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some more comics where reigens a magician

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mood: Eliot advising Hardison to be more assertive in his relationship with Parker, realising he’s the one asserted over the whole evening, ending up secretly proud of it.

babybluecebu  asked:

Forgive me if you've shared this already, but what does Vaderkin look like in Anabasis? I know you've talked about his scars, but what about clothes and hair?

*strolls in four months late with tea and an answer*

(For reference, Starlightify did a fantastic rendition of Anakin’s many scars here.)

In general terms, he looks closer to AOTC Anakin than ROTS Anakin.

As Vader he kept his hair quite short, but by the time of the main story he’s been in Jedi custody and hasn’t had a haircut for a while, so it’s getting a bit long. (Still probably shorter than ROTS, though.)

Under the Empire he wore Sith black, of course, and in public he was always cloaked and hooded. His clothes were usually bulky and obscuring, designed to hide as well as to intimidate. People who interacted with him would be left with a sense of looming darkness, but wouldn’t be able to name any distinguishing features about his appearance. Nobody ever saw his face.

In Jedi custody, he wears a single layer of nondescript tan. Anakin thinks of this as prison clothes, and technically he’s right, but tbh the Jedi just dressed him in what they had to hand, which was the first layer of a Jedi uniform.

In the very beginning those prison clothes leave him feeling nervous and exposed. He’s used to having the protection of his hood and several obscuring layers. He’s not used to people seeing him. Master was always very adamant that he couldn’t be seen.

There’s no way to hide in the Jedi clothes. Which is of course the point.

And yes, that puts him on edge, but there’s also a certain thrill to it. Palpatine took his name and his face and made him a weapon, but Anakin gave his name to Padme and now he’s showing his face to the world. It’s terrifying and liberating at the same time.

The prison clothes aren’t a constant, though. The Jedi dress him in black again every time he’s taken to the Senate for a hearing, just in case the Senate needs to be reminded of what he is.

But if he had the choice, Anakin would probably still prefer black. For Tatooine reasons rather than Sith reasons (though there’s probably also a subconscious sense of comfort in familiarity). But the obscuring cloaks wouldn’t reappear.

Actually, given a choice, Anakin’s likely to dress in something pretty similar to Luke’s black ROTJ outfit.

Vampire Prompt Batch

@helloimaginationlandme Asked: “Prompt about two brothers, one a vampire and the other a detective–the vampire blames his brother for him turning into a vampire and will stop at nothing until he lives a life full of misery and death.”

Anonymous Asked: “Hey!! How are you?! Do you have any Vampire Love prompts? Thanks!”

Anonymous Asked: “Can you do something Vampire related? Like a love plot where person A is a high school student and Person B somehow saves person A, making person A intrigued and compelled to find out mote about B. Something with a plot twist?”

@janecara101 Asked: “Can you can you can you pLEASE give me a prompt about dark vampire balls in the modern world where they’re about to sacrifice something and someone related to that sacrifice turns up to save them and wreaks havoc+able to exit the place with a boy who’s a vampire hunter and is pissed at the person who came to the rescue. The sacrifice is a girl The vampire hunter is a boy The rescuer can be either a boy or girl Thanks!! :)”

Combining these, because vampires are really popular.

Brothers-

1. “This is all your fault. I never asked for this, but you had to go and-”

“What? Save you? Am I supposed to regret that?”

“You didn’t save me. You turned me into a monster. And now I’m doing what monsters do.”

2. “You-You killed her.”

“Why not? I have to feed. That’s what creatures like me do, remember?”

“I loved her.”

“Then maybe you shouldn’t have told me about her.”

3. “Oh, put the stake down, brother. We both know you won’t harm me.”

“I don’t want to hurt you. I’ve never wanted to hurt you. But it’s my job to bring people to justice.”

“Even your own brother? Pity. But you won’t do it this time, not if you don’t want me telling your colleagues about what you did to me. How you MADE ME this way.”

4. “Is it true? Are you the one killing these people?”

“If I said it was the other blood-sucking relative of yours, would you believe me?”

“Is this funny to you? Really?”

