decieving

let me tell you about a character who

  • groomed a little girl into a bodyguard with no sense of self-preservation, teaching the girl word for word that she is nothing. they did all of this to that kid out of projecting and fantasizing. we’ve since seen that this gave said little girl very severe, lasting anxiety problems.
  • took a little boy into outer space, ignored him voicing his concern, insisted they keep going even as their spacecraft was literally breaking apart and risking killing the boy 
  • actually fucking saw said little boy about to fall to his fucking death and turned away to fucking let him fall and die
  • by the way they kidnapped and actually tried to kill the same little boy when he was a baby lol
  • lied repeatedly to another character in order to get VERY intimate with them because it made them feel better about themselves, risking the entire planet’s safety for their own self-indulgence and leaving the character they lied to feeling violated and emotionally torn apart. there is a whole episode focusing on how much this affects the decieved character psychologically.

this character is treated by the narrative as nothing but sympathetic and all of their wrongdoings always end with them crying about it and being comforted by the person they did wrong unto and any sign of them growing the fuck up and developing as a character is always quickly undone so that the show can focus some more on them being angsty

in literally any other show a character like this would be a villain lol

A Starting Path to Spirit Work (but abbreviated)

(Apologies, it’s rather late as I’m writing on this and I have no wifi and I’ve gone past my data limit. I won’t be able to link large resources and such at this moment, and the format could definitely be better. And I could go much more indepth but for the current moment this is what I have on tumblr mobile.)

PROTECTION

Okay, this is the most common and I understand repetitive lesson. Protect yourself! Protect your home and your spirit friends! Protect and ward!

There are physical wards where the a physical spell or object is set up as the ward. Like maybe you have a crystal grid that you set up to protect your home. That would be an example of physical protection!

There are astral wards where you simply set them up in the astral (the other plane where spirits generally reside or originate from, not everyone but trying to make a general point on clarifying the difference the physical plane from the astral plane). Like you can build a giant water bubble to protect and enclose yourself!

There are great recipes for wards and protection spells that can work for you, but you don’t need to follow anyone’s recipe to make a ward. You can make one a multitude of ways. Sure, yours doesn’t follow a $25 ingredient list, but that doesn’t make it inherently any less valuable or effective! If you don’t care and make it, it’ll probably be less effective than one of strong intent, of course.

Personally I rely on astral wards more than physical wards, but that’s a personal preference. Wards I make myself are also more efficient than the ones I try to copy from others by directions but personal differences. When I say I made them, I thought about the concept of spicy peppers and I designed three wards off that alone, so intent and direction is what you really need to make wards.

If you prefer following someone else’s recipe to help, there is absolutely no harm in that! Go for it! But don’t feel like you can and have to rely only on the recipes you find on tumblr!

Note: Even if you do not have a companion, you still need wards. I would most definitely recommend it. Even if you have no companion to protect, you should still ward and protect yourself and your space!

Protect yourself and your home. Remember to take care of yourself.

You can set up personal wards that protect the person or being you set them up around like a personal bodyguard or protection. Or you can set it up for an object, place or setting. Like for your space! And you should protect yourself. I’m nagging you for your own safety.

Protect yourself from malicious beings who straight up just wanna fight you, others who might sneak in and just leech off, or those who might decieve you to get in and then harm you. Not every spirit has malicious intent or purpose, and most of them haven’t in my experience, but you should be safe and protect yourself the best you can from those occasions where bad news is knocking on your door.

When you have companions or spirit family, you’ll have more reasons to practice warding and have more wards, but that should not stop you from learning warding and being well protected yourself before then!

You can have wards that serve to protect you from attacks, and others to keep out liars. But you determine your wards, not me.

The thing is, the more the merrier, and the more variety the better! Cover all your bases. Maybe a water ward might keep out more fire-based spirits but water spirits might have an immunity. Or if you had 10+ wards with the same weakness and a malicious spirit finds out how to get past one, they get past all of them since they have the key for the same 10 doors.

You should regularly keep them running, and also do a bigger maintenance. But remember than constant smaller checkups are important too. Do small checkups often, and a big checkup regularly. I do small checkups daily, and weekly big maintenance because it’s important and better safe than well, not safe.

ENERGY WORK

I may have been too long-winded in the protection section and this section is gonna be lacking in comparison but it’s still needed.

You should have a basis in energy work. Learn how to sense energy, like presences, be able to read them, maybe not in a “I can give you a 5 page summary about this person about their energy” but I can tell this spirit has malicious or unsafe intent towards me so I should step away and turn them away. And telling them apart.

