king of the east

tony totally does have a superpower. its just that his superpower is not dying of caffeine overdose which only rarely comes in handy when fighting supervillians
Things I will forever hate:

Season finale cliffhanger…and than the show being canceled. 

Rivamika Meta Masterlist [Part II]

[Part I]

ROMANTIC RIVAMIKA

  1. Does Levi have feelings for Mikasa? ( @canon-rivamika )
  2. Do you think Isayama ships Rivamika? ( @canon-rivamika )
  3. What do you think makes Levi and Mikasa compatible? ( @perksofbeingawaifu )
  4. Romantic Rivamika might not sail, but what about platonic Rivamika? ( @ackerslave )
  5. How do you explain Levi’s frequent, speechless glances at Mikasa? ( @canon-rivamika )
  6. There are many ways Rivamika can develop, and it doesn’t need to be romantic to be canon ( @suniuz )
  7. Levi is secretly Isayama’s self insert character and Mikasa is based on his dream girl ( @amayaokami )
  8. Why is Levi so obsessed with the fact that Mikasa cares about Eren? ( @canon-rivamika​ )
  9. Rivamika and the age gap ( @viktornikiiforov / @alienheartattack )
  10. The age difference of Levi and Mikasa ( @whyiloverivamika )

ACKERMAN & EAST SEA CLAN THEORIES

  1. Levi and Mikasa were experimented on ( @matsuoqa )
  2. Levi knew about Kenny’s surname ( @stishovite )
  3. Levi didn’t know about the Ackerman thing at all ( @fuku-shuu / Husam )
  4. Kenny trained Levi to be the perfect solder, Levi’s memories were implanted into Mikasa by the Reiss, Mikasa’s kidnapping was actually an order from Kenny so she could be used as a weapon by the royal family ( @canon-rivamika )
  5. Isayama planned Levi and Mikasa’s connection from the start, so did Mikasa’s parents die randomly? ( @fuku-shuu )
  6. Clue for Levi being Asian ( @ackersexual )
  7. Levi’s age and his true relation to Mikasa ( @mundanekamilia )
  8. Asian and Ackerman persecution, Mikasa is the ultimate product of two powerful bloodlines ( @fuku-shuu )
  9. Kenny wants an Ackerman arranged marriage! ( @alienheartattack )
  10. Levi needs to come out as an Ackerman ( @amayaokami )
  11. Deathbed Ackertalk ( @shortie-levi )
  12. When is there going to be the Ackertalk and how will it be? ( @snkception / @generouslycoldstranger )
  13. Perhaps Levi slowly started to suspect he might be an Ackerman like Mikasa, since they were more alike than he initially thought ( @iamthewallrose )
  14. The Ackermans and the Asian Clan ( @beyond-the-dork )
  15. Ackerman powers actually come from warrior memories implanted on them by the Reiss ( @canon-rivamika )
  16. Little Mikasa did get an Ackertalk from her parents ( @momtaku )
  17. Mikasa is “some sort of unholy hybrid of rebellion for the monarchy” ( @momtaku )
  18. The Ackerpower includes healing powers! ( @falcon94ssy )
  19. Random Ackerman / Warrior thoughts ( @momtaku )
  20. Mikasa heals very quickly, but what about her cuts / burns from chapter 83? ( @canon-rivamika​ )
  21. The “Ackerbond”, Mikasa and the guidebook interviews ( @momtaku )
  22. In order to tie up all the loose ends in the final arc of the manga, Isayama will need to address the Ackermans and East Sea Clan mysteries again, either in the form of a new Ackertalk or something else ( @canon-rivamika )
  23. What if Flegel Reeves brings up the Ackertalk again by mentioning Levi’s surname to Mikasa? ( @leviyato / @canon-rivamika )
  24. The Ackerman Family, the Eldians and the Marley: Does Mikasa have Eldian blood? What about Levi? ( @canon-rivamika )
  25. There must be Ackerman info in Grisha’s files ( @canon-rivamika )
  26. It seems that at least part of both the Ackerman and East Sea Clans, who served the Fritz King long ago, fled from the mainland to Paradis Island, but did they inherit Ymir’s blood? ( @canon-rivamika )
  27. Why did the Ackermans and the East Sea Clan flee with the First King to Paradis if they were considered enemies of the crown? Because long ago, they served the royal family directly ( @canon-rivamika )
  28. East Sea Clan quick thoughts ( @falcon94ssy )
  29. What does Mikasa know after the Ackertalk according to the recent Levi AU Smartpass interview? ( @daydream24-7 / @ackerslave )
  30. How relevant is the Levi AU Smartpass interview? Did Levi and Mikasa have a second Ackertalk after all? ( @kenken-chan )
  31. Why is Levi stronger than Mikasa if they’re both Ackermans? Wasn’t Kenny just as strong as him? ( @ackerslave )
  32. When did Levi really awaken his Ackerpower? ( @canon-rivamika​ ) 
  33. The power of the titans runs in the blood of each Ackerman ( @falcon94ssy )

