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“In every exchange, Obi-Wan gave ground. It was his way. And he knew that to strike Anakin down would burn his own heart to ash. [..] This was not Sith against Jedi. This was not light against dark or good against evil; it had nothing to do with duty or philosophy, religion or morals. It was Anakin against Obi-Wan. Personally. Just the two of them, and the damage they had done to each other  […] The man he faced was everything Obi-Wan had devoted his life to destroying: Murderer. Traitor. Fallen Jedi. Lord of the Sith. And here, and now, despite it all… Obi-Wan still loved him.  [..] There was one thing he still could do for Anakin. He still could do honor to the memory of the man he had loved, and to the vanished Order they both had served.” (Revenge of the Sith novelization)

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but my dear,” he said, “you are not a story.”
 
“you are not a book, given to them
as a means of escape from the harsh truths
that devour this world.
 
you are not a beautiful set of words,
strung together only to elegantly roll
off the tongues of passers-by.
 
you are not a spectacular tale
of good conquers evil, of light against dark.
 
you are a thunderstorm,
beauty and fear in the perfect balance,
kind yet frightening,
you, my dear, are painfully real.
—  e.m.b, the painful truth of the matter

Visual guide to the Five Main Types of Opal

White or light opal: Translucent to semitranslucent, with play-of-color against a white or light gray background color.

Black opal: Translucent to opaque, with play-of-color against a black or other dark background.

Fire opal: Transparent to translucent, with brown, yellow, orange, or red bodycolor. This material—which often doesn’t show play-of-color—is also known as “Mexican opal.”

Boulder opal: Translucent to opaque, with play-of-color against a light to dark background. Fragments of the surrounding rock, called matrix, become part of the finished gem.

Crystal or water opal: Transparent to semitransparent, with a clear background. This type shows exceptional play-of-color.

anonymous asked:

Adam's last interview (about "two sides being morally justified to behave however they wanted to to get whatever they thought was absolutely correct") reminds me when KK said Kylo is too young and that "he made a lot of bad choices but not necessarily in the world of Star Wars, because that can go in any direction". I'm bit worried

KK’s comment was a mess but I’m less concerned about what Adam says. He’s an actor trying to get into the head of the character he’s playing, it doesn’t mean that the film is going to agree with him or say that he was right to betray his family and join a bunch of space fascists. For all SW fandom likes to talk about “balance” and “shades of grey” these days, both the Sith and First Order were portrayed as unambiguously evil.

old​ ​specks​ ​of​ ​dust​ ​-​ ​light​ ​against​ ​dark;​ ​pulling​ ​back​ ​the​ ​curtains​ ​of​ ​time.​ ​on​ ​a​ ​tuesday​ ​afternoon everything​ ​is​ ​dizzy.​ ​everyone​ ​walks​ ​too​ ​fast​ ​through​ ​the​ ​doorway.​ ​i​ ​am​ ​ready​ ​to​ ​forget​ ​myself. january​ ​rain​ ​is​ ​awfully​ ​emotional.​ ​i’m​ ​constantly​ ​thinking​ ​of​ ​things​ ​to​ ​say,​ ​like​ ​“i​ ​miss​ ​my​ ​brain on​ ​drugs”​ ​or​ ​“i​ ​wonder​ ​what​ ​my​ ​father’s​ ​favorite​ ​color​ ​was”​ ​or​ ​“i​ ​hate​ ​my​ ​body​ ​unless​ ​it’s​ ​being touched,​ ​kissed,​ ​fucked”​ ​or​ ​“i​ ​miss​ ​someone”

On Wednesday evening, the city of Reykjavik, Iceland, turned off street lights and encouraged people to darken their homes so that everyone could watch the northern lights.

The city council released a statement saying street lights would be turned off in multiple sections of the city between 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. local time and warning people to drive carefully.

The city of about 120,000 people, which is located just below the Arctic Circle, prides itself on its frequent shows of the aurora borealis. The blackout attempt appeared justified — photos and videos posted to social media by people in Reykjavik showed dancing lights against a mostly dark sky.

