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About the Astrals

…and How Much (read: Little) They Could Really Do, And What They Gave To Do It

Okay, this started as me being pissy over all the “The Astrals are so cruel” “Bahamut is such an asshole” “It’s not fair that they made him do this they could’ve just fixed it themselves” kinds of posts. And then debating with that. And then realizing how long this was getting, and so here we are, it gets its own post.

It’s formatted a bit awkwardly and I am entirely too lazy to make this a pretty post so I’m sorry for my rambling.

And now here’s the stuff~


-Gods tend to have some rules to follow about levels of interference and also the amount of responsibility that the people have to see to their own survival and such. (i.e. the Gods give Humanity the tools but humans gotta do the work)

-There’s also the fact that the Starscourge came from Outer Space and thus could have been outside of their ability to affect, since it wasn’t of Eos.

The second one explains itself I think, so it’s only the first I’ll expand on.

Out of the Astrals, this is what we have to work with us against the Starscourge:

1. Ifrit, the Betrayer. He’s dead and he wouldn’t help anyways since he caused it.

2. Bahamut. Gifted the Oracle with the Trident and magic to cleanse the Starscourge. Gifted the Kings of Lucis with the Crystal, the Ring, and his very own magic, all tools to be used to see to the ending of the Starscourge. He then seems to disappear from Eos (?) and is seen only in the Crystal and then outside of it again only after bonding with Noct, indicating he was within the Crystal the entire time, and unable to do anything outside of it.

3. Titan. He is a little bit trapped under the meteor unfortunately, and it seems only his death is able to clear out the meteor itself and free him, as seen when Noct (and the Empire…) defeats him. So the fact that he’s trapped under the meteor for ~2000 and unable to ever free himself or be freed by the others is probably the most powerful proof of the Astrals’ inability to deal with the Starscourge on their own.

4. Ramuh. …..I hate that we know nothing about Ramuh tbh lol he’s a dead spot. Could be alive, could be dead, could be recently dead, could be 30 years dead, could be thousands of years dead. Who knows, maybe he died way back, maybe Ifrit killed him, or maybe he was just on an intergalactic roadtrip for the last 2000+ years. We don’t know, anything’s possible~! He might like humans, he might hate them, he might not give a crap lol

5. Shiva. She certainly appears to have a fondness for humans. It’s interesting that the Cosmogony supposedly tells of the 24 Messengers, meaning that Gentiana is truly a Messenger or else they would have known she wasn’t who she said she was immediately. So, is Gentiana always Shiva, or did she take her form? (…did someone translate her blurb from the Ultimania guide? does it clear any of this up? the JP is way too complicated for me x_x)

6. Leviathan. Not particularly kindhearted towards humans. Doesn’t necessarily want them all dead the same way Ifrit does, but has no attachment to them and would not likely directly help the other Astrals in removing the Starscourge. She would demand humanity work for and earn her help, so if the other 2~3 were unable to remove the Starscourge with just their power but could have with hers, then that’s just too bad so sad, time for plan B I guess.


So!! Before the crystal and oracles and everything, there were at best 3 Astrals who could deal with the Starscourge, since Leviathan hates humanity, Titan was trapped, and then of course Ifrit was never on this list.

The fact that Titan was trapped by the meteor and they all apparently could do nothing to help him out shows us that they probably didn’t have the power to take care of the Starscourge by themselves anyways.

I believe it was said somewhere that the Crystal was part of the stuff that came from outer space???? I cannot remember and I might be mixing my series’ lores, but I’m mentioning it in case it rings a bell to anyone and if there’s a source if I did remember that right. (ETA: I’m mixing up my lore on this one, disregard lol)


Now on to how the Astrals DID help us~!

There’s a finite number of these Astrals. There’s the Six. That’s it, they’re all we got. But humans…! We propagate our species, but we have relatively short lifespans and a very small amount of magical/life energy in comparison with the Astrals.

