what if art ruled the world

Everybody is beautiful but everybody does not prove to be beautiful, because very few people attain to their potential; they go astray. They don’t grow to be what they were born to be. They grow in an insane society and naturally, learn the whole art of being insane. Because here, whoever is more insane will be the winner. The sane person will stand out of the race. And the insane will not take any note—whatever happens to him or to others, and whatever the cost, he is going to be on top. Your presidents and your prime ministers are your most insane people. Their right place is in madhouses, but they are ruling the whole world.
—  Osho

If you’ve seen Sleeping Beauty, The Jungle Book or the Toy Story movies, you’ve seen the work of animator Floyd Norman; for decades, he has helped bring Disney and Pixar classics to life.

Now 81, Norman still works for Disney, where he has plied his trade, on and off, since he became the studio’s first African-American animator in the 1950s.

The future animator loved drawing and cartoons from an early age, first falling in love with Disney’s animated classic Dumbo at the age of five. He immediately knew what it was he wanted to do for a living. He landed a job at Disney’s studios in 1956 fresh out of art school. The humble Norman insists he did not break any barriers:

I didn’t break barriers — I was just an artist. Being a woman was a lot tougher. There wasn’t a single female animator there!

 After Walt Disney died, Norman found himself in hot water with the company’s accountants who wanted to fire older workers and replace them with newer ones who would work for less money. He migrated to Hanna-Barbera, working on The Flintstones and Josie and the Pussycats. After the accountants lost much of their influence at Disney, Norman returned to the company. He worked steadily over the years and was present for Disney’s merge with Pixar, doing work on films such as Toy Story 2. Retirement age arrived before he knew it, and Human Resources asked him to retire. He returned to the company afterwards as a contractor but did not leave when his contract expired.

I decided I didn’t want to work at home. I missed the camaraderie of the big studio. I missed talking to people. I miss being around the action. And so … I found an empty office and I moved in. I was probably in violation of some rule or law or whatever, but there I was.

He continued to work in the office, and his colleagues affectionately coined the term “Floydering” — it rhymes with loitering — in his honor.

GREAT MOMENTS IN AMERICAN HISTORY! So many hidden figures in so many fields. Another we didn’t know about. Imagine loving what you do so much that you still want to do it at age 81! Floyd Norman, I salute you.

#BlackPride #BlackExcellence #BlackHistoryMonth

Growing Pains- From one archetype to another

Aries: The Brash to The Inspiring

Aries can go through this kind of awkward stage where they feel like they are finding their footing, finding that right balance between outright aggression to assertiveness, to being able to wake the people up around them and provoke a reaction. They know how to go from a full, fledged flame to a flickering spark that ignites something in others, yet without that clumsy intimidation. They are the perfect example of a personality whose biggest fall, whose impulsive reactions can turn to something magical in a little more maturity. They are the ones that teach us to stand back up when we fall.

Taurus: The Materialist to The Grounded

Taurus can be people of excess from a personality that loves luxury and comfort, yet add this to their sensual nature, there can become parts of their life that are defined by seeking satisfaction purely in the tangible realm, where they become trapped in this feeling of want yet perpetually dissatisfied when they seem to get it. Yet, when they bloom into something beyond this, they are often a grounding presence in the lives of others, someone that can take a moment to stop and really soak in their environment, to appreciate the simple pleasures of this Earth. They often grow into people that learn how to practice gratitude, thanking the Sun for rising in the morning.

Gemini: The Jumbled to The Teacher

Gemini are never consistent, adding to their cluttered charm and chaotic charisma, finding knowledge and curiosity in everything from the smallest piece of trivia to the most profound study of governing laws. They are adept at being receptive to information in general, yet often they grow into a kind of messenger of sorts, someone that finds themselves in their element while educating others. They manage to deliver information in an interesting, witty, adaptable manner, where no matter the view, ability or learning style of their students, there is a side of them that is compatible with each individual.

Cancer: The Weary to The Open Arms

Cancer can grow to feel that their instinct to often take care of others is somehow a detriment, a weakness perhaps, often through external influences. Yet there is a time when they may just break through this barrier, to take their natural understanding of the human condition and psyche into the service of others, which in return releases resistance they have to themselves and their own nature. They often grow to be compassionate, creative and receptive individuals, where that defensiveness and weariness in themselves can turn to traits that are often missing in this world, to a kindness and care much like those figures in books we feel at home with.

Leo: The Egoist to The Giving

Leo can be very in touch with their sense of ego, with who they are and what they want out of life, maybe even to the detriment of the people around them at times. There is a demanding quality in them, something that wants the whole world and more, yet through growth and maturity, they manage to somehow flip this with the knowledge that if they want so greatly, then others must to, an awareness that goes beyond themselves. With this often comes golden generosity, the ability to take with the expectation that they will also give too. They want to feel like number one, but they grow to understand that maybe so do other people too.

Virgo: The Cluttered to The Healer

Virgo can feel like they have heightened senses, the ability to zoom in on the fine details to the disadvantage to the broad horizon, maybe even leaving them with the knowledge of anything that goes amiss, no matter how small. They are often high strung and process things very quickly, a jitteriness to them at times. Yet this ability to really see and understand the details can give them this natural healing ability, the talent of extending their hand to those that may struggle with daily tasks or living to a high quality in the day to day. This should and cannot be undervalued, and they know this. They often have an intuitive knowledge of the human body, natural remedies and more importantly, simple kindness.

Libra: The Swayed to The Just

Libra can find that keeping the peace feels better that sticking to their own will, that creating a charming atmosphere of compromise is easier than bringing about conflict. Yet, this can be a wonderful trait for diffusing anger or aggression, of being able to unite the left with the right and still be able to smile at the end of it. As they grow however, they often find a value system to live by, a way of judging the world around them but with an open mind and heart, whether this is to do with the law or their own code of morality. They appreciate and believe in a system whereby everyone is treated well and fairly, but ultimately judge things justly too.

Scorpio: The Secretive to The Liberator

Scorpio can be reserved to the extreme, building walls between themselves and the people around them, yet this often comes about because of their empathic nature, of needing a break from soaking in the atmosphere and the emotions of the people around them. As they go through personal growth, they can intuit the motives and the thoughts of the people around them, bringing the darkest and most unappealing aspects of ourselves into the light. They can grow into people that can find beauty in the parts of ourselves that we hide away, teaching us to release resistance to them. With this, they can be our liberators.

Sagittarius: The Irresponsible to The Mentor

Sagittarius find their spirit in living as freely as they can, to losing the plans in place of something that gives them the liberty to live how they want to, when they want to. They don’t do well with too much structure or restriction, yet in others eyes, this can lead to a recklessness, an inability to obey the rules of others and instead live without responsibility. Yet, as they grow older and under the guidance of their home house, the ninth house of higher learning and travel, they often find themselves as a spirit that seeks wisdom in many forms, and beyond this, seeks to give this wisdom to others. Their infectious spirit can fill the pages of books, but also fill the minds of those that admire them.

