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Sanity is... often defined by our actions. [1.9]

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When it comes down to it, sanity can often be found in the strangest of places and situations, if we need it desperately enough... in my experience at least.

Sometimes it can just take being put, reluctantly, back into your element to bring on clarity and a sense of purpose properly at long last.

Events unfold including but not limited to:
Hannah breaking some windows to get attention,
John using his magic effectively without casting a single spell,
And a Jeep needing to have its windows opened quickly!


Sanity is... hard to maintain sometimes [1.8]

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Moving house can be a hassle,
Moving house with magic is, presumably, meant to be a bit easier?

Moving house with John’s help would likely be...
...Yeah, not the best idea in the world, is it?...

Events unfold including but not limited to:
The sun being discussed,
Taxi rides being (relatively) skipped over in silence,
and explanations of events are exchanged, much to both sides confused frustration.

Sanity is... often defined by our words [1.7]

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The best of plans can go astray in any number of ways.
It's not like we can always see what's coming a lot of the time, after all, right?

Even Seer's have their limits sometimes it seems...

Events unfold including but not limited to:
John doing 'guy stuff' with a Golem,
Fena breathlessly rambling (again),
And Hannah gets more then she bargained for multiple times over!


Sanity is... not for everybody [1.6]

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Paying attention is important.
Take nothing for granted and nothing will surprise you!

It's a nice theory at least... in practice though?...

Events unfold including but not limited to:
Hannah being carried awkwardly,
John staring awkwardly,
And multiple floors are going to need cleaning!


Sanity is... restored, somewhat [1.5]

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There's nothing wrong with having a good cry sometimes.
Getting a weigh off your chest,
Misery loving company,
Jon loving Hann-

Okay, lets not get crazy with this one, shall we?

Events unfold including but not limited to:
Feelings being talked about,
Facts being discussed,
and some shocking discoveries are made!


Sanity is... a relative term [1.4]

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Not all explosions are bad... a lot of them maybe?... but not all of them at least.

Let's just say 'explosions can be a mixed-bag'.
It's complicated, no worries, you'll get it eventually.

Events unfold including but not limited to:
Hannah going for a swim in Death Valley,
John giving out a few well-timed cuddles,
and the desert will never be the same again!


Sanity is...at a premium [1.3]

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"For your own good" is a useful but often badly thought out phrase,
only time can tell if actions eventually work out for the better in a lot of cases where it's applicable.

This is one of those cases.

Events unfold including but not limited to:
Bitey getting his origin story told,
John has a (possibly terrible) plan,
and Sarah swears while staring at Eris!


Sanity is... short-lived [1.2]

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One step forward, two steps back followed by an all-out sprint.
The path back to reality can be, ironically, a bit surreal sometimes it seems?
The trick is to not get lost along the way due to distractions...

...Hannah, honey, that's your cue?...

Events unfold including but not limited to:
Hannah showing off,
John being missing-presumed 'busy',
and Sarah getting obsessed with a stupid bloody wall!


Sister of my Heart

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December 2017 Christmas Dreams Story Contest Entry

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Sister of my Heart

I am most assuredly back Dear Reader!
As promised, the snow has begun to fall once more and so must the lamp-lighters and narrators apply their trade.

Welcome to hopefully the first of many 'Narrator Fellow's Christmas Omnibus's!


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December 2017 Christmas Dreams Story Contest Entry

 

Sanity is... for the weak! [1.1]

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Potions, as with most things, rarely improve once past their sell-by-date apparently.
Even if it is a very pretty green potion, potion, -otion, -otion...

You know, I think the effects might actually be getting worse?

Events unfold including but not limited to:
Chairs being forgotten, along with many other things.
John's trying to do... something?...
And Sarah gets a temperature controlled fashion upgrade!


 

This year, for sure!

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December 2017 Christmas Dreams Story Contest Entry

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This year, for sure!

Last year was a failure,
Summer was a bust,
Fall fell apart.
One last go!

He'll notice me this time or else!


