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I am somewhat concerned for Jade Harley.

(This is a regular state of existence for me, but still.)

It has been made pretty clear that John thinks Davesprite is a poor replacement for ‘the real Dave’ and doesn’t consider him as valid as a person.

When he interacts with retconned Terezi (the new alpha) they have this conversation.

TEREZI: G1MM3 TH3 SC4RF 
JOHN: no! stop badgering me about the damn scarf!!! 
TEREZI: 1T’S M1N3 THOUGH, 1T H4S MY BLOOD ON 1T! 
JOHN: no, it belonged to my dear departed FRIEND, her name was *future* terezi! 

He’s mostly being a pain in the ass, but it seems to follow John’s pattern where the person he has decided is ‘real’ or the version that he has interacted with most gets the most credence in his eyes.

Which brings me to my point of concern: Jade. LOWASplode/retcon/newAlpha!Jade, who isn’t the one he has been interacting with, who has very few memories of spending time with him, and who spent several years suffering because of what he Chose to do.

How is he going to treat her?

"I’ll love you forever" One Shot

Author: human-impala-with-sam-and-dean

Original Imagines Link:  Imagine Dean is deployed and he promises he’ll write to you as often as he can &  Imagine your husband Dean is sent off to war and a few months later you receive a letter that says he’s dead.

Warnings: Death of a loved one

Word Count: 1063

Fic:

“Do you have to go?” you ask and cling tighter to him in the warmth under the blankets.

“I’ll be fine,” Dean assures you running a hand through your soft hair and kissing your forehead.

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ROLLWAYS SUMMER HOME GROUP - H4, HURON NATIONAL FOREST - HALE, MICHIGAN 

In the late 1800s, the state of Michigan was cleared out of the towering, magnificent trees that covered its lands for lumber. The “Rollways” referred to a particularly important aspect of the logging near the Au Sable River. Banked by steep hills on either side in many areas of the 138-mile stretch, the river was a valuable tool in allowing recently logged trees to be rolled down the banks and into the water, floating them onwards to Lake Huron to be gathered or shipped to further destinations.

Decades later in 1933, as a part of the Works Progress Administration, the Civilian Conservation Corps was formed to provide jobs to unemployed and unwed men from the ages of 18 to 25. These men were assigned the task of restoring federal land throughout the country, including the area now known as the Huron-Manistee National Forest. This forest included “The Rollways” area and much of the Au Sable River. The CCC built bridges, formed campgrounds and re-planted the forests that had been wiped out by the logging boom. More trees were planted in Michigan during the operating time of the CCC—nearly 485 million—than in any other state.

Today, sprinkled throughout the Huron-Manistee National Forest are the Summer Home Groups, which were originally built for and by the CCC to house workers or to function as summer vacation homes operated by the Federal government. They now are privately owned cabins in clusters of “Home Groups.”

This particular group, H4, has around 12 cabins of varying amenities. The structures are in a loop on the south side of the Au Sable River and nestled amongst the trees planted by the CCC in “The Rollways” area of the forest. All cabins can only be used for six months out of the year—none of them are permanent residences. While the cabins are privately owned, the land they are on is still the National Forest and is therefore leased out by the Federal government to each cabin owner in 10 year increments. 

The structures and the forest itself stand as legacy and testament to the men of the CCC.

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EE Berger is a photographer Detroit bred and Brooklyn based. She seeks out emptiness, solitude and peaceful moments and was recently selected as one of Photoboite’s “30 Women Photographers Under 30” for 2013. You can find her on Tumblr at eeberger.tumblr.com, and find her website at eebergerphoto.com.