after tsunami and earthquake

Counting Breaths (Bucky Barnes x Reader)

Prompt: “Could you do a Bucky x reader where she has powers that could level the whole tower and he is the only one that can calm her down?”

Originally posted by seabasschino

You could feel it coming on before it actually hit you - a rising panic that started in your abdomen, clawing its way up your chest until it wrapped around your windpipe, sending your breathing pattern into hysterics.

It wasn’t often that you had panic attacks; in fact, ever since you’d gotten close to Bucky Barnes, they’d kept their distance. There was just something about the Winter Soldier that you empathized with; you saw the hurt that constantly lingered in the back of his eyes, and you could tell that he hated the way people feared him. Even though he’d let Steve bring him to live in the tower, Tony still treated him as if he were a loaded gun pointed at his head, ready to strike a killing blow any second. Natasha and Clint were weary of him, and most people felt sorry for the torture he’d endured, so they didn’t really know how to talk to him.

Like how they treated you. Everyone liked you and thought of you as one of their own, but they knew you were dangerous. They couldn’t really ever forget it, and so there was always an edge of weariness when they spoke with you. You’d had powers since you were born, you see - powers that caused the earth to tremble and bend in anyway you wanted it to. Most of the time, you used it to help with the rebuilding projects that were still going on ever since Loki’s attack on New York, moving piles of rubble and stone away from plots of land, sometimes travelling to disaster areas after an earthquake or tsunami to help dig people out of the destruction.

Other times, though, it wasn’t so easy to control. And these times usually happened during one of your infamous panic attacks.

Even now, as you crouched down where you stood in one of the living rooms on the residential floor of the tower, you could feel the ground slightly trembling, knowing that it must be worse on the lower levels of the tower. Clutching your knees to your chest, you tried to recall the breathing exercises you’d taught yourself, but it was all flying out of your head as you focussed on trying to breathe and fighting the anxiety crippling and crushing you.

You didn’t know how long you sat like that until you felt something cool and metallic take your hand, but when you finally did look up, you saw Bucky crouching down in front of you, a soft, small, worried smile perched on his lips.

“Hey, kid,” he whispered, placing his flesh hand against your cheek, not caring when it got wet from the tears you hadn’t known you’d been shedding. “You don’t look so good. You having another episode?”

A broken sob parted your lips, and all you could do was nod and lean into his touch, indicating you wanted physical comfort.

“Ok, doll,” he sighed, suddenly picking you up and carrying you to the sofa. He sat down with you in his lap and slowly, gently started to rock the two of you back and forth, shushing you softly below his breath, lips moving against your hair.

“It’s all ok, hon,” he sighed, not even looking up when Tony and Bruce came running into the room to investigate what was causing the tower to vibrate like that. “I’m here, and I’m gonna take care of you, ok? Just focus on my breathing.”

Bucky took one of your smaller hands in his and pressed it to his chest, taking deep, exaggerated breaths.

“Just like that, see? If an old man like me can do it, so can you,” he smiled, and you tried your best to breathe like he was, eventually matching his rhythm and starting to feel the coil around your chest slowly start to unwind. Before you knew it, the building stopped its trembling, leaving you feeling exhausted.

Leaning your head against Bucky’s shoulder, you let your eyes close as he stopped rocking you, and then soft lips that you’d thought about too many times were pressed gently to your forehead.

“There’s my best girl,” he grinned, a soft, adoring look in his eyes as he looked down at you. “Feeling a little better?”

“Yes,” you whispered, trying to give him a smile in return.

“That’s great, (Y/N),” he murmured back. “Now. I’m gonna lay you on this couch and get you some water, ok? And when we come back you can tell me what brought all that on. Deal?”

“Deal.”

With that, he laid you down against the soft cushions and pushed himself to his feet, not even glancing towards Tony and Bruce as he went through the motions of getting you water.

When he had it ready for you, he started back to the living room, opening his mouth to say something before the words died on his tongue upon seeing what was in front of him.

