as was the duration of the rainbow

Roleplaying A God...

MEETING A GOD

When player characters meet a deity, they’re meeting a being with senses that extend for miles. 

A deity merely has to think of or desire something to have it. 

Its awareness of its portfolio covers vast areas, and its control of the building blocks of matter, energy, and life makes it the master of most situations, particularly on the Material Plane. 

The awesome presence of a deity cows most mortals, and may drive them from the deity in fear. 

Gods seek out mortals who do great deeds that favor the gods, as well as those who threaten their power, primacy, or existence. 

Even when a god graces a mortal or a group of mortals with its physical presence, that god’s attention is effortlessly in several places at once. 

Mortals who reach the home of a deity irritate that power with their interruption. 

They can expect a much cooler (or hotter, depending on the deity and the plane) reception. 

As the Dungeon Master, you manipulate the experience of meeting a god to suit your campaign. 

You can frighten the player characters or welcome them, depending on how you want the characters to feel about their deities, and how much you want the characters to interact with them. 

Depending on what kind of pantheon you have, you may be able to draw inspiration from elsewhere.

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the endless winter

how much longer do I have to wait
how many more nights do I have to stay awake
to see you
to meet you

Summary: Your whole life has been plagued by the sight of gray: cold and lonely and unbearably plain; you thought you were the exception to a system of fate and destiny that brought two people together. That is, until your favorite Kpop group undergoes their first international tour.
Pairing: Jimin | Reader
Genre: Fluff; Idol/Fan AU + Soulmate AU (the one in which colors get brighter and brighter than closer you are and fade into gray when they’re too far)
Word Count: 11,869
Author’s Note: This was an idea I originally had for Hopeless Hearts, but it didn’t feel right in comparison to what Hopeless Hearts has become now. I knew I wanted to write something for Jimin again so this idea came back to me with more details and it just felt… right.

ALSO thank you Katie aka @minsvga for reading my outline and basically letting me talk you through the entire plot and letting me update you whenever I hit different word counts.

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You always thought you were broken—a failed outcome of a nearly flawless structure that has bounded and tied two people together since the very creation of human beings. You had heard of those special cases, of people who just saw gray their entire lives no matter how many oceans they covered and no matter how far they traveled, no matter if they searched the deepest corners or sought out the tallest mountains. You’ve heard of people in which distance wasn’t the problem—it was just them. Their existence had been doomed from the moment they were born, to live their life in monotone quality. Quite literally too, in fact. Knowing that there would be no one waiting for them on the other side as they slowly ventured through, never knowing a sunset or a sunrise or the grass—their life like an old film, classic and hazy and left behind.

For the first seventeen years of your life, the thought of just not having a soulmate was something that you didn’t necessarily think too deeply about. Some of your friends were of equal level to you, basking in the gray plaguing your line of sight. Albeit, there were a small handful who caught glimpses of red and yellow and blue, all of which were tinged in gray, during the duration of high school. And then there were an even smaller handful who were immediately gifted with the sight of the rainbow right out of the gate—their soulmates are the ones they end up going to prom with or are in the running for best couple in the yearbook, or other varying degrees of gross shit like that.

At a young age, the idea and concept of a soulmate, the concept of forever, was far too grand and far too wide to understand or grasp entirely. It also just seemed much too gross for you to want to understand. The thought that there was someone out there made just for you? Preposterous.

For the first seventeen years of your life, you didn’t really care. And you knew there were many others like you who shared that same belief system. No one wanted to have to settle down too early.

But none of you understood the true gravity of what it would be like to finally find your soulmate and the sensation of experiencing something you had been deprived of your entire life—henceforth you continued not caring, not knowing what you were missing out on in spite of everyone gushing endlessly about it.

Finding one’s soulmate has always meant to be a personal experience, something that could never be replicated or repeated—for a soulmate is supposed to provide as a ‘one and only’ occurrence; something that people could talk about yet not understand unless one had also uncovered the discovery of what would follow upon meeting a soulmate.  

For the first seventeen years of your life, the art of ignoring those type of conversations shared between parents and girls who thought they were better than anyone else gradually started to become second nature to you. Yes, you could grasp that meeting your soulmate was going to mark a momentous occasion in your life, but was it really that important? You were going to meet him eventually, so what was the point of rushing through everything?

You were going to meet your soulmate eventually.

Right?

