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DC Launching Female-Focused 'Gotham City Garage' Comic in August
DC Entertainment is taking the resistance on the road with new series Gotham City Garage, based on the popular line of statues from DC Collectibles.

Set in an alternate version of the DC Universe where Governor Lex Luthor has transformed the traditional dystopia of Gotham City into a contemporary paradise known as The Garden, Gotham City Garage centers on those who don’t believe in his program of keeping all citizens locked up to one networked mindset that he controls. And these members of the resistance just happen to be versions of familiar DC heroines.

“Gotham City Garage is an anti-fascist anthem for the open road, starring reimagined takes on DC’s great female characters through an outlaw lens,” Collin Kelly, who’ll co-write the series with Jackson Lanzing, said in a statement. “We’re bringing Big Barda, Steel, Catwoman, Harley Quinn, Silver Banshee, Hawkgirl and the first Kryptonian this world has ever seen — the mysterious girl named Kara Gordon — into a world of bikes, outlaws and elaborate tattoos.”

-Kinetic Abilities Prompt List A Edition

Acidikinesis - Control Sloth

  • I have a personal vendetta against someone wildly more successful than me so I’m trying to make them lazy.
  • You don’t know how to relax so I’m literally filling you with laziness but you just won’t stop.
  • I work at an animal shelter and I sometimes make the animals fit what people are looking for by removing or adding laziness. You haven’t lived until you saw a cat with 0% laziness.

Aciukinesis - Control Sharpness

  • Did you know that most man made spheres are still more jagged than the earth itself? You haven’t experienced softness until you felt a perfectly smooth ball. There’s also not a lot of traction so please cup it in your hands.
  • I’m one of the only chefs here that doesn’t have some sort of hot or cold ability. But me being very clumsy, the ability to make all my knives dull saves my fingers a lot.
  • I keep making all the knives in the kitchen blunt so I can watch my parent-in-law get frustrated and lose their dominance over me.

Aerokinesis - Control Air

  • I can control the air but that doesn’t do a lot so I just got a few wind turbines for my property, so I get power for free. It’s a small win, but I like it. 
  • Sometimes I go to the beach and set up a kite rental booth while making it windy. It doesn’t make much but it helps with rent.
  • No one thinks that controlling air is that cool of a super power until I take it out of their lungs.

Aestatekinesis - Control Summer

  • I hate sweating so I made this summer really mild but it’s affecting my town’s farming economy.
  • I forgot that Alaska’s still supposed to be pretty cold in the summer and I may have made the ice caps melt a little more.

Aggressiokinesis - Control Anger

  • I work in tandem with a crisis clinic and so far, there isn’t a patient I can’t calm down.
  • My anti-aggression dog classes are the best in the business. I even stop by pet shelters.
  • I just love watching these people tear each other limb from limb with blind rage. I’m gonna be sad to see you go though.

Aidoskinesis - Control Humidity

  • One of the only things good about my powers is that I can make my boss’ office so humid they have horrible hair and sweat stains for their meeting with corporate. 
  • My greenhouse is always at the perfect humidity even in the dead of winter.
  • I’m gulty of making someone so humid they’ve taken off their shirt before. It’s a blessing.

Alcokinesis - Control Alcohol

  • You always get too out of hand with your drinking so I just take the alcohol content out of your drinks.
  • My coworker bugs the hell out of me and they’re going in for a company-wide drug test today. I made their breakfast have a healthy amount of alcohol.
  • It’s very fun to see someone pantamime being drunk when they think they are when in actuality I’ve taken all the alcohol out of their drink.

Amokinesis - Control Love and Desire

  • Shit are you actually in love with me or did I manipulate you into liking me?
  • As a joke I was going to make my classmate fall in love with whoever came in next but you did and now I’m very jealous.
  • I make people forget about me when we break up so it’s easy on them but I can’t get rid of my own love for them, even when there’s no chance of getting back together ever now. 

