Ignis was raised alongside Prince Noctis to be adviser to the heir apparent. An intensive education instilled in him the resourcefulness and composure required for the role, his tactical acumen proving invaluable over the course of the prince’s journey.

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anonymous asked:

Hi! I was wondering if you could do a post about the parallels between the fire nation royal family and the SWT chief's family. Obviously I have some thoughts but I couldn't really formulate them well. I think it would be interesting to consider the similarities between the two families but also the contrasts

I understand completely why it’s difficult to articulate, because while all four family members have counterparts in the opposite nation, there are as many contrasts as there are comparisons, and subversions of what we might think is a parallel, but isn’t.

Ozai and Hakoda. Ozai rules over his family with an iron fist. He demands respect and longs for total control over everything and everyone in sight. His lust for power consumes him and leaves his family twisted and shattered.

Hakoda is the diametric opposite. Although Water Tribe culture could have led Hakoda to assert authority over his family as the head of his house, he didn’t; instead, he listens to and is proud of Sokka’s ideas, and lets Katara yell at him (quite disrespectfully, I might add) in order to release her pent-up emotions. While Ozai rules through fear, Hakoda commands his warriors through respect. Where Ozai is manipulative, Hakoda is cunning with inventions. And while his family quite easily could have been shattered by Kya’s death, Hakoda’s love for his children and their love for each other kept them united.

Ursa and Kya. These two are the most similar, and occupy virtually the same place in the story and their respective families. They are strong and determined mothers who sacrifice themselves to save their children from harm. After they’re gone, the children who look up to them the most have a difficult time dealing with their loss, and their families suffer greatly. It is important to note that this applies to the A:TLA TV show only, and not the comics. You can’t make the claim that Ursa “sacrificed” for Zuko if she spent all the intervening years in deliberate obliviousness to the suffering around her, living the life she’s always wanted to with the man of her dreams!

 Pardon me while I take a moment to let off some steam.


Azula and Sokka.

“But wait a minute, Araeph! Zuko is the older brother, so shouldn’t Zuko and Sokka be paralleled?”

Zuko and Sokka do have similar experiences throughout the show; however, they are not true parallels. Azula is the coldly logical (and yet creatively crafty) one of her family. Sokka is the strategist of the GAang, and the one who can see clearly past Azula’s strategic manipulation (if not her emotional one).  Sokka and Azula are also the ones with the most responsibility thrust on their shoulders, as Sokka feels pressure to be the “man of the house”, especially with his father away at war. Meanwhile, Azula faces so much stress for being the only child Ozai considers competent and the heir apparent to the Fire Nation that she develops an insidious strain of perfectionism that eventually tilts her world upside down. However, while Azula’s response to her father’s abuse is to regiment her firebending so that not even a hair gets out of place, Sokka absorbs his father’s ideas and praise like a sponge and gets the chance to stretch his creativity on pursuits other than warfare. As the privileged firstborn son, Sokka could have refused to listen to Katara and Suki or used his position in the tribe to try to gain more power, but he didn’t. He made a conscious choice to become a better person throughout the series, while Azula, despite her exceptional skills, never grew in such a way.

Zuko and Katara. Katara is the person who wields her emotions like a weapon, determined not to let anything stand in her way. Zuko is the same: he goes where his emotions tell him to, regardless of whether it’s the wisest course or whether it affects his personal safety. Both of them are very practical when the need arises but can be blown off course by an event that evokes their childhood trauma or their current state of cultural oppression (Katara) or abuse (Zuko). They are capable of enormous acts of kindness, but they also take their anger out on safe targets—not people with less power, but people who will see them at their worst and accept it (Sokka, Hakoda, Iroh, each other). Katara is the mighty bender of the SWT family, but her fighting style mirrors Zuko’s much more than it does Azula’s. Zuko’s bending is characterized by drive and determination, and one look at Katara trying to freeze the firebenders in Episode 2 alongside Zuko’s duel with Zhao in Episode 3 shows just how similar these two are. But since both of them began their journeys on opposite sides of the war, their challenges are different: Katara has to fight for the rights that she deserves, while Zuko needs to learn that he doesn’t have the right to be spoiled and have everyone bow to him just because of his lineage. Still, they’re alike in one more important way: they successfully learn to see the “enemy” as an ally, even a friend, and despite their childhood experiences or conditioning, they are both willing to embrace an element of change.

