((Phoebe, Lumos, and Thrax are from a thing I like to call “Dead Space”. Thrax and Lumos, along with another character I have yet to design, are members of a rock band of the same name (Thrax- bassist, Lumos-lead singer, have yet to design the drummer).))
Danny Phantom headcanon that one reason people don’t recognize Fenton as Phantom is because, aside from the fact that it’s not a conclusion most people would easily come to, Phantom doesn’t look very human much less like Fenton.
Phantom is much more solid than most ghosts, easier to see than others but he’s always stuck in a state of semi-invisibility in which humans can see right through him. His whole body looks mostly whole but also kind of fuzzed out on the edges like he’s blending slightly in the environment. He’s most solid closest to his core but as you extend outwards, he kinds of fades a bit. He doesn’t come out well in photos because of this, many ghosts can’t be captured at all.
His snow white hair is much the same, being more like a semi-solid mist instead of hair. It can behave like a solid but it moves as if he’s underwater. The locks that float around him look to be the same consistency of a cloud and only he can really touch it. His trademark glowing green eyes are just that, glowing green. They’re practically like flashlights and are an incredibly distracting feature that casts his whole face in an eerie glow. Most people find themselves drawn to them rather than his facial features. But should you look past the eyes, his face is still hard to describe. It’s like looking at an old grainy photograph without defined faces. You can see his expressions, see him move but key features are hard to pin down. Most people would never describe the two boys as being similar, aside from the names. Even the people in the know needed time to get used to Phantom’s unfamiliar, inhuman features.
For many fluids, the relationship between force and deformation is not simple. The catch-all name for these materials is non-Newtonian fluids. In a recent episode, the Hydraulic Press Channel did some experiments extruding a couple non-Newtonian fluids: oobleck and a temperature-sensitive putty. What they demonstrated is that a fluid’s response to the forces it experiences can change depending on the rate at which force is applied.
Take their putty example from the latter half of the video. When the hydraulic press pushes the putty slowly, it extrudes in a smooth, semi-solid string. When they increase the pressure driving the hydraulic press, it pushes the putty more quickly, causing it to spray out of the die in a shredded mess. What they actually did here is surpass a threshold for what’s known in manufacturing as the sharkskin instability. This behavior occurs due to long-chain polymer molecules in the fluid. Inside the die, flow near the walls is slowed down by friction but moves freely in the middle of the pipe. When the walls are suddenly gone, flow at the outside accelerates to match the inside of the stream, which stretches the polymers until they can snap free of the die. The result is the rough, saw-tooth-like pattern seen here. (Video and image credit: Hydraulic Press Channel, source)
a humble request to the writer: malec sparring with blades
“aren’t you going to grab a blade?”
alec was breathless, his voice echoing over the open area of the roof as they moved amidst the light from scattered lamps and the moon above. he was frowning, his chest heaving, two seraph blades in his hands and his fingers shifting on the hilts of both of them, gearing up for a fight. magnus couldn’t help but smile to himself as he paced the length of the mat that spanned the now empty rooftop garden. he was trying not to be smug, but god he was being smug anyway and he knew it. his own breath was coming hard, chest rising and falling heavy, the night air cool on his bare chest, that cool air catching on the patches of sweat across his pecs and slicked down his back.
alec was shirtless too, his chest and body hair damp and dark with sweat, his runes standing out against his skin in this cool light. they had both been wearing shirts at some point but as they sparred, they had been discarded as the temperature rose. magnus let his gaze wander, pursing his lips and then finally, he replied.
“i don’t need one.” he said simply, his grin growing as he raised his shoulders in a shrug. he kept moving, circling back around and watching alec, waiting for him to attack, or more accurately waiting until he could.
he watched alec’s frown deepen and then an eye roll overtook him, one of those exasperated ones that ended in an amused smile. he shifted the grip on his swords and stepped forwards as he eyed magnus and shook his head.
“...Probably carrying around all that metal doesn’t help.”
A spell to get rid of negative vibes/subconscious gunk; a first step towards healing yourself of bad habits/negative experiences that you might not even realize or want to admit are there.
You will need:
a polished/tumbled hematite stone you’re willing to part with (they’re very inexpensive, I found one for $1)
something to enclose the stone in after the ritual, preferably made of earth.
a candle (optional)
Light a candle, if you wish. The main scene that I’m drawing inspiration from took place in front of a fire and I just like lighting candles in general.
Stand or sit comfortable. I prefer to stand because it feels more like “actual” bending, but others might prefer to sit.
