a guide to manipulation

Energy Work Masterpost

General:

Visualization:

Charging / Enchanting:

Energy Manipulation / Exercises:

Shielding / Warding:

Grounding:

Centering:

Thoughtforms:

she’s funny
always making me laugh,
if I didn’t say so myself,
she’s my second half.
the longing that has been haunting
her internal consciousness is finally regained.
she’s finally wanted
and heres how this will be explained.
Her father left, her mother unexpressed.
raining down tears of sadness she remained well-founded
and suppressed her fears.
Assisting everyone as she’s collapsing at the bridge of her feet, shaking down not able to stand for much longer.
All she wanted was to be relaxing.
Her body ached, her eyes enlarged, not baring a single minute of each school day.
She found purpose.
and she stood tall no longer nervous for the sadness to flood her veins.
She remodeled and rebuilt who she was to who she is now.
Her sadness will remain forbidden in the pits of her soul, away from the surface above.
and this is where something called love is in control.
Love is guiding her gently through the horrifying abyss.
finding her way through the terrifying reality that not everyone will bow to her feet.
Looking around, her palms sweaty, people talking, as if their lips were walking. But what they were articulating, was echoing through her manipulating sanity.
love guides her out of the insanity that is aching to fill her foreign constitution.
the difficulties she encounters are only mountains to be climbed and oceans to cross.
Never the less will love help her across.
She’s stronger than love, she doesn’t need love.
But without her love she wouldn’t be above the rest of society.
Cancer is her sign, very vulnerable at any given time.
But she doesn’t usually face her design head on.
compatible with a pisces, they fit just fine. heightened emotions mixed with romantic ambitions, the two will eternally love each other like fine wine at a celebration.
she knows how to make you feel invincible.
Like you are the most visible sight in her journey through this universe. No need to question her love because she will devote herself to the one she cherishes most.
Beautiful is an understatement.
She has honey sweet lips. They are lilac soft.
she has a soothing voice. And a joyous personality.
Only anyone around her felt warm inside.
Uneasy at times she does not notice the rays of sun that radiate when she smiles.
They would travel for miles, at least 3,032 to a place called New York.
Big city, bright lights. Not a fantasy but a dream, you could almost imagine hearing her adolescent tittering about the unfamiliar city.
Her heart internally placed in New York, but not the city itself.
A girl perhaps, holds her heart, firm- like a scholar and his smarts.
undying trust in one another the two of them slowly developed into one.
fighting the distance soon enough it’ll be all done.
No more distance no more patience.
So here I am, describing my extraordinary girlfriend, the love and compassion she has for her beloved family, friends and me. Enough to last a lifetime.
when you read this I hope this gives you the confidence that lies between my eyes and yours. I see the girl that can get through it all. Who will never truly fall.
—  She’s my world 

“It comes from a very ancient democracy, you see…“
"You mean, it comes from a world of lizards?”
“No,” said Ford, who by this time was a little more rational and coherent than he had been, having finally had the coffee forced down him, “nothing so simple. Nothing anything like so straightforward. On its world, the people are people. The leaders are lizards. The people hate the lizards and the lizards rule the people.”
“Odd,” said Arthur, “I thought you said it was a democracy.”
“I did,” said Ford. “It is.”
“So,” said Arthur, hoping he wasn’t sounding ridiculously obtuse, “why don’t people get rid of the lizards?”
“It honestly doesn’t occur to them,” said Ford. “They’ve all got the vote, so they all pretty much assume that the government they’ve voted in more or less approximates to the government they want.”
“You mean they actually vote for the lizards?”
“Oh yes,” said Ford with a shrug, “of course.”
“But,” said Arthur, going for the big one again, “why?”
“Because if they didn’t vote for a lizard,” said Ford, “the wrong lizard might get in. Got any gin?”

Douglas Adams, So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish

Chapter 3: Elicitation

In this chapter we’ll examine several tactics used by social engineers to extract valuable information using strategies like flattering, bracketing, and artificial ignorance. Effective elicitation should be completely transparent to the victim and they may never know they were once a target. 

