alpha lion

[OW Shapeshifter AU]
Oh yes, now with human forms too! (͡• ͜ʖ ͡•)
These are their animal forms [HERE Purr ❤]


[Story] When Reyes was in charge of the Blackwatch Clan he tended to break in unnecessary fights to (in his opinion) defend the Clan. Morrison spoke up for all the clan members in order to stop this and settle down but that made Reyes even angrier. Not only Morrison was a beta, but also his lover, and he felt the whole thing like a betrayal.

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sirius and regulus + instagram x

two sides of the same coin

Miles Mosley is a vocalist, upright bassist, composer, arranger, producer, a founding member of the acclaimed collective, The West Coast Get Down, from Hollywood, California. Mosley`s newest album Uprising was released on 27 January 2017.

Miles Mosley: “Uprising is a collection of songs that I’ve been working on for some time, and I think when you take a step back and look at the overall theme it’s that life is hard out here. My investigation into the how and why of that created this body of songs. Some are uplifting, some are a pat on the back to tell you to dust your knees off and keep on going, some are me expressing how I can understand where other people come from with different let downs of your fellow brethren or your career”.

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So, instead of waiting for a sentai team with a female leader character, I decided to make it a dream of mine to MAKE an animated show inspired by sentai with an all female team. No, I’m not trying to pander to a female audience. I am just sick and tired of waiting for the official Red Ranger female leader. So might as well be the first to make her, or them.

Inspiration from the new voltron suits and various tokusatsu shows.

I’m thinking of a badass name for the team as well; How’s Alpha Strike Taskforce.


Anyways, enjoy

๐ŸŽจ sisterhood social idea ~ adult coloring book party!  ๐ŸŽจ

“Grown Up” coloring books are really popular for creative expression and reducing stress. Plan an adult coloring book session as a FUN chapter social, or an informal recruitment event! You can find free pages online, or purchase some favorite coloring books, and distribute one page to each attendee. (Books are sold at craft stores and online.) Provide several large sets of colored pencils for everyone to share. 

Sisters and PNMs will enjoy a relaxing coloring session with music, food & drink and an art exhibit after the party. Many coloring pages feature sorority mascots and symbols too, so you can even theme your event to your organization if you wish. Owls, turtles, skulls and under the sea scenes and are all trendy. 

Holiday coloring books are a great idea for a Halloween or Christmas party. Coloring in a large group would be fun for a panhellenic event. Or, organize a coloring contest fundraiser for your philanthropy! Charge an entrance fee and award prizes in different categories. A Coloring Marathon is another fabulous fundraising idea. Get in on the zen coloring craze, ease study tensions, recruit PNMs, and/or raise money at the same time! xoxo ;) 

Keith: Alright people, let’s do this thing. Go Team Dynamite!
Hunk: …But I thought we agreed we’d go by the name Team Super-cool.
Pidge: As I recall, it was Team Awesome.
Lance: I voted for Team Alpha Lion Squadron.
Shiro: Alright, alright, alright. From henceforth, we shall be known as Team Alpha-Super-Awesome-Cool-Dynamite-Lion-Squadron.

Magic Design History - Savannah Lions

King of the Format

At the dawn of the game, Magic the Gathering’s Alpha had the Savannah Lion to lay the groundwork for what a top-tier White creature could be. But in recent years the once powerful rare has lost its crown as the king and the design has been leveraged more at uncommon and with upside. Today I would like to examine the history of the Savannah Lions template, which I define as a 1cmc creature with base power and toughness of 2/1.

Did You Know : Alpha

At the beginning of Magic’s history the best you could do a single White mana was get yourself a 1/1 with Banding at common or a vanilla 2/1 at rare. And this trend continued on for the first few years of Magic, in Arabian Nights (as an example), both of the 1cmc White creatures were 0/1 - Abu Jafar and Camel respectively. Of course, it should also be pointed out that this was during an era where creatures were not considered to be the powerful or evocative part of the game.

What (W) Gets You…

And for all those people who aren’t history buffs out there, that was it for the power level of creatures for the first 16 years of Magic’s history. Think about that, from 1993 to 2009 Savannah Lions was the gold standard for aggressive White creatures with no drawbacks - besides the one example of Isamaru, Hound of Konda. That’s insane. And yet, I never noticed as a young kid opening packs and building 75 card casual decks to play with during lunch.

This isn’t to say that we didn’t see other 2/1 creatures for 1cmc across the game’s history, some of them were even tournament worthy in their prime, but they always came with some kind of drawback.

Embrace Change…

Then, 2009 happened; it was a gloomy day, then the clouds parted, we looked to the sky as the heavens sent us a message from above. We all squinted our eyes and adjusted to the heavenly glow, and we could finally make out what the message said…

This blew my mind when it happened. I don’t even know that I really fully understood what the release of a Core Set every year even meant at the time. But the idea that a product that normally acted as a list of cards that were legal in Standard was going to have new cards and good cards, did not compute.

