balance is restored to the universe

Why Larimar could be the Lapidot fusion

For day three of Lapidot Anniversary Week (prompt: “fusion”), I’m going to be doing some theorising about why I now believe that Larimar will be the Lapidot fusion, based on the properties of the stone and its usage in crystal healing.

(Source:  w w w . crystalvaults . com / crystal-encyclopedia / larimar – please remove the spaces, I’ve written it like this due to issues with posts not appearing in the tags if they contain external links)

“Larimar is the embodiment of the tranquil Sea and Sky energies”

This immediately reminds me of both Lapis and Peridot.  Lapis, of course, has complete control of the sea and she can fly – and Peridot can also fly when she has her limb enhancers (as well as being the pilot of the Hand Ship in Jailbreak).

“It brings the ancient wisdom of Atlantis”

Hi, Peridot!

“Larimar is one of the cardinal Water element stones, yet is born of Fire in its volcanic origins”

Originally posted by giffing-su

The fact that Larimar has volcanic origins is extremely interesting when you consider that real-life Peridot can be formed in the earth’s mantle (along with Peridotite) – which is something that Peridot herself mentioned in Gem Drill!  We also have the connection to water again as well, making it have relevance to Lapis too.

“Larimar cools tempers and calms fears, relieves stress…”

“Larimar is a crystal of serenity, promoting relaxation in every aspect”

“Larimar is a powerful emotional cleanser and healer, especially for phobias, panic attacks, stress-related imbalances, and excessive anger or fear”

“It helps us moderate aggressiveness and deal with rage”

Originally posted by doafhat

Originally posted by starberry-cupcake

So, it could greatly benefit both Lapis and Peridot.  They’ve both had more than their fair share of stress and fear, and are both prone to exhibiting very bad tempers and/or aggressive behaviour at times (with Peridot’s explosive tantrums, and Lapis’ brooding and often unforgiving rage).

“The more intense the blue and contrast within the [Larimar] stone, the rarer and higher its value”

This jumps out at me for the fact that this principle also applies to real-life Lapis Lazuli.  Incidentally, Lapis in the show also has a Gem that’s pure blue (as opposed to having any pyrite/calcite inclusions)…

“Larimar is a wonderful stone for mothers”

If you interpret Pumpkin as being the Lapidot “child”, then this certainly takes on some relevancy! Especially considering Peridot’s comment in Gem Harvest about missing the “pitter-patter of full-sized Gem soldiers” (a reference to the expression “hearing the pitter-patter of tiny feet”, which is used when talking about people who are imminently going to have a child) when explaining why she and Lapis decided to grow their field of vegetables in the first place.

“As a soothing Water element stone, Larimar cools hot tempers and guides excessive passion into peace”

Peridot has generally become much calmer since being around Lapis, and seems much more settled nowadays.  Her passionate side is still there, but it’s very much being used for good and peaceful activities nowadays (such as “meep morp” and vegetable-growing).  Could a fusion into Larimar with Lapis help to further calm her, then?

“Larimar is an excellent stone for finding a soulmate”

As Peridot and Lapis barely leave each others’ side, I don’t feel like this point needs any explanation.

“It facilitates the healing of unresolved issues or fears, trauma to the heart, or past-life relationships”

Originally posted by giffing-lazuli

I like the idea that Larimar can help with trauma – considering that Lapis has had a very traumatic life and would appear to be suffering from PTSD and depression as a result of this.  I know the article here is referring to “past-life” relationships, but it could still hold some relevance when you consider the living nightmare in Lapis’ past that was Malachite.

“Larimar assists in identifying self-imposed limitations and self-sabotaging behavior, especially toward martyrdom, and encourages taking control of one’s life. It is particularly useful in admitting guilt, when guilty, and in bringing about a sense of peace in truthfulness.”

Originally posted by venomade

Lapis started to express real guilt for her past actions in Alone At Sea (one such action, of course, was effectively martyring herself in order to protect Steven from Jasper - but deliberately hurting Jasper in the process).  There’s a lot of horror in her past that she still needs a helping hand to cope with.  Likewise, I believe that Peridot is also burdened with a lot of guilt for some of her past actions; which is something that she appears to be bottling up.

Therefore, fusing into Larimar could help them both to make peace with themselves and begin to let go of their pasts.

“It aids in breaking down the walls one has built around the heart for defense, and allows for emotional release and the clearing of deep emotional patterns. It helps one to reconnect to a previous, more natural state of playfulness and joyful childlike energy”

Originally posted by plugeth

I feel like this also has a lot of relevancy.

Again, Peridot is bottling a lot of things up – and quite often, Lapis appears to be putting up a front in order to hide her inner turmoil.  The pair of them do have a lot of playful energy at times, so Larimar could encourage (and completely embody) this.

“It emanates vivaciousness, humor, and a sense of one’s own power”

Peridot is the definition of vivacious!  She and Lapis also have a shared sense of humour (as seen in Gem Harvest, in particular) – and Lapis wields an insurmountable power over water.

“Light blue crystals [such as Larimar] help us accept the life we have, develop patience, reconcile differences, or seek forgiveness. They’re excellent for recovery efforts from addictions or destructive patterns, aid in curbing tempers, and help us become more dependable and cheerful. Light blue crystals also assist in dealing with grief, letting go of the past, and curing guilt”

I really think that this speaks for itself.

“[It] tempers excess, restores calm after a storm, relieves stress, and neutralizes extremes”

Originally posted by cartoon-epileptic

This scene in particular was both a metaphorical and literal “calm after the storm”.

“Larimar also utilizes … a fresh, welcome energy that moves us to serenity as new growth and life emerges. It brings hope, discovery and balance”

Much like Lapis and Peridot having a fresh start on Earth, discovering this wonderful new planet together… and even creating new life together.

IF YOU LOVE NOBUYUKI and his ES creeped you out...

Buy his epilogue, it gets better.
Not ideal.
Nor excusable.
But better.

But here is the thing.

The man is a yandere through and through and he is the most dangerous kind of yandere because he is subtle, gentle, manipulative, unrepentant and possessive as fuck.

And there is no way around it, I’m sorry.

He is Dark, Dark Stuff.

Yukimura was the universe’s way of apologising, an effort to absolve itself of its grave error of creating such a dangerous creature and restore balance to the order of things. I swear!

I love Nobuyuki a lot, and I don’t mind him reigning the dark end of my Problematic Fave spectrum. But that’s just because this is otome.

If you encounter an SLBP Nobuyuki in real life.

R U N.

10 Years Later Paladin HCs

my gf @lady11tea has been a little down in the dumps recently so i made her these hcs of how i picture the paladins of voltron being years later, post war which are pretty must based off of random hcs we made previously that you can look at here for stuff to make sense, i guess. feel free to add on

