physical enhancement

I was at a con recently. And while looking at some of the art, I made a comment to a guy who had a collection of cat avengers prints that he was missing the best avenger. So he goes, ‘oh and who is that’ and I just kinda look sideways at him and say 'hawkeye, the only one you don’t have’. To wich he of course smirks and says 'is he really the best or is it just cause of jeremy renner?’

First of all… Jeremy Renner is a gorgeous human being and he is more than enough reason for Hawkeye to be awesome, so why the hell you got that smug look on your face like I’m just some random ass fangirl who don’t know shit about comics. I was fuckin dressed like Captain Marvel, 100% comic accurate costume thank you very much.

So my dad starts laughing cause he can see I got my 'fight me’ face on. And I proceed to list each and every reason why I have loved Hawkeye since waaaaay before the movies and why he gets even better with new movies and comics.

NUMBER ONE, he is the only fully human Avenger in every single story line.

To which of course I get 'well what about Black Widow’ well sir you must not know your comics very well because in the Earth-616 universe she has the Red Room version of the super soldier serum which gives her enhanced physical abilities as well as a very long lifespan.

Then comes the 'well Scott Lang is human’ well yeah but he’s got a mother FuCkiNG SUPER SUIT. What does Hawkeye have? Spandex or leather, not quite the same thing. And you take away that super suit, is Scott still a super hero? No he is in jail for being a thief. You take away Hawkeye ’ super sui… oh wait that’s right HE DON’T GOT ONE.

'But what about Black Panther he is human right?’ Do you know anything about comics dude? The dude eats a magical plant and is gifted his powers by the Wakandan Panther God and has enhanced speed, strength, agility, healing, reflexes, stamina, etc. NOT FULLY HUMAN he also is proclaimed King of the Dead and is granted the power and knowledge of past Black Panthers and gains the ability to control the dead… so awesome but still not human.

Hawkeye is 100% human 100% of the time (except a very brief moment when he borrowed pym particles just to help out on a mission) and still manages to keep up with super humans, gods and guys with fancy super suits.

NUMBER TWO, he is deaf, canononically.

'Well Daredevil is blind’ his accident enhanced his other senses… and not an Avenger… so your argument is not even relevant.

NUMBER THREE, he shoots a bow, usually a recurve, in battle with people that have magic and laser guns and other shit and he can shoot it with out even looking!

'But he has trick arrows’ wich are guaranteed to be weighted terribly and that weight changes depending on which arrow it is. So he not only has to compensate for the strange weight but he has to do it on the fly in the heat of battle for each individual arrow. Not to mention when he shoots multiple at once.

And come on, have you ever tried to shoot a bow and arrow, it’s not easy. It takes a lot of practice patients and skill. Especially to get as good as him.

NUMBER FOUR, I mean have you read the guys backstory? If you looked up tragic backstory in the dictionary, you would see a picture of Clint Barton. He was orphaned after his abusive father got into a car accident that killed his mother as well. Was sent to a children’s home, ran away to the circus, was trained by Swordsman and Trickshot who were not the best mentors, was betrayed and abandoned by Swordsman and his brother and left for dead, ended up severely injuring his brother, had to leave Trickshot, when he tried to do the hero thing he was mistaken for a criminal, was manipulated into trying to kill Iron Man, kept falling in love with women who didn’t love him back, left the Avengers at one point believing he was unwanted, was passed over because he was not super human, watched his brother die, was forced to leave the Avengers, had a bounty put on his right arm, lost former mentor Trickshot to cancer, split with his wife then watched her die saving him, sacrificed himself and came back, was almost assasinated, went to prison so the rest of his team could go free, was shot and conducted a suicide mission that saved the planet but killed him, lost his memory, was vanished into nothingness, doubted he was himself or even alive, faked his death, and that’s just the short list.

NUMBER FIVE, he ran the West Coast branch of the Avengers, as well as other treams.

NUMBER SIX, he took on the mantle of Captain America for a short time.

NUMBER SEVEN, Caw Caw Mother Fucker.

So yeah, suffice to say that I left the guy speechless surounded by his friends who were nodding along and adding in their own bits of info and laughing hysterically at him. I turned to walk away after that mic drop and heard him mumble, 'well I guess I’m making a cat hawkeye’

anonymous asked:

Ok so I just read some of your posts about martial arts, and if I understood it right, is that greater muscle mass doesn't actually make you stronger, it just makes it easier/faster to build up strength. Thinking of the upper body, if you have two individuals where one has more mm than the other (or a man/woman), on the assumption that both have equal capacity and training, the person with greater mm wouldn't directly be *stronger* because of the mm, but has just progressed faster? Is that it?

So, here’s the thing. Martial arts do not rely on strength, some techniques such as joint locks and throws require no strength at all. Muscle helps, but it is not comparable to understanding of technique. You’re not actually going to be build up a lot of muscle mass when practicing martial arts techniques by themselves. You will when doing endurance training and strength training separately, but that’s about it. Then, in the more advanced section, we get into the admission that its not about how hard you hit but rather where (and how deeply the force penetrates the body).

You don’t need to be physically “strong” to break bricks, for example. Rather, it’s a question of your ability to visualize past an object so the force carries through.

Most of martial arts is about manipulation of body mechanics to generate force. Muscles help, but not as much as most people think and certainly not in the way they think. The average athlete will have more muscle mass and muscular definition than the average martial artist. For fighting, endurance trumps flat physical strength. Too much of a certain type of muscle, such as that seen on a body builder, becomes detrimental. After all, muscle weighs more than fat. If you’re totally ripped, it becomes more difficult to move quickly which is detrimental and the amount of weight you’re carrying around reduces the length of time you can fight.

More than that, different humans develop visible definition in their musculature at different rates. In some cases, it requires a very specific, pointed regimen to get the look you see off of body builders and actors. Women have a very difficult time achieving visible definition, especially in their upper body. So, being able to see muscle doesn’t necessarily mean it isn’t there.

