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Game of Thrones Fic Rec: Sansa Stark

Powerful is Sansa Stark - a fighter and survivor, her ability for self preservation is unmatchable. Years of torment, yet Sansa has not broken. Her scars give her leverage, standing tall and strong in her conviction and actions. A true Lady of North, for she, like all Starks, knows winter is coming.


  • Sansa Stark x Jaime Lannister
    • The Eyes See True*: Tyrion’s escape plan for Jaime is successful, and he leaves Riverrun without having made a vow to return Catelyn Stark’s daughters. He arrives immediately after the Battle of Blackwater and learns the truth about Cersei much sooner. Joffrey and Sansa are still engaged. How will his presence change events?
    • The Lion and the Wolf*: What would happen if, instead of Tyrion, Sansa Stark is wed to the other brother? If she can win him, can Sansa use Jaime Lannister to influence his own family? Or, better, will he keep his oath and take her home? Jaime L./Sansa S.
  • Sansa Stark x Joffrey Baratheon
    • A Caged Songbird*: “I will be a silent, and dutiful wife,” Sansa spits. “I will be their pretty little songbird, and wear their ugly crown, and sit on their painful throne. I shall give him a babe, and my love, and I will wait until he thinks that he has won. And then I shall take his life.“ Shae goes still. "You … you plan to kill the King?” “No,” Sansa says. “I plan to kill my husband.”
    • Heart of a Lion: Good Joffrey! Got your attention? Basically this is ‘what if Robert had Joffrey fostered by Ned? The result is a somewhat decent Joffrey, who regards the Starks as his family, genuinely loves Sansa, is at odds with his mother who only wants (what she perceives as) what’s best for him. Despite this, all hell breaks loose anyways.
    • The Northern Lion: King Robert knew nothing good would come of his son inheriting the Iron Throne if he kept behaving the way he did. After the last straw of Prince Joffrey’s petulant and violent behavior, King Robert sends the unusual five year old to be a ward under House Stark. If anyone could fix the Future King of Westeros, it would be Eddard Stark.
    • The Thrill and the Hurting*: Sansa slips into shadows. She can play Joffrey’s games or perish on his horrific playground. She realizes she must invent a new persona to suit her mad king’s desires. Joffrey is plagued by unsettling flashbacks that may explain his gruesome hobbies. As the memories become more vivid, he must face a very dark secret he repressed during childhood. Now they play in shadows. Together.
  • Sansa Stark x Margaery Tyrell
    • Rose Fangs and Wolf Thorns*: “'Valar morgulis,’ they say,” Margaery murmured. “But we are not men, my Sansa. And we are survivors."Margaery marries Joffrey, and becomes Queen of the Seven Kingdoms. Sansa remains.
  • Sansa Stark x Oberyn Martell
    • A Red Wolf Emerges*: There is a chance to escape the monstrous place she used to call home. There is a chance to break free from the vile animal that is her husband. A wolf gets away from the hold of the men who flay, and finds solace in a city full of snakes.
    • Vengeance is Ours*: Armed with a common vengeance, it would seem that now is the best time for the Wolves of Winterfell to be allied with the Vipers of Dorne. If this was what it took to see the realm renewed from the hold of the Lannisters, this is the gamble that Robb Stark would take, even if the price was to have his sister Sansa wedded to the Red Viper himself.
    • Revelations: "She has night terrors. It relaxes her to sleep where I am, and as I am needed at my desk most nights, she’s taken to sleeping in the armchair. An innocent notion, I assure you, King Robb.”
  • Sansa Stark x Petyr Baelish 
  • Sansa Stark x Podrick Payne
    • i love a maid as white as winter: She moves too quickly for him to react, but suddenly, her hand is on his chin and her lips are pressed against his cheek. The gesture fills him up like Arbor gold, a sip of summer in an instant, a sample of something more.
    • Game of Thrones: After the Trials*: Podrick suffers a hard life, bullied at school by Joffrey for things beyond his control, he suffers daily. Sansa also suffers at Joffrey’s hands, as his 'girlfriend’. When events spiral out of control, the two begin to discover their feelings for each other and begin to wonder if they can truly be together and see Joffrey brought to justice.
  • Sansa Stark x Sandor Clegane (The Hound)
    • A Lightness*: Sandor never left during the Battle of the Blackwater. Stannis was defeated and killed. Robb returned to Winterfell to take back his home. He married Roslin Frey and there was no Red Wedding. Joffrey did not die at his wedding. Robb waited for the right opportunity to take Joffrey down. For Sansa, there was only waiting. Waiting for someone to take her from King’s Landing… waiting for the rest of her life to begin. (Complete)
    • A Song of Steel*: Sandor Clegane embarked on a quest to find his brother, but so far all he’s found is a lost little bird - and a big problem.
