under caves

I’ve just realised why I love the Final Agni Kai so much (and why it’s the best fight in Avatar). They are both fighting like each other.

Zuko is confident and at peace with himself. His firebending is the best it has ever been and Azula is unhinged. So he stays on the defensive, exploits her weaknesses and exploits her unhinged mentality by antagonising her into fighting on his terms (e.g. “No lighting today?”) and making her do what he wants.

But Azula is fighting like Zuko. She is constantly on the offensive and driven by rage and a desperate need to prove herself. She’s caving under her family issues, feelings of abandonment and the slights that have been made on her honour. Because of this, she is blind to Zuko’s actions and can only focus on giving the battle her all and proving herself to her father. Hence why she falls for Zuko’s trap (e.g. “I’ll show you lightning!”)

I just love this show, and I find even more reasons to love it every day.

Southeast Kansas Gothic

- “There was a coyote last night,” your neighbor says. “There was a bobcat last week,” your other neighbor says. Their eyes dart. Their hands tighten. They want so badly to be right.

- There is a dirt road called Bethlehem. You’ve never taken it. It’s still waiting for you.

- Are the trees creeping closer to the road as you drive home from Missouri? Do they know where you’ve been?

-There’s that old silo, the one on the farm that was lost to Reagan. It breathes in the night, inhaling the memory of corn. It is meant to be filled. It exists to be filled. If it isn’t filled with corn, it will fill with rage.

- The bobcat screams. It sounds like a woman; everyone says so. It sounds like a woman being dragged to hell. You busy yourself with the dishes and don’t ask yourself: how do they know?

- Keep the arrowheads you find in the fields. Put them in the windowsill; they like the sunlight. They’re happy in the windowsill, happy in the sun room. Make a mosaic on the top of the storm shelter where the last rays of the day can warm them. Don’t hang them from the rear view window or they’ll go searching for the hand that made them. If they can’t find him, they’ll hunt alone.

- Leave the arrowheads you find in caves, under moss. They weren’t dropped carelessly. They were planted. They will bear fruit.

- They have a Lovers’ Leap in Crawford County. They have a Lovers’ Leap in Montgomery County. They have a Lovers’ Leap in Wilson County. It’s always the same lovers. Will you make them leap again? One day you must answer.

- You can smell a coyote from a mile away; they reek like an outhouse that ain’t been moved in a while. You know a coyote. You tell yourself that’s a coyote.

- “That cottonwood is twice as big as it was last year,” you grumble. Your grandparents exchange a glance. “That cottonwood wasn’t there at all yesterday!” you say. Grandma’s hands are covered in flour. “Has there always been a windbreak of cottonwoods??” you ask. “Oh yes,” Grandma whispers. “Oh, yes.”

- You hit a deer. Everyone hits deer. They understand, but you must say sorry.             Y o u  m u s t  s a y  s o r r y

- There is corn at the crossroads. “It’s Kansas,” you think, “Of course there’s corn. We grow corn.” But there is always corn at the crossroads. It’s tallest at the crossroads. Our best seed is given to the crossroads; we plant it by hand at the crossroads. We pat the little mound of earth at the crossroads to seal the bargain at the crossroads.

- The Verdigris knows. It has held ages of hunters, warriors, lover, and families in its curving arms. It has smiled upon newcomers. It has been poisoned with blood and bone and debris. Sometimes it shrieks when you walk its banks. Sometimes it sings. Do not touch the singing water.

- Do not whistle the old hymns as you pass the homestead. They crave the old hymns. Seventeen were found under the cabin. Twelve were left there. No one to claim them, no one to bring them home. No rest in the soil of their birth, no tears to wash them clean, no hymns to sing them to peace. Do not whistle the old hymns as you pass the homestead.

- It screams. You close the door; there is no lock. “A bobcat,” you tell your child. “In my room?” she asks. Your hand tightens on her shoulder. “A bobcat.”


(thanks to @37-hours for beta-reading!)


