no really it's not a lake

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First batch of pictures from this weekend!!! @tokenqueerkid and I did a little mini-shoot of Dirk and Jake from @callmearcturus‘s awesome fic twycc! The lake was very photogenic for us and I am eternally thankful that the weather held up. Shoutout to @nootnootcosplay for taking the pictures, and also to felicia for drawing the awesome tattoos.

Please on click these to see them in HIGH-QUALITY and to see my witty captions.

Places where reality is a bit altered:

• any target
• churches in texas
• abandoned 7/11’s
• your bedroom at 5 am
• hospitals at midnight
• warehouses that smell like dust
• lighthouses with lights that don’t work anymore
• empty parking lots
• ponds and lakes in suburban neighborhoods
• rooftops in the early morning
• inside a dark cabinet

• playgrounds at night
• rest stops on highways
• deep in the mountains

• early in the morning wherever it’s just snowed
• trails by the highway just out of earshot of traffic
• schools during breaks
• those little beaches right next to ferry docks
• bowling alleys

• unfamiliar McDonalds’s on long road trips
• your friends living room once everybody but you is asleep
• laundromats at midnight

• galeries in art museums that are empty except for you
• the lighting section of home depot
• stairwells
• hospital waiting rooms
• airports from midnight to 7am
• bathrooms in small concert venues

• cemeteries
• abandoned penitentiaries
• hilltops at night in full moonlight
• most of Japan
• empty barns
• marshes
• really anywhere quiet at midnight, the air vibrates
• old stones and henge
• the ocean when it’s still quiet with fog over it
• train tracks that go through the middle of the woods
• bridges
• ancient places
• stands of old growth forest
• the Eastern Sierras/high desert

• rabbit paths off hiking tails
• trails between the main ski hills
• winter twilight
• back allies between houses
• logging roads
• dirt roads on fall evenings with leaves falling off the trees
• libraries before closing
• anyplace where it’s snowing before sunrise
• the woods during a rainstorm

• roads covered with snow with trees on the sideways while snowflakes are falling out of the sky
• train stations after 10 PM
• outside, right before a massive storm
• the woods just after twilight
• the beach in winter
• the bottom of swimming pools
• empty beaches when its snowing

• back part of a library
• late night empty streets
• highways late at night
• windy roads
• windy roads at night when you can only see the immediate road
• abandoned parking lots (office buildings, homes)
• anywhere immediately after a really bad fight
• little towns late at night when no ones awake and the only lights on are the street posts

• empty buses before sunrise/after sunset
• being the only one outside in the early morning when its almost dark and you feel alone on earth
• mountains with a big forest close to it
• being alone in a spot in ikea
• the lakeside anytime between 2 and 6 am
• firework shows when you’re sitting on the grass
• staring up at very tall buildings
• the tram at a big airport
• abandoned house by a lake

• being the only one downstairs on christmas  
• stepping outside in the early morning when it has just snowed
• when its dark and you see snowflakes falling down in the light of a lamppost on the lonely road
• that one clear spot in the forest with trees surrounding it
• a parked car in a snow/thunderstorm
• corn fields with the wind blowing over them
• malls when they’re about to close for the night
• woods at twilight/dawn
• being on a train after midnight
• theme parks at night

• winding back roads with rolling fog
• seeing “open” signs when its really foggy and cloudy
• being in a train that was crowded when you got in and now its quiet, looking at the seats knowing that there were people sitting there moments ago and now they’re gone
• hiking trails that have nobody on them
• being alone in an elevator for a few minutes
• looking down at the forest when you’re standing somewhere high and seeing the top of the trees with fog lingering over them
• the ferry about to take off in the middle of the night
• tree houses
• empty seats on the late night train
• 4-6 am on a winter morning

• the clouds/damp coming out of your mouth when its really cold in the morning
• stepping out on an unfamiliar metro/train stop
• greenhouses that have been left to grow alone
• cemeteries in the middle of fields
• biking/walking on the main road when its dark without cars
• swamps with fog
• hotel corridors in the middle of the night
• anywhere where you can hear a train whistle in the distance but you can’t see it or know just how far away it is
• foggy mornings in a meadow
• that flickering streetlight
• working offices at midnight

