Sith Tattoos

One distinct practice that’s seen within the Sith Order is the adornment of Sith tattoos. Although the designs and placements of these tattoos vary between species, as well as individuals, the tradition itself can be traced back to the days of the Ancients.

The original Sith “tattoos” were not tattoos at all but temporary, decorative marks. These markings have their roots in an old tale regarding a goddess and a long extinct animal of Korriban.

Stories of the Great Mother are considered to be the most well known source of “origin myths” of the Sith people. The story states the very first Sith being began life as a mowhef, a fierce, predatory animal native to Korriban. But through one final wager the mowhef found herself blessed, was given a name (Marserha) and became a Sith. When she turned into a Sith, she also retained the stripes on her arms and legs.

Even though she was the mother of all Sith, none of her children inherited the stripes.

Initially, the lack of stripes was a non-issue for the Sith. But over many generations, her children (which mostly refer to the Kissai caste) began to adopt and decorate the Mother’s Marks onto their own arms and legs.

The markings were painted on with a paste made from a native plant that would stain the skin but were temporary and faded with time. These markings were seen as way to honor their Mother and ask the gods for blessings.

Surviving records show that the marks were only ever worn on the arms and legs (and by extension, the hands and feet). This was an obvious link to both Marserha and the connection to the mowhef, but it may also have some basis in the saying: arms wield weapons and legs carry you into battle.

Over time the Six Pointed Star of Ahmurn was added to the marks since he was considered to be the father of all Sith. The marriage of the star and stripes also symbolized the union between Ahmurn and Marserha.

While the simple designs were the norm for a while, eventually the stripes began to morph into more and more intricate, artistic designs.

By the time the Exiles had arrived on Korriban, the Sith markings came in countless variations, patterns, and designs but still only worn on the arms and legs.

In the present day, some Sith purebloods have adopted tattoos but most continue the tradition of decorating their limbs the way their people have throughout the ages. Since the old gods, including the Great Mother herself, are no longer worshiped the marking are usually considered as a way of honoring the ancestors and Sith heritage.

Most of the the detailed and time consuming designs are worn during special occasions in one’s life, such as: becoming an apprentice/Lord/Darth, getting married, anticipating the arrival of a new child, in preparations for a major battle, and anything else that may be considered personally important to a Sith. There are smaller, simpler designs that are also worn, but these are mainly for decorative purposes.

Aside from the purebloods in the Sith Order, the human Sith have their own marks.

Unlike their pureblood counterparts, most human Sith have actual tattoos that are worn on the face and red in color. Both human Sith and Imperial scholars are unsure of the “when and why” this has happened. But the most accepted reason behind the tattoos seems to be that they signify traceable Sith blood within that person’s family line.

In recent times, the Sith Order has allowed aliens to join their ranks. Some of these aliens, such as Zabraks and Mirialans, have their own cultural traditions regarding the tattoos they wear and should not be confused with Sith tattoos or markings.

Others, like certain Twi’leks, come from varying backgrounds or simply do not have a significant cultural identity of their own due to personal circumstances in their lives. Some of these aliens, particular red-skinned ones, seem to cover their whole body in black tattoos. This adoption of “Sith tattoos” among the aliens are seen as a bastardization of old customs by some purebloods while others do not seem to mind one way or another.

BIG OL’ THANKS TO @thegarbagechute !!!!
like gosh… look how freakin lovely the pics are…. ;3;

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Day 140/366 : Mr. Sun & Little Poppy by Hidehiko Sakashita

anonymous asked:

Tuafw now that you know you do the things you do because of ASD, people expect you to stop doing them. Because you are more aware of how your actions "affect others" and ''should know better.'' It's like they're only agreeing with your self-dx so that you'll change. When people said things would be different... this isn't what you thought they meant.

raspberry-pop  asked:

Could you do if you're Steve's sister and you're dating Soda?

