hex and counter

anonymous asked:

Hello! You wouldn't happen to have any information on counter-curses, would you? Possibly a reflection spell or sigil? I'm not one to cast curses, but I have no problem bouncing back vitriol sent my way.

God luck!

Information is the same as a blade. It is up to humans on how they use it.”
“You may not have noticed, but the blade you speak of is the same as that of a demon blade.”
“What do you mean?”
“Normal humans could not resist. Offer a curse and then saying “it is up to how you use it” is slightly selfish until it blunders. I would be careful to try and not receive a counter hex.
—  Izaya & Sozoro from A Sunset with Izaya Orihara, Ch. 4

anonymous asked:

Scenario time: it's a stormy night and you and your liege had encounter with a vampire of all things. The beast was killed but not before getting a taste of Chrom's blood and turning him. Reaction to the scenario and how you would deal with it? :O

“Well, for one: I would have to come to terms with the fact that I do not believe in vampires and that my lord had just been attacked by a vampire. I have seen all manner of devilry in my time, good stranger, but fearsome mythical creatures like vampires, werewolves, and leprechauns are not high on my list of things I am like to see.”

“The next course of action would be to look for a cure. Just as any hex has its counter curse, so too should it follow that vampirism has its remedy. Be that garlic, silver, or the cold embrace of death, I would scour the globe to find a means of restoring my liege to his proper self.”
“And I suppose the final thing to be done would be to offer Lord Chrom an ultimatum. As the name would suggest, a halidom is quite literally a holy kingdom. As such, it cannot rightly be run by a creature of the undead. Should milord deem it necessary, I would put an end to his misery myself. There is little shame in dying with dignity, and I would do my final duty to Lord Chrom if that was what it came to. If he decided that he could abdicate and live a comfortable existence on his own, I would try my best to serve his successor while carving time away to make his ‘life’ as easy as I could. Heavens only know how tumultuous an eternity as a hellish monster would be, but there would be little need for him to spend a portion of it on his own.”
“Of course, none of that would happen under my watch. I pledged long ago that none would harm either of my lieges so long as I drew breath. Be it a threat of this world or another, a man, a vampire, a mummy, or a horde of tiny blue men in white pantaloons, I shall die before anything causes either Lord Chrom or Lady Lissa any such injury.“

elsasfrozenfractals  asked:

What if Elsa taught DADA? The curse (both the real one on the job and her own perceived one) is broken, she has an ultra protective mentality, and can cast some of the most bad-ass powerful charms, anti-hexes, counter-curses, anti-jinxes, and protection spells of anyone! She'd make sure any and every student who made it through her door left her classroom with the knowledge to protect themselves and their loved ones from harm. Bonus occlumency for those needing protection from themselves as well

I. LOVE. ELSA TEACHING DEFENSE AGAINST THE DARK ARTS

ELSA WITH HER PROTECTION SPELLS

ELSA WITH HER UNIQUE PERSPECTIVE WITH HER WANDLESS MAGIC

ELSA WITH HER KINDNESS AND GUIDANCE AND UNDERSTANDING

ELSA WITH EXPERIENCES IN THE WAR, MAKING THE WORLD BETTER FOR THE WEE STUDENTS UNDER HER CARE

THIS GIVES ME SUCH LIFE, HEADCANON ACCEPTED *SLAMS GAVEL* IT IS DONE.

At St. Mungo’s

“___” said Molly before wincing at the sting that had given her an obnoxiously swollen left shoulder. “I’m, I’m fine. It’s..argh! just a sting. How are you?” The ball was supposed to have been a time to unwind however, things went south and in her run to save her brothers and Tilden, Molly was hit by a stinging hex as she dodged hexs with counter spells and shields.

Daggers of Self-Doubt (AKA Rumple is jealous of Merlin and Belle)


What are you reading now?”

Rumplestiltskin certainly appreciated his bedizened vocabulary, but he never suspected he’d look at his maid and think: “adorable.”

But it was indeed, very adorable how little Belle French remained glued to her book, oblivious to his question. She was quite obviously in an intense bit of The Spurned Mother Goose, as she was doing that little squint she always did (not that he had noticed it for any particular reason) when reading a particularly serious passage of a novel.

It took her a moment to note that he was a mere foot away with his index and middle finger ticking back and forth, like the hands on a grandfather clock. Thirty seconds it had taken her to gape up at him, eyes hazy from concentrating so intently on her book. “I…Yes?” Belle slowly questioned, her neck flushing a lovely shade of pink as she realized her attempt at a reply didn’t pertain to his question at all.

“Now, maid, I know I’ve been…excessively kind to you, given you a library, yada-yada, but I do expect some cleaning to take place…”
By the way her face darkened with a challenging grin on her lips, he supposed she was about to say something entirely witty and out-of-place for a maid, but a waver of magic, new magic, made his playful sneer shift into a rather irritated sneer.

Keep reading

Avengers Millennium Infinite

It’s been out for a while now, but for a Quicksilver fan like me reading this was a very refreshing break from all the current UA drama.  And surprisingly encouraging, because it was so nice to read Quicksilver behaving and sounding more like his regular self - all thanks to Mike Costa.

However it fits into mainline continuity is anyone’s guess, and probably a moot point given this summer’s big convergence event… but who really cares?  As a straightforward action story, it’s simple and fun and the best parts are the interplay between the characters.  Yes, it has some weak spots and artistic unevenness (sadly Carmine di Giandomenico couldn’t draw it all) but overall it was worthwhile read.

Some Quicksilver-centric highlights:

Quicksilver’s great opening sequence shows just how much homework Costa did in researching not only his powers but their environmental impact.  (And Giandomenico’s artwork really brings it all to life.)  To me, a writer who invests this much thought right off the bat with a first-time character is a very hopeful sign.  Plus Costa expanded on Pietro’s powers quite interestingly as well:

(I like to think of this as a little nod to Magneto’s genetic legacy.  Heh…)

While this is a team comic, Quicksilver still manages to get in quite a good amount of scene time - more than some of the other Avengers, in fact, which is hardly a norm for him.  Here’s my favorite PIetro action shot:

(And bless you Costa, HE DOES NOT GET KNOCKED OUT THROUGH IT ALL.  LIKE, EVER.)

The most enjoyable Quicksilver scenes, however, are definitely the humorous exchanges he shares with Hawkeye and Spider Man.  And there are quite a lot of these spread throughout the series:

Humor is hard to write, so a lot of props to Costa for making the right decision in having Pietro play the dry straight man to Clint and Peter.  And also for allowing Pietro’s naturally serious personality to create its own subtle humor:

Another thing I was pleasantly surprised by was this little bit of character introspection.  (Funny how much you can squeeze into one well-thought out panel without altering the flow of the story.)  It’s perfectly Pietro:

For a Twins fan like myself, there were also some good Maximoff family moments to be had:

Speaking of which, for Scarlet Witch fans who have been a little sore over the past few years, her portrayal here is largely a good one:

Personality-wise Wanda is truer to her roots and action-wise is pretty much front and center in one whole issue, capably holding her own alongside the Hulk.  However…

(Minor spoiler alert and This Fan’s Quibble: somehow I don’t think Scarlet Witch should be that okay with casting a counter hex that winds up dismembering and vivisecting folks.  Even if they are faceless Hydra redshirts goons.)

In any case…

Yes, I very much enjoyed Mike Costa as a Quicksilver writer.  He does right by Pietro, and I really hope someday Costa gets the chance to play with the silver speedster again.  I’d definitely read that!