power of the creator

  • The male benders in ATLA: Really good. They worked hard to get where they are skill wise and while it hasn't always been easy, they are capable and can hold their own in a fight. One of them was even the Avatar, which is pretty impressive since he mastered the elements at age twelve, rather than start learning at 16 like most Avatars.
  • The female benders in ATLA: Inarguably the most powerful and unmatched humans in the entire world. Prodigies, masters, and creators of subbending styles. One was compared in skill to the Fire Lord at age EIGHT and able to perform one of the rarest and most difficult forms by 14. She couldn't be defeated by another's (even the Avatar's) bending alone. Only faced defeat when fighting two other master benders while on the verge of a complete mental breakdown (officially being defeated by different female bender). Another held an entire city up by a single turret while standing on unstable ground, and then went on to invent her own bending style at the age of twelve. One mastered her element in mere WEEKS, mastered bloodbending and defeated the woman who INVENTED IT the FIRST TIME SHE EVER ATTEMPTED IT, held her own against a master waterbender without ANY TRAINING, and fully healed someone from a fatal wound, making her a master at two vastly different forms of waterbending at the age of 14. A female Avatar quite literally reshaped the planet and created her own ISLAND. AND MOVED IT ACROSS THE SEA. These women shown in the show are not only the most powerful and talented females in their universe, but also in almost any known piece of television or fiction, all while being completely fleshed out and complex characters, not being defined as nothing but 'strong'. Each has their own personality, strengths, and weaknesses.
International Women’s Day: Adventure Time

One of my favorite qualities about this show

 is the diverse range of strong female characters

all with completely different personalities,

 all with depth, good and bad sides, 

and two male protagonists who always treat them right. 

Good job Adventure Time creators.

Aries are described as brash and offensive, egocentric and reckless..but they are exploring life with the bare innocence of a child, chartered by brilliant imagination, they are putting together a personality, so they are learning at every moment. Taureans are gluttonous, obsessed with food and overeat comes up a lot… I think it’s more the expression of a high sensory sensitivity, a longing for gourmet and culinary delight… Taurus is the enjoyment of good food and good wine … wellness and pleasure… Gemini is not so ‘split’ in the sense of being purely binary, but rather very adaptable and multiple, they can wear a thousand faces with some sort of chameleon magic… Cancer is not merely an obedient mother, but more the zodiac’s most powerful, enchanted protector, guardian, and creator. Cancer is how we find God, through the channel that bought us life. Cardinal energy can be a great assault and Water is no weak element… Leo is as egocentric and grandiose as he is self conscious and self contemptuous. In his mirror is not always a royal lion but also a frightened child… Virgo not so much compulsive in cleanliness but more the individual needs to structure the environment in an order that makes some sort of sense in her mind, doesn’t have to for the rest of us… there are patterns they make no one else can see…Libra is not avoidant or always threatened by conflict, some of the world’s most formidable leaders are Libras…many pioneering female leaders in history. Saturn, the sign of social standing and prestige exalts in Libra. Scorpio information centres around their brutality, envy, and violatily. But Scorpio is also the great healer, the underworld sorceress, the wise mystic. Sagittarius is not an air headed backpacker nor a simple clown… Sagittarius is a sign of tremendous spiritual potential, intuition for symbolism, and deep psychological work. There is a guru that rests inside Sagittarius. Capricorn is not always so cold and self interested in professional ascension. Often there is a significant human concern and conscience. They cherish the accreditation and recognition of people more than others realise. Aquarius is not always bizarre and eccentric but rather a direct expression of a purely individual spirit, this isn’t always flamboyant and grand, but an Aquarius walks to his own beat in life, and he wouldn’t even notice or try to be eccentric… Pisces can be regarded as weak and melancholic, although the greater benefic Jupiter rules Pisces… fortune is found where they seek with the spirit… much power can be wielded by the Pisces sign

Them: I’m such a CC addict, my Mods folder is like 3GB now.


