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The Signs as Mermaids

Aries- Much like Sirens, Aries’ mermaids are alluring. Though they don’t share the same genetics as the fabled Sirens, whom were part human part bird, they have similar characteristics. They have a ruby red tail that has a fan-like fin, and have many jewels adorning them. They like lavish things, and their suitors will normally try to win their favor by giving them gifts. They are the most hot-headed of the mermaid’s, causing some quarrels here and there. They are seen around South America, near the coasts of Venezuela. Aries’ usually have blonde or white hair, but tan skin. They get along well with predatory fish, but aren’t opposed to chatting with any other marine life that happens by. They are the most social of the group and are very passionate about their ideas. They like to tell stories about their adventures or of their families. When they transform their legs have a permanent stain of red.

Taurus- Seen around Europe, people think they might be related to Merrows. They have flexible tails that vary from dark greens to olive in color, and they have a extra fin on either flank of their tail. It’s translucent and is used to help them glide smoothly through the water. Taurus’ are connected to nature and often will possess great abilities to make plants grow. They use the mud from the banks to draw designs on their skin and are usually in groups of two or three. They have webbed fingers and slightly sharper nails for hunting. They don’t waste any part of their prey, and bones are used to fashion into jewelry or other accessories. They don’t like being in crowd of humans, and will venture onto land at night by themselves if they desire it. When they change, they are distinguished by their fingers.

Gemini- A love affair, these mermaids are always born in sets of two. They are from the mating of a mermaid and human, and due to this it causes a defect in one of the twins. Only one is able to grow a tail, while the other is merely human with merfolk blood in their veins. They are separated at birth, mermaid going with mermaid, and the human going home with its parent. They are raised differently, and only on their first full moon of their 18th birthday will they meet. The mermaids from this affair are varied in colors, but have never been seen with a black or white tail. They believe that is because of a force similar to yin and yang, light and dark. These mermaids are known to have powers relating to wind manipulation. Gemini’s are forbidden from going on land unless they are willing to give up their tail forever. When they change, their hybrid blood snaps into play and they are unable to return to the water, therefore stranded as a human.

Cancer- Mermaids who lives in tropical climates, like Brazil or places alike. Prefers warmer waters to cold ones, and likes playing in waves.. They are often spotted near coasts but haven’t  been caught on camera, and they seem to be more curious than anything about people. Their tails are normally white or silver, and sometimes they have foam green fins.Cancer’s tails are sleek, and up close the scales are hard and sharp for protection. These particular mermaid’s fins are smaller, but transparent towards the end and are in the shape of a crescent. They seem to bond more with animals that are on the ocean floor, such as crabs and starfish. They like to collect lost trinkets from the sandy reefs. Their gills are located underneath their jaw, and have a pink tinge to them. They don’t like going on the shore, and so they don’t transform unless they have to. Their giveaway is that their legs will have splotches of white or silver.

Leo- Similar to Sirena Chilota, they are generous mermaids. Found in various oceans, they are a peaceseeker to the inhabitants. Usually they are seen with a long golden tail, broad but beautiful that gets darker towards the fins. Their scales shine in light and always seem to be like polished gold. Leo’s are a gorgeous mermaid without doubt, and are often viewed as a beacon of self-confidence and luck when spotted. They are friendly to everyone as long as they haven’t threatened their safety, and do not fear humans. They are known to save children from drowning and bring them to the shore. When they dry, their tails turn into legs. The telltale sign of them being mermaids is that on their legs they will have small patches of shiny scales. These mermaids tend to be reasonably tall and lithe. They like pearls and will commonly use strings of them as hair accessories. Their gills are just below their third ribs.

Virgo- The most calm of the bunch, Virgo’s are freshwater mermaids. Their scales have no set color and are opal-like, showing just the reflections of light around them. These mermaids have short tails with long fins, and scales around their eyes. They have a love for flowers and will decorate themselves with any they can get their hands on. Virgo’s also have serrated teeth, used for easily eating their prey. These mermaids are the most common ones to have humans fall in love with them, and will often allow children to find their bodies of water and let them play with them or weave items into necklaces. They have an attraction to shiny objects, like bottle caps or rings. They do not change into humans, but will often put themselves on shores, rocks, or grass for the enjoyment of the sun on their skin. They are always near a water source though, and if they stay out too long they will become weak, and eventually die if not able to return to their water.

