the figment

Jay Gatsby may have been a figment of Fitzgerald’s imagination, but New England has its very own, very real version of the larger-than-life character: its local queen of scandal, Madame Sherri. The glamorous eccentric threw fabulous parties at her “castle” in the middle of the forest, and drove around town in a custom-made cream Packard car, with a monkey perched on her shoulder. These ruins are all that’s left of the elaborate house she had built, which fell into disuse when she ran out of money. After falling prey to vandals, the castle was destroyed by a fire in 1962, leaving behind only the foundations and a section of the staircase. Madame Sherri died in poverty only three years later, a ward of the state. 📸: Photo by Atlas Obscura user Skygazer69

Photographic Evidence

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Danny sulked as he dropped into his seat for study hall. Tucker was already sitting in his own spot, playing on his phone. “Long day?” Tucker asked.

“I. Hate. Wes.” Danny punctuated each word with with hitting his forehead on the desk.

“Who?”

“Wes.” Danny buried his head in his arms, fully intending to forget the mess his day had been, curl up, and take a nap. He was mostly caught up for once, and an hour-long nap sounded perfect.

“Still not following.”

With a groan, Danny glanced over at Tucker. “Wes. Wes Weston. Red-head. Bane of my existence. Constantly tries to prove I’m a ghost.”

The boy looked up from his phone, eyebrows wrinkling. “Are you,” Tucker reached out and brushed his hand over Danny’s forehead, “okay?”

“Am I okay?” Danny said, pushing Tucker’s hand away with a scowl. “Are you okay? How can you suddenly not remember Wes Weston?”

Tucker blinked, then turned to the girl next to him. He asked, “Wes Weston - heard of him?”

The girl stared at him blankly for a moment before shaking her head.

“Oh, come on!” Danny said, throwing his hands in the air. “He’s on the basketball team. He’s annoying and somehow mousy and gangly at the same time.” After a second, Danny snatched Tucker’s phone and started flipping through pictures on the school website. “Look. Right…” Danny trailed off.

Wes wasn’t in the picture of the basketball team. Or the soccer team. Or the whole class photo, and Danny knew for sure the redhead had been standing behind him making bunny ears. Instead, there was nothing but a faint red blur that could have been just discoloration in the image.

“Danny? You look like you’ve seen a ghost,” Tucker joked, peeling Danny’s fingers off the phone and taking it back. “You find your mysterious Wes?”

“Uh…” Movement at the door caught Danny’s attention and he looked away from Tucker.

Peering through the small glass window in the door was Wes, pointing two fingers at his eyes and then at Danny. I’m watching you.

“Maybe,” Danny said.

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get to know meme: favorite movies {5/5} » the hunchback of notre dame (1996)

see there the innocent blood you have spilt
on the steps of notre dame
now you would add this child’s blood to your guilt
on the steps of notre dame?

There’s My Girl (Tom Holland Imagine)

Originally posted by tom-hollcnd

request: “Would you mind writing an imagine where tom comes home late to find the reader asleep in the office from studying and so he carries the reader up the stairs and they wake up in his arms and it’s just cute and fluffy and leads to cuddling or something?? Thank you so much!!!! Love your writing btw!!” (requested by anon)

short summary: ^^

length: 941 words

warnings: none

A/N: just a quick/short little thing, i was feeling a bit inspired last night tbh sorry it’s shit (also ik i’m doing requests out of order i’m also sorry for that too)


Tom had had a particularly long day, as both of his flights back home had been delayed for several hours each. He was a bit peeved considering how excited he was to see you earlier in the day and take you out for dinner, but those plans came to a halt seeing as it was currently 2:15AM.

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Figments for Dummies

Written by RS

Please do not attempt to complete the same things as seen in this book.Traveling to these locations are very dangerous, and often deadly.

Introductions

What is a Figment?

    -What is their purpose?

    -Figments and their Host

    -Figment Strengths

    -Figment Weaknesses

    -Final Form

What is the Void?

    -Void Dimensions

    -Void Regeneration

How do Figments Glitch?

What is the Figment Council?

    -How Did They Become a Council?



Introductions

The study of something as mysterious and elusive as Figments was no simple task. They are a secluded, reserved, distant species that has little to no connection with human earth. The entire forefront of their existence is experienced only in passing glances, and this is why it took almost five years to gain enough intel to truly understand a Figment’s purpose and personality.

As someone who has been fascinated with the mind, it was not surprising that I achieved a natural connection with the Figment world almost immediately. Their style of life was intriguing and strange, and no human before had ever attempted to accept them beyond their own subconscious thoughts. I decided to pursue the opportunity to learn more about them in depth. However, the road was dangerous, each location feeding me new trials and threats.

That is the reasoning behind the basis of this book; to offer everyone insight of the incredible story of the Figments within all of us, without having to risk life and limb. I hope that this inspires you to make communication with your inner mind, and respect and love the thoughts you receive.

-RS


What is a Figment?

