The Miskatonic Herball.
This is a hand carved and inked proof of my most recent project. I’m thinking of turning it into an entire chapbook or something this year and would appreciate your feedback. Would you be interested in the ramblings of a disgraced Puritan Reverend who was sent to investigate the disappearance of one of his brethren as detailed in the opening of The Dunwich Horror?
It would take the shape of a Herbal, a guide to plants, animals, and folk wisdom, that was popular in the dawn of print. Could be a fun prop for gaming, too.
If you could let me know if this is a Good Idea via comments or reblogs or however this works, I’d really appreciate it (and might work you into the text if I go forward with the project).
I don’t trust Winston. Why did he forsake his Gorilla brethren, there must have been a reason they rebelled against the humans. Why did Winston take the side of the humans, does Winston not consider himself a Gorilla. Is Winston a spy, here to bring our earth Gorillas to his side? How deep does the Gorilla crisis go
Okay, but Cas listening to an evangelical AM station in his truck – Angel radio analogue – and the preacher talking about everyone paying for their ultimate sins.
Cas has two “ultimate sins” weighing on him right now: killing Billie (which comes with a side of cosmic consequences) and the sin he has committed emotionally but not physically. Namely, the ultimate angel taboo. The one thing above all others that angels Must Not Do…
…Lay with a human.
It’s a sin we’ve seen committed twice this season (Isham and Lucifer), and one Cas has been constantly accused of by his brethren.
The scene with him listening to the radio shows us that his love for “humanity” is fore in his mind. He almost seems to be punishing himself with the evangelical show.
He’s still resisting. He doesn’t want to fall those few more inches to the ground.
But then he shaves a little off the distance when he thinks he’s about to die. He breaks the seal and says, “I love you.” He voices his love for “humanity” and the look on “humanity’s” face is heart breaking.
Poor Cas, trying so hard to keep his toes out of the dirt. Punishing himself for his desires, for his love. Holding on to the last vestiges of Heaven, denying himself the very thing that makes him happiest.
Before you see the word comic book and decide this article
isn’t for you, hear me out real quick: a lesbian Latina superhero strikes out on her own to take on her biggest challenge yet – going to
college. Are you hooked yet?
I was first introduced to America Chavez through the Young
Avengers comic books and she completely stole the show for me. As someone who was
introduced to superheroes through movies, I was used to the stereotypical lead
character following in the same narrative footsteps as all his straight, white
male brethren. To see a queer brown girl as a main character excited me (and
did I mention she can kick star shaped portals that lead to other
dimensions???). When it was announced that America Chavez would be
getting her own solo comic to be released in March of 2017, I couldn’t wait to get
my hands on it. The possibilities within America’s story are endless and Gabby
Rivera and Joe Quinones did not disappoint with this first issue.
Marvel made headlines when they first announced America
Chavez’s solo comic series, and not just because it was the triumphant return of
many people’s favorite hero, but also because it was announced that writer Gabby
Rivera would be spearheading the series. It was refreshing to hear that a gay Latina writer would be bringing truth and realness to this gay Latina character’s
story. The story follows America as she retires from her usual superhero-ing
business and enrolls in Sotomayer University – think Xavier’s School for Gifted
Youngsters but cooler. Rivera’s influence is prominent from the very first
page; from America’s relationship with her girlfriend Lisa to her memories of
her two mothers from the Utopian Parallel, it is the little things throughout
the first issue that imbue the character and the story with a sense of queerness
that kept me smiling. No matter how well-versed you are in comics or the
superhero genre, I definitely recommend the “America” series to everyone
seeking out more lesbian representation in their life.
It’s springtime at Sheffield University—the flowers are blooming, the birds are singing, and fast-pals Susan, Esther, and Daisy continue to survive their freshman year of university. Susan is barely dealing with her recent breakup with McGraw, Esther is considering dropping out of school, and Daisy is trying to keep everyone and everything from falling apart! Combined with house- hunting, indie film festivals, and online dating, can the girls make it to second year? Collects issues #13-16.
After being wrongfully accused of deicide by his angelic brethren, the Prince of Hell undertook an epic quest through the cosmos to clear his name. Now he wants nothing more than to retire to his Los Angeles club, Ex Lux, and drown the world’s sorrows one drink at a time.
With the throne of Heaven still vacant, archangels are turning on each other in an effort to seize their absent Father’s crown. And since the Lightbringer has no desire to revisit his former kingdom, a vicious power struggle has erupted in the infernal realm, as well.
