shout-out to the benevolent muscle men from mob psycho 100
when mob joined the body-building club, it felt like his presence there was gonna be a punchline, but the benevolent muscle men took him in with open (burly) arms. they’ve never made fun of him nor bullied him nor teased him for being so physically weak… they’ve always treated him as an equal and looked out for him and protected him and cheer him on as he grows… they don’t even pick on the nerds in their equipment classroom. thank you, benevolent muscle men. thank you for your kindness, patience, and sportsmanship.
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Listen Harry could charge an outrageous price for his tickets knowing people would pay it and he could keep all the profits and buy more candles and rings for himself but he’s out here doing these amazing small shows for the fans, charging next to nothing for them so most everyone could afford it, and donating that money to local nonprofits. I love my generous and benevolent moon prince.
A bandit gang preys on wounded and weary adventurers
as they straggle down the road from the dungeon
to the city.
A black cloak was stolen from the Burnt Bridge tavern
last night; sewn into the hem is a treasure map.
A gigantic egg appeared in the town square last night.
No one knows what might hatch out of it, but it’s
going to happen soon.
A deity walks the city streets disguised as a humble
A hot-tempered knight has promised all his lands to
his brother if he is bested at the upcoming jousting
A leading churchman has announced a heretical
doctrine; his fellow priests have demanded that he
recant, on pain of excommunication.
A wrestler named Drón Goldentress will perform
three great quests for anyone who can beat her in
Agitation grows in a neighboring land for a renewed
war against the kingdom.
An eerie dog with glowing eyes stalks the city at
night. The magnificent sorcerer Furioso was bitten by
it, and now he can barely remember his own name.
Ditchdiggers unearthed an ornate tin casket the other
day. They can’t figure out how to open it, but won’t
let anyone else try, either.
Drinking a poison surely meant for someone else,
the meek baker Oswald dropped dead in a tavern
During the day, the headsman’s daughter appears
rather homely, but under the moonlight, she is the
fairest young maiden in the realm.
Every hundred years or so, a black, venomous rain
falls on the city, killing hundreds of people. A recurrence
is months overdue.
The Superordinate Six, a band of famed adventurers,
have failed to return from an expedition to the Rat
Goblins tunneled a good distance under the city walls
last year, but the authorities covered it up.
Grave robbers have been digging up the bones of
slain adventurers. They must be working for a lich
or evil wizard.
Luriez the horse trader is auctioning off Bravo, a
clever and magnificent steed. His former owner,
a luckless mercenary, lost him in a dice game.
Magic items sold by Antesos Three-Beard have a
peculiar way of finding their way back to his shop
after the purchasers die.
Many of a famous knight’s heroic feats were in fact
performed by his squire, a young girl dressed as
Mercenaries have taken sanctuary in the temple; the
high priests want them out but are forbidden by the
tenets of their faith to expel them.
Pound for pound, the most valuable treasure in town
is not silver or gold, but the cache of saffron hidden
in the spice merchant’s shop.
Priestess Ciana has great healing powers, but those
she raises from the dead sometimes take on her
Pulsing green lights are frequently observed near the
abandoned mines south of the city.
Recent rains flooded the catacombs beneath the city;
strange things are floating to the surface.
Someone is stealing all of the town’s church bells.
Somewhere in the city, the priceless Altar of Kych is
hidden in plain sight.
The armorer Casabon just received a shipment of
Zhenish steel, which will make fine blades for those
who can afford them.
The astronomer Harun the Subtle reports sighting a
circle of new red stars in the sky. The Royal Astrological
Society has offered a reward to anyone who can
conclusively explain the meaning of this omen.
The beloved singer Dulari has fallen prey to a terrible
illness, one the healers can’t cure.
The bullying city watchman Moyalva has been extorting money from the weak and helpless.
The courtier Vivando has fallen out of favor with
the king, who suspects him of having eyes for the
The exiled prince of Cadis unwisely dismissed a
churlish servant who knows too much about his
The feathers that rained down on Beggar’s Alley last
night came from the wings of battling archons.
