ambition themes

Thief of Heart

The Thief of Heart. One who steals hearts, souls, and personality for their own advantage.

The heart wants what the heart wants…

Thief- steal their aspect for their advantage, usually giving to themself.

Heart- major themes of personality, souls, ambition, and identity. Minor themes of morale, willpower, and intuition.

Abilities

Heart stealer

The Thief of Heart quite simply steals hearts. They can tear a person’s heart out it, becoming more and more literal over time.

At lower levels the Thief of Heart could take away certain key emotions. They could make it so anyone’s “heart isn’t in it”. All the while they would feel renewed ambition. They can also use this to shoulder the  emotional burdens of others (though this will likely be to make people shut up and stop complaining).

At medium levels they progress further they could use a metaphorical heart. A most precious item or a craft reconstruction of a heart. Holding this enchanted item would allow them to tug at the heart strings, reeling the owner close, as if their soul was being tethered to the item.

As they progress further the Thief could knock out someone’s heart and take it. It wouldn’t be damaged and the person would still live. Whatever damage the heart takes is real. This can be used for extortion or stun a target through immense discomfort or pain.

At higher levels they could devour hearts and feed on their power. Each heart would grant a special buff related to it’s owner as well as heal the Thief. All of their physical abilities would increase and they would develop powerful emotions. Stolen hearts can be used to create splinters, but the splinters strength would only be as powerful as the hearts.

Soul steal

The Thief of Heart can steal souls and personality. This is difficult, but the use of soul items would ease the stress. Soul items can be their signature, their blood, a locket of their hair, a picture of them, etc.

At lower levels they’d be expert forgers. They’d be skilled in offhand impersonations and could perfectly mimic handwriting.

At medium levels they’d be master of disguises. By studying the subject and having a soul item or two they could temporarily shapeshift into that beings form. They could perfectly mimic their voice and mannerisms, but would not have their memory. The Thief might accidentally create a splinter if they lack proper focus (ie soul items).

At higher levels they could rip out souls and take them for themself. Souls would heighten the Thief’s awareness of souls, giving them a radar sense as they hunger for souls. They could measure up the true, inner power of a soul as well. The Thief can also take passion and ambition from the soul. The reault of their ambition is now the Thief’s. Jack Noir’s stabbing, the Black Queen’s composure, etc.

Skills

Actor- you are extremely gifted at acting and faking things

Emotional vampire- your gaze exhausts the soul

True love’s pull- you have a way of getting what you want from people

Theme song

I will possess your heart by Death Cab for Cutie

ENFJ x Hogwarts Houses
  • Gryffindor: This is /the/ ENFJ. Probably runs a talk show where violations of human rights are discussed. Or a radio broadcast: "LGBT daily"! Has a mini-army of followers on twitter that can trend anything at any given time in their area. ENFJ Gryffindors usually don´t doubt that they should follow a certain path, but they are caught in duties imposed on them by others, so that´s their actual obstacle. Quasi-God in highschool. Jams to the Rolling Stones with their ESFP friend from Hufflepuff.
  • Hufflepuff: Nod, smile, talk, repeat. They live for a bouquet of flowers (secretly given to them by a lovestruck ISFP from Ravenclaw). MLK Junior, out there telling people that they have a dream and that everyone should share it. Every casual conversation ends with a "what people should do" outlook/elaboration. Works hard. Fancy, daring clothes, their favourite piece being sleek shoes straight out of the hippest shop in town. Enjoy family time and walks in the park, always taking their camera with them.
  • Ravenclaw: Modern day Cicero: The one who can and will call you out. Backing up their arguments with reliable sources. Hence an overall credible person. Walks around with any device you can take notes on. Yes, they plan to publish a book, soon. Drag people on their social media accounts. Legendary roaster; usually backed up by a squad of Slytherin INTJs. Disharmony radar. Scares teachers with ease. Proclaimed `guru´ by the members of Hufflepuff, unanimously.
  • Slytherin: Goethe. Id est: Burdened. Most empathetic of all ENFJs, and simultaneously the most puzzling. They are an enigma, even to close friends. Come across as a narcissist (with their style on fleek and the aloof Slytherin gaze); it is indeed true that they indulge in self-promotion, or at least in fostering a certain image. Why? They´ve envisioned a heroic alter ego of themselves in their late childhood and have decided to pursue it. Dark mentality, black clothes, black tea.

