Last week we dived at a magical place on the Cape Horn archipelago. Because there had been virtually no underwater surveys on this remote area, we picked our diving spots haphazardly. Last week we couldn’t have been luckier. We came upon a giant aggregation of the fake king crab Paralomis granulosa. They were in the ground, on top of each other, climbing on the kelp, parachuting from the canopy… like a scene taken off a sci-fi movie.
“Temptation is obsolete to me; I mean, I’ve been there, done that, you know and I was one of the lucky ones you know, I survived it. I just look forward to going to work and I look forward to going home and see my family ‘cause in the long run the big picture I’m doing this for them.
There’s no temptation to fall victim of addiction ever again.”
A/N: Something quick I whipped up because my brain is too tired to write any series. Enjoy :D
The first time Bucky picks you, you’re
sitting at your dining room table, biology book opened as you try to draw a
diagram of a plant cell. You have a half-eaten sandwich sitting on your plate
beside the book and you take a bit, absently chewing as you frown at your
paper. The proportions are all wrong and these are just notes, they shouldn’t be
something you worry about, but here you are, erasing the cell wall for the
fifth time and trying to be accurate this time around.
Being in honors classes, you’re
pressured to do your best and graduate top of your eighth-grade class. Your
parents beam with pride when they tell their friends that you’re doing so well
in school, and you want to keep them looking that way for as long as you can.
There’s a knock to your door and
your mom calls out your name. “Bucky’s here!” she says.
I got more done on this massive Undertale piece I started 3 months ago! I was able to pick the project back up a week/two ago and I’m loving how it’s coming out so far! It’s funny how all the scenery shots are coming out completely different than my original sketch hahaha.
I just need to paint Undyne, Alphys, Papyrus, and Blooky and then It’ll be ready for Part 3 of the speedpaint! :D
23/3/17 I’m working on a physical geography practical write up right now about glaciers and it’s really tricky because I’m not sure how I should be answering the questions! It’s due in at 2pm, and its 10am now so I’m going to knuckle down and get it done. I pressed a flower I picked the other week, and its sitting next to my thermos today. It has the quote that inspired the name for this blog on it! Yesterday I got a helix piercing and went and read the lord of the rings in the gardens, so it was a really nice day, but I didn’t get much work done! xxx emily
Okay, Tumblr, this is a very long shot, but I gotta try.
Tonight I picked up a (probably) three-week-old feral kitten. It’s been under a bush for at least twenty-four hours, and I haven’t seen a mom hanging around. The bush is less than fifty feet from a major highway, and there are cars and careless kids all over the place. It probably wouldn’t make it as far as the highway, but I was terrified that one of the kids would grab it and maul it to death. They’d already spotted it, and one kept reaching into the bush to try to get it.
It’s a little orange tabby, quite thin but already purring when I pet it. I’ve given it a makeshift meal and a soft place to curl up, but my other two cats are not at all pleased.
Tomorrow I will have to surrender this mite to Animal Control. I live alone and I don’t have the skills or time to raise this baby, but I couldn’t bear to leave it to take its chances. Even humane euthanasia is better than starvation or being squashed by a car tire.
Is there anyone in the MD-DC-VA area willing to take on this poor critter? Obviously, preferably someone experienced in handling small kittens! I will have access to a car tomorrow and can drop it off if you’re not too far away.
You can reach me at vrtrakowski at the Mail of G. Signal boosting is appreciated!
Less than a pound, could sit in the palm of my hand…
Number 4 please!!! I wanna burn in all these feels
CUTE THINGS BOYFRIEND!TOM DOES
(this was originally supposed to be titled ‘’things he does that make your heart soar but that was a little cheesetown so now we have this!!!)
he’s a forehead nudger. he’s done it since you first started dating. if your squishing together on the couch, he’ll nudge his forehead into your shoulder to get you to adjust so he can fit flush against you. or he’ll just do it when you two are standing close together. its something that’s extremely intimate like a kiss but yet so gentle and loving
when talking to tessa, he will refer to you as “mummy”.
