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I started drawing this before it got upgraded from an AU TO A HEADCANON ORIGIN STORY HEYYO

[caption: image of me in my blue quickie wheelchair with a man standing behind me. We are standing in front of a van with a ‘Cinque Ports mobility’ written on the side.]

My alber twion power assist wheels arrived today. My chair feels brand new with a new axel and new fancy anti tips. I have to wait a few days for the code for the wheels so I can try out the Bluetooth 'hands free’ app feature. Which would mean if I can’t push the wheels I can use a phone app to drive the chair. Which I really can’t wait to try.

Anyway, I am so great full to Chris (standing in the picture) he kept my chair overnight and fitted the wheels, with no labour charge. Then drove to my house to make sure everything fit for me comfortably. I can’t recommend him enough if you live in England he’s in Folkestone him and his team are amazing.

I can’t wait to try out these new wheels after trailing them I know I’m going to get so much independence. I can make it all the way to shops and back by myself now. Even to the beach!

Ok enough of me ranting x

Crystal Tuesday

This week I am doing a stone that I use very frequently, that stone is Tibetan tektite.

Tibetan tektites are one of the most powerful stone to assist someone opening their energy channels, the problem with this is that if these stones are not used properly they could do more harm than good, which is why I am covering this stone.  This stone has a very powerful energy that should not be used by people starting out with crystals and energy work.  
Now let’s start by defining the tektites themselves.  Tektites are found in strewn fields, which are areas where meteorites from a fall are dispersed.  Tektites are what is produced when a large meteorite impacts, I call tektites meteorite babies for this reason.  



Tektites range varies on the Mohs hardness scale from 5 to 9.  
The textbook definition is “Tektite is the name given to a glassy material which is the result of an extra-terrestrial meteorite impact on the Earth’s surface.  The terrestrial material (rocks/sediment) at the impact site either melted, vaporized, or both and were ejected into the Earth’s atmosphere.  Subsequently, molten material re-entered the Earth’s atmosphere and cooled rapidly but scattering far from the original impact zone, which are known as “strewn fields”.  
The word Tektite itself comes from Greek “tektos” which means molten.  
There are 4 well known strewn fields on earth and each is home to its own specific type of tektite. The North American strewn field reaches from Georgia to Texas and is home of the Georgia Tektites and the Bediasite Tektites. The Moldavite strewn field is in Europe, The Ivory Coast strewn field is on the Ivory Coast and the Australasian strewn field reaches from southern Australia up to southern China.  But for this short bio blurb we are just focusing on Tibetan Tektite.



Tibetan Tektite come in many sizes but will always have little holes and scratches on the surface, giving it the gravel-like appearance it has.  
The frequency of Tibetan Tektite connects to all of one’s personal energy making them a very personal stone for the person who uses it, it aids the holder in their inner spiritual journey and aids in expansion of one’s consciousness to aid in acts such as divination, seeing, clairaudience, and more physic abilities.  
In most places where you buy Tibetan Tektite you will see a little bio on it saying that it even aids in “telepathy” because it focuses on opening someone’s energy field to higher power.  In fact, many people that are very bonded with one another, (best friends and partners usually) will sometimes bond their two tektite stones which aids in telepathy with one another.  I know of a married couple that did this and they do seem to communicate telepathically in a way, I would never try this because it is basically giving another person full access to your mind.  
Many people tie their tektite into a necklace to keep it on their person all the time to receive the full benefits.  This is especially true in many places where all tektites are considered scared like in Tibet.  



Witches and other occultists use tektite to help “cross-over” aka help aid astral projection and even lucid dreaming.  
This is a stone that must be cleansed often because of its high energy.
Once again I do not recommend this stone to beginners, but I do live this stone and would recommend it to others that do have experience working with higher vibration crystals.  


-As always
Nick

Ritual to Lilith


Instructions:

Perform this ritual on a night of the dark moon.

Lay out the alter with one black candle upon a dark candle stick, behind a statue or representation of Lady Lilith.

Also place upon the altar a red candle, lower in height to the black one. Where the black candle represents Lady Lilith in the mysteries of the dark, the red represents her passion unleashed.

