the battle of the year

Evil HERO Malicious Edge
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If your opponent controls a monster, you can Tribute Summon this card with 1 Tribute. If this card attacks a Defense Position monster, inflict piercing battle damage to your opponent.
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Can Be Found In: Gladiator’s Assault (GLAS-EN003), Duelist Pack: Jaden Yuki 3 (DP06-EN006), Legendary Colection 2: The Duel Academy Years Mega Pack (LCGX-EN029), Battle Pack 2: War of the Giants (BP02-EN054)

HERO is undoubtly the largest archetype in the game with not only hundreds of support cards but also several sub-categories among them. One of those groups is Evil HERO, the most aggro focused series of monsters to the point of achieving OTKs easily. Although not as prominent as other HERO builds, Evil HERO offers enough tools to asssure a strong pressence on the field with a combination of high stat creatures and abilities to avoid any counters by the opponent.

“Evil HERO Malicious Edge” is one of the main heavy hitters the archetype offers, and despite its high Level is easily available even working along other builds. If the opponent controls a monster “Malicious Edge” can be Tribute Summoned by using a single material, not a difficult task at all and technically becoming one of the strongest one tribute creatures in the game by proxy. This optional summon sinergizes with its second effect, in which its attacks will deal piercing damage against defensive creatures. So in resume, “Malicious Edge” is an efficient HERO as not only cheapens its own summon but also takes advantage of it so we can punish the opponent with assured damage. Not only that, but even if we have difficulties with its arrival “Malicious Edge” has other valuable purposes in the archetype so rarely becomes a dead card in our hand.

With the wide support among HERO monsters, “Malicious Edge” is no exception to be available as fast as possible. Like the rest of HERO groups this archetype has Fusion Monsters to work along with, allowing us to obtain “Malicous Edge” with ease with the assistance of cards like “Fusion Conscription” and “Fusion Reserve”. “Elemental HERO Shadow Mist” not only let us work along Masked HERO cards, but once sent to teh Graveyard will allow us to look for “Malicious Edge” in return. When it comes to its Tribute Summon in most circumstances we’ll meet its condition to only use a single material, allowing us to bring out this monster right in early game with the Special Summon of materials such as “Evil HERO Infernal Prodigy” or “Jester Confit” among others. If instead of focusing on Evil HEROs we work along other Tribute Summons, we can use cards like “Soul Exchange” and “The Monarchs Stormforth” to use an opponent’s monster as material and still meet the requeriments for “Malicious Edge” cheapened summon.

Along the rest of the archetype, “Malicious Edge” has two different purposes despite its simple purpose on the field. Thanks to its fast arrival and high ATK, “Malicious Edge” is a powerful offense as either defeats weaker enemies or punishes defensive fields by its piercing attacks. This monster becomes quite dangerous in conjunction with “Evil HERO Infernal Gainer”, a HERO which temporarily banishes so “Malicious Edge” can attack twice. If we struggle to summon “Malicious Edge” there’s the alternative of using it as material of Evil HERO’s main Fusion Summons, as either becomes “Evil HERO Dark Gaia” with its massive stats if summoned with a high ATK Rock, or “Evil HERO Malicious Fiend” forcing opponent monsters to attack it. These two Fusions aren’t that difficult to setup, as either are brought by “Dark Fusion” providing them protection against targetting effects or recycles “Malicious Fiend” from our Graveyard with the help of “Dark Calling”.

“Evil HERO Malicious Edge” is more versatile than might apparent, easily becoming the core of the entire Evil HERO archetype. Although might become dependant of the opposite field, there’s incredibly high chances in every Duel to half its Tribute Summon along with cheap materials for an immediate arrival right from our first turns. With 2600 ATK and piercing damage “Malicious Edge” will become a quite dominant monster even for Decks outside of the HERO theme. Not only that but is also the core material of the main Fusion Monsters in the archetype, so if this monster struggles we can immediately aim towards “Dark Fusion” or “Dark Calling” to bring the true boss monsters of the build. Overall, “Malicious Edge” is a plain yet highly effective powerhouse to work along with, and easily overcomes its weaknesses by working on the archetype’s Fusion Summons.

Personal Rating: A-

+ If the monster controls a monster can be Tribute Summoned with a single material
+ Attacks deal piercing damage
+ Can work arround Fusion Summons to solve its shortcomings

- Might become dependant of the opponent’s field

anonymous asked:

Do you worship any specific gods/goddesses?