So, you’re still thinking about it wrong. Muscle mass (as in the size of your muscles) isn’t what’s important. There are essentially two different kinds of muscles that one can develop.

1) the ones gained by stretching/elongating the muscle over a period of time, which is what you get from most sports like running and general aerobic exercise.

2) the ones gained by tearing the muscles so they build up over time, this is what you get from body-building, weight lifting, pushups, and other similar exercises.

For a combatant, the first one is actually more important because it emphasizes building of endurance. Your muscles remain lean, you build up wind, though you won’t gain much in the way of definition. The second one is also important but in moderation as too much muscle mass will actually impede movement and slow you down. One is endurance, the other is strength. Endurance is far more necessary, because that’s what allows you to fight for a prolonged period of time without growing tired.

The problem is the vast majority of the population is only aware of the second and most obvious type of muscle. They place all the emphasis on it. Ironically, of course, this shouldn’t be news to fans of Dragonball Z. Where the problem of over emphasizing training on building up muscle mass gets addressed during the Cell Saga. (Kudos for anyone who remembers which Super Saiyan got their butt whipped.) In this case, a bodybuilder would be at a greater disadvantage in a fight as opposed to a runner.

The second thing to understand about women is that they have what’s called a subcutaneous layer of fat underneath the surface of the skin. For some women, it is very difficult to build up any sort of visible definition and sometimes even requires a specific type workout regimen to achieve it. This doesn’t mean these women don’t have muscle, it’s just not visible and that makes it hard to accurately judge how much. Women also develop muscle differently from men, having an easier time building up their legs and their core than the upper body. However, those are just as essential to combat as your upper body. Your core is your primary means of maintaining balance, and acts as the body’s centerpoint. If you’ve got a weak center, it doesn’t matter how strong your arms are.

The third thing to understand is about rippling muscles. The more visible the muscle, the easier it is to find the pressure points. Most pressure points on the body exist in the places where separate muscles meet, so the more definition someone has then the easier they are to find.

If you assume both have equal capacity and training, then it doesn’t matter how much muscle mass is visible or who has more.

The issue you keep running into is in thinking that muscle = strength, which it doesn’t. The second is the assumption that physical strength is what matters, which again it doesn’t.

Technical proficiency matters. Endurance matters. Wind, as in how much oxygen you can get into your body, matters. Balance matters, your core muscles as in the abdominal muscles are the most important muscles to develop. The rest of it? Less so.

 Physical strength can enhance, but only to a certain, limited degree. In martial arts, force is generated through the motion. Being able to deadlift 200 pounds doesn’t mean you can hit with anywhere near 200 pounds of force when your arm is moving. The amount of weight you lift doesn’t translate to force. Instead, we look to how force is generated through the movement of the body. To generate the maximum amount of force in a punch, you need to throw your whole body behind it.

This means your hand, your wrist, your arm, your shoulder are working in concert with your hips and your legs and your feet. However, there is a limit to how much force can be generated. A kick creates more momentum and is more powerful than a punch. Techniques where you spin, such as the spinning backfist or the wheelkick, are more powerful than the average martial arts technique. The more momentum you generate, the harder you hit. The same goes for jump kicks. The more momentum there is, the more force created. When you’re talking a judo or aikido throw, the point is to let the opponent’s body do the work for you. You get them into the air and their body in motion provides the force when they hit the ground. You don’t need to be strong, you just need to get them moving.

Martial arts techniques both offensive and defensive revolve around the concept of creating, negating, and redirecting momentum. This includes both yours and your opponent’s.

Here is a simple example:

Someone charges at you. You’ve got three options. You can stand there and take it. You can attempt to negate the charge by grabbing hold of them as they come and springing your feet backwards so you both likely end up on the ground. Or, you can get out of the way. (Maybe, you risk sticking your foot out to trip them.)

These are the basic concepts of martial arts defense.

It doesn’t really matter if it’s a big person charging you or a small one. It will matter a lot more if they are a linebacker, a wrestler, or someone who understands how to slam their shoulder into their opponent’s core to knock them over.

I get that this concept runs directly counter to the way combat is presented in media, and that’s why it ends up harder to comprehend. Just as many people end up discouraged when they start exercising to lose weight and end up gaining instead, because they were never taught that muscle weighs more than fat. That muscle will eat your fat, and help them achieve the body they want. All they know is weight itself as an aggregate is bad, if they are gaining then exercise must not be working, and they end up quitting because of it.

If you think about combat primarily in terms of strength then you will miss all the other fundamental pieces that are ultimately more important. When martial artists talk about “strength”, they’re usually referring to the generation of momentum rather or the technique’s effectiveness rather than how much you can lift or some other definition of physical strength.

Otherwise, the word you’re looking for fortitude.

-Michi

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gorillaz, 19/2000, single, enhanced cd. -

19/2000 (original mix)
19/2000 (soulchild remix)
left hand suzuki method
intro (2d interview)
making of 19/2000 the video “realizing the dream”
19/2000 teaser trailer

enhanced section contains three videos in quicktime .mov format and picture gallery (19/2000 storyboards).
videos 1 & 3 are not mentioned on the release artwork.


Lessons filmmakers should take from Mad Max: Fury Road

1. Your oppressive post-apocalyptic world doesn’t have to be physically dark. It can actually be bright and colorful. The audience actually likes to be able to see what is going on.

2. Visual story telling is a lost art that needs to be found again. Seriously, this movie did not have a lot of dialog to begin with but you could have taken it all out and I would have still been able to follow the movie pretty well. Show us, don’t tell us.

3. Physical effects enhanced by CGI are the way to go. It will always have more weight than CGI on its own. Real people doing real stunts in real locations gives a substance that is missed when the same stunts are done in front of a green screen.

4. (and this one is REALLY important) You can have an action movie that centers around interesting female characters that aren’t being objectified and have their own agency and people will see it (and it will be AWESOME!). Also, your male character doesn’t always have to come charging to the rescue, he can even be the “damsel in distress” occasionally.