Write for yourself a spell which incorporates something you desire: love, money, health, learning, revenge … whatever moves you and which you would like Lady Lilith to lend her vast power to assisting you with. Once you have written the spell I suggest you sign your name, or at least make your initials, with a few drops of your own blood. This bonds the spell to your life-force with literal and symbolic power.

You will need a bowl or caldroun into which you can safely cast the burning spell and a burning page of the Old Testament if you choose to use this symbolism.

Prepare the temple by burning incense you find stimulating.

Cleanse yourself. Appear before the alter skyclad, wearing only jewelry appropriate to the ritual. I have a pendant representing Lilith on a necklace which hangs at about the level of my heart.

I also wear a choker with an owl pendant fastened to it: the owl being one of Lady Lilith’s many manifestations.

Sometimes, before I begin – before I have lighted the candles – I kneel in the dark room and say the prayer to darkness: which sets the mood:

Light the candles:

Ring a bell once to purify the air about you.

With the athame draw a circle three times, moving counter clock-wise to create the circle.

As you form the circle chant:

Lady Lilith, I call to thee, dark Goddess of the night realm, Mistress of the night and consort of Lord Lucifer, divine Mistress of passions and Dark Goddess of Liberation, I call to thee and respectfully request thee to be in me.

Lady Lilith, accept my love and devotion, embrace me as I embrace thee, fill my soul with thy fire, take me to thy pleasure.

(When saying “embrace me as I embrace thee” a powerful symbol might be added by embracing yourself. Alternatively, I clasp the Lilith pendant when I say these words).

Lady Lilith, accept my love and send to me thy teachings, for I wish to learn and give thee worthy service and to be thy ally – to you my love and adoration.

When the circle is done kneel at the center and say:

Lady Lilith, Dark Goddess of the night realm, She who fires the passion of all women, I welcome thee into me and ask you to join thy powers to me and work with me that which this night I seek.

Caress yourself gently as you say the following:

Before you I am an incarnate being, in a specific body.
This is my body. My body.
My body is a joy to me
and others should see it in my step, in my smile and in me.
My body is a temple that houses the sacred Me.
My body is sacred and every way I use it is a prayer and a ritual.

This Holy night I open my body, mind and spirit before thee,
to make of myself a vessel into which the waters of thy insight might flow.

Praise Lady Lilith, for her will is strong, and her power great!
In her hands rests this world, and she has promised it for her children,
and for her children alone.

Praise Lady Lilith for she is Will, and her will is our law.
Praise Lady Lilith for she is Love, and her love is our blood.
Praise Lady Lilith for she is Power, and her power is our salvation.
Praise Lady Lilith for she is our Pride, and per pride is our inspiration.
Praise Lady Lilith for she is our desire, and her desire is our being.

Lilith is my Dark Lady – Teacher and Inspiration,
Following Her path I shall be eternal.
She guides me to oppose all Her enemies,
Who are my enemies.
She leads me into the raging waters of understanding.
She fires the passions that burn within my being.
Yeah, I wander a beast with pride on the path of my liberation,
And I my celebrate life in Her names.

Even though I walk through the world of the sheep,
Lady Lilith will lift me above the herd.
I fear the sheep not, nor their empty wrath;
In their face I spit!
For, Oh Lady Lilith, Thou art within me;
Thy desire feeds me.
For, Oh Lady Lilith, Thou art within me;
Thy rage blazens the path for me.

Lady Lilith preparest a feast of the pleasures,
Before the temples of mine enemies.
She crowns my head above them,
My cup of life overflows in Her cause.
Surely desire and passion shall arouse me,
As my pride and will shall make me free.
All the days of my life I will walk the dark path with You.
I shall dwell within Thee, Oh Great Lady Lilith,
In the power of forever.

Too Thee, Oh Great Lady Lilith, I open my soul,
Oh Dark Lady, in You I trust.
Let me not be put to shame;
Let not my enemies exult over me.
Yeah, let none that celebrate You be put to shame;
Let them be ashamed who wantonly hide or decry You.
Allow me to crush all who oppose Your way,
Oh Dark Lady!

Make me to know Thy ways, Oh Dark Lady;
Teach me Thy infernal ways.
Lead me on the path of Thy dark truth.
For Thou art the Goddes of my being;
For Thee I wait all the long day.
Be mindful of my needs, Oh Dark Lady,
From Thy dark passion emflame me,
Open the wells of my desire,
as I focus my desire upon Thee, Oh Lady Liltih.
For Thou art the Goddess of my being;
Thy embrace does set me free.

