accidental chance

DO NOT PUT YOUR AXOLOTLS ON GRAVEL!!!
This photo set shows very clearly how axolotls can ingest small pieces of gravel.
If kept on gravel substrate, axolotls have a good chance of accidentally swallowing small stones along with their food when eating. Often these pieces will get stuck in the digestive tract and can eventually kill the animal. This one was very lucky to pass all of the stones in her system.

The top photo shows her belly full of stones.
The bottom right photo shows how she looked after she passed them.
The third photo is all of the gravel she passed.

Please keep your axolotls on fine sand, tile, or bare/bottom tanks. If you wish to place stones in the tank, take care to ensure they are larger than the axolotl’s head so that they cannot be ingested.

(Photo courtesy of Candice Mills)

Professor Winchester (Dean Winchester x Reader AU) Chap. 1

Professor Winchester Masterlist

Word Count: 2,613

Professor!Dean Winchester x Reader AU

Summary: A few years after being accepted into your dream college, everything’s going well. Your grades are good, your social life is booming, all your assignments are easy…  Except for the damn essay that Professor Winchester assigned you. Based off this request.

Chapter Warnings : Language, alcohol usage, mentions of sex, mentions of student/teacher relationships

‘Similar to the effects of the mythical creature the basilisk, Medusa…”

You groan out as you sit at your kitchen table, your fingertips typing away at your laptop in an attempt to start the introduction paragraph of your research essay that’s due tonight. You tend to be a procrastinator, which never works well, and more often than not leaves you immensely stressed out.

You shake your head, deleting the first sentence all together before taking a long sip of coffee. Only three hours to get the essay done. Three hours until the deadline. Damn Professor Winchester for giving you such a challenging topic.

Normally, you love his class. He’s easily one of the most laid back, chilled out professors you’ve had throughout your three years at the University of Kansas. His love for Greek Mythology is unlike anything you’ve seen before. His lectures are nothing short of interesting, as he somehow manages to make even the most minuscule of things seem like the most amazing thing in the world. The tests are hard, but as long as you pay attention and take notes in class, you’ve always been fine.

Unfortunately for you, the subject of your essay that Professor Winchester had assigned you is something that you’ve yet to go over in the class, leaving you completely clueless.

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VERSUS

Clexaweek2017 - Day 1 Prompt  - Enemies to Lovers

VERSUS (Click here to read on AO3)

Some punk continues to beat Clarke’s high score on her favorite game at the arcade. She isn’t about to take it laying down.

Lexa doesn’t know how to talk to the cute blonde from school, what better way to get over her weird feelings than to declare a silent rivalry. (It’s so not a crush)

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I do not believe that anyone who’s ever loved us can drift so far from us that we could not reach out and pull them back if we honestly tried. At some point we must accept at least partial responsibility for what has transpired by admitting to ourselves that we do not simply lose people… on some level we let them go. Perhaps it was too difficult or too painful to try… or maybe the relationship seemed too short-lived or too broken to salvage… No matter the reasons it all fell apart, people can still fall back into each others arms for a second try at love if the feelings are still there…
But it is not simply a matter of wishing for another chance - we are given so many chances to win back the people we’ve loved and lost, if only we’d see those opportunities for what they really are. It’s not even a matter of crossing paths with them by pure chance or accidentally dialing their number because it’s still in your phone - every single day we wake up is another chance to track down somebody we still have feelings for and convince them to give it another shot.
But the funny thing about chances is - you have to take the chance… and the sad part is that most people are too scared, too stubborn, too stupid or too hurt from the first time around to take the chances they are given.
So do I believe that we are given a second chance at loving the same person twice? Yes. I believe we are given many.
But I also believe that we usually screw them up.
—  Ranata Suzuki | Second Chances

Originally posted by rowdy-redhead

Prompt: Hi! I love these stories, and I have a request. So I know you have a story that is similar like this and I love it, I was just wondering if you can do one where they are on a press tour instead of just a panel ? I love the idea of being asked questions with the cast. I’m sorry if this is too much of a bother but it would be cool if you could do it thanks for reading this😁
Word Count: 686
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i may have A Type™ in otome games but hakuoki so far breaks my type and instead gives me the ultimate wildcard that is One Who Suffers The Most

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Instagram Sketchdump Instagram.com/honeyteacake_tk

1&2: Lucy and Natsu on a roadtrip, backpacking & hiking across the country. Probably their college freshman summer.

