hey so in this episode we learned that Rose had a trash pile where she hoarded stuff and we already know Amethyst hoards trash piles too, and they’re both Quartzes.
so I’m wondering if this is a typical Quartz trait, like they have a natural drive to collect things (like a dragon), perhaps because they’re a warrior Gem and perhaps collect trophies from enemies, but since Rose and Amethyst didn’t really do that kind of stuff Earth, they just collected things.
or perhaps this was something Rose did and Amethyst just learned it from her. Either because she wanted to be like Rose and she was mimicking her or maybe it’s something Rose specifically taught her, like it was one of their special things that they bonded over (maybe Amethyst felt off for being a quartz and not really feeling like one, so Rose introduced her to the collecting habit as a Quartz trait?)
I dunno, it’s very interesting to me and I’m really curious to learn more about this commonality between Rose and Amethyst
A very happy and hot July day to all of you audio drama fanatics out there! There’s so much to look forward to during the summer: the beach, the barbecues, and the bountiful amounts of free audio drama seeking out new listeners to tell their stories to.
Strap on and dive in, saddle up, and stay Scottish if you haven’t already because my selection will keep your summer’s filled with the most delightful sounds available.
Looking for something fresh to please that sudden thirst for audio storytelling? Look no further as PodCake has six more podcasts you’ll certainly love.
1. A Scottish Podcast
When washed up radio DJ Lee finds himself “between jobs” he decides to launch a paranormal investigative podcast series, inspired by the likes of The Black Tapes, The Message, and Limetown. Enter The Terror Files. Aided by his long suffering sidekick, struggling musician Dougie, the pair embark on their first investigation - by heading down into a newly uncovered vault underneath Edinburgh’s old town.
Comedy and horror is a combination I barely see in audio drama and A Scottish Podcast is the answer to just how well the two can combine. With our host Lee, we get a look into a protagonist that functions his own show, providing some fascinating insight into the woes of audio drama management…albeit with some more supernatural elements sprinkled in.
For those who enjoy more adult humor, A Scottish Podcast is guaranteed to give you your fill of tasteful yet vulgar comedy all wrapped up with some genuine heart and dedication to producing a one of a kind podcast.
2. The Haven Chronicles
The Haven Chronicles follows the mysterious events that have unfolded on Haven.
Step into the Haven and the Haven chimes back with a fascinating sci-fi adventure story. This follows the mission of a group of soldiers responding to a distress beacon from a backwater planet and getting a little more than they bargained for in the process.
Complete with some excellent acting chops, atmospheric sound editing, and a gripping tale containing an underlying mystery, suspense, and just the right amount of comedy, The Haven Chronicles delivers and is bound to be a fun ride.
3. Wynabego Warrior: The Tale of John Waynnabe
A modern day old west tale, wrought with peril and danger, redemption, and renewal. The tale of a man determined to find the old west that he remembers from the silver screen of his youth.
A very overdue recommendation on my part though Wynabego Warrior, one of many shows in the works by Audioblivious Productions, is the western podcast you never thought you were missing from your feed.
A unique contender drawing inspiration from old fashion cowboy tales, our lead John Waynnabe pursues a journey of self discovery with some bumps in the road as he finds both friends to stick by his side and foes interrupting his happy trails.
Two months ago, Wren woke up covered in blood, suffering from memory loss, and surrounded by the remnants of some strange cult ritual. SPINES is the story of her search for answers, and the deadly, powerful people she encounters along the way.
We’re all due for a summertime scream fest and Spines is here to deliver. With our lead Wren acting as narrator, we follow them through a twisted tale filled with all the icky, eerie details we seek in the best of horror podcasts.
If you’re eager to learn about bloody attics and creepy cults and can’t get enough delightfully gory mysteries, Spines will grant you a very spine tingling listening session.
From the creators of The Bunker podcast - MarsCorp is a 12-part scripted comedy podcast about Station Supervisor E.L. Hob’s first year at MarsCorp, a terraforming colony established on the red planet in 2070.
