The Birth of the Fifth Sun, the Mexica (Aztec) sacred narrative which tells of the birth of our current sun. The paintings are posted in order, and follow the progress of the narrative told below.
14.1 It is said that when the earth was still dark, when there was yet no warmth, nor day, nor light, the Teteo came together at Teotihuacan to take counsel, and there they lit the Spirit Fires, great blazes set atop the twin pyramids of the sacred city. For four years they burned. “Come here, oh Teteo! Who shall carry the sun? Who shall bear it? The warming, the dawning? The burning fire? The celestial Light? Who shall leap into the Spirit Fire?” Than forth stepped Four Flint, Tecuciztecatl, Our Lord of Snails, and he cried out, “Oh Teteo! Indeed, it shall be I!” Yoaltecuhtli and Tlaloc stepped forward, “You are one who must keep the sky and the earth.” 14.2 “And yet, another is needed,” said the Teteo. “Who shall be the other?” Yet the Teteo were frightened, and none among them stepped forth. They took counsel with one another, and summoned Nanahuatzin, The Pimpled Lord, the Crippled One, and summoned him to the counsel. Tonacatecuhtli and Xiuhtecuhtli stepped forward and said to him, “You are the one who must keep the sky and the earth.” Many tears did Nanahuatzin shed, for he felt unequal to the task, he, the worthless invalid. 14.3 The Teteo Nanahuatzin and Tecuciztecatl began their fasts, their sacrifices, in preparation for the Spirit Fire, the God Oven. Tecuciztecatl prepared himself with precious things. His fasting-ropes were of quetzal feathers, and his ritual branches of cotinga plumes. His grass heart was of woven gold, his incense of the finest copal. He did not offer his own blood, his own Yollia, but instead offered maguey thorns and lancets made of coral. Resplendent he looked, shining and beautiful, as he made his sacrifices. 14.4 Nanahuatzin, the Crippled Lord, the Teotl in poverty, formed his fasting-rope of grass and paper. His ritual branches were made of green grass and green reeds, tied in three bundles, bound bundles of nine each. His bloodletting spine was of bone, well reddened with his own blood. His only incense were his scabs, twisted off and cast into the fire. For four days they fasted, for four days they drew blood and meditated their sacred actions, there upon their respective pyramids. When they had completed their days of sacrifice, they burned their ritual branches, their bloodletting instruments, in the sacred fire. They were become slaves. They were become Gods. 14.5 To Tecuciztecatl, the gathered Teteo gave him his egret headdress, his elegant attire of quetzal and jade. 14.6 But Nanahuatzin was attired only in paper, only in cloth of Maguey. They painted the Teteo in white, they chalked them, and adorned them in eagle-down feathers. 15.1 Tecuciztecatl, as the senior Lord, approached the fire first, to leap into its heart. The fire roared, it crackled, it seared his eyes. He grew faint and afraid. He hesitated. He could not bring himself to leap into the fire.Than Nanahuatzin, the Crippled Lord, seeing the terror of the other, walked forward. Bravely he walked, slowly, so as to feel its heat. And when he reached the Spirit Fire, the God Oven, he leapt into its heart and was consumed. Tecuciztecatl grew ashamed, and found his spirit, and he too leapt into the Spirit Fire, but lacking the bravery of Nanahuatzin, he fell only into its embers and ashes, where he, too, was consumed. The Jaguar and the Eagle were among the company of the Teteo, and both leapt over the Spirit Fire. They were singed, they were burned, in its tongues of flame, and thus acquired their spots and dark feathers. For their bravery they were made warriors, ever to serve the sun.
