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Some Tumblr Entities

Staff 

This one is fairly obvious, as they control the website. However, They have no control over the content on this website, only the form it is presented in. In this way, they are weaker than many on this list. However, with their unnecessary changes and rampant “bugs”, they are a force to be reckoned with in the blue blogosphere.

Corporations

Corporations have very little power in terms of content creation and format, but they act as a warning mechanism for all the small time bloggers like you and me. To get a grip on what is no longer funny, just take a sneaky peek at a corporate blog. I guarantee you’ll know what I mean when you see it.

Slimetony and his Court of Fools

These Tumblr comedians dominate the note economy by setting each other up for joke after joke in a neverending cycle. With a unique, trendsetting format that many have tried to copy, he and his pals have climbed to the top of Tumblr with relatively little competition.

Sandsverse and Meevesverse

These are some of the few blogs that have truly become one with the website. They employ a strategy of avoiding discourse by creating a “universe” and only interacting with those who obey its rules. These blogging giants are everywhere and with the way things currently are, they will never truly lose power.

The Woody Collective

A movement the went unnoticed on Tumblr for many years that has just now surfaced for all to see, claiming the corpses of fallen Tumblr Giants and Vagrants, presumably gaining their powers. Their motivations and full capacities are not currently known, but they currently appear to be a force for justice in this strange and confusing world.

Please, if you are able, add onto this database so we may be properly prepared for dealing with these beings.

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MYTHOLOGICAL AESTHETICS:
The Phoenix 

“I was never surprised that they did not have a phoenix on display. There is only one phoenix at a time, of course, and while the Natural History Museum was filled with dead things, the phoenix is always alive.”

-Neil Gaiman, Unnatural Creatures

The first time a shit-bag teenager punched a crow with red dye dripping down his neck, California was split in two. His worn down knuckles collided with the synthetic, rubbery, skin of all that he hated. The passion ran through that motherfucker’s blood until it spilled out his beat-up leather jacket. Just beyond the concrete where he stood, the embodiment of his spirit awoke in the sand. The witch gave a home to the rage and energy that he had released. All that pain and anger and excitement and passion and creativity and courage took the form of the man we all know and love as California’s first killjoy.

anonymous asked:

Just a dumb little headcanon, but I wanted to share. So my Dalish Inquisitor took the petitioner's path in the temple of Mythal, and the puzzles reminded me of little games I used to play with myself as a kid. And I feel like those puzzles were something that kind of ended up enduring. Sure, by that point they're just kid's games, but imagine a Dalish inquisitor, stepping on that tile and realizing that the silly game they played as a kid was part of their history.

This was sent to me so, so long ago, and I held on to it because I really wanted to write something for it and expand on it. I suck, though, so i still haven’t, and so i’m going to post it now because it deserves to be shared. 

I love this idea. I love the idea that these games get passed from child to child because toys and games are something that gets passed down in families and thus clans. 

I love the idea that maybe they have those games where you tilt the board to get a ball through a maze because all of Dirthamen’s temples were at the heart of a labyrinth. 

I love the idea that each of the Evanuris had their own obstacle to their temples, and that somehow these acts have endured, without the Dalish even realizing it.

Sooooo…let’s get to one of the meatier posts I’ve been wanting to do! I was considering waiting for My Brother’s Keeper to do this one, but establishing it from the beginning seems like a better idea. Plus, I’ve been on a roll today.

I wanna talk about Danny’s powers.

Or, more specifically, how I see them.

Looong post so it’s going under a cut.

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I’ve been working on this lore-accurate Glamarye from The Witcher novels for a year now, and after lots of experiments it’s finally ready to go. 


“You flee my dreams come the morning,

Your scent; Berries Tart, Lilac Sweet…”

“Yennefer, having at last arranged the locks over her forehead, took a small, green, glass jar out of her saddlebags.…The enchantress uncorked the jar, which gave off the scent of lilac and gooseberries. She stuck her index finger in and rubbed a little of it under her eyes.…The enchantress turned back and Ciri sighed. Yennefer’s eyes burnt with a violet light and her face radiated with beauty. Dazzling beauty. Provocative. Dangerous. And unnatural.

