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velvetchrysalis  asked:

Could you please write an analysis how the signs are when they go "bad" and use their assets negatively?

Aries reigns in on pure egocentrism to dominate and control instead of learn and understand. Instead of encouragement and genuine concern, the Aries perceives criticism and becomes overly defensive. Unwillingness to learn from experience creates continuous destructive cycles in relationships and social platforms where they are consistently inappropriate, childish, and reactive 

Taurus becomes stuck in mental, emotional, and physical ruts, internalising fears and anxieties and becoming shells. Often this can be remarked as vanity or over self indulgence but the individual locks themselves away from being touched in any way, saving themselves from bad but forbidding the good, there is over obsession with appearance and image 

Gemini cannot tell the truth from the lie and becomes tangled in their own web of conflicting stories, each seeming to be true at the time but diverting into more complex and manipulative avenues, using right timing silence and the gift of the gab, innocent stare, and denial of responsibility to twist the tale or perception until nobody knows what’s going on anymore 

Cancer becomes consuming, devouring, and overly possessive, in some ways controlling of loved ones as a performance of protection, but trapping the individual from freedom and liberation, martyring themselves so people feel they cannot leave or guilty for their experience of life. Suffocating 

Leo is manipulative with complexes and self generated inadequacies, clinging onto anybody who displays any expression of affection and restricting anybody from leaving, seeking saviours for the inner child in everybody and over dramatising emotional experience so that others display sympathy or validation

Virgo trembles between every variable and cannot take any decisive action, instead becoming a nervous, frantic wreck with little control of life or self, erratic behaviours in relationships and giving off the semblance of selfishness, too tangled in the mind to be set free, avoidant, seclusive, detached  

Libra loses any sense of identity or self, becomes absorbed and imitates into any form of company, instead of offering something genuine and personal to relationships can only offer a hollow reflection, becomes overly idealistic and dependant on partners to save or fulfil them, cannot cope with reality when these ideals or imagined futures do not exist 

Scorpio becomes overly contained in the emotional experience, riding the waves of darkness into traumas they keep revisiting instead and refusing to accept, trying to forget but refusing to remember, so the darkness they deny fuels fires inside, ignites the demons resting place, and they cannot rest in the light so they are projected onto the faces they see, devils everywhere, devils they must destroy 

Sagittarius becomes so trapped in their idea of truth and contained reality that outside opinion and insight is rejected, scolded at, scoffed at, the individual refuses to accept what cannot be perceived beyond eyesight, the whole world becomes a silent echo and they don’t even know they are searching for something brilliant, instead trying to fill the void with every material desire they could devour 

Capricorn becomes suffocated by a harsh, unreceptive, and cold view of reality, feels iciness burn from deep inside and from the outside, and constructs a shell, a defensive mask that hides deep, needing secrets and vulnerabilities. The sterility is offsetting, the need to control becomes evident in every aspect of the individual’s life, because they cannot control the demon inside 

Aquarius becomes overly absorbed in superiorities and versions of truths and realities, exacting supremacy in conversation and validation of thought, unwilling to accept something is unknown or wrongly known, tendency to deplete the capacities of other people’s intelligence compared to their own 

Pisces express the whole spectrum of human and beyond-human archetype. Ghosts and spirits stir in the unconscious, waiting to be unleashed. You cannot believe everything you feel, Pisces can make you experience heaven, hell or both at once. Remember they can wield and rule two worlds you’ve never even been to before. A a wounded pisces can cut to the spirit like a psychic surgeon, detonating somebody’s personality from the soul upward. The same tools that open the door for immense sensitivity and forgiveness become the blades turned on other people. This is why you should never wrong a pisces. You may spend centuries repairing the damage 

-C.

