In this special issue of Brooklyn Magazine, we sit down with Steve
Rogers, aka Captain America, and James “Bucky” Barnes, aka the Winter
Soldier, in these first, EXCLUSIVE interviews since their disappearance
following the Sokovia Accords.
My first set of pieces for the @capreversebb, with amazing fic by the talented duo @araniaart and @shipperhipster! They perfectly captured the boy’s personalities in such a unique format, go check out the fic!
It’s decided that the Eighth Years should do a Secret Santa gift exchange to continue the newfound effort towards House Unity that was started at the beginning of the new term.
So of course, because Harry can’t catch a break, he managed to draw Draco Malfoy as his person.
He’s stressed AF and wracking his brain to think of something that Malfoy would even want, something he won’t spit on.
Harry gets annoyed when Malfoy plays it off like it’s going to be super easy to get his person a gift, which makes Harry even more Determined™
Except, secretly Draco is also stressed AF because holy shit everything he thinks of is stupid, what can he possibly get the Boy Who Lived??? Fuck, fuck!
Draco trails through Hogsmeade looking at Quidditch supplies, expensive leather-bound journals, and fine bottles of goblin wine before deciding that all of those gifts wouldn’t matter to Potter — with the exception of Quidditch, obviously.
But he’s certain that gifting Potter something Quidditch-related won’t have enough of an impact.
He wanted to get a gift that meant something, something to thank Potter for saving his life.
Harry nearly gave up as the day to exchange their presents drew nearer, but then he found Malfoy’s wand in the bottom of his trunk.
He knew it was the perfect gift.
After a few false starts, Draco finally figured out something clever to gift to Potter, something that no other Secret Santa would have thought of.
He was proud of himself for figuring out the puzzle, and he’s actually eager to see Potter’s face when he opened Draco’s gift.
When the time finally came to exchange gifts in a circle around the Eighth Year common room, they each went last to give their gifts.
When it’s clear that they had presents for each other, they both nod to leave the room.
Malfoy insisted that Harry open his first.
Harry fully expected something over the top, expensive, and uselessly ridiculous.
But his breath caught when he opened the leather-bound text, engraved with a family crest on the cover with the name Potter emblazoned on a scroll in the center.
As he flipped through the pages Malfoy explained that he tracked down a complete family history of the Potters for Harry.
And holy shit, Malfoy’s present made Harry’s heart pound in his chest while his throat went all tight and dry???
Harry got choked up over his gift as the reality of it sank in. He carefully ran his fingers over the engraving while Malfoy shifted his weight from foot to foot nervously, blurting out facts about the gift that Harry only paid half of his attention to.
Harry wiped at his eyes roughly, a little embarrassed, but Malfoy gave him such an important gift.
He took a breath and held out his own gift for Malfoy.
“I thought it was about time you had this back. It served me well, so, er, thanks.”
Draco didn’t even speak for a full minute, his eyes were just locked on his wand in Harry’s outstretched hand.
Harry could see his hand shaking at his side.
When Harry finally handed Draco the wand, he hugged Harry really tightly and whispered thank you.
Draco kissed Harry’s cheek as he pulled away, startling Harry.
His lips felt so soft and warm against Harry’s skin.
They stared at each other until Harry slowly, carefully pulled Draco back to him, and lightly kissed his cheek in return.
They smiled tentatively at each other, each clutching their gifts, as they reached for each other’s hand.
Absolutely no one was surprised when they walked back into the common room holding hands.
Crystals that have been smoothed or polished from their raw form are usually classified as tumbled stones. They have not been carved into any specific form, but are not jagged to the touch. These crystals are usually more affordable and are good for basic crystal use, including grids, meditation, affirmations, altar work, feng shui or more.
Crystals in an Abundance formation are made up of an elongated quartz crystal with smaller crystals clustered around its base. This is a great stone to attract abundance to your life (hence its name) and is great for acting as a conduit to your wealth and business stones.
Natural points are not necessarily long crystals in a wand-like formation. They are any part of a faceted crystal with a point that has formed naturally, and has not been carved to perfection. These types of stones must be used with caution as the point draws energy to the body (when pointed toward a person) or it draws energy away from the body (when pointed away from the body). These properties make it a great tool for cleansing and healing work.
The Phantom formation is slightly difficult to find. These crystals have a hazy image within them, although most of the crystal is particularly transclucent. This phantom of ghost within the crystal is said to carry a vast array of information for the past, making it a powerful tool for past-like work and healing. Depending on the crystal that the phantom is found within, additional properties will apply. However, any Phantom formation will be a powerful stone to shake out your skeletons and pave a healthy path for growth.
A Generator will have six facets (of equal or unequal proportions) that meet into one point. It gets its name for its ability to generate amplified energy, boosting the power of other stones, or the stone it is made of. This type of formation is also very powerful for charging other stones.
These stones are elusive because they appear ordinary from the outside. However, when they are opened or broken they reveal a hollow cave with crystals sparkling within. Because of their contained form, geodes have the ability to hold energy within and soften it, allowing it to naturally flow out and disperse evenly. These formations are great for protection or for assisting with healing abusive habits such as alcoholism, drug abuse, sex addiction, shopping addiction, and abusive internal monologues.
