the very best of the stone roses

SISTER SIGNS AS I SEE THEM

ARIES-LIBRA:Aka everyone’s favorite pair,the best balance between beauty and conflict,one is the gold crown and the other is the sparkling gem stone embellishing it,the creator-destroyer pair,the fire tornado of astrology,super loyal and protective towards each other.

TAURUS-SCORPIO:The embodiment of the pleasing seasons:spring&fall,very intense relationships full of love,really keen on keeping each other happy,royal blood running through their veins,one is the the rose the other is the thron,their bond will never truly disappear

GEMINI-SAGITTARIUS:The diamonds that glitter beautifully and break glass,meditate together while listening to nature sounds,one is the arrow the other is the red target point,have the grace of old school swing dancers,the most beautiful song players,one is the ocean the other is the wind

CANCER-CAPRICORN:The most wonderful parents,the stoic couple that will survive every battle,one is the timeless wooden box and the other is the haunted treasure,fairies with star sparks in their hair,the sweet scent of old perfume bottles in their palms,give the best kisses

LEO-AQUARIUS:The Gods drinking ambrosia on the white clouds,always wear nice fabrics that fit well,one is the candle light and one is the butterfly orbiting around it,have and impressive old book collection,feel at home on old wooden stages that crack under their feet,the stars that attract us towards them

VIRGO-PISCES:The glamorous rebel pair that don’t care about your opinion,one is the crystal glass the other is the cold pink champagne inside it,their skin makes them look like sculptures in moonlight,can almost physically music notes at concerts,put daisies in each other’s hair,the embodiment of the lovely new year’s kiss

How I'd Personally Rewrite all The Characters

Steven is basically his season 1 self: Naive but wise, a sweet boy who’s doing his best to understand all these complex things but sometimes oversimplifies things and fails miserably at his task. He doesn’t get a handle on his powers so quickly and he learns that there’s no shame in asking for help.

Garnet is also her season one self, but instead of being super stone cold, she tries her best to hide her emotions but sometimes breaks down. She’s trying to be everyone’s rock and keep the group together, but she forgets that she has her weaknesses too and sometimes just needs to be comforted. Ruby and Sapphire have better personalities outside of Small Angry™ and Cold Elegant™. Ruby is actually the more empathetic one who is really very sweet, and Sapphire is sweet too but she has trouble understanding how people might feel (as seen in Keystone Motel).

Amethyst is mostly the same, but she has issues outside of being defective. She feels left out among the gems because she wasn’t there for the war, she joined everyone really late and doesn’t know much about being a gem. She misses the bond she could have had with her fellow rebels, and as soon as she meets the Famethyst, she argues that they should take them back to Earth. (Plus her sloppiness is taken down a notch or two– having the fat character be extremely lazy and disorganized while the skinny characters are elegant and pretty is fatphobic)

Bismuth is exactly the same; she’s really well written and I love her. I made a post before about how she’s unbubbled immediately and goes to travel earth for awhile to think about what happened and try to calm down. That’s her story and maybe she gets a spinoff about her adventures.

Pearl is less abusive, more like a mother who tries her best to be a good mom but is often misguided because she doesn’t know what she’s doing and Garnet and Ame usually step in to help. She misses Rose but she has issues outside of her dead pink girlfriend and/or being just a pearl. She has problems with perfectionism and will absolutely push herself to be perfect and not allow herself to mess up. (Give me Pearl with OCD, honestly).

Peridot is a mixture of her pre-redemption self and redemption arc self. She’s brilliant and can be stone cold but is also very easily flustered. She can be very tactless and say things that come off as rude, but it’s not out of maliciousness. She’s curious and speaks her mind often. She has a quick temper but it’s not played for laughs– instead it’s more heartbreaking because she’ll tear up in frustration over not being able to understand. She wants to understand and know things because she wants to be good, but certain concepts are hard for her to grasp.