Me:

While praying one day a woman asked, “Who are you, God?” He answered, “I Am.”

“But who is, ‘I Am?” She asked.

He replied, “I am Love, I am Peace, I am Grace, I am Shelter, I am Power, I am the Creator, I am the Comforter,
I am the Beginning and the End. I am the Way, Truth, and the Life.”

With tears in her eyes, she looked toward heaven and said, “Now I understand. But who am I?”

God tenderly wiped the tears from her eyes and whispered,

“You are mine.”

~text via Through the Grace of God

me: i just want my ocs to be happy for once

friend: you’re their creator. you literally have the power to just let them be happy

me:  ✔ Seen 8:57

Companions, Guides, Thoughtforms, Oh my!

What follows are my personal definitions that I use to define and describe spirits.

THOUGHTFORMS These are human-created spirits. This does not make them weaker, smaller, or less “real” than spirits born of Nature. Humans are, after all, powerful creators. So the spirits we create are equally as real and valid as those born elsewhere. Thoughtforms may be sentient or they may not be. Many tend to gain sentience over time. They are often created for a purpose, such as to be a guardian, a friend, or to perform a specific task. Thoughtforms may become companions.

COMPANIONS These are spirits that are our, well, companions! They may be thoughtforms or nature-born. Companion spirits may serve many roles, such as guardians, guides, teachers, and friends. Companions are found in life; people are typically not just born with companion spirits. Companions these days are often bought in a shop, but they may also be found through journeys and adventures. A person may have an unlimited amount of companions.

GUIDES Guides are spirits that are different than companions. Guiding spirits are often assigned to us at birth or at stages of our life when we are in need. Most everyone has guiding spirits, baring very special circumstances. Some guides are with us for life, and others come and go. There are guiding spirits of every circumstance in life, for example the guiding spirit of Heartbreak. He goes to a person experiencing heartbreak and guides them through this hard time. When they are healed, he moves on to the next person. Sometimes guides will want to be with you regularly in your day to day life. Other guides ask to remain undisturbed and will only be with you in your times of need. New guides may be sought out by talking to your old guides, prayer, and petitioning a deity.

GUARDIANS Guardian spirits are those spirits which take on a role of protecting someone, a place, or a thing. In this context we are talking about personal guardians that keep us safe. A guardian may be assigned to a person in the same way that guides are. They may also be sought out by talking to your old guides or guardians, prayer, and petitioning a deity. Guardians may be called on in times of danger, when you sense something bad is going down astrally or magically or in general, or even in circumstances such as nightmares, astral travels, or any time you are feeling unsafe.

power trip // j cole

Am I the only one who always headcanoned that Tobias is the Ellimist?

Because I’ve always headcanoned that Tobias is the Ellimist.  

This idea originated when I was rereading The Andalite Chronicles and this one passage near the end stuck out to me.  Elfangor and Loren are standing over the Time Matrix, and he tells her to

«Imagine your Earth, your home just as it is today… We need to go back in time.  Back before your mother would have noticed you missing.  But not before the Skrit Na took you or we would undo this entire timeline…  Imagine that you are eighteen and that everyone who has ever know you expects you to be eighteen.»

“Is this really going to work?”

«I don’t know.»

The Andalite Chronicles p. 399

That’s right, sports fans: Elfangor and Loren created the universe.  At the very least, they created the universe in which the entire Animorphs series takes place.  They deliberately manufacture a time paradox—one in which Loren is simultaneously on Earth (so no one notices she’s gone) and bopping around the galaxy with Elfangor (to preserve the loop that created the paradox in the first place) for over two months.  One needs no further proof of the resultant universe’s impossibility than the fact that Chapman appears back on Earth after having been kidnapped and then killed, and yet he would have had to have died in order for Loren to create that Earth for him to return to in the first place.  