    • Always Find Me Here*: Joffrey makes them do it - again, and again, and again. (Complete)
    • Broken Wing*: Sansa is broken beyond repair. (Complete)
    • Come Morning Light*: “I lit a candle and I prayed for you,” Sandor rasped. “I prayed that you’d hate me and forget me, forget this face. And I’ve been praying it ever since. Get that in your pretty head, girl. I lit a fucking candle, and I prayed for you.” (Complete)
    • Cut if out and then Restart: After the Battle of Blackwater, Sandor takes Sansa to Riverrun and joins the Starks; Yet the road to redemption is never a simple one, nor is it an easy thing to change one’s fate. (Complete)
    • Her Liquor’s Top Shelf*: Sansa Stark has had an easy life as a normal teenager until she gets embroiled in the life of Sandor Clegane, a man who seemingly has a simple life himself of owning and running a bar. Clegane has a dark past, though, and he owes debts. When his old boss comes calling on those debts, Sandor can’t say no. Under the guise of being a nightclub owner, Renly Baratheon runs half of the city against the likes of the corrupt politician, Tywin Lannister. The balance of power is shifting, though. Jaime Lannister, who has broken the law under his badge, turns his eyes onto Sandor. Meanwhile, Renly turns his eyes onto Jaime and the entire Lannister family. What results is a war unleashed onto the very streets of Kingsland, pulling Sansa’s own family into its clutches and changing their lives forever—and no one more than herself and her sister, Arya Stark. (Complete)
    • The Hound and the Bird*: Sandor and Sansa try to fight their growing feelings for each other as King’s Landing descends into chaos. Together, they find soft moments in a harsh place.
    • Into the Wood*: A divergence after Blackwater. (Complete)
    • Kept*: Joffrey is still alive after his wedding to Margery Tyrell and Sansa is still his prisoner. But when his most loyal guard asks for a favour, he feels honour bound to grant it. (Complete)
    • Kindred*: It is said that two souls, whether kin or strangers, old or young, friend or foe, may be 'kindred’. These souls are thought to be bound in some way, their paths wound by Fate from the same thread. Many never realize this, but some choose to follow the thread, whatever may come. Until.
    • The Prophecy*: Prophecies of market charlatans might entertain idiots who have their heads full of dreams, but Sandor knows better. Love, lands, family. Why not as well tell him that he will soon sprout wings and fly into the sun, as longs as she is at it? (Complete)
    • Thunderstruck*: Straight-laced and a yuppie in the making, Sansa is dragged to a metal concert by Arya and Gendry where she captures the eye of the guitarist of the band Cannibal Star. Crude and lewd, Sandor is everything Sansa was certain she didn’t want. Even with this unlikely match, sparks fly and misadventures ensue as they try to get their two worlds to combine.
    • Wolves and Hounds Work Together*: Sandor decides to help Sansa and rescues Ned from being executed, swearing loyalty to the Starks. He is made Sansa’s sworn shield to protect her from any conflict due to the upcoming war, but what will happen when they spend too much time together?
  • Sansa Stark x Tyrion Lannister
    • A Shadow and a Wolf*: Tyrion Lannister weds Sansa Stark and everything goes as it happened in the show. However, just before Joffrey’s wedding, an unexpected event changes everything. The forced husband and wife will have to go beyond their family loyalties in order to survive and hope to win the game of thrones.
    • Desperate to Connect*: Sansa is in need of security since the last of her family has been butchered at the Red Wedding; but what if Baelish cannot come through with his promise? She develops a new strategy in the fight for her survival; one that will impact the lives of her and Tyrion Lannister forever.
    • Sins of the Father*: Joffrey never died at the Purple Wedding so Tyrion wasn’t put on trial for his death nor did he murder his father and lover. Sansa didn’t fall into the hands of Littlefinger - though she did fall into bed and babe with Tyrion. Spans their life until 318 and it wasn’t as clean as they thought it might be with an heir produced for Winterfell and Casterly Rock. Also, being Queen does not bode well for Margaery when she struggles to give Joffrey a son at first,monly daughters which he ends up neglecting, only for his eldest to become a sadistic murderess: his ideal child for the Iron Throne whole his only surviving son is the heir he never wanted.
    • UNDER THE SUMMER SUN*: Tyrion and Sansa escape together from the Purple Wedding in an intensely emotional, romantic and sexual voyage, also full of discovery and a little adventure. I love this couple.
    • Wolf in the Lion’s Den*: A tale of Sansa and Tyrion’s growing relationship after they have married. How will their relationship bud among the troubles that surround them?
De: Aries, Libra, Géminis, Escorpio y Tauro. Para: El mundo entero

