tw elements

Elemental Correspondence- Chaos

Originally posted by thesarahshow

Tertiary Element
Jeweled Court Member: The Pearl Empress

Alcohol - Tequila
Animals - Scorpion, Spider
Astrology - Scorpio
Colors - Bright Red, Black,
Crystals - Malachite, Sugilite
Emotions - Exasperated
Flower - Snapdragons
Fruit - Durian
Herbs - Belladonna, Foxglove
Keywords - Wild, Unpredicatble
Meme - Disaster Girl/Leroy Jenkins
Metal - Mercury
Musical Expression - Vocalization
Mythical Animal - Poltergeist
Paint Swatches (Sherwin Williams) - Tricorn Black (Sw6258)
Physical Expression -  Emotions
Sense - Nociception (Pain)
Symbol - Symbol of Eight, Spiral

Other Chaos Elements posts I’ve made:
Elements Aesthetic: Chaos

*These are my personal associations for The Elements, I am not looking for critique. You are free to use this for your own stuff, you do not have to ask me if you can use it. YMMV.

Elemental Correspondence- Luck

Originally posted by graftheory

Tertiary Element
Jeweled Court Member: The Emerald God

Alcohol - Absinthe
Animals - Rabbits, Ladybug,
Astrology - Aquarius
Colors - Light Green, Silver, Gold, Rainbow
Crystals - Amber, Citrine, Jade
Emotions - Confident
Flower - Clover
Fruit - Kiwi, Kiwano, Banana
Herbs - Mint, Honeysuckle
Keywords - Unexpected, Fortune
Meme - Deal With It
Metal - Platinum
Musical Expression - Ukelele
Mythical Animal - Dwarves
Paint Swatches (Sherwin Williams) - Frosted Emerald (Sw9035)
Physical Expression - Personal Superstitions, crossed fingers
Sense - Chance
Symbol - Four Leaf Clover, Horse Shoe 

 
Other Luck Elements posts I’ve made:
Elements Aesthetic: Luck

*These are my personal associations for The Elements, I am not looking for critique. You are free to use this for your own stuff, you do not have to ask me if you can use it. YMMV.

Stay - Teen Wolf (Lydia Martin)

“You know, Lydia. You can let them be for one night, right?” I tried to reassure a pacing Lydia who was far too worried about her little pack. 

 "What if something happened to them? What if there is something I could have done?“

«Lydia..» I said, trying to calm her down. 

«I mean, yeah, I’m not a good fighter or anything, but what if?» She rambled on. 

«Lydia..» 

«What if death is upon them?» She said dramatically. 

«LYDIA!» I shouted, this was getting out of hand. She turned adroitly to look at me. 

«What?» Her voice was calmer now as I had drawn her out of her little worry trance. 

«Come sit.» I gestured to the spot beside me on the bed. She sat down beside me with a sigh and a roll with her eyes. 

«Yes?» She gave me a forced smile, trying not to tap her foot. 

«Let’s make a deal.» I started, making sure I had her full attention instead of her phone lying on her bedside table. I took her hand in mine, looking her deep in the eye. 

«If you stay here tonight, to watch some movies that I so desperately need, I promise I will help next time your little pack needs help. Okay?» I said, knowing this would get her to agree.

«Would Danny be okay with this? Would he be okay with you exposing yourself and him, in the process, as an elemental?» She asked worriedly, but at least she was paying attention to me now. 

«Yeah, he said I would be the one to decide when to show myself, both as a person and as an elemental.» 

«Wait, does that mean that you’re finally going to quit being home schooled and come to school with me?» Lydia asked, a smile growing on her lips. 

«Well, since it seems that all the fun is happening at Beacon Hills High School, I guess I am.» I said, smiling back at my best friend. 

“Besides, my cousin can’t have all the fun watching you guys mess up.” I added, jokingly.

«Finally!» Lydia embraced me into a warm hug, shaking me a little in the process. 

«Now I can finally prove to the rest of the pack that, yes, I do have friends outside of our little pack.» She said, more eager than ever.

«But this is only if you stay home and watch movies with me tonight.» I said sternly. 

«Ai ai, captain.» She mocked, making me giggle at our old cartoon reference.  

mesmerizemme1  asked:

Did someone explain how Braeden left a bank logo bruise on Allison and Lydia? It's also a celtic knot right? So, she a druid?

