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TRAITS THE SIGNS KEEP HIDDEN
  • Aries: Romantic, compassionate and sensitive. They prefer to hide their more gentle and reserved side with their fiery energy, but in reality, they've got a pronounced dreaminess, filled with fantasies, illusions, and vague emotions. They come across as far more aggressive and bold than they actually are. They have a tendency to internalize their sensitivity, which makes them feel isolated and lonely.
  • Taurus: Determined, energetic, and assured. Although at first they seem laid-back and relaxed, once they've set their minds to something, they are headstrong, full of verve and passion. They can easily take charge of a situation, but they doubt themselves and doubt their capabilities. Instead, they often use their courage for supporting the underdog, those with no voice. They have a tendency to internalize their anger, which results in short bursts of impulsiveness and agitation.
  • Gemini: Calming, grounded, and sensual. Gemini may at first come across as scatter-brained and disoriented, yet they're far more stable than they appear. Though subject to volatile mood swings, these are usually temporary. They have the ability to separate themselves from their emotions, making them more rational and level-headed. They have a deep desire for stability, but by internalizing it, they often end up clinging to the past or pursuing materialistic desires they don't truly want.
  • Cancer: Intelligent, clever, and quick-witted. Though Cancer is often portrayed as extremely emotional, they're much more logical than they appear. They can be very quick-witted and creative when they're by themselves, but they have a hard time expressing their ideas to others. Cancer has a tendency of concealing their thoughts and plans to others, but overemphasize their emotions instead. They can reveal too much personal, emotional information about themselves while not telling others what they're actually thinking.
  • Leo: Sensitive, generous, and loyal. Leo may first come across as open and confident, but they have a great deal of emotional depth which they find difficult to show. They form deep emotional attachments, resulting in integrity and loyalty to those they care for. They're generous and devoted, but have difficulty expressing their own emotions, despite their sensitivity. As a result, they may become guarded and hypersensitive, and therefore unable to share their empathy with others.
  • Virgo: Willful, self-sufficient, and powerful. A stereotypical Virgo comes across as quiet and analytical, but in reality, Virgo has a great deal of willpower. Behind the scenes, there's a strong leadership potential, a potency in personality that is influential and admirable. There's a great deal of pride in this position, but there's also inhibition. Despite feeling proud of their achievements, they feel uncomfortable in the spotlight- resulting in feeling torn between basking in the limelight and shying away from it.
  • Libra: Critical, devoted, and thoughtful. Very often, a Libra seems at best, friendly and charming, or at worst, superficial and unreliable. Libra actually is very thoughtful and eloquent, spending a great deal of time on formulating their thoughts and opinions, as spontaneous as they might act. There's a tendency to notice things here that others wouldn't- they have a sharp and keen eye for details that are usually missed. However, they tend to keep their thoughts and worries to themselves, increasing anxiety and feeling misunderstood.
  • Scorpio: Romantic, gentle, and idealistic. Surprisingly enough, Scorpio has a kindness and idealism that is hidden underneath a more heavy and secretive exterior. Scorpio has a strong belief in justice and is highly-principled, with a strong urge to protect the helpless and the innocent. In a more private sphere, Scorpio is compassionate and sweet to those who've shown understanding and care. By internalizing this aspect of themselves, they end up withdrawing and feeling isolated among others. They may secretly idealize their partners as a means of compensation, leaving them vulnerable to emotional disappointment.
  • Sagittarius: Profound, secretive and investigative. Happy-go-lucky Sagittarius has a great deal of depth, compared to what their appearance may suggest. They're interested in the taboo, the occult, the bizarre, though they don't tend to project this to others easily. Sagittarius can be very private and reserved, despite acting otherwise, as it's difficult for them to reveal emotional intensity. Instead, they prefer to push their feelings away or laugh them off. Yet, by hiding such a private part of themselves, they struggle with emotional intimacy.
  • Capricorn: Philosophical, wise, and witty. Capricorn is a naturally cautious sign. They tend to keep their ideals, personal beliefs, and thoughts to themselves. A natural behind-the-scenes planner, it’s a struggle for Capricorn to open up to others and to be spontaneous. However, when they do, they’re humorous and enthusiastic, with warmth and charisma. They use their ideals to fuel their inspiration and hopes for the future. By keeping their thoughts only to themselves, they put too much pressure and stress, worrying about their future and whether they’re doing things right.
  • Aquarius: Grounded, reliable, and realistic. Aquarius is typically shown as eccentric and bizarre, but don’t be fooled. They have a real knowledge of pain in life. They know how it feels to struggle with your own self-worth. They know what it feels like to feel overwhelmed with other's expectations. By themselves, they have a strong sense of discipline and responsibility. They can have very conservative beliefs, which you wouldn't expect from how they act. They try to obscure the heavier part of their personality, but by doing so, they worsen their feelings of inadequacy and struggle with realistic limitations.
  • Pisces: Aware, independent, and innovative. Most people view Pisces as dreamy and lost in their own world, yet Pisces has a keen intuition that enables them to read between the lines where others cannot. Though Pisces can be like a sponge, absorbing the information and emotions from others, they’re more detached and less influenced than they seem. They have an independence and a rebelliousness to them that others don’t expect. This sign is more objective, more logical than their starry-eyed appearance may suggest. Through concealing this more reasonable part of themselves, they struggle to appear as they genuinely are, isolating themselves from friends and companions.
  • *Check both your sun sign and your rising sign*
Reading A Candle

Watch your candles closely and learn to read them to help you with your practice.

The Flame

A strong flame: It means that your energies are raised. There is a lot of power behind your spell and little to no resistance. Indicates that all your power and energy is focused on your manifestation. This is a good sign. If a candle shaped into a figure is used and has a strong flame it means that whoever it represents is either angry, winning, or using authority over another. When their are two figures the candle with the higher flame has authority over the other person.   

A weak flame: Indicates that the magick you cast is facing a heavy opposition and is a sign that you may need to recast your spell in order to overcome the opposing force. On a figure candle this may indicate that the representative may be loosing a battle or an argument. 

