forgotten-child

anonymous asked:

LISTEN YOU GOTTA FUCKEN UPDATE THE MAFIA AU IT IS YOUR NEAR-FORGOTTEN CHILD!

I PROMISE I AM GOING TO UPDATE IT IN A FEW DAYS
Like
It takes a long time to make, comic pages are harder than stand along pieces and it takes me time not only to draw and color it and what not, but also just to plan the layout and flow, and stuff ^^;
So please be patient, I definitely haven’t forgotten about i, it just takes a lot of time and in the meanwhile I do enjoy having other things to do like the Siren AU and dance series!

I just wanted to belong

A/N: Happy Angst Appreciation Day round three, it’s a day late, but life happens. Reader is Dean’s 17 year old daughter who has a twin brother named Robby.

Dean x Daughter!Reader    Sam x Sister!Reader

Originally posted by sammy-samulet

You stood at the counter of the diner trying to decide if you should go back to the booth where your father, uncle, and twin brother sat, or if you’d have a better time alone at the counter. You’d gone up to ask for more napkins to clean up a spill that Robby, your twin had made. However glancing back you saw that they had waved down the waitress who your dad and brother were both flirting with.

With the roll of your eyes you took a seat at the counter; knowing you’d actually enjoy your meal if you weren’t near your father or brother.

You loved them both dearly and at one point your entire family was so close knit that your absence would have been noticed right away. However as you grew older the bond you shared with your twin and father began to disappear and once you started going on hunts with your dad and uncle, it all but vanished.

At first you told yourself that you were overreacting; that your father was just constantly worried about you, but as time went on you saw how close Robby and your dad still were, yet you remained on the outside.

It was something that your dad and brother both seemed oblivious to. Whenever you’d try to involve yourself in what they were doing they would send you away with some excuse as to why you couldn’t participate with them and soon you just stopped asking.

This never seemed to effect them, but it sure effected you.

Your father and Robby might not have seen what they were doing, but your Uncle Sam sure did. At first he tried to stick up for you, pointing out to Dean all the times it seemed that Robby and him would purposefully leave you out. Dean would deny it and after countless arguments with no change Sam stopped trying. Instead he became the figure in your life you so desperately wanted.

Still, there were times that Sam got sucked into whatever fun Robby and your dad were having; leaving you to be the outsider in your family again.

It was a role you learned to accept and gave up hope that it’d change.

Keep reading

Monsters and Mythological Creatures

So, someone asked about monsters, and since I’ve been hoarding this long list of mythical beings for one of my own stories for the last like, three years, I decided to finally share it! This list is divided into categories for specific types of creatures. Each creature is accompanied by a definition or description, where it’s from, and other useful information.

Here we go:

SPIRITS AND GHOSTS: 

