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BATIM RPG AU: Feral Form Part 2/2

Part 1

During times when using Feral form is needed, there are a few ways to snap Bendy out of it before it gets out of hand.

Method 1: Wait it out
As long as Bendy doesn’t have anymore souls while Feral, he will use up the energy he’s gained and revert back. The time it takes for this depends on how many souls he’s consumed beforehand. While this is the easiest it can also be the most dangerous; Bendy is unpredictable while Feral, so Henry should watch out!

Method 2: Spell of Cleansing

This method quicker and safer, but requires a few things to make it happen.

In the world of the AU some spells are possible to cast by anyone, as long as they have the right components to cast it. The Spell of Cleansing is a common spell used to clear away wandering spirits, or in this case free trapped souls from a evil entity.

The two things needed is a Blue Moon gemstone (which can be found at places of worship to holy deities as they are used for many different holy spells), and a sigil of cleansing, one designed with the name of the demon in mind. If the caster does not know the name of the demon the spell will not work.

The effects of this spell on Bendy are overall harmless, but it knocks him out for hours, sometimes days, depending on how long he was Feral, and how many souls he ate.

TL;DR
There are a few ways to snap Bendy out of his Feral form; wait for him to calm the hell down, or use a cleansing spell to free the souls he ate. The second method knocks him out for a while.

@bendy-boris

“Heheh.  Never really thought I was all that tall like this…  Well, ya learn somethin’ new every day, right?”

>Bendy, or more accurately as he was now, Feral, stood semi-awkwardly on his hind legs. Sure, he was tall, bordering nine feet in this form, but his legs were built oddly now, more suited for maneuvering on all fours instead of upright.  All the same, it did not keep him from comparing his height to not only the alternate Boris, but the other version of himself as well.  Only a foot or so taller than Boris it seemed…but he was nearly double the other’s height.  Never having gotten the chance to really make a comparison before, this was interesting to him on several levels.  So interesting that he wasn’t really paying much attention to whether his form was disturbing them or not.

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anonymous asked:

Whats manakete degeneration

Hoo boy. Buckle up, because I’m about to post a huge wall of text. I wrote a massive synopsis of the Archanean lore (FE1, FE2, FE3, FE13, and FE14 indirectly) a couple years ago, so rather than write everything up again, I’m just gonna copy and paste it here:

First things first, everything here applies strictly to the Archanea series (Fire Emblem Shadow Dragon, Fire Emblem Mystery of the Emblem, Fire Emblem Gaiden, and Fire Emblem Awakening) as the other games take place in a completely different universe with completely different lores. They use the same terminology like “manakete” and a deity named Naga, but they are completely different.

Anyways, the dragon tribes (divine, earth, ice, fire, flying, and mage) ruled the land that would become the modern day continent of Ylisse. The tribes were separate with their own rulers and such, though Naga was the “queen of queens” so to speak; the divine dragons were the leaders of the other five tribes. Each of the six tribes possessed a unique trait, like divine dragons are lethal against other dragons (hence the wyrmsbane ability on Awakening) and mage dragons were extremely resistant to magic. It’s because of the divine dragon’s racial ability that they were the dominate tribe even though their numbers were small. Humanity was more or less still living in caves when discovered by the dragon tribes. The dragons saw the potential humans had so they uplifted them, however the dragons had ulterior motives. While things were good and prosperous for the dragon tribes, the way they ruled completely alienated humans and treated them like second class citizens and even slaves. Humanity had not been uplifted by the dragons for the sake of helping another sentient species prosper, rather the dragons wanted to have slaves that were intelligent enough to comprehend their language. Not all dragons treated humans this way, though; enslaving humans and violating their human rights were illegal under Naga’s laws. The other tribes paid no heed to her, though. While the divine dragons tried their best to enforce the laws their numbers were simply too small to control every other dragon.

As with all great civilizations, The Great Dragon Empire eventually reached its climax and began to crumble. It was all started by one major event that forced the dragon tribes to take their dragon transforming ability and store it into dragonstones (thus permanently changing them from dragons to manaketes). They had no other option or else they’d go insane and be reduced to feral beasts that killed everything in sight. This was referred to as “The Great Catastrophe” and happened about 3,000 years before Awakening. The Great Catastrophe only affected dragons; humans were completely safe from it. Naga took notice of this and, along with the tribe elders, devised a solution: stop being a dragon. The elders managed to come up with the idea of removing your dragon side and putting it into a dragonstone. While this gave them a human form, they were still able to tap into their dragon sides temporarily by using the dragonstones, so other manaketes followed without question figuring it was better than decaying into savages. Other dragons that were a bit more… stubborn. They claimed they would rather become feral than become even remotely related to humans, so the term “manakete” was devised. Still, the earth dragon tribe led by King Medeus refused to do this since they still believed being even remotely related to humans was a fate worse than death. The problem with this was they were extremely numerous causing them to rival the divine dragons in power even with their wyrmsbane ability. Naga knew what this would lead to so she gave them an ultimatum: convert to manaketes or be killed before they degraded into beasts that would threaten all living creatures. They refused and the war between the divine dragons and the earth dragons had begun.

The flying dragon tribe also refused to become manaketes, though they were not reduced to savage creatures. Instead, they were reduced to modern day wyverns. They didn’t become feral killing machines presumably due to their below average intelligence (low enough to the point where they were barely considered sentient). Being wyverns made them lose the ability to revert to a human form along with many other thought processes, essentially becoming similar to horses or dogs with above average intelligence.

