veil of mystery


Co-star Jaime Murray about David Suchet’s Poirot smell
(Agatha Christie’s Poirot 10x01: “The Mystery of the Blue Train”)

Seventh house;

Having learned, in the first house, how to be individuals and how to follow our personal inspirations and instincts to be alive in this world, we come to the seventh house’s enchanted mirror in search of interaction with other souls, only to find a beautiful illusionary version of ourselves being reflected back at us.

This is the part of our charts that symbolizes what kind of energies where being veiled by twilight’s mysterious curtains at the time of our birth. Opposed to the first house and to the Ascendant, that symbolize dawn and sunrise of the personality—the traits that come into light—the seventh house and the Descendant are an accumulation of all energies that generally failed to consciously develop in our identity, as this is the point associated to dying sunsets.

Because we believe we’re unable to express our seventh house energies by ourselves, like we do with first house energies, we tend to seek them in other people. Planetary and sign energies in this house, then, describe what kind of traits we tend to look for in others and, as a consequence, the type of people we tend to attract to ourselves in terms of alliances.

The opposition to the first house also symbolizes that our identity changes when faced with other people’s personalities through relationships of any kind. Energies expressing themselves through this house may describe whether this changing process flows naturally or tends to be painful, while also describing to what extent the chart holder is able to adapt to the personal nature of their allies in order to create harmonious, easy-going relationships.

And because the seventh house operates by contrast (between traits we recognize as ours and traits we recognize as exterior), this is the house in which the sense of self can be reinforced, often through interaction with open enemies. This is the way unconscious traits on the Descendant are radically made conscious.

Sun in the 7th house: a model contemplates their own beautiful figure on the surface of a mirror; behind their backs, people silently take photos and appreciate the view. Cooperative and friendly, people with this placement experience happiness and fulfillment through their relationships with others. They’re often unable to see their own personal Sun and cannot truly see how especial they are, and so they’re usually in relationships with people who are confident and can easily express their radiant beams. There is usually great interest or talent in promoting harmonious relationships and environments while also diving into other people’s apparently brighter universe, dissecting sunlight and distributing it for others to enjoy.

Moon in the 7th house: like a mirror, the watery surface of a pool is placid and smooth, amplifying a Crescent Moon’s purified glow. The emotional structure, here, is symbolically tied to alliances and relationships, thus revealing the important role other people play in this person’s life. This is someone who fulfills their emotional needs by recognizing and nurturing other people’s needs, mainly. This may also symbolize that the individual doesn’t consider some of their feelings as their own, especially those with a negative, violent or disapproving connotation. This Moon spends her time considering her reflection on an enchanted mirror, correcting and eliminating the parts of herself that she doesn’t believe to be adequate to the situation… Do you ever wonder where feelings go when they’re rejected?

Mercury in the 7th house: a student listens carefully as their teacher talks, head beautifully resting on their hands; mesmerized and impressed. Those with this placement enjoy the company of smart and eloquent people, since it reminds them so sweetly of their own communicative and mental nature. Because their mental structure is activated by others as if it were a reflection of the outside, they can easily adapt to other people’s realities, universes and interests. Because people with this placement experience mental stimulation through others, they can be very talkative and active when interacting with other people, only to retreat into silence and an interesting kind of absence when no one is around.

Venus in the 7th house: in hopeful tears, a figure sits by the highest window of a highest tower, dreaming of the beautiful hero that will save them one day. Values and self-esteem are bound, here, to one’s relationships. People with this placement value themselves based on the type of love they receive from others, and they also tend to feel good when they’re producing harmony and dissolving conflicts in their alliances, since this will get them closer to the love and validation they’re seeking. There’s usually great skill and interest in social justice, relationship dynamics, aesthetic values and arts. Much like the Moon, Venus here is in a constant struggle, deleting the parts of herself that she finds ugly or inadequate in order to paint the beautiful picture she’s dreaming of.

Mars in the 7th house: a young, passionate knight contemplates the windy landscape of their feelings; clouds grow heavily in the distance, and the wind plays with loose leaves in the air. Where could they soulmate be? A symbol of a remarkable interest for finding aggressiveness and assertiveness in one’s relationships. People with this placement are quite pioneering towards their relationships, and they tend to let their desires and instincts rule their attitudes towards their alliances. Blessed by Mars’ spontaneity, this placement indicates a burning desire towards significant others, usually indicating that relationships are seasoned with feelings of anger and rage, but also passion and sincerity.

