Magnus Bane and the keris

I was waiting for someone with more authority to talk about this (preferably from Indonesia), but since I haven’t seen much about the kris/ keris floating around, I thought I’d do my best. If I say something incorrect please let me know.

Firstly, I’m ridiculously happy that Magnus was kept as Indonesian. We are all largely shaped by our environments and it would’ve changed a huge part of Magnus if they’d rewritten him as originating from China. China in the 1600′s is wildly different to Indonesia in the 1600′s. (Actually, Indonesia and China are always wildly different.).

Magnus having a keris is perfect (thank you show!). The keris is a Javanese spiritual artifact symbolizing mystical status, peace and war. It is also a symbol of inner balance. The dagger promotes protection, prosperity, and harmony, bringing good luck in the hands of the right person. However, it can bring awful luck to unworthy carriers. The power inside a keris is alive and the owner must be in harmony with it… which is so very Magnus Bane.

Empus (or royal keris makers) forge the kerises. It is said that empus craft the keris in accordance with spiritual traditions. The power of the keris depends on the magic that the empus has bestowed upon it, so I wonder if Magnus was his own empus or if the keris was a inheritance. Early Indonesians wore their keris everyday, it had huge ceremonial significance, and eventually the keris spread from the island of Java to other parts of Indonesia and to nearby countries such
as Brunei, Malaysia, the southern Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand. It should be noted that to Indonesians kerises and other sacred items cannot be sold. Buying a keris negates its power.

Often worn on the back, it was not only a symbol of peace and harmony it was also a effective weapon of war. The keris is characterized by the special form of its blade, its hilt, and its scabbard that symbolizes the power and status of the wearer:

Javanese boy in traditional attire. (Totally baby Magnus potential!).

The word pamor is a Javanese word. It refers not only to the patterns on keris blades but also to the raw material used to create it. The word means to mix, to become one, and indeed in the forging process a marrying of creativity and weaponry occurs. Life and death. Peace and war.

The keris is perfect for Magnus Bane. Magnus Bane is perfect for the keris.

“Kylo Ren is a deep and interesting character with an instantly recognizable style.” -Kris What Star Wars character would you say has the best style?

{Reaction} When another member confesses to EXO’s S/O.

My first request is how EXO will react if they hear one of their members romantically confessing to their s/o ot12 please.

Note: ah, you know how to challenge me ehe~ I hope you enjoy. (I feel like I’ve done something similar before, but here we go anyway)

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Park Chanyeol

Originally posted by lullabyun

Chanyeol tensed as he listened in on you and Kris talking. He knew you were best friends and respected that fully, but as he heard the words ‘I have feelings for you’ making an involvement his heart clenched painfully. Chanyeol isn’t the type to be overly protective or restrictive, but he does feel the insecurity of thinking you’d leave him for someone better. He sighed, somewhat relieved as you told Kris you didn’t see him that way, but he still felt the emotional strain of the thought of losing you entered his head.

Chanyeol: “Aish, why is there so much drama in this life…”

Do Kyungsoo/ D.O.

Originally posted by veriloquentmind

Kyungsoo bit his lip as he looked across the room at you and Kai. The two of you seemed to be having a somewhat serious conversation. His heart pounded in his chest as he saw you pointing at him, clearly he was involved in whatever this was about. He rose to his feet, somehow going unnoticed as he approached. His heart jumped to his throat as it finally clicked what was happening. Jongin was confessing his love to you. A wash of anxiety filled him, even though you rejected Jongin, the thought of you dropping him for Jongin was fresh in his mind.

Kyungsoo: “Emotions make my head hurt…”

Byun Baekhyun

Originally posted by cheolyans

You and Baekhyun had been together for a while now, but due to press and fans, you decided that it would be best to keep it under a secret until it was a better time to release the truth of your relationship. However this does come with quite the consequence as Baekhyun found out during a game of truth or dare. Jongdae was asked who he was crushing on, and drunkenly, he admitted it was you. Baekhyun, who was also slightly intoxicated,was in half a mind to punch him in the face, but you gave him a look, reminding him he couldn’t know about it and Baekhyun sighed.

