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My season order for Survivor virgins - A list of 11 seasons and a list of 20

2020.11.29 05:50 MightyJimcat My season order for Survivor virgins - A list of 11 seasons and a list of 20

I was thinking about watching some old Survivor seasons with my partner who has never seen a single season. It got me thinking about the order in which I should introduce different seasons and I ended up coming up with two lists, one of 11 seasons and another of 20. The two basic factors I took into consideration were 1) the entertainment quality of each season in isolation (gameplay, storylines, famous incidents, etc.), and 2) the career arcs of ten players who I consider to be essential survivor legends (Rob, Coach, Parvati, James, Tony, Tyson, Cirie, Ozzy, Rupert, and Sandra). Obviously there's a subjective character to this list, but in my opinion those are the core "can't miss" characters who played in three seasons or more. Each of them are included in at least two seasons on the short list. I'm sure I'll catch a little flack for leaving out season like Philippines, Palau, and The Amazon, but this second consideration basically necessitates leaving a handful of good seasons off the list. Anyway, here's what I came up with:
The 11 season list - 1. Pearl Islands 2. Cagayan 3. Tocantins 4. Cook Islands 5. China 6. Fans v. Favorites 7. Heroes v. Villains 8. Cambodia: Second Chances 9. Millennials v. Gen X 10. David v. Goliath 11. Winners at War
The 20 season list - 1. Pearl Islands 2. Cagayan 3. Tocantins 4. China 5. Australia 6. Africa 7. All-Stars 8. Cook Islands 9. Micronesia 10. Samoa 11. Heroes v. Villains 12. Millennials v. Gen X 13. David v. Goliath 14. Blood v. Water 1 15. Blood v. Water 2 16. Cambodia: Second Chances 17. Kaoh Rong 18. Ghost Island 19. Borneo 20. Winners at War
And a short list of seasons I hated cutting: - Marquesas (Rob, Sean, Kathy) - Amazon (Rob C.) - Panama (Cirie, Shane) - Gabon (Randy, Sugar) - Philippines (Denise, Malcolm, Penner, Lisa) - Game Changers (Sara, Tony, Sandra, Michaela, Cirie)
Would be interested to see other people's lists. I'm sure some of you will be able to offer a biting critique of my lists as well lol
Edit: typo
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2020.11.23 19:27 kaworo0 Basic Rotes for the Cult of Ecstasy - Spirit

Ok, Here goes Spirit. this list does have some controversial stuff like becoming one with a spirit without using life, but I was mainly considering if a mage crossing the gauntlet kinda off becomes ephemera anyway and spirits do create formori and bind themselves in fetishes, so it may not be that outside the realm of possibility. I also tried to put a spin in how portals work by making cultists lead people through the umbra in a bungee jump effect that rips them back into the material world when the duration has run its course.
As aways, feedback is welcome. BTW, so far, would you allow players in your games to use the effects I described on these lists? What sort of caveats and considerations you think would be needed to make them viable or balanced for your groups?
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Past Lists:
Akasha
Correspondence Entropy Forces Life Matter Mind Prime Spirit Time
Celestial Chorus
Correspondence Entropy Forces Life Matter Mind Prime Spirit Time
Cult of Ecstasy
Correspondence Entropy Forces Life Matter Mind Prime
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Spirit
O - Medium for the Invisible: The relationship the cult has with spirits is one of intimacy. Their art is not about commanding, binding or pushing as much as experiencing and uniting with ghosts, Devas, Asuras and invisible entities of all sorts. Through drugs, trances and the use of symbols and music of religious significance the ecstatic becomes a windmill capable of spinning along the whirling of emotions that surrounds spiritual entities. While not directly possessed, the mage is capable of talking with perfect synchronicity with the spirit words, relate their emotions and intents with body motions and facial expressions and while deep in trance can get profound glimpses of the nature, intent and malice of particular entities he focuses on. While an ecstatic may not actually see a spirit across the gauntlet or shroud, he can tell the location from which its presence seems to be flowing and with some effort he may describe a general form by making parallels with Gods, Spirits and entities whose themes he might be familiar from song, religion and Music.
This rote often haunts the mage with lingering sensations, emotions and hallucinations related to the entities they connect with, which can be disturbing or enlightening depending on the willingness and opportunity a mage has to engage with such impressions. Many of the greatest pieces of ecstatic art were inspired by the afterglow of this spell and the insight it provided.
O - To Wear the Grief: The lingering departed connect to the living through mutual bounds of regret, love, hate and longing. These emotions are energetic strings that the ecstatic can entwine around his spirit by wearing clothes and jewelry, sleeping on the house or holding hands with the descendants that have been left behind. While in this state of connection, the mage can sense the heart of a ghost, telling how far into despair, madness and spiritual decay they may have fallen and discerning what are the emotions that give them pathos. If an actual anchor is around, the mage can feel its pull over his own heart as the ghost itself feels.
As with the last rote, this spell makes the heart of the mage echoes those of the ghost he connected with for the following hours. Particularly powerful experiences may provoke unconscious behaviors related to the interests, history and personality of the ghost. The mage may enjoy their taste for food, drinks and entertainment and may start to regard with appreciation or disdain the people, objects and things that occupied the thoughts of the departed person.
OO - Lover of Gods: Ecstatic priests are more than worshipers, supplicants or traders with the Gods. They enter the territory other mages are afraid to thread and become lovers, food and drink for the spirits they connect with. While painting the symbols of the gods, dancing their music and eating their food, the ecstatic brings into himself the hungers, cravings and passions of a spirit.
Through this rote, both the physical as well as the esoteric results of the ecstatic actions are transmitted in full force to a willing spirit. From the simple pleasures of flesh to the exquisite insights of spiritual awakening, Gods, Demons and Ghosts find in the ecstatic a channel to enjoy vibrant and vivid sensations with a clarity not even powers of possession could achieve.
Through the lure of this rote, fierce entities flock to ride along ecstatic berzerkers and dangerous gods of pain and suffering can find satisfaction while their cravings are given safer outlets by ecstatic mage judgment and touch. Ghosts can enjoy life once more while walking along these mages, and spirits of pleasure and beauty naturally find home in the temples of ecstasy.
OO - To Open the Body: Through dance, song and rites of pain, pleasure and trance, the ecstatic aligns and opens the chakras of a subject making it more susceptible to possession and spiritual influence. This rote also increases the connection of spiritual entities lodged inside a person’s body making drugs, sensations and magical influences that would be muted or blocked able to be fully experienced. This route is often used as a way to provide powerful experiences to sleepers and even supernatural creatures that wouldn’t be able to commune with ghosts and spirits and also serves as a way to invite in entities that wouldn’t be able to walk in the flesh or that would find such tasks challenging and costly.
This rote also allows particularly uncomfortable experiences to pressure spirits away since all the pain and harm brought to the vessel is transmitted to its rider. Entities that would otherwise possess humans and bring them harm without repercussion may feel surprise as their reckless behavior actually reflects on their own power and health. This two way connection serves as a natural balance to prevent spirits from abusing their position and develop more healthy relationships around their vessels.
OOO - To Burn Through: To the ecstatic point of view, body, mind and spirit are extensions of the same thing. Humans manifest themselves primary as physical entities, while their mental and spiritual selves fold inside their bodies. That state is maintained due to a particular energetic configuration of their chakras.
Through rituals involving yoga, tantra, hallucinogenic substances and trances, the ecstatic can shift the balance of his own chakras and make his body submerge inside his spiritual form and thus burn through the gauntlet into the spirit world. By carefully choosing which kind of experience he used to shift his energy balance, he can attune to different spiritual realms and feel the attractive forces exerted by domains connected to propelling passions like pain, love, hate, tranquility, confusion, faith, guilty, etc...
OOO - Sweet Amrita / Doom of Halahala: The brilliant ephemeral substance that constitutes Spiritual entities such as Ghosts, Devas and Asuras also exists and flows through the chakras of mortal beings. If immortal beings are endless light and heat without a source, the mortal body is kindle that can consume itself to produce powerful spiritual flames. Moments of pleasure and intoxication generate Ojas that Ecstatics learn to filter through their chakras and output as waves of delight capable of enrapturing the gods themselves.
Often related to Amrita, the sweet liquid of immortality hindu gods extract from the waters of the world, the energies mobilized by this rote are capable of generating exquisite pleasure, satisfaction and lead spirits allowed to taste them into deep torpor. This rote is often used both as a way to make friends and as a deceptive form of taming and binding violent and hungry entities. Amrita has such a powerful effect that it serves as a substitute to whatever is the prefered food or sustenance a spirit might have..
In the Hindu stories, along with Amrita also comes Halahala, a terrible poison that threatens to destroy the world and make both Daevas and Asuras desperate. Such is indeed the cost of this rote, that uses the mage’s own spiritual form and as fuel, taking away part of his own health and vivacity, exhausting his chakras and requiring immediate rest and sleep. To alleviate this cost. amrita can be extracted from people being possessed by spirits. This state splits the energetic cost between bounded partners, which causes tiredness to the mortal but bring great harm to the ephemeral entity whose very nature is a circle of energy that doesn’t disperse with time but also doesn’t have a body to continuously replenish itself. Halahla is a venon to spirits because the lure of Amrita can become so great that many entities come to agree with having their essence continuously extracted and filtered through human chakras in order to secure a continuous supply for their addiction. To those, Halahla becomes a slow drift into destruction that some heartless cultists are willing not only to indulge but to use as a prison and a leash.
OOOO - To Extract Soma: While Amrita is a spiritual essence that arises from human pleasures and experiences into the ojas of the gods, Soma springs from the very opposite process. It is divine wonder and power of flowing down a mage’s chakras and infusing drinks, music, and food where it can be consumed by mortal celebrants.
To extract Soma, the cultist need to invite in a spirit or daeva, and while in this state of communion he needs to produce some form of treat to the senses. Song, Poetry, Art, food or drinks carry the spiritual roots and seed of the spirit and those that consume it become bounded as one through their spiritual patron.
Bounded creatures can see, hear and feel the presence of the spirit and become pliable to its influence. They can also feel the tendril that connect each other as an extended family. The spirit can see, hear and taste the world through their senses and may take refuge in their bodies, thoughts and dreams for the duration of the spell.
Many shapeshifter find this spell confusing or abhorring because it provides a similar version of the connection their have with their totems but without the respect and hardship that those relations often require. Dream Speakers also find this rote particularly troublesome as it may force or trick people into states that should be sacred and intimate.
OOOO - To Plunge into Dreams: In the same manner an ecstatic “unfolds” himself to the other side of the gauntlet by supercharging his chakras with powerful emotional energies, he can push a whole group of people into the spirit world by infusing ambient ojas into their energetic centers, forcing a sudden shift in their inner balance.
This rote requires the mage not only to take advantage of the energies flowing through intense group experiences like raves, orgies and religious frenzies, but also to lead his chosen targets into modified states of consciousness through drugs in their food, drinks or even in the air they breath. For the duration of the spell, the balance of energies inside the affected individuals change and they cross into the world of spirit.
Since this is a forced state provoked by overflowing chakras it cannot sustain itself. To keep their companions from falling back to the material world once the effect is over, the ecstatic need to take them through renewing sessions of meditation, yoga and microdosing of the appropriated herbs and drugs.
OOOOO - Ardor: This rote teaches the ecstatic that in every spiritual entity resides the seed from which all great Gods, Demons and Mysteries arise. The mightiest Deva and the lowest beggar are all connected as different branches of a singular tree. They are all part of the same universe that manifests itself in a particular configuration in a particular age and through particular lens of perception.
A singular human spirit is propelled by the sensations and energies that arise from an singular human body. By unifying and channeling the heat of many bodies, and the desires of many hearts, an ecstatic can make any spirit inflate and manifest its potential as an aspect and avatar of the great Devas or Asuras.
This spell requires the mage to immerse himself in the middle of a celebration of ecstasy. A place where there is laughter, bliss, great anger or tumult. Amidst such hurricane of passions, the mage must cast his spiritual net and funnel the ambient the energies inside his own chakras. Burning with light, he shapes it through prayer and art, reciting the old mantras and songs, making the burning lotus of spiritual power arise between the palms of his hands, a gift of enlightenment that may lift an allied spirit.
Receiving the Ardor allows a small spirit of pain become Kali, the bloody thrist destroyer of worlds., a wisp of Hope reveal as an avatar of Shakti and a minor muse of grace become Parvati herself. While the spirit become powerful, it also becomes inebriated by its newfound purpose and power, abandoning its old concerns for the duration of the spell and engaging full heartedly in the precepts and virtues of its new divine inheritance.
OOOOO - Divine Marriage: Before there was an unified concept of Ascension among all traditions, this rote was considered the closest a mage could get to true godhood without resorting to reincarnation. This is a spell that crossed the line between the Sahajyia and the Chackravanti many times being learned and taught over and over through different schools, philosophies and toward all sort of purposes, from enlightened exploration to worship and war.
Through Yoga, Meditation, mantra and ceremonial ritual the mage aligns the pulse of his own chakras with those of a particular spirit and allows himself to flow and become one with it. Drugs and art allows the sense of individuality to be overcome while the image of the target god floats in an inebriating haze.
For the duration of the spell both the spirit and the mage disappear and a hybrid entity, a marriage of forms, arise. This entity has an unified will, and merges the desires of the former spirit and the ecstatic. It has spiritual gifts and the power of awakened magic at its disposal and can command divine fire with human compassion. While the newborn entity does recognize friends and foes, it has its own perspective of what is its role in a conflict and ritual, and it tends to desires other than what solely drove its former life as the mage. This is a risky but rewarding experience and once the spell is over, both partners may feel diminished and reduced, longing to fall back into a unified state.
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2020.11.19 18:09 Mystech_Master Adding details to Jinako/Ganesha post by u/raffyed180

So there was a Reddit post by u/raffyed180 a while ago that said this:
"Jinako actually lost her parents as a kid and this caused her to became a shut-in. However, after partnering with Karna, she found someone that cared for her and even referred to him as an overly doting father (or brother as some comments say). Now that she's Ganesha, Jinako has Karna, Parvati (Ganesha's mother), Arjuna (Karna's tag along), Kama/Mara (Parvati's tag along), and many more if you stretch it. In Chaldea, she has a family."
link here
It got archived so I can't add this to the post but I want to say it.
You also have Rama, who is the reincarnation of Vishnu who is Parvati's sibling, he has his wife Sita (Avatar of Lakshmi, Vishnu's wife) and Lakshmi also has her sister Alakshmi, who is possessing Lakshmibai. That adds an uncle and two aunts for her family.
Also, Arjuna is Karna's half-brother I believe so that is another brother for her.
And that isn't getting into Raiko technically being Arjuna's half-sister via Gozu Tennou (another form of Indra), this adds Kintoki into this whole BS, as her sort of nephew (how do you refer to your half sibling's half sibling's kid?).
It sucks when you see a cool post but it got archived so you can no longer add your own two cents.
But basically, Jinako has a bigger family than you'd think.
If it is wrong to reference a post like this, lemme know and I'll delete this whole thing.
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2020.11.18 05:09 MinionBanana37 Is Rob’s All Stars The Best Runner Up Game Of All Time?

