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i just wanna run - the downtown fiction :: the exploding people - cloud cult :: ghost town - shiny toy guns :: night must end - sleeping at last :: pretend - i fight dragons :: stop the apocalypse - flobots :: young volcanoes - fall out boy :: this is war - thirty seconds to mars :: move - i fight dragons


The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth 1) by N.K. Jemisin

The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth 1) by N.K. Jemisin

Brief Summary: This is the way the world ends. Again. Three terrible things happen in a single day. A woman finds comes home to find that her husband has murdered their son and kidnapped their daughter. A volcano is threatening to erase a city off the map. And a child is sold by her parents because of the powers that she wields. The woman must find her husband and save her daughter. The volcano must be stopped. And the girl must find a new family. But the world… the world might just end anyway.

This review is also posted on my WordPress blog: The Review Marina

The Fifth Season is an incredible start to a series. But it’s one of those books that starts off slowly, with a vague, somewhat confusing plot that you have to piece together until finally, all the pieces start coming together and the final result will leave you awestruck and amazed. You need to let it simmer, let the plot unravel, and in the end you will appreciate it so much more.

The novel begins with the End of the World, the beginning of The Fifth Season (pun intended), or rather not so much the end of ‘world’, but this era of humanity. The story is told in three separate narratives taking place in different locations, times, and using three distinct voices. The first voice is that of a mother who had just lost her child, it is told in second person 'you’, the reader is forced to walk in her shoes, see what she sees, feel her loss and grief and anger. The second voice is that of a girl child, whose parents sell her off because she is an oregene, someone with superhuman abilities, that are seen as a curse and a plague upon the world. The third voice is of an grown-oregene who had been trained in the special school for people like her, to control her abilities, and serve the world. This is their story.

The world building is phenomenal. Jemisin is a master-world builder. It is so complex and beautiful that I could not even begin to describe it to you. But it felt real, terrifying, and original. The magic system in this world is also one of the most unique I’ve read in awhile. The races of the people are diverse; the main characters are all people of color - mostly black. Although there are a few biracial and white people through the story as well, but as side-characters. We also have great LGBT+ representation, with several characters being gay, bisexual, and transgender. The most beautiful part was a healthy polyamorous relationship between some of the characters. It all felt natural, complex, and beautiful.

I highly, highly recommend this to anyone who likes complex high fantasy and diverse reads.

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                   — at first, she isn’t used to the heat of hoenn, but was insistent on travelling around it for no particular reason other than for fun. even her lopunny seemed a bit unused to it, despite being one of the pokémon she used most often while in stark mountain. 
which might’ve been why she found her way to lavaridge town a bit of a struggle. it also might’ve been the huge volcano and the insufferable heat.

she stops the first person she sees and practically begs out a question.

                   “are, any rest stops before having to climb mt.chimney?” 

Wake Up World Tour: Manila

January 30, 2016 - I had the best night, with two of my favorite bands and two of my concert buddies ever. They had the best setlist, I swear. First time in a concert (not even during One Direction’s concert) that I lost my voice! What an epic night!

I feel like a proud mom seeing my boys play an arena! They’re not my little secret anymore.

BYE’s setlist (as far as I could remember) was:


Three Perfect Days

Love Yourself (cover)

I Like That


The Vamps’ setlist (as far as I could remember) was:

Rest Your Love


Shake It Off / We Can’t Stop (covers)

Tris’ drum solo

Last Night


Wild Heart

Million Words

Oh Cecilia (You’re Breaking My Heart)

Wake Up


Happy for Rosy since she’s starting to like The Vamps’ music after the concert and her first time seeing them perform live! I almost forgot to mention that what I loved most was when BYE joined during Wild Heart which made me so emotional, as well as when The Vamps joined Connor (Ball) who was seated because he was injured and took a bow. Just too sweet!

Post Concert Depression starts now…



UKU -  The Goddess of Fire is angered when the tribe next to her volcano stop caring for the land around them, exploiting nature. In her wrath she starts a volcanic eruption, that threats the tiny village. Po, a young villager, sets out on a dangerous climb up the unstable volcano to reach the Goddess, to appease her with the beautiful ukulele song that their legends say prevented destruction of the village before. But will that be enough? And what about those pretty flowers growing along the mountain side?