Raw stones are in their natural form and have not been smoothed, polished or altered. Though they are more fragile and can break more easily than other formations, many prefer the look of these stones as they would appear raw in their natural habitat. Like tumbled stones, raw stones are great for all spiritual work and are often quite affordable.
Pyramids are stones that have been shaped into a point with four equal faceted sides and a square base. These formations are great for warding off negative vibrations or removing blocks within the chakra system. This shape is also a great choice to use in affirmation and manifestation work. The properties of the crystal are amplified in this formation. It is a good choice for healers.
The circle emits energy evenly from all angles, and the Sphere formation is no different. These are powerful formations and are often used in scrying as a tool to peer into the past and future. Because the shape is even from every possible angle, it is believed that light, energy and time pass through it with no rules or hindrances, hence their scrying abilities. They often have flaws or occlusions within them which help with the scrying process, though they can be quite expensive depending on their size.
This formation works well with grounding energies and intentions since its energy is contained and enhanced evenly within the stone. It acts as a foundation to meditation practices and has the ability to transmute negative energy into positive energy. They’re stacking ability makes them great tools for mindfulness and concentration, especially if you’re doing detailed work.
When matt and pidge reunite, pidge runs to her brother with open arms expecting the tearful hug she’d been imagining. But instead matt flinches away and takes a few steps back with fear in his eyes. Pidge’s eyes fill with tears as she freezes, staring at him with mixed shock and devastation.
While in the galra prison matt was subjected to mental torture to keep him from fighting back. What he was shown was his little sister being hurt and killed by his hands over, and over, and over. So he can’t think of coming near her, if this is really her.
It takes time, matt sitting on one side of the room and pidge on the other just having little talks, trying to get matt comfortable. Weeks pass and eventually matt looks up when she walks in and opens his arms, pidge hesitantly walks over to him and they collapse into each others arms, falling to the floor. Pidge is sobbing and matt is shaking, gently running his hand over her hair, finally realizing he has his sister back and he will never going to let her go again.
(( OOC: I just wanted to say a quick thank you. You guys have supported me in everything I’ve done. The encouragement and excitement that you guys share with me is incredible. It’s amazing being part of a community where so many people share my same passions.
Thank you for always reblogging, liking, sharing, commenting, tagging, etc. Thank you to those of you who have followed me from the very beginning, and for those of you who have recently joined.
In the near future, I’m going to be adding a new platform to the mix. I’m going to start vlogging.
I have the most incredible job in the world. I’ve talked a bit about Evermore, but you guys are going to learn a lot more about it soon. This vlog is going to give you guys a chance to delve into our world, and get to know the people that are playing key roles in creating it. We’re developing something that I know all of you are going to freak over. This is the most amazing thing I’ve ever had the chance to be apart of, and I hope that you guys will be as insanely excited about it as I am ( and knowing you guys, it’s bound to happen. ;) )
It’s an amazing feeling having this kind of support network, and as I move forward into some new adventures, I hope you guys will continue to follow me on this crazy journey and help me make this incredible project a reality. ))
I’ve been struggling with my two current stories so I’ve decided to have a go at something new to try and get me out of my funk. This is just a little story I’ve had sitting in my head for a while; the name is a joke on the video game ‘What Remains of Edith Finch’. It’s a murder mystery that takes place at @redhotchilisimblr‘s Windenburg University. I really hope some of you can get into it! I’ll be adding the suspects characters to my characters page very soon!
It was a huge honor to photograph Foster Huntington & his Cinder Cone Home for this weekends Sunday New York Times (Story Here). Foster left the hustle of NYC to live in my own home of the Pacific Northwest. His treehouse was an incredible location and I only wish I could have spent even more time there just hanging out, skating, or enjoying the wood fired hot tubs. Super huge thanks to Eve Lyons for the dream assignment and to Lauren Colton for assisting.
It might be a cliche, but every time I hear your name,
my heart bloats up like a balloon & beats against my
rib cage, trying to escape. It covers its ears, closes its
eyes tight, swallows cough drops so that it doesn’t have
to make excuses for you. It doesn’t believe me when I
say you were a temporary stay. That I’m tired of living
out of motel rooms. That home isn’t by his side, it’s in
my own hands. Everything before him was muted
colors – not black & white, just too soft, never worth
talking about. Now everything is blinding. Even after
you left, nothing dulled. Still, I touch everything like
the first time. My senses sharpen. My heart pounds
& paws at my chest, trying to find the trap door.
Trying to get out & back to you. I keep screaming
HE DOESN’T WANT YOU. It covers its ears.
It closes its eyes. It swallows cough drops to
keep from talking. I think about his mouth,
busy on someone else’s skin this year. My
heart screams like a banshee. It tears itself
apart to get its point across.
Suddenly it became goretober and things are not okay with our boys! Let’s hope Noctis can fix things one again! @destatree and I have been waiting for so long to do this to them. It’s a really good chapter and a lot more is coming into light soon enough!
to celebrate the fact i just hit 4k (only not just) (this took me forever to make) (but it was recent okay) i decided that i wanted to repay all of my beautiful, lovely, incredible followers by making this fab follow forever which is in tribute to all their wonderful souls <3