3: Natsu & Lucy- Adventure awaits, beyond the cement and the parking lot, you and me traveling faster than what stars can carry us

4: Levy Mcgarden summer fashion
5: GajeelxLevy: I fell in love with a mime, she turns me into a clown

Solangelo Fanfiction Masterlist

I lost my masterlist after I changed url, so, time for a new one.

One-shots

  • And What Would Your Message Be? [ Between different people telling different stories and of messages to come across, maybe that evening came out a bit more special than usual. ]
  • Captivated  [ At first, he only went as a favor for Percy. The next time had been for Hazel. Then his trips became frequent and it totally had nothing to do with the cute blonde working inside the jewelry store… At least that’s what he kept telling himself. Oh look, he ‘accidentally’ destroyed Thalia’s bracelet.]
  • Chance Meetings And Puppy Tales [ Will just wanted to save the small puppy he saw soaking wet from the rain, meeting someone wasn’t actually part of it. Not that he’s actually complaining because Nico di Angelo is one fine piece of art he wouldn’t mind getting acquainted with. Solangelo. Mortals AU.]
  • Chicken Soup  [ A what happened after the three days in the infirmary]
  • Hold Tight, Don’t Let Us Go [ Sometimes, a relationship is worth taking the risk for]
  • Holiday Surprises [Between having finally spent Christmas eve together with one Will Solace after not getting much time for each other, he thought that it couldn’t get any better. He was wrong. Nico’s Holiday just keeps getting better]

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The Time Traveler (Chapter Seven)

May 19, 2017, Friday [#152]

Title: The Time Traveler (An Endless Summer fanfic)

Chapter Seven summary: Jake battles an enemy all by himself. His comrades, as instructed, watch from a safe distance, because nobody in their right mind was going to take the chance of accidentally getting in Jake’s way…

Story summary: Using a time travel gun prototype, Jake McKenzie travels back to the past. By encouraging friendships between everybody to build up trust and teach each other skills, he hopes to stop a terrible future from happening.

Links to previous six chapters:
01. (Chapter One: The Beginning)
02. (Chapter Two: The Scar That Didn’t Exist)
03. (Chapter Three: Unexpected Advice)
04. (Chapter Four: Droplets and Stars)
05. (Chapter Five: Say No to Sitcoms)
06. (Chapter Six: Sabertooth Eating Habits)



Chapter Seven: Crustacean Combat

Jake smiled as he led the others up the mountain. He didn’t know what had happened while he and MC were gone, but whatever it was, it seemed to have done the group some good.

Grace, Michelle, and, surprisingly, Zahra, seemed to be talking amiably with each other about various things while Sean and Craig were pointing to different boulders and jokingly asking the other if he would be able to carry that boulder from center-field and still be able to score a touchdown. The higher they ascended the mountain, the bigger the boulders got - and, oddly enough, the more confident their humorous bragging seemed to be…

…but that all came to a halt once they reached the summit of the mountain, where they saw that the sky was filled with stars.



Jake groaned. There were certain areas of La Huerta where this type of thing occurred. Grace - or, at least, his Grace - had referred to them as temporal anomalies - little pockets where time itself was controlled differently and yet was somehow entirely congruent with the rest of La Huerta’s timeline - which, as she explained it, was somehow different from the world’s timeline.

In their future, Jake, Grace, Estela, and Diego had mapped out several places on the island where these temporal anomalies were either proven to have occurred, or had a likely chance of occurring. In fact, there were a couple of times when they had attempted to move their headquarters to one of those pockets - but after their third attempt, which had resulted in injuries and dangerous situations that could have been avoided, they had known not to try a fourth time.



As the others were expressing their surprise about their surroundings, Zahra took the opportunity to look over the edge of the cliff in front of them.

“You said you were afraid of heights, right, Grace? Come over here!”

“No… no way, Zahra! I’m fine right here, thank you very much!”

He smiled. Knowing Zahra the way he did, Jake knew that her calling Grace over to the edge of a cliff was her way of socializing with her without seeming like she was being too friendly. And he was glad, because in the future, Grace was more cautious with her friendships; more careful with the words she chose to say out loud. It was nice to see her like this, openly interacting with the others and not expecting to get stabbed in the back.

“Come on, Grace!” Zahra said, laughing as the cool wind whipped her hair. The leaves of the nearby trees rustled. “You’ll see that looking over the edge of this really tall cliff is the best way for you to overcome your-”

But before she could finish her sentence, MC shouted out a warning, and Zahra turned back to the edge of the cliff just in time to see, and avoid, what had been crawling up towards her.

