someone needs to work on their lighting

Thank you guys for the amazing support!
I haven’t been on much and I do apologize for it! Life has gotten pretty hectic on my side. But everything will be fun I can assure you.

I have gotten a few amazing messages in my inbox thanking me.

But I should be thanking you.

All of you are amazing and supportive of each-other. I’ve gone through the tags and seen the love you’ve all poured out to one another. How you all work as a team.

I’m glad I could do something for this community. It makes me feel good that I can put a smile on someones face, help someone when they are down and give some positive light to any bad situations.

I’ll be posting for frequently from now on now that things have slowed down here.

If anyone needs to talk or needs someone to reach out to, I will try my best to talk to you and help you with whatever you need.

Like always everyone.

You are all amazing and strong.

Common courtesy among witches

Here are some key points we should all note when dealing with other witches. 

  • Their path is not your path, don’t act like it is. 
  • Don’t demand or feel entitled to others’ knowledge. Do your own research first before asking.
  • Don’t bash other witches paths. You don’t agree with what they follow? Don’t follow that path yourself. 
  • We’ve all dealt with spells backfiring or not working, don’t sit there and make someone feel like crap because their spell didn’t work.
  • Don’t bash other witches because you disagree with their morals behind certain spellwork. They want to hex someone? Unless they’re hexing you, leave them to it. 
  • Don’t bash witches who practice “dark” magic, there’s light and dark in everything. It’s all about balance. 
  • Most of all, be helpful, courteous and friendly. We’re all going through this path together and we’re all brothers and sisters of the craft who need friends alike. 
  • Aries:Stay away from the refrigerator for the next few hours. What needs to happen, will happen. Ignore the rustlings of the tupperware against the fresh produce. If you hear a sharp whining sound, everything is just fine. Have popcorn for dinner tonight.
  • Taurus:Seek yourself. Discover yourself. Abduct yourself. The ransom will be worth millions.
  • Gemini:You are a collector of dreams. Other people’s dreams. Keep them in a dry place away from sunlight. Should molding occur, dispose of appropriately.
  • Cancer:Consider thanking someone who normally goes unappreciated. Like chairs, or light switches. They work really hard for you and you don’t even care. Jerk.
  • Leo:Don’t be a hero. Be a pawn in someone else’s game. Reap the social benefits. Deny all responsibility.
  • Virgo:Do you remember that old mason jar full of nails, that you hid under your bed and in the closet and up in the freezing attic before you eventually buried it among the roots of an anonymous tree deep in the forest and ran home as fast as you could without looking back? No? That’s probably for the best.
  • Libra:This week, take some time to smell the roses. Take some time to touch the roses. Take some time to commune with the roses. Take some time to become the roses.
  • Scorpio:2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened, 3/4 cup granulated sugar, 3/4 cup packed brown sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 2 large eggs, 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) chocolate chips, 1 cup chopped nuts
  • Sagittarius:God help your poor soul, especially with heavy groceries and math homework.
  • Capricorn:Have a heart. Here, take two. And another one. Where did I get all these hearts from? You ask too many questions.
  • Aquarius:Remember to stay safe this week! Insofar as we are ever safe while surrounding with the constant threat of war and violence and aneurysms and heartbreak and stubbed toes and earthquakes and life-eradicating bursts of gamma radiation. So perhaps we should say, remember to stay ignorant of the never-ending peril and your extraordinary fragility this week!
  • Pisces:There is a place for you, but if I gave you all the details you might not want to go there anymore. There is a place for you, but if I gave you all the details you might not want to go there anymore.
Pay It Forward For Misha

