the sweeteners

december’s come upon us, and it is time to indulge in some holiday cheer! if you are a part of the tolkien roleplay community, this year’s secret santa event is being held specially for you. write a cute drabble or draw a lovely picture! make a stellar theme and sweeten it with a message! the choice of gift is entirely up to you, and whatever you choose will be sure to brighten someone’s day. we will randomly assign everyone participating a person to gift this merry season, and everyone will be given until december 25th to put their presents together!

to participate, reblog this post with a tag saying you would like to join. this sign up period will last until december 14th!

Little Everyday Witchy Things

💖Say a prayer while your still in bed, before you get up in the morning it counts as a simple offering.

💖Make some tea and add cinnamon to your tea to increase luck and energy.

💖Put thyme in your tea for good luck.

💖The type of tea you make should depend on your mood.

💖If you want alertness, energy, and to dispel negative premonitions of the day make black tea, chai tea, or oolong tea.

💖If you want to detoxify your energy and clear your conscious mind make green tea, jasmine tea, sencha tea, or matcha tea.

💖If you want help with clarity, serenity, and wisdom make white tea or an herbal tea.

💖For an easy boost place a crystal next to your tea cup to charge your tea.

💖If you want to boost clarity use a clear quartz crystal.

💖If you want to increase your chance of love and beauty use a rose quartz crystal.

💖If you want to stabilize and ground yourself use an obsidian, bloodstone, or onyx crystal.

💖If you want to intensify your awareness and spiritual powers use an opal or lapis crystal.

💖If you want to increase courage use a tigers eye crystal.

💖While your tea is charging do some yoga, exercise, or meditate. You only have to do this for as long as your tea is charging. So like literally five minutes, trust me it makes a difference.

💖If you make breakfast give a piece of your breakfast as an offering. If you don’t make breakfast give some of your tea you made as an offering.

💖While you get dressed and do your makeup light a candle. This way you start your day off with a little light, light acts as a positive omen, and wakes you up more.

💖If you want purity and beginnings light a white candle.

💖If you want courage and strength light a red candle.

💖If you want healing, luck, and prosperity light a green candle.

💖If you want calming and spiritual awareness light a blue candle.

💖If you want psychic powers and control light a purple candle.

💖If you want positivity and beauty light a yellow candle.

💖If you want beauty, serenity, and positivity light a pink candle.

💖If you want stimulation and energy light a orange candle.

💖While doing your makeup place a rose quartz crystal next to your makeup supplies. It’s a simple tactic that really ups your look for the day.

💖If you shower in the morning turn it into a cleansing ritual.

💖Color coordinate your outfit for your days intent.

💖Carry an appropriate crystal in your purse to help calm, stabilize, or motivate yourself.

💖Carry a rose quartz crystal in your makeup bag to increase your beauty for the day.

💖Carry a spell bottle you made for keeping calm in stressful situations in your purse.

💖Carry a spell bottle you made for good luck to come your way in your purse.

💖Carry a basil in your wallet to attract money.

💖Carry rose petals in your purse to help bring all kinds of love throughout your day.

💖Wear thyme in your bra to make yourself more alluring.

💖If you curl your hair enchant your curling iron.

💖For simple divination open a book to a random page and read it.

💖Enchant and wear a crystal necklace.

💖Everynight before you go to bed charge your crystal necklace under the moonlight.

💖Stir your tea clockwise to conjure up happiness and health.

💖Stir your tea counterclockwise to banish negativity.

💖Stir your tea for your days intent, while doing this you can chant a few words making a new little spell each day.

💖For your morning tea use sun water.

💖For your bedtime tea use moon water.

💖Try to always have an incense lit in your room for aromatherapy, positive energy, general witchiness, and reducing anxiety.

💖Use essential oil as a perfume.

💖Go for a walk to connect with nature.

💖Read your daily horoscope.

💖Write sigils in your planner.

💖Chew gum, use flavor associations.

💖Text yourself emoji spells when you need a quick boost.

💖Enchant your pen, marker, pencil, etc. Enchant the words you write.

💖Brush your teeth counterclockwise to banish negativity from your day.

💖Whisper a silent greeting to the sun.

💖Play some of your favorite music to invoke spiritual energy.

💖Whisper a “goodnight” to the moon before going to sleep.

💖Energy work, if you have the extra concentration to spare. This can go very quickly and is so versatile.

💖For protection carry a salt packet in your purse.

💖Carry a sugar packet in your purse to sweeten up your day.

💖Try weaving glamours into your foundation, clarity and true-seeing in your mascara, and authority in your lipstick. Red lends power to your words. Pink offers charm.

💖Put an appropriate tarot card in your purse or planner to give you a burst of energy.

💖Keep a Grimoire/BOS on your phone.

💖Wear a crystal to boost your energy while working out at the gym.

