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If I were to try and classify gijinka magic, in terms of origin point in cultures and such, I would pin my bets on Wind clans and Shadow clans as being the two cultures that really took the magic and developed it into something useful, and Wind dragons, generally being travelers by nature, would have brought and shared and spread the magic with them to other cultures.
Given the nature of nocturnes, I’d imagine the very first general shapeshifting magic was invented by them, or at least by the Shadow Flight in general. And it was originally developed as a trap, or an illusion. 100%, shadow-style gijinka magic is supposed to lure some sorry fuck into thinking they’ve found easy, squishy prey or some poor lost soul, and then all of a sudden, your tiny target is actually a 20 foot guardian, and you’re on treacherous ground. Alternatively, you make yourself small and flexible so that you can hide better, because who’s going to look for a ridgeback in a crevice not even wide enough to pass their shoulders?
The Wind strand of gijinka magic would have been looked at as an ‘equalizer’. Bring all people to roughly the same dimensions of size, and in theory, this would help disperse certain prejudices and arrogances. For example, I can see larger dragons like Ridgebacks and Imperials and Guardians more or less writing off smaller breeds like Spirals and Fae, on account of, well, I could squash them with my foot, how much do their opinions really matter? But when you’re all roughly at eye level, give or take, perhaps it’s easier to look at another dragon and go ‘oh right. That’s a person.’
I’d also imagine that ‘true’ gijinka-ing is the Shadow-Style method of doing things. No horns, no feathers, no wings, no real signs of what your actual breed is, you hide all of it. Meanwhile, Wind-Style method is more loose with its transformations. You allow the horns and the feathers and the so forth because the magic is less about hiding yourself and more about finding common ground with one another.
I love Rooker because he looks like a normal joe???? Like, I’d see him at 7/11, in a baseball cap and sunglasses and not bat an eye if I didn’t know it was Rooker. He’s just a SWEETIE??? He’s funny and kind, and has funny stories and would gladly kiss and hug every SINGLE person on the planet because he whole-heartedly believes everyone deserves a hug and kiss.
RFA + Saeran hcs on taking care of their and MC's child/ren?
I NEEDED THIS I HAVE SO MANY HC ABOUT THEIR KI D S.~Madre Mod
y’all daughter was pretty quiet
He panics whenever he leaves the room for one second because she doesn’t make a sound
prays that you come back home so you can watch her
Freaks out when she starts crying
Calls you to ask what he should do
“MC SHE CRYING I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO, WHAT DO I DO?”
“She either needs to be changed, hungry or tired. If that doesn’t work just talk to her.”
The baby wanted attention from her father
you didn’t think your husband could get any more cute
but when you came home and saw him and your bundle of joy sleeping together on the ground. You thought otherwise.
many pictures were taken
you swear your daughter is going to love her reflection like her father
“Zen I love you and our daughter but stop sending m selfies every two seconds.”
He’s pretty good with a child honestly
almost like when she starts crying he automatically knows what she wants
he tries to practice with her but he ends up cooing at her when she tries to sing to him
“MC MC SHE’S TRYING TO SING WITH ME!!”
“I know zen I’ve heard.”
He puts sunglasses and a big hat on her head when he has to go somewhere with him, she’s a celebrity too!
you both adopted twins! thank god they aren’t identical
Jaehee has everything down to the point when she takes care of them
tries to keep them on a good schedule
Jaehee please they are 1 year olds..
Best mother. Talk shit about her kids you get hit into the next century.
Very loving. When alone she will baby talk to them, and ask them questions about simple things.
Likes to keep you updated on things that the babies do
“Mc our kids are trying to form words!”
“RECORD IT FOR ME PLEASE”
fangirls over how cute they are
His pride and joy
he has no clue how to take care of his son
he actually calls you every few minutes to figure out what to do.
but he actually tries to do something before calling
“Mc I tried to calm him down with Elizabeth 3rd and a bottle but he won’t stop crying.”
“Maybe he wants to play with you! Take some of his toys and play with him in the living room. He likes the blocks the most.”
He tries to take pictures but we all know that he can’t
well, until he took one single perfect picture of his son sleeping with Elizabeth 3rd curled up at his head
that photo is copied and framed
When he found out you was having twin girls he flipped
yes the seven having twins thing is overdone but I can see a twin having twins is pretty possible
He makes them their own one of a kind toys that doesn’t fucking spit fire
He actually tries to teach them how to hack
it ends up with the girls bashing the keyboard while seven cries
He makes an effort to take care of them better than his bitch ass mother
He pokes their noses and watched them stick their tongue out at him
Those girls are a family meme
V(Not requested but I wanna add hiM)
He got the fucking surgery so he can see his son
He cried alot
“Jihyun are you ok? Do you want me to take him?”
“Mc i’m so happy that we have a handsome baby boy. I’m so happy that I can see our boy grow up and make us proud.”
Takes many pictures when left alone with him
He’s kinda a pushover kind of dad
He let’s the boy get away with stuff
so natural with this boy???
