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I love Game of Thrones, I love RWBY. What was nice a joke between my boyfriend and I has become a whole new AU that we have started designing and roleplaying back and forth, causing us to think up designs for the sigils and oaths associated with each house. JNPR is our favorite team in the show, so that’s where we started. Designs for RWBY are in the works, but due to the intensity of the geometric shapes that will be put into them, I am not sure how quickly they will be finished. In the meantime I hope you enjoy this as much as we have enjoyed making it to share with the fandom! Fanfiction snippets are soon to follow ;)

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House Lie “Strike with Purpose”

Sigil: Snake ready to strike for defense and a lotus flower for tranquility.


Originating from the east, this family is currently the ruling class on the edge of the kingdom. Centuries ago they branched off from the Xio Long bloodlines and have adopted snakes, ‘the common dragon’ as their house sigil and symbols of good luck and fortune. The first borne legitimate male heir is bestowed a special egg when they are born, inside the egg is a direct descendant from the last dragon taken from the Xio Long family when the branches separated, and like their adopted sigils, they are holy serpents.

The snakes grow and live as long as their owner, forming a life bond so intense that when the ruling Prince/Emperor passes the snake will starve itself or die shortly after due to reasons unknown. It is more common for a black snake to hatch from the blessed shell, but on occasion a white albino will be borne. They tend to move carefully and grow slowly, hinting at a longer lifespan. Only one snake is blessed to the family per generation; if the Prince/Emperor passes away without fathering any sons then the family must wait until his replacement fathers an heir for a new blessed snake to be given to the family again. It is considered a bad omen if there is no holy serpent in the house while the emperor rules. The highest amount of holy snakes to have ever been recorded living together in the Emperors palace is three, one belonging to the Emperor, his son the Prince, and the Prince’s newborn babe.

Unlike the other kingdoms, the Emperors of the East often marry twice to ensure that their lineage doesn’t die out. His direct heirs come form his first wife the Empress, and his second wife bears children and lies in waiting in the event that the Empress can no longer provide for her husband. Several other women, concubines, also live inside of the palace and often bear illegitimate children under the surname 'Lü’, making the Emperors family very large and seperating them from the common bastard name 'Shi’. However, it is rarely seen that these woman are welcome to stay once the heir becomes Emporer; thigh to prevent creating enemies they are often given homes of their own far from the palace.

[Image source for snakes: http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/rwby/images/d/dc/KingSnakeFace.png/revision/latest?cb=20140119195621]



House Valkyrie “Our Word is Iron”

Sigil: Hammer arcing on a  downswing ready for the attack, studded with eight marks to symbolize the eight sons of Odin who went on to become Gods. Wings of the Valkyrie are displayed in the background, symbolizing their holy justice in war.

The Valkyrie family originates from the north and is relatively new to ruling the territory. It is the third generation of Valkyries to sit upon the frost throne. They are commended for their fast and often barbaric tactics in time of war, which easily led them to victory against the Schnee family when they rallied a third of the northsmen and overtook the frozen castle. Odin “The Bear” Valkyrie is the man responsible for putting his family in a place of power, and his predecessor Thor “The Barbarian King” Valkyrie is the one keeping things tight and strict so they don’t slip from their place of power. It is said that in the North, there isn’t a truer family worthy of the throne.

Their house motto is taken so religiously that if a member breaks their word they are severely (and more often physically) punished. Ugly scars along the face or a broken hand that was never properly set are tell-tale signs of a Valkyrie that has broken their word. A handicapped hand is one of the worst punishments a Valkyrie can recieve from the family head, as they will not ever be able to hold their sigil in battle. The reason for this comes from their humble background and uprising. Before they took the castle all the family (who were once renowned blacksmiths) had was their word in order to bring their allies to their cause. They intend to stay as true and honest as they have always been known to be, and family members have been exiled under the surname 'Frost’ like bastard children if they continue to tarnish the family name.

They only fight with two handed weapons such as warhammers, longswords, or battleaxes. One handed weapons are considered cheap and weak tools and you will never see a Valkyrie wielding them in a true battle. If they are taking on an opponent whom they believe is below them, they will fight with a one handed weapon to toy with them and further insult them as they strike to victory.



House Nikos “Honesty over All”

Sigil: Javelin piercing through a slain dragon, implying power in their all around skills on the battlefield and in political etiquette.

As their house motto implies, this family has reared up some of the most honest faces in the history of Remnant. Though they do not maim their members for dishonesty in the ways that the Valkyrie do, liars are often outcasted and pointed out for their muddy word in times of speaking truces. The family tends to not involve themselves in the quarry of other houses unless duty calls them to do so, the majority of fighting done amongst family members performed in fighting pits where they are often found sparring for honor for themselves, for their family, or anyone else who hires their services.

They tend to be renowned marksmen who are raised to fight with spears, arrows and javelin to a point of deadly accuracy. This is one of the only families that also teach their women in the full ways of the family (even in war), that way every member has full opportunity to live up to their name and honor their ancestors.

