “피하다”, meaning “avoid”, combined with 아/어서 grammar (indicating the reason of an action/a situation). When phrasing as “해 피해서”, it takes the meaning of “because they can avoid the sun”.

👜 32. 최근에 가방 사셨나봐요~? 내껀 가방. 

Did you buy a new bag recently? You must be mine. 

In “내껀 가방” (nae-kkeon ka-bang), “내껀” means “mine” and “가방” means “bag”, so “내껀 가방” means “my bag”. On another hand, “내껀 가방” is read close to “내껀 가봥”, which is “내껀 가봐” written in a cute way by adding the “ㅇ” consonant. “내껀 가봐” is “내꺼” (mine) and the conjugated ㄴ가 보다 grammar (indicating the speaker is guessing). “내껀 가봐” means “you must be mine”.

🦆 33. - 오리가 하늘을 날아. 하늘을 날면서 막 요리가 돼. 그건 뭐지 알아?
- 푸드덕. 

- The duck flies to the sky and becomes food. What is it?
- Flapping. 

“Flap” is “푸드덕” (푸드덕거리다) (pu-deu-deok) in Korean. In “푸드덕”, “푸드” means “food” and “덕” means “duck”.

❄️ 34. - 혈액형?
- 인형? 

- Your blood type?
- Doll? 

“혈액형” (hyeol-aek-hyeong) means “blood type” in Korean. The types of blood type would be called “[…]형”, for example: type A is “A형”, type O is “0형”. “Doll” in Korean is “인형” and it ends with “형”, similar to how blood types’ names are ended with.

🐮 35.- 소가 노래를 부르면 뭔지 아나?
- 소송 일세.
- 그 소들이 떼창하면 뭔지 아나?
- 단체소송 일세. 

- What is it called when cows sing?
- A lawsuit.
- What if those cows sing together?
- A group lawsuit. 

“Lawsuit” is “소송” (so-song) in Korean. “소” means “cow” and “송” means “song” (as in music). “단체” means “group”.

🍗 37. - 닭 중에서 제일 빠른 닭은?
- 후다닥. 

- What is the quickest chicken?
- Rush (Huda chicken). 

“후다닥” (hu-da-dak) is used to show an action is done fast. In “후다닥”, the “닥” is read the same as “닭” (chicken).

🍖 38. - 뼈가 두 개면 뭔지 아십니까?
- 두개골.
- 네 개가 있으면?
- 사골. 

- What is it called when there are 2 bones?
- A skull.
- What if there are 4 bones?
- Beef bone. 

In Korean, “skull” is “두개골” (du-gae-gol) and “beef bone” is “사골” (sa-gol). In “두개골”, “두개” means “two (things)” and “골” means “bone”. In “사골”, “사” means “four” and “골” means “bone”.

🍞 39. - 제빵사들이 제일 싫어하는 개그는 뭔지 알아요?
- 빵 터지는 개그. 

- Which kind of jokes do bakers hate the most?
- Jokes that make people burst out laughing. 

“Burst out laughing” is “빵 터지다” (bbang teo-ji-da) in Korean. “빵 터지다” can be understood as “빵” (bread) and “터지다” (explode, burst) combined. So “빵 터지는 개그” has 2 meanings: “jokes that make people burst out laughing” and “jokes that make bread explodes”.

🐲 40. - 용이 하늘로 승천하다를 네 글자로 줄이면?
- 올라가용. 

- “The dragon ascends to heaven” shortened to 4 characters is?
- Go up. 

“올라가용” (ol-la-ga-yong) is “올라가요” (ol-la-ga-yo) written in a cute way, with “올라가다” meaning “go up”. “용” in “올라가용” means “dragon”.

🛁  41. 푸마에도 살짝 거품이 끼어 있어요. 언블리버블~ 

There’s a kind of bubble in Puma. Unbeliebubble~  

“Unbelievable” is written as “언블리버블” (eon-beul-li-beo-beul) in Korean. The “ㅂ” consonant can be pronounced as both “b” and “v”, so “버블” in “언블리버블” can be read as “beo-beul” (bubble) or “veo-beul” (vable).

📦 42. - 쓰레기가 음식을 먹을 때 나는 소리는 무엇일까요?
- 오물오물. 

- What sound does rubbish make when eating?
- Munch munch. 

“오물오물” (o-mul o-mul) is used to express the action of doing something with a full mouth/mouth hardly opens, such as munching. “오물” (o-mul) means “rubbish”.

🤢 43. - 소나무가 삐지면?
- 칫솔. 

- What is it called when the pine tree sulks?
- Toothbrush. 