As much as this sub has a hate boner for Rob, some can say that he played a great game on All Stars, but still has Parvati ranked above him. So, I thought I would take a look back on his All Stars game, after finishing my recent rewatch.
Chapera
One of Rob’s more underrated aspects on All Stars is his complete control over Chapera. He was the person doing a lot of the camp life things, and didn’t make many enemies very early on. Rob makes an alliance with Amber during the first round, as well as three other two person alliances with Alicia, Rob C, and Big Tom. A majority group with Alicia, Rob, Amber and Tom is formed on Day 2, putting Rob in a great position on the tribe. Boston Rob is not targeted early on, due to Sue’s abrasive personality and her unwillingness to cooperate with most of the tribe. Over the course of the pre-swap, Rob and Amber form a romantic relationship that becomes the core of the Chapera alliance. Rob led the tribe on a challenge streak, until Day 11, where they finally lose a challenge. Amber pitches out voting Rob C out of the game, which Tom agrees with, as Rob C is a huge threat in the game. Rob M ends up as the deciding factor in controlling who goes home: Rob C, Sue, or even betraying Alicia. In the end, he votes out Rob Cesternino, even convincing Alicia and Sue to send Rob home in a unanimous vote.
Chapera 2.0.
On Day 13, a twist is revealed that three tribes will become two. A challenge takes place, with the losing tribe being dissolved and split up between the other two. Mogo Mogo finishes first, with Chapera in a close second, meaning Saboga will be dissolved. Mogo Mogo picks Ethan, a former winner, and Jerri, to get Ethan out. Chapera choses Rupert, a strong provider and a likable person, and are left with Jenna Lewis by default. When Rupert and Jenna come into Chapera, Rob gets to work immediately, by bringing both of them into his alliance with Amber, creating the new Chapera core.
At the immunity challenge, Mogo Mogo and Chapera are neck and neck, when Richard assaults Sue. This leaves Sue distraught, and angry at Richard. Rob brings strategy into the challenge, by making Chapera jump off the beam, so he can do it, as he was the best at balancing. This wins the tribe immunity, and forces Mogo Mogo to vote someone out. Richard is voted out, taking out the biggest player at that point.
Sue falls into a state of rage and grief at Richard, and becomes distanced from the tribe. Rob thinks this may be an act to keep her, but Amber and Alicia feel sympathy for her, and try to make her feel better. Sue is close to quitting the game at this point.
At the reward challenge, Sue is outraged. Sue snaps in a fit of rage and anger, and gains the sympathy and empathy of the cast. Sue snaps out Jeff for being dismissive of the incident, and quits the game.
On Day 20, Rob and Amber’s relationship is further solidified when they kiss for the first time. They become even more unbreakable then they already were. Chapera continues their immunity run for the next two rounds, with Colby and Ethan being taken out from Mogo Mogo.
The Deal
Rupert and Big Tom become closer as a duo, and do things for the camp together. The two tribes receive tree mail stating that they will make friends with the other tribe, implying a merge. The two tribes arrive at the beach, only to learn instead that a tribe swap is happening. This screws Rob badly, as everyone switches tribes with their same tribemates, except Amber, who is the only Chapera in a Mogo Mogo group. Rob desperately tries to save Amber. At the immunity challenge, Rob makes a deal with Lex that if he saves Amber, Rob will keep Lex around as long as he can. Lex agrees to this deal. Kathy and Shii Ann first want to vote out Amber, but go along with Lex to keep her. Amber pleads to Mogo Mogo to keep her, and vote out Jerri. Lex tells Jerri about the deal, and Jerri goes home. This leaves Chapera 6-3 in numbers coming into the merge.
The Merge
Lex feels a little regret over voting out Jerri for Rob, but feels confident that Rob will keep him. Chapera feels like Amber was voted out, and when it’s revealed she wasn’t, they cheer. Rupert wins the reward, and invites Jenna and Amber to come with him, where they make a F3. Amber agrees, but her real intentions are to go to the end with Rob, Lex and Kathy. After the reward, the tribes officially merge. Lex begins to feel a little suspicious of Rob, but is positive in his choice, and believes he made the right decision. Kathy and Rob win immunity, to protect themselves at tribal council. Before tribal council, Rob tells Lex that the deal is off. This frustrates Lex and Kathy for trusting Rob, and Kathy thinks about giving her immunity to Lex. Lex tells her not to, and they realize they are outnumbered. Lex and Kathy try to rally Mogo Mogo to vote out Amber, but is voted out 7-2 and becomes the first juror. Kathy and Shii Ann are on the outs after their ally has been eliminated, and try to crack the Chapera alliance. Kathy tells Rupert and Tom how Rob, Amber and Jenna won’t allow anyone else in the F3, but they fail, with Kathy being voted out 6-2, heartbroken.
No Where Left To Go
Following the decimation of Mogo Mogo, Shii Ann is ostracized by Chapera. It becomes painfully obvious to her that she will be the next voted off, and no one tries to work with her, being under the Chapera alliance. At the reward challenge, it is revealed to Alicia that everyone thinks she’s the least worthy of being an All Star, and is the most annoying, so she cries. Rupert wins the reward, and everyone gets to go to a restaurant. Rupert gets to pick what the others get, and leaves Shii Ann with the lowest item on the scale, a bowl of rice and tap water. At the immunity challenge, Rupert and Shii Ann were the last two standing. Shii Ann pulls of the win, with screaming that she needed it more than anyone else, followed by Alicia saying that she still has to live with the others. Shii Ann becomes infuriated that no one will work with her, even though she has power. Rob spearheads the plan to blindside Alicia, sending her to the jury, unanimously and bitter. Once again, it becomes painfully obvious Shii Ann will be booted if she doesn’t win, and she doesn’t. For the first time so far, not a bitter juror. At the F5, Rupert and Jenna are thinking about turning Tom against Rob and Amber, and making a F3 with him. Once Rob wins immunity, he realizes that the three could take out Amber and force him to win out. Rob stages a fight between Tom and Rupert, blowing them up and ruining Tom’s game. Tom was blindsided and sent to the jury, yet again bitter.
Core Four is No More
At the Final 4, it became between two pairs: Rob and Amber vs. Jenna and Rupert. Jenna and Rupert discuss voting out Amber, but Jenna is scared about the possibility of drawing rocks. Amber wins immunity, and Jenna is not sure on what to do. Rupert is telling Jenna they need to vote for Rob, while Rob and Amber are telling Jenna to vote for Rupert. Rupert realizes his fate relies in Jenna’s hands, and that he trusts her to make the right decision. Jenna says that she would rather draw rocks than give Rob and Amber the satisfaction of being in the F2 together. Jenna ends up going with Rob and Amber, blindsiding Rupert and infuriating him in the process. At the F3, Jenna realizes she needs FIC to win the game, which she doesn’t pull off when Rob wins. Rob doesn’t feel great about his chances with either of the two, but ends up sticking with his alliance and votes out Jenna.
Final Tribal Council
Rob and Amber spent the day preparing for FTC and making memories.
At FTC, Rob acknowledges that the he understands why the jury is angry, and how he didn’t want personal relationships to get in the way of the game, and knows that the jury can come back and haunt you. Amber starts out by saying that it was harder because she was playing with people she knew, and that she got there on the luck of being in an alliance with Rob.
Lex starts the FTC with saying that Survivor is more than a game, and that is exposes your true intentions. He congratulates the F2, but not before scolding a Rob for selling out friends, values and character for money.
Kathy asks Rob what people will think of him now that he crushed friendships to get to where he is, and how he is concerned about it. Rod admits that he regrets how he went about some things, and that he is not a malicious person. Kathy asked Amber if she used Rob for strategy, and if they were going to have a relationship outside of the game. Amber admitted that she was using Rob for strategy initially, but fell in love with him over time. Kathy lets Rob know that he crushed her, and said that they could have not left the jury in carnage.
Rupert thanks them both for taking him to the F4, and asks Amber about how she made it far. Amber said that she took it every single day and fought hard. He asked a Rob why he should vote for him, to which Rob states that he is a man of his word (lol).
Alicia starts out by saying that they both mastered and relied on ego stroking and butt kissing, but that they did not outclass the jury. She asked the finalists what would be the word to describe how they played. Rob responds with competitively, and Amber responds with luck.
Shii Ann states that the jury is unjustified in being bitter, and that they shouldn’t throw stones in glass houses. She asks for three reasons why the other should win. Rob stated that Amber was his truest partner, his support, and that she played a solid game. Amber states that Rob ruled physically, stuck to their alliance, and was there for her the whole game.
Jenna stated that she nor Rupert were bitter against the two, since they held up their end of the bargain. She asks what they would do with the money. Rob answers by establishing a scholarship program. Amber answers by starting a charity related to a health problem the women usually get diagnosed with in their 50s, that one of her friends got in her 20s.
Tom is up next, and points out that they were supposed to be F3, but he ended up in fifth. Tom asked Amber why he should vote for her, which she responds that she didn’t break her word as much as Rob. Rob admits to breaking the alliance, but states that Tom was plotting against them. He goes up to Rob for a handshake, before faking him out and saying “don’t be stupid, stupid.”
Amber gives her final statement by saying she expected FTC to be difficult, and that she learned more in the past couple of minutes than she had in the past 39 days. Rob apologized for breaking alliances and friendships and causing them pain. Rob points out that it would be naive to think no one would be hurt with his style of gameplay. Rob ends his speech with an apology to the jury.
Amber wins 4-3, getting the votes of Lex, Alicia, Shii Ann and Tom, while Rob got the votes of Kathy, Jenna and Rupert.
Personally I think Rob played the best runner game of all time. Shii Ann has stated that she voted for Amber because she thought she was the mastermind behind the two. He was probably one of the closest to winning besides Domenick. I think his lack of a social game is overstated, as he literally wins if Shii Ann doesn’t have that misconception. While I do think Amber is the most important winner in Survivor’s history, and I love her arc, Rob outshined her this season. He strategically dominated the whole game, from Chapera, to Chaboga Mogo with Amber in his back pocket. You could say Amber played a better social game than him, but she doesn’t win against anyone but him or Alicia. I think this is clearly the most iconic F2, and I am happy I rewatched this season. It quite possibly may be my favorite.
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2020.11.18 03:39 Akaisgood Indian Influence on this manga..

This is re-iteration of my old column which I deleted in case you are interested.
Kaguya - Shirogane (Based on Lord Vishnu and his consort Goddess Lakshmi)-
The most harmonious couple in whole of Indian mythology. They are known as perfect pair. Apart from Lakshmi's wild jealous streak, this couple is mellow and in-tune with each other. Like Kaguya, Lakshmi was born in wealthy house hold filled with corruption. She is compared to Lotus flower as she was never tainted by her family's corruption. She made decision to leave her home for her future hubby who was decidedly poorer. She is know as Goddess of Wealth, Power and Status. Revered by all Gods because she is supremely rich and powerful in her own right, she is known to be extremely in love with her hubby. And she is always shown with her hair open.
Ishigami-Tsubame-Iino- (Based on Lord Shiva-Sati- Goddess Parvati)
The most beloved God and his warrior wife are most noticeable of three supreme deity(and their consorts). While Lord Shiva is known for his gentle nature and fiery temper (especially if anyone lays their eyes on his wife), Parvati is known for her intense protective love for her hubby and causing Gods far more stronger than her (including her hubby) to panic when she is angered. A symbol of justice and valor, Parvati had to go through severe rejection from her hubby to be. Only by leaving behind her more conservative taste to become more open minded (she opened her bound hair as the first symbol of accepting her provocative wild side). Shiva's first short lived marriage was to Sati , gentle woman whom he adored and for whom he curbed his real nature. With Parvati he got a real partner - a tempestuous woman who inflamed his more sensuous side. Their wild fights and equally wild love is what defines this pair (this part is hot in real text). Shiva is known to love flowers and one of the few gifts that Parvati asked from him was flowers.
Chika-Mikado (?) (Based on Goddess Saraswati and Lord Brahma)
Still not clear if this will go through. Saraswati is known for her purity, her love for music and is goddess of learning. She was also renowned beauty in all three world. The story is controversial. Lord Brahma is revered as Supreme being, is God of Gods and is known as writer of the most ancient books called Vedas (basis of Hindu religion). He is known for being genius, somewhat austere, egoistic and detached. And he did not believe in love till he laid his eyes on Saraswati when he became obessesed with her and wanted her at all cost. This unfortunately resulted in lot of heartbreak. Gods stood by Saraswati and Lord Brahma was asked to stay from her by Shiva (who broke his fourth head). Genuine repentance and Sarawati genuinely liking him when he was not running behind her like crazed man got them married. Not surprisingly they had many many children. Brahma is also known as Prajapati which means Emperor.
Thing to note is all the Lords and Goddesses have their distinct identity and together they form protective cosmic circle.
Hayasaka's tale so far is re-imagining of old Buddhist tale called Uttaran complete with her being tired of being handmaiden, that she longed to see more of world and tried to seduce the man whom her mistress loved. The way she betrayed Kaguya is different than the original but Kaguya is 1000 times better than the mistress in original tale. What is still missing is the happy on surface artist monk with his own secrets and with whom she finally learns to be really happy.
Cheers.
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2020.11.17 18:48 Atomstern harmony+ several/others

