Swords of an Honorable Ruler is my FAVORITE Inuyasha Movie
I don’t care how big everyone’s ears are.
- Its one of the better glimpses we see of Inuyasha’s parents relationship and the tragedy surrounding his birth,(Thank goodness for the Tenseiga, huh?) and how Inuyasha’s father actually met his end.
- While Sesshomaru is is typical self - scientifically observing everything happening, I think we get to see a little bit more of his motivation here? Like, yes, he didn’t have the best relationship with pops - I mean he wanted to defeat him and be his superior. However I think the fact that Inu no Taisho died protecting Inuyasha and Izaiyoi robbed him of that opportunity. That could cause some serious resentment.
- Takemaru is a super interesting villain. He is quite similar to Naraku in that his desire for a woman soured when she was unavailable to him, thus motivating him to do some terrible things (i.e. Kill a woman in labor and her baby, be reanimated by a sword from hell…)
- The whole several scenes where Inuyasha is possessed by So'unga. Not only does Kagome get to see her nightmares realized (her involvement in the Feudal Era causing devastation in her own time), but also the actual destruction of a village by Inuyasha’s hand back in the Sengoku period. (I think we were ALL Miroku, screaming ourselves hoarse in desperation when we thought Inuyasha was going to kill that mom and her kids - one of my favorite moments btw).
- Sesshomaru’s left arm. I mean… he had the opportunity to get that baby back, but instead, he just casually watched it fall into the pits of hell.
- The scene where everyone ends up fighting together at the castle facing hoards of the undead is epic. Inuyasha and Sesshomaru standing back to back swearing to kill each other AFTER this is over? Miroku (as per usual) trying to martyr himself my sucking in all of the zombies and their miasma.
-AND WHILE WE’RE ON THE SUBJECT THIS LINE: “What good is this cursed hand if I can’t protect the woman I LOVE.” Yup. Love. I’m almost positive this is the first (and maybe only) time we hear Miroku verbally tell Sango he loves her. (Sure we hear him say he deeply cares for her, she’s important to him, etc., but not the l-word). Later goes on, in his poisoned stupor, to keep her from walking off a cliff into the underworld.
- Sesshomaru being protective. He is obviously driven to save Rin and even protect Jaken, but here we also see him protect Inuyasha. Of course he hides it by telling him he’s in the way, but still, he keeps Inuyasha from taking a pretty powerful blow.
Once you get this you have to say 5 things you like about yourself publicly. Then, you have to send it to 10 of your favorite followers! ~
Full transparency: a few days ago @ohgodsnowwhat sent me this on my main and I refused to answer because I have such Issues with “liking myself”, but I did say I’d consider doing it in future. Things have changed since that day, so here goes. Under a cut because long and personal, which is kinda a no no for a fan blog.
Growing up in the south I have the fondest memories of sun tea made on hot days, using nothing but the sun’s warm rays to help the infusing process. I love sun tea because because it’s almost impossible to mess up, there isn’t any boiling water to worry about and almost no way to burn the leaves.
However, as a witch I have a new found appreciation. A simple drink can become a way to fill yourself with different magical properties. The sun itself is a catalyst for spells for vitality, clarity, health, happiness, and confidence. The best part is, ITS SO EASY.
FIRST: Pick the tea leaves for what you are trying to accomplish. Green tea is great for igniting passion, sexual health, and love. Black tea represents nature, strength, and is good for expelling and removing negative energies. Then we have herbal teas which are a whole other story with lots of different flavors and herbs with expansive options and magickal properties.
SECOND: Pick a few crystals to put on the lid or around the pitcher. Here I have crystal quartz and carnelian. I chose quartz for its ability to cleanse and enhance the crystals around it, and carnelian to help with anxiety and depression.
THIRD: Place outside or in a window with a lot of light and let the sun work its magic. During this time focus on what you are trying to manifest. Put all your intentions into the witchy brew. Remove tea bags when it reaches your desired color (I use six regular bags per two liters, but it’s up to you how strong you like your tea). Pour over ice and enjoy.
Optional: you can add cut fruit to further the intention. Strawberries, lemons, mint, or blood orange.
Some amazing combinations are:
🌞 Hibiscus tea and rose quartz for love
🌞 Black tourmaline and black tea for spirit cleansing
🌞 White tea and grapefruit for purification and uniting with the goddess of your choice
Really, the sky is the limit here. Try everything, there are no wrong answers.
