heralds

After the thing with Corypheus when things settle down and the inquisitor is basically running what’s on the verge of being its own kingdom, I wonder if there will be talk of/attempts at arraging a political match for them.

Rogue or Warrior Trevelyan probably anticipated it, and maybe mage Trevelyan. But Adaar and Cadash? “Wtf” they’d never have seen it coming because… well it’s a human thing, isn’t it?. And Lavellan is probably just going “FUCK. Nope nope nope nope nopety nopety NO. FUCK NO. FUCK YOU. FUCK ALL YOU STAND FO- NO I WILL NOT CALM DOWN JOSEPHINE. Not unless it’s Briala.

Even if they are Herald of Andraste/the Inquisitor, how many human nobles are willing to put aside their racism and marry a non-human for power though?

(Actually my own Lavellan would probably consider it - provided her match is another elf. “There are no elves in a suitable position of power? Oh dear, well then you’d better start putting them in power, hadn’t you?”)

It’s a small sacrifice intended to recognise a far bigger one. Every year, thousands of Australians pull themselves out of bed at dawn to brave the cold Canberra morning that heralds April 25th. They arrive in darkness at the Australian War Memorial, one of the largest monuments to war in the world, to pay their respects to the servicemen and women who have contributed to Australia’s war time efforts. This year there are thousands more expected to honour 100 years of the Gallipoli legend.

Mono B Control

Creature (10)
2 Herald of Torment
4 Gray Merchant of Asphodel
2 Indulgent Tormentor
1 Sidisi, Undead Vizier
1 Ob Nixilis, Unshackled
Non-Creature (27)
1 Crux of Fate
2 Whip of Erebos
4 Duress
2 Despise
4 Mind Rot
3 Ultimate Price
4 Murderous Cut
4 Sign in Blood
1 Worst Fears
2 Read the Bones
Land (23)
19 Swamp
4 Evolving Wilds

blogging-phelddagrif asked for our take on mono Black control. The best way for Black to do this is by making them discard cards and killing anything they cast. This deck definitely does plenty of that. It’s got enough discard to make up for the fact that all of your win-cons die to any removal. The honest to goodness easiest way to cheaply bust mono Black is with Whip and Gray Merchant, and they both will pull their weight. Here’s some cool stuff. 

I think Ob doesn’t get nearly as much love as he deserves. He shuts down anyone else’s tutors if they have em, and Fetches now basically kill other players. Seriously, he turns at least 4 lands run in almost every big deck into dead cards. Whenever a creature dies, he gets bigger. He flies and tramples. He’s good enough, no doubt about it.

This card is great however you want to play it. Five mana for a 4/6 Deathtouch, cool. Five mana for a tutor, cool. Five mana for a 4/6 Deathtouch and sac something else too tutor, very cool. She gives you a lot of flexibility, letting you get what you need, when you need it. She also lives through most fights and trades with anything. She’s a card you should run 2 of if you can afford her.

This deck boasts a good chunk of discard, and Mind Rot is just so valuable. You get to 2 for 1 for three mana. Even if they just drop two lands, that’s still good. Control wants that card advantage. You can swap it out with Tasigur’s Cruelty if you want, but I found I ended up paying 3 or more for the Cruelty 80% of the time anyways. Duress, Despise, and this are going to keep your opponent from playing anything that matters.

I’m just gonna throw this out there, but if your control deck doesn’t have at least one card that literally gives you control of your opponent, your deck might be a sham. It’s a lot of mana, but we want to make it to the late game. You know you want too. ;D

The sideboard could use a few Foul-Tongue Invocations and Tasigur’s Cruelty for when you play against other control decks, ditch all your spot removal and go straight for their hand. Foul Tongue also lets you get rid of Ultimate Price against decks like Abzan, which has way too much multi-colored crap for it too be good. Another Crux of Fate in main and a few Drown in Sorrow’s in side if you can afford them would help you out with more aggro decks. Another card that this deck could really use is Nykthos, but it’s way over budget. 

-G

Study Sheds New Light on Brain’s Source of Power

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/study-sheds-new-light-on-brains-source-of-power/.

New research represents a potentially fundamental shift in our understanding of how nerve cells in the brain generate the energy needed to function. The study shows neurons are more independent than previously believed and this research has implications for a range of neurological disorders.

