'dry clean only

Melting With You

A numbered prompt drabble, requested by @shultzygirl,  @dumbdogsss @starbuck1013 @vickiweis44 @markwatneyandensemble and @medicaldoctordana

She’d left her shoes in the car, pulled his jacket over her head like a tarp, and clutched her bag to her chest, and on the count of three, they’d made a run for it — but even the twenty yards from the parking area to the bungalow porch was enough, very likely, to ruin the skirt of her suit.

Dammit — why do I ever bother to buy dry-clean only? She thinks, trying to finger-comb her damp, rain-blown hair back into place and wishing she’d followed the train of thought that had them still in the car, steaming up the windows, making streaky handprints on the glass as they …

He’s next to her, shaking out his soaked hair like the world’s largest puppy. He sees her irritated expression and smiles that smile — the placating one that somehow manages to hint at things he won’t say, for instance that he wouldn’t have minded the staying-in-the-car scenario either.

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fashionable taakos are good, but my personal favorite taakos are “theoretically stylish disaster” taakos. he buys all the most fashionable and expensive clothes that he sees but has no idea how to take care of them or put them together into actual outfits. 

Taako’s wearing a stained cashmere sweater with jorts, patterned leggings, mismatched socks, and 200$ sandals. everything gets washed with magic with no regard for what’s dry-clean only or what will shrink. he doesn’t notice shrinkage until it’s to the point where it doesn’t fit. also if he wears makeup he doesn’t seal it or remove it at night and it gets absolutely everywhere

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“What the fuck,” Liam murmurs.

The corner of Niall’s mouth quirks. Sadie, unable to help herself, lifts a finger to the edge of the water sphere. “What would happen if I poked it?”

“We’d both get wet,” Niall replies.

Harry grins. “Kinky.”

“Oh, for fuck’s sake,” Cameron sighs, smacking him upside the head.

“Hey!”

“Can you throw the water thing at Harry?” Sadie asks, with the curiosity and tone of someone conducting a scientific experiment. “And furthermore, will it explode on him?”

“Uh, I dunno.”

Harry stares at the sphere, a very concerned look on his face. “Please don’t try. This shirt is dry clean only.”

“Well, now you have to do it,” Sadie says. “Dragon Ball Z style. Go on.”

“Wouldn’t that other one be more appropriate? What’s it called?” Cameron says. “Avatar.

“With the blue guys?” Liam asks.

“No,” Cameron and Sadie reply in unison.

Without anyone noticing, Niall has already begun carefully siphoning the water back into the bottle. It disappears much quicker than it came out, and Niall is clasping his (dry) hands in his lap like he hasn’t just done something extraordinary.  

☽ MOON-STRUCK ☾

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anonymous asked:

do you get rashomon washed in the laundry or is he dry-clean only?