I’m at MinnCon right now, and as most of you have probably heard by now, Misha Collins was mugged last night in Minneapolis. He’s fine, but obviously shaken up, and he did need some stitches and stuff. It’s a terrible thing to have happen to anyone, but especially to someone who has made it their life’s work to spread as much love and light around the world as they possibly can. I’ve been thinking all day about how to adequately show Misha and the cast/crew how sorry we are that this happened. I was thinking of the things I crave in times when I’ve been upset, things that are comforting, and one of those things for me is coffee. Obviously we can’t all buy Misha a coffee, he’d have a heart attack from the caffeine overload. But I was thinking that starting tomorrow (August 23rd), everyone who is able could “pay it forward” and pay for the order of the person behind them at the coffee shop, and then tweet “I ‪#‎paiditforward‬ ‪#‎forMisha‬”. Just something that kind of ties in with Random Acts and also puts out some positive energy after this horrible event. Whether or not you’re able to participate financially, please spread this around on your social media platforms as much as you can; I think it would be great if we could make a big positive impact for Misha after a frightening weekend. Thank you guys so much! Always Keep Fighting!

Return to Sender Spell

Originally posted by ladybluefox666

Some of you guys may already know this spell. It is very simple and works like a charm!

If you suspect someone has cursed you, or you are just having a bought of bad luck this spell should work! It has for me!

All you need is a black taper candle, flying devil oil, and a sharp tool to carve the candle with.

Take the sharp tool and carve “RETURN TO SENDER” all over the candle then anoint the candle with the Flying Devil oil…light it and let it burn out!

The Flying Devil oil is just a mixture of olive oil and red pepper flakes, OR you can just anoint the candle with the oil and roll it in the red pepper flakes!

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Hi. My name is Garrett Gilchrist. I’ve been an artist for twenty years now. I was in a car accident yesterday, hit by someone who (I think) ran a red light. My neck hurts. My car is totalled. I’m getting kicked out of my apartment. And I don’t have the money to make it through the month.

I do commissioned art. Starting at $50 for one character. I was paid more like $500 for some of the more complicated work above (think $50 per day), but would be happy to do great work for you for less. I know you probably don’t have any money either. But I’d appreciate it if you could reblog this and signal boost a bit. I need the work right now.

http://tygerbug.deviantart.com/gallery

I also have a Patreon, and a $1 donation gets you an early look at anything I’m doing.

http://patreon.com/garrettgilchrist

I can also take donations at my website.

http://orangecow.org

Maybe you know my film and film restoration work too? I directed a She-Hulk feature, animated lost episodes of Doctor Who for two years, restored the lost animated classic The Thief and the Cobbler for eight years, edited Star Wars: Deleted Magic, and restored dozens of rare Muppets specials at Henson Rarities. Among many other things.

I have some really amazing projects I’m working on right now, which I can’t show you yet. And it’s been hard to work on them without the money to keep the lights on. But stay tuned and stay patient, and you’ll see some great things coming. Shares appreciated.

(Jan 20 2016)

The Signs During a Snow Storm
  • Aries:Impossible to be around, is bouncing off the walls.
  • Taurus:Excited about the hot chocolate and cookies that Cancer is about to make
  • Gemini:Needs to be sedated
  • Cancer:Making coco and baking for everyone
  • Leo:Goes out in the storm to build a snowman, just so they can take a cute instagram with it
  • Virgo:Panics every time the lights flicker
  • Libra:Chainsmoking to cope with all the bickering that starts around hour 4.
  • Scorpio:Having sex with someone in their room "to stay warm"
  • Sagittarius:Looking for a trash can lid to sled on
  • Capricorn:Stressing out about driving to work in the snow.
  • Aquarius:Starts getting pretty salty about having to stay inside.
  • Pisces:Walks outside in bare feet to catch snowflakes on their tongues.
“Bleeding Out” Poison Apple Curse

Hi guys! I’ve never actually posted any of my personal spells before because I consider them, y'know, personal. But recently I’ve felt drawn to begin posting them. I want to help people out. This spell is a “poison apple” curse that is meant to cause the truth to come to light. 

In other words, say there is a person who look very nice and could be super popular and well liked. But they are not nice and you know this. Maybe they hurt you or someone you care about. Maybe they are racist or transphobic. Any of these things. This curse will not only bring these things to light, but force them to feel the pain and consequences of those actions. I have used this spell and it did work VERY well.

