In 2012, archaeologists in Venice uncovered the remains of a 16th-century female “vampire.” She had a brick placed into her mouth so that she could not feed on victims of the plague. This discovery supported the medieval belief that vampires were the cause of plagues.
Also WTF happened 300 years ago???!!! Was that when the Lich came back and Billy had to fight him??? It wasn’t the mushroom war since that had been over for nearly 1000 years by this point in the story so what the heck happened?
When I tried to classify your species, I’ve realized that you are not actually mammals. Every mammal on this planet instinctively develops a natural equilibrium with the surrounding environment. But you humans do not.
Plot of Versus XIII aka how Final Fantasy XV was supposed to be
These are taken from a Japanese forum and for what we do know about the plot (like Prompto and Gladio betraying Noctis). Fleuret siblings in this case mean Stella and Ravus. (the previous plot reveal to FFXV was hoax)
-Noctis was going to die too, but In a more symbolic manner, He dies on his throne like if He was going to sleep (reference to somnus) - Prompto and gladio would have betrayed Noctis at some point In The original triology, prompto because niflheim and his dad, verstael ( who was a very bigger antagonist ), gladio did it because He did approve noct as a friend but not as a king. ( like In xv) - cor dies in The last game In Noctis arms, saying he is proud to see how He has grown up, He was also The driver with The mustache In The eralier trailer. He is an orphan, He immigrated in lucis. - Regis dies at The end of The first game. His killer is named below. - Stella would have lived, but not In a very good health, she is not The main antagonist of versus xiii, her parents were killed when she was a child. Her brother became a double spy for The lucis/tenebrae alliance and niflheim ( more precisely ardyn ). She suffered a near death experience, The high ranking officer In charge of her tried to kill her by orders - There was FOUR major villains In versus XIII : Ravus in The first game, Verstael In The second game, Ardyn ( who was named arden In this time ) In The third game. Clarus amicitia ( The original who was named Noctis evil uncle by fans In e3 2013 ) was The one who killed regis and permited niflheim to secretly organise an invasion, because jealousy and consider his friend as an egoistic king ( reference to glauca ) - Ravus was more calm and used magic from tenebrae, he was blind because he could see the dead like noctis but didn’t support it, He is The final boss of The first game but dies In The second game, stella kills him, without knowing it was him under The hood, because of Ardyn. - Verstael was The most dangerous villain of versus xiii. He is obsessed with The powers of The royal blood. He used human test subjects from annexed nations of solheim and tenebrae. He infused his son prompto with magitek but it was a failure so he left him. He makes prompto betray The group and blasts some of insomnia with a magitek blast. When Ardyn kills onscreen iedolas In gralea, verstael becomes The new ruler of niiflheim, He makes experiments on both Noctis and prompto to recreate one of The being that created eos but this monstrosity kills him, this thing is The final boss of The second game, and prompto dies at The end of this battle. It’s later revealed that He made a magic pact with Ardyn. Like Ravus. - iedolas had a more important role since The peace treaty was an In game scene. He also bullies Ardyn In one scene, Noctis help The chancellor, but this was a ruse from him, playing The victim. - Gladio takes a shot from his father destined to noctis. Noctis then kills clarus. The scene from first trailer from 2006 take place after this scene ( third game ) - Aranea had The same script, basically anti heroic, and guest character - Gentiana had a completly different role, she was THE oracle from versus xiii. She is eventually stella close friend. She is revealed to be a descendant of The real royal bloodline making her ancestor eos. She is shiva’s reincarnation. Her outfit was not The black dress she has now. Her design was more samurai-ish.
