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A genre-punk dictionary
  • Cyberpunk - Neon lights, mechanical body-horror, lots and lots of electronic junk lying around, tightly confined city slums, flying cars, androids, and last but not least, lots of grungy browns and grays. Bladerunner, Judge Dredd, Bubblegum Crisis etc.
  • Dieselpunk - Similar to cyberpunk, but less about electronics and androids and more about internal combustion and industrial robots. Technology is less ubiquitous in this setting but when you see techology, it will be combustion powered in some way… or at least look like it should be. Expect grease stains and bits of sludge on everything. Final Fantasy VII (the original game only) is a prime example.
  • Laserpunk - The Anti-Cyberpunk. Spotless with a lot of legroom. Expect glowing lines, fancy grooves, bright white glossy walls, and some shiny blues on everything. Everything in this setting has something that glows, even when it doesn’t need it. These are your Xenosaga’s, iRobot’s, Star Ocean’s.
  • Garbagepunk - The kludgey cousin of steampunk. Everything in this setting, and I mean EVERY SINGLE THING, is made of trash. Goggles made of bottles, water filtration made of old oil drums and used coffee filters, etc. Mad Max, Deponia, Water World, etc.
  • Steampunk - Steam power, leatherbound handles, brass fittings, lots of circles and rivets. I shouldn’t have to really clarify this one.
  • Clockpunk - Steampunk but with clockworks instead of steam engines. Its a small difference, listed only for the reason that steampunk requires steam and clockpunk doesn’t always have it. Expect gears, cogs, wheels and springs.
  • Codepunk - This one is difficult to pin down. Its less about the aesthetic and more about the concepts. This is a setting where everything that happens is related in some way to programming… Where the laws of physics are just functions being run with parameters, alterable by anyone with knowledge of how to access them. This is a setting where people do battle by compiling text that subtracts a number from the other person’s vital statistics variables, but that is what the world is actually made of, not just a game abstraction. Codepunk is characterized by parts of the world actually breaking down visibly into raw text. .hack//, Fate/Extra, the parts of the Matrix series we don’t get to watch where someone is actually typing on a keyboard to make things actually happen…( not that Neo-Morpheus crap. )
  • Naturepunk - What happens when you invent modern or even futuristic technology without actually using any technology. Reclining armchairs made of sticks and moss. Aeroplane’s made of palm fronds and vines. If cavemen invented space travel. Everything is made of locally sourced natural components, but the level of technological advancement and sophistication isn’t necessarily diminished because of it. You might have all the classic weapons of war, guns and grenades and such, but made of curious growths. Mushrooms with highly flammable spores for example, instead of a grenade. While not the only example, the best I can actually think of is… The Flintstones. You might also consider many depictions of Atlantis under this category.
  • Biopunk - Naturepunk’s heavy metal big sister. Everything is made of bone, meat, blood and teeth. Everything is either alive, or was alive at one time. Technology is either made of raw carcasses, or is actually some creature bred or engineered specifically to be used in the way a machine would. Don’t expect to see much inorganic material in generally anything. eXistenZ, generally anything that takes place inside another organism.
Theory on the Future Fate of the Blue Lion

 First off, if you haven’t seen the new reboot of Voltron or listened to the SDCC Voltron panel, let me warn you that this post will contain some spoilers so stop reading right now and go watch Voltron. 

Ready? Okay, here we go.

Now I know that ever since season one of Voltron has ended, the growing fandom of Voltron has been producing A LOT of theories of what season two will bring us. And the trailer for season two has only doubled the hype for the upcoming season and for the fan theories. 

The two theories that seem to dominate the Voltron tag are definitely the theory that Keith is either a Galra/Human hybrid or Galra/Altrean hybrid (seriously this theory has pretty much taken control over all Voltron art and fanfiction in the last few weeks) and the second theory is that Shiro will either by killed off like his forgotten 80′s Norwegian brother Sven (rest in peace dear Holgersson) or be captured for long period of time allowing Keith or Allura to take over the Black Lion. (Though this theory begs the question that is Keith has to lead Voltron and pilot the Black Lion to do so does that mean Lance will take over the Red and Allura pilot the Blue? Will Keith have to give Lance his precious red jacket? Will Lance grow a 80′s mullet too? This theory brings up so many questions)

Both these theories are awesome and have pumped up a lot of great material from the fandom so far and will probably continue to do so until season two comes around later this year.

However, there’s been a theory mulling around in my head for a while now and so far, I haven’t really seen any other fan pick up on it. And since I have no one to discuss this with, I’m going to lay it all out right here for you Voltron fandom!