A jumping flame: This indicates strong emotions. There may also be some sort of resistance against you. Maybe close your circle and bring your mind back to focus before continuing. It may also mean an explosion of energy. When two figure candles are being used it often means that an energetic or a heated argument is taking place between them.  

A noisy candle: Indicates a conversation. It may may that a spirit is trying to send you a message or get in contact with you. The louder the noises get the more urgent communication must be. 

The flame catches something on fire: Someone one may be using malicious magick against you.  

A clean even burning candle: Means your spell and manifestations are likely to come true.

Fast Burn: The results of your spell will happen quickly.

Flickering Flame: If there is no breeze then it means a spirit is near by. If it is a devotional flame it means you were able to get in contact with your deity.

Cannot blow the flame out: A spirit may not be finished its conversation with you or you did not complete a spell. The spirit needs to complete its work, something may be may in the works that you do not want to interrupt. 

A flame goes out while burning: This means the spirits cannot help you and the answer you seek is already determined.  

The Smoke

Black smoke/soot: Your energy and magick is being blocked. Negative energy is being sent your way, whether as a curse or hex. You may soon be faced with tough challenges and a hard road ahead of you. 

Smoke wafts towards you: It means your call will likely be answered or your spell has been cast successfully. You will get results quickly.

Smoke wafts away from you: You must work harder in order for your calls to be answered.

Watch the direction the smoke wafts: East - Something powerful is assisting you, North - You are ready to begin your ritual and get results, South - The spell will be successful, West - A powerful interference from an outside force.

Smoking Candle: Negative energy is being burned away.

The Wax

When a candle leaves wax residue: Your spell may need to be repeated.

Look for symbols in the candle wax, like reading tea leaves.


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May the Moon light you path!

☾ Moonlight Academy ☽ 

The zodiac signs and their own world

Aries: Their world is fascinating, is full of powerful thoughts and unbelievable inventions, there they can live as they want to, in the center of attention in their favourite stories

Taurus: Their world is full of love and kindness, there they can live beside their loved ones and they can have a happy life where they can express themselves without fearing about it

Gemini: Their world can make them travel in time, their universe is not defined but there they can live with persons they’ve lost or fly above buildings with wings of an angel

Cancer: Their world is powerful and full of understanding thoughts, there they can fight and they can be strong for their loved ones, their world is one of a super hero

Leo: Their world is painted in gold and it is so beautiful that nobody can imagine about it. They live there so that they will learn more about themselves, they want to be one with their heart

Virgo: Their world is like coffee: it brings u energy, it has flavour , it’s hot but at the same time full of mysteries and dark, there they can be detectives and they can find the truth behind others

Libra: Their world is a piece of art, full of peace and unbelievable things, there they can save everyone and they can be as bright as they want , as beautiful as they can and they can fly as high as they want

Scorpio: Their world is full of love and childish wishes, there they can run as fast as they want and they can understand the depths of their hearts, they live there at night and they dream about that world at day

Sagittarius: Their world is full of beautiful places where they dream to be and full of friends they want to have, their world is like a party outdoors ~full of people and ADVENTURES~

Capricorn: Their world is a dream about love, there they can live without worries with their loved ones, their world is so exotic and special that nobody knows about their peaceful side

Aquarius: Their world is the future, there they can fly above all and they can speak up their mind and they can tell everyone the “truth”, there they can find themselves and they can understand what’s going on

Pisces: Their world is like a photograph, beautiful but too far so that a human can reach, their dreamy world is so mysterious and so strange that no one can understand

how to write like cassandra clare 101

Jace looked handsome as ever; his slender muscular body stood tall and rigid, impossibly strong and ablaze with power even after hours of fighting. The gold in his eyes was fogged over with a layer of concern, the sharp intelligence behind them ever so slightly touched by emotion. He looked like a statue carved by the gods, all gold and power and perfection. The tall gay was next to him. 

Black Canary Appreciation Post since y’all love to sleep on my girl so much
  •   Her Canary Cry is strong af. My girl can break things, shatter metal, kill aliens, rip almost anyone’s head off with it. 
  • “She possesses a incredible degree of control over her vocal cords. This enables her to mimic sounds and generate any sound she desires.“


  • "Canary Cry has been able to reach 300 decibels,which is enough to make a person’s ears start bleeding even if they’re not the target.


  • MARTIAL ARTS. She is one of the most skilled martial artists in DC. She is an expert at hand-to-hand combat. 
  • She is a very important member of Justice League. Even led it. 
  • In Young Justice, Black Canary provides counseling to the team after tragedies.
  • She offered training to the girls she (they) has rescued.
  • here she is, holding her own against some Amazons. (AMAZONS, PEOPLE.) 


  • And here she is kicking some *** because why not? 
  • She doesn’t take shit from anyone. And i mean ANYONE.
  • Remember when Superman&Batman&Wonder Woman had secret meetings and tried to lead the league behind her back? NAH-UH.
  • WHAT DID SHE DO? THAT.
  • “In our line of work, asking a favor means asking someone to put their life on the line. Dinah Lance, The Black Canary, doesn’t even hesitate one moment.”
  • “Why should i fear you?” 

“Because i fight like a girl.”


To summarize, Dinah Lance is a very powerful, strong, caring, kind, badass, amazing, talented, smart woman who deserves to be loved and appreciated way more. 

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twelve days of twelve – day seven: favourite scene
I don’t understand? Are you kidding? Me? Of course I understand. I mean, do you call this a war? This funny little thing? This is not a war! I fought in a bigger war than you will ever know. I did worse things than you could ever imagine. And when I close my eyes I hear more screams than anyone could ever be able to count!

7 simple water spells that use 2 ingredients or fewer

Not everyone has the time or money for a busy, involved spell. It takes practice, a quiet place to sit down, and often a lot of meditation or introspection before you can create a really POWERFUL spell. However, sometimes what you need isn’t power, but speed - these spells answer just that need combining water and no more than TWO other ingredients to create useful, flexible spells. They’re not the most powerful bits of magick you can perform, but they work fast, they don’t need a protective circle to cast them, and they can be re-performed easily and with almost no ingredient costs! 


