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Nesta + Cassian “Shredded” Theory

I’m just going to put my thoughts down here about a possibility that will occur in ACOWAR. It’s been bugging me SO MUCH and if you all have any ideas about this please share! 

So in ACOMAF Feyre is describing to Cassian about how fiercely Nesta would protect those she loves. It seems as though the only person on that list of loved ones is Elain. Even Cassian remarks on it.

“She barely seems to care about anyone other than Elain.” (ACOMAF pg 559)

Obviously I think Nesta cares for Feyre as well in her own way. (Even if Feyre might not see it clearly.) Nesta has been willing to defend and fight for Feyre since ACOTAR when she was taken away by Tamlin. 

“Nesta snorted, her face grave and full of that long-simmering anger that she could never master. “He stole you away into the night, claiming some nonsense about the Treaty. And then everything went on as if it had never happened. It wasn’t right. None of it was right.”

My hands slackened at my sides. “You went after me,” I said. “You went after me—to Prythian.” (ACOTAR pg 264)

Fast forward to the release of ACOMAF in which we are introduced to Cassian. What struck me the most while reading was the use of the word “shredded” when Nesta and Cassian were brought up. The most notable and heart-wrenching case comes from when Cassian protected Azriel at the sacrifice of his wings.

“Cassian twisted, wings flaring wide as he shielded Azriel.
His wings—his wings—
Cassian’s scream as his wings shredded under talons of pure magic was the most horrific sound I’d ever heard.” (ACOMAF pg 602)

Then with Nesta it is stated that she too is willing to lay her life on the line for her loved ones.

“But the few she does care for … I think Nesta would shred the world apart for them. Shred herself apart for them.” (ACOMAF pg 559)

Now imagine this coming to play in ACOWAR. Since Cassian defended his “brother” Azriel then perhaps this means Nesta will rush in to protect her sister Feyre from a potential deadly attack. I say Feyre, because this would be a pivotal moment for Feyre, Rhysand and the others to realize that Nesta TRULY loves her youngest sister and would be willing to die for her like she would if it was Elain in her place.

I’m not saying that this is some sort of “redemption” tactic. I just think that the parallel between Cassian and Nesta toward their loved ones may foreshadow a major act of sacrifice on Nesta’s part. I EXTREMELY doubt this will result in Nesta’s death (’cause her and Cassian NEED their own book), but what if she is injured to the point that it spurs Cassian into action with a mating bond? 

He is more than likely going to be torn up about not keeping his promise to Nesta about protecting her and Elain after the Hybern incident. This may have him pushing Nesta away in the beginning of ACOWAR, because of his guilt. But once Nesta is severely harmed in battle defending her sister, this could be the catalyst that sparks Cassian’s fire to admit his bond to her. Or maybe she might confess to him if she believes it may be her dying moment???

Fire (Jin x Reader)

a collab with @taesthetes and @zephyoongist

Summary | Yoongi | Hoseok | Taehyung | Jimin | Jungkook | Namjoon (M)

Another side, another story.

angst, 3.3k, jin/reader, angel au


You take a deep breath and let go; the arrow flies through the air, aimed directly at the white wing that pokes out from the branches. It’s probably not the best place to shoot, but at least it’ll paralyze the bird so you can go in for a quick kill.

But then the bird yelps and then curses and tumbles out of the tree and you freeze because that’s probably not a bird. You hurry over to where the thing fell, and—

Yeah, definitely not a bird.

The angel glares at you; you offer an awkward smile in return.

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I want to touch lives.

I crave these fingerprints tattooed on souls scattered throughout this planet.

I don’t need credit,
I just wish to be the flutter in your chest – the tiny flapping of wings
That spark your change.

The inexplicable, overwhelming empowerment that flows over you
When standing up for yourself.

I want to be the gusts that begin the clearing of clouds;
The reason you catch a long overdue glimpse of sunlight.

I don’t wish to be the center of anything,
But I long to be a catalyst to the fire burning deep inside others.