The Three Pillars theory of Azula

Azula is one of the most fascinating and complex villains in children’s media, or indeed in any media.  She is both abuser and victim, both deeply cruel and deeply afraid.  Often, discussion of her breaks into two camps, either she was born the way she is, or that she was abused, and she was made into the character we see onscreen by that abuse.  Either she is a “psychopath” (an outdated term that has been widely misunderstood and keeps shifting in meaning), and she was born the way she is, and she either wasn’t abused, or abuse didn’t affect her, or she was abused, and how she was raised made her into who she is.  I don’t think either of those positions are correct.  There is no code that says that predators don’t abuse other predators, and there is nothing in the world that makes abuse magically not damaging.  I have spent a great deal of time figuring out what makes this character tick, and what made her stop ticking at the end.  So how did nurture and nature come together to make Azula?  Bear with me, it’s a bit of a story.

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i’ve been spending wayyy too long trying to research what kristoff’s official title/status would be if he married anna and what i’ve discovered is that he’d technically not automatically inherit a title, but elsa (or anna?) could gift him one i don’t even think he’d technically be considered a prince consort because he wasn’t a prince to begin with, and he’d be marrying a princess, not a queen? so basically he’d still be a commoner not sure how accurate this is though. if anyone can shed some light i’d really appreciate it!

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What Rises From the Ashes (A Tamlin Ficlette)

**This fic is exploring the Tamarantha headcanon from Tamlin’s perspective*

Summary: Tamlin confesses that he and Amarantha were incompatible mates- and the role that played in destroying him.

Originally posted by willow-s-linda

Thank you to the amazing and wonderful @feyre-archerons-scrapbook // @the-other-sam for beta reading this!!! She’s amazing and, as I always say, you should all be following her!!!!! xoxoxoxoxoxox

All comments loved & cherished!

Contains ACOWAR Spoilers

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anonymous asked:

Hi, I was wondering if you would be able to find me any tribal or arranged marriage!AU's? Thank you so much!

Here’s some tribal fics and here’s our arranged marriage tag! - Anastasia

Originally posted by giantmonster

When All the Pieces Fit by NARKOTIKA

(1/1 I 2,695 I Explicit I Sterek)

“Does he even realize? With the cooking and cleaning andandand—now this fucking baby?” Isaac fumes.

Said baby waves its fist in the air, and Stiles bends to haul him onto a hip. The baby babbles something and Stiles nods his head with complete seriousness, as if everything out of its mouth is perfectly sensible and coherent. Then the kid starts mouthing at Stiles’ nipple through his dress and everyone goes dead silent.

“I’m going to wife him so hard,” Ethan announces, and they all break out into argument over who has the best chance at mating the boy in the river.

Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum – if you want peace, prepare for war. by Handsofred

(2/? I 3,266 I General I Sterek)

Fast asleep, the Alpha watched her eyes flicker under their lids with dream. Her mouth twisting down as her skin pulled around three large scars. From just above her left brow to mid cheek, he takes in the old wound, skin raised and jagged like claws.
A war wound.

Strong Alpha, Strong Pups by Snare 

(1/1 I 7,429 I Explicit I Sterek)

Omegas are weak. Stiles is an Omega, but Stiles has magic. Stiles is strong.

Stiles is strong, so Alpha needs to be stronger. Strong Alpha, strong pups.

The Lonely Omega by KageKiri

(1/1 I 13,801 I Explicit I Derek/Jordan/Stiles)

Cast aside by his pack for being the weaker gender, Stiles has been taking care of himself for years. He’s always been content with surviving by staying out of the way, but that all changes when another pack arrives, bringing along with it some intriguing alphas.

A Crooked Way to Fly by andavs

(1/1 I 14,978 I General)

“We can’t just leave him here to die.”