Let me know what you guys try! I hope you enjoy this :)
SUPER EDIT: It was brought to my attention that I forgot to include some serious food safety tips with this, so here they are.
I’ve been drinking this for 24~ years? With no issue because I do the following:
- use purified water, most bacteria comes from the water itself in addition to things like unsanitized pitchers and what not. - do not leave the tea out for more than the intended brewing time (15-30 minutes). - only make what you intend to drink that day. - keep in the refrigerator no longer than 72 hours. - use tea leaves that come from sealed packages and are not expired. - if tea ever develops ropey looking strands, toss it and wash the container with hot water and soap (I also will rinse with vinegar).
Okay, no, seriously though, it really does make me sad that so many people seemed to have no idea what I was talking about when it comes to connecting things for energy transfer.
So, what even is an energy tether?
I personally use the term “energy tether” to describe this type of energy work, but they could be called anything - energy cords, energy feeds, etc. Basically, it’s a metaphysical connection to allow a direct and continuous flow of energy from a source into a target. And I say target, because it doesn’t need to be an inanimate object - it’s possible to do this with yourself too.
That sounds a little convoluted, Richtor; can you break it down a bit more?
Yes, I know, I’m fancy with my words. You’re creating an energetic line between two things, one thing to be used as a battery, to allow energy to constantly flow from the battery into the second thing, keeping it charged / powered forever.
Are you serious?
Why don’t we do this for everything in magic?
Honestly, I don’t know. If you’ve got an understanding of energy work and visualization, it really isn’t even that hard to create one. It can even be done with representational magic if you really wanna go that far, but it’s not that complex when you get down to it.
I’m assuming it’s just a case of, people don’t think about it like that, or, it wasn’t as widespread a thing as I thought it was.
Can’t we just do this with passive charging, like how we charge things in moonlight?
Yes, but objects only hold a limited amount of energy before they become full; once you’ve used up the energy, you need to recharge it again. Creating an energy tether allows a constant flow of energy, so as it is being used up by your intent or goal, it just refills itself.
To me, passive charging is no guarantee that the energy will stick or be absorbed by the object, and that is also why I prefer things that require focusing on the energy yourself (direct channeling), or this method.
What *can* you use energy tethers for, anyway?
Basically anything you want to keep charged for extended periods of time. Optimal for sigils, any sort of charms - hell, you can even connect thoughtforms / servitors this way. But, seriously, anything you want to keep constantly charged with minimal effort, this is a way to do it.
What can you use for “batteries” or power sources?
Anything that produces an almost endless amount of energy. The sun is the first and most obvious one I think of. You can use anything else that produces a lot of energy, though. If you live near a dam, or those electricity windmills, those would work. Power lines and electric generators are awesome, and a great way to incorporate different feels of energy (and tech magic) into your practice. Space, even; like, the entire damn thing. If it produces energy, it can be tethered.
What do you mean about different feels of energy?
This isn’t specific to tethers - all things that have and produce energy have different “feels” to them. The sun is more hot and energetic than the moon, which is cool and calming. Rose quartz is a bit more gentle than, say, jasper, which is hot and fire-y. Tiger’s eye is more solid and stable than clear quartz, which is fluid and mold-able to almost any intent.
We all experience feels of energy differently, however; these are just how I “energetically feel” those things.
(You also don’t need to “feel” anything to still do energy work, but that’s like a whole ‘nother post.)
Can you tether to something that doesn’t have unlimited energy?
Sure, yeah, but you’ll drain it, and then it won’t be fulfilling its purpose anymore.
So, you could use yourself as a power source?
You could, but it’s super draining and I wouldn’t recommend it. That object would constantly be taking your energy away from you, and it could have bad consequences, including physical ones - physical exhaustion is a side effect that can occur when you use too much of your energy, and I see it happen often to people who are not careful about their energy expenditure.
You can create switches for your tethers. As in, you can cinch them, close them off, to stop the flow of energy. Like you can turn on a pipe to get water flowing, then shut it off just as easily - you could create a “modification” for a tether similar in that manner.
Can these energy lines be broken?
Yep, absolutely. You can do it yourself if you no longer want them, someone else could do it if they could sense them, or they can naturally fade over time if you don’t give them proper upkeep and care.
Wait, upkeep? What happened to endless energy?
