creators of our world

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Not much is known about the creators of our world. Were they humans given the tree of life by the Gods, were they the Gods themselves, or maybe something not quite we can begin to fathom.

The youngest three each found their calling quickly. 

The first one was given the gift of creating magnificent things from death itself, drawing magic from blood. It is believed by many he may have been channeling the Blood God themselves at times.
The second turned to the Sun, and was said to be a deity who the Star itself has given birth to. He channeled the powerful rays of the life star in to energy to give power and warmth to us all.
The third wandered without a calling for some time, until nature beckoned him. Soon, he discovered that his talent lied in the mystical art of Botanica, with which he created wonders we can’t even begin to comprehend.

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Here it is, a thing I’ve worked on for a while, what I like to call the Gods and Monsters AU.

I was going to wait until I had the Gents finished, but unfortunately, life happened and they were on standby for quite a while, and I don’t want these bad boys to wait any longer.

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On Jeffandrew, the Light of Creation, and the Hunger

So I was wondering why Griffin included the scene with Jeffandrew in the finale, since it seemed a little bit out of the blue at the time.

As far as I can tell, it seems like it was meant to a. assure listeners that the planes consumed by the Hunger would be restored eventually, but more importantly to b. explain the origins of the Light of Creation.

What we originally knew about the LoC is that it desired to be used, and that even though its thrall could do some pretty gnarly stuff, civilizations could also use it to make incredible advancements and do incredible things. Now, we know that it was originally the tool of Jeffandrew and the other beings that created the world of the Adventure Zone. People have theorized that Jeffandrew and the builder beings are meant to represent the writers/creators of our world (largely because Griffin uses his own voice for them), which would make the LoC, essentially, creativity.

This brings us to the Hunger. The Hunger represents “dissatisfaction”, as described by John, but it also represents things like the belief that life is suffering, and that fate is cruel. It pursues the Light of Creation in order to consume it.

I think the real world parallel to the Hunger would be negativity. Obviously, the real world can kind of suck. The Hunger chasing down “creativity” and consuming it might represent the disheartening current events and the hopelessness that many people currently feel gradually affecting creativity, resulting in more and more dark and gritty stories where there are fewer happy endings and a lot more “realism”.

This is why I think Jeffandrew’s inclusion in the finale, as well as Griffin ending the campaign in the way that he did, is important. Jeffandrew congratulates the THB and Lucretia on overcoming their difficult journey and defeating the Hunger, which essentially amounts to a creator being thankful that what they’ve created has been able to alleviate some of the negatives in the world. I know that a lot of us, myself included, have found a safe place in this podcast that makes the world seem a little less intimidating. So I guess this is also sort of Griffin telling all of us that he’s glad they made us happier.

The fact that Griffin ends the campaign with happy endings for everyone? I think that’s also really important. Seeing these characters that we’ve all fallen in love with end up happy is a good reminder that, even though life can suck sometimes, happy endings are never completely out of reach. Merle has a line in part 2 of the Stolen Century that I love: “It means there is a happy ending if we get to it”.

I think it fits neatly into the unflinchingly hopeful message of The Adventure Zone. And even if this ends up just being me blowing smoke out of my ass, I really really want to thank Griffin, Justin, Travis, and Clint for creating something that is so unafraid of being happy.

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galaxianlover  asked:

Hey, Yugo. I've been wondering. What would happened if you suddenly got thrown to Epictale. How would Epic react if he suddenly met with his OWN creator!?!? - What if all of us creator got thrown to our own world that we have created from the original Undertale by Toby Fox!?!?!?! ... Ugh, my brain. =~=)*

If I was in epictale….


I would definitely hug those goat family…


Idek I just like hugging fluffy things

Dats why i have a huge fluffy toy bunny
Hugging it so tight until I fall asleep

anonymous asked:

{AskIllusionFox} Well~! I heard from a Murkrow that you seem to have a relationship of a sort with an Arceus. Care to elaborate? - Aku

“RAISED ME IN THE OTHER REALM UNTIL I WAS READY TO ASSUME MY DUTY IN THIS WORLD.” 

