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Roscoe Dillon, aka the Top!  As those who follow this blog probably know, he’s a Flash villain, and an original member of the Rogues.  He was one of the first six who joined up together, making him a founding member.  But he eventually became an outcast and very unpopular amongst the group, and became an antagonist towards them despite clearly craving their friendship…both he and the situation are complicated.

He had a lifelong interest in tops, and decided to teach himself to spin at super-speed to become a supervillain.  Through the wacky physics of the DCU, this spinning increased his intelligence to genius level and later gave him telekinetic powers.  It also killed him soon after he’d developed powers, but he continued to exist as a ghost who could possess dead bodies to ‘live’ again.  His psionic powers eventually increased to give him the ability to mind-control people and induce vertigo in others, so he became quite formidable…and somewhat megalomaniacal too.  Most of the Rogues are generally content to stay low-profile and just steal to sustain themselves, but Roscoe has tried to take over a) the world, b) the USA, and c) wanted to run Keystone City at varying times.  He experiences bouts of significant mental illness, which probably partially explains that.

He dated Lisa Snart (Golden Glider), who got her start in supervillainy as furious revenge for his death.  But aside from her his relationship with the Rogues has ranged from casual friendship to outright hatred.  Lisa’s brother Len (Captain Cold) has a particular hatred for him, and was the last person to kill him.

In the Silver and Bronze Ages (1960s and 70s), before his first death, he was an affable and even dorky fellow who had a dark side which came out occasionally.  But either death or his time in Hell or both seem to have changed him, making him more unstable and meaner and sometimes downright terrifying.  That’s why he can seem very different at varying points of his history.  Personally, I like both the dork and the terror versions of him, which are fun for different reasons.

His last host body was killed in 2005 and he’s been gone a long time, but in exactly TWO WEEKS he’s coming back to DC continuity!!  He may be somewhat different now because it’s not the same continuity, but I’m hoping he’ll be similar to his old self.  

And my avatar was drawn by the very talented @meindraws!  He’s wearing a stylish top hat here, which I wish he’d worn more often in canon.

First Appearance: Flash v1 #122.

Opening it to others (As always, don’t feel obliged to do this, and feel free to do it even if not tagged) :)

Tagging @tricksterrune

and @everybody who wants to!

anonymous asked:

villain x mayor SATH i want it so bad. i feel like u understand my love of morally dubious ladies like no one else. also every aspect of this novel you've revealed sounds perf.

oh my gosh! thank you!

It’s even foreign ambassador from imperial power/ambitious mayor who wants her city to have increased power and influence. The mayor’s like, sure we have massive civil unrest and we’re becoming hostile to what was already an oppressed population within the city, but hey, WOULDN’T IT BE NICE TO HAVE INFLUENCE ABROAD? 

And the ambassador’s like, ok sure yeah the city’s gonna be an equal partner! :)))

Black Lightning is either showing the middle finger to the CW or this is just some amazing coincidence…

So… Anissa, the lesbian character of the show, is becoming the superhero Thunder… Thunders powers include increasing her physical density which makes her bulletproof.

The lesbian character is fucking bulletproof!!!!!!

Not just that but the bad guys are a gang called “The 100”…

I’m sorry but this was just hilarious 😂😂😂😂

This show is amazing and this just made it even better.

So….. I saw an ask submitted by @fullmetaldonut to @thatsthat24 (aka Thomas Sanders one of my favorite YouTubers~~) about each of his sides having Keyblades….. I couldn’t help myself. I’m sorta sorry. In order it goes Logan (Logic), Anxiety, Patton (Morality), and Roman (Prince). I thought about flat coloring but… I like the lines. Continue reading for some of my thoughts on the blades

Keep reading

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We discovered some details on a few of the upcoming weapons spotted in the recent trailer. Glooga Dualies are a dualie-type weapon whose power increases immediately following a dodge-roll. The Squeezer is a shooter-type where pulling the trigger once will squirt out a single high-power ink shot. But you can also hold down  to fire continuously. The Undercover Brella is a brella-type with lower durability but lets you fire even while the protective canopy is open. We’ll continue to bring you our research on  these upcoming weapons before their release.