The research is in Nature Communications. (full access paywall)

Research: “Direct neuronal glucose uptake heralds activity-dependent increases in cerebral metabolism” by Iben Lundgaard, Baoman Li, Lulu Xie, Hongyi Kang, Simon Sanggaard, John D. R. Haswell, Wei Sun, Siri Goldman, Solomiya Blekot, Michael Nielsen, Takahiro Takano, Rashid Deane and Maiken Nedergaard in Nature Communications doi:10.1038/ncomms7807

Image: Scientists have long believed that a support cell found in the brain, called the astrocyte, played an intermediary role in the supplying neurons with energy. This theory is called the lactate shuttle hypothesis.  Image adapted from the University of Rochester press release.

Ye Fowl Herald

Holy hell you’re behind Ye Fowl Herald? You’re amazing, thank you


- david

yep, that and dril pencils. sry i dont update either very often anymore but i got video games to play :)

anonymous asked:

how would the rest of the inner circle react to a child inquisitor? especially the orlais party?

I’m not sure what you mean by the “Orlais Party” are you referring to the Winter Palace? Either way, here’s a list of all the inner circle’s reactions to a child inquisitor. It’s under the cut on account of being super long.

Keep reading

thecelestialmaiden asked:

Gruvia- Water and Ice spirits falling in love Au (^v^)

1) Give me a pairing.
2) Give me an AU setting.
3) I will write you a three-sentence fic.

A/N: Second time writing Gruvia! Yay! (Argh this was hard haha I might have gone over 3 sentences) (Also I tweaked the prompt slightly but it’s still the same idea so I hope you don’t mind ^^;)


There was a sudden chill in the air and a gust of wind that heralded the coming of the spirit of Winter, and she could feel her very essence crystallizing in his presence. This was the only time of year the two were allowed to meet, and then only for mere moments, as it was his duty to cover the earth in ice and freeze all water in coming of the next season—but she did not mind, so long as she could bask in his welcoming cool aura in the moments before she inevitably lost herself, year after year.

“Hello again, my love,” she whispered to him, reaching out a hand. “Please, take good care of me, as you always do.”

The spirit of Winter returned her smile with that same air of melancholy at each of their goodbyes as he took her hand, held her crumbling form close, and breathed back, “I swear that no harm will come to you.”

haikumarai asked:

Greetings Sensei, Welcome back to earth

♞⋅⋅⋅||; Far away hung the stars, some so far that their light would never reach between Cybertron and Earth between the fusion burnt out. But, Optimus had seen so much in the distance, and felt time and space fold over and reveal only a glimpse of its mysterious.

                                         But… some were best lost to the stars.

               Cyan optics glanced over towards the former Decepticon, whose gilded features was warmed despite the hardship of the war as seen by either sign. Drift was a skillful warrior whose loyalty meant a turn of a tide in the most recent battles.

                                             There were so few of them left,
                                             and his people dwindled to a muted death rattle.

                         The sound rang out in the Prime’s audials.

              Towards extinction they marched, with hedonistic hubris that waylaid the severity of each sparklight snuffed out. No matter the banner they heralded under, they were each a small candle light glimmering for Cybertron. Some were lost by Prime’s own weapon’s fire, by his blades, by his servos, with the stain of his righteous fury twisting their features. Decepticons twice his size feared him with reasons too numerous for humans to comprehend.

                                           For each death by human hands…
                                           Optimus had slaughtered ten thousand on his own;
                                           Some to defy him, some in obedience,
                                           
&& some just—

                                                                        — collateral damage

             Were they ever welcomed to Earth?
             Or the stars?
             Would Cybertron, had it still crested the celestial canvas,
             welcome its prodigal children,
            whose patricide had been their own doing?

             Nothing could have made the Autobot Commander’s facial plates crest, not even as the weight of his sorrow & grief crushed his spark. Instead he defied his own thoughts and showed a smile as warm as the sun on Drift’s mask. Loose curls of steam wafted from his open vents.

             With a voice that could have swayed the masses, but words that could not stop a war, Optimus spoke too casually for the reality they lived in… all his own making.

        ❝It is good—❞

                                          Earth had once been called their ‘new’ home,
                                          it just the newest of gravesites filled with their race.

 ❝—to see you are safe.❞            They were homeless—adrift among the stars.