Kaiba thinks his dragons are better than Yami’s dragons. They aren’t allowed to play with each other :( The Blue Eyes fam is really curious though.
In a world where Yami missed the boat to spirit land (more like something went wrong but nvm) and he gets his own body I would imagine he would try to separate his and Yugi’s identities. I feel that he’d be a bit more conservative than Yugi and also wouldn’t wear a billion belts. more on this when I finish something just for this topic. Main point is for this picture, i couldn’t deside weather he looked better with or not so here’s both versions
This is a little candle/jar combo I put together to draw more prosperity and abundance.
Here’s what you’ll need:
Jar with a screw-on lid
ground basil, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg
a citrine stone
a clear quartz crystal
a green candle
something to carve runes into the candle
green thread/cord/embroidery floss
a charm that represents prosperity (I used a little pentacle, but it can be a little purse charm, something sparkly, a blinged-out dollar sign, etc)
the Ten of Pentacles card from your tarot deck of choice
Set up your ritual space in whatever way you choose.
Add the herbs in there in whatever quantities you feel appropriate, depending on the size of the jar. As you put the ingredients into the jar, focus on what they are there for, and say it out loud.
Basil- success Cinnamon- prosperity Ginger- money Nutmeg- luck Natural citrine- banish negative energy Quartz- to cleanse and balance
Once you have all the ingredients in the jar, chant “Luck, prosperity, money, success” as you go about the rest of the steps.
Take your carving implement and carve the runes Fehu (money), Uruz (manifestation), Wunjo (prosperity) and Berkanan (growth) into the candle before lighting it and carefully sprinkling the flame with a pinch of the herb mixture.
Set the candle down on top of the tarot card. I used the Ten of Pentacles because it’s the card of physical security. In doing this magic, I want to make sure all my needs are taken care of. The Ten of Pentacles is a card of wealth and permanence so it’s an excellent choice.
Keep the candle burning for a little while, sitting in top of the card. Repeat daily. :) May you want for nothing, may you have all you need, and may you have enough to share <3
In the world where after dicking around Ancient Egypt, Kaiba came back and brought Atem with him. Getting him kitted out by his tailor (she always has the decency to pretend she’s been in weirder situations):
Tailor: I must say, that young man has the body of a god.
Kaiba: You have no idea how true that statement is.
vacation, my boyfriend and I stop at the Louvre. There is a line up at
the little cafe/snack bar. They have those standing barriers with ropes
to guide the line up, but the ropes aren’t pulled across - because
people are grown ups and can see that its just a single line down one
side of the front display.
Cue a group of young, bitchy girls in blinged-out clothes deciding
they don’t have time to stand in line. They go to the front and stand
behind the person currently paying. They pretend to be oblivious to the
4-5 other people in line now giving them death stares.
I am not in line but I see their little act. So I go along and start
hooking up the ropes. The girls are gossiping together and ignoring
everyone else around them, because hey, what do they care right? So they
don’t notice when I move the barrier just a smidge forward … and hook
up the rope in front of them.
The look on their faces when they turn around to order their coffees
and find themselves quite obviously outside the queue was just… soooo
priceless. Huffing and puffing, they had to totter their high-heeled
asses to the back of the (now much longer) line-up.
Here is a simple yet deep question: Why do rogues / thieves steal in D&D and other settings? At some point they have more than enough gold to buy everything they desire, so what would keep them going? All I can think of would be the adrenaline.
There are many many answers to this question, which is indeed simple yet deep. :) Here are a few:
Hey, did you know that in early D&D editions, coins looted were converted to XP gained, at a 1:1 ratio? Few play with that rule any more, but the mentality hasn’t died out completely. :)
To an extent, rogues keep stealing for the same reason adventurers keep adventuring - and looting corpses and robbing graves and emptying dungeons from their valuables.
For the players, quite simply because that’s the game. (At least if they choose to play like that, it’s not obligatory; common, yes, obligatory no.)
For the characters, motives range from “because we’re greedy assholes”, to “we got to cover the expenses of this expedition” to “we have no idea how to make a living like normal people” to “we need these expensive items to save the world, so we need gold to buy them”.