5. A flame throwing guitar is an excellent addition to any chase scene.

MBTI types as schools of philosophy

ISFJ: historicism, the belief that some event(s) or period(s) in history has/have had a pivotal role in the way humans have developed (e.g. believing that the fall of Rome was the turning point of human history)
ESFJ: antipositivism, the belief that human social life does not follow definite laws the way the natural world does
ISTJ: stoicism, the belief that bad and destructive emotions come from poor judgment and that one is most free when they are free from anger, jealousy, and envy
ESTJ: pragmaticism, the belief that practical topics (topics that have real-life applications) are the most relevant topics
ISFP: romanticism, part of which holds that intense emotions like apprehension, awe, horror, and fear are the most beautiful things that humans can experience
ESFP: empiricism, the belief that  knowledge either only or primarily comes from sensory experience
ISTP: objectivism, the belief that reality exists as purely as ever even without conscious creatures observing it but that humans have a connection to reality through their senses
ESTP: critical realism, the belief that some of the senses provide accurate versions of reality, while others do not
INFJ: neohumanist universalism, the belief that extending your love to all living and nonliving beings in the universe allows you to see the ultimate truth
ENFJ: epicureanism, part of which holds that making friends is essential to living a happy and satisfying life
INTJ: solipsism, the belief that the only thing that you can be absolutely sure exists is your own mind
ENTJ: transhumanism, the belief that advanced technology can and should be used to enhance humans’ physical and intellectual abilities
INFP: idealism, the belief that reality as we can know it is purely mental and does not exist outside of our minds
ENFP: ethical egoism, the belief that an ethical deed is, by definition, one done in self-interest, so long as you do not knowingly hurt others in the process
INTP: logical positivism, the belief that all of your decisions, conclusions, and beliefs should be rooted in scientific discovery and evidence
ENTP: structuralism, the belief that human social life functions as a large, overarching system or process

Fitness Witchery: Essential Supplements

What’s up, my witches!? A lot of people have been asking for some fitness magick. I figured I could start with an easy to incorporate supplement guide for fitness witchery. I’m not a medical professional and do not claim that these suggested supplements are the end-all-be-all. Before you take any herbs or supplements, always check with your doctor about possible drug interactions and indications. All supplements should be taken in the dosage indicated for maximum benefit and to prevent overdose. (please note that minerals and fat soluble vitamins aren’t utilized by the body quickly and it’s likely you can overdose.)

In this post I wanted to go over the supplements I take to enhance my practice. I believe in getting the most out of your food but sometimes supplementation is necessary. These supplements aren’t synthesized by your body (except for vitD but we’ll get into that after) and you may be deficient.

The first supplement is probiotics. Probiotics are live neutral or beneficial bacteria and yeasts that maintain balance in the gut microbiome. Probiotics living in the gut boost immunity and strengthens the guts mucosal barrier while assisting digestive health. The amount of living probiotics in a supplement affect it’s strength. Probiotics can be found in fermented foods such as kimchi, sauerkraut, and yogurt (when indicated). Probiotics are more beneficial when taken with a prebiotic food such as one with soluble fiber. Magickally benefits: probiotics enhance physical and spiritual energy through symbiotic energy exchange. Think of it as billions of tiny beings offering up their energy to aid you because it’s also beneficial for them.

The next supplement up, Omega-3s. Omega 3 fatty acids are polyunsaturated fatty acids that come in the form of DHAs, EPAs, and ALAs. In a nutshell, DHA and EPA are found mostly in animal sources. ALA is plant sourced. There are plenty of vegetarian/vegan suitable sources such as flaxseeds, walnuts, algae, and sacha inchi (inca nuts). Omega 3s are essential in balancing out inflammatory Omega 6s (which are also essential but the typical diet consumes too much Omega 6). Omega 3s have also been linked to boosting mental acuity and energy. Magickal benefits: Omega 3s aid in boosting psychic ability and intuition. They also help boost your mind and energy for spell work. Take omega 3s with a meal for maximum absorption.

The next supplement is Magnesium. Magnesium is an essential mineral. It is utilized by the body and is an electrolyte used to regulate muscle and nerve functions. Magnesium helps muscles relax and if you experience ‘twitching’ while falling asleep, this supplement will help. Magnesium also helps with better quality of sleep and calms the mind. Magickal benefits: boosts healing magick during fitness and helps you to connect to a higher energy.

Vitamin D is the next supplement. Vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin. Vitamin D is synthesized when the sun converts a precursor in our skin into vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) which is then converted into calcitriol in our livers. Vitamin D is tauted to boost our immune system, our energy and enhance our mood (in the deficient). It has been recognized that many people (especially those in northern countries) are deficient in this vitamin due to lack of sun exposure. Magickal properties: Boosts healing magick and spells utilizing the sun. Also boosts emotional energies for spells that require it (such as love spells and banishings).

Next is Vitamin B12. Vitamin B12 is a water soluble vitamin. It is utilized by the body to aid in the metabolism of fats, proteins, and carbohydrates for energy. Being water soluble, it is expelled from the body frequently and if excess amounts are taken. Vitamin b12 is essential to me because I am vegetarian and its hard to find a food source. Most ‘vegetarian’ sources have been fortified with the vitamin. Vitamin b12 is said to boost energy, especially in those who are deficient. Magickal properties: ENERGY! Take vitamin B12 is you need a serious energy boost to spells or daily life.

Finally, my favorite supplement: Protein! Protein is macronutrient made up of chained amino acids. Proteins can catalyse biochemical reactions in our bodies. It is essential to building muscles in our body. Some people believe the calories consumed by our bodies trying to digest proteins speed weightloss. Proteins also keep us full and energized throughout the day. As a vegetarian, I get most of my protein through whey protein shakes, yogurt and eggs. Magickal properties: add strength to a fitness spell. Protein can also help us hold more energy for casting.