Alright, so I want to actually make my aspect descriptions a bit better. Most are serviceable…

So anyways

Space- major themes of mass, energy, physics, and the fabric of space. Minor themes of creation and variation.

Time- major themes of past, present, future, and progression. Minor themes of renewal, endings, and rhythm.

Light- major themes of knowledge, clarity, and luck. Minor themes of sight, learning, and awareness.

Void- major themes of nothingness, obscurity, and the Void. Minor themes of ignorance, secrecy, and darkness.

Heart- major themes of personality, souls, ambition, and identity. Minor themes of morale, willpower, and intuition.

Mind- major concepts of logic, reason, intellect, and the mind. Minor themes of thoughts, perceptions, and choices. 

Hope- major themes of trust, faith, ideals, and positive emotions. Minor themes of confidence, possibilities, and motivation.

Rage- major themes of anger, fear, falsehoods, pain, passion, and negative emotions. Minor themes of temper, spite, and base instincts.

Life- major themes of life force, opportunity, vigor, growth, and luxury. Minor themes of options, evolution, and optimism.

Doom- major themes of systems, rules, fate, and sacrifice. Minor themes of limits, futility, and decay.

Breath- major themes of freedom, air, wind, breath, and flexibility. Minor themes of direction and change.

Blood- major themes of literal blood, connections, bonds, and unity. Minor themes of perseverance, authority, and tangibility.

Suggestions???

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RPG theme part 3: Endgame

Alice is a beast warrior. Though she may look sweet and always smiling, she has carved up goblins and trolls in their thousands with her huge axe. Her axe is extraordinarily heavy, but being a beast girl she has the strength to fling it around with great precision and twirl it in her hands as if it were a mere twig. You meet her during a quest at level 60 and she decides to join your team as a very skilled tank because it sounded like fun!

Luna is the boss of an endgame raid. She is the queen and commander of the voidbeasts. She is 20 feet tall and has 8 long spider legs with sharp sword-like blades at their tips. She calls upon her minions to aid her in battle and outnumbers your party by the hundreds. She can cast devastating attacks on your party and curses anyone who touches her. She is a formidable opponent but when you defeat her you complete the game!

Rina is a demon assassin. She can kill most monsters in one stealthy strike, and they wouldn’t have even known she was coming. They call her the silent stalker, because nobody has ever heard her speak, and when she stalks and attacks she makes no noise at all. Her dual blades cleanly slice through monsters necks, cut out their hearts and mutilate their bodies. Her small and agile body allows her to perform all manner of acrobatics and tricks during combat and her horns give her extra strength. You meet her at level 70 and hire her to work for you for a very high price. She joins your team as a DPS.

Ruby is an angel sent from the heavens to bless and protect you during your final fight. The gods are on your side, and Ruby is proof of that. She uses her holy powers to heal you, boost your strength, and protect you from unholy curses and spells. Without her Luna would be undefeatable.

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If Reima was a teacher, ideally she’d want to take care of a Kindergarten class, but she’s a history teacher here. Lyra would enjoy being a science teacher, preferably Biology.

As a student, Lyra was a member of the gardening club and spent her lunches on the rooftop garden. Reima was part of the journalism club, but she was more interested in being in pictures than writing about them.

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「 Sweet Spring Dates 」

Brynn: I can’t get over how cute the baby elephant is. Thanks for taking me to the zoo!

Aani: Hehe, your face looks ridiculous in this one. Let me take another picture.

Mari: Hi, dear.~ I found us a table. You already ordered?…Oh! You knew exactly what I wanted.

Shinoa: Thank you for the crepe, it’s delicious. Where to next, my darling?

anonymous asked:

Now that the season is over, do you still s3 is the strongest season thus far?

