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EAST ASIAN MYTHOLOGY MEME:

[6/8] JAPANESE GODS AND GODDESSES | OTOHIME

Toyotama-hime, better known as Otohime [乙姫], is the Japanese goddess of dragons and the sea. She is the daughter of the sea King Ryujin.

Otohime lived in the sea until a young hunter named Hoori came upon her parts of the water, looking for a fishing hook that belonged to his brother. He usually hunted in the mountains, and his brother Hoderi fished, but they had decided to exchange equipment for a day. Hoori lost his brother’s best fishing hook and went under the sea to find it. Otohime saw him and asked her father to help him in his quest. He found the hook, and also found love with the goddess and they were married.

After a few years in living in the underwater palace, Hoori began to long for the world above. He convinced Otohime to go with him. She was pregnant with his child and consented, so long as he would promise not to watch when she gave birth. He agreed and they returned to the surface. Hoori built a house for them to live in, and it was not long until the time of the birth came. At first, he waited patiently outside, but his curiosity got the better of him, and he peeked inside. It was then that he saw a huge black dragon holding a tiny baby. Otohime, who had changed into her alternate form of the dragon to give birth, was ashamed that her husband had seen her in that form, and so she left him and the newborn child to return to the sea.

NEET Collection Characters

Osomatsu | Momotarou

Momotarou was a baby sent from heaven, who was found inside a peach floating down a river. He went on to become a hero by defeating a group of oni with a talking monkey, dog, and pheasant.

Karamatsu | Urashima Tarou

Urashima Tarou was a fisherman who rescued a turtle and was allowed to visit the underwater palace of a dragon god. After returning to the surface, he finds that during the time he stayed in the palace, 300 years had past. Despite being warned not to, he opened a box given to him by the turtle he saved (who had turned into a girl) and rapidly aged into an old man.

Choromatsu | Kintarou

Kintarou was a child with superhuman strength, who was raised by a mountain witch after being abandoned by his mother. In his childhood, he fought various monsters. There is a famous story about him battling a giant carp underwater.

Ichimatsu | Oni

Oni are youkai that have horns, wear tiger-skin loincloths, and are usually seen carrying giant iron clubs. In folklore, most of them are evil and terrorize humans. (If Ichimatsu isn’t just a generic oni, hmu.)

Jyushimatsu | Issun-boushi

Issun-boushi was a boy who was born to an elderly couple and only grew to be 1 inch tall. He sailed to the capital to become a warrior with a boat (bowl), paddle (chopstick), and a sword (needle). He went on to save a girl by defeating an oni and used a magical mallet to become 5′9′’ (then he married the girl).

Todomatsu | Princess Kaguya

Princess Kaguya was a baby who was found and raised by a bamboo cutter who discovered her inside a shining stalk of bamboo. She was extremely beautiful and 5 princes asked to marry her. She gave them impossible tasks to win her hand in marriage and they all failed. Even the emperor asks to marry her and she says no. Later on, she literally pulls a “I MUST RETURN TO MY PEOPLE” and floats back to the moon, where she came from.   

Mermaid Victor

Mermaid victor who falls in love with Yuuri, flouting all the merfolk rules when he basks on the rocks whenever he sees Yuuri alone on the shore, hoping that today is the day he’ll notice him.

One day, Victor is swimming about in the spot where he sometimes sees his favourite human, but instead of solemnly walking his dog, yuuri is having a party with some friends. They’re drinking and playing music, and yuuri has much less clothes on than usual, even swimming in the sea and playing ball games that victor aches to join in with.

The party dies down a little, and yuuri swims further out towards the place victor has been spying on him from. “Hey!” Yuuri calls towards Victor, startling him a little - he has to be more careful not to be seen! He swims away but soon realises Yuuri is out of his depth and struggling, and none of his friends on the shore seem to have noticed.

There’s nothing for it but to save him, haul him over to the rocks where Yuuri coughs a little but is mostly alright.