RIVAMIKA IS NOT INCEST

  1. The closest familial relationship between Levi and Mikasa is third or fourth cousins ( @el-rabbit )
  2. Levi and Mikasa being related doesn’t sink the Rivamika ship ( @mirime-kisarrastine )
  3. If you think Rivamika is incest, the major bloodline inside the walls is even more related ( @fuku-shuu / @ackersexual )
  4. Ackerman Family Tree explained ( @amayaokami )
  5. Levi and Mikasa are only distantly related, and their relationship can evolve in a good way since he sees her differently ( @canon-rivamika )
  6. Levi and Mikasa didn’t address each other by name during their fight, perhaps they aren’t ready or willing to see each other as family yet ( @canon-rivamika )
  7. How should I answer when people say that Levi and Mikasa are related? ( @canon-rivamika )
  8. Only because two people come from the same bloodline doesn’t mean their relationship is incest ( @sassans / @canon-rivamika )
  9. Levi’s age and bloodline were relevant to the storyline, but only up to the Uprising Arc ( @canon-rivamika )
  10. Levi and Mikasa are distant cousins according to both Chapter 65 and the ANSWERS databook ( @canon-rivamika )
  11. Would Rivamika be the most popular ship if they had different surnames? ( @amayaokami )
  12. Back in the day chapter 65 was realeased we didn’t even need the new ANSWERS databook to prove that Levi and Mikasa were distantly related ( @fuku-shuu / @k-lionheart / @thirstylevi )
  13. It’s curious how Isayama made sure to confirm Levi and Mikasa were very distantly related ( @amayaokami

LEVI ACKERMAN

  1. Levi’s flower is the Hydrangea ( @ackersexual )
  2. Levi is in his early 30’s, do I have to let go of Rivamika? ( @riivamika )
  3. Levi’s body posture when talking to others (including the Ackertalk) ( @momtaku​ )
  4. The correct, formal way to address Levi is by “Heishichou” and Mikasa is the only recruit that calls him directly by this title ( @canon-rivamika​ )
  5. A Timeline of Levi Ackerman ( @shortie-levi )
  6. In no way is Levi not emotional ( @ereminions / @l-e-v-i-ackerman )
  7. Levi was in Erwin’s exact same position when Mikasa confronted him, and sees in Mikasa a reflection of his young self ( @canon-rivamika​ )
  8. Is Levi a rightie or leftie? ( @canon-rivamika )
  9. Shipping Levi with happiness comes first ( @canon-rivamika )
  10. What kind of people Levi likes? Isayama: Tall people ( @papermoon2 )
  11. What if Levi’s cravat was made from scraps of his mother’s old shirt? ( @yuyuworld )
  12. “Levi doesn’t care about anyone” - okay, so, please explain this ( @titan-princess )