“OUR RELATIONSHIP IS… THAT OF CREATOR AND CREATED. I SIMPLY DO AS I WAS MADE FOR, WITH RESPECT FOR THE ALL MAKER.”

This is the endgame, brought about by an eternal bargain.

But some bargains are made to be broken.

The one who made such a bargain, the infernal Kil’jaeden, fancies himself a great many things.

A deceiver.

A liar.

A manipulator of mortal… and immortal.

He speaks of knowing all, of seeing the end laid out by the master from beyond, the champion with no pantheon, visions wracked with machinations from the void, burning worlds, and galaxies twisted around dead stars.

Some bargains, eternal or not, are made to be broken.

A deceiver is a destroyer.

Kingdoms were quashed beneath a crimson and green onslaught.

Kings fell upon cracked sands and poisoned wounds.

But you, those who have arrived at the end of all things, won’t receive the same luxury of losing your life on your home with feet firm.

You’ll fall in a twisted place, watching a planet long past salvation rise high.

Argus.

To betray a world?

For all that the Legion has done to Azeroth, what you see now is perhaps the most wicked of works wrought by the betrayer, the deceiver, the manipulator, the liar.

Welcome to the end of all things.

Now look upon the mightiest of works (of destruction, of desolation)…

And despair.

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7.01 Hyperion Heights Press Release

HENRY MILLS EMBARKS ON A NEW JOURNEY WHERE ADVENTURE AWAITS AND DANGER LOOMS, ON THE SEASON PREMIERE OF ABC’S ‘ONCE UPON A TIME’

“Hyperion Heights” – As “Once Upon a Time” returns to ABC for its seventh season, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6 (8:00–9:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network, the residents of the enchanted forest face their greatest challenge yet, as the Evil Queen, Captain Hook and Rumpelstiltskin join forces with a grown-up Henry Mills and his daughter Lucy on an epic quest to bring hope to their world and ours. Creators Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz (“Lost,” “Tron: Legacy”) invite you to take part in the journey as new fairy tale characters and old search for true love, find adventure and take sides in the ongoing struggle of good against evil.

In the season premiere episode, Henry leaves Storybrooke in search of his own story. Years later in another realm, he encounters a troubled Cinderella, changing the trajectory of his quest forever. When Cinderella’s evil step-mother, Lady Tremaine, poses a threat, Henry discovers that following his heart will require him to make more difficult choices than he ever could have imagined. Years later, a young Lucy finds a disillusioned Henry at his home in Seattle, determined to make him remember his true self in order to defeat the curse afflicting the fairytale characters of “Hyperion Heights.”

“Once Upon a Time” stars Lana Parrilla as Regina/Roni, Robert Carlyle as Rumplestiltskin, Colin O’Donoghue as Hook/Rogers, Andrew J. West as Henry Mills, Gabrielle Anwar as Lady Tremaine/Victoria Belfrey, Dania Ramirez as Cinderella/Jacinda and Alison Fernandez as Lucy.

Guest starring are Jared S. Gilmore as Young Henry, Mekia Cox as Sabine/Tiana, Rose Reynolds as Alice, Adelaide Kane as Drizella/Ivy, Daniel Jeffrey as Carl, Liam Hall as The Prince, Jillian Fargey as The Fairy Godmother and Darcy Laurie as Louie.

Season 7 Press Release

“ONCE UPON A TIME” (Fridays from 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET)

As “Once Upon a Time” returns to ABC for its seventh season, the residents of the enchanted forest face their greatest challenge yet as the Evil Queen, Captain Hook and Rumpelstiltskin join forces with a grown-up Henry Mills and his daughter, Lucy, on an epic quest to bring hope to their world and ours. Creators Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz (“Lost,” “Tron: Legacy”) invite you to take part in the journey as new fairy tale characters and old search for true love, find adventure and take sides in the ongoing struggle of good against evil.

“Once Upon a Time” stars Lana Parrilla as Regina/Roni, Robert Carlyle as Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold, Colin O’Donoghue as Hook/Rogers, Andrew J. West as Henry Mills, Gabrielle Anwar as Lady Tremaine/Victoria Belfrey, Dania Ramirez as Cinderella/Jacinda, Alison Fernandez as Lucy, and Mekia Cox as Tiana/Sabine.

Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz are creators and executive producers. Steve Pearlman and David H. Goodman are also executive producers. The series is produced by ABC Studios.

anonymous asked:

Is the FF7 remake now making the Compilation non-canon?? My friend gave me these news and I don't know if it's genuine information.

(continues:) My friend hates this possibility. She loves Crisis Core, and having that become non-canon brings several concerns.

Thank you for your question! 

A quick google search earned me no confirmation of this statement. But as a writer of FF7 fanfic writer/Sephiroth-roleplayer/Leiden university student of literature, I shall do my best to give you and educated and conclusive answer instead.

TL;DR: It’s unavoidable, and will have far-reaching implications for fandom community, but it will be OK and below’s why.

What is canon?
This definition of canon from here is what I will be using in this post: 

Canon - a term borrowed from the Catholic Church, meaning ‘established truth’.  The definition of ‘canon’ is a bit vague, but is usually understood to mean the body of works upon which a fandom is based, and any information contained therein.  This is sometimes extended to include information in guidebooks, interviews, and other such sources.  Also used to refer to information from different versions of a story: for example, the school uniforms in Harry Potter ‘book-canon’ are different from those in ‘movie-canon’. 

It is a way for the creators to indicate “this is the set of in-game truths and rules we are working with.” It’s a way to keep the rules that govern the world consistent. In Final Fantasy VII, one can either regard just the OG (original game) as canon, or the entire compilation as canon.

What happens if canon is made invalid?
   This happened to the StarWars fandom. Around the first 6 films were novels, lego, books, fanarts, and fanfictions. This franchise is incredibly interesting because it does not make canon top-down (from the creators to the plebs), but also accepts work from fans (bottom-up). 

An example: anyone could write a StarWars book, as long as they stuck so guidelines set by the official creators and had it checked for approval.
Anyone could be a stormtrooper, as long as you used the exact right plastic moulds and sent pictures of the finished product to the official people who approved it. (My first boyfriend did this for his cosplay.)

Anyway, the novels continued the storyline after film six (I believe all the main characters had children). But when LucasFilms and Disney embarked on making the 7th film, they decided to throw all that worldbuilding (universe-building) away. Why did they throw it away? Because for legal reasons authors cannot read fan-fictions and this post explains why (link)
    In short: if the script writers of film 7 were to base film 7 on an any canon work, a fan could claim “I wrote a fanfic about exactly this” and face huge legal charges. Even/Especially a franchise that has a very agreeable bottom-up treatment of canon and fandom culture, has to watch out. Rey from film 7 is a completely new character, with her own timeline.

THUS THERE IS A BIG CHANCE THE CANON OF THE COMPILATION OF FINAL FANTASY 7 WILL BE DECLARED INVALID.

In the past, how has FF7 fandom dealt with canon vs new canon?
A long time ago, the Original Game (OG) was the ‘mothership’. Sephiroth was portrayed as evil. To give him any sign of niceness in fanfiction was considered out-of-character and greatly discouraged.
Then FFVII Cisis Core came out, and certain fans rioted against the game’s portrayal of a kind, awkward Sephiroth.

For the Final Fantasy VII Remake to be identical to the Original Game with updated graphics would be impossible. Such a game would not sell. There will be changes in the game mechanics, dynamics, aesthetics, and narrative to make the game contemporary. I feel two ways about those changes: frightened and joyous.

How does it relate to online FF7 fandom communities?
Now our 'canon’ 'mothership’ is the Compilation of Final Fantasy VII. Our current fandom community is built around what we have learnt of the compilation. Because FF7 is so big, it’s impossible to know everything about the story and characters and mechanics. People specialise, and draw on each other’s experience. 

My area of specialisation is Sephiroth, with in-depth knowledge of his scenes in Advent Children Complete, Crisis Core, Before Crisis, Kingdom Hearts, and Original Game. I’m still learning about his Dissidia, Ehrgeitz, and other versions. This knowledge of this character and interpretation of this character gives me social merit in roleplay communities. It’s said if you put 1000 hours of work into learning something, you are an expert. I’ve been writing Sephiroth on and off since I was 14. I’m 26 now. In my niche, I am an expert. Fans ask me questions about Sephiroth because they trust me to provide a plausible answer that conflicts least with canon.

