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Good Things to Research When You Don't Know What to Research

They don’t exactly teach this stuff in schools. This list is designed for the beginner witch, who keeps hearing the advice “Research!” but wants some better specifics on what exactly that means.

Now, you don’t have to be a complete expert on all of these or even most of these! You don’t even have to incorporate all of them into your practice. They’re just some stuff it’s good to have a basic working knowledge of in the Craft.

🌻Planetary Correspondences- Even if cosmic witchcraft isn’t your thing, a lot (and I mean a LOTTTT) of correspondences in any other category are going to eventually lead back to the planets. Having a basic understanding of what each planet governs is extremely helpful when learning the correspondences of basically anything else.

🌻Herb Correspondences- Herbs and spices are incredibly useful! They’re probably one of the most versatile of the “big categories” since they can be used in herbalism and kitchen witchery, as well as a great add-on to any other variation of witchcraft. It’s good to have a working knowledge of what herbs you can use in a pinch, especially the stuff you already have in your kitchen. When an emergency calls, it’s good to know how that chili powder can help you.

🌻Crystal Correspondences- This is another great add on! Crystals can often be used to enhance and focus the energy of a spell, as well as cleanse any ritual tools you have. Besides, who doesn’t like pretty rocks? Crystals can be particularly great for the witch who has a tactile mind, and likes to have things they can feel and roll around in their hand.

🌻Days of the Week- Knowing the right time to cast a spell can be very important! Casting a love spell on a Friday gives it an added boost, or at the very least creates a path of least resistance. Besides, there’s only seven of them, so it’s easy to learn quickly. You get a lot of bang for your buck!

🌻Phases of the Moon- We have a really big collective crush on the moon, it seems. And for good reason! The moon is a great source of power and mystery even in a completely mundane setting! Understanding the phases of the moon and how it can affect your craft is extremely important. (Hint: you can cast spells even when it isn’t the Full Moon.)

🌻Basic Mythology and Lore- This is an absolute must if you plan on going into any type of spirit work. Even if that isn’t your thing, it’s good to know a little bit. Firstly, because you may draw unwanted attention from spirits, and it’s good to know how to deal with them if it happens. Secondly, because if you draw from a path with any history behind it, it’s good to know how the rules go down on their turf.

🌻Basic Divination- Not everyone has the money or the time to pick up and learn how to read a 78-card Tarot deck, but things like scrying and pendulums are pretty easy to figure out quickly. What’s more, they can be done on little to no budget. Divination’s a useful tool to have on your utility belt, and who wants to pay someone to use a pendulum for them when you can learn it yourself?

🌻Anthropology of different cultures/religions- You don’t have to be a religious witch at all, but witchcraft still has its roots as a religious practice! Lot’s of practices have a cultural context as well, which can be important to know in order to fully understand the action you’re performing. A lot of correspondences, traditions, and rites come from cultural or religious roots. It’s good to know not only what people did, but why they did it! Does X tool have some symbolic meaning or was it just what was available at the time? What was simply a product of the culture around them?

🌻Science- It’s a HUGE category, and I left it that way on purpose. If something interests you, look at the mundane side of it as well! Do you like kitchen witchery? Read up on food chemistry and how different nutrients affect the brain. Into crystals? Learn about how they’re formed! Read about gardening or psychology, anything that can help enhance your path.

Happy researching!

Originally posted by longshankstumblarian

The Outsiders as real quotes from people I go to school with...
  • Ponyboy: "when I stepped out, into the cold wind, from the odd warmth of the school... I had only two things in my mind. A jacket and a ride home."
  • Johnny: "please... don't... talk to me... ever..."
  • Dallas: "I'm not a tease, I'm a natural, sexual, flirt."
  • Two-bit: "after four years of this hell hole I finally know enough al-gee-braah to hit the poles."
  • Steve: "if you think I won't eat all five of these candy bars before lunch you're wrong."
  • Sodapop: "Fuck this," *slams school computer shut* "I'm pretty."
  • Darry: "I've been teaching for more than ten years and I'm pretty sure this is the weirdest request I've gotten."
  • Tim: "it's supposed to smell like smoke, not Cotten candy."
  • Angela: "if anyone ask, those aren't my nudes."
  • Curly: "no one gives a shit, the janitor caught me smoking weed in the bathroom, she just sprayed some Febreeze and walked out."
  • Cherry: "Yes, I'm a real ginger. Yes, I do steal souls." *points at freckle* "this one is yours."
  • Marcia: "I'm not a lesbian I just really like your boobs."
  • Bob: "That's my pube, give it back!"
  • Randy: "he might smell bad but he's pretty cool."
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Alright, HERE we go! Awhile ago I had an idea for a MP100/Voltron crossover, and after mentioning it to @x-i-l-verify​ and loooots of brainstorming later, we have…*gestures vaguely* this. These are more or less screenshot redraws just to kind of get across who is who. :) More info, reasonings and musings under the cut, because well…it got long…

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Considering how often they use them on other people it only makes sense for Geoff to insist his crew have some experience breaking out of zip-ties. It should be simple, the task is easy enough when you know how to do it, and most criminals don’t double and triple up on ties to keep their captives captive like the FAHC do.