Jupiter in the 7th house: partners kiss as they’re declared to be finally married; angels and heavenly figures materialize from the ceiling’s painting, singing songs of a glorious revelation. Jupiter here symbolizes that one’s fortune and search for higher meanings occurs mainly through harmonious interaction with others. People with this placement are usually great at producing harmonious relationships and fruitful alliances. They’ve got strong morals and values as to how a healthy relationship should be, and they might attract to themselves people who may live up to their standards. Interacting with others infuses this individual’s life with a glorious, sparkling sense of hope.

Saturn in the 7th house: holding hands, a couple climbs a long set of stairs very calmly, enjoying the sweet summer breeze as it passes. Their beautiful house grows all around the garden. People with this placement don’t often see how they can be disciplined and orderly in their life, and so they rely on other people to activate this part of them for them. Saturn here also symbolizes the lessons that one must learn in order to build reliable and loving relationships. To build a stable alliance, the individual must be able to build a reliable love towards themselves.

Uranus in the 7th house: a curious angel partially materializes from strings of sunlight coming from the windows, communicating their blessings to newly-formed couple. Uranus here indicates projection of one’s originality and rebellion. People with this placement, then, tend to build relationships with unconventional-looking people. Alliances here have a fresh tone of independence and freedom, and they have an interesting feeling of friendship to them. The individual is usually quite tolerant to their partner’s own behaviours, needs and wants, but may experience some trouble maintaining their relationships on stable ground.

Neptune in the 7th house: a church’s contours are licked by twilight’s mesmerizing lights; the sky is purple, grey and blue. Clouds pass close to the ground. People with this placement search for transcendence and salvation through their relationship with others. Sensitive and dreamy, Neptune here desires for complete dissolution of barriers between people and the healing of old personal wounds, so the individual often acts as if to embrace others and take care of them, feeling an outstanding attraction towards those who are seen as weak, hurt, or helpless. They can easily become solely devoted to their partner, often dissolving their own individuality in the process.

Pluto in the 7th house: enchanted by themselves, a beautiful figure kisses their own reflection upon a mirror’s surface. Pluto in the 7th reveals that metamorphosis occurs mainly through one’s contact with others. Relationships stir deep, unconscious waters, eventually producing massive tidal waves of a most powerful desire to transform and change. The individual may find themselves attracted to powerful, intense people that will change their lives forever through the exposure of wounds imprinted to the Soul. Because of Pluto’s perceptive and exposing nature, people with this placement may find that they can easily read people’s thoughts and motives.

Detail: Edmund Blair Leighton, “The End of the Song” or “Tristan and Isolde”; 1902.

All 9 main characters have been assembled! Character visuals have been revealed at the event for all FMA fans!

Until now, all characters except for Ed and Al have been hidden behind a veil of mystery. At the exhibition on July 12th, an event for all FMA fans, the character visuals were revealed!

The visuals that were revealed to the public recently include those who believe in the brothers’ bond, Ed, Al, and Winry; Those who protect the brothers’ bond, Colonel Mustang, First Lieutenant Hawkeye, and Lieutenant Colonel Hughes; And those who destroy the brothers’ bond, Lust, Envy, and Gluttony. Three sets of three people.

Wrapped in a red cloak with his real hair dyed yellow, showing off his familiar transmutation pose, the protagonist Ed is portrayed by Ryosuke Yamada. The armored younger brother Al, portrayed in CGI thanks to Director Sori’s skills, stands as if he’s really on the scene. Finally, Ed and Al’s childhood friend who is always by their side supporting them, the cute Tsubasa Honda portrays Winry with a truly Winry-like smile.

Next, dressed in stylish military uniforms, we have Dean Fujioka as Colonel Mustang, along with his family at the military’s eastern headquarters- Ryuta Sato with Hughes’ characteristic kind face, and the cool and composed Hawkeye played by Misako Renbutsu, debuting her blonde hair.

Finally, the three artificially created humans known as the “homunculi” make their appearance in a dark and imposing visual. Wearing a sexy and voluptous dress, Yasuko Matsuyuki is Lust the Lascivious, Envy the Jealous is played by Kanata Hongo, and Gluttony the Voracious is Shinji Uchiyama.

