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Marchocias - Dictionnaire Infernal, J.A.S. Collin de Plancy
Necromancer old woman who summons the dead to help her out with knitting projects
"Can you fetch me the angora yarn? I’m starting a blanket for our Nancy’s newest."
And then undead Napoleon or Ghengis Khan or whatever just sigh and are like,
"The cream or the lilac?"
"The lilac, dearie."
So what happens if two people who have promised their firstborn to separate witches have a child together? Do they both just pop up in the nursery and have a custody battle?
I need a book about a little girl whose parents had promised their firstborn to different witches and the only way that both ends of the deal were fulfilled was for them to have joint custody of the child.
I love it!
And then the witches, forced to share a cottage while raising their joint stolen child, fall in love…
This city is made of wolves and gods,
nymphs with hacked off hair and kohled-up eyes,
wide-eyed prophets slurring over a bottle of Jack.
Ares dons leather as he prowls outside the club.
Mottled bruising spills into the half-crescent below
his eye – a bar fight left him bloody, laughing.
Old Lucifer and his host of rebel angels smoke Marlboros
in the alleyway. Abaddon spent the night in a holding cell
last weekend, head bowed and teeth gleaming.
This time, they keep to the shadows. This generation,
these new party monsters slicked with glitter and sweat,
birthed from smoke machines and sticky dancefloors —
well, the prince of darkness knows better than to meddle.
Here, we are the wolves. Divinity had the sense
not to touch us. Instead, we bare our teeth, clutch bottles
like lifelines, soak up the messy beats, hide in the
darkness between the strobe lighting.
In battered neon lights our names are written,
like stars, but less.
'nymphs with hacked off hair and kohled up eyes' you have no idea how accurate you are
"nymphs with hacked off hair and kohled up eyes" this speaks to me on a deep level
Rest stops on highways are liminal spaces where the veil is thin and nobody can tell me differently
sudden need for a story about a witch who’s a trucker
Yes. Travel altar on the dash. Sigils hung around the cab. Picking up phantom hitchikers on purpose and offering rides in exchange for stories. Warding against gremlins.
i want realistic modern fantasy like
someone finding a dragon egg and livetweeting the process of trying to hatch it (with no prior knowledge on how a dragon egg should be hatched)
a guy selling an enchanted sword on craigslist
a tattoo artist who does spell runes but for really mundane stuff like conjuring a bound demonic pen or for summoning your keys
summoning a demon for the vine
selfies with mermaids
prank calling wizards
Kappa (river imp)
Jorōgumo (lit. “whore spider”)
Kubire-oni (strangler demon)
Rokurokubi (long-necked woman)
Onmoraki (bird demon)
Nekomata (cat monster)
Tengu (bird-like demon)
Tenjō-sagari (ceiling dweller)
Enma Dai-Ō (King of Hell)
Kyūbi no kitsune (nine-tailed fox)
Baku (dream-eating chimera)
Yamasei (mountain sprite)
Rashōmon no oni (ogre of Rashōmon Gate)
Waira (mountain-dwelling chimera)
Nure-onna (snake woman)
a w e s o m e
Natural History of Mammals, Birds, Reptiles, Amphibians, Fish, Marine Life, Insects ; By Jonstonus, Joannes, 1603-1675 Bayer, Frederick M., Burndy Library, Godman, Frederick Du Cane, 1834-1919 Jonstonus, Joannes, 1603-1675 on Flickr.
Publication info Francofurti ad Moenum: Impensis haeredum Type: Meriani, MDCL-MDCLIII [1650-1653]
scary monsters don’t have plaque
ive never liked the versions of sphinxes that had human upper arms, shoulders, and freaking….missile-shaped collar bone boobs. i’d give the non-functional shoulder wings a pass bc they look rad as heck but the collar bone boobs. why. WHY
the version is still funky but i like them better my way
magical creatures helping other magical creatures (✿◡‿◡)