This is what we are going to cover in this chapter:

  • Flattery
  • False statements
  • Artificial ignorance
  • the sounding board
  • Bracketing and more…

Elicitation is a technique used to discreetly gather information. Its a strategic use of casual conversation to extract info from targets without giving them the feeling that they are being interrogated, Elicitation attacks can be simple or involve complex cover stories and even co-conspirators. It may seem super complicated, but truth be told, most of us have used this technique for a good chunk of all of our lives. For example, have you ever tried to plan a surprise birthday party and needed to know the birthday boy’s schedule without making him aware to your plans? Have you ever wanted to get your spouse an anniversary gift without tipping them off? That’s elicitation at its finest. 

Flattery
The use of flattery goes a long way i sweet talking a target into giving up additional information. Something like “You seem like a top-notch guy! I bet that you were the brains behind that project!” is enough to kickstart elicitation. Flattery is an obvious tactic, but is most effective when used skillfully. Bragging is something that is frowned upon in the west. People are often proud of their achievements, but find little opportunity to share them due to this stigma. When we compliment someone, it generally opens the door for them to brag. For example, you could congratulate a person’s part in a project, they could explain what they did on it ad then it would be your job to dig deeper into it. An important note to mention is that exaggerated flattery barely backfires. A chatty target can be a gold mine to a social engineer. On the other hand, flattery about a person’s clothes or body parts can be disastrous. Sexual harassment should never be part of the engineering process, solely stick to actions or achievement pr accessories.

False Statements
 This tactic involves stating a deliberately false statement in the hopes that the target will correct you with the accurate information.  A useful statement could be “I heard they have 17 cameras, 12 guards and a fingerprint scanner in their lobby. They say that place is like fort knox! Nobody can get in!” The key here is to include details and greatly exaggerate the scenario. If you want to know the amount of cameras, be sure to exaggerate the number. The goal of this is to have the person correct you at, ideally, every turn. Its worth mentioning that if the false information is too close to reality, the target may not choose to divulge the information

Artificial Ignorance
Humans have the intrinsic desire to teach and educate others. Social engineers pretend to be inexperienced on a topic in order to instigate a reaction by the target to educate them. A useful statement can be something like “I do not know how motion detectors work, but I bet the cops are here often. I heard they all go off all the time from the shadows cast by the trees.” This is artificial ignorance and it is especially useful when instigating someone who has particular knowledge on a subject. 

The Sounding Board
This takes advantage of the human behavior to brag or grumble about their feelings. An immediate kinship is created transparently when a person confides their feelings in another individual, even perfect strangers. He or she will likely give up more information as a result. The key here is to listen intently, patiently and validate their feelings. 

Bracketing
 This tactic is used to press more precise information out of a target. To accomplish this, a very high or very low approximation is given in an effort to entice the victim to respond with a more specific number or piece of information. If you want to know how many motion detectors there are on a floor, you could say “I’d guess their security is pretty tight. I would assume that they have at least 15 detectors on that floor.” Most security officers brag or complain  about the environments they protect and take pride in protecting these things. Pump up their ego, give them the opportunity to shine. 

Confidential Baiting
Confidential baiting involves the development of a conversation where the social engineer pretends to divulge confidential information to the victim. This is done in the hopes that the victim will reciprocate with sensitive information of their own. Confiding information to another person usually triggers reciprocation. It is a sort of natural occurring quid pro quo. The objective here is to get the person to send information back to you. You can open this up with “I heard company xyz’s security cameras normally don’t record anything, what do you think?”. Bait them with false information close to the information that you wish to learn. 

So I just had an epiphany.

DMing is kind of like producing reality TV.  Really!

Originally posted by lifetimetv

  • It’s unscripted
  • It’s episodic
  • There’s a lot of characters, not just one star
  • The players are portraying a character but also trying to be natural
  • You have to give the talent challenges that will highlight what’s interesting about them and create memorable scenarios
  • The downtime between encounters is often just as important and focused on as the challenges.  Fluff is fun!
  • As a DM, you have to kind of guide and manipulate the chaos into something that resembles a coherent narrative
  • There’s an element of competition
  • The talent is motivated by prizes
  • Sometimes a character you love leaves the story, but the show goes on

This makes me feel a little better about the trash tv I’ve got playing in the background while I’m painting.  It’s for inspiration, you see!

anonymous asked:

Hello, I've never really done any kind of spirit work before, aside from some memories of when I was very young and experimenting, though I didn't know what I was doing. I see there are many different ways of doing spirit work, do you have any recommendations of where to start for a beginner?

