flavoracle  asked:

I like the idea that the recent Magic story referenced Kaldheim because we'll be going there soon and getting a "Viking World." Though I also wonder if Kaldheim was chosen for the story simply because Skybreen was illustrated by Wayne England, and that was their way of adding a subtle tribute to the iconic artist who passed away last year. (Skybreen was the only Planar card he illustrated.) Thoughts?

For those who might not understand why we keep talking about ‘Viking World’, in Mark Rosewater’s Tell Me What You Want from March 2016, he listed four worlds based on real-life sources that Magic hadn’t visited yet. These were meant to be in-demand lists that they knew were high up on player’s expectations. Since that article was released, we’ve visited three of the four planes he listed: Indian World, Egypt World, and Mesoamerican World.

Since then, we’ve also gotten the likes of Saskia and Inalla in Commander products, both of whom I’ve noted have a Viking-World feel. I think Kaldheim would be a good choice for Viking world because we know basically nothing about it, while Valla is the home of Warstorm Surge and the Immersturm, limiting options.

I think it could be a little of both, honestly. I don’t think it necessarily means Kaldheim is going to viking world, but now that the block paradigm is out the windows, I could easily see us visiting places I never thought we would go before.

Skybreen by Wayne England

Mbti Types as The Great Gatsby Quotes

ISFJ: “I was within and without, simultaneously enchanted and repelled by the inexhaustible variety of life.”

ESTJ: “But I can still read the gray names, and they will give you a better impression than my generalities of those who accepted Gatsby’s hospitality and paid him the subtle tribute of knowing nothing about him.”

ISFP: “The exhilarating ripple of her voice was a wild tonic in the rain.”

ENFJ: “There must have been moments even that afternoon when Daisy tumbled short of his dreams- not through her own fault, but because of the colossal vitality of his illusion.” 

INTP: “I tried to go then, but they wouldn’t hear of it; perhaps my presence made them feel more satisfactorily alone.”

INFP: “No amount of fire or freshness can change what a man will store up in his ghostly heart.”

ENTP: “’You see, I think everything’s terrible anyhow,’ she went on in a convincing way. ‘Everybody thinks so- the most advanced people. And I know. I’ve been everywhere and seen everything and done everything.’” 

ESFP: ”It was one of those rare smiles with a quality of eternal reassurance in it, that you may come across four or five times in life. It faced- or seemed to face- the whole external world for an instant, and then concentrated on you with an irresistible prejudice in your favor.”

ESFJ: “The bottle of whiskey- a second one- was now in constant demand by all present, excepting Catherine, who ‘felt just as good on nothing at all.’”

ENTJ: “The mouth was wide open and ripped at the corners, as though she had choked a little in giving up the tremendous vitality she had stored for so long.”

INTJ: ”Though I was curious to see her, I had no desire to meet her- but I did. I went up to New York.”

ISTJ: “he saw himself standing alone on the last barrier of civilization.”

ISTP: “’I am careful.’ 

‘No you’re not.’

‘Well, other people are.’”

ENFP: “Daisy began to sing with the music in a husky, rhythmic whisper, bringing out a meaning in each word that it had never had before and would never have again.”

ESTP: “They were at least agonizingly aware of the easy money in the vicinity and convinced it was theirs for a few words in the right key.” 

INFJ: “and for a second I thought I loved her. But I am slow-thinking and full of interior rules that act as breaks on my desires,”


The Pants Switch Love by Jongyu

This is how they represent each other on stage when the other one can’t attend. Last Feb 2016, during their DxDxD Japan Tour, Jonghyun couldn’t attend the show in Kobe because he had a stomach flu. Onew wore Jonghyun’s pants as a subtle tribute so he feels that they are still complete on stage

For the Five Dome tour, Onew couldn’t attend all 4 shows. Jonghyun wore Onew’s pants for one segment and brought our leader on stage.

In case people were wondering about my earlier post. ❤️

rowanwordsmith  asked:

Comparisons to other examples of things that we enjoyed for similar reasons are a good way of easily expressing why we like something when the language to explain it isn't necessarily there. It's a normal part of discussions of art and media.

Yep! It honestly really makes me happy to see Haruka and Michiru-like characters again, because the type of characters they were is so important, and that’s what I’m expressing. They’re characters that were very impactful on me. Akira and Yukari have a similar dynamic, but they’re more happy and well-adjusted (while still being relatively complex and messy) and get to explore their feelings in different ways and do things Haruka and Michiru didn’t. It’s really exciting to see that.

