mortality interactions

On the Fae

Okay, so I’ve noticed a lot of misinformation and misunderstandings about the Fae.  What they are, what the Courts are, etc.  I’m writing this out to provide some guidance based on my experience with them.

So, to start, I’ll give you my definition of what makes a Fae, well… Fae.  So to me the Fae are defined as a non-human entity with human cunning that has never been human, but was not created with the purpose of serving a god (Otherkin are a whole other beast, which I don’t want to discuss in this post). Pretty general, no?  That’s on purpose, and though it isn’t perfect, it’s the best definition I’ve come up with to date.  It excludes things like vampires, which I would never consider Fae.  However, it troublingly includes werecreatures, which with some exceptions I don’t consider Fae.  

In my experience, Fae can include things like the Yōkai in Japanese mythology. This is based on meeting the definition stated above.  However, this does not give me or any other person license to interact with beings that belong to closed cultures.  Just because it meets the definition, does not mean people should run willy-nilly about, interacting or interfering with beings that generally tend to not wish to interact with those who are not a part of their culture.

Courts and Manners

Moving on to the Courts. Firstly, there are more than the Seelie and Unseelie Courts.  There are Winter and Summer, Night and Day Courts, as well as numerous others.  I’m sure you’ve noticed a trend.  The Fae like to set themselves as opposites, and they tend to be quite territorial.  I have noticed that the Fae tend not to only have one version of the Courts.  There are small Courts scattered across territory, much like how human history had scattered kingdoms all through history.  However, I should add that speaking about the Courts only includes trooping Fae.  There are solitary Fae as well.  

Good and evil.  I’ve seen this one a lot on Tumblr, especially in regards to Seelie and Unseelie Fae.  Unseelie are not evil.  Seelie are not good. Morality is a bit of a grey zone among the Fae, and you must remember just because they do not have the same moral code as you, that does not make them evil.  Interacting with any spirit under the assumption that they are going to be ‘good’ or ‘evil’ is extremely dangerous.  The Courts tend to attract Fae of certain temperaments and behaviours.

Now, let’s talk about species and appearances.  I’ve found it’s a pretty common misconception that the Court Fae, and Fae in general are tiny creatures no bigger than the palm of your hand.  This is definitely not the case.  Court Fae can vary in size from the size of my thumb to giant creatures. Usually these extremes in sizes tend not to be the rulers of the Court, but they do tend to be things like Knights. Most rulers of Courts that I’ve encountered tend to be approximately human size.  However, this does not mean they look human.  And I’m not saying ‘oh, they’re unearthly and beautiful.’  I’ve seen Fae that vary greatly; from the stunningly beautiful, to the strange, to the grotesque, to monstrous.  They’re incredibly varied creatures, and though they fall under an umbrella term I think it would be a mistake to assume they’re homogenous.

Values

Because I mostly see questions regarding Unseelie and Seelie Court Fae, below is what I’ve seen in regards to what they value:

Unseelie tend to value bloodsport, sacrifice, chaos, and the like.  Generally, they tend to be more welcoming of outsiders.  I should add that Unseelie tends to refer to the fact that they dwell under the hills.  

Seelie tend towards a rigid sense of honor and dishonor, superiority to humanity, and have a strong sense of justice.  They are less welcoming of outsiders.  They spend most of their time above ground.

It should be noted that both of these Courts have participated in Tithes, where a mortal is sacrificed to appease those more powerful than the Fae.  

Offerings and Bargains

Speaking of which, let’s discuss offerings and what working with them is like.  There’s a lot of things you can do to attract Fae. I recommend you tread carefully, especially if you are working in places like North America and are contacting European Fae or the like.  Not that you cannot work with them, but you need to have a basic understanding of the land.  In fact, I would say this goes for anywhere that experienced aggressive colonization. Make sure you make offerings or do things to appease the local spirits that have been there first.  Try planting native things to your area, or offering them local foods. They can turn on you if you create an influx of invaders, and create extra chaos in your life.  The Fae can be pretty open to interacting with mortals, but they’re very keen on bargaining. Be very specific on what you want out of a relationship and deal, and don’t immediately accept any offer they provide, otherwise you may end up getting the short end of the stick.  They tend to expect you to work hard to please them, but they will always keep up their end of a deal.  I also recommend erring on the side of extreme politeness, as no one wants to have an angry Faerie lurking around their house creating chaos.  As for offerings and such, I would look to whatever was typically offered to them in the past, or to simply ask them once you’ve struck a bargain.  As spiritual partners and companions, they can be extremely demanding, and want you to work hard and quickly.  When you first begin working with them, they will treat it like a business transaction. Overtime, as they get to know you, they may choose to befriend you, and you will develop a relationship over time. Be patient, and remember although they aren’t human, you have to earn friendship the same way you would with a person.