  • Arae(Greek Mythology): Female spirits of curses, particularly curses that are placed by the dead, on the person responsible for their death.
  • Banshee(Gaelic Lore): A female spirit who brings death to her victim by screeching or wailing. Often depicted wearing green or red robes, with hair being described as either orange, red or yellow to mimic the flicker of flames. Can appear as a young beautiful women, or an old and frightening ‘hag’
  • Black Dog/Hell Hounds: Usually depicted as large, ghostly looking black dogs that come from hell. Typically, they roam the streets at night looking for pray to drag back to hell or devour. 
  • Bogle(Gaelic Lore): A ghost like being whose sole purpose is to frighten and confuse humans and other creatures.
  • (El) Coco/  Cucuí (Typically Hispanic or Latin american Folklore) : A ghost like monster, much like the american boogeyman, used to strike fear into children. The description changes among different cultures. Sometimes described as ghosts with pumpkin heads, as large rattling skeletons, a female humanoid alligator like creature, or even a dragon like creature. (as a child, I imagined them more like skeleton ghosts) 
  •  Demons : Malevolent spirits from Hell 
  • Fox Spirits (Popular among Asian Folklore) : The Fox Spirit or the Nine Tailed Fox is a common spirit among east Asian cultures, usually depicted as a familiar with great magic power. They are often devious or mischievous, with a bad habit of tricking people. Usually, they are also capable of shape shifting into beautiful women. They can be a good, or a bad omen. Known as the  húli jīng (fox spirit) in China, the kitsune (fox) in Japan, and the kumiho (nine-tailed fox) in Korea.
  • Gashadokuro(Japanese Mythology): Spirits of people who died of starvation or in battle, and did not receive a proper burial. They take the form of massive skeletons, apparently 15 times taller then the average human. They roam the world after midnight, capturing lone travelers, and biting off their heads to drink their blood. They are said to be invisible and invincible. Though they can be warded off with  Shinto charms, and it’s said you can sense their presence if you hear a loud ringing in your ear. 
  • Ghosts: Spirits of the undead that are trapped in the world of the living. Often resemble what they looked like alive, can be good, bad or neutral. 
  • Grim Reaper: The Physical embodiment of death, arrives to take your soul to the after life. 
  • Hulder or Huldra (Scandanvian Folklore) : Beautiful, seductive, female forest spirits that are primarily human with the exception of having a cows tail. Apparently come from beneath the earth, sometimes claimed to be a forgotten child of adam and eve. They are known as coal kindles, they would watch the fires of travelers while they slept, and ensure they would not go out. Males of this species are said to be hideous, with grotesquely long noses. 
  • Ifrit (Middle Eastern): A death spirit believed to be drawn in by the life force or blood of the murdered. They tend to be fiery in nature(literally), and are said to either take the form of the deceased they were attracted to, or the form of Satan himself. Can be good or evil or neutral, but mainly considered to be malevolent, vengeful, evil, ruthless, or wicked. 
  • Ittan-momen (Japanese Mythology): Now, this one sounds pretty harmless, but do not be fooled. Ittan-Momen is a sentient roll of cotton that flies through the air at night, and attacks and kills people by smothering them. 
  • Incubus: No, I do not mean the Rock Band. An Incubus is a male demon that lies upon it’s victim, and supposedly steals their life force by having repeated sex with them. Their female counterpart is called a succubus. 
  • Jinn (Arabian and Islamic mythology and theology) : Jinn, or more popularly known in western culture; the Genie, is a powerful spirit with free will, and thus can be good, evil, or neutral. Usually depicted with no spiritual form, or as humans with different animal parts, or as shadowy ghosts. Jinn play many different roles in different cultures. They are often seen as living in a parallel world to the human world. 
  • Keres (Greek Mythology) : Daughters of the goddess Nyx, spirits of violent or unpeaceful death. 
  • Kobalos (Greek Mythology) : Depicted as small, mischievous creatures that took to messing with people. They often pranked, frightened, or stole from people. In myth, they stole from Heracles while he slept. In one version, he gives them away as a present to the Lydian Queen. In another version, he forgives them, and lets them off the hook simply because he finds them amusing.  Greek myths depict the kobaloi as “impudent, thieving, droll, idle, mischievous, gnome-dwarfs”, and as “funny, little triksy elves” of a phallic nature. So they’re essentially annoying yet sort of funny gnome/elf/dwarves that resemble erect penises. Isnt mythology fun. 
  • La Llorona aka The Weeping Women (Popular in northern and southern american folklore) : Usually the Ghost of either a women who was scorned by a man, and now she hunts for other awful men. Or, the Ghost of a women who cries as she searches for her dead children. The most traditional or typical story tells of a women who drowns her children in the river out of spite when her husband leaves her for a younger women. After realizing her children are dead, and she can not find them, she drowns herself as well. In the after life, she is not permitted to move onto heaven. Her soul will not be able to find peace until she finds her children, and thus she is doomed to wander the earth in search of them. In some stories, she will take lone children that resemble her own, and drown them in the river so they can take her children’s place. 
  • Lamia(Greek Mythology) : A beautiful queen of Lybia. It’s said that she was a mistress of Zues. In one version, Zues’ Jealous wife Hera steals all of Lamias children, and turns her into a demon that hunts and devours others children. Other versions say that Hera killed all of Lamias children, and driven by the grief and suffering of her loss, goes insane, and starts stealing and eating others children out of envy. The repeated horrid act turns her into a monster. There is also a myth that Hera forced her to eat her own children, then cursed her to never be able to close her eyes, so that the image of her children's death will forever haunt her. Zues later grants her the ability to remove her eyes to appease her grief. In some descriptions, she has serpent like features, or the lower half of a snake. In others, her face is distorted. No matter the story however, it’s Hera’s fault. 
  • Lares (Roman Mythology) : House hold or guardian spirits that each family traditionally has around their grounds. Statues of domestic Lares were typically placed at the table for family meals. Their presence and worship seemed to be very important. 
  • Mare(Germanic or slavic Folklore) : a Ghost/ Spirirt or Goblin that sits on the chest of sleeping victims, and forces nightmares upon them. Other legends depict them as beautiful women that go into the dreams of men and seduce them before killing them. I personally prefer the sitting goblins. 
  • Neck or Nokken (Germanic and Scandinavian Folklore) : Water Spirits usually depicted as a a shadowy monster lurking in the water, it’s eyes just above the surface. Other times, it’s described as a beautiful young man playing the fiddle or violin while resting in the water. Their enchanting songs drew women, men and children to them. Sometimes they are said to be peaceful, and will simply play for the humans, or possibly even move into the home of one who has fallen in love with them (though they often do not stay long), and sometimes they are said to lure people to their death with their beautiful song. Don’t know about you, but I would totally take a cute guy playing the violin underneath a water fall over a creepy water submerged shadow, any day. 
  • Nymph (Greek Mythology) : Minor Nature Gods or spirits that tend to animate nature, and are viewed as beautiful, and free young (typically) women. There are several different types of Nymphs; Celestial Nymphs, Land Nymphs, Wood or Forest Nymphs, Plant/Flower Nymphs, Water Nymphs, and Underworld Nymphs. The most common are Dryads, that are Nymphs of the trees. Naiads, which are fresh Water Nymphs(ponds, fountains, springs, etc), and Auras which are basically air nymphs, or breezes. 
  • Poltergeist: (German for Noisy Spirit or Noisy Ghost) A Ghost that is capable of physicaly capable of sitrubing the human world. They are known for hitting, biting, pinching, scratching and tripping humans. They are also known for moving or levitating objects, and making loud knocking sounds. 
  • Sprites: Elemental, fairy like beings that are invisible to humans. Can be good or evil or neutral. Sylphs are sprites dedicate solely to the element of Air. 
  • Tikoloshe (Zulu Mythology) : A goblin, or dwarf like water spirit that can become invisible by drinking water. It is regarded as mischievous and evil. They can be called upon to cause trouble or to harm others. Best case scenario, they scare kids. Worst case scenario, they can bring you serious illness or even death. It’s usually described as a gremlin like demon with gauged out eyes. 