Hey anon,

That is a complicated answer and I’ll do short answer/long answer so you can get the gist and ignore my under the cut rambling if you’re so inclined (jk tumblr isn’t letting me add a read more that actually works so I apologize for the wall of text) 

To be crystal clear, this is only my opinion on it. I’m not trying to be objective, I have no interest in being objective, tbh. I watch/love/analyze this show for myself and view it through the frame of my biases and preferences. That doesn’t mean that I’m ignoring other parts of the show, just that my allegiance is to the delinquents, specifically Clarke and Bellamy above all, and by extension the sky people first and foremost and, obviously, my ship is bellarke. If you’re hoping for an objective, non-shipper look at the show, I am not the person you want to come to.

Now that that’s out of the way, short answer: Yes. My adoration of 3b and the ambition and depth of themes and character that were tackled in this season outweigh my issues with the execution of certain parts.

Long answer:

Look, The 100 shit the bed this season, especially 3a. I’m not denying or ignoring that. They attempted several incredibly ambitious storylines and were super hemmed in by scheduling around their commitment to bringing ADC back and giving CL as much of a romantic arc as they could in the short number of episodes they were allowed to use her in and it gunked a lot of stuff up. They didn’t give themselves the narrative space they needed to depict their (questionable) real life post 911 state of fear allegory and reduced a number of complex characters to one dimensional versions of themselves to move the plot along. Bob had approximately 3 minutes of screentime to convey the start of an incredibly complicated, subtle and nuanced character arc and it seems like a lot of people missed most of it because the writers decided to make the plot happen first and shore up the character stuff after. Plus there was whatever the hell they were going for with Lincoln and the part where they basically cut all of his scenes leading up until his death which was a damn shame. On top of that, they wrote a textbook fridging of a character that wasn’t even necessary to begin with (Gina seemed like a lovely girl and I think she could’ve been a great character but instead she was reduced to a device and I think she actually muddied Bellamy’s motives as opposed to clarifying them like she was clearly supposed to do)(#ginawasreal).

And then, finally, there was L’s death approximately 70 seconds after she had happy morning sex with Clarke and we can bang on and on about the futility of death, the overwhelming amount of in-show foreshadowing and whether or not it was a narrative necessity (I think it was and I don’t mean for the Flame reveal and how that all worked, on a larger scale L was a Mary Sue in the most classic definition of the term, she broke the world and had the power to resolve all conflict and they’d basically written themselves into a corner with her) but at the end of the day, a lesbian walked into a stray bullet immediately following a moment of true happiness. That’s staggeringly shitty even without taking into account how much the writers hyped CL (which, tbf, is part of their job but also ehhhhhh they went way overboard all things considered).

So, yeah, 3a was a mess (3b wasn’t flawless either, I’m v curious to see if there will be any fallout ever over Ontari raping Murphy but I kind of doubt it, thought I flip flop on whether or not the ultimate point was to build contrast between Ontari/L and create audience conversation in which case, they succeeded especially over that latter point. Not getting into Octavia because I don’t believe her arc is remotely wrapped up and I do think there will be fallout and consequences of her actions). Not ignoring any of that and I’m probably leaving a bunch of issues out. The writers made some DEEPLY questionable choices, okay? I’m fully aware.

But, all that said, let’s look at the stuff that (imo) they did do incredibly right.

- The technical work this season was unparalleled on the show. The cinematography, score, editing was on a whole other level of the stuff they’ve done before. They told entire stories with the technical details and I think that’s incredibly fucking cool. Hats off to the entire technical team, the unsung heroes of this season. I’m also including the sets and the costuming in that. While I don’t personally love all of their costuming choices (#giveclarkeshampoo2k16) and have a few questions about some of the set stuff done for dramatics (where oh where oh where did Niaylah’s family get the bones that made up the entrance to the trading post, WHY WERE THE GROUNDERS KEEPING RECORDS THROUGH CAVE PAINTINGS LESS THAN 97 YEARS AFTER THE COLLAPSE OF SOCIETY oh fuck it), it was all an impressive step up from previous seasons. I was not a fan the overwhelming amount of Polis in s3 but damn were the Polis sets cool. Fingers crossed JR does whatever he has to to keep his crew because they are an amazingly talented group of people.