The ice dragons also refused to convert to manaketes, though their insignificant numbers made it so they didn’t pose that much of a threat; at least, not on the scale the earth dragons did. Eventually, every last ice dragon was hunted down and killed as they all slipped into madness.

Anyways, as the war between the divine dragons and the earth dragons raged on, the flow of battle gradually shifted. What was once a steady series of victories for the divine dragons started to change as the earth dragons become insane (aside from Medeus, who changed into a manakete without his tribe’s knowledge) and started killing everything in sight. Losing the ability to reason made them savage fighters that were unable to feel pain. Having no regard for their own lives made them able to fight until they were utterly destroyed. Countering creatures like this proved to be almost futile as they slaughtered countless humans and manaketes. As the divine dragons were the frontline troops against the feral dragon’s onslaught due to their wyrmsbane abilities they were nearly brought to extinction. During the internal struggle while the manaketes were fighting against the incredibly powerful, feral dragons, humans took advantage of the chaos. They began murdering manaketes, enslaving them, and torturing them.

The earth dragons were unstoppable, and when all hope seemed to be lost, Naga finally thought of a solution. She created the Shield of Seals (or as it’s known nowadays, the Fire Emblem) and used it to lock up all the earth dragons in the Dragon’s Table (you know, where Grima was summoned). Contrary to popular belief, the Shield of Seals possesses only two abilities: locking away the earth dragons (more or less like a key to a chest) and preventing Tiki from succumbing to the Great Catastrophe, even though she became a manakete. Once you became a manakete, you would be safe from the Great Catastrophe as long as you didn’t spend a gratuitous amount of time in dragon form. However, being the daughter of an extremely powerful dragon, this wasn’t enough to save Tiki even after she became a manakete. Her reverting to a manakete was enough to slow down the degradation long enough for Naga to devise this solution but it was not enough to completely protect her the same way it did the others. With the Shield of Seals’ protection, complete with all five gemstones, Tiki was supposed to be safe. To protect herself, Naga “killed” herself. She didn’t actually die, of course, rather created some sort of realm for herself to exist in. That’s why Naga isn’t there in person on Awakening, but rather as a spirit.

Sadly, this solace did not last for Tiki. The Shield of Seals was eventually stolen by a man named Adrah who removed the five gems, sold them, and used the money to raise an army that continuously grew until he was able to unite the scattered remains of the Great Dragon Empire. He named his new kingdom the “Kingdom of Archanea.” Since the Shield of Seals was gone and its five gemstones (Azure, Vert, Gules, Sable, Argent) were removed, Tiki began to succumb to the madness again. If Tiki withered into a feral dragon, her strength would rival Grima’s. While Naga was no longer walking amongst the people she had not left the world. She took notice of Tiki’s condition and decided to put her into an eternal sleep. It pained her to do so, but her only other option was to kill Tiki, an option she refused to choose. While she decided an eternal sleep was better than death, she was not naive enough to deny murder may become the only solution. Using one of her fangs, she created Falchion, a weapon that would be strong enough to kill a powerful dragon should the worst happen. She entrusted it to Gotoh, a high ranking bishop and one of the eldest survivors of the divine dragon tribe, and assigned him the task of watching over Tiki and protecting humanity.

So the Great Catastrophe was finally over, with all the dragons either manaketes or dead (or in the case of the flying tribe, wyverns). Their powers were put into dragonstones and could be used to transform into dragons. However, if they stayed transformed for too long, they would start to succumb to the Great Catastrophe since it didn’t simply go away, it just ran out of victims. This is also why Nowi tells Nah in their supports that prolonged use of the dragonstone is really bad. The Great Catastrophe does affect manaketes differently than it did when they were still dragons, however. Instead of making them go insane it just flat out destroys their brains and kills them. This fate is easily averted by simply avoiding prolonged time in dragon form.

Humans were now the dominant race and had empires of their own. Many manaketes were suffering through a holocaust at the hands of the vengeful humans. After approximately 500 years of struggle, King Medeus, the sole-survivor of the earth dragon tribe, finally managed to unite enough surviving manaketes from all different tribes to create the Dolhr Empire (about 2,500 years before Awakening). Now, with a formal army of their own, they were able to efficiently protect themselves from the humans and start the rebuilding process. Having hundreds of years of wisdom and experience, they were able to rebuild a powerful empire once again. This time was different, though. Their empire was not nearly as large as before and it was no longer the dawn of man; they had finished evolving and were now prospering. Rather than try to live in peace with their new human neighbors, the manaketes wanted vengeance for what the humans did during their retaliation. The rapidly expanding Dolhr Empire began a genocide against the humans, once again enslaving them. The conditions this time around were far more brutal than they were 500 years ago, with the goal being to work the humans to death.

After the manaketes had once again reclaimed dominance, a group led by a man named Anri (of whom Marth is a descendant of) gathered an army and rose up to disband the Dolhr empire. Wielding Falchion (of which he stole), Anri managed to killed Medeus. The death of the king did not completely disband the Dolhr Empire, though as part of the post-war treaty it was reduced to a puny little nation. The intent was to not completely disband the empire; the humans did not want the manaketes to be forced to integrate into their society nor did they wish for the complete extinction of the manaketes. As much as the humans hated the manaketes, they did not wish for a sentient race to be wiped out. By allowing them to keep a tiny nation of their own it ensured the manaketes would have a place to live entirely segregated from humans while being too small to pose a real threat to the humans.