you can remember the first time he did it. you were waiting by the front door as he fastened her leash and cooed to her. “gonna have a nice walk, aren’t we, princess? you, me, and mummy.” you’ve never discussed it, but the look you gave him when he glanced up at you was the only confirmation he needed
sometimes will refer to you in conversations as “the missus”. once or twice it has sparked some engagement rumors and that’s partially why he loves it
every time you watch him pack for another long press junket it away, he will wrap and arm under your legs and across your back before carrying you bridal style into his suitcase. he pretends to pack you, setting some t-shirts and socks on top of you before shutting the lid. “i told you i can’t forget anything!!”
when he gets home after a long day and its quite late, he wakes you up by slathering your face in kisses. there’s no corner of your skin left untouched before he smiles against it and whispers a “missed you”
feel free to fight me but, he’s a big corner mouth kisser. like not all the time, but rather then place a quick peck to your lips, he’s developed a habit of catching the corner of your lips, in a sort of teasing, cheeky way.
(when he first started doing it, he’d say “there’s more where that came from!!!”)
he’s also a big grabby hand baby. if he’s talking to harrison back stage in a green room, he’ll stretch out his hand to you, beckoning you to come play with his fingers or at least just sit by him.
or when he has a break and for some reason you’re still across the room, he’ll stretch his hands out to, fingers flexing and a whine leaving his mouth
tried to cook for you but only has 3 ½ meals memorized and can never be bothered with recipes because the boy cannot follow directions (”i’m not gonna let a piece of paper tell me what to do!!!”)
when you tag along to his events, in between networking or interviewing, he’ll twist around so he can find you and give you a nose scrunch or a playful snarl, just so you know he hasn’t forgotten you’re there
lays on top of you. just spreads across you. doesn’t matter what you’re doing. you will either become his pillow for a quick nap or listen to him beg for your attention.
he’s a show off too. like if he gets a crowd laughing or does a flip for an audience, he’ll find you in the crowd or backstage and give you and eyebrow wiggles as if to say “did you see THAT”
he hits on you like you’re not already together. you’ll be in the cereal aisle, trying to pick one out for the week and he’ll saunter over to you, place and arm against the shelves and wink “do you come here often?”
or “hey you’re really cute, got a boyfriend?” and you reply “yeah and he’s Spider-Man.” he’s always delighted when you play along. “damn, sounds like a really manly guy, you’re really lucky.”
if you say “i love you” back too quietly, he shouts “what was that?!” until you shout it back at him
he would rather sit on the floor with his back against your legs while you sit on the couch. this way he can drape your legs over his shoulders and loop his arms over them or run his hands over your soft skin
will take deep, deep inhales of your shampoo or hair care sent. like sniffs so hard he may pop a brain vessel “i think i’m getting high off of how good you smell!!!!!”
"Go then!! Leave!! See if I care!!" scenario between RFA members + MC :)
(i legit cracked my knuckles before starting to write bc I just KNOW this is going to be a long wall of text filled with angst boiiiii… ALSO this has a sorta happy ish ending bc…… my mood is too high up to write pure angst???? crushes can destroy a person rip)
((also I didn’t write V?? because I love him and honestly I can’t… squeeze my brain to get a clear image of what he’d do??? if I find a good and actually logical reaction, I’ll add him later on- but this is already super long and all-sorry!))
it’s hard for Yoosung to express his anger in a healthy way
he’d usually just play LOLOL and beat up monsters until he felt calm, but…
he can’t quite do that
MC had told him clearly:
he’s spending so much time on the game, it feels like MC is living alone
deep in his heart, he knows it’s true
with the increasing difficulty of classes, he just… naturally dove deeper and deeper into LOLOL
when he counted back, how much time had he spent with MC…?
had he even spent time with them in the past month?
it’s just when MC asks him for what seems like the hundredth time if he’s going to turn off the computer
it’s that what just sets off the stress
he really hates the anger he can feel bubbling up in him, but he can’t even avoid it
“Will you shut up?! I’ve answered you before! No! How hard can it be to understand?!”
it’s hard to tell who’s more shocked
him or MC
“What- what the fuck, Yoosung?! I’m just trying to spend some time with m boyfriend! Is it that wrong?! Would you rather just me leave?!”
