Service To Others

everythingincorporated  asked:

headcanons for modern AU guardians? Like, do they look differently? Work differently? Do they make up a deeply corrupt police force?

this is an interesting question and i’ve put in more thought into this than i’d like to admit mainly bc a friend and i have a modern post-apocalyptic au that i wont get into on this ask lol

i’ll try my best not to incorporate as much of that au when answering

- i feel like the skywalkers and sentries would resemble something like half life’s city scanner: lightly armored so easy to kill, but that results in copious amounts of them. initially used for just surveillance, but after hacked, they began attacking

- also from half life, i feel the stalkers would be similar to Dog. initially used as royal family protectants, but their AI also allowed for them to pick up intelligence on civil services and other things. intelligence is also shared among each dog. post-hack, the dogs learned how to search more effectively and chase for longer periods of time

- there would be two types of turrets: floor and ceiling mounted, both automated. the stronger the turret, eg turret I, II, III, the higher the hp, damage, and shooting speed

- lol the scouts are like portal turrets that don’t speak. the higher level the turret, eg I, II, III, the higher hp, damage, and increased movement! training turrets are stationary, but level VI turrets can run and turn their, uh, heads? aiming is more precise.

- ALL THESE FINE PIECES OF MACHINERY are connected through a central terminal located in what would be the modern castle (office?) infected by the malware that is ganon.exe

-mod makar

Crystals/stones that would be helpful for each sign...

Aries: Fire Agate: stimulates the sacral chakra, favorable for sexual endeavors. enhances vitality throughout the body. encourages one to think before they act; deepens capability for rational reasoning and resolution. can help eliminate destructive behaviors, and helps to realize the harm one has committed. helps mellow you out, putting out the raging fire inside an Aries that can build up. 

Taurus: Bloodstone: this stone helps avoid dangerous situations and promotes courage. it enables the user to use strategic plans to make their way through life - Taurus is known for being very practical and strategic-minded, perfect for this sign. being an extremely down to earth sign, Taurus as well as the earth element in general is very present at all times; they are not very spacey individuals. this stone assists in acting in the present moment, keeping this sign even more grounded. it also helps ground the heart energy, reducing frustration, anger and impulsive behavior stemming from one’s own emotions. it reduces feelings of impatience. this stone is also perfect for the fixed sign Taurus - a sign known for being highly resistant to change - because it assists in helping one adjust to unaccustomed situations, scenarios or circumstances. this will help Taurus find comfort - which they need - in any situation they come across.  

Gemini: Blue Kyanite: this stone stimulates the throat chakra; promoting self expression through verbal communication, something Gemini excels at and values highly. they are the sign of communication, after all. this stone encourages one to speak the truth, and powers through any blockages made against the throat chakra. it’s excellent for public speaking. it can fight through confusions, delusions, illusions, frustration and stress. increases capacity for learning and logical thinking. weaves the higher mind into casual conversation. this stone heals the voice and throat. 

Cancer: Lepidolite: cancer is a highly emotional and sensitive sign ruled by the moon. they need stability and security/safety in their lives, and lepidolite can provide this for them by emitting feelings of high serenity and diminishes any hostility present in the user or around them. cancers can become too defensive when they feel personally attacked, they can put up metaphorical walls around themselves too. lepidolite can diminish the need for this kind of behavior. cancers notoriously hold grudges and have a hard time letting go of the past as well; this stone aids cancers in the direction of using past experiences as lessons to be learned and grow from. this stone helps emotional healing and brings back balance into one’s emotional state and life. lepidolite also brings guidance from a higher power, and can help create a oneness with spiritual matters.  

Leo: Orange Calcite: this stone stimulates the sacral and root chakras. it brings joy into one’s life, something Leo needs, they are ruled by the Sun in astrology after all - they must shine and let themselves be noticed for their positive contributions to others. this stone boosts one’s vitality and will power, and encourages energy to those that feel lethargic or dull. this stone can improve one’s natural instincts and prevent emotional impulsiveness - something fire signs may suffer from. this stone can overcome depression, removes fear, and maximizes one’s own potential, stimulating growth and stardom - something Leos dream of. 

