The Signs as Mythical Creatures

The Signs as Mythical Creatures

Read on to see if this accurately explains your sign.

With Halloween fast approaching people are running to get their last minute costume, or maybe they already have one. If you're one of the people who don't, maybe this list will inspire a mythical masterpiece. I hope you enjoy my list of the signs as mythical creatures.

1. Capricorn- Chupacabra

The Chupacabra is commonly known as a creature who sucks the blood of goats and other livestock. This is somewhat a juxtaposition as the sign for the Capricorn is the goat.

2. Aquarius- Hippocampus

The Hippocampus is of Greek Mythology and is described as a half fish, half horse hybrid. Aquarius' are often confused as to whether or not they are a water or air sign, making the Hippocampus appropriate for them. (Aquarius is actually an air sign despite the waves.)

3. Pisces-Mermaid

Mermaids are considered one of the most entrancing creatures on this list. They've been known to draw in sailors and lead them to destruction. This may also be true of the, at times, emotionally distant Pisces. Pisces are often sensitive and do not know how to express their inner feelings, or when they do they come off as blunt and harsh. A Mermaid could just as soon be friendly as fiesty. Remember the Mermaids in the Black Lake in Harry Potter?

4. Aries- Satyr

The Satyr is a rambunctious and charismatic creature. Much like the bright and smooth talking Aries, the Satyr has a penchant for fun and festivities. You'll likely find these party animals out at the bars on Friday night.

5. Taurus- Minotaur

The Minotaur is described as having the body of a human and the head of a bull. Not only is the bull the symbol for the Taurus, it accurately represents the hard-headed stubbornness of the sign. They don't easily give in to outside pressure and you might have to be as charming as an Aries to convince them of an opinion other than their own.

6. Gemini- Shapeshifter

The Shapeshifter can be whoever they want to be. Whether it be human, werewolf, the next door neighbors teacup piggy or your grandmas dentures. The Gemini is known for being two people in one lending them a reputation as two-faced. Most times, however, they're just going with the flow of things, much like the Shapeshifter.

7. Leo- Sphinx

The Sphinx is very ferocious and does not give second chances easily. This is very reminiscent of the fiery Leo. It is not wise to cross the Leo or they might just bite your head off.

8. Cancer- Kracken

The Kracken lies silently beneath the oceans surface until disturbed. Once disturbed it is a force to be reckoned with destroying all in its path. Much the same, the Cancer can also be easy to anger when you stir up their waters. However, most times they tend to be a calm and collected individual.

9. Virgo- Elves

The Elven are often portrayed as quiet creatures that keep to themselves, but can be equally as fierce if it is required of them. Think of Legolas from Lord of the Rings. They also have a certain charm about them that mirrors that of the Virgo closely.

10. Libra- Hippogriff

If anyone has seen Harry Potter, they know of our friend the Hippogriff. If you haven't, Professor Hagrid is teaching the students about magical creatures. One of which is the Hippogriff. There are steps you must take (and take them carefully) to win it's trust and respect. If not you'll end up in the infirmary, possibly with broken limbs. Libras tend to be very choosy about their friends and it is unwise to overstep your boundaries with them. They are usually good judges of character.

11. Scorpio- Basilisk

The Basilisk is another Harry Potter creature that's legacy lives on throughout the series. It is most known for looks that can kill and deadly venom. Much the same, most Scorpios have a sharp tongue and can end any conversation with an award winning death glare. They also tend to be sharp and good at quick quips of humor.

12. Sagittarius- Centaur

The Centaur is bold and wild, much like our Sagittarian. Most of them have a knack for adventure, and know the best hang out spots in town. You'd probably find them with the outgoing Aries.

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Why High School Musicals Should Be As Respected As Sports Programs Are

The arts are important, too.

When I was in middle school and high school, I felt like I lived for the musicals that my school orchestrated.

For those of you who don't know, a musical is an onstage performance wherein actors take on roles that involve singing, and often dancing, to progress the plot of the story. While it may sound a little bit nerdy to get up in front of an audience to perform in this manner, this is something you cannot knock until you try it.

For some reason, though, many public schools have de-funded arts programs that would allow these musicals to occur, while increasing the funding for sports teams. There are a few things that are being forgotten when sports are valued more than musical programs in high schools.

Much like athletic hobbies, an actor must try-out, or audition, to participate in a musical. Those best suited for each role will be cast, and those who would not fit well are not given a part. While this may sound similar to trying out for say, basketball, it is an apples to oranges comparison.

