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Zodiac Mythical Races

Aries: Werewolves- also known as Lycans legend has it that they were a race of people who could purposely turn into larger-than-normal wolves, but some stories differ saying that it was a curse that turned a human into a half-man/half-wolf monster without his consent during a full moon.

Taurus: Dryads- also know as wood nymphs dryads were extremely beautiful and were literally the spirits of the trees. Legend has it that if the tree they were from died so would they. Love of nature, and an extremely strong tie to their home/roots nothing screams Taurus more.

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Coal workers in Colorado arm themselves as the strike turns bloody, eventually culminating into the Colorado Coal/Labor Wars, in which many armed striking workers retaliated and defended themselves & their families from violent scabs, corporate gun-thugs and even the Colorado National Guard, while also seizing mines and destroying company property in retribution for the massacre at Ludlow. 1914.

ironside987  asked:

How is it that frisk can keep themselves from dying during the omega flowey and Asriel fights? Frisk has less determination as flowey takes control of the timeline, and while I can see Asriel toying with Frisk, flowey wants Frisk's soul, why is this?

(undertale spoilers)

While Flowey wants Frisk’s soul, he seems to also want someone to play with more than anything else. All throughout his Photoshop Flowey fight, he is toying with Frisk. Reloading save files and killing them again and again. When the game is reopened after he kills Frisk, he will say a number of different things as Frisk keeps dying. Rather than take their soul and end the fight, Flowey taunts Frisk and continues playing with them. He only fights Frisk like this one time because the human souls will revolt if he tries again.

When it comes to Asriel’s fight, he makes it clear that his goal is to keep Frisk (or Chara) from leaving. He even wants to reset the timeline to force them to go back to the start again. However, it is interesting that Frisk’s soul continues to repair itself. Asriel is in control of the timeline, so it makes sense that Frisk cannot return to an earlier save point. Yet somehow they continue forward in the fight thanks to their determination.

While Frisk may no longer have control over the timeline, their determination keeps them going. On a more meta note, it’s worth acknowledging that Frisk’s survival is vital to the story. According to the rules of Undertale, Frisk cannot reload due to Asriel overriding their determination. However, if Frisk dies at this point, Asriel cannot be SAVED. This may be a case of Frisk having “plot armor,” unable to lose for the sake of the narrative. Regardless, Flowey’s purpose in both battles is to keep Frisk/Chara around.

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A quick summary of some Elder Scrolls lore, by Reezda

This post comes from a packet of lore I made for a Elder-Scrolls-themed D&D campaign I am running. It is just a brief summary of some important lore points focused on the campaign, but Mira and I feel it’s educational enough to post here.

The world of the Elder Scrolls is known as Nirn (also called Mundus). The main continent of importance in Nirn is called Tamriel. Tamriel itself is divided into several provinces: High Rock, Skyrim, Morrowind, Black Marsh, Elsweyr, Valenwood, Summerset Isles, Hammerfell, and Cyrodiil. In addition to Tamriel, there are a few other continents, such as Atmora, Yokuda, Akavir, Pyandonea, and Aldmeris, but they are all inaccessible, for a variety of reasons.

The races of Tamriel are divided into three groups: Men, Mer (elves), and Betmer (beastfolk: Argonians and Khajiit, to name the most popular two). Throughout history, men and mer have been fighting each other, creating deep-seated racial tensions between them. All races of elves come from a race called the Aldmer (old folk). The Aldmer come from the continent of Aldmeris, believed to be to the south of Tamriel. From Aldmeris, the Aldmer are believed to have settled in the Summerset Isles, an archipelago to the west of Tamriel. From there they established a flowering society steeped in magic, worshiping the Aedra: the gods from whom the mer believe they descend (versus the Daedra, whom the mer believe share no connection to Nirn… typically regarded as “demon lords,” though that’s not precisely accurate, since some of them are not particularly melovolent).

However the society of the Aldmer grew fractious. Several groups of mer left the Summerset Isles and headed into mainland Tamriel. Among these groups were the Ayleids. The Ayleids headed into central Tamriel – what would now be called Cyrodiil – and established a civilization of city-states, with the White-Gold Tower and its surrounding city (what would later become the Imperial City) as its center.

