human batteries

A much more experienced friend and I had a conversation yesterday about magic and the nature of sensing it.

This is someone who magically speaking, I consider to be a human battery. Still, she said even she sometimes has doubts about her own work. Yet I, the barely-above-witchling level practitioner, had power in my little oils and powders that she could sense, objects that I’ve always worried felt dead when I touched them.

Basically, it’s way easier to sense other people’s energies than it is to sense your own. It’s like tasting air; you’re constantly surrounded by your own energy all the time, so that’s just what feeling “normal” is like for you. It’s a lot easier to recognize a foreign energy in something.

What I took from it is, if you can sense what other people are doing but don’t feel like you can do things yourself, it’s likely NOT because you’re weak. In fact, you might have more power than you thought you did, but just are so used to your own energy that it just doesn’t feel like anything. It’s a discernment problem that is very common, not a marker of your ability!

I just felt like that was important enough to share.

When you ask them to be rougher in bed (NSFW)

Originally posted by oohsehunnies

Suho:

Junmyeon doesn’t strike me as a rough person, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t up for roleplay.  He’s definitely a roleplay kind of guy.  He’s a Daddy kink for sure.  He’ll he sweet and slow at first, but the second you mention being rough in bed, don’t be surprised by his change in demeanor.  This guy has a switch and that switch is costumes.  You want this guy to really give it to you?  Dress up for him.  He’s a gemini, so he’ll go both ways.  He’ll like it if you take control and get rough with him, too, so don’t forget that.  Just imagine for a second:  you’ve been dating for a little over five to six month, been sexually active with each other for maybe three and you just want to explore a different side of him.  He’s a shy one, so you know you have to approach this a certain way.  He gets back from a long tour away from you, tired as hell and just wanting to lay in your arms while sleep takes him.  Instead he walks into the bedroom to find you dress up in kinky nurses outfit, the doctor’s coat laying on the bed beside you.  Shock.  Shock, shock, shock.  But sooooo turned on.  All that tiredness?  Gone.  Boner?  Yup…He’ll probably stutter out a question, but if you pout and ask him for a check up, he’ll lose his mind, okay?  Off with the clothes!  The only thing he’s wearing tonight is a stethoscope and a white coat.  Explore with this because he’s totally into it.  This one will mark you up to high heaven simply because he’s so into his character.  I still think he’s a bit vanilla when it comes to positions, but that doesn’t take away from the experience as a whole.  Never underestimate this man.  Ever.  You will regret it. (well, maybe in the morning)  “Baby, you’ve been failing all my tests lately.  Do we need to have a tutoring session?  I’m sure there are some studying techniques I can share with you.”  (good god, not even my bias and damn,  Have FUN!)

Originally posted by xiaonancii96

Xiumin:

Magic words anyone?  I feel like Minseok would be the type to be gentle with you at first.  Like he knows he’s a kinky af (he’s an Aries duh!), but he wouldn’t want to scare you off.  Your first few times together would be super sweet, loving, and just him pretty much worshiping your body.  You like it for sure, but you want to spice things up.  It almost feels too safe.  So when he comes home from work one day and is just getting out of a hot shower, towel around his waist, brush in hand, you pop the question on him.  To say he’d be surprised would be a total understatement.  He wouldn’t expect it at all.  But DAMN if he’s not immediately turned on.  This one is the type to zone out as the images of all the ways he could ravish you race through his mind.  So if you suddenly get nervous because of the silence and backtrack, he’s going to throw the brush on the counter and march his way over to you.  He’ll only ask you once if you are completely sure that’s what you want.  If you back down, he’ll be fine with it, but if you say yes PREPARE!!!!!  He’ll throw you on the bed, that cocked eyebrow look on his face, tongue running over his lower lip.  Intense!!  Minseok will still be sweet in certain respects, like he strikes me as someone who has a praise kink, so expect a lot of ‘that’s a good girl/boy, you take it so well’  ‘that’s right, just relax’  ‘you’re so good’ ‘ugh, you’re so gorgeous’.  Lots of moaning and grunting, quietly of course cuz he’s not a loud person.  I feel like when he’s being sweet he likes the missionary position because he wants to see your face while he’s pleasuring you, but when he’s rough, he wants you face down and grasping at anything while he takes you.  Expect marks, too!  Not where anyone can see them, but in places that only the two of you know.  It’s a reminder of who you belong to and how he’s the only one who can get you off a certain way.  “Oh, baby, I hope you don’t have anywhere to go tomorrow.  It’s going to be a looooong night.”

