Driving-Experience

falconwithamossberg  asked:

Worst shooting/driving incident?

If we’re talking range stuff, I’ve seen multiple people shoot themselves during drawing or reholstering. Worst being a guy that was carrying appendix shot himself & the bullet zipped through his groin, thigh & knee. The guy was very lucky (or possibly unlucky) to have survived.

One of the worst “driving” experiences was being a passenger in a former acquaintance’s car, some chick at a stop light called him an asshole, then he got out of his car, ran over to her & dragged her out of her car, proceeded to beat her half to death, while I was trying to get out & stop him (goddamn child locks). When I pulled him off, he attempted to pull out a knife or something, he got to see my new at the time USP, he zoomed back to his car & drove the hell off. Leaving me stranded with a woman he just battered on the street. The woman ended up being “fine,” and he was eventually arrested. Apparently, the guy eventually ended up fucking with the wrong person & was killed, some time later.

Sometimes I think about the future of self driving cars and how everyone I talk to about that future is like “okay but in an emergency we’ll be able to take back manual control, right?” and I usually placate them by saying, yeah, that’s totally how it’ll happen, but actually we’re already seeing the opposite. Cars with “self driving” features like steering and breaking that kick in and take control from the driver if the driver is about to rear end someone or is in a dangerous situation because the truth is computers can think faster and have better reflexes than us and I think about this going into the future and how if the self-driving cars are able to share their data with each other and learn from the driving experiences of every car on the road soon we’ll have cars that are so massively experienced at driving and avoiding accidents and making microsecond decisions and partial degree turns of the wheels and being so damn precise that automobile accidents will be almost unheard of and that’s when we’ll develop the most wasteful hilarious extreme sport in history where a single human driver will go up against an arena of ultra smart self driving cars and just by driving around recklessly try to coral them into crashing into each other and I tell you I would watch that sport all day.

Why We Need Stories about Dark Things

One of the things I get tired of from time to time is the perspective that if something shows evil behavior then that means the story, song, game, whatever, is inherently bad. But there is a difference between illustrating evil behavior and promoting it.

Not all appearances of bad behavior invite bad behavior.

While one purpose of storytelling is to entertain, another purpose is to teach or educate–a purpose that in today’s world, most people seem to have forgotten.

A long time ago, there used to be all sorts of horrific stories told. Open Grimms’ fairy tales, and you’ll see that Cinderella really isn’t that Disney-friendly. But often some of those older stories were meant to teach a lesson or scare children into behaving (that latter point is one I personally don’t condone). Horrific things happen in the Bible (and the Book of Mormon). We can often learn from these accounts, but some of them are simply a record of what happened (if you believe in that), whether you like the content or not. It is what it is. Conspiring incest, rape, slaughter, and even cannibalism can be found in scripture stories. In today’s world, most people have been conditioned to believe that stories are only meant to entertain. Or entertain and uplift.

Those two things are valid. But what I get tired of, though, is the perspective that all stories should be full of puppies and rainbows (yeah, that’s an exaggeration, but you know what I mean), and that’s what we should be writing, and if a story is dark, it’s “bad” or lesser or … something.

The World Needs Stories about Dark Things

It’s important we write about what I call “the big and heavies”–rape, addiction, suicide, massacre, societal brainwashing, etc. And when I say “we,” I don’t mean specifically that you or I HAVE to; I mean “we” as in us, writers and creatives everywhere. The world needs creatives who delve into the big and heavies, and here’s why:

1. Stories provide a safe means to explore and discuss dark things

The big and heavies are vital to discuss for a healthy society. We shouldn’t be turning a blind eye to dark deeds. We should be turning the right eye to them. Literature offers a safe way to explore and discuss these issues. It offers some distance (because it’s usually a work of fiction) while simultaneously having the ability to offer closeness–empathy.

