Aries: Your hero. Your fun loving wild child. The woman in a male dominated field. Your sportsman. Your adrenaline junkie. Your catalyst for chaos Expresses as excitable, decisive, unpredictable, defender, destructor, antagonist, revolutionary The Aries character is youthful, brave, competitive, and will do anything to win. A character with a strong will and even stronger body to follow. A character who triggers chaos to ease their own boredom. Likes wearing red. Has an equally fun loving and energetic dog that is adored. A character that is capable of working under high pressure situations like paramedicine or emergencies. A character that is fighting for her cause. Mars is the ruler of Aries and corresponds with accidents, a character that displays remarkable inner strength to recover from a trauma. A character who won’t hesitate charging into danger to save somebody. Wonder Woman.
Taurus Your figure of beauty. Your desired one. Your affluent one. The stylish artist. Your business owner. Your hippie. Your hopeless romantic. Expresses as socially graceful and considerate. May be very indulgent. A character who knows how to enjoy the good things in life. A socialite. A character who loves throwing dinner parties. A savvy business woman with elegance, beauty, and sass. A character longing for traditional, classical romance in a world that seems to have forgotten what that is. A character who suffers financial instabilities. Has a taste for the aesthetic. Loves to stylise. A character who can play instruments or write music. The beautiful girl next door. A character working at the art gallery longing for her portraits to be on the wall. A woman who runs the floors of Wall Street with her stunning heels and pink blazer.
Gemini Your main voice. Your student. Your teacher. Your intellect. Your author. Your gossip. Your talkative barista. Your school starter Expresses as clever, charming, and a little cunning. A unpredictable character. Your character who shuts down debate instantly with wicked wit. She could be comedic. She may speak many languages. She may be a professional student. A character who is the ‘go to’ when people have questions. A character who is always using her phone. A character who seems to know everything about everyone. A character that you never quite figure out what the real intention was. Likes to wear fresh, cute and youthful outfits. A character who takes off in a moment’s notice, and plays the devil’s advocate. A character who is underestimated due to her scattered and erratic behaviour but solves great codes or crimes or mysteries. Fyi. Sherlock Holmes was a Gemini
Cancer: Your mystical fantasy. The adored child of the family. Your first time mother. Your People’s Princess. Your Queen Mother. Your witch or sorceress. The family matriarch Expresses emotional and maternal qualities, often moody, easily provoked, imaginative, and nostalgic The Cancer character is protective. She could be a psychic or receive messages from crossed ancestors. Likes wearing darker hues. Maybe also a cross. A character who may be lost in time or attempting to run or heal from her past, one who makes admirable sacrifices. This character prefers to be home with loved ones and retains traditional values. She may live in a house the family has had for decades, probably haunted. Very caring and sensitive, could be a nurse, counsellor, or work with children. A character who has a vivid and intriguing inner life that is shut off to others. A character who is reuniting with her family or meeting her mother for the first time.