Yes, upkeep. You’re creating something to funnel energy, with energy. Energy needs to constantly be molded and kept in shape, or else it tends to just drift away. It really isn’t that hard to upkeep, though.
How do you keep your energy tethers safe from other people?
Just program that into them when you make them.
Any disadvantages to using an energy tether?
It depends on how you view the term disadvantage.
I think the thing that energy tethers lack is that bit of personalization that we often talk about being important in witchcraft. For example, you can keep a thoughtform powered by the sun, but it won’t contain your energy, won’t be as personally tied to you as if you charged it with your own energies. That can lose a lot of impact, when you really think about it, especially considering the nature of thoughtforms and the like.
Not to mention, you can overwhelm yourself with energy if you use a tether to connect yourself to an external source that produces more than your body can handle. You know how you can be overwhelmed by external energies, just by walking around? Yeah, now imagine that pumping straight into your body without a natural exit channel. Not fun.
Are there any other applications for energy tethers?
Fuck yeah. Use them to draw energy out of a target, in the form of a curse - literally sap their energies away so they have none left for their daily lives.
You can even connect yourself and another person with energy tethers, if you want to be able to share energy more freely and with more ease. (This is basically what I did with @ashesforeverashes, in a sense.)
Some people don’t like their energies taken without consent, though, and certain witchy protections can even prevent these sorts of tethers from forming in the first place, so keep that in mind.
Okay, all this talk about tethers, are you gonna show us how to make them?
Only if you ask nicely.
Okay that’s better.
It is essentially just a combination of energy work, intent, and visualization.
The first thing you need to do, is have an object you want charged.
Now, pick an energy source. You don’t need to be able to see it, but it can help.
Relax yourself, clear your mind if you can. Hold onto your object in your hands.
If you can, look at your energy source; this is clearly not applicable with the sun, so close your eyes and have your face turned toward it. If you can’t see your energy source, picture it in your mind as clearly as you can. Try to get a feel for its energy as well as you can, too.
Once you are confident with your source, imagine a cord connecting from it and to your object you want to keep charged. A nice visualization for this would be seeing the particles form together out of thin air to form your tether - literally materializing out of nothing and attaching to the source, creating a line that is slowly building down from the source and to your object. This can be done in whatever way you wish - just make it.
Take as long as you need to allow the cord to be build from your energy source to the target - it can take some time, depending on the distance and how experienced you are with energy work.
While you are creating it, focus on any attributes you want it to have - a thick cord that is hard to break, a shimmery appearance so no other magic users can see it, etc. Keep in mind the purpose of the cord, what you want it to do, how you want it to behave, and fuse that into it as it is being formed. If you wish to incorporate a switch, in order to turn on and off the flow of energy, now would be the time to do so - more visualization and intent, and declarations of “I can halt this flow of energy whenever I desire” should do the trick.
Once the cord is in place, you want to draw energy from your source and into the object, through the tether. Make it clear that energy only flows one way through this particular tether. Continue to draw from the energy source and down into the target, until you begin to feel the energy flowing through the tether naturally. Once energy is accumulating into the object on its own, you know the tether is complete.
For the upkeep; about once a week or so, focus on the tether and visualize it still being strong, without any gaps for energy to sift through. See a smooth, clean flow of energy from your energy source and into the target. If there are any obstructions, break them down and funnel them out.
What was this “representational magic” method you mentioned?
As a boost, you can have a representation of your energy source physically attached to the object or target, if you can. So, for example, you could have a tiny model of the sun, connected to the physical vessel for a thoughtform, by a piece of string. This can help keep the energy tether strengthened in a “physical” aspect, especially if you bind the physical to the energetic. Not to mention, just looking at it, you are reaffirmed that the tether is there and the object is charged, and that can assist with the upkeep.
Are there any “modifications” for energy tethers?
Totally. You can change the “material” you make the tether out of. Think of how people can put spikes onto personal shields, or make them have reflective surfaces - it’s sort of like that, but moreso changing the tether itself into something besides a beam of light. It can be a black cord like the ones electronics use; it can be made out of natural rope or hemp; it can be just a metal pipe that the energy slides through. Try to think about how each “material” might impact the flow and/or feel of energy.
You can also have one tether break off and charge many items at once - you don’t need a separate tether for each thing. Just focus on your tether and how it can fork, and imagine another branch coming from it naturally. Or, if you’re adding a separate line after the original tether has been “installed,” imagine a separate line growing or being molded from the first and down to the new object.
