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Stardust Powder Variants ✨

Based on my original recipe for Stardust Powder, here is a list of 26 variants based on intent! (this is a long list, so click “keep reading” for the rest.)

Banishing/Binding Stardust
Herbs: Basil, black pepper, black salt, cayenne pepper, chamomile, garlic, juniper berry, onion, rosemary, sage, sea salt, thyme 
Essential oils: Basil, chamomile, clove, juniper berry, sage, thyme
Glitter color: Black
Associated constellation: Aries, Gemini

Cleansing Stardust
Herbs: Garlic, marjoram, parsley, rosemary, sage, sea salt, thyme
Essential oils: Cedar, lemon, lavender, lime, sandalwood, sage
Glitter color: White
Associated constellation: Aquarius, Canis Minor, Lynx, Ursa Minor

Confidence/Courage Stardust
Herbs: Allspice, basil, cinnamon, ginger, rosemary, sunflower, thyme
Essential oils: Grapefruit, neroli, nutmeg
Glitter color: Red
Associated constellation: Hercules, Leo, Orion

Creativity Stardust
Herbs: Lavender, lemon verbena, orange, rosemary, tangerine, valerian
Essential oils: Orange, tangerine
Glitter color: Yellow
Associated constellation: Boötes, Cancer, Hercules, Monoceros, Pisces, Scorpius

Cursing Stardust (see also: Baneful Stardust Powder)
Herbs: Black salt, cayenne pepper, chili powder, clove, dragon’s blood, onion, patchouli, wormwood
Essential oils: Clove, lemon, lime, patchouli
Glitter color: Black, red
Associated constellation: Canis Major, Capricornus, Cygnus, Grus, Lyra, Scorpio

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No one cares about Reita’s birthday (Radio Jack June 9)

(Everyone is giving a little update of what they’ve been doing)

Kai: What about you Aoi? Are you into anything recently?

Aoi: Hmmm….recently….well, I’ve been playing the guitar.

Kai: No I mean, weren’t you talking about something on social media? This thing you liked?

Aoi: Oh, yeah. My old equipment…

Kai: You decided you like it?

Aoi: Yes yes yes yes…

Kai: I see, well…we have festivals and stuff coming up

Aoi: Yeah, so I hope I’ll be able to use it there. 

Kai: Are you practicing at home? (giggles)

Aoi: Well, I am writing songs. 

Kai: (trying not to laugh) I see

Aoi: What’s wrong with you?

Reita: Leader, you’re so bad at this!

(Kai bursts out laughing)

Ruki: He can’t keep a conversation going

Reita: Was something even funny!?

Aoi: Seriously, calm down. 

Kai: Okay, anyway, what about you Uruha?

Uruha: An, update? Hmm…well, same as Aoi I guess.

Kai: You’re playing the guitar?

Uruha: Yeah

Aoi: What a coincidence. 

(Kai giggling)

Uruha: Yeah, I’m trying to write songs.

Kai: Do I have to keep this going?

Reita: Keep it going!!

Kai: Hey,,,,,June 9,,,,,,,you,,,,,,,don’t you have.,,,,,,,,,,

(everyone except Uruha is laughing)

Uruha: I didn’t even mention my birthday tf

Kai: Well anyway it’s Uruha’s birthday!!! 

Everyone: Yaaaay!! (clapping)

Uruha: Thank u 

Kai: And we’ve prepared something for you! 

(it’s a cake) 

Reita: WOW!!! He did that!!!

Kai: Well then let’s sing!! Shall we sing? (he sounds like a mom istg)

Ruki: Yeh sure

Kai: Okay! Readyyyy, go!  

(Supposedly Kai is clapping to keep the rhythm while everyone sings very half-assedly and awfully)

Uruha: Just stop.

(They don’t stop)

Uruha: Okay can I blow the candles out?

Kai: Yes go ahead!

(Uruha blows out candles)

(Everyone claps)

Aoi: Yo how many cakes we must have eaten in 15 years….

Reita: Damn….how many cakes…

Uruha: This is a really fancy cake. 

(Everyone talks over each other for like 15 seconds)

Kai: Well anyway, this is still just the recording day, but [when this is broadcast] I hope you are having a good birthday. 

Uruha: Thank you –

Reita: But – wait a minute !