Like a spirit comes home, and you should practice how to tell the difference between Sam the kitten spirit and Feraligator the chihuahua spirit. Although you don’t need to be a master of energy work to start in spirit work, but you should have basics or a solid starting ground.

You can completely struggle with this, while going into spirit work but be willing to keep trying. It’s important and a helpful fundamental and can lead into spirit work, but you can definitely go into spirit work without being an expert energy worker or an energy healer.

COMMUNICATION

Without a doubt, you’re gonna want to have a conversation or communicate with spirits in spirit work.

I’m gonna be honest, you will not have 100% clarity when you begin. Minus a few rare exceptions of people. But ignoring those exceptions and miracles, be prepared for the actuality of communication.

You’ll start out with fragmented conversation. You’ll depend and start with divination, like pendulums, dice, and tarot cards to talk.

The start of the road begins with asking the spirits yes or no questions, or whatever maybe the pendulum board or your tools are limited to. Or you’ll use tarot, which is less yes/no but it’s still not a whole conversation like you would expect between two people. But you’ll have to build up and grow from there. You’ll practice and keep going.

Beyond your tools, the next tier to practice is telepathy and astral hearing.

I don’t think they are exactly the same, but you may disagree. I understand and respect that. Telepathy is direct communication through your minds with thoughts (this is off the top of the mind and I am typing this in one sitting. I will check and correct myself, and edit it if I am wrong, don’t worry).

Some spirits only communicate with scattered words, images and emotions. That just may be their preference and method of communication in telepathy, regardless of how well you can hear them.

Others may be able to talk in complete conversations like you’d expect from another human. But they may simplify what they’re saying to you so that you understand, or cooperate other ways because they understand you can’t catch everything they say.

For me, I think astral hearing is different where they speak in the astral out loud and everyone can hear it. But if your hearing is bad, you might not catch it, and that way, I don’t consider it the same as telepathy where they would just send their thoughts straight to your mind. You can improve your astral senses with effort, trying, and exercise.

Either way, you will practice and grow. Keep going, I believe in you.

Even when you get to that point where you can regularly hear astral conversations and use telepathy, you should still remember to keep your tools. They’ll help you double check yourself, and get you through lulls where it’ll get even harder so your senses will be limited.

INTERACTION WITH SPIRITS

There are two ways you can find and meet new spirits or strangers. Either you can meet your local spirits or go out into the astral but that’s not a beginner concept. However if you do wanna hear about that more, I’ll discuss that by request.

Okay, let’s talk about local spirits. Meeting and communicating with local spirits is the best way to practice before a committment like companionship or running into the astral blindly.

Nature spirits tend to be much kinder and patient, especially considering you’ll take time to practice and learn. The easiest spirits to bear with you for practice are rock/crystal spirits and your own garden and plant spirits.

Although there are definitely a few that aren’t friendly at all, it’s safer than running into the astral. And as far as I know, most people can go outside much more easily and already know how, over learning from scratch how to astral project and travel and being prepared for everything it has to offer (dangers and otherwise).

Note: You do not need to know how to astral travel or project to work with spirits, and you can hang out with spirits even if you can’t travel all the way to their apartment in the astral. You can chill and watch Netflix in your room together even if you can’t travel.

EVEN AFTER YOU GROW

You’re gonna keep warding and learning protection spells. When I became a mod, I learned that I had to upgrade and add MORE. You’ll need them, you’ll want them, and you’ll appreciate them. Even the failures will become a start to building better and more efficient wards. So keep going. We all nag about protection, but we’re absolutely serious.

You’re gonna keep learning and you’ll have a different path from others. You will hit roadblocks and communication will get harder some days, whether it’s from a lull, or low spoons or anything.

Take a step sideways, yeah, but that’s movement. And it won’t stop you from progress. The worst thing is to not practice honestly and be apathetic.

(It’s honestly quite late here, I’m physically tired and a little sick, so sorry if anything got messy or confusing. If you have anything you want me to talk on, clarify or discuss further, shoot us an ask.)

Disclaimer: I haven’t stopped learning, so there’s much more you can read on, and more others can offer you on the subject, so never be afraid to ask others for help and advice too. And terms may slightly differ from being to being, so there’s also that to account for, and other people may have different answers for you too! So keep on adventuring and gathering knowledge.