Lapis is… Well, let’s be real, there’s not much to start with. I’d make her super humorous and silly, but also melodramatic with a persecution complex. She constantly thinks gems are out to get her and takes things very personally. It takes her awhile to learn to trust others, and let go of some unhealthy coping mechanisms. She eventually learns to let loose and especially bonds with Amethyst over their shared sense of humor.

Jasper’s personality would be the same as her canon self, but her story would be different. Instead of Lapis dragging her to the ocean and her being tortured, she tells Lapis that the crystal gems are probably just going to bubble them both and that they’ll never be free. That they can only do this together. Lapis believes her, they fuse, but instead of fighting them, Lapis takes control and they fly away. Both dislike each other, but are too afraid of being hurt to unfuse. It’s a toxic relationship but not really an abusive one (they’re not the same thing. You need a power imbalance for there to be an abuser, and there can only be one abuser in a relationship). Jasper and Lapis both feel like they’re stronger together, and despite not getting along, they both make the decision to fight the crystal gems. During the Malachite arc, there’s a fight with Alexandrite and it’s a stalemate, and Steven actually convinces Lapis to unfuse, reaching her through Malachite. Lapis unfuses with Jasper and Jasper runs off. Her arc mostly plays out the same way, but Steven fights to heal her during the corruption scene. She gives up on fighting them, but doesn’t join them either and instead occasionally shows up to help with a monster or something, sort of being an anti-hero. She’s good at calming the corruptions down and knows how to reach out to them since she worked with them in her army. Maybe she and Bismuth even meet up for an episode and work together to help some monsters.

The Ruby squad doesn’t change much, but instead of rotting in space they show up as Team Rocket-esque villains who torment the Crystal Gems with a kinda, punch first, ask questions later personality. The CGs have no idea what they want until they reveal they’re looking for Jasper and when they’re told that the CGs don’t know, they give up and search for Jasper on their own. They get some cute episodes about their quests.

Yellow and Blue diamond aren’t really leaders– they’re just puppets for white diamond. Blue is devastated after the rebellion and the loss of Pink, and thinks that they need to go against White (who is kind of their abusive mom). Blue is also less pissy with Ruby and Sapphire– they’re brought in front of WD and she demands the shattering. Yellow is more terrified of what would happen if they went against WD and “what’s the use in feeling blue” is more about convincing her to stop her insubordination. WD hates PD and sees her as a failure, so she wants evidence that she existed to be eradicated.

Idk just thoughts

The Canine Chronicles: Hellhounds

Overview:

Hellhounds: One of the most infamous species of hounds, everyone has heard of them even if they don’t work with them. Every culture has a version of them and generally they are seen in a negative light (unless you are a witch or do spirit work). Hellhounds are often associated with Cerberus and death, and since a lot of people fear death, they fear the hounds of death as well.

Appearance:

Hellhounds tend to vary vastly in their appearance, from height and build, to eyes and fur. Basically what I’m saying is there is no way to pinpoint a hellhound ‘by the book’. I work with three different types of hounds and they all are vastly different. One thing they all have in common is the ability to take a more human form and to take on a larger form from their normal one.

Abilities:

Hellhounds were made for battle, for struggling people, and tactical kills. They are in no way someones pet and they are probably the best fighting hound spirit I work with. They have different talents of course, but in general they are very aggressive protectors, guides, and friends. They have the ability to manipulate fire and they do not get burned from it. They can also move silently, making tracking a breeze. If bit by one the wound burns until treated, however it doesn’t cauterize.

Associations:

Colors- Red, Orange, Yellow, Gold, Black, Silver, Copper, Iron

Plants- Dogwood, Roses, Thistle, Blackthorn, Oak, Pine

Stones- Carnelian, Hematite, Red Jasper, Lava Stone, Amethyst, Obsidian

Smells- Cedar, Sandalwood, Smoke, Cigarettes, Campfire

Books About  Trans Men and Transition

I have tried to collect a comprehensive list of both fiction and non-fiction books that are about trans men or have trans men in them. Despite a lot of research I’m sure I have missed some. If you know of a book that should be on the list please let me know. As a disclaimer I have not read all of these books and cannot speak to how well or poorly they represent trans men. 