Creo que a los humanos nos falta ambición, pero ambición de la que te impulsa a ir hacia adelante porque así lo quieres y no porque deseas superar a otro. Pero también creo que necesitamos ser un poco más egoístas, aprender a decir no y aprender a amarse; olvidarse de la opinión del otro. Porque si tu crees que algo está bien, ¡LO ESTÁ! Y que jodan al que no piense igual.
¿Disfrutas de lo que haces pero los demás piensan que esta mal? ¡HAZLO IGUAL, Carajo!que eso es lo que nos esta faltando.
¿Por qué crees que no puedes hacer lo que te propongas? ¿Por qué aquel chico te lo dijo? Apuesto que no puede hacer nada sin estarse preguntando que pensará el resto.
Necesitamos querer llegar más lejos porque lo deseamos, no porque lo tenemos que hacer, ni porque nos lo dicen, lo tenemos que hacer porque queremos. Quien sabe que va a pasar, un día te puedes levantar y decir: quiero ser la primera persona que invente un auto volador. Y esta bien, tu no sabes si el día de mañana lograrás hacer que un auto vuele. Pero nunca lo sabrás si no lo intentantas, y el que diga que no lo lograrás se puede ir a tomar por el culo porque cada uno de nosotros podemos hacer lo que se nos cante la gana. Pero el problema es que cada vez nos creemos menos, perdemos autoestima inventando excusas de que todavía no llegamos demasiado alto y se nos olvida mirar todo lo que hemos logrado.
Nunca será “suficientemente alto”, si no hubiéramos parado inventar cosas cuando salió el primer celular, o quizás quien sabe que hubiera pasado si alguien hubiera dicho que lo único que podíamos lograr era hablar. Pues yo se, no hubiéramos logrado nada.

Las personas que lograron inventar grandes cosas , fueron juzgadas primero pero no se rindieron y no les importó lo que pensó el resto… sin embargo ahora son gente admirada y todos aquellos que los juzgaron quedaron como idiotas.
Así que arriesgate joder, que sólo se vive una vez. Puede que no inventes “el primer auto que vuela” pero puede que logres cambiar grandes cosas a tu alrededor porque si lo deseas hacer, lo lograrás hacer.
Se que duelen las opiniones del resto pero tenemos que hacer que no nos importe, ¿Te parezco gorda? Pues que me importa, nunca nadie dijo o escribió cuanto tengo que pesar ¿ No te gusta lo que hago? ¡Genial! Lo estoy haciendo yo no tu, así que no opines.

Tenemos que recordar que inventamos máquinas, no nos convertimos en ellas. La computadora no va a sentir nada si la insultas, una persona si. Por eso tenemos que entrar en razón, no tiene que importarnos la opinión del resto pero tampoco hay que criticar lo que el otro elije o lo que el otro siente. ¡COMO QUEREMOS SENTIRNOS BIEN CON NOSOTROS MISMOS, EL OTRO TAMBIÉN LO QUIERE! Así que tenemos que aprender a que nos importe una mierda lo que opine el resto, a dejarnos llevar por lo que queremos, por lo que soñamos… ¿cuantas personas han hecho lo que se supone que tenían que hacer y ahora lo lamentan? ¿Cuantas personas murieron por intentar ser lo que la sociedad esperaba? ¿ Cuantas personas han llorado por no sentirse lo suficientemente buenos? Pues yo creo que todos lo hemos hecho, muchos no morimos literalmente pero si morimos por dentro y fingimos estar bien porque pensamos que a nadie le importa y que tenemos que seguir con nuestras obligaciones, pero hay gente a la que le importas y que daría todo por verte sonreír; Y por sobre todas las cosas: ¡TU MERECES SER FELIZ!, no viniste a este mundo a sufrir y mucho menos viniste a ser lo que la sociedad quiere que seas… nacemos y morimos por algo ¿Pero si no disfrutamos vivir, que sentido tuvo? Tus buenas calificaciones por enorgullecer a tus padres, no van a morir contigo, se quedarán aquí y tu lo único que habrás hecho fue complacer a los demás. Las cosas que hiciste porque tu querías no se irán contigo pero si los recuerdos de haber vivido como se debe… como tu quieres.
Si los demás quieren que seas algo te tiene que valer mierda, porque si los demás lo querían pues lo hubieran sido ellos.

