the good witch of the south

anonymous asked:

okay my ask is dafaq a soul eater

Originally posted by rascalr

((IF: HOHOHOooo let me fill you in dear anon!!! For anyone that has never watched or read Soul Eater, long story short it is an anime/manga about some kids who either can transform into a weapon and the ones who wield said weapons are the meisters. They all go to this one school to learn and stuff. And whoever gets 99 kishin souls (basically like souls of evil humans) and a witch soul becomes a legendary weapon called a “Death Scythe”. The manga to me is only ok but, the anime is pretty good- so I suggest watching it! South Eater is basically a parody of Soul Eater, so I headcanon the following as meisters and weapons…

Weapons: Tweek, Stan, Butters, Clyde

Meisters: Craig, Kyle, Kenny, Token

You can also check out more about this AU on my art blog!))

Deep South Tarot Spread

(7/7) gothic americana tarot spreads, inspired by this post

Who would you raise from the dead?

1. la muerte: what’s dead; the past
2. jars: how to resurrect that what is gone
3. sumac: the good from letting go
4. rot: what is sitting uneasily inside of you
5. teeth: the future if the dead rises

appalachia | north east | midwestern | pacific northwest | southwestern | southern | deep south

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this is my original work (except for the photo). feel free to print out, reblog, or like this spread.

some stuff that I love/think is neat in The Wizard of Oz book, that was left out of the movie/almost every re-make

Don’t get me wrong, I really like the 1939 movie cause it’s colorful and pretty, the songs are awesome, and it’s a hollywood classic. However, these are just some things that I loved in the book, but everyone ignores since they weren’t in the 1939 version. 

Dorothy:

In the book she’s a very little girl, around 8-10, and I always liked that, and I’ll always see her as a little girl. Judy Garland was a really good Dorothy, but she was still a teenager. I know it was made over 70 years ago but I still think they should have cast Shirley Temple like they were planning. 

The witches:

In the original book, The good witch of the north, and Glinda the good with of the south, are two different characters. The witch of the north is the one who gives Dorothy the silver slippers, and all she knows is that they’re magic. It’s Glinda who comes in at the end and tells Dorothy she can use them to get home. It makes a whole lot more sense than Glinda knowing what they can do the whole time.(Also I really like Wicked and want to see it live eventually, but in my mind it’s basically it’s own thing)

Nick Chopper: 

The tin woodsman has a backstory! A really good one that ties in with the rest of the story. He used to be a regular man named Nick Chopper and he was engaged to a munchkin girl, but the lady who the girl worked for didn’t want her to get married. So she made a deal with the witch of the east and she enchanted his axe. His axe ended up cutting off each of his limbs but he was helped out by Ku-Klip the tinsmith and he kept replacing his limbs. Eventually the axe cut off everything and he became the tin woodsman. He was so upset that he didn’t have a heart anymore that he felt like he couldn’t love his fiancee without one. 

His backstory is really cool and (won’t apologize for the pun) heartbreaking. It’s lame to me that it’s never really used, and it’s a shame because it gives him motivation to want a heart again. 

The Kalidahs:

These are super horrifying beasts that live in the Kalidah forest, and they litteraly kill and eat anything they can. I see people adding in a lot of beasts and characters into Oz to make it more scary and grown up, and I don’t see why you’d do that but leave these guys out. The run in with them is how we learn that The Cowardly Lion has courage, because he crosses a log bridge to get away from them even though he’s scared. 

The Emerald City isn’t made of Emerald:

Okay so this is way easier to do in a book or black and white comic than it is to do in a movie or tv show. But, in the book before anyone can see inside the city, they need to put on green glasses so the brightness of the emeralds won’t “hurt their eyes”. Then at the end when we find out about the Wizard, they take the glasses off and they(and the audience) learns that like the Wizard, the whole city is a sham. It’s not made of emerald, it’s all just white and plain. That part of the book had a really great lesson to /litteraly/ not look at the world through rose colored glasses. It’s probably one of my favorite things that get left out. 

Ozma and Dorothy are gay as hell:

Lookit these lesbians. Bein lesbian… Ozma(a cannon trans girl btw) doesn’t come into the picture until later books, and it takes a few years for Dorothy to come back to Oz but lookit these 1900s gays in these official illustrations. 

