So, the places on Tiamat’s body where she was pierced by the chain anchors of her Allagan bindings have “bled” purple crystals.

Consider the implications of this. Consider the purple crystal formations all over the Delta Quadrant around her.

Consider also:

From the moogle quests in the area, we also know that Tharl Oom Khash was home to Ratatoskr’s brood. Combined with the information from this sightseeing log entry, there is a heavy implication that the location is where the Knights Twelve, led by Thordan, killed Ratatoskr.

The Aery, too, is covered in similar purple crystals. Though Nidhogg wasn’t killed, he was badly wounded and left for dead when the Knights took his eyes, and Tiamat shows that a dragon needn’t be fully dead to “bleed” crystal- a solidified form of their aether. For that matter, Midgardsormr shows that. Just as Nidhogg survived certain death in dormancy, so did he- in the middle of a wasteland blanketed in crystals caused by his own fall. It wasn’t the ceruleum exploding that made all of the crystals in Mor Dhona- they’re Midgardsormr’s aether, a considerably more vast quantity.

The corrupted crystal formations from the Calamity were also the leavings of dying dragon, admittedly in primal form.

-= Aerith is legit the best FF main heroine ever. =-

Aerith was designed by Tetsuya Nomura with influence from director and scenario writer Yoshinori Kitase and Hironobu Sakaguchi. Yoshitaka Amano created conceptual artwork of Aerith for Final Fantasy VII, which also influenced her design. Her long dress was designed to appear ladylike and as a contrast to Tifa Lockhart’s miniskirt. Making Aerith’s dress with polygons was difficult at the time, but Nomura believed that thinking about how to make it move naturally would lead to improvement of skills and rendering.[5] Her green eyes were meant to symbolize nature and also served as another contrast to Tifa’s.

Aerith was, along with Cloud and Barret, one of the first three playable characters designed for Final Fantasy VII before more were added. An early demo of Final Fantasy VII includes Aeris in the attack on the Sector 5 Reactor with Cloud and Barret, but she does not appear outside of battle and does not speak. During early plans for the game Aerith was to have the Geomancer job class. Though the final product has no job system, Aerith’s Limit Breaks manifest as her drawing power from the earth, a typical trait of Geomancers.

Aeris during the reactor attack in an early demo version ofFinal Fantasy VII.

In the original development materials it is stated the DNA of her mother Ifalna, not Jenova, would have been used to create SOLDIER members, and Aerith herself would have been cheerful but naive regarding men, having never been in a relationship. In a subplot that was cut from the final game, Aerith would tell Cloud stories about a nameless SOLDIER who used to buy flowers from her years ago whom she fell in love with, but her feelings were unrequited. Cloud would have deduced the unnamed SOLDIER was Sephiroth, and would have gone out of his way to hide evidence of Sephiroth’s true character from Aerith to avoid shattering her idealized vision of him. At an earlier point in development, it was considered that Sephiroth and Aerith would be brother and sister, a connection that was intended to be hinted at through their similar hairstyles. This was changed to Sephiroth being Aerith’s former love, and then dropped.[6] Tifa would also have told Aerith the truth about Cloud and theNibelheim Incident, including Zack’s presence there when the village was destroyed.

Though he has made humorous remarks to the contrary, Tetsuya Nomura has stated that Aerith’s death was always planned to be part of the plot, even when she, Cloud and Barret were the only planned characters. In an interview with Electronic Gaming Monthly, Nomura stated the following:

We knew even in the early concept stage that one character would have to die. But we only had three to choose from. I mean, Cloud’s the main character, so you can’t really kill him. And Barret… well, that’s maybe too obvious. But we had to pick between Aerith and Barret. We debated this for a long time, but in the end decided to sacrifice Aerith… In the previous FF games, it became almost a signature theme for one character to sacrifice him or herself, and often it was a similar character type from game to game, kind of a brave, last-man-standing, Barret-type character. So everyone expected that. And I think that death should be something sudden and unexpected, and Aerith’s death seemed more natural and realistic. Now, when I reflect on Final Fantasy VII, the fact that fans were so offended by her sudden death probably means that we were successful with her character. If fans had simply accepted her death, that would have meant she wasn’t an effective character.


Aerith’s appearance in the original and Complete versions of Advent Children.

When discussing the making of Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children, co-director Takeshi Nozue has said that Aerith’s appearance was designed with particular detail, as it was believed fans would pay close attention to her when she appeared. Tetsuya Nomura stated they knew from the beginning they would not show her face until the final scenes, and when her face was finally revealed, he thought she looked “cuter than ever.” In the final scenes where Aerith turns to face Cloud in Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Complete, her facial structure is redesigned from its previous appearance, in addition to having sharper graphics from the film’s different format.