• abandoned amusement parks
• mirrors in an airplane bathroom
• being alone in a church
• empty hotel lobbies
• hearing trains off in the distance especially at night
• snow falling down in general
• being in a place thats supposed to have a lot of people but it doesn’t
• long, dark hallways
• the middle of a park when its snowing
• playgrounds at night
• work/school when you’re snowed in
• caves
• a field of power lines
• being in a forest where there are train tracks not knowing if the train may even ever approach
• bonfires

• being in a different room than everyone else at a party
• the woods on a night with a full moon
• empty stables
• empty metro stations that are usually crowded
• gas stations on long mountain roads
• the old part of a city when you’re the only one in the street
• stadiums when a game or concert is over
• entering a building with a really high ceiling
• moonlight, anywhere

• empty tennis or baseball courts with limited lightning
• times when you are transitioning from one phase to another
• lodges in the snow
• frozen water in the winter
• a little lake in the middle of the forest
• campus during summer
• family gatherings
• construction site after works have gone home
• leaving a tent at midnight
• lonely swings
• overgrown fields
• from twilight to dusk
• farmland thats covered in the morning fog
• suburban neighborhoods filled with tension and wind before a large summer thunderstorm
• being at an abandoned place knowing that years ago at that exact same moment there were people
• the feeling of being chased by someone/something
• knowing you’re not alone in a certain place like a forest

this feeling is scary as FUCK it dawns upon you that something is so quiet or abandoned or empty and vacant that its like the universe forgot to make something happen in the one spotlike you found a glitch in real life like everything seems fake and unreal and real and not fake all at one and youre so confused

WEREWOLF AU'S
  • “dude i know youre a werewolf and all but seriously that freaking howl laughter you do is so fucking extra and i cant take it anymore”
  • “you being part dog has its perks, mostly for me because whenever i toss something away your eyes follow it and you perk up like you want to chase it but restrict yourself and its honestly the cutest fucking thing ive ever seen”
  • “honestly though i hate my pack so much, like theyre a bunch of assholes but i ran into you on a full moon run in the forest and idk u seem pretty cool. wanna go hunting or scare some people or some shit? i know this sick ass lake thats always really warm, i can show you”
  • “yes i understand im a big bad werewolf now but really i dont want to hurt those cute little rabbits and deer, cant we just wait until we transform back to eat? thats not how it works? well cant i just eat before i transform so i wont be hungry–im sorry im just new at this and im sorta trying to go vegetarian here–”
  • “babe you know i love you and i would give up my life for yours but i sWEAR TO GOD IF YOU GIVE ME ONE MORE DOG TOY FOR MY BIRTHDAY IM GONNA PUNCH YOU SQUARE IN THE FACE”
  • “look im not a supernatural fanatic or anything but i swear man every time this kid next to me gets frustrated they actually growl and it sounds just like some rabid steroid induced dog, and im not saying their a werewolf man but theyre totally a werewolf
  • a werewolf getting personally offended when someone says they’re not a dog person
  • “as a werewolf i can personally talk to dogs and boyohboy does ur little pug have some tea to spill…"
  • “alternatively, i find you to be really superduper adorable and whenever i come over your little dog goes off on rants to me about the cute embarrassing stuff that you do when your home alone and honestly I wake up every day for these chats”
  • “when I saw you climbing out of the stream I was fishing in dirty, wet, and naked, I assumed you had just survived some kind of intense mob hit or something but really you had just detransformed from a werewolf after you were playing in the water trying to catch a fish, and ultimately failing. nice ass, by the way.”

A fetchquest has our adventuring party standing at the shore of a lava lake, when a massive serpent emerges from below and addresses us telepathically, sounding very smug and predatory. As we really don’t want to fight it if we don’t have to, particularly given its terrain advantage, my half-elf bard goes into full Bilbo Baggins-style flattery mode.

Serpent: Oh, flattery will get you nowhere.

DM: You can go ahead and roll Persuasion anyways.

(Between a very high die roll and my Expertise on Persuasion, I score a 31.)

DM: H'mm. I guess flattery will get you somewhere.

And It’s Like No Time Has Passed

without trying very hard at all you can see bob’s current Look™ in this

(ao3) (general warning for 4x13 spoilers just in case)


“Predictable.”