(Kai bursts out laughing)

Reita: Mine will have passed already…so it doesn’t matter!? 

Uruha: I mean…the recording day is closer to his birthday….

Ruki: Yeah…..

Kai: Are you mad!? Are you mad!?

Aoi: Sorry! Sorry!

Kai: Reita is mad!! Do we…do we have anything for Reita? No???

Uruha: Okay then, we can share this cake! 

Reita: No it’s really fine!

Aoi: Sorry, sorry, sorry! 



(They start clapping and singing happy birthday to Reita but mostly just laughing)

Ruki: Omg he wasn’t joking

Reita: (laughing) They’re so small

Aoi: Damn they brought out some lotus root looking thing 

(I’m so confused)

Kai: Happy birthday!

Ruki: Happy birthday

Kai: Reita’s mad

Reita: Whatever, should I blow out the candles now?

Kai: Okay!

Reita: Okay everybody gather round!

Ruki: They’re gonna fly everywhere

(Everyone laughs)

(Reita blows out candles)

(Everyone claps)

Kai: Happy birthday!

Reita: I really don’t care tho, this is your day! [to Uruha]

Kai: I was just going in order, Ruki, Aoi, Uruha, and then you.

Uruha: I knew this would happen

Reita: But before I could even say my update you did Uruha and brought out the cake and everything so I was like ‘hm okay so that’s how it is’

Kai: Yeh I thought you might get mad

Saika Little Lady’s Day Festival & Basket Auction!

To celebrate the Little Lady’s Day festivities Saika has decided to host a basket auction on Monday March 13th at the Lavender Beds Ward 11 Amethyst Shallows! We’ll have different yummy festive foods, games, and the basket auction of course! Feel free to stop on by between 10pm to 1am EST ( 7pm to 10pm PST )!

As with everyone else, with stormblood promising new housing plots Saika is in much need of a larger upgrade! Our smoll cottage can only fit so many… The auction and booths will be taking actual gil for this event. Donations are also welcome and loved!

Our Festival Games

100gil Kingyo-sukui Booth ( Goldfish Scooping ) : “Each person plays individually. The basic rule is that the player scoops copperfish from a pool with a paper scooper called a "poi” and puts them into a bowl with the poi. This game requires care and speed as the poi can tear easily. The game is over when the poi is completely broken or incapable of scooping properly.“

Player will pay the booth runner then /random to see what happens, RP it out however you like!:

  • If Random is 499 and under their scoop breaks.
  • If Random is 500-799 they win a Copperfish, their scoop breaks.
  • If Random is 800-899 they win a Copperfish, their scoop DOES NOT break and can go again.
  • If Random is 900+ they win a Coral Butterfly, their scoop DOES NOT break and  can go again.

This Booth will also sell Tier 1 Aquariums while Supplies last at 10,000gil (Much cheaper than current Market Board Price) for you to put your fishies in!

100gil Chō-Han Bakuchi Booth ( Even Odd Gambling ) : "The game uses two standard dice, which are shaken in a bamboo cup or bowl by a dealer. The cup is then overturned onto the floor. Players then place their wagers on whether the sum total of numbers showing on the two dice will be "Chō” (even) or “Han” (odd). The dealer then removes the cup, displaying the dice. The winners collect their money.“

  • Player will pay the Booth Runner choose either Cho/Even or Han/Odd to place their bet on then /random.
  • The Runner will then take the first two digits of the roll and add them up before revealing the results to the Player.
  • Winners will receive an option of either box of Nutty Nutkin Cookies (Acorn Cookie) or a small box containing a Mini Rolanberry Cheesecake ( Rolanberry Cheesecake)!

100gil Cork Gun Booth :  "Each person plays individually, player is given an air shard loaded gun and a colored chalk coated cork as ammo. The rule for this game is to point and shoot at the target! Try to aim for a bullseye!”

After paying the Runner, Player will /random to see what happens!

  • If Random is 699 and under they miss.
  • If Random is 700-799 they win a booby prize box of Nutty Nutkin Cookies (Acorn Cookie)!
  • If Random is 800-899 they win a booby prize Fresh Fruit Basket (Assorted Fruit)!
  • If Random is 900+ they win a Stuffed Moogle or Chocobo!

Other Booths!