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December 2017 Christmas Dreams Story Contest Entry

 

Magic is... [Season 2]

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In the grand tradition of Magic is, this title page is probably going to be highly unhelpful at first.
I've still not gone back and edited the first title page from Season 1 surprisingly.
I promise to make an effort and fix that... someday... :)

That being said we left out valiant (heroes?) in a bit of a mess.
Edith dead, Sarah burned by her own magic, Eris had her her brain messed with, Hannah ran away into her 'realm' and John was left to try and keep things together.

Sanity is... optional [1.0]

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It's never safe to spend too long with your own thoughts, especially when those thoughts have a tendency to get out of hand at times.

Months upon months of waiting are finally at an end.
Hannah's been busy, busy, busy, usy-
John's been hounding her at every turn and potions are a lot more dangerous then Wizard-Burger's use of them would have you believe.

The new season starts here folks!
Let's see what the gang's been up to...


 

Magic is... [Season 1 Catch-up]

The following pages were 'borrowed' from the desk of Hannah Cooper for your voyeuristic pleasure.
All slurs and 'stupids' given are the opinion of Hannah Cooper and in no-way represent my own personal opinions or even reality itself sometimes.

Hannah's first Log-Book

'Appendix's

Magic is.. getting an after-credits scene? [6]

After-credits are practically expected these days, as are inevitable sequels used to set up wider universes over time.
Don't blame me, blame Marvel!

That being said, sometimes an after-credit scene or twelve can help soften the blow of a rather abrupt ending, right?

Events unfold including but not limited to:
Not telling!
Nuh uh, you'll have to read and find out!
Okay, okay.. Jeez..

So there's this bit where at least one person reads this part before chapter [5.11] and gets horribly confused in the comments.
You KNOW you want to scroll down and see if I'm right now, don't ya? :)


Arista is.. confident [5.11]

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A wise, presumably enchanted, group of entrance-ways once sung:
"This is the end, my only friend, the end."

Rather fitting right about now I guess.. or is it?

Events unfold including but not limited to:
Dirt-brown magic splashing on things,
Several (either literal or metaphysical) tug's-of-war,
and Hannah has nothing left to lose!

Do I need to mention how potentially dangerous that last point could be for everyone involved by now?


Arista is.. suffering too, apparently? [5.10]

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There's always two sides to every story, sometimes more, which can get rather messy in all honesty so it's probably better to stick with just two for now, right?

The problem with bad guy's is that, rather predictably, they lie sometimes.
It makes it rather hard to take anything they say seriously... unless they offer proof at least.

Events unfold including but not limited to:
Arista explaining the world as she see's it,
Ari being useful at long last
(although not half as useful as John apparently is)
and Hannah has enough dignity left to blush when confronted with the truth about her relationship with the smirking-wonder from multiple, utterly annoying, angles!


Arista is.. not the Messiah! [5.9]

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Have you ever got half-way into a group project and realised that you already regret pairing up with the people your working with?
Too late to change now, history lesson or no, we work with who we have sometimes and just pray we don't get an 'F' in the end.

That being said, even I wouldn't expect a passing grade if one of your team members was basically lobotomized, the other crazy and your starting to envy schizophrenics in general, honestly.

Events unfold including but not limited to:
Big people playing big games,
Boat rides being ignored,
Subtext being read
(or not, depending on who you ask),
and Hannah gets to play 'spot the historical figure' bingo, whether she wants to or not.


Arista is.. not finished yet [5.8]

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A wise person once said:
'No-one messes with my family!'
Another wise person once responded with:
'I'd like to see you try and stop me.'

They weren't having a conversation or anything, just two random statements of fact across the centuries which have no connection or relevance to anything whatsoever really, I'm sure.

Events unfold including but not limited to:
A zap, a snap, and some screaming.
oh, but the screaming...

Not one for the faint of heart I'm afraid, but all is not lost quite yet, we can only hope.


Arista is.. not playing around [5.7]

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What is 'right' and what is 'wrong'?
Morality is a personal ideal, a human construct, or so some would have us believe?
It doesn't make certain people or actions any less irredeemable though.

No matter how you try to spin it, forgiveness just isn't possible ever again in some situations.

Events unfold including but not limited to:
Hannah reliving some rather racy fantasies,
Arista tells a story about a magical princess-turned-queen
(fictional elements being both optional and undisclosed),
while John wears lip-gloss for a very short period of time.