Mercury

Mercury aspecting sun, mercury in the 5th: Mental vibrancies and illumination, self-expressive words conveying messages directly from the ego, confident opinions, vivid story-teller, words of creativity, youthful mind, passionate about learning, desires a strong intellect, willful, clever thinker, thinking and talking about themselves, their self-expression  

Mercury aspecting moon, mercury in the 4th: Nostalgic perception of reality, vivid memories, opinions of common sense, motherly messages directed to the masses, understands the emotions of the public, empathy for All, reserved and private mind, daydreamer, mind of the inner child, thinking and talking about emotions and finding Home

Mercury aspecting Venus, mercury in the 2nd: flowers and roots in the mind, blossoms of Venus symbolizing artsy, creative, beauty, serenity and musical appreciation, roots of the earth symbolizing wisdom, resourcefulness, patience, reliability and stability of the mind. Thinking and talking about life, pleasure and beauty.

Mercury aspecting Venus, mercury in the 7th: sweet messages of harmony from the heart, love and union on the mind, social breeze, accommodating opinions, attracted to youth and intellect, words dripping with sugar, thinking and talking about aesthetics, social equity and love 

Mercury aspecting mars, mercury in the 1st: words used for fighting and protecting themselves, active mind on overdrive, the mind is a battlefield, headaches, strong or offensive opinions, individualistic and passionate messages conveying motivation and inspiration. Wants to speak first. Knowledge (mercury) is power (mars). Thinking and talking about ambitions, sex and themselves

Mercury aspecting Jupiter, mercury in the 9th: visionary messages expressing ideals, indulgence in knowledge and learning, big stories, exaggerated opinions, daydreams of adventure and freedom, gift of the gab, jokester, professor, thinking and talking about spiritual and religious beliefs and inner philosophies 

Mercury aspecting Saturn, mercury in the 10th: Reticent speech, reserved opinions, unwillingly silent, mind of authority, voice of the public, voice of Judgment and Order, mental blocks or mental structure, practical, calculating and introspective thought trend, mentor, timeless knowledge, thinking and talking about self-discipline, experiences of self-perseverance and personal achievement 

Mercury aspecting Uranus, mercury in the 11th: Thinking outside the box, inside the box, below the box, above the box. Shocking opinions, universal mind, mad scientist mind, words conveying messages to the collective, sudden nerve pains, revolutionary and futuristic thought trend, thinking and talking about social justice, togetherness and liberation

Mercury aspecting Neptune, mercury in the 12th: receptive and emotionally psychic, words conveying messages from dreams, daydreamer, romantic visionary of life, perception of life glittered by rose-tinted glasses, reclusive, charming actor, walking dream, angels in the brain, empathy for the unfortunate and emotionally abandoned, thinking and talking about wishes, spirituality and alone time

Mercury aspecting Pluto, mercury in the 8th: solemn and prophetic thought trend, investigative mind, detective, soulful words conveying messages of pain and healing, empathy for the misunderstood and emotionally disturbed, demons in the brain, chatting and learning from past demons. Knowledge (mercury) is Power (pluto). Transformative mind; from mind of chaos to rebirth and mind of clarity, thinking about death, secrets and privacy

Mercury in the 3rd: erratic, restless and elastic thought process. creative cerebral surges, curious perception of reality, extremely adaptable to immediate environment, good-natured, gift of the gab and swift tongue, witty humor, chatty, eternal student, believes in the importance of knowledge, child-like wonder, perpetually questioning every facet of life, thinking and talking about Everything

Mercury in the 6th: analytical and calculating thought, stress disturbs the nerves, perceptive and digestive of information, daily routine studying, healing and serving with knowledge and understanding, grounded mind, detailed mind, magnifying glasses as eyes, structured and organized thought, thinking and talking about health, routine and self improvement

The Signs as Cetaceans

Aries Killer Whales: You don’t mess with them.

Taurus Bowhead Whales: Their dedication (or stubbornness) makes them capable of amazing things, even breaking through sea ice at least seven inches thick with their big heads.

Gemini Belugas: They can be very sociable and are known for their gift of the gab. They can pronounce a series of chirps, clicks, whistles and squeals, which may sound like nonsense to us, but to fellow belugas they convey deep and important messages.

Cancer Bryde’s Whales: While swimming they tend to suddenly change direction. For no apparent reason. A bit moody. They even have irregular breathing patterns.

