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Personality Quizzes!

Zodiac Sign: Aries | Taurus| Gemini | Cancer | Leo | Virgo | Libra | Scorpio | Sagittarius | Capricorn | Aquarius | Pisces |

Myers-Briggs: ESFP | ISFP | ESTP | ISTP | ESTJ | ISTJ | ESFJ | ISFJ | ENFJ | INFJ | ENFP | INFP | ENTP | INTP | ENTJ | INTJ |

Four Temperaments: Sanguine | Melancholic | Choleric | Phlegmatic

Celtic Zodiac: Birch (The Achiever) | Rowan (The Thinker) | Ash (The Enchanter) | Alder (The Trailblazer) | Willow (The Observer) | Hawthrone (The Illusionist) | Oak (The Stabilizer) | Holly (The Ruler) | Hazel (The Knower) | Vine (The Equalizer) | Ivy (The Survivor) | Reed (The Inquisitor) | Elder (The Seeker) |

Chinese Zodiac: Rat | Ox | Tiger | Rabbit | Dragon | Snake | Horse | Sheep | Monkey | Rooster | Dog | Pig |

Soul Type (one test): Hunter | Caregiver | Creator | Thinker | Helper | Educator | Performer | Leader | Spiritualist |

Hogwarts House: Gryffindor | Hufflepuff | Ravenclaw | Slytherin |

Alignment: Lawful Good | Neutral Good | Chaotic Good | Lawful Neutral | True Neutral | Chaotic Neutral | Lawful Evil | Neutral Evil | Chaotic Evil |

The Animal in You: Lion | Tiger | Dolphin | Bear | Wild Cat | Fox | Weasel | Badger | Dog | Otter | Wolf | Sea Lion | Wild Dog | Walrus | Gorilla | Deer | Rhinoceros | Hippo | Sable | Horse | Sheep | Mountain Goat | Warthog | Zebra | Baboon | Elephant | Bison | Giraffe | Cottontail | Mole | Bat | Porcupine | Beaver | Prairie Dog | Shrew | Mouse | Eagle | Rooster | Owl | Swan | Peacock | Vulture | Penguin | Crocodile | Snake |

Life Path Number: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 11 | 22 |

Rosenberg Self Esteem Scale: 0 | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 |

Percent Left Brained: 50%

Percent Right Brained: 50%

Percent Male Thinking: 50%

Percent Female Thinking: 50%

IQ: 132

Soul Age: Infant Soul | Baby Soul | Young Soul | Mature Soul | Old Soul (100,000-200,000 years) |

Aura Colors: Purple | Blue | Turquoise | Green | Yellow | Orange | Red | Pink | Brown | Grey | Sulfur | White |

Personality Type: A | B | 

anonymous asked:

Hey, have you ever seen the movie "magic in the moonlight"? I think it would make a very good cherik au I would want to write it myself if my writing is half as good as yours!! Anyway, have a nice day!!

I have not seen this movie (I dislike Woody Allen), but I looked up the plot on wikipedia and it sounds like it could make a great fic! Misunderstandings, deception, some comedy, and of course love :D It seems like the magic and illusionist stuff could be interesting if somehow meshed with mutations!

I encourage you to try to write it, anon! Be the fic you want to see in the world! And the only way to get better at writing is to write ;D

GROUP VERSE: NOW YOU DON’T

FOUR MAGICIANS answer a mysterious summons to an
apartment filled with secrets and plans for a highly elaborate
magic show. A year later, they are world-famous illusionists-
the Four Horsemen, sponsored by a millionaire and hounded
by an ex-magician who now makes his living exposing the 
secrets and tricks of other magicians. Successfully robbing
a Parisian bank during their sold-out Vegas show places them
firmly on the radar of the FBI, but the team isn’t finished yet.
There’s someone else puling the strings, and even they don’t
know who the mysterious benefactor who started them on this
path could be. 

Based entirely on the movie Now You See Me

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Haunting Mystery Adventure Games

More pretty art work to admire in this next batch of games.  The link above contains the full writeup, but here are the quick links to the games:

io9.com
Author Ken Liu Explains "Silkpunk" to Us
Ken Liu’s new novel The Grace of Kings is a sprawling fantasy set amidst war, rebellion, and border-crossing intrigue. But it also features a truly fresh technological world to explore. Here, Liu explains to us where that technology came from—and just what exactly “silkpunk” means.
By Ria Misra

Ken Liu talks about silkpunk in his latest novel:

“Like steampunk, silkpunk is a blend of science fiction and fantasy. But while steampunk takes as its inspiration the chrome-brass-glass technology aesthetic of the Victorian era, silkpunk draws inspiration from classical East Asian antiquity. My novel is filled with technologies like soaring battle kites that lift duelists into the air, bamboo-and-silk airships propelled by giant feathered oars, underwater boats that swim like whales driven by primitive steam engines, and tunnel-digging machines enhanced with herbal lore, as well as fantasy elements like gods who bicker and manipulate, magical books that tell us what is in our hearts, giant water beasts that bring storms and guide sailors safely to shores, and illusionists who manipulate smoke to peer into opponents’ minds.

