greater plan

Dignity
/ˈdignitē/ noun

1. The moment you realize that the person you cared for has nothing intellectually or spiritually to offer you, but a headache.

2. The moment you realize God had greater plans for you that don’t involve crying at night or sad Pinterest quotes.

3. The moment you stop comparing yourself to others because it undermines your worth, education and your parent’s wisdom.

4. The moment you live your dreams, not because of what it will prove or get you, but because that is all you want to do. People’s opinions don’t matter.

5. The moment you realize that no one is your enemy, except yourself.

6. The moment you realize that you can have everything you want in life. However, it takes timing, the right heart, the right actions, the right passion and a willingness to risk it all. If it is not yours, it is because you really didn’t want it, need it or God prevented it.

7. The moment you realize the ghost of your ancestors stood between you and the person you loved. They really don’t want you mucking up the family line with someone that acts anything less than honorable.

8. The moment you realize that happiness was never about getting a person. They are only a helpmate towards achieving your life mission.

9. The moment you believe that love is not about losing or winning. It is just a few moments in time, followed by an eternity of situations to grow from.

10. The moment you realize that you were always the right person. Only ignorant people walk away from greatness.

—  Shannon L. Alder
Hazel Theory & Analysis:“Nobody needs to die today.”

While watching Chapter 2 of Vol 5, like so many of you, I was struck by Hazel’s desire for a peaceful negotiation. We’ve seen Cinder’s all-consuming ambition, Tyrian’s gleeful savagery, and Watts’s malicious heckling from Salem’s group, but we haven’t seen anything like this before. We haven’t seen any of our villains humble themselves, expose themselves, to beg for calm.

And Hazel didn’t just ask for calm- he questioned Adam as the coup began, and then reprimanded him upon its completion. While Hazel didn’t interfere or prevent the coup from happening, as he leaves the room, he insists that there was no need for violence, for bloodshed, for death, on this day.

Hazel, one of the main antagonists in RWBY, distances himself from another antagonist’s actual villainy.

This fascinates me- it begs us to try to investigate Hazel, and although there isn’t much to go on, I’ve found a few things that intrigue me. To begin with, this scene shows us that Hazel actually values human life. Naturally, we should ask why Hazel values human life. And while I can’t say for certain…

The deep scarring on Hazel’s arm, right by his elbow, seems to indicate that he’s a man who’s seen an unfair share of violence. Perhaps that intense exposure to violence, whatever it was, has given him a distaste for it. So, we are now meant to understand that Hazel is a character with principles, right?

But, if that is the case, why does Hazel serve Salem, someone who we assume poses a major threat to the world of Remnant?

Simply put, I think the answer has to be that Salem’s ultimate plan is not just the usual conquer-the-world deal. For Hazel, a man who seeks to avoid unnecessary violence, to serve Salem, he would have to believe that he’s serving a greater purpose, a greater plan to fundamentally change the world in the long term. If Salem truly only wanted to conquer the world for the sake of her ego, why would Hazel stay by her side during her brutal attacks on Beacon and Vale? 

If Salem is offering to radically transform the world through achieving her goals, this would explain not only Hazel’s servitude, but Tyrian’s fervent devotion to her.  

Tyrian truly believes that he serves a goddess- and now that we know more about the Maidens, the Relics, and their connections to the literal, actual Gods of Remnant, we can deduce that Salem really is reaching for divine power.

And that divine power, with all of its potential to reshape the world, judge the wicked, and create a lasting peace, might just be enough to convince Hazel to serve Salem.


As always, thanks for reading. Want to check out my other writings? Then, check out the Four Trials Theories, or my thoughts on other subjects!

| R | W | B | Y  |
| R- Addendum |
| Conclusion |
 

-Lie Ren’s Semblance
-Why Qrow can transform
-What’s behind Adam’s mask
-Weiss’s Character Arc
- Why Ruby’s last name is Rose, and not Xiao Long

Who you should fight: Cosmere Edition

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Kelsier: Yes. You should.  He’ll end up winning,though, which was part of his greater plan. Or if he loses that was also part of his plan. You can’t win here. Might as well not even try. Which is also part of the plan.  