Libra- This species of mermaid is not particular about their homes, and are seen pretty much everywhere. Their tails are average size, and are various shades of blue, usually leaning towards lighter blues. Their fins are in the shape of a horseshoe, and have a clear webbing between the ends of them. Libra’s are not afraid of humans, and will swim alongside them so long as they deem it safe. They often will be heard singing around 5 in the evening, though no one is sure why they choose that time. These mermaids like to stay together, and are rarely seen alone. They’re similar to dolphins, and happen to get along well with the aquatic creatures. Libra’s aren’t the biggest fan of leaving the water, but when they do their giveaway is the clear webbing between their toes. They’re the strongest swimmers and are able to push their way through tsunami’s and other rough water.

Scorpio- These mermaids live in cold waters and often will not go to warm climates. They dwell in caverns and are seen as often transformed as they aren’t. Scorpio’s tails are dark purples, sometimes indigo, with a black stripes just above their fins, which are flowy and sometimes iridescent. This is also how they are distinguished on land, as around their ankles they will have a dark stripe on their skin. These mermaids have thin gills on their necks. They have an odd fascination with the moon, and will usually come together in groups to view a full moon and celebrate a new beginning. They like to carry a bag with them around their waist, usually tied with a reed or string of shells. They use this to grab anything that catches their eye. They are gifted with a great memory and long lifespan, taking on one lover at a time and are assumed to have at least one child. Their communication with other marine life is unknown.

Sagittarius- Sagittarius’ are the faster swimmers; they use their long tail and broad fins to streak through the water like a arrow. Their tails vary between a series of greens and yellows, and have thick scales that hunters aren’t able to penetrate with their weapons. They are wild, but still smart enough to ensure their own safety. They like hot climates best, but some have adapted to arctic waters. They have sharpened nails for protection, and their brow bones and temples are covered in scales. Sagittarius’ are normally patrolling for any signs of trouble, and are quick to ward off any predators from other merfolk. They’re quick problem solvers. They pride themselves in their ability to sustain and protect their family, and are easily one of the easiest mermaids to get along with. They enjoy looking for any items that are clunky and outrageous looking, finding them interesting to study. These mermaids will sometimes go on land, and there is no distinguishing features.

Capricorn- These deep-sea mermaids like to keep to themselves, and are said to be an omen of fortune when they are spotted. Their tails are darker, varying between black and shades of brown, and come in multiple shapes. Their bodies have evolved to their surroundings of darkness, and down the flanks of their tails they have rings that are bioluminescent. This attracts their prey, making it easy for them to acquire. Capricorn’s eyes have adjusted, and have a nightvision-like effect, but when they do go to the surface they’re close to blind. They can comfortably go to the mid of the ocean, but the closer they get to the sun the worse off they are. Many believe that these mermaids are considered one of the most dangerous if caught since they have a higher level of testosterone than others. Capricorn’s will sabotage any man-made equipment if it is uncomfortably close to them, biting through cables and scratching important devices.

Aquarius- Aquarius’ have duo-toned tails, usually between teal and pink with a flexible bottom fin. Their gills are down their ribs, and are protected by a cluster of scales. They’re the most mischievous of the mermaids, and are known to mess with anyone who is swimming near them. These prankster’s like to pinch and poke, but are pretty much harmless. Because of this as well, they will sometimes steal valuables for their own use, even if they don’t really have a use for it. But, they’re very friendly despite this. They just like to hoard things. Aquarius’ spend a lot of time out of water, and have no problem blending in with humans. Their mermaid mark when they transform is a discoloration of the skin in the shape of various seashells. They enjoy listening to music, whether it’s some radio on the beach or the singing of merfolk, it’s a pastime of theirs, though few dabble in it themselves.

