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[TRANSLATION] Chanyeol - 161207 Official EXO-L Japan website update: "チャンヨル HAPPY BIRTHDAY!" ('HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHANYEOL!')

“東京ドーム公演の3日前、11月27日に誕生日を迎えたチャンヨル!
東京ドームでEXO-L-JAPANからケーキをプレゼントしてきました!

チャンヨルが読めるように「ちゃんよる おたんじょうびおめでとう」とすべて平仮名でかかれたケーキを準備♪”

Translation: “Three days before the Tokyo Dome concerts, on 27th November, it was Chanyeol’s birthday!
Chanyeol received a cake from EXO-L Japan at Tokyo Dome!

The staff prepared a cake, that read, ‘Happy Birthday Chanyeol’ which was written out in Hiragana so he could read it!♪”

“このツアー中、3回目となる誕生日ケーキの登場。さすがにチャンヨルも薄々気付いていたのか笑、、終演後
スタッフが待ち構えていると、自ら「ハッピバ~スデ~ トゥ~ユ~♪」と歌いながら登場していました!(笑)

嬉しそうにろうそくを吹き消して、メンバーたちと大騒ぎするチャンヨル♪
1年ぶり、2回目となる東京ドーム公演。
今年は誕生日のお祝いとあわせて、チャンヨルにとって更に特別な、思い出に残る日になりました!”

Translation: “This is the third time we are presenting a birthday cake during this tour. Chanyeol’s smile seemed to hint that he noticed what was going on, and after the concert, agile the staff were waiting to surprise him, he began singing ‘Happy~ birthday~ to~ you!♪’ and that’s when the staff gave him the cake (hehe).

With a happy expression on his face he blew out the candles and then cheered with the rest of the members♪
It’s been a year since the last Dome concert and this year is the second time in total.
With all the birthdays celebrated this year, for Chanyeol, this day is a day he’ll definitely remember!”

“HAPPY BIRTHDAYチャンヨル!”

Translation: “HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHANYEOL!”

Photo links: 1, 2.

Credit: translation, dailyexo.tumblr.com, Source: Official EXO-L Japan website.

Nesta’s New Armour

This is for Nessian Smut Week (fans myself ‘cause boi is it getting hot). You should probably have a mature mind before reading the story. *But let’s all establish that dirty minds are welcomed as well!* Anyways fair warning this is the first time I have ever attempted any sort of smutty goodness…or in this case it could be a crash and burn smutty fic! Let me know what you think and I will try to improve my writing style!

            Nesta walked through the Illyrian camp with commanding posture. She had just finished helping the younger trainees during their agility exercises. Nesta made it a point to train both the females and males together to bring forth positive connections. Considering how the older males were a bad influence on demeaning the females Nesta made it a point to demolish those negative views. Perhaps overtime the younger generation will work side-by-side without the threat of cutting off wings and having a sole purpose for breeding. The thought of it made Nesta shiver in rage at the thought of the females’ wings being clipped and told they had to breed.

           The warmer season was finally here. Snow flurries turned into sleet and the frosty air gradually warmed to melt the snow that blanketed the pine trees and ground. Nesta was glad that today harbored mostly clear skies. A perfect day for the Illyrians to fly and train in the sky.

           Nesta passed by the last training rings filled with sparring soldiers. She nodded her head in greeting to a few of them who returned her greeting with respect.

           It had taken a considerable amount of time to earn the respect she received from most of the Illyrians. Nesta didn’t regret one moment of the fights of steel will, wit and blade that enabled her to have the valued position she held.

           It didn’t take long to walk through the tented areas centered around large fire pits. She neared the tree line where permanent buildings stood against the backdrop of the forest. The gray stone reflected light from the sun and smoke filtered from the chimneys.

