humanity as plague

The Shooting Star

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.

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“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.”

“Nope!”

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.

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  • <p> <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.
—  Glen Bateman in The Stand by Stephen King

Humanity: Closed RP with @dexdlydxrkness

(Tagging with SK Spoilers and SOT Spoilers.)

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?

Don’t Fear the Reaper Chapter 8: Fighting For a Chance

Sam Winchester x Reader

Chapter Summary: While visiting Death, you beg for the chance to stick with Sam.

Story Summary: You are a reaper, actually one of Death’s favorites.  You’ve been following the story of the Winchesters for a while, staying out of sight, never letting them see you. You slowly fall in love with Sam, even though he doesn’t know you exist. But that all changes one day. Set in Season 5

Catch Up Here: Chapter 1, Chapter 2, Chapter 3, Chapter 4, Chapter 5, Chapter 6, Chapter 7

“But why?” You whispered, while feeling a new sensation around your eyes. It was a slight burning sensation, followed by your eyes becoming unfocused. Reaching up, you felt wetness on your lower eyelashes. You were crying. You had forgotten what crying was like. The last time you had cried was during your time at the castle, and it had not been comfortable. You had promised yourself you would never cry again, but yet, here you were.

“This apocalypse is killing people left and right. I have as many Reapers working on it as I can, but if things get worse, I might need you too.” Death told you.

“Isn’t it more important that I stay with the Winchesters? So they can stop the apocalypse?” You almost begged, the most emotion you had shown around your Creator. He always wanted his Reapers calm and reserved. It worked well for the business, and he expected it in his meetings too.

“Yes, it is important. But so is harvesting all the souls, and we are being stretched thin. For right now, you will stay with the Winchesters, but just a warning. Next time I call you, it will be to put you to work.” He told you, dismissing you from his side.

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Heather Chandler is a monster. If Satan himself crawled out of Hell, arrived on earth, and vowed to destroy all of humanity in a fiery apocalyptic plague, Heather Chandler would fuck him in the ass with his own pitchfork until he bled out and died. And if that doesn’t paint a clear enough picture, I once saw her watch an entire sneezing panda video without cracking a smile ONCE.
—  Veronica
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GONE FOREVER!! ARE THE CRYSTAL CAVES OF NAICA

Cave of the Crystals or Giant Crystal Cave (Spanish: Cueva de los Cristales) is a cave connected to the Naica Mine 300 metres (980 ft) below the surface of Naica in , Chihuahua, Mexico.  Now completely submerged water flooding them never to be seen again.  Naica lies on an ancient fault above an underground magma chamber below the cave it was so damn hot in there they had to design special protective suits resembling a hazmat or NASA suit. Giant Crystal Cave was discovered in 2000 by miners excavating a new tunnel for the Industrias Peñoles mining company located in Naica, Mexico,  while drilling through the Naica fault, which they were concerned would flood the mine. The mining complex in Naica contains substantial deposits of silver, zinc and lead. They could not be more right that’s exactly what happened and boy did it flood it flooded so much scientist say it’s gone forever! 

I find it to be a lesson from an ancient type of curse modern humans are plagued with. That being we shouldn’t poke around in undiscovered places like this cause all people want to do is somehow expose it and broadcast  just to cash in on it and make MONEY. Then there’s the truly pathetic people who are on ebay having crystals from some cheap made in China place yet claiming they are from here!

 These caves might have had healing powers or something but  because of technology it will just get ravaged and probed and prodded like they did here this is a perfect example the cave has been here for God knows how long yet a few years after people find it … It somehow just committed suicide and said fuck you guys we were just fine and here you come with all this bullshit equipment and people building quarters for the researchers right in and on this spot atop the cave

The wind blows,
as thoughts in the mind
overflow like a flood.
Neurons, firing like a thunderstorm
trying to figure out where I belong.
Wishing…
Society would understand
the struggle that we suffer on a
daily basis.
Violence….
Plagues humanity as a virus
No! more like a disease.
Statistically…
We pose a threat.
We bleed the same, walk the same and breath the same air.
But…..
You can’t accept me.
What am I?

By Poetic lifeline

The moment Saori started to change

Saori Kido is probably one of the most fascinating characters in development terms for me and the reason is she goes from being an infuriatingly aloof and sometimes even cruel character to being a literal ray of sunshine without the change being too abrupt or cliché, the downside to it being that most people seem to not even notice it.