The silkpunk technology vocabulary is based on organic materials historically important to East Asia (bamboo, paper, silk) and seafaring cultures of the Pacific (coconut, feathers, coral), and the technology grammar follows biomechanical principles like the inventions in Romance of the Three Kingdoms. The overall aesthetic is one of suppleness and flexibility, expressive of the cultures that inhabit the islands.”

First image with Celia! :) Erin, If you are reading this, I would like to thank you for writing The Night Circus. My mother, (who is nearing 50) has read her first fantasy novel - yours. And liked it! Your book has made her finally accept my fascination and art for the genre! THANKYOU!

Also, I can’t seem to get these images to display the same way on all screens if it seems too bright/contrasted, then that’s why… :(  If anyone knows how, please let me know!

The Night Circus and characters are c to erinmorgenstern 

REBLOG AND BOLD YOURS

Zodiac Sign: Aries | Taurus | Gemini | Cancer | Leo | Virgo | Libra | Scorpio | Sagittarius | Capricorn | Aquarius | Pisces

Myers-Briggs: ESFP | ISFP | ESTP | ISTP | ESTJ | ISTJ | ESFJ | ISFJ | ENFJ | INFJ | ENFP | INFP | ENTP | INTP | ENTJ | INTJ

Four Temperaments: Sanguine | Melancholic | Choleric | Phlegmatic

Celtic Zodiac: Birch (The Achiever) | Rowan (The Thinker) | Ash (The Enchanter) | Alder (The Trailblazer) | Willow (The Observer) | Hawthrone (The Illusionist) | Oak (The Stabilizer) | Holly (The Ruler) | Hazel (The Knower) | Vine (The Equalizer) | Ivy (The Survivor) | Reed (The Inquisitor) | Elder (The Seeker)

Soul Type: Hunter | Caregiver | Creator | Thinker | Helper | Educator | Performer | Leader | Spiritualist

Hogwarts House: Gryffindor | Hufflepuff | Ravenclaw | Slytherin

Alignment: Lawful Good | Neutral Good | Chaotic Good | Lawful Neutral | True Neutral | Chaotic Neutral | Lawful Evil | Neutral Evil | Chaotic Evil

Dark Triad: Psychopathy | Machiavellianism | Narcissism

The Animal in You: Lion | Tiger | Dolphin | Bear | Wild Cat | Fox | Weasel | Badger | Dog | Otter | Wolf | Sea Lion | Wild Dog | Walrus | Gorilla | Deer | Rhinoceros | Hippo | Sable | Horse | Sheep | Mountain Goat | Warthog | Zebra | Baboon | Elephant | Bison | Giraffe | Cottontail | Mole | Bat | Porcupine | Beaver | Prairie Dog | Shrew | Mouse | Eagle | Rooster | Owl | Swan | Peacock | Vulture | Penguin | Crocodile | Snake

Life Path Number: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 11 | 22

Rosenberg Self Esteem Scale: 0 | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30

Brain Lateralization Test: Left | Right

Motiv
: Materialist | Offbeat | Thinking | Intimate | Vital | Spartan | Conventional | Emotional | Withholding | Depressive

Global 5: social | reserved | limbic | calm | organized | unstructured | accommodating | egocentric | non-curious | inquisitive

R-drive
: Narcissism | Unconventionality | Empiricism | Vitality | Othercentricism | Independence | Integrity | Intellect | Stoicism | Orderliness | Hedonism | Dynamism | Activity | Romanticism

Enneagram: type 1 | type 2 | type 3 | type 4 | type 5 | type 6 | type 7 | type 8 | type 9

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James Randi: Science and Skepticism vs. The Supernatural

The latest episode of The Good Stuff with Wheezy Waiter (wheezytumblr​) and crew is really great.

I’ve been a fan of James “The Amazing” Randi for a long time. If you aren’t familiar, Randi is a special brand of magician. He admits that his magic is nothing but illusion and theater. Like any good magician. he refuses to reveal his tricks, but Randi doesn’t tolerate illusionists who chalk their abilities up to mysticism or psychic powers or anything like that. He’s made quite a name over the years debunking that stuff (more). 

Randi’s view on mysticism isn’t meant to say (IMO) that spirituality isn’t an important part of the human experience, just that when someone deceives the public based on these mystical claims… well, maybe they deserve to get called out on it, ya know? 

In the video above, I was amazed at the story of “Carlos”, the so-called “psychic” that Randi was able to manufacture from scratch. Humans are easily deceived, and we have a tendency to trust, especially when we are provided answers that align with our wishes and desires to apply order to this confusing thing we call life.

Skepticism and an appreciation for reason and science are such critical skills for navigating the world, and they’ll only become more important in years to come. As the tidal wave of technology and information and innovation continues to crash on our shores, we must be able to separate what is real and scientific from what is false and dogmatic, or else get washed out into a sea of eternal confusion. 

Thanks goodstuffshow for pushing us in that direction!

BONUS: The book trick that Randi pulls on Craig is awesome. Watch carefully and the answer is right there in the video: Do you know how he did it?