I’ve been battling this question for years.

Do I worship an actual God or Goddess?

Originally, I worshiped the Wiccan Goddess and God. But I don’t really believe in Gods of any kind. I don’t think there is some lady wandering around the cosmos calling herself “the Goddess”. I guess I’m more agnostic. I believe there is divine energy in all of us. I don’t feel any god or goddesses individual presence. I feel one all powerful beautiful presence; Nature. As I traveled down my spiritual path, I discovered I worshiped nature and had divided nature’s many characteristics into two or more personifications. 

I worship nature but still use the Goddess and God in spells and on my altar to make things easier.

Here’s why:

When casting a spell, I can simply ask nature’s energies to aid me. But what if I’m doing a fertility spell? I find the spell works better if I draw upon the feminine energy found in nature. I find it a bit awkward and unpoetic to say “I call upon nature’s feminine energies!” Instead I say “the Goddess” as a substitute. 

On my altar I have a Goddess and God side for traditional reasons and to celebrate the feminine and masculine energies that are present in nature.

So, do I worship or believe there are actual breathing, living Gods? No

Do I believe and worship divine energy? Yes 

Do I use various Gods and Goddesses to represent different parts of nature in my craft? Most definitely.

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Boy you got me helpless
Look into your eyes, and the sky’s the limit, I’m helpless
Down for the count, and I’m drownin’ in ‘em!

Please forgive me for what I’ve done to your masterpiece LMM, I just really wanted to draw a loyal as hell blue kid from a big family who always feels second best swooning over over a hotheaded, reckless orphan soldier with beautiful eyes

….but I went with Lance and Keith instead of Eliza and Alexander

the signs as places

Aries: Land used for battle since man’s primitive years. An archaeologist’s dream. The soil is embedded with countless weapons and soaked in blood.

Taurus: An opera house, covered in flowering vines. Aging wine sits in it’s most vital rooms and singing flows through the halls endlessly.

Gemini: A colorful marketplace, bustling, busy, and diverse. Millions visit it each year despite the thieves and tricksters lurking in the alleys.

Cancer: A temple at the bottom of the ocean. Over thousands of years it has become the parent of an entire ecosystem. Some say sirens call it their home.

Leo: An archaic theatre renowned all around the world. Competition, drama, and festivals honoring gods reign here. This is where people become famous.

Virgo: A grand library with sunlight streaming through a glass ceiling. Silence is only broken by the flipping of pages. Dust never collects on the books.

Libra: A rose garden enchanted with the gift of making people fall in love. Thousands have found their soulmates in the oasis.

Scorpio: A castle overlooking the sea, blackened by arson and battered by war. It’s first layers are protected by curses, but deep within the walls are adorned in gold and ancient script.

Sagittarius: A crossroads. The paths lead to distinct, beautiful locations. Not only man travels down these paths. Creatures of all kinds follow them for reasons unknown.

Capricorn: A private manor upon a mountain, full of leaves changing color. It’s a picture perfect scene molded by sheer ambition and hard work. Those who dwell there are envied by all.

Aquarius: An observatory with unknown origins. It is the strangest place on earth where paranormal activity never ceases.
For centuries sightings of otherworldly beings are reported in its walls.

Pisces: A misty sea-side fair. Pastels emerge from the fog and the rides never stop. Lovers and dreamers go there to cry, laugh, and wander.

Feyre and Rhys Children

Imagine if Feyre and Rhys didn’t just have a daughter

We all like to think that Rhys and Feyre have a daughter. I being one. Cause OVERPROTECTIVE COURT OF DREAMS !!!! But imagine if Rhys and Feyre have a set of twin boys before their daughter.