The floorboards beneath the Trembling Pig Inn are
hollow and full of stolen gold.
Pirates have disrupted grain shipments meant for the
kingdom; starvation looms if traders cannot resupply in time.
The high sheriff becomes violently enraged if anyone
accuses him of having orc blood.
The king is a usurper who has the real heir to the
throne chained up in his basement.
The king plans to build new watchtowers around the
city. Laborers, once desperate for work, will soon be
hard to hire.
The king’s chief minister plans to step down, making
way for his clever but abrasive protégé.
The philosopher Frabreck has released another
pamphlet arguing for the conquest of the orc lands,
so that its peoples can be liberated from evil and
placed under the king’s benevolent rule.
The rancher Septimus is raising a flock of strange
reptilian beasts on his farm.
The retainers of an unpopular knight quelled an
uprising on his lands by fi ring crossbows into an
The rich merchant Zaguant has learned that pirates
have sold his son into slavery.
The son and daughter of two rival merchant families
eloped a few weeks ago. Both fathers offer a reward
for the son: his father aims to protect him, but the
girl’s wants him dead.
Whenever a member of the murderous Lampedusa
clan is slain, the weapon used to deal the death blow
is permanently imbued with powerful magic.
The young adventurer Brialda carries a shield bearing
the crest of the Acatero family, even though, as an
illegitimate daughter of that clan, she is not entitled
An ancient throne lies buried in a field nearby.
Anyone who sits on the throne for an entire night
will rise from it a wise man or a lunatic.
They say that if you listen long enough to the water
lapping against the shore near the statue of King
Brand, you will hear the name of an innocent person
you are fated to kill.
They’re slaughtering more than just cows and sheep
at the old abattoir down by the piers.
Whenever ravens gather on the clock tower, a mighty
If anyone ever tries to tell you that slavery never existed in Canada, they’re lying to your face and are perpetuating myths of Canadian benevolence and US-Canada contrasts. They’re ignoring over 200 years of enslavement, and the recorded 2,683 Indigenous slaves, mainly from the Pawnee Nation, and the recorded 1,443 Black slaves that occupied New France ALONE before the Conquest by the British. By the way, the entire population of New France back then was apx. 60,000, and the enslaved population made up 4,200 of those.
(So if French Canadians tell you that slavery appeared with the British Conquest, in actuality the British took steps to make it easier for people to own slaves through Article XLVII of the Articles of Capitulation, that many French settlers at that time took advantage of.)
Slaves were held by fur trading post officers, colonial officials, members of the military, Jesuits, Roman Catholic Churches, Baptist Churches, 50% of the later Quebec Parliament, and the common people who often went into debt to have the status symbol of owning a slave.
In 1781, the island of St. John (now P.E.I) passed a law that legalized slavery and paid a 40 shilling bonus for every Black slave brought into the province. In 1790, the Imperial Statute allowed British Loyalists from the states to bring in slaves to the whole country without tax. The same went for the cutlery, furniture, and farm tools they brought with them.
People will try to tell you that Indigenous people owned slaves as well. They kept prisoners of war and exchanged people to pay off debts and replace war-dead, but they were never dehumanized like slaves under European slavery. The two systems are not the same and aren’t even remotely interchangeable.
Slaves weren’t treated like members of the family or like well-loved butlers. They were subject to the same treatment endured by slaves in the 13 colonies. Ownership was justified in similar ways as well: using the Labour Supply argument, where white workers were “too costly” to hire and Black slaves were sometimes said to be “too expensive to import from the French Caribbean.” (They were sold here anyways.) This explains the higher amount of Indigenous slaves.
It also means that Black people have been in Canada for as long as whites; the first recorded slave in Canada showed up in 1629. He was from either Madagascar or Guinea.
People will cite Canada’s lack of a Code Noir as proof of a lack of slavery. Just because we didn’t have a specific document to regulate it doesn’t mean it didn’t exist. It did. There are newspaper advertisements in such papers as the Montreal Gazette for runaway slaves and slaves that were up for sale.
