lost oracle

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      “ You trusted the Night and his new God… but they came too late”

                           “ Nyx never arrives late ; just in time. “

                                          “ Maybe I was wrong”

OF COURSE the first thing I draw from the TOA book is big brother Percy. Really, I wanted to draw something really sweet with Percy holding his little sister. But then I thought I wanted Annabeth in the picture. Then I thought what would happen if Percy had to babysit his little sis. And then this was born.
To set the scene: Sally is at a book signing and Paul is at a conference, so Percy and Annabeth babysit while visiting New Rome for college stuff. And of course, Percy has to show off the cute babes.  

Batgirls introducing their s/o

Prompt: introducing their significant other to the batfam? (for the girls week, it could be as in hc or idk)             

Barbara

- She has black mail on everyone just in case they don’t behave.

- Holds their s/o hand while the family tries to indimate them.

- But if they are dating Oracle it is going to be hard.

- Dick got hit a few times for comments that almost came out of his mouth.

- Damian deemed them unworthy at first, but he grew to like them.

- Everyone was impressed with their ability to match Barbara in wits.

- Real test came later when they meet Jim Gordon.

Cass

- Straight up batglare from Bruce the whole time.

- Every person did their own background check.

-When they make Cass smile though, the family starts to soften up.

- Totally follows them around their date.

- Cass kicks their butts in training later to make up for it.

Stephanie

- Her s/o: I thought you said it was just your mom and you.

- Stephanie: Yeah this is the family I didn’t ask for but got. Heads up they don’t respect privacy well.

- Tim totally introduces him as the ex to annoy Stephanie.

- Straight up ask them what their intentions are for dating her. Jason asked that one mainly cause he always wanted to say it.

Harper

- Background checks everywhere.

- Cass is actually the scariest. She silently follows behind them.

- Tim had actually checked with Cullen before to see what he thought about the s/o.

- Harper tried to tell them to be nice.

- Duke: Oh they are being nice. Bruce took Jason gun and Damian’s sword away before you came.

howh come no one in the Percy Jackson Fandom

ever talks about the shitty side of various godly children

like. Heroes are disdained by a lot of immortals for a reason. they can be really shitty people

for example. Children of Aphrodite aren’t all beautiful on the inside. some of them are petty and jealous and love to start drama and pit others against eachother romantically for fun

Children of Hephaestus can be super anti social and terrible at interacting with real human beings

Children of Hermes that have actual Kleptomania problems. like. chronic. uncontrollable stealing

Children of Zeus that abuse their fathers position and are complete self important asses (that cheat a lot)

Children of Hades that get addicted to Shadow Travel and raising the dead, and that end up hating the gods for their father’s trouble with Olympus

Children of Poseiden with Anger and self control issues because they are as changeable as the sea

Hunters of Artemis that are vehemently Misandrist

stuff like that. because the heroes of old were portrayed as assholes a lot for a Reason

anonymous asked:

request for the angst queen with a prompt where one of the gods take over Noct's s/o's body (like Shiva w Gentiana) and their no longer the person he fell in love with. Also thank you two so much bc you inspired me to start my own side blog (take-pitioss-on-me) and I'd be blessed if y'all would check it out. 💚

Alrighty, while I’d like to point out that Shiva actually is Gentiana, I really really enjoy this concept you’ve suggested. (And I rly rly love Noct ok?) 

This was a difficult one to craft while trying to somewhat stay true to canon— something I always strive to do in some kind of regard. So I had to take some liberties with the (very vague) lore of FFXV. Roll with it my dudes.

SO! With that being said.

On with the pain train!

{1,611 words}


It started after Altissia.

After you finally woke.

The healers said that they were certain you’d never open your eyes again. Noctis never left your side upon waking to find that everything had crumbled around him. He held on to your hand as if it was the only thing keeping him balanced in this wretched world— where heroes die too soon and the innocent far too young.

He had been told by Ignis how it had happened. Who it had been. The same man who stole his eyes and Luna’s life.

The day that you woke, Noctis was resting his forehead in the palm of your limp hand, caressing your wrist when your thumb twitched against his temple. He assumed it to be another one of his fragmented daydreams, the ones where you finally opened your eyes and he took you into his arms.