Plant your feet and breathe, setting the stone in front of you.
Picture the negative energy/spiritual gunk inside you is a semi-solid silver sphere in your chest. You’ve made steps to recover from most of it, but there is still some stuck in there, to your bones, to your muscles, to your soul. You need to get it out, you need to accept that there are still things left to change.
Draw your arms close to your chest and back out in a circle. Move your arms back and forth, up and down, as you see fit. Imagine yourself pulling that toxic energy along, up from your chest to your shoulders and arms and finally off your fingertips into the stone in front of you.
As you draw your energy out, imagine what it is that’s been holding you back. Picture it, in your mind. Picture yourself moving past it. It can’t hurt you anymore, you’re taking steps to heal. You’re admitting that this is something that has been holding you back and has been keeping you from your goals.
Take the stone and seal it off in an earthen jar or lump of pliable clay. Bury it somewhere off your property.
In the series proper, Korra removing the mercury was only a physical measure to healing, there was still a lot of psychological issues to work through. This is only the first step in your journey to becoming a better you or getting rid of a bad habit or a buildup of stressful and negative energy. Fixing bad habits or dealing with trauma might take a professional help like a doctor or psychiatrist or therapist. This is just making it easier for you to do so with a clear head.
those aviators are older than solid snake’s ass okay i tried drawing kaz’s progression through the years. idk bout dates. i did aviator side and non aviator side to try and lay emphasis on the little asian quality in his eyes cuz im nuts about it.
The shadow magic looks different in the Darkside of Dimensions compared to the anime. In DSOD it tends to look like sand particles as well as occasionally being very bright like when 4Kids censored stuff, while in the anime (and manga) it tends to look cloudy and semi-solid even when eating at something. I dunno if it means anything, but it’s still interesting to note!
-Amren would be pissed she has to participate in this
whole bouquet toss business. She just stands there with her arms crossed hiding
-Mor is jumping around like a crazy person trying to catch
it. Forget that she’s in a very new relationship she could use the good luck.
(She’s come out to everyone at this point and seeing someone but not serious
enough to bring to the wedding.)
-Despite Amren picking at her nails not paying
attention it lands right in her arms. She turns her face in mock horror towards
Varian whose eyes are now suddenly lit up like it’s Christmas.
-She tries to hand the flowers to a sad Mor who
insists it’s not lucky if someone else hands them to you. Grabbing a glass of champagne
Mor flips her hair and says it’s probably for the best none of them are ready
for how fabulous her wedding would be. She’s just upset that if Amren really is
next to get married she may have to wait another 500 years.
-Amren tries to pawn the flowers off on Elain next
because the girl loves flowers how could she not want them? After all the girl
has a possible love triangle on her hands she could use the luck sorting that
-Elain politely shakes her head and informs Amren just
like Mor did that that’s not how that works but she appreciates the gesture.
-Finally, she throws the bouquet down on the table in
front of Varian who’s looking way too pleased and tells him it doesn’t mean
anything. “Sure it doesn’t that’s why you just tried to pawn it off on everyone
else, because you don’t think it means anything.”
A glimpse into how everyone’s favourite trashman, Aaron, turned green…. Written by the fabulous @lamarcodon! - - - - - - - - - - -
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A brown haired human male in his thirties peered into an experiment chamber through bespectacled eyes. “Alright two-eighty-five, where’s my… Wow lil buddy, lookit you! You’re gettin’ so big! Look at you!”
Inside, behind a clearsteel screen, a translucent green blob roughly the size of a basketball trundled around the chamber. It noticed him through the screen and approached, making happy little gurgles.
Some things were KNOWN: the darkening leaving the chamber meant it was time to stop SLEEPING and the sound of the door outside opening meant AARON was coming and AARON was the large SAFE creature who brought THINGS TO EAT and FUN GAMES and gentle touches and which all felt GOOD and AARON was a GOOD THING to KNOW.
So canonically monsters in Undertale are made of magic and a little bit of physical mass and their souls hold it all together. They turn to dust when they die. They eat food different from human food and don’t seem to have bodily functions.
Beyond that we don’t know much about how the monsters in Undertale work and a lot of it you could just handwave away with “it’s magic” and move on. But, I have a bit of a thing for magical theory, so these past few weeks I’ve been brainstorming on how I like to believe Undertale monster bodies work. Note, these are all headcanons and don’t need to be taken as fact. It’s just how things work in my own head.