Much like the Xio Long family, the Nikos lineage is one of the only families in history to have been able to domesticate and raise live dragons to adulthood throughout generations. The Nikos used to be the only ones, House Xio Long taking over this gift after the dragons in the west were chased out centuries ago by House Arc and House Winchester. After all of the dragons were expelled from the kingdoms of Remnant, House Nikos changed their sigil from that of a roaring dragon breathing magnificent fire to that of a speared dragon slain by their houses symbolic weapon as a way to insult the Xio Longs for taking a skill they believed was rightfully theirs.

Not all Nikos had the ability to tame dragons, but family members under direct lineage of the former tamers often have a patch of red scales along one of their forearms that forms somewhere along puberty, and it is rumored that if they encounter a dragon, regardless of temperament they can walk away unarmored and unscathed.




House Arc “Strength with Faith”

Sigil: A shield in front of a large bear, implying their physical strength and sense of duty to protect the realm.

This family also originates from the west, infamously known for their alliance with the Winchesters that prompted them to do what they believed was best for the realm and chase all of the dragons through the West, North, South, and mid-earth until they reached the other side of the world and settled where they continue to reside to this day, the East. Houses Xio Long and Lie are the only ones who commend House Arc for their service, as the ability to domesticate and train dragons led them to becoming a nation of daunting military power.

Before the mistake that would forever mark the family from the capitol, the Arcs were known for their loyalty and knighthood. They never once participated in a rebellion against the ruling family of the west and have always been renowned as keepers and protectors of the crown. This history of valor was thrown out the  window after the rise of the East and wars launched against the midgrounds and North as they sought to expand their kingdom. Since then the family has been left to reside in a mostly agricultural life where they can still help provide for the people, but not be meddling with them.

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¿Niko, has mordido mi boli?

vpking50theanimenerd asked:

Jaune. When are you going to take the hints and ask Pryhha out?

“Whoa whoa whoa!”

“Who’s Pryhha?”

“Jaune, I think they mean me.”

“Whoa! Me ask PYRRHA out?! Wouldn’t that be, like, conflict of interest?”

“Jaune, I don’t think that’s the right-”

“Besides! There are much better suited people out there for her than ME! Now, if you’ll excuse me!”

“Yeah…you’re excused…”

“I’ll see you later…”

Momentary Hiatus

as of next/this week I won’t be online all too much due to not having any internet!

 so in my absence, make your Blakes Black, your Pyrrhas brown, or Yang with Ruby speaking something other than English! Or just make art with Sage, Emerald, and Fox! Anything at all to make racists fans angry and make sure non-white characters (fanon or otherwise) have a presence!

It’s been 26 days without incident as of this post! This the longest record to date

i miss oekaki.com, and tegaki and 2draw being busy. i feel like for the most part, the oekaki/pchat english-speaking community has died, or at least cooled way down. in 2008 niko’s used to be full every night with people and i made so many cool friends but now it’s like.. five people, if that. even mangamasters doesn’t have as many frequenters as it used to. i wanna draw with people and talk but everywhere’s gone quiet

idk I’M SAD OK this is so maudlin shit

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Welcome To The Blog!!

hey everybody! i’m super happy to welcome you to a space where LGBT+ ARMYs can express all of their love for queer bangtan headcannons, fan art, fanfics, and conversation! 

i’m niko and i’ll running this blog for all of you lovelies. you can read the niko page or send asks if you’re curious about me

feel free to send in whatever queer bangtan stuff you’d like, everything’s open for you guys!! 

JESUS THAT TOOK A WHILE, I"M DONE WITH ART FOREVERSS, nah I’m not but I haven’t done something this big in a while so yeah it was annoying but kinda fun too. here is a list for everyone going from left to right

EelofVale, KiriGuy, Handjobhero, Sakrum, Samoil, Ashindice, Visu, Avafruit, Niko Magnus, Me-Riot-S-Retro, Aorpheat, Dewydd, Geeky-Blonde, Verdan, Tomz, NYChannel, Artemis, and Prezleek.

This was all inspired by Age of Ultron, well at least the man bad guy was. Yeah, don’t hate me. Also! you should totes listen to this song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iigmNuZRlqU&index=1&list=LLCqwlzX79ZMeLX_ae-2Zzxg to get an idea how I want the bot guy to seem like and how powerful he is

Lastly, I thought of a whole story for this while drawing it, like really I thought of a whole story just from this one poster.

Revolutionary Struggle case: Nikos Maziotis & Kostas Gournas transferred to Korydallos prison ahead of 2nd instance trial

On May 21st 2015, the Solidarity Assembly for political prisoners & imprisoned and prosecuted fighters reported that the anarchist prisoners Nikos Maziotis and Kostas Gournas were transferred from Domokos prison to the dungeon in Koridallos women’s prison ahead of the second-instance trial on the Revolutionary Struggle’s first-period action (2003-2010).