Imagined character intros for MKX: Part 2

Johnny Cage: Are you getting angry?
Kotal Kahn: Is it not obvious?
Johnny Cage: Thought you would turn green or something …


Jax Briggs: I heard Top Gear wants you on their show.
Johnny Cage: As a presenter, right?
Jax Briggs: As the Stig - the silent role.


Kung Lao: What are you doing here, Johnny Cage?
Johnny Cage: All work and no play makes Johnny a dull boy.
Kung Lao: Fighting with me will make you a dead boy.


Cassie Cage: Can Jacqui come out and play?
Jax Briggs: She’s got prior commitments.
Cassie Cage: No sweat, you’ll do instead.


Johnny Cage: You remind me of a song.
Mileena: Enlighten me before I end you.
Johnny Cage: The theme from “Jaws”.


Takeda: Did Jacqui say anything about me?
Cassie Cage: Why bother asking when you could’ve read my mind?
Takeda: There’s not enough for me to work with.


Kung Jin: Hey, Tacky.
Takeda: You did not just insult my style.
Kung Jin: Didn’t think you had any style.


Jacqui: Hey, Soul Sister.
Ermac: Do you mock us, child?
Jacqui: Surely you’re packing at least one female soul?


Johnny Cage: What’s the gist, Legolas?
Kung Jin: You’re in my way, Mr Cage.
Johnny Cage: YOU SHALL NOT PASS.

Children of The Gods Ch.1 - Demigod AU [Jason Todd x Reader]

A/n: Here it is! The first chapter to my new series! I really am looking forward to what his series has to offer because I love Greek Mythology! I really hope you all like this and I appreciate any feedback you guys have! Love you all! Enjoy <33

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Greek Gods. Stories of myth and legend. Almighty, immortal beings that serve as judges to the world as we know it. Could begin and start a life at the snap of a finger. Because of their immense power they try and keep from interactions with mortal humans. Yes they try, but what happens when they do not succeed? What happens if one grows affectionate with a human? What happens if they have children?

Questions all too known to humans who believe in these Gods and Goddesses. But questions all too answered for their offspring. Demigods inhabit this Earth, part God part human, half bloods. Relics to some and freaks to others.

Wandering prey if they’re unaware of their heritage, prey to those who despise the Gods and the reign they have had for eons. Unable to get to the Gods themselves, these villains target the offspring. The mortal offspring.

That is why the creation of the ‘Camp of the Gods’ was created. A safe place for demigods and goddesses. A place for them to grow, to accept their abilities and heritage.

The camp is hidden, tucked away in a forest away from civilization. The only people who know about it are the League and demigods and goddesses who have trained there. The League is a group of trained demigods and goddesses who save endangered half bloods. They bring them to the camp before villains can harm them. This is where demigods learn to harness and control their abilities.

It’s where you live. You’ve been at the camp since you were 12. Having lost her to one of those monsters, you were left on your own. In your mother’s final moments she told you who you are. Who your father is. Saying you must find a case hidden within your home and run away. That’s when the hunting began. However the League came to your rescue.

When they saved you, you were brought back to the camp. Where your father claimed you during the claiming ceremony. A claim that stunned every member of the league and every demigod in the camp.

You are the Princess to the Gods, the Daughter of Zeus.

As of today, you have become one of the strongest demigods, strong enough to become a part of the league. However, you had different intentions. The camp had become your home, the only home you’ve known for 7 years. Leading to your decision to stay and protect it in case any harm were to come to its defenses. Having both training from being on your own and training from the camp, there was no one better suited.

The camp is safe. It’s where untrained demigods and goddesses belong.

…However. Not everyone believes that.

Jason was not entirely fond of Bruce making him move to this camp. Him and the Outlaws could handle themselves, the last advice he took from Bruce led to proving Jason’s mortality. It was through the power of his mother, Athena, that brought him back. After that he vowed to take care of himself from then on.