“Everything is funny, brother dear. You need only open your eyes.”

5. “You destroyed me. You positively destroyed me, and you don’t even regret it.”

“You’re my brother, and I love you.”

“Is this what love is to you? A curse I can’t escape?”

High School-

6. “You saved me. How? How did you do that?”

“It’s complicated. You shouldn’t ask too many questions.”

7. “Tell me the truth. Please, I just want to know.”

“For now. But if you knew the truth, you’d want something. The police, most likely, or perhaps a priest.”

8. “We should talk about what happened today.”

“Or we could never discuss it again.”

“I saw your fangs.”

“See, this? This is us discussing it again.”

9. “Just because I saved you, doesn’t mean I’m a hero.”

“I know what you are.” 

“… If you ever quote Twilight at me again, you’ll discover how much of a hero I’m not.”

10. “You saved my life today. How did you know?”

“Know what?”

“That the garlic would have killed me?”

“You aren’t the first vampire I’ve met, darling, and you sure won’t be the last.”

Sacrifice-

11. “Why are you helping me save my sister?”

“This isn’t personal. The vampires took her, and it’s my responsibility to end them.”

“Of course it isn’t personal. That would mean you had feelings.”

12. “You came for me!”

“Of course I did! You’re my sister!”

“Who’s this?”

“I don’t know, he followed me here. Want to keep him?”

“You do realize I can still hear you?”

13. “How many vampires have you slayed?”

“Um…”

“You HAVE slayed vampires before, right?”

“I was an apprentice until recently, okay?”

“How recently?”

“Oh… You know… Still?”

14. “This was my rescue! Mine! I have a procedure, a plan-”

“They have my sister! Do I look like I care about your plan?”

15. “Look, fighting each other won’t help anything. Truce?”

“You’re untrained. You have no idea what you’re up against-”

“Let me rephrase. Fight the vampires, boy, because if you try to stand between me and my sister, the world will need a new slayer.”

Misc. Romance-

16. “I love you. You know that, right?”

“I know. But soon, I’ll be old, and you will still be young and vibrant. It would be cruel to both of us to stay together.”

17. “Please, don’t be afraid of me.”

“You have fangs.”

“I know, but I need help. I’m begging you, don’t leave me alone.”

18. “I didn’t do it. I didn’t kill them.”

“I want to believe you, babe. I really do. But that means there’s another vampire out there, and that… Is a problem.”

19. “Dance with me.”

“I’m a little out of practice. It’s been more than two centuries since I’ve found myself on the dance floor.”

“Then you’re overdue.”

20. “When I talk about the past, you get this look. It’s such a beautiful look, too: Stars in your eyes, awe on your face…”

“You make history sound beautiful.”

~I hope these help!~

I really don’t like the whole ‘medicine cats can’t have kits’ rule.

Not because it’s a bad rule. It’s actually a good one that makes sense for medicine cats with no apprentice.

The reason I hate the rule is because of why it exists.

Moth Flight was a young adult when she had her kits. She was a brand new, first-time mother and the very first medicine cat. She panicked when one of her kits almost drowned and a dead cat had to come down and help her.

This rule exists because an inexperienced, first-time mother who had no proper medicine cat training, panicked and forgot how to save a drowning cat, something she had only done once before on a newborn kit.

Several cats(Leafpool, Yellowfang and Mudfur), have already proven her wrong, as have countless other medicine cats who had to treat siblings and parents, and I’m pretty sure at least a couple other medicine cats in the past have had kits. Medicine cats in the modern clans are taught how to be calm in the face of death and injuries. Their mentors quiz them and make sure they know what every herb is for and how to save a drowned cat, probably practicing with moss to make sure their apprentice knows how much pressure should be added.

Moth Flight never got that type of training. The only reason she even knew how to save a drowning cat is because she saw a RiverClan cat save a drowned kit before. Had she not been in RiverClan at the time, Juniper Branch’s newborn kit and Spider Paw probably would have died no matter what.

