gaywrites:

Mills College, a women’s school in Oakland, California, has just made history.

The college has adopted a written policy explicitly stating that trans women are welcome to attend the school, making it the first single-sex school in the country with such a policy.

According to school officials, between 3 and 5 of the school’s 1,000 applicants each year identify as trans or gender nonconforming; this policy will make it easier for these students to apply and attend, should they so choose. The first students for whom the new policy applies will begin their classes this coming spring semester. 

“When people can be authentically who they are — that’s who Mills is,” said Mills senior Tess Fillbeck-Bates.

“This is really just a codification of our practice for several years,” said Brian O’Rourke, vice president for enrollment management.

This is a HUGE deal for students of all gender identities. When colleges and universities are inclusive and affirming on paper as well as in practice, it sets a standard for other schools to follow. Well done, Mills. Well done. 

Why it takes me to 10 minutes to light incense

That is the very dear question that takes us here

I still can’t figure out those tiny vic or zic or swip or zip lighters, whenever I try it looks like an otter with a clam trying to pry

My poor little whore of a wand lighter, elegant and radiant, easy to whip out, simple to switch a flame on, has sadly run out of fuel for light

And so I try 7 different matches, 3 don’t light and break in the process, 2 light and I panic swinging my arms all about putting it out, 1 I nearly drop and slam it to my desk extinguishing it, but 1, that last one I don’t panic, and I light the incense

This, is my insanity

get-whelmed:

headcanon: its considered an attractive trait for drasnians to look p androgynous bc the best spies can disguise themselves as a dude or a lady

do you see where im going here

everyone on the lil prophecy team is uncomfortably attracted to both silk and velvet and is not completely sure why

many awkward encounters ensue

I was reading an old text on the exploits of Belgarath the Sorcerer, and I -"
Senji stopped, going very pale, turned and gaped at Garion’s grandfather.
“It’s a terrible letdown, isn’t it?” Beldin said. “We always told him he ought to look more impressive”
“You’re in no position to talk,” the old man said.
“You’re the one with the earthshaking reputation.” Beldin shrugged. “I’m just a flunky. I’m along for comic relief.
Seeress of Kell - David Eddings (via therivancodex)

da-at-ass:

graycloak:

mothwinged:

pomegranateandivy:

Hint: Use scholar.google.com to look up witchcraft research and skip through the unwanted stuff and game sites to get to legit papers with sources and everything

I highly recommend sacred-texts.com too!

I had no idea scholar.google was even a thing! 0.0 … My life has been changed forever … 

IT BEGINS. Seriously, demon research without RPG results being returned…

ivoryathena:

Badass women of the future:

  1. Malavath Poorna, the youngest person ever to reach Mount Everest’s summit at the age of 13 years, 11 months
  2. Ann Makosinksi, Canadian inventor of a flashlight powered strictly by body heat at age 16

  3. Mo’Ne Davis, first girl to throw a Little League World Series shutout in history, with fastballs reaching speeds of up to 70mph, at age 13

  4. Alia Sabur, youngest university professor in the world, appointed to Konkuk University in South Korea at age 18

  5. Asia Newson, owning and operating a candle sales business alongside her father, is Detroit’s youngest entrepreneur at age 10

officialvevoofficial:

wazerwifles:

hayalasti:

These may be the greatest words ever compiled in the first sentence of a Wikipedia page.

Schmekel means penis btw

Now it’s even fucking better


Schmeckel is also a currency in Rick & Morty

officialvevoofficial:

wazerwifles:

hayalasti:

These may be the greatest words ever compiled in the first sentence of a Wikipedia page.

Schmekel means penis btw

Now it’s even fucking better

Schmeckel is also a currency in Rick & Morty

How to witchcraft

celestialfolk:

veevigil:

thecarvingwitch:

earth-horn:

  1. light those
  2. stab this
  3. carve that
  4. shake jar
  5. say the thing

6. Knock pans together

7. yell

8. Collect items that are completely useless but you need them anyways.

9. cat

What resources would you recommend for a beginner interested in sea magic?
Anonymous

natural-magics:

  • Sea Magic: Connecting with the Ocean’s Energy by Sandra Kynes
  • Folklore and the Sea by Horace Beck 
  • Water Magic by Mary Muryn
  • Ocean Amulets by Katlyn Breene 
  • Sea Witch by Wendy Joubert
  • Earth Power by Scott Cunningham (contains chapters on water, weather and sea magic)
  • Traditional Witchcraft by the Seashore by Melusine Draco
  • Mermaid Magic: Connecting with the Energy of the Ocean and Healing Power of Water by Serene Conneeley

on-line resources:

Hi! I'm looking for a way to enchant a journal for privacy, I was wondering if you have any ideas? Thanks!
Anonymous

da-at-ass:

natural-magics:

create a sigil, charge it and either draw it or place it inside the journal (ideally on the inside of both the front and back cover, or along/within the spine of the journal). Resources for Sigil Magic and Crafting.