Así que lo único que voy a decir es que tienes que vivir como tu quieres, no restringirte sentir algo, no hacer cosas porque la gente así lo marca. Si vas a hacer algo que sea porque tu quieres y porque sientes que te hace feliz… Necesitamos humanidad, ¡humanidad gente! Porque la hemos perdido a lo largo de los años y es lo único que necesitamos para salir adelanté y lograr cualquier cosa que nos propongamos.

Taking my above observation and reasoning why they haven’t hugged: 

Dennis has always had trouble showing affection even to those people like Mac and Dee who he clearly cares about. It took the threat of Dee leaving his life for him to actually show her he cares. There is a also a lot to be said about Dennis and sex: how he needs to be in control (specifically filming having sex with women / only having the camera focusing on himself and not the women and or/their faces) and how he always makes sure that his system enables him to distance himself from these women in an emotional way. This feeds into not wanting to show affection in a genuine way to people he cares about because he’s built a shell around himself and invented this persona to protect himself due to being sexually abused/r***** at a very young age. He equates sex with power and control. And thus he equates affection with not having any control. And Dennis needs to be in control.

We see him hug Charlie multiple times throughout twelve seasons but Charlie isn’t a threat to the persona he’s built. They have a solid platonic friendship and always have. In a lot of ways they have a kind of older brother/younger brother relationship. In my opinion Dennis sees Charlie as a younger brother type figure. And not that it’s needed here but a lot of their trauma is the same and there’s a kind of unspoken kinship between them.

Mac is an entirely different story. There is no denying that Mac and Dennis have homoerotic subtext which is weaved through their relationship. It’s canon and can’t be refuted. Whether Dennis realises the extent of Mac’s feelings or not or whether he just thinks Mac thinks he is attractive/wants to bang him/lusts after him is kind of irrelevant here. It’s obvious that subconsciously or consciously they both realise they have a deep connection to each other. This is why Dennis has rarely shown affection to Mac. Mac is a threat to his false exterior. He is a threat to everything Dennis has built. Dennis unconsciously touches Mac all the time, stands close to him, depends on him beyond probably anyone else and looks at him in a way that is just not platonic in the slightest. I don’t think Dennis realises this but that’s irrelevant here. Mac is a THREAT. And probably subconsciously Dennis refuses to do the one thing that could break down his exterior: show genuine affection to Mac. Hugs are different to almost any other type of affection. It’s a genuine act that makes you feel comfortable and loved. Most of the time it’s not a sexual act or an act that will lead to sex. I don’t think Dennis feels like he deserves that or that he wants it. But it’s clear he does.

On the other hand, and maybe I’m giving Mac too much credit here but I don’t think so, Mac acknowledges that Dennis has difficulty with affection and doesn’t press him. If you look carefully every time they’ve touched (in Mac and Dennis: Manhunters for example) Mac waits for Dennis’ permission before he touches him in a way that could lead to any type of affection. Dennis usually initiates touching (Mac and Dennis: Manhunters, Mac and Dennis Buy a Timeshare, The Gang Desperately Tries to Win An Award). Even in Dennis’ Double Life when Mac does initiate touching he’s gentle with Dennis. And if you look carefully when Mac touches Dennis and loops his arm around his Dennis doesn’t pull away. Dennis just rolls his eyes. Thus Mac holds on. And it’s these simple moments that truly show how much they value each other. I don’t think Dennis really realises how true his statement was that Mac is his emotional partner. Mac is. It’s just a fact at this point. I don’t think Dennis realises how Mac genuinely loves him and I don’t think he realises his own feelings but it would be a damn shame if the writers never explore it. They’ve set it up for years.

Anyway TLDR: Mac and Dennis have never hugged, I am upset about this, but I understand it. And I sincerely hope one day they will.

My Beyond Birthday Headcanon (pt.1):

- Not too long time ago, I’ve read someone headcanon that wanted Beyond’s nationality as Hispano-American. Honestly, I love this idea! Imagine him talk with a strong spanish accent.

- His hair are waved and his skin is tan. For this reason, he had to straight them and to cover his face with a lighter foundation to create the Rue Ryuzaki persona.

- I think he invented completely the Ryuzaki persona, because - as says the novel - he has never meet L, so I wonder how he can emulate his aspect (?).

- Not natural black hair.

- When he was a child - before his parents death -  he lived in California.

- He miss the warmer weather of his native country, but for some reason, his body keep an high temperature so he didn’t suffer too much during his stay in England.

