Green candle wax: To represent success and abundance.
Peppermint oil: Promotes concentration and regeneration.
Cilantro: Brings peace to your home (or wherever you write), also helps attune yourself to your soul.
Dandelion: Increases psychic ability and opens the mind.
Rose leaves or petals: Increases passion and motivation.
What to do:
Light your favorite incense to cleanse your space.
Rub gemstone with peppermint oil. Remember, a little goes a long way.
Hold gemstone over the incense smoke for a little while, then set it near by to charge.
Gather the Cilantro, Dandelions, and Rose. Place them into your bag. Shake it up a bit.
Take your small piece of paper and write “Writer” on it, along with any symbols/sigils you’d like to use if applicable. I wrote the word in both Theban and English.
Fold the paper, then seal it with green candle wax.
Place your charged gem into the bag along with the paper. Shake it up again.
Now get to work! Start that novel, or that blog you’ve been contemplating. Good luck!
Thanks for reading! And as always, you can personalize this in anyway you’d like. And if being a good writer isn’t something you are trying to achieve, with a little research you can work this spell to fit your needs. For any questions, or even suggestions, please feel free to visit my ask box.
A sea-witchery themed spell for all my witches out there who find their emotions sometimes hard to control; like the waves of an angry sea, you shall find peace after the storm
2 concave seashells (clam/clam-shaped shells work best)
2 quartz crystals
1 White Candle
Tip: Good stones for tranquility include lapis lazuli, amethyst, moonstone, sodalite, topaz, celestite, amber, and aquamarine. If you have two of these stones and prefer to swap them with the quartz, feel free!
@violetjersey that’s a lovely one! Should preface this by saying I’m not much more knowledgeable about the solar system than Sherlock is though…eh, I’ll make it work lol! Ok here goes…
Sherlock gazed to his right, mesmerized by the way her lips moved rapidly and eyes shone as she explained the particulars of the way the planets moved around the…the sun? Well, it didn’t matter much. Her mouth slowed a bit so he quickly stepped in again with a prompt.
“And what about that one?” he asked softly, pointing upward so she could follow his gaze.
“Oh right, that’s Pluto.” She smiled at him and laughed as she went on. “You see, some years ago a controversy began when…”
Sherlock fell back into his trance of watching her rattle off every bit of information she could offer. After a few moments, he reached over and threaded their fingers together, which made her stop short and give him a shy smile.
“Go on,” he whispered. “I’m listening.”
What Molly didn’t quite realize yet was that Sherlock was listening to something far deeper than facts about the solar system. In this peaceful setting, he could finally hear the truth which had been hidden away for so long. All of a sudden…it was deafeningly clear.
Another good prompt @rowendarkholme! What came to my mind with this AU was teen!lock. Hope that works for you! ;)
“You’re such a baby,” Eurus groaned with a roll of her eyes as she shoved her brother. “I see the way you stare at Molly like an idiot every time she comes over to study.”
“I do not,” Sherlock whispered between gritted teeth, obviously terrified his sister’s friend would hear, seeing as she was only a few meters away, reading under a tree. “Besides, isn’t Jim Moriaty-”
“He’s not the one who makes her blush and forget how to speak coherently,” Eurus cut in with weary laugh. “Leave Jim to me, stop listening to Mycroft, get out of your own head, and go ask her out!”
Sherlock stared at his sister, and then over at Molly, and then back at his sister. “Alright, fine,” he spat out and jumped up, propelled by sibling peer pressure, which Eurus always did excell at.
Eurus smiled proudly to herself as she watched him approach an instantly smiley Molly Hooper. “Thank God, finally! Was beginning to think I’d have to lock them up together in a cement room or something…”
Hey guys!!!!! It’s me!!! I’m finally right back at you all with an all new organizational advice post that will make organizing for school a blast! I’m so sorry for not posting an advice post in a while! I’ve just been extremely busy trying to balance schoolwork, my new leadership position, volunteer hours, extra curriculars, and etc! I hope that you all can understand! I’ll try to post more advice post for often, but I can’t guarantee anything! I you have any questions or would like to talk to me, please visit my ask box! Anyway, if you guys don’t already know, I am doing the 100 Days of Productivity Challenge! If you would to see what I’m up to in that challenge, click here! Thank You all so much for the support, and I hope that this advice post was somewhat helpful! As always, I believe that you all can do it and I wish you all the greatest of luck this school year!