So from what I’ve seen of undertale monsters, they seem to fall into four-ish categories of of body types. Animalistic, Elemental, what I’m going to call Animated, which fall into two subcategories, Infused and Uninfused, and then Mixed.
There are a lot of animalistic type monsters in Undertale. We’ve seen bears, goats, lizards, fish, rabbits, lions and so many more types of monsters that resemble real world animals.
These are some of the more physical monsters, as in I feel they have more physical mass or dust in their bodies than some other monsters. I wouldn’t say they have the most, but it’s definitely on the high side. Animalistic monsters also tend to have lower magic levels with the exception of Boss Monsters, who while in this category, are also a breed of their own due to the properties of their souls and their high magic levels.
Animalistic monsters still definitely do use magic but it tends to be used to form something solid to use as a projectile, like Undyne’s spears or Froggit’s flies. It’s rare for animalistic monsters to use elemental magic (fire, ice, etc.).
Animalistic monsters can reproduce in two ways, sexually and through soul-sharing (more on soul-sharing below). Sexual reproduction works almost exactly like it would in real world animals and animalistic monsters do have sexual dimorphism.
That said, I feel with such diversity in the monster race on a whole, almost all monsters allow their children to experiment with what feels right for their gender identity regardless of biological characteristics, using they/them pronouns until the child is able to decide what pronouns they prefer for themselves.
There’s also a plethora of element type, or elemental, monsters in Undertale, with examples like Grillby, Heats Flamesman, Ice Cap and many others. I also consider the Slime-type monsters to be in this category.
Elementals tend to be exactly what they sound like, taking on properties of certain elements. These monsters have the least amount of physical mass of any monster, save for Uninfused Animated monsters (more on them below), and keep this mass surrounding their form. This forms a sort of skin around their elemental magic. What this skin appears as is dependent on their element.
Due to this elemental monsters like fire monsters are not painful to the touch and can wear clothing and perform other tasks without doing damage. Think of them like gushers candy, semi-solid on the outside with a liquidy, elemental magic core. The “skin” will often shift with their magic, like Grillby’s head flames, but still form a protective layer around it.
Elemental monsters, due to this physiology, have a much higher magic level than animalistic monsters and tend to obviously specialize in elemental magic.
Some of these monsters are also masters at changing their forms, especially fire elementals. By adulthood, many fire and water elementals have settled on a form they prefer. Ice and earth elementals have a more difficulty changing their forms due to the rigidness of their magic.
Elementals can also reproduce in two ways, soul-sharing still being one option. Unlike animalistic monsters however, elementals can also reproduce asexually. When an elemental comes in contact with an influx of energy and magic of their element, it’s possible for the elemental’s soul to split off into another, smaller soul and sometimes the monster split into a smaller monster with that new soul depending on how high the exposure is.
Animated monsters are where things get a little more interesting. All animated monsters are descendants of ghost-type monsters or Uninfused Animated monsters. Uninfused animated monsters have no physical mass at all and are made of pure magic. As such, they can’t be killed because there is literally no solid mass to be able to destroy. Some lines of these monsters never become infused (more on infused monsters below) and those are the ghost-type monsters you see in the game.
However, uninfused monsters can possess inanimate objects, however they do not fully inhabit that object unless certain circumstances are met. Many ghost-type monsters do crave a physical form however.
Infused Animated monsters are what happens when those circumstances are met. A first generation infused monster is created when a ghost-type monster possess an object and undergoes an intense emotional experience while possessing that object, infusing their magic with that object. We see this happen in a Genocide route with the Mad Dummy when Dummy gets so angry that they fuse with the body they’re possessing. Once infused with a body, the monster cannot become uninfused.
This emotional trigger seems to be able to be bypassed through complex scientific processes, as seen with Mettaton, though it may just be possible that Mettaton is not infused with his body, just simply possessing it.
When a first-gen infused monsters reproduces, their magic mimics the physical form they currently have and passes it to their offspring, starting a line of monsters that have the form of that object. This is how monsters like Tsunderplane, Vegetoid, Knight Knight (who I believe to be a monster infused to a suit of armor since her eyes are on her chestplate) and yes, our favorite skelebros, can exist.
Animated monsters have one of the highest magic levels in the game, however their magical abilities tap almost directly into their emotional state. They can also create physical “ectoplasmic” forms around themselves for various purposes like eating, protection and sometimes just for fun.
Animated monsters reproduce solely through soul-sharing and should they be the ones to carry their offspring, their magic will provide a safe space for their offspring to develop should their bodies not have one.