And there you have it - my post on energy tethers. Obviously this isn’t complete or all encompassing. This is just my view on these energetic cords, what they are, and how they can be made and used. I wrote this off the seat of my pants, but I think I covered everything I intended to. (And it feels hardcore like the old windvexer posts to me, which I’m not bothered by lol.)
I hope this helps you guys, or inspires you, or whatever. If you have any more questions, I… guess I can open my ask box, as long as y’all behave. Good luck, and have fun!
In spite of everything I love
Harley Quinn but, damn, writers treat her so badly. I swear, the temptation to
make her actually stupid must be terrible because it’s so often implied, or
explicitly stated, that she slept her way through school. First of all, it
does not work like that. Second, she’s
not a therapist or a psychologist, she’s a psychiatrist, she’s a fricking MD
and a damn young one too. Managing pre-med and collegiate gymnastics that she
relied on to keep her scholarship? Harley is fucked up, but she’s not the dumb
blonde she plays. (also stop making her stacked, she’s a gymnast. she is 4’11”
of pure muscle and is not top heavy)
If you want a good Harley
backstory it’s simple. She’s ADHD but medicated and slightly robotic because of
it. I want to take special care not to demonize meds but, rather, people’s
disapproval of neurodivergence and a lack of focus on what is best for a
patient rather than what is most convenient for others. So, maybe, around ten
years old Harley is a hyperactive space cadet who’s brilliant at tests but
sloppy at coursework, who would be a gymnastics prodigy if she could actually
focus on technique and put in practice time instead of fooling around. Then the
meds come and it’s actually really cool because she can do the things she needs
to do instead of just wanting to do them, doing something else entirely, and
getting in trouble. People are proud of her, she’s proud of herself. But now
there are expectations. Family and teachers and coaches overschedule her, find
worth only in her success and don’t care about her mental health at all as long
as she’s performing and castigate her when she does fail. Fuck if you don’t
internalize that. But she doesn’t look unhealthy and she’s doing amazing. She
actually has to choose between the Olympic trials and continuing her grad
studies. She probably has some issues with self-harm but it either doesn’t look
like self-harm or is well covered up.
When Arkham accepts her, fresh
from her residency, it’s not a mistake. The woman is amazing. All they can see
is a mountain of achievements rather than the seething ball of nerves,
self-loathing, and imposter syndrome boiling just under the surface. That’s
when Joker comes in. He’s got the Hannibal Lecter shtick down. Where everyone
else sees an intelligent driven young woman he sees a frightened overwhelmed
girl who is working her hardest to convince the world she’s anyone other than
herself. Sending her into a nervous breakdown would be too easy so he doesn’t even
bother. Instead he’s open with her, almost friendly. The other doctors are
amazed, Harley is amazed, she’s not done anything particularly revolutionary
but, for the first time in forever, it looks like the clown prince of crime is
showing progress. He unravels her and it’s a challenge, she flinches back and
gets very serious when he comes too close to the real Harley under the
professional. Still, soon she’s questioning everything. She doesn’t even really
like her co-workers. She hasn’t had a real friend in years. She’s forgotten how
to have fun. Did she ever want this to be her life or did she just do it for
other people? It starts so slowly that it looks, at first, like she’s getting
better at self-care. Maybe something totally silly one weekend, a trampoline
park where she can enjoy the way her toned body moves without stressing out
over landings, a face painting booth at a street fair, some garishly colored
downright tacky decoration that clashes with her sensible apartment. Suddenly
she realizes how much she hates knowing the difference between cream and ecru.
The beigeness of her life is repulsive. She hates the person she’s pretending
to be even more that she hates herself which is really saying something.
After her weekend of freedom she
would have called in sick if it wasn’t so suddenly important to see him. The
relief she feels at talking to one of Gotham’s most infamous supercriminals is
disturbing but it is relief and she’s been swallowing a slow-motion panic
attack for hours. She admits, though she shouldn’t, that she took his advice
about doing something fun and he teases her, what would straight-laced Doctor
Quinzel do for fun? Did she realphabetize her sock drawer or buy a new
clipboard? It’s not important to impress him, it’s really not. He’s dangerous,
cruel, and he looks so proud when she admits that she bought a lamp shaped like
a lawn flamingo. The only mistake, he says, is that she should have stolen it.
