under command of magic

Anubis was the guardian of all kinds of magical secrets. In the Papyrus Jumilhac, he appears as the leader of the armed followers of Horus. His ferocity is a match for the violence of Seth. In magical texts of a similar date, Anubis is named as ‘Lord of the Bau’. Whole battalions of messenger demons are under his command. In the magical papyri dating to Roman times, Anubis acts as the main enforcer of curses. The gracious deities of the cult temples are scarcely recognizable in the pitiless gods and goddesses encountered in everyday magic. (…) A story in Papyrus Jumilhac (c. 300 BC) explains the custom by relating how Seth once turned himself into a panther after attacking the body of Osiris. Anubis captured and branded the panther, creating the leopard’s spots. The jackal god decreed that leopard skins should be worn by priests in memory of his victory over Seth.
—  Geraldine Pinch
Jervis Tetch x Female Reader - Tick Tock (Part 1) (Rated M)

I based this off a submission from @kinkygothamconfessions

I’m not sure if I like what I’ve written so feedback would be appreciated! If it’s liked I will write Part 2!

Jervis takes a shining to you at one of his performances and follows you home.

Tagging @cremedelabrulee and @bubblybimbo


Warning- No sex/smut in this part but dark contents, sexual fantasy, dark fantasy, STALKING, general creeping


Originally posted by gothamedits

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Topi’s Daily Card #1022: Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons

With Amonkhet being a -1/-1 set, Hapatra is the newest commander that loves to deal with those type of counters.  Not only is she cheap at only two mana for a 2/2 creature, she wants to go down early so she can work her magic.  MAking her unblockable gives you snakes, and any -1/-1 counter added to a creature makes one more snake. Wither, proliferate, tons of cool cards and options lay open to you with this new commander, and it’s really cool to see the different builds. Some things can lead to total blowouts like a Necroskitter or even something like Black Sun’s Zenith.  Hapatra leads to so many cool plays, and the addition of older -1/-1 counter cards makes this deck really exciting for me to play.  I’ll be building her eventually, it’s just a matter of time before my opponents are buried under snakes and -1/-1 counters.   

Princess

this is more book canon than movie (they’re all about 11-12 years old)

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“Bev should be the princess this time,” Eddie said, putting his foot down.

Bev gave him a sharp look.

Eddie almost shrunk back, but he stood his ground. “I’ve played the princess four times already! It’s not fair.”

“That’s t-true,” Bill said soothingly.

“But that doesn’t mean I should be!” Bev intercepted.

“I-I know.” Bill agreed. He smiled as some of the losers looked to him, besides Richie and Stan, who have yet to arrive.

Richie usually went to Stan’s place first before they walked together to the Barrens. And they take their sweet time, while they’re at it. Frequently so if they take a detour to the malt shop. This looked to be one of those times.

Not that Bill or any of the others minded.

So they might be a little too absorbed in each other. It’s certainly better than having Richie ogle Stan from afar or Stan making up excuses to avoid Richie when he gets him too flustered.

“How about―”

“Stan should be the princess and I’ll be the dragon!” Richie bounced in, holding Stan’s hand. Even though he just arrived, he got the gist of what they were arguing about quickly.

Before Stan could object, Eddie spoke up, miffed. “Why do you get to be the dragon?”

“Because, Eds,” Richie said as he poked Eddie’s cheek.

Eddie swatted his hand away. “Because what?”

“Because―”

“I have an idea,” Mike interrupted Richie before he could put his foot in his mouth. “Why don’t we draw matches?”

“G-Great idea, Mike,” Bill said gratefully.

“My idea was pretty great too.”

“Beep beep, Richie.”

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“Foul demon, how dare thee take my bride,” Richie said in all his princely glory as he waved his stick like a sword.

Eddie roared and spit fire, but in actuality, he threw water balloons as substitution for fire breathing magic.

Stan, who despite being unlucky enough to draw the princess role, was surprisingly having fun watching his friends play. He sat on the lowest tree branch behind Eddie, who had created a mini wall fortress using materials from the dump and heavy rocks laying around (with Ben’s help, who now played the role of Eddie’s minion after Eddie had used ‘mind control’ magic to get him under his command; before that, Ben was a knight in shining armor, who grew up on a farm with big and noble dreams, but alas.)