Caught between chaos above and below, Earth has never been more vulnerable. In order to keep his terrestrial retreat safe from collateral damage, Lucifer must reluctantly rejoin the fight for control over Creation. But as the battle rages, the aftershocks from his Father’s demise are growing stronger and making it clear that some fates really are worse than death.
The saga of the world’s original antihero reaches new heights (and depths) in LUCIFER VOL. 2: FATHER LUCIFER, collecting issues #7-12 of the acclaimed series from author Holly Black (The Spiderwick Chronicles) and artist Lee Garbett (Loki).
Jake just wants to have a nice relaxing weekend without any adventures. Not too much to ask for, right? Too bad the Governor of Ghost-A- Rica has plans of his own and that means releasing his ghost minions to steal the youth of all the citizens in Ooo. It’s a battle for youth, literally! Collects issues #50-54.
Collects Power Man and Iron Fist #6-9, Sweet Christmas Annual #1.
Luke and Danny have only just put the band back together — will CIVIL WAR II tear it apart? Maybe, when Iron Fist finds himself behind iron bars! But who better to get him out of a cage than Power Man? Then again, Luke’s crack team of former criminals may be more of a hindrance than a help! And there’s the small matter of Captain Marvel’s reaction to the Inhuman Ulysses’ prison-break premonition! As for the philosophical disagreement underpinning the conflict rocking the Marvel Universe, our two heroes start out on the same side — but the predictive justice vigilantes Preemptive Strike may just change that! Plus: From Civil War to peace on Earth! It’s Luke’s favorite holiday — but demonic toys might make this a bitter Christmas, not sweet!
This beautifully illustrated and emotional story is an evocative memoir about the search for a better future and a longing for the past. Exploring the anguish of immigration and the lasting effects that displacement has on a child and her family, Bui documents the story of her family’s daring escape after the fall of South Vietnam in the 1970s, and the difficulties they faced building new lives for themselves. At the heart of Bui’s story is a universal struggle: While adjusting to life as a first-time mother, she ultimately discovers what it means to be a parent—the endless sacrifices, the unnoticed gestures, and the depths of unspoken love. Despite how impossible it seems to take on the simultaneous roles of both parent and child, Bui pushes through. With haunting, poetic writing and breathtaking art, she examines the strength of family, the importance of identity, and the meaning of home. In what Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist Viet Thanh Nguyen calls “a book to break your heart and heal it,” The Best We Could Do brings to life Thi Bui’s journey of understanding, and provides inspiration to all of those who search for a better future while longing for a simpler past.
So this little ficlet is for the very lovely @mysteryprof for their birthday. I am terribly sorry for not getting this to you earlier, but I had a busy day! Hope your birthday was fun!!! Enjoy, my dear!!!
Prompt: Hanzo’s Demon skin from the Halloween Terror event
It had been many years, decades even, since the demon had let himself become attached to another creature. Attachment led to fondness, and fondness led to weakness… and weakness could be exploited by those who would wish to control him. So this particular demon dwelled apart from his brethren, those he used to consider family. Alone, he felt safe. Alone, the demon felt at peace.
The demon chuckled to himself. ‘A demon at peace with itself… preposterous…’ he thought while staring up at the cold winter moon. “There is no peace for those damned beyond redemption,” he murmured to the barren forest as a light snow began to fall among the trees.
The demon looked down at his arm, at the tattoo snaking up from the wrist onto his chest. The design was a reminder of the demon’s late blood brother. By branding his very skin with his brother’s face, the demon would always be reminded of what he had done to his brother, to their family.
But that had been many centuries ago, and by now both brothers had come to terms with what they had become. Yet that did not mean that the demon regretted his actions, his mistakes. For years now, he had been searching for something to finally end their everlasting torment; even if he knew his destiny was already set in stone, he still searched.
The demon sighed as he closed his eyes, remembering the agonies he had wreaked upon his family all those years ago. He would never forget the monstrous shadows he saw in the fires consuming his family’s home. The cries of helpless nobles from atop the highest temple floor and the echoing wails of servants trapped behind walls of fire… and it was in those flames that he saw what he had become. Those were the flames he had pushed his brother into… only to see the younger man emerge from the inferno, his dragon’s aura flickering around his body…
He could still hear the last elder’s thundering voice inside his head: ‘YOU WILL WALK THE EARTH AS CREATURES OF NIGHTMARES. YOU WILL BE FEARED BY MORTALS. YOU ARE NO LONGER A PART OF THE EARTH, AND YOU ARE FORBIDDEN FROM ENTERING THE KINGDOM OF THE DRAGONS.’
