to celebrate the start of the season

Things to do for Imbolc
  • Take a white candle an inscribe it with a bind-rune or sigil symbolizing new beginnings. Then sit quietly with it and watch it slowly burn down, while meditating and visualizing everything that you want 2015 to be, what you want to accomplish, lessons you want to learn, and make peace with the year that has just passed. Invite the light back in. 
  • Bake some bread! Plaited loaves are fairly traditional for this time of year, but baking any cake or bread is a good way to start the new season.
  • Make a Brigid’s cross. You can create these from rope, string, corn or stiff grass stems, and once you get the hang of them they’re fairly easy to create. Hang them up in a doorway to welcome the fresh new energies of spring into your home. 
  • Spring clean! Clean everything as much as you can, from top to bottom, and collect anything that you don’t want anymore and give it away to charity. Sprinkle some banishing powder around your floor and as you sweep up that and the dirt imagine all the negativity and toxic energies from the previous year behind swept away to be replaced with good vibes. Be sure to dispose of the sweepings outside your home, rather than in an indoor bin. You want to remove them completely!
  • Acquire a white length of ribbon and on the eve of Imbolc tie it up somewhere outside your home, for example on your front door handle or on a tree branch if you have any trees in your garden. The legend goes that Brigid will visit your home and bless the ribbon, making it grow longer! Be sure to measure its length before and after you bring it inside to check if you’ve been blessed! You can then tie it around your Brigid’s cross or make something with it. Just be sure to display it somewhere in your home to bring you the luck of the Goddess. 
  • Make a list of things you want to achieve in 2015, and read them aloud. The Universe is listening and will help you to achieve them. 
  • Make an Imbolc alter to honour the festival and the Goddess Brigid. You can decorate your alter with whatever you deem to be spring-like; candles, snowdrops, herbs, white ribbons and bread offerings are all fairly traditional. 
  • Make an Imbolc lunch/dinner. Invite everyone you love around and cook something special. Traditional springtime dishes include potato and leek soup, curd cheese, lamb stew, eggs, crescent cakes, soda bread, roast lamb, oat cakes and homemade bread. 

Have a safe and blessed Imbolc everyone!

How Newt prepares for Christmas

This is how I imagine Newt Scamander would be celebrating Christmas.

1. He loves the holiday season. He loves how festive and nice people tend to be around this time.

2. He is the kind of person who would start Christmas shopping on November 1st.

3. He buys all kinds of decoration stuff. Way too many to be frank. When the shopkeeper asks him as to why he requires that many amount of lights and stars and bells. He merely replies by saying. “Oh! I-i am having a grand party”

4. Which is true. But the party isn’t for humans, it’s for his Beasties.

5. He makes sure he has a present for each and every creature in his case.

6. He also makes sure he has presents for all his acquaintances he met during his travels.

7. He decorates all the habitats in his case with passion. The animals catch his excitement too.

8. He makes sure to save the shiny objects for last because of the niffler.

9. He makes tiny bow truckle size sweater for Pickett because Pickett is his favourite though he never would acknowledge it out loud.

10. It’s a feast for the animals on Christmas Eve. They get all kinds of treat.

11. The star on top of the Christmas tree always goes missing thanks to the niffler.

12. On Christmas eve, he lights a small bonfire in his case and reads a Christmas story to all his animals.

13. As he continues to read the story, he slowly drifts away and falls asleep. Dougal and the niffler sleep in close proximity.

14. He wakes up to find an intricate golden pocket watch or and expensive looking ornament every Christmas. He knew it was the niffler’s idea of a present.

15. He wiped away the tears of joy as only he could see how marvellous his creatures are and how well they understood him. Christmas truly was his favourite time of the year.

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‘As we wait for his next petitioner to arrive, I ask whether Bob’s days as a community activist are behind him now that celebrity has arrived. He’s busier now, after all, and it wouldn’t be the first time someone started toning down their rhetoric once they entered the public eye. He doesn’t hesitate: “I’ve always said that I will be where I’m needed most,” he replies. “There was a time when I was needed on the front line, yelling, getting arrested. I feel like now, now I’m needed more advocating from this side of the jail cell. But if there ever comes a time where I need to be on the front line, that’s where I’ll be."’

