Loving the text messages!! Keep up the good work! Also if you don't mind could you describe darks and antis personalities according to you?
Absolutely!!! Beware though, I’m about to wax poetic because I LOVE these two characters. I’m sorry that this post is so long but I’m NOT putting it under a cut because I worked on this for over a fucking hour instead of writing my history paper and I want at least one person to actually read it. :P
I’m gonna go a little in depth with what I believe is their canon personalities according to my interpretation and then how I incorporate those interpretations into Texts From Dark And Anti. Some of you may be surprised to find that I actually heavily take their canonical personalities into account when I make my edits; it’s not all just dick jokes and memes for the sake of notes. Texts From Dark And Anti is my love letter to these two characters, and I’ve gone to great lengths to portray them in the best way possible.
But enough babbling. Let’s start with Dark.
CANON PERSONALITY:Master Manipulator and Sexual Predator
Per Mark, Dark is a master manipulator. He’s a snake in the grass, ready to tell you anything and everything you need to hear in order to get what he wants from you.
I’d argue that this often works for him. Obviously he’s a very good actor if he’s able to mimic Mark perfectly in the “Chocolate” ending, so that makes me think that he’s able to assume whatever personality and/or extend whatever favors he needs to to trick his victims into abiding by him.
But it’s also worth mentioning that Dark’s biggest weakness (arguably) is his jealousy. As Mark said, Dark’s extremely jealous of Mark, and he wants everything that Mark has: wealth, fame, success, and devoted fans. I’d be willing to believe that that last thing is what rubs Dark wrong the most.
Evidence? Mark’s fans are exactly what he goes after. Wanna know what’s freakier? IT FUCKING WORKED.
Mark took all of his fans out on a date. All of us adored him for it. Dark got jealous of this, so he infiltrated the date and tried to get us to support him instead. And when Tyler Mark showed up to fight him, Dark didn’t kill him himself. He manipulated us into doing it for him.
And what brings this home is that Dark has had the longest lasting potential out of anything to come out of this video. All of the other memes and references have lost their luster by now, but the resurgence of Dark-related fan art, ask/rp blogs, edits, and memes are still going strong. Dark infiltrated our date and convinced us to love him and worship him the same way that we do Mark, and we fucking fell for it.
So why does he do this? Is it just because he’s a jealous prick? Partially, but I think that, canonically, there’s more to it. I think it’s because he thrives on his ability to hold power over people, which is comparable to–get ready for it–sexual predators.
Dark exhibits a lot of the traits we normally attribute to these criminals. He’s attractive, charismatic, extremely manipulative, and sadistic. He says things like, “I can give you anything,” and, “If it’s dinner you want, I can provide.” Provide is an interesting word choice here, because that’s what society has dictated the man in a relationship should do. He even acts seductive: arching his neck, eye-fucking the camera, and he even blows us a kiss (see below). But the way that he grabs and shakes us periodically throughout his mental breakdown betrays his inner sadism and anger issues, also common among sexual predators. I absolutely think that based on Dark’s behavior and what we know about him, he’s totally down to fuck anyone and everyone in order to get what he wants–consensual or otherwise. And I definitely think he’ll enjoy it.
I wouldn’t necessarily say that Dark is a nymphomaniac. As an otherworldly being, it’s entirely possible he doesn’t even have a sex drive. But sexual predators don’t usually rape their victims just to get their dicks wet. Usually, it’s a power issue; they want to feel like they have mastery over something, and that they are dominant and in control. Given Dark’s obsession with taking all of Mark’s glory away from him, coupled with his violent mood swings and sadism, I would say that sexual assault is probably just one of the many ways he appeases his insatiable appetite for power and manipulation. And I’d even bet that it’s one of his go-to’s.
In Texts From Dark And Anti, I normally portray Dark as a bitter old demon who doesn’t understand memes and doesn’t want to put up with anybody’s shit. But I didn’t just do this for fun; I did it because I could see Dark being jaded in real life. Off-camera, when he’s not trying to seduce us into adoring him over Mark, I could see him being sick of being overlooked. He’s old, even by Mark’s channel’s standards, and up until “A Date With Markiplier”, he wasn’t mainstream in the fandom at all–not fun for someone who craves the adoration of others. So he’d definitely be off-put by Anti’s much younger, more erratic personality, and in a bad mood he’d bitch at him for it. But in a good mood, he’d use it to his advantage to get whatever he wants–sex, souls, and anything else his blackened heart desires, both for the reward and the thrill of not having to do it himself.