Some time passed and things were relatively peaceful, aside from some political struggles. Some kingdoms were created and others were divided. One of the most prominent divisions was when Anri’s kingdom, Altea, was split into two nations (Altea and Gra) due to an issue over inheritance when he died. Eventually, a group of scholars were experimenting with magic when a man named Gharnef became corrupted by a dark spell. No longer the intelligent, sane student he once was before, he went on to resurrect Medeus. Using his position as a human he was able to help Medeus discreetly build up the Dolhr Empire which eventually started aggressively expanding and wreaking havoc again. When the Dolhr Empire finally reached Gra and Altean soil, they stood together to face the invading manaketes. During the Dolhr invasion, Gra betrayed Altea in an attempt to gain control of both of the countries, killing King Cornelius (Hero-King Marth’s father) and stealing Falchion in the process. Marth was exiled from the nation along with a small army of loyalists which prompted him to travel from place to place building up his army and uniting nations under his command until he had an army strong enough to defeat the Dolhr Empire. Using the legendary treasures he had acquired from the various nations he had united (including the now-reclaimed Falchion and the Shield of Seals) he repeated history by impaling Medeus with Falchion, effectively killing him once again.

Gharnef managed to survive this encounter by temporarily storing his soul in the Fire Emblem gemstone darksphere (also referred to as Sable, the gem held by Plegia) and soon returned about ten years later. At this time, the amount of kingdoms that had encompassed the Continent of Archanea had been reduced to only two: Altea and the Kingdom of Archanea. The rest of the countries chose to be permanently annexed by Altea under the rule of King Marth. Gharnef managed to instigate a war between the two countries (and close allies) by using darksphere to corrupt the soul of Archanea’s emperor, Hardin. Eventually Marth and the Altean army learned of this and, after exhausting their options, were forced to kill Hardin. Altea and Archanea went on to kill Gharnef who had managed to resurrect Medeus yet again. This time Medeus was not an earth dragon, the last of his kind, but rather a twisted monstrosity referred to as a “shadow dragon.” Marth used Falchion to kill Medeus once again and while he was dying claimed that he could always return as long as there was evil in men’s hearts. Archanea then chose to officially join Altea under the rule of the hero-king Marth who saved the world from Medeus not once, but twice. Marth became the “king of kings” as the entire continent of Archanea was united as one massive country under his control.

Centuries of peace then went on, lasting for over one thousand years. It was then, 1,000 years before Awakening, that Grima came to be. The earth dragons had not simply disappeared inside the Dragon’s Table, rather they… festered. Nearly 2,000 years being imprisoned in the Dragon’s Table stewing in their own corruption made them slowly merge into one massive, evil entity: Grima. (This is where a great deal of ambiguity arises in the lore as lots of things were left unspecified, including how Grima was released from the Dragon’s Table for the first time. Either way, he was.) Naga, taking notice, took the current ruler of Archanea and renewed the strength of the Fire Emblem and Falchion through the awakening ritual, effectively creating the first Exalt. The (unnamed) first exalt defeated Grima and resealed him for another 1,000 years. It was then that everyone agreed that the newly revitalized Fire Emblem was far too powerful to be guarded in one piece by one man. This was referred to as the Schism; Archanea was separated into three different countries (Ylisse, Plegia, and Regna Ferox), each tasked with guarding one of the gemstones. To further balance things, they sent one of the gemstones overseas to the Continent of Valm where it became guarded by Chon’sin. They gave the final one to the daughter of Naga herself, Tiki, who was finally able to live freely even though the Shield of Seals lacked all five gemstones. After 2,000 years Naga had finally built up enough energy to place a blessing on the Shield of Seals that was strong enough to keep Tiki safe even without the gemstones.

A lot can change in a thousand years, however. The three countries began developing their own traditions and cultures and gradually drifted apart even though they were once the same. Eventually, one power-hungry ruler decided to invade one of the other countries in an attempt to gain more power. Of course, this was the “holy crusade” Chrom’s father launched against Plegia. Prior to this, the Grimleal was little more than a tiny cult, but since Ylisse was using their exalted status and faith in Naga as an excuse to justify the invasion, more and more Plegians joined the cult to “oppose the goddess that would send an army against them,” eventually resulting in it being the major religion of Plegia. It was after this “holy crusade” against Plegia that was ended by the death of Chrom’s father that the events of Fire Emblem Awakening happened.

As a side note, after Marth became the “hero-king” and the “king of kings,” the manaketes integrated into mainstream society. It would still take time for the wounds between manaketes and humans to heal, but Marth had proven that the two could live together in harmony. While many manaketes chose to fight for their king, Medeus, many chose to resist him and fought alongside Marth (such as Bantu and Tiki). The thing is, there were also many humans who fought for Medeus, whether as slaves or people who were promised power. It showed that they weren’t so different after all and simply acted by whatever they thought was right.

There is one more story that happened during this series, however. Sometime between the events of Shadow Dragon and Mystery of the Emblem, the side story of Fire Emblem Gaiden took place on the continent of Valentia (which became the modern day Continent of Valm).

When the Dolhr Empire was first stripped of its power, many manaketes had moved to Valentia as the people there actually worshiped manaketes as paragons. While some manaketes probably went for the hero worship, many went because they knew they could live there peacefully, exhausted from the seemingly endless conflict between humans and manaketes back on the Continent of Archanea.