Pisces-
Mermaids who populate the oceans near South Asia, these ones are typically timid. They are the most fish-like of the signs, and have white and orange dappled tails, like a koi fish. Their fins are much more loose than others, making them more flimsy and dainty. Pisces’ have gills on their necks, and have little whiskers that protrude from their cheeks. They travel in groups and are thought of as a beacon of youth and beauty, and though they stray from older humans, they like to play with children. It’s said that if one of these creatures is seen on the morning after a harvest moon, the person who saw them will be given a blessing. They like to collect stones and gems, making them into accessories. To propose a lifelong partnership to another mermaid, Pisces’ will search for the biggest gem in their collection and present it to their partner. When they go on land, its brief and only for a specific reason. Their telltale mark is the whiskers on their face.

Need more ice and fire after last night? We’ve got an encore with our black sea nettles and purple-striped jellies! No dragons though.


We’re very excited to display these two species together—with overlapping ranges in the wild, this gelatinous song of ice and fire is being sung in our exhibit hall once again! It’s been years of diligent work on the part of our jelly aquarists to raise black sea nettles (Chrysaora achlyos) and purple-striped jellies (Chrysoara colorata) from scratch behind the scenes. Thanks jelly aquarists!

Welcome, neighbor! We now have black sea nettles on display with the purple-striped jellies! Though different in appearance, their shared genetic heritage make them peaceful—if contrasting—roommates!

We’re very excited to display these two species together—with overlapping ranges in the wild, this gelatinous song of ice and fire is finally being sung in our exhibit hall! It’s been years of diligent work on the part of our jelly aquarists to raise black sea nettles (Chrysaora achlyos) and purple-striped jellies (Chrysoara colorata) from scratch behind the scenes.

All A-spec people belong. 
We are all deserving of love, respect, acceptance and community. 

I wasnt able to include all of the flags/identities I wanted to in this, but hopefully the message is still clear. I might re-do this one day to be even more inclusive/include all the flags I missed. Maybe with a second ring or something.


Image Description: The picture is an a-spec positive drawing with the words ‘All A-spec people belong’ in big letters inside a ring of hearts and flowers. 

The hearts in the ring are coloured to resemble a-spec flags: 

  • Two asexual flag hearts - black, grey, white and purple stripes
  • Two demisexual flag hearts - a black triangle on the side with white, purple and grey stripes
  • Two aromantic flag hearts - dark green, light green, white, grey and black stripes
  • Two demiromantic flag hearts - a black triangle on the side with white, dark green  and grey stripes

Between each heart in the ring there are (8) flowers. Each flower is coloured uniquely to resemble a different lgbt+ flag. This is meant to represent how a-spec people can also have varied non a-spec identities that are just as important to them/the variety of different identities among a-spec people. 

The flags seen on the flowers, starting from the top of the circle and going clockwise, are: 

  • The pansexual/panromantic flag - pink, yellow and blue stripes
  • The bisexual/biromantic flag -pink, purple and blue stripes
  • The lesbian flag - different shades of pink stripes 
  • The gay flag - a rainbow/red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple stripes
  • The polysexual/polyromantic flag - pink, green and blue stripes
  • The transgender flag - stripes in the pattern: blue, pink, white, pink, blue
  • The intersex flag - yellow with a ring of purple in the middle
  • The non-binary flag - yellow, white, purple and black stripes
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Frank Iero and The Patience at The U Street Music Hall, Washington D.C. - July 21st, 2017

Annoying

“That’s starting to get annoying.”

“What? What are you talking about, Y/N?” Spencer’s head popped up from where it was buried in the book he was reading, his glasses sliding down his nose just barely. He cocked his head to the side slightly, staring at you in confusion when you didn’t answer immediately. He closed the book that was on his lap and uncrossed his legs and laid them out, showcasing the mismatched socks he always seemed to wear—one was orange with pumpkins on it and the other had purple and black stripes on it.

He’s such a nerd, you thought. But he was your nerd.

