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☆ sᴏᴏɴ, ᴛʜᴇ ⋆ sᴛᴀʀs ⋆ ᴡɪʟʟ ɴᴏ ʟᴏɴɢᴇʀ ʙᴇ ʏᴏᴜɴɢ  ☆

to @soonsyoung, the space nerd that loves seventeen’s star

I showed my dad a picture of Blake and Yang to show him what I was freaking out about and he was like “Huh, you’re right, the creators probably made them a yin yang symbol on purpose,” and he pointed out how their eyes match each other’s colors and then I told them one of them was actually named Yang and so that’s the story of how I got my dad on board the bumbleby train

What Miraculouses May Exist Outside of the Known Seven?

As of Season 1, there are seven Miraculouses we know about, and we know about their present and future whereabouts. Only four have appeared, with three being used, but the fourth Miraculous and the three others that aren’t active will be fully revealed within Season 2/Season 3.

However, what about other Miraculouses? After all, we have evidence and confirmation that more than seven exist. For example, in a Lindalee Rose interview, Jeremy Zag revealed that the chest containing Miraculous has more than one level, the top level being the only one shown so far. Additionally, after confirming not every animal has Miraculous based on it, and when asked if there were only seven Miraculouses, Thomas Astruc’s response was, “ Actually it’s a bit more complicated, but now you’ll have at least 3 seasons to discover it.” He seems to be suggesting there is more going on with the Miraculouses, and there may be more than the seven we’ve seen in existence.

Note: I was asked how many floors the box has. At every button, there is a horizontal line that separates the wood, and there are 3 lines in total, resulting in 4 floors, including the top level. We don’t know what each floor looks like, but if they are the same as the top or include the same amount of places for Miraculous, which is 7, the maximum amount of Miraculouses the chest would hold and may possibly exist would be 28 Miraculous.

For my own curiosity, I searched at the information and images we have so far to see what Miraculouses have been suggested and might exist. The best sources for this search come from an animatic, the actual show, and the final design of Master Fu’s Miraculous-holding chest.

First, let’s look at this storyboard from the animatic of the theme song.

These Miraculouses in the chest are different from the ones showcased in the final version. The only three instantly recognizable Miraculouses are the Cat, Ladybug, and Moth Miraculouses. This is what the rest look like to me.

The lowest Miraculous right below the yin-yang symbol appears to be a ring. Displayed on the ring is a side-view of a lion. Going counter-clockwise, the next Miraculous is a bracelet, with a snake biting its tail. This is representing Ouroboros, which is defined by Wikipedia as “ an ancient symbol depicting a serpent or dragon eating its own tail.” This Miraculous is either for a snake or a dragon, with the latter more likely by its appearance. The next Miraculous is another ring with a brown creature on it, looking like a bear or a related-appearing animal. The pair of earrings with stripes is a hard one to guess. It may be for a zebra or an older design for the Bee Miraculous, but I think it may be for a tiger (I’ll explain this reason later on).

Directly above the yin-yang symbol is a ring with a bull image on it. To the left is a weird-appearing pair of earrings that seems to be a chicken or rooster head in a side view with a visible eye. The last unknown Miraculous, a ring yet again, has the side view head of an eagle.

I’m sure most of these Miraculouses, if they appear in the final version, will have modified designs that reflect their animal themes stronger, but for being simple representations, those are the animals I see in them. A few of them are supported in images we’ve seen before during Nooroo’s explanation of Miraculouses in “Laybug & Cat Noir”.

From left to right, these are Tomoe Gozen, Cernunnos, and Herakles. None of the Miraculouses from the storyboard have anything strongly similar to Cernunnos, but by his ears, antlers, and tails, he seems to be suggesting the existence of a Deer Miraculous. Tomoe Gozen could have a Miraculous for any type of bird, but by her pointed beak, she seems to leaning towards a bird of prey. I predict she had the Eagle Miraculous seen in the animatic, although that Miraculous could actually be for another bird of prey, like a hawk or falcon. Finally, Herakles has a strong indication for his Miraculous with the lion pelt he’s wearing, and it matches up with the Lion Miraculous in the animatic. From these three, I think it adds more proof for an Eagle Miraculous and Lion Miraculous, and it suggests another possibility with a Deer Miraculous.