Capricorn: The Restricted to The Visioned

Capricorn know the struggles of their ruling planet Saturn, the planet of lessons, as they are often a reserved personality that can feel like they have to leap over one hurdle to the next to really get what they want out of life, like they break out of their shell time and time again, or simply outgrow it. Yet, Capricorn are also defined a lot by their dreams, something that we may not at first consider for such a tangible orientated and practical energy. Their striving motion, that moving forward with method, intelligence and wit can have them looking at the top of the mountain, not just the mountain itself. If there is something to win, a title to hold, or a personal goal to reach, then trust Capricorn to achieve this.

Aquarius: The Rebel to The Activist

Aquarius are system breakers, catalysts to change, yet sometimes they can enjoy the pure thrill of destroying the archaic, whether it is for a righteous cause or not. They can flourish in the destruction itself rather than what comes after it. Through their growth however, they often learn how to use this nature in a way that paves the way to something better, that lends itself to those that live without a voice or those that are vulnerable. They learn the art of protest, of holding people to account to proceed into a more just and virtuous society. In this, they are not denying that urge to shake things up, to hold a mirror to society, but are also actively ready for what comes after.

Pisces: The Vague to The Transcendent

Pisces often don’t obey the rules, the norms of this world, not to be actively rebellious, but because they can see so many different ways of doing things. For each person they meet, another idea seems to grow, yet when they wish to communicate this to others, it can seem other worldly, strange, too vague for practical application. Pisces often learn how to transcend these struggles and criticisms, to show us new ways of existing from a higher perspective but with a caring and compassionate heart. Vagueness, nothing of solid form can turn to things we have only ever dreamed of. They often long for utopia, and when they transcend their restrictions or worries, they can introduce a piece of it right here, much the innovator. 

Loose thoughts by Jayalvarrez

I’m usually pretty closed off to sharing any thoughts or feelings but whatever, fuck it maybe I can make someone feel something, these are just thoughts and feelings of MY opinions that I pulled from my list of notes scribbled down in different moments.. I’ve always said it before I barely show 5% of who I really am on social media.. Thank you to everyone who supports me.. I couldn’t live my life like this without you.


Confidence is natural, arrogance is forced.

Never think your to smart that you can’t still be the student, wisest people die still learning and improving.

Focus on your own ideas and directions, don’t let others & your mentors tell you everything and influence everything because even the most helping hand has biased ideas and thoughts

Trust your past self on ideas and thoughts it’s the same person you got you to where you are in this moment

You have to believe yourself and convenice your self to feel powerful about what you say, hearing your own voice has a certain ring to it like no one else’s.

Use yourself for everything you are, you truly are amazing and unqiue be loud about it but be humble & do with love.
You are undefinable, You have no single label or group you belong to.. and your mind isn’t even slightly opened yet.

Being honest with yourself saves you in the long run always.

Never be insecure of your creativity.

Don’t live a life based only around how you look, Spending time on your mind and soul is everything..
Determining your self worth off your looks will leave you empty & with short burst of satisfaction.

Remember where you started from and where you are going, You use to dream of the things you have now.. even though this life style becomes casual never forget what got you to this exact moment.

Girls & Sex

My brain is built more like a female than a males, It’s giving me an emotional reach to deeply understand and open up to any feelings or thoughts of any human being. Being soft & loving is being strong.

If she doesn’t want it as much as or more then me I have no interest, sex is mental and eye contact can give you more then anything, giving love is more then expecting all the other persons attention and actions , unless it’s feeding the soul, passionate with a twisted mind it’s a waste of time.. treat every touch on her body like it’s art. 15 second feelings are nice but a feeling in your mind for hours after is even better.

Gorgeous girls and body’s are easy, gorgeous minds and souls are hard. A girl with a beautiful body doesn’t always make for a beautiful girl.

Remember there’s always far better things ahead then anything left behind.

Being sweet & loving to girls will never not be cool, but regardless of gender actions get reactions.


Never worry about a good looking guy stealing your girl you better worry about that guy who emotionally gets your girl more & makes your girl laugh more 😉.

Getting under a girls skin with just my eyes and words as a connection makes it taste so much better (literally) than relying on physical looks or surface substance to entertain my mind.

I think few people are really built for relationships, I think technology will save us all.

It doesn’t matter how it looks and feels to anyone else it’s how it looks and feels to us.

Don’t let chasing pussy control your life or distract your big plan.

Being physically beautiful is nice but let it be nothing more then the gates to the soul.

Human Relations

i’ve got more personalities then the people i’ve met all together in my entire life combined, I don’t expect people to understand me, more likely expect them to judge me then to ever care to think past clueless first thoughts.

Take everyone with a grain of salt and a open mind, people don’t come with directions.

Peoples opinion of you is their truth, it’s not necessarily your truth or could be even close with to right at all.

The way you talk about the people you hate is a transparency of your own self esteem.

Don’t worry about trusting people, just don’t trust their emotions. Most people can’t understand them self how could they truly trust and understand you, & that’s fine.

Study psychology and history it will give you understanding and every answer you need, the world evolves but human emotions never will, people really aren’t that complex at base.

Don’t fight back into negativity and childishness insecurity, it only makes things worst.

If you want to hurt someone do it mentally, actions are short lived.

If you constantly blame other people for your problems take a look in your own soul.

make peace with your past so it doesn’t ruin your future

Standing up for someone who can’t stand up for them self is the coolest thing you can ever do.

To truly love someone is accepting someone for every thing they come as.

World & thoughts

Language is a forum of communication not always a measure of intelligence, At times I’ve had deeper conversations with just my eyes and touch then I have with words. You could be the most understanding person on the verbal side, but without a emotional understanding you may never be able to communicate with some people.

You don’t need to be any skin tone or ethnicity to practice and enjoy any cultural feelings, every human on this planet bleeds the same blood chances are you ain’t that special.

your not meant to be accepted or fit in, if you were you’d probably not of left that old life.

You can’t blame any one person or culture for anything, this planet is more diverse then you could ever process, Don’t get mad at a person for believing or acting a certain way even if it seems wrong or foolish in your eyes.

Being a good person won’t always benefit you, but there’s some emotional satisfaction in helping others.

You can’t fight science wether you like it or not, it holds the answers to all your fears and to all your questions, It’s a depressing beautiful thing.

Just because the Mass of people believe something is right or wrong doesn’t mean it’s either right or wrong, Most people go off emotions not logic, 1st world go figure.

I feel most alive in moments I don’t feel human. It’s all I really care to live for at times, these split seconds that my mind gives me these chemicals is all I crave at times.


I stand by no perfection and i’m a complete psychopath, I’ve been told i’m crazy outta my mind but attest it keeps me from going insane.. Anything said above can change in the moment & a mind with rules & barriers is limited, a wise & witty mind is what I work towards 😉 I'f any words can make you feel or relate it was worth me sharing! If I annoy and get under your skin for being..well just who I am.. I hope it hurts 👁

Love - @jayalvarrez



Sketchy Behavior | Hellen Jo 

Never afraid to speak and/or draw her mind, Los Angeles based artist and illustrator, Hellen Jo and her characters can be described as rough, vulgar, tough, jaded, powerful, bratty and bad-ass - AKA her own brand of femininity. Known for her comic Jin & Jam, and her work as an illustrator and storyboard artist for shows such as Steven Universe and Regular Show, Hellen’s rebellious, and sometimes grotesque artwork and illustrations are redefining Asian American women and women of color in comics. In fact, that’s why Hellen Jo was a must-interviewee for our latest Sketchy Behavior where we talk to her about her love of comics and zines, her antiheroines, and redefining what Asian American women identity is or can be; and what her ultimate dream project realized would be.  