  • The boys were born 100 years after the battle with Hybern and everything that happened under the mountain. Feyre wanted time and she got that. She got time with the court of dreams uninterrupted, she got the the freedom she had never had before, she got to heal and become a strong amazing High Lady. But also, she got time to have Rhys all to herself. They are immortal so there is no rush.
  • But then Feyre finds herself pregnant. And she can feel two hearts beating within her and Rhys can hear them too when he puts his ear to her stomach.
  • At first it’s terror and fear for both of them. High Fae have trouble with pregnancies, and two babies at one time … this is going to be very hard. But together, they are ready.
  • When Feyre gives birth to her sons they are no more than 5 minuets apart.
    • The older one is named Faron
    • The younger one is named Florin
  • The boys are both Illyrians, wings and all. They are obviously powerful because of who their parents are but no one quite knows how that power will manifest itself.
  • The twins are almost identical. In looks both are more like Rhys, with the same tan skin and black hair like him. But one has Feyre’s eyes and the other has Rhys’s.
  • However it is their personalities that are the big difference.
    • The older one, Faron, is more talkative around strangers, but when around family he is more like Feyre. That is to say quiet, protective and strong in a less of a presence way but quiet power way.
    • The younger one, Florin, is more quiet around strangers. He can easily blend into the shadows, content with his twin doing all of the talking. But around family and friends, boy oh boy is he like Rhys. He is smug, arrogant and completely devoted to those he loves.
  • They grow up happy in Velaris. Learning to fight with Azriel and Cassian. Learning to winnow with Mor. Learning to be scary without even trying with Amren. Learning to paint and read with their mom and learning to fly with their dad.
  • But just like every young Illyrian, they go to a camp to learn how to train for battle.
  • Feyre goes with them, and stays in the house that Rhys’s mother stayed in when he was training. Rhys always comes for dinner and stays the night. The rest of the Court of Dreams stops by very regularly.
  • The twins are not given special treatment in the camps. They are treated the same, and even choose to sleep with their comrades. Making friend with a lot of them, their closest friends being three Irriyan females (cause yes Rhys fixed this) and two other males.
  • As they get older they grow into their powers more. And like their father, their powers cannot be tamed with syphon stones.
    • Faron inherits Rhys ability to mist and Feyre’s ability to light up and call upon water (sometimes he gets really jealous of his brother, but when Feyre shows him what water can really do … he is obviously very pleased)
    • Florin gets Rhys ability to control the darkness and shape shift from Feyre (he turns out to become more like Az- he is the quieter of the two)
    • Both can winnow and can read minds like Rhys and Feyre
  • When they become old enough and start the whole lusting after people (I like to think that the older one is Bi and the younger one is gay) Feyre does the same thing Rhys’s mother did with her ring. She gets two rings that Rhys had given her over the centuries and put it into the cottage of the weaver and told them that “Their future mate or bride/husband had better be able to get the pieces of jewelry or else they would never be able to survive staying with them for all eternity”
  • Now, with the Illyrians that they became super close with, the twins formed their own mini Court of Dreams, but instead called it Court of Stars
  • Rhys and Feyre decide not to step down once their sons meet the age of maturity. In fact when the twins do reach the age of maturity, neither know who should be made High Lord. (There is talk of making them both but ultimately it goes to their daughter who they have later - and no, not right after she reaches the age of maturity)
    • Faron becomes her second and Florin becomes her shadow singer
  • And like their father they get tattoos too, their first ones matching insignia’s of the Night Court on both their knees like their father. (They so look up to Rhys even if they don’t admit it). Eventually each of them adds onto their ink, sometimes the same thing, sometimes not. Sometimes it is in the same place and sometimes not.  
  • After another 50 years since they matured, Feyre gets pregnant again. And this time it is the baby girl.
    • Let’s just say she has two very protective, very scary older brothers and family

I wonder if in the years after the Battle of Yavin, and later after Endor, people in the galaxy start talking about the curse of the Death Star the way we talk about the curse of the Pharaohs, because everyone involved with it died.

The Death Star was originally a Separatist weapon developed for Count Dooku: Dooku died and the Separatists lost the Clone Wars.

The Geonosians built the Death Star: nearly the entire Geonosian species was wiped out and the planet sterilized.

Jedha provided the kyber crystals for the Death Star: the Holy City and a huge chunk of the planet’s population died.

Galen Erso and his team of scientists worked on the Death Star: they all died.

Orson Krennic was in charge of building the Death Star: he died (cause of death: Death Star).

Tarkin took control of the Death Star: he and everyone on the Death Star died.

Jyn and Cassian and company got their hands on the plans: they died, along with, presumably, most of the population of that hemisphere of Scarif.

Emperor Palpatine ordered the construction of the Death Star and later the Second Death Star: he died, along with, presumably, most of the people on the Second Death Star.

Darth Vader was on both Death Stars: he died.

Luke, Leia, Han, and Chewbacca were all on one or both of the Death Stars at some point in time: well, they might not have been responsible for the thing, but man, did their lives get fucked up, but props for surviving the CURSE OF THE DEATH STAR.  Er, mostly.  For longer than most people, anyway, sorry, Han.

