MAGICAL: Healing • Summoning • Fire • Water • Wind • Earth • Ice • Lightning • Dark • Light • Fate Manipulation • Song • Divine Favor • Aether Shield • Aether Manipulation • Other (xxx)
❖ RANGE (BOLD 2, ITALICIZE 1)
Close - Mid - Long
❖ SPECIAL ABILITIES
SWORD OF THE WARDEN: Ruran’s go-to ability. Wisps of golden aether cling to his blade, granting light-aspected magic which slices and burns with radiant energy. Especially effective against the Void and its denizens.
DIVINE GRACE: Mostly used for dodging or to close the gap between himself and an opponent, Ruran can quickly disappear and reappear in very short distances, leaving behind a trail of visible aether in his path. However, doing so repeatedly in a short span of time will quickly exhaust him.
CORUSCATION: By collecting aether into his hands, Ruran can form small orbs of light-aspected magic and direct them toward his enemies. They shoot forward at blinding speed, piercing and searing all in their path. The downside is that they are unstable and difficult to aim.
BROKEN MIND: Ruran’s mind is always under stress, requiring constant focus in order to maintain himself. Certain things (such as explosions, extreme heat, or firearms) may cause him to hesitate, panic, or seize up.
AETHERICAL INSTABILITY: Though Ruran has a fount of aether to pull from his soulstone, his abilities regarding magic are novice at best. Most times, when he attempts anything more than the most basic of his skills, it backfires or refuses to work, causing more harm than good.
RANGED ATTACKS: Donned with sword and shield and clad in armor, Ruran is suited for the front lines of combat. The further he is from an enemy, the more he’s at a disadvantage. Firearms are in a league of their own, and he will avoid them whenever possible.
Rules :Bold character’s strengths. Italicize character’s weaknesses (I added a strikethrough on mine to see them better). Both can apply to one item. Remember to REPOST.
'Game of Thrones' star Gwendoline Christie to join teen sci-fi film 'Darkest Minds'
“Game of Thrones” star Gwendoline Christie is reportedly in talks to join Amandla Stenberg and Mandy Moore on the cast of sci-fi thriller “Darkest Minds.”
Based on the the young adult trilogy by Alexandra Bracken, Fox’s adaptation of the film centers around a group of teens with special abilities who are taken from their families and placed inside internment camps after a pandemic kills 98% of America’s children, causing the surviving 2% to develop superpowers.
Christie, best known for her role as the noble warrior Brienne of Tarth on HBO's hit series “Game of Thrones,” is in negotiations to play a bounty hunter of fugitive teens who takes immense pleasure in her vicious job.
The film will also mark Jennifer Yuh Nelson’s live-action directorial debut, following her success helming the "Kung Fu Panda" animated movies, with Shawn Levy and his 21 Laps banner on board to produce (via The Hollywood Reporter).
for non french speakers: basically Mahé suffers from a very rare disease since she was born, until a strange alien breaks into the hospital’s window and gets into her body. curing her instantanely and giving her special abilities, which is super cool. But now all the scary TV people want her, which is super uncool. Fortunately the alien is still here, in her wig, preventing her from eventual danger.
A person is granted a special ability/power when they reach 18. They must submit the form to the government on the day after, otherwise you won’t receive it. You’ve barely made it to submit your form on the day after due to being drunk, but you soon realized you misspelled your power.
Had this thought last night as I lay falling asleep. We have all these space-exploration-ensemble shows with a bunch of aliens each of which has some sort of super-human power, more or less. And humans are always given ~leadership~ as their special power. The ability to bring people together, to organize shit, and I always thought, like…what a shitty power. What a shitty colonial “you were a mess until we came in and saved you” power. Drives me nuts. Seems like if an alien species builds a got-damn ship that can fly through got-damn space they probably have their shit together, right? At least somewhat?
So then I figure, what is humanity got to contribute to all these super-beings? We’re just nonsense reckless critters careening through space. Seems like we’d be more trouble than we’re worth.
