“Night gathers, and now my watch begins. It shall not end until my death. I shall take no wife, hold no lands, father no children. I shall wear no crowns and win no glory. I shall live and die at my post. I am the sword in the darkness. I am the watcher on the walls. I am the fire that burns against the cold, the light that brings the dawn, the horn that wakes the sleepers, the shield that guards the realms of men. I pledge my life and honor to the Night’s Watch, for this night and all the nights to come.”
aries ~ seeks opportunities to learn new things, sparks like a firecracker when information and thought is generated, spins at the speed of light, reactive and childlike, magical, overactive, self directed and lively
leo ~ the lights of every star flash in vivid firelight, thoughts are painted into reality in vivid, vibrant, creative expression, thoughts are loud, dominating, the mind is a crowning glory, glowing when amongst creative expedition
sagittarius ~ the universe is enlarged through a kaleidoscope of symbolic glow, seeks to apply philosophy to experience as the pot of gold at the bottom of every intellectual rainbow is found
And they twisted together a crown of thorns and put it on His head. They put a staff in His right hand and knelt down before Him to mock Him, saying, “Hail, King of the Jews! Matthew 27:29 He was indeed the King of the Jews, in fact He is the King of the universe. He gave up the crown of glory to wear a crown of thorns. He did it just for you, for me, that one day we could wear the crown of life. What kind of love would wear a crown that bleeds and scars to win my heart? The Author of life died that we might live. He rose again that we might live with Him for forever and ever.
there is the ‘push pull’ in scorpio, an inertia met with a storm. there is the very reposed scorpio. emotions are felt with severity and yet the face remains focused and placid. the waves of feeling crash within like a hurricane, and he understands these clouds will pass.
or there is the loss of control, the trance of emotion where the swells of rage and resentment surface, and its mostly the fury at himself that he subjects onto others. he explodes and projects, also there is the risk of becoming emotionally demanding and exhausting loved ones. the scorpio then feels ashamed about the outburst
and yet scorpio is fixed, but can be trapped in their ways. maybe the person expresses both.
in each demonstration the trauma within remains concealed and private. the scorpio doesn’t want to be defined by his pain, he wants to be defined by his pure presence. commanding, crowned with underworld glory, the sovereign goddess guarding the soul
Simon Says - How Many Copycat Attacks Did Columbine Spawn?
On April 20th, 1999 two teenage boys named Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold from Littleton, Colorado attacked their local high school with guns and homemade bombs, killing twelve students and a teacher. The massacre - which had been coolly planned months in advance - was a horrific crowning glory in a series of school shootings that plagued America in the 1990’s, and has inspired more copycat attacks than any other mass murder in the world. Even after nearly two decades since Harris’s and Klebold’s rampage, America continues to suffer from the ‘Columbine Effect’, where disturbed teens are inspired by the Littleton shooting and create plots of their own.
An online publication conducted a survey which compiled plots and actual shootings connected to the Columbine attack. The information gathered represents only the attacks inspired by Columbine:
- There are 74 known copycat cases connected to Columbine; of these, 53 cases are plots thwarted before they could occur, and 21 cases are of actual shootings involving injury or deaths.
- In over a dozen of the cases, the perpetrators hoped to surpass the death toll of Columbine.
- In at least ten cases the perpetrators showed admiration for the Columbine killers and referred to them as idols or heroes.
- Out of the 74 cases connected to Columbine, a total of 14 were planned for the anniversary of the attack.
- The overall death toll attributable to the Columbine Effect is 89 victims. 126 people have been wounded. In 9 of the cases, the perpetrators committed suicide.
- The average age for the perpetrator is 17.
- In 80% of cases the perpetrator was white (when the shooter’s ethnicity was known)
Psalm 8 (HCSB) Yahweh, our Lord, how magnificent is Your name throughout the earth!
You have covered the heavens with Your majesty. Because of Your adversaries, You have established a stronghold from the mouths of children and nursing infants to silence the enemy and the avenger.
When I observe Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You set in place, what is man that You remember him, the son of man that You look after him? You made him little less than God and crowned him with glory and honor. You made him lord over the works of Your hands; You put everything under his feet: all the sheep and oxen, as well as the animals in the wild, the birds of the sky, and the fish of the sea that pass through the currents of the seas.
Yahweh, our Lord, how magnificent is Your name throughout the earth!
Night gathers, and now my watch begins. It shall not end until my death. I shall take no wife, hold no lands, father no children. I shall wear no crowns and win no glory. I shall live and die at my post. I am the sword in the darkness. I am the watcher on the walls. I am the fire that burns against the cold, the light that brings the dawn, the horn that wakes the sleepers, the shield that guards the realms of men. I pledge my life and honour to the Night’s Watch, for this night and all the nights to come.
<b>Me, during If you Can't Beat Em:</b> Wow! could I get any more feels for Mephisto and Praxina!?<p/><b>Me, during Forget You!:</b> WOW!! COULD I GET ANY MORE FEELS FOR MEPHISTO AND PRAXINA!?!?<p/><b>Me, during Crowning Glory pt 2:</b> shit<p/></p>
Honestly his belly is the most noticeable part of him that is a half-sider. While you can definitely agree his wings are two different colors, it is his tummy that will be his crowning glory. He’s such a good boy too. <3
*apologies for the poop on the band, he wouldn’t sit still so I could scratch it off.
i’m sad about my hair today. (the feelings cycle goes: sad about hair >> ashamed of feminine vanity / ashamed of lack of feminist not-caring >> revisionist feminist annoyance at the sort of feminism that doesn’t care about hair >> sad about hair.)
only a little bit of my hair is its original color and texture, and i’m sad that i only got to have it for a short part of my life, because i like it! i like my now-hair, too (it literally sparkles silver in sunlight? and is curly in random places? a girl in a bookstore once saw my hair and gasped to her friend that i looked like an anime character and that’s amazing?) but i miss the old texture, and how all the colors went with my face.
because my hair started changing color when i was 20, i’ve become this poster child for a community of women friends who think i’m a positive role model for not dyeing my hair. i have no interest in dyeing silver hair to look ‘less old,’ but am low key annoyed at the pressure to never do anything to my hair. because of the personality i have, i still have never had the plum-colored messy bob i’ve wanted since the 90s; at some point when i’ve had grey hair for 30 years and my friends are just starting to get theirs, maybe i’ll finally do that to shake things up.
in the meantime, dyeing won’t get me what i want, because what i want is to hold onto the little bit that remains as it used to be. this actually isn’t about vanity, in the sense that it’s not about what other people can see, or how i look. but it is about attachment to the person i was fifteen, twenty years ago: what she was like. it feels like losing physical elements that made me the same as that earlier self takes me further away from the possibility that i could still have the qualities of character she had.
I had a ton of fun this cosfest cosplaying Darkness from konosuba. The crowning moment of glory was quite possibly when my friend turned up with an actual cabbage. There are some inaccuracies with the costume I intend to fix and hopefully I can get a photoshoot done for Darkness. And hopefully by that time…. I’d had figured out how to make a convincing lewd expression lol.
Megumin: Ming myo
Photos by. Speedknight, Nutcase23 and Stupidlamer
Special thanks. Zihao for donating a cabbage. RIP cabbage, clearly my defense stat was higher