Leo: Your starring role. Your Queen. Your dramatic teenager. Your aspiring actor or artist. Your Prince Charming. Expresses the graces and faults of youth, playfulness and fun, leadership and dignity. The Leo character is noble, honest, strong willed, and creative. This is the one who lights up the room. Well liked, but sometimes misunderstood.She may live in a palace, a place of privilege, or more likely a chic and stylish decorated apartment with her prized animal. Likes wearing gold. Will go into battle. But gets very wounded in battle. A character who is trying to feel comfortable in her own skin, a character who expresses with pride and confidence but is secretly very unsure, a character who has overcome all the odds to reach their dreams and rule the world in some form
Virgo Your intellectual progeny. Your puzzle master. Your dedicated and deserving labourer. Your problem solver. Your domestic eccentric. Expresses as competent but self doubtful, has perfectionist tendencies, is very helpful and knowledgable, can be socially awkward in conversation until she is completely comfortable. A character who has odd rituals or phobias. A character who is a nurse or a nursing student. A character who has gruelling self expectation and goes to extremes. A character suffering a health crisis or a character who solves medical mysteries. A character who is special and can decipher number riddles and patterns Appearance can be very primed to perfection. The home can have a unique, very personal set up that reflects deeply ingrained rituals, it may be A character who is under appreciated. A character who carries out secret acts of altruism. Bree on Desperate Housewives is a good but extreme example of a Virgo character
Libra The King’s daughter. Your object of desire. Your hopeless romantic. Your sweetheart. Your lawyer. Your court room darling. Your heartbreaker Expresses as sociable and friendly. Is easily well liked but has quite intense self doubt. Can routinely fall dangerously in love because of her vivid fantasy life. The friend everyone calls when they need a hand, an ear, or a heart. A character who crumbles when she is alone. A character who runs a law firm and throws the best parties like she has a day and night personality. A character who sacrifices everything for love. A character who has dreamed of her wedding since she was a child. A character who has a gleaning, blissful, classical image of romance in her mind. A character who is written off for her femininity or ideals but has a blade on her tongue during debate and slices just about anyone. Well styled, complementary dressed, nothing outlandish but nothing boring. Likes to accessorise. Home is cordially decorated and symmetrical. A character who is forced to choose between her head and her heart. A character who is fighting injustice against a big corporation or government. A dancer who is forced to choose between love and her art
Scorpio Your anointed one. Your gifted one. Your medium. Your seducer. Your revealer. Your hidden catalyst. Your troubled one. Expresses as secretive, knowledgable, calculative, sensitive, and intense. Can easily throw off weaker characters. Can be the intriguing object of desire. A character who is a detective. A character who can read people’s minds. A character who doesn’t trust other people. Scorpio is watery and medicinal, the character could be a grand healer or crone. A character who is a witch or gets involved in dark occult. A character who is forced to undergo psychoanalysis but systematically erodes the mind of the psychiatrist in the process. Lives in the house down the end of the street with the forbidding black fence and cemetery gates with a pet crow A character who uncovers conspiracies or government corruption. A character who follows the trail of serial killers and never fails. A character who assists dead people crossing over. A character that is instantly respected regardless of social skills. A character who can’t help but seduce unsuspecting victims
Sagittarius Your free spirit. Your jet setter. Your foreigner. Your student. Your professor. Your life of the party. Your pilgrim. Your comic. Your philanthropist. Your genie in a bottle Expresses as fun loving, provocative, knowledgeable, open minded, pleasure seeking. A character who has a remarkable change of fortune. A character who celebrates culture, freedom, and life. A character who can provoke tension due to her sharp honesty. A character that wanders endlessly but doesn’t want to be found. A character that lives out of her suitcase and wears flowers in her hair and follows the festivals around. Jupiter is the ruler of Sagittarius so this character has numerous lucky breaks. Earthy, festive, and bohemian styling, cool and casual A character that never gives her real name or address, aspiring to escape the memories and confines of her home town. A character that experiences an enlightenment and goes completely off the grid. A character who falls in love abroad or meets a guru with profound spiritual truths, a character on a journey
Capricorn Your Cinderella story. Your rags to riches Princess. Your leader. Your corporate ruler. Your battler. Your old soul. Your matriarch or patriarch. Expresses as focused, resourceful, dedicated, loyal, overcomes the odds, graceful, elegant, powerful , formidable A character who proves herself against the odds. A character who inspires and leads the way while secretly doubting herself. A character who is a master or expertise of their trade. A character that missed out on childhood. A character with an absent father. A character who has generated remarkable wisdom during her short time on earth. A character who can stop or change time. A character that owns a clock with everyone’s date of mortality. Appearance is sharp, classical, elegant, conservative, dapper May live in a noted part of town or in a well known building considering Capricorn’s social prestige. A character who relentlessly chases her dream. A character who expires through her story from heartache to success. A teacher. A business woman. An expert on intricate statistics. A character who feels like death is always chasing her