Thank you for taking the time to read the first part of magickal supplementation! If you’d like more posts about fitness witchery or have any questions/concerns, feel free to message me! Stay blessed everyone!

Magickal Uses for Vanilla

Planetary Association: Venus
Gender: Feminine
Element: Water

Magickal Uses:  

Calming, Consoling, soothing, vitalizes energy, promotes a happy and healthy environment, attracts good fortune, enhances mental stimulation, used in spells to enhance physical energy.
A vanilla bean can also be carried to increase energy & strengthen mental abilities.  A vanilla bean placed in a bowl of sugar will infuse it with loving vibrations; the sugar can be used to sweeten love infusions.  The bean is used in a love charms, the oil is worn as an aphrodisiac.  In love, it acts on a more physical level - lowering the guard, lulling the senses and subtly seducing.  Vanilla incense is burned for love, lust, healing, luck and mental powers.

Oak Moon Ritual Mist

Use this mist for personal empowerment.
You will need half a cup of water, a misting bottle, one teaspoon of pure vanilla extract, five drops of chamomile (German ) essential oil, and five drops of lavender essential oil.
After dark, make this mist. Put the water in the bottle and add the vanilla extract to the essential oils. Cap the bottle and shake it. As you shake it, chant:

Oak Moon Ritual Mist
Empower me, blessed be!

Hold the bottle between your hands, and empower the magic mist by saying:

Oak Moon Ritual Mist
Empower me, blessed be!

Now, spray the mist upward above your head, close your eyes, and breathe in the fragrant mist. Each time you spray the mist, say:

Oak Moon Ritual Mist
Empower me, blessed be!

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kristina-kennedy  asked:

How about Genji, Hanzo and McCree going to the beach with their S/O since it's summer?


Genji:

  • You were nervous about this, Genji had never seen so much of your body exposed before and you weren’t quite sure if you were ready for the next step, when you confronted him about these feelings, he explained to you that judging you for your body was the last thing you should stress about. He claimed it would be hypocritical to hate you for such a thing
  • Genji couldn’t exactly be near the sea or the sand due to his physical enhancements so the two of you spent most of the time on the boardwalk and just admiring the view, finding other ways to make the most of your day
  • He ended up dragging you into the arcades as the two of you wasted your money and time on games and machines in the hopes to accomplish something,, and you did!
  • The sun was setting over the horizon by the time you two were finished messing around. The sky had faded to shades of orange and pink as stretched out clouds dotted the sky.
  • Genji lifted his mask and took your hand, kissing it gently before pulling you closer. His lips connected with yours and you blushed. The two of you watched the sky grow darker as your fingers remained intertwined.

Hanzo:

  • He was a little shocked when you asked, he’d never exactly been before so this would be new to him
  • When the two of you arrived, he was still wearing his heavy black jumper and he clearly looked a little hot, you pouted and looked at him, tugging on the sleeve of his hoodie
  • He sighed, muttering to you that it wouldn’t be a good idea, , but he eventually gave in to your begging eyes.
  • You soon realised why he was so conscious, his bare chest was coloured with awkward tan lines (insp.). He huffed slightly and looked away but your heart swelled up as you leaned in to hug him
  • You caught him blushing after you told him how cute he was. He put an arm over your shoulders, kissing your forehead. He didn’t exactly move from under the umbrella but that was okay with you; a smile played on his lips as he watched you enjoy yourself.

McCree:

  • He was than happy to take you, he’d been waiting for something like this for quite a while, only he didn’t want to pressure you in case you felt insecure
  • You weren’t going to lie, he looked amazing in just shorts. In return, he was positively shook at how stunning you looked, so much so that he took every opportunity to take photos of you wherever you went
  • The pair of you spent the day, goofing around as if you were in a cheesy romantic comedy. He’d pick you up and spin you around, you’d laugh and take his hand, pulling him into the ocean.
  • For the whole day, the dork refused to take his hat off, claiming it was protecting him. However at one point you still snatch it off of him and place it on your own head, laughing and imitating him until he chased you down to get it back
  • It was like something you’d seem in a movie,, the both of you tripped and he was there on top of you. He spoke in his dopey southern accent. “Well m’lady, seems you’ve fallen for me.” You snickered and shoved his shoulder. But he just leaned down and kissed your lips softly.

jessecgaming  asked:

Does hate effect the user's physical strength and not just magical? Since ya know it can regenerate or well replace limbs. Or do the limbs act like a luqid or maybe a shadow where like your hand could sink into it and it have no physical form but can apply force to allow solidity?

Hate enhances both, physical and magic abilities! It also has incredible regenerative powers. It’s a really scary substance.

Don’t do hate kids

I wanted to do a colored image for my Pathfinder Sorceress, Seres. I haven’t drawn her in awhile and wanted to draw swirls. >>

Seres | Chaotic Neutral | “Human” | Sorceress (Protean Bloodline) 

“Seres” (real name is unknown) is a definitively non-human entity trapped in a human child’s body. She has magically induced amnesia, and has had to learn everything from hunger to language (at an accelerated rate) since waking up at the beginning of the campaign. 

No one except the GM knows exactly what or who she is, but true to her childish appearance, she began her “new” life with a child’s cruelty and drive for amusement. Right and wrong come second to entertainment, but the rest of the party has been slowly instilling morals in her.

She’s hyper focused in the Transmutation school of magic, focusing on enhancing her physical form and shapeshifting. “Countless Eyes” is one of her favorite spells. :3

anonymous asked:

can u do a demigod AU???

I didn’t know if I should do Gods/Goddesses or demigods so I just did demigods because holy cucjdmf f

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The Children of Zeus
—— Zeus: The God of the Sky, Lightning, and Thunder
Children of Zeus are typically natural born Leaders. Sometimes though, even when thrown into leadership against their will, they’re a natural and know what they’re doing. From the young age of 6 onward, they tend to be rather independent, and will never ask for help on things amongst their strong suit. These demigods are also known for having a strong sense of what is right and what is wrong, and will make sure to make it known if need be. These particular children of a God, are most common. Zeus tends to….move around, a lot more…. if you’re picking up what I’m putting down. They are also known for being high in power, as kings, lords, owners of companies, and even areas like the President of The United States. They are also internationally known as athletic.