“Toothbrush” is “칫솔” (chit-sol) in Korean. “칫” is the sound used to describe when someone is sad/sulks and “솔” means “pine tree”.

reading one star reviews of books you hated on goodreads just to stew in your bitterness is such a happy cozy feeling

kinpatsu-san  asked:

Hey! I just wondered if you know any good victuuri fics where Victor or Yuuri is an author? I just read one with Yuuri as a famous one and it was so good that I would like to read similar ones.

Hi! Thanks for these requests! I love this AU!

(The gif was created by @nicaforov! Thank you so much!)


Author AU


how the mighty fall (in love) by braveten, Gen, 21k (WIP)
Every Victor Nikiforov fan has three things in common.
1. They have unrealistic expectations for romance.
2. They mark their calendars with the dates of his newest book releases and the premieres of his latest movie adaptations.
3. They either passionately hate or love his greatest rival, a mysterious author whose pseudonym is only two letters: “KY.” I’m… shook to the core I already love this fic so much!

Are you a library book? Because I can’t stop checking you out. by AriWrote, Teen, 9.3k (WIP)
Yuuri works at his family’s bookstore. Viktor is his favorite author. Somehow he doesn’t realize the cute stranger making eyes at in him in the self-help book section is his idol. Yuri just really wants a break. LOVE this!

more than three quarters by alykapedia, Teen, 5.3k (WIP)
The thing is, Yuuri never imagined that he’d end up as an author at twenty-four. Great fic so far!

Beside the Dancing Sea by lily_winterwood, MapleTreeway, Explicit, 186k
New York Times-bestselling author Viktor Nikiforov arrives in the sleepy seaside town of Torvill Cove to cure his writer’s block. After encountering local wallflower Yuuri Katsuki at a party, he discovers that this mysterious dark-haired man has a couple secrets up his sleeve. Amazing fic!

Unassuming by withoutwingsx, Teen, 7.2k
Where Yuuri is the author of a famous book series, but writes under a psuedonym, and Victor is possibly his biggest fan. Nothing like the man of your dreams complimenting your work without even knowing that you created it. It’s not like Yuuri can tell him… right? Thumbs up!

rekindling by fan_nerd, Mature, 9.1k
Victor stands on Yuuri’s doorstep in the pouring rain with a bouquet of flowers. It’s the middle of the night. The tall man is out of breath, soaking wet, and his eyes are red.
Yuuri sighs, letting his ex-boyfriend in like the sympathetic fool that Victor knows he is. “What are you doing here?” He hurries to catch his breath and reply, but his mouth is dry. Victor doesn’t exactly have an answer to that question. Slow burn!

of paperback novels and several loud screeching noises by katsusin, Teen, 6.1k (WIP)
Yuuri Katsuki: lonely bookstore owner
Victor Nikiforov: lonely author.
Phichit Chulanont: everybody’s favorite meddling best friend. Great fic!

Show by RavingRaven, Explicit, 1.4k
Yuri is very salty when he comes back to finish his work and realises it’s gone, and it’s Viktor’s fault. SPICY!

dear true love by cityboys, Teen, 36k (WIP)
Victor is a writer pretending to be on a break; Yuuri is a pianist pretending to not be on a break. They meet, somehow, in the backwaters of Saga Prefecture, Japan. Rec’d by a follower!

Yo I’m looking for book recs. Anything that would be clumped together with the following books:

- Percy Jackson
- Skulduggery Pleasant
- Bartimaeus Trilogy
- Lockwood & Co
- Artemis Fowl

There’s a certain type of similarity these books have in their audience and appeal, though I can’t quite identify what that is. But if anyone has suggestions for other books in this kind of cluster of books, I’d appreciate the recommendation.

💧🔮 Rain Divination 🔮💧

simple divination for when you’re watching rain drip down the window

yes/no divination

🔮 choose two raindrops near the top of the windows.

💧 one is “yes”, the other is “no”

🔮 meditate on your question

💧 whichever merges with another raindrop or reaches the bottom first is your answer

interpretive divination

🔮 wait for a droplet that catches your attention. it will represent whoever you are inquiring about. 

💧 keep watch for the shapes merged droplets take, it will symbolize an event the occurs because of your interaction with the person

🔮 interpret shapes based on your own associations, or those similar to tea readings

💧 merged droplets’ paths indicate meeting someone new who will have influence on your life

🔮 stray droplets that start in the middle indicate an event within reach but not currently on your path

💧 when the droplets reach the bottom of the windows, that is the unknown, there there have yet to be decisions that affect that far into the future. 

Candle Wax Scrying How-To

Candle wax readings are similar to tea leave readings, but instead of reading symbols and messages formed by wet tea leaves inside your teacup, candle drippings formed in water are interpreted.