HALF HUMAN/ HUMANOID CREATURES: 

  • Aeternae: Creatures who supposedly attacked Alexander the Great, and killed many of his men with their bony, saw like protuberances that came from their head. 
  • Asanbosam (West African Folklore) : Hairy, ogre like vampiric creatures with iron teeth and iron hooks for feet. They live in the trees, and attack their victims from above. 
  • Adze (Ewe Folklore) : Another vampire like being in the form of a firefly, but will transform into a human if captured. In human form, they will possess people. People who are possessed are thought to be witches, and the people around the possessed with be affected negatively. As a firefly, they can phase through doors, and will suck the blood of sleeping people. The victims will eventually fall ill and die. 
  • Bisimbi Bi Masa (African Folklore) : Water Nymphs that reside in the Congo. They’re described as beautiful and seductive spirits that live in natural watery areas. They are known to cause awful skin diseases, which only their own haunting cries can cure. Which is weirdly twisted and cool? 
  • Brownies(Scottish FolkLore): Small, humanoid like creatures that sneak into peoples houses at night to do chores in exchange for their favorite foods. They will stop tending to a house if the owner misues them, or if their gifts of food are instead called payment. 
  • Changeling: A fairy infant left in the place of a human infant that was kidnapped by fairies. 
  • Centaur (Greek Mythology) : Upper half of a man, lower half of a horse. Wild and free creatures, that tend to be good in nature. The most popular is Chiron, who was refered to as the wisest and most just of all centaurs. He trained the some of the most famous greek Heroes, such as; Achilles, Jason, Perseus, Theseus, Ajax, and some stories portray him training Heracles as well. There are several different types of Centaurs;  Ichthyocentaurs, which are centaurs who have the tails of fish, Winged Centaurs, Onocentaur which has the bottom half of a donkey, rather then a horse,  Cyprian Centaurs, which are bull-horned centaurs,  Lamian Centaurs, which had Ox horns. 
  • Cyclops(Greek Mythology) : Giant One eyed humanoid monsters that typically captured and ate people. Legend says no one was able to escape or hurt them. 
  • Dwarf: A Short, stocky, scraggly looking humanoids that typically live underground in mining communities. 
  • Elf: A race of humanoid creatures who typically have pointy ears, and excel in magic. 
  • Empusa (Greek Mythology) : A demigod or monster that drinks the blood and eating the flesh of sleeping men. They are depicted with flaming hair, and are said to have one bronze leg, and one leg of a donkey. 
  • Erinyes or Furies (Greek Mythology) : Female deities of vengeance, there are typically three of them;  Alecto or Alekto (“endless”), Megaera (“jealous rage”), and Tisiphone or Tilphousia (“vengeful destruction”). They are depicted in several different ways. Sometime they are said to have snakes for hair, or dogs heads in place of human heads. Sometimes their skin or eyes are said to be as black as coal, and sometimes they are portrayed with bat wings. Their victims die in torture, and they are more ancient then most of the Olympian gods themselves. 
  • Fairy: Humanoids with great magical abilities. Legends and myths about fairies vary greatly from culture to culture. They are not always good. They have free will, and are often mischievous. Never trust a fairy. 
  • Futakuchi-onna (Japanese Mythology) : A women with two mouths. One where it normally should be, and a second, fully functioning mouth on the back of her head, beneath her hair. It’s said that the hair parts, and the skull splits open into a mouth, and demands food. If it is not fed, it will shriek, and cause the women awful pain. This myth is apparently derived from ‘how little women eat’. 
  • Gegenees (Greek Mythology) : Six Armed Giants
  • Gnome :  A small, humanoid creature who lives and moves beneath the earth. I once had a whole book on gnomes, and this thing was written like they were observing some kind of animal?? Like they talked about Gnomes like they were real creatures and I was entirely shook. Did you know Gnomes only gave birth to twins? Cause I didnt. There was a whole section on the sex lives and birthing system of gnomes. I’ll never unsee that section. I gave the book to my friend, cause I’m 99% sure she’s a gnome. Never piss off a Gnome. 
  • Goblin : A  grotesque, troublesome little creature with a strong greed for gold and jewels. Very Mischievous. Goblin is probably still one of my favorite words. Say it ten times, really fast, do it. 
  • Golem(Jewish Folklore) : A humanoid(ish) like creature made from clay, mud, or stone that is magically animated. 
  • Gorgon (Greek Mythology) : The snake haired (and sometimes snake-bodied) women who could turn people to stone just by looking at them. The most Famous being Medusa. 
  • Graeae (Greek Mythology) : Three old women who shared one tooth and one eye among them. They took turn using it. In mythology, Perseus held their eye for ransom until they told him the whereabouts of the items he needed to kill Medusa. 
  • Harpies( Greek Mythology) : Half bird, half human, embodiment of storm winds. They typically swooped down and dragged away (bad) humans, and carried them to their punishment. 