Also, fiction provides a type of lens to view these behaviors through. Speculative fiction might have a more exaggerated or symbolic lens, such as the fashion industry of Panem in The Hunger Games, or the discussion of pure bloods in Harry Potter. A lens lets us view the issues in a way that may emphasize certain points or give us a new perspective on them, and again, the distance can provide a bit of a “safe” buffer for readers. We aren’t talking about racism; we’re talking about magical blood–and we can have a whole discussion on it that correlates with issues seen in racism, and no one needs to feel uncomfortable because this is about wizarding blood. Even realistic fiction provides a perspective, though less exaggerated, to see these issues through.

2. Powerful, emotional ramification drives home a point or idea or lesson.

Unlike reading text books or the news, fiction writing often works off making the audience feel something. It appeals to emotional experience, even more than intellectual experience. It is one of the only mediums where we can put on the skin and thoughts of another person.

In parts of society, we try hard to divorce intellect and emotion, but powerful emotional experiences are often what cement ideas and lessons into our minds. Back in the day, fathers used to take their children out to their property line and beat them so that the child would never forget where the property line was. We’ve seen similar conditioning with training wild animals. Both are crude examples, of course, but the emotional experience drove home the lesson. While negative emotions are powerful, this same thing can happen with strong positive emotions. We remember powerful feelings of happiness and of love, and if there are any lessons or insights associated with those, we recall those too.

In fiction, emotional experiences can drive home powerful lessons. And they stick with the audience.

Strong emotional experiences in fiction amplify the conceptual ramifications of dark deeds, and cements into the reader the weight of such behavior, in a way that pure intellect cannot. Once we “experience” an issue, we care more about it. Fiction is a vehicle that allows us to develop and fine-tune our empathetic skills, so we can better understand and relate to those who’ve dealt with such issues.

3. Explore, cognitively, the causes, consequences, and facets of the big and heavies

In the real world, we live our own lives in our own perspectives, and that’s it. In literature, you can include several perspectives of those involved with an issue. You can often see the issue’s causes, consequences, and facets to a degree you may not in your own life. You can see far-reaching effects in a matter of hundreds of pages, rather than decades or hundreds of years. This opens up new ideas, new perspectives on the topic, which leads to more discussion.

4. To provide hope and uplift, in spite of darkness. To overcome.

I sometimes see this weird idea that an uplifting story needs to not cross some invisible line too far into the dark. In some ways, that couldn’t be further from the truth. As a Harry Potter fan, I’ve had friends come up to me and talk about how they’re disappointed that the stories got darker and darker. Maybe I’m weird (okay, there’s no “maybe” about it), but I like that. I like stories getting dark. I like when they get darker and darker. I like my evil, evil. I want the Voldemort who tries to possess Harry to get Dumbledore to kill him. I want the Voldemort who tortured animals as a small child and who murdered others to split his soul into seven pieces. The world is often an evil place. And how much more powerful is it to overcome the bowels of the most wicked, than it is to overcome a guy who shoplifted? I like my evil, evil. Not because I want to be part of the dark, but because I like seeing people overcome it.

A story that includes dark materials can be just as uplifting, if not more uplifting (because of the contrast) than a story that doesn’t. The idea that a story can’t be dark and inspiring is just unfounded.

Every Christmas season, I become a fan of The Trans-Siberian Orchestra all over again. If you’ve never heard of them, you may still recognize some of their most iconic Christmas songs, some of which have gone viral on synchronized Christmas light videos.

What many people might not realize is that each of their Christmas albums actual tells, and comes with, a written story. If you see the Trans-Siberian Orchestra live, they will read the story to you bits at a time, interspersed with music. But not all their stories are about happy sleigh rides, warm fires, Christmas hams, and decorated trees. There are parents who abandoned their disabled children, babies born addicted to crack, love that has been lost. But the stories and albums are uplifting, not because the creators avoided dark subject matter, but because they illustrated the power of overcoming–overcoming difficult times and personal mistakes. It’s hard to make it through one of their performances with a dry eye through the whole thing.

