it is a most beautiful weapon

Considering the ending of Rogue One, it makes what Leia did at the beginning of Episode IV even more gutsy; she straight up lied to the second most deadly man in the Empire about being on a “diplomatic mission” to Alderaan and then threatened Vader with legal action from the Imperial Senate after knowingly assisting the Rebel Alliance in obtaining plans to take down their biggest weapon.

Balls of steel the Princess had.

How can she seem to have fallen from heaven
when I’m the one that has fallen,
the one that’s all in,
while her mind is a weapon

And God, I am already in too deep
because she is just too beautiful
and everything I seek
while I’m a fool

And while she is kissing all those boys
that appear to her as pretty toys
my heart tattoos cries of desperation against my ribs

How should I ever enjoy life’s sweet kiss
when she is everything I miss
and most of all her gorgeous lips?

—  // an actual sonnet
j.d.m.
What we know about TenTen as an adult (manga, movie and novels) :

- TenTen is considered an example of elegance, beauty and style. She is praised for her figure.

- She spends most of the time travelling around the world while searching for new weapons and tools.

- Her rank is most likely Tokubetsu Jōnin as she is described as an specialist by Mirai. Not to mention she must at least have this rank to boss around other shinobi during the Chuunin Exams.

- She opened a ninja tools shop as an excuse to be surrounded by ninja tools when there are no missions to do. She doesn’t sell much because of how peaceful the world is now.

- TenTen designes her own ninja tools and has a lot of eccentric ideas that have no useful purpose. Because of that, people are afraid she might go bankrupt.

- After chapter 700 (Konoha Shinden) she designed a kunai people could use at the hot-springs. They became really popular among women who wanted to protect themselves while bathing so she made a lot of money.

- TenTen has become as hot-blooded and dorky as Maito Gai and Rock Lee. In the past, she used to hide this side of her because of embarrassment (even though she secretely enjoyed and admired Lee’s personality), now that she is an adult she has nothing to fear anymore.

- She loves doing childish pranks to others so she is labeled as a bad example for the youth.

- Even though she has no problems dressing herself as a ghost she actually hates them as she fears she will be cursed if she meets one. She shares this fear with Gai-sensei.

- Gai-sensei is the person she idolizes the most. Everybody notices how much she loves him when she talks about him.

- About her love life, it remains unknown if she is married, single or if she has a lover/boyfriend. The last time this topic was brought up was before Naruto’s wedding (Konoha Hiden) in which she openly stated that she has never being in love with a boy in her whole life as she finds weapons more interesting than marriage or dating. Yet she believes she is the only woman who understands and likes Lee the way he is (she has a soft side for him)

- TenTen is the second best taijutsu specialist right after Rock Lee.

- She enjoys teasing others with perverted questions like: “Would you find a naked woman holding a kunai sexy?”

- As she is a bit irresponsable and childish (as pointed out by Kakashi himself), that might be the reason she didn’t bother to check the recording of the Chuunin Exams second test and just let Boruto’s team pass.

- Maito Gai thinks TenTen’s pranks are cute.

- TenTen kept all Rikudou’s Legendary Tools and have them exposed at her shop when she is at Konoha (they are not for sale).

- She is Konoha’s best ninja tools specialist and has been labeled as a one woman army. Fun fact: both Konoha latest legendary shinobi (Maito Gai and Anko) share that same tag with her… this could be a reference to her real goal.

- Boruto thinks she is beautiful and uses her in his sexy-no-jutsu along with other women from her generation. This attack works on Konohamaru.

I’m back! And this turned out surprisingly better than I thought with the limited number of copics colours that I own lol..

While this is a little different from what I usually draw, but since I finished SuMo, I couldn’t help but think of lusamine’s coincidental similarity to Ragyo Kiryuin from Kill la Kill, and specifically her that comes into mind. 