Virgo: Moss Agate: brings abundance and wealth. helps intellectual people or people living more in the mental realm have easier access to their intuitive insight and sensitivity, perfect for Virgo - a sign ruled by the most mental planet, Mercury. this stone improves self-esteem and releases fear, worry, and anxiety - all things Virgo deals with most often. inspires new ideas, projects and promotes self expression through verbal communication. can help get one out of a depressive state. Moss Agate assists midwives in their work; those of service to others - like Virgo most commonly finds themselves to be. 

Libra: Ametrine: libras tend to suffer the most out of any other sign in the zodiac from indecisiveness, the fear of making the wrong decision, the fear of looking too selfish or not making the choice that will benefit another. Ametrine is here to get rid of those blockages in the mind and encourages the user to make the divine decision with a clear mind on the right track. this crystal clears stress and confusion. it aids in harmonizing one’s thought process and actions. it aids in creativity as well - a sign ruled by Venus might benefit from. libra is the sign of relations and partnerships/relationships, and ametrine actually enhances compatibility with others as well as acceptance. this stone can help libras take control over themselves and their own life. ametrine is a combination of amethyst and citrine - two very powerful crystals. 

Scorpio: Labradorite: stone of power, transformation, can enhance will-power for the user. mends and weaves intuitive & intellectual thinking into one; ruling over the throat chakra, aids in empowering others and the self. uplifting and can help lead one out of the darkness in life; fights one’s fears and blockages preventing one from living joyously. prevents one’s own energy from leaking out, helping Scorpio keep their cool and private self in tact when they need it to be. can help ground spiritual energy and raises consciousness. 

Sagittarius: Celestite: sagittarius is known as the teacher, voyager, the explorer. celestite is commonly known as the “teacher for the New Age”. this crystal sets one on a voyage for self-discovery, enlightenment, and attracts good fortune; like the sign sagittarius itself and its ruler, Jupiter, the “luckiest planet/sign in the zodiac world”. sagittarius’ might experience difficulty in relationships because of their permanent wanderlust, this crystal can soothe relationship dysfunction by miraculously sending the user down all the answers they need, by also stimulating spiritual and guide contact. this crystal brings inner peace and calms restlessness of the soul while also urging openness to new experiences. celestite cools firey emotions too, and sagittarius is a fire sign after all. this crystal sharpens the mind, improves the intellect and aids in analysis of complex ideas. promotes mental balance between intuition, intellect and instinct - fire signs summed up. 

Capricorn: Anhydrite: this crystal helps bring structure, support and strength physically. capricorn and the earth signs rule the physical realm and all things that are tangible; this crystal aids in feeling protected and guided to their highest purpose. this crystal can also help fearful capricorns - capricorns tend to suffer more in silence - that are afraid of death, the afterlife, etc. it can help people that have trouble coming to terms with troubling things, help relieve and promote calmness in one’s life involving grudges, lies, daily life troubles, etc. it helps bring acceptance in one’s life and for what tomorrow may bring - and we all know capricorn is always concerned about how their actions today impact tomorrow and their future overall. 

Aquarius: Fluorite: aquarius is a very futuristic sign, one that is known for being very ahead of its time - associated with technology as well. fluorite is effective against electromagnetic stress, and blocks geopathic stress. the stone is associated with progressiveness, just like aquarius is. however, aquarius is a fixed sign - sometimes too stubborn in what they think or believe, luckily fluorite is an aid that can dissolve fixed behavioral patterns, it brings suppressed feelings to surface - being an air sign, aquarius can intellectualize their own emotions and suppress their feelings. fluorite can help immensely. air signs love to learn and take in new information, and fluorite organizes information coming in to be processed, it aids in concentration and helps weave what has already been learned to what is currently being learned. it can promote quick thinking as well - and we all know aquarius is known for their lightning bolt ideas and thoughts. this stone can help aquarius look at the bigger picture and not get so caught up in one thing. it aids acceptance, open-mindedness and dissolves illusions. 

Pisces: Angelite: this stone is formed from celestite; which I applied to the sign sagittarius. I believe these two signs are linked, mostly because jupiter also co-rules pisces; filling it with the faithfulness this sign is known for having. angelite helps us be more compassionate, speak our truth, and accept the things that cannot be changed. this stone gives off a strong feeling of tranquility, and is used by many healers because of its ability to enter spiritual realms and allow spiritual contacts to come down to the user. pisces is a very spiritual sign and this will give them a better sense of purpose and self overall. this stone helps understand more complex and logical facts. this stone helps us stay in the reality we know presently while entering other versions of reality. 