16.1 When, in this way, the two Teteo had thrown themselves into the God Oven, when they had burned to ash, the Teteo sat awaiting to learn from whence they would emerge. Long they waited, meditating in the darkness, when all at once everywhere it became red, everywhere the light of dawn, the reddening of dawn. The Teteo knelt down, facing each of the four directions, to see from whence the sun would emerge at this first dawning of the Fifth Sun. The Teteo fell into confusion; they turned in circles, they faced all directions. The traditional orations, the traditional words, did not bring clarity to the Teteo. Some thought he would emerge from Mictlán, the Place of the Dead, and faced North, to find him there. Some thought The Place of Women, and faced the West, some, The House of Thorns, and faced the South, for the light of the dawning encircled all things, and confusion reigned. Yet some of the Teteo faced the East, the Place of Light, and cried out, “Already, is he there, already, his light illuminates his Eastern Palace! Behold, he is emerging!” Those who waited there, who pointed there, were Quetzalcoátl and his nagual Xolotl. There too was Our Lord Anahuatl, the Red Tezcatlipoca, and the Mimixcoa without number. And there awaited four women; Tiacapan, Teicu, Tlacoyehua, and Xocoyotl. And as the sun rose, his light spread like the red Cochineal dye throughout the East, his dazzling brilliance was such that he could not be faced. He shone, he illuminated, and light came into this world. And afterward, Tecciztecatl, too, arose from the Place of Light, also golden and shining, impossible to behold; a second sun. 16.2 And the Teteo said; “How can this be? Shall there be two suns, who both shall follow the same road, who both shall shine in the same way? The brave Nanahuatzin and the unworthy Tecciztecatl?” And so, Tlahuizcalpantecuhtli, The Morning Star, snatched a rabbit from the earth and flung it in the face of Tecciztecatl. Thus, was his face wrecked and his light dimmed, and he fell into the ashes. 17.1 The Teteo declared, “No longer shall he be known as Nanahuatzin, the Pimpled Lord, the Crippled God. He is Tonatiuh, Our Lord the Sun!” And Tonacatecuhtli and Tonacacihuatl, the Lord and Lady of Our Flesh, Our Sustenance, rose to his place at the center of the sky. They bathed and anointed him. They sat him in his Quechol chair. They adorned his head with the butterfly crest, the red-leather thong. 17.2 But he would not move from his place. Four days he remained at the Zenith, at the center of the sky. “Why does he not move?” asked the Teteo, and they sent the Falcon of the Obsidian Blade to ask why he was immobile in the sky. “I hunger!” replied Tonatiuh. “I need their blood, their precious color, their Yollotl, to find the strength to move across the sky. I need the blood of those who sent me to the Spirit Fire!” 17.3 When the Falcon returned to the gathered Teteo and gave them his message, they were much saddened and afraid. Tlahuizcalpantecuhtli grew angry and cried out, “I will shoot him! He must not stay immobile in the sky!” But his arrows could not reach the sun. Yet the sun, from his lofty perch, shot down his own arrows, his shafts of flame, and they burned the body of The Morning Star, and with the Nine Layers covered up his face, and transformed him into Itztli, the Teótl of the Obsidian Blade, of cold, frost, snow, and judgement. 18.1 Quetzalcoátl raised his eyes sadly to the sky, and spoke to the gods at Teotihuacan. “May he be revived. May we all die!” And the gods mournfully submitted to his will. And so with the Sacred Flint Blade he slit the throats of the gathered Gods; of Titlacahuan, and Huitzilopochtli, and the Goddesses Xochiquetzal, Yapalliicue, and Nochpalliicue. But Xolotl, the god of twins and monstrosities and who is the sprit double of Quetzalcoátl, did not want to die. He fled Quetzalcoátl and his terrible blade. He wept so that his eyes fell from their sockets. “Send me not to the blade, oh Gods! Let me not die!” 18.2 He fled, and Death quickly followed. He followed him to the fields of young corn, were Xolotl transformed himself into the young maize with two stalks in order to hide from Death. He became the Xolotl of the Field. But he was seen by the eyes of Death there among the corn, from whom nothing may be hidden, and so he ran to the Maguey field, and there he turned himself into the double maguey, the Maguey Xolotl. But there too was he seen by the eyes of Death, and so he escaped to the lake, and there turned himself into the Axolotl, the lake-salamander. But there was no more escape, and Death caught him, and Quetzalcoátl slit his throat, amid his tears and lamentations. 19.1 The blood of the Gods rose to the heavens and Tonatiuh drank the sacred strength of their Yollia, on the day Nahui Ollin, Four Movement, the sacred name and destiny of the Fifth Sun. Yet still he could not move, still he could not follow his path. 20.1 But Quetzalcoátl, who had shed the blood of the Gods, who had released the divine force of their Yollia, grew strong and straight. He ran, and blew lightly in the face of the sun, and so pushed him along his path, and than slit his own throat, that his blood and divine Yollia might make the revolutions of the heavens eternal. Thus it was that as the sun was entering into the earth again, into the open jaws of Our Mother, Tlaltecuhtli, the moon arose from the ashes into which he had fallen, and there at the crossroads met the Tzitzimime, the Star Demons, and the Coleletin, and they detained him a while, and dressed him in rags. He who would have been the sun, who would have been clothed in splendor. And thus it is that on the day Four Movement night and day came into being, and the deaths of the gods established the covenant of sacrifice with men.