Things you will need:

  • 1 apple 
  • Salt
  • Knife, rusty nail, anything sharp really. 
  • A nasty mixture (anything gross. Examples: vinegar, chilli powder, black pepper, bleach, lemon juice, rust, tobacco, graveyard dirt, angry spit, etc) just make sure to be careful about what you are mixing. Check first please, especially if using harder products like bleach! 
  • Pen/Marker
  • Small slip of paper
  • Container the apple can fit into (bag, jar, etc)
  • Optional: a ritual stimulant like coffee grounds for it to happen faster. 

1) Get your ingredients ready! Create your “nasty mixture” and if your practice includes setting up an alter, invoking deities, or circle casting do that now.
2) Take the apple. This represents the person that you are cursing. Write their first and last name on the apple while visualizing their face. Say “On the outside you look normal and nice…”
3) With the knife, cut out the core/center of the apple. Pull it out. Remove the top of the core from the rest of it, as the “lid” of the apple will be replaced later.
4) Take the mixture and pour it into the apple. Say “…But you are filled with poison…” as you pour. Do not fill all the way.
5) On a small slip of paper, write the bad properties of the person that need to come to the surface. Say “…filled with vice…” as you place the slip of paper inside of the apple.
6) Get the top of the apple and place it back on. Say “in order to bring these things to light…”
7) Get your knife! You are going to (carefully, unless you are okay with making a mess) stab the apple once for every thing that you wrote down. Really put your energy into this. Make it hurt. Say “…I will stab and I will slice.” Try to make the knife go all the way through the apple.
8) Once the apple is oozing (or dripping?) put it in a container (I’m using a bag because I don’t have any jars big enough to hold my apple)
9) If you are using any stimulant in your curse, add a tiny pinch to a bowl of salt and mix. Add this mixture to the container that the apple is in. Close/seal it.
10) Now SHAKE! As you do this, imagine the person facing the consequences of everything you wrote down. Put your intent and anger into it and really focus on their stupid face. You want them to be seen as who they are. This salt is the consequences, the salt to the wounds after they are seen. Say “You will pay.” for every time you stabbed them.
11) Now get rid of your bag of suffering. Don’t keep it in your house unless it is in the trash can. You can get rid of it how you want but do not bury it, as it will hurt the earth.
12) Get rid of any negative energy that may come back on you (if you believe in that.) Cleanse yourself with a nice cup of tea (lavender, chamomile, and rosemary might be nice!) or a bath/shower. Cleanse the area with salt, salt water, incense (dragonsblood, sandalwood, lavender, anything you’d like to use.) or any way of cleansing you choose. Ground yourself and get rid of any extra energy. Get some nice PJs on and curl into bed with snacks and netflix or something. Curses like this that require so much energy can leave you feeling super drained so be sure to take care of yourself.

High beams? Enjoy the red light.

Driving to work, I apparently pissed someone off something fierce. There was a large pickup truck in front of me trying to get in the left lane, I suspected because he needed to turn at an upcoming light, but a Pathfinder was being a douche and hanging out just to the left of him, despite the speed of traffic.

The left lane slowed down a bit so the Pathfinder was a little behind me but the truck still couldn’t get over because of another car in front of the Pathfinder. Tired of watching this guy be a jerk, I took the opportunity to get in front of the Pathfinder (with plenty of room, mind you), slow down enough to let the truck over just in time for his left turn, and then get back into the right lane.

Pathfinder then makes it his mission to tailgate me with his high beams on. I have an auto-dimming feature in my rear view mirror so I only noticed because I saw the extra pair of lights come on, but game on, buddy.

That’s my right turn coming up, I better slow down…a lot…you know, to make sure there are no pedestrians in the crosswalk at my turn. Oh! See that guy up there, about 10 feet from the crosswalk? I better make sure he has plenty of time to cross safely…he does have the right of way, after all.