Dalinar: No. Absolutely not. You will die. The man is called the Blackthorn for a reason. He intimidated a piece of god into bonding with him and letting him become a radiant and once caught a chasemfiend arm with his bare hands. And all of that without using his shardblade.

Kaladin: Yes. But with kittens. The poor guy has had enough. Shower him with kittens. Even if it would confuse him because he’s never seen a kittens before. Besides, you know you want to see him cuddling kittens.

Sadeas: Yes. Punch him in the face. A lot. He deserves it.

Vin: No. She is a pint-sized destroyer of gods.

Eland: Sure. If you want to deal with Vin, go for it.

Wax: He’s good for it. It’ll be a hellaova fight, too. (I mean, he’s nothing to sneeze at either but still…)

Adolin: Are you bringing three of your friends along with you, wearing shardplate and carrying shardblades? Yes? Go for it. Otherwise.. No.

Renarian: Why would you want to do that?!

Vasher: Sure, fight him. Just remember he’s got awakener stuff. And Nightblood.

Nightblood: … Are you evil? Do you want to destroy some today?

Szeth-son-son-Vallano : Ahahahahaaaa…. Do give the guy a break. He’s killed enough people already.

Siri: If you want to be mean about it sure, but she’ll get some good punches in.

Lightsong: Nah. Better to hang out with him.

Jasnah…. She will stare you down and make you wish that you never even thought about that idea. No. You don’t want to fight her. Same about her mother.

Wayne: Sure, but be sure to check your pockets when your done. He probably got into the fight with you so he could steal… trade something with you.

Hoid: Yes. He probably deserves it but realize he will get back at you for it at some point. Then again, do you really want to get into a fight with someone who apparently can’t hit back?

Dilaf: Please do. The guy’s a crazy asshole. Watch out for the bony spike things though. Best to do it from a distance.

The Lopen: Oh, no Gauncho, why would you want to do that?  

Stick: I am a stick.

Cuphead’s Devil - Looking with Occult Eyes

So what do you all think about that Devil boss fight that seemed pretty easy compared to the rest of the game’s “bosses”?

All of the residents of Inkwell Isle changed forms, partly because they seem to mirror demons who can change their appearance/bolster a more fearsome persona to counteract their relative weakness. They use forms of magic and can command souls silly nilly (the rat using rat souls in the cat robot (Werman?), the ghost train, Cala Maria) and Cuphead somehow captures their souls to present in a contract to give to the devil. 

Drawing on 1930s cartoons, the game seems to also deal with occult-ish themes. One of these is biblical. The devil sprouting tiny draconious (is this an actual word? or Draco if that is better) wings and a serpentine-like form that reflects the biblical snake in the garden of eden.

We have the head of baphomet, which is worshiped today by some in the Wiccan faith.

We have this creepy shit, the devil doing some satanic hand gestures invoking energies, summoning what looks like mini portals to pull matter through, utilizing his trident and has his eyes glowing white like a possession. He mutters some sort of incantation…

To bring forth and summon…puny fire sprites? 4 sprites, 4 different directions…so elemental magic?

Some sort of weird spider thing that shows the devil is just indeed a shell housing dark energy that is light…like it’s just a spirit possessing a shell of the devil?

Devil gets presumably bored and ditches his shell and decides to bring cuphead down to another level of hell or dimension of consciousness.

Devil then begins using manifestation magic - or visualizing things into fruition to try and kill cuphead.

He does this weird one eye cyclops thing to drop a random axe and then gets angry and shows his uglier side, kind of channeling a nosferatu look - although I firmly believe it could have gotten uglier.

Then he gets wallop’d and cries like a little bitch.

Cuphead and Mugman accept the devil’s “surrender” and burn the soul contracts - the bargins the demons made with the devil for their presumed powers.

The soul contracts are burned but does this secure the souls are still intact?

Everyone is just cool with the devil who took all of their souls and tried to collect them by manipulating someone else until they invoked their own dark arts and fought back…is kind of baffling in a realistic sense. Where did Elder Kettle get that magic? Did he make a deal? Did the devil…who has been pulling all of the strings…really go down just like that? Is it suddenly a bright beautiful day and everyone will live in relative peace with no consequences for their actions?