I don’t think it was ever confirmed anything about how Braeden made that bruise or what she is, but there are probably brilliant meta about it out there somewhere :)

Let’s look at what we do know about Braeden (this is just off the top of my head, so I might have forgotten something)

  • Claims to be a former US Marshall who had to leave the job because she got too invested in one case concerning the Desert Wolf. Still has her badge and access to federal vehicles, which indicates that she might still be connected to some sort of government agency
  • Hired by Morrell to rescue Isaac
  • Managed to make a logo shaped bruise on Allison and Lydia’s hands, which indicates some sort of extraordinary ability
  • Refereed to Scott as an alpha before he got the red eyes. Either been told this information by someone else with information about the future, or has some sort of precognitive ability (or time travel. never forget that one)
  • Claims to be a highly skilled mercenary who will do whatever if the pay is good enough
  • Was hired by Deucalion to rescue Peter and Derek
  • Deucalion gave her the scare on her neck
  • Was hired by the Calaveras to find Kate
  • Was hired by Derek and Peter to find Kate
  • Never found Kate, didn’t even seem to try
  • Was found shot in the woods with Satomi’s infected pack. Said some other assassin shot her.
  • Kept a close eye on Derek, seemed very interested in his new state as “human”

So basically we know very little about Braeden, but so far she comes out on the side of “friend” to the pack. But there are enough inconsistencies and unanswered questions for me not to want to watch her closely (providing she makes an appearance in season 5. I think Meagan Tandy tweeted about her going to set “soon”)

So - is she a druid?

We know that Morrell sent Braeden to get Isaac in 3x01. We know that Morrell and Deaton are druids, this has been more or less confirmed in the series, and also confirmed by Jeff Davis in a tumblr Q&A

That in itself isn’t evidence that she’s a druid of course, but it connects her to them. Leaving such a bruise in an exact shape - that does imply some sort of extraordinary ability.

I have previously theorized that Braeden might not be entirely human. She does have the scar after Deucalion hurt her, so she doesn’t heal like werewolves do. Unless she’s kept it like that deliberately to hide her true “form” and appear human.

Her wound from when she was shot in season 4 also healed suspiciously fast. She was out and about teaching Derek how to use a gun and having sex with him a day or max two after being shot in the stomach. But this might just be lazy TV errors.

In conclusion - I’m still not sure what to make of Braeden, other than the fact that her story doesn’t really add up. She does seem to have a tie to the emissaries, but whether this based on a true bond or just money is another matter. But the fact that she could make that bruise does imply that there is more to her than meets the eye.

Celtic/druid symbol

The symbol of the bank, or logo as Allison calls it, is definitely Celtic inspired if nothing else.

This is the symbol

If you remove the black triangles and close up the ends it is Celtic cross

This is an old symbol with various meanings across cultures. some of the most common ones being that each arm represents one of the four elements:

  • Earth
  • Air
  • Fire
  • Water

In the past this was called the ‘Cross of the Elements’ since these elements were considered to be the basis of the universe.

We know that elements are tied to seasons in TW. Also whenever we talk about the elements of the universe, i can’t help but think back on the mantra of the druids/emissaries to “maintain the balance”.

As for the two black triangles I’m not all that sure what to make of it. The elements are often also represented by triangles like this

The Beacon Hills First National Bank logo has the triangles horizontal, so it doesn’t fit perfectly. But if we’d flipped it 90 degrees, the triangles would ft with the elements of fire and water. These were the elements of the first two seasons.

I find it interesting that two triangles on top of each other is the symbol of ether or aether as it states above. This is the fifth element of “spirit”.

Could the list possibly read like this

  • Fire = Red = Empowerment
  • S2 - Water = Blue = Damnation
  • S3 - Earth = Gold = revelation
  • S4 - Air = White/Grey = secrets
  • S5 - Aether/spirit = ??? perhaps “void”?

I’ve wandered off track as usual. But to sum it all up - Braeden has elements to her that indicates that she’s more than just a mercenary. She’s quick to label and define herself as that, just like Deaton is quick to state that he’s “just a veterinarian”. I find that parallel intriguing.

The symbol is definitely Celtic inspired and seem to relate to the elements that corresponds to each season. The Bank is also situated on the telluric currents, and don’t forget that the vault is made out of stone that scatters the moonlight and makes me very curious as to who build and maintained it and why it was closed down and now looks like it’s part of Silent Hill.

In fact many parts of the town is abandoned and neglected like the mall, the train depot, the distillery and the bank to name a few. I have a feeling this is connected to the cutting of the nemeton - and once again we’re back to druids…

If anyone has ideas on this topic, please chime in :)

hellalambs  asked:

Out of curiosity, what about youtube do you dislike?

(People are going to disagree with me on this as it’s quite a polarising issue, which is absolutely fine - I feel like this is the sort of issue where your opinion is really influenced by your own experience of it. Please be aware that this an opinion based on around 10 years of personal experience and it’s not going to change. This is quite a lengthy explanation and there are also trigger warnings here for abuse and issues of consent: you can press J on your keyboard to skip this post on your dash.)

