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Set in 17th century Paris, musketeers Athos, Porthos, Aramis and D'Artagnan are members of an elite band of soldiers who fight for what is just. They are heroes in the truest and most abiding sense – men that can be trusted and believed in to do the right thing, regardless of personal risk.

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Season Number : 3
Episode Number : 8
Episode Name : Prisoners of War
Genres : Drama

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Storyline:
Set in 17th century Paris, musketeers Athos, Porthos, Aramis and D'Artagnan are members of an elite band of soldiers who fight for what is just. They are heroes in the truest and most abiding sense – men that can be trusted and believed in to do the right thing, regardless of personal risk.

Casts:
Ryan Gage, Tom Burke, Tamla Kari, Maimie McCoy, Hugo Speer, Alexandra Dowling, Howard Charles, Luke Pasqualino, Santiago Cabrera

Into The Ring #17

chapter 17: bare-knuckling

  • two individuals fighting without boxing gloves or other padding on their hands, closely related to ancient combat sports

rated: M (no nsfw in this chapter)
summary: In a world of underground fighting only the strong survive, abiding by the rules of kill or be killed. In the Ring, a feeble emotion like hope is all it takes to destroy you. And yet it exists– and those who hold onto it play a dangerous game. But once you enter into the Ring, it will never let you go.

Ho boy, things are getting heated huh? After this there’s only one more chapter to go of Round 1!! Thanks for sticking with us! >B)

read: prologue | one | two | three | four | five | six | seven | eight | nine | teneleven | twelve | thirteen | fourteen | fifteen | sixteen all | on FF.net

He was dragged outside of the building in time to see a man throwing Lucy to her knees, gripping her neck roughly as he tore off the bag around her head.

Her eyes were wild with fear, disoriented as they desperately flicked along the constricting brick walls on either side. Sticky strands of her usually so tidy and perfect hair fell into her face and clung to her temples, and what little was left of her hairdo was cruelly destroyed when the man behind her gripped her hair and yanked it sharply upwards. She wailed in surprise, hands trying to fly up and relieve the pain, but they remained firmly bound behind her back. A trickle of blood from her torn right ear bled right into her beautiful dress, ruining it.

The man grunted and smacked her in the face, the sound of his hand connecting with her cheek so loud it reached even Natsu. Near Natsu’s knees, Happy hissed in anger. He growled furiously, trying to rip himself free for the hundredth time.

And then he saw Zeref.

And, more importantly, the gun in his hand.

No.

He stood right in front of Lucy, hands hanging loosely by his sides. He didn’t look angry or upset… no, the expression displayed on his face was… bored exasperation.

“I’m astounded,” he spoke, in such a tone that it was barely above a whisper. He lifted a hand when Natsu opened his mouth, his gaze on Lucy alone. “I’ve been watching you this whole time, you must have known you would run into me eventually. Why would you risk coming back here?”

Natsu’s eyes flashed to Lucy, whose face was twisted, her shoulders raised to try to relieve the pressure on her scalp. Her chest heaved with frantic breaths, eyes squeezed shut but cracking open to glare up at Zeref.

She was pale, deathly pale, but the way she glared at Zeref – it was with an expression of recognition.

“I had to,” she struggled out, her thrashing weak compared to the hold on her. “I promised.”

“Promised…” Zeref turned the word over, as if saying it for the first time. He fixed Lucy with a cold look before turning it on Natsu. “Promises are easily formed and easily broken. It’s impossible to fully and completely keep a promise, you know. Look where you are now,” he told the both of them.

Lucy stayed silent, anger burning in her eyes.

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The High Seas Fleet and Germany’s Search for a Naval Strategy

“Germany’s future lies in the water.”

Germany’s aspirations for world power were materialized in its navy.  Kaiser Wilhelm II, before the war, had begun the process of building up Germany’s Navy, to be able one day to challenge the British, as well as the United States, for mastery of the seas.  Based on the writings of military theorists like A.T. Mahan’s influential work The Influence of Sea Power Upon History, the Kaiser hoped that his naval arms race would make Germany a leading world power.

The decision taken around 1900, German naval build-up did much to worsen Germany’s relations with Britain, which could not abide such an obvious challenge to British naval supremacy.  Admiral Tirpitz, the State Secretary of the Imperial Germany Naval Office, pursued his goals with vigor, but without regard for strategic or geographic realities.  Knowing that war with Britain would mean a blockade, Tirpitz focused on building battleships and battlecruisers that could fight a decisive battle with the Royal Navy and destroy a blockade.  However, Britain’s ports controlled the North Sea and the English Channel, meaning that in the event of war the German fleet would be bottled up from the open ocean, and unable to choose when to fight. If Britain blockaded Germany from a distance, Tirpitz’ ships would be unable to fight them without sallying out and risking everything. Furthermore, Britain responded to the challenge by outmatching Germany’s pace at constructing ships, meaning that when war came, Germany still did not threaten British naval supremacy, let alone that of Britain and France combined.

