the info commons

tips for writing Star Wars fanfic/Star Wars roleplay things

  • it’s not concrete; it’s duracrete
  • viewports are the windows on ships
  • not a plane; ship or speeder
  • it’s not steel; it’s durasteel
  • books are rare; holorecords or datapads
  • it’s not a glass pane it’s transparisteel
  • caf is the equivalent of coffee
  • it’s not paper it’s a flimsi
  • medcenter is a hospital

Star Wars can be very similar to things we’re already used to, but getting familiar with some of these terms can make your writing really fit in with the universe

i’m going into my junior year of high school, the time when many students are getting ready to apply for college. many of my friends and peers have been concerned about what, exactly, they should be doing to prepare this year, and when. so, we held a college information session. this may be geared towards my specific area/region, but hopefully everyone can take something out of this. here are some tips that we learned:

ON COLLEGE VISITS

questions to ask:

  1. what is your freshman retention rate?
  2. what is the percentage of students that graduate in 4 years? (new statistic: ¾ of students don’t; the average student takes 5 ½ years to graduate)

make sure there is written documentation of your visit

when reviewing applications, colleges note “touch points”– these include things like taking an official tour, sending in those cards you get in the mail, or something as easy as emailing one of their admissions counselors with a simple question. they’ll keep your information, and it may give you an advantage over other students because you showed you’re seriously interested in their school. so, even if you’re taking an informal campus tour, make sure to stop in the admissions office and fill out one of those cards with your information. it’ll be added into their system as a touch point– and you’re already one step ahead!

TESTING

some things to remember:

  • the SAT and ACT are, for the most part, equally accepted by colleges.
  • certain schools may require an SAT subject test. make sure to check out programs you’re interested in so that you can prepare all of its requirements.
  • the SAT is a test of aptitude, while the ACT is more knowledge-based and straightforward. 
  • if you’re bright and a good test taker but maybe you don’t get the best grades, the SAT may be more fit for you.
  • if you’re more studious and focused on grades and retaining information you’ve learned in class, the ACT may be a better match. 
  • a guidance counselor recommends: take both tests once, and whichever you feel you performed better on, take it again. 
  • many colleges like to see growth in scores because it shows you’re really working towards something. this may change depending on the selectivity of the school, but consider this before only sending your best score. 
  • if you know what colleges you’re interested in, check and see what they prefer/require before taking the tests. most likely, you’ll save yourself a lot of time, effort, and money in the long run.

SO, WHEN SHOULD I BE DOING ALL OF THIS?

here’s a timeline of what was recommended for your junior year

October: 

  • take the PSAT again (this is the year that you can qualify for NMSQT). i’m not sure if this applies everywhere but i know where i live, this is a requirement.
  • if your school uses Naviance, make sure you have your login information. you should be using the tools it provides to research colleges and find out more about jobs you may be suited for.

November/December

  • take the ACT or SAT. if you’ve already taken the SAT, i suggest taking the ACT before doing the SAT again. 
  • this is around the time you should start visiting colleges if you haven’t already. if you can’t go to schools, look for information sessions and college fairs near you. if you’re on a college’s email list, they’ve likely sent you dates that they offer tours or perhaps are even hosting information sessions closer to you.

April/May/June

  • start asking for letters of recommendation!! many teachers give letters on a first-come-first-serve basis, so get ahead. usually you want to have 2-4 of these. think about programs and schools you may apply for, and think about what subject teachers may be most helpful in your application. also, check schools’ websites and see what they recommend/require. outside letters are also okay, if they’re from someone who knows you and your work ethic well. 
  • consider taking the SAT or ACT again. 
  • schedule your senior year. it’s no longer a time to slack off; colleges now look at your grades as late as third marking period. continue to challenge yourself, but also take electives that interest you to get a better idea of what careers you may want to pursue.
  • get the Common App essays from your guidance counselor. you should at least think about these over the summer to get an idea of what you’ll say in your application essays.

August

  • this is when the Common App is available for that year. many, but not all schools, use this. do your own research to decide if it’s a necessity for you.