Origins: has marinette reclaiming her seat be symbolic of marinette no longer taking things sitting down, and moving forward with a new friend who supports and agrees with her ideals

Chameleon: said friend makes marinette sit somewhere else without asking and makes her looks bad for wanting it back

Am I in the fucking twilight zone. Can the show make up its mind of if this class actually has marinettes back or not. Why is Alya rude and blind when it comes to Lila?? What about-

“Netflix’s mesmerizing new German-language series Dark certainly is aptly named. A great deal of the new 10-episode season takes place in dim rooms and unlit garages, in an ominously oppressive forest and a shadowy cave, or under sickly, faltering lighting that suggests a kind of heavy moral decay falling over the world. The series is conceptually dark, full of cheating spouses, ugly secrets, grotesque killings, and dead birds falling from the sky in a hail of limp, twisted bodies. But more noticeably, it’s as physically dark as an early David Fincher movie, and it carries the same level of ominous weight. It’s a series meant to be watched late at night, with the lights off, experienced like a ghost story around a campfire that’s burning down to its final embers.” (more)


If you ever wanted to watch German TV, here’s your chance. A German Netflix show, and a pretty good one as well. Hint: Watch it in German with English subtitles. 

Roads go ever ever on,
Over rock and under tree,
By caves where never sun has shone,
By streams that never find the sea;
Over snow by winter sown,
And through the merry flowers of June,
Over grass and over stone,
And under mountains in the moon.

Roads go ever ever on
Under cloud and under star,
Yet feet that wandering have gone
Turn at last to home afar.
Eyes that fire and sword have seen
And horror in the halls of stone
Look at last on meadows green
And trees and hills they long have known.

“The Hobbit”  by J.R.R. Tolkien

Eating people is bad?

I’m running as DM for group of first-time payers, and I am beginning to explain to them the need for water/food to avoid exhaustion points & their consequences. The party was thrown into a cave-system under the city to fight of rats until they die. They just fought off another creature of the caves, a cannibal, and they are now out of food.

Cleric: Can I eat the cannibal?

me, DM: ….

me, DM: sure?

Cleric: I carve up the cannibal and eat him.

Monk: I help!

me, DM: …Okay. You both are now no longer Lawful Good, but Lawful Evil.

Cleric and Monk: What? Why?!

me, DM: You just ate another human being!! 


Roads go ever ever on,
Over rock and under tree,
By caves where never sun has shone,
By streams that never find the sea;
Over snow by winter sown,
And through the merry flowers of June,
Over grass and over stone,
And under mountains in the moon.

literature moodboard - the lord of the rings/hobbit/silmarillon (just everything middlearth?:))

“But never tell Richie that. He will fuck with you until the day you die.”

Can we talk about how Jack Dylan Grazer penned a letter that so effectively captured Eddie Kaspbrak’s character arc that reading it out loud made my voice waver?

image description: the older and younger versions of eddie kaspbrak are holding each other. 2016 eddie has a bandage on his cheek and wears the dark hoodie and grey t-shirt he wore in the caves under the neibolt house in it: chapter 2. 1989 eddie has his arm cast (signed “loser” with a “v” over the s) and wears the red t-shirt he wore to the neibolt house in it: chapter 1. the fence post that eddie threw at pennywise is impaling them both through the chest, though neither seemed bothered. an excerpt from jack dylan grazer’s in-character letter is written in his handwriting above them and reads:

“PROMISE that if/when It comes back you will not back out and you will fight. I would die for my friends. They are my everything. Love [written as “Lose” with a “v” over the s] Eddie K.”

bonus close-up of the two of them without the blood and fence post under the cut:

