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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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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?
Just A Bit Witchy Report | 09/22/2016 1:25 pm
Just A Bit Witchy
Ahahahaha, can't drink while I'm working. Plus, I'm back on antidepressants and don't wanna mix alcohol and my meds in my system just yet. Maybe in a couple of months I can drink once in while again.
And I really should, but I usually don't have time to take pics at events 'cause I am slammed with so many people! @______@

I need a photographer to just follow me around so they can take pics of the face-painting. Willing to split profits with them if they do or add their prices to my own while charging the clients for my services.
Just A Bit Witchy Report | 09/22/2016 1:00 pm
Just A Bit Witchy
Busy! Got a gig for 5 hours at a winery festival and then next week it's the FAIRY FESTIVAL!!!! 8D SO EXCITED ABOUT THAT.
I did it last year and had a blast working there as a face-painter! Not to mention, I made about $400 from charging $2 for cheek art and $5 for full faces. This year, going to charge all face-painting at $5 and selling some jewelry that I put together!
Just A Bit Witchy Report | 09/21/2016 10:34 pm
Just A Bit Witchy
Hey, you. heart

How are you doing?
Knight of Pestilence Report | 09/16/2016 8:25 pm
Knight of Pestilence
I'm sure given enough time he'd be able to pick up sign language. He's a fast learner...
She'd honestly be an ideal person for him to travel with actually, since Dagny wouldn't talk much, and he doesn't much either xD

I wonder what she'd think if he were to shift in front of her...
He generally doesn't... as he'd lose his mask in the process (the mask is an actual physical thing he made purposely to cover his lack of a mouth) but if he were to get injured in combat, he'd have no choice... in such a case, he generally would grab it off the ground by the talons and fly off to wherever until he could reform.
Knight of Pestilence Report | 09/16/2016 6:39 pm
Knight of Pestilence
I don't think Gauge really picked up that language in his travels. He knows Russian, but... thats it, from that part of Europe, at least.
Maybe Gauge wouldn't be so hesitant to let her know he's a valravn then, since she wouldn't be able to tell anyone... as far as he's aware at least. Maybe she'd ask him to remove his mask to better understand him, he'd pull it off, and she'd see nothing but smoke in place of a jaw and chin xD

You're right though, I figure she'd probably be able to learn simply by watching and him correcting her with his hands.
Knight of Pestilence Report | 09/16/2016 4:47 pm
Knight of Pestilence
This is true.
You know, that'd actually pose a really big problem for the two of them, come to think of it. Gauge has no lower face, and therefor, no lips to be read; hence why he always keeps it covered; I'm not sure how she'd understand him.

Gauge has little to say ever though... maybe they'd be able to develop some basic way to communicate without speaking. Her being literate would probably help... if she is.
Knight of Pestilence Report | 09/16/2016 12:31 pm
Knight of Pestilence
Hnnnnng that'd be pretty cool actually emotion_c8
He's mentored a few people in the past, I'm sure he'd train her if she asked enough xD


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