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Three Blind Idiots (AAA girls) - Dottie

Courtney and Willam are fighting, Alaska wants them to stop. A cold brings them all together.

Okay so this is complete shit, I wrote this in a little over an hour after reading all of the asks about it. I know someone is going to come along and write a way better version of those asks and I’m so okay with that and so ready. I high key need all of the Alaska sick fics. And witney fics.

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name: Jade

nickname: Jade is technically a nickname but also “J” sometimes 

zodiac sign: Pisces

orientation: hella gay

ethnicity: Irish / a bunch of other shit

favorite fruit: strawberries / raspberries / peaches… I can’t choose

favorite book series: Harry Potter !!

favorite smell: Joss

favorite season: fall 

favorite animal: foxes

favorite color: currently periwinkle 

coffee, tea, cocoa: coffee 

average sleep hours: I need like 10 to be a nice person

favorite fictional characters: Hermione Granger and Alaska Young

number of blankets you sleep with: a burrito of blankets 

dream trip: anywhere with Joss, but particularly England or Italy

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anonymous asked:

Imagine spending a weekend at uncle Justin and uncle Aaron's. Justin wants to play dress up and do makeup and Aaron want watch horror movies and camp outside.

NO LISTEN. they combine both of them and camp in the backyard with torches and a shit ton of blankets and alaska does the kids makeup all pretty but maybe sarah wants to be a vampire instead so sharon literally jumps at the chance and sprints inside to get his face paints

Photo above: Athabascan beadworker Lilly Pitka of Fort Yukon, Alaska made these dog blankets in 1926. Dogs would be decorated with fancy blankets like this during special times of year, when families would come in from traplines in wilderness areas of the state to gather together in celebration.

ALL ABOUT THE DOGS – Dog sledding, or dog mushing, has a long tradition in Alaska. It was used by early residents as a means of transportation. Today, rural residents still rely on dog teams to hunt and travel in remote areas, as do hobbyists who enjoy exploring the backcountry with their highly-trained athletes.  

Alaska also hosts a variety of big-name races. Thousands of fans follow along as mushers spend days competing in long distance wilderness events like the Iditarod and the Yukon Quest. There are also sprint mushing races that are run through the streets of the state’s largest cities.

In the earliest days of tourism in Alaska, visitors found depictions of men and their dogs to be extremely compelling. They sought to bring home reminders of these people and their trusted companions of the trail. Many of these items were created by Alaska Native artists as souvenirs.

Luke Saganna carved this hunter and dog team (below) sometime around 1984 in Barrow. It is carved from caribou antler and has sinew tow lines and harnesses.

The museum’s history & ethnology collection features thousands of items that depict the Native cultures of Alaska. Many of them feature dog-related carvings or depictions. Jotham Seppilu is a Yupik artist from Savoonga, St. Lawrence Island. He carved this piece from walrus ivory.

This year in Alaska, the famous Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race had to move its restart location from Willow, near Anchorage, to Fairbanks in the Interior due to a lack of snowfall. That’s more than 500 miles away from the ceremonial start location in the state’s largest city. And it means an extra day for mushers to scramble to get ready for the race. Fairbanks officials expect hundreds, if not thousands, of race-related visitors for the event.

Some of them might be in search of something to commemorate the experience, such as souvenirs or artwork like this piece of mineralized walrus ivory carved by Greg Stradiotto in 1984.

Even though this has been a relatively mild winter temperature-wise, many mushers and visitors will be sporting head gear like this marten fur “trapper-style” hat used extensively in Alaska. The flaps can be worn down or up, depending on the weather.

This depiction of a dog team and driver was commercially produced and marketed to tourists.

Government: 2014 was the hottest year in Earth's history

New York Times: 2014 was the hottest in earth’s recorded history, scientists reported on Friday, underscoring warnings about the risks of runaway emissions and undermining claims by climate-change contrarians that global warming had somehow stopped.

Extreme heat blanketed Alaska and much of the western United States last year. Several European countries set temperature records. And the ocean surface was unusually warm virtually everywhere except around Antarctica, the scientists said, providing the energy that fueled damaging Pacific storms.