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Eight Forms of Creating Potions

Yes, this is from a Hogwarts text, however, the information contained therein is accurate and relevant and certainly worth sharing on this blog, if only to fully expand upon the type of material I hope to cover here.


An infusion is a form of water based potion, similar to a tea, and best suited for immediate ingestion of delicate ingredients such leaves or petals. To make a magical infusion: pour boiling water over your ingredients in goblet and leave to infuse for 5-10 minutes, stirring frequently. Strain before drinking if necessary. The leaves in an infusion need to steep longer than your average herbal tea, to allow enough time to release their phytochemicals, which are the active ingredients of the potion.


A decoction is another water based potion designed for immediate ingestion. However, it is a more concentrated brew than an infusion and is usually reserved for tougher ingredients such as roots or bark – where prolonged stewing is needed to release the phytochemicals.  A decoction can also be reduced, which is to say, it can be made more concentrated by prolonged simmering which evaporates the water. To make a decoction: simmer your ingredients in water in a cauldron over low heat for 10-30 minutes; then strain. Reduce if necessary with further simmering over a low heat.


A tincture is an alcohol based potion. It fulfills the same function as an infusion or decoction but with the added advantage that it will keep for up to a year. A tincture is suitable for both delicate leaves and tougher materials such as bark as the alcohol releases the chemicals very effectively and in a similar way to the prolonged simmering of a decoction. To make a tincture: steep your ingredients in vodka or another spirit for a week. This allows time for the alcohol to release the active elements in your plant materials. After a week, strain off the liquid into a vial and store for up to a year. Administer sparingly, a tablespoon at a time.


A vinegar fulfils the same purpose as a tincture except that vinegar is used instead of alcohol. Prepare your vinegar in the same manner as a tincture and store for up to a year. A vinegar is useful in the case of alcohol intolerance or where the herb used is particularly bitter as the vinegar will mask it to a great extent.


A syrup is the most palatable form of potion. Here magical ingredients are preserved in a sugar solution. A syrup is another potion that will keep for up to a year. It is best suited for occasional use at it is very sweet and could cause tooth decay if taken regularly. A syrup can be taken by the spoonful or alternatively diluter in water in a similar manner to a fruit squash. To make a syrup: first make an infusion or decoction of your ingredients and reduce if necessary. Strain and add sugar to the potion, stirring frequently, until the brew won’t dissolve any more sugar and resembles a syrup. Store in an airtight bottle in a cool, dark place.


A poultice is a wad of chopped plant material that is held in place directly over a wound by a bandage. To prepare a poultice: chop your fresh herb and apply directly to a wound or infection. Hold in place over the wound with a bandage. If using chopped dried herbs rehydrate them with some water first. If the herb is tough and hard to handle, try adding some vinegar diluter in water to your poultice.


Fomentations or compresses are cloths that have been dipped in an herbal solution – such as an infusion, decoction, or a tincture – and then are applied to a wound. To prepare a fomentation: first create the required infusion, decoction, or tincture. Then dip your cloth into the liquid, quite liberally, and apply. It is important to use a very clean cloth to prevent the spread of infection.


A salve is very similar to a lotion or a cream. Magical ingredients are mixed in base of oils or fats for external application to the skin.

Blue Dreams (Re)Announcement

Blue Dreams is an adventure game being developed in RPGMaker VX Ace. You explore the daily life of a boy named Lac as he interacts with his family. Following the path of the previous game Dreaming Mary, Blue Dreams will have many secrets to discover for those who look to find them.

Blue Dreams will be a very pretty game with lots of heartwarming family interactions. When you’re done playing around, just go to bed and sleep. Easily you’ll have beaten the game! Hurray! For people who hate horror, as long as you follow my instructions you’re guaranteed a good ending with nothing scary! For people who crave the scares… why would you want Lac to experience such horrible things? Isn’t his happiness good enough for you? Don’t dare take away the memories of his dreams just to replace them with a nightmare, or the consequences will be on your hands.

Development is now moving into the programming and graphics-making stage. No new information will be provided until the final stages of the game, where our new ask blog will open and accept questions. As was done in Dreaming Mary’s final development phase, relevant questions asked during this period will be included in the game’s radio! Please look forward to it.

The release date is set this year.