What was the tale that got Cupman and Mugman into trouble that is teased in the last end card?

So I pose a question…did the devil really go down like that - or is this all apart of a greater master plan?

Calm down about Bellarke and Clarke, let’s talk.

Here goes the meta…..

It’s honestly hard for me to even know where to begin with this cause it seems like the writers are touching so many plots at the same time with 4x11 that I’m a bit overwhelmed.

But we can start with this: what Clarke did (betraying the grounders) is not shocking, and it’s not character retrogression OR stagnation.

And it’s not the end of Bellarke either,if the plot from the entire show is anything to go by.

(this is not the “me romanticizing the gun scene, meta.” So stick with me as I try to go through Clarke’s and Bellarke’s plots and explain what I’m thinking )

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Highlights from the FBG Reddit AMA (02/03/2017)

Here are some highlights from today’s FBG Reddit AMA. If any more questions are answered tomorrow I will add to this post!

  • Elections will come back for Fallen London this year too! (x)
  • The Mr Eaten Storyline won’t be specifically addressed in SSkies but “However, there are some practices, rites, and mysteries in Sunless Skies that followers of the Mr Eaten story will find resonant. For now, we’ll just say that the Masters weren’t the first beings to come up with the idea of throwing their enemies into wells…” (x)
  • Not ruling out DLCs for SSkies (x)
  • “The Martyr-King’s Cup? Nothing to worry over; it is just the folly of those who’ve read so many books their brains have all dried up. Lunatic dreamers who speak in silly thee’s and thou’s and oblige themselves to esoteric codes, because they think it brings them closer to some cosmic truth, some greater glory.” (x
  • The plan is to not have a logbook at all and have the flavor text for the locations appear on screen, similar to the trailers (x)
  • “I’ve just started writing one of our ports. I hope you lot like bees. (And if you don’t, all the better!)” (x)
  • “Parabola is not welcome in the Judgements’ sight. Parabola is the realm of Is-Not. The heavens are the arbiters of what Is. Yes, we will be learning more about [Parabola].” (x
  • “In Sunless Skies we’ll meet the Scorn-Flukes, who grieve for lost Axile.” (x)
  • “Can confirm devils in Sunless Skies. Look for a port called Carillon” (x)
  • [on the dragons reacting to the Judgements’ murders with military force] “You will no doubt be completely unsurprised to hear that it’s rather more complicated than that. The few snippets we’ve learned about the ‘dragons’ have all been depicted from very specific points of view. It’s not the whole story.” (x)
  • “(We have certain priorities when inventing new Correspondence sigils, which we do sparingly. Every one has to be sound like it can refer to two different specific things, which I won’t elaborate on because spoilers)” (x)
  • “We’ll be on Windows, Mac and Linux for full launch in 2018.” (x)
  • Consoles are being considered for the future. (x)
  • “You can certainly choose to support certain Judgements’ goals!” (x)
  • Neath inhabitants aren’t immediately killed upon exposure to the HW because there aren’t many Judgements around these days (x
  • “When players start a new game, we’d like to give them several options to customise their game to create a level and type of challenge that’s right for them. If fine motor control challenges are not really your thing (or just something you happen to be bad at), you should be able to adjust the degree of auto-aim, so that your projectiles automatically arc towards their targets.” (x)
  • “At present, I can neither confirm nor deny the presence of a train whistle.” (x)
  • More options to interact with neutral vessels other than fighting (x)
  • Ships and resources will be more varied and viable to obtain for early players (x)
  • [on the topic of if there will be another “build your kindgom” ambition] “It’s early days (Disclaimer! Disclaimer!) but one of the planned ambitions is currently called “a throne of your own” in the design documents.” (x)
  • “ There will be at least one significant quest involving the Correspondence in Sunless Skies.” (x
  • “I think we’ll be seeing rather more Red Science. Hey, I wonder how London got the gate at the Avid Horizon open?”  (x

Also not really a piece of info but I feel like sharing this because it was very sweet: 

(link to that to read better)

King and Reaper

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Allura had told them once that Voltron was their destiny.

