Girl with ice cream at first day of school, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan by Eric Lafforgue on Flickr.

For the first day of school, kids and parents go in the parks to take some souvenirs pictures. So all the kids wear their brand new clothes and uniforms and are very proud.

© Eric Lafforgue

@captainneverremember keeping warm in the new @flannelmenswear #vendetta #cord #burnt #orange #jacket, #charcoal #essential #shirt, @nudiejeans #tapeted #organic #blue #esmeralds and @redwingheritage #3147 #workchukka.

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Jean/Armin Fanfic Recommendation List

A Feeling Of Hope by sexontoasties
There’s a lot of things Armin doesn’t know, really, but the one thing he does know, is that he’s absolutely hopeless. 2174

Another Conversation by beforethequeen M
Jean and Armin spend so much time talking to each other that the weight of their words starts to change. 4047

Antiseptic by Drosselmeyer’s Ancestor
Armin can’t help but notice Jean. 1011

Auf Ihrem Weg Zum Horizont by sassanids M
Jean Kirschstein, Armin Arlert, and the Berlin Wall. 3147

Between Breaths (An XY Perspective) by CuddleFuddle M
Armin has self esteem issues, Jean is a smooth motherfucker. 1644

Daily Grind by murphym
It’s an ordinary day for Jean, until he walks into Starbucks and falls in love with the blond barista. 2040

Foundations by towine
“The Notebook again?” Or, the daily lives of Armin and Jean who, against all odds, manage to make it all work out. 892

Get To Know Me by Kozmotittspitchiner M
Armin twists his ankle during training and jean is told to take him back to the dorms and help bandage his ankle up and stuff happens. 3859

Half Measures by ForNought
Armin isn’t a jealous person at all, except for how he is secretly super-jealous of anybody and everybody Jean talks too. He becomes stupid and annoyed with everything but is somehow rewarded for that. 2943

Heart Beats by Blue_Thallium
“Do you like yourself?” Jean thought for a moment. “Sure, what’s not to like?” “We could probably have Eren draw up a list.” 11426

In High Gear by Ai Enmaxjigoku shoujo M
Armin has been spending way too much time studying and not enough time with Jean, or at least the brunet seems to think so. Something needs to be done, and soon. 3036

In The Morning Light by porcelainanimals
People say Armin’s the one who thinks too much, the one who over analyzes and worries, but in actuality, it’s Jean. 800

Just A Foot Away (Only A Few Steps To You) by porcelainanimals
When he sees that frail body lying in a hospital bed and reluctantly signs the organ release forms, he doesn’t expect to fall in love. 4836

Let’s Do It Already by Ai Enmaxjigoku shoujo
Recently, every time they have gotten anywhere close to intimate, Jean has gotten too flustered and runs away despite wanting to take his relationship with Armin to the next level; afraid of pressuring Armin into something he doesn’t want. Armin shows him he wants it too. 2622

Movie Night by CaptainArlert M
Jean and Armin watch a scary movie and Jean gets scared so Armin comforts him with sex. 1734

Of Frills And Ribbons by Ai Enmaxjigoku shoujo M
Thanks to Eren, Jean finds himself with the tedious task of cleaning out one of the storage sheds and just when things look like they can’t get any worse, he finds a maid dress of all things and thinks it would be cute if one of his fellow trainees wore it. Who would have thought Armin could pull it off so well. 9157

Reward by corbaccio M
Jean figures they need a break from all their hard work, but Armin is a little more reluctant. 2940

Something Of An Accident by porcelainanimals
Maybe he’s lonely. Maybe he’s bored. Or maybe he’s just hopelessly, head over heels in love with Jean Kirstein. 6226

Surviving With You by Edward Marks M
The trainees must go through a three week long survival training before the can move forward with the rest of the program. To ensure that they will last through the three weeks in the wilderness, they are partnered up with another trainee to rely on and to work as a team. Armin must now rely on Jean to get him through the three weeks but will they find more then training? 14913

Temporary Bliss by The Orgasmic Uke M
It was an accident really. How we started… But we couldn’t stop. I couldn’t take it anymore. He was heartless. Completely heartless. But who would have thought, Armin was thinking the exact same things about me? 6506