You can’t believe it????
He stares at his daughter a lot
that “Your going to be just like HER.” thing lingers in his mind a lot
very surprised that he now has a little person to take care of
touches her to see if he’s dreaming
he relies on you alot to help him since….you know
He’s good with protecting her from Saeyoung
You can see that he’s going to do the same thing when she gets old enough to date
Saeran likes to take hourly naps with her. He puts her next to him (on her back cause he learned that it’s not a good thing to let an infant lay on their stomach for long) and he lays next to her and falls into a peaceful sleep
you think it’s adorable while he’ll never admit to it
i went to a mass today and at the end of the mass, the priest said, we’re going to have so-and-so from the Catholic Lesbians group give us an update! so this woman came up in front of the huge Catholic congregation and talked about the Catholic Lesbians group, how they celebrate marriages and adoptions and hope they can get married in the church one day and that they support women called to the diaconate AND the priesthood and all this wonderful stuff. and the (Jesuit) priest just sat in his chair while she spoke and then thanked her and everyone clapped like this was just a normal thing and i was just sitting there with tears streaming down my face
Clearly I’ll do just about anything for a few minutes of cuddles and attention… including taking photos with flowers and weird hat things attached to me!
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I’m about 8 years old and may appear shy at first, but I LOVE attention. Seriously, all I need is a couple minutes of pets and attention and I’m ready to snuggle in with you! I also love butt scratches and am a pro head-butter and biscuit maker.
The people at the shelter are great but I could really use a foster or forever home soon. Just take a look at my adorable picnic and beach photos and try not to fall in love with me! Now call 267-385-3800 or email email@example.com so we can meet. If not, please reblog!
Transracial adoption first became a controversial issue in the early 1970s. A heated public debate occurred about the transmission of African American cultural identity to Black children adopted into White middle-class families. The central question in these debates was whether or not White parents were capable of teaching their children African American culture and history, and inculcating them with the skills necessary for Blacks to survive in the racially unequal United States. Concerns over the transmission of identity have shaped public opinion and social policies regarding racial matching between children and parents since the 1970s. Transracial adoption became a contentious public issue after the National Association of Black Social Workers (NABSW) released a position paper in 1972 stating their opposition to the practice, citing their concerns about racial identity and survival skills as the basis of their objections (NABSW 1972).
The Black social workers’ critique of the ways Black children were treated in the child welfare system was a contestation of state-sanctioned regulations determining which families African American children would become part of, and thus be socialized by. Their protests against transracial adoption were largely motivated by a concern for the futures of African American children and a desire to strengthen Black families, and were often politically grounded in Black nationalism. Policy changes reflecting these concerns gradually occurred at the state, county, and agency levels. While standards varied in different regions, in most areas of the country adoption agencies became committed to the goal of racial matching whenever possible. Many states drew up regulations governing how long agencies could spend searching for same-race placements.
Transracial adoption receded from public debate later in the 1970s, and received very little media attention until the early 1990s when it once again became the subject of fierce public discussion. While arguments against this practice continued to focus on racial identity, the political context of the 1990s had changed. Whereas in the earlier debate attention was focused on the importance of racial matching between children and parents, in the current political climate the debate has led to new federal policies promoting “color-blind” adoptions by prohibiting the consideration of race in the adoptive placement of a child. The public discourse concerning this issue goes beyond the specificity of transracial adoptees’ lives. Indeed, this policy dialogue has implications for political struggles over teenage pregnancy, “illegitimacy,” and welfare reform.
While the current public dialogue is explicitly concerned with issues of race, the linkage of transracial adoption with welfare reform, tax credits to adoptive parents, and the termination of (birth) parental rights reveals a more implicit agenda focusing on women. In fact, the 1996 law was explicitly designed to combat “illegitimacy” among welfare recipients. In a political context dominated by proponents of traditional “family values” as the solution to the supposed “breakdown of the family,” celebrations of adoption as a panacea to the “epidemic of illegitimacy” among “underclass” women and the misfortune of infertility among primarily middle-class heterosexual couples must be viewed critically. This political dialogue sounds disturbingly similar to early-twentieth-century eugenic prescriptions for strengthening the White race by limiting the reproductive capacities of “undesirables”— namely, Black women, immigrant women, “imbeciles,” and “immoral” women. In the shifting political alliances and commitments of the 1990s and beyond, adoption has become a curious battleground on which the social meanings of race and identity, gender and family, work and poverty, culture and nation are being constructed, contested, and enforced.
Sandra Patton, Birthmarks: Transracial Adoption in Contemporary America (2000).
Nicole Richie was adopted by Lionel Richie when she was nine
years old. Her biological parents toured with Lionel and that’s when he
noticed that Nicole wasn’t being treated right.
Nicole’s biological father Peter Michael Escovedo,
was a band member of Lionel Richie’s band, and is a percussionist and
musical director. Nicole’s biological mother, Karen Moss, is said to have been a
backstage assistant of the band.
Nicole still keeps in contact with her biological mother.