My question about ending net neutrality:

What problem is ending net neutrality trying to solve?

What failure of the current internet is ending net neutrality supposed to help us overcome? We’ve gone from no internet WHEN I STARTED GRADUATE SCHOOL to BILLIONS of interconnected devices, sites and pathways to information – a network that has revolutionized whole industries and spread opportunities for learning and commerce around the world.

How is this a problem? How is the current system going to forestall the next generation of developments, thereby justifying the shift to “not net neutrality”?

Of course, I know the answer to my question. From Trump and the Republicans’ point of view, the problem with net neutrality is that net neutrality requires internet providers to forego a revenue stream by preventing them from using their power as internet service providers to compel both internet users and internet content providers to pay to prioritize their activities on the web. In other words, net neutrality prevents what economists call “rent-seeking” behavior in which powerful corporations or entities use their power to extract more than their market-negotiated share of your money and mine. 

Ending net neutrality is, in other words, yet another way to transfer wealth UP the social ladder, allowing the wealthy and powerful to use their wealth and power to increase their wealth and power … at your expense. 

And that problem – how to extract  ever more of your wealth for their benefit – is, from Trump and the Republicans’ twisted point of view, a problem worth solving.

Magickal Properties of Incense

(by Raven and Crone)

The spiritual meanings of fragrances and magickal properties of incense will help focus your mind on achieving specific goals. Burning incense has a symbolic meaning that helps pagans and witches focus their attention on the purpose of a ritual or magickal working.