You may also want to develop a cipher script if you’re feeling super-secretive.

Recently I started a new magick book, and I had a memo pad I used in my freshman year, drawing chaos sigils without having any idea of my intent with some friends. The one I started I made a sigil for blending in. It’s not big, doesn’t stick out, so it brings out what I feel is the memopad’s “true nature” and refines it. I’ve had trouble finding it on my desk once or twice, which shows it’s good at hiding in plain sight

Hello sorry to bother you, but why do you not want people to call it smudging? Curious cause that's how I've always heard it referred to as by people? I'm not attempting to be rude, here, just asking ^_^
Anonymous

da-at-ass:

igamuinacra-merenptah:

da-at-ass:

breelandwalker:

Not a problem, it’s good that you asked. :)

Smudging is a term that refers to certain rituals performed by several different Native American nations. These rituals, which involve a lot more than just burning sage bundles, are sacred and not open for use by outsiders.

For some silly reason, New-Age authors seem to think that Native American rituals and practices are open for anyone to use, and that any activity where you wave around burning herbs is the same thing as smudging. They are NOT open, it is NOT smudging, and using the word in that way is appropriative and disrespectful to the people for whom the practice is sacred and reserved. (Remember, witchlings: Cultural appropriation is for assholes who don’t care about other people, so don’t do it.)

Now, mind you, burning herbs for magical or ritual purposes is a widespread practice. This is called “smoke-cleansing,” or “recaning” (pron. “reekening”) if you want to use a fun Anglo-Saxon term.

So go ahead and burn those purification herbs. And if you can, use something other than white sage. Again thanks to the New-Agers, the demand for the plant is so high that wild populations are becoming threatened.

Any of the herbs listed below are viable substitutes for white sage in smoke-cleansing:

  • Green or Purple Sage
  • Basil (any kind)
  • Peppermint
  • Rosemary
  • Lavender
  • Pine
  • Thyme
  • Oregano
  • Cedar Tips

ROSEMARY

*delicious roast chicken cleansing*

This is why when you move in to a new house, you will do an “open house” (do people use this term outside Malaysia?) and serve people food to fill the house with warm and homey feelings. the smell of food inside a house truly transforms it. especially if you bake bread or make something very aromatic like curry or rendang or soups. :D

In the US that is usually called a housewarming! And you are right, that is a very good idea!

(“Open house” is when a house is for sale and people can come tour it, or a business or school or something has a day when the public can come in and see things.)

shadowstep-of-bast:

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monobeartheater:

micdotcom:

Astronauts just found life in space, we kid you not

Russian cosmonauts have discovered something remarkable clinging to the outside of the International Space Station: living organisms.
“Results of the experiment are absolutely unique" | Follow micdotcom


yooooOOOOOOY OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HERE WE GO THERE IT IS HERE WE GOOOO IT ALL BEGINS HERE ITS HERE THIS IS IT THIS IS THE BEGINNING BRING ON MY MASS EFFECT FUTURE

OH YES


yESSSSSSS

shadowstep-of-bast:

aggravatedtranscription:

monobeartheater:

micdotcom:

Astronauts just found life in space, we kid you not

Russian cosmonauts have discovered something remarkable clinging to the outside of the International Space Station: living organisms.

Results of the experiment are absolutely unique" | Follow micdotcom

yooooOOOOOOY OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HERE WE GO THERE IT IS HERE WE GOOOO IT ALL BEGINS HERE ITS HERE THIS IS IT THIS IS THE BEGINNING BRING ON MY MASS EFFECT FUTURE

OH YES

yESSSSSSS

shadowstep-of-bast:

nsynctheanime:

"Steven Universe panders to the social justice crowd too much!"

Translation: “I don’t like it because there are POC characters who don’t rely on stereotpes for their characterization, fat characters who aren’t just walking punchlines and female characters who are well written!”

It makes it clear when people use this as a “criticism” against the show.

WHO’S BEEN TALKIN SHIT ABOUT MY FAVORITE CARTOON IN THE HISTORY OF EVER

SAME
my stepdad dislikes steven because he thinks he’s “weird”

thewolfandowl:

CAT.
ARMOUR.
CAT ARMOUR.

thewolfandowl:

CAT.

ARMOUR.

CAT ARMOUR.