This question is the most commonly asked to anyone that I happen to come across. What exactly is a Figment? Although there will never be a direct answer, as a Figment’s job can range to hundreds of different paths and choices, the basic duties from Figment to Figment tends to remain the same.

A Figment is a developed mirage of the human subconscious. They are nonphysical beings, born and residing within the mind at different stages of a human’s lifespan. They take the appearance, voice, and natural ticks and habits of their host, with only small attributes and differences showing they are not exact twins to who created them. They are not demons, spirits, ghosts, gremlins, monsters, or apart of the imagination. They are, quite literally, entities of the mind.

They are ageless and are not restricted by time. Figments who were developed upon the birth of the first walking humans still remain today.

Every living human who has the ability to think and understand their own subconscious has Figments. No human, however, is exactly alike. Each Figment is particularly tailored to their host’s desires, appearances, and personality. Each Figment will respond differently to certain emotions, and each Figment will work differently with each host.

What is their Purpose?

What is it that they do? Well, as stated, many Figments find secondhand jobs and abilities that can range as much as human jobs do. However, each of them have the same major responsibility to their host. Figments claim, protect, and delegate the use of their host’s emotions, using them properly in order to keep their host healthy and working properly. Each human has a multitude of separate Figments for the purpose of different types of emotions.

For example, Darkiplier, or Dark, claims all of Mark Fischbach’s dark emotions. His anger, sadness, grief, regret, loneliness, sadism, etc. Wilford claims his more light and sexual emotions. Libido, joy, curiosity, impulsiveness, etc. Googleiplier claims his more meticulous informative side. Knowledge, understanding, technical advancement. When a human must feel a certain emotion, happiness, grief, anger, regardless, it is the Figment’s duty to provide said emotion to the human mind. In doing so, the Figment themselves must also feel this emotion, for it to be properly transferred.

Figments and their Host

On occasion, by their host’s approval, a Figment may come to the “surface” and control their host’s body. This usually occurs through extremes of a certain emotion. It is most common to see dark figments claim control of their host for small segments of time. When there is overwhelming grief, the dark Figment may take over to properly dispose of the sorrow. All of this must be with consent to the host for it to occur.

Figments are most naturally tied to their host. It is uncommon to see a Figment far from where their host roams. However, on few cases, large surges of  power, usually stirred by anger and hate, spike their energy far beyond natural standards, and because of this, become separate entities that are allowed to manifest into physical beings when they receive enough energy to do so. They are still, however, able to regulate their host’s emotions. “Darkiplier” from Mark, and “Antisepticeye” from Sean, are examples of this.

Figment Strengths

    Invincibility is the major upside to a Figment. Death is impossible, as in technicality they never live. Even when their Host passes on, they do not fade away, but instead remain in the Void, waiting for another Host to arrive or simply working their own solitary job for the Council for the rest of their existence.

    Anything that has ever been produced by the mind can be produced by a Figment with merely a gesture. They are extremely powerful figures, that claim control over the Void, and can produce third dimensional objects with their own will and energy.

    Their amount of energy surpasses anything I have seen before, and they can conduct elemental attacks on opponents, in order to severely wound them, or kill them if they are mortal.

    Figments have no need for food and water, as they have no working organs that need to be fed with nutrients. Figments also do not sleep, but instead meditate when their energy begins to drain. They can last for several weeks before needing to meditate, if they use their energy smartly.

Figment Weaknesses

    Figments are forced to remain in the confines with which they are developed in. They are unable to venture freely on earth.

    All Figments bend their will and powers to the Council when the time is needed to do so. They follow the basics of authority, and because of this, must often subdue their powers and stand down from what they desire to do.

    Each Figment’s duty first comes to their Host, as their instinct. Their Host is basically their captor, as the Figment is unable to make their own decisions or take their own desired path until the Host has passed on.

    Figments are unable to choose which emotions to feel. Whatever emotions they are assigned is the scope of what they can express. For example, Darkiplier from Mark Fischbach is unable to feel happiness, as he works with all of Mark’s negative emotions.

Final Form

    Every Figment has a Final Form, a final stand of defense. It is basically the human version of Hulking Out, as severe anger, or physical stress from pain or wounds, causes for this Final Form to emerge. This Final Form is the most dangerous form that can be seen from a Figment, and almost always involves a death of anyone in close proximity.

    Each Figment has a different type of Final Form dependent on their Host and themselves as a personality. The Final Form completely warps the Figment’s original body, and they transform into some type of unearthly beast, with possessions of powers and utilities never seen on earth before.

    The only way for a Final Form to end is when the Figment completely drains themselves of all of their energy, and is more or less forcefully transferred into meditation, what humans would equal to “blacking out”.



What is the Void?

    Each and every Figment, no matter how powerful or developed, are forced to the confines of the Void.

The Void is, essentially, the realm of human subconscious. Your thoughts, your inner desires, everything that makes you who you are, resides within this space. It is limitless and timeless, it contains nothing and everything in the same sense. It remains tucked in the fourth and fifth dimension, unseen by humans, and the Figments cannot see earth in that same way. It is a black chasm of eternity, and everything that is within it is purely formed from the mind. Everything that has ever been thought, every piece of knowledge, and whim, is stored there in the black canvas around.