There are so many things! It’s mostly the nature of the fandoms, most of which are comprised of very young and impressionable people, and the failure of YouTube itself to ensure the safety of these fans at meetups, which I know are not necessarily organised by YouTube itself, but they are affiliated with it - for example, SITC is streamed live on YouTube’s front page. The recent spate of abuse revelations within the community and the fact that the priority of both YouTube itself and the content creator agencies (eg Channel Flip and any others of that ilk) seems to be making money off the ‘stars’ rather than keeping the fans safe is really worrying to me. The current method of dealing with abuse seems to be simply sweeping it under the carpet - agencies drop the creator, people unsubscribe, job done. There’s no action taken to combat the problem as a whole, through education or any other path (I have no idea how this could be achieved, I admit, but I’m certain that it could be; YouTube is not a small operation). Any educative action seems to have been undertaken by individual creators themselves - Laci Green is a great example of a creator who has put a lot of effort into making fans aware of the dangers of the platform and how to stay safe, and there are several others who commit to it as well - but it ultimately shouldn’t be down to individuals to do that. It should be on YouTube itself. I don’t like that it gives a platform to certain individuals who are ill equipped to deal with the fame and exposure, and I think that there’s a real lack of accountability when things go wrong. 

And yes, underneath it all, there is probably a thread of discomfort that people get paid to sit in front of a camera and review products that they’re sent for free by companies, without any necessary obligation to mention that it’s essentially advertising - for example, you have beauty gurus doing exalting ‘reviews’ of products that they’ve been paid to promote, and I don’t think it’s either responsible or moral. I have no problem whatsoever with YouTubers using product placement or advertising, but I do feel that there should be some sort of accountability and obligation to make it clear that they’re being paid to do so, because otherwise you have a whole host of problems about people essentially using their position to coerce their fans into buying a certain product, all for the content creator to make more money off the advertising deal, and that’s a bit of a psychological minefield. Obviously, there are still some creators - indeed, some very popular ones - who aren’t in it just for the money, but a lot of them are. 

I was quite involved in the YouTube community back in around 2008-10, and I have a lot of friends who are still very involved in it, and I’ve seen the community change and become more and more of a hierarchical model for profit at the expense of safety, and I don’t think it’s the best use of the platform. It’s the most obvious use for it these days, but I think it could be a lot more than it is. I’ve had to cut ties with several friends who became popular on YouTube and began to treat their fans appallingly, expecting them to send them gifts (and occasionally money) and getting really angry when they didn’t make a certain amount a week from sponsorship deals, speaking disparagingly of their fans as something they had to put up with in order to make money. The attitude of some creators towards their fans is not always well known, because the inevitably more palatable public persona of the individual is so well established in place of it, but as someone who genuinely has a lot of inside knowledge into how certain people operate, take it from me - a lot of them (not all; probably not even most!) are not what they appear, and again, that feeds into my concerns about how the mistreatment of fans is often permitted in order to make money.

Meetups are a good example of how YouTube can be both an incredible force of community and a very toxic environment. They have content creator panels, with discussions of incredibly interesting, salient and important topics, like mental health awareness and LGBTQIA+ issues, but then they also have signings where hordes of screaming fans queue up for hours to get their poster signed by a 25 year old man who makes money off their adoration. It’s not so different from the normal media model of fanbases and stardom (I would queue up for 6 years to get Tom Hiddleston’s autograph) but it’s jarring to see the juxtaposition between that and the incredibly productive nature of the panels. I’m not at all trying to say that these fans shouldn’t enjoy watching videos, or that they shouldn’t get excited to meet their idols, or that these idols aren’t worthy of their attention - I’m just genuinely concerned that the levels of idolatry for people who are not always who they appear to be are problematic and essentially act as gateways for potential abuse. 

Of course, YouTube is not the only dangerous platform in terms of fan safety - wherever you have fame, you unfortunately have the potential for the star to take advantage of it; the BBC is the best example of this - but the particular YouTube demographic combined with the parasocial relationships formed between the content creator and the viewer (the viewer believes they know everything about the content creator due to the perceived personal nature of the videos, whereas the content creator has actually - understandably - created a fictitious or partial version of their own life, and there’s no real connection between the two people) makes for an atmosphere that has a really dark underbelly. 