But what if…I mean, what if that’s us. We’re the universe’s huckleberries. We’ll run headlong into danger, and we’ll *laugh*. And what if…what if we survive and a weirdly abnormally high rate. Like any alien with two bits of math can put together that we should have wiped ourselves out a long time ago with the first set of “hold my beer, and watch this.” So what the shit, how are we still banging around the universe building shit and flying off solar ramps into the sun while doing some spaceship equivalent of an ollie while crushing beer cans on our forehead. Why. Why do we exist.
And then it hits me. We survive. We’re super good at it. Uncannily good at it. So much so that we…I mean, we actually bend probability in our favor. It’s absurd. And it totally falls flat if you actually tell us this (“Never tell me the odds,” said Solo, knowing full well that knowing the odds kills a human’s chances of survival).
So there we are. Careening around the universe. Joining alien crews because they know that with a human on board, especially a cocky human in some kind of leadership position, can warp probability to stretch success in their favor. And they can never ever tell us this. So instead they just pat our heads and tell us we’re just so good at ~leadership~ and that’s what makes humans special
So I have two women’s sports story ideas that I have in my mind to do eventually. One is a Dodge-ball idea that I posted art of FOREVER ago on here. The other is this boxing story idea almost modeled in the same spirit as the celebrated manga “Hajime No Ippo”.
While the Dodge-ball idea is where I wanna go more over-the-topwith implausible abilities and special moves,this boxing story tentatively titled right now after the main character as “ORTIZ” I saw as being a bit more realistic.
With this comic I mainly wanted to get most of the emotion, fatigue, pain, and other intangible elements in boxing bouts with extreme symbolic imagery (Dangerous punches replaced with incoming full-sized missiles in the middle of the ring or pain from body punches replaced with impalement by spikes/blades through the body). Using the visual medium of a comic to get across such abstract and intense visuals is one of my big goals for this story when I tackle it.
The titular character at the top, Anna-Lucia is our main character and a Dominican-American. The several other characters underneath are only about 50%-60% of the spread of other boxers she faces in bouts, but are probably the most prolific or prominent ones story-wise.
Some like Rainbow-Sky, Riley, and Nadinebecome friends and arch-rivals. Others like Rosalinda and Harperpose as stiff and skilled opponents to overcome for title bouts. And a couple like Akshara are powerful antagonistic forces who represent a near ultimate threat to Anna-Lucia’s goals to become the best.
New Undertale AU: Street Racing!!! (inspired by “Inicial D” and “Fast and Furious”)
Monsters and humans live together and at peace(sometimes), no war happened in the past and no sealing on the underground stuff. When there’s trouble, humans and monsters get things done by “dueling”: car racing, videogames, radical sports, etc…
Car racing is the most used way to get things done, especially if its on the street…and at night. Monsters are many times associated with radical sports because of their special abilities, they even have their own city for their car racing.
Frisk: A lost child that got almost run over during a race. Sans found them wounded and scared. Sans took them in and no questions were asked.
Sans: A mechanic with a big scar over his left eye, half blind from it. Don’t question it, just leave it be. Sans gets into races with his younger brother just to keep ‘an eye’ on him, and he never gets too serious about them, for Papyrus desmay. When his eye is activated, Sans can see 10 minutes into the future, sometimes he uses this to win races, others to avoid confusions with people.
Papyrus: His dream is to be a cop one day, and he believes that if he wins these races that he will be able to become one. Papy always makes sure to use his car racing uniform - “Protection above all!” - and he always gets upset when Sans isn’t using his jacket. When activated(stressed)Papyrus right eye is able to make his body more agile and fast, and make things look like their in slow-motion for 5 minutes.
Gaster: The skele-bros father, former car racer pro and inventor. Died on a car accident(believed to be a murder) along with his wife, Arial. Sans and Papyrus(as children) eyes were a result of that accident, due to the fact that Gaster was carrying a special solution for a new type of race car, thats spilled over their faces. Gaster left them two special race cars created by him and his wife, which Sans takes care with lots of love. To this day, Sans still blames himself for his parents death.
