15 july 2013

Warrior Wednesday: U.S. Marines from 1st Reconnaissance Battalion (1st Recon Battalion) establish a firing position with an M240 machine gun during a company assault on range 800 aboard Camp Pendleton, California, July 15, 2013. 1st Recon Battalion prepared for an upcoming deployment with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit. 

(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Ismael E. Ortega, 1st Marine Division/Released)

Rules: answer these questions, and tag 20 followers that you would like to get to know better. tagged by @thetimetravelingdetective and @amagurith (Thank you both for tagging me!)

Name: Katie
Nickname: Ren
Zodiac sign: Cancer
Hogwarts house: Ravenclaw
Height: 5'3 I think?
Orientation: It’s a mystery.
Ethnicity: British.
Favourite Fruit: Strawberry
Favourite Season: Autumn. I love Winter but snow gets very old very fast.
Favourite Book Series: Oh man I love anything by Terry Pratchett.
Favourite Fictional Characters: Starscream, Knock Out, Bumblebee (that’s a given, since I RP them, haha). Basically every other Transformer ever. Rincewind and Death from Discworld, I also <3 Papyrus from Undertale. 
Favourite Flower: Tulips, I also like daisies. 
Favourite Scents: Coffee, Baking Bread, Most Incense, Chai Tea, Lemon!
Favourite Colour: I like purples and blues!
Favourite Animal: Ravens and crows! Or wolves. I’m so edgy, ahha. I also like cats. :3 
Favourite artist/band: Dream Theater always has a special place in my heart, but I don’t really have a favorite band. I listen to so much different stuff that I can’t really pick just one haha. 
Coffee, tea, or hot cocoa?: All three! 
Average sleep hours: Not enough, haha. 
Number of blankets I sleep with: There are three on the bed but I usually sleep under one or two with a fan pointed at me. 
Dream trip: I have no idea, haha. Visiting a museum, book store and then getting a burger or something sounds pretty great. There isn’t anywhere that I really want to visit. 
Last thing you googled: “What do baby cornsnakes eat” because my friend didn’t believe me when I said they eat mice and I started doubting everything I ever knew.
Blog Created: July 15 2013. On my birthday! 
How many blogs do I follow: 740 but a lot are inactive. I need to sort through them. 
Number of followers: On this blog I have 302. My other has 475 or thereabouts.
What do I usually post about: Transformers and a lot of random stuff that’s amusing to me. 
Do I get asks regularly: Not on this blog!  

Oh boy tagging 20 people, okay… Don’t have to do it if you don’t want, but I tag - @bobbyis @tinfoil-balloon @unstable-voidfiend @treasuregargoyle @destinyeclipsed @asxa00 @rhania @maniachaywire @tae-kwon-doit @notdavidbowie @3squirrels @satteredhunter @poiplemonsta @derogative @empty-knight @that-twenty-something @discipleofhethiss and uh.. ANYONE ELSE WHO WANTS TO DO THIS. 

Let’s talk Broadchurch timeline inconsistencies (not complaining just rambling)

One should NOT tempt me to talk about time-wimey stuff in Broadchurch - my feeble brain can’t resist to spill out all its crazy thoughts. @penfairy’s recent post and also @jalola298 post have prompted me to go down the rabbit hole… I apologize for a rambly and lengthy post.

Okay let’s talk Broadchurch timeline inconsistencies… First of all I wanna say that this is one of my pet peeves about the show and I have brooded for hours and hours over these inconsistencies while writing fic… and yes, I am insane and totally pedantic about it so bear with me… this contains spoilers…