Though, on their last mission to take down a villain target, there was a mishap that almost led to them and the half blood they were saving losing their lives, putting a target on their backs in the process. After that close call, the League demanded they all move to the camp. Where they would be safe and things could calm down. Villains often would draw targets but forget about them within a good few months. Finding new prey to stalk.

Kori and Roy were rather excited to be coming to the camp. They always wanted to know more about their immortal parents and even form some sort of relationship with them.

They eagerly stood outside the magic barrier that camouflages the camp. Jason standing there annoyed with his arms crossed. Bruce came up next to the three, “Are you ready?” Kori and Roy grinned while Jason simply huffed before Bruce led the way. They were in awe as the camp revealed itself once passing the barrier.

They approached the gate, being greeted by the sound of metal clanging and bows strings stretching, the yelling and talking of half bloods. Jason winced at the sight, this is NOT what he wanted. “Welcome to the Camp of the Gods” Bruce observed the three.

He watched as their eyes scanned over the place. His falling on three members coming their way. Noticing Dick, the first demigod he saved. “New Recruits, and Bruce what a surprise.” Dick greeted cheerily. Jason’s scowl only grew, great now he has to deal with the golden boy too? Dick’s eyes fell on Jason, “Jason, I see you’re finally joining the camp.”

“Yeah, well, not of my own volition” he bit back. However, Dick is used to Jason’s short temper, he knows Jason’s reluctance will pass with time.

“Anyway, who have you brought with you?” His attention turned to the two others. “I’m Roy and this is Kori.” Roy introduced the both of them. “A pleasure to meet you both. I’m Richard, or Dick as I prefer. Son of Apollo.”

Next the redhead beside him spoke up, “I’m Wally, Son of Hermes” pointing to himself.

The last one to speak was the girl on the other side of them both, “I’m M’gann, Daughter of Persephone. We’re kind of your welcoming committee. We will be showing you the camp and answering any questions you might have.” She smiled kindly at the three.

“I will leave you three in their hands. I have to get back to work.” Bruce said before turning and exiting the camp.

“If you three will follow us we can start the tour of the camp” M’gann smiled while gesturing for them to follow. Roy, Kori, and Jason did so, listening to the information they were being given. Being shown the dining hall, cabins, stables, camp borders, armory, and finally the training grounds.

When approaching the training grounds they noticed a group formed and the sound of swords clashing. Coming upon the scene they saw two people sparring. Continuously lunging and blocking the other’s attacks. It was graceful, like a sort of forbidden dance. Both swordsmen, or swordsman and swords-woman, were highly skilled. Proving how fighting is an art form, not brute strength.

Jason especially noticed the abilities and gracefulness of the demigoddess. He was infatuated by the way you moved; tactically yet instinctively. Noticing how you could see three moves ahead of your opponent. [H/c] hair tied back as your [e/c] stayed locked on your opponent, gaze never faltering for a second. The opponent a taller, tan, male with blonde hair and green eyes. He looked strong and moved just as tactically but it didn’t look as though it came as naturally for him.

“Who is that?” Jason asked looking over at Dick, catching the attention of the others. “The man is Kaldur’ahm, Son of Poseidon. Prince of the Sea some have come to call him. He’s one of the strongest warriors in this camp. The woman, [F/n] [L/n], Daughter of Zeus. Princess of the Gods. The strongest demigoddess and warrior in the camp. Both highly skilled and highly fatal.” Dick explained, eyes not leaving the match. Jason nodded before directing his attention back to the fight.

Before Jason could analyze their movements any further, it all came to an abrupt halt. You had a boot on Kaldur’ahm’s chest, sword pulled up over your shoulder in a striking position. Both panting before a grin broke out on your lips. “I win” you muttered before pulling back offering a hand to him. “Still the most skilled warrior in the camp.” He stated calmly.

“That was amazing!” one of the younger demigods smiled, who stood just in front of the newcomers. Your eyes fell on them all. “So you’re the new recruits” calling to them. Waving them over, “Front and center” tapping the ground with your sword. The three came and stood where you tapped. Swinging the sword to rest it on your shoulder while turning to look at them. Standing there you looked them over, getting a feel for their physical type.

