the curse of the golem

kraavitzz  asked:

hey uhhhh what r ur taakitz taakos moving kitchen headcanons tho 👀👀👀👀

okay so mainly i got characters and a little bit of tweaked plot SO
-markl is ango
-madam sulliman is lucretia
-the witch of the waste is sazed, who wants the secret to the skills that make taako so infamous
-calcifer is lup, and i know this sounds weird but what i got down (and smth that im drawing atm) is lup catches a falling star, and trades one of her precious things for more magical power. It backfires, she becomes a fire demon, and taako loses all memory of her. she powers his moving kitchen in order to stay close to him and keep an eye on him. she can’t speak about the deal or the fact she’s taako’s sister, but the deal will be broken if taako remembers her
-kravitz works in a morgue
-sazed curses him to become a crystalline golem, the curse basically works the same as sophie’s in the movie

also i just read that you put taakitz headcanons and not generalised headcanons (whoops) SO
-taako helps kravitz to separate himself from his work in the morgue, and kravitz begins to enjoy life more
-tho he is astounded at how much of a slob taako is
-”i cannot BELIEVE you cook in these conditions! it has to violate at least 100 health codes!”
-pink golem in a black suit and an apron, muttering to himself as he cleans up the garbage dump that is taako’s home
-kravitz figures out lup is taako’s sister and breaks their spells
-they end up travelling around the world, kravitz learns how to write music, taako has his cooking show, lup is a world renowned wizard
-they smooch a lot and love each other forever

8.13: Everybody loves Aaron. And his Golem.

After satisfyingly watching a Golem take out a Nazi camp in 1944, we flash to Sam and Dean’s first introduction to the Men of Letters bunker.

*takes a moment to appreciate the fact that this place will come to be their home, only to have it threatened now by the modern corrupted version of the Men of Letters*

Dean switches the lights on, and for once it’s Sam who says “son of a bitch.”

First thing Dean does is claim a dead guy’s robe, while Sam tries to figure out how they even have electricity, or water pressure.

DEAN : Yeah. Yeah, I mean, don’t – don’t get me wrong. [He lifts a scimitar from a display stand.] This stuff is awesome, and it looks like they ran a real tight outfit here, but I’m just saying, you know, don’t, uh, don’t think that they knew some big secrets that we don’t know.
DEAN strikes some poses with the scimitar while SAM’s back is to him. As SAM turns, DEAN quickly straightens up.
SAM : Dean… they were a secret society.
DEAN : Which means that they made crap up and wore fezzes and sashes and swung around scimitars. They probably didn’t even sharp– [DEAN runs his finger along the blade and cuts himself] That’s very sharp. [He replaces the scimitar on the stand.]
SAM : Dean, look, I think we might have something here – something that could help us, help humanity. Henry certainly thought so. I mean, you know damn well we could use a break. What if we finally got one? [They look at each other for a moment, then DEAN looks away.] Are you gonna take off the dead-guy robe?

And ain’t that pretty much what Sam thought about working with the PEOPLE of the modern MoL in 12.14? Thing is, the bunker HAS proven to be something that could help them, over and over again over the last four years. But the bunker itself is a neutral thing. The people… well, they have ulterior motives. They have The Code. And an evil agenda.

Dean returns from checking on Kevin and Garth, and asks Sam if he’s heard from Cas. Sam hasn’t, and Dean is pretty upset that Cas hasn’t been answering his calls.

(heck that doesn’t sound familiar at all, does it… just an earlier incarnation of Dean’s dialed-up-to-eleven worry in s12)

Sam has been researching the Men of Letters, looking for anyone who might still be alive that is even remotely connected to the MoL. He discovers the Judah Initiative, and learns that their last surviving member has just been killed. Dean complains that he just got back to the bunker and they have to head out again to solve that case.

Poor Dean. :P

(and seriously, Pennsylvania, again?)

Sam goes to the library to see the books Rabbi Bass had been studying, while Dean goes to the bar where he died to talk with some girls that Rabbi Bass had apparently talked to quite openly. They thought he was a kook, talking about Nazi necromancers. But Aaron flirting with him from across the bar proves more distracting than the two co-eds.

(like Sam’s doing the MoL side of things in the library while Dean does the hunter side of things in the bar, yes?)