Regardless, it was during this time that the two countries of Valentia went to war. The northern country, Rigel, revered the god Duma and the southern country, Zofia, revered the goddess Mila. Though the two gods are siblings, they disagreed over how humanity should led. Duma believed humanity should work towards progress and gaining power and Mila believed humanity should strive towards peace and pleasure. This resulted in Zofia being too laid back and Rigel being too strict. This made both countries start to crumble even though they were on the opposite ends of the spectrum. To try to earn victory, Duma created a Falchion of his own (Yes, there is more than one Falchion. Three to be exact.) with the intent to seal Mila in it. Though his followers were successful in defeating Mila and sealing her away in the Falchion, Alm managed to seize control of it and proceeded to defeat Duma. As both were sealed away within the Falchion and defeated, they both fell into a great slumber, one they have not awoken from yet. Before they they slipped away, they concluded that humanity needs a balance of both work and pleasure to grow great and their religions were merged into one. They entrusted Alm, the new king of the Continent of Valentia, with deciding its fate.

It seems a bit redundant to summarize the plot of Awakening as I’m sure you all know what happens there, so I’ll leave that be.

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  • ❛ I tried to do you right. ❜
  • ❛ Why’d you have to go and turn to ice? ❜
  • ❛ I’ll never be the same now that I know you. ❜
  • ❛ I’m not the type to say sorry constantly. ❜
  • ❛ Say that you’re with me. ❜
  • ❛ What you’ve given me is more than I can say. ❜
  • ❛ I’ll be the one to keep you disaster less. ❜
  • ❛ You’re the only road I know. ❜
  • ❛ I wish I could end the world so I could feel it all over. ❜
  • ❛ If I can’t keep you, nobody can. ❜
  • ❛ There are words I want to shout. ❜
  • ❛ Time isn’t wasted, it’s trying to be filled. And we can be anywhere. ❜
  • ❛ It’s getting harder to let it go. ❜
  • ❛ I like it here beside you. you’re even more than you appear. ❜
  • ❛ Oh, you capture my attention. ❜
  • ❛ It doesn’t take pain to change your mind. ❜
  • ❛ There is no sureness, I kind of just stumble along. ❜
  • ❛ Ask me a question, I only want to talk. ❜
  • ❛ If you’re tired of hearing my voice, I’m gonna sing it to you anyway. ❜
  • ❛ It’s you and I against the world. ❜
  • ❛ Take me over to some other unknown. ❜
  • ❛ I wish I could discover something that doesn’t expire. ❜
  • ❛ Please don’t lose hold of me out there. ❜
  • ❛ I’m a bit of a manic when it’s not as I plan it. ❜
  • ❛ Do you see the lights? ❜
  • ❛ It really just depends on who’s giving and who’s receiving. ❜
  • ❛ All of my emotions get in the way. ❜
  • ❛ I’m not yours, and you’re not mine. ❜
  • ❛ Show me that your love will never change. ❜
  • ❛ It would be nice, to start over again. ❜
  • ❛ Let the other side of darkness kiss your face. ❜
  • ❛ I know that something is missing. ❜
  • ❛ When you are gone, will I lose control? ❜
  • ❛ I don’t want go but I know I gotta go. ❜
  • ❛ Who’d have thought we’d be right here in this spot. ❜
  • ❛ I’ll follow you no matter where you go. ❜
  • ❛ Let’s play pretend. ❜
  • ❛ I don’t know the words to thank you properly. ❜
  • ❛ You know I just want you to be happy. ❜
  • ❛ Kiss me if you’re mad at me. ❜
  • ❛ I need someone by my side. It becomes so hard to stand. ❜
  • ❛ You’re not close enough. ❜
  • ❛ I used to see love as an adventure. ❜
  • ❛ Maybe this is madness underneath my skin. ❜
  • ❛ I miss you when you’re gone. ❜
  • ❛ Oh, I’m not a lost cause. I’m just stuck in this spot. ❜
  • ❛ I likely shouldn’t be here. I’m such a mess. ❜
  • ❛ Somehow I’m still alone. ❜
  • ❛ I can’t tell if they’re laughing at me or with me. ❜
  • ❛ Well, I guess I lost this round. ❜
  • ❛ Are we denying a crisis or are we scared of admitting it? ❜
  • ❛ I don’t need your mess. ❜
  • ❛ The last thing I want is to let you down. ❜
  • ❛ Waiting for the next time I can get you close. ❜
  • ❛ Don’t casanova me, I’m over you. ❜
  • ❛ You’re all I see, surrounding me. ❜
  • ❛ Just let it go, don’t let it bring you down now. ❜
  • ❛ Don’t wait up, I’m already gone. ❜
  • ❛ You need to wake up. ❜
  • ❛ When I am alone, I see you in the dark. ❜
  • ❛ When I fall asleep, I feel you with me. ❜
  • ❛ I’ll hide my thoughts from you. ❜
  • ❛ Death is harder to come by than it is to breathe. ❜
  • ❛ How we lost hold of home, I’ll never know. ❜
  • ❛ I can’t get a thought in edgewise. What, with your fast lips. ❜
  • ❛ Whatever I touch, I can make mine. ❜
  • ❛ I don’t think you’re knowing how hard this is for me. ❜
  • ❛ Sleep is for the weary, I’m not slowing down. ❜
  • ❛ I won’t be coming back here after. ❜
  • ❛ Somewhere perfection lies, but not for you and I. ❜
  • ❛ This isn’t for the weak hearts. ❜
  • ❛ How can I even begin to forgive myself for all the things I’m thinking of doing to you? ❜
  • ❛ We were kind of feral, wicked little machines. ❜
  • ❛ You don’t have to feel safe to feel unafraid. ❜
  • ❛ I’ll make a bet that you’ll be better to forget about me. ❜
  • ❛ You make the darkness disappear. ❜
  • ❛ I’ve kissed and it’s cost. I’ve loved and I’ve lost. ❜
  • ❛ How come I can never get the right words? ❜
  • ❛ You just walk out of my life and you expect me to let you back in. ❜
  • ❛ Tell me when you feel ready. ❜
  • ❛ Give me something to look forward to. ❜
  • ❛ Be ready on your feet, no matter what trouble you meet. ❜
  • ❛ Please excuse me, I’m not thinking clear. ❜
  • ❛ I want to go where you’re going. ❜
  • ❛ It appears that we fear our own tears more than tear gas. ❜
  • ❛ We let the chances pass. ❜
  • ❛ Where’s your heart in this matter? ❜
  • ❛ Never been so damn afraid before. ❜
  • ❛ I’ve come to realize that I’m over you and your excuses. ❜
  • ❛ I’ll hold you in the morning. ❜
  • ❛ All I see is you not feeling and you’re giving me nothing. ❜
  • ❛ I just want to feel alive. ❜
  • ❛ Seems like the more you grow, the more time you spend alone. ❜
  • ❛ I’ll be okay, if you’re okay. ❜
  • ❛ The places that we go to cope, it’s so strange. ❜
  • ❛ We’re just a mess of moments. ❜
  • ❛ If you don’t believe me, If you don’t like my plans. You mustn’t tell me. ❜
I finally realized why Stiles’ True Alpha Cracks This Ep Bother Me So Much

