Instead of going to therapy like a normal person, mara sov really said "what if I created ✨problems✨"
i am a huuuge sucker for the dynamic of immortal being and their Chosen Friend/Person and the bonus of Eret being debatably immortal as well makes their dynamic SO engaging for me. i wish we had more to go off of :]
Anyways Nero's religious trauma was on factor not only by the Order of the Sword, but the fact that he was albino, and showed very early his demonic heritage at a very young age. Thus causing many to forsake and outcast him. DESPITE their lord / savior, Sparda being a demonic entity himself.
last part !! apart from Literally Three People, everyone else chose 3 - the unlocked option !! poor q, y’all aren’t giving him a rest, huh /lh
well done to the people who picked up on “turned into something not-so-great”!! i was originally gonna have three additional points only, but then i wrote that and included it as one as well for the ending of this story :))
“Why did you argue about Pandora’s Vault?” Helga asks suddenly, gnawing on her lip and watching her father’s back stiffen. “You said that, uh, James overheard you ‘cause you were arguing about it. What were you arguing about it?”
Quackity couldn’t get tenser if he’d tried. “It’s really not important now,” he says, dismissively, “I can’t really remember, and it was a pretty long time ago, and-”
“But you can,” Helga argues, crossing her arms stubbornly and getting off the bed, “I know you can. You’re lying, right?”
“Helga,” James says awkwardly, “maybe-”
“You’re a liar.” Helga says, with sudden boldness. “You promised you wouldn’t be.”
Quackity spins round, eyes flashing. For a minute, James sees someone else: sees a figure with a dark hood and cloak, sees a skeleton horse and a sword in hand and a book that reeks of bad magic, and he’s filled with inexplicable terror that leaves him just as soon as it had come.
“I was arguing with your dad because he wanted me to talk about it,” he says, words tight, forced control making them shake, “and because he wanted me to tell you guys about it! And I wasn’t ready to talk about it! If I had my way, I wouldn’t ever talk about it again! But I guess he got his way, since now we’re here, and-”
He trails off, heat draining from his voice.
“Since now we’re here,” he repeats, a little lamely, and Helga can’t meet his eyes, and neither can James, and the whole situation feels like it’s falling apart, “and... I’ve told you.”
Silence, thick, heavy. Helga feels like she’s choking in it.
“Sorry,” she mutters, sticking her hands in her pockets, “sorry, Papa. I didn’t wanna make you mad.”
Quackity scoffs wetly. “You didn’t make me mad. I couldn’t get mad at you guys. I’m just--”
Be honest, James thinks pleadingly, come on.
“Just a little stressed, I promise.” His smile doesn’t convince them. “It’s been a hell of a week. Look, look, tell you what. How about you guys go outside and play for a while and as soon as I finish work, we can make dinner for Dumb and Dumber coming home, huh?”
Helga perks up, even if James remains woeful. “Can I decide what we’re having for dinner?” She says cheerily, like she’d never been upset, and whoops when Quackity nods. “Let’s go! James, come out and play, I’m gonna tell you my super-secret recipe and kill you if you tell anyone it!”
James giggles at that, following his sister out of the room, and both of them miss Quackity’s look of relief as they go.
[ENDING ARC UNLOCKED: HEADS AND TAILS]
And then James pauses. “Dad? You said earlier- You know how you said you’d changed?”
No reply. He takes a breath.
“What did you turn into?”
Quackity doesn’t turn round. He can’t meet his son’s eyes.
“What I had to,” he says evenly, and only buries his head in his hands when he’s alone and the door is shut tight. The book in the blur of his vision feels like judgement.
It’s hard not to cry.
like I know that folklore and mythology always evolve to reflect aspects of the cultures they come from, and that many nature elements of said myths derive from the fact that ancient people were very dependent upon their surrounding environment, but I didn’t get why selkies were one of the “Magical Animals That Can Turn Into Humans” types of creatures until I saw seals in action and like, yeah that seems like an animal with powers beyond the known world
If I had a nickel for every time a fictional man pulled out some poor bastards eye, (because said bastard hurt his crush)
,,,, then I’d have two nickels.
But it’s weird that it happened twice
deon&kito universe posting!! found art of jane 🖤
she doesn't have a last name 💔 she's not consistently in anyone else's story so she doesn't have a lot of life details.
what she DOES HAVE is that she dates deon after he and kito get married, they met because jane & kito are both models at the same agency and do shoots together. she does plus size underwear modelling.
deon&jane get fairly serious, see each other for about a year, she almost moves in with kito&deon, but she kind of feels like a third wheel on their marriage? in the end, jane and deon decide to stay friends, and deon stays monogamous w kito
but she's still hella cute aint she 😎
One thing that can be particularly difficult for those of us new to reading the lore is the focus that the lore places on physical beauty, and beyond that physical wholeness- after all Nuada loses his kingship after losing his hand, and not even a prosthetic is enough to allow him to retain his kingship permanently. Obviously this is an aspect of our practice that needs modernizing- but I’ve got some.... rather serious issues with the way that I’m seeing a lot of people modernize it.
