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Throne of Glass name game

YES I’M JUST PROCRASTINATING WORK #sorrynotsorry have fun with these as well ;)

1) Your FIRST letter of your FIRST name.

A B C D - Aelin
E F G - Rowan
H I J - Chaol
K L M - Dorian
N O P - Manon
Q R S - Lysandra
T U V - Elide
W X - Aedion
Y Z - Maeve

2) Your LAST letter of your LAST name.

A B C D - wants to
E F G H - likes to
I J K L - loves to
M N O P - needs to
Q R S T U - refuses to
V W X Y Z - hates to

3) Your SECOND letter of your FIRST name.

A B - play doctor
C D - kill people
E F - have sex
G H - fight
I J - make out
K L - dance
M N - go shopping
O P - cry about their feelings
Q R - watch their enemies suffer
S T U  - get drunk
V W X - flirt
Y Z - be dom

4) Your SECOND letter of your LAST name.

A B - with Rowan
C D - with Dorian
D E - with Manon
F G - with Asterin
H I - with Abraxos
I J - with Erawan
K L - with Chaol
M N - with Sam
O P - with Aelin
Q R - with Cairn
S T - with Lorcan
U V - with Lysandra
W X - with Maeve
Y Z - with Elide

*** Mine is “Dorian refuses to have sex with Rowan”

A t r é v e t e
a decir  "t e  a m o",
que te digan  "t e  q u i e r o"
es sólo  r e c i b i r
unas pocas  m o n e d a s,
un simple  v u e l t o;
en cambio,
si te dicen  "t e  a m o"
es como  o b t e n e r
un gran  p r e m i o,
un  p a l a c i o, un  r e i n o  entero;
es  s e n t i r t e
para  s i e m p r e
lo  m e j o r  del  u n i v e r s o.
—  Guillermo M., De poema a poema
MASTERLIST

P R O M P T   L I S T

P R O M P T S   Y O U ’ V E   R E Q U E S T E D

S H I P S


J U S T I N   F O L E Y

A L E X   S T A N D A L L

J E F F   A T K I N S

C L A Y   J E N S E N

M O N T G O M E R Y   D E   L A   C R U Z


ACOTAR Name Game

I took this idea from a post I saw this morning, have fun. :)

1) Your FIRST letter of your FIRST name.

A B C D - Feyre
E F G - Rhysand
H I J - Lucien
K L M - Cassian
N O P - Azriel
Q R S - Morrigan
T U V - Nesta
W X - Elain
Y Z - Tamlin

2) Your LAST letter of your LAST name.

A B C D - wants to
E F G H - likes to
I J K L - loves to
M N O P - needs to
Q R S T U - refuses to
V W X Y Z - hates to

3) Your SECOND letter of your FIRST name.

A B - go camping
C D - kill people
E F - have sex
G H - fight
I J - make out
K L - dance
M N - defeat Hybern
O P - cry
Q R - watch their enemies suffer
S T U  - get drunk
V W X - go treasure-hunting
Y Z - play hide-and-seek

4) Your SECOND letter of your LAST name.

A B - with Morrigan
C D - with Tamlin
D E - with Nesta
F G - with Cassian
H I - with Rhysand
I J - with Lucien
K L - with the mortal queens
M N - with Elain
O P - with Ianthe
Q R - with Feyre
S T - with Amarantha
U V W - with Azriel
X Y Z - with Papa Archeron

Mine is “Cassian refuses to have sex with Morrigan” LOL

Cuando  l a  v i d a
me  d e s e q u i l i b r a
y
me  f a t i g a  tanto
hasta  p e r d e r  el  c o n t r o l
sólo  p i e n s o
un  r a t i t o  en  v o s
y  m e  s i e n t o
mucho  m e j o r.
A m o r,
sos y serás  s i e m p r e
mi  l u g a r,
mi  p r i m e r  punto de  a p o y o
y
mi  m a r  de  t r a n q u i l i d a d.
—  Guillermo M., De poema a poema
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♔ Q U E E N S and Q U E E N  C O N S O R T S during the Tudor Era.