There you were, curled up into a ball on the couch, eyes closed in a deep and much-needed sleep. Once more, that quiet, soft smile came to his mouth, and he sat the glass on the end table by your head, stooping down to peck your forehead one more time.

“God, I love you,” he whispered, saying it now as you slept. He’d never had the courage to tell you, but now, as he watched you in such a peaceful, vulnerable state, he knew it was the truth. What he didn’t know, however, was that you were just awake enough to smile at his words, mumbling under your breath before finally surrendering to slumber.

“I love you too, Bucky.”

futurebuffdad-deactivated201707  asked:

What was different from the F-2 to the F-16?

The Japanese, rather than to simply buy the F-16 and be done with it, decided that it would be cheaper to licence-produce it, but since they wanted the plane for the maritime strike role, as a complement for their F-1 jet (a poor man’s Jaguar), they “tweaked” the F-16 design, mainly by enlarging the wing, and in the process, changing its construction to composite materials rather than metal.

This, coupled with the insistence for Japanese avionics and the set up of the production plant, turned the project into a nightmare, the costs spiraling out of control, the plane facing delay after delay, and to top it all off, the prototypes and early production planes began to develop cracks on their fancy composite wings, further delaying the project while making it more expensive than it already was.

In the end, some 15 years after it began, the japanese ended up with a plane no better than a F-16 Block 40 from the 80′s, with a price tag completely ridiculous, and a role so niche less than 100 were to be procured, from an original projected number of 140, were only in 2011 the last fighters were handed over to the Japanese Air Force.

And to add insult to injury, 18 planes were damaged after the earthquake and subsequent tsunami of 2011, with 5 deemed as irreparable, and the rest needing a fortune to repair, works which apparently continue to this day. 

In light of the grave natural disaster that has hit Nuugaatsiaq and Illorsuit, my thoughts are with everyone in the two settlements.

It is my hope that the good everyday life may return as soon as possible.

Margrethe R.

Queen Margrethe II of Denmark’s message to the Greenlandic people after an earthquake and since a tsunami has hit two villages, Nuugaatsiaq and Illoruit, in West Greenland. Four people remain missing and several others have been injured.

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               Pop art icon Takashi Murakami is returning to Paris France with his latest exhibit “Learning the Magic of Painting” which is opening this week and will remain on display until December 23rd 2016


                 On February 1st, 1962 Takashi Murakami was born. Murakami grew up in a household that placed a high value on art inspiring both Takashi and his younger brother Yuri to become an artist. Murakami developed an early love and passion for animé and manga due to the stylized art and color palettes. Aside from animation and manga Murakami credits western movies as an impact on his career “Only recently did I realize how much I’ve been influenced by Steven Spielberg.” Later Murakami would find himself at T.U.A Tokyo University of the Arts, seeking the drafting skills necessary to become an animator, but eventually majored in Nihonga, the ‘traditional’ style of Japanese painting incorporating traditional Japanese artistic conventions, techniques and subjects. With the knowledge of a Ph.D. in Nihonga and the influence of manga, he gradually chose to explore more contemporary art styles, media, and strategies.


               Murakami grew to become unsatisfied with the state of contemporary art in Japan, believing it to be “a deep appropriation of Western trends.” In response to the stale art scene Murakami began developing his own pop icon motifs such as “Mr. DOB,” whose name plays on the slang expression “dobojite,” meaning “why?“—was originally created as a statement that Japanese art doesn’t need to imitate American art, and should find its own means of expression. This later developed into a form of self-portraiture, the first of several endlessly morphing and recurring emblems shown throughout his archives. Though he garnered attention, many of his early pieces were not initially well received in Japan. With the attention gained, Murakami continued to embrace unconventional works of art embracing the now well received kawaii movement. ”I set out to investigate the secret of market survivability—the universality of characters such as Mickey Mouse, Sonic the Hedgehog, Doraemon, Miffy, and Hello Kitty.“


