all using the same power set

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MY BALCONY TILES

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I use a 125W Mercury Vapour lamp for attracting night-flying insects. I have the option of taking the light (powered by a gasoline generator) and white sheet out into the wild or simply set the light up on mains power on my balcony at home.

Although the latter is fairly limiting due to often small numbers of attendees and usually the same species, it is significantly more convenient, particularly if the weather is variable. My balcony is tiled (not my choice of design) and although I will often erect a white sheet also, in that environment, many moths settle on the walls and floor.

(NB. I use the light only for photographing night-flying insects. I do not trap or collect specimens.)

You can see all of my images captured at the night light in my Flickr album, Night Light.

by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu'er, Yunnan, China

See more Chinese moths on my Flickr site HERE…..

Shuumatsu no Izetta finale

WE FUCKING FINISHED WITH A BLAST

[SPOILER ALERT!!!!]

- FINE AND IZETTA LIVE

- The witch vs witch battle that went throughout the whole episode is expectedly badass, filled with emotions, impressive music, and a jaw-dropping fight between two witches whose only magic power is to “Lift Heavy Things” (prompting an epic battle of wits for which of them could be more creative and awesome with this method. And Izetta wins hands down, because THAT FUCKING EIFFEL TOWER), while still manage to insert one final twist to bend our minds AND parallel Izetta’s situation all at once. That’s one great storytelling.

It told us that Izetta and Sophie are the same, they both had to die for Eylstadt, because the existence of witches would threaten that country all the same, but the execution is what sets them apart. Izetta understands that she cannot continue to live as a witch and is willing to die for Fine’s country, they had a tearful goodbye before then because, in her own words, “someone who is entrusted with the lives of many people cannot focus on just one person”. Fine and Izetta understand that they would have to sacrifice their love for Eylstadt… while the Prince never told Sophie about the risk of her existence as the protector of Eylstadt before he ordered her to be killed, and I think that parallel is beatifully done.

- Is it just me, or are Fine and Izetta seem a lot like a couple now although they’re not actually together in most of the scenes in this episode? They keep refer to each other with possesive forms…”my witch”, “my princess”, “your witch”, “my witch” like they belong to each other and dating after that romantic ep 11 and it’s just so sweet because…that moment is actually very sad

- Can’t help but love all the facial expressions our girls are showing. The animators really nailed this down. Sophie, Izetta, and Fine’s facial expressions are so strongly animated and we can see the desperation, the pain, the denial, the acceptance, the sadness, the emotions they are going through very clearly with every word.

- Izetta basically spouting more lesbian death flags in a single episode than the ENTIRE ANIME, and Fine’s reaction to it all is so painful to watch. “My princess knows that, that’s why I can give her my all!”,“If my life can grant Fine’s wish, I’d sure I’d go smiling to the stake”, “It’s true that I might die, but there’s something I want enough to do it anyway, a world where everyone can choose their tomorrow, a world where you can smile”, “So give me the order to fight as your witch, Fine”, “I’m happy because I can end it all with a smile…you see, Fine?” (I gotta stop because I’m fucking crying)

- As this anime loves killing its male characters, I didn’t expect any of the guys to survive. Sieg’s death is nicely done, and Berkmann, a coward that he is, actually lives until the end by becoming a pathological traitor. I wonder if he parallels the Nazi scientists who were hired by the US after the war.

- Although some people probably expected a more graphic conclusion of Atlanta’s involvement, this episode did tie that loose end by making Atlanta also agree to Fine and Izetta’s bet to eliminate witch powers from the surface of the earth. The fact that they succeeded and Atlanta agreed to join the war is so bittersweet, because Izetta basically offered to sacrifice her own life for that conclusion

- MY HEART HURTS TO SEE FINE CRYING HER EYES OUT FOR IZETTA 

- Three years later and they are 18, we see them live happily ever after with Izetta being wheelchair-bound! The dog is still so cute and that forest looks like the forest where they met when they were little

- Some people are probably disappointed that we don’t get an on-screen kiss, and I cannot deny that I am one of those people. But this last episode is still a great one and Fine x Izetta is already undeniably canon anyway, from everything we have seen in the rest of the anime, especially episode 11

- Did I mention they fucking live? For all we know they could get married and have sex on one of Eystadt’s mountaintops and have kids or whatever. They live, baby, and they are still gay for each other until the end, no guys or other contenders, it’s a happy yuri end

It’s Queen, folks! Leader of the pillar men, ready to answer your questions!