Binders are probably one of the most common organizational systems here in the US! I’m not sure about other parts of the world, so if binders aren’t the most common organizational system where you live, then please share by replying to this post! Binders can be really organized as you can just flip through them, but the downside is that they can get very bulky, you have to hole punch your papers, and tons of students tend to stuff everything in the front pocket just to name a few! Anyhow, binders are a solid option for most!
+Can be organized
+You can flip through and find papers easily
+You can hold lots of papers and even a pencil pouch!
+Many types and sizes to choose from!
-Need a hole puncher/hole punched papers
-Students tend to “stuff everything” in that front plastic pocket of the binder
-The closing and opening rings thing can be annoying sometimes
-Holes from punching tend to rip on papers
Another common way of organizing is using folders! I know that a lot of people use these in addition to using binder! They are really effective, efficient, compact, and organized too! However, all lot of people tend to shove random papers in folders and they can hold that many papers for a class that has TONS of handouts!
+Can separate classes into 2 sections
+Plastic ones tend to be super durable
+Don’t have to hole punch
-Paper folders tear easily
-People still tend to get lazy and shove random papers in them
-Limited paper capacity
-You have to “search” the folder and can’t just flip like a binder
Expanding File Folders
You’ve probably seen these all around Tumblr! They go by many names, such as accordion files, expanding files, and much more! They are pretty uncommon, but are actually really organized, and in my opinion kind of is like a combination of a binder and folder (since there are sections like binder dividers and you just put the papers in with no rings). The really only downside is that it’s hard to find papers in it and it can can very bulky overtime! I know that Sareena from @studyign and Jasmine from @studyquill use these and love them!
+Expands and holds tons of papers
+Don’t have to hole punch
+Usually comes with labels for the tab sections
+Has different sections
+Can get bulky if you put too many papers in it
+Harder to find papers
I don’t know if this actually counts as an “organizational system”, but I will include it anyway! A hybrid system is what I actually use! It’s basically is using different organizational systems together and tailoring each to your own needs! For example, I use one big binder, folders for each class, notebooks for each class, and lastly an expanding file folder to store old work! You can learn more about how I organize in my How I Stay Organized Post (although my system has changed just a pinch since the making of that post)!
+Can make your own system that fit your needs
+Takes the good parts of each system and mashes it into a MEGA AWESOME SYSTEM!
+Can be super organized
+Allows you to adapt to each class for the best organizational results
-Can be hard to maintain
-Things can get lost between all the storage devices you choose to use
-Might have to invest in a lot of stuff
Anyway, I hope that this post help you out some how! If you have any questions, but don’t be shy and stop by my ask box (I will try to answer questions when convenient!)! To see more of my study tips and advice, click here! To see my 100 Days of Productivity Challenge for this year, click here! And lastly, if you would like to see how I organize (for inspiration, etc.) for the school year, click here! THANK YOU FOR ALL THE SUPPORT GUYS!
Requested by sweet Anonymous (oswald x reader where he’s always busy and
kinda neglects the reader, and when she acts all moody, he understands what
he’s been doing. at night, he makes it up to her by going down on her and then
fluffy smut? love your writing xx)
@rowendarkholme thanks for the prompt! Good one! (despite the fact that I’m out of touch and had to look up for sure what this game was lol)
“This has got to be the strangest wedding gift we’ve gotten yet!” Molly said breathlessly. She had to admit though, it was good fun. Even considering the fact that her new husband could dance circles around her. “And I’m pretty sure it was mostly for you!”
“Understandable, considering the source of the gift,” Sherlock panted out, his feet moving swiftly with the steps. “Dancing is one of the only things Janine knew I genuinely loved. Seems she’s getting you to join in the fun!”
“And giving me a heart attack in the process!” Molly laughed as she collapsed on the floor as the song neared its end. After Sherlock finished his steps perfectly and joined her on the floor, she leaned in to give him a warm and lingering kiss.