Bellamy looks up like he’s been caught, pushing up his glasses and smiling guiltily. For all the times Clarke drew him over the past six years– on every spare piece of scrap paper she could find, every blank stretch of wall in the lab– she never imagined him like this: hair shaggy and long, the sharpness of his jaw shadowed with stubble, wearing glasses.

Smiling, easy and relaxed.

It feels wrong that most of her memories of him are shadowed by tension, broad shoulders pulled tight, jaw muscle jumping, gaze hard and canny. A soldier in wartime. Her heart aches that she gets to see him like this, gets to see him at all.

“What are you trying to say, Princess?”

His voice makes her breath catch.

Six years of talking to an empty radio channel, hoping against hope that she’d hear his voice coming through, but never really expecting it to. And now he’s here, and he’s answering back, and it’s just– it’s a lot to take in.

“Leave it to Bellamy Blake to find his way straight to the armory,” she says with feigned exasperation, and he ducks his head, smiling. “Most of your crew is enjoying the feast we prepared for you guys, but not you.”

“You think I’m gonna waste my first chance in six years to really get away from Murphy?”

Clarke laughs and comes to stand next to him, watching as he meticulously cleans each piece of the gun before him, fingers deft and sure. It’s pretty hot, if Clarke is honest with herself.

And she’s learned to be very honest with herself the past few years.

They’re barely touching, his arm skimming hers every time he moves, but it sets her heart racing fast as ever.

Get it together, Griffin. You’re not seventeen anymore.

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The amulet of Daylight and its armor and sword were, presumably, created together since the amulet summons the armor and sword to appear, correct? You can’t get the armor and sword without first using the amulet. By all accounts, from what we’ve seen, it shouldn’t be possible then for the amulet and armor to be capable of separating when the armor is in use. The amulet was designed to fit into the armor’s breastplate. That’s where it belongs.

until Jim inserts the last Triumbric Stone and summons Eclipse.

And Jim doesn’t rip the amulet out either, right? The amulet just doesn’t insert itself into the armor after the transformation like it normally does. Instead, it falls back into Jim’s hand and once the bridge is opened Jim lets it hit the ground behind him and the amulet doesn’t make to go after him. Almost like the amulet and armor aren’t compatible with each other anymore.

Which of course makes sense, since the amulet was crafted to house Daylight. You could argue it was meant to house Eclipse too, since Merlin was also responsible for that power’s creation, but the dude seemed pretty set on hiding Eclipse from everyone forever. Maybe he realized it was bad news when he was experimenting with it, for the amulet or the wielder. If Daylight is Merlin’s glory maybe Eclipse is his mistake. Or maybe Daylight and Eclipse are just two opposing forces that can’t coexist in the amulet.

I lean towards the former because of the amulet’s reluctance to bond to the Eclipse armor even with the Triumbic Stones in place. It’s like the connection between the amulet and armor has been severed, as if the amulet has been rewired in a sense by the addition of the Stones, as if the amulet is rejecting bonding to Eclipse. If Eclipse was meant to be there, the amulet and armor would have automatically bonded together as normal. It would’ve been a smooth transition, natural. It wasn’t.

This is just one of many red flags that speak of ill fortune for Jim and the amulet because of Eclipse. Toby is the first to point out that the “evil poem” about Eclipse makes him uneasy. The poem itself pretty much states that you can’t be “worthy” of the amulet to prevail with Eclipse, which sounds like Jim might lose what made him worthy of Daylight while wielding Eclipse. It’s literally powered by Gunmar. Its red and black like Bular, like the infamous “Dark Side” in Star Wars…

Its use, under the circumstances, goes against Jim’s duty as a Trollhunter as well. Protection. Keeping the peace. The Greater Good. Kanjigar stresses this to Jim when Jim wants to save Claire’s brother at the risk of opening the bridge. In the finale when Jim chooses to use Eclipse over Daylight, he’s taking protection to the personal extreme. He’s not keeping the peace by picking a fight with Gunmar. And he’s not thinking about the Greater Good. He’s thinking about Aaarrrghhh!’s loss. He’s thinking about his mother’s brush with death. He’s thinking about Blinky and the friends Gunmar has threatened to take away from him.

