the balance!




Overall, in the end, they missed the point. With their Force Vision, they pictured “my side,” “your side.” There aren’t sides. No one needs to turn. There needed to be balance, both light AND dark. Not more than the either. That creates an imbalance.

The broken saber represents the fragments of this imbalance.

Only these two can put it back together again. 

Travis: Magnus is already inside.

Griffin: Oh, shit, okay.

Merle: [turning to Magnus] Hey, Magnus, do you uh- what the hell?

Taako: Yeah, I’m not sure about this one, fellas. I mean, I’m trying to be true to Taako, aaaaaand this seems wack as all hell.

Travis: Griffin, can I step back out  real quick?

Griffin: Uh, yeah.

Travis: I grab Taako and run in.

Taako: Son of a bitch!

You ever think about newborn babies on the day of story and song getting blasted with 100 years worth of knowledge and also a sick inspirational song?

Those kids don’t remember it exactly, because tiny babies can’t really retain information, but they say that generation is the most inspired, creative, knowledge-seeking people yet

Important Parallels to remember!

In TFA, Kylo just assumes the saber belongs to him. But the Force knows he’s only thinking in one manner, so while there’s a bit of a tug, it eventually goes to Rey. The Force knows that at the moment, she’s the true owner of this saber. Her light, compassion and love is what the darkness needs. She’ll help Kylo to bring balance.

However, in TLJ, the scene changes. The Force knows together they can bring balance of both light and dark to the Galaxy. Not one over the other because just like yin-yang, both light and dark have one another inside of them. But the two of them are missing that point, especially Rey. She thinks that Kylo can be Ben again overnight. That he’ll just turn to her side and all will be good. But that’s not what fate has planned. While she may have brought him hope, Rey missed the message. They both did. That’s why instead of going to her again, it exploded into two pieces.

Yoda knew this and burnt down the tree. Kylo was right in that they need to let old ways go. It’s time for change.

So ultimately, the Force wants them to figure out that they are two halves of the same thing. They can do this. Episode 9 will be about how they will come together to achieve this.

And by the way, it is so blatantly obvious that it was the FORCE that created their bond. Thank you, and goodbye.

Griffin: And all of a sudden the ceiling and walls and floors of this room transform into a thousand multicolored neon panels that shift and flash in time with the loud pulsating music that floods the chamber. And every time like, every time that the beat hits on this song, the spotlights flash in time, and every time they do they catch this duo as they just fuckin’ vogue and pose their way down the runway, just like, working it. Just like hitting the beat so fucking hard and just voguing their brains out. 
Justin: This should go without saying at this point. Taako is delighted. Like, fucking finally we go someplace cool. It’s been so long, and finally we are someplace that is worth visiting.

Balance on the Head of a Pin

Chapter Twenty Four

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Pairing: Loki Laufeyson x OFC  |  Word Count: 5647
Warnings: smexy and feels

Sadie stared at her in stupefied silence, her gaze drifting from Lauren’s down to the brúðr steinn and back up. “Lordy,” she finally managed to breathe out. “Lu… that’s… that’s… somethin’.”

Lauren only snickered softly.

It had been a shocking afternoon for her best friend, starting from the moment she’d tripped in the exterior doors to stumble to a stop and stare at what had once been Lauren’s bed.

The extravagance of the green and gold silk, the sheer layers of curtains, and ornate bed frame had Sadie’s mouth falling open in surprise. After, the questions had come fast and furious, seeming without end, as she’d rushed across the space and flopped over backward on the luxurious bed.

Lauren’s eye, however, had been caught by the tray of finger sandwiches, pitcher of cold tea, bowl of fruit and platter of cheeses left on her dresser. She’d smiled even as she’d shaken her head. It was not something Sue Ann would have sent up, and she knew instantly her crafty God of Mischief had used magic to create her something to eat.

She’d made quick work of the offering from her seat on the sofa, filling Sadie in on the mayhem and chaos which had consumed the past few days. Sadie had laughed wickedly when Lauren explained about Cissy, nearly falling from the bed when she kicked her heels to the ceiling.

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I deeply love how all the TAZ liveshows are now set after the end of the Balance Arc.

It’s the “fun, silly shennanigans now that everything’s okay” feel of so much post-finale Gravity Falls fan content except it’s all actual canon.

Pan is the perfect god for Merle Highchurch.

Listen. Pan is the origin of the word panic. He literally liked to scare the shit outta travelers for kicks.

He was not the god of parties. But he did TEACH THE GOD OF PARTIES HOW TO PARTY.

Pan was the dude who represented nature. And not in the hippy “give a hoot dont pollute” way. He represented nature in the “SOMEHOW SOME WAY I WILL FUCK YOU UP!” Way.