At a basketball try-out, those who have the most experience doing a lay-up or shooting a foul shot will be more likely to succeed, no questions asked. However, for an audition, it is common to have to learn a piece of choreography upon walking in, and a potential cast member will be required to sing a selected piece with only a few days of preparation.

There are many more variables involved with an audition that makes it that much more nerve-racking.

The cast of a school musical will often rehearse for several months to perfect their roles, with only several nights of performance at the end. Many sports practice for three or four days between each of their respective competitions. While this may seem to make sports more grueling, this is not always the case.

Musicals have very little pay-off for a large amount of effort, while athletic activities have more frequent displays of their efforts.

Athletes are not encouraged to but are allowed to make mistakes. This is simply not allowed for someone in a musical, because certain lines or entrances may be integral to the plot.

Sometimes, because of all the quick changes and the sweat from big dance numbers, the stage makeup just starts to smear. Despite this, an actor must smile through it all. This is the part of musicals that no sport has: introspection.

An actor must think about how he or she would respond in a given situation, be it saddening, maddening, frightening, or delightful. There is no sport that requires the knowledge of human emotion, and there is especially no sport that requires an athlete to mimic such emotion. This type of emotional exercise helps with communications and relationships.

Sports are great, don't get me wrong. I loved playing volleyball, basketball, track, and swimming, but there were no experiences quite like those from a musical. Sports challenge the body with slight amounts of tactic, while musicals require much physical and mental endurance.

The next time you hear someone say that it's “just a musical," just remember that musicals deserve as much respect as sports, since they are just as, if not more demanding.

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10 Shows To Watch If You're Sick Of 'The Office'

You can only watch it so many times...


"The Office" is a great show, and is super easy to binge watch over and over again! But if you're like me and you're looking for something new to binge, why not give some of these a try? These comedies (or unintentional comedies) are a great way to branch out and watch something new.

1. "New Girl"

A show about a group of friends living in an apartment in a big city? Sound familiar? But seriously, this show is original and fresh, and Nick Miller is an icon.

2. "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend"

Ya'll have been sleeping on this show. It's a musical comedy about a girl that follows her ex boyfriend across the country. I thought it sounded horrible so I put it off for WAY too long, but then I realized how incredible the cast, music, writing, and just EVERYTHING. It really brings important issues to light, and I can't say too much without spoiling it. Rachel Bloom (the creator of the show) is a woman ahead of her time.

3. "Jane the Virgin"

I know... another CW show. But both are so incredible! Jane The Virgin is a tongue-in-cheek comedy and parody of telenovelas. It has so many twists and turns, but somehow you find yourself laughing with the family.

4. "Brooklyn Nine-Nine"


Brooklyn Nine-Nine has been in popular news lately since its cancellation by Fox and sequential pickup by NBC. It's an amazing show about cops in, you guessed it, Brooklyn. Created by the amazing Michael Schur, it's a safe bet that if you loved "The Office" you'll also love his series "Brooklyn Nine-Nine".

5. "The Good Place"

Another series created by the talented Micael Schur, it's safe to say you've probably already heard about this fantasy-comedy series. With a wonderful cast and writing that will keep you on your toes, the show is another safe bet.

6. "Fresh Off The Boat"

Seriously, I don't know why more people don't watch this show. "Fresh Off The Boat" focuses on an Asian family living in Orlando in the mid 90s. Randall Parks plays a character who is the polar opposite of his character in "The Interview" (Yeah, remember that horrifying movie?) and Constance Wu is wonderful as always.

7. "Full House"

Why not go back to the basics? If you're looking for a nostalgic comedy, go back all the way to the early days of Full House. If you're a '98-'00 baby like me, you probably grew up watching the Tanner family on Nick at Night. The entire series is available on Hulu, so if all else fails just watch Uncle Jesse and Rebecca fall in love again or Michelle fall off a horse and somehow lose her memory.

8. "Secret Life of the American Teenager"

Okay, this show is not a comedy, but I have never laughed so hard in my life. It's off Netflix but it's still on Hulu, so you can watch this masterpiece there. Watch the terrible acting and nonsense plot twists drive this show into the ground. Somehow everyone in this school dates each other? And also has a baby? You just have to watch. It might be my favorite show of all time.

9. "Scrubs"

Another old show that is worth watching. If you ignore the last season, Scrubs is a worthwhile medical comedy about doctors in both their personal and medical life. JD and Turk's relationship is one to be jealous of, and one hilarious to watch. Emotional at times, this medical drama is superior to any medical drama that's out now.

10. "Superstore"

I was resistant to watch this one at first, because it looked cheesy. But once I started watching I loved it! The show is a workplace comedy, one you're sure to love if you can relate to working in retail. If you liked the Office, you'll like Superstore!

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