It’s also left ambiguous as to whether Chapman remembers being that alternate version of himself the way that Loren does.  He claims not to know her or Esplin 9466, yes, but they also don’t exactly hook him up to a polygraph to check—and he is a known liar.  It might even be possible that Loren makes herself forget all aliens, several years down the line…  We see subconscious longings and urges drive the will of the Time Matrix almost as much as conscious desires do (Loren perceiving the McDonald’s cashier as a face without eyes, Elfangor making his soul-tree the center of his universe, Esplin 9466 conjuring creatures that a yeerk fears to use as weapons), so it’s possible that she however-accidentally built a reset button into her conception of the universe, such that she was always going to forget all about aliens the moment Elfangor was gone from her life.

But I digress.  The point is: the Time Matrix is a literally omnipotent object, and the people who attempt to use it inevitably make some mistakes and have some unintended consequences.  Just look at Visser Four accidentally erasing Albert Einstein from existence.  

So what does this have to do with the Ellimist?  Well, I think Elfangor (and to some extent Loren) created him.

In the chronology of the Animorphs series, there is no hard evidence of the Ellimist’s existence (or non-existence, for that matter) before Elfangor and Loren use the Time Matrix for the first time.  He makes no appearance in The Hork-Bajir Chronicles or Visser, and his own Ellimist Chronicles might be retrospective only for reasons I’ll get to later.  So then the Ellimist’s first appearance comes just as Elfangor makes contact with the Time Matrix, as “a being like nothing I could have imagined.  It saw me.  It saw us all.  And it laughed” (Andalite Chronicles).  

What’s interesting is that there are apparently multiple opinions about the existence of the Ellimist(s) before this moment.  When Elfangor suggests that the Ellimist(s) created the Time Matrix, both Alloran and Arbron dismiss this belief as an outdated fairy story.  Apparently only some of the andalites believe that the Ellimist exists, and even that belief is not regarded as being particularly plausible or normative.  Furthermore, those who do believe in the Ellimists seem to think there are several, and yet we know that there is only one.  

So what if the Ellimist in fact doesn’t exist… until Elfangor creates him?

We know from the mashup of realities that results immediately afterward that the Time Matrix is an incredibly powerful object, one that can not only create entire universes but can change the laws of physics, chemistry, and quantum mechanics to suit the desires of the user.  We also know that the Ellimist we see in reality does not quite match the stories of the Ellimists that Elfangor mentions: there’s only one of him, after all, he does not in fact create the Time Matrix that we know about, and he’s not willing to gift the andalites anything they can’t make themselves.  In fact, the Time Matrix is quite possibly more powerful than either the Ellimist or Crayak, given that neither of them shows the ability to change the past and yet it can.  Therefore, IMHO it’s less likely that the Ellimist created the Time Matrix, and more likely that the Time Matrix created the Ellimist.  

We know that these kinds of paradoxes (i.e. Elfangor creating a being who has then been there all along) are possible using the Time Matrix (MM3).  Thanks to whacky time travel in this series, Jake dies before he is ever born, John Berryman is never born at all thanks to a string of events that require John Berryman to have been born in order to exist (MM3), the Animorphs being present to save the Meercora from the comet nullified the effect of the Animorphs being present to save the Meercora from the comet (MM2), and Jake literally exists in two places at once for a while before once again kicking the bucket (#11).  (Apparently, time travel does not agree with him.)  So it is very possible that the Ellimist doesn’t exist until Elfangor wills him into being, but that once he’s there he has always been there.  Because the Time Matrix is literally omnipotent like that.

Assuming that the Ellimist only came into being in that moment, his backstory then comes into existence because it’s what Elfangor imagines for him (Ellimist Chronicles).  In the instant where the Ellimist first appears, Elfangor is alone, cut off from his species, in love with someone he can’t be with, and forced to learn to adapt to living on his own.  He is literally being sucked to his death through the void of space after having been taught an excruciatingly powerful lesson in the dangers of making short-sighted decisions (Andalite Chronicles).  Ergo, the life history his subconscious creates for the Ellimist not only populates in these elements, it also nicely explains why he has heard so many stories of this all-powerful being: it casts the Ellimist as the creator of the andalites.