I͚̻̹͔̱̳̝̬̒ͯ̈́̀̐ ̝̯̒̉ͪ̾ͯ̽ͨw͍͇̹̖̺̬̅̿ͧ̏̿̄̈́͛a͕̤̘̥̞̠̍̍̄̃̑ͬs̘͚͍̣͎̯̻̻ͪ̀̈ͥͩͮh̩̅̔ ̝͕̩͇̭̟̦̗͓͛̈̇h̰͚͕̩̱̯̻̖̰̅ͬ͒i͚̞̱̲͚̳͙͒͊̓̓ͫ̓̓ͥm̹̠̮̰̬̥̻͛̈́ͨͮ̊̊̓̾ ̱̘̗͖̞͍̟̪ͮ͂͆̒̆̇i͍͍̱͙̽ͬ̿͛n͙͔̘̘ͩ̋ͥ̆͑̊ͭͥ̈́ ͉͎̟̹̇͊t͇̭͙̝̝̩͔̙̃͆͆ͥͣ̈ͅh̩̙͆̌̿ͬͣ̀ͤͨḛ̩͚̮̯̯̱͐́͂̉͐ ̜̲̦̿̈ͥ̔ͤͅb̪̙̾͑̄̅͒̽l̖̮̰̠̤͍̪̳ͬ͒͑͛̂ͫ̾o̭̘͚̥̺͎ͯͥ̍̈ͦͅõ̠͓̰ͭ͌̅̈́d̝̠͔͐̆̓ͅ ͚̭͙̞̖̼̜̬ͯ̅ͩo̘̼͖̲̟ͣ͑̔̌ͅf̲̠̮̖̈́̿ͅͅ ͎̘͍̭̋͗͋ͤ͆ͩ͆̽̉m̰̤̯͖͙̫̘̔̏͂͑y͍̹͇͍̮̝̔́ͧ͑̿ ̟͉͔̗̩̪̟͉͙̽ě̝̩͍̠ͫ̔̂̒ͣͭn̠̭̠̬͉͕̞̜̔̐̓̿͊̚ͅe͕̍̐̿͊ͦ̿ͪ̉m͉͔̃ͫ̒̒ͭ̃ͯi̙̥̽̏̐̄̍ͯ̊̀e͍̖̯̽̈́̉̔̓̆͒͛ṡ̙͑̇̀̚.͙̳̦͎̤ͥ͛͂ͩ ̦̗̯̔̃͂͑̐

I see keep-out signs more as suggestions than actually orders; like dry-clean only.
—  Basically any demigod ever probably
Warning labels for mbti types

INFP: Handle With Care.

INTP: May Contain Nuts.

ENFP: Caution: Radioactive.

ENTP: Some Assembly Required.

ISFJ: Part of a Nutritious Breakfast.

ISTJ: This Side Up.

ESFJ: No Returns Accepted.

ESTJ: Good Source of Protein.

INFJ: Ages 80 And Up.

INTJ: Side-Effects Include Death.

ENFJ: Artificially Flavored.

ENTJ: Beware of Dog.

ISFP: Dry-Clean Only.

ISTP: Made From Concentrate.

ESFP: 100% Juice. 

ESTP: Don’t Try This at Home.

DRY CLEANING

Ordinary washing damage the fabric, makes the color dull and takes away the shine. As the polar group in water may interact with the polar group of fabric and swell or stretch the protein within fibre, which results in changed fiber shape. Therefore, some clothes are recommended to dry clean only with different reagents.

The chemicals used most for the dry cleaning purpose is petroleum ether (a mixture of hydrocarbons) or perchloroethylene (perc or PEC).

MECHANISM

Since the grease, dirt or stains on our clothes as well as the solvents used are non-polar in nature, so these solvents can easily dissolve the grease in it (LIKE DISSOLVES LIKE) and help in removing the grease.

Here the question arises: Which one is potentially more useful??

PERC:

§  Since the companies needs the solvent which they can use again and again.      Perc is a good choice as it is volatile (it evaporates on its own) and can be        collected in some containers for multiple use.

§  Also, it is denser than water. So if the two are mixed while process, they can     easily be separated.

§  They are also non-flammable (upto 500 C, so they will not catch fire.

§  But they are harmful for humans. The level below 5ppb is considered safer.

PET ETHER:

§  While on the other hand, pet ether is flammable, it can easily catch fire.

§  But is less harmful than perc.

*We should stay away from such chemicals and use them as little as possible, because ultimately they are going to harm us.

ugh

so i was watching an episode of girl code and they were talking about clothes and it was all pretty light hearted and relatable (and they were talking about how you can get away with washing some “dry clean only clothes” if you’re on a budget) and all the sudden this dude was there and he was like “ladies take care of your clothes, you spent a lot of money on them, you should take care of them” and i was like “yeah ok fair point” but then he kept talking, and he said “because someday you’re going to be taking care of my clothes” and i swear i heard a record scratch in my brain

how bout you be a goddamn adult and take care of your own fucking clothes instead of assuming your girlfriend will do it for you, my guy