answer = both

anonymous asked:

So you're obviously knowledgable about mythology and folklore, and I was wondering, since you've featured the Oak King in your works, if you knew of his twin aspect the Holly King?

Yep! :D

I mean, the Holly King I don’t…think has been mentioned in Fae Tales? Like I never had a plan to include both and be that overt with the neopagan stylings. But I was Alexandrian Wiccan (in a lineaged coven that made a big deal of being a lineaged coven) for a few years so not only am I aware of like the Oak and Holly Kings in their modern folkloric formats (they aren’t really ancient figures) but I’ve also been aware of them from like an immediate ritual perspective as well.

(For those who aren’t aware, the Oak and Holly King are sometimes seen as the dual aspect / twinned aspects of the Horned God, who is a figure sometimes known as Cernunnos or Herne in Wicca, and the Farrars (Janet and Stewart) saw the Holly King as representing the dark half of the sabbaths, and the Oak as representing the light half, so there were rituals to represent the Oak King overthrowing the Holly King for the Goddess’ favour, and vice versa, in the strain of Wicca I practiced).

Now that I am a member of OBOD (er, the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids), I expect I’ll learn more about it in this context too, but I’m not that far yet. :)

OH YEAH GUYS IF YOU DIDN’T KNOW HELLOOOOOOOOOO

So I think I’ve learned why I can’t tag certain people? On my phone, in the activity section, it shows that some people are apparently…Blocked?

As in, their icons are blurred out and I cannot access their blogs from my phone?

But?? They both follow me?? And they actively reblog from me and I actively reblog from them?? I am so confused?? I just want to tag these people when I draw their shit!!

glory or wisdom? love or power? violin or piano? fire or water? air or earth? forest or river? black or white? left or right? heads or tails? theatre or cinema? give or take? dawn or dusk? gold or silver? art or music? morning or night? venus or mercury?

anonymous asked:

Team Mosk/Eran, because they have BOTH suffered and experienced colossally traumatic experiences already.We don't really KNOW them yet.Right now we're seeing all of the things that make them different from one another but Eran & Mosk have BOTH lost their people due to whatever Davix and Olphix are up to.They have that in common.Theyre just dealing differently. Mosk with self destruction and Eran with throwing himself into finding who is responsible and bringing them to justice.Love for both.

While I am all for people picking sides / teams, this ask made me really happy.

And yeah, it’s easy to focus more on what Mosk has lost because that’s the mystery, and Eran - we know from like the first few paragraphs and his mystery is done. He also doesn’t really show grief or post-trauma in the same ways, and for the most part, is just a very tired but mostly stable fae.

But…I’m looking forward to sort of…showing the places where Eran isn’t okay, and for it to become more Team Mosk/Eran vs. Team ‘one side only.’ We’ll see what happens. Mosk has been through a lot of stuff Eran hasn’t been through, but trauma isn’t a competition.

And yeah you hit the nail on the head. Mosk is dealing with his stuff via self-destruction, but Eran is dealing with his stuff via giving himself jobs to do. When he runs out of things to do…well, we’ll see what happens then in a few chapters. :)

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will i ever stop making fanart for this fic????????? 

more gifts for @adreamingsongbird!! just think of this as me stuffing love letters in your shoe locker like in the animes 

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Prompto.

(idk why but I will never not love the idea of Sora being aware of his powers in 4th-wall-breaking ways)

anonymous asked:

can you do a post about jikook's dynamics?

jikook’s relationship is really complex, in a way. all the bickering and teasing, but also sweet moments, are explained really well in their aspects:

jimin’s sun square jungkook’s moon -  “there can be strong attraction, but in time, plenty of disagreements. each person can find the other selfish at times, too demanding, or too over-bearing. although they may feel like they belong together in some way, it can be a problematic union” this aspect explains the literal push and pull between them.

Originally posted by jungkook-gifs

jimin’s venus square jungkook’s uranus -  “attraction is strong, but there is something inconstant in this partnership. It may be that the feelings run hot and cold, or that circumstances are such that their feelings for one another are interrupted often. freedom and space should be liberal”

Originally posted by kookieminnies

these may seem negative, but they also confirm just how strong the attraction between each other is, maybe even too strong at times 👀

jimin’s moon sqaure jungkook’s pluto -  “strong physical and emotional attraction, passion is sometimes uncontrolled, with possible possessiveness or jealousy”

Originally posted by bts-is-best-bias

but at the end of the day, there’s something that keeps them together, makes the relationship agreeable, and balances out the strong aspects i mentioned above:

jimin’s sun conjunct jungkook’s venus - “it’s not only about love, it’s about like. they go well together, they love each other, and feel good, happy and radiant in each other’s company. there is much attraction, especially on the part of the venus person” in other words, jungkook’s libra venus attracts him to jimin’s libra sun. in jungkook’s eyes jimin is ideal~

Originally posted by whitetvlips

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i love these two so much

please dont be mean to my gremlin daughter she does not deserve this hate

anonymous asked:

who is lady ragnell?