So Bahamut gave his weapon, his trident to the Humans, managed a way to give them a magic to purify the Starscourge from each other, and a way to provide protections for settlements, so that they could survive.

And then he gave his magic to humanity, and he gave humanity this crystal which could be used to help protect them, and which would gather the power to eradicate the Starscourge from Eos.

The Omen trailer tells us about the power gathering part, in its way. The Crystal tells Regis that it has seen many deaths but only needs one more, then it can rest. That’s the indication. It’s finally at the point to move on to the next step, but it still needs Noct’s death to see it done.

The point here is that the sacrifices were never personal. People say the Astrals toyed with the humans, but they never once did. Well, not in regards to stuff done to get rid of the Starscourge. I don’t know what they were like back in the days when they seemed to interact with humanity a lot more. (Am I the only one who got that impression? That the Astrals were a lot more active in the lives of humans, until the Astral War?)


And now we get to what did the Astrals sacrifice for humanity - Since they asked that lives be sacrificed to power this, it’s only right that they sacrificed, too, right?

Well, let’s not forget how every single Astral dies for Noct lol

I think this got missed by a lot of people, but yes, the Astrals did die.

Well, I can confirm Shiva, Titan, and Leviathan.

-I assume Bahamut died in giving his power and going into the Crystal, based on some other bits I’ll get to in a moment.

-Ramuh, as I said above, we know nothing about, but him being dead in some way is likely because of what happens with the other three.

-Shiva died 11 years prior. Gigant Shiva (?) was rose up, attacked, and was ultimately defeated by the Empire a year after Tenebrae’s occupation. (I like to think Genti was pissed on Luna’s behalf, but that’s not relevant)

-Noct, the Chocobros, and the Empire do kill Titan at the Disc of Cauthess. The energy released from his death destroys the meteor.

-Leviathan is killed in Altissia and it’s when she dies and her water vortex collapses into a tidal wave that Luna summons Titan to create a breakwater to protect the rest of the city from being destroyed.

(there are news headlines and radio news clips about these things so the proof on most of them is right in the game for you to find~)

Now to why I assume Bahamut and Ramuh are also dead, considering everyone else - That seems to be part of the price of giving their power to humans.

And that’s also why they require such a heavy price from humans.

But each of them are able to be summoned after giving their favor to Noct, so they clearly all have some ability in their deaths. But it doesn’t seem as though they have full ability, y’know? They aren’t really alive anymore, they’re just their soul and no longer their body? I’m not really sure how to describe, just that they are very clearly less than they were before in order to aid humans.

So they sacrificed every bit as much as they asked be sacrificed.

They only made humanity pay the price that was necessary to get the job done.

They needed humanity’s help to overcome the Starscourge. And they didn’t ask for an ounce more than they needed.

another day, another gg revival lament!

not a day goes by where i do not wish that instead of all that “berta speaks a nonsense language that nobody can understand, ha ha ha, funny racism!” crap, berta would have spoken spanish, and throughout the revival, we could have seen emily gradually start learning spanish to communicate with her and her family. (emily + duolingo = yay.)

it would have been a really striking callback to the time when she was so horrified that rory was speaking spanish with the maid in season 6, would show some growth for emily, would not make a mockery of berta, etc.

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This is how you remind me
Of what I really am
This is how you remind me
Of what I really am

It’s not like you to say sorry
I was waiting on a different story
This time I’m mistaken
For handing you
A heart worth breaking
And I’ve been wrong
I’ve been down
Into the bottom of every bottle
These five words in my head
Scream
Are we having fun yet?
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Basically the only nickelback song that makes me tear up.

You could set fire to all the stars that have been extinct for an eternity.
—  Melwowz
I can't believe it took me so long to realise how bad of a program Hello Counselor is.

It didn’t really occur to me before, but after watching Jimin and Jin’s Hello Counselor episode and scrolling through comments, I saw the flaw in a variety show like this. You want to entertain people by giving “advice” to those people who actually needed a professional counselor to help with their problems? “Advice” and “variety” don’t go well together.

