Down-Below

Icarus Wasn’t the Only One With Hubris

A/N: warning for major character death. aka why i shouldn’t listen to sad songs

The story was never about the sun. The story was never about flying too high or too low. It was the story of freedom. The story of a moment of joy and a moment of grief. Of a father loosing his son to the ocean grave as they covered the body and carried it down below.  Of a father freeing the son in the first place. Freeing him to his ultimate destruction.

If the Golden Boy was Icarus, flying too close to the sun, reaching out with curious fingers on brilliant wings, then Ramsey was Daedalus. The one who created the Golden Boy, the one who took the wax and feathers in his hands and showed him how they melded together. Who led the flight, who gave warning but didn’t think to look back. Didn’t think to make sure he listened. Didn’t think of the doom he was leading them towards.

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When Anthony Planakis was going through the New York Police Academy, they told him to write his interests down on a little card.

“Beekeeping, of course I put that down,” says 54-year-old Planakis, who is a fourth generation beekeeper. “And the very first job, the sergeant comes right up to me and I just look up and go, ‘Hey, Sarge,’ and he goes, 'Bees?’ and I go, 'Yeah, where?’ 'Harlem.’ And I go, 'Cool.’ That was it, that was the first job I handled,” he says.

And that’s how he became the department’s unofficial beekeeper starting in 1995, earning him the nickname Tony Bees. Planakis has been handling hives for 40 years and keeps them in his backyard in Queens and on a property in Connecticut.

“Whenever I’m working a swarm, I hear nothing around me,” he says. “I mean you can have a jackhammer running down below and I wouldn’t even hear it. I’m in the perfect world now. Actually that’s the only time I feel safe. I’m never scared, never afraid. So, uh, I think it’s in my blood.”

Protect, Serve And Take Care Of The Bees

Photo: StoryCorps

So the special had an evident Alice in Wonderland Influence...

The Queens and a False Trial, Alice/Steven (and Lars) falling down below, The Twins, The “Late” Rabbit, The ‘red roses’ (eyes) of the scanning trackers 

And the Caterpillar

with his hookah

theory: sooooo, just saying, Fluorite speaks with such a rasping voice since she’s been hitting that sweet homeworld vape with her poly self, all day every day

nice

Transcript - the one and only

Text conversation between Sana & Jamilla. 

5/7 2015

Jamilla: I heard you are gonna go to Nissen?

Sana: Yeah! It will be nice but a little stressful too. No one I know will go to that school. But you go there. Good to know a third-grader.

Jamilla: I will watch out for you. <3 Just as I did at Urra.

Sana: Aw, thank you. <3 You were my angel in 8th grade. Hopefully I won’t end up in a class full of racists.

Jamilla: Inshalla.

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First time a friend is running dnd. A one shot game he put together

DM: (drawing a picture of the mountain fortress rising above the forest) Okay so here’s the forest here. The road comes out of the forest here and goes to the pyramid fortress here.

Player 1: That looks like a dick.

DM: What?

Player 2: Yeah, you just drew a three foot dick on my dry erase board.

DM: It’s not a dick!

Players 1 and 2: look at it!

DM: …Okay fine, you guys are down here below the balls.

Hi everyone. Now I’m not one to be serious but this really made me mad. On the never ever video, an army commented. The picture is down below. This is what starts fan wars. So what if GOT7 doesn’t have as many fans as BTS? It doesn’t matter. They still have fans. The KPOP community is a place where there should be equality and where you show love for all idols and groups. Not tear one down because you get cocky that your favorite won a bbma. Jesus. If you started a fan war between these 14 best friends, how would that make you guys feel? Huh? They love each other and consider each other family. Grow up guys, please? Let the iGOT7 believe okay? Thank you.

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pride month challenge
a marvel couple + a mlm couple + a palette of your choice

already won me over

The way Nursey tells the story is, “I got a new tattoo, and Dex thought it was so hot that he literally threw himself down a bunch of stairs to keep himself from confessing his undying love for me on the spot when he saw it.”

Dex can’t say he’d tell the story exactly like that, because he’d tell it in a way that preserves some of his dignity, but he can’t say Nursey’s lying, either.

It starts with Nursey’s tattoo.

Not, if Dex is being honest, the new tattoo–the first one, the one he’d caught sight of in the locker room before their first practice, when he’d glanced over and seen the brown ink circling over Nursey’s bicep and thought aw, fuck, mentally adding another check to the list of Stupid Gay Crush boxes that Nursey was hitting.

