aim at heaven

Cernnunos and Anu (A Binding on Ichor)

Originally posted by funkychickenburger

Pairing: Ivar X Reader

Word Count: 2300

Warnings: Did I go too far on the uwu? Probably definitely. Do I regret it?

@superanonymousreader @heathen-army

-The Morrígna- -Odin- -Cernnunos- and -Anu-

As the Wicker Man is nearly finished, you ask Ivar if he would take your place in drinking the elixir of the Gods. As the great effigy burns, what the Gods show him, Ivar could never have prepared for.

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There is a belief still widely kept that the observable universe is held together in the jaws of a serpent.
Imagine it: great raking coils moving thick as oil over the surface of everything—
the surface of you.
When it’s hot out, and you’re real tired, and maybe you’ve just had a crying fit or scraped your knees—
you can see it, wide as a church door or the gap under your bed.
There are monsters out there. So many that they blur over time. You start believing in ghosts, start believing in god and the power of crystals and all sorts of things that wind up
buried in your herb garden or tucked into a pillowcase and forgotten
in the same way you forget what you said and what was said to you.
It’s a stretch to let yourself become the sum of every telescope aimed at your heavens—
at your hells. It’s a stretch to be forgiven, to be seen,
except through the screen doors and gold silks of all you desired for yourself
once upon a time.
Some say, when pretending to be brave, that there is nothing beyond the self.
It’s tempting.
Tempting like a tail curls around the idea of an apple
and finds fangs wrapped in lips soft from the rotting and the
effort and the want for more.
Tempting to devour void upon void because there will always, always be more.
Always more hollow logs; more damp tinder; more empty mugs.
If there is a snake draped across all of space and time, it must get hungry too, heaving itself through fields of bright gaseous matter. It must be easy to slip whole species through the gaps in
those teeth.
You see, like the way a night unzips itself for you in a roar, like
all your gems spread in a tarnish across your bed,
that there is a tender want for absence in every gap you fill. You are a soft decline,
waltzing down a string of moons towards polished woods
waiting to embrace everything you are,
expanding as a star.
There is a blankness to your desperate breath, crawling with words as it is,
and it is patient and long as the dawn.
It is inconsolable, it is the most infectious thing you’ve ever seen,
and it is beautiful to behold:
the deep, dark sleep you breed in the midst of things—
loud as history,
big as light,
careful as searching scales over an endless sight.
—  autobiography by charlie quinn

anonymous asked:

Hilary!! Can you write something with Gaby in it? Maybe some Gaby + Lucifer or Gaby + Chloe interaction a la your recent Luci + Az/ Az + Chloe drabbles? xoxo

Gabrielle, Messenger of the Lord, sometimes feels as if she is the only one of her family who takes the damn job seriously.

Gabrielle, or Gabriel as she is more often known because men are dicks and have to have everything Be About Them, or Gaby to her siblings, is what you almost might consider the well-adjusted one of the bunch. She has no particular aims to overthrow heaven, or leave home permanently, or kick up a fuss with her parents, or run off to the human world and shack up with a bunch of mortals, or otherwise be a pain in the celestial posterior. And no, she’s not looking at one of her brothers in particular in regard to all of this. Definitely not.

… all right, yes. She is. She is absolutely looking at said one brother. Very hard.

Gaby’s older sister, Azrael, is not the warm and cuddly type, though the two of them have always had a unique relationship among the number of idiot brothers they’ve been stuck with. Azrael’s twin, Sariel, is sometimes a sister and sometimes a brother and sometimes neither, depending on what they feel like that day (or that age) – they are better known as Metatron, and wisdom is fixed in neither neat box. Sometimes Gabrielle wishes she could just go down and inform the world that yes, angels are also genderqueer and it is a thing, and they should just get over it and move on with their lives. It feels like it would make the lives of some marginalized humans a whole lot easier.

That, however, is the one part of her job that she struggles with. She can’t just appear and tell them everything. One of Dad’s rules. 

Gaby isn’t always sure the Big Guy knows best, but she tries.

Finding herself paying a visit to the aforementioned particularly troublesome brother was – well. 

Not in the program.

“Gaby?” Lucifer Morningstar goggles at the tall, statuesque, beautiful Nordic-looking blonde, who is having to bat off drooling admirers from every side. You don’t exactly expect to see your archangel sister in your nightclub, fancy as it might be, though the faint glow that emanates from her skin gives her an even more unearthly radiance. “The bloody hell are you doing here?”

“Nice to see you too, Sam.” She smiles faintly, even as he flinches. She has nothing against his new name (well, new relatively speaking). “We need to talk about Chloe.”