This is all dangerous. Its the reason Kanjigar initially opposed Jim working with others, because he was gonna get his friends killed or his friends were gonna get him killed. That’s not to say that the Trollhunter doctrine isn’t without flaws however, as Kanjigar admits in the end that Jim’s friends have been a great help to him. It hints that maybe, if Eclipse is supposed to be the opposite of Daylight, some good can come from it where Daylight and the Trollhunter doctrine fail per se. I don’t think Daylight and Eclipse are cut and dry Good and Bad. But I do think Eclipse is more dangerous, is capable of more readily causing bad if not controlled.

And I do think, no matter what happens, its going to leave Jim and the amulet changed, as evidenced already by the amulet’s seemingly severed connection with its armor. I do think, no matter what happens, the amulet, like Jim, is never again going to quite fit where it used to belong.

Even if the Triumbric Stones can be removed if need be, I don’t think its going to totally undo what’s been done, not after we saw Jim “leveling up” with new weapons after gaining each Stone, not if Eclipse has a big impact on the story. The writers wouldn’t be so quick to take that away. Jim will probably have to live with the consequences of his decisions, whether he likes it or not.

Personally I’d like to see Eclipse initially damaging Jim and the amulet, but when he returns home he finds the Triumbric Stones can’t be easily removed (if removed at all) from the amulet so he’s kinda stuck with Eclipse along with Daylight. He has to learn to master both powers, at a great reluctance at first because he’s experienced how bad Eclipse can be firsthand and isn’t eager to repeat all that. But this eventually levels out into an easy balance of the two forces. Sorta like, Jim has to live with his bad choices, but he’s gonna try to make the best out of a bad situation.

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Some states and cities still ban government travel to North Carolina over LGBTQ laws
"We must continue to stand up for the rights of all people," said Washington's governor.

There’s not much good to say about North Carolina’s faux-repeal of HB2, which really doesn’t do anything to protect the state’s LGBTQ citizens. While the governor and the NCAA may be fooled, other people are not.

A number of cities and states are still banning government-funded travel to North Carolina over its treatment of LGBTQ people. (That means it will not send government employees to the state unless absolutely necessary.) 

Those places include the states of California, Washington and Minnesota; Chicago; New York City; Seattle; Atlanta; Los Angeles; Salt Lake City; Cincinnati; Washington, D.C.; Portland, Oregon; Portland, Maine; Baltimore; Burlington, Vermont; San Francisco; Oakland, California; West Palm Beach, Florida; Wilton Manors; Florida; and Palm Springs, California.  

“California’s law was enacted to ensure that, with limited exceptions, our taxpayer resources are not spent in states that authorize discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression,” the state’s attorney general, Xavier Becerra (D), said Wednesday in a statement. “North Carolina’s new law does not cure the infirmity of this type of discrimination.”

“We must continue to stand up for the rights of all people,” Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D) said Thursday. “North Carolina is continuing discriminatory policies and this is not something the state of Washington condones or supports.”

State lawmakers approved legislation last month that repeals the so-called “bathroom bill,” but the new law bars cities from passing ordinances that expand nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ people. It also bans municipalities and the University of North Carolina from regulating bathroom access without the legislature’s permission.

Tell ‘em. 

I kinda made his teeth longer and sharper cause I liked it more that way.

And it you want to avoid any spoilers I suggest you not to read the description any further

It might not be the hardest fight, but I really liked it for its atmosphere. And liked it even more after playing DS1. After which I’m pretty sure that Smouldering Lake is The Lost Izalith. Really liked his boss arena, filled with dead demons. And how at some point he just couldn’t fight you anymore because he used last bits of his powers in a desperate attempt to take you down. It really gives that “last of a kind” feeling. Even though there are at least 4 or 5 more demons in the game  1 try

Seven years ago, when I was about to leave Seattle, I sat on this little dock and thought about endings.

This dock had kinda been my place, you know?  It’s in a nice swampy park, there’s usually no one else there, and you can see ducks and turtles from it.  It’s walking distance of where I lived as a teenager, and I’d go there when I needed some quiet and solitude.  It wasn’t the most important thing in the world to me, but it was a thing.