Arista is.. awake [5.6]

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There's a time for jokey introduction statements; this isn't one of them.
Arista is awake... I repeat, Arista is awake!

Events unfold including but not limited to:
Ellie having fun babysitting Alice,
Hannah takes a stream of interrupted naps
(none of them by choice),
and Arista has unreasonably large breasts, apparently.

Get ready to strap in again folks! The countdowns started and we're in for a bumpy ride!


Support is.. appreciated, sometimes [5.5]

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A day at the lake during the mid-summer heat, full of barbecues, family and mildly confused neighbours.
It could almost be considered idyllic if you ignored certain unfortunate clothing choices being thrust upon certain poor unsuspecting people by their pushy sister and daughter..

Oh well, let's hope that's the worst of Hannah's problems today, shall we?

Events unfold including but not limited to:
Wet John cuddles and stolen T-shirts being stolen.
Large hands being used for various things
(to rather worrying degrees of success as well),
Meanwhile Hannah drools on John's crotch and a pow-wow is interrupted rather rudely by a matriarch on a mission.

Hold on tight folks, it's swimming trip day at Klamath Falls!


Support is.. necessary [5.4]

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Some things in life are so unbelievable we doubt if they actually happened or not,
Other things are so embarrassing that we wish they hadn't really happened,
and sometimes things fall into that awkward spot somewhere in the middle of those two extremes.
What can you do about it at the end of the day?

What can HANNAH do about it more importantly!

Events unfold including but not limited to:
John being trapped by a disappearing wall and Eris has a front-row seat to the creation of a universe.
Meanwhile some familiar familiar's get familiar with each other
(try saying that one three times fast),
and Hannah goes on a power-trip while wearing a long white silk nightgown!


Support is.. on offer [5.3]

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You can tell a lot about someone by observing how they react when stressed.
You can also find out how powerful their right hook can be too if you're not careful!

Definitely something to keep in mind if you ever decide to go 'sleeping bear' prodding in any case, right?

Events unfold including but not limited to:
Sharks with laser beams being mentioned to comedic effect,
some chicken gets chased around a stone doughnut
(I WISH I was making that bit up!),
and Hannah is declared a goddess while finding multiple interesting ways to relax at last, with John's help, naturally.


Support is.. getting in the way [5.2]

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A day on the town, new haircut, new clothes and an excessive amount of money.. why does that seem so idyllic in the movies?

Events unfold including but not limited to:
The salon vultures swarm,
A lot of relationship status's come into question
(some for very good reasons, others.. well..)

Meanwhile Hannah decides that life is unfair and Tuesdays suck!


Support is.. overbearing [5.1]

After a rather stressful day, we all like to unwind a little.
After three stress free days to unwind while under 'doctors' orders to rest, I think we'd all go a little stir crazy, right?
..just imagine how badly Hannah's been handling it!..

Events unfold including but not limited to:
Pixies attack some left over vegetation,
a discussion is had about bunny/fish
(while it proceeds to eat a campfire)
and Hannah threatens to give a career soldier a blue-rinse perm!

Admit it, ya'll have missed the craziness, right?


Support is.. [5]

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Arc 5 of the 'Magic is..' series.

Having support is a wonderful thing in life.
Unless you don't want it.. or you do want it but not now.. or-
Lets just settle for saying 'it's complicated' and leave it there for now shall we?

Still, it can't be worse then.. say.. fighting a fae Queen on her home turf or something silly like that, right?

Proper description to come as we get further in :)

Hope you like it
Nessa

Magic is.. gonna take a few weeks?

Hi everyone!

I don't normally do blog post's or anything but I figured it would be easier here then saying it anywhere else so excuse any poor form or anything present as I ramble on here with as few words as possible.

To those keeping up with Hannah and her life in my 'Magic is..' series I've got some bad news, good news and some hopefully good news?

Family is.. complicated [4.20]

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Magic is complicated.
Family, power, relationships and the cleanup efforts needed when it's all over with aren't much better from the looks of it either

Events unfold including but not limited to:
A nice, almost completely spaced-out trip home with John,
Hannah has a particularly un-Graceful landing back to earth with a bump
(and the bruises to show for it),
then some invisible BDSM gear glows ominously.


