How do pugsley and Lydia get along? Are Wednesday and beetlejuice buds? (I love thos so much btw!)
As an artist, Lydia appreciates Pugsly’s collection of tortures devices. And it sets them up for a pretty nice friendship. Pugsly also likes anyone who makes it on his sisters good side. Which is a very select few.
And Beej has a general distaste for anyone who isnt Lydia. And an even bigger distaste for anyone who tries to “take his place” as her bestfriend. So he’s not her biggest fan. Wednesday just finds him irritating at best, but shes mostly indifferent.
Said I was gonna make a animal friendly set of a “bone” Divination set. Here’s the start! I find things that have fallen from trees or I find or have been given to me. That odin/hag stone and ring were from France :)
“I want people to die or convert” isn’t an argument, Daddy Dara. “It’s unnatural and unhealthy” (with only anecdotal evidence as back-up) is an argument, and one that you’ve used a lot at that. No matter how many professionals are in support of otherkin, you’ll always turn your back to them in favor of your own preconceived notions, just like the Westboro Baptist Church.
Being otherkin isn’t a choice. That’s part of the definition and has always been part of the definition. Choosing to identify as non-human is called copinglinking. Can you at the very least pretend to know on which people you are hating?
It’s also quite interesting how you ignore the point on paganism. Every single argument you’ve used can also be used for pagan religions, especially those with a focus on witchcraft. Based in “unreality” as Moose so eloquently put it once? Check. Not an organised belief system? Check. Preferring metaphysical explanations for medical issues and thus refusing doctor visits? Check. Unhealthy? Plenty of people would indeed say that. Causes people harm? Oh, if only you knew how many pagan cults are out there. Draws young people into areas where misinformation, manipulation, and “““delusional””” ideas are rampant? Let’s just say that a lot of witches on tumblr are in no way of legal age.
But you never go for the witches.
- Mod Thistle, who
of course think all those arguments are either bullshit or vast exaggerations, and is just repeating what Dara has said
Honestly thistle bein a gay witch sounds like my kind of jam that’s what I butter my toast with in the morning that’s my bowl of peaches and cream if I do say so myself and I do say so Woa my boy thistle he’s gonna tear shit up and write sigils for his plants to grow big and strong and put protection spells in Gear’s tea what a strong string bean wow
I have a silly question. I can't remember if it was you or someone yes, but I found a poem about a witch? I think it was titled something like "thistle witch," but I honestly cannot remember and I'm sorry. I'm trying your find it and I know this one s super vague, but I think it was written by you so I thought I'd see if it rang any bells. If not, don't worry. I just thought I'd try. It's nagging at me because I really liked it but lost it by mistake.
This is one of those words that starts sounding weird as soon as you say it twice in a row. Thistle, thistle, thistle… anyway, shoutout to @thecrackedamethyst to suggesting this(tle).
Scientific name: Cirsium sp. There are other things that are called thistles, but Circiums are what I (and most people) familiar with–other plants could sub in for metaphoric or symbolic uses of thistles, but obviously their chemistry and habits will be slightly to substantially different. Research before you substitute!
Common names: (Some of these are specific to particular Circium species) Common thistle, field thistle, wavyleaf thistle, Flodman’s thistle, grey thistle, bull thistle, spear thistle, plume thistle
Appearance: Varies by species, but typically plants range from quite small to nearly 3 ft tall. Growth tends to be largely vertical, with alternating lobed leaves typically bearing spines. Leaves and stem may be downy or hairy. Blooms through most of the growing season with disc-like flowers common to all Asteraceas that may be pink, purple, white, or yellow. The base of the flower is often enlarged and prickly.
Range: Most species within Cirsium are native to Europe, Asia, and northern Africa–however, the handful of species native to North America are incredibly robust and have thoroughly established themselves across the continent.
Historical and medicinal uses: Taken internally, thistles are generally emetic–they produce vomiting, alongside any other benefit that may be had if taken in great quantities. The strength of this varies in species, and though all are edible, take care–there’s a non-zero chance you’ll have terrible digestion, or worse. Generally the older the leaves are, the worse this effect is.
Most thistles also produce sweating, useful for breaking a fever among other things. Some say they provide energy–I have a friend who drinks thistle tea like coffee in the morning–but I’ve never experienced this myself.
Associations and Potential Uses: I consult a lot of web stuff as well as my books when I’m working on these posts, and in researching I came across this herbalriot post that describes (milk) thistle as “snake enraging.” I have no experience with that, just thought I’d share it.
Thistles’ use is manyfold in magic: when included in protective washes, satchels, or spells, it protects the home from storms and lightning. Carrying it improves strength and vitality; it’s a fairly common ingredient in spells for sex or sex magic as well. It can be used to summon spirits but also to provide protection from the same.
Despite its fairly vicious appearance, it’s worth noting that many practicioners (including myself) have had just no luck using it as a component in hexing or baneful work. Despite appearances, thistle rarely bears ill will–it would rather empower than break down.