“No one should be this cute! Like, you haven’t washed your hair in days and I mean, I totally get it, I hate washing my hair too, and it’s good to not wash it so often because of the natural oils or whatever the hell those beauty people online always talk about, but it’s just not normal for you to rock it! And those pajamas pants have a hole in them and your sweater’s too large for you and your socks don’t match because they never do and you have the biggest bags under your eyes because you’ve been running on basically no sleep and all coffee these past few days and all I’m focusing on is the fact that I still find you incredibly attractive and lovely. That’s annoying! Stop it. Just stop being so cute!” You finished your rant and blushed right away, realizing how crazy you sounded. Who yells at their boyfriend for being cute, you think.

Spencer got flustered and just managed to choke out, “lovely, huh?”

You rolled your eyes and smiled, “yes, you dork. You’re the loveliest person I’ve laid my eyes on. It’s a crime, really.”

He laughed and corrected you, “I chase the people who do the crimes, I don’t commit them.”

“Yeah, yeaaaah,” you drew out. “I remember.

Spencer set the book aside and motioned for you to come closer. You took it a step farther and sat in his lap so you were straddling him. He didn’t even blink at the motion, so used to how touchy you were.

You leaned your head down so your forehead was touching his. “Hi,” you whispered.

He smiled the smile that was only ever aimed at you and your heart sped up, “hello to you, too.”

You kissed his left cheek, then his right, then hovered above his lips. “I love you.”

Spencer moved upwards, catching your lips for far too short of a time, in your opinion. “I love you, too, Y/N,” he said softly.

“Hmmmm, how much?” you asked, smirking.

“Very much,” he reassured you.

“Enough toooooo…. get some breakfast food with me?” you grinned.

He shook his head, biting back a laugh. “Y/N, it’s 11:30 pm. Do you really want to get breakfast right now?”

You got up from Spencer’s lap, grabbing his hand and dragging him up as well. “No time like the present, lover boy! C’mon, put some shoes on so we can go to the diner that’s open 24/7.”

He moved slowly, laughing when you made disappointing noises.

As you both made your way out of the apartment you two shared, Spencer put his arm around your shoulders, bringing you in tighter to him. You moved your head to the side and leaned up, kissing his cheek.

He glanced down at you, stopping momentarily in the hallway, “so are you still mad at me for being so cute and the loveliest person you’ve ever laid your eyes on?”

You pushed him away, “That was a moment of weakness and I’m nearly positive I didn’t say it exactly like that.”

He raised his eyebrows, his eyes glinting with amusement. “You’re telling the guy with the eidetic memory that you’re sure you didn’t say it exactly like that? Really, Y/N?”

“I suddenly can’t hear you,” you said. “All I can hear is the sound of the waffles and pancakes and eggs and bacon being made.”

“Y/N—“

“I can nearly taste it now!” you declared dramatically.

Spencer grabbed your hand in his, “Alright, alright. I got the hint, let’s go.”

You looked over at your boyfriend, happiness etched on his face and you knew that same look was mimicked on yours.

You really did love him more than anything on the planet.

Except maybe the waffles at the 24/7 diner.

Jason, Percy, and Capes

Or; Bi Ace Jason and His Journey of Self-Discovery

Or; Jason is Ace and I Am Projecting

So eventually Percy calling Jason “Superman” becomes kind of a thing between them. Jason only lets Percy call him that, and Percy uses it both to kind of tease Jason when he’s being extra heroic and praetor-y, and also as an affectionate nickname for his friend.

One year for his birthday, Percy buys him a Superman cape. He doesn’t wear it often, but it’s big enough that he uses it as a blanket a lot. When they hang out and play video games together, the winner gets to wear the cape. (He’ll never admit it, but sometimes Jason will let Percy win a little easier so that the cape will smell like sea breeze for a while after he leaves.)

A few months later, he sits Percy down and tells him that he likes boys as well as girls. Percy smiles, tells him that’s awesome! and that he does too, and hugs him. Jason hugs him back, burying his face in Percy’s shoulder. They watch a movie that night instead of playing video games, the Superman cape wrapped around them like a blanket where they sit shoulder-to-shoulder on Jason’s couch.

