share no fate

They have read your novel … and they said only one thing, that, unfortunately, it is not finished. So I wanted to show you your hero. He has been sitting here for about two thousand years, sleeping, but, when the moon is full, he is tormented, as you see, by insomnia. And it torments not only him, but his faithful guardian, the dog. If it is true that cowardice is the most grave vice, then the dog, at least, is not guilty of it. The only thing that brave creature ever feared was thunderstorms. But what can be done, the one who loves must share the fate of the one who is loved.
—  Mikhail Bulgakov
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All Forbidden Art goes into the Box™ to be hidden forever

Why are black cats traditionally a witch’s familiar?

I did some of my own research so hopefully this is right. Feel free to correct any historical inaccuracies or add your own knowledge.

Originally posted by cheetahswolf

- Cats were once worshiped across ancient civilizations, especially Ancient Egypt. They were a symbol of multiple goddesses.

- Once Rome became Christian, all Pagan practices went out the window.

- At the beginning of the agricultural age people started bringing cats with them wherever they migrated because they were so good at keeping mice at bay. Since people were storing grain this was especially important. 

- Kittens were even given to newlywed couples as a housewarming gift to bring good luck.

- When men went to war and women became widows, they were often left with just their cats for company. Hence the “lonely woman with cats” stereotype.

- These widowed old women who lived alone were also the most likely to be accused of witchcraft and burned at stake.

- A Pope in medieval times declared that cats were satanic and many cats were burned alive. This was a huge mistake on the part of humans as the mice and rat population consequently skyrocketed, leading to the Black Plague. 

- Black cats, with their unusually dark fur and yellow eyes were thought to be the familiars of witches, even being able to transform into humans and do evil deeds.

Overall, black cats and witches share a very similar history. Once revered in the Ancient times only to become ostracized once Christianity took hold of the world. Black cats were once a symbol of multiple Goddesses- something that the patriarchy of the church hated. They shared the same fate of being burned for suspicion of being ungodly and Pagan. But in reality, black cats and women, whether witches or not, were all too often each others only companions.

Today, there is much confusion about black cats. Whether or not they are good or bad luck varies country by country. Because of this old superstition, they are the least likely to be adopted in animal shelters even though they make some of the best companions. As someone with the most affectionate, silly, funny, and playful black cat, I highly recommend adopting one. They need you and we need them.

So I woke up to see that @avveh has knocked Jimin out of second spot on her bias list while I slept so peacefully. That’s fine. That’s cool. But if you happen to see a lot of Jimin spam on your dashes today, I apologize. I have to fight for his spot against @btssmutgalore and @jeolla-jagi who are making her swerve for Taehyung and I intend to tag her in every Jimin post I come across while she sleeps.

Yomo's reaction to the wedding.

Yomo’s reaction to Touka and Kaneki’s wedding can be understood better if we pay attention to the emotional link that he shares with them.

When Yomo met Kaneki and began to know him better, he probably compared him with Arata, not only because of their physical characteristic but because the two of them shared similar personalities.

That’s why when Kaneki got tortured by Jason and chose to abandon the Anteiku, he feared that he also shared the same fate as him, never coming back again.

And just as he feared, Kaneki due to different circumstances got lost in his return and presumably died.

That is what he believed at least, because years later Kaneki returns in form of Haise Sasaki, but without his memories.

Yomo that sees his sister in Touka’s eyes, presence with impotence how his niece despite all the evidences keeps waiting for his return, hurting her own feelings in the process.

But when he was about to lost all hope, Kaneki returns and comes back to Anteiku, reciprocating Touka’s feelings and marrying her.

As we know from ch 71, Yomo’s greatest wish and hope is to see the sons of her sister grow up and form a family, seeing his family line extend in time.

That’s why he is so happy for them, because he hasn’t just seen the suffering of his niece to end but see her happy and with a family.

Reaction to hearing “No pussy for a week!” from their female s/o.

~Admin Vivi-tan

Niles:

“My, is this your way of punishing me? And here I was hoping to give you the time of your life tonight.”

Silas:

“Wh-What did you just say?!”

