I’m seriously in love with the children you guys have made for them! They’re so cute and I love them! AND I WANTED TO ADD ANOTHER ONE SOMEONE MADE BUT I LOST THE NOTIFICATION WITH THE CHILD and now I’m sad :c
Thanks for making such cute and smoll characters UvU <3
Do you know why bookworms find it so difficult to pick their favourite book? It’s because we find little pieces of ourselves scattered throughout so many of the stories we read. Combine the stories and you figure out the person. One person isn’t just one story. It’s all of them.
What if the Hybrid wasn’t one person, but two?
A dangerous combination of a passionate and powerful Time Lord and a young woman so very similar to him. One wonders what the pair of you will get up to next.
“when connie is president what will that make me? first boy?”
honestly I think that might be my favorite (non-singing) line in all of steven universe because it makes my imagine the craziest/best presidential term in U.S. history.
“Mr. Universe, many republicans are claiming that your birth certificate was faked and that you are an illegal alien. What would you say to these allegations?”
“Well definitely not illegal, but I am an alien.”
“you were born outside of the country?”
“no, I was born here”
“then how are you an alien?”
“I mean a literal alien, from outer space. My mother and guardians are all aliens.”
“I’m sorry, what?”
“Well I’m half alien anyway. I thought we made that clear from early on in the campaign?”
(conspiracy theorists have a field day)
“Madam President, why is your husband carrying a huge crystal disc out onto the white house lawn?”
“oh, that’s a warp pad, It lets Gems travel around”
“Isn’t that a security issue?”
“Well only gems can use it, and the only gems on the planet right now are friendly”
(the secret service has their work cut out for them)
and then theres other things- like the time the president and her husband combined into one person at a state dinner. Or how the president is ridiculously badass with a sword. Or how the fist gentleman has five (or possibly six?) adoptive mothers. Or that time the president, her husband, and an insane eldritch monstrosity defended Washington DC from an alien spaceship. (approval ratings skyrocketed)
what I’m saying is: Take some time to imagine the shenanigans President Maheswaran would get up too. It will not disappoint.
Person A likes chess.
Person B likes hide and seek.
So they come up with a game that combines the two.
One day Person C comes over unexpectedly and sees a table with a game of chess on it by a bell.
Suddenly A comes charging into the room and quickly moves a chess piece, then slams on the bell and runs away.
A minute later B stalks up to the chess board and moves a piece, then tings the bell and walks away looking for A.
None of them notice C until B captures A’s king and starts slamming on the bell screaming “CHECKMATE! I GOT YOUR KING- Oh. C’S HERE!”
Whouffaldi meme: [3/3] quotes - Ashildr: What if the Hybrid wasn’t one person, but two? A dangerous combination of a passionate and powerful Time Lord and a young woman so very similar to him.
Companions who are willing to push each other to extremes. (09x12 Hell Bent)
“How many Gems are you now?” “Six! Maybe more … if we meet the right Gem.”
In the episode “Off Colors,” Fluorite makes it clear she’s a relationship of SIX Gems and is open to more. I was joking around trying to think of what her fusion dance would look like if she added another Gem to this relationship, thinking it would be kind of adorable seeing one smaller Gem dancing to fuse with this huge amalgam. But then I wondered about a few things and I collected enough Thinky Thoughts to ramble for a bit.
For a long time before “Super Watermelon Island,” we fans were curious about Alexandrite’s fusion dance. We knew Garnet, as a Fusion herself, prefers to form Fusions with others when she’s already in her Fusion state–as in, she certainly doesn’t split up first to dance with the others one on one when she wants to form Sugilite or Sardonyx.
We figured hey, maybe it’s easier to synchronize two Gems rather than trying to synchronize three at the same time, and therefore maybe Alexandrite was formed with Pearl and Amethyst fusing into Opal first before dancing with Garnet.
In “Super Watermelon Island,” we see that’s not so.
Which is not to say that Opal and Garnet COULDN’T decide to fuse that way, but they didn’t in this case. And we can see that if they’re prepared to do it, a three-way synchronization can work without previously synchronizing the components into Fusions.
Fusions can fuse with individuals. With TWO individuals. And individual Gems can of course make Fusions. So basically, it’s free-for-all mix-n-match however the Gems involved are comfortable doing it.