The andalites only exist because they were created by the Ellimist, who only exists because he was created by an andalite.  John Berryman’s parents only never meet because Cassie intervenes because John Berryman gets infested by Visser Four which is only possible because John Berryman’s parents met and gave birth to him.  

Anyway, all of that got me thinking: maybe the Ellimist wasn’t Elfangor and Loren’s only creation.  

Then again, maybe he was.  

Going beyond the fact that the Ellimist talks to Tobias more than any other Animorph, there are some interesting parallels between them.  They have pretty literally the same perspective on the events of the series: Tobias describes seeing humans as “hair ovals” and feeling as though he loses a dimension or two any time he’s on the ground (#23), whereas the Ellimist is described as a three-dimensional person talking to stick figures (Andalite Chronicles).  When talking with the Ellimist, Tobias perceives himself as a mixture of human and bird parts (#13); when manifesting himself, the Ellimist imagines himself in his original Ketran body which is comprised of human-like and bird-like body parts (Ellimist Chronicles).  

However, both of them work hard to transcend their original bodies: Tobias deliberately becomes a nothlit to escape his human life, and the Ellimist allows his original Ketran body to fall into a black hole in order to transcend physical life and achieve a new form of being.  The Ellimist repeatedly mentions that Rachel is his favorite Animorph; if you have any question at all about who Tobias’s favorite Animorph is then you’re clearly reading a different book series than I am.  In fact, Rachel herself describes the Ellimist as being “just a kid like me” after seeing his life—maybe she’s being more literal than we realize (#54).  The hork-bajir view Tobias as a messiah figure; the andalites have the same perspective on the Ellimist.  Toomin is “unique to the universe” (Ellimist Chronicles); Tobias is “one of a kind” (MM3).  

Maybe the parallels exist because they’re the same person.  Maybe this is who Tobias is destined to become after he dies.  Maybe the One absorbs Tobias at the end of the series, and Tobias survives after a fashion to do battle with the One.  Maybe Tobias escapes the One with music and sadness and mourning for his lost people.  Maybe Tobias then achieves a higher form of being, one that enables him to go back and ensure his own existence.  

If that’s the case, then the Ellimist never breaks the rules of his and Crayak’s game.  He just defends his own life.  

Chronologically, the Ellimist’s first major intervention in the time stream is simultaneously pulling Elfangor out of his vacation on Earth and ensuring that Tobias survives the change.  It should break the rules of his and Crayak’s game—and yet it wouldn’t, if he was just saving his own life (Andalite Chronicles).  If the Ellimist doesn’t intervene the first time he does in The Stranger, the Animorphs will be eaten by a taxxon—and if he doesn’t intervene the second time, Visser Three will kill and eat Tobias (#7).  Drode argues (with good reason) that the Ellimist had a hand in ensuring the Animorphs were standing just above where the Time Matrix was buried when Elfangor landed there to try and retrieve it; as Back to Before shows, if Tobias hadn’t become an Animorph then he would have become a quasi-voluntary controller and then been shot in the head (MM4).  

The Ellimist makes a huge intervention in the time stream in The Change when he saves the hork-bajir and gives Tobias his morphing power back.  Regaining the ability to morph might simply save Tobias’s life because it extends his life span far beyond that of a typical red-tailed hawk (#33).  However, it also potentially prevents Tobias from just giving up and killing himself, which he has already attempted (#3) and is considering again as an alternative to starving to death (#13). At the end of The Change the Ellimist asks Tobias “Are you happy?” because that’s what he’s really accomplished: changing Tobias’s answer from “no” to “maybe” (#13).  