Instead of the ledger he expected to find, Sam discovers a book of birds. Dean confronts Aaron, who uses the excuse that he and Dean had “a moment” to explain why he’s been following Dean around. And we have the most awkward scene in the history of Dean. And it’s grand.

DEAN (on phone) : Huh. Well, uh, the two very hot co-captains of the women’s volleyball team agree that the rabbi’s death was very unnatural. I think we still got a case.
SAM (on phone) : That would explain why I have something stuck to my shoe.
DEAN (on phone) : You being followed?
SAM (on phone) : Yeah, I think so.
DEAN (on phone) : That’s weird. I thought I was being followed earlier. Turned out to be a gay thing.

Well, they were right. Aaron introduces himself, and Dean tells Sam he was his gay thing.

GOLEM : This boy knows nothing, observes none of the mitzvahs, labors on Sabbath, dines on swine.
AARON: Everybody loves bacon!

Even God! Confirmed!

AARON: What, do you two just break in wherever you go?
DEAN : Yeah, well, our dad wanted us to have a solid career to fall back on, just in case this hunter thing didn’t pan out.


Sam and Aaron are both shot with cursed darts, and Dean asks the Golem to catch whoever cast the spell. Killing the Thule (and then burning his body) saved them from the curse.

Poor Aaron though, is confronted by all the stories his grandfather always told him, that he’d always believed were wild fantasy and dismissed as complete nonsense. Finding out that all of it was real, that this was his family’s legacy.

Aaron was utterly unprepared to take it on himself, yet he was willing to defend his Golem when Sam and Dean began researching how to destroy the creature if Aaron couldn’t gain control of it.

Let me lay all of these concepts out in terms of my s12 meta-relevant tags:

Aaron needed to face his past, get to the bottom of how his grandfather’s stories became stories, find another better way to deal with the Thule, by using his words to take control of the Golem that was his family’s legacy.

Yeah, I think that sums things up nicely.

AARON : It looks like I’m the Judah Initiative now.

And Sam accepts his legacy as a Man of Letters.


Lodestone Mine

A dungeon I built for my Pathfinder group.  A cursed Machine, powered by the dying husk of an evil Drow sorcerer trapped within it, is drilling wildly through the rock of this abandoned dwarf mine.  If the adventurers can’t shut it off in time, the city above may collapse into a massive sinkhole.  And will they decide to rescue the dark elf, or was the lycanthropic curse he unleashed upon these dwarves five years ago too great a crime to forgive, even after his long years of torture in the Machine?

I learned how to construct these rooms and props by watching some pretty neat videos!  It’s all made from cardboard and paint, and took about three weeks.  Click on pictures for captions!

standardschnauzer  asked:

Hey what is earthcast?? Im mildly intrigued

GLAD YOU ASKED, FRIEND! Earthcast is a serialized webnovel written by me (yes, me, the person who writes about cat science and gay birds and prostates) that updates every Wednesday. It is about a strigoi (which is a sort of Romanian vampire) who steals a golem from a witch (which is a bad idea) in order to break a curse set upon her by another witch. But she never expected the golem to have ~feelings~!

Was that a confusing summary? Ok, basically, Earthcast is a story that draws heavily upon Eastern European, Romanian, and Ashkenazi Jewish folklore, with lots of witches, supernatural critters, and things that won’t stay dead. It’s very VERY loosely based in Romania in the 16-1700s. Also, there are lots of queer characters if that’s your thing.

Our two main characters are Gabi, a shapeshifting vampire, and Kezia, a newly-made golem. Gabi tried to suck the blood of the wrong person and got in hot water from a witch, who is now forcing her to catch three mystic horses under pain of death. Gabi can’t catch the horses by herself, so she steals a powerful golem from another witch. Because Gabi doesn’t learn from her mistakes. But she ends up giving the golem free will, and it gains a name (Kezia) and an identity and a love of small cuddly animals. AND THEN THERE ARE ADVENTURES.

If that sounds interesting at all to you, you can start reading the story for free right here!

I also got a very nice review on Web Fiction Guide which you should also read because it makes me feel all glowy and fuzzy.

(I also completed another webnovel called Darkeye which is about dogs and sadness if you’re interested in that kind of thing.)