Pay attention, 2014 Mad Men: This little girl is holding a LEGO set. The LEGOs are not pink or “made for girls.” She isn’t even wearing pink. The copy is about “younger children” who “build for fun.” Not just “girls” who build. ALL KIDS.
In an age when little girls and boys are treated as though they are two entirely different species by toy marketers, this 1981 ad for LEGO — one of our favorite images ever — issues an important reminder.
So a looot of my followers were asking me how I make lands.
So here is a little guide!
Start with a title. Take the person’s aspect and think of 4 words that you feel when you think about it.
Let’s go with Prince of Breath.
Well for Breath you can say
Then think of a word that reminds you of each!
Ships (since old ones use wind)
Now you can go off of those 4 new ones with similar words
Tornadoes- Tempests, Hurricanes
Ventilation- Air ducts
Compass- Maps, wind compass
Ships- Fleets, armadas
Let’s go with Tempests and Ships!
How would this land look and feel?
Well Tempest would be some crazy storms at sea and with Ships, there’s probably tons of islands. Ok, so the world has no continents!
There’s a buuunch of islands and tooons of storms.
How does Tempest affect it? Well there are tons of storms, and since it’s to ocean, maybe there is a tempest like The Breeze that keeps circling the planet?
Now, how does Ships affect it? Let’s look at similar words, Fleet/Armada! There could be tons of famous fleets in history! Vikings, the Greeks, England, etc!
Maybe each style of fleet has a direction??? Ō _ Ô?
So you have your basic planet.
Tons of storms and islands
Now think of the planet’s problem in relation to the person’s class. What are they supposed to learn???
Princes are supposed to learn how to be less destructive and controlling, but use it in moderation to get rid of the excess aspect around them
So how can that go with the land?
Well… Tempests were chosen because they would fit that well
The Prince is supposed to stop the crazy Tempests and storms that are presumably hurting the consorts!
So now let’s get a biiit more into it.
Think about the overall feel of the land and think of 1-2 places of note. Well ships and storms are the theme, so maybe a legendary indestructible ship!
Or maybe a mysterious lighthouse out in the storm, but you can’t quite see it because it’s too stormy!
You can reeeally get creative there, just remember to stay in touch with the theme!
Find the land name
Describe the land
Figure out the quest
Think of a few special places
There is a mutated form of sea dwellers who are based on freshwater environments such as ponds or rivers. The biology between them and ocean dwellers is like that of fresh water or salt water fish with the same results. Many of these fresh water mutants are killed by noble trolls who see their existence as the sea dwellers trying to send in spies.
You know, funnily enough, I’ve actually had some headcanons where the Amporas are freshwater breathing trolls via mutation. Only because they were concerned about being culled [both Beforus and Alternian Amporas], they actually managed to hide it. And, in some cases, they actually acclimated themselves to salt water via starting off breathing brackish water, until they could take the sea. [Still hurts like a bitch for a respiratory system to breathe what it wasn’t meant to, but Amporas are nothing if not determined.]
And I love the idea that land trolls would see the fresh water dwellers as spies and hate them and try to cull them. Not only are they mutants but they’re mutant sea dwellers. The ultimate acceptable target for them.
I use this height range as my basic guide for the average of each caste. The lower a land troll is on the spectrum, the more likely they are to be shorter. Psionics also play a role in height/body type, because energy going towards your brain powers means less energy being spent on growing, so low bloods have a more wild range of heights, although the average still falls into the “short” range.
The higher you go on the spectrum, the taller your average height tends to get, so there’s this intrinsic bias that taller trolls are higher on the spectrum, regardless of where they actually are. If study participants are shown two yellowbloods of exactly the same hue, but one is four inches taller, the results of the study will show that the taller troll gets ranked higher on the spectrum the majority of the time, even if the trolls participating aren’t aware that they have that bias!
Seadwellers tend to have a muuuch larger average range of height just depending on the part of the ocean they come from, the type of fish/sea creature they take after, ect ect. But if you’re a land troll, you don’t need height as a quick cheatsheet to guess if they’re higher on the spectrum than you because they’re going to have fins or gills and probably be slightly uncanny valley to you as well.