When the Ellimist next intervenes in the lives of the Animorphs (#26) the competition between his team and Crayak’s for the fate of the Iskoort, it’s more or less exactly what it looks like—the only difference is that Ellimist only agrees because he already knows he’ll win, and that victory will enable him to continue to intervene and keep the Animorphs alive.  Of course the Ellimist comes to Rachel at the moment she transitions from being a body to being a pure soul (#54), and of course he considers her one of the most impactful people in the universe.  It is very possible that the hallucination of Elfangor which saves Tobias’s life in The Illusion was caused by the Ellimist, again to preserve his own life (#33).  

Like I said, all of this is pure speculation.  I have no idea whether it’s even a valid interpretation of the text.  I just like to imagine that maybe when Elfangor and Loren brought this world into being, they had a happy accident along the way.  That the Animorphs’ “eyes in the sky” might be the only guy in the universe capable of manipulating its fabric (#39).  That one day when Rachel dies, the revelation about their guardian angel is something she never could have expected.  That the guy looking out for the universe is one who can find the balance between killing one baby skunk and saving the rest of the litter, who sees a meteor crashing toward the Earth as the opportunity that everyone around him has missed.  

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Take your problems, and place in them in the Hands of Allah. Don’t hurt yourself in the process of trying to fix everything - you are only human. The One who created the heart is the One who is able to fix the burden inside of it.

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Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman review – nice dramatic narratives, but where’s the nihilism?
With its chatty gods and gentle giants, Gaiman’s good-natured version of the mythos lacks brutal tragedy at its heart
By Ursula K Le Guin

Ursula K. Le Guin, one of my favorite writers, reviews the new Neil Gaimen interpretation of “Norse Mythology” and gives it an honestly brutal treatment.

“For the Norse myths, we really have no original, only interpretations. Most of the material was first written down by a single monk a century or more after Christianity had outlawed and supplanted the “heathen” religion of northern Europe. Later came scholarly attempts to translate and present the stories so as to glimpse what the lost original versions may have been.

Then came use of elements of the mythos in drama and opera, free adaptations for modern readers, and the appearance of increasingly familiar tropes in books for young children, cartoons, graphic presentations, animated films, and so on. A luxuriant growth indeed from the few, fragile stems of medieval manuscripts, one of which lay hidden for several centuries in a barn in Iceland.

Their survival is remarkable, for the Norse tales are about as un-Christian as you can get: no all-powerful creator deity, no human virtue rewarded but courage in battle, and on the Last Day, no salvation for anybody. Their fascination for us may be this near-nihilism: a world created essentially by nobody out of nothing, an existence of endless warfare and the rivalry of brutal, dishonest powers, ending in defeat for all. In contrast, the classical myths retold to us through centuries of splendid verbal and visual art can seem pallid. The stark cruelty and essential hopelessness of the Norse stories suits the artistic taste of the last century, our hunger for darkness.”
….
“Gaiman plays down the extreme strangeness of some of the material and defuses its bleakness by a degree of self-satire. There is a good deal of humour in the stories, the kind most children like – seeing a braggart take a pratfall, watching the cunning little fellow outwit the big dumb bully. Gaiman handles this splendidly. Yet I wonder if he tries too hard to tame something intractably feral, to domesticate a troll.”
…..
“What finally left me feeling dissatisfied is, paradoxically, the pleasant, ingratiating way in which he tells it. These gods are not only mortal, they’re a bit banal. They talk a great deal, in a conversational tone that descends sometimes to smart-ass repartee. This chattiness will be familiar to an audience accustomed to animated film and graphic narrative, which have grown heavy with dialogue, and in which disrespect is generally treated as a virtue. But it trivialises, and I felt sometimes that this vigorous, robust, good-natured version of the mythos gives us everything but the very essence of it, the heart.”