So this is my crossover of Ragyo, reborn in the pokemon world  as Lusamine. Instead of life fibres being her fetish, she unleashes her new fetish; ultra beasts upon the planet. Her children, Gladion Kiryuin and his weapon designed by REVOCS Aether Foundation to battle the ultra beast aliens & Lillie Kiryuin and her somewhat alien friend Nebbyketsu (whom evolved throught their adventures together) rush in to put a stop to their evil mother’s plans.

For reference, both are neglectful mothers whom view value solely in the form of their perceived beauty. While I’m sure KlK isn’t the first to invent this archetype, it is the one I’m most reminded when looking at similarities. : p

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Meiji Type 13 ‘Civilian’ Murata bolt action rifle

Inspired by the Mle 1874 Gras rifle and produced between 1880 and 1889 in Japan, before the design was converted to use a tubular magazine.
11x60mmR Murata, possibly converted as a shotgun, single shot, bolt action, custom stock and brass inlays.

This beautiful rifle was at some point in its life refitted to feature a Tanegashima style stock, giving it the most outstanding Japanese flair.

another similar Murata rifle

a Japanese matchlock musket

Insomniac Playlist

   Click the songs to hear them. I recommend headphones, a hot cup of tea and a book - put your phone away!

1. Sound Asleep // Blondie : This song just describes that state of mind where you’re craving sleep but it just won’t come to you. Packed with a whirling lullaby melody, a soothing, calming beat and Debbie Harry’s dreamy vocals - this song is perfect to wind down to.

2. Oblivion // Bastille : The basis of this song is about watching someone fall into oblivion and never managing to quite get there yourself. Starting with Dan’s clear, calming voice and a single piano, it escalates into a beautiful tangle of strings with mesmerizing electronic beats and heartwarming, layered high notes.

3. Pale Blue Eyes // The Velvet Underground : It may be decades old but for me, this song is my secret sleeping weapon. Consisting of a mellow bass, light riffs of acoustic-goodness and a pure voice singing some of the most beautiful words ever written - this song and it’s hypnotic nature will have you snoring in seconds.

4. Breathe // Of Verona : This song is purely about love, however the chorus can really help to soothe your breathing and chill you out. Starting out as just a silky voice and basic, haunting accompaniment, it gradually blossoms into a beautifully dramatic collision of cymbals, layered, echoing vocals and a lullaby-esque flooding of drums and piano.

5. Tempt You (Evocatio) // Nothing But Thieves : Pure slow-indie perfection about being tempted away from ‘the city’. It’s a mollifying, smooth vocal that will make your head spin paired with a gradual build-up of minimalistic guitar and electronic sounds - this is sure to send you into a deep on-the-edge-of-sleep feeling.

6. I Work Nights and You Work Days // To Kill A King : This song is written about someone who works nights and comes home to see their partner sleeping lightly. Consisting of a consoling, rich folk voice that lies softly alongside a piano laced with sections of heart-warming strings - this song will make your eyes feel heavy and your bones feel tired.

7. Hold You // Nina Nesbitt (ft. Kodaline) : A match made in lullaby heaven, this collaboration will have you drifting between dreamland and reality. A slightly raspy but somehow clear, Scottish female voice teamed up with a gentle and heart-wrenching, Irish male voice layered over the top of a folk-indie instrumental, this is a definite track for a sleep playlist.

8. The Parting Glass // Ed Sheeran : Now I’m not a massive Ed Sheeran fan, but this hidden track found at the end of Give Me Love from his first album (+) is so simple and yet so soothing that it had to be included. With the only accompaniment being Ed’s harmonized humming and the rest is his reassuring vocal, this minimalistic track is amazing as a lullaby.

9. Final Masquerade (Acoustic) // Linkin Park : The original version of this song was on The Hunting Party, an album that I only own on vinyl but the acoustic version was floating about on iTunes. A true acoustic featuring Chester’s mesmerizing vocal, contrasted with a lower male voice and packets of a woman’s voice during the beginning - this song is like a stepping stone to a chilled out mind.