- He was the annoying guy that opened the window during the class because “the air must be refrigerated”. Even with 14° F (-10° C).

- He likes rain, but only when he is indoors.

- He loves theatre and attended the acting course at Wammy’s. He was one the best.

- He has always been fascinated by the fire. Once, during the Christmas Eve, he deliberately dropped one of the candles on the table, burning napkins and the table itself which almost went completely on fire. From that moment, Roger decided to abolish the use of candles in the House, even for birthdays.

- He owns a lot of orrible Hawaiian shirts and other questionable clothing bought in the thrift shops.

- He wears them proudly.

- He loves 80’s anime and sings the openings when they come up to the TV.

- He listens to rap and old school hip hop. He also likes hard rock music, especially AC/DC.

Ok kittens, here’s a theory because I can’t stop thinking about this show.

-Hap’s name is Hunter.

-OA calls him Angelhunter (as in Angel Hunter)

-WHAT IF HE’S A FALLEN ANGEL AND DOESN’T KNOW IT & IS TRYING TO FIND HIS WAY BACK HOME (aka probs Lucifer which would also make sense in the narrative alot of us enjoy where Lucifer isn’t inherently evil but just isn’t doing the morally “right"thing either)

Idk if any of this makes sense.


Edited to update: Fallen Angel theory also works for Prairie. She’s the fallen angel & created the whole thing with Hap & the other 5 to help her find her way back. It makes sense because there are similarities between Hap & Prairie (the dislike for violence, the seclusion, both are devoted to a purpose in life –for Prairie reuniting with her father, for Hap finding the answer to life/death–). It would explain how she knows so much about the bits of stories for which she wasn’t there. Hap is just the more ruthless part of her conscience & she’s invented a whole persona of it to cope.

anonymous asked:

Do you think that we could learn more about mutsuki dynamic with his biological family than what we saw back in rue? Like his brother maybe, from all the qs with siblings his is the only one we haven't seen yet, also if it turns out that, like kaneki's mom, mutsuki's parents had moments where they tried to care for their Kids (but failed) it could make them into more ... real(?)

Really early on before all the reveals, Mutsuki while nearly dying mused that he wanted to meet his family. The readers got a lot of insight onto the intricacies of Kaneki’s family life because he is the main character, but really there are only about three or so chapters that focus in depth on his mother. As far as pacing goes, considering that we already know the most important bits of Mutsuki’s family and background we probably won’t go into any more depth. 

Deeper answer under the cut: Warning for discussion of abuse. 

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Jim & Andy, a brilliant double portrait of both Andy Kaufmann and Jim Carey is a study of character that operates on so many levels, it breaks the construct of what real is, when it comes to the invention of persona. And really we’re all creating ourselves to “make it” in one way or another, no matter what we do. 

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Started working on some sidequest stuff. I need to make Salem’s house and Whittaker’s dumb cave better.

Short Explorer Profiles:

  • The Dude: Real name Joe. He tries to invent a cool persona for himself as he begins his own adventures in the caves. He ordinarily uses claws as a weapon but in reinventing himself, he wants some brass knuckles.
  • Salem: Former adventurer barred from exploring and is for now content with experimenting and researching, asking other passing adventurers to get her stuff. May or may not be ethical.
  • Whittaker: An archaeologist researching stuff in the caves that has trouble finding assistants for some reason.

A thing I want to do with Treasure Quest is have these fellows and other adventurers be recurring characters on their own adventures, which are advanced when you help them out.

apostatively  asked:

Hey slightly-tipsy Taako, have you ever transmuted yourself secretly into household animals just to screw with people? Do you have to invent awesome new personas every time like w/Dupree, or is that just icing on the cake?

okay darling look, the personas are a must MUST, just becasue you gotta sell that shit. 

And yes, I’ve turnedd into a dog before to get Magnus to follow me, but that was just because Lulu got this iead in her head to give him a surprise party and made me help.

Spell Glossary

this is a list of the spells used by characters in the game wizardess heart. in the future, we might include fan-created spells. hopefully having these all in one place will help people when using magic in their fan creations

note: this post will be periodically edited, and reblogged as needed. it is also one of the pages available in my blog’s navigation

Canon Spells and Magic

Aqua - summons water, used in water magic spells

Apareo speclum - summons a large mirror

Apareo umbra - summons an umbra, a shadow copy of the caster that has the personality of its caster

Barrier magic - barriers protect the caster or trap enemies; they can be created in elemental forms, where water barriers protect from fire, earth barriers protect from water magic, and so on.

