Originally posted by multiscales

***Note to Admins: This is the post you need to reblog!!!!***

Time to start another session of Wonder Tag! This week’s Pokemon is Mawile!

Come hang out in the chat with us here!

1. Be sure to read this post carefully before asking questions or entering any of the games/tags!
2. Be sure to send out good Pokemon! A good general rule is this: if you’d be happy to receive it, send it out! If you’re still stumped after that, tinytheursaring has some great wtw guides you can check out!

Onto the games!

Tag #1: Catch an Admin

Each week, we have a lovely bunch of giveaway blog admins who will hand out prizes if you run into them and your tagline contains “The Usurper King”. The trade will be initiated immediately after the trade completed, but you have to send something decent to get a prize! It is up to each admin to decide what is and isn’t good enough for a prize. Make sure you accept the trade offer quickly, because each admin is only required to wait for three minutes for you to respond!

The prize will vary admin to admin; it could be a rare ball Pokemon, a competitive Pokemon, or even a shiny! It’s entirely up to each admin what they send, but it will be something nice!

Here’s everyone you can catch today!

Tag #2: The Hunt for Mawile!

Since Boska (@thehollowstump​) used his points to usurp WonderTag for a week, he had free reign to pick any Pokemon he wanted for this week’s session - Mawile!  If you trade one of us a Mawile and your message is #The Usurper King, you’ll receive 2 prizes instead of one!

Rules for Admins:
1. Reblog this WonderTag post! You must do this before you win or your win will be invalid!
2. Let us know if you’re unable to participate! If you don’t reblog the post for 3 weeks you will be removed from the list.
3. The Mawile must come from a WonderTag participant with the #The Usurper King message- that includes other giveaway blogs!
4. Take a picture of the Pokemon you received and the other trainer’s IGN and tagline, then make a post listing the time you won and tag @wondertag! That’s it! Make sure you remember to trade your trade partner their two prizes as well!

You have four chances to win! Starting at 12am EDT, there will be four six hour periods! From 12am-6am, 6am-12pm, 12pm-6pm and 6pm-12am you will have the chance to win. One person will be able to win in each period and at the end of the day the Pokemon picked by those blogs will be put into a poll for voting on to choose the next wonder hunted Pokemon! You can find a list of eligible WonderTag pokemon here!

For more detailed rules for admins, check the official rules post here

Tag #3 Scavenger Hunt

On Sunday, we posted a scavenger hunt list! Any time you wonder trade this week, look out for Pokemon that fit the categories on the list. At the end of the week, record your trades that fit the categories and submit them using the provided form. If you complete your list, you get a special prize, and if you submit a list, even one that is incomplete, you get rare candies for each category completed!

Tag #4: Treasure Trove

Have you ever wanted to earn money for wonder trading? Well, you still can’t, but you CAN earn rare candies, which can be redeemed for cool prizes! Every time you trade another #WonderTag participant, you can earn rare candies! Submit a list of your trades here by noon EST on Thursday and start racking up points to buy your prizes, which range from Pokemon to the ability to take over WonderTag for one day! Check out the prize list on the Treasure Trove page to see what you can save your rare candies to buy!


In June of ’78, once Washington made the decision to attack Clinton at Monmouth, he offered Lee the command of the advance guard’s five thousand troops. Qualms or not, Lee had seniority. Lee declined, deeming it beneath him, more the purview of a “young, volunteering general.” Having a particularly puppyish one of those on hand, Washington offered the command to Lafayette. According to the diary of one of his aides, Lafayette was “in raptures with his command and burning to distinguish himself.” Then Lee wanted it back. Then Washington reminded Lee his heart wasn’t in it. Then Lee agreed and backed off. Then he changed his mind yet again. Washington threw up his hands and told Lafayette to proceed. Lee wrote to Washington to complain that if he were usurped by a junior officer, he would be “disgraced.” Lafayette was a good sport and wrote to Washington, “If it is believed necessary or useful to the good of the service and the honour of General Lee . . . I will cheerfully obey and serve him.” Alexander Hamilton wrote, “General Lee’s conduct with respect to the command of this corps was truly childish.” In the end, Washington followed protocol, deciding to let Lee lead the first wave of Continentals. Washington ordered Lee to attack Clinton’s rear guard.
The morning of June 28, Washington kept an ear out for the sound of Lee’s artillery. Hearing neither cannon nor mortar, only the occasional forlorn musket pop, Washington rode toward Monmouth to find out what the holdup was. Quizzing the torrent of Continentals who started coming toward him, Washington determined that Lee had ordered a retreat before much of the corps had even begun to execute his instructions to advance.
Washington, fuming, spotted Lee. Uninterested in Lee’s excuses for calling off the attack, Washington yelled, “Go to the rear, sir.” As Lee rode off, Washington let rip a spew of profanity.
General Charles Scott of Virginia, who had served with both Washington and Lee in the French and Indian War, claimed to hear the whole thing, getting a kick out of His Excellency’s meltdown: “Yes, sir, he swore on that day till the leaves shook on the trees. Charming! Delightful! Never have I enjoyed such swearing, before or since. Sir, on that memorable day, he swore like an angel from Heaven.”
Afterward, Lee was court-martialed and found guilty of disobeying orders, disrespecting the commander in chief, and “misbehavior before the enemy . . . by making an unnecessary, disorderly, and shameful retreat.” Lee was suspended from duty for a year, but his response to that was to send the Congress an offensive letter that insulted the delegates into booting him out for good.
—  Lafayette in the Somewhat United States, by Sarah Vowell