ACACIA:
Burned with sandalwood to stimulate the psychic powers.
AFRICAN VIOLET:
Burned for protection and to promote spirituality within the home.
ALLSPICE:
Burned to attract both good luck and money.
ALOES:
Burned to attract good fortune, love, spiritual vibrations, and strength.
ALTHEA:
Burned for protection and to stimulate the psychic powers.
AMBER:
Burned for love, comfort, happiness and healing
AMBERGRIS:
Burn for dreams and aphrodisiac
ANGELICA:
Burn for protection, harmony, integration, insight and understanding, stability and meditation
ANISE SEEDS:
Burned as a meditation and emotional balance incense.
BASIL:
Burned to exorcise and protect against evil entities such as demons and unfriendly ghosts, and to attract fidelity, love, good luck, sympathy, and wealth. This is also an excellent incense to use when performing love divinations. Also burn for concentration, assertiveness, decisiveness, trust, integrity, enthusiasm, mental clarity, cheerfulness, confidence and courage
BAY:
Burned to facilitate the psychic powers, and to induce prophectic dream-visions.
BAYBERRY:
Burned mainly to attract money and also burned for protection, happiness and control
BENZOIN:
Burned for purification, astral projection, clears negative energy, emotional balance, eases sadness, depression, weariness, grief, anger, anxiety and to attract prosperity.
BERGAMONT:
Burn for money, prosperity, uplifting of spirits, joy, protection, concentration, alertness, confidence, balance, strength, courage, motivation and assertiveness
BISTORT:
Burned often with frankincense as a powerful incense to aid divination.
BRACKEN:
Burned in outdoor fires to magickally produce rain.
CARDAMOM:
Burn for mental clarity, concentration, confidence, courage, enthusiasm and motivation
CARNATION:
Burn for protection, strength, healing, love and lust
CEDAR:
Burned for purification, to stimulate or strengthen the psychic powers, attract love, prevent nightmares, and heal various ailments, including head colds.
CEDARWOOD:
Burn for healing, purification, protection, money, balance, grounding, clarity, insight and wisdom
CHAMOMILE:
Burn for harmony, peace, calm, spiritual and inner peace
CINNAMON:
Burned for protection and to attract money, wealth, prosperity, business success, stimulate or strengthen the psychic
powers, and aid in healing. Also burned for stimulation, strength and lust
CITRON:
Burned in rituals to aid healing and also to strengthen the psychic powers.
CITRONELLA:
Burn for cleansing, warding off, healing and exorcism
CLOVE:
Burned to dispel negativity, purify sacred and magickal spaces, attract money, and stop or prevent the spread of gossip. Also burn for pain relief, intellectual stimulation, business success, wealth, prosperity, divination, exorcism, protection, eases fears, improves memory and focus
COCONUT:
Burned for protection.
COPAL:
Burned for purification, uplifting spirits, protection, exorcism, spirituality and to attract love.
CYPRESS:
Burn for strength, comfort, healing, eases anxiety, stress, self-assurance, confidence, physical vitality, willpower and concentration
DAMIANA:
Burned to facilitate psychic visions.
DITTANY OF CRETE:
Burned to conjure spirits and to aid in divination, astral projection, especially when mixed with equal parts of benzoin, sandalwood, and vanilla.
DRAGONS BLOOD:
Burned to dispel negativity, exorcise evil supernatural entities, courage, purification, attract love, and restore male potency. Many Witches also burn dragon’s blood for protection when spell casting and invoking. When added to other incenses, dragon’s blood makes their magickal powers all the stronger.
ELECAMPANE:
Burned to strengthen the clairvoyant powers and scrying abilities-divination by gazing.
EUCALYPTUS:
Burn for healing, purification and protection
FERN:
Burned in outdoor fires to magickally produce rain. Also used to exorcise evil supernatural entities.
FRANKINCENSE:
Burned to dispel negativity, spirituality, purify magickal spaces, consecration, protect against evil, exorcism, aid meditation, astral strength, induce psychic visions, courage, protection, attract good luck, and honor Pagan deities.
FUMITORY:
Burned to exorcise demons, poltergeists, and evil supernatural entities.
GALANGAL:
Burned to break the curses cast by sorcerers.
GARDENIA:
Burn for peace, love and healing
GINGER:
Burn for wealth, lust, love and magical power
GINSENG ROOT:
Burned to keep wicked spirits at bay, and for protection against all forms of evil.
GOTU KOLA:
Burned to aid meditation.
HEATHER:
Burned to conjure beneficial spirits, and to magickally produce rain.
HIBISCUS FLOWERS:
Burned to attract love, lust and also for divination.
HONEYSUCKLE:
Burn to attract money, happiness, friendship and healing
