Thursday, May 19, 2011

Okay! So...

I'm 'moving' my blog. Really more like discontinuing this one and starting another, but that's neither here nor there. This blog will still be here, but I'll rarely (if ever) update it. Want to know why? Want to know where my new blog it? Check here:

I'm keeping this one up because I still read all the people I follow. ^_^; I just...needed a fresh start. And it's NOT due to the problems Blogger's been having, I haven't even been on to notice. Anyway, catch y'all later and maybe I'll see you over at my new site!

Friday, April 29, 2011

An attempt

Ugh. My drawing skills have REALLY degraded. Of course I only have myself to blame for that, as I haven't done much besides doodle since highschool, but this is embarrasing. *sigh* I guess it's time to refocus on drawing then. No WAY I let my skills get this crappy. (Oh, And if you recommend I try shading--i despise shading, and avoid it if I can. Hence, no shading in the little sketch)
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Sunday, March 6, 2011

My new altar

A pic of my new altar. The color in this is horrible, I apologize. The altar cloth is all blacks and whites and greys with sparkles, I think it very reminiscent of a cloud-swept full-moon night sky. I've scattered crystals about (clear and milky quartz, moonstone, amethyst) and I've got my amethyst cluster out, my scrying mirror, my cauldron, my herbs, candles....etc.

Friday, February 25, 2011

The view... My balcony this morning before I came to work. Beautiful! With something like this, how do people hate winter?

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

5 years ago...

I met the love of my life. Tonight, he asked me to be his. Sorry this is so short, but I need to drag him to bed. ;-)
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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

So you want a Witch Hunt, eh?

Hey all. I know I kinda fell of the edge of the the middle of a writing rut....but I just came across something that royally pissed me off.

I mean seriously. I feel completely insulted, and I'll tell you why because I think this pertains to all of us.

I'm sure by now most of you have heard of the new Nicholas Cage movie that's come out, Season of the Witch? Basic plot premise being this: It's the middle ages and the Black Plague is running rampant through Europe. Two knights returned from the Crusades are enlisted to transport the supposed source of the plague, a young girl accused of witchcraft, to a distant abbey to have special rites performed on her.

When previews for this movie first came on tv, I was pessimistic. "Great, another 'witch' movie" I thought "I bet its totally inaccurate." Then as we started getting more previews, I became more hopeful. It was revealed that Cage's character doesn't believe the girl is a witch but a convenient scapegoat for the Church. He vows that if he doesn't believe her to truly be a witch, he will not allow the Church to persecute her as they plan. "Hey" I thought "that doesn't sound half bad. Go movie!"

Now, however, my small hope has been utterly and completely decimated. I've not yet seen the movie, but as I discovered it has come out I've started doing research--checking playtimes, etc. Then I checked the movie's site. ((

It seems, my dear fellows, that I was completely wrong to hope. The movie's site and select clips from the movie indicate that the girl IS in fact a witch--we're talking the medieval witchhunter's definition of a witch here, summoning demons, possessing corpses, and in general hell-bent on obliterating the world. They even have demonic possessed wolves in the movie. WOLVES!! Really, was the playwrite determined to give us the full medieval hysteria experience? "No really folks, witches ARE evil and are out to get you. The Inquisition had it right."

Yes, that hurt me and pissed me off. But the true crown of the matter, the one thing that REALLY enraged me about this movie, is the smartphone app that they offer to accompany the movie. Here, let me repost the description:

"Witches walk all around us. They are responsible for great devastation, performing harrowing evils from the guises of the shadows. Witches can be anyone – a cute stranger at the bar, a quiet coworker, your childhood friend, even your closest family member. When your very life is at stake, how do you distinguish a witch from a mere mortal? Welcome to the Season of the Witch "Witch Hunt" application. The app unveils the witches that are all around you. Download the app and begin your quest now." ((

Really. Really? I AM the quiet coworker, I AM the childhood friend, I AM A WITCH! And for this, evidently, I must be burned. For my sin of identifying as a witch, for the evils of crimes I have not committed, my existence must be purged for the good of all.