In Bob We Trust: New York’s Newest Reigning Drag Queen Snatches America’s Wig

Hey LITs! It’s been another great year for this fandom with another amazing season gone and by. And some people have been asking if i’ll be holding the same Shipathon I did last summer, and the answer is an enthusiastic yes!

Last spring, me (queerseth) and some other LITs had the idea to spread a celebration of all of our wonderful ships over three months, since three is the magic number, and it also leads up perfectly to when the show will return in the fall! Just like last year, this year’s Shipathon will be taking place over the summer and into the fall, from the start of July to the end of September. 

Each week has a designated ship/relationship/group of relationships, and for each week you can do whatever you want to celebrate that relationship - gifs, videos, writing, edits, playlists, just posting about what you like about that relationship! We tried to be as inclusive as possible!

Just like last year, the ships are chosen based off of what is most prevalent in the show and in the fandom. This fandom isn’t very big, so trust me when we tell you, we know it like the back of our hand. But if you have a ship that isn’t included, remember that this is only a guideline for a general celebration of ships and you can post about whatever rare ship you want! Just remember to tag it with #librariansshipathon so that we can all see it, find it, and so that I can reblog it to this blog, which will serve as a kind of archive. 

With 5 months until July still, I’m posting this now to give us all as much time as possible to prepare! Last year we had less time but it still went off wonderfully, let’s see what we can do this year, to fill the void of the hiatus!

NOTE: This isn’t just about romance! You can appreciate the dynamics between these characters in any way you want! Please respect everyone’s ships and interpetations, no hate here!

Week 1 -  July 1-7 -  Eve/Flynn

Week 2 - July 8-14 - Cassandra/Estrella, Cassandra/Lamia, Cassandra/Any minor female character 

Week 3 - July 15-21- Jenkins/Cassandra, Jenkins/Ezekiel, Jenkins/Jake

Week 4 - July 22-28 - Cindy/Ezekiel

Week 5 - July 29 - August 5 - Jake/Ezekiel

Week 6 - August 6-12 - Flynn/Ezekiel, Flynn/Cassandra, Flynn/Jake

Week 7 - August 13-19 - Cassandra/Eve, Jake/Eve, Ezekiel/Eve

Week 8 - August 20 - 26 - Flynn/Moriarty

Week 9 - August  27 - September 2 - Cassandra/Ezekiel

Week 10 - September 3 - 9 - Jake/Cassandra/Ezekiel

Week 11 - September 10 - 16 - Jake/Cassandra

Week 12 - September 17 - 23 - Eve/Moriarty

Week 13 - September 24 - 30 - Flynn/Eve/Moriarty

otsara (march 21)

ostara (also spelled eostre) is the sabbat in which the first day of spring is celebrated. it symbolizes a new life and a new start, and is represented by rabbits and eggs. ostara is a great day to celebrate the changing of the warmer season, and the changing of yourself as you progress spiritually. 

as ostara becomes closer, we will begin to see changes in weather, and changes in our daily moods. these are some common herbs, colors, crystals, and food associated with this sabbat. 

herbs
-lavender
-spring flowers
-lemon balm
-rose hips
-thyme

colors
-pastel green
-pastel blue
-pastel pink
-pastel yellow
-pastel purple

crystals
-jasper
-clear quartz
-rose quartz
-aquamarine

food
-leafy greens
-lamb dishes
-seeds
-egg dishes

celebrating
-start your spring garden! (herb garden)
-long walk to watch the season change
-make some rose sugar
-herbal work (herb masterpost

629: Yeti 

LETS START OFF THE CELEBRATIONS EARLY! Whats a good name for it, hmmm….

Cryptimas?

Hauntukkah?

Kwanzaalien?

Okay that last one was really bad. But this will be a theme week for this week until New Years Day! If you have a festive cryptid, alien, or ghost in mind send me a message!!! Tis the season after all~

Enjoy some LGBTQ Yetis Skating Through An European Town With Toys!

