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Dec. 12th, 2020


[info]moregardens
[info]valloic

[info]moregardens
[info]valloic

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[info]moregardens
[info]valloic
It's not too late to protect your plants and gardens from snow and ice! A light dusting of snow won't do anything, but young, small plants can't hold the weight of much more than an inch of snow.

I like to spread a blend of bark chips, moss, straw, and leaves around the base of the plant as insulation--but not too high, because the stem will still need to receive moisture. In order to keep the top of your plants safe, you can use a cardboard box to cover them (removing it as soon as possible so they get light!) or a tarp weighed down at the ends. It's also a good idea to check out any young trees, especially if they lean heavily to one side naturally. Consider tying it to a nearby tree, so that the weight of the snow and ice don't cause the tree to snap. If it's safe, I think it's always a good idea to go out and shake snow and ice off of branches, so that you don't have a larger mess to deal with later.

Plant care is a year round job! And work in the winter results in a very flowering and fruitful spring and summer! (I couldn't help that, I'm so sorry!)

Nov. 28th, 2020


[info]runechild
[info]valloic

[info]runechild
[info]valloic

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[info]runechild
[info]valloic
Every so often the stars align, lightning strikes, the orchestra swells to a crescendo and you meet someone who shares your love of verbosity, panache, the arcane arts, accessories, and properly groomed facial hair. You spend hours together before a fete rearranging floral decor and debating over the proper dimness the light should be. You receive what I've learned is called a 'selfie'--a veritable bounty of them, in fact, and deliberate over the most flattering angle (it was no. 56, for the record, Dorian, your jaw!).

You realize, that running two separate, wildly successful enterprises that have very similar aspirations of providing unique, top quality enchanted items, potions, relics, antiques, and ephemera to the world. Thus, misty eyed and heartfelt, Dorian and I proudly present under one banner:

Glorious Purveyors of Fabled Impedimenta and Accouterments.

We're in the process of moving everything over to the shop's location in the forest, redecorating, and enlarging the physical space. Today it's all about ensuring that Thaddeus Gigantus Crumbum the Third settles in nicely (he's a Stone golem, absolutely delightful to converse with but does take his sentinel status quite seriously, don't take it too personally if he doesn't respond right away). Nesta, darling Nesta, is our compass pointing true north whilst being a superb source of Fae materials, never leave me lest I wither away! Come on Monday, darlings, we can't wait to see you.

If I ever settle on a color arrangement for these potions, that is.

Nov. 16th, 2020


[info]ofwovenstone
[info]valloic

[info]ofwovenstone
[info]valloic

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[info]ofwovenstone
[info]valloic
Out of curiosity, have the ghosts dissipated, then? I haven't seen any myself, but it hasn't stopped me from being a bit wary whenever I turn corners or enter rooms so I wouldn't mind being able to relax that particular hypervigilance for a while.

The last handful of months have flown by so quickly, I was genuinely surprised when I realized how close it's become to the end of the semester and the year itself. Our years are shorter back home and the months and celebrations are similar, yet different. I think that not having a Harvest's Close festival in the streets of Whitestone or getting to go to Emon to see the bonfires for Civilization's Dawn like I did last year just sort of makes things meld together. I've enjoyed seeing new festivities and traditions here, but I've missed some of the ones from home. I miss a lot from home, but

However, Winter's Crest does seem to have some similarities to the Christmas that I've seen some talk about on the network, so that is something to look forward to! I have to like a holiday that gives me an added excuse to buy gifts for friends.

Nov. 13th, 2020


[info]nesta
[info]valloic

[info]nesta
[info]valloic

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[info]nesta
[info]valloic
You've never seen a smug ghost until the spectral form of your sister shows up in your room in the early waking hours, waiting a few moments before saying anything. I would have rather been followed around by the dead asshole that made me fae.

Elain, please come distract. Because if this persists, I will find a way to turn her into dust, and maybe seeing you will get her to stop crowing like the beast she is.

Then I'll sell my services for any of you that are plagued by your own haunted apparitions.

Nov. 9th, 2020


[info]thatdlorusbrat
[info]valloic

[info]thatdlorusbrat
[info]valloic

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[info]thatdlorusbrat
[info]valloic
I suppose it goes without saying that I'm not much of a physical fighter - why would I be, since magic is available to me - but I believe it would be remiss of me to neglect the concept altogether. Many places are hostile to magic, and having multiple options in a fight never hurts. I don't require a class or a trainer (honestly can't imagine much worse) so much as someone to hold me accountable - a simple message going "Thurvishar, did you get up from your sodding research table at all today" would go a long way to guilt me accordingly.