he replies without thinking too much
his head is too full of anger led by stress
“Nothing is stopping you! The door is there for you to leave!”
he wasn’t shocked when MC ran out the room
he…. knew he’d acted like an asshole
what shocks him is the sound of the front door being slammed shut
he suddenly feels all the guilt washing up on him and he calls MC
he sits by the door for hours, but they don’t come
a week passes
every time he enters the chat they leave
his grades are dropping, he’s gaming for longer, and he can’t remember the last time he even ate a proper meal
he could have probably collapsed when the second week rolled around
living off cereal and random energy drinks he bought and gaming all day
it gets his mind off the trouble
when MC finally comes back, it’s more for concern about his health
at first he thinks he’s reached his limit. he’s hallucinating- stared too much at a screen and fried his brain. it can’t be. it can’t be MC. it’s a prank
MC scolds him- how could he let it get this bad? he could literally collapse and probably even die!- and also hugs him
both feel guilty, and Yoosung can’t even stop crying and apologizing as he hugs MC
little by little her stress builds up
this recipe didn’t come out like she wanted
too much work
her CD player broke
small things add up and up and don’t ever go down
it probably takes a full month before she’s at the limit
and it’s like a delicate sculpture- even the smallest touch could shatter her patience at this point
and that little touch just so happens to be delivered by MC
it’s a small mistake
just washing the dishes and accidentally breaking off a mug’s handle
“Gosh, sorry love, I’ll put this in the trash before one of us accidentally cuts themselves with the jagged end-”
Jaehee hears nothing
this has been the most stressful and tense month of her life AND NOW THIS HAPPENS, AT HOME, WHERE HER CALMNESS IS SUPPOSED TO BE-
“Are you stupid? How could you just break it like that?!”
She speaks oddly calmly for someone who was holding back stress and let it all loose at once
and it puts MC off
“I- it was an accident, Jahee- you’ve, this has happened to you before too,”
that just makes things worse
“Now it’s my fault?! I didn’t even touch the mug- stop shifting the blame onto me, specially if it was caused by your own clumsiness! Get ou- just, out!”
jaehee doesn’t know what she herself means with out
she half expects MC to get angry and shut themselves in the bedroom
or maybe shut themselves in the bathroom
she just needs to be alone and MC is in the kitchen- out, out out!
what she didn’t expect was for them to literally go out
they rush to the bedroom, and a few minutes later the front door creaks open and
MC is gone
jaehee purses her lips once she realizes this, but she tries to stand strong
she was mean, and if MC need time alone too, that’s ok, right?
a day passes
MC is clearly alive- sometimes entering the chat to deliver an important message or so, but leaving quickly without even acknowledging her
for some reason, she can’t seem to throw herself into her work to avoid thinking- that’s how distressed she is
her work becomes slow and sluggish, and she can’t even seem to concentrate on basic tasks
it’s hard, but for one time- after so many tries- MC picks up the phone
after two weeks, she’s hearing their voice again
apologies are flying all over when MC walks in- she’s prepared food, MC’s favourite drink, and she fixed the mug with some superglue she found on the store
she can’t even express how much she needs MC, and fully accepts the fault for the situation, while asking MC to maybe… stay….
always a rumor going around about him
he knows it can’t be helped, but it bothers him
MC says they’re ok! it’s bound to happen!
but each time a new fake rumor springs up MC becomes…
one day in the couch, Zen feels so alone
when was the last time he and MC kissed? or even held hands??
why is MC like this?
upon asking, MC just seems to feel awkward and shrinks into the couch
“I trust you and love you, but… It’s just… Those rumors, they bring up so many evidence, and I… I feel… No, it’s rude to say it, sorry, I’ll… Go to bed now.”
is MC implying they actually believe he’d cheat?
and usually this would prompt to him reassuring MC that he loves them, that he’d never do that
but it’s just… those tabloids and news have brought him and his manager so much stress lately, so much problems-
and now MC believes them?
he feels like he’s been punched in the stomach
“Wow, you trust those kinds of people more than me? Your actual boyfriend?”