  • Hecatoncheires (Greek Mythology); Because those guys with the six arms just arent enough, let me introduce you to Hecatoncheires, aka the hundred handed ones. That’s right. One Hundred Hands. They also have fifty heads, and have unimaginable strength. Thankfully, there are only three of these guys. 
  • Hobgoblin : A type of Brownie who is inherently less helpful and more mischievous, even to the point of causing harm if antagonized.
  • Imp : Small, mischievous creatures who liked to play pranks on people.
  • Jorōgumo (Japanese Mythology): A spirit that can shape-shift into a beautiful women. Often Depicted as being half pretty lady, half terrifying spider. She’s sometimes shown controlling small, fire breathing spiders. This is the thing of my nightmares; a hot lady who turns into a partial spider, that controls other, smaller spiders that breath fire. Because pretty girls arent intimidating enough, you gotta go and mix them with spiders, right?
  • Manticore ( Persian Folklore) : Head of a human, body of a lion, tail of a poisonous porcupine, or a scorpion. 
  • Mermaids  and Sirens : Sea creatures with the head and torso of a woman and the tail of a fish. Sometimes good, sometimes evil. The evil ones are known for (sometimes singing) and luring sailors to their deaths, and dragging them down to the bottom of the ocean to devour them. 
  • Minotaur  (Greek Mythology): The creature with the head and legs of a bull and the torso of a man, who guarded the exit to The Labyrinth.
  • Moirai (Greek Mythology): The Fates. There are three of them, typically seen in white robes, and are the incarnation of Destiny. They control the thread of life for everything. They ensured the birth, life, and death of everything. Every being was at their control. 
  • Ogre : An ugly, oversized humanoid creature with great physical strength and little intelligence. No shrek jokes, please, None. 
  • Orc : A large, ugly humanoid similar to Goblins. They tend to be evil, brutish, aggressive and repulsive monsters. Though they are based off many other mythical beings, Orcs stem more from J.R.R Tolkeins books, and rise in fantasy games like Dungeons and Dragons and World of Warcraft. 
  • Penanggalan (South East Asian FolkLore) : a detached female head that fly’s about on its own. As it flies, the stomach and entrails dangle below it, which apparently are apparently hit by the night light in such a way that makes them appear like fireflies.. During the day, it appears as a normal, human women. It’s said to usually be caused by witchcraft of pacts with demons. 
  • Pixie :  A small humanoid creature with pointy ears who likes to cause mischief.
  • Sasquatch : Large, hairy, man-like beasts that live in the woods. Types of Sasquatch include Bigfoot, and the Yeti. 
  • Satyr :Half-men, half-goats who were wild, lustful, and all around fun. The god Pan was one of these. Pan was the god of the wild, and apparently liked to scare the crap out of people in the forest, and that’s where the word panic comes from. 
  • Scorpion Man : They have another name, but it’s way long, and I can’t find it right now. But they’re men who have the head and torso of a human, and the lower half of a scorpion. They are featured in the Babylonian version of The Epic of Gilgamesh. 
  • Shapeshifters :Humans who can willingly take the form of any animal. Honestly, the idea of shape-shifting has always weirded me out. Because honestly, it sounds painful. Like, if you shape shift into something much smaller and structurally different then you, say, a bird for example, where do your bones go? Like, i figure some of your bones shrink or stretch with you to fit the animal, but some animals don’t have the exact same amount of bones as humans, so like, where do the bones go?? I’ve been asking this since I was like then, I have received no answers. I am concerned. 
  • Sirens : Man-eating beautiful women whose song compels men to them. Not always mermaid like creatures. Sometimes depicted as fully human, or as partially bird like. 
  • Sphinx(Greek Mythology) : The half-human, half-lion that forces those it meets to answer its     riddles, or die. In the story of Oedipus, the riddle it gives is “What is the creature that walks on four legs in the morning, two legs at noon and three in the evening?” the answer to which is Humans. As we crawl on all fours as infants, on two legs for most of our lives, and with a cane in our old age. 
  • Valkyries (Norse Mythology) : female divinities who choose people who died a heroic death in battle, and then guide them to Valhalla. 
  • Vampire: Probably one of the most famous of monsters. The undead human like creature that drinks the blood of the living.
  •  Wendigo/ Windigo ( Algonquian folklore) : A monster or spirit that is associated with Cannibalism, murder, and greed.  They are often seen as either Humans turned into monsters by their sins, or humans that are possessed by evil spirits. Wendigos are associated with winter, wilderness, cold, cannibalism, greed, murder, famine, and starvation. They are often depicted with human, deer, or tree like features to imitate the wilderness. 
  • WereWolf: Yet another Classic. A human being who transforms into a wolf, or a wolf-human hybrid creature either by night, or by the full moon. 
  • Wraith(Scottish/ Gaelic folklore): Evil Spirits who can not pass on, and torment the living. Usually depicted as Shadow like figures.  
  • Zombies: The animated undead, rotting corpses who consume the flesh of the living. 