“You’re real,” Yuuri whispers, reaching out towards him and smiling when Victor leans in to his touch. He’s so warm, and better looking up close, even half drowned and tipsy.

His attention is drawn back to the beach where his friends have finally noticed his absence, and when he turns back, Victor is gone, back to the underwater palace where he will try to pretend he isn’t in love with a human.

The next morning, when victor swims up to the surface to spy on his human, there is a small rowboat by his usual rock. he pops out his head to see who would dare intrude on his spying spot to find that Yuuri is already there waiting for him… ✨

Skateboarding

Percy was desperate on teaching you to skateboard.  
“Percy, I’m gonna fall and probably break my neck.” You whined as you were placing on your helmet and knee pads. He just chuckled and fastened your elbow pads on, “ I’m sure you’ll be fine. I’ll be right here when you need me. ” He set down his skateboard and took your hand, “ step on slowly and adjust your feet like this. ” He set his feet in the proper position to show you when you were on the board.
You sighed a little and gripped his hand tightly when the board shifted underneath you. Percy twisted his hand away from yours and went to your waist instead. He instructed you to balance yourself by holding out your hands while he held your waist and gently guiding you around. You squeaked and turned a bright red when his hands slipped lower to your thigh instead. “ Don’t worry, ” he said, his own face a tinged pink, “ I’m only adjusting your legs so you can gain more balance. ”
You couldn’t stop yourself from blushing, but you could stop being in love with this boy, that wasn’t an option. Percy shifted your leg and placed one hand on your waist the other holding your outstretched hand. You were doing it, you were riding a board. Finally. He let his hands loosely drop to his sides as you rode on.


He grinned widely as you glided across the busy skate park. You were amazing with your balance, rolling past gratified walls and other skaters doing tricks and turning. Percy picked up his Navy and white board, he quickly got on it, his eyes never leaving your retreating figure. He gave a laugh and sped up to meet you. But unfortunately, he didn’t get there in enough time  to push you away from harms way.
A skateboarder, who made fun of your flailing and failing earlier that day , crashed into you and knocked you clean off your (f/c) board. “ Watch it!” The burly skateboarder yelled before he made contact. Just  like your own (e/c) eyes, Percy’s shown with fear; A swelling and pounding in his chest made everything a bit worse. His demigod skills made everything seem like it was slow motion for at least a second and a half as he processed that his girlfriend was just tackled by a broad, long-haired, brunette boy apparently named Zeke since his friends were yelling and shouting his name. Percy’s body was fueled by anger and pure adrenaline as he sprinted over to the tossed and bruised pair, leaving his skateboard behind him. When he got there the first thing he did was what any good boyfriend would ask. “Are you hurt? Any broken limbs? ” He asked giving you a look over.


You groaned and held your head, which was bleeding badly since you didn’t strap your helmet on. When you removed your hand from the bleeding spot, Percy saw that it was much worse than imagined. “ Poseidon’s underpants are you kidding me!” he yelled. He pulled your body slightly so that your head was in his lap. He felt like beating his head into a wall for letting this happen to you.  He dipped down to kiss your forehead before frantically searching for  help. Then he saw it, a business man holding a phone up to his ear and shouting in it angrily. “Hey you! Call 911 my girlfriend may have a concussion. Are you even listening to me? ” Percy shouted at the man. You on the other hand were getting sleepy and your vision was becoming a blurry mess dotted with black. Your body seemed  to go from hot to cold. The blood was dripping down from your temple and down onto your boyfriend’s lap, soaking his jeans. the business man glanced up at the distressed pair once and then twice for a double take. He shouted a quick “call you back” into the phone before dialing the help number, 911.


Percy blinked back tears that were wanting to drain out. This was not happening, this can’t happen and it won’t.
He cupped your face and sniffled a little. “ Hey eyes on me (y/n), look we can go get Ice cream later. We can watch (your favorite movie) together. I’ll show you the corals under the sea; My dad’s underwater palace, we can go there if you want. ” His voice got lower as he spoke so no one would over hear. Your eyes started to close with every breath you took, “ Percy…shut up and love me. ” You mumbled with a slight smile tugging on your lips. He chuckled and dipped down again to kiss your lips softly, he lingered for a second before leaning up to glance around. An ambulance siren could be heard not to far away from the distressed couple that lay in the middle of the skate park. He leaned down one more time  to kiss her before the men rushing up behind him took her.