(Other boxes include: tall, broad shoulders, slim waist, smart, opinionated–even if Dex could tell after ten minutes with him that all his opinions were fucking stupid–great ass, long fingers–really he hit most of the fucking list. Fortunately, every time Nursey opens his mouth, he checks almost all of Dex’s Shit That Drives Me Crazy boxes, which is basically Dex’s saving grace.)

But what really fucks him over is the new tattoo.

The stylized tree curves over his side, the roots dipping down below the band of his jeans and the branches curling around his ribs. It’s a darker ink than the one on his bicep, a deep umber that stands out starkly against his sweat-sheened skin, and Dex, standing in the doorway of their new shared room with a box of books in his hands, stares.

Nursey, wiping sweat off his forehead with the shirt in his hands, catches sight of him. “Sup,” he says. He tosses the shirt onto the bottom bunk, which is covered in boxes. They’ve been moving in since the morning. “I’m fuckin’ dying, dude. When are you gonna work your handyman magic on the AC?”

Dex opens his mouth, and closes it, and opens it, and manages, “Tattoo?”

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Crawling Chaos - Part One - Void Stiles

Author: @mf-despair-queen

Characters: Void Stiles/Reader

Word Count: 3,496

Warnings: NSFW, 18+, Oral (Female receiving), Fingering, Riddles

Notes: My first Void smut? My first Void smut. Not sure how well this will really go tbh because I don’t think I’m good at portraying Void. But let me know for sure if you do like it. This idea has been in my mind for a few weeks now, and all because I was listening to one certain anime opening at work called Koi wa Chaos no Shimobenari. It kind of gave me the idea for what to do with this, even though it has NOTHING to do with the song. Also, side note, i did use Google Translate for one small thing in here. Don’t blame me if it is wrong.

Part 2  Part 3

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After how popular the first iteration of this flowchart got (thank you all so much for that, by the way, it’s really awesome that it helped so many people out), I was inspired to create a second volume, with even more species and resources than the first. Well, after a month or so of work, it’s finally here! Just in time for the 40th Anniversary of Star Wars: A New Hope, here’s “What Species To Choose For Your Star Wars OC: Volume 2″!

For this new version, I upped the ante with everything. I went from including 75 species to a whopping 150 (which is still only scratching the surface of the full list, I’m afraid), and I tried my best to include more species from “The Clone Wars”, “The Force Awakens”, and “Rogue One” as well. Not only that, but down below I’ve included more resources as well: in addition to each species’ Wookieepedia articles, I’ve provided (where available) videos of the species in action, informational videos, and name generators, all to give you as much info as possible for your OC. Furthermore, among some other minor formatting tweaks, I’ve also added the option to choose answers via dice rolls (thanks to  @empress-only-in-name for that idea), for anyone who would prefer a more random choice in species. Finally, I think it’s also worth mentioning that the wonderful @pomrania re-created the flowchart in a text-based format here, if you’d like to check that out.

Let me know what you all think of the new version! I tried my best to take into account everyone’s requests and suggestions, so hopefully it all worked out to your liking! Do let me know if there’s anything I can add or change, though; it will be a while before I make a Volume 3, if ever, but I’d be happy to tweak this version if it helps. Also, if you end up using this to make a character, please consider either tagging me or using #StarWarsOCFlowchart so I can see it; I don’t care about getting credit or anything, I just want to see what you guys come up with!

Links to resources are below. My original intention was to have them as part of this post, but since Tumblr apparently has a link limit for posts, I had to split them up. I hope this isn’t too much of an inconvenience!

Species A-ISpecies J-RSpecies S-Z

The camera obscura was an important scientific discovery back in ancient times. It helped us understand that light travels in straight lines, as eloquently demonstrated by 11th-century Arab scientist Alhazen. He discovered that a single ray of light beaming through a tent produced an inverted image of the scene outside.

You can recreate the revolutionary experiment yourself with a window, some cardboard, and a hole-poking device of your choice. We recommend a trident, as we always do.

Slap some cardboard slabs over the window and cover all other light sources, then jab a hole in the cardboard (you can make it smoother or rougher to adjust resolution):

Wait for your eyes to adjust and enjoy the free acid trip. Your room is now a rudimentary camera, generating an inverted image of the scary world outside. It’s reversed because the light beams reflecting from higher objects like trees or buildings travel down diagonally through the makeshift lens, and vice versa for objects down below.

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