This isn’t really about Stiles or Sciles at all, this is about Scott and the fundamental character trait all the other characters and fandom take for granted. But if your tolerance for Stiles or Sciles related bullshit has been worn out by now (understandably), go ahead and skip this one.

But the problem with everything Stiles said on Monday’s episode that I’ve yet to see anyone discuss is that we’ve canonically seen Scott struggle with the urge to kill more than any other character on this show. Scott knows better than anyone else what it is like to struggle with your darker, more animalistic nature.

From Scott being terrified his dream in S1, Episode 3 was a memory of him killing a helpless stranger, to Scott wolfing out and attacking Stiles, being forced to shift by Peter in the high school as he tried to force Scott to kill his friends….Scott being told by Chris, and Derek and every hunter and every older werewolf he’s ever come across that his descent into a feral killing machine was inevitable or that embracing his inner predator would bring him power….Scott’s mother, the single most important person in his life being constantly threatened by villain after villain, Scott being shown wanting to kill those mercenaries in the warehouse fight last season, Scott having dreams of killing the Mute Assassin, of killing Liam, Scott being turned into a berserker by Kate and Peter and attacking Kira before breaking free of their control with Liam’s help….

Scott knows better than any other character on the show what its like to live with the urge, the desire to kill your enemies, to want to feel relief knowing they can no longer threaten your loved ones, to give in to his wolf and just go for the killing blow.

And so for another character, his friend, for fandom to all level the True Alpha label at him like a slur, like it was something that was just handed to him, like its the easiest thing in the world to stand at a pulpit and preach no guys, killing is bad….that’s why I personally am reacting to strongly to that particular line.

Because with a single line, it has negated Scott’s central struggle throughout the entire five seasons of narrative. It acted like being a True Alpha was just something that happened to Scott, like it came naturally. Like its not so rare that it only happens every hundred years or so, because a werewolf defying their more base natures so fundamentally, so vehemently - like that happens just every day. Like Scott isn’t only a True Alpha because he has fought so hard since day one to never give in to the urge to solve his problems by killing, no matter how tempting it is, like we haven’t constantly seen him at war with himself season after season.

Like the impossible standards Scott holds himself to don’t come at a price. Like the sum of everything he is, everything he’s become since the pilot isn’t worthy of credit, of recognition. Like it isn’t hard work to live up to that every fucking day.

‘Not all of us can be True Alphas,’ Stiles shouted.

No, they can’t. And how fucking sad is it that the show and fandom alike are so quick to use that as an excuse for what all the other characters do while refusing to give Scott the respect he deserves for it at the same time?

anonymous asked:

I want to go into medicine but I'm lazy any tips on how to balance studying and being proactive with just having a lazy personality?

Not everyone who pursues medicine is a near-feral competition machine who mainlines caffeine into their femoral artery and would draw a rusty blade across their mother’s throat for an acceptance letter into med school. We got our fair share of personalities and attitudes.

That said, people who call themselves slow, laid-back, chill, easygoing get into med school.

But. A lazy person never gets into med school. Laziness, by the dictionary definition, is  “averse or disinclined to work, activity, or exertion.”

And getting into med school, as well as pursuing a career in medicine, is all about work. Don’t confuse ‘cushy’ doctors like dermatologists, ENT, ophthamologists with laziness. No matter the specialty, all of us work hard and play hard.

Originally posted by itischewie

Doesn’t mean that lazy doctors don’t exist. I know lazy doctors. They do minimal amounts of work, have a poor reputation amongst peers and patients who know them to be lazy, and endanger patient lives with sloppy work. 

The moral of the story is: 

You can be laidback. You can be a relaxed person.

But medicine demands dedication and passion, the vulnerability to try at something difficult, knowing that you may not succeed. And there’s no other way to make that happen without working hard and getting out of your comfort zone. 

