are children small, or just far away?

IF YOU’RE PART OF THE AJCO SERVER

ajco-ltd:

pythosart:

You may want to be around tomorrow

And by that I mean if you’re not, you’re missing out on a very promising rp, and you’ll also be missing your last chance to kiss your stuff goodbye.

Take screenshots sooner rather than later

I wish I could give specifics, but, well I can actually give specifics….

…I just won’t. See you there!

Question… Can anyone STREAM this?

aww, I wish I could come but I won’t have a pc that can run minecraft until the end of next week… :(

but I hope everyone has a lot of fun!

and I would definitely watch a stream…

artemis-maia:

ALIGNMENTS: Law, Neutral and Chaos

Homestuck : From 4/13/09 - 4/13/14
4/13/10
4/13/11
4/13/12
4/13/13
4/13/14 (No Update as of right now.)

virgildingfelder:

virgildingfelder:

999 is important bc disabled representation, pretty sure santa is canonically queer, strong as heck female characters, everyone’s really hot, and bad puns. why would u not want to play that. the main character dresses like marty mcfly. come on.

image

do it for jumpy

 #I don’t think Santa is queer

word of God states he’s probably bi. now i aint sayin that he’s some shining paragon of bi representation, but i thought it was pretty neato.

kuzunoharaidouxiv:

「Devil Summoner Raidou Kuzunoha vs. the Demi-fiend... Can you survive?

lyncus:

shows up late to draw a bird day with robins and starbucks

thewandererspalace:

Hello! I decided to make a blog dedicated entirely to FFXIV after debating it with myself for a while. I just wanted a place where I could post and reblog things a lot I suppose… I’m not sure. I will probably post a lot more random XIV-related stuff on here than I do on my main blog, as well as art and screenshots. 

I reblogged most of my personal FFXIV posts here as an archive but from now on I will just queue stuff more slowly, although some of it will still be reblogs from my mum, hopefully it will be interesting!

Right now I have a lot I want to blog about including the SCH/SMN/ALC questlines that I recently finished, main story stuff, backstory for my characters that I have in my head but haven’t written down yet… oh, and Hildibrand. yeah. that’s a big one that I have some complex feelings about.

so yes… I hope you enjoy this blog!

a blog for FFXIV. I made it! please follow it if you’re interested!

livvyplaysfinalfantasy:

auronlu:

livvyplaysfinalfantasy:

As much as I love Final Fantasy X, I’ve never been able to get behind its themes of religion one hundred percent. It’s lines like this, though, that really manage to convey the complexity of human spirituality. Wakka does what he can to abide by Yevon’s teachings because he believes that bad things will happen otherwise. On a deeper level, Wakka does what he feels is right because he’s a good person. But being a good person one hundred percent of the time is not always easy, and Wakka willingly admits it.

Incoherent half-assed thoughts about religion in FFX:

— I feel like FFX is critical of organized religion and scriptural literalism, but it’s not dismissive of spirituality (see: Braska, Belgemine and Zuke: good people for whom the church provides structure, but who do not adhere to all of its strictures). 

— It also recognizes the valuable role the church plays as a civic institution, separate from corruption that may or may not exist at the top: FFX-2 shows how the loss of religious institutions and religious certainty can lead to social chaos, demoralization or a scramble to find meaning in superficial things.

— I also feel like FFX may be pecking at organized religion (which includes some forms of institutional Buddhism — cf. Neo-Confucianism) vs. less structured, animist, Shinto Buddhist styles of personal spirituality. Yuna’s power comes from the fayth and natural forces, not from church authorities. Her ultimate weapon is Nirvana, after all: the end result of an inner, personal, spiritual pilgrimage, not something that can be imposed from outside. (Come to think of it, the letting-go of her aeons may tie into that symbolism somehow). 

— Getting back to Wakka: it’s really important to have somebody in the party giving a human face to the church to remind us that it’s not all bad, and that most of its followers are good people. Wakka is obviously a compassionate and kind person, yet he’s unquestioning, steeped in the institutionalized prejudices that he’s been taught, and at a loss when the institution of his faith proves to be corrupt. He is racist and flawed, yet he is a sympathetic figure. His journey from dogma to disillusionment to enlightenment is less exalted than Yuna’s, but very resonant with real-world situations.

This is all very true!

I’m glad you mentioned Belgemine specifically, because I remember being really upset when she seemed to fade out of the story around the Calm Lands. In fact, I never even knew she had much of a story until I looked at some of your information about her!

I think that’s most of what my lingering skepticism with X’s religious themes comes down to. We’re given plenty of criticism of not only religious corruption but organized religion in general, which is perfectly fine! We see how Yevon affects the game’s main characters in such devastating ways, but we don’t necessarily see the flip side of that nearly as often. We’re shown that religion does provides fulfillment and stability to characters like Braska and Belgemine, but not all too often. Personally - and I’m well aware that this is entirely my own opinion! - I think it was a shame that they reserved the vast majority of the “good” religion stories for sidequests. I think it would have added a significant amount of depth to what are already very intriguing themes if even one of these characters’ positive experiences with organized religion had been highlighted in the main plot as more than just a few passing mentions.

restredainted:

ディアボロス: 重力の領主
Diablos: The Lord of Space and Gravity.

the music in upper la noscea brings tears to my eyes. this zone is one of my absolute favourites, it’s so beautiful in all kinds of weather, and I love looking up at the wanderer’s palace… 

i want to draw hte kitty boy he is precious

ahhhhhhh if you (or anyone!) drew a picture of him I’d be so happy!! or any of my characters!