  • Elizabeth of York (1466-1503) - “Humble and Reverent”.
  • Katherine of Aragon (1485-1536) - “Humble and Loyal”.
  • Anne Boleyn (c.1501-1536) - “The Most Happy”.
  • Jane Seymour (c.1508-1537) - “Bound to Obey and Serve”.
  • Anne of Cleves (1515-1557) - “God Send Me Well to Keep”.
  • Kathryn Howard (c.1521-1542) - “No Other Will But His”.
  • Catherine Parr (1512-1548) - “To Be Useful in All That I Do”.
  • Lady Jane Grey (1537-1554) - According to My Power”.
  • Mary Tudor/Mary I (1516-1558) - “Truth, the Daughter of Time”.
  • Elizabeth Tudor/Elizabeth I (1533-1603) - “Always the Same”.
RQ Name Game

1.) Your FIRST letter of your FIRST name.

A B C D E - Maven
F G H I J - Evangelo
K L M N O - Farley
P Q R S T - Kilorn
U V W X - Cal
Y Z -Mare


2.) Your LAST letter of your LAST
name.

A B C D E F G - wants to
H I J K L M N - loves to
O P Q R S T - likes to
U V W X Y Z - hates to

3.) Your SECOND letter of your FIRST name.

A B C - kill people
D E F - catch fish
G H I - fight
J K L - dance
M N O - eat
P Q R - watch their enemies suffer
S T U - sleep
V W X - watch the dawn
Y Z - bitch

3.) Your SECOND letter of your LAST name.

A B C D - with Mare
E F G H I - with Maven
J K L M - with Cal
N O P Q - with Farley
R S T U - with Evangeline
V W X - with Kilorn
Y - with Gisa
Z - with Elara


WE TRIED IT WITH OUR NAMES
Tea:
FARLEY LOVES TO CATCH FISH WITH MAVEN
Dragon:
CAL WANTS TO FIGHT WITH MAVEN (LMAO PRETTY ACCURATE)
how accurate is yours?

Mystic Messenger First Impressions - Via My 10yr Old Brother

Yoosung Kim: hmmm. Large forehead. Lifeless, dead eyes. Likes. Brushing his teeth..? smeegul. Just. Smeegul. Wears brown thing in hair? (they’re hair clips) oh. No teeth. Doesn’t have emotions. (what do you think his personality is like?) Just is one of those characters that is like this all the time *holds creepy eye contact for like a minute with a frown* and, triPPIN BALLZZ.

Zen: (we’ll do zen next) Zenyana from overwatch??? What??? (okay what do you think of him?) looks like he’s gonna shank you in ur sleep. (do you think he’s handsome?) no. hmmmm. Likes old person wallpaper. Never does up his buttons on his shirt, a.k.a. douche-bag. (do you think he’s a p r e t t y b o i) no. just. No. Too much white. (are you being racist???) no, are you? Tristan eyebrows. Vampire. T H I C C. Uh. *gasp* HIPPY PONYTAIL!!! He looks like that guy we always see in town! You know the one that’s always fat and sweaty and wears those glasses… (ZEN ISN’T FAT) no just the fact that he has a ponytail and a turtle neck. R O A S T E D.

707: *makes grossed out double chin face* ummm. You said he was handsome… no. BUMBLEBEE GLASSES. Looks like a chick.. No. MANCHICK. I thought he had starbucks in his hands. Like. A pumpkin spiced latte or something. Definitely a God fan, he’s in the Jesus fandom. He’s got lots of cracks on his outfits (wdym???) look! Crack, crack, crack. He’s all cracked up. Jk I was talking about the cracks on ur screen. He puts on a deep mysterious voice when really, he has a S Q U E A K Y squ eaky voice. Has red. Obsessed with bumblebee colours and transformers. (What do you think his occupation is?) what does that mean again? (Like his job.) augh. *grins evilly* hm, being a loser, pizza shop, or telemarketing. Who calls their kid 707 (it’s code name, he’s a hacker) Why don’t they call him hacker 707 then??? (THEY DO)

Jumin Han: (we’ll do Jumin now) Jumin??? Is he Jewish (he’s probably rich enough). Uhm, has a dirty cat. (that’s a stray, the other one is his cat) THAT ONE LOOKS LIKE A PILLOW (her name is Elizabeth the 3rd) ohoho WOW. Younger, skinnier, whiter, different hair coloured homer simpson. Again, looks high as balls. Why does everyone in this game look high? Dating website or a website to buy drugs… grey, again, lifeless dead eyes. Looks like he’s gonna punch you in the face “You wanna mess with me”. Likes hankies, specifically purple ones.

