loftier

anonymous asked:

Do you still wish to become Leader?

Of the Decepticons? No. The Autobots are defeated, there’s hardly point to it anymore.

Besides, I’ve got loftier goals than that these days.

Small, cute dogs sitting on things shot brilliantly by Tomas Werner

Small, cute dogs sitting on things shot brilliantly by Tomas Werner

When Tim Berners Lee invented the internet, surely, SURELYhe had images like these in mind. Perhaps he had loftier aims, but today this is the sort of thing we’re really after online: pictures of a small, cute, fluffy dog, sitting on things we don’t expect, shot beautifully. The man behind these images is Slovakian photographer Tomas Werner, who took more than 100 pictures of the little…

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Success is feeling good about the work you do throughout the long, unheralded journey that may or may not wind up at the launch pad. You can’t view training solely as a stepping stone to something loftier. It’s got to be an end in itself. […] Ultimately, I don’t determine whether I arrive at the desired professional destination. Too many variables are out of my control. There’s really just one thing I can control: my attitude during the journey, which is what keeps me feeling steady and stable, and what keeps e headed in the right direction.
— 

Colonel Chris Hadfield in the book An Astronaut’s guide to Life on Earth.

Name: Emmeline Hayes
Species: Succubus
Occupation: Women’s Shelter Owner
Age: 56 Years Old
Played by: OPEN
Face Claim: Viola Davis

"I’d rather take things from people for the greater good than to give them to myself. One is morality, one is vanity."

Like most of her kind, Emmeline found herself possessing a natural (or supernatural) magnetism. The Succubi and Incubi were notorious for having people think the world of them. Emmeline grew up equally enjoying and being irritated by the attention she received. On a superficial level, having people always hang on her every word and want to be around her was pleasant. On the other hand, her identity as a Succubus made her doubtful of people’s true intentions and she could rarely get close to anyone without worrying their friendship (or even love) was false. Still, if she had been born with these gifts, she was going to use them. Her family might have wanted to lived simple lives, but Emmeline had loftier ambitions.

The possibilities were numerable. Emmeline entered local pageants, starred in school plays, did a bit of modelling and some commercials, earning herself a small following by the time she was twenty one. She had her hand in a bit of everything but it was the unlikely world of pageantry that took her in. It came with little enough celebrity but enough money and attention that Emmeline could do what she wanted with the rest of her time. She was crowned Miss Senegal at twenty two years old.

But Emmeline’s celebration was short-lived.

Naturally, people were drawn to her. They had been all her life and they certainly weren’t going to stop now that she was actively trying to win their appreciation and awe, but not everyone reacted the same way to the Succubus pheromones, especially men who are violent and entitled to begin with. Most such men hid it behind charm. One of the judges, a man named Christophe, visited her in the dressing room after the performance to congratulate her. He was a friendly and seemingly charming man, and they shared a glass of wine and chatted a bit. During the course of their conversation, however, it became clear what Christophe had in mind. Emmeline wasn’t interested, and told him as much, but the wine and his own ego made him bold. He attempted to force himself on her, larger and physically stronger than Emmeline, he almost succeeded, but the mixture of the wine and the emotional turmoil of the situation put Emmeline’s powers into overdrive. She drained Christophe to death, and then fled.

Nobody could find any signs of foul play. Emmeline convinced everyone she had gone to the bathroom and found him that way and though some may have doubted her story, they never did anything about it. Nobody could prove anything. The press put it down to a drug overdose, but they could never identity the substance. Quitting her job, Emmeline traveled a while, retreating from what she had done. It was during her travels that she decided she was going to ensure that people who had suffered at the hands of people like Christophe had someone to be there for them. She settled in Ashkent Creek, enjoying the small-town vibe and the supernatural energy of the place, setting up a women’s shelter. She couldn’t make her powers go away, obviously, but she could use them to her benefit. Convincing people, especially men who were otherwise less-than-stellar, to donate huge amounts of money really wasn’t /that/ bad when you looked at the big picture, was it?

Character Facts:

  • Personality: Anti-violence, protective, intelligent, charming, manipulative, caring, strong sense of morality
  • Has a son named Elijah who is an Incubus. He just came back to town and is struggling with the death of his husband.
  • Emmeline likes to represent her kind at CSB meetings when she can. She’s an advocate for feminism & human rights and is opposed to using her powers to harm others. Charming them into donating, however… That’s another story. 

Abilities & Weapons:

  • Long-lived due to Succubus genetics.
  • Can wield pheromones to influence and attract people.
  • Independently wealthy with a good head for business

"The willow which bends to the tempest, often escapes better than the oak which resists it; and so in great calamities, it sometimes happens that light and frivolous spirits recover their elasticity and presence of mind sooner than those of a loftier character." -Albert Schweitzer

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