Hey there Anon! 

First of all, I’m super honored because this is my first anon (!!!) So thank you for asking! 

When it comes to spirit work, everyone’s path is different. For me, how I really started getting it was through reading tarot cards. I’ve been reading for almost two years now, and when I started to really get into it and trusting my intuition, I noticed that sometime I’d pick up on “presences” around the people I read for. Usually I’d tell them what I was getting, and slowly I started to get better at sensing those around me. 

One thing that really helped was astral traveling and/or journeying to the Underworld. This website is what helped me get into it and its a pretty good source: http://www.sacredserpent.net/underworld.html 

Meditation works really well too. I started off using guided meditations (ones to find your guides and spirits that have been with you for a while). I’d suggest that before you go poking around the Veil or really astral traveling to try and contact your guide. It’s a lot safer and it’s really nice to have them there to help you out of a tough situation. There’s a ton of guided meditations on youtube (https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=meet+your+spirit+guide). A lot of them are super long, so don’t feel bad if you can’t focus long enough and need to stop. I usually only went for 10-15 minutes in the beginning. 

Energy Manipulation is another technique that I’ve used. Once you start feeling your own energy and getting used to others, you can start tapping into feeling spirit’s energies. I used to make energy balls and shields just for fun or when I was waiting in line at the grocery store. It’s pretty discreet once you get the hang of it and its a good way to pass time. It’ll also help you get used to expending more energy constantly, so you won’t be as exhausted after you astral travel or manipulate the veil. Here’s another source I used a lot: http://www.2empowerthyself.com/the-complete-beginners-guide-to-energy-manipulation-part-1/

If you’ve got a green thumb, you can work with plants and try to feel their energy and spirit. I’m personally terrible with plants and all of them die under my care (;.;) so I’m not as familiar with this one. For some, it’s easier to feel and work with plant spirits, so go ahead and try it! It’s possible to do this with crystals as well. You could also get a spirit companion from a spirit shop! (I did this, but after some I had a little bit of experience under my belt. It has helped a lot with communication). 

Finally, Divination is a good way to communicate with spirits. Experiment and find out what works best for you! Pendulums, tarot cards, shufflemancy, and all other forms are nice. Just make sure you know that a spirit is communicating with you, since most of these forms will offer results even if there is no spirit around. Most of the time, you’ll just know or it’ll be a feeling that there’s someone with you. I understand how unhelpful that is, since I was in the same boat a while ago–however, it’s honestly really true. Once you start working with your energy and the spiritual realm, you’ll develop an intuition that’ll help you figure it out. 

Don’t be discouraged if it’s difficult at first! Things will come to you with time. If you can’t feel anything–not even your own energy at first–don’t worry! I was in the same exact boat you were. Though since you said you’ve already had some experiences with it when you were younger, I have a feeling it might come a lot more natural to you than you expect ;)

Sorry this is so long! And thanks for listening to me ramble. I hope this is what you were looking for, anon! Happy spirit working :D

-Llama

I feel as though the time has come for me to introduce my counter-parts in the writing of The Guide Collection.

A Guide to Deception

Written by my dear brother Mycroft, who recently began an internet correspondence with the poor AOF, a young girl who has been saddled with the task of maintaining his ramblings about finding deception. I do believe it is a front for some other plans but not ones which concern me and my immediate government, so are currently irrelevant.
Particularly useful for liars and those with the task of finding truth.

A Guide to Connections

Written by my colleague Doctor John Watson, who has only just mastered typing faster than two letters every twenty three seconds. I believe he set up this blog in some way to spite me, and in other ways to make sure I am treating my co-author fairly.
Particularly useful for those in social circles with undesirables or those inept with communication.

A Guide to Manipulation

Written by the infamous Professor James Moriarty (often referring to himself as Jim), though no court has been able to prove it. He seems to bouncing off all claims to his co-author ET, a poor innocent dragging in the black murky waters of his crimes. However, while this blog remains useful and its author remains safe, I see no problem with its operation.
Particularly useful for those who wish to deceive and to achieve with minimum effort or implication on their behalf. 