That year, Percy gets Jason another cape for his birthday. This one is just as big, but rather than red, it’s striped blue, purple, and pink. The bi flag, Percy tells him, a huge grin on his face. Then he unfurls it, and Jason sees the crudely sewn Superman logo in the middle. Jason laughs at that, head thrown back and just so damn happy, and Percy laughs with him. Jason refuses to take the cape off for the rest of the day (not that it mattered, since they spent the rest of the day bingewatching sitcoms on Netflix, but it mattered to Jason.)

Sometime later, they’re sitting next to each other on the couch, Percy’s legs flung across Jason’s lap, their video game controllers left on the coffee table from their last round. The bi flag Superman cape is tied around Jason’s shoulders since he’d been the one to blue shell Percy in the last seconds of the race and take first place. Percy leans forward, close enough that Jason can smell that sea breeze that just seemed to follow Percy everywhere, and starts picking at and fidgeting with the edge of the cape. So, if you’re Superman, he begins, nervousness wobbling his voice, is there any chance… I could be your Lois Lane? Jason smiles at him.

Things are going well between them. Dating is fun, even if sometimes their “dates” only consist of lighting a candle on the coffee table as they share a $5 pizza and watch cartoons together. Really, things between them don’t change much, they just get, well, closer. There’s more touching now, and for the most part, Jason likes it. He likes kissing Percy. He likes kissing Percy a lot, actually. And he likes the touching. He likes holding Percy’s hand, and he likes cuddling with him on the couch without fear of it being awkward. He likes when Percy comes up behind him and wraps his arms around his middle and rests his chin on Jason’s shoulder or presses his forehead to the back of Jason’s neck. He likes when they fall asleep curled up together and wake up with their legs tangled and Percy’s head resting on his chest, even if he drools, the bi flag Superman cape wrapped around them. There’s some things he doesn’t like so much, though. It’s nothing Percy’s done, because Percy would never do something Jason wasn’t explicitly okay with, but it’s the thought of it that bothers him. The thought of removing clothes and touching other places that leaves a distinct feeling of discomfort and repulsion in the pit of his stomach.

Unsure of what to do about it or what it means, he does the only thing he can think of and calls Piper. Surely, a daughter of Aphrodite would know what to do. He tells her what’s been going on, and when he’s done, she tells him that she thinks he may be asexual. When he lets out a noise of confusion, she tells him that it would probably be best if he talked to her half-brother Mitchell, since he actually is ace and could probably explain things better than she could. She gives him her brother’s number, and he thanks her.

Jason steels himself for what is to come. The talk with Mitchell had helped, and now that Jason has the proper words to put with what he’s feeling, he decided it was time to talk to Percy about it. It’s date night, which this time means takeout, a “clean linen” scented candle Jason had bought on sale, and a Star Wars marathon. When Percy steps through Jason’s front door, he greets him with a kiss and tells him he needs to talk to him before dinner. Percy nods, then asks if everything is okay as they sit facing each other on the couch. Jason nods, takes a deep breath, and carefully lays things out on the table, metaphorically speaking. He tells Percy about how much he likes being with him, but how the thought of doing… he fumbles for words… more… makes him nauseous. It’s nothing Percy had done wrong, just that this is who he is. He’s asexual, he explains, sex-repulsed. And he feels Percy has a right to know.

Percy has been nodding along as Jason explains things, ending with how he doesn’t think he’ll ever be okay with doing anything much beyond what they are doing currently. Okay, Percy tells him. He’s happy with how they are now, anyway, and he loves Jason so much that as long as Jason is happy, he will be happy, and that he’s happy Jason’s comfortable enough to tell him and that things are perfect as they are, and—

Oh.

He’d said—

I love you too, Jason says, and pulls Percy into a tight embrace for a few moments before pulling back and pressing a soft kiss to his lips. That kiss brakes when Percy’s smile grows too big for it. The rest of date night goes off without a hitch, and they fall asleep halfway through Return of the Jedi cuddled together under both Superman capes.