When the soul is ready, the magical membrane surrounding the offspring will split at its weakest point to allow the offspring out. Sometimes, if there are complications, the monster can slough off the membrane and the remaining physical mass created for the pregnancy with the offspring, however this causes a massive loss of magic as the monster can’t reabsorb the magic put into holding the form together.
This might bring up some questions regarding the skeletons. If they’re infused animated monsters, where did their ancestors get the skeletons to infuse? My answer is the human-monster war. Uninfused animated monsters (ghost-type) were employed as war machines, possessing massive suits of armor to fight the humans.
Some became infused with their armor through the emotional traumas of war resulting in monsters like Knight Knight. Others took a darker turn. Their armor destroyed but desperate to keep fighting for their people, some ghost-type monsters possessed human corpses to keep fighting. Some became infused with these new bodies and soon, unable to maintain bodily function, their flesh began to rot away until they were left with nothing but bone to be infused to. These were our first-gen skeleton monsters.
Mixed-type monsters are monsters who are created in a union between monsters from different categories. Pyrope and Woshua are good examples of an Animate-Elemental mix, containing both elemental magic and inanimate objects in their physiology. Snowdrake appears to be a Elemental-Animal mix (a little further up the generational line as Snowdrake’s parents are both the same species) with ice and bird(dragon?)-like features, and I wouldn’t be surprised if Madjick is an Animated-Animal mix.
Many monsters who appear to be a cross of two different types of animalistic monster would still be considered an animalistic monster. Same can be said for animated and elemental. For example, a child of Papyrus and Mettaton would still be considered an animated monster and a child of Alphys and Undyne would still be considered an animalistic monster. Meanwhile a child of Sans and Toriel would be considered mixed.
Soul-Sharing is an romantic, intimate act that all adult monsters can participate in. It is the main form of reproduction for animated monsters and while animalistic and elemental monsters have other methods, soul-sharing bridges the gap between the categories.
When two (or more) consenting monsters wish to soul-share, they manifest their own souls into a visible form. All monsters can do this and all monsters can have their souls separate from their bodies as long as they maintain a magical link. The monsters involved will then bring their souls together and let them merge.
This merging allows for feelings to be shared and an innate sense of existing together as one being for a single moment. It creates a rush of energy, sensation and warmth and is considered to be the most intimate thing monsters can do with each other. Once the monsters allow their souls to separate, the souls will return to their owners.
If the conditions are right (healthy magic level and a healthy emotional connection between the monsters involved), a new soul will be created during the merging and when the souls are pulled apart, the new souling will retreat with the soul that has the highest magic level to be housed and grow into a new monster until they’re ready to be born. Gender generally does not factor into who carries the new soul when reproduction occurs through soul-sharing.
Monsters with similar magic levels can fluctuate on who carries the offspring per pregnancy, but monsters where there is a drastic magical difference, the monster with the highest magic will always carry the pregnancy without intervention. If Papyrus and Grillby were in a relationship, it wouldn’t be surprising if Papyrus ended up pregnant one time, and Grillby the next, but in a relationship between Toriel and Sans, Sans would always be the pregnant one due to his astronomical magic levels.
Various charms can be worn to prevent this from happening or to insure the new souling houses itself in a particular monster involved.
Magic levels are independent of Hit Points, Damage, Level of Violence or Execution Points, however it can affect these stats. Magic levels are generally dependent on monster type.
As stated above, animated monsters generally have the highest magic levels, however their magical ability is based on their emotions. While animalistic monsters generally can get stronger through physical training and honing their use of their own projectiles and elementals generally rely on the effects of their element, animated monsters are required to hone their emotional state into something intense in order to fully unlock their magical potential.
The difference between Papyrus’s and Sans’s personalities and their respective fights seem to be a good example of this. Papyrus is upbeat, outgoing and optimistic and in his fight, while he’s strong and makes it fun and challenging, he’s not actually able to kill you, capturing you every time instead. He likely has just as much magical potential as his brother, able to even write words with his magic bones, but his unwillingness to actually hurt anybody lowers his magic levels and reflects in his damage output and stats.
Sans on the other hand, under his “lazy” and comedic mask has a lot of emotional hang-ups and is obviously trying to cope with depression as he is aware that his entire existence could be reset at any moment. He only fights you when you’ve murdered literally everyone you can and I feel that his is in part because it’s then that he’s able to hone all that emotional energy and loss and struggle he hides under the mask into that fight. He’s held so much in and that fight is when he finally snaps and lets that whirlwind of rage and sadness out into killing you.