  • at age 27, keith’s hair has grown out a little longer kinda like in this post here by @chocozebra. he rocks a side ponytail, pidge and lance forever call it the anime mom hairstyle of death but keith ain’t planning on dying until he’s past his 90s. has chilled out since he was a teen, but he still has a short temper and a blunt way of talking that might piss people off when he starts talking to them. is an early bird
  • at age 27, good ol’ lance hasn’t changed much aside from the toned muscles, the stubble on his chin, and the fact he let his bangs grow longer. sleeps in most days and his face? baby smooth because skin care, he ain’t stoppin the skin care routine now that he’s almost 30
    • got considerably closer when shiro disappeared and all and post!space war, they were just ‘bros who kept in touch’ almost every day after getting adjusted to being home. some time in, lance invited keith over to meet his family ‘as just bros’ and the rest is history
    • these two dorks have been married for a while now and have a 5 month old daughter. They named her ursa and she’s that perfect mix of genes so they are pleased parents. wavy black hair, light brown skin, violet eyes. nickname: ursa bear (which is hilarious to them because it’s just saying ‘bear’ twice). between the 2 of them, lance is the better cook and keith is that parent who only wants their kid eating organic baby food
    • ursa was born deaf. they figured out when she was 3 months old and since then, lance and keith have slowly been getting the hang of asl and have been signing as much as they can in front of her in order for her to have it in her environment as she grows up. the tv permanently has it’s closed captions on. they read to her in asl
    • they live in one of those duo work/home situations. first floor is the shop, second floor is home sweet home. they own a flower shop, super big surprise. they have a delivery truck (no keith, we cannot use a motorcycle to deliver flowers). they usually take turns with managing the store front and being the one to deliver plants. if it’s nap time, ursa’s upstairs napping but if she’s awake, she’s usually in the baby sling while her dads work.
    • have a ton of photo albums and photos around the house portion of their home. lance’s childhood photos, the few childhood photos keith was able to save, some paladin!voltron photos (their last photo of being paladins is a tearjerker for lance), wedding photos, honeymoon pictures, pictures of ursa
    • retired from being paladins, lance and keith now own 2 cats they affectionately named red and blue
    • because lance and keith are on some corny next level shit, they both have this tattoo of the voltron symbol in between their shoulder blades but lance’s is red and keith wanted his to be blue
  • at age 27, hunk –in the words of lance mcclain– has gotten hotter. (”my dude, you’ve always been hot but jeeeeesus you got hotter. how?!” “LANCE” “keith, darling, sweetie, you’re still hot too”)  he’s got this full face stubble beard going on, long hair he keeps up in a ponytail, he still has that awesome headband, eyebrow game still on fleek, same big and friendly smile, sweet chocolate brown eyes
    • post!war, hunk got a huge home welcome from family and friends in the neighborhood. he missed his folks big time and had enough space adventures for a few years because he just spent so much time in space, he doesn’t want to ever hear the word ‘space’ again. but 2 years post!space war, hunk ended up going back into space anyway because he wanted to show shay the universe (the big sap) (he is still a sarcastic sass master tho)
    • since his return he and shay are happily married now. interspecies relationships are slowly happening since the whole ‘aliens reveal’ to everyone on earth. it doesn’t matter if his wife is technically a really tall rock. did hunk ask for all that information? NOPE, SO SHUT YOUR FACE. he lives pretty nearby lance and keith’s place
    • in the process of intergalactic adoption, hunk and shay already have one adopted 13 year old they adore and love with a gentle but firm upbringing. her name’s tess and she constantly brags about being blessed with the sweetest parents ever. she’s got dark hair, dark skin, glasses, finally convinced hunk and shay to let her shave at least a portion of the side of her head because FASHION, and likes to make jewellery and wants to make it an actual occupation in life
      • her uncle lance is her godfather and he spoils her a lot with jewellery making kits
    • is a part time model (fight me on this. model!hunk is my life)
    • but the modeling has to be part time because hunk is now the owner of really successful restaurant that serves combinations of earth and alien style cuisine cuz you already know that hunk was all over inventing new recipes as the years passed by. yes, sal from vrepit sal’s work there. hunk is basically gordon ramsey in his kitchen
    • like lance and keith he has a voltron tattoo in between his shoulder blades, but his is actually yellow because he can colour coordinate with his old lion
  • at age 24, pidge is still short but she’s happily single and aro-ace af. #noparentalstress. her hair is back to it’s original length from before she cut it to sneak into the garrison to keep it out the way while she works, but she’s been contemplating cutting it short again. 
    • definitely had a good, emotional but happy reunion with her dad, mom, and matt. she finally has her family back and she isn’t ever losing them again. and it’s safe to say that matt and sam are taking a long deserved break from space at the moment
    • remember the olkarians? pidge eventually went back to them as a sort of intergalactic exchange student because holy hell have you see that tech? as if pidge was going to miss the opportunity to learn more about it!!!
    • now the olkarians have an institute on earth and pidge works there as a researcher along side her dad and brother, so she can’t visit her old buddies as much (but hey, she can visit more than shiro). so to fill in the time gaps, she gets a lot of calls from them to make sure she isn’t overworking her self, they enjoy face timing, and will stream crap on rabbit if she isn’t too busy (and sequentially complain about rabbit BECAUSE WE WERE TRYING TO WATCH THE BEE MOVIE AND RABBIT JUST WANTS TO START PLAYING GAMES WITH PEOPLE)
    • but despite being busy, pidge tries to make it back for important and special events like hunk and shay’s wedding, lance and keith’s wedding, she was forced to dance at both weddings. there was no escaping it
    • she may be 24 now, but everyone still calls her the baby gremlin of the group and she wants to fight them
    • has a green version of the voltron tattoo the squad seems to be rocking nowadays
  • TYL!Shiro is still technically the oldest at 35 and is now a diplomat working aside coran and allura in the castle.
    • post!war, shiro spent a long, long time on earth recovering from past experiences and trying to get his ptsd to settle. ofc it never completely went away (and everyone else has their own little problems they are dealing with), but he’s a lot better from how he was 10 years ago
    • funny enough, when the offer to become diplomats came up, shiro decided to take the job (the others suspect it had to do with the time he went awol at the end of that dramatic battle with zarkon and now he wants to make up for lost time by helping build bridges between the planets)
    • it is also a suspected theory that he and allura are getting closer because he’s been actually calling her ‘allura’ instead of ‘princess’ and she has been calling him ‘takashi’. pidge would also like to add the fact that the amount of times she has caught matt face timing with allura and shiro is suspicious af and apparently matt brought up going into space sooooooo everyone has their eyes on that
    • everyone would like to say that shiro’s sense of fashion got better over the years, but tbh the only reason he looks good a majority of the time is because of the altean diplomacy clothes he has to wear. the guy still wears sweater vests. ew
    • shiro and hunk argued over who would be ursa’s godfather for the longest time and settled it with an arm wrestling match. hunk won and shiro is salty af and exclaims that hunk only one because shiro willingly gave hunk a handicap by not using his robot arm
    • has a black voltron tattoo in between his shoulder blades
    • his bangs are starting to regain colour again
    • is the butt of every leap year joke and he wants to fight everyone
  • allura the queen. she’s cut her hair shorter since then (shoulder length or short with shaved side of the head, the choice is yours my friend) and is still as beautiful as always because black don’t crack (me: *happily toots own horn*)
    • out of everyone, allura and coran have been the busiest of them all since the war ended because after a short break, allura and coran immediately jumped onto diplomacy missions (the first few bouts the paladins had to join in but things have chilled out since then)
    • earth took the hardest bit of works because damn humans are judgmental against anyone that doesn’t look even remotely close to them, but so far so good.
    • the galra still get the cold shoulder from time to time, but allura and coran have successfuly gotten them into the intergalactic alliance and are slowly helping the galra rebuild their own relationships with the universe little by little now that their dictatorship under zarkon and lotor is over with, plus haggar isn’t around with her druid magic anymore. she’s been jailed and magic free for a while now
    • allura is keeping all the lions on lock down in the castle now that balance has been restored to the universe
    • allura is currently engaging in a private relationship of her own with earthlings shiro and matt, but for now that is underwraps until they figure out a way to break things down to everyone as a big surprise (but little do they know that pidge has already been spilling tea on the side)
    • she can’t bring the castle down to visit everyone as much as she would like, but she does come for visits occasionally
  • coran, uncle friend extraordinaire, and much loved guy. still around and still lovable. may and or may not have changed his style but he still has his glorious mustache. he is still working by allura’s side however…
    • since the space war has ended he has published two books. one book is his autobiography, a bestseller really. and the other…. a cook book on making old altean dishes in order to keep the tradition alive. that book has untold horrors we will not mention *shudders*
    • since the first time, coran has had 4 more rounds with slipperies. has occasional denial on the subject. leave him alone.
    • he face times the paladins as much as possible, especially lance. lance calls coran the most. he and lance had a lot of bonding moments when lance got depressed and insecure in space and coran even found a planet that had rain like earths!!!! (years later, lance was able to do the same with the hot boiling rocks. he thought he and coran were going to die, but coran had fun)
    • with ursa being around, coran is learning more and more of this ‘hand language’ that the earthlings came up with and finds it fascinating. he is just now discovering that not all of the hand languages are the same and is making a point to learn all of them! *eye of the tiger plays in the bg*
    • coran is on the dating scene btw, but the only reason it has been going slow is because allura down right doesn’t approve of anyone dating her second dad. she has this very long list of requirements in order for you to date coran and lance is backing her up on this one because coran deserves the best
  • during the rare times allura, coran, and shiro are able to bring the castle down to earth, everyone literally puts everything on pause and comes to the castle (mostly because ‘guys, i see these giant flying lions coming over, should i be scared?) #dramaticpaladinandlionreunion
    • they’ll pack up, gather their spouses and kids (in the case of  three of them) and head on over to where the castle is located for a good mini vacation of talking about the good times, getting a little emotional about the bad times, how much things have changed, and enjoying each other’s company (”guys, remember how when we got back to earth the first thing we did was go back to the garrison because lance, hunk, pidge, and keith all wanted to punch iverson? classic”)
    • for old times sake, coran will make something and everyone will cringe as hunk pops into the kitchen to give coran a proper cooking lesson
    • they’ll dress up in their old armor and fight against the gladiator sim and see if they still got the moves like jagger. they often joke that shiro is an old man and needs to be careful before he throws his back out
    • will do the old training exercises from the mind meld to the invisible wall to the trust your lion’s eyes thing
      • man did they miss flying with their lions??
    • if they aren’t doing any of that and have the free time to break away, you already know they’ll be sitting in their lions catching up about everything that’s been going on in their lives and how so much has changed since then because the stuff going on in their lives now is the least likely thing they pictured back before all this voltron stuff happened but they wouldn’t change any of it
    • someone is usually crying when it’s all time to go their own separate ways and back to their daily lives. usually allura drops everyone off one by one
    • “we definitely have to do this again the next time you stop by”
    • everyone’s very happy with the way their lives has turned out since ten years ago
Trees Elemental Correspondences