  1. Fill a glass with water, and invoke the healing elements of Water and Earth. Pour healing energies into the water, and add a sprinkle of salt to cleanse out impure energy. Drink this water in one go for a fast and easy noticeable healing spell. Please note, however, that it is not a super-powerful spell! If you really need healing, perform a proper, strong spell after going to a doctor

  2. Dip your finger into a glass of saturated salty water, and use the water to draw a pentacle upon your table or altar. When the water evaporates it will leave the salt behind, creating a perfect salt pentacle perfect for keeping your altar free of harmful energies. This also means that it can be washed off in seconds with a damp paper towel or wash-cloth, making it easy to clean up and easy to dispose of in an instant if you are a secret or hidden Witch in an unfriendly environment.

  3. Mix sugar and a spice, such as vanilla* or cinnamon, into water and bless it under moonlight. Dedicate it to the moon and to the cycles of nature. Then, before the sun rises, pour the water out over any plants in your garden that need a little extra help staying healthy and strong. 

    *Please only use vanilla extract, vanilla paste, or vanilla bean for this! Vanilla essence is NOT real vanilla, and has never seen the inside of any herbs at all. Vanilla essence is a chemical called vanillin, which was created synthetically in a factory - it is NOT a real herb!

  4. Add rosemary and sage to a jug of cool water, and leave it to sit in the fridge for three days. Take the jug out and dip a paintbrush into this water, and then paint the potion upon the top of any doors in your house that face the outside. This will prevent negative spirits from entering your dwelling, and will help prevent you bringing stress in from the outside world with you too!

  5. Add together 3 parts dried rosemary (or 5 parts fresh), 6 parts water (8 if using fresh herb) and 2 parts salt, boil together in a pan for at least 10 minutes, then leave this to sit in a cool place away from as much sunlight as possible. Leave this potion to sit and infuse for at least 2 weeks, and then during your showers measure out about a quarter-cup (~60ml) of the potion. Apply this to your scalp and hair, massaging vigorously, and then after at least 1 minute of leaving it in wash it out with shampoo and water. This potion is extremely nourishing for the hair, and will help your hair stay stronger for longer. Soak your hands and feet in it for 10 minutes twice-daily as a nail strengthener, too! Keep refrigerated when not in use!

  6. Under a full moon, step out into nature and bless a bucket of water. Add a handful of salt, and command the salt to dispel all impurities and harmful energies in the water, and then use whatever incantation or wording you choose to tell the water that anything washed within it will be cleansed of foul energies and made new again. Then use the water to wash down any items in your house that might have negative energies attached; for example a necklace that was given to you by an abusive ex; a favourite toy from your childhood before you moved away and couldn’t play with it anymore; or perhaps a ritual tool that has not been cleansed in a long time and has energies built up inside it. This water will remove all the bad energies, and leave the good ones, allowing you to make the object’s energy “new” again and remove bad associations. 

  7. Fill a glass of water and dip your thumb into it, before pushing your Will into the water to infuse it with creativity, confidence, and innovation. Drink this water, or give it to someone you think needs it, and for a little while it will infuse them all the tools they need to be strong, confident, assertive and make their points well. Drink it before anything that requires these skills, such as a job interview, a presentation for school, or before asking your crush out on a date. It will fill you with confidence and help you get the job done right!


I hope this helps a lot of Witches who might be busy or secret or poor or forgetful, or maybe all of them together! Good luck my wonderful Witches, and may the Goddess bless you all!

– Juniper Wildwalk

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Strap in nerds because have i got a long post ahead for you

So me and @sassycsap​ (bless her soul. she’s like my first friend here) talked about the nyoom nyoom post with how Rich would totally cart Jake around in a wheel chair like madmen on a chariot race because Rich is a Fast Boy™ and somehow we accidentally gave birth to this beautiful thing called the *drum rooooolll*

BMC Incredibles AU

So here’s each of the Characters

  • Rich is Dash (super speed) u can’t argue with me. have u seen the nyoom nyoom post
  • Jake is violet (invisibility and force fields)
  • Michael is Frozone ya’ll (Ice powers)
  • Jeremy is Bob (Super strength)
  • Christine is Helen (Elastic Body) (because we’ve all universally accepted that she’s the Mom of the Gang)
  • Jenna is Jack-Jack (this guy has a lot of powers that I’m too lazy to type in)
  • Chloe is Edna (She makes the costumes!!!!)
  • Brooke is Mirage (That really pretty girl who’s a spy)(don’t worry, we we’re made her good)
  • Squip is Syndrome (Bad Guy™)

=(The HCs are under the Cut so I’ll spare u the mess)=

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on loving the human

i. they will not appreciate all your gifts, will akin them to a cat bringing dead mice to their feet. this is fine. everything else you give, they will find gorgeous. if you are vain enough, give them something of yours to wear. if you are rash enough, give them something of yours to wear. they will find it beautiful and every Other will know you’ve claimed that one. be sure no one else, such as Not-Cat or even the crows, have done the same yet. a human, no matter their talents, would be worth such a war. you must remember this, if you see them keeping feathers-blacker-than-night in their hair/pockets/pouches. you might be able to fool them from another Fair, but, if the birds have gotten to them, there is no return. best to pick another that can catch your attention. any of them would start pleased with that.

ii. to appear human while first wooing them is best. you will need two ears, two eyes, a nose with (only!) two nostrils, 32 teeth, 206 bones, and about 640 muscles that do not slide or slip or slush. both halves of your (singular) face must react together, but not mechanically, robotically, stiffly, or in any manner similar to plastic or silicon. one side of your mouth must not be higher or lower than the other unless it is a facial expression, of a half-smile or frown. your eyes must not be too close together, or too far apart, your ears must be even, the spacing of your nose-to-eyes-to-ears-to-forehead must all be within a certain ratio. if you must, watch a good artist space faces to see the estimate. but you must not be too perfect, either: your teeth not too straight or too white, your nails not too clean or pristinely cut or without variation, your skin not too blemish-free. you need some faults in order to appear human. you must maintain solid form at all times. still, it’s likely they’ll know, regardless. at least, they’ll probably appreciate the effort. (remember, being seen without protection is even more telling. keep sugar and pewter/tin/aluminum with you at all times; these will look enough like salt and iron. it is also advisable you carry ‘offerings,’ even if you never leave them anywhere. creamer cups are most popular.)