A Guide to Persuasion

Written by the woman, known as Irene Adler to those unfortunate enough to contact her in a social capacity. How she roped her co-author JSH into running this is dubious in the least, but I see no point in intervening where there is no further case before me.
Particularly useful for those who wish to maintain a control over other with no hint of suspicion pinned to yourself.

A Guide to Police Work

Written by Lestrade, one of Scotland Yard’s finest. Though among the imbeciles he has forced me in contact with that is not too surprising in itself. He is the latest have joined the ranks of these Guides, and has yet to truly seize use of his blog, so has yet to submit much to the collection.
Particularly useful for those interested in law and the work of policing, as well as actions in the face of danger. 

Ever notice that when you receive a punch card for a certain product (come and purchase ice cream ten times and on your eleventh visit your purchase will be free), they start you with one or two slots punched out already?

People are more likely and more motivated to finish something if it has already been started for them. Combine this with other tips that have been covered here (like offering reward), and you’re even more likely to get your target to comply.

JM

amazonqueendianaprince  asked:

...or, you know, some of us think Cap is and was right about the whole thing because we're also opposed to the real-world implementation of similar fascist legislation such as The Patriot Act and it has nothing to do with liking him more?

That quote basically says, yes oversight is the right ethical and logical choice, but Cap is a good person, and that puts us in a quandary and I am saying that that is bad math.

It’s also a similar bad math that comes up in A LOT of 616 CW discussions, where Captain America himself (and the anti-reg side) essentially takes the position to non-metas that they should accept that metas occupy a position above the law/beyond equal prosecution by the law, because, you know, they’re different, and their circumstances are different, but you trust CAPTAIN AMERICA, riiiiight? Let the metas judge their own and police their own, what do you need the Constitutional right of equality under the law for? Obviously, this base position is immediately complicated by the clusterfuck of everything else in CW, but I’d argue that that’s deliberate. It’s one of the reasons I’m not a fan of the event, because I really like Cap, and I hate the things it makes him argue and I find them antithetical to him as a character.

I also don’t exactly get why so many people find a difference of opinion on a comics event, or, apparently, an actor’s opinion on an upcoming film none of us have seen as a personal challenge? I mean?? Yes I hate fascism? And the Patriot Act? And I think Cap’s political position is largely wrong in CW though I understand why, as the plot is manipulated, he fights? These things are not incompatible?

I get what you’re saying, but I’m responding to the quote as written and many, *many* other posts and comics CW itself, which initially sets up the problem as a constitutional legal problem of supers as American citizens whose identities allow them to avoid legal repercussions and prosecution and that’s constitutionally unacceptable under the law. Once that actually gets stated, there’s a problem.  

I’m not talking about the Patriot Act here, which I abhor, because it wasn’t part of the quote or what I was responding to, and I think the CW treatment of post-9/11 politics was really terrible, tone-deaf, and inconsistent in its understanding of xenophobia** and power dynamics. 

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Witchy Tip #3 - Preparing For Retrograde

Schedules for the retrograde of certain planets can be found online - quite often coming with tips and instructions on “damage control” on the their impact. These are often mundane actions and precautions, which I find quite strange considering retrograde is a spiritual matter.

Are there no witchy solutions to retrograde?

Of course there are! Remember, where the rest of the world sees a wall, we see a window.


The idea behind retrograde isn’t that the planet in retrograde itself is malfunctioning (duh), it’s just that its influence on our planet arrives in reverse. The clear solution to that would be to somehow acquire the planet’s energy in direct revolution.

How? We will be dealing with three methods:

  1. Bubble Method - before retrograde pre-shadow
  2. Talisman - before retrograde pre-shadow
  3. Energy Correction - during retrograde

1. Bubble Method
This involves gathering the energy from the planet which retrograde you’re preparing for and creating a bubble to protect yourself, a place or an object from the reverse influence.

Gather the direct energy from the planet with whatever means you choose - energy manipulation, visualization, ritual, chant, etc. Then, create a bubble around the thing you want to protect from retrograde. You may want to do this on your computers, phones, writing and drawing instruments and mouth during Mercury retrograde, for example.

2. Talisman
Create a talisman of the planet which retrograde you’re preparing for. Draw the symbol of the planet, sigilize its name, etc. Charge it with the energy from the planet while in direct. Try to pack as much energy as you can into the talisman. Keep it on your person for the duration of the retrograde and its post-shadow. At times when you need it most, hold on to it and draw power from it.