Abilities||
Enhancements in: Talents
-Depending on whatever these demigods show interest in, they are almost always good at it. Art, Writing, etc.
Partial Immortality
-Life-spans are a lot longer than a mortals, and they tend to keep their younger looks. And seemingly stop aging around 21
Enhancements in Durability and Strength:
-Being the children of the God of the Gods, strength and durability is a strong suit of theirs. They can deal with things twice their weight and can go days being beaten. Including weeks without food or water.

———Abilities involved with Element||
Thunder and Lightning Manipulation:
-These demi-gods tend to express their feeling through this. When emotions are at their brim, storms begin. Happy, sad, and even mad is when this usually occurs. But naturally, they can use it for battle as well. Their thunder is so powerful it can cause earthquakes in regions on the other side of the Earth.
Air Manipulation:
-Basically Air Bending, they can use the air around them to do just about anything. From making balls of air, to changing the direction of the wind in the area. Typically used to their advantage!
Teleportation:
-Although when this ability is first discovered, it’s quite difficult to master. And they tend to falter and become mist, they could still be injured when fleeing during this time of learning.

——Characters I Believe Could Potentially Be Zeus’s Children:

Takashi Shirogane

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The Children of Poseidon
—— Poseidon: The God of the Sea, Earthquakes, and of Horses
Children of Poseidon are typically known to have a confident exterior, but also tend to bottle things up, such as their feelings. They do not wish to bother others. They are mostly natural born leaders, greed particularly doesn’t overtake them, so they will only lead if need be. These demi-gods predominantly can speak and read Latin and Greek. They are always kind-hearted and full of sympathy to those who deserve it. Their confidence level is not very high, though they very much believe in themselves if it means doing good for others. In large droughts of sadness, they tend to force happiness upon themselves and lift the spirits of those around them.

Abilities||
Enhancements in: Durability
-When these demigods are engaged in battle, they can be beaten and battered to an extent far higher than mortals.
Enhancements in: Strength
-The strength of the human is half the strength of these demigods naturally. But at full ability, they can lift things almost 10x their own weight.
Enhancements in: Reflexes
-When faced against those with quick movements and wits, children of Poseidon typically can sense and avoid things like that. Sadly, it’s only 90% of the time, and a small percentage of his children are not graced with such a gift. All of them move like water, smooth and placid.

———Abilities involved with Element||
Aquatic Adaptation and Respiration:
-When underwater, they can usually adapt and learn a lot quickly than other demigods. They can breathe underwater, and even create air bubbles that last a lifetime.
Water and Blood Manipulation:
-Children of Poseidon 100% of the time control water, though Blood Manipulation is very uncommon. Those with Blood Manipulation can control life and death within itself if they needed to.
Water Generation:
-In the first stages of this ability, it’s required that they are near water at all times in order to probably generate enough of use. After a year or two, they can generate water even miles away from any source.

——Characters I Believe Could Potentially Be Poseidon’s Children:

Lance McClain

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The Children of Athena
——Athena: The Goddess of Wisdom, Craft, and War
Athena’s children are natural born fighters, whether it’s physical battle, or mental. They are extremely independent and know right from wrong, from birth onward. Though sometimes, without proper guide, they are easily corrupted and drawn within themselves. Also, they are known to be very attached to those they love, no matter what, and will do anything in their power to make them content. Even if it means being cruel to do so.

Abilities||
Enhancements in: Strength + Durability:
-Same as children of Zeus and Poseidon.
Photographic Memory:
-Although photographic memory is common in mortals as well, Children of Athena can remember everything. When remembering a moment, they remember what they heard, saw, and even smelt.
Immortality:
-This is sadly uncommon, but almost every child of Athena doesn’t die. Unless they are murdered, they can strive and live forever. Their aging process stops at the age of 28.

———Abilities involving Element||
Infinite Knowledge:
-Demi-Gods of Athena have infinite knowledge, they know everything there is about anything even if they had no idea they did. You can ask them a question about something they’ve never heard of before, and they’ll spew out information before they even realize.
Immunity to Curses:
- When it comes to being cursed, they aren’t affected. Although there are side effects, such as dizziness and sickness in general. Whatever said curse was, it doesn’t work.
Hammer Clash:
-Although every child of Athena is giving a sword and shield, at times, some children reach a certain point in mentality where they are granted a giant hammer. With this hammer, they can cause Earthquakes. And lift curses.

——Characters I Believe Could Potentially Be Athena’s Children:

Princess Allura
Pidge Gunderson/Katie Holt

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The Children of Apollo
——Apollo: The God of Music, Healing, the Sun and Light, Truth and Prophecy, Knowledge, and Poetry
Children of Apollo are usually cocky and over-confident. But, when it comes to their thinking process, it’s smooth and well thought out. They never act on something without bringing it into further thought. They are also known for doing things for others, even in times of their own despair. Sometimes, they’ll even risk their life if it meant someone were to live for one minute longer, but they wouldn’t admit to that, they’d probably say something like, “well if I didn’t do it my dad would scold me so…” As for their healing ability, they often go as far to praying to every God and/or Goddess for a solution to other’s sadness. When someone is ill, or injured, these demi-gods can simply sing or hum, it may not completely heal, but just enough for it to further heal on its own. They are most of the time, tall and have bright hair. They are commonly quick on their feet, and quick in their mind.

Abilities||
Enhancements in: Flexibility
-Most of the time, these demi-gods could most likely pass as gymnasts!
Natural Archer/Musician:
-No matter what they do, they can never mess up. They aim; they fire; bullseye. This goes for their music skills as well.
Advanced Knowledge:
-Although they aren’t as smart as Athena’s Children, they are close! They know everything there is about history, music, and healing! And always use it to their advantage.

