1. changeable in color:
    versicolor skies.

2. of various colors; parti-colored:
    a versicolor flower arrangement.

Versicolor comes from the Latin roots vers meaning “to turn” and color. It entered English in the 1620s.

“The versicolor glow of the Algeron Effect, just a few hundred thousand kilometers from the space station, angled through the viewing port and stippled the far wall.”
- David R. George III, Serpents Among the Ruins

anonymous asked:

Rhaegar Targaryen abducted Lyanna Stark to have a third dragon, a Visenya in order to fullfill a ancient prochecy. If he had won the war, what will his reaction be if he found out that lyanna gave birth to a boy?

I honestly don’t believe that theory to be true. It’s not a quick and easy way to prove this theory false like A + J = C + J, but it relies on too many unbacked assumptions, and has a few snags in it (why name the eldest Rhaenys instead of Visenya, just to start) that stand in the way that leads me to believe that Rhaegar was trying to repeat the Conquest Trio. You only need three heads; the gender doesn’t matter, Maester Aemon proves it:

What fools we were, who thought ourselves so wise! The error crept in from the translation. Dragons are neither male nor female, Barth saw the truth of that, but now one and now the other, as changeable as flame. The language misled us all for a thousand years 

Thanks for the question, Anon.

SomethingLikeALawyer, Hand of the King



A frame is not the only way to encase an artwork for display. More artists are experimenting with plastic resins or glass to create their pieces. The resin preserves the work, more so than a wooden frame would do. The results are often similar to prehistoric sap with various objects from leaves to bugs, found within them.

If it wasn’t for plastic resin, some of artist Peter Alexander’s works would not even exist, as his piece “Cloud Box” (1966) consisted of “introducing water vapor to the liquid resin during the casting process” which created the cloud within. The artist was actually able to ‘catch’ a cloud, or technically, create a cloud and trap it forever, thanks to the resin.

Another artist who tampers with their resin to create unique pieces is Michal Macku, who in 1989 began working with ‘gellage’, his own invention of combining collage elements and gelatin. Working with gelatin prints, the artist is able to reshape his photographs, “changing their relationships and endowing them with new meanings during the transfer”. He then combines this process with state-of-the-art technology to great his large scale glass gellages, which trap his images in a 3D setting, rather than flat like a photograph.

Roni Horn’s “Well and Truly” (2009-2010) plays with illusion, where the work at first seems like a container holding water, but inspecting the piece reveals the work’s true medium; a solid cylinder of glass. The artist emanates the characteristic of water, its changeability, by allowing air to come into contact with the top of the glass as it sets in its mold, creating a smooth gloss. The artist undermines “all certainty about [the piece’s] solid or liquid nature” changing the physical experience of the viewer.

Changing physical materiality is also present in Kirsten Baskett’s pieces, such as “Autonoma”. Baskett etches delicate images onto fine Japanese kozo paper, later encasing them in clear resin, and the once “fragile paper becomes indestructible and untouchable”. The artist sees her pieces as frozen in time, permanently available to view, but never to experience the true materiality of the object captured within.

-Anna Paluch

aries rising: matchstick heart coloured in black and white. as young as the morning with creative vision ingresses into the future
taurus rising: slow to love and sprout as daisies over the winter. but from a pure venus heart. affection is enduring. five key senses
gemini rising: as bright and cheerful as the sun, as changeable as the moon, as mischievous as mercury, as curious as pluto, as logical as saturn, as hilarious as jupiter
cancer rising: a cardinal inferno snowflake blowing in the winter winds, a warming embrace, a channel into pure creative essence, they peel the tapestry of life to reveal true beauty
leo rising: eyes and heart are wide open, sensitive, and ready to be touched, cherished, and adored. mango swirls of naked sunshine, every corner is an alter, every star is a spotlight
virgo rising: sacred geometry joins every scar and freckle like constellations of maths and magic. the mercury lamp, swift and sweet, humble and modest
libra rising: wind blows through a dandelion, planting flowers in peoples hearts like strawberries and cream splendour, writing lyrics in every crevice 
scorpio rising: a gemstone carved in the underworld sparkling with esoteric wisdom and longings. a bound presence, like being tightly wrapped in infinity. she will blow the particles of your body away until the soul shrieks nakedly
sagittarius rising: an ocean bathe, a mountain wind, a universe kiss, thread lovingly with woven laughter, glow, jupiter philosophy, and fortune cards
capricorn rising: resplendent and quaint, a wavelength of ambition and inspiration, earth bound architect, a celestial CEO with the heart of an old soul
aquarius rising: an electric blue dance, losing yourself in the sway of held hands and psychedelic beats, time traveling light years away to reunite you with your existence on many dimensions
pisces rising: tear stoked and a heart coloured in idealism and spiritual worship, wind chimes of delicate soul paint and a vessel back to heaven


