also incredibly pretty

Astraia Lavellan - Seven of Wands

A few months ago, I had the opportunity to commission @xfreischutz to make a card for my Inquisitor, Astraia Lavellan. The final result was more than worth the wait! Frei paid so much attention to details and had creative interpretations of my ideas, managing to take my massive amount of information about my character and distill it down into a wonderful image.

They were a pleasure to work with and I am so glad that I commissioned them. ♥

anonymous asked:

In which Steve is awed by the Strike Team Delta.

He’d had time to pour over the briefing from S.H.I.E.L.D. and only enough time to try and process in the quinjet on the way to what Coulson was calling a Helicarrier.  

He felt both awe and reticence when he watched the files on Stark. He was intelligent and reckless and made Steve think a little of himself and, much like he felt in his own skin, he wondered how much of Stark was a costume.

He felt guilt watching Banner.  Of all the advances made in the twenty-first century and still Erskine had been so beyond his time that no one had yet caught up to him.  The fascination with the serum – with what Steve represented – had led Banner to a prison made out of his own skin.  (He would wonder, later, how far off the trial serum had been in Banner’s case, I’m always angry, echoing in his head).

He felt dumbstruck at the possibility of Thor’s existence.  For all that he had seen in the life he’d had Before, he never thought – he’d seen the vast expanse of the cosmos, before Schmidt had disappeared into it, but he hadn’t thought that there’d be something else –someone else – out there.  It made him wonder if Schmidt was still out there, too.

He’d watched and re-watched the footage of Strike Team Delta – Natasha Romanoff and Clint Barton.  He was.  He was awed, and looked forward to meeting them most of all.  As far as the information from S.H.I.E.L.D. had noted, they had no enhancements.  They had pasts, sure, but they had no serum or otherworldly abilities or suits worth millions.  

They were human, made of blood and sweat and hours upon hours of practice and (to read their files) abuse and perseverance and they were as skilled and fearsome a team as any of the others recommended on Fury’s list.  

Steve thought of his time Before, he and Bucky, back alleys and bloody lips and scraped knuckles and how hard it was to survive and here were two people so dedicated, so skilled they may as well have been a two-person Commando unit.  Were, as far as Steve was concerned.  He was anxious to meet them.

anonymous asked:

Honestly, you remind me of Victoire. But also, you just look incredibly pretty I love the look :D

(( OOC: I was actually trying to put together a Fleur cosplay, since I was never fond of the one I did originally, but the wig wasn’t working for me, so I was like, meh… I’ma just dress up. lol. )) 

An Artist’s Muse

Summary: Phil is a (sleep deprived) artist, and Dan is his muse, though he doesn’t know it (yet).

Word Count: 2.7k

hey this fic is for @vivunt-amant because it’s her BIRTHDAY!! (move aside dan, i’ve got FRIENDS to attend to!!) honestly she’s such an amazing person, a great friend, a fantastic artist, and an always unfailing beta. i’m super grateful to have been able to become her friend, and anyone who enjoys this fic in the slightest should go follow her bc it’s thanks to melea that it’s even here (also it’s her birthday and she’s wonderful so what are you waiting for???)

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@taylorswift hey Tay this is me I’m Shayna! I know you’ve probably got thousands of messages and won’t see this, but first off Hi, I love you. Second thank you. Thank you so incredibly much to all you’ve done for me, you’ve never liked my posts or noticed me but you’ve still done so much for me. You have been my only friend when I was spending lunch alone in the bathroom. You’ve been my shoulder to cry on when I’ve lost people I’ve loved. You’ve been the one cheering me on as I’ve went after my dreams. You’ve been the big sister I’ve looked up to and admired. You’ve been the one constant in my life the past 10 years and I couldn’t ever thank you enough for that. People haven’t been there for me much but your music has. You have been my reason to keep going on the days I’ve wanted nothing more than to disappear so many times. I’ve struggled with severe anxiety and depression amongst other things throughout my life and there’s been so many times you’ve been my only light. I wish I could explain it all but it’s not the happiest things and I want to move forward and I know because of you things get better. And now you’ve also become the reason my best friend is in my life, it’s kind of incredible we’re really like the same person in the best ways, Rebekah(the other half of my hand heart & rainbow hair ) ( @best-dress-fearless ) is actually like my soulmate in the friendship way, and because of you I got to meet her and explore Nashville with her and show her around my hometown. And make memories of a lifetime and GO TO HOUSTON & Although Houston has came and gone and I’m still crying over hearing Better Man live. I’ve really never sobbed uncontrollably as much as I did in this moment. I’ve also never felt quite as free and relieved as I did in the moments following. @taylorswift thank you so incredibly much for singing this, I know it was probably a really hard thing for you to do. It was everything I’ve ever needed. Seriously I can’t ever thank you enough for writing this song, it’s changed my life. It was also pretty incredible to look over during Better Man and see Rebekah by my side. To have my best friend that’s helped me see what true friendship is by my side as I cried and sang along to the song that made me realize how toxic my previous friendship was, was humbling. I’m thankful every day that I have Rebekah in my life and even more now that I’ve got to spend the 10 days with her. Taylor I’m so so thankful for you bringing this girl into my life.

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he is literally heaven sent ʚɞ

“My mind was a thousand years away. I was not thinking of Yaha Uta or the other wolves, or the beautiful Cold Woman - I could picture her only too easily.

No, I was thinking of someone outside the magic altogether. I was trying to imagine the face of the unnamed woman who had saved the entire tribe, the third wife.”

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 11, p.260

anonymous asked:

Hades is the most precious of them all

He doesn’t exactly have much competition.

On a completely different note, I would like to start the hashtag #hestiaexists2k17.

My thoughts on Leah and Verity meeting for the first time:

Leah would be fond of Verity right away if she knew Loki really cared about her. She sees Loki loves and cares about a mortal? Even if Loki isn’t the kid she grew up with she knows they’re still compassionate at heart. So she figures Verity must be special and if Loki likes her she’ll like her. Leah went through a lot of life alone and is aching for companionship, so she wouldn’t want to pass up meeting a new friend.

Verity would see this tall goddess who is in some ways scarier than Loki, but knows that Loki trusts her and knows that she has good intentions. Leah and Verity can share stories about Loki and laugh together, but Leah also has some pretty incredible stories of her own to share. If they got to spend time together I they would really grow on each other.

anonymous asked:

I've been reading about magick a lot lately and I'm curious which books I should start with. I just recently started reading Liber Null and find it extremely intriguing.

Greater Key of Solomon, Lesser Key of Solomon, Secrets of the Magickal Grimoires, Grimoirum Verum for sure as starts. Gateways Through Stone and Circle is also pretty incredible, that’s the book I put together my personal system of evocation by crystal or chalice.

After procrastinating for roughly 6 months i finally decided to draw Germanium haha— i only had concept sketches of them till now

In the right angle, when hit by light, their body might turn transparent. They use this as a way to approach others without being noticed and to hide. Their vision during night time is extremely good.

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man so many people tout about the second frame here when the first frame is also pretty incredible alone

its like
they seem legitimately shocked that they were able to work together like that. and maybe even shocked that the other protected them. basically rip me