The game format and concept have been changed over the past years, so previous information regarding the game is no longer applicable.

Thank you for your patience, listeners! I guarantee that we will give you something surprising♪

So on my posts about racism or transmisogyny, I often see tags that basically say “I don’t understand this but I’m going to reblog it anyway.” If you see a “social justice” type post that you want to reblog but don’t understand?


I know this goes against everything you’re used to hearing on this website, but listen. Reblogging posts you don’t understand is basically the equivalent of blindly repeating whatever you’re told. Even if you’re right, if you don’t understand why you’re right, you could be spouting utter bullshit and you wouldn’t even know it.

When I see “I don’t know what this means but I’m gonna reblog it anyway” it sends a lot of messages. It says that you care more about seeming right than being right. It says that you want good ally credit without any of the work of being a good ally. It says you’re on my side because I can make a post sound good, not because you actually agree with me on anything beyond the surface level.

So instead of just reblogging that post, save it for later. Like it, draft it, bookmark it, whatever. Go to the op’s blog and skim through a couple of pages, see if you can find some context. If the post is old, you could try asking for context in a non-condescending way. “Is this post referring to something specific?” is a lot better than, say, “Does this even happen? I’ve never heard of this.”

If that doesn’t help, do some more research. Google, search tumblr tags for recent posts on a subject, ask people who have EXPLICITLY stated they are willing to educate. Maybe in the process you’ll find more posts with a similar message to the original, but in easier to understand language. Maybe someone else already added a reply that adds useful information onto the op.

And maybe all of that takes a long time. Maybe, by the time you finally understand what the post was talking about, it’s months old and no longer relevant. Maybe you don’t even want to reblog it anymore. Who cares, fuck that post. You learned and grew as a person. That’s more important than looking good on a blog.

Prompt #210

“Stop moving! It’ll smudge and we’ll be here for longer.” She snapped at her sister, gently tilting her chin to drip the fake blood down her neck. She knew it was only stage-make-up, but she couldn’t help but feel some relevance to the situation. After all, it wasn’t long since her sister had been in the attack, but her sister was never to remember any of it and she was never to mention it…

// I had a very gay day. It was great. Also, I’m sorry I’ve been M.I.A, I promise to do better :) xox //

Haylor Moments in 2016


-Wildest Dreams Grammy museum acoustic performance released

-Harry posts a black and white photo of rain on a day rumoured to be the anniversary Haylor broke up

-Harry’s very extra  e-mail address gets leaked and it is confirmed to be Stylesh989 (So embarrassing lol)


-Harry turns 22 and tweets lyrics to Taylor’s hit song. Haylor becomes a trending topic on the same day

-Niall is photographed with deluxe edition of 1989 on his phone

-Taylor opens up the Grammys with a performance of ‘Out of the Woods’

-1989 (the official Haylor soundtrack) wins album of the year at the Grammys

-Taylor says a beautiful maid of honour speech at her best friend Brit’s wedding which has parallels to songs lyrics and words she has spoken about Harry in interviews


-Harry tweets lyrics to ‘Come Away With Me’ by Norah Jones

-Harry and Taylor both have dinner in West Hollywood in separate restaurants not far from each other on Easter Monday 


-Taylor is seen in Brentwood two days after Harry is

-Taylor has dinner at Nobu with Lily Alderidge two nights after Harry has dinner there with his friends

-Taylor dresses in a similar style to Courtney Love the same weekend Harry dresses similar to Kurt Cobain 

-Style/Perfect mashup performed at Coachella 

-Niall sings OOTW on his Snapchat

-Harry tweets lyrics to ‘Just What I Needed’ by The Cars 


-Harry’s sister Gemma likes a photo of Taylor on IG 

-Taylor retweets a photo of herself holding a diet coke bottle with lyrics to ‘Style’ on it after many people were saying that ‘Style’ is no longer relevant to Haylor because Harry had recently cut his hair and Taylor was frequently wearing purple lipstick

-Gemma mentions 1989 World Tour Live in her blog 


-Haylor becomes a trending topic on Twitter for the second time of the year

-Anne posts a photo on IG of Dusty and Dotty and includes the tags #wonderland and #cheshirecats 

-Taylor attends the Taylor Swift Education Centre where there is a note on the wall that says “Haylor will rise” 