The following materials will be needed:

  • Scrying bowl
    • Any type of container can be used as a scrying bowl. However, it is best to use a bowl made out of natural materials or one that has a reflective surface.
    • Avoid using plastics and aluminum containers
    • Ceramic or glass bowls are excellent choices
  • Water
    • Any form of water can be used during scrying. However, I have found that natural water from a stream or rain works best.
  • Pen and paper
  • Candle with matches
    • For the main candle used for scrying, you have the choice of using a white candle or a colored candle that represents the question that you want to ask.

Note: You do not necessarily need to have a definite question to be able to scry.

Small tea light candles can be placed around the room to create a peaceful atmosphere.

Pre-Scrying Session:

  • Gather the supplies needed for your candle wax reading session.
  • Prepare a room to your liking (lock the doors, close the blinds, etc). Dim the lights, light some incense, and allow the light of small candles to dance around the room.
  • Concentrate on your breathing, taking deep breathes and feeling calmness consume you.
  • As you fall into a deeper state of meditation, feel your energy flow through you.
  • When ready, push the energy outward and imagine its white color engulf your surroundings.
    • At this time, you should be feeling either a tingly sensation inside of you or be so relaxed that you experience yourself entering a deeper dimension.
  • Once you feel comfortable, open your eyes.  

During Session:

  • Write your question down (if you have one) on a piece of paper and place it next to the scrying water bowl.
  • When ready, light the candle that will be used to scry and allow the wax to drip upon the water inside the bowl.
    • Do not move the bowl or touch the water.
    • Let the wax and water blend naturally.
  • Keep a state of calmness and relaxation throughout the process, maintaining your question in mind.
    • The time that you spent during this phase of the ritual is up to you. Some people believe they get the answer to their question in a couple of minutes, while others wait till the entire candle is finished.

Post-Scrying Session:

  • Once exhaustion starts setting in, the energy around you will begin to dissipate and slowly become smaller.
  • Allow the energy to naturally fade out and come back inside you.
  • Take the piece of paper where you wrote your question and allow it to be burnt by the fire of the candle that was used during scrying or dip it into the water.
  • Put out the fire of the candle, turn on the lights, and begin to interpret your wax findings. There are no right or wrong ways to interpret candle wax. It is your own personal experience!
    • Numbers can indicate days, weeks, months, or years.
    • Letters can represent clues to a person’s name or place.
    • A circle could represent the beginning or end of a cycle.
    • A cluster of dots may represent a group of people.
    • If there is one formation sitting at a distance from the other drippings, it could represent isolation. 
IwaOi Week 2017: It’s Getting Closer!

Hey, there! Admin Oikawa here, just sending out a friendly reminder that IwaOi week is taking place from May 1st-May 7th. All medias are welcome, so as long as they feature IwaOi! We are super, super excited, and hope that you are, too. 

Official Prompts: 

MAY 1st: Immortality/College
MAY 2nd: Unrequited/Firsts
MAY 3rd: Charm/Song-Inspired
MAY 4th: Holidays/Paranoia
MAY 5th: Free day/Miscommunication
MAY 6th: Fairy Tale/Anomaly
MAY 7th: Goodbyes/Hellos

Don’t forget to tag your work with IwaOiWeek2017, or submit it to the page so that we can share! And, hey! Share this with your friends. The more people who participate, the more fun! 

-Admin Oikawa 

Snooze.

More Grillster! Ref used for the skeleton hand and the pose (I forgot to add that earlier ahh I’m such a dumb.)

Yes he sleeps with the robe on; he feels strange whenever it’s not on him. Grillby was super fun to color, and since he’s OT Grillby it allowed me to go crazy with his colors and the space effects. Lighting killed me as usual.

Someone asked me if I RP my Gaster the other day, but I only write him with one person. I worry that he’s too uh.. flashy.. to be taken seriously by a lot of people ahaha;; and people chew up AU characters so much I’m kind of nervous to write him anywhere other than in familiar company. 

“Sometimes I look at Kelli O’Hara and I think all the girls in the fairy tales were based on her. She’s beautiful. She’s funny. She’s smart. She sings like nobody on the planet. She dances like Ginger Rogers— I don’t even think she knew that, but she does. She’s been in nine Broadway shows. She’s been nominated for five Tony Awards. She has an amazing husband, two wonderful children, and makes a mean grits casserole. She’s performed in everything from South Pacific to King Lear to our own The Bridges of Madison County, this season. She’s appeared with the New York Philharmonic, been on Sex and the City, performed at Carnegie Hall, and three times at the Kennedy Center Honors, But here’s the deal, folks: Kelli O’Hara is no princess. Bart Sher says that what makes Kelli so spectacular is that she is a woman on stage. She brings a woman’s understanding and emotion to every part she plays. She will not let a word or a lyric get by her that isn’t right. And when everything is right, she falls into your arms and you cannot imagine ever being loved by anybody else.”

Happy 41st Birthday to the best there is, Kelli O’Hara!