this will be ongoing

hey kids

you know why I like redemption narratives? because a redemption narrative says: no matter how broken or wrong or bad or stupid or ridiculous or harmful or sad or terrible, you can atone.

there is still a road back. it might be rocky and steep, complicated and messy. walking it may take all your life. you may lose your foothold, slip and fall back into the abyss, but the wall is still there. the ascent is still there. hard is not the same as impossible.

you are never too far gone. you are never beyond saving. 

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mugwort - happiness
lilac - first emotions of love 

sketches of my boy (Damien) that I’m uploading before 3 years pass and I improve too much to dig my past/present out like this 

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Fantastic Wizards and Where to Find Them: A Field Guide

Close persons and friends may appreciate a list of all things Newt Scamander-related, to help them understand how to care for this unique creature.  Here is a composed list, which shall be ongoing.  Fantastic Wizards and Where to Find Them: A Field Guide - pg 1.

Brief notes and Findings:

  • When very deep in thought, Newt will usually put something to or in his mouth.  Fingers pressed to lips, wand between teeth, or, in unfortunate circumstances, tie being chewed on.  These are the signs of a happy, productive Newt, and should not be bothered.  Make note to check back in several hours, as this Newt is likely to forget to eat.
  • An angered, protective Newt is a very dangerous Newt.  He is very easily recognizable by sharp, command-like instructions, nonverbal spells cast at your assailant(s), and a need to stand in front of you.  Note: This Newt is not harmful to you, and once all external dangers are removed, should be gently and cautiously talked down, both with quiet words and soft touches.  Some outside assistance may be required; i.e. a light calming draught or a fluffy, non-violent creature.
  • When frustrated, Newt can become exceedingly waspish and sarcastic.  Do not take these attacks to heart, and give him space.  Your Newt will come to you with a proper apology eventually, and you can help him work through his most recent problem then.
  • Even at the best of times, a happy and content Newt will forget about basic necessities, such as eating and sleeping.  It is important to make sure that he is getting enough of both, and has regular contact with those outside of his case, regardless of current research.  Note: Exceptions must be made for creature hatchings, births, or injuries.  Newt will not respond to any outside force during these times.
  • While very shy, Newt is an extremely tactile creature himself.  If it’s noted that he has spent too much time sequestered away with his creatures, attempt small, forward gestures and light hair pettings.  A Newt who is comfortable with you may offer cautious touches or hugs in return.  Be sure to accept these, and reward all interpersonal behaviour with smiles, affectionate words, and treats. Note: Chocolate and marzipan are always accepted.  
skam fic rec masterpost

here’s a huge fic rec list of some fics that i have read and am currently reading and im in love with

big thanks to fic writers! yall are amazing and so important to the fandom <3

(ps i’m so sorry i had to shorten up the summaries on some of them so it wouldnt be too long!!)

(pps i update this very frequently as i read so feel free to come back from time to time to look for any new fics!)

make sure you read the trigger warnings for some fics as they can get angsty

okay here we go :) happy reading <3

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Drawing-break: Sophie Hatter, from Diana Wynne Jones’ Howl’s Moving Castle. I love the film, but I love how she talks to the hats in the book!