“Well as the formal protector of this camp, Welcome. As I’m sure M’gann, Dick, and Wally told you I’m [F/n] [L/n] and this is Kaldur’ahm. We both are here if you have any questions on your abilities or the camp itself. However from what Bruce and the rest of the League told me, you all have quite a handle on your abilities, and outside experience. So I ask you to behave yourselves and act as role models for the younger demigods and goddesses here because they WILL look up to you. As long as you all follow the rules and keep that in mind, we’re more than happy to have you here. And one last thing, this is a home. We are all family here, please, treat it as such.” Looking over the three, you saw the eagerness in two but the third was wearing an aura of skepticism.

You walked over to Jason, “Trust me this place isn’t as you feel it is. Give it a chance, give us a chance before you cast your verdict. What I’m saying is lighten up, relax, learn. We might surprise you.” laughing while placing the sword hilt in his hands. Backing away you looked at them all, “As much as I’d like to stay, I have other things to attend to. I will see you all at the claiming ceremony.” Announcing before smiling at them all and nodding before making your leave.

“Claiming ceremony?” Kori asked looking at their three tour guides. Wally was the first to speak up. “It’s where your parent will claim you as their child, proving your heritage as a demigod and who your parent is. Then the camp will act and train you accordingly.” he explained. Them all nodding in understanding.

“Anyway there is a lot more camp to show you and people for you to meet before the ceremony. Let’s continue” Dick smiled before M’gann nodded and began to lead the way once more.

Though Jason was distracted by the words you spoke to him while analyzing the sword in his hands. The words ringing in his head ‘What I’m saying is lighten up, relax, learn. We might surprise you.’ How could he relax? Half of him kept reminding how he’s in a strange, unknown place, surrounded by other demigods. Though the other side of him wanted to train and take the chance to do as told. To trust.

[2]

Syaoran.

Syaoran.

I was giving you credit two posts ago. Please don’t make me regret that.

You have made this EXACT observation two chapters ago.

I CAN LINK YOU THERE SYAORAN DON’T THINK I WON’T DO IT.

*lies down*

*gives up*

Pairings when reading the books:

✔️ Clace
✔️ Malec
✔️ Sizzy

Pairings when watching the show:

✔️ Clace
✔️ Sizzy
✔️ Malec
✔️ Jalec
✔️ Climon
✔️ Salec
✔️ Melizzy
✔️ Clizzy
✔️ Jimon
✔️ Clalec (brotp)
✔️ Saphael
✔️ Clagnus
✔️ Lucelyn
✔️ Mizzy
✔️ Lightwell (brotp)
✔️ Lydiasbelle
✔️ Max + Fire

Looking at my intros lists and I realise I forgot the most important character ...

Blanche: Mr Scorpion.
Scorpion: Step aside, woman.
Blanche: So you won’t help little ol’ me GET OVER THERE across the street?


Blanche: You’ll catch your death of cold dressed like that.
Erron Black: Ma’am, I’m as warm as the Outworld sun.
Blanche (cracks neck): You don’t look as bright as one.


Blanche: You poor dear, so thin and wasting away!
Ermac: We are stronger than we look, senior citizen.
Blanche: NEVER QUESTION MY INTUITION, SONNY.


Blanche: Are you lost, sweetheart?
Jacqui Briggs: I’m doing just fine, creepy lady.
Blanche: You still look young enough to get a good whooping.


Blanche: What a handsome little face you have!
Takeda: Thanks … I think …?
Blanche: I CAN JUST EAT IT UP.


Blanche: Emperor, about my pension scheme -
Kotal Kahn: I do not have time for meager matters.
Blanche: When someone interrupts, tongues are going to get cut.


Blanche: Got something to say, sonny?
Johnny Cage: I always preferred Rose from The Golden Girls.
Blanche: She sounds like a dumb chicken like you.

BLANCHE-TALITY.

concept : amaterasu having a champion — a mortal champion. chosen because of their pure heart & good intentions, beloved by the sun & cherished by the kami. receiving special blessings so that they may carry out the great goddess’ will to purge the world of decay, acting in her stead.

Quick headcanons about demons.

When not interacting with mortals (who they adjust their behavior for a lot depending on how they are trying to manipulate) demons are almost never animistic. They have other, much more bazaar ways of posturing at each other that don’t generally involve looking larger or having more sharp bits because those things really don’t matter when beings of pure energy fight. The exception to this is Alcor, because he originated from an animal and at his core still has those instinctual feelings about what should be scary, so will hiss and claw and generally posture like a cat when threatened.