But if/when the Compilation of Final Fantasy VII will be declared invalid, social status based on the no-longer-canon Compilation will be rendered useless. This means that when I make a statement on Remake-Sephiroth, all my arguments based on experience of (years!) of development of my Sephiroth will be useless. Scary.

This will upset the social structures of the communities. Experts are no longer expert. With the release of the first episode/chapter of the Remake, new fans and old fans start learning at the same time about the 'new’ canon. They will have the same chance to become expert. The one fan who will put in enough hours, will get most social status, will be crowned expert. 

Old groups of friends may stick together. New groups will form. New sub-communities rise. Some fans will riot against new information, as they did insisting that Crisis Core Sephiroth couldn’t be kind/awkward/friendly. More about attitudes and a ‘desired attitude’ later.

How can FF7 fans and roleplayers negotiate with old canon and new canon to find a position which they are comfortable with?
The use of the word headcanon will go through a shift. 'Headcanon’ will no longer be a combination of traits/habits one puts on the character like a sticker (my trademark headcanon is that my Sephiroth puts his hair in a braid/my belief that Sephiroth follows the Jenova Omega Theory). Instead, the word 'headcanon’ will return to its old meaning: “In my head, this set of rules is canon.” The word 'headcanon’ will then refer to a set of metaphysical choices on how the FF7 world and characters function as a framework.

My friend @askcrv2 solved this question ingeniously. I’m taking a detour into the Vocaloid fandom: she writes a singing android robot. With robots, there are new versions every few years. The voice bank is updated. New songs. New merchandise… - and thus new canons. Nowadays version 4 is common. She writes version 2. She had her robot hide in a warehouse to avoid the garbage pile. This way, she can both stick to her old canons, but also in the new versions, her old version is still valid. Her robot complements new canon. Compliments to the writer!

The Compilation of Final Fantasy VII is fun, and I love it.It is not perfect. There are glaring inconsistencies. These plot holes could be changed in the Remake. But it’s not wrong to love the Final Fantasy VII from 1997 and style your preferences to that version.

IF/WHEN it’s made invalid… How do we as fans continue?
When the Original Game and/or the Compilation as a whole be declared invalid, it will hurt. I will have to renegotiate my attitude towards Sephiroth as a character, and to the story as a whole, and find back my position in a new community. 

This game has kept me captivated for many years, so I have high hopes for the future product. I expect that the managers/teams/designers of the company have improved with 20 years more of experience. The Remake is being re-made from scratch. I have respect for the game team’s hard work and sacrifices. I imagine that every change in the  ’new canon’ will be a thoroughly-debated decision. The promotional video (link) of the Remake reveals the attitude the game-makers would like to see in the fans:

The reunion at hand may bring joy, it may bring fear, but let us embrace whatever it brings. For they are coming back. 

And that’s best of all. After 20 years, FF7 will be coming back. It’s not the fandom’s job anymore to re-create the world. The original creators will tell our favourite story back to us, and we can sit back… until we start making new fanworks!

Let’s embrace whatever it brings. 

Let’s make fantastic fanworks, and build warm communities.

The canon of the Compilation of Final Fantasy 7 will never be a forgotten memory. The Compilation will live on, inside us. I hope this post sufficiently answers your question. Tell your friend not to worry. <3

– rp-Sephiroth.

Friends!

I’ll be working on that master post for #SupercorpWeek2k17 over the next few days. Please, please, please, if I missed one of your posts, message me a link so I can give it an individual post and add it to the master list. Also, I’m sorry if I missed anyone. Searching through the tags turned out to be a bit more cumbersome that I had anticipated (stupid Tumblr… grumble).


Also, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU to everyone who participated. 

To our wonderful creators: thank you for giving us new worlds to enter into with these amazing characters. I laughed and cried and loved every word and gif set and drawing that I saw. I know that you brightened so many people’s days with the love and effort you put into your work. 

To our wonderful followers: your re-blogs, likes, and comments were so appreciated!!! Thank you for screaming in the tags and comments and letting everyone know how much you loved their work. It means more than you could possibly imagine. 


