massive destruction

How Gaara Became Kazekage
  • Baki: Gaara wants to be the Kazekage.
  • Suna Councilman: What?! But isn't he, like, twelve?
  • Suna Councilwoman: And isn't he the host to a poorly controlled, massively destructive demon?
  • Baki: Okay, who wants to tell him he can't be Kazekage?
  • Council: ...
  • Baki: All in favour say aye.
  • Council: ...aye.

I’m still putting together the Inanna/Ishtar descent post so until then here’s an artifact with a bit of news about museums loans.

Figure of a King of Mari, circa 2500-2300 B.C., excavated from a temple of Ishtar near Aleppo.  The figure is technically on loan from the Aleppo Museum to the Arab World Institute (Institut du Monde Arabe) based in France. 

Given the recently massive destruction of Aleppo it is uncertain if and when the artifact and others on loan like it will return to Syria.  Thankfully it was spared from the destruction that hit the Aleppo Museum by being in Paris at the time, which has happened to many ancient Near Eastern artifacts, but it is uncertain when the Aleppo Museum will be restored and the artifact can return home.    

~Hasmonean    

My first point is that we are cyclical. At a local level in time people think things are fine, then things rapidly spiral out of control until they become unstoppable, and we wreak massive destruction on ourselves. For the people living in the midst of this it is hard to see happening and hard to understand. To historians later it all makes sense and we see clearly how one thing led to another. During the Centenary of the Battle of the Somme I was struck that it was a direct outcome of the assassination of an Austrian Arch Duke in Bosnia. I very much doubt anyone at the time thought the killing of a minor European royal would lead to the death of 17 million people.
My second point is that this is a cycle. It happens again and again, but as most people only have a 50–100 year historical perspective they don’t see that it’s happening again. As the events that led to the First World War unfolded, there were a few brilliant minds who started to warn that something big was wrong, that the web of treaties across Europe could lead to a war, but they were dismissed as hysterical, mad, or fools, as is always the way, and as people who worry about Putin, Brexit, and Trump are now.
Then after the War to end all Wars, we went and had another one. Again, for a historian it was quite predictable. Lead people to feel they have lost control of their country and destiny, people look for scapegoats, a charismatic leader captures the popular mood, and singles out that scapegoat. He talks in rhetoric that has no detail, and drums up anger and hatred. Soon the masses start to move as one, without any logic driving their actions, and the whole becomes unstoppable.
My expectations for DC’s Legends of Tomorrow

Rip Hunter: *taking his time to dedicate an exasperated pointed look at each member of the Flarrow team* … As I’ve been telling you, for the eleventh time, I come from the future, and in my future a very specific team is the only able to crumble Vandal’s dictatorship, a team conformed by very specific members. *Composed British accent gone, British condescendence at maximum*

Flarrow Team: *looks at Oliver*

Oliver Queen: *sighs* let’s say that for a moment I believe what are you saying. Now, how do you plan to convince a criminal like Leonard Snart of embarking a mission through time to chase an immortal man with an army, futuristic weapons of massive destruction and supernatural powers? Where worst case scenario, he’ll die in a different era. And if he survives, he’ll return empty-handed, he won’t even gain any profit whatsoever except of a cleaner conscience?

Flarrow Team: *uncomfortable silence*

Rip Hunter:  Mr. Queen, are you aware of the effectiveness of a bait? *knowing smirk right on spot* Besides, I wouldn’t say Mr. Cold will end this mission empty-handed per se. *looks pointedly at person in a far corner on the Arrow cave*

Flarrow Team: * looks at person in a far corner on the Arrow cave*

Barry-the-most-oblivious-man-alive-Allen: *in the middle of munching his 25th sushi roll* … What?    

We dont really know if queen eclipsa will be all super evil when she shows up though, like-

All we know about her myth is that she fell for a monster and ran away from mewni as a result

nothing about seging,destruction or massive or shows of power like say

and her description doesnt even explicitly state she used truly dark magic like oh say

the darkest spell we see from her chapter is a spying spell, which main goal is to spy, not affect the objects on the other side- that added detail is stars touch on the spell.

Heck im not even sure its purely her chapter, what with toffee getting power from it and some dark vortex thing apparently living in it

another fact about Eclipsa-

her rug is the first one you see walking into the room, alongside Moon the current queen and salaria, two queen’s who most likely are highly respected.  and she is a queen from LONG time ago, you wouldnt expect her to be the first queen you see, not unless she was highly respected and did something good for the mewni kingdom, probably left a heir to the throne before leaving with her love

and glosseric is as close to her as he was to queen shy apparently, or closer perhaps

look at the tapestry’s-

right next to her,and she looks at glosseric- probably for guidance and wisdom

Glosseric is in the backround as she carves a path through monsters, probably meaning they were less close and did not see eye to eye

same with moon and we know that her and glosseric have there issues

but eclipsa-

eclipsa has him right at her side, practically in her monster loves arms himself, smiling at the onlooker, obviously close- but not reliant upon him, thats what stands out

its like he was a equal at her side, as much as her monster lover was a equal

and thats why I think she will surprise us when she comes back, I honestly think she will come back as a positive force in stars life, which will help star see things in a new light

I don’t know quite enough about public health to speak about this at length but the fact that we’re all slowly building up a resistance to antibiotics seems like one of those climate change-like things that’s just slowly happening in the background of our everyday lives that eventually is going to be massively destructive

List of reasons why Cynder needs a hug.