I thought that Harry would have several (changing) partners, but not because of some required stuff, like rituals or something, but because it just happens. Like Harry, hermione and some other females are hiding during the war or other occasions and during this the tension between them might rise. The War scenario is the only one, that i can think of. Several girls and one guy "trapped" (but safe) in a place and uncertainty about when and how this is over. Alhough this might sound forced, but i had imagined it to happen "natural".
So unlike other Harem fics like "it could only happen to harry" as an example, that has Harry requires the "aid" of his fellow female comrads and Hermione encourages it, the Girls get somehow attracted to him on their own.
It doesnt really matter if the fic contains all the female get intim with harry at once or one by one, like in the above mentioned fic. But i would like, if there are 2 partners tops. Maybe the amount of the partners change by each scene.
Because of some arts, that i found in the net and gave me the idea for this, i would like to have Ginny, Hermione and Parvati/Padma involved, but im also ok with others.
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2020.11.14 18:00 NatureBoy92 Harry Potter Read-Alongs: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 22 "The Unexpected Task"

Summary:
In Transfiguration class, Professor McGonagall announces that, as part of the Tournament, there will be a Yule Ball. Afterward, she takes Harry aside and says that the Champions and their partners traditionally open the first dance. Ignoring his protests, McGonagall sternly tells Harry that as a Champion he represents Hogwarts, and he is expected to find a date, learn to dance, and be prepared to lead the schools into the Ball on 25 December.
The Ball is now only one month away. Harry wants to invite Cho Chang, but is lacking the confidence to ask her. He is also unable to ever find her alone; he wonders why girls always travel in packs. Ron is also having difficulty finding a date, but is surprised that Harry is having trouble—he is a Champion after all. Soon, girls start inviting Harry to the ball, including a fifth-year who is significantly taller than him. Harry, hoping to find the strength to ask Cho, turns them all down, though he muses that he has been a bit abrupt with some of them, possibly out of surprise at being asked. Otherwise, life in general seems a bit easier; there are fewer Support Cedric Diggory buttons visible now and fewer people are laughing at Draco's repetitive slurs. Harry suspects Cedric told his supporters to lay off him.
Rita Skeeter's story about Hagrid has not yet appeared. During Care of Magical Creatures class, Hermione asks Hagrid how the interview with Skeeter went. Hagrid says that she mostly asked about Harry, wanting to know negative things about him. Ron speculates that she is looking for a new angle to her Harry stories. Ron asks if Hagrid is coming to the Ball, and he responds that he intends to drop by for at least a short while.
The week before the Yule Ball is rather tumultuous; many teachers, including Professor Flitwick, have stopped teaching classes, though Professor Binns continues to plough through the Goblin Rebellions, and Professor Snape schedules a test on antidotes for the last day of class. Hermione scolds Harry for neglecting the Egg riddle, but Harry lazily brushes her off, insisting there is still plenty of time. Hermione warns that it could take weeks to figure it out, and he will look foolish if he is the only Champion who has failed to solve it. The twins appear and ask Ron if they can borrow Pigwidgeon. Ron refuses (Pigwidgeon is still delivering a message to Sirius), then asks Fred who he is taking to the Ball. Fred responds he is going with Angelina Johnson, then remembers that he hasn't asked her and shouts an invitation across the Common Room. Fred and George then take off to get a school owl.
On the last day of term, Harry and Ron are still without Yule Ball dates. They decide to just grit their teeth and do it. Harry's concentration is shot, and he misses a crucial ingredient in his antidote potion – a bezoar – and receives bottom marks. Running off, he finds Cho coming from class and asks her for a private word. Nervous, awkward, and barely coherent, he invites her to the Ball. Embarrassed, she apologetically replies that she is going with Cedric Diggory.
Utterly defeated, Harry skips dinner and returns to the Gryffindor common room. There he finds Ron looking as bad as he feels. Ginny says that Ron had just asked Fleur Delacour, who did not even bother to respond. Harry tells Ron she was probably trying to get Cedric to invite her, but Cedric is going with Cho. Ron says that Neville asked Hermione and was turned down. Ron suggests that if he and Harry are unable to find any girls other than "trolls," then they can always ask Hermione and Ginny to go. Hermione angrily responds that she is unavailable and leaves and Ginny says she is going with Neville, though she looks miserable. Harry sees Parvati Patil and Lavender Brown come in. Harry, now somewhat desperate, invites Parvati. She accepts. He also asks Lavender if she will go with Ron, but she is already going with Seamus. Parvati says her sister, Padma, has not been asked yet, and might be willing. Harry feels that this whole Ball thing is far more work than it is worth.
Thoughts:
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2020.11.12 18:42 Aloe_You_Vera_Much Just finished my quarantine binge of watching every single season of Survivor for the first time! I love it so much and now I’m going to rewatch favorite seasons. Which ones should I rewatch?

Title says it all! My partner always loved survivor and got me hooked! My first ever season was Blood Vs Water. From there I bounced around a little, but eventually just watched every single season. Now I’m planning to do some rewatching (I like to have it in the background while I WFH). Which seasons should I rewatch? All eras have their merits so I’ll watch anything! Which was your favorite seasons?
I think one of my favorite seasons was 15: China.
I also love Parvati (who doesn’t) along with the other “greats” (Boston Rob, our favorite tie dye pirate, Sandra), as well as newer players like Kelly Wentworth, Spencer and Kass, and Tai.
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2020.11.10 23:16 HarryLover-13 Yule Ball: The Question

"You will need a dance partner, Potter." Mcgongall stated firmly, her stern lips seemingly empathetic for his plight. Harry vigorously searched his brain for a girl, and suddenly, he imagined him and Hermione twirling together around the dance floor. Harry grinned elatedly. He knew whom to ask.
"Hermione, hey 'Mione!" Harry called after the girl who was slowly straying like a magnet towards the library. She whirled around. "Harry, are you alright? And Ron. It seems Mcgonagall has taken a fancy to him." She smirked, before looking inquisitively at him.
"Um, wanngoballwime?" Harry blurted out. Hermione's expressions changed rapidly from confusion, to comprehension, surprise, then pure happiness. "Harry, me? Oh, I'm horrid at dancing, and a dress, oh gods!" Hermione looked up, where Harry had slumped down a bit, but was shrugging in resignation.
"Of course I'll go with you!" And with that. she lunged towards him, and caught him full on the lips. Surprised, Harry flailed his arms for a second before wrapping them around her waist. It was natural, like it always had been meant to happen.
They seperated, Hermione's cheeks pink, and Harry's entire face tomato red. "Well, I'll, er, study with you?" Harry scratched the back of his head. Hermione smiled warmly. "Okay." They studied, laughed, held hands, and just relished the moment of hope into midnight.
The Yule Ball was quickly approaching, and Hermione was getting frantic. "Merlin's Beard what do I do?" she cried to Parvati. It turned out she wasn't as terrible as Lavender, and Hermione had turned to her since Ginny was currently boycotting her.
"We'll take you dress shopping, okay? I'm sure you'll find soemthing perfect. It turns out I'm great at hair, and Lavender is amazing at makeup. We'll make you all spiffed up for Harry." Paravti gigglied before leaning in. "Speaking of Harry, is he treating you good? A gentleman?"
Hermione sighed reminiscently. "Oh he's lovely. Always holding the door open, hilariously awkward, definitely the gentleman, doesn't even look at any other girl. He doe extremely sweet things too!" Hermione distinctly remembered the time when Ron called her an ugly traitor. Harry had punched him in the face. Apparently, Harry was in pretty good shape, because he managed to break Ron's jaw, and break most of his teeth.
The day of the ball, Harry paced about under the stairs. A couple of girls had ogled him already, as his hair was neatly combed, he had utilized a single-day eye fixing spell so that his green eyes shone brightly, and he wore tight-fitting dress robes that revealed his stomach and arm muscles, which were built up from constant training for Quidditch.
A sudden hush fell over the crowd, and Harry looked up apprehensively. Hermione, her hair straightened and wearing a beautiful blue dress to complement his green dress robes, was beaming and slowly descending from the stairs. Taking Harry's offered arm, she smiled shyly at him, while he just stared.
Walking into the hall after the other champions, everybody stopped talking to stare at the makeovers the two had gotten. Taking Hermione's hands in his, Harry whispered "Shall we?" Hermione replied, "Take it away." The two waltzed into the night, the envy of the dance floor, immersed in each other's gazes, forever embedded in each other's hearts.
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2020.11.10 17:30 AFlyingNun A small critique: why Outer Worlds companions fall flat

I want to clarify in advance I think this is a fantastic game. I'd put Outer Worlds in a similar category to Age of Empire III: both are fantastic, but they're in the unfortunate position where they're the little brother of a timeless masterpiece, making it easy to highlight points to critique. Just felt like mentioning this since I do think overall this game gets more bad press than it deserves; amongst all the critique it's sometimes easy to forget the game is still phenomenal, it's just not a timeless masterpiece. Having said that....
A friend of mine recently asked me what my favorite companion is in Outer Worlds. Where with New Vegas we would have a difficult decision and debate back and forth why X or Y is the best, in Outer Worlds, when I really thought about it, I felt rather underwhelmed by the lineup with a rather obvious reason why:
Not including SAM since he's arguably akin to a creature companion with limited persona, we have 5 companions with personalities to their names.
Of those 5, 3 of them actively seem to get worse persona-wise once you do their quest.
Parvati? Starts out innocent enough and a lot of people find her "Sorry!" spam endearing. By the time you're doing her quest though, it's like the game thinks another 47 sorrys between each step of the quest will be extra lovable. Speaking personally and for some friends of mine, eventually this hits a point where you don't care how innocent she may be and just think "OMG stfu I understood it the first time, you're shy and awkward and nervous, we get it." It really wears out it's welcome.
Vicar Max? His personal quest is a string of lies tied into an aggressive attitude. While this doesn't mean you can't like his character concept, at the same time you don't find out "oh hey the Vicar lied to me AGAIN and was contemplating aggrivated assault, what a SWELL GUY!" He starts out as a sort of intellectual that wants to unravel some grand mystery and quickly devolves into someone with anger issues. You can help him resolve this and in defense of this questline, I do think Vicar's questline has a nice little moral about being able to find happiness in your position instead of demanding glory, but overall, you don't grow to like Vicar more, and instead you're given a clear personality flaw to resolve, at which point you're just back to where you were before the quest started.
Ellie?? This is probably the worst offender. Turns out your smug, wise-cracking partner in crime is a spoiled brat that decided to become a pirate simply to spite her parents, as if she never grew out of her teen years. This does NOT reflect well and turns a character that makes a great first impression into a rather cringe one. If there's a moral in here, I must be missing it, because for me the quest just makes me like her less.
Felix and Nyoka are fine, though while I would name Nyoka's as my favorite, I would also argue it's a bit of a trope, being very similar in structure to Boone from New Vegas. It's not exactly revolutionary writing or anything; it's plenty enjoyable, but let's not pretend it's more than it is.
Overall the problem is that with a game like New Vegas, the more you learn about your companions, the more you like them. The only one that doesn't follow this rule is Cass, who fortunately still has a solid personality before her quest kicks in. This makes players eager to do the questlines because you want to learn more about them. You're eager to hear more and more snippets about Boone or Raul's past, and then you get big pay-off moments like Lily explaining why she only takes half her medicine.
Outer Worlds missed this though, and you never really feel like you're getting closer to your companions with time, but rather you're learning how incredibly flawed they are personality-wise, to the point you may actively dislike some of them. While I can understand the logic behind it in Vicar's case, I also think it was a poor decision to make the characters so flawed, because wile there's plenty of aspects of the Outer Worlds I enjoy, I must admit the companions are not really on that list.
Thoughts?
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2020.11.04 08:01 bestfuture06 Happy Karwa Chauth!

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Happy Karwa Chauth! BEST FUTURE 6 Wishing you a life full of happiness and positivity. May Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati bless you and you partner with health and prosperity on this auspicious day! May the magic of Karwa Chauth brings happiness in your life and all your dream come true.
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2020.09.28 14:28 lakshyarawat Dus mahavidyas in tantra

Once during their various love games, things turned crazy among Shiva and Parvati. What had begun jokingly transformed into a serius matter with an enraged Shiva taking steps to leave Parvati. No measure of persuading by Parvati could switch matters. Left with no decision, Parvati duplicated herself into ten distinctive structure for every one of the ten bearings. In this way anyway hard Shiva may attempt to escape from his cherished Parvati, he would locate her remaining as a guarding all getaway courses.
Every one of the Devi's showed structures caused Shiva to acknowledge basic certainties, made him mindful of the endless idea of their common love and most essentially settled for consistently in the guns of Indian idea the Goddess' prevalence over her male partner. Not that Shiva at all felt disparaged by this mindfulness, just profoundly stirred. This is valid as much for this Great Lord with respect to us conventional humans. Befittingly subsequently they are alluded to as the Great Goddess' of Wisdom, referred to in Sanskrit as the Mahavidyas. In reality during the time spent otherworldly learning, the Goddess is the dream who directs and moves us. She is the high priestess who unfurls the inward realities.
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2020.09.16 00:38 ComunCoutinho Kama's interlude translation

