361-FROZBUN [Frozen-Bunny] -Ice -The Cold pokemon -Ability: Snow Cloak - Fur Coat(HA) -Dex: “To protect themselves from the cold weather, their fur has grown extremely thick, making them round and fluffy. This pokemon will use its long ears to interact with others, often with hugs and nose-kisses.” -Moveset: -Powder Snow -Haze -Cotton Guard -Ice Ball
–>Evolves with max. friendship<–
362-ALASKALOPE [Alaska-Jackalope] -Ice -The Invernal Pokemon -Ability: Snow Cloak - Fur Coat(HA) -Dex: “To keep their body temperature stable, even during the coldest nights, this pokemon meditates completely still for hours . Sometimes many will gather in the same place and form a circle, often holding each other with their ears as they meditate together and share their warmth.” -Moveset: -Ice Beam -Freeze-Dry -Mist -Hail
–>Evolves with an icestone<–
478-SPECTUNDRA [Spectre-Tundra] -Ice/Ghost -The Mystical Pokemon -Ability: Slush Rush - Stormwalker*(HA) -Dex: “This lonely pokemon, through intense meditation, has been able to reach a near-death state, making it able to endure even the most cruel blizzards. This pokemon ears are a symbol of its long-seeked wisdom, and they will continue to grow longer for as long as this pokemon lives.” -Moveset: -Sig. Move: Bone-Chiller “A chilling wind is blown through the opponent, this may leave the foe frozen. If this move is used during a hailstorm, the chances of freezing the opponent rise from 30% to 50%” Type: Ice PP: 10 (max 16) Power: 85 Accuracy: 90% -Blizzard -Ominous Wind -Aurora Veil
*This pokemon sp. attack receives a boost during a hailstorm.
The Last Agni Kai (And Why It Matters) -- An Analysis
(I know I swore that I wouldn’t make anymore Avatar: the Last Airbender posts, but it hurts too much to hold it back. Let my name now be marred with the title “Oathbreaker.” Temptation is too great a power to best.)
The Last Agni Kai.
This was, in my opinion, one of the greatest scenes in the entire series. No, not one of the greatest fights. One of the greatest scenes. Not only does it fully display the raw power Sozin’s Comet offered to any firebender who deemed to wield it, but it also fully conveyed the reality of war.
Being Brock Rumlow’s daughter and flirting with the Winter Soldier and sneaking him goodies when no one’s looking.
••• Requested by Anon •••
Your father had left you with a switchblade and a firearm when he had left you alone in your apartment with the infamous assassin. He had told you not to speak to him or even look in his direction, but your father obviously didn’t know you that well if he actually thought you’d listen to him.
The man - the Winter Soldier your father had called him - was seated in the corner of your living room, completely still, staring straight down the hall at your front door. He had tousled dark brown hair, which was thick and lustrous, but looked as if it hadn’t been washed in days. His eyes were a mesmerizing deep ocean blue that were set in a chilling glare that, were he looking right at you, made you feel like you were standing in the nude in a vicious hailstorm, where every chunk of ice was a frosted dagger cutting down into your skin.
Silence lingered in the air. You felt almost claustrophobic where you sat awkwardly on your couch, waiting for your father to return and take his business elsewhere, but as time ticked by you felt the anxiety leap up into your throat. Jumping up suddenly, you left the gun and your cold coffee mug behind as you made your way over to the fridge. You could feel the Winter Soldier’s eyes on you as you moved around. Grabbing two bars of chocolate from the fridge door, you marched over to him and threw one of the chocolates his way.
He caught it with ease; his mechanical arm darting out to catch it before it hit him square in the face.
“You don’t have a peanut allergy, do you?” You asked to him, hopping onto the table in front of him, obscuring his view of the front door. “Peanuts and chocolate are definitely one of my favourite combinations.”
You crossed your legs and unwrapped your chocolate. He didn’t make a move to eat his, and instead furrowed his brow and met your intense gaze with his own.
“Did you know that there’s a chemical in chocolate called phenethylamine that stimulates the nervous system and triggers the release of pleasurable opium-like compounds known as endorphins? It also occurs whenever someone is in love - gives you a happy, giddy feeling.” You said, biting into your chocolate and wiggling your eyebrows at him in a dopey flirty way.
The Soldier’s eyes left yours for a moment and he slowly unwrapped the chocolate you had given him. A sense of accomplishment consumed you as he lifted the sweet up to his lips and bit off a corner. You almost missed the tiny amused smile he wore as his eyes met yours again.
you are a blizzard,
born of an hailstorm.
you are an inferno,
born of a hellfire.
you are a marble statue,
born of a carved stone.
ah, my golden-haloed iron-voiced son,
listen to my rusting words:
you and i are not that different.
you and i are really all the same.
you burn just like i do.
you freeze just like i do.
you are just as immovable i am,
just as unstoppable as i am.
i did want you to be different, you know.
i did try to teach you to be better.
but i suppose wildfire can do nothing but spread.
i suppose icestorms can do nothing but frost.
i suppose marble can do nothing but be sculpted or shattered.
i suppose a wolf can do nothing but raise a wolf.
maybe that’s why
we couldn’t help but fall
like father, like son, as they always say ( j.p. )
Where has the spark gone?
I used to stay up late
starting fires out of old memories
but there is no fuel left for this flame.
I’ve gone cold in the absence of feeling
and breathing may be being
but there isn’t enough oxygen,
the flame is snuffed out
and in the cold I am not quite living.
This is… well, I’m not 100% sure on a name for it, but I’ve been calling it Yukeon, because “yuki” means snow, but I’m open to other name suggestions.