Total German naval personnel in the Kaiserliche Marine, the Imperial Navy, counted 80,000 officers and sailors, spread across 15 modern battleships, five battlecruisers, and thirty pre-dreadnought battleships, compared to Britain’s 22 dreadnoughts, nine battlecruisers, and 40 pre-dreadnoughts, respectively.  Germany also was outnumbered in terms of cruisers, 40 German to 121 British, destroyers, 90 to 221, and submarines, 31 to 73.  Nevertheless, German ships were modern, with even better optics and range-finding equipment that their British enemies, and German crews motivated and well-trained.

In the first phase of the naval war, the Royal Navy swept Germany’s ships from the waters, destroying their colonial holdings and their small service of surface raiders.  This left Germany’s main force, the High Seas Fleet, confined to port.  The German Navy wanted to fight, but the government was unwilling to risk its precious, and numerically inferior fleet, in a decisive battle with the British.  Instead, Germany concentrated on submarine warfare, and mines and torpedoes to weaken Britain’s strength until battle could be joined in Germany’s favor.  The constant presence of the German fleet also influence Britain’s naval strategists to be more cautious, prompting some Germans to argue that the fleet was better used as a “fleet-in-being” to worry the British, but never actually risked in combat.

However, as the war dragged on and the German Army proved unable to secure victory, the Navy had to justify the resources devoted to it.  Tirpitz desperately wanted to send the fleet to battle, challenging the Kaiser, who was too worried about losing his precious battleships.  In 1915 Admiral Reinhard Scheer took command of the High Seas Fleet, and pursued a more aggressive strategy to try and bait the Royal Navy into a battle closer to Germany, where German subs and mines could help take a toll on the British and limit their numerical superiority.  Scheer put his battleships to sea twice in early 1916 to coax the British into battle, once in March and again in April.  Both times, the British, deployed as a result of timely intelligence, just missed intercepting the German ships.  At the end of May 1916, the two sides finally would make contact, leading the war’s only major naval battle, the Battle of Jutland.

Everyone saying that it’s “inappropriate” for Josh and Maya to have feelings for each other because of their age difference (which is the only reason they wouldn’t be together) are just why Disney won’t allow controversial topics on the show. You guys are feeding into the main problem with Disney that we’ve all been wanting to change. If you want “realistic,” you have to be willing to accept “controversial.”

Maya and Josh’s relationship being illegal and kinda tough is what makes them realistic. They’re two teens being edgy and taking risks—is that not what teenagers do? They push boundaries. They don’t always abide by the what’s considered “appropriate.” Welcome to the real world you moronic babies.

anonymous asked:

So, I've probably had to come out as a lesbian to my grandma on 3 separate occasions in the last 2 years b/c she's clinging to the hope that it's "just a phase" and two gay grandkids is too much for her (my cousin's gay too but it was more "obvious" b/c he fits into some stereotypes). Anyway, a few days ago she was joking about setting me up in an arranged marriage with the cousin of a friend of hers or something and it just really bugs me that she can't just accept who I am by now

Straight Talk: One gay grandkid was okay, but two??? That’s too much. I’m not allowing it. Let me bang my gavel, because apparently the world is my courtroom, and all of my family members have to abide by my rules. I’ll try every tired, old phrase under the sun to try and convince my granddaughter she’s not what she is, and I’ll even make incredibly shitty and insensitive jokes about arranged marriages, even though there are girls who are actually forced into marriages against their will.

(Mod-note: Yike x100. Multiple yike. Yikes. ~ Mod Spam)

Revolution…

Over the past year I’ve felt a revolution brewing deep down inside,
No longer willing to accept things meekly while I sit back and abide,
A complacent role that had been established a long time ago,
Keeping me in a place where I simply continued my status quo,

Until I found my courage and decided that enough was enough,
Embracing my future with both hands no matter how tough,
Showing me how positive change can happen if I keep an open mind,
Breaking free from past baggage that had kept me in a bind,

Showing me the way to some place different not burdened by my past,
Revelling in right now instead of moments that have passed,
Allowing me the opportunity to embark on a brand new tomorrow,
Giving me a chance to enjoy a new revolution not drenched in sorrow.