For in devoution to You, Dark Lady,
I proclaim the sons of Adam to be false,
And their prophecy is lies.
Curse them for the slander they have made,
Against thy name!

(Burning a page from the old Testament can be a highly symbolic and powerful way to invoke this curse and gain the Dark Lady’s favour)

In you, Dark Lady is the truth of life, And for this I love You, for Your sake and mine!

Dark Lady Lilith take my love, offered unto thee from the depths of my heart and soul. Thou art in me, and it is thy way that I seek and do embrace.

Dark Lady, embrace me as I embrace thee.

Take me, make me thy student, that I might better serve thee.
Guide me, that I might fulfill thy cause.
Bless me, that my mind and soul may be opened unto thy way.
Lead me, that I might further thy will within this life and beyond.
Help me, that I might be able to help thee.

Dark Lady Lilith, I lay before thee my desire, for my cause and for thine.

With love I say praise unto thee, Dark Lady Lilith,
true Goddess of my heart and soul,
that I might be forever within thee.

Praise unto Lady Lilith who teaches:
Desire sparks the flame of life,
Will overcomes the shackles of falsity,
Pride overcomes the enslaver,
Fury unleashes the power of making, and
Discord unleashes the trial of evolution.

Praise Lady Lilith who together teaches:

Self-denial is a lie,
Blind faith is a prison,
Karma is weakness,
Fear is the mantra of the dying!

Desire is the flood that overwhelms the false frontiers erected in my mind!
Through desire, I gain strength,
Through strength, I gain power,
Through power, I gain victory,
Through victory, my chains are smashed!

When my chains are smashed,
When my mind is liberated,
When my desire lives unleashed,
The Dark Lady and Lord shall embrace me,
And I shall be free within Them, forever!

With love I say praise unto thee, Dark Lady Lilith, true Goddess of my mind and soul, that I might be forever within thee.

Dark Lady Lilith, hear now my desire:

(Repeat the spell you have written for your desire as many times as you feel is necessary.

When you feel its power within you, burn the parchment upon which it is written – saying as you burn it:)

With this fire, so burns my desire, with this fire so burns my desire!
Lady Lilith take my desire to your heart,
Power of my desire become as the flame,
Burning ever hotter, ever brighter,
Until the day that I live my desire!

Dark Lady hear my cause, and find favour for it on thy path.

Dark Lady Lilith embrace me as I embrace thee.

Take me, make me thy student, that I might better serve thee.
Guide me, that I might fulfill thy cause.
Bless me, that my mind and soul may be opened unto thy way.
Lead me, that I might further thy will within this life and beyond.
Help me, that I might be able to help thee.

Dark Lady Lilith, with love I say praise unto thee,
true Goddess of my heart, mind and soul,
that I might be forever within thee.

What you see outside is what lives inside of me,
And what is inside of me what I present outside to You.
It is visible and it is my garment.
If I bring forth what is within me,
What I bring forth will save me.
If I do not bring forth what is within me,
What I do not bring forth will destroy me.

Awake, O thou whom my soul loveth, and come
Come into my garden, where the spices flow out.
Come into your garden and eat the pleasant fruits.
Come to the temple for the infernal rights of love.
Set me a seal upon thine heart.
Set your soul free; guide my soul into thee!

We are beings of emotion, both tender and strong.
We use them well and we use them badly.
They are there so we can experience the fullness of life,
both the bitter and the sweet.
As the dark defines the light,
our bitter emotions define the sweet.
The surface defines the submerged
and the submerged defines the surface.

I am all that I have experienced.
I am all that I know.
I am all of the energy within this vessel, shaped and fueled by me.
I am a person, and a becoming spirit.
I seek the Dark and yearn to be of the Lilim.
This transforms me in ways that are exciting and unimaginable.

Come to me Oh Queen of Darkness
Ancient, terrible one!
You are known by many names,
and legion are your sisters in the infernal realm.
Come to me this night, and lend your power to my will.

Great is thy Love, Oh Mother Lilith, when thou says:

“Whomsoever of thy loins that will embrace me and seek my path, and in so doing renounce the false one, in them shall I light the black flame, and take them to my bosom as if they were my own Lilim.”

