words of wisdom by the legends

ABC’s of Shapshifter Lore 

K is for Kitsune: Kitsune (狐?, IPA: [kitsɯne]) is the Japanese word for fox. Foxes are a common subject of Japanese folklore; in English, kitsune refers to them in this context. Stories depict them as intelligent beings and as possessing magical abilities that increase with their age and wisdom. According to Yōkai folklore, all foxes have the ability to shape shift into women. While some folktales speak of kitsune employing this ability to trick others—as foxes in folklore often do—other stories portray them as faithful guardians, friends, lovers, and wives.Foxes and human beings lived close together in ancient Japan; this companionship gave rise to legends about the creatures. Kitsune have become closely associated with Inari, a Shinto kami or spirit, and serve as its messengers. This role has reinforced the fox’s supernatural significance. The more tails a kitsune has—they may have as many as nine—the older, wiser, and more powerful it is. Because of their potential power and influence, some people make offerings to them as to a deity.Conversely foxes were often seen as “witch animals”, especially during the superstitious Edo period (1603–1867), and were goblins who could not be trusted (similar to some badgers and cats).

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  • gfriend: *rookies, new to this world, fresh as a lettuce, hearts full of life, life full of hope*
  • taeyeon: *queen, leader of korea's #1 girl group, known all around the world, has seen it all, sleeps in a bed made of $100 bills, a goddess*
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Summery: Katara imparts words of wisdom to Asami, who takes them to heart.

Rating: K

Pairing: Korrasami, mentions of Kaatang

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“It takes a tremendous amount of bravery you know, not to pat myself on the back of course,” Katara said.

The entire crew had transplanted, once again to the Southern Water Tribe. Bolin joked that Korra had to have had enough of the snowy icecap at the bottom of the world after three years down there. Mako was just happy to be invited, Opal was ecstatic to meet Katara. And Asami was nervous at the prospect of facing Tonraq in a much less friendly way. Though Korra insisted he would not be nearly as harsh on her as he had been on Mako because he actually liked Asami. But still…

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war and wisdom,
they do not mix.
war and wisdom,
they fought and they fought.
war and wisdom,
and you remember of troy.
and you know that you should be
fighting on opposite sides.

but she is wisdom
and you are war
and you cannot hate her
despite the legends.
she is wisdom
and you are war,
and you have no reason
to not love her.
—  war & wisdom pt. 2 ( for gryffndorwrites ) // k.s.