So I noticed today, that all of the gems have a sort of alien basis to their
design that I had never noticed until now. First was garnet
She has huge hands, a black and red appearance, a giant
head, and her eyes might look like they were glowing if they reflected off her
sun glasses. Which all reminded me of
the Flat woods monster
so that was weird…then I thought of pearl
who is tall, slender, has stark white skin and very exaggerated facial features…which reminded me of Nordic aliens
so that’s upsetting…this theory is building up far too quickly. Now heres the kicker, let’s move to amethyst shall we.
now initially, I wanted to say she was like reptilians….because she can shape shift, and she does have a charming, inherent Midwestern sort of persona. She is very down to earth, and playful. My girlfriend brought up that she is like a lot of “redneck” sort of aliens, reptilians, the chupacobera. ….but then it hit us
SHES THE BLOB
the blob is described as follows The Blob is an amorphous, gelatinous alien entity that was brought to planet Earth trapped inside a meteorite. Nothing is known about its origins, the natural habits of the species, or how common they are in the universe. This creature has no definite shape or size, being able to change its form at will. It quickly consumes all living things it can capture.
DO YOU GET IT YET!!!
still not convinced. Let’s move to the two most damning pieces of evidence shall we. Let’s talk about the obvious fucking lampshade sitting right in front of our god damned faces. PERIDOT!
SHES SMALL, SHES GREEN, SHE HAS GIANT EYES! SHES SENT TO FUCKING EARTH TO CONDUCT SCIENTIFIC EXPERIMENTS!
she’s a little green man (lady) and the last one, the real smoking gun is lapis
now initially I thought about those people who think that angels are aliens or something… but no
SHES THE MOTHMAN!
the mothman legend came about because this thing showed up and started spooking people right before a bridge fell down and killed a bunch of people, people also say it showed up before Chernobyl, and many other big disasters. Mothman is a warning, an omen. He shows up right before stuff goes wrong
lapis shows up right before home world does. She shows up again and again right before bad guys do. She only shows up in episodes preceding something big. Even this last season we had a bunch of episodes back to back with her in it….and not to shortly after…the diamonds fuckin show up!
lastly. Let’s not forget, as pearl is so fond of saying, their bodies are just made of light. Like the beings made of light, another common “real” alien subtype
not only does the entirety of steven universe’s mythos rely on the ancient
alien ideal of aliens influencing almost every part of history….but everyone of
them is based on “actual” alien architypes.
even the famethyst has some weird connection to xenomorphs. They were grown on
another world to serve another alien race, eventually the controllers (the
engineers) lose control of them and are undone by them. They are even lead by a
queen of their own species (our earth amethyst). Going to that extent, even
jasper has some weird connection to the predator if you dig in enough.
this theory is insane, and because I saw pizzavangelions in kiki’s pizza
delivery service, I know the crewniverse is reading this….if I’m right, can you
please….leave a clue or something, something minor….let me know if I’m right
Time seemed to be moving unbearably slow for Stella. Alone in the guest house, ready and waiting, she paced in front of the bed, unconsciously smoothing down the front of her dress every so often. She didn’t know what was taking so long. She could tell by the shadows in the room and the way the light hit the windows at the back of the main house that the sun had begun to set and that meant that Fish should have been here by now to collect her.
Finally, there was a series of fast raps at the door and she hurried to open it. Fish stood grinning in a white polo shirt and khaki pants, holding a small Tiffany gift bag up near his face with his other hand behind his back.
“For the bride,” Fish said, presenting the Tiffany bag to Stella. “As per instructions from the groom, read the card first.”
Stella slipped a card out from inside the bag and opened it up. The card itself was plain white with her name written in gold calligraphy across the front. Hank’s clipped and crisp handwriting was on the inside.