“They feed on energy alone. From life-force they live. They know not what they do, they simply do what they must.”

Words by C.R. Sheehan

The best way of service to others is the constant attempt to seek to share the love of the Creator as it is known to the inner self. This involves self knowledge and the ability to open the self to the other-self without hesitation. This involves, shall we say, radiating that which is the essence, or the Heart, of the mind/body/spirit complex…. The best way for each seeker in third density to be of service to others is unique to that mind/body/spirit complex. This means that the mind/body/spirit complex must then seek within itself the intelligence of its own discernment as to the way it may best serve other-selves. This will be different for each. There is no best. There is no generalization.
—  The Ra Material - The Law of One

y’all: manorian is true love 

me, an intellectual: manorian is true lust 

“I could tease you a little…like this.”

The sauce train has reached the finale that is V Sunday on MM Valentine’s Week, the event hosted by @mysticmessimagines​! WE MADE IT! OMGOSH I can go to bed now and sleep for a week XD Thank you so much for hosting this event. Originally I was only going to participate on the first day but then I thought, ‘Why not do all the days?? It would be good practice.” And it was. I felt myself improve a lot and I can now draw faster (a week ago something like this would take me a whole day but I even managed to do 3 crack posts, one of them being the infamous V chain lolol, as well as this V drawing) so I’m pretty proud of myself ^-^

Thank you everyone for liking, sharing and commenting in the tags about my art :3 It means a lot to me and I’m glad you enjoyed it. I have other stuff planned for drawing but first I’mma take a nice break with Baehee (on her route atm <3)

Much love, D.Pigeon

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oh, Legolas, your time will come

Thranduil Has a Type

Be of service. Whether you make yourself available to a friend or co-worker, or you make time every month to do volunteer work, there is nothing that harvests more of a feeling of empowerment than being of service to someone in need! -Gillian Anderson.

To be in a non-attached relationship means that the possessive and controlling part of you is not in evidence. It does not mean that we no longer care or offer service to the other, only that there are no conditions around that. We love because we can, not for something in return. We care because we can, not for something in return.
To live without attachment means that we can enjoy the pleasant things when they present themselves without grasping or making demands that they stay forever, and that we can be patiently with any unpleasant things until they change. Judgements, personal views and opinions fall away as we allow everyone and everything the space they need to be at peace in the world.
We give all beings enough space to truly show and be themselves.
Non-attachment is not cold or impersonal (that’s more relevant to the term ‘detachment’), it is loving, spacious and respectful.
If we don’t know how to be happy ourselves, how can we insist that others follow or way, our advice or our council?
To be in a non-attached relationship is the highest manifestation of loving kindness, giving the liberty and freedom to another being to be at peace in their life.
This becomes your gift to the world.
— 

Michael Kewley - Beyond attachment.

May all beings, without exception, be happy.

Explosion in St Petersburg metro station 'kills 10 people and injures 50'

An explosion on the St Petersburg metro has left 10 people dead and 47 injured, according to Russia’s health minister, Veronika Skvortsova.

There was a single blast in a train carriage between Sennaya Ploshchad and Tekhnologichesky Institut stations, according to the head of Russia’s National Anti-Terrorist Committee.

Another device was discovered and made safe before it could be detonated.

Footage showed injured people lying bleeding on a platform and some being treated by emergency services. Others ran away from the platform amid clouds of smoke.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said it is not clear what the cause of the incident was.

An injured person walks outside Sennaya Ploshchad metro station following explosions in two train carriages. (Reuters)

After the blast

Police officers, rescue workers and medics work on the site of bombing at the Tekhnologichesky Institut metro station. (Alexander Koriakov/Kommersant via Getty Images)

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Helicopter lands

An emergency helicopter lands outside the station where the blast occured. (Alexander Koriakov/Kommersant via Getty Images)

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Aftermath

A woman stands outside Spasskaya station after a blast hit a train carriage. (Sergei KonkovTASS via Getty Images)

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Chaos on the streets

Huge numbers of emergency services crowd the streets following the deadly blast (Reuters)

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On the scene

An emergency services helicopter lands outside the location of the blast. (Reuters)

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Injured people

An injured person is helped by emergency services (Reuters)

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Walking wounded

An injured man stands outside the station where the blast went off. (Reuters)

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Emergency response

The scene outside a station near the city’s Institute of Technology, showing the response to the blast (Storyful)

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Injured

An injured person walks outside Sennaya Ploshchad metro station following explosions in two train carriages. (Reuters)

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Door blown out

Footage from the scene shows a carriage door blown out of a metro carriage.