And now I had to leave it.  Maybe forever.  I sat on the little dock and thought that this could be the last time.  Ever.  It would be no big loss to me, really.  I have places to sit now.  There are perfectly good parks in Massachusetts, with their own quiet lakes and lonely places.  But they wouldn’t be this specific dock, with its specific meaning and history to me.  That part of my life was over.

You move forward, and you always lose something.  You can’t keep the past tucked away somewhere, for safekeeping in case you want to go back sometime.  It goes away and it’s gone.  Even when you find new things, even when they’re good, even when they’re better, it still stings that things have to be gone.  Forever.

That’s just life.

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Although now and then life does cut you a break.

beginner’s guide to horror movies

Okay, so you’ve seen a few scary movies and enjoyed them, and now you’re looking to expand your horror prowess. Maybe you’ve been reading/listening to a lot of creepypasta, and you feel like you’re ready to take the plunge. Or maybe you just have a feeling that you’d like horror, but have no idea where to start. 

I’ve been a huge fan of all things creepy and scary for years. I was just reading an article called, “Horror Gems You Haven’t Seen Yet” and realized that I actually had seen almost every film on the list, so I guess that makes me an expert. So, my new baby horror fans, allow me to introduce you to the genre.


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Not Holding Back

A Shawn Mendes fanfic based on his song “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” aka A Fucking Banger. From Shawn’s POV.

A/N: Oops this just happened. It’s different but I really like this one. Hopefully you guys do too :)


There was a tether between us so strong it was nearly palpable. She could be leading me off a cliff and I’d still follow her- hell, maybe she was leading me off a cliff. I didn’t care either way. I was in love. We were in love. 

We met for the first time while I was touring in Montreal. I was legal age there, so me and the boys went to a quiet bar on a night off. We sat at a corner table with a pitcher of beer, trying not to draw attention to ourselves. She found me anyway. Like it was meant to be. I feel as though I could’ve been anywhere in the world that night instead, but somehow we’d still end up meeting. It was inevitable. Unavoidable. Fate.

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strawhat-titan  asked:

It's getting hot as hell where I'm at and I can't stand it so how would you and the characters deal with it being really hot outside

Mikasa: Doesn’t really notice until she has a heatstroke 
Reiner: Walk around only in shorts
Bertholdt: Stay inside (Finally he has a reason to!)
Annie: Stays in the shadows and goes to lakes, whenever possible
Eren: Drinks ice cold stuff, covers in ice cold towels and has four fans
Jean: Fans himself with whatever he gets into his hands, is actually too exhausted from the heat to do it tho
Marco: Puts his clothes under the bed, into the shadows, over night so they’re cold in the morning
Sasha: Doesn’t really mind
Connie: Moves as little as possible
Historia: Has a sun-umbrella or whatever these things are called
Armin: Stays in the shadows and drinks hot tea
Ymir: Complain about it nonstop, that’s all she needs
Levi: Drinks tea and fans himself with a fancy fan
Hanji: Stays in the basement of the HQs, because it’s cold there
Erwin: Hires someone to wipe the sweat from his forehead so it doesn’t drip on the papers he’s working on
Nanaba: Eats lots of refreshing fruits and cleans herself with a wet towel after training to refresh 
Mike: Takes it slow and walks around wearing only half the uniform
Moblit: Constantly covered in cool sunscreen
Hajimama: Doesn’t deal with it, just lies down and complains and cries

Conversation with a Lake/ Spring Spirit

*this was several months ago, but I’m just sharing info on her now*

Sorta-kinda disclaimer: I communicated with the spirits mentioned here via thoughts and feelings, not really in words. It’s hard to capture that via text, so I tried to translate it into a more understandable format. I don’t know if that makes sense.

Now to the good stuff!

location: a lake/ spring/ body of water near my house. It was originally meant to be a reservoir, but the diggers hit a natural spring. It’s also full of plants and algae and its levels are highly affected by the rainfall… I don’t know what you call that.

appearance: n/a. I just got feelings.

energy/ feel: BIG. DEEP. OLD. Businesslike, but also with a healing/ nurturing side.

gender: I say “she”, but I have no idea why. so, ehh?


I walked around the lake as I do frequently, just getting attuned to nature. I left pieces of shells and seaglass by the water’s edge as gifts. There were a couple shy “thank you”s as I did so. 