He smirked and gazed longingly at her as she pulled away. “Having a bit of trouble keeping up?”
“On the dance floor,” she admitted, but then wrapped a hand around the back of his neck to pull him in again. “Now let’s see if you can keep up with me.”
Hey guys!!!!! It’s me!!! I’m finally right back at you all with an all new advice post that will make school a blast! I’m so sorry for not posting an advice post in a while! I’ve just been extremely busy trying to balance schoolwork, my new leadership position, volunteer hours, extra curriculars, and etc! I hope that you all can understand! I’ll try to post more advice post for often, but I can’t guarantee anything! I you have any questions or would like to talk to me, please visit my ask box! Anyway, if you guys don’t already know, I am doing the 100 Days of Productivity Challenge! If you would to see what I’m up to in that challenge, click here! Thank You all so much for the support, and I hope that this advice post was somewhat helpful! As always, I believe that you all can do it and I wish you all the greatest of luck this school year!
Get a planner or some other time management device (that works for you)
This is a crucial step in starting to manage your time and daily life! Getting a planner or even a to-do list notepad can actually really help you in the long run in terms of time management! It may not seem like a lot, but trust me when I say that it will save your life! The reason a planner, bullet journal, or any other time management tool (that works for you) is so important is that it allows your to list your goals and tasks for the day and even allows you to keep track of important dates, such as test dates or even project due dates. But, make sure to find a system that works for you! I know that the aesthetic of the community and even the Bullet Journal is so tempting to want to have, but what is really important is the functionality of the system. If you are spending more time making whatever you’re using “pretty” rather than actually using it and getting things done, then you are just defeating the whole purpose of time management.
If you spend more time decorating or setting up your system rather than actually being productive or using the system, then try something else
I said this a little briefly above, but if you are spending more time making your planner or whatever pretty that actually using it then you should find a different system. The whole point of time management is to allow you to manage and track your time, while allowing you to easily find the tasks you need to do for the day. I know, I know that the community can make it seem like you have to bullet journal or even use a planner, but you don’t. What I’m saying is that the “prettiness” of the thing you’re using doesn’t matter, only if it actually works.
If you know about future dates (tests, due dates, etc.), write them down ASAP
This is a super important tip that I would highly recommend you all using! It has helped me so much, and I wished I knew this sooner! If you have any important dates, please just WRITE THEM DOWN!!! It will help you plan out your free time, and can let you know of an upcoming test or whatever. Guys, we’re human beings, and humans have the tendency to think we will remember every little thing when we actually will forget every little thing. Just trust me on this one, and write those dates down somewhere! It will prevent stress, or even cramming for something you were not prepared for/expecting!
Do your assignments ASAP or the day they are assigned. Don’t do them the night before they’re due or the day they’re due!
This tip kind of ties into procrastination, but please just do it now. I know how tempting it feels to procrastinate guys, but please we all know how bad it ends every single time. Just do your homework or whatever ASAP. This has so many benefits including going to bed early, reducing stress, prevents you being unprepared, last minute rushing, and/or even giving you even more free time! Just get it over with now, and I promise you that it’s better now than better later. YOU CAN DO IT!!! GET OFF TUMBLR, NETFLIX, INSTAGRAM, OR WHATEVER NOW AND LET’S ALL DO SOME PRODUCTIVE WORK!!!
Thank You for all the support guys! Please stayed tuned for the next advice post! Have an amazing school year and I know that you all are capable of doing the “impossible”! Bye guys!!!!!
One time at my school’s Pokemon Club, the president mentioned he loved Sableye and so I made one. I will end up making another one because this one is an older crochet, but posting for now for @ask-nido-royalty !
Imagine Leonardo finding a box of old books.
They were just sitting there, outside on the steps of an old building. The box had “For Free” written across it and the turtle decideds to have a closer look.
The books are worn, the covers bent, the spines broken, and the pages yellowed. But as he flips through the box, he finds a few he likes. A book of fairytales from Japan, a collection of Robert Frost’s poems.