Oh, and Dorothy and the gang get rescued from the poppy field by a gang of field mice this is their queen:

Anyway, I do like the movie, and I love the Muppets version since they got a lot from the books. I just wish there was an adaptation that used the cannon stuff that’s neat instead of trying waaaayyyy hard to not be the 1939 movie. But it seems like the adaptations are just adaptations of the movie and don’t take anything from the books. Cause L Frank Baum wrote 14 of them with trolls, wheelers, frankenstein monsters, princesses, endless deserts where if any part of you touches it you turn to sand, more witches, sky fairies, and most importantly lesbian princess girlfriends! 

Literary References in Kuroshitsuji/Black Butler

There are a crap ton of references to literature in Kuroshitsuji, and after re-reading all of Kuro I was really motivated to make a giant list of the literary references.

So I did.

The Admirable History of Possession (Sebastian Michaelis)

In the 1600s, a French inquisitor named Sebastien Michaelis co-wrote The Admirable History of Possession and Conversion of a Penitent Woman. It included a classification/hierarchy of demons that is sometimes referenced in esoteric literature. I’m guessing Yana named Sebastian after this guy.

Famous Poets (Snakes)

All of Snake’s snakes are named after famous canonical writers. 

These include, but are not limited to, John Webster, John Donne, Emily Bronte, Oscar Wilde, John Keats, William Wordsworth, and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.

Peter and Wendy (Peter and Wendy from the Circus arc)

Peter and Wendy was originally a play/novel from the early 1900s and (as you’ve probably guessed) was the source material for the 1953 Disney film, Peter Pan. Peter and Wendy from Kuro have a medical condition where their bodies literally “never grow up,” which is something that happens in Peter Pan, but in that story it’s a result of magic instead of biology. Peter and Wendy from Kuro are also trapeze performers, which is the closest thing in a circus to flying.

Sherlock Holmes (The Phantomhive Mansion Murder Arc)

This might seem pretty obvious and yeah it kind of is, but there are a lot of fun little details that relate to Sherlock Holmes and Arthur Conan Doyle.

  • In chapter 39 of Kuro, Arthur admits to Ciel that he would rather write historical novels instead of detective fiction, but his editors told him historical novels wouldn’t sell. Ciel then says that Arthur should just make a name writing mysteries and that after that the history novels will sell based on his name alone. Arthur Conan Doyle has gained quite the reputation as the guy who wrote mysteries and got sick of them while no one cared about his historical novels, so this conversation is actually pretty funny.
  • Some of the side characters in the Murder arc have names based on characters from the original Sherlock stories. Irene Diaz shares a first name with Irene Adler (both characters are opera singers) and Patrick Phelps shares a last name with Percy Phelps (both of whom have nervous dispositions).
  • In chapter 45, Sebastian (as Jeremy) points out that Arthur has written a bunch of story ideas on the inside of his sleeves. The words written in his sleeves include “pearl” (”The Adventure of the Six Napoleons”) and “sign” (The Sign of Four). There’s also “India” and “secret room,” but I’m not sure what specific stories those are referring to.
  • Fun bonus fact: Jeremy Rathbone (aka Sebastian in disguise) is named after 2 actors: Jeremy Brett and Basil Rathbone. Both of them played Sherlock Holmes at one point in their careers. 

Beeton’s/Punch (magazines that Ciel reads)

In chapter 39 Arthur mentions that  “A Study in Scarlet” was published in Beeton’s magazine, and that he’s surprised that someone in a position of nobility would read such a magazine. Beeton’s actually exists and “A Study in Scarlet” was first published in Beeton’s in November of 1887.

In response to Arthur’s surprise, Ciel mentions that he also reads Punch. This was also a real magazine, but what makes it weird is that one of the editors of Punch was a guy named Edmund Knox. One of Edmund’s brothers was a guy named Ronald Knox, who wrote detective fiction.

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Propertius’ “Elegiae” (The poem being taught at Weston)

In the public school arc, Sebastian is teaching a Latin poem that relates to some themes and events in the Kuro universe. Here’s a link to a more in depth post about the quote. 

