these are a few of my favorite things

Major Arcana Tarot Asks

The Fool: how long have you been reading? 

The Magician: how did you begin?

The High Priestess: if you have family in your life, do they know you read the tarot? have you ever given a reading for a family member?

The Empress: head, heart, or body?

The Emperor: earth, water, fire, or air?

The Hierophant: do you write down your readings or interpretations of them? do you take pictures? if you write them down, how and in what format?

The Lovers: list 22 random things that impact your life, one for each card in the Major Arcana. (physical objects. concepts and whatnot don’t count.)

The Chariot: are you on a journey of some kind right now? if so, what step do you think you are at? (you may do a single one-card draw for help if needed.)

Justice: is how you read tarot now different than it was when you began, or do you use the same methods? if so, describe.

The Hermit: are you better at doing readings for the future or readings of introspection for the past/present?

The Wheel of Fortune: if you know them, what are your birth cards? if you don’t know them, look them up.

Strength: do you have any religious beliefs? if so, what are they? (if you feel comfortable talking about them here.)

The Hanged Man: if you can label it: do you lean towards introversion or extroversion? in which conditions does it show the most?

Death: pull 1 card and name a lesson you believe it offers.

Temperance: in what area of your life do you need balance?

The Devil: has the Tarot ever helped you in making any major decisions? if you read for others, have your readings ever helped somebody else?

The Star: pull 1 card and make a playlist based on it.

The Moon: pull one card and name the first fear of yours that you think of.

The Sun: pull 1 card and name a talent of yours that comes to mind with that card.

Judgement: pull 1 card. describe the first person who comes to mind when you see or think of that particular card.

The World: tell us a Minor Arcana card that represents someone you love.

Bonus- the Suits!

Suit of Cups: what emotion influences your life the most?

Suit of Wands: do you do any other divining or witchcraft? if so, what kind?

Suit of Swords: what’s something you’re particularly knowledgeable about?

Suit of Pentacles: what deck(s) do you have?

“No ‘Glory shall be your reward’ for me. Oh, no, for me, it is, 'Stop whining’ and 'Go to bed’.”
― Megan Whalen Turner, The King of Attolia

My entry for @meganwhalenturner ’s Thick as Thieves ARC contest, featuring everyone’s favorite one-handed thief-king, Gen.

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So last night I had this dream that I was playing this (totally awesome!) new Sonic game and throughout the levels there would be different characters that were hidden and you could receive objectives from them. I was playing as Shadow, and Shadow had this device that let him shapeshift to look like whatever/whoever he wanted, and while playing I noticed Amy and went to go see what her objective was, but instead of just walking up and pressing the A button or something, it turned into a cut scene. 

In the cut scene, Shadow used the device to make himself look like Sonic and approached Amy, and then as she was trying to talk to “Sonic” he just walked up and kissed her hard on the face… then I sadly woke up. Why?!?!?!?! I will never know what was going on or what happened next!

“Nature loves courage. You make the commitment and nature will respond to that commitment by removing impossible obstacles. Dream the impossible dream and the world will not grind you under, it will lift you up. This is the trick. This is what all these teachers and philosophers who really counted, who really touched the alchemical gold, this is what they understood. This is the shamanic dance in the waterfall. This is how magic is done. By hurling yourself into the abyss and discovering it’s a feather bed.”

Terence McKenna

little things about Invader Zim
  • zim’s skin is liquefied, weaponized, and then used to douse the entire student body
  • GIR destroys a whole city in search of tacos, along with physically and violently attacking children for candy alone. these are separate episodes and not an isolated event.
  • Irken Invaders are equipped with self-destruct programs.
  • Some form of meat is either an obstacle or a tool on multiple occasions
  • there is a child whose name is The Letter M
  • Zim receives a beating heart as a Christmas donation from complete strangers passing him on the street
  • it makes sense that nobody would believe Zim is an alien, considering the characters of Pigboy and Shunk Wugga
  • Minimoose just… appears
  • Keef’s head absorbs milk.
  • Zim yelled “my tallest” for three hours and apparently nobody tried to end the transmission but instead wait for him to stop
  • Walnuts apparently ruined the 3D budget
  • The whole skool is hypnotized by a pimple
  • PEEPI
  • the general concept of Bolognius Maximus
  • a man trapped in a costume with the zipper stuck is considered an urban legend akin to bigfoot
  • Poop Dog
  • the fart noises that punctuate the dialogue every so often, especially during small interjections from characters
  • Professor Membrane has a grudge against Santa
  • characters frequently going wall-eyed
  • the cat chorus during Zim’s speech in FBI Warning of Doom
  • the entire episode of Backseat Drivers from Beyond the Stars
  • Zim attempting to weaponize Christmas is remembered two million years after the fact
  • Bloody GIR in general
  • Zim canonically traps strangers in conversation in which he vents about his frustrations. It is entirely plausible Zim would use Omegle.
  • Zim’s escape plan in Frycook What Came from All That Space
  • GIR’s form at the end of Halloween Spectacular of Spooky Doom
  • it is implied Zim is at least a century older than Dib and the other children, but repeatedly assaults/tortures them.
  • dysfunctional robots with no concept of right or wrong or even with a clear goal as robots attempt to eat a child. upon being thwarted, they attempt to murder Zim.
  • One of the Tallest VAs begged Jhonen to kill the Tallest in Backseat Drivers
  • Dib has successfully raised the dead on at least one occasion and Professor Membrane acknowledges this
  • piggy piggy piggy piggy”

raindrops and roses and whiskers on kittens

Bright copper kettles and warm woollen mittens

     Brown paper packages tied up with strings

               These are a few of my favorite things

*sprays perfume*

*expectation*

*reality*

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this thing, though.

Matt: My favvvvvoooorite item from my collection of stuff… Hm.

Matt: Ah! I know!

Matt: It’s my blue elephant that Tom gave me!

Matt: No- Wait-

Matt: My… Mirrors? Are they my favorite?

Matt: Actually, all my collection is my favorite! I guess that’s why I can’t throw anything out. Specially my novelty toy collection!