A giant crab, with several pairs of beady eyes, and pincers that were four feet long, shuffled noisily along the rocky cliff as Jake, MC, Zahra, and the others backed away… except for Grace, who was frozen in terror.

Taking advantage of her fear, the enormous crab reared up on two legs the way a horse would, leaned in, and swung a huge claw in the direction of Grace’s head…

…only to be pelted between its two largest eyes by a rock, causing it to jump back in surprise.

Relieved that his rock had hit its target, he picked up a larger rock and threw it as well, narrowing his eyes grimly as his aim held true once more.

“Hey, Seafood Special!” Jake roared at the crab. “There’s more where that came from!”

And there was. Jake would throw rocks and branches and… whatever else he had to throw if it meant getting Grace away from that crab. Grace had lost too much already. Part of that had been because Jake hadn’t been there for her last time - not in the way he should have been; not in a way that had prevented her from being abducted from their camp in the dead of night.

He couldn’t protect his friend before, but he was going to now. This stupid crab wasn’t going to hurt Grace.

Not Grace.

He gestured wildly to everybody else.

“When Grace gets free, go to the edge of the forest and wait there! Don’t help me! I can do this on my own!”

And as Jake locked eyes with the crab and charged ahead, everything else seemed to fade away…



“…Hey, guys, is Jake actually going to fight that giant crab all by himself?!”

“No way! He doesn’t stand a chance!”

“Well, he sure seems to think he does.”



“Grace, you’re actually alive!”

“Is this your way of saying that you care? That’s very sweet of you!”

“…Shut up. I just want a chance to get my five dollars back.”



“Where did he get that thing? It’s huge!”



“Dude, ouch! If I were a crab, I would not want to be poked there…

“You don’t have to be a crab to not want to be poked there, you idiot!”



“Is he twisting the crab’s-”

“It’s fine, Michelle, the crab has one remaining- oh. Never mind.”



“Uh, Sean? Shouldn’t we help Jake, or something?”

“I say we help the crab. I’ve never seen a crustacean beg for mercy before.”



(And much later, when they returned to the resort and told the story of the expedition to those who had remained behind, Raj, Quinn, Aleister, Diego, and Lila would wonder why the hidden, inside-a-volcano observatory with the scary interrogation room and the mysterious pod…

…seemed almost like an afterthought to MC, Grace, Michelle, Sean, Craig, Zahra, and Estela compared to “The Night Jake Totally Went Berserk On That Poor Crab.”)



(End of Chapter Seven.) (Word count: 999 words.)

Chapter Seven notes: This chapter takes place during Book One, Chapters Eight and Nine. I thought it would be good to build up on that “Seafood Special” moment in the game because of the friendship Jake and Grace form in his future. Also, Estela watching all of this take place. Because Jake does… stuff… to the crab, she hasn’t seen the need to show up and help fight it, but she will join the group sometime before they reach the observatory. (As for Jake’s fight with the crab… I had a lot of fun writing that part of this chapter! XD)

Prompt: No prompts this time!

Chapter Six acknowledgements: Thanks to all those who read the previous chapter! 😊 I’d also like to thank @choices-addict, @jakemckcnzie, and @xbellaaaaaa for reblogging Chapter Six! 😋😋 And super big thank yous to @avengingalec, @jessicamckenzie, @annyvil, @princess-scarletxx, @xo-endlessmayhem-xo, @mermaidwarriorqueen, @the-falcon-of-the-fall, and @captainsteverogerslover for leaving comments, because feedback really inspires me to write! 😀😊😎

(If possible, I would love to know what you thought of this chapter! Thank you very much for reading!)

(Waiting for H.W.U. to come back, forever and always; 19/05/17.)

anonymous asked:

I've read a lot of fics, but just wondered if I'm missing any of the 'famous' ones, (like dalton) that everyone has already read. could you please put together a list. love this blog and thanks for all the valentines fun

We had a discussion about this and tbh, hesitated because although there are obvious “famous” fandom fics, we didn’t want to list them for fear of diminishing other amazing fics that may not have received the same fanfare.  The following stories are the ones that are the most well known, however, we have not necessarily read every single one of them. Enjoy!