He realized it to be nothing short of reality when he pulled back, watching your eyes flutter as he gripped your hand. Yes, nothing short of reality because when your clear eyes opened, they were anything but relieved.

You stared at him as if you had lost your mind.

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Thank you Percy Jackson

   It is no mystery to anyone that I love the Percy Jackson and the Olympians and Heroes of Olympus series. Whenever I reveal that I love Percy Jackson more than Harry Potter I always get a response of shock and disagreement. And I always reply that Percy Jackson holds a special place in my heart. This is why.
    When I was in the first grade I was assigned to a reading specialist because I was below the acceptable reading level for a first grader. I also had a reading tutor from 1st to 3rd grade (or possibly fourth). I struggled to read even the most basic of books. In the fifth grade I was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder. It is not an uncommon disability and very similar to Percy Jackson’s ADHD just less hyperactive. Also, in the fifth grade, my sister discovered the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series and insisted that I should read it. I refused claiming the book was too hard for me. She proceeded to read it to me, instead. We made it halfway through the book before we reached a point where I wanted to continue reading when she wasn’t around to read it to me. So I read it myself. I made it through all five books in two weeks, reading the series during a break in standardized testing. I have never read like that at any other point in my life. I then proceeded to read the Red Pyramid (my first two AM read) and then Harry Potter that summer. The following fall, I was reading a book a week. I then slowed down a bit as I got older, but my grades improved, too. I went from A’s and B’s with the occasional C to straight A’s and the occasional B. I was completely transformed thanks to the Percy Jackson books. The Heroes of Olympus books had a similar effect. Friends and I bonded over Percy Jackson trivia when each book came out, and I remember running around the house when I finished Mark of Athena in complete disbelief. I wrote my first complete story, a fanfiction about Nico’s response to Percy and Annabeth’s fall coming out in an argument with Jason as Jason realizes that Nico, too, had a partially immortal sister. It was horrible, but it gave me confidence in my writing (valuable for someone who hopes to publish a book someday, though I also plan to be a civil engineer…). Discovering Percy Jackson was not what caused my change from a kid who struggled in school to a kid who hoped to be both an author and an engineer who graduates from an Ivy league school. But he did symbolizes a turning point in my life putting me on the right track.
    Recently, I have been struggling with my ADD again. It is the worst it has been since before I picked up my first Percy Jackson book and been destroying my hopes and dreams through my grades (now dropping to straight B’s with the occasional A or C a big difference from the straight A’s at the beginning of this year that I hoped could get me into Brown).  But today at 3am (I had gotten up early to work on a project I had failed to complete the night before) I saw that the audio book for The Hidden Oracle which I had pre-ordered was available.  I let it download and then hit play. I listened to it all day and I have just finished. My friends at school could immediately see the change. Many were very pleased to see such a big smile on my face again. I know that once again Percy Jackson has not solved all my problems, but I am hoping that he can be my turning point again and help me get back on track, and that The Trials of Apollo can hopefully help me through college as The Heroes of Olympus helped me through high school.  I love Percy Jackson and everyone at Camp Half-Blood, and I am so happy that this isn’t goodbye because it is just the start of another brilliant series.  

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The Great Oracle is the leader of the Lost Order of the Eye. She remains hidden from all except for those who know to seek her wisdom. The Great Oracle is protected by the Lilid, a small select order of guards who have taken a solemn oath to protect with their lives. The Great Oracle uses her powers of second sight to peer into the future, and is sought out by others for consolation. However, since the lost of the previous oracle, hard times have befallen both the Great Oracle and the Eye.

Gabriella Blofis-Jackson: 

Not long after the war with the Giants / Gaia, Sally Jackson fell pregnant (in the Lost Oracle Sally’s very pregnant, so I’ve sort of included that and this is just my headcanon about Percy’s younger sibling) much to Percy’s excitement. He’d never had siblings and he was overjoyed at the prospect of being a big brother.

Percy’s little sister was born on March the 31st. They named her Gabriela Bianca Blofis-Jackson (after Percy’s grandmother  / Sally’s mother and Bianca di Angelo) and she is the most important thing in the world to Percy other than Annabeth.

Gabriela is still a little girl and has a bit of a lisp. When she first started talking she couldn’t say Percy and instead called him Purwcy. She still does when she is especially tired. 