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You opened your eyes to see a bright white light over your head before it dims out into a hospital room. Your head was pounding with a headache and your eyes were stinging, basically you were in pain. You look around the grey looking room with distaste, searching for Percy. He wasn’t there. All that was beside your bed was your (m/p) and a nurse refilling your IV. You frowned, thinking that he left you alone. “It’s alright”, you thought, “he was probably needed or something.”  You sighed to let them know you were awake. “ Oh honey you’re awake!” your (m/p) said with a relieved face. The nurse smiled and went out of the room without a word, well, except for when she excused herself at  the door. “ (y/n) you’re awake! ” Percy said while sitting down his pizza on the side table. “Oh he was eating, he didn’t leave me.”
You smiled and raised up only to lay back down holding your head, which was covered in bandage. “Wow” you laughed, “ looks like I’m pretty bad ass with this battle wound huh? ” he cracked a smile and held your hand,“ I didn’t know you’d get hurt badly enough to be in a hospital. ”
You shrugged barley enough so that your head wouldn’t ache anymore. “It’s my fault anyways, I didn’t strap my helmet on. ”
Percy  shook his head and  smirked a little. “ So, let’s get back to the ‘Shut up and love me part’ eh?  ”

“Guys parental guidance is standing right here. ” Your (m/p) said with an awkward stance. You blushed and cleared your throat, “ Yeah Percy, I’m never skateboarding again.Ever.”




rayer132  asked:

Hey for your Voltron Percy Jackson AU, I was wondering what Lance thinks about Hades and Zeus visiting Keith and Shiro? I mean he's a child of the big three as well and he's got to be feeling left out.

[Voltron PJO AU] Ever since Shiro shared to the whole gang that his father, Zeus, visited him, Lance was happy. He truly was happy for his friend. It was one of the things they all wanted. However, Lance knew that he’d forever be jealous of Keith who had Hades visiting him monthly. He thought that with Shiro not meeting Zeus, he’d be okay, but now knowing that even Zeus appeared right in front of Shiro, Lance felt so left out. He knew a lot of other demigods hadn’t seen their godly parents but Lance was one of The Big Three Boys. Two out of three had seen their Dad.

Lance had never seen or met Poseidon. Not even when he was a kid, which was apparently a common thing to happen with the big three children. 

He’d been down the whole day, so he decided to swim by the lake to get rid of his depressing mood. He didn’t know how long he was under water but when he went to the surface, he saw Keith sitting down by the wooden dock.

Lance let out a squeal out of surprise. “DUDE! DON’T YOU EVER DO THAT!” He placed a hand over his racing heart.

The son of Hades was going to kill him.

“Lance, do you hate me?” Keith asked, ignoring what he just said.

Lance snorted. “Why do you care? But yes, I do. But not so much. I tolerate you, Mullet Head.” He paused and scrunched up his nose. “Okay, maybe I do like you a little but only because Shiro wouldn’t stop talking about wonderful his boyfriend is and I know that Shiro wouldn’t lie. Shiro is really sappy, isn’t he? I still don’t get why he—”

“It’s about my Dad, isn’t it?” Keith cut him off.

Surprised by the question, Lance just stared at his friend. He pulled himself up to sit beside Keith, wrapping his arms around his legs. “It’s not about your Daddy, Mullet.”

“Lance,” Keith made a face. “I’m not dumb.”

“That’ll be the first.” Lance sighed and told Keith everything. How he felt so left out and that perhaps Poseidon didn’t really care that much about him after all. Lance went on and on, while Keith just nodded along, both staring into the lake. They were quiet after a while, Lance thought perhaps Keith was thinking he’d had more to add, and when he didn’t, Keith spoke.

