I stared into my phone, and kept scrolling down for more stuff at facebook. I was bored, and I didn’t mind time pass through like snails racing in a speedway.
When I took notice of the time shown at my phone, I noticed that it was getting late. 7 PM Late. And Star wasn’t home.
2 hours ago, she said that she had somewhere important to go, and that she will come back around 6:30 PM. I didn’t bother asking more details why, but I bothered waving to her as she was about to leave.
It may not seem to be a bad boy thing to worry about her, but as a secret boyfriend of her, that was an exception
I wondered that her being late would mean something bad. Not normal girl bad, but Mewni princess with a magical wand that could level a continent bad. Kidnapped by Ludo or anyone at all? Lost her way to this house? Impossible. She lived here for quite some time now.
I called her cellphone, but no response. After a few missed calls and a few voice messages, I decided it was time to look for Star.
I had to make a snack first, just in case it’ll take me long. Quickly after taking a slice of bread, covering it with chocolate, and rolled it up, I went to the front door and about to start my search for Star.
When I opened the door, my search was indeed over. Star limped to the front door and looked like she was beaten up, and not in a good way.
BANG! Several people screamed - Harry felt something white-hot graze the side of his face - he plunged his hand into his robes for his wand, but before he’d even touched it, he heard a second loud BANG, and a roar that echoed through the entrance hall. “OH NO YOU DON’T, LADDIE!” Harry spun around. Professor Moody was limping down the spiral staircase. His wand was out and it was pointing right at a pure white ferret, which was shivering on the stone flagged floor, exactly where Malfoy had been standing.
A/N: So sorry this took so long guys. I’ve been having some issues and writer’s block. I worked so hard on this and I really hope you guys like where this is going. You have all been so supportive of this series and I literally couldn’t ask for better followers. Please let me know what you think! I always love hearing from all of you! xo
Word Count: 2,650
Other Characters: Gabriel, Jo
Warnings: - language. * that’s all I can think of off the top, but please let me know if I missed any!
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*gifs are not mine.
The next morning you stormed into Prophet City Press, the picture you had captured the night before clutched in one hand, a huge thermos of coffee in the other. You were hardly able to sleep last night, after coming face to face with The Hunter. As much as you tried, you just weren’t able to get a good look at him, but those eyes…
History and Folklore: In Ireland three of their five magick trees were Ash. The Ash was one of the sacred Druidic three: ‘Oak, Ash & Thorn’. The Druids attributed special powers over water to the ash tree. They used its wood to make it rain or to ward off water’s destructive power. The Ash is the tree of sea power, or of the power resident in water.
Magickal Uses: Ash is the sacred world tree of the Teutons, known as Yggdrasil. Ash wood makes a traditional Yule log. Druid wands were often made of ash and carved with decorations. Ash wands are good for healing, general and solar magic.
Put fresh ash leaves under your pillow to stimulate psychic dreams and prosperity. An herb of the sun, ash brings light into the hearth at the winter solstice.
10 points to anyone who actually catches that reference
Wands: don’t ya just love ‘em? As anyone who’s ever heard stories or watched movies that feature witches knows, wands and witches go together like peanut butter and chocolate. Meaning that, most people like them, but not everyone. So witches *can* use wands, but the question is, how? Is it like the movies? Do we “swish and flick?” Do we point and zap? How do they work?
Well, to quote from Mercedes Lackey’s marvelous book, The Fairy Godmother,
“Have you ever seen a man concentrate the sun with a lens to make something catch fire?” Lily asked. Elena nodded; when she was younger, one of her playfellows used to purloin his granny’s glasses to amuse his friends with just that trick. “Well there you are. The wand acts for magic as a lens does for the sun; it concentrates and focuses it. It won’t matter a pin if one of your wands are broken– we’ll keep several made up for you in each size. And you can certainly cast your spells without one– but it will be easier for you to use magic if you have one.”
That’s it. That’s what wands do. You don’t need one, and not all witches use them, but they can be incredibly helpful. Not only do they help you direct and channel magic, like the quote talks about, they are also a great place to store magic, or even a place to store spells, if you’d like.
Using the wand: I suggest taking a “getting to know your wand” period when you first get it. Don’t try using it right away. Instead, stroke it, play with it, sleep with it, carry it around. Get used to the way it feels in your hand, the way it looks, the way it feels magically. Or, if you’re like me and impatient, bind it to yourself so you can skip that. Anyways, once you’re ready, just focus on moving energy at first. Don’t jump into spells, just focus on energy and moving it. Visualize magic being drawn to the wand, spiraling down its length, and collecting about the tip. Now, give it a wave. Experience how the energy shifts and moves with the wand. Learn how to draw power through the wand and into you (or into the wand to be stored); learn how to draw power out of yourself, into the wand, and out. Once you’ve played around, try doing the same thing without the wand, and notice the difference. Is it easier with the wand? Or without? Most people find the wand helpful, some don’t. Find out which one you are. Next, try a spell, maybe protection. Do it without the wand, then with it. Notice the difference?
Materia Magicae: Wands can be made from so many different materials. Wood, metal, crystals, they’re all fair game. I’ve even seen wands made of glass, and the odd temporary flower wand. Some of the more common materials are oak, willow, rowan, ash, hazel, birch, copper, and crystal. Experiment. What draws you in?
Choosing the Material/Wand: To quote again from The Fairy Godmother:
Finally, about halfway through the length of samples, she found it.
And that mere act surprised her, because she had begun to think she wasn’t feeling whatever it was she was supposed to sense, and would just have to make an arbitrary selection. Then the next wand she picked up came alive in her hands.
There was no other way to describe it; the rest had been as inert as an old broomstick; suddenly this one felt like a living thing in her hand.
To be truthful, that’s what I’d recommend. Feel the wand, and you’ll know. Naturally, you can make your wand, or buy one, or be gifted one. As long as the material and style resonates with you, you’ll be fine.
remember that old harry potter game that was supposed to be a playthrough of the entire first book but you wouldnt know that because nobody could get past that part in the first 10 minutes of gameplay where quirrell makes you trace a spiral with your wand with perfect accuracy and speed and if you fucked up he’d say “what kind of shape is that mr potter” this awful little voice until you kind of wish there was an option to throw your wand at him and scream what kind of shape is your face, professor which would be kind of appropriate given the fact that 50% of that characters head is voldemort anyways i just wanted to let everyone know that im still bitter about that
In this tutorial, I will be showing you how to achieve spiral wand-like curls without the use of heat. I kept the flexi rods in for about 5 hours to air dry, but you can sleep with them in overnight if you would like. Also you can achieve this style on wet hair as well.