No one calls Gabriela, Gabriela unless they are Sally when her daughter has done something wrong. Instead they have all taken to calling her Gabby.

Percy used to go home for a bit every weekend. They usually meet on a Sunday and stay for dinner and sometimes a movie. It is one of the things that he misses the most about her

Gabby insists that Percy tell her a bed time story every time that he is around for her bedtime. Percy will sit in her bed next to her and recount all of the various adventures that he has had to her in as innocent detail as he can possibly manage. His mother often stands at the door and listens and when Percy finishes the story she asks her if the stories really happened like that. Percy will simply smile sadly and shrug before walking away.

Gabby was once told that Percy was her half brother and preceded to slap the person who said it. She knows that Paul isn’t Percy’s dad but she doesn’t care, they’re a family.

Paul, Gabby and Sally have met all of Percy’s friends. Sally and Piper and Hazel get on very well with each other. Gabby loves Nico and Leo and Paul and Thalia get on strangely well all things considered.

I just finished The Hidden Oracle

and though it was an absolutely amazing and hilarious book, I can’t help but feel like Rick didn’t necessarily have to put any of the seven or other major characters in it yet.
On the other hand it was a very tactical and smart choice of him to put a little amount of Percy, solangelo, Leo and gayness in it, so he didn’t get assassinated by ninja-stealth-mode fangirls, like he almost got by some when there was no Percy in The Lost Hero.
#thepoweroffangirlsbewarerickriordan

EDH Deck Tech: Gitrog Monster

[you can see every deck tech here]

 I just want to start by saying that Gitrog Monster is one of the most “outside of the box” deck out there. Most decks rely on creatures, spells & such to win; this deck relies on lands. You WANT to draw lands and then sac those lands or discard them to get full value out of it. It’s a fun & very unique deck that plays so differently than any other deck. If it wasn’t of my very strict rule of “only 1 deck/format” I would for sure play this as a commander.

Now, the deck, while pretty centralized around lands, still has a lot of angles it’s coming from. First of all, you need Swiftfoot Boots & Lightning Greaves since you NEED your commander to stay alive, I can’t stress this enough. The deck relies on using the Gitrog Monster’s ability to draw you tons of cards and if it’s dead you’re screwed. There’s a lot to talk about so let’s dive right into it.

Ramping 

First things first; you need to ramp. The deck wants as many lands as possible, as fast as possible. You need cards like Sakura-Tribe Elder, Rampant Growth, Cultivate, Kodama’s Reach, Realms Uncharted, Crop Rotation, you name it. You also need a few mana dorks like Elvish Mystic, Birds of Paradise & stuff. You don’t need as many mana dorks as you need ramp, but it’s still nice to have that extra acceleration in the first couple of turns. Getting lands is VERY important!

Going the Extra Mile

Now that you’ve ramped, you still need to get some more lands out there quickly. Bourgeoning is amazing for that since it lets you play out all the lands you’re drawing very quickly. Exploration is also a very good option that let’s you play even more lands; Azusa, Lost but Seeking & Oracle of Mul Daya are also amazing cards, as well as Courser of Kruphix, that have a home in this deck. You want to get those lands out there.

Getting that Extra Value

By playing tons of lands you’re going to draw tons of cards, that’s what you need to remember. The deck wants to draw as many card and lands as possible, as quickly as possible; the rest isn’t too important. Also you’re getting to draw a card when a lands goes to the graveyard from ANYWHERE, like cycling some lands to net you 2 cards each time for example, or using Zombie Infestation to swarm out some with some 2/2s. You want to take advantage of these effects and there’s 2 big ways to go about that.

Dredging those Lands

Self-Mill is an amazing way to get some lands in the graveyard, even though the Gitrog Monster’s ability will only trigger once per mill effect, not once per land milled. Cards that have Dredge are usually pretty good, Grisly Salvage, Sudden Reclamation, Grapple with the Past, etc. This is not the MOST important part of the deck but it gets you that extra value that’s more than welcome.