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I can understand why Igor sanctioned Akira at the end of P5 — he didn’t really have a choice — but holy shit that kid is incredibly dangerous.    Like, to the extent that you have to wonder if Igor would ever take the chance to bring him down.  It was one thing to raise up Minato/Minako with the understanding that they’d sacrifice their ultimate cosmic power.   It’s another to unleash Akira on the general populace.

I mean:

  • Akira was so at one with his own Shadow that he never needed to confront or control it, he only needed to look through its eyes. 
  • Breaking the chains on someone’s heart causes psychosis.  Akira broke the chains on his own heart with seemingly no cognitive side-effects, other than turning Arsene into Satanael.  But doesn’t that demonstrate a cognitive side-effect in and of itself?  Akira has freed himself from conventional morality to embrace self-determination.  A gentleman thief follows certain rules of conduct and class.  The devil doesn’t.
  • Akira has no final arcana.  Satanael remains part of The Fool arcana, the arcana with infinite development potential.
  • In the course of scaling up his power,  Akira was encouraged to educate himself in gunrunning, strategy, traditional media manipulation, social media manipulation, corporate politics, mob politics and regular old politics politics.   His followers are destined to be important people in the corporate world, law enforcement, athletics, the celebrity world, the art world, and information technology. 

So what do we have by the end of Persona 5?  A walking Shadow with overwhelming charisma, incredible godkiller powers, infinite potential for further growth, and an associate’s degree from Mastermind University.

I mean, I know he’s chaotic good, but still.   There is pretty much no way he doesn’t end up as shadowy ruler of… something.

It’ll be a shame if he isn’t referenced in subsequent entries.  I kind of want an Ultimax sequel just to see how he’d fuck with Mitsuru Kirijo.


I'll never get this obsession some people have with making every godamn pairing as fluffy and sweet as a marshmallow cloud.

Words like “problematic” or “unhealthy” or even “abusive” being thrown around like popcorn everytime a ship dares to step out the lines of your neat little box of acceptable fiction. And it is fine that you say all of these things, really. For most of the time they are absolutely correct. But the problem is that all this words come covered with accusatory tones and allegations that just make no sense, meant to hurt and shame the people making and consuming the entertaining piece that was made. Be it fanart, fanfic, headcanons or even just expressing their love for a ship. I just want to know at what moment did we start equating artistic freedom with “being an apologist”. And who decided which things are and are not okay to be written/drawn/spoken about? Art doesn’t follow your rules. Art follows NOBODY’S rules, and that’s what is great about it. And as far as I’m concerned nobody died and made you people “the supreme judges​ of all art forms in the world”. Art is free and inexcusable. Fantasy is what makes us free. No regulation, no rules, no dictatorship. You can make a utopia in there, or a post-war decaying world, you can make a surrealistic adventure or just write about your everyday person, you can make clouds heavy and rocks weightless and it breaks my heart everytime I see someone trying to dictate what someone can and cannot put their artistic effort into. If it’s problematic, if it’s terrible, ugly, harmful, devastating, unacceptable. Let it be. The fantasy world is where it belongs, it’s where it SHOULD be. Cause when it gets to this side, when it stops being a dream (or a nightmare) and turns into reality THEN it causes real damage. A painting​ of a gun is just a painting. The bullet from the gun that is pointed at your head when you walk at 3 AM in a dangerous neighbourhood and that will make a hole in your skull, that, that is the real danger. The painting didn’t cause the violence, the violence caused the painting. And we bring this to our fantasies, cause in there we can simulate. We can try to understand. We can deconstruct and construct again. We can look it from all the angles and perspectives we are denied in reality. And to deny fantasy’s ugliness is to deny reality’s nature. You don’t live in a perfect world, I know you’d like to, but you don’t. You can cover your eyes, you can cover your ears and cover your mouth. But the evil will be always there. And it will make it’s way to fantasy, cause fantasy is fabricated out of reality. Always was and always will be. And if you think you’re somewhat eradicating it by throwing all this insults and accusations at people that DO understand the distinction and the connection between these two worlds, you’re most likely just creating even more evil. Censorship is the real evil. Fantasy is not good, but it’s not evil either. It’s just what it is. So maybe you should take a deep breath and step down of your pedestal and take a look at the world. It is not perfect, but it makes fantasy perfect by being so.

I am currently very tired so this probably might not even make sense in the morning but… 

I’m imagining a D&D minigame (probably lasts 1-2 hours tops unless you’re having fun with it) meant to break the ice for new groups, in which the DM controls an adventuring party and the players control NPCs as they naturally pop up. Specifically, it could help new players get comfortable with roleplaying without the pressure of sticking to a character they just made. If you do this before the character creation stage, then even better because they may stumble into a character they like acting out.

Rules that I’m just rambling out please forgive me if they are nonsensical: 

  • It’s all improv. Don’t break a scene to look up game mechanics like prices, or which checks to make, or what would give advantage/disadvantage. This is about the acting so if it’ll throw off the groove, make it up on the spot. It’s all about quick thinking.
  • No modifiers. You’re all making things up on the spot so if you have to roll something, don’t waste time justifying who would have what stats. You could even go without dice altogether. The d20 is just an optional element of chance here.
  • Mandatory introductions. I don’t care how goofy it is. state your name, race, class/occupation, a random character trait, and how their day’s been going up until this point. As many as you can off the top of your head. Go nuts because things get silly before they get really creative, in my experience. Note: Character voices are encouraged. For funsies.
  • Everyone participates in a scene. No pressure on how much they interact, but in each new setting, every player has to put one NPC in that tavern, shopping square, riot crowd, etc.
  • Plot not needed. The adventuring party strategically wanders in a way that builds a town/city/etc as the players make it up. The DM isn’t in charge of telling a story here, just keeping the energy of the improv scene going. This includes-
  • Leading Questions. This one’s the challenge for you, DM who likely already has a control complex and likes to plan out every detail of everything in their world because it gives them a sense of security. If anything, you are the one who most needs to be good at rolling with whatever your players hand you. For the sole purposes of making you uncomfortable, the newcomer adventuring party knows absolutely nothing about this town. Thankfully, the citizens know everything about it. Which is good because you need directions to find your way out of your rented hovel room let alone to the temple–oh that’s right. Who’s the patron there? You sure don’t know! Better ask someone! Get that DMs?? YOU KNOW NOTHING. 
    • Important: If the scene starts slowing down, it’s up to you to either encourage and interact with these townsfolk some more, or get moving somewhere else.

Example scene: order of NPC choice is determined by an initiative roll. 