10. Metal & Dust // London Grammar : Indie relaxation at it’s best, this song can be interpreted into many different messages. Filled with light and fluffy beats, some hidden strings possibly and dominated by Hannah’s velvet-coated vocals, this is fantastic.

We were made to believe that we have elections to vote for change, but we were deceived.
If we vote, we still end up not voting for anything that will benefit us. We thought we had power with our black votes to make a change, but they equipped their forces with armor and weapons to keep us away from what we needed the most! We thought we had our voice, so everyone would hear us, but they cut our throats like animals in a slaughterhouse.

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Poseidon was the god of the sea and protector of all aquatic features. His weapon is a trident, with which he could make the earth shake, causing earthquakes, and shatter any object.

To deter him, Demeter asked him to make the most beautiful animal that the world had ever seen. So, in an effort to impress her, Poseidon created the first horse.

something so important that rumiko takahashi demonstrates in inuyasha is the importance of being human. 

i love the tiny mentions of it, like in episode 31 (Jinenji: Kind Yet Sad) when Jinenji declares that he couldn’t be able to call himself part human if he let any harm come to Kagome

In the face of oppression and hatred, Jinenji refused to ignore his kind heart and succumb to hatred. He values his human emotions over his youkai strength.

In addition, Totosai mentions in episode 53 that InuYasha wouldn’t be worthy of the tetsusaiga, arguably the most powerful weapon in the entire series, if he lacked remorse for slaughtering humans and endangering his friends when he was transformed in his demonic state. 

i love how vulnerable emotions are displayed as an important strength in this series. there’s a beautiful theme of self-acceptance throughout this series. i love how true growth occurs when emotions are acknowledged.


Inuvember Day 16: Growth (late submission)

Essays in Existentialism: Blood

Lexa is covered with the blood of the people she killed. Clarke thinks she shouldn’t find it hot. But she does.

When the dust settled, Clarke imagined her to be feral. Shoulders rising, chest and back breaking under the inhaling and exhaling that she tried to control, eyes darting and wide, waiting for another move and muscles poised, tight, taut, ready to defend herself as she was trained to do. The most wild things are the most beautiful things for precisely that reason. The unattainability, the idea that containing them, breaking them, penning them, caging them diminishes their beauty, takes away the most important aspect about them. Lexa reminded Clarke that she chose her domestication, in that moment, and her heart was truly still a wild thing.

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Today

Somewhere out there is a woman
and she is the most beautiful woman
in the entire world.
Somewhere else is a boy
who just ejaculated for the first time in his life.
Just now,
as you read that sentence.

Somewhere a sandwich is growing mold.
Somewhere a racist is growing old.
Somewhere a child is starving.

Somewhere a scientist is working on a weapon
to kill as many people as possible.
Somewhere a scientist is working on a medicine
that cures as many people as possible.
Somewhere a scientist is wondering how to come out to her family.
Somewhere a scientist is selling furniture on craigslist.

Somewhere is a wealthy woman with everything you could ever ask for,
empty and contemplating suicide.
Elsewhere is a poor woman,
dirty and hungry,
and laughing amongst friends.

Somewhere an artist just made something honest and beautiful.
Somewhere an artist just made complete horse shit.
In too many places artists are only concerned with getting famous or laid.

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Children of Frey and Freya

Requested by Anonymous:

  • A lot of the children of Frey are afraid of fire, though none of them can quite explain why. 
  • Just like the Athena cabin, most children of Frey look a lot like him, with the same blonde hair and blue eyes.
  • Frey’s children and Freya’s children see each other like siblings. A relationship between two of them would - though not technically wrong - be seen as weird and unnatural. 
  • Every year they have a huge celebratory picnic in the middle of summer. A lot of his children come from all over the world to be together.
  • Children of Frey find it harder to form a bond with enchanted weapons as their father is the god of peace.
  • The children of Frey are usually really slender and flexible, which is why some mortals associate these traits with elves. 
  • Children of Frey and Freya are allergic to scented candles as their scent is unnatural/ chemically recreated beauty or lust.
  • Most children of Freya only have one of her three abilities (Golden tears, amokinesis, mystiokinesis), but sometimes really powerful demigods or her children with elves can have two or even all three. 
  • There are a lot more children of Frey and Freya in Norway than in any other place around the world, due to them being so praised there. 
  • Children of Frey are really good swimmers. 