1) She was kidnapped as a egg.

2) Is one of two survivors of the eggs because her kidnappers murdered all the eggs but hers.

3) She was brainwashed and forced to grow into an adult from birth by dark magic in order to be used as a weapon of war.

4) She was forced to cause massive death and destruction while brainwashed.

5) As pointed out in Eternal Night, she remembers all of the above and is ashamed for it. Meaning that Cynder was fully conscious and aware the whole time she was brainwashed and is unable to do anything about it.

6) After being freed and rescued, she is so ashamed of her crimes (which is not her fault) that she leaves the temple out of guilt (not helped by Sprax).

7) Gets captured twice, the second time by the people who was reasonable for her hellish life.

8) Misses three years of her life (because of the crystal putting her, Spyro and Sprax to sleep) to avoid dying and wakes up imprisoned AGAIN.

9) Her movement is limited due to an unbreakable chain that is connected to Spyro (which also limits his movements as well). (This blow is lightened due to her and Spyro making good use of the chain, but still).

10) Wakes up in a hellish world ruled by her former master.

11) Apart from the Dragons and Hunter, almost everyone blames her for her (unwilling) crimes and never lets her live it down.

12) Loses Ignitus, one of the few people who cares about her.

13) Is brainwashed again due to a mixture of mind games and dark magic by her former master (but quickly freed).

14) Almost dies.

Thank goodness she got her happy ending because the poor girl deserved it.

P.S. If there are more reasons that I somehow forget, feel free to add!

Emperor Titans are immense, mobile fortresses, mounting veritable arsenals of weaponry, protected by void shield generators and armour so thick an Emperor Titan would not be out of place on a planetary defence installation. Emperor Titans are among the largest mobile battle units that can be deployed on a planet’s surface. It forms a vital role, employed against the most formidable and overtly powerful enemies, providing massive, destructive and directed power. Emperor Titans employ the same technologies as other Titans but on a massive scale, relying on huge plasma reactors to supply their colossal requirements.

The most noteworthy feature of an Emperor is the fortified castle-like structure which occupies the entire upper half, sporting ornate features like spired towers and stained glass viewing portals. The building is heavily-armed, and more than capable of contributing to combat. Due to its prominent position, the Titan’s head is situated lower than normal on the body, almost at the same level as the arm weaponry.

Let There Be Light ( And It Was Good)

( Blind!Stiles for part of the story. Alpha/Omega verse. Mates. Wolves know. TW: death/harm to an animal. Not edited, but i’m sick of looking at it.)

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Humans have considered themselves the top of the food chain for, well, pretty much as long as they’ve been able to kill other living things with pointy objects. And while that’s a great idea and all, it’s never been particularly accurate. Because while, yes, humans had the ability to create weapons—terrible, massively destructive weapons—humans were too weak to physically become weapons themselves.

Unlike the werewolves.

The werewolves, who held the key to human evolution in their claws, and who were the ones who made it possible for these weak, mortal creatures to even make pointy objects. Because without the werewolves, humanity would be left weak, helpless, and blind.

Or so they liked you to believe.
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The best thing about being the son of the sheriff were the resources. That, and the fact that Stiles was lucky enough to have the kind of dad that—while he could be kind of strict, yes—actually understood him in a way that a lot of other people couldn’t or wouldn’t.

Just because every human parent had to go through the same thing, raising a blind child in a world of pointless rules and prohibitions, didn’t mean they were understanding or compassionate people. Even with every household modeled to accommodate the blind, they didn’t didn’t seem to understand. And thus, the kids grew up with each choice pre-made for them, every second of their future planned right up until they met their Mate. Because after that, you were under the wolf’s control, and all your big life choices got transferred right over to someone else bigger and ‘better’ than you. Unless you were lucky enough to be an rare Alpha human, then, at least, you were able to hold your ground as an equal. But your typical human wasn’t an Alpha, so the education system and the government made it their duty to prepare every child to be submissive to the 'Greater Race’.

Basically, you were taught to grovel.

Thankfully, he lived a very different life than your typical Unmated child. For one thing, he was one of the few blessed with a guide dog from an early age. A reject from the Police Dog academy for being 'too hyperactive’ and 'untrainable.’

Aka: Perfect.

But, okay, maybe naming him Floopy wasn’t such a good idea because people made that infuriating 'cute’ noise in the back of their throats when Stiles introduced him. He was five when they brought him home, the dog had floppy ears that Stiles used to play with for hours. Floopy was a highly logical name, thank you very much.

