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Au where Yami is a ghost that has haunted Yugi since before he can remember. When he was younger, he tried to tell people about his mysterious friend, but his peers just wrote him off as a freak, so Yugi spent most of his childhood alone. Eventually,Yami’s presence becomes too noticeable and Yugi’s friends decide they should do a seance to contact the spirit. Everyone except Yugi ends up horrified.  

Remedy for sore throats ﻬ

Ingredient’s

1 bag of Chamomile tea
2 tbs local honey
1 cap full of Apple Cider Vinegar
1 single pinch of cinnamon

The heat of the tea will open the pores in your throat.

The Chamomile will sooth the ache and the redness. Also will provide a calming effect for your entire body.

The honey will seep into those open pores and serve as a calming balm to the burning sensation.

The fact that it is local honey will help your body develop an immunity to the illness.

Apple Cider Vinegar is a wonderful remedy for viruses as it had many medicinal qualities and antioxidants. (It is recommended that you should drink a cap full daily even when you are not sick)

The cinnamon is simply for the taste. Apple Cider Vinegar is a strong, bitter flavor, so the cinnamon makes it more palatable.

Drink one cup a day until your sore throat is completely gone.

You should feel the effects within an hour of drinking your tea

Blessed be! ﻬ

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It’s FRIDAY FASHION FACT! If you have been reading this blog for a while, you’ll know that one of my favorite aspects of fashion history is the influence of society on dress. I can’t believe I haven’t written about today’s topic yet, since it is one of the best examples of this! We’re talking tea gowns!

Tea gowns rose to popularity in the late 1870s, reaching widespread popularity throughout the late 19th to early 20th centuries. To put it simply, a tea gown is an informal garment worn in the house- you guessed it- at tea time, though later they were worn at dinnertime as well. What is so interesting about tea gowns is that their creation was a direct result of the rapidly changing society of the time.

The Industrial Revolution led to a dramatic rise in urbanization. Naturally, this congested setting shifted social customs. Increased social circles meant increased social obligations. Visiting a friend or acquaintance for tea quickly became one of the most popular social calls, namely because it was the shortest. Custom dictated that one would not stay for more than half an hour for tea. The short time frame meant a less formal atmosphere.

On a different note, during this same time, there was a strong Asian influence on design. Due to the 1868 Meiji Restoration, trade lines between Japan and Europe opened up, bringing a steady stream of Japanese goods to the Western world. Using these pieces, homes were decorated in the exotic style. Kimonos also held a fascination among the Victorians, many adopting them as dressing gowns. Women would commonly host members of their wide social circles in their homes (particularly the parlors) to show off their creative interpretation of Asian and exotic inspired design. So how does this all connect to the tea gown?

To begin with, women desired a specific garment for these new abridged social calls- something relatively informal, yet still fashionable. Tea gowns have been described as a blend between a dressing gown and an evening gown. They were a far more relaxed style than the majority of fashions at the time. They were often loose fitting, and were often worn without the usual restrictive shapewear- namely bustles and (gasp!) corsets. Naturally, this meant that tea gowns were a very controversial garment, with many condemning them as lewd and immoral. Of course, many women who were so accustomed to wearing corsets still wore them with tea gowns, but disguised it with a loose bodice. Since they were so relaxed, though, a lady would never leave the house in a tea gown. As a result, only the hostess would wear one, while guests would wear afternoon or visiting gowns.

One of the biggest appeals of the loose tea gown was that they were so easy to put on, and a lady could dress herself without the help of a lady’s maid. While the structure of tea gowns were simple, though, their design was anything but. Women pulled inspiration from the exotic into their gowns, often aiming to match the design of their parlors. There was also a strong historical influence in many tea gowns. Watteau pleats, the cape/train-like pleats used in 18th century robes a la française, were a popular design element. Some tea gowns would be made to look like two garments, a faux-robe over a dress. As with all fashions of the day, ladies would show of their wealth through their tea gowns, using rich fabrics, lace trims, ruffles, and other embellishments.

As fashion developed, so did the tea gown. By the Edwardian Age, they became difficult to distinguish from other styles of dress. As society changed through the 1920s and 30s, the tea dress slowly faded from popularity, vanishing altogether by World War II. It just goes to show how the life and death of a fashion can all be directly related to shifts in society!

Have a question about fashion history that you want answered in the next FRIDAY FASHION FACT? Just click the ASK button at the top of the page!

I’m completely fine with Ricky telling fans to continue supporting the show. He’s made it clear that he loves the crew and he loves the cast. He thinks Jason is a necessary evil that he has to deal with so those incredible people can keep working. There was no way he would call for the cancellation of this show. Is it that surprising that Ricky wants his friends, his family to have a job? I don’t care if you want the show to be canceled, but don’t be mad that Ricky doesn’t want his friends to be jobless.

The image may be transparent, but the poster on sale at redbubble is not, AND IT doesn’t have shrekfucker69 in comic sans on it (but if you want that, it can be arranged ;) )

Buy it if you have the money, if you don’t then print it out IDC i just want u guys to be healthy and safe and know what you’re doing and have decent looking stuff in your room!

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More Skype shenanigans with renrink that ended up becoming character sketches for the Underboss mafia au. She held me up at gunpoint and said i had to post these, so under great duress, here they are.

In retrospect, I guess i’ve made Muffet too old, but i couldn’t get the image of her as a rival boss monstress out of my head. She dabbles in a little bit of everything from bakeries, to textiles, to information broking, tea exports and poisons, she’s spun quite a little empire for herself in the wake of the turmoil that’s shaken the monster community. 


Aaaaaand have a happy Pap with his little smiley badge. The badge didn’t originally have a smiley face on it, but he improved it. Expert Tip: all flowers can be improved this way.