Finally, my source of evidence would be on the exterior of Master Fu’s chest. After close examination, I noticed that the clearly shown sides of the chest included one or two buttons with a Chinese character on each one. with twelve buttons in total, I was curious if they could possibly be representing the Chinese zodiac. With research, I found out I was right, and I created a model showing the placement of the buttons.

If these aren’t just for decoration and are actually based on existing Miraculouses, it would mean that twelve more Miraculouses exist. Some of these animals were ones I pointed out with the animatic, like the snake, the ox, and the rooster. The Miraculouses are strongly implied to have been created in ancient China, so it makes sense if the Chinese zodiac animals were included in the many Miraculouses formed. As for a Dragon Miraculous, it may not be a real animal in our world, but concept art for “The Chinese Legend” shows that dragons may exist, or another possibility is that is will be a real animal that is similar to a dragon, like a seadragon (as done in Fruits Basket).

These are my findings from the theme song animatic, the show, and Master Fu’s chest. Here is the list of Miraculouses that I think have evidence to exist as of now in February 2017:

There may be more, or not all of these will actually exist, but it’s the rough outcome I ended up with. I’m fascinated to see which ones of these will be shown. I don’t think every character in Paris is getting a Miraculous, but I’d love to see guest characters from time to time that happen to be currently wielding one of these. Also, Lindalee Rose revealed that a character we already know will get a Miraculous that we haven’t seen yet, meaning it definitely isn’t one of the seven Miraculous noticed in Season 1.

What are your thoughts? Do you agree with these possibilities, or do you disagree with some of them and/or hope for a different type of Miraculous? Which one, if they’re real, do you think the unknown Miraculous holder will get? I’d love to hear other fans’ thoughts on this subject.

The College Years - Sophomore Year (Chapter 21) - Stiles Stilinski

Author: @were-cheetah-stiles

Title: “The Roadtrip, Part I”

Characters: Stiles Stilinski & Reader/OFC

Warnings: Fluff, cursing.

Y/f/i = your first initial :)

Summary: Almost a month has passed by since school finished and everyone went home for the summer. Stiles, Scott, and the rest of the gang helped take care of the wendigo problem that Derek, Liam, Hayden, Mr. Argent and Sheriff Stilinski and Deputy Parrish combined couldn’t get under control in Beacon Hills. Scott had been spending most of his time with Allison, helping her get her GED so that she could join them at school in the Fall. Stiles, bored and agitated, had been spending his days interning at the Sheriff’s Department, while Y/N was spending her days on the other side of the country interning for her local congresswoman. All seemed quiet for a few short weeks, until something began brewing in Beacon Hills.

Chapter Twenty //-// Chapter Twenty-One - Chapter Twenty-Two

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“You know, young witch, the only reason why we helped you initially is because Gerard was the sacrifice. He came after my family many, many years ago, and we have been waiting to get our revenge ever since.” You walked beside the tall but eerie coven witch who had just brought Allison Argent back to life, in silence. Sylvie Ducette continued speaking regardless of a response. “But what I’m going to tell you next, I tell you because I like you… there is a darkness in you.. for a New England witch. I think that you are more powerful than you know, and I have a feeling that we will be seeing each other again in the future.”

“Is this about my powers?” You asked, confused.

“Non, vous devez regarder vos etudes.” Sylvie said, as the two of you paused at the entrance to the crypt where the ritual had just taken place.

You translated in your head, and then repeated what you thought she said out loud. “Look to my studies?” You questioned.

“Look to your studies, y/n y/m/n, they hold the answers that you will seek….. for something is coming your way.”

“What do you mean? The vampires?” You asked, the confusion apparent in your voice.

“Mon cheri, non. You know how to take care of them already.” Sylvie calmly replied.

“Then what’s coming?” You whispered.