I know my husband is cheating. I’m going to make him cry blood in a super smooth way but why the hell my lil bro fell in love with that cheating woman’s sister?! In the end we made up though coz he’s super hot.
God’s Gift 14 Days
After drowning in a magic lake, I get to time-travel to the past to change my daughter’s fate who gets killed in the present because she can’t obey my words. I succeed but the detective who has been helping me all this time is kinda sacrificed to that lake.
I’m a genius surgeon. I did everything to find my spy girlfriend. Things are getting confusing since my girlfriend is not like my girlfriend but things finally worked out pretty well.
I was deep in debt and I met this young rich lady CEO who offered to help me pay my debt if I lend myself to her for a few days for work. I agreed. My wife mistook it as an affair. We got a divorce and so I start a new relationship with the lady CEO.
I’m a cold-blooded prosecutor who is about to get serious with my awesome career but damn suddenly I got this serious tumor in my brain. But I will fight it.
You Who Came From The Stars
I’m an alien in a handsome human form. I’ve lived for hundreds years on earth while waiting for my spaceship to come. During my last wait, I fell in love with an actress who happened to be the reincarnated version of the girl I have helped in the past. Finally we managed to go through all the obstacles.
You’re All Surrounded
I mistook a good cop ahjussi as a bad guy who have killed my mother. In the end I get to find the real killer. I’m sorry, good guy ahjussi.
It’s Okay It’s Love
When I couldn’t have sex because of a trauma, a handsome schizophrenic oppa is the right medicine. Later I have to treat his mental illness but it’s okay coz it’s love.
She’s So Lovable
I fall in love with my dead girlfriend’s much younger sister but I can do this coz love haz no boundaries.
My family was ruined because of a fabricated report made by a female reporter. I live in fear but still plan to take a revenge but years later I fall in love with the daughter of that woman reporter.
My mother gave her eyes to my girlfriend but my girlfriend’s dad is the one that killed my mother. I am angry and my girlfriend is devastated after finding out the truth, but our love conquers it all.
Birth of A Beauty
After getting a plastic surgery, I survived the cruel society. Now I’m planning to take a revenge to my murderous husband with the help of a handsome genius CEO who falls in love with the pretty me.
Exactly what it sounds like. This fic is inspired by this post written by @valamerys
discussing the possibilities of Lucien and Elain becoming High Lord and
Lady of Spring. The post mentioned Calanmai and well, the idea got
This fic is also for @chaol, who has so inspired me with her
beautiful writing and mentioned in her reblog tags of ^that post that
she would really love to see an Elucien Calanmai fic, so that’s where
this came from. Hope you like it, Lauren! I tried, but I’m sure it pails
in comparison to whatever lovely descriptions you would have written,
haha. She is the master writer of us all and if you haven’t read her stuff, you should because it’s literally to die for!
The fox swept up and down the length of her dressing room in long
strides fumbling over the constant stream of words spewing out of his
mouth. They shared a room together usually, but tonight, Elain had
insisted she be allowed to dress herself as she pleased with privacy.
Lucien assumed it was because she was nervous too, but Elain had other
“I really think we should go down together,” Lucien said as he paced.
Elain didn’t say anything, but rather stared at her reflection in the
mirror mounted on the cream colored walls trying not to roll her eyes.
She had a simple pale blue dress on the color of spring skies. She began
fussing with her hair hoping Lucien would think this was the extent of
what he was getting later on so she could better save the surprises she
had in store for him.
could you recommend me your favourite movies (even horror) of the 60s/70s ? :3
1960s: Breathless, Psycho, La Dolce Vita, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Bonnie and Clyde, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, The Color of Pomegranates, The Good The Bad and The Ugly, The Sound of Music, My Fair Lady, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Valley of the Dolls, Daisies
1970s: Chinatown, Halloween, Alien, Carrie, Last Tango in Paris, Days of Heaven, A New Hope, Grease, Picnic at Hanging Rock, Stalker, Solaris, Pretty Baby, Suspiria, The Man Who Fell to Earth
Right side - King Thingol & Queen Melian hand in hand with Melian releasing her protective magic for the realm.
When Thingol passed from Middle-earth, Melian followed, and her protective enchantments on Doriath faded.