Leo Spinner Dolphins: They have enough energy to jump up to 3 meters height and turn seven times on their axis before plunging again and then repeating the exercise about 13 more times. They are cool and they know it. They are not aggressive. Unless they don’t like you.

Virgo Pilot Whales: They are amazing, very clever, witty, and practical. Until they decide to just mass strand themselves on the beach.

Libra Humpback Whales: Very artistic, their songs are pretty nice. They love harmony, but won’t hesitate to fight for justice, getting in the way when Killer Whales attack other mammals. Depending on the point of view, this also makes them huge party poopers.

Scorpio Sperm Whales: The most famous of them is known for wreaking havoc on a ship. Giant squid and Colossal squid are very afraid of them. Enough said.

Sagittarius Fin Whales: Also known as “the greyhounds of the sea”, their open mind and philosophical views motivate them to roam the seas (at about 40 km/h, 24 mph) in search of the meaning of life.

Capricorn Blue Whales: Very strong, fearless and somewhat stoic, they may appear a bit cold on the outside, but they are actually very gentle beings.

Aquarius Bottlenose dolphins: Smart fellows, bitchy at times, but otherwise very friendly. They can form strong bonds which may last for life.

Pisces Cuvier’s beaked whales: Very wise, they dive deeper than anyone else, they have seen things no one else has seen. But this also means they are slightly out of touch with reality.

Vesta

Vesta in Aries
Vesta in Aries is independent and they are capable of motivating and supporting themselves. They are not ones to ask for help because they believe they can take care of their own problems and accomplish their own tasks.

Vesta in Taurus
Vesta in Taurus has dedication and they stay fixated on their goals, but may not accomplish it as swiftly as most. They can work on their own and don’t necessarily need the help of others to accomplish things. They prefer to work comfortably, steadily and independently.

Vesta in Gemini
Vesta in Gemini can somewhat be scattered with their work, but they have the gift of gab. They may prefer to work with others engaging in all types of communication or may prefer to work independently but still being able to communicate online. Often times, we see that their sense of self can get lost through others.

Vesta in Cancer
Vesta in Cancer may prefer to help others by being a caregiver and offering emotional comfort, but they may not be the most social. They prefer to work independently in a comfortable environment. Vesta in Cancer can focus too much on the problems of others and may forget to take care of themselves.

Vesta in Leo
Vesta in Leo is oozing creativity and they prefer working in environments that allow them to freely express themselves. They are generous and can be social creatures and can even find themselves being loved and envied by plenty. Vesta in Leo can either give too much and receive little or give too little and selfishly take all.

Vesta in Virgo
Vesta in Virgo is devoted to a life of service and they can work well with others and also independently. There is a strong dedication for work and they may find themselves being way too consumed with their own work life. Vesta in Virgo can overdo themselves with the amount of work they put in, often forgetting to relax and care for themselves.

Vesta in Libra
Vesta in Libra prefers to work with others instead of working alone. They may find that their energy gets drained when they are working alone so because of this they may like being around people. Vesta in Libra values balance and equality in the workplace, but often times they may have a need to compete with others because they can compare themselves to other people.

Vesta in Scorpio
Vesta in Scorpio works best independently and they do so intensely and are insanely devoted to their work. These people are naturals at diving so deeply and finding out the truth quite easily. Vesta in Scorpio may slightly be competitive and they can be too focused on their own security that they can lack trust in others heavily.

Vesta in Sagittarius
Vesta in Sagittarius is dedicated to higher education or a universal truth/belief. They may work best independently and are passionate, as well as committed, to their own beliefs. Vesta in Sagittarius can make excellent teachers and coaches because they prefer to look at the big picture and keep a light and inspired heart towards many things.

Vesta in Capricorn
Vesta in Capricorn is deeply devoted to all of their goals and whatever they set their mind to. They can be workaholics and are grounded, hardworking and practical people, often times demanding the respect of others. Vesta in Capricorn can have a tendency to overwork themselves and can end up being their own worst enemy.