- For something that started out as an uninteresting Jaha-driven sidebar, the CoL arc ended up being incredibly interesting to me. I love the easy out escape your pain theme of this season.

- Speaking of, have I mentioned how much I love the different ways they depicted grief and trauma? Because I really fucking love the different ways they depicted grief and trauma. Pretty much every one one of the major delinquent characters represented a different aspect. Clarke hid from her pain, she went out of her way to avoid the situations that lead to it in the first place (aka leadership and responsibility and, you know, her home and her people). Bellamy internalized (he “man-ed up” if you will and hey depiction of how gross and awful toxic masculinity can be) until he exploded in panic-driven rash and violent actions. Raven isolated herself from her friends and hid what was going on with her (flashback to her sitting on the horse until everyone had left so no one would see that she couldn’t get down). Octavia hardened herself to the point of losing basically all empathy. Monty gritted his teeth and kept going. Jasper completely lost his ability to hold it together, drank himself into a stupor and eventually gave up. Those are all super realistic and tragic coping mechanisms and I love it.

- AND THEN 3B CAME ALONG AND MOST OF THEM STARTED PIECING THEMSELVES BACK TOGETHER AND COMING BACK TO EACH OTHER AND IT WAS BEAUTIFUL. Not so much with Monty (poor fucking Monty, when I said I wanted more of an arc specifically for Monty, I forgot that this is The 100 and that means terrible things happen when you have a prominent storyline) and Octavia who I think (hope, in a twisted sort of way, I’m fucked up, don’t judge me) is at the beginning of an epic Dark!Octavia arc. But the rest of them. 

- In my 3x16 recap I went on and on in incredibly emotional capslock deluge about how much Jasper choosing to believe it’ll get better means to me. Depression is no joke my friends and it is HARD to pull yourself out of that but wanting to try is an incredibly powerful first step. I was overwhelmed when Clarke finally admitted that she had been hiding and running and that she needed to stop because her friends (*cough* specifically Bellamy *cough*) give her the strength to do what needs to be done and make those things bearable. Raven recognizing that just because her leg is fucked doesn’t mean her brain isn’t still awesome and she has plenty of value to bring to the world by being herself. Bellamy realizing that he needs to figure out and act what he believes is right and not mindlessly following someone saying the right things, not reacting to the world solely to protect the people he loves. These were AMAZING character arcs and I love them so godamn much.

- Also, can we talk about how Clarke and Bellamy’s arcs parallel themselves? She needed to recognize that she can’t do this alone, that she can’t isolate herself from other people and draw strength solely from herself. Bellamy needed to learn to believe in himself and stand up for what he thinks is right and to not lose himself for the sake of other people.

- Actually, as long as I’m on the topic, PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS ENTIRE SEASON REVOLVED AROUND PARALLEL ARCS FOR CLARKE AND BELLAMY RIGHT DOWN TO THE WAY THE SEASON WAS SHOT (please see my friend Danni’s excellent lesson in 3a cinematography for reference and yes I’m going to bug her about doing a s3 as a whole breakdown but no promises).

- But anyway back to the thematic parallels between Clarke and Bellamy. Both of them started the season isolated, both of them spent 3a letting someone else take the reins and make decisions for them, both of them lost that person midseason and were faced with the harsh reality that no one was going to fix things for them, they had to figure out how to do it themselves, TOGETHER. Both of them spent 3b working their way back to each other and repairing their relationship. Both of them lead the charge to save the world in the finale (Clarke inside the CoL, Bellamy in the real world) and then the season ended with both of them standing together on a raised dais in front of a throne, a unified team sharing the burden that they still have work to do.

- What I’m trying to say is if you look at the broad strokes of the season, bellarke is woven into the core of the story and season 3 was in a large part about them building a stronger relationship with each other.

- Platonically, obviously.