Anthracokinesis - Control Coal

  • I like being alone so I move to Centralia and just turn off the surrounding coals when I’m walking over them. It’s very quiet but very smoky. I need to leave town to buy a gas mask.
  • I bought a bit of land and made a little mine before buying a truckload of coal and just stiking it in the walls. Then, I compressed it all into diamonds.
  • So my parents gave me a little tough love as a child and gave me a piece of coal one christmas. I’ll admit, I was a naughty child. But that piece of coal made me learn of my powers. It’s the only piece I’ll never manipulate anymore.

Antikinesis - Control Antimatter

  • No you can’t come to my antimatter dimension. It’s very private.
  • I think we had a good run, I’m just gonna get a black hole in here real quick.
  • I always wanted to visit Chernobl, good thing I can just sort of turn off the gamma radation and go for a walk. 

Argentokinesis - Control Silver

  • Whoops I’m in werewolf country better make all my clothes and stuff have silver mesh.
  • “Yes this is genuine gold” I say to someone when I took the silver content out of a ring.
  • So I don’t have the best impulse control. I made my rude neighbor’s prized dog into a silver statue and now it’s like… eighty sets of flatwear.

Arthrokinesis - Control Joints

  • I may be a very inactive person, but damned if my joints ever pop. I’m doing sprints anytime I feel like it.
  • I got too excited testing how much I could let my joints move and may have dislocated by shoulder. 
  • Yes, I tried to suck my own dick. Yes, I should have realized that there is actually bone stopping me from bending my spine like that. Don’t laugh at me.

Asterokinesis - Control Cosmic Energy

  • I’ve ascended to be the god of the universe and all I want to do is to stop being in charge and just have some time off for once.
  • I saw how much earth was desperate to meet other beings so I made some closer planets support life. 
  • I’m not just some giant being in space. I’m a regular person. I buy groceries, collect rocks, and I’m desperate for people to never know I made them. 

Astrakinesis - Control Astral Energy

  • I am nearly constantly disassociating. The good news is that I have like thirty dream selves I can be while the others go on autopilot. 
  • I can see spirits so I just deal with ghosts for a living. Most of the time they’re just confused.
  • I can work as a medium for ghosts to talk through but you roleplaying with your dead datemate is the last straw.

Astronkinesis - Control Remnants of Cosmic Substances

  • I realized that in my lifetime I would never see a mission to a star so I made some much closer to us.
  • I don’t feel like this world’s really going anywhere. I’m just gonna supernova the sun next weekend. 
  • My tarot card readings are always perfect and I sincerely want you to leave the country.

Atmokinesis - Control Weather

  • I am the best weather forecaster the world has ever seen. I work for a small town in rural country though. I think I have five hundred viewers on a daily basis? 
  • I always make sure my neighbor’s/parent’s/friend’s/etc farm gets the best weather.
  • My entrences are always punctuated with lightening and I love it.

Atomkinesis - Control Atoms

  • It’s like 3-D printing, only much better. Check out this awesome watch I made.
  • I hope you like nuclear wastelands, because that’s what you’re getting.
  • Surprise, your house is full of radon gas!it’ll stay that way until you do what I say.

Audiokinesis - Control Sound 

  • Nothing quite like a day of absolute silence when you have an audio processing disorder.
  • Movies are very fun to watch when I can make one character silent and just ad lib the dialogue.
  • The fact that I can chat style silence someone is the best.

Aurokinesis - Control Aura

  • I can see how people act before ever talking to them, that’s why you’re the only one in the room I’m going to talk to. 
  • Where I live, auras are very important. So I can easily hide among them as someone without giving an inkling of malice.
  • I personally hate you so now you get too radiate bad energy until you apologize. 

Aurokinesis - Control Gold

  • I’m allergic to what they use in fake gold but I have no money for good jewelry so I just make it gold after I buy it for cheap. 
  • It’s not quite the Midas touch, but I’ve pulled that prank before. 
  • I make golden jewelry and sculptures by making them out of clay/wood/etc and turning them into gold for huge profits.