V: DEMONIC EYES. Old person mouth. Blue hair, yes, definitely blue hair. And a blue personality as well. She looks like she’s be an emo (SHE???) look! Boobs! One of those people who would say “man, I just robbed a bank with my emotions. My sadness was the get-away driver, and my anger took the money”. (SEE. NO BOOBS) still looks like a girl. *huffs* B O R I N G. why does he have a pimp stick? Or is that an umbrella? IS HE BLIND? (*nods*) ohhhh. OHHHHH. Well I’m gonna look an asshole. At least they’re not irl people. Very rich. Otherwise how would he get his pimp stick?

Rika: (Oh look it’s a picture of a snake!) ??? She’s got eyes the colour of shreks skin. ONIONS HAVE LAYERS DONKEY. Uh. Boring, boring, boring and boring. Butthole mouth. She’s looks like she’s going “Hehe, I just stole your credit card details and your boyfriend!” Allergic to peenor cheese (uuuuhhh, what do you mean by that..?) um. Uh. Things. You know queen. And she is the walrus god. 

Jaehee: (Opinions on queen Jaehee) uuhhh, business woman? Likes talking and typing about paper. Very small mouth. Dragon eyes. Likes purple binders. Why does everyone have purple things? Purple hankies, purple binders (Yoosung’s eyes are purple too) yep. Why does she have a um, neck thingie (Lanyon). Big forehead, again. (Do you think she’s pretty?) uhhh, no… not really.

Unknown/Saeran: Unknown smells, unknown sighs. *quotes unbreakable* It’s a silver gun, with a black grip. Is that a guy??? (yeah) Again, why has he got a woman’s shirt, pink hair and boobs. Did he get implants???.  (he’s just E D G Y) all I see is wannabee assassins creed. Punk. Goth. Emo.

So Which Ones Do You Think Are Gay:

Zen: uh no.

Yoosung: He looks like someone from final fantasy so yeah. Augh someone on tumblr is gonna roast me and say “bluh final fantasy is the best”

Jaehee: (what bout Jaehee, is she Gaehee???) Yes.

Jumin: (Does Jumin Han Is Gay???) No.

707: NO. NO. BECAUSE YOU SAID YOU WERE TRYING TO GET HIM ON THE GAME. *gasp*

Rika: No. Cuz she’d be like someone who’s climbin in ur windows and stealin your bf.

Unknown/Saeran: Yes. (how much percent) He goes to the gay pub instead of the gay bar (why??) Because he exceeds over the gay bar, so he can get some- (stds) did you just say LSD?

V: No, because gay people- *laughs* I mean. Blind people, don’t know what gender they’re looking at. (HE’S BLIND NOT DEAF OR STUPID) 50/50 chance that he gay okay.

não
sirvo
para isso
de dizer adeus
abandonar meus
amigos prosaicos e
me precipitar no tal do
experimental — doce faca
que tanto ferroa os olhos dos
puritanos digo os conservadores
digo os conservados em formol. eu
não sei. confesso que tento. incendeio
o confessionário & lavo minhas mãos no
suor dos injustiçados, dos falecidos no ano
de 1Q46, os taquígrafos que choraram sobre
seus idiomas de micróbios. te digo: não, a cor
não é branca: ela é finita. o perímetro da página
digo o perímetro do poema, qual o perímetro de
um poema? ele cabe aonde? a) numa molécula de
hidrogênio b) na cabeça de um alfinete c) num dente
canino d) numa colmeia de sussurros e) num países de
ofídios & macadâmias f) numa nebulosa com contrações
uterinas g) numa página em branco h) num duodécimo de
uma página em branco i) num átomo vagabundo peregrinando
sobre o estapafúrdio nascimento de uma estrela j) numa pupila de
um bisonte sonolento k) no períneo de um pequeno revolucionário
l) numa carcaça de baleia morta m) num zero pária nascido entre
trilhões & grilhões n) num amuleto púbere o) numa fração de
milésimo de segundo entre a brasa & o peito p) na semente
dicotiledónea q) numa criança de kenosha r) num par de
olhos coalhados s) num verso de uma página t) num
gato ensaboado u) numa cama sem cama v) numa
canção de três acordes w) num autobiografia
ficcional x) num computador adornado com
softwares pirateados & livros de poetas
latino-americanos y) na improvisada
voz de alguém às 20h30 do 9 ºdia do
outono austral sentado descalço
em 5°50'43.0"S 35°14'32.6"W
enquanto um ventilador
sopra uma brisa leve
em seu peito e emite
um igualmente leve
ruído branco z)
n.d.a

college app season is coming up! since i’ve had some experience with interviews, i thought i would throw together a post about college interviews to give all you seniors a hand and alleviate some stress