3. Energy Correction
For this method, we will be dealing with the retrograde energy directly.

Think of the energy coming from planets as gargantuan clouds of energy that actually comprise of tiny particles of energy spinning in a certain direction. When they are direct, they spin deosil (for example - no one knows for sure). And, when they are in retrograde, they spin widdershins, instead.

What you would want to do, then, is to manually spin these particles in the opposite direction - from retrograde to direct. Feel your environment - get a broad grip on the influence as a whole. Then, like a camera coming into focus, begin to notice the countless particles of the planet’s energy. Feel them slowing to a complete stop, and then spinning in the opposite direction. You should feel a sense of “correctness” or comfort from this. You can do this on individual objects or even people.

If you need some guides on developing your energy manipulation skills for this method, I strongly suggest @windvexer‘s articles.


Notes:

  • Some people find that retrogrades are actually helpful in that they provide the challenge necessary to improve in those areas. They believe that Mercury retrograde may force us to become more careful, and therefore better communicators. Venus retrograde may reveal the relationships that may in fact be duplicitous or harmful. When deciding whether to use these solutions or not, exercise discretion. There may be times wherein you just cannot deal with any more spiritual adversity. These solutions are for those times.
  • Know that Jupiter and Saturn, instead of their influences reversing, they are emphasized and amplified during retrograde. This guide may still be helpful for Saturn retrograde and even Jupiter retrograde if you’re masochistic.
  • How do I know these solutions work? Bitch have you read this article this article is bomb af get on my level hon bon when ya gon get these slay-ass-even-during-Mercury-retrograde writing skills boooooooo?

There you have it! You are now a strong, independent witch that don’t need no retrograde.

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Family Differences

((This is a shorter drabble I thought of a few nights ago when I got thinking about how people are related to their families in other timelines.))

Danny drifted past shelves lined with books and papers. He had thought everything would be old, but aside from the random bits of parchment here and there, everything looked new. From what he could read from the bits that were in English, they covered everything from theories on the big bang to the American Revolution, from the discovery of physics to new discoveries in biology and ghost mechanics. Clockwork had interesting stuff on his shelves.

As Danny aimlessly floated by, he suddenly noticed one book was apparently missing from the shelf. Danny glanced down and noticed a book on the floor a few feet below him. It was open. When he flew down, he saw it was open to a page showing what looked like a black ball weighing down a web. He closed it. The old blue cover read Black Holes: An Extensive Guide on How They Manipulate Space and Gravity.

Why did Clockwork have that kind of book? He was the master of time, not space.

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Warrior Cats and their Supernatural Abilities

Goosefeather: medium; speaks to the dead in the waking world
Yellowfang: empath; feels the pain of others in her vicinity
Firestar: precognition; warned of the future in dreams
Squirrelflight/Leafpool: twin telepathy; senses feelings and surroundings of the other
Cinderpelt: reincarnation; temporarily shares a spirit with her namesake Cinderheart
Lionblaze: invincibility; unable to be beaten in battle
Jayfeather: dream manipulation; able to enter or guide others in the dream world
Dovewing: clairaudience and clairvoyance; can see and hear events from large distances away

In order:

  • Yes to both. However, positive influence in these cases would likely be better than outright manipulation. In terms of overcoming addiction, getting the addict to want to quit massively increases their chances of doing so; if it’s at all possible, start with that. For the child, encouragement, education, and reward ought to do the trick. 
  • Ta.
  • That wholly depends on your personal definition of ‘appropriate’, and I’m not delving into semantics. Personally, I say it’s appropriate whenever I’m getting something out of it. Others may argue it’s only appropriate when it has a positive outcome for all involved.
  • And that’s why the example you gave is classified as compromise and doesn’t necessarily mean you’ve been manipulated. Again, we could go into what 'manipulation’ really means, but I’ve neither the time nor the patience.

JM

One-Stop Shop For Classes

Since I first went into detail about various classes, I’ve learned a lot more about what I believe they do. So here is a quick guide on all of them just so I can reference this now.