And I got to wondering what that means for the Fusions themselves. Fusions are relationships. So theoretically, Fusions are the relationships of the component Gems with each other, even in more complicated Fusions like Alexandrite. But essentially, Alexandrite seems like she is the relationship of Amethyst and Pearl with Garnet, not so much the relationship of Amethyst and Pearl and Ruby and Sapphire. If they were to all four fuse in a single fusion dance, they would still make Alexandrite, but Pearl and Amethyst probably don’t HAVE much of a relationship with Ruby or with Sapphire individually. When Pearl first met Garnet in any meaningful way, she was already fused.
So when Pearl makes Sardonyx with Garnet, that relationship is by definition Ruby, Sapphire, and Pearl’s relationship, but practically speaking, it’s a relationship between Pearl and Garnet. Because her relationship with Ruby and Sapphire is nearly always in the context of them as their relationship. As Garnet.
That may seem like a weird point to press on, but stay with me here.
Garnet probably doesn’t have much of a relationship with Opal as an individual. She has individual relationships with Pearl and with Amethyst, and together their group is Alexandrite. They’re a four-Gem Fusion, but personality-wise, Alexandrite represents Garnet, Pearl, and Amethyst together far more than she represents Ruby, Sapphire, Pearl, and Amethyst together. When they start to fight internally, you certainly hear Garnet’s voice coming out, not the voices of Ruby or Sapphire. (And maybe, aside from the potential spoiler-related reasons, that’s why Alexandrite makes more sense with six arms instead of eight.)
Rebecca Sugar has repeatedly said in interviews that Fusions ARE relationships (though they also obviously have their own opinions that can be in contradiction with their components’ opinions, like Sugilite, and can “feel like one being” like Garnet said in “Keeping It Together”). And she’s also said Fusions are an interesting opportunity to explore who people are TOGETHER–the way humans can be together in a relationship and it changes who they are, how they think, how they function as a unit even though they can never be as much of a single entity as a Fusion is. This has me thinking about Fluorite.
She’s an established six-Gem relationship. I don’t know how they came to the conclusion that they wanted to live together, but Rhodonite’s question “how many Gems are you now?” suggests she’s been adding them steadily–that it wasn’t all at once. Very much like Amethyst and Pearl having a relationship with GARNET far more than with Ruby and/or Sapphire individually, I imagine that Fluorite’s additional Gems beyond the first ones–including potential future additions–would develop a relationship with the Fusion, not so much with her components. They may not even KNOW much about who they are individually because the relationship is that significant. That the relationship changes them so much.
I mean, you’ve probably met people who are in relationships and have been part of that unit since a very long time before you met them. They’ve grown into each other, become comfortable with each other, and developed a collective “we” identity that connects to their family, their living situation, their thresholds of intimacy, their interests–everything. You would have no way to know the individuals in that relationship how they would be if they didn’t have it–just like it’s hard to imagine who someone might be if they weren’t an artist, or weren’t a mother, or weren’t chronically ill, or weren’t the gender or sexuality they are. You can’t pluck one element out of them and then try to re-imagine them around the hole that leaves–not unless that element actually does disappear and they readjust their identity around it. I think our relationships can be like that too–that they affect our identity.
Humans’ relationships aren’t as literally transformative as a relationship that can literally become its own person, but our relationships essentially have lives of their own too. Garnet didn’t describe Fusion to Stevonnie as “an experience” for nothing. Most of us don’t “feel like one being” as part of a relationship, and there are some ways in which that can be unhealthy for us if we repress important parts of ourselves to become subsumed in something we wouldn’t like if we were fully conscious of what we were doing. But in general, it’s not a bad thing to have one’s relationship regarded as an important element of who they are. It’s certainly part of how the outside world thinks of them and treats them.
With someone like Fluorite, I think it would be super interesting to see how a single Gem has a relationship with an existing relationship and becomes a part of it. But even though I think Fluorite, and Garnet, and even in some ways Malachite, can be regarded and treated as individuals while fused–requiring those who have relationships with them to take them as a whole–you would also have to have at least some kind of relationship with that relationship’s members. You’d understand them as a package deal, but you might have different feelings about its members. Steven, for instance, loved Lapis and disliked Jasper, but understood Malachite as someone he needed to fight.