5. To render reality–others’ reality or your own

But some stories aren’t necessarily meant to be about overcoming the dark or inspiring an audience. Some stories are just about reality. Human nature. The natural man. Experiences that people actually go through. Some stories are simply meant to render, often for reasons 1-3. It’s a statement. It’s meant to create social awareness, empathy. Maybe it’s meant to start a discussion. Those stories need to exist too.

Closing Thoughts

Keep in mind that many audiences only see stories strictly as mediums for entertainment and, on a subconscious level, a reinforcement of a positive, maybe even sugary, feelings and ideas. Those audiences may (on a subconscious level) refuse anything that is otherwise, and consider any mention of the dark and heavies as something that shouldn’t be there. That is their right.

And in some cases, they are correct. Some stories do not need and should not have dark content. It doesn’t serve the purpose of the story, it messes up the tone of the story, and it can ruin what was already working. You wouldn’t, for example, put in a serious plot line in The Office about Pam being legitimately raped. It doesn’t fit.

And with all that said, you shouldn’t feel forced to write content you feel very uncomfortable writing. Your work should reflect the writerly you.

Next week, I’ll talk about how to write about dark things without promoting them.

You’ve probably heard a lot about our future filled with self-driving cars. In fact, they are already cruising the streets today. And while these cars will ultimately be safer and cleaner than their manual counterparts, they can’t completely avoid accidents altogether. How should the car be programmed if it encounters an unavoidable accident? In our TED-Ed Lesson, The ethical dilemma of self-driving cars, Patrick Lin navigates the murky ethics of self-driving cars.

Here’s an example for you to think about:

Let’s say there’s a motorcyclist wearing a helmet to your left and another one without a helmet to your right. Which one should your robot car crash into?

If you say the biker with the helmet because she’s more likely to survive, then aren’t you penalizing the responsible motorist? If, instead, you save the biker without the helmet because he’s acting irresponsibly, then you’ve gone way beyond the initial design principle about minimizing harm, and the robot car is now meting out street justice. 

The ethical considerations get more complicated here. In both of our scenarios, the underlying design is functioning as a targeting algorithm of sorts.2:44In other words, it’s systematically favoring or discriminating against a certain type of object to crash into. And the owners of the target vehicles will suffer the negative consequences of this algorithm through no fault of their own. 

Could it be the case that a random decision is still better than a predetermined one designed to minimize harm? And who should be making all of these decisions anyhow? Programmers? Companies? Governments? Reality may not play out exactly like our thought experiments, but that’s not the point. They’re designed to isolate and stress test our intuitions on ethics, just like science experiments do for the physical world. Spotting these moral hairpin turns now will help us maneuver the unfamiliar road of technology ethics, and allow us to cruise confidently and conscientiously into our brave new future. 

Check out the lesson here for more ethical quandaries to ponder.

Lesson by Patrick Lin

Animation by the ever-incredible Yukai Du

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Okay, another prompt is here! Sorry for not updating sooner, it’s a long fic once again lol! It is sad, angsty (I was listening to a lot of Placebo while writing so yeah) and it turns hot and heavy close to the end but then some fluff concludes it; basically it has it all! :P
Warning for mentions of violence, mild language and sexual themes. I hope you like it darlings and you don’t mind that I combined your awesome prompt ideas! Thank you so much for requesting! And to the rest of you, enjoy! <3

A small summary to tie the three prompts together: After an abrupt break up, Betty is left broken and confused by Jughead’s sudden behavior. Once finding out that he had joined the infamous gang of their small town, the Southside Serpents, Betty sets her mind to sneak into their lair with the only way she knows best. Along with the help of a sudden ally that she comes across on the way, they vow to save Jughead’s soul at all costs. 

(The long dialog in italics is a flashback)


Stars hide your fires;

Let not light see my black and deep desires.

