A game that makes you go outside and talk to strangers might sound like some new scheme cooked up by Craigslist cannibals, but it’s actually pretty cool. Ingress divides players into two factions, and in order for one side to gain an advantage, they must take part in events and activities that occur at various points of interest (none of which include your basement and/or attic). The activities range from simply standing in a specific place to claim it for your team, to more elaborate actions that involve several players. Apparently, it’s engaging enough for the game to have been downloaded over two million times, and can result in public parks filling with people, all there for the sole purpose of shooting virtual missiles at one another.
Hello, I have a question. I'm writing a fantasy novel, but I've a problem when it comes to religion. (Almost) Everybody agrees there's a goddess, but different factions (humans and elves) call her differently. They still mean the same person, but how can I make it, well... not confusing if no one questions it?
“There is but one goddess, who the elves call Rulka and the humans call Tennog”
“I don’t care if you call her Rulka or Tennog, we still serve the same goddess”
Site where Weapon X organization fused adamatium onto Wolverine’s bones; later used by a faction of the X-Men as the “New Xavier School.“
This is another location that Marvel has avoided placing with too much specificity. This may be a deliberate choice, given the “in-universe” secrecy of the location. Nonetheless, its location is kind of a big deal, and one that even has an analogue that made it onto the movie screen. There isn’t a lot to go on, but here’s what we do know…
It’s in the Rocky Mountains
It’s in Alberta
It’s about 50 miles out from a reasonable population center
Recent comic portrayals show a distinctive environment
The seminal Weapon X storyline by Barry Windsor Smith in Marvel Comics Presents #72-84 gave little indication as to its location. It shows that Logan was living at a halfway house in some unnamed city and was abducted outside a bar before being taken to the installation.
The Weapon X story concludes with Logan’s escape into the wilderness…
This lead to my first (erroneous) assumption to the Weapon X location. An Alpha Flight story showed that Mac and Heather Hudson discovered Logan in the Wood Buffalo National Park in northern Alberta, so I assumed the facility must have been somewhere in that vicinity.
But I was wrong — the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Wolverine 2004 specified the location was actually in the Canadian Rockies.
The facility has appeared a few times over the years, without any great consistency…
Until Brian Bendis and Chris Bachalo revived the old facility as the New Xavier School for young mutants in the pages of Uncanny X-Men #2. This representation owes a lot to the “Alkali Lake” movie incarnation. But most excitingly, Bachalo depicts a mountainous environment as the facility’s backdrop.
If that vista looks at all familiar, it’s because it just so happens to be the mind-numbingly beautiful Valley of the Ten Peaks. Which just so happens to be in the Rocky Mountains in Alberta, Canada.
One more thing. Warren mentions that there’s “something called a Bob Evans like 50 miles from here.” Setting aside that in the real-world, the Bob Evans chain doesn’t exist in Canada, it at least indicates a reasonable population center.
And what happens if we drove like 50 miles from the tip of Moraine Lake?
welcome to bukkitverse, a brand new minecraft server based entirely around your fandoms/communities!
how does this work?
well, bukkitverse uses factions to distinguish between fandoms. so let’s say you’re really into steven universe or gravity falls. you can join whichever faction you prefer, and participate in fandom activities.
because of this, each fandom can have its own land region and territories, and can also ally/go to war with other fandoms. basically, everything is in your hands!
besides this, bukkitverse is mostly a survival server where you can have fun and make friends and enjoy yourself. we have a creative world for large builds you want to bring to life, and our rules are very loose.
OK everyone, I need your help. There are 400 ish people following me. At least half of those have to be real people, and not porn blogs. My brother is in this contest to be the opening act at Spirit West Coast. It’s a pretty huge music festival. His group is called The Funk Faction.
Please take just a second to go over and vote!
Here’s what you need to do:
1. Click the link above, it’ll take you to the radio station’s Facebook page.
2. Like the page. You can unlike it after you vote, I promise.
3. Click on the Opening Act tab at the top of the page.
4. Find the Funk Faction video (two young black men playing guitar) and click vote!
It’s really easy. It only takes about a minute. My brother and I would really appreciate it. I’ll send you all the virtual hugs and love I’ve got!
Brothers and sisters, live by the Spirit and you will certainly not gratify the desire of the flesh. For the flesh has desires against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; these are opposed to each other, so that you may not do what you want. But if you are guided by the Spirit, you are not under the law. Now the works of the flesh are obvious: immorality, impurity, lust, idolatry, sorcery, hatreds, rivalry, jealousy, outbursts of fury, acts of selfishness, dissensions, factions, occasions of envy, drinking bouts, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. In contrast, the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. Now those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified their flesh with its passions and desires. If we live in the Spirit, let us also follow the Spirit.
Diamond Authority, Diamond Factions, Return of the Diamond, and other new Steven Universe Theories
So if you’re too far gone into Steven Universe then you might have heard of the fan theory revolving around the great Diamond Authority.
(Diamond Authority symbol, on the floor of the handship in Jail Break and in the temple of Serious Steven, depicting a light green triangle and a fusion of three other triangles, one white, one blue, one yellow)
There’s a White Diamond, a Blue Diamond, and a Yellow Diamond. They’re in charge. That’s the gist of the theory.
Now here’s a question for you - why only those three colors? According to the wikipedia page on diamond color, the potential colors for diamonds do include white, yellow, and blue. But they also include steel gray, orange, red, green, purple, brown, black, and pink.
Wow are the racist Snowboring shippers seriously trying to act like they and the Westallen shippers are on the same level?
It’s a common tactic in fandom. People hear “ship wars” and assume it’s a feud between factions equally at fault, and they assume is something silly. Which is not what happened in the Flash fandom at all. They are interested in outside people seeing it as a ship war because that distracts from the fact that SB shippers have indulged in racist and problematic behaviors since before the show actually aired. And that’s what the Westallen and Iris West fandom have been calling out (among other things, they have also pointed out how SB shippers have romanticized sexual assault, for example), they do not care about a “ship war”, they care about the erasure and awful treatment of Iris West in fandom. By calling it a ship war the SB dimiss the valid critcism from the Iris West fans and minimize the worries about racist practices in tv fandoms.
I’ve seen this kind of stuff happen with other fandoms, so it’s almost a pattern now, like when Bellarke shippers tried to pass their homophobic comments as just a ship war with Clexa shippers instead of the social justice problem it became. The “ship war” excuse is a thing now.
The Greens on Sunday appealed to German Chancellor Angela Merkel to allow same-sex marriage in Germany.
“It’s time Mrs. Merkel,” the party’s parliamentary leader Katrin Göring-Eckardt told newspaper “Die Welt.” “The Merkel faction cannot just sit out the debate on marriage for all…I am confident that the Irish vote will accelerate equality in Germany.”
I was looking shit up on the wiki being like, “Did they ever resolve this? Do I still care?” The answers to both were no, but while looking I REMEMBERED.
There was this stupid numerical hierarchy thing for this one faction of bad guys where 1 was the most powerful and like, idk, probably 13 because it’s always 13 was the least
and this guy had been number 10 and they were kicking his ass and then suddenly he was like, “I will unveil my True Form!!!!!!!” because that always happens
and like, the one in the 10 that was fucking tattooed onto his body just sort of fell off and he was like “I AM THE ZERO ESPADA, MOST POWERFUL OF ALL!!”
and I exited out of the tab and walked back to my room and never even looked at a page of Bleach ever again that was like 7 years ago, I was done, that was it, that was the stupidest cheapest thing I’ve ever read nothing will ever be worse than that.