Magic level isn’t static for any monster despite being biologically based, however it can be difficult to control your magic level. It’s like controlling your heart rate but on the larger scale. It can be done with practice but not many people devote themselves to that kind of training.
Creating physical projectiles takes less magic than using elemental magic or creating beams of magical energy. So while Undyne might be a physically one of the strongest monsters, her spear creation takes relatively little magic to make. Sans using the gaster blasters however, likely takes a phenomenal amount of energy and magic, indicating that his magic levels are through the roof (though using them does obviously still exhaust him in his fight).
This is all I have for the moment, but I might add more things eventually.
Seriously as far as we can tell Atlas is the most openly racist of the four Kingdoms. Less than a handful of Faunus are students at Beacon and they’re subject to racist abuse without consequence; Atlas Academy can only be worse.
Neon Katt is the only Faunus to attend that we’ve seen and yet she was chosen to represent Team FNKI alongside Flynt.
I put it to you that Neon, despite all the systematic disadvantages against her got into Atlas Academy because Ironwood saw footage of what happens when Neon Katt really lets loose and realised that only an idiot would turn away a recruit like that. He also gave her direct orders to hold back in the match with Yang and Weiss because “Your exact capabilities are classified Miss Katt”
(Now this part is just the way I write her in Fanfics) The rainbow light that follows Neon around Isn’t her Semblance itself, it’s like Ruby’s rose petals. It’s her letting off excess Aura so she doesn’t utterly obliterate everything she touches. Her actual Semblance is that she can turn kinetic energy into a semi-solid hardlight construct, it’s not as versatile as Weiss’s glyphs, but given time to charge she can take down a warship in one hit
Neon Katt’s Semblance is a Rainbow-Kamehameha and you can’t convince me otherwise
Crows are so intelligent that I can’t help but think of them as tinies.
Except they’re like… lowkey savage, like they barely use tools, they don’t have a super developed language, and they probably have their own culture with legends and beliefs.
And they can fly, too.
Like oh my god imagine a race of tribal-like tinies that disguise themselves as birds. Like a beak-shaped hood, semi-solid wings-shaped cape attached to their arms, and clawed boots.
And they have enough understanding of aerodynamics to actually fly a little, and never fear heights because of epic gliding skills.
And the bird they disguise themselves as has something to do with their personality or social status, or each tribe is represented by a specific bird? I have trouble deciding.
I’m gonna have to draw that holy shit. Like that’s my next G/T OC.
Atmospheric beasts are reported to have semi-solid bodies and are often invisible. They can fly, but have no visible wings. Sometimes atmospheric beasts are reported as UFOs. Ivan T. Sanderson claims that most UFOs are actually atmospheric beasts. He theorizes that atmospheric beasts are animals that live in the clouds. Sometimes the atmospheric beast is reported to change shape, color, and texture. People who believe in atmospheric beasts think that the creature will die if they ever touch the ground. Some people even report them spitting streams of water at them. Others report that the beasts smell like mildew and feel like a giant soft tongue. They also seem to resemble animals of the sea, rather than land animals.
a humanoid mixed jester with high unexplained eldritch qualities. he was bought from a seller who was thought to be mistreating his clowns. dragonet has chronic limp in their left leg stemming from an accident and refuses to unsheathe their claws. they can draw out multiple arms from their ruffles that are semi solid to touch. they’re quiet, composed and affectionate. will nick your snacks. eyes are often closed.
Y/N: your name | Y/L/N: your last name | Y/N/N: your nickname
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This is TOOTH ROTTING fluff and feels… sorry
A/N: I was only gonna do two parts, but as soon as I finished the last one, I thought of more to do, so y’all get an epilogue. Many thanks to @writingwithadinosaur (as always) for being her fabulous self, and assisting me!
“So… I have a surprise for you,” Jim smiled as the two of you disembarked from the ship. It was nice to have semi-solid ground under your feet again, even if Yorktown was a man-made planet.
“You know how I feel about surprises, Jim,” you groaned, closing your eyes and rolling your head back on your shoulders in a dramatic fashion. He grabbed your hand and continued to pull you through the berthing area towards the exit, making your way onto the street outside.
“I know, but I really think you’ll make an exception for this one.”
Not that he’d put you out of your misery though. Nope, he told you that you wouldn’t get your surprise until after you’d showered and slept for a while. Of course both of those activities were extended since Jim insisted on participating in them with you.