As the title of this post suggest, this theory revolves around the Blue Lion which automatically means a lot of it is going to deal with this guy:


 Why so scared? Not every Voltron theory is filled with angst and- oh fuck, nevermind.

Yes, while the most fandom are biting their nails over the fates of poor alien Keith and the possible death/capture/brainwashing of Tadashi- oh nevermind that’s Sven- I mean Shiro- I’m sitting in my isolated corner of outlandish theories mentally preparing myself over the possible horrendous fate that could possibly await our favorite Blue Paladin.

But “Why?” you, anonymous tumblr user, will ask.What solid clue can be found in season one that could possibly hint that anything bad could happen to Lance and the Blue Lion in the coming seasons?

Well, simple. It all begins with this lines right here:

                 Foreshadowing or too much Film Theorists? Probably the former                                 but who cares, I’m finishing this post.

Even when I first watched the series the first time around, this line always stuck out to me. I know it’s supposed to lead to a snappy argument with Keith to lighten the area on the serious mood of the scene, but it still felt a bit odd.

Then I began to wonder if it might foreshadow to something coming later in the series. Many of the writers of the new Voltron reboot have written stuff for The Last Airbender and Legend of Korra- both series that have been known to plan ahead and leave foreshadowing to future events in small ways so I wouldn’t put it past the team of Voltron to do the same.

So, the question is, will Lance’s mind because fused with a giant ship in the future? Perhaps with with one…..

     Yeah, stop smiling Blue, this theory doesn’t really end well for you.

Of course, since Blue technically already has her own sentiment mind, this couldn’t work unless something were to happen to the Blue Lion that would make her lose the Quintessence, the life form, that allows her to be more than a plain machine….

….Something along the lines of Zarkon destroying one of the lions as a last ditch effort to prevent Voltron from ever being used against him. 

Because damn it if he can’t have his Voltron action figure than nobody should get the Voltron action figure.

But seriously, wouldn’t this be the best plan all together if everything else fails?Why waste all the time and resources trying to steal the lions when he can just destroy one of them and prevent the so-called ultimate weapon from being used against him in the first place? He was doing an okay job of conquering the universe without the Voltron for the last 10,000 years. 

But why the Blue Lion you of little faith ask? If that’s his last ditch plan, then he could destroy any of them to make it work.

Well you’re right- there is no solid evidence to support the idea that it would be the Blue Lion could be destroyed or permanently damaged if these theory plays out. 

But from a writer’s standpoint, if any of the Lions’ were to be killed or damaged, the one that would hit most with the audience probably be Blue.

Look at it this way- who was the lion that the main characters, and we as an audience first met?

                                             Love at first sight.

That’s right. It was Blue. And by all accords, she is the lion that we spend the most time with solo on screen. We get to see more of her personality and grow attached to her at the same time as the main characters to. She is the Lion we, as an audience, have the most emotional attachment to. If anything were to happen to the lions, it would hit the hardest if it happened to Blue. 

And you can bet that the writers did that on purpose.

              How dare they make me feel emotions for this giant robot cat.

So Zarkon destroys Blue to make forming Voltron impossible. Maybe he absorbs her quintessence to make himself more powerful just as he did with that one planet. So her mechanical body may still be somewhat intact, but her lifeform that makes her a living being is gone. She is a lifeless shell. But of course, Lance, her pilot, would share the same Quintessence as Blue. What if, as the ultimate sacrifice, Lance will give up his own Quintessence, his very life force, and fuse with the Blue Lion, thus in a way, becoming the Blue Lion himself?

                                        Oh look Blue! We’re a match!

But, you argue, could this be possible? Making an AI out of memories like with Alfor and the Castle Ship is one thing, but Lance literally becoming the next Blue Lion? Impossible! Nay! Nay!

Don’t worry, I’d be “naying” in disbelief with all of you if I hadn’t realized that we’ve been watching organic beings becoming sentient warships (aka the Robeasts) throughout the entire first season. Haggar and druids have doing this since the very beginning. For example:

This guy

became this asshole

And Haggar’s weird pet lizard

became a digimon I’m pretty sure

Based on this evidence, I’m pretty sure the Lions of Voltron probably all used to be actual organic beings at one point in time before becoming literal weapons to protect the universe.  Haggar and her druids probably rediscovered this same magic to create their own Voltron Lion wannabes.

But if this theory comes true and Lance does sacrifice himself to become the next Blue Lion, then the question is, who would be the next Blue Paladin?

The answer of course, for those who have watched the original series is….

                                Literally fuck anyone who just said Sven. 