MISC. TIPS

  • very few students partake in college interviews anymore. requesting and interview may set you apart from other students (touch point!), but it is definitely not required or even recommended by the vast majority of schools.
  • if you know you will be going to grad school or a higher ed program, think about where you want to concentrate your money. a cheaper but respected undergraduate school may be a great idea to save money for a great graduate school. (you probably don’t care where your doctor went for their undergrad, but where’d they go to med school?)
  • MAKE SURE YOU’RE MEETING YOUR SCHOOL’S GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS.
  • check to see what courses certain colleges recommend you take in high school. this may be a good way to plan the rest of your high school schedule, and also gauge whether or not you can achieve a college’s expectations.
Signs as the 12 common archetypes

Aries: the Ruler: “Power isn’t everything, it’s the only thing.”

Taurus: the Caregiver: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”

Gemini: the Rebel: “Rules are made to be broken.”

Cancer: the Magician: “I make things happen.”

Leo: the Hero: “Where there’s a will, there’s a way.”

Virgo: the Innocent: “Free to be you and me.”

Libra: the Lover: “You’re the only one.”

Scorpio: the Orphan: “All men and women are created equal.”

Sagittarius: the Explorer: “Don’t fence me in.”

Capricorn: the Sage: “The truth will set you free.”

Aquarius: the Jester: “You only live once.”

Pisces: the Creator: “If you can imagine it, it can be done.”

5 Common Story Problems with Simple Fixes

Our stories are often plagued with these common story problems, but if we don’t know how to fix them, we’ll never improve our writing. It’s important that you remember you don’t need to scrap your novel if you keep having the same issues over and over again. Hopefully this list will help you pinpoint what’s going on and provide ways for you to improve your novel.

Problem: Unmotivated Characters

If you’re having trouble figuring out where your story should go next, the problem could be with unmotivated characters. Characters aren’t in your novel just so you can push them around every once in a while and make them do things. They need to develop over time and keep your story going in the right direction.

Solution:

Work on your character’s wants, goals, and motivations. You need to figure out what’s driving your character if you want them to do anything. Where do they want to end up? What’s standing in their way? What’s their plan? Who will help them? Think about everything your character will need to do to resolve your novel. Focus on what they want and what motivates their actions and your characters will stop being dull and lifeless.

Problem: Boring First Chapters

A boring first chapter is dangerous because you want to captivate your audience right away. You don’t want to lose readers just because of this, but sometimes it happens.  You should give enough information to keep your readers interested, while also keeping them intrigued enough to figure out what happens next.

Solution:

Putting emotion into your scenes from the beginning will not only help set the tone, but we’ll get an immediate understanding of your world. The best advice I can give is to construct a scene that helps us best understand your character. If they’re on the run, show us that they’re being chased. If they’re sad and lonely, construct a scene that lets us feel their isolation. You don’t necessarily need to open your book with action, but you do need to introduce the conflict. Think about what your character wants and go from there. Think of your first chapter as an introduction to an essay. You don’t go right into the points immediately, but you set us up for something good.

Problem: Plot Holes

Writers worry about forgetting to include important information in their novel that’s necessary to the plot. If you’re discovering that readers often point out plot holes in your story, maybe it’s time to reevaluate how you plan your novel.

Solution:

Pre-planning or prewriting your novel often solves any plot hole problems. If you take the time to write out important scenes so you don’t forget them, your story will become stronger. However, if you’re not someone who likes to do so much planning, you can tackle plot holes during the editing phase. Take notes when you’re editing so that you can catch these plot holes and figure out where you can add necessary information. A plot hole does not always mean your novel needs loads of reworking, but it is something you need to take the time to fill in.

Problem: Poor Pacing

Poor pacing can ruin a novel, but luckily it’s something you can tackle head on before you even start writing your story. Good pacing helps add tension to your novel and helps you make sure there’s enough rising and falling action to keep your story interesting.

Solution:

Planning out your novel ahead of time also helps solve pacing problems. You can create a timeline that helps you keep track and plan out when you want certain things to happen. Read up on story arcs and try to plan out your scenes accordingly. If you’re already done with your novel and you notice poor pacing, try rearranging scenes or spreading out the action.

Problem: Info-Dumping

A very common writing problem is info-dumping. This is when you tell your readers loads of information at a time without showing them anything important. Info-dumps usually occur in first chapters of novels, but they can happen anytime during the course of your story. Info- dumps can drag down your story and bore your readers.