If anything, Keith thinks, Lance had proven that while finding the lions might have been on the dime of some greater plan, compliance to their supposed fate was not strictly required in any remote sense of the word.

In fact, by Lance’s standard of doing things it was all rather bullshit.

(Or: The story of the destruction of Earth and its aftermath, feat. questionable science in regards to weapons of mass destruction, gratuitous Star Wars references, theoretical chess games with the emperor of most of the known universe, explosions, the greatest bromance of all time, the worst romance of all time, far too many guns, concussions, extreme misuse of the French language, awkward flirting, and Lance in an overly-dramatic trench coat.)

Fandom: Voltron: Legendary Defender

Relationships: Keith/Lance, platonic Lance & Hunk and Keith & Hunk

Characters: Keith, Lance, Hunk, Allura, Shiro, Pidge, Coran, Nyma, Rolo

Written for @klangst-week‘s Day 7 Prompt: Destiny/Choice. A couple days late, but in my defense, this was a nightmare to power through.

Full thing + content warnings are under the cut.

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My own personal take on the signs as the major arcana: (I assigned everyone 2 cards; and again, just my opinion - the major arcana cards all have zodiac signs associated with them but I didn’t necessarily go along with that)

ARIES: The Fool [beginnings, spontaneity, optimism, impulsiveness, quests, openness] + The Chariot [self-assertion, willpower, victory, perseverance]

TAURUS: The Empress [abundance, sensuality, the physical world, nature, fertility] + The Hierophant [belief, religion, structure, society, conformity, commitment, sacrifice, slow-moving]

GEMINI: The Tower [upheaval, change, liberation, downfall, revelation, release, disaster]  + The Magician [willpower, knowledge, confidence, communication, creation, work, activity]

CANCER: The Empress [motherhood, femininity, warmth, nurturing] + The Devil [instinct, the subconscious, deep emotions, self-indulgence, obsession]

LEO: Strength [compassion, endurance, patience, strength, control, materialism, pride/confidence] + The Star [hope, generosity, lightness, inspiration, creativity]

VIRGO: The Hanged Man [sacrifice, reversal, responsibility, perseverance, circumspection, discernment] + Temperance [health, moderation, patience, diligence, healing]

LIBRA: The Lovers [choices, relationships, values, love, beauty] + Justice [cause and effect, decisions, justice, morality]

SCORPIO: Death [transformation, extreme change, destruction, renewal, morality, the end, loss, revolution] + The High Priestess [intuition, mystery, the unconscious, feminine power, secrets, obscurity]

SAGITTARIUS: The Hermit [introspection, reflection, philosophy, guidance] + Wheel of Fortune [changes, destiny, luck, chance, movement, personal vision]

CAPRICORN: The Emperor [structure, authority, severity, control] + The World [accomplishment, fulfillment, achievement, leadership, success, involvement]

AQUARIUS: Judgement [inner calling, absolution, beliefs/values, the greater good, revelation, plans and ambitions] + The Sun [enlightenment, vitality, creativity, brightness, opportunity, acceptance]

PISCES: The Moon [illusion, imagination, fear, divination, intuition, illness, obscurity] + The Lovers [kindness, belief, trust, the soul, divinity, harmony]

Fact: Pansexuals are able to change colours to blend into their background, much like chameleons. In fact, it is believed that chameleons learned this ability from observing the Pansexual Pantheon. Pansexuals primarily use their camouflaging activities to sneak extra cookies and play pranks on their friends, though some have greater plans of world domination.

One of my fave Allen moments is when he straight up says he doesn’t give a single fuck about God.

Because everyone cares about the greater good, the grand plan and then there is Allen, who is one of the strategical strongest players-

And he cares about individuals more than anything else.

But I think this moment is also my fave because especially in the early chapters there’s a lot of religious terminology when Allen talks to other people about being an exorcist or akuma.

And that made me wonder how much of that was actually fake, Allen just saying that because he knows it gives people something to hold onto.