Interlude: Love/Corruption is always by your side

Mash: da Vinci... We need to have a very important talk.
da Vinci: Oh, I know. This is a concern we can’t overlook. Not treating it is not an option. We could be too late for it, even. At this point, we should even be considering means to do it by force.
Mash: Is it really that bad…? Yeah… it is. I… understand. I'll do anything necessary, no matter who objects. Because this problem is not just ours… Have you already told Master?
da Vinci: I just called them before you came in. They should be here at any moment n-
[Fujimaru opens the door]
Fujimaru: Hello. / da Vinci called me here. Is there anything you need?
da Vinci: Sorry for calling on such a short notice. We got some pretty important we need to talk. It’s-
[Fujimaru starts falling asleep]
Fujimaru: (Huh…?)
[Fujimaru collapses]
Mash: Ah! S-stay strong, Master! Master…!
da Vinci: This is terrible! Call the infirmary immediately, ask for a stretcher.
[Fujimaru wakes up in the CCC classroom, hearing lots of students talking with each other]
Fujimaru: H-huh…? I’m in…. / A classroom…?
???: Good morning. How late must have you gone to sleep last night to be able to take naps between one class and the other?
[Kama appears, in her second Ascension]
Fujimaru: Huh? Why…
Kama: What’s wrong? Are you still half-asleep? Don’t tell me you forgot who I am?
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Fujimaru: Who…? / I didn’t forget you, Kama.
Kama: Sheesh. Some jokes are just not okay. I’m Kama. Your classmate… and girlfriend, remember?
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Fujimaru: Who…? / I didn’t forget you, Kama.
Kama: Yes, that’s me, Kama. Can’t have you forget me. I’m the classmate you’re dating with. I’ll get mad if you bully me, you know? Blep.
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Fujimaru: Yes, my girlfriend. My girlfriend and… / You’re also a Servant, right…?
Kama: Hmm, seems like the effects are not perfect in my current state. Well, it seems like you’ve accepted the bare minimum premise, so I guess that’s enough… Anyways, Fujimaru. I’m the lovey-dovey (lol) girlfriend you connected your heart to, and this is our usual classroom. That’s all you need to know. Can you see our quiet and fun lives?
[All classmates shown in this section are wearing their Ascension or Costume that looks the most like a school uniform]
Nero: Aye, I beat you barely. This PE class we just came back from showed me you are talented! Come on, it is still not too late. How about you quit the Assassin club and aim for the imperial championship in my club?!
X: I’ll never! I already told you dozens of times, the Saber club is my greatest enemy! The only club playing for our school in the national championship is my Assassin club, which is the REAL Saber club, and you know it very well. When you’re coming home back from school, take the paths with the most viaducts and dark alleys, please!
Mordred: Ugh, this sucks. The next class is so boring. Should I ditch it?
Astolfo: Oh, great idea. I’m going with you.
X Alter: Agreed… The school shop has a very limited amount of potato yokan, so this must be the most guaranteed route to get one.
El-Melloi II (Young): Hey, stop right there. You forgot who the teacher in this class is? As the class representative, he’ll yell at me instead of yelling at you!
Brynhild: … (Knitting in silence)
Caesar: Hmmmmmmm. I knew this next semester’s budget wouldn’t be easy to manage. Where should I be cutting expenses from…
Jekyll: Can I help you? You shouldn’t hesitate to ask for help from a fellow student council member.
Caesar: No, you do your own job, secretariat. I want my job as easy as possible, but I alone am enough. [Ceasar thinks of Arjuna] It is a job our dear “fair and impartial” student council president tossed directly to me. He did it because he thinks I can do it. Then I must. I cannot lose to him in the upcoming elections and I cannot lose to him here either.
Suzuka Gozen: Howdy, peeps. I’m hecking late.
Minamoto no Raikou: Won’t you even apologize for it, Suzuka?! How many classes do you think you already missed?
Suzuka Gozen: Yo, that’s not my fault. It’s was pretty much all Nagiko’s fault actually.
Sei Shounagon: Ahahahaha, you wouldn’t believe how many people line up for just a cup of tapioca! It’s like we live in a society!
Fujimaru: Are those… all of our classmates?
Kama: Yes, they are. Some classmates are your friends, some aren’t. There’s nothing out of the ordinary in this school environment. There’s nothing you need to worry about in this peaceful spectacle. And to top it off, you have me as your girlfriend. Life couldn’t be happier, could it? No, it couldn’t. Now, Fujimaru, let’s make out. Let’s see, I just analyzed all the wishes in your deep psyche and… you want us to drink some juice from the same bottle, listen to music sharing a pair of headphones, and…? Huh, is this really enough for you? Everything listed here feels too platonic. Now you’re getting me embarrassed. You really don’t wanna do it hidden behind the school or in the gym warehouse? You don’t need to hold back on anything. Show me more of the desires on the bottom of your heart. I got it, how about I give you a nickname? As your girlfriend, I should be calling you by a cute pet name.
Medusa: Sorry for the stupid question, but… you’re not planning on calling them senpai, are you?
Kama: Wha, don’t scare me like that. What are you talking about, classmate Rider? Are you glitching? Ok, I admit my first idea was to spice the backstory with this minute age gap. But ultimately I decided against calling you senpai by default because I always choking on the word for whatever reason. Maybe the word doesn’t sit well with this body? Whatever, that’s why I decided to make us the same age. That’s the most classic trope, no?
Medusa: Is that’s so…? I didn’t understand anything, but ok, understood. No matter what you’re doing, even if you’re no longer yourself, seeing you smile next to people you love makes everything right. After all you’ve been through, anything is better than seeing you cry.
Kama: …? With all the preexisting data I’m recycling, it’s no surprise not every single line of dialogue is going as scripted. Well, as long as Master is still under control enough to preserve the general flow of events, it doesn’t really matter.
Fujimaru: Not sure what’s going on, but I think she’s worried about you.
Kama: Huuuh…? I don’t recall my divinity having any relationship to Greek antiheroes… but I can’t deny I care about her. I heard her land has Eros, apparently a divinity very similar to mine, so maybe that’s why? Yeah, that sounds about right. Don’t sweat the details! Anyways, we already enjoyed the interval mood enough already. Next up is…
[Kayneth enters the room]
Teacher: How noisy. Are you the new first-year students? To your seats. Class is about to begin. May our studies today be refined as always. Study responsibly as you savor your mundane happiness.
[The school bell rings]
Kama: Time for a fun class. By the way, my seat is right next to yours. Should I keep you entertained aaaaaall class long, like the good girlfriend I am…?
[Time skip as Kayneth continues to write on the blackboard]
Teacher: …and therefore, the concept of Noblesse Oblige is a moral duty, not a legal one…
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Fujimaru: (Exchanges glances) / (Exchanges notebook scraps)
[Fujimaru looks at Kama a few times]
Kama: C’mon, there's nothing wrong with taking glances at your girlfriend in the next seat, but you’re overdoing it. How often will you keep looking? Not that I mind.
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Fujimaru: (Exchanges glances) / (Exchanges notebook scraps)
Kama: Ehh… You really want to know that? Well, fine by me… [Kama writes her own note and passes] Yeah, that’s right. Don’t judge a book by it’s cover, I’m full of surprises… but you knew that already. [Fujimaru passes one more note] You’re so much more eloquent in text… I can see you’re the type to send late night messages and regret it the next morning.
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Kama: Huhuhu. I already had my share of fun playing girlfriend in class… Time to move one to the next phase.
[Kama approaches]
Fujimaru: …?
Teacher: Hey! What are you two thinking you’re doing? No making out in class… Though I understand how you feel, of course, I most certainly do. I once had a fiancée and she…
[Someone crashes the classroom windows]
Teacher: Wh-what’s this?
Terrorist A: WOOOOO, sorry for the intrusion, we’re evil terrorists!
Terrorist B: We completely occupied the school! And we’re taking everyone in this class as hostages! Don’t move! We’ll kill you if you do!
[The two terrorist start shooting everywhere]
Fujimaru: This was very sudden.
Kama: So, what should we do? I don’t think we have much of a choice in this scenario. Our dear classmates might die if we don’t take them out. We hid our powers to pretend to be regular students… But now is the time for us to unleash them.
Fujimaru: What are our hidden powers?
Kama: C’mon, did you forget everything? You’re an elite spy from a confidential government organization, returned from war, and a trained counter-terrorism professional, remember?
Fujimaru: Now that you mention it, yeah, I am. / My identity… will be exposed to everyone…?!
Kama: Yeah, that’s what we’re doing here. Stop questioning the script before it gets annoying. And I, your girlfriend, am the only one who knows your secret. I’m something of a partner and official love interest. I’ll get into a moderate amount of danger while we fight together, so make sure to awaken your powers and save me, ok? Yes… Savor the catharsis you desire. Feel good from the bottom of your heart. But only here…
[Battle against 6 terrorists. You must have Kama on the first row. When the battle starts, Partner and Official Love Interest activates, giving Kama a permanent irremovable NP gain buff and all her Skill cooldowns advance 2 per turn instead of just 1. Every time a terrorist dies, they activate “WHY THERE’S A GUY LIKE THIS HEREEEE”, giving a permanent defense debuff to all other terrorists, including the ones on the backrow.]
(We beat terrorists, interacted with a mysterious transfer student, faced against the Secret Student Council… A lot happened today, but now our school day is finally over…)
Fujimaru: Whew, today was a fun day…
Kama: Really? I’m glad it was. It feels so wonderful to be your girlfriend. Still, is this what your student life was like? Just a school, a girlfriend, friends, a teacher… Honestly, this format was a nice new experience to me.
Fujimaru: You say it like / you never dated or had friends before…?
Kama: … You’re right. As you may already know, I had a spouse named Rati, goddess of lust. And a friend name Vasanta, god of the spring. Oh well… the current me only knows all this as just objective facts. I don’t feel it too clearly as things I’ve personally experienced. You definitely knew that part, didn’t you? You know very well how Servants works. Us silhouettes recorded in Human Order show humans but one side of the real deal. Especially for a god of many facets like me. That’s why I can’t say I know them… I don’t know what kind of love did the original love god Kama hold for them. Or… what kind of love did they hold for Kama. [Pause] Wait, what am I talking about? Ignore the worthless monologue. How pointless. Though, when is anything I do ever not pointless? I got way too carried away trying out this new premise. Yes, a modern Japanese school can be a perfect stage for indulgent love, ugly love, dirty love, pristine love, all rolled together. I'm feeling a high affinity to this setting. Huhu, I liked it. Sounds like the most comfy place to build myself a sanctuary… Just kidding. But you must be tired of it already. Let’s replace these stage props. Enjoy the next show!
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[Arrow 2 opens on the Oniland amusement park. Kama is on first Ascension.]
Fujimaru: Huh… I’m in an… amusement park…?
Kama: Why are you spacing out, dad? Yes, we’re in the amusement park.
Fujimaru: DA...!? (Dies from shock)
Kama: Mom unfortunately couldn’t come with us, but you promised this for so long that you decided to bring me anyways, remember? What a shame. She’s always so tired from work, so she really could use this day off… Ehehe, thank you for this. I love you, dad!

