Nessa M

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?

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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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December 2016 Spirit of Giving Story Contest Entry

 

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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December 2016 Spirit of Giving Story Contest Entry

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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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December 2016 Spirit of Giving Story Contest Entry

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?!


Family is.. staying apparently? [4.2]

RvsB.jpg Gold is called 'Aurum' in Latin, it means 'yellow'.. rather silly really isn't it?
Surprising how much weight it can have for some people though and how useful it can be in some situations.

Events unfold including but not limited to:
Gran running a private postal service
(without cost too, you've got to love family rates)
and Hannah teaches a class while making her bed.. repeatedly.


Riley of the Dead

Halloween horror.jpg Have you ever had that panicked moment when you realise you’ve been playing too long and someone will be home to catch you in the act soon?
Riley has, normally things don’t quite go like this though..

Happy Halloween.
Sorry in advance?


Family is.. visiting [4.1]

ourIceMain.jpg You can't chose your family, if they're determined enough you can't chose your friends either.
Basically it's probably better to just go with the flow and stop complaining on both counts sadly.

Events unfold including but not limited to:
Grace being a 'bad doggy'.
(according to a 'funny baby' with an apparent death wish)
Oh! and Hannah get's to play peacemaker for once!


John is.. taking charge of the travel arrangements [3.6]

ourIceMain.jpg People are complicated.
They can surprise you with maturity one moment then ruin it seconds later without missing a beat.
Two guesses who THAT'S referring to?..

Events unfold including but not limited to:
John putting his arm possessively around Hannah's waist
(not by invitation either!)
And Hannah gains a gardens worth of flowers with the awkward followers to go with them.


John is.. suffering [3.5]

RvsB.jpg Have you ever had that feeling that everything’s happening far too quickly, yet painfully slowly at the same time?
It’s like watching a house of cards you built with so much care come crashing to the ground all at once.. it’s not a nice feeling to be honest.

Events unfold including but not limited to:
John being short of breath
(although that’s hardly his biggest problem)
and Hannah.. Hannah breaks the rules a bit?..


John is.. the least of Hannah's problems [3.4]

CCI01.jpg Some journey's are worth the effort.
Some of them are pointless.
Some of them are painful.
If your lucky then their short sometimes..

Events unfold including but not limited to:
Repeated appearances of the Chinese food that was more important then John.
(although it's mostly unwelcome this time)
And Hannah plays cat and mouse while getting in a whistle stop tour of the continental US.


John is.. not in Medford at least? [3.3]

ourIceMain.jpg You can make a family business out of anything you know?
‘Family business’ can mean many things though, most of them annoying usually..

Events unfold including but not limited to:
John being weighed in value and importance against food.
(which is completely understandable, it’s good food)
And Hannah reluctantly opens the door on Arista’s life, while finding out more about her ‘kids’ then she could ever want to know.


John is.. in another castle [3.2]

ourIceMain.jpg Sometimes you have to give in before you can win.
Sometimes you just mess up and have to make the best of things.
Sometimes you have to run.
..wonder which Hannah will do?..

Events unfold including but not limited to:
John being the cause of all life's problems
(according to Hannah)
And Hannah gives Storyteller the cold shoulder.


'Nobodys perfect' - Silly September Entry

PREPARE TO BE BOARDED.png “Well.. we're not exactly scary are we?”

“What the hell are you TALKING about Reg? Of course were scary, we're pirates!”

“..we're floating about in a merchant ship full of rats and expired cabbage..”

“We have a Black Flag and a Canon! We're scary damn it!”


 

John is.. [3]

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Part 3 of the Magic is.. Series.

Friends, family and fireworks.
Life doesn't get much better than that.
Obviously it can't last, although it was nice while it did.

Fights, more family and a lot of magical air-miles in a very short period of time.

Oh.. and John.. can't forget John.
It's Hannah's life but sometimes other people are more important in the grand scheme of things.

John is.. her best friend after all.

Hannah is.. happy [2.19]

Metanoia.jpg Fireworks make everything better.