I found a place to sit, and I waited there until some small water spirits came up to me. I greeted them and asked if they had a leader (for lack of a better word).

“Yes, she’s right over there.” the spirits told me in unison, planting the thought in my mind of where to go (a bit further down the shore). They said that she had been waiting for me, and that I should hurry up and talk to her before she got annoyed. 

“You have to meet her halfway.” they said as I got up. (They meant she wanted me to be touching the water, as a sort of symbol of respect. Like standing up when someone enters the room– you put in a little more effort, if that makes sense.)

I headed down and took off my shoes and dipped my toes in the water. It was cool and soft.

“What do you want?” A presence in the water. A pair of discerning eyes on me.

“I… came here to talk?” I tried to sound confident, failing. I tried to look at her, to picture her in my head, but I couldn’t. She may have been stopping me from doing so, or she may not have had an appearance at all.

She didn’t respond.

“And I brought gifts!” I added, slightly desperate. I gently tossed the shiny items into the water. 

I hope you like them.”

“What do you wish to talk about?” she asked curtly. Noticing my offerings, she added, 

“These are nice. Thank you.” She relaxed. I said,

“I wanted to tell you that you have a wonderful place here. The water is beautiful. And the flowers are nice. …I was also wondering if you would be interested in working with me. In a magical sense. I’m a witch.”

“Working with you… how?”

“Well, you could teach me any magical uses for the plants here, or the spring water, if you want. You could lend your strength or energy to a spell I work, for example.”

“I could certainly do that. Though, I am not interested in a close relationship; I’d rather be an acquaintance. When you need me, come find me. Anything else?”

“Ah, yes, one more thing. Is it alright if I take a small jar of the water here? To use for magic?”

“Yes. Also, to thank you for your gifts, I will give you something in return.”

“May I inquire as to what that will be?”

“You will find out in time.”

(In retrospect, I’m pretty sure that her gift was infusing the waters with healing properties– emotional, spiritual, and physical. Or at least opening my mind to use it for that.)

anonymous asked:

Tell me about not-a-stoner Bitty

I had to google weed things for this ask and now the FBI is arresting me because the word bong is in my search history now

ANYWAY

-Bitty doesn’t smoke often. Once in a blue moon. The number of times Bitty has smoked in his life is less than the number of times Shitty has smoked in one month. Only smokes when he wants to de-stress.

-Bitty HATES HATES HATES the smell. Doesn’t want it anywhere in his living space. Thinks the smoke is kinda yucky. Whenever he’s carrying bud in his bag or something he keeps it in an air tight container and sprays his bag with so much body spray/perfume/cologne to diffuse it

-He’s also like super paranoid about the smell lingering on his clothes. One of his nightmares involves his favorite chinos forever smelling like actual fucking skunk 

-prefers bowls to joints like a rational person

-He actually owns a really cute bowl. its blue and shiny and Lardo bought it for him. It’s more of a novelty thing cause he doesnt use it much

-When he’s high every joke is funny. Every word is funny. everythings funny and he’s laughin and also sort of crying because he’s low key scared that his mama is going to catch him smoking even though shes like 500 miles away

-Really only likes to smoke with Shitty and Lardo (sometimes with the frogs too). It’s a nice environment with them whether or not they’re at the haus or the lake or wherever those kooky college kiddos smoke idfk i exculsively get high in a forest

-Bitty also insists on wearing Shitty’s hoodies when he smokes (b/c of the smell thing. He’d rather stink up shittys stuff not his own nice button downs. 

-7/10 out of ten he’ll cough on his first hit. It’s okay bitty theres no shame in that. 

-He’s made pot brownies before

–alternatively: Early on in his encounters with weed, he ate a whole pot brownie cause he didn’t really know any better and he was sort of dead to the world for like over a day it was v traumatic

-yeah so bitty boy isnt a stoner but hes not a stranger to weed and one last thing he’s shot gunned with someone on the smh and i wont tell you who so take a guess in the tags

I had are really cool dream last night where instead of only Jim having an amulet, everyone on the trollhunters team had one too (different colors and each of the different colors represented something else like daylight- I doubt Draal was eclipse tho)

So I had to share this interesting AU idea with you all and yeah its a lil messy i kinda had to draw it as quickly as i could before I forgot what colors they were and how the troll wore the armor

Sidlink Headcannon #3

Some ideas on a (kinda) domestic life with Link and Sidon before moving in with each other.