Mettaton: A robot racer with a great personality and a big ego. He craves to attention, fame and love. He‘s the star of the show so he must win every race. He’s the most well know car racer after Gaster, of course.
Undyne and Alphys: Feared on the streets by young and adult racers, Undyne will not give a fuck to anyone who tries to smartass her during races, also an old friend of Sans and Papyrus. Alphys is Sans work mate and Undyne’s personal mechanic, Mettaton’s ‘mom’.
Asgore and Toriel: Asgore swore to erradicate car racing, being on the street, being professional and as the mayor, he tries every way he can, by any mean, to stop the races. Toriel, although not fond and afraid of races, he sees people happy during them so she knows that if racing is erradicated, happiness will leave their city.
Chara and Asriel: Frisk’s twin sibling, taken in by the Dreemurrs, disapeared when Asriel died during a car race. After that, Asgore swore to stop the races, Toriel became more and more depressed and left Asgore; and Chara was never seen again.(WIP story)
As long as the egoic mind is running your life, you cannot truly be at ease; you cannot be at peace or fulfilled except for brief intervals when you obtained what you wanted, when a craving has just been fulfilled. Since the ego is a derived sense of self, it needs to identify with external things. It needs to be both defended and fed constantly. The most common ego identifications have to do with possessions, the work you do, social status and recognition, knowledge and education, physical appearance, special abilities, relationships, personal and family history, belief systems, and often also political, nationalistic, racial, religious, and other collective identifications. None of these is you.
Thank you Twilight Mexican for the full fleshed-out version!
History of Eos
The history of FFXV’s world can be roughly divided into the “ancient calendar” era when the gods were active, and the “modern calendar” era centered around mankind. The story of this work begins shortly before the signing ceremony of a ceasefire agreement is to be carried out in the modern calendar year 756.
Main Events of the Ancient Calendar Era (A.E.)
Ancient Times/Age of Myth
•The ancient civilization Solheim thrives
•Its prosperity as a technological civilization includes airships and Magitek Armor.
•The Six reside in the world
•The gods’ Great War of Old breaks out due to Ifrit’s betrayal
•Solheim is destroyed
•As those chosen by divinity, some humans with unique attributes (special abilities) hold political authority
•Along with political power, the “King” has such powers as being able to summon weapons, and the “Oracle” has powers such as the Covenant and healing.
•In addition, the Oracle possesses the ability to converse with the gods, establishing a dialogue between The Six and mortals.
Approximately 2000 years ago
•A plague spreads due to a parasite; the population drops sharply
•The Crystal and the Ring of the Lucii are brought from the gods, who went to sleep; the King at that time founds the Kingdom of Lucis
•The gods forge the Ring of the Lucii, give it to the King of Lucis along with the Crystal produced by the planet, and command the royal family to protect the Crystal.
•The Kingdom of Lucis constructs 12 humanoid statues
•The 12 statues were made as caskets into which the souls of the dead kings come to reside. Within these caskets, the successive generations of kings continued awaiting the emergence of the “King chosen by the Crystal.” In addition, these statues have the role of protecting the Crown City as the Old Wall (Knights of the Round).
•The plague is suppressed through the efforts of the Lucian king
Approximately 2000 years ago to 755 years ago
•The world stabilizes and several nations are founded
•In successive turn came Tenebrae, governed by the Fleuret Oracle family; the communal alliance of Accordo, with its parliamentary system and commercial prosperity; and the Niflheim Empire, where the Aldercapt family sought to reconstruct the ancient civilization.
Main Events of the Modern Calendar Era (M.E.)