The Mage learns from hard experience at the hands of their aspect and uses their ingrained knowledge of their aspect to act. They are the active counterpart to Seer and invert to Heir. Their verb would be “To Learn”.

The Seer gains knowledge through insight and uses their knowledge of their aspect to advise and guide others in matters of their aspect. They are the passive counterpart to Mage and invert to Witch. Their verb would be “To Guide”.

The Witch actively manipulates their aspect and changes it on the large scale to suit their wishes. They are the active counterpart to Heir and invert to Seer. Their verb would be “To Change”.

The Heir inspires their aspect in others, surrounds themselves with their aspect, and eventually grows to become their aspect. They are the passive counterpart to Witch and invert to Mage. Their verb would be “To Inspire”.

The Maid creates their aspect on the large scale, and ensures that their aspect is tidied up, so to speak. They are the active counterpart to Sylph and invert to Bard. Their verb would be “To Purify”.

The Sylph heals their aspect in others, and heal using the powers of their aspect. They are the passive counterpart to Maid and invert to Prince. Their verb would be “To Heal”.

The Prince destroys their aspect directly, destroys directly with their aspect, and, if healthy, destroys the bad parts of their aspect to ensure that it stays good. They are the active counterpart to Bard and invert to Sylph. Their verb would be “To Destroy”.

The Bard corrupts and distorts their aspect, acting as agents of chaos throughout the multiverse. They are the passive counterpart to Prince and invert to Maid. Their verb would be “To Corrupt”.

The Knight exploits their aspect as their weapon, uses their aspect for any purpose they need it to, and uses their might to protect their team. They are the active counterpart to Page and invert to Rogue. Their verb would be “To Utilize”.

The Page allows others to use their aspect, and eventually grows to become a living supply of their aspect. They are the passive counterpart to Knight and invert to Thief. Their verb would be “To Give”.

The Thief takes their aspect from others and from the universe itself, and uses their stolen aspect for their own gain. They are the active counterpart to Rogue and invert to Page. Their verb would be “To Take”.

The Rogue takes their aspect and gives their aspect in equal measure, and ensures the balance is correct. They are the passive counterpart to Thief and invert to Knight. Their verb would be “To Distribute”.

Hope this helps!

I need a Petyr Baelish Textbook

Like,

-How I Became The Most Poweful Man In King’s Landing: An Introduction To Building a Business

-Dirty Work: Intermediate Human Manipulation

-Politics and Religion: A Guide To The Small Council

-Large Scale Economics: A Master of Coin’s Perspective

BONUS TITLE

-From Navel To Collarbone: Overcoming Obstacles

anonymous asked:

So, I see a lot of people are mentioning how weird it was that Fitz came out of the Framework and didn't saying anything about Jemma. Do you think there's a possibility that AIDA somehow made him forgot about Jemma entirely? I might be reaching, but her grasp of him was very strong and she brainwashed him to hell, so I don't think it's crazy to believe some of that is still affecting him in the real world.

Hi Anon!

One thing we have to remember is we didn’t not see Fitz actually wake up wake up like we did Coulson and May.  We weren’t “there” when he actually opened his eyes so for all we know, and can head canon, is that the first thing he did when he woke up was scream Jemma’s name.  

The poor guy was simply overwhelmed with everything.  Two lifetimes of memories.  The weight of what he had been forced to do.   He remembered May, Coulson, and Mace so there is no way he forget Jemma.  

We also had such limited time for that scene and I feel the main purpose of it was to make sure we the Audience knew that it was Fitz that woke up, not the Doctor.  Show us there was some form of control and lingering effects from the Framework.  For me it was very clear he didn’t react how Ophelia wanted and that was part of why she simply grabbed him and ran.

I agree, with the level of control and manipulation she had on him in the Framework there has to be fall out in the real world.  The level of love and intensity of it that FItz has for Jemma AIDA twisted for The Doctor to have for Ophelis and he has to work out what is real and what is not real as he continues to wake up from that nightmare.  