Also, it’s amazing to see the characters get paid tribute to all these years later and it makes me hopeful that magical girl media for little kids is going in a positive queer direction again.

And it’s fun!!!! and honestly that’s all that matters me. I have fun comparing them, and it’s my blog, and if u don’t like it just go away, i’m not writing for you.

Also, i mean. if you didn’t want comparisons maybe toei shouldnt have done this:


just saying. they’re not being very subtle in their tribute.

In New York I see these extremes of the people on the streets, the workers, and then the very wealthy. But I love the way everyone just lives on the streets here and dresses just how they want. I’m wearing this knitwear all the time. I want strange shapes, new propositions.
In other cities I’ve lived in these kind of shapes, these interesting forms, wouldn’t be so accepted. The mix of the very high and the very everyday that you see in this city is inspiring me deeply.
The tape came from Martin Margiela’s second show. It’s a very subtle tribute, I wasn’t going to tell anyone. Martin sent out one look in that show with the tape, do you remember? I was going to have the models walk in a tray of blood before they came out too. But then I thought, ‘this is going to be too much’…
But I don’t know, maybe it’s never too much? We all need to be far more fearless. Do whatever it takes. I want those younger people who were outside on the street getting inside my shows. I want them to photocopy tickets, do whatever it takes. The fashion people are acting like nothing’s happening and they go right around, avoiding the issue. I want the people on the outside now on the inside. I want change.
—  Pop Magazine No. 36, S/S 2017

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A really [un]subtle tribute to @studywithinspo , one of my very, very favorite study blogs. I just love his style, so I thought I’d try and recreate it with my west coast lighthouses sweater and some of my Korean and world history notes! Now, I know this is nowhere near as good as Brian’s…but hey, I thought I’d try.

Morningbird Part 6

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5

Dick Grayson x Reader

This is it. Our final battle chapter. (Sorry couldn’t resist the Chrom quote) I want to thank each and every one of you who has read this story. The whole series was my first shot at writing imagines, and I really like the style, so expect more in the future! That’s only if school doesn’t kill me first.

I hope the ending does everything up to this point justice. If it doesn’t I sincerely apologize. But at least I didn’t end it on a cliffhanger.

Words:  1957

“I thought I heard a muffled crash. It must have been Miss Y/N,” Alfred says as he enters the study with a plate of warm cookies.

Bruce spins around to look at the butler. “And did you not think to mention this to us?”

“With all due respect, sir,” Alfred raises his eyebrow. “You were brooding. All of you were brooding. And I know better than to disturb a brooding bat and his birds.”

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thebedazzleddementor  asked:

3, 40, 87

3: what random objects do you use to bookmark your books?

pieces of scrap paper, mostly, but i also am not above dog-earing books (i’m SORRY, okay)

40: think of a piece of jewelry you own: what’s it’s story? does it have any meaning to you?

i have a locket with the warblers symbol on it (it looks like this if you’re curious) that i got on etsy when i was in the peak of my glee fandom. kurt and blaine’s relationship was really important to me, both as a young queer kid and as a person getting involved in internet communities– i also just like the imagery of songbirds and the things they represent, and so i still wear it a lot. it’s a nice, subtle way to pay tribute to something that shaped a lot of my young teenage years and gave me a lot of my closest friends.

87: what are some movies you think everyone should watch at least once in their lives?

uh… the prince of egypt, little miss sunshine, thelma and louise, cabaret, fiddler on the roof, vertigo, to kill a mockingbird, paris is burning, the room, the way he looks, the rocky horror picture show, moonlight, the shawshank redemption, the wizard of oz, the truman show, hairspray (the 1988 version), dr. strangelove, pulp fiction

there are definitely ten million of my faves that i’m forgetting, but those are some

(i’d also recommend that anybody with any passing interest in film watch citizen kane and the cabinet of dr. caligari bc they’re so iconic but i wouldn’t say they’re required viewing for everyone)



Fare Thee Well: Celebrating 50 Years of Grateful Dead at Soldier Field, Chicago, July 4, 2015

For three hours, 15 minutes Saturday, the Dead kept a steady high and turned in one of those concerts - the kind that’s kept the faithful coming back for more for 50 years.