After all, it doesn’t make Allen a soldier of God, just somebody who doesn’t want to see any more deaths.

And that’s an important distinction.

Otherwise Allen wouldn’t have kept trying to save Suman after even his Innocence stopped helping him with it.

So yeah.

One of my fave Allen moments.

Dirk Gently's S1 recap transcript
  • Dirk: Where to begin? This show is sort of about...a lot. So...my name is Dirk Gently. I'm a holistic detective and by that, I mean, I investigate cases not through pesky thinking and logic and deduction, but in a more naturalistic way. Then I just sort of wander around and trust the universe to use me to work out the problems that need solving. I'm handsome, brave, unstoppably tough, gifted, stunningly intelligent, and just generally capable of anything I put my mind to. I was hired to investigate the murder of reclusive billionaire Patrick Spring, which is how I met my assistant, Todd--
  • Todd: Stop! Stop. I'm not your assistant.
  • Dirk: Sidekick?
  • Todd: No. I am...a guy you know. I am your friend. I'm not your assistant when you explain to people who you are. I'm Todd Brotzman. I used to be the lead singer of a punk band, but that kinda fell apart. I made a lot of mistakes, I was working at the hotel where Patrick Spring was murdered. That's how I met Dirk. He broke into my apartment, hijacked my life into total chaos. We ended up on the run from a cult, trapped in an underground maze, kidnapped, and finally going back in time. Honestly, we couldn't have done any of it without Farah.
  • Farah: Did you say my name?
  • Todd: Yeah! I was talking about the cult.
  • Farah: Hey, we promised not to talk about that. I find it very triggering.
  • Todd: Well, maybe...do you wanna--
  • Farah: Black. Farah Black. I've always wanted to be in the military or the law enforcement, but I had certain setbacks that stopped me from achieving this. So, I have a very specific skill set which is often very useful in high intense situations. I was Patrick Spring's bodyguard and took it upon myself to find his daughter after he was killed, and that's how I met Dirk, Todd, and his sister.
  • Amanda: His sister. Really? That's all I get? His sister?
  • Farah: I don't mean to be rude but--
  • Amanda: Yeah, cause that's just who I am, his sister. Like am I worth even being rude to? I'm so beneath you, I don't even get a name?
  • Farah: I...uhh...okay. Why don't you just--
  • Amanda: Just kidding. I am Amanda fucking Brotzman. I spent the last 5 years of my life trapped by a disease called pararibulitis, it causes painful hallucinations that feel completely real. My brother was my hero, my role model, until I found out he lied to me about basically everything. I thought my life was over until I met the Rowdy 3, a group of anarchist vampires who can feed on the energy of my disease. So, I'm with them now.
  • Ken: Trapped with a bunch of crazies? I can relate to that.
  • Amanda: Uhhh...who are you?
  • Ken: I'm Ken.
  • Amanda: Did we even meet each other in the first season?
  • Ken: I was kinda busy. I was hired to do some grid hacking by some shady types, but then I got kidnapped by a woman I thought was insane. At first, I was her hostage, but she showed me something incredible: that there was a pattern to the universe, that there might me a bigger purpose, a greater plan to everything. This mass murderer I found--
  • Bart: Huh? Murderer? Come on, I don't murder people. I just kill them.
  • Ken: That's murder, yes.
  • Bart: Words words words. Murder is a mean word. Don't be mean to me or I'll kill you...nicely. I'm an assassin, my name is Bart. Nothing can hurt me. I'm guided by the will of destiny itself to kill all of the people who are supposed to die, so far, that's pretty much everybody who I meet. I've killed tons of thousands of people across the world and will kill tons of thousands more because...that's just how it is. Death comes for everybody, and if death won't get you, I will.
  • Dirk: So basically, it's kind of a long story, but it turns out: the kitten was in a shark, the girl was in the dog, the body swapping machine was actually a time machine, the fat man was a rockstar, I was the gorilla, and Patrick Spring accidentally murdered himself. And they all lived happily ever after!
  • Friedkin: Uh, excuse me, we're not done here. My name is Hugo Friedkin. I was in the army reserves when I was pulled onto a special, top secret mission for a program called Blackwing. It, uh...didn't go perfect. But I did my best and they put me in charge of the whole operation, 'cause that's how the government works, I guess! It seemed to me, the best course of action is also always the biggest, so I did that. I took action. I took everything. So, um, season 2 is just me winning and everyone congratulating me, I guess.
  • Voice: We'll see.

