ARIES: lightening (a sudden destructive release; often well aimed and with few survivors)
TAURUS:volcanic eruption (with a build-up so slow the outburst is rarely expected, though they give lots of warnings; the destruction is vast and they can remain upset or hold a grudge for a long time after)
GEMINI: tornado (very messy and loud, they will verbally throw everything at you in the hopes that something hits where it hurts the most; could be harmless except when it’s not)
CANCER: tsunami (it’s usually very personal, they want you to feel exactly what you made them feel; they want you to drown in that feeling)
LEO: wildfire (one of the worst tempers, they take a lot and it’s usually one seemingly small thing that sparks it, from then on its loud and obliterates everyone in its path and doesn’t end until they’re good and satisfied or plain exhausted; no apologies)
VIRGO: earthquake (they’ve most likely been holding this in for ages just under the surface, hot and densely suppressed; it seems to happen without warning, the façade of control cracks, they release some of their most shattering critiques and observations; no one is exactly the same after)
LIBRA: hail storm (anger is usually communicated clearly, if not coldly and with a bit of passive-aggressive derision; they probably discussed it with themselves whether this anger is deserving or not, if it’s been deemed justified your verdict is final and penance is delivered without respite)
SCORPIO: maelstorm (this is definitely a palpable experience for everyone involved; they will hold back at first, more from fear of themselves than of you; the break can happen as suddenly as an aries, it is consuming and frightening for both of you, the depth of their contempt, even if exposed just a little, causing either of you back off least you fall in and never return; they usually regret not being the bigger person after)
SAGITTARIUS: solar flare (like scorpio, they are aware of the power of their temper which is why they seem to distance themselves or ‘run away’ when upset; if they can’t laugh it off, the flare is sudden and strong for them, throwing everything, like gemini but with grotesquely precise aim; then it’s over like nothing even happened)
CAPRICORN: avalanche/mudslide (their anger is like a higher power, even while they are feeling it they are still trying to distance themselves from it so that it becomes its own force with its own will, course and end; and the end is usually them never acknowledging your existence again. ever.)
AQUARIUS: thunder storm (slow to anger, when it happens all their positive traits are flipped, friendliness becomes cold, imagination becomes cunning, cool cleverness turns to a harsh downpour of criticism and ugly truths; they will make you doubt whether their brighter side ever really existed)
PISCES: geyser (for one fleeting moment they are so completely besides themselves it’s frightening for everyone involved; their deep, emotionally intelligent nature is flushed away in a destructive and scary display they didn’t even know they were capable of, rushing out of a deep chasm of turmoil they probably didn’t know was there)
Elijah fell silent when you glared at him. He’d gone and
done something reckless to help Klaus and you’d thought he wouldn’t be coming
back, which had led to a long argument about helping Klaus when he returned.
It was like the world slowed as you stormed your way over to
him, gripping his face as you kissed him your pent up worry and anger pouring
through the kiss. Elijah’s hands found your waist as he deepened the kiss,
lifting you off your feet as he crossed your room.
I’ve always wanted to see lightning in slow motion!
Scientists at Florida Institute of Technology shot this video on May 20th during a storm near the university’s Melbourne campus. They were testing a high speed camera – one designed for studying the dynamics and energetics of the upward electrical discharges
from thunderstorms. But they captured this:
Video courtesy of the Geospace Physics Laboratory, Department
of Physics and Space Sciences, Florida Institute of Technology.
It is no secret that EDH is a very diverse format - probably the most diverse format out there. A deck builder can build almost any kind of deck imaginable - from the typical control, combo, aggro, and midrange decks; to decks like Stax, chaos, pillowfort, and anything in between. However, not all EDH decks are created equal - the possible disparity in power level between any two EDH decks is potentially as large as the difference between a bad draft deck and a tuned Vintage deck - and any sort of deck in between.
Most people tend to classify EDH decks as either “Casual” or “Competitve”, but the divide between the two is both subjective and blurry. However, a good way to classify EDH decks is needed in order to better communicate what kinds of decks you are playing to the rest of your pod or playgroup so everyone can have an enjoyable experience. It would also be good to have a metric for discussing certain cards or deck-archetypes. As such, I have decided to try creating my own classification system for EDH decks:
Type 1: Jank, Draft Chaff, and Gimmicks
Everyone was new to EDH at one time. Whether from inexperience or lack of funds, many players of EDH have decks that are barely functional - containing little more than draft chaff and starter-pack rares. Their curves are nonexistent, their decks are incoherent, and their cards are unsleeved. Some may be monstrosities containing 65 random green creatures and 35 forests, or “troll decks” containing 5-drop removal spells and Divinations with literally zero win-con. Other decks of this type tend to be gimmicks or “theme decks”, created by a more enfranchised player as a form of self-expression. Decks like “Ladies Looking Left” or “Chair Tribal” or “Mono-Red Samurai” - full of a whole lot of flavor, but almost nothing else. Decks of this type are often composed entirely of cards most players would never give a second look at, and typically cannot stand up to anything much stronger than a precon, if that.
Type 2: Casual
As opposed to Type 1 decks, Type 2 decks tend to have some amount of selectivity in the cards they play. You probably aren’t going to see random French-Vanillas in a deck like this, and they typically tend to have some sort of strategy and coherence. This is actually where I would rate the precon decks that Wizards makes every year. I would also consider decks built with some sort of arbitrary restriction - EG “no rares” or “no cards over $2”, as well as builds of “grouphug” and “chaos” that just do not have a way to win to be in this category. These types of decks are typically not exactly “good”, still containing many suboptimal choices and often with abysmal mana-curves, but the decks still tend to have some bite to them. If there are any combos in these decks, they are horribly janky and inconsistent ones, requiring so many pieces to function that it feels fair.