Baekhyun: “Aish, he shouldn’t confess to people who are in relationships.”

{y/n}: “Keep your voice down, will you?”

Oh Sehun

Originally posted by purpleuhan

Sehun returned home from work, slightly confused to see Luhan’s car parked in the driveway. He shrugged, assuming he’d been waiting for him or something. He entered the shared apartment with you, but silently stopped dead in his tracks when he heard a section of the conversation that was happening in the next room. “I know you’re with Sehun, but I love you… and it kills me to see you loving someone else.”

Sehun’s breath hitched angrily, what gave Luhan the right? You were clearly in a happy and stable relationship, why did he feel the need to interfere? Sehun was about to burst in and give a piece of mind, but it seemed you were already beating him to it.

{y/n}: “I’m sorry Lu, I love you, I really do… but not in that way. You’re like a brother to me, and I’m with Sehun. Sehun is who I want to be with. I don’t want to hurt you, but I can’t lie to you either. I don’t see you in that way.”

Zhang Yixing/ Lay

Originally posted by elaysium

Yixing felt a sense of protection over you now he knew that Chanyeol had confessed to you. You didn’t know Yixing had been listening in, and neither did Chanyeol, but even though you’d rejected Chanyeol, Yixing still self a sense of discomfort and anxiety. He held your hand tighter when Chanyeol turned to smile at you, and he’d take up the space between you both when you’d sit together.

{y/n}: “Are you okay? You seem uneasy, Yixing.”

Yixing: “I’m fine…”

Kim Jongdae/ Chen

Originally posted by blondejongin

Jongdae and Minseok exchanged glances and they both overheard Tao confessing to you in the dead of night in the dorm. They’d left their shared dorm to get some water after a long Chinese study session while you, Chen’s girlfriend had been hanging out with Chanyeol in the studio. Jongdae bit his lip as he heard Tao confess his deepest feelings for you, though felt somewhat relieved when you turned him away.

{y/n}: “Tao… I- I’m sorry, but I love Jongdae, and therefore I can’t return your feelings.”

Kim Minseok/ Xiumin

Originally posted by dazzlingkai

Kyungsoo was confessing to you, and Minseok could barely believe it. He stood in the next room, listening in on the conversation with a blurred mind and a confused heart. He felt as though the world was crashing around him as the sincerity of Kyungsoo’s words sounded. He felt utterly numb, and that didn’t leave, even when you rejected him. He stood in the kitchen, heart pounding loudly as Kyungsoo entered the kitchen to leave. The two looked at each other for a long moment, before Kyungsoo continued walking in silence before leaving the building completely.

{y/n}: “Minseok… you… did you hear that?”

Minseok: “Unfortunately.”

Huang Zitao/ Tao

Originally posted by huntertainment

Tao could barely contain his anger as he heard Sehun confessing to you nervously in the next room. He bounded in, his eyes irritable and fiery. You looked sheepish, until you noticed Tao, and your face drained to a very pale colour. Sehun rubbed the back of his neck, sighing, clearly not expecting anything to happen even though he’d poured his heart out to you.

Tao: “What’s going on here?”

Sehun: “I was just leaving.”

Tao: “I thought so.”

Kim Junmyeon/ Suho

Originally posted by lawlliets

Jongin had told Suho about his feelings for you before now, so he was aware of it. Jongin wasn’t the spiteful type, there was no way he’d do anything to you knowing you were with someone else, but that didn’t stop him from confessing how he felt. Suho hadn’t heard the conversation, but you’d told him what had happened. He sighed, pulling you into his arms in a comforting way.

Suho: “It’ll be okay, Jagi.”