Some people say it was the curse of a dying Geonosian queen, others the will of the Force in revenge for Jedha, others Saw Gerrera’s dying words, others some twisted dark magic of one of the Emperor’s defeated foes – or Dooku’s – or the Jedi’s – because curses don’t have to make sense, but damn, if the rumor doesn’t get around once some of the Death Star’s history starts to get out to the general public.

It falls to each of us to be those anxious, jealous guardians of our democracy; to embrace the joyous task we’ve been given to continually try to improve this great nation of ours.  Because for all our outward differences, we all share the same proud title:  Citizen.

Ultimately, that’s what our democracy demands.  It needs you.  Not just when there’s an election, not just when your own narrow interest is at stake, but over the full span of a lifetime.  If you’re tired of arguing with strangers on the internet, try to talk with one in real life.  If something needs fixing, lace up your shoes and do some organizing.  If you’re disappointed by your elected officials, grab a clipboard, get some signatures, and run for office yourself.  Show up.  Dive in.  Persevere.  Sometimes you’ll win.  Sometimes you’ll lose.  Presuming a reservoir of goodness in others can be a risk, and there will be times when the process disappoints you.  But for those of us fortunate enough to have been a part of this work, to see it up close, let me tell you, it can energize and inspire.  And more often than not, your faith in America – and in Americans – will be confirmed.

In defence of Jyn Erso and the characters of Rogue One [SPOILERS]

Rogue One has elicited some heated debate among hardcore Star Wars fans. Considering it’s the first standalone film in the Star Wars canon from Lucasfilm, it has raised one big question: what constitutes a Star Wars movie? No doubt, it’s a very personal question and it’s difficult to divorce new and upcoming Star Wars films from the old ones that dominated many of our childhoods. Is it the swashbuckling adventurous tone that evokes a sense of wonder? Is it the narrative satisfaction that’s baked into a hero’s journey? Is it the larger-than-life characters? Is it simply a matter of a John Williams score? Or the iconic visuals of X-wings and TIE fighters engaged in battle? While last year’s The Force Awakens apes the spirit of A New Hope (with MANY caveats), the brains trust behind Rogue One, which includes director Gareth Edwards and writers Chris Weitz and Tony Gilroy, opted for a different approach. One that took inspiration from real-life wars, one that shined a light on the ordinary people who worked on the fringes, one that was a grounds-up view of the galactic conflict.

One of the most consistent criticisms of Rogue One concern the characters, with lead Jyn (Felicity Jones) bearing the brunt. Some would call our protagonists underwritten, some would say understated (disclaimer: I’m with the latter, if you hadn’t noticed from the title of this piece). Regardless, the light touch here has divided people. It’s a pretty big deal, considering characters are the vessels through which an audience experiences a story. We need to be able to empathise with them. For some people, they could not latch onto Jyn, or Cassian (Diego Luna), or Bodhi (Riz Ahmed), or Chirrut (Donnie Yen) or Baze (Jiang Wen). They spent the film not caring for our band of Rebels and felt the big, powerful moments were unearned and hollow. But for some, the characters clicked. They felt these characters had a lived-in quality, despite the lack of backstory and no great, showy arcs in the film, and which were bolstered by the performances of the cast. I, for one, bought into the emotion of each of the characters and got pretty invested in them despite the flaws (I cried like 3 times the first time I saw Rogue One, don’t @ me).

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i truly feel bad for all the people who have ever hurt me/treated me badly. i will recover and i will move on but the people who have not treated me the way i deserve to be treated, well, they won’t hear from me again. and i don’t mean to sound conceited or arrogant, but i am a lot to lose. i am only human and i make mistakes but i am good. i am good and i swear i have a soft heart. it has caused me a lot of pain over the years, but i have a heart so big it can’t help but love in big amounts. you will never meet a person like me. i have battled my own heart for years, trying to get it to stop loving people the way that it does. but the people i have loved haven’t left without my love engraved into their minds. they will always search for the kind of love i gave to them in everything and everyone else, and they will not be able to find it. i don’t love like a normal person. i never have. and that is my advantage. you can call it my weakness or you can call it my strength. either way, there is no forgetting my love. you will always remember how it felt, sort of like a warm sweater on a chilly day and you will be freezing without it. and i, well, i will always be okay. i have a big heart and it warms up my entire body. it always has. you will miss the warmth of my heart. you will always miss my warmth. 