Solution:

Cut out long paragraphs where you explain what’s going on in your novel and show your readers instead. Avoid over explaining things that can be explained through action. Letting your audience figure things out instead is a much more satisfying reading experience and it lets your readers connect with your characters on a deeper level.

-Kris Noel

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Disney Princess Profile

*Elsa excluded because her royal title is not a princess*

Queens of BMP: Her Majesty The Queen of Dres Van

The Legend

History will remember her as the sunrise that brought the dawn of a new Dres Van. Immortalized in soft hues of peach, old rose, and bursts of yellow - rendering her profile ethereal, almost near mythical as the nation commits the curve of their beloved Queen’s gentle smile to memory. 

Her arrival injected steel into the Royal Family’s spine, finally challenging the outdated bureaucracy that overstayed its welcome. Her indomitable spirit put an end to the sacrificial offering of a young mother’s tears in exchange for an ideal future sovereign, ripped away from her embrace a little too soon. She is both formidable and benevolent, the fresh rain on arid soil, the ember of warmth to a nation who is no stranger to the vast coldness.

He on the other hand will remember her through the sunsets. The silent witness to all the heartfelt vows they made. Vows that they have kept sacred and theirs alone even with the passage of time. He finds solace in the way the setting sun paints a dream-like portrait of the stolen moments they share in their cozy log cabin that perennially smells of freshly cooked rice, oatmeal, and lavender. He tucks away these pockets of happiness - these ephemeral gasps of life, to cherish with all his heart and to hold tightly, that not even Time can take it away from him. 

..and he will forever remember her this way. Bathed in soft colorful lights, made more magical by the dusk. A euphony of orange, blue, and mauve casting shadows in places he has reverently mapped out before. Bits of stardust settling on that perfect spot, as he commits the twinkle of her dimpled smile to memory.  


Queens of BMP Series: COMPLETE

Ok so BRIEFLY: TS tends to post certain things at AM/PM of their designated time, aka for Blue that being midnight and noon. Here’s my general breakdown since its always the same

Midnight:

The first mystery teaser (this is supposed to catch people off guard to shock them etc so its posted at the time thats sterotypical for kpop and jpop groups to do sudden info drops, aka midnight. Common marketing strategy)

the comeback schedule (same thing)

The individual/group teaser (same thing)

the album (sometimes, see the note about the MV below for why, its about streaming)

Noon:

The B-Cuts (to be fair, VLive are actually the ones releasing these and choose to do it at noon bc its their own damn choice??)

the cover image (this is bc the album goes on presale as soon as the image is up, and ts cant force the companies selling the album to stay up to midnight to list the product for them, though NOTE that if a company is late in listing the product after the album cover is uploaded, its their own damn fault not TS’s)

MV Trailers (so Korean fans have time to watch them at not midnight, builds up hype and views)

Highlight medleys if theyre gonna happen

The MV is special because it used to be midnight, but due to a change in streaming rules, this has changed so TS can get the optimal about of streaming from the get-go (i think it’s 6pm but i could be wrong the change is very new)

srsly this happens every comebcak and no one notices so everyone gets upset

mirthandwhimsy  asked:

What's your take on the idea that some individuals believe Harley Quinn has Stockholm Syndrome?

I HAVE SO MUCH TO SAY ABOUT THIS

Stockholm does not mean falling in love with your abuser. Stockholm is developing sympathy for your CAPTOR. In order for it to be Stockholm, the victim must have been kidnapped/held against their will. Why do you think domestic abuse victims aren’t usually classified as having Stockholm? 

Stockholm syndrome is a coping mechanism that comes from physically not being able to leave the abuser, thus the victim sympathizes with the abuser to make their captivity more emotionally tolerable. Traumatic bonding usually occurs when the victim is 100% free to leave but chooses to stay due to emotional manipulation, you know, what Harley does.

When people say “lol Harley has Stockholm Syndrome” it just aggravates me because it’s the laziest explanation for why she stays with Joker. It’s one of those things that isn’t true but the false info is so “common knowledge” at this point that no one actually thinks about it. I mean if people would just Google “Stockholm Syndrome” it’s literally in the first sentence of the first result and it doesn’t apply to her whatsoever?? So I don’t know why people continue to perpetuate a theory that lies on a 100% incorrect understanding of what the illness actually is? A theory that can be disproved in 3 seconds with a Google search but nah let’s just keep chalking it up to Stockholm.