Also, friendly reminder that Moth Flight made this decision last minute, by herself, when another medicine cat spoke of how fond she was for a tom. The other medicine cats didn’t get a choice as Moth Flight poorly explained why they weren’t able to have kits. Moth Flight is a panicky cat who constantly doubted her own abilities and yet the other medicine cats were forced to trust and believe in her because she was the only one of them who had kits and that suddenly allowed her to choose their futures for them.

Yes, motherly instincts are strong, but a cat who panics over losing their kit would probably panic if their own mother was dying right in front of them, or their siblings or father. Hollyleaf quit training as a medicine at apprentice because she couldn’t stand to see the cats she cared about injured and didn’t like treating them.

New medicine cats shouldn’t have kits, but there is no reason medicine cats with fully trained apprentices can’t and cats in the past have proven that.

reasons to read the Jedi Apprentice series

*O-baby-Wan Kenobi and Qui-Gon Jinn’S amazing jedi space adventures?? Is that not enough reason OK

*Obi-Wan is young and reckless and going way too far and has a passionate sense of justice only equaled by his desire for people to just have better manners darn it 

*Qui-Gon is literally the most stubborn human in the galaxy and he gets called out on it ALL THE TIME

*Ladies?? An awesome new female character around every corner. Miners, healers, politicians, mad scientists, serene jedi masters, caustic jedi padawans, gentle jedi initiates, cooks, revolutionaries, mechanics, bounty hunters. 

*Obi-Wan has a new little friend on every planet. “I don’t know how to people,” he grumbles as he makes a new friend for life. “Why can’t I be at ease in every situation like Qui-Gon is?” He bemoans, trailing disreputable new bosom bros behind him like a train.

*“The Council likes to be presented with freshly overturned governments more than revolutions in progress,” Qui-Gon blithely assures his dubious apprentice.

*no but really tho they never met an oppressive government they didn’t try to topple

*all the Jedi world building? If you gave ever wondered a thing about old Republic jedi, Jude Watson probably wondered too and wrote an answer

*They are basically printed novel size gen fanfics, so many tropes, so much peril and angst and teamwork and partners being concerned for each other

*made for kids, so the writing is not bad but it’s quite simple you can tear through one of these babies in like an hour or less

*“Not so! I lie!”

*Qui-Gon Jinn holding babies and making faces at small children

*Obi-Wan Kenobi the industrial-sized salt dispenser 

*Seriously just read them if you love Obi-Wan you should have read them already if you love Qui-Gon then these books and Liam Neeson are probably why

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Nutritional info on Obi-Wan Kenobi says he provides 510% of your daily value of salt. (with special guest Siri “FITE ME” Tachi)

ate-wapakels69  asked:

Let's take the excitable skellies (Papyrus, Blueberry, UF Paps and SF sans) and have them reacting to their brothers impregnating someone. (Like one night stand)

Undertale Papyrus

HOW CAN SANS BE SO IRRESPONSIBLE??!?!!! Papyrus scolds his older on the importance of safe sex, even going as far as demonstrating how to USE A CONDOM! Meanwhile Sans just stands there awkwardly, remembering how he had to teach this stuff to Paps when he was younger. Afterwards, Paps calms down and asks Sans on what he plans on doing. Whatever he decides, Papaya will always be there to support him, including helping him raise the kid, but what he would NOT do, is let Sans abandon the child and the mother. In fact, he wants to meet her, and offer his condolences for his brother’s responsibility and take care of her if she decides to have the child. 

Underswap Sans

B-Blue’s going to be an uncle? BLUE’S GOING TO BE AN UNCLE!!! He doesn’t care it’s because his brother was being irresponsible, IMAGINE ANOTHER BABY PAPYRUS AROUND!!! He could just DIE from happiness!!!! Blue’s going to meet the mother and help raise the kid, being the best uncle he could be! That is, if the mother decides to keep it. Blue respects her choice, but he’s going to be very sad and disappointed if he doesn’t get a little nibbling to play with now and then. 

Underfell Papyrus

HAHAHAHA SUCKS TO BE RED! Fell is laughing so hard, clutching his “stomach” and rolling over with laughter. Oh man, Red? A father? That poor kid! Somehow, Fell is not surprised that this happened and finds it absolutely hilarious because of course Red would screw up like that! He’s on his own to be honest. Fell wants no part in helping raising the kid, maybe some time babysitting or bringing gifts, but yeah Red’s screwed. 