The life expectancy of a slave in Canada was 17 years old. The 1790 Act to Limit Slavery pushed by John Simcoe said that slaves born after 1790 would be freed at age 25. See how that doesn’t work?
But most importantly, people will try to tell you that slaves didn’t resist. They did. They launched legal protests and challenges, but were opposed by Judicial members who owned slaves themselves.
Well-known Canadian figures who owned slaves include but aren’t limited to:
James McGill of McGill University fame, Joseph Brant, Sir John Johnson, and William Jarvis.
Modern historians and scholars have tried to deny this. A historian who tried to tell the true story was Professor Marcel Trudel, who wrote “Canada’s Forgotten Slaves: 200 Years of Bondage” in the 1960’s. He was shunned by the academic community, relocated to Ottawa University from his previous chair, and was personally asked by Quebec politicians to stay quiet about the matter because he revealed that slavery existed in New France before the British - destroying the idea of French Canadian moral superiority in that regard. He died in 2011, and his book which so many tried to discredit but so many never could, was only translated into English in 2013.
Slavery existed in Canada. Don’t let anyone tell you differently.
Type 1: Blue eyes, blonde hair, tall, thick, athletic build, sharp facial features, generous and kind, but when they get angry it’s absolutely terrifying, loves Mexican food, anything with lots of spices
Type 2: Brown hair, hazel to brown eyes, most likely an Aries-Taurus cusp, awkward, anxious, shy, but very impulsive and quick-tempered
***Aries is prone to migraines***
Type 1: Loud, stubborn, hilarious, tv show and video game obsessed, most likely a class clown, short, loves to spoil their friends, has a vice of some sort (drinking, smoking, sex, food, etc)
Type 2: Quiet but very weird and eccentric around close friends, intelligent, musically inclined, bright eyes, sensitive skin, does not usually listen to advice given, determined to achieve, loves anything related to the arts (music, poetry, books, art)
***Taurus is prone to over indulging in food***
Type 1: Bubbly, talkative, huge smile, obsessed with nature and animals, hobbies include hiking, swimming, and constantly traveling, great fashion sense, sparkling eyes, average to tall in height, slim build
Type 2: laid-back style, down to earth, casual to hippie fashion, also obsessed with nature, knowledgeable about plants and trees, calm, open minded, thick hair, average build
***Gemini is prone to asthma, infections, and the flu***
Type 1: dainty, small frame, soft hair, sweet and shy, love for psychology and true crime, temperamental at times, short
Type 2: round features, thick and dark hair, usually average height, gregarious, emotional, movie obsessed, probably owns lots of perfumes and lotions
Type 2: Thin hair, light colored eyes (light blue, light brown, etc), protective, family oriented, spiritual, moral, modest, can be terrifying when angry
***Leo is prone to heart problems and back pain***
Type 1: Thick hair, blue or hazel eyes(where appropriate, if you don’t have this eye color it’s ok this is just a common theme in type 1), practical, serious, does not like attention, prone to OCD or ADHD, critical, anxious and irritable, intelligent, neat, close group of friends, sensitive skin, prone to hives, lupus, etc
Type 2: Hypochondriac, preppy in appearance, refined taste, intellectual, slim build, bookworm, probably obsessed with YouTube and blogging sites
***Virgo is prone to mental health issues and problems with the intestines***
Type 1: Average to thick in weight, usually tall, thick, long hair, bright eyes with a “knowing” stare, straightforward, generous, friendly, passionate about music and writing, mature
Type 2: Calm, charming, tan or dark skin, tall, slender build, very few serious relationships throughout life, deemed a player, love of sports, video games, introvert
***Libra is prone to weight gain and problems with the kidneys or bladder***
Type 1: Impulsive, secretive, unpredictable, always smells like perfume or cologne, tall, straight to wavy hair, philosophical, “extra”, few close friends, great sense of humor, talented
Type 2: Serious stare, average to tall, loves music, a huge movie critic, possessive, close to family, wide shoulders, strong
***Scorpio is prone to digestive issues, problems with reproductive organs, and constipation***
Type 1: Tall, athletic build, popular, loves sports (including dancing and cheerleading), charismatic, smart, adventurous, hilarious, noncommittal, probably a “player”, but usually settles down later in life, overindulgence, can be an asshole tbh
