the world laughs at us

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happy birthday to our dearest jungkook!
thank you for being you 

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Alone is what I have. Alone protects me.

- “No, friends protect people.”

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Making History | 1.01

Leighton Meester as Deborah Revere

cvvtx  asked:

Hi! This is really random but I bumped into one of your posts and I've ALWAYS been interested in witchcraft since I was really young. Recently I keep thinking about it and stuff but idk where to begin. I was wondering if you could tell me?:)

Sure, I’ll try my best! I do have a beginner tag where you can find this original post, but I’m going to copy and paste the majority of it for the purpose of this ask.

“I’m going to start off with three things you should consider before deciding to be a witch. These are not necessary, but are suggestions.

One - What is your primary goal or what you want to achieve from becoming a witch? If you are just interested in it for the aesthetic, or because you think it will make you look cool, I would reconsider the reason behind your interest. This isn’t to say that people haven’t come to witchcraft this way and have been successful, but it may take you longer to grow into. Something else to consider is that having this identity can be dangerous depending on your location and situation. Those that dress as witches for the aesthetic are probably not trying to be harmful, but can sometimes cause a false sense of belonging to those that are practicing witches. (I asked a girl once if she was a witch because she wore a pentacle and I was looking for a local friend and she laughed at me.) Being a witch is often lonely and kept as a personal identification.

Two - Witchcraft can be happy and sunshine and rainbows, but at it’s base it is not something to laugh about. Witchcraft is about using the world around you and bending it to your will. That is a huge responsibility to have on your shoulders, as what you do can often affect others around you, whether you mean it or not. You have to be able to accept that witchcraft means work, responsibility and dedication. It is not a toy.

Three - Not everything you see is up for grabs when it comes to magical practices. There is (yes, there is) such a thing as Cultural Appropriation and it is a harmful thing to spread and practice. I’ll leave you more information on this later, but the point is that not all practices and paths are open for you to explore. You need to be able to look at everything objectively and do research and ask questions. Where does this practice come from? Who started it? What culture is it from? More often than not, when you engage in these types of practices, you are not even getting the original information. Why would you want to so something that is just a half-assed version? It’s disrespectful and harmful to the actual, living people of color (POC) that still practice the original forms of magic or ideology that so easily gets passed off as “ancient and mystical” when it is really just a white-washed version.

Some other tidbits to keep in mind.

Magic is not black and/or white. It is a neutral force that you bend to your intentions. Calling “good” magic white, and “bad” magic black only propagates racial inequality and the subliminal message that POC are evil.

You don’t have to be Wiccan to be a witch. Wicca is a religion/cult/practice where members worship the god and goddess, revere nature and often use magic in order to supplement worship. They follow The Rede and the Three-Fold Law. Most of what you will see on Tumblr is actually Neo-Wicca, which does not require a practitioner to be initiated into a group by way of a Priestess or otherwise. Wicca is an initiatory cult. Neo-Wicca is based off of Wiccan teachings, and often allows the practitioner to be solitary.

You can follow a religion (any) or you can not follow a religion. Witchcraft can be viewed as a religion on its own, but generally speaking it is a practice that can be blended with religion or not.

Witchcraft does not equal Satanism - as Satanism has many forms and ideologies it branches to as well, some not even involving magic.

You don’t have to be pagan or worship any deities to be a witch.

You don’t need to be white to be a witch. (I’ve been asked this!!!)

You don’t need to be straight to be a witch.

You don’t need to be able-bodied to be a witch.

You don’t need crystals.

You don’t need fancy tools.

You don’t need to read Tarot.

You don’t need an Ouija board.

You don’t need to communicate with spirits.

You don’t need a familiar.

You don’t have a spirit animal unless you are Native American and studying in a tribe. (Please read this post)

Smudging is also NA, see above. Please refer to it as smoke cleansing.

You can curse.

You can choose not to curse.

You don’t have to practice every day.

