anonymous asked:

If you dont mind me asking, what was the accident that caused your loss of mobility?

Well, I was contracted to extract the Swedish Bikini Team from [REDACTED] where they were being held by an army of cyborg gorillas. About seven clicks out from the target my team’s helicopter was hit by AA fire and we went down. Luckily my team survived the crash mostly unscathed. As we crawled from the wreckage and readied our weapons, we found ourselves being surrounded by genetically modified kitty t-rexes.

Our combat engineer, Dugan Ashley (Retired), managed to construct a giant ball of yarn out of his tactical sweater and distract the kitty-rexes long enough for us to escape. Once we got to the compound where the ladies were being held prisoner half the team engaged the cyborg gorillas with small arms fire and grenades. I lead the other half of the team around the back of the compound to infiltrate. We found and released the bikini team but just as we were making our escape Mecha Stalin showed up riding a kitty-rex.

Knowing we were running out of time, I challenged him to a one on one fist fight and I managed to knock him unconscious. Bloodied but mostly in one piece we made hoofed it to the extraction zone only to be met with a fresh wave of cyborg gorillas. I grabbed a PKM and held them off as long as I could while the team made their escape, when I ran out of ammo belts, I switched to my trusty 1911, when I ran out of mags I beat them with the heavy steel pistol as the ghost of John Moses Browning guided my hand.

By this time our second chopper had arrived and we loaded the Swedish Bikini Team on board and took off… Only to find Mecha Stalin clinging to one of the landing gear! I jumped from the helicopter and grabbbed Stalin as I fell, beating his face with my 1911 as we plummeted to earth. I broke my neck in the fall, but managed to end Mecha Stalin once and for all.

How the world might live in 2050

The number of people living in cities will likely triple Aside from overcrowding, the skyrocketing population will likely spur the faster spread of infectious diseases and viruses, from tuberculosis to the flu. Dwindling water supplies and inadequate sanitation will only compound the negative health affects.

The air could be thick with pollution, worsening lung conditions and respiratory diseases Because in addition to dirtier skies, warmer weather will speed up the chemical reactions that produce many pollutants.

More than half of the world’s population may not have adequate access to water (which is why Nestle is buying up aquifers and is pushing to keep water a privilege and not a human rights issue)  With population growth and global warming, the situation will only worsen. The drying of lakes and rivers releases greenhouse gases, like carbon dioxide and methane, into the air, potentially exacerbating climate change.Because of the water cycle, the world will also face more droughts, potentially making wildfires at least twice as destructive by 2050.

The types of fish we eat could become extinct Right now,  87%  of the world’s  assessed fish stocks  are classified as over-exploited or fully exploited.  If the world continues fishing at its current rate, all fish stocks could become extinct by 2050, 

Millions could be without food Every decade, a warmer planet will decrease the amount of food we’re able to produce around the globe by 2%. In case that doesn’t sound like a lot, it means that in the next 10 years, we’ll lose 4,440,000 metric tons of food. One tonne weighs a little over 2,200 pounds.

The rain forests could face total annihilation Each year, we lose a huge chunk of rain forest, to deforestation, most of which is caused by logging and farming.
At this rate, between a third and nearly half of the rain forest will vanish by 2050,

Superbugs could kill 10  million people each year The problem of antibiotic-resistant bacteria has been exacerbated by the fact that doctors and pharmacists across the globe give them out freely and farmers worldwide use them liberally on their crops and add them to animal feed, even when animals antibiotics have become ever present; they can be found floating in the water and buried in the soil

Diseases will spread with ease A gradually warming climate will expand the range of pests carrying deadly disease. People who are affected will have little immunity from the disease.The result? Diseases that are deadlier than ever.

The number of people living with dementia will likely triple As people live longer, we’ll be confronted with more and more so-called diseases of aging. Particularly troubling will be the ones we don’t already know how to diagnose or treat, like dementia.

Hurricanes could become more frequent and more severe While climate change is best known for lifting sea levels and raising temperatures, it will also make storms far more intense. As the Earth heats up, more water vapor — the fuel for storms — will enter the atmosphere.

Rising water levels could flood major cities across the globe The rising tide will be felt acutely in the US, where by 2050 most of the cities along the northeast coastline will likely see more than 30 days of flooding each year.