1. Pippa’s and Daisy’s age

  • Pippa was murdered in the night from April 14th to 15th 2012 (that’s the date of the wedding the Gillespie’s went to); she is 12 years old at that time (so her year of birth is either early 2000 or late 1999). In May of 2014  - the time of the restaurant scene with Ricky - Pippa might have been 14.
  • Daisy’s age is stated as 15 years twice in the series – during dinner at the Miller’s and during the restaurant scene when Ricky shows up
  • The dinner happens much EARLIER in the series than most people think (including myself until I figured it out) – the Miller dinner is happening on the evening on Wed 7/24/13 – the reason why we know this is when Jocelyn interrogates Susan Wright she gives a date for the break in at the ECHO; therefore the dinner happens only 6 days into the investigations (this also matches the reconstruction happening the day after in Ep 5 “one week on Thursday”, exactly a week after Danny was murdered) (that also means that Ep 1- to beginning of Ep 5 spans only 8 days of the investigation)
  • The restaurant scene happens most likely end of May (Joe’s trial start 5/14/14).
  • Now the only way Daisy can be 15 years old in both July 2013 and May 2014 is if her birthday is in June. She would have just turned 15 in June 2013 and about to turn 16 in June 2014. That puts her birthdate sometime in June 1998. She would have been 13 in April of 2012.
  • So that makes the girls at best 1 year if not almost 2 years apart.
  • That doesn’t match Hardy’s statement they were the same age unless we are lenient and say that 12 and 13 are sort of close enough in age to say it’s the same.
  • If we didn’t have Daisy’s age as 15 in July 2013 things could work out better, but they are close enough in age I guess to justify Hardy’s statement of “same age”.

2. Beth’s Pregnancy

  • If Beth knew in mid-end July 2012 that she is pregnant, the earliest she could have conceived is mid-end June; more likely she conceived mid-end May, but let’s say it was mid-June 2012.
  • That puts her due date mid-end MARCH 2014. She gives birth in mid-end May.
  • CHIBNALL!!!!!!! What were you thinking?

4. Tom’s and Danny’s age

  • Danny is born in May 2002; that means Beth was pregnant in the later part of 2001
  • In the stand Ellie states that Tom is thirteen years old; that would put his birth year either early 2001 or possibly late 2000
  • A few moments later in the same scene, Ellie says her and Beth were in the same NCT group (that’s a birthing class for those who don’t know); if Tom is born early 2001 (anytime before May) Beth and Ellie could not have been feasibly pregnant at the same time
  • Again – CHIBNALL!!!!!! (he clearly needs some education about lengths of pregnancies)

3. Other inconsistencies

  • Claire states on the day of the plea statement that she has been in Broadchurch for 7 months; counting from July 2012 seven months down brings us to January, at best February of 2014.
  • There is NO way the plea hearing is happening in January or February – it’s a beautiful late spring, early summer day; also Beth is preparing for the birth of the baby which she probably wouldn’t much earlier than maybe 2-4 weeks prior to due date. So, that then takes us maybe to mid-end April.

4. General timeline considerations for each series and the overall story (and this is where it gets rambly under the cut)

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The first year of Mei Lun and Mei Huan

Born at 6:21 p.m. and 6:23 p.m. on the evening of July 15, 2013, Mei Lun and Mei Huan were the first giant pandas born in the U.S. in 2013 and are the only pair of surviving giant panda twins ever born in the U.S.

Two Years Ago Today

Zendaya arrived in New York and reunited with the fam on July 15, 2013. While she was there, she did press for Replay, including co-hosting The View with Sherri Shepherd, as well as attended Maks and Karina’s Broadway show, Forever Tango. This was also when she, Val, and Maks taped the DWM Jr. Video.

July 15, 2013 ll Birthday Date

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Braxton fixed his shirt up as he walked to the door of the girl he was taking out. He was still nervous as she just lived with her father and everyone knew dads of daughters weren’t someone you wanted to tick off. He was in a nice maroon button up shirt and nice pair of jeans with clean black shoes. This was his best outfit so he hoped it was good enough for Kelly. It was her 23rd birthday which was also the anniversary of when his grandpa got sick. So this was a touchy day and knowing she was born on the day he was sick made it all the more weird. He knocked on the door, his hair a bit messy he never knew how to do his hair. But at least his beard was freshly trimmed and looked nice.