soul owners

This was kinda obvious from the start, but I’m gonna be making this primarily a Souls(borne) blog from now on. It’s all I’m ever really into nowadays and to be frank, the indie oc comm makes me nervous still and it feels a lot harder to be recognized in. I have a fuckton of muse for Judas all the time and he’s usually the guy I default to. I don’t really feel much drive for his “original verse” anymore for a few reasons and I think Souls is honestly a bit more fitting to his character overall.

This really isn’t gonna change much tbh? I am just being much more clear about the direction this blog is heading in this time, which has honestly not been in a real fandomless path because lol could my thirst be any more obvious. I’m still very much willing to RP with verses outside of Souls, but like I said, it feels intimidating to go outside of my comfort zone and I find myself pretty committed to the series for what may be a LONG time. If you wanna unfollow, I totally understand.

A part of me is also curious as to whether Judas gets less attention compared to my other muses because a) he’s listed as an indie oc when most of my interactions are with DS people or b) he’s a dickhead and people hate him. We’ll see.

My Attempt at a Linear Synopsis of Ghost Quartet

if you dont listen to ghost quartet im so sorry abt this

Story 1: Arabian Nights, or One Piece of Stardust
The story begins in 14th century Persia with Scheherazade (an incarnation of Pearl) telling stories to Dunyazad (an incarnation of Rose) and Shah Zaman, an incarnation of the Bear (including the later story of Rose and the Camera Shop Owner which she is “remembering” from the point of view of another incarnation of her soul, the Camera Shop Owner). At some point, Scheherazade tells Dunyazad that the ghost of Thelonious Monk is behind a door of the palace, setting up the idea that ghosts don’t simply appear after they die, but rather always have been there and are simply born into new bodies occasionally. After some time has passed, Dunyazad dies and Scheherazade is still telling stories to Shah Zaman trying to avoid being killed. It is then that a past ghost of Rose Red appears, with knowledge of her future corporeal self’s mission, and asks Scheherazade for a piece of stardust (for reasons that will be explained later). Scheherazade remarks that she doesn’t know how much more she has, implying that stardust is what her stories are made from. She then tells Rose Red the story of her feelings of emptiness and her dream about a tango dance in which her past self refused to dance with her, which means that the story/stardust now belongs to Rose Red. It is implied that not long after this event, Shah Zaman kills Scheherazade, because later the Astronomer mentions a “man in Iran” wasting away and talking to ghosts for forty-two years, exactly what Shah Zaman said he would do after he killed Scheherazade. Shah Zaman is said to have said that “every soul that ever died is living in the shadows of the sky,” continuing the show’s idea of nonlinear ghosts.
Story 2: The Wind and Rain, or One Pot of Honey
Years later, Rose Red and Pearl White are born by the sea. They live together happily for many years, and Rose falls in love with the Astronomer. They look at the stars through his telescope in his treehouse, and Rose Red writes poetry about the celestial entities they see together. The Astronomer, enamored by her talent and longing to portray some talent of his own (but he doesn’t practice enough) decides instead to steal Rose Red’s work and publish it in his name. Rose Red grows to hate him, but then he begins to see Pearl White. Rose Red discovers their affair and becomes angry with both the Astronomer and Pearl White. She yells at the Astronomer, saying that she always knew that he was shallow and didn’t truly care about her, and she leaves him with the threat that “we’ll see who’s smarter, we’ll see.” Angered, Rose Red runs into the forest and asks the Bear to maul the Astronomer and turn her sister into a crow. The Bear asks for a pot of honey, a piece of stardust, a secret baptism, and a photo of a ghost. The Bear gives Rose Red the ability to cross into her soul’s different lifetimes at will so that it is possible for her to complete the tasks. The different incarnations of Rose being possessed by Rose Red will appear throughout the synopsis (and one has already appeared, the 14th century Persian version of Rose.) After collecting all of the items (which will be explained in a linear fashion as they happen later in the story), Rose Red returns to the Bear, who reveals that he tricked her, and takes the honey without carrying out her demands. Rose Red, in her anger, descends into alcoholism and kills Pearl White herself by pushing her into a river. Pearl White’s body floats to the Miller’s pond and he, another incarnation of the Astronomer, takes her out of the river to dry. The Fiddler, yet another incarnation of the Bear, happens upon her body and makes a fiddle out of her breastbone, which is later bought by Rose Red, who passes it down to the Fool (who she remembers from one of the lifetimes she crossed through to collect the items, and is also another incarnation of the Bear), although he is probably unaware that this woman is his grandmother (explained later). He accepts the gift anyway, given his affinity for stringed instruments. Over a century later, in 1990′s Sarajevo, an incarnation of Rose appears to seduce the Soldier, who is an incarnation of Pearl to obtain her honey. The Soldier, who has grown depressed from her years of experience with death, requests that Rose let her cry on her shoulder and then asks her to shoot her in the alley. Rose, only in it for the honey, does so.
Story 3: Usher, or One Secret Baptism