“We can’t choose our parentage,” Keith began. “The fact that you’re still alive and being able to discover new abilities says a lot. Whether you believe it or not, Poseidon loves and cares for you. If he didn’t, then you’d probably be dead right now.”

“Wow, thanks, Keith. You were doing great there with comforting me for a second, then suddenly you just had to turn all morbid.” Lance grimaced. 

“Sorry, it’s a child of the Underworld thing,” Keith frowned. “But I do believe. I mean when Zeus visited Shiro, the god of the gods had his reasons. Pretty sure your Dad has one, too. It took Shiro a lot of years to see his Dad again, so maybe just give yours some time. Maybe when he’s on his day off or something.” He added a shrug.

“You sound so sure,” Lance smirked. “You buddies with my Dad?”

“Yeah, Broseidon texted me a while ago actually,” Keith pretended to fish out his phone from his pocket. “We’re gonna go for some grub later. Wanna come with us?”

“You idiot,” Lance laughed.

Keith smiled and then suddenly Shiro was hovering over the lake in front of them. “Hey, guys!” He turned to Keith and added, “I was just looking for you.”

Shiro leaned in to give Keith a soft peck to which the son of Hades beamed at. “Whatever do you need me for?”

“Coran was asking for us, something about… a thing,” Shiro tilted his head. “Not quite sure what exactly it was.”

Keith nodded, getting up as he dusted his pants. “Okay,” he turned to Lance. “Wanna head back with us using Shiro Airlines?” 

Lance saw Shiro rolled his eyes fondly. He shook his head, “Nah, you disgusting married couple go ahead. I’m just gonna swim for a little more.”

Both boys nodded, then Shiro placed his arm around Keith’s waist ready for take off, when Keith grabbed his hand instead and interlaced them. “No, sweetie. We’re shadowtravelling.” 

And with that they were gone, leaving Lance smiling to himself. He dived back to the lake and just floated, looking up to the sky. He knew Keith was right, his Dad probably had reasons and he didn’t want to force him to materialize in front of him if he couldn’t.

“Hey, Dad. I hope you’ll invite me soon to your Underwater Palace. That’ll be great, don’t you think?” Lance whispered to himself and then suddenly he felt waves pushing him. He looked to his side and saw that the waves were just directed at him. He smiled to himself. “I shall expect your text to Keith then.” He chuckled to himself as he dived towards the bottom of the lake.

I’M SCREAMING

We’re 3 months away from this glitter-bomb and they gave us some stuff to scream about. I think I’ll do just that. I took my sweet time putting this together, I know, but there’s a fair bit to unpack and a lot to be excited about so, let’s go through it all!

Animation

Okay, so first things first: people are calling this a 2D movie and that’s not really that accurate.

It certainly has some 2D elements, like the backgrounds, but the style of animation only makes the characters look 2D, when in fact they’re 3D models.

You can tell in how they move. If I were to give you a still screen shot, you might guess that it was from a 2D animation, but in motion, you can tell what it actually is: cel-shading.

I had a hunch that’s what it was so I asked a storyboarder who worked on the MLP movie (and the show) if I was right and she said: 

The program they’re using is ToonBoom, which does rigs with 2D toon shaders, among other things!

You know, I don’t often call things, but I fucking called it. Let me have this. Just to give you a quick definition from Wikipedia:

“Cel shading or toon shading is a type of non-photorealistic rendering designed to make 3-D computer graphics appear to be flat by using less shading color instead of a shade gradient or tints and shades.”

3-dimensional figure with cel shading, has the effect of making it  look 2D. Typically seen with thick outlines on the outside and little to no outlines on the inside:

(Team Fortress 2 itself isn’t normally cel shaded, but that’s a great example a fan made of what cel shading usually looked like when I was growing up)

Cel shading without outlines, as seen in Wind Waker. 