Great is thy Wrath, Oh Mother Lilith, when thou smites:

“But my children, beware the upright ape who dwells in ignorance and pain. For he will tolerate you not, nor allow you peace. His is the way of ignorance, and his illusions of power prosper only when he drives you down. At his hands will you suffer; at my breast will you find succor.”

Lift me to thy breast oh Mother Lilith,
of your power give me succor,
for on your path do I seek,
and in my distress it is your name I call.
For I want not of the ignorance of the Ape,
but seek they will and thy way, Oh Dark Mother.

Praise Lady Lilith,
for Her will is strong and Her power great!
In Her hands rests this world:
She has promised it for Her children,
and for Her children alone.

Praise Lady Lilith for She is Will, and Her will is our law.
Praise Lady Lilith for She is Love, and Her love is our blood.
Praise Lady Lilith for She is Power, and Her power is our life.
Praise Lady Lilith for She is our Pride, and Her pride is our inspiration.
Praise Lady Lilith for She is our desire, and Her desire is our being.

Make a blazing fire of my soul, oh Great Mother!

Make a thundering drum of my heart, oh Great Mother!

Make a raging river of my blood, oh Great Mother!

That I, Thy Lilim, may dance Thy eternal dance for Thee, oh Great Mother!

(You can repeat all or some of the above as many times as you like to enhance the power of the ritual and the meditation within you).

Close the ritual thus: Kneel at the center of the circle and say:

Dark Lady Lilith I thank thee for thy time and the power of thy spirits. Well I bid thee into the night, that our paths might converge again and empower us all.

Lift the circle by reversing the process of creating it (i.e. three circles clockwise with the athame), saying at intervals:

In Nomine dei Lilith Excelsi!

Once this is done release any residual spiritual energy by proclaiming:

“It is done. So mote it be!” and ring the bell once.

Be sure to put out the candles!

Please fire me. The power went out at work today, and my boss asked me if I could fix it. I thought he was joking—apparently he was serious. I’m a part-time secretary.  He’s a member of MENSA with a PhD.  

The newest Barbie is a smart doll you can't touch

Over her nearly 60-year life, Barbie has taken on many forms, but she’s never been a hologram.

Now, though, she is having a truly out-of-body experience, showing up in her first holographic figure, Hello Barbie Hologram. Barbie parent company Mattel unveiled the semi-translucent and chatty AI figure, which lives inside a pink plastic box, on Friday at the New York Toy Fair.

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This is far from Barbie’s first brush with AI. Mattel introduced Hello Barbie artificial intelligence inside a physical Barbie doll in 2015. She was a particularly powerful digital assistant, engaging in conversations about interests, favorite foods and telling jokes. A year later, the AI showed up in Barbie’s first smart home, The Hello Barbie Dreamhouse, where, using voice commands, you could ask the house to give Barbie a ride on the elevator and customize the lights.

Unlike previous Hello Barbie AI’s, Hello Barbie Hologram is designed to be a true digital assistant and will engage on the trigger words “Hello Barbie.” The AI offers speech recognition and is designed to answer questions about the weather, news and is ready to do “anything a digital assistant can do,” a Mattel representative said.

As we approached Hello Barbie Hologram, it was quite clear that she isn’t a true hologram. What we were seeing, a Mattel exec told us was a prototype using “just an effect, there are no lasers.” I could clearly see a 4-inch tall hologram-like Barbie dancing in the box, but it looks like a projection against a diagonal piece of semi-translucent glass. The final product will also be a faked hologram without lasers. To demonstrate Hello Barbie Hologram’s capabilities, they had us shift our gaze to a giant box on display next to the little box.

Out of the darkness emerged a person-sized Barbie hologram, which used the same technology to display as the smaller prototype. While much of the interaction between the Mattel spokesperson and the holographic Barbie appeared to be scripted (at one point, the hologram didn’t even wait for the spokesperson to finish her line), it was also clear how a child might engage with their night-stand-dwelling personal assistant.

When asked “What’s the weather in Malibu today?” the holographic Barbie walked over to a window that suddenly appeared, looked out, gave us a weather report and added that it was perfect flip-flop weather.  A child can even use Hello Barbie Hologram to set reminders. When asked to do this, the hologram takes out her virtual phone and makes a note.