The members of AVALANCHE wearing pink ribbons in memory of her was an added detail when it was noticed no one mentioned Aerith’s name in the film, and that if she was not going to be mentioned in dialogue there should be visual indication that AVALANCHE remembers her.

In original concepts for Aerith’s appearance to Cloud in a vision at the Forgotten Capital, the plan was for Aerith to appear on the back of Cloud’s motorcycle and ride with him as they spoke. Motion capture for the sequence was done, but the scene was discarded when the development staff felt it would look too much like a ghost looming over Cloud’s shoulder.

just assume everything in this post is a spoiler.

“But tinolqa!” you may be saying, after reading this post. “How could Haldrath and the Companions have had their battle with Nidhogg in the Aery? They wouldn’t have been able to GET there!”

Consider the following:

One: The architecture throughout all the Churning Mists that’s not of moogle origin is identical to the Anyx Trine/Avalonia Fallen area in the Dravanian Forelands.

Two: The slopes of Sohm Al itself are unusually bare. Almost scraped bare.

Three: We know the Allagans had the power to make land float in the sky.

Four: There are little bits of allag in the Aery.

anonymous asked:

Can we see some older tide screenshots?

Hey! Kaylir here! What kind of old screenshots are we talkin’ here? We got 6 years of history and I alone probably have over 500 screenshots for the Tide! YOU KNOW WHAT NEVER MIND I’M GOING TO SHOW  YOU ALL OF MY FAVOURITES.

Ah yes. A classic screenshot form the days Tide was on Moonguard and my main was Seara. Here we see the origination of the joke “Rot Bukkits” between the original Tidelings. We used to do ICC when it was the top tier raid, and I was extremely tired after a long night of studying for a college exam. I wanted to make sure everyone had their rocket packs before ship and it turned out I had said rot bukkits instead. They never let me live that down….

This was a scene from the original group that started out on Wyrmrest Accord after we had just moved. Kaylir was unfortunate enough to walk in on a tavern night at their base on Aerie Peak to find everyone naked and extremely intoxicated. She swiftly left.

Probably one of my favourite screenshots from our Winterspring expedition, which oddly enough, was the first expedition I left up solely to my officers at the time to plan.

O-Oh gosh. You made me find a screenshot from our very first expedition after we had moved to Wyrmrest Accord. The feels. I’m gonna need a moment here. 

That’s all for now, but I hope that satisfies your curiousity! Ff you want any more old screenshots, just send an ask my way! I’ve got plenty of them. 

Having a super bad body day. Took today to kind of chill and get stuff done and try not to feel so poopy anymore. Also, I just bought a ton of undies from Aerie, so there’s that too.

A year and a half ago, American Eagle’s lingerie line, Aerie, stopped retouching, airbrushing, and Photoshopping the models in its ads. The fashion line also quit hiring girls with supermodel bodies in favor of those with natural-looking figures. If the models had any tattoos, beauty marks, or blemishes those would now remain visible, too. These changes helped Aerie’s sales jump 10 percent.

Caracteres Spirituum Elementarium: Ignis, Aqua, Terra et Aeris (Symbols for Elementary Spirits: Fire, Water, Earth and Air), “Compendium rarissimum totius Artis Magicae sistematisatae per celeberrimos Artis hujus Magistros”, 1775.


Patchface had come to them as a boy. Lord Steffon of cherished memory had found him in Volantis, across the narrow sea. The king–the old king, Aerys II Targaryen, who had not been quite so mad in those days–had sent his lordship to seek a bride for Prince Rhaegar, who had no sisters to wed. “We have found the most splendid fool,” he wrote Cressen, a fortnight before he was to return home from his fruitless mission. “Only a boy, yet nimble as a monkey and witty as a dozen courtiers. He juggles and riddles and does magic, and he can sing prettily in four tongues. We have bought his freedom and hope to bring him home with us. Robert will be delighted with him, and perhaps in time he will even teach Stannis how to laugh.” (A Clash of Kings)

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I’ve decided I’m going to start documenting my OOTDs! I spent years of my life feeling like I had limitations to what I was allowed to wear because of my size, and I’m finally starting to feel confident enough in my skin to play around with fashion! I want to share my journey with you all. So here’s my first ever plus size OOTD!

Shirt: Aerie

Skirt: Forever 21+

Hat: H&M