He tenses further. “Rather not. Especially if it’s about Dad and how he especially put her in my path to – ”

“Isn’t it just like you to think that everything is about you?” Gabrielle loves her brother, but he’s a colossal idiot. “Chloe’s destiny – the reason she was made – has nothing to do with you. That’s why I’m here.”

That, to say the least, causes Lucifer to look as if someone has thrown a brick into his face. He opens and shuts his mouth, completely flummoxed. Some drunkard comes reeling up to Gaby, starting a bad pickup line, and she flips him aside without turning a hair, eyes still on her brother. “So do you want to help the detective, or is this going to be detrimental to your aims of sitting around and brooding about how life is unfair?”

“But she – ” Lucifer is still agog. “Well, of course Dad made her for some sick little purpose, some twisted game of his, if it wasn’t just to make me look like a prat! I’m not going to let Chloe be turned into one of his marching drummer boys – or girl, if you will! I am not going to let it!”

Gaby regards him with an arched eyebrow. Then she sighs.

“Miracle children always have a certain destiny,” she says quietly. “I’ve had to watch it many times. Do you want to know or not? What she’s up against?”

Lucifer’s face goes grey. He runs a hand through his hair, turns away on his heel, wants to tell her to go up in a puff of brimstone (though that would seem to be rather more his affair) but he doesn’t. He struggles to find the words.

“Fine,” he says at last, swallowing hard. “Tell me. Then find a nice human and distract yourself while you’re here, eh, sis? Nice square-jawed one over there.”

It’s true. He’s very square-jawed. But Gaby isn’t terribly interested. The lovely girl in the glittery-green dress, now – that’s more her style.

Transcript: Kill la Kill’s Episode Previews

All of Senketsu’s episode previews under the cut!

Some notes:

  • I’ve included the short previews, the English dub of the short previews, and the longer web previews.

  • The DVDs cleaned up the subtitles of the previews a bit. I changed these accordingly when I could, meaning that the video links may not match up exactly with what’s written here. The official subtitles could never seem to decide if it’s “Kill la Kill,” KILL la KILL,” or “Kill La Kill,” though; I decided to keep it as “Kill la Kill” for the sake of consistency.

And interesting tidbits/fun stuff:

  • Senketsu narrates these even after he’s dead.

  • He likes to bring up romance, doing so in the previews for episodes 10, 11, 12, and 14. In episode 10′s preview, he says that “to be skilled at analysis is to be skilled at love!” This, coming from Senketsu, who loves to analyze things (and particularly Ryuko)? As a final note here, he also shows interest in the ladies of Honnouji Academy, calling Satsuki “beautiful” in the episode 3 web preview and wondering who among them is “his type” in the web preview for episode 11.

  • The idea of youth is also a recurring theme, coming up in the previews for episodes 12, 13, and 14. Personally, I’ve never been keen on the reading of Senketsu as a mentor/father figure, and episode 13′s previews seem to support that. In them, Senketsu admits that he, too, is as immature as a lot of the cast.

  • Senketsu does clearly want Ryuko to succeed even early on, getting frantic in the episode 3 web preview because she’s not wearing him right.

  • Senketsu’s descriptions of Uzu are pretty funny. “A man with so many titles that introducing him has taken up this entire preview!”

  • In the episode 7 previews, Senketsu refers to Ryuko as a “freeloader” living in the Mankanshoku home, but doesn’t make any mention of himself living there as well.

  • When speaking of Gamagoori, Senketsu starts out seeming to respect him, admiring his loyalty. But once we ge to the episode 9 previews, Senketsu refers to him as a “two-stage pervert!” who “doesn’t think of himself as a pervert!” In the extended preview for the episode, Senketsu is baffled/horrified by Gamagoori’s way of fighting. Senketsu also shows himself to be a fan of wordplay here…

  • At the Complete Script Book Event, it was mentioned that Senketsu was so happy when Ryuko gave him a name that he wrote it on his tag himself. In episode 15′s web preview, I just can’t help but think of that when he’s proudly shouting out his name a bajillion times…

  • Senketsu describes his relationship with Ryuko as “You scratch my lapels, I scratch yours!” in the short episode 17 preview. In episode 20′s web preview, he says he’s “[sinking] into depression” after she leaves him.

  • The English dub for episode 18′s preview is a little interesting in that it has Senketsu drawing a comparison between himself and Junketsu that wasn’t especially there before, talking about “the girls who fight in living clothes.”

  • I have no idea what Senketsu’s talking about in the episode 21 previews.

  • Just… the previews for episode 24.

And that’s all! Hope you enjoy these–I certainly find them fun!

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Sadly we tend to see sins to a certain scale. Cursing is bad but not too bad, drugs are bad, lying isn’t too bad at certain times, getting drunk is bad, divorce is not so bad, homosexuality is bad, murder is bad, cheating is only bad if someone is doing it to us, pornography isn’t all that bad and so on.