Between Geoff and Ryan they practically run a clinic, Geoff showing the techniques to weaken and pop open the ties while Ryan tears himself free with brute strength. Michael and Jeremy follow Ryan’s example, digging deep red rings into their wrists but yanking themselves free almost instantly. Lindsay and Jack give Geoff the exact same unimpressed stare, roll their eyes at one another and get free in record time. Jack heads straight back to what she was doing but Lindsay does take a moment to offer Geoff tips on his technique. Pretty much business as usual.

What’s unusual is the way Gavin struggles. Gavin who slips cuffs as easily as you please, who’s been houdini-ing his way into and out of locked rooms all his life, just doesn’t have the strength or patience to get out of the ties. Everyone watches for a bit, laugh and jeer and cheer him on, but after the first attempt ends with Lindsay giving him a hand to freedom Geoff decides Gavin’s just not trying hard enough, says he has to learn somehow, and slaps another pair of ties on him. Bored of the spectacle, and warned off trying to help out, everyone eventually grows bored and wanders off.

Everyone, that is, except Trevor. Trevor who’d been the first to volunteer, who’d never dealt with being zip-tied before, who got free on almost his first try with a combination of technique and raw strength. Trevor who can see Gavin is trying no matter what Geoff thinks, sees the way his wrists have moved beyond reddened skin and have started to tear in his frustration, painful souvenirs of Gavin’s growing impatience.

It’s Trevor, in the end, who saves him, cuts him free when Gavin finally falls out of good humour, stops laughing and gets a little panicked around the eyes as he hunts down sharp implements, risking cutting himself open just to get free. Trevor who lets Gavin waste a bunch of zip-ties to lock him into increasingly ridiculous pretzeled shapes, only calling it quits once Gavin was laughing so hard tears were running down his face, Trevor rolling around the floor with his foot zip-tied to his own neck. Trevor again who lets Gavin come stay with him for a few days when Geoff wakes up to find he has been zip-tied to his own bed, wrists and feet, without a single knife of pair of scissors in sight.

...but it's better if you don't.
  • Me: So, A Midsummer Night's Dream is what kind of Shakespeare play?
  • Student 1: these people are stupid, so tragedy?
  • Me: There's a general rule of thumb for Shakespeare:
  • Me: Comedies end in weddings, tragedies end with funerals (or death.)
  • Student 2: ...Wasn't that a Panic! at the Disco song?
What they don't teach you in undergrad

The number one rule I wish they taught me in school was the reality of not becoming successful overnight. I think that’s what previous generations keep implying to totally fuck us over. “If you’re a hard worker, you’ll make it!” The reality is sometimes life has other plans. I strongly believe that everyone has a purpose and everyone contributes to the world in their own beautiful way. But sometimes you want to be a rocket scientist and find out you totally suck at physics. Sometimes you’re planning on getting your PhD and end up postponing it for years because you started a family. The first time I applied to medical school two years ago I didn’t make it. I thought I was the biggest failure out there. That’s until I realized that out of 4,000 applicants I was in the top 20% of people who actually got an interview. And because only 100ish people make it in each class, there were about 3,900 other people who felt the same way I did. No one tells you this shit in undergrad. Instead, you wake up on a daily basis looking at facebook and judging yourself based off of everyone else’s success. No one puts their problems online. No one puts “today I went to a coffee shop and reevaluated my life before binging on cookies and Netflix while on the verge of tears.” No. In the words of Dr. House: “everyone lies.” People aren’t going to post their greatest insecurities or fights with their spouse online for the world to see. Chances are, the person you’re jealous of for making it to (whatever place in life) is behind the computer screen wishing they were you. Life is funny that way. I can’t remember one professor who told us most people have to retake the MCAT or most people don’t make it their first year. You don’t just come out of college and have the world handed to you. And I wish most 20-somethings would realize how many others are just like them. If you didn’t make it to your dream college or graduate school or job, you aren’t stupid, and nothing is wrong with you. You’ve been lied to. Please know that your 20s are transitional years just like your teenage years were. You aren’t supposed to have everything together yet. Stop comparing yourself to more “successful” people your age. You’re going to do awesome things. Don’t doubt yourself.