I didn’t go in depth last time standswap came around, so she has an Ice Mode (haha what an ice queen amiright), which is essentially the same as Dio’s freezing technique: she cools herself to temperatures that a normal human would freeze at, allowing her to combat Hamon users. 

She’s self-confident, and exceptionally arrogant–but she has the fighting prowess and the power to back it up. Queen can be very manipulative, and likes to toy with her opponents, rarely taking them seriously. After all, if she just kills them right off the bat, that’d be boring. The only people she cares about are those that are useful, and loyal to her. She won’t hesitate to turn on her own allies to set an example.

you know, if you’re going to write an “empowered” female fantasy don’t make the majority of your cast and minor characters male, with a few “special” female characters who are not the norm in their world. Who, even though they’re powerful, are still disrespected by most if not all of their society, except for their special romantic interests. Those female characters are set apart by their specialness from the rest of their sex, but when they misbehave are used as an example of why women in the world shouldn’t do something. 

Also, if the rest of the women in your world are treated like breeding stock, and only their specialness saves your female characters from the same fate – yeah, that’s not empowerment. You still wrote a world where women are abused, raped, second-class citizens, good for nothing by popping out babies and only working 10x as hard as the men gets them anywhere. Mmm, I wonder why that sounds familiar, oh wait. That’s like 95% of all fantasy novels out there. And making your MC a female with a sword, doesn’t make your fantasy novel female empowered. 

Oh, and if you want to hide behind “historical” accuracy, even though it’s fantasy- remember that during the Middle Ages, when the plague wiped out half the population, and men were mostly away at one war or another, they couldn’t exactly afford to lock up 50% of their population in ivory towers.

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So Today I Watched… Luke Cage (Marvel/Netflix, 2016)

Man you gotta love these Marvel Shows it’s almost like watching a 13 hour film that doesn’t let you go until you are done. Every single one so far has been rock solid and while Daredevil is still the most beloved of the bunch I gotta hand it to Luke Cage on how solid it is. It’s a love letter to Harlem and to Black culture and history. Set in the same Marvel Cinematic Universe as The Avengers, Daredevil, Jessica Jones and the upcoming Iron Fist and Punisher series. Luke Cage was the hot potato of the bunch. If you have read Luke Cage or Power Man comics in the past you may know why. Allow me to elaborate…

Luke Cage used to be a very outspoken character in the comics, when he was created he was all jive talking and a cultural representation of the 70′s. He was from the streets. He was a hero for hire, the one taking down the scum The Avengers or the X-Men didn’t have the time to deal with and he did it for a fee, a move inspired when his first outgoing as a vigilante was compensated with cash in a moment he was desperately in need of it. The modern Luke Cage is bit more altruistic he’s a very cultured and educated black man who was wronged and like his comic counterpart was forced to do time. While inside he is forced to participate in clandestine fight circuits and offered a chance for a reduced sentence if he agrees to be part of an experiment that goes sour and grants him unbreakable skin and super strength.

The series picks up five months after the events of Jessica Jones with Luke working two jobs outta payroll to make ends meet and keep a low profile. He’s hesitant to get involved on anything that will make his life more difficult than it already is but as these things go it’s not too soon until trouble comes looking at his door. He find himself at odds with Harlem’s #1 gangster, a man nicknamed “Cottonmouth” and who has a close relation to Pop’s the last family his deceased lady Reva had and the man who has taken him under his wing. When the conflict escalates and people close to Luke star to pay with their lives he’s gotta choose to face the music or run away from it… and face it he does with some very useful allies. Packed with characters that honors their comics origins we get to see Misty Knight wonderfully cast in the skin of one damn fine Simone Missick, the return of Rosario Dawson’s Claire Temple who is by now the glue in the Marvel Netflix Universe and solid acting of Alfre Woodward as Mariah Diller,  Mahershla Ali as Cottonmouth, and Erik Laray Harvey as Diamondback.

