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Part 2 witch!au!!! I wanna know more about their deal and why Neil's not Andrews familiar!

Neil is not Andrew’s familiar because he is not a spirit. Familiars are essentially the essence of a witch’s spirit and inner self taking the form of an animal. Gaining a familiar is a complicated process and requires blood magic, and Neil wasn’t summoned to Andrew’s side. It’s kind of hard to explain, but you know *jazz hands* magic.

As for the deal, it went something like this:

  • it’s the beginning of summer and andrew is tired
  • being around annoyances for nine months was exhausting and the only reason andrew is letting kevin inside his car is because of their promise
  • kevin stays in the car when andrew goes out
  • not too far but far enough that andrew can pretend to be alone
  • except there’s a cat in the tree above him that’s practically suffocating in binding magic
  • really, it’s a surprise that the cat’s even keeping himself upright
  • andrew… well, he’s not about to let a cat suffer so he takes the cat and does some magic to dispel the bind
    • side note: binding magic isn’t bad in any way
    • it’s usually used to make teammates/partners stronger
    • it can also be used as a sort of marriage ceremony
    • typically, binding magic isn’t permanent and requires the consent of all parties
    • however, the deal with the cat was that a taboo sort of binding spell was used so that he wouldn’t be able to escape his master without causing pain unto himself
    • that spell is not public knowledge–only the influential are meant to know about it
    • back to the story

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Being stuck in the closet has never made me anything but vicious and unforgiving.

Okay, I was thinking about what Dumbledore saw in the Mirror of Erised (cause I’m reading this awesome fanfic with that part in it) and decided that he was being truthful when he said that he was holding socks.
But he didn’t tell the whole truth.
Dumbledore saw himself receiving a pair of poorly knitted, multicolored socks made by his alive, sane sister who is laughing at his expression. Next to her is Aberforth, holding a statue of a goat with a mildly annoyed expression. Grindelwald is sitting next to Dumbledore, their thighs pressed together, as he laughs both at Aberforth and at Albus, amused at Ariana’s choice in presents. Albus and Grindelwald are wearing matching rings. They’re all just out of their teens and ready to change the world for the better.

I told my friend that I would explain myself in words that’ll sing where I’ve lost voice, but all I wanted to write about was to you. You who slowly accepts the fate of why the moon still listens to what exactly it is that the wolves do say, within such pain, do we recognize the truth that is being said? Let me ask you something personal. Are you happy? Do you sleep on that bed knowing that tomorrow will be your last? Or maybe you imagine it’ll be a month from today. Or maybe in some mysterious way, you dream that it won’t happen, maybe in your head, you don’t get to die at all. In some ways, you’re right. If you’re perfect, or if you’re not, I’ll keep you alive. If you’re words or a broken sentence, I’ll write you down, and yes, you’re my stranger, but I’m no stranger to my strangers, I’m the strangest thing in my head. I don’t know about today and what it’ll bestow, but if I could take a little bit of your time, I just want you to feel okay. I’ve never fallen in love with any fictional characters, but if I wrote you down as a lovely verse I’d read you ever night. I’d fall in love with the very sound of the way tongue and mouth works together to produce speech. I know it’s all in a paragraph and you may close your books soon, but it’ll all go right. You don’t tell me if you read anymore, and I may be too late, but I’ll still write because it’s more of a blessing than a curse as of late. When I think I want to quit and my lungs filled with tar breathe raspingly, I still imagine what it would be like to be there for you. I know death is a gift life gives to us in hopes that we live without regrets, but if you’re anything like me, I align the stars to match smiles that I’ve long forgotten and yes, we don’t get to be forgiven, in truth, even if we are, we can never forgive ourselves and that’s why I consider this writing a curse. My pen has an imprint of my heart on the side of the ink that never gets to spill and these loose leaf papers try to become my skin, but I no longer bleed blood, I’m just a bunch of reading that we haven’t gotten around to doing and it’s a whole lot of nothing if we’re not believing in anything. I’ve never flown a kite in my childhood, some would say I grew up too soon, I didn’t get to enjoy the little things, and maybe that’s why I write. I’ve been flying these kites, I’ve been using your hope as my strings and though they may be paper in the end, I still write and I still think that if some day I stop, you won’t truly be alive even if your soul makes its way into the next sentence, I also wonder about mine and what songs it’ll pick once I leave this place and no, it’s not my time yet, so I’ll write these run on sentences with my typos because I live on the edge of every word we’ve always wanted to stutter but never could.