I hope to plant the seeds that become redwood forests;
You possess the durability you seek,
I long to help you discover this truth.
—  2017: #127/365

What if Siegbert develops feelings for Shiro when he sees him fighting someone for a piece of chicken 

My First Kiss at the Public Execution - 6

PART 1 - PART 2PART 3 - PART 4 - PART 5 - PART 7 - PART 8 - PART 9

a/n: posting this earlier than like midnight cus im gon to see princess mononoke in the theaters tonight and im so fucking hyped i know if i dont do this now i’ll prolly forget for two days so enjoy!! tell me what you think!

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Warning: just a couple of frisky makout scenes, it’s setting up for next chapter with will be very fun to write

Eric X OFC // Divergent Trilogy

word count: 3,541

i wake alone
in a woman’s room i hardly know
i wake alone
and pretend that i am finally home

“Really?” Mae asked eyeing the two relatively small boxes that sat on the bare mattress, “That’s all?”

“Yeah I guess, it’s mostly clothes and gear,” I replied as I slung the black duffel bag over my shoulders then grabbing one case.

“You don’t even have a TV?” she questioned, lifting the last box and heading out the door.

“I never really wanted one,” I shrugged as I took one final look back at the small room I had resided in for the past few years since I’d left Amity for good. I didn’t feel much of anything as I let the door shut behind me. Most of the time I spent there was sleeping or getting dressed, my strongest memory was when I first saw it.

Once I passed initiation and was an official member of Dauntless, I was assigned to this space. We had to spend at least a year here before applying for an apartment, but I never bothered to move out. Until now, that is. Passively accepting what is given to you is very much an Amity trait. It’s more Dauntless to demand better, to take what you deserve.

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Elder Futhark - Rune Meanings

The Elder Futhark is the older form of the runic alphabets. It was used by Germanic tribes and its inscriptions are found on artifacts like amulets, tools, weapons, from the 2nd to 8th centuries.

It consists of 24 runes divided into three groups of eight, known as an ætt (singular of ættir), which are said to be ruled over by both a god and goddess. The first ætt is ruled over by Frey and Freyja, the deities of fertility. The second ætt is ruled over by Heimdall and the third and final ætt is ruled over by Tyr.

A Merkstave is when a rune appears to be ‘upside down’ or facing down. In some cases, like Gebo and Isaz, the rune is symmetrical, so it’s normally considered a merkstave when the rune lands facing down.

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^Not mine. This is someone else’s OC I found on google awhile back, and I’ve been trying to find the artist for such a long time because 

1) I don’t even know whose OC this is ya but I’m already in love with OC WHO ARE YOU 2) she’s exactly how I picture how Zutara’s secret lovechild would look like lmao and 3) It’s led me to expand this headcanon I’ve had for ages and this person’s OC just fueled it x1000.:

[also: when I saved this on my pc, the file was named “Senna.png”, which I know is Korra’s mom’s name, but regardless (and for our convenience) we’ll still call her Senna.]

The Hundred Year War is over, but considering the complexity of politics in the world of Avatar, I would imagine that tensions between the nations would be far from over. The world still doesn’t fully trust the Fire Nation. The Water Tribes need rebuilding. Many Earth Kingdom citizens still hold a grudge against the Fire Nation Royal Family. With this in mind, I’d like to think that Zuko and Katara did try to make it work somehow, but decided later on that it would be in everyone’s best interest if they didn’t.

Sometime later, they discover that Katara’s pregnant with Senna, and as much as it pained both her and Zuko, all hell was still breaking loose in the world, and except for those close to them, almost everyone was against Zuko and Katara’s union. They couldn’t keep the baby. Katara was very obviously pregnant, and in order to hush things down, she and Zuko would make up a cover story that they’d lost the baby. They would cry in silence for nights on end until the day finally came for Senna’s birth; while she was born a perfectly normal, healthy girl, Zuko and Katara arranged for a wealthy Fire Nation family to take her in in secret, and provide for her all needs. Katara would end up marrying Aang. Zuko would end up marrying Mai. Senna would grow up not knowing who her biological parents are– which never really bothered her– but she could always sense that she was different from all of the other Fire Nation kids. When she turns 5, she starts waterbending. Her adoptive parents tell her that no one else must find out (cus it’d obviously be Z&K’s and everyone would know), and Senna starts feeling trapped, having to surpress her bending.