Black magic - the opposite of white magic; it is a category of magic that includes curses, attack spells, debilitating spells, and other magic considered generally malicious

Cooking magic - spells can be incorporated into food and consumed; such as cake that makes the consumer float, soup that makes the consumer extra warm, and so on.

Funus captis - creates chains of light

Globus flau - summons fireballs

Globus lumen - creates rays of light, rays can form a ‘whip’ and attack

Magical incantation - the words spoken to cast a magic spell; generally, the greater the skill of a wizard, the fewer words they need to speak when casting a spell

Magic note - an enchanted note where the writing disappears once read 

Magic wand - wands are necessary to cast spells and often their design reflects a wizard’s personality; breaking a wand can destroy a magical seal if that wand was used to cast it

Nox - creates a wisp of darkness; if strong enough, it can blanket an entire area and create a false night

Primitive spell - ordinary conversation is imbued with a burst of magical power; spell strength cannot be controlled

Sanatio aura - key part of the healing incantation, ‘o sacred wind, grant us a breeze and mend this wound, sanatio aura!’; a healing spell that is wind based

Time magic - some people can travel through time with magic; this type of magic is quite rare

Turbo ventos - summons a vortex, or small whirlwind

Ventos - summons a gust of wind, used in wind magic spells

White magic - the opposite of black magic; white magic is category of magic that includes astrology, healing, time, and medical spells, along with other spells types considered generally ‘good’  


Canon Magical Tools

note: when using magical tools, a wand is not necessary. the wielder of the tool charges the tool with their magical power. 

Persona Mirror - invented by walter goldstein, this mirror is a special tool that reveals a person’s heart, or true thoughts and personality

Light of Apollo - a magical tool that brings forth sunshine and banishes rain; its counterpart is the tears of undine. the necessary incantation is ‘sun, come forth!’ 

Lumen Cloak - an invisibility cloak crafted by an unknown creator. a prism was transformed into thread and spun into this cloak, so it functions by bending light as a prism does. it renders the wearer transparent.  

Ring of Metamorphose - the wearer may transform themselves into any shape they wish by placing the ring on their third finger of the right hand; this ring has an amber-colored gem in the band

Talismans - similar to lucky charms, talismans are enchanted objects that offer protection to those who carry them; also, talismans can be made with a certain person or purpose in mind, such as protection from rain or bad weather. the talismans can be paper, stone, jewelry, etc. gemstones are popular.

Tears of Undine - gemstones that allow the wielder to summon rain showers; the incantation is ‘rain, come forth!’. it is very sensitive to the amount of magic provided by the wizard, and creates a storm of corresponding strength, from gentle rainshower to raging typoon. its counterpart is the light of apollo


Canon Magical Classes

the following are classes taught at Gedonelune Royal Magic Academy: 

- Astronomy 

- Barrier Magic

- Contracting Magic

-  History of Wizardry

- Magical Creature Biology

- Magic Potion Pharmaceutics

- Medical Magic


Wraith Squadron

My favorite books from the Star Wars: X-Wing series are the three books “Wraith Squadron”, “Iron Fist”, and “Solo Command”.  The basic gist of them is that Commander Wedge Antilles creates a specialty X-Wing Squadron that also doubles as commando/infiltrator unit.  Due to manpower shortages, Wedge is forced to recruit and reform a bunch of washouts and screwballs (your basic “Dirty Dozen” plot).  They end up becoming very effective unit, but they are natural pranksters and practical jokers.  Throughout the books they keep playing practical jokes on each other and Commander Antilles. My favorite is when their Bothan slicer (computer hacker) puts a creepy insect in the cockpit of another’s X-Wing before a routine mission.  In another joke they modify Wedge’s voice recorder to sound like an Ewok during a mission.

The problem is that in a later mission they are to infiltrate Imperial Forces under the command of Warlord Zinsj by posing as a pirate/mercenary force with Tie fighters, and the Imperials had previously listened in to their communications and question them on how it is they have an Ewok for a pilot.  So they invent the persona of Lt. Kettch who is an intelligent Ewok who escaped from a medical lab and uses leg and arm extensions to pilot a fighter. 

To complete the persona, Wedge Antilles pilots a Tie fighter in a mission while wearing an Ewok costume, just in case someone sees him in the cockpit.  I can just imagine Commander Wedge Antilles, winner of the Kalidor Crescent who did two death star runs, co-founder and leader of Rogue Squadron, and the best pilot of the New Republic, going into combat wearing an Ewok costume.