Yami Bakura has Ishizu, Odion, and Pegasus dialogue too, and dispensed some Yami Marik foreshadowing! And that’s everyone so far ^^

Ishizu: You’re… The owner of the Millennium Ring’s dark personality. Since Marik’s dark personality has vanished, you have been freed from your seal.
Yami Bakura: Yes, thanks to that. However…… Marik’s dark personality hasn’t vanished.
Ishizu: !!
Yami Bakura: He will eventually appear in this world…… That is my prophecy. Hahaha……
Ishizu: ……At that time, i will battle Marik.
Yami Bakura: Ha! Well said! Well, if you want me to defeat him, then call me. I need to pay him back……I’ll defeat him for you! Hahahaha!!

Yami Bakura: Long time no see, baldy. Where’s your master? Where’s Marik’s dark personality?
Odion: …Master Marik defeated the darkness. The fact that you’re free from your dark seal is proof.
Yami Bakura: Hahaha……Are you sure about that?
Odion: What?
Yami Bakura: Marik’s dark personality was unable to come to the surface because of your presence, right? So if I defeat you, will he show up again?
Odion: That……will never happen!
Yami Bakura: Hahaha…. Don’t be so angry. I saved your life, after all. Besides, he will show up in this world, regardless of whether you’re alive or dead! No doubt about it! Hahahaha!!

Yami Bakura: Hey. You’re looking good, Pegasus.
Pegasus: You’re……
Yami Bakura: I have no business with you any longer, but I’ll play with you. Make sure to try hard so that you don’t get pummeled! Hahahaha!
Pegasus: ……I don’t know where that confidence is coming from. Fine. I’ll show you the power of the creator of Duel Monsters!

The 100 season 4

Becca first developed what we know as nightblood for the Eligius Mining Company for the long duration missions. Criminals were put into hypersleep and given nightblood to protect against solar radiation. Where did the criminals go? 

“Contact lost with asteroid mining penal colony” article open while talking about 2048. 

The Becca’s rocket is called Vesta IV. Vesta is also the name of the second largest asteroid in the main belt of asteroids of our solar system. Did they go there?

Becca met Alie in 2051, she needed an avatar.  After Alie’s “Too many people” speesh, Becca locked Ali in the Faraday’ cage. While Becca was working on the neural interface of Alie 2.0, Alie 1.0 got through the black ice encryption and got out of the Faraday Shield. Then Alie cracked systems and hacked nuclear launch codes. The poison pill virus didn’t kill her. Who helped Alie? Who was that  “stupid son of a bitch”? 

And here we have “The enigmatic Bill Cadogan, who has long preached of a coming apocalypse for which he says he can provide salvation”. 

Cadogan gave the speech about the end of the world 2 weeks before the bombs. He preached that the four horsemen of the apocalypse may come in any form. War, Famine, The Environment. «Everything we once trusted has turned on us. Government, religion, even technology become a weapon in their hands used to poison our minds. I know, you’re in pain, but it doesn’t have to be like this. There is a way out of the darkness. I can show it to you. You can be saved. Join me, and together from the ashes we will rise.» 

“There is no pain in The City of Light”, right?

What are the chances that Cadogan invested in Becсa’s research and knew about Ali?

The emblem of the cult is similar to the logo on the island where Ali was created.

I think, Alie created The City of Light with Cadogan before the apocalypse. Jaha converted a nuclear warhead into a power source.” With the added power, ALIE was able to complete the work she began with her creator a hudred years ago”-that what he said to Murphy in 3.01.

Their faith was based on 12 seals. Celebrities, entrepreneurs, royalty could unlock the twelfth ceal. But did they survive?

«THERE IS NO SECOND DAWN BURN IN HELL CADOGAN».

Becca landed on Polis territory with injections of Nightblood and Ali 2.0. 

Storage box Ali 2.0 was with a clean metal rim.

97 years later we have 12 clans. Corporate logo became the sacred symbol of the commander. And the Ali 2.0 storage box has a skull image. The same as on the walls of Polis.

Becca became the first Commander. Who was the first Flamekeeper?  

The grounders’ religion looks like the next step in promoting the cult of “The Second Dawn”. And the City of Light had to be the last step to the salvation.