The Blanket Scenario by Ai Enmaxjigoku shoujo M
It was cold and wet and it was damn cliche, but that wasn’t stopping Jean from curling up with Armin to stay warm. 6205

Two Hundred Miles by Blue_Thallium M
Dear Jean, Despite my previous misgivings about being too intimate within our letters, I have to admit, you’re not the only one feeling the effects of our lack of physical contact over the last few months. 4134

Who Am I To Leave You Out In The Cold by Congragulation
Armin Arlert was an A student. He was a logician, a thinker, the guy with a plan. Armin Arlert was decidedly not the type of student who risked his enormous scholarship by going to parties and getting drunk and going home with someone he just met. This fact, however, did not seem to prevent all of these things from happening. 4365

Winter’s Warmth by koumeiren M
Armin’s cold. Jean can fix that. 1677

Words, Words, Words by CuddleFuddle M
The first time Jean undresses Armin (slowly, tenderly, like he’s afraid Armin will shatter beneath his hands), he understands why Armin wears long sleeves. 1186

*you can also find it here on my blog

DAY 3147

Jalsa, Mumbai                Nov 9/10,  2016                 Wed/Thu  12:48 am  

There are the prayers that go up .. there are the times we spend on the boiling sands of the beach off Juhu .. there are the social messages in Gujarati along with the wife .. and there are family discussions and talks on Trump and trumped !!

Language challenged throughout the day ..

Marathi in the sun and Gujarati in the Hotel room .. aarti in the sun and society in the roomed Hotel just next to the film shooting .. the linguistic preambles and the limitless effort that must be made to understand the correct value of the spoken, is a master class in itself ..

It is fascinating how languages develop, what their reason is and for what motive .. why a particular word for a particular version of the language varies or at most times finds similarity .. the study of language would be so special .. unfortunately time and time caused time, is really one that keeps us away from it all .. 

BUT time shall be found, it shall be rehearsed and presented in order to get to the very essence of the script .. its particular alphabets and construct .. and finally its presentation … what a wonderful journey it would be .. it just needs that incentive start and then …. baaddumbaa .. we are on .. !!

Meanwhile back in the farm one prepares for the KIFF yearly presents in the city of joy, and then back to the grind of work and more speeches .. this time for some LitFests that threaten to invite me on topics that travel swiftly away and over my head .. it is strange how one gets pulled into all this event management techniques .. they are events of course .. but for some other cause .. 

Ah well such is life ..

So there is preparation for other events too .. the Global Citizen night, the Students from Harvard evening, the tv media interviews on film with other round tabled discussions .. and then there is the POTUS .. !!

It is essential to be kept in the strokes that measure being busy and occupied .. they are the true detractions for the time of day and night .. they live so we can .. and that is how one wishes it to be …


Amitabh Bachchan 

Title: On thin ice

Relationship: Kaneki/Hide

Rating: General 

Word Count: 3147

Warnings: None. Hide is being really lame though.

Description:  Hide is a slow learner. Luckily, Kaneki is there to help.

Beta’d by the wonderful hidebot  

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"Rogue One - A Star Wars Story", featurette in esclusiva

Ci siamo quasi. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story arriva nelle sale cinematografiche il 15 dicembre. Il film racconta la storia di un improbabile gruppo di eroi che, in un periodo di conflitto, decidono di intraprendere una missione per sottrarre i piani della più potente arma di distruzione di massa mai ideata dell’Impero, la Morte Nera.

La protagonista Jyn Erso è interpretata dalla candidata all’Oscar Felicity Jones. La giovane donna si lascia guidare dall’impulsività e presta la sua abilità all’Alleanza Ribelle, imbarcandosi in una missione disperata. Rogue One è ambientato prima degli eventi narrati in Star Wars Episodio IV: Una Nuova Speranza e si discosta dai film della saga, senza rinnegare ovviamente l’universo di Star Wars.