           Evening had settled by the time she had finished training the younger ones and honestly she was ready for a hot meal and warm bath. Nesta entered one of the gray houses. Rhysand’s mother previously owned it. Cassian usually made sure that him and Nesta would have the building during their stays at the camps. Some of the generals still gave them shit for it, but they couldn’t argue too much since there had been five more buildings recently built to help house the Illyrians. Two of them were made specifically for the younger ones. Cassian was extremely proud of those homes and made a point to make sure it was up-kept by the residents. Then there was one building to house the sick and injured to make sure their recovery process was quickened. No sense of being out in the cold with injuries and illnesses when they could be quickly treated indoors. The fifth new house was home to the strongest Illyrians who proved their worth. It was a reward that many Illyrians sought and thus made the soldiers work harder to earn a room.

           Nesta entered the house her and Cassian shared this month. She looked around the front room. The kitchen, living area and dining room were empty. There were no sounds coming from upstairs, which meant Cassian was still with the war generals in a meeting. Usually Nesta accompanied him to the meetings, but she decided to train the young ones today instead.

           Nesta smiled. This meant would have time to bathe and try on the new Illyrian leathers she received from one of the female warriors who was skilled in tailoring. It was one of the new types of fighting gear designed specifically for a woman’s body. Nesta was thrilled to try it on considering most of the armour she tried on fit either too loose or far too tight.

            She went to the far end of the house and opened the door to the bathing room. It was cramped, but Nesta was thankful that the home even had a tub that offered warm water along with a toilet and sink. Within minutes she finished bathing and went up the narrow staircase to the room she shared with Cassian.

           She wondered when her mate would arrive back from his meeting. Sometimes he would be gone long into the night. Tonight though she wanted him back home and in their bed. They were so preoccupied with the camps this past week that they didn’t have a moment of free time to vent out the sexual tension that rippled through them. A few times Nesta wanted to tackle Cassian in the ring whenever he would send her suggestive images of what he wanted to do to her. Many of which involved them rolling around in the mud and releasing the beasts that lingered inside them. The kind of beasts that didn’t care who was watching or where they were when they claimed each other in the most intrinsic ways possible. Nesta had shot back similar images along with a gaze that made Cassian narrow his eyes in want.

           Nesta decided that tonight she was going to give Cassian a taste of those images they sent each other down the bond.

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anonymous asked:

Hello! Do you think Hiccup is clumsy? A lot of fics portray him as such, and his repute in the village certainly suggests so ("Every time you step outside, disaster follows"). On the other hand, it must require some agility to pull off what he does with Toothless (eg. leaping off Toothless and landing at a run during Dragon Racing). What do you think? Thanks!

I want to make the distinction that Hiccup, as a young boy, is physically awkward, but he’s not clumsy.

It is certainly easy to see Hiccup as clumsy, and I believe when I first watched HTTYD I would have agreed with that assessed characteristic. There are multiple instances in which Hiccup appears to have mishaps related to a physical lack of control. However, even when he stumbles backwards and falls in a basket when Stoick visits him in the shop, Hiccup’s not being clumsy (Stoick pushed him in the basket accidentally). The instances in which Hiccup has mishaps arise from two other traits of his: 1). his physical lack of strength as a young teenager, and 2). his impulsive decisions to charge into danger.

To give an example of how Hiccup is not clumsy, one can go to the start of the first movie. When Hiccup is first introduced in the shop with Gobber, he shows Gobber his bolas slinger, which accidentally fires and hits a Viking in the forehead. However, there’s nothing clumsy about it. Hiccup intentionally taps the machine twice on the top, and it just happens to fire. As Hiccup himself explains, it’s a “mild calibration issue.” It’s not clumsiness.

Instances in which Hiccup is physically awkward happen because Hiccup is not strong enough at the time. He has problem picking up an axe and a shield at the same time on his first day of dragon training. That’s not from being clumsy or having butter fingers. That’s because he’s only got so much strength to work with and is trying to find a means of balancing all that weight feasibly. When Hiccup tosses the bucket of water up to douse the Zippleback, it falls short of the head - not because he’s clumsy - but because he didn’t put enough strength into the motion. Astrid and Hiccup have a bit of an awkward encounter during the day that they fight the Deadly Nadder in the ring. But in the midst of a skirmish, there’s plenty of reason to fall down… and Astrid fell down on top of Hiccup. Hiccup couldn’t move because someone else was fumbling awkwardly on top of him. When Hiccup sneaks into Berk with Toothless to undo the saddle strap, Toothless yanks him into the air in front of Astrid - it’s an awkward moment, but it’s not Hiccup who’s at fault for that.