On a closing note and speaking of music… lend your ears to the original Soundtrack that has been gathered and created for this series. It features a live performance for each episode by some of the most talented black singers and musicians ever assembled . All in all I find Luke Cage is another solid chapter in storytelling and a damn fine representation of the character and his original struggles brought on to these complex times. Go and bing-watch this and face the music! Sweet Christmas indeed! 

This statement could be taken a few different ways.  Sapphires could be rare, or the ability to see into the future could be not specifically a part of the Sapphire power set and something that sets OUR Sapphire apart.  I wonder which it is–after all, Homeworld presumably knows what gem they’ll get when they make them, and Sapphire’s ability is incredibly useful.

It also makes me wonder…what happens when two Sapphires start observing the future at the same time or about the same events?  As entertaining as it is to imagine a Light-vs-L-style game of mental speed chess, the very act of observing the timeline alters how it goes.

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Ah, remembered the name!
It’s the Orchid Mantis! (Hymenopus coronatus)

I have wanted a pokemon of these lil badasses ever since I first saw Scyther all the long ago, and now a dream has come true. I couldn’t ask for anything better!

Category: Sickle Grass Pokémon
Type: Grass
Height: 1’00”
Weight: 3.3 lbs.
Ability: Leaf Guard

Fomantis is nocturnal, and it performs photosynthesis while it sleeps during the day by spreading out its leaves in all directions. Because of the danger of staying in the same location two days in a row, Fomantis begins its search for the next day’s spot as soon as the sun sets.

For Fomantis, photosynthesis is not just a source of energy—it is a necessity to achieve the strength and brilliant coloration of its evolved form. Photosynthesis is precious to Fomantis, and it will fiercely attack those who get in the way of that process.

Fomantis excel at long-range attacks like Razor Leaf and Solar Beam. Solar Beam is indeed a powerful move, but since it uses up the energy that the Pokémon has stored through photosynthesis, Fomantis rarely uses it.

Category: Bloom Sickle Pokémon
Type: Grass
Height: 2’11”
Weight: 40.8 lbs.
Ability: Leaf Guard

Lurantis draws opponents near to itself with its flowerlike appearance and aroma—and then it takes them down. It’s said to be the most gorgeous of all Grass-type Pokémon, due to its brilliant coloration and elegant moves. Lurantis’s appearance is maintained through detailed grooming. It will trust a Trainer who does a good job of caring for it, but it will apparently have a difficult time growing closer to a lazy Trainer.

Lurantis can learn Solar Blade, a move that releases a blade-shaped beam to mince up its foes. The blade is so sharp it is said it can slice a rock in half! Solar Blade is a move that no Pokémon has been able to learn before. With Solar Blade, Lurantis absorbs energy from the sun on the first move and then unleashes a powerful attack on the second turn.   Lurantis is the Totem Pokémon of Lush Jungle, the site of an Akala Island trial. It will overwhelm trial-goers with the powerful combos it unleashes with the Pokémon allies it calls.

OK so like, ghost powers are ecto energy right? And then, as energy, they have to obey energy laws (at least on the macro scale of, y’know, most ghosts). And one of those energy laws is that two waves of the same amplitude but off-set by half a wavelength cancel each other out.

OK so imagine a ghost power that’s like that. It cancels out other powers by matching the frequency but being offset in wavelength.

WOULDN’T THAT BE THE MOST EFFING USEFUL POWER IN ALL OF HISTORY???

AND WHAT IF IT WORKS BOTH WAYS? WHAT IF U CAN AMPLIFY THE POWERS OF SOMEONE ON YOUR TEAM?

@exorcistofgrace ( continued from here )

“I could undo the wound, if you want me to.” He offered as he watched her wrap up her arm. “It’ll be as if it…never happened!”

He giggled, a pleased sigh escaping him as he recalled the numerous times he used that power.