Pathfinder honks, then leans on his horn, and can’t get around me because he had been tailgating…then the light turns red just as the pedestrian finishes crossing. I make a safe and legal right on red and Pathfinder has just added about 5 minutes to his commute.

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gif request meme: legends of tomorrow + favourite romantic relationship: Sara Lance and Leonard Snart. (asked by @warriorsaralance)

“The pairing […] only works because Sara already has her own inner light. Snart is not the guy who’s going to be Sara’s light — he’s got too many issues for that. But he IS the guy who can fight against his worst instincts from time to time in order to help Sara fight against hers. And maybe, that’s exactly what Sara needs. Not someone too good or too pure, but an equal. Someone who can understand both the darkness and the light, and the struggle to be better. Someone who can share the best and worst of his past with you. Someone who will give you his jacket when you’re both freezing to death. Someone you can sit absurdly close to in completely normal situations. Someone who can be quiet with you, and snarky with you, and even deep with you. And maybe, just maybe, Sara has already found that person.” (x)

death note highschool au where light and L are the two weird kids in school on different sides of the spectrum, Light being the cool weird loner kid and L being the weird loner who talks to himself and muses over things out loud and they’re notorious for hating each other (really its more them being annoyed that the other is as smart/smarter than them)

and the entire school ships it, to the point where they’re in the same history class and theres a project where everyone needs a partner and the entire class methodically pairs up with someone other than light and l so they’re forced to work together

and they fight so much, making faces and disagreeing on what really happened and pulling up sources and just being general little shits together and they’re at light’s home, working on it downstairs and being bitchy when Sayu comes in and is like “Light can you and your boyfriend please stop being so annoying I have homework too and it’s hard to focus with all this sexual tension in here” 

and they both just jump apart and look away and have just the faintest faintest of blush that of COURSE the other picks up on

and ten minutes later finds them making out in light’s room

I’ve been thinking about dreams a lot lately… What have y'all been dreaming about? What’s stopping you from chasing it? Is it time? Money? Fear of failure? Look at the things in your life that you are most proud of. At some time or another they probably required a leap of faith and a lot of hard work. Don’t let the fear of failure paralyze you or hold you back from being the best version of you! The world needs passionate people, the kind of people who light up when they are doing what they love. Let’s fill this place with humans who have come fully alive because they aren’t afraid to chase their dreams!
Share one big goal or dream you have for yourself on this post, I would love to hear the dreams you have and encourage you in that direction! Know someone who needs a kick in the pants? Tag them below! Now get off instagram and start chasing, will ya? by jennakutcher

Danger

AU: Someone gave me a fake phone number and it’s actually yours

A/N: Okay, guys, I saw this and I just needed to do a little drabble about it.

Word count: 574

Pairing: Dean x Reader

Warnings: light swearing.  

Don’t Talk to Strangers (Part II)

Midnight Texts (Part III)

Redial (Ending)

Begging, Praying, and Wishing (Epilogue) 

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This was a mistake.

The guy had been shady when you asked for his number just in case the amulet didn’t work, hesitating as he wrote “his” number down, stopping almost every three digits as he thought of what was next. But you needed to solve the case, and this was one of your last resources.

Of course, though, life could never give you a break, and now you were stuck with a useless piece of wood and a crude set of numbers on a crumpled piece of paper. There was no way you would find the guy now, however, so you could at least give it a try.

After all, there couldn’t be much danger in calling a stranger, could there? You could just apologize, hang up, and start searching for another way to find the monster that was terrorizing the people.

You took a deep breath, fingers pressing down on the touch screen of the phone and inserting the different digits in. You made sure it was the exact number on the paper before clicking “Call” and holding the phone to your ear. There were two rings before someone answered.

“Hello?” a deep voice said, a certain roughness held in it.

“Son of a bitch,” you mumbled, sighing with frustration. You had wasted a hundred dollars for a piece of junk, and now you couldn’t get them back.

“Heard it already,” the voice chuckled lightly from the other side. “Who’s this?”

“Nevermind,” you said, closing your eyes tightly. “Sorry for calling you, sir, some idiot gave me the wrong number. Sorry, I’ll hang up now.”