Yes Princess Allura. Who else? Blue is literally one of the key colors that represents her in the series. And I don’t think it is just a coincidence that out of all the paladins it was Lance that Allura first saw when she woke up from her 10,000 year long sleep.

I’m going to ride you one day…And not in the way you’re thinking about, pervert.

You would think that the writers would have had Allura fall into Keith’s arms (who was her love interest in the past series) or maybe Shiro’s (since there seems to be some hinting of romance between them), but no, she falls into Lance’s arms, thus already starting the connection between future pilot and lion.

So there you have it folks! I’ve just tossed in my theory for what might happen in the future of the series. Of course, this is all just plain, fun speculation! And whether you agree with it or not, I’d love to hear what you think about it!

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Not sure about the book, but hot diggity I love the organic + mechanic body horror of Twisted Fredbear and Bonnie.

anonymous asked:

Ok so I just read some of your posts about martial arts, and if I understood it right, is that greater muscle mass doesn't actually make you stronger, it just makes it easier/faster to build up strength. Thinking of the upper body, if you have two individuals where one has more mm than the other (or a man/woman), on the assumption that both have equal capacity and training, the person with greater mm wouldn't directly be *stronger* because of the mm, but has just progressed faster? Is that it?

So, here’s the thing. Martial arts do not rely on strength, some techniques such as joint locks and throws require no strength at all. Muscle helps, but it is not comparable to understanding of technique. You’re not actually going to be build up a lot of muscle mass when practicing martial arts techniques by themselves. You will when doing endurance training and strength training separately, but that’s about it. Then, in the more advanced section, we get into the admission that its not about how hard you hit but rather where (and how deeply the force penetrates the body).

You don’t need to be physically “strong” to break bricks, for example. Rather, it’s a question of your ability to visualize past an object so the force carries through.

Most of martial arts is about manipulation of body mechanics to generate force. Muscles help, but not as much as most people think and certainly not in the way they think. The average athlete will have more muscle mass and muscular definition than the average martial artist. For fighting, endurance trumps flat physical strength. Too much of a certain type of muscle, such as that seen on a body builder, becomes detrimental. After all, muscle weighs more than fat. If you’re totally ripped, it becomes more difficult to move quickly which is detrimental and the amount of weight you’re carrying around reduces the length of time you can fight.

More than that, different humans develop visible definition in their musculature at different rates. In some cases, it requires a very specific, pointed regimen to get the look you see off of body builders and actors. Women have a very difficult time achieving visible definition, especially in their upper body. So, being able to see muscle doesn’t necessarily mean it isn’t there.

So, you’re still thinking about it wrong. Muscle mass (as in the size of your muscles) isn’t what’s important. There are essentially two different kinds of muscles that one can develop.

1) the ones gained by stretching/elongating the muscle over a period of time, which is what you get from most sports like running and general aerobic exercise.

2) the ones gained by tearing the muscles so they build up over time, this is what you get from body-building, weight lifting, pushups, and other similar exercises.

For a combatant, the first one is actually more important because it emphasizes building of endurance. Your muscles remain lean, you build up wind, though you won’t gain much in the way of definition. The second one is also important but in moderation as too much muscle mass will actually impede movement and slow you down. One is endurance, the other is strength. Endurance is far more necessary, because that’s what allows you to fight for a prolonged period of time without growing tired.

The problem is the vast majority of the population is only aware of the second and most obvious type of muscle. They place all the emphasis on it. Ironically, of course, this shouldn’t be news to fans of Dragonball Z. Where the problem of over emphasizing training on building up muscle mass gets addressed during the Cell Saga. (Kudos for anyone who remembers which Super Saiyan got their butt whipped.) In this case, a bodybuilder would be at a greater disadvantage in a fight as opposed to a runner.

The second thing to understand about women is that they have what’s called a subcutaneous layer of fat underneath the surface of the skin. For some women, it is very difficult to build up any sort of visible definition and sometimes even requires a specific type workout regimen to achieve it. This doesn’t mean these women don’t have muscle, it’s just not visible and that makes it hard to accurately judge how much. Women also develop muscle differently from men, having an easier time building up their legs and their core than the upper body. However, those are just as essential to combat as your upper body. Your core is your primary means of maintaining balance, and acts as the body’s centerpoint. If you’ve got a weak center, it doesn’t matter how strong your arms are.

The third thing to understand is about rippling muscles. The more visible the muscle, the easier it is to find the pressure points. Most pressure points on the body exist in the places where separate muscles meet, so the more definition someone has then the easier they are to find.