Don’t be lazy about anything that is important to you. Work and fight for it! 

@tophatlass I’m suddenly interested in the feral 76 AU, for reasons relating to the fact that I’m researching psychological conditioning, have wrote a few dissertations, and am interested what could invoke that state to begin with because neuroscience is COOL and I’m really really passionate about this kind of thing!!! So! Talking about brainwashing, with real science! Because theoretically, yes, it is possible. But it’s long to do, and even longer to reverse, in fact a victim of that kind of shit would definitely never recover in the full sense. There’s just too much damage that would be done in the process of turning them into a feral killing machine that still had the psychological complexity to problem solve and be effective, but here’s some theory.

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Fire Emblem Lore Synopsis

First things first, everything here applies strictly to the Archanea series (Fire Emblem Shadow Dragon, Fire Emblem Mystery of the Emblem, Fire Emblem Gaiden, and Fire Emblem Awakening) as the other games take place in a completely different universe with completely different lores. They use the same terminology like “manakete” and a deity named Naga, but they are completely different.

Anyways, the dragon tribes (divine, earth, ice, fire, flying, and mage) ruled the land that would become the modern day continent of Ylisse. The tribes were separate with their own rulers and such, though Naga was the “queen of queens” so to speak; the divine dragons were the leaders of the other five tribes. Each of the six tribes possessed a unique trait, like divine dragons are lethal against other dragons (hence the wyrmsbane ability on Awakening) and mage dragons were extremely resistant to magic. It’s because of the divine dragon’s racial ability that they were the dominate tribe even though their numbers were small. Humanity was more or less still living in caves when discovered by the dragon tribes. The dragons saw the potential humans had so they uplifted them, however the dragons had ulterior motives. While things were good and prosperous for the dragon tribes, the way they ruled completely alienated humans and treated them like second class citizens and even slaves. Humanity had not been uplifted by the dragons for the sake of helping another sentient species prosper, rather the dragons wanted to have slaves that were intelligent enough to comprehend their language. Not all dragons treated humans this way, though; enslaving humans and violating their human rights were illegal under Naga’s laws. The other tribes paid no heed to her, though. While the divine dragons tried their best to enforce the laws their numbers were simply too small to control every other dragon.

As with all great civilizations, The Great Dragon Empire eventually reached its climax and began to crumble. It was all started by one major event that forced the dragon tribes to take their dragon transforming ability and store it into dragonstones (thus permanently changing them from dragons to manaketes). They had no other option or else they’d go insane and be reduced to feral beasts that killed everything in sight. This was referred to as “The Great Catastrophe” and happened about 3,000 years before Awakening. The Great Catastrophe only affected dragons; humans were completely safe from it. Naga took notice of this and, along with the tribe elders, devised a solution: stop being a dragon. The elders managed to come up with the idea of removing your dragon side and putting it into a dragonstone. While this gave them a human form, they were still able to tap into their dragon sides temporarily by using the dragonstones, so other manaketes followed without question figuring it was better than decaying into savages. Other dragons that were a bit more… stubborn. They claimed they would rather become feral than become even remotely related to humans, so the term “manakete” was devised. Still, the earth dragon tribe led by King Medeus refused to do this since they still believed being even remotely related to humans was a fate worse than death. The problem with this was they were extremely numerous causing them to rival the divine dragons in power even with their wyrmsbane ability. Naga knew what this would lead to so she gave them an ultimatum: convert to manaketes or be killed before they degraded into beasts that would threaten all living creatures. They refused and the war between the divine dragons and the earth dragons had begun.

The flying dragon tribe also refused to become manaketes, though they were not reduced to savage creatures. Instead, they were reduced to modern day wyverns. They didn’t become feral killing machines presumably due to their below average intelligence (low enough to the point where they were barely considered sentient). Being wyverns made them lose the ability to revert to a human form along with many other thought processes, essentially becoming similar to horses or dogs with above average intelligence.

The ice dragons also refused to convert to manaketes, though their insignificant numbers made it so they didn’t pose that much of a threat; at least, not on the scale the earth dragons did. Eventually, every last ice dragon was hunted down and killed as they all slipped into madness.

Anyways, as the war between the divine dragons and the earth dragons raged on, the flow of battle gradually shifted. What was once a steady series of victories for the divine dragons started to change as the earth dragons become insane (aside from Medeus, who changed into a manakete without his tribe’s knowledge) and started killing everything in sight. Losing the ability to reason made them savage fighters that were unable to feel pain. Having no regard for their own lives made them able to fight until they were utterly destroyed. Countering creatures like this proved to be almost futile as they slaughtered countless humans and manaketes. As the divine dragons were the frontline troops against the feral dragon’s onslaught due to their wyrmsbane abilities they were nearly brought to extinction. During the internal struggle while the manaketes were fighting against the incredibly powerful, feral dragons, humans took advantage of the chaos. They began murdering manaketes, enslaving them, and torturing them.