Mistletoe : a Josh Dun imagine part 1

A/N: Hey guys! Sorry I was gone for so long, life has unexpected twists and turns that we’re not always prepared for, and I guess this certain thing kind of caught me off guard. It’s okay though, I’m here now and I hope it stays that way. So in celebration of 400 followers, I was thinking of maybe starting up another Josh Dun series seeing as how well you guys all loved Rainy Days! This one is also going to be gender neutral and a reader imagine, Christmas themed because of the season, but I don’t know how long I’m going to make it. Thanks for all the love and support and I will get to the requests eventually, don’t worry! Xoxo

Clutching the ticket in your hand, taking a shaky breath, you took a seat and stared up at the bright screen above the door. It read half an hour until departure, and you had plenty of time. Quickly exchanging glances with your suitcase, back to the ticket in your hand, to your suitcase again, you couldn’t help but feel a certain nervousness bubble up inside you. This was your first time going on a plane alone and you couldn’t help but feel a little anxious. Your grandparents were expecting you to fly halfway across the country to go visit them, going as far as paying your ticket and even allowing you to stay with them, and your parents had made the decision before you even had a say in it. So before you could even begin to protest, they had booked all the plans and sent you off to the airport, where you were practically destined to fail.

Not only were you extremely terrible at getting to places on time and following navigation directions, but you were afraid of asking for help and didn’t like being alone in unfamiliar places. Much less, you weren’t even that comfortable with your grandparents, and the last time you had seen them was probably five years ago. Nevertheless, you were stuck in a situation you couldn’t escape from, so you decided you’d just have to live with it. You pulled out your phone, attempting to try and distract yourself from your jittery nerves. Christmas was only a week away, and you couldn’t even spend it with your own family and friends. You frowned when you realized this meant missing out on most traditions, like baking sugar cookies in the middle of the night or watching Hallmark specials while wrapping presents. You sighed, leaning back in your chair and tried to calm down, opening up your music and inserting an earbud, cranking up the volume and getting lost in the lyrics.

It wasn’t long before you felt someone shake your shoulders, notifying you that departure time had started. You cautiously boarded the plane, the knot in your stomach only tightening and your hands growing shaky as you stepped aboard, walking down the aisle and looking for your seat. You traveled down, until you looked up, reading the familiar combination of letters and numbers as the one displayed on your ticket. You took a deep breath, then opened up the upper compartment, sticking your suitcase in and then taking a seat. You glanced at the person who you’d be sitting beside, the one who got the window seat. He was a guy about your age, wearing earbuds as well, a sweatshirt and snapback, curly pink hair poking out of the top, ripped jeans, and black sneakers. You sat down beside him, and that’s when he turned to look at you, doing a double take. He instantly smiled, before quickly plucking out an earbud, then proceeding to yank out the other. “Looks like you’ll be my plane buddy today, huh?” he wondered, toothy grin helping you relax. His face scrunched up when he smiled, his eyes squinting and his lips tugging at the edges, and it was adorable.

“I guess,” you shrugged, trying on a smile yourself. For some reason, it felt natural, like all your worries had just faded away.

“I’m Josh,” he extended a hand, which you shook, the friendly gesture helping you feel more comfortable. “You’ll probably forget about me by the time the plane ride is over, but it’s nice to get to know you anyways.”

“I doubt I’ll ever forget a guy with hot pink hair,” you chuckled. “I’m y/n.”

“Ah, I almost forgot,” he laughed, looking up at the strands poking out from under his hat. “I guess that would make me stand out.”

“I’m not as outspoken,” you admitted. “No crazy hair or amazing talent.”

“You’ve got a stunning smile,” he complimented. “That’s worth remembering.”

“Not really, but thanks,” you blushed.

“Not really?” he raised his eyebrows. “I think your smile beats pink hair any day.”

You were about to respond, but the flight attendant interrupted your thoughts, clearing her throat on the loud speaker and announcing take off. You and Josh exchanged an awkward glance before buckling your seatbelts, then the lights dimmed down, the engine revving up and the plane about to take off. When you finally got into the air, you couldn’t help but look out the window and marvel at the clouds. There was light rain, but nothing terrible, and the view was amazing. “It’s so pretty,” you whispered.

“Yes it is,” Josh nodded. “I always love getting the window seat.”

“So what brings you here?” you inquired. “You know, like on the plane and stuff? Traveling?”

“I’m trying to get to my best friend for the holidays,” he explained. “He’s stuck in the recording studio currently and I want to spend Christmas with him.”

“Ah that’s nice,” you sighed.

“How about you?” he asked.

“I’m supposed to visit my grandparents,” you informed. “I don’t really know them that well, I’m sort of nervous actually.”

