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rhino-and-witchcraft  asked:

I just wanted to know how to talk to your god(s). Its just you seen to talk and get a response easily. I just want to know where to start

Well, for starters it’s easy for me ‘cause I never ask them anything and also because I work with spirits regularly. There are no offerings involved at all, so there is no ritualistic aspect to it. As for the rest, let me copy paste an excerpt of the answer I gave someone who made almost the same question the other day

Them: Alright. Thanks :) If you’re not too busy, you do speak with your gods right? I was just wondering how you personally go about it

Me: I’m secular, I don’t involve deities in my practice. When I do, they’re just imagery to focus my intent. My power doesn’t come from them

Them: Ah I see. for some reason i thought i remembered you saying that apollo had said something to you idk maybe it was someone else haha

Me: Oh, he has. Haven’t seen the scoundrel in a while, now that I think of it. But Apollo doesn’t get near my witchcraft

Them: so they just talk to you?

Me: He’s just a spirit that visits. Yup. He’s… a friend? I guess? Eh

Them: so do you just instinctively know when it’s em talking in your head?

Me: Yup. It’s more complicated than that. But basically, yep. I first met Apollo in a dream, and then I called him during meditation and we had a chat 

Them: Wow i would love to be able to talk to spirits like that 

Me: I’m a spirit worker, so I’ve got a bit of experience in differentiating my imagination from actual spirits. It’s simple. Not easy, takes practice, but it’s like a really simple process. Requires quite a bit of regular meditation, for you to know yourself.

Them: would you be willing to teach me or point me in the direction of something?

Me: Sure! First of all, find a way to meditate that suits you. Now you know that typical image of the person sitting in a lotus position going “ommmmm”? Forget about it. I don’t really *know* anyone who meditates like that. My favorite way to meditate is while I water the lawn. Big property, over 1000 square yards/meters, so that’s like two hours of solitary meditation. Then start learning about spirits. I have a cosmology based on fiction, so I avoid cultural appropriation. Roses by other names are still roses. I organize spirits my way, basically. Then you just… reach out and talk to them. You’re gonna freak out when you start hearing them respond. It’s not a voice, and they don’t talk with words. Just with concepts. Don’t get scared tho. Spirits only have as much power as we give them

Them: Wow thank you so much! Do you have any advice on where to learn about spirits? i feel like there’s probably so many different beliefs out there

Me: Oh man, everywhere hahaha I would begin with local spirits. The ones you’re more likely to encounter. I personally, as I told you, based my cosmology on fiction, so there are some role playing games I could recommend. But probably you should start the other way around. Research local legends, about the spirits people that lived there hundreds of years ago believed in, etc. And go from there

Them: Do you think it’s bad to involve deities in your craft?

Me: Naaaah. I just personally can’t do it. I have commitment issues. Any god I would drop without notice and without reason. I can’t adore them either. I bow to no god, same as I bow to no human

Them: I see. I have commitment issues too but I really love Aphrodite I hope it doesn’t falter. I don’t really bow to her or think that’s necessary. Maybe it’s more like I love her than I worship her

Me: That sounds healthier. I just… I see some witches choosing their gods, and their gods being so unhelpful sometimes. I would switch deities on the daily. I prefer to keep them away from my craft and just treat them as equals 


Hope that helps!

How many times do you think Jim Kirk has been in love? He always strikes me as such a romantic, and I think he has a knack for seeing the best in people. Ruth, he loved for her kindness, Carol for her intelligence and determination, Gary for his humor and Ben for his companionship and I think to an extent he loved Miramanee and of course he loved Edith, and I’m probably even missing a few!

I just think it’s very powerful that of all these people he has loved, Spock ends up being the love of his life – the long-term, for-better-or-worse, ride-or-die love of his life. Don’t get me wrong, I adore the whole “I’ve never loved anyone before you came into my life” trope, but I think it’s even more powerful (and realistic) to believe that Jim Kirk has loved many people for many reasons, but he loves Spock for everything and forever.

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Michael: Our visors have built-in prescriptions so I can actually see things without having to wear glasses under it, you know? And yeah, all of our in-game clothing and accessories have stat boosters that come with them. One of the perks of the OASIS!! All clothing have stat boosters, some of them better than others.