When a parent doesn’t understand that their child requires an IEP in order to succeed...

They’re like

and we’re like …

because we’re still going to ensure that your kid succeeds at school and give him/her what they need…

Yuri on Ice AU Where Everything is the same but

Yuuri was convinced Victor’s name was Binktop for a significant amount of time
(NOTE Victor= Виктор)

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Well yeah, Wendy would be the least suspected one of the bunch, that’s for sure

I swear I’m never wasting so much time on stupid comics again. Out of all the asks I could’ve used, I chose this one. Someone shoot me please .+:。(ノ・ω・’ )ノ゙

bonus:

how do you expect anyone to suspect her

anonymous asked:

How bout the Rfa with a Mc that's always lived in poverty so they feel really out of place around them at times and don't feel like their good enough? Cause as far as I know their all are rich (except Yoosung I guess) or at least very well off.

Sounds good to me!

Yoosung:

He feels quite bad when you first tell him

★ But he understands, his parents tried not to spoil him too much so he would know the value of money.

★ He definitely had friends in school who always had the coolest stuff that he couldn’t buy from his pocket money

★ Even though is parents tried to teach him otherwise, he’ll try his best to treat you

★ Before he met you, he invested his spare money on LOLOL or equipment for his computer

★ NOT ANYMORE!

★ He’ll try to secretly save up money so he could buy you something expensive


Zen:

📱 Oh boi, he knows. I knows how that is and he hates that you had to go through a similar thing as he himself after he ran away from home.

📱 Poor guy could barely even pay rent

📱 And even though he now does make a living with acting, he’s still so used to take care of his money. He absolutely doesn’t want to live like he did back then, ever again

📱 He still definitely feels weird when he sees how Jumin throws around with money like it had no value at all.

📱 He’ll treat you. He will definitely take you out for dinner, or a spa.

📱 if you ask him to bring you some lotion, shampoo or conditioner, on his way home he will always bring you the most expensive and highest quality stuff he can find


Jumin:

♛ Okay, CEO-In-Line has no clue what it’s like without much money.

♛ And he’ll feel bad that he can’t really understand you

♛ But Oh boiiii, he will 100% get you ANYTHING you want

♛ It doesn’t matter if you already have 27 dresses in the same colour, he’ll get you another one.

♛ He will 100% refuse to let you work for anything

♛ He’s gonna spoil you more than you could even imagine

♛ How can someone have so much money????

♛ When you walk past some store while you’re on a walk and you just seem like you’d like to have it…. He will get it.

♛ Honestly, he doesn’t even realise that you may feel a bit uncomfortable with all of this because you’re not used to getting spoiled this much

♛ But he’ll make sure you know it’s the very least he can do to make up for your past


707/Saeyoung:

☆ Well our defender of justice obviously has quite a bit of money. Maybe not as much as Jumin, but he’s well above middle class.

☆ He knows how it is not to have much money as well as Zen but unlike Zen, he would spend his money single handed on his “babies” and upgrading his computers if Vanderwood didn’t stop him.

☆ Honestly? He didn’t really know what else to spend his money on.

☆ You’d expect him to spoil the shit out of you now but you’re wrong.

☆ Saeyoung doesn’t like to buy things for the love of his life. He doesn’t find it personal enough. He prefers self-made stuff as it shows his dedication towards you.

☆ Of course, if you really need or want something, he’ll buy you whatever.

☆ But instead, he’ll just be the massive dork he is.

☆ “Hey, princess, I made you a bath!!”

☆ The bath is full of money.

☆ Saeyoung keeps all his money in cash and now it’s in a bathtub.

☆ Ready for you to take a bath in!

☆ “Honey look, you can feel like Jumin now!!”


V/Jihyun:

☼ Look, he’s really well off. But he never brags about it.

☼ If humble were a person, that person would be Jihyun.

☼ You don’t even feel too bad around him because he lives like a normal person.

☼ But he noticed that you feel odd when Jumin talked about getting Elizabeth another collar for millions of dollars.

☼ So when you tell him about your past…

☼ He’ll just smile at you

☼ He’ll tell you this is all in the past and it doesn’t matter

☼ He’ll tell you, you have all the support from everyone and that you don’t need to feel bad about anything

☼ Jihyun will get you nice things every now and then, but honestly he won’t go over the top at all. But he’ll tell you everything that belongs to him, is also yours.

☼ He just wants both of you to live a normal, average life.