  • Like I said, just seeing this still image, it looks 2D, but watching it move, you can tell there’s a 3rd dimension to the character with the features and lineart mapped out onto the models to make it look 2D
  • Which by the way, is really unique for a major release! I don’t know about anyone else, but I was excited that MLP: The Movie seemed to be 2-D since there hasn’t been a domestic 2-D animated movie since Winnie the Pooh in 2011. 6 damn years! While I maybe would’ve ideally liked a completely 2-D animated movie, the backgrounds and the cel shading works in really neat ways, and it will definitely make the movie stand out 
  • The purely 3-D objects seem unfinished at the moment (but that’s not out of the ordinary, CGI seems to be one of the last processes). It needs texture or shading or something, and I can tell because most of the ship looks too soft (too much like a model) to be metal. I really think this will be fixed for the final product, but that’s probably the most jarring part of the style at the moment
  • Not all of the 3-D looks unfinished, but the best looking parts are still the painterly, 2-D stuff (look at those towers; they’re really stylized, but you can tell they’re 3D in a more 2D environment)
  • THAT DIGITALLY PAINTED VERSION OF CANTERLOT THOUGH:
  • The light effects are definitely 3-D in the fireworks and rainboom
  • Oh, and speaking lighting, so much of it looks so pretty! There are one or two times when the colours are slightly off, but the majority of the time it looks freaking gorgeous
  • You can kinda see by looking at Rarity that the shading is juuust slightly off here (kinda like they were for the teaser trailer), but then you look in the background and see this BEAUTIFUL background and Twilight all upset and worried about this invasion, and it feels like such a nitpick to worry about what will probably still be cleaned up before it hits theaters
  • We also get some really great expressions, so they’re not really limited by the 3D models underneath (if I’m right about that)
  • Also, just as one last little note here, the style is detailed enough to see little things about the characters we didn’t know up until now, like the fact that the spines on the side of Spike’s head are translucent, or that the colours of RD’s mane aren’t 100% perfectly separated
  • Overall with the animation, I’m so impressed not only by how gorgeous it is,but by how willing they were to take a risk and incorporate a 3D element in the form of  (I think) cel-shading. This only really matches the creative spirit of the MLP team, though. Whether or not you agree on how well they always execute everything, they always try to step up their game with every new season and push themselves to be and do better.
  • And while I will say that if some of the more 3D parts (yeah, I’m talking about the zeppelin/airships mostly) aren’t fixed for the final release, I would have a bone to pick with them, but I have faith that we’ll be seeing a much smoother integration of that 3D on the big screen.

Story and Character Details

I really appreciate that they didn’t outright spoil anything too big. It’s definitely a well-cut trailer! We basically only know about the same information we did before, with just a hint or two as to things like who the true villain is.

  • Just based on the focus given to these characters in the trailer (and what I know of the Storm King’s characterization in the first Movie Prequel comic that was just released), seems like he’s not as big of a threat as the commander of his fleet, Tempest. 
  • It’s a kind of villain we haven’t seen on the show or even in EQG, and not only that, but 
  • She’s got a fantastic voice actress behind her, so she can pull off the deliciously evil vibe well without, say, reminding us too much of Chrysalis or other powerful animated villains from Disney classics
  • Plus her design with the broken horn and her magic sparking up out of it is instantly intriguing to me: for such a powerful presence, it’s awesome to see her weakness (and most likely shady past) is always on display—especially for a commander character, that’s just really cool
  • Grubber seems to be pretty standard so far, nothing he’s done has really impressed me quite yet, but I’m hoping his best stuff is saved for the movie itself
  • The sky pirates (or skyrates) look like a lot of fun, and in context I can see how well the bipedal birb pirate blends with the universe (the bipedal designs were the ones I had the most trouble with)
  • On top of that, we have sea ponies at last! And they’re far more adorable than I ever could’ve hoped
  • The original sea pony designs from G1 looked a lot more like sea horses, with curling tails and fins on either side, but I think the meraid-ish look is both more marketable for Hasbro and more appealing to look at (the original sea ponies always seemed like a joke in the fandom to me, I admittedly never understood why people would actually want it in G4)
  • And a-ha! Good queens do exist! Poor Celestia and Luna. Always a princess, never a queen.
  • Oh, and Seaquestria? It’s freakin’ beautiful. I LOVE the rich blues and purples here. If you haven’t had a chance to check out the 360 image of the underwater palace complete with an excellent piece of background music, treat yourself.
  • The Mane 6′s sea pony designs are pretty dang adorable. I don’t have anything interesting to say, I just like the cute water horses, okay?