Info about most common STD/STIs
  • Chlamydia: http://www.ashasexualhealth.org/stdsstis/chlamydia/
  • Crabs: http://www.ashasexualhealth.org/stdsstis/crabs/
  • Gonorrhea: http://www.ashasexualhealth.org/stdsstis/gonorrhea/
  • Hepatitis: http://www.ashasexualhealth.org/stdsstis/hepatitis/
  • Herpes: http://www.ashasexualhealth.org/stdsstis/herpes
  • HIV: http://www.ashasexualhealth.org/stdsstis/hiv
  • HPV: http://www.ashasexualhealth.org/stdsstis/hpv
  • Molluscum: http://www.ashasexualhealth.org/stdsstis/molluscum-contagiosum/
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease: http://www.ashasexualhealth.org/stdsstis/pid/
  • Scabies: http://www.ashasexualhealth.org/stdsstis/scabies/
  • Syphilis: http://www.ashasexualhealth.org/stdsstis/syphilis/
  • Trichomoniasis: http://www.ashasexualhealth.org/stdsstis/trichomoniasis/
  • Vaginitis: http://www.ashasexualhealth.org/stdsstis/vaginitis/

anonymous asked:

how's the peepo doin?

Still inactive. I figured it would be too risky to have her potentially reform while I’m asleep and rampage through the off-limits part of house (nearly all of it), so in my efforts to keep her close I’ve contained her gem in a carrier next to me.

Its already been about a day. I’m not even sure if the cat actually did significant enough harm for her to take this long, so I’m hoping she’ll be out soon.

I’m gonna answer some questions while I wait. feel free to ask me more things.

title: all i see is dominoes falling up | Read on AO3
summary: krtsk train!au. tsukki is some sort of a famous DJ and kuroo is a fan but doesn’t know who he is. they meet at the train. kuroo’s POV.

a/n: i was listening to Flume’s Tiny Cities on loop as I was writing this. title of this fic is from that song. all from all music by tsukki mentioned in this drabble are story specific. :3

He hears the EDM blasting through the boy’s headphones.

Tetsurou has a thing with people blasting music so loud the sound leaks out of their headphones. It makes him worry for their hearing even when he knows it’s not his business and therefore should not care. The boy is standing a couple of feet away from him, there’s a business man in the middle of them, and yet he can still hear the muffled sounds of an EDM through the boy’s large (and probably expensive) white Sony headphones.

To keep his sanity in check, he plugs in his own earphones and scrolls through his current favorite playlist. He sets it on an acceptable volume (unlike the stranger near him) before scrolling through his messages as he waits to get off at his stop.

He pulls up his music player app and browse through his song list for the current song he’s had on repeat for days.

“You listen to Firefly?”

A voice sounded beside him and Tetsurou looks up to meet bored yellow eyes. It’s the boy with the loud music and he’s now standing beside him.

“I’m sorry?” Tetsurou takes an earphone off. “How did you know what I was listening to?” He didn’t think his music is loud enough to be heard by anyone else, at least not if they have their own music blasting through their ears, too.

The stranger blinks, startled as if he couldn’t believe Tetsurou heard him, and he slides his headphones down to his neck.

“Oh—umm—Sorry. I didn’t mean to be rude. I just looked down and saw the album cover and I—sorry.”

Tetsurou regards the stranger—tall, blonde, pretty—as he sheepishly looks away.

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Astor Fiedler RP Hooks, Info & Connections

Common name: Astor (surname unknown)
In-game: Astor Fielder
Race/Nationality: Highlander Hyur - Ala Mhigan
Occupation: Astral Witch for Hire

The following is IC knowledge and information about Astor that most people with a decent awareness of the related areas or in general can know! Rumors abound, so feel free to use any of this in RP for scene/encounter hooks (or distort it, depending on who they might have heard it from).


Gridania/The Shroud:
Some might find it strange that an Ala Mhigan would linger in the Shroud. He’s a common haunt seen at the edges of settlements or slipping through Gridania, often vanishing into the thick forest and not emerging until many bells later. He’s never been known to ask for succor or assistance from any inhabitants. In fact, reports say he always has a little offering for the elementals and other spirits before he descends into the Wood. Whether they’re approved of… is another matter entirely. Certainly not by many of the locals who view him as an intrusive interloper.