Linearly, most of this story coincides with Story 2, and they intersect in various ways. An incarnation of Rose, probably periodically possessed by Rose Red due to Lady Usher’s claims that she was a cruel woman, gives birth to Lady Usher, an incarnation of Pearl, who grows up to marry a man named Edgar, who is an incarnation of the Astronomer. They have two children, Roxie (who is Rose) and the Fool (who is the Bear). Roxie is occasionally possessed by Rose Red, and Roxie grows up interpreting Rose as a dead twin sister to her, claiming that Rose tells her that she should cross over to her plane of existence and be like her: “all soul.” Rose also identifies herself to Roxie as a “starchild” which probably means a person who is unhinged from the usual plane of reality and is free to follow their soul throughout history as they please. This behavior from Roxie causes Lady Usher to develop anxiety. When Roxie is seven years old, Edgar asks her to stop talking to Rose, who he believes is simply an imaginary friend, to which Roxie replies with anger. Another event of note occurs when Lady Usher tells Roxie a bedtime story in the form of Arabian Nights (which Lady Usher remembers from her lifetime as Scheherezade). Roxie was born around the same time as Rose Red and Pearl White, and also had an affair with the Astronomer in her teenage years, and they have a daughter. This daughter is Starchild, who is Rose, who inherits the powers of a starchild, possibly due to being the child of  a girl who grew up being constantly possessed by a starchild, but is unaware of the implications of her abilities. However, Starchild is kidnapped by another incarnation of Rose Red, and baptized in secret. Not much is known about the rest of Starchild’s life, but she has descendants, who will be mentioned later on. After Starchild is kidnapped, Roxie falls ill at the age of seventeen, which worries Lady Usher even more. After being sick for a period of time, Roxie dies, and Lady Usher forgives her for her continued acknowledgement of her “imaginary friend” Rose, who she believed in up until her death. Lady Usher preserves Roxie’s corpse for a fortnight. During that time, the family begins to fall apart with Lady Usher’s anxiety being worse than ever, and Edgar succumbing to alcoholism. The Fool, after being given the fiddle by Rose Red, leaves home, and moves to New York City. He begins to play the cello i a band and sell drugs to survive, but as he ages he settles down, has a daughter who is Pearl, and opens a camera shop. He has descendants who will be mentioned later. After the Fool leaves home, Edgar is the only one left to comfort Lady Usher, and one night when she is particularly distressed, he tells her the story of Pearl and the Pusher, which he remembers from his later life as the Driver. That night, Rose Red possesses Roxie’s body, unaware that Roxie has already died, and walks upstairs. When she sees Lady Usher, she sees Pearl White, and kills her.
Story 4: Subway, or A Photo of a Ghost
The Fool’s camera shop stays in the family for four generations and the fiddle stays in it. Eventually, it belongs to an incarnation of Pearl, the Camera Shop Owner. Starchild’s descendants eventually include another incarnation of Rose, who travels from Portland to New York City. Rose is in a subway station and a different incarnation of Pearl, who is  is standing on the platform playing a game on her phone in which she is a soldier battling a bear. The Pusher (who is the Bear) is present in the station, and, upon seeing the Soldier fighting the Bear within Pearl’s game, is suddenly overwhelmed by the influences of both the Bear and the Fool, and pushes Pearl onto the track, inadvertently forcing the Bear to keep his promise to hurt Pearl and giving meaning to the Fool’s cryptic warning to Edgar, “If anyone pushes me, I’m gonna push them back.” The train is coming, and it is driven by the Driver, who is the Astronomer, who has zoned out and does not notice Pearl. In the few seconds left before the train hits Pearl, Rose is possessed by Rose Red, trying to obtain the photo of the ghost, and uses her camera to take a picture of Pearl in the subway track. There is no way she can avoid her death now, and this qualifies her as a ghost. Pearl uses her last few seconds to give herself closure, and is then killed by the train. Rose, disgusted at having taken the picture, smashes her camera, but not before Rose Red exits her body and takes the photo with her. Rose breaks down and  begins to vaguely remember her other lives, and forgives Pearl and the Astronomer/Driver for everything. Rose goes to the camera shop to buy a new camera, and the Camera Shop Owner notices that she is distressed. She shows her the fiddle on the wall, and tells Rose the story of Rose Red and Pearl White, which she remembers from her life as Pearl White. She is correct when she says that the store has been in her family for four generations, but when she says that the fiddle belonged to her great-grandmother she is accidentally speaking from the point of view of her incarnation as the Fool’s daughter for whom Rose Red actually was a great-grandmother, since she was Lady Usher’s mother. Rose befriends the Camera Shop Owner, who suddenly feels compelled to give Rose the phone number of her friend, the Driver, essentially giving the Astronomer back to Rose and ending the ancient feud. Rose falls in love with the Driver and they live happily together for the rest of their lives, and have two daughters, most likely another Rose and Pearl.
Epilogue: Midnight
Years later, and yet years earlier, and yet right at that moment, the souls of all four of them meet in another plane of existence, in-between lives, or maybe after all their lives. They begin to slowly remember things as they piece together the collective story of their many lifetimes as they converse (I Don’t Know, Any Kind of Dead Person, Four Friends). As the final pieces fall into place, Pearl forgives the Bear/Pusher, and they become friends. As the sun rises, the four friends resolve to forgive themselves as well, for only thinking within their own lives and forgetting the vast beauty of the universe.


