the burns and the bees

POET: how could you cause me this much pain? why would you want to?

BEE: I’m sorry, I’m so sorry, you just got in the way. you came too close to my jacket and I panicked. everything I touch starts to bloom: flower or bruise, it’s your choice, I can’t tell the difference. don’t you see these colors littering my body? my skin has only ever been a warning sign screaming at the world to stay away.

POET: I’ve never paid attention to things like that. I love quickly and regardless of history. I see a red flag and I rip it to shreds. I read emergency plans and I abandon their language. I pick poison berries and I swallow them whole. this is always how it’s been, I don’t know how to be any other way. safety is a word I stopped using after I found out that our last kiss was our last kiss. wait, sorry, I forgot who I was talking to. ignore that last sentence.

BEE: I…see. well, I didn’t mean to take advantage of your heart, I didn’t realize you would be so soft.

POET: they never do. have you been to the ocean?

BEE: a long time ago.

POET: when I was younger I went to a beach in south carolina, early in the morning before the seagulls began to beg for sustenance. I was alone, and I didn’t have a swimsuit but the water was so flat, and I needed to get closer to the sky, so I ran out up to my waist wearing all of my clothes and just stared at the threshold between shades of blue and shades of oblivion and I waited. I don’t know what for, but I waited, and I think that what I was waiting for must have arrived because when I finally turned back towards the sand I felt better. like I was naked except I wasn’t, I had clothes heavy with salt draped over my frame, but I could’ve been stripped to my bones for all that I knew. I was there, and I was alive, and it happened at a time when that feeling would’ve meant something.

BEE: why are you telling me this?

POET: I just wanted someone to know that I was happy, once. two lifetimes ago I let souls born of typhoon and earth see me vulnerable and thirsty and the act of doing so didn’t bring me to my knees. I was whole, once.

BEE: you’re still whole, it seems like you’ve just changed your parameters.

POET:

BEE: look, I’m sorry I stung you. I really am. I feel bad. it won’t happen again.

POET: it’s okay, I’m used to it. everything I’ve ever gotten close to has scarred me then vanished. ache and abandon, burn and bury. I could write a new testament about the memories I’ve had to plan funerals for.

BEE: maybe you should stop getting close to things.

POET: maybe I should.

IN WHICH THE POET CONVERSES WITH THE BEE THAT HAS JUST STUNG HER, by Caitlin Conlon

A few Hufflepuff things
  • Hands curling around a cup of steaming tea.
  • Staying up all night talking to your friends.
  • The warmth of the summer sunshine on your skin.
  • Thinking of a joke that happened 10 minutes earlier and trying to stifle your laughter.
  • The quiet hum of bees buzzing.
  • Silent, burning fury when you overhear someone talking shit about one of your friends.
  • Tackling someone into a hug.
  • The small, proud feeling of helping someone and seeing their gratitude.
  • The smell of a pie baking drifting out of the oven.
  • Playing with someone else’s hair and marvelling at the softness.
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look at my “i dont want to draw but i still want to draw” doodles!! (/O7O)/


first time drawing vector i think?? and i actually like that side-view Maria

yeah…i probably shouldnt start to upload all these doodle art of mine or this will be my DA number two /D


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Phi Beta Sigma ; Bucky Barnes [1]

WARNINGS: FratBoy!Bucky, Avengers!CollegeAU, nsfw !! content, protected sex, intoxicated cheating…

summary: The stereotypical narrative of what college is like –consisting much of fraternities, intimacy, and heartbreaks. So what happens if the infamous womanizer of Phi Beta Sigma mistakenly sleeps with his girlfriend’s roommate?


A/N: this most likely will be a series so ye haha… i might include a taglist here since its a series

Phi Beta Sigma is a very well known fraternity in the Avengers campus. It was filled with all the womanizers you could ever think of and was led by Steve Rogers and James “Bucky” Barnes. Surprisingly Steve wasn’t much of a flirt, he was as pure as an angel and soft as a cotton; however James was the exact opposite. He would exchange girls here and there without conscience, playing them as if they were a bunch of toys.