🌿 t h e   b a s i c s

  • many colleges offer interviews
    • can be required or optional
    • can be conducted at the school with a student/admissions rep, or near your home with an alumni
  • a word of advice: if an interview is optional and you are contacted to have an interview, TAKE THE INTERVIEW–it can only help
  • types of interviews
    • individual
      • most common type (95% of the time it will be this one)
      • one-on-one with a school representative
    • informational
      • short
      • more of a Q&A about the school
      • not personal; can have multiple interviewees
  • most interviews run from 20-60 mins
    • however, leave ample time around your interview. all of my interviews went at least 20 mins over. but remember: length of the interview doesn’t mean anything

📑 i n i t i a l   s e t - u p

  • first of all, if you can’t secure an interview or are not offered one, DON’T FREAK OUT. that just means the school doesn’t have enough resources to give you an interview
    • it will NOT count against you or your application at all
  • for interviews conducted on-campus, you will have to sign up for a time slot to have an interview or email the admissions office to set one up
  • for alumni interviews, they will contact you
    • via email or phone
    • respond within 24 hours if you can, and absolutely by 48 hours
    • respond using “Dear Mr./Ms. ______”, thank them for contacting you, tell them you look forward to the interview, schedule a time that works for both of you, and make sure you are clear on the interview location
  • you’ll get an email of confirmation back from them
  • then mark it in your calendar

💭 h o w   t o   p r e p

  • research your interviewer !!! seriously, this is important
  • make sure to know…
    • where they’re from
    • which schools they’ve gone to (undergrad & grad)
    • what they majored in
    • what profession they have now
    • anything of significance about their relationship with the school you are applying to. for example, during my Princeton interview, I brought up my interviewer’s senior thesis topic, and he said no one had brought that up to him in like 20+ years. we had a great 20 min conversation about that, plus it made me memorable
  • research the school
    • specifics! whether it be clubs, resources, traditions, classes, etc.
    • especially know classes, research, professors, and resources that relate to the major you intend to study
  • create a list of questions to ask
    • these should not be questions you can look up the answer to (shouldn’t be factually/statistically based)
  • run over your résumé or topics that could come up
  • research what previous interviewees have said about the format of the interview
    • use tumblr, college confidential, etc. BUT take everything said with a grain of salt
  • make sure to know the transportation route to your interview location
  • optional: create an elevator pitch

👔 w h a t   t o   w e a r

  • business casual is best
  • gals: a nice skirt and cardigan, dress with tights, nice jeans/slacks with a blouse, etc.
    • keep your hair out of your face!
    • stay away from noisy/clunky jewelry, or anything you might fidget with
  • guys: button-down shirt or polos with khakis or a nice pair of jeans, suit jacket and tie/bowtie, etc.
    • wear nice shoes (no sneakers) AND SOCKS
  • nonbinary/non-gender-conforming: do whatever you think is best for you! just remember to look professional and well put-together (although this rule applies to everyone)
  • weather
    • summer/spring: lighter clothes. most likely you will be interviewing indoors, so don’t forget to bring an extra layer if necessary
    • fall/winter: add outerwear like tights, stockings, sweaters, etc. check the weather and bring an umbrella, hats and gloves, or snow boots if necessary
  • general tips
    • better to be overdressed than underdressed
    • avoid logos, graphics, and anything noisy (and please don’t wear apparel from the school–it seems “sweaty”)
    • use accessories sparingly
    • wear something classic but comfortable, that enhances your personality but doesn’t override it

📓 w h a t   t o   b r i n g

  • notebook/looseleaf paper
  • pens/pencils
  • any notes you may need
  • a list of questions to ask the rep
  • résumé
  • phone/money/keys/bus card
  • ***make sure you know the interviewer’s contact info and directions to the interview!