DM: “Alright, so four adventurers walk into the tavern you’re in–”
Player 1: “Oh! I call the bartender.”
Player 3: “Aw… I had a bit I was gonna do.”
Player 1: “Okay, okay fine, I’m the owner of the tavern, Marcus McMuffin the half orc–stop laughing–and uh… I have a tattoo of a dwarf lover that literally no one else knows about? And my day’s been…hm. It’s been awful because I got stood up for a meeting. DM, I basically live in here, so I’d know they’re new, right? I wanna know if these guys look like trouble makers.”
DM: “The Barbarian’s flexing at anyone who looks in his general direction but other than him fancying a typical bar brawl, they seem decent–if lost.”
Player 2: “I’m the elven bard in the corner and I start trying to seduce the Barbarian with my beautiful voice!!”
DM: “Listen… you can’t just use your character from the last game. Cherry the Elven Bard would’ve totally seduced the barbarian but who are you now?… Nah it’s fine, dude. Take your time. We’ll come back to you.”
Player 3: “I’m the crazy old village drunkard who’s a human named Steve–”
Player 1: “I thought you said you wanted the bartender!”
Player 3: “–Who samples a lot of the wares and is thus the village drunkard! I said I was doing a bit, jeez! DM, I start rambling loudly at the strangers about something that sounds like one of those super infuriating sidequests–you know the kind–where you have to go through a lot of bullshit busywork and the longest fetch quest of your life but there’s a promise of GREAT loot at the end so you consider it anyway. You know what I mean? What do I do for that, roll deception? Persuasion?”
DM: “Nope. No rolls. Personally, I am so on board with this but I need you to make this speech right here and I need you to sell it.” 
Player 3: “Oh boy.”

If for some reason you want to try this please give me a rundown of how it went because I feel like it’s the perfect recipe for hilarious trainwrecks that come with all good icebreakers. (I feel like it’d be a fun drinking game somehow? But I don’t play enough to know how to work alcohol in in a reasonable manner. I’ll leave that one up to house rules.)

Taverns & Tanneries, never coming to a game store near you lmao

Edit: I just realized that when the group starts playing a real campaign, you can embarrass them by working their goofily-named NPCs in, keeping an entirely straight face while doing so. Watch as they squirm and laugh-cry over having to discuss the fate of the world with Marcus McMuf’an. If only they’d known. 

If only they’d known what was to become of Marcus McMuffin.


In celebration, I’m holding a raffle!! Here are the rules:

○ You must/start following me

○ Reblog for an entry! (Likes don’t count and one reblog per person)


**Prizes can be OCs! I won’t draw gore, furries, mecha, or NSFW**



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100% Despair

In the end, Mob can’t protect other people from himself. In the end it all comes to a head, and when he wakes up people have died.

It doesn’t matter who they were or what they were trying to do. It doesn’t matter that his life, and the lives of those most important to him were at stake. 

All that matters is that he failed.

So, in his despair, he builds a cage and willingly walks into it.  His vessel sleeps, and he knows that the others may mourn him for a while, in the end it’s better this way.

The others, however, aren’t going to let that stand.

Even if they have to go in after him.

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It’s time to present on what I’ve been working on the past 5 months. In my final semester I wrote my own Pen-&-Paper-Roleplay “Frostlauf”. Adventurers need a thick coat and even thicker shoes, it’s an arctic fantasy setting with snowy mountains and dark caves to explore! 

It was one hell of a work. World building, writing rules and game mechanics, writing a first campaign, test playing and making the entire book from scratch within 1 ½ months taught me a valuable lesson in time management. It’s far away from being perfect but I am nevertheless happy to have a physical copy of my brain child in my hands.

This book is not even my thesis but rather the foundation for what I’ve been working on the two months after: A concept art book with illustrations for this Pen-&-Paper-Roleplay. I am going to share the pieces with you very soon. 

Lots of stuff happend (of mostly troublesome nature, I really had some bad karma going on) but also some good news: I was accepted for the master degree course and will soon work on exciting subjects with an emphasis on creating information graphics and instructional design stuff for your future learning pleasure. :) 

So! I hope you’ll like what you’ll see very soon and thank you for sticking with me an my art in the past and in the future, I really appreciate your support (and I will always stalk every single reblog for your tags, hah!) You guys are awesome!

The Tales of Series Femslash Week for 2017 is approaching!

This event is a fandom wide occurrence where YOU make fanfiction and art appreciating the femslash (romantic relationships between women) pairings of the Tales series franchise!

Post it to the tag #talesfemslashweek2017 as the day for your pieces arrive, and we’ll reblog it here!

Make sure to read our rules first, and we look forward to seeing what you have to offer!

The prompts for each day are as follows:

  • July 16: Flowers
  • July 17: Passion

  • July 18: Storybook

  • July 19: Dreams

  • July 20: Tragedy

  • July 21: Celebration

  • July 22: Free-for-all

The prompts are extremely flexible, and can be interpreted as whatever you’d like.

Shoot us an ask if you have any questions about anything!

How the 8th House shows an interest toward Astrology, the Metaphysics and Hidden Tantric Sciences of the world

The 8th House in astrology rules the Hidden Tantric Sciences of the world like Astrology, Metaphysics and the Occult.  The sign on the cusp of the 8th house can show details of our tendency toward including these means into our life and core personality.  If there is interest in the Hidden Sciences the sign on the 8th house show how we use these Hidden Tantric Sciences in life.  Planets in the 8th house as well give details of how Hidden Tantric Sciences impact our lives.  A combination of a Sign and Planets can also give a more profound draw towards the depths of how the metaphysical nature of the 8th house works through someone.

When Aries rules the 8th House (Virgo Ascendant) / Mars is in the 8th House

Aries in the 8th house tends to be a person that may have a limited interest in the hidden tantric side of life unless a planet occupies the 8th house.  If the interest does manifest itself during the life this can be someone who likes to explore and put a lot of energy into discovering the hidden tantric sciences of the world.  Astrology, the occult, metaphysics and learning about life and death matters tend to come second nature.  

Since Aries is an independent and youthful energy we can see a person who likes to investigate these sciences on their own.  This can be especially true of the cases where the more introverted Virgo is rising at the time of Birth.  The person may like to read books or material on these subjects in private or their interest in this area may be kept rather personal and low key.  

Since Mars energy in either case (planet or rising) is influencing the 8th house there can be periods of ups and downs with interest in the hidden sciences of life.  There may also be a tendency to get impatient or bored if the person doesn’t seek the answers to what they seek through astrology.  If this occurs they may take a break from it or switch to another science to seek what they find.  Mars energy does burn out and go through ups and down periods but more than likely this ensures the person will eventually return interest to what they depart from.

The main use of astrology or tantric sciences can be to learn about the world; after all Aries is a youthful energy that likes to explore.   They may be interested in using Astrology to find ways to grow themselves and their influences in the world.  So it’s not too uncommon they can want to find out about career or anything pertaining to ways to grow their presence in the world.  This is especially pronounced in Virgo Rising because they work oriented and care about the services they offer.  

Astrology may be used to find out about their sexuality, potential sex partners or their life sex life in general.  Astrology or hidden tantric sciences may be used to discover the qualities of their enemies and how to overcome adversaries they face in their life as well for examples.  Alas since Aries is a restless energy the main use of tantric sciences can be generally summed up as “what to do next.”