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and what a way to go

Note: written for @jeonalis because i love my college girl <3 Based on THIS THING. Names of gadgets and widgets and places and things cheerfully borrowed from all the nerd stuff I used to love many years ago. Mostly Ratchet and Clank though. I think there was also an unintentional fight club reference, but i’ve never seen the movie and have no desire to do so either. Points if you spot all the random nerd stuff I put in there.

Pairing: Jungkook x Reader
Genre: Crack, Sci-Fi, Smut Lite (Diet Smut a.k.a. Lazy Smut)
Warnings: it’s crack. it’s (bad, lazy) porn. Ah, actually there’s some physical violence.
Word Count: 4225
Rating: BC, for bad crack.

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I want you to hit me as hard as you can,” you tell Jungkook.

“Excuse me?” he splutters.

“You heard the woman,” Jimin eggs him on.

“Hit me,” you dare.

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Digimon lore musings - Gennai

So something I haven’t seen much discussion about recently is the topic of Gennai.

He’s one of the original mysteries from season 1 of the anime, and featured in just about every story in the Adventure subfranchise. But he’s never been really explained. We get some snippets from the Adventure anime, telling us what he’s not - Not a Digimon, not a human. But apart from being generically a source of information and moving the plot forward, we don’t get a lot of information about who he is or was.

And since he’s the face of the antagonist for Tri, I think there’s a lot that needs to be established about him!

My foremost concern is: Where does he come from? And secondarily: What sort of properties does a non-human non-Digimon Digital Entity have that allow him to act as he does?

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Bloody White Hat

This is just a fanfic based on the Villainous Heroic au. It has White Hat and Dr. Slug. The name is kinda self-explanatory. It’s on AO3 if you wanna read it there along with other future related fanfics you can read them here: http://archiveofourown.org/works/11384922/chapters/25492644

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mcrdeviantclub  asked:

Got some more essays on why the Dangerverse is good? 👀 I'm always here for that kind of stuff.

DO I? I accidentally wrote an essay once (not even for a class) on the symbolism of masks in the Danger days universe. I can see if I can dig that up for you, let me know.

Also I have a theory where The Girl and the Ultra Vs are kind-of symbolic of us (the fans or younger generations in general), The Girl being what he hopes we become and the Vs being what he fears we become.

And the droids. Oh, the droids. Here are some thoughts on the droids:

The fact that the droid characters he focuses on are sex workers. They were literally made to be objects for other people’s sexual pleasure, but they end up having agency and Blue helps bring down Battery City. One of my favorite moments in the comics is when Blue smashes open the vending machine because she’s finally fed up with playing along in a system that gives zero shits about her. She was good. She behaved. And all it got her was the love of her life being taken away. So fuck you, vending machine.

The fact that they are told they can’t survive outside of the city might be roughly equating to how people in abusive relationships (romantic, parental, pimp, even with a bad environment) are told they’ll never survive outside of the relationship.

The fact that they have complex emotions. Everyone assumes they don’t because they’re droids. But they do. At times I think they are even more human than some of the other human characters, especially in Battery City where you’re told emotions aren’t needed. Val goes off the rails and turns into a killing machine (pointed language intended) thinking he’s protecting people, but he’s really not helping. Blue is ready to die as long as she can die with her love. And here’s another interesting point: in the ad for porno droids, they are given personalities. I think that says a lot about who buys them. Specifically “I want someone to have sex with, but, like, someone who actually has a personality so they’re nice and caring to me. But I also want to have no obligation whatsoever to give anything back emotionally or have any kind of long-term commitment.” Ugh. Sorry, but humans are legit the worst sometimes. This also plays into how Blue fell in love with Red because she cared about her and rescued her off the streets. Suddenly, someone actually cares about her and is willing to commit to something and that concept is so foreign to Blue. Red is rescuing Blue is also another example of droids being more human than some of the humans.

I have so many thoughts. Please stop me from thinking about all this. I don’t have the time.

