spectators of life

caring for your love's sign
  • aries: let them be in charge, remind them that you won't leave, give them space to release their boundless energy, never forbid them to speak their mind, promise them the world in return for their time, learn to move quick, don't be afraid to be bold and loud
  • taurus: touch them constantly, worship their lips and eyes and skin, give them perfume, carry them over a puddle, hold their umbrella for them as well as the door to the car or their home, massage them and tuck them into bed, listen to what no one else wants to hear them say
  • gemini: speak, listen, run after them if they leave, don't be afraid to shout or sing along, nudge them, tickle them, beat them playing video games over and over and over, playfight, race in the streets, laugh at their jokes, praise their ideas, never say no, always say yes, never stop moving and dancing and spinning, give them a million kisses a second
  • cancer: hold them tightly against your chest, press your lips to their ear, slow dance late into the night, kiss them deeply, make their bed, don't hold back, ever, speak from your whims and impulses, let them see the workings of your heart, let them read your mind, carry out your promises, ride the fights out with diligence, compromise, keep them close
  • leo: call them beautiful and handsome and adorable, compliment their flaws, lift them to the sky, forget yourself in their presence, bite their lower lip, paint them, write them immortal into your poetry, listen to the rhythm of their heart, show them off, tell everyone that they are yours
  • virgo: take care of yourself and your body first, don't ignore their signs and clues and hints and teases, respect their hard work, drown yourself in their stories and sweaters, make their home yours, be flexible and find leeway, forgive, forget, remember every date and every hour, cooperate, talk about your future, hold each other accountable, keep expectations high, don't fall into the slump of routine
  • libra: be polite and speak kindly, find their sweet spots, hold their hand, take them out at night all the way until the morning, dedicate songs to them, learn their hobbies, idealize and romanticize, be a spectator to their life, a witness to all their important moments, be their biggest fan and their closest confidant
  • scorpio: lock away their secrets, look them in the eyes, stare and hold and breathe, breathe into each other, mold yourself into them, spread yourself out, let them have all of you, drop away your walls, taste them and let them taste you, be honest, only honest, be your most instinctual self only for them, protect them with your strength and your love even if they forbid you to, fight for their attention, keep up
  • sagittarius: cherish your time together, make each moment exciting, be spontaneous, adventure together, support them consistently through their journey and obstacles, surprise them, build a tremendous array of inside jokes, play board games and take them to new places, never stop challenging them
  • capricorn: be their source of comfort and acceptance, show them your dedication, validate their emotions, take them seriously, watch movies together, find your routine, bake things for them, gift them self-care products and roses and chocolates, speak without restriction, love gently and carefully
  • aquarius: recognize their uniqueness, call them different, tell them they're nothing like you've ever seen or will see again, treat your love as if it's a once in a lifetime moment, minute, second, a beat, be their hope, give them attention, be patient, tread carefully around their heart, move slowly, then quickly, then all at once, be their best friend, their newfound family, but don't tie them down
  • pisces: change their world, flip it upside down, open their eyes to new ideas and worlds and feelings, make them laugh like no one ever has, tell them stories, be their muse, support their endeavors, remind them to keep going, wait for them patiently while they come back to reality, make everything feel wild and pure and unreal
  • *note: also check moon and venus*
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To call Neil ‘stoic’ is such an understatement as to almost be funny. 

Then again, how applicable it is to someone like him - who has never been allowed to slow down for anything, including pain, and never had the opportunity for anything else - is debatable. He isn’t like Andrew, whose feelings are dulled grey anyway by the complicated chemistry of his brain. He was just never taught the intricacies of it, or maybe instead taught the intricacies of acting rather than the simplicity of emotion.

The thing is - Neil can learn. He’s been studying since he crash landed in Fox Tower, even if he didn’t realise that’s what he was doing. Laughing at a joke from Nicky, smiling at Andrew in the cool autumn afternoon, affection towards Matt and Dan in the guise of a hug or a warm greeting in the morning - they’re all things he’s learned.

It’s a hill he’s been rolling down, and with the momentum he’s been building - his mouth to Andrew’s, the light in his expression sometimes, his devotion - it’s only so long before he collides with something that hurts.

No one can run from anything forever.