ANIMAL AND BEAST LIKE MONSTERS: 

  • Airavata (Hindu Mythology) : The Mythical white elephant that carries the Hindu God Indrua. It is said to be spotless white, have five trunks and ten tusks.
  • Basilisk : A legendary reptile who could kill a man with its stare, it’s said to be hatched by a chicken from a reptilian egg. 
  • Bake-kujira (Japanese mythology) : The ghostly skeleton of a dead whale that surfaces the water. It’s said that it’s presence brings a curse to either the area it’s seen, or to anyone who spots it. 
  • Catoblepas (Greek Mythology/Ethiopia) : A creature from Ethiopia, resembling that of a buffalo or a wilder beast. It’s always looking downward, because it’s head is too heavy. In some descriptions, it’s gaze could kill you, and in others, it only ate poison vegetation, that made it’s breath poisonous as well. 
  • Cerastes (Greek Mythology) : A serpant so flexible, it had no spine. It’s depicted as either having two large ram horns, or as having four small horns. It’s said to hide in the sand, with only it’s horns peeking through the surface, waiting for unsuspecting Prey to approach it. 
  • Chupacabra (Latin American Folk Lore) : A monster known for feeding off of livestock, especially goats. It’s name translates to ‘Goat Sucker’. The two most common descriptions of El Chupacabre are that of a strange wild dog that is mainly hairless, with a prominent spinal ridge, sunken in eyes, and large fangs and claws. The other descriptions shows it as a large reptilian creature with leathery or scaly green/gray skin, and sharp porcupine like needles going down it’s spine.  Unlike most predators, El Chupacabre drains it’s pray off their blood, and sometimes their organs, rather then eating the flesh. 
  • Cerberus(Greek Mythology) :The three-headed dog that guards the entrance to Hades. It’s name is supposedly derived from the greek word for ‘Spotted’ or ‘Spot’. The capturing of Cerberus is claimed to be the final, and most difficult task of Heracles 12 trials. 
  • Chimera (Greek Mythology): A monstrous hybrid that was Part-lion, part-goat, part-snake. In some descriptions, it has the head of all three, in others, it has the head of the lion and the goat, the lions body with the goat hooves, and a snake for a tail. In another description, it might be the head of one, the body of another, and the tail of the other. It’s really one big game of mix and match. Sometimes they also breath fire or have wings. 
  • Cockatrice :A flying creature that is part-rooster and part snake that could supposedly kill with it’s stare. It’s said to be hatched by a reptile from a chickens egg. Pretty much the opposite of the Basilisk. 
  • Dragon : Giant, flying, fire-breathing reptiles that are known for stealing and hording treasure. There are many, many different types of dragons that range from culture to culture. I could probably make a whole different post, just on the different types of dragons. 
  • Griffin  : A creature with the body of a lion and the head and wings of an eagle. Sometimes, it also has the tail of a snake. Griffins are popular among several different cultural mythologies. 
  • Hippalectryon (Greek Mythology) : An odd hybrid of a horse and a chicken. It’s front half is the horse, its back half is the chicken, including tail and wings. There is no solid idea of why such a myth exists. Some say it’s a creature of Poseidon, and meant to protect ships, others say it’s just a grotesque hybrid to amuse children. Some say it’s a pointless creature with no real purpose other then for decoration. Why else would someone make a rooster horse? 
  • Hippocampus (Greek Mythology) : A sea creature with the upper body of a horse, and the lower body of  a fish. So, it is yet another odd horse hybrid from greek mythology. 
  • Hippogriff (Greek Mythology): Because there’s no such thing as too many weird horse hybrids, meet the Hippogriff. Which has the front half and wings on an eagle, and the back half of a horse. 
  • Huallepen (South American Folklore): A weird creature that lurks in lakes and ponds. It has the body of a (usually hairless) sheep, the head of a calf, and the twisted feet of a seal. It only comes out at night, and it’s said that if a pregnant women sees one, her child will come out with a muzzle and twisted limbs. 
  •   Hydra (Greek Mythology) : The giant nine-headed serpent who grew two new heads for every one that was cut of. The task of killing this beast was given to Heracles during his twelve trials. The only way to kill it, without it’s head growing back, was to smash the heads, and then catch them on fire. 
  • Ladon (Greek Mythology)  : The large snake like dragon that wrapped itself around the tree of golden apples in the garden of the Hesperides. Apparently slain by Heracles. 
  • Isonade (Japanese Mythology) : An enormous, shark like sea monster that hides beneath the waves in the oceans of Japan. It’s massive hook like tail and it’s fins are covered in sharp barbs. 
  • Nemean Lion (Greek Mythology) : The giant lion with impenetrable hide. This creature is killed by Heracles during his twelve trials, he later wears the skin of the creature as an indestructible cloak. 
  • Kamaitachi (Japanese Mythology) : Also known as the sickle weasels. These mischievous creatures are thought of as either wind spirits, or spirits that ride in on dust devils. They slash as people with their long, sickle like nails. 
  • Kappa (Japanese Mythology) : Typically means ‘River Child’, these creatures are demons or imps that reside in the fresh water. They are often described as having a pool of water above their hand, that reflects their habitat and their own life force and their power. They are said to be about the size of a child, and somewhat human like in figure, with reptile like scales, a shell,  a beak, and webbed hands and feet. They are usually either green, yellow or blue. Kappa are used to warn children about the dangerous of wandering near the water alone, as legends say the creatures will lure people to water before dragging them in and drowning them. They’re also said to peak up women’s skirts, play pranks on human, attack humans, and even eat human flesh. All around, probably safe to stay away from Kappas. 
  • Kraken (Norse Mythology) : A famous gigantic sea monster that’s known for attacking and sinking ships. It’s often depicted as a massive octopus or squid, sometimes with terribly sharp teeth. 
  • Orthros (Greek Mythology) : The lesser known, but probably just as adorable, monster sibling to Cerberus. Orthros is the dog with two heads, instead of three like it’s more famous sibling. It guards the giant Geryon ‘s cattle. 
  • Odontotyrannos: A beast that supposedly killed or incapacitated many of Alexander the Greats men.  it had a black, horse-like head, with three horns protruding from its forehead, and  it exceeded the size of an elephant. Locals apparently called this beat the ‘Tooth-Tyrant’
  • Ophiotaurus (Greek Mythology) : The Cow Serpent.  So the Greeks gave horses a rest, and made up this thing, which has the upper body of a black bull, and the tail of a serpent. It’s said that whoever could kill this beast and sacrificially burn it’s entrails would gain the power to destroy Olympus and it’s gods. 
  • Pegasus: The Winged Horse. 
  • Phoenix :The golden bird who, at the end of its life, burst into flames only to be reborn again from it’s own ashes.
  • Thunderbird : The giant bird that creates storms by flapping it’s wings. 
  • Tikbalang (Philippines Folklore) :  A tall, bony humanoid creature with the head and hooves of a horse and disproportionately long limbs, to the point that its knees reach above its head when it squats. It’s said to lurk in the forests and mountains of the Philippines. They like to scare or play tricks on travelers. They can apparently be avoided by wearing your shirt inside out, verbally asking for passage, or being as quite as possible so as not to disturb them. 
  • Unicorn: A magical Horse with a single horn protruding from it’s forehead. 
  • Uchchaihshravas (Hindu Mythology) : A snow white, flying horse with seven heads. It’s said to be the best, or the king of horses. 
  • Yacumama (South American Folklore) : A massive sea serpent believed to live in the mouth of the Amazon river, and near by lagoons. It would apparently suck up and devour anything with in a hundred passes of it. Local natives would blow a large conch shell before entering the water, believing the sound would force the monster to show itself if it was present.




That’s all I’ve got! I hope you liked it, and I hope people find it useful, because honestly, this thing took wayyyyy more time then I thought It would! 

If anyone would like to add on any creatures I missed, or if you’d like to add something to any of the creatures that are already on the list, feel free too! 

Note: I’ve gone ahead and edited, and added a couple new creatures from African Mythology that someone recommended! 