More coffee shop AU ideas
  • ‘I lied to my friends over there and said I’d agreed to meet somebody here. Please pretend to know me so I don’t have to sit with them’ AU
  • ‘I like your shirt/hair/laptop case/phone case/whatever and had to complimen it’ AU
  • ‘Its finals week and I’m very tired but I came to get a coffee and tripped over your table/chair/bag/whatever’ AU
  • ‘I just tripped up and spilt my hot drink all over you, crap I’m so sorry’ AU
  • ‘You’ve been watching me order a drink at 8:30am every day for three weeks now. Why?’ AU
  • ‘Our outfits match/are the same colour(s) so I’m sitting with you’ AU
  • ‘Crap I collected your order by mistake but wow nice choice of drink/snack/etc’ AU
  • ‘Everyone here looks like they’re on a date so let’s pretend to date’ AU
  • ‘The people at the table over there said something offensive so I moved seats and oh dear no others are free’ AU
  • ‘You’re sat next to the only plug socket in this whole shop and I’m in an intense game of Cards Against Humanity but my battery is dying, can I sit here?’ AU
  • ‘I’ll let you use the plug socket if you teach me how to write this formal email to my boss/professor/etc’ AU

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Some terminology

We’re going to discuss some terminology, in order to answer an ask today.

We’ve already mentioned the “Other,” as that social force we worry about judging us.  It’s not a specific person who has a legitimate way of measuring us (like our boss at a performance review) but rather it’s vague, dispersed forces who we want to think of us as a good, normal, generically acceptable person.

This should more properly be called “the Big Other”, to differentiate it from the way we just refer to “the Other” as someone who is different or separate from us (I prefer calling that the Neighbor.)

But let us be more specific. In fact, we’re going to define no less than three French critical theory terms. In addition to the Other or Big Other, there is also the Dark Other, also known as the Other of the Other. And lastly there is joissance. These (psychological fantasies) all work in tandem.

The Big Other is more a controlling authority. It is the entity we worry about having ultimate authority over judging our value. The best symbol of this is “St Peter at the Pearly Gates”, which many political cartoons have used as a way of saying “our society condemns this person.” There’s not justification for where his authority comes from, it is just unquestionable and all encompassing. We want him to think well of us. We know we are good (or at least “acceptable”) but his judgment is actually imperfect and we worry he will misperceive us and think that we are bad.

The Dark Other is the evil conspiracy that is responsible for this mistake. It is also all powerful, and it wants to trick the Big Other into thinking we are actually bad. It’s willing to use all sorts of dark arts and tricks to subvert the natural ordering of things, and interfere with what should be the good judgment the Big Other has of you. Think of Satan as the Serpent tricking us into disobeying God, or that gossip at work who is spreading rumors about you in order to deny you that promotion. 

The Dark Other is why so many ideological enemies are depicted as both all powerful, and pathetically impotent. They can get away with anything in our fantasies and no one is stopping them, but also if their deception of the Big Other fails, they are completely powerless due to their excremental nature. They have no virtues of their own to work with, only that what they steal. Why do they do this? To take our…

Joissance is a term for our ultimate enjoyment. It’s a thing we want very, very much but do not have a concrete image for. Our freedom. Our harmony. Our happiness. Our prosperity. We only want a “normal” or balanced amount of it, for fear that too much of us would drown us in a nightmarish fantasy a la the Sorceror’s Apprentice. That is a healthy appetite (we believe.) Why don’t we have enough though, why aren’t we happy?

Because, the Dark Other wants too much joissance. They have excessive greed - so they aren’t weird for what they want, but just wanting too much of it (note American fantasies about how Islamic extremists all have a dozen wives and want a paradise with 77 virgins. We can’t say wanting sex is wrong, but they want too much of it. That makes them freaks.) 

The [Dark Other] deceives the [Big Other], who should love us, in order to steal our [joissance].

Now that all sounds very academic and made up… but take almost any ideology and play Mad Libs with it, as their explanation for what’s wrong with the world.

Here’s SMG using Winnie the Pooh to talk about the absurd Matrix backstory where machines are keeping humans as batteries.

It actually is important that they are not taking a physical thing. Heat can be generated and power can be restored, but Morpheus chases a fantasy of perfect fulfillment that cannot ever be achieved.