“He’s an emissary, Scott.” Derek tried to make his tone empathetic, but Scott’s tendency to fight back on everything always grated on his nerves. “His pack is gone, he won’t survive more than a day or two either way.”

“Then we should stay with him.”

Derek sighed as he studied the man for a moment; he was too pale against the fur rim of his hood, almost grey from lying out in the snow, and his cloak was stained with dark dried blood around a protruding arrow shaft. It was unlikely he would even last the night. They would probably be able to carry on in the morning with little time lost, if any.

It wasn’t a horrible idea, Derek decided reluctantly. They hadn’t been able to set up a real camp for a few weeks in the open foothills, and they were all on edge from sleeping in exposed areas. A defensible place to sleep would be good for them, even if they were surrounded by death. They would be able to give the pack proper burials, at the very least.

“Fine. One night,” Derek relented, already moving away to check on Isaac. “He’s your responsibility.”

By Moon And Stars by kellifer_fic

(1/1 I 15,929 I Mature)

“Have you heard of this Alpha?” Stiles asks, shuffling up his pallet so Scott has room to sit. Scott does with a grateful little twist of his mouth. Stefan forces him into the Stilinski ceremonial armor when they travel and Stiles can see that it’s heavy and doesn’t sit well on Scott. He can’t shift encased in metal and Stefan knows it.

“I know of him, mostly stories that seem a little fantastical. Shifters exaggerate just like common people. They like their war stories.”

“Tell me of him. Tell me a war story.”

Homo Erectus by ferretbaby

(3/3 I 19,839 I Explicit I Sterek)

Caveman fic (or early tribesmen if you want to be technical). Where Stiles from the Argent tribe is out one night hunting and is captured by the rival Hale tribe’s Hunter Derek, who decides to relieve Stiles of his burdensome virginity. Stiles is okay with this.

Until We Have Faces (formerly: royalement vissé) by Esyla

(15/? I 45,239 I Mature I Sterek)

Treaty of the first order is as follows.
There will be a cease fire, effective immediately. The Wolf Nation will be allowed to develop better antidotes to monkshood without retaliation. Should retaliation follow they are within their rights to seek reinforcements from the conclave. The Argent Kingdom will relinquish their ownership of the aircraft factories to Beacon’s royal family to control until such a time as they feel the need to use them. All aircraft produced may never enter air space above the Wolf Nation nor be created to cary weapons or spies against the wolf nation. Taxation on trade between the Wolf Nation and Beacon shall be decided in a regular treat on the first day following the summer equinox of every year.

Finally,His Royal Highness Prince Przemysław Achan “Stiles” Stilinski Heir Apparent to Beacon and All Holdings will be wed and mated to Derek Hale Beta of the First Pack and brother to Alpha Laura Hale within a month of signing.

Alpha Laura Hale
King Alaric Wielisław Stilinski

Why, you ask, does a patriotic all-American girl have a crush on the King who fought to keep the colonies colonies?

In my research, he seems like less of a brutal, selfish, loony tyrant and more an average and well-meaning man who honestly wanted to be a good King but lacked the political savvy to understand quite what he had to do to keep the colonies in place and suffered from chronic mental illness.

King George III was born George William Frederick in 1738. He was born two months premature and, as his family believed he would not live, he was baptized that day. No one thought this baby would become one of the longest-reigning British monarchs in history.

From a young age George was a cutie, he was shy and while not stupid, not exceptionally bright and may have had a learning disorder. But he worked hard and was very thorough and conscientious, and was fascinated by the natural sciences while maintaining a devout Anglican faith.

His father unexpectedly died, and then, whoops! He was the heir apparent! This was very unexpected because it was expected that his dad, the Prince of Wales, would become King after George’s grandfather died.

He fell in love with Lady Sarah Lennox, but did not marry her, as his confidante Lord Bute wanted. He lamented his duty to his country. Instead, he married Princess Charlotte, and was a devoted husband to her, (he detested adultery), and a good father to his 15 children.

He protected the colonies during the French and Indian war and thus thought he should give them 1/8 of the tax he gave those in England, 1% of their money, to retrieve money. He approved of but did not formulate the intolerable acts, most of which were repealed before the revolution. He also agreed to withhold tax from self-sufficient colonies.

