I was just about to reblog that character flaw meme again after seeing a bunch of people on my dash doing it, and then I remembered I have the 30 days Hawke challenge sitting in my drafts lonely, abandoned and unfinished.
ever heard of teamwork you shitsmears
And then Cole got his shit wrecked.
the little NERD
maybe she’s one of the ones closely connected to a spirit, since there seems to be a difference between magic with the close help of a spirit and magic done with little intervention from fade spirits
Fiona’s magic manifested when she was desperately wishing for it to show itself and save her life, somehow. It did happen, and it killed the man who tortured her, but it was little more than a raw blast of energy powered by her anger.
I always pictured healing as a very careful process, not just pouring energy into a wound and hoping that a miracle will happen, because if you intend to fix a broken leg or a damaged organ, you need to at least know how it’s supposed to be in a healthy state.
Something similar to Fiona’s situation might have happened to her, of course, if she really wanted to help that horse or something, and spirit heard her and aided her somehow.
I’m not saying anything like that is impossible, of course, if magic even has any logic in it idk, I’m just feeling kinda baffled.
I’m currently reading the Masked Empire (very slowly, the long battle scene descriptions are a huge turn off), and there was a part that got me grumbling. Nothing major, it’s just rarely pleasing to be wrong.
It mentions a girl, a young mage never given to the Circle by her father who thought she will be better off without it. It also mentions that this girl revealed her gift through “healing a horse’s leg”.
Which really contradicts with how I personally saw healing magic at all.
Because healing magic is difficult. There are mages who are more gifted than the others in certain areas, maybe, but it probably takes years to master it. It’s medicine. Fantasy-world magical one, but still medicine. If you’re about to patch up someone, you got to understand what you’re doing at least a little.
Young mages rarely do. By what we’ve seen, whatever magic they perform at first is usually accidental. It’s something they can barely control yet. Jowan says that Connor, a young mage with his magic just recently manifested, “can barely lit a candle”.
Not to mention how much energy it takes to heal a major wound. In “The Calling”, Fiona almost passes out after healing several people, and she didn’t even heal their wounds completely. Usually it’s not making wonders and turning a near-corpse into a full-healthy person, it’s making sure a person stays alive to treat themselves with non-magical means or make a pain in the broken limb bearable enough to move on.
You may assume Fiona is not as great in healing as Anders, but even he almost faints after healing a boy in the scene you first meet him.
Healing is hard, bloody and exhausting, so it was a little weird to see a novice without any training whatsoever “healing a leg”.
It just seemed a little dismissive of how difficult healing is, but that’s just me.
Details from Botticelli’s Primavera
Magic is real. I can touch it and command it and I need no faith for it to fill me up inside. If you are looking for your higher power, there it is.
friendly reminder that there’s “No pony for little Anders” ✿◕‿◕✿
Painting Meredith Stannard because her design is HELLA STRONG and I’m mirin’
NICE THOUGHTS CHALLENGE. Once you get this you have to say 5 nice things about yourself publicly and then send this to 10 of your favorite followers. But not back to me, of course.
This is tougher than I thought damn.
1) My eyelashes are amazing
2) I, um, can bend my thumbs in a really funny way
3) I can make an apple pie and it will be edible
4) I have this amazing gif
5) This reminds me, I am an adult and I eat vegetables.
Luke and I were looking at Hieronymus Bosch’s painting The Garden of Earthly Delights and discovered, much to our amusement, music written upon the posterior of one of the many tortured denizens of the rightmost panel of the painting which is intended to represent Hell. I decided to transcribe it into modern notation, assuming the second line of the staff is C, as is common for chants of this era.
so yes this is LITERALLY the 600-years-old butt song from hell
I can’t NOT reblog a 600 year old butt song from Hell.
The 600 year old butt song from Hell is back on my dash! Happy day!