HOREHOUND:
Burned as an offertory incense to the ancient Egyptian god Horus.
HYACINTH:
Burn for happiness and protection
JASMINE:
Burned to attract love and money, and also to induce dreams of a prophectic nature, purification, wisdom and astral projection
JUNIPER:
Burned to stimulate or increase the psychic powers, and also to break curses, exorcism and hexes cast by evil sorcerers. It is also burned for calming, protection and healing.
LAVENDER:
Burned to induce rest and sleep, and to attract love-especially of a man. Also burned for cleansing, healing, happiness and relaxation
LEMON:
Burn for healing, love and purification
LEMONGRASS:
Burn for mental clarity
LILAC:
Burned to stimulate or increase the psychic powers, and to attract harmony into ones life.
LOTUS:
Burn to elevate mood, protection, spirituality, healing and meditation
MACE:
Burned to stimulate or increase the psychic powers.
MASTIC:
Burned to conjure beneficial spirits, stimulate or increase the psychic powers, and intensify sexual desires. The magickal powers of other incenses are greatly increased when a bit of mastic is added.
MESQUITE:
The magickal powers of all healing incenses are greatly increased when mesquite is added.
MINT:
Burned to increase sexual desire, exorcise evil supernatural entities, conjure beneficial spirits, and attract money. Mint incense also possesses strong healing vibrations and protective powers.
MUSK:
Burn for aphrodisiac, prosperity, courage
MYRRH:
Burned (often with frankincense) for purification, consecration, healing, exorcism, and banishing evil. Myrrh is also aids meditation rituals, and was commonly burned on alters in ancient Egypt as an offering to deities Isis and Ra.
NUTMEG:
Burned to aid meditation, stimulate or increase the psychic powers, and to attract prosperity.
OAKMOSS:
Burned for money and attraction
ORANGE:
Burned for divination, love, luck and money
PATCHOULI:
Burned to attract money, love, growth, mastery, sensuality and also to promote fertility.
PEPPERMINT:
Burned for energy, mental stimulant, exorcism and healing
PINE:
Burned for purification, and to banish negative energies, exorcise evil supernatural entities, and attract money, as well as to break hexes and return them to their senders. Also burned for grounding, strength, cleansing and healing
POPPY SEEDS:
Burned to promote female fertility, and to attract love, good luck, and money.
ROSE:
Burned to increase courage, induce prophetic dreams, house blessing, fertility, healing and attract love. Rose incense is used in all forms of love enchantment and possesses the strongest love vibration of any magickal incense.
ROSE GERANIUM:
Burned for courage and protection
ROSEMARY:
Burned to purify, aid in healing, prevent nightmares, preserve youthfulness, dispel depression, attract fairy folk, and promote restful sleep and pleasant dreams.
RUE:
Burned to help restore health.
SAGE:
Burned for protection against all forms of evil. It is also burned to purify sacred spaces and ritual tools. Plus it is great for promoting wisdom, clarity, attract money, and aid in the healing the body, mind, and soul.
SAGEBRUSH:
Burned to aid healing, and to banish negative energies and evil supernatural entities.
SANDALWOOD:
Burned to exorcise demons and evil ghosts, conjure beneficial spirits, and promote spiritual awareness. Sandalwood incense is also used by many Witches for protection, astral projection, healing rituals and in wish-magick.
SOLOMONS SEAL:
Burned mainly as an offertory incense to ancient Pagan deities.
STAR ANISE SEEDS:
Burned to stimulate or increase the psychic powers.
STRAWBERRY:
Burned to attract love and for luck.
SWEETGRASS:
Burned to conjure beneficial spirits prior to spell casting.
SWEET PEA:
Burned for friendship, love and courage
THYME:
Burned for the purification of magickal spaces prior to rituals, to aid in healing, and to attract good health.
VANILLA:
Burned to attract love, increase sexual desire, and improve the powers of the mind.
VERVAIN:
Burned to exorcise evil supernatural entities.
VETIVERT:
Burned to break curses, exorcism, for protection against black magick and thieves, money, peace and love.
VIOLET:
Burn for wisdom, luck, love, protection and healing
WILLOW:
Burned to avert evil, attract love, and promote healing. It is also used by many Witches as an offertory incense for Pagan lunar deities.
WISTERIA:
Burned for protection against all forms of evil.
WORMWOOD:
Burned to stimulate or increase the psychic powers. When mixed with sandalwood and burned at night in a cemetery, wormwood is said to be able to conjure spirits from their graves.
YARROW:
Burned to arrow courage, exorcism
YLANG-YLANG:
Burned for love, harmony and euphoria