As your station/level rises, so do your expenses. At lvl 1 all you need is food, ammunition, and a bit of ale. Then you get enough coin to buy a potion, and you buy it, and whoops, you’re broke again. Then you get some more money, and spend it on fancy sword. And so on. At high levels, you may need gold to build a keep, pay contacts, bribe officials, buy a ship - that’s a lot of bling! And if you can go to the Magic Mart and buy better and better magic items, well, you can guess where all that money goes.
People in general don’t seek wealth just to survive. They also seek it to show off, gain power and influence, attract a mate, groom an heir, fill the void in their cold empty hearts - lots of reasons, and these are just the selfish ones.
Rogues don’t have to keep stealing at higher levels, and often don’t. They can use their skills just for adventuring (infiltrate a cult, steal an artifact, sleight of hand the hierophant’s unholy symbol, forge some important documents).
The thrill of the heist is a pretty big deal actually. :)
I once had a character who began her life of crime by stealing apples. Several levels and buckets of gold later, she’d stopped thieving altogether except for missions, and would buy everything she needed, leaving large tips and all. But she never payed for apples, she always stole those. She didn’t need to, but it was a quirk, a reminder, a little rite that asserted her sense of identity.
Our sense of identity beats our common sense every fucking time.
It’s a great sense of achievement and self-worth to evolve from a street rat who cuts purses and palms rings to an accomplished cat-burglar who fears no guards or magical alarms and specialises in art heists.
Still in the Thieves’ Guild? They still want their cut.
Sometimes you just get that irrational urge to out-bling Strahd. (True story, that one).
This was originally going to be my present for reaching 10.5k followers, but by the time final exams were over, I managed to reach more than 11,000 beautiful followers!!! This is practically one and a half year’s worth of my writing! Thank you so much for following me and bearing with me on this journey of balancing school, work, my social life, and fan girling, and even just dealing with my crazy delusions. So, this is from me to you. Thanks for following ♡
I was wondering what your thoughts were on Hooks new rings? Like the rings themselves and what they might mean on a meta level since they aren't his "murder rings" anymore. You think it's a permanent change to go with the wedding ring? I love your thoughts on the show and jewelry!
First, thank you for asking my opinion! That doesn’t happen very often (and probably for good reason, lbr. ;) ). I would have replied sooner, but I’ve been at work.
As we know, rings can be very symbolic—both in real life and to Killian specifically. We know at least two of the rings have been reminders of a violent past (even if one of those stories doesn’t actually work with the timeline and when we first saw it…ahem), and another was a reminder of his older brother. Rings mean something to him, but not generally anything good.
“Every ring is a sad story.” (Killian Jones, “Birth”)
From Colin’s Instagram, here are the three main rings Killian has worn throughout the series: the two larger with red stones and some design around it along with a relatively simple silver band for his thumb. We know the two red-stoned rings were taken from men Killian felt wronged him. As he tells Emma, they were once trophies and then reminders. They carried weight—the weight of both hands—and they never let him forget what those hands and hook have done.
Let’s dig into Killian’s jewelry box before we get to the good stuff.
When he gets his hand back on loan from Rumple, he doesn’t let that hand go without a ring, and here we see a pinky ring with a purple stone, somewhat like the one Liam gave him (although I don’t believe they are the same. The stone is similar, but the band is different).
This is Liam’s ring, although we don’t know where he got it or who gave it to him, if anyone. But Killian poses that it might be the thing that has kept him a survivor all these years. Liam gave it to Killian because it was the ring responsible for always bringing him home safely and he wanted that same thing for Killian when they were about to face what should have been certain death. That ring is so important to Killian, it remains hidden for almost 3 seasons and only comes out when Killian wanted to make sure Emma came back to him safely while she was the Dark One. A pirate doesn’t give his prized possessions to just anyone.
And here we have Dark One Killian’s rings. Gunmetal and likely onyx or jet. They are as dark as his soul at that moment, and that’s saying something given how dark Killian probably feels about himself and his deeds most of the time. I do like that they gave him a new set of bling for his outing as Dark Hook. I think it was important to illustrate that he was himself yet vastly different, too. The rings they (and possibly Colin) picked for Dark Hook were perfect. Sleek and somewhat classic. And oh so dark.
Up to this point, every ring has been a sad story.