Type 3: “75%”
The name of this type is based off the “75%” deckbuilding philosophy, that states that the way to build an EDH deck that can handle the most competitive of players while not being unfun for the most casual is to make one at 75% power. While such a deck is actually impossible to build (anything that wants to even attempt to have a chance at so much as participating in a game with the most competitive of decks has to run the sorts of cards that more casual players shun entirely), decks of this type can pretty happily sit at a table with anything from a “type-2” deck to a “type-4” deck. While not all 75% decks out there are of this type, and not all decks of this type are 75% decks, the types of decks that philosophy builds are exemplars of this power-level. These are probably the most common types of EDH decks out there, and if you are going into a new group or store blindly, your best bet is probably with one of these.
Type 4: Pubstomp
Y’know that guy who claims he is so amazing at EDH and that his deck is unbeatable? That guy that plays Kaalia or Jhoira or Rafiq, that you just can’t beat? Well, this is probably the kind of deck he plays. Type 4 is where the gloves come off and anything goes - MLD, combos, Stax, Infect, Extra Turns, and everything else under the sun. These decks are mean, and tend to crush more casual decks out there. If you asked the average player what the best decks in EDH are, they would probably list off decks of this type. And they would be dead wrong.
Type 5: CEDH
These are actually the best decks in the format. These decks are truly degenerate, capable of consistently winning on turns 3-5 through disruption. These decks are not fair in any sense of the word, full of a who’s who of broken cards and mechanics, and anything that can’t kill everyone at once is too slow.. Storm, Doomsday, Stax, Ooze Combo…decks more broken and tuned than most think is possible in this format. There is a good reason that decks like these are often referred to as “singleton Vintage” decks. But we promise we aren’t bad once you get to know us…
Venus Fly - Grimes ft. Janelle Monae // Wonderland - Caravan Palace // Bad Girls (Nonsens Remix) - M.I.A. // Angel of Small Death and the Codeine Scene - Hozier // Fury Oh Fury - Nico Vega // Kinda Outta Luck - Lana Del Rey // Mowgli’s Road - Marina and the Diamonds // This Ain’t No Hymn - Saint Saviour // Where is Your Rider? - The Oh Hellos // Killer - Bastille ft. F*U*G*Z // Glory and Gore - Lorde // Madness - Ruelle // Dark, Darker, Yet Darker (Cover) - The Great Anansi // Wait - M83 // Nightclothes - Radical Face
Hahaha, I’m not late. I still have a half an hour before today officially ends for me. Bet you thought I forgot. NOPE.
Garfield Logan could pinpoint the exact moment in which he
fell in love with Raven.
It hadn’t been like anything the books or the movies quite
described. It hadn’t even been anything like what he’d experienced before.
The feeling had come sudden and strange, both foreign and
familiar, as if it had been but a shadow, clinging to his heart all along. His
feelings were a genuine paradox, but he couldn’t have been any more certain. If
anything, he should have berated himself for taking so long in the first place.
She’d stood in the centre of it all, oblivious to every
living thing around her, including him.
The rain came down from the heavens in angry sheets, the
thunder roaring through the darkening sky. Lightning crackled in the distance,
illuminating the encroaching bleakness of the day. The black clouds rolled in,
hovering precariously over the roiling waters. Wave after crashing wave,
matching the quickening of his own pulse.
It was the thunderstorm, as predicted, with the two of them
caught in its menacing winds. The same winds that had effectively ruined Beast
Boy’s weekend trip he’d so meticulously planned. He’d never have thought it
would also have been responsible for such a wonderful discovery. It was like
inhaling the first breath of a crisp, winter day; an icy, cold shock to the
The difference was, he hadn’t minded in the slightest…
I’m the kind of person who finds an incredible peace in thunderstorms.
Lightning screams through the darkness, destroying trees and telephone poles. Thunder shakes entire cities, waging war in the clouds above our heads. Rain and hail pelt windowpanes and dent the hoods of cars.
All of this fury surrounds me and I sigh, and my shoulders relax, and my heartbeat slows as though I’ve returned to my own bed after being away for a while.
I wonder if I’m made of chaos, and that’s why a storm feels like home.
for hire. [deadpool x reader. soulmate!au. part 2.]
Title: For Hire.
Pairing: Wade Wilson x Reader
Summary: You never wanted to meet your soulmate. You already knew that you wouldn’t like them; that’s what your abilities were for, and they never lied. They told you that you were better off this way. [Deadpool x Reader. Soulmate!AU feat. Psychic!Reader.]
Warnings: Graphic depictions of violence, weapons (guns specifically). Canon-typical.
A/N: ayoooo second part is up! another fairly short one, still sort of setting up the whole story.
Chapter Summary: After following Death for a week, you run into an old friend, changing your course once again.
You are a reaper, actually one of Death’s favorites. You’ve been following the story of the Winchesters for a while, staying out of sight, never letting them see you. You slowly fall in love with Sam, even though he doesn’t know you exist. But that all changes one day. Set in Season 5
“Dean?” You asked breathlessly, looking into the face of a man you still considered a close friend. Even if he couldn’t stand the sight of you, he would always have a special place in your heart. Currently sprawled in his lap, your energy completely zapped from transferring so many souls in such a short time. Truthfully, you weren’t sure you could move from you spot, even if he tried to kill you.
“Hey Y/N, didn’t expect to see you here. But then again, you are a Reaper, so…” He muttered, his hands on your waist, steadying you. Making no move to shove you off of his lap.