Ardyn was not meant to be a former king of lucis, In The first game, He doesn’t have much screentime, we know only his name and position, and that He has a funny side, In The second game we see him as The real cause of Stella position against Noctis : He manipulates both Fleuret siblings because they have a magical power of light capable of countering lucis clan powers who are said to be Fueled from darkness. He also kills iedolas detonating a hidden flare spell In his gun. His motives are only revealed In The third game : He is The “first being created” by etro who was tasked to guide humans to peace. But they were always Fighting for power, so He created darkness to maintain a balance and gave it to gentiana’s ancestors, who were superior beings (Summons). But a lucis caelum Fell In love with one of etro’s daughters, thus making The Current bloodline. It was originaly a ruse from The lucis caelum clan to retrieve this power from The summons. The mastermind was arden because He judged that He deserved this power more than humans. This created The plague of stars. Etro punished him and He was outcasted from godhood, living now among humans for eternity…
His Current goal In versus xiii is to make The lucis caelum and Nox fleuret ( who holds The power of light only secretly revealed at The end ) fall to bring chaos, and make etro waking up from her slumber to kill her with The crystal, created by etro, which is a catalyst of The plague of stars, an epidemy born of this unbalance, which enlighten The nights, makes humans more agressive and Sensible to their emotions, then turns them into Demons. Ardyn Will turn into into his original form in The final fight ( human size ), The battle is almost like The current final battle. Then He kills offscreen etro who is sleeping with Stella as her Bost ( logo) and fuses with her skull (lucian Crest). Ironically, Ardyn, blind In his rage, forgot that He wanted to die before all, Noctis grants his wish with The last level of his power which his to teleport souls to kingdom of dead. Stella is saved, but she becomes depressive after Noctis death.
Fate of The characters : Noctis dies ( weakened and by his own Will ) Gladio dies ( by clarus ) Prompto dies Ignis lives. Also He is The only one who stay 100% loyal to noctis. Stella lives Ravus dies ( by stella ) Regis dies ( by clarus ) Cor dies ( by ardyn ) Gentiana lives and become shiva though it’s implied that astral are meant to disappear at The end of The triology. Ardyn lives in The kingdom of dead Iedolas dies Verstael dies Glauca dies In a boss battle. He was already a Lucian traitor In armor. But He was not drautos. ( kingsglaives existed but not at all like now ) Aranea lives Cid and cidney lives. Weskham existed already and dies In versus xiii Noctis mother was named in The triology as aulea lucis caelum. She is alive in The kingdom of dead. Iris was not as important as now. She was also much younger. Loqi, Nyx, Dino, Drautos didn’t exist until 2011.
Gameplay : - summons : ifrit ( solheim, traitor summon ), leviathan ( accordo ), bahamut ( niflheim ), fenrir ( tenebrae, He is only The emblem He doesn’t appear ingame ), shiva ( another unamed asian-like region ), ramuh ( another unamed region ), carbuncle, titan.
- gralea is explorable, it’s inspired by manchester. Solheim has arabian like locations. Accordo is linear. Insomnia palace is The final dungeon. - Stella becomes playable after prompto death - The ring didn’t exist ( or at least not as a ring ) so ring magic didn’t exist. - no outfits and DLC. No manual driving. No regalia type. - no timeskip
400 ft below the surface of Paris exists one of the scariest and coolest places on earth. The bones of over 6 million people are still interred here. Now they are organized and placed respectfully, but in the beginning the officials of Paris were just cleaning up the surface of the city by dumping the remains from full graveyards into the old rock quarries that built the city. Spooky! Great place to pop the question to your girlfriend!
All of the photos in this set were long exposures with no flash. If you ever get to go, don’t forget the remote and/or tripod!
A/N: Oh boy, here we go. This is my first entry one-shot for @doodledrawsthings human bill AU (which they helped edit and illustrate). For those not familiar, it’s an AU based on the Flat Dreams lore by @pengychan, basically a “what-if” scenario of Bill coming back during the Pines Twins second summer in Gravity Falls. If you’re unfamiliar with it, CHECK OUT THEIR PAGE. WHAT ARE YOU DOING WITH YOUR LIFE. Hope you enjoy this one.
“And this is the time DipDop and I were voted Best Dynamic Duo! Man, I can’t imagine not having my bro to count on!”
“Can we do something else.”
The occupant of the kitchen chair groaned loudly, burying his face in his arms. “Tell me, Shooting Star, is TORTURING ME with POINTLESS HUMAN SENTIMENTS glued onto pieces of colorful paper some kinda elaborate revenge scheme you’re executing?”
“First, they’re not pointless. I’ll have you know I worked very hard on each of them! And second-” Mabel jumped up from her chair and smacked Bill lightly across the face. The demon recoiled with an half-annoyed half-startled snarl. “You’re being a jerk! So you get a frowny-face sticker.”
Bill slowly pried said sticker off his cheek, slowly ripped it in half with a disturbing satisfaction, and tossed the remaining pieces on the floor, his eyes never leaving Mabel’s. The demon silently got up, fixing the girl with a sneer before turning to leave. Well, that could have gone better.