NCT As Things I've heard/Seen in school pt.2

Taeil: “How ironic. We just get here and the first thing we cover is the great depression.”

Hansol: “Land of the free they say but here I am forced to come back to this sh*tty school.”

Johnny: “These poor freshmen don’t even realize that the end of their happiness is behind these doors.”

Taeyong: *teaching their younger sibling the do’s and don'ts of the school* “And don’t talk to the shady guy who pops up in the boys bathroom at third period. I don’t want to have to explain to mom why your eyes are red.”

Yuta: “Boi I’m bout to roast your ass coming into school looking like a faded highlighter! I see you got the new pair of ‘what the f**ks’ from the rip off yeezy line called 'cheezyz’! Where did you get your clothes from the the lost and unwanted box!”

Doyoung: “I can’t believe I still have first period with all of you idiots from last year.”

Kun: “Honestly working at taco bell doesn’t seem that bad anymore.”

Ten: *dancing to the sound of the fire alarm because they just don’t care anymore.*

Jaehyun: “Guess who brought y'all muffins and coffee?! That’s right me! Your lord and savior!”

Winwin: *has been frozen in the hallway with their head in their locker for two periods and now proclaimed locker head by all the older students and is a school icon*

Jungwoo: “Do you think if I cry enough I can dehydrate and get taken home?”

Yukhei: “If they really want to make a horror movie they should just show this school and its everyday activities.”

Mark: *pretends they got lost during last period when really they just passed out in the cafeteria.*

Renjun: *reading a poem they wrote* “Walking to the door with tears in their eyes, they turn around and say goodbye one last time, because video games, sleeping and happiness must die, because now school had the audacity to arrive.”

Jeno: *half asleep and has no idea where, who, and what they are*

Donghyuck: “Do you really think I’m upset that you’ll call my mom?! Call her! In fact you can use my phone!”

Jaemin: *straight up sleeping in the back of the class with a pillow and blanket on top of the desks because they don’t give af*

Chenle: “I mean yeah school sucks but look on the bright at least we’re not freshmen!”

Jisung: *was shocked so badly by starting high school they have a permit look of fear stuck on their face.*

Wicked Lyric Meme
  • "Isn't it nice to know that good will conquer evil?"
  • "No one mourns the wicked."
  • "The good man scorns the wicked."
  • "Goodness knows, the wickeds lives are only."
  • "Goodness knows, the wicked die alone."
  • "Are people born wicked? Or do they have wickedness thrust upon them?"
  • "Have another drink, my dark eyed beauty."
  • "Woe to those who spurn what goodness they are shown."
  • "Many years I have waited for a gift like yours to appear."
  • "My future is unlimited."
  • "What is this feeling so sudden and new?"
  • "Let's just say, I loathe it all."
  • "Every little trait, however small, makes my very flesh begin to crawl."
  • "There's a strange exhilaration in such total detestation."
  • "I will be loathing you my whole life long."
  • "These things are sent to try us."
  • "The trouble with school is they always try to teach the wrong lesson."
  • "Life's more painless for the brainless."
  • "It's just life, so keep dancing through."
  • "Life is fraughtless for the thoughtless."
  • "Those who don't try never look foolish."
  • "I hope you'll save at least one dance for me. I'll be right there. Waiting. All night."
  • "It's clear we deserve each other."
  • "Finally for this one night, I'm about to have a fun night."
  • "Black is this year's pink."
  • "I've got something to confess. A reason, well, why I asked you here tonight."
  • "We deserve each other. Don't we?"
  • "I've decided to make you my new project."
  • "When someone needs a makeover, I simply have to take over."
  • "You're gonna be popular!"
  • "I'll teach you the proper ploys when you talk to boys, little ways to flirt and flounce."
  • "I'll help you be popular!"
  • "Don't be offended by my frank analysis, think of it as personality dialysis."
  • "Did they have brains or knowledge? Don't make me laugh!"
  • "It's not about aptitude, its the way you're viewed."
  • "He could be that boy, but I'm not that girl."
  • "Don't dream too far."
  • "Don't lose sight of who you are."
  • "Wishing only wounds the heart."
  • "One short day full of so much to do."
  • "I think we've found the place where we belong."
  • "One short day to have a lifetime of fun."
  • "I am a sentimental man who's always longed to be a father."
  • "I think everyone deserves the chance to fly."
  • "Why couldn't you have stayed calm for once instead of flying off the handle!"
  • "I hope you're happy how you hurt your cause forever."
  • "I hope you're proud how you would grovel in submission to feed your own ambition."
  • "I don't want it- no- I can't want it anymore."
  • "Something has changed within me. Something is not the same."
  • "I'm through with playing by the rules of someone else's game."
  • "It's time to try defying gravity."
  • "Can't I make you understand youre having delusions of grandeur?"
  • "I'm through accepting limits cuz someone says they're so."
  • "Some things I cannot change but til I try, I'll never know."
  • "If that's love it comes at much too high a cost."
  • "I really hope you get it and you don't live to regret it."
  • "If in flying solo, at least I'm flying free."
  • "Happy is what happens when all your dreams come true."
  • "People are so empty headed, they'll believe anything."
  • "I can't harbor a fugitive. I'm an elected official."
  • "There isn't a spell for everything."
  • "Finally from these powers, something good."
  • "Surely now I'll matter less to you. You won't mind my leaving here tonight."
  • "I've got to go appeal to her. Express the way I feel for her."
  • "You're going to lose your heart to me, I tell you."
  • "I never asked for this or planned it in advance."
  • "If you insist I will be wonderful."
  • "Where I'm from we believe all sorts of things that aren't true. We call it history."
  • "A rich man's a thief or a philanthropist."
  • "Is one a crusader or a ruthless invader?"
  • "It's all in which label is able to persist."
  • "I need help believing you're with me tonight."
  • "My wildest dreamings could not foresee lying beside you with you wanting me."
  • "I'll make every last moment last as long as you're mine."
  • "Maybe I'm brainless, maybe I'm wise, but you've got me seeing through different eyes."
  • "Somehow I've fallen under your spell."
  • "Say there's no future for us as a pair."
  • "Know I'll be here holding you as long as you're mine."
  • "It's just...for the first time, I feel wicked."
  • "Let his flesh not be torn."
  • "Let his blood leave no stain."
  • "Let him never die."
  • "You're the latest victim of my greatest achievment in a long career of distress."
  • "No good deed goes unpunished. That's my new creed."
  • "Was I really seeking good or just seeking attention?"
  • "No good deed will I do again!"
  • "Wickedness must be punished. Evil effectively eliminated."
  • "I've heard it said that people come into our lives for a reason, bringing something we must learn."
  • "We are led to those who help us most to grow if we let them."
  • "I know I'm wrong am today because I knew you."
  • "Who can say if I've been changed for the better."
  • "Because I knew you, I have been changed for good."
  • "So much of me is made of what I learned from you."
  • "I ask forgiveness for the things I've done you blame me for."