The Void is claimed as the native homeland for every Figment. They are developed here, they reside here, and they remain here. No earth creature is known to be able to claim the Void as their habitat. Humans, as the most prime example, are completely incapable of handling the harsh dimensional warping of the Void. As it resides in the fourth and fifth dimension, third dimensional bodies become slowly dismantled, atom by atom. If a human remains in the Void for approximately five minutes, they will receive a rash close to the sensation of a sunburn. If they remain for an hour, they may begin to lose smaller digits like fingers and toes. A day’s worth of time in the Void would cause a human to literally disintegrate.

On occasions, mutterings of Abstracts have been known to accept the dimensions and are therefore able to live in the Void despite not being natives.

Void Dimensions

The Void has always been relatively stable. It’s beyond the natural bounds and physicalities of the earth, so there is no real possibility for its destruction. It isn’t limited by time, or air, or living beings, or the lifespan of said things. It is controlled by the human mind, which is a marginally unchanging, controllable place.

Many people are confused on what the fourth and fifth dimension really entails. It refers to the addition of time and space, that is, three spatial dimensions, and one time dimension for a fourth dimension, or three spatial dimensions and two time dimensions for a fifth dimension.  As far as science is concerned, there is a possibility of 10 separate dimensions of space, treating time as a 3rd dimensional space and the sum total gaining to infinity.

Void Regeneration

I have discovered that injuries within the Void are never permanent for a Figment. Although when a Figment fights a Figment, it may be painful, there is never death. No matter what you harm, or what you lop off, the ligament or bone, or flesh, or whatever may have been attacked will always heal itself back. It’s the subconscious mind reforming the representation of what it envisions the Figment to be, if that makes sense. If the Figment was missing an arm, it would be a misrepresentation of what the subconscious mind identifies. It will simply just reappear into being, no special glitching or regrowing required.



How do Figments Glitch?

This is another common question I see, and I think it is based around the fact that a famous Figment named Antisepticeye is capable of glitching and teleporting the entirety of his body from one section of the Void to another. There is misconception that this is a normal occurrence for the majority of Figment kind. However, the truth is that very select Figments are able to harness this ability.

Figments’ forms of transportation are very different and dependent on their host and their own personality. Antisepticeye cracks and glitches because he is loud, energetic, and technology based. Darkiplier forms himself into a shadow-like mist and becomes almost transparent as he travels because he is reserved and mysterious. Googleplier, one of Mark Fischbach’s other figments, does a similar sort of transport as Antisepticeye, but instead follows a more basic, computer generated style of glitch that resembles a server shutting down.

But while their styles are original and hardly duplicated, each and every Figment uses the same dimensional jumping in order to get around. That’s right. Figments are indeed jumping through dimensions when they glitch, and this typically occurs through the third, fourth, and fifth dimension of space. While they are in the Void, jumping from fourth dimensions and fifth dimensions allows them to glitch and move quickly throughout the void. While in physical form, jumping between third and fourth dimensions allows them to travel through the physical realm easily with little trouble.



What is the Figment Council?

    The Figment Council is a collection of fifty Elder Figments. These Figments were the first fifty Figments to ever be developed, from the first dawns of time, and from their own experiences, have been seen as capable and trusted to oversee and regulate following Figments to ensure tranquility to both the Void and Hosts alike.

    Not one Council member is the same. Each one directs one of the major emotions that can be found in a Figment and Host body. For example, Council Member Adghad governs the emotion of sadness, and therefore communicates and regulates all Figments that possess such an emotion. Council Member Simil regulates and governs the emotion of happiness, and works with all Figments who claim happiness as an emotion.

    It is the Host’s main duty to assign emotions to each Figment, and they do so subconsciously by simply feeling the emotion for the first time. However, it is the Council’s duty to adapt, alter and rearrange emotions based on a Figment’s ability and obedience.

How did they Become a Council?

The Council was formed hundreds of years ago, at the first creation of the subconscious. It was started, at first, only by a few fleeting Figments who desired for peace between one another while spiteful rages for more power, and energy, and control began ripping the subconscious apart, and shattering innocent minds.

Those who desired for that same peace rallied with them to create a system of law. Those who fought against it were cast into darkness after years of war.

Over time, the influence of the Council began to spread and intensify. They were no longer a simple beacon of hope to keep each other sane, it became a governing society that justified their ownership over the others through their threats of what chaos would reign without them.

So, Figments bent their will to the Council. They allowed their emotions to be governed, decided, and controlled by those of an elder stature. They trusted in their purpose, everyone was given equal reign of their host, and for a long time, peace was the prominent source found in the Void. Figments began to trust in the Council’s word. They feared what would occur from rebellion.

Now, the Council creates regulations and laws for the Figments to follow to maintain order and tranquility throughout the Void. While there are no physical punishments for standing against their rules, it is a dishonor to rebel against their statements and would cause said Figments to be shunned from their society.