-Anne posts a photo on the morning of the Kimye incident of a Minion with the words “Good morning just sending out a small smile to whoever may need one today!”  as a possible indirect to Taylor or anyone else upset by the situation

-A photo of a couple who resemble Harry and Taylor is discovered around the same time Harry is filming Dunkirk 


-Taylor is seen wearing sneakers from a Gucci collection inspired by Harry’s tattoos

-Never before seen photos of Haylor from their night in Time Square on NYE 2012 are leaked 

-Niall follows Taylor on Twitter

- #haylorwillriseparty trends on Twitter

-A poster at a university in the USA contains the image of Harry and Taylor walking in Central Park 


-The Swift fandom starts a theory that TIWYCF was written about Harry which starts out as a joke but then comes to actually make sense

-People magazine pitches articles that confirm both Harry and Taylor are single on the same day (Hiddleswift break up; Harry denying Hendall rekindling rumours )

-Taylor has dinner at Greenwich Hotel where she went on a date with Harry back in 2012

-Taylor third wheels with Zigi


-Harry posts three blank white images on IG which some articles believe are a reference to the song ‘Blank Space’ 


-An article about Harry’s friendship with Nathan Followil comes out the day after Taylor goes to a private Kings of Leon concert 

-Taylor posts a screenshot of an mp3 of ‘Over’ by Kings of Leon on IG 

-’Someday’ is (finally!) released on Michael Buble’s album ‘Nobody But Me’ as a duet with Meghan Trainor

-Songs about Harry are performed at the FM1 concert in Texas 


-Elle King reveals Taylor loves her song ‘See You Again’ 

-Haylor reference on the Taylor Swift themed episode of ‘Family Guy' 


-How You Get the Girl Grammy museum acoustic version is released

-‘I Don’t Wanna Live Forever’ is releasedas a duet between Taylor and Harry’s ex bandmate Zayn 

-In a fan photo Harry is seen in Holmes Chapel outside a place he took Taylor on a date wearing the You Are In Love/Olivia  shirt 

-Taylor gives her brother Austin a signed copy of a CD from a band that Harry is friends with for Christmas

anonymous asked:

I wamt to say that I don't mean this ask as hate in any way, I just want to understand so I can continue to enjoy the rivals au, but considering you put so much emphasis on consent in all of your sex scenes, I can't really understand how you could support and like the captive Prince which is literally the opposite of anything to do with consent and is borderline racist. (1/2)

It’s not your job to make your readers feel comfortable, and you can like what you like, but I personally find it hard to continue reading the rivals au if you also support another work that romanticized explicit sexual assault while saying that consent is important to you. The rivals au is one of the things I look forward to most right now, and again you can like what you like, but i would really appreciate some clarity on your views so I can stop reading now if necessary (2/2)


Since my blog used to just be a place for me to dump fandom stuff for years before Rivals became popular and it turned into this, there is a lot of stuff there from years past that is no longer relevant to my interests or matches who I am as a person now. I have no idea how many hundreds of pages you would have to have gone back into my blog to find the (relatively short if I remember correctly) time period where I was reblogging Captive Prince stuff but yes, there was a time when I read the books and consumed some content on tumblr. Back then I had just watched most of the queer relationships on TV either die horribly or be treated awfully, had gone through a very shaky coming out to some very homophobic family members and was absolutely starved for any kind of queer media where the couple got together at the end and one or both of them didn’t die for straight sadness or shock value. I was vastly uncomfortable with a lot of the content in the books but I was in a very bad place and just wanted one published queer story with a happy ending and that had that if nothing else. 

Now, I am much more secure in myself and in much less of a desperate, bad place. I don’t like Captive Prince and no longer read it, reblog it or look at content associated with it. I would also not recommend it to anyone. I hope that clarifies my views anon, especially since I have stated how I don’t want anything to do with dub or non con associated with my fic and consent is important to me and I stand by that. But I’m also curious as to what you were doing that far back in my blog as there is absolutely nothing YOI related there and you must have gone through at least two other fandom phases to get there? My blog has existed for years and I’ve changed over those years. If people are hunting back through then it seems I’ll have to go back and remove content that no longer reflects my views and tastes now as I’m sure there is more considering how long it has existed 

Timeline of the Awkward: 2015

The purpose of this timeline differs from that of the original Timeline of the Awkward

In its original conception, the Timeline was to document and analyze the evidence of interpersonal contact seen between Subjects A and B from the end of the series (2002) to the present day (Jan 2012), with a particular focus on the years between the series and the second movie (2008).

