phylacteries

my roommate has a theory that all the people in the Dragon Age universe are composed only of skeletons and blood and held together solely by magic 

I’ve been replaying Dragon Age: Origins (as a mage again because I couldn’t resist the cone of cold/stone fist combo) because of all the hype surrounding Inquisition right now, and I have a couple more Dragon Age comics coming at ya (assuming I can put down the controller for long enough to draw them)

also gee do i hate jowan ugh

Birthstone guide

Various holidays are always infringing upon the beloved peace and quiet necessary to plan, plot, craft, and execute evil deeds and sinister plans. So Evil Supply Co. is going to help simplify things for you.

Giving jewelry or a phylactery this holiday season? Let’s talk about birthstones (for the month the recipient was born) and deathstones (for the month the recipient died).

January: Black onyx for birth, obsidian for death.
February: Black onyx for birth, obsidian for death.
March: Black onyx for birth, obsidian for death.
April: Black onyx for birth, obsidian for death.
May: Black onyx for birth, obsidian for death.
June: Black onyx for birth, obsidian for death.
July: Black onyx for birth, obsidian for death.
August: Black onyx for birth, obsidian for death.
September: Black onyx for birth, obsidian for death.
October: Black onyx for birth, obsidian for death.
November: Black onyx for birth, obsidian for death.
December: Black onyx for birth, obsidian for death.

(It is noteworthy that giving a “deathstone” to someone or something alive could be considered a veiled threat. Use this knowledge to avoid faux pas or to your advantage).

Homestuck theory

OK go with me on this. 

Ok, a lich is a mage that breaks a part of their soul into an item. When that item is destroyed, their soul comes out, and is usually very deadly and destructive, as it is the cusp of their power.
This item is called a Phylactery.
When a person spends too much time in direct contact of a phylactery, particularly the part where the soul was stored, they become enthralled by it and bent to the Soul’s will power, if they themselves are not of strong enough mind.

So is Caliborn/Lord English. My theory is that Lord English is the pure manifestation of Caliborn’s soul, combined with the unmitigated power he obtained from his session.
 My reasoning: When Doc Scratch is broken, Lord English arises.
Also: When Jack Noir stared into Lil Cal’s eyes for long enough, he went mad, obtained Lord English like power, and began killing things.
Phylacteries also cannot be copied, and any attempt will fail.
Hence why there can be only 1 Lil Cal
IN EVERY UNIVERSE.
Caliborn being a lord of time can most likely send Lil Cal to any universe’s timeline, ensuring his arrival so that when his phylactery is broken, his soul enters that universe and destroys it.

I know this because: I have spent my entire DND career researching old mythology of Liches.
He is a Lich.
And the Ju-Ju breaker is a phylactery destroyer.
And because Lord English is in fact Caliborn’s soul, Dirk, Prince of Heart, can in theory destroy it.
Dave with the Caledfwlch, a blade that has the cue-ball, yet another fragment of caliborn’s soul, could in theory destroy lil cal, and Kill Caliborn.

Also means that Gamzee, who spent literally HOURS of time staring at Lil Cal’s eyes is probably a thrall.
Which would explain why when gamzee spoke to terezi at first he said “No, you’re hurting me” and seemed not to remember anything.
And it also explains why he gave one, roar of a honk.
Lord English gives the EXACT SAME HONK upon arrival.
Ergo: The Vast Honk is a reference to when the phylactery is broken and Lord English appears.

That is my theory.

Templar’s Heart by CelticWolfwalker on deviantART

This is a piece I commissioned Liesel to create for me based on a story I wrote centering around Lena Amell and her post Blight adventures.  She and Cullen have a beautiful star crossed lovers type of tale which my imagination loves to dwell on.  His gift to her in this picture is something she never dreamt of possessing.  Liesel did an amazing job on the intimacy and lighting in this and I could never thank her enough!  Her renders are gorgeous and worth checking out here:  http://celticwolfwalker.deviantart.com/gallery/

"Tefillin (Askhenazicpron.: /ˈtfɪlɨn/Israeli Hebrew[tfiˈlin], תפילין) also called phylacteries (/fɪˈlæktərz/ from Ancient Greekphylacterion, form of phylássein, φυλάσσειν meaning “to guard, protect”) are a set of small black leather boxes containing scrolls of parchment inscribed with verses from the Torah, which are worn by observant Jews during weekday morning prayers. Although “tefillin” is technically the plural form (the singular being “tefillah”), it is loosely used as a singular as well.[1] The hand-tefillin, or shel yad, is placed on the upper arm, and the strap wrapped around the arm, hand and fingers; while the head-tefillin, or shel rosh, is placed above the forehead. The Torah commands that they should be worn to serve as a “sign” and “remembrance” that God brought the children of Israel out of Egypt.” — From Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tefillin)

Photo for a “Text and Image” assignment.

The text in the background is the Shema:


"Shema Yisrael (or Sh’ma Yisrael) (Hebrew: שְׁמַע יִשְׂרָאֵל‎; “Hear, [O] Israel”) are the first two words of a section of the Torah, and are the title (sometimes shortened to simply “Shema”) of a prayer that serves as a centerpiece of the morning and evening Jewish prayer services. The first verse encapsulates the monotheistic essence of Judaism: “Hear, O Israel: the LORD is our God, the LORD is one,” found in Deuteronomy 6:4. Observant Jews consider the Shema to be the most important part of the prayer service in Judaism, and its twice-daily recitation as a mitzvah (religious commandment). It is traditional for Jews to say the Shema as their last words, and for parents to teach their children to say it before they go to sleep at night.”


(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shema}

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omg i know, you never know if its a good one or not and you go and like 5 people are there and its like wtf really, and a lot of people from my school go so im like umm why am i here D; :)

Ugh, I’m just glad that so few people from my school have tumblr, or are meetup type people. And I always spend loads of money on crappy food and startbucks’ :(