Refreshments Booth

  • 200g Tea Smoked Raptor (Smoked Raptor) - Raptor Shank that had been smoked in coerthas tea, toasted rice grains, pearl ginger slices, and maple sugar in a box next to a bed of homemade garlean garlic noodles and pickled vegetables.
  • 800g Slow Grilled Fish (Grilled Raincaller) - A variety of whole descaled and gutted clean fresh fish on bamboo skewer and lightly salted before placed next to the fire pit to slowly fry in it’s own juices.
  • 200g Shoyu Sesame Akami Tuna Kabobs (Tuna Miqa'bob) - Larger chunks of our Akami Tuna bowl mixture coated in sesame seeds then skewered onto bamboo sticks before slowly roasted next to the fire pit for a rare kabob.
  • 200g Teriyaki Shiitake Kabobs (Forest Miqa'bob) - Dragon Peppers, Shiitake Mushrooms, whole Mini Ruby Tomatos, skewered on bamboo then dipped in our teriyaki sauce and then slowly roasted next to the fire pit!
  • Zoni - A traditional eastern soup that is served during special occasions. We make our stock from dashi and kombu to give it a light savory fish flavor. Within the stock we add Young Cieldalaes Spinach, simmer Coerthasian Carrots, simmered Lotus Roots, and some of our fresh pounded mochi that we toast over the fire pit. [ This is an IC RP dish that will not need gil to take and can be asked for at any time or picked up in cups beside the booth vendors. Have your characters help themselves to some warming soup during the event! We also have an actual stack of this stuff if you wish for one just ask! ]

  • 250g Taiyaki (Pastry Fish) - A slightly sweet pancake-like batter that has been cooked in an iron fish shaped grill. Served within is your choice of a sweet anko, creamy vanilla bean mousse, smooth silky chocolate cream, or luscious custard.
  • 350g Fluffy Doman Cheesecake (Cheese Souffle) - A mini fluffy eastern version of a classic cheesecake that’s more cake than cheese. Dusted with powdered sugar and packed in a decorative small box.

  • 100g Sencha (Chamomile tea) - One of the most common forms of Green Tea, Sencha like most of our teas is steamed instead of fermenting for preservation. It is then kneaded and rolled into needle-like shapes.
  • 200g Genmaicha (Thanalan tea) - Sencha that is mixed with roasted brown rice and small amount of matcha. It has a nutty flavor and aroma thanks to the roasted brown rice and a soft greenish color thanks to the matcha.

                                             Survivors Booth

Donation Booth

Had fun? Feeling generous? Donate with Kyuu’sae at our donation booth! Remember all donations are optional and if you feel like it, you don’t have to donate–but we do ask you at least have fun or try to during the event! Enjoy yourself, relax, make new friends even!

Those who donate over 50k will have the option to receive a raffle ticket and be asked to /random for him! For what? It’s a surprise!  *NOTE: IF YOU DONATE AND GET A RAFFLE TICKET WE WILL BE ANNOUNCING THE THREE WINNERS AND THREE PRIZES AT THE VERY END OF THE EVENT. IF YOUR TICKET IS CALLED AND YOU ARE NO LONGER THERE YOU FORFEIT YOUR PRIZE.*

                                           Basket Auction

Basket auction will be held at the docks at 12:30am to 1am EST ( 9:30pm to 10pm PST ) and will be in real gil to help fund for a larger home.

Basket 1 will contain : Oriental Tea Set, Oriental Round Table, Tatami Mat, a friendly Roleplay ‘date’ with one of the following; Oyun, Chanto, Mimi, or Trishelle, and an *IC set of Dolls made to look like the Saika crew! It is a doll festival after all!

Basket 2 will contain : Oriental Tea Set, Oriental Round Table, Tatami Mat, Kadomatsu, Hard Rice Cakes.

Basket 3 will contain : Oriental Tea Set, Oriental Round Table, Tatami Mat, Hard Rice Cakes.

*Dolls are ICly given and made by Chanto and Oyun. OOCly they will be a custom drawn doll chibi of the Saika crew! These drawn dolls are purely IC and the drawings are simply for viewing pleasure so you know what your character is getting. You are in no way, shape or form–buying these dolls with gil for ownership. These dolls that will be show are for visual reference only and belong to the character’s said owner and drawn by me. These dolls are a gift to my fellow Saika members and staff for staying and supporting me all this time.

