partners*

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The 100 + Drift Compatible. The process of Drifting is a type of Mind Meld that requires the pilots to share memories, instinct and emotions. Drifting allows them to act as one and control the very movement of the Jaeger itself, one pilot controlling the “right hemisphere”, the other the “left hemisphere”. Whether two pilots are “Drift Compatible” with one another, depends largely on their personal connection and their ability to work in sync with each other. Drift compatibility is potential that exists between two people, however, it is not predetermined by the relationship (or lack thereof) of the compatible persons. Trust is an implicit part in creating a strong bond between a potential partner. Familiarity with a partner makes fostering trust easier where it may be more difficult between strangers. Without trust, the Neural Handshake cannot succeed.

EXO react to kinks *NSFW*

Why thank you! We try our best! :)
A/N: If you’re curious about any of the kinks mentioned in this and are more comfortable asking one of us than looking it up online, feel free - though I admit that Admin A knows much more about most of this than I do.

Also… this kind of just turned into a long string of kink frustrations… (not that they actually have these kinks…)

PSA: Whenever you want to try a new kink with your partner, you must get consent first and make sure that both you and your partner know and respect your soft/hard limits and safe word.


Xiumin: Seeing red jute rope knotted and criss-crossing in elaborate designs over your skin, he’d  stand back to admire the shibari artwork presented before him. “Jagi… you look so amazing like this, it almost makes me want to just sit back and watch you squirm.”

Luhan: With a blindfold over your eyes, Luhan would slowly guide an ice cube down your neck and across your chest and stomach, snickering as you shiver and whine out when he blows cool air down the wet path. “So sensitive, baobei…”

Kris: Teasing you in public, he’d love watching you try to hold in every moan, smirk widening when you sink your nails into his arm. He’d still manage to keep up a conversation with his colleague. “Of course, I was thrilled to get the part in Fading Wave, but I’ll never forget Somewhere Only We Know.”

Suho: “Daddy’s disappointed in you, baby. If you’d told me sooner, then I wouldn’t have to punish you now.” He’d pat his lap to get you to bend over so he can spank you. “You tell Daddy when there’s something you want to do in the future.”

Lay: When he has your back pressed up against the large glass window of your apartment, fingers slick as he finger fucks you he’d whisper in your ear. “Now the whole world can see how incredible you look when you’re about to come.”

Baekhyun: His riding crop snaps hard enough against your thigh to produce a resounding smack. “I said on your knees, jagi - don’t fall down.” The leather crop falls on your core this time, jolting you forward, the gag in your mouth clenched between your teeth.

Chen: He’d snicker watching you walk around in your French maid costume, slapping your ass as you walk past. “I believe I asked for a little more than orange juice - why don’t you get started on that massage now?” He’d leave one hand on your thigh lightly stroking under your garter.

Chanyeol: With his long fingers wrapped around your throat, your eyes would go wide as he puts more pressure on your windpipe, careful not to actually harm you, but blocking off your air as you near orgasm. “God, you feel great - so much tighter when you can’t breathe.” He’d laugh to himself.

DO: “Did I say that you could take off your collar when we’re out? You’re mine.” As a Dom, Kyungsoo would be strict, making you kneel on the floor as he teases you to a near release before pulling away and letting you regret disobeying him.

Tao: He’d smirk watching you tug at the leather bonds keeping you spread-eagle on the bed, shrieking at the vibrator set to the highest mode. He’d sit back watching the show. “Don’t tell me you’re already tired when we’ve only just started.”

Kai: The difference in temperature between the hot fudge and the whipped cream made you shiver before he was licking them up together with his tongue, savoring your moans as much as the sweets. “This is my new favorite snack.”

Sehun: Stopping you before he comes in your mouth, he pulls out enough to let cum drip down your face, smirking. “My sweet whore.” He’d wipe some off your face, motioning for you to lick his finger clean. “Clean yourself up.”

- Admin J

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), if ratified by the United States, is predicted by some to bring about widespread economic opportunity for the American worker. The Obama administration claims the TPP is expected to boost U.S. economic growth by creating new Americans jobs for small business and major corporations alike. The administration also believes Made-in-America exports will increase, labor rights will be expanded and strong environmental protections will be promoted among trade partners.


Sounds really good, right?


Yet the last time such a large scale trade agreement was ratified, hundreds of thousands of Americans lost their jobs, weak environmental standards were continued by a partner country, and multinational corporations were given substantial legal protections at the expense of the average worker and consumer. The trade deal fallout I’m describing are the result of NAFTA — which promised many of the same benefits of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Those in Congress who voted for NAFTA can perhaps claim ignorance since no trade agreement of that scale was ever attempted prior to its ratification. No such claim can be made by the Obama administration or Congress this time.


It seems the TPP trade agreement is so good the Obama administration wants to fast-track it through Congress. Fast-tracking the TPP through Congress does an injustice to both the general welfare of the United States and the common good found at the heart of Catholic social justice. Simply put, if the TPP is good for the American people it should be able to stand scrutiny in front of Congress.

What would fast-tracking the TPP entail? Essentially, it would give full authority to the president to negotiate the trade agreement while Congress can only approve or disapprove the final deal. Such authority would strip Congress’s ability to amend or filibuster what the president sends them to vote on.


Secrecy surrounding the TPP trade negotiations and the living history of NAFTA has left many Americans doubtful about the benefits of such a trade agreement.


During a 2008 Democratic primary debate, then-Senator Obama said, “… it is absolutely true that NAFTA was a mistake." Yet early in Obama’s presidency, he reversed a campaign promise to renegotiate NAFTA because of global economic instability. Perhaps now that the economy is on better footing, the president should worry less about fast-tracking the TPP and more on fixing existing trade agreements. The NAFTA trade agreement is between three nations. The TPP involves four times as many nations. One can only hope and pray the problems NAFTA is facing won’t be four times worse if the TPP is fast-tracked and ratified.


As the president draws closer to requesting fast-track authority, centrist think tanks such as Third Way are trying to distance the TPP from NAFTA by comparing the TPP to ‘more successful’ trade deals since 2000. Third Way even admits NAFTA hurt some blue collar workers. Third Way and other proponents of the TPP claim they’ve learned from past free-trade mistakes. I find that very hard to believe.


It’s difficult to believe because good intentions and assurances don’t guarantee good results. As Pope Francis wrote in Evangelii Gaudium, “Each meaningful economic decision made in one part of the world has repercussions everywhere else; consequently, no government can act without regard for shared responsibility.” The repercussions of such a massive trade deal calls for an inclusive and transparent debate between the president and Congress.


If the president is confident the TPP trade agreement is in the best interest of the United States, then he should have no concern about letting Congress propose amendments that can be shared with partner nations during negotiations. I understand that in any kind of negotiation there must be compromises. Yet as far as I can see, the American people don’t have a seat at the table during discussions. The closest thing to representation is Congress — which through fast-tracking is poised to surrender its voice to the president.


There are too many controversial provisions of the TPP left unresolved for to it be fast-tracked through Congress. With the history of NAFTA as our guide, it should be abundantly clear to the American people and Congress the president and his administration have a lot more work to do until the TPP can be seriously considered for ratification, let alone fast track.

The TPP needs to be stopped— pronto! 

H/T: Stephen Seufert at Huffington Post Blog