~ Strawberry Angel ~ May 28, 2016 ~

dromedastonks asked:

Narcissa and Lucius?

my baaabes

General:

  • Rate the Ship -  
    Awful | Ew | No pics pls | I’m not comfortable | Alright | I like it! | Got Pics? | Let’s do it! | Why is this not getting more attention?! | The OTP to rule all other OTPs
  • How long will they last? - forever?
  • How quickly did/will they fall in love? - a few years. lucius was betrothed to another for most of his childhood, but they start hanging out / talking to each other more on in his fourth, her third, year. in the next year he realizes he has feelings for her but pushes them down, as he has to abide by his father’s wishes. by her fifth year narcissa has accepted her feelings for him, but knows it can not be and hides it as well (she’s a little bit better at it) but in his final year it becomes too much and they take up a secret romance. near the end of term she can no longer bear it and tries to break it off, knowing he won’t go against his fathers wishes and break it off with the girl he doesn’t love (and who does not love him) but he surprises her and does. after that their romance grows and well, you know the rest.
  • How was their first kiss? - urgent, and passionate. they’d both been holding back for so long, and it was very much a ‘i just can’t stand it i have to kiss you now or i’ll explode’ kiss.

Wedding:

  • Who proposed? - lucius
  • Who is the best man/men? - it was a small wedding, so he just had rudolphus. but that was really only bc…
  • Who is the braid’s maid(s)? - bellatrix was the maid of honor. that’s all the wedding party they had.
  • Who did the most planning? - narcissa (lbh her mother did a lot of it), but lucius surprised her with a charm right after their vows that made the bushes around them bloom with the narcissus flowers.
  • Who stressed the most? - druella tbh, which i guess stressed out narcissa. but she was happy just to marry him and would have done it with just the two of them if she could. 
  • How fancy was the ceremony? -
    Back of a pickup truck | 2 | 3 | 4 | Normal Church Wedding | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | Kate and William wish they were this big.
  • Who was specifically not invited to the wedding? - andromeda, much to narcissa’s hidden grief, as she’d been disowned by then. sirius, in his fourth year at the time, didn’t go. he wasn’t exactly forbidden, but druella made it clear to walburga that he wasn’t welcome (not that walburga would have wanted him there either, mind you)

Sex:

  • Who is on top? - lucius, usually. but sometimes when narcissa is feeling a little frisky they switch it up.
  • Who is the one to instigate things? - both, lucius more frequently and ostentatiously. when narcissa instigates it’s much more subtle.
  • How healthy is their sex life? -
    Barely touch themselves let alone each other | 2 | 3 | 4 | Once a couple weeks, nothing overboard | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | They are humping each other on the couch right now
  • How kinky are they? -
    Straight missionary with the lights off | 2 | 3 | 4 | Might try some butt stuff and toys | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | Don’t go into the sex dungeon without a horse’s head
  • How long do they normally last? - well they don’t go on for hours like they did in their youth, but they both get theirs.
  • Do they make sure each person gets an equal amount of orgasms? - it usually ends up that way
  • How rough are they in bed? -
    Softer than a butterfly on the back of a bunny | 2 | 3 | 4 | The bed’s shaking and squeaking every time | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | Their dirty talk is so vulgar it’d make Dwayne Johnson blush. Also, the wall’s so weak it could collapse the next time they do it.
  • How much cuddling/snuggling do they do? -
    No touching after sex | 2 | 3 | 4 | A little spooning at night, or on the couch, but not in public | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | They snuggle and kiss more often than a teen couple on their fifth date to a pillow factory.

Children:

  • How many children will they have naturally? - 1
  • How many children will they adopt? - 0
  • Who gets stuck with the most diapers? - the house elves tbh
  • Who is the stricter parent? - lucius
  • Who stops the kid(s) from doing dangerous stunts after school? - lucius
  • Who remembers to pack the lunch(es)? - the elves
  • Who is the more loved parent? - what? they’re both loved, but perhaps draco is more fond of his mother?
  • Who is more likely to attend the PTA meetings? - neither
  • Who cried the most at graduation? -
  • Who is more likely to bail the child(ren) out of trouble with the law? - negating the warlucius would have been the one to pull strings to get him out of trouble, but narcissa would be the one demanding it as well.