———Abilities involving Element||
Invisibility:
-Not only can they become invisible themselves, they can also make others invisible as well. Sadly, you can still bump into people and can still be injured and heard.
Pyro Abilities:
-As a child of Apollo, you can summon and use fire to your will, though when you are first learning the fire tends to build a mind of its own. Including, you can use solar cream as well to help you fly. The solar cream was named by Apollo, and it’s usually the color of nebulas; they tend to appear wispy like whipped-cream, and flow quite smoothly.
Truth:
-Because Apollo is the God of Truth, his children inherited that as well. They cannot lie; but sometimes, due to being half mortal, they can. They never do so on purpose and never to hurt anyone. They also can pry the truth out of anybody, no matter who, (Gods and Demi-gods included) But in order to do so, they must painfully dig their fingers into a part of their skin, usually to know if it’s working, their fingers seem to manifest into golden liquid and even drip like melting popsicles.

——Characters I Believe Could Potentially Be Apollo’s Children:

Coran


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The Children of Ares
——Ares: The God of War
These demi-gods are usually hot-headed, and tend to always have some form of attitude. They are mostly extremely confident, but know when the line has been crossed and will be quite apologetic. Despite how physically strong they can be, mentally-wise; they are always at 100%. Although they can be struck with doubts, they always snap back and use the last of their strength. These Gods are also insanely stubborn, it’s hard to get them to step down from something, and if you’ve ever managed to make one cry, then I believe you’ve broken them~

Abilities||
Physical Enhancements:
-Everything is enhanced for these children! Height, strength, durability, flexibility. You name it, and it’s most-likely apart of that list.
Invulnerability:
-Unfortunately, this only takes action whenever their physical strength is at 0. But! Their mental strength is at 100.
Weaponry:
-They can battle using any weapon! Even a God’s! But, they cannot do so unless their intentions are good.

———Abilities involving Element||
Sonic Boom:
-Although these children are teased for their cliché Marvel Superhero power, it’s quite deadly! It can come to be whenever they are angry. They can hit something, or stomp their foot. This causes everything in the vicinity to be effected. It usually has a strange sound, that no one can seem to describe. Though Lance described it once as “A Tuba going up the note scale!” Hunk had said “it just sounds like a bass to me?”
Emotion Manipulation:
-These Gods, usually when older, are given a certain war. The war can be large, or a small one between a family. They often visit the area is which they’re in and can choose which side will win in the end. They put the anger within mortals. This usually happens on camp, and is used to stop fighting. (Unfortunately, it can’t be used on themselves or their siblings.)
Mental Touch:
-Although they seem cold-hearted and tough, they’ve still got a heart. Sometimes, if someone is battling a war within their mind and are suffering rather harshly. They use their large hands and grasp their head tightly while speaking words of encouragement. Sadly, it doesn’t always work, and it’s said that the mind has always been stronger than Gods themselves.

——Characters I Believe Could Potentially Be Ares’s Children:

Prince Lotor


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The Children of Hephaestus
——Hephaestus: The God of Fire, and MetalWorking
Children of Hephaestus are known for their kind heart, and pure doings. They rarely do anything cruel, as they prefer to stay away from the line of fire. They tend to be very talkative, but everyone knows whenever they are being serious or whenever they’re are speaking about something important. They are usually never ones to brag but they wouldn’t care if they did, it’s only natural to when you have genuine abilities such as theirs.

Abilities||
Enhancements in: Physical Strength and Durability
-These Gods are very similar to the Children of Zeus and Athena. Their strength is enhanced to the top tier, and their durability is as well. Their skin can never be pierced.
Knowledge on MetalWorking, Forging, and Sculpting:
-Due to the fact their father is Hephaestus himself, they are extremely talented and knowledgeable on things in this field. They can create any weapon, and can even create a weapon that can only be used by certain people. Though, the weapon they create is specially designed for the person who asked for it, so it suits the way they move and work themselves.
Curses And Spells:
-Strangely, despite their father, it’s unknown where this gift came from. It’s believed to be in the veins of Hephaestus himself but he’s unable to use it. With this, these demigods can use the sand around them to implant curses or spells into the pores of an enemy. They can take it out themselves. But once it’s in their, the demi-god who put it in must take it out himself.

———Abilities involving Element||
Fire Mimicry:
-They themselves suddenly can become fire itself! The only thing really noticeable on the body after this are their now white eyes. They have the ability to burn through the face of the Earth. They can choose to do so, though. In this state, they cannot be touched, unless you’d like to have 3rd-Degree burns. Water does not affect them.
Melting:
-Using heat, they can melt anything in their hands. Most of the time, they are melting metal or even tar/concrete! During this, their hands appear to look like hot lava.
Magnetism:
-Rather self-explanatory! Using mental strength, metal from a 3 mile radius (Beginner) or 30 mile (Advanced; Expert) gravitates toward them.

——Characters I Believe Could Potentially Be Hephaestus’s Children:

Hunk Garrett

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The Children of Hades
——Hades: The God of the Underworld
Being a child of this God is quite difficult, considering Hades is known for being the ruler of the Underworld, the dead, and riches. People tend to be frightened of them, as when pissed off they can easily control life and death itself. Literally or figuratively. Also, they’re pretty hot-headed as well, but they consider and know that it’s one of many weak points. They tend to avoid others and avoid close relationships unless they know for sure how to control other abilities. It’s hard to hold or touch living things without fear of killing them, so they usually steer clear. They actually tend to be found in pairs; them and children of Hephaestus can easily become close friends. Hades’ kids always ask his children if they can create things for them, metal isn’t ‘alive’ like plants,animals, and people are. So there is less risk of death when it comes to a tin knick knack.