And I guess that’s why–

—  Why I write about you
harsh words for the signs
  • <p> <b><p></b> <b>Aries:</b> your persistance can be an amazing thing but sometimes its too much and you never let anything go. you hold onto your bitterness and you let it devour you until you're numb to everything.<p/><b>Taurus:</b> i'm scared that the way you speak is going to end up ruining her, your inconsistency is a poison that will run through her veins and i wish you could hold your word.<p/><b>Gemini:</b> you always manage to find a way to hurt me and force your way into my system. just when i think my bruises have started to go yellow and my scars have faded to white you leave another mark and i have to spend another year trying to pretend it's not there.<p/><b>Cancer:</b> we stopped talking because i wasn't good for you anymore. i thought you moved on but all you ever did was move further away. maybe you were just being truthful when you said you didn't need me anymore, but god did it hurt.<p/><b>Leo:</b> you aren't angry, and you know it too. you hide your sadness in a cruel tone and harsh words. you never let yourself be truly vulnerable to anyone anymore, not even yourself and its going to end up destroying you.<p/><b>Virgo:</b> you always appreciated the bigger picture of me over my details which i thought was strange because you were so detail oriented. i think you were just avoiding the parts of me you didn't want to see.<p/><b>Libra:</b> you love so much but you let yourself get hurt by everyone because you don't want to hurt them. you're too afraid of hurting people to let yourself be happy and it's tearing you apart but you won't let them see.<p/><b>Scorpio:</b> you never know how to fully trust anyone and you hold all of your secrets and fears right next to your heart. all of that sadness is burning a hole through you and one day it will be too big for anyone to fix.<p/><b>Sagittarius:</b> you cut yourself off from any conflict even if it endangers those you love and with it you cut off your windpipe. it seems that the only time you can truly breathe is when you speak your mind.<p/><b>Capricorn:</b> you lie about who you are so that people think you're laid back. you're really nothing but harsh words and insecurities and running palms across broken mirrors. i wish you would just be honest with how exhausted you are.<p/><b>Aquarius:</b> its always been hard to tell whether you want me or you just want to get rid of me. i've never been able to tell or bold enough to ask so I'll wait another twenty minutes for you to reply and maybe then you'll let me know.<p/><b>Pisces:</b> you're like a game i can never win, words i can't stand to read, pictures i can't force myself to look at. you frustrate me to no end and yet i still want you to laugh at my jokes and listen to me cry. maybe that's just me.<p/></p><p/></p>

S,

It’s been two days and you haven’t texted me. I’m honestly not upset, I’m just worried that you either a) don’t remember or b) didn’t have a good time. 

I enjoyed myself. I don’t usually leave parties with anyone other than the people I came with, but I’m glad I went out on a limb. I know you wanted to go further, and I couldn’t, but I was being truthful when I said “another time”. Even if there is no other time, it was worth the turtleneck sweaters.

G

Silly though it may sound to some, my younger sister and I have begun a list of Barbie movies that we plan to marathon this week.

I know many people are watching Disney and other franchises of movies that are considered more childish, and to me, they seem so much more valuable.

At my age, standard media involves sex and violence. Quite frankly, the more Scripture I read and the more I pray, the less this all appeals to me. Like many, I got quite desensitized by modern media, but I’m beginning to regain my humanity. Even today I tried to watch a horror video and lost my stomach for it quite immediately.

I think that the themes of amity, friendship and purity in these children’s movies are not in fact childish, but a universal reflection of Truth. So that being said, I’m trying to enjoy such media, despite the fact that so many people call it cheesy or childish.

It’s interesting: my younger sister is just beginning junior high, and is quite desperately trying to “mature”. Yet today when we started discussing this, she rather sheepishly admitted that she missed the pieces of her childhood. We’re so conditioned to believe that things like Disney and Barbie movies are childish and stupid, but seeing my sister’s reaction today further proves in my mind that as humans, we are naturally inclined towards purity, love, kindness and goodness.