Sylvie smiled. She was done with being helpful. She felt like she had given the girl enough. “Á bientôt.”


It was 2am on a Saturday in late June and you were stuck out in the Hamptons at your Dad’s house for the weekend. You were up in your loft bedroom half-watching Riverdale and half-reading about the healthcare bill that the Republican backed Congress was trying to push through the Senate. You were trying to focus on what you were reading, as you wanted to impress your boss, the Democratic Congresswoman from your district in Queens, with your knowledge of the latest news on Monday. But all you could really focus on was why Stiles hadn’t been answering his phone since yesterday.

You saw your phone light up, a picture of the Pack posing all huddled together and smiling, with you standing next to Stiles, was blocked by a text message. “Can you let me in?

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🖤Drug Lord E [Part 2] (Ethan x Reader)

Summary: Y/N has been trapped by the Dolan gang for a little bit now and she tries to escape, but she gets caught and now she has to face the wrath of the head of the gang, Ethan.


Warnings FOR ENTIRE SERIES:
Drugs/sexual assault/Violence

A/N: Twins are older in this. So I’ve never wrote anything about these subjects before and at any point if you are uncomfortable please stop reading! Also, requests are on hold until I finish the series! Still open, just won’t be posting! Now without further ado, I present Drug Lord Ethan

Part 1 

Ethan’s POV

I opened the bedroom door and I see her back was towards me. She had no interest in getting to know me or even talking to me. She didn’t even turn around to look at me when I walked into the room. “Are you planning on ever talking to me or just giving me the silent treatment forever?” I chuckled, but I got no response from her. I noticed she had a few ear piercing and a bar through her ear. She slightly cocked head and gave me a sideways glance, before turning back looking at her lap. She doesn’t say anything to me still. I pull out a cigarette and light it which catches her attention.

“Oh my God.” She groans which a smile appears on my lips. “That’s disgusting.” I imagine that her face is twisted into a repulsive look. I started to laugh which causes her to turn around and finally look at me. “You think this is funny? You’re honestly holding a girl captive  and you’re laughing about it? What the hell is wrong with you?” She asks with furrowed eyebrows and narrow eyes. I just smiled to myself.

“Well it got you to talk to me.” I remarked as I cocked a crooked smile. She rolled her eyes and let out a huff. She turns her face forwards and continues the silent treatment. “It’s not my fault your boyfriend lost my shit. You’re here because of him. Remember that.” I snapped back sternly.

“And I’m still here because of you.” She snaps back before she turns around and goes back to turning around.

“Do you have your phone?” I asked with a huff. She huffed with an eyeroll.

“No. Your dirty blond boy who wrestled me in here took my phone, car keys, wallet, pepper spray and a pack of gum.” She snaps at me which makes me sigh in annoyance.

“Well get comfortable here. You’re going to be here for a while.” Before I walk out of the room I stop in my tracks. “Stand up.” I ordered. She looked at me with confusion in her eyes. “Stand up. Now.” I demanded more sternly, but she still didn’t listen. I grabbed her by her arm and I yanked her off of the bed.

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“Hey!” She screamed before I slammed her up against the wall. I noticed she had a tattoo of a yin yang symbol on her arm. I chuckled to myself before I pinned her against neck against the wall.


“Hey!” She screamed before I slammed her up against the wall. I noticed she had a tattoo of a yin yang symbol on her arm. I chuckled to myself before I made a pinned her against the wall.

“When I fucking tell you to do something you listen. Do I make myself clear?” I asked 

with my jaw clench. I could feel her trembling in my arms. I slammed her up against the door where she lets out a small yelp. My hands immediately grip her small waist and I give them a good squeeze. I then turn her around and slam her body with her face towards the door annoyed. My hands roam over her body. My fingertips graze in between her thighs as I make my way up the rest of her body. I attempt to feel for an suspicious bumps on her. My hands reach her chest area and I press my body against hers and I smile into her neck. I decided to take advantage of the situation and I squeezed her boobs hard making her gasp.