She hopes the wicked thrill it gives her doesn’t show on her face. It does. She
almost even laughs. He likes it when he can make her laugh and she likes it
when he likes things.
It’s wrong and unprofessional,
the relationship she develops, and she knows it but her whole life she’s been
so high strung. Nothing she’s done has been for her, she’s not sure she knows
how to really do selfish things anymore, but he knows the selfish things she
needs to do. It feels good when she follows his advice even when it’s small
things like the rainbow striped socks she wears concealed under her very bland
slacks and sensible shoes. She’s so happy, almost giddy, and he loves her
happiness, he loves her, he loves the real her that she’s had to beat down and
hide for so long, the her that even she isn’t able to love. She is able to love
him, though, and since he loves her she’s able to love herself for him, to
protect and nurture something so important to him.
When the choice comes between
her old self, the tedious endless labor of making the world proud, and Him, the
spectacular man that brought color into her life, it’s not even a question.
She kills Doctor Harleen Quinzel, she throws away the version of her that let
herself burn just for medals and hollow accolades. She embraces Harley Quinn
and it’s so much a part of her nature she can’t even see that she’s still
living her life for someone else’s approval, except this time that person is a murderous
clown. She hasn’t let her hair down, she’s just put it in pigtails instead of a
serious talk but i grew up thinking that its easy to be kind, its easy to be soft, that it was supposed to be effortless to do the right thing but thats a total lie. being kind, being soft, being gentle and being a good person is the hardest thing you’ll ever have to do.
it will exhaust you. it will drain you. you will have to learn and make mistakes and fuck up repeatedly. its not effortless. it takes everything you have inside you and then some more.
but its worth it. nothing in life is more important than learning to be kind and good.
So, I just thought to make the list of the cheek symbols of the Queens of Mewni for my next analysis (the significance of these cheek symbols). The first column were the image of the queens, second is their cheek symbols, third is symbolism’s meaning I got from the internet, and fourth is what traits I think you needed to get that symbol in the SVTFOE universe (in short, what the symbol signifies).
SVTFOE Card Suite Symbolism speculation:
Heart - people with this symbol are very lovable and has a distinguishing “charm” that naturally attracts people and come to her side. They prioritize their relationship with others compared to anything else and usually let their heart dictates their action (emotional). They are often found as center of the group
Spade - people with this symbol wields strong and fearsome power, even more powerful than normal and typical queens.
Diamond - people with this symbol have the tendency to take the center of command and shoulder the burden and responsibility by their selves. They dress in jewelry and finery, conducting their selves as befitting of nobility.
Club - people with this symbol have the “common” mindset. They appreciate the values that works for the greater whole of society and hates anything that could destroy the social order they are comfortable and grew up in already.
Color symbolism speculation:
Shades of purple - elegance, nobility, regal
Yellow - bright, lively
Pink - lovely, feminine,
White - harmony, power, everything (as it is combination of all colors of light. That’s why Moon said you must give everything if you want to “dip down”)
So I had mentioned to a friend of mine that I was reopening a Pathfinder campaign and he showed interest in joining, so I gave him a trial run. If he liked it then he could stay. He made a Rogue Elf and wanted to be a generic thief. Since all the other players are level 5 already I gave all the new characters a good bit of downtime to catch up, so that means mostly 1 on 1 sessions of 90% improv with maybe some other players watching. A little note about this kid is he is a bit unpredictable when he is upset, and one of our other PCs just messed with him and threw him in a garbage can.
Me(DM): So you are in a Garbage can, what do you do?
Rogue: I sleep here for 12 hours…
Me: Ok… 12 hours pass, what do you do next..?
Rogue: I get up and look for some food.
Me: You smell freshly baked bread and follow the smell to a bakery.
Rogue: I sit down and smell for a half hour.
Me: Right… people look at you weirdly as you sniff the air for 30 minutes.
Rogue: I ask the lady behind the counter for a cake.
Me: She offers you one fresh cake for 10 gold.
Rogue: I buy it to go and take the cake.
Rogue: I roll acrobatics to do a backflip out of the store…*fails*
Me: … you try to backflip with a cake in your hands, but you instead land face first into the cake, hurting yourself.
Rogue: I sit there and shovel cake into my mouth in self pity.
Me: … everyone who sees you wonders if you are alright.
Rogue: I get up and smash my face through the display case…*fails strength check*
Me: You bounce your head off the glass.