My dream show would be dragon tales except that u made it
Two kids enter a world of dragons to escape from human life, but after the glitz and glamour of Dragon Land fades as they get accustomed to it they realize The land is a corrupted world under the thumb of reptilian lords and all the ills that plague human life, in a dimension with physics and mathematics incomprehensible to the human mind.
They also learn that the the human Earth and the known universe is but the dream of a great coiled serpent that all of Dragonland rests upon. Anything in Dragonland that rings familiar and like their life back on Earth is only cause Earth is a hollow fabricated memory and an incomplete recreation of the world of dragons.
The kids, when the weight of Dragonland gets too harsh, can retreat back into the “real world”, but the world true to them is but a temporary dream and a false image of reality. When the world serpent wakes. All of humanity will exist as only forgotten thoughts and memories of the serpent, and all of Dragonland will be crushed under the Immense being’s coils as it tries to ascend elsewhere.
Once they were on the pier they saw the sea spread out before them, a gently heaving expanse of deep-piled velvet, supple and sleek as a creature of the wild. They sat down on a boulder facing the open. Slowly the waters rose and sank, and with their tranquil breathing sudden oily glints formed and flickered over the surface in a haze of broken lights. Before them the darkness stretched out into infinity. Rieux could feel under his hand the gnarled, weather-worn visage of the rocks, and a strange happiness possessed him. Turning to Tarrou, he caught a glimpse on his friend’s face of the same happiness, a happiness that forgot nothing, not even murder.
Albert Camus, The Plague (tr. Stuart Gilbert, 1948)
So, my birthday was last month. I insisted that it come and go unannounced. I’m not big on my own birthday, as it is just another day to me. I’m not saying that birthdays are not special, just that mine is not. I don’t feel the need to celebrate the day in which I was
unceremoniously pulled out of my mothers vagina, though I’m certain she was glad to have me leave.
Anyway. I received a package in the mail. Knowing there is only one person in the world that would have my new address, I knew it was from @jennamoreci and Cliff. Thinking back, I realized how sneaky they had been, as we had already discussed how having them as friends is more than plenty, as they are two of the most incredible people anyone could ever meet, and I am so very lucky to know them.
I pulled open the package, and saw it was a t-shirt. I saw the letters “PUR” as I started to unfold it. I was already excited about receiving a gift, but I knew what those letters meant. I took a deep breath, and very loudly said “No she didn’t!” I unfolded it all the way and I took another deep breath. I had a huge grin on my face, one that didn’t go away for several hours.
“Purge The Human Plague” is something of a catchphrase of mine. I use it when I am feeling particularly disappointed with the people of the world. When humans have been the cause of the day going to shit, this is the phrase to utter. Some of you may know this, many of you, I’m sure, do not. Jenna uses it sometimes too, for the same reasons I imagine. She knows this is a favorite phrase of mine, so having received a black shirt with this phrase printed across it means so much to me. The thoughtfulness that went into it almost made me shed a tear. Instead, I took a shot of whisky and punched a wall to reassert my manliness.
The point is that I feel like I don’t deserve friends like that. To have people in my life that know me well enough to illicit such an emotional response from me is both terrifying and comforting, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
prompt: Simon is not comfortable when someone touches him but for some reasons he is when Raph touches him and everyone notices it
Magnus was the first to notice. It was a small touch on the shoulder and Simon had flinched away from him, yet here Simon sat pressed against Raphael’s side, their hands interlocked as they carry out a very intense game of numb wrestling, when they had gotten this close, he didn’t know but he wasn’t going to question it, they both looked happy.
Alec was the second person to notice. He wasn’t close to either one of the vampires but he’s been around Simon enough to know that the fledgling avoided human contact like the Black Plague. Yet he stayed plastered to his clan leaders side. Barely inches apart. Alec noticed the the fond look on Raphael’s face when Simon was yapping on about something no one was interested in hearing about. It was a familiarity he knew well.
Luke hadn’t noticed it was too late and he hates himself for it. He tells himself he should have known, should have been there for Simon. It pained to watch the kid he sent hours teaching to drive, the kid that planned Saturday movie nights, pull away from his touch but easily embraced Raphael. But yet, Luke felt reassured, there will always be someone there for Simon.