In more exciting news, I've decided to concentrate more of my time to learning healing spells. I know a few, of course, but back home, healing as an institution belonged to House D'Mon, and it would have incited a minor civil war between my House and theirs to dabble (as much as I would have enjoyed rearranging Darzin D'Mon's entire head into a pleasing quiche of bone and tendon, alas, it was not an available option at the time). But, as there's no monopoly here regarding healing, and because Vallo appears to lose its goddamn mind every few weeks... seems a good idea, does it not?

There, two hobbies, underfoot. Physical improvement and advanced magics. Who's boring now?

Nov. 2nd, 2020


[info]moregardens
[info]valloic

[info]moregardens
[info]valloic

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[info]moregardens
[info]valloic
There are some really beautifully colored leaves on the ground! I've noticed some people are bagging them up? Which is fine, of course, but actually, the leaves are really good for plants! If they're shredded and left on the ground, worms will come and eat them, and a healthy garden has plenty of worms! Or you can use them to keep perennial bulbs and root vegetables warm during the winter. I liked to have a pile, and then in the spring when the leaves had decomposed, I would use them as food for the soil. A happy ground is a happy garden!

Which is a very silly statement and I can't really believe I've said that.

Oct. 28th, 2020


[info]tevene
[info]valloic

[info]tevene
[info]valloic

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[info]tevene
[info]valloic
Well, isn't today an exercise in patience in the face of calamity? I'm going to have to bring extra Flames of Our Lady to Gilmore's shop today, for our daily 'goss sesh.'

Also, if you see this lummox )

Please do not be alarmed. He now belongs to Atreus and they've already hit it off splendidly, as I knew they would when I wandered into the animal rescue facility and said 'please show me the biggest, dumbest canine you have available for adoption.'

The happiest of birthdays to you, Atreus. I'll share shots of Flames of Our Lady in honor of you, with anyone who comes by the shop.

Oct. 7th, 2020


[info]nesta
[info]valloic

[info]nesta
[info]valloic

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[info]nesta
[info]valloic
[ELAIN, CASSIAN, GILMORE, DORIAN]
I'm soaking wet from head to toe and fuck this Hotel of Nightmares. Someone come get me - fly, teleport, wish on a star, I don't care. I just want out of this area.

[info]nesta
[info]valloic

[info]nesta
[info]valloic

[No Subject]


[info]nesta
[info]valloic
Nesta
Archeron
WHO Nesta Archeron
WHERE Overlook Hotel
WHEN October 7th
WHAT Confronting fears!
STATUS Complete.
WARNINGS Claustrophobia, drowning, aquaphobia. References to being turned into a fae against her will.
A target marked. Hands shoved her into the water's awaiting claws. Read more... )

Oct. 6th, 2020


[info]ofwovenstone
[info]valloic

[info]ofwovenstone
[info]valloic

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[info]ofwovenstone
[info]valloic
FRIENDS [feel free to assume~]
I know that I am only repeating what has already been said, but do be wary if you venture out. That hotel is [...] a lot, especially if you are not intending to go to it.
PERCY
I love you, brother. I know you know this, but -- just know.

Oct. 4th, 2020


[info]moregardens
[info]valloic

[info]moregardens
[info]valloic

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[info]moregardens
[info]valloic
helphelphelp

There's a house. No, larger.

A manor?



It's full of nightmares.

[info]thatswhatido
[info]valloic

[info]thatswhatido
[info]valloic

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[info]thatswhatido
[info]valloic
Somebody. Better. Start. Talking.

Right. Now.

Oct. 3rd, 2020


[info]wedobones
[info]valloic

[info]wedobones
[info]valloic

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[info]wedobones
[info]valloic
All these plastic skeletons came out as the season got colder, didn't they! Loving the festive atmosphere. GOR I wish Harrow were here; she'd friggin' hate it. All these bones and not a sourpussed clergy in sight!

If you see me running around with a full face of skull paint on, I'm just feeling nostalgic. Can take the girl out of the death cult, but can't take the death cult out of the girl.