And if you’re a seadweller, it’s probably some sort of sport among the nobility to sit there and nitpick whose blood is higher than whose, I don’t know, that seems like a fun game that would result in bloodshed and probably perfect for the kids of a ruling class in a warmongering society.
A/N: yaaay! I’m back baby! haha so sorry for the delay but here it is :D
Anonymous said: Are you planning to do a part two to the A Right To Be Wrong? Maybe something where Fred tells Molly the whole story and she basically takes the reader in as one of her own children? I think that would be awesome!
Anonymous said: Ok, I know requests are closed, but can you have this ask till they are open again? Please your writings are the best ones I’ve ever read, can you do something like the one you’ve write (Draco’s Girl) but with Fred? But a little bit different, idk, my heart, soul and body needs this, you can change what you want, but pleeeeease I need this
so, I tried my best and here it is! kind of a sequel to Right to Be Wrong but can also stand on its own :D a quick thanks to @rachel-lizzie-dare and @gold-moonlight for their help! you guys are amazing! :D
“Love, trust me, they wouldn’t hate you” Fred said bringing his girlfriend closer to him and kissing her forehead.
“I’m a Malfoy, Fred” she said worriedly. It had been almost two months since the Malfoy family had disowned (Y/N) for dating Fred Weasley and standing up for herself. She was going to spend the Christmas break at Hogwarts but of course, there was not a chance that her boyfriend was going to let her spend Christmas alone. So she was going to spend it at the famous Burrow. “And even my own family hates me.”
“First of all, you’re nothing like the rest of your family and that’s why they don’t like you” George assured her. “And besides, Ron, Ginny and I already think you’re great so basically you have half of the family covered” he said shrugging his shoulders.
“That’s not true! There are five left” she pointed out. “And Percy already doesn’t like me!”
“Percy doesn’t count” the twins said at the same time. “He’s not even coming home for Christmas. And I’ve already told Bill and Charlie everything about you. I’m sure they’re going to love you” Fred added.
“Yeah, and dad likes pretty much everyone” George assured her. “So that only leaves mum” he said with a smile making the girl even more nervous.
“Great” she said trying to smile.
She knew all about Molly Weasley and she had always wanted to meet her. She sounded like the perfect mother and she knew how much all of her children, and Harry and Hermione, loved her. So it was only natural that she would be terrified to meet the woman.
Hiveswap, Cherubs, Fantrolls, First Guardians, Limebloods: How Does This Concern Me?
New year, new theory! With Hiveswap hot on our heels it’s fitting that we kick 2017 off with a bang, right? Gotta get my bets in before the races start! You know what they say right? Go big or go home.
So let’s make the first theory of the year a Hiveswap plot forecast!
Let’s talk about how the fantroll we saw for 2 panels might actually tell us how Doc Scratch and cherubs factor into the plot of the game.
This is definitely a lot more interesting than the Handmaid.
Longish post warning. We’ve got some potential to discuss.
Shizuka isn’t really known by new skating fans and it’s pretty difficult to find good videos of her programs. That said, this is her free skate from Turin 2006 (she brought back the program she had won worlds with) and she is the queen of ina bauer. Lovely.
There are many fabulous Mao programs around. Her free skate in Sochi, her Nocturne at worlds the same year, they’re all iconic programs, no doubt. Here, I decided to include her Ladies in Lavender short program (sorry for the terrible video, I did not found anything better than that) because you rarely see it around, but it’s actually one of my favourite short programs ever.
Nobu is probably one of the most underrated skaters ever. I still have regrets about his retirement (this troll can still land quads >.>) to be honest. He rarely went clean (and he’s famous for…lots of tears)…but, boy, when he did go clean he was a joy to watch.
I honestly did not want to put this in here at first, because this is such a famous program for me that it isn’t a very original choice. It’s not very old either, but in case anyone hasn’t seen it yet, here it is, Akiko’s masterpiece.
These are all programs from Team Japan, I’ll probably have more random skaters next time ^^ (I don’t know when next time will be though lol)