the lifeless earth

What we forget about the elements
  • Fire - Aries, Leo, Sagittarius: Fire is not just limitless energy that gives and gives, these Signs are not the joyous, endlessly outgoing people they are portrayed to be. Fire is also the Element of destruction, hunger and pain. Fire Signs are not just happy go lucky kids, they're hungry for power, they're determined, they're not to be reckoned with.
  • Earth - Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn: Earth is the Element of support and cold strength but without the proper care and attention Earth becomes lifeless, unable to create and maintain the way these Signs are meant to. Earth Signs need interaction, attention, and care the same as all other Elements to stay as strong as they are.
  • Air - Gemini, Libra, Aquarius: Air is known for its focus on the mental and avoidance of emotion but these are not the mechanical people they are often portrayed as. Air Signs need to interact with others, to speak and communicate about all things, including emotion. Connecting with others is always key to this Element. They are warm and open, not cold or inhuman.
  • Water - Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces: "Emotional" is the word that comes to mind when most think of Water Signs but we often misinterpret "emotional" for "sad" or "weak". Water Signs feel their every emotion: rage, desire, joy - every single one - as if it were a tidal wave. They are in touch with their true selves and there is nothing more powerful than that.
  • *Remember to check your dominant element*
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We’re too late. They’re all gone.

what if the paladins return home only to find earth lifeless and crumbling due to zarkon stealing its quintessence?

there was going to be a comic but i wasnt happy with it like. at all. so have the only panel i actually kind of liked. also the painting i did to go with the comic. (i know thats not what the space around earth looks like but its pretty and i dont really care :) also apparently the moon is shattered dont worry about it zarkon’s just a huge dick)

O’ Ares,
O’ Mars,
O’ Child of War,

Does every flower your hands touch
Die?
Does every seed you sow perish?
Do your ears bleed, does your head
Ache with the sound of war drums?
Are your knuckles bloody, bruised and
Broken?
Your feet sore and aching?
Is your throat cracked and dry from the
Fighting, the running, the war cries?
Is this your last battle?
Will you lay down your sword, commit yourself to
This dry earth, this lifeless soil in marriage ‘til
Death do you part?
No child, no.
Do not settle for this land of dust and solitude.
A long battle awaits you but you will be
Triumphant.

O’ Athena,
O’ Minerva,
O’ Lover of war.

Have you razed too many fields
Chasing hungry shadows to see the
Lives that flourish behind you?
Do you not see they rebuilt the farm
Houses?
Can you not see they replanted the corn?
Look, the horses that died have been replaced,
Their corpses feed the big, green trees.
Have you forgotten why you fight?
Is your burning home a long-lost memory?
Do you surrender your faith?
Have you turned your hands to hide the blood
Stains and condemned yourself to murderer,
Violent killer?
No, lover, no.
Your scars are a written history.
These are not perennial wounds,
They too will health like the land, like the people, like
Your hands shaking with exhaustion and
Energy.

O’ Nike,
O’ Victoria,
O’ God of War.

Is this your armour, golden birthed from the
Sun?
Is this your sword, bastard of fire and sea?
Is this your war cry, ripped from the
Mouths of Hysminai and Alala’s soldiers?
Is this your triumphant? Your victory?
Your crowning glory, the garden you thought you
Could never grow?
Yes god, yes.
Ask another to plant those seeds in your heart.
Your hands cannot tend them but your blood can
Sustain them.

—  O’ Otrera, her story will never end likes yours. She eats Bellerophon for breakfast.

Do you see that smile ? 

That is a genuine smile right there that I can honestly say makes me feel so warm inside looking at this picture. I prayed this day would come that I would get my smile back again. For years I have been suffering serve depression and suicide thoughts and no longer had the desire to live on this earth anymore it has been one of the toughest fights of my life that I can say was not easy. It is even hard for me to write about this because it just brings back memories and feelings of how much internal pain I was in mentally and spiritually. I didn’t give a fuck about life anymore. I felt so alone and invincible to the world just like a walking lifeless body roaming the earth, I couldn’t see nothing past my pain. I didn’t see how beautiful the sky was, I didn’t see how beautiful the sun was, I didn’t notice the stars at nights , I didn’t realize how precious the people who cared about me were to my heart. For me it started at a young age but continued on throughout my adult life won’t go into too much detail but just experiencing life and tribulations going through the motions and life not being easy. I’ve experienced broken hearts before, deaths, disappointments , fights, lost with no plans you name it. All those things combined can cause depression anger and hurt. Depression sees no color, no gender, no age, or sexuality. I am writing about this because I know there are people out there that are going through the same thing I have been through and they think that they are alone I am here to say you are not alone. I do not have the answers of how to make it all go away everybody has their own story and demons they battle inside that no one will ever feel. I know as continue to live my life everything will not be perfect and I will feel pain again, this time around I have stronger faith and hope. I am still battling everyday to stay positive and hopeful to not go into that dark place and isolate myself. LOVE is what helped me see past my imperfections and pain, not love from a spouse or significant other but love from my 9 year old brother, my mother, and most importantly self love. For my truth love conquered all if it wasn’t for those two souls giving me unconditional love I would’ve ended my life. This is nothing to be ashamed about but to show courage and share my story with someone who is feeling the same way hoping that it would help. Please talk to someone you’re not alone <3 wish the best for everyone .


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK

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“In front of him, a flat pan of dry and lifeless earth stretched as far as he could see. Not a single tree. Not a bush. No hills or valleys. Just an orange-yellow sea of dust and rocks; wavering currents of heated air boiled on the horizon like steam, floating upward, as if any life out there were melting toward the cloudless and pale blue sky.” James Dashner, The Scorch Trials. {insp.}

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It was a wasteland. In front of him, a flat pan of dry and lifeless earth stretched as far as he could see. Not a single tree. Not a bush. No hills or valleys. Just an orange-yellow sea of dust and rocks; wavering currents of heated air boiled on the horizon like steam, floating upward, as if any life out there were melting toward the cloudless and pale blue sky.

It was a wasteland. In front of him, a flat pan of dry and lifeless earth stretched as far as he could see. Not a single tree. Not a bush. No hills or valleys. Just an orange-yellow sea of dust and rocks; wavering currents of heated air boiled on the horizon like steam, floating upward, as if any life out there were melting toward the cloudless and pale blue sky