Now here’s the sad thing. Garnet states that she’ll “always exist in” Ruby and Sapphire, and that she embodies their love (even though they can still experience that love when they’re not fused, too). But I imagine that if Garnet were separated for a long time, Steven would miss her a lot. And I can imagine if one of Steven’s guardians decided to, say, form a new Fusion with Fluorite and stay that way, he would miss her too. You can’t have both the single Gem and the perma-Fusion in your life consistently.
Most of us have been there. “Losing” a person to a new relationship and nothing is ever the same with them again. They give themselves to the relationship, they go everywhere together, and you can’t invite one without them bringing the other(s). Sometimes, you probably miss that person and want them back. But when they’re part of the relationship, that’s part of who they are, and even when they’re not with their partner(s), they’re part of that relationship. Sometimes that can feel sad, especially if it means your special relationship with that person had to end, lessen, or significantly change.
Fusion relationships are very different from ours in a few obvious ways, but they’re not so fundamentally different that we can’t draw the parallels. Sometimes you wish the Fusion wasn’t there because you think the relationship is bad for those involved, like Malachite. If you’re Steven, you want your Lapis back and you want Jasper out of both of your lives. You might try to advise Lapis, you might try to protect her from Jasper, but she’s the one who has to decide what her relationship is. You can only hope she sees reason, or you could lose her in more ways than one.
With loving relationships, like Garnet, you want them to be together. Not necessarily because you like Garnet better than you like Ruby and Sapphire–it’s fun to see them now and then, sure!
But you know they prefer to be together, and that they experience anxiety and pain when they’re apart, and that they’ve chosen a life together where some of their individuality is given up for that closeness. You respect their decision and have a relationship with their relationship.
For humans, our relationships do not literally combine the traits of multiple people into one person that then has its own conscious will. The individuals in the relationship still function, while “the relationship” has no physical manifestation despite its influence being felt in the components. But it still changes the “color” of their lives together and brings the people involved close together to serve many shared goals, just like a Fusion.
So when a hypothetical new Gem does come along and establish a relationship with Fluorite, I think she would dance with her. Not with her components individually, but with her. We know Garnet as Ruby and Sapphire’s relationship–not as Ruby and Sapphire combined, but as the result of that combination. For a fused Gem, the Fusion is the new identity who can now make decisions and have experiences, even though they ARE an experience at the same time. It isn’t the same as individuals deciding to do the same thing. They made the decision to become the thing that decides on its own. And that Fusion, in the reality of their life together, can sometimes decide that’s no longer what they want to be. Or they can realize they’d rather be this than anything they were supposed to be and that they’d rather do this than anything they were supposed to do.
If a Gem has a relationship with a relationship, it’ll always be with the relationship first. The new relationship will need to be understood as coming into a shared, existing intimacy. Pearl and Amethyst don’t individually get consent from Ruby and from Sapphire when Garnet acts on their behalf to form Alexandrite. Garnet feels and acts differently from Ruby and Sapphire sometimes, and their choice to fuse into her has influenced the subsequent decisions they make as her.
They may or may not disagree with how Garnet acts sometimes–like, if you were to ask Sapphire or ask Ruby what they would have personally done when Garnet did something different, you might get some answers that are as different as Amethyst and Garnet’s answers would be from Sugilite’s. But within the context of the relationship, with the relationship actively existing, it has the power to influence how the individuals feel. They have a relationship, and then that relationship can feel and think in unprecedented ways–with some of them not being so good. Being in a relationship with an abusive person, for instance, can sometimes make the abused party accept treatment they wouldn’t outside the relationship, or might have thought they wouldn’t tolerate before the relationship was established. And sometimes it’s neutral, like what a married couple decides they want in a shared home is different from what kind of place each might buy individually.
But what’s important about this is that fusion of goals, opinions, and thoughts in human relationships isn’t necessarily a sad thing. It’s a natural thing. We all influence each other. Allowing yourself to be influenced does not mean the relationship has eclipsed your life, or that you’re in an unhealthy dependence, or that you’ve lost your individual will–you’re still part of what you’ve made together. And if you’re happy in your relationship, anyone who comes along afterwards needs to understand who it’s made you, and be accepting of it, and most of all, be willing to have a relationship with your relationship. Not just one of its parts.