🍥 Steve is oblivious to Soda’s crush on you

🍥 Like you’re at the DX so often you practically work there

🍥 And you constantly flirt with Soda (and he does too)

🍥 But Steve just somehow fails to notice

🍥 So when he sees you kissing Soda in the break room, he flips out

🍥 (All I’m imagining is Steve with his Bible 😂)

🍥 “You stand next to me. Soda, stay right there…Now will someone tell me what the hell is going on?”

🍥 Soda explains it all in a cushy romantic way

🍥 “You’re my best friend, but you dating my sister is a no-no”

🍥 “Steve I’m old enough to handle myself”

🍥 He gets all huffy

🍥 “B-but he’s a player. He’s got them movie star looks and he flirts with every girl.”

🍥 “Steve I promise…..” (Soda promises to treat you right, be a good guy, blah blah blah)

🍥 Steve chills out

🍥 But will secretly follow you on every date you go on with Soda

🍥 When you invite him to go somewhere with you and Sodapop, he’s so happy to go

🍥 But makes disgusted noises when you kiss

🍥 “I get that it’s a romantic movie, but some of us didn’t bring a date.”

🍥 He’s surprised when you and Soda have a one year anniversary

🍥 “You really didn’t have any faith in me, Randle?”

🍥 “Thought she’d leave you the minute she found out you eat grape jelly with your eggs”

**Honestly these are so cute💜

theweirdisapenguin  asked:

Hello! This is my first time sending an ask, so I hope I'm doing this right DX I was wondering if you know any SHCJ who use Kakaotalk? They have a set of super cute Shinhwa emoticons and it's such a waste not to use them.

hhhhh you’re doing it totally right XDD
unfortunately, I personally don’t know any shcj who use Kakaotalk. I never use it myself actually! .. So, for fellow SHCJ using Kakaotalk, plz contact theweirdisapenguin & exchanage Shinhwa’s cute emoticons :))
p.s.: feel free to use Shinhwa’s emoticons with whoever you talk to,, don’t restrict it with people who know Shinhwa.. I’m doing this while fb chatting with my friends xD .. spreading the Shinhwa love virus lol ;)


- does a SI have to be something you’re always thinking and talking about? or can it like be something that you find really interesting and adore talking about and could talk about for hours and makes you really really happy to talk about?

You don’t have to be constantly thinking about a SI to make it a SI. Your second description matches the definition of a SI pretty well, so yes, it can be something you want to talk about for hours.

- when me and my best friend (who has ADHD) talk its usually one of us talking for a long time at the other and then switching or it being like one of us says one thing, oh heres how it relates directly to me, oh heres how it relates directly to me. and changing topics like the wind. is this how neurotypical conversations go? I know ive heard the relating things directly to experience thing is a neurodivergent thing but what about the rest?

My best friend (who has prof-dx autism) and I have lots of our conversations like this, but when I talk to NT people a lot of them feel fine with interrupting me or butting in with their opinions. They also feel it’s okay to move on to a different topic whenever they feel like it.

In summation, most neurotypical conversations don’t have one person talking for a long time and then switching, but some do have lots of different topics in succession.

- Not an tfw but I’ve noticed that a lot of us enjoy chewing on things and there’s a few autistic owned shops that offer chewables but honestly I hate anything in my mouth and idk if I’m still autistic if I don’t chew on things.

Chewing is one of many, many stims that autistic people can have. You don’t have to have every stim to be considered autistic.

- what’s delayed echolalia? could you explain a bit more? (can I be crossed swords anon?)

Delayed echolalia is echolalia but the person repeats the stimulus after a delay, which can be anywhere from minutes to years later. They can often be used to answer questions in a similar way to immediate echolalia, for example:

Someone would ask an echolalic speaker “What do you want for breakfast?” The immediate echolalic response might be “What do you want for breakfast?” followed by “I want cereal.” The delayed echolalic response might be a jingle or song from a cereal advert, indicating that the echolalic speaker wants cereal.