You can take extended breaks.

You don’t even have to call yourself a witch! Witch is a gender neutral term, but some feel uncomfortable using it because of its feminine history. You could use Wix, sorcerer(ess), magician, practitioner, cunning man/woman, etc. You don’t even need a title at all.

You don’t need a magical name unless you want one.

I’m sure I’m forgetting something along the way, but the bottom line is that whatever you choose to do, you are valid. All you need is yourself and the drive to learn and practice, whatever that may mean to you. There is no right or wrong way to be a witch, unless you are doing something that is harmful to oppressed cultures and people.”

Reading Material

Mostly, I’ll be using my tags for this, so that you can peruse as you wish!

Beginner Witch Masterpost - via @magic-for-the-masses

Witchy Masterposts - everything you’ll ever need, especially for beginner ideas like energy work and visualization.

Types of Witches Masterpost - to help you narrow down your focus on your path if you feel necessary!

Cultural Appropriation in Witchcraft - can get a bit heated, so take that into consideration.

Deities - offerings and masterposts of pantheons

Witch Tips - beginner friendly tips

Spoonie Witchcraft - beginner friendly and good for low energy work

Books - PDFs and book references for purchase

Astrology - fun stuff mostly and some informational posts

Herbs - associations and precautions

Tea - witchy essential

Coffee - also a witchy essential

Bath Magic - beginner friendly

Sigils - low energy and beginner friendly

Crystals - lots of pictures, some informational posts and precautions.

Curses - if you dare

Kitchen Witchcraft

Moon Magic

Storm Witchcraft

Tarot Tips - side blog

Other Divination

Anything else you are welcome to search on my blog by typing in torque-witch.tumblr.com/search/(enter word here) or you can visit my FAQ for more information.

Blog Recommendations

Witchcraft

@breelandwalker

@badoccultadvice

@belladonnaswitchblog

@cunningcelt

@cosmic-witch

@cxnnxr-slxan

@da-at-ass

@death-witch-envy

@frankiezaltar

@hellboundwitch

@hylianshrinemaiden

@herbalburbal

@ioqayin

@intuitive-witch

@littledoomwitch

@magic-for-the-masses

@magicianmew

@nightkunoichi

@nerdywitchmomma

@orriculum

@oldmotherredcap

@phoenix-fire-witchcraft

@potato-witch

@qedavathegrey

@recreationalwitchcraft

@rainy-day-witchcraft

@rootandrock

@stormbornwitch

@stormwaterwitch

@spellboundwitchcraft

@thewitchexchange

@themoonmysteries

@thekitchenapothecary

@upthewitchypunx

@unmaskingthedivine

@visardistofelphame

@witchy-words

@witchy-woman

@wheelchairwitch

Divination

@a-lavender-moon

@alethiomancer

@afoolsgrace

@coffeeandtarot

@deathandtarot

@followthewindreadings

@intuitive-rose

@limoniume

@loganscove

@moondusttarot

@queenofchalices

@ravenmagill

@swampseer

@tarot-dreams

@tarot-cards-and-tea


Some of these blogs do overlap with witchcraft and divination, but these are people I follow and respect. If you have any questions please feel free to send me and ask or message me! That goes for anyone :)