 

Family is.. sometimes dangerous [4.19]

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Stop me if you've heard this one:
A cat and an ancient little girl teleport into a warzone t-

What do you mean you've heard it before?!

Uggh! Fine, excuse me for trying to see the funny side of things for once.. there's always that one person who can't take a joke, isn't there?
Whatever, lets just get on with this then!

Events unfold including but not limited to:
Eris making a teddy bear,
Gold being confirmed to be a truly awesome color,
and Hannah play's the part of the brave shirtless hero(ine)!


Family is.. a very broad term these days [4.18]

ourIceMain.jpg Never let your guard down!
As a possibly wise, possibly insane, possibly fictional wizard once said 'CONSTANT VIGILANCE!'

I'm tempted to tack on something about 'always bringing a towel' to that statement as well, even though it's not quite relevant here and really it goes without saying, doesn't it?

Events unfold including but not limited to:
John giving a three-year-old's guide to 'politics' to an un-amused audience of one.. meanwhile, the halls are silent
(until they aren't)
and Hannah accidentally gives herself a wedgie!


 

Family is.. safe at last? [4.17]

ourIceMain.jpg Property law is complicated.. magic doesn't help either.
Especially when there's a monkey in the room playing with a box of spanners for his own amusement.

Okay, that one was a bit specific I'll admit but you get what I mean right?

Events unfold including but not limited to:
A man with dreamy eyes putting on silly sunglasses.
Another spanner is tossed
(obviously)
and Hannah struggles to quite get her head around how drastically a simple plan can go off the rails because of said spanner!


Family is.. official [4.16]

ourIceMain.jpg Scheming is both inherently evil and implicitly childish for most people.

If you're actually trying to be evil then you plot instead; it's much more efficient.
If you're actually trying to be childish then you.. eat crayons or something? I dunno..
It takes a special type of person to actually 'scheme' effectively without going too far one way or the other in my experience.

Two guesses what Hannah's doing today?

Events unfold including but not limited to:
Bottles falling off walls,
people having problems with just calling John by his name
(how hard are three little letters honestly?),
and Hannah reconsidering her career choices.


Family is.. surprisingly easy to tame? [4.15]

ourIceMain.jpg Sometimes it takes a shove or two for us to see our flaws, sometimes we're the ones who have to do the shoving too?
If it's a really busy day you might even have to suffer through doing both much quicker than is really comfortable sadly..

Events unfold including but not limited to:
John being warm
(a big surprise at this point I know but maybe not quite in the way you're thinking.. but that too of course..)
and Hannah gets philosophical about magic while a conversation about bouncing on things is had for various reasons?


Family is.. there to catch you [4.14]

ourIceMain.jpg Bonds are important.
Be they chemical, emotional or physical; they're truly what holds us all together no matter what.

Events unfold including but not limited to:
Eris disagreeing with how much meat constitutes a 'meal'
John also disagreeing about how much meat constitutes a meal
(although he's less polite about it)
and Hannah nearly loses her shirt while 'falling' off a roof!


 

Family is.. hopefully worth the effort [4.13]

ourIceMain.jpg It's amazing how some journey's can feel longer then they really are or seem shorter then they should at times?
I guess time really does fly when your having fun.. or something like that?..

Events unfold including but not limited to:
Eris sleeping a lot
John get's annoyed at pickup truck drivers
(while ignoring his own truck of choice, naturally)
and Hannah recovers to one degree or another before facing her fate in an entirely mature, totally not bratty and childish, way!


Family is.. a bleedin' nightmare sometimes! [4.12]

ourIceMain.jpg There's a time and a place for cat's; it's usually 'whenever they damn well please' in my experience.
Still, for all their independence and aloofness they DO tend to come back home to their family eventually don't they?

Events unfold including but not limited to:
Eris having her secret project exposed.
John can't seem to work out when to just stop
(talking, doing things or just breathing depending who you ask?)
Meanwhile Hannah run's with a stereotype and ends up crying in a bathroom!


 

Family is.. a bit Bazaar at times [4.11]

Mau-Kitten.jpg Why is it, when you're hungry, everything suddenly has some kind of food connection to it?
I'd be tempted to say it's a psychological issue but we can't rule out the obvious answer that it's all just magic of course!