((Thanks so much to @nerdynerve for being a guest artist!! It looks fantastic :D))

  • William: Allen, keep an eye on Jack today. He’s going to say something to the wrong person and get punched.
  • Allen: Sure. I'd love to see Jack get punched.
  • William: Try again.
  • Allen: I will stop Jack from getting punched.
Signs That You're in a Toxic Friendship

1. They brush off your problems.

  • Friends are supposed to be the people you count on during difficult times; they don’t ignore your troubles and turn their backs. While some genuinely make an effort to turn away their friends in times of need, others don’t realize that their actions are hurtful. Talking to your friend(s) and shedding light on their actions can help then realize that what they’re doing is not cool. 

2. They make you feel guilty for discussing your issues.

  • No one should ever make you feel bad for talking about things that bother you. If this is the case with you and a friend (or multiple friends), perhaps you should reevaluate what this person  means to you. Your mental health is more important than someone who squashes your right to communicate how you feel.

3. They are unsupportive.

  • For people going through recovery, whether from a traumatic event or an addiction, it is crucial that you have people around you who support your journey to a safe and stress-free life. It is extremely unhealthy to surround yourself with “friends” who would rather reject you than encourage you. 

4. They belittle you.

  • Just like with any relationship, whether romantic or familial, it is NOT okay to be in contact with someone who puts you down. That is emotionally abusive behavior. Friends should cheer you on, not tear you down.

5. They alienate you from other friends, family.

  • If you are on the road to recovery, it’s imperative that you surround yourself with people who are supportive and encouraging. It also helps to have a good balance between alone time (for you to have personal space/relaxation time) and time spent with family and friends. If you find that your friend discourages you from hanging out with other friends/family, please know that this is extremely unhealthy behavior. Friends should respect your space and your need for privacy; they shouldn’t try to keep you all to themselves.

6. Pull you in to bad behavior.

  • As we’ve said before, if you are on the road to recovery, it’s important to surround yourself with positive people. These people will be the ones to pull you up when you’re feeling down. Be on the look-out for “friends” who would rather take you down the wrong road than to see you grow. These types of friendships are unhealthy and should be terminated quickly. Again, your mental health and overall state of being is more important than someone who wants to see you fail.

In Summary

  • You are worthy of love and care, you are worthy of friends who care.
  • You deserve support and encouragement.
  • Don’t feel guilty for speaking up about what bothers you. Ever.
  • Don’t feel guilty for cutting a friend loose if they are affecting your mental health.
  • You are totally awesome, anyone who thinks otherwise sucks.

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anonymous asked:

Do you think when Ed gets drunk he calls Riza at odd hours of the night to talk and cry about how amazing Winry is? And ask for advice on how to let her know how important she is and how to ask her out, stuff like "What the hell do couples even DO?!" Except he's drunk as hell so he makes so little sense and Riza's just patiently asking him if he's okay.

ABSOLUTELY. 

Except Ed and Winry are already married, but she’s made a trip to Rush Valley and so he gets drunk because there’s nothing else to do in sheep land. So Ed is just crying on the phone going on and on and on about how much he loves her and how he hopes one day to get the courage to finally be the man she deserves and Riza is trying not to laugh because its so endearing. 

anonymous asked:

Thanks so much for the twitter au and awesome fics!! Can you please do a twitter au where al the skating couples have a "friendly discussion" on who has the most romantic partner please? I love how you portray all the skaters

Romance

Victor Nikiforov @v-nikiforov
Okay, @christophe-gc keep calling me a liar, so I am going to prove him wrong

Victor Nikiforov @v-nikiforov
@yuurikatsuki
is the most romantic person ever. End of discussion.

Victor Nikiforov @v-nikiforov
@yuurikatsuki
cooks me food, massages my feet whenever I ask and always says yes to cuddles

Victor Nikiforov @v-nikiforov
Did I forget to mention that @yuurikatsuki always gives me flower? Always! For no reason at all!

Victor Nikiforov @v-nikiforov
And that is why @yuurikatsuki is the most romantic person ever

Victor Nikiforov @v-nikiforov
See @christophe-gc, I win

Christophe Giacometti @christophe-gc
@v-nikiforov
, honey, that isn’t how it works

Guang Hong Ji @+guanghongji+
There is no way that @yuurikatsuki is more romantic than my @+Leodela+

Guang Hong Ji @+guanghongji+
@+Leodela+
always sings me songs outside my window/door (depending on the level) on his guitar

Guang Hong Ji @+guanghongji+
@+Leodela+
also always gets me presents whenever we see each other!