The eye wink at the hand, yet let that be

Which the eye fears, when it is done, to see…

The black velvet of yet another eerie night had spread over the small town of Riverdale, the otherwise picturesque scenery of the alight sky now fearful and pitch black, an ominous sign and a bloodcurdling setting. It coordinated with her jet leather attire, her raven hair and the ghastly temperament that oozed from the cold-blooded sound of heels against dirty and wet asphalt. “Stars hide your fires; Let not light see my black and deep desires…” Every click of stiletto punctuated each word her mind whispered on a loop to the depths of her subconscious, green eyes shining deadly through the darkness, like those of a wolf in hunt for its prey.

If anyone were to run into her on the street, they wouldn’t recognize her; nothing tied her with the image of the nonpareil younger daughter of the Cooper clan. Betty Cooper was dead, locked in the comfort of lavender and chamomile amongst collared sweaters and preppy knitted cardigans. For how long it was yet to be decided but, for tonight, the golden-hearted girl that everyone left behind was put to sleep under the naivety of false ambition and hopeless dreams. Her alter ago was there to deal with the mess the tedious angelic spectrum of her character always seemed to make.

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So the road trip with the hydrazine this week involves Bellamy, Clarke, and Roan, as far as we know…Monty is seen talking to them beforehand, but I’m pretty sure he doesn’t tag along…

Bellamy and Roan are in the rover together

which means Clarke is driving the other vehicle

y’know the one with the hydrazine on it? 

WHY IS CLARKE DRIVING THE VEHICLE WITH THE FLAMMABLE KABOOM LIQUID ON IT?

I MEAN I GET THAT THE ROVER IS YOUR BABY, BELLAMY, BUT LIKE YOU HAVE WAY MORE EXPERIENCE DRIVING THAN CLARKE.

HAS CLARKE EVEN DRIVEN BEFORE?

i havent been feeling well

or much of anything, to be honest. not happy or sad or angry or excited or scared or horny or relaxed or nervous or motivated or anything

just really really tired. days feel like a weird monotonous trance. i have no drive to move forward, no drive to create, no drive to socialize or experience things

dunno how much longer i’ll be around here

anonymous asked:

Hello! Love your blog sweetie ~:) Could you make something like the boys of RFA teaching MC how to drive a car? I'd be so cute.<3


Yoosung

  • Ok… he is super nervous here. He doesn’t even feel confident driving himself, but now he has to teach his datemate to drive? HOLY MOLY he’s being rocketed into adulthood w a y too fast.
  • (on the other hand tho he’s really excited to show you how manly and responsible he can be, so he puts on a brave face so you feel comfortable relying on him)
  • The first days in the car go fine - but it’s just parking lot practice. Turning, stopping, starting - it’s all the basic stuff.
  • Yoosung is entirely content to keep going like this forever but you’re getting impatient.
  • you want to drive.
  • He takes you out of the city into the backroads and
  • don’t freak out Yoosung
  • don’t freak out
  • you have to turn and shit don’t freak out
  • He ends up thinking of this as a driving game he’s trying to teach you. It makes it easier - and his reaction time is really good from his hobbies, so when you inevitably make a mistake, it’s easy for him to catch the wheel and correct you.
  • His legs are shaking each time he gets out of the car, but he keeps that straight face on while it’s important… and your smile each time he says you’re getting better makes it worth it.

Zen

  • Zen’s the perfect teacher, except when he gets distracted checking himself out in the rear view mirror.
  • In fact, you’re doing so well… that you drop the real reason why you wanted Zen to be your vehicular mentor.
  • “Zen, I want to drive the motorcycle.”
  • no
  • WHY
  • because it’s dangerous!
  • but it’s so cool.
  • (Zen gets a nosebleed thinking about you on his motorcycle. You’re right it’d be cool.)
  • You’ve sat behind him enough times while on the motorcycle that you know what you want, and you end up getting it.
  • Zen realizes the first time he rides with you - with him sitting behind you - that he’s been missing out on so much, and ohhh yeah you’re really attractive right now.

