evidence but of what

this time, dalish magic and how it differs from other magic we’ve seen.

to be clear, this isn’t really me saying anything revolutionary.  i’ve just compiled a list of sources and known magical acts to remind everyone that, yes, dalish magic is very different from other magic.  under a read more for length !

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anonymous asked:

Unrelated to tjlc but I read a comment that Oscar Wilde was bisexual not gay. What evidence is there to support this??

AFAIK he was gay. I have no knowledge of him being bi. Maybe someone else knows and can add their comments to this post. 

anonymous asked:

I'm mulling over bare bones idea about a woman who is accused of being a witch in Salem during the trials. Everyone is fairly certain that she's innocent, to the point where some are pleading for her to be let go. The officials are convinced and sentence her to death by fire. At the end, I really want her to turn and confess in front of everyone while laughing, maybe in response to something called out to her. I think it will be best as a short story... what do you think? :) Thank you!

I think this sounds super powerful as a short story! Especially if you spend the entire story telling the points of view of all the other villagers, showing how innocent she appears to be. Makes the deception in the end that much more poignant. It also might be interesting to contrast her story with those of other minor characters that were also accused (and maybe even put to death), so readers gain a better understanding of what “evidence” was being used or exaggerated to make these accusations. But even without that, I think it could be a great story!

If you’re going to hone in specifically on the Salem witch trials, make sure you do some research beforehand. Even though you’re taking liberties on the history surrounding it, it’s good to have some background information before you start writing about any real historical period.

Also, this popped up on our dash recently and it might help you get going:

15 Fabulous Resources for Short Story Writers

Sounds like a cool idea! Good luck!


Here it is: how I feel beyond a shadow of a doubt that Breath of the Wild fits into the canon of The Legend of Zelda — based on new evidence provided by trailer & demo playthrough analysis — and what it means for the lore of Hyrule.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is, IMHO, a retelling of the War of Sealing; and it occurs in the Downfall Timeline — the immediate parallel “What-If” scenario branching from the Main “Adult Link” Timeline, based on the outcome of the Hero of Time’s final battle with the King of Evil.

Let’s break it down some:

  • The Calamity Ganon appeared in Hyrule like a red wrath — a miasma — just as his essence was described in the backstory of A Link to the Past…
  • The Master Sword was put to rest in the Lost Woods {in Breath of the Wild’s case, at the foot of the Great Deku Tree in his Sacred Grove} and not in the Temple of Time, nor the Castle of Hyrule…
  • The Sheikah — or at least, their technology — is present in droves across the Kingdom, and we know for a fact that their numbers dwindled in the “countless wars” of the country… so for their spirits and influence to be so strong in this game speaks loudly as to their culture thriving recently…
  • The Temple of Time, the Old Hyrule Castle Town ruins, and many other landmarks of this era are, while ruined, in much less of a state of decay than their counterparts in other timelines {A.K.A. Twilight Princess and Wind Waker}…
  • Back to Calamity: for the sage’s prior seal to weaken, and for him to appear as Ganon and not Ganondorf, he must have been sealed in a state of full power; A.K.A. he was not defeated by the Hero. In the Downfall Timeline, Ganondorf never appears: only Ganon. He was never defeated by the Hero of Time, and so the sages had no choice: they had to banish him in his full rage, which gave him an advantage in breaking their seal so soon in a short time on…

Do you agree with this placement? Care to discuss your thoughts and alternative placements?

Obi-Wan’s voice in Rey’s vision is a quote taken directly from what he said to Luke. “These are your first steps.” He says near exactly the same thing to Luke in ANH. “You’ve taken your first step into a larger world.”

But somehow… That makes her a Ken/obi? Was Luke a Ken/obi? No?

Parentage theories are always so picky and choosy, but it’s even funnier that people think a two second audio homage makes her related to Obi-Wan. Apparently all of the Skywalker visions of Kylo and Luke didn’t mean anything at all. Those visions OBVIOUSLY only serve as evidence to her Kenobism. Who cares what she saw? All she needed out of it was one vague voice in her head, which she probably didn’t care about since the Force visions of Luke and Kylo frightened her.

Rey Ken/obists, you are reaching.

harvest-witch  asked:

Hello! :) I was thinking about something when I was in bed (best place for thinking, along with under the shower) and we know that Sunny has her biting-talent that evolves into her cooking talent when she gets a bit older. So I was wondering if Klaus and Violet maybe had a 'pre-talent'-talent when they were little as well, one that evolved into their reading/researching and inventing talent! Any thoughts?

