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The Eiffel tower… an extraterrestrial intricate structure landed on Earth directly from a space opera, its iron lace dress freshly decorated with a shine of colorful ballroom lights, is celebrating its 300 millions visitors over many years of stardom life. But under the tower, everything is normal for a midnight on a September end: a park full of cheerful people, mostly younger groups singing together but also many quiet passersby, gawkers like me. The autumn did not reach yet its full power so you can still buy cold beer from dark clad enterpreneurs carrying refrigerating bags. And, the street merchands still have their rugs everywhere, chatting loud with each other, recommending you miniature towers and tossing flying lights in the slowly chilling air.
I had my beer only back in the hotel, a local blonde ale with a nice grapefruit zest hops aroma but an unpleasant sting right after that. Hmm, at least I tried.

Hillary won by 3 MILLION votes. Al Gore only won the popular vote by 500,000. Democrats have a combined 3.5 million more votes than Republicans in two elections the Democrats lost. The last two Republican Presidents lost the popular vote. But both Al Gore and Hillary were running after 8 years of a Democrat in the White House. We are always headed for a different party after 8 years of the other party being in power. But unlike Obama, Gore and Hillary faced a far-left spoiler – Bernie and Nader. Combine that with the racist backlash to Obama (900 lost legislative seats nationwide), Brexit, Russia, and Comey? Too many obstacles to overcome. Progressives could have been our buffer to outside forces. Just like they could have been in Florida for Al Gore. Thanks Bernie and Nader.

excusemethatsnotcanon  asked:

as a prompt "Sulla and Al talk Gender"

Sulla and Al are characters from @bluedelliquanti‘s O Human Star, one of my favorite webcomics and a brilliant queer sci-fi story. You should definitely read it!

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Alistair Sterling paced.

He was doing that a lot lately. Pacing. He wasn’t usually much of a pacer - he preferred to work rather than wander around aimlessly. But he had little to work on these days, with Brendan handling everything while he adjusted to his new life. Still, his brain went stir-crazy if he sat around in one place too long.

But, as Alistair paced down the hallway leading to his room, he noticed something… odd. He found himself suddenly covered in darkness, as if there was a shadow over him.

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anonymous asked:

Brotherhood hc: Ed and Al were always on pretty even footing when they were still on their journey, but the moment Al gets his body back Ed starts having watch-the-crib-at-night Parenting Anxiety? In the hospital after the Promised Day, Ed breaks out of his room three times before they just move his bed in where Al is. His three million parents keep telling him "Listen, you need rest too, he's taken care of" & Ed's like "bUT *I* NEED TO TAKE CARE OF HIM WHAT IF HE NEEDS ME" "Ed it's ok" "NO"

10,000 times yes.

I’ve always loved Ed’s “Only I can protect Al” moments in fanfiction, but it’s true they were on pretty equal footing in canon.

I’m imagining all his parents protesting at first but then realizing that if they’re in the same room they can watch over both of them at the same time.

One of the lowest arguments I heard from Al-Saud loyalists against Palestinians is “Al-Saud donated millions towards Palestinians” wanting us to be grateful for a bunch of dollars that we got and forget about Al-Saud’s collaboration with Israel.

Whenever they use it, I just recall how Palestinians worked in building the state’s infrastructure, Saudi Arabia in its early days recruited Palestinian laborers, teachers, and engineers to establish its infrastructure, and after they done their work they were expelled btw. 

Palestinians helped in building the Saudi oil industry, communications industry (TV and telecommunication systems), education system, and economy. Yet we don’t say to them “you guys should be grateful we built your state.” to indignify them. 

Prompt # 92

Batman

The Drakes owed Ra’s Al Ghul millions but the Demon’s Head ends up decided to take the couples five year old son. Raised as Ra’s son Tim is constantly attacked by his fellow peers and the woman who is his ‘older sister’ (and now her spawn) but Tim will survive. He had always planned to runaway but never truly got up the nerve to (he knows Ra’s will hunt him down), that is until he accidentally meet the dead second Robin. Jason helps him to leave the shadows behind.

Remember the ALS ice bucket challenge that went viral in summer 2014? Can we please have more things like that? I mean trust me I love stupid internet memes as much as the next person but this was actually so great. The internet came together to do this stupid dare, and by doing so raised over $115 million for ALS, which is a form of motor neurone disease (a rare however particularly nasty disease that leads to paralysis, which currently has no cure). I’ve worked with patients that have seen the benefit of this, and honestly it’s incredible! We literally threw buckets of ice water over our heads and ended up raising a shit ton for charity!

More of this, please!

Do you like having feelings? Do you like crying about fictional characters? Do you enjoy suffering? Then you should definitely start reading STAR WARS fic, because it’s so much suffering and you’ll thank me for inflicting it on you. Especially if you start reading about Obi-Wan and Anakin, they are the Sufferingiest characters I’ve come across in a long time. JOIN US IN SUFFERING. (Fic recs every Wednesday.)