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Hubble Sees A Smiling Lens: In the center of this image, taken with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, is the galaxy cluster SDSS J1038+4849 and it seems to be smiling.

You can make out its two orange eyes and white button nose. In the case of this happy face, the two eyes are very bright galaxies and the misleading smile lines are actually arcs caused by an effect known as strong gravitational lensing.

Galaxy clusters are the most massive structures in the Universe and exert such a powerful gravitational pull that they warp the spacetime around them and act as cosmic lenses which can magnify, distort and bend the light behind them. This phenomenon, crucial to many of Hubbles discoveries, can be explained by Einsteins theory of general relativity.

In this special case of gravitational lensing, a ring known as an Einstein Ring is produced from this bending of light, a consequence of the exact and symmetrical alignment of the source, lens and observer and resulting in the ring-like structure we see here.

Hubble has provided astronomers with the tools to probe these massive galaxies and model their lensing effects, allowing us to peer further into the early Universe than ever before. This object was studied by Hubbles Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 as part of a survey of strong lenses.

A version of this image was entered into the Hubbles Hidden Treasures image processing competition by contestant Judy Schmidt.

Image Credit: NASA/ESA
Caption: ESA

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Pluto in the houses

Pluto is the planet of transformation and rebirth. The house Pluto is in shows where you search for truth, deeper meaning, control/power, and change. It is also associated with fear, paranoia, intensity, and fear of loss.

Pluto in 1st: You come off as intense, private, and intimidating. You come off strongly and give a strong impression. You are suspicious and wary of others, and you are careful in who you interact with. You fear being rejected or overpowered by others.

Pluto in 2nd: You are resourceful and have a drive for your security and wealth. You want full control over your possessions and value money and resources. You have a hard time letting go of possessions. You are strategic and enjoy your values. You may transform or have a lot of changes due to finances.

Pluto in 3rd: You challenge authority and power and like to be in control. You have a sharp tongue and may use it as a weapon during arguments. You are extremely curious and like to dig deep. You have the ability to dig deep into people’s thoughts or conversations and uncover secrets and information.

Pluto in 4th: You are self protective and secretive. You may experience highs and lows about your feelings or thoughts towards your home life. You may have had power struggles between you and your parents or felt controlled at home. You have transformations and regeneration of the self.

Pluto in 5th: You express yourself dramatically and intensely. You tend to have extremes in your love life, being fully in love or not at all. Your relationships or view of love is all or nothing. You have powerful impulses of creativity and passion. You take your hobbies and creations very seriously.

Pluto in 6th: You give your all towards your work. You are good at analyzing and want answers to everything. You fear criticism of your work. You like to be in control of your work or work environment. You transform through your health and are constantly trying to improve yourself. You think about your health a lot.

Pluto in 7th: Your relationship or partner may be intense and have power struggles with them. You fear but desire close relationships with others. You may find yourself drawn to partners who are jealous, passionate, or powerful. You may be untrusting of your partner or relationships as well.

Pluto in 8th: You have a hard time letting go, especially with close relationships. Your feelings are unconscious and may express them through bursts rather than consistently. You are naturally drawn to taboo or deep/dark subjects. You like to see what motivates or drives others. You have healing powers for others, but also for yourself.

Pluto in 9th: You have a strong need and drive for learning. You are attached to your religion, beliefs, and opinions. You are persuasive and opinionated, and you back your arguments up as much as you can. You have a desire to travel, and experience life changing experiences through travel. You may be drawn to teaching.

Pluto in 10th: You have a strong, intriguing public image. You are ambitious and desire control and power in your profession. You have good goals and focus on those goals. Your career may include research, transformation, psychology, chemistry, or repair. You are untrusting and competitive.

Pluto in 11th: You take your friendships, groups, and interactions very seriously. You are aware of the power dynamic of groups and like to observe them. You are untrusting to those you have just met. You have strong thoughts about your hopes and wishes and can be intense about them. You want to change groups and the dynamic of them.

Pluto in 12th: You have an intense and powerful inner self and have complex emotions. You repress your emotions and inner thoughts. You like to find your solutions behind the scenes, you find solutions and change on your own. You are compassionate about the powerless in society and want to help them.

Day One Hundred and Twenty-Two

-I approached the non-automated side doors to enter for my shift, only to find them open of their own accord when I drew near. Clearly, my overwhelming suave and powerful aura has a lot of pull here. Onlookers may believe this to have been the result of the strong winds, but I am confident that it was my aura.

-There will never be someone I respect more than a shopper in pajamas on a Tuesday afternoon.

-A couple in their seventies came through. As the man finished paying, the woman swooped in behind him with a fifty-dollar Bass Pro Shop gift card and a crisp Ulysses wrapped around it surreptitiously. The man, utterly caught off guard, questioned her about this, only to be told that she had found the fifty in her pocket and decided to surprise him. This is one of the sweetest moments to take place in front of this red counter I call home, and I am certain this has been a preview of the life and love I have before me.

-I looked out the front windows and noted a gaggle of middle schoolers gathered around the storefront, staging a large-scale photoshoot and taking turns acting as photographer. I respect their taste in both pastimes and backdrops.

-Once again, a distraught mother’s day has been saved by me sticking my tongue out at her child. I am beginning to consider offering this service at a charge; however, I cannot imagine the day where a giggling toddler with their tongue hanging out would not be payment enough.

Sugilite: What was Sapphire’s deal?