  • me, listening to a taylor swift song after not hearing it for a few days: this!!!!! is!!!!! it!!!!!!! my UNDERRATED FAVE!!!!!!! MY FORGOTTEN CHILD!!!!! HOW COULD I HAVE ABANDONED YOU?!?!?!?!?!?! THE MOST UNDER APPRECIATED SONG IN THIS ENTIRE FANDOM!!!! THE ONE I A C T U A L L Y BIRTHED FROM THIS WOMB
youtube.com
Ireland's forgotten mixed-race child abuse victims
Rosemary Adaser was one of many mixed-race children considered illegitimate who was brought up in institutions run by the Catholic church in Ireland between ...

I touched on this briefly in Steven Universe when Steven said “And now I’m gonna die”, but let’s talk about kids’ shows that do and don’t respect their audiences.

When I was growing up in the nineties and early aughts, kids’ cartoons were…well, they tried really really hard not to let on anything darker than someone getting hit with a squeaky toy mallet.  Well, okay, that’s an exaggeration, but even at ten years old I knew I was being talked down to–stakes were low, real guns were a no-no, enemy mooks were all fake people and robots, they never even said the word “die”.  The people making these shows had forgotten what it was like to be a child, had forgotten how rough our own play-pretend could be, and so they viciously sanitized everything that they made for us in the hopes it wouldn’t hurt our wee widdle feewings.  4kids got mocked relentlessly for this, but it predated them by a long ways.

You wanna know what kids actually act like?  Go watch The Goonies.  Never have I seen a more accurate depiction of kids than that movie.  We swore, we tussled, we cracked jokes at each others’ expense that were more often than not as ribald as our fumbling understanding allowed.  Any adult making a kids’ show that forgets that kids can handle quite a lot simply forgets to respect those children.  It’s really neat to see horror in a kids’ show, here, because when I was growing up, we weren’t allowed horror.

A wise fellow once said that children don’t need fairy tales to tell them dragons exist; children know dragons exist.  They need fairy tales to tell them dragons can be killed.  It’s something to remember when you’re making media for kids, I think, because something that respects the audience it’s aimed at has much more bite than something that doesn’t.

anonymous asked:

I headcanon that peter once called yondu dad in the middle of a shootout and the entire battlefield stopped

Holy, I just let out the ugliest laugh (well, it was my normal laugh but you get the gist) –

This totally happened at one point.

Like, back when Peter had already spent some time with the Ravagers – enough to grow fond of them – but is still little, not quite a teenager, not quite at an age where he is expected to be a hardened Ravager yet and is treated a bit softer than the grown rough men around him.

They are in the middle of a fight and Peter is at the edge of it, has been thrown away by one of the Ravagers to get him out of danger, and he knows that Yondu can take care of himself, he really knows that, but when he sees a man lift his blaster behind Yondu, in a place where the Ravagers’ Captain can’t see it, he still can’t help it, and his mouth moves faster than his mind –

“DAD! LOOK OUT!”

Yondu freezes, hit worse by Peter’s call than by the fist to the face that had started this fight at all – but luckily enough, his enemies are just as flabbergasted as he is, because they had forgotten about the child being there at all, and the shout didn’t make the confusion any better. Because Yondu Udonta, feared Ravager, the man who brought fear and death with one single whistle, being called Dad by literally anyone? That’s absolutely unexpected.

Yondu recovers faster, being the former battle slave he is, survival instincts overriding any shock he feels. (He doesn’t want to think about the warmth beneath the initial surprise, spreading and taking hold, can’t think about it). His next whistle is pure reflex, but it’s enough to send a new bunch of enemies to the ground, dead, one of them being the sniper that wanted to shoot him from behind.

He turns towards his Ravagers, all of them still shell-shocked, and bellows, “What?! Y’all can’t use a distraction to your damn advantage?! MOVE IT!”

“Ye heard ‘im!” Kraglin follows suit, knowing better than to just stand there and gape. “Open fire, guys!”

And the fight begins a new, quickly turning in the Ravagers’ favor since they recovered faster than their enemies.

Later, when it’s over, the Ravagers pat Peter on the back, congratulating him roughly for his good eye and the idea of a distraction. If anybody notices that Peter is blushing furiously to the root of his hair and avoiding Yondu’s gaze – and at least Kraglin and others do so – then they don’t comment on it, know better than that.

 

And if Yondu ruffles Peter’s hair, a thing he usually leaves to others, and grumbles something about “Not bad kiddo”, then nobody dares to comment on that, either.

They just know better.

6

#kdramawomensweek || day five: femininity + her

Sung Deok Sun (Lee Hye Ri) ↦ Reply 1988 (2015)

“I could not return to my youth or that street either. Time always flows. Everything passes by and ages. That might be why youth is beautiful. Because it shines, blindingly bright at a brilliant short moment. But you can never go back.”

She is the frequent butt of her friends’ jokes; neither “smart” by their skewed standards, nor “pretty enough” to “deserve” verbal praise. At home, she is the forgotten middle child, overshadowed by her older sister’s brilliance and her younger brother’s neediness. In the total absence of validation, Deok Sun finds comfort in playing with makeup and hair spray, in arranging pretty outfits. Still, she–like so many of us–seeks the acknowledgement of the people around her. She craves affection and seeks reciprocation. It’s what prompts her first crushes. One of the standout moments of her and Sun Woo’s short, ill-fated romance is of Deok Sun running to her room just as Sun Woo comes to pick her up and slathering on foundation (top row, right). Makeup is how she finds confidence. She wears it like warpaint. 

Her femininity is her pride. It is what she has, when even her mother gives up on her dreams of Deok Sun gaining admission to a university.

Fast forward five years, and we see Deok Sun beautiful and grown up, with long hair and makeup done to perfection. We see her in heels and in skirts. She’s a flight attendant, a profession (in that time) known for its beautiful women. She is successful, she takes care of her parents, she has fulfilled nearly every dream she has had for herself. But most importantly, she has learned to love herself. She has learned to harness the femininity that had been her last bit of pride and she has turned it into a career. And that, I think is her true love story. Deok Sun’s is the story of how she stops pinning her worth on others’ opinions of her, and learns that at the end of the day it only matters that she is happy with who she is. 