Fiction 

A Boy Like Me by Jennie Wood

Albert Nobbs by George Moore

Beautiful Music for Ugly Children by Kirstin Cronn-Mills

Becoming Alec by Darwin S. Ward 

Busy by Elio Knox

Chasing Death Metal Dreams by Kaje Harper 

F2M: The Boy Within by Hazel Edwards and Ryan Kennedy 

Holding Still for as Long as Possible by Zoe Whittall 

I am J by Cris Beam 

I Know Very Well How I Got My Name by Elliot DeLine

If We Shadows by D.E Atwood

Lost Boi by Sassafras Lowry 

Morgan in the Mirror by C.C. Saint-Clair

Parrot Fish by Ellen Wittlinger 

Portside by Elyan Smith

Refuse by Elliot DeLine

Sacred Country by Rose Tremain 

Something Beautiful by Andrew Jericho 

Some of the Parts by T. Cooper

Stone Butch Blues: A Novel by Leslie Feinberg 

The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson

The Best Boy Every Made by Rachel Eliason

The Collection: Short Fiction from the Transgender Vanguard edited by Tom Leger and Riley MacLeod 

Transparency by Ethan Stone and Sara York

Trumpet by Jackie Kay

Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan 

Wandering Son by Takako Shimura 

Where No One Knows by Jo Ramsey 

Non-Fiction: General 

Balancing on the Mechitza: Transgender in Jewish Community by Noach Dzmura 

Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out by Susan Kuklin 

Blue Water Dreams by Dena Hankins 

Body Alchemy: Transsexual Portraits by Loren Cameron 

Female-to-Male Transgender People’s Experiences in Australia: A National Study by Tiffany Jones, Andrea del Pozo de Bolger, Tinashe Dune, Amy Lykins, and Gail Hawkes 

Finding Masculinity: Female to Male Transition in Adulthood edited by Alexander Walker and Emmett J.P. Lundberg

From the Inside Out: Radical Gender Transformation, FtM and Beyond edited by Morty Diamond

FTM: Female-to-Male Transsexuals in Society by Aaron Devor

How Beautiful the Ordinary: Twelve Stories of Identity edited by Michael Cart

In a Queer Time and Place: Transgender Bodies, Subcultural Lives by J. Jack Halberstam 

Just One of the Guys?: Transgender Men and the Persistence of Gender Inequality by Kristen Schilt

Letters to my Brothers: Transitional Wisdom in Retrospect edited by Megan M. Rohrer

Manning Up: Transsexual Men on Finding Brotherhood, Family, and Themselves edited by Zander Keig & Mitch Kellaway

Self-Made Men: Identity and Embodiment among Transsexual Men by Henry Rubin 

Sex Changes: The Politics of Transgenderism by Patrick Califia-Rice 

Sons of the Movement: FtMs Risking Incoherence on a Post-Queer Cultural Landscape by Jean Bobby Noble

The Nearest Exit May Be Behind You by S. Bear Bergman 

The Other Me by Suzanne van Rooyen 

The Transgender Men’s Guide to Life: Coming Out and Socially Transitioning Towards Your True Gender by Leo Castana 

The Transgender Men’s Guide to Life: Decision-Making and Goal-Setting white Transitioning Towards Your True Gender by Leo Castana

The Transgender Men’s Guide to Life: Overcoming Doubt and Negative Thoughts to Begin Transitioning Towards Your True Gender by Leo Castana

Transition and Beyond: Observations on Gender Identity by Reid Vanderburgh 

Trans/Portraits: Voices by Transgender Communities edited by Jackson Wright Shultz 