Micah Clarke (novel that Ciel buys)

In chapter 85 (the one where everyone goes shopping), Ciel notices that Arthur wrote a historical novel called Micah Clarke. This was an actual novel by Arthur Conan Doyle from 1889. It’s also hilarious that Ciel complains about the historical novel because he wants Arthur to just write more mysteries. Wow.

The Wizard of Oz (Sieglinde Sullivan) 

(This one took me forever to get because I could never pronounce her first name properly).

In German, “Sieglinde” is pronounced “See-glinda,” which reminded me of Glinda the good witch from The Wizard of Oz. At first I thought that might be a coincidence, but then I realized that’s she’s also known as the “Green Witch,” which calls to mind the Wicked Witch of the West. Furthermore, her residence is the Emerald Castle, which is possibly a reference to the Emerald City. 

Also, the werewolf stuff takes place in southern Germany (Glinda was the good witch of the south).

(Maybe Wolfram is her little dog too!)

Fenian Cycle (Finny’s name)

In chapter 100, there’s a flashback where we see Ciel naming Finny after the lead character in a book titled Fenian Cycle: Celtic Mythology. The Fenian Cycle is a real story that’s part of Irish mythology and, just as Ciel says, the lead character was named for his blonde hair. 

Othello (Othello the reaper)

Othello is a Shakespeare play (my personal favourite Shakespeare play by the by) in which the title character is tricked into thinking that his wife was having an affair and murders her in a fit of jealous rage (the person who tricked him, Iago, convinced him that this was the best course of action). Like 5 minutes after he kills her it’s revealed that she didn’t cheat on him and he just fell for a really elaborately set up lie. Othello kills himself after discovering the truth. 

Yeah…I think it’s fairly easy to figure out that Othello (in the play) has a parallel to a character who we know committed suicide at one point. TBH this is my favourite reference in all of Kuro because we can kind of guess the character’s backstory based on his name.

Side note: Othello (the Kuro character) works in forensics, which is fitting since the field of forensics involves finding hard evidence to prove guilt or innocence. Shakespeare’s Othello had to rely on sight, verbal information, and assumptions, which led to him falsely accusing his wife of cheating on him.

Other stuff: In chapter 14, Ciel has a nightmare involving Poe’s “The Raven” and the early part of the circus arc mentions the Pied Piper. Both of these are well-known/explained in the story, so I didn’t feel the need to write a whole thing about each of them. 

If you noticed anything missing, please add it to the post! (Although make note that these are only the literary references. There are like 10,000 historical references in Kuro and I’m not experienced enough in history to notice all of them, so those can be another post.)

Wizard of Oz Au

. Lance as the Scarecrow
. Keith as the Tin man
. Hunk as the Cowardly lion
. Pidge as Dorothy
. Rover as Toto
. Coran as the Good witch of the south
. Allura as the Wizard of Oz
. Arrusions as the Munchkins
. Haggar as the Wicked Witch of the west
. Galra as the flying monkeys
. Lotor as the wicked witch of the east, but farther then dying he joins up with the others
. Love triangle with Lotor, Lance and Keith on the journey?

“Crab’s Charm” Good Fortune Spell

Crabs have the potential to bring and send all sorts of spells but for this spell these crabs will bring you good fortune.

Originally posted by breathinginbiology

What You’ll Need

  • 4 Crab Shells
  • Red Candle
  • Green Candle
  • Basil
  • Alfalfa
  • Allspice
  • Kelp
  • Sea Lettuce
  • Beach Sand

What To Do

  • Make sure your crab shells are clean so they don’t stink.
  • Fill your crab shells with a little bit of sand.
  • Burn the Basil, Alfalfa, and Allspice (carefully) to ashes.
  • Put the basil in one crab, the alfalfa in the next one, the allspice in another, and then put all the ashes of the herbs into the final one.
  • Wrap each shell in sea lettuce and kelp.
  • Now if you want the good fortune to come to you you put each shell in the four corners of your space and have them facing away from you for crabs walk backwards and that fortune will “walk” backwards to you. If you want the good fortune to go to another person have the crab shells facing you in the four corners, again crabs walk backwards and that good fortune will “walk” backwards to the person you want to give fortune to.
  • Say/Think “Come good fortune.” as many times as needed.
  • Blow out the candle.
  • Bury the crab shells on your property, again facing away from you if you need the good fortune; bury them facing towards you for another person to have good fortune. Bury one north, another south, another east, and another west.
The Signs as "Oz Books" Characters.