For a long time since the reveal of Ruby and Sapphire, I’ve been seeing posts that (jokingly or not) suggest that Sugilite’s behavior, as a Fusion of Ruby, Sapphire, and Amethyst, was the result of the rambunctious Ruby and Amethyst dragging Sapphire along for the ride.

I kinda get why people say that, because obviously both Amethyst and Ruby are prone to anger and sometimes lack filters and coping mechanisms. Meanwhile, Sapphire seems so calm and in control. Surely Sugilite was mostly Amethyst and Ruby getting carried away.

But y’all have seen “Keystone Motel.”

“This will pass. She’ll eventually just burn herself out.”

Sapphire, when she’s upset, pretends to be above it all, ignores others’ emotions while denying the effects of her own, and even resorts to shaming those she loves when she’s not happy with their behavior. 

She can be callous. Cold. 

Sapphire is just as responsible for everything that went on with Sugilite as Ruby and Amethyst were. 

Now here’s the thing. Fusions can feel like they’re one being–especially when they get used to being fused–and though they’re “a conversation” and “a relationship,” they’re also capable of functioning like a single consciousness despite that they technically can never quite be “individuals.” So I do hesitate to pick apart “what comes from which Gem” when examining Fusions’ behavior. However, much like you can analyze the traits of a child and surmise which parent they “get it from,” you can sort of do that with Fusions. But there’s another element you have to keep in mind when you do this.

A manifestation of the fusers’ influence on each other.

Guide to the Crystal Gems is the source of this tidbit–a canon source authored by Rebecca Sugar. You don’t really see the “influence” aspect discussed explicitly in the show, but this implies that Fusions aren’t just what their components are, but what they inspire in each other. What they think of each other, what they expect from each other, what they want to be together. What they bring out in each other, regardless of whether that element is usually part of the individuals.

Look at Smoky Quartz. Before they appeared, Steven and Amethyst had just had an arc with a competitive and self-deprecating tone which led directly to forming Smoky for the first time. They literally fought each other over who was the worst, had a discussion of not living up to what they were supposed to be, and aired their grievances over the proper path to improvement.

“Us worst Gems stick together, right?” “That’s why we’re the best.”

Amethyst and Steven literally formed their collective identity based on their low self-esteem and feelings of inadequacy. They play it like a big joke, of course, cracking puns and offering distractions, but when Sardonyx presses them during their second appearance in “Know Your Fusion,” Smoky heaps on the self-abuse.

“I guess zero plus zero equals zero. They say two wrongs don’t make a right–I guess I’m living proof that that’s true! I’m just one big super-wrong good-for-nothing dud with a yo-yo!”

Delivered with a smile. 

Supposedly it’s a common trait of youngest children to be the comedian of the family–if you’ve spent your whole life feeling like those who came before you have won all the awards, done it all before you, and met stratospheric goals before you even found your feet, you might feel like there’s no point in performing well, so you joke about it and poke fun at everything, including yourself. Amethyst and Steven have both spent a lot of their lives feeling like the youngest child who’s a bit of a screw-up with whom everyone must be patient. Smoky doubles that feeling, and when they start to feel inadequate, out come the self-deprecating jokes.

Sugilite is more complicated because she’s a three-Gem Fusion, but I’d like to first refer to my “How Fusion Relationships Work” post and assert that Sugilite is far more a relationship of Amethyst and Garnet than she is a relationship of Amethyst, Ruby, and Sapphire. If Sugilite were to internally argue with herself the way Alexandrite did in “Fusion Cuisine,” you’d probably hear Amethyst’s and Garnet’s voices, not Ruby’s or Sapphire’s. I could be wrong, but I think Sugilite is better understood as Garnet and Amethyst’s Fusion. Therefore, to find out what comes from Sapphire and what comes from Ruby in Sugilite, it makes more sense to pick apart where their traits feed into Garnet first.

Sardonyx and Sugilite are both Garnet Fusions. And Sardonyx and Sugilite have both shown an incredible capacity for showing off for Steven. We know Pearl loves to perform, but Sardonyx seeks to impress through grace and precision, while Sugilite is about power. That is likely a strong Amethyst trait–she REALLY wants to be strong, and she thinks Garnet is this incredible pillar of strength. Amethyst’s beliefs about Garnet and desire to be strong would feed into making Sugilite the powerhouse she is.

And Amethyst also has abandonment issues.

“What about ME, huh? I had someone who was always there for ME until she started hanging out with YOU!”

What was Sugilite’s apparent main complaint?

“You left me behind!”

She was left alone with no one to perform for, no one to encourage her or make her feel cool for being strong enough to take out all those pillars.

This seems like an awful lot of Amethyst, but what about Garnet?

“We don’t need to be careful. We just need to be huge.”

Get the job done, Garnet. Who cares about Pearl’s feelings? Who cares if there might be some speed bumps? It’ll turn out with the result we need, and that’s all that really matters.

Well, that’s some Sapphire there.

That’s probably exacerbated further when all the frustration and feeling of being left out was amplified by Amethyst’s perspective, and it’s all directed at Pearl. What might Sugilite be thinking about Pearl? “She’s to blame! She took Steven away and abandoned me! She called me ‘too much’ because she’s just too little! And now she wants me to unfuse just when I’m enjoying myself! She’s probably just jealous Garnet didn’t pick her instead!”

There’s a ton of feeling in there and not a whole lot of thinking. And feeling is something Ruby does extremely well. Meaning she does a lot of it, and she doesn’t think about the past or the future. Now is all she can think about, and her incredibly important, long history with Pearl and any future consequences are beside the point in the face of all that emotion. Sugilite feels hurt and angry and vengeful now. And she has a ton of power that this little Gem Pearl wants to take from her. She won’t let it happen.

But here’s something complicated. Ruby is emotional, but she isn’t selfish. She’s almost entirely selfless. I mean that literally, too–at the beginning of her life with Sapphire, she expressed that it didn’t matter if she was broken because there are tons of her. Even more recently in her life, in “Jailbreak,” she cared about what happened to Sapphire but had no thoughts for herself.