Your draconic chart represents a lot of things. It’s karmic, spiritual and unconscious, pertaining to the soul and the soul’s desire, linked to destiny, fate and soulmates. Some think of the Draconic chart as the true purpose behind the soul’s intentions.
Draconic astrology is derived from the True Nodes of the moon. Instead of starting at 0 Aries at the Vernal Equinox, 0 Aries begins at the Moon’s North Node. If you were born with the North Node at 0 Aries, your Draconic and Natal charts would be identical. The Houses, and Planets in Houses remain the same, but the signs, degrees and degrees in the houses can change drastically.
Like the North Node, a Draconic chart will tell you about where you’re headed, if you choose to reach out, and like the South Node, it will tell you about where you have been, what’s comforting, familiar and secure. It’s said that as a child you were more your Draconic chart than Natal, as you were closer to your soul and true personality. It also has connections to reincarnation, the thought that your soul will carry it’s Draconic chart with it to each person it visits throughout your multiple lives. It can also explain attraction you cannot see in normal synastry and comparison.
A Draconic chart will represent deep values, belief patterns, individual purpose, meaning and clarity. It’s less characteristics and personality traits, and more higher ethics and the soul. Draconic placements indicate soul qualities and suggest the ideal the soul wants to attain in the world, as well as areas of growth, and who we subconsciously dream of becoming. The Moon of the Draconic chart is also said to represent your ‘true sign’ and the barest form of who you really are deep inside, whether you understand/know it or not.
Each sign still applies to it’s planetary meaning, but we view Draconic signs a little differently, turning their power inward and forwards. The Draconic chart is sensitive to transits and can be progressed, pertaining to life-changing events and encounters that we aren’t consciously aware of, such as someone accidentally being in touch with our Draconic inner qualities and guiding our lives. These events are thought of as ‘spiritual prompts’, guiding inner impulse to the surface.
The Draconic chart is best understood in comparison to the natal chart, as it interacts as two parts of your being; active and unconscious (Though Draconic astrology acts on a much deeper level than the subconscious persona chart characteristics of each planet)
Conjunction and Opposition aspects and where they fall when the two charts are compared are important. Through Draconic charts we can discover that those closest to us can be acutely aware of our soul’s purpose. (Amplifying the weight of advice coming from those closest to us. They may be more aware of what our soul and true selves need much more than we are consciously aware of.)
Some identify heavily with their Draconic aspects, while others don’t, showing us who is more in touch with their spiritual side and who isn’t. In the many layers of the Horoscope and personality, Draconic may represent the inner most layer, the one that shines through when everything else is peeled away.
The Draconic sun can tell you who exactly you want to be, and what traits and paths in life you wish you could follow. For example, my Draconic sun is in Cancer, and represents a lot of the emotional vulnerability, trust and security I deeply desire and wish I could apply to my life, but can’t as I’m not completely in touch with this side of my personality – rejecting it in fact, as guided by my natal chart.
The Draconic Moon is who you truly are. (as Draconic is based on the Moon’s True Nodes). You can call it your ‘soul sign.’ You may be a Sun Libra in your daily life, but your soul sign may be in Taurus, representing your soul’s true desire and true driving purpose. A more free spirited person who subconsciously strives for complete security.
The Draconic ascendant differs from the Natal Ascendant in that it represents our ‘intuitive identity’ rather than our ‘outward identity’. The Decan your Draconic Ascendant is in is important, as it can be heavily influenced by the sign next to it. Think of your Draconic ascendant as your ‘soul’s mask’.
The Draconic midheaven speaks of super consciousness, and the soul’s true quest, rather than our career paths and online persona, as the Midheaven is usually spoken of.
When you were born, you were your Draconic self. Your spiritual self, before the world and your Natal Chart shaped you to be who you are today. What you go through as a person decides how in touch you are with your Draconic chart, or how far you drift from it. Life may have stripped you of it, and made you fully your Natal self, or it may have driven you back to your soul’s spiritual values, and carved you into a more rounded person, in touch with your true self.
Both your Draconic and your Natal are truly you, as we are all a combination of things, layers upon layers and more than one person. A Draconic chart, especially in comparison with your Natal chart can help you find who you truly are.
Where do I find my Draconic chart?