• Aries: Wizard of Oz.

• Taurus:The Good Witch of the North.

• Gemini: Dorothy Gale.

• Cancer: Polychrome.

• Leo: Glinda the Good Witch of the South.

• Virgo: Tin Man.

• Libra: Ozma.

• Scorpio: Wicked Witch of the West.

• Sagittarius: The Cowardly Lion.

• Capricorn: Tik-Tok

• Aquarius: Wicked Witch of the East.

• Pisces: The Scarecrow.

“The photos are not mine”

anonymous asked:

I am interested in the Sicilian and Italian traditions! Can you direct me as to where to learn more about this/explain the basics of this practice? Thank you so much- your blog is great:)

Italian Witchcraft and Folklore

Hey! That’s wonderful! They’re surprisingly difficult to find any accurate information on!
My best resources are the article by Sabina Magliocco titled Witchcraft, healing, and vernacular magic in Italy, a less reliable article (that mixes witch-lore and folk magic all together) by J.B. Andrews called Neapolitan Witchcraft, and Carlo Ginzburg’s book The Night Battles about the benandanti in Friuli (Northeastern region of Italy).

If anyone knows any other sources feel free to list them!

Italian witch lore is very old, as there have been legends of witches in this region for a very long, accountable period. The word strega (witch) most likely comes from the Latin strix (screech owl) which witches were thought to take the shape of in the night. The practice of witchcraft is called stregoneria, a male witch is a stregone, and a female witch is a strega.
There are more legends of Italian witches in the south (particularly near Naples). One of the most famous is the story of the witches of Benevento, who convened beneath a walnut tree on a hill therein, and danced and worshiped the Devil. This tree was supposedly cut down.


There is a popular image of a witch who arises among Christian tradition in Italy, even still today. This witch is called Old Befana or Bella Befana(Bruta BefanaBella Befana or Vecchia Befana) who is a good witch who lived alone in a small cottage. One day, three wise men knocked on her door. “Behold! The child of God is born, (yada yada) we’re going to find him and bring him gifts! Will you join us Old Befana?” Now, Old Befana was glad to hear the news and excited to meet the new babe and give it what gifts she could. However, she was not one to shuck her responsibilities so she said she would have to wait until her chores were completed. They agreed and she saw them off, before finishing her cleaning. Once her duties were completed, she packed up her presents for the babe, hopped promptly onto the broom she had just finished sweeping with, and flew out the chimney into the cold night. However, they had not told her how to find them again! Not wanting to deny the boy his gifts, she decided to give some to all the little children she passed on her way, as any might be the new born child of God. Every year on that same night, Old Befana rides out on her broom and deposits gifts for little children, in hopes that one day she will finally find the baby Jesus and give him the presents she has been holding all this time.

In southern Italy, many of the tales of witches (streghe) and folk healers (fattucchiere, or ‘fixers’) tell of the songs they sing to work their magic. Unfortunately, this seems to be all anyone knows on the subject, and I can’t find any references or information on these songs!
In lore, the witches of both benevolent and malefic natures are closely related or interchangeable with more faerie-like spirits. The Janare of Naples/Janas of Sardinia (lit. followers of Diana) are magical women said to live in Neolithic shaft tombs and are expert weavers and spinners. They sometimes intermarry with humans, but are very different from the cogas  (or little cooks) of Sardinia, who are malefic witches that cook and eat their victims.


Most folk magic in Italy has died out, even in many of the rural areas. What is documented and what remains is all, unsurprisingly, Catholic magic. Much of it draws to saints, prayers, and Catholic holy tools. One name for this form of magic is benedicaria. However, much of it seems more agricultural or magical and less religious in nature. There is no point assuming this other source is pagan, because we could never prove where almost of any of it originated.



Most witchcraft you will find today in Italy, especially in urbanized areas, is of a New Age or Neo-pagan persuasion. Neo-Wicca is about the best you can hope to find, and even that is comparatively rare to that found in Great Britain, Australia, and the U.S.