While the mer were establishing themselves in Tamriel, men from the continent of Atmora to the north of Tamriel began to flee their homeland as it began to freeze over. The Atmorans began settling in the northern part of Tamriel – what is now Skyrim – where they eventually came into conflict with Falmer (snow elves) – the mer who had settled in that region.

As human tribes established themselves south of Skyrim, they encountered the Ayleids. The Ayleids enslaved some of the people, forcing them to build their new civilization. In the year 242 of the first era, the human slaves revolted, led by a woman named Alessia – later regarded as a saint, who received prophetic visions from the Aedra, supporting her revolt.

During the Alessian Slave Revolt, the Ayleids were severely weakened. The power structure of Cyrodiil shifted, and a new empire rose, led by the human fomer-slaves – the Imperials, though some Ayleids still held power over some regions in Cyrodiil.

However, centuries after the Revolt, the teachings of an Imga (the Imga were a betmer race of ape-men) named Marukh started a religious order within the Alessian Empire: the Alessian Order. This order vilified mer and established a monotheism to replace the polytheistic pantheon of Aedra that was commonly worshiped in the Empire. As the power and influence of the Alessian Order grew, the Ayleids began a long exodus out of what remained of their cities, fleeing to all corners of Tamriel, seeking sanctuary with other races of mer.

Eventually the power of the Alessian Order grew so much that the highest ranking member of the Order: the Arch-Prelate had power that rivaled the Emperor himself. All other forms of worship were outlawed in the Empire. By this point, racism against elves – the Ayleids especially – was at an all-time high. Ayleids were no longer in the province. Their cities fell to ruins.

thewill00  asked:

I enjoyed reading your post about why Asgore wasn't warned, but I can't help but wonder if it's kind of pointless. By the time you reach Asgore, you've reached LV 20 (which sans says is the "Maximum") and Chara literally has the power to destroy the entire world. I doubt Asgore could have changed much even with the human souls.

(undertale spoilers)

This is an excellent point. By the time the human makes it to Asgore, not only are they sporting maximum stats, but their damage far exceeds the 99 ATK listed in the menu.

(9,999,999,999: nearly 10 billion points of damage.)

However, while this easily incapacitates Asgore when he’s caught off guard, there is a possibility he may have been able to hold his own against Chara if he absorbed the 6 human souls. While the game never reveals just how powerful Asgore could have become, there are some hints.


Flowey and the Six Souls:

There is one other creature who has absorbed 6 souls: Flowey. While Flowey does not have a boss-monster soul, the 6 souls alone provided him with “incredible power.” Photoshop Flowey does not have a “CHECK,” but if it wasn’t for the human souls revolting against him, he would be impossible to defeat.

If Asgore absorbed the six human souls, it’s reasonable to assume he would be even more powerful than Photoshop Flowey with the addition of his boss monster soul. Could it be enough to overpower the human?


The Power of a God:

While Asgore never gets the chance to absorb seven human souls, there are clues as to what would happen if he did. This power is described as godlike, and capable of destroying humanity.

UNDYNE
With the power of seven human souls, our king…
King ASGORE Dreemurr…
…will become a god.
With that power, ASGORE can finally shatter the barrier.
He will finally take the surface back from humanity…
And give them back the suffering and pain that we have endured.

ASGORE
I would use their souls to become godlike…
…and free us from this terrible prison.
Then, I would destroy humanity…
And let monsters rule the surface, in peace.

One of the most interesting clues to this unfathomable power is hidden in an unused piece of text found in the game files, labeled as “History Part 7.” The other History Books are found in Toriel’s, Alphys’, and Asgore’s houses.

HISTORY PART 7 (unused)
When a human dies, its soul remains stable outside the body.
Meanwhile, a monster’s soul disappears near-instantly upon death.
This allows monsters to absorb the souls of humans…
While it is extremely difficult for humans to absorb a monster’s soul.
This is why they feared us.
Though monsters are weak, with enough human souls…
They could easily destroy all of mankind.

This last line is the most important: with enough human souls a monster could not only destroy all of mankind, but “easily” at that. Now, Asgore only had access to six human souls, so we can only speculate just how much humanity-destroying power it would have granted him, and if it would have been enough to defeat the human.