However, as time went on, it became a kind of catch-all for any events involving our subjects deemed relevant to the field of research.

While updating the timeline in April 2015, I found myself listing every significant data point, regardless of its relevance to the question of interpersonal contact. Recognizing the potential flood of new data likely to overwhelm the field through the rest of this year, and the usefulness of a much more general timeline (given that the blog is no longer purely an archive and that navigation can be difficult), I decided to make this instead:


  • Jan 11 - David attends the Golden Globes; Gillian does not; they attend separate after parties in the same building, five floors apart, and are not photographed together.
  • Jan 12 - In a Nerdist podcast that aired on this day and was likely recorded the week before, Gillian first drops hints that XF may return as a miniseries. She also refers with approval to the way Subject A still looks in jeans. Finally, she asserts that they have spoken “privately and publicly” about their rocky years.
  • Jan 13-14 - Gillian tweets in response to a picture David tweeted of himself with Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, and Katherine Heigl. On the following day, David ‘favorites’ Gillian’s tweet but does not offer further comment. On Jan 16, David follows Kumail on Twitter (possibly indicating he found out about Kumail and his podcast through someone - Gillian?).
  • Jan 17 - FOX announces they are in talks for an XF miniseries event.
  • Jan 22 - David likes more Instagram pictures of XF. Probably will not continue to log this activity.
  • Jan 30 - In an article published on this day, David says he and Gillian “just had breakfast a few days ago.” Here and on Feb 12, he claims to have been unaware that she had written a book. (analysis)
  • Feb 1 - Gillian tweets about David’s book, referring to him as her “BFF.” Heads around the world explode and are not put back together again.
  • Feb 8 - Gillian talks fairly frankly about the difficult years in their relationship in an interview.
  • Feb 9 - David reveals that he has seen ‘The Fall,’ and asserts he and Gillian see each other “once or twice a year.”
  • Feb 19 - A couple of Twitter sightings suggest Gillian is in LA; David is also there promoting his book.
  • Feb 22 - Apparently while attending Elton John’s AIDS Foundation party, Gillian congratulates David on Twitter for his book’s success.
  • Feb 27 - While on a Comic Relief telethon, Gillian is asked to text or call her “erstwhile costar” (a term already beloved of this blog) on live television, resulting in The Selfie Procurement Incident, in which David responds to her text within minutes, and follows up with a selfie of himself and his son while eating dinner. Several followers of this blog are hospitalized.
  • March 24 - The XF miniseries is confirmed, and our subjects tweet each other utilizing in-character nicknamification. Further interactions ensue.
  • March 27 - Subject A’s repeat confirmation of “once or twice a year” encounters and an “email relationship” begins to sound like a scripted response and not necessarily one reflecting most recent data.
  • April 3 - Male subject seems determined to continue joking about living with female subject.
  • April 12 - In an interview at Comic Con Dubai, Gillian affirms that she and David had been discussing the possibility of a miniseries (with Chris) for some time previous, and that it had been in talks for some time by her Nerdist interview in January.

Note that my links and tags are not comprehensive at this point. It is hoped that this timeline will mainly serve as a reminder and allow you to browse the archives more easily.

anonymous asked:

What are your fav blogs?

omg i almost forgot about this ask! i was going to do this on a computer last night but i got home at 11 after my night class and i just wanted to sleep so i guess i’ll do this now. ok soooo my fave blogs

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If someone is in the spotlight, it is not always a bad thing. However, that is not the only thing. Throughout Scripture, we see that God does not discriminate on who His shines a light on. He shines His light on people regardless of age, class, male or female, or occupation. Whether a king, queen, fisherman, or a widow, God wants to shine His light on you.

So never let your ultimate goal be the spotlight. Spotlights move. They focus on one person for and then move on to another. They shine on you quickly when you are relevant, but they leave as quickly as they came. Chase instead after the Eternal light of God; a light that shines on you not because of relevance, but a light that shines on you because you’re in His presence.