From the same minds behind the audio drama original The Bunker by Definitely Human, we have a sci-fi serial comedy for those looking for stories on Mars beyond The Penumbra.
For fans of Wolf 359 dreading the beloved show’s conclusion, MarsCorp is a fresh and intriguing selection that is sure to give you that right fill of comedy and tragedy in a delightfully fun and futuristic setting.
6. Under Pressure
A near future podcast about life aboard the underwater research station Amphitrite featuring deep sea scholars, love, oblique literature references, and chaotic neutral kraken.
Now diving twenty thousand leagues into a fresh podcast published this year.
Those who may like aquatic themed tales such as The Bridge and Passage may find some common sea ground here as Under Pressure dives into the audio logs of Rebecca, a member aboard station Amphitrite
alongside crew mates seeking information about the deep mysteries of oceanic life.
One part survival story of both the dark depths of the ocean and survival boredom from being in said position, Under Pressure promises light comedy and sea creatures that will hopefully make listening something more sweet than salty.
So I was finally able to take some better pictures of my Mulan and Shang set!
I love this set so much! Pictures do NOT do it justice! I’m so impressed with all the details Disney put into Mulan especially! I would honestly liken the quality of Mulan’s outfit to that of the first line of designer couple dolls. She’s THAT impressive! And she’s not even wearing a dress!
-So anyways I think it’d be very interesting if cats decorated themselves for events/ceremonies especially the leaders. In Wolves Of The Beyond the wolf chieftains weaved prey bones into their fur to create a special “song” when they walked, leaders will do this at Gatherings or ceremonies.
-Leaders will weave bones, plants, and flowers into their fur as well as creating a crown of flowers, etc.
-They could also use different berries to stain their fur and such.
-It was rumored Brokenstar stained his fur with deathberries and kit blood.
-Battle paint is often used when going to war
-Medicine cats and leaders will always keep some flowers and bones dressed at all times (though not all their outfit stays on 24/7).
-Deputies will typically have some sort of small accessory on them to dignify them.
-Riverclan cats nearly always use shells and fishbones, as well as willow, lilies, and pond irises. For added sparkle they also use fish scales.
-Thunderclan usually uses mouse, vole, and squirrel bones with brambles, thistles, daisies, and bracken. They often use sparrow, jay, or robin feathers too.
-Shadowclan overall decorates with the most bones which are usually snake, frog, rat, bat, or lizard. Bat wings, dried frog legs, raven or crow feathers, and lizard or snake scales are often incorporated. Out of all Clans they use flowers the least though leaders and highly honored warriors collect roses.
-In the Clans flowers are not seen as “feminine” Tigerstar’s crown actually included blood red roses and thorns.
-Shadowclan is infamous for coating their claws in deathberry juice or snake venom in battle.
-Windclan uses the most flowers out of the five. They love sweet scented flowers of all kinds, their garb is known to be softer in both texture and color. They often use sheep’s wool as added fluff. Very battle hungry warriors/leaders or tunnelers are honored with rabbit skulls and bones.
-Hawkheart was the only medicine cat known to Windclan to incorporate bones in his dress.
-Windclan tunnelers would wear crystals or pretty rocks during ceremonies. Their crowns nearly never contained flowers or grass but mostly bones, roots, and twigs.
-Skyclan’s crowns were very different and often included Twoleg things such as cloth or glass. They were made mostly of bird and squirrel bones and feathers.
-Leaders’ and medicine dens are heavily decorated with bones, feathers, fur, and flowers.
-In Thunderclan a deer and two badger skulls are hung on the walls. A badger pelt is also used for the leader’s nest. The badger skulls and pelt were dried and cleaned from two badgers killed in the badger attack.
-In Shadowclan many snake and bat skulls line the walls, in the center being a fox skull and pelt said to have been killed by Cedarstar.
-Windclan’s leader’s cave is centerd around a sheep skull (one had been found dead many moons ago) and rabbit skulls. The sheep’s skin is highly prized and was carried by warriors throughout the Great Journey. There are also innumerable heather flowers in the (underground) den.
-Riverclan decorates with clams and shells mostly. They prefer a more plant and moss orientated leader nest than other clans.