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Damaged train

A damaged train is seen following an explosion at St Petersburg metro station (Twitter/mynameisphillip)

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Rescue effort

Passengers reach into a train carriage (Twitter/mynameisphillip)

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Sennaya Ploschad metro station in St. Petersburg

The entrance to the Sennaya Ploschad metro station in St. Petersburg where the blast took place (Reuters)

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anonymous asked:

Money is tens of thousand of years old, it predates capitalism. The problem is the division of labor not money which simply represents labor and products, two things that will still be necessary post capitalism.

its at best, if you have a real loose definition of it maybe 30,000 years old, thats like 1% of human existence, and that isn’t in all societies, thats in select few societies. Money isn’t even universally used in societies today, cause yeah there are societies even today isolated from capitalism. 

Money is a problem. I don’t care how much you want to defend it. We can do things without it, humans do things without it, humans have been doing without it for the vast majority of our existence. This argument is trivial at best. 

We don’t need money to show how scarce items are and who should have them, some items must be eliminated as a whole [unsustainable items] and from there we can move to a society where scarcity isn’t a major concern, adding money to the mix only exploits those without it.

We have the technology that can do massive quantities of math for us to know exactly what should be allocated where like … money is archaic, we don’t need it, we can create systems far more efficient than it. 

money allows for those to amass it and exploit those who werent able to amass it. it leads to zero sum games lmao, the endgame is to have all the money. if you keep running the numbers playing the game where having the most worth leads to more goods and services you will end up with a concentration of it, and some services considered less worthy by those with more money, and of course those with the most money will dictate that whatever the fuck they do should be worth the most labor wise.

we see this today with hedge fund managers making more than fuckin idk doctors, teachers, janitors who definitely do more work than a fucking hedge fund manager.

all labor should be treated equally, and even those who cannot provide labor to society, all people should be treated to the same courtesies, if everyone is given the same access to goods and treatment and education and so on money is useless and unnecessary, everyone has the same access to everything, and we have the technology to make sure that stays sustainable. 

adding money to the mix simply allows people to fall to suffering if they lose it all. And putting worth on services is ridiculous as well, we need people to save lives, and we need people to clean bathrooms, both are necessary, yet if we add monetary value to the two, surely there are those that will argue the bathroom cleaners deserve less than the life savers when … if your bathroom isn’t clean it can say lead to mold outbreak and kill you. [extreme example but regardless]

And a lot of this shit can be automated anyway. labor and goods don’t need value attributed to them, it just creates a system where people resent others for doing certain jobs that either make more, less, or the same as their job. 

Instead we can focus on giving people what they need and allowing people to do as they like, and due to automation not everyone has to do “hated” jobs, and with free education and elimination of our current grading systems, which hold back and inhibit people from academic growth, would only lead to further automation and ways to be sustainable. 

If everyone is given what they need and to a lesser extent what they want within reason, then theres no reason to put worth on jobs or goods, because people are simply doing what they most want to do or can do, and living substantial lives while doing it. 

money is archaic and inefficient. attributing worth is qualitative at best, and hardly from biases, you can never truly find the exact worth of any given object or labor, it’s best to just give all as they need and allow all to do as they like without hinderances like how much theyre making and how much money they have to survive.

And frankly calling up the past is useless as well, we are beyond our ancestors technologically, we are beyond their archaic means of attributing worth. We don’t need it. As I’ve stated over and over again, we amass so much shit … worth is meaningless. it’s used only to withhold goods and services from others.