In our world, we see how rewarding it can be if a lot of people are paying attention to you, but imagine what can happen when the Creator of the Universe is paying attention to you! Don’t give up when you don’t feel relevant, smart, pretty, or sharp enough. God is shining His light on you in everything you’re going through. You have not been overlooked, and whether or not God uses an earthly spotlight to propel you, continue to do what He has called you to do because you know His light is shining on you.

No longer will the sun be your light by day Or the moon be your light by night; I, the Lord, will be your eternal light; The light of my glory will shine on you. - Isaiah 60:19

So don’t chase after the spotlight. Chase instead after Eternal Light. For God’s Light doesn’t only shine on those who are trying to be relevant. His Light shines on those who are willingly walking in His Presence.

Written by @morganhnichols for #TheDevoCo

Diversity in football : a blogroll

@footybedsheets : the blog of woc writer Shireen Ahmed. Featuring her work and international news about diversity and accessibility in sports.

@redcardhomophobia : the url is pretty clear. The blog covers homophobia in football and the initiatives to fight it.

@offsideplays : a blog to « expose the everyday occurrences of racism, sexism, ageism, homophobia, disability and other forms of discrimination that take place in sport and physical activity ».

@footfeminin : in english despite the url, focuses on the history of women’s football. Expect a lot of old school black and white pictures and gifs.

@soccergenderandsexuality : exactly what it says on the tin. Apparently a school project, it’s a collection of external articles.

@footballisradical : covers « the frequent collisions between football and radical politics ».

@rebelfootball : focuses on political and social protests in football matches, with a focus on anti-fascism.

The last three blogs are no longer updated, but they are well worth a read, and most of their articles are still very relevant.

Deep Technology Cleanse Ritual

There’s too much negativity on your dashboard or feed. Your likes, follows, and friends are too cluttered, and there’s not enough of the things that you like. You’re overwhelmed. You turn to witchcraft. 😄

A long, liberating, deep cleanse of your social media, your devices, and yourself.

Prep: Do what you do to get ready to clean your house, whatever makes you feel energized. Throw open the curtains, put your hair up, put on some Madonna, do your thing! Consider some essential oils or incense for cleansing and rejuvenation. This is a highly personalized exercise!

1. Plug in your devices. Phone, computer, etc. Sit among them quietly and visualize a pulsing blue light coming from them, fading into the air. Lay your hands on them, feel the cool of metal and glass, and the warmth of a million things happening at once beneath them. Visualize light glowing binary code rising from the screens and tickling your fingers. Breathe. Visualize blue light pulsing from you as well.

2. Now, we begin! Since we’re here already, start with the people you follow on Tumblr. Weed through and pluck out blogs that are no longer relevant to your interests, that are inactive, or that post things you dislike. Don’t feel guilty because they follow you too, or you followed them when you first joined, or even if they’re a former acquaintance. Think only of yourself, this is a positive environment for you, and you have to shape it to your needs.

3. Now head to your other social media and do the same thing. Twitter, Instagram, snapchat. Be brutal. This is your space. Tip for Facebook: a lot of us have family on there that we can’t delete without causing an incident, but it’s perfectly easy and completely undetectable to hide their posts from your newsfeed, so that uncle that posts all the pro-Trump propaganda won’t know that he raises your blood pressure, but you won’t have to see him. Also clear out your Facebook likes from when you were 14, and if there are any friends you reasonably think you can jettison, do it. Life is too short. Delete, clear cache, and breathe in the sweet smell of not having to see stressful things every minute of the damn day.

4. Next up, phone. (You might want to set up a virus/malware scan on your computer while you do this, to get rid of another layer of grime!) Give your contacts the same once over, block that spam number you keep forgetting to block, delete those texts from your ex friend, and while you’re at it, look for any old friends you wanna reconnect with, and make a note to shoot them a text when your cleanse is finished.

5. Tidy up your phone. Remove unnecessary apps, delete photos you don’t like (or move them onto your computer and start fresh with only your favorite shots), clear your cache on the apps you still want, and if you need to, clean the outside as well. Wipe the screen off with a soft cloth, take off the case and wipe out any debris or residue, adjust the screen protector, whatever you gotta do.