Leo hesitates for a moment. The box does say for free, no one would mind if he took them…
So he does. He slips the books into his backpack and took off after his brothers, desperate to catch up. They didn’t ask where he had been and, a few weeks later, he pays another visit.
The box is still there, with some new books inside of it. He takes a couple more and adds them to his shelf. Over the next few months, he continues to visit the little box on the porch, always walking away with a new book.
He didn’t know who had left them but he was thankful.
Imagine your mom calling you one day, sobbing over the phone to tell you that your grandfather had died in his sleep.
She’s heartbroken and you are too but you’re the only ones he had. Mom has to plan a funeral. And you have to pack up his place.
On the drive into the city, you think about your grandfather.
You remember all the stories he had read you, all the books he had given you over the years. Your grandparents had loved books and even called thier apartment “the Library.” When your grandmother died, he had been heartbroken.
He decided to get rid of his books, only a few at a time. It hurt to hear the old man turn away from his precious books, but overtime…he changed.
He began to sound happier over the phone.
He told you about the little box on his pourch and “the nice young man who always visited”.
“He’s strange looking, sweetie, but you don’t have to be pretty to read, you know. He always looks so happy when he leaves. I think Martha would like him…”
You smiled, pulling up to his tiny apartment.
There it was, the little box. Still filled with books.
You work hard through the day, packing and sorting through everything.
Keep, donate, keep, donate. Then one day…you’re packing away his old clothes when you hear it. A loud clatter near the porch.
You look out the window and freeze.
There in the darkness, a large turtle is sorting through the box with a smile on his face. As you stare at him, you start to remember a few other things your grandfather had said.
“Bright blue eyes…rather tall though…a big fella, reminds me of my old buddy Arnold…looks so happy when he leaves.”
Was this him?
Was this the guy who had made your grandfather so happy in his last few months?
You wanted to ask him, but just like that, he was gone. You ran outside, looking down at the box. A few books were indeed missing.
Looking behind you, you noticed a box of books you had packed and reached into it, pulling out a few.
You replaced the books he had taken, wondering if he would come back, and you returned to work.
-There’s an abandoned gas station on every corner. Your dad says he used to work there. Your dad says that was there since he was your age. The building disappears from view. You can’t remember what street you were on. There’s an abandoned gas station on every corner. Your dad is your age. Your dad works there.
-The deli worker near your house knows your mom but she doesn’t know his name. She calls him Vinny today. Maybe he’s a cousin. Tomorrow they call him Tony. On Fridays, before they close at 4:30 pm, he unzips his head and reveals that he’s actually Danny Devito.
-Winters are slush, and grey like car exhaust. The only memory of summer are the seagulls in the Kmart parking lot. The empty carts on the sidewalk wave to you on your way in. They’re jealous and run into your car as the seagulls burn their feathers and turn to crows.
-There’s a 7/11 across the street. You walk out of your room and step into the store. You don’t remember how you got there. The bell dings and the people inside open their mouths. Flies pour out. You blink and the flies are gone. No one looks. Their eyes are glued to their cup that they’re filling with coffee. It overflows. They don’t mind. You grab a slurpee, the machines groan and ask if you’re buying a lottery ticket too. You pay, walk out, and it’s midnight.
-You stumble into a diner at 11 am. Everyone in there has twelve eyes. The Taylor ham sandwich that they ordered eight days ago grew mold. The waitress looks normal. She says that there’s a booth in the corner that Tony Soprano sat in. She has a tattoo on her arm of her dead aunt. Her eyes don’t leave yours.
-There’s a town an hour away that sells vintage clothes. The highway rolls you up and eats you. When you get to the belly, there’s a boy who has no mouth. There’s a man who sells antiques and every item is $1,000. You’re laying on your living room floor, legs vibrating.
-The Welcome to New Jersey sign is a cryptid among itself. It flies away before anyone else can see. You can never leave. New York City is just a name. The skyline disappears and there’s only one street leading back home. Chris Christie appears on your tv, staticky like a phantom. He says the jersey devil is taking his place. You hear cheering from your window.