When Taurus rules the 8th House (Libra Ascendant) / Venus is in the 8th House

Often a Libra Rising or someone with Taurus in the 8th house will not be much into the realms of the underworld the 8th house presents.  This is because Taurus being on the 8th house cusp is blanketed by the down to earth nature of Taurus itself.  However this of course can be modified if Libra Ascendants ruler specially, Venus, is placed in the 8th house.  Any other personal planet (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Mars, Jupiter or Saturn) may trigger an interest in the underworld and 8th house matters as well.  The outer planets of Uranus, Neptune and Pluto can as well, but perhaps to a lesser degree.

If the conditions in the chart make someone with Taurus on the 8th house cusp interested in astrology one main focal point can be financial security.  They may use arts like astrology or hidden Tantric Sciences to fulfill their survival means.  This can manifest in several ways.  They may use something like predictive astrology to see when financial stability can come to them.  There can also be an interest in using astrology charts to find out where they can make money.  

Since Taurus is also a very possession oriented sign since it’s ruled by Venus the person may be interested in using the Hidden sciences of the world to uncover potential assets.  For instance Astrology or Tarot can be done in a way to see what items they may be interested in owning, the possibility of increasing their possessions and assets, and foresee what periods of life can bring with it gains or windfalls.  Finding stability tends to be very important for Taurus energy so anywhere they can find comfort can tend to be a place of interest with hidden Tantric Sciences.

Taurus also rules the comfortable and sensual side of sexuality so it would not be a stretch to see someone use Hidden Tantric sciences to discover the working of their sex life.  They may use an interest in this area to find a good lover or a partner for themselves.  Especially for the Libra ascendant that is socially oriented the person may use Astrology in general to find social contacts (also ruled by Venus.)  An interest in 8th house matters may show this person may like to own possessions showcasing an interest in astrology or hidden Tantric Sciences.  They may like to own Astrology Jewelry, Tarot Cards or themed Fashion items.

Taurus is also the sign of personal self-worth in its own merit. So this individual can perhaps turn to astrology to help fortify their values or even understand where they come from.  Taurus is ruled by Venus so sensuality and art tend to come naturally to the 8th house.  Astrology and hidden Tantric Sciences may be used to uncover the personal artistic talent a person may be possessive.  There may be interest in finding out if artistic talent can be applied to matters of career as well.

When Gemini rules the 8th House (Scorpio Ascendant) / Mercury is in the 8th House

With Gemini ruling the 8th house cusp tends to show a person becomes a natural fit for pursing 8th house matters.  This is quite frankly because Scorpio is rising in almost all cases (unless the house system used has interceptions.)  Scorpio Rising has a natural affinity and need to discover the underworld and this may very well be tied into the curious nature of Gemini Energy.  Even having Mercury in the 8th house brings these conditions since it brings the lower mind into the 8th house.  This will produce someone who loves to learn, talk about and meet people interested in the hidden tantric sciences.

Gemini in the 8th brings mutable energy into the 8th house which shows this person is naturally open to accepting more below the surface.  Reading, learning and diving into the occult, astrology, metaphysics and Tantric sciences is a burning need.  Since Gemini is restless there can be a need to keep finding the mind and seeing below the surface.  

This is often seen as a position of someone who is a deep investigator due to Scorpio Rising.  They can use astrology or Hidden Sciences to understand almost anything and everything.  One very important area it can be used for is understanding people.  Scorpio rising and the 8th house love psychology; and placing Gemini in 8 show someone who can astrology to understand people.  This can be friends, a potential lover and even themselves.  Thy may use Tarot or Astrology to understand events, where to move, learn about their parents; the possibility are really endless.  

Gemini itself is a very sexual sign, especially in the case of Scorpio rising.  So the energy in the 8th house can be used to satisfy their sexual needs through investigation with the hidden Tantric Sciences of the world.  If Mercury is in the 8th (as well as Gemini in 8) you can bet this person probably loves to communicate about these matters.  This can be a position of a whistleblower and someone who loves to or write about truths they uncover through the hidden sciences of the world.  They may also love to bring to light and teach everything they come to know about metaphysical matters.

When Cancer rules the 8th House (Sagittarius Ascendant) / Moon is in the 8th House

Cancer or the moon being placed in the 8th house is a very auspicious placement for an interest in the occult sciences.  The reason is simple, you are bringing a water sign into a house naturally ruled by water (Scorpio.)  As with all that is water in life things go deeper than that. Cancer in 8 in is placement for a Sagittarius Ascendant.  Sagittarius Ascendant loves to expand their horizons and Cancer (or the moon) brings instinct, higher mind thinking and emotional attachment towards 8th house matters.

An interest in the Hidden Tantric sciences may actually come from the early life, family and perhaps even from the person’s moon or more nurturing parent.  These is an inclination here the 8th house matters may of been a part of the persons upbringing.  This of course from the very start can make the person exposed and interested in the hidden sciences of the world.  This can even produce a person whose natural instinct (Moon rules instinct) is to turn to astrology or metaphysics as a means to get whatever they want out of life.

Using the hidden sciences of the world can be for anything that really interests the person on an inner level.  They may astrology to understand themselves on an emotional level.  It could possibly be used to discover their lineage, things about their mother, about their family traditions or even their early life or home.  Anything that really strikes a chord emotionally in the person can draw them to use any of the hidden sciences; especially when it comes to starting a family of their own.  

This can be a person who uses astrology to find out what can bring them emotional security.  They may use it also to discover details about a family of their own, or even maybe their own home life.  Since moon also shows private life any kind of occult science may be used to satisfy their interest in this area.  They may even use mediums, astrologers, tarot readers or occult practices to actually connect with the past.  For instance they may use a medium to connect with a passed on loved ones.  

If it is Moon in the 8th house a big difference can be that the individual uses the hidden tantric sciences to find more intimacy in their life.  They may also seek out their transformative side and use the metaphysics to understand more about the cycle of life and death.  The connection with the 8th house is stronger with Moon because it part of the person’s consciousness placed here.  This can cause a person’s moods to possibly fluctuate and draw them towards astrology to understand what makes them have ups and downs in life.

When Leo rules the 8th House (Capricorn Ascendant) / Sun is in the 8th House

Leo ruling the 8th house does not promise by any mean someone interested in the occult matters.  This is especially true because Capricorn is usually rising and is a down to earth sign. Usually it will take someone with planets in the 8th house or an aspected ascendant, sun or moon to Pluto to bring the 8th house interests to them. One primary way the 8th house can come out is through having Leo risings chart ruler placed in the 8th house itself.  This brings with an ego interest in 8th house matters and a strong flavor of Scorpio to the person.

When the Occult and Hidden Sciences of the world are sparked in this person it can manifest numerous ways.  Essentially you can see a person who uses these sciences as a way to make themselves shine.  This individual can take an interest in using astrology as a way to become an authority or be king-like in some area of life.  Leo itself is “king” but since Capricorn is rising with Leo in 8 this person can be heavily interested in using the hidden Tantric Sciences in bolstering their authoritative nature in life.  In summary they usually want to find a way to lead, and this can be done in numerous ways through the 8th house.