Gournas and Maziotis are currently separated from other prisoners convicted as members of armed revolutionary organisations, who are also being held in the basement of Koridallos women’s prison (i.e. four CCF anarchists, and the convicted 17N member Iraklis Kostaris).

The appeal trial in the Revolutionary Struggle case (first-period action) will begin on Friday, May 22nd 2015, at 9am. The Solidarity Assembly for political prisoners & imprisoned and prosecuted fighters call everyone to express their solidarity with the comrades on trial and attend court proceedings at Koridallos prison.

The comrades who were sentenced in the first-instance court ruling are the prisoners Kostas Gournas and Nikos Maziotis, as well as the fugitive Pola Roupa, who have assumed political responsibility for their participation in the organisation, but also the conditionally released Vaggelis Stathopoulos and Christoforos Kortesis, who have denied their involvement.

A few notes on the Revolutionary Struggle case:

The anarchist urban guerrilla group Revolutionary Struggle (Epanastatikos Agonas) has carried out direct actions in Athens since 2003, targeting structures and organs of the State and the Capital, defending armed and class struggle, and aiming towards social revolution. Their revolutionary action includes a rocket propelled grenade attack, car bomb explosions, bombings and gunshots, among others, against the Finance and Labour ministries, the United States Embassy, the Athens Stock Exchange, anti-riot cops, police stations, court buildings, multinational corporations, banks, as well as a politician implicated in high-profile scandals.

In March 2010, anarchist Lambros Foundas was killed in a shootout with cops. A month later, Pola Roupa, Nikos Maziotis and Kostas Gournas (in pretrial incarceration at the time) claimed political responsibility for their participation in the Revolutionary Struggle and explained that Lambros Foundas was also a member of the same organisation.In no way does the claim of political responsibility mean that these anarchists accept criminal charges such as ‘terrorist association,’ and so forth. Below are short excerpts from a letter of the three members on their reasons for undertaking responsibility after they were caught by police:

“By claiming political responsibility, we wanted to defend the armed struggle, and to highlight its timelessness and importance within the broader struggle for the overthrow and social revolution. (…)Also, by undertaking political responsibility we wanted to restore the memory and honour of our comrade Lambros Foundas, who was a member of the Revolutionary Struggle and was killed in an armed battle with cops in March 2010 during an attempted expropriation of a car —a preparatory act of a wider action plan of our organisation.”

The first trial on the Revolutionary Struggle’s first-period action (2003-2010) started in October 2011 and reached its end in April 2013. Out of 8 defendants, only three were self-admitted members of the Revolutionary Struggle: Pola Roupa, Nikos Maziotis (both of whom became fugitives in the middle of the proceeding) and Kostas Gournas. The three members received sentences of up to 50 years imprisonment.Two other accused comrades, Vaggelis Stathopoulos and Christoforos Kortesis, were sentenced to (a little over) 7 years, even though they have denied their participation in the organisation. They were then taken to prison alongside Kostas Gournas. In July 2013, Kortesis and Stathopoulos were granted conditional release and walked out of Koridallos prison under restrictive conditions.In July 2014, Nikos Maziotis – who had gone underground along with Pola Roupa two years earlier – was seriously injured after a shootout with cops in the area of Monastiraki, central Athens, and taken captive. A few days later, he was transferred to a prison in northern Greece. The comrade was the first prisoner to be moved, on December 30th 2014, to the (then) newly-inaugurated ‘type C’ maximum security prison in Domokos.

Nikos Maziotis faces another trial, accused of the bomb attack against the Supervision Directorate of the Bank of Greece at Amerikis Street in Athens, in April 2014, the shootout in Monastiraki, and bank robberies. As a member of the Revolutionary Struggle, Nikos Maziotis assumed political responsibility for the bombing at the Bank of Greece, which marks the second period in the ongoing action of the organisation.

Already in 2009, the anarchist urban guerrilla group Revolutionary Struggle was designated a ‘foreign terrorist organisation’ by the U.S. Department of State, in the aftermath of a rocket propelled grenade attack against the U.S. Embassy in Athens in January 2007. Recently, in April 2015, the State Department issued ‘terrorist designation’ against anarchist prisoner Nikos Maziotis, member of the Revolutionary Struggle.

Beginning May 22nd 2015, the appeal trial on the Revolutionary Struggle case (first-period action) will be held in the special court of Koridallos women’s prison. In Athens, trial sessions in cases regarding so-called ‘terrorist’ organisations take place at courtrooms inside the prison. Each time that visitors and lawyers enter the specific courtrooms, their identity cards are kept upon entry, with all that this entails.

Solidarity with the urban guerrillas Kostas Gournas and Nikos Maziotis, members of the Revolutionary Struggle, and the comrades Vaggelis Stathopoulos and Christoforos Kortesis, who stand trial in the same case.

Solidarity with the wanted comrade Pola Roupa, member of the Revolutionary Struggle.