Type 2: Short, average to thick build, love of music, art, animals, and traveling, optimistic, bubbly, philosophical, strong legs, jovial, expressive, short fuse, probably owns lots of pets or wants to
***Sagittarius is prone to liver and thigh issues, including high blood pressure, sciatica and torn ligaments (to name a few)***
Type 1: Slender, bony, deep-set serious eyes, usually long hair, down to earth, home-body, family oriented, either loves or hates reading (no in between), intelligent, doesn’t normally express their feelings
Type 2: Average-thick build, tends to be bossy, mature, stern, ordinary, long term goals, possibly will become a doctor, teacher, or scientist, hardworking, generous, actually really funny
***Capricorn is prone to skin conditions, arthritis, and weight issues***
Type 1: dark and thick hair, slender, unique, possibly deemed “weird” to others,unusual style, interested in the field of music, acting, etc., personality stands out
Type 2: Serious, mature, casual style, eccentric, odd interests, blue eyes, short in height, sparkling with life
***Aquarius tends to be prone to epilepsy, neurologic disorders, bad falls possibly injuring feet or ankles, and brain tumors***
Type 1: Short-average height, hypnotic usually very big and bold eyes, quiet but not shy, loves music, philosophical, passionate, hardworking, considers their friends as their family, poetic, stern voice
Type 2: Plump, average height, benevolent, mysterious, golden heart with a bad temper, almost impossible to “read”
***Pisces is prone to colds, bronchitis, sensitivity to temperatures, and issues related to the feet***
***IF YOU RELATE TO BOTH, YOU PROBABLY HAVE MORE OF THE SIGN IN YOUR NATAL CHART (google it)***
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I’m truly baffled by people who react so negatively to news of others trying to make things easier or better. Especially when their reasoning is that THEY did it the hard way, the real way, they worked three jobs and never got any help and suffered (oh god did they suffer)
I mean, god, you’d think someone who walked fifteen miles to school uphill both ways in the snow would be the first to advocate for a bus route
Be ever ready to serve with pure love, kindness and courtesy. Never grumble half doubt during service. Serve selflessly without any selfish motive or gain. Watch for opportunities to serve or create opportunities. Create a field for good service. Create work.
Live a life of utter devotion to service. Let us strive to live as a blessing to others. If you want to achieve this, you will have to refine your mind.
One can refine their minds by polishing your character. You will have to mould or build your character. This we can achieve by developing sympathy, affection, benevolence, tolerance and humility towards one another.
Do not fight with others if their viewpoint differs from you. There are many modes of thinking. There are honest differences of opinion. Everyone is entitled to having their own viewpoint. Adjust yourself to their views. Hear their views also with love, sympathy and attention and give them a place. Stand against evil though. God wants us to fight against evil not stand beside it.
Envelop yourself in Yoga or Isvararpana. Let us live by the motto- ‘One thing at a time and that done well is a very good rule as many can tell.’
ok so with Hiveswap out ive been thinking about Homestuck a lot lot more. I refuse to let myself fall into the state of obsession I was once in but I had a thought and I couldn’t not share it. I was thinking about the role Zodiac signs play in Homestuck and that lead me to think about the Tarot. Where I had a realization, the 22 sburb players and the 22 major arcana have waaaaaaay too many similarities. Here’s my thought process:
John: “The Fool” not only is it the first Arcana but also John tends to know nothing as we mainly learn the rules of the universe through him. Also his character is mega centralized around comedy and practical humor, Sassacre’s text being the prime example.
Rose: “The Moon” this is due to her mysticism with dark yet benevolent forces such as the Horrorterrors as well as Grimdarkness
Dave: “The Hanged Man” the part of Dave’s classpect that makes him so powerful is his use of the Doomed Dave’s (prime example being Davesprite) existence. They can lead him in the right direction and assist him as well as harm him but they are always sentenced to death regardless.