Astrology may be used to find out how to creatively express themselves and draw attention to themselves.  It’s not uncommon to use astrology to find out their talents or ways they use a career as a means to bolster a need for authoritative status in the world.  Leo energy is about more than just authority though.  There can be an interest in finding out ways to have fun and uncover their hobbies.  Maybe they even use Astrology to find out how to make their hobbies work best for them.

The occult Hidden Science interest can even be used in the area of children. Leo is a childlike energy so you’re bringing an interest in children to the 8th house with Sun or Leo’s presence in this area.  The results tend to be very broad.  This person may use astrology or Occult Sciences to find out about their own children.  When they will have children, if they will have children or the nature of their children can be examples of this in application.  One really distinct possibly is these sciences are used how to uncover the persons own “hidden child.”  Especially if Capricorn is rising as interest in astrology may be used to find out simply how to perhaps be the child they were never allowed to be.

Since Leo energy is so dynamic about self it can an interest in the persons own romantic life.  Occult sciences can be used to find out when the romantic partner they long for comes into their life.  When they do meet romantic partners they may be interested in doing romantic synastry through astrology to see how compatible they are with their partner.  Leo also rules over risk taking and speculating so the 8th house matters of occult sciences can aid them greatly here.  They may use Tarot to ask questions about risks they can take.  Since Capricorn rising is status minded this person may use astrology as a means to find out where to invest money and what risks may be worth taking or avoiding.

When Virgo rules the 8th House (Aquarius Ascendant) / Mercury is in the 8th House

Virgo on the 8th house cusp can be a bit of a conundrum on it’s own.  At initial glance it would seem like an earth sign that is practical should not draw attention to 8th house matters.  This is hardly the case however due to two unique circumstances.  The first is Virgo is ruled by Mercury drawing an intellectual interest toward matters of the 8th house.  The other major contributor is Virgo in the 8th is an Aquarius Ascendant.  Aquarius energy is influencing the person giving them a strong interest in esoteric sciences.

Virgo itself is analytical energy so a person with Virgo in 8 can take a strong interest in the analytical side of Astrology.  Wanting to learn about, read about and understand astrology can be a strong part of their nature easy.  They may like to learn about and detail peoples natal charts.   Virgo loves to perform service so this can be a position to show an astrologer due to the knowledge they will gain of the subjects.  Another manifestation is simply using astrology as a means to find out about their work.  Maybe they want to find out what work is right for them so they use hidden Tantric Sciences of the 8th house to uncover this.

Virgo is also an energy that likes routine so incorporating metaphysics into the daily life can be a no-brainer.  This might be someone who likes to check transit charts every day in astrology.  At a lower level of interest maybe they may even like to casually read their horoscope every day, month or even year to see how esoteric interests impact their life.  Virgo itself loves organization so anyway the person can help organize their life better may have its place in using occult sciences.

Virgo is also the sign of Health matters.  Occult sciences can be instinctually used to find out about their own health.  They may use medical astrology to discover why they have chronic diseases.  This is especially possibly if Mercury is in 8.  Virgo is a restless and worrisome energy so Astrology can be used to find what disease or condition may bring harm to the individual.  Not all is negative though because the person may find out what diseases and chronic conditions they can be susceptible too.  With that information they can have a leg up in the future and use preventive medicine.

Another area to consider with Virgo in 8 is animals and small pets.  While a bit outside the box (probably normal for an Aquarius Ascending) this person may be drawn towards pet metaphysics.  They may use astrology to help understand their own pets.   Small animals and pets have influences of the sun they were born under and this person may like to find a pet born under a sign compatible with them.

When Libra rules the 8th House (Pisces Ascendant) / Venus is in the 8th House

With Libra ruling the 8th house cusp a person can either naturally have an interest in Hidden Tantric sciences or altogether by pass it. This can be attributed to the effect of Pisces Rising when Libra is in the 8th house.  Pisces is a mutable sign and it tends either go two directions.  On one hand Pisces Ascendants can be very spiritual people and look toward esoteric sciences and the greater collective.  This can include metaphysics, astrology, dream study and things of that nature that can tie into 8th house matters.  

The other side of Pisces however can lead them away from the metaphysics. If the influences around the person are poor the person may be more interested in escaping reality through entertainment of self-detrimental behavior.  A Pisces Ascendant is a tricky Phenom; It tends to go with the flow of what is presented around it.  Since the sign of Pisces is so mutable it all comes down to the nature of the environment and relationships the person has around them.  That said other factors can play in whether this person can take involvement in the occult.

The Libra in 8 person’s natural inclination to have an interest in metaphysics can be seen from Neptune (and classical ruler Jupiter) in their own birth chart. The location of those two planets in signs or houses in the birth chart can point towards a higher individual interest in metaphysical matters.  If Venus in the 8th house interest in the Hidden Tantric sciences is pronounced.  However other planets in the 8th house, 9th house, 11th or 12th house may be needed to draw Libra in the 8th towards occult interests.  Aspects of the Sun, Moon or Ascendant to Pluto may be considered as well to bring Libra and focus towards 8th house sciences.  

If the person on their own merit does have an individual interest in the hidden Tantric sciences of the world they may use it in an effort to bring balance to their lives.  They may practice meditation or things like reiki healing as a way to restore order in their well-being.  There may also be an interest in astrology for them to seek partnerships as Libra rules this area of life.  A person may use astrology seeking the perfect marriage partner.  The same may be said for being on the prowl for business partners.  

Libra also rules contracts and negotiations so astrology may be used to look at transits to find out if negotiations may be more favorable at a certain time in their life.  Another possibility may lie in the Venusian side of Libra; the person may like to seek out their artistic talents through astrology or other metaphysical arts.  Since Libra energy is sensual in nature the person may also be interest in the aesthetic side of astrology through the 8th house.  This may include an interest in astrology influencing the person’s appearance or how they decide to dress themselves.

Libra is the sign of partnerships a person’s interest in the metaphysics may be heightened due to their significant partnerships.  For instance if they marry someone who is into the occult or astrology the person will be likely to tag along and engage in it with them.  This can be true as well if they make any kind of significant partnership where the partner displays an open interest in the hidden tantric sciences.  Pisces ascendants are mutable and like to go with the flow; so if the partners are into it the person will be into it too.

When Scorpio rules the 8th House (Aries Ascendant)/ Pluto is in the 8th House

Scorpio ruling the 8th house cusp is the home placement for Scorpio as it naturally rules the 8th house.  In many cases having Scorpio on the 8th house shows someone who has a natural strong draw to 8th house occult and Tantric Sciences.  This is also true of having Pluto in the 8th house as Pluto is in the house it naturally rules over.  Pluto and Scorpio in the 8th makes someone a truth seeker and someone who wants to uncover hidden motivations.  This tends to be done through looking into metaphysics, occult and the hidden side of life.  

This can be a person who likes to investigate secrets, sex, death, taxes and psychology as topics of interest.  That said when Aries is rising in the chart with Scorpio in the 8th this person can be independent and private about their interest in metaphysical matters.  This is because Scorpio is a private sign and does not like to reveal its true motivations openly; so more times than not the interest in the hidden Tantric sciences may be kept under wraps.

