Humans! They lived in a world where the grass continued to be green and the sun rose every day and flowers regularly turned into fruit, and what impressed them? Weeping statues. And wine made out of water! A mere quantum-mechanistic tunnel effect, that’d happen anyway if you were prepared to wait zillions of years. As if the turning of sunlight into wine, by means of vines and grapes and time and enzymes, wasn’t a thousand times more impressive and happened all the time…
Reuse those tins your tea candles are in!
🕯Use as an offering dish for your spirits/guardians/fae/deities. Fill them with fresh water, wine, scented oils, herbs, candy, etc.
🕯Put a layer of salt in one to keep your space clear between cleansings. Put a crystal or jewelry onto the salt to cleanse them.
🕯Put a few herbs in the tin and then fold the edges down to make a closed container. (please don’t bury this or throw it in any rivers or whatever. you probably know the drill by now.)
🕯Use a knife (carefully!!!) to cut up the tin into little sharp pieces. If you want, you can then fold them up so they form little spikes (again, carefully! use pliers, not your fingers). Use the sharp pieces or spikes for protection or cursing bottles and jars, like you would use nails or pins.
Can hang spoons of any size from his nose.
Can do handstands and recite the entirety of The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe. Yes, at the same time.
Can draw a detailed realistic moth from memory. The reason this still astounds people is that Ferre is completely incapable of drawing literally anything else. He has personally banned Pictionary on Games nights.
Grantaire has a MULTITUDE of party tricks. They collect them like Pokemon. Including but not limited to: Juggling, beatboxing, circular breathing (they learned the didgeridoo on a gap year in Australia), and card tricks.
Can wiggle their ears and they are VERY proud.
Makes dart guns from the pages of a magazine. Also folds really cool paper planes.
Was a gymnast as a child so their body b e n d s. Can do the splits with ease. Can also throw knives but that tends to not really come up at parties.
Can flip a pile of 18 beer mats and catch them in mid air with one hand.
Origami. also not just paper; also napkins and towels. Paper origami he learned from the Japanese lady who ran his first orphanage. The other two he developed through working in hotels and restaurants. Can Also play the spoons and harmonica.
Can play La Marseillaise on wine glasses filled with water. He had a lonely childhood.
Really good at body percussion. She and Marius do a very odd but very cool rendition of La Marseillaise together.
Can bend her thumb back to touch her wrist bc of her weird joints. Can bend her arm at an odd angle bc of an old broken bone that didn't heal right.
Can say any word you give her backwards without seeing it written down. They only discovered this bc she would mutter to herself and everyone thought it was Urdu but eventually they realised she was actually saying everything backwards.