STAR WARS RECS:
Seed by bell (bellaboo), obi-wan/anakin & anakin/padme & cast, NSFW, 34.5k wip
   When Anakin falls prey to a lethal poison, Obi-Wan has no choice but use all his resources to heal him– no matter how reluctant he is in administering the antidote.
Negotiation by Glare, obi-wan/anakin & ahsoka, nsfw, modern au, serial killer au, 24.8k wip
   Over a year ago, Coruscant Police Detective Anakin Skywalker vanished without a trace while hunting the prolific serial killer known within the media as “The Negotiator”. Now, Skywalker has been found and rescued from captivity in a cabin deep within the Naboo wilderness, the only known survivor of an encounter with The Negotiator. The only question on anyone’s mind is: What happened during his time away?
Lay Your Weary Head Down (On Me) by Ripki, obi-wan & anakin (pre-slash?), 2.k
   Sleep can be as violent as a gruesome fight; as restful as a beloved’s embrace. (The setting of the stage.)
shelter by tangeton, obi-wan/anakin & cast, 4.5k wip
   A Jedi and a slave walk into a bar. This could be a setup to a terrible joke, and it is, because Obi-Wan really hadn’t meant to free all the slaves on this blasted planet. Tatooine AU.
Stubbornness and Strategy by lesbiananakin, obi-wan/anakin, NSFW, 2.1k
   Anakin’s bored, and Obi Wan knows to be worried when that happens. Two equally stubborn Jedi, a room full of people who they can’t let know they’re thinking inappropriate thoughts at each other, and a whole lot of sexual and non-sexual frustration.
untitled by ramesees, obi-wan/anakin (pre-slash?) & ahsoka & yoda, 1.4k
   “Difficult it will be for us to hide from Darth Sidious’ reach.”
One Day by ruth baulding, obi-wan & qui-gon & mace & shmi & bail/breha & palpatine, 9.9k
   A single moment in time, on five different planets. A birth, an election, a discovery, a marriage, and a mission. Because all things are mysteriously united in the Force.
In Pursuit by zinjadu, obi-wan & anakin & ahsoka & rex & padme & cast, 40k
   AU - The Jedi Who Knew Too Much. Rex decides to stay “in pursuit” of his Commander; he jumps. Now, with backup, Ahsoka navigates the lower levels and deals with Ventress. Meanwhile, Anakin takes the Order to task, finds a little more support, and things turn out a little differently for everyone. And this is just the beginning.
A Familiar Face by ruth baulding, obi-wan & clone, 15.4k
   Just another day of exile. Featuring one and a half glasses of ale , a million-credit bounty, and a despicable hive of scum and villainy.
the dream of flight persists by victoria_p (musesfool), obi-wan & anakin/kaylee & river & firefly cast & star wars cast, 16.7k
   Anakin’s never found much serenity himself, despite all the meditation he’s been subjected to over the years; maybe working on this ship will do it.
Wrong Number by Siamesa, obi-wan & anakin & luke & yoda & owen/beru, 3.4k
   In hiding on Dagobah, the Lars family aquires a holocom. Things go horribly wrong.
Sigh No More by edenwolfie, obi-wan/anakin/padme & ahsoka & cast, nsfw, 58.7k wip
   A Post-Mustafar Revenge of the Sith Fix It
Raising Skywalkers: The Infancy Months by anecdotalist, obi-wan/anakin & anakin/padme & luke & leia & cast, 4.6k wip
   ROTS AU in which Anakin starts dreaming of Padme dying while still on the Outer Rim, Obi-Wan gets recalled to Coruscant early, and when Anakin returns from the Outer Rim, he finds out that he’s the father of twins. Cue adorable and hilarious hi-jinks of Jedi attempting to parent.
Planetary by Bablefishmouse, obi-wan/anakin/padme, 1.4k
   An Unusual Naboo Harvest Ball, where Princess Padme Amidala meets friends and enemies alike, both new and old.
untitled by themoosejthm, obi-wan & anakin, 2.1k
   Anonymous asked: Could you do a story where Obi-Wan finds out about Anakin’s seizures (maybe mention the cat Anakin used to have)?

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Stavo scrivendo al computer tranquilla e beata circa la spiritualità dell’espressionismo astratto, con Chopin in sottofondo che mi faceva docile compagnia pigiando i tasti del pianoforte come solo lui sa fare, quando all’improvviso parte su Spotify la pubblicità super aggressive con tutta musica tunztunz di Paco Rabanne e del suo profumo con il quale si può vincere un’automobile edizione limitata.
M’è preso un colpo, ho fatto un urletto e ho allontanato il pc spingendolo via di scatto. Ho il battito accelerato e ho perso almeno due, tre anni di vita. Come dicono i francesi, e come io so benissimo, avendo studiato questa lingua raffinata e poetica per tutte le medie,e pure al liceo: One Million di Paco Rabanne l’anima de li mejo mortacci tua.