Top Row - Left: Cirdan, Teleri kinsman of Thingol, in the Havens
Middle: Luthien & Beren
Right: Luthien & Daeron the minstrel and lore-master of Thingol’s court
Daeron held unrequited love for Luthien
Below: Lady Galadriel & Lord Celeborn, who met in Doriath. Celeborn is a kinsman of King Thingol, his grandnephew.
Central - Doomed Turin in shadow, foster-son of Thingol, in the dragonhelm with his beloved friend Beleg Strongbow
In flames - Shadow Thingol holding the Nauglamir and being slain by the Dwarves for it after they argued about who had the right to the necklace.
Below: the second kinslaying for the Silmaril with Celegorm, Caranthir, & Curufin crossing swords with King Dior, all four were slain. They are overshadowed by the Silmaril.
Right: Luthien wearing the Nauglamir with the Silmaril in her mortal passing. After her death, it was passed to her son, Dior. The Silmaril was saved from the Sack of Doriath by Dior’s daughter, Elwing, who fled to the Havens of Sirion with it.
You’re so tired. I can tell. Your hair is in knots from twirling your strands. Your wiry fingers are caked with blood and calluses. Your nails are down to the bone and youre wondering why you’re here. They put you out your burning flame. yes you are a mess. A hell of a mess. You don’t know where you placed your keys and your coffee maker is sitting with week old coffee in it. You have a million and one things to finish and you want to give up. But that isn’t you, and you know that. You look in the mirror and muster up a crooked smile, you look dead in the eyes but you still see a spark. You were never meant to be the one. And you knew that since you were seven when all the boys called you “cool, because you were like a boy girl” you never felt soft. Yet you lived in those heels and painted your pout in scarlet red because your words were as hot as the color and your heels would make the earth ripple. People told you it wasn’t good that you didn’t care about what you looked like, when you didnt wash your hair for a week and didn’t care to shave when you wore sun dresses. you had to because you were a “lady”. You arent meant to argue with a guy, if you do let him win, he’s the one who is right anyway. They said you needed an identity a kind of pretty little reputation that you can easily wither into old age and stroke a lap dog in reverie of how you fell in love. But you knew. You were meant to be ravenous, a wolf. Hungry for the best and never settling for less. You keep going, you don’t give up. Because something within you says youll make it. And dammit you know you will. Whatever it may be.You know you werent meant to be a wilting flower living a life of adequacy. The soft spoken pair of hips meant to incubate a suitors genes for future generations. You aren’t meant to have your opinion silenced simply because you have a uterus. You’re a sleuth, a force, sex fiend a villian. A kind of casanova, an arora borealis, unfathomable, undefinable, a philanthropist, humanitarian, a warrior. You love with fire and hate with a world of wrath. You cannot be tamed, or silenced or burdened. No matter how hard they try, no matter what they say. You’re not meant to be a pet. Or caged and fettered into this mold of Venusian perfection. You are a universe, an enigma of labyrinthine intracacies. You are woman.
I wrote this when I felt like I wasn’t good enough.
So here's my own version of the Alien Keith theory. After Altea's destruction, the Galra started conducting experiments to imbibe their own kind with a version of the Alteans' shapeshifting and extrasensory abilities. After millennia, they finally a small group of successes, two of which were the the parents of Thace (the Galra guy who helped the gang escape Zarkon's castle). They served as soldiers for a while, but retired due to age and PTSD. Thace, who witnessed witnessed his parents'-
-emotional turmoil, grew to hate the creature his people called ruler. In a fit of rebellion, he ran away in young adulthood, somehow landing on Earth. He grudgingly used the shapeshifting powers he’d inherited to blend in, and eventually fell in love with a Korean lady in her early twenties and told her his secret. Thus, Keith was born. At birth, he looked like a typical Galra child, but assumed human form hours later. When the boy was a few months old, Thace received word that Galra ships scouting the planet’s perimeter for him, and had to leave Earth quickly. Keith’s dagger is memento from the father he never knew. Thace left letters of explanation for his wife and son- the latter explaining the boy’s alien heritage, and vowed to change the Galra empire from the inside. Keith received it when he was six, shortly before his mother passed away (whew! That got long. I don’t like the idea of Keith actually being of Altean descent- I feel like it diminishes Allura and Coran’s loss.)