Large-scale blackouts could become commonplace

If you want convenience, you’ll have to forsake privacy -“Big data equals big business. Those special interests will continue to block any effective public policy work to ensure security, liberty, and privacy online.”

Cyberattacks could increase, causing tangible damage to the world

Oil could become prohibitively expensive - meanwhile renewable sources could provide 80% of our needs, if we can get off the teat of Big Oil

The same psychedelic compound found in illegal plants is also produced in our brains.
We are so closely linked to our natural environments, we need them to further ourselves and mankind.
Why are they restricted ?

Genetic Pathway is Involved in Body Odor Production 

For many, body odor is an unfortunate side effect of their daily lives. The smell is caused by bacteria on the skin breaking down naturally secreted molecules contained within sweat. Now, researchers from the Univ. of York working with Unilever have studied the underarm microbiome and identified a unique set of enzymes in the bacterium Staphylococcus hominis that is effective at breaking down sweat molecules into compounds known as thioalcohols, an important component of the characteristic body odor smell.

In the work, presented today at the Society for General Microbiology's Annual Conference in Birmingham, the group assessed the ability of over 150 bacterial isolates from underarm skin samples to produce malodorants. They then identified the genes encoding the proteins responsible for producing the thioalchohols, which are pungent in tiny amounts — as little as one part per trillion. One particular gene found in S. hominis was also found in two other species of Staphylococcus, which were also shown to be strong thioalcohol producers.

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I haven’t mentioned it all yet on Tumblr, but tomorrow Dragonfly Studios will be releasing another game! *confetti falls from the skies*

It’s a Visual Novel otome game with 11 endings, close to 70CGs, over 200 character busts, and about 56k words. (and if I compound the play testers play times, an average of 5-7 hours to complete)

Why April 1st? Well, because this game was originally going to be a joke - Why are we keeping that release date? Because with a name like April was a Fool releasing it any other day would be wrong!

If you’re curious at all about the game or characters, we’ve been posting a daily countdown blog introducing them over here!

I’ll say more tomorrow when the game is complete and I make the post for it, but for now I love how the countdown images came out and I wanted to share them and let you all know what I’ve been up to and why I’ve been so inactive here lately.

If you enjoyed Castle Chase or Halloween Flop/Bash, then you’ll probably enjoy the characters in this game. :) There’s a lot less game play then those, since this is more typical visual novel, but it’s basically our same charm in a new format.

I hope you’ll check it out tomorrow! <3

As many women can attest, balancing work and family is never easy. But it’s even harder when access to affordable, nutritious food is out of reach.

Working women, already sacrificing and scrambling, face another threat. The budget proposals from the House of Representatives and the Senate threaten to slash SNAP, compounding cuts in effect since November 2013.

As Women’s History Month fades into the rear view mirror, it’s important that we ensure that the stories and heroism of all women be recognized and shared. In the end, there’s nothing more heroic than a mom with very little, able to nurture and convince a child to dream and aspire to heights never before seen. That’s why I find myself focused on Sara Amaya. There’s no need to scour your history books for her name – you won’t find it. Members of the House and Senate don’t know her name either, but they’re about to make decisions that will directly impact Sara Amaya and the countless women just like her.

shinytimelord asked:

I could have lived with SOME comestic changes if they hadn't actually changed the characters themselves. One of my most hated scenes is in GoF, when Harry is facing Voldemort. In the book, Harry believes he's going to die and prepares himself to fight, deciding that he's 'going to go out straight-backed and proud, like his father.' In the film, when Voldemort says 'I'm going to kill you now', Harry actually BEGS him not to. He literally says, 'No, please, no' or something similar. WTF?!!?!?


The changes that they made - cosmetic and otherwise - sort of tend to compound one another, don’t they? One or two wouldn’t have been so frustrating - but the characters, plot, and worldbuilding all suffered under movie adaption.

What’s particularly interesting is how often they changed Harry’s lines to be the exact opposite of what was written, much like the scene in the graveyard. 

Another one that stands out is when Lupin was teaching him to fight the boggart - in the books he keeps asking to have “another go” even after he passes out, but in the movies he literally says, “I think I’ve had enough,” and sits down.

Completely pointless changes that completely reverse his personality.


He walks back to the compound hands and clothes drenched in blood, jackson’s blood, thinking about the events that happened not more than 1 hour ago…


He and Hayley had been searching in Klaus’s room for a book, a very old book that had a spell inside that could kill anyone, anyone. Klaus wanted to get the book in order to hide it, so that no one would ever get their hands on it and try to kill his family, hope…. Hayley.