Looking forward to this movie marathon now! It will be good bonding and personal reflection for us both.

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          ❛ betchu ain’t never seen’a big man like m’self climb a tree in six seconds flat. ❜

          the smug GRIN on his face is either one of his most powerful poker faces, or it reflects exactly how truthful he is being about said ‘’ talent ‘’. is he going to demonstrate his claimed skill, or will he wait for Zoey’s invitation?

          saying that sentence out loud is how long it would take for him to latch onto the base of the tree && begin his ascent to the branches.

'London Spy' Finale Postmortem: Edward Holcroft on Alex's Fate

Warning: This interview contains spoilers for the finale of BBC America’s London Spy.

The wait is over. After five weeks of wondering what happened to Alex (Edward Holcroft), the finale of London Spy gave us answers. And it was even more horrifying and heartbreaking than viewers of the BBC America love story-turned-mystery could have predicted.

Related: ‘London Spy’ Star Edward Holcroft Previews BBC America’s New Thriller

MI6 had placed Alex in that trunk, and when he awoke to find himself there, Frances (Charlotte Rampling), the woman who’d raised him to be a spy, had to try to convince him to move to America and leave behind both Danny (Ben Whishaw) and, more importantly, his work. Though Alex reluctantly agreed, MI6 used his own lie-detection technique against him to determine that he wasn’t being truthful when he said he’d go, never see Danny again, and forget about his work — and when he returned Frances’s “I love you.” Though Frances begged for a chance to speak to him again, she was drugged and driven home while Alex was left to die.    

Holcroft spoke to Yahoo TV about filming that brutal scene.

Take us through shooting Alex’s final scene. Were you actually in a box?
I was. They put me in a trunk, and… yeah, it was hard. I’m not going to lie. I haven’t got a problem with small spaces or claustrophobia or anything like that, but I remember, when we did it, Charlotte Rampling was on the other side of the box to read the lines — it was really quite moving, actually. And when we cut, I got out and I was getting quite upset. I didn’t know why. I was naked, and it was a very comfortable set to work on and everyone was incredibly sensitive and professional. But I remember when I got out, I just wanted space, and I could feel it brewing up in me. Charlotte became my mom almost and was sort of like, “Everyone, get out of the way. Give him space. Leave him alone.” She was so sweet, which made me get even more upset.

Had you been filming the scene for hours?
At least three quarters of a day, so a good five to six hours. I wasn’t in the box for six hours, but it was more the psychological aspect of it —  the thought of, if that could happen to someone, if you could be stuck in the space that small… It was hard, but it looked good, so I’m happy.

And since we don’t actually see Alex take his last breath after he’s left there to die, you can imagine those final moments as a viewer and its haunts you. Did you film his last breath?
No, that was pretty much it. I had friends, people who’ve watched the last episode, saying, “Are you sure you’re dead, or did you come out after?” People didn’t want to fully believe that he’s dead. They still think that there’s a twist. They still think Alex went to America.

Creator Tom Rob Smith has said he never intended for it to be ambiguous, whether Alex was really dead, even when his body was found at the end of the premiere.
The whole story is so ambiguous by nature. When I read the scripts, that was what I loved about it. It was different: you couldn’t place anything anywhere, compared to so many scripts that one reads now, where you can sort of predict things very fast and it’s all kind of the same. I love the unpredictability. It makes it haunting. It makes it uncomfortable. It was sort of quite fitting that it just ended in the way it did.

Going back to the premiere, whenever Alex turned up the radio and told Danny that he couldn’t go anywhere without getting a new battery for his computer… did he know that something was about to happen to him?
I think he knew. He’s a very intelligent man, and I think he knew that his world would be watching him very closely, because of his relationship with Danny and when he started his work on creating this theory of proving lying. I was playing it like he knew that it’s probably just a matter of time before they do something. Whether or not he knew that they were going to the extent of taking him away or killing him, I don’t know. But I think when you work for people like that and there are secrets that are that important, you know the full consequences.