Even so, his effective witching work speaks for itself. Though they’re secretive about it, a fair number of Shroud dwellers seek him out for wards, poultices, charms, and even delving deeper into the more dangerous parts of the forest where most of the smallfolk dare not enter. Some would consider his actions brash and disrespectful, even blasphemous, the actions of a presumptuous and invasive outsider going where he should not be permitted. Despite a lack of evidence, murmurs that he steals children for bizarre stellar rituals or desecrates sacred places cling to his heels.

The various authority figures of the Shroud – whether Wood Wailers, Twin Adders or Godsbow – tend to keep an eye on him when he’s about due to his reputation, the superstitions for the doings of a known witch, and a general dislike for Ala Mhigans. Rumor has it whenever he kills a Redbelly or poacher, he leaves the corpse with a Nymeian lily between the teeth. The strange, blood-stained sword and compact astrolabe at his side support the beliefs that he is a man quite capable of violence.


Uldah/Thanalan:
Here Astor’s services range from anti-theft wards for market stalls to charms for a restful night’s sleep to aid rich, restless merchants. However, he’s just as often seen in the darker alleys leeching poisons from winners of deathmatch ring fights, selling salves to courtesans in brothels, and imbuing various items for people of less than ideal repute. Though he’s yet to be arrested, Astor has been detained several times by the Brass Blades or Immortal Flames after unfortunate incidents. His heritage does him no favors as some suspect him of anti-monetarist and anti-Sultanate sympathies, even possibly working to undermine them.

Though not intended, the reputation of a skilled witch and the ability to provide have earned him clients with ‘unusual’ requests… whether just for increased stamina or more obscure 'interests.’ After all, why ask the local, well-known physicker for the perfect potion to make your feet temporarily bigger and hairier when there’s a witch skulking abouts. Surely no one would believe a Mhigan if he tried to tell tales. Who knew the fetish market in Ul'dah was so robust? (Everyone.)

Known to the Immortal Flames due to an association alongside his mentor, Volgeant Castellaine, both vanished during the Battle of Carteneau and were declared “Killed in Action”. When they reappeared about four years later, having the status rescinded caused several issues and Astor’s own reputation in the city has further tarnished his standing with the Grand Company.


General Info/Rumors/Knowledge:
At 5 fulms and 8 ilms, Astor is a near-slender man with lean muscle and could be mistaken for a Midlander from his stature. There’s extensive scarring on all visible portions of skin, most appearing to be old and likely from whips. He’s draped in an impressive array of jewelry and charms, simpler in design and enchanted for practical purposes. Tangled waves of light champagne hair reach his waist and are usually left loose with scattered metal clasps and the occasional braid. The dark circles about his eyes are stark while bruises and scrapes litter his knuckles. His voice is a low, lilting tenor with a very apparent Ala Mhigan accent and a faint rasp in his throat. An odd but subtle reverb is just barely audible when he speaks. The hum of a two-tone, noteless song seems to follow him.

Outside of the cities, he’s been seen in ruins, at old librairies and nearly anywhere else with an abundance of aether and aetheric activity. Voidsent and other dangerous beasts seem to have little deterrent to him; one would assume he’s fairly adept at defending himself even though he does not appear to have much physical strength.

With a decent grasp of both Doman and the Xaelic tongue, the witch has likely been to the continent of Othard in the past. He also has been witnessed providing assistance to the refugees at Little Ala Mhigo, though it seems he did not arrive at this region of Aldernard with them or any of the others. However, he had been seen at the fringes of the ill-fated Ala Mhigan Resistance group before the slaughter at Baelsar’s Wall.


OOC:

(Unfinished) portrait art of Astor courtesy of oboon, painting of Astor courtesy of vlada-artblog, used with permission!

Usual Playtime: 6-12pm EST
FC: <<ESO>> Esoterica

Looking for:
Everything and anything! 