When Sidon visits Link in Hateno he takes the long journey from Zora River all the way to Lake Jarrah and walks the rest if the way. By the time he gets there he is usually tired, but hides it to spend more time with Link. At night he sleeps in the small basin of water in Link’s backyard, sometimes Link even sets up a little sleeping mat under the big tree to be closer to him. He’s willing to put up with some mosquito bites to share the night with Sidon.

The residents of Hateno are always very welcoming to Sidon, bringing him small gifts like fish. Link makes breakfast for Sidon whenever he’s there, usually waking him up and calling him in with a sing-songy “Yaaaah!~” out his window. Breakfast is usually just simple omelettes, eggs and rice, but usually contains fish in some way from how many they get from the villagers.

Sidon is too tall to sit in the tiny Hylian sized chair so he just sits on his knees at the table. They usually talk about what has been going on in their corners of the world, like an innocent with a kid an cucco or a new Zora diving record, simple things. Link has the Lightscale Trident displayed in his house, he never really used it except once or twice. He just felt it wasn’t ment to be used by him, that it was more respectful to Mipha that it didn’t get tarnished by Link’s use of it.

(Whoo, this is a bit longer than I expected)

When Link visits Sidon he has a much easier time getting there, just by warping he cuts several hours off of Sidon’s travel time. They spend their days walking around the domain or going swimming when Sidon isn’t busy. At night, Sidon added a Hylian bed to his quarters, a few feet from his sleep pool. Being a more comfy water bed link tends to sleep in, Sidon waking him with a playful splash from his pool. They get into splash fights a lot because Link can be a bit of a grump when it comes to rude awakenings (hur hur link’s awakening hur hur).

The Zoras are ALWAYS welcoming to Link with open fins, while the elders may not approve of his relationship with the Prince most others see them as a great couple, while some are jealous of him. The King, while a bit surprised by them, supports them as well, joking about Link being the next Zora King. All of the attention tends to make Link feel uneasy of making mistakes but really no one minds him making a blunder.

On days Sidon has no pressing duties they go out and joke around in the lakes and rivers. Whether it be target practice on Zora back, or seeing who can catch the biggest Hylian Bass (Sidon always wins of course) its just a nice way for them to be together and not worry about anything but themselves for a short while.

✨Mirrors!✨

Mirrors have a lot of meaning in mermaids folklore. As you should know from myths, most mermaids have something that “fulfills” her, something that is really special for her, it can be a mirror, a seashell, a hair comb (the most common ones) or like mine, a necklace, but the important thing is that it is said that if you take a mermaid’s (or other merfolk) “special thing”, she will lose her free will, so it turns mirrors into really precious objects.

Most of these myths end with the siren finding its precious object and returning to the sea, leaving behind a husband and children… why? easy, nobody likes to be forced to marry and have children. But some merfolk even take their children with them back home, don’t worry. (This takes me to making a post later about myths of mermaids and human daughters and sons, and some characteristics that they use to have, but that’s for another post!)

Also, mirrors represent water (the ocean, a river, a lake, all of them can work as a natural mirror) and have a more deep meaning than just “oh look! I’m beautiful!”. Nah, we’re not that egocentric (well, at least not all of us). Just listen:

Mirrors are used for mermaid magic as a window to other worlds and tend to represent wisdom, can be used in astral travel, meditation, divination (scrying), and even for protection: a ward that looks like a mirror on the outside reflects all negativity and keeps positivity and light on the inside. Also, and most importantly, mirrors symbolize truth. Yeah, truth, reality, seeing things clearly, revelation… but what does that mean?

It means that, for a mermaid, as strongly related to water and it’s power, looking herself at a mirror is like looking at their true self, we see feelings, past, things that we did and how that changed us, how the world can form a person… or a mermaid, in this case lol

Then, they’re used for divination, astral travel, meditation and such, but also introspection and shadow work too. 

I hope this clarifies some myths and misunderstandings about merfolk and mirrors♥