When it comes to what this person may use astrology and the Hidden sciences for are quite broad.  Astrology or the occult may be used to understand the process of life or death.  There may be an interest in using metaphysics to understand their place in the world in general.  Sexuality is big part of Aries and Scorpio energy, so When Aries rises and Scorpio is in the 8th the person may use astrology to discover their sexuality or learn about how sex works in life.  This may mean they use astrology to find a sex partner or maybe this use to find out how to be a better sex partner for example.

Often Scorpio in the 8th can also include someone who uses the hidden sciences to understand psychology.  For an Aries ascendant who likes to overcome adversaries and prove their worth in the world astrology can be used through the 8th house to understand their enemies.  They may also plot their moves in like by consulting Tarot Cards.  The 8th house areas of life and death may influence the person to consult a medium perhaps to talk they cared about who passed on.  The person may find in general the hidden Tantric Sciences are a way to cope with the process of death and Rebirth and transforming themselves as they move forward in life.

When Sagittarius rules the 8th House (Taurus Ascendant) / Jupiter is in the 8th House

Sagittarius ruling the 8th house cusp brings the energy of higher abstract thinking into the 8th house of metaphysics and hidden Tantric Sciences.  This tends to make someone who finds adventure in life when they look below the surface and seek what is hidden in the shadows.  Jupiter occupying the 8th house tends to bring the same results perhaps in higher quantities.  When the planet of expansion or Sagittarius occupies the 8th house a person’s philosophy’s and beliefs tend to be shaped or built around metaphysics or hidden Tantric Sciences.

Sagittarius and Jupiter rule the area of higher education and learning in life. Bringing them into the 8th house makes a person who can persistently look into to the hidden Tantric Sciences of the world.  This is especially true if Taurus is rising as the behavior tends to be persistent and stubborn.  Once this person forms a belief about occult or metaphysical matters they may be unwavering.  In some cases there interest in these matters may be shared with a dogmatic fire as their beliefs are deeply entwined in the deeper and hidden side of life.

With Sagittarius energy occupying the 8th house we can see a person who uses the hidden Tantric Sciences to understand the greater meaning of life. For instance Astrology may be used to find a soul mission or tarot readings can find a similar link to the meaning of life through a spread.  An interest in the occult may help the person understand matters of religion which is seen through Sagittarius.  Astrology or tarot may also be used to help the person understand what or when to publish articles if they so like to write.  Sagittarius also rules teaching so as this person learns about matters of Occult sciences they may like to teach about them naturally.  Astrology may also be used to find out when the best time to marry is since Jupiter and Sagittarius rule Religious ceremony.  

Sagittarius rules a natural inclination towards all things foreign like foreign travel and foreign people as well as cultures.  Astrology or Tarot may be used to discover the details or possible timing of a long distance trip.  Having Sagittarius in the 8th may also show a person who finds interest in 8th house matters come through their long distance travels.  They may travel to a foreign land and in their journey stumble across meeting people who bring an interest in occult sciences into their life.  It can certainly be probable that this person takes serious interest in other forms of metaphysics or tantric sciences that are not native to their home land. For instance this may be someone who finds interest in Vedic Astrology if they are born outside India.

When Capricorn rules the 8th House (Gemini Ascendant) / Saturn is in the 8th House

Capricorn ruling the 8th house cusp can produce a person who may lack the natural pull towards metaphysics and 8th house matters.  This can be born from the practical and down to Earth nature of Capricorn energy.  However this is not to be said the person may not find an interest in their life from learning about 8th house matters and sciences.  There are several ways the person can be introduced to the hidden tantric side of life.

The first can be seen in the case of Capricorn occupying the 8th often Gemini is rising.  Gemini is naturally mutable and can be influenced based on their social interactions.  If they meet the rite person Gemini’s natural desire to learn can be motivated to take interest in the hidden Tantric sciences of the world. Planets in the 8th house, and especially Saturn in the 8th, can show the pull someone towards hidden Tantric Sciences as well.  Sometimes Capricorn or Saturn in 8 can even show a father or authority figure influences an interest in 8th house matters for the person.

It is to be said however that Capricorn and Saturn represents limitations and delays in life.  If this is the case the person may be delayed the first 30 years in life from having deep or fulfilling access to the Tantric sciences of the world. Often if the person tries to dive into these areas of their own accord things tend to restrict them from pursuing the interest further.  However once Saturn lifts its restrictions later in life (after Saturn return) often these 8th house matters integrate into the structure of the person’s life.  The person can at that point can pursue the hidden Tantric Sciences of the world and incorporate them as they see fit.  

When this person is able or takes interest in the hidden Sciences it may very well be used for many things.  Since Capricorn is the energy that represents status in the world sciences like Astrology or Tarot can be sought for ways to boost personal status.  Astrology may be a key tool as the person can see ways in which to increase their reputation and find ways to bolster their standing in their communities they participate in.  Capricorn is also a very serious and career oriented sign so the hidden Tantric Sciences can be used to bolster their career.  If the person struggles in life Astrology may be used to find possible career paths for themselves for example.

Other possibilities lie in Capricorn seeking recognition where it lies.  Capricorn itself loves to become authority so seeking out the hidden Sciences can be used for the person to bring power to themselves.  Astrology, Tarot or metaphysics can be sought to help the person seek recognition for their efforts.  Sciences like Tarot can be sought so the person can find out whether they are do a promotion.  Vedic astrology can be another way the person looks to find out if they are due recognition in certain areas through researching maha dasha periods.  Capricorn also represents the father so the person may use the Hidden Sciences to find out things about their father.  It may not be far-fetched either they like to use these sciences to find out when they become a father themselves.

When Aquarius rules the 8th House (Cancer Ascendant) / Uranus is in the 8th House

Aquarius ruling the 8th house cusp can be an auspicious placement for an interest in matters of metaphysic and Tantric sciences.  The reason is simple as Aquarius energy itself rules over esoteric sciences and occupying the 8th house brings the person a natural interest in these areas usually.  Having Uranus in the 8th house is a natural fit as well as it is planet that rules astrology in the modern version of astrology.  Any planets in the 8th house or contacts of Pluto to the persons ascendant, sun or moon only bolster the draw to the Hidden Sciences of the world; but usually more times than not Astrology is the main draw of their interest.

An interest in astrology can be used to allow the person to understand the greater elements of mankind.  They may like to use astrology understand their friends, groups they belong to, teams they are interested in, corporations around them or society in general.  The person may like to use astrology to help find friends, groups or ways that they can reach out and be a part of something greater then themselves.  An interest in the metaphysical sciences can also lead them to either understand or in some cases as a humanitarian effort to aid the underprivileged in society.

Uranus and Aquarius on their own merit rule over technology.  So an interest in astrology may find that this person uses technology like computers to further their interest in this area.  They may read online articles, use social networking websites or even buy e-books as a means to investigate the hidden Tantric sciences of the world.  Astrology tarot or metaphysics may also be used as a way for a person to discover or bolster their innovative nature.