“Hey!” He pushed me back and slapped me in the face hard. “I don’t have anything! My boyfriend, my phone, my keys, everything your stupid friends have! Get the fuck off me and leave me alone!” She shouts and shoves me back hard. I clutch my fist tight and clench my jaw. 

“Yeah you’re not leaving anytime soon so you’d better start warming up to me sweetheart.” I hissed as I gripped her jaw in my grasp. I shoved her back against the wall as I search through the nightstand for anything that she may have brought with her. 

“What will you do when they come looking for me? You know Justin knows where I am. He knew I was coming over here.” She says as a small smirk appears on her face. I slammed my right arm up against the wall right next to her head as now a small smirk appeared on my face.

“Justin may be stupid, but he’s not stupid enough to come for you. He’s more worried to protect his own ass to even worry about yours. He knows what we can do and he won’t risk it. Trust me, you’re going to want to get comfortable here sweetheart.” I sneered at her. I leaned back and I stormed out of the room after not finding anything but a lighter and some condoms in the drawers. I peeked into the room one last time. “Oh don’t worry about your clothes. Angie will probably be coming over so she can bring you some clothes.” I smiled and gave a taunting wave, before I locked the door behind me as I stomped to my room in need of another cigarette.


Y/N’s POV

“Yeah you’re not leaving anytime soon so you’d better start warming up to me sweetheart.” He snaps at me as he shoved me back against the wall. He stomps out of the room and I hear his footsteps disappear down the hall. I could feel tears start to well up in my eyes. I stumbled to the futon and flopped down. I reached under one of the two pillows and I grabbed a picture of Justin and I. 

We were lying on the cold grass of the late October grass. Fall was just settling in and I had my photographer friend, Maya, take a picture of Justin and I while I held a cigarette in his mouth. This was taken just a few months before we moved in together. A few months before he told me about the gang. A few months before he told me the truth about anything. I knew Justin did drugs, but a gang? I had no idea he was with a gang of the sort. Especially one ran by such a rude guy. I needed to get out of here. I knew Justin would miss me and so would my family and friends.

What did he mean when he said ‘my friend will take care of the rest so you don’t have to worry.’ Was he going to kill everyone I loved so he could keep me here as a sex slave of his? I didn’t want to wait around and find out. I shoved the picture back under my pillows as I scrambled off the bed and I looked around the room. I first tried the bedroom door and I jiggled the handle which not to my surprise, the door was locked. The leader guy had locked me in here. I look around the room and I see an air vent and I see that there is a window above where the dresser is. I decide to go try the window, because I knew nothing about air vents and I was not about to wiggle my way through dust and dead bugs just yet. I climb on top of the red lounge chair which was next to the dresser. I grab the corners opposite of me and I hoist myself on top of the wooden dresser. I look at the window which is super glued shut. I mentally kicked myself annoyed that I was in this situation. I was also becoming more and more frustrated. I knew I shouldn’t be freaking out since I knew Justin would be coming for me, but what if he was right? I mean Justin isn’t the most selfish guy, but he does look out from himself. But he told me not to come here, because he knew it would be bad news. I just needed to get out at this point.

I looked around the room thinking of any other ideas. I saw that there was a hammer in the corner of the dusty old room. I quietly jumped off the dresser and to my surprise, I landed on my feet. I scurried over and quickly snatched the hammer, only for the handle to slip and fall on the floor creating a loud thud. I knew they would come in here and see what was going on. I grabbed the hammer as quick as I could and I hopped into the bed sliding the tool under my pillows. I heard footsteps outside of the door as they shuffled back and forth. Soon they disappeared and I was back on my mission. I grabbed the photo and I shoved it back in my pocket. I climbed back on top of the wooden dresser. I looked around the window and I saw that only the bottom was glued down. I peeled what I could off, but then I just went for it. I smacked the hammer a couple times against the window and I even started to kick at the window. After a few attempts the glass cracks. I heard the glass cracking and on my last kick, my leg busted through the glass as I fell forward outside falling about 15 feet to the ground. Thankfully I fell on a soft long grass area. I stood to my feet before I looked around the area. I was in the backyard and I was surrounded by a six foot white fence. I knew what I had to do. I darted towards the fence for a running start. Just as I was about to jump, a voice boomed which caught me off guard and scared me.