Rogue: I do it again…*fails*
Me: Everyone is wondering if you are mentally insane.
Rogue: One more time…*succeeds*
Me: Everyone looks in shock as you smash your face through solid glass, taking 4 damage.
Rogue: I steal a cake from the display case and attempt to backflip out of the store…*succeeds*
Me: Everyone is too scared and confused to notice that you just stole a cake.
Rogue: I sprint down the road holding the cake high above my head until I reach the river. I roll acrobatics to cross the river with a backflip. *Crits*
Me(clearly confused and shocked): You make it across the river without getting wet, cake completely intact.
Rogue: I run to the farmland and look for animals… *succeeds*
Me: You find some cows..?
Rogue: Perfect…I place the cake on the ground and roll to tip the cow by backflipping over it…*SUCCEEDS*
Me: The cow has been tipped, it thrashes about on the ground for a while…
Rogue: I go back to pick up the cake and sit down next to the cow. I shovel some cake in my hand and ask the cow if it wants any…*Fails Handle Animal*
Me: The cow hoofs you in the butt from its downed position.
Rogue: Oh well, more for me.
This was an extremely random and exhausting encounter, I had no idea what to say or do after this. However, after he got this out of his system he became a little more serious and actually did some roguish things.
To this day he is referred to as “The Backflip Bandit” and rolls acrobatics for backflips CONSTANTLY to retain his title.
This is that fic I was talking about the other day, the one I wasn’t sure I wanted to post. I ended up writing TWO similar but distinct fics (different POV, different ending) based on the premise of this fic because I just kept tinkering with it, so this is the second version. The first one… idk, maybe I’ll toss it or maybe I’ll post it later for the curious among you.
Sterek high school AU, G, 1.7k words
Stiles thinks Scott is joking at first, mostly because he’s laughing so hard he can barely get the words out. “There’s a guy backstage asking for you by name. He’s got flowers.”
Stiles rolls his eyes and goes back to wiping the lipstick off his mouth. After four performances, he can get in and out of the dress and the wig in no time flat. He can even walk in heels without too much wobbling. But the lipstick? Bane of his existence. It still takes him a good five minutes of careful wiping and rubbing with petroleum jelly, and even then his mouth always has this odd orangish-coral tinge by the time he goes home for the night. By that point he’s usually too frustrated by the whole thing to even begin to bother with cleaning off the mascara.
Thank god this is closing night, and in a minute they can all go out for tacos and Stiles can set to work forgetting about lipstick for the rest of forever.
Scott’s still hovering at the door, anticipatory. “I think he likes you. Like, like-likes.”
“Ha ha,” Stiles says flatly. He tilts his head to the left and then to the right in front of the mirror, angling his face up into the lights. “Do you think I got it all?”
Scott gives him a careless glance. “Yeah, sure. Looks fine. But no, seriously, the girl who sells the tickets told me he’s shown up to every single performance.”
Scott isn’t joking. He’s laughing at Stiles (and okay, if their positions were reversed, Stiles would totally be laughing at Scott, too), but he isn’t joking. Fuck. Not even Stiles’ dad has come to every performance.
McCree, Deadlock, Domestic Terrorism and why Gabriel Reyes would Recruit Jesse rather than throw him in a Cell.
So @iamwalkingdead1 and I were looking around the Route 66 map and spit-balling about why Gabriel Reyes would raid the Deadlock gang and recruit Jesse McCree.
Okay so first things first. We know that Jesse McCree was brought into Overwatch by Gabriel Reyes at the age of about 17 and up to that point he had formerly been part of the Deadlock gang in a tiny Route 66 town. However, why would Gabriel Reyes and by extension Blackwatch ever concern themselves with a small town gang, even if one of their members was a good shot?
The answer? Deadlock was NOT just some small town gang. They were much closer to a domestic terrorist group, and the hints to this can be seen on the Route 66 map.
The first Defense spawn on the map is a propane business that is explicitly owned by the Deadlock gang, most likely as a front business (which isn’t uncommon as they are the primary ways groups would need to launder their money).
But then there’s this:
The either the gang is named for the town or the town has become named for the gang. What becomes increasingly clear is that the gang has a hold on the town, from seeing their tag all over the place to evidence of them being able to freely take over businesses in the area, especially evident if you look at the Diner/Attack spawn.
The Deadlock gang has blatantly taken over the diner to serve as a forward post for an operation.
What kind of operation?
