The Intimacy of Objects

Iced Coffee 

Crumpets 

Tartlets 

Stew 

Your name spelled in foods 

That make me think of you. 

Raindrops 

Snowdrops 

Thunder 

Dew 

Your name spelled in weather 

That makes me think of you 

Lilacs 

Stardust 

A charm 

That’s blue 

Your name spelled in trinkets 

That make me think of you 

Writing Prompts for ISFP’s

Hello everyone! I’m resuming my MBTI writing prompt posts yet again! And today I’m doing the ISFP MBTI personality. They’re also known as “The Adventurer” so I’m hoping to inject that curios and adventurous spirit into these prompts! Please enjoy!

★Space Train

All aboard the space train! The next stop could be anywhere in the universe. Humanity, at this point in time, has advanced to living on multiple planets. Travel between their homes has been restricted by regular space craft until a rather looney inventor creates a most ingenious piece of machinery- The Space Train. The Train can travel speedily across the stars, able to reach the furthest edges of the universe in minutes. The only issue is, the train seems to have a mind of its own, seemingly sentient. Or perhaps this was no accident….

★Charmed

You find yourself wondering your small town when you noticed a shop that you didn’t recognize. Curios, you enter to find it is a jewelry shop. But not your average one of course. This shop is called “Charm”, and is run by a rather curios lady with a tall pointy hat (or perhaps it really is a witch’s hat?). The Charms displayed everywhere look normal at first, but upon closer inspection you find them moving and alive.

Pennies

There is a fountain in the middle of town with a statue of lady holding a pot and pouring water. You think it is a rather striking piece of work but pay it little to no heed. But little do you know, this fountain is very special. The statue (also known as the lady of the fountain) records the wishes of those who toss a penny in her waters and chooses a few to grant. This, of course, is unbeknownst to you- at least until she grants your wish.

★Chosen One

Your family drags you on a camping trip. This doesn’t surprise you as your Dad has been doing this for years, driving the family to his favorite camping spot between a mountain and a large lake, trying to encourage you to “connect more with nature”. You begrudgingly go, as per usual.

One day, you decide to go swimming in the lake beside your campsite to pass the time. You swim around a bit only to stub your toe on something hard. Annoyed, you fish it out of the water from the depths of the lake, only to find a rather large and magical looking sword. A lady with a cloak made of water suddenly appears before you, informing you that you hold the legendary blade known as Excalibur and you have been, in fact, chosen.

Portraits

You are a worker at a rather high end art museum. You like your job well enough though sometimes you’re not a fan of the late hours. So its no surprise that you found yourself a little annoyed when you were informed that you were going to need to stay extra late one evening to hang up a new shipment of paintings.

So at about midnight, you find yourself opening up crates of artwork in the basement of the museum. Then you come to one box that is comprise entirely of portraits. You admire them-they are of marvelous workmanship. But, as you hold the canvas in your hands, you see the man in the paint blink and then turn his head towards you. Screaming, you drop him him back in the box only to hear a few annoyed complaints from the other portraits.

What on earth is going on???

An Extensive List of Mythical Creatures

Yet another list for the sake of writing reference. I went with the more basic/well known mythological creatures so I didn’t really include some of the old and very obscure ones. I also want to specify that these a more European/American based mythological beasts. There is an enormous amount of mythological creatures special to every part of the world. Perhaps I’ll make more lists of fantasy creatures but more country/region specific?

Anyways! Take care & enjoy!

Angel 

Centaur 

Chimera 

Cyclops 

Dragon 

Dryad 

Dwarf

Fae 

Fairy 

Genie 

Gnome

Griffon 

Harpy 

Hippocampus 

Hippogryph 

Hydra 

Int 

Jackalope 

Ki-rin 

Kraken 

Leprechaun

Manticore 

Medusa 

Mermaid 

Minotaur  

Naga 

Nine-tailed fox 

Nymph

Orc 

Pegasus 

Peryton 

Phoenix 

Pixie 

Satyr 

Seraph 

Sphinx 

Three-headed Dog 

Thunderbird 

Troll

Unicorn 

Uni-wolf (Wolf with one horn) 

Vampire 

Were-creature (ex. Werewolf, werefox, etc.) 