“It’s wonderful, really…the shock on the faces of my enemies as they realize their attacks are useless, once I undo them all…”

And that wasn’t the only way he used his power, either.

          Tying the gauze in place, Ruby shifted her gaze, meeting those unsettling eyes with a raised brow. True, she was no stranger to magic, but the she-wolf hadn’t quite decided whether his came from a place or dark or light. 

          Of course, healing was generally born of goodness ( could the same be said of self-healing in the midst of battle? Seemed almost like cheating, though Ruby had her own set of advantages that hardly seemed fair to the guards she’d fought during Snow and Regina’s war ), but the thought still made the she-wolf ill at ease.

          ❝ No, it’s fine. In a few hours, it’ll start healing on it’s on anyway. It’s a werewolf thing.

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My fourth entry is the Megalocrab.

Megalocrabs are large, omnivorous (may eat plants or animals, among other things) wavekin. They can be found in two varieties: the more common Green Megalocrab, and the red Snippers, named for their more powerful pincers. Aside from their colors and pincers though, the two are pretty much the same.

Being crustaceans (albeit exceptionally large ones), their bodies are covered in a thick shell(fig.4) that can be as hard as adamantite, depending on the specimen. This shell is made up of many different pieces with small gaps at the joints(fig.3) to allow for movement. They have six legs(fig.5), the front-most pair ending in large pincers(fig.1). They use all six to walk, but for brief periods of time they can support themselves on the rear two sets of legs(fig.2), so they can use their pincers to snatch up prey, pick up food, and protect themselves and their territory. In addition to said pincers,  they have the ability to project their own digestive fluids in the form of frothy bubbles, which can cause severe burns.

Megalocrab meat is a common Lominsan food, although some might wonder if it is worth the fight and the subsequent struggle to open up the shell. But as opposed to laying a number of traps for smaller, less dangerous varieties of crab and waiting, you only need to find and bring in one Megalocrab to feed your entire family and then some. And that’s not accounting for the shell, which if left for the most part intact (which it most likely will be) can be used as a sturdy crafting material. Alchemists can even distill an oil from Megalocrab legs, which then makes an ideal treatment for wood.

Natives of the Indigo Deep, Megalocrabs are found mostly along La Noscea’s coasts and rivers, though there have been sightings further inland around Mor Dhona’s Silvertear Lake. Whether they are there because or in spite of the wreckage of the Agrius, I cannot say, but they are only found in and around it as far as Mor Dhona goes.

When we say that beauty is everywhere we do not mean that the word ugliness should be abolished from our language, just as it would be absurd to say that there is no such thing as untruth. Untruth there certainly is, not in the system of the universe, but in our power of comprehension, as its negative element. In the same manner there is ugliness in the distorted expression of beauty in our life and in our art which comes from our imperfect realisation of truth. To a certain extent we can set our life against the law of truth which is in us and which is in all, and likewise we can give rise to ugliness by going counter to the eternal law of harmony which is everywhere.
—  Rabindranath Tagore

So I’m undisputedly a huge dork about Bionicle masks and weapons (as evidenced by all the early same-build-different-masks-and-weapons sets I have), and I was thinking: only the Inika changed mask powers upon transforming into the Mahri, but every toa team at least changed weapons whenever they changed forms. That then makes me wonder, since this angle was almost never explored canonically: did anyone ever feel cheated by the way their equipment changed after a drastic, unexpected transformation?

Think about it:

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No reblogs but people turning “If you’re afab and uncomfortable being parsed as a woman then you’re probably trans” RIGHT BACK AROUND on afab NB people and painting them as powerful misogynists are totally missing the point when a good chunk of them are literally just like me and use a different set of terms to talk about themselves like. I guarantee almost all the cis butches I know have either detransitioned or reidentified at some point and you DO realize those terrible misogynist afabs making good regular cis women hate themselves literally included me as a group three years ago right? Same hat homie. I get the impulse but that’s why I don’t talk shit about “nonmen” at all. Too much implication that someone using they/them who gets read as a woman daily and might eventually identify as one again but definitively is not transitioning to social recognizition as male is somehow as powerful as a cishet dude. Not having it.