Astro.com is the easiest place for this! Just go to the extended chart selection, and in the drop down menu you’ll find “Draconic” and “Draconic - Natal comparison”
I don’t get how some people just be one aesthetic, like, I’m a human being. Sometimes I’m super innocent and angelic and grossed out by sex and sometimes I’m super sexual. Sometimes I’m very positive and happy and sometimes I’m very depressed. Sometimes I’m really feminine and girly and sometimes I’m androgynous and I don’t give a fuck about your gender stereotypes. I’m interested in every kind of music (except screamo, never screamo).
I’m not a one dimensional person that you can categorize into a box and I’m tired of feeling bad about that. One day I’m this, one day I’m that and that’s the beauty of humanity, people.
One of the most beautiful and at the same time cruelest things in the world is falling in love with a fictional character.
Falling for their thoughts, for the way they talk and their deepest secrets which they only share with you.
Getting to know them better by each page, forming an idea of their facial expressions and making up conversations with them when no one is around.
And sometimes, you will spot someone on the street, with hair just like this character or a smile that reminds you of your daydreams and your heart will ache in the most hurtful way because you will never see all that characteristics combined in one person.
// maybe at another time, in another world…
Katara: Aαng, stop it. You know Toph did all she could. She
saved our lives. Sokka: Who’s going to save our lives now? We’ll never make it out
of here. Aαng: That’s all any of you guys care about: yourselves! You don’t
care whether Appa is okay or not! Katara: We’re all concerned, but we can’t afford to be fighting
now. Aαng: I’m going after Appa. Katara: Aαng, wait!
educated with all four nations in mind:
Iroh: It is important to draw wisdom from many different
places. If we take it from only one place, it becomes rigid and stale.
Understanding others, the other elements, and the other nations will help you
become whole. Zuko: All this four elements talk is sounding like Avatar stuff. Iroh: It is the combination of the four elements in one person that
makes the Avatar so powerful. But, it can make you more powerful too.
Rather than just one nation
valued above all others.
can we abandon hope? It’s all we have.
Aαng: I don’t know. The monks used to say that hope is a distraction. So
maybe we need to abandon it.
do they have all these poor people blocked off in one part of the city?
Aαng: This is why I never came here before. I always heard it was so
different from the way the monks taught us to live.
the monks used to say, sometimes the shadows of the past can be felt by the
monks used to say that revenge is like a two-headed rat-viper. While you watch
your enemy go down, you’re being poisoned yourself.
Yangchen, the monks always taught me that all life is sacred. Even the life of
the tiniest spider-fly caught in its own web.
Yangchen: Yes, all life is sacred.
Aαng: I know, I’m even a vegetarian. I’ve always tried to solve my
problems by being quick or clever, and I’ve only had to use violence for
necessary defense, and I’ve certainly never used it to take a life.
Yangchen: Avatar Aαng, I know that you are a gentle spirit, and the monks
have taught you well. But this isn’t about you, this is about the world.
Aαng: But the monks taught me that I had to detach myself from the world
so my spirit could be free.
understands his cultural values:
Zuko: War prisoners. It could be your Father. Sokka: I know. Zuko: Well, what should we do? Are we going ahead with the plan or are
we waiting another night? Sokka: I don’t know. Is it right for me to risk Suki’s freedom? All of
our freedom on the slim chance that my dad is gonna show up? Zuko: It’s your call, Sokka.
Instead of someone
Bato: Aαng, put
that down, it’s ceremonial and very fragile.
Someone who respects
Zuko: You can’t sacrifice an entire division like that!
Those soldiers love and defend our nation! How can you betray them?
Instead of someone
who sees all people who take life as evildoers …
Aαng: Katara, you sound like Jet.
… while ignoring his
own actions in war.
And someone who has
risked his life for the sake of his wife:
Instead of someone
who thought justice for Kya was the same as revenge:
And tried to push
forgiveness for a tragedy he was never involved with:
Or even asked about.
Someone who makes
restitution when he does the wrong thing:
Zuko: I’m sorry for what I did to you. It was an
accident. Fire can be dangerous and wild. So as a firebender, I need to be more
careful and control my bending so I don’t hurt people unintentionally.
Suki: A…actually, we met a long time ago. Zuko: We did? Suki: Yeah, you kind of burned down my village. Zuko: Oh. Sorry about that. Nice to see you again.