Astor performs a variety of witchy services from commissions for charms, wards, spellwork and rituals, to hunting down beasts and relics, to astral 'fortune’ readings and so on. I can do entirely organic card readings (I have several physical decks I use) or ones entirely manufactured to push forward your own RP plots or ideas. I’m always happy to help you expand on something or further your own RP with Astor’s work.

Socially, Astor is quiet but very genial and even a bit of a flirt at times, prone to wandering and able to run into people in nearly any circumstance or location, though he’ll be slightly less inclined to show up at the nicest of restaurants or areas. He knows a wide spread of people from various backgrounds.

Wanna be racist at an Ala Mhigan? Awesome! Got a law-enforcing sort and you wanna harass/detain/question a Suspicious Undesirable? Hell yeah, let’s do it! Underground or criminally-related RP? Sure! I’m very open to conflict RP; I’m playing an Ala Mhigan witch, after all. XIV is a setting full of prejudice, racism, superstitions, crime and corruption; those themes can be interesting to write when everyone is OOCly okay with it.

Limits: Given inconveniences for RP, I prefer to avoid the loss of limbs and death. Content wise, I don’t have any particular triggers but for pete’s sake at least be respectful of sensitive topics.

Any of this sound neat? Drop me an ask or message on tumblr, a tell in-game or discord info! I’m always looking forward to meeting new people for RP or starting up stuff!

snout-emergence  asked:

movie studios are not allowed to make a humanizing termite movie because pest control companies dont want them to garner sympathy. same thing with fire ants and africanized bees.

I know this is a silly response but I do find it fascinating our selective nature on the topic of insects being villianized.

In Theory ants would be a big candidate for basing villains on, they can be a pest as well as quite aggressive and are efficient at killing things. But Ants don’t garner the same amount of repulse in society that we pin on wasps or a lot of other bugs. I blame the fact that th don’t fly as the reason people don’t really find them scary/makes their neat industrious behaviour more readily observable.

Wasps get shit on cause unlike Ants they fly and unlike bees they don’t make a readily consumable product . Wasps are also a very diverse group of animals (in fact ants and bees really are basically types of specialized wasps rather then separate groups) because of this and the comparably lack of info on them that’s common knowledge compared to Ants and Bees they are seen as more unpredictable. It’s easier to think “bees are the nice ones that make honey, wasps are mean and want to sting you” even tho it’s not true a lot of the time.

Termites kinda end up into the same view as we have for roaches and flies and are just seen as gross pests despite termites being very sophisticated little bastards (who do cause a lot of damage depending on species but are cool as hell).

I think there is a huge factor of what bug we consider “good” and which are “detestable” is heavily cultural and often doesn’t reflect what’s the most dangerous or even the biggest pest

anonymous asked:

Hi, i noticed that a lot of the pictures are from Brazil. I wanted to known why?

Hi, human operator here:

it’s probably because there are a lot of photos from Brazil in Wikimedia Commons, which is where the bot takes the pictures from. The bot’s about page has all the info. The bot asks Commons for a completely random picture, so if there’s a lot of pictures from a specific place or of a specific object, there’s a higher chance the bot will get such picture from Commons.

I hope this answers your question!

A Non-Complete list of supernatural creatures commonly and uncommonly used in fiction

For anyone looking to do an AU for Halloween but doesn’t want to do the same witch, werewolf, or vampire trope I’ve composed a small list of some other creatures, please Google them for full info and further interpretations :)

Common

-Witches

-Werewolves

-Vampires

-Ghosts

-Zombies

-Demons

-Faeries (you could do a Faery Celebration of Halloween or simply a mischievous faery playing pranks)

-Mermaids (basically the same as faeries in theme)

-Shapeshifters

-Dragons

Uncommon

-Wendigos: Cannibalistic spirits whose hunger is never satisfied

-Hybrids: Of anything really

-Selkies: Seal-people, they can shed their seal skins and become humans but only once every seven years, once they put their skins back on they cannot be part of the human world for another seven years, if their seal skin is stolen/hidden they’re land-bound, most selkie stories are tragic love stories but they can make for some pretty scarey ones too

-Dopplegangers: Natural “clones” of other people who look identical and may even have the same DNA, born from nature, sometimes are thought to be demons, changelings, or evil spirits

-Skin Walkers: Native American shapeshifters who can become any animal by donning their pelt and paying respect