Minor Details and Incidentals

I’ll start out by saying Twilight’s narration in the trailer is pretty standard, but still heartwarming (mostly because I already know and love these characters though). It sort of reminds me of the bits of narration from the How to Train Your Dragon movies, although those had a bit more character to them. 

The what could possible go wrong? line, though. It just makes me laugh thinking of all the flashbacks we could have to the series. 

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I guess she’s talking about that festival specifically that she’s organizing, and in that way it’s a show of character development (in a similar way to the character development on display in A Flurry of Emotions, where Twilight is told she’s late and doesn’t have a panic attack or worry about what could go wrong… too much), but it’s still hilarious to contrast the idea that nothing could go wrong in Equestria to… literally all of the show. 

  • AJ and RD protecting their friends even before the others have gotten over the shock of whatever they’re seeing tho
  • Starlight and Trixie get a bit of screen-time together and it’s adorable. Starlight might be stuck in Canterlot for the duration of the adventure, but I’m glad to see her included. Characters like Discord who might be too hard to explain to new audiences are understandable losses, but even if Starlight’s cameo is brief, it’s good to see her role acknowledged
  • In terms of music, Sia’s looking adorable so far, and Lukas Graham’s as of yet unreleased Off to See the World sounds pretty catchy (it’s the song at the end of the trailer), so they’ve got talent behind the vocals!
  • Jumping back to little details, it’s neat how sea pony magic has a very distinct look from unicorn/alicorn magic. Also, the bubbles are really cute
  • And, okay, I just wanted to take a minute to appreciate how serious this ponk is. Can we all just stop and take a look, because in this scene Twilight’s saying how she’s the one Tempest is after, and she should probably face this alone, which seems to be our Princess of Friendship’s big dilemma in this movie, and Pinkie’s clearly trying to tell her she’s crazy
  • Gotta love that they didn’t just go for hyperactive comic relief Pinkie Pie; they don’t seem to be boiling down these characters to just one trait (which is partially why I loved the moment where RD and AJ defend the girls; RD’s ego will no doubt be on display throughout the movie, but you’ll also see she’s ready to lay down her life for her friends)
  • And hey, lookie here! Canterlot got a make-over… and a contractor. There’s more pink than there typically is and it doesn’t necessarily match what we’ve seen of it in the show. Especially places like the throne room:
  • And you know, I’m a little torn on this detail? It’s beautiful, and I’m digging the starry night mosiac they’ve got going on back there, but it would’ve been nice to see the throne room we know and love rendered in this new style, you know? I’m gonna miss the deep magentas and the stain glass windows of the Mane 6′s accomplishments. I know that’s mostly the fangirl in me, but I like seeing continuity nods back to the show (like hey look: Cadence gets a cameo!)
  • Unless Canterlot gets destroyed and subsequently rebuilt in the season 7 finale, in which case I’ll shut my mouth
  • Speaking of which, I still have to wonder exactly when this will take place in the series, or if it exists slightly to the left of canon like the Equestria Girls movies (which, I mean, I consider canon, but still). I know there’s ties into the comics, but I wonder if/when the show will acknowledge the events of the movie… I guess only time will tell

And for now, I think that about wraps it up! All in all, I’m beyond excited to see this thing, as anyone could’ve guessed. 

It should also be noted that a lot of kids movie trailers focus on the fun, comedic portions of the movie, so while I do think it’s mostly going to feel like this, I’m also looking forward to the more character-driven feelsy parts. As we well know, you can never get the full scope of a movie from just the trailer, but it’s usually especially true for kids movies.