“What do you think you’re doing Y/N?” He asked coldly.


Part 3

The “Yin Yang” Symbol:

☯ The “Yin Yang” (Taijitu)  is a well-known Chinese symbol. Sometimes it’s called Tai-Chi symbol from I-Ching the “Book of Changes”. The I-Ching is the well spring of all Chinese philosophy. This unique and elegant form flows from the observation by the ancients of the change and flow of the natural phenomena of our universe.  

People can more easily grasp the concepts of harmony, change and dual nature of the observed universe within the framework of the cosmic unity by talking about the sun (Yang), moon (Yin) as symbolic of the male and female, positive and negative, active and passive nature of being.  We see the harmony and balance of the cosmos and it flows directly from the ratios upon which the universe is built.

The ancients, seeking to understand the harmony of the cosmos first observed the night sky recording the positions of the constellation known as 北斗 “Beidou” in China or “The Big Dipper” in the West and watching the shadow of the Sun from a standard Chinese measuring post, an 8-foot pole, they determined the four directions. The direction of sunrise is the East; the direction of sunset is the West; the direction of the shortest shadow is the South and the direction of the longest shadow is the North. At night, the direction of the Polaris star is the North. They noticed the seasonal changes.

When the Dipper points to the East, it’s spring; when the Dipper points to the South, it’s summer; when the Dipper points to the West, it’s fall; when the Dipper points to the North, it’s winter. When observing the cycle of the Sun, ancient Chinese simply used the measuring pole and posted at right angles to the ground and recorded positions of the shadow. Then they found the length of a year is around 365.25 days. They even divided the year’s cycle into 24 segments including the Vernal Equinox, Autumnal Equinox, Summer Solstice and Winter Solstice, using the sunrise and Dipper positions.

Brilliant in its simplicity. The astronomers then inscribed six concentric circles, marked the 24-Segment points, divided the circles into 24 sectors and recorded the length of shadow every day. The shortest shadow is found on the day of Summer Solstice. The longest shadow is found on the day of Winter Solstice. After connecting each lines and dimming Yin Part from Summer Solstice to Winter Solstice the Sun chart looks like familiar figure above. ☯

☯ Samsaran ☯

The Force Awakens in Kylo

I know what you’re thinking, we’ve been over this… The Force awakened in Rey, and that’s what the movie title meant. Again, you’re not wrong, but you’re not entirely right either. This has probably been discussed, but I felt like posting it so meh, here it is. 

The Force awakened in Kylo Ren in his very first scene in TFA. “Wait, but Kylo Ren already has the Force…” Ah, yes grasshopper but it wasn't just the Force but the Light side of the Force. The second Kylo Ren showed compassion for Finn is the moment the light side of the Force awakened in him. He knew Finn didn't fire his weapon, he sensed his hesitation and fear. He stopped dead in his tracks and looked at him for a long moment. 

It was a long enough pause for him to know Finn’s “name” FN-2187. He was aware that Finn was disobedient yet he let him go. Yes, Kylo was pissed at himself for letting Finn go later on.

 I mean Finn escaped, cost him the droid, propelled everything forward that led Han Solo onto that bridge. Finn is Kylo Ren’s initial awakening to the light. Even though he ends up hating himself and Finn for it later. 

The Force awakened in Rey during the interrogation. Well, we all knew this obviously but what is interesting is that it was Kylo Ren using the dark side of the Force that caused the awakening in her.

 Rey goes on to harness the dark side of the Force to beat Kylo in the forest. Star Wars data bank says “Kylo was no match for her raw power and rage.” 

That doesn’t sound like the light side of the Force to me. Furthermore, Daisy slipped during an interview and said that the two of them were “finding the Force or whatever” during that scene. Kylo Ren offers to be her teacher— WAITS for her to answer— WATCHES her try to focus. One is left to wonder if he helped her tap into the dark side of Force during that moment. 