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Fujimaru: I love you two! As much as you love me! / My dear daughter… A Servant…?
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Fujimaru: I love you two! As much as you love me! / My dear daughter… A Servant…?
Kama: Yeah yeah, real funny, can you stop now? You just need to maintain the charade now. Immerse yourself from the bottom of your heart. All I’m doing here is just for you.
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[Kama runs off to the attractions]
Kama: Hurry, hurry! You’ll get late for the ride, dad!
Fujimaru: Don’t run. / Stay close or you’ll get lost.
[We reach the place where the attractions and Mephistopheles are]
Kama: Yay! So many rides! Which will we go to?
Clown: Weeeeeeeeeeelcooooooooome! I see you’re wondering what to enjoy first, and I must say: that’s the spirit! As the clown in this dreamland that is our Wonder Joyful Dream Theme Park, I must welcome you with utmost gratitude, emotion and hospitality! This a gift, on the house! It’s a perfectly ordinary balloon, eeheeheeheehee!
Kama: A balloon. Thank you, mr. clown!
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Fujimaru: This clown looks dangerous to leave alone with a child. / You’re not taking lost children anywhere, are you?
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Fujimaru: This clown looks dangerous to leave alone with a child. / You’re not taking lost children anywhere, are you?
Clown: Well guessed! I take all of them… to lost children office in the backyard!
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Clown: Oh me, oh my, why must us clowns be such a suspicious profession! I have never done anything questionable, you know? Never! You can’t hear any tictac from this balloon, can you? The sound you’re hearing is coming from somewhere else, no?
Fujimaru: …?
Kama: Ignore it, it’s just foreshadowing.
Clown: In any event, I just want to you enjoy this Something Park to the boooone!? And that was my last line of dialogue! Sad!
[Mephisto runs off]
Kama: Must suck to be scary when you’re a clown. Yeah, I think he really should rethink this idea of having a job that spreads love. There’s no guarantee anyone will like you back… Anyways, where are we going first? I can’t choose. You chose, dad!
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Fujimaru: They’re doing a superhero show over there. / Let’s go talk to the mascots. / The merry-go-round is a classic.
[We watch a battle between Assassin Okita and a Mecha Chibi Nobu]
Kama: Waah, get them, Shinsen Black. Uh, she said she’ll lose because we’re not cheering loud enough! Oh no, you need to cheer with me, dad!
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Fujimaru: Here’s your chance! Land the final Jet Sandanzuki! / G-get them… (blushing)
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Fujimaru: Here’s your chance! Land the final Jet Sandanzuki! / G-get them… (blushing)
Kama: C’mon! You’ll make her lose!? Cheer more! More!
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Shinsen Black: Thank you! I couldn’t have defeated the evil Nobbu without your cheers! Now go buy our merch at the tent over there! Don’t miss out on our great deal, pickled radish that comes with a ticket for a hand shake!
[The crowd applauds]
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Fujimaru: They’re doing a superhero show over there. / Let’s go talk to the mascots. / The merry-go-round is a classic.
[We go to a mini Edison]
Mascot A: Huhahaha! Being fluffy is the first principle of mascotmanship! You may gather around me, children! On top of being safe, I also light up.
[A mini Paracelsus is also there]
Mascot B: Huhuhu… Sorry for not being fluffy. Well, not exactly. As a plushie, I should be at very least soft. What’s my gimmick? Uh, I can perform an alchemy show. I accept unofficial participants. I just need you to sign this contract…
Kama: Wah! They’re both really cute!
Fujimaru: Are they… really…?
Kama: They’re adorbs! Can I take a photo with them?
[We take one photo of Kama with each mascot]
Kama: Ehehe, my treasures now.
Fujimaru: (Well, if she’s happy, that’s all it matters…)
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Fujimaru: They’re doing a superhero show over there. / Let’s go talk to the mascots. / The merry-go-round is a classic.
[We head to the merry-go-round]
Red Hare: I’m Lu Bu, not a horse, but I’m ok with playing the role of horse in this merry-go-round! Now, hop in little lady. (Said with an unnecessarily good voice)
Kama: Yay! [Kama hops on the horse] Dad, can you see me? This is so nice, I wasn’t expecting it to be this fast!
Fujimaru: I see you, dear. / Hold tight to the horse, it’s dangerous!
Kama: Okaaaay!
[The merry-go-round goes a few laps]
Fujimaru: (Seeing her like this,) / (I can really appreciate how cute my kid is…)
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[Later, on the food court]
Kama: *chew* This hot dog is so good, dad!
Fujimaru: You got some ketchup on your cheeks.
[Fujimaru wipes their daughter’s cheeks, flustering her hard]
Kama: Wait, don’t act so naturally wiping my cheek. I’m not a child… Wait, I am a child. Your child. Cough, cough. Ok, I’m back in character… This tasted so good! Hey hey, I wanna ride the ferris wheel next!
[We enter the ferris wheel]
Kama: (sticking her face to the window) Whoa, so tall! Look how far I can see!
Fujimaru: Having fun?
Kama: A lot! Thanks for bringing me here, dad! Are YOU having fun, dad…? That’s the entire point here.
Fujimaru: I’m having a lot of fun.
Kama: Ehehehe, that’s what I like to hear. But… you know? I feel like this is not thrilling enough. The wheel is so slow and quiet, you get what I mean…? No, that’s not it… I’m not saying I want to go the ghost house. As expected, we need one extra scene before we leave the ferris wheel… Oh, right, the only scene I prepared is the same kind as the previous one. I’m going with this because it’s the only desire I could read from you, so don’t go calling me an one-trick pony, alright?
[We hear an announcement from below]
Terrorist A: Yeehaw, sorry for one more intrusion, we’re evil terrorists!
Terrorist B: We put bombs on this amusement park! We’ll blow it all up if anyone escapes or if any ride stops!
Kama: O-oh no! We gotta do something! Dad, you’re the only first class former military scientist specialized in explosives who happens to be at this park during the attack…
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Fujimaru: Ok, I understood my backstory this time. / I knew it… All along I was…
Kama: F-forget all this backstory talk. Just go with the flow.
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Fujimaru: Ok, I understood my backstory this time. / I knew it… All along I was…
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Kama: By the way, I was once kidnapped by an evil organization because I’m a kid genius with amazing psychic powers, but dad came to save me all alone. I can help you in your fights. I decided to never use my powers again, but… I don’t to lose the amusement park! Let’s have a fun time beating the bad guys together, and enjoy as you defuse the bombs, dad!
[Battle against 6 terrorists. You must have Kama on the first row. When the battle starts, Genius Psychic Girl activates, giving Kama the same buffs as the first fight. Every time a terrorist dies, they activate either “BUT OUR PLAN WAS PEEEERFECT…!?” or “Uwaaaaaaah!!”, giving a permanent attack and defense debuff to all other terrorists, including the ones on the backrow.]
(We were unharmed in our battle against the terrorists and disarmed the bombs. The amusement park is in peace again…)
Fujimaru: The fireworks parade is so pretty. / My jaw dropped. I could watch this forever.
Kama: Yeah… Me too. It’s easy to see how this production was very meticulously calculated to amuse an audience. It forces you to feel the bulk and history of humanity’s centuries long entertainment culture. You’ve seen all of this since it’s all reproduced from your deep psyche, but it all feels kinda new to me. No, I’m probably just being too influenced by the circumstances here. I’m now a child… and children express their impressions honestly. And get lost in thought. That’s why this is happening.
Fujimaru: Gods were never children…?
Kama: You’re asking if I have a child self… not counting this form that I have as a means to providing love? Yes, but it’s the same case as what I talked about before. I know it only as objective information. Pradyumna. My reincarnation as a child of Krishna and Rukmini. The one who re-encountered Rati, who reincarnated the same time as he did, and slayed the asura Shambara… Ah, but he’s the me I know the least. I’m the me who was burned by Shiva’s flames. This makes me bound to something. This eternal pain that turns me to ash is the key difference that separates me from Pradyumna. So I… … What am I talking about? Did this firework show contain a magecraft effect that made my mouth looser? I wouldn’t be surprised, with how pretty they are. Can’t say I regret it. Anyways, I hope you understood that that me has nothing to do with the current me. Remember that guy who's just as connected to Vishnu as Krishna? Rama, was it? I don’t have any opinions about him, negative or otherwise. I don’t want to get involved with him because he’s part of the same system as Shiva, and that’s pretty much all I think about him. Not to mention trying to interfere with that couple’s love is way more effort than it’s worth… It’s, in essence, trying to interfere with the connection between Vishnu and Lakshmi. Oh, hell no, hell no… Anyways! We already seen the parade, so we’re done here. Next! You’re already wanting the next setup, aren’t you? I’ll flip the page already!
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[Third arrow opens on a spring mountain with second Ascension Kama]
Kama: Come, boss! The cherry blossoms are in full bloom, come closer to watch them. I feel really grateful to have you as my manager. I didn’t know anything when I applied for this job, but you were so kind to teach me how to work from the first step… [Kama pours a cup of alcohol] For you, boss! Bottoms up!
[On the jungle with second Ascension Kama]
Kama: We’ll definitely return home alive, the two of us. Like hell I’m going to let us die in the belly of a giant anaconda…! You tricked it into swallowing dynamite? Nice one! I’ll ignite for you. I just have to shoot inside its mouth…! Come here, come here… Now go to hell! #[email protected]&%*! (bleep censor) [Explosion]
[In a spaceship dogfight with second Ascension Kama]
Kama: Hh… This is bad. I’ll try doing a Super Lightspeed Subspace Multidimension Warp Sailing as we dive into that asteroid belt! It’s dangerous… but it’s the only thing we can do now. Will you trust me, partner…? Really? Thanks. Pray to anything, even to that canned meat if you need to, that we don’t warp into space debris! Here I go! [We warp]
[In a camp, still with second Ascension]
(When I came to my senses, I was laying down next to the campfire, with my head sitting on her thighs. It’s so comfortable. I’m falling asleep…)
Kama: Are you enjoying it…? Are you pleased from the bottom of your heart?
Fujimaru: Yeah. / I’m really loving it… Yawn…
Kama: Huhu. I’m my attempt to let you savor all kinds of setups, I may have rushed the plots on the second half. But we still have a lot more to go over. I still have a lot more I can provide. My love is unlimited. I can spoil you rotten in any way you want…
[Fujimaru starts falling asleep]
Fujimaru: (The hand stroking my hair feels so gentle) / (It really makes it hard to keep my eyelids open…)
Kama: Are you getting sleepy? Yes, yes, it’s fine. Be my guest. Time and space mean nothing when you slumber inside me. The cradle of corruption you’re in lasts forever… Oh… But really, when you’re like this, it feels like I’m the parent and you’re the child. Entrust your life and your future to me, never questioning the idea that you’re being loved, no matter how baseless and illogical it may be, and fall into a slumber you don’t know when you’ll ever wake up from. Oh, how defenseless you are.
[Fujimaru falls asleep completely]
Fujimaru: Zzz… zzz…
Kama: Ah… Ah, I can’t handle this, I absolutely can’t. You’re way too to defenseless for me to contain myself. I’ll have a relapse here.
[She switches to third Ascension]
Kama: Bonnou Muryou Seigandan. I vow to end the anxiety and hate beyond measure. Once I burn all your worries… you'll be able find relief, in the truest meaning of the word, in the root of yourself, won’t you…?
[She slowly approaches until an alarm rings]
Kama: Huh?! What’s going on here? I didn’t hear anything about this!
Type 1 Key Provision Reaction detected. Requesting activation of the Emergency Defense System.
Kama: Hmph… You set a system like this on the Master instead of on me? You always know the right way to annoy me, goddess. An anti-virus software that reacts very specifically to when I try to do this.
Fujimaru: Eh, what’s happening?! / A fire? An enemy attack?
Kama: No idea. All I know for sure is that I’ll really hate whatever is going to happen. Ruining my mood is that woman’s forte. Consciously or unconsciously.
Preparations, trini, dve, ekam… Ohn Namah Shivaya
[The defense system summons Xiang Yu and Yu Mei-ren]
Yu Mei-ren: Huh? What’s this? I’m not complaining since me and Xiang Yu were summoned to together, but what were we called for?
Xiang Yu: Starting processing… Concluded. Remain calm. We are not the true selves. We are akin to visions granted a role.
[The defense system summons Sigurd and Brynhild]
Brynhild: Oh my. Where are we…?
Sigurd: I can estimate my role is the same regardless of where we are. Most likely to fight.
[The defense system summons bear Orion and Artemis]
Artemis: It’s your friendly neighborhood goddess! I personally volunteered this split body for this program! Anywhere I go with my darling is a date, not to mention we’re getting summoned as a pair for a very lovely reason.
Orion: Oh crap, I feel like I got myself into real trouble again…
Kama: Yeah, ok, I already get what this program is! A real eyesore! This is my field, a field of the love attribute, so you hit me with an offensive program of people with affinity to said attribute, is that it? There’s no worth in shooting my arrows on them! I already feel like I’ll pop a blood vessel just from looking at them!
Yu Mei-ren: I’m not sure what we’re doing here… What are your commands, Xiang Yu?
Xiang Yu: We must be here due to our functions being requested. As such, we will inevitably see our work. I shall not force you anything you are indisposed to.
Yu Mei-ren: No, no! I shall stay by your side, wherever you go…
Sigurd: I’m on a similar case. In fact, I decided to never miss a chance to act cool in front of my love.
Brynhild: Gee, Sigurd…
Artemis: Oh, you’re a love god? No wonder you smelled so similar to Aphrodite and Eros. Your kind tends to be an nuisance even when you’re just doing your assigned role, you know? I mean, going by the thing you handle, you’re specced just for this. Sucks to be you.
Orion: Pretty much all of you are nuisances, not just Aphrodite.
Artemis: Anyways, as the representative of all the lovey-dovey couples summoned here today, I'm stoked for this job~!
Orion: I’m the same character type as Xiang Yu and Sigurd…? Fine, ok, but I wanted to live more freely and…
Artemis: Darling, you think now is the time to complain? You believe this world has any place you can escape me.?
Orion: Prolly… not! (for both questions)
Kama: Ah, how annoying. Way to ruin the first time I felt motivated in a long time. The worst part is easily how everything is running exactly as that goddess thought it would. I can’t stand this. You’re not making me run away without a fight. You get what I’m saying? I’m GOING WILD! What are you waiting for? Give your resources!
Fujimaru: I’ll consider this a mock battle… / Don’t get hurt, guys…
[Battle. Wave 1 is Xiang Yu and Yu Mei-ren. Wave 2 is Sigurd and Brynhild. Wave 3 is Orion. You must have Kama on the first row. When the battle starts, “I’m GOING WILD” activates, giving Kama the same buffs from the previous two battles and making her generate stars every time she kills an enemy. At the start of the first wave, Xiang Yu activates A display of eternal love, giving a 3-turn defense debuff to our party. At the start of the second wave, Sigurd activates A display of bloody love, giving a 3-turn attack debuff to our party. At the start of the third wave, Orion activates A display of love between man and god, giving a 3-turn star gen debuff to to our party.]
Kama: Screw you! Stopping showing off! My heart starts palpitating and it makes me furious! Are you picking a fight with the god of love? Don’t even try to pretend you aren’t, I know you were added to the program just for this!
Voice echoing from somewhere: Y-you’re making me sound bad… That’s not it, I never had any ill intent. Who else could I use as an effective stopper to your rampages? I had no intention to pester you, I just figured that these people would be the only ones able to stay true to themselves enough to intervene under the rules of the love-filled world you built inside Master… Sorry.
Fujimaru: (I’ve heard this voice before) / (I know, it’s Par)
[Kama returns to second Ascension]
Kama: Shut up already. I get it, stop. I know I can’t pull any further pranks with you spying on us. Playtime is over. I don’t know if you’ll remember all this when you wake up, but I’m not taking any criticism about the events that happened here. Good bye.
Fujimaru: Ah, wait. / If this is really the end, I have something I need to say…
[Fujimaru wakes up in their room]
da Vinci: Hey, look who woke up.
Mash: Master, how are you feeling?
Fujimaru: Good morning. Not bad, actually. / A lot better than I was before.
Parvati: I figured you would. I had to stop her before she overdid it, but some more inference wouldn’t hurt. Oh, sorry, Master. You’re surprised by my presence here, right? Erm, have you understood the whole situation…?
da Vinci: I don’t know. You could say we only got to this situation because they never realized what was going on. Let the explain. It all starts with... your stress levels.
Mash: Honestly, you were on the brink of passing out from stress! Since you couldn’t keep your nervousness and sense of responsibility off your mind for a moment, both your physical and mental health were reaching a danger zone. Upon learning that, we swiftly started building a program that could allow you to rest, but…
da Vinci: We wanted your rest to feel as natural as possible. We can’t get you dependent on machines. But just when we were about to tell you everything, you lost consciousness on your own.
Parvati: Do you understand why…?
Fujimaru: Yes, I do. / That’s why I have somewhere I need to go now.
Parvati: Okay. Go ahead. Good luck out there.
[Fujimaru enters Kama’s room]
Kama: Wheeeh. W-what are doing here?
Fujimaru: I still haven’t thanked you yet.
Kama: T-thank me? What do you mean by, err, no, emm… Ahem. Fine, I’ll ask. How much do you remember?
Fujimaru: It’s hard to say how much. / I remember pretty much all of it.
Kama: Whhaaaaaat? Wait, were you lucid? The whole time? “It all felt sorta like a dream, but I was lucid most of the time”, you say…? You, ah, but, you were indulging me in all those weird scenarios and…
Fujimaru: I assumed you were just playing make believe with me. / You thought I hadn’t figured things out from the start?
Kama: … I… see. I’ll remind you that granting love is my Authority, so don’t try to assume any deeper meaning in anything we did. What form of love it is, or how you interpret it, is really none of my concern, got it? You didn’t make me embarrassed in slightest. No, no. You had no effect on me whatsoever, understood? All I’m getting out of it is that feeling of wasted time when you think you’re drinking with a friend, but it turns out the friend was sober the whole time.
Fujimaru: It wasn’t wasted time. / Thank you. I feel a lot better now.
Kama: …
Fujimaru: You knew I was about to pass out from fatigue, so you / forced me to relieve my stress, wasn’t it?
Kama: Just because you breaking on me this soon would be upsetting… You’re like a toy to me. You should understand, since your Servant is a twisted love god who can’t do his job right. That’s such an eccentric pick that even I don’t know what to think of you as a Master. So, I think you don’t need to be anything more than a toy for me to play with random forms of love. And I don’t care what you think of me. Huhu, no, that’s not right. I should make you put all cards on the table. What do you think of me? Of this love god who shoots arrows of lust, taking people in and out of the uncertainty of love? Of this love god synonymous to temptation?
Fujimaru: A god who encourages me when I hesitate. / A god who gives me the courage to step forward.
Kama: Kh… You giving me such an innocent answer point-blank was so unexpected it’s giving brain damage… Can you quit with the unabashed integrity? You’re reminding me of Parvati a little.
Fujimaru: Uh… Sorry…?
Kama: (It makes sense… in hindsight. After all, this kid is a much Parvati’s Master as they’re mine. It would be weird for them not to have anything in common with her. No, that’s not all… Sigh. Took me forever, but I understand now. At least I feel like I do. They’re similar not only in their aura of virtue, but also in how big their presence feels to me. That must be why they’re so hard to get a good read on, and how they manage to upset so often. They’re someone I can’t ignore, someone I can never stop keeping track of even if I try, someone who is constantly invading my thoughts… And the reason why this Master, supposedly just a human, just a toy, has a presence as big as hers inside me is… Hmph. Perhaps because… she is a goddess connected to my basis as a god, and they is a human connected to my basis as this Servant. Ugh… do you understand? I’m a threat and my eyes are locked onto you. Can’t ignore or forget you. Just like my never-ending pain…)
Fujimaru: What’s wrong? / Are you okay? You’ve been making all kinds of faces without saying a word.
Kama: It’s nothing…! You’re the one with a problem here. I’m upset with your carelessness. I hope you learned your lesson! Never let your stress accumulate beyond your limits again! You never know when a simma like me will show up to take advantage of your moment of weakness! Ah… you thought that was a warning? No, that was just a threat. You won’t have Parvati’s fortifications in you forever. Keep tiring yourself like that and you’ll be too weak to resist a truly dangerous temptation next time. I mean it. Yes, you seriously could be swallowed by my unlimited love. Be prepared. A troublesome god like me can indeed encourage you to take a step forward, my carefree Master with no sense of danger… but that’s a step down a precipice of corruption you can never climb back from. Don’t forget I’m always watching… Always.
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2020.09.10 08:58 Trygve11 What a Possible Ideal Survivor Universe could look like