- On an episodic level, season 3 featured some of the best episodes this show has ever done. 3x07 is largely marred by L’s death, but the rest of the episode and the history and world-building it included was incredible. 3x08 is, imo, severely underrated and featured possibly the best technical work and editing seen on the show (and it bothers me to no end that they submitted 3x04 for an emmy and not 3x08, or like, so many other episodes, especially since I consider 3x04, fight scene aside, to be the extreme low point of the season, everything besides Polis was rushed past the point of acceptable storytelling and I will be bitter about it forever). On a personal level, 3x02, 3x05, 3x11, 3x12 and 3x15 are possibly my favorite episodes ever? Idk.

- I will fully admit that 3x02 is entirely on the list for shipper reasons but hello they gave us an entire episode dedicated to spelling out how much Clarke means to Bellamy.

- PLATONICALLY OF COURSE

- The argument in 3x05 is some of the finest character driven writing on the show, fight me. I will miss the fuck out of Charlie Craig, his writing has been some of my absolute favorite on the show. Personally I think Bob and Eliza earned their chemistry nod for that scene alone, they acted the hell out of that argument and that scene was incredibly raw and powerful and I don’t think I’ll ever be over it.

- I loved that they dabbled in thematic episodes this season, hence the inclusion of 3x11 and 3x12. Aside from the fact that those episodes were packed with the kind of character stuff I live for (plus, you know, a SHITTON of bellarke), I love that the show experimented with the episode structure and genre homage.

- Also, Bob Morley deserves his own bullet on this list. He sold the hell out of Bellamy’s arc in the tiny amount of screentime he was allotted to do it. I know that it wasn’t enough for a lot of people and I know another bunch of people deeply hated where the writers took his character this season but I loved it (we’ve established I’m fucked up and we’re not judging me for it, remember?)

- Oh god, there was so much stuff in this season. I feel like I’ve already turned this list into an essay and I’ve left so much out. Kabby’s arc, for one. That gave me WAY MORE FEELINGS than I was expecting. Ditto Murphy. I’m still not sure how the hell Murphy has so thoroughly won me over but here we are.

- And how fucking awesome is Emori? I will never ever be over her casually being all fuck you Jaha I have no flaws. I am SO HERE FOR HER BEING A PART OF THE DELINQUENT CREW. Please @ god let her and Raven hit it off and just give Murphy endless shit (also, please give us some sort of Raven/Murphy cathartic conversation now that they’re about to be back in the same place and Murphy is maybe in a place where he could actually apologize without making it about his sob story) (whoops, sorry, this isn’t a s4 wishlist).

- Memori is another ship that sucker punched me in the face with feelings out of nowhere. Their reunion at the end was SO MUCH.

- INCREDIBLE NEW CHARACTERS. I REALLY REALLY REALLY HOPE WE SEE MORE ROAN (WHO IS NOT DEAD, I REFUSE), LUNA AND NIYLAH IN SEASON 4. PRETTY PLEASE I WILL BE EXTRA GOOD THIS YEAR. 

- I don’t give a fuck about the plausibility of the nuclear reactor set up, I think it’s an amazing emotional pressure cooker to throw the characters into and I’m here for it.

- Ugh I’m missing so much stuff but my brain is currently running dry.

Basically, I’m the kind of watcher where I will forgive a lot if I loved the rest of the thing enough and I very much loved the good stuff about season 3. Season 1 will always hold a very special place in my heart because that’s where we met and fell in love with the precious delinquent crew that are at the heart of this show. They spent most of season 2 separated from each other and that’s a huge part of why, in spite of it being a great season on a number of levels, I don’t hesitate to put it in third place in my fav of the seasons order. Season 3 took the group I fell in love with in season 1, layered on the trauma caused by season 2 and delivered a (imo) rich and satisfying conclusion to the arc of those two seasons and I loved it. Obvs the story isn’t over and I’m not saying we’ve seen the end of all of the fallout, but to me season 3 definitely felt like the culminating, cathartic arc of a lot of the previous stuff and I really like catharsis.

So, yeah. I do think season 3 was the strongest based on the stuff I’m watching for. I see why season 2 gets so much praise but for me, for all its compression and Polis meandering, season 3 ultimately focused on the stuff that I’m here for and the show really stepped up it’s thematic and technical game. For all its flaws, I loved the shit out of it. No regrets.