Much like Zuko, when Senna grows into a teenager, she becomes aware of the war’s aftermath going on outside of her adoptive family’s little Fire Nation privilege bubble. She starts regularly sneaking out at night dressed up—maybe even as the Painted Lady, cus waterbending—helping the defenseless and feeding the hungry. When her adoptive parents ask her where she’d been the morning after, Senna would say she slept over at so-and-so’s house, and her parents would never suspect a thing.

Eventually Senna’s efforts to help everyone around her becomes one of the catalysts that helps the Fire Nation move forward. Sometime later, the Fire Lord and his friends request for her presence. She sees Zuko and Katara for the first time—how Zuko albeit stern and serious, is reduced to a complete cinnamon bun with his friends around (much like Senna herself), and how even as Katara was holding Aang’s hand, she would also steal quick glances at the Fire Lord, who would return the gesture to Katara with a sad smile. Senna’s brows furrow under her messy, sideswept bangs (that always covered one of her eyes, much like how Zuko’s scar covered his), and her own gray orbs never leave the space between Zuko and Katara. Senna doesn’t say anything, but from that moment on, she knows.

Wow ok tl;dr help me find the artist cus I love this OC so much i could probably write a freaking novel out of this haha sorry

geekhyena  asked:

bec-centigrade and I were chatting and they mentioned shipping zelda and ganondorf and I'm not sure how that works, and they said to ask you for more information because you explain it really well so I was wondering if you could help me out? ^_^ I haven't played Zelda in a while and I never got heavily into the mythos but bec says your meta is awesome!

aaaa! I’m very flattered! Let me try. 

Disclaimer: this is not everybody’s viewpoint. It is only my perspective. You may develop your own! I can’t :make” anybody ship anything or not. I can only explain (or attempt to explain) my feelings on the subject.

First of all: ZelGan/GanZel/Zelda x Ganondorf is what I consider a legacy ship. What does that mean? Well, they are two characters with many incarnations, forms, appearances, and canon relationships in different games. Even if they have one over-arching nemesis relationship (every Ganondorf, every Zelda) they are part of what I consider a legacy: infinite AUs with both of them in any circumstance. Sometimes Ganondorf is a King. Sometimes he’s a demon. Sometimes he’s in disgrace. Sometimes he’s even banished to another dimension. Sometimes Zelda is a queen. Sometimes she’s a princess. Sometimes she’s in hiding. Sometimes she’s rebelling against him. Sometimes she may even be working with him or using him. Both of them can be young. Both of them can be older. One can be young and one can be old. Both of them can even be dead together, or separately.

This means that they not only have an infinity of circumstances they could be in, and we’re not tied to just the canon game appearances (JUST TP Zelda and TP Ganondorf, for instance) for their relationship. It’s implied they’ll just keep meeting up somehow. Forever.

And because there’s an infinity of circumstances, there’s also an infinity of relationships. Do you like romance? Go for it, in any gender and sex au combination. Do you like platonic stuff? Coming together as enemies and becoming friends on an adventure is great! Do you like adult/kid parental relationships? We have a whole tag for little Zelda going on a culture exchange trip to the Gerudo Desert. Do you like hateshipping/rivalmance? Angry make outs ahoy. There are just so many possible iterations because they’re destined to at least come in contact with one another in every instance they both exist.

Second of all: they are characters that are peers. Ganondorf is the eternal legacy of an ancient evil, and before we knew that, we assumed he was the first ancient evil. Zelda is the heiress to the power of the heavens, and before we knew that, we assumed she was the origin of said power. While Link certainly can be included with them, he exists more to keep a balance between them. They’re the real forces opposed over Hyrule. But even in battle, there’s a likeness, a solidarity between them that renders them both quite alone compared to other mortals.