In conversations about Italian magic and witchcraft, Raven Grimassi’s book Italian Witchcraft tends to come up. THIS BOOK IS UTTER BULLSHIT. HOGWASH. STUFF AND NONSENSE. It’s almost literally just Neo-Wicca with different names and some made up information. I’m not exaggerating. If you have this book, it’s better off as kindling than on your bookshelf. Just saying.
Charles Leland’s book Aradia: The Gospel of the Witches is a pretty piece of poetry, and perhaps has some truths in it, but it can never be relied upon. His source is not credible, and the information doesn’t add up well. It is a beautiful book, but not an accurate account of Italian magic or witchcraft.

Here are a few blog posts I have made relating to Italian witchcraft and folk magic:

The Curse of the Lemon and Pins

Neapolitan Flying Ointment

The Use of Stones in Italian Folk Magic

Charm Against the Evil Eye

To Cure Jaundice

To Cure Worms

To Bind an Eagle from your Flock

To Keep Birds from the Crops

Spell for a safe journey

Merry Meet!

In the near future I may be going on a lot of business trips, so I thought of a way to protect myself on the road.

It’ll also work for longer journeys, holiday trips or for the way to school.

Let’s start, shall we?


Where to perform: wherever it suits you

When to perform: Monday or Wednesday, Hour of Mercury or Hour of Sun, Waxing Moon, Full Moon or Waning Moon


Ingredients:

  • the shoes you’ll be wearing
  • an orange, or brown or silver permanent marker
  • something to represent the elements (e.g. a bowl of water, soil, incense and a lit candle)
  • a few sheets of paper
  • a compass in case you don’t know where which cardinal direction is


How to:

  1. Gather the required stuff and check out where the directions are in the area you’re going to cast the spell.
  2. Cleanse yourself.
  3. Put the representations of the elements in the directions where they belong (for me it’ll be: Air=East, Fire=South, Water=West, Earth=North)
  4. Create a circle and set your workspace up in the West.
  5. Now it’s up to you to draw symbols or a sigil on the soles of your shoes. A symbol could be a Rune like Rad and a sigil could be created out of a sentence like this one: „My journey is safe and joyful.“ (Hint: If you casting the spell for someone else, use their name instead.)
  6. Present your work to the Elements, starting in the west. Say something like this: „To the West I travel safely, finding always a place to rest.“
  7. Walk deosil around the circle and go to each cardinal direction until you come back to the West. Sentences for the other directions may be:
    „To the North, I travel safely, my feet are always on solid ground.“
    „To the East, I travel safely, surrounded by good company.“
    „To the South, I travel safely, overcoming all the obstacles that are put in my way.“
  8. Ground yourself, open the circle and you’re done!

Merry Meet again!


Variation: If you don’t want to draw on the soles of your shoes, draw it on a colored sheet of paper and put it in your right shoe or sew it into your jacket.

Renegade (pt. 4)

Another wolf-finds-his-mate story, but I kicked it up a notch and created a whole new world around it. 

Pairing: Chanyeol x Reader

Genre: Supernatural (EXO as wolves, but more species involved in the storyline)

Word count: 8912 words

Warning: Long read, Somewhat angsty, Dork! Chanyeol, five second sex scene that I have not written like I would write smut but more held-back, lots of things happening and after a while you won’t even be able to tell what the biggest problem is. I promise it’ll all make sense later on.

New to the series? Start your adventure here: Prologue (Don’t skip it, it contains info you’ll need later on.)
The posts will always contain a link to the next part, unless that part hasn’t been posted yet.


Part 4

Chanyeol leaned his bum onto the table top of the chestnut brown, wooden desk, allowing him to compromise some of his tallness and spread his legs spaciously for (y/n) to stand in between them. Owing to his long legs, his dress shoes remained settled on the floor, though the idea to wrap them around her legs had emerged from his cerebrum several times. As if holding her waist in his arms was not enough, he wanted to capture her prisoner of love and hold on to her like there was no tomorrow.

He acted as much out of desire for her as out of necessity. Since the day they had intensified their mate-bond, Chanyeol would wake up to minor headaches that disappeared by virtue of a few kisses, hugs and minutes of physical contact, shared with his girl.