A howl ripped through the calm winter air, pulling the demon back into the present. He looked up, the emptiness of his eyes reflecting the moon’s harsh light. “So this fool is back… again,” he growled quietly as he readied himself for a fight. Ever since that night, the demon did not enjoy any sort of hostile engagement. Losing his dragons might have had more of an impact on his abilities than the demon would like to admit, but he still was able to take down his prey.
A shadow slipped into the demon’s view, moving low across the ground until it was a few meters away from where the demon stood. He looked at the mysterious shadow warily, slowly preparing to fire an arrow from his Hellbow. The shadow jerkily moved to stand on two legs, its face suddenly struck by the moonlight. The demon tightened his grip on his bow, memories flooding back to him all too quickly.
A man, his brown eyes twinkling as a laugh sounded from his lips… The moon reflecting off the mirrored surface of a lake deep in the woods… Night after of night of unbridled passion… The dark walls of the cave echoing the sounds they made together… Running his hands through his partner’s soft hair… Breathing in the scents of the forest that always seemed to cling to his lover’s clothes…
Long tangled locks of matted hair fell past the man’s face, blood dripping from his mouth. He looked up at the demon, the pleading look in his eyes quickly succumbing to one of ravenous hunger and insatiable lust. “Ya should know by now that ya can’t ever run from me, darlin’… I’ll always sniff out that sweet scent of yours,” the beastly man snarled at the demon, a nasty grin spreading across his face.
The demon sighed again, earning a chuckle from the other. “What, nothin’ to say to me, sugar? How long has it been, a few years?” The man slowly began to walk towards the demon, each of his words laced with venomous intent.
The demon bowed his head slightly, taking a shallow breath before speaking softly. “You are not the first beast they have sent to kill me, nor will you be the last,” he said, raising his gaze to meet his former lover’s bloodshot eyes. ‘Dead eyes…’ he mused to himself as he drew back the arrow he had nocked not moments before.
The demon’s voice was barely above a whisper as he spoke, but he knew the other man could hear it perfectly.
“You are already dead.”
The arrow flew straight and true, as all his shots did. The beast that was once the most precious person to him fell to the icy ground with a dull thud. The demon stood there for a moment staring at the body before turning and walking deeper into the frozen forest, his mantra repeating over in his mind.
‘With every death, comes honor. With honor, redemption.’
mushrooms are not a fungus but actually a small dirty cryptid who loves death and poop. we eat his brethren and he is sad, so he gives us food poisoning. he has a cousin who is a chaotic neutral wizard and therefore makes you high af
Demon!Dean and Castiel imprisoned in heavens jail AU:
Shackles rattled as heavens newest prisoner was pushed through the prison gates. The prison, Castiel, held his head high as his brethren shut the gate on him. His crime, betrayal, etched into his arms as a banishing symbol glinted on his cuffs reminding the world of his sentence. The gates shut for the final time and the rock melded back into place sealing him off from the outside almost indefinitely. As he turned around to survey his new surroundings IT hit him. The foul stench of greed and evil burning his nostrils. The smell of an evil, mangled soul told the Angel exactly what was dangling above him for he saw it. A demon cackled above him as it swung down and into the light exposing it’s muscled form and brown hair. His mouth broke into a sinister smile like an open wound exposing his sharp teeth as he circled Cas like a shark hunting his prey. “Well would you look at this!” His sinister laugh echoed through the prison cell. “Say pretty boy, what’s your name?” Cas was taken aback by the demons question. Surely a demon wouldn’t be interested in his name would he? But Castiel surrendered and gave up his name seeing as he would spend eternity with this monstrosity. “The name’s Castiel.” Cas looked around avoiding the piercing gaze of the demon sitting above him. The laughter pierced Cas’ soul chilling him to the bone.
“Well Cas, the names Dean!” The demons name terrified Cas but he couldn’t let it show for he was in the presence of one of the most powerful demons in hell, a Knight Of Hell in fact. He was known as the last Knight of Hell and nearly impossible to slaughter which is why he was his cell mate. His crime inscribed in Eochian rang out: “Demon” for his crime was being who or WHAT he was. Dean knew this so that’s why he looked curiously at Castiel’s arms inscribed in Eochian.
“Say, Angel boy, we’re gonna be here a while so why don’t you tell me ‘bout your crime?” Cas smiled and indulged his cell mate.
Rangers are found far from the safety and comfort of castles
and cities. They are found in the wilds, often as defenders of remote villages
or scouts of advancing armies. Rangers wear light armor for travel and wield an
assortment of weaponry to handle any situation. They are some of the most
skilled hunters ever known, and no prey can escape them.