Events unfold including but not limited to:
Eris enjoying the fall in a glass box.
John gains a personal assistant
(minus the mini-skirt and free coffee delivery)
and Hannah has more cat troubles!


 

Family is.. sometimes catty [4.10]

ourIceMain.jpg We all have mad moments where we do something impulsively.
If we're lucky other people don't notice them but it can be rather embarrassing when they DO notice can't it?

Events unfold including but not limited to:
Eris requesting a spelling lesson.
John groaning
(for various reasons)
and Hannah needs a bra ASAP!


Nappa’s Noël

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December 2016 Spirit of Giving Story Contest Entry

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Nappa’s Noël

Come join us for a modern Christmas classic tale unlike any other.
Roll up, roll up and enjoy a tale of suffering, woe, hope and redemption all narrated by your's truly!

I do so love this time of year.


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Family is.. sometimes useful [4.9]

ourIceMain.jpg No rambling Confucius-like comment this time.. which probably makes a statement in itself?
There's a time to be lazy and a time to be proactive, we all just need a bit of help working out which is the right reaction every once in a while I guess.

Hannah's worked it out for now, from the looks of things at least?

Events unfold including but not limited to:
Eris cooking beans.
John getting told off again
(he still deserves it of course)
and Hannah reluctantly gets naked!


Second Chances: A Scrooge and Christmas

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Second Chances:
A Scrooge and Christmas

One night can change your life, hopefully for the better.
Lyle Cane is in for one hell of a Christmas Eve surprise.


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Family is.. sometimes surprising [4.8]

ourIceMain.jpg Sometimes we don't know all the details in a situation until it's too late.
Sometimes we know the details but don't understand their importance.
Sometimes.. Sometimes we can misjudge so much without even realising it?

It's called being human sadly.

Events unfold including but not limited to:
Eris going for help.
John going to bed
(reluctantly)
and Hannah making progress for once!


Family is.. everywhere [4.7]

ourIceMain.jpg See the past, see the present, predict the future.
We all do it, some of us are just better at it then others.
Some people get an unexpected helping hand in that department though apparently, whether they want it or not?

Events unfold including but not limited to:
Eris admitting that she likes her current incarnation.
John trying to apologise
(after having a long 'talk' about his not-so-recent behavior)
and Hannah finds some new things to focus on for her sanity's sake if nothing else.


Family is.. a problem [4.6]

ourIceMain.jpg People will see what they want to see a lot of the time.
Confirmation Bias should always be factored in to any situation.
If you quack like a duck, walk like a duck then hopefully people will believe your a duck.. it might even work on a lightning god.. just for example?

Events unfold including but not limited to:
John panicking and Eris crying
(not necessarily in that order)
Meanwhile Hannah takes a long nap at last, it's about time after all..


Family is.. never too far away [4.5]

ourIceMain.jpg Road trips can be fun but they can also get old quickly.
The same can be said for being ‘on the run’ and ‘in hiding’ of course.
Naturally Hannah would mix all three together, you know what she’s like?

Events unfold including but not limited to:
Eris eats pancakes and John stares at the sky
(then he swears a bit)
In other news, Hannah considers turning off her phone.


Family is.. getting a bit out of control [4.4]

ourIceMain.jpg Nothing's ever as clear cut as it appears, the world runs on 'cause and effect' not convenience.
Sometimes, if you’re lucky, you can work out patterns from the mess but most of the time you just don’t know enough vital information to see past the tangled knots around you.
Hannah isn’t immune to that problem either, sadly.

Events unfold including but not limited to:
John's being responsible
(I KNOW, it shocked me too!)
Meanwhile Hannah finds out what drowning feels like.


Family is.. growing [4.3]

ourIceMain.jpg Family can be a bit overwhelming at times, too many people, too much history.
Some people shy away from interaction with their family's, others embrace it with open arms.
Sometimes you don't get a choice either way sadly.
Family's family though, good, bad or miscellaneous right?

Events unfold including but not limited to:
John making himself useful
(as a waiter, which he’s surprisingly good at?)
and Hannah is having a magic free da- Wait! there's something in the trees?!


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