“Did they hurt you?” “WHO CARES??”

And if you listen to her rant about Blue Diamond in “Gem Heist,” Ruby still offers an onslaught of anger that has almost nothing to do with slights against her.

“She’s a shatterer! She yelled at Sapphire, she hates fusion and love!”

Hear that? Blue Diamond had specifically threatened to shatter Ruby, but she doesn’t say “she threatened to shatter me.” She just uses general terms about her being “a shatterer” before launching right into how Blue Diamond mistreated Sapphire and hates their union. And, going back to “Keystone Motel,” it’s more of the same from Ruby: she’s angry not because Pearl personally hurt her, but because Pearl disrespected fusion. Disrespected Garnet.

“It’s FUSION, Sapphire! What’s more personal to us than fusion?”

She’s so, so angry, but it’s on behalf of their relationship, not on her own behalf. She’s not mad at Sapphire for wronging her. She’s mad at Sapphire because this is about fusion. Without fusion, Ruby doesn’t even think of herself as worth something to be mad about. But the fusion she’s contributing to? Wow, nobody better EVER say anything against THAT, or insult it for ANY reason!

So, no doubt this is magnified in Sugilite.

“I AM myself, and I’m SICK of being split up!”

Amethyst’s respect for power, Ruby’s respect for fusion partnerships, and Sapphire’s respect for outcome over process all contribute to Sugilite’s motives. But Amethyst’s sullenness over abandonment, Ruby’s single-minded emotion, and Sapphire’s callousness make those motives manifest in a destructive way.

When Garnet is just Garnet, she has effective coping mechanisms most of the time, at least when it comes to losing control. But Ruby’s EXPLOSIVE emotion is very present in Garnet–we repeatedly see her punch first and ask questions later, or break things just because she’s pissed off. Sapphire’s soft-spokenness and withdrawal from full engagement are also very present in Garnet, and we see her withholding emotion or letting her overconfidence make her stubborn. But she’s balanced, and she carries leadership without cracking, and she rarely makes her problems into other people’s problems.

But when Garnet is part of Sugilite, emotion is streaming in from Amethyst AND Ruby, and neither of those Gems likes to think outside the present. If you said Sapphire’s future vision and composure is “drowned out” by such passionate energy, you wouldn’t be far off, but I think it’s more nuanced than that: Sapphire’s traits manifest differently. Amethyst respects the heck out of Garnet, and Ruby feels like Sapphire matters far more than she does. Sapphire holds a good deal of the self-respect in Sugilite–the part of her that thinks she deserves attention, dignity, and honor. There’s still some aristocrat in her. In Sugilite, that respect is up against an overwhelming amount of self-directed belittling and inadequacy. So you get someone who knows she should be respected but feels that she doesn’t deserve it.

Ruby and Amethyst may be the source of Sugilite’s fury and pain, but without Sapphire’s cold indifference, she wouldn’t have ever posed such a threat. Some of the most brutal aspects of Sugilite may have their roots in Sapphire.

Quick Aelin sketch I’m gonna be building up in the coming weeks :) 

Someone called me a nerd the other day because I draw ‘women with pointy ears’ - it was, of course, all in jest. But it made me think about all the times I have been called a nerd and it was meant as an insult. Am I supposed to be insulted that I admire strong, powerful women? Fictional or non? And not to mention the author behind these incredible characters. So call me whatever names you want but I will compile them together and make a dam crown out of them and wear it with pride because I am the queen of nerds. 

Anyway… update on this soon! 

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☀️The sun☀️

☀️ - represents the basic self, who you are in general 

☀️ - the ego and the core of people


How the sun affects each house

☀️ - wherever the sun is placed it indicates where the need to distinguish yourself lies, where you feel the need to stand out and shine just as the sun does! 🌅

☀️ - it also shows where you might need to expand and develop and where you may encounter obstacles 

*the house that leo rules in your chart has a connection with the house your sun is placed in! 🏘 

☀️ Sun in the houses 🏡

1st - the house of self

- people usually remember you. very outgoing and warm.🙋🏻

- you are very self aware and this can make you either very confident or insecure depending on how you react to other people’s opinions of you

- you have a strong and magnetic personality 💃🏾

- likes being the leader because you love being in charge and being recognized for your accomplishments

- you usually have a clear idea in your head of what you want to achieve in life and you are very determined to get what you want

- may be selfish if you forget to share the attention with other people

2nd - the house of possessions

- security is really important to you

- great willpower! can come off as stubborn because you expect other people to live according to your own ethics and views.

- thinks money is important and can be very good with handling money issues if you learn to save and not buy things that boost your self-worth💸

- wants to buy perfect gifts to loved ones that reflect their own taste🎁

- a need to protect the things and people that matter the most to you which can make you a bit possessive 

- may buy things that look good instead of them being practical and useful. designer brands can boost your self confidence 🛍

- very helpful towards people you hold dear 😇

3rd - the house of communication

- needs excitement in life, you can become bored very easily if there’s nothing new for you to learn or experience

- loves learning new things which makes the learning process much easier for you, you may have had it very easy and a fun experience in school and been very good at learning new languages, public speaking or writing 📝

- very youthful because you are very energetic and curious about things in life!👶

- the quest for knowledge is what drives you and you love traveling, meeting new people and learning about different cultures. very open-minded!

- may have a big and wide social-circle. if they have siblings usually very close with them. 👬

- can come off as a know-it-all at times because you take great pride in your intellect 🤔

- very capable at motivating other people and can be a very successful leader 👩🏽‍💼

4th - the house of home and family

- puts energy in your family and bettering yourself

- you hate chaos and rather have a calm and comfortable environment around you. 

- at home you want to feel cozy, it doesn’t take much to fulfill your basic needs in life and likes to be creative and expressive in your home environment ☺️

- as you mature in life you will be calm, practical and able to seeing the big picture of things

- has a need of control and can become upset or defensive when people offer their own opinions on a matter. you always think you know what is best for people and that may come off as being stubborn and controlling.