               While Murakami became well known (to say the least) in both Japan and the United States; it was his handbag designs for Louis Vuitton in 2003 that propelled him into worldwide celebrity status. Murakami’s designs reinvigorated and revamped the fashion empire’s products and status, making Louis Vuitton bags the hot new must-have item for any and every one that could make the purchase. Murakami applied his trademark use of vivid, bright colors to the traditional “LV” logo, incorporating his signature emblems, such as wide-open cartoon eyes and smiling blossoms. In conjunction with the Louis Vuitton handbag release, the release of Kanye West’s 2007 album release Graduation skyrocketed Murakami’s success and position in the art world due to his design gracing the cover of the album. The collaborations lead to another partnership in 2008; “The Simple Things” an art show collaboration with close friend Pharrell Williams showcasing the beauty in everyday items.
                

               Murakami returned to the art world with “The 500 Arhats” in 2012 as a token of gratitude to the nation of Qatar, one of the first countries to offer support after the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami in 2011.  “The 500 Arhats” is considered to be the largest painting in history standing at 10-feet in height and stretching at a 300-feet length. The story behind the works of art came from the legend of the 500 Arhats; followers of Buddha that spent their lives spreading the knowledge of his teachings. It is said that the story was introduced to Japan during the Heian period, presenting itself to the public through works on canvas and wood and stone sculptures. Murakami engaged with more than 200 students from national colleges in order to complete this monumental artwork. After “The 500 Arhats” Murakami released his debut film “Jellyfish eyes” a child’s tale of poignant memories and wondrous dreams. When asked why embark on a children’s film Murakami responded with “Looking back at my own life, what forms me now is almost entirely my experience in childhood, the stories I heard in childhood. So I wanted to make a story addressed to children as well.” Since the release of “Jellyfish Eyes” Murakami has directed “It Girl” (a Pharrell Williams music video), and has promised a “Jellyfish Eyes” film trilogy.


                Takashi Murakami’s latest exhibit held at the famous Galerie Perrotin “Learning the Magic of Painting,” is opening this week in Paris. The 12th solo exhibition will span across the three spaces in Paris at 76 rue de Turenne and 10 impasse Saint-Claude featuring more than 40 recent and never before seen artworks. The exhibit will feature “The 500 Arhats”, 15 painted handbags with accompanying paintings, monumental multi-panel painting “A Picture of Lives Wriggling in the Forest at the Deep End of the Universe” which reaches around three walls and represents a large scale anthology of Murakami’s mind-melting world and Zen influenced sculptures alike. Throughout the exhibition, the artist’s trademark style is instantly recognizable due to the always monstrous yet “kawaii” characters, the indigenous flower and skull motifs and the tone of impermanence in our lives that Takashi Murakami so effortlessly creates.


                “Learning the Magic of Painting” will be on display until December 23rd 2016.

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InuYasha

InuYasha (manga) (1996-2008)

Original series, written and illustrated by Rumiko Takahashi
56 volumes

InuYasha (anime) (2000-04)

167 Episodes

InuYasha The Movie: Affections Touching Across Time (2001)

The first original movie. It was released right before the 3rd season premiered (episode 55)

Inuyasha is confronted by youkai Menomaru, who was freed by a Shikon Jewel shard and now seeks revenge for his father (defeated by Inuyasha’s father 200 years ago), and to obtain his father’s power, sealed away with him. 

InuYasha The Movie: The Castle Beyond the Looking Glass (2002)

The second original movie. It premiered during season 4′s first airing (between episodes 95 and 96)

After a big battle against Naraku, the powerful Kaguya, Princess of Heavens, is breaking through her seal and takes interest in acquiring Kagome’s powers. Inuyasha and the others must fight her.

InuYasha The Movie: Swords of an Honorable Ruler (2003)

The third original movie. It premiered during season 5′s first airing  (between episodes 136 and 137)

The demon sword So’unga breaks through its seal and brings back the samurai Takemaru of Setsuna, who hated demons and wants revenge from InuYasha’s father for “taking” the woman he loved – but all he can do now is go after his sons… And so he does

note: The film is the only time we get a glimpse of Inuyasha and Sesshoumaru’s father, Inu no Taisho (manga included). Inuyasha’s mother, Izayoi, had previously appeared in both manga and anime.

