1. (Source: scurrymovies)

     
  2. 0030715:

    yesterday we were just children

    but now we’ve stepped into a cruel world

     
  3. image: Download

    (Source: flesh-hierarchy)

     
  4. my thoughts on tonight’s ep of teen wolf condensed into an efficient list:

    but it’s not an efficient list at all so i’m putting it under a cut.

    Essentially: I really only care about two sublots (what the hell is Parrish & what the hell did Kate do to Derek) and also part of main plot (NO STOP WHATEVER YOU ARE DOING TO SCOTT) and at least two of these will (hopefully) be resolved next week (season finale I think?) and I just have a lot of feelings about this show.

    Also, I miss the wonderfulness that was seasons 1 & 2. A lot.

    SPOILERS FOR TONIGHT’S EPISODE

    Read More

     
  5. thegreenwolf:

    greenteablacklips:

    Review: Portland Black Lipstick Company

    Anyone who went through a babybat phase knows the horrors of costume makeup. Black lipstick in particular is something that’s easy to come by in the Halloween section of the local drugstore. You know the one. Cheap, greasy, lasts about five minutes before melting off your face? Yeah we’ve all been there. Let’s try not to think about it anymore. For a while now I’ve been on the hunt for a perfect grown up black lipstick. “Perfect” meaning it must meet the following requirements:

    1. Affordable—there are some higher end black lipcolors out there that get great reviews, but frankly I can’t spend thirty bucks on a lipstick. I have bills to pay, and booze to buy.

    2. Opaque—a lot of the cheaper stuff is very sheer. I wanted maximum coverage.

    3. True black—not a dark purple or blue like cheaper lipsticks

    4. Long lasting—something I can wear all day, every day without having to touch it up often.

    After a bit of searching and reading other reviews online, I finally found my perfect match at Portland Black Lipstick Company, a small indie cosmetics company based in (duh) Portland, Oregon. The fact that their products are independently and ethically produced is a bonus on top of meeting all four of my criteria. I bought their Original Black Lipstick back in September, and it’s been my absolute favorite lip color ever since.

    At nine dollars plus shipping, it’s way too affordable not to try. Because it’s so inexpensive I had some doubts about it’s quality, but I was pleasantly surprised. You get much more than you pay for here. The photos above were taken after one swipe, and you can see that the color and the coverage is excellent. It has exactly the sort of black leather look I wanted. And it really does last all day! I wear it to work almost every day now and other than touching up after eating, I hardly need to worry about it at all.

    The only drawback I can find is that the lip balm style tube it comes in can make application a little messy, but if you’re careful (or use a lip brush) it’s no biggie. Only a small flaw in an otherwise excellent product.

    I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a very affordable, high quality black lipstick. They have lots of other interesting colors that I see myself trying in the future. I’ll be sure to post more photos when I do.

    I know the lady behind this one-woman business, and have talked a good bit with her about her work. She’s recreating Victorian cosmetics using original recipes, and considering all the petrochemical-based stuff available on the mainstream market, her creations are a nice alternative for those of us concerned with the environment and what we put on and in our own bodies.

     
  6. 20:09

    Notes: 6056

    Reblogged from vampirecemetery

    (Source: bloodyrouge)

     
  7. 18:14

    Notes: 156

    Reblogged from constantine-spiritworker

    halloweenpunkaesthetic:

    halloweenpunkaesthetic:

    hhhhhh I need people to follow so please reblog if you post (exclamation point means especially)

    • beginner witch/pagan friendly (!!!!)
    • general paganism/witchcraft
    • Chakra/Crystal healing/similar (!)
    • forests/meadows/similar scenery
    • spellcraft (!)
    • Calming techniques (!)
    • Greek gods

     
  8. 18:12

    Notes: 92

    Reblogged from bluereverie

    image: Download

    merrylinhouse:

"Hollow eyes like that of knot in wood; they watch with grim precision"The Owl deity Tyton, worshipped by the Norr peoples of what was North America. From the future earth Morrow series.Original watercolour and pencil illustration on cartridge paper, signed, available to buy here - http://alexcf.bigcartel.com/

    merrylinhouse:

    "Hollow eyes like that of knot in wood; they watch with grim precision"

    The Owl deity Tyton, worshipped by the Norr peoples of what was North America. From the future earth Morrow series.

    Original watercolour and pencil illustration on cartridge paper, signed, available to buy here - http://alexcf.bigcartel.com/

     
  9. 18:11

    Notes: 57

    Reblogged from thebloodybones

    Tags: for the book of things

    Actual Witchcraft on the Witchcraft Blog.

    rootandrock:

    Though it’s often said that dead wood is devoid of the spirit of the plant, I don’t always think this is true. Secondary to this one can conjure the spirit back into it, and render the point mostly-sorta-moot anyway (also true for wood which was cut-live, but improperly and arrives to you “dead”).