707

  • Insists on teaching you in one of his super expensive babies. You are understandably nervous because what if you ruin his car, but nope, only the best for his main babe.
  • this gets you stopped by the police at least once.
  • “no officer i’m not drunk i’m just learning to drive”
  • “NO SEVEN WE ARE NOT BOOKING IT AWAY FROM THE POLICE”
  • He’s actually making tons of jokes to cover up his nervousness at teaching you to drive and eventually you’ve got to snap at him to christ please focus I need to pay attention.
  • Once you get more comfortable though it’s lots of fun and you look forward to it.
  • One day, you and Seven are at the mall and you find sunglasses studded with rhinestones and you’re like
  • babe
  • honey
  • we need those
  • So you and Seven start wearing matching sunglasses in the car. He puts the top down. You feel totally fly.
  • (SEVEN WE ARE NOT GOING TO START A DRAG RACE)

Jaehee

  • Calm, cool, professional - basically always feels 100% in control and she’s really comforting to have in the passenger seat.
  • Though, when other drivers are shitty to you for your inexperience she gets really salty
  • Like if you get honked at for going at the speed limit or for staying at a light too long she’s like
  • haha yeah eat a bag of walnuts and die pal
  • Hangs a nice chart of your driving practice/goals on the refrigerator to motivate you.
  • Keeps stress-chocolate in the glove compartment. Whenever you take driving breaks she gives you one because learning to drive is scary.
  • super supportive when you’re discouraged like
  • “Think of how free you’ll be, being able to drive.”
  • “We’ll be able to take that road trip you’ve always wanted now.”
  • “When I finally burn down Jumin’s house in a final act of defiance, we’ll be able to live on the road like a pair of western outlaws.”
  • wait what Jaehee
  • (Jaehee says that was a joke she doesn’t advocate for arson.)
  • Anyway yeah, Jaehee is a 10/10 teacher and if someone calls her for work while she’s out with you, she can tell them this is important h e c k off 

Jumin

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anonymous asked:

Hi! I am looking for Sterek fics where Derek is a business man. Something about Derek in a suit and Stiles ogling him and more does something to me! Lol! Thanks and happy holidays

Happy Belated Holidays to you! And here’s some Derek in a suit. Which I think we can all agree is a Good Thing. - Anastasia

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That Thin Line In and Out of My Bed by fadedhues

(1/1 I 5,611 I Explicit)

“Ow,” Derek says, scowling, rubbing his bicep where Laura hit him.

She retorts, “That’s what happens when you zone out and eye-fuck your new assistant, Derek,” crossing her arms and jutting a hip out.

(aka the one where Derek is a CEO of his family’s company; enter Stiles, his new assistant, who happens to be extremely fuckable)

Past Indescretions by The_Muse

(13/? I 9,490 I Not Rated)

He was watching, sea green eyes assessing and piercing through to Stiles very core. If someone had asked the omega what his feelings for Derek Hale were at present he might have answered with nothing at all.

But watching Derek, cool and composed in his dark navy suit, beard trimmed sharply with his beguiling eyes all the more intense, Stiles answer would be that from the core of his being that he would hate no other as intensely as he hated Derek Hale.

-and now the grinning bastard was coming right toward him!

Driving Mr. Derek by I_JustWokeUp

(1/1 I 9,752 I Teen)

Derek no longer has a license to drive. So Laura steps in and hires fresh-out-of-college-with-useless-major Stiles Stilinski to drive him around.

An experiment, also, with intersped images and text.

The Land of Milk and Honey by MereLoup

(1/1 I 12,750 I Explicit)

Derek had followed Peter to many a business dinner. When Peter was trying to woo a client, he pulled out all of the stops. He would spend however much money was necessary to ensure that the client was impressed and felt like the most important person in the world.

Peter Hale had a gift when it came to client relations. Derek had been to just about every five star restaurant in Manhattan, so much so that the shine of expensive business lunches and dinners at exclusive restaurants had begun to wear off just a bit.

All of the safety precautions were a little strange, and they were definitely atypical from the normal places they had attended. Derek wasn’t exactly sure why, but he didn’t really care. Every place had their niche.