EARTH (Prosperity and success)
Yew: Able to live for thousands of years, the yew spirit is a witness to the passage of our immortal souls through many lifetimes. It offers a glimpse of eternity, a reminder of our direct contact with past, present and future.

Elder: A tree of regeneration and rebirth, sacred to the Earth Mother, with every part of the tree blessed with healing powers. If we respect its powerful, primeval presence, the elder spirit will honour us with protection, healing and guidance.

Oak: Strength, endurance, courage, inner nourishment. A doorway to other dimensions, to higher realms of truth, to the wisdom of elemental power. The oak is high king, guardian of the fertility of the land and its people.

Elm: A tree of mystery, home to the elven folk. Restores our life force by cleansing any feelings which inhibit its flow – i.e. despair, despondency, self-doubt, unworthiness. It encourages renewed faith in the value of our life’s work.

AIR (Knowledge and inspiration)
Beech: “There is nothing new under the sun – only truth and beauty” – so counsels the beech. Her gentle magic can inspire us to let go of old patterns and fixed attitudes, and to see more of the good that is in the world.

Aspen: Shields us from fear and anxiety, and helps us to feel more trustful of the unknown, unseen and unfamiliar. Aspen helps us to connect with and manifest the source of our inner strength.

Pine: Purifies, cleanses, transforms our negative moods and self-judgement. Pine heightens our awareness and our perspective, revealing new insights and refreshing our spirit.

Birch: New beginnings, birth, inception. The vital force, powerful in its shining innocence, symbolising the positive aspects of the process of constant change, driving out old, stale energy to make way for a fresh start.

Hazel: Knowledge , wisdom, intuition, creative leaps beyond the bounds of normal perception. Connection with the wellsprings of consciousness, fostering communication, self-discovery and crcreativity

Gorse: A hardy tenacious shrub, gorse has an aura of contentment, fulfilment, optimism. Even in winter its flowers glow with the sunshine of renewed hope and inner strength.

FIRE (Energy and change)
Holly: Balance, centredness, integrity. Holly shows its vivid, shining presence even in the depths of winter. Helps us to avoid fiery over-reactions towards others, arising from our oversensitivity and impatience.

Rowan: Its scarlet berries have the brilliance of a beacon on a mountain top. Used in divination, healing, and whenever protection is needed against unwelcome spirits and unwanted influences.

Heather: A tonic for a jaded spirit, reviving and soothing. It also restores our trust in the perfection of the universe, and the unfolding of our life process within it.
Hawthorn: A healer of the heart, a tree of joyous festivities, the marriage of love and life in action – perhaps after a period of inaction, restraint, self-denial, reflection. Guardian of sacred springs and wells.

Blackthorn: A guide through the darkness, back to the light. Helps us face our deepest fears and buried emotions, our dark side. This is a process of cleansing and renewal, leading to a sudden, spontaneous flowing of the spirit.

WATER (Healing and Love)
Alder: Alder finds its strength in water, but it also has fiery qualities. If we are feeling emotionally drained or diverted , it can help us find the determination to stay true to our purposes when circumstances threaten to overwhelm us. It is also an oracle of vision and foresight, helping us to prepare wisely for the future.

Willow: Its miraculous fertile life force helps us to be more sensitive to the ebb and flow of our deepest feelings, dreams, visions, intuitions. It teaches us how the growth of understanding is rooted in total acceptance of our life situation, as it is, now.

Ash: The world tree of the ancients, spanning the universe, connecting everything. It links the inner and outer worlds, helping us to assimilate knowledge gained on a psychic level, and to manifest it in practical ways. It also strengthens our will-power and resolve.

Apple: A symbol of beauty, love, inner and outer harmony. It symbolises living life to the full, focusing mind and heart together positively. Whilst life’s fruitfulness is there to be enjoyed, we must also make choices and learn not to dissipate our energy in the pursuit of too many goals.

Ivy: A tenacious climber, ivy represents the inner search for the higher self, the spiral dance through the maze of life’s challenges. In this process of self-transformation, originality and uniqueness are the keys to unlock habitual patterns of behaviour.

Source: Encyclopedia Celtic Mythology by Bob-Curran

Libra - Cosmic Courtroom 

If you understand or if you don’t
If you believe or if you doubt
There’s a universal justice
And the eyes of truth
Are always watching you

Libra is the cosmic energy of justice and associates with morality, righteousness, and objectivity. Revered in both myth and material, the judge is an esteemed member of society, capable of generating law bound by conscious impartiality and morale. On a shaking tightrope, the Libra is constantly striving for balance, easily shaken by a hidden sensitivity and sharp intellect. There is a natural diplomacy the Libra thought process follows, constantly integrating multiple perspectives and attempting to find the neutral mid point. This can be maddening and chaotic inside for the Libra, where they are forced to insert incredible judgment amongst conscience and concern. Libra and the 7th house rules the lower court, legislation, and legality. Saturn exalts in Libra, and Saturn governs all forms of Karmic Law, authority, justice, and diplomacy. These domains of life express cohesively in the Libra archetype.

Libra self mediates with highly developed righteousness. And Libra is an incredible dreamer, but intense psychological precision must be inserted into every decision or judgment. The use of justice systems, contracts, and law provides the social cohesion and bliss Libra envisages, because equality and virtue becomes rule. Libra is not where law becomes corrupt or amoral. Libra is the purest expression of bringing oppositions into balance, restoring inequality, and maintaining peace through divisions of principles. They retain all the cheques and balances in order and reins in the laws upon which civilised society conducts itself. The function of the Scales is to balance the ‘system’. The Egyptians saw the sacred Scale of Ma’at. Ma’at as the goddess of balance, justice, truth, and order. It was She who kept the universe from drifting into chaos. At death, a human’s heart was measured on Her scales against a feather. This determined if the individual had lived harmoniously with natural laws and could move on to the next realm. Souls too heavy were immediately devoured by demons. The responsibility of Ma’at expresses through Libra, who upholds this grand cosmic duty with grace. Libras conceive the undercurrent of universal justice and recite this through thought and action. 