Saizo:

“…! You wish to deprive me of my sexual needs? Hmph, then so be it.”

Dwyer:

“But that’s so mean, (Y/N)… at least let me play with you for a little bit.”

Shura:

“H-Hey! Forgive me already.”

Odin:

“Auuugh… the darkness you have dealt has wounded my soul!”

Hinata:

“Pussy? Cats are adorable and all, but I think I’d rather be spending my time with you, (Y/N)!”

Laslow:

“A-Are you certain you won’t reconsider, milady?”

Leo:

“A week? …Fine, no matter. Instead of you, I’ll just occupy my whole entire time reading books.”

Kaze:

“…My apologies. I hope you can find it in your heart to forgive me.”

Xander:

“That’s… unfortunate. I was looking forward to having you in my bed tonight, little princess.”

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We repeat thousands of eternities
In the boundless, lonely darkness
I’ve been looking for you
All my life
As I’ve been led by the force of attraction

Like untangling our red threads
I’ll come to see you riding on a shooting star
Over time, far off
Fate is fulfilled
Now we share the fateful moment

Beautiful Bromance in Dramaland

We love it when our favorite characters in a drama got crazy chemistry that involves endless bickering, awkward moments, a little bit of hatred but brotherly affection inside. When those things happen between good lookin dudes, it’s called bromance and that makes a drama more interesting to watch. So, let’s check out some of the beautiful bromance in dramaland!  


School 2013 - Go Nam Soon & Park Heung Soo 

The rollercoaster bromance, between ramen lover Go Nam Soon and Park Heung Soo. They were once best friends, turned enemies when Nam Soon broke Heung Soo’s leg by accident and crush his dream as a soccer player. But thanks to Teacher Jang Na Ra, they reconcile and are finally best friends again. 


Boys Over Flower - The F4

The exclusive bromance. The legendary F4. They are childhood best friends who share the same sophisticated wealthy lifestyle. Everyone has their struggle and sadness, but in the end they prove their friendship. Besides, they still support their buddy, Gu Jun Pyo, who curls his hair and wears that fur to school. That’s love. 


The Heirs - Kim Tan & Choi Young Do 

The hormonal bromance. They were childhood best friends, they fought due to hormones and family issues during puberty. Later they survived puberty, fell in love with the same ordinary poor girl. Though their old conflict was resurfacing again, they could find peace and reconciliation in the end. Bless them. Love is their moment. 


Jealousy Incarnate - Lee Hwa Shin & Ko Jung Won

The full of jealousy bromance, between a famous anchorman and his super rich buddy. They get jealous of each other because they fell in love with the same lady. Even though all the love triangle troubles are caused by Hwa Shin, later Ko Jung Won became a bigger person who chose friendship over love. Their drunk moment is the sweetest btw. 


Fantastic - Ryu Hae Sung & Doctor Hong Joon Gi

The in sickness and health bromance. A sad yet beautiful bromance between Hallyu star Ryu Hae Sung and a cancer patient/doctor Hong Joon Gi. They were love rivals who turn into best friends. Though their friendship was short due to sickness, the bond is strong. They bicker over stupid things, shop together, have deep talks, and eat ramen secretly during hospital stay. 


Oh My Venus - Coachnim and his boys 

The healthy bromance. Coach Kim Young Ho took in two little brother-buddies, MMA athlete Joon Sung and little manager Ji Woong. They stay together, overcome troubles together, train together, get healthy together and do the cute dance together. 


Cheer Up! - Kim Yeol & Ha Joon 

The surviving bromance. Ha Joon is a tortured soul who experienced a suicidal attempt, while Kim Yeol is so afraid that Ha Joon might disappear someday. Ha Joon knows about Kim Yeol’s fear so he’s trying his hardest to survive for his best friend. And as always, they happened to fall in love with the same girl. 


Descendants of The Sun - Captain Yoo Shi Jin & Sergeant Seo Dae Young

The military bromance. They always got each other’s back in the battlefield. They bicker sometimes as they are best friends, but Sergeant Seo always respects his big boss who has higher rank than him. In the end, nothing makes a bromance stronger than flying bullets and fanboying a girl group together. 