i. over and over i’ve told myself: i can’t find a home in a person.
i’ve thought it and whispered it and howled it so much
that it had become my own personal mantra:
i can’t find a home in a person.
it’s too dangerous.
i will break.
or you will break.
or we will break each other
and we won’t be able to put the pieces back together—
not in the same way—
we’ll both come out different than we were,
before we decided that “love” was a good idea.
there’s not much we can do to prevent that
other than stop it from happening in the first place.
so i don’t find homes in people;
in fact, i don’t find homes in much of anything anymore.
my cousin comes along and i think,
“he can’t be an exception. he’s family but he’s not
because he’s been absent for seventeen years.
but i still can’t hurt family, even if i’ve never seen them before,
because they’re family and you don’t fuck with family.
don’t get close. don’t take refuge in that.”
and it works. until it doesn’t.
some drunk assholes threaten my cousin’s safety
and the next thing you know,
i see red and i’m locked in juvie.
except: i’m fine with that.
anything to keep my distance, right?
anything to stop myself from finding a home in somebody.
but then my brother comes along and i think,
“he can’t be an exception either. he’s not me, 
but he is at the same time,
and that’s worse than loving a stranger
because i can’t stand to see myself shatter twice.
keep him away. make him hate me. make him despise me.
anything, anything–
just don’t get close. don’t take shelter in him.”
and it works. until it doesn’t.
we’re the same but we’re not
and we’re more alike than we’d care to admit. we grow close.
we get attached. family is suddenly more than just an empty word
in the dictionary of my life.
except: i’m fine with that.
at least i got to delay the heartache, right?
but then YOU comes along. and i think,
“now he really can’t be an exception.
he’s nothing. no— less than nothing.
he’s just a boy — albeit a problematic one — but at the same time,
he feels like falling and i’m terrified of heights.
i’m not ready for this — for him —
for somebody who can make a difference in my life.
he wasn’t part of the plan.”
and it doesn’t work.
i find my home.
i’m pushed off that cliff,
and i fall
all
the
way
to
the
ground
(splat.)
(i knew finding a home in a person could be a dangerous thing– that it would hurt, that i would break or you would break or we would break each other.
but i wasn’t aware that it would hurt this badly.)


ii. we had both disappeared in the modern age:
fell into nihility,
became nullity.
you had dropped your name and dropped yourself in the process:
practiced shrinking; mastered not-existing;
took up muteness and swallowed down your clamors.
while you were running away from the life you never had,
i was busy taking refuge in myself,
and grasping the technique of speaking without talking.
i stayed holed up in bedroom after bedroom,
juvie cell after juvie cell,
closing my eyes and pretending i was anywhere but there.
you stayed on the road,
i stayed in my head.
until the people we once knew forgot our names and faces,
until we were both a distant figure
in the rearview mirrors of their lives.
until “andrew” and “nathaniel” weren’t people.
until nobody cared.
until nobody asked.
we were gone.
we were ghosts.
we were lost.
we were lost.
until–
we were found.


iii. i don’t believe in god,
but i swear every time your hips
meet mine,
i feel so magnificent and blessed and ethereal,
i think that maybe we are something holy and good:
apart of a greater plan
that we cannot even begin to understand our place in.
i will scream your name like a invocation to god himself,
and summon a convocation
of everything sacrosanct and divine,
until all the heavens knows your goddamn name.
neil, neil, neil, neil, god yes, neil, neil, neil
neil, neil, neil,
neil, neil,
neil