(Also don’t mind the bad shading lol)
The Frost Pokémon
Magic Guard: The Pokémon only takes damage from attacks.
Ice Body: The Pokémon gradually regains HP in a hailstorm.
Snow Warning: The Pokémon summons a hailstorm when it enters a battle.
The ribbon-like appendages present in Sylveon have morphed into a scarf-like structure on Yukeon. When it encounters a trainer in the wild, it will make them a scarf identical to its own as a gesture of kindness. The methods it uses to do this are unknown.
Its large, glassy eyes are unnerving to some, cute to others, but all find them entrancing. It uses its ability to hypnotize others to guide them to safety in dangerous climates, such as blizzards and icy mountains.
Got bored the other day and decided to do a bit of a drawing challenge
for myself. I drew 9 Icewing heads, but I made each of them unique by
varying things such as muzzle length and width, the angle the horns are
at, the direction of the cheek and eyebrow spines, and also the number
and size of the spikes on their necks.
I’ve seen a lot of Wings
of Fire art on DA depicting characters of the same species, but most of
the time they all have the exact same face. I wanted to challenge myself
to make them all look different from each other, but still look like
I may color this eventually and try giving them all unique color combos too. Also I really love the designs I gave Narwhal and Tundra. I might haveta draw them more
Reaper76Week - Day 7 - Someone to Watch Over Me (T)
Title: Someone to Watch Over Me Pairing: Reaper76 Rating: Teen Tags: Alternate Universe - Bakery, Past Character Death, Not Really Character Death, Alternate Universe, Fluff and Hurt/Comfort, Angst with a Happy Ending, Cats, Reaper76Week, Bittersweet Ending Summary:
A well-aimed — or perhaps unfortunately-aimed, depending on who you asked — bullet grazed the very edge of the prototype, and with a stuttering blink and electromagnetic hum, activated itself. The blue glow it let off only served to make itself a clearer target for the security system, and before Reaper could even drop the device, several bullets pierced it in the dead center of its glow. Rather than turning off or even smoking like Reaper expected it to, however, the device sparked menacingly, buzzing and humming in a frequency that made the nanites in his body swarm with unease. The Chronal Accelerator prototype buzzed and flashed once, twice, and then…
Day 7 of Reaper76Week - “Comfort”
A sidestory for I’ve Got You in My Slice , my Bakery AU. This story takes place right after Chapter 4, ‘Come at the Pumpking, Best Not Miss’.
Cuttings taken from a plant that took quite a beating last summer (hailstorm from HELL). While there hasn’t been much leaf/stem growth over the fall and winter; they’ve all developed strong, healthy roots.
Do you ever realise Clean exists and you just have no words
i have a lot of words about clean actually:
Clean is the 13th and final track on the standard edition of Taylor Swift’s 5th studio album 1989. It was the first and so far only collaboration between Swift and english singer songwriter Imogen Heap. The song was written, recorded and produced in Heap’s home studio on the 9th of february 2014 in the middle of the UK leg of Swift’s sold out RED world tour.
According to Heap Taylor was so well prepared for their recording session and their musical chemistry so palpable, they managed to demo an entire song from scratch in a single day, with Taylor recording her vocals in just two takes.
In an email to Imogen Taylor wrote “i’ve listened to clean over and over and i can’t thank you enough for today. it was one of the musical highlights of my life watching you work. This will be such a special song on my album and i’m so happy this all came together”.
The track features not only some of the most interesting production but the deepest lyrics on 1989. Unlike most songs she had penned prior to her latest album, clean foregoes the specific and personal lyrics Taylor has become known for in favour of metaphors such as “the water filled my lungs i screamed so loud but no one heard a thing” and “when i was drowning that’s when i could finally breathe”. Taylor said she hoped Clean would be able to help people through things just as writing the song had done for her.
Speaking to Elle about 1989 Taylor said the following about the meaning behind Clean:
“Clean” I wrote as I was walking out of Liberty in London. Someone I used to date—it hit me that I’d been in the same city as him for two weeks and I hadn’t thought about it. When it did hit me, it was like, Oh, I hope he’s doing well. And nothing else. And you know how it is when you’re going through heartbreak. A heartbroken person is unlike any other person. Their time moves at a completely different pace than ours. It’s this mental, physical, emotional ache and feeling so conflicted. Nothing distracts you from it. Then time passes, and the more you live your life and create new habits, you get used to not having a text message every morning saying, “Hello, beautiful. Good morning.” You get used to not calling someone at night to tell them how your day was. You replace these old habits with new habits, like texting your friends in a group chat all day and planning fun dinner parties and going out on adventures with your girlfriends, and then all of a sudden one day you’re in London and you realize you’ve been in the same place as your ex for two weeks and you’re fine. And you hope he’s fine. The first thought that came to my mind was, I’m finally clean. I’d been in this media hailstorm of people having a very misconstrued perception of who I was. There were really insensitive jokes being made at awards shows by hosts; there were snarky headlines in the press—"Taylor Goes Through a Breakup: Well, That Was Swift!“—focusing on all the wrong things.
Clean became an integral part of the 1989 world tour set list as a result of what became known as the “clean speech”. Before performing the song each night Taylor would deliver an ‘inspirational’ speech promoting self worth and encouraging fans not to dwell on their insecurities and mistakes. The speeches were so good many people suggested if Taylor were to ever give up music she could pursue a career as a motivational speaker.
Clean marked an interesting and welcome departure for swift both sonically and lyrically. Fans will be interested to see whether she decides to collaborate with Heap again in the future.