I should also say, I didn’t play during Lorwyn and Alara block, so when I got pulled back in, I had no idea the power of planeswalkers. And I think that is the fundamental shift that will open the flood gates for some of the cards I am about to outline. That and the choice by Wizards of the Coast to make the game play of Magic happen far more often on the battlefield than the stack.

So while many people were drooling over Baneslayer Angel, an uncommon was about to start a new trend for what White Weenie could look like in Standard (and I guess the other formats, if that’s what you’re into).

2/1 Dude, Seriously?

Through Elite Vanguard we were given our old friend Savannah Lions (who had been out of Standard for one whole rotation) but at a lower rarity and with relevant creature typing. And like Blade of the Sixth Pride, this was going to get a bar that would easily be beaten in the coming years.

Once again, I don’t think this being the precedent for a solid White creature and it being upgraded several more times between 2009 and now is a bad thing, this was a subtle sign that the times were changing. Planeswalkers were now the face of every set and that meant that they were going to be format defining it many cases, Shock and Fireball weren’t going to cut it.

War Falcon was the next dip into the Savannah Lions template and I will admit, I only have this on my radar because it works well for my Knights Tribal archetype for my Commons Cube. This does come with a drawback for sure, but since it can naturally block with no set-up, I see it having some value.

Rarity Matters

In Theros block we were given two new creatures out of the Savannah Lions mold in Loyal Pegasus (a less better War Falcon) and Soldier of the Pantheon. Both of these rarity shift away from Elite Vanguard in each direction and it shows, the Pegasus is well suited as an opening play in a decent W/R draft deck and really nothing else. Soldier on the other hand, well now we’re playing with fire. This really shows what W can buy you in the New World Order and as a seed for Return to Ravnica block, it served its purpose.

What I really like here is the that the mold is being pulled in different directions to let the template play with different power levels in a condensed period of time. Honestly, Soldier might not be seeing play in Modern, but it’s a card I have slotted into at least two of my Commander decks.

Elite, but Better

As we move one step away from current day, we get two creatures from back-to-back sets that really spit on Elite Vanguard, finally making it become old news. Dragon Hunter and Mardu Woe-Reaper are 2/1′s with no drawback and conditional upsides. Once again - as uncommons - they’re probably not at the top of anyone’s list of best cards from either set, but they are role players and good in the Limited formats they populated.

And finally, we’ve reached the current crop of Savannah Lions; Kytheon, Hero of Akros and some Ally. I think the choice to make Gideon’s early years be in the form of a 2/1 is a nod to the history of Magic in a fun way; it shows how far the game has come and on a story card. Granted, this time we see the template being used on a mythic rare and it has an ability and another face, but whatever.

Expedition Envoy, I see, as just a planeshifted Elite Vanguard; almost the same card, but with a flavorful creature type for the block. I’ve used it in Commander and drafted it at least once for a good White Weenie deck, but obviously its not making huge waves. Heck, it’s currently still in Standard, how I wish Allies was a thing in right now.

So, in conclusion, I really wanted to do another Magic Design History and now I have. I have a few ideas kicking around for another installment, possibly on Blade of the Sixth Pride - seriously, it’s got a worthy track record as well. But I hope somebody liked this. Until next time, thanks everyone!

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Rules : Tell me your favorite character from 10 fictional works (Shows, Movies, Novels, Etc.) & tag 10 people!

1. Pearl from Steven Universe !

2. Garnet from Steven Universe !

3. Amethyst from Steven Universe !

4. Steven from Steven Universe !

5. Marceline from Adventure Time !

6. Princess Bubblegum from Adventure Time !

7. Lexa from The 100 !

8. Bellamy from The 100 !

9. Neville from Harry Potter !

10. Quinn from Glee !

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Think about the first name you were ever called,
and then think how long it took until you got called a pussy
or a slut
or a bitch
or a whore
all of which are words that fall too close to ‘girl.’
Think about the first time you got called a 'girl’
and they said it with a sneer
like it was a bad thing.

For a boy, it is the lowest degradation to get called a girl.
For a girl, it is the lowest degradation to get called a girl.

Remember, black widow spiders and female praying mantises eat their partners after intercourse.
Remember, it’s the lionesses who hunt.
They come back with bloody muzzles, dragging bloated carcasses as the alpha lion strides around with his mane puffing out.
Remember, it’s only the female mosquitoes who drink blood.
We’re the ones who do the necessary work,
dirty our hands,
fuck or fight
or both.
We’re often the smaller sex, which makes us a harder target
as we slink close and sink our teeth in.

Remember, we’re deadly.

You should be proud to be called a girl.

—  Most Female Killers Use Poison