(Yes you can!)

-  Can 4ys have meltdowns?

If by 4ys you meant to type 4y/os, as in 4 year-olds, then yes. Autistic people of any age can experience meltdowns. It is important to know, though, that toddlers can also have tantrums which can look like meltdowns and vice versa!

Self Diagnosis Misconceptions
  • How anti-self dxers think I self dxed:
  • Me: *reads post about disorder and mildly relates to half a sentence of it* sounds edgy *loudly screams from the rooftops that I Definitely Have The Disorder*
  • How I actually self dxed: (note that this takes place over a period of multiple months)
  • Me: *reads post about disorder* wow I really relate to this but I don't have that disorder so I'll just ignore it.
  • Me: *reads and relates to many more posts about that disorder* ok, I should probably look into this more.
  • Me: *looks up official diagnostic criteria for the disorder* huh, I guess I don't have it.
  • Me: *reads and relates to more posts about the disorder* hmm… this is kinda weird…
  • Me: *looks up the diagnostic criteria again, this time recalling past incidences of symptoms* wait I… actually do enough of these symptoms to get I diagnosis… how did I not realize this the first time…?
  • Me, weeks later: but what if I actually don't?
  • Me: *looks at the diagnostic criteria again, remembering even more past symptoms* ok I most likely really do have this disorder.
  • Me again: but what if I really don't
  • Me: *takes at least half a dozen online tests based off the official diagnostic criteria*
  • Literally every test: You might/probably/definitely have moderate/severe (disorder). You need to see a mental health professional.
  • Me: ok, the evidence so far suggests I have this disorder
  • Me, forever questioning my own perceptions: ok but what if I don't

i went to the psychiatrist today, looking to get a professional diagnosis for bpd. when i told her that i think i have bpd she said “oh good! its really hard to diagnose people with things when they have no idea what they might have.” she also said that if i think i have bpd, then i probably have bpd. its that simple. she even told me to do my own research and come to my own conclusions and then bring back what ive put together. so everyone that has said that my self diagnosis was stupid or wrong, eat my entire ass.

a brush of silk (m.)

Summary: His favorite mornings are the long, lazy ones spent in your apartment.   (Vampire!Suga)

Genre: Smut, Romance, Fluff, Supernatural

Rating: Mature (18+) (graphic description of sex, sleepy sex, blood drinking)

Length: 5.4k

Sweeter than Sweet series

A/N: <3 written from Yoongi’s point of view, so it’s a bit different from the rest

Originally posted by bwiseoks

His head slams into the window as the cab screeches to a stop. Yoongi jerks awake and looks around blearily, blinking to wipe away the sleep from his eyes and look outside the window. 

“Hey, this is your stop, isn’t it?” The driver asks from the other side of the partition, his thumbs tapping anxiously on the wheel. 

He glances outside and sees the familiar entrance to your apartment building. “Uh, yeah. Thanks.” Yoongi yawns widely as he reaches for his bag, tears slipping into the corners of his eyes and aggravating his dry eyes. “How much do I owe you?”

The driver taps the meter with a beefy finger, his narrowed eyes watching Yoongi in the rearview mirror. It’s several won over the usual amount it takes to get from the office to your apartment, which means he took several unnecessary turns while Yoongi was asleep. He takes a second to search inside himself for the will to get pissed but comes up empty, so he just shoves several bills through the window and opens the door. 

The cab driver peels away from the curb without checking if Yoongi wants any change, and a flicker of anger awakens before almost immediately sputtering out again. Not fucking worth it. 

He yawns again as he trudges up the stairs to the apartment building entrance, lazily taking stock of any changes to the outside. Still clean glass and granite stone, still covered in bright green tendrils of ivy. The same piece of paper is stuck to the buzzer on the outer panel, telling visitors that the main doorbell system is broken and to check in at the front desk. Yoongi bypasses the panel and pushes the front door open.

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