Zelda often is born into privilege, is the Princess of Destiny. Ganondorf is the opposite: he was born a pariah leader and aspires with ambition to have what she has. Zelda is the symbolic essence of Hyrule, and when she vanishes, Hyrule is thrown into chaos. Ganondorf covets Hyrule in all ways, and above all marks her, NOT Link, as both a threat and as the greatest opposition to him.

Zelda is a Princess, in what is presumed to be a patriarchal-style monarchy. If it wasn’t, her father would not be the one Ganondorf has to eliminate to get to her. Ganondorf is a King, yet there are no other men among his people to empower and he is checked by his background of ill repute. They are bound by different chains and cannot break their own, but if they allied, they could free each other.

They are both figures of immense magic and lore. Not only are they both highly important, they are both framed to understand that importance. Both presumably are highly intelligent, if not highly educated, and more than capable of playing a long game or scheming against each other… a trait that belies that people of similar ability often attract each other because they have much to discuss.

They foil each other in stereotype. Then they destroy those stereotypes. The image of the great beastlike man, especially a darker man, is often cast as a threat to a smaller, paler, idealized girl. But Ganondorf and Zelda defy that racism. He fears her, she is the only thing he fears. She is the source of what can kill him, she is poison to him that he must covet because she represents all he has ever wanted in this world, Hyrule, all that keeps him coming back over and over again. He can’t destroy her. He can’t control her. He must keep her behind glass, glass she’s already figured out how to escape even when she’s asleep before he even begins, if he is to survive. Even if she must use her Hero as her hands where she cannot go, he has never triumphed over her in the end.

In turn, he represents defiance and change. He represents an end to the stagnation of her kingdom, through violent upheaval, or through clever subterfuge. She may hold all of the cards but he has the power to undo all she has, to keep her in check, to change things where with her they’d run the same forever. He is exciting, the catalyst, the destroyer, the fire that can clear the world of what little holds her down. He is what ends, and then begins everything.

This is not to say Link is unimportant. he’s the third aspect that prevents them from fighting forever– he equalizes and stabilizes them, and when one (in the games, Ganondorf, in fanon, anybody) becomes too dangerous, he appears to remove them for a while. 

But out of the trinity, this is why one might pick this duality in particular. Ganondorf and Zelda are peers, set up to not only push each other to new heights, but also to have a kinship and a symbiotic relationship with each other even when they are mortal enemies. Without one, the other has little to do, and waits until the next life to rise up or be challenged. Who is to say that in every lifetime, they begin or end as bitter enemies? There’s quite a lot more two people can do, after all.

anonymous asked:

Physics question: how can jet fuel melt steel? How in the hell can molten steel on the bottom of the twin fucking towers appear... what about building fucking 7 which was left out of the commissions report? Did you do any research whatsoever ? I mean what about the architects and engineers who came forward risking their fucking reputations... did you see the documentary that they did.... they didn't seem like illuminati conspiracy lunatics....

Physics question: how can jet fuel melt steel? 

You realise that steel beams don’t have to melt into a puddle for an enormously heavy building that an airplane just flew into to collapse, right? They just need to get weakened by, I dont know, burning jet fuel and an airplane hitting them? Here, have a quote:

Jet fuel burns at 800° to 1500°F, not hot enough to melt steel (2750°F). However, experts agree that for the towers to collapse, their steel frames didn’t need to melt, they just had to lose some of their structural strength—and that required exposure to much less heat. “I have never seen melted steel in a building fire,” says retired New York deputy fire chief Vincent Dunn, author of The Collapse Of Burning Buildings: A Guide To Fireground Safety. “But I’ve seen a lot of twisted, warped, bent and sagging steel. What happens is that the steel tries to expand at both ends, but when it can no longer expand, it sags and the surrounding concrete cracks.”“Steel loses about 50 percent of its strength at 1100°F,” notes senior engineer Farid Alfawak-hiri of the American Institute of Steel Construction. “And at 1800° it is probably at less than 10 percent.” NIST also believes that a great deal of the spray-on fireproofing insulation was likely knocked off the steel beams that were in the path of the crashing jets, leaving the metal more vulnerable to the heat. But jet fuel wasn’t the only thing burning, notes Forman Williams, a professor of engineering at the University of California, San Diego, and one of seven structural engineers and fire experts that PM consulted. He says that while the jet fuel was the catalyst for the WTC fires, the resulting inferno was intensified by the combustible material inside the buildings, including rugs, curtains, furniture and paper. NIST reports that pockets of fire hit 1832°F.[link]