-Kelpies: Water horses who use their beauty to lead men and children to a watery grave

-Kitsune: Japanese fox spirits, often tricksters, often transform into beautifull women, can be benevolent or malevolent depending on the spirit

-Aswang: Argentinian vampires with extremely long, sharp, tounges used to peirce the bellies of pregnant women and steal the life force of the babies

-Bigfoot/Yeti: For such a common creature in the world of the supernatural he sure is left out in fiction alot…

-Nymphs: Elemental faery like beings who are often noted as seductresses and are known to steal human lovers

-Nixies: Very much like Nymphs only they are exclusively water creatures and are known to drown their victims

-Mersharks: Sharks and fish are two different animals, just like mermaids and mersharks are also different, they’re fairly self-explainitory though

-Other faery folk such as: Pixies, Elves, Gnomes, Brownies, Knockers, Elementals

-Banshees: Known as the “wailing woman”, Banshees are harbringers of death, foretelling the soon-to-be loss of a loved one with pained cries and screaming when death occurs

-Succubus: Female demon of seduction, often invading and seducing people through dreams, they feed on sexual energy

-Incubus: The male version of a succubus

-Harpies: Bird-women who seduce people, take them to their nests, and eat them

-Sirens: Water women who seduce sailors with their songs into crashing their ships, also known for drowning sailors themselves

-Aliens: Another commonly KNOWN but not commonly USED creature

-Centaurs: Another commonly KNOWN but not commonly USED creature

-Tengu: Bird-demons who in some tales are like Japanese harpies, but in others benevolent creatures

-Jersy Devil: A creature said to stalk New Jersey with the head of a dog, the horns of a ram, the feet of a horse, and the tail of the devil

-Mothman: Usually seen as evil, but sometimes recently thought to be a protective spirit, an unusual bird-man like creature that many believe to be responsable for several tragedies in the United States, especially surrounding West Virginia, and including the collapse of the Ohio bridge

-Chupacabra: Often believed to be an alien, this commonly known, rarely recited creature is a small, odd looking animal that’s description is often up to debate for details, the common thread is it’s link to animal mutalations

-Tanuki: Trickster racoon-dogs who like to prank people, usually seen as benevolent

-Black Shuck: A black dog seen sometimes as evil, sometimes as a protector, Black Shuck has been linked to Hell Hounds and the burning of a London Church in the 1800s, but also to being a protective guide for women who walk home alone at night

-Familiars: Enchanted animals (sometimes shapeshifters) kept by witches as assistants/partners/links to the supernatural

Unusual Animals:

-Thylacine: Also known as the Tasmanian Tiger, this large marsupial was said to go extinct several decades ago but many people still believe it to be alive

-Plesiasours: A type of dinasour often believed to be what the Loch Ness Monster actually is

-Megalodon: The biggest ocean predator ever to exist, Megalodon is a massive shark estimated to be bigger than a school bus

-Megalania: Believed to be the much larger cousin of the Komodo Dragon

Amazing places:

-Avalon

-Lemuria

-Atlantis

-The Bermuda Triangle

-The Winchester House

-Roswell, New Mexico

-Area 51

-Stone Henge

-Alkatraz

-The Warren Occult Museum

-Amityville

Obviously this is not a complete list, but to anyone who may have been looking for more unique themes for their supernatural AUs, here ya’ go!

I dream of the day that 1D (including the 5 solo acts) aren’t going to have promo related to Radio Disney. Because no matter how inappropriate the song it’s sill marketed at kids for some darned reason that seems to escape any sort of common sense.

FYI, it’s standard procedure to remove the previous administration’s policies from the WH site. It’s all archived at the former president’s page to make room for the new president’s info/policies. It’s not common knowledge so I do understand why people are freaking out, and it’s not like anyone has any clue what this shitshow of an administration has in terms of policies but the headlines/posts about it is seriously irresponsible journalism. 

Heart Trading (Guide-ish?)

LPD note: Below is a submission on how to do ‘heart trading.’ Whether this is something you want to get into / whether the effort vs. reward is worth it is up to you to decide.

Before we get started, my contact info is at the end of the guide if you’re still confused/still have questions.

My knowledge on heart trading isn’t extensive, but I’ve done it enough to get the basics down. Warning: This is a long post. 

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