It’s not that I hate all the people of YouTube at all, either fans or creators; I admire people who have the business acumen to make it their livelihood, and I’m in awe of the creativity, talent and skill of a lot of the content creators. I’m a huge fan of the potential that YouTube has as an alternative media platform, and I believe that it’s proven to be a really useful tool for raising awareness of social issues. It’s raised money for charity (StickAid, for example) and it brings young people together as a really supportive community. Meetups are still great events to meet people and express your shared interests. A lot of my closest online friends were made through YouTube, albeit many years ago. It’s done a lot of good, and I don’t mean to negate any of that. I’m just very wary of the potential - and indeed history - that the current model has for abuse, and I find it quite hard to support a platform that so far hasn’t done enough to combat a really prevalent problem, primarily because continuing to nurture the environment that facilitates the problem is better for profit margins.

tl;dr it’s become an environment where making money is more important than keeping people safe, and that fact is incredibly well hidden because, well, money. 

Mushrooms

The earth elemental nudged the witch, smelling mushrooms, but noting she had empty hands.

“Why are you looking at me like that?” she muttered tiredly. “I had a long day, my date was a total wash, and, oh,” she continued in a single exhausted exhale, “you smell the mushrooms on my breath. We didn’t even make it through the appetiz… ah, hey, are ya hungry?”

An hour later, the witch raised a pizza slice to the sentient stones piled in an organized heap across from her. “To old friends,” she toasted. In return, the elemental blushed a merry pink and raised a portobello.

I haven’t been reading as intensely in the CAPTAIN AMERICA fandom, but I do still pull out the occasional longfic or grab one from a favorite author or one that was recommended to me, because I do still have a lot of Steve/Bucky feelings or just want Sam and Natasha and Steve and Bucky to be okay and so I need all the fic for that. ;__;

CAPTAIN AMERICA - STEVE/BUCKY:
Capture the Flag by Shiny_n_new, steve/bucky + sam, dark au, 9.4k wip

Bucky has always been willing to do Captain America’s dirty work. This was no different. Sometimes, the day isn’t won by high ideals or bravery or compassion. Sometimes, it’s won by monsters.

Memories are Made of This by eleveninches, steve/bucky & natasha & sam, 13.2k

Nearly a year after turning himself into SHIELD and the Avengers, Bucky struggles to find himself in the 21st century. Unfortunately, no one told him about the aliens.

but hey, you’re all right by beardsley, steve/bucky + other marvel characters, 5.5k

Yes, this is the story where the Winter Soldier is a Russian mail-order bride. Everything goes about as well as you’d expect.

Out of the Dead Land by emilyenrose, steve/bucky + sam + natasha + nick fury + other marvel characters, nsfw in one scene at the end, 62.7k

Someone is building machines that look and act like people. Meanwhile, the Winter Soldier tries to be Bucky Barnes.

devil’s gonna follow me (wherever I go) by Lyaka, steve/bucky + avengers, written pre-tws, 63k

The man who used to be Bucky Barnes lined up his shot. His finger twitched, only once, very precisely. Help me, the bullet sang. Ninety-eight floors below him, the bullet glanced off a vibranium shield with a musical ping. And Steve Rogers looked up.

I Left Myself in 1943 (Who the hell is Bucky?) by originalblue, steve/bucky + sam + natasha + other marvel characters, 21k

You have a mission, but your mind is being split in two, and there’s a man on the bridge, and you know him. You don’t know why, but you know him.

sam deserves better than these assholes by lazulisong, steve/bucky + sam + natasha + other marvel characters, 10.7k

IM SORRY BUT SAM WILSON STARING IN BAFFLED WONDER AT STEVE AND BUCKY AND HOW WEIRD THEY ARE ABOUT EACH OTHER


CAPTAIN AMERICA - GENFIC:
This, You Protect by owlet, steve & bucky & everyone else, humor, 64.3k

The mission resets abruptly, from objective: kill to objective: protect

By Choice or By Habit by Sholio, steve & bucky & natasha & clint & tony, 6.4k

He is useful. He holds onto that. He is useful and a useful tool will not be thrown away. (For illumynare’s request: How about something with Bucky realizing the Avengers actually think of him as a person? And off I went to the utterly shameless h/c place.)

5 (+1) Times Bucky Was Already a Supersoldier by chaya, steve & bucky, 1k

Erskine made it plain for Steve - the serum makes you stronger, faster, harder to kill, and it amplifies your existing qualities. Barnes, though, didn’t get any such heads up.

Thaw by dvs, steve & bucky & sam & natasha, 7.5k

The Winter Soldier tries to find Bucky Barnes.

Brothers In Arms by copperbadge, steve & bucky & sam & sam & tony & pepper & clint + background tony/pepper, 11.4k

Bucky Barnes gets a tune-up, a new pet, and a home.

You Know How I Feel, aka, The Adventures of Bucky and Muffy the Dinosaur by ifeelbetter, bucky & avengers, fluff, 4.5k

Bucky saved a tiny dinosaur and took her home to Avengers Tower and on the way remembered how to laugh and sleep in soft beds.

full details + recs under the cut!

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