THRACE AS KEITH’S FATHER. I LOVE IT. HOLY HECK, I LOVE THIS. BECAUSE I COULD SEE IT HAPPENING AND WHERE IT COULD MAKE SO MUCH SENSE. THAT’S A VERY GOOD REASON FOR WHY THRACE WOULD HELP THE PALADINS. AND A KOREAN LADY. IT’S LIKE ALL MY FAVORITE HEADCANONS COMING TOGETHER IN ONE.
a year ago i decided to join the soma trash ranks by participating in soma week 2015, and i have to say, i’m emotional. beyond writing 98k in a year (51k for my resbang, and the rest in posted one-shots and fics) and turning into a ridiculous meme-r, i’ve met so many wonderful, supportive, hilarious people who i’m honored to call my friends. late night skype calls, group chats, and never-ending private messages keep me going. i’ve gotten so many nice tags, reviews, messages, and words of encouragement, it’s unreal! in the best way possible :’)
i went from struggling through writing a drabble to plotting out fic after fic, and this in itself is beautiful. writing is such an important outlet for me, and meme-ing is just hilarious and fun. i plan to create many things for soma in this second year :’D
thanks to my followers for the support - though i haven’t talked to all of you, i consider you all friends! lots of hugs to my sisters, the salt squad, my betas, my laptop for putting up with my typing, all the bunnies to have ever hopped, all the corgs in the world, and to myself for sticking through tough times.
a long list of people i love and more personal things below this cut:
Hello! Yesterday I’ve decided to gather all important information about Crystal Tokyo’s history and put in chronological order since there are many dialog and flashbacks here and there, additional information what we got to know little by little about CT. Maybe it helps other fans too. I’ve made this timeline according to manga act 20-21 (based on missdream’s translation but sometimes corrected with mixx’s translation) and a little from the anime. In ’’ is who tell this or whom flashback we know it from, and the number tells wich act the info is from.
If you find any inaccuracy, please just feel free to correct me or if you need, just feel free to use this simplified summary as you wish.
Summarized history of Crystal Tokyo
1. In the 21st century, Serenity at age 22 ascended to throne of CT, gave birth to ChibiUsa, and with the silver crystal gave longevity for everyone on Earth, and there was peace and happiness. [Endymion 20]
2. Centuries ago the first show up of black moon was Phantom who had a black crescent moon on his forehead. He revived crime and murder with his followers who took the black crescent mark and became the black moon group. NQS who until then, had only watched over the quiet CT, took a stand out that one time and banished Phantom and his crew to Nemesis and sealed it. Finally peace returned. Later, black moon group grown into Phantom’s descendants on Nemesis. [Endymion 21]
3. In the 30th century Phantom’s shape appeared in front of Diamond’s crew (a new generation of rebels) and invited them to Nemesis and offered the dark crystal’s power to achieve their goals like get rid of peace, blasphemous longevity and to be able to control all of space and planets. [Diamond 21]
4. Later ChibiUsa - to convince the ones who bullied her that she is the real princess - stole the silver crystal and hid with it. NQS was searching for her. [ChibiUsa 21]
(Meanwhile:) As soon as Diamond obtained dark crystal he put it to use and began the attack against Earth. [Diamond 21]
5. The queen who hardly ever stepped out of the palace, now searching for ChibiUsa rushed out in a terribly agitated state. But as soon as she stepped foot outside of the palace there was a massive explosion. [Diana 20]
(Meanwhile:) ChibiUsa was inside the palace and also perceived the huge explosion. [ChibiUsa 21]
6. Diamond and his crew destroyed CT and killed many people by hitting the city with the black crystal, then he started to intimidate/kill a ChibiUsa-like child when NQS appeared. He was fascinated by her beauty. But NQS looked him with hatred, so Diamond tried to attack her with his third eye’s power. But NQS’s crescent mark on her forehead started to react with the silver crystal and it engulfed and sealed her inside to protect her from the attack. [Diamond 21]
(Meanwhile:) ChibiUsa went out from the palace to see what caused explosion and searching for her mom, only to saw NQS sealed into the silver crystal. [ChibiUsa 21]
7. After the queen’s body was shrouded, her 4 guardian soldiers and Endymion were around her. They saw standing alone in the ruins a black monument. From it an evil energy began pulsing through the air, poisoning the atmosphere further. People began dropping like flies. Suddenly the 4 guardians and Endymion all took a direct hit, they were defeated. The palace was quickly sealed off. [Endymion 20]
8. The queen - inside the crystal - once again swallowed by the impenetrable palace. [Diamond 21]
9. The poison affected those left. The bodies of the corpses strewn throughout to disappear. That was how the capital fell into ruins. Small Lady and Diana were the only ones, who were unaffected, who remained alive. ChibiUsa heard stories about Sailor Moon that’s why she came up with the idea to go back to past for help. Diana has always remained by the side of her parents. [Endymion 20]
10. But Diamond never forgot NQS, wanted to meet her again. He had no use for the rotted Earth of the 30th century. He decided to go back to the past, to rewrite history before earth was ruled by those of the moon kingdom. [Diamond 21]
And after that we know what happened…
Hey Anon!!! This is very spot on! I really glad you took the time to do this. I make have to look in the manga and see but was it ever a part of how and when Chibiusa got Pluto Time key so she can travel to the past? I can’t remember if it was.