*Inspired by SquareEnix Events, FFXI’s festival events(remember going to to the ponds outside of town to scoop fish with your paddles?), @thaliaksembrace @gildedpony-ffxiv and @crescent-ffxiv

**Gil prices were adjusted on food to cover the crafting cost to make it with only a bit of profit. All food is HQ and cheaper than Market Board price. All items while supplies last!

madhousepan  asked:

Can you write a little fic about zukaang going to the Jasmine Dragon to have a tea date and Iroh being the biggest zukaang fan? Zukaang fluff would make me so happy rn

The small table already seemed crammed to capacity, but Uncle Iroh somehow managed to make room for another bowl of lotus root soup just at Zuko’s elbow. He had to push Zuko’s elbow off the table for it, of course, which interfered with Zuko’s hiding his blush in his hands, as he had been occupied with. 

Aang wasn’t sure if he felt embarrassed out of Zuko’s reaction or found it funny. Maybe a mixture of booth.  It certainly made him more aware of their situation, but, good tea and food, and a safe space to be themselves was certainly not something Aang was ready to turn his nose up at. 

“It smells great, Iroh,” he said with a wide smile, “thank you.”

“The pleasure is all mine, Avatar,” Uncle Iroh responded with a small bow. “I see how much happiness you bring to my Zuko, and I want to repay that forward.”

Zuko’s face matched his robes. 

“We just said we wanted some tea, Uncle,” he said. “You didn’t have to close the whole shop!”

“Like a flower,” Uncle Iroh began, grinning, “love can blossom in even the smallest of crevasses. But, sometimes, a little extra room to grow is well appreciated.”


Aang felt a small, nervous turn in his stomach, but found himself laughing. He had come knowing that Uncle Iroh knew about his and Zuko’s relationship, yet it was still strange to have another reference it openly. Pointedly about it. 

He felt embarrassed and a little on the spot. And very normal. He appreciated that greatly. 

“And I find the best conversations happen over tea,” Uncle Iroh went on, bending over to pour the tea. Aang gave a small tap of thanks, grinning. Zuko’s taps seemed hard enough to break the table. 

“You are in happy space,” Iroh said, rising, placing a hand on either of their shoulders. “And, with good company.”

“Thanks, Iroh–”

“Yes–great–thank you, Uncle.”

“I will give you some privacy now,” Iroh said, gliding backwards to the door. If possible, Zuko turned even redder. “You don’t have to worry about anyone bothering you–or walking in. I will make sure to knock if I come back, give you time to prepare–”


“Have fun, kids–” And with that, and a painfully wide, knowing smile, he disappeared. 

Zuko’s face returned to his hands, too embarrassed to meet Aang’s eyes. Aang felt like laughing. 

“Sorry,” Zuko muttered. “I didn’t think he–I just wanted–”

“He’s always nice.”

“Too nice.”

“I don’t think you can be too nice.”

“You wouldn’t.”

Aang grinned, watching Zuko across the table. It was fair to say that there might be a bit too much on the table, between them, and he wasn’t sure if they really needed all the extra kneeling pillows Iroh brought them. But, for the first time in a long time, they were alone somewhere outside Zuko’s bedroom. Somewhere they could actually talk and just have some tea. 

“You know,” Aang said, smirking, “Iroh will never forgive you if you let your tea get cold.”

Zuko tossed his napkin at Aang. 

Aang laughed and leaned across their tiny table. His fingers found the side of Zuko’s tea cup and, with the fire bending Zuko had taught him, he heated the water inside until steam rose from it. Zuko’s lowered his hand to meet Aang’s at the cup. 

After the Fire Bending, Aang’s hands would be hot, scalding to another not accustomed to the heat of fire. Zuko’s fingers kissed over the tips of Aang’s, though, until he brought Aang’s hand to his mouth to kiss it there. 

“It’s not so bad having the whole shop to ourselves,” Aang offered. 

“No,” Zuko agreed, finally returned to a normal color, finally smiling. “I guess you’re right.”

They shared a small kiss before turning to their spread to share their tea. 

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Feast your eyes

“Eggsquisite Taste”

To call out or to let be, that was the question.