Meet Fionn Whitehead, the Lead of Christopher Nolan’s Highly Anticipated Battle Epic ‘Dunkirk’

Bale. DiCaprio. McConaughey. And now, Fionn Whitehead.

The 19-year-old Brit (whose Irish first name is pronounced “Finn”) joins elite ranks as the lead actor in a Christopher Nolan joint, headlining the acclaimed filmmaker’s upcoming ensemble war, Dunkirk.

At this point Whitehead doesn’t have clearance to say anything about his character, Tommy. But if you happened to catch the intense seven-minute tease Warner Bros. unspooled on Imax screens in front of Rogue One, you’ll recognize him as one of the two poor chaps charged with hauling a stretcher over a decimated dock as enemy warplanes whiz by overhead. (While plot details on the film are also scant, we have WWII history to tell us the film is about the 1940 rescue of Allied soldiers cornered by the German army on a French beach.)

“It’s a suspense thriller,” Whitehead told Yahoo Movies. “It takes you there and you see this world through my character’s eyes and ears. And it kind of explores what it would’ve been like to be there at that time, on sea, land, and air. It’s all about survival, and the human urge to survive.” Whitehead was in Los Angeles this week where we got to know the fresh-faced star of Nolan’s fiercely intense-looking battle film. Here’s what we learned:

Dunkirk will mark Whitehead’s movie debut. The actor, who grew up in an artistic household (his dad is jazz musician Tim Whitehead) on the southwest edge of London in Richmond, performed on stage at the National Youth Theatre and Orange Tree Theatre, and was in the process of applying to drama school when he booked the lead role in Him, a three-part U.K. miniseries about a teen with supernatural powers. The casting director for Him referred Whitehead to agent Sophie Holden, who put him in contention for Dunkirk.

His hair almost got in the way of his dream role. Whitehead auditioned for Dunkirk over an extensive three-month period, with Nolan present at every tryout after the first. “For Him, they made me grow my hair out, and then they’d straighten it out every day because I’ve got quite curly hair when it grows out,” Whitehead explained. “And I remember turning up to do one of these auditions and I had this straight long hair, it just looked so ridiculous. And they’re like, ‘Um, Chris has asked if you could push your hair out of your face this audition.’ So they gave me a tub of wax and I’m slicking my hair out of my face in this ridiculous fashion.”

He was put through the ringer before production even started. “I was quite scrawny when I started out, so they saw that and realized that they might injure me in the whole process of shooting,” Whitehead laughed. So the upstart was dispatched to Dunkirk (where the majority of filming would be completed on location) two weeks early to work with the stunt team. Along with costars Harry Styles and Aneurin Barnard, Whitehead was put through a boot camp of sorts. “I did a lot of circuit training, did a little bit of boxing, did some weapons training. Then I went to the beaches and I was swimming in full war gear, which once it got waterlogged was about 60, 80 pounds. Running up the beach with stretchers with weighted dummies on them. It was quite a lot.”

Speaking of Mr. Styles… The One Direction singer also makes his film debut in Dunkirk, and Whitehead had nothing but props for the pop star-turned-actor. “He’s a lovely guy. Really hard working. There was no preferential treatment, and he didn’t ask for any. He was just a great asset to the team, one of the crew, no differentiation.”

The grueling shoot put things in perspective for the young actors. “Physically it was quite demanding,” Whitehead said of the five-month production. “So the toughest part was just keeping the energy up. Every night, as soon as my head hit the pillow, I was out… But that made it easier to step into the shoes of these people, knowing what they had to deal with and how they kept going.” Despite somber subject material, the cast tried to keep things light by riding bikes around set and playing the occasional game of rugby. They also learned quickly, though, not to pull any woe-is-me moves. “Any time any of us complained, somebody would say, ‘Well, at least you’re not actually there.’ And then everyone would feel so guilty and be like, ‘Oh yeah, sorry. I’m just going to crawl into a hole.'”

Whitehead abstained from fanning out over Nolan. Make no mistake, the actor was over the moon to work with the director of Memento, the Dark Knight trilogy, Inception, and Interstellar. “He’s so present as a director,” Whitehead said. “He’s behind every shot and he creates this family-like vibe on set which really puts you at ease. It’s a very collaborative environment. I was quite apprehensive going in but that was gone straightaway because you’re in this safe space where you feel comfortable to try different things, and encouraged.” But he made it a point not to geek out over the filmmaker. “Nah, I kept it in,” he said. “I tried to play it cool.”