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Some of my old drawings.It is assumed each had a name that I don’t fucking remember.

By me ;) Carmen E.R.

I think there’s nothing new to do sometimes I do a drawing and then I realize that it looks like another do for someone else (I don’t like copy because it is notorious… always. Maybe some artist inspire me)  What can arise from the creativity someone did before and someone will do after. How much is the creation of something new?
Of course there is the possibility of creating something that has never been done But…? The mind is so conditioned to the images that we sees everywhere

Meditation is perhaps a good way to do it, empty the mind and let the imagination do its own thing or in meditation connect with other planes and let your hand be moved by another entity with which I have connected or guide me through An idea, images, concepts, mental connection, whatever. Much of what I know (which is perhaps very little) I’ve learned it that way.

In addition I believe that the occult artist must achieve Excellence (not in terms of beauty) but in terms of the excellence in showing the work for those who must see, see and for those who sees it to do it beyond the form.

On the other hand who wants to reach beauty in their art approaches “god one” to “creator god” since the perfection, power and beauty are their characteristics and their traps, well deformation of time / space too and bla bla.

It’s just my way of seeing this

Dear Exalted Playing Friends: You Need To Know About Sun Mice

They’re a canonical creature listed in COTD: North (2e), and they are possibly the best thing. Here’s the entry for them (followed by commentary):

“The Solar temple-manse at the heart of Whitewall may be Creation’s last pristine example of High First Age religious architecture. The numerous mosaics and bas-reliefs depicting the glory and deeds of the Unconquered Sun include numerous small figures of… mice. Such figures now puzzle savants of the Second Age. It has been too long since the Unconquered Sun sent his subtly powerful agents into Creation- the mice of the sun.

These rodents are somewhat larger than ordinary mice but look otherwise ordinary. Only when the light strikes them in the right way does the fur on their backs reflect the eight-point symbol of their master.

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Becca/Cadagon Spec

This post is purely speculative and I am aware that it is highly unlikely to happen but I did want to share the results of a massive Crowdfunding Meta:

I was discussing the discovery of the “Season Save” for each Season and when it occurred and we realized that the answer to the Season’s problem is never put into play until the Season Finale, but the way to save the Season is typically hinted at/foreshadowed episodes before:

In S1, they used hydrazine to create a Ring of Fire in Episode 113, but hydrazine and it’s explosive capabilities are first introduced in 109.

In S2, they irradiated Mt. Weather with Clarke and Bellamy pulling the lever, but Clarke pulling a lever (and introducing radiation to the Mountain) is foreshadowed in 201, Clarke put her hand on a lever and Jasper said if she pulled the lever everyone would die. 

In S3, Clarke unites the Flame and the City of Light chip to destroy ALIE and the CoL, but ALIE 2.0 (the Flame) is hinted at in 306 with Raven asking ALIE why there’s a second version of her code and Murphy’s discovering of the wall art detailing Becca’s return to Earth. 

In trying to find the Season Save for S3, however, I actually hit on a conversation between Jaha and Murphy in episode 301:

Murphy: “She’s the one who ended the world!”

Jaha: “Wrong. She didn’t end the world, she saved it.“

Jaha also says later: "With the added power, A.L.I.E. Was able to complete the work she began with her creator a hundred years ago.”

Which made me think: 

Was the City of Light always the plan? Because the above sentence from Jaha clearly states that ALIE completed work, so perhaps when Jaha says ALIE saved the world maybe he meant it literally? She saved the world? In digital form?

And that ^^^ made me think about ALIE’s original purpose. What was it? We know her core command was to “Make Life Better”. But what was the actual problem she was trying to solve? ALIE identified the problem as “too many people”, but this is obviously not what Becca intended. So then I began to think was Becca using ALIE to create a map of the world (i.e. the City of Light) that could be used as what was essentially the Matrix, and if so why did she even think that was necessary? 