Forgotten Book Quotes: Stannis Baratheon

A good act does not wash out the bad, nor a bad act the good. Each should have its own reward. You were a hero and a smuggler.” He glanced behind at Lord Florent and the others, rainbow knights and turncloaks, who were following at a distance. “These pardoned lords would do well to reflect on that. Good men and true will fight for Joffrey, wrongly believing him the true king. A northman might even say the same of Robb Stark. But these lords who flocked to my brother’s banners knew him for a usurper. They turned their backs on their rightful king for no better reason than dreams of power and glory, and I have marked them for what they are. Pardoned them, yes. Forgiven. But not forgotten.” He fell silent for a moment, brooding on his plans for justice.

Congressman McFadden on the Federal Reserve Corporation Remarks in Congress, 1934

“The Federal Reserve banks are one of the most corrupt institutions the world has ever seen. There is not a man within the sound of my voice who does not know that this nation is run by the International bankers. Every effort has been made by the Federal Reserve Board to conceal its powers, but the truth is-the FED has usurped the government. It controls everything here (in Congress) and it controls all our foreign relations. It makes and breaks governments at will.”

– Congressman Louis T. McFadden. Having survived two prior assassination attempts, he died on October 1, 1936 at the age of 60 under suspicious circumstances.


Mythos/Batman collection: The Joker as Chaos

Egyptian — Set is the god of winds, storms, the red desert, violence, and disorder. He is well-known in Egyptian lore as the usurper who murdered and mutilated Osiris, and the great rival (and equal) of Osiris’ son and heir, Horus. 

Greek — Eris is the goddess of chaos, strife and discord. Presumably, there are two Erises: the daughter of Nyx (Night) and the daughter of Zeus. The second is described by Homer as sister and companion to Ares in the battlefield; in the Iliad, she is the initiator of the Judgement of Paris, and by consequence, the cause of the Trojan War.

WonderTag Admins

For this week only (and any future week when someone cashes in their candies to usurp WonderTag and gives us a custom tagline to use):

Your tagline you use during WTW does NOT need to match the one that you gave us when you asked to be added to the list. If you are using the tagline “The Usurper King” instead of whatever is already listed by your name, you can still win the Pokemon Hunt AND collect points for the treasure trove.

For example, I’ll be using The Usurper King this week instead of GM’s WonderTag. I’m not changing it on the list.

If you’re not interested in earning points for your trades, you can just ignore this.

So there is no need for everyone to rush to send us requests to change their tagline for the admin list, and you can still collect your rare candies for treasure trove! Just use Boska’s custom tagline and don’t worry about it this week!

To everyone else, you can only help an admin win tomorrow if you have “The Usurper King” as your tagline, and you can only collect points for your tags if you and your trade partner both have that tagline!



[looks at the camera like in The Office]

ur not the boss of me tobirama

(except he is. the manager in fact. stupid konoha offices)

(tags @blackkatmagic id like to thank you because i would have never drawn tobirama and madara if i hadnt read your fics)

The Signs as Latin Phrases
  • Aires:a fortiori- from the stronger
  • Taurus:equo ne credite- do not trust the horse
  • Gemini:actus reus- guilty act
  • Cancer:bono malum superate- overcome evil with good
  • Leo:ad sumus- here we are
  • Virgo:fac et spera- do and hope
  • Libra:facta, non verba- deeds, not words
  • Scorpio:barba non facit philosophum- a beard doesn't make one a philosopher
  • Sagittarius:falsus in uno, falsus in omnibus- false in one, false in all
  • Capricorn:absit initial- let injury be absent
  • Aquarius:a mari usurps ad mare- from sets to sea
  • Pisces:esto quod es- be what you are

usurper by amy buxton
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wiz-kauliflower asked:

Do you think Ned and Tywin could have ever been friends? If so, how would it have come about and what would the effect of the resulting friendship be?

Hiya! They’re of different generations (Tywin met Ned’s dad during the War of Ninepenny Kings), and geographically and politically isolated from one another; as such, I don’t see much possibility of it coming about. 

Nor do I think they would’ve gotten along even if it hadn’t been for the murders of Elia and her children, which convinced Ned that Tywin was both evil and attempting to usurp the crown. Ned and Tywin have both built their external identities (internal’s a whole ‘nother matter) around their philosophies of leadership, and those philosophies are so different and indeed opposing (Ned sees smallfolk as people worth learning from; Tywin sees them as objects worth using or breaking) that I can’t see them tolerating, let alone enjoying, each other’s company for long. 

  • Dorian:Vivienne, I'm must have crossed paths with Lady Morrigan in the court, yes?
  • Vivienne:There is no need to use that title, my dear. She is an ill-bred apostate, nothing more.
  • Dorian:Odd, I'd have thought you'd easily relate to a commoner of ambition.
  • Vivienne:You thought incorrectly. It's outrageous that she has been forced on the Inquisition.
  • Inquisitor:I welcomed her among us, Vivienne.
  • Vivienne:As did Celene, yet the only one I've seen benefit is Morrigan herself.
  • Inquisitor:I agree with that.
  • Dorian:Sounds like someone's jealous their position at the empress's side was usurped.
  • Vivienne:Darling, if I was upset by every sycophant who claimed a portion of Celene's attention, I'd have no time to eat or sleep.