Now let’s talk about Anti.
CANON PERSONALITY: Chaotic Psychopath
Jack has been near-silent on his personal interpretation of Anti (although he’s stated that he definitely has a personal canon that he refuses to share, the little fucker), so all of this is going to come from speculation and what we see onscreen.
While Dark chose to make his debut in one long, continuous, elegant appearance, Anti showed up randomly throughout the month of October, with no prelude and no explanation as to why he was there. Also in contrast to Dark’s smooth, charismatic personality, Anti is visibly unstable, jittery, and psychotic. Both he and Dark exhibit bloodlust, but Anti doesn’t hide it. He doesn’t hold back any of his sociopathic tendencies, going so far as to murder his host on camera for the world to see.
We don’t exactly know what Anti’s agenda is, but that’s just it: I don’t think he has one. At least, not one beyond the psychotic urge to kill as much and as many people as he can. Even in “Say Goodbye”, all he does is laugh at/condemn the viewer for not warning Jack and saving him. The other times he was on camera in October, he was glitchy, with several different appearances (fangs, gauges, blood, etc.) and contorted, unsettling body movements, making me think that Anti is a supernatural being that thrives on chaos and bloodshed.
But Anti doesn’t just want to cause havoc–he wants to cause havoc and get the credit he deserves for it. That’s why he showed up so much on camera without Jack noticing; he was there for us, not him. Then he made a big deal about us not telling Jack what was going on, condemning us for our failure to make his existence well-known. Then he crashed Jack’s panel at PAX, angry at us for “forgetting” him. He’s not trying to garner our support like Dark is; if anything, he wants us to be terrified of him.
But personally, if I had to choose between being locked in a room with Dark and being locked in a room with Anti, I’d choose Anti in a heartbeat. Because even though Anti is more obviously psychotic, at least I’d know I would be killed quickly–unlike Dark, who would torture and manipulate me verbally, physically, and possibly even sexually for an indeterminate amount of time. This is Anti’s downfall, I think; Dark disguises his true nature with seduction and charisma, but because Anti’s so unpredictable and surface-level, he identifies himself as a very obvious threat, ironically making him a little easier to understand.
Thus, my interpretation of him in Texts From Dark And Anti reflects this (albeit in a more comedic way). Anti loves memes and silly trends because he wants to stick out in a way that’ll gain recognition. He’s more up-to-date with Internet trends and slang because he’s much younger than Dark–but that also means that he’s more gullible, and a lot of simple things go over his head. Basically all of his emotions are double that of Dark’s, and he makes no efforts to disguise them. He’s also much more privvy to senseless murder than Dark. This speaks highly of his psychotic tendencies and general disregard for any order or secrets he could be bothering to keep. What you see of Anti is what you get: an easily-excitable, always-ready-to-fuck-shit-up killing machine.
So…yeah. That’s pretty much my piece. Told you it’d be long. X’D
But tysm for asking!! And if any of you bothered reading this far, PLEASE reblog or leave a reply with your thoughts on my interpretation of these two characters and how you characterize them personally. I’m super crazy interested in the lore around these two (or lack thereof), which is why I created Texts From Dark And Anti in the first place. ^_^
I can’t stop smiling because i just realised how well even pretends to be surprised when noticing that isak is there and there’s no more paper left and how he smirks while asking isak if he needed paper like “oh shit, didn’t see you there even though i probably came to the bathroom just to ‘’’’’’’’accidentaly’’’’’’’’’’ bump into you” and then after giving isak that piece of paper he smiles again like ”omg, i cant believe this is working, im a fucking genius” and then he takes his joint from his ear and says “come outside” and walks away like “okay, now act cool and leave hoping he follows you”MASTERPIECE PLAN.
I can’t believe this love story began because there were not enough tissue papers in the tissue dispenser.