He allowed for local government in the colonies but not representation in Parliament, and his great error, and lapse in judgement, was his belief that to maintain the colonies he had to have dominance over them. He also believed most colonists wanted to be British subjects.

He had previously looked for swift ends to war, but he wrongly believed the only way to keep the Colonies was to have victory over them. He did not take joy in their misery but had a bad idea of what was necessary to achieve unity. He was afraid that America’s secession would lead to other secessions, and he was right.

He also had poor judgement in attempting to oversee all laws as a conscientious King though he was mentally ill.

He did recover after the war and his illness to successfully resist Napolean’s advances in Britain.

Recent historians have found that from descriptions of George’s ill episodes and his writing during them that he was likely bipolar. Others think he had porphyria, but I prefer to believe he was a victim of a common disorder in the wrong time.

After his favorite daughter died, he lost it completely. He ended life as a senile, dementia-ridden old man whose jerkass of a son was in control.

He was considered the most attractive of the Hanoverian monarchs and I think he sounded really cute!!! I think he was just a man with too much power for his faults, but never malicious, rather, he was sincere and moral. <3

Royalty AU - Imperial Prince Adrien, heir apparent to the Agreste Empire

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(Marinette, Alya, Nino, Chloé, Sabrina, Juleka, Rose, Nathaniel, Alix, Kim) (other classmates coming soon)

Unique Origins Dialogue I Wish We Had:

Brosca & Aeducan: What the fuck are dreams and why is there a dragon screaming at me in my sleep.

Brosca & Aeducan: What do you mean those are stars? What do you mean they sometimes fall??? What about those cloud things? Oh my god why is there water/snow/hail falling on us, what is this misery??? (Also like, I feel like dwarves wouldn’t have experienced being really cold before this? Given the whole, magma filled cave thing.)

Aeducan: I was almost queen/king and I have opinions about heritage and ruling and here’s what I think you should do, Alistair.

Cousland: My family is the second highest ranked in the land other than Loghain and Anora and are heavily involved in the politics of Ferelden and I also have opinions on heritage and ruling and here’s what I think you should do, Alistair.

Cousland: Hey various Arls and Banns, you know my family, who are very respected and I’m now the apparent heir of, let’s talk about that fuck Howe and how we should deal with this civil war.

Mahariel: Humans are very, very weird, and racist, and I find your rituals and politics baffling and offensive.

Tabris: How about we stage a revolution and just get rid of royalty entirely? Side note, how many humans do I get to gut for selling my friends and family members before anyone can stop me.

Amell & Surana: Aaahhhh!!! I haven’t been outside the Tower since I was a child and now you want me to be in charge of things??? My blisters have blisters and everyone we talk to is afraid of me for Andraste’s sake!

Feel free to add more! I definitely will be.

You know what I just realized...

That according to the last book ’ Arya Stark’ is supposed to be one of the most politically important and powerful name in the North. Since right now all the Northern lords (except lord Manderly) believe ‘Arya’ to be the only true born Stark child who still lives, then for the time being this makes her the heir apparent to Winterfell & to Robb Stark’s winter crown. We know that the lords were already seething at the rumours of the torture ’ Arya’ went through at the hands of Ramsay Bolton and would have raised the banners in her name had she not escaped. Further to the North Jon Snow and his 'wildling army’ were preparing to march south in response to Ramsay’s letter before he got ambushed by the black brothers….I mean my girl is all the way out there in Braavos and she literally has no idea that the whole north is stirring in her name. No idea what power her name holds.

I wish we knew more about Damen’s mother

At first glance it seems like Egeria’s story is quite tragic: her husband married her for political reasons, and only then because he was forbidden from marrying the woman he actually loved, his mistress Hypermenestra; her husband wasn’t even faithful to the two of them, but tumbled slaves as well (as was standard); it’s suggested that she miscarried baby after baby; while watching the healthy son her husband’s mistress grow up healthy and treated as the heir apparent; and then when she finally produces a child – and even better in this sexist society, a boy – she dies in childbirth.

But there’s little glimmers of light in there.

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