On Independence Day, the second of three Fare Thee Well shows in Chicago started with a bang in the form of a funky, Bob Weir-sung “Shakedown Street” and ended with many bangs courtesy of a fireworks display over Soldier Field.

In between, the Dead played a well-executed, high-energy, 18-song concert with a few major spikes and fewer minor dips - a consistent show so full of spark that even “Me and My Uncle,” the most-played song in Grateful Dead history, was crackling. The sound in the sold-out stadium was dialed in with Bruce Hornsby’s piano, Jeff Chimenti’s playing on the late Brent Mydland’s B3 and Weir’s guitar all high in the mix.

Set one was steeped in Americana for the nation’s 239th birthday. In addition to the obvious references in “Liberty,” the band told tales of Colorado gamblers, hard-working, low-wage-earning miners (“Cumberland Blues”) and outlaws on the lam (a Phil Lesh-led “Friend of the Devil,” complete with Robert Hunter’s long-lost last verse).

Weir was the man of the hour-and-25-minute set taking lead vocals on nearly all the tunes. Trey Anastasio, whose playing has been superb over the Chicago shows, sang “Standing on the Moon” and “Deal,” and although his voice is in Jerry Garcia’s range, it has little soul and the guitarist’s vocal performances come off as perfunctory. Conversely, when Hornsby shared vocal duties with Weir on “Tennessee Jed,” his animated singing style and dominant playing drove the crowd into a frenzy.

Hornsby, playing a Steinway grand piano, has done yeoman’s work, egging the band on and playing licks that harken back to the Keith Godchaux era and his own 1990-‘92 stint with the original band.

Set break again featured Neal Casal’s infectious, Grateful Dead-inspired instrumental soundtrack, augmented with Chicago’s 4th of July fireworks in the sky and on the big screen above the stage. Throughout the evening, the DIRECTV blimp circled the stadium and flashed Steal Your Face and dancing bear logos and messages like “thank you for a real good time” to the crowd below.

Lesh paid tribute to his fallen band mate when he intoned, “all I know is something like a bird within him sang” during the last verse of the breezy, way-mellow second-set opener “Bird Song.” It was a nice, subtle tribute to the man in black T-shirts. And just in case anyone missed it, the Dead drove the point home on a hard-charging, rendition “The Golden Road (To Unlimited Devotion),” one of Grateful Dead’s earliest original compositions.

In an odd and cool twist, the Dead turned to Hornsby and Anastasio to take the lead vocals on this chestnut and Weir and Lesh chimed in for the party-invitation that is the chorus.

Weir’s Go to Heaven-era “Lost Sailor/Saint of Circumstance” couplet sounded much like the original band while the slinky, sinewy “West LA Fadeaway” that followed, with Hornsby on vocals, featured the GD spirit in a brand-new musical body.

“Drumz” and “Space” were long - 25 minutes - and fun to watch on the huge back-of-the-house Jumbotron. Bill Kreutzman and Mickey Hart turned in a bone-shaking, tribal-sounding drum duet from the jungle and the full band followed with a “Space” from the farthest depths - one featuring loud, electronic-generated bleeps and bloops popping out of the PA on a bed of feedback and punctuated by discordant notes from Hornsby’s acoustic piano.

The Dead’s terrific, trippy light show and video enhancements were wonderful visual companions to the aural cacophony.

Weir’s voice is ill-suited for delicate ballads like “Stella Blue,” and last night, despite wonderful instrumental accompaniment, it sounded, as always, awkward. He’s more at home on the obvious set closer and encore, “One More Saturday Night” and “U.S. Blues,” and these rockers filled their respective roles perfectly.

Five decades in to a very long - and very strange - musical trip, the Dead could very easily phone it in and the ‘Heads would gladly accept it. But last night, these elderly psychedelic warriors, in their penultimate performance together, put on a display of musical excellence and physical endurance that demonstrated, leaving no doubt, that the Dead is still full of life.

Grade card: Fare Thee Well at Soldier Field - 7/4/15 - A-

Setlist: 1: Shakedown Street/Liberty/Standing on the Moon/Me and My Uncle/Tennessee Jed/Cumberland Blues/Little Red Rooster/Friend of the Devil/Deal 2: Bird Song/The Golden Road (To Unlimited Devotion)/Lost Sailor/Saint of Circumstance/West LA Fadeaway/Foolish Heart/Drumz/Space/Stella Blue/One More Saturday Night E: U.S. Blues