In Winnie The Pooh (2011), Pooh fantasizes about gliding effortlessly through a literal ocean of hunny (his favorite food), consuming it endlessly without becoming full or sick. At one point in the narrative, Pooh and the other animals are led to believe - through a series of misunderstandings - that the hunny was taken from them by an insidious figure called The Backson.

The Backson, though completely fictional, is described in vivid detail as causing everything from socks getting lost in the dryer to mortality itself.

Morpheus’ belief that destroying the ‘Big Other’ (aka the matrix, aka God) will 'free people’s minds’ and fix everything actually just engenders conspiracy theories about an 'Other of the Other’ who controls everything:

“When the "pacifying” symbolic authority is suspended, the only way to avoid the debilitating deadlock of desire, its inherent impossibility, is to locate the cause of its inaccessibility into a despotic figure which stands for the primordial jouisseur: we cannot enjoy because HE amasses all enjoyment…“

In other words, Morpheus believes the Backson has stolen his hunny. And, to paraphrase The Wicker Man, killing it won’t bring back his god-damned hunny.

To take @ozymandias271 ITT question, “What was Gamergate?” Well it was an ideology with the Dark Other being social justice activists, and the Big Other being corporations and journalists and Stephen Colbert, and the joissance was video games. Or from the other side, it was a Dark Other of fratboys and incels on reddit, with the same Big Other and joissance they are trying to win over.

When in truth there were near infinite videogames for everyone, and the Big Other in this case was just corporations who do not care about anyone, and just want their money and to turn you into a soulless consumer/producer automaton.

In our “War on Terror,” conservatives worry that Muslims want to “steal our freedom” but are deploying race-baiters to trick the American public into thinking that conservatives are bad people (who are racist, or want to kill all Muslims, etc etc.)

You can see this triptych over and over in very different ideological groups. Nazis, Stalinists, a neighborhood housing association, your favorite fantasy novel. Even the way fans talk about the Prequels is put in the form of a complaint where George Lucas is the Dark Other keeping them from their dream of infinite immersive Star Wars. And once you have an understanding of the terminology, you can defang the arguments that you know feel wrong but were not able to explain how before.

Genos happened to come in the wrong moment.

Saitama was just testing the stuff Mumen found, which some humans left behind. The battery driven fan proved to be worthless on the moon, so Saitama ended up sending it back later.


For @cinensis awesome eclipse!au. ^^

MoonSaitama designed by @stickydoona

Thank you @eldinkind with the correction of the text! :D

just read Ms Marvel #10 and I’m kind of in awe of how utterly unapologetically pro-millenial it is? 

In issue #8 there was a discussion in Kamala’s class that was clearly about TIME magazine’s Me Me Me Generation article and how toxic it is to blame young people for the world’s problems but this issue is just no-holds-barred. 

We’ve all talked about how Cap 2 and Pacific Rim became inadvertently popular with millenials because it features Young People Saving the World and subtextually introduces the importance of new innovations vs the dangers of holding onto old ideals, but none of them put it in writing so blatantly clearly. 

I know that most of the Marvel fandom are young people who got into comics through the MCU, who are being told left, right and centre that we’re a waste of space, that selfie culture and social networking is destoying human interaction, that our college degrees are either worthless or a joke, and that the future is in shambles and it’s our fault and it’s the responsibility of the young to fix it. 

But fixing it doesn’t mean sacrificing yourself. Kamala Khan’s approach to saving the world doesn’t involve laying down and letting it walk over her. We all know that Kamala’s approach to heroism is that good is not a thing you are, it’s a thing you do so she encourages this ragtag gang of teenagers to take up arms but she also chews them out. You can’t be passive and expect everything to sort themselves out; instead she praises them for their abilities and validates their importance and potential. 

It’s kind of preachy, sure. The villain basically spews out run-of-the-mill baby-boomer arguments and has plans of exploiting the current of anti-millenial sentiments to excuse using young people as human batteries (sidenote: i knew comic book plots were out there but NOBODY TOLD ME THEY WERE THIS WILD). 

but when the edgy new opinion is that young people are useless and when media opinion left, right and centre literally blasts us with negativity, it’s also important to loudly and boldly validate how important this generation is.