What’s the plural of Hercules?

Overheard: A rooftop conference, between several people dressed in what they imagine to be Greco-roman fashion.

“So what you’re saying is, we all have the same powers, and all of us remember at some point, either in a past life or by virtue of being immortal, that we were Hercules.” 

“Sort of. I mean, we’re all strong, but I’m not bulletproof unless I’m wearing the Nemean cloak.” 

“And Argonaut over there  actually remembers being Jason but also has the powers of everyone who was supposedly in the crew of the Argo, which includes Hercules.” 

“Yeah I’m not sure if I’m even supposed to be here.” 

“Anyway, you get my point, right? We can’t all be Hercules. Or ‘mystically empowered by the spirit of Hercules. Can we?” 

“I prefer Herakles, actually.”

“Actually, maybe we can. I mean, there’s multiple conflicting accounts of him and his activities, and regional myth differences, and even, yes, thank you, Steve, the difference between Greek and Roman myth. It’s entirely possible that we’re all empowered by Hercules- or Herakles, -yes-, thank you again, Steve.” 

“Actually the strangest thing to  me  is that three of us are named Steve.” 

It was August  3rd, 1938.

I love that lots of my witch books aren’t ‘witchcraft books’.
Often, witchlings believe they have to go out and spend lots of money on certain authors, sets or subject matter, and to have 'proper’ craft books - I used to be exactly the same!
Now after practicing for some time, I’ve come to realise some of my most valuable books aren’t written for witches at all!
Knowledge is power, so rather than reading table after table of magical herb correspondence, why not pick up a book on herbal folklore or medicinal properties instead? All of my non-craft, craft books I’ve bought for pennies from charity shops and jumble sales, all far cheaper than even my slimmest witchcraft book.

Some of my books pictured cover everything from types and origins of tea, dream interpretation, mythology, superstitions, medicinal herbs, growing to eat, and tons of gardening and other herb books that live on our main bookcase downstairs.
I’ve referred to all of these during spell work, and have a lot of their information copied into my personal witch books. Please don’t be fooled by the initial idea that only books written by specially named authors can contain magic.

Pokémon Sun and Moon- New Pokémon [August 1st]

Fomantis

CATEGORY- Sickle Grass Pokémon
TYPE- Grass
HEIGHT- 1’00”
WEIGHT- 3.3 lbs.
ABILITY- Leaf Guard

Fomantis is nocturnal, and it performs photosynthesis while it sleeps during the day by spreading out its leaves in all directions. Because of the danger of staying in the same location two days in a row, Fomantis begins its search for the next day’s spot as soon as the sun sets.

For Fomantis, photosynthesis is not just a source of energy—it is a necessity to achieve the strength and brilliant coloration of its evolved form. Photosynthesis is precious to Fomantis, and it will fiercely attack those who get in the way of that process.

Fomantis excel at long-range attacks like Razor Leaf and Solar Beam. Solar Beam is indeed a powerful move, but since it uses up the energy that the Pokémon has stored through photosynthesis, Fomantis rarely uses it.


Lurantis

CATEGORY- Bloom Sickle Pokémon
TYPE- Grass
HEIGHT- 2’11”
WEIGHT- 40.8 lbs.
ABILITY- Leaf Guard

Lurantis draws opponents near to itself with its flowerlike appearance and aroma—and then it takes them down. It’s said to be the most gorgeous of all Grass-type Pokémon, due to its brilliant coloration and elegant moves. Lurantis’s appearance is maintained through detailed grooming. It will trust a Trainer who does a good job of caring for it, but it will apparently have a difficult time growing closer to a lazy Trainer.

Lurantis can learn Solar Blade, a move that releases a blade-shaped beam to mince up its foes. The blade is so sharp it is said it can slice a rock in half! Solar Blade is a move that no Pokémon has been able to learn before. With Solar Blade, Lurantis absorbs energy from the sun on the first move and then unleashes a powerful attack on the second turn. Lurantis is the Totem Pokémon of Lush Jungle, the site of an Akala Island trial. It will overwhelm trial-goers with the powerful combos it unleashes with the Pokémon allies it calls.