Submission

The child on tied up on the table was a bit of a problem. Orochimaru took a deep breath and started counting to ten. He stopped at seven, because Sense- the Fourth Hokage had been wrong, and it wasn’t helping at all.

“Kabuto,” said Orochimaru.

“Yes?” asked Kabuto, who seemed nearly gleeful.

“Run the test again.”

“This would be the fourth time, correct?”

Orochimaru looked down at Kabuto. Snarky brat, he thought, with some pride, because that attitude hadn’t come from Danzo, or Sasori, or whoever else the child might’ve been working for.

“You can count,” Orochimaru said cooly.

“You can read the results,” Kabuto muttered as he went to see if there had been a malfunction for the past three consecutive times the rest had been run.

Orochimaru wasn’t sure if he wanted the results to be true or not. He. Had not had a family in a very long time. He wasn’t sure if he wanted one. (The last two had left and it had hurt, and if there was one thing Orochimaru would never put himself through again, it was the pain of knowing that you weren’t strong enough, weren’t kind enough, weren’t normal enough, weren’t enough to make them stay.)

But. At the same time, the child had his pale skin, and shiny black hair. It was… strange, to see those features in somewhere other than a mirror. But… it wasn’t quite. Unpleasant.

The Hebiyage clan had been mere wisps and specks for so long. And now there was a child, without clan markings, a snake companion, or anything else the Hebiyage had deemed absolutely necessary for a child’s continued well-being.

But he had the lips of Great- Aunt Luya, and the pale skin and dark, inky hair, and hadn’t Orochimaru’s cousin had black eyes, before he was killed in an scroll-retrieval mission gone wrong?

If the results were true, risky or not, Orochimaru would boil Danzo and his god-knows-how-many precious Sharingan eyes in a formula so caustic, there wouldn’t even be ashes left.

The child stirred, and Orochimaru hurriedly prepared another injection of sedative. Relative or no, now was not the time for anything like emotions. Besides, it was unlikely that the child had forgotten he had been sent on a mission to kill or perhaps seriously inconvenience Orochimaru. Sending an unknown Hebiyage child straight to the last Hebiyage. Orochimaru wouldn’t be surprised to that Danzo had accidentally dropped hemlock in his tea one of these days.

Kabuto weaved through the array of metal tables and tanks with strange meaty things floating in them.

“The results remain the same, sir,” he said. “For the fourth consecutive time, it appears that the Root operative is a relative within three generations of you.”

Well, fuck then. There wasn’t much point in denying it at this stage. Kabuto would have checked to make sure the testing equipment was running smoothly, and no random hiccups happened four times in a row. Hm. Orochimaru had an actual living relative that couldn’t be more than ten years old. What the fuck.

“Kabuto,” Orochimaru said.

“Yes, sir?” Kabuto replied, preparing for a fifth test.

“Do we still have that wine? From Ame. Go get it,” Orochimaru’s words sounded distant to his own ears.

Kabuto stared at Orochimaru for a long second, and then nodded and went to wherever Tayuya had squirrelled away the wine she thought Orochimaru didn’t know she had. He did, but had been teammates and near-somethings with Jiraiya, and had long been desensitized to the effects of alcohol on barely teenagers who really shouldn’t be having alcohol.

So. Danzo had stolen a family member from Orochimaru. It didn’t matter if this child had been born from a similar vat to the ones that surrounded Orochimaru right now. The child was family, and Danzo had taken him, had hurt him. That was not permissible. If the hemlock tea wouldn’t do it, it looked like Orochimaru would have to.

The child’s eyelids briefly flickered. The sedatives must’ve worn off.

Orochimaru sniffed. “Good morning. I apologize for the headache.”

The child opened his eyes, and then shut them as the light from the bright overhead lamps blinded him.

“…apology accepted,” said the child.

“I don’t suppose you’d be willing to tell me what Danzo sent you here for,” Orochimaru not-so-subtly probed.

“I don’t suppose you’d be willing to tell me who Danzo is,” the child parroted. Orochimaru resisted the urge to break something, preferably Danzo.

“You know who I am,” Orochimaru said tersely. “Danzo would not have send you without adequate information. It isn’t necessary to play pretend.”

The child opened his eyes again, this time slowly, and blinked as he looked around the lab.

“I wasn’t told that looking like a corpse wrapped in fabric and poorly made rope was fashionable in Otogakure. Of course, I wasn’t told anything by anyone, and I don’t know why you’re implying that I was, but if I had been, I think I would’ve liked to have known the tragic state of Otogakure’s fashion industry.” The entire sentence was delivered without a change in expression. Orochimaru hadn’t been so thoroughly insulted since he last ran into Jiraiya. He was happy that the child had some backbone, and the wit to use it; Mother would have liked this child.

“We do have a lot of corpses here,” Orochimaru said mildly. “And fashion does spread through a populace so quickly.”

“If only that meant it could leave just as quickly.”

Behind them, Kabuto entered the lab again, with a bottle of wine, and a scratch from Tayuya, who had wanted to keep that wine.

Orochimaru flicked his eyes towards him. Good. If the child was going to stay, which was likely, as Orochimaru refused to send him back to Konoha, the wine would be necessary. Of course, the child could always go to Suna. They were always eager for Konoha defectors.

“So,” Orochimaru asked the child “how do you feel about snakes?”

(Is it obvious that I haven’t watched Naruto in forever? Who needs a timeline when you’ve got 6 hours of sleep and artistic license. Also: lmao, Orochimaru thinks he doesn’t already have at least 4 children. I don’t really want to post this to ao3 and it seems like something that would seem at home on your blog, so I hope you don’t mind it. If you do: sorry to bother ^-^)

Runaway Boy

Originally posted by thekoreanbigbang

Pairing: JiyongxReader
Rating: G, Fluff
Summary: RoyaltyAU, When you were just a small girl, you found a runaway boy tapping at the window. 