Originally posted by timlololo

What really annoys me is that the ‘join me and we can rule’ dynamic has gone on between Emperor/Anakin, Vader/Luke and everyone understood it was about the evil guy looking to use the power of the hero to increase their own power but suddenly we have the exact same dynamic and because one is a guy and one is a girl it is suddenly claimed to be sexual tension. Suddenly he is proposing marriage, lmao. 

As time passes, the bonds between the IPRE increase and that probably increases the power of the engine. Right at the beginning, though, as they’re racing away from one of the early worlds, Davenport has the sinking realization that it’s not enough. The engine is not running on enough power to outrun the apocalypse again, and of course it isn’t, because it was designed for a leisurely two-month exploration and not a high-speed chase. They’re not going to make it. And he thinks his crew must realize that, too, because they’re all nervously glancing out of the windows as he narrowly evades another deadly blow. 

Damn it all, they’re his responsibility, they look to him for guidance and he’s going to get all of them killed because he couldn’t do the one thing he’s best at well enough. They’re good people and they don’t deserve this. He doesn’t know why, but suddenly it’s vital that they all know that they’re more to him than just strangers. 

“If we don’t make it out of this,” he calls over his shoulder, “I want you all to know that it was an honor to travel with you.” He can’t turn his attention away from where they’re going, but he can feel their stares on his back. And, because he’s the best at what he does, he can feel the ship shudder slightly under him, gaining the smallest surge of extra energy in the engine. 

The bonds engine, which runs on bonds. Fuck.

Davenport calls out again, this time with far less gravitas: “If any of you want to, I don’t know, hug it out or something now would be a great time.”

It takes a moment for them to catch on, but they’re his crew, so of course they do.

“I think you have beautiful eyes!” It’s Barry, suddenly the approximate complexion of a tomato, and he’s got his face in his hands seconds later so it’s not even clear who he was talking to but the outburst sets the rest of them off.

“Lucretia, you have lovely handwriting even though I can’t read a damn word!”

“Magnus, for the love of whatever gods are watching, you are very brave but please stop getting yourself killed?”

“Those cupcakes without the icing that you made are kickass, Taako!” (And, somewhere in the background an indignant shriek of “Muffins? Do you mean muffins, Magnus?”)

“You make the best coffee at three in the morning which is some kind of fucking lost art, and that’s the only reason you’re allowed to correct my notes even though I was absolutely right about that last equation you erased, wasn’t I?

That was an accident, Lup - Merle I think your approach to both horticulture and religion are… uniquely inspired.”

“Davenport, you are a very brave leader and I appreciate all of the difficult decisions you make.”

They’ve almost got it. They’re almost there, they might make it after all, they just need a little more power. It comes from a very unlikely source.

“That’s just our luck, right?” Taako is looking out of the window, and he sees what Davenport sees, that the force chasing them is still just a little too fast. “Finally get used to having these chucklefucks around and now we’re gonna get eaten. Finally find some people worth keeping and boom, apocalypse. It’s fucking ridiculous.”

Everyone is staring again. Taako’s ears twitch lower as he realizes what he’s just said, aloud, at a clearly audible volume and obviously unintentionally. Magnus sniffles a little, clearly moved, and mutters “Aw, dude.”

Lup sneaks up on Taako and hugs him from behind, holding him firmly in place as Magnus and then the others join in. Davenport is the only one who notices the moment when they outrun the Hunger one more time, just barely slipping through its grasp.

(Davenport considers organized bonding activities after that, but he watches his crew make a mess of breakfast together the next morning, and he realizes that isn’t necessary.)

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It’s time for a little double trouble! The Glooga Dualies are not just a fun name to say – they’re formidable weapons, whose power increases immediately following a dodge-roll. Rounding out the kit is the Ink Mine sub weapon, which helps allies keep track of foes, and the Inkjet special. The Glooga Dualies will be available starting tonight!

june has ended, and pride month along with it. now, it is july, which is SUPER PRIDE MONTH, where my TRANS POWER LEVEL INCREASES TO UNPRECEDENTED HEIGHTS

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Era Moodboards:Victorian Era

In the history of the United Kingdom, the Victorian era was the period of Queen Victoria’s reign. The period is characterised as one of relative peace among the great powers, increased economic activity, “refined sensibilities” and national self-confidence for Great Britain. Ideologically, the Victorian era witnessed resistance to the rationalism and an increasing turn towards romanticism and mysticism with regard to religion, social values, and arts.

Simple Witch Tips

Greetings! 🌈 so these are things that I do that help me out, I hope they can help you!

- Take permanent mark and mark your perfumes with signs to enchant each one, I.e. beauty, lust, love, luck, protection, ect.

- Use essential oils/paints/sun or moon water/ water and salt mixture to mark sigils on door frames to bring something or use for protection.

- Enchanting make up I.e. using eye shadow colors for certain charms (green for prosperity, brown for grounding, blue for peace, purple for psychic help), using bronzer to help connect with the sun’s energy, lipsticks for increasing the power of your words.

- As above using nail polish and decals to boost energies from your finger tips. A great way to add sigils to yourself without it being too noticeable.

- Keeping good fortunes from fortune cookies - adding them to spells or using the numbers in chants to make the fortune come true.