iv. a lament for icarus:
i look at you and sometimes wonder,
“how did icarus not see it coming?”
he loved the sun, sure.
she’s bright and brilliant and so impossibly blinding that it’s hard
not to bestow yourself to her.
but you’d have to be stupid not to see how dangerous she could be;
how easily you could be taken advantage of;
how easily you could get burned.
it’s an ever-present threat, looming just over the horizon.
and yet– icarus crashed and burned and died and now poets can’t stop singing his song.
sometimes i think that,
sure, icarus loved the sun,
but maybe that was the point.
maybe he was tired of breathing without living—
tired of inhibiting a body that he felt like a house-guest in.
maybe icarus didn’t forget his wings were constructed of wax.
maybe he just didn’t care.
maybe he saw the sun and saw everything else the world had to offer,
and decided that ‘everything else’ just wasn’t good enough.
because I, too, look at you and think,
“yeah. i’d burn for you. any day, any time, i’d burn for you.”
'everything else’ is just an afterthought.


v. love
/ləv/
noun
1. background noise
2. too many emotions, not enough words
3. valentine’s gimmick
4. hallmark card
5. stay.
6. don’t go.
7. welcome home.

—  3/? Five Things Andrew Wants To Tell Neil (And Eventually Will) Part One, Part Two (via deadravenkings )
Why Rika is poorly executed character and villain

See, here is the thing - and please don’t take it the wrong way - but in a fandom like Mystic Messenger where the fanbase is predominantly underaged, the general consensus tends to be off, in my opinion.

People say that there is no right and wrong in opinions and to some extend that’s true. What someone else thinks is bad can be golden to you, however there is a difference to personal opinion and critical one.

Critically speaking, I don’t think Rika is a well executed character or villain and here’s why:

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Dating Mara Sov would include

As requested by Anonymous. Thank you nonny!

Long months of being too afraid to confess your feelings because she’s so regal and remote

Brutal, unforgiving honesty whenever you ask her opinion about something

Meeting her eyes at important state dinners and seeing a brief glimmer of a smile on her lips, just for you

Having your worries soothed by her clear, confident voice

Soft, cool kisses from her mouth and cat-like flicks of her tongue

Keeping your relationship secret because she can’t be seen to have loyalty to an outsider

Never having known anyone who’s more at ease being naked

Secretly piloting to remote moons where you can forget about your duties and test Master Ives’ favourite new weapons together

Being swathed in cloaks and hustled into her bedchamber by Petra or Variks

Her hand secretly curling around yours for support during anxious moments

Seeing her face change from its blank mask in public to smiling and open when she’s alone with you

The confession of her love being spoken in such eloquent tones that it takes your breath away

Knowing that the greater plan for the Reef Awoken must come first for her, but you are her home, her hope, and always at the centre of her heart

anonymous asked:

hi alice!!!! i heard that u are looking for some inspiration :P how about a scenario featuring someone who holds a grudge against Jumin and wanna get revenge on him by attempting to kill off every single person important to him one after one, from least to most? :3c

Title: The Pierrot’s last Joker

Fandom: Mystic Messenger
Genre: Angst/Romance/Mystery

Pairing: Jumin Han x Reader/MC/You

a/n it’s funny how i was listening to synchronicity while writing this. it actually added more to the mood i wanted to achieve. lololol anyway here you go!! let me know what you think, yeah? oh anon-chan you are so evil for requesting this lolol i like how your mind works


Every story has a beginning. For example, how did the universe begin?
Who created it? Was everything part of a greater plan?

When you were given birth, were you planned? Were your first cries as a sign of life immediately welcomed? Who planned to give you to your current family? Were you born to be a part of someone’s story?

Stories. Stories can equal life. And in every story there will be choices. You move and decide according to what you believe in, what your emotions tell you or even according to what you desire. The strength of a human will can go lengths just to prove that they can and they will.

And the moment you try to take that will away, death will become the only last resort.


It all began one rainy night. This story that could have qualified to become a tale. A storm was to pass over Seoul and the streets were empty enough that only the pouring rain can be heard.

There was a victim.
And a culprit.

The Victim. A group of men in black wearing black masks over their faces were dragging a poor soul across the wet asphalt, not caring enough if he gets wounded or might break his limbs. The man seemed to be already dead anyway and no movements of protests were made by him.

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