Infinite ATK and DEF

Lastly, there are the statistics from the god form of Asriel. While Asriel has 6 human souls and all the monster souls (roughly the equivalent of 7 human souls), his stats might be the best clue to what Asgore would have had with 6 human souls plus boss-monster soul.

Asriel Dreemurr boasts infinite stats. If anyone could survive an attack from the human, it would be him. The question is: would Asgore have infinite stats with the addition of 6 human souls? And if not, would it be high enough to withstand 9,999,999,999 points of attack damage? Is it possible that human souls are not susceptible to the damage inflicted by hatred, and the desire to hurt?

To go one step further, Asriel Dreemurr has another set of stats in the game data that is not infinite. Rather, his in-game stats are 9,999 HP, 8 ATK, and 9,999 DEF.  However, this is still nothing compared to the nearly ten billion points of damage inflicted on Asgore. Whether the infinite stats are true, or if the in-game stats are true depends on how the game is interpreted.

Since Asgore never absorbs the souls, there is no way to know how much power he would have. The only certainty is that Asgore does not stand in the way of Chara erasing the world.

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Sometimes having Edward as an older brother was great. Being eternally stuck at sixteen wasn’t so brilliant but having an older brother to look out for you, who knew what you were going through and was there for you if you needed him, who was just as indestructible as you, that was great. Sometimes. Other times it totally sucked. 

Edward was generally a good brother. He’d help you if you needed it, he would spend time with you, he would teach you new things and he would look out for you. However, there were also times he took the ‘looking out for you’ aspect of his brotherly responsibilities too far. 

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Surrealism is not, has never been, and will never be a literary or artistic school but is a movement of the human spirit in revolt and an eminently subversive attempt to reenchant the world: an attempt to reestablish the “enchanted” dimensions at the core of human existence—poetry, passion, mad love, imagination, magic, myth, the marvelous, dreams, revolt, utopian ideals—which have been eradicated by this civilization and its values. In other words, Surrealism is a protest against narrow-minded rationality, the commercialization of life, petty thinking, and the boring realism of our money-dominated, industrial society. It is also the utopian and revolutionary aspiration to “transform life”—an adventure that is at once intellectual and passionate, political and magical, poetic and dreamlike. It began in 1924; it continues today.
—  Michael Löwy, Morning Star: Surrealism, Marxism, Anarchism, Situationism, Utopia, p. 1.
The present and the succession of presents before a constantly conscious soul is the ideal of the absurd man. But the word “ideal” rings false in this connection. It is not even his vocation, but merely the third consequence of his reasoning. Having started from an anguished awareness of the inhuman, the meditation on the absurd returns at the end of its itinerary to the very heart of the passionate flames of human revolt.
—  Albert Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus.
Zodiac Signs: Mythical Races

Aries: Werewolves- also known as Lycans legend has it that they were a race of people who could purposely turn into larger-than-normal wolves, but some stories differ saying that it was a curse that turned a human into a half-man/half-wolf monster without his consent during a full moon.

Taurus: Dryads- also know as wood nymphs dryads were extremely beautiful and were literally the spirits of the trees. Legend has it that if the tree they were from died so would they. Love of nature, and an extremely strong tie to their home/roots nothing screams Taurus more.

Gemini: Fairies-Small magical creatures often depicted with butterfly, or insect wings. Are known to be small in stature and mischievous in nature. They cannot lie but they have been known to be very persuasive with their words.

Cancer: Sirens- Not to be confused with mermaids the original sirens had wings, but they lived by the sea. In some legends they were beautiful women who sang sailors to the rocks and drowned them, in other stories the sang them to the rocks to devour the sailors themselves.

Leo: Nephilim-The offspring of humans and angels in some stories they are giants, who are taller, stronger and dumber than most humans. In other stories they are beautiful/handsome creatures with retractable wings of ether, known for their passionate and ruthless behavior. Strong , handsome/beautiful, vain, and addicted to luxury sounds pretty Leo to me.

Virgo: Elves-magical creatures that often live apart from society, but have been know to both help and hinder humans. They are ageless peaceful and very beautiful. They live by their values, and value logic above all else.