Notes: I’m sad so I decided to write some fluff Ji to cheer myself up. Not too happy with how this came out but I hope you enjoy it if you give it a read. For the @vipnetwork

Every little girl in the kingdom dreamed about being born into the royal family, dreamed about being born a princess. Every little girl except for you, the princess of the Kingdom of the Fields. If you could grant their wish and switch places with them, you’d do so in a heartbeat. Maybe then they’d understand that being a “princess” is more of a sentence than a title. Maybe then they’d understand how it feels to grow up as the second born but first forgotten child of the king.

Keep reading

Jason Todd is a guardian angel

For the children with neglectful parents. For the children with abusive parents. He watches over them. Maybe it’s a kind word, a dollar slipped in a pocket, food packed in a bag when the child was forgotten. Sometimes it’s more harsh. Maybe abusive parents got a visit from a masked man threatening to hurt them if they didn’t quit hurting their child.

He will never let a child willingly go through what he did.

The Web of Hope

Aelin needed to out of this room, it had only been a week since she returned, but she felt the walls closing in on her. The grey sky told her it was just before dawn. The streets of Suria would be empty for at least another hour, so she crept out of bed, hoping to keep her territorial male asleep.

The early morning reminded her of quieter times, the calm before the storm, of easy mornings running with Chaol and Fleetfoot.  She almost had to laugh at the irony of her situation. A little over a year ago she was training to be the King’s champion, reconditioning her body from the year in Endovier. Now she needed to recondition her body from the two  months at the hands of Her Dark Majesty. With that thought she put one foot in front of the other and started into the familiar cadence of jogging.

Her attention was pulled towards a forgotten courtyard. She sat catching her breath, she watched as two girls practicing defensive moves on each other. She did not know why, but this last one move reminder her of another young woman. Maybe it was being in a similar port city, or that these girls were around the same age as the barmaid and herself.

“Where did you learn those moves?”

The young woman that reminded her of Nesryn responded, “Lady Westfall teaches us how to defend, among other things.”

The last week in Suria had been filled with sleeping and debriefings, she would have thought that someone would have told her that Chaol returned with not just allies, but a wife. Then again this information would have been inconsequential to the fae males debriefing her.

The girls returned to their practice, a few more girls had joined them. Her fae senses told her that her old friend approached her.

“It’s amazing the difference a year has made.”

He had been broken the last time she saw him, so she welcomed the ease of his statement, “If anyone would have told me a year ago, this is where we would be, I would have laughed at them. Aside from the pile of horseshit our lives have become, if they would have told me that we would both be married, I would have, I’m not sure what my response would have been.”

Chaol laughed, “Who would have ever thought a year ago that we would embrace becoming a Lord and a Queen, the titles we were trying our damnedest to run from?”

Aelin chuckled at that, that is one thing they had in common, the one thing that tied their once broken hearts together, “When do I get to meet this wife of yours?”

Her heart lifted as she saw the smile on his face, “Oh, you have already met her.”

Before she could respond, her eye caught on a woman approaching with brown-gold hair, caramel eyes and gold skin. Then her breath caught as she stared at Yrene Towers, another forgotten child of Erilea, a barmaid with a dream of being a healer. That first insistent tug she had felt all those years ago, she left the young woman with a note and the means to go where ever she wanted to go.

As the pieces started to fall into place, she laughed at the irony of it. Chaol had sent her to Wendlyn broken, there she had found the one soul that could heal her. She sent Chaol broken to Antica and there he found the one soul that could heal him.

Yrene approached the courtyard debating if she should change the meeting time. She would much rather be in the warmth of her bed, wrapped in the arms of her husband. The familiar tug of her magic pulled her from her thoughts. The insane girl that once helped her in so many ways sat in the court yard with her husband smiling and hurt. She’ll never forget the shock of learning that Chaol had known her savior, that her savior was Aelin Galathynius the Queen of Terrasen. She could not help the tears that fell as she approached the Queen. She looked even older than the last time she saw her, her magic cataloged each injury new and old. Silba help her, she was only nineteen.

Aelin smiled as she said, “I see you have returned to us.”

“I heard that there was a need for healers, so I brought three hundred of my sisters. A payment for the goodwill once bestowed upon me.”

Aelin and Yrene sat in the courtyard smiling as they told each other of the journey they had both made through the shadows of the world. 

Somewhere in the distance a wolf sat next to a hawk and a lion listening to the journey of two woman who held the fate of the world between them. They smiled at the whisper of a golden eyed witch…Hope.

A Winmills Valentine’s Day

I will go down with this ship. Since they had Christmas together, how about Valentine’s Day?

Word Count: 1850

Warning: Smut, gross fluff because these two deserve to be happy

A/N: I hope you enjoy! XOXO

Sam doesn’t have many keys.

He carries the key to the bunker when he needs to. He has a key ring that holds the extra key to the Impala, and a key to an old, beat up car from the bunker’s garage- the one he drives when he isn’t with Dean. Those have been his only keys for years.

But now he has one more.

Keep reading

ok but i had a thought you guys

percy weasley is the third child, right? after bill and charlie

and my uncle is the third (and last, actually) child in his family, and he was telling me all about how his parents never remembered any of the milestones or anything that happened in his life, at which point my auntie tuned in to say that people she know who have had three children say that the first is hard, the second is harder, and the third is a blur

what if one of the reasons percy seems distant from his family is because he’s the forgotten child? and he must not have really had anyone to speak about this to because bill and charlie wouldn’t understand and fred and george have each other 

hence percy’s difficulties with his family: he kinda feels rejected and he’s got nobody to talk to about it