  • *221B*
  • Sherlock: *sitting in his chair*
  • Rosamund: *sitting in his lap; frowning at a photo* What am I looking at, Uncle Sherlock?
  • Sherlock: *smiles* My baby *points* that's the head, see?
  • Rosamund: *fascinated* Wooow...all those squiggly lines are a person?
  • Sherlock: *chuckles* Yes.
  • Rosamund: Your person.
  • Sherlock: *nods* Yup. And your Aunt Molly's.
  • Rosamund: *giggles* It's funny.
  • Sherlock: Hmm?
  • Rosamund: *still laughing* Aunt Molly has a person in her. How did you put it there?
  • Sherlock: *snorts* Oh, no *lifts her and stands* I'm not having that conversation for another twenty five years.
  • Molly: *enters; grinning* Hello.
  • Rosamund: *happily* Aunt Molly! *runs over; hugs her, whispers* hello, little person.
  • Molly: *smiles* You told her, then?
  • Sherlock: *nods* Oh, yes *pats Rosie's head* you're going to be a godcousin, aren't you?
  • Rosamund: *excited* Uh-huh.
  • Molly: *giggles* Is that so?
  • Sherlock: *nudges Rosie* Pyjamas, young lady. I'll be in soon.
  • Rosamund: *sighs* Okay, Uncle Sherlock. Night Aunt, Molly. Night, little person *runs off*
  • Molly: *calls* Night, Rosie *hugs Sherlock* I'm glad she took it well.
  • Sherlock: *kisses the top of her head* Mmm *pauses* John has some questions to answer, though.
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This guy deserves the whole world in my opinion. He’s there every day to make us laugh, feel better or just for us to have someone. This guy spends so much just for us. And I’m not just talking about money. In a way he even gave up his freedom and I know that that’s his own choice but let me tell you HE DOESN’T DESERVE THIS.

I don’t really know what we can do to help him but please everyone SHOW HIM YOUR SUPPORT! He needs it now more than ever and I don’t care if it’s a dm, a comment on a picture, a comment on a video, a tweet or whatever. Just let him know that we are there for him and that we will do anything to support him and to make sure that he can keep making videos. Please just make sure that he notices how much his fans love and adore him and can’t live without him. Because honestly guys CALLUX IS AN AMAZING PERSON

anonymous asked:

how would UF, UT, and US Sans and US Papyrus handle an S/O who normally has like a regular, cute laugh, but one day something makes the S/O legitimately snort, like the super embarrassing kind, and gets super embarrassed and blushy because oh my god did I seriously just snort in front of him dear god why

* When I’m really laughing hard, I will always snort


UT!Sans

He thinks it’s super cute and will try to get them to laugh again, just to hear it. He hates it when people are embarrassed by their own laughter. Like, that’s your happy sound??????? Why don’t you like your happy sound??????? He won’t mention it outside of occasionally saying he finds it cute because he doesn’t want to make them self-conscious over that laughter. But he makes it his new mission to get his S/O to laugh this hard as much as he can, even if they’re ashamed of their snorting laughter.

UF!Sans

He’d straight up laugh at his S/O’s sudden snort. He finds it adorable but of course he can’t tell them that, so he ends up lightly teasing them about it. The more embarrassed they are, the cuter it is. He loves making them blush. He’ll also try to make them snort-laugh as much as he can, if only so he can have fun teasing them playfully. Watch out though, he isn’t the best at knowing when he’s gone too far. If his S/O is a sensitive person, he might end up making them genuinely upset with his teasing. 

US!Sans

He’s really surprised by his S/O’s snorting laughter, then gets upset with the fact that they’re embarrassed by it and dislike it. He thinks it’s the cutest sound in the world. Just the fact that it’s a sound they make when they’re happy makes it one of his favourite sounds. He’ll try his best to reassure them that it’s fine and he thinks it’s cute and he loves it. But his extreme reassuring might have the opposite effect and cause embarrassment anyways.

US!Pap

He teases them lightly at first, booping their nose and pulling them close while he does so. But when he realises his S/O is genuinely embarrassed and insecure about their ugly snort, he decides he needs to fix that. Because firstly, no one should be made upset by the expression of their joy. And secondly, it’s cute. And thirdly, he wants his S/O to just be themselves and honestly let loose with no self consciousness when they’re with him. He tickles them mercilessly until they’re snort-laughing all over the place and will only stop when he makes them say their snorts are cute.

bbc.com
Man killed wife on cruise ship for 'laughing' at him - BBC News
The woman was found dead in the cabin the couple were sharing on a cruise ship.