Bad Guys - Detective Oh and prisoner boys. 

The badass bromance, between a detective, a gangster, a contract killer and a genius psychopath. Though in the beginning they didn’t trust each other well but their special bond becomes stronger through every case. Together they fight crimes and support each other with their special skills. 


Another Oh Hae Young - Park Do Kyung & Jin Sang

The natural bromance, between two long time buddies who turn into brothers in law. Jin Sang might have given Do Kyung wrong advice at times but he always be there when Do Kyung is down and Do Kyung always saves Jin Sang from his troubles which makes their friendship so natural and beautiful. 


A Gentleman’s Dignity - Kim Do Jin and boys. 

The ahjussi bromance. 40s are the new 20s for Kim Do Jin, Im Tae San, Lee Jung Rok and Choi Yoon. They are successful mature men with boys at heart when they hang out together. Through ups and downs they manage to protect their friendship, survive their love life and maintain their dignity. 


The Three Musketeers - Crown prince and his warriors

The historical bromance, back in Joseon era when a crown prince wants to fight crimes in his country secretly. He gathered a group of warriors who loyally follow him to set justice and peace in the country. 


Hwarang - Dog Bird & Mak Moon

The till death do us apart bromance. Mak Moon and Dog Bird/Moo Myung grew up together as orphans, Moo Myung is a fearless fighter and adventurer while Mak Moon is cowardy and weak. They always stay together and protect each other. Even though their friendship ends up in sadness but it’s really amazing to see them sacrificing themselves for each other till the end.


Goblin: The Lonely & Great God - Goblin & Grim Reaper

The immortal bromance. Goblin accidentally saved a missing soul who was supposed to be taken by the Grim Reaper. One is hot, one is cold. They share a mysterious conflicted fate yet fate brought them to live together as housemates. Since they have been living for hundred years, they are both anti-social but they find each other’s company quite comfortable.

Vanilla #3 (v2.0)

(The reason it says v2.0 is because I was 95% done this chapter and it got deleted so you get a rewritten version)

Almost the Second Lance had left after breakfast a gentle but foul smell settled on the dining hall, Shiro and Keith perked up and looked around, sniffing the air intently. Shiros hand gripped the collar of his turtle neck, pulling it gentle away from his throat, trying to breathe properly. “What’s that stench?” Keith spat sourly. And everyone looked at Keith and Shiro who sat with the empty chair between them. Shiros head was down and his legs were pursed tightly together, hands folded in lap and eyebrows furrowed, a scowl painted on his face.

“What smell- h-hey Shiro buddy you ok?” Pidge was instantly looking at Shiro as soon as she glanced from her plate.

“I’m fine.” He grumbled. “This smell is just.” He gulped. “It’s giving me a migraine. I don’t want to eat anymore.” He shoved his half empty plate away from him and turned his head away. “Thank you Hunk for this wonderful meal but I can’t eat right now, not with this smell and this headache. He didn’t look up but knew hunk wouldn’t take it too harshly.

“What are you guys talking about? I don’t smell anything.” Hunk looked to Allura and Coran, they shrugged in ignorance and that confirmed his thought, it’s definitely an Alpha thing “WE don’t smell anything” he corrected. Keith looked around and had pushed his food away as well, a pounding in his head.

“It smells… moldy.” He scrunched his nose “but also not, it’s like.” He turned to Shiro for help in explaining it. “You know that smell when you picked a dandelion. That.” Shiro nodded.

“A moldy, picked dandelion” Shiro confirmed, was Quietly. “That’s exactly what it is.” He stood up almost synonymously with Keith. “I need to get away from it.” He smiled in apologies to everyone and said his farewells, heading out the door to deal with his duties. He didn’t want to get away from the smell, he wanted to find the source, he wanted to find Lance and get the sweet odour of the mans body wash back into his lungs. He couldn’t, he had responsibilities to tend to.

