field thistle

So I wanna throw this out here cause I feel like a lot of people in the AA fandom often characterize Klavier as rather arrogant and stuck up. Idk why but I’ve seen him written as a jerk that behaves like he’s entitled to Apollo and only cares about his fame.

But that’s not true. Let me remind everyone that he’s one of the few prosecutors in this game that has never harassed the main character, who actually cared about finding the truth from the very beginning, and has confidence in his talents. Not ONCE did he ever harass Apollo. Reminder, Ema Skye didn’t like him cause she thought his “famous” persona was annoying. But that does NOT mean he is a bad person.

His character development is just different. I see him more as a “poppy in a field of thistles.” He’s a genuinely good person but all his life he’s been surrounded by corruption that he’s never known about. His brother (whom I assume he looked up to), his band, and even the law itself.

The reason why I feel like Apollo and Klavier have chemistry is because Apollo is the one that helped pulled him out of that corruption and resolved all of the emotional baggage he had. He essentially saved Klavier’s life. Klavier would feel eternally grateful for that.

And obviously Klavier would feel bad for ruining Wright’s career. In fact, I feel like Klavier would be scarred for the rest of his life for that. Because he truly cares about the people in his life. His development comes from having to let go of his past life (Kristoph and his band) and moving forward.

I believe Phoenix would feel like he deserved his disbarment cause it was a big mistake to knowingly present unknown “evidence.” Phoenix forgave Klavier immediately for the incident between them cause he was “simply doing his job.”

Then one day Phoenix overheard Klavier playing piano and jokingly said, “who would’ve thought that you were better than me at both of my jobs!” But rather than laugh, Klavier freezes up and starts crying over the amount of guilt he feels for what he did. And he tries to hide it too!! The amount of emotional trauma he feels must be immense and he doesn’t deserve to be characterized as a jerk.

At least that’s what I think. Let Klavier cry 2k17! He’s a good person!

INVITATION

Oh do you have time
to linger
for just a little while
out of your busy
and very important day
for the goldfinches
that have gathered
in a field of thistles
for a musical battle,
to see who can sing
the highest note,
or the lowest,
or the most expressive of mirth,
or the most tender?
Their strong, blunt beaks
drink the air
as they strive
melodiously
not for your sake
and not for mine
and not for the sake of winning
but for sheer delight and gratitude—
believe us, they say,
it is a serious thing
just to be alive
on this fresh morning
in the broken world.
I beg of you,
do not walk by
without pausing
to attend to this
rather ridiculous performance.
It could mean something.
It could mean everything.
It could be what Rilke meant, when he wrote:
You must change your life.

MARY OLIVER

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Plant of the Day

Saturday 26 August 2017

On the sandy and pebbly beaches of Shetland, Scotland, the herbaceous perennial wildflower Sonchus arvensis (field milk thistle, perennial sow-thistle, corn sow thistle) was flowering. The root system has creeping stolons, and the yellow flowers are followed by white, fluffy seed heads as a result in some places this plant is considered a problematic weed.

Jill Raggett

Kurama’s Garden

Originally posted by wilted-scenes

There is a plant native to the deeper reaches of Makai called the Sleeping Thistle that has some of the most beautiful blossoms.  It grows in bushes that can sometimes cover entire fields.  The flowers are large with wide spreading petals that can come in a variety of colors but they are always vivid.  However beautiful it may be, this species of flora is dangerous.  The Sleeping Thistle is predatory and when it senses life near it, it exudes a powerful aroma that attracts the affected to come closer.  

Once near, the prickly leaves exude a toxin that lulls the victim into a deep sleep that renders them almost into a coma.  Then it’s roots begin to grow and will completely cover the body within a day.  This is the only way that the Sleeping Thistle can survive and this would mean that the fields of Sleeping Thistle are just one large graveyard.

While Kurama doesn’t grow it within his personal garden, he has some seeds.  Leaves harvested from this bush can be brewed into a tea or made into a potion for a powerful sedative and sleep aid.  The petals can be used to craft aphrodisiacs.

355- Roost

Flying Type: Charm. Replenish your energy with this simple sleep sachet. Please keep in mind, that I am new to sachets, and so this is pretty experimental, so feel free (as always) to change things to suit your needs. If you find something that works better for you, I’d like to hear. There’s always room to improve!

What You’ll Need~

  • Field thistle down (the soft white stuff attached to the seed)
  • 2 willow leaves
  • 1 vanilla bean/1-2 drops of vanilla extract
  • 1-2 sprigs of lavender
  • 1 small piece of amethyst
  • 1 pale blue pouch or bag

Procedure~

  1. Assemble ingredients, and put them into the sachet. Honestly, the amount you put in depends on size, but the numbers given above are just what I personally think.
  2. Whisper to the sachet, “It’s time to rest and reenergize, until once again it’s time to rise.”
  3. Put it under your pillow or near you when you’re ready to sleep.

TIPS

  • Milkweed down is a suitable replacement for that of thistle.
  • I’ve heard that when putting crystals into sachets you should use the slim chips, which makes sense, so if you do put your sachet under your pillow it won’t be so lumpy.
Things I think of when I think of the signs
  • Aries: bonfires, skydiving, volcanoes, rollercoasters, tigers, road rage, spontaneous adventures
  • Taurus: mountains, statues, rainy days, hot fudge sundaes, red wine, dirt roads, movie nights with friends
  • Gemini: birds, hard liquor, rubix cubes, ocean breeze, house parties, reflections, dandelions
  • Cancer: warm blankets, fireplaces, hot apple cider, freshly baked bread, hand-knit sweaters, humming a familiar tune
  • Leo: ferraris, gold, big cities, fedoras, lightning, disco balls, starry skies, high heels
  • Virgo: old books, forests, museums, log cabins, black coffee, vinyl records, oxford shoes
  • Libra: diamonds, velvet, lip gloss, sapphires, bubblegum, elegant gowns, champagne, calm waves
  • Scorpio: blood, daggers, red lipstick, horror films, halloween, plunging necklines, secrets, gothic cathedrals
  • Sagittarius: cliffs, airplanes, hiking, salty pretzels, flannel shirts, vintage leather jackets
  • Capricorn: icicles, freshly washed clothes, corn fields, thistles, horseback riding, sunrise, snow cones
  • Aquarius: clouds, flat caps, spaceships, ferry rides, finger painting, glow sticks
  • Pisces: rainbows, jumpropes, charm bracelets, spun sugar, karma, unicorns, pixie dust, dreams