Hello Barbie Hologram is also just as diverse as real-life Barbie, and Mattel demonstrated how, with voice commands, you can change Barbie’s skin tone, ethnicity and body type.

They also showed how Hello Barbie Hologram could act as a sort of playmate, dancing on command and, yes, even dabbing.

Having a Wi-Fi-connected always-listening digital assistant in your child’s bedroom might be cause for concern, and Barbie is no stranger to controversy. In 2015, watchdog groups took Mattel to task for the way it was handling the audio recordings it used to interpret and answer queries. At the time, Mattel told the Washington Post they were “committed to safety and security, and Hello Barbie conforms to applicable government standards.“ They also made it clear to Mashable that they expected children to turn off Hello Barbie when not in use. This time around, the company does not plan to store any of the conversations with Hello Barbie Hologram.

The Hello Barbie Hologram assistant, though is intended to stay on and listen for “Hello Barbie.” Mattel wasn’t clear on how long Hello Barbie Hologram will listen before she turns off.

"We are still exploring how long the listening window will be to provide the optimum conversational experience for kids,” the Mattel rep said, adding that Hello Barbie Hologram is not always listening.

But that leads us to wonder how the hologram can hear the trigger phrase. In addition, nothing will be sent to the cloud unless it’s preceded by “Hello Barbie,” according to Mattel. Hello Barbie Hologram relies on PullStrong for its AI, natural language processing and IoT connectivity to, according to Mattel, “create a safe, cloud-based platform for girls.” They will also use 256-bit encryption for all the data the AI does manage.

Parents, who set up Hello Barbie Hologram via an app, will have some customization control, but it’s too early to say if they will be able to set a listening schedule (for example, “Stop listening or responding after 8 p.m.”). Mattel says parents can turn the device off at any time via the power switch.

Hello Barbie Hologram will ship this fall. Pricing has yet to be set.

Ride 'em, Barbie

The Barbie Dream line is also expanding in the physical realm with a new animatronic horse naturally called Hello Dream Horse. 

Large enough for a typical Barbie doll to ride, the white stallion with a long-flowing golden mane can walk and even dance on its own to three different songs. The Dream Horse, which you get to name, features realistic horse sounds and can even fake eat plastic carrots (you hear a chewing sound). It’s also touch- and voice-sensitive (ask the horse if it’s having fun and it will nod its plastic head). 

Hello Dream Horse has attitude.

Image: Lili Sams/mashable

That mane is insane.

Image: lili sams/mashable

We got a quick demonstration in which a few things became immediately evident: Dream Horse doesn’t move all that smoothly and it lacks any kind of visual sensors to keep it from galloping off a table. 

Even so, it’s probably the most active toy horse Mattel has ever created for Barbie. It also arrives this fall and will list for $99.99.

BONUS: Invisible liquid can make your phone screen as hard as sapphire

Amethyst is an extremely powerful and protective stone, transmuting negative energy into love. This stone is beneficial to the mind, calming or stimulating as required. Its serenity enhances higher states of consciousness and meditation. Amethyst has strong healing power and assists overcoming addictions and blockages of all kinds. Helps with insomnia or nightmares, so it would be an effective addition to your bedtime regime ~ but please never leave a burning candle unattended.

Amethyst makes a wonderful healing stone and when used with the powerful energy of a candle, this holder has the potential to be a powerful healing tool.

This Amethyst tealight candle holder would be a beautiful addition to any collection of mineral and crystal specimens, and would make a perfect gift for a crystal or candle lover.  FIND this lovely here——> 
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So, I enjoyed Moana! Much more visually interesting than Frozen. Anyway, some thoughts: 

- I don’t know enough about Polynesian cultures to know if it was accurate or respectful (or which cultures it drew off of, since obviously they’re not all homogeneous). I’m kinda curious so I may look into that later.

- Sometimes the ocean’s power and assistance as a device felt a bit convenient.

- For some reason I had a hard time hearing any of the crab’s lines so I’ll have to look up what he was singing about bc I totally missed that whole portion.