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all I want for you are things you never knew you wanted

dear Ollie,

when I lay down at night
I close my eyes
&
I wait to fall into worlds
I won’t remember when I wake up

I failed classes in college
because I slept through alarms
I lost some jobs in the days
I could remember most of my dreams,
at least, remember the parts that were better than reality

I don’t fall asleep
as easy as I did then
I’m not sure if it’s the medicene
or the book of sins I keep
on my nightstand that’s
constantly bleeding new ink
I think it’s because my pillow
never smells like your mother’s
coconut shampoo anymore
&
it hasn’t since the week before
spring break in 2011
her side of the bed
is just the cold side now
memories and stories
litter tiny wrinkle
last rite breaths
like rainbow valley
on mount everest

lately, waking up isn’t
as hard as falling asleep
I have a new job
I work 40 hours a week
I set four alarms with different
snooze durations, different
intensity vibrations with tunes
like a top 40s station

when you mess up life
as much as I have
you learn how to adapt
but
I’ve never gotten used to
waking up in snow

I don’t like to wake up early
&
I’ve had better jobs
but at least now I can be a dad
to some degree, now I have
means for you to meet me

it’s easier to wake up knowing
I’m one clock-out closer
to the best promotion
I’ll ever get in my life
it’s easier to wake up
because I know one night
I could walk to your room
open your door
pull the covers down
so your toes won’t get cold
tuck the covers around
your waist and your shoulders
think about all the places
you’re seeing while sleeping

son,
I only have sins to keep me company
maybe that’s why I don’t dream
I can’t promise you I’ll never mess up
there’s only one place I want to be
it’s a land made from the fingertips
of your smile and the tropic wind

sweats the scent of coconut

love,
dad

Event: Let’s Shoot! Rainbow Sparkle

On 9/22 15:00, the scheduled event [Let’s Shoot! Rainbow Sparkle] will begin.

Duration:
9/22 15:00 ~ 9/29 15:00

Event Introduction:
The special photos from Photo: Let’s Shoot! Rainbow Sparkle all have STAR PT BONUS!
The event this time has a “APPEAL” type bonus!

Star Pt Achievement Rewards
SSR [Emotional Fireworks] Ashuu Yuuta
SR [Reliable Person] Shingari Miroku
R [Fireworks Show] Teramitsu Yuduki
R [Fireworks Show] Sekimura Mikado
R [Fireworks Show] Kaneshiro Goushi

Star Pt Ranking Rewards
SSR [Emotional Fireworks] Ashuu Yuuta
SR [Clumsy Fingertips] Aizome Kento

spell for relocation/job search

Usually, I am a fan of quick spells: easy-to-incorporate morning rituals, visualizations, so on and so forth. But when I have time (like today), and for things that are important to me, I sometimes do day-long work to try to incorporate as many aspects of magic as possible, to tether the spell to myself and infuse my environment with it.

This spell is pretty personal, but I think it can be modified for others as well. As many of you know, my copilot/partner-in-crime/boyfriend recently got offered a great job across the country and had to move out to follow his dream/a decent paycheck. Now I am on the hunt for jobs in his location so we can live together again. This is the season for openings in my field, so I’m about to engage in some serious job-searching in the next few months. The purpose of this spell was to try to ensure that I find a decent-paying job in his location before Autumn. I based the foundation for this work off of this spell by @spellbookofwitches​, and used modified versions of this sigil and this sigil from @sigilathenaeum​, so I am sending gratitude (and hopefully new followers!) to them.

I’ll explain more below the cut if you’re interested in hearing the breakdown of the spell!

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Rainbow Airglow over the Azores : Why would the sky glow like a giant repeating rainbow? Airglow. Now air glows all of the time, but it is usually hard to see. A disturbance however – like an approaching storm – may cause noticeable rippling in the Earth’s atmosphere. These gravity waves are oscillations in air analogous to those created when a rock is thrown in calm water. The long-duration exposure nearly along the vertical walls of airglow likely made the undulating structure particularly visible. OK, but where do the colors originate? The deep red glow likely originates from OH molecules about 87-kilometers high, excited by ultraviolet light from the Sun. The orange and green airglow is likely caused by sodium and oxygen atoms slightly higher up. The featured image was captured during a climb up Mount Pico in the Azores of Portugal. Ground lights originate from the island of Faial in the Atlantic Ocean. A spectacular sky is visible through this banded airglow, with the central band of our Milky Way Galaxy running up the image center, and M31, the Andromeda Galaxy, visible near the top left. via NASA

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Photo: Let’s Shoot! Rainbow Sparkle

It’s been announced that the B-PRO members will challenge making fireworks on a show! They’ll split into teams and make them, but…… Find out what happens in the event!

Your first 10 SHOT guarantees you at least 1 STAR PT BONUS photo.
Every 10 SHOT guarantees you at least 1 SR or rarer photo.

SSR and SR are composed entirely of Appeal types, which are useful for the upcoming event!

Duration:
9/22 15:00 ~ 9/29 14:59

Momotarou Version Lineup:
R [Fireworks Show] Kitakado Tomohisa
R [Fireworks Show] Masunaga Kazuna
SR [Firework Memories] Nome Tatsuhiro
SSR [Gentle Light] Onzai Momotarou

Haruhi Version Lineup:
R [Fireworks Show] Kitakado Tomohisa
R [Fireworks Show] Masunaga Kazuna
SR [Firework Memories] Nome Tatsuhiro
SSR [Bursting Firework] Teramitsu Haruhi

SSR [Gentle Light] Onzai Momotarou and SR [Firework Memories] Nome Tatsuhiro have original stories.

anonymous asked:

What Mario cart characters would the boys play as and why?? If this has been answered sorry!

This gave us an excuse to watch Mario kart game play. Thanks anon! -The Admins

Mario kart!