💖If you need to take a nap place your crystals under your pillow to charge with you. You need a break to recharge just like your crystals do.

so Nen has weird effects on water and we see with Palm that it also works on coffee and I kinda wish there were more instances in HxH of people accidentally (or intentionally) affecting liquids with their auras

like Leorio decks Ging in the face and in the background the contents of all the Zodiacs’ water bottles turn sunset-orange

the footsteps Melody leaves behind when running in the rain are pastel green for just a split second before they wash away

Kurapika insists that they’re feeling fine but Gon notices little particles of iron starting to swirl around in their glass

Illumi says Killua loves him and suddenly all the drinks in the bar taste like sour candy courtesy of Hisoka

Chrollo gets the news that two of his best friends are dead and all the liquid around him vanishes, down to the very last drop

Zelda Fruit Cake

Yields two 8-inch cakes

The things you’ll need

  • 6 egg yolks
  • 6 egg whites
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup oil
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, oranges, limes, and honeydew melon for decoration
  • 2 large mixing bowls
  • Medium mixing bowl
  • Hand mixer
  • Rubber spatula
  • Two 8-inch cake pans, sprayed and lined
  • Two 8-inch cake boards
  • Offset spatula
  • Cutting board & knife
  • Sweetened whipped cream in a decorating bag with tip cut off
  • Sweetened whipped cream in a decorating bag fitted with #824 tip

Let’s get started!

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together egg yolks, 1 cup sugar, water, oil, vanilla extract, and almond extract.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  4. In another large bowl, beat egg whites until frothy and then slowly add ¼ cup sugar while beating. Once combined, turn beater to high and beat until stiff peaks form.
  5. Mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and then fold in egg whites in three parts.
  6. Pour the batter into cake pans and bake for 35 minutes.
  7. Once cool, level cakes to 1-inch thick.

Let’s get started!

  1. Cut strawberries into 4 equal slices and shingle them onto the top of the cut cake in circles. Pipe whipped cream between the strawberries.
  2. Place the second cake on top, cut side down, and then frost the entire cake in whipped cream. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  3. Cut cakes into 6 slices and decorate cake with 3 rosettes on the edge of the slice. Decorate the top with fruit.
  4. Dah-na-na-na-naaaah! You received the Fruit Cake from Breath of the Wild!

【Non-No Magazine January 2018】 100 answers from BTS - JUNGKOOK’s part

Q1: What’s your childhood dream?
A: In childhood, my dream was to become a badminton player. Then my parents bought me a computer. While playing games, I wanted to get a job that’s to do with eSports.

Q2: How did the members celebrate for your birthday in 2017? 
A: When we were practicing together, the light in the practice room suddenly got turned off. As the door opened, Jimin hyung and Taehyung hyung appeared holding a cake! 

Q3: A moment that you felt you have become an adult?
A: I’m officially 20 years old in September! But I still feel like a child. Uh… Actually, I don’t feel like an adult yet. 

Q4: Then, a moment that you feel you’re still a child?
A: For example, my answers in interviews or m opinions on movies, I’ve seen many comments too. Although it’s the same question, they could think in a deeper perspective. At that time, I feel that my deep thinking is still lacking. 

Q5: Recently, have you felt touched because of a piece of work?
A: Romance movie ‘Love, Rosie’ (2014), it’s sweet but also heartrending. Love stories are so touching.

Q6: Recently, what kind of song are you attempting to make? 
A: I’m trying to make a song with the genre future bass, which I often listen to and Chillstep.

Q7: Your favorite dessert?
A: Among Japanese deserts, my favorite is the soft ‘きなこ餅’ (mochi sprinkled with sweetened soy flour) and it melts as soon it enters your mouth. And the cheesecake that I ate before we came to Non-No’s photoshoot, that was delicious too! 

Q8: How do you take care of such beautiful voice?
A: I don’t really take care of it. I just sing with my original voice that I was born with. 

Q9: Do you have any small habits?
A: I cover my nose when I yawn. I don’t know why I don’t cover my mouth but my nose (laughs). And unconsciously I would touch the short hair on my face. Both were pointed out by the fans.  

Q10: Which BTS song do you think can cheer people up the most?
A: ‘Wings’ which has fast beats. And the original Japanese song 'Crystal Snow’ that’s going to be released in December. When I first heard it, it left an impression which matches with my current sensibility and mood. 

Q11: If you could go out with the members in private?
A: If we have the time, I want to travel to Japan. I want to visit and leisurely walk along the streets in Tokyo. 

Q12: Recently, what are you into?
A: As always, it’s producing!

Q13: Do you have something that you’re especially good at? 
A: You’re not asking what I’m not good at but asking what I’m good at?! (laughs) The specialty that I want to learn is producing, Japanese and singing. I want to improve my Japanese! 

Q14: If you were Santa Claus, what would you want to give to members as presents? 
A: I want to give Namjoon hyung, Hoseok hyung, Jimin hyung and Taehyung hyung clothes that suits their style. For Suga hyung, I’d give him equipment for producing music. And give Jin hyung pet supplies because he’s raising sugar gliders. 