-Mod Spark

  • Maggie, in her mindscape: You dirty bitch! Look what you've done to my peonies!
  • Ava: They’re marigolds!
  • Tuls: By Wrathia, I think she’s right. They really are marigolds.
  • Maggie: I may not know my flowers... but I KNOW A BITCH WHEN I SEE ONE!
  • (Submitted by grendinator)
Monster Analysis: Raishan, The Diseased Deceiver, Part II

Thanks to @Viktormon for this art piece!

  • First Appearance: 39 Omens
  • Encounter Appearance: 83 The Deceiver’s Stand
  • Armor Class 22 (suggested 21)
  • Speed 40 ft, 80 ft flying
  • Immune to poison and poisoned
  • 3 Legendary Resistances per day
  • 4 Legendary Actions per round
  • Suggested Average, Max HP: 385, 594
  • 520 HP, 541 taken, 28 HDYWTDT by Kerrek
    • 314 taken invisible, pre-Feeblemind
    • 227 taken while Feebleminded

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Context: Reign of Winter, I’m playing Orphea the Kitsune Sorcerer (Blue Draconic). I’d just bluffed our way into a tower by claiming we were the patrol needing to resupply, and after some wandering about we entered a room only to realize it was a water elemental’s room.

Water Elemental: What are you doing in here?

Orphea: We’re new, and… We’re kind of lost… You know which way to the supply closet?

Water Elemental: Hmm… You in A Squad or B Squad?

Orphea: B Squad *Rolls high Bluff*.

The water elemental points me to a door, and we open it to find a whole squad of people in it.

Guard Captain: Who are you people?

Orphea: We’re new, we just got assigned to you.

Guard Captain: No you aren’t, I’d know if you were.

At this point, our Dwarf Cleric Hans steps forward.

Hans: Terribly sorry, we must be in A Squad, we get those two confused.

Guard Captain: Oh? Who’s your Captain?

Orphea: Um… Captain… Planet?

Guard Captain: We don’t have a Captain Planet! Seize them!

The Water Elemental then turns around…

Water Elemental: I’VE BEEN DECIEVED!

Lilith polarities

Lilith in Aries:

Active: You are an aggressive person with an extreme energy flow and the desire to do. You can be blunt, rude and impatient. You enjoy obsitcles in the forms of other peoples opposition. Bending the will of others and forcing others to do what you want brings you enjoyment.

Passive: You are an easy target to manipulate. It is easy to lie to you and to force you to succumb to others opinions, You become lazy and lose initiative, it is easier for you to push your responsibilites onto others. 

Lilith in Taurus:

Waste: You are unable to use your money responsibly. You buy a lot of things you dont need and throw your money around. Because you are unable to retain you energy, you will often be drained of it by others.

Greed: You become a greedy person with a hunger almost nothing can sate. You always desire more and want to be bathed in luxury and material comforts. The desire to own the entire world will make a you a jealous and envious person.

Lilith in Gemini:

Talkative: You waste all your energy on connecting with others. You obtain a lot of meaningless human connections, become superficial and shallow. You are not careful with your words and often say the first thing that comes to your mind.

Reserved: You are obsessed with gaining new information.You spend your days constantly reading something, watching television and surfing the internet for the hunt for new information, which is meaningless most of the time. When trying to express your thoughts you find you are unable to put them into words.

Lilith in Cancer:

Power lust: You are entirely focused on your family and use it as a means of exercising your ambitions of becoming the leader. You want to be the head of the family, a person who controls others and gains pleasure from being the tyrant. Conservative, traditional, you fight for your opinions to the death, never admitting that you are wrong.

Evades power: You never want to be in charge of anything and try your hardest to stay behind the scenes. You become lazy and easily manipulated. The thought of family is unacceptable to you, you dislike children and either dont want to have them or are unable to.

Lilith in Leo:

Vanity: You think of yourself as the center of the universe, the most important person. You have a lust for power and manipulation. You indulge in your vanity and seek flattery from others. You impose your ideas and ideology on others and punish those who dont agree.

Insecurtiy: You become an extremely insecure person with a very low self esteem who only wants to disappear in the crowd. You lack individuality and are influenced and manipulated by those around you. You take on the mask of other more successfull people and spend your life playing roles.

Lilith in Virgo:

Control: You are obsessed with being pracitcal and keeping things under control. You analyze and overanalyze every single situation in your life, often blowing things out of proportion. Often you become unbearingly critical, criticising every single little thing.