I can’t remember canonical evidence for early talents when it comes to Violet and Klaus. What was their superpower? Sunny had super-teeth, maybe they could burp extremely loud or cry literal rivers of tears?

Urgh, babies gross me out. Nasty little larvae.

mylifelookscool  asked:


Hi’   well there seems to be evidence out there that this Sunday they will air a fourth episode of Sherlock season 4 that will make up for the less than lovely season finale/season.

The theory is that the Final Problem was a fake episode and that Johnlock will be made canon in the 4th episode.  The evidence is interesting and maybe even compelling.  I personally don’t believe they are going to do this. I don’t have much faith in the writers but who knows!?   Only time will tell.    In a few days we will see.    I am still feeling way too much disgust with Mofftiss to give them any credit for such thoughtfulness,  Of course please make your own call and don’t let my view spoil what ever fun you may have with this theory.!

Go in peace!!

rita-lee  asked:

Any advice for trying to talk to someone who is keeping their pet in a too small or dangerous enclosure? I'm not sure how to bring it up in a respectful way.

I don’t really know, honestly… It’s always a tough situation, a case by case thing. I wouldn’t know how to give advice without know the people… But going with the facts is always the best, most neutral way. Don’t make it personal, just bring up the facts and the evidence and maybe even show examples of what a better enclosure could be like. Sometimes all it takes to make someone want to do better is to show them how they could. 

“Hey, look at this [insert applicable animal here] enclosure I found, it would be fun to give yours something like this.” Or “have you tried something like this?” or whatever. 

That’s a really tough position to be in, I’m sorry. But it’s good of you to want to better their care

If anyone else has advice, feel free to pitch in.

I really, really, really, need a therapist. And I need strength. I was raped, for the 2nd time in my life. I don’t know what to do. I have no evidence. I do, however, suspect that he has done this before to other girls. I don’t know where to begin. I want to prosecute, but only if I know there is a chance of convicting him. God, I’m in so much emotional pain and I’m sooooo far from okay. I want to die.

anonymous asked:

But what are the evidence that this is all part of contractual or practical limitation? You say we dont have enough information but that goes for both sides of this story. and like that anon said there is a chance that he choose this because if we consider something to be the right way of doing things doesnt mean that everybody else has to

The evidence is the person Louis has shown himself to be over the last 6+ years. And everything else that’s been done to them over that time. Logical inference IS evidence.

so it’s pretty evident that that dreamworks trolls movie is the second coming of minions, what with the obnoxious character designs and brute-force marketing

so that raises the question: are we going to start seeing grandmas on facebook posting unintentionally-bizarre troll memes?

Masterpost of Cryptic Shit from The Adventure Zone

Because damn Griffin’s given us a lot of mysteries to work with. (Excerpts from the show under the cut.)

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the thing is that we were never wrong. our reading of the show was the correct one, even until the very end. what else do you think ‘if i’m gone, i know what you two could become’ means. the evidence that we have piled up over the years hasn’t gone anywhere. we were right. they just, apparently, couldn’t or didn’t want to go through with it, and i won’t forgive them for that

Our Most “Liked” Instagram Posts of 2016

Our Instagram page has over 1,800 images and is lucky enough to be followed by more than 18 million fans.

What images and videos were your favorite from this past year? Great question, and one we asked ourselves too! 

Here’s a look at our most liked Instagram posts* of 2016…Enjoy!


Colorful “last hurrah’ of a star: The Hubble Space Telescope shows off the colorful “last hurrah” of a star like our sun. The star is ending its life by casting off its outer layers of gas, which formed a cocoon around the star’s remaining core. With 513,672 likes, this image is our 10th most liked of 2016.


Vivid glowing auroras in Jupiter’s atmosphere! Astronomers are using the Hubble Space Telescope to study auroras – stunning light shows in a planet’s atmosphere – on the poles of the largest planet in the solar system. This image ranks #9 for 2016 with 515,339 likes.


Astronomers found evidence for what is likely one of the most extreme pulsars, or rotating neutron stars, ever detected. The source exhibits properties of a highly magnetized neutron star, or magnetar, yet its deduced spin period is thousands of times longer than any pulsar ever observed. With 517,995 likes, this picture ranks #8 for 2016.


Fiery South Atlantic Sunset! An astronaut aboard the International Space Station photographed a sunset that looks like a vast sheet of flame. With Earth’s surface already in darkness, the setting sun, the cloud masses, and the sideways viewing angle make a powerful image of the kind that astronauts use to commemorate their flights. This image ranks #7 for 2016 with 520,553 likes.