“Don’t be,” he shook his head. “You’ll be fine. I mean, with that great smile and your amazing attitude, I’m sure they’ll love you.”

“Thanks,” you couldn’t help but smile. “So this best friend, what are they like?”

“He’s great, I love Tyler,” his face brightened up. “We’re in a band together actually. We’re working on some new music, I’m trying to get to the studio, spend the holiday together. He’s really funny, and smart, and he writes these amazing lyrics. It blows my mind. I mean, the dude’s been through a lot, but it’s great. He’s so nice and he really connects with the fans, he’s amazing.”

“He sounds like an awesome guy,” you grinned.

“He is,” Josh agreed.

“So you’re in a band?” you raised an eyebrow. “What do you play?”

“I play drums,” he answered. “For Twenty One Pilots. It’s just me and Tyler, a duo kind of thing, but I wouldn’t want it any other way.”

“What’s it like? I’m sure you have a lot of fans, and tours, and concerts and stuff. Is it hard?” you wondered. “I think I’d probably drop dead with that many people counting on me.”

“Nah, it’s not as bad as people make it out to be,” he reassured. “it’s very busy and hectic, and yeah, it gets super stressful sometimes, but I love it. The fans make everything worth it, especially all the hard work Tyler puts into the show, and me too. It’s my favorite thing in the world. I have my dream job, and that’s not something a whole lot of people get to have in their lifetime.”

“That’s true,” you scoffed. “I’m stuck at home half the time.”

“Why? What do you want to do?” he inquired.

“Photography,” you sighed. “But my parents say it’s not an actual job. They want me to be an engineer or something stupid like that. I’m not good at any of those things though. I like art and music and photography and things like that.”

“Sounds amazing,” he remarked. “And actually, photography is a huge job. They get paid a pretty good amount if they get the right employer.”

“I guess we’ll just have to see what happens,” you sighed. “Life works out in the end.”

“That’s true,” he began. “But not always. Sometimes you have to take that leap of faith and just reach out for an opportunity. Otherwise, you never know.”

“You never know,” you whisper repeated those last words.

“Yeah,” he nodded. “You just got to go for it.”

“Maybe that’s what I should do,” you thought aloud.

“You should,” he winked. “I think it’d be good for you.” He yawned, pulling down the blinds on the window, then chuckled, closing his eyes and slouching back into his seat, drifting off to sleep, making you think about what he had just said.

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Hey everyone! To celebrate our most beloved TV mom, I decided to start a Lorelai Gilmore Appreciation Week. From March 06 to March 12 you can post anything you want (graphics, gifs, videos, etc! go wild) as long as it’s about Lorelai and it fits the theme. Don’t forget to use the tag #lgaw17 in the first five tags so everyone can see your creation! 

Here are the daily themes:

  • day 1, 03/06: favorite season
  • day 2, 03/07: favorite relationship
  • day 3, 03/08: favorite tropes or traits
  • day 4, 03/09: favorite scene(s)
  • day 5, 03/10: favorite looks
  • day 6, 03/11: favorite quote(s)
  • day 7, 03/12: free choice

I hope you guys can be a part of it! Shoot me a message if you have any questions, and have fun! ♥️️

St. Andrew’s Day Aesthetic

St. Andrew’s Day is Scotland’s official national day. In 2006, the Scottish Parliament designated St Andrew’s Day as an official bank holiday. It is also a national holiday in Romania (since 2015). The celebration of St Andrew as a national festival is thought to originate from the reign of Malcolm III (1034–1093). It was thought that ritual slaughter of animals associated with Samhain was moved to this date, so as to assure enough animals were kept alive for winter. But it is only in more recent times that the 30 November has been given national holiday status.

In Scotland, and many countries with Scottish connections, St Andrew’s Day is marked with a celebration of Scottish culture with traditional Scottish food, music and dance. In Scotland the day is also seen as the start of a season of Scottish winter festivals encompassing St Andrew’s Day, Hogmanay and Burns Night. There are week-long celebrations in the town of St Andrews and in some other Scottish cities.

It is said that when Saint Andrew was crucified he requested it to be on a soltire, or X shaped cross, because he deemed himself unworthy of using Christ’s cross. This is why the Scottish flag has an X on it.