Many people modernize this virtue by taking the focus on beauty and making it about inner beauty or self love. And while those things are important, inner beauty is something that is more achieved by following the other virtues and the wisdom texts and less a virtue in of itself- and the self love interpretation doesn’t have any real basis in the lore. Once again, I reiterate, self love and inner beauty are important- but to modernize the virtue of beauty to mean these things makes absolutely no sense when looking at the historical record, or the lore.
The lore is incredibly clear about the fact that the virtue of beauty is external. This isn’t something that can be avoided- but just as the beauty standards of ancient Ireland are no longer in vogue (after all, even the most ardent recon probably isn’t going to bleach their hair and dye their eyebrows with blackberry juice), nor too should we all be held to whatever beauty standard is dominant in our particular area or time- beauty is subjective, beauty standards vary from time to time and place to place. With this being said, there are common denominators across beauty standards throughout both time and place.
Those common denominators are hygiene and health. Two things that everyone struggles with at one point or another. Hygiene feeds directly into health, but health is also something that looks different for each and every person. I am chronically and mentally ill, my version of healthy looks different than the version of healthy that exists for someone without my conditions and for someone with different conditions- we all navigate health differently because each body is different. But we can all aspire to what health means for us.
As stated above, beauty itself is subjective- beauty is, after all, in the eye of the beholder. We all try to dress and adorn ourselves in ways that make us feel most confident and attractive- and it is there that self love comes through to make us look more beautiful, that confidence makes us attractive to others- but hygiene and health are things that allow us to feel confident and attractive regardless of how we’ve adorned ourselves on any given day.
But beyond this, from a religious perspective. The gods have always had disabled, impoverished, “ugly” followers- that is an indisputable fact. They’re family, they’re our ancestors, they want what’s best for us. The otherworld we meet them at is a place without the sickness and death and suffering that plagues us in our world, but they too have existed in our world and know, in many cases, firsthand that suffering- they know that eventually we will be free of such things, but in this life- why should we not strive for health, why should we not strive to ensure that we can continue to worship them? Why shouldn’t we prioritize our health, and why can’t it be a religious virtue? Is it that hard to fathom that the gods, our divine ancestors, might want us to take care of ourselves?
Well it's mother's day
she is a capricorn
Sarah Parish as lady Lydia Lonan
she also revealed that her younger sister Leda, the product of the affair, possessed a magical talent, resulting in Leda fleeing Umbra
she was always in line to inherit her mother's seat in the Senate, but got tired of waiting so revealed to the Senate that her mother had an affair with her mage, which was strictly against the law
Lydia’s marriage to Lawrence was arranged by their parents when the two started their Senator training, but there was never any love or respect between them; they often clashed in the Senate, and they raised the children separately
she had Leith at 28, Lysander at 29, Lachlan at 43, and Leila and her twin at 44; she died at 62*
* ages susceptible to change bc time is an illusion, but this is the current timeline
Thing cause why not...
The Sanctuary Pack has a new stud!
Farrier is a gen-2 T3 (an argent) with no big names in his lines! 500+ stats and 4 NBW/RMA-only marks!
I'm #3126 over on Wolvden if you want to check him out!
[his custom decors are listed under the cut]
Braidbeads Warm by Fella (#31536) Wheat Stalk by Razza (#15696) Two-Toned Eyes [Yellow & Purple] by Rui (#16407) Autumn's Blessing by 🍂𝖂𝖎𝖘𝖍𝖙𝖍𝖔𝖚𝖓𝖉🍂 (#3648) Sunkissed by 🧀 Rat Of Unusual Size 🐀 (#26349)
Datalore really is just Data being his usual adorable self, and Lore being the devil on his shoulder yelling "yes, yes this is nice and all, but DON'T YOU JUST WANNA GO APESHITTTT"
Did You Know: When a Catapult Cabbage feels threatened, it will lash out with great force at anything nearby?
infected vampires ( like henri ) are much more dangerous than bloodline / born vampires ( like christian ) —— one reason being, they have much bigger appetites. animal blood provides little to no sustenance, but they can consume both vampire and human blood. which makes them a threat to both societies. and, on top of that —— their metabolism is much higher than the usual vampire’s. it’s for this reason primarily that they get hunted down.
Did some people forget that the Dream SMP didn’t start out with lore? Like, L’manberg wasn’t serious. It was supposed to be ridiculous that the drug van and the tiny bit of land it was on was seceding from the SMP. It wasn’t at all serious, guys, please don’t look back on it and view it in the same way as you view lore now.
A Hades/Persephone sketch. I actually was going to sketch Hades and Minthe, but I felt like doing something cheery first.