- How in the hell can molten steel on the bottom of the twin fucking towers appear… 

I had to look this one up, and it basically comes down to one guy saying he saw molten steel in the basement and no actual proof? There’s some other people that are second-hand sources that mention it in passing, or use it interchangeably with molten metal. There’s some pictures of glowing metal pieces found but you know, glowing means it’s hot, and being a piece means it’s not melted? Have another quote: 

There is no documented evidence of the presence of actually-melted steel at ground zero. The molten material noted in the 9/11 Commission report was “slag,” not a molten metal. Most of the reports of “molten steel” found at ground zero were merely references to obviously red-hot solid steel. Even if they actually found “molten” metal, aluminum (which the planes were made out of) melts well under the temperature of jet fuel.[link]

- what about building fucking 7 which was left out of the commissions report?

Building 7 had two enormous skyscrapers collapse right next to it and was damaged because of it. If it was left out of the commision report I presume it is because the commission report is this: “The 9/11 Commission Report, formally named Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, is the official report of the events leading up to the September 11, 2001 attacks.” It’s not a report at all on everything that was damaged in the attacks. This was the job of the various National Institute of Standards and Technology reports, and they have a very extensive report on how building 7 collapsed right [here].

- I mean what about the architects and engineers who came forward risking their fucking reputations… 

I’m assuming they lost their reputations because they’re idiots. What about the many more architects and engineers that go “Uh, you do remember that an airliner flew into the building, right? Buildings aren’t really expected to handle that very well”?

- Did you see the documentary that they did…. they didn’t seem like illuminati conspiracy lunatics…. 

Are you talking about loose change? Because if so: Yes, they did seem like conspiracy lunatics.

- Did you do any research whatsoever ?

I did some quick research now because people like you annoy me very much.

But what convinced me before the research I did was the lack of evidence and the weakness of your claims, the type of people that support these theories and how wildly conspiracy theorists flail around. If you guys had just stuck to something like “The CIA knew about the hijacking and let it happen!” you might have triggered my bullshit alarm a little bit less (I still would have been very skeptical of course), but conspiracy theorists never know when to stop. Like it’s not enough to claim that the government had something to do with it, but then they also claim it was actually explosives, and then they claim the pentagon wasn’t hit by a plane but by a rocket, et cetera. See also the fact that you were on anon earlier implying that the Sandy Hook shooting, the Charlie Hebdo attack and Boston bombing were hoaxes. 

It’s funny that this whole exchange started because I said the only people who talk about Zionism outside of the context of the Israel/Palestine conflict are conspiracy nuts and anti-semites and you tried to prove me wrong by incoherently throwing semi-literate questions about 9/11 at me.

This brand of bullshit has a very particular smell.

Anyway, sorry followers for the wall of text, I just get really annoyed by these conspiracy theorists, and I need to respond to them sometimes because otherwise the Lizard People will stop paying me to make gifs.

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Concept Art of The Iron Bull - With One Arm

This. This. 
I think I may may an AU for Amputee!Bull because… he’s just so, so important. You don’t understand how impactful such a thing would have been, not only to his Character Development, his relationship with the Qun, and his relationship with others…. but because of how important it would have been to what he means for so many people. 

Already, Bull is a multi-faceted, self-standing, successful example of a woefully underrepresented portion of the population. He is “Other” in so many ways, he is flawed and insufficient in so many ways. But Bull is also so much more than the elements that make him up, than his history and his people. He is one of the greatest examples of taking perceived shortcomings and making them into strengths, making them into a catalyst of fire that forges you into a better person. 