My whole life, I dedicated myself to the study and the service of other people’s discoveries, of other people’s adventures. I was a supporter. But one day I made the decision to stop championing other people’s heroism, and to take the direction of my life into my own hands, and I lost dear, dear friends because of that decision, but it was the only one to make.
— 

The Director, Ep 40, Lunar Interlude III

The Lonely Journal-Keeper admitted what she’d done, directly to Merle, and so early on.

anonymous asked:

i keep thinking there's no way for bellarke to get more intimate without kissing, but they always do. Where do you go from a kiss on the cheek, holding hands, and their way-too-long-to-be-platonic hugs? Well apparently there's also shoulder nuzzles and an almost love confession. I didn't even consider shoulder snuggling as an option for potential intimacy between them. Makes me wonder what else is left for them to do so the writers can keep drawing it out lol (please be platonic bedsharing)

Originally posted by sweetheartsandsweetdreams

Right?

I’ve had this problem for the last two half seasons. Intimacy keeps building and you don’t think they can deepen it anymore without crossing that line and what happens?

Fingers brushing lips.

Reaching out for hands searching comfort.

Standing so close  we thought it was photoshopped.

Saying “together” and looking at each other across a crowd because it means THEM.

Watching him sleep.

Putting each other’s names on the list!

WHAT IS THAT HAND NUZZLE ARE YOU KIDDING ME?

…and then that stupid running away, and yet, they are separated and he’s missing and she’s by herself and her concern for him grows and everyone sees how important she is to him and he turns out to be captive and she whispers “Bell” and they share that undivided, intense look across what could become a battlefield and she ends up getting called on her feelings [for him] and sacrificing 50 people for his life…. and yet when they reunite, all that happens is they stand apart and she goes, “you okay?”  ???? ??? ????

So now they’ve been yanked apart, and Bellamy is steering away, but Clarke is still soul-connected to him although she’s maintaining the distance for the most part, except for a bit of groping when the Ark is going down. She doesn’t even hold him as it falls, but his sister, although she’s still connected through her.

And she turns to someone else. 

And he’s not happy. What is it Bellamy?? Why are you so gruff with Clarke. Oh it MUST be Octavia, right? Gotta be Octavia. They can talk about Octavia. Let’s be intimate and partners and talk about the person who has always kind of been a bridge between them. The person who caused Bellamy to turn to Clarke in the first place, so they could find her. The person who Clarke used to remind Bellamy who he was. The person who served Clarke as a stand in for a distant Bellamy more than once. The person who has been a way for them to talk about feelings without them talking about their feelings for each other, more than once. Forgiveness. Love. Purpose. Family. Hope. 

And yet. When he thinks she’s been killed, he can hardly face it. And when she’s in danger, they work together seamlessly to save her and the world. And end with that actual smile of joy and relief.

But he decides to go back to Arkadia. Because he’s being pulled away by his responsibilities and burdens. And she uses Octavia again as a bridge to show him how she feels. “She’ll see how special you are.” Only this time she knows she’s doing it and she knows she’s pushing those boundaries that he set up and she’s trying to maintain. That look of loss and longing and love before she stares away. Ugh.

And his attempt to bring it out. To say what he’d want to say to her if he never saw her again. 

What is that? The end or the beginning. Hope or Doom. Too much and it scares her. And this time she steers away.

But there they are separated. And she stares longingly at romantic Emori and Murphy. She sleeps alone in the empty, soft, romantic bed. 

And he, pushes himself further and further to save people who can’t be saved, people who don’t want to be saved. And in the end, he gives it up and takes a moment and lets it go, and asks for something for himself. When has he asked for something for himself? He’s always devoted himself to the service of others, whether his sister or the delinquents or humanity. And he puts that burden down.

And here she is, picking it up. Doing the right thing, saving who she can save today, even if it means taking the risk herself, like he does. 

What happened here? What happened? This was not supposed to go on so long. I got sucked into the intimacy and romantic journey of Clarke and Bellamy over the last two half seasons. It carried me away. 

Stupid writers. Sweeping me away with their stupid intimacy and slow burn and steering away and character growth and romantic dance. 

What are you going to do next @the100writers? What non romantic thing are you going to turn into another thread connecting them intimately? hurt/comfort? bed sharing? one of those epic fights where the feelings come out? another hug? little touches that for anyone else would be platonic for linger for them, too long, too intimate? another admission of feelings that does everything but say the word “love” but still means love? another demand that the other doesn’t sacrifice themselves but if they are going to dammit their going to sacrifice themselves WITH them. 

give me a break.

How about a kiss?