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Between Colleges
Preschool Teacher
Married to a pirate
Obsessed with Vikings (historical and the show)
Caught up on Gravity Falls
Researching Herbology
Getting ready to write for Nanowrimo

Instructions on how to deal with Trust Your Story

"Touch the wooden gate in the wall you never
saw before.
Say "please" before you open the latch,
go through,
walk down the path.
A red metal imp hangs from the green-painted
front door,
as a knocker,
do not touch it; it will bite your fingers.
Walk through the house. Take nothing. Eat
if any creature tells you that it hungers,
feed it.
If it tells you that it is dirty,
clean it.
If it cries to you that it hurts,
if you can,
ease its pain.

From the back garden you will be able to see the
wild wood.
The deep well you walk past leads down to Winter's
there is another land at the bottom of it.
If you turn around here,
you can walk back, safely;
you will lose no face. I will think no less of you.

Once through the garden you will be in the
The trees are old. Eyes peer from the under-
Beneath a twisted oak sits an old woman. She
may ask for something;
give it to her. She
will point the way to the castle.
Inside it are three princesses.
Do not trust the youngest. Walk on.
In the clearing beyond the castle the twelve
months sit about a fire,
warming their feet, exchanging tales.
They may do favors for you, if you are polite.
You may pick strawberries in December's frost.

Trust the wolves, but do not tell them where
you are going.
The river can be crossed by the ferry. The ferry-
man will take you.
(The answer to his question is this:
If he hands the oar to his passenger, he will be free to
leave the boat.
Only tell him this from a safe distance.)

If an eagle gives you a feather, keep it safe.
Remember: that giants sleep too soundly; that
witches are often betrayed by their appetites;
dragons have one soft spot, somewhere, always;
hearts can be well-hidden,
and you betray them with your tongue.
Do not be jealous of your sister.
Know that diamonds and roses
are as uncomfortable when they tumble from
one's lips as toads and frogs:
colder, too, and sharper, and they cut.

Remember your name.
Do not lose hope — what you seek will be found.
Trust ghosts. Trust those that you have helped
to help you in their turn.
Trust dreams.
Trust your heart, and trust your story.

When you come back, return the way you came.
Favors will be returned, debts be repaid.
Do not forget your manners.
Do not look back.
Ride the wise eagle (you shall not fall).
Ride the silver fish (you will not drown).
Ride the grey wolf (hold tightly to his fur).

There is a worm at the heart of the tower; that is
why it will not stand.

When you reach the little house, the place your
journey started,
you will recognize it, although it will seem
much smaller than you remember.
Walk up the path, and through the garden gate
you never saw before but once.
And then go home. Or make a home.

Or rest."

-Instructions by Neil Gaiman


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Mab not Mable Report | 10/21/2016 7:14 pm
Mab not Mable
Aw thank you so much! heart
Maze Report | 10/19/2016 3:59 am
Every class has the ability to be badass. Just a matter of playing it right. I'm pretty decent at damage, though I'm too inexperienced in what type of monsters we're up against sometimes to know the smart thing to do. Got a hole in my head last session thanks to a baby-squid-in-the-face-thing that I forgot the name of. I lived, though, and learned that I should always break grapple and regain distance instead of trying to stab them in the effin' head.

Apparently, I can do a Str-check against the grapple and then still attack, instead of having to choose. Ah well. I'm not dead yet, right? And I'm pretty sure that, given the setting, I'll just respawn in another temple or something.. We're running around in someone else's world, and it's a bit confusing at times because I KNOW NOTHING. XD
Beautiful Envy Report | 10/15/2016 6:57 am
Beautiful Envy
Thank you!!
Frozen Wonderland Report | 10/04/2016 11:42 am
Frozen Wonderland
Aaah thanks biggrin I was aiming for whimsical, and tbh it was hard to find affordable Halloween items.
All the orange/black and candy corn colored items are so expensive omg
Frozen Wonderland Report | 10/04/2016 9:20 am
Frozen Wonderland
Really? Well, then I'm glad I said something. :>

And I feel you on the inventory situation, almost everything I've got is for my winter fairy character and magical girl items.
I'm going through it right now and trying some looks. What do you think about this one?
Frozen Wonderland Report | 10/04/2016 8:48 am
Frozen Wonderland
The effort shows, any compliments you get for you avatar are well deserved. c:

And thank you! I've liked this one look so much I haven't wanted to switch my avatar in months.
I definitely should come up with something new for Halloween, though.
Frozen Wonderland Report | 10/04/2016 8:42 am
Frozen Wonderland
Hello! Just wanted to say that you have a great avatar. biggrin
Knight of Plagues Report | 09/26/2016 1:07 pm
Knight of Plagues
Indeed. Everyone else is dressing up so I said fuggit...
Just A Bit Witchy Report | 09/22/2016 3:58 pm
Just A Bit Witchy
Not sure who you want him to serve but this this website has some pretty good info so far. Plus, fairies from all over the world! Personally, I like Aeval. >3> You can read why I like her.
Just A Bit Witchy Report | 09/22/2016 1:43 pm
Just A Bit Witchy
Really? Aw, thank you! *loves on*

Sure! I might be a little rusty since I've been busy to keep up with my own fairy lore, but I'll take a crack at it. What do you need to know?


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