- usually works hard early in life to secure a stable future for yourself and people you love 

- that one person that is best friends with their mum or dad and always does things with their family 👩‍👩‍👦‍👦

- can be a very good cook or loves cooking 🍽

5th - the house of pleasure

- very creative and self-expressive. 🎨 may be very interested in competitive sports, theater other hobbies and arts that attract many people

- wants to show off how unique and special they are (maybe with the help of their artistic talents) and can be very egotistic 💁🏼

- enjoys being in the spotlight, being social and loves parties. you really just want to enjoy life and can defiantly be “the life of the party”💃🏼

- can have issues with setting aside time for responsibilities and can also be very impulsive. 

- as long as you get to express yourself and keep your motivation in life you will feel fulfilled 

- you are a natural leader and know how to take charge. remember to not let your ego get in the way!  

- loves romance and are very romantic. an active romantic life is important to you. ❣️

6th - the house of health

- likes being busy, works very hard and can become a workaholic. usually follows some sort of schedule. 📅

- have very high standards of themselves, may be a perfectionist, and can have a hard time receiving criticism. remember to not be so hard on yourself!

- you don’t shy away from a challenge and love overcoming obstacles 💪🏼

- the best person to have in a crisis because you are very logical and expect the unexpected 

- may have to focus on taking time aside for yourself! try finding somewhere where you can be creative and expressive! 

- you can be obsessed with geting praise from other people and you may need to learn to appreciate the effort you put in to things instead of the results you get 🎖

- loves animals and being to service to other people 🐕

7th - the house of partnerships

- may be very dependent on other people and has a great need to be in relationships. it’s important to not use other people to make your life enjoyable, try to embrace being alone and choosing to be so! instead of thinking of what makes other people happy focus on what makes you happy!👩‍❤️‍💋‍👩

- don’t like being alone and is usually very charming and tries to please other people. 

- you feel a great need to things to be fair and equal and therefore you know how to compromise and restore peace. usually the mediator of friends, doesn’t like to see anyone fighting and is very helpful. 

- you thrive of peace and harmony, you hate chaos and can be scared of change and new things in life⚖️

- can be a bit shy because you would rather hang out with people you already know instead of meeting new people and risking geting rejected. other people’s approval of you is very important to you.

- your self-worth is usually in the hands of people around you and has a need to just have someone close to them 👬

8th - the house of transformations

- life is taken very seriously and intense

- you can be determined to become very wealthy in life💵

- usually that person that feels things on a deeper level, basically deep af but doesn’t show their emotions to other people. 🤐

- very aware of things and observant. you don’t like superficial things and would rather get to the bottom and core of things and people. 🕵🏽

- likes to try new things, not afraid of unconventional things. can be very spiritual because real life bore you and you have a constant need to transform and improve in life.🔮

- you are not the person to open up first in a relationship. you are very protective of your own feelings because you don’t want to be rejected. it’s important that you try to open up to people in order to grow as a person. 🔐

9th - house of philosophy

- you love to learn and teach other people. very accepting of things you know little about. 👨🏻‍🎓

- you want humanity to live together in peace and have a very optimistic outlook on life and humanity 🌏

- wants to make the world a better place and this want of yours is very infectious to other people and you love connecting with other people

- spiritual and loves to travel. personal and spiritual enlightenment is very important to you. ☯️

- can be a bit naive because you usually focus on the positive sides of people and things. 

- your own ideals can make you narrow-minded and get in the way of how you perceive reality

10th - the house of social status

- very ambitious about their own goals in life and usually wants to be the boss of things and is very good at controlling things📋

- can be a bit selfish when achieving their own goals

- self worth is all about possessions and your social status. you want to have power and feel respected. your image is very important to you and so is the image of people around you.👩🏿‍💼

- very authoritative and aren’t good at taking orders from people, therefore you usually want to work your way up in any career as fast as possible📈

- you don’t like settling for less and have very big and maybe unattainable goals in life but you are a hard worker and believe in yourself and therefore you are able to set these high goals for yourself

11th - the house of friendships

- friends are really important to you and they are usually like family to you! you are the kind of person that would never choose their partner over their friends 👫

- your friend circle is usually very long lasting and comes from all parts of life. you may have some unusual people as close friends or someone that maybe on the outside doesn’t match you. you are very attracted to people that are different. 👩🏽‍🎤

- a great team player and very good at networking. you’re very tolerant of people and don’t like to look down on them. you have this idea that you can save the world which explains your big ego. you are the kind of person that doesn’t like to or participate in mean gossip

- you have a trouble opening up to others and showing your true self. you enjoy being a part of something outside of yourself and helping others. 

- your open mindset can make you come off as quirky because you have a different way of seeing things and describing things. people may misstake your weird descriptions of things as being less intelligent. 

- very goal oriented and has a tendency to over schedule things because you want to do everything

12th - the house of the subconscious

- you are very strong behind the scenes. you can feel very awkward in social situations with strangers and be a total different person with your close friends (especially if you have your sun sign in an air or fire sign!) 🔥💨

- you have a very powerful inner strength and can go through a very big personal growth in life. 💪🏻

- a private person who needs and enjoy a lot of alone time. usually feels as few people really understands you.

- very imaginative and daydreams a lot which can make you get behind of chores and responsibilities💭

- there can be a big hinder in achieving your own goals and dreams because you feel as if you don’t deserve them! (well you do!!!😘) you deserve as much happiness as all the other people you help! 

- compassionate and caring towards other people (even strangers!) and get satisfaction of being selfless🤝

So let’s talk about Sasha’s climactic scene

And why the Attack on Titan anime adaptation once again proves itself to be incredible. 

Sasha reading her bow and telling the kid to keep going is an amazing moment in the manga already–Isa deserves all the credit here. In the og flashback, Sasha refuses to abandon her principles just because outsiders are in trouble, she refuses to help them; a perhaps egocentric, but also human point of view-we tend to prioritize us and those closest to us over strangers. Then, in the current time, Sasha tells the kid to run bc she’ll certainly find kind and helpful people ahead; and stays herself behind to fight; she fights knowing that proper victory cannot be achieved, to save a random stranger; a kid, further emphasising that Sasha herself has grown into a great person and abandoned that egocentric child she once was.