An interest in these sciences may even be used to help them pursue their own hopes and wishes in life as these areas of life are ruled by Aquarius energy. Astrology may in general also be used to help them look toward their future. Them may be interested in things like transits and chart progressions as a means to forecast what’s ahead.  It’s not too uncommon to see that Tarot spreads may be used to “ask about what’s to come.”  

Once the person comes to understand and get engrossed in the hidden Tantric sciences this person may like to talk about the hidden Tantric sciences with their friends, or join groups that share their common interests.  There is a possibility that the sudden upheaval and reversal nature of Uranus or Aquarius may cause the person to have an inconsistent relationship with the Hidden Tantric sciences of the world.

When Pisces rules the 8th House (Leo Ascendant) / Neptune is in the 8th House

Pisces ruling over the 8th house is a natural fit to bring the interest of metaphysics into a person’s life.  Pisces energy is intuitive and here intuition can inspire someone to seek something greater at work in the universe. Metaphysical interest tends to come natural here especially if it has a spiritual flavor to it.  An interest in the hidden Tantric Sciences of the world can be specially garnered to help understand the spiritual side of themselves.

Since Leo is usually rising in the case of Pisces in the 8th the person can have a distinct interest in finding where they fit in the greater whole of the universe. The person may find themselves naturally pulled to wanting to learn about the hidden tantric sciences to support their personal ambitions in life but also to understand all of life and how things fit together.  A major general want here can be to use metaphysics, astrology, tarot or the occult to help the greater good of mankind.  There may be interest in holistic healing specially as a means to help themselves or others.

Astrology can be an interest with Pisces on the 8th that comes quite natural to them.  The person can use astrology to help improve their life as well as others.  An interest in astrology can help the person understand the greater collective that makes up the universe.  They may specifically be interested in using astrology as a means to see that everything is connected and influences each other.  

In a sense Pisces is about letting go and merging into something greater then self.  Astrology can be a means to an end as this person may enjoy learning about the soul and the greater workings of the universe at large.  A sense of where the physical incarnation ends on Earth and where the soul and spirit differ can be understood through an interest in astrology.  There can be a strong pull toward merging the idea of reincarnation along with astrology. Pisces in 8 can take a strong interest in how the soul is seen through astrology charts and really like to search the moon nodes as a means to learn about the greater workings of the universe.

Dream interpretation can be another metaphysical area of life that draws interest from Pisces in 8.  The person may also like learning about energy and how the universal energies available to a person can influence their physical everyday life.  They may like to take a an interest in reiki healing, Chakra cleansing or any metaphysical science that influences energy levels.  Learning how to work with energy can be something Pisces in 8 can be motivated to do as a means to heal others who suffer in life.

All hidden Tantric sciences of the world can be used by Pisces in the 8th to help them through chaotic times.  Pisces rules over grief, sorrow and loss.  The hidden sciences like astrology or tarot may be used to help the person come to term with personal suffering and pain.  The person may be interest in using spiritual mediums as a way to talk to departed loved ones that caused them heartache as an example.

In some instances having Neptune or Pisces in the 8th can show a malefic nature.  Since Leo is often rising the person may be self-absorbed and turn away from the “higher spiritual calling” of Pisces energy.  In this case it is not to uncommon the hidden Tantric Sciences of the world are of no interest to the person.  This can be especially possible if Neptune itself is in the 8th house. Neptune can very well dissolve what it touches in the most malefic of cases and in this case dissolve a person’s interest in 8th house matters.

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Your art makes me swoon, I hope I can achieve some sort of galant elegance as your own art portrays at some point! Reading through your posts and answers helped me quite a lot. I love art and I want to pursue it, though a lot of the time I have the urge to give up. So thank you for your kind, wise, and supportive words on like subjects! Have a wonderful day!

That is so nice : )  I love to see messages like this and I’m really glad my words were able to help someone.  It’s always hard to know when you write them out if you’ve said the right things hah.  Sorry it took my so long to respond to this, my message box is a mess.  

Everyone has good and bad days with art.  I have even had bad years.  When creating work and being excited about art is hard, it becomes a matter of making it a habit to do and knowing that someday it won’t be so hard anymore because deep down you love making art, even if that’s not so clear right now.  I’ve been talking about this very thing with a lot of my other artist friends recently, and for many of us, we just started drawing when we were young and loved it, but never really thought about it beyond that it was fun.  As we grew up and began seriously thinking about art as a career and about our futures and our place in this world, making art for us began to change.  And for some of us, that change was the end of our love affair with art.  For the rest of us, we had to struggle to try and understand what art means to us now, as adults, and to redefine what it is we get from making it.  For each person the answer is different.  I’ve met some who have solidified for themselves the innocence and fun that art used to bring to them.  For them art is about brightening their life and the lives of those around them.  I know others who use art as a medium to understand the world and to create discussion about what it all means and to challenge the way things are.  For me art is about being a student of the beauty and complexity of creation and humanity and sharing the things that excite me.  The idea that there are powerful rules to aesthetic which create harmony and appeal and that they can and should be broken in order to propel an idea is fascinating to me.  But for each artist, the answer to what art means to us is already within us.  It comes from the seed of the love of art which we discovered in ourselves and then planted at the beginning of our artistic journeys.  I know from experience the growing pains of that seed can hurt.  Shying away from it can be easy because sticking with it seems so hard.  Even answering the question of what art means to you won’t always completely quiet those urges to give up and do something else.  But I often have to ask myself if shying away would really be better.  If letting that part of me die would be what I really wanted at the end of the day.  For me, the answer is no.  My passion and apprehensions still vary from day to day.  But at least I know where I stand and I know that one day I want to see that seed I started with become a mighty tree.  I wish you luck on your own journey to be the best artist you can be!

Character Design

Some tips to make your designs better!

One of the most important things about making fiction is having characters. Your audience needs something to relate to so you must give them a cast that they can love or hate. For those not working with live action, creating appealing character designs is necessary. Character designs can be the line where someone decides not to look at your content.

Which movie would you rather see if you didn’t know anything about the two? personality, color, and shapes are important for you and your audience when looking at fiction.

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‘Erwin, close the damn blinds.’

‘Morning gorgeous.’

'How are you not dying? I’m dying. What happened?’

'So Levi, you don’t remember singing Living On A Prayer whilst walking down the street?’


'And you don’t remember throwing up on my shoes?’


'And you don’t remember…..’

'Shut up.’


did any of you suckers think i cared about what hot trending pairings were the new happening thing in the homestuck fandom??? no i am still erikar trash.

pictured above: karkat takes up residence inside a cape, eridan wonders frantically how people USUALLY console others, and I completely ignore the 180 degrees rule.

I really wanna do this cool fanfic thing

((Its basically a crossover between Diaries and Mystreet. Ive had this idea for the past months but I never really had any idea on how to properly get it out there. I didnt wanna do one of those kinds of fanfics where they are short, fast paced, poorly written. I wanted to make this one like one of those really high quality fanfics that are slow paced and have just really good story in them, however I still never got time to write or to properly plan and order the story. But I still wanna share my idea. I am still debating on what to exactly do.

It takes place in Season 3 of Diaries, and that intermission season between Season 3 and 4 of Mystreet. 

[spoilers for my friends who still need to catch up on the series]

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