Libras do not believe that calling out inequality or sexism makes one a victim, but is rather empowering and declaring of social destruction. The young Libra can live in an unruly world of wild oppositions in which they swing wildly between. The scales come into balance with age, experience, self reflection, and developing a sense of proportion with the use of discrimination and judgment. When the scales are not balanced, the Libra can become heavy hearted, reactive, vulnerable, sad, and lonely, while the mind is in high, chaotic flight. Intuition must be weighed with intellect to bring pure morale, retribution and righteous answers to light. There is a sensual nature of Venus that glosses the airy Libra mind, it gives Libras an ability to see a beautiful or reformed society that they promote with natural law. The Libra scales tend to tip on the side of other and away from the self, expressing their devotion to people and decency. As God’s appointed judge of the cosmos, in divine eyes Libra is forever your honour. 

Cherry

Libra Art Print by Ludmila Vilarinhos | Society6

Crystal Grid for Transformation

This grid not only protects you while you open yourself to the journey of transformation, but also offers the balance and guidance you may need

  • Amethyst - balances and connects the physical, mental, and emotional bodies, extremely protective
  • Emerald - ensures universal equilibrium, raises consciousness, enhances strength of character
  • Black Kyanite - grounds the body while aligning chakras, removes fears, clears blockages
  • Lepidolite - stone of transition, stimulates intellect and analytic qualities, focuses on what is important
  • Pyrite - provides and energetic shield, taps into abilities and potential, boosts self-worth and confidence
  • Red Hematite in Quartz - assists in overcoming despair, illuminates soul path, restores life force energy

“When a promising young potential jedi knight destined to restore balance and peace to all of existence was directed to you n you were entrusted by the universe with the responsibility to guide him and u let ur own personal vendettas interfere with ur teaching and were basically a huge dick the whole time and almost cost his last remaining loved ones their lives but u kno no one will care bc u talk cool and had a dramatic death scene” - @brucespringsteen

I don’t think people realise how important Johnlock AUs of popular movies are. Sometimes I find myself wanting to watch a good romantic story like Dirty Dancing, but I can’t because it’s a Hetero romance. BUT THEN AO3 comes to the rescue! BAM hot, seductive dancer Sherlock Holmes and BAM cute shy boy John Watson. The balance of the universe is restored.

aeruh  asked:

Hi! I have a request, if you don't mind. How would the RFA and Saeran + V react to an MC who's a total rockhound? Like, so much money is spent on rocks and crystals. They are everywhere.

I ended up doing a little research on this one! Crystals are so interesting! (lololol sorry if my information isn’t correct though)

I also gave some characters a crystal that i feel represented them pretty well haha ^^
I did end up giving Saeran one that he deserved, not necessarily one that represented him.

I hope you enjoy it~!

Zen

  • when you first showed him your collection, he thought it was cute
  • at this time, you only had a small box full of pretty rocks and crystals
  • but now…
  • they’re everywhere
  • MC why
  • “MC, I’m all for following your dreams and pursuing your passions, but don’t you think this has gotten a little out of hand?”
  • “Oh ho, my lovely Zen! You do not understand the importance of these crystals!”
  • You get out the crystal grid and a couple bags full of crystals
  • “You have an audition tomorrow, right?” You ask.
  • His eyes brighten at your sudden interest, “Yeah?”
  • You reach into the bag and pull out an assortment of crystals
  • you begin to strategically place the crystals in a specific arrangement
  • it is covered in greens, purples, and whites
  • he has no idea what you just did
  • “The crystals wish you luck.”
  • still confused
  • “This arrangement should bring you luck with your audition.”
  • “Really? Thanks, babe!”
  • he’s still a little skeptical, but if he can have prophetic dreams, then why can’t you have magic rocks?
  • the next day, he ends up nailing his audition. The director gave him the role right there. 
  • makes you grid for him before every performance now. Still thinks you have too many

Yoosung

  • one day, yoosung decided to ask you about why you always carry a crystal with you
  • whether it be in jewelry or just sitting in your purse, you always had one
  • “Oh, uh…it’s sorta a collection.” you replied
  • “A collection??” Baby gets excited cuz he thinks they’re pretty cool. “Can you show me?”
  • after endless begging you end up going to your house
  • you hesitantly open the door and go inside with him trailing behind you
  • he is amazed to see crystals everywhere
  • all varying in color and shape. some were the size of quarters while the others were the size of baseballs 
  • you open a drawer to reveal that it was filled to the brim with assorted and labeled bags filled with crystals
  • you let him take them out of the bags and touch them
  • he really grows attached to a tumbled purple agate
  • (in case you wanted to know about the agate; Agate is a stone of strength and courage; it tones and strengthens the mind & body, grounding and stabilizing emotions and physical energy. Agate helps with the acceptance of oneself and to see the truth. Its healing and cleansing qualities eliminate negative energy, soothing and calming the mind, body & spirit.  Agate overcomes negativity and bitterness of the heart, by healing anger, fostering love, and lending the courage to start over. It is useful for any kind of trauma.)
  • you are stunned by his choice. of course he would choose a stone that represents protection.
  • you decide to let him keep it
  • he always has it with him

Jaehee

  • “why do you have so many”
  • “MC, I don’t see why you need more of the same one”
  • “Jaehee, you don’t understand!”
  • “I know.”
  • She also probably doesn’t believe in what they can do
  • supports you though
  • thinks it’s important to do what you love
  • but they’re so expensive omg
  • all you want is a couple spheres!! why are they like 50$ each??
  • she saves up money from her coffee shop and buys you a handful as a gift
  • best girlfriend ever tbh

Jumin

  • also probably doesn’t believe any of your hippie shit
  • and you have so many
  • thinks it’s unnecessary
  • he sees how much you enjoy them though
  • always comes home with a piece of jewelry 
  • or a new stone 
  • doesn’t know much about what each crystal means so he’ll purchase ones that he feels would compliment your eyes or ones that you have been rambling on about
  • because he listens
  • you feel like shit because they are so expensive and you feel like you are taking advantage of him
  • he assures you that he is spending his money by his choice
  • “and this necklace was only a little over a thousand dollars”
  • jUMIN

707

  • thinks you are mAGIC
  • “Do your voodoo so I can hack through this firewall by tonight!!”
  • “Use your magic and help your god break into the system!”
  • “Be the witch that you are and weaken this enemy’s coding!!!!!!” 
  • that’s not how it works, luce
  • favorite crystal is gold/honey calcite
  • doesn’t really know what it represents but “MC, IT MATCHES MY EYES”
  • (Just in case you wanted to know; Gold calcite will help you relax but it will also give you energy to move forward with your life. Gold calcite stimulates the will. Its energy particularly as a crystal is uplifting. It helps with meditation and inducing a deep state of relaxation and opens you to spiritual guidance)
  • likes to steal all of the crystals from around the house and pile them up around himself
  • there are so many
  • he is in a GIANT pile
  • like only his head is peaking out of that mountain of crystals omg
  • “I AM THE CRYSTAL GUARDIAN. GUARDIAN OF THE CRYSTALS.” 
  • “I AM SURROUNDED BY ENERGY. I WILL GET ALL THE BENEFITS IF I JUST STAY HERE FOR AN HOUR.”
  • LUCE, PLEASE

V

  • 100% believes in your magic rocks
  • thinks they are so pretty
  • probably takes those tumblr aesthetic pictures of them in the early morning sun
  • nevertheless, he still thinks you have too many
  • worried about your financial situation 
  • especially when he figured out that one week you spent your food money on an assortment of crystals
  • makes you promise to put your health above your crystals
  • but my crystals have health benefits you promise
  • he’d also resemble azurite.
  • (in case you wanted to know about azurite;  To the inhabitants of Atlantis and the early Egyptians, azurite was a most potent psychic stone and shrouded in mystery; its secrets known only to the highest priests and priestesses. azurite tempers the mind; it releases stress and confusion, and alleviates worry, indecision, and thoughts that linger in the back of the consciousness.  Stimulates all the mind centers, nourishing a keen interest in life, one’s function in society, and discovering new commonalities and links within our world.  It brings a healing light into consciousness allowing it to be infused into thoughts, feelings, words and action. azurite is excellent for overcoming an inferiority complex, living only to please others.)