The literal example of “Men are afraid of Women laughing at them, Women are afraid of Men killing them.”


You think we exaggerate…first world, third world. We need feminism.

PSA for Fanfic lovers:

There are so many creative geniuses out there. I truly mean it. 

Writers: You don’t have to be told that writing is hard. But it’s also addicting. Your head gets full of ideas, plots lines and character bios. Do you have any idea how wonderful you are? You create worlds. Characters. You can make us laugh. You can make us cry. And you can make us believe in love. You give us an escape from real life. You are powerful. And you keep us all coming back for more. 

Artists: You take a blank canvas or paper (etc) and turn them into stunning works of art that tells stories themselves. Some are so lifelike, you think they are real enough to touch. To look at art and see the creativity and uniqueness, I truly applaud you for making something out of nothing. Which is what you do. You see in your mind what you want to make, and you do it. That blank canvas becomes something that your mind cooked up!!! That is just…. amazing. 

But I see so many of you get discouraged because lack of feedback. I’ve seen writers and artist’s quit because they think that no one notices their work. 

That’s not the truth though. People do notice your work, they do read your fics. What they don’t always do is reblog. Or comment. Or send asks in praising your work or even like what you made. 

But they need to

Readers: comments, likes, asks and reblogs are the bread and butter to a writer. And to artists. They create all these wonderful works of art, and they share them with us. So like, comment, reblog and recommend. Send asks in praising their work. Let them know how much you enjoyed what they shared with us. 

And do not ever ever ever steal or take credit for someone’s hard work!!!!! That is not right at all. Do not steal what someone worked so hard to create!!!! 

Writers and artists: Don’t be discouraged and don’t quit doing what you love. Continuing writing and creating your masterpieces. Because the world would be a lot duller without them.

This goes out to all writers and artists. To every fandom. You keep those creative juices flowing. 

@chaos-and-the-calm67 @kazchester-fanfiction @theimaginesyouneveraskedfor @fizzy-custard @the-queen-of-hades @averil-of-fairlea @lady-kaaesien @motleymoose @writingsofa-hobbit @winchester-writes @thing-you-do-with-that-thing @paigeinastory @ozhawkauthor @marvelfanuniverse @beaflower77 @letsgetoutalive @crushing83 @mamapeterson @princess-of-erebor1992 @lonelywritergoddess @happlepie18 @holywaterbucketchallenge @drabbletastic @drabbly @buckysmetallicstump @thebakerstboyskeeper @torn-and-frayed @growningupgeek @thetalesofmooseandsquirrel and countless more!!!!! If I missed tagging you, I’m sorry!! I tend to miss names but it doesn’t mean that you should not be included on this list. Love you all!! Xoxo

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Super evolution Stage: Digimon adventure tri ~The August 1st’s adventure ~


Previously annouced stage play for digimon tri has revealed their poster and the cast members for the male chose children.

The synopsis follows:

『8月1日』それは八神太一、石田ヤマトら“選ばれし子どもたち”にとって特別な日。

夏の間もサッカーの練習に打ち込んでいる太一はヒカルから「みんなで8月1日にキャンプに行こう」と誘われる。思い出の日にみんなで集まろうとミミと光子郎が提案したという。受験勉強で忙しい丈も今回は参加すると聞き、快諾する太一。一方、バンド活動を続けているヤマトにはタケルが声をかけにいくことに。
弟のタケルに一緒に行こうと頼まれ断れないヤマトは渋々ながらキャンプへ行く準備をはじめる。

俺たち8人でもう一度、あの場所に行くのも悪くない。そう思いながら。

“August 1st”, it’s a very special day for Yagami Taichi, Ishida Yamato and the chosen children.
Taichi who’s dedicated his summer to soccer pratice, got invited by Hikari: “ Let’s go camping with everyone on August 1st.”
This plan was suggested by Koushiro and Mimi to have everyone gather together on that day of memory. After hearing Jou who’s busy with studying for his entrance exam will be coming to this as well, Taichi accepts the invite immediately.
On the other hand, Yamato who continues with his band activities heard the plan from Takeru. He can’t refused his little brother’s invite, and started to prepare for the camp unwillingly.