Once they stumbled upon the book Hayley passed it to klaus and he opened it to make sure it was the right one, and a letter fell out, well more of a to-do list. Hayley picked it up and read it, Hayley started to breathe heavily, she dropped to the floor, holding her throat, trying to help herself to breathe, her breathing was fine, she just didn’t recognise it because she was having a panic attack. Klaus picked Hayley up of the floor and carried her to his bed and lay her under the covers, once the tears stopped falling from Hayley’s bright green eyes and she started to fall asleep, klaus walked over to the paper that was still on the floor and picked it up to read.

Find the spell
Give it to my grandmother
She will use the spell to kill hope and klaus so they are out of our lives for good and all the vampires will die

Klaus crumpled up the paper and tossed it to the ground, his eyes started to turn into a golden yellow colour with red around it, with veins showing under his eyes. Klaus was pissed. He flipped over the table in his room startling Hayley, she whispered “klaus, don’t” shaking her head as she started to get out of the bed.

"Don’t worry Hayley, everything will be fine, I’ll take care of it." Klaus whispered to her, cupping her cheek in his hand and bringing their foreheads together, and before she could feel the warmth of his hand, he was gone.


Klaus walks back to his room careful to open the door, just in case Hayley is still in there, she’s not. He sighs and walks straight to his bathroom to take a shower.

When he gets out the shower, he vamp speeds into a new set of clothes. He’s startled when he hears his door open. He turns to see Hayley, she comes close to him, wanting to look him close in the eyes so she can believe what he is about to tell her.

"Did you do it?" She whispers
“Did you kill him?” Klaus brings up his hands to capture her cheeks in his palms once again, holding onto her face, he looks her in the eyes.

"Yes" Hayley lets out a breathe she didn’t know she was holding, she lets it out in relief, looking down she tries to play with her fingers, so klaus won’t see the oncoming tears, but he does, he tilts her head up to look at him, and wipes away the tears, creating a streaking effect on her skin.

"It was the right thing to do little wolf, I told him if he ever betrayed you I would place his head on the end of a spike, it’s not exactly what I did, but.. You know." Klaus tries to smile at her, to make her feel better, he’s learned that whenever he smiles Hayley does as well, he thinks it’s just some sort of thing that makes you feel better when you see someone who feels down feel better, but he was wrong, it wasn’t just a thing, Hayley felt more than that, she actually had feeling for him, but both of them were unaware.

Klaus looks into her eyes, he wants to make her feel better, he wants to make himself feel better, he tightens his grip on Hayley’s cheeks, holding her tightly not wanting to let her slip away, and leans closer to her, so close that their lips brushed against each other’s, and once they did klaus leaned in more to capture her lips into a sweet short kiss, he doesn’t expect her to kiss back, he doesn’t expect her to do anything, but she kisses him back, catching him off guard and smiles into the kiss.

They start to kiss more longingly and passionately, taking their time to really explore each other’s mouths. They move backwards to the bed, klaus lifts Hayley up and places her on the bed, crawling on top of her using his hands to touch every part of her body, remembering every thing about her, the small dimples she has on her back and the lovely shape of her birthmark on her shoulder and all of her…. Sensitive parts;). They keep going until… Well … You know.

They spend the rest of the night wrapped up in each other’s arms. Talking, just talking. They talk about the serious things, and they laugh and joke and when klaus smiles, she notices she smiles too, she loves his smile.

Right there and then, she realises she might feel something more for klaus than just being friends.


So I got this request twice from 2 different users xx hoped to liked it, I loved writing it xoxox


sailershanty replied to your post:I am a lot less present on here now that I’ve…

aw friend, im sorry things arent going well :c

It’s alright. I mean, irl shenanigans are compounding to make the online things seem worse probably. But man… I joke about it a lot, but fuck tumblr. It’s been getting worse here for a while.

One of the few reasons I’m still keeping up here is because after remaking I’ve gotten to collab with some pretty sweet artists *nudge nudge*

anonymous asked:

Gluten is not good for you. She may be pretty, but she doesn't have brains. Gluten is a synthetic protein compounded of grains that contributes to weight gain. The only negative side effect to a gluten free diet is if done improperly you may not get enough fiber

“A 4-ounce serving of seitan contains about 50 percent of the recommended daily intake of protein or about 26 grams of protein. Despite its high protein content, gluten is very low in fat at just 2 grams per serving. Wheat gluten flour is also rich in protein. A 1/4-cup serving provides you with 23 grams of protein but only 0.5 grams of fat.”