elizabenets  asked:

Hey Leigh! ❤️ When you started out writing and you decided to write YA fantasy, did you feel silly at all? I've been writing a story for a while and it's fantasy, and I always feel really self conscious when I tell ppl about it bc whenever I do, a lot of them generally view it as childish or "not serious writing." Someone told me fantasy (esp YA) had "no substance. That's why they don't teach it in schools." I'm ngl it's really hurt my self esteem haha. Anyway, I wondered if you had any advice?

Yeah, unfortunately, there’s still a tremendous bias against genre fiction. But you may want to remind these kind people that the Iliad and the Odyssey are fantasy, that Spencer’s Faerie Queene is fantasy, that Shakespeare’s Tempest is fantasy, and that they are ALL taught in schools. (To say nothing of the magical realism of Marquez, Allende, Morrison, and Erdrich who are some of my all time favorite authors.) 

Write what you love and remember that, when someone tries to shame you, it’s usually because they’re afraid of what you might accomplish if you stop caring what they think. 

TodoBakuDeku Family AU:Katsuki, Todoroki,  Izuku have an adopted a daughter
  • Todoroki: We've been through this before Bakugou, it was going to happen eventually.
  • Izuku: Yeah, it's just the first day of Preschool,relax.
  • Katsuki: Shut the fuck up! What if one of those little shits try to make a move on her? What if she gets bullied?
  • Izuku: You bullied me when we were younger...
  • Katsuki: Shut the fuck up, Deku!
  • Todoroki: Bakugou, there are children nearby.
  • Katsuki: Shut the fuck up!
  • Izuku: Kacchan, please calm down.
  • Katsuki: Don't tell me what to fucking do, Deku!
  • Todoroki: Hey, guys look.
  • Katsuki: What the fuck. Oh. My. God. I think she's...
  • Izuku: Making Friends
  • Katsuki: Hell, no. You fucking moron she's being bullied.
  • Todoroki: You're overreacting.
  • Katsuki: Fuck off. While you weakasses stay in the car, I'm going to teach those fuckers a lesson.
  • Todoroki: Imbecile
  • Izuku: Wait, Kacchan, don't do it!
  • And that's the beautiful story of how Katsuki not only blew up half of the school,but being banned from it forever.