He wished for things to be different, but for now he had to make do with sneaking around like teenagers at locations where (y/n) was not supposed to be; empty lecture-hall back offices having the amplest space were at the top of Chanyeol’s preferred list. He felt guilty for urging her to have rendezvous with him like these. Unfortunately, there weren’t many other options considering the dangers of abstinence.

Keep reading

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The Dainty China Country and its ruler, the China Princess. In the Oz book series, Glinda has created all of these little kingdoms in the land of the south (a kingdom of rabbits, a paper doll kingdom, etc.) and so I imagine she created this kingdom as well. The wall of the country is made to look like ruins to keep people out (it’s also very tall), but the occasional traveler gets in.
I wanted it to be really idyllic and picturesque. The designs of the Princess and her handmaidens are inspired by Marie Antoinette and her friends. 

Mandrake, mandragora autumnalis

The mandragora autumnalis is from the nightshade family solanaceae. It is a hardy perennial herb that can grow up to a height of 10 centimeters, and is native to the south-eastern Mediterranean region. This magical plant is highly useful but deadly, and has been cultivated by witches and wizards for hundreds of years.

When unearthed from the ground, the tuberous human like roots emit a high pitched wail that is fatal to all who hear it. The younger, less mature plants are less likely to cause death, and instead their scream can cause unconsciousness in the victim. When growing young mandrake, it is good to observe the plants growth closely. When the mandrake plants start acting secretive and moody, it is sign that the plants are close to full maturity. 

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Last in the Harry Potter magical plants botanical illustrations that I’ve been working on. The others can be found in my herbology tag.

02jjk  asked:

do y'all have any good drug-store toners that are good for normal-to-dry skin types? also chemical exfoliaters? i'm not sure if they sell those at drug stores, but it'll be amazing to find some!

Hi! Idk where you live and i’m not very familiar with western drugstore brands. I’m not sure whether these are available in physical stores outside of (South) East Asia but you can order them online. Their prices are on affordable side.

  • Hydrating Toners:

Hada Labo Gokujyun Hyaluronic Acid Lotion. A cult product for a reason. Suitable for all skin types. If your skin is very dry, try the Premium one instead.

Kikumasamune Sake Brewing Skin Care Lotion. Very lightweight and also suitable for all skin types. Also available in High Moist version.

Muji Sensitive Skin Light Toning Water - Moisture. The “Moisture” version is very similar to Hada Labo Gokujyun consistency-wise. Also available in Light (contains alcohol) and High Moisture version.

Cosrx Galactomyces 95 Whitening Power Essence. Not a toner per se, but lightweight enough to be used at toning stage. 

Klairs Supple Preparation Facial Toner. I never tried this, but there are sooo many good reviews about this toner.

Thayers Alcohol-Free Cucumber Witch Hazel Toner. I also never tried this, but i think this is easily accessible if you live in the US.

  • Mildly exfoliating toners:

Cosrx One Step Pimple Clear Pads. I personally like this better than their AHA/BHA Clarifying Toner. 

Hada Labo Tamagohada Mild Peeling Lotion. Contains PHA. I think this one isn’t available outside of South East Asia…

Benton Aloe BHA Skin Toner. More hydrating than exfoliating, still good product nonetheless!

Mizon AHA BHA Daily Clean Toner. Contains alcohol. More suitable for normal-to-oily skin. 

  • Chemical exfoliators:

Cosrx BHA Blackhead Power Liquid. 4% betaine salicylate.

Cosrx AHA Whitehead Power Liquid. 7% glycolic acid.

The Ordinary Lactic Acid 5% + HA 2%. I think this is the more accessible option if you live in US / Canada. 5% lactic acid is good for acid beginners imo.

Pixi Glow Tonic. 5% glycolic acid. Lots of people classify this as exfoliating toner, but from my personal experience i’d say this one is a bit too ‘harsh’ for a toner (somehow it’s harsher than Cosrx…) so i used this sparingly ymmv. Should be easily available if you reside in Europe or US. 