Autumnuskinesis - Control Autumn

  • My hometown capitalizes on my love of pumpkins and sweater weather by becoming a destination for those looking to beat the heat but don’t want to own a down jacket. 
  • I can make things rot. So I rotted my neighbor’s garden a week before harvest. 
  • I make autumn immediately follow winter so now the world’s harvesting systems are fucked because I get pollen allergies. 

Avarikinesis - Control Greed

  • I’m trying to make the world fair by taking all the greed out of high-ranking officials but sometimes that was their only driving force and they have no actual job experience. 
  • I made someone comically greedy because being a superhero in a town in which no banks need protecting is boring.
  • I want so desperately to not have to take greed out of anymore people. It’s getting so tiring. I need to go on a vacation. 

Avikinesis - Control Avains

  • Having hawks fly to my aide when my boss was giving me shit in the parking lot was definitely a sweet move.
  • I may live in this cottage alone, but these birds are more than enough company. One of them just told me about someone who ate shit on pavement last week in a city ten miles away. It’s awesome.
  • “Bats fly, right? Why can’t I control bats?” “Please just let me do my work.” ‘What about bugs?” “Please go home.” “Do flying fish count?”

Ok, everyone. You all know I am a fic writer and after the latest events, most of my fics will be put on hold until or if this whole thing blows over. So, I have a couple of options of what I could do while things are still uncertain. The Hitman AU (H2OVanoss) is a good thing I can focus on for now, but for that to happen, I imagine you’d all understand if I replaced the BrOhm I had there with MiniCat or some other ship. I’m also discussing a cool prompt of a collaboration with @alitomy-ao3 for a relatively short Sattoonz fic because we both love that rarepair.

It’s no surprise that I’m still pretty shaken by everything, but that is just how I am and I actually need something to keep my mind busy and give it time. I’m also accepting suggestions if you guys have any of what I could do, because I rather be doing stuff for the fandom than being depressed about something beyond my control.

Egyptian Silver Horus Figurine, Late Period, 26th Dynasty, C. 712-525 BC

The falcon Horus is the symbol par excellence of the divine Kingship of Egypt. The ancient Egyptians believed that portrayals of the Horus falcon represented their Pharaoh. When the Pharaoh died, he turned into Osiris, Lord of the Underworld, while his son became the new Horus in this world.

speaking of Delilah’s self-absorption and need to be important, I also think it’s interesting how titles of her paintings shift their focus depending on Delilah’s relationships with the subjects. Let’s take a look at the inner circle.

Luca, His Eyes On Me” reflects his obsession with Delilah and curiously lacks any comment on her impact on him. Almost every other title talks about meaningful, impactful change Delilah brought to a person - “I Am the Ruin of His House,” “Her Heart, I Bathed in Poison”, “Her Face is My Smile”, etc. Yet she doesn’t seem to care about her impact on Luca besides the fact that he watches her every move. He is obsessed with her, he covers the entire city in incredibly expensive banners with her face on them, he spends nights in her bedroom, he makes musicians play day and night in front of her silver statue and fantasizes about said statue coming alive and visiting his bed. It shows how little he understands of her or her magic, but he is devoted nonetheless. The Heart says that Delilah “thinks about him sometimes, but only as someone might think of a favored pet.” That’s all Luca Abele is to her, and she is just not interested in what he is aside of him being ready to lick her boots and fight a war on her behalf.

“My Fires Burn within Breanna’s Marrow” is something different, it’s not about superficial adoration, it’s about her inspiring and loving Breanna Ashworth, literally being the fire that gives her life. It’s much more personal and devoted, it implies permanent connection on both sides, not the one-way impact like the other paintings. Delilah’s effect on Breanna is profound and unparalleled, she was her freedom, her love, her salvation, her goddess and her revelation. She knows everything about Breanna down to her marrow - and owns it too. There’s also an underlying context of Arcane Bond between them, we can see from her letter how thankful Breanna is to Delilah for opening her connection with the Void, how excited she is to feel “the strange winds” of it. And this is why when you take away Breanna’s magic, Delilah abandons her. From Delilah’s point of view, her flames within Breanna died out.