Everyday

Someone Like You

The Muse

Go Your Own Way

Where There’s Smoke

A Political Romance/A Legal Romance

Little Numbers

Crema

Angel In A Red Vest

All The Other Ghosts

An Accidental Chance verse

The Sidhe

If I Die Young

Dalton

Sideways/Anywhere But Here

Fix

Expectation Fails

No Envy No Fear

Snapshots

In The Key Of Us

Where We Went Right

Syrup and Honey

It’s Not Babysitting

Okay but imagine bitter pining Pidge

Like bitter pissed off Pidge because she has a crush on Shiro but given their circumstances try to keep it in check and her frustration grows so she uses rage and sass as an outlet to cope

  • like just her watching shiro talk to some locals from a planet

“LOOK AT HIM, LANCE. HE IS GONNA FUCKING SMILE AT THAT ALIEN AND SHAKE HIS HAND. ‘FOR GOOD RELATIONS’ MY ASS. WHY CAN’T HE JUST HOLT MINE HUH??? BUT HIS HANDS ANNOY ME TOO. FUCKING YAOI HANDS. HUGE HANDS THAT CAN DO MIRACLES AND SHIT. HIS HAIR DOESN’T EVEN GET RUINED IN THIS HUMIDITY UGH HIS PERFECT HAIR I HATE HOW PERFECT HIS HAIR IS. IT’S LIKE FROM A GODDAMN ANIME. BUT TRUTH BE TOLD I COULD PULL THOSE FROSTY TIPS OUT THEY ARE PROBABLY FAKE. OH DAMN THERE IT IS THERE IS THE SMILE THAT COULD MAKE A THOUSAND SUNS EXPLODE HE GOT THEM HE GOT THOSE ALIENS DRAWN I FUCKING HATE HIM I’M LEAVING HE CAN DO GOOD RELATIONS BY HIMSELF”

  • or her training and accidentally chancing on shiro

inner pidge be like: OH FUCK LOOK AT THAT WAIT NO DON’T LOOK AT THAT YOU ARE HERE TO TRAIN NOT TO WATCH SOME EYE CANDY I MEAN SHIT WAIT SERIOUSLY DO NOT FUCKING COME HERE SHIRO DO NOT ASK ME TO *shiro asks her if she wants to train* YOU FUCKING DID FUCK IM OUT PIDGE OUT GONE LEAVING DEAD DON’T TALK TO ME HALF NAKED AND HOT PLEASE PIDGE YOU HAVE TO SAY NO JUST SAY NO OH DAMN HE SMILED HE FUCKING SMILED SEND ME TO THE MOON FAR FARAWAY ANYWHERE THIS SMILE IS A KILLER MOVE GOING TO KILL US ALL ONE DAY

Basically just pinning Pidge trying so hard not to get caught with her crush

Bonus: Shiro is unsure if he did something because Pidge is avoiding him or ‘glaring’ at him from a distance

Some More Dialogue Prompts
  • “Well, that’s the second biggest piece of news I’ve heard all day.”
  • “I think I broke it.”
  • “We can’t move on from this.”
  • “He made me feel alive.”
  • “There’s a reason why I don’t do this often.”
  • “This is your last chance.”
  • “I accidentally robbed a bank.”
  • “Please tell me that you didn’t get on the subway like that.”
  • “Never. Do that. Again.”
  • “She didn’t mean it like that.”
  • “Dude. I think I’m psychic.”
  • “You’d be a sexy pirate.”
  • “She is the definition of evil.”
  • “Your clumsiness will be the death of you.”
  • “Is that alright for you, princess?”
  • “Remember this moment.”
  • “I’m in love with you in a friend way.”
  • “Oh, boy. Small talk.”
  • “________ is a way better movie than ________”
  • “I swear to god, my life is a rom-com.”
  • “Hey, man, don’t mess up my flow. This is my mission.”
  • “I’m the Chosen One? Yeah, sure, maybe next week.”
  • “She puts the ‘fun’ into funeral.”
  • “You drive me insane.”
  • “I’m a tough guy. Come on. Fight me…. OHWAITNOIWASN'TREADY.”
  • “Where were you last night?”
  • “No form of magic could ever cure your blackened soul.”
  • “Let’s pretend we’re strangers.”
  • “Betrayal is a strong word.”
  • “How would you feel if this happened to you?”
  • “Don’t even go there.”
  • “Tuesday was her favourite day of the week.”
  • “Sometimes I forget you even existed.”
  • “Prison was the last place I expected you to be.”

Imagine Seventeen teasing you because Dino just won’t stop talking about you.

anonymous asked:

what advantages are there to tying a dog around the waist, if any?

Umm i dont know? For me it’s just more comfortable, no chance of accidentally dropping the leash, more even pressure etc.
I also like the safety of it. If i pass out, she can’t run into traffic or anything like that!