Wyvern 

Dialogue Snippets from Age Old Stories I shall Never Finish

“I did not fall in love. That makes it sound like a sort of accident. No, I did not fall. I descended a spiraling staircase, following it downwards, deeper and deeper. Sure, it was slower, but I was aware of every single step. 

And the walk back up was so very, very slow.”

~ Excerpt from “Velvet Heart”, A story a began a year ago but never finished.

~*~

“I once met a fox who said, “lying is just another form of Story telling.” 

“Yes,” I said. “That is true. But the intentions are never the same. A story is not built to manipulate.” 

“Oh, but they are! Emotions and thoughts are twisted around the writer’s pen.” 

“That is true. But the intention is to find beauty in manipulation. A means to an end. It is not a story woven to conceal and shadow. Fiction is called just that. ” 

“Not all. Some are mislabeled and presented truthfully. Some are called history.” 

“History is a story?” 

“Indeed. Only ever told by the victors.” “

~Excerpt from “The Tales of Mr. Fox”, a short novel I started a year and a half ago. I hope to finish it eventually.

~*~

“Good can praise the Good, Evil can praise the Evil, but when Evil praises the good and Good understands the Evil is when it’s truly special.”

~Excerpt from a short story titled “Paper Girl”. Wrote it four years ago and never Finished it.

~*~

“I’ll tell you a secret: 

You spot a romantic simply whether or not and how long they look at the sky.”

~Another Excerpt from “Paper Girl”

~*~

“I think I’d rather be an optimist than a pessimist- I don’t think I could take being wrong that often.”

~Excerpt from an unnamed short story.

“Take it from me, darling. I’d rather be single and happy then committed to the wrong person and miserable. “

~Another “Paper Girl” Excerpt

~*~

“Do you know what all stories have in common? They end.  

Such is the human life.  

Since the beginning of time, no one has escaped the sad truth that our human lives will meet a conclusion someday. Many have tried to escape this, but none succeed. Nothing is new under the sun. We live and die-that is life.  

But how do we as humans cope with this unrelenting cold truth? That all we know will pass in the blink of an eye? The same way we deal with all hardships:  

Art.  

We tell stories. We sing songs. And create.  

Through art we find beauty and solace in the saddest of truths. Because sometimes the loveliest things in life are tragic, and there is beauty in caring- therefore there is beauty in hurt. This is why we can smile a little as we realize the bittersweet truth- we cannot take anything with us, but we always leave something behind.  

I am choosing to leave this behind. “

~Excerpt from “Space, Soul, & Death” which was intended to be a short story collection. I started it three years ago. Perhaps I’ll write enough pieces to finish it someday.

~*~

Thanks for sticking around to read this hodge podge of a post. Perhaps you might draw some inspiration from these dusty words and snippets of dialogue!

My Five Favorite Foods

Yet another little fun personal post. I caught covid over a year ago and while I am thankful that it is over and I got better, it has left me with my taste buds rather… altered. This list of my favorite foods would have looked vastly different before catching the illness. I used to adore savory, well seasoned foods but now I find myself enjoying much sweeter things that are a bit easier on my palette. All that being said, welcome to my list of five favorite foods! Who knows, you may find a new food you want to try?

Beignets

Beignets - My Story in Recipes

This was the first food that really tasted amazing after I recovered from Covid. It was about four or five months since I had caught it and I was finding out that many meats, eggs, and a lot of easy protein foods tasted rotten and weird. Event things that I could eat smelled wrong and funny to me now. But then I went to a restaurant with my sister when we were visiting the city of Saint Louis… and I had a Beignet. And it tasted and smelled amazing, as it should. Turns out sugar and cinnamon a flavors that Covid left untouched and it was incredible. You might think I’m being dramatic and maybe I am, but at the time, It was a big deal to find a food that actually smelled and tasted good. Up until this point I was craving flavors I could no longer taste correctly like egg salad, fried chicken, or roast. But they smelled rotten. Then I had a Beignet and it actually tasted amazing and familiar.