Saeran

  • you don’t know if he believes in the crystals’ properties or not
  • you think he wants to believe in them
  • whenever he is feeling sad, you almost prescribe him a bunch of different crystals depending on what is bringing him down
  • you drop them all into his palms and tell him to rub them all until they work
  • he likes the light clicking sound they make when they touch
  • doesn’t know if the crystals are making him feel better or if your worry and care for him that is making him better
  • as a gift you give him a rose quartz ring
  • “This way, even when I’m not with you, I can still give you the same feelings as I am now.” you would say.
  • (in case you wanted to know about rose quartz; rose quartz is the stone of universal love. It restores trust and harmony in relationships, encouraging unconditional love. rose quartz purifies and opens the heart at all levels to promote love, self-love, friendship, deep inner healing and feelings of peace.Calming and reassuring, it helps to comfort in times of grief.  rose quartz dispels negativity and protects against environmental pollution, replacing it with loving vibes.  It encourages self forgiveness and acceptance invoking self trust and self worth. rose quartz is used to balance emotions and bring peace and calm. This calm emotional balance brings stress relief and easing of anxiety)
  • he’s so emotional 
  • tears up
  • hugs you so tightly
Ben Solo, the Reincarnation of Light!Revan??? (A Fringe Theory Analysis)

Okay, I know this one is NOT likely going to happen and it’s just a crackpot theory, but let’s take a moment to look at this as a thought experiment, shall we.

Disclaimer: The following post covers a fringe theory. A fringe theory is defined as a theory that is not based entirely within the Official Star Wars Canon lore. The purpose of this fringe theory is to go over a what-if scenario in regards to the subject of interest at hand. This post is not to advocate for any certain perspective, but instead it is to educate an alternative point of view in regards to characters and/or events in the Star Wars Lore (both Canon and Legends).

To start off:

This is Revan and Ben Solo/Kylo Ren. Two characters, one legend (might become canon) and one canon. According to Pablo Hidalgo, Revan is not the sole inspiration behind Ben Solo’s background story. However, over time, there have been many call backs to the Knights of the Old Republic story (Revan’s story).

For instance, in Star Wars Rebels, Kanan Jarrus mentioned the “Jedi-Mandalorian Wars” where Revan led a team of renegade Jedi who disobeyed Jedi Council orders in order to fight and stop the Mandalorian advance.

There’s another instance where in the official Star Wars Databanks, there’s a mention of “a mysterious connection" linking the two in analogous of the Force Bond between Revan and Bastila Shan.

In Legends novel, Revan, by Drew Karpyshyn, in Chapter 17, Bastila Shan stated, “I led that strike team. I don’t know why, but I took it when Revan fell. Perhaps even then I sensed our fates were intertwined.”

Now, with letting aside the background info about Revan and the possible connections on the elements of Legends and Canon material possibly linking Revan’s story and Ben Solo’s, let’s get to the main points of this “Fringe” theory.

In legends: When Revan was about to die at the Foundry (Emperor Vitiate’s Fortress), he was split into two: Light!Revan (good) and Dark!Revan (bad) as explained in the video below.

Then, there’s the deleted Clone War scene (below) where Dark!Revan talking to the Son of Mortis. Dark!Revan in the clip below tells the Son, the key to silencing his pain is to control the Chosen One, Anakin Skywalker.

Yes, during the [Star Wars: The Old Republic: Shadow of Revan] story, both Light and Dark!Revan did merge in the end. However…

Many fans hated this “Shadow of Revan” arc in addition to how that scene alone did not jive with the deleted scene in the Clone Wars (as shown above).

So, in alignment with the narrative of this fringe theory, what may have happened is that Revan did die in his fight with Emperor Vitiate in [Star Wars: The Old Republic]. Revan helped the Jedi Outcast to defeat Emperor Vitiate. Upon Revan’s death bed, Revan thanked the Jedi Outcast and reconciled with his descendant “Satele Shan”. When Revan passed away, his spirit was split into two: Light and Dark.

Dark!Revan remained in the “Chaos” realm of the Netherworld of the Force. “Chaos” is basically ‘hell’ where the dark siders reside. This Dark!Revan would make his way somehow to communicate with the “Son of Mortis”.

As for Light!Revan, thousands years into the future, he was re-born as Ben Solo. The possible reason for Light!Revan for being reborn as Ben Solo is stop a much darker entity who is bringing imbalance to the Force. When reborn as Ben Solo, Ben’s memories of his past life as Revan was no more. 

Why would Light!Revan’s memories be erased when reincarnated as Ben Solo?

According to many real life reincarnation theories, there are instances that when a person was reborn as another person, that person would not remember his/her past life. In order to remember such past lives, they have to undergo either hypnosis or some form of meditation. The only time a person can remember a past life if only that person suffered a traumatic event before death. Such memory would stick with that person even after being born in a new body, many years in the future. As for Ben Solo’s case, it’s uncertain on why the Force would not allow Ben Solo to remember his past memories as Light!Revan. Maybe it was done to hide his dormant power during childhood before being reawakened at later time, assuming Ben Solo is indeed Light!Revan reincarnated.

Furthermore, as Ben Solo, he would live his life as an individual harnessing the light and dark side of the Force as he was years ago as Revan. But, this time being more pulled to the light side of the Force. Thus, another source of Ben’s light is not only the light force itself, but the light from within…the light of his past life as Light!Revan. Also, Light!Revan, as Ben Solo, would bring back elements of his past life as a force user of light and dark in addition to wearing clothing similar to that of his past life when he was Revan. This may explain why Kyo Ren’s clothing is similar to Revan. This is something Ben Solo sub-consciously pulled out in designing his Kylo Ren clothing without realizing he was Revan in the past life. 

Furthermore, the ADDITIONAL reason (not the main reason) for Kylo Ren’s compassion for Rey and his so-called mysterious connection with Rey is either of the following items below:

(1) Rey is the reincarnation of Bastila Shan even though this may not be likely in canon.

or

(2) Within Kylo’s sub-conscious, the inner Light!Revan may have caused Kylo’s perception to confused Rey as Bastila Shan since Bastila Shan resembles Rey. See below.

or

(3) Rey is not a descendant of Bastila Shan and Revan, but her force signature is coincidentally so similar to Bastila’s that this caused this “force connection/link/bond” to happen between Kylo Ren (Light!Revan reincarnated) and Rey herself.

(Above) Adam Driver (Kylo Ren/Ben Solo) and Revan.

According to various reincarnation theories in real life, when person(s) reincarnate in their next body, they maintain their past live’s facial features. So, Kylo Ren/Ben Solo maintained his prior life’s appearance of Revan.

An example of this reincarnation theory in real life is the following picture(s),

(Above) Jennifer Lawrence and her Egyptian twin-actress Zubaida Tharwat.

(Above) James Dean and James Franco

Now, whether this particular reincarnation is true or not, that remains to be seen. But if you look at the following documentary below about this particular reincarnation theory, there may be something to consider.