- Kinda bummed tumblr totally spoiled me on the Te Fiti thing. I think I would’ve guessed, but I would’ve liked to see for myself

Don’t have loads to say tbh. Didn’t get much sleep last night and still kinda woozy

Lahabrea Battle Quotes

Battle Theme: Sound of the End
▸Battle intro: “If I must.”
▸Victory: “For Lord Zodiark.”
▸Defeat: “It matters not…”
▸Taunt: “Ahaha! Why do you try so hard? Death is so easy.”
▸Reacting to Taunt: (Dry, amused, laughter) “I have heard it all before.”
▸Tie: “So it shall be.”
▸Perfect Victory: “You and your kind break so easily.”
▸Final Finisher: “Witness true power!”

- - TAG QUOTES - -

▸Assist: “You must be truly desperate…”
▸Your muse down during Assist: “Not… as planned.”
▸Using item: “Now, what does this one do?”
▸Healing/Buffing: “You must be joking…”
▸Tag Team Special: “Don’t hold me back!”
Initial thoughts on Steven vs. Amethyst

I just watched Cracked the Whip and Steven vs. Amethyst and I really liked the episodes. I mean, we’ve seen destructive self-loathing before, in Pearl’s behaviour, but I mentioned before that these were little pockets of outburst. But I know Amethyst has been consistently called out for her behaviour. That’s actually the analysis I want to bring up next. Because Amethyst is constantly struggling with feelings of inferiority and inadequacy, getting left behind. It manifests in ways that people can label rude, hurtful, or again, destructive. As always, understanding someone doesn’t mean excusing what they’ve done. It just means you can now try to reach them before they do it again.

But right off the top of my head, I think it’s a lot easier to understand Amethyst’s attitude towards Peridot’s limb enhancers. 

If you think about it, her telling Peridot she didn’t need them, is an extension of all the things the gems tell her every day. As she mentions in the episode, “If you want it enough, you’ll get there, you’ll get better” is something she’s told a lot. But similar to Peridot, Amethyst can’t surpass her physical limitations. There are some things you can’t change. But her telling Peridot this, is a reaffirmation on her part. Accepting that Peridot really can’t move past her disability without assistive technology means accepting she herself can’t get physically stronger than her smaller form allows either. And Amethyst didn’t want to believe that.

And I think coming from these two episodes, we know there’s more than one way to be strong. Amethyst tried to fight Jasper head-to-head. She wouldn’t be able to win in a battle like that. Perhaps this approach was enough for opponents like corrupted gems, who feel more vulnerable and in general can’t plan or strategise, but Jasper has both strength and strategy on her side. Jasper didn’t blindly charge into the fight. Though she displayed a lot of brute force, she also planned her attacks, used them in succession, and prevented Amethyst from retaliating. 

One last thing to bring up before the photo posts and my main chunk of analysis, is Amethyst really physically weaker than an ordinary quartz? I would say so. In Too Far, Peridot points out that Amethyst can do everything ordinary soldiers can. I believe that’s true. Her attacks, her weapons, her abilities, are things that we’ve seen Jasper do as well. It’s the degree to which she can do those things where the discrepancy comes in. I mentioned before that gems can’t really get physically bigger or stronger. They come with limited matter that doesn’t change. This was confirmed in Greg the Babysitter. Gems can’t grow. They can change their beliefs, learn new skills, but they can’t grow. And the last two episodes have showed us that Amethyst really is physically weaker. But that’s okay. She can benefit from strategy; she can learn from someone who quite literally, wasn’t built for fighting, Pearl. And now that Pearl feels a little better about herself, maybe such an exercise is possible.

We see more great development from Steven too. We know he’s been struggling with fitting in and feeling like one of the gems. That’s been his insecurity since Season One. And those feelings don’t really go away if they haven’t been addressed. So seeing the resurface of these feelings today, for me, fleshed out his character. 

Yes, Steven has come so far, but how does Steven feel about all this? Does he know the gems are proud of him? More importantly, does he feel proud of himself? That’s an important question, because we don’t really feel ourselves grow. Not only that, but as Steven discovers more of his abilities, people around him increasingly draw parallels to Rose. But I’ve mentioned many times, Steven is not Rose. And in this episode, we see that Steven doesn’t want to be her either.

And even though Steven always appears self-assured and confident, this is someone who, at every action and every word, feels he’s being compared not to Rose Quartz, his mother, but to “Rose Quartz” the gem whose life has become more or less perfect in death. This is an impossible standard and he knows it, but that doesn’t stop Steven from feeling things from it.