No. I will not stand for this. I will NOT allow this movie to set back religious tolerance another century! I am this close to contacting the ACLU for concerns I have about my right of Freedom of Religion! The only thing that stays my hand is this: I have not yet actually seen the movie. Perhaps this is all just a mistake, a bit of ingenious marketing. Maybe this movie does have a twist. I don't know yet, but I'm going to find out before I pronounce judgement.

That app, however, should definitely be removed from the market.

Please, if anyone has seen this movie yet, comment. In general, comment, let me know your thoughts on this, let me know my voice is heard. This 'witch hunt' is not to be tolerated.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Sorry I haven't touched in in a bit...

This is just a quick update. I do intend to come back and do several posts...hopefully I actually get to them...and I need to redo my theme....but well. We'll see what happens.

Financially we've stabilized for the most part...unexpected expenses keep cropping up (like the $240 medical bill for when I cut my foot open back in september >_<) but now that we've budgeted everything we can account for it looks like we should be able to scrape by this month...and hopefully be able to stand back up next month. I really want to thank you all. I know I can't thank you enough, but for everyone who has reached out, I really, truly appreciate it. Thank you.

Blessings, one and all.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Please light a candle...

I'm sorry, I don't usually ask for help, but I was wondering if y'all could keep me in your thoughts.  Light a candle, spare a little energy if you can...but I'm in a bit of financial trouble.  We recently *read: about a month ago* switched phone services and each got a smart phone.  It was a little pricey, but just stretching a bit we were able to afford it.  Then we were slammed with totally unexpected car repairs.  Then due to a mistake (not on my part that I was unaware of for several days) my account was overdrawn and I got slammed with three insufficient funds charges ('cause my bank is a dick and wouldn't reject my card so they could charge me more).  All in all we've had to soak about $600-700.  Rent is due at the end of the week, we still have bills from last month to pay as well as this month's bills, and my guy's student loan bills kick in this month.  My next paycheck is on the 10th.  Christmas is this month.
We are officially at the oh-shit-we-can't-afford-ramen point.  I'm not asking for money, I'm just asking you to spare a thought.  That's all.  I wouldn't even ask if I weren't at the end of my rope.  I know that likely only a few people will even read this, but if you could, I'd appreciate it.
I plan to borrow eggs ('cause I can't afford them) from friends and whip up a batch of prosperity cookies (that is, the cookie recipe Wendy posted over at Year of the Cats--those spices all have the property of prosperity in common), which I will then be leaving as an offering, one a day, until they run out--in addition to any other prosperity spells I do.
By the by, does anyone know a kick-ass emergency prosperity spell?
((PS--To my little sister, if she reads this, don't you DARE tell mom and dad!  1) I want them to hear it from me if I have to tell them at all 2) I'm only going to go to them for help as a very last resort.  Don't worry, we'll still have you for x-mas vacation.  We'll figure it out somehow.))
((PPS-- To the winners of my bindrune giveaway, I'm afraid that I won't be able to ship out your rune for a little while...not until I can afford shipping at least.  I'm very sorry for the inconvenience, and will endeavor to get them out as soon as possible))

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Which Norse God/dess are you?

Got this from over at hedgewitch hollow.

You Scored as Sif

Year of the Cats has the. most. AMAZING. giveaway!

As much as I want to win, I can't keep this giveaway to myself, oh no.  No, Wendy is being far too generous for that.  You see, she is not only having a giveaway, but she is also donating to the cat rescue "Alley Cat Allies" in the winner's name--SUPER GENEROUS!!!!!!
That's the best part, (I wish I could support my own furbaby, but alas I'm barely keeping afloat as it is. >_<) but of course let us not overlook the lovely goodies we could be getting in the mail.
*start singing*
On the first day of Yule, Wendy offered we,
an ornament for the tree!
On the second day of Yule, Wendy offered we,
A kitchen witch's journal
and an ornament for the tree!
On the third day of Yule, Wendy offered we,
A witchy house blessing
a kitchen witch's journal
and an ornament for the tree!
*ends singing*

Yeah...I'm a dork...but go check it out anyways!