MC turns around at this, and quickly tries to clean up what they said
they didn’t mean it like that
but seriously, the uncomfortable feeling that built up with each news article seems to lead up to MC spitting out another comment
“No, it’s just, I trust you! I… I guess those fishy news outlets and crappy tabloids are just simply amazing at photoshop and can make a photo where you’re kissing someone else that easy, huh?”
what the fuck
what the fuck
his blood is heating up, and he sucks in his breath
MC is accusing him of cheating
he hasn’t done anything to deserve this
to be fair, he did have some beers before, and earlier practice was crappy and his day had been pretty stressful- he did have a fair amount of stress on his shoulders that caused him to snap
“Well! With that amount of trust we’ve got here, maybe you’re the one smooching others when you’re out- because you clearly share so much trust, huh?!”
MC raises their voice to his level- somewhat shakier- but standing firm
“I’m trying so hard to trust you! So, so hard! But we can’t even hold hands in public- I can’t switch from being completely cold with you to being lovey dovey at home- I’m a human! Guess what?! That and those pictures do bother me! It’s actually! Kind of stressful!”
that’s his last straw
nothing in MC’s words particularly sets him off- maybe it’s the whole thing, maybe it’s nothing
“Get out of my sight! If you’re going to be like that, I’d rather be alone in this house!”
cue dead silence
both of them are clearly regretting their words- maybe not as much as they should, due to the boiling-hot blood pumping through their bodies
which probably causes MC to utter “fine” and slam the door as they leave
the first two days are hell, but Zen’s pride keeps him from trying to reach MC in the groupchat where they show up sometimes
a call they don’t answer, a message left in seen… his efforts to try and be level-headed are failing when it comes to apologizing
the second week, he’s desperate
he has received the worst critiques in his life about his acting by now- too stiff, out of character, spacing out in the middle of acting
and it’s that what prompts MC to go back after Jaehee worriedly begs them too
at first, when they unlock the door and go to where he’s sitting on the couch, it’s hard to find words
he hugs them out of reflex- god he missed them- and it’s time for MC and Zen to properly apologize before spending an hour on the couch muttering about how lonely and miserable they were without the other
The argument is small at first
it’s about a little thing, nothing too big, and honestly, he can’t even remember what it was
he can’t even remember how it escalated like that
he remembers slowly getting more irritated with MC, voice ever so slowly growing in tone, frustration creeping up on him
he can’t really tell when the small argument became an actual argument
talking- if not almost screaming with loud tones- filled the penthouse
the guards were probably all incredibly scared, and in all honesty, they’d have the right
he wishes he hadn’t had so much wine before
all he knows is that when he woke up, MC wasn’t home
he felt panic. horrible, soul consuming panic- it was worse than when Elizabeth 3rd had gone missing
he calls Jaehee
“Deploy all my guards to comb the city for MC, look for any free ad space in big and noticeable places- if those are taken, offer a higher pay immediately- MC is missing, we need to find them right now, ask the design department to-”
a big sigh cuts him off
Jaehee can’t even understand what her boss is saying
his words are so fast and filled with panic they become a blur of sound
“MC is with me, Mr. Han. They seemed incredibly upset yesterday, and asked if they could stay. I… Have no business in asking you this sir, so I won’t, but if you and MC had a fight, it might be best to let them cool off for a while.”
those words feel somewhat like nails being laid on a coffin
he tries to communicate with MC to no avail- asking Jaehee to please relay a message to them is the only way to get anything to them, and even then, no reply comes
his work becomes a complete mess
his handwriting is incomprehensible, he shows up late to work, and his documents are full of errors
it’s so bad even Zen feels worried- which is a lot
the second the week ends, Jaehee knows this can’t go on and arranges for Jumin to meet MC at her place
even though he feels awkward and out of place in his employee’s house (and probably so does Jaehee), the chance to talk and see MC is a certain yes
he brings so many gifts as apologies- anything and everything he saw that reminded him of MC, from clothes to electronics- and it almost is too overwhelming for them
apologizing isn’t that hard when he is pouring out words without a filter- a consequence of being away from MC so much and finally seeing them again