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.