Patrick Stump by Jamie
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October 13, 2011 @ The Rialto Theatre Tucson, AZ

magnoliasam  asked:

So, since Alicia died and the doll Max made of her only has her heart and memories, does that mean Alicia is in heaven right now? I think maybe she and Max share a heaven since we know siblings can be soulmates, but Max will never share it with her because he gave his soul over to a demon. Or maybe being resurrected as a doll means she isn't fully dead and her soul can't go to heaven? I'm just very worried about my beautiful Banes twins.

Holy crap though this is the real question, isn’t it? The thing is, I’m not sure if the doll doesn’t have Alicia’s soul. The way the witch said it, the things the dolls had weren’t limited to their memories and feelings. For all intents and purposes (except when she commanded them to protect her) they seemed “real” enough. Tasha Banes didn’t look like she was just pretending to love her children. She seemed like the memories of her own death had been erased and she was just continuing on as she had been. I could be wrong, though.

Soulless!Sam had memories and some emotions but lacked empathy, and if the dolls were merely soulless duplicates, it seems like they’d be more like the soulless people we’ve seen. Maybe the witch’s methods transferred the soul or duplicated it? Powerful magic could probably stop a reaper from taking those souls. If her soul really is in heaven and her current self is a duplicate, then it seems like it’d be pretty hugely unfair when this Alicia dies, because she seems to have all the attributes the show gives to souls… minus a body.

Pretty much the exact opposite of Soulless!Sam. Oh wow. Unforgivable digression: Sam and Soulless!Sam could totally have coexisted and probably fought for custody of Sam’s actual body. Weird.