Shōsetsu InuYasha (InuYasha Novel) (2004)

Novelization of the first 10 chapters of the InuYasha manga. Written by Tomoko Komparu and illustrated by Rumiko Takahashi. 

Check out the fan translation right here on tumblr! [x]

InuYasha The Movie: Fire on The Mystic Island (2004)

The fourth original movie. It was released after the anime ended

Inuyasha and company find a group of half-demon children who are forced to stay on Hourai Island under the cruel domain of the Four War Gods, a group of powerful youkais, and decide to help.

InuYasha Kanketsu-hen (InuYasha: The Final Act) (2009-10)

The actual end of the anime series, covering the final volumes of the manga 
26 Episodes

InuYasha Special Chapter: Since Then (2013)

Written for Shogakukan’s Hero Comes Back project, a collection of special chapters for a variety of their retired series to benefit the reconstruction efforts after the Great Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami. It takes place 6 months after the end of the manga.

Check it out right here on tumblr! [x]

yeee ok…so everytime we had a new earthquake and stuff I start to look up for information about past events…. and Valdivia 1960 got my interest…bc ok…that shit was pretty awful but i was like “ok…the buildings on that time weren’t like today bc we have new regulations today so…maybe that’s why everything went wrong on 1960…bc there was an 9,5 earthquake and after we had a tsunami so there is that too…” but…BUT

here me out children bc i still can’t believe this shit

in 1960 in Valdivia that earthquake lasted about 10 minutes… 10 MINUTES…TEN FUCKING MINUTES OF A 9,5 EARTHQUEAKE

TEN FUCKING MINUTES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

can you believe that shit?????? IF with the 27F in 2010 we were freaking out for an 8,8 that lasted like 4 minutes or Iquique 2014 with 8,2 for 3 minutes(?) or yesterday with Illapel with 8,4 for 2 minutes???? can you…can you IMAGINE WHAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN TEN FUCKING MINUTES WITH AN 9,5?????????????????????????????

DUDE….. and i didn’t stop there…like “there was a tsunami too, right??”…so i looked up about it…and i found pretty pictures about it in which there is a comparison about 2010 and 1960


and now i’m here like… shit son what the fuck

DO YOU SEE THAT SHIT?????

WHAT THE ACTUAL FUC K?????? IS A FUCKING MONSTER!!!!

THE WHOLE PACIFIC OCEAN IS FUCKING RED!!! IS FUCKING RED DUDE!!! I CANT BELIEVE THIS SHIT

and it says “El color rojo significa olas altas, mientras que el rojo oscuro, negro, gris y morado significa olas extremadamente peligrosas y altas”

something like “Red is for high waves(?) and dark red, black, grey and purple are for extremely dangerous and high waves

like…what happened to Isla de Pascua or Juan Fernández with this shit???????? (i have to look up for information but…just look at the map…)

dud e… im…

WE LIVE HERE GUYS. THIS IS OUR COUNTRY

i am the 6th missed call form your mom / the tsunami after an earthquake / i am the mispronounced name in class / never the second best, always the last option, never the safest choice, always the trouble / and i love all the calm things / thunderstorm in the middle of the night / kisses that last longer because they inhale while kissing my face before they make the smooch sound / the ocean before the sun sets / full moon / arctic skies / slow songs / quiet touching / more kisses / hugs / cup of tea / kindness / things that remind me my harmful self / my everyday apologies, my fears and these toxic hands / & softly, i pray that one day people will see / whatever that is that’ll make them stay with me / whatever that is that’ll make me worthy to be loved / whatever that is that i beg the gods for, to give me /
—  a birthday gift / m.c

Your bones are made from the Earth. She is your mother.

And if the Earth can survive and move on after the destruction of earthquakes and tsunamis and hurricanes and volcanoes, then you can survive your broken heart, move on from your past and the terrible things that have happened.