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When my family and I first moved to the United States, I actively tried to make myself more American. I succeeded in conditioning myself to speak with an American accent with only a slight Embassy Kid undertone but on some level, my efforts are futile. I think apple pie is disgusting, I fell asleep during the one baseball game I ever attended, and, drumroll please, I am not a fan of The Great Gatsby. “Over the Love” was featured on the soundtrack of the 2012 film directed by Baz Luhrmann and to further blaspheme my name, I thought the movie was better than the book or at least, wasn’t as universally praised such that it fell massively short of the pedestal people put it on. I heard the criticism of the soundtrack being too anachronistic, with Fergie and Lana del Rey and Florence + the Machine, but in some way, this haphazard selection seemed far more appropriate than explicitly jazz age music since the primary characteristic of the Roaring Twenties was change and conglomerations of the old and new, the end of the Gilded Age and the euphoria before the despair of the Great Depression.

But in any case, I think “Over the Love” defines the dark underbelly of the American Dream in a way that’s less hackneyed than the novel with its literal Valley of the Ashes. Its literal juxtaposition of love and death is pronounced without being affected and subtler than the novel or the film. It is the direct confrontation of the hypocrisy of the Gilded Age and utilizes the long-standing metaphor of the green light that illuminated the downfall of Gatsby’s dream in Fitzgerald’s original novel.

But full disclosure, a lot of my dislike for Gatsby comes from two factors: first, F. Scott Fitzgerald was an awful husband, stimulating panic attacks in his wife Zelda and admitting her into mental hospitals and then pilfering her work and passing it off as his own. On further consideration, in spite of his friend Ernest Hemingway being derided as the ultimate misogynist of the Lost Generation, I have to give that particular distinction to Fitzgerald because in spite of Hemingway’s womanizing and alcoholism, at least he never intentionally drove any of his wives into psychosis. I think that Fitzgerald might have seen himself as Nick Carraway, but in all honesty, he reminds me far more of Gatsby with his delusions of grandeur and obsessiveness with Daisy. Plus, during AP English junior year of high school, we had to perform a musical on a section of The Great Gatsby and it was the physical representation of a chain of dominos tumbling down while tinny arrangements of Vampire Weekend songs inappropriately provided the soundtrack (sorry Tina, but it’s true). I sang and I danced and I sneezed at possibly the most abjectly inopportune moment and whoever has that video has some great blackmail material on all of us. But, the overalls I wore when playing Wilson were as fashionable as they come, and I used rehearsals to sneak off with my boyfriend at the time for hours on end, which ended up really annoying my group for some reason not to mention my parents when they inadvertently found out.

“Over the Love” is rather reminiscent of Zadie Smith’s take on New York City. I hadn’t spent much time in New York before college but I’ve been spending increasing amounts of time in the city and from an outsider’s perspective that has seen a lot of the world, I relate to her conflicting emotions about the city. Smith published “White Teeth” in 2000 when she was in her early 20s and it was the first “adult” novel I ever read. Her voice thankfully lacked both the overly romantic and the hypercritical voices that I had come to associate with most millennial writers and absolutely despise. Her appraisal on New York is as sharp and biting as hers on London but stops short of true disdain or contempt.  My favorite passage from her essay, “Find Your Beach” which appeared in the New York Times Book Review last October is: “You don’t come to live here unless the delusion of a reality shaped around your own desires isn’t a strong aspect of your personality. “A reality shaped around your own desires”- there’s something sociopathic about that ambition.”

The nature of New York is almost an exaggerated state of the American Dream, individualism to an extreme level combined with an exacting desire to maintain social order and propriety. The West Coast is a different sort of uptight than New York because people are encouraged to hide their innate tendencies with a mask of laissez faire attitude towards life, which makes New York all the more jarring. The city doesn’t coddle you, allowing you to be a child who cares for nothing more than Ghirardelli and good strong wine like San Francisco, or hide from the dark of the world in quiet rain and pseudo-hipster music clubs reeking of clove cigarettes like Seattle does, but faces the dark of the world with an almost vindictive attitude that says “The world sucks and we’re going to revel in the awful by being at the very top no matter who we have to drag down in the process.” And it’s also grossly expensive to live there on top of everything else.

“Over the Love” has that same maddened state of calm, unceasing and getting more frenzied as the song progresses but with no hint of losing control because from what I know about New Yorkers, they value their sense of control more than almost anything else in the world. The gender roles are also more defined than on the West Coast, and to be aware of it is crippling, just ask Ellen Olenska; the white lace gloves came off and they can’t ever be put back on as if no such realization occurred. The women are to be like Daisy Buchanan in a way, beautiful and light and never off their game, but on some level, accepting of their lot in life in a way I can never be. They are to be attractive and intelligent, strong and independent but never strong and independent in a way that visibly emasculates their partners.