Keep an eye out for a closing survey where you’ll be able to leave feedback and how I can make this a better experience next time as well as when we want to do this again.


Much love!

I hope you will find a way to draw yourself close to our Creator, beloved. There is no point in living this world when we are not living for Him. We cannot be in this world alone, we are not born alone, God is always with us. Remember that in times that we need someone to hold on to, we can never just trust the rope, we should always trust the one on the other end HOLDING THE ROPE.
—  Ray Jean Jakosalem
ItaGer Omegaverse: Alpha!Feli, Omega!Ludwig

-Ludwig would feel really insecure about being an Omega. Like, it wouldn’t be a constant sort of issue, but everytime he walks up to his brother’s Alpha friends (Gil is an alpha) or any sort of alphas in general, it’s just torture for him. It’s the same with Omegas, too. They’re all afraid of him, and that upsets him more than he would like to admit
-Feliciano would be an oddball alpha. He doesn’t fit into the typical alpha stereotype of being a big, muscular fighting machine, but unlike Ludwig, he embraces it. He paints. He sings. He lets the younger omegas weave flowers into his hair, and returns the favor without asking. He’s the confidant, cheerful, sort of guy that tries his best to disprove all the stereotypes, and is generally adored by everyone around him as the kid who will never really fit in but is adorable nonetheless.
-Ludwig would be the type to keep his head straight for a long time after he went into heat; he wouldn’t allow himself to succumb to his hormones until he absoloutly couldn’t take it any longer. Despite this, he’s often extremely embarresed by his heats, and would hide away for a very, very long time afterwards (he does busywork during this time period)
-Feliciano used to be in medical school, but had to quit because he’d faint at the sight of blood. He still helps with the nursing office, though-mostly with helping omegas who went into unexpected heat. His scent provides the moral support an omega craves during heat, but he doesn’t trigger them to breed the way other alphas do. He knows exactly what to say to keep their minds off their heat, and is currently caught between being an art student and an omega researcher
-Ludwig doesn’t take shit from no alpha, and is a teacher’s pet because of it. He’s got the leadership skills of an alpha, but avoids starting serious fights, a quality which is absent in pretty much every alpha on the planet
-Feli is terrified of American Football. God knows why. He is an excellent swimmer and sprinter though, even though these are typically viewed as omega sports
-Feliciano loves and deeply respects omegas, partially because his grandfather taught him that it is an alpha’s job to make sure that omegas are safe and happy, another because he just thinks that they’re cute. His favorite quote from his grandfather is “Respect omegas, Grandson, they are the creators of our world. Without them, we are nothing.” He quotes this to Ludwig every chance he gets.
-Ludwig’s strength is partially Gilbert’s doing. Gil never saw any reason why being an omega should drag his brother down, so he encouraged Ludwig to pursue whatever he wished after Ludwig presented as an omega. Ludwig is eternally greatfull for this
-Feliciano and Ludwig have the same science class, but never really interacted much until the middle of the year. Ludwig bumped into Feli on accident one morning (he had a cold), and knocked both the alpha and his books sprawling. After Feli calmed down from his panic attack, they finally introduced themselves properly
-Ludwig went into heat later that period. He wasn’t able to discern the warning signs until it was too late because of his cold, and was embaressed almost to the breaking point
-Feli walked him out, and was able to calm him down by distracting him with science questions. Ludwig’s exasperation at his incompitence kept his head clear until they made it to the heat room, though he did note that Feliciano’s voice was rather passive for an alpha, and did not trigger him the way he thought he would. This, of course, did not last for long
-Feliciano brought him his schoolwork during the low points of his heat. He was very respectful of Ludwig, leaving him little notes like “Get well soon!” and little doodles to keep his spirits up. Gilbert later told him that Feli kept a cloth soaked in alchohol over his mouth and nose when he visited to keep himself from getting overwhelmed by Ludwig’s heat scent, and snickered knowingly when Ludwig started to fret over health concerns