And that’s the story of how they’re my favorite food, dethroning my long standing favorite food of tacos.

Greek Gyros

What to Serve with Gyros (16 Tasty Ideas) - Insanely Good

Oooooooh, greek food. Lovely, lovely greek food. We have a scrumptious greek food place about twenty minutes from our house and it is amazing. With the perfect balance of meat and salad and seasoned just right, I adore these wraps as they don’t sit on your stomach like a brick and leave you feeling gross like a lot of takeout.

Fries

French fries - Wikipedia

Hehe… speaking of feeling gross…

Even as an adult, I still really like McDonald’s fries A LOT. I mean, as long as they’re hot and I don’t eat too many of them as they can definitely make you feel icky after too many. But those first few fries are so good, especially if they’re salted just right. I know they’re terrible for me and I try to limit the amount of fast food in my life but dang, they really are my Achille’s heel sometimes.

Funfetti Goey

Funfetti Gooey Butter Cake - Fake Ginger

If you’ve had a good funetti goey butter cake piece then you KNOW. I don’t really know how to describe this dessert. I used to serve them when I worked at a tea shop and they were INCREDIBLE. They’re kind of like cake flavored brownies but goey-er (as the name implies). If you haven’t tried them before then I STRONGLY encourage you to look up a recipe and give ’em a try, especially if you have a sweet tooth. Some people eat it with ice cream, but I personally like it plain. Either way, they’re awesome even though they’re basically diabetes in a square.

Chocolate Moose Tracks Ice cream

Fun fact, I’m slightly allergic to dairy. But also fun fact, I don’t always let that stop me. Another guilty pleasure of mine is ice cream in general but especially moose tracks ice cream but especially, especially chocolate moose tracks ice cream. Chocolate is just good, man. What can I say? It’s also worth mentioning that I had a chocolate moose tracks milk shake once and that was divine. So if you ever get the chance to order or make one, I implore you to take it!

Aaaaand that’s a wrap! Just a fun little light-hearted post for you to enjoy. It’s definitely not a list of the healthiest foods but sometimes the best stuff is simply terrible for you. So what are your favorite foods? Feel free to tell me down in the comment below! Let’s discuss, this is important stuff you know!

Thanks for reading!

An Extensive List of Weapons

And the reference lists keep coming! But if you’re anything like me, you have a bookmark folder primarily for writing references and lists such as these to perhaps you will find some use for these! Though don’t get too distracted with lists and references. Keep writing!

A

Arming Sword 

B

Bastard Sword 

Bat 

Baton 

Bazooka,  

Bladed Baton 

Bladed Boomerang 

Bladed Chakram 

Bladed Gauntlets 

Bladed Mace 

Bladed Staff 

Bladed Tonfa 

Bladed/Metal Boots 

Bola 

C

Calvary Sabre 

Chakram 

Claymore Sword 

Club 

Crossbow 

Cutlass 

D

DaDao Sword 

Dao Sword 

Darts 

Dirk (Dagger) 

Double Edged Axe 

Double Ended- Single Bladed Axe 

Double Ended-Double Bladed Axe 

Dual Pistols 

F

Fencing Sabre 

Foil Rapier 

G

Gladius Sword 

Great Cleaver Sword 

H

Halbred 

Hammer 

Hand Claws 

Hatchet  

Heater Shield 

Hunting Knife 

J

Javelin 

K

Kal 

Kama 

Katana 

Kine Shield 

Kris Dagger 

Kunai 

L

Light Mace 

Longbow 

M

Machete 

Machine Gun 

Missiles 

Morning Star 

N

Net Launcher 

Nunchucks 

P

Pike 

Pistol 

Pitchfork 

Q

Quarterstaff 

R

Rapier 

Rifle 

S

Sal 

Saptha Sword 

Scimitar 

Scythe 

Shogel 

Short Bow 

Short Sword 

Shuriken 

Sickle 

Single Bladed Axe 

Slayer Sword 

Sling & Metal Balls,  

Slingshot 

Spear 

Spiked Mace 

Staff 

Stilletto Dagger 

Stone Maul

T

Targe Shield 

Throwing Chakram 

Tonfa 

Tower Shield 

Trident 

W

Warhammer 

Whip 

Inky’s Custom Contest Entry

Hello, ladies and gents! and welcome to another contest entry!