Vesta in Aquarius
Vesta in Aquarius does best when working with others since many of their goals are towards helping their community. They know how to detach from their emotions to get the work done, but nonetheless they are still friendly and accepting individuals. Vesta in Aquarius may deny their own personal goals.

Vesta in Pisces
Vesta in Pisces never really has their own personal goals, but instead aim to help the people who need it the most. They may care or empathize with others so deeply that they feel a sense of duty towards helping out the world. Vesta in Pisces can lack care for themselves because they are too busy focused on others.

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I discovered an incredibly charismatic, incredibly witty, and quick, good-humored and playful person, somebody who had the gift of the gab, who seemed to clearly be huge fun to be around. But also I had to try to square that off with the man who said that the sunset was the most lonesome time of the day, which is the expression of someone deeply sad.  — Tom Hiddleston (x)

Horrorscope

Aries reigns in on pure egocentrism to dominate and control instead of learn and understand. Instead of encouragement and genuine concern, the Aries perceives criticism and becomes overly defensive. Unwillingness to learn from experience creates continuous destructive cycles in relationships and social platforms where they are consistently inappropriate, childish, and reactive

Taurus becomes stuck in mental, emotional, and physical ruts, internalising fears and anxieties and becoming shells. Often this can be remarked as vanity or over self indulgence but the individual locks themselves away from being touched in any way, saving themselves from bad but forbidding the good, there is over obsession with appearance and image

Gemini cannot tell the truth from the lie and becomes tangled in their own web of conflicting stories, each seeming to be true at the time but diverting into more complex and manipulative avenues, using right timing silence and the gift of the gab, innocent stare, and denial of responsibility to twist the tale or perception until nobody knows what’s going on anymore

Cancer becomes consuming, devouring, and overly possessive, in some ways controlling of loved ones as a performance of protection, but trapping the individual from freedom and liberation, martyring themselves so people feel they cannot leave or guilty for their experience of life. Suffocating

Leo is manipulative with complexes and self generated inadequacies, clinging onto anybody who displays any expression of affection and restricting anybody from leaving, seeking saviours for the inner child in everybody and over dramatising emotional experience so that others display sympathy or validation

Virgo trembles between every variable and cannot take any decisive action, instead becoming a nervous, frantic wreck with little control of life or self, erratic behaviours in relationships and giving off the semblance of selfishness, too tangled in the mind to be set free, avoidant, seclusive, detached  

Libra loses any sense of identity or self, becomes absorbed and imitates into any form of company, instead of offering something genuine and personal to relationships can only offer a hollow reflection, becomes overly idealistic and dependant on partners to save or fulfil them, cannot cope with reality when these ideals or imagined futures do not exist

Scorpio becomes overly contained in the emotional experience, riding the waves of darkness into traumas they keep revisiting instead and refusing to accept, trying to forget but refusing to remember, so the darkness they deny fuels fires inside, ignites the demons resting place, and they cannot rest in the light so they are projected onto the faces they see, devils everywhere, devils they must destroy

Sagittarius becomes so trapped in their idea of truth and contained reality that outside opinion and insight is rejected, scolded at, scoffed at, the individual refuses to accept what cannot be perceived beyond eyesight, the whole world becomes a silent echo and they don’t even know they are searching for something brilliant, instead trying to fill the void with every material desire they could devour

Capricorn becomes suffocated by a harsh, unreceptive, and cold view of reality, feels iciness burn from deep inside and from the outside, and constructs a shell, a defensive mask that hides deep, needing secrets and vulnerabilities. The sterility is offsetting, the need to control becomes evident in every aspect of the individual’s life, because they cannot control the demon inside

Aquarius becomes overly absorbed in superiorities and versions of truths and realities, exacting supremacy in conversation and validation of thought, unwilling to accept something is unknown or wrongly known, tendency to deplete the capacities of other people’s intelligence compared to their own