Note: it’s uncertain on whether the above video’s content is authentic or not.

Issues with this theory: 

So, far there is nothing in canon thus far suggesting reincarnation is an actual occurrence in the Star Wars Universe. Even though [The Phantom Menace Visual Dictionary] mentioned how the Chosen One Prophecy implied a reincarnation process of a Chosen entity coming back again and again to restore balance to the force, there is no official word from Lucasfilm story group confirming if reincarnation does occur in the Star Wars Universe. 

In addition, the narrative focus for Kylo Ren and Rey is that they are stand alone characters with NO BIG DIRECT connection to the heroes of the ancient past, i.e. Knight of the Old Republic. Rey’s narrative is about a normal individual from a completely separate family who can make a difference in a galaxy far, far away. Kylo Ren/Ben Solo’s narrative is about just another Skywalker trying to regain his humanity. Both of these characters do not have to rely on being a reincarnated entity to achieve their ends.

Now, there is a possibility of reincarnation occurring in the form of Ahsoka Tano coming back as a wolf being in [Star Wars Rebels Season 4]. However, some people stated that it could just be Ahsoka Tano as a Force Wielder entity who can shape shift. Others say said that the wolf is something separate from Ahsoka Tano itself. 

If “reincarnation” were to be canon, how is it going to be applied in the greater scheme of things in the Star Wars Canon?

Two ways:

(1) Use Force Wielder-type characters to be the reincarnation-based characters. Also, assuming the "Daughter" is to be alive, then the “Daughter” can be the one to pull off the reincarnation technique of being reborn in a fresh and blood body. 

(2) A completely new character who is not Ben or Rey, but either be Ben and Rey’s child or a friend/associate of Ben and Rey (after Episode IX).. This particular character would either be a wise man who is reborn again to help Ben and Rey in a future conflict or be another character who remembers memories of his/her past life and these memories help Ben and Rey to get out of a sticky situation in a future story (post-Episode IX).

In conclusion: Ben Solo may not be the actual reincarnation of Revan. But, Ben Solo may borrow certain traits from Revan himself, assuming Ben Solo is aware of Revan’s existence during his time as a Knight of Ren. If reincarnation were to be canon, it’s most likely other characters from other canon sources like the “Daughter of Mortis” or new characters being these reincarnated beings.

anonymous asked:

CONGRATS ON 200 u deserve it plus many more! Ok ok can I get a ⚡ for scorbus please? Also idk what you're into but I've been listening to a lot of marian hill lately and they're a pretty cool group! ~@beaux-batons

thank you!

⚡ = hp headcanons

Scorbus (ignoring cursed child for the most part because what kind of heteronormative bullshit??)

  • Scorpius never misses a chance to introduce Al as Albert, and laughs when Albus punches him in the shoulder
  • Scorpius loves wearing Albus’ Weasley sweaters, because growing up a Malfoy meant expensive robes that scratched at the neck
  • When Scorpius and Rose go on a Hogsmeade date, Albus stays behind saying that he has to do homework, and ends up in Myrtle’s bathroom, crying
  • Albus doesn’t ask why Scorpius and Rose are not going on another date the next weekend, happy that the balance to the universe has been restored now that they can go back to spending Saturday morning together in the common room
  • After Astoria’s death, Albus earns four detentions in a week for not completing the assigned homework. The truth is that he handed in the essays but signed them with Scorpius’ name, because his friend had enough problems as it was
  • Slughorn laughs for a full ten minutes when Scorpius writes in an essay that “Albus Potter discovered the twelve uses of dragon blood” because confusing the greatest wizard who ever lived with the scrawny Potter boy is just too much
  • The following week he almost chokes when he reads in Scorpius’ essay that “the Wolfsbane improved formulation was developed by Severus Potter”.
  • When he goes up to McGonagall’s office with the two parchments, the Headmistress laughs until she’s doubled over, because “what kind of next level crush is this”. Snape’s portrait scowls the whole time, muttering something about “that Potter moron… know a werewolf if it bit him in the arse… dunderheaded imbecile…” Dumbledore’s portrait pats him on the shoulder and smiles.
  • In their fourth year, Albus works up some Gryffindor courage and asks Scorpius to the Yule Ball because despite his middle name, he’ll be damned if he ends up with a Snape-style love story
  • McGonagall and Slughorn watch them dancing, and turn to Flitwick and Sprout. “All right, pay up,” says McGonagall, with a smug smile.
  • Draco and Lucius look at each other and roll their eyes every time Scorpius starts with “Albus this” and “Albus that” and “Albus said”, but Draco listens to every word
  • “Merlin, was I like that at his age?” Draco asks Lucius once Scorpius goes to bed. “No,” says Lucius, with a laugh. “You were much, much worse.”
  • “When they kiss for the first time, Scorpius is so surprised. “Okay. Hello. Um. Have we kissed before? Do we kiss?”
  • Albus smiles and says “Yeah, we do. It’s a couple thing, you know.” And he kisses Scorpius again.
  • When it becomes public that Scorpius and Albus are dating, Molly immediately invites Scorpius to the Burrow for New Year’s Eve.
  • Hermione is worried that Ron will say something unforgivably nasty about the Malfoy family, but in fact it’s Ron who hands Scorpius his present (his very own Weasley sweater!) and says “welcome to the family”.
  • At midnight, Albus and Scorpius sneak off to kiss under the mistle toe. Turns out James Sirius followed them under the invisibility cloak and snaps about 234094 pictures of them
  • Everybody gets a copy. Arthur Weasley puts it in the family album. Harry sends one to McGonagall. Somehow Slughorn gets one too, and it ends up in The Shelf. Draco takes one to Astoria’s grave and tells her how happy Scorpius is.
  • And it’s true - they are very happy.


celebrate 200 with me!

Pokemon Black and White was a game like no other.

Throughout the story, there is constant clashing of morals and values, and some characters come to realize that the answer they have to a problem is no more right that the person they’re fighting against.

[To the Seven Sages] “I can empathize with some of what you say, but I can’t forgive the way you reject everything else!” ~Drayden

“It is the way of the universe to take from excess and fill emptiness. Taking Pokémon from people is restoring balance to nature!” ~Zinzolin

“Originally, Pokemon lived in the wild. So is it right to contain them like this?” ~The Ace Trainer

“You have two options. Challenge me to a fight you can’t win, or leave this place and watch the birth of a new world where Pokémon are free of people!” ~N

“Since I couldn’t become the hero and obtain the legendary Pokémon myself…I prepared someone for that purpose—N! He’s nothing more than a freak without a human heart.” ~Ghetsis

“Pokémon cannot speak. People may hurt Pokémon even more by imposing their selfish thoughts on them. But, no matter what, Pokémon and people believe in each other, need each other, and will continue to live together…” ~Drayden

“If the king of team plasma rules the world, battles will disappear, and disputes will end! Isn’t that a great vision?” ~a Team Plasma Grunt

A lot of them understand this in the end

[At Ghetsis] “HE is the one without a human heart!” ~Cheren

“Those who left Team Plasma and are behaving with respect and understanding toward Pokémon… Them, please forgive! However, those who won’t interact with Pokémon in a kind and honest way… Even I will never forgive them!” ~Bronius

“No matter how many battles I fight, I don’t know what strength is. Perhaps you can find the answer.” ~Brycen

“The legend of Unova is about Pokémon and people working together to build a new world! The message is that simple and that strong. If changing the world makes you a hero, anyone can become a hero. As each of us changes what is in our power to change, so the world itself changes.” ~Giallo

“Strength and strength alone is what matters in this world. So I believed, until I met Alder here [on Route 5]. But, winning in Pokémon battles isn’t all there is to life. Once I learned that lesson, my eyes were opened to many different things. We all have our own brand of strength, people and Pokémon both. The strength to make our dreams a reality, the strength to protect what we hold most dear… Why do I think this way now?” ~Cheren

“The longer my journey continued, the more unsure I became. All I kept meeting were Pokémon and people who communicated with one another and helped one another. That was why I needed to confirm my beliefs by battling with you. I wanted to confront you hero-to-hero. I needed that more than anything.” ~N

There’s symbolism hidden in almost every quote, even down to the most minute details

“This lighthouse shines with the light of freedom. Only authorized personnel may enter.” ~sign outside the Liberty Garden

“That room was the world that was provided to our lord N… I don’t feel anything, even when I go into the room… But you may feel something.” ~Shadow Triad

“‘Eyes brimming with dark flame, this man rejected everything other than himself in order to bring about one singular justice…’ That’s part of a novel I’m writing. I was inspired by the challenger who was just here, and somehow I got a little sad…“ ~Shauntal

Game Freak was working on generation five before HGSS, before Platinum. They wanted to make a Pokemon game that sent a message to fans, and made them think about the Pokemon world - and even ours - on a philosophical level. Unfortunately though, most people failed to notice the theme behind every word spoken in Black and White, to see the lesson taught in this masterpiece of a Pokemon game.