MIKASA ACKERMAN

  1. Mikasa’s character development in the Uprising and Return to Shiganshina Arcs ( @erensjaegerbombs​ )
  2. Contrary to popular belief, Mikasa has been in the spotlight in the Return to Shiganshina arcs ( @aotopmha​ / @daydream24-7​ )
  3. Mikasa’s mysterious headaches ( @teetanjaeger​ / @iero-nipple​ / @canon-rivamika​ )
  4. About EMA going their separate ways and what that means for Mikasa ( @canon-rivamika )
  5. Mikasa’s relationship with Levi helped her mature ( @canon-rivamika )
  6. Mikasa and Eren were wrong for disobeying Levi’s orders, but the dissing has to stop ( @canon-rivamika )
  7. Will Mikasa go back to being overprotective over Eren and Armin? ( @canon-rivamika )
  8. Will Mikasa ever go back to being an ordinary girl like she used to be in her childhood? ( @etoincognito )
  9. Mikasa’s character development wasn’t ruined by the serumbowl, on the contrary ( @raelis1 / @aotopmha​ / @daydream24-7​ )
  10. Where’s Mikasa’s opinion on the Ackerman ordeal? ( @daydream24-7 / @canon-rivamika )

PARALLELS

  1. Shikishima, from the Live action movie, is the name of a battleship, just like Mikasa ( @fuku-shuu )
  2. First Mikasa, now Levi jumps to save Eren from Reiner ( @amayaokami / @ariam-jan )
  3. Shiganshina Trio and veterans parallel ( @iamthewallrose )
  4. Levi and Mikasa’s first titan kills ( @wilya-fui )
  5. Ackermans and their lieges, who changed their lives ( @momtaku )
  6. Levi and Mikasa: Last words from their families ( @canon-rivamika )
  7. Mikasa looked really impressed when Levi appeared in front of EMA for the first time to save them. Perhaps she always admired him from a distance? Is that why she copies his attack moves? ( @fuku-shuu / @megillien / @amayaokami )
  8. Levi’s cravat and Mikasa’s scarf may be their tribute to their loved ones, a memento from innocent days long gone ( @lenok993 )
  9. A heroic parallel, Part 2: Mikasa & Levi ( @jeanandthedreamofhorses )
  10. The very moment Levi and Mikasa realized they were on their own ( @fuku-shuu )
  11. Mikasa’s trust in Levi is much akin to Levi’s trust in Erwin ( @canon-rivamika )

Updated 05/05/17

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The nine rowhouses a few blocks from Johns Hopkins Hospital stood for more than a century, through waves of immigration, two world wars, the upending of the city’s economy and a shift in its racial makeup.

The arched windows along the 900 block of North Bradford Street reflected both the boom and the decline of a great American city: the prosperous midcentury, when all nine households could afford the Formstone that covered their brick fronts; the tumult of 1968, when residents could smell the smoke from nearby riots; the white flight that would open the street to African Americans and the drug wars that would drive many of them away.

Since it was built on an old brickyard in 1905 by the “two-story king of East Baltimore,” hundreds of people have called the block home.

But only one of them was there to see that history end.

Block by block, Baltimore is demolishing its blight – and pieces of its past. 

Read more here: Life, death and demolition

American Heathens: Christo-paganism makes no sense, there’s no way a Tru™ Viking Warrior® would do anything like that!

Me:
“When in the seventh century King Redwald of East Anglia provided one altar in his church to sacrifice to Christ, and another small one to offer victims to devils, he was not behaving childishly, or cunningly hoping to get the best of both worlds, but merely acting according to normal Heathen custom.”
–H.R. Ellis-Davidson, Gods and Myths of Northern Europe, chapter 9, pp 219-220

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Roydon’s Ponies by Outdoorjive

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At the mouth of the Torrentine, House Dayne raised its castle on an island where that roaring, tumultuous river broadens to meet the sea. Legend says the first Dayne was led to the site when he followed the track of a falling star and there found a stone of magical powers. His descendants ruled over the western mountains for centuries thereafter as Kings of the Torrentine and Lords of Starfall.