-Skyclan’s leader den has many bird skulls but in the center lies a pile of extraordinarily soft feathers.
-Many warriors dens also contain pelts and such to sleep on.
-It is often the medicine cat’s job to clean and dry pelts and bones. Bones improperly cleaned smell terrible and rot.
-During warrior ceremonies or when announcing mates all the clan will dress win their very best.
-Warriors are buried with their garb though often a mate or kit is allowed to keep a lock of fur and add it to their own dress.
-The warrior’s dress and ceremonial outfit is where the kittypet rumor of “they eat bones!” started.
Anyways sorry that was so long! Hope you guys enjoy :3 I was inspires by @aesthetic-warriors to think of more headcannons!
au + 5 hc - Maiko if they were part of the Sun Warriors civilization
1. Canon I think points petty strongly to there being a period where Ozai favored both his children, before he decided Azula fit his idea of ideal offspring better than her brother did, but what if that wasn’t the case? What if Zuko were a sickly baby, or otherwise was imperfect in Ozai’s eyes? What if he wanted to rid himself of this flawed child? Ursa is horrified and also terrified for her baby. She goes to Iroh as the first born prince and heir, and he tells her to give the child to him for safe keeping. They smuggle in the stillborn baby of a pauper who couldn’t pay for a funeral, and tell Ozai that the baby died in the night. It’s this child, whose ashes lie in the royal crypt. Iroh intends to take Zuko to an army captain of his who he knows has been trying for a child, but then the army captain dies, and Iroh stumbles across a hidden ancient civilization, and long story short, Zuko ends up with the Sun Warriors.
Two years later, an unattended baby Mai crawls into a life raft while her family is traveling and winds up drifting onto the beach, only to be found, dehydrated and miserable by a Sun Warrior woman collecting shell fish.
2. Mai and Zuko have much much happier childhoods than canon, spending much of their time running around on the beach or in the outer edges of the jungle, climbing trees and cliff-sides, and scaring their parents half to death like many active children. They live just on the other side of the village square from each other, and they and the other Sun Warrior children grow up laughing, playing, and learning how to hunt, tend crops, fish, and weave. It’s just about idyllic, and neither of them know how lucky they are to have it.
3. At thirteen, firebenders among the Sun Warriors go to meet the firebending masters and present to them the sacred eternal flame. Zuko’s little brother has been talking non-stop about how the dragons are going to eat his brother. He’s also actually having nightmares, and he doesn’t want to watch, and Zuko is going to be sooooo glad when this is all over and Seiji can stop worrying. So when he goes with another thirteen year old to present the fire to the masters, he’s a little on edge. And then, something goes wrong. Ran accidentally burns Zuko. Everybody freaks out. Seiji is traumatized for life, Ran freaks out, and poor Zuko, screaming in pain, is picked up by a panicking giant dragon, and hidden away in her nest. He almost dies because she won’t let anybody near him.
After the worst of the fever is over, and she lets him out to shamble back home to the village, the elders put their heads together and decide that the dragons have obviously chosen him, and he’s now going to become their next high priest. Zuko is like, no, come back childhood free of responsibilities and big flying lizards who think they’re his mom, come back!
I should probably note here that dragons are not human intelligence level, they’re more like smart dogs.
4. As if the sudden invasion of a mated pair of dragons into his life, who try to parent him (and Zuko isn’t sure what he thinks about that, given that one of them burned half his face off, and then held him captive, and no seriously, he thought his brother was right, and she was going to eat him) his new teacher is Ham Ghao, and he is a bit of a… Instead of running around outside, he’s stuck tending the sacred fires and sweeping the temple floors, and the only person who keeps him sane is Mai, who shows up to sneak him out. Together, the two of them explore the jungle, gather fruit, and hunt for rabbit-dear and parrot-lizards. And as they get older, they find other things to do away from thr prying eyes of the village and Ham Ghao as well.
5. Izumi is going to be spoiled silly by her dragon grandparents, you have no idea. They’re going to keep bringing her dead animals and trying to teach her to hunt dragon style.