كان ابن الزُّبَيْرِ يَقُولُ فِي دبرِ كُلِّ صلاة حِينَ يُسَلِّمُ “ لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ اللَّهُ وَحْدَهُ لاَ شَرِيكَ لَهُ لَهُ الْمُلْكُ وَلَهُ الْحَمْدُ وَهُوَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَىْءٍ قَدِيرٌ لاَ حَوْلَ وَلاَ قُوَّةَ إِلاَّ بِاللَّهِ لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ اللَّهُ وَلاَ نَعْبُدُ إِلاَّ إِيَّاهُ لَهُ النِّعْمَةُ وَلَهُ الْفَضْلُ وَلَهُ الثَّنَاءُ الْحَسَنُ لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ اللَّهُ مُخْلِصِينَ لَهُ الدِّينَ وَلَوْ كَرِهَ الْكَافِرُونَ " . وَقَالَ كَانَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم يُهَلِّلُ بِهِنَّ دُبُرَ كُلِّ صَلاَةٍ . صحيح مسلم حديث ٥٩٤
Ibn Zubair uttered at the end of every prayer after pronouncing salutation (these words):” There is no god but Allah. He is alone. There is no partner with Him. Sovereignty belongs to Him and He is Potent over everything. There is no might or power except with Allah. There is no god but Allah and we do not worship but Him alone. To Him belong all bounties, to Him belongs all Grace, and to Him is worthy praise accorded. There is no god but Allah, to Whom we are sincere in devotion, even though the unbelievers should disapprove it.“ (The narrator said): He (the Holy Prophet) uttered it at the end of every (obligatory) prayer. Sahih Muslim 594 a In-book reference : Book 5, Hadith 180 USC-MSA web (English) reference : Book 4, Hadith 1235
سلسلة الأذكار والأدعية // Athkar & Invocations Series | 10
We worshipped Jesus instead of following him on his same path. We made Jesus into a mere religion instead of a journey toward union with God and everything else. This shift made us into a religion of “belonging and believing” instead of a religion of transformation.
If yes, then this is to add more smile to your face and if not, then this is to make you smile today. in sha Allah.
Often times, when you think so much of the things happening in your life it causes you stress. Stress in thinking of solutions to your problems and how to have ease from your situation, right?
You have to think so much that you forget to smile and realize how blessed you are to be a slave of Allah Azza Wa Jall.
So here’s a story to lighten up all those stressful burdens and problems in your life right now. _____
Have you heard of that story about the Prophet ﷺ riding a mule?
Imam Ahmad reports in his Musnad, with an authentic chain of narration, that Mu’adh IBn Jabal Radiyallahu Anhu narrated that once the Prophet ﷺ mounted his mule named Ya’foor which had a birdle made from the bark of a date-palm.
When the Prophet ﷺ was settled and seated, he said: “O Mu’adh, you ride too.”
Mu’adh said, “Go forth, O Messenger of Allah ﷺ.”
The Prophet ﷺ said again, “You ride too.”
Mu’adh RA then also mounted the mule.
Mu’adh said: “I also climbed onto the mule and sat behind the Messenger of Allah ﷺ. As the mule trotted forth, it tripped and fell down with both of us. The Messenger of Allah ﷺ rose up quickly and laughed, while I stood up with regrets.”
Mu’adh says: “We climbed the mule again but fell down again. Again, we climbed and again we fell down. Finally, we climbed and went forth.”
The Messenger of Allah ﷺ stretched his hand behind him towards me, nudged my back gently with his whip or staff and said: “O Mu’adh, do you know Allah’s rights on His slaves?”
I said: “Allah Azza Wa Jall and His Messenger ﷺ knows best.”
He ﷺ said: “Allah’s right on His slave is that they worship Him alone and not ascribe partners to Him.”
We kept on moving then he again extended his hand in my direction and nudged my back gently and asked: “O Mu’adh, O the son of Umm Mu’adh, what are the slaves’ right on Allah if they do so?”
I said: “Allah Azza Wa Jall and His Messenger ﷺ knows best.”
He ﷺ said: “ The right of the slaves of Allah, if they do so, is that He admits them to Paradise.” _____
Indeed, this is such a heart warming story about the rights of Allah Azza Wa Jall over His slaves as well as the rights of the slaves of Allah. It is also so beautiful to know that the Prophet ﷺ was such a soft and smiling person.
Jabir Ibn Abd’Allah Radiyallahu Anhu once said, “Whenever the Prophet ﷺ looked at me, he smiled.”
My dear brother and sister in Islam, think about this story when you feel like you are so bombarded of the problems you have in life, by Allah, with just the thought of Jannah all these problems can fade in an instant.
Let us all strive to be dwellers of Paradise. _____
May Allah admit you, your family, your loved ones and every Muslim to Paradise. Amin _____
Hadith of Mu’adh Ibn Jabal was taken from: • Musnad Ahmad 238/5 • Al Bukhari, Hadith 7273 • Muslim, Hadith 30
Hadith of Jarir Ibn Abd’Allah was taken from: • Sunan An Nasa’i Al Kubra 5/82
Story was taken from Nafs Book, Umm Umar Khaled, pp.144-145
Is it possible for this fandom to let ikora exist without cayde
please just let her have a moment without her so much as mention him I’m begging u
I know he’s everyone’s fave but ffs can we stop worshipping him long enough to appreciate this game’s other characters for once.