“Wait a second — someone just randomly gave you this number?” the man asked, and although you had no idea what he looked like, you could almost imagine the stranger raising his eyebrows.

“Well, mister, what’s so special about you?” you asked with an edge of sass, suddenly gaining interest in the conversation.  

“Nothing really; it’s just that I don’t really get a lot of random calls from people who’ve had bad dates,” the man replied, copying your tone.

In despite of yourself, you smiled. You picked at the edge of the motel bed, pulling gently at a stranded string of the cover.

“Really a ‘bad date’ if that’s what you wanna call it. I lost a hundred bucks and now I’m talking with someone that’s probably all the way on the other side of the country.”

“But now you’re talking to me, so I guess that’s a good thing,” the man said, causing you to laugh. “I’m Dean Winchester, by the way.”

“Y/N Y/L/N,” you said, trying to figure out why his name sounded familiar. “Pleasure.”

“That’s something that I can definitely give,” Dean replied, his voice deeper now. You rolled your eyes and laughed again, settling down on the bed. “But I think it would be for the best to take things slower, Y/N.”

“And what makes you think that I would want something like that, huh?”

“Trust me, everyone does at some point,” Dean said cockily. “But why did you lose a hundred bucks on a date? Was he that big of a douche?”

“It’s kind of a long story,” you sighed, rolling the small amulet between your fingers. “A very long story.”  

“All I was planning to do tonight was drink by myself,” Dean smiled, “I’ve got time.”

There couldn’t be much danger in knowing Dean Winchester…could there?

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Captain America needs my help. 

Captain’s orders. 

Cosplay, Motivation, & Continuing Education

…Or, Better Living Through Trial & Error

(A bit of real talk today. Fair warning, it’s a long post, but hopefully inspirational to someone.)

As I type this I am sitting in a cafe with my laptop, a bunch of browser tabs open, trying to give myself a crash course in electrical engineering so I can learn how to build the circuits for a prop I need to make. Apart from some minor wiring and prop lighting work, I’ve never done anything in this field (the blessing/curse of having an engineer for a father is that he always did the household repairs, so I never learned more than the basics).

If someone had told me a couple of decades ago that someday I would need to know these things for important cosplay reasons, I would have taken an electronics class in school while I had the chance (right after asking what “cosplay” was). Fortunately, we now live in the Wikipedia era, where tutorials are plentiful and even those of us without any formal training, who tend to just flail desperately at our costumes until something sticks, can easily find the resources to learn new skills.

This got me thinking about my own convoluted journey as a cosplayer. For me, costuming has opened countless doors, both personal and professional – but the process of learning to make costumes has done much more than that. In fact, I think it’s not too much to say that it has steered my life in directions I never could have anticipated.

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can you imagine Trucy being a Girl Scout and Miles going to work during cookie season with the order form and throwing it on Klavier’s desk and saying “i need you to order some of these” and then leaving so Klavier orders a normal amount of cookies and he gives the form back to Miles and Miles is like “not enough. order more” and Klavier’s like “wth?? this is plenty of cookies for me??” and Miles is like “Gavin you know im still looking for someone to give the yearly bonus to” so Klavier ups his order at the speed of light
because i mean. Miles can’t have Nancy’s daughter selling more cookies than his daughter Nancy is a pretentious mf and so is her kid

CARRY ON SPELL THEORY HEADCANONS

Elaborations/types of spells:


1. The kinds that need belief to fuel them. The more you believe that it’ll work, the stronger it is.

Examples:

“In the name of the father, son, and the Holy Spirit”- wards off evil. For this, it might be stronger if you’re Christian/Catholic.
“I believe I can fly”- Levitation, flight, etc.
“I do believe in fairies”- Can heal any of the fae. (i.e. fairies, elves, pixies)
“In God we trust”- calms someone down. Must be religious/believe in God for this.
“Let there be light”- summons a light. Stronger if you know where it’s from.