Have you seen how the girl in the second concern flinched when his dad touched her? Have you heard how abusive he can be? And yet the mcs were making light jokes when they should have been helping to persuade the father. I’ve heard that these situations are the same for other episodes as well. The mcs are trying to make the topic light and not go too in depth, though this is not the case for every concern but it is evident when it comes to serious issues like abusive family or self harm.

The worst thing is? They give out a prize for the person with the MOST PROBLEMATIC ISSUE. I mean, what? I get what they’re trying to do — they try help the problem and keep check whether there is progress in these situations. But we have to understand that certain people muster the courage to come on that show and speak of their personal problems to a whole audience, and even celebrities. It must be difficult for them, yet the mcs or the host aren’t taking it all too seriously. I hope that they can get a professional therapist to deal with stuff like these, and not only have unprofessional “comedians” to run the show.

In all, I appreciate the producers for creating a program that reaches out to people with problems. I’m sure there are people who went on the show and benefited from it. However the hosts and producers have to be more professional while handling important issues, probably even get an actual counsellor.

Can we talk about that MLB cf???
Cause thAT SHIT GOT ME SHOOK AF
THIS CONCEPT LOOK SO GOOD ON THEM!

I CANT TO SEE MORE

JEONGYEON AND JIHYO SLAYED MY GAY ASS!

(And also tzUYU AND SANA WAS SO RUDE I DED)

ksjknj  asked:

it's 8:49 nd i'm dying at uni but i'm thinking about joon being cute also about bea's face when she was talking about him and at one point thought about all force one and her expression changed to one of complete admiration

ppffFFFFFFFF EVEN IF YOU’D HIT THAT ANON OPTION AND LET MY EFFING NAME OUT OF IT IT’D BE CRYSTAL CLEAR WHO IT IS hello my sweetest dude my bromeo i hope you’ll be able to power-nap in between classes or properly later and that guk follows you into your dreams and next time i won’t stop gushing abt his bunny teeth for 15mins (also we do not talk abt my facial pudding when it comes to kim namjoon or bts in general or YOU /pokes cheek)

have a good one slay them with your grin reaper looks anja!!!!!!

that’s me laughing abt bashful you bC I TOLD YOU TO SLEEP

this is me ripping the ninth cup of coffee from your trembling fINGERS STOP

this is me pretending to know what a healthy sleep schedule is and telling u abt it my dude 

and this is my attempt to bring you home when you pASS OUT BC OF NO SLEEP

this is me smashing myself on top of you bc i haven’t slept either hAH

but srsly rest lots when you’re back home look you’re chim i’m taeguk and next time you better listen to good ol’ bea’s shark bedtime stories and go to bed my love >:^(

Anonymously (or nah) tell me what time it is there and what you’re thinking about.

for all the weird references in botw at least they somewhat confirmed its in the child timeline after twilight princess. dont know HOW we got there (cuz frankly i cant remember which games follow twilight princess omgg) and apparently theres…. well, in general continuity is thrown out the window in its entirety save for in name only, but thats fine. the dueling sides of me are saying “continuity is important” and “let zelda do away with old conventions” and its the latter that makes botw a good game, but the former matters to me as someone whos been tracking this shit for years.

to continue that original thought, the references that ARE there (and the absence of ones that should be there) in botw make very little sense. the fact that the rito, zora and gerudo are there when the rito have only been in one game (and in a separate timeline which didnt have gerudo or zora) and the previous game in the child timeline only had zora iiiiis weird. the fact that theres no mention of ganondorf is weird. and of course i hate the goddess hylia retconning going on… and, in addition, i cant think of any landmarks from previous games that made it into this one? as i said before you have the frantic naming references, and of course mainstays like death mountain, castle town, kakariko, etc - but no like. real unique landmarks. the physical continuity isnt there and its… not a bad thing, again because of the throwing away of old conventions (and also im not finished playing yet so maybe theres more to it than i know now) But this chupacabra really gets my fan goat. u feel me