—  You are a Child of the Earth, and You Can Survive Anything | Nikita Gill
This luxury apartment has a 360-view of an airport runway

This flight control tower has been transformed into a luxury apartment. It provides 360-views of Arlanda Airport in Stockholm. 

 



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Artist on Tumblr

Keita Morimoto | on Tumblr (b.1990, Japan)

The work of japan‐born artist Keita Morimoto explores the boundaries of hybrid aesthetics in culture. It deals with various cultural representations of human figure throughout the history of cultural exchange between Japanese and Western art as well as its impact on the contemporary perception of figures. The visual elements of Morimoto’s work includes a form sense of western academic paintings merged with distortion and idealization of Japanese anime. This perceptual hybridization is a product of this globalized age of the unlimited consumption of various historic art forms through a computer screen. This also coincides with personal feelings of displacement and loss of identity which he feels are products of current hybridization within culture. Morimoto has become strongly attracted to the western tradition of painting and its history, having been exposed to it since he moved to Canada from Japan in 2006. While painting in the western traditional fashion over the past few years, his old devotion to Japanese anime, manga and game cultures gradually brought him back to his cultural origin, however in a more aesthetically and culturally skewed manner. Morimoto has exhibited his work in a several group shows around Toronto, Tokyo, and Los Angeles, as well as participated in a number of charity auction events to raise money for Japan relief after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. © All images courtesy of the artist

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Arashi on Front Page of Honolulu Star Advertiser

(Note: The link to the online article is for subscribers of the Honolulu Star Advertiser only. My parents have a subscription so I just did a copy and paste…hope that’s okay><;;)

Boy band’s bringing show, show’s bringing business

Two concerts at Ko Olina are generating millions by attracting thousands of tourists from Japan

By Allison Schaefers

The boys are back.

Arashi, a five-member Japa­nese boy band that announced its formation in 1999 while sailing on a yacht off Hono­lulu, returns to Oahu this weekend to celebrate its 15th anniversary and play its first concert outside of Asia. Their two concerts at Ko Olina Resort in West Oahu on Friday and Saturday are expected to fill nearly every Oahu hotel and pump about $20.7 million into Hawaii’s economy.

Barbara Saito, vice president of Tom Moffatt Productions, said investor costs alone for the event will top $8 million, greatly surpassing the costs to bring legends like Michael Jackson and the Rolling Stones to Hawaii.

“They have spent more money and invested more in the event and built a larger stage and will be bringing more fan club members than any other act that’s been here,” Saito said. “This is very much an Ara­shi-style show with enough different kinds of technology to create a spectacle. The stage is so big that you can see it from Farrington Highway.”

Saito said the concerts’ 15,000 nightly attendance (which will be roughly half Japa­nese and half North American concertgoers) won’t come close to breaking the 36,000 concert attendance record set by Janet Jackson.

“Close to 15,000 fans from Japan are coming to see them perform. When it comes to Japan, it just doesn’t get any bigger than Ara­shi,” she said.

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BREAKING NEWS: Tsunami Warning in Papua, Indonesia

A tsunami warning has been reported in Papua after the recent 8.2 magnitude earthquake in Chile. This earthquake could potentially reach Jayapura, the capital of Papua, Indonesia, 22 hours after the earthquake or around 4.46am on Thursday.

Please reblog to spread awareness. Hoping for the safety of locals and travelers.

I know today has been a very emotional day around the world, but I would just like everyone to know that JAPAN AND MEXICO ARE SAFE.

JAPAN AND MEXICO ARE SAFE.

No damage was reported after the Mexico earthquake, and the Japan tsunami is small and not expected to cause any damage if it reaches any coastal regions.

A girl who has been isolated at a makeshift facility to screen, cleanse and isolate people with high radiation levels, looks at her dog through a window in Nihonmatsu [northern Japan, March 14, 2011] after a massive earthquake and tsunami that are feared to have killed more than 10,000 people.