If you assume both have equal capacity and training, then it doesn’t matter how much muscle mass is visible or who has more.

The issue you keep running into is in thinking that muscle = strength, which it doesn’t. The second is the assumption that physical strength is what matters, which again it doesn’t.

Technical proficiency matters. Endurance matters. Wind, as in how much oxygen you can get into your body, matters. Balance matters, your core muscles as in the abdominal muscles are the most important muscles to develop. The rest of it? Less so.

 Physical strength can enhance, but only to a certain, limited degree. In martial arts, force is generated through the motion. Being able to deadlift 200 pounds doesn’t mean you can hit with anywhere near 200 pounds of force when your arm is moving. The amount of weight you lift doesn’t translate to force. Instead, we look to how force is generated through the movement of the body. To generate the maximum amount of force in a punch, you need to throw your whole body behind it.

This means your hand, your wrist, your arm, your shoulder are working in concert with your hips and your legs and your feet. However, there is a limit to how much force can be generated. A kick creates more momentum and is more powerful than a punch. Techniques where you spin, such as the spinning backfist or the wheelkick, are more powerful than the average martial arts technique. The more momentum you generate, the harder you hit. The same goes for jump kicks. The more momentum there is, the more force created. When you’re talking a judo or aikido throw, the point is to let the opponent’s body do the work for you. You get them into the air and their body in motion provides the force when they hit the ground. You don’t need to be strong, you just need to get them moving.

Martial arts techniques both offensive and defensive revolve around the concept of creating, negating, and redirecting momentum. This includes both yours and your opponent’s.

Here is a simple example:

Someone charges at you. You’ve got three options. You can stand there and take it. You can attempt to negate the charge by grabbing hold of them as they come and springing your feet backwards so you both likely end up on the ground. Or, you can get out of the way. (Maybe, you risk sticking your foot out to trip them.)

These are the basic concepts of martial arts defense.

It doesn’t really matter if it’s a big person charging you or a small one. It will matter a lot more if they are a linebacker, a wrestler, or someone who understands how to slam their shoulder into their opponent’s core to knock them over.

I get that this concept runs directly counter to the way combat is presented in media, and that’s why it ends up harder to comprehend. Just as many people end up discouraged when they start exercising to lose weight and end up gaining instead, because they were never taught that muscle weighs more than fat. That muscle will eat your fat, and help them achieve the body they want. All they know is weight itself as an aggregate is bad, if they are gaining then exercise must not be working, and they end up quitting because of it.

If you think about combat primarily in terms of strength then you will miss all the other fundamental pieces that are ultimately more important. When martial artists talk about “strength”, they’re usually referring to the generation of momentum rather or the technique’s effectiveness rather than how much you can lift or some other definition of physical strength.

Otherwise, the word you’re looking for fortitude.

-Michi

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Hidden Talents of iNtuitive types

ENFP: good at strategic problem solving and understanding what creative solution will carry mass emotional relatability

INFP: fierce and outspoken when it comes to standing up for what they feel is right 

ENFJ: often a Mr or Miss Fix-it in some way, or has a knack for sensory arts /physical details/body mechanics/food pairings/etc

INFJ: quite adept at crafting a solid logical argument for a concept or cause when they need to 

INTP: enthusiastic children inside when it comes to the people they care about

ENTP: empathetic and able to encourage loved ones out of funks, sometimes to the detriment of their own time or energy

INTJ: remarkably tender toward those who capture their heart and devotion

ENTJ: loyal as the day is long, agonizes over doing right by those they care for


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Back in 2015 between the end of #bighero6 and the start of #zootopia I worked on a short called #frozenfever . It was a fun little project and it’s where I got to animate #kristoff , #anna & #elsa for the first time! I was SO excited to animate this shot because of the fun mix of body mechanics, pantomime and comedy. Unfortunately it was revised in story before I got to finish, so it never made the final cut. This is my pencil test and my splined animation before it went back into story. Regardless, I learnt a ton about clarity, timing and spacing and I really enjoyed the process of problem solving this scene.