“Gluten is rich in iron, although the amount varies depending on how you’re consuming gluten. For example, a serving of wheat gluten flour, which equals a quarter of a cup, contains 9 percent of your daily requirements of iron. If you eat seitan, however, you’ll get a lot more iron. A 4-ounce serving of seitan contains 3.6 milligrams of iron, which is about 20 percent of your recommended intake.”

“Gluten is a protein choice for people who don’t want to eat meat because they have high cholesterol or other health problems. It’s also suitable for people who are allergic to soy or dairy and cannot get their protein from those sources.”

“Gluten-free products can be high in calories, fat, and carbohydrates, and some people who go gluten-free actually gain weight.”

Just a few facts I found about gluten. She’s brilliant and amazing and has done tons of research on gluten since she has celiacs disease. Therefor, on this subject, she knows more than you. 

Fuck off.


Kent has used chloroform to render people unconscious on more than one account. This is suggested by the fact that he, at the least, had an estimate, if not the exact amount, of the measure of the compound it took to knock Hogarth out for as long as he did without having him end up affected by it (the symptoms would seem suspicious to Annie) or dead. Hogarth was probably left unconscious for the better part of an hour (or more), considering Kent was able to haphazardly nail down his window and call General Rogard with his new information all while he was asleep. Kent most likely had prior experience to accurately judge how much time he’d be allotted depending on how much chloroform he used, and thus he acted accordingly.

staliasexy asked:

Klayley drabble where klaus is drunk and kisses hayley (while jackson is away) and things heat up ;)

She awakes to a thump, a loud one. She gets up to see what it is, she walks out of her room without any problems, you see, Jackson and Hayley had a fight earlier that day, over the wolves again, so Jackson decided to spend a few days in the bayou to get the wolves trust again,but Hayley didn’t want to go so she stayed at home with klaus and hope. Home.

Hayley didn’t know if she could ever call the bayou home, she always felt safe and quite content at the compound, under the same roof as klaus. Hayley sighed, she couldn’t help but feel for a tenth of a second if she had made the right choice marrying Jackson. Deep down, she didn’t know, but she held feelings for another, someone under the same roof, someone she felt safe being with, klaus.

She followed the noise down the corridor, she stood outside Klaus’s door, she contemplated going in or not, but it was 2 am in the morning and she was curious. Hayley turned the doorknob and opened the door slightly, she peers inside and the first thing she sees is klaus stumbling over the steps up to his bed. She rolls her eyes and pushes the door open fully and annoyingly walks inside over to klaus.

"Are you drunk? Oh wait scrap that, I know you are." Hayley says grabbing his arm holding him in place while sarcastically smiling at him. Klaus sarcastically smiles back, not saying a word. Hayley starts to take his jacket off and klaus lets her, but he sits in silence the entire time looking at her. The drunk him would never let the sober one remember, but the sober part is looking at her, taking in all her beauty.

The drunk him is helping him forget, forget the emotional pain he is unknowingly experiencing, the drunk him helps him forget that he has feelings for Hayley, and not just feelings that are mutual, feelings that if he told her she might reject him because of who he is. He would never let anyone know of theses feeling, not even himself.

Once Hayley has taken his jacket off she walks him over to the bed, even though he is still stumbling, before Hayley could push him on the bed, klaus grabbed hold of her hips and pushed her on the bed he crawled up the bed till he was hovering above her face to face.

Hayley’s breathing hitched, all she could do was stare into his eyes, she didn’t know what to say, on one hand she wanted to push him off but on the other, she wanted to stay there for as long as she could and just stare into his bright blue eyes, that looked exactly like hope’s.

Non of them moved but somehow they ended up further on the bed and Hayley’s legs were wrapped around klaus waist and her arms were pinned down by Klaus ,and their faces were closer than before, Hayley couldn’t move with out her lips brushing up against his.

After a few minuets of being close to each other klaus finally moved forward and captured her lips with his and kissed her, and Hayley kissed back, very passionately, she wouldn’t admit this to anyone, but she had never kissed anyone this passionately before, not even Jackson.