Because Becca and ALIE had almost completed their work on the City of Light before Becca locked her away and she didn’t expect ALIE to launch the nuclear missiles when the began working on the City of Light. 

So Sam raised the question of when creation of the City of Light began. And that’s when Cadogen entered the equation.

We already know that Becca and Cadogen were connected. Maybe Becca was a part of his doomsday cult? We know that The 100 has a fascination with the numbers “13″ and “12″, with 13 typically being an unlucky number, 12 Space Stations-One blown out of the sky, 12 Clans-Arkadia being the 13th, etc. What if there is a “13th” level to Cadogan’s cult.

What if that 13th level is where the Cryo Chambers (this speculation was original @rosymamacita‘s) are located, and what if the the 13th level isn’t just Cryo chambers, it’s Cryo Chambers AND the City of Light chip combined. Therefore when people were in the Cryo Chambers and sleeping they could still interact with one another in the City of Light. 

I hit a brief roadblock when thinking about the fact that Cadogen seemed to be anti-tech in the Second Dawn video Bellamy, Jaha and Clarke watched in 403, but that doesn’t really seem to be possible when one considers that his symbol is found on Becca’s microscope in her lab and even in the bunker that serves as her crypt. 

Which led me to the idea that perhaps Cadogen was “anti-tech” for the purpose of raising money. He used fear-mongering to create the anti-tech hype in order to get more money to fund Becca’s work, in the articles Sam and Gina pulled from 403 people were paying up to 10,000,000 dollars to unlock the 12th seal.

And that thought led to another thought: 

What if Abby’s line about Becca using the radiation chamber to test cures for cancer wasn’t a throwaway line? Remember, in the City of Light you can get rid of all of your deformities? Why build that into its programming without a reason? What if the Cryo/CoL situation was initially being used to save cancer patients who might have been getting close to death?

Which prompted the following in Sam: Maybe the City of Light was the original “make life better” plan, because it was a place to go to get rid of deformities and pain. When Becca asks ALIE how she plans to fix the root problem, she’s EXPECTING her to say virtual reality, instead she says “too many people”    and so the CoL never gets finished because Becca locks ALIE away.

Perhaps  it was meant to be “make life better for people suffering from ailments" not just “make life better”.

More from Sam on this line of thinking: What if the CoL was originally something you could visit? Like if you had loved ones stored in there, you could spend a couple hours with them before returning to the real world? But ALIE decided that the CoL was better than the real world so when she developed it without Becca, she made the chip unremovable. 

Chris (Becca’s boyfriend) had to have been working with Becca and Cadogen. When his friends find him (the ones who were there when ALIE showed Becca her new avatar coincidentally) they say: “I knew it. The news was wrong. It wasn’t China. The stupid son of a bitch let A.L.I.E. out.” What if Cadogen’s followers were getting antsy because they were funneling money and not seeing any results? Cadogen gave his anti-tech speech only 2 weeks before ALIE launched the nukes, what if Cadogen released ALIE and only planned to launch one nuke to show his followers that the threat was real and so they should keep paying? 

Either way I know we haven’t seen the end of Cadogen and I suspect we’re going to be seeing more of Becca as well

So…..lots of thoughts here, compiled with the help of @forgivenessishardforus @ginalou16 @the-ships-to-rule-them-all

Feel free to add on, comment with yay or nay, etc!!!

Fandom, Queer Validity & Overwatch

A lot of the toxicity in fandom today stems from the idea of queer validity. In a push-back against queer subtext that has been historically used to get around rating systems, censorship, and media codes, modern fans have increasingly demanded overt queer representation. This happens tenfold in fandoms where creators promise representation but give no other hint as to who it might be. For this example, I’m going to speak about Overwatch primarily. This thread is purely my quick thoughts and is not the type of measured research that this sort of subject requires. This is not a call out or an attempt to criticize writers and developers of Overwatch. I am hugely invested in the game and fandom.

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