He partied. Knocked up So Many Women. And was a Natural at everything.

He won a music contest against Apollo the music god because he was a Natural. And the Second he heard the news he left and got shitfaced with Dionisus. He never really stuck around for Apollos fit over loosing to a goat.

Pan did not give a flying fuck about people. He just partied and fucked people up by murder or by party. Whatever came first.

People wonder why Merle can be a priest and act the way he does.


Pan stands up from the godly poker table


Istus rolls her eyes, the raven queen sighs.

Fate, death and nature canon have poker parties in the TAZ universe. And I think it fits. Because all three are inevitable. And they love the little mortals who work for them so so much.

“Darkness rises… and light to meet it.”

“In Chinese philosophy, yin and yang (陰陽 yīnyáng, lit. ”bright-dark“, ”positive-negative“) describe how seemingly opposite or contrary forces may actually be complementary, interconnected, and interdependent in the natural world, and how they may give rise to each other as they interrelate to one another.”

“Duality is found in many belief systems, but Yin and Yang are parts of a Oneness that is also equated with the Tao. Yin and yang can be thought of as complementary (rather than opposing) forces that interact to form a dynamic system in which the whole is greater than the assembled parts.”

“Everything has both yin and yang aspects (for instance, shadow cannot exist without light). Either of the two major aspects may manifest more strongly in a particular object, depending on the criterion of the observation. If yin and yang become unbalanced, one of the qualities is considered deficient or has vacuity.”

The yin yang shows a balance between two opposites with a portion of the opposite element in each section.”

This scene just felt so perfect to me, because it just shows that they both envisioned a different future for one another. Rey sees him as Ben by her side, a future he destroys. And Kylo sees her as a sort of queen, ruling by his side, in a new order of the galaxy… a future she cannot accept. They both had high hopes, for futures that went completely different directions. Though, I believe that we will see a redemption arc for Ben / Kylo in Episode IX. Everything in this movie symbolises ying and yang. How they are both needed to bring balance to the galaxy. Light and dark. Together as one: grey. I can’t believe I have to wait two years for the next one… #sad

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anonymous asked:

Yo yo,,, bb having to reanimate one of the bird’s bodies in an effort to defend himself pre-lich, or having to Command someone to not save someone else because he’s not losing two friends on this cycle

(i’ve gotten the first prompt from others, so i’ll do the second one here!)

Barry uses the last of his high-level spell slots to deliver a final blow to the monster, but not before it throws Taako a straight fifty feet into the lake. THAT lake.

Magnus rushes in, as he is wont to do. Barry runs after him. “Mag- Magnus, you–” he wheezes, with no stamina left after the fight. Magnus barely hears him, still making a beeline for the lake. “The lake– it’s– Magnus, stop!”

Magnus feels the Command vibrate behind his eyes. It reaches through his head, grabs him by the skull, and yanks him to a stop. An icy feeling (more necrotic than enchanting) spreads from there through his bones.

He can’t will even a pinky finger to move. All he can feel is the beating of his own heart, pounding uncontrollably as his lungs struggle to expand. He tries to make a defiant sound, but there isn’t enough air in him, and the sound isn’t even a wheeze. A thought comes to him, hazily, that this must be why Barry was so opposed to using Command for a party trick that one time.

Barry runs up to stand in front of Magnus, hands shaking terribly as he holds a spell in place that wasn’t designed to last more than a second. “Mag… The lake… Lup and I…” he takes a deep breath. “We… we tested the lake water, it’s… there’s no way– I mean– he had to be dead the second he touched it.”

Magnus can’t fucking breathe.

“I’m- I’m really sorry for this, just… don’t– please don’t go running in there when the spell– when I let you go, okay? I can’t– I can’t survive three months alone here.” Barry looks up at his face, but Magnus is still staring out towards the lake. “Magnus? Mags, you– you can move your eyes and mouth, right? Oh, fuck, did I–”

Here is a fact about the spell Command: it takes over your motor skills.

Here is a fact about motor skills: They do not exist in unconscious people.

Barry feels the spell dissipate as Magnus topples forwards. He braces his feet and wraps his arms aroung Magnus’ waist, then slowly lowers down to get him into a sitting position before his arms give out from the weight. “Fuck, Magnus, I- I’m so sorry. Please be okay, I don’t know how to– I can’t do any healing spells.”

Magnus comes to with a gasp, and starts heaving enormous breaths. “Ba… Barry, what the fuck did you…”

“I’m so sorry,” Barry repeats, and puts a hand on Magnus’ shoulder instead of hugging him, to avoid any constriction of his chest. “I’m– I’m really bad with enchantments.”