Sacrificing those Lands

Another way to get those triggers going is by sacrificing your lands. You can have access to a bunch of good sacrifice outlets to let you draw tons of cards on top of getting the effects going. You NEED to play as many fetches as possible; Evolving Wilds, Myriad Landscape, Blighted Woodlands, Terramorphic Expanse, on-colour fetches & all you can get, those lands generate free value you can’t pass up on that! Sylvan Safekeeper lets you protect your commander, Reprocess lets you draw A LOT of cards and Scapeshift let’s you draw TONS of cards AND get a WHOLE LOT of lands from your deck and put them into play. Constant Mists lets you protect yourself for a while since your lands are pretty expandableAll of those cards are HUGE gamechangers. You don’t need a lot of sacrifice effects, but the few that you will play will most likely end the game very quickly. Oh, and Zuran Orb is a great way to gain life while sacrificing lands!

Recursion

Now that your lands are getting in your graveyard, you need a way to bring them back! Life from the Loam is an amazing way to do that! You also have some amazing options such as Creeping Renaissance, Tilling Treefolk and you also need to bring back nonland cards that you’ve lost along the way like Eternal Witness, Greenwarden of Murasa, Skullwinder, Reclaim, Noxious Revival, Regrowth.

Now that we’ve talked about how to take advantage of all that value your commander is providing; what about ways to use that value. You’ve drawn tons of cards, played a bunch of lands, you keep bringing back lands, but what do you do with all of that?

Attrition

Since you keep generating value and have ways to bring back your lands, you need to take advantage of that, by attacking other peoples resources. Smallpox, Pox, Desolation, Deathcloud & such. Making sure other peoples mana base is unstable or weak is how you take advantage of your deck. You need to play all the destroy lands like Wasteland, Strip Mine, Ghost Quarter, Encroaching Waste, Tectonic Edge; you’ll be able to keep bringing them back so you’ll be able to be very aggressive towards your opponents’ mana base WHILE drawing some cards in the meantime. You also need to manage the board with stuff like Pernicious Deed and other effects that let you wrath the board from everything besides your commander. Oh, you also NEED Krosan Grip, since you’re playing green, as well as Beast Within; you don’t really have a choice.

Landfall 

There’s no way around it, you will play a lot of lands, so why not take advantage of that? I’d say that just running Avenger of Zendikar & Rampaging Baloths is fine as far as landfall goes. You will get insane value out of those and if not dealt with, they will win you the game very quickly. Playing some cards like Ghost Town also guaranties you to never miss land drops! Also, Titania Protector of Argot lets you pop some tokens when you’re sacrificing some of those lands that you’ve just played, so that’s also a good direction to take. Boduka Gardner & Nissa, Vastwood Seer are also amazing win conditions, being really in their element here and being able to flip very easily; creating huge tokens & generating card advantage.

Using that Fat Graveyard

So, by now, your graveyard will be pretty full. There’s a bunch of cards that let you use that to your advantage. Stuff like Lord of Extinction, Terravore, Centaur Vinecrasher are HUGE creatures that will for sure put the pressure onto your opponent. You can also play a Creakwood Liege to make your Wurm tokens VERY big! Be careful about graveyard hate though since that can shut down the deck fairly easily, so you need to play around that and not put all your strategy into going full-graveyard style.

Going Infinite

There’s a little combo using Skirge, Dakmor Salvage & Exsanguinate that can be played as a last case plan. I’m not a huge fan of combos but having one in a deck is almost mandatory because other people often play combos and if you sense that they will go off soon, you need to be faster than them. I wouldn’t recommend always going for it, use it more as a backup plan. You also need cards like the old eldrazis or Gaea’s Blessing to be able to do the combo efficiently.

Wrapping-Up

That’s pretty much it. The deck is VERY unique and to be honest, is VERY fun to play. It’s somewhat fragile though since graveyard hate can really slow you down and if your commander gets killed too many times that really hits you hard too (though with Command Beacon now being a thing that’s less of a problem). If I ever go about making another commander deck this would probably be it as it’s so different than any other deck, it comes from such a different place and plays out so weirdly & fun. Hope you enjoyed it, if I missed anything let me know, and I’ll see you guys next week for another deck tech!

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Sheikah kitty, Catalist style for catalistuniverse‘s contest. She is an older warrior, loyal to the royal family and keeper of its secrets. 

Inspired by the Lost Oracles of the Eye. It was the design of those characters that caught my eye and first introduced me to Catalist. When the contest was announced, this instantly came to mind. I only wish I could have done a more dynamic and full body drawing but I had to keep it fairly small due to drawing on my 3DS. I’m just happy to share this design regardless :)