    What I DO know, from my own experience, is that wood which is dead and discolored/weathered also carries a “dead”/”miasmic” quality. So, if you do a lot of necro-work, a lot of grave conjuring, etc… dead wood might actually be your bag. If you have a branch that’s alive on the base/dead on the tip or vice versa (or forked into living and dead) that is some serious woo, and should be handled with the respect it deserves.

    If wood is dead and still on the tree, it’s got a different kind of vibe from dead-on-the-ground. Much like the partially alive branches mentioned above.

    Dead but not touching the ground (widowmakers and the like) have yet ANOTHER type of energy that is bizarre and seems to me to be linked to degraded locality-spirits/restless land spirits, or at least good for working with them.

    And don’t get me started on the nuances you can get from various bug infestations.

    That said: For your first wand I do suggest living wood, obtained with proper permissions. Work out from there later when you have something to fall back on in the event that your miasmic wand is a little too miasmic and shit gets weird.

    Also: Woods that are resistant to rot (cedar, yew, bog wood) will totally fly in the face of everything I just said. That wood basically will not “die” in your lifespan.

     
  10. 18:09

    Notes: 514

    Reblogged from englishsnow

     
  11. 18:05

    Notes: 667007

    Reblogged from sonneillonv

    theladychelsea:

    honeyyvanille:

    Sometimes you need to remind yourself that you were the one who carried you through the heartache. You are the one who sits with the cold body on the shower floor, and picks it up. You are the one who feeds it, who clothes it, who tucks it into bed, and you should be proud of that. Having the strength to take care of yourself when everyone around you is trying to bleed you dry, that is the strongest thing in the universe.

    I absolutely needed to read that.

    (Source: sarahaliceyoung)

     
  12. 17:59

    Notes: 3348

    Reblogged from constantine-spiritworker

    Tags: gods

    sansaspark:

    an endless list of magical things

    girls made from stardust and moonshine

     
  13. 17:57

    Notes: 268897

    Reblogged from csokachild

    laddersoftherain:

    queermagicalgirls:

    condesces:

    i find my cosmic insignificance reassuring

    the stars don’t fucking care who i am or what i do

    i owe the universe nothing

    i exist on my own terms

    #the galaxy dont care that u messed up the thing that one time

    #when existentialism becomes comforting rather than horrifying

     
  14. 13:23

    Notes: 104

    Reblogged from rootandrock

    Anonymous said: Why are toads so often used in instances of manipulation and coercion? What stories contribute this virtue to this warty amphibian?

    rootandrock:

    pvwitch:

    spiritscraft:

    norvicensiandoran:

    rootandrock:

    In short, because people very much like to drop a nuke on something when a firecracker would do the job.

    The tools and amulets most associated with what we would consider “not the nicest sort of magic” to downright “roofie spells” are often obtained via the torture and slow death of an animal. That’s no coincidence. Toads are powerful creatures and the unscrupulous will manipulate, twist, and torture that power to their own ends.

    Toads are born in and breathe water, then shape-shift and learn to walk on land and breathe air.  They traverse the under and overworlds with ease. They are wild, warty, and yet can be hand-tamed even in their wild state. Full wild toads will take crickets from your fingertips if you’re careful and quiet. They sing and “speak”, and can even answer the occasional question (if you’re willing to accept peeps and croaks as an answer).

    So, I do not think the toad specifically embodies the power to manipulate. I think it has power, and people use it for that end.

    Toads are historically associated with rewarding kind people with the secrets of immortality and the like. I shudder to think of what they do to people who crucify them on anthills.

    Perfect response to things I’ve seen going around in the past is perfect.

    Yes this.

    We had/have a toad living under the porch. I had to relocate him when the dog found his hiding place. I’ve been curious about toad lore that didn’t involve hurting the cute little bugger.

    I mean, you have the “Frog Prince” type stories which are well and good. I believe the stories I remember about kind treatment, wortcunning, and immortality was from Japan.

    My personal experience has been that the kinder you are to a frog, toad, or aligned spirit the kinder they will be toward you. I also tend to notice their numbers swelling locally after intensive work with the “great toad”.

    However? Just being kind to animals in general is always an excellent thing.  I don’t even know if it is specific, but… shit tends to go better in my life when I take the time to be kind and helpful to critters.

     
  15. they had The Mabinogi and Other Medieval Welsh Tales by Patrick Ford in Half Price Books aaaand I totally bought it. They had it at the other bookstore I went to a couple of days ago, but I bought The Tain and another mythology book…so I couldn’t pass up this second chance to get this one.

    (also fuck yeah 20% off sale~)