“The eight of us gather in ‘that place’ again, it’s not a bad idea.” He thought.

長い夏休みのなか、思い出の日にみんなで過ごせることに少なからず期待する子供たち。

In the long summer vacation, the children are looking forward to spend lots of time with everyone on that day of memory.

キャンプ当日。ミミが用意するはずのキャンプ用具を忘れてきてしまい、前途多難なスタートに。
The day of the camp. A rough start with Mimi who forgot to bring the camping supplies which she’s supposed to.

これじゃキャンプできないよ!と騒ぐ丈。困りましたね、と打開策を考える光子郎。ミミをフォローする空。
そんなみんなの姿をみて、デジタルワールドに始めてきたときみたいだな!と笑顔になる太一。あのころは、こんなこと何でもなかったじゃないか!
そうだな、と頷くヤマト。6年前の気持ちをよみがえらせ、8月1日のキャンプが始まった――――。

“We can’t do camping like this!” Jou complains. “That’s a problem.” Koushiro says as he’s trying to think of a solution. Sora follows Mimi.
Seeing everyone’s current state, “Looks exactly like how we first arrived in the digital world!” Taichi laughs. “At that time, we didn’t have anything on us neither! ”
“That’s true.” Yamato nods.
Let’s awaken your feeling from 6 years ago, and the camping on August 1st starts.

しかし、そのキャンプ場には秘密があり—

However, there’s a secret in the camping ground…

【出演者】
八神太一:松本岳
石田ヤマト:橋本祥平
泉光子郎:上村海成
城戸丈:小松準弥
高石タケル:野見山拳太
ほか

Cast:
Taichi Yagami: Matsumoto Takeru
Ishida Yamato: Hashimoto Shohei
Koushiro Izumi: kamimura kaisei
Jou Kido: Komatsu Jyunya
Takeru Takaishi: Nomiyama Kenta
And others.

Advance tickets are lottery base, must sign up between may 20th -29th.
Regular ticket will be on sale starting July 2nd. The show will run between August 5th - 13th at Roppongi Zepp Blue Theater.

Please check their offical site for more info

Friendly, if urgent and slightly anxious, reminder to all my UK friends to vote today (tomorrow where I’m at, but it’s already the 8th in the UK). Vote for your national interest party if you’re somewhere other than England, vote Labour in England. Your election system is slightly less repulsively byzantine and exploitable than ours is in the US, take advantage of that and kick the bums out.

Conservative voters, uh, your election is actually next week, go ahead and stay home, no need to trouble yourself- you don’t want to be out mixing with all those POOR people and IMMIGRANTS anyway, right? Just stay home.

limbo

guardian angel au (reposted)

pairing: taehyung | reader
genre: angst
word count: 10.418
warnings: alcohol mention, violence


Am I dead?

The first words that rise above your cloudy thoughts find their answer immediately, eyes slowly opening as they grow accustomed to the colors, too bright, too vibrant. Almost resonating in your ears, the images twirl in seamless waves, gradually forming shapes and lines as you blink repeatedly.

The world unveils right in front of you, and even though the scenery feels familiar, there’s something outlandish about it, about the way the people walk and speak and laugh, as if the world that you used to hold between your fingers was snatched right out of your hands. You feel like an intruder, like a watcher of the humans that walk past you without giving you a second glance.

You suppose that in some way, you are a watcher. The memories you hold of the afterlife are faint and blurry, as if coming back to the human world made them break into tiny pieces, glimpses of unearthly shapes and colors. You still managed to hold onto some small remnants of the other world, words and fuzzy reflections forming in your mind as you try to recall the conversations you had with the ethereal beings, whose faces you’re unable to remember.

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