In Classic series (Pre-sanctuary, veeery early into the story) we still don’t know anything about the Sanctuary or Athena or even what the freaking Saints are for. All we have are these characters we don’t know yet and a girl seemingly moving the strings to make them fight for entertainment. Gallactic Tournament Saori, while nowhere near as awful as -we are later shown- she used to be when she was younger, was still pretty awful as a person:

  • She still somewhat expects people to obey her without a doubt just for her position. Ex. When Seiya arrives with the Pegasus Cloth, she automatically assumes he’ll take his place in the tournament, despite the fact that she surely must have remembered the agreement between Seiya and Mitsumasa was that he’ll only earn the cloth to be able to see Seika again. Seiya, being the little shit he is, refuses, it’s only offering him the deal to find his missing sister for him if he wins that she persuades him of staying and fighting. You can tell it’s the only one she’s needed to bribe like this, seeing how taken aback she intially was at his negative, andI think that speaks VOLUMES of how used she is to being obeyed.
  • She still thinks she’s entitled to Seiya and company’s lives. Ex. THE FRICKING GALLACTIC TOURNAMENT. I don’t care how much they justify it (They had to see who was worthy of the Sagitarius cloth, yadda, yadda) that was downright inhumane. Shiryu and Seiya almost clobbered each other to death and Hyoga almost got killed by poison, for Pete’s sake. Note: It’s a bit unclear whether she kept the tournament going for as long as possible just to fulfill Mitsumasa’s wishes or because she herself was only interested in keeping the strongest Saint and she believed it to be Seiya pretty much from the start it seems but the thing still reminisces of a scene shown later in a flashback, where a younger Saori forces the boys to play with her and the only one brave enough to defy her is Seiya (Although if she had tried to force Shun, I’m sure Ikki would have flipped too), ending up with Jabu being hurt by her games. Early series!Saori didn’t seem to care much whether what she was doing hurt the boys, her eyes always either set on the prize
  • She still uses somewhat questionable means to her end. Again, how she gets Seiya to participate in her tournament is all sorts of not cool, taking in account his original arrangement with Mitsumasa. AND AGAIN, the entire Tournament is rather questionable, all the more when, during Seiya and Shiryu’s fight, Tatsumi ‘I-whip-little-boys-for-speaking-up’ suggests they stop it for being too barbaric and she doesn’t. Either she had an insane amount of trust in Seiya’s willpower from the very start or she wants to see it play out. It ended up well, thankfully, but it could have easily ended up in tragedy

The reason for her to be shown as somewhat despotic back then (Specifically when it comes to Saints) isn’t really clear. It could be Tatsumi’s inflluence -again, what kind of guy hits a boy half to death for speaking up!?- or it could be an early nod to how Gods in the Saint Seiya Universe are towards humans. 

(Although I don’t think the latter’s likely, seeing how Athena is the only Olimpian who doesn’t see humanity as a plague upon the earth, that is a given, and Saori in particular seems to relate to humanity in a much more intimate manner later on, probably because she was brought up as a veeeery privileged but still normal human girl rather than Goddess in the Sanctuary)

Whatever the reason is, she grows out of her tyrant phase rather quickly, soon coming to care for the Saints deeply. If Tatsumi picks on them, she defends them, she tries to comfort them or encourage them when the morale is low, at one point, she’s so worried that they may be facing OP enemies that when she’s kindapped by a ridiculously large dude, she would rather not have them fight him, telling them to forget about her and protect the Golden armor.

I’m not clear on what was that triggered that change but my money goes to this:

Seiya saving Shiryu in the Tournament. Also the first time we see the Bronzies coming together, starting to care for one another and acting as brothers in arms rather than rivals. Even fricking Jabu, who hates Seiya’s guts since childhood, is cheering! Even Geki, who got beaten by him earlier, celebrates his victory! Seiya’s strength and kindess brings them all together and inspires them, it reminds them they’re not fighter machines, they’re human. And look at this

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For most of the tournament Saori’s been shown as aloof and cold, always in control of the situation. It’s as infuriating for Seiya as it probably is for the watcher, and it makes liking her hard. But this…this is probably the first genuine smile we see of her in the series that is not directed to Mitsumasa’s portrait, and it’s probably the first hint we have that she’s not as terrible as she seems and her first step towards becoming the Goddess we all know and love: Being taught by Seiya that power can come hand in hand with kindness and courage, that caring for others is not weakness but quite the contrary and that these Saints are much more marvelous than she’s dared to think. It’s a very early reflection of what she says to Hades when he mocks her for crying for Seiya: Love makes humans capable of overcoming their own limits

Basically, Seiya, directly or indirectly, helps her become a better person.