“He had no idea where the stereotype of dumb giggly blondes came from. Ever since he’d met Annabeth at the Grand Canyon last winter, when she’d marched toward him with that ‘Give me Percy Jackson or I’ll kill you’ expression, Leo had thought of blondes as much too smart and much too dangerous.”
Flint is obviously meant to be the wrist, the past tense, from whence the attack is born and from which it cannot separate itself. Silver, of course, is the
end of the blade, where the attack arrives; the present tense, which also cannot be denied. When they work in concert, any enemy who is not capable of monitoring their two points in space is going to die, according to this theory of the genesis and completion of the strike.
And I’m over here just thinking they should band together and form the entire sword; pommel and hilt and blade and point altogether, the momentum and impact, the whole of the weapon united. James Flint, you are far too smart to get so caught up in these Byzantine metaphors in such a literal way. John Silver, shame on you for handling that whole conversation so clumsily.
You are direct and go after what you want. No one usually has to guess what you feel or who interests you! You are a born leader and a great social spark plug who gets things moving with both friends and strangers. You probably like kung fu movies and red cars. You are often first to express affection but sometimes you are too obvious or pushy. You may need to be more subtle and tactful to get what you want. You fall in love quickly, and can fall out of love just as quickly. You need to learn patience in love. When you mature, you can be very devoted. You anger easily, but when you express your feelings right away and move on, you are one of the quickest Venus signs to forgive. What you have to give: Enthusiasm What you need to learn most: Cooperation Famous people with Venus in Aries: Shakira, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Keira Knightley
TAURUS Relax… yours is one of the naturally smart Venus placements. If you’re not too lazy, that is. You enjoy the simple pleasures of life – a warm place to live, soft bed, tasty food, and a big easy chair to nap in. If you can enjoy any of these comforts in pleasant outdoor surroundings, so much the better. You like nature, appreciate music and art, and want good quality in the things that you buy. You are loyal and reliable but may need to make sure your relationships don’t get stale out of habit. Your best approach is to draw people to you with your quiet strength rather than racing out after them. You are often the calm in the center of the storm, someone your friends can count on. Avoid treating people as possessions or only liking them for their “stuff.”. What you have to give: Stability What you need to learn most: Change can be good! Famous people with Venus in Taurus: Jessica Alba, Lana Del Rey, Johnny Depp, Kanye West
GEMINI You have one of the more difficult Venus placements because it’s hard for you to make up your mind about what you want. No one thing holds your interest for very long. You are quite curious, and enjoy finding out details about people you meet every day. You would make a good tour guide or teacher as you love learning and sharing information. Variety is very important to you and you may have friends from many different groups at school. Sometimes you may talk about people just to release tension. The next time you start to do that, ask yourself, “Is what I’m about to say really necessary?” You are naturally funny and your sense of humor attracts people to you. Learn to keep your attention focused on the person you’re with, and develop a few relationships more deeply rather than scattering your attention What you have to give: A playful spirit What you need to learn most: Nothing grows well without time and attention. Famous people with Venus in Gemini: Jennifer Lopez, Megan Fox, Uma Thurman, Sandra Bullock
CANCER You are sweet and sentimental and you hope for a happy home and family life. Your moods go up and down and you can be insecure, often seeking reassurance from those you love. You are fiercely protective of people and places that mean a lot to you, like a bear protecting her cubs. Sometimes you want to be babied, and that’s okay! But, since Cancer is the “mother” sign of the zodiac, you also have a tendency to take care of others (feeding, giving advice, finding lost things, etc.) and may sometimes need to let people do things for themselves. You enjoy spending time at home or in the homes of your friends rather than going out a lot. You can probably learn a lot from your relatives, especially your grandparents. You can be easily hurt in love and must be careful about choosing the people with whom you share your heart. What you have to give: Emotional closeness What you need to learn most: Real security comes from inside. Famous people with Venus in Cancer: Angelina Jolie, Cameron Diaz, Natalie Portman, Halle Barry
LEO You are a passionate person with a great wish to be noticed and appreciated. You are very generous and want to find warmth and beauty in the lives of your friends and loved ones. Though you can be dramatic and tend to exaggerate, you have a great capacity for devotion. It’s a good idea for you to have some area in life where you can be a “star,” whether through drama, sports, or teaching younger children. Dating was probably invented with you in mind, as you love romance and are very creative in thinking of new places to go and things to try. Remember to get to know the actual person you date, rather than a vision of that person that may seem real to you, but is really only your fantasy. What you have to give: Confidence What you need to learn most: Humility Famous people with Venus in Leo: Selena Gomez, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Amy Winehouse
VIRGO You are often shy, and may find it hard to make friends. Sometimes you are critical of yourself, and avoid people because you fear criticism from others. Other people aren’t nearly as likely to notice your flaws as you are. You often try to figure your relationships out, as if you could take them apart piece by piece. Try being more relaxed about them and see what happens. You are neat and orderly and like people who have good math, computer or “fix-it” skills. You can be quite happy keeping yourself company with your friends and projects. Don’t let people pressure you into a dating scene if you are not ready for it. Sometimes your desire for perfection in relationships can lead you avoid them entirely or to settle for anyone. Keep your standards high, but realize that no one is perfect. What you have to give: Modesty What you need to learn most: Not to worry Famous people with Venus in Virgo: Gwen Stefani, Kim Kardashian, Eminem, Robin Williams
LIBRA You have the potential to have great relationships. You have a natural ability to cooperate, and you usually demonstrate grace and fairness in your interactions with others. Your Venus is at the balancing point halfway through the zodiac. This makes you a good peacemaker between your friends. You could be a good attorney, artist, or salesperson by using your ability to negotiate, your love of beauty and balance, and your charm. You like music and art, and find ugliness in any form quite irritating. On the down side, sometimes it is hard for you to know what you think or feel without asking other people. You need to try to develop opinions and standards of your own. What you have to give: Companionship What you need to learn most: Not caring quite as much what other people think Famous people with Venus in Libra: Beyoncé, Freddie Mercury, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone
SCORPIO With Venus in Scorpio you have special responsibilities. You have strong desires and must direct them toward your highest goals for best results. You are passionate and intense in your relationships. In fact, sometimes you might secretly enjoy creating a big crisis in your life just so you can fix or clean it up! You have a strong influence on others for good or bad, and should try to use your healing (constructive) rather than mean (destructive) tendencies. You are good at keeping secrets, but you can be jealous and controlling at times. You are likely to learn a lot through your sexual experiences. You tend to rush into these when it might be better to stand back and get to know a person in other ways beforehand. You can also help others learn how to use their sexuality wisely. Your anger can seem invisible to others until the day it boils over, so try to let off a little bit of steam at a time. What you have to give: Intensity What you need to learn most: How to lighten up, how to let people be free Famous people with Venus in Scorpio: Avril Lavigne, Jay-Z, Leonardo DiCaprio, Drake
SAGITTARIUS You are happy-go-lucky and optimistic about love. You see life as a great adventure and you need the people you love to allow you freedom to travel, either in reality or in your mind. You usually have strong beliefs that guide your life, but sometimes you throw caution to the wind a little too easily! You freely share your feelings, and can sometimes hurt people by your directness. You probably are happiest in relationships with people who share your philosophy of life. You need to get away from it all from time to time, to get a bigger picture of what is going on in your life. Going up high on a nearby mountain can help you clear your mind. You may have talents in sports or religion and have friends from many different countries or backgrounds. You believe the best about people, but sometimes you overlook their deepest needs. What you have to give: Adventure What you need to learn most: How to pay attention to little things Famous people with Venus in Sagittarius: Nicki Minaj, Christina Aguilera, Katy Perry, David Bowie
CAPRICORN You are reliable, serious, and tend to follow through on what you say you will do. You see love as an investment, something you are careful to choose wisely about, because you want it to last. You may have had a difficult early family life, in which not much affection was displayed. For some of you, it may take longer than it does for your friends to meet that true love, and you may encounter frustrating disappointments or delays. Since Capricorn relates to the principle of TIME, you can benefit from making the most of yourself and focusing on your own goals so you will be prepared when the right partner for you does arrive. You are more sensible than many in love, and can be honest with those you care about regarding what is really going on. You tend to learn from your love experiences, unlike some who keep repeating them again and again. You also can be fearful, however. Watch to see if you turn down perfectly good opportunities that come up. You have more walls up that others, sometimes for good reason. Your challenge is letting those walls down with people you can trust. What you have to give: Reliability What you need to learn most: Some people can be trusted Famous people with Venus in Capricorn: Scarlett Johansson, Justin Timberlake, Brad Pitt, Britney Spears
AQUARIUS You are a little strange, if I may say so! Actually, what I mean is that you enjoy the offbeat, unique and different in life. You like computers, technology and revolutionary ideas. You enjoy trying new things and meeting unusual people, and accept almost anyone without judgment. One of your great gifts is the ability to set other people free in a way that many Venus signs find difficult. You see a person you love not as someone to be owned (sometimes a Venus in Taurus problem), or put on a pedestal (sometimes a Venus in Leo problem), or only merged with sexually (sometimes a Venus in Scorpio problem), but as a unique friend valuable in his or her own right. On the down side, sometimes you keep a distance in your relationships that others find frustrating. They may want to feel more special or singled out, whereas you enjoy having a more detached kind of connection. Sometimes you can be too cold, and break connections off with people too suddenly. But you can be a great friend, especially for someone going through a heartache or breakup in love. What you have to give: Independence What you need to learn most: Romance and devotion Famous people with Venus in Aquarius: Taylor Swift, Ashton Kutcher, Harry Styles, Kate Moss
PISCES You are oh so sweet and usually very kind. You love for love’s sake, not for popularity, money, security, or any other reason. Since you are so caring, you are almost never as concerned with what people can do for you as with what you can do for them. You can easily put yourself in other people’s shoes and feel what their lives must be like. You enjoy giving and receiving romantic expressions of affection, such as flowers, poetry, and music, especially if you have created these yourself. You daydream a lot and may need to make sure you see the people you love realistically. Sometimes you would rather dream about love than make it happen! You also need to watch a tendency to be taken advantage of by people who aren’t as nice as you are. Some of you may be the more sneaky Pisces types, who need to learn to be direct and honest. You like quiet, soothing places, and being near water can be enjoyable for you. What you have to give: Peace What you need to learn most: Persistence Famous people with Venus in Pisces: Kurt Cobain, Justin Bieber, Emma Watson, Penélope Cruz
Sometimes you’ll just be too much woman.
Too much of something that makes a man feel like less of a man,
Which will make you feel like you have to be less of a woman.
The biggest mistake you can make
Is removing jewels from your crown
To make it easier for a man to carry.
When this happens, I need you to understand
You do not need a smaller crown—
You need a man with bigger hands.
Like just about everything about the Netflix Death Note, it sounds like they were trying to rework the story to make it more American while not considering the potential implications of the story once you toy around with things like that (the whole “misanthropic white kid develops a god complex and attempts to ‘cleanse’ society” thing in general). That being said, hamfisted Americanization aside, Keith Stanfield is a pretty good actor, so I’m curious to see how he’ll handle L.
Andi Wellinger delights crowds of fans gathered at
Mühlenkopfschanze with his victory and two excellent jumps (147.5 and 135 meters), Willingen 29.1.17 (Andi wins, gets hugs from eveyone, and everyone is happy