“Over the Love” feels like Florence’s search for some semblance of humanity in the forced stoicism of New York City and when she finally finds it, she’s at a loss because it’s not compassionate or merciful but as revolting as humanity can get. But the only road we all go down is towards death, and the song ends with that menacing repeated line “I can see the green light, I can see it in your eyes” because some emotions are universal no matter how devastating they end up being.

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Zodiac Signs: Mythical Races

Aries: Werewolves- also known as Lycans legend has it that they were a race of people who could purposely turn into larger-than-normal wolves, but some stories differ saying that it was a curse that turned a human into a half-man/half-wolf monster without his consent during a full moon.

Taurus: Dryads- also know as wood nymphs dryads were extremely beautiful and were literally the spirits of the trees. Legend has it that if the

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For a Drop of Your Blood by @kingsmanhartwin

Eggsy Unwin is an MI6 agent, assigned to protect, and keep tabs on, Harry Hart -one of the three leaders of the vampire clan - who is in town due to a number of human revolts sparked by vampiric insurrection.

Harry is immediately drawn to Eggsy and his mouthwatering blood, the taste of it, the feel of Eggsy clutching at him as he takes. However he keeps himself emotionally distant as vampires and humans are not meant to be together. Well, he tries - or so he tells himself.

The playing field will change drastically, however, when Harry is forced to change Eggsy to save his life.

Imagine doing a bunch of consecutive No Mercy runs. Imagine, eventually, things start to play out differently. Starting with Monster Kid, instead of just standing in your way and your attack getting blocked by UNDYNE… he dodges. Just like Sans. And says “Looks like the flower was right. You’re kinda bad at hitting moving targets.” Cue actual fight with Monster Kid that has him using some very Touhou-esque attacks, including an outright Cranberry Trap ripoff, as well as dodging. Eventually you actually manage to aim your strike right, buuuuut some things just don’t change.

Later, after you kill Mettaton, Napstablook shows up. In a robot body. And says “so the flower was right. you were going to kill him.” Cue fight with Blooky, and unlike the fight with Mettaton NEO, it’s an actual fight(and a hard one at that, with blooky dodging. Eventually he runs out of power, and then you get to murder him. You cold-hearted killer.)

Sans happens as normal. But then when you go into the room with ASGORE… he’s not there, and if you examine ANYTHING, it says
*It’s covered in dust.

So you go forward, eventually to the barrier… where Flowey shows up, absorbs the six souls, reveals he already killed ASGORE and took HIS soul too, and that he is not going to let you kill him, then saying “Or ANYONE. EVER. AGAIN. I’m going to kill YOU. Again. and again. and again. And I won’t be doing it alone.” The game crashes.

You launch it up again and it appears the same as when you do your first NEUTRAL run before a True Reset, only… it says GASTER, not FLOWEY. It says “My Void” instead of “My World”. And instead of nines, they’re all sixes.

You load the save. You’re in a void. Also, you’re playing as Chara. Much like when Flowey fought you. You find a save point. There’s your save. It cracks. It cracks again, revealing… W. D. Gaster. And then the screen scrolls up, revealing Flowey. Flowey then says “I told you.” And then Gaster says, in Aster, “How did it feel to have a kill stolen from you?” And then Flowey says “You used to be my best friend, Chara. But you’ve changed.” Then Gaster follows up in Wingdings with “NOW YOU’RE GOING TO WISH YOU NEVER FELL DOWN.”

And then Omega Flowey battle, starting with File 1 Saved. Yep, he just saved over your file. With the intermissions replaced with battles with Gaster. Who’s attacks are COMPLETELY RANDOMIZED. Those battles last for 5 turns, and when you attack him, he, GUESS WHAT, just sidesteps it just like Sans.

Eventually, you DO manage to whittle one of them down to zero HP left… but Flowey just loads File 1. And no, the human SOULS don’t revolt. And Flowey lets you know they’re not going to.



You DON’T get out of this.



Ever.


It’s the best nightmare imaginable.