Even just from what we have seen, it looks like we’re in for a ride. Can’t wait to get on.


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Year of the Pony

Fins and Needles: Alexander Hamilton X John Laurens

Word Count: 5394

Summary: Alexander Hamilton, starring as the Little Mermaid. 

Warnings: Mentions of blood


Casting

The Little Mermaid: Alexander Hamilton

The Prince: John Laurens

The Sea-King: George Washington

The Mermaid Sisters: Marquis de Lafayette ; Hercules Mulligan ; Angelica Schuyler ; Eliza Schuyler

The Sea-Witch: Peggy Schuyler


Once upon a time, the waters of all the oceans glimmered as blue as the sky, and these waters were so deep that no man nor creature could swim to the bottom; and the pillars of all the buildings in the world, all upright and joined together at each end, would only graze the surface of what dwelled in the deepest parts of the ocean. Beyond these steeples would dwell the giant whales and fish bigger than any mortal has caught; deeper still one would find the sea-monsters of your deepest nightmares, the ones in the stories told by nannies to keep children away from the water; and in the deepest part of the ocean, where the water ends and the sand begins, dwelled the kingdom of the Sea-King.

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~Poseidon, who was equal to his brother Zeus in place but not in power, and who had a surly, defiant character, he set straight to build his underwater palace where the sea of Aiges (aiga, αίγα stands for goat in greece, and the goat is one of Poseidon’s totemic representations) lies, in Euboea. In his spacious stables Poseidon’s white horses for his chariot reside, with bronze hooves and golden manes, and a golden chariot that when approaches the storms cease, and sea monsters emerge thrilling around it.~
Robert Graves

Poseidon, the primary force of the element of water, feared in his unpredictable nature and yet abundant. Poseidon’s waters are no different than those lurking inside our unconscious mind, the storms ready to emerge as we’re examining our emotional wounds, as we’re confronting the mystery of our origins and consciousness levels. Poseidon’s power is underwater, where many treasures as much as wrecks and ruins hide. We should approach Poseidon with great care and sensitivity in order not to awaken the “sea monsters” but to gain a meaningful access to inner realities.

Poseidon statue, Versailles, France

lurkingcrow  asked:

So I have to go to work soon but I did promise you crack in the morning! In the matchmaking Jedi AU Obi-Wan is so looking forward to payback when Anakin comes of age. So is the rest of the galaxy. Knight Kenobi's apprentice? Who is already shaping up to be just as handsome? Sign them up! Except Anakin keep insisting that he already knows who he's gonna marry - Obi sighs and pats him on the head because come on, Padmé only met him briefly! But then comes AOTC and oh no. Damn. There goes his fun!

akzncbn Obi Wan had such high hopes!! He’d already made So Many spreadsheets! there is a meticulously organized (non-electronic, so Anakin doesn’t see) classification system! he’s been poring over it in Quinlan’s quarters because of Anakin’s tendency to barge into Obi Wan’s room at All Times.

it’s a little stressful by now, honestly—Hondo gets involved in one of Obi’s missions and by that point Obi Wan is so Stressed about Mission Anakin’s Potential Royal Suitors that he just. Explodes.

“NO I DO NOT WANT TO BECOME A CORELLIAN PRINCE’S DEVOTED HOUSE HUSBAND, HONDO. You have tried to sell me this scam four times this year, I HAVE MORE IMPORTANT THINGS TO DO. I have FIVE royals lined up to discreetly interview for Ahhnakin this week! FIVE!!”

which is how somehow Hondo gets involved too. he keeps showing up in Anakin’s kitchen with Files, and Anakin doesn’t know how to make him leave.

“Uh, I’m not Obi Wan.”

“Yes I am aware of that, Skywalker. How have you been? Not too physically or romantically occupied I hope!”