Can you see, how great it would have been to incorporate the loss of a physical asset, like a hand, into that dynamic mix? Can you see how much it might have meant to those who struggle with their own physical limitations, or even mental limitations, how important it is to show that there really is NO SUCH THING as being Handicapped? Bull is who he chooses to be, Always. No matter what Cost. 

And so are we. That’s just… it’s important. 

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10 Best Bamon Moments in 2014, as voted by my followers

↳ #8 Bonnie comes back to save Damon + Bamon team work against Kai.

Simmering embers
glowing inside her underbelly
desperately waiting for a touch
to set the wildfires free.
   
Devouring flames
violently flare out of his mouth
desperately trying to consume
the body that sustains him.
   
As mountains erupt
and gushing rivers flow free,
the world stands still
in awe
while the moon
transfuses with
the sun.
—  Combustible, by M.A. Tempels © 2015
To Recall, a Tony/Ziva fic.

note: Because Mary-Kate said so. (and Allison, too.)
ffn link: (x)
summary: “We… we got married? You and me?” She sees the lack of recognition in his eyes. He doesn’t know who she is. ; Tony gets shot, and can’t remember a thing.

“Your husband’s only under a mild sedation, ma'am, he should wake up in a few hours time. You can go home and we’ll call you if he wakes, or I can arrange for a cot to be brought into his room if you’d prefer to stay with him.”

The nurse is chipper, Ziva notes. A controlled grin, blonde hair in a high, swishing ponytail, eyes a little too happy. Unintentionally obnoxious.
She wonders when Tony began narrating her thoughts.

“Neither, thank you. I will stay with him but I will not require sleep.”

“Um,” the nurse begins, clearly a little confused, but she doesn’t finish her thought. “That’s fine too. Just press the button if you need anything, I’m here all night.”
She walks off with that smile again, and Ziva resists the urge to roll her eyes, instead focusing on her partner. Despite the presumable ache he must be feeling, he looks peaceful. There’s a tiny curl to his lips and his breaths are even, and not too fast. If it weren’t for the large bandage on his shoulder he’d look almost fine.

His hand twitches a little and catches her attention, and she reaches out. An IV’s pressing into his skin, so she runs her forefinger along his wrist instead, nudging her own hand under the IV cable as gently as she can.
“Oh, Tony. You always have to be the hero.”

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Burn This City - an Olicity Mob AU

Author’s Note: I really fought against writing this. And I definitely fought against it being a multichapter. But it begged to be written and it turned into a monster. So it will now be a small multichapter with lots of violence, sex and drama. Enjoy. Obviously it is inspired the amazing flash forward scene from 4x10. This first chapter is a set up for lots of things to come. (also, if any artistic folks wanna make a cover for this story, I’d be so totally grateful!)

Burn This City - Chapter One: Understood (Ao3)

She watched as he stood at the foot of the grave, displays of flowers surrounding him. The flowers were a mockery - a bright point in the sadness of her loss and the loss of the entire outfit. Her mother had been bright and bubbly, but tough as nails and cruel when necessity dictated. The flowers were a true mockery on her memory.

He began to stride toward the limo, his muscled body shrouded in the black suit. She always felt he looked best in a suit, but he constantly disagreed. He was the only one she allowed to disagree with her; anyone else would mean potential revolt. He opened the door on the opposite side of the limo and slid in, shutting the door after him. She listened as he let out a breath - a long held in sigh.

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anonymous asked:

Could you do a really sad angsty bechloe, where Chloe get frustrated with Beca for some serious reason, and Beca tries and fails multiple times to fix it, but just can't get it right, until she finally breaks, and goes missing somewhere, feeling as though she failed Chloe, and Chloe finds her, and they make up somehow?

The hardest part was that she knew exactly what she was doing wrong. 

The moment would build itself up, climbing up to this inevitable precipice when Chloe would look at her with wide, expecting eyes lined in hope, and then she would bend down and break it apart, crushing the moment into pieces while Chloe tried to hide her disappointment with a sad smile and a quick glance away. 

The hardest part was that she knew exactly what she was doing wrong, and there was something in her that was keeping her from fixing it. 

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