Aquarius Your genius. Your eccentric. Your mad professor. Your enigmatic air fairy. Your revolutionary. Your conspiracist. Your misfit. Expresses as highly intelligent, peculiar, outlandish, compassionate, unpredictable, free spirited, intriguing. A character who is relentless and frenetic about proving her unorthodox theories. A radical protestor. An environmental warrior. A character with secret alien friends. A character that experiments with everything with natural style and flair. Unusual or striking appearance, a teal haired character with purple contacts Aquarius is a character who has a lot of friends and appreciates unity. A character who inspires other people to join her plight against an injustice. A character from a small part of the world given nothing but a voice to change the world. A character who indulges in the Aquarian utopia that has been created in the near future
Pisces Your inspiration. Your salient chameleon. Your lover. Your sacrifice. Your Fairy Godmother. Your mythical creature Expresses as highly sensitive, emotional, withdrawing, creative, mysterious, tempting, and delirious. A character who is spiritual and has psychic gifts. A character that listens to fairies. A character who dreams herself into new worlds every night. The Pisces character is gifted, multifaceted, receptive, and intuitive. She can instantly tell if somebody is happy or sad before they say anything at all so she knows all the time that people lie. Styled in darker or purple hues with thick coated mascara. Wears a cross or a symbol. Lives alone because she needs to escape from people. A character who is trying to support and heal people from their mental illness while suffering it herself. A character that receives frequent psychic prophecies. A character who can see what other people can’t. A character that deals with inhuman experiences in a human world. A healer, a witch doctor, a medicine woman, an evangelist
Me: Oh so you are in favor of throwing the mighty from their thrones and lifting up the lowly, selling everything you have and giving it to the poor, feeding the hungry, visiting those in prison and fighting against all injustice? Liberation for the captives?
So I’ve been reading The Burglary by Betty Medsger. Just finished it last night- once I started it I couldn’t really put it down.
It’s a fantastic book and y’all should read it. It’s a historical account of the Media burglary- a small group of antiwar protestors stole every record from a small FBI office in Media, PA, and leaked it to the press. What they found helped expose an FBI program called COINTELPRO- a massive campaign to spy on and neutralize ‘dissidents’ like civil rights protestors.
The FBI spied on anyone who was even remotely ‘seditious’. We’re talking Ray Bradbury here, people who weren’t even activists and just talked about not lying down and taking tyranny up the butt. It’s fucking horrifying.
….I guess the takeaway here is, well, a couple things.
a) Every mess we’re in right now is either directly or indirectly the fault of J. Edgar Hoover. One unelected political appointee with an agenda fucked up American politics forever.
b) We need to watch the government like a hawk to make sure they can’t get away with shit like that again. The FBI and NSA both share some of the bloated bureaucracy and overreach that Hoover introduced to the FBI– at worst, they’re incapable of dealing with real criminals because they’re too busy focusing on minor political dissidence at home.
c) …My opinion of a lot of the violent ‘60s underground has kind of changed thanks to this book. It’s impossible to tell how much violent crazy bullshit that happened in the ‘60s was originally planned by the people who carried it out, and how much they did at the urging of undercover FBI operatives who wanted an excuse to arrest them. They’re still at fault for going through with it, don’t get me wrong, but considering that in some places every black student was under surveillance, every group of protestors was considered a threat that needed to be taken down with dirty tricks,and the FBI gave a lot of activist groups every tool they’d need to commit a crime… well. Things were a lot worse than they should have been.
d) Nonviolent resistence doesn’t have to be spineless. It’s not a choice between ‘limpidly calling your senator a few times a year’ and ‘throwing bricks through windows’. Nonviolent resistance and civil disobedience can be as forceful and passionate as any violent protest. I’m not saying y’all should go out and try to rob an FBI office right now (hi, Mr. NSA!) but I am saying maybe we should study the Freedom Riders and the anti-Vietnam protestors a little more. Figure out what they did that worked, and start doing things like it.
e) We can resist. And at least in the short term, we can win. We can change things for the better.
As you may have noticed, a certain writer that is on your payroll has raised the ire of your fans. Again. The fans who buy your stuff. The fans who love the characters that you are responsible for. The fans who do not exist for you to insult and walk over time and time again.
Hydra!Cap was bad enough. People were offended and horrified, even though we knew it was going to be just a cheap publicity stunt in the end. You didn’t fool us, we knew it wasn’t going to be permanent. But that doesn’t change the fact that you allowed your certain writer to spit on Jack Kirby and Joe Simon’s legacies as well as the fans who idolize the character and looked to him for comfort during a difficult time, insulted all of these people, for a juvenile attention grab.