Clary was perhaps the last to notice. Naturally she blamed the hierarchy of the shadow world for the distance between them. A vampire and a shadowhunter could not be best friends no matter how much they tried.
Though Clary failed to realize that the relationship she shared with Simon had completely crumbled until one night when her best friend laid battered and covered in blood and dirt.
“Simon, Simon I’m here” she cried and crunched down besides him. Her hands inches away from his face when Simon batted it way.
“Magnus” His eyes searched for the warlock among the group of shadowhunters. “Raphael?” He asked when Magnus pushed pass Jace and Aldertree.
“He’s coming, let me look after you until then” Magnus gracefully stooped besides Clary and went to work on sealing Simon’s cuts.
Clary silently cried, not at the sight of her best friend winching but by the fact that every time she reached for him, he jerked his hand away from her.
“Simon” Raphael called and pushed his way through the cluster of shadowhunters. He fell to his knees and Simon opened his arms for Raphael to hoist him off the floor.
“Lets go home” Simon said in a bare whisper and Raphael nodded.
Clary cried into Jace’s arms as she watched her best friend walk away, his fingers intertwined with the only person he’s let get close to him.
The youth have inherited the world with a burning desire to fix this place with what you have left for us. Do we fix the world with more sadness? No, no. That could not have been your intent. Do we fix this place with more fears? No, no. I would rather break my wings off than to not take a leap faith. Spray paint the sky into my favorite shade of red and tell you that I left my heart there for you to find– scatter my ashes into deep space and let the sun have me. I just want to feel the sunrise on my skin and sunset on my lips. The world is much more than what I can write, but I’d still try. Most days I’m living in a loop and maybe it’s the human condition to be plagued by routine and habits– I am the patterns of my laughter and smile. I break away with the storms and call for the seas to crash into a soul that still longs for much, much more. Do we fix this situation with more love? The old question. How can I fix anything if I don’t love myself? An even older question. To the youth of flames.
<b>Kevin:</b> *to Veronica* If Satan himself crawled out of hell, landed on earth, and vowed to destroy all of humanity with a fiery apocalyptic plague, Cheryl Blossom would fuck him in the ass with his own pitchfork until he bled out and died.<p/><b>Veronica:</b> *scoffs * Yeah, right.<p/><b>Veronica:</b> *turns to the rest of the gang*<p/><b>Betty, Jughead, & Archie:</b> *nod furiously*<p/></p>
Shall I tell you what sociology teaches us about the human race? I’ll give it to you in a nutshell. Show me a man or woman alone and I’ll show you a saint. Give me two and they’ll fall in love. Give me three and they’ll invent the charming thing we call “society”. Give me four and they’ll build a pyramid. Give me five and they’ll make one an outcast. Give me six and they’ll reinvent prejudice. Give me seven and in seven years they’ll reinvent warfare. Man may have been made in the image of God, but human society was made in the image of His opposite number, and is always trying to get back home.
Plague had always been a man of science. Observing, experimenting, and forming hypotheses were his element.
His observations of Spectre Knight had brought up some key notes, including he had his humanity stripped of him- possibly by the Enchantress. His experiments with his adopted families native magic usually worked out well. And, his current hypothesis: If he can ‘turn back time’ on Spectre knight himself, he might have his humanity restored.
The only issue he had now, was how to casually approach the reaper and propose this experiment to him without letting the poor thing know he’s been spied on by the alchemist. Well, it was just a quick walk to the lich yard, and all he had to do was ask Spectre if he could participate in an experiment. Easy, right?
All he could do at this time was sit by the Lichyard and wait for Spectre Knight to show up. AFter that…. rather awkward encounter while Spectre was sick made the alchemist feel bad for yelling, and he wanted to attempt to return the favor. Maybe being human again would do the trick?
Nathan Prescott is not my friend. Nathan Prescott is a monster. If Satan himself crawled out of hell, landed on earth, and vowed to destroy all of humanity with a fiery apocalyptic plague, Nathan Prescott would fuck him in the ass with his own pitchfork until he bled out and died.
I think what’s keeping me upset about Innistrad - even after all this time - is that the humans will never know that Avacyn (and by extension, the rest of the angels) going mad wasn’t her fault and neither was it because the humans were plagued with sin and/or had fallen out of her favor.
Her name is now slandered forever by the people she had been made to protect.