the lost scrolls

On the plus side, one of the fun things about writing Eldest Curses is being able to go back in time, so we’ll see Helen and Aline meet and fall in love in TEC.

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So I just finished playing Oblivion and I can’t stop thinking about this?? During the battle for Bruma Martin marched in and started fighting with a daGG E R???


The Shadowhunter Chronicles ➡ ️Helen Blackthorn

The world is changed because you are made of ivory and gold. The curves of your lips rewrite history.

Sansa’s Psychological ‘Superpower’: Convincing herself shit isn’t quite as bad as it is

Throughout the main narrative and text of ASOIAF, we see Sansa Stark utilize defense mechanisms to survive being beat in front of the court (often enough that almost every member of the kingsguard had done it a few times), being touched by creepy old dudes often, and basically just suffering as a Prisoner of War.  We’re not here to chat about Sansa’s misgivings and mistakes (a young girl, age 11 in the start of AGOT), because there’s nothing to chat about with that - what I am here to chat about is Sansa’s “superpower”, and how it is basically the reason she’s alive.

(It’s not actually a superpower, she’s psychologically trying to ‘safeguard’ herself by pretending that s h i t  i s n ‘ t  b  a d, so just keep reading )

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“Qiilan Us Dilon !”

The dead in Shroud Hearth Barrow are restless.

I still can’t believe how this joke brought me SAI. Me and my dumb tags actually got me somewhere, there’s hope for everyone.

The Bretons

Bretons have a natural affinity for magic, and the political division of their homeland, High Rock, makes them natural spies or assassins.

New race card! Something weirds happened to my colours in photoshop, Managed to get them close to what I wanted, but idk.

[The Redguard] [The Altmer] [The Imperials] [The Dunmer] [The Falmer] [The Bosmer]


“Ka Po’ Tun is the "Tiger-Dragon’s Empire”. The cat-folk here are ruled by the divine Tosh Raka, the Tiger-Dragon. They are now a very great empire, stronger than Tsaesci (though not at sea). After the Serpent-Folk ate all the Men, they tried to eat all the Dragons. They managed to enslave the Red Dragons, but the black ones had fled to (then) Po Tun. A great war was raged, which left both the cats and the snakes weak, and the Dragons all dead. Since that time the cat-folk have tried to become the Dragons. Tosh Raka is the first to succeed. He is the largest Dragon in the world, orange and black, and he has very many new ideas.“  - Mysterious Akavir

So, I’ve been reading up on Akavir last time and I gave a shot drawing this guy’s appearance. How do dragons and tigers mix.

SasuSaku Month 2017
Day 2- Something More
: It’s in Your Eyes
Summary: Sakura and Sasuke go out for lunch, and thanks to Ino’s malicious words, the dessert won’t be the highpoint of the meeting.
A/N: Guess what? I’m already late! I don’t think there will ever be a time when I’ll actually finish all the prompts in time, but better late than never, right? Well, this one is supposed to be a funny one and I gotta say it took me some time to imagine what that grumpy Uchiha would do in a situation like that. Personally, I don’t feel like he is the embarrassed kind, so I’ve decided to make Uchiha Sasuke a straight forward man in this story XD Hope you’ve enjoyed, and please, leave me a Review! Make the author happy, will you?
Sakura was incredibly happy that day.

Her emerald eyes were shining, her hair felt softer and never before had she smiled so genuinely at the hospital nurses before. Her “hello’s" were louder and more enthusiastic than ever, spreading kindness and making justice to her position as the Leaf’s sweetheart. She had chosen prettier clothes that morning and even changed her perfume because such a perfect day certainly asked for something special.

The Haruno girl was overflowing with confidence, and more than ever, she was stunning.

And her sudden change certainly did not go unnoticed by her loud, blonde best friend as soon as they met at the hospital’s cafeteria.

“ Oh my god, Forehead! You’re smiling so brightly that you could light up the entire village! Did you get laid?”

“ Tell me again why we’re still friends, Pig.” The pinkette said, sitting next to Ino at the metallic table she had chosen. “ You always make me doubt myself.”

“ Shut up, you love me.”

“ Do I?”

“ Yes, but you probably love someone else, too. So spill it out. Who is it?”

“ I honestly have no idea of what you’re talking about. There’s no one.”

“ Bullshit! You haven’t looked this happy since you and the Fifth found that lost medical scroll. So, unless you were able to develop a cure for some disease, I’d say your heart is the one responsible for all of this!” Ino said, pointing at Sakura’s clothes and light make-up.

“ That scroll was amazing, okay?! It had so many instructions and ideas for a better use of herbs and—“

“ Sakura!” The Yamanaka girl cut her off, giving her best friend a teasing look. There was just no way Ino was going to let her get away with her nerd talk. “ What’s going on?”

