It’s been a real dream of mine, since I was a young boy, to be a man. I achieved that when I was 18, but this obviously is the icing on the cake and the true recognition of what it takes to be a man — the highest honor. I’m just going to continue to do manly stuff throughout my life and uphold that title: chopping firewood, wrestling crocodiles, all sorts of manly business.
ViVi Magazine January issue - Kyungsoo cuts, part one
Staff: Full of thoughtfulness; he would go around the staff present, asking them to please share in his chocolate. Always open and in a good mood, but refuses to talk (laughs). He can be quite playful too!
Kyungsoo about other members:
1. Who sleeps the most? Jongin. He has a special ability. It’s like if he’s sitting, he’ll be sleeping.
2. Who eats the most? Baekhyun. Everyone eats well but Baekhyun is building his body lately.
3. The most impatient? Chanyeol. That’s why I have to always ask him slow down. I’d rather be relaxed.
4. The member who burns hottest? Chanyeol. All the members are manly, but Chanyeol is even passionate in his private life.
5. The member who cries most easily? No one lately. The ones who just don’t cry are Jongdae and myself.
6. Who has the best muscles? Baekhyun. He’s been training very hard lately. I’d rather not.
7. Who is the most attentive? Chen is someone who is always concerned and considerate of others. He has a lot to teach.
Mentions by other members:
Xiumin: Who has the best muscles? Everyone but D.O. (laughs). Maybe because he isn’t working out right now but he has a cute tummy, like a little kid’s.
Sehun: Which member is the most organized? D.O. He will often clean up after our messes. It’s in his personality.
Chanyeol: D.O. will sort his apps and worry over details.
Chen: Who is the most attentive? He is very sensitive/detail-oriented and is guaranteed to be looking after others. I am fond.
[Kyungsoo’s voice is…]
Baekhyun: Soft and calming.
Chen: Soft like a cloud.
Suho: Gray because it’s not just deep and warm, but has a clear and young tone too. If it were a food, maybe it’d be ice cream with a sweet topping?
I feel like Newt’s masculinity/bad-ass manlyness is sometimes squashed in this fandom and people often portray him as feminine in fanfiction and klunk so I figured I’d make a list of examples of his bad-assery:
Thomas mentions multiple times throughout the books how strong Newt is
“He (Newt) reached down and helped Thomas to his feet - he was so strong it felt like he could rip Thomas’s arm off.” -TMR pg. 36
“Veins stuck out of his muscled arms” -TMR pg. 9
When Thomas got shot by a launcher Newt casually picked him up and chucked him onto the berg like nbd
he straight-faced suggested to Thomas that he get stung on purpose
“Newt slowly walked over to Minho and stopped in front of him. Then, quick as a striking snake, he punched him in the face. Minho staggered back and slammed into the empty weapons rack.” -TDC pg. 69
He survived the Scorch with a bum leg that probably hurt like hell the whole time
he’s an intense mother fucker don’t tell me otherwise
The black magician cannot use the symbols of white magic without bringing down upon himself the forces of white magic, which would be fatal to his schemes. He must therefore distort the hierograms so that they typify the occult fact that he himself is distorting the principles for which the symbols stand. Black magic is not a fundamental art; it is the misuse of an art. Therefore it has no symbols of its own. It merely takes the emblematic figures of white magic, and by inverting and reversing them signifies that it is left-handed.
Alchemy, the secret art of the land of Khem (Kemet, ancient Egypt), is one of the two oldest sciences know to the world. The other is astrology. The beginnings of both extend back into the obscurity of prehistoric times. According to the earliest records extant, alchemy and astrology were considered as divinely revealed to man so that by their aid he might regain his lost estate.
According to old legends preserved by the Rabbins, the angel at the gate of Eden instructed Adam in the mysteries of the Qabbalah and of alchemy, promising that when the human race had thoroughly mastered the secret wisdom revealed within these inspired arts, the curse of the forbidden fruit would be removed and man might again enter into the Garden of the Lord.
As man took upon himself “coats of skins” (physical bodies) at the time of his fall, so these sacred sciences were brought by him into the lower worlds incarnated in dense vehicles, through which their spiritual transcendental natures could no longer manifest themselves. Therefore they were considered dead or lost.
Manly P. Hall, The Secret Teachings of all Ages.
Image from a 1577 manuscript, The Leaves of Hermes’ Tree
I felt strongly moved to explore the problems of humanity, its origin and destiny, and I spent a number of quiet hours in the New York Public Library tracing the confused course of civilization. With a very few exceptions modern authorities downgraded all systems of idealistic philosophy and the deeper aspects of comparative religion. Translations of classical authors could differ greatly, but in most cases the noblest thoughts were eliminated or denigrated. Those more sincere authors whose knowledge of ancient languages was profound were never included as required reading, and scholarship was based largely upon the acceptance of a sterile materialism.
I finished another look for all my favorite sans’(manly us!sans),
so now u guys can draw them to(but I ask if u can put me in ur description)
Two new sans’ horrortale and Dualitytale.
and us!sans had to get a redraw.
Please acknowledge that not all men have male privilege, not all men are seen as male, not all men are “manly enough” to have male privilege. And some men have life experience as a woman. And some people you assume are male aren’t.
~just a friendly reminder from your neighborhood transgender folk.
While the greatest, minds of the Jewish and Christian worlds have
realized that the Bible is a book of allegories, few seem to have taken
the trouble to investigate its symbols and parables. When Moses
instituted his Mysteries, he is said to have given to a chosen few
initiates certain oral teachings which could never be written but were
to be preserved from one generation to the next by word-of-mouth
transmission. Those instructions were in the form of philosophical keys,
by means of which the allegories were made to reveal their hidden
significance. These mystic keys to their sacred writings were called by
the Jews the Qabbalah (Cabala, Kaballah).
-Manly P. Hall - The Secret Teachings of all Ages
Image: Tree of Life from Syriac New Testament, Vienna 1555