If you asked someone in 1830 if you could borrow their smartphone, they would have had no idea what on earth you’re talking about. That’s not even a real word!
If you asked someone in 1994, they would maybe, after a lot of confusion and guessing, ask back “You mean a… personal communicator?” or “Are you talking about a mobile phone?”. Why would you call that smartphone, that’s not what they are called! (x)
And yet, it would be ridiculous if I told all of you to stop saying smartphone now, in 2017. If I told you “It’s not historically accurate!” or “But that’s just one of those new fancy terms!”, you’d most likely laugh at me. Come on, you’d say, the way we call things changes and evolves constantly. You can’t insist on us not adapting language to fit our needs!
It’s the same with lgbt+ terms (including the term “lgbt+” in itself).
Yes, many terms we use now are relatively “new”. Language evolves.
Yes, all our labels are “made-up”. We made them up because there was a need for them. What’s wrong with that? Nothing.
“That’s not historically accurate” is a really bad excuse to disrespect someone’s identity.
One of my favorite ways to cast spells is to write a letter addressed to the person who will be affected, including yourself. You can even address letters to deities as a form of prayer, if you wish!
Unlike other spells where there’s a specific formula, letter spells are pretty open-ended. All that really matters, in my opinion, is that you raise your energy beforehand and make sure you have a clear intention in mind before writing the letter. As you write, let the emotions flow through you.
Above is an example of a letter spell that I cast recently, addressed to my ex who did a lot of terrible things to me. The letter is a binding spell to prevent this person from hurting anyone else like they hurt me while also ensuring that they learn how they hurt me.
I also recommend handwriting it, if you’re able to do so. If you can’t, typing it is probably fine, though a voice-recording might be slightly better instead. The point is to make sure there is something distinctly “you” in it.
Lastly, and this is optional, I always end these letters with my ritual name instead of my given, everyday name. I find it gives it more of a magical touch and separates my more mundane self from the spell.
Salute! it’s Sergeant Lee Hyukjae. Heoheohoe I said Sergeant… I’m a Sergeant. Can everyone believe that? The time when I was cutely wearing onto the private first class badge it seemed like it was yesterday but I’ve now filled all the levels of army service ribbon and when I pose with it, its not a joke. I’ve even have a squad leader badge on my shoulders because I was the squad commander!!! Heoheo anyway is everyone doing well? It’s been a looooong time since I wrote a letter. Did you guys wait for a long time? The day has cleared up and the weather has become better so would you even have thought of me while you run around playing outside all the time? I know very well that everyone is going around playing because you are excited. Well it’s okay. I can understand. While you can still play, play to your hearts content now, When the Summer comes, everyone has to regain your senses and work faithfully for you regular job. I’m also slowly preparing to meet our ELF now. I’ve been washing well so I won’t look like someone in my 30s, taking care of my skin and exercising hard so I will have the stamina to run around all night during Sushow and I’ve also been reading lots of book so that I can become smarter and make high level jokes when we meet guys… I’ll be preparing this and that. The most important thing is the preparation for out comeback album!!! In order not to disappoint our ELF who has waited for a long time, I’ve been worrying again and again so I will gift you guys good music and performance as a present!! No but even if it is not so. I’ve actually really had a lot of worried. What kind of posture and image should we prepare to come out with over what ELF wants, we want and the general public wants… in the end, after worrying an d worrying, I’ve started to feel uneasy and several thoughts became complicated but the conclusion in my heart even just for a little but!!… I will tell you guys next time. I really miss our ELF. Because you guys have worn the the rubber shoes for such a long time, your feet should smell of rubber… but now you guys have to wear the rubber shoes again for Kyuhyunnie…. sigh you guys have had a hard time. but well what can we do? We have many people.. I will register you guys as rubber cultural assets. Hang on just for a little bit more!! Hang on!! Just in a while more, D&E and D&E Company CEO will be coming back so I hope you will spend everyday enjoyably. Because it’s Summer, don’t eat much cold stuff and be careful not to get food poisoning and a cold. Because you guys are old now, you guys can’t just eat everything like before. Just don’t be sick please!! Also, because it is getting warm, you can take this chance and shave your head bald. I love you our ELF ♥