-His first day back, Feli was the first person and only student to come over to him and chirp a “Hello, good morning, are you feeling better?” They fell to talking again, and became fast friends
-Several months after they became friends, Ludwig started to develop feelings for Feliciano. A few awkward stumbles later, and Feli caught on-much courting and chaos ensures (Feli’s got basic flirting down, but the rest…eh, not so much. Granted, walking up to your potential lover-to-be with a bunch of random sparkly things you found lying around IS a pretty good idea…unless one of those shiny things just happen to be a condom wrapper. Then they might get the wrong idea.)
-Gilbert supports their relationship, and openly teases Ludwig that it’s “about time”. This is unusual for an alpha sibling, but Gil and Feli are bros. Gil knows Feli would treat Ludwig way better than most alphas. Plus, Feli already knows Gil would kick his ass if anything happened to his brüderlein (hope I got that German right oh gosh)
-Both Feli and Ludwig courted each other. This isn’t typical of an omega, so Ludwig was nervous at first, but Feli was delighted. He thought that the way Ludwig would blush everytime he stumbled his way through a compliment was utterly adorable
-When Ludwig finally allowed Feliciano inside his room (ifyaknowwhatIMEEEAAANN), Feli abolished all his nerves instantly. How? When he saw Ludwig’s nest, he let out a gasp of joy and jumped right in because “Holy cow this is sooo cool! Look how asymetrical it is!”
-They spent the next hours just hanging out talking. Ludwig grew nervous because he could sense his heat just around the corner; Feli kept him calm because he kept talking to him in a low, soothing voice, mixed in with periods of random derpieness. Basically, they just lounged around doing schoolwork, with Feli making sure to give his omega lots of kisses and cuddles everytime Ludwig’s scent grew thick with fear (remember, I’m not making him an insecure feminine figure or anything, he’s just really super uncomfortable with personal stuff. Heats are kinda really super personal.)
-When preheat finally hit, Ludwig tried to leave the nest to cram in as much schoolwork as possible before actual heat struck. It was Feli who tugged him back, and turned the remaining time into a lot of cuddles and slow kissing and whispers of sweet nothings. By the time actual heat hit, they were already calm and hyped up for whatever was ahead of them
-Feli somehow managed to hold Ludwig’s hand during the entire heat, waited to bond mark him until the heat was nearing an end. He didn’t want to bond Ludwig unless his omega gave him full consent, with a clear, untroubled mind
-After the heat, Feli’s posessive side began to set in. He started to hang around Ludwig waaaayy more than neccessary, checking to make sure that Ludwig smelled ‘claimed’. He didn’t initiate any fights, but he has a creepy 'heard you’ve been talking shit’ sort of vibe going on around other alphas, so people respect him. Mostly.
-Feli’s ultimate display of 'my mate, my omega, no touchie’ is to climb Ludwig like a tree. Apparently, not many people can see Ludwig’s bond mark from so high up (cause holy SHIT luddy is one tall motherfucker), so he compensates by perching on Ludwig’s shoulders and and shooting little triumphant looks to whoever they pass. He also makes sure he gives off a powerful possesive scent, because some poor lost souls like Antonio just can’t distinguish passive-agressive smiles from friendly grins
-Despite this, Feli is still pretty weak and jumpy. He depends on Ludwig’s strength and fighting prowess to keep him safe, and loves to tell Ludwig that “I’d be a goner if it weren’t for my big, handsome omega!”
-Ludwig is on the wrestler’s team, and Feli LOVES IT. He loves being able to boast that his mate is a super-strong pro fighter, even though people give him weird looks because of it
-Lovino is afraid of Ludwig. Feli thinks it’s hilarious (he sees Luddy as a big teddy bear outside of school); Ludwig is partially relieved that the other Vargas brother treats him like another alpha, and partially confused by Romano and his little quirks in general. Feliciano, for the most part, keeps the calm, though he WILL fight his brother if the other alpha dares to talk shit about HIS omega
-Lovino is courting Antonio. Antonio is courting Lovino. Why? Because both of them are alphas, and both are alphas who don’t really give a shit about that minor detail. Much chaos ensues
-Feli and Luddy don’t really want children, but they wouldn’t mind if it happened. They’re bonded, and they’re happy. Nothing else matters more to them.