administration-co asked:

"Jin? Jin? Pyro hon?" Jena called, walking through the BLU base halls in search for her new friend.

“I’m outsiiiide…!”

True to her word, the girl was not in the base, but her name stuck out like a sore thumb. Instead, she was sitting in the snow, making a snowman for her entertainment. Not that she intended to behead it or anything…

administration-co asked:

Number 12, 13, 14, as and 15 :D

(meme source)
30 Uncommon Character Development Questions

12.) Describe 5 unusual characteristics your muse has.

Her fingers, however pudgy, have stronger bones than the rest of her body. This comes from microfracturing, which makes her punches inevitably stronger (and she can, indeed, smash through things). 

Her hands are also the coldest part of her body; the reason why she enjoys tactility is to keep them warm (much to the dismay of others). She isn’t a heavy practitioner of MF (and she does take good care of her hands), so arthritis won’t ruin her just yet.

She has a tendency to bounce on her heels when standing idle (I really want to do an idle pixel gif of it at some point).

Jin’s pupils are practically cat-like in the sense that they do constrict and dilate easily; in Pyrovision, they’re pink. So are her Pyro mask’s lenses.

Blood flows to her face quickly, and tends to center in her cheek, nose, and ear tips. It’s great to make fun of.

13.) Have they ever been so overwhelmed they had to stop and take a break from something?

Exercising, for one! She tends to overwork herself. This actually happens often—she’s a bit of an overachiever and will keep going until the point of passing out. Limits aren’t exactly a thing she’s learned that she has, even though they are very clearly there.

14.) Are they a team player or do they prefer to be solo?

While she’s very flexible, Jin probably works best on her own. She hates to be commanded to do anything—and is even more reckless with a partner who she believes will have her back, e.g., a Medic—and would rather fail alone than risk anyone else. Even knowing what she does is dangerous doesn’t stop her—she would just rather no one else partake in it.

15.) Can they multi-task or must they focus on one subject at a time?

She can multi-task quite well! If anything, she enjoys being busy. That isn’t to say she hates working on one subject—she would rather just get multiple things done.

I am in need of help with this account!

Hey guys I’m so sorry I have not been very active on here for a while, I have been really busy with college and stuff.
I was just going to ask whether anyone would like to be a co-administrator for my tumblr account as I don’t really have the time for it and don’t want it to go untouched and let anyone down.
If you are a swimmer or ex-swimmer with knowledge of the swimming world I would be grateful if you would message me about this!

Thank you & please repost x x

A Team Fortress 2 thought

If only Redmond and Blutarch Mann had learned to share their tract of land in the New Mexico desert, this whole nasty business with the Gravel Wars might have been avoided.

*Acel stares at the invitation. Is this really what he gets for drunk prank calling while awol? First leniency and the option to apply for leave after the fact, and now an invitation to a gala event with a raffle. He’ll have to bring something… Not a gift, at least not for the Admin, since it’s specifically requested that he doesn’t. Maybe a bottle of alcohol that he can contribute to the party, or something.*

*… And he’ll need to look presentable. Glancing down at himself, he can immediately tell this is going to be a problem. Per Sergej’s suggestion he’s been sticking mostly to sweatshirt and sweatpants for clothes, because they’re stretchy and more forgiving of the fact that he’s been consuming little more than alcohol and pre-made meals for over a month.*

*So he makes a quick phone call before doing anything else, the greeting loud at first and then quickly dropping down into low, rapid French. Aggravation creeps into his voice with every sentence – he probably shouldn’t have called, just avoided the whole headache this is going to bring on by letting go of his pride and going into town to find a tailor. But what’s done is done, and he nearly cracks the handset casing hanging up the phone when the call is done.* Va te faire voir…

*That arranged, for better or for worse, he sits down to scrawl an RSVP on a slightly creased bit of old stationary.*

Miss Mavric,

Thank you for the invitation. I will attend without a guest. We have not yet met in person but I expect I will see Avgustus and he will point you out for me.

– Acel Lavoie

*That goes in the mailbox outside, and then Acel hurries back in side to try and clean up the house before his friend who knows a thing or two about clothes shows up.

The combination of black seeds and turmeric can be recommended with lifestyle modification as a starting point for patients with MetS to halt its future complications and progression.

PMID:  Complement Ther Med. 2015 Apr ;23(2):165-74. Epub 2015 Jan 14. PMID: 25847554 Abstract Title:  Clinical efficacy of the co-administration of Turmeric and Black seeds (Kalongi) in metabolic syndrome - a double blind randomized controlled trial - TAK-MetS trial. Abstract:  OBJECTIVE: To compare the clinical efficacy of Black seeds and Turmeric alone and its co-administration in lower doses among patients with metabolic syndrome (MetS).DESIGN: Double-blind-randomized-controlled trial.SETTING: Hijrat colony, Karachi, Pakistan.INTERVENTION: Apparently healthy males (n=250), who screened positive for MetS, were randomized to either Black seeds (1.5g/day), Turmeric (2.4g/day), its combination (900mg Black seeds and 1.5g Turmeric/day) or placebo for 8 weeks.MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: body-mass-index (BMI), body-fat-percent (BF%), waist-circumference (WC), hip-circumference (HC), blood pressure (BP), lipid-profile (cholesterol, HDL-cholesterol, LDL-cholesterol and TG), fasting blood glucose (FBG) and c-reactive protein (CRP).RESULTS: At 4 weeks, compared to baseline, Black seed and Turmeric alone showed improvement in BMI, WC and BF%. Combination improved all parameters except HDL-cholesterol with lower FBG and LDL-cholesterol as compared to placebo. At 8 weeks, compared to placebo, Black seeds reduced lipids and FBG, while Turmeric reduced LDL-cholesterol and CRP. Interestingly, combination group with 60% dose of the individual herbs showed an improvement in all parameters from baseline. When compared to placebo, it reduced BF%, FBG, cholesterol, TG, LDL-cholesterol, CRP and raised HDL-cholesterol.CONCLUSION: Turmeric and Black seeds showed improvement in all parameters of metabolic syndrome, when co-administered at 60% of doses of individual herbs with enhanced efficacy and negligible adverse-effects. The combination of Black seeds and Turmeric can therefore, be recommended with lifestyle modification as a starting point for patients with MetS to halt its future complications and progression.

Pacific Rubiales delays shareholder vote on sale to end of month

VANCOUVER (Reuters) - Pacific Rubiales Energy Corp said on Thursday it has postponed a shareholder vote on its planned C$2 billion ($1.6 billion) takeover by Alfa SAB de CV and Harbour Energy Ltd at the request of the bidding companies.
The vote, originally set for next week in Vancouver, has been pushed back to July 28.
A group of shareholders led by O'Hara Administration Co has launched a proxy battle to try to block the C$6.50 per share deal, saying it undervalues the company and does not benefit the shareholders.
The offer from Alfa and Harbour Energy came during difficult times for Pacific Rubiales, whose shares have plunged 75 percent over the last year as crude prices fell and the company struggled under a hefty debt load.
The stock closed up 7 percent at C$5.04 on Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

(Reporting by Julie Gordon; Editing by Leslie Adler)

((From Avi))


*Acel is sitting on the couch, minding his own business and watching tv, when suddenly he finds himself held in place while a leather collar is fastened around his neck. He curses and tilts his head back to glare at the culprit – although, seeing that it’s Avgustus, he does edit out a few choice words before speaking.*

What the hell is this for?