You could perhaps call having the tree branch slapped into his face clumsy. That’s about it.

Hiccup is definitely physically awkward as a young teen. He waves his hands around wildly. He fumbles to hold weapons because they’re a lot of weight for him. He makes many physical mistakes related to not having enough body strength. But that’s strength, not clumsiness.

For as Hiccup gets physically stronger throughout the franchise, those sorts of weird physical baubles disappear. His wild hand waving stays the same, but the other signs of physical awkwardness vanish. Hiccup gains a lot of strength by continuing to work in a smithy, training in weapons, riding Toothless, and going on adventures. Resultantly, we come to see a young man who is not clumsy - on the contrary, he’s pretty physically adroit. If Hiccup were inherently clumsy, he would still be baubling around even once he gains his adult strength. However, young adult Hiccup can very smoothly fight off enemies, jump on and off his dragon, and do a host of action moves that shows he’s actually pretty nimble and dexterous. As you say, Hiccup’s got to have a lot of agility to pull off his stunts. Just watch him in RTTE. He’ll do things like jump down and slide on a knee and pull out a crossbow and take a shot that hits where he intended. Talk about smooth!

Now it is true that Stoick growls, “Every time you step outside, disaster falls.” While that can get an impression of clumsiness, the reason disaster falls around Hiccup is because he makes stupid choices. Hiccup is an impulsive individual who will charge out and Do The Thing even if it is not safe. As a young teenager at the start of HTTYD, we learn that he has been repeatedly going outside during the dragon raids despite being instructed to do the contrary. Hiccup is racing into a dangerous environment that could get him killed. In fact, what happens here is that a Monstrous Nightmare starts chasing Hiccup, causing a lot of destruction, and prompting the chief to race after them to save his son. If Hiccup had stayed safe indoors, Stoick would not have had to clean up after his son and try to save him. Because Hiccup runs into a situation he cannot handle, disaster falls, and his father has to come to the rescue.

Therefore, I feel as though all the situations that might be considered clumsy are better interpreted as Hiccup growing into his strength, and Hiccup charging into situations he should not enter.

So by all means, write in amusing moments where Hiccup has mishaps, especially when he’s young! I would not say they arise from clumsiness, though.

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The Web Developer Exhales

I think the project I am working on has turned a corner today. After a colossal “sprint” over the last month, I pushed the fruits of my endless headbanging sessions onto the production servers this afternoon.

The term “sprint” refers to something called “Agile” – it’s where you start off with scraps of paper written by a customer, and just start building something as fast as you can – no technical design, no functional specification – you just start building something. I suppose it’s a bit like a kid with a box of lego. It’s kind of stressful if you care what anybody thinks of the thing you build. I tend to care too much – and end up going the extra mile in all directions. Every mile becomes two miles.

And the truth? I’m wiped out. I got out of the office at 5pm, walked across the plaza to the hotel, dumped my bag, and then straight into the restaurant. By 6pm I was back in the hotel room, sitting at the desk, writing this. I stared at the screen for a ridiculous amount of time before writing anything of consequence.

If you made it this far through the post, here – have a medal to pin on your coat. I imagine it as being some kind of decorative coin hanging from a ribbon – with “TLDR” embossed in it.

If you have been attempting to follow my tortuous route throughout the last few weeks, you will know that I have been cross-posting from WordPress to Tumblr, and LiveJournal. Cross posting was always a bit of an experiment, if I’m honest – a stupid, crazy experiment, but it was sort of useful too.

In my heart I wanted LiveJournal to still be the place it was ten years ago. In reality it has become a pale shadow of that place. There’s not so much tumbleweed rolling around, as no trace left of the once vibrant community that existed there.