Interestingly, it’s the ONLY two paintings that have names in their titles. Everyone else is “he” or “she” (or “craftsman”, but we’ll get to the science goblin next). It’s two of the most devoted people in her life, the only two she reached from the Void, the only two deserving of names. Even if she doesn’t care about Luca as a person, he worships her wholeheartedly, and it is what Delilah ultimately wants from people, so he still is more valuable to her than others.

In contrast, “I Look Upon the Craftsman” doesn’t just lack a name in the title - it lacks even a pronoun, which *every* other painting gets. Even the goddamn tree is “she”. “Craftsman” is distant and impersonal. It also lacks an active action, an impact - “look upon” is observational, curiously passive for Delilah who yearns to leave her mark on people. She and Kirin Jindosh are obviously not close. They basically use each other in a mutually beneficial way. But for Delilah, the most important thing she wants from people is worship. And Jindosh is not going to worship her, he states plainly that he doesn’t even care who’s the Empress. He also wants to solve her, like he does with everyone else (his painting is the only one staring back uncomfortably) and Delilah does not appreciate this. In her letter to him, we see that he asked her about the Void and her connection, and Delilah puts him in his place - she says that wonders of the Void are innumerable and she witnessed them, but he doesn’t have a slightest hope of imagining them. She tells him to be content with seeing slightly more than common people. Basically, she tells him that gifted craftsman is all he’ll ever be. Delilah is wary of Jindosh, resentful for not being able to affect him, and looks down on him for his limits within the common world.

I Regard Her, Within and Without” is different. It’s also distant, but though “regard” and “look upon” might seem close, they are not similar. “Regard” implies not only observation, but also respect. There’s also an underlying sense of Delilah’s power over Hypatia, - “Within and Without,” - we know that she is controlled through Luca Abele. But “Regard Within and Without” also translates a fascination of all aspects of Hypatia. There’s sadly absolutely zero shown interaction between them in-game, but Alexandria Hypatia is obviously not someone who Delilah sees as mundane. 

Prince William joined his father at Balmoral for the annual Ghillies Ball, which is thrown for the staff of the royal residence.

Held by successive monarchs since the days of Queen Victoria, the dance is one of the highlights of the royal calendar.

The party is held in the Ballroom of Balmoral Castle, the largest room in Queen’s private and most beloved residence, which is decorated with Highland scenes by Landseer and Carl Haag as well as silver statues by Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm.

Invitations to the Ghillies Ball are hugely sought after – sent to estate staff, a handful of the Queen’s closest neighbours on Royal Deeside and notable members of the local community.

Unlike other royal functions, the sovereign and members of her family mingle and dance Scottish reels arm-in-arm with their guests.

A Royal source said: ’Prince William came up to stay with the Queen at the castle to go to the Ghillies Ball on Thursday night. Everyone had a great night. The Queen will be here until the second week in October’.(x)

Give No Quarter I

I’ve been sitting on this story for a while but without further ado, this is the first part of my Hobbit/Pirate AU. Please tell me what you think :) It would help me finish what I have so far if I knew it was worthwhile. 

Your bones were so cold they felt as if they would shatter. The frigid water soaked through your clothes and flesh as you clung to the splintered slab of wood. Slivers had embedded in your hands as you clawed desperately at the makeshift raft, making your plight even more painful, and your froze fingers could barely cling to the board.

Your teeth chattered in the damp fog as you floated among the wreckage of your former ship. The sky was a full gray and growing darker by the moment as your body grew closer to hypothermia. You knew you were going to freeze to death among the depths and yet what else could you do as you drifted along?