Abilities||
Immortality:
-Self-Explanatory! They can live forever, but! Sadly, they can still be killed by outside forces. Their aging process stops at 21.
Enhancements in Strength, Durability and Flexibility:
-Children of Hades can lift anything, when a beginner though, it requires more effort and it’s not as easy as someone who’s done it a while. As for durability, their skin can almost never be pierced, but their are some godly weapons and creatures that can. Lastly, flexibility makes them seem like cats. They’re similar to acrobats and tend to use this to their advantage during fights. They ca jump rather high and climb mountains like they’re nothing.
Black Emission:
-A strange ability yes, but with this, children of Hades can absolutely devour someone with black goo. It looks like tar, but its smell is very different. It’s smell is supposed to lure you in, remind you of something or someone that you deem ‘home.’ You don’t die immediately, but as soon as you’re completely engulfed, you see plenty of memories in your life. But the strange thing, is that it can be quiet different. There are times where survivors say that they just say their life flash before their eyes, slowly. Others say it shows moments where they were blind, a moment where they made a mistake they never even knew about, (ex: not asking someone if they’re okay, only for them to pass due to a certain circumstance). And lastly, it’s said that it shows times they missed out on, what would’ve happened if they did a certain thing.

———Abilities involving Element||
Mental Sense:
-They can sense the mental health of the people around them. Though, they can do nothing about this as they do not have the ability to act on such a thing. Whenever they are touched by someone who is pure, and has never been corrupted, their skin crack and flake off. This is uncommon, because the life of a demi-god is difficult.
Necromancy:
-Using this ability, these demigods can summon the dead, and even potentially bring them back. They are directly connected with the Fates, and whenever a favor is needed they can contact them through thought.
Shadow Manipulation:
-Self-Explanatory as well, but when used, they can shape how the shadows work around them. Usually, their eyes become black and the skin by their eyes flake. They can capture people in their shadows, and keep them frozen for as long as they please. When protecting themselves in shadows, they’re unaffected by everything, but it doesn’t last very long. At most 20 hours.

——Characters I Believe Could Potentially Be Hades’s Children:

Keith Kogane

anonymous asked:

Really? How do you think Winston beat Doomfist?

Sheer rage and power. Let me explain why.

Doomfist is clearly a master combatant. The dude knows how to fight on basically every front. He is physical and mentally superior to most. Cybernetics help with the physical side because the human body has its limits. A human can only be so strong without some kind of help. Doomfist trained his body to be at its peak and then pushed it further with cybernetics so he’s crazy strong.

You know what else is crazy strong? Gorillas. 

Originally posted by gamestop

Specifically genetically enhanced Gorillas. Winston is once such type. Instead of cybernetics enhancing him, he was genetically enhanced. Now I’m not sure how much his physical body was enhanced but his mind clearly was so that he could speak and be a genius. Winston is incredibly smart and is also incredibly strong. Maybe I’m crazy but I would say Winston easily rivals Doomfist in sheer strength. I mean, he’s a gorilla. Gorillas are very strong and I’m betting Winston’s physical body was made stronger by the genetic enhancement as well. 

Anyways, let’s get to the important bits. How did Doomfist get captured?

Well on the website it mentions he was taken down by an Overwatch team made up of Tracer, Genji, and Winston. In the short, we see that Genji is clearly injured and not in great condition. Poor Tracer fairs even worse. 

Originally posted by meigender

(Sadly I could not find a clean gif, but this is accurate)

Now it is impossible to imagine what happens when Winston witness this happen. He would have to feel absolutely devastated. Tracer and Winston are good friends and he designed the chrono accelerator that she uses to, well, exist. He is likely feeling like its his fault that Tracer got hurt. He could have been there, he could have made the accelerator stronger, he could have etc. 

Worse still, I’m betting that in this instance Winston thinks Tracer is dead.


Originally posted by theblackmegadeus

We’ve seen Winston get angry before, but this (to me), looks different. Winston is livid. He likely thinks Doomfist just killed Tracer, his best friend. He’s likely feeling a mix of guilt, rage, grief, and all these emotions burst forward in this surge. He now has one singular goal. 

Make Doomfist pay.

It isn’t because “Doomfist is breaking the law and should be brought to justice.” It’s because “You killed my friend and I can’t let you get away with that.” Obviously, Tracer didn’t die, but that doesn’t matter right now. Winston is filled with so much rage he can’t think about the possibility that she’s still alive. He can only focus on one thing. Doomfist. 

All this fury fuels Winston and gives him the strength he needs to take down Doomfist. I bet it was a hard fight, but I think Winston’s sheer strength was enough to take down Doomfist. The man a formidable foe, but I bet he did not count on Winston’s pain to manifest into a unrbridled rage. Where Doomfist merely feels he has defeated a foe, Winston feels like part of his life was destroyed. 

All that pain gives Winston the fuel he needs to overpower Doomfist who likely didn’t experience that sudden surge of power in an opponent. 

That’s about all I got! I hope that all makes sense. I could be wrong on something things, but I know that Doomfists bio states he got taken in by those 3 and Winston was the only one still standing at the end of the animation. I hope that answered your question!

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The Lyrics Hero: CANTOMANCER

Real name: Kashi Utau

Quirk: Lyrics

Uses song lyrics to make things happen - this can summon objects, give him additional powers, effect his surroundings or even manipulate people.
The elements he summons are active and real as long as he’s singing that particular song.

Even a minor mistake in lyrics completely cancels out his power.
The strength and function of the quirk greatly depend on him being able to hit the right notes as he sings.The amount of emotion with which he sings also effects the power level.

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IRON

Energy: Projective
Planet: Mars
Element: Fire
Deity: Selene
Associated Stones: Quartz Crystal, Holey Stones
Associated Metals: Lodestone, Meteorite
Powers: Protection, Defensive Magic, Strength, Healing, Grounding, Return of Stolen Goods

Magical/Ritual Lore:

Because iron is seldom found in pure form except in meteorites, the earliest iron available for use by humans was obtained from these strange celestial objects. Meteorites, which were observed falling from the heavens, were used to make simple tools, supplementing bone and stone implements by earlier humans.