6. We have now reached the most fun part: Reintroducing things you like! Start with apps on your phone; find some new games to replace the ones you’ve got bored of, get a photo editor to have fun with all the selfies you’re about to take, try out that neat new app you heard about. While those are downloading (make sure to sort them into folders appropriately! Organization is your friend!) start finding pages to like on Facebook, and accounts to follow on Tumblr, twitter, Instagram, whatever else you like. You don’t have to subscribe to every single thing that interests you, but if something grabs you, go for it! you can always unfollow later!

7. Anything else bothering you that I didn’t cover? YouTube recommendations? Group chats that are no longer relevant? Unsorted photos? Weeds in a neglected Animal Crossing town? If you’ve ever looked at it on a screen and sighed with exasperation, now is the time to take care of it. Wipe off your computer screen, and if you have compressed air, clean out your keyboard. If you’ve still got the energy, tidy the workspace where you spend the most time with your devices.

8. Sit back and enjoy your good work, and the lasting effects for months to come! Repeat whenever necessary!

9. BONUS: Tuck away sigils for productivity, positivity, or whatever else you feel you need in your devices! Inside cases, in files, on wallpapers, etc. You may also wanna cleanse the room however you normally would, to make sure the negativity and stress you scrubbed out of your device is gone for good!!


So, here we are, my first spell! I’ve had a couple others in the crock for months, but this is the first one I’ve felt confident enough to finish. Go forth and own your technology, and don’t let it own you.

greensoulkindness  asked:

This is probably no longer relevant but when you answered question 26 a particular name caught my eye dyslex and so gotta ask did You See her queentale post also no I did not forget that the blog is filled with Frans NSFW but it didnt seem important

Yes I did see their Queentale post, I absolutely loved it! I reblogged it so its somewhere here on my blog :,) I love dyslex’s works hahaha.

I don’t see “how do you have the time ” as being at all relevant when used against antis.

I have a life, a demanding job, family, friends and plenty of other interests.

I spent longer on this blog when I was first getting my thoughts together but much less now.

Reality is what it is and I think Zayn, Liam, and Louis share as much of their lives as they choose with the basic underlying truths always being evident.

I don’t need to listen to every interview seeking contradictions or look for clues in every photo or social media interaction and tinhats reactions to events are so predictable it takes no time at all to confirm them.

But any time spent saying that bullying and harassing people is wrong is time well spent.

this is your heads up that for the next month my slow is going to be slower because i’m nanowrimoing and that word count will come first. i’m going to try and hit up at least one reply across my blogs every twenty-four hours, but we’ll see how that goes.

that said, my nano project is an extension of the bedelia/jess one i did year before last (the one that became the dee/jess story) combined with the sunset story (so it’ll have the other sunset ocs - deb, libby, clara, etc.) and one of my major personal projects. it’s also currently getting chapter updates here every other week. i’m hoping this will get me ahead enough to make the newer chapters significantly, uh, better.

but yeah. gonna not be the most here other than lurking for the next month.

anonymous asked:

I had a spiritual awakening this February, and after waking up I've felt very lonely and disconnected to my "friends" whom I see no longer serve me. When I'm with them I feel as if I'm taking steps backwards. I feel like they make me go back to my old materialistic, shallow, and self centered ways. How can I find kindred spirits to connect with and grow with? Is it time to cut them off? thank you

Awakening spiritually can often be a time of aloneness, but this shouldn’t necessarily be seen as a bad thing: in fact, seeing it as a bad thing is a trick of the ego, which is looking for a way out. It is also the reason you fall back into your old mind set whilst with friends - the ego see’s the chance to assert itself and takes it; it can be too easy to blame the friends, when actually they have very little to do with it. Try and remain mindful whilst out with them, and be careful not to get sucked into your old ways; it might take a while to do, but it can be done. Of course, if they’re doing things that you no longer enjoy doing then you will need to find a new tribe. Seek out a few spiritually themed shops and get talking to the owners/staff - they might be able to give you the heads up about relevant courses, events or festivals happening in the local area. And then it’s all about putting yourself out there. You can also seek out others people on Tumblr who live nearby: if your blog reflects your vibe, seek out those that are similar and send out a few messages - again, it’s about putting yourself out there. Feel free to send me a message.. who knows, I might be just down the road from you and I’m always willing to meet up with kindred spirits :)