But once they passed through those doors, everything made complete sense.

This wasn’t a restaurant at all. It was a bar.

An omega milk bar.

A Deal With The Devil by orphan_account

(1/1 I 14,783 I Explicit)

Alpha billionaire businessman Derek Hale is used to getting anything he wants, he decides he wants Stiles.

Unwind by coffeeinallcaps

(1/1 I 15,407 I Explicit)

Hope you enjoy your present, the text from Erica says. Payment’s taken care of. You can thank me tomorrow.

“So you’re a werewolf, huh,” the guy says when Derek looks up at him again. His gaze drifts down from Derek’s face to the rest of his body, slowly, shamelessly. When it’s traveled back up and their eyes meet again, the corner of the guy’s mouth twitches up into a cocky little half-smile. “I fucking love working with werewolves.” AU in which businessman Derek falls in love with escort Stiles

Stay, Maybe. by toraten

(1/1 I 15,653 I Explicit)

Stiles meets Derek Hale on a business trip and immediately gets attached to the man’s surly, overworked attitude. Luckily - surprisingly - the attraction is mutual. Once they get back home Stiles figures that it’s at least worth a shot, right? So he asks Derek out.

In which their relationship has a deadline, and Stiles gets more and more anxious the closer that deadline comes.

Hale Hath No Fury Enterprises by Nival_Vixen

(9/? I 28,775 I Mature)

Derek’s a billionaire with anxiety and a complete inability to be socially adept in any way, shape, or form (just ask Laura). He only agrees to the dating service because Laura’s nagging’s worn him down, but then he sees Stiles’ video response and agrees to go on a date with him.

Stiles just wants to go on a date (it’s been forever and a day since his last one), and he has a thing for this guy’s eyes/smile/everything, so he replies to the somewhat personal questions via video. He’s surprised that he’s asked on a date, but won’t turn it down, even if he’s just spent the last of his money on clothes to impress said date and probably won’t be able to afford dinner.

The Same Old Blood Rush (With A New Touch) by rainsoakedshoes

(13/13 I 29,564 I Explicit)

“Friends with benefits,” Derek stated. “I just happen to be in a position to provide a few more benefits than your usual hook ups.”

***

Derek was an Alpha with a pack and a multi-billion dollar company to take care of. Stiles was a college kid with assignments and student debt to worry about. Neither of them were looking a serious relationship. A one night stand turned into an easy no-strings-attached arrangement. Although nothing is ever as easy or as simple as it first seems.

Mr Hale by SephrinaRose

(26/26 I 52,337 I Teen)

It was only last week that Stiles had been a completely happy college student, laying about and playing Xbox. But, now, only a few short hours later, he was known worldwide as Mr Hale’s bitch.

Oh shit indeed.

Or in which…

Stiles is a Columbia college student with photographic memory, who hates people that use and abuse others with their power. One day when he is forced to be in the same room as the King Of DickBags: Mr Hale, of Hale Magazine, he gives him a piece of his mind…only to find that it was a mistake he will regret for the rest of his life.

Or is it?

Kings of the Moonlight by thelogicoftaste

(25/25 I 148,854 I Explicit)

Derek is the newly single father to his only son, Isaac Argent Hale, and he finds himself having to move back to his home town of Beacon Hills to escape the insanity of his ex. It’s in the middle of all this upheaval, the crazy mess that his life has become that he meets Stiles.
Crazy, beautiful Stiles.

In Treatment by tzzzz

(22/22 I 166,940 I Explicit)

Derek hires Stiles, a professional alpha sex therapist, to help him through his heat.