- Using air freshener sprays as a way to cleanse your carpet, bed sheets and pillows, furniture, ect. To cleanse or charge the energy attached.

- Color book pages charged with colors of your choice and intent to bring happiness or peace of mind when hung up (I tape mine to my bedroom windows so when I wake up I am charged with happiness)

- Instead of inscribing sigils or symbols I enchant stickers with power. I use bumper stickers to protect my car (along with air fresheners), I put my stickers on binders for school.

These are just some things I do that help me, I hope these tips help all of you as well!

Every single day since the US radio impact date, Back To You has increased his position in the Top 50 songs on US Pop Radio! and except for one day last week where the increase was +55 spins, the amount of spins has also increased by over +100 each day!!!

It also is now in the Top 50 on US Hot AC stations as well for the third day!!

KEEP REQUESTING!! KEEP STREAMING!! KEEP SHAZAMING!!

Essential Crystal List

Keep in mind, please, that this is my essential crystal list and the way that you feel may be very different. These are the stones that I consider absolute must-haves for daily workings with the craft and virtually any spell.

Sidenote: Images not mine…

Clear Quartz

Originally posted by rosemarywaterwitch

Clear quartz crystal is, perhaps, the most versatile crystal in the craft. A single quartz is able to be programmed to achieve any goal or fill any purpose. Also notable is the fact that a quartz crystal may act as a sort of battery of energy, able to absorb and dispense energy when and where needed. Thus, quartz finds it’s place in every spell, ritual, and even in mundane life.

Jasper

Originally posted by elzear-stims

Quick note: Most jasper holds the same abilities, but red jasper is my personal favorite because of it’s ability to balance the emotions and bring inner peace when going through anxiety. 

Jasper can be considered a mother stone because of it’s incredibly powerful need to nurture those who come into possession of it. Jasper balances the emotions, brings tranquility, and inner peace. Useful in spells for love, peace, to relieve anxiety and to bring balance.

Amethyst

Originally posted by twilights-children

Amethyst is, perhaps, the best stone to use for love. It’s greatest abilities lie in helping to heal and bring love within family, harmony, to restore relationships gone stale, and even encourage and teach self-love and care. Coupled with rose petals, amethyst can be a powerful aphrodisiac.

Obsidian

Where others fail, obsidian shows the way. Ultimate prevailer of truth, obsidian is useful in spells to seek truth, and to find and protect your own inner truth. Obsidian is useful in divination as a tool for scrying, or as a pendulum. Because of it’s black, mirrored surface, obsidian is also useful to cleanse negative energy.

Selenite 

Originally posted by lunaesteria

White crystallized salt, essentially, makes selenite one of the most powerful cleansing stones in a witch’s arsenal. Place in the four corners of your home to protect against negative energies, or carry with you to help cleanse negativity (emotional negativity and spiritual negativity) off of yourself and reduce stress. 

Selenite is self cleansing, and also may be used to cleanse other crystals.  It also has a strong connection with the Devic Kingdom and may be useful in helping to find your spirit guide.

Labradorite

Originally posted by ryan-loverboy-rossi

Gorgeous in the way it shimmers in light, labradorite is a powerful stone to carry particularly if you are an empath. Laboradorite is well known for it’s ability to cleanse and protect your aura. A stone of esoteric knowledge, it can simultaneously protect against negativity while connecting you to the deeper mysteries.

Note: I usually have a laboradorite stone sitting on my tarot cloth during readings.

Lapis Lazuli

An incredible stone with many versed talents, lapis is perhaps best known for it’s ability to increase your psychic awareness and open the third eye. Can be used during divination, in spells to increase personal power, or in healing. 

Lapis also has a lesser known but reliable ability to relieve pain if touched to the area where the pain is occurring. Esoteric Tylenol, as it were.

Citrine

Originally posted by faery-soul

Stone of abundance and protection. Citrine teaches us how to manifest and attract wealth, and also cleanses and protects the aura. A stone also able to manifest joy and happiness, making it a great stone for depression.

Citrine is also self-cleansing.