Chaos: You almost completely lose the ability to analyze, do not notice any little details. You live in a dirty and chaotic environment and cannot bring yourself to straightening things out. You become unresponsible and undisciplined, neglecting your own hygiene and health.

Lilith in Libra:

Coveted: You see imperfection in everything. Your expectations of others are unrealistically high and often unfair. When choosing a mate you only rely on their physcial attractiveness and social status. You think of yourself as a member of an elite socity. judging others through a prism of prestige and success. You easily win the favour of others to then use them for your own benefit.

Dependent: You are unable to make a decision.When you are in a relationship you fully depend on your partner and cannot exist on your own. You easily agree with everything anyone tells you and try to push your responsibilities on others. You seek to improve your material life through your partner and exist on their funds.

Lilith in Scorpio:

Tyrant: You have a desire to bend the world to your will. You like risk and interesting experiences. You lie and decieve others. You are a person of a hypersexual nature, perverse, this sometimes also leeds you into becoming abusive.

Victim: You are weak-willed and easily tricked. Often you become the victim of lies, manipulation, psychological and sexual abuse.Feelings of jealousy become obsessive and you become mailicious. There is a loss of interest in sex.

Lilith in Sagittarius:

Megalomania: You have a desire to constantly patronize others and teach them the “right way” to do things. You are constanly giving out advice and opinions, especially when not asked for. More often than not your self esteem is incredibly high, you think of yourself as a god or a prophet. 

Suggestibility: All of your views are dictated by the society you live in. You fully trust all ideologies and ideas that others present to you, you become part of the flock. You have low self esteem, dont develop your own opinions and only follow a teacher that you idolize. 

Lilith in Capricorn:

Responsibility: You pride yourself on being responsible and in charge.Being in control of others, bending their will to yours and imposing your beliefs and opinions becomes your life goal. If you are unable to exercise you ambitions in society, you become a tyrant at home, gaining pleasure from controlling your family.

Unresponsible: You are unable to reach your goals, any slightest obsticle throws you off.You easily say no to any kind of power and career growth. You only want to follow orders from others, and are panically afraid of being given even the slightes responsibility.

Lilith in Aquarius:

Eccentric: You strongly oppose any kind of limiations and supressions.You experience strong mood swings and have a violent and unstable personality.You often do strange things just to gain the attention of others and show them how much you despise the norm. You try your best to avoid having any responsibilites in life.

Conservative: You block any ability to expand your consciousness. Instead, you devote your time to setting boundaries and certain standarts that limit you from going further. You develop emotional blocks. 

Lilith in Pisces:

Meddling: You are always seeking to help those in need, but your help mostly resembles meddling in other peoples affairs. You have poor judgement and often end up feeling bad for the wrong people and offering help to those that dont deserve it, while ignoring the ones that actually need it. 

Manipulated: You lose your sense of self and are easily tricked and subconsciously manipulated by others. You are unable to look deep withing yourself and find your true meaning. If you are asked to offer empathy , you enter a psychological crisis. You are emotionally unstable and prone to different kind of addictions, specifically substance abuse.

  • Appreciation for dumb monsters - they might look terrifying, but they never quite know what’s going on. You have to explain it to them a few times, and they nod enthusiastically before telling you that they still don’t understand.
  • Appreciation for happy monsters - don’t let their snarling fangs and menacing features decieve you, they are delighted to see you and they hope you’ve had a wonderful day.
  • Appreciation for lazy monsters. Sure, they are a predator and you are their prey, but wouldn’t it be easier if you just cuddled up and watched netflix?
I am convinced that human life is filled with many pure, happy, serene examples of insincerity, truly splendid of their kind—of people deceiving one another without (strangely enough) any wounds being inflicted, of people who seem unaware even that they are deceiving one another… . I find it difficult to understand the kind of human being who lives, or who is sure he can live, purely, happily, serenely while engaged in deceit.
— 

Dazai Osamu, No Longer Human (pg. 37)

How are hostages usually kept??

the kidnappers cover their eyes and muffle their mouths

After looking at the picture more, doesnt “Anti” look a bit more “worried” rather than angry?

“Save him”

what if this is actually jack, eyes covered by a censor bar (cos anti’s digital) and voice muffled with a new cut?

hence SOS in morse code??

hence “imposter” and “deciever”, cos we’re all ready to kill Anti, or at least someone who looks like him…

and of course we’ll listen to jack to not believe his lies, or at least someone who looks like jack….