Been thinking on a ideal winner post and how’s that’d change the Survivor landscape here’s what I came up with 1. Hatch (There’s an argument for Wigglesworth but I think Hatch was probably the ideal winner and I think a lot of us agree, outside of his negative backlash) 2. Tina (Argument for Colby here but I think Tina was a great winner and starts the trend of the challenge beast losing) 3. Ethan (Argument for Lex here but I think Ethan is way more liked and is a better winner because of social play) 4. Vecepia (Argument for Kathy but Vecepia is from my home town so I mean some bias. But either way I think either would be good winners) 5. Brian (not the greatest person but he’s the Ice Man you can’t deny he’s a great winner) 6. Rob C (Reinvented Survivor strategy and was definitely the best player that season so yeah a great winner) 7. JFP (don’t worry Sandra wins later and he was a great player this season. One of the original villains) 8. Rob M (I mean him and Amber played the same game but she pissed less people off. I think Rob M is more of a different situation than Russel’s where his partner played the same game but wasn’t the strategic mind like Rob was) 9. Chris D (Definitely a deserving winner. Should’ve been back on WaW 10. Tom (Argument for Ian but Tom is iconic in how he dominated in strategy and in challenges definitely a deserving winner) 11. Dani (Argument for Rafe here but I think Dani being the first UTR winning game is definitely unique and deserving) 12. Cirie (Need I explain why? She was a great strategist and was going to go to the end if she beats Danielle in fire as Aras was going to take her and Aras beat Terry in the final challenge) 13. Yul (He’s nicknamed The Godfather... that says it all) 14. Earl (Him and Yau Man were the 2 best this season a well deserved win) 15. Todd (Had a great FTC and played a phenomenal game. There’s an argument for Amanda but I think Todd just having that FTC speech is just great) 16. Parvarti (Because this season has no winners to begin with I think Danielle replaces Cirie and Burton replaces JFP as they already won this season. I don’t think this changes too much here. I’ll still go with Parvarti winning) 17. Kenny (Played arguably the best strategic game this season. I think there’s an argument to be made for Matty, Sugar, and probably Crystal to win but I think Kenny was the best this season) 18. JT (Love Stephen but JT all the way this season) 19. Natalie (Russel yes is a great strategist but you have to admire the social game that she played here. And it was probably better that she won over him to be honest) 20. Jerri (don’t worry Sandra will win but Jerri was a deserving winner here. She wins if she gets to the end and Parvarti has won a season in this universe, Russel is Russel and Sandra is Sandra) 21. Sash (honestly no clue here but we’ll go Sash however a Fabio win isn’t bad either. Sash probably played the best game but S21 is its own mess in it of itself. It’s like Gabon but even less strategy. Brenda is an option but I wanted someone who made it a bit farther) 22. Sandra. (Ok... sense B Rob has won already I say Sandra replaces B Rob here as Russel’s rival as they hated each other in HvV and she wins this season basically employing relatively the same strategy as Rob but she’s more social/nicer than he is allowing her to win without needing to win challenges.) 23. Sophie (Love Coach but you can’t ignore that ending tribal. She was in exactly Todd’s position and she pulled off a great tribal allowing her to win the game. And her performance in WaW showed how she can play the game. She’s a great player and we can’t deny that) 24. Kim (If anyone says anyone else deserved to win they’re wrong straight up) 25. Malcolm (Theres an argument for Denise to win here but I personally think Malcolm may have been a better winner (this also helps fix another issue later) than Denise. But obviously with certain players like a Denise not winning they probably return) 26. Cochran (With that being said I think Denise returns here over a Fransequa or someone like that. I doubt that changes too much for Cochran and Dawn so yeah Cochran still wins) 27. Tyson (Arguments for Hayden and Cierra here but Tyson definitely played the most dominant game here and deserved the win) 28. Tony (No one else deserved the win more than Tony here. A great winner and a well deserved win and honestly the llama noises deserve the win alone) 29. Natalie (A very entertaining and dominant winner. She made a lot of moves that were both big and good for her game like the Alec Jon, and Baylor vote offs. A well deserved win) 30. Carolyn (However an argument for Mike and Rodney are both welcomed as any of the 3 could be the best winner here but to me Carolyn had more social agency than Mike. And I also want to get another girl winner) 31. Jeremy (Need I explain this? A very deserved win and that’s coming from someone who loves Spencer) 32. Aubrey (there’s an argument to be made for Michelle and Cydney as well. I’ll personally go Aubrey but again an argument for all 3) 33. David: (Was a unanimous winner if he made FTC and e had a great story. I like Adam I really do but you can;t deny that David had that win in the bag. 34. Sarah: (By far the best player this season. However a lot of things change with more winners/reputable players so Tony maybe tries harder. As in this universe Aubrey, Sandra, Tony, Malcolm, JT and Cirie are all winners. However Sarah probably still wins. 35. Devon: (Robbed god anyone? I know multiple reports go around on who wins if Ben doesn't make FTC. But I think a lot of us feel that Devon should've won this season 36. Wendall: (I think we just leave this season the same tbh. Yes Dom was more dominant but Wendall was way more social and made the right connections and orchestrated a few key votes) 37. Nick (We love Angelina but she didn't deserve a win, Mike gave up, and I think Nick being a very good social orchestrating the John vote and getting the Goliath alliance to tell him what they were doing was amazing) 38. Victoria (Look... Chris U isn't the best winner even tho I'm fine with the win. Gavin would also not be the best winner which leaves probably Victoria as the best candidate. However with Aubrey and David getting a win I think Adam and Michelle replace them. Personally I think those two stand a better chance at winning than Aubrey and David but We'll stick with the vets not standing a chance) 39. Tommy (Prob just leave it the same here except Dan Spilo breaks his foot again and he can't compete) 40. Tony (Imma just leave this the same but change the cast up but would love to hear your theories on the cast)
40 Casting Notes: Earl said no because he couldn't make it because of his kids, Tommy and Chris (Now Victoria) were both were unable to be in S40 because of timing issues. Natalie W, Vecepia and Todd all did not receive a call for various reasons. Cochran was never going to play again. Brian was never returning. JFP perhaps plays in HvV perhaps not maybe he's a 1 time guy but because he's not in S16 he doesn't piss production off. Hatch also doesn't because there's no Romber to boot both him and Tina off the cast. And JT had some weird stuff happen during GC that I dont think we're sure on but he's out as well. Also rumors say that Tom failed his physical and Chris D was not called.
Men: Tony, Hatch, Tyson, Jeremy, Malcolm, David, Ethan, Yul, Rob M, Rob C, JFP
Woman: Sarah, Cirie, Aubrey, Sandra, Jerri, Dani, Tina, Natalie A, Kim, Sophie, Parvati
More Notes: I decided to do a cast of 22 for WaW as no matter how hard I tried I couldn't narrow it down to 20/I also tried to build a realistic cast in this hypothetical universe. Other notes are that there is more female winners in this universe as well. How do you think this hypothetical S40 plays out. Does it play out the same does it not. Let me know your thoughts.
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2020.08.25 21:30 SurvivorVillain In Defense of Russell Hantz

I know on this sub the Idol King gets tons of flack, but I am writing this to prove that Russell is a great player and should have won at least once. In this post, I will mainly explain why he should have won, and some things that could have changed the game for him which were very possible
Samoa- So in Samoa, Russell starts out by burning Jaison's socks and dumping out the water. This was a good move since it created chaos, which is what he uses to play his game. Another thing he did that night was tell his Katrina story which was actually a really underrated social move at the time, you could even hear one of the Foa Foa girls say that she felt bad for Russell. That's a great lie and a great move. In addition, a few days later, he did the unthinkable and found an idol without a clue, the first to do it. The one in Guatemala doesn't count, as the tribe was told of it's existence, which is a clue IMO. Russell was able to use the idol to control the vote up until the Ben viteout when he knew voting Jaison would sink his game, as he would do as Russell said. Another critique of Russell is that he doesnt establish bonds with the other tribe. When Shambo came to Foa Foa, Russell told her about the idol and developed a little Alliance with her, as they both hated Galu. When the tribes merged, he successfully picked of the Galus with several key votes. Yes, the first vote out was Natalie White's move, but that was about her only move in the game. In the second vote, he makes a great read on the Galu tribe and plays his idol, eliminating a threat in Kelly. In the next vote out, he is able to establish a bond with Fincher, a former Galu, and convincing him to vote out Monica. So at this point Russell has two Galu allies, further disproving the notion that he has no social game and cares little about the other tribe. Then, the next vote he blindsides John and he is shocked, but great blindside. He then picks off the Galus till only Brett is left and is forced to vote off his allies since he keeps winning. So in the end, he is left with two goats, Mick who did nothing, and Natalie, who rode Russell's coattails. In the end, the jury picked the wrong winner and Russell lost 5-2.
HvV- In his second of back to back seasons, Russell starts out making alliances with Danielle and Parvati, which he would hold for the rest of the premerge. While the Villains were winning challenges, he had a feud with BOSTON rob over control of the Villains tribe. While the rest of his tribe was doing yoga, he looked for the hidden immunity idol and found it. When his tribe went on reward for chocolate, he used Coach's honor and integrity approach to teh game against him by asking him to join his alliance after he shows him and his ally Jerri the idol. This makes them want to reconsider their status in Rob's alliance, which sets the stone for them betraying Boston Rob in the near future. The Thai Sun voteout is just incredible. First, Russell plants a Russell Seed in Thai Sun's mind and convinced him to vote Parvati. Russell then plays his idol for Parvati, voting Thai Sun out. In the next vote, he eliminates Rob by flipping Jerri, and the next vote she proves her loyalty to the Idol King by voting out her close ally in Coach. Since only men have been voted out, his moves have the effect of making him look like he is on the bottom. So J.T. on the Herows agrees to give him the idol. Russell did an amazing job acting and making J.T. comfortable that Parv would go home. When Courtney goes home instead, he tells J.T that Courtney went home since Parv played an idol, thus alleviating any concerns J.T. may have about Russell's loyalty. When the merge came, he continues his charade with the Heroes and makes all of the heroes except Amanda, Candice and Rupert comfortable. He then votes out J.T. with his own idol in a stroke of brilliance. After the vote, since Sandra could flip to the Heroes, giving them a 5-4 advantage over Russell's Villains, but he foils her plans after convincing Candice that she would be more welcome with the Vollains. So she does and Amanda is sent home for the first time. In addition, this vote proves Parv's ties to Russell are stronger than those she worked with in seasons past, proving his social control over his Alliance. After this vote, he disgards Candice as she is no longer needed, and works with the Heroes AGAIN to vote out Danielle, since she was getting too close to Parv that she is a threat now. So just like Tony in WaW, Russell blindsides someone who is getting to close to his main partner in crime. After this vote, Rupert and Colby are picked off, leaving the 4 villains left. at FTC, Russell doesnt "own up" to his game, since it was a good game and instead Sandra wins from a bitter jury who had no respect for the amazing gameplay of Russell Hantz.
RI- I'll keep this one short. When Russell drew the purple buff he was doomed because he was too big of a threat having played such an amazing game just two seasons earlier. HvV was recent, while Rob's villainous performance in All-Stars was not, leading to him being voted out 3rd. Yes, production did tell him allegedly to vote Stephanie, but he wanted to prove that he had changed, so he stuck with his Alliance and got voted out and handled it with style. "I'll be back, and you better be ready". So on RI, he loses the duel and goes out like a legend, walking off and making one last move, convincing Ralph to show that he has the idol. His loss prompted his tribe to be at a numbers disadvantage and to be picked off one by one post merge. It is entirely possible that he wins this season if he draws the yellow buff, as shown by postgame interviews which show his desire to work with Natalie T, Matt Elrod, Andrea and Ashley, which he likely would have done and most likely succeeded at, considering the tribe was full of sheep who were willing to let Rob win. If this happens, Rob likely goes premerge and Russell leads his Alliance to FTC, leading to his win most likely at FTC
Thanks for reading and Keep Hope Alive!
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2020.08.20 08:35 IndiaParentingFamily Hindu Gods and Goddesses Names

Hindu Gods and Goddesses Names
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Hinduism is perhaps the biggest confidence on the planet. The fascinating element about Hinduism is that it's anything but a religion, however an act of different convictions and ceremonies. One of the most established (with obscure roots) religions on the planet, Hinduism doesn't have an author.
Depending on the most essential standards, Hinduism emphatically accepts that "every single individual are divine" and that strict amicability is of prime significance. These are only two of the numerous rules that the confidence holds. As Hinduism doesn't set solid principles on adoring God, the practices differ across societies and locales. This outcomes in changed methods of knowing, perceiving, and connecting with God. As there are a wide range of stories and strict writings, so there are numerous names also.
In Hindu folklore, there are three noticeable Worlds, three Goddesses and three Gods. The three divine beings known as the Hindu trinity are Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. Ruler Brahma makes, Lord Vishnu continues and Lord Shiva pulverizes so as to secure the universe and uprightness. These three Gods speak to the repetitive idea of our reality from birth, life and obliteration to ensuing recovery. These three Gods consolidate to frame the incomparable enormous soul likewise called Brahman or universe. Henceforth they are likewise called the Trimurthis or the Trinity of Hinduism.
We comprehend that finding and knowing different names from such a shifted extend is an enormous errand. This is the reason IndiaParenting presents to you an assortment of Hindu God and Goddess names for young ladies and young men from across India, looking through the strict writings.
Hindu God Names

- Names of Lord Shiva

Master Shiva is known as the lord of benevolence and empathy. He shields the fans from common indecencies, for example, desire, eagerness, and outrage. He gives aids, gives effortlessness and stirs astuteness. While Vishnu is the preserver, Shiva is a definitive destroyer. He wreck all the universes toward the finish of creation and breaks up them.