Anyway. Ack. I love all these questions you’re asking, and I wish the episode had tied some of them up. And maybe Max isn’t doomed to eternal torment: the Winchesters have broken contracts before or found loopholes. Considering all they’ve been through and all they know, dodging a contract seems relatively easy. So… maybe it’s not entirely hopeless? Max could also go darkside and pawn off the powers (and thus the contract on his soul) to a new owner like the original witch did.

I’m also worried about the adorable witch twins and creeped the heck out about the ending of 12.20. I’m just going to headcanon that Max’s promise to tell Alicia what had happened was in fact a promise to tell her everything. I can’t stomach the idea of their lives being a replay of the Gadreel situation.

I worry that the show won’t ever look in on the Banes twins again, so we may just have to headcanon ourselves to sleep. :(

Thanks for the lovely question and sorry I couldn’t answer it better!

I thought I'd go back to designing Keyblades as I adore Kingdom Hearts.

Name: Septic Champion

Owner: Jacksepticeye

High Attack
Medium Magic
Low Defence
Ability: MP hastega. Magic reload speed is significantly increased

Jack’s Keyblade is a reflection of himself. The fire colours on the hilt represent his energy and enthusiasm. The rain guard has Sans on as it’s one of his favourite games (and I can’t draw the Shadow of the colossus logo that small) The shamrock key chain and the flag colours down the main part blade are there because of his pride of being an Irishman. Jack’s Keyblade wouldn’t be complete without Septiceye Sam who tops off the design.

Name: Glitched Soul

Owner: Antisepticeye

High Attack
Medium Defence
Low Magic
Ability: Combo Boost. Greater damage dealt the longer combo attacks are.

Anti’s ability to glitch is shown in the Keyblade in both the main and end parts with the glitches clustering to form an intimidating edge. The glitches on the main part are surrounded by a void of black to represent the darkness he came from. The hilt of the Keyblade are in two shades of red to reflect the blood that is always present when he appears. The hilt is pointed to reflect how dangerous he can be. The knife keychain is there as he has been seen holding knives in videos.

A small tribute to anime’s shady shop owners!

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Warning: One or more of these shop owners may sell you faulty products, kill you, eat you, zombify your corpse, scare you upon entry, scare you in general, have a name that starts with a U, give cryptic information, withhold important information, be secretly evil, be secretly badass, implant foreign objects in your body, be pals with your parents, invade personal space, invite you to do questionable things, expect a good laugh out of you, or destroy/change your life as you know it……

But seriously come and have a look around!

every day i think ive reached the peak of my love for Sebastian Stan, im like,,,This Is It™ the optimum level, there’s no more space in me to contain any more love…and every single day i am proved wrong and im starting to think that maybe there is no peak, it’s just like the universe, continually expanding


After every festival in the Spice District, Greyson woke up bright and early and started cleaning the city. They hated it, but it was a small price to pay for living in their flat. Since Greyson was neither 18 or emancipated, technically it wasn’t legal for them to pay for and be soul owner on their lease. However the landlord understood their situation, and asked for very little in compensation; their monthly pay and the occasional cleaning.

This morning they noticed a boy sleeping on one of the plazas benches. Greyson always felt awful shooing homeless people away. ‘That could have easily me’ Greyson always thought to themself and always waited until everything else was cleaned up before waking them.

About another 30 minutes later Grey was done and the boy was still asleep. 


Greyson walked over to them and shook their shoulder.

“Hey, uh, sorry you gotta wake up” The boy was mildly responsive but woke up after a little more goading. “Hey good morning. I hate to kick you out but you can’t sleep here during the day.” 

“Hu?” The boy had to have been about Greysons age. He had a small trail of drool on his cheek which he wiped at with the back of his hand. He was cute. He rubbed his eyes with his non drool covered hand and put on glasses. They framed his face nicely. It seemed to take him a moment to completely register Greyson’s presences or the smirk on his face.  

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Psychopomps: Oya

psychopomp: a [creature/god/spirit/being] who guides souls to the underworld

The owner of the marketplace, Oya is the Yoruba Orisha (a manifestation of the supreme divinity) of wind, hurricanes, and change. She assists the dead in their transition from life to death and guards the gates to the cemetary.