Gumshoos

CATEGORY- Stakeout Pokémon
TYPE- Normal
HEIGHT- 2’04”
WEIGHT- 31.3 lbs.
ABILITY- Stakeout / Strong Jaw

Gumshoos’s method of targeting prey is the exact opposite of Yungoos’s strategy. While Yungoos prowls around, Gumshoos stakes out its prey’s usual routes and waits patiently for it to come by.

Gumshoos has a tenacious personality, which is why it targets one prey for so long without wavering. But when the sun goes down, it runs low on stamina, falling asleep right on the spot. Gumshoos can withstand a great deal of hunger. It’s able to stay perfectly still while waiting for its prey, keeping watch without eating a thing.


Minior

CATEGORY- Meteor Pokémon
TYPE- Rock/Flying
HEIGHT- 1’00”
WEIGHT- 88.2 lbs.
ABILITY- Shields Down

Minior are formed in the stratosphere and live by absorbing the detritus around them. When they’ve consumed a large quantity of particles, their bodies become heavy, and they fall toward the planet’s surface. Minior has a hard and heavy outer shell with a core inside it. The Meteor Pokémon seems to be made in such a way that if its shell breaks, it becomes lighter and can deal out quick attacks.

When its shell breaks, the core in its center is revealed. You won’t know what color will appear until this happens!

Minior has the new Shields Down Ability, which no other Pokémon has had before. With the Shields Down Ability, it will have excellent defensive capabilities as long as its shell is intact. It will also be protected from status conditions. But when its HP drops below half, its shell will break, and it will change to a form better suited to attacking.

Minior’s core will change color depending on the particular color of the debris it has absorbed. Its pastel coloration has a cute look, so this Pokémon is often used as a design motif for clothing and accessories.


Mudbray

CATEGORY- Donkey Pokémon
TYPE- Ground
HEIGHT- 3’03”
WEIGHT- 242.5 lbs.
ABILITY- Own Tempo / Stamina

Mudbray could once be found all over the world, but it was overhunted and ended up on the verge of extinction. It’s said that the Alola region is the only place in the world where Mudbray can still be found in the wild.

Mudbray boasts superhuman strength—a surprise, considering its small body. Mudbray can carry loads up to 50 times its own weight on its back or dragging behind it.

Mudbray loves playing in the mud. It’s easy to live in harmony with this Pokémon, as long as you provide an environment where it can play in the mud. If it can’t frolic in the mire, however, Mudbray will become stressed and may stop listening to orders. 


Oricorio (Baile Style)

CATEGORY- Dancing Pokémon
TYPE- Fire/Flying
HEIGHT- 2’00”
WEIGHT- 7.5 lbs.
ABILITY- Dancer

Oricorio changes its form by sipping the nectar of certain flowers. Since it has four different forms—the same as the number of islands in Alola—it would seem that different Oricorio live on each of the islands.

The Baile Style Oricorio is very passionate, and power fills its body when it dances. It sends downy fluff flying during its intense dances. By igniting this fluff, it can unleash a fiery dance attack.

Oricorio has the new Dancer Ability that no other Pokémon has had before. If another Pokémon in the field uses a dancing move, then Oricorio will be able to use the same move immediately afterward, thanks to its Dancer Ability.

Revelation Dance is a move that only Oricorio can learn, and its type changes based on Oricorio’s current style.


Oricorio (Pa'u Style)

CATEGORY- Dancing Pokémon
TYPE- Psychic/Flying
HEIGHT- 2’00”
WEIGHT- 7.5 lbs.
ABILITY- Dancer

Oricorio changes its form by sipping the nectar of certain flowers. Since it has four different forms—the same as the number of islands in Alola—it would seem that different Oricorio live on each of the islands.

The Pa’u Style Oricorio acts at its own pace, which sometimes makes it difficult to deal with. It sharpens its spirited moves through dance, which increases its psychic power. It’s said that this dance expresses its gratitude to the guardian deity Pokémon.