When Jason’s birthday rolls around again, he’s surprised when Percy hands him a familiar looking box. He opens it, and instead of blue, purple, and pink, the cape he pulls out is striped with black, gray, white, and purple. Percy’s grin is so bright Jason can’t help but smile back. He unfurls it, and sees the Superman logo stitched into it, slightly neater than it was on his bi flag one. He hugs Percy then, and Percy hugs him back, whispering I love you, Superman, into the junction of Jason’s neck and shoulder. There’s a lot of kissing after that. Then, they end up curled in the corner of the couch, legs tangled together and Percy half on Jason’s lap. Jason has his newest cape wrapped around his shoulders, while Percy has taken the bi flag one, and the red one lays across their laps. They talk for hours, about everything and nothing, from some new designs Annabeth has been coming up with to which flavor of Starburst tastes the best. Jason isn’t sure exactly when they drift off, but the last thing he remembers is nuzzling into Percy’s hair and being hit with that sea breeze as if he’s actually sitting on the sand and looking out at the ocean itself, and a passing thought about how comfortable and perfect he feels wrapped up there with Percy and all of their capes.

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A snippet of “Remedy” at Frank Iero And The Patience at Manchester Academy, Manchester, England - September 24th, 2017

Filler episode idea

I just need a filler episode where they all go to the altean pool (Allura shows all then how to use it).

- I fully expect a line up with a colorful anime background with everyone in a character appropriate pose in swimsuits.

- Allura in a bikini so we can see once and for all if there are any other beautiful altean marks and where they are

- finding out who are great swimmers and who hates the water (lance would be a great swimmer, maybe something about him having once been on a swim team. And I think pidge or hunk might despise the water, idk why)

- water splash fights with lots of laughing and intense strategizing (Allura and shiro would team up, so would keith and lance, and pidge and hunk. Also possible pairs is lance and hunk and pidge and Keith. Pidge and Keith could be pretty ruthless. Coran would be the judge/ moderator watching it all. Imagine a intense referee)

- maybe more of the dolphin sound effects with lance?

- Keith and lance obviously challenge each other to a race. (I think lance would win)

- Hunk would make tropical drinks for them all to drink pool side

- Allura would wear her hair up in a pony tail

- Keith would wear his hair in a ponytail. (Please I NEED this)

- All the paladins would wear color coordinated swim trunks. (i.e. Lance: blue, Shiro: black with a purple stripe down each side, Keith: red, etc…)

- a game of chicken fight. Allura on Shiro’s shoulders and Keith on lances shoulders. (Allura and Shiro would win by shear size alone, also maybe Allura cheated a bit by growing a few inches)

- Coran being the fun space uncle he is and playing pranks on the paladins and getting them wet by whatever means necessary (I mean he is deadly with a water gun)

- honestly I just need a filler episode where everyone is having fun and not worrying about dying or saving the universe. Just smiling, laughing, and bonding

blackabyssposts  asked:

Since Magnus is allergic to cats could you write something about him summoning a tiger or a panther to cuddle with sometimes and Alec being shocked.

not to harp on this relentlessly but how about a hellhound instead

in the dim light of the study, everything dark save for a few flickering candles, magnus stood up against the wall, his breathing even, shoulders rising as magic curled up his bare forearms. the circle was drawn, the space prepared and already the purple glow was blooming around the edges of the chalk, shimmering and then the rising glow started to glitch.

amidst that purple glow, black started to spill up in thick stripes, the center of the drawn circle bubbling up like thick spilt ink. and then the very middle began to shift. a black form pulled itself out of that viscous center, forming itself out of all of that darkness. it morphed and moved, then a low growl echoed through the loft. at first like a rumble, almost otherworldly, the air glitching around the summoning circle.

magnus was lit by all of that purple, the light spilling up over his black shirt, catching on all of the folds, but more than that catching on the edge of his smirk. it was glowing against the yellow gold of his eyes as tendrils of magic licked off of his shoulders and he waited, waited for the hellhound to blink it’s eyes open for the first time.

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1st Outfit;

Tee / Jeans / Sunglasses / Bag / Boots

2nd Outfit;

Blouse / Skirt / Choker / Backpack / Shoes

3rd Outfit;

Tee / Jeans / Sunglasses / Bag / Boots

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Four pictures and a (crackly) snippet of “Oceans” at Frank Iero and The Patience at The U Street Music Hall, Washington D.C. - July 21st, 2017