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i remember talking to two friends in 2016 and they mentioned undertale and by then i already watched most of the series on danandphilgames and, of course, i excitedly joined in the conversation. but just out of nowhere one of them said “please don’t tell me you’re watching those dan and phil guys play it”. i freaked out so much and blurted out “oh no of course not, i’m watching someone else, can’t remember the name”. i didn’t think about that for a long time but since i rewatched undertale today it made me wonder about it again.


i feel like the more i love something, the chances of me talking about it are smaller, because if someone rejects that, in a way they’re rejecting me as well. it’s just that i know if i tried to talk to other people about them, the chances of them mocking dan and phil are high and i don’t have enough self esteem to confidently defend them. i just dismiss it with “oh come on you don’t know what you’re talking about” and spend the rest of the conversation feeling awkward and uncomfortable. this happened so many times when me and my friend talked about mcr and tøp. those other friends would mock the people i care about so much while not knowing anything about them. and i feel like dan and phil, to a lot of outside spectators who aren’t ‘about that life’, just seem stupid because they’re not really typical. they’re so unique and while that is amazing, to people outside the phandom they probably seem silly, mostly because they heard rumors about them and don’t know how they actually are.


i just wanted to say that there’s no point in ridiculing people for their interests. as soon as that thing with undertale happened, my brain understood it as don’t ever speak about dan and phil (or anything you’re passionate about for that matter) because you’re going to get bashed, and that really hurts. and that’s so fucking stupid! i couldn’t even feel okay talking about two youtubers in a simple conversation! just like i never felt comfortable even mentioning my chemical romance and twenty one pilots in front of certain people because they would immediately get labeled as ‘dumb emos’ and i would feel uncomfortable again.


the point is, don’t ridicule things such as music and youtubers others are passionate about. you don’t have to like them, you don’t have to find them interesting, but there’s no point in bashing that person. have a rational chill discussion about it. feel free to express your opinions as long as you’re not being a jerk about them.

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“The artist is the creator of beautiful things.

To reveal art and conceal the artist is art’s aim.

The critic is he who can translate into another manner or a new material his impression of beautiful things.

The highest, as the lowest, form of criticism is a mode of autobiography.

Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming. This is a fault.

Those who find beautiful meanings in beautiful things are the cultivated. For these there is hope.

They are the elect to whom beautiful things mean only Beauty.

There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written. That is all.

The nineteenth century dislike of Realism is the rage of Caliban seeing his own face in a glass.

The nineteenth century dislike of Romanticism is the rage of Caliban not seeing his own face in a glass.

The moral life of man forms part of the subject-matter of the artist, but the morality of art consists in the perfect use of an imperfect medium.

No artist desires to prove anything. Even things that are true can be proved.

No artist has ethical sympathies. An ethical sympathy in an artist is an unpardonable mannerism of style.

No artist is ever morbid. The artist can express everything.

Thought and language are to the artist instruments of an art.

Vice and virtue are to the artist materials for an art.

From the point of view of form, the type of all the arts is the art of the musician. From the point of view of feeling, the actor’s craft is the type.

All art is at once surface and symbol.

Those who go beneath the surface do so at their peril.

Those who read the symbol do so at their peril.

It is the spectator, and not life, that art really mirrors.

Diversity of opinion about a work of art shows that the work is new, complex, and vital.

When critics disagree the artist is in accord with himself.

We can forgive a man for making a useful thing as long as he does not admire it. The only excuse for making a useless thing is that one admires it intensely.

All art is quite useless.”

Oscar Wilde (b. 16 October 1854) in his Preface to The Picture of Dorian Gray

Often, I feel like a spectator of my own life. Like I’m watching it all happen from outside myself. I don’t think it’s bad. I’ll still be there to experience the most precious moments. But while I wait for those to come around, I’ll be living in my daydreams, where anything can happen.

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yo but what if Sora is completely bothered by the fact that he’s had another person’s heart inside him for almost his whole life, maybe to a point where it’s just awkward for Sora to even talk to Ventus once they wake him up, where he doesn’t even WANT to talk to Ventus

because in all honesty, Sora would have ever right to be completely bothered and freaked out by this, finding out some random person from 12 years ago had his heart and consciousness stowed inside you and he’s been there, spectating your whole life since

that would be fucking terrifying

~ Relief with Gladiators.
Date: ca. A.D. 2nd century
Culture: Roman
Medium: Marble


From the source: Gladiatorial games originated as funerary rites in which the deceased was celebrated through physical competitions. For this reason, relief depictions of gladiatorial combat were sometimes used as grave markers—probably not for gladiators themselves, but for those whose lives such games may have commemorated. The games were particularly popular during the Roman Empire; in fact, most of the known funerary depictions of gladiators are Imperial in date. As government sponsorship grew in the Empire, the games took on political overtones. By staging massive and elaborate series of combats that often lasted for months and involved the slaughter of scores of men and wild animals in arenas throughout the empire, the Romans culturally unified their territory and affirmed their power, both to create such dramatic spectacles, and over life and death themselves.