Katara: I was the first person to trust you, remember Back in
Ba Sing Se. And you turned around and betrayed me. Betrayed all of us. Zuko: What can I do to make it up to you?
Instead of someone
who doesn’t acknowledge it.
Toph: So how did it go with the Guru? Did you master the
Avatar State? Sokka: Aαng, are you ok? Aαng: I’m great. It went great with the Guru. I completely
mastered the Avatar State. Heh heh…heh. Yeah.
In the future, his
daughter will be treated like a partner:
Instead of an
Also, Hakoda would gain someone who meets the standard for a traditional Water Tribe husband–even if he’s not Water Tribe himself.
Someone who can
provide for his daughter:
Katara: Doesn’t it seem kinda weird that we’re hiding from the
Fire Lord in his own house? Zuko: I told you, my Father hasn’t come here since our family was
actually happy. And that was a long time ago. This is the last place anyone
would think to look for us.
Keep her warm:
Zuko: Are you cold? Ty Lee: I’m freezing. Zuko: I’ll make a fire.
And protect her:
Instead of someone
who expects Hakoda’s children to provide for him:
Aαng: Great, you’re back! What’s for dinner? Sokka: We’ve got a few options. First, round nuts and some kind of oval
shaped nuts, and some rock shaped nuts that… might just be rocks. Dig in!
Leaves her in the
And whom she protects
from the ills of the world:
Even to his own
And who would make sure Hakoda’s grandchildren would be by their father’s side:
Instead of forgotten by their father’s spiritual successors.
Bumi: Ugh. Phew. Excuse me, a little help here? Air Acolyte woman: Sorry, I thought you were the servants. Bumi: We’re Tenzin’s brother and sister. Air Acolyte woman: Avatar Aαng had other children? The world is filled with more airbenders? Kya: We’re not airbenders. Air Acolyte woman: Oh. I’m so sorry.
Why do you still believe? I can't deal with all the crap we are being fed. So I'm taking my life jacket (before they all go) and jumping off the lido deck, with my drink of course. Hopefully one day the games will stop, honesty will prevail and I'll be able to step back on the cruise. Take care you are truly a funny person x
It’s a combination of things, really. One, there’s a fine line between confidence and delusion, and I ride that shit like a bear on a unicycle. Two, I have years of practice picking apart celebrity gossip from fact. Four, I trust my eyeballs over my ears. Five, having a general understanding of how this shit works helps immensely when it comes to not falling for the fake tennis ball throw every time. Six, I’m not a gambler but I like my odds here because 95% of what I see points toward SC as the couple, and I’m not one to throw away my hand on a 5% chance. Seven, I fucked up the numbering and am too lazy to change it, which is a pretty good metaphor for how my mind works when it has already laid the groundwork for something and doesn’t feel compelled in any way to change it.
Warning: None. Fluff, romance and
fruit puns with Captain Dorito.
Word Count: 1500 (give of take a
A/n: Here’s a little bit of Steve
that I dusted off from my archives… x
The party was a little uncalled
for but Steve enjoyed the company. All his fellow Avengers were having a lively
time and relaxing. There was no gun fire and no danger save from the few
dangerous conversations with people who idolised Captain America.
Steve was talking to Sam when a
shoulder bumped into his own. A shoulder that was accompanied with fiery red
“Hey,” Natasha said
softly as she cut across Steve’s words.
“Nat.” Steve smiled and
the woman leaned in slightly so that only he and Sam could hear her.
“Listen, I forgot that (Y/n)’s
got a sensitive stomach to tequila and I think her drink got mixed up.”
She said apologetically.
“What?” Steve frowned,
his pleasant expression turning into one of worry.
“Where is she?” Sam
asked, hoping to help out. Natasha turned to him and shook her head.
“I don’t know. I lost her in
the crowd when Tony brought out the salsa dancers.” She confessed. “I’ve
been on the lookout but I can’t do it alone.”
Sam gestured behind his friend
with his head. “Why not get the Hawk-guy?”
Natasha sighed and sipped the
drink in her hand as she rolled her eyes. “He’s too invested in his air guitar –
oh crap,” she had turned to look over her shoulder just in time to Clint
sculling his drink, “He’s going to pass out before the night is over. Excuse
She headed off in the direction
of Clint which left Sam and Steve to take on this new mission.