Called Dame Ragnelle in the source material (”The Wedding of Sir Gawain and Dame Ragnelle”), a fun fairy-tale-ish bit of Arthuriana and one I read in retold form as a kid and have loved ever since.

So King Arthur kills a deer while out hunting in a land with strong mystical connections, as one does when one is a legendary king. A knight appears, by the name of Sir Gromer, and objects to this life choice. He tells Arthur that in a year’s time, he has to return to the same spot with an answer to the following question:

What is it that women most want?

If Arthur doesn’t have an answer–the right one, mind you–Sir Gromer will cut his head off.

And Arthur, because he’s an honorable fellow and it never occurs to him to say “fuck that, peace out, I’m the king of the land and if you want my head you can come fetch me,” instead says “oh shit” and goes home, where he kind of broods about it.

Into this story walks Sir Gawain–he of The Green Knight fame, one of Arthur’s core knights in the legend (and Arthur’s nephew in many versions of the tales)–and he asks Arthur why he’s so sad.

Arthur tells him, and Gawain sensibly suggests traveling around asking various women what they desire most, which is at least slightly more useful than sitting around brooding, so they do it! The survey results, as one might imagine, are inconclusive when they compare notes, because even a millennium ago dudes didn’t seem to realize that women are distinct human beings with different desires and ambitions even when those dudes are a king and a knight who are legends for their nobility BUT WHATEVER.

Anyway, they’re fucked.

And when Arthur rides out into the woods to brood about this, into the story walks Dame Ragnelle, The Ugliest Lady Arthur Has Ever Seen. (In other versions of the tale, because there are non-Arthurian versions, she’s called The Loathly Lady.)

She tells him she has an answer to his riddle, but she’ll only give it to him if Sir Gawain consents to marry her.

Arthur is feeling pretty desperate, so he brings it up to Gawain, hating to ask it of him, but knowing Gawain is loyal and will do it. Gawain says yes, even when Arthur says “seriously, buddy, when I say The Ugliest I mean it,” so when he goes out to meet Sir Gromer and Ragnelle stops him on the way and says he’s in trouble unless he tells her Gawain is hers to marry. Arthur feels pretty shitty about it, but Gawain said yes, so he relays this answer, to Ragnelle, and she gives him an answer:

Choice. Women want the power to make choices about their own lives and selves.

It’s better than any other answer the survey returned, so Arthur relays it to Sir Gromer, who says “god damn it, my sister gave you that answer but it’s legit so I guess you keep your head THIS TIME” and lets him go free.

Arthur goes back to the palace, and there’s much rejoicing, but Arthur isn’t rejoicing too much, because now his nephew has to marry The Loathly Lady, who shows up and insists on the bargain being met.

Gawain, being a stand-up guy, marries her, and after their wedding feast, where Arthur’s whole court pretty much stares at her very rudely, takes her back to their chambers, where he vows to himself to treat her as if she were desirable, which … go you, buddy? I guess? And when he looks up at her after deciding that, suddenly he’s looking at the most beautiful woman he’s ever seen.

Ragnelle explains she was cursed to wear that form all the time until a good knight would marry her, but that now, for half the day, she can be beautiful. She puts the choice to him: would he have her beautiful at night, in their bed, and have the court make a mockery of their marriage by day? Or would he have her beautiful by day, when everyone could applaud him for breaking her curse, and ugly at night?

We all know the answer, of course, and so did Gawain: he told her, in the end, that it’s her life, her self, and she should be able to make that choice for herself, not him.

Which, of course, in the way of fairy tales, is what breaks the spell, so she can be her beautiful self all the time.

And they all lived as happily as anyone ever manages in Arthurian legend.

For being someone who’s always sleeping or talking about sleeping or wishing he were asleep Aizawa sure likes being up late at night, doesn’t he

who would have thought I’d have found yet another reason for finding this man relatable