Jade: “The World” her classpect manipulates the physical and spacial properties of the the universe, as well as her actions in minimizing the worlds of the inciphisphere and leading them to the new session.
Aradia: “Death” The role the concept of death plays in her character as well as her constant infatuation with the concept of funerals and corpses speaks enough.
Tavros: “The Chariot” so obviously Tavros uses a lance and a wheeled machine but beyond that, Tavros’ entire character development, as well as his role as a Page is based around moving forward and looking straight ahead.
Sollux: “The Lovers” a little less obvious but hear me out. Sollux’s whole character is centered around duality, and every major point of conflict for Sollux is based around failed romance, his matespritship with Aradia that lead to her death, as well as his budding moirallegience with Feferi that lead to her death, and his (½) death.
Karkat: “The Emperor” Karkat makes a very clear point in being the leader of the situation, his rancorous nature, as well as his strife specibus being sicklekind also speak to this.
Nepeta: “The Hermit” Nepeta often keeps herself isolated due to Equius’ wishes, she even lives in a cave.
Kanaya: “The Sun” this is due to her relationship with the green sun as a rainbow drinker as well as her being the only troll to ever enjoy sunlight.
Terezi: “Justice” I find this one is fairly obvious from her introduction scene with the scalemate trial as well as her confrontation with Vriska.
Vriska: “The Wheel of Fortune” her powers and her weapon both rely on her good fortune. Her strife specibus revolves around the idea of rolling a dice, or alternatively, spinning a wheel
Equius: “Strength” Not only is there the obvious implication in his muscles, but Equius always has infatuation with the strength of others, as to why he despises many lowbloods and refuses to lay a hand on highbloods.
Eridan: “The Magician” From the first moment we see Eridan he constantly refers to his hobby with magic, his strife specibus for a period of time is wandkind, and even though he states he doesn’t believe in magic, he also is known to state many other things about himself that are clearly denial. The part he plays as an angel slayer also brings black magic to mind.
Feferi: “The High Priestess” Originally I believed Feferi was the Empress but with more thought I find that role goes better toward another player. Feferi, although royal, never rules, instead she heals all, not just the royally blooded.
Jane: “The Empress” Her assosciation with the “batterwitch” and The Condensce, the real Empress of Alternia, is enough to speak to Jane being represented by the Empress Arcana.
Roxy: “Temperance” Her entire arc around recovering from alcoholism.
Dirk: “The Tower” His early character revolves around being hard to approach and distant from the rest of the group.
Jake: “The Hierophant” His intrigue with ancient ruins and treasure. His whole reputation as an adventurer really.
Calliope: “The Star” Kind and bright she supports the Alpha kids from afar and spreads positivity.
Caliborn: “Judgement” Lord English plays the role of a god-like figure, administering what ever it wants to do and believes it should.
Thoughts? It seems too damn convenient for it to just be a coincidence.
EDIT: oops, forgot, Gamzee is the Devil Arcana for obvious reasons
This tale of our shared past is entrusted to the King of Kings.
The Six have safeguarded this star since time immemorial - each of a different mind, but united by this common purpose.
The gods’ protection extends to all creatures here below - even to the mortals created in their image. They are feeble creatures leading fragile lives and clinging to foolish fancies. The Frostbearer scorns these visions of ‘hope’ which melt like snow in the sun’s light.
Yet the Pyreburner admires their strength of will. For their reverence, he grants unto them his flame, and the world of man flourishes. His benevolence warms the frozen heart of the Frostbearer. The mortals have earned her respect; he, her love and admiration.
It is not long, however, before some among those men ascend to new heights of hubris. The people of Solheim spurn the gods who blessed them - the gods they once worshipped. The ungrateful mortals incur the wrath of the Pyreburner. He seeks to raze the very civilization his flames once helped build.
But the Six are sworn to defend this star and all of her inhabitants from harm - and, at times, from one another. The flames of war surge as Solheim fends off the Pyreburner’s fire. The gods’ pleas for peace fall on deaf ears and the battle rages on.
When the smoke clears, the world of man is in ruins, their star left scarred for time eternal. Wearied from war, the Six seek solace in slumber.