Who they play as

Noctis: Shy Guy - Noctis likes his character design - he’s tiny and adorable.

Prompto: Toad - Toad’s voice makes him laugh, and it’s also funny to knock Bowser off the road with such a tiny character.

Gladio: Bowser - He is large and in charge and is not afraid to push people off the side of rainbow road.

Ignis: Iggy - He wants to play Yoshi but they all heckle him into playing Iggy.


How they play:

Noctis: Gets really into it, slowly leans forward during the duration of the race. He’s biting his lip in concentration and squints a lot. When he hands the controller to someone else it’s all sweaty.

Prompto: Leans to the side when he goes through turns and moves the controller a lot. He gets really frustrated when he loses and won’t hand over the controller until he places at least second. When he gets so close to victory only to lose(or continually getting messed up), he falls back against the sofa with his arms up and yells “WHY”.

Gladio: Blue shell bastard, red shell and bullet bill are his other three best friends beside the squad. He also abuses short cuts. .

Ignis: Aggressive button mashing, under-the-breath cursing. Ignis always low key tries to get the head start boost but he almost always messes up and swears under his breath.


Typical Rank(Average):

Noctis: 3rd place

Prompto: 2-5th

Gladio: 1-2nd

Ignis: 10-12th

s FEAR e1

It’s now just a shade more than 24 hours until Sherlock s4e1 airs, and I think it’s fair to say I’m experiencing the same closely conjoined senses of intense excitement and ineluctable dread as a lot of other people. The PR has been well sufficient to leave me at least with a sense of oncoming and inevitable doom.

But you know what’s peculiar? I kind of welcome this, even the doom part. (And not just because of the sheer relief at getting off the effing tarmac at last after three bloody years.)

(adding a cut here because this goes on a bit. Under the cut: tales of tears and press screenings)

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We all know that One Direction fans come from around the world and have many different backgrounds… But how well do we know each other’s cultures, and how we express and experience them in our everyday lives?

As anounced in May during World Day for Cultural Diversity, today we - World Almighty and TMHFN/Rainbow Direction - are proud to be launching an initiative for the duration of Ramadan:

                                       the 1 THING CAMPAIGN!

What?
Share *one thing* about your culture(s): a saying, a dish, a place, a celebration, a belief…anything that you find important, special, or would like to share!

How?
Posts can be in any format - text, photo, audio, video, mixed media - and you are of course welcome to submit more than one.

Where?
Tag your posts with #worldalmighty and #1thing or submit them (anonymously if you wish) to worldalmighty.tumblr.com where all submissions will be posted and reblogged.

When?

During all of Ramadan (18 June - 18 July).

VERY IMPORTANT :
Please remember to tag #nsfr if the content is not safe for Ramadan (for example: food).

We hope that this will be a fun way to get to know each other better, and help to show the amazing group of people that make up our global fandom :)

If you would like to give us a hand with 1Thing as a volunteer, let us know - and please do not hesitate to get in touch with any questions!

To all who observe: Ramadan Mubarak!

There are moments when joy will hit you so hard that you will find yourself gasping for breath. There are things that will cause this joy, and you may not be aware yet, but they are there, and they are waiting to fill your mouth with the sweetest smile you have ever tasted. They are waiting to cover every hole that has settled itself in your fragile and beautiful little insides, and when this joy hits, you will feel bliss. My god will you feel it. Darling, this moment will not last forever, but don’t you fret. This moment is rare, this moment takes time, but when it hits you, I swear, everything will be okay. You will see clearly again and for it’s duration, you will feel joy. Please remember this feeling. Every tear that drips down your delicate face is simply building the ocean for your rainbow to land on. For now my dear, please don’t fret, because there are moments…there are moments that will hit you so hard that you will find yourself gasping for breath.
—  I promise you will feel again.
cupcakes and hamburgers and potato salad, oh my

This weekend Elena and I are having our long overdue wedding reception, and let me tell ya, Tumblr, planning it has been and continues to be one of the most stressful things I’ve ever experienced.  And I’ve had brain surgery!  I know stress!

What I initially perceived as a fun little party in a park has caused me to rip my hair out while considering such questions:

– Is a piñata racist?  Will I be a dick if I string up a hollow rainbow covered in streamers and encourage people to smash the shit out of it?

– Will my garment, which is essentially one big piece of cloth, actually remain on my body for the entire duration of the festivities or will I sweat right out of it?  Stay tuned!

– Will these tacky citronella tiki torches from Michael’s repel mosquitoes like they’re supposed to, or will they just fall over and set the park on fire?

– How fast does cupcake icing melt?

– No, really.  Cupcake icing.  How fast does it melt, bakery lady?  And what do you mean, insulation boxes are only for cakes?  You told me there would be insulation boxes for my cupcakes and now suddenly you’ve changed your mind

– How many years in prison will I get for premeditated murder? 

– How long until one of my relatives makes a bigoted, racist comment in front of all my friends and/or Elena’s family?

– Still wondering about that cupcake icing, bakery lady.

– Bakery lady.  Yo.

I will throw a croissant at your face, bakery lady.