Pisces express the whole spectrum of human and beyond-human archetype. Ghosts and spirits stir in the unconscious, waiting to be unleashed. You cannot believe everything you feel, Pisces can make you experience heaven, hell or both at once. Remember they can wield and rule two worlds you’ve never even been to before. A a wounded pisces can cut to the spirit like a psychic surgeon, detonating somebody’s personality from the soul upward. The same tools that open the door for immense sensitivity and forgiveness become the blades turned on other people. This is why you should never wrong a pisces. You may spend centuries repairing the damage

-C.

i’ve been laughing for literally an hour over this

The Officer who’s in charge of you has propped you up against the nearest wall.  If he’s told you anything, he’s told you to “wait here, boy.”  He hasn’t told you what you’re waiting for.  He hasn’t told you how long you’ll wait.  He’s just told you that if anybody catches you moving, that’s the last move you’ll be able to make for a long, long time.

So you learn about the wall.  The bumps in the concrete.  The flecks in the paint.  You used to believe that your money or your family or your physique or your gift of gab or your college degrees or your fashion consciousness or your sex appeal would always get you out of trouble.  They would always move mountains.  Now you’re finding out that there are some things in this world that never move, no matter how much you want them to.  If you’re like most convicts, this is your first taste of Reality.

Sagittarius IC

“I’m hungry for knowledge. The whole thing is to learn every day, to get brighter and brighter. That’s what this world is about.”
- Jay-Z (Sagittarius IC/Gemini MC)

Growing up as a Sagittarius IC meant doing right by your family. As children, Sagittarius IC are quite responsible in the sense that they obeyed their parents and wanted to make them proud… or had to make them proud. Their parents may have either been lenient and let the Sagittarius IC have their freedom (while still imposing good morals onto them) or may have been overbearing with the lectures and beliefs, making them strict parents.

You, Sagittarius IC, could have even felt left out or “distant” from your family members. You could have also wanted to distance yourself.

Sagittarius IC may have either hopped from school to school or may have moved homes a lot in their life. The Sagittarius IC, in most cases, excelled academically and made sure of it. One of their parents could have been huge on education. Sagittarius IC’s generally radiated a lot of happiness and optimism in their childhood, but may have either been introverted or embraced their extroverted nature by having many friends.

You were understanding of your family roots, maybe even grateful for the friends you had, but internally you craved starting a new life somewhere else.

The thing with Sagittarius IC is that they want to travel, but could also be scared of the idea of travel. Nonetheless, they could feel that they are better off somewhere away from their family, but still keeping in contact with them. The Sagittarius IC, having obtained much knowledge during their youth, would love to share this knowledge with everyone the older they get.

And that’s exactly what you do. Having experienced much in life, maybe even picking up a few tricks along the way, makes you an old soul. You are wise beyond your years whether you’re aware of it or not and you are blessed with the gift of gab which you have yet to fully unleash. Share your knowledge with others because your mind is your strongest asset and your words are your greatest weapon.

And then, Sagittarius IC, is when you shoot up to your Gemini Midheaven.

thelondog: A couple of months ago I had the chance to photograph Dan from Bastille (that happens to be also one of my favourite bands) for a charity event he participated to. He gave his voice to the filming of the reading of the children’s book “An Elephant for Breakfast”, organised by charity Tale2Tail. Their mission is to educate children of the importance of animal conservation and cut the demand for ivory and rhino horn Check them out and a big well done to Dan! #savetheelephants #banivorytrade #charity @bastilledan

thelondog: Not a photo of/with a dog, I know. But dog fact about @bastilledan: asked him if he has dog, he replied that he doesn’t, explaining that he is always on tour so it would be mean to (quite sensible, don’t you reckon…). Right after asking this question I lost the gift of the gab (and probably looked quite stupid) The meaning of the barking dog in Laura Palmer’s videoclip remains a mistery.. #alreadylookedcrazyenough #dog#bastille #ArgosTheDogforthenextsong

Watch the Tale2Tail Taster ft. Dan reading. 