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So I finally opened up commissions! Extra details below~ (or message me if you want to clarify something!) I need to pay off some debts and need some quick way to get money! Extra details below:

❗️EDIT: WILL DRAW ANYTHING (NOT NSFW) IN NEED OF CASH AT THE MOMENT! ❗️

Will draw:

- OC/Original Characters

- Fandom Characters (most likely: Osomatsu San, South Park, or even Harry Potter (not so much))

- Ships (self insert, canon, not canon)

Will NOT draw:

- NSFW

- Gore

- Mecha

- Complex Characters/Details

- Offensive Material

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- For OC and self insert, please provide a reference! Images of yourself or your OC would be highly appreciated!

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- For sketches/icons/flats/lineart, require payment in full while paintings/character with bg require half of the payment. I’ll send a WIP/sketch. Once approved, the rest will be paid. I’ll only start once the payment has been received.

- If you want something specific on the piece, such as pose and expression, please tell me! 

Canceling/Refunding

- Please message me as soon as possible if you want to cancel a commission!

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- I am a high school student that is quite busy. Please be patient with me! I try to make them as good as possible but I’ll message you about my progress!

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- VERY NEW TO COMMISSIONS, please bear with me!

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A Lesson on Learning

I’m asked often where I learned so much about witchery and magic. And I’m about to tell you some of my secrets in learning. 
No, this isn’t going to be my beginning story. If that disappoints, I’m sorry. Our beginnings are very personal. Each of your stories are extremely important to who you are as a witch, even if it doesn’t seem like it now. And maybe that’s the point of this post. 

The first thing I can give credit to is reading. My insatiable thirst for witch history, old knowledge, and the ways before now has lead to me the knowledge I have now. I began with learning the ways and beliefs of those who come from the same places I do. Unfortunately, a lot of knowledge is lost, but the amount that we have access to is incredible. Anthropology and folklore are so telling. Folklore is filled with so much magical knowledge that it’s almost ridiculous how much it’s ignored. After I learned about those places, I branched out. I learned about other places, how they saw the world, how they worked (but I didn’t steal from them, which I’ll get to in a second), etc. 

Second, from the accounts of witches and magicians from all different kinds of paths. I’ve had the opportunity of listening to magical practitioners from many different backgrounds. But it isn’t always one on one conversations that will be informative. Face to face, written down, vocally recorded, video’d, whatever kind of first hand account it is. Listen. 
I’ve heard stories from witches in the British Isles, Puerto Rico, Mexico, and the First Nations people. I’ve heard the accounts of rootworkers in the South, the lives of Mambos from Haiti and Louisiana, and the tales of Hexenmeisters in Pennsylvania. I listened. They might’ve been outside of what I do, but that’s a good thing. Just because I listened to a Haitian Mambo talk deeply about her practice and the Loa she loves, it doesn’t mean I’m going to do what she does. I’ve not lived her life and I am not her. It means I’ve listened to an Elder speak, and have gained a wider understanding of spirits, magic, and the lineage of Vodou she comes from. 

Third, your own personal experience. The thing that will define who you are most of all is…you. As you grow and learn, your own practice will give you knowledge, while the other two wells of information help you decipher a correct answer. You can listen to the stories of every witch and magician, but until you actually go out and use that knowledge, it will be for little. It’s a long life, so make lots of mistakes. Make mistakes that perplex you. Make mistakes that perplex others. Learn from them. Learn from your land, your ancestors, their lands, their spirits, your own spirits, and any other thing that makes itself present in your life. Listen to your own story over and over. There comes a point when it will make sense. Perhaps most importantly, don’t be afraid to change everything about your beliefs if you feel it necessary. As you learn more about the secret things, your opinions, ideas, and beliefs will change. That is perfectly normal. Eventually, you may find that even the word ‘witch’ no longer suits you, and that is just as ok. Magic isn’t all witchery. There is an innumerable range of magical practices. Your own brand of magic in your life could be something completely different. Would you be surprised if I told you I’ve tried to walk away from witchery several times? 

Lather, rinse, and repeat. Never stop reaching for knowledge. There is always a lesson or a piece of wisdom waiting around the corner. 
Witchcraft and magic are not complacent things. They are chaotic. They move and vibrate constantly. So we too must follow that idea. We grow continuously, learn new ideas, and destroy outdated ones. We learn.