The Shadow Side

Aries: Wrath, Impulsivity, destruction, Selfishness

Taurus: Greed, Possessiveness, Gluttony, Stubbornness

Gemini: Trickster, Gossip, Mischief, Manipulative

Cancer: Instability, Defensiveness, Rage, Suspicion

Leo: Egoism, Pride, Theatrics, Superiority

Virgo: Obsessions, Compulsions, Perfectionism, Critical

Libra: Judgement, Vanity, Heart Breaker, Easily Lead

Scorpio: Obsession, Paranoia, Vengefulness, Jealously

Sagittarius: Hot Hotheadedness, Superiority, Recklessness, Irresponsibility

Capricorn: Tunnel vision, cynicism, Pessimism, Closed Off

Aquarius: Chaotic, Anarchic, Detached, Superiority

Pisces: Deceptive, Manipulative, Changeable, Masochistic

  • Temperament:Thinking
  • Mood:Their moods are so hard to analyse because they are so unpredictable. What sets of a response in Aquarius one day; may not worry them the next. Although detached by nature, Aquarius still have changeable emotions and racing thoughts which can take introspection to attenuate. It can take months for anger or agitation to build up in the Aquarian
  • Works From:Left Brain
  • Compulsions:Their compulsion to remain detached - despite the scenario. If emotions start to become heavy, Aquarians quickly dismiss these feelings and cannot stand to sit with uncomfortable emotions. Their need to intellectualize can impair relationships.
  • Signs of Distress:Uneasy, harder to 'reach'; as if they are far away. Silence, isolation, detachment, even though they try to appear happy. Distractible
  • Signs of Rage:Violent and volatile outbursts (verbal, physical - such as kicking in a door) then complete dissociation and amnesia, rapid thoughts, hyperactivity, confusion with interpreting the emotions
  • Signs of Nerves:Talkativeness, rapid speech, over thinking, restlessness, insomnia, confusion; Aquarians will feel anxious or nervous yet have little insight into why they feel this way or what is causing it, their minds and emotional responses are not connected, back pain
  • Signs of Happiness:Talkativeness, humour and entertainment, curiosity, ability to sit with uncomfortable emotions, less fixed and more malleable in own beliefs, increased insights and mind innovations, appropriate sleeping pattern, affectionate, creative
  • Fear:Eventually they will just drift entirely away from everybody. That one day they will be unable to decipher what is rational and not. A true sense of isolation
  • Cherry.
Negative Emotional Reactions

Predominantly Moon Sign Related:

Aries: Irrationality, volatility, Impulsivity  

Taurus: Over Indulgence, Temper, Grudges

Gemini: Sharp Words, Snap decisions, Changeability 

Cancer: melancholy, seeks attachment, Becomes more sensitive

Leo: Melodrama, Temper tantrums, Loss of control

Virgo: Compulsions, anxiety, May become more vocal

Libra: Loneliness, becomes anti-social, feelings of rejection

Scorpio: Wrath, becomes Vengeful, Isolation

Sagittarius: Hurtful Humor, boldness, Confrontational

Capricorn: Remains relatively stable, internalized resentment, silence

Aquarius: Battle of minds, detachment, Want to prove superiority

Pisces: escapism, helplessness, they may feel taken advantage of

will they forgive you?
  • Aries:Kinda. It depends on your definition of “forgiveness.” If you wrong an Aries, they’ll get raging mad, then they’ll forget, then later when they’re reminded of it, they’ll get mad again…and the cycle continues.
  • Taurus:No way. Once you have truly wronged a Taurus, there’s not a chance in hell you’ll be forgiven. Out of all the signs, Taurus is most likely to take a grudge to their grave, and there’s nothing you can do about it.
  • Gemini:Yes, but there’s no way of knowing how, why, or when. Gemini is so changeable that they may forgive you immediately, or they might want to talk for hours about the situation, or you might simply have to make them laugh.
  • Cancer):Yes. Cancers are so empathetic that if you can appeal to the emotional side of the situation and connect with them on a deeper level, they’ll be more than willing to forgive you.
  • Leo:Maybe. It really depends on who you are. Leos are loving, positive, and deeply loyal, so if you’re close to them, you’re likely to be forgiven for pretty much anything (but not without a lot of work).
  • Virgo:Mostly. A Virgo will forgive you, but they won’t let you forget. Because their minds are so active and analytical, they can’t help but bring up the situation whenever the slightest thing reminds them of it.
  • Libra:Absolutely. A Libra genuinely wants to forgive everyone to keep the peace, so just give them a reason–any reason–and they’ll be happy to move on.
  • Scorpio:Good luck. In the best case scenario, you’ll be able to prove to them that you’ve done enough emotional work to deserve another chance; worst case scenario, they will use the betrayal against you and actively ruin your life.
  • Sagittarius:Possibly. If being a forgiving person is part of a Sagittarian’s ideal self-image, they will make it happen, but they can also easily get stuck in their stubborn, “know it all” ways, so it’s kind of a toss-up.
  • Capricorn:No. A Capricorn will never truly forgive you, but they might pretend to for awhile if they want or need something from you.
  • Aquarius:Eventually, because forgiveness is the right thing to do. It might take some time, but if you can present sound and logical reasoning to convince them why you should be forgiven, it will help expedite the process.
  • Pisces:Yes. Pisceans don’t like to hold on to unnecessary burdens, and grudges would weigh them down. They will forgive you, but give them time and space to process it and come to the decision on their own.
Mercury Signs

Mercury is the planet of thought and communication, the mind and our cerebral qualities. It is known as fast moving, a trickster and for being witty.

Mercury in Aries- Infuses Mercury with a bold and brash communication style bordering on authoritative. Often makes thinking go through black and white categories, yet is also known for their childlike imagination. Thoughts erupt like missiles. Can have racing thoughts.

Mercury in Taurus- Slows Mercury down, makes it methodical, efficient and attached to their own point of view. Can also infuse it with poetry and creativity in the way they think. Can lead to anxious or cyclic thinking. Memories last a lifetime here, and they can be retrospective.

Mercury in Gemini- Mercury rules Gemini, often emphasising the Mercurial traits with this placement, therefore Mercury is witty, fast paced and changeable here. May like wordplay and puzzles. Will find their curiosity peaked by many differing subjects.

Mercury in Cancer- Capable of wonderful emotional intelligence and can be talented with both creativity and more traditionally logical based subjects like finance for example. Their mind work like a mood board, changing thought patterns depending on what is in their field of experience.

Mercury in Leo- Bold thought patterns and often takes pride on their sense of belief and self. Likely communicates with style and authority, but also has a very justice orientated mind, where fairness is put to the front and center. 

Mercury in Virgo- Mercury also rules Virgo, making them adept to detail orientated thoughts that can be perfectionistic. They are often good with puzzles, can flourish in fields of science, yet their attention to detail can also lead to wonderful creativity. Anxious thoughts are a possibility. 

Mercury in Libra- Mercury has the ability to unite two opposing ideas in Libra, where the pros and cons of everything are weighed carefully. They may have interests to do with society and people as a whole, psychology, sociology, but are also likely fond of “pleasing” and harmony inducing arts.

Mercury in Scorpio- Infuses Mercury with a detective quality, diving deep into taboos, secrets and subjects that many would shy away from. They can have obsessive thoughts and can often intuitively know the intent of the people around them. Can be immensely passionate about their interests.

Mercury in Sagittarius- Has a mind like a flying carpet, soaring to great heights when it comes to asking questions of the universe. Science, philosophy, the social sciences could all be potential interests, and when they gain knowledge, they are unlikely to shy way from sharing it. Each thought can feel like a jewel.

Mercury in Capricorn- Makes Mercury methodical, practical and efficient, moving like cogs and wheels. When they set their sites on something, they effectively plan ahead to achieve their goals. They like to ground the often flighty Mercury, although an interest in the written word and language is not uncommon.

Mercury in Aquarius- Mercury is inventive, innovative and forward thinking in Aquarius, where old thought patterns and systems will likely be rejected. They can have bouts of chaotic and eccentric thinking, where even in the middle of the night they are up thinking about the weird and wonderful subjects of the world. Will receive lighting bolts of insight.

Mercury in Pisces- Thoughts aren’t structured and separate here, but can all blend into one like a vague wash of colour. They are more likely to doodle their dreams on their maths book than do sums, but are capable of the most wonderful abstract and imaginative thinking, often leading to a different sort of intelligence.