North and east, beyond a great gap in the mountains that provided the shortest and easiest passage from Dorne to the Reach, House Fowler carved its own seat into the stony slopes overlooking the pass. Skyreach, that seat became known, for its lofty perch and soaring stone towers. At the time, the pass it brooded over was commonly known as the Wide Way (today we name it the Prince’s Pass), so the Fowlers took for themselves the grandiose titles of Lords of Skyreach, Lords of the Wide Way, and Kings of Stone and Sky.

In a similar vein, far to the east where the mountains ran down to the Sea of Dorne, House Yronwood established itself in the high valleys and green foothills below the peaks and seized control of the Stone Way, the second of the two great passes into Dorne (one far steeper, narrower, and more treacherous than the Wide Way of the west). Well protected and comparably fertile, their lands were also well timbered and possessed of valuable deposits of iron, tin, and silver as well, making the Yronwoods the richest and most powerful of the Dornish kings. Styling themselves the Bloodroyals, Lords of the Stone Way, Masters of the Green Hills, and High Kings of Dorne, the lords of House Yronwood in time ruled northern Dorne, from the mountain domains of House Wyl to the headwaters of the Greenblood … though their efforts to bend the other Dornish kings to their will were seldom successful.

The World of Ice and Fire. Dorne. Kingdoms of the First Men.

Houses of Dorne (1/5)

Demon notes: Bael

King Bael/Baal
Color: Yellow
Incense: Frankincense
Metal: Gold
Planet: Sun
Element: Fire
Enn: Ayer Secore On Ca Bael
Date: (day) March 21-20 *Aries 0-10 degrees
Tarot: Two of wands
Original purpose: Invisibility.  


Daemonolatry Goetia (S Connolly)

Some view Ba’el as the fire part of Ba’al.  He rules over solstices and fire festivals and can bring together friends.  He can spark creativity and instruct people in matters of the heart.  If you seek him for wealth, let it be in creative wealth or wealth created by creative projects.  It is suggested you wear his seal when invoking him.  


Crowley’s Goetia and The Lesser Key of Solomon

The first Principal Spirit is a King ruling in the East, called Bael.  He maketh thee to go Invisible.  He ruleth over 66 Legions of Infernal Spirits.  He appeareth in divers shapes, sometimes like a Cat, sometimes like a Toad, and sometimes like a Man,and sometimes all these forms at once.  He speaketh hoarsely.  This is his character which is used to be worn as a Lamen before him who calleth him forth, or else he will not do thee homage.


Lucifieran Goeta

Bael is a spirit of shape shifting – by the cat (stealth and instinct), by toad (the form of Ahriman, the gateway of self-initiation of the Devil or Anglican Witchcraft Lore).  When one summons Bael it should be done so in the evocation circle – absorb the essence within this circle –focus the mind to be aligned and shadowed with the spirits Anthropomorphic identification, until “he” becomes you. You will then work on your ability to shapeshift in dreams. The 66 legions of spirit familiars may be commanded by will to produce some results of what you seek in the obtainment of knowledge. Bael is a powerful familiar spirit who may bring one much instinctual impulses in relation to animals and dream shape shifting


As Always

-Robin

Just a Smile - Part Two

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SUMMARY: In Hyrule palace, there was one rule left over from the time of her great-grandfather, one that most certainly could not be broken: the guards on duty were not allowed to laugh.

But that never stopped Princess Zelda from trying.

Part One, Part Two, Part Three coming soon!

Zelink AU where Zelda is a princess and Link is a guard who she’s trying to make laugh but can’t seem to crack. Part two of a larger fic of similar short bursts. Not attached to any particular game. Fluff af. 

““Just admit it, Link. You’re taken with the Princess!”

It was true. Link was taken with the Princess. Absolutely besotted, in fact. She was clever and beautiful and lighthearted, and if that wasn’t enough, she spread joy everywhere she went. There wasn’t a person under the King’s service in the castle that didn’t adore her, and he much looked forward to the time she spent in his presence.

It was the only time he’d ever get, after all.”

Writing after the cut!

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