Tumblr is rapidly going in the same direction. Five years ago Tumblr was insane – a mayhem filled maelstrom of brain dumps, life stream photos, and conversation. If you imagine it as once being a tumultuous sea, it is now a becalmed lake in a half-empty reservoir, slowly but surely ebbing away.

So yes – I’ll probably be stopping with the cross-posting idiocy. If you want to read the nonsense I write, you’ll have to wander over to the shiny domain at WordPress (jonbeckett.blog).

Now if you’ll excuse me, I have the remainder of season 2 of “Casual” to binge watch on my Amazon Fire tablet until 2am, rather than read any of the books I brought with me. Quite how I’m going to get through tomorrow night without going insane is anybody’s guess.

I go home on Friday.

phys.org
Wall-jumping robot is most vertically agile ever built
Roboticists at UC Berkeley have designed a small robot that can leap into the air and then spring off a wall, or perform multiple vertical jumps in a row, resulting in the highest robotic vertical jumping agility ever recorded. The agility of the robot opens new pathways of locomotion that were not previously attainable. The researchers hope that one day this robot and other vertically agile robots can be used to jump around rubble in search and rescue missions.

To build the robot, known as Salto (for saltatorial locomotion on terrain obstacles), the engineers studied the animal kingdom’s most vertically agile creature, the galago, which can jump five times in just four seconds to gain a combined height of 8.5 meters (27.9 feet). The galago has a special ability to store energy in its tendons so that it can jump to heights not achievable by its muscles alone.

anonymous asked:

Who do you think can win the current fight between Bakugou and Izuku, assuming they aren't interrupted?

the two of them seem very evenly matched at this point. if i have to choose one or the other, i’d say deku, because his agility is around bakugou’s level, and bakugou is distracted by his own very strong emotions right now. like, bakugou excels in battle when he’s feeling ultra-confident in himself, but i think self doubt is his weakness. we don’t know the details yet, but doesn’t it seem possible that he failed the hero exam largely because of these worries he’s been hiding? on the surface, it seems like he’s fueled by his strong emotions (largely anger), but i think it’s more like, his actual fuel is self-confidence, and strong emotions find a way to surface no matter what.

so bakugou started this fight because of the worries he’s been brooding on, but since those worries affect his own confidence, they might also be his downfall. 

not that i think deku won’t go easy on him. that’s another thing, though! if deku does go easy on him, this “emotionally vulnerable bakugou” seems more likely to admit defeat than the usual “cocky aggressive genius bakugou.”

fenriel is ambidextrous, but favours his left hand. if wielding a bow, he aims for the heart or eye, but will go straight for the throat when fighting in close-quarters. this is likely habit from years of training as a hunter; humane slaughter for human prey. while he doesn’t possess the raw strength of a warrior, he is by no means defenseless. agile and difficult to hit, he strikes precisely where he needs to in order to maximize his damage. and with the poison he mixes, he needn’t often strike more than once. this makes him marginally less effective in scenarios where a target must be captured alive or unharmed.

30 Day (Personal) Monster Girl Challenge, Day 6: Silverclaw
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Silverclaw is smaller than the average gryphon. Her compact, stocky frame belies her agility and grace. Like her adopted sister, Drem, Silverclaw was cast from her clan at a young age. The young she-gryphon bore a striking resemblance to Tretzanis, the Fáèl of Discord - and her family needed no other excuse to disown her. Ezthlitofett adopted her and mended her broken wings; Silverclaw became the first of his two adopted daughters.
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As with the majority of my core “Legacy” cast, I’ve been drawing Silverclaw since 2002 or so. I wanted Silverclaw to look intimidating for her size, so I used lappet-faced and bearded vultures as reference to improve her design. I threw in some aardwolf along with the traditional big cat. :D
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Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High (Acoustic)
  • Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High (Acoustic)
  • Arctic Monkeys
  • Live at Avatar Studios 22/10/2013
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“One, two, three, it’s just me *laughs* it’s just me on my own…”

Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High? - Avatar Studio’s Acoustic Session aka the best acoustic version of this out there