PSA: I hope you don’t mind I also added Freya to the request and that it aren’t as many headcanons as usual. I don’t remember much about the Magnus Chase series as it’s been a while since I read it and I haven’t been able to catch up yet with the newest book. 

- Marge

(Better Late Than) Nevermind

Rainbows can be displaced with footsteps
and a splash will almost always come before the calm.
What brings the pleasure and disregard in disturbing beauty?
Especially in stuck in the spaces of works by Rowling,
the snarls shaped like talons on peregrine falcons
leave imprints deeper than most can dig to!
All these burning witches and demons and desires
take control of vocal cords and brain stems in their hands
and I believe the control is sourced from the Atlantis pushing past the depths.
What brings the pleasure and disregard in disturbing beauty?
The knowledge that hands and feet and words are more weapon than instrument.

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Webley-Adams ‘Wedge Frame’ Army double action revolver

Serial number 2361, .44 cap and ball.
A relatively unknown example of the various revolvers imported by the CSA during the American Civil War, and although not the most uncommon it’s been all but forgotten, eclipsed by the beauty of the much Frencher Lemat grapeshot revolver.

Sauce : James D. Julia Inc.

Cancer Lilith

Originally posted by kazenisakura

Originally posted by live-your-live-homie

Originally posted by vanssurf

Cancer Lilith, keyword hurt
If you want to meet chaos then you’ll be glad you met me
For I am a silent ocean filled with secrets
I have a weapon I hide in my sneakers
I take out only for the most special of occasions
When you break my heart or hurt those I love
I do not fear to stab back
When the time is right I am the most vicious
And you just might fear for your life
I am a cat in the night
The color of such a beautiful sky
To trick those around me into thinking I am innocent
And hurt will bring out my dark side

Character aesthetic - l u c i f e r

↳ holiest of the unholy - the lightbringer, cast into eternal shadow.  he is patient, primal, pure.  innocence destroyed in the most brutal of ways.  betrayer or betrayed.  the fallen.  the banished  a light so sublime.  so beautiful.  whispering peace and love - juxtaposed to the ice, entropic and eternal, which nestles around his heart - barren and empty and howling - a maelstrom of loss, of grief.  blood spilled and brotherhood abandoned.  virtue upheld and the truth - sharp and cutting and more piercing than any blade - his chosen weapon.

“Why do they blame me for all their little failings?
They use my name as if I spent my entire days sitting on their shoulders,
forcing them to commits acts they would otherwise find repulsive.
‘The devil made me do it.’
I have never made one of them do anything.
Never.
They live their own tiny lives.
I do not live their lives for them.” 

― Neil Gaiman, The Sandman, Vol. 4: Season of Mists

Shadamy makes me so mad because it’s a relationship, platonic or romantic, WITH SO MUCH POTENTIAL

like….shadow is pragmatic and melancholic while amy is a ray of sunshine that always wears her heart on her sleeve. amy is fiery and sentimental while shadow is more calculating and down to earth. shadow’s greatest weapon is sheer power and amy’s greatest power is kindness and love. amy sees the beauty of earth as opposed to shadow who has only known space and laboratories all his life

and yet despite being so different in most aspects, they’re so similar in others. They both express it differently, but in the end they’re both so kind and caring of the people they love. They could both have such a powerful influence on each other and have such an interesting relationship

but SEGA has completely forgotten SA2 happened and the fandom either has shadow be the seductive tempter and amy the innocent damsel caught in an illicit relationship or whatever cliche het garbage or have them hate each other’s guts for no reason and it’s???? such a waste?????