“ Nothing is going on.” She chuckled, not being able to hide a smile. A soft blush was spread around her cheeks, and before she noticed, Sakura was biting her lower lip like a teenager in love. “ Can’t I just be… Happy?”

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Defiance, Part 8

[Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7]

Summary: Katara never thought she’d take shelter from the Water Tribe in the Fire Nation. Zuko never thought he’d build a life with someone he is only supposed to be seeing for fun. And neither one knows just how close their countries are to self-destruction.

[For Zutara month, Day 8, “Spice”] 

Katara prided herself on her swimming skills, but the eelhound certainly would give her a run for her money, even including waterbending. It’s a shame they’re cold-blooded, she thought as her ride zipped across the open water toward the heart of the Fire Nation. Dad would love to speed through the ocean like this!

She clung with her knees, the way she remembered doing as a girl when she was still small enough to ride the penguins. Everything from her waist down was below the water line, but the ocean was so warm here, it would have been enjoyable even if she weren’t inured to the cold. By and by, she sneaked a glance at the Blue Spirit, as he apparently preferred to be called. His attention was fixed on guiding the eelhound, though one hand still lay steady on her waist. They were definitely making good time, but there was no reason for her not to help out a bit.

Bringing her hands out to the sides, she made a scooping motion and plunged them into the water. Every few seconds, she repeated the gesture on either side of her.

A stifled laugh vibrated from the Blue Spirit’s chest. Katara couldn’t blame him; it must look like she was trying to dog paddle her way to the main island.

“Having fun?” he asked.

She splashed him affectionately. “Someone has to.”

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When discussing Zuko’s character  development, it’s of crucial importance to understand his mindset. Up to his defection in Book 3, this mindset usually took the form of “I will do anything and everything to regain my father’s love,” which manifested itself as Zuko trying to capture the Avatar to regain his honor. 

Of course, there are a few moments where Zuko foregoes his quest, instead choosing to either listen to his uncle’s advice, or to help him. Examples of this include: “Winter Solstice: Part 1″; when Zuko sees Appa flying overhead, but chooses to too find iroh instead; “The Storm,” when Zuko lets Aang escape because of the storm; “Siege of the North,” when Zuko is too exhausted to actually go look for Aang; “The Chase,” when Zuko is too overwhelmed by iroh getting hurt by Azula”; and finally “Lake Laogai,” after iroh confronts him about his obsession with hunting Aang and wanting to regain his honor. 

These examples, in addition to molding Zuko into a multi-faceted character with many thoughts, and ideas up in that brain of his, seems to point to the conclusion that, when it comes to his uncle, Zuko will choose him over most things if he thinks his life is in danger. 

In fact, in the “Lost Scrolls” comic “Going Home Again,” Azula uses this knowledge to convince Zuko to come home with her: 

Azula: Poor, poor Uncle…I wonder if he’ll survive the trip home. Well, we must be going. I suggest you bid farewell to your girlfriend, little brother. 
Zuko: No. I…I’m coming with you. I’m going back to the Fire Nation.

However, Zuko will also choose his honor quest and his father’s love over all else if he thinks he’s either in danger of losing it forever, or if he feels like he’s really close to getting it and achieving his goals. Examples of this include “Winter Solstice Part 2,” when Zuko defies his father’s orders and risks capture by heading into Fire Nation waters to capture Aang; “The Blue Spirit,” when Zuko infiltrates a Fire nation fortress to capture Aang; “Siege of the North: Parts 1 & 2,” when Zuko kidnaps Aang and tries to wait through a blizzard; “Lake Laogai,” when Zuko decides to infiltrate Dai Li headquarters to find Appa so he can get to Aang; and finally “The crossroads of Destiny,” when Zuko chooses restoring his honor/father’s love over Iroh. 

There is however, another way of looking at Zuko’s actions, and that’s through the lens of long term, and short term effects, and what effect this will have on Zuko’s perception of how much happiness he’ll gain through his actions (or whether or not he’ll gain his father’s love). 

Thus, while he will put his quest aside to help his uncle, or to actually take his advice, he will quickly choose an alternate option if he thinks doing so will get him immediate happiness, or an automatic escape from whatever situation he’s in. Thus, we get examples like Zuko putting on the guise of the Blue Spirit again in “Avatar Day” to steal food; Zuko stealing food with Jet in “The Serpent’s Pass”; Zuko trying to find Appa in “Lake Laogai”; and Zuko choosing to side with Azula in “The Crossroads of Destiny.” 

So, while Zuko is persistent in his goals, and while he will go after his goals for long periods of times, his focus is always on clear cut, short term goals. This is is why Zuko does not “think things through.” He is focused on getting from A point A to B without considering all the stumbling blocks that may crop up between those two steps. And, while he will occasionally forego his long term goals, he will automatically pick up where he left off if rewards and happiness appear to be imminent.