The Theft of Military grade hardware, straight from a government train.
If Deadlock is can steal military ordinance directly from the government, how many times have they done this before and how well equipped are they?
For the latter question, they are pretty damn well.
Weapons, rations, stolen corporate equipment from Lumerico and at least one other company, MISSILES, computer components, and a LOT more unidentified items. This is not the set up of some small town gang, this is the stockpile of a group with real power to do some serious damage beyond this small town.
The most benign thing that I could possibly imagine this group being a part of is Arms Dealing.
But then I also saw a few things like this:
Patriotic memorabilia and evidence of an a hit being placed on McCree.
Now, in the US there are well documented cases of far-right domestic terrorist groups. These groups are often well-armed, set up in remote areas to train their members in paramilitary skills, and are often ultra-nationalists (even if they view the government as evil). Another aspect of these groups is that they can be extremely fanatical or even cult-like in their maintained group thinking.
Being that McCree was orphaned at a young age and grew up in a town where the gang was clearly the dominant power, it would have been simple for them to induct him into their group with out him being able to fully question it.
All of this provides ample reason for Overwatch to decide to raid Blackwatch. After the operation and having taken prisoners the best case scenario for most of those taken alive would be life in a cell, and that’s where McCree was headed as well until Reyes intervened. McCree was then presented with the ultimatum, “Join Blackwatch or rot with your friends.”
With the cult like thinking of domestic terrorist groups and having been a part of them as a child McCree was made a child-soldier by this group in all but name. At the age of 17 and with the seriousness of the groups crimes Jesse was definitely being treated as an adult and the higher-ups probably weren’t thinking about what would have actually been needed for McCree, such as de-programming and years of psychological help and readjustment. Serving in Blackwatch was the going to be the best chance anyone would have of breaking the mindset Deadlock would have likely instilled into McCree, even if that way of going about it would be morally dubious at best. This is speculation, but Reyes probably brought Jesse into Blackwatch in an attempt to potentially change the direction of his life.
Fast-forward to the present; McCree having left Overwatch is wanted for his past crimes (Blackwatch didn’t “officially” exist so the government and Overwatch agents are also illegal) and Deadlock is none to happy about his leaving way back when and even have people ready to take him out should he ever return to their town.
- when a hateful hashtag for hobi demanding him to be kicked out started, he made a post of himself spelling “j-hope!” and wrote “i’m posting a hope tweet for the hope-hyung tht i love”
- understands armys on a different lvl (a prime example is when he exposes jk’s triceps when he was doing push-ups)
- invented the Pushing Your Hair Back action
- his need to go to the washroom backstage
- tfw he uses his entire upper half to feel the beat of ‘house of cards’ ya feel
- how he helped yoongi both times for his bday project
- has this habit of jumping up and down when he’s rly excited abt a certain idea (that hide&seek bomb when he tried rly hard to get tae to agree staying in one spot)
- so kind he doesn’t release any covers knowing his stans will not be ready for such torture
- “J-I-M-I-N WOW”
- how he’s the first to pop up when you search up ‘rly soft rice cake ’ in korean
- underrated drawing skills
- tfw he giggles uncontrollably
- his legs suddenly becoming weak when he gets rly rly embarrassed
- his sriracha looking hair in dope era
- covering his mouth when he laughs
- blanking out during radio shows
- sticks out his tongue when he messes up
- seemingly forced to do things but secretly enjoys it and would prob do it again in a heartbeat
- a hobby of his: betraying tae
- “jeon jeonnNnguUukkieeEeeEee~~”
- jokes around w tae saying he ended the live broadcast
- how his favourite music is rapmom’s voice
- shamelessly sticking his ass up and shaking it
- buying hobi rly expensive footwear for his bday
- always stays behind monitoring tae’s individual shots and his proud face when he compliments him
- basically monitoring every member
- holds grudges
- helps film eatjin
- when he suddenly turns around and puts his face in between his legs and……shakes lmao
- rly random english phrases here and there like “ayo whaddup”
- a soft-hearted guardian for the maknae line
- enjoys listening to rapmom’s voice
- private interviews with jeongguk bc why not
- supports #JinOnTheStreet
- holds his own dancing style
-yknow tht thing he does when he tilts his head back and you see his jawline and his fluff hair and everything is good
- he just has so much kindness, fondness, and loveliness within him
- simply put he is the embodiment of an angel walking on earth