“He’s not your bride,” Beverly hissed by his side. She carried a makeshift shield (a trashcan lid) and a plastic toy sword that Bill let her borrow. She was the princess’ personal knight who had failed to protect him, and now must rescue him to redeem her honor. “King Bill said that whoever rescues the princess first will get to marry him and take the throne.”

It was too bad Bill had to leave the game early, but it didn’t make what he said obsolete.

“And that will be me,” Richie said as he stood tall and stroke a princely pose. He almost looked like a prince even with his makeshift crown, which was actually a flower crown Stan had made for him last night. They were pink roses from Andrea Uris’ rosebushes. He took them with her permission, but she was the one who clipped the roses from their stems and snipped the thorns off before she handed them to her son.

“We’ll see about that,” she challenged and stepped aside, breaking off from the team. She snuck into the foliage and out of sight.

“No, wait, Sir Bev,” Mike said, holding a large tome open in his hands loosely. He was a wizard prince, heir to a far off and magical kingdom whose father volunteered him to help in the hopes of creating an alliance through marriage. “We have a better chance sticking together―”

Eddie threw a water balloon at Richie, but he ducked and it hit Mike instead.

“Aaah, it burns!” Mike play acted and then recited a healing spell that’s just him saying, “I heal myself,” backwards three times. Mike was a pro at speaking backwards.

“Are you alright, Mike?” Richie asked as if it wasn’t his fault Mike got hit.

“Now I am,” he said, “but I don’t think I’ll survive another attack.”

“Alright, follow my lead ‘cause we totally have him trapped.”

“You wish, trashmouth,” Eddie said, gathering more ammunition.

What followed was an epic battle of epic proportions. Fire breath and magic spells flew at each other (some were Eddie’s water balloons, and others were Mike’s bubbles, which as silly as it sounds were quite effective on Eddie the dragon.)

When Mike and Richie were closing in and his water balloons were running out, Eddie sent his minion Ben to handle them.

Swords clashed while Mike backed up Richie as best as he could but Ben blocked his spells.

“Go, Ben,” Eddie cheered as he backed away. He held his last water balloon in his hand.

Ben was, indeed, winning. He was about to deliver the final blow when Mike chanted, “lortnoc dnim morf uoy eerf I.”

And Ben stopped just as his toy sword almost touched Richie’s abdomen. He stepped back and dropped it and yelled, “I’m free!”

Richie sighed in relief and then grinned triumphantly. “You hear that, dragon lord? Your days are numbered.”

Eddie is almost backed up against the tree as the three surround him. Eddie was thinking of a way to use the last water balloon to his advantage when there was a rustle behind him. But he didn’t pay any mind to it.

And that was when Bev burst through and surprised him.

Everyone gasped, both awed (Ben, Mike) and dismayed (Richie), as Bev ran her sword through Eddie (or technically, the space between Eddie’s armpit and arm, and she did it slow and gentle so she wouldn’t actually hurt him).

Eddie went down with exaggerated wide eyes and tongue rolled out for a dead effect.

“Huzzah, I have slayed the dragon!” Bev dropped her shield and sword. She smirked at Richie.

Richie, meanwhile, had his mouth open until Mike closed it. “You, you―”

“I, what? Saved the day?” she turned her back to him and held her arms out to Stan as if she could carry him safely to the ground. Which to be fair might be possible since they’re almost the same height. “And I get a kiss from the princess, and most importantly, marry him and ascend the throne?”

Stan looked uncertain, but found himself scooting forward and held onto the flimsy branches as Bev reached for him.

“Wait,” Richie shouted.

Both of them stopped and looked at him.

“It isn’t fair to princess Stan that he doesn’t have a choice on who he gets to marry. Marriage is about love and being with the person you want to spend the rest of your life with. It’s not about spending your life with a person who decided to save him on a whim or only saved him for money and power.”

Beverly, Ben, and Mike looked at him in a new light as they considered what he was saying.

Meanwhile, Stan looked at him with an unreadable expression which almost made Richie audibly gulp. His eyes were critical, but they also had a soft fondness to them. Richie could tell that Stan’s internal bullshit meter was skyrocketing at a record breaking high.

“…You never cared about that when I was the princess,” Eddie said as he picked himself up and brushed dead leaves off of his shirt.