Transmen and FTMs: Identities, Bodies, Genders and Sexualities by Jason Cromwell

Transitioning Female-to-Male in Australia by Craig Andrews

Non-Fiction: Memoirs & Autobiographies 

A Self Made Man: The Story of a Man Born in a Woman’s Body by Paul Hewitt

Becoming a Visible Man by Jamison Green

Being by Zach Ellis

Both Sides Now: One Man’s Journey Through Womanhood by Dhillon Khosla 

Bumbling into Body Hair: A Transsexual’s Memoir by Everett Maroon 

Dear Sir or Madam by Mark Nicholas Alban Rees 

Emergence: A Transsexual Autobiography by Mario Martino 

In from the Wilderness: Sherman by David E. Weekly 

Labor of Love: The Story of One Man’s Extraordinary Pregnancy by Thomas Beatie 

Just Add Hormones: An Insider’s Guide to the Transsexual Experience by Matt Kailey

Nina Here nor There: My Journey Beyond Gender by Nick Krieger 

Paralian: Not Just Transgender by Liam Klenk 

Real Man Adventures by T. Cooper 

Second Son: Transitioning Toward My Destiny, Love and Life by Ryan Sallans

Some Assembly Requires: The Not-So-Secret Life of a Transgender Teen by Arin Andrews 

Teeny Weenies and Other Short Subjects by Matt Kailey 

The Making of a Man: Notes on Transsexuality by Maxim Februari 

The Testosterone Files: My Hormonal and Social Transition from Female to Male by Max Wolf Valerio

Thoughts Through Transition: The Writings of a Mentor by Sir Ledonvito 

Transition: The Story of How I Became a Man by Chaz Bono

Transman - Bitesize: The Story of a Woman who Became a Man by Rico Paris

Two Truths and a Lie by Scott Turned Schofield 

What Took You So Long? A Girl’s Journey into Mahood by Raymond Thompson

Non-Fiction: Medical Transition 

Hung Jury: Testimonies of Genital Surgery by Transsexual Men edited by Trystan T. Cotton

Masculinizing Hormonal Therapy For the Female to Male Transgendered by Sheila Kirk

Medical Therapy and Health Maintenance for Transgender Men by R. Gorton, J. Buth, and D. Spade. 

The Phallus Palace: Female to Male Transsexuals by Dean Kotula 

Non-Fiction: Family and Relationships 

Gendered Hearts: Transgendered, Transsexual and Gender Variant Writers on Sex, Love, and Relationships edited by Morty Diamond 

The Gender Trap: The Moving Autobiography of Chris and Cathy the World’s First Known Transsexual Parents by Chris Johnson and Cathy Brown

Trans Forming Families: Real Stories about Transgendered Love Ones by Mary Boenke 

The Transgender Child: A Handbook for Families and Professionals by Stephanie Brill and Rachel Pepper

Trans/Love: Radical Sex, Love & Relationships Beyond the Gender Binary edited by Morty Diamond 

Queerly Beloved: A Love Story Across Genders by Diane and Jacob Anderson-Minshall 

What Becomes You by Aaron Raz-Link and Hilda Raz 

Non-Fiction: Trans History 

A Strange Sort of Being: The Transgender Life of Lucy Anne/Joseph Israel Lobdell, 1829-1912 by Bambi L. Lobdell 

Charley’s Choice: The Life and Times of Charley Parkhurst by Fern J. Hill 

From Female to Male: The Life of Jack Bee Garland by Louis Sullivan 

Michael nee Laura: The Story of the World’s First Female to Male Transsexual by Liz Hodgkinson. 

Suits Me: The Double Life of Billy Tipton by Diane Wood Middlebrook

The First Man-Made Man: Love Story of Two Sex Changes, One Love Affair, and a Twentieth-century Medical Revolution by Pagan Kennedy 

knightxxxxx-deactivated20170925  asked:

Hey girl! I have a question for you: so far I only have one crystal that's actually charging now in moonlight on my windowsill. I wanted to ask about charging them. Should different crystals be charged differently or would they all work under the moon? Thanks so much 🏹💖

hi, angelface! <3 crystals can be charged in many ways! i personally choose to charge all of mine underneath the full moon when i feel like they need a cleanse, but this is a totally optional method. :,) 

some witches like their crystals to be “earth charged,” and will keep them near a certain plant/plants, or even buried in soil for a little while! i sometimes like to keep my smaller ones near the roots of some flowers or close to a succulent. X) 

another method is purification by salt. this is a very common practice, due to its simplicity. i usually just place mine in a small dish filled with salt, but you can also cleanse them with saltwater (rinsing with regular water afterwards), or placing them in a salt circle for as long as you feel they need to be. <3 of course, double check to make sure that salt won’t damage the type of crystal you wish to cleanse beforehand! xx

cleansing through smoke is a popular choice, too. try burning a stick of incense, sage, or palo santo, and gently swirling the smoke around the crystal you feel needs recharging. picture the smoke removing any bad energies built up, purifying them back to a clean and fresh state. feel free to choose an incense scent that correlates, too - if you’re charging your rose quartz, for example, try using rose incense to encourage those extra-loving energies. something that goes hand in hand with smoke cleansing is meditation. sit cross-legged before some candles or burning incense/sage/palo santo, holding your stone in your hand. close your eyes, and visualize your intent flowing into the crystal. stay focused by repeating a mantra, making sure to direct specific emotions and powers you want your stone to channel. ~

i am hoping that this was some sound advice for you! ^~^ best of luck, and you’re very welcome! ✨💫🌙x

spell jar for focused creativity

here is what you’ll need:

  • a jar! 
  • sand; for focus and organisation (use beach sand if possible, or at least very fine sand)
  • clear quartz point; for focus, energy and direction
  • citrine; for creativity and positivity
  • tiger’s eye; for motivation and concentration
  • dried rose petals; for inspiration and passion (could also use rosebuds)

how much of each thing you put in is going to depend on the size of your jar. you want it to be about half full of sand but not so much that you can’t easily see anything else. add half as many rose petals as there is sand. for the stones you can use one of each or lots of smaller crystals but whatever you use make sure you can see them amongst the sand and petals. combine the ingredients (?) in whatever order seems best to you (i like to say what each part is for as i add it). you can seal the jar if you want but it works very nicely if you can take the lid off and touch the things inside sometimes! keep it on your desk/creative space and when you need a creative boost this is where you’re gonna get it from. turn it over, shake it, get the stones out and feel them in your palm, watch how the light comes through the glass and reflects on the crystals. talk to the jar, hold it in your hands. this jar is like a little friend that can guide you in the right direction, but only if you pay it some attention once in a while!

reeferdaddy  asked:

If I buy a crystal pipe, which is best to have?

I dont own any yet and you do have to be careful when heating crystals too much and inhaling ive read (doubt youre blow torching it tho) so my best advice is to start simple like when you first start collecting crystals in general and go with a rose quartz maybe? To me weed + love goes hand and hand due to the medicinal properties so imo thats what id pick as well as amethyst! Its the most well known for a reason for emotional balence but the only thing is it helps with sobriety (the name is literally greek for “not drunken”) sooo idk if it mixes well lmao. Maybe a flourite?? To me its very close to amethyst. Citrine would be great to attract happiness and its a merchant/prosperity stone next to aventurine so you can bring back some of the money you spend on flower 😂
Black tourmaline/obsidion/onyx/smokey quartz would be great if youre smoking to relieve stress and ground mainly!!!!!!
I guess just research the safest to heat up, and follow your intuition!! 🔮✨

Theorizing: What’s the deal with the Lighthouse Gem?

In the episode ‘Horror Club’, Steven manages to find and bubble a Gem all on his own. As far as episodes go, it has several main purposes. It let’s Steven show some of his skills away from the rest of the Gem’s, demonstrating how his combat abilities, magic and empathy have grown. It fleshes out some backstory for Lars and Ronaldo, and let’s some different characters interact. And it’s also just a really fun Halloween-ish romp.

But in true SU style, I think that the episode also is subtly setting up for future plot. Because there’s a lot of stuff about the lighthouse Gem which seems very odd.

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TBH I don’t now why I deiced to make these, but I loved making them. I’m going to be making more all MMFD related.