Swapfell Sans

Huh. It’s not like Rus to slip up like that, but Black just rolls with it. On the outside, he acts aloof and unfazed, not wanting anything to do with the child, but on the inside, he’s secretly giddy and excited to be an uncle! He’s going to train the kid to be his apprentice and how not to screw up their life like their dad did. Oh man, he could already see himself throwing knives at the kid, nine years from now. It’s going to be awesome.  

Me when the author keeps >implying things and I have no idea what to make of this information and I just want sOME GOD DAMN ANSWERS RIGHT NOW WHY DO YOU DO THIS TO ME?!? GIVE ME SOMETHING!!! ANYTHING!!!

I don’t know why but I have such a strong image of Hux with a lightsaber stepping in front of a fallen Kylo Ren, ready to fight anyone threatening the man he loves.

“You want him? Come and get him.”

And he would see the Resistance and the ‘light’ as just that, threats to the world he and Kylo are destined to rule together.

Meanwhile, Kylo’s blood is spreading on the ground as he stares up at his savior, struck by awe and wonder.

Hux the Sith knight and Snoke’s secret weapon!AU, anyone?

On Medicine Cats

Contrary to popular belief, medicine cats don’t actually spend all their time picking herbs and shoving leaves down their clanmate’s throats.

No. Medicine cats are smarter than that, or at least, they better be.

While there are a few herbs and roots that can help alleviate some ailments, medicine cats know that MOST of the plants in their territories are toxic to cats. To heal their clanmates, they mostly focus on preventing illnesses and having an extensive knowledge of anatomy.

Medicine cat apprentices dissect corpses of their prey, with the guidance of their mentor, to better understand what a body is actually composed of. Of course, they don’t have names for all the structures, and they’re not sure what a lot of the organs actually do, but it does help the apprentices learn better.

Medicine cat apprentices learn how to diagnose broken bones, infections, colds & fevers, digestive issues, inflammation in certain anatomical regions, parasites, mouth & tooth ailments, how to calm down cats in shock, and how to help cats with certain mental illnesses. It has taken a countless amount of seasons, and many gifted medicine cats to have gained all this knowledge. They understand how vital it is to continue passing down this information to future generations, and medicine cats are constantly learning and discussing new findings between themselves.

What else does a medicine cat have to do? To name a few more responsibilities :

  • Educate their clanmates (particularly curious young cats) on the toxicity of the flora in their territory
  • Keep their clanmates’ wounds clean
  • Keep the camp itself clean and enforce strict hygiene to prevent diseases
  • Educate their clanmates on the dangers of crowfood
  • Assist in kitting by breaking kittens free from their amniotic sac and biting off the umbilical cord (the kit can get tangled up in it and get strangled)
  • Educate their clanmates on the dangers of malnutrition (looking at you, Riverclan cats! fish by itself does not compose a complete diet)
  • Track genetic diseases and consult possible queens on any complications her litter might have
  • Identify and recognize any diseases that might be spreading through the clan and how to treat and isolate the sick cats
  • Provide sex ed to the apprentices

With so many responsibilities, so much information, and so much stress, most cats are just not suited to become medicine cats. Many have tried, but just as many end up quitting because it becomes too much to handle. Medicine cats tend to be some of the hardiest, hardworking, and most intelligent members of their clans. 

I’ll be discussing the spiritual role a medicine cat plays in another post. 

“Far above, far below. We don’t know where we’ll fall. Far above, far below. What once was great is rendered small.” This was the mantra I was taught to help me focus my hate and my anger…to help me endure….as the Sith before me had endured treachery and untold pain….their liberty stripped from them…stolen by the murderous Jedi. The Jedi… so proud of their lack of emotion…ironically so afraid of those who sought a different way. Cowards and assassins… one and all… treacherous hypocrites…[…] The Sith deserve their revenge. I deserve my revenge.
—  Darth Maul, Darth Maul #2