Another blow was the removal of the Jewish heritage of Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch. Why was this done? Any reason? Other than…I can’t even think of a reason other than pure idiocy. What is even the hell. It did not help matters at all that in the Age of Ultron film that these two characters were made into Hydra agents as well.
And speaking of.
…You done fucked up now.
Magneto is not only your most well-known Jewish character and a Holocaust survivor, but he is probably one of the most well known fictional Jewish Holocaust survivors in all of fiction. He is someone who is intimately shaped by his Jewish heritage and by his horrific experiences during the Holocaust where his entire family was systematically murdered. He is someone who made “Never Again” his mantra for life. It is what drives him. Although he has undeniably done terrible, even unforgivable, things, every decision he makes is driven by his desire to never allow what happened to him or his family to ever happen to anyone. His trauma is what has driven him to hate humanity as a whole.
And who traumatized him? Who murdered his family and his people and who tried to wipe out his culture? Who does Magneto hate with every fiber of his being? Who has he constructed himself to oppose?
The Nazis. The same Nazis who, in your universe, created Hydra. You’ve tried your best to whitewash Hydra and make it look cute what with Bob and everything, but your fans know better. They are, and have always been, Nazis.
And you are having Magneto join them.
It doesn’t matter that it’s probably a stunt. It doesn’t matter that if it’s not, it’s all going to be retconned away by the time my nail polish dries. It doesn’t matter.
Do you know the world that you live in? It is a world where anti-Semitism is on the rise. It is a world where Jewish schools receive bomb threats and children live in fear. It is a world where people genuinely are terrified that another Night of Broken Glass will happen or that Muslims and other marginalized groups are going to be carted away to camps. It is a world where people with Nazi sentiments are in high positions of the US and other governments and are abusing their power.
You cannot do what you are doing in this world.
In the late 1930s and early 1940s when the world was bleak and hatred was festering in every part of the world and growing stronger, comic book writers and artists, many or even most of whom were Jewish, gave people heroes. When the US had yet to enter WWII and the American Nazi party was large and growing, two Jewish men created a hero and draped him in the American flag and had him punch Hitler square in the face. They kept writing this hero even as they received threats and the mayor of New York City had to step in to protect them. Your distinguished competition created an immigrant from another world who used the traits of his homeland to fight injustice. They created a woman who was stronger than any man and whose compassion was stronger than any hatred. And you, in the 1960s, created a supposed villain who drove himself into becoming what he was so that what happened to him and his family would never be allowed to happen again.
Your certain writer thinks he’s being clever and commenting on the nature of the world today. He is wrong. We know the world is in a bad place. We know how scary things are. We know corruption looms everywhere and that hate is omnipresent. We live on planet Earth. We’ve seen this shit first hand. We don’t need to be told this.
We need heroes. We need to be told that it is possible to fight this evil. We need to be told that there is hope. That the future is bright if we work hard. Even if one of those heroes is a villain half the time, we need them. We don’t need you erasing these people’s identities, even for a second.
And it you won’t give us what we need, we will give it to ourselves. Fan culture is stronger now than it has ever been. If you won’t treat your characters and most importantly your FANS with respect, we will do it for ourselves. We do not need you. But you need us. And you need to remember that.
The 8th house is considered the house that controls sex, taboos, death, and rebirth/reinvention. Ruled by Scorpio and Pluto- it is an intense and mysterious house. It is a darker house, and looking into your 8th house placements can help you fully understand your self.
Sun 8th: Very perceptive. You can always trust their intuition as this placement is known for its ‘physic abilities.’ These people are always prepared; born ready.
Moon in 8th: Similar to Sun in 8th as they are perceptive; but not in a physic way. They can read others insanely well and have future predicting qualities that accompany this. This placement makes for great counselors.
Mercury in 8th: Very private people. Possesses a serious, deep mentality and are very curious. Resolute in their interests.
Venus in 8th: Seductive qualities they may be oblivious to. Profound wisdom in their interactions and communications. Tendency of magnetic attraction.