His lips were soft, soft enough that she pulled her arms out of Klaus’s embrace and wrapped them around his neck all the while kissing, she didn’t want to let go, never. After a while klaus trails his hands down Hayley’s body stopping at her hips, he gently tugs on her nighty, lifting it up past her stomach and over her head to take it off, Hayley pulls on his shirt, pulling it off and throwing it across the room, she trails her hands down to klaus hips were his jeans lay and tugs on them, once there off she kisses him again with even more passion than before, there’s no going back from this now, they continue to kiss until…. Well…. You know.

Thanks for the request xxxxx loved writing this one xx


Funny and bizarre German animal names

The German language is famous for some really long nouns (Donaudampfschiffahrtsgesellschaftskapitän comes to mind). This is because German nouns, verbs, prepositions and adjectives are like lego bricks; you can stick them together in almost any way to create new words that encapsulate new concepts. This gives the language a special ability to name just about anything. You could call it the German language’s lego brick-like quality, or Legosteineigenschaft (see what I just did there?).

But why does German rely on such an elaborate process to name things as simple as squirrels? When broken down into their separate components, the names of familiar animals mutate into bizarre new creatures.

The Uncanny X-Tiere

Comics are full of heroes with names like super, wonder, iron, ultra, bat or cat followed by -man, -woman, -girl or -boy. A lot of German animal names work the same way, where Tier – the word for animal – is preceded by a word describing that animal’s “super power”.

  • Stinktier – stink animal (skunk)

  • Faultier – lazy animal (sloth)

  • Gürteltier – belt animal (armadillo)

  • Murmeltier – mumbling animal (groundhog)

  • Schnabeltier – beak animal (platypus)

  • Maultier – mouth animal (mule)

  • Trampeltier – trampling animal (bactrian camel). The verb trampeln means to trample or tread upon, whereas the noun Trampel is a clumsy oaf.

Sometimes suffixes get more specific than -tier, but still tend to describe the wrong animal:

  • Schildkröte – shield toad (tortoise)

  • Waschbär – wash bear (raccoon)

  • Nacktschnecke – naked snail (slug)

  • Fledermaus – flutter mouse (bat)

  • Seehund – sea dog (seal)

  • Tintenfisch – ink fish (squid)

  • Truthahn – threatening chicken (turkey). Trut is onomatopoeic for the trut-trut-trut cluck of a turkey, but it’s also been hypothesized that the name comes from the Middle German droten which means “to threaten”.

No, I’m Pretty Sure That’s A Pig

Swine seem to be a popular yardstick in German animal taxonomy.

  • Schweinswal – pig whale (porpoise)

  • Seeschwein – sea pig (dugong). Not to be confused with the Seekuh, or sea cow, known in English as a manatee.

  • Stachelschwein – spike pig (porcupine). The English word is actually just as literal; porcupine sounds a lot like “pork spine”.

  • Wasserschwein – water pig (capybara)

  • Meerschweinchen – ocean piglet (guinea pig). The ending -chen denotes something small. Add it to the end of Schwein and you get a little pig, or piglet. Since the stems Meer and Wasser are often interchangeable, it’s most likely that Meerschweinchen actually means little capybara.

Just Plain Weird

I’d like to end this list by giving one animal a category all to itself: the humble squirrel.


  • little oak horn: Eiche (oak tree) + Horn (horn) + -chen (little)
  • oak croissant: Eiche (oak tree) + Hörnchen (croissant)

alternate names:

  • Eichkätzchen (regional name) and Eichkatzerl (Austria) – oak kitten

Calling a squirrel a “tree kitten” is reasonably literal, but where does “little oak horn” come from? It seems that the answer comes down to a misplaced h: Eichhörnchen comes from the Old and Middle German eichorn, which has nothing to do with oak trees or horns. In this case, the eich comes from the ancient Indo-Germanic word aig, which means agitated movement, combined with the now obsolete suffix -orn. Somewhere in history a superfluous h was added (along with the diminutive -chen ending) but the original meaning remained. Today, Hörnchen is a category of rodents that includes all squirrels, chipmunks, groundhogs, prairie dogs and flying squirrels.

Keep an eye on this spot for an upcoming post where we’ll delve deeper into the animal kingdom: branching out to birds, insects, reptiles, fishes and any other mammals we find crawling around.