HASBRO AND DMG ENTERTAINMENT LAUNCH WORLD’S FIRST TRANSFORMERS DIGITAL AR/VR EXPERIENCE CENTERS

Highly Interactive, Immersive Digital Simulation Experience Centers Give Fans

Up-Close Encounters and Adventures with Transformers Characters

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – May 23, 2017 – In collaboration with Hasbro, Dan Mintz’s DMG Entertainment is launching highly-immersive, interactive Transformers digital simulation experience centers. Featuring up-close and personal character interactions, highly immersive virtual and augmented reality technology, interactive environments and activities featuring the latest digital technologies, guests will experience the Transformers universe like never before. Debuting in Shanghai this summer, the centers will expand to other China cities regularly over the next five years and be designed with the global audience in mind.

Born from the massively popular multi-billion dollar franchise, the Transformers centers put participants right in the middle of the action, allowing them to immerse themselves side by side with the characters and engage in a variety of missions. Imagine battling against the evil Decepticons on Cybertron alongside Optimus Prime, or climbing behind the wheel of Bumblebee for the ultimate driving experience. Guests of all ages can unleash their inner hero in this immersive, next-generation adventure, right alongside their favorite Transformers characters.

“We’re pushing the boundaries of creative storytelling by harnessing innovative, immersive and interactive technology that brings fans into the Transformers world like never before.” said Mintz.

The Transformers franchise, which began with a toy line more than 30 years ago, has expanded to include comic books, animated series, films, video games and consumer products. The most recent Transformers film, 2014’s TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION, earned more than $850 million internationally. TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT opens worldwide on June 21 with additional sequels planned for release in 2018 and 2019.

“We’re very excited to work with DMG as we launch into the rapidly growing space of VR, AR and other mixed reality experiences,” said Simon Waters, General Manager, Senior Vice President, Entertainment and Consumer Products, Hasbro.  “The Transformers digital simulation centers will offer fans an incredibly immersive experience that’s truly … ‘More Than Meets the Eye.’”

DMG, in collaboration with S2BN, is also in development on a Transformers Live show.

In the back you see an Ikarus bus in the streets of Leningrad, the same type we used to have in Eastberlin, GDR (among other GDR cities). Driving with them was a whole lotta fun, I tell ya. It smells of Diesel and the driving experience is…jumpy.
(In case you are interested to experience it yourself virtually, HAVE FUN!)

For being the physical embodiment of the American Dream, you’d think driving a car would be enjoyable, and not a nightmarish blend of crumbling infrastructure, “check engine” lights, and traffic jams that seem to last decades. Eh, on second thought, perhaps driving a car is a very apt metaphor for the American Dream. Best not to question it and just keep driving, hoping that it gets better. Instead of falling into a pit of automotive angst, here are some affordable tools to turn your driving experience into high-tech luxury.

Whether it’s the inside of Iron Man’s helmet or Luke Skywalker’s targeting computer, everyone seems to have awesome futuristic flight assistance but you. But now you can give your car that ultra-fancy cockpit vibe with a high-tech transparent heads-up display. This HUDWAY glass navigation screen displays views of speed, map directions, and anything else that HUD-based phone apps are capable of showing. That means you can follow Google Maps without taking your eyes off the road, which is fairly important when you’re driving. Get it here for $49.95.

The 10 Best Car Accessories Life Has To Offer (Probably)

theclogmaster  asked:

Hello! Could I request a headcanon with the RFA+VandSaeran on a road trip with their S/O please~

hey! sorry i couldn’t think of anything for V or Saeran and I didn’t want to delay this any more, so I hope you don’t mind that it’s just the RFA.

Yoosung:

-If you’re gonna go on a road trip with him better bring a lot of entertainment -Boy has the attention span of a 10 year old and gets real bored real quick

-The actual driving is only a few hours but he’s still complaining-Car games help, I spy, funny road signs

-You eventually make him drive cause then he’s too focused to gripe and you get to choose the music

-When he drives he stops everywhere that seems intresting 

-Which at first you’re like “Yoosung we gotta be there by 5” until he finds a petting zoo.

-Okay screw everything else you gotta pet some ponies.

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Summary: sf9 “comforting” their s/o after a bad driving lesson 

Request: anon: text request with sf9 where they ask how your driving lesson went (which ended badly) and them comforting their s/o abt it

Author’s Note: I actually included my own personal bad driving experiences in some of these lmao.