U hating on Kirby for being stereotypical in the 60s and yet you like the run where Coates introduced previously unheard of Sex Slavery to Wakanda?
I like Cotes run because he introduced strife in Wakanda. The sex slavery only came about because Wakanda is at war with itself and Nicamangan refugees(and from what I understand, it is not Wakandan citizens enslaving women, it is the refugees who are). In a very realistic take of war breeds that type of behavior regardless of where(which in the few United States wars, there has been sex slavery like the Civil War). The fact that Coates addresses and introduces champions for that specific cause who are women and of Wakanda speaks volumes to me. While I do not condone sex slavery, I do like that there are champions for that and those champions are women who opted to create a women only state like that of a few tribes in Africa.
The sex slavery is introduced as not something Wakanda or even Black Panther condones it. In fact, Coates T’challa is humanized because the strife in Wakanda and is very angry at the injustice women in his country face because of the war.
Wakanda’s entire existence was a beacon from the evils and effects of colonization which includes sex trafficking of African women. When that was broken down because of T’chala’s departure. The sex slavery happens when Wakanda is not allowed to stand on it’s own and is in trouble. Because Wakanda is in strife and there is conflict, the evils of being a ruler haunt T’challa in a way that is real and interesting.
Black Panther by all means is an autocrat and because no writer ever questioned the ethics of his rule. We never see what people of Wakanda think of it. In fact, we see them worship him and condone his actions to the point that he non-hesitantly risked sacrificing his mother for the sake of his rule. Coates run to me appeals because it presents Black Panther as an idealist trying to be a king who actually has to govern. T’challa has always been presented as right and Wakanda has always been presented as this utopia with absolutely no strife or even crime outside of invaders.
To me, Coates run is excellent political commentary about rule and what it means to govern. For once, T’challa is shown to be not just a prideful black superman, but also an eloquent even tempered academic.
Coates T’challa is not stupid. He is not king because of some hyper-masculine posturing. He is king because he cares for his people first and foremost and is only combating strife that he indirectly introduced because of his kindness. And for that, I love reading it.
Entire GnR fandom: OMG THIS GENIUS HIS SENSE OF HUMOUR IS UNRIVALLED HIS ELOQUENCE IS INSPIRING HE IS THE MASTER OF LESS IS MORE WE MUST WORSHIP HIM FOREVER FOR THIS SAGE JEWEL OF WISDOM HE HAS BESTOWED UPON HUMANITY
This one time @raindrop-rouge and I were sitting on a lawn studying for exams (well, she was studying, I was reading Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and drinking beer), and we heard music playing from a window on the top floor of the building we lived in. When Queen came on we started singing along, and suddenly it started raining wrapped candy from the sky. The mysterious Queen people apparently thought us worthy to share their candy with (or they felt sorry for @raindrop-rouge still having exams to study for) and threw candy down at us (on second thought, maybe they tried to shut us up)
it seems like Even gets a free pass right now, and we worship him no
matter what he does. I have seen some people being mad at him (and Sana), and
it kind of reminds me of what happened when he was being shady about the Sonja
thing in season 3. People jumped to conclusions and claimed he was using Isak
and lying to him.
Even is keeping information from Isak, and that is painful to witness. The
question is, how much info about your past are you obligated to share with you
partner? This is all about Even’s past, and really has nothing to do with Isak.
Even is not even in contact with these boys. He put it all behind him, and we
don’t know why. (but we are eager to know!!)
is still coming to terms with him mental illness. It has only been 4 months since he
even accepted that Isak could love him! This is not fixed overnight. He
probably still fears his next manic episode or depressive stage. Will Isak
still be there if he does something even worse than running around naked?
worst thing about the situation right now, is the way Isak must be feeling about
it. He clearly knows something is up, and he now also suspects that Sana knows
more than she is telling him. He may feel like his boyfriend and friend are
keeping him in the dark. That they don’t trust him or don’t think he can handle
whatever it is. And that can make you feel pretty alone and unworthy. I hope
Jonas is there for him.
so, it’s shab-e-baraat tonight, and that marks our countdown: 15 days until ramdhan mubarak begins.
i hope that the duas of all my muslim friends who are praying to Allah tonight become accepted, ameen. may Allah grant us mercy, bless us, and make this ramadhan one in which we can worship Him as much as possible.
it’s a night of praying, of worship and ibaadah, but also, a night where i wanna apologise, for any time i’ve done wrong. because, i know i have. and on this night of humility, where Allah wants us to worship Hiim, a night where our Lord descends and hears our prayers, our Creator would want His creation to coexist in peace and unity, and that means extending a hand of forgiveness, and forgiving too.
and for those who will be fasting tomorrow, may Allah make it easy on us, insha’allah.
i’ll keep you all in my prayers, all of you, tonight.