“The little green jar,” Ciri realised. “What was in it?”

“Glamarye. An elixir. Or rather a cream for special occasions. Ciri, must you ride into every puddle on the road?”

-Excerpts of Yennefer & her coveted Glamarye, from “The Time of Contempt”, 4th book in “The Witcher” series by Andrzej Sapkowski.

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albaharuland  asked:

Hi! I wanted to ask about fantasy world building based on a mix of cultures, even if those cultures are totally different. For example, a country that has an architecture based on egyptian and arab art, or one that is a mix between indian and russian architecture. I dont know if that would be appropiation or offensive, or how to avoid it or doing it in a respectful way. Also if there is a problem only using the art part and having a different made up traditions/lore (thanks for your time!)

On Combining Cultures Respectfully, Art, and Architecture

“Does it make sense within the world”

Avatar: the Last Airbender mixes Inuit and Japanese culture. Is this any form of sensical in the modern world? Sort of, with how there’s a language link between Siberia and the Canadian Arctic. Does it make sense within the confines of A:tLA? Absolutely yes.

I’m not against the concept of cultural blending. It just has to be sensical within the world itself. They might not be neighbours in the real world, but if you end up with a culture that’s “ocean-heavy Arctic on top of Asia”, then Inuit+ Japan makes tons of sense. But had it been even “continental Arctic”, then the Inuit influence would’ve barely made any sense at all, because they’re really not a continental people.

-Mod Lesya

Like mixed-race characters, blending real-world cultures in fantasy isn’t prima facie a problem, but you’d better make sure it makes sense within the world you’re constructing.  Lots of times authors fall prey to the “Rule of Cool” and just throw in things they think are neat without thinking about how they could have reasonably got there.

In the cases you mentioned, there are some historiocultural overlaps between Indian and Russian cultures (for instance, similar building materials, similar types of timbers in temperate parts of India and southern Russia, very deep cultural roots shared between Slavic and certain Indic cultures, etc.) that would give you a foundation to build on.  Other times shared cultural aspects have a common but non-native root—for instance the Russian onion dome and characteristic Indian Taj Mahal-style dome may have a shared origin in Islamic and Middle Eastern architecture.  Islamic culture is native to neither India nor Russia, but it touched and influenced both areas extensively.

Similar constraints hold for Egyptian and Arab art and architecture.  They used similar building materials but produced different results because the culture and artistic preferences were historically different, but we know that Arab culture strongly influenced Egyptian art and architecture in the Islamic period (think going from pyramids to Graeco-Roman amphitheaters to mosques and minarets, but all made out of limestone, mud brick, and very little wood).  Saladin Ahmed’s fantasy novel(s) feature an Islamic/Middle Eastern-influenced culture built on top of a dead Ancient Egypt-analogue [Nikhil’s note: I’m reading this right now and it’s awesome and you should too].

But regardless of the cultural influence, the material culture stays similar in place—in some Indo-Russian hybrid you might be looking at imported marble and precious stones for those buildings whose patrons could afford it, provided they have access to those materials either through production or trade, but for poorer constructions you’re looking at local building materials—so maybe thatch and half-timber framing and wattle-and-daub in Indo-Russia, or stone and mud brick in a desert environment like Arabegypt.  Art and architecture are functions of culture, and culture as a primitive exercise arises from the local environment, since it’s only once you get to the level of at least an organized economic community that outside trade starts to be a significant factor, which would facilitate creating art and architecture that would be exotic to the local environment.

-Mod Nikhil

“During Easter 1923, Sillyvision, in partnership with a local chocolate making company, released a set of ‘Chocolate Bendy’s for the holiday. However, once opened, the sweets were reported to be always melting, no matter how well kept they were. Consumers also reported a strange artificial taste and the products received a massive recall and were never released again. Up to this day, urban legends about how the Chocolate Bendy’s were ‘cursed’ still are told, the most famous one being that said curse was related to the mysterious appearance of the cartoon demon in the dreams of the people afflicted by the Nightmare Plague at the time.”