“Literally, no one cares, Eds,” Richie said.

(In the background, Ben put a comforting hand on Eddie’s shoulder. “I’m pretty sure everyone cares.” “Thanks, Ben.”)

Beverly was nodding anyway, despite clearly seeing Richie’s bias. “I think Richie’s right. It’s not fair to the princess.”

“True.” Ben agreed.

“Since we’re all in agreement,” Mike said. “Stan, who do you want to marry?”

From his perch on the tree branch, Stan tilted his head. There was a playful smile on his lips as he gazed at Richie.

Richie was caught in that moment. His mouth was slightly parted and he couldn’t look away.

Stan was so pretty and he was all his (just as much as he was Stan’s).

“I choose,” Stan said slowly. “Mike.”

Richie found himself smiling and playing along. “Whoa, whoa, whoa. Hold it right there, princess. I didn’t say that empowering princess speech for you to go and pick not-me.

“I say, it ain’t fair. I did a good deal a damage, yessir, I did.”

“True, but it was Mike who did most of the work,” Stan said, swinging his legs back and forth. “Mike’s the reason you’re not dead. Mike also saved Ben. So, if we’re talking about fairness, then I choose Mike.”

The thing about winning this game (meaning successfully saving the princess or in this case, whoever the princess chooses, or defeating the heroes if you’re the bad guy) is that the winner gets to choose what they do for the rest of the day and everyone ‘had’ to follow.

Everyone agreed to this because it’s usually nothing outrageous. Sometimes if the winner wanted to go to the movies, they go to the movies. If they want to go somewhere a bit more expensive, then they plan for another day so they could save up some money, like if they were planning to go to a baseball stadium game, or a museum in Bangor.

Mike beamed at him. “Thanks, Stan.”

“Now, get me down from here, my prince.”

Both Richie and Mike step forward to catch him and roughly bump into each other. “Whoa!”

Stan bit his lip to stifle his laughter, and then said in the most level voice he could, “Nevermind, I can get down myself.”

Bev playfully sighed and crossed her arms. “Boys, amirite, kids?”

“You mean, Richie,” Eddie said. “But yeah, boys too, I guess.”

Crown Princes of YA, in Conversation
  • Maxon Schreave (The Selection): It's so hard when your father has unrealistic expectations of you and the girl you're in love with can help but break all the laws and be incredibly frustating.
  • Prince Kai (TLC): I feel that. The girl of my dreams is a fugitive who just fled the country and is now considered an interplanetary terrorist.
  • Maxon Schreave: That's rough buddy.
  • Prine Kai: But wait, now she's decided to kidnap me from my own wedding and the whole world has descended into war.
  • Maxon Schreave: *sweating* Oh, um, well... *turns to Dorian* how about you?
  • Dorian Havilliard (TOG): The first girl I felt seriously about broke up with me and fell in love with my best friend. My father just beheaded my last girlfriend who I loved very much in front of my eyes and now he's forced me into servitude under the command of a magical collar that makes me forget my own name.
  • Maxon Schreave: Oh well.. my father beat me before he died and I got to marry the girl of my dreams and live happily ever after.
  • Prince Kai: *halfheartedly* That's rough, buddy.
Commander of the Week

Jori En, Ruin Diver 

I thought i’d try and build a deck around Jori En this week as I have recently received an awesome promotional copy. It has been a while since I last played an Izzet deck. She isn’t the best Izzet commander at 2/3 for 3 mana, but she’s cheaply costed and she has a pretty good ability if the deck has lots of cheap spells. I thought I might try for a more aggressive build, though i’m not sure how well it will work.

Cheap Spells 

I thought that lots of cheap spells that draw us cards or allow us to loot would be the way to go here. Cards like Reach Through Mists, Serum Visions and Preordain are all one mana draw spells that we can quite easily stack to trigger Jori En’s ability. See Beyond, Tormenting Voice, Wild Guess and Magmatic Insight are also cheap but cost a little more in terms of mana or additional costs.  

What are you looking for?