I’ve been enjoying getting more involved in the writing wordpress community and it’s been quite fun I must say! Especially considering all the fun little tags and contests floating around. So its no surprise that I’m participating in another community contest hosted by Inky. So, I present you my entry for Inky’s Custom Contest!

logo
copyright credits- the ruby and flower are not Inky’s own images

Rules

  • add the featured image on the start of the post (but you can make your own design, and place Inky’s at the end.)
  • follow the selected categories: writing, painting, digital designing or baking.
  • max three entries (but you can only win one)
  • for writing, max words is 350. it also has to be family friendly.
  • for painting+ designing ; make sure it’s kid friendly. if you’re unsure; send it over to my gmail.
  • when pasting the logo; make sure to add the copyright credits. (caption)
  • use “inky’s custom contest” tag in the post.

My Entries

Originally, I wanted to enter in the Writing, Painting, Baking, & Digital Designing categories but, alas, as I am running low on time to work on creative projects these days (Yay College! :D), I’ll only be entering in the Baking, Painting & Digital Content categories.

Digital Design Entry

Fun fact about me (if anyone cares but I’m gonna tell it anyways), I started doing digital editing & Art when I was 11. And oh boy, was it bad. Like really bad. But now, 9 WHOLE YEARS LATER, I can look at my creations without cringing (sometimes). My favorite digital pieces have always been ones in that disney-esque CGI style (because the animation of Tangled enraptured me). If you’re interested in seeing more of my pieces, I generally upload them to my pinterest & I have a instagram for it. (I would love to see my fellow bloggers on other platforms! Also pinterest is like 90% of how I waste my time…)

Baking

These are Pecan Pie Tartlets (I freaking LOVE tartlets. They make me want to throw a teaparty or something, I swear). Generally they’re best right out of the oven and look so cute on a little plate. ❤

Painting

Blasted people are so hard to paint but they also feel so rewarding when you’re done if they turn out right. You really feel like you’ve accomplished something, yaknow?

Nominations

The Texas Lass
Suhani
Rain Alchemist
Stara
Megan
Wryter Worldsworst
An Ordinary Pen

And that concludes my entries! Nominations for entering are open right now so feel free to enter and tag Inky so she can see your lovely works of art! See ya, readers!

How to Tackle Test Anxiety

Welp, my winter break will be over next week, as much as it saddens me to say. So, in honor of that, I’ve decided to do yet another college/school related post to help all the students out there. If you’re like me, you struggle with a little bit of test anxiety so below I’m going to leave my personal tips on how you can tackle the little testing butterflies. Enjoy, readers & fellow students!

★Make a study plan.

Be prepared for this test. Know in your mind that you’re doing what you can. Don’t burn yourself out studying but definitely make a plan of attack so you can walk into your test feeling more confident in yourself and your abilities.

★Practice positive self talk.

Encourage yourself. Tell yourself that you are capable. But also remind yourself that your worth is not derived from your performance.

★Get plenty of sleep the night before.

This plays into your mindset going into the test. You will feel worse about yourself if your sluggish and exhausted from studying all night.

★Have a nice breakfast or meal before leaving for school in the morning.

You want your brain ready for this test. Plus, sometimes having something on your stomach can squelch that “pukey” feeling. Coffee on an empty stomach can sometimes make that feeling worse as it’s pretty acidic.

★Visualize Success.

Think about how good it will feel to have the test out of the way and, even better, making a good grade on it.

★Give yourself practice tests.

This will help you get used to the feeling of being tested on these things and will help you study the material itself.

★Separate your fears.

Some fears are ridiculous and sometimes you gotta recognize that. Some are founded and I would recommend talking those fears out with someone close to you or a teacher or even writing them down. But the fear that “everyone will think I’m a moron and a failure” is probably not a very realistic one. It definitely exists in your head sometimes as I know it can exist in mine, but it is vital to label these fears as lies that we agonize over.