Events unfold including but not limited to:
John reenacting a movie scene
(which amuses Grace enormously)
And Hannah finds a use for having night-vision glasses after all.


Hannah is.. at her limit [2.18]

ourIceMain.jpg Sometimes it feels like people don't understand the words coming out of your mouth, sometimes your right about that..

Events unfold including but not limited to:
John playing spy
(while still making time to get a good laugh in at Hannah's expense)
And Hannah get's annoyed over language barriers.


Hannah is.. safe [2.17]

ourIceMain.jpg If you can't restrain yourself, then restrain yourself.. that makes grammatical sense I guess?

Events unfold including but not limited to:
John being the sensitive one
(well.. as much as he can be at least)
And Hannah works through breakfast.


Hannah is.. feeling violated [2.16]

ourIceMain.jpg How many of us remember the little things in life?.. how many of us worry when we can't remember them?

Events unfold including but not limited to:
John being dragged through hallways
(despite his protests)
And Hannah learns from the observations of her elders.


Hannah is.. totally calm. [2.15]

ourIceMain.jpg Home is where the heart is.. or the werewolf is.. or.. no, definitely the heart.. I think.

Events unfold including but not limited to:
John dragging Hannah across a path
(despite her protests)
And Hannah tries to show off.


Hannah is.. suffering through a long, awkward journey [2.14]

ourIceMain.jpg There's a reason it's called 'driving' you crazy..

Events unfold including but not limited to:
John dragging Sarah to the shops
(despite her protests)
And Hannah gets licked.. repeatedly.


Hannah is.. grounded [2.13]

ourIceMain.jpg Some people are good at breaking down the walls you put up around yourself.
Some of them take that phrase a bit too literally..

Events unfold including but not limited to:
John mocking Hannah's choice of reading material
(Even though he owns half of them himself, the hypocrite.)
And Hannah rebels!


Hannah is.. fragile. [2.12]

ourIceMain.jpg There are moments in life that can take your breath away.
Not all of them are good though.

Events unfold including but not limited to:
Rosemary corrupting the youth of america
(Don't worry, it's only Dizzy so it's not like she's making THAT much of a difference)
And Hannah does what she does best..


Hannah is.. really fed up! [2.11]

ourIceMain.jpg Sometimes it feels like one person can make your world view spin on a dime..

Events unfold including but not limited to:
Sarah whining for Hannah to 'make them stop'
(while using her as an improvised footstool)
And Hannah gets some questions answered, but maybe not the ones she wanted.


Hannah is.. imp-ressed [2.10]

ourIceMain.jpg You'd be surprised how many situations can be improved just by having a nice calming glass of milk..

Events unfold including but not limited to:
Sarah almost losing an arm
(although that may just be her exaggerating)
And Hannah talks to Trudy.


Hannah is.. not the 'damsel in distress'! [2.9]

ourIceMain.jpg Doing things when you're angry can often lead to more reasons for you to be angry, not always though.
Sometimes life just sucks..

Events unfold including but not limited to:
Sarah 'sleeping' through important events.
(while John watch's over her, but not in a creepy way)
And Hannah confronts more then one situation which gets a little out of hand.


Hannah is.. the mental arbitrator. [2.8]

ourIceMain.jpg What do you do when the voice's in your head have joined a union and demand workers rights?

Events unfold including but not limited to:
Sarah waking up in a good mood (eventually).
And Hannah's dreams involve a squid.. maybe.


Hannah is.. good at fixing things at least [2.7]

ourIceMain.jpg It's usually hard to pick up the pieces, we tend to think that some things would take a miracle to be repaired.

Events unfold including but not limited to:
A purring Betty
(an amazing thing considering her age)
And Hannah gets to enjoy venting, in more ways then one.


Hannah is.. being repeatedly surprised [2.6]

ourIceMain.jpg History has shown that not everything is as it first appears.

Events unfold including but not limited to:
A snarky public transport representative
(it's a shame even magic can't improve that stereotype)
And Hannah visits her favourite shop.


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