Oricorio has the new Dancer Ability that no other Pokémon has had before. If another Pokémon in the field uses a dancing move, then Oricorio will be able to use the same move immediately afterward, thanks to its Dancer Ability.

Revelation Dance is a move that only Oricorio can learn, and its type changes based on Oricorio’s current style.


Oricorio (Sensu Style)

CATEGORY- Dancing Pokémon
TYPE- Ghost/Flying
HEIGHT- 2’00”
WEIGHT- 7.5 lbs.
ABILITY- Dancer

Oricorio changes its form by sipping the nectar of certain flowers. Since it has four different forms—the same as the number of islands in Alola—it would seem that different Oricorio live on each of the islands.

The Sensu Style Oricorio is quiet and collected. By means of its dance, it gathers the spirits drifting about in an area and borrows their power to fight. People who migrated from Kanto feel a great liking for this Pokémon because its dance reminds them of their homeland.

Oricorio has the new Dancer Ability that no other Pokémon has had before. If another Pokémon in the field uses a dancing move, then Oricorio will be able to use the same move immediately afterward, thanks to its Dancer Ability.

Revelation Dance is a move that only Oricorio can learn, and its type changes based on Oricorio’s current style.


Oricorio (Pom-Pom Style)

CATEGORY- Dancing Pokémon
TYPE- Electric/Flying
HEIGHT- 2’00”
WEIGHT- 7.5 lbs.
ABILITY- Dancer

Oricorio changes its form by sipping the nectar of certain flowers. Since it has four different forms—the same as the number of islands in Alola—it would seem that different Oricorio live on each of the islands.

The Pom-Pom Style Oricorio is very friendly toward people, and it uses dancing to encourage Trainers who are feeling glum. When it dances, its feathers are charged with static electricity. It can attack with these charged feathers, and sometimes it unleashes a powerful electric shock.

Oricorio has the new Dancer Ability that no other Pokémon has had before. If another Pokémon in the field uses a dancing move, then Oricorio will be able to use the same move immediately afterward, thanks to its Dancer Ability.

Revelation Dance is a move that only Oricorio can learn, and its type changes based on Oricorio’s current style.

Guys guys guys! Like imagine if Peridot asked Steven for ‘spare’ tablets. Acting like she needs them just in case hers breaks. But then she uses her metal powers to levitate them all, operating like 2, heck 4+ tablets at the same time. She could watch Camp Pining Hearts, make charts, play neko atsume, and tell off clods all at once.

Your Body Is My Temple

Inspired by this!

The door swings open and Genos is there.

He always looks a little different each time he returns from repairs. In most cases, he appears bearing a new set of arms, of all colors and admittedly cool powers. Saitama is used to Genos cycling through arms like candy, used to being told in sometimes much-too-intricate detail what exactly the new limbs can do, used to Genos brandishing some new, useful feature, such as a potato peeler or tomato knife or garlic press with the same intense drive he applied to almost all other aspects of his life.

This time doesn’t fall into that category.

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Table Talk #5: Another Time, Another Place.

Hello new adventurers! Glad to see you’re all settling in and seem to be enjoying yourselves. One tradition we have here at the WAA are writing prompts for our Iconic Heroes, giving us insight into their character and adventures.

This time, I challenge everyone to write their Iconic outside of the traditional fantasy setting, into another of your choice. It could be a popular setting whatever you wish, or your own personal creation, and ask yourself if your Iconic is the same person if they don’t have access to the same powers that led to being their class in the first place? How much of who they are is inherent, or based on the world around them?

-Paladin

1963 | The Beatles, PLEASE PLEASE ME

Sure, this album is more frequently cited of late for its lyrical ineptitude…but only to prove the power of pop mastery to overcome lyrical flaws to create something infectious and fun, which this album definitely is, in spades. Obviously it doesn’t hold a candle to what was to come, but it’s insanity to think that two years later the same four bros singing sexist ditties about annoying and soul-sucking girls would create a series of some of the greatest albums of all time, all the while using much of the foundational pop prodigiousness they display here, albeit matured, subverted, and radicalized. Basically, it’s just a fun time, and is a solid set-up for the brilliance to come.