First year of the Modern Era (755 years ago)
•The four nations of Lucis, Tenebrae, Accordo and Niflheim establish a common calendar
M.E. 358 (398 years ago)
•The Niflheim Empire initaties military aggressions
M.E. 359 (397 years ago)
•The Niflheim Empire conquers Tenebrae territory to within sight of Fenestala Manor, wherein reside the Fleuret family
M.E. 501 (255 years ago)
•The imperial army discovers daemons, mysterious creatures they treat as a new lifeform
M.E. 606 (150 years ago)
•The Niflheim Empire commences aggressions against both Lucis and Accordo
•The outcome of this war is that the allied forces of Lucis and Accordo are defeated. Lucis takes the measure of erecting a second Wall around the circumference of its Crown City, Insomnia. In addition, as the existence of the first Wall is generally a secret, the second Wall comes to be referred to simply as the Wall.
M.E. 722 (34 years ago)
•Ardyn Izunia enters the Niflheim Empire. He proposes the development of the Magitek Troopers
M.E. 723 (33 years ago)
•The Niflheim Empire begins mass producing Magitek Troopers
M.E. 725 (31 years ago)
•[2/22-4/1] The Kingdom of Lucis and the Niflheim Empire are at war
•Lucian King Morse (Noctis’s grandfather) – being pushed back and defeated by the imperial army, who introduced the Magitek Troopers to the battlefield – is forced to take action in light of the Empire’s troubling advance. He is able to resume resistance with renewed intensity by scaling back the Wall, which had enclosed the general Cavaugh region outside Insomnia, to just the city’s ramparts. Regis, who was prince at that time, was fighting on the front lines alongside Cid, Clarus, and Weskham, but withdrew because the Lucian army was defeated.
M.E. 729 (27 years ago)
•Morse, Lucis’s 112th king, dies. Regis, the 113th king, is coronated
M.E. 732 (24 years ago)
•Lunafreya is born in Tenebrae
•At the same time, Gentiana begins residing with the Fleuret family.
•Regis marries his childhood friend, Auraia
M.E. 736 (20 years ago)
•[8/30] Noctis is born in the Kingdom of Lucis
M.E. 741 (15 years ago)
•Regis is informed by the previous kings of Noctis’s destiny
•Regis establishes a personal defense squad, the Kingsglaive
M.E. 744 (12 years ago)
•Noctis is attacked by the daemon Marilith and receives a severe injury
•Fenestala Manor is set ablaze in an attack by the Niflheim Empire. The Oracle Sylva dies
•The Niflheim army attacked the palace, targeting Regis, who was staying in Tenebrae for the purpose of Noctis’s recovery. Amidst the tragic unfolding, Lunafreya’s mother, Sylva, lost her life. Moreover, this event was publicly treated as a simple accidental fire.
M.E. 745 (11 years ago)
•Shiva, the Glacian, awakens in the Ghorovas Rift of the Vogliupe region, and attacks imperial territory
•The imperial army fought back and killed Shiva. The imperials lost the majority of their forces, and so began developing Magitek Troopers that would specialize in opposing gods.
M.E. 748 (8 years ago)
•Lunafreya, who was under imperial surveillance, is inaugurated as the youngest Oracle in history (16 years old)
M.E. 755-756 (one year ago to the present)
•The Kingdom of Lucis and the Niflheim Empire agree to a peace treaty signing. Noctis and Lunafreya are announced as engaged
•Shortly before the ceasefire signing, Noctis departs from the Crown City, Insomnia, along with Gladiolus, Ignis and Prompto, and heads for Altissia in preparation for the wedding. Regis’s intention is for this to allow Noctis to escape from the country. Regis, who recognizes that the Empire’s intentions with the treaty are merely ostensible, secretly plans to counter them.
•[5/16] The Niflheim army attacks Crown City Insomnia on the day of the peace treaty signing ceremony
•Regis entrusts the Ring of the Lucii to Lunafreya, and is then killed by General Glauca.
•[5/17] It is reported that the Crown City, Insomnia, has fallen
•At the same time, the deaths of King Regis, Prince Noctis, and Lady Lunafreya are reported.
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?