#trusttheprocess #animation #2danimation #2d #cganimation #disney #disneyanimation #frozen #snoogie #shot #penciltest #funny #lol #process #animationstudent #learning #educational #school (at Walt Disney Animation Studios)

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A group of friends and I were chatting the other day about our “AH HA” moments. A shot where something clicked. I can clearly point out a few of these in my career, but this one comes to mind first. I was STRUGGLING with CG, big time. In fact before getting to Disney I had decided to give it up and try my hand at storyboarding. Then I was accepted into Talent Development as a CG Animator and decided to give it one last shot. I spent 6 months in Tal Dev and there were some clicks but I still had a hard time using the graph and a lot of the other tools. Here’s an embarrassing fact…I went through all of “Frozen” not knowing how to switch between IK & FK and not knowing what constraints were. I just brute force everything. A lot of frame by framing. After Frozen I was asked to work on a water projection show for Disneyland called World of Color. This is the shot. I Finally understood the graph and how to benefit from it. I had been using CG for about a year at this point and finally started to get comfortable with the tools. Which means, I started to enjoy the process more. All this to say, stick with it. Persistence and patience is key. We all learn at different paces, so just keep at it if you’re struggling and you’ll have your “clicks”. I still have them all the time, sometimes for a technical hurdle, sometimes in drawing, sometimes for body mechanics or animation principles. It means we’re growing, so keep at it!



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firebird766-blog  asked:

If an woman were to vault over a second story balcony and land on someone, what kind of injuries could she expect? What kind of injuries could her victim expect? Would it be possible for her to come out relatively unscathed, if she put thought into the best way to land before she went for the jump?

Hey there! I’m glad you sent this in. Thanks for asking!

Your character has 2 things going for her:

1) She’s not falling from THAT high a height. She could still have significant injuries, but a second-story balcony is only about 12-15 feet off the ground. While that’s triple body height – our threshold for where we suspect serious injuries – it’s also not, say, the 5th floor (which is likely fatal).

But the person she lands on—assuming she plants her feet on their shoulders—actually helps reduce the height of the fall, making it closer to 7-10 feet, which is a much more survivable injury!

2) She’s landing on something soft (compared to concrete). The person may alter the way she lands, but they’ll also slow her down over a longer period of time than simply hitting the pavement.

Remember, it’s not the fall that kills your characters, friends, it’s the sudden stop at the bottom.

As to the specific injury patterns and “safest” way of falling, I’d say she would be best off going feet-first and aiming for the person’s shoulders or back with her feet.

Now, with a straight drop with a landing on the heels, you’d expect to see a very particular pattern of injuries called Don Juan Syndrome. What happens is that the person lands heel-first, and the force just travels directly up from there, breaking calcaneous (heels), knees, pelvis, and spinal compression injuries. DO NOT WANT.

However, if your character has any kind of martial arts training or has taken any parkour at all, she’ll have a better idea how to land: feet parallel, knees relaxed, land on the balls of her feet, allow her hips to tuck behind (rather than hyperflex the knees and push the hips forward).

If she does it right, and she controls not just the first fall (into the person) but the second fall (awkwardly, probably backwards, onto the pavement from the height of that person’s shoulders), she may walk away relatively unscathed, though for realism’s sake I’d appreciate at least a sprained ankle or wrist, or a goose egg on the back of her head.

I’m not a traceur, but this video has a surprisingly good illustration of the body mechanics she wants: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31IM_PRHoeg 


As for her victim, they’re in for a bad day. That kind of force landing on them, completely unexpected, makes me think of things like broken clavicles and shoulders, plus injuries from getting pushed to the ground, so up to and including broken wrists, broken arms, head strikes (with scrapes / hematomas / …) plus the possibility of a concussion.

Honestly, they could both walk away with concussions. Hooray for concussions!

From a reader’s perspective, I’m really curious as to whether or not she’s aiming for the person or if they just happen to get in her way. If she’s self-centered enough to think “they’ll break my fall”, that’s a really interesting trait for a character to have. If she’s trying to hurt them that’s even more interesting!

Either way, I hope this was useful!!

xoxo, Aunt Scripty

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Markiplier Ego Imagines (pt. 13)

(For the lovely @dragonqueen1507 who suggested this idea!)

Imagine the Egos swapping bodies for a day.

Imagine Google in Silver’s body. “I’m… human! This is… disgusting.” He flips out when his stomach starts growling, but the others explain to him that it’s only hunger. He just needs to eat something. What scares him most is when he sneezes. It’s the most horrifying experience he’s ever had in his life to have his body do something so involuntary. The last straw, however, is when he sits down to watch a movie with the others and… feels things. “B-but why did the dog have to die? I want my body back now!”

Imagine Silver’s reaction to being trapped inside the droid. He has no idea how to make the mechanical body function with this new computerized mind. And when the building’s Wifi goes down once again, only Google has the admin capabilities to make the necessary repairs, so the droid (in Silver’s body) has to instruct the bumbling hero how to fix it. “Can’t we just turn it off and turn it back on?”