The earth dragons were unstoppable, and when all hope seemed to be lost, Naga finally thought of a solution. She created the Shield of Seals (or as it’s known nowadays, the Fire Emblem) and used it to lock up all the earth dragons in the Dragon’s Table (you know, where Grima was summoned). Contrary to popular belief, the Shield of Seals possesses only two abilities: locking away the earth dragons (more or less like a key to a chest) and preventing Tiki from succumbing to the Great Catastrophe, even though she became a manakete. Once you became a manakete, you would be safe from the Great Catastrophe as long as you didn’t spend a gratuitous amount of time in dragon form. However, being the daughter of an extremely powerful dragon, this wasn’t enough to save Tiki even after she became a manakete. Her reverting to a manakete was enough to slow down the degradation long enough for Naga to devise this solution but it was not enough to completely protect her the same way it did the others. With the Shield of Seals’ protection, complete with all five gemstones, Tiki was supposed to be safe. To protect herself, Naga “killed” herself. She didn’t actually die, of course, rather created some sort of realm for herself to exist in. That’s why Naga isn’t there in person on Awakening, but rather as a spirit.

Sadly, this solace did not last for Tiki. The Shield of Seals was eventually stolen by a man named Adrah who removed the five gems, sold them, and used the money to raise an army that continuously grew until he was able to unite the scattered remains of the Great Dragon Empire. He named his new kingdom the “Kingdom of Archanea.” Since the Shield of Seals was gone and its five gemstones (Azure, Vert, Gules, Sable, Argent) were removed, Tiki began to succumb to the madness again. If Tiki withered into a feral dragon, her strength would rival Grima’s. While Naga was no longer walking amongst the people she had not left the world. She took notice of Tiki’s condition and decided to put her into an eternal sleep. It pained her to do so, but her only other option was to kill Tiki, an option she refused to choose. While she decided an eternal sleep was better than death, she was not naive enough to deny murder may become the only solution. Using one of her fangs, she created Falchion, a weapon that would be strong enough to kill a powerful dragon should the worst happen. She entrusted it to Gotoh, a high ranking bishop and one of the eldest survivors of the divine dragon tribe, and assigned him the task of watching over Tiki and protecting humanity. 

So the Great Catastrophe was finally over, with all the dragons either manaketes or dead (or in the case of the flying tribe, wyverns). Their powers were put into dragonstones and could be used to transform into dragons. However, if they stayed transformed for too long, they would start to succumb to the Great Catastrophe since it didn’t simply go away, it just ran out of victims. This is also why Nowi tells Nah in their supports that prolonged use of the dragonstone is really bad. The Great Catastrophe does affect manaketes differently than it did when they were still dragons, however. Instead of making them go insane it just flat out destroys their brains and kills them. This fate is easily averted by simply avoiding prolonged time in dragon form.

Humans were now the dominant race and had empires of their own. Many manaketes were suffering through a holocaust at the hands of the vengeful humans. After approximately 500 years of struggle, King Medeus, the sole-survivor of the earth dragon tribe, finally managed to unite enough surviving manaketes from all different tribes to create the Dolhr Empire (about 2,500 years before Awakening). Now, with a formal army of their own, they were able to efficiently protect themselves from the humans and start the rebuilding process. Having hundreds of years of wisdom and experience, they were able to rebuild a powerful empire once again. This time was different, though. Their empire was not nearly as large as before and it was no longer the dawn of man; they had finished evolving and were now prospering. Rather than try to live in peace with their new human neighbors, the manaketes wanted vengeance for what the humans did during their retaliation. The rapidly expanding Dolhr Empire began a genocide against the humans, once again enslaving them. The conditions this time around were far more brutal than they were 500 years ago, with the goal being to work the humans to death.

After the manaketes had once again reclaimed dominance, a group led by a man named Anri (of whom Marth is a descendant of) gathered an army and rose up to disband the Dolhr empire. Wielding Falchion (of which he stole), Anri managed to killed Medeus. The death of the king did not completely disband the Dolhr Empire, though as part of the post-war treaty it was reduced to a puny little nation. The intent was to not completely disband the empire; the humans did not want the manaketes to be forced to integrate into their society nor did they wish for the complete extinction of the manaketes. As much as the humans hated the manaketes, they did not wish for a sentient race to be wiped out. By allowing them to keep a tiny nation of their own it ensured the manaketes would have a place to live entirely segregated from humans while being too small to pose a real threat to the humans.

Some time passed and things were relatively peaceful, aside from some political struggles. Some kingdoms were created and others were divided. One of the most prominent divisions was when Anri’s kingdom, Altea, was split into two nations (Altea and Gra) due to an issue over inheritance when he died. Eventually, a group of scholars were experimenting with magic when a man named Gharnef became corrupted by a dark spell. No longer the intelligent, sane student he once was before, he went on to resurrect Medeus. Using his position as a human he was able to help Medeus discreetly build up the Dolhr Empire which eventually started aggressively expanding and wreaking havoc again. When the Dolhr Empire finally reached Gra and Altean soil, they stood together to face the invading manaketes. During the Dolhr invasion, Gra betrayed Altea in an attempt to gain control of both of the countries, killing King Cornelius (Hero-King Marth’s father) and stealing Falchion in the process. Marth was exiled from the nation along with a small army of loyalists which prompted him to travel from place to place building up his army and uniting nations under his command until he had an army strong enough to defeat the Dolhr Empire. Using the legendary treasures he had acquired from the various nations he had united (including the now-reclaimed Falchion and the Shield of Seals) he repeated history by impaling Medeus with Falchion, effectively killing him once again.