Don’t let your sins weigh you down. And don’t let them be the cause of you despairing from the mercy of Allah.
Know that Allah will always be there waiting for you with His infinite Mercy and forgiveness even if you slip and fall again and again.
In a hadith it is mentioned that Allah stretches out His hand during the day so that the sinners of the night can repent and He stretches His hand during the night so that the sinners of the day can repent. And Allah will continue to stretch His hand during the day and night until the sun rises from the west.
Subhanallah, how much more beautiful can that get?
He does not need anyone, He does not need our worship, His Greatness does not increase by the whole of mankind worshipping Him. And yet, this Allah is more happier when His servant, when the likes of you and i, make tawbah to Him than a man who found his lost camel.
The biggest blessing is that Allah is our Lord. Because wallahi, who has this much love? He has billions of angels praising Him and prostrating to Him day and night, and yet, He is happy when we repent to Him.
Is this not a Lord worthy of worship? Indeed He is.
So turn to Him. For He loves you and He loves to hear your voice. Even if you’ve never worshipped Allah your whole life but you just decided to turn to Him just this once, He will accept your repentence and surround you with His Mercy.
A beautiful hadith Qudsi:
“O My slave, if you came to Me with an earthload of sins, not associating any partners with Me, I will come to you with an earthload of forgiveness.”
I find it funny that people don’t seem to understand what Technical Boy from American Gods represents metaphorically. Of course we don’t envision a fucboi when we pray for our wifi to come back. But he, as a god, represents phones and wifi and technology. We practically worship our phones and computers, therefore we are worshipping him. Because he is the phone and the computer.
It’s wild shit, but you have to understand how these gods represent our lives today.
- Not actually a god, in the sense that we have no evidence that anybody worshipped him at any time. No Loki worship. Mythology figure: yes. Worshipped deity with shrines and prayers and the like: no.
- He was in no way even remotely connected with fire. Blame bad early scholarship and Wagner for that misconception.
- “Skywalker” was not one of his bynames/kennings. Srsly from which dark and unhallowed chamber of his ass did George Lucas pull that one
A 👏🏼 community 👏🏼 of 👏🏼 faith 👏🏼 does 👏🏼 not 👏🏼 mean 👏🏼 you 👏🏼 have 👏🏼 to 👏🏼 go 👏🏼 to 👏🏼 church👏🏼. You ARE the church. A building isn't where God is.
You’re right, we are the church. But we need to meet as a group as well. We need to come together to worship, pray, and learn more as one being. You can’t just sit by yourself, nose in your Bible, isolated from other Christians and live off of that alone. God didn’t create us to be alone, we can’t be by ourselves. How can you expect to grow as a Christian if you don’t take time to surround yourself with other Christians?
I need to spend time with Christians older and wiser than me in order to learn, since I’m still so young. And maybe people newer to their faith would benefit from spending time around me since I’m further in than they are. We need each other. The one place you know for sure to find us is…. *gasp* at church.
And maybe the physical church won’t look like the traditional church. One man I knew, who was a pastor, used to meet up with his friends at a bar once every week to do a Bible study together. It became a thing people expected, so some bar regulars, out of curiosity, would show up at the time they knew he was there to listen to what he had to say. That created a church. Maybe it wasn’t an official church building, but it was church.
We can’t be alone and call ourselves a church. We can’t lean on our own understanding, we need to be around others in order to be shaped to be more like Christ.
The best way to get connected with other Christians is by going to church, it’s not the only way. But it is there in the Bible that we need to meet as a group to worship Him together.
Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters.
1 Corinthians 14:26
What then, brothers? When you come together, each one has a hymn, a lesson, a revelation, a tongue, or an interpretation. Let all things be done for building up.
Assemble the people, men, women, and little ones, and the sojourner within your towns, that they may hear and learn to fear the Lordyour God, and be careful to do all the words of this law, and that their children, who have not known it, may hear and learn to fear theLord your God, as long as you live in the land that you are going over the Jordan to possess.”
And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.
For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.