How episode 12 will go down
  • History maker shall be sung for the last time by everyone. No one will skip the intro. No one.
  • Everyone screaming at what “let’s end this” means.
  • Everyone crying/more screaming during the middle of the episode. e.g. at all the ships, all the victuuri, all the free skates, etc.
  • More crying at the two new songs introduced.
  • Even more crying/screaming when the Yuri’s skate to them.
  • Everyone will watch every last second of the episode in case anything else happens.
  • Once it has ended, everyone will wander aimlessly with no more purpose.
  • People will watch the whole season start to end with no breaks.
  • The fanfics will start breaking out.
  • Constant cosplays will roam the streets.
  • When a season 2 is confirmed, everyone will celebrate.
  • Then every year on December 21st there will be Yuri-con, that is held at the ice rinks that every skater has trained at.

This will go down in history

We were born to make it.

New Year, Mr. Robot season 1 marathon!!!

I’ll start it at 6PM EST tomorrow to celebrate the new year. Everyone is invited and if you haven’t seen Mr.  Robot before you’re free to join us so you can watch it for the first time.

Bring your own food and snacks AND ALCOHOL!!! Gotta have booze on New Years Eve.

 A marathon perfect for the socially awkward people on here who have nothing better to do on New Years than to watch another socially awkward person try to destroy the world economy woooooo.

I’ll post the link tomorrow, but hit me up if you need a personal reminder and I’ll directly message you. :)

friendly reminder that theres a big difference between comics timkon and the cartoon young justice timkon

like for example, in the comics theyre approximately the same mental age (bearing in mind that kon has a lot less worldly experience and may act a bit less mature)– but in the cartoon, tim is 14 when hes introduced in season 2, whereas we see conner celebrate his 21st birthday. even if he’s only been around for a few years, he still started out mentally 16 and went on from there.

ive made posts abt this before but yall… now that yj is getting a season 3 please be mindful that the cartoon isn’t the comics. if you want more tim and conner interactions, please please please bear in mind that conner is mentally 21 and tim is still a minor for several more years. if they have a relationship, it will be that of friends, teammates, a big brother-little brother dynamic, or of a mentor and student.

i get that fanon isn’t canon, but there are a lot of younger people that will be watching this show. not everyone is aware that the cartoon deviates so much from the comics. so if you normalize a pairing between a 14 year old and a 21 year old, you might be telling younger kids that this is okay.

it’s one thing to want your ship to be canon across all universes–but please be mindful of what your ship could be teaching someone who doesn’t know better.

The thing you probably don’t understand if you aren’t American is that Thanksgiving is a HUGE family holiday here. It’s the start of our holiday season and it’s not something you just miss with no reason. So going somewhere with your fake boyfriend, when he and his family don’t celebrate the holiday and your family does and is super close is just so sad and desperate. Especially when you consider the other events for her career she has skipped this year for stunting opportunities.

I’m starting a new tradition this year in honor of my familiar that crossed the rainbow bridge. Since I can’t spoil him with presents like I used to, I’ll donate some kitty cat goodies to my local cat sanctuary. It’s the season of giving after all.

Voltron Week 2k17 is up and running!!! This event will be held the week leading up to the Season 2 premiere of Voltron: Legendary Defender on January 20, 2017. Please join us to celebrate all aspects of the Voltron community!!

(Please read the RULES AND FAQ before participating)

Each day for 7 days, starting January 14 and ending January 20, two prompts will be given that you can choose from and create a piece of fanwork. It can be anything involving Voltron, from art to writing to graphics and more!!


PROMPTS:

Day 1 (January 14): Garrison/Altea

Day 2 (January 15): Flashback/Future

Day 3 (January 16): Diplomacy/Fancy

Day 4 (January 17): Family/Holidays

Day 5 (January 18): Earth/Space

Day 6 (January 19): AU/ Crossover

Day 7 (January 20): Reunion/ Free Day

(More info on the prompts can be found in the Rules and FAQ)

Once this event begins, please tag all Voltron Week work with #voltronweek2k17 so it can be reblogged on the Official Voltron Week Blog. Please read the FAQ for more information on additional tagging.


If you plan to participate, please do reblog this post to spread awareness! If you have any questions not on the FAQ or not already asked and answered, send them in an Ask to the Voltron Week Blog and we’ll answer ASAP.

Thank you and we’re so excited to see what happens!!


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