Interviewer: What do you think about the ivory trade?
Dan: … am I allowed to swear?

the new upd8 is wonderful and all but i was thinking

everyone involved in the fights around skaia can fly right

john rose dave jade dirk jane roxy and jake are all godtiers, hell even terezi has her jetpack

except for kanaya

kanaya we know why youre not grinning in anticipation youre about to fight the motherfucking batter witch who is floating 30 feet above you and you cant stay airborne if you tried

Midheaven in Aquarius

Career Fields for the Aquarius Midheaven: Architecture Planning and Design, Education, Nonprofit, and Sciences

Proud of their brains, even prouder of their excellent humanitarian skills is the Aquarius Midheaven. These individuals are usually geniuses with a strong capability of impacting and changing the world. They’re quick witted and question the world for what it is. They’re open minded and progressive and they want to help as many people as they possibly can. Aquarius Midheavens have the gift of forming ground-breaking ideas and putting them into action… and hopefully they do just that. They are quick on their feet and any obstacle that comes their way they are able to solve and get over it as quick as possible.

Aquarius Midheavens, just like their fellow Air sign Midheavens, have the gift of gab. They are excellent communicators and they work for the people. They are considerate of others opinions and think of ways to better not just their community, but the world as a whole. Aquarius Midheavens don’t do anything on a small scale, they aim higher than that. But of course, it is wiser to start with their own community. They are rebels and revolutionists and you won’t find an Aquarius Midheaven trying to stick to the status quo. They want to break free and lead the way, followed by an adoring crowd behind them. Now, the Aquarius Midheaven doesn’t have to impact every single person in the world, but they do aim to change or improve their own professional environment. Fame somehow follows them wherever they go and if not, they have a high chance of becoming famous/well known. This is Aquarius Midheaven, after all, and nothing they do will be considered “average”.

Pallas Athene in the Signs

In the signs, Pallas Athene describes the perceptions in which our mind operates, our creative intellect, and how our creativity manifests itself.

Aries: This placement presents a perception of a person who seeks to initiate new actions. They have high creative energy and a clear vision of how to get to where they want to go. People with this placement also have a natural aesthetic to using their body in artistic ways (dancing, athletics, etc.)

Taurus: People with this placement interpret the world through physical-sense. They have a special eye for perceiving beauty and have a strong connection to nature. They have a natural skill of replicating beauty they have perceived through channels of music, art, and building.

Gemini: This placement suggests an individual who perceives through language, both written and spoken. They see their world through world, and have the gift of gab. Creatively, this placement excels in storytelling, songwriting, poetry, and presenting speeches.

Cancer: People with this placement interpret their world through emotions. They feel their way through the world, basing many of their decisions off their strong intuition. Pallas Athene in Cancer has a gift of bringing an aura of comfort and warmth to wherever they choose. They also excel in home arts such as cooking, being a host/hostess, and unconditional empathy.

Leo: In this placement, creative energy is especially strong. Perception is based on how one can bring their own unique vision to the world. They also have a natural charisma that allows them to easily entice audiences. Artistically, this placement creates through drama, acting, romance, and performance in general.

Virgo: People with this placement have a highly analytical perception. They are able to see through any facades and immediately understand the core. Pallas Athene in Virgo may express their creativity through earthy arts such as, pottery, sewing, and woodworking. They also have an impeccable eye for detail, which benefits them in all of their pursuits.

Libra: In this placement, one’s perception tends to be whatever will bring balance and reconcile opposites. With a natural skill of mediation, one with this placement has the ability to become a successful diplomat. Aesthetically, Libra has a strong eye for creativity and beauty, especially excelling in arts that bring beauty and balance to the environment such as graphic design, interior design, and fashion.

Scorpio: Pallas Athene in Scorpio perceives the world with penetrating vision. They see underneath surface level and seek to understand the intimate details of things. Creatively, Scorpio expresses in symbolic art, psychological studies, uncovering wisdom, and metaphysical practices.

Sagittarius: People with this placement see the world with a broad, over-arching perception. They see the big picture and strive to align the physical world with the potential it holds. In the arts, Sagittarius expresses well through studying religions, creating inspiring art, and promoting cultural diversity.

Capricorn: Capricorn’s see the world through a structured perception. They have the gift of being able to manifest creative ideas into physical objects. They especially excel in architecture, sculptures, drafting, and other precise arts.

