I’ve decided to go on a rant, so for everyone’s sake I’ll make it short and honest.

1. The Voting Gauntlet on Fire Emblem Heroes IS a popularity contest. That’s the whole point of it, I have no idea what else you expected it to be. If you don’t like it, then don’t participate I guess? Delete FEH? Live your life?

2. No one cares how many Fire Emblem games you’ve played, or how many of the older games you beat. To be honest all anyone cares about are their favorite characters from the games. Even then, fans enjoy things for different reasons and no one is above anyone else.

Now this last one I know is going to make people mad, but it’s the truth.

3. Fire Emblem Awakening saved Fire Emblem. I don’t care if you like it or hate it, the simple fact is that if it weren’t for Awakening then FE wouldn’t be here today. We wouldn’t have a growing fanbase or 3 new games coming out this year. You don’t have to love it, but it does deserve respect.

So all I’m trying to get across is that no one should be shamed for which FE game they like. Or for which character they choose in the Voting Gauntlet. Or because they know less about FE than you. If this post makes you upset, I’m sorry that I’m not sorry, you’re turning this fanbase toxic.

The Warrior’s Path by Catherine M. Wilson

Tamras arrives in Merin’s house to begin her apprenticeship as a warrior, but her small stature causes many, including Tamras herself, to doubt that she will ever become a competent swordswoman. To make matters worse, the Lady Merin assigns her the position of companion, little more than a personal servant, to a woman who came to Merin’s house, seemingly out of nowhere, the previous winter, and this stranger wants nothing to do with Tamras.

There are times to cultivate and create, when you nurture your world and give birth to new ideas and ventures. There are times of flourishing and abundance, when life feels in full bloom, energized and expanding. And there are times of fruition, when things come to an end. They have reached their climax and must be harvested before they begin to fade. And finally of course, there are times that are cold, and cutting and empty, times when the spring of new beginnings seems like a distant dream. Those rhythms in life are natural events. They weave into one another as day follows night, bringing, not messages of hope and fear, but messages of how things are.
—  Chögyam Trungpa

Today I got a new tattoo! This series means so much to me, as well as the characters and the world. I got this to remind myself of the joy I feel when I read it as well in remembrance to my friend who passed in 2015 battling cystic fibrosis. In highschool we always talked about fan theories and who our favorite characters were, I miss that to much. I keep reading them in hopes that you’re reading them too Brittany. May Starclan light your path ✨


Fire and Ice (1983, USA)
A princess and two warriors seeking vengeance cross paths and seek to stop the escalating power of the Ice Lord.

The Bakshi family name’s relevant in animation again. Ralph Bakshi while focused to mostly painting as of late has finished his long-in-development animated featurette some time ago through crowd-funding, and his grandson Miles Bakshi is the second star of Dreamworks’ Boss Baby. And Spring is half-way through but in Canada we’re still getting freezing rain and some random snowfall in places, so here’s Fire and Ice. High-octane bloody fantasy films at the time were becoming the new make-or-break genre of the 80′s, with John Milius’ Conan the Barbarian jumpstarting it. Ralph decided to follow-up on American Pop with a hack-and-slash journey of magic and iron. Again Ralph uses mostly rotoscoped animation as his easiest means to tell his stories, however on Fire and Ice he decides to re-create the handheld camera movements of his live-action material in traditional animation - where as rotoscoped animation is mostly done in-place - all analog and before digital animation software.

To set it apart from his earlier Wizards and Lord of the Rings however, Bakshi assembled a dream team of comic artists and writers to develop and supervise the artistic direction. Bakshi had been long-time friends with fantasy and pulp artist Frank Frazetta and wanted his new film to replicate his illustrations. Bakshi and Frazetta together created the world and characters, as well as supervise the live-action production together. Also Roy Thomas and Gerry Conway for their famous contributions to Marvel Comics penned the screenplay. The final film, though mostly forgettable, is nonetheless a very interesting attempt all around when the loud Mr. Bakshi wanted to inspire others to make animated features like he was doing. A live-action remake from Robert Rodriquez has been talked about and almost put into production for years, including being optioned by Sony and given approval by Bakshi and Frazetta.

Can I find this? Not impossibly. The DVD and Blu-Ray are out of print but are not hard to find. They are reasonable available on Amazon and other online retailers as of writing, it has also been on and off on select VOD platforms as well. The two-disc DVD release includes a feature-length documentary on Frazetta.

anonymous asked:

I know you have a low opinion of Oath of Conquest, but would you equate them to, say, an anti paladin/oathbreaker paladin? Or are they even half a step above that?

In a way, they’re worse. Imagine the mindset you must have to find subjugation and domination of others holy. To find a sacred duty in not only defeating others, but breaking their spirit.

Tyranny as a spiritual warrior path. How’s that to get your skin crawling. At least the oathbreakers are openly profane.

What a strange paradox! Every warrior on the path of knowledge thinks, at one time or another, that she’s learning sorcery, but all she’s doing is allowing herself to be convinced of the power hidden in her being, and that she can reach it.
—  Don Juan Matus, The Power of Silence

Here’s some good lesbian/gay book i read this year (actually this ended up being just one gay book and the rest lesbian sorry) 

-The Warriors Path and A Journey to The Heart  by Catherine M wilson: Bronze age fantasy set in a matriarchal society. Most of the named characters are lesbians, it’s character and relationship focused, meaning all kinds of relationships and not just romantic. So if you want a character driven fantasy with lesbians look no further. This is a trilogy but I haven’t read the last book yet so I’m not including that. 