Related: 'London Spy’ Review : Love, Secrets, and Mystery

It’s clear why he wouldn’t want to leave Danny, the only person he’s ever connected with. In your mind, why didn’t he want to let go of the research even when it meant death? Is it because he hated what spies had made him so much that he wanted to destroy their ability to lie?
Scottie [Jim Broadbent] says it at some point during the story: Alex was ashamed of the lies that he had told Danny, and I think this was his proof of true love to Danny, that he could do this, because everything up until then had been a lie — what he told him he did, where he was going, what he was doing.

I think it was his way of telling Danny how much he loved him, because he wasn’t capable of showing it any other way. He was so socially reclusive. This was his way of trying to deal with the shame of the lies that he told him. His whole life had been a lie, and it was his sort of revenge, as it were.

My thoughts on the JK Rowling issue...

JK Rowling is a fantasy writer. Her work is lure fiction and she has never attempted to pass on her work as having any truth, that being said, her work does have some aspects of lore from Western pagan cultures such as the druids. But it is no where near a representation of the truth.

She is no where near the first person to incorporate Native American legends into works of fantasy. And she won’t be the last. Supernatural, Twilight, even Avatar: TLA, and other big fantasy works all have some references to Native American culture. That’s not necessarily a bad thing.

Because the reader knows that the work is a work of fiction and not real and it’s not portrayed and advertised as real. I don’t think it’s fair to attack an author for not portraying certain things accurately, it’s not supposed to be accurate at all.

I for one do not think that the genre of fantasy should be censored. Because then you are limiting people’s creativity with fear.

EDIT 2: THE MAN HIMSELF CLEARED THE AIR HIMSELF. 


Thank to everyone who clued me in on what went down this weekend. This is just a post trying to clear the air and debunk the several rumors floating around.

As far as what went down this weekend at Wizard World Comic-Con the only thing I could find that confirms any truth to what’s being said were from tweets from @MsMingusReedus about today’s photo op that read: “Chris was hunched over with his head between his knees in photo ops on the edge of a panic attack so PLEASE don’t do anything to him :(”

As far as what stemmed it has been nothing but rumors. There isn’t a credible source about the “kiss” rumor. It’s so far has been nothing but he said/she said and nobody at the Con has mentioned it or said anything about it other than saying that they’ve heard it on Tumblr or Twitter. Yesterday it was said that Chris ~allegedly~ left his signing for 40 minutes then resumed signing autographs afterwards (someone fact check me on this!!! that’s why I said allegedly) which is probably why these rumors are flying left from right. 

P.S. Don’t be shy to message me if I got something wrong!

EDIT: Alright so I’ve gotten a lot more messages and most of them are about how mismanaged WWCC was. 

Here’s the tl;dr version and you can read the actual messages underneath the read more.

  • A lot of the actors were overbooked, overworked, and exhausted due to scheduling mishaps, delays happened, very mismanaged, poorly handled, everyone who was there had their gripes about the convention, etc.
  • An anon that was there that suggested that Evans may have just taken a lunch break during the 40 minute delay since Chris Hemsworth did because the staff at the con forgot to give him a lunch break. 
  • @rogersnbarnes who was there on Saturday sorta helped me confirm that Chris had a delay during his signing. 

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people are mad at raku for saying he’d pick chitoge and then chooses kosaki but i’m like/???

let me point out that one, raku is like 6 years old chill

two, when raku said he’d pick chitoge it was because the options were “marika or chitoge” not “marika or chitoge or onodera” he was being truthful when he said that between marika and chitoge, he’d choose chitoge

when kosaki asks him about it, he confesses straight out that he’d pick kosaki over chitoge.

the thing that makes me :///// @ kosaki is that she never told anyone she liked raku. that she didn’t want raku to tell chitoge about their mutual confession or how they promised to be together. and that, even knowing chitoge liked raku, (even with chitoge’s blessing) took the entire promise that chitoge made up and used it w/ raku. i know she’s also only 6, and im trying to be forgiving of that but i’m just so :////////// especially knowing how she acts at her age in the story now

also the fact that raku and onodera have literally been in love for 10 years and haven’t fuckgin CONFESSED like jesus christ holy shit you guys will never be together becaus eyou can’t make it HAPPEN christ its so annoying ITS SO ANNOYING.