Imagine Ed being stuck in Dr. Iplier’s body. “No. No, I refuse to be stuck inside of a nerd.” Ed stomps around the clinic all day long sloppily seeing to patients. “Ew, get away from me! You’re sick!” He eventually ends up hiding in the closet and watching a football game on his phone which only works until the point that the real Doctor in Ed’s body finds him and drags him out. “You have a duty as a physician to see to these people!” “But I ain’t a p-f-whatever!”

Imagine Dr. Iplier being trapped in Ed’s body and not being able to stand his lack of hygiene. “I’m going to take six… no maybe seven showers…” It’s annoying having so much hair, as well. He feels perfectly useless at first. Ed always spends his days buffing his cars or watching sports, nothing productive like the Doctor is used to, but after a while, he finds it’s nice to take the day off and just relax for a while.

Imagine Dark finding himself stuck as Bim Trimmer. Dark fumes for the rest of the day in his office, just sitting there and not really know what to do with himself. Poppy is very confused when “Bim” won’t play with her or look at his plants that she brings to him, and Dark just shoves the little dragon away when it nuzzles against his leg. “Quit that, you infernal creature!” He hates not having his aura at his disposal and Bim’s abilities are so… difficult to control. No wonder the bumbling idiot can’t do a thing with them.

Imagine Bim swapping bodies with Dark. He stares, horrified, into a mirror. “No, no, no, no.” They find him panicking, curled up in the corner rocking back and forth, Dark’s aura whipping around him in spastic tendrils of dark matter. The aura swipes and tears at anyone who gets too close, and finally Dark in Bim’s body has to step in to calm the Ego down. “Stop panicking, or you’ll tear the whole building down around us!” but Bim can’t hear him over the ringing in his ears and the pounding of his own heart. The Host would help but he’s presently in another body…

Imagine Wilford in Host’s body. “I’M BLIND!” “Yes, Wilford. Welcome to my world.” The initial shock of not being able to see leaves Wilford speechless for a few terrifying moments—now, suddenly the Host’s anxieties make so much sense to Wilford—until he slowly grows accustomed to the darkness. It’s only then that he realizes the soft narrations he’s been muttering this entire time of everything that’s happening around him. It gives him a vague, mysterious outline of the world he can no longer see. “A bag of cotton candy appears in the Host’s lap,” Wilford mumbles and feels the bag of sweet confection land on him. He tears into the bag, stuffing his face with sugar and guffaws. “Host, you mean to tell me you could do this all the time if you wanted?”

Imagine Host in Wilford’s body. He just runs around looking at everything, at Bim’s garden, at his precious pets, at his library, and when he stumbles across Amy, he stops altogether. Amy is confused at first until she sees the way that his hands pick at the buttons along the front of Wilford’s shirt, and somehow, she knows. “Host?” He blinks, takes a step forward, a step back, tilts his head to either side, and then begins to circle her. Amy stands there awkwardly but trying not to fidget too much. Finally Host steps closer to her and pulls her into a hug. “You’re so beautiful, Amy.” She hugs him back, still confused and slightly tearful, but she’s also oddly happy. “I’m glad I got to see you at least once,” he whispers into her shoulder, and Amy brushes her hand over his hair until he calms down. “Come on,” she tells him, “we’re going to let you see whatever you want while it lasts!”

Recently Introduced Lore Tidbits

Demacia

  • Using lime, ash and the fossilized bark of ancient trees, Demacians create petricite; magic absorbing stone with which they built their walls.
  • Sometimes known as silver steel or rune steel, Demacian steel is coveted for its durability, light weight and its unique interactions with magic. 
  • Garen and Lux are siblings of the Crownguard family, who traditionally serve as the royal protectors. 
  • Fiora serves as the head of House Laurent in Demacia, a position she claimed upon killing her father in a duel.
  • Native to the rocky crags of northern Demacia are the rare, ferocious Raptors. Only a few individuals have been known to befriend and ride these beasts.
  • Galio was created over a period of two years by a legendary Demacian sculptor named Durand.
  • Demacia’s army is often outnumbered, but is arguably the most elite, well-trained army in Runeterra.
  • Garen left home to join the Dauntless Vanguard, one of Demacia’s most elite military forces, when he was only twelve years old.
  • Quinn and her twin brother Caleb were born in the rural Demacian town of Uwendale.