Other demons find this unnerving as hell because that is how you interact with mortals, being far far beneath them, and it really makes it seem like he doesn’t take any threat seriously and is just treating everything like some strange game.

It takes Dipper over a century before he consciously realizes this. 

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*Sigh* We can only dream that intros like these could have made the MKX cut, right?

anonymous asked:

the Gentry are both fascinated by and wary of the Poets. They appreciate the beauty of the art and of course any creative skill is a liability for being taken... but these writers, these silver tongued, fleet-minded mortals who can take ideas and images and mold language like clay until the intangible becomes something more real, who convey clear meaning and yet never reveal accidentally what is best kept hidden... they speak and think too much like the Gentry for comfort. (1/2)

creative talent is likely to get you whisked off to the land under the Hill, but Poets are never taken. Gentry are cautious of Poets- They are intrigued by their talent but They do not like the idea of mortals who could match Their way with words, and They do not want to interact with mortals who can spin traps into speech just as well as They can and risk tangling human and Other affairs. other majors beg Poets for help making Deals, but no matter how lucrative the offer they won’t accept (2/2)            

mrtitanic  asked:

I noticed in Amonkhet that the gods appear in several artworks interacting with mortals. I really enjoyed seeing this as my favorite cards are the ones that depict the gods - hopefully we will see more of this in Return to Theros as Dictate of Heliod and Thassa's Ire are some of my favorite cards for this reason.

Note that one of the biggest difference between the Amonkhet and Theros Gods is that the Amonkhet Gods regularly interact with the people while the Theros Gods do not.

When an EB/KJ MKX Intro goes wrong ...

Erron Black: Take a seat, Junior.
Kung Jin: So that you can give me a lap-dance?

Everyone in the MKX universe:

eflizabeth  asked:

how about some god interacting with mortals prompts? (please)

“This! This is my favourite follower- Look at them they are adorable-” -Person A showing B off to another diety up in the clouds.

There are lots of God’s and they all have their own little dimension, ours is the wine mom and no other God takes them seriously, but this new invention homo sapiens have made, what’s it called? Alchohol, seems to be taking hold and now they want to see all kinds of inventions and so summon up the mini homo sapiens with the technology and free will.

Person A is a ‘minor God’, God of languages. Person B who is a  multilingual, is very confused as to how A keeps slipping into different tongue and has a tendency to say sayings from all kinds of different languages.

Language God who when drunk slips into all kinds of different languages.

Language  God who when visiting foreign countries literally always responds to questions in the main language of the country. Only to realise this person is not speaking the main language.

“As the God of bees I’d like to thank you all for your service to the bee community-”

Emotional storm God’s are a bad thing; especially when your out in a storm and now theres a forest fire.

Plants grow faster whenever person A in a 2 foot proximity. B, a florist, has noticed this and is now quizzing them on it.

Drunk God of pain/suffering getting drunk and ranting to bartender B who is very concerned.

I am a God and I found you lost in the woods, wow your attractive.

Therapy for Gods: Person A noticing how whenever B, secretly a God of rain, gets emotional during sessions it will begin to pour with rain.

I  hearby bless this Dog with eternal happiness.

Animal deities having animal traits of some kind, A being a God of goats and having horns which they keep trimmed and wearing their hair either in a natural fro or wearing a hat, but then losing their hat/squashing their hair.

Hubris

Originally posted by agentmlovestacos

Hubris is a word that polytheists on here like to throw around and unsurprisingly, it’s another term that people really don’t seem to know what it means or how it was used historically. So for those who are historical research-inclined like myself, I decided to go investigate after my friend read me a quote that indicated that the historical usage of “hubris” was very different from how it’s conceived of now:

Although there is a widespread impression that hybris is primarily a religious term (denoting the pride which makes a mortal forget his place in the order of things), the word is most often used of dealings between human beings. It generally describes behaviour which is uncontrolled and which presupposes a desire to humiliate or at least a contempt for the rights and prestige of others. - Trials From Classical Greece by Christopher Carey (pg 94)

Intrigued, I went further and searched an online database of books my college has access to and notably almost every single book that mentioned hubris referred to it as types of actions between humans, not humans and the divine. And even the few times it did refer to situations between mortals and gods, the interactions were far from the usual petty slights that people shout hubris over on here. And since I have too much time on my hands, I decided to compile the information, so here’s what I’ve found.

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