hey!! ah im new to hellenism, currently im trying to explore different religions that i feel drawn to and i wanted to learn more about some of the hellenic deities; right now, persephone specifically. do you think you may be able to help me or point me in the right direction?
Resources! Uh. Theoi.com’s page on her (and all its subpages) is a very good start for information about her historical treatment. I’ve kind of gone dormant in my worship right now with a lot of upheaval in my life, so there isn’t a lot else I can immediately call to mind to look at.
A general primer from my perspective might be:
First and always, remember that she is a Queen. The Iron Queen, the Dark Lady, she is Queen of the Underworld and fully as powerful as Hades in her own right. (And remember that Hades and Persephone are King and Queen below the earth as Zeus and Hera are above it. Remember that all men die in the end.) Treat her with the respect she deserves. Know that the Greeks feared her as they did Hades, as they did death.
She is death as much as she is life; that is, both in heaping measure. The world freezes as she descends just as it bursts forth in life when she ascends. She is Karpophoros, who makes the flowers grow, just as she is Praxidike, the avenging goddess.
She is justice and she is judgement.
The wheel of the seasons turns on her heel.
Never believe that my Lady did not choose her throne and her Lord. A god has no need to eat - she chose to take six seeds, to bind herself to the lands beneath the earth. She is not a screaming violated maiden. She is a Goddess, fell and terrible.
KC + “i’m on a date with this creepy dude and now i am trying to escape from him so could you please help me through this window” au
Happy (early!) birthday, Paula! You (and the pretty things you make) are a delight and I hope you have a great day!
Just A Grumpy Optimist
In her twenty-five
years on planet Earth Caroline Forbes had been on many dates. A couple of great
ones, some that fell firmly into the ‘eh’ category. But this one? This one, if
it could even be called a date, was easily
the worst dating experience of her life. Including that time she’d been with a
guy who had no idea how to change a tire, or seemed to understand that Caroline
(and her tiny lady brain) could, and
she’d been wearing white.
Everyone else at the
party seemed to be having a good time so it wasn’t like that was the problem.
And Caroline looked hot, and was a delightful conversationalist, if she did say
so herself, so neither was she. No, it was the fact that her date couldn’t
bother to feign even a fleeting interest in either Caroline’s boobs or her
brain that had made this night a miserable disaster.
She was going to
strangle Elena Gilbert one of these days.
And the evening had
started so promisingly. Caroline had been pleased to see that Stefan Salvatore
was cute, if a little glum. Set up or not attractiveness was a bonus. But not a
big enough one to make Caroline overlook the fact that he was ass backwards in
love with one of her oldest friends. Who happened to be dating his brother.
Things had quickly
gone downhill after she’d arrived.
Elena had asked
Caroline to meet Stefan initially, had set those big brown doe eyes to pleading
and Caroline hadn’t been able to say no despite her distaste for blind dates.
‘He’s such a great guy, Care. I don’t know why he’s still single!’ Elena had lamented.
Caroline had tried to stay strong, but damn it if it wasn’t still impossible to say no to Elena.
She’d agreed to attend a party at Damon’s place, had even worn what she knew
was a traffic stopping dress. And super cute underwear because sue her, she was
Half an hour after
arriving it had been clear that her effort was pointless. And she’d totally
solved the mystery of Stefan Salvatore’s singlehood.