Benevolence

Benevolence

Mark | Smut | Completed

Requested by this anon

Warnings: Age Gap, Oppa!Kink, Virgin!Reader, Childhood Friends, and Fingering/Hands!Kink

A/N: I don’t want to offend anyone with the use of “Oppa” in this one-shot. Personally, I just feel Mark would have one. I hope you can enjoy.


I couldn’t believe it. I just couldn’t believe it.

He wasn’t supposed to be back for another month, yet here he was, outside my door, waiting to enter.

“Mark?” I asked, rather gruffly, still gawking over the fact that he was actually here.

“Hello,” he smiled, showing off his pearly, white teeth.

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the unseelie court aesthetic

consists of the darkly-inclined fairies. unlike the Seelie Court, no offense is necessary to bring down their assaults. as a group (or “host”), they appear at night and assault travelers, often carrying them through the air, beating them, and forcing them to commit such acts as shooting at cattle. like the beings of the Seelie Court who are not always benevolent, neither are the fairies of the Unseelie Court always malevolent. most Unseelies can become fond of a particular human if they are viewed as respectful, and would choose to make them something of a pet.

Pros and Cons to the 2009 film G-Force

Pros: A fly and cockroaches being portrayed as benevolent and useful. Important/reoccuring characters include a starnose mole played by Nicholas Cage and an angry hamster played by Steve Buscemi.

Cons: The Guinea Pigs. The rest of the film

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  1. An Embroidered Torah Mantle, Austria, 1889
  2. Emperor of Austria from 1848 – 1916, Franz Josef I of Hapsburg won the popularity of Jews in his empire and abroad. The start of his reign marks the Jewish renaissance in Vienna, partially due to their participation in the 1848 civil war. The emperor appreciated the loyalty of the Jewish sector and in 1867 signed a decree granting them full citizenship rights. Under his leadership, Jews prospered and became predominant in all spheres of life, contributing to Vienna’s cultural and scientific achievements. Synagogues were well attended for services held on his birthday. Franz Josef visited Jerusalem in 1869 where he met with Jewish representatives and contributed to the completion of the Nisan Bak Synagogue. Upon his death, the Austrian Zionists described him as “the donor of civil rights and equality before the law, and their ever benevolent protector”. (see: Encyclopeadia Judaica vol 4:59)
  3. An embroidered velvet Torah mantle, Eastern Europe or United States, early 20th century (The Jewish Museum, New York)

BENEVOLENCE

[noun]

1. desire to do good to others; goodwill; charitableness. 

2. an act of kindness; a charitable gift. 

3. English History:a forced contribution to the sovereign.

Etymology: from Middle English < Latin benevolentia, from benevolēns, “kindhearted”, from bene-, “well, good” + vol-, “wish, will”.

[Emily Balivet - Guanyin Goddess of Compassion]

AGATHODAIMON

[noun]

1. one’s good genius; the good part of one’s conscience.

2. a benevolent spirit as opposed to a cacodemon.

3. a good spirit/demon that was worshipped by the ancient Egyptians. He had the shape of a serpent with a human head. The flying serpents or dragons venerated by ancient peoples were also called Agathodemons, or good genies (an evil demon).

[Francisco Méndez]

“My word immoralist essentially entails two negations. First, I am negating a type of person who has been considered highest so far: the good, the benevolent, or the charitable. Second, I am negating a type of morality that has attained dominance and validity in the form of morality as such: decadence morality, or to put it plainly, Christian morality.”

—F. Nietzsche, Ecce Homo, “Why I Am a Destiny” §4 (excerpt).

Morality formula

In 1725 Scottish Enlightenment thinker, Francis Hutcheson attempted to quantify the elusive concept of morality.

Using the letters

B= benevolence

A= ablility

S= self love

I= interest

He quantified each and created a sting of equations to document their proper relations:

M= (B+A)*A= BA+SA; and therefore BA= M-SA= M-I, and B=(M-I)/A

The virtues of the golden goddesses, and by extension their relic Triforce they left behind, are direct analogues to the three primary virtues of Shintoism: benevolence (power used for the good of others), wisdom, and valor. (…) The Imperial Regalia of Japan also follow this same scheme: the sword Kusanagi represents the virtue of valor, the mirror Yata no Kagami represents wisdom, and the jewel Yasakani-no-Magatama represents benevolence…

(…) These artifacts are very important to the shared mythology of The Legend of Zelda, because although each game is a self-contained story, there are many repeating elements and objects. In particular, swords, mirrors, and jewels appear in nearly every game.

So the symbol of Spirit, guys– of the Spirit Temple that the Gerudo keep. It’s not a yin-yang. It’s two magatama– two of them because they represent the two halves of the spirit: the warlike half, and the peaceful half.

The most important Magatama, of course, is the Yasakani no Magatama– the symbol of the virtue of ‘benevolence’ which is 'power’ in The Legend of Zelda.

Yeah. The Gerudo race bears the symbol of one of the Shinto proofs of divine right to rule as its holy icon. Ganondorf wasn’t just the random dark-skinned guy who took Power. The design of his entire race invoked an allegory to the Shinto virtues, quite blatantly.

Hell. The guy has a freaking enormous magic jewel on his damn forehead.

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Wisdom, Courage, Benevolence - from an essay by silverbellsabove

magatama (left) gerudo spirit medallion (right)