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THE MAGICK OF PEPPERMINT

Planetary Association: Mercury

Element: Fire

Gender: Masculine

Deity Associations: Demeter, Hades, Pluto and Zeus


Today, this witch was blessed with a bountiful harvest of organic peppermint from my little garden.  I’m already making a fresh potion of peppermint tea, and I’ll show you below how you can make your own too. 

I also thought I’d share with you some of the magick I find using this medicinal herb. 


Peppermint is a hybrid mint: a cross between watermint and spearmint. If you’re looking to forage some, you will find that it typically grows wild in moist habitats, near streams and drainage ditches (avoid gathering from roadside or public parks, as they could be toxic from chemical sprays and/or car exhaust).  Peppermint has high menthol content. The oil also contains small amounts of many additional compounds including limonene, pulegone, caryophyllene and pinene. 

Magickally:

Peppermint is used in spells or potions for protection, money, healing, strength, augmenting power, luck, and travel. 

Some also suggest, peppermint is irreplaceable when it comes to banishing vampires and vampiric entities, such as incubus and succubus, and helps earthbound ghosts to find their way to the otherworld.

It can be used in healing and purification spells, by raising the vibration of the area.

If you burn it as incense, it will help to induce sleep.

Peppermint is a versatile healing plant, used in healing spells. Stuffing sachets with peppermint leaves will help to ward off disease.

Peppermint attracts love and using the essential oil in spells creates positive changes in ones life.

Medicinally, peppermint has a long history as a digestive tonic. It relieves nausea, gas, stomach cramps and spasms.   It is also a recognized treatment for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Peppermint may be applied directly to bee stings, burns, and even toothaches to relieve pain.  A peppermint infusion or compress can relieve headaches.  Peppermint essential oil gives a cooling sensation and has a calming effect on the body, which can relieve sore muscles when used topically. It also has antimicrobial properties so it can help freshen bad breath too.

MAKING THE MAGICK

Pick around a dozen or so peppermint leaves and wash them.  Now bruise them to release more of the beneficial oils.  You can use a mortar and pestle, your fingers, or the back of a spoon.

Place them in a teapot with a filter, add very hot water (steaming but not boiling), and allow it to steep for at least 5 minutes. 

Pour yourself a nice cup and ENJOY!! 

If you don’t have access to fresh leaves, a simple and cost effective way is to use organic dried peppermint leaves.  Put a heaping teaspoon in a teapot with a filter, add boiling water and let steep for 2-4 minutes.  The longer you steep, the stronger the taste and the more beneficial properties you will extract from the leaves.  

*** (try adding other magickal ingredients to enhance the flavor and/or amplify its effects. Honey, fennel and ginger are great additions, both medicinally and magickally.)

bee related things to set on fire, rated

The Hive: How would you like it if someone went up to your appartment building full of your family and babies and set it on fire? Very rude, 0/10

The Smoker: This is a good and pure suggestion. Calm the bees, they have been working hard and are very tired. Let them rest. 10/10

The Bees’ Knees: How could you even suggest this? How could you even accomplish this? You have some sort of high powered laser and you’re going to waste it on setting bees knees on fire? Shameful. -2/10

The Honeycomb:: Similar to the bee hive, this is full of babies. You are burning bee babies, you sicko. 0/10

The Bees’ Combs: Bees have lots of hair and it’s very hard to keep it all neat, okay? They need those. 3/10

The Beekeeper: I mean, technically the bees don’t need the beekeeper to survive but it is a symbiotic relationship and the beekeeper definitely helps with parasites and stuff. Also it’s probably illegal? 5/10

The Bees’ Needs: I suppose the bees wouldn’t need their needs if you set them on fire. They would become gods, needing nothing. Their lives would soon loose all meaning and all time would merge into a single eternal present, but without needing new experiences or stimulation they wouldn’t care. they would be the only survivors in a increasingly empty universe. they witness heat-death impassively and attempt to pollinate whatever comes next. 8i/10

The Queen: ¡Viva la revolución! 11/10

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         When violet eyes get brighter, and heavy wings grow lighter
 I’ll taste the sky and
feel alive again
      And I’ll forget the world that I knew, but
I swear I won’t forget you
   Oh, if my voice could reach back through the past, I’d whisper in your ear:
           “Oh, darling, I wish you were here.”