He never found it necessary to be cautious of Maka, even when they hardly knew each other during their not-so-humble beginnings. Dignity… Loyalty… those were traits that he knew they shared, retaining unshaken trust within each other to do the right thing for themselves and for their families. But when Maka committed the most ultimate form of betrayal- well, let’s just say that Soul didn’t know if he could ever regain his confidence in her ever again.

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Trouble Maker ( Min Yoongi x Reader ) PT. 2

Originally posted by yoongichii


Preview.    Pt 1.

Min Yoongi, the devilish charmer of when you were in High School. Unfortunately, the year of your graduation, you had gotten fooled by those daring eyes, and the sharp deceiving tongue of Min Yoongi, and was involved in numerous tricky police chases of graduation year. You were a sidekick of Yoongi, along with other six boys. Now, it is 3 years after you had graduated. Your life is under control, and you had moved to Seoul to seek independence and a more easy-going lifestyle, and that had succeeded. You couldn’t be any happier. That is, until the word is on the street that, coincidentally, Min Yoongi is now roaming the streets of Seoul, desperate to find his right hand girl again

You woke up, panting. Why did that memory always come back? You had moved on with your life, and yet the piercing thought of your past still came to keep you up at night. You took a hand to your head, rubbing your forehead and sighing. You yawned and looked at the time and date. It was a Saturday, and that means you were off of work, free of adult-duty for once and you were to go out as you wish. You were a famous makeup artist and photographer. You worked with many models and idols. Fortunately, word hadn’t gone out you were a former gang member. Yet. But, you weren’t focused on that right now. You jumped out of bed, stretching your tired body, signaling for it to wake up. You were going to Namdaemun Market, mostly known for its street food, but also has some alleys that sell fish and regular groceries, too. You didn’t have any food in your house at the moment, and needed some desperately. You decided to take a shower and get dressed, and maybe get some food while you were at the market to eat as your breakfast. 

After showering and getting dressed, you had taken your purse and hopped out of your house. Unfortunately, Korea was still a bit cold, since Spring hadn’t fully kicked in yet. As you strolled through the street, making your way to the subway, you looked at all the advertisements. Typical. Food ads, beauty ads, etc. You saw something in the corner of your eye. You couldn’t quite make it out, but by the time you were turned your head, it was no longer there. How odd, it was a figure of someone that looked familiar. No, it was just a person. You shrugged, continuing to walk to the subway. After about 15 minutes of walking, you bought a ticket and finally sat in the train, making your way to the market. You got off the train carefully, holding your bag closely to your side and walking through the crowd, and eventually made it to Namdaemun Market. The last time you had been to the market, it was a bit smaller, but it had gotten a lot larger and more popular, as swarms of people were coming from each direction and alley. You decided to get something to eat first. As your eyes scanned every vendor, you make a decision to get some Gimbap to go. You sauntered to the street food vendor and got some Gimbap, eating it hungrily. It satisfied your taste buds, and should be enough to hold you over until you leave the food market.

You stopped killing time, and made your way to the fish market alley. You bought some fresh caught mackerel and salmon, carrying it with you throughout the market. You had gotten a few more fish and some seaweed. You finished your shopping in the fish alley, and walked to the fruit and vegetable alley. You got some lotus roots, bean sprouts, watermelon, etc. You would cook dinner tonight instead of getting some takeout, you were being too lazy lately. You wanted to be productive. After you had gotten all your ingredients, you went to the other alleys which didn’t take too long, and shortly you were done with your shopping. While you were skimming the alleys, you had also gotten a few outfits to your liking and a few face masks from the buildings. A sigh of relief escaped from your chapped lips, you walked around a lot today and you were exhausted. You looked around, trying to find the exit, but there again, you saw the figure from the corner of your eye. This time, you weren’t going to be too slow to catch it. Maybe it was a stalker? You were nervous. As you whipped your head around and your eyes met the figures, it was a man. Wait a minute, this wasn’t just a stranger..

“What the hell…?” You mumbled. Your eyes widened. “V?” You questioned. As soon as he saw you piece together the clues and his frame, he quickly made a run for it, already failing to not make himself obvious. 

What was going on? You hadn’t seen V since that night of the accident. So many questions ran through your mind, yet only few were answered.