Cooking:

  • Who does the most cooking? - neither, the elves
  • Who is the most picky in their food choice? - narcissa for sure
  • Who does the grocery shopping? - elves
  • How often do they bake desserts? - never
  • Are they more of a meat lover or a salad eater? - narcissa loves salads, but i imaging they’re foie gras people too
  • Who is more likely to surprise the other(s) with an anniversary dinner? - lucius
  • Who is more likely to suggest going out? - narcissa
  • Who is more likely to burn the house down accidently while cooking? - both

Chores:

  • Who cleans the room? -
  • Who is really against chores? -
  • Who cleans up after the pets? -
  • Who is more likely to sweep everything under the rug? -
  • Who stresses the most when guests are coming over? -
  • Who found a dollar between the couch cushions while cleaning? -

lol lbh they have house elves for all of this

Misc:

  • Who takes the longer showers/baths? - narcissa loves her baths, but lucuis has longer hair and takes longer showers
  • Who takes the dog out for a walk? - they don’t have a dog, but narcissa loves walks
  • How often do they decorate the room/house for the holidays? - they used magic to decorate the manor when draco was little, but they don’t any more
  • What are their goals for the relationship? - trust, truth, and family above all else
  • Who is most likely to sleep till noon? - neither
  • Who plays the most pranks? - neither

give me a ship!

anonymous asked:

how do you think phil reacts when dan mentions that he's number one phil trash or that he used to stalk him (stalk him until he loves you for example)? i can imagine phil teasing him about it but i also think he's gotten used to dan mentioning it by now

i think ur right anon!! i assume by now it’s been an inside joke (and fandom joke) fo so long now that phil probably doesn’t even bother about it now. there’s 2 million things he can tease dan about instead, dan is a trainwreck and i hope phil drags him at least twice daily Lord Abide… 

anonymous asked:

We are all free, that's what it could be, but we're stuck inside, needing to abide to the rules of our masters, stuck in these plasters. Cut off you ropes, as one who dotes on the past that they've wrote does not see the future or what's infront of her - Hutt River

Hutt, buddy…

You do know drugs are illegal right?

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                       His discovery had made him feel ill; the sensation twisting his insides haphazardly. From the bench, he had heard men speaking of the deceit within the hospital. He could not remove the disgust from his face, nor within his mind, when he lead learned what was truly occurring. MUTILATION, which took AWAY the spirit and their conscious in the name of a false cause. Everything, gone, in the name of forced experimentation. Such thoughts preoccupied his state, and he found he could not abide in NAUGHT else once he had stood and departed from his seat. Did they CRY out, unwanting in their new flesh? Did they scream the SCREAM of one who fears they have but lost all? There is one part of him that does not want to know – but he can not ESCAPE from himself, already aware of the ANSWERS to his questions.

                                                         indp. & selective الطائر ابن لا أحد.
                                                                 written by MARI

Psalm 91 KJV

91 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

2 I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.

3 Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.

4 He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.

5 Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;

6 Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.

7 A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.

8 Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.

9 Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;

10 There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.

11 For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.

12 They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.

13 Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.

14 Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.

15 He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.

16 With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.

I can feel the intercession of my friends and the saints. Words spoken and unspoken. Intentions and hopes and dreams and pleas over my life. I’m growing less cynical, less bitter, and slowly but surely tripping into a place of abiding in Christ. I am confident that I am held together by the Body of Christ, the living God, and I need to thank you all. Thank you, friends.

“ From me is thy fruit found. ”-Hosea 14:8

Every good thing that we have today is a fruit from the Lord.Jesus said that those who abide in me shall be fruitful.Don’t vainly seek reward from people . Just seek the Lord, for your fruit is in Him . Be clingy to God and your reward is in Him . He will manifest your reward as you have fellowship with Him.

Prayer
Father God, help me to have good fellowship with you to receive every good thing from you. In Jesus name, I pray. Amen.

Watch The Musketeers Season 3 Full Episode Online 2016

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Season 3 Episode 4 : The Queen’s Diamonds
Season 3 Episode 3 : Brother in Arms
Season 3 Episode 2 : The Hunger
Season 3 Episode 1 : Spoils of War

Storyline:
Set in 17th century Paris, musketeers Athos, Porthos, Aramis and D'Artagnan are members of an elite band of soldiers who fight for what is just. They are heroes in the truest and most abiding sense – men that can be trusted and believed in to do the right thing, regardless of personal risk.

Casts:
Maimie McCoy, Tamla Kari, Tom Burke, Santiago Cabrera, Howard Charles, Hugo Speer, Luke Pasqualino, Ryan Gage, Alexandra Dowling

“All life is liturgy.  All words are creeds.  All times are Sabbaths.  All places are churches. 
But we all have attention deficit disorder; we are forgetful.  And unless we see God in special places and times,
we will forget to see Him in any place and time.”

~Peter Kreeft

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