- Names of Lord Ganesh

Ruler Ganesha, the elephant-headed Hindu lord of beginnings is customarily loved and summoned before any significant occasions. He is known as the remover of deterrents. Ganesha is viewed as the offspring of both Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Ruler Ganesha is one of the most venerated Hindu divine beings.

- Names of Lord Krishana

Master Sri Krishna is the most comprehensively venerated and one of the most noticeable Hindu god. He is the eighth indication or symbol of the Hindu god Vishnu. Ruler Krishna's lessons are conveyed in the Bhagavad Gita which is one of the stories of Hinduism.

- Names of Lord Murugan

Ruler Murugan or Kartikeya is the child of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. He is the sibling of Lord Ganesha. Master Murugan showed for the sole reason for executing Tarakasura. He is likewise called 'Deva Senapati' and 'Yuddharanga'. In this manner he is the divine force of war and General of the military of the divine beings.

- Names of Lord Indra

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- Names of Lord Kuber

Vishnu is one of the crucial divinities of Hindu folklore. He is the preserver divine force of Hindu trinity and shields the universe from being wrecked and props it up. Vishnu has come to earth in nine structures called the symbols to secure the world, the last Kalki symbol is yet to come.

- Names of Lord Vishnu

Vishnu is one of the crucial divinities of Hindu folklore. He is the preserver divine force of Hindu trinity and shields the universe from being wrecked and props it up. Vishnu has come to earth in nine structures called the symbols to secure the world, the last Kalki symbol is yet to come.

- Names of Lord Hanuman

Ruler Hanuman is likely one of the most celebrated and regarded figures in the Hindu Mythology. He is loved by numerous who wish to pick up quality and boldness in their lives. He is a manifestation of Lord Shiva and the child of the breeze god Vayu.

- Names of Lord Kamdev

Master Kamdev is notable as the Hindu divinity of affection. Kamdev is the blending of two words in particular Kama and Deva. Deva implies divine or authentic while the Kama represents yearning, want or enthusiasm, for the most part as in sexy love or sexuality. As indicated by the Shiva Puran, Lord Kamdev is the child of universe maker "Master Brahma". Agreeing people of old Scriptures, Lord Kamdev was resurrected as Pradyumna, the child of Lord Krishna and Goddess Rukmini.

- Names of Lord Kartikeya

Ruler Kartikeya is the most well known Hindu god among the individuals of Tamil Nadu. He is the child of Lord Shiva and Parvati, his sibling is Ganesha and his spouses are Valli and Deivayanai, he is known by various names like Subramanya, Subramani, Muruga, Shanmuga, Skanda, Karthilkeya, Arumuga and Kumaraswamy. Muruga is personally connected with bumpy locales, referred to in Tamil as Kurinji and is venerated as the watchman divinity. Master Muruga is a unique God with exceptional forces. By venerating master Muruga with profound commitment, confidence and bhakti all the difficulties and challenges throughout ones' life disappear and great days begin showing up.

- Names of Lord Lakshman

As indicated by the Ramayana, Lakshman is supposed to be a one-quarter sign of Vishnu and a symbol of Shesha, a snake related with Vishnu. On that premise, Lakshman got known by the name of Sheshavatara. Despite the fact that Sheshavatara isn't the main name related with him. He is known by a few distinct names, and some of them can be followed in Valmiki Ramayana

Hindu Goddess Names

- Names of Goddess Parvati

About Goddess Parvati: The goddess Parvati is viewed as the celestial force and spouse of Lord Shiva, the destroyer. Like his significant other Shiva, the goddess Parvati is said to have both gentle and horrendous viewpoints. The goddess Parvati is referred to by various names as Lalita, Uma, Gauri, Kali, Durga, Haimavati, and so forth.

- Names of Goddess Durga

In Hinduism, the goddess Durga, otherwise called Shakti or Devi, is the defensive mother of the universe. She is one of the confidence's most famous divinities, a defender of all that is acceptable and amicable on the planet. Sitting with on leg on each side of a lion or tiger, Goddess Durga fights the powers of evil on the planet and ensures her fans. She is the partner of Lord Shiva.

- Names of Goddess Lakshmi

Goddess Lakshmi is the partner of the god Vishnu. She is one of the most mainstream goddesses of Hindu folklore and is known as the goddess of riches, excellence and virtue. She is conjured regularly for a glad and prosperous life.

- Names of Goddess Saraswati

Goddess Saraswati is the partner of Lord Brahma, the maker. Wearing white that represents virtue and quietness. Goddess Saraswati is hailed as the Goddess of getting the hang of, learning, shrewdness, music, and style in Hindu folklore.

- Names of Goddess Radha

This Shri Radha’s (Priyaji’s) Namavali (index of names) is based on Her Nitya Vihar Rasas. Chanting these Holy Names grants a Devotee the boon to become a Sakhi in Nikunja and enter Her abode Nikunja in service to Her Divine's holy feet. Shri Dhruv Dasji Maharaj urges the readers & ‘Rasik Ananyas’ (Solely devoted to Shri Radhavallabh) to recite and sing only these special names of Shri Krishna’s beloved.

- Names of Goddess Sita

Well done on choosing to name your infant dependent on Names of Goddess Sita. Know Goddess Sita Names for Baby with Meanings for naming your child. Investigate rundown of various Names of Goddess Sita for Baby Boy and Baby Girl. Hindu Mythological Names dependent on Goddess Sita. Name Of Hindu Devi or Goddess Sita in Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Sanskrit, Malayalam. Think about in excess of 3 Goddess Sita infant names.

Indian Names based on Indian Mythology

Do you wish to name your kid dependent on a fanciful character? Browse our extensive database of names dependent on the Ramayana, Mahabharata and strict gods.

- All Names based on Indian Mythology

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2020.08.06 18:45 Merovingian4784 [M4A] [Discord] [Possible Audio] Looking for a friend and confidant to help develop audio logs from the edge of space!

Full disclosure: I posted this yesterday on Roleplay and RoleplayPartnerSearch to no avail. I know it's a bit of a scatterbrained post... but I'm working on tightening it up. Let me see if I can be as concise as possible right out of the gate:
tl;dr: I have been recording 'audio log' (clean/sfw) RPs during my commutes to and from work. I have a direction, but that direction is vague. Looking for someone to discuss ideas with, or for a co-actor who might like to partake.
I need an Aehla.
I don't really know how else to describe it, or how else to phrase it most concisely. But I need this key supporting character that we've created to help me along to develop this story and backstory of how everything came to be, and how we got to where we are today. Aehla is a bit of an enigma, and even her backstory is murky at best... so there is room for development there. She's part farmhand, part space ship mechanic. She falls under the same archetype as Kaylee (Firefly) and Parvati (Outer Worlds), but is a bit more hardened and weathered. Both innocent and jaded, both naive and knowledgeable, both talkative and closed off. Like I said.... enigma. She speaks with a southern twang, but not quite a hillbilly or southern belle. Definitely is NOT a city girl, but knows about some city things.
Mitchel Bly, also known as "the Merv", has recently been dishonorbly discharged as a mid-level intelligence field operative of the Federal Navy, one of the major controlling factions in the inhabbited bubble of the Milky Way. Left with very few options upon his discharge, he takes refuge on a nearby planet: Epirus. With very few credits to his name, and few skills that translate well to civilian life, he makes ends meet by taking short-haul and medium-haul courier jobs. This is an exploration of (and dissertation on) terrestrial life, and the dichotomies of rural vs. urban living.
After running into some trouble with a vehicle he purchased at a 'recycle lot' (the Mehr Savant), he finds a small shop off the beaten path to help him with some service. The woman the works there is blunt and to the point, and notices immediately that he's "not from around here". Her and her cohort help fix the Savant, but seem very coy about the entire job. It seems that not many people know about their little shop, and they might want to keep it that way...
This RP comes with promises to include: suspenseful plot twists, and thoughtful tag-ups, action beats that would make Michael Bay jealous, the discovery of Town 9 and what really happened there, space travel!, and more!
I'm looking for someone to help me a long with some character development and audio-based roleplay. I have an original "character" (Mitchel Bly, aka 'The Merv') that I play as a part of a greater RP, but I say "character" in quotations because it's more of a characterization of myself and how I would play out the situations that I find myself in. Let me see if I can breakdown a few things here, and maybe that would help:

The RP:

  • This RP takes place in the universe of Elite: Dangerous, a space exploration and combat videogame developed by Frontier Studios. This is absolutely unimportant, as the setting is the only element that's important at this point.
  • The year is 3295, and humanity has advanced to become a space-faring and galactic civilization. This specific part of the RP takes place on a terraformed Earth-like world called Epirus, but may include settings far beyond this.
  • This is a human story, and does not include interactions with aliens, extraterrestrials, etc.
  • The RP is from the FIRST person, and is intended to be acted out real-time (think DnD without the dice).

The format:

  • This RP already exists in a few different formats. It is an ongoing text based RP on Discord that takes place in the year 3305 - well after the events laid out here.
  • I am currently creating this RP as a series of 'audio logs', and would like to continue to do so if possible. Incorporating other spoken characters in this RP would be cool, but it is not a must.
  • The first THREE audio logs are available upon request - it's come to my attention that I can/should not include links in posts, but I am happy to send them via DM.

The problem:

  • Mental energy is limited, but motivation is high. I have at least an hour every day to work on this now, which is great!... but development and direction is a bit lacking at the moment and that's really something I need to work out. I have a starting point and an ending (ish) point; I need to figure out the in between.

The goal:

  • Continue to develop and record RP audio logs to paint an fuller picture of WHO my character is and how he got to where he is now.
In an ideal world, I'd love to have a 10 minute Discord voice call with someone who'd be interested (in acting, participating, or just helping) to see how things go. We could discuss what we each have ideas for, what we'd like, or may just ask each other questions? Like I said, I'd very much like to (a) explain this more in depth if possible and (b) keep this going, but I feel like its time to get more voices involved.
If you don't want to do a voice call, that's ok too! I'm happy to discuss via text also.
Send me a PM if this is something you might be interested in and we can go from there!
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2020.08.06 18:43 Merovingian4784 [M4A] [Discord] [Possible Audio] Seeking a partner for the edge of the Universe - Audio logs from the future? past?

Full disclosure: I posted this yesterday on Roleplay and RoleplayPartnerSearch to no avail. I know it's a bit of a scatterbrained post... but I'm working on tightening it up. Let me see if I can be as concise as possible right out of the gate:
tl;dr: I have been recording 'audio log' (clean/sfw) RPs during my commutes to and from work. I have a direction, but that direction is vague. Looking for someone to discuss ideas with, or for a co-actor who might like to partake.
I need an Aehla.
I don't really know how else to describe it, or how else to phrase it most concisely. But I need this key supporting character that we've created to help me along to develop this story and backstory of how everything came to be, and how we got to where we are today. Aehla is a bit of an enigma, and even her backstory is murky at best... so there is room for development there. She's part farmhand, part space ship mechanic. She falls under the same archetype as Kaylee (Firefly) and Parvati (Outer Worlds), but is a bit more hardened and weathered. Both innocent and jaded, both naive and knowledgeable, both talkative and closed off. Like I said.... enigma. She speaks with a southern twang, but not quite a hillbilly or southern belle. Definitely is NOT a city girl, but knows about some city things.
Mitchel Bly, also known as "the Merv", has recently been dishonorbly discharged as a mid-level intelligence field operative of the Federal Navy, one of the major controlling factions in the inhabbited bubble of the Milky Way. Left with very few options upon his discharge, he takes refuge on a nearby planet: Epirus. With very few credits to his name, and few skills that translate well to civilian life, he makes ends meet by taking short-haul and medium-haul courier jobs. This is an exploration of (and dissertation on) terrestrial life, and the dichotomies of rural vs. urban living.
After running into some trouble with a vehicle he purchased at a 'recycle lot' (the Mehr Savant), he finds a small shop off the beaten path to help him with some service. The woman the works there is blunt and to the point, and notices immediately that he's "not from around here". Her and her cohort help fix the Savant, but seem very coy about the entire job. It seems that not many people know about their little shop, and they might want to keep it that way...
This RP comes with promises to include: suspenseful plot twists, and thoughtful tag-ups, action beats that would make Michael Bay jealous, the discovery of Town 9 and what really happened there, space travel!, and more!
I'm looking for someone to help me a long with some character development and audio-based roleplay. I have an original "character" (Mitchel Bly, aka 'The Merv') that I play as a part of a greater RP, but I say "character" in quotations because it's more of a characterization of myself and how I would play out the situations that I find myself in. Let me see if I can breakdown a few things here, and maybe that would help:

The RP:

  • This RP takes place in the universe of Elite: Dangerous, a space exploration and combat videogame developed by Frontier Studios. This is absolutely unimportant, as the setting is the only element that's important at this point.
  • The year is 3295, and humanity has advanced to become a space-faring and galactic civilization. This specific part of the RP takes place on a terraformed Earth-like world called Epirus, but may include settings far beyond this.
  • This is a human story, and does not include interactions with aliens, extraterrestrials, etc.
  • The RP is from the FIRST person, and is intended to be acted out real-time (think DnD without the dice).

The format:

  • This RP already exists in a few different formats. It is an ongoing text based RP on Discord that takes place in the year 3305 - well after the events laid out here.
  • I am currently creating this RP as a series of 'audio logs', and would like to continue to do so if possible. Incorporating other spoken characters in this RP would be cool, but it is not a must.
  • The first THREE audio logs are available upon request - it's come to my attention that I can/should not include links in posts, but I am happy to send them via DM.