Gharnef managed to survive this encounter by temporarily storing his soul in the Fire Emblem gemstone darksphere (also referred to as Sable, the gem held by Plegia) and soon returned about ten years later. At this time, the amount of kingdoms that had encompassed the Continent of Archanea had been reduced to only two: Altea and the Kingdom of Archanea. The rest of the countries chose to be permanently annexed by Altea under the rule of King Marth. Gharnef managed to instigate a war between the two countries (and close allies) by using darksphere to corrupt the soul of Archanea’s emperor, Hardin. Eventually Marth and the Altean army learned of this and, after exhausting their options, were forced to kill Hardin. Altea and Archanea went on to kill Gharnef who had managed to resurrect Medeus yet again. This time Medeus was not an earth dragon, the last of his kind, but rather a twisted monstrosity referred to as a “shadow dragon.” Marth used Falchion to kill Medeus once again and while he was dying claimed that he could always return as long as there was evil in men’s hearts. Archanea then chose to officially join Altea under the rule of the hero-king Marth who saved the world from Medeus not once, but twice. Marth became the “king of kings” as the entire continent of Archanea was united as one massive country under his control.

Centuries of peace then went on, lasting for over one thousand years. It was then, 1,000 years before Awakening, that Grima came to be. The earth dragons had not simply disappeared inside the Dragon’s Table, rather they… festered. Nearly 2,000 years being imprisoned in the Dragon’s Table stewing in their own corruption made them slowly merge into one massive, evil entity: Grima. (This is where a great deal of ambiguity arises in the lore as lots of things were left unspecified, including how Grima was released from the Dragon’s Table for the first time. Either way, he was.) Naga, taking notice, took the current ruler of Archanea and renewed the strength of the Fire Emblem and Falchion through the awakening ritual, effectively creating the first Exalt. The (unnamed) first exalt defeated Grima and resealed him for another 1,000 years. It was then that everyone agreed that the newly revitalized Fire Emblem was far too powerful to be guarded in one piece by one man. This was referred to as the Schism; Archanea was separated into three different countries (Ylisse, Plegia, and Regna Ferox), each tasked with guarding one of the gemstones. To further balance things, they sent one of the gemstones overseas to the Continent of Valm where it became guarded by Chon’sin. They gave the final one to the daughter of Naga herself, Tiki, who was finally able to live freely even though the Shield of Seals lacked all five gemstones. After 2,000 years Naga had finally built up enough energy to place a blessing on the Shield of Seals that was strong enough to keep Tiki safe even without the gemstones.

A lot can change in a thousand years, however. The three countries began developing their own traditions and cultures and gradually drifted apart even though they were once the same. Eventually, one power-hungry ruler decided to invade one of the other countries in an attempt to gain more power. Of course, this was the “holy crusade” Chrom’s father launched against Plegia. Prior to this, the Grimleal was little more than a tiny cult, but since Ylisse was using their exalted status and faith in Naga as an excuse to justify the invasion, more and more Plegians joined the cult to “oppose the goddess that would send an army against them,” eventually resulting in it being the major religion of Plegia. It was after this “holy crusade” against Plegia that was ended by the death of Chrom’s father that the events of Fire Emblem Awakening happened.

As a side note, after Marth became the “hero-king” and the “king of kings,” the manaketes integrated into mainstream society. It would still take time for the wounds between manaketes and humans to heal, but Marth had proven that the two could live together in harmony. While many manaketes chose to fight for their king, Medeus, many chose to resist him and fought alongside Marth (such as Bantu and Tiki). The thing is, there were also many humans who fought for Medeus, whether as slaves or people who were promised power. It showed that they weren’t so different after all and simply acted by whatever they thought was right.

There is one more story that happened during this series, however. Sometime between the events of Shadow Dragon and Mystery of the Emblem, the side story of Fire Emblem Gaiden took place on the continent of Valentia (which became the modern day Continent of Valm).

When the Dolhr Empire was first stripped of its power, many manaketes had moved to Valentia as the people there actually worshiped manaketes as paragons. While some manaketes probably went for the hero worship, many went because they knew they could live there peacefully, exhausted from the seemingly endless conflict between humans and manaketes back on the Continent of Archanea.

Regardless, it was during this time that the two countries of Valentia went to war. The northern country, Rigel, revered the god Duma and the southern country, Zofia, revered the goddess Mila. Though the two gods are siblings, they disagreed over how humanity should led. Duma believed humanity should work towards progress and gaining power and Mila believed humanity should strive towards peace and pleasure. This resulted in Zofia being too laid back and Rigel being too strict. This made both countries start to crumble even though they were on the opposite ends of the spectrum. To try to earn victory, Duma created a Falchion of his own (Yes, there is more than one Falchion. Three to be exact.) with the intent to seal Mila in it. Though his followers were successful in defeating Mila and sealing her away in the Falchion, Alm managed to seize control of it and proceeded to defeat Duma. As both were sealed away within the Falchion and defeated, they both fell into a great slumber, one they have not awoken from yet. Before they they slipped away, they concluded that humanity needs a balance of both work and pleasure to grow great and their religions were merged into one. They entrusted Alm, the new king of the Continent of Valentia, with deciding its fate.

It seems a bit redundant to summarize the plot of Awakening as I’m sure you all know what happens there, so I’ll leave that be.

A mix for doomed queens, powerful witches, and ladies with a penchant for poisons. [listen here]

broken crown, mumford & sons; house of the rising sun, lauren o’connell; born to die, lana del rey; how’m i supposed to die, civil twilight; bones, ms mr; if i had a heart, fever ray; youth, daughter; blinding, florence + the machine; feral love, chelsea wolfe; hurricane, ms mr; somewhere a clock is ticking, snow patrol; seven devils, florence + the machine; glory and gore, lorde; navigate, band of skulls;