Reykjavik Turns Off Street Lights To Turn Up The Northern Lights

Photo: Jamie Cooper/SSPL via Getty Images

There is a greater darkness than the one we fight. It is the darkness of the soul that has lost its way. The war we fight is not against powers and principalities, it is against chaos and despair. Greater than the death of flesh is the death of hope, the death of dreams. Against this peril we can never surrender. The future is all around us, waiting, in moments of transition, to be born in moments of revelation.
—  Citizen G’Kar (Babylon 5)
One and the Same Chapter 4

Chapter 1: Food Source

Chapter 2: The Rogue

Chapter 3: Blood Troubles


The Brink

Lou Ellen was whimpering as Will dragged her by the scruff of her neck to the alley between the gym and the school. It was empty, the concrete stained with water and rust He could hear the firemen and the police talking in the locker room. There was so much blood in there, but Will had no idea where it had come from.

Will dropped Lou Ellen gently onto the concrete and whined softly, nuzzling her snout. She’d be okay. He put a large paw on her hind leg and felt the growl that rolled through his body. His eyes began to glow and the golden light stood out against the dark gray atmosphere outside.

Slowly, Lou Ellen’s whimpers lessened and she managed to pull herself up and shake herself off, the rain caught in her fur splattering the cement floor. Will gestured away from the school and let out a quick bark. Lou Ellen dipped her head and they set of to his house. They went around the back and both Changed back to their human forms. Shivering, Will knocked on the door and his father opened it, looking at them in surprise.

“Hi, Dad,” he said, trembling.

“You’re bleeding!” his dad said. He ushered them inside and Lou Ellen went to get towels and clothes as Will’s dad sat him down on a cot. “What happened?” he demanded.

“Someone pulled the alarm at school. I smelled blood and went to check with Lou Ellen. There was a vampire but we couldn’t see who it was. I don’t know what they’d be doing attacking a girl’s locker room.” He hissed as his dad disinfected the wound. “Stupid bloodsucker tossed the lockers at Lou Ellen and hit me with a freaking- ow- pipe.”

“I still don’t see why you can’t heal yourself if you can heal your whole pack.”

“Hey, what happened? Are you guys okay? You know I’m still not used to seeing everybody naked. Why are you wet?” Will groaned as Cecil came down the stairs and began his string of questions. “Here, Lou Ellen told me to give you this.”

Will took the clothes and put on the bottom half, leaving his torso expose for his dad to keep working. “You get used to it, buddy,” he told him as his dad put a large gauze patch over the bloodied side.

As he put on his shirt carefully, Lou Ellen came down the stairs dressed in Will’s clothes which fit her way too big. She tied her wet hair back and crossed her arms. “Well, we just got attacked. Do we get to interfere now?” Cecil turned his head to Will in alarm. “The vampires are obviously not keeping to themselves anymore.”

“Was it the same one from last night?” Cecil asked.

“I don’t know. I couldn’t see it.” He scowled at his own incompetence. He was a wolf for crying out loud. He should have been able to see a stupid bloodsucking parasite despite the lack of light. But everything had happened so fast and then Lou Ellen had gotten hurt. “The pack isn’t strong enough to join a war, Lou Ellen.”

“The pack? Or you?” she snapped. Will’s eyes widened. “Then why did you become alpha?” she continued.

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So I just finished Silver on the Tree, which is the last book in Susan Cooper’s The Dark is Rising Sequence. Although the series is somewhat uneven, it doesn’t get the attention it deserves (even if it is recommended by Maggie Stiefvater). It’s moody, atmospheric, and filled with mythology. And this book, the final triumph of light against dark, turned out to be oddly relevant and timely.

You know it’s true, with every ending there is a beginning. And with every lie, there is truth to be found. Light always wins against darkness. And I hope you remember these three things; seek the truth, burn bright, and never stop beginning.
—  JmStorm
September 21st (Part 2) - Kissed By The Baddest Bidder Birthday Fic

Read part 1 here

Game: Kissed by the Baddest Bidder

Pairing: MC + Mamoru Kishi

Genre: fluffy, silly, cute

Summary: MC and Mamo have the same birthday! 

A/N: This is a sequel to the original birthday fic I wrote for Mamoru a year ago (linked at the top) I might write another one next year. We’ll see ;)

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