Musketeer: Riflemen who master firearms and tend to excel in warfare. They can be found in battalions or in mounted combat, bringing death from a new age.
Archer: One of the oldest professions of long ranged combat, archers are experts with a bow. They can often fire volleys of arrows, enough to block out the sun.
Engineer: Engineers rely on technology to ensure complete control of the battlefield. Using a variety of traps, machines and explosives, no one doubts the efficiency of an engineer.
I cherish the idea of an overprotecting Gabriel towards his siblings, especially Castiel.
I like to think Gabriel is the kind to worry so much about his family behind his casual and disinterested-like behavior, that he actually fled from Heaven because he couldn’t stand seeing his brethren tear each other apart. ಥ_ಥ
So, as I absolutely adore Cas and Gabriel and felt they had some sort of a strong brotherhood, here is the first part of small drawings representing them throughout Castiel’s growth. ・:*:・◝(˙꒳˙)◜・:*:・
Although not much is known about him on a personal level, it is said that he was both rebellious like Dante and level-headed like Vergil. He was well revered and respected by many demons for his heroism while in service to Mundus, describing him as a “hero among heroes.” Legends speak fondly of his courage, righteousness and his thankless missions to protect the human world at the expense of being labelled as a traitor by all of his demon brethren.
Story Prompt: The NDRV3 Students all get horribly injured in an attempt to escape gone horribly wrong. Monokuma saves them all by turning them into robots. The 15 of them are understandably distraught. Kiibo then decides to show his new robotic brethren all the best parts of being a robot to try and cheer them up.
My local extant hominid cryptid, the monster of the Mogollon Rim is described as being a seven foot tall primate with patchy fur, red eyes, a serious stink about him and, with sightings often accompanied by violent predatory behavior, way less chill than some of his Bigfoot-y brethren.
Made me think of zero. A quote he truly needs to hear and realize that he deserves (10x million times ) better..
That guy protects the woman who was the reason his family got slaughtered. He falls in love with her and lets her in his heart. She leaves. She comes back after a year. Practically jumps on him. Erases his memories because apparently he can’t live without her after her sacrifice, which never happened. (Sorry. He managed to leave without her for a whole year. He survived his familys murder. He can survive the loss of his first love. Besides if zero would have had enough time he would have fallen out of love with her. But no..Hino has more plans for our hero. Instead of showing us how his relationship with kaito evolved or even how he finally started to gain respect from his brethren who were still weary off him. Actually show us him escaping the hunters watch to feed off his Preys and the pain that must have caused him and how he slowly started to recover thanks to kaito who watched over him.. which by the way leaves me a question. Level e blood is filled with madness. Since the life is in the blood wouldn’t have that affected zero as well? Apparently it’s never shown because miss hino deemed zeros time without yuki unimportant. ) Anyway. She erases his memories.sleeps with her fiancé ( Which was just terrible writing. No amount of new chapters can explain this absurdity. The characters in this chapter were OOC. Yuki freaked out Everytime kaname looked at her and it made kaname look like a playboy. Sorry no. He has done many horrible things but it isn’t his character to sleep with a woman knowing that her indecisive mind was still torn between two guys and the fact that he was going to sacrifice himself. The only reason I can see why hino wrote that is so that she could give a reason for yuki to stay alive and still mess with the romance.. ) anyway. Kaname sacrifices his heart. Yuki realizes she’s pregnant. Zero raises the child of his enemy as his own and waits patiently for more than + 50-60years for a woman who has not given him any form of happiness since the second arc. On the opposite. Everytime yuki seeked zero he seemed rather depressed. It’s not only unrealistic but it actually hurts for anybody who likes the character and not the ship. I know it’s a story but would you really be okay for anybody to experience such a thing. I think not. It makes zero look as if his only importance is to be devoted to yuki. It actually hurts to watch.. imagine something like that happened to your son,or your brother. Or just someone you truly care for..Would you be okay with it or would you wish a better outcome for this person. It doesn’t have to be always about romance. I know it’s an important factor nowadays but what about family. What about earning the respect of those who rebuked you? Just all the lost opportunities I see.. hino could have written a great story. Her first idea was about pacifism. Well zero now as a vampire could have very well made hunters slowly open up and change their perception on some things..
I just imagine how great it would have been if yuki didn’t sleep with kaname and after kaname’s sacrifice, Yuki would have used her life to give back to zero which has been taken away from him..His humanity.
THAT would have been an act of True love.
In the end the gif below should be what zero should start thinking :