It can be scary to start a new job. Starting a new job where everyone is going to be issued a firearm, go through intense physical training, and then be assigned to deal with various foreign threats where death is very much a possibility … Let’s just say that a little trepidation is warranted in that situation.
This sigil doesn’t seek to diminish the very real dangers of military service. It simply states the desire to come through that experience as safely as possible, and with the best possible results.
Another request from a follower of our Tumblr page. If you’re on Tumblr, please consider following the SigilDaily project there, as we tend to be a bit more socially active and engaging there than on the website itself.
Love and romance is a tricky business. It often seems completely arbitrary, with there being little about finding that special someone new that is in the realm of the predictable. One can actively look for that spark of romantic connection for years, going on countless disappointing dates and mindlessly swiping on dating apps, never making contact with the right person. Then, by sheer chance, often at a time and place where you were not looking and completely unprepared — folding your clothes at a laundromat, attending a friend’s casual get together, or simply having lunch — it happens. Maybe it starts with a smile, an awkward glance, or a silly joke. Out of nowhere, you’re in love. It’s new, it’s exhilarating, and it’s even a little terrifying. It’s just what you needed.
For a lot of people, expressing emotion doesn’t come easily. Crying, in particular, is a real challenge. Even though you’re well aware of the need to cry, and desperate for the emotional release of a good sob, the tears just won’t come. It’s a surprisingly frustrating experience, particularly in times of intense stress or sadness.
Tears are a natural response to that kind of stress and pain. Far from being a sign of weakness, they’re more like a pressure release valve for your emotions. Sure, there are some people who maybe rely on crying a bit much when it comes to getting attention, but isn’t that preferable to not being able to experience the relief that comes after a good cry?
This sigil aims to make it a little easier to start the waterworks.
Here’s a fun peek behind the curtain of our sigil-creation process. SigilDaily has a fairly actively Tumblr page, and when we returned from our winter break we decided it would be fun to take a bunch of requests from our Tumblr followers. This tends to result in a flood of requests — usually a few dozen in the first few hours alone — and by necessity the sigils tend to be fairly simple.
Here’s a page from our sigilist’s notebook, creating three unique sigils over a cup of coffee at a local cafe. This process is simple and fast, making it ideal for the high-volume Tumblr requests. Start to finish, all three of these took about 20 minutes to draft.