Daily reminder that celebrities are people. We only see a part of their true beings, a very strict fraction of their real selves. Sometimes they even invent a whole persona to preserve themselves or their families.
Be a fan, love them, buy their stuff, write fanfic, scenarios, etc.
But remember that most times we project on celebrities who we wish they were, not who/what they truly are.
If you are aware of that, you’ll be fine.

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The Gift of a Lifetime - eternalsunshine13 - Yuri!!! on Ice (Anime) [Archive of Our Own]
An Archive of Our Own, a project of the Organization for Transformative Works
By Organization for Transformative Works

Rating: Gen

Relationship: Victuuri

Summary: 

It was Yuuri who saw through all of Victor’s fake smiles and invented personas, who saw the man underneath all the gold metals and world titles, the playboy image and sponsorship deals. It was remarkable, in a way, for someone who had idolized Victor for so long to see the real him. But maybe it had always been Yuuri who could see him, who never wanted anything from him other than to skate on the same ice as him—with him. And then at the Rostelecom Cup, Yuuri had selflessly sent Victor away, put Victor’s needs above his own. Yuuri deserved to have the entire world, and Victor wanted to be the one to give it to him.

In which Victor struggles to find the right present for Yuuri but it all works out.

For @kaja-skowronek. Happy (belated) Name Day! <333

Pike also talks to Kashner about studying the inscrutable and idolized Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, who had the aloof, unknowable quality Fincher was after. “I had these images of before and after of Carolyn as an 18-year-old and as a 20-year-old, the notion of someone self-made,” Fincher tells Kashner. “She crafted herself, she re-invented herself, and invented that persona. That’s where I began.”

Pike found a special issue of a magazine at the airport on her way home from her meeting with Fincher, a “ ‘doomed love of John F. Kennedy Jr. and Carolyn Bessette Kennedy’ kind of thing. I bought it. I took it as a sign,” she tells Kashner. “I ordered old copies of the Vanity Fair in which she appeared on the cover. I scoured the Internet for any footage of her or, even better, any interviews or recordings which captured her voice. And I realized that David had basically given me a cipher to study. There are countless photographs of Bessette but I could find nothing of her in her own words. And I thought, Well, maybe that’s fine. Amy, as she wants to be seen, should be created from outside in.”

Pike tried to find a way to “own that body language, the self-protective seductiveness, head down, hair falling. I couldn’t really read her face, and so I tried to use that quality. You meet Amy, she smiles, but her eyes are always scanning you, assessing, seeing if you can play the game, surprised and pleased when you score a point, feeling you might after all be worthwhile. It is not a relaxing way to live.”

—  Rosamund Pike in her Vanity Fair February Cover Issue
Futurestuck

An AU where it’s the year 3006 and Homestuck became part of the ancient past’s creation mythology, is considered an integral part of the civilization’s culture, and it’s quoted in art, history and by pretentious university students, in the original english. But due to mistranslations, misunderstandings and bowdlerizations it’s thought to be a Much More Refined sort of thing than it was. 

And they don’t even know the whole story - they only know fragments that they mined from old reblogs and out-of-context memes, and spend a lot of time trying to guess how the missing parts of the story went, and what order the story even happens. And they have found absolutely no evidence of this “Andrew Hussie” and think he was just a persona invented by a group of authors working together, like Sun Tzu.

Request: Hey! Can I get an imagine where you're Dean and Sam's younger sister and you have to go undercover as a cheerleader in high school for a hunt and you get invited to a party and you accidentally get high/wasted and you can come up with the end :)

“Hey, Y/N!” Kyle, the most popular kid and varsity football quarterback of your school called. He ran up to you and started walking next to you in the hall. “There’s a party at Justin’s house tonight. You going?" 

You put on the fake smiled you’d mastered and giggled like an idiot. "Duh, silly!” You exclaimed. 

“Awesome, see you there.” Kyle said, then ran back to his friends.

You instantly dropped the stupid smile and sighed, walking into class. You’d been undercover in the school as a cheerleader for two weeks now, and you still hadn’t found out what was hurting kids. Kids at the school had been being sent to the hospital from taking drugs, but they were all straight shooters. Drugs definitely weren’t in their comfort zone. So, Sam and Dean decided to use your age against you, and shoved you into school. 

You’d used every high school movie you’d ever seen to invent your persona. Obviously all cheerleaders weren’t total idiots, but you had a part to play. Being an idiot made other people undermine you, and being undermined meant you got to eavesdrop on a lot of important conversations. Sadly, none of those conversations mentioned ghosts or monsters, but you’d learned who was sleeping with whom and so on. 