This deck will also have lots of Scrying, for reasons we will look at in the next segment. There are many ways to sift through the top cards of your library, I much prefer scrying over that overpriced divining top thing that everyone loves so much, because it allows you to put cards you don’t need on the bottom rather than just recycling the same three cards. Creatures like Thassa, God of the Sea and Geist of the Archives allow you to scry 1 every turn allowing you to trigger certain abilities and dump the top card on the bottom if you don’t need it. Omenspeaker and Augury Owl both allow you to scry a bit further upon entry and Prognostic Sphinx allows you to scry 4 whenever it hits someone. My favorite though is Eyes of the Watcher allowing you to pay an additional 1 whenever you cast an instant or sorcery to scry 2. You should be able to find what you are looking for.

Advantages of Scrying and Chain-Casting

I’ve noticed that there are quite a few creatures or enchantments that get a buzz whenever you cast an instant or sorcery or scry. I’ve always wanted to give it a try in commander. Cards like Flamespeaker Adept and Knowledge and Power both trigger when you scry gaining a power boost or allowing you to deal additional damage to a player. Nivix Cyclops, Wee Dragonauts, Mercurial Geists and Kiln Fiend all get large power boosts whenever an instant or sorcery is cast allowing some silly combat tricks and these cheap spells are going to help us with these. 

You can’t catch me 

Anything that grants evasion en masse is going to be very useful here. Cards like Teleportal, Glaring Spotlight, Archetype of Imagination and Thassa, God of the Sea can potentially deal massive damage to your opponents, just charge those creatures up with spells and let ‘em have it. Mizzix’s Mastery is also very good here because you get to cast all of those awesome spells again for free if you can pay the overload cost. Keranos, God of Storms is also a great alternative commander if you find Jori too weak. I also realize that life-gain decks may be a problem here, Leyline of Punishment can fix that though preventing any life gain and fog abilities. 

And Finally… 

Lands could include Temple of Epiphany, Mikokoro, Center of the Sea, Reliquary Tower and Desolate Lighthouse. I have no idea how well this deck will work in a multiplayer setting. It could be quite effective in a french game though. I do hope you find this article both helpful and fun and until next time, Happy Deck Building

meamongthemighty  asked:

"My liege, I come to serve. What is your bidding?" Fizzlepop bowed before the Empress, a bit of a familiar twinkle in her eyes. After having been clarified on the fact that she would not in fact have to bring down her old mentor, Fizzlepop found the whole idea pretty fun. "I know of so many artifacts that would help your cause." ((post reformation funsies okay?))

“Artifacts, hm?” Twilight smiled, the gears in her head at work as she watched Fizzlepop bow before her. Artifacts, no matter their power or prestige, would be incredibly useful in her ultimate mission. Uniting more townships under her command (furthering the research of old ponish magic), decorating her castle with newfound glory (being donated to museums across Equestria), securing her rule in Ponyville (setting up nicely for the coming Nightmare Night festival). Yes, artifacts could definitely end up of some help to her.\

“Well, I’m a fair ruler of course. And I know that you’re one of the most skilled ponies I’ve met. I would have you serve me in whatever capacity you feel is best for you, although I’m certainly interested in those artifacts you mentioned.“ 

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Witches Of Moonlight Falls (Season 5); Part 207}
— Unsights Unseen Now Seen —
Clouds of magical blue mists enwrap the witches mind with a vision of unsights seen - a premonition. Beatrice has received many premonitions lately but this is a past premonition… What can she see? It seems that Belinda’s daughter is in the hands of evil. The premonition hasn’t revealed Barbara’s location but It sure has helped as now Beatrice can see who has taken her the witch who once scorned them was behind the kidnapping. DOREEN CALIENTE – Their greatest nemesis, the supreme witch and queen of hell. Red hair and lips to strike fear into any supernaturals heart and Barbara under her command. Beatrice is able to break the magical slumber, her eyes still closed she manages to speak.
Beatrice: “ I … know who has your… daughter Liam and Belinda: Doreen!!!!! ”

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The Anansi II, full proper name being Kwaku Anansi.

The four-eyed eight-eyed, magical space whale of magicalness under command of one Shaula Serket, as seen during the events of Sights on Heaven.

Because fuck you, space whales are cool.

Somewhere out there in the vastness of the void, Eridan is screaming in outrage.

…I have mentioned Shaula is consecrated to Light, right?

Bottom one is transparent, for all your space whale needs.

ETA: I CAN DO MATH, I SWEAR I DO.