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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.

Infusions

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.

Decoctions

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.

Tinctures

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.

Vinegars

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.

Syrups

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.

Poultices

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

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.

Salves

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.

I need or more blogs to follow!

I cleaned out most of my inactive/no longer relevant blogs and now I really need some new ones! Reblog this if you post:

RWBY
The Walking Dead
One Piece
Marvel & DC
Nintendo (Mario, Pokemon, FE, LoZ)
Danganronpa
Star Wars
Steven Universe
Sherlock
RWBY Chibi
Cosplay

I’m especially looking for more:
Art Blogs
SFW Anime Blogs
Funny Gif, Quote, or Funny Anything Blogs

I’ll follow any of them that I like! Thanks!

do you like my graphics? do you want your graphics to look like mine? do you wanna help fix your local roleplayer’s money troubles? then you’ve come to the right place!

i’m sure you’ve seen my reblog my art commissions post, but this seems a little more relevant to this blog. prices are as follows!

MOBILE HEADERS – $10

BACKGROUNDS – $15

PROMOS – $10

TITLE BANNERS – $5 per

ICONS – $1 per icon ($10 for 10 icons, etc)

EXTRA COSTS

  • to make anything into a GIF, it’s an added $10. this also applies to the “per” items, like icons. GIF icons would be $11 per icon in this case.
  • if you want the actual PSD, giving you total reign over changing anything and everything about the item, it’s an added $30.
  • because graphics take me longer to make than artwork, i charge by the hour. minimum wage where i live is $7.25. i charge $8 by the hour.
  • icons in a cutout shape (as in not the standard square) are an extra $2 per, meaning a total of $3 per icon. cutouts take me way more time than regular icons.

TO COMMISSION ME, feel free to send me an ask (NOT AN IM) on this blog, or email me at colorinplatinum@gmail.com

all transactions are made through paypal, which is under the same email as listed above. details such as colors, sizes, etc will be determined in private!

I want to follow more blogs!

I cleaned out a bunch of inactive/no longer relevant blogs and now I really need some new ones! Reblog this if you post:

Rooster Teeth
Achievement Hunter
Funhaus
Sorta Malicious Gaming
RWBY
Dooley Notes Gaming
Ray Narvaez Jr (and his twitch streams)
Lazer Team
RWBY Chibi

I’m also looking for more:
Harry Potter
Lord of the Rings

And I’ll follow any of them that I like! Thanks!

do u ever forget to unfollow someone whos no longer relevant to your interests and like all their posts just become so terrible but…
you just, keep following, seeing their weird vent-posts about their dickish signif other or their weird abuse complex or obsession with a fake fanon of a fictnl character or arguments with anons and youre just like….so this is what its like in the outside world… wild…

I need more blogs to follow

my dash is no longer relevant to my current fandoms so i need more blogs to follow!

Please like/reblog if you post a lot of the following and i might follow u!!

-Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood

-SNK

-Elfen Lied

-Deadman Wonderland

-Cosplay

-Gantz

-Kiachou wa maid-sama

-Tokyo Ghoul

-GOT

-SAO

-Higurashi

-Marvel

-ATLA

-Skyrim

-Basically any anime

—I mainly reblog gifs or fan/official art—

important (i’ve remade)

okay so like i’ve had this blog for a solid 4+ years and its getting really cluttered to the point where i can’t keep track of who im following anymore and i am in mutuals with with people who post stuff that aren’t relevant to my blog and interests at all.

 i’ve also lost motivation to even bother to reblog let alone create the moodboards and aesthetics i used to do. so the solution i’ve come up with is to move blogs where i can leave this clusterfuck behind and start over.

you can find my new blog here, i’ll be following any aesthetic/book related blogs as well as long term mutuals back! (i’m gonna go through the archive on this blog and add stuff to my queue shortly.)

as of now this blog is no longer active/wil be posting. 

k. this blog will no longer post any updates on emoj-chan!

CUZ I QUIT! -flips table- ……..no? not buying it? okay. i was joking. obv

im just making another blog for emoj-chan since i just wanted this blog to be where i chillax. like posting random stuff while giving 0 shit about it. 

i wont be answering anymore questions that’s relevant to emoj-chan in this blog. but .probably MIGHT reblog the full game here MAYYYYBE. 

NEW BLOG FOR EMOJ-CHAN IS HERRRE

will post stuff there soon. ;3c and that’s also where we’re gonna have a little discussion on that survey….

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:

A LONG LIST OF STUFF RELEVANT TO SCIENCE, IN THE ORDER THAT IT OCCURS, BEGINNING IN JANUARY 2015

  • 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.