1. Kesters quote

2. Wonderwall lyrics

3. Rae’s doodle

4. The Stone Roses ‘I Wanna Be Adored’ (Please don’t laugh at it I tired my very best to recreate it on my own)

5. Rae’s quote

6.Rae’s doodle  

Little Things, 40

~1000 words a day. Unbeta’d. Ten/Rose. College/Uni/Roommates AU. Previous chapters here.


It was time for action.

“Dad,” she said over the line, “Stop ringing John up - he’s not your guinea pig!”

“He volunteered, sweetheart. Besides, he’s getting free drinks out of it!”

“You’re making him sick!”

“Rose,” said her father, sounding hurt.

Firmly, she repeated, “Leave him alone, Dad.”

“But how else am I going to get to see him? You barely visit us!”

Rose stared at her mobile, disgusted. Had everyone in her family fallen head over heels for John? Tony apparently worshiped the ground he walked on now, thanks to multiple visits and a toy dinosaur gift on each occasion. Jackie was constantly texting Rose, asking her how that handsome boyfriend of hers was doing, and now her father - the one person who hadn’t seemed impressed - was complaining about not getting to spend time with him. The world had gone mad. Mad, mad, mad.

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I have been getting a lot of people asking about the new headbands Camelia Rose is carrying, so I figured I would make a headband master post with info about them. 

Olivia (top) - This headband comes in AB and clear rhinestones in two different sizes. The small one is ideal for dancers that want a subtle addition to a bun wig look. The larger version has a similar effect as a barrel headband and looks great with bun or full wigs. Both can easily be stacked with other tiaras. 

Madeline (top left) - A beautiful arrangement of AB teardrop rhinestones that looks great with buns, younger dancers, or dancers with a full wig that don’t want a large tiara. It stacks really well with the Olivia band (like Karaleigh wore). 

Keeva (top right) - Smallest of the new headbands and was made primarily for younger dancers, but also looks great stacked on the Olivia for a taller look. The rhinestones on this tiara are smaller, creating a cute, dainty piece. 

Roisin (bottom left) - Similar feel as the Rosey headband we released at Worlds, but slightly smaller and a different arrangement of rhinestones. This tiara creates a very elegant effect for buns or full wigs. 

Brogan (bottom right) - A few years ago we made a headband named the Brogan that had a very similar look to this one, but it came to points instead of rounded off. This one looks great with full wigs or dancers wearing a bun that want to really catch the eye. 

Double Orla (bottom) - Our best selling Orla headband now comes in AB, clear, red, and blue in both the single and double versions. 

All of these headbands are made on a lightweight, foam backing. Unlike the metal tiaras, the stones do not pop out and weigh significantly less. 

anonymous asked:

What do you think about writing action scenes? Say two characters were to have a battle, would you right all the actions they do? Or does that sounds stupid?

A play by play would get very boring, very fast. The very best action scenes make you feel like you’re seeing everything go down by giving you the “highlight reel” and including transitions that allow you to guess at what’s happening in the middle parts. 

I’ll bold the transitional/summation parts in black so you can see what I mean.

Terese rolled out of the way just as the wall tumbled down. Clouds of dust rose up all around her, and she used the cover to find the dagger that she had dropped. Footsteps echoed on the stone floor and she could hear Devon’s laughter all around her like a spectral chorus.

Terese held the dagger in front of her and continued to move, saying a silent prayer to the gods when she spotted rays of light streaming in nearby. She had just managed to make it out onto the ledge when Devon’s hand reached through the window after her. She grabbed hold, telling herself not to let go whatever may happen next. Then as she pulled him towards her she sunk the dagger into his heart. There was just enough time to see the strange puzzled look on his face before he began to fall. 

Later, when she thought about what happened, she would be happy he had enough time to realize he had failed before dying. But there was no time for that just then. She had to escape. 

Essentially, the bolded parts tell what a character is doing and give you enough to form a picture of what’s happening (on her side as well as his) without it being a strict play-by-play.