Keith however, Keith had no such responsibilities and he needed answers. He walked out of the dining hall, no, he lurked out of the hall, stalking around hallway corners to pinpoint the source of the smell. The closer he got, the more he could feel himself rise onto his toes and his hair stand on end and every instinct made him curious but every logical thought told him to leave, this smell was dreadful and giving him a splitting ache in his skull, he continued despite this. The smell led him to the bedroom hall. He walked, not Hunks room, not Shiros, Lances. It stopped abruptly in about a 3 foot perimeter around the door and when he got close enough he smelt it. That enduring smell that Lance wore boldly that morning. Lance was in there, in that room and Keith could smell him. He heard slight commotion, perhaps a closing of a cabinet. His hands were agains the door, his forehead leaning against it, he didn’t know how he got into this position but he became painfully aware that Lance could open the door and Keith would plummet onto him. He couldn’t care less, he wanted to be as close to the smell as possible. There was a slight voice in his head that made him want to walk in there and nuzzle under Lances chin, drinking in the smell of him, forgetting the pungent smell that surely hadn’t dissipated behind him. He wanted to be with Lance, that clingy, needy alpha voice that only happened when he was rutting. And he was. He hadn’t slept well that week at all and perhaps that was why this instinct was so prominent, he had to make an enormous effort to fight it. He hadn’t rutted in months, in fact it was several months overdue. Keith had credited that to the stress of being flung into space and claimed defender of the universe which made it perfectly understandable, by his standards, to not have a sex drive. Shiro had bags under his eyes, Keith had noticed. Shiro smelled slightly off. Shiro was also rutting. Back in the garrison they had been roommates, their ruts somehow synced up and they managed to deal with it… together. That wasn’t an option now. They had been close back then, so close. Now, after so long without Shiro and months of fighting Galra they had definitely faded apart. Keith was surprised they were still linked to be frank. Keith winced as a new full breath entered his lungs. He didn’t know why it was so alluring, the smell. Lance was a beta. Alphas and Betas did not mix. It was alpha/alpha, alpha/omega and beta/beta and occasionally beta/omega when it came to attraction. It was scientifically impossible for alphas to be attracted to Betas. So why was this smell so fuckable? Wait, no. That’s not what he meant. Keith shook his head and pushed away from the door he growled to himself. Don’t, he thought, don’t think about him like that. Keith out his hand to his temple, having a war with himself, did he go in? Did he leave? His brain forced himself to imagine his teeth sinking into Lances flesh and a soft groan coming from the blue paladin as Keith mounted him. “Stop.” He whispered to himself. “Stop right there.” He had a very apparent tug at the crotch of his pants and he cursed himself for his rut and how vulnerable he was to getting aroused. He turned and left before he changed his mind and did something he regretted. He turned heels and bolted down the hallway, trying desperately to ignore the disgusting smell that had returned. He veered around a corner, knocking himself into Shiro.

“FUCK.” Keith hollered, toppling into Shiro. Surprised at the sudden collision.

Shiro looked as if he’d seen a ghost, his pupils small and his eyebrows raised. His face a light shade of pink, it darkened as soon as he felt Keith had straddles him unintentionally and had a very clear… nevermind. ‘Don’t think about it’ Shiro scolded. He looked up to Keith after very apparently looking at the smaller mans groin. “Language.” He mumbled quietly, trying to not share the same uncomfortable fate as Keith. He breathed in sharply and smelt Keith’s sexual desire and lust, but beyond that he smelt Lance. “You went to see Lance? Where is he?” He knew very well where Lance was and Keith knew he knew.

“I didn’t see him, he’s in his room, the reason I was there is because that’s where this disgusting smell leads, it stops at his door.” Shiro grunted in acknowledgment and they sat unmoving for a few seconds before Keith stood up and lowered his head. Shiro stood up with a grunt. “What are you doing?” Keith’s voice struck Shiro and he grasped for a lie

“Hunk said supper was in an hour.” That wasn’t a lie. “He told me to come tell you.” That was. Shiro tried to ignore his urge to go and see Lance just to get a break from this smell. “Let’s go visit with him while he’s cooking, he likes company while working over the stove.” Keith nodded, desperate to leave the thoughts of Lance at his friends door, never to find them again.

