Thinking back to that “person who blabbed about the binding spell” incident… Timing can be everything. Certain phases of the Moon, and certain seasons in the cycle of the Sun through the Wheel of the Year, will empower or scupper your spellwork. If you’re the sort who puts a lot of stock in Mercury retrograde, then you’d never consider working a binding or curse during that period because the very condition of Mercury retrograde makes things rebound on their sender, or just go wonky and hare off in the opposite direction from what’s intended.
Inspired by a post on a FB witchery group…
Pro Witch Tip #374: If you do a binding spell on somebody (wrap photo around a stone, cast into a river, etc), you DO NOT GO AROUND TELLING EVERYBODY YOU KNOW, so that word eventually gets back to your target. Especially when your target has witch friends of their own.
That’s a sure way to get an “uncrossing and return to sender” spell fired right back at you. Probably with a lot of extra spin to make it hurt even worse (and a clause in there taking advantage of the fact that you’re blabbing about what you did).
Plus they KNOW where you cast the stone into the river, so they can go right there and perform the uncrossing/return to sender spell on the very spot, or damned close to it.
Found on a FB writers group:
(And that’s all I’m up for today, folks. I’m working like mad on two freelance commercial art jobs, so it’s comics comics comics aaaaaaallllll the way down!)
Video of yesterday’s podcast recording session. Loads of fun! Come watch! 🙂
Came across this question on a FB writers group recently…
I’ve been on live interviews a number of times, and if someone interviewing me used a word I wasn’t clear on, I would likely say: “I’m not sure what you mean, would you mind clarifying?” Or I’d play it for delight: “Oh! There’s a word I’ve never encountered before as a writer! Please, enlighten me — what does it mean?”
As long as you keep an upbeat attitude, the audience will (likely) be on your side. 🙂
As a diabetic, I can attest that a LOT of blood can come out of a fairly small cut in one’s finger. One day when we were subcutaneously hydrating our cat (liver failure treatment), I accidentally nicked myself with the ultra-sharp lancet. BLOOD EVERYWHERE, DUDES.
After over two and a half decades away, it looks like I’m getting back into the realm of costuming again. 🙂
Since I’m splitting an 8′ dealer table in the Keycon 36 Marketplace with a fellow artist, I plan to have a 2’x4′ vinyl sign printed to hang over the table front on my side. This is the latest version, based on a photo taken by Kevin Grummett at my November 10th book signing.
I welcome any thoughts or pointers, since this isn’t usually the kind of design work I do. 🙂