Aquarius: This placement sees the world from a futuristic perspective. They see the possibilities of the future and work to bring them to life. These artists are new-age and tend to be at the fore-front of highly influential ideas. They express through invention, new-wave music, radical art, videos, and science fiction.

Pisces: In this placement, people view themselves as part of a universal whole. They are gifted with incredible intuition and can bring psychological healing to many. Artistically, they are drawn to photography, film, ethereal music, and really any art that evokes a strong emotional response.

Also more on this and this theorization prompt/headcanon thing:

Assuming that Alternia does only have one language, and the trolls learned English in a way that’s separate from just “game magic” (gift of gab or otherwise) I could see them being pretty proud of knowing another language.

And like, Rose and Dave both have gift of gab so neither of them have a problem understanding spoken Alternian or conversing with the trolls, but neither of them can read Alternian, and the trolls obviously can read/write english or they wouldn’t be able to converse with them over pesterchum/trollian, theoretically, right?

So Rose develops an interest in learning to read/write in Alternian, obviously, because she wants to read all of Karkat’s smut she’s interested in learning the language. Dave, at first at least, has no interest in learning Alternian formally and Rose is slowly learning the nuances of the language from Kanaya but it takes a lot less time than, say, your average schoolfeed does.

And Karkat’s like, well shit. Obviously it’s hard for humans to learn a second language because they’re so fucking slow at it. And he’s musing, in earshot of Rose and Dave, whether or not humans are actually capable of learning more than their native language.

Rose and Dave are like. Side-eyeing each other. Like we’re both bilingual.

And Kanaya and Karkat are like: ??? You’ve never been to another planet, HUMANITY has never been to another planet. WTF do you mean you’re bilingual.

So Rose starts explaining the evolution of language on Earth and how there are multiple languages both dead and alive on Earth. And Dave starts rapping in Spanish.

So Dave and Rose start making it a game to randomly whip out their respective second languages, Dave speaking Spanish and Rose speaking French, and the trolls are like ???????

And then when they meet up with the post-scratch kids and Dirk catches wind of this, Dirk starts whipping out Latin and Greek and the trolls are only more confused like fuck this man fuck these humans.

Remember when Aaron and Robert first met, and the fact that all they felt for each other at that stage was mutual contempt and strong dislike? Aaron thought Robert was “a little weasel”, and Robert thought Aaron was nothing more than a “thief” like Ross Barton. And you know the moment that all changed? The moment this connection between them truly began?

It’s that moment outside in the yard during the raid at Home Farm. Specifically, the moment that Ross walks away to get on with the job but Aaron doesn’t follow. And Robert looks at Aaron. He watches him, like we’re now so used to. And he’s perplexed. He’s the smooth-talker, the businessman and charmer with the gift of the gab, the master manipulator with the emotional intelligence and intuition to read anyone and use the knowledge he gleans to his advantage. But he can’t read Aaron. That’s the moment everything changes. The moment Aaron and Robert cease to be strangers. The moment Robert can’t figure Aaron out, and he hates it. The moment he realises there is so much more to this man, and he has to know it.

So Robert watches him, with that puzzled frown, his calculating mind whirring. He’s unsettled by the fact that Aaron’s stumped him. So he relies on his comfort blanket of his glib remarks and sarcastic insults to restore the balance. Except it doesn’t. Because likewise, Aaron can’t read Robert just yet. But more than that, from the very first moment in the garage, Aaron has been pushing Robert. Challenging him in ways no one else ever even tried. So he comes back at Robert, questioning him. Something so few people do. Robert isn’t used to being questioned. He’s used to people being submissive or intimidated by his attitude. So he responds with another quip, the way he would to anyone. And Aaron turns away in exasperation, dumbfounded by this man. He takes it as confirmation his character assessment of the “little weasel” was right.