I could not be more happy with the outcome of this game jam <3

Tagged by: @shikyo-riipaa Thanks bae<3

Rules: You can tell a lot about a person from the kind of music they listen to. Put your music device on shuffle and post the first ten songs without skipping. Then tag some people.

1. Avicii- Wake Me Up
2. Attack on Titan Soundtrack- Vogel im Kafig
3. Halestorm- I Get Off
4. Pitbull- Hey Baby
5. Beyonce- Crazy in Love (50 Shades Version)
6. Fall Out Boy- Young Volcanos
7. Cascada- Can’t Stop the Rain
8. Taylor Swift- State of Grace
9. Avril Lavigne- Innocence
10. 4MINUTE- Crazy

omg most of this i dont even listen to on a daily. my ipod guys lol

I tag: @a-smol-frisk @suga–wara @behind-forrest-green-eyes @acethctic @thegreatestdecoy-shoyo @oikawaii idk who else. <3 you dont have to do this~



January 27th we had to wake up super early, say one last goodbye to the beach in puerto lopez and start our journey back to quito. Since we couldnt go to Esmereldas we decided to split the 13 hour drive back into two days and spend the night in Riobamba on the way. The hotel we stayed in at Riobamba was gorgeous, it had the classic architecture with the rooms all facing in and a little open courtyard kind of set up in the middle. We explored Riobamba a bit and saw an epic statue of neptune in one of the town squares and i also noticed a very strange looking tree that i just had to share. 

Today we woke up and started the final leg of our journey. We had amazing views of the mountains and volcanoes during the entire drive and stopped at a spot where there were some llamas hanging out with a perfect view of the active Chimborazo volcano (which actually started smoking about 10 minutes after we left). 

This past week has really been unforgettable. I am so lucky to be here doing such incredible things with such amazing people. 3 weeks in Ecuador and I am already in love with this country. I know back home got some heavy snow this past weekend and I spent it exploring and enjoying a bunch of different beaches in Ecuador…this is all so surreal, its almost hard to appreciate something that feels so much like a dream but I really am loving this experience more than I can put into words. 

I am very happy to be back in Quito with my amazing host family, but tomorrow some of us are going to a city called Banos where we will be spending the weekend doing some white water rafting, ziplining and swimming in hot springs! After that we have our final for techniques of marine research on monday, a few days of data anaylsis and paper writing, then well be done with our first class on friday and heading to the galapagos on superbowl sunday! 


Updated pictures of my homestuck OC crash Sabin I’ll post my OCs back story below

name: crash sabin
type: human
strife specibi: chairkind
land: desert of lava and mountains
chumhandle: crashvstheworld
from: chicago,il

me and equius made quite the bond in friendship when we meet back in his first life we used to train and ride hoofbeast but after i herd he died i revived him by the help of sollux and now that he is back i have been equipped with the chairkind to when or if anyone tryes to mess with us it over the head with a chair with them but if i make to hard of a shot i have a heart and take them to sollux sleeps in a house not a hive next door to equius in middle of nothing surrounded by mountains and volcanoes with lava and tells equius to stop arm wrestle psychoticgenocide i tell him its not smart but i personaly came in the world not knowing a clue untill chilling with equius he gave me the elbow pads for safety i use many cheap headlocks and stuff to fight my way though evil im mostley friends with all on the world besides lord english

Hilo man convicted for illegally flying drone at Volcanoes National Park

Hilo man convicted for illegally flying drone at Volcanoes National Park

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Halemaumau Crater, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

A Hilo man was convicted Wednesday for disobeying a Volcanoes National Park ranger’s order to stop flying his drone in the park.

After a two-day bench trial in United States District Court, United States Magistrate Judge Richard L. Puglisi found Travis R. Sanders, 36, of Hilo, of violating a lawful order of a United States Park Ranger and…

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SHOCK: Professors claim Trump could be 1st to win all 50 states

SHOCK: Professors claim Trump could be 1st to win all 50 states

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In a shocking turn of events, professors and political science analysts are declaring that Donald J Trump could become the first person in American history to claim all 50 states in an election. Admit it. Donald Trump is a volcano in a forest of Ronson lighters. You’re not going to stop him. He may carry all 50 states. The awareness of Trump’s invincibility is dawning slowly for several reasons.…

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