Vallo, I forgive you for your terrible star; you're all right. Halloween is amazing!! (PS: Am mending perfectly thanks to the tender bedside manner of my friends. FRIENDS. MULTIPLE. Might actually make it to Fight Club this month after all.)

Sep. 8th, 2020


[info]zombiespy
[info]valloic

[info]zombiespy
[info]valloic

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[info]zombiespy
[info]valloic
So umm, I think the animals that were with people are mostly vanishing? That's what I saw people saying?

Because mine ... didn't. He's still just hanging around. Does that mean I get to keep him? Because then I'm going to name him. He's pretty cute!

Maybe someone who knows stuff about magic should look at him and see if they can figure out why he's still here? Maybe it will help us figure out why some people disappear and some don't too. And how to stop it. As long as it won't hurt him, I mean.

I'm kind of out of one job now. But that's probably better anyway since I have school. I liked it, though. I learned a lot from Sherlock just by listening to him talk.

[info]force_wound
[info]valloic

[info]force_wound
[info]valloic

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[info]force_wound
[info]valloic
Right. Also got one of the glowing animals. Don't know what kind it is but looks like this;

unfiltered image )

On other matters back in my previous dimension I was part of a veteran's group. Did more or less what the 'Previously Dead' Club does, except geared towards people that have fought. If there's interest, could look into setting that up. Helped me a lot.

Sep. 7th, 2020


[info]runechild
[info]valloic

[info]runechild
[info]valloic

[No Subject]


[info]runechild
[info]valloic
And a good morning to you, early morning magic. It was a nice excuse to for tea and the sunrise, at a certain point in time beauty sleep becomes negligible.

Aug. 29th, 2020


[info]illyrian
[info]valloic

[info]illyrian
[info]valloic

[No Subject]


[info]illyrian
[info]valloic
CASSIAN + NESTA
“I don’t know where my place or future is in Velaris.”
WHAT: Well, they were watching fireworks when Feelings and Emotions™ struck.
WHERE: Morningside Apartments
WHEN: Tonight, August 29
WARNINGS: None!
STATUS: Complete!
Read more... )

Aug. 25th, 2020


[info]tevene
[info]valloic

[info]tevene
[info]valloic

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[info]tevene
[info]valloic
Given that I come from a different time and place than our rather technologically advanced (at least in my view) island, I have been attempting to learn as much as I can about my surroundings, the cuisine especially. I have seen donuts and I have seen hamburgers, but there are some places that offer these two things together, as if a glazed donut is a substitute for actual bread and I don't...understand. That or why some taco shells are made of crunchy orange dust. I assume someone ought to be able to explain. Or argue why any of this would be a good idea.

But it's pleasant to have a purpose, at least - I will be teaching Necromancy at one of the magic schools here, which I'm certain will be a delightful experience. Far better than dealing with politics back home - you've got to have eyes in your front and back, so as to anticipate knives coming from any angle.

Aug. 24th, 2020


[info]force_wound
[info]valloic

[info]force_wound
[info]valloic

[No Subject]


[info]force_wound
[info]valloic
Oh no, not again.

Aug. 21st, 2020


[info]wedobones
[info]valloic

[info]wedobones
[info]valloic

[No Subject]


[info]wedobones
[info]valloic
This wasn't what I was expecting when I opened my eyes, and - lucky you - I'm sure you weren't expecting a flaming ball of hotness such as myself to darken your doorway. Spirits and sages, sharpen your blades and unleash your loosest women, because Gideon of House No. 9 is all up in you. All up in you.

I'm so glad that whole Sacred Vow of Silence thing is over.

Anyhow. Your DOA types were nice, answered my questions, which consisted of mainly "what the fuck" and also "why the fuck", with a side order of "but how the fuck" and "how's my face paint" (supremely shattered, by the way, apparently interdimensional travel doesn't play nice with the vestal skull decoration depicting Honour & Resignation), but no matter. I'm Gideon Nav, I'm free as balls, and I'm here to shirk my Holy duties and be an astounding example of a cautionary tale, since it appears like going back's off the menu. Shame. NOT.

What am I to do for coin and keep? I'm sure I was told this, but I stopped listening about five minutes in. That's on me, not you. Also, your sun is nearly as bright as my future, this place has a shocking lack of dour nuns swinging thuribles made of bone, and the absence of saturnine chanting is really giving me the creeps.