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anvil527up  asked:

May I request an epilogue for NaturalWings? Maybe the new Chief Chancellor commending Obi Wan Kenobi? The rise of people keeping small tokens, blue wings or statuettes? Murals on walls? Maybe the River of Light becoming a quiet place of retreat for people in pain? The Jedha monastic order setting up a small station nearby? The blast crater becoming a pilgrimage site? Just... I don't want Obi Wan to be forgotten...(tearing up a bit now)

There is a river on a backwater planet.

The river flows and lights up when the sun goes down, as if light itself shines from it.

In the river rocks lay cuddled together as if put down for a nap, worn smooth by the steady flowing water.

By the river is a small shrine and unless you ask for direction or have already been there, you will be lucky to stumble over it on your own.

The shrine is small, nothing more then a room, kept clean by those who visit it and a statue on a pedestal with a bowl in front of it.

The statue is from a bygone age from those who were once great defenders of the galaxy. The figures stands with its chin raised, wings flared out and looks towards the sinking sun, as if always on guard with the statues features defined and dignified. As the sun sinks it lights up the wings in a kaleidoscope of bright red and yellow in the shrine.

The bowl is full of stand for the sticks of incense that guests leave behind along with soft prayers to someone gone who gave all for them. The incense is sweet and aromatic like tea.

The ones who visit are usually of the same cut as the statue, robes worn in the same manner with soft praises to the statue, wearing silver pendants shaped as wings on leather cords.

Some of them swear they can see two figures sitting on a grassy hill.

One tall and long haired and the other red haired and winged as they curl up together and watch the river, the shrine and the sun.

But its only as the sun set that they swear this happens.

And they are gone the moment the sun has passed below the horizon.

Bail doesn’t know what to believe about that.

But he knows this.

There is a shrine with Obi-Wan’s statue that is visited by mostly Jedi, who gets the guidance to find it by the Force.

And there is a rock just like any of the other rocks in the river that he himself has thrown into the river.

Obi-Wan Kenobi were many things.





Traitor to the Empire.

Consort to Darth Vader.

The final blow to the Emperor and his right hand man.

But what he was most…was a friend.

And Bail can only hope as he catches sight of a redhead curled against a taller man’s broad frame on a grassy hill that wherever Obi-Wan went, he went there happy to be with his Master once again and that he can once again spread his wings with no worry and just fly on the winds of the galaxy.

“…Goodbye old friend, may we meet again one day.” Bail sighed before moving to Breha’s side and smiling at her as she took his hand and squeezed it.

If he had lingered just a few more seconds, he could have faintly heard over the breeze. “Goodbye old friend, we shall meet again.”


Reverse Stanford and Bill in the midst of their plans to incite a Weirdmageddon in the Reverse Falls dimension when opposition arises from a very unexpected source…

This is a thought that’s been wracking around in my head for ages now. The idea of RevBill standing up to Reverse Stanford on behalf of the Pines (who have only ever been kind to him) is sweet… Also an act brought on largely out of a desire to defend the Ford of Gravity Falls, who’s so drastically different from the Stanford he knows and has been nothing but manipulated by in spite of his years of devotion to Stanford’s causes.

BUT YEAH. DEFENDING THE PINES, NOT TO MENTION THE INTERDIMENSIONAL BF. THAT’S ALL NICE. Until you consider exactly what that entails for Reverse Stanford. In this case, him getting transformed into a silver statue (as opposed to Bill’s gold). Yikes. It’s about time someone got a taste of their own medicine…


Lyrics that remind me of Youngjae

Es por ti - Juanes 
The reason I am happy, the reason I feel warm and soft, and your eyes that are so bright and your personality so bright like a sun. It is because of you that I feel so much happiness and love! (づ。◕‿‿◕。)づ {lyric translations in gif captions}

Countdown to Choi Youngjae’s 21st(22nd) Birthday 2/7