The Hotshots

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On the Front Lines Fighting Forest Fires with @caitlinchinn

May 4 is International Firefighters’ Day. To see more moments — both adventurous and mundane — from Caitlin’s life as a firefighter with the La Grande Hotshots, follow @caitlinchinn on Instagram.

“Getting stalked by cougars and run-ins with pissed off bears … Feeling the earth BOOM when a 700-year-old tree that was burning out from the roots cracked and hit the ground not even 100 feet away … Getting drenched with water from rogue bucket drops, and splattered with red retardant from air tankers.”

In five years of fighting forest fires, three of them as a member of an elite 20-person Hotshot crew based in Northeast Oregon, Caitlin Chinn (@caitlinchinn) has had her share of harrowing experiences. For Caitlin, who grew up outside of Seattle, a grueling and dangerous job was not preordained. “I overcame way more difficult social obstacles to become a firefighter than physical ones,” she says. But a life of adventure, where work and play are largely indistinguishable, is exactly what she sought out.

The La Grande Hotshots’ season begins May 18, and kicks off with an 80-hour session of training and physical endurance tests. Then, they wait. “The early-season fires are typically in the Southwest or Alaska, so we’ll probably be headed there first,” Caitlin says.

“I take pictures from places many people don’t get to see and provide my own perspective,” says Caitlin, who emphatically rejects labels people might ascribe to her. “I am just an ordinary person with an extraordinary part-time job. If I happen to inspire people, great!”

snooopid asked:

I'm gonna go out on a limb here and ask who do you think is a dom/sub/versatile in Uniq and HOTSHOT?

UNIQ:

Yixuan: Mostly sub but can be a dom at times(like when hes mad)

Sungjoo: Dom. All the way.

Wenhan: Sub. He’s a shy lil bub

Seungyoun: ….i honestly… have no idea…. hes just wild…

HOTSHOT:

Junhyuk: Dom obvi

Timo: Both. He loves giving and receiving

Kid Monster: Both but slightly more dom bc hes short and wanna show how powerful and manly he is

Sungwoon: Sub. He’s just a cupcake

San: Dom… theres something about him… that just.. never mind lemme stop

Hojung: Sub but hes a child and also my son and shouldn’t be fucking anyone

tututaek

 replies: honestly same with the whole songs thing, eoeo and i need u are my current faves omg but i haven’t heard hotshot yet? are they good?


Omg they’re soooo good, they have three mv’s out so far, you might have seen Take a Shot 

Also Watch Out (which is sooooo good) and their other song Midnight Sun I strongly recommend listening to them!! They’re a rookie group so a lot of people haven’t heard of them/given them the chance but like they’re absolutely amazing so definitely check them out!! 

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Hotshot cover of Kid Ink - Body Language 

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[150430] HOTSHOT - ‘Body Language’ @ Sound K

greatkunglao asked:

Unfortunately, yes. I got it just yesterday by luck. I guess you can make it easier. Create a room with name that starts with "z", so it will be in the end of the list, ask any friend to enter that room and play KOTH Survival with him untill somebody comes over and ruins your streak, lol. The thing is that you have to play open KOTH Survival, not private, so just ask a friend to enter a room, create open KOTH and hurry up with 10 win streak. Good luck!

Awesome! Hotshot Johnny seemed pretty impossible before knowing that, so thanks a lot for the tip! Gonna try that later with anyone who’s also after this skin :)

CAN WE PLEASE TALK ABOUT HOW ATTRACTIVE JUNHYUK, THE LEADER OF HOTSHOT, IS FOR A MOMENT BECAUSE

I MEAN LIKE HONESTLY??????

HIS SMILE IS JUST SO????? 

HE IS SUCH A GOOD SINGER TOO OMFG

HE IS SO GOOD LOOKING YOU CAN’T EVEN DENY IT 

WTF WTF WTF YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED 

HIS TONGUE IS SO LONG?? (ft. cutie moonkyu who’s now a hotshot member but used to be an sm trainee/exo member)

LIKE HONESTLY IF YOU’RE NOT LOVING JUNHYUK AND HOTSHOT

WHAT ARE YOU EVEN DOING WITH YOUR LIFE

문규# 뮤비 촬영때 여러분 오늘 하루도 힘내세요!!

Moonkyu# During MV filming. Everyone have strength for today!!

#문규 나 태그 뒤에다 함 ㅋㅋㅋㅋ 여러분들 왜일케 빨라요 ㅎㅎㅎㅎㅎ

#Moonkyu I (hash)tagged at the back ㅋㅋㅋㅋ Why is everyone so fast ㅎㅎㅎㅎㅎ

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