School couldn’t have ended faster and you went to cheer practice. Being a hunter made it pretty easy to do the flips and cartwheels expected of you, and you actually had fun at the practices. You got to run around in the sun for a few hours, what was to dislike? 

“I’ll see you tonight!” You called to your ‘friends’ as you walked around the corner. Sam and Dean were waiting for you, and you jumped in the backseat. You sighed and leaned your head back.

“Long day?” Sam asked.

“And it’s gonna get longer. I have to go to a party.” You informed them.

“What? Will there be boys there?” Dean asked.

You couldn’t help but laugh. “Yes, Dean. Don’t worry, I’m just playing the part. I won’t have sex. I won’t drink beer. I’ll just pretend.” You assured him. 

Neither brother of yours seemed happy, but Dean started the car and drove you back to the motel. You had to get ready. Yay.

You’d decided to meet a few friends at the school and go together. That was Sam and Dean wouldn’t be dropping you off and you could dodge a bunch of unnecessary questions. You arrived at Justin’s house ten minutes late. 

“You made it!” Kyle exclaimed once he saw you. 

You smiled at him and nodded excitedly. “This is awesome!” You lied. The music was too loud and people kept bumping into you, but you continued with the persona. 

“Want a drink?” He asked, yelling to be heard over the music.

“Sure!” You exclaimed, following him. 

He led you to a table with a keg and punch bowl. You didn’t drink alcohol. Despite being a hunter, you were a straight shooter. You didn’t do drugs, and drinking was out of the questions. 

“Do you have any water?” You asked.

“Water?” Kyle asked, looking at you with confusion. You kicked yourself for the request; the character you were playing would never do something like that. 

“Got you!” You laughed, and Kyle’s face quickly melted into one of amusement. “I’ll take some punch." 

He poured you a cup and you took a sip. Just as you’d thought, it was spiked. You spent the rest of the night drinking slowly, taking a sip here and there, you manged to stay sober the whole night. 

But you didn’t know that people were smoking marijuana nearby. The smoke carried throughout the whole house, and you were high before you even knew it. 

You were in the living room, rocking your head and dancing to some song with a lot of fast words, when somebody tapped on your shoulder. It was Lizzy, a cheerleader. You smiled widely and pulled her into a tight hug. "Your brothers are here.” She informed you, pointing to the door. Sure enough, Sam and Dean were there, looking worried.

“Oh my gosh!” You exclaimed in happiness. You left Lizzy and ran to your brothers, wrapping your arms around them. “What are you doing here!” You asked with a huge smile. You loved your brothers.

“You called us.” Sam told you.

“Did I?” You asked, trying to remember. You remembered thinking about how much fun Sam and Dean would be having at the party, but did you really call them? “Oh well! You wanna hang out? This is so much fun!”

“You’re coming home.” Dean stated, angry. 

“What? Why?” You whined.

“Because I know what it looks like when somebody’s high.” He growled.

“Hi? I already said hi.” You giggled. Dean clenched his jaw and Sam placed a hand on your back, ushering you out of the house. “Let me say bye to my friends!” You said, but they didn’t stop moving. “Bye guys! I love you!” You shouted, and soon a group of people were waving to you at the door of the house. You blew them kisses as Sam put you into the car. 

The drive to the motel was silent except for you. You hummed and giggled whenever a funny thought entered your mind. You were completely unaware of how angry Sam and Dean were.

You walked into the motel and sat on your bed, then took your shoes off. Sam and Dean stood in front of you, arms crossed, ready to fight. “What the Hell?” Dean demanded.

“What?” You asked, confused.

“You got high!” Sam shouted. “We trusted you, Y/N." 

"I didn’t get high.” You assured them, laughing at the thought. “I had a sip of alcohol, but that’s just because there was nothing else to drink. I didn’t even go near any mary-joanna!” You giggled at the name of the drug. 

Sam and Dean glanced at each other, not as angry as they were before. “Did you smell anything weird at the party?” Sam asked.

“In the beginning, yeah.” You shrugged.

“What did it smell like?” Sam pressed.

“I dunno! Spices and flowers, I guess.” You said. 

Dean sighed and sat beside you. “You’re not allowed to go to any more parties." 

You rolled your eyes. "Oh my gosh Dean! You’re such a bossy pants!" 

Sam chuckled and Dean threw him an annoyed look, wiping the smile off Sam’s face. "Why don’t you go to bed?” Sam suggested.

“Kay!” You exclaimed, snuggling under your covers.

“Don’t you want to put your pajamas…. Nevermind.” Sam said, then turned off the lights. You were asleep within minutes.

(I hope you like it!)