It’s great stuff, but the animated execution of it made me realize just how good it actually is.

In the yumikuri flashback the S1 version of counterattack mankind starts…its positive a track expressing a sense of optimism and peace, it suits the “ordinary moments” she thinks about. Then, we cut back to present time. A newer arrangement of the track, led by faint strings with hints of an organ in the background–there’s a distant but growing intensity in there. 

As Sasha talks to the kid, most of it is shot from the kid’s perspective, so we get to look up to Sasha–she’s seen as the grown up here, perfectly fitting the above characterization. In the meantime, the music grows ever stronger-the organ is very present, and drums are added too. The buildup to the sequence is thus heavily emphasized. Also, listen carefully to Kobayshi Yuu (who’s performance here I loved). There’s definitely exasperation in her voice–they’ve been running for some time and are chased by a titan, not to mention that she’s afraid. Yet, you can still find a lot of tenderness in there–the kid is supposed to feel safe and secure, despite everything going on, and it just makes you love Sasha even more.

Let’s get to the real meat

I LOOOOVE this scene. Sasha spinning on her feet to stop and get into position looks really cool…but its’ the following take that I adore the most

The spin kills her entire momentum…she stands still and ready, and the camera lingers on her. But the kid didn’t do any spin, kid’s still going, not slowing down. Sasha however wants kid to keep going, seems to use her spin as a way to propel kid forward. And the moment her arm is separated from kid, the camera moves on as well–doing so, Sasha’s staying-behind-to-fight is visually translated and further emphasized without the viewer consciously realizing it. I have a hard time describing it, but there’s an incredibly powerful sense of organic dynamism in there that just sells the scene. It’s excellent visual storytelling, not only of the situation, but also of Sasha’s character–she’s strong and altruistic now, and she’ll fight against all odds to save the kid in need. Yuu’s performance here is perfect as well–there’s now definitive desperation to be heard, alongside remaining hints of kindness but also a certain intensity. Sasha is afraid–she has no equipment to protect herself, she has no weapons to eliminate the threat, but in spite of that, she still sends the kid away, she still stays behind, she still stands in the way of the titan. 

And THAT shows just how brave she is–Sasha overcomes her weaknesses, she fights against all odds, she dedicates her heart–and that is what the anime manages to portray so masterfully here.

And of course, that is what the best shot of the episode does.

We get an incredibly gorgeous wide shot…starting off once again from below, keeping both the titan and Sasha in frame, reminding us of the threat ahead of her, but in one amazing panning zoom, we fly all the way to a closeup filled with nothing but fierceness. The visual alone is amazing in its own regard, but the sound is what truly rounds it up. Counterattack Mankind A reaches its climax, going all out on instruments, cue-ing the all-so-familiar melody in an immensely epic arrangement worthy of the scene it accompanies. Kobayashi Yuu 100% sells it too–her first “now-go” is still a bit feeble and unsure as mentioned above, the 2nd “run” already stronger but there are still hints of fear….and then, with the musical cue behind, after getting a full frontal close-up–the all out “get runnin’!”, filled with nothing but raw energy and determination–Sasha’s abandoned all fear and is in all out character-climax-badass mode. Her shout echoes through the woods, the kid is literally hit by a shockwave and finally starts running (sidenote–her eyes were dark and lifeless throughout the ep, but only after that do they lighten up, adding once more weight to Sasha’s moment). And of course, Sasha’s accent arc comes to full circle in the same frame as well, as she yells the command out in her native dialect she’s tried to hide for so long. Pretty much everything that could’ve come full circle did–in terms of writing, performance, sound and visuals.

It’s an amazing sequence deserving of ludicrous praise for the creative staff–they’ve proven once more that Attack on Titan is a work of art. The manga is already without a doubt amazing–most of the points above stem from it after all-but the anime is so ridiculously good at presenting I sometimes can’t believe it with my own two eyes.

In case you couldn’t tell, I fucking loved this sequence and I’m gonna yell about Sasha all week long. 

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Pairing: Alpha!Bucky x Omega!Reader

Warnings: Language, A/B/O dynamics, obeying the alpha? 

Summary: Due to the premature death of the King of your clan, his son, the alpha James Barnes, must assume his destiny and lead his people. As the tradition commands, he must choose some worthy omegas to make their his wives and with which he will ensure the subsistence of your clan. All the omega women are obliged to appear before their king, including you. Luckily for you, you would never be chosen… right?


1. Wolves

Your feet barely touch the grass while you run through the wet fields breaking the silence with your heavy breath. Your lungs hurt because of the effort and the moon shines upon you enlightning your path even if you don’t need it to guide your steps, you know those woods better than the palm of your hand so you don’t have any trouble in to sorting the rocks and the fallen trees.

Your legs threathen to give up in any moment and you slow down your race, taking deep breaths when you spot a light at the end of the path. You stop completely, watching carefully where do you step, not wanting to make a sound or break a futile twig that gives you away. Reaching the rustic houses you make your way through the large orchads until a small house that you know too well. 

Knocking two times on the wooden door you start to get nervous when you don’t hear a sound inside the house. Nervous you look around searching for wondering eyes that could reveal your position. You shouldn’t be here… if someone catches you…

- Y/N?? - a red head woman, Natasha, opens the window on a burst

- SHHH! - you hush her - Let me in - jumping over the ledge you enter in her home

Behind you, Nat closes the small door on a hurry knowing very well that you are making something really dangerous coming to his clan. Your clan and hers are faced since the two leading alphas get in to a bloody fight a lot of years ago. It has been so long since that fight that no one remembers anymore why you are still vexed, the king alphas had changed many times since then but the hate remains. 

- What are you doing here? - you best friend wrap you with her arms tighly, it has been nearly a month since the last time you saw her

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