2. These spells have different meanings and uses, depending on how you interpret them.

Examples:

“Ashes, ashes, we all fall down”- Depending on whether you know the history behind the nursery rhyme or not, this spell may simply result in someone falling, or being struck by the plague/dying.
“Just keep swimming”- Either motivates you, gives you added endurance, or keeps you from drowning.
“Birds of a feather flock together”- Summons members of a group/society. Or you just end up with lots of birds.


3. Some spells require an action to be performed, as well as reciting the words.

Examples:
“A penny for your thoughts”- Makes someone tell the truth/say what’s on their mind… But you have to give them a penny first.
“True love’s kiss”- Wakes someone up from a coma, but you have to actually be their true love and then kiss them.
“A spoonful of sugar”- General cure-all for minor colds and whatnot. You have to consume an actual spoonful of sugar, first, though.


4. Some are extremely strong spells, and probably banned.

Examples:

“Over my dead body”- Keeps whatever it is from occurring until you die.
“It’s alive”- Brings someone back to life, but not completely. Like a zombie.
“As you wish”- Someone else’s wish is fulfilled, though not in the way they want it.
“There’s a time for everything”- Time travel. Definitely a no-no.
“Like father, like son”- Cloning, I think. Another no-no.


maybe part 1/? we’ll see

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These Smart Streetlights Only Get Bright When They’re Needed

Cities spend massive amounts of money on electricity to light the street. But most of the time no one is there. This smart technology can sense when a car or pedestrian is approaching.

As much as half of a city’s electricity bill is from simply powering streetlights. Now a Dutch company’s design for smart street lights, which brighten only when needed, might help save massive amounts of that energy.

The Tvilight system works by sensing someone on the street–whether it’s a car, cyclist, or pedestrian–and instantly gets brighter in exactly the right place, while other lights stay on at a dim level. It’s quite a bit more complicated than the typical motion sensor lights you might see inside an office. Instead of just one light, the system illuminates multiple lights all around a moving vehicle or pedestrian.

The company’s founder was inspired to design the lights while working at another job that required frequent travel. “When I was flying, I was amazed to see how many streetlights are burning all night even when there’s no one around,” says Chintan Shah, CEO of Tvilight. “With a little research, I found out that Europe pays over €10 billion each year only to power streetlights. And this is shocking. Why do we need so much light when no one is there?”

Shah likens the effect to the spotlight that followed Michael Jackson around the stage as he danced the moonwalk. No matter where someone goes, a “safe circle of light” is always there. That means each of the lights needs to be able to communicate, in microseconds, with its neighbors.

The sensors inside are also smart enough to know not to activate the lights when a bird flies by, or when wind moves tree branches. The system can even tell what type of object is approaching; since a car moves faster, the lights around it are a bigger diameter and start brightening farther down the block.

“Five years ago, wireless sensors were not ready for this challenge,” says Shah. Now that reliable low-power sensor network technology is available, his team was able to build a custom combination of sensors that could filter out movement to know how and when to illuminate.

Soon, the company will also program custom lights for certain situations–a fire truck driving down the street, for example, will be able to turn the streetlights red as it passes to help alert other drivers.

Since Tvilight’s first installation of the lights in 2011, hundreds of the systems have been installed–at train stations, parking lots, a castle in Germany, and even an entire town in the Netherlands. Now the company hopes to move from selling directly to cities to work with distributors and other streetlight manufacturers, so it can spread the technology more quickly.

Everywhere the lights have been installed, Shah says they’ve had a positive response. Since the lights are never fully turned off, but just dimmed by 30%, it’s easy to see even if you’re just looking out the window of a house and nothing is driving by. And just by dimming the lights, energy usage can be cut 50% to 60%.

“The world talks about the challenge of climate change, but there are really practical solutions like this,” Shah says. “If we apply them, we’ll achieve our 2020 targets. I think it’s time that the world gets serious about implementing solutions that are readily available.”

Source: Fast Co.Exist

Related: ‘Borrowed Light’ and Light Pollution