“What? I don’t…oh sure, help yourself to dinner. :| anyways Obi Wan isn’t here, so if you could just—”

“But alas! It is you I must speak to today. Now, how do you feel about underwater palaces—”

so in canon greek mythology poseidon and amphitrite literally did not give a flying heck about their marriage and they both slept around and had a thousand children so guess what this means

  • amphitrite making triton play nice with percy when he’s underwater
  • amphitrite making sure that percy’s room in the underwater palace is clean and ready for him at all times
  • amphitrite telling poseidon to stop being a cryptic bastard with his son and tell him what’s going on
  • amphitrite keeping an eye out on percy when he’s a little kid because poseidon is worried out of his mind but can’t even approach him.
  • amphitrite comforting poseidon when he worries and cracks under the pressure of his son possibly being the prophecy child
  • amphitrite totally loving sally jackson and asking percy how his mom is all the time 
  • amphitrite giving percy girl advice because percy knows she won’t get emotional or freaked out about how grown up he is
  • amphitrite pulling some strings to make sure that tyson gets time off from the forge to go visit percy during the summer
Things I desperately want to see in Hiveswap:
  1. Information on the freaking intergalactic empire the trolls have. just like. aliens and space travel is nothing to them and i want to see that. I at least hope the kids travel to the moon(moon) frequently like meenah did on beforus
  2. Seadwellers?? like wtf there’s not just aliens but UNDERWATER aliens with mythological hippocampi and it was just never discussed? if there’s not a super cool underwater palace with cridea i will be so disappointed
  3. how tf do trolls tell time. like we know how long a sweep is but otherwise we just have all this nonsensical “third autumn” and “12th bilunar perigee” like that means anything
  4. the relationship between a troll and their lusus because they all died like 2 minutes into hivebent before we could really learn anything
  5. just generally how their culture works with like a caste system and royalty and being automatically given a house when your born but also what appears to be a capitalistic economy?
  6. PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF EVERYTHING GIVE ME HEALTHY QUADRANTS
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Red uchikake.  Mid Edo period (1750-1825), Japan.  The Kimono Gallery. This rare and stunning chirimen crepe-silk uchikake wedding kimono which features twenty-five embroidered tortoises. The richness of the dyes and silks, the extensive metallic embroidery, and the extraordinary design indicate that this was created by talented artists for a high-ranking samurai family. No other extant kimono found in museums or known private collections bears design similarities to this unique example. It so unusual for a kimono to be decorated with only tortoises, that one scratches one’s head about the intent: it has the padded hem typical of uchikake, but could this robe have been created for a different function than a wedding, such as for the stage or a different ceremony, a Shinto one perhaps? The embroidered tortoises were created with silver and gold couching. Some of the turtle shells are of gold, while others are of a gold/silver mixture. This couching is unusual in that it involves not only the main outside, but also the interior and the padded hem. The five mon (family crests) are couched in gold thread. The inner lining is of a beni red sha silk. Young samurai women of high birth were dressed in this particular color of red - known as “akahime” to mean red princess. The red represented the passion hidden within a blue blood. Japanese notions regarding the tortoise (kame) form a complex tapestry woven from Hindu, Taoist, Confucian and Buddhist traditions. These traditions claim that the tortoise helps prop up the world, guards the northern quadrant of the universe together with the snake, and carries on its carapace sacred inscriptions. The animal is believed to live an exceptional age, at which time, it develops a flowing white tail and exhales special vapours that conjure up sacred jewels. Beliefs in the tortoises longevity have linked it, in turn, to the Taoist paradise of Mount Horai and to the underwater palace of the Dragon King of the Sea. . This latter linkage is reflected in folktales. “Urashima Taro” the most prominent among them, that feature a tortoise navigating between the real and imagined worlds and the terrestrial and marine domains.

namor with women: my beautiful lady the pleasure is all mine to bask in your beauty that rivals the moonlit sea on a starry night please excuse me if i cant take my eyes off you you are simply the most stunning creature in existence did i mention im a king i could make you my queen ill take you to my underwater palace perhaps we should go there now if you would permit the honor

namor with men: yO WHAT THE FUCK YOU LOOKIN AT YOU WNAA FUCKING FIGHT M E OR SOMETHING LETS GO?!!?