Also, (@anon) these weren’t very “comforting,” as much as they were teasing… so if this wasn’t to your liking just request it again, and ill make them more heartfelt!

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First Look: The Mercedes-AMG E 63 S 4MATIC+ Estate

In the new E 63 4MATIC+ Estate and E 63 S 4MATIC+ Estate, Mercedes-AMG combines the brand’s hallmark Driving Performance with the intelligence of the E-Class. As in the Saloon, the 4.0-litre V8 biturbo engine with an output of up to 450 kW (612 hp) and the fully variable AMG Performance 4MATIC+ all-wheel drive deliver an outstanding driving experience. Acceleration from 0 to 62 mph in 3.5 seconds sets a new record in this class. 

The new Estate boasts even more agile response than its predecessor: the AMG Speedshift MCT (Multi Clutch Technology) 9-speed sports transmission is combined with a wet clutch. The new AMG Performance 4MATIC+ all-wheel-drive system combines the advantages of various drive configurations. Torque distribution on the front and rear axles, which is fully variable for the first time, ensures optimum traction in all road conditions.

Easy There, Parker

Summary: Peter Parker, the fuckboy, learns that’s not all there is to life.

Honestly I’m proud of myself for coming up of the concept of Fuckboy!Peter like wow go me, for once I did something rad besides exist.

Warnings: cussing and sexual themes

Word count: 1,212


It was the second week when she started noticing Peter Parker watching her from across the halls and room.

Great. This wasn’t something she needed.

So she approached him, and with his signature smirk he bidded her a hello.

“This could never happen, stop staring at me.” she informs.

“What? What do you mean? You never know,” he responded, leaning against a nearby locker.

“No, it won’t because you’re a…player! And I’m…I’m…”

Shit. Just spit it out, come on.

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anonymous asked:

Okay that age gap question has completely peaked my interest and has also made me ponder something and I would love to hear what you think. My question for you lovely is how do you think Scotty would love somebody? What would he be like in a relationship?

Originally posted by captaincrusher

In a word - carefully

Scotty falls in love slowly. 

Scotty freely gives away tiny pieces of his heart, bit by bit, without hesitation, and without thought.

Scotty feels the physical symptoms first - a racing heart, a heated face, a suddenly tied tongue. 

It’s a gradual, gentle thing. 

It comes to him in a sudden rush of clarity, an abrupt awakening, a love so absolute that it’s hardly even a shock to him. Things slide subtly into place, like the snick of a lock, and he accepts it as a simple fact, a foregone conclusion, undeniable, unshakeable.

Scotty mulls on it.

He turns it over in his mind, slowly, deliberately. 

He questions it - not his regard, but what to do about it. He ponders the deep things, the tough things. His hesitation isn’t born from a lack of self esteem, not really. It’s more of an innate selflessness, a burning need to make the right choice, to wait for the right moment, and to proceed for the right reasons. 

Scotty is upfront.

It’s an awkward, endearing sort of confession. He struggles with his words a bit, and his face is flushed, but he keeps steady eye contact, and his voice is sure and soft.

Scotty makes love.

Scotty gives his full attention, devotes his entire being, his heart and soul, in the bedroom. Scotty is focused and patient. Scotty listens, and Scotty learns. Scotty is a murmurer. Scotty keeps his lips on skin and his eyes fluttered shut. Scotty is strong and steady, gentle and warm, but passionate, too, and the sex carries just an edge of burning desperation that drives the experience from romantic to exquisite.

Scotty loves fiercely.

Scotty’s devotion is complete and unchangeable. Scotty pays attention. Scotty choses his words precisely. Scotty revels in the small things, takes joy in the everyday. Scotty teases, and Scotty laughs. Scotty defends his own recklessly. Scotty is more than meets the eye. Scotty is unmovable, his faith unshakeable, his loyalty unconditional.