Phichit Chulanont @phichit+chu
That explains the teddy-bear collection @+guanghongji+

Phichit Chulanont @phichit+chu
And no one beats my @seung-gillee in the romance department!

Phichit Chulanont @phichit+chu
@seung-gillee
flew to Bangkok to visit me for 12 hours. Only 12 hours!!! Purely because he missed me!

Phichit Chulanont @phichit+chu
That is what true romance is!

Yuri Plisetsky @yuri-plisetsky
How is all the romantic? Flowers? Presents? Songs? How boring!

Guang Hong Ji @+guanghongji+
Then what is romance to you, @yuri-plisetsky?

Yuri Plisetsky @yuri-plisetsky
Romance is staying up late so you can see/talk to your S/O

Yuri Plisetsky @yuri-plisetsky
Romance is sending random pictures to your S/O because something reminded you of them

Yuri Plisetsky @yuri-plisetsky
Romance is being able to talk to your S/O about anything

Christophe Giacometti @christophe-gc
It is so cute how you keep saying significant other like we all don’t know who you are dating @yuri-plisetsky

Christophe Giacometti @christophe-gc
Your knowledge on romance is an innocent one, but you aren’t really wrong @yuri-plisetsky

Christophe Giacometti @christophe-gc
@otabek-altin you better send your bf all the cat photos

Otabek Altin @otabek-altin
I try to @christophe-gc

Yuri Plisetsky @yuri-plisetsky
@otabek-altin
DON’T ANSWER HIM!?!!?

Phichit Chulanont @phichit+chu
Can we all just agree that @yuurikatsuki thinks @v-nikiforov is a god

Phichit Chulanont @phichit+chu
Therefore, @yuurikatsuki would do all the things @v-nikiforov listed as romantic anyway

Phichit Chulanont @phichit+chu
So, he can’t be listed as romantic

Victor Nikiforov @v-nikiforov
HOW DARE YOU!!! MY YUURI IS ROMANTIC!!!

Yuuri Katsuki @yuurikatsuki
@phichit+chu can’t romance whatsoever. He dated this guy in America and bought him socks for his birthday

Yuuri Katsuki @yuurikatsuki
‘A’ grade romance there, people

Seung-gil Lee @seung-gillee
He’s working on it, @yuurikatsuki

Seung-gil Lee @seung-gillee
He got me a dog shirt for my birthday, @yuurikatsuki

Yuuri Katsuki @yuurikatsuki
Improvement -thumbs up emoji- @seung-gillee

Seung-gil Lee @seung-gillee
We are working on it @yuurikatsuki

Phichit Chulanont @phichit+chu
I hate you both @seung-gillee @yuurikatsuki

Otabek Altin @otabek-altin
@+Leodela+
message me when you get a chance

Leo de la Iglesia @+Leodela+
Sure bro, need some romance tips? @otabek-altin

Otabek Altin @otabek-altin
Something like that @+Leodela+

Victor Nikiforov @v-nikiforov
MY YUURI IS THE MOST ROMANTIC!!!

Phichit Chulanont @phichit+chu
@yuurikatsuki
romance is worship and therefore doesn’t count

Twitter War AU 

AO3 Twitter War

I DID SOMETHING AGAIN !! Take it pls

something sorely underutilized in fandom works is how clearly frisk and flowey/asriel are painted as foils. there’s a lot of works that center around how chara and frisk can be thought of as foils, but flowey is the most active foil to frisk in the game!

we both know they are active characters who are aware of the power to save, both of them have opposing philosophies (for pacifist frisk anyway), both are children and comparisons between flowey and frisk are made by the game - flowey/asriel was once someone who had similar views to frisk and came to regret it, hence why he thinks frisk’s views are bad. frisk is the one who validates the beliefs flowey used to have, and gave up after holding onto them brought him immeasurable pain and trauma. in the endgame, you realize flowey is not so different from frisk after all… they are in many ways, such well written, interactive foils and i wish more people talked about it