Mars in 8th: Very independent. Known as one of the most sexual placements, physical attraction and connection with your partner is highly valued. Constantly looking for answers, even if they project confidence.
Jupiter in 8th: Generous and strive for good fortune. Equipped with incredible instincts, this placement stops at nothing to fight against injustice. Represents balance in life.
Saturn in 8th: You feel things deeply but refuse to be overemotional. Skeptical and can be apprehensive, but this is due to your great intuition.
Uranus in 8th: Another placement similar to moon in 8th. A huge placement for psychologists as you see everything seriously and deeply. Always looking for ways to reinvent themselves.
Neptune in 8th: Sensitive, yet secretive about it. You struggle with a constant desire for something more making you over analyze life and see more than there is.
Pluto in 8th: Has a high intensity and is very passionate. You love to come off as mysterious. You have a strong need for control and change is important to you.
I really want an event where Lucio and Symmetra take down Vishkar. It could be story based like Uprising.
We could first get a Lucio animated short that mentions his rebellion against Vishkar and focuses on his music tour, where he fights off people who are trying to get him and how he travels to places Vishkar is in to garner support against the corporation.
Next we get a comic where Symmetra finds out the horrible actions of Vishkar and Lucio ends up getting that info.
And then a comic before the event where Lucio is gathering a revolt to finally take down Vishkar and Symmetra joins in, though she is still hesitant to work with Lucio.
Then in the event we get two game modes you get to choose from:
1) We play as Symmetra’s espionage team taking down Vishkar in one part of Utopaea. We get a beginning cutscene narrated by Satya talking about her background, growing up with Vishkar and how they shaped her, and how she feels betrayed. But she is still willing to correct the wrongs of Vishkar and how she feels this is a good first step towards redemption, even if she doubts herself.
2) we play as Lucio’s revolt team taking down Vishkar in another part of Utopaea. The beginning cutscene is narrated by Lucio, who talks about his childhood and living in Rio, how it shaped him, and the injustice Vishkar put on them. Talks about why he feels the need to fight with world against injustice, and though he’s still unsure about Symmetra he still sees the that Vishkar has wronged her and also subjected her to injustice, and that he doesn’t doubt she has a good heart.
Throughout the game both Symmetra and Lucio’s team interact with each other through intercoms. Also the OW team that answered the Recall join in.
New legendaries for Symmetra and Lucio based on the event. Orisa also gets a legendary (for her and Efi’s support of Lucio), Doomfist gets a legendary (a combination of Talon and Vishkar aesthetic that shows Talon has been working with Vishkar), and a legendary for Ana (maybe she got in trouble with Vishkar during her travels, also she needs a legendary).
this is a tale, a tale of a coward. the tale of “never good enough” and “always behind,” the tale of failures and heartbreaks and fears. it is a tale of a boy who abandons his best friends in times of need: during the triwizard tournament, during the horcrux hunt. it is a tale of a youngest brother struggling to keep up, who dreams of glory and honor and fame. it is a tale of the sidekick, the best friend, the second-in-command.
this is a tale, a tale of a hero. the tale of overcoming feelings of inferiority and a sense of resentment, the tale of loyalty and bravery and persistence. it is a tale of a boy who returns to his best friends in times of need: who hugs another young boy in the common room, gruff with choked up emotion, a boy who sheepishly returns to a winter search with renewed determination. it is a tale of a quidditch player who practices day and night for a sport he loves, whose confidence claims him chants of “weasley is our king, he didn’t let the quaffle in…”
this is a tale, a tale of an extraordinary boy in extraordinary circumstances. the tale of a boy who offers his sandwiches to a stranger, a boy who scoffs at blood purity and combats injustice, who fights for his friends. it is a tale of a boy who becomes a man; not perfect, not flawless, but mature enough to learn and realize and grow. it is a tale of a steady, true, indispensable companion whose generosity and bravery and good old fashioned wits turn the battle’s tide, a tale of a hero in his own right. it is a tale of a defiant battle cry, a shouted “he beat you!” and a shattered silence charm, a scream that frees hogwarts’s defenders.