Noxus

  • The capital city of the Noxian Empire was founded around the Immortal Bastion; the citadel of a dreaded revenant who terrorized Valoran for centuries. 
  • Basilisks of the Kumungu are sometimes raised from eggs as Noxian war beasts. 
  • Drakehounds, a distant relative of dragons, are kept by some rich, and perhaps foolish, Noxians as pets. 
  • Warmasons are tasked by Noxus not only to plot and plan infrastructure, but also to scout out enemy territory for future invasions. 
  • The sisters Katarina and Cassiopeia are a part of the Du Couteau family; one of the most prestigious noble houses in Noxus. 
  • With his dying breath, Sion killed Jarvan I. The King’s crown now serves as Sion’s jaw. 
  • Gateways of dark stone known as Noxtoraa are raised over roads in territories conquered by Noxus. 

Shurima

  • The Brackern, a race of enormous, crystal-bodied scorpions, slumber in the sands beneath a hidden valley in Shurima. o Sai Kahleek is one of Shurima’s most feared deserts, as it is populated by the ravenous Xer'Sai.
  • Many Voidborn have names originating from the ancient Shuriman language. 
  • Above the city of Nashramae stands a replica Sun Disc, built long ago to honor the lost legacy of ancient Shurima. 
  • In the Shuriman city of Nashramae, a festival is held celebrating Rammus. Thousands gather to roll and somersault around the city in his honor. o Within the bowels of Shurima’s capital lies the “Oasis of the Dawn,” from which almost all rivers in the land flow from. 
  • Some Shuriman nomads have created entire towns upon the backs of the Dormun; enormous, armor-plated beasts that wander the wastes. 
  • The Shuriman city of Zuretta is ruled by Hierophant Hadiya Nejem, who believes herself to be a descendant of the Ascended warrior Setaka. 
  • In Shurima, those who survived a failed Ascension ritual are known as the Baccai, who often are twisted and malformed. 
  • Rengar is one of the Kiilash, a vastayan tribe from Shurima. o Jax’s favorite food is eggs, particularly those from a certain caravansary in the Shuriman city of Uzeris. 
  • Sivir’s crossblade, the Chalicar, once belonged to Setaka, an Ascended Warrior Queen of Shurima. 
  • Those Ascended by the Sun Disc of Shurima can live for thousands of years. 

Piltover & Zaun

  • The Incognium Runeterra in Piltover was designed to locate anyone in Runeterra, yet its creator mysteriously died before revealing the formula that powers it, leaving it inoperable.
  • When Zaun’s plans to create a waterway between east and west Valoran went awry, Janna prevented thousands of deaths and is now revered by many as a goddess. 
  • Zaun’s wealthiest can often be found on the Promenade level of Zaun, which intersects with Piltover’s lowest regions. 
  • The Entresol level of Zaun is where most of the city’s trade and business occurs.
  • The Sump comprises Zaun’s lower levels. Most of the working class live here, showcasing their vibrant culture. 
  • Ekko is one of the “Lost Children of Zaun,” a band of Zaunite youths known for their mischief across the city. 
  • Thanks to her hextech heart, Camille has managed to retain some of her youthful looks despite her age. 
  • The Ecliptic Vaults were once considered to be Piltover’s most secure bank, before Jinx breached its heavily reinforced walls. 
  • Caitlyn’s hextech rifle was crafted by her parents for her twenty-first birthday. 
  • Jayce’s transforming hammer is powered by a shard from a Brackern crystal from the depths of the Shuriman sands. 
  • When the human girl Orianna succumbed to poisonous fumes, her father Corin replaced her failing body parts with mechanical augments, transforming her into a lady of clockwork. 
  • Before becoming a member of the Wardens, Vi wielded a pair of gauntlets taken from a chem-powered mining golem. 
  • Hextech is the fusion of magic and technology, harnessing the power contained within extremely rare crystals. 
  • Piltover is the center of mercantile trade in Valoran.
  • Zaun’s powerful Chem-Barons keep a loose alliance that prevents the city from descending into chaos. 
  • The Zaun Gray is the thick, chemical atmosphere of Zaun that can be fatal to breathe where densely settled. 

Freljord

  • Artifacts of True Ice hold incredible power, but only the Iceborn can wield them.
  • Before becoming an Ice Witch, Lissandra was permanently blinded by an Ursine’s claws.
  • Legends speak of how Avarosa, ancient queen of the Freljord, was killed by her own sister. 
  • Tribes in the Freljord are generally ruled by a Warmother. Under them are their bloodkin, steelskins, clawleaders, sisters, icewalkers, thralls, champions and other ranks. Champions are usually husbands to the warmother, and are the biggest bastards in the tribe. 

anonymous asked:

Do you have any thoughts on the quirk drugs? Like with the enhancing one maybe it wears down your quirk over time?