💬 d u r i n g   t h e   i n t e r v i e w

  • arrive 5-10 mins early to get comfortable with your surroundings
    • location will most likely be either a workplace (like a law/business office) or a casual setting (like a cafe)
  • the interviewer will meet you
    • make sure to shake their hand
  • if you are at a place like a cafe or coffee shop, you don’t need to offer to buy them anything !!! you can get yourself something if you want
  • they will most likely start with an open-ended question like “tell me a bit about yourself”
    • ELEVATOR PITCH FO DAYS
    • tell them your name, your school, some activities you do, etc.
    • try to tell them stuff that’s not on your application
    • ex: talk about upcoming internships/events/activities
  • from there a topic will latch on and they’ll start asking questions and transitioning
  • at the end, they will ask if you have any questions
  • DO
    • sit up straight, use manners and make eye contact
    • ask questions–even in the middle of the interview
    • consider the interview a conversation
    • listen to and learn from your interviewer
    • take notes
  • DON’T
    • interrupt your interviewer or get distracted
    • hold back/be modest
    • sound haughty
    • be quiet. speak. tell stories. talk!
    • make your answers generic
    • be nervous! it’s really, really hard to mess up an interview. everyone has nerves, but just remind yourself that this doesn’t really count for anything

🎉 a f t e r w a r d s

  • whew! you got through it. CONGRATS !!!
  • within 24 hours, write them a thank you email
    • thank them for taking the time to interview you
    • make sure to mention specifics about how they were helpful! it makes you memorable
  • you may or may not get an email back, but that doesn’t mean anything
  • breathe a sigh of relief. compile notes. rest.

💡 i m p o r t a n c e

  • how much does this actually matter?
    • not much
    • seriously, stop stressing
  • interviewers cannot make or break an application. having a superb interview will not boost your application by a huge amount, just like having a not-so-great interview will not doom you for all eternity
  • what the interview CAN do is…
    • help the interviewer advocate for you further
    • give you insight into the school
    • give you a chance to elaborate among things in your app
    • show the school you can conduct yourself gracefully in social/professional situations
    • give your application a boost if they are deciding between you and a similar candidate

and that’s all! i hope this post was helpful. please feel free to message me if you have any other questions or need more advice.

Music Spells

So I was thinking about all the different ways music could be used in spell writing.. and coming up with meaningful correspondences is fun but what if it was something more formulaic? Like something along the lines of sigil making.

A spell could be as simple as a motif. It doesn’t have to be a full piece with complicated details. It could be just a few notes you would hum to yourself because they have meaning to you and they resonate a certain energy with you.

One idea I have is corresponding pitches to the letters of the alphabet.
There are 12 pitches in an octave, so the letters would be divided into 12 groups. For example,
(0) A, M, Y
(1) B, N, Z
(2) C, O
(3) D, P
(4) E, Q
(5) F, R
(6) G, S
(7) H, T
(8) I, U
(9) J, V
(10/t) K, W
(11/e) L, X
or if you would like to stick to a specific scale (let’s use an arbitrary major scale for this example),
(Do) A, H, O, V
(Re) B, I, P, W
(Mi) C, J, Q, X
(Fa) D, K, R, Y
(Sol) E, L, S, Z
(La) F, M, T
(Ti) G, N, U
For these examples I grouped the letters by having the letters follow the notes alphabetically, and then repeat notes when they ran out. But there are many other ways you could group them, for example, you could divide the alphabet by 12 pitches, and have the first 3 letters be pitch 0, the next 3 pitch 1, etc.

So for the actual spell!
This would be similar to sigils in the sense that you can write a sentence, respresenting your intent, and then using the formula, turn those into pitches!

For example, the phrase “I am safe” would be “8 0 0 6 0 5 4” using the first method, or “Re Do La Sol Do La Sol” using the second.
One you have the pitches you can be creative, by adding rhythms (maybe build phrases based on word or sentence lengths?), harmonies, articulation (maybe accents on capital letters?), etc.

I hope this gives peoples some ideas!

(Also if it’s just for small motifs like this, I am willing to do spell requests! And I can have them played or sung in whatever instrument you like!)