But that wasn’t all—no, he really did luck out with his dad, especially after his mom died. Because the sheriff understood that Stiles would never, ever settle in and let any of this 'Me Alpha, you pet human’ just happen to him. He fought the Unmated 'helpless’ image, he fought the hypocrisy, and he fought the Werewolf Propaganda every day, with every tool he could get his hands on.

“Stiles… not again.”

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Vaguely I wondered about the giant ring. Had I imagined it? It had seemed so real. Then a word flashed into my revived mind, echoing from the image I had just seen or imagined or conjured up from anoxia.

That single word connected intimately with the precious little the Domain had revealed to me: Death. Destruction. Massive power.

That word was Halo.

“Careless girl,” they call me.
“Don’t you know reckless fires create massive destruction?”

I do. I have read the poems of careless women
and have heard the stories of forest fires that were an accident.
I have known the pain of burns
and the scent of loss as it fills the air
like poisonous fumes that consume.

I have prided myself on being cautious,
but my emotions have caused me to burn bridges before.
It’s hard to say if I make these feelings or if they make me.

Either way, I love to burn recklessly.

—  “Careless Girls” | 15/52 | M.R.
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I was just rereading the manga, and these scenes stuck out to me because, not only are they back-to-back, they’re both non-offensive attacks of Saturn’s. Silence Wall is a protective barrier and Silence Glaive Surprise seems to produce a thick, disorienting mist (unlike in the anime, where it’s an extremely powerful attack; however, to be fair, the attack is pretty ambiguous in the manga so it’s possible it’s an offensive attack).

I really like this because it shows that the reborn Saturn is not the terrifying planet-destroyer she was before. The original Saturn had only one purpose, and that was to unleash destruction on planets that had run their course. The only attacks she could use were ones that would cause massive destruction at the cost of her own life. The reborn Saturn is a versatile Senshi who works well in a team and can use a variety of offensive and defensive moves.   

Note from the future

Hello world of worlds and all who occupy them,

I am writing to redirect attention as per the suggestions of the Avatar intelligence field of consciousness connected to my personality here. On the manifest level of human identity there are many difficult choices arriving in quite a short time. Many of these choices will take place at levels of unconscious awareness because each incarnate identity has different layers of activation/connection to higher intelligence fields.

I have witnessed a staggering number of future earth timeline scenarios which converge around the next 3 months of our incarnate earthly life. Many of these timelines have contained events of massive destruction or current frequency fence control systems being modified to generate even less opportunity for realization in those who do not detach from the false identity matrix generated by consciousness forms outside of our current dimension. Briefly consider the potential that your current life may not extend more than a few years. Realize how that adjusts what you do and how you’d do it and begin to extract yourself from identity overlays that distort the veracity of your inner life. Many Avatar embodied beings have attempted to redirect the end time programming and structural inserts that have been actively distorting the earth energy system and the beings upon it for a very long time.

This work has disengaged our collective path from a very high likelihood for a repeat extinction level clearing to a the potential to persevere and preserve much of our planet. This work has allowed me to hold the space for spiral activation rather than a consistent involvement in reactive spiritual warfare. At a species level we have been given both the space and energy to begin flash healing and spiritual consciousness regeneration, this space has existed from around 2008 to our current date however, the overall energy conditions will soon undergo rapid shifts due to the magnetic peak and correlated events. There are many factions and factors at work at multiple levels of energy identity commingled into a rather momentous time. Yet there is no reason for fear or excessive retaliatory movements of consciousness because the external world is an extension of our consciousness and regardless of the state that level of energy is in consciousness itself remains eternally alight with all that is good. There is a need to reassess where attention is focused and to strengthen the stabilization of inner peace while building an energetic understanding of your higher self connections. If it is your calling to create synthesis with these levels of identity practice advanced shielding techniques and begin to generate greater diameters and greater density to this practice because it extends your capacities in many ways.

Know that you are a luminous formless consciousness projecting into being, practice that belief and build yourself into the spiritual being you are. Consecrate yourself, make sacred your relationships with the world you co-exist with and walk forth in all your glory and will knowing that you are loved and supported internally eternally. Do not let ideas of economic environmental collapse, CERN, and FEMA camps and the like to disempower your choices and the direction or intensity of your intentions. Yet be aware that many elements that hold our societal structure are being challenged and may fail to hold for the good of the people which will cause some degree of rebuilding. Go within, I’ll meet you there and share a song and a prayer; let us make music and hold higher harmonies for people and planets to hear and feel, let our light ignite the greater flames greater lights and lives and minds connected to the upward lifting of energy within around and beyond the spine. We are ever and always One so smile and live on within the depths and heights of our gentle omnipotent identity.

mod wide here. this weekend on the 25th we’ll be having our first event.

get ready. be ready. prepare your anuses for massive destruction because it will be the best event you’ve ever event.

- mod wide

Amethyst: Hey, when was the last time we captured a corrupted gem?

Garnet: 25 episodes ago.

Pearl: That’s a lot.

Amethyst: Mmmm…

Pearl: Mmm…

Garnet:

Newscaster: Massive destruction in major cities all across the globe as mysterious beings attack civilians, latch onto buildings and melt or freeze infrastructure-