“We’re all different and we should do the things that we can do. There are as many truths and ideals as there are people and Pokémon.” ~Cheren

“Change your perspective– and the reality changes.” ~Child on Route 3

[To Bianca] “You know, there are many people in this world. There are people whose way of thinking may be completely different from yours. Sometimes, this means you may get hurt.” ~Elesa

“I couldn’t understand it. I couldn’t believe there were Pokémon that liked people. Because, up until that moment, I’d never known a Pokémon like that.” ~N

“N has been separated from people since he was young. He was brought up with Pokémon… Pokémon that were betrayed, mistreated, and hurt by bad people… Ghetsis deliberately brought only those poor Pokémon closer to N. N was touched by their plight, and started pursuing his ideal/truth, thinking only of Pokémon. N’s heart is pure and innocent. But there is nothing more beautiful or terrifying than innocence.” ~Concordia

If you’re one of those players who disliked generation five, go back and play now that you know what to look for. Go back and see that there is brutality in beauty, pain inside truth, difference within ideals, and that one simple question has many correct answers. Even something as simple as a Pokemon game has complexity.

Because when you face reality, nothing is ever truly Black and White.

Hello Detective (Sherlock) Chapter 31

Part 1   Part 2   Part 3   Part 4   Part 5   Part 6   Part 7   Part 8   Part 9   Part 10   Part 11   Part 12   Part 13   Part 14   Part 15   Part 16   Part 17   Part 18   Part 19   Part 20   Part 21   Part 22   Part 23   Part 24   Part 25   Part 26  Part 27  Part 28  Part 29  Part 30  Part 31  Part 32  Part 33   Part 34   Part 35   Part 36   Part 37   Part 38  Part 39   Part 40     Part 41   Part 42   Part 43   Part 44   Part 45   Part 46   Part 47   Part 48   Part 49   Part 50  Part 51  Part 52 Part 53  Part 54  Part 55   Part 56  Part 57 Part 58 Part 59 Part 60

When you left the abandoned factory you went immediately to Baker Street. You needed to know how much Sherlock had heard. When you got to the door there was a piece of paper slipped under the knocker. It read’ Crime in progress. Please disturb’. You pushed the door open and rushed up the stairs.

“What’s going on?” You asked as you walked in the door. You turned your head and saw your uncle Ryan tied to a chair with duct tape over his mouth and blood on his face.

“Mrs. Hudson’s been attacked by an American, I’m restoring balance to the universe.” Sherlock said, probably not realising that you too were an American. Sherlock was on the phone and pointing a gun at your uncle. You rushed to Mrs. Hudson who was sitting on  the couch. You noticed a cut on her cheek where she was clearly punched.

“Are you alright?” you asked, hugging her as she cried.

“This is a new low, even for you.” You growled at your uncle.

“Take her downstairs and look after her.” Sherlock instructed you. You got up began walking through the door.

“Sherlock um, what Irene said…” You began.

“That’s not something I really want to talk about right now Y/N because if we do I will murder this man.” Sherlock said, standing above your uncle still pointing the gun at him. You only nodded and followed Mrs. Hudson downstairs.

You got some disinfectant on a cotton ball and began lightly dabbing it on Mrs. Hudson’s cut.

“Oh, it stings.” She whispered. There was a sudden crash outside of the window.

“Oh, that was right on my bins.” Mrs. Hudson said, Sherlock had thrown your uncle out of the window.

Later Lestrade showed up and an ambulance took your uncle away.

“Exactly how many times did he fall out of the window?” you heard Lestrade ask Sherlock.

“It’s all a bit of a blur Detective Inspector. I lost count.” Sherlock said. “Trust me, you would have done the same thing knowing what I know.”

You followed Mrs. Hudson back into the kitchen of her flat where John was now. John was insisting that she needed to stay in their flat so he could keep an eye on her, while she and Sherlock insisted she was fine.

“She’s got to take some time away from Baker Street. She can go stay with her sister. Doctor’s orders.” John said as Sherlock rummaged through her fridge.

“Don’t be absurd.” Sherlock said, eating a stolen biscuit.

“She’s in shock, for God’s sake, all over some bloody stupid camera-phone.” John said.

“Where is it, anyway?” You asked.

“Safest place I know.” Sherlock said casually, looking to Mrs. Hudson.

“You left it in the pocket of your second-best dressing gown, you clot!” Mrs. Hudson said, pulling it out of her shirt. “I managed to sneak it out when they thought I was having a cry.”

“Thank you.” Sherlock said. “Shame on you, John Watson.”

“Shame on me?” John asked confused.

“Mrs. Hudson leave Baker Street? England would fall.” Sherlock said, as he hugged Mrs. Hudson who was now laughing. You followed Sherlock and John up to their flat for a drink.

“Whatever’s on that phone is more than just pictures.” John said, handing you a drink.

“Yes, it is.” Sherlock said, picking up his violin. You heard a clock tolling outside, signaling midnight.

“Happy New Year.” Sherlock said, giving you a quick kiss before he began to play Auld Lang Syne on his violin.

That night you decided to return home, sensing Sherlock might need some space. You wished Mrs. Astor a Happy New Year and began up the stairs to your flat. You showered, slipped into some pajamas and crawled into the cold bed. After about two hours of sleep you woke up to the sound of your name. Your eyes fluttered open to see Sherlock sitting on the bed next to you.

“Sherlock?” You asked in a groggy voice.

“Sorry, I couldn’t sleep. I need to know the truth, Y/N. I’ve been running scenarios through my head all night. I hate not knowing, but more than that I hate the thought of you in pain.” Sherlock said.

“You want me to tell you about Ryan?” You asked quietly. Sherlock nodded. You sat up  so your back was against the headboard, Sherlock moved so he was the same.

“Um, ok well I told you before that we lived in Manhattan. My dad was always working so he wasn’t really around much. My uncle at the time worked in the New York FBI office. When I was about 15 or 16 I was home alone a lot. Angelica was already in college and Charles played sports so he was always home late. Back then my mother still worked, she was a dress designer so she was at her studio a lot. When she was busy she would ask her brother to pick me up from school sometimes if he was free. Conveniently he always was. Some of the most poisonous people come disguised as friends and family. He would bring me home and when he realized no one else was there that was when he would do it.” You began, tears threatening to spill.

“I should have killed him when I had the chance.” Sherlock said angrily.

“It wouldn’t have changed anything, Sherlock. It wouldn’t undo anything he did, nothing could.” You said.

“Did you ever tell anyone?” He asked.

“I tried, once I almost told my brother. I came home crying and I didn’t know Charles was home, he hugged me, asked me what was wrong. Right before I told him, my uncle walked in the door, most likely looking for me. He knew I was about to tell him, he made up some lie that he was looking for our mom or something, knowing she wouldn’t be home for a few more hours. Next time I saw him he had just ran over my dog, making sure I wouldn’t try to tell anyone again.” You said.