Quirk-Erasing Drugs and Quirk-Enhancing Drugs

I talked about the Quirk drugs a little here

I didn’t go in-depth during that post though. I’ll talk about them more here. 

The Internship Arc isn’t only about saving Eri. It’s about stopping the production of the Quirk-erasing drugs.

According to chapter 135, humans with Quirks have a special body mechanism called “plus alpha.” If this mechanism is stopped, Quirks are erased. Eraserhead’s Quirk temporarily halts this mechanism, but the Quirk-erasing drugs DAMAGES IT. 

The stronger the Quirk-enhancing drug is, the more damage it can do to the plus alpha mechanism. Tamaki was hit with a weaker Quirk-erasing drug, so his body mechanism was able to heal.

Overhaul creates these Quirk-erasing drugs using his daughter’s blood cells because her blood cells attack the plus alpha body mechanism. 

It’s horrifying to think about because Overhaul gets her blood by destroying parts of her body by using his dismantling Quirk before repairing the destroyed body part so that she doesn’t bleed to death. She wears bandages because Overhaul keeps destroying her arms to get her blood. 

The horrifying child abuse alone is enough to go save Eri. 

Furthermore, the Quirk-erasing drugs themselves are even more devastating. If the drugs’ production continues, Quirk-erasing drugs that permanently erases Quirks could be created. These drugs destroy the plus alpha mechanism and can permanently take the Quirks of countless heroes, causing society to lose countless heroes.

Because Overhaul is making these drugs using Eri, these Quirk-erasing drugs are spread to many different organizations. If this continues, a countless number of villains and thugs will have these drugs and take away the Quirks of many heroes and innocent individuals. 

Saving Eri isn’t only about stopping child abuse. It’s about stopping the production of Quirk-erasing drugs to save the lives of potentially millions of people. If heroes lose their Quirks, then society will go into shambles and the era of heroes will end. Saving Eri is worth risking the lives of heroes and using all available resources. 

The Quirk-erasing drugs are as devastating as the Quirk-enhancing drugs. 

The Quirk-enhancing drugs are pretty powerful. The one this thug uses is amazingly strong.

However, according to Fat Gum, the drug he uses is an inferior type from Asia. There are stronger Quirk-enhancing drugs from America that last two hours. Two hours is a long time to be overpowered. The ones from America possibly have stronger effects too. That’s SCARY to think about.

As Kirishima says, it’s important to keep these drugs off the street.

The drug we don’t know too much about is the Quirk-enhancing drug. There has to be negative side effects to using the drug. As Bakugou has said, a Quirk is a body mechanism. Quirks can’t use their powers without consequences. The power of the Quirk has to come from somewhere. 

Quirk-enhancing drugs remind me of anabolic steroids. Anabolic steroids make muscles and bones stronger. However, there are side effects. Anabolic steroids are hormones. Using them would cause the body to have an unnatural amount of hormones. As a result, anabolic steroids cause hormonal side effects. Hormones are chemical messagers that control various body mechanisms, such as hunger and sleep. Messing up with hormones can mess up all your body mechanisms, which is why steroids can give people heart attacks, high blood pressure, strokes, stomach irritation, ect.

The Quirk-enhancing drugs probably have a similar wide range of side effects. The drug probably works opposite from the Quirk-erasing drugs. Instead of inhibiting the plus alpha body mechanism, the drug enhances the plus alpha body mechanism. The side effects are probably determined by how the plus alpha mechanism is affected. It is a body mechanism, so there’s a good chance the Quirk-enhancing drug uses hormones, neurotransmitters, or other chemical messengers to affect the body mechanism. However, affecting one body mechanism affects others. The alpha body mechanism has to work with other body mechanisms in order for Quirks to work, and body mechanisms are all connected through the circulatory system, the nervous system, and other body systems.

Let’s use Momo as an example. Momo’s Quirk uses her fat cells.This means her plus alpha body mechanism works with her circulatory system and any other mechanism involved in fat usage. If the Quirk-enhancing drug hits her, her body alpha mechanism isn’t the only one affected. Her fat usage mechanism would also be affected since we know that her fat cells are used to create objects. Her fat cells could be affected in negative ways. She could lose too many fat cells, and then starve herself. Or, if her body senses her fat cells are being used too quickly, her body could eat away at her muscles for energy. Her heart in particular could also be affected because the heart is a muscle. Having her heart being eaten away could cause Momo to have a heart attack or other problems. Also, Momo having her fat and muscles being eaten away altogether could cause her body to shut down. Other body mechanisms could be affected since all body mechanisms are connected. The negative side effects are endless. Other Quirk users would suffer just as devastating side effects as Momo would.