Throughout most of the world, humans eventually learned how to remove iron from its ore, which made it available for wider use.

Once this occurred, it was soon limited to purely physical applications and was restricted in magic and religion. In ancient Greece, for example, no iron was brought into the temples. Roman priests could not be shaved or scraped with iron during bodily cleansing.

Ireland, Scotland, Finland, China, Korea, India, and other countries have severe taboos against iron. Again and again in ancient rituals fire was made without iron, altars built without its use, and magical rituals performed only after divesting the body of all traces of the metal.

Herbs were usually collected with non-iron knives, owing to the belief that the vibrations of this metal would “jam” or “confuse” the herb’s energies.

The Hindus once believed that the use of iron in buildings would spread epidemics, and, even to this day, a gift of iron in any form is thought by some to be unlucky.

However, iron did have its place in magic. Specifically, it was worn or used in protective rituals. Its powerful, projective vibrations were thought to be feared by demons, ghosts, fairies, genii and other fantastic creatures.

In China, dragons were thought to fear iron. When rain was needed, pieces of the metal were thrown into “dragon pools” to upset the creatures and send them into the sky in the form of rain clouds.

In old Scotland, iron was used to avert danger when a death had occurred in the house. Iron nails or knitting needles were thrust into every item of food-cheese, grain, meat and so on-to act as a lightning rod, attracting the confusing vibrations that death may arouse

within the living and thus sparing the food of possible contamination.

Classical Romans drove nails into their house walls to preserve their health, especially during times of plague.

Because of its protective effects iron was sometimes thought, conversely, to be sacred, and thieves in ancient Ireland wouldn’t dare to steal it.

Magical Uses:

Iron-pure projective power, active, seeking, blinding, confusing, guarding.

For heavy protection, place small pieces of iron in each room of the house or bury at the four comers of your property. In earlier times, iron fences were sometimes used to halt the flow of negativity into the home.

During protective or defensive magic, wear an iron ring engraved with the symbol of Mars. Or, obtain a three-inch thick white candle and eight old iron nails. Warm the nails by a fire (or in a red candle's flame), then thrust each into the white candle in a random pattern. Light the nail-studded candle and visualize yourself as guarded, protected, secure.

Wearing iron or carrying a small piece of this metal enhances physical strength and is an excellent talisman for athletes.

Iron is also used during healing rituals. A small piece is placed beneath the pillow at night. This was originally done to scare away the "demons" that had caused the disease but can be thought of as strengthening the body’s ability to heal itself.

Iron rings or bracelets are worn to draw out illnesses from the body. This dates back to at least ancient Roman times.

A curious ritual from Germany to cure toothache: Pour oil onto a piece of heated iron. The fumes which rise from the iron will act on the problem.

In old Scotland, healing stones-quartz crystals or holey stones were kept in iron boxes to guard against supernatural creatures who might steal them.

Iron is also worn for grounding, for closing down the psychic centers, and for impeding the flow of energy from the body. This, of course, isn’t the best during magical ritual but is fine when the subject is under psychic or emotional attack, is physically depleted or wishes to focus on physical matters.

Iron horseshoes and the nails that attach them to the hooves are ancient magical tools. They might have first been used in ancient Greece, where they were called seluna and were associated with the Moon and the goddess Selene.

A horseshoe hung in the home over the front door confers protection.

While theories differ as to the “proper” way to hang the horseshoe, I always place it points up. Ideally, it is to be nailed with three of its original nails.

An old iron horseshoe nail is sometimes bent into a ring (if you can find one long enough) and worn for luck and healing.

If you have had something stolen from you and have a fireplace handy, try this spell. Take a horseshoe nail that you’ve found by chance. Drive this into the fireplace, visualizing the stolen object returning to your home. It is done.

There are still magicians and Wiccans who remove all traces of iron from their bodies before working magic, but this custom is fading into oblivion.

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Apophyllite.

Apophyllite creates a conscious connection between the physical an the spiritual. During astral travel it keeps a strong connection with the physical body, allowing information to be transmitted from the spiritual plane to the physical. This spiritual stone enhances clear sight, stimulating intuition and enabling the future to be accessed. It a really good crystal for scrying. It also promotes introspection into your own behaviour, and the correction of imbalances or flaws that are perceived. It abandons pretence and breaks down reserve. This is the stone of truth, bringing recognition of your true self and allowing that to be shown to the world. Apophyllite releases suppressed emotions. It helps overcome anxiety, worries and fears. It calms apprehension and allows uncertainty to be tolerated. Spiritually this stone calms and grounds the spirit. It has strong links with the spiritual realm - while at the same time allowing you to feel comfortable in your own body. It has a calming effect. It’s an effective stress reducer, releasing mental blocks and negative thoughts. It has the effect of reducing desire.

Stilbite.

This beautiful and delicate crystal resonates with the vibration of Universal Love, helping to open the heart and overcome fear and loss. It’s calming influence brings inner peace and in meditation it gently expands our consciousness to be aware of other realms and dimensions. It helps to quiet the mind and sleeping with it by the bed, it is a soothing ally for those suffering insomnia. It offers amazing support for those who feel overwhelmed with too many tasks or have difficulty making decisions because, by clearing the mind of unconscious clutter, it creates a state of clear, positive thought and helps the mind to focus. 🍂🍁🍂🍁🍂🍁🍂🍁🍂🍁🍂🍁🍂🍁🍂
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First Look: The New Mercedes-Benz S-Class

The new S-Class celebrates its world premiere with extensive innovations at the Auto Shanghai. Among the highlights is an all-new and highly efficient engine range with a series of new technologies for electrification of the powertrain. Intelligent Drive takes another step towards autonomous driving. And the undisputed leader in the premium segment with regard to comfort and wellness sets new standards in the interior. The market launch of the new S-Class starts in the European markets in July of 2017.

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title: they’re all gone (part 1)
pairing: peter parker / reader
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