Coran had beaten them to the kitchen and was already talking to Hunk, he nodded his head slightly to the alphas, a sign of respect. Shiro smiled, Alteans didn’t have the same hierarchy as Earth did, he didn’t have a status, yet he still mad an effort to show respect and learn the motions. Shiro felt warm, there wasn’t a fault in this man, he was like that grandpa that snuck you ice cream and extra candy, even if he’d have to deal with being scolded later by your mom; Allura. Shiro shot a smile back and Hunk and coran didn’t miss a beat in their conversation.

It had been 15 minutes since Hunk called for everyone over the intercom, everyone was usually there within 5 minutes as the dining hall was relatively central in the castle, so no trekking from one side of the ship to the other. Lance still hadn’t shown. Hunk grew restless, along with everyone else, they always waited for everyone to show before they started eating. There was an uneasy silence and Keith and Shiro shared a thought process; this wasn’t right, something was wrong, something bad had happened. They glanced knowingly and concerned, Hunk stood up at this. “ I’ll go fetch him.” With no prior conversation everyone started at this, Shiro stood up almost instantly.

“I’m coming with.” He declared. And as he looked over Keith was also standing. He tried desperately to refrain himself but a low sound came from his throat and Keith returned the gesture. It was almost an exact replica of the mornings bout Hunk put a hand on the table in defiance.

“Hey! Stop that, none of whatever that is, I’m not dealing with you two again.” His voice was stern and Keith and Shiro both bowed their head in shame, had anyone else in the universe talked to them like that they would have beheaded them, especially a beta. But not Hunk, there was an unspoken respect for Hunk, even with his lower status, he was regardless, the mom in the group and a scolding from him was just as shameful as a scolding from your mom.

He turned to leave and made it to the door before the two alphas motioned to follow. At the sound of footsteps, Hunk paused and without turning laid down a ground rule. “I will not tolerate any fighting, one growl and you’re both back here in an instant.” He glanced over his shoulder and they nodded, Hunks suspicion of Lances Beta status was near confirmed, he had lied and was likely an Omega. He didn’t need two angry alphas helping him, especially considering their version of ‘help’ and Hunks were excruciatingly different. Keith scowling slightly at the audacity of the accusation that they would fight.

The more he thought about it, the more reasonable it seemed. And he shrugged as if to accept that it was quite reasonable.

Their trek to Lances room was quiet, but all 3 of their minds were racing, hunk was certain Lance must’ve just fallen asleep or something but Keith and Shiro felt their mouths watering at the idea of that smell, that glorious, wondrous, beautiful, delicious smell. They had both thought of their status and why they liked the way a beta smelled, both slightly confused, well, more than slightly, but pushed aside the thought multiple times. Shiro put his hand up to his temple in an attempt to quite his urges and in an equal attempt to rid his head of the splitting ache this smell caused, it was worse than before. Keith’s hair on his neck was raised again and they both were cautious, Hunk seemed indifferent, he couldn’t smell anything other than Lance, but Keith and Shiro knew, and they stopped almost simultaneously a couple feel away from the door. There was something not right and they were ready for whatever it was. Hunk knocked gently. “Lance.” He cooed through the metal. “Laaaance.” There was something in his voice, a hint of uncertainty. He glanced to the alphas who stood their ground, several yards away. “Lance if you don’t respond I’m coming in in 5 seconds.” Those were the longest 5 seconds and in a hope that he would open the door, Hunk dragged each second out for about double.

Still no response.

There was a sigh of reluctance as hunk put his hand to a pad so it would authorize his entrance. With a beep and green flash the door slid open and there was Lance. Passed out on the floor, breathing shallow and laboured. Hunk had never moved so fast, Shiro and Keith didn’t move, they didn’t want to see what had gone wrong and they couldn’t , not from where they were standing. Every instinct pushed them to the smell, every muscle wanted to go and comfort whatever tragedy had occurred. But they knew better. So they stood like statues, even after hearing a cry from hunk. “Go tell the others that Lance won’t be joining them for supper.” He paused and Shiro hummed a mournful acknowledgment “…and neither will I.” He added.

And in a state of panic and worry they both turned heel, much as Keith had done earlier, and booked it back to the kitchen.

…to be continued…