The BIG thing we need to remember is that Fitz didn’t have a Choice in the Framework.  His entire life in there was carefully guided and manipulated by AIDA to get him right where she wanted him.  But now they are back in the real world and just as Ophelia has free will…SO DOES FITZ AGAIN.  He’s going to fight back now, she’s not going to like it 

✨☕️ Tarot Card Meanings: Cups ☕️✨

🍷 Ace of Cups: love, new beginnings, friendship, excitement, relationships, promises, being generous with your time, self-confidence

🍷Two of Cups: connection, attraction, intimacy, close relationships, emotions, remembering who you are and what you believe in, hopeful for forever

🍷Three of Cups: friendship, celebration, party, no work, unwinding, keeping your heart open, confidence, love

🍷 Four of Cups: Apathy, waste, taking things for granted, self-absorption, relationships not being tended to

🍷 Five of Cups: loss, solitude, sadness, grief, parting ways, trapped in regret, pulling your eyes away from the past and fixing them on the future, moving on

🍷 Six of Cups: nostalgia, childhood, revisitation, no pain, being grateful for the life you’ve lived so far, moving forward, wonder, old memories, innocent enthusiasm, experience

🍷 Seven of Cups: choices, temptations, options, wishful thinking, imagined possibilities

🍷 Eight of Cups: stagnation, moving, dissatisfaction, reflection, established relationships not satisfying, needing a wind of change, emotional situation not working for you

🍷 Nine of Cups: bliss, fulfillment, pleasure, happiness, joy, wonder, dreams coming true, content, things getting better, optimism, possibilities, strong relationships

🍷 Ten of Cups: joy, peace, family, happiness, making great memories, living in the moment

🍷 Page of Cups: child-like, emotions, innocence, delight, dreams, goodness, diehard romantic, youth, openness

🍷 Knight of Cups: whimsy, dreaming, romantic, emotions, flirty, sensitive, idealistic, head in the clouds, moving slowly, making decisions with your heart, being too unrealistic

🍷Queen of Cups: spirituality, otherness, mystery, artistic, dreamy, subconscious, psychic, watching, mirroring, being deeply interested in the affairs of others, giving advice, secrets, wisdom, being a guide

🍷 King of Cups: calm, counselor, listener, manipulation, patience, speaking in fair tones, keeping your emotions under tight check

The lodge guided Dale towards the machines it had apparently manipulated into giving jackpots–he saw a vision of it hovering where he was intended to go. So… was it intentionally giving him the money to pay back Dougie’s debt?

MIKE told us that either Dale or The Doppleganger must die. If The Doppleganger manufactured Dougie to go into the lodge for him, it’d stand to reason he arranged his life so he’d have this hit on him, as well. The assassins say the job was supposed to be done the day the switch was made. If things had gone according to plan, Dale would have been murdered right after leaving the lodge–leaving The Doppleganger as the only game in town.

It seems like the other lodge spirits want to help Dale–we see that owl hovering over Dougie’s house. Keeping an eye on him. MIKE keeps speaking to him, and guides him. The Arm is positively full of exposition and advice. Perhaps they’re trying to reign in BOB, and to balance whatever The Doppleganger has upended by flouting their rules. 

And so they make sure Dale had money to pay off the killers sent after him. He’ll probably be running into more of that supernatural interference as he fumbles his way towards Twin Peaks.

Zero Sum Class Fusions

My ideas of what fusions of what the Active-Passive Pairs of Classpects would be, since I’ve seen plenty Aspect Fusions but the closest thing to a Class Fusion I’ve seen was a reference to Davepetasprite^2 being the Renegade of Rhythm. 

  • Thief + Rogue = Clerk: Redistributes their aspect to the advantage of the entire team.
  • Seer + Mage = Sage: Knows everything about their aspect and uses that information to achieve their goals and the goals of the team.
  • Maid + Sylph = Aide: Maintains their Aspect’s presence and their allies through their aspect, and uses their aspect to perpetuate said aspect.
  • Knight + Page = Guard: Passively and Actively exploits their Aspect, and equips the entire team with their Aspect.
  • Prince + Bard = Scourge: Destroy and Invite destruction with and of their Aspect as it suits them.
  • Witch + Heir: Guide: Manipulate, be protected by, and create changes in their Aspect via becoming said aspect.
  • Lord + Muse: Crown: One who administrates and encourages their Aspect.

Bonus

  • All Non Master Classes: Lead: One who takes action using their Aspect.
  • All Classes: Dream: One who has become so entwined with their Aspect it is now impossible to distinguish where the Aspect ends and their Will begins.