But then it changes

Because in that brief second, Robert processes Aaron’s response to him. He suddenly decides to lower the mask he always hides behind, and be real. Why? Because Aaron surprises him. Because Aaron treats Robert differently to how everyone else does. Because Aaron shows Robert a different way to be. Because that’s what it comes down to. The fact that, in this moment, Robert sees something in Aaron. He sees something good, and light. He sees “the sort of person you want to be… And to be with.” And that’s why, despite Aaron dismissing him, Robert suddenly cares what Aaron - the common “thief” like Ross - thinks of him. That’s why he can’t have him “judging him”. Because Aaron’s opinion matters.

And that’s why Robert is suddenly honest. He opens up. He lets someone in. Because he sees something in Aaron. He sees it, and he wants it for himself, too. So he tells Aaron the truth about how Lawrence makes him feel. But little did Aaron know that it runs deeper even than this. As much as his issues with Lawrence surface, Robert is also projecting his feelings about his own father and upbringing onto Lawrence when he says he doesn’t give out respect because “he’s all about making you dance to his tune.” And the whole time he says this, he is looking off to the side, his face the only sign of the rejection and hurt he feels. He is unable to make eye contact with Aaron because the vulnerability of his openness scares him. Because this isn’t what he does. This isn’t Robert.

But now it’s Aaron’s turn to be unnerved. Because now he reads Robert a little better. Now he sees something in Robert. He sees the broken man behind the mask. So he shifts about uncomfortably where he stands, before looking down, respecting Robert’s need to avoid eye contact while he is undefended with no guard. But when Robert finishes, convinced he has made his case clear, that Aaron must understand, and uncomfortable with the way this man’s mere presence has made him delve so deep, only then do they make eye contact again. And it’s intense as they hold it for a while, as though this one exchange has given them the key to unlock the door and see through to the other’s very soul.

And then just as suddenly as it came down, the guard is back up. The comfort blanket’s back. Robert goes back into his safety net and makes a quip at Aaron’s expense. And Aaron… Aaron gets it. He accepts and respects it. And he responds in kind. He responds in exactly the way Robert needs in that moment.

But still they hold that eye contact. Still they are aware of this moment they’ve just shared, even if not the effects it would come to have on each of their lives. Still they feel and acknowledge that connection.

Because this is the moment that inexplicable, unbreakable, unconditional bond is formed.

This is the moment they cease to be Aaron and Robert, and instead become Aaron and Robert.

This is the moment Robron is born.

thelondog: Not a photo of/with a dog I know. But dog fact about @bastilledan: asked him if he has a dog, he replied that he doesn’t, explaining that he is always on tour so it would be mean to (quite sensible, don’t you reckon…). Right after asking this question I lost the gift of the gab (and probably looked quite stupid). The meaning of the barking dog in Laura Palmer’s videoclip remains a mistery… 

Midheaven in Gemini

Career Fields for the Gemini Midheaven: Business, Communications, Education and Nonprofit

Knowledge is power with the Gemini Midheaven. They are usually smart, versatile individuals that have no problem sharing their wealth of knowledge with others. Gemini Midheavens are anything but boring and are super quick witted. They are also quick on their feet and so they do need jobs that require them to constantly be on their toes. They are fast paced and excellent multi-taskers, in which you can expect them to be juggling more than one career at a time because of this gift of adaptability they have. Gemini Midheavens also have the gift of gab and this could help them greatly because of their wide range of social networking. A Gemini Midheaven is never alone, they have a bunch of people supporting them along the way.

Gemini Midheavens are also creative and they can use this creativity to help solve many problems and bring new ideas to the table. They should learn how to properly verbalize the thoughts and ideas that race in their head though! This “child-like” curiosity and animation that Gemini Midheavens possess could be troublesome in the workplace because they are super restless and may not be able to focus on the task at hand. However, Gemini Midheavens are capable of balancing more than one task at a time and this leaves their boss or co-workers in awe. They seem almost superhuman. The lovely thing about Gemini Midheavens is their childlike wonder that so many people discredit as “immature”. The Gemini Midheaven is a trickster and loves playing jokes on people. They are the ones who keep everyone calm in a crisis and make light out of it. There is nothing plain or ordinary about this Midheaven sign.