There is only one scale which God sees sins. They are ALL bad.

Matthew 22:34-40
When the Pharisees heard that He had silenced the Sadducees, they came together. And one of them, an expert in the law, asked a question to test Him: “Teacher, which command in the law is the greatest?”

He said to him, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and most important command. The second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and the Prophets depend on these two commands.”

The Rabbis at that time had a list of 613 commandments of the law; and distinguished them into the greater and lesser commandments. These “lesser” commandments were usually neglected or violated with little or no guilt. By asking our Lord “which is the most important commandment in the law of Moses?“ the Pharisees were hoping Jesus would choose only a few of these 613 different commandments, as it was usual for Rabbis to do, hence the Pharisees would be able to hypocritically tell the people that Jesus was teaching to neglect certain areas of the law. Perfectly understanding the essence of the law, Jesus had no difficulty answering that question. Instead of promoting one command over another, Jesus defined the law in its core principles: love the LORD with everything you have, and you must also love your neighbor as yourself. To love God mean we must respect all aspects of His Word, not just some parts.

We are human and we aren’t perfect. We make mistakes and we’ll learn from them (hopefully). We have a perfect manual on how to live our lives while we are alive, which is God’s Word. Within His Word we have all we need. It shows us everything which draw us away from the Lord, hence everything that should be avoided. It shows us how we are to live and how we are to behave. We are to be faithful and loving as Christ was.

We tend to be like the Pharisees of Jesus’ day, with that same thinking of lesser and greater sins but the truth is that absolutely all sin is bad. It never ceases to amaze me how people try to convince themselves that their sin is unimportant. As Billy Graham said, "whether our sins are relatively small or great, they will place us in Hell, apart from God’s grace.”

We will always sin while on this earth but we are never to think it’s okay to live that way. Aspire to be better. Aim for Heaven. Always repent of your sins and never go on living unrepentant lives for that kind of life shows you simply don’t love our LORD. Don’t live a life which is unbecoming of a follower of Christ. We must always keep aiming for holiness, even though we’ll mess up. Don’t settle for mediocrity. If we don’t even aim to be holy, and just settle on being a sinner, how much more of a sinner will we be?

1 Peter 1:16
For the Scriptures say, “You must be holy because I am holy.”


Through the gates of hell
As we make our way to heaven
Through the Nazi lines
Primo victoria

We’ve been training for years
Now we’re ready to strike
As the great operation begins
We’re the first wave on the shore
We’re the first ones to fall
Yet soldiers have fallen before

In the dawn they will pay
With their lives as the price
History’s written today
In this burning inferno
Know that nothing remains
As our forces advance on the beach

Aiming for heaven though serving in hell
Victory is ours their forces will fall

Through the gates of hell
As we make our way to heaven
Through the Nazi lines
Primo victoria

On the 6th of June
On the shores of western Europe 1944
D-day upon us

We’ve been here before
Used to this kind of war
Crossfire grind through the sand
Our orders were easy
It’s kill or be killed
Blood on both sides will be spilled

In the dawn they will pay
With their lives as the price
History’s written today
Now that we are at war
With the axis again
This time we know what will come

Aiming for heaven though serving in hell
Victory is ours their forces will fall

Through the gates of hell
As we make our way to heaven
Through the Nazi lines
Primo victoria

On 6th of June
On the shores of western Europe 1944
D-day upon us

6th of June 1944
Allies are turning the war
Normandy state of anarchy

Aiming for heaven though serving in hell
Victory is ours their forces will fall

Through the gates of hell
As we make our way to heaven
Through the Nazi lines
Primo victoria

On 6th of June
On the shores of western Europe 1944
D-day upon us

Through the gates of hell
As we make our way to heaven
Through the Nazi lines
Primo victoria

On 6th of June
On the shores of western Europe 1944
Primo victoria

anonymous asked:

Coucou Margaux! Je vais bientôt à Chiangmai et voulait savoir quels restaurants et plats, activités, endroits culturels (temples etc.) et endroits où acheter des fruits et légumes bon marché tu conseilles? Merci pour ton aide!! et merci du temps que tu prends pour toujours aider tout le monde xx

Mes Restaurants préférés:
Imm Aim
May Kaidees
Taste From Heaven

Mes Plats préférés:
Tom Yum Soup
Curry in a coconut (Taste from Heaven)
Mango Sticky Rice
Som Tam (Papaya Salad)