Scan: myheaven0624

To Enchant An Apple

[Painting, Apple by Julian Merrow-Smith]

“Pick your apple

When the Moon

Has waned three days;

Breathe upon

Its green cheek,

Rub it with

A scarlet cloth,


Fire sweet

And fire red,

Warm the heart

And turn the head

Kiss the red half,

Put it later

In another’s hand–

Who holds it

Shall weaken,

Who eats it

Shall be yours.”

– From Crone’s Book of Magical Words, by Valerie Worth

Leatherworking with gremble: Anders round bag tutorial

How2Andersbag, part 1! The whole set is available at my shop, but some DIY-minded people had expressed interest in my method because the construction for round bags can be weird. Once you get the patterning done though, making it doesn’t take any fancy tools at all: awl, hole punch, rivet setter, needle and heavy thread, and you’re good to go.

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hello it’s me again, there’s this musical called “daddy long legs” which if you haven’t heard of it already, go look it up asap

We didn’t just wake up touching this time

Neil is curled up in bed next to Andrew, skating the edge of sleep after an exhaustive practice and the powerful drowsiness that came after Andrew sucked him off once they’d crawled into Andrew’s bed. Andrew is contemplating a cigarette, but that means crawling over Neil, which sounds like effort. So Andrew stares at Neil instead, at the way Neil’s arms slowly wrap around himself as he turns his face into his pillow.

“Why do you always do that?” He asks idly, and he hadn’t realized just how close Neil was to nodding off until Neil jolts back to wakefulness and turns his head slightly to eye Andrew in the near-dark.


“You hold yourself when you fall asleep,” Andrew clarifies. He doesn’t repeat his question, but it hangs there between them, and the longer it’s there, the weightier it feels, because Neil not only doesn’t answer but stops breathing for a few seconds.

Andrew waits patiently and considers his pack of cigarettes on the desk again, now that Neil is awake and would move a bit to let him out of bed easier.

Neil’s arms finally tighten around himself. “Don’t laugh.”

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Poker face

Originally posted by sugagifs

☽Pairing☾ ; Yoongi | Reader

☽Genre☾ ; Angst | Fluff

☽Word Count☾ ; 2k

☽Summary☾ ; Being together with Yoongi as a couple, meant to be showing the affection in private places, to where no one is able to see. But what happens, at a party where Yoongi reaches his limit. 

Invited to the biggest after party at MNET, there was something about the way Yoongi bluntly invited you to come with. There wasn’t anything meaningful in it, at least not in the way he said it.  

“Are you coming with?” Is what his exact words were, when he asked you in front of the boys at their dorm. Getting together to have a casual night talking in the living room, and you couldn’t possibly say ‘no’ to him. Being together for two years, it was like the magic went away when it came to things like this. Even Jimin were curious if you ever shared a loving kiss or holding hands in public, where it was almost a certain 'no’.  

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"Sorry" doesn't sweeten my tea!

So, it has come to my knowledge that Lamar Abrams has apologized for Concrete.

While that is a nice gesture from him, that doesn’t excuse all of the things that happened before. There is also Rebecca Sugar, who is HIGHLY involved on Concrete’s description (that was her handwriting, I guess); she also has to apologize.

But, even if they did felt sorry for that repulsive caricature, it’s still bullshit.

“Sorry” doesn’t excuse the fact that Garnet, Amethyst and Connie are written in such a lousy manner.

“Sorry” doesn’t excuse the fact that Bismuth was demonized since the very beginning.

“Sorry” doesn’t excuse the fact that the Rubies are written as dumb and naive.

“Sorry” doesn’t excuse the fact that CrystalGem!Ruby is written as ill-tempered and destructive.

“Sorry” doesn’t excuse the fact that the zoomans were seen as “hot” and “childlike”.

The damage is already done. You just can’t un-crack an egg. It’s impossible to turn back now.

Long Story Short: It’s too late to apologize, you guys still are racist assholes to me, and SU should be CANCELLED.

Centering Tea
To ground yourself and strengthen your energy before spellwork.

Needed Materials:
☕Black Tea- For Grounding☕
🌿Cinnamon- For Strength and Calm🌿
🌿Allspice- For Strength🌿
🍬Sweetener of Choice- For non-bitter tea🍬

Casting Instruction:
Brew the black tea alone. Put the brewed black tea in your cup. Put the sweetener in as well. Sprinkle first the cinnamon with your right hand, while saying:
“Cinnamon, It effects may I see,
Shall be of strength and tranquility”
Clean your fingers and then take a pinch of allspice. Sprinkle the allspice in the tea while saying:
“Allspice, Hearty and strong, 
your effects shall be in the tea as they belong”
Stir the tea clockwise while saying:
“May the affects place in this tea,
shall be taken and absorbed into me”
Drink the entire cup of tea before doing spellwork.

yoongi scenario | third time’s a charm

Originally posted by my-eccentric-mind

prompt: There is a lockdown drill that’s lasting a really long time so we’re stuck in a dark room crammed under a desk together. Wanna talk about our feelings now?

pairing: yoongi x reader

requested by anon | 2.3k words | fluff, mild angst (maybe?)

Two times you tried and failed to confess to Min Yoongi.

But third time’s a charm.

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