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  • ❝ It ain’t easy being king. ❞
  • ❝ How the hell you want me to get it out of there? ❞
  • ❝ It’s gonna be different this time. This time I have my baby to live for. ❞
  • ❝ I’ve made several gestures of friendship. He’s declined every one. ❞
  • ❝ I got to tell you something, man. I mean it could be bad. ❞
  • ❝ Let’s go into the photo booth. ❞
  • ❝ You bring him to me first. I’ll pay anything you want. ❞
  • ❝ I don’t want your money. ❞
  • ❝ What? What do you want? You want to bond? ❞
  • ❝ Don’t ever sit on another man’s bike, asshole… ❞
  • ❝ I step outside for five minutes, you can’t watch him? ❞
  • ❝ That love’s gonna kill me. ❞
  • ❝ If I was to ask for some comfort, would you be about that? ❞
  • ❝ The lie and the truth had to feel the same. ❞
  • ❝ I said distract them, not scar them for life.  ❞
  • ❝ So you stole an ambulance? ❞
  • ❝ It was first love bullshit. I grew up. I got over it. It’s time you got over it too. ❞
  • ❝ Somebody hurts your baby, you never get over it. ❞
  • ❝ At least we know one good thing’s gonna happen today, huh? ❞
  • ❝ You can’t change the rules, or it all goes to hell. ❞
  • ❝ Just wondering what digging up dirt on old girlfriends gets you? ❞
  • ❝ If I’m gonna stay, I need to know the truth. ❞
  • ❝ You know why I run away from shit all the time? Cause I don’t trust anyone. ❞
  • ❝ The right ones stay…wrong ones disappear. ❞
  • ❝ When you want the truth, you come to me. ❞
  • ❝ Why do you think I chose you for my second? Huh? ❞
  • ❝ How do you know what I’m dealing with? ❞
  • ❝ Everything caves under the weight of greed. ❞
  • ❝ There’s never a good time for me to be around my kids. ❞
  • ❝ What makes you think this would land on me? ❞
  • ❝ Pull the trigger, man. That’s the only way this leather’s coming off my back. ❞
  • ❝ I banished you, took what’s yours. These are the facts. You do as I say. ❞
  • ❝ You remember that the next time you try to twist the truth to kill one of us.. ❞
  • ❝ Whatever happened to 10-on-10 with no weapons? ❞
  • ❝ Maybe they believe you, but maybe they don’t. ❞
  • ❝ Truth is I know I’m going to hell. ❞
  • ❝ Take him out? That means like kill him? ❞
  • ❝ Can you at least pretend I’m a cop sometimes? ❞
  • ❝ We could have our own little uniforms and hats. ❞
  • ❝ To survive, you had to master the art of perjury. ❞
  • ❝ You know all about us, and we know all about you. ❞
  • ❝ Look, only way this relationship works is two of us together, or one of us dead. ❞
  • ❝ The older I get, the more I realize that age doesn’t bring wisdom. ❞
  • ❝ I’m not any smarter than I was 30 years ago. ❞
  • ❝ I’ve just grown too tired to juggle the lies and hide the fears. ❞
  • ❝ Self-awareness doesn’t reveal my indiscretions; exhaustion does. ❞
  • ❝ I have this condition. I’m not even aware of it. ❞
  • ❝ You’re gonna gag. I’m gonna laugh. We’ll be best friends forever. ❞
  • ❝ We’re not nineteen years old anymore. ❞
  • ❝ His solution is always an equal mix of might and right. ❞
  • ❝ I’m trying to run a business here. ❞
  • ❝ Come on; let me give you a quick hand job. ❞
  • ❝ I’ll gut them dead bitches. I’ll flush their bellies with bleach. ❞
  • ❝ I’ve been through hell, landed on my feet. ❞
  • ❝ And I’m telling you, “brother”…giving me some more time? ❞
  • ❝ I need for you to show me a little respect, and give me a few more days for delivery. ❞
  • ❝ Don’t give a shit about history or respect. This is about business, old man. ❞
  • ❝ He run into it or hit a tree while it was giving him head? ❞
  • ❝ Most of us were not violent by nature. ❞
  • ❝ How the hell you want me to get it out of there? ❞
  • ❝ Blood and bullets are the rule of law. ❞
  • ❝ We all had our problems with authority, but none of us were sociopaths. ❞
  • ❝ I will not look the other way, [Name]. Just a friendly heads up. ❞
  • ❝ I am going to do anything I have to do to protect him. ❞
  • ❝ Some men cave under that weight. Others abuse the momentum. ❞
  • ❝ The true outlaw finds balance between passion in his heart and reason in his mind. ❞
  • ❝ I, you know-we can try to have a decent conversation. ❞
  • ❝ You want to bond? You want to get closer? Fine. ❞
  • ❝ I am not happy about being here either.. ❞
  • ❝ I think quite a few have been there before. ❞
  • ❝ Well I’m glad your ass is feeling loved. ❞
  • ❝ What? What? Too soon for that joke? ❞
  • ❝ Like I don’t have enough shit oozing out of my ears. ❞
  • ❝ Nobody knows the truth in or outside the club; especially you. ❞
  • ❝ I’m serious. I think it’s infected. ❞
  • ❝ You guys gave it your best shot.  ❞
  • ❝ I’m threatening you. ❞    
  • ❝ That’s why the people who buy ‘em are, like, state and federal agencies. ❞    
  • ❝ Oh, uh, just something like a small hospital or something. ❞    
  • ❝ Why don’t you just steal, like, a fire engine? ❞  
  • ❝ I’m his mother, and until I am dead and cold, I am going to do anything I have to do to protect him. ❞