Lu Han

Originally posted by luedeer

Luhan bit the inside of his cheek as Yixing confessed his feelings for you before his eyes. The three of you were in the same room and tension was quick to rise. Luhan held your hand tighter underneath the table and Yixing uncomfortably told you the truth about how he felt.

Yixing: “I’m sorry if this ruins our friendship, but I couldn’t keep it a secret any longer.”

Luhan: “Leave, please.”

Kim Jongin/ Kai

Originally posted by dazzlingkai

Jongin sighed as he watched you walk Baekhyun back to the dorm, one arm around his waist and his arm over your shoulder. You were sober, Baekhyun was completely wasted. Jongin watched the scene as Baekhyun started to cry, his true emotions pouring out like a waterfall.

Baekhyun: “I always pretend like I’m cool with you and Kai being together, but it fucking hurts, you know? I want to be the one to hold you at night and send cute messages. But you’re with one of my best friends and there’s nothing I can do about that. I only pretend like I’m okay with it, do you know how much heartbreak you’ve caused me-?”

Jongin: *storms over* “I think that’s enough.”

Wu Yifan/ Kris

Originally posted by krismehard

Minseok had confessed to you in front of Kris, not to spite him, but in a way that was mature and clearly well thought through, Kris appreciated that. Minseok explained that he’d liked you for a while but that he respects that you’re with Kris. You seemed uncomfortable, but clearly appreciative, like Kris, that he hadn’t been horrible about it.

Minseok: “I just thought you should know… I’m sorry”

10 of the Coolest Hockey Facts You Never Knew!

While you’re sitting back and enjoying the NHL season, we scouted the internet to find you some of the coolest hockey facts you probably never knew! Below is ten of the best!

1. Kris Draper was traded for just $1 in 1993 to Detroit Red Wings. Thus, he began his reputation as the “One Dollar Man” and went on to win four Stanley Cups for Detroit.

2. Even if Wayne Gretzky had never scored a single goal, he would still have more points than any other past or present hockey player. He had more career assists than any other player has total points.

3. The Slovakian women’s hockey team qualified for the 2010 Olympics by beating Bulgaria 82-0. They later lost to team Canada in Vancouver 18-0.

4. Doctors in British Columbia are banned from talking about hockey during surgery.

5. NHL does not own the Stanley Cup and any hockey team could potentially challenge for the trophy in the event of a season-long lockout.

6. There are two dozen engraving errors on the Stanley Cup including misspelling Boston as “Bqstqn”, the Toronto Maple Leafs as “Maple Leaes,” and the New York Islanders as “Ilanders.” Only one of the errors is not a spelling error. When the Oilers won the cup in 83-84, owner Peter Pocklington had his dad’s name snuck onto the team roster. The NHL caught the error later and had Basil Pocklington’s name crossed out with X’s.

7. The original Stanley Cup was only seven inches high.

8. Prior to the 1927-28 season, forward passes were not allowed in hockey.

9. When the New Jersey Devils won the Stanley Cup in 2003, goaltender, Martin Brodeur took the Cup to a movie theater and ate popcorn out of it.

10. NHL overtime was eliminated during WWII, because there were restrictions on train travel, so they couldn’t risk going long and missing the one and only train that night. It was only reinstated in 1983-84. 

Exo Types of people in school

Kyungsoo: the gay drama boy
Kai: the kid who never stops dancing and is also dating the drama boy
Suho: the kid who is always worried about everyone else
Baekhyun: that one kid who turns everything into a musical
Chanyeol: the boy everyone is scared of but is actually a little teddy bear and is dating musical boy
Sehun:the new kid everyone is hesitant about but loves by the end of the year
Xiumin: that one kid who never talks and everyone thinks he’s gonna blow up the school
Lay:the cutest boy at school and everyone likes him even the “straight boys”
Chen: the nerdy kid that everyone is best friend’s with
Kris,tao,and luhan: the drop outs