★Let go of perfectionism

You’re not going to make all A’s all the time. That’s not realistic. Definitely study in hopes of getting an A, but please don’t put pressure on yourself to be perfect all the time. College is hard and can be even harder if we heap insane expectations upon ourselves.

★During the test, remember to breath and think positively

Take it one question at a time. Select the answers you know are correct first and then go back. If you find yourself spiraling into fear and self doubt, take a moment to take a deep breath and remind yourself of your past successes and that you can do this.

★Don’t obsess over questions

Agonizing over a question can often result in you changing the correct answer (your gut answer) to a wrong one as you second guess yourself. Check your answers but don’t obsess over them.

★Keep it in perspective.

Your life doesn’t hang in the balance here. This is a test. And while you want to do well, sometimes you’ve just gotta do your best and what will be will be. Besides, you’ll probably do worse on the test if you’re feeling rattled. It is in your best interest to keep it all in perspective and have a healthy mindset going into it.

Remember, you can do this!

An Extensive List of Medieval Jobs for your Side Characters

Another Alphabetized list for refence when creating your side characters in your medieval fantasy based story or your DnD campaign. Enjoy, writers!

A 

Actor  

Alchemist  

B 

Baker  

Bartender  

Blacksmith  

Butcher  

C 

Candlemaker 

Clerk  

Calligrapher 

Clockmaker  

Cobbler  

D 

Diplomat  

Doctor  

Drunkard  

Detective 

F 

Farmer  

Farrier 

Fisher  

Fletcher 

G 

Gardener  

Guard  

H 

Harold  

Hatmaker  

Healer  

Herbalist  

Hermit  

I 

Innkeeper  

Inventor 

J 

Jailer  

Jester   

K 

Knight  

Knitter 

L 

Leatherworker  

Librarian  

Locksmith  

M 

Mail Carrier  

Mason  

Mayor  

Midwife  

Milk Maid  

Miller  

Mortician  

Musician  

N 

Navigator 

Nun  

P 

Painter   

Perfumer  

Pick-pocket  

Playwright  

Poet  

Potter  

Priest  

R 

Ranger  

Roofer  

S 

Seamstress  

Servant  

Shepherd  

Silversmith  

Soldier  

Stable boy  

Storekeeper  

T 

Tailor  

Tax Collector 

Thief  

Toymaker  

V 

Vendor  

Vet  

Vineyard Tender  

W 

Weaver  

Woodcarver  

Woodcutter  

Woodseller  

Writer  

An Extensive List of Fantasy Classes

Hey there bloggers! Just like with my superpower masterlist (which you can find here), this is done for character creation and writer reference for whatever story you’re working on. I plan to do more lists like these in the future. I have one in the works for a list of fantasy creatures and a list of medieval/fantasy town jobs. Until then, enjoy my extensive list of fantasy classes.

A 

Alchlemist 

Arcanist 

Archer 

Artificer  

Assassin 

B 

Baker of Enchantments 

Bandit 

Barbarian 

Bard 

Beast Master 

Beaster-Summoner 

Blacksmith of Enchantments 

Blade Singer 

Blade-master 

C 

Chameleon 

Cleric 

Conjurer 

D 

Dark Knight 

Dragon-tamer 

Dreamwalker 

Druid 

Duelist 

E 

Enchanter 

F 

Fairy-whisperer 

Fencer 

G 

Gambler 

Geomancer 

Guardian 

H 

Herbalist 

Hunter 

I 

Illusionist 

K 

Knight 

M 

Mage 

Mage 

Magic Thief 

Magician 

Martial Artist 

Mentalist 

Merchant of Enchantments 

Monk 

Mystic 

N 

Necromancer 

Ninja 

O 

Oracle 

P 

Paladin 

Pirate 

Priest 

Priestess 

Pyromancer 

R 

Ranger 

Reaper 

Ritualist 

Rogue 

S 

Sage 

Samurai 

Scout 

Seamstress of Enchantments 

Seer 

Shadowmancer 

Shaman 

Soothsayer 

Sorcerer 

Spy 

Strategist 

T 

Trapmaster 

Trickster 

W 

Warlock 

Warlord 

Warrior 

Weather-master 

Witch