-Cherry Blossoms fly through the air in spring. They are also a cryptid. They fly down your throat and tell you that you are too beautiful to live. They turn you inside out and the weather drops down to 35 degrees the next day. The local paper reads, Cherry Blossoms Drop Dead In Local NJ Town.
-There’s a field of electrical towers littered with beer cans that wink at you from the grass. You see empty sunflower seeds on the concrete. You name them. They sit next to you everyday from now on. You see them next winter. They don’t want to talk today.
-There’s a new Walgreens on every corner. You remember when that used to be a DrugFair when you were young. You’re turning into your dad.
-The boardwalk smells like burnt hamburger chars and hard cotton candy that’s been out since last year. Flies dig underneath your skin in the heat. There’s a sign that’s being carried through the air by a plane. It says, You Can Never Leave, Visit The Shrimp Box.
Yes it is! It’s based on the book of the same title by biographer Stephen E. Ambrose. The show also worked in tandem with the actual men of Easy Company to make the show as realistic and true to history as possible.
Basically, in WW2 everybody and their brother (hah) was signing up to join the fight after Pearl Harbor and the Paratroopers were being used for the first time on a large scale to transport/distribute troops. As far as the Army goes, in order to become a Paratrooper you had to be better than everyone else. Which makes sense because…. you had to jump out of an airplane.
On top of that, Easy Company had to deal with Sobel, a bit of an asshat who happened to be really good at training troops. Like, he was a man of that one single talent and it showed. There’s a billion stories of Easy Company training hella hard while other company’s guys were on their days off, or doing normal things like sleeping and eating. Sobel wasn’t joking around.
So, you have the ‘best of the best’ in the Paratroopers being trained within an inch of their lives. How the hell do you deal with that? You become one giant support system of brothers who all love each other. Thus Easy Company was born.
And when they got to the actual war, they were known for being so damn good at their jobs that they were used for everything, because pretty much every time, they crushed it.
It also helps that the actual men were a cast of characters in their own right. Dick Winter’s, the ‘biggest brother’; Lewis Nixon, intelligent functioning alcoholic; Bill Guarnere and Babe Heffron, grew up like 30 yards away and never met until they got on the other side of the world; Ron Speirs, a fucking badass who don’t give a fuck about you. The list goes on. And on and on.
Anyway, I’m sorry if this sounds pedantic or something. I promise I’m not trying to be, I just love these boys and I eat up any chance to talk about them. Like, you could’ve already known all about this and I’m still like ‘yeah but I wanna taaaaalk!’
Well hello @mizjoely!😉 I love this, thanks! And I even did a bit of research. (Sherlock would be proud lol) And just FYI this is setup as non-established sherlolly.
“But I always try to get the 800 thread count,” Molly argued weakly. “Doesn’t that mean it’s good?”
“Oh, Molly,” Sherlock drawled with a low chuckle. “Come with me.”
He spoke authoritatively as they walked down his hallway. “Thread count alone is hardly an indicator of quality. The fiber content, weave, and even where it’s made are just as important, if not more so. Personally, I only buy 800 thread count, sateen weave, organic pima cotton sheets from Italy. That is quality.” He stopped at his bed and gestured to it. “Go on, try it.”
“What…now?” She frowned, looking back and forth between him and the bed.
“You won’t regret it,” he stated confidently.
Hesitantly at first, Molly climbed under the blankets and lay back against the pillow which, not surprisingly to him, produced a sigh from her lips.
“My God,” she breathed and looked at him wide eyed. “Is this made of pima cotton or melted butter?!”
Sherlock stood by and grinned as she continued to make herself comfortable. Oh yes, he thought to himself, bringing up the subject of how to choose quality bedding was definitely a good idea.
I thought of this around the episode how Danny acted in ‘Freakshow’.
Just picture Danny going to sleep and waking up with Ghost blood (Some human maybe) on himself, he finds it really confusing. Low level Ghosts stop visiting (exempt the box Ghost), although Ghosts that don’t know of the rumors- that are based around Danny- keep visiting, which is by means in the higher level Ghost community. This freaks Danny the fuck out when he no longer sees blobs of ghosts or any animal ghosts.