Activités/ Temples: 
Elephant Nature Park
Saturday Walking Street
Fait des marches à Doi Suthep et Doi Pui (les montagnes)
Wat Umong (temple souterrain)
Wat Phra That
Wat Chedi Luang
(Il y a tellement de temples, mais voici mes préfèrés, promène toi dans la vielle ville, c’est comme les pharmacies en france, il y en a tout les 100 mètres haha )

Muang Mai
Talat Somphet
- pareil pour les marchés il y en a partout dans les rues!

et merci c’est très gentil :) Bon voyage!! xx

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Alone, the young magician
Sought eternity
He would not allow for his existence
To be so trivial that it would someday be forgotten…

Because he came to desire it far too much,
He could not bear the thought of losing it
And his dream became a stairway of anguish
How easy would it be to fall?
Even if he does not see light beyond the staircase,
He continues to ascend, aiming for the heavens…

A voice without form whispers to him
“You cannot obtain anything that cannot be lost.”
To him who covers his ears it whispers
“What do you want with eternity?”

His pure feeling changed into madness
And eventually he became involved in forbidden things
Voices other than his own controlled him
As he was ascending the staircase,
Step by step, he begins to fall…

A burning kiss and a frozen kiss
Space and time, which have lost all order,
Beckon him to eternity…

A voice without form whispers to him
“The eternity you desired was ‘destruction.’”
But the voice never reached him…

Bewitched Sunshine

@framby asked : sooo your kid hates my kid AU + sterek?

“Avenge me, father!”

Stiles looks up from the cutting board like a deer caught in the headlights of a car. Joe doesn’t have his dramatic tendencies, usually.

But kudos on the entrance, kiddo.

Joseph runs into the kitchen, sending his backpack flying across the floor and Stiles simply cocks one eyebrow at him before his son goes to pick it up with a properly chastised expression on his face—the same pout than he has, with Lydia’s ferocity as a super extra layer—and exaggeratedly goes to put it in a corner.

Stiles nods with a smile and Joe climbs on one of the kitchen chairs, his little feet tapping a rhythm against the middle bar of it. “What needs avenging?” he prompts, returning his attention to the cauliflower he’s cutting—grown-up Mac’n’cheese for dinner, seems appropriate if his baby boy needs his help.

“I hate Hale.”

Stiles snorts. “As you should, you should aim for Heaven.”

Even with his back turned to him, Stiles can hear his son rolling his eyes at him. “Daaaaad,” he groans, and Stiles raises one hand—accidentally, the one holding the knife—to apologize.

“What’s an Hale?”

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So – earlier today @musicalluna proposed this: You know it would be kind of interesting to have a bad guy somehow get a hold of Bruce and hook him up to an elaborate bomb. Obviously if it detonated it probably wouldn’t hurt him, but it could be something set up to hurt the people around him which would be far more terrifying for him anyway. all the avengers getting close and Bruce frantically trying to keep them back. 

As a result, I did this…

Imagine a bad guy/organization implementing “you can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar” philosophy – courting Bruce’s input into a humanitarian effort – bigger than an orphanage Tony could throw money at – more far reaching than a “bond sales” appearance from Steve – something along the lines of a water purification system in impoverished/drought decimated areas.

Imagine Bruce accepting the invitation to inspect the facilities or be there at the ground-breaking with encouragement from the Avengers – they’re practically falling all over themselves with approval and support for Bruce to take part in something outside of the Tower.  And even though it’s “his” thing, they want to participate too.

Imagine that brief, fleeting moment when Bruce allows himself to trust someone outside his small circle.

“If you’ll just stand here, Dr. Banner…no one will come to any harm.”

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anonymous asked:

Do you not think it's irresponsible to give out advice like 'Aim for the heavens and even if you miss you’ll land among the stars.'? For every Carrie Hope Fletcher there are probably thousands of other girls (or boys or whatever) who didn't achieve their dream and didn't have a back-up plan and ended up nowhere. There simply aren't enough jobs for everyone who wants to take that advice to succeed, and you should be aware of that when you give people advice about employment.

My answer to that question wasn’t advice on employment. It was advice on taking chances you may never get again. The quote isn’t mine. I didn’t make that up. There have been wise people on this Earth that have said that and helped many and I’m simply passing on their message. It’s positivity for those who seek it and inspiration for those who need the push to do what they really want to do but feel to scared to and who will ultimately be stuck doing something the don’t want to do. 

I’ve always thought that trying and failing is far better than not bothering to try at all. Therefore, if you reach for the heavens (if you actually try) even if you miss you’ll land among the stars  (even if you fail,you’ll be better off anyway for having bothered in the first place.)

So no. I don’t think it’s irresponsible at all to encourage people to do what they’d be happiest doing. Even if it fails. I’ve failed a hundred times over before I got to Eponine. I encourage everyone else to try and to fail a hundred before they reach their goal to.