The high quality reproductions of the main characters’ full appearances have finally appeared!

(Source: FMA movie official Tumblr)

Most Guardians come back as soon as they can. They don’t like the not-knowing-ness of it, the nothing-feeling. Imagine being full of emptiness: a contradiction in terms until you’ve felt it yourself, felt it boiling up and out of you, and besides, non-terminology fits that non-place better than the alternative. Most run away; yes run, it’s a metaphor of course, what do you think I am, stupid? They run away and they shut their eyes so tight that they don’t see anything until their Ghost wakes them up.

Another metaphor. Dying is not like dreaming.

We’re very metaphorical, we Warlocks. Sometimes others ask us what we see, in the between - because it’s not really death, you know, not as we used to teach it, it’s a between-place of un-being where you exist anyway but aren’t anything. They say ‘do you see a river’ and ‘what was waiting for you’ and they miss the point because they can’t think in metaphor, they can see only allegory and they don’t see the difference, don’t see that the frameworks are broken and don’t fit.

But there is a river there. It is as dark as space and in its depths wink stars that are not stars and they go on forever. I wonder what happens if you drown yourself in it, and whether it is a veil that hides other mysteries or whether within it lies a true end to everything.

It is not so hard to die once, and not so scary, but I am afraid to die in that second place where I am already dead.

- Cryptarch Records // Anonymous

Cirque du Bangtan : A Carnival of Souls (Taegi/BTS)

Genre: Smut - Vampire!AU, Circus!AU, Detective!AU

Words: 14.5K+

Author: Admin Kaycie & Admin JP

Summary: Staring BTS as the exclusive circus troupe behind the nation’s biggest unsolved mystery. In the height of their fame, can Detective Kim Taehyung find the connection between the thousands of corpses turning up suddenly and tie it to the ethereal beings of the bangtan troupe- or will he fall as yet another victim claimed by Cirque du Bangtan, the carnival of souls?

Tags: Smut, Blood Play, Dirty Talk, Double Penetration, Oral Sex, Bukake, Pet Kink, Vampire!AU, etc.

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So I couldn’t sleep last night and wrote this little drabble. 

I think this may be another “to-write-later” stories. But as it is…

“Is it-“

“Oh Merlin, it’s-“

“Someone call-“

“-me get him up!”

“No, don’t move him you fool!”

“No,” he managed to choke out. “No, no!”

They were trying to hold him down.

Hands. Too many hands, touching him…

“Don’t touch me.”

The light was hurting his eyes. The air was hurting his lungs. The smell was hurting his nose. The noise was hurting his ears. Everything was too much. Too much...

Then he felt it. The tingling feeling of a spell washed over him and numbed it all.

Everything stopped.

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anonymous asked:

Hii! Can you do a fic in the future where jughead already published his first novel and he has like some sort of conference or sth where he gets asked questions and all and somebody asks about the girls next door and he talks so sweetly about her and like Betty is in there too and all. Idk if you get it but English isn't my first language. Oh and I love your writing btw you are really talented

*insert here Titanic’s “It’s been 84 years” gif* Yes, it’s a prompt!! I finally uploaded one! Easter holidays are totally messing my writing scedule and I’m so terribly sorry for that. But I’m back in the game and I promise I’ll be my usual bughead obsessed self from now on! So, I’ve finished this just before the episode aired yesterday (I was just so tired to go over it and post it after the episode ended, I’m sorry) and I’m very pleased a lot of things that I wrote became canon. I had so much fun writing this because I’m a sucker for future fics and because that’s pure fluff and a huge, much needed dose of happiness to Jughead’s life! Also I changed the request a little, I wrote this as a TV interview just to make it more grande for Juggie, I hope you don’t mind, nonnie! Thank you for requesting and for your lovely words!!! <3 Hope you all enjoy (and maybe this will make you hate me less for my tardiness) !! <3


Betty could literally feel herself bouncing on her heels with nervous excitement, the velvet material of her blush colored pumps getting scratchy as they rubbed up against each other but, truly, right now, she didn’t give a damn about her potentially ruined shoes. She could only focus on the red digital numbers changing sequentially over the silver doors of the semi-packed elevator she was in, biting her lip nervously and counting mentally in her mind as if that way, somehow, the numbers would run faster and the silver cage would miraculously arrive on her floor in a nanosecond.