As she is attacking him, Kylo tells her to hit him harder three times even though she is wounding him. So not only did Kylo Ren awaken the Force within Rey by using the dark side to enter her mind– causing her to defend herself with the same tactic but he also guided her during battle. On the back of a toy recently leaked, there is a description of Rey, and it reads “Rey must unlearn what she has learned.” This is Yoda’s words to Luke in the OT. But if we take into account she has used the dark side of the Force to fight, it makes more sense for that line to be recycled in the sequel trilogy with out it the meaning being redundant.

This doesn’t mean Rey goes dark by any means but if we look into the Yin and Yang symbolism, Rey is light with a little bit of darkness and Kylo is dark with a little bit of light. And that little bit of dark and light in each of them is the key to an understanding to develop between them. 

Painting The Sky

Pairing: Taehyung x Reader (Artist Taehyung)

Genre: Fluff with a little angst

Word count: 4,300


The first time you had seen him was at an art museum late in the afternoon. He had been standing there, staring at one painting for the past five minutes. Your curiosity had gotten the better of you and you found yourself moving to stand next to him, keeping a safe distance between the two of you. You looked at the painting that had caught his attention, trying to see what he saw. It was a famous painting, one that everyone knew. The Starry Night painted by the famous Vincent Van Gogh. You had never really been into art. The only reason you were at this museum was because your mom forced you to come, saying that you needed to get out of your house. You had wandered away from her long ago, frustrated that she took forever in museums. And now here you were, staring at a painting just because a stranger was staring at it too. Thinking of the stranger, you turned your head slightly to look at him. He was gone. Your body tensed as you cast your eyes around for the mysterious man. You didn’t know why but you were interested in why he was staring at the painting for so long.

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anonymous asked:

Doesn't it seem that Touken is a reference to yin and yang? Since their cloths and hair are inverted.. Any thoughts?

I absolutely believe they are!

Just look at this official Touken art, they definitely resemble the yin&yang symbol!

These two balance each other out! I also think it’s interesting how Ishida said Touken came as a pair, just like yin&yang do. These two love birds compliment each other and give one another the strength the other needs. Since the very beginning of TG, these two were meant for each other.🌹

Marauder’s Headcanon #12

Sirius got his first tattoo in Knockturn alley at the age of sixteen. It was overpriced and the parlor was sketchy, but Sirius was sixteen and drunk and it was Christmas and he had just been disowned and he just needed this. James went with him to make sure he didn’t choose anything too dumb. He finally decided on a stylized lion, roaring on his forearm where the dark mark would have been, had his life gone differently.

He got his next tattoo the following summer- they all went and got one on their chest, over their heart. A wolf, a dog, a stag, and a rat that would chase each other around on their skin. This time, they went to a slightly cleaner, and far more affordable parlor. Sirius paid for Remus’, and Remus pretended not to notice.

He got his third and fourth tattoos the summer after seventh year. One was a magical moon above the marauder’s tattoo. It changed with the phases of the moon because he never wanted to forget. The fifth was a preening phoenix next to the lion, and some detailing that made it the start of his sleeve.

After Regulus died, Sirius added the constellations Canis Major and Leo chasing each other around his arm, making sure the stars Sirius and Regulus were the brightest. He added a field of flowers that would bloom or wither away with his emotional mood, because it sounded cool, damn it. He added a glowing yin-yang symbol, because there is light and darkness inside us all and sometimes he needed a reminder that he had light, too.

In Azkaban, Sirius found himself starring at his sleeve despondently, looking at the withered flowers and dead branches surrounding the lethargic lion and phoenix, the constellations that no longer moved but sat collapsed in pathetic piles. He saw the dimming glow of the yin-yang, and he didn’t care. The stag on his chest had lied down to nap, and he used a fork he received with a meal one day to gouge out the rat that sat up on it’s hind paws, leering. The dog and wolf battled viciously, and it hurt Sirius to see the moon cycling through every month for twelve years.