Steven still struggles with feelings of inferiority. If Amethyst is pegging her abilities against what a “real” quartz soldier should be, Steven is doing the same to the “idea” of Rose. I liked Steven vs. Amethyst because both were able to air out their feelings. It’s something neither would admit, but now it’s there. And yes, there are elements of destructiveness, but at the very least, the power dynamic more or less had them at equals, who could argue and call each other out, and talk, because as I’d mentioned before, this wouldn’t be possible for a character like Pearl. 

I do have more thoughts on these episodes. More about these two characters, and Jasper, and the gem monsters, and I’ll have them up later. These two did stick out to me though and I really liked the episodes. Healing is messy and as an audience, we were also hit with the reality that sometimes, people just don’t want to talk about their problems, and that there is a messy extraction before getting anywhere.

anonymous asked:

Yeah narumayo's a great ship. If you're a homophobic (anti-narumitsu) pedophile supporter (7 year age gap) who likes power rape (boss-assistant) fantasies.

Man, I’m so proud, this is my first anon hate I’ve ever received

First of all I’m gay, which you would have known if you literally took one look at my blog so no I’m not homophobic. Neither ships are canon so not shipping them isn’t homophobic lmao.

I don’t ship them in trilogy, because she’s a teenager, I only ship them in the newer games where she is a legal adult, where she is 28, a lot of adults have age gaps. My parents are 8 years apart, does that mean my dad is a pedophile? So no I’m not a pedophile supporter

And I don’t understand how it’s a rape fantasy at all. I haven’t seen anything in canon that would give off the impression that it’s a rape fantasy.

Thank you for your time.

By the way, my statement still stands; narumayo is a good ship

i’m suddenly getting a lot of peeps asking for a trickster kanaya but i’m laying on the floor stumped on what her tasty trickster treat should be

i want a treat that’s a little unorthodox (but i don’t mean something that’s completely left field, just a “ppl wouldn’t think of this thing” thing) ?

A-Z GEMSTONES

UNAKITE

Unakite has gentle but powerful energy. It can assist one in finding our animal guide. It is also a stone that is helpful for gardening. Unakite is also a good protection stone. Unakite brings unconditional love of humanity, connection and reunion. Unakite is considered to be very helpful for pregnancy and childbirth. It can help with healing of abandonment and separation issues. Unakite is said to benefit the heart, circulatory system, female reproductive system, male reproductive system (to a lesser extent), and ease pregnancy.

Unakite aids those have difficulty in releasing their emotions. Ukanite aids in this release with the release causing a period of transition. The transition being positive, helps develop general awareness. Its beautiful energy that searches for truth in all things and helps to find and identify the underlying causes, regardless of which plane they exist in.

Unakite Gemstone Meaning:

Unakite, also called epidote, derives its name from the Greek epidosis, meaning “growing together”. It is a combination of red jasper and green epidote solidly bound together. From this we get the meaning that what comes together belongs together. Unakite (or Epidote) can be used to draw off negative energy and blockage from the Heart Chakra.

Unakite is said to lift your spirits when you are feeling down - this is the gemstone to help you to see the beauty in life. It is also used to uncover deception.

Used in magic spell casting, Unakite will give the user a more confident control of any spell, and the user will find things that have been lost.

Chakras: Heart, Solar Plexus
Astrological Sign: Scorpio
Color: Moss green & salmon
Energies: Power

IMAGE CREDIT TheSageGoddess via Etsy

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anonymous asked:

Sorry if this is a plot related question, but was that the first time someone has ever died in a battle with Vanessa? She seemed very shaken up about it, but her gym has a reputation for being the "wakeup call", so I was just wondering about that. Also, are limiters only put on the gym leaders or are they also on their teammates as well?

The gym was known as the “wake-up call” because they sent many battlers to the hospital. Momo wasn’t the first battler to succumb to her injuries though but it’s one of the few times where Vanessa sent a battler to the ER like that. The limiter was given to her and the other gym leaders to prevent situations like that, really.

Also it depends on the gym leader’s teammates on whether they get a limiter or not. Usually during the Challenge, the gym leader’s teammates are just trainees/assistants whose power levels are low enough to challenge a team without limiters. But gym leaders usually do have their own professional teammates and they can be given limiters if they feel like fighting in gym battles for the heck of it.