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Many witches and wizards, talented though they are in the area of loud bangs and smells and sudden disappearings, are yet unable to penetrate the veiled mysteries of the future.”    (click to enlarge)

happy birthday @pcnsypcrknsn ♥ 


Rashaida Tribe Woman Near Massawa, Eritrea by Eric Lafforgue Photography
Via Flickr:
The Rashaida tribe came to Eritrea from Saudi Arabia about 200 years ago, they live in the desert along the coastline of the Red Sea, are muslim, and their homeland extends from Massawa, Eritrea, to Port Sudan, Sudan; they are nomadic, the men are excellent camel traders and some even go to Emirates to take care of the rich people’s animals; Rashaida women always wear veils to cover their nose and their mouth, but not the hair, Rashaida live in isolated communities, preferring not to live with people of other tribes.

@ ethiopia-and-eritrea Agree with your note and made the needed changes from Eric Lafforgue comment. Thanks for pointing it out.

“Almost nothing earth-shattering can be said about what little we know of Demri Parrott (born 2/22/68), except that she was practically worshiped by her fiancé, Layne Staley.

There is no memorial to this woman, no lasting legacy that rival’s fellow rock-star girlfriend Courtney Love’s, no one even knows who she is. She was a woman veiled in mystery and poetic silence, and yet she succeeded in breaking the spirit of one of the most talented singers of the 20th century.” 


Now according to legend, Slytherin had built a hidden chamber in this castle, known as the Chamber of Secrets. Though shortly before departing, he sealed it until that time when his own true heir returned to the school. The heir alone would be able to open the chamber and unleash the horror within, and by so doing, purge the school of all those who, in Slytherin’s view, were unworthy to study magic. 

anonymous asked:

About the Great Wall movie, it was created by Chinese people and is made in China. Plus Matt Damon's character was specifically written to be a foreigner mercenary and the movie had most of its creative input come from Chinese filmmakers as opposed to Americans controlling it. While Matt Damon's character helps in a major way, he does not save the day, the badass lady in the blue armor (Lin) does.

“…it was created by Chinese people and is made in China.”

Is this supposed to make Asian AMERICANS (including me) shut up about whitewashing and the racism perpetuated by it? You see, the thing about white people is that they think all Asian people are the same. White people CANNOT tell the difference between Asian Americans, Asian immigrants, Asian refugees, and especially Asian people who are native to their own country. But we DO have names, come from different countries and areas, and we have different life experiences you know.

Now, let’s take a little tour of some whitewashed Asian characters/roles. Your favorite movie is at the bottom.

So if you know how to do basic math, we have been whitewashed or had roles taken from us for at least 102 years. But hey, let’s just shut up about it because the latest movie was made by “Chinese people.” And by the way, the movie was NOT “made” by Chinese people. It was directed by a Chinese man (Zhang Yimou) yes, but was written by white men based on a story by Jewish men. Now please embarrass yourself somewhere else.

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09/01/2018 - Ghadamon, the Seed of Azathoth

Little is known about this Great Old One. The title itself betray its origin, a spawn of the Demon Sultan itself, the blue and grey shapeless horror with malformed and misshapen head, with body full of holes, its form oozing some viscous slime. It was called an End of Mankind, but its ploy and purpose is shrouded in a thick veil of mystery. And those who lay their gaze at its form goes surely mad, and so any description we have are a jumbled mess of destroyed sanities.

The lady began rejecting hats instantly. “Dimples,” she said to the pink bonnet, and “Youth” to the caterpillar-green one. To the one of twinkles and veils she said, “Mysterious allure. How very obvious. What else have you?”

Sophie got out the modish black-and-white, which was the only hat even remotely likely to interest this lady.

The lady looked at it with contempt. “This one doesn’t do anything for anybody. You’re wasting my time, Miss Hatter.”

“Only because you came in and asked for hats,” Sophie said. “This is only a small shop in a small town, Madam. Why did you—” Behind the lady, the man gasped and seemed to be trying to signal warningly. “—bother to come in?” Sophie finished, wondering what was going on.

“I always bother when someone tries to set themselves up against the Witch of the Waste,” said the lady. “I’ve heard of you, Miss Hatter, and I don’t care for your competition or your attitude. I came to put a stop to you. There.” She spread out her hand in a flinging motion toward Sophie’s face.

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