Go floating! Join us for a fly-through of the International Space Station! This footage was shot using a fisheye lens for extreme focus and depth of field. This video ranks as our sixth most liked Instagram post of 2016 with 541,418 likes.


This #BlackFriday post helped us celebrate our 4th annual #BlackHoleFriday! Each year we pose awesome content about black holes on the Black Friday shopping holiday. A black hole is a place in space where gravity pulls so much that even light cannot get out. With 549,910 likes, this image ranks #5 for 2016.


A cluster of young stars – about one to two million years old – located about 20,000 light years from Earth. Data in visible light from the Hubble Space Telescope (green and blue) reveal thick clouds where the stars are forming. This image ranks #4 for 2016 with 573,002 likes.


Supermoon is a spectacular sight! The Nov. 14 supermoon was especially “super” because it was the closest full moon to Earth since 1948. We won’t see another supermoon like this until 2034. Which might have something to do with this image ranking #3 for 2016 with 695,343 likes.


Supermoon seen from space! Aboard the International Space Station, NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson posted this image on Dec. 14 captured by European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet. This stunning image ranks #2 for 2016 with 704,530 likes.


It’s a bird, it’s a plane…no, it’s a #supermoon! The moon, or supermoon, is seen rising behind the Soyuz rocket at the Baikonur Cosmodrome launch pad in Kazakhstan ahead of the November crew launch to the International Space Station. This photo was our #1 image of 2016 with 746,981 likes.

Thanks for joining us as we traveled through the space events of 2016. We’re looking forward to all of the interstellar fun that 2017 will bring. Happy Holidays!

Do you want to get amazing images of Earth from space, see distant galaxies and more on Instagram? Of course you do! Follow us: https://www.instagram.com/nasa/

*Posts and rankings are were taken as of Dec. 21, 2016.

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Okay but...

Please tell me that somebody else has noticed how weird Noctis’s walk cycle is?

I mean, he runs like a total doof. But has anyone noticed that after a while, his leg goes kind of stiff and after a while, he even starts limping?

Like, even when he’s running up hills, you can VISIBLY SEE his leg go stiff and he kind of starts this awkward side run thing.

At first as an animator, I was really confused as to WHY they gave him that kind of walk cycle. And when I asked my friend (who has bad knees) about it, they said that people walk like that when they’ve sustained a leg injury during childhood.

But then I realized….

In the past, Noctis has been depicted SITTING IN a wheelchair. And while there’s no evidence stating what EXACT body part he could have hurt, the limp in Noctis’s walk cycle is proof enough that he’s got a bad leg.


Holy smokes.


Just a bit of help for ARMY

This is a guideline to help any confused ARMYs understand what should and should not be submitted to help BTS with any future legal proceedings based around malicious content and rumors.

What counts as malicious content and accusations (what you SHOULD be submitting as evidence):

  • rape accusations
  • accusations of fan abuse without proof or question
  • accusations of idol abuse without proof or question
  • accusations of plagiarism without proof or question
  • accusations of racist, homophobic, sexist, or other bigoted statements or actions without proof or question
  • accounts or users dedicated to condoning, spreading, or participating in stalking, harming, or murdering members
  • accounts or users dedicated to spamming official BTS or BigHit accounts with harmful, offensive, or grotesque content
  • accounts or users creating, spreading, and spamming photoshopped images depicting members as socially ignorant or offensive towards other idol groups

What DOES NOT count as malicious content and accusations (what you SHOULD NOT be submitting as evidence):

  • fan-created literature based on queer ships within BTS
  • fan-created art based on queer ships within BTS
  • open conversations or posts based on the speculation of a member’s sexuality
  • accounts or users dedicated to queer ships, fanart, or fanfiction
  • gifs, videos, or still frames edited with fake subs unless they fall under any category of the previous list
  • accounts or users, whether part of the fandom or otherwise, expressing dissatisfaction with BTS in a manner that is neither destructive or severely offensive

Submitting what is in the first list is not against free speech and will be assessed by BigHit’s and BTS’s legal team in hopes of protecting their reputation as well as their personal safety and comfort.

Submitting what is in the second list will only waste the time of the people who are assessing the content submitted and could potentially cause problems that really don’t need to be issues in this fandom or within BTS.

Please use objective and critical thinking when searching for and submitting content that will be used as evidence. This is a process to help BTS, not push any personal agendas.

Any questions, feel free to ask.