- The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson: Classic gothic horror. This isn’t just a haunted house story, it’s The haunted house story. Anyone who tells you that this isn’t at least partially about repressed lesbian sexuality cant read sorry. It’s about as clear in the text as Jackson could get away with in 1960. 

-Carry On by Rainbow Rowell - gay not-harry potter, i expected this to be bad but it was really good and cute with an interesting magic system that I wish had more focus, but only so much you can do with only one book. It’s actually not that much like harry potter beyond the whole magic school thing (the bulk of the book isn’t even set within the school or school year). I’ll admit i stayed for the romance but the actual plot was really good too. 

- The Only Way by Jamie Sullivan: Lesbian main character in a very classist dystopian world. after her fathers death in the ring the main character decides the only way to provide for her family is to disguise as a man and fight herself. It’s really good and no one knows of it. 

-Siobhan Quinn series (blood oranges,red delicious,cherry bomb) by Caitlin R. Kiernan writing as Kathleen Tierney: dark urban fantasy that parodies paranormal romance genre and doesn’t take itself too seriously. Has a dark sense of humor and a lesbian unreliable narrator. (I’d say skip the last book on this as it’s much darker and doesn’t really feel like the previous books. Book 2 gives more closure than 3 anyway).  

- The Drowning Girl by Caitlín R. Kiernan: horror-ish main character is a schizophrenic lesbian who is trying to make sense of some conflicting and altogether impossible memories by writing them down. I loooved this book and I’m recommending it to everyone. Also a major character is a trans woman. 

- Ask the Passengers by A.S. King: contemporary YA which is like my least favorite genre but this was really good. This is kind of your run of the mill coming out novel i couldn’t tell you why this worked for me while all the others didn’t. I just really liked the main character I guess. (note that this book has an annoying case of Bisexual Don’t Exist though) 

- Santa Olivia by Jacqueline Carey: mostly realistic dystopian with a super powered lesbian main character living in a town under strict military rule. It spans from before she was born to her late teens and has a sequel i haven’t read yet. The story is pretty self contained though, and from what I heard the sequel is more of a extended epilogue. 

anonymous asked:

Hi I came across your blog and think it's lovely. I'm just starting to research Gael pol and I keep seeing things like warrior path or hearth path and I think I understand the general concept but would you be so kind as to elaborate on what this all means? Paths? I've tried googling it and have come up with one blog that doesn't explain it greatly. Anyway thank you for your time :)

Hi :) thanks for the compliment about my blog. It’s always nice to hear that others enjoy the stuff I post about.

Unfortunately I don’t consider myself to be Gael pol, I’m Scottish and a witch and my practice is a blend of traditional Scottish lore and other witch lore which may have things in common with gael pol structure and traditional witchcraft. My path is pretty much something I’m forming each day as I go and it’s personal to me. But mostly I consider myself to simply be a witch.

I do know some awesome gael pol people on tumblr that I follow and they can answer your question better. Check out @bywandandsword @nicstoirm @themodernsouthernpolytheist

I am awake
My mind is free
I am creative
I love myself
My willpower is strong
I am brave
I practice patience
I don’t judge folks
I give, not to receive
I don’t expect
I accept
I listen more than I talk
I know I’ll change
I know you’ll change
I’ll hold on one more day
I start over when necessary
I create my own situations
I am cosmic
I don’t have the answers
I desire to learn
I am the plan
I am strong
I am weak
I want to grow
I know I will
I take on responsibility
I hide myself from no one
I’m on my path
Warriors walk alone
I won’t let my focus change
Taking out the demons in my range
That’s mama’s gun
—  Erykah Badu - “The Warrior’s Reminder”, from the insert of the Mama’s Gun vinyl reissue.

Cloudtail refusing to sleep until he knows Brightpaw is ok.

Cloudtail hardly leaving Brightpaw’s side as she recovers.

Cloudtail objecting the loudest to the name Lostface.

Cloudtail promising to make crowfood out of what ever it was that hurt her.

Cloudtail telling her over and over that she’s still beautiful to him.

Fireheart seeing “the old Brightpaw” come back when Cloudtail is by her side.

Brightheart curling into Cloudtail for comfort when she’s startled or unsure.

Cloudtail and Brightheart

Accept your fate in humbleness. The course of a warrior’s destiny is unalterable. The challenge is how far she can go within those rigid bounds, how impeccable she can be within those rigid bounds. If there are obstacles in her path, the warrior strives impeccably to overcome them. If she finds unbearable hardship and pain on her path, she weeps, but all her tears put together could not move the line of her destiny the breadth of one hair. Fulfill your fate as a warrior not as a petty person.
—  Don Juan Matus, The Eagle’s Gift

anonymous asked:

Willowbreeze/cloud anon here again- I was referring to Crookedstar's promise (if you've changed the timeline from that, I wouldn't know) where Willowbreeze/cloud had Silverkit at a young age, and when Silverstream became a young warrior, somehow Greypool/path (Willow's sister) was somehow massively old in the first series, old enough for dementia and being referred to as very frail, which you call her as well. It just doesn't make much sense timeline wise unless Willow had Silver at an old age.

Ohhh, okay! I never read Crookedstar’s Promise, so my timeline definitely doesn’t add up with that one. 

Yes, the Hunters have some issues with timelines and ages matching up. We could be here all day listing the various problems they’ve caused with all that.