La locandina del film

Cast stellare per la pellicola che include Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn (già visto sul piccolo schermo con Bloodline), Donnie Yen (Balde II), Jiang Ben (Let the Bullets Fly, Devils on the Doorstep), il premio Oscar Forest Whitaker (The Butler – Un Maggiordomo alla Casa Bianca, L’Ultimo Re di Scozia), Mads Mikkelsen (Il Sospetto, Casino Royale), Alan Tudyk (L’Ultima Parola – La Vera Storia di Dalton Trumbo, la serie Tv Con Man), la cui performance in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story si avvale della tecnica di performance-capture, e Riz Ahmed (Lo Sciacallo – Nightcrawler, Four Lions). Diretto da Gareth Edwards, prodotto da Kathleen Kennedy, co-prodotto da Allison Shearmur (Hunger Gams: La Ragazza di Fuoco, Cenerentola) e Jason McGatlin (La Guerra dei Mondi), il film vede John Knoll e Simon Emanuel (Il Cavaliere Oscuro – Il Ritorno, Fast & Furious 6) nel ruolo di produttori esecutivi.

“George Lucas voleva che la saga proseguisse”, racconta la produttrice Kathleen Kennedy, “ma secondo lui sarebbe stato interessante raccontare anche altre storie ambientate in questo universo e realizzare dei film che fossero slegati dalla storia di Luke Skywalker”. E’ nata così l’idea di realizzare un film che fosse nuovo rispetto alla saga ma che permettesse di esplorarne la galassia con tecniche narrative diverse.

Cassian, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
AT&T CEO says you'll eventually spend over half your waking life watching video

(ATAT&T CEO Randall Stephenson is quite optimistic about video, and thinks you’ll be watching it nine hours a day, eventually.

There are only 24 hours in a day, so if Stephenson is correct, that means people will spend about 38% of their lives — including sleep — watching video. If you get eight hours of sleep, that’s over half your waking life.

“We are going to be living in a world where video is pervasively in front of you," Stephenson said at Business Insider’s Ignition conference Tuesday. 

Stephenson said that as companies like AT&T roll out 5G network capability, and supercharge how much data you can consume on the go, that will enable things like virtual reality and self-driving cars to flourish. And it will continue the explosion in video usage.

”Think about the world of autonomous cars,“ Stephenson said. What are you doing when you’re in the car? “Ain’t nobody driving,” he laughed.

Today the average person consumes five hours of video a day. “That seems amazing to me," Stephenson said. But he said in 10-15 years, AT&T thinks people will watch nine hours per day.

And AT&T is betting accordingly.

Last week, AT&T rolled out an internet TV package called DirecTV Now, which it thinks will make it a real competitor to cable TV eventually. The company also will buy Time Warner for about $85 billion, pending regulatory approval. Stephenson said he hopes to use Time Warner to bridge the gap between premium TV and mobile.

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Ski hills open after big snow dump this week

Skiiers and snowboarders rejoice. The season is here.

A major dump of snow this week means many of Metro Vancouver’s ski slopes are opening up for the winter.

Whistler-Blackcomb opened its season on Wednesday after 25 centimetres of snow fell overnight. Up to 80 centimetres of snow is expected by Sunday.

Cypress Mountain opened Friday, with 40 per cent off lift tickets.

Its slopes received more than 100 centimetres of snow in the past week and another 20 centimetres, 24 hours before opening day.

Meanwhile, Grouse Mountain planned to welcome skiers and snowboarders on Saturday — after more than 40 centimetres of snow fell over the last seven days.

“I’d say this is within sort of a normal time for us to be starting the season,” said Grouse Mountain communications manager Julia Grant. “Usually latter half of November into early December.”

Last year’s success

In early November, Environment Canada had expressed some concern over whether ski slopes would open on time because of record-breaking warmth in some parts of the province.

Ski resorts had seen an early start in 2015 and many had experienced a banner year. Operators were hoping to mimic last year’s success and a late start may have caused a major setback.

Grouse Mountain opened last year on November 20. Grant says she’s excited to get the season going, even though it didn’t start as early as last year.

“It’s opening up in a normal sort of date range for us, so I think we’re just confident in the season ahead and getting everything going here,” said Grant.

Grant adds that even though Grouse Mounain is for sale, it shouldn’t impact the day-to-day experience for skiers and snowboarders this season.