Gladiators fought in armor and with weapons specific to different types of warriors. The two figures on this relief, which is probably from a funeral stele, are each armed with a short sword and equipped with a helmet; a long, rectangular shield; a manica (arm guard) on the right arm; and an ocrea (leg guard) on the left leg. The helmet styles differentiate the gladiators: the one with the crested, fish-like helmet is a murmillio (from a Greek word for fish); the other figure, with a large, rounded helmet is a provocator, a type of gladiator also armed with a gladius, but with a shorter shield. On the relief the same pair of figures appears four times in three registers, each time in a different position of combat. Presumably, this represents the progression of a contest, and would have originally ended with one of the figures—most likely the provocator—admitting defeat and submitting to the judgement of the crowd. Roman depictions of gladiators often showed the combatants poised at the instant where combat stopped for the crowd to decide whether or not to spare the loser, emphasizing the spectators’ active control over life and death.

Avenging Angel: Part 21

Summary: You’ve spent the last five years on a dangerous mission to solve the crime that wrongly imprisoned your father. When the Winchesters find you half-frozen on the side of a mountain, they make it their own mission to save your life and make sure you stay alive. But after five years of uncovering horribly dark secrets, you’ve learned not to trust anyone. Especially people who seem like they have good intentions.

Word Count: 1880

Warnings: None

Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4 Part 5Part 6Part 7Part 8Part 9Part 10Part 11Part 12Part 13Part 14Part 15Part 16Part 17Part 18Part 19 – Part 20


Braxton Covington was making it so very hard to remember that you were on a mission. Maybe you’d been starved of physical contact like this for too long, but every touch on the dance floor seemed to lower your inhibitions and make you forget why you should be wary of him.

The last time someone had paid attention to you like this was your college boyfriend, junior year. But even his touch hadn’t made you crave for more and feel as wanted as Braxton’s was right now.

It was in the way he gripped your hand to pull you back to him every time you teasingly started dancing away. The way his hand flattened against your stomach, holding your back against his muscular chest. The heavy breaths in your ear as he rolled your body with his.

There was no question. Braxton knew what he was doing on the dance floor.

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Demon Lore in Sornieth

All this is free for use. 

So, demons in the world of Sornieth. Gonna be talkin’ about death, violence, and other typical demon things. 

Demons Basics

Demons are dragons who have died out of service to their god or goddess. If they’ve abandoned the faith, or betrayed them after being exalted, that sort of thing. After they die, they lose all memory of who they were before, and their souls become a part of a neighboring dimension. The demon can travel back to Sornieth by either a difficult spell, or by being summoned. Summoning is extremely rare. The gods do not interact with the dimension at all. It is meant to be a punishment of abandonment. 

If a dragon is lukewarm about their service, or they are forced out of service due to something beyond their control, generally the gods/goddesses have “mercy” and the dragon becomes a spirit instead, little more than a spectator to life they no longer have. 

The Demon Dimension

But, we’re talking about demons here. So, this demon dimension was basically a bunch of dragons who lost their memory dumped into a rocky dimension lit by glowing stone and the occasional fire. Back in the beginning, some dragons announced themselves as the leader, and others as followers. A crude system was worked out- the strong lead. 

Dragons don’t age there, or really “die” unless their souls are destroyed completely, so the leader is only pushed out through someone stronger, generally someone within their family. They can procreate using magic. (This means same sex couples can reproduce the same as different sex.) Procreating, however, is discouraged for population control. 

The place they live looks like the Hewn City. Arguably, it /is/ the Hewn City. Most homes are made out of stone. The largest building is for the current leader, the second largest for entertainment. The entertainment is primarily a Coliseum of sorts, where dragons fight each other for glory and status. The Coliseum is the easiest way to raise your rank. The stronger they are, the easier it is to woo a mate. 

Demon Society

Ranks, as stated before, are determined by strength. The strongest leads the city. Their family, mate and any children, make up the next ranks. 

Immediately beneath them are the magic users. A demon with magic is exceedingly rare, due to a dragon’s magic originally coming from the gods they served. Magic dragons are treasured, because they’re the only ones who can create the portal that allows demons to leave the dimension. 

Below them are high ranking normal dragons. 

Then the “middle class”

Then the slaves. 

Generally, dragons don’t marry lower than their rank. The only exception is the royalty, for obvious reasons. ^

Because the easiest way to raise your rank is through combat, many dragons have lost limbs and other scars. 


Demons in the Real World

Demons who come into Sornieth must have a host. They’re only a soul outside their own dimension, after all. Once they have a host, they take control of the brain and essentially become that dragon. However, this means they gain the pros and cons of life- they have to eat, they age, gain memories, etc. 

These kind of summonings and escapes are typically either demons who through punishment are set to have their souls destroyed (another thing only the mages can do) or those who are randomly summoned. 

Summonings are most common in arcane, and the border is thinnest in the Hewn City. There are certain places in the Hewn City where you can walk right into the other dimension. Spirited Away style. 


Please forgive my ramblings, I got a lot of random headcanons about demons in sornieth

anyway if y’all wanna use any of this feel free just tag me cuz I love seein demon lore not a requirement just, y’know. if you wanna. 

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