“What about going to the police?” Sherlock asked.

“By then he was so well respected in the Bureau that they would have never believed me. I was a kid, he was top candidate for Director of the FBI. Besides in America, girls hardly ever win rape cases. If you tell someone you were raped they say one of two things. What were you wearing, or you were asking for it.” You explained.

“I’m so sorry, Y/N.” Sherlock said.

“It’s over now Sherlock, it’s been over for a while. I’m okay, it’s been over ten years since it happened.” You said, growing tired. You looked at the clock, 2:50.

“How did Irene Adler know? Who else knows?” Sherlock asked.

“I don’t know. I’ve never told anyone before now. I think Mycroft deduced it when I asked him…” You began before Sherlock cut you off.

“You asked Mycroft to do what?” He asked, concerned.

“When we were at my mother’s house, I called Mycroft and asked him to pull up any dirt he could on him. He knew off the top of his head that he’s been a double agent working for the Russian government for years now. But Mycroft would never tell anyone, I don’t know who Irene is getting her intel from. Someone capable of finding out secrets like that is not someone I want to piss off.” You said. Sherlock only nodded, clearly thinking himself.

“Sherlock, can I ask you something?” You asked, he was pulled from his train of thought and turned to face you, mumbling a yes.

“When you first pulled that camera phone out of the box did you think it could be Moriarty? I mean he’s done it before.” You said.

“I think it was just a coincidence.” Sherlock said.

“We’re detectives, we don’t believe in coincidence.” You smiled, laying your head back on your pillow.

Sherlock began to stand, preparing to leave.

“You can stay you know?” You smiled. He turned around with a smile on his face.

“I’d want nothing more.” He smiled as he snuggled into the bed next to you, wrapping an arm around you and pulling you into his chest.

2

Peter looked up when he heard the familiar sound of his ship taking off, whipping around to see your face smirking at him through the glass.

“You son-of-a- Hey!” he yelled, running towards the docking bay. “[f/n]! What the hell?”

Your smirk grew as you purred over the com, “Turnabout is fair play, Starlord. You sell me out, I take your ship. I’ve got to restore balance to the universe. I’m sure you understand.”

“No I don’t!” he hollered over the noise of the engines. “[f/n]!”

“See you around, darling.”

“Hey!”

*not my gif

Restorative Bath Ritual for Healing and Self Esteem
(Personal Ritual)
*Prepare to do this ritual bath on a new moon. This bath is meant to physically soak and restore skin, so no soap or shampoos are needed.*

Items Needed
- Rose (or your favorite floral) body oil
- Lavender flowers tea bag
- Peppermint tea bag
- Fresh rosemary herbs
- Dried rose petals
- White candle
- Rose or Lavender incense
- Sea salt (Himalayan Pink Sea salt if you have it)

Rose: beauty (self esteem)
Lavender: relaxation (drawing out impurity)
Peppermint: renewal (healing)
Rosemary: grounding (balance and new beginnings)


This Ritual Bath needs to be done in the evening, when all of the day’s events are completed, preferably before you go to sleep. Meditation and deep visualizations within the mind are required for this ritual to be effective. Doing ~this~ Ritual Bath on a new moon allows the following intentions to be drawn into you.

Rejuvenation
Health
Beauty
Restoration
New beginnings
Inner peace
Banishment of negativity
Personal improvement
And self esteem

Using the above listed herbs, oils, and incense enhances the strength of these energies. The white candle is symbolically used for purity and healing. Elements of earth (salt and herbs) water (bath) fire (candle) and wind/air (incense smoke) connect the physical body closer to your inner self, to nature, and to the universe, therefore allowing your mind to make a deep meditative connection. All the senses are at work here, eyes will see the flowers herbs and candle light, ears will hear running water, background music, or nothing but yourself. You will feel your body submerged into warm water. And aromas are wonderful to smell. Full use of the bodies senses should be in work here.


Begin the ritual by running the bath water to the temperature of your liking. Once the water is filling the tub, disrobe, and light the white candle and the incense. Take the rose body oil (or floral) and anoint your body while looking into the mirror. Put a single drop of this oil on your finger tip and press to your forehead, heart, just below your belly button, and on the tops of your feet. Mentally, out loud, or written in a letter to yourself, tell yourself your intentions of doing this ritual bath and what you are looking to gain from doing it.

Ex: “I need to heal myself after this bad break-up/losing a job/being depressed and I need to relax and forgive myself. I am beautiful inside and outside and it’s time I start to believe it”

Any kind of self motivation like a pep talk is great for this ritual. Your intentions can be as long or short as you like and can be just a list of words to describe what your intentions are, it can be a poem, a letter, a chant, an internal mantra, any way you feel is right will work.

Add a spoonful of sea salt to the bath water, sprinkled over your legs, next add the lavender and peppermint tea bags to the bath water, then add a cup of the dried rose petals. Lastly use the sprigs of fresh rosemary herbs to lightly stir the water and blend all the ingredients. While doing these steps, focus on your intentions of performing this ritual, relaxation, purification, mental healing, enhancing self esteem, etcetera… This is the beginning of your meditation. You must see yourself manifesting these things in your mind. You see yourself following through with your goals. You now can enter the bath water. Submerge yourself into a comfortable position. Let the scents, sights, and feelings fill you with energy from the new moon. The herbs and tea are pulling toxins out through your skin and body. In your mind see those toxins as the energy you are getting rid of to make room for new beginnings through continued meditation. You can chant a mantra to keep from getting distracted, also adding verbal power to this ritual. The chant can be very simple…

Ex: “By fire, sky, land, and sea, my ailments are leaving me”

This mantra does not have to be long, or even rhyme. You can sing it to a song you like, hum, or just think to accomplish meditation and manifestation.

Once the bath water has become cool, and the incense is finished burning, all the negativity and bad energies have been pulled from your body.

Once finished with the ritual meditation inside the bath, remove the dried rose petals and the tea bags and place them on a platter or dish and let them sit on your bedside table or near you while you sleep to dry out, this will ensure that you have a peacefully deep sleep, and that the strength of the energy from your ritual follows you beyond the bath tub. Use the bath water to snuff the candle out. Anoint your body again after you leave the bath (or right before you go to sleep)

Record the nights dreams/memories/recollections/visions/feelings the following morning before leaving the bed.

You should see your intentions begin to manifest within 3 days of this ritual bath. Look for small signs that it is working, a compliment if you were looking for self esteem and confidence, the opportunity to try something new, a conversation with someone can be very enlightening.

If you do not see a manifestation of your intentions from the ritual bath, do a full body purification ritual, and a chakra healing ritual, and try this same bath ritual again on the next new moon.


This is my own personal favorite ritual bath, ritual baths can be done in many different ways, with many other herbs, or objects like crystals, this is just how I do this bath when I’m feeling a little less of myself, or when I need to clear my head of negative things that bring down my mood. I hope this ritual at least inspires someone else to make their own ritual bath or that my eclectic ways of doing things helps someone somewhere. Feel free to ask me any questions.

Moon Kandi Bones

nalaluna  asked:

Hey! Sorry to be sending without names, but I'm on mobile and couldn't search them up! SOME of my favourites are the one where Lucy is an offering to the evil, man eater dragon, but that's not how it plays out (don't want to spoil much!), the one where Natsu is the God of Slightly Burned Food (reeally liked this idea!) and the unwritten one were Natsu and Lucy are gods of death and life and they must restore the universe's balance! Of course, can't forget the salad saga xD But love them all!

Ohh, you mean Saints&Sinners and Divine Panishment :D:D Omg. I originally wanted that to be three parts but never got around to it. :’D I love ridiculous gods hahaha. …..the salad saga omfg you remember…..