The problem:

  • Mental energy is limited, but motivation is high. I have at least an hour every day to work on this now, which is great!... but development and direction is a bit lacking at the moment and that's really something I need to work out. I have a starting point and an ending (ish) point; I need to figure out the in between.

The goal:

  • Continue to develop and record RP audio logs to paint an fuller picture of WHO my character is and how he got to where he is now.
In an ideal world, I'd love to have a 10 minute Discord voice call with someone who'd be interested (in acting, participating, or just helping) to see how things go. We could discuss what we each have ideas for, what we'd like, or may just ask each other questions? Like I said, I'd very much like to (a) explain this more in depth if possible and (b) keep this going, but I feel like its time to get more voices involved.
If you don't want to do a voice call, that's ok too! I'm happy to discuss via text also.
Send me a PM if this is something you might be interested in and we can go from there!
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2020.08.01 10:30 yogatherapynews Ashram Yoga - The Spiritual Tradition of Yoga From Past to Present

Ashram Yoga - The Spiritual Tradition of Yoga From Past to Present

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The History of Yoga and its Growth, Change, and Development
Yoga began its emergence into civilization some 10,000 years ago through the Tantric tradition. Evidence of deities resembling Shiva and Parvati were found in the Indus Valley civilization after archaeologists began to excavate numerous statues from ancient city grounds, reminiscence of the 10,000 year old tradition. This was the yoga of the pre-Vedic, pre-Aryan age, in which the top the tradition flourished throughout various parts of India. Shiva being the central figure in a majority of these recovered statutes gives evidence to the historical doctrine that denotes Shiva as the founder of the yogic system.
In the yogic tradition, Shiva is traditionally considered to be the symbol of supreme consciousness. His partner and counter force is Parvati, who represents supreme knowledge, will and action. For about the is also responsible for all creation as she is the acting force within the universe. This force or energy is also known as kundalini shakti, the cosmic force which is dormant within all living beings. Our Rusty is also regarded as the mother of the entire universe. Her grace and guidance is responsible for the liberation of the soul, releasing the individuals from the bondage of worldly matter. Concho said to be imparted to humans through Parvati out of love and compassion for her children. Yoga was a manifestation an extension of the Tantric system. Just as Shiva and Parvati are inseparable, so too are tantra and the yogic system importance of yoga speech .
Tantra is derived from two Sanskrit words, those of tanoti and trayati. Trayati means liberation and Tanoti literally translated as expansion. We can then assume that tantra is the science of expanding the consciousness and liberating the energy known as shakti within the body. Tantra is the way to attain liberation from the bondage is of the world in the physical identification with the body and objects associated with it.
In tantra we pursue the path of liberation by first understanding and gaining insight into the limitations and capacities of the body and mind. After we have understood these limitations, we then begin to explore the expansion of consciousness which eventually leads to the liberation of energy within the body. After we have crossed these various levels the individual consciousness expands and is liberated into the universal consciousness which permeates through the entire universe.
The yoga of yore
For a long time in history yoga was a secret system with its practices and techniques hidden from public view. In ancient times yoga was an oral tradition, its teachings and practices number inscribed or written on parchment. Only through the guru disciple relationship was the teachings of yoga revealed, and only to those who are ready to study the spiritual practices and techniques. This system was very productive and useful as it ensured clear understanding and a strong relationship between the disciple, the guru, and a spiritual teachings. Much importance was given to the personal experience of the yogic system, and the correct path was outlined by the guru who helped remove any confusions or ignorance regarding the spiritual practices and techniques. Only through sincere aspiration with the guru's guide their disciples; disciples who pursued too much intellectual contemplation or were seeking the path of yoga in order to gain boons or powers were denied the teachings and access to the knowledge of yoga.
The first time that yoga was written in the book are inscribed on paper was within the ancient tantras. Later it was also revealed through the Vedas which were written sometime around 500 BC. Although the Vedas do not give any particular reference to any spiritual practices or techniques, they do you know the system of yoga through metaphors and symbolic representation. It is said that the Vedas were revealed to me rishis and saints who were immersed in a deep yogic state of meditation known as samadhi.
It wasn't until the Upanishads that yoga began to take a definite shape and noticeable form within a written system. The Upanishads contained the essence of the Vedas, revealing the most essential points inscribed in the numerous books that collectively made the Vedas. The Upanishads are said to be the culmination of the Vedas and together they make up the a Vedantic.
The next significant texts in the history of yoga was the Patanjali yoga Sutras which are said to have been written in the second century A.D. Patanjali's yoga sutras formed the raja yoga system, a definite and unified perspective of yoga with references to techniques, philosophy, and spiritual ideals. Patanjali's yoga sutras are often referred to as the eight fold path of yoga. The eighth sequences consisted of yama(self-restraint), niyama (self observance), asana, pranayama, pratyahara(withdrawal of the senses),dharana (concentration), dhyana (meditation), and samadhi. Whether practiced in sequence or as a complete system the eight fold path provided a clear perspective of the spiritual path. It also gave an outline for how to accomplish the unification of individual consciousness with the universal cosmos.
Later in the sixth century BC yoga began to adopt the Buddha's meditation practices as well as the ethical and moral philosophy that later became the outline for Buddhism. Unfortunately this transition and adaptation removed a lot of the preparatory practice that were designed by the yogis to prepare one for meditation practices, many of which are necessary and often times vital to the preliminary preparation for contemplation and concentration.
Yoga philosophy believes that before any meditation practice can be done the elements of the body and mind must be balanced in harmony with one another. For this reason Gorakhnath presented an extended series of practices to prepare the body for meditation. These practices were later employed as the hatha yoga system. Later one of the major authorities on hatha yoga composed the hatha yoga pradipikia, a text that is widely used today and is referred to as Light on Yoga.
The practice of yoga in the 20th and 21st century.
While the spiritual philosophy and practices of yoga have endorsed a higher order of living and thinking, today yoga has been disseminated for a wide variety of purposes and practices, some spiritual, some not. Although many people practice yoga in order to gain wisdom of the spiritual life, there are also many who utilize yoga in order to aid in the health, fitness, stability, balance, and well-being of the human body, mind, and soul. With modern language in mind, many forms of yoga have emerged including yoga psychology, yoga therapy, yoga fitness, yoga dance, and just about any synergy imaginable especially those associated with the arts and other forms of self-expression although we have not the time to discuss all of these.
What makes yoga fundamentally one of the most successful systems for human well-being is the fact that yoga practically and systematically works with all the aspects of the human body, mind, emotions, and spirit. Yoga is a holistic principle which works to unify the various elements in the body. Once these elements have been balanced than unification with higher orders can be achieved including that of community unification, harmony with nature, and merging with the cosmic divine. But these higher orders do not have to be pursued in order for yoga to be useful. Today yoga has successfully been used as an alternative form of therapy for diseases, disorders, and dysfunctions.
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2020.07.27 12:59 Ledwards49 Winner rankings by STRATEGIC game

So after I finished re-watching seasons 1-30 and listening to TEOS I posted my season rankings which had some very unpopular opinions that weren't too well received but I'm back again to post my winner rankings which I'm sure will also upset some people!
This is based on each winners strategic game and again is only for seasons 1-30, I could have a guess where the others would fall but I need to re-watch them first. (There will be a new #1 though!)
I'll provide a brief explanation for each placement. Please ask me anything!
Here we go.
  1. Kim Spradlin - This woman had OPTIONS. Played as close to a perfect game as you could, controlled the entire game and never even needed to use her idol. I love Kim.
  2. Yul Kwon - Fantastic strategic game. People discredit Yul's game because of his God idol but he played it perfectly.
  3. Tony Vlachos - Degree of difficulty for this win is HIGH. Dominated the strategy in Cagayan.
  4. Todd Herzog - Another great strategic game, no complaints from me!
  5. Boston Rob Mariano - Dominated strategically from the beginning. I do think he was slightly lucky that Zapatera threw a challenge, could've easily gone into the merge without the numbers after voting out Matt Elrod but it worked out well.
  6. Natalie Anderson - Amazing finish to the game, blindsided on the Jeremy vote but played it very well to get back into the numbers.
  7. Brian Heidik - Didn't put a foot wrong strategically but don't think the degree of difficulty was close to the players ranked higher.
  8. Richard Hatch - Similar to Brian, no strategic mistakes in my opinion but simply not as difficult so comes in a bit lower.
  9. Tina Wesson - Very close to Hatch but I give him the slight edge over Tina.
  10. Tom Westman - Wasn't in danger too often because he was immune so much but when he was, he did very well to make sure he survived the vote.
  11. Sophie Clarke - Put herself in the dominant alliance which controlled the game and correctly identified that she could beat Coach at the end. She called her shot and to do it at such a young age is very impressive to me.
  12. Parvati Shallow - Pulled off some great blindsides and was on the right side of every vote but was willing to go with Cirie to the end where she potentially loses.
  13. Amber Brkich - This is probably the one that will draw the most criticism but I really don't think she did anything wrong strategically. She calls her shot on beating Rob at the end and she's right. I give her a lot of credit on the initial vote of Rob C and I think Amber is the one who brings in Rupert and Jenna which proves to be the dominant alliance.
  14. JT Thomas - Similar to Amber in that he had a partner the entire game. Like Amber, JT doesn't do anything wrong strategically but in this case, his partner would've voted him out had he lost immunity at the end.
  15. Chris Daugherty - Played a great strategic game but it was TWILA who should get the credit for bringing in Eliza and blindsiding Leann at the final 7 so Chris comes in a bit lower.
  16. John Cochran - Only on the wrong side of the vote once thanks to the three amigos, never really controlled the strategy of the game but never needed to!
  17. Earl Cole - Very similar to Cochran, never really controlled the strategy but never needed to.
  18. Tyson Apostol - Another one I think many will disagree with. He's lower for me because I think his strategy shouldn't have worked. He played himself into a position at final 7 where his alliance of 3 should've been next out. Why Ciera voted out Caleb here I will never know but it puts Tyson higher on the social rankings. I also think it was a mistake to not play his idol at final 6 and avoid going to rocks.
  19. Denise Stapley - Did amazingly well to survive every vote but never had a huge say in the strategy. Also came really close to taking Malcolm to the end where she would've lost the game.
  20. Natalie White - She called her shot! Obviously would never have won the game if not for Russell doing the heavy lifting strategically but she very early states her strategy of going to the end with Russell to win and she's RIGHT.
  21. Sandra Diaz-Twine 1.0 - Comes in on the low end because she was blindsided when she lost Rupert and on the wrong side again when Christa goes. Does great at the final 5 but gets very lucky at the final 3.
  22. Danni Boatwright - Might have been higher if she actually let us know what she was doing but gives the camera nothing. Does well to survive but more on the mistakes of others. And gets very lucky that the final 3 challenge is designed for tall people to win.
  23. Vecepia Towery - Doesn't do a lot wrong early but is never in control which leads to her on the outs at final 5 and going home at final 4 if not for winning immunity. Also have no idea why she votes Neleh at final 4 because she loses to Kathy and Paschal I think.
  24. Mike Holloway - Mike is very hard to place for me because while he makes a terrible move to put himself on the outs, he does a great job of getting the votes on his biggest physical threat and is on the right side of the votes a lot. He does very well early on but does blow up his game, so needs to be at the low end.
  25. Sandra Diaz-Twine 2.0 - Never controls the strategy and would've lost the game had she succeeded in her strategy of voting out Russell which is why she comes in so low!
  26. Ethan Zohn - Wanted to go to the final 3 with Lex and Big Tom where he is most likely voted out.
  27. Aras Baskauskas - Wanted to go to the final 2 with Cirie where he definitely loses the game!
  28. Jenna Morasca - Wanted to quit the game and gets very lucky at the end to win. Honestly believe Matthew thoroughly deserved to win over Jenna. Never had any real say in the strategy of the game.
  29. Bob Crowley - Terrible strategic game, but not as terrible as....
  30. Fabio Birza - Hands down worst strategic game!!
So there it is! Rankings like this can never be perfect, let me know what you agree with and what you disagree with! Would love to hear your thoughts.
Next up will be PHYSICAL games!
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2020.07.18 04:31 oldschooooolfan Ami Cusack, The Ice Queen

https://youtu.be/7oefbsERneA
Today we honor one of the Survivor’s most complex villains, the Ice Queen herself, Ami Cusack.
Ami Cusack first played in Survivor Vanuatu. It was a season stacked with huge characters such as Chris Daugherty, Twila, Eliza and Rory. Personally, Ami was the biggest gem to come out of that season.
She started out at the Yasur tribe composed of all women. After Dolly’s elimination, Ami found herself in a pretty good position with her alliance. She was an asset in challenges and everyone loved Ami on a personal level. On top of that, she and Leann were the queens of the tribe as they were calling the shots.
Come the swap, Ami emerged as a very stone cold and cutthroat player as shown with her straightforward interactions with Bubba, Lisa and Rory. She entered the merge with the numbers advantage and massacred the men starting with Rory, Sarge and Chris. By that time, Ami was a very strong contender for the million up until Twila and Scout flipped on their initial alliance and orchestrated one of the best blindsides in history by eliminating Ami’s partner, Leann. Ami’s cocky ways and her control freak persona ultimately led to her downfall and was voted out at 6th place.
Ami returned 7 seasons later as a favorite in Survivor Micronesia. She quickly aligned with Eliza, Penner and Yau Man and voted together at first tribal council. However, the alliance of Amanda, James, Ozzy, Parvati and Cirie took over the tribe and voted out one of her allies in Yau Man. Despite being on the minority, Ami was generally well liked within the tribe, a good competitor in challenges and was never in danger of going home. At the swap, Ami found herself an opportunity to align with the fans and kept her options open. Ultimately she decided to side with the favorites and voted out Chet and Tracy. One round away from the merge, her tribe loses and Erik exposes Ami’s past conversations with the fans which made Ozzy weary of Ami. Despite her emotional pleas to Ozzy, Amanda and Cirie, Ami was voted out unanimously and placed 11th.
Complex and ice